04 September 2009
04 July 2009
Those who call people who disagree with Obama or any left leaning person/group idiots,bigots, etc:
FUCK YOU. Everyone has there own opinion, I tolerate your view so tolerate mine. If I believe Obama is a bad choice for POTUS it is based on his LIMITED record and NOT his skin color.
Gov Diamond Jim Doyle and the rest of the tax and spend crowd in Madison(EVERYONE) should immediately have all the assets they have be confiscated. So they can really "feel the pain" they are inflicting on the hard working people.
To Eugene Kane and the local media:
You are the bigots, hate mongering, close minded people you so rally against. The venom you spew on a regular basis against people that disagree with you is truly amazing. Yet you really do not see it. At least I admit when I am called out on being closed minded. I do not judge a person on skin color, I base my opinion on actions and words.
The local media claiming the are Milwaukee's News leaders or whatever, you DO NOT COVER ALL OF MILWAUKEE!! On a regular basis I see more stories from I-94 north to Port Washington, from the lake to Okachee. Rarely do I hear anything about anything from I-94 south to the county line and from the lake west to the Waukesha county line. And don't give me the BULLSHIT excuse that nothing happens, It happens on this side of town also.
03 July 2009
06 June 2009
Don't tell me about the motorcycle you saw...
I do ride in the rain. I wear rain gear. My tires are sticker than your car tires. I drive slower.
I wear my seat belt when I'm in the car. (Do you?)
I do not squeeze in between cars on the highway. I do not hide in your blind spot. I do not pass on the right. I do not travel with excessive speed.
I do not talk on my cell phone. I do not read the news paper. I do not shave while driving. I do not floss while driving. I do not ride distracted.
I do not drive under any influences other than pure adrenaline.
Riding makes me happy.
I do have reflectors on the back of my bags. I do wear reflective clothing.
I do the speed limit (+/- 10mph)
I do use my turn signal.
I do use hand signals in emergency situations.
I do wear my helmet.
I do leave distance between me and other vehicles on the road.
Why would I drive the car when only I need to go somewhere? Why waste the wear and tear on my car if I don't need to. Why not enjoy myself on my travels?
Why must you tell me about that motorcycle you saw doing 120+ mph on the highway the other day?
Why must you tell me about that rider that died last weekend?
Why must you tell me about that guy you saw in shorts and flip flops?
Why must you tell me it is dangerous to ride to work/home in the rain?
Why must you tell me about your brother in-law that goes bar to bar?
Why must you tell me I'm crazy?
Why must you tell me I'm Evil Knievel?
Why can't I just be a guy on a bike?
04 June 2009
Case in point, I received a call from my realitor Tuesday afternoon to show the house on Wednesday at 11am to 12pm. No problem, we were able to straighten up and get the house in showing condition. Well 11am Wednesday came and I was ready to let the potential buyer and agent in as I waited an hour no body showed. At 12:05pm I called my realitor and he informed me that they called him not 5 minites before I called him to cancel. The other party NEW before the appointment that they were not going to show.
My simple rule of thumbs are:
1. Be on time
2. If you are going to be late ... call the person you are to meet to inform them
3. If you need to cancel the appointment or meeting ... call the person BEFORE the time.
02 June 2009
Q. What kind of Harley do you have?
A. I don't have a Harley.
(either the conversation ends or the following)
Q. What kind of bike?
A. Yamaha FJR
Q. So you have a crotch rocket then?
A. No it is a sport touring bike
Q. Why didn't you get a Harley?
A. Several reasons. I did not want one, can't afford one and this bike came with what I wanted
This usually degenerates into the buy American area or the old American bikes are better quality B.S. to which I answer 1- Harley's are too expensive and 2- I have seen and heard more issues with H.D. products than I have heard about with my Yamaha 3- Look at where all the H.D. gear is made(hint it aint in the USA).
21 May 2009
1. The guy from ABATE is supposed to represent the motorcyclists and promote safety. This guy is not wearing a helmet, Which protects the head in case of a crash.
2. Yes when the weather gets warm the more motorcycles come out that's a given.
3. The one liner at the end "The Department of Transportation said almost half of fatal motorcycle crashes involve alcohol" leaves me scratching my head. Leaves me wondering was the motorcyclist drunk or was it someone else?
4. The ABATE guy is quoted as saying "Slower lane deviation, I see cars too, they change lanes very quickly and if a biker is there, there's bound to be a crash,". So when I go to change lanes after I look to see if its clear I can take my sweet time getting over?
The bottom line is all drivers NEED to watch out for other cars,trucks,motorcycles,scooters and anything or anybody on or near the roadways.
19 May 2009
18 May 2009
12 May 2009
To sum it up, this woman is driving and applying nail polish and not paying attention to the road runs a red light and slams into a motorcyclist who is proceeding legally and kills the motorcyclist. So far she has not been charged in the death but has been ticketed with "failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident" and further charges are pending.
Idiots like this woman who decide to drive with little disregard to others should be banned from having a vehicle and licenses. If a death occurs the perp should serve a minimum term of life.
11 May 2009
10 May 2009
09 May 2009
08 May 2009
Both are not that important to trump everything else that is happining. The media needs to refocus on what really matters.
29 April 2009
28 April 2009
24 April 2009
To sum it up the Democrats think that Scott Walker is using public money to go on a ride and use this as a campaign tool for his gubernatorial bid. And they claim he can nit be trusted to keep his campaign for Governor and the promotion of the Milwaukee area.
To quote from the article "We all know that Walker is set to launch his campaign next Tuesday, and this is nothing more than a thinly-veiled campaign tour designed to get Walker media exposure in markets around the state," said Jason Stephany of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
That could be further from the truth. Mr. Walker has been doing this ride around the state for several years to promote the Milwaukee area without using it a campaigning tool for himself.
The Democrats need to take the eyes off of Governor "Diamond" Jim Doyle's sagging approval ratings, proposed tax hikes, fund raids, semi-scandals, and lies in order to keep the power they have gotten.
20 April 2009
16 April 2009
11 April 2009
Apr. 11, 2009 3:25 p.m. | Duluth, Minn. — John Bray is looking for the person who lost a massive gorilla on Blatnik Bridge in Duluth.
Bray says he was driving across the bridge Thursday afternoon when a huge stuffed brown stuffed animal flew off the truck in front of him. Bray says it flew up 50 feet and came down in the middle of the road.
He says he pulled over and traffic stopped. He then shoved it into the back of his sports utility vehicle and brought it to his office. He’s a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Bray says it was a funny incident but someone could have been seriously hurt. He says the driver is required by law to have a load tied down, but he or she won’t get a ticket.
He says the driver could be a Wisconsin resident because the truck was coming from there.
05 April 2009
04 April 2009
Posted: Apr. 2, 2009
Most employees at all Journal Communications divisions will take a 6% pay cut for the remainder of the year and in return will get 10 additional personal days off under a plan announced Thursday by Steven J. Smith, the company's chairman of the board and CEO.
In a letter sent to employees, Smith said the pay reduction and time off are a reflection of weak advertising spending.
"There is a high probability that this environment will continue for at least the balance of 2009," Smith said. "As we manage for the long-term success of the company, we must identify constructive ways to continue to reduce costs."
The pay cuts and time off affect executives, managers, market managers, supervisors, as well as corporate staff. The company is also asking on-air broadcast talent and most union employees to negotiate payroll reductions.
The program will be implemented at Journal Communications, Journal Broadcast Group, Journal Sentinel and Journal Community Publishing Group.
This week, the company also offered a voluntary separation agreement to newsroom employees represented by Newspaper Guild Local 51. The company has told the Guild that it needs to cut $1.2 million in annual payroll.
31 March 2009
27 March 2009
25 March 2009
My solution to these people is:
- the first claim is paid so you can rebuild
- The second claim the State or the Federal government now owns the property
24 March 2009
20 March 2009
Where is the outrage from the media on this exec?
Mar. 19, 2009 | Total compensation increased almost 22% last year for Journal Communications Inc. chairman and chief executive Steven J. Smith, according to a regulatory filing by the company Thursday.
Smith earned no bonus, but his salary rose 3.7% to $798,077. He received stock awards worth $1,672 and option awards valued at $397,003, a proxy statement for the Milwaukee-based media company and publisher of the Journal Sentinel said. The biggest change in compensation was in the value of Smith's retirement benefits, which grew to $233,110, compared with $74,782 in 2007. He received other compensation last year worth $16,095.
Journal Communications posted a $224.4 million loss in 2008, largely due to $228.7 million in non-cash charges in the fourth quarter as the company wrote down the value of goodwill and some of its television and radio licenses. The company's newspaper, radio and TV operations also saw declines in revenue because of the recession and the ongoing migration of ads to the Internet. Its stock price fell 72.6% during 2008.
With all the talk from the editorial board and from the other media outlets about capping CEO pay at 500k they are letting this slide. Why? Oh thats right its one of there own.
17 March 2009
09 March 2009
O soft embalmer of the still midnight!
Shutting, with careful fingers and benign,
Our gloom-pleased eyes, embowered from the light,
Enshaded in forgetfulness divine;
O soothest Sleep! if so it please thee, close,
In midst of this thine hymn, my willing eyes,
Or wait the amen, ere thy poppy throws
Around my bed its lulling charities;
Then save me, or the passed day will shine
Upon my pillow, breeding many woes;
Save me from curious conscience, that still lords
Its strength, for darkness burrowing like a mole;
Turn the key deftly in the oiled wards,
And seal the hushed casket of my soul.