4/29/2006

Democrat Bloggers Stalk The Borderwhiner Night!!































Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
'Tis some blogger," I muttered, "phoning to my chamber door;
Only this, and nothing more."

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer,
Swung by seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
"Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee -- by these angels he hath
Sent thee respite---respite and nepenthe from thy memories of dear Willi lore!
Quaff, O quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost blog letter!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is blogging
On the pallid bust of danielson just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a blogger's that is dreaming.
And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted---nevermore!






















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OTBL Brain Trust Goes Off Meds- Adopts New Anthem

It appears that a few of the OTBLers have gone off there meds and are indulging in late night fantasies of Democrats conspiring to impune their "good" reputations.
Sounds like an overdose of outdated Koolaid to me. After a hectic day of frantic phone calls and frenitic self induced paranoid delusions the OTBL brain trust has decided on a three fold strategy to kickstart their stalled political bandwagon.
Here it is in a Nut shell:
1. Digitally shred the evidence of division between OTBL and Tea Party Goers.

2. Create an outside threat to the common cause of the OTBL fruitcake farm amd the Down South Tea Pary members and make some wild accusations of wrong doing by those who oppose their rugged individualist brand of economic philosophy.
3. Create a sense of comradery by adopting a new OTBL Anthem.

The words of which are as follows:

1.Create an outside threat to what the OTBL fruitcake farm amd the
Down South Tea Pary members have in common their hatred of the government
and make some wild accusations of wrong doing by those
who oppose their rugged individualist brand of economic philosophy
2.Create a sense of comradery by adopting a new OTBL Anthem.



One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small

When men on the chessboard
get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving slow
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know

When logic and proportion
Have fallen and are dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's off with her head
Remember what the doormouse said:
"Feed your Head










Take Your Meds!"


Well the Anthem's a good idea!

4/28/2006

Alice Wiese & Danielson Rabbit Rejected from Mad Hatter's Pierce County Tea Party















"Oh dear, oh dear ... we'll be late for tea-time with James - the Pierce County Mad Hatter!!" said Danielson Rabbit.

"Hurry, hurry!" said Alice Wiese.

When they arrived, James The Mad Hatter refused to allow them to stay at his Pierce County Tea Party, suggesting instead that the two losers look up the word 'DENIAL'.

The End

Druggie Limbaugh Arrested On Drug Charges


Family Values In Illegal Prespriction Form

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Rush Limbaugh was arrested Friday on prescription drug charges, law enforcement officials said. Limbaugh turned himself in to authorities on a warrant issued by the State Attorney's Office, said Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney's Office.

The conservative radio commentator came into the jail at about 4 p.m. with his attorney Roy Black and bonded out an hour later on a $3,000 bail, Barbera said. The warrant was for fraud to conceal information to obtain prescription, Barbera said.

Black said his client and authorities reached a settlement on a single count charge of doctor shopping filed Friday by the State Attorney will be dismissed in 18 months.

Vote Republican: It's Worth $100











New York Times, April 27 — Senate Republicans tried on Thursday to get the upper hand in the escalating political battle over high gasoline prices by proposing a $100 rebate for taxpayers. The Republicans say they believe that their new proposal, which was announced at a news conference attended by several senators facing re-election this year, could strike a public chord, particularly with its promise of a $100 check to millions of taxpayers.

It's Kristol Clear



Bill Kristol is a major player in the group called "Project for a New American Century" (PNAC), which envisioned America attacking the Middle East since the mid-90's. He was interviewed by Steven Colbert:

COLBERT: Speaking of thinking alike, you were a member, or are a member of the Project for a New American Century, correct?
KRISTOL: I am
COLBERT: Were or am?
KRISTOL: Were and am.
COLBERT: How’s that Project coming?
KRISTOL: Well it’s…
COLBERT: How’s the New American Century? Looks good to me, right?
KRISTOL: I think it, I…I’m speechless.
COLBERT: Really?
KRISTOL: Yeah, we’ve sort of, the Project for a New American Century, we’re one of the few people…
COLBERT: Come on, it’s a terrific New American Century, right?
KRISTOL: Well, I think we’re doing ok.
COLBERT: You, Rummy, Wolfowitz, Cheney, Pearle, Feith, all you guys, right?
KRISTOL: Well, we fought back after 9/11 and I’m proud of what we’ve done in Afghanistan and in Iraq, yes.
COLBERT: Well, this is pre-9/11, you guys had the Project in the 90s?
KRISTOL: Absolutely, and we thought we should have been fighting back more in the 90s.
COLBERT: Right, we should have invaded Iraq, you know, then you said.
KRISTOL: We should have, actually.
COLBERT: Exactly.
KRISTOL: If we had finished the job in 1991 it would have been a lot easier.
COLBERT: A lot of people are bailing on this whole Iraq war idea. But you’re not, right?
KRISTOL: Correct.
COLBERT: You’re still onboard?
KRISTOL: I am onboard.
COLBERT: The grand experiment?
KRISTOL: No, it’s not a grand experiment.
COLBERT: It’s not? It’s a little experiment?
KRISTOL: No, it’s an unfortunate necessity that you cannot allow dictators to kill their own people and you cannot allow dictators to threaten their neighbors.
COLBERT: Which dictator do we take down next?
KRISTOL: Well, I wish we could take down more, actually. You know, it’d be nice to…
COLBERT: Wait a second, we cannot allow dictators to kill their own people. That’s a very simple statement sir, which I support wholeheartedly. Back it up!
KRISTOL: I’m with you.
COLBERT: Who do we go after next? Iran? Come on!
KRISTOL: I think we may have to take military action against…
COLBERT: Let’s get some boots on the ground, sir!
KRISTOL: I wish…we may have to do that. We have to do that in the Sudan.
COLBERT: Is the military option on the table in Iran?
KRISTOL: Absolutely, absolutely. And in Sudan.
COLBERT: Ok. How about the nuclear option in Iran?
KRISTOL: No, no.
COLBERT: Come on!
KRISTOL: No, I differ with you on this.
COLBERT: The President says…
KRISTOL: You’re a tougher guy than I am on this.
COLBERT: I’m a neo-neocon. You guys aren’t tough for me.
KRISTOL: I’m an anti-nuke neocon and you’re a pro-nuke neocon.

A Drop By A Drip



"They have had 7½ years to develop a sound energy policy, and now they have nothing but excuses, bad ideas and -- as the clock runs out -- one last play." GEORGE W. BUSH, during the 2000 campaign, criticizing the Clinton administration’s release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ease high heating-oil prices.

"We'll leave a little more oil on the market. Every little bit helps." PRESIDENT BUSH, on Tuesday, announcing suspension of daily deposits into the reserve.



WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE: PASS/FAIL of Spending Controls

FAIL: Assembly rejects local spending limit bill

The Wisconsin Assembly tonight killed a constitutional amendment that would have clamped tight spending controls on state and local governments - but a vote is still planned on an amendment to limit only state spending.

Read more: Milwuakee Journal Sentinal

PASS: Assembly passes state spending measure

Madison - The state Assembly this morning called for the first constitutional limit on state spending but refused to recommend similar controls on local governments.The Assembly voted, 50-48, to limit growth of state government's general fund - its single biggest account, which will spend more than $19 billion this year - to 90% of the average growth in personal income over the previous three years. The general fund includes $11.8 billion in state taxes, fees, and about $6.5 billion a year in federal aid.Nine Republicans joined all 39 Democrats in voting against the amendment.

Read more: Journal Sentinal

4/27/2006

OTBL Dr. Bil Provides Macroeconomic Justification for $3.00+ Per Gallon




Dr. William A. Danielson. Ph.D. Economics, Yale University:

"One of the core concepts of economics is known as the minimum efficient scale - a point where long run average costs are minimized. It explains why we have some industries with relative few, but typically very, very large companies, and why we have some very small but numerous ones in other industries. There are profound free market reasons for this, and for any government official (such as President Bush) to ignore this purely for political purposes is simply obscene."















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Minimum Efficeint Scale

I find it interesting how Exxon spins its profit picture and tells how it's invested X number of dollar into inproving its efficiency and upgrading its facilities. All that is well and find, but, if the price of a barrell of oil was at $35, they be on K Street in DC bribbing their elected lackies into giving them bigger government handouts to survive. The corporate welfare state...
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The minimum efficient scale (MES) is the output for a business in the long run where the internal economies of scale have been fully exploited. It corresponds to the lowest point on the long run average total cost curve and is also known as the output of long run productive efficiency. The MES is rarely a single output - more likely it is a range of output levels where average cost is minimised where the firm achieves constant returns to scale. The MES will vary from industry to industry depending on the nature of the cost structure in a particular sector of the economy. When the ratio of fixed to variable costs is very high, there is great potential for reducing the average cost of production.



The extent to which economies of scale can be exploited in the long run will vary between different industries. In some the minimum efficient scale is reached at a relatively low level of output. The internal scale economies are limited and there is room for many separate businesses to achieve the MES. With a natural monopoly, the cost structure is different. For example, in industries where massive networks or national distribution channels are required, the overhead costs relative to the running costs are likely to be high. There is also likely to be great potential to exploit technical economies of scale. As a result the MES may be a high proportion of total market demand. There may be room only for one business to fully exploit the economies of scale available in the industry. We assume for a natural monopoly that the long-run average cost curve falls continuously over a very large range of output. This is shown in the diagram below.


Learn more: Economics Tutor.

Now, do you see any problems in what Dr. Bill says above?

Borderwhiners On Safari Spot Three RINOs: Mark Green, Sheila Harsdorf and Kitty Rhoades



Luke: "What is the quickest way for Mark Green to lose votes from conservatives in St. Croix County? Have Kitty Rhoades introduce him at a campaign rally in Hudson."

N. Onimous: "Green is a career politician. He has no intention of cutting spending or reducing the tax burden in Wisconsin. Green will lose in November ... he is nothing more than the same whore in a different dress."

cub: "I thought that was a different shade of lipstick. Or was that a pig? Or Sheila?"

CINDY NAILS IT!!




























Cindy Jahnke - Hudson's Progressive Pummeller of Pachyderms - hit the nail on the head in the Hudson Star-Observer. Read on:

Dear Editor:

It's called the T.P. bill. You've heard about it - the so-called Taxpayer Protection Act. You know why it's called the T.P. bill? Because you'll be pulling the toilet handle and you can watch as your road system deteriorates, your children lose out on education, your senior care is drastically cut and your police protection erodes.

Grover Norquist's famous quote - "My goal is to cut government in half in 25 years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub" - is coming back to haunt the Republicans. Republican Gov. Bill Owens from Colorado, who strapped himself with a TABOR law, is backtracking big time. According to the Washington Post, '"Midway through his second term, Owens is working to persuade Coloradoans to suspend the limits he championed and let the state government spend $3 billion more in tax money than TABOR would allow."

You see, their president Bush yanked millions of dollars of federal dollars to fund his war and tax cuts for the rich. On the other hand, Gov. Doyle was strapped with a $3.2 billion deficit from a Republican governor and still balanced the budget while providing funding for schools and without increasing taxes significantly.

You can keep voting for the Republicans with their clever gimmicky bills that do irreparable harm to middle class and poor folks or you can vote for change. The T.P. bill is coming up for a vote on April 28. Call your legislators and tell them to flush the T.P. bill down the toilet where it belongs.

Cindy Jahnke
Hudson

















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Ziller: "Liberals Are Insatiable!"


























Bob Ziller on OTBL: "Liberals just don’t get it. They are obsessed with sex and want three backups before and after pregnancy: condom, pills, and abortion."

That's right Bob! Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1959!!

FLASHBACK 2000: Canidate Bush Tells President Clinton How To Handle OPEC

"In a feeble attempt to appease the public this week, Bush said he will temporarily divert oil used to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve into the market to drive prices down."



by Evelyn Pringle

While on the campaign trail in 2000, Bush told President Bill Clinton how to handle OPEC, in public no less. “What I think the president ought to do," he said, "is he ought to get on the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your spigots."

And in a brilliant, highly educational follow-up comment, Bush informed the audience: "One reason why the price is so high is because the price of crude oil has been driven up."

"OPEC has gotten its supply act together," Bush advised listeners, "and it's driving the price, like it did in the past."

"And," he said in direct advice to Clinton, "the president of the United States must jawbone OPEC members to lower the prices."

Apparently, Bush has lost the phone numbers for OPEC members, or they are refusing to take his calls, because I think its safe to assume that he did not "jawbone" members of the OPEC cartel.

That said, if Bush is not in the mood for "jawboning," he could at least use a little pillow talk with his buddies in Saudi Arabia and get them to open the spigots.

During campaign 2000, Bush told Americans that he had an energy plan that would reduce gas prices at the pumps and here we sit 5 years later, with the highest prices in history.

The high energy costs are affecting everyone, from commuters and consumers, to public and private programs. The damage is devastating everywhere.

Since Bush took office, gas prices have increased 62.5% from $1.44 per gallon in January 2001 to $2.34 in March 2006. The average household with children will spend about $3,343 on transportation fuel costs this year, an increase of 75% since 2001, according to the Energy Information Administration, Retail Gasoline Prices, and Household Vehicle Energy Use: Latest Data and Trends, November 2005.

Read more: Media Monitors Network.

President Bush: The Spin Zone

Bush's approval ratings slide to new low
Poll: Only one-third say he's handling his job well

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's approval ratings have sunk to a personal low, with only a third of Americans saying they approve of the way he is handling his job, a national poll released Monday said.

In the telephone poll of 1,012 adult Americans carried out Friday through Sunday by Opinion Research Corporation for CNN, 32 percent of respondents said they approve of Bush's performance, 60 percent said they disapprove and 8 percent said they do not know.

Read more: CNN Poll.

Presidential Radio Address















Check it out, click here:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/47718

You Can Trust Your Car To The Man Who Wears The Star




























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4/26/2006

4/25/2006

The stock market prefers Democratic presidents


Democrats, it turns out, are much better for the stock market than Republicans. Slate ran the numbers and found that since 1900, Democratic presidents have produced a 12.3 percent annual total return on the S&P 500, but Republicans only an 8 percent return. In 2000, the Stock Trader's Almanac, which slices and dices Wall Street performance figures like baseball stats, came up with nearly the same numbers (13.4 percent versus 8.1 percent) by measuring Dow price appreciation. (Most of the 20th century's bear markets, incidentally, have been Republican bear markets: the Crash of '29, the early '70s oil shock, the '87 correction, and the current stall occurred under GOP presidents.)
See Full Story

Pain at the Pump – Who’s Gouging Who?


The Bush administration has consistently looked the other way on price gouging.

While Americans suffer rising prices, oil companies are enjoying their biggest profits ever.

In the absence of leadership from the federal government, states are taking the lead on price gouging.

Feeling the heat from Americans and members of his own party in Congress, President Bush today is speaking out against price gouging. He is expected to ask state governments to investigate whether the price at the pump is being illegally manipulated. While Bush’s engagement in the gas crisis is a step forward, he has for too long sat idly by as Americans have suffered under the strain of increasing gas prices. When Bush came into office in January 2001, the average price of a regular gallon of gas was $1.46. Today, the price is $2.91, a 100 percent increase over the course of the Bush presidency. It remains to be seen if Bush is serious about taking action on this issue, or if this is merely a political overture.

Read more: American Progress: Talking Points

New Rcihmond Students Compete In Supermileage Challenge

No guzzlers here: These cars go far on a sip of unleaded

"Once you do it, it gets in your blood."
Ken Bessac
New Richmond High School teacher

Elkhart Lake - They're a bit cramped and there are no cup holders, but with gas mileage soaring into the 400 miles per gallon range, no one was complaining.

The cars zooming around the Road America racetrack Monday - well, actually zooming might not be the right word ... the vehicles putt-putting along in the Supermileage Challenge were not out to break speed records. The idea was to see how far they could travel on one tank of gas.

New Richmond brought 18 students and four cars to Monday's competition, a far cry from five years ago when only three students showed up. Aside from designing and building their cars, New Richmond students also raise funds by securing sponsors, said Ken Bessac, their instructor.

Read more: Journal-Sentinal Online

Sean Hannity Uncovers Gas Price Culprits: Democrats


















Sean Hannity: "I give blame for high gas prices. Thirty years of the Democrats beholden to the extreme environmental movement, we haven’t built a refinery. We’re not allowed to drill in the 48 states or off the coast of Florida or California. We can’t drill in ANWR. We can’t do anything… Government taxes are 62 cents a gallon in New York for gasoline. The gas companies only get 9 cents a gallon. I blame you liberals for this.”

"Mission Accomplished": An Historic Overview

I don't know about Hannity, but I detect an upward trend that started shortly after President Bush landed on an aircraft carrier and told us we had won the war.

I Thought Hannity Blamed Congress For High Gas Prices

Hannity said that while Congress excoriates Big Oil for extreme profits, could they, along with state governments, be the real culprits here? He urged viewers to pay attention to the changing chyrons which listed alphabetically the states and their cents per gallon tax rates. Comment: great distraction technique, focusing attention away from the guest. They only got up to Mississippi so it was not only useless but also incomplete.

Read more: News Hound

Hudson Graudate Max Headroom Writer

Michael Cassutt, HHS Class of 1972,
Renown Science Fiction Writer


I don't know if this is a little know fact around Hudson, but Michael Cassutt, son of retired HHS assistant principle Florian, was one of the writers for the Max Headroom series and is a science fiction and non-fiction writer known around the world.

View his website.

Check out: The Cassutt Files

4/24/2006

Naming Rights: Your Ticket to Respect


You say you've been school board harassing and government school bashing for years and you still "Get No Respect". Well today's your lucky day thanks to the Hudson High School Naming Rights Fund Raising Program.
Following the lead of the New Berlin, WI Schools (See Milwaukee Journal ) The Hudson Schools are selling off naming rights to every building, classroom, athletic field, and bathroom fixture to the highest bidder. That's right,
this is your ticket to RESPECT.
Do you think people will continue to laugh at your wealth building internet ventures when they see "YOUR NAME" on the schoolboard at "YOUR NAME" field?
Will they continue to shout "Sit down you a**, at the next school board meeting?" Not a chance when it's "YOUR NAME" auditorium they're sitting in.
Bidding for naming rights begins at $ 250,000 for athletic fields, $175,000 for auditoriums,
$95,000 for cafeterias, and swimming pools, $500 for parking stalls, and for the budget
minded "A Buck three - eighty" for washroom fixtures.
Don't delay, get the respect you deserve by immortalizing you name at your local government school.

Bush: Diplomatic To The Max!!



President Bush said he'd sat in a California church on Sunday near a mother and stepfather grieving for their son who had been killed in Iraq. "I also want to let you know that before you commit troops that you must do everything that you can to solve the problem diplomatically," he commented. "And I can look you in the eye and tell you I feel I tried to solve the problem diplomatically to the max and would have committed troops both in Afghanistan and Iraq, knowing what I know today."

One decision he questions: After the successful invasion, "preparing an Iraqi army for an external threat. Well, it turns out there may have been an external threat but it's nothing compared to the internal threat." (He did not explain what external threat the Iraqis were being trained for.)

In his remarks, the president repeatedly referred to the need to stay in Iraq to deny terrorists a "safe haven." He asserted that, "Iraq has -- had weapons of mass destruction and has the knowledge as to how to produce weapons of mass destruction." He also said that our enemies "know, and it doesn't take much to realize, that when you put carnage on our TV screens, it causes us to weep."

Yep, read 'em and weep.

Mark Green Will Bring Christian Values Back to Wisconsin. Were They Missing?





Mark Green's campaign pledge: “The White House has an office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. As Governor, I would establish a similar office in our state.”

Thank Wal-Mart (I mean God) for Mark Green.

Coming Distractions

Breaking News: Democrats Cause High Gas Prices!!




Have you heard the latest Republican talking point about what's causing high gas prices? Yes, of course, it's the Democrats' fault for blocking drilling in ANWR!!

This line of bull is coming straight out of the White House, and through its mouthpieces Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. How can they make this claim with a straight face? Unbelievable!

We all know that the Democrats have been in charge of energy policy and foreign policy for many, many years now. It's time to let the Republicans have a chance.

Someone wake up Dick Cheney and let him know that he finally has the opportunity to run the country's energy program, and establish a stability in the Middle East. Thank God for Dick. He'll take care of those greedy oil companies and Arabs and bring gas prices down pronto!















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Ziller-Feingold Act Introduced in Congress













Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Senator Bob Ziller (R-WI) introduced a new bill on the Senate floor today. Entitled the "Ziller-Feingold Act," this bipartisan legislation will abolish the U.S. Department of Education, and allow for oil drilling in ANWR.

In this photo, Senator Feingold (pointing) and Senator Ziller (to Feingold's left, drooling) are reviewing the details of the bill in Richard Scarry's Biggest Federal Register.

Elk Mound school district prepares for future growth

Dunn County 10th Fast Growing County In Wisconsin
St. Croix County Is Fastest Growing

ELK MOUND—While school districts in the rest of the state are anticipating declining enrollment over the next four years, the Elk Mound School District expects enrollment to increase.

“The Elk Mound School District will not reflect the state trend,” said Bob Colson, director of Dunn County Planning, Resources and Development, during a community forum held Wednesday at Elk Mound High School April 19. Three-quarters of the seats in the high school auditorium were occupied by district residents and school staff members interested in finding out what growth in the area would mean for the school district.

The predicted state-wide trend is that school enrollments will continue to decrease until 2010, and from 2010 to 2030, enrollments are expected to increase, Colson said. Over the next 20 years, the Elk Mound district is projected to have a 27 percent growth rate, compared to a projected growth rate of 13 percent for Dunn County, Colson said.

What’s going on?

Read more: Dunn County News.

More Funny Math Used On OTBL Blog Site


Bob "The Voice of Reason" Ziller is putting out some funny, incorrect math statistics in a current post titled "Eliminate The Dept. of Education." The post is about Ziller's question asked at last Friday's listening session held by Senator Russ Feingold in Hudson. Of the approximately 75 people attending, Ziller said that 98.5 percent were Democrats. I know for certain this isn't true. Besides Mr. Z, I know at least two other Republicans that were there. Francis Foukes, the extreme right Christian letter writer from Deer Park, and the Jet Black Partial Birth Abortion Lady, who attends any listening session conducted by a state or national elected official.

I know Mr. Z was raises on personal slate board math and I was brought up on that new math, but 3 divided by 75 = 96 percent. He used the number of 98.5 percent. Another example of misleading information published at your local OTBL blog site. As followers of the OTBL blog site know, there is no mathematical calculation too small to quibble over.

Dr. Spirit's Sunday Sermon: Hudson Schools Are 'Junk'

















Dr. Spiritofpublicus, on the borderwhiner blog, daydreams during the Sunday sermons at church - thinking up his own sermons against public education. He shares those with the borderwhiners on Sunday nights.

Perhaps he should pay more attention to the pastor. He might learn that only perfect people should throw stones, and none of us are perfect.

This Sunday, Dr. Spirit threw a big stone by telling us that Hudson schools are "junk."

He compared Hudson schools to Edina schools. Apparently, Edina schools provide a quality education, while Hudson schools are nothing but junk.

I have to ask. When Dr. Spirit moved to this area, why didn't he move to Edina? Why choose Hudson? Did he move here for the quality of life? For lower taxes? For good schools? Whatever the reason, apparently he has spent the rest of the time regretting it. Hudsonites certainly regret his choice too.

Dr. Spirit could send his kids to private schools. I think he is waiting for a government voucher first. That's probably a good excuse for a poor family in Milwaukee. But I assume that Dr. Spirit is a wealth producer. He also gets federal and state income tax advantages for having dependents. So what is he waiting for? He could protect his kids from a junk education, but all that is standing in the way is his need for a government hand-out.

Pretty sad.

Ontheborderline Blog Designates 'ATS&R' As A New Cuss Word
















The Minneapolis architectural and engineering firm of Armstrong, Torseth, Skold, and Rydeen, Inc. (ATS&R) has provided services over the last few years to school districts in Western Wisconsin - such as Hudson and New Richmond. ATS&R has analyzed capacity and functionality issues of the various schools buildings. The ATS&R analysis and recommendations have been disparaged and categorically dismissed by the borderwhiner bloggers at ontheborderline.nut.

Today the borderwhiners have made it official by declaring that "ATS&R" shall, from this point forward, be considered a cuss word.

Dr. Bubonic: "He's a junk-dealing ATS&R'n collectivist!"

Dr. Wheeze (to a socialist teacher's spouse): "You're a piece of ATS&R!"

Dr. Bil: "That character is a just a limp-ATS&R."

Dr. Conn: "Where's my ATS&R'n sawed-off shotgun? I need to blast an ATS&R'n commie!"

Dr. Shawenuff: "The ATS&R'n cops got me by the scruff of the neck agin!"

Dr. Admin Kilber: "If anyone uses the 'A-word,' I'll boot them off my blog. I won't stand for profanity here!"

ATS&R could not be reached for comment. The principals of the firm were generally busy designing buildings, winning awards, and running their profitable business. However, they did release a statement to the press: "ATS&R Firm Designates 'OTBL' As A New Cuss Word."

Who Do You Love?

From The Porcelain Perspective



"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

George W. Bush
Washington, D.C.
Aug. 5, 2004

Read more W Bushisms and check out the videos and audio at
Political Humor.

4/23/2006

Austrian Economists For Peace!



"A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets."

-- Ludwig von Mises