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The Right Was Right

Now that the election is behind us, and the Democrats control both houses of Congress, there's no reason not to admit it: the Right was right about us all along. Here is our 25-point manifesto for the new Congress:

1. Mandatory homosexuality
2. Drug-filled condoms in schools
3. Introduce the new Destruction of Marriage Act
4. Border fence replaced with free shuttle buses
5. Osama Bin Laden to be Secretary of State
6. Withdraw from Iraq, apologize, reinstate Hussein
7. English language banned from all Federal buildings
8. Math classes replaced by encounter groups
9. All taxes to be tripled
10. All fortunes over $250,000 to be confiscated

Read the rest of the list.

"Somebody Loan Me A Dime"

"Let's not place the entire blame on lobbyists, so you can have a press conference, and then call us the next day and ask for campaign contributions. There are just as many Democratic lobbyists as Republican lobbyists."

Paul Miller
President of the American League of Lobbyists

Pimps Got To Go: "Do You Know The Way To Tom Delay?"

Dems pledge to sever ties to lobbyists
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- On Day 1 of the next session of Congress, newly empowered Democrats are promising restrictive rules to "break the link between lobbyists and legislation." The city's veteran lobbyists know what to expect on Day 2: requests for political donations from the Capitol's new stewards.

Ethics watchdog groups are hopeful as incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., readies the Democrats' "Honest Leadership and Open Government" initiative for opening day in January. The plan includes a list of changes designed to clean up what the party calls "a culture of corruption" in Washington.

Read more @ the Capital Times.

OTBL's Citizen Joe shoots off NRA talking points

With the Wisconsin state senate switching to a Democratic majority, suddenly a silencer has been put on Wisconsin's conceal-and-carry debate. Try as they might, the NRA Dump Doyle campaign didn't work. In fact, it probably backfired. Gone is Congressman Mark Green, gone are state senators John Gard, Dave Zein and Ron Brown.

Meanwhile, over at www.ontheborderline.net, Citizen Joe has popped up again to carry the revolver for the NRA. What's interesting about Citizen Joe -- an this is his standard pattern -- his prose lack originality. Notice how CJ's post titled "a NRA Perspective" starts out:

"On November 7, 2006, the American electorate took out its frustration and anger on the Republican Party and turned over control of Congress, not to mention governors’ mansions and majorities in several state legislatures, to the Democrats. Importantly, however, on a day that saw voters expressing dissatisfaction over conduct of the war, over political corruption and over competency to govern, Americans cast their votes for record numbers of pro-gun candidates, both Democrat and Republican."

If you ever wonder where CJ comes up with his hard hitting prose, stop by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action website. You will notice their post starts out "On November 7, 2006, the American electorate took out...."

It's interesting that CJ/NRA mention that there are pro-gun Democrats and Republicans. This shouldn't be a shock to anybody. Although I received a couple pre-election fliers questioning John Murtha's opponent's stance of gun and hunting issues (Kerry Kittel evidently didn't fill out the NRA survey), there is not evidence that there is any push from, or debate within, the Democratic Party to take away guns or reduce peoples hunting rights. This is NRA folklore being passed on to it's declining membership to get members to pull the voting lever in favor of the big business guns and ammo business concerns that snuggle so deeply in the Republican Party sleeping bag.

In fact, if you have evidence and/or proof that the Democrats are trying to take away guns and/or hunting privileges, please post info and links in the comments section below. I must add that I don't consider the vetoing of conceal-and-carry a move to take away people's guns. I see that passing conceal-and-carry laws helps to increase the sale of guns, ammo and accessories without increase personal safety.

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Along Our Street With Willie...

The Wreck of the Old W 43

Virgina's Allen and Montana's Burns concede. Democrats roll.

Choose from the following foul:

Dead or sitting duck, big turkey, or chicken-hawk

(Guts will already have been removed from chicken-hawk, so stuffing may proceed immediately).

Remove backbone, but bind the bird with Duck Tape in hostage posture to give structure and an impression of unity.

For an unexpected taste sensation, marinate the bird-brain in alcohol forming it into a pretend head-shape, placing where the head would ordinarily be.

Expect brain to shrink further in the heat.

Read more @ Radical Left.

Paul R. Announces Bid For 2008 3rd Congressional District Seat

New Element Added To Periodic Table

A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named "Bushcronium." Bushcronium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311. These particles are held together by dark forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. The symbol for Bushcronium is "W".

Bushcronium's mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons in a Bushcronium molecule, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to believe that Bushcronium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as "Critical Morass". When catalyzed with money, Bushcronium activates Foxnewsium, an element that radiates orders of magnitude more energy, albeit as incoherent noise, since it has 1/2 as many peons -- but twice as many morons.


Dems Complete Election Sweep of Congress (AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats completed an improbable double-barreled election sweep of Congress on Wednesday, taking control of the Senate with a victory in Virginia as they padded their day-old majority in the House.

"The days of the do-nothing Congress are over," declared Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, in line to become majority leader. "In Iraq and here at home, Americans have made clear they are tired of the failures of the last six years."

Jim Webb's victory over Sen. George Allen in Virginia assured Democrats of 51 seats when the Senate convenes in January. That marked a gain of six in midterm elections in which the war in Iraq and President Bush were major issues.

Post Election Day Colonoscopy

I suppose there are better days to get scoped. Making the appointment three months ago, I didn't think about it being the day after the election. That may have saved me from a big hangover.

Sure the Democrats had a big night and many things went right. Considering all that, I was disappointed that I slept through the Sean Hannity radio show today. I've been listening to the White House's favorite lapdog over the pass few weeks as he beat the drum of panic and urged his listeners to get out and save the world from the evils of having Nancy Pelosi two heart beats away from the presidency. Three weeks ago, Hannity was urging his listeners to not vote -- unless they were thoroughly educated on the issues and the prospects of the outcomes, i.e., voted Republican. The worry was having his knuckleheads actually staggering into the voting booth and voting for a Democrat.

So it was with great sadness that I missed Sean Hannity's radio show this afternoon. I was sleeping off the medication use to sedate me for the colonoscopy procedure. So after sleeping it off this afternoon, I checked Hannity's website before supper to see what was up.

Not having heard the outcome of the Montana and Virgina senate races, I was pumped to see that the Democrats might take control of the Senate. I bet that old Sean Hannity, if he was having a colonoscopy tomorrow, wouldn't need to drink the Evac-u-quick to clean out his colon. His bowels have probably let totally go. In his case, I'm sure he's designed with a colon that runs straight from his brain to his boxer shorts. I'm sure he's filled with disdain...not to mention another big stain on his Spongebob boxers. Hillary Clinton could become the head of the Senate.

Anyways, Hannity has a poll on his website that highlights what a lapdog, choirboy he is for the White House and the shrinking ranks of Republican who sit on his lap and talk into his mic. Here's a link to the poll pictured on the left. Checkout it out, cast your vote and help clean Sean Hannity's colon.

Hat's Off to The Architect

Rush To Judgement or Sean Of A New Day

Check out The New American Revolution.

Stop The Presses

N. Hudson Village Hall to Get Facelift.

The OTBL Election Report. By OTBL's Max Fill:

"In one of the most hotly debated and philsophically poignant elections of my lifetime the citizens of North Hudson have spoken, the townhall will get a

N Hudson Vlg Hall Remodel
Number of Precincts 1
Total Votes 1438
YES 767
NO 671

"I know there are some very frustrated and disenchanted people out there this morning. Just remember, it’s now up to the purveyors of bricks and mortar to lead the way into the future."

Max: Get a Life.

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Dave ZienGets Pink Slip

It's a new day in Wisconsin

Democrats win control of Wisconsin Senate

State Journal staff, AP

Wisconsin Democrats regained control of the state Senate early today, breaking Republicans' lock on the state Legislature.

State Democratic Party Chairman Joe Wineke announced just after midnight that Democrats had picked up at least three seats from Republicans, who had previously held a 19-14 majority.

"In case anybody's wondering, it's a new day in Wisconsin," Wineke said.

He said it was unclear if Democrats would have a one- vote or two-vote margin.

"It's very simple. There was a general Democratic tidal wave that swept through our races that no matter what we did we'd never be able to overcome," Gilkes said of the results.


Voters approve amendment banning gay marriages

The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin voters passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on Tuesday, squelching the hopes of gay-rights activists who hoped for their first-ever victory over such a measure in a state vote.

With 16 percent of precincts reporting, 61.4 percent of voters favored the constitutional amendment banning state recognition of gay marriage and any type of civil union similar to marriage, according to unofficial returns.

Doyle Declared Winner


Hockey Dad in the Penalty Box


Rick Santorum OUT!!!!

PHILADELPHIA - Sen. Rick Santorum , a strong voice for conservatives who rose to be the No. 3 Senate Republican, was routed Tuesday by Bob Casey, the anti-abortion, anti-gun control son of a popular Pennsylvania governor.

Santorum, 48, had long defied those who said he was too conservative for the Democratic-leaning state. But the two-term senator and was unable to overtake Casey, the 46-year-old state treasurer, who accused Santorum of pursuing a rigid ideology that put him out of step with most Pennsylvanians.

Republican Leader Predicts Big Democratic Gains

Dick Armey predicts Democrats to pick up 20 to 25 House Seats.
......during NPR interview.

As of early Wednesday morning, Democrats had won 25 seats previously held by Republicans, CBS News estimates, to give them a 224-193 lead with 18 races left.

Ken Blackwell Defeated in Ohio Governor Race

NPR projects that Democrat Ted Strickland has won the Ohio governor's office over Republican Kenneth Blackwell.

Blackwell had ordered Diebold touch screen voting machines, reversing an earlier decision by the state to purchase only optical scan voting machines which, unlike the touch screen devices, would leave a "paper trail" for recount purposes. The controversy was inflamed the next month when Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold, sent a fund-raising letter to Ohio Republicans, stating that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."

Voters! If we don't hang together, we will certainly hang separately


The Wisconsin Democrats have again organized a statewide, county by county legal team to oversee the election and to assure full compliance with the election law, including registrations, and to provide emergency legal assistance if necessary.

In 2004, while there were some incidents of voter suppression in other counties, St. Croix County was relatively problem free.

Tomorrow, if you observe any of the following, please give me a telephone call 715.222.5414. Monitoring will start at 7:00 a.m. and run through the closing of the poles and the counting of the votes:

a.) Any evidence of organized GOP of voter suppression.
b.) Any problems that may arise with voter registration, electors being turned away, etc.
c.) Any voter "challenges" which may occur in your precinct.
d.) Any electioneering occurring at the voting location.
e.) Any excessive long lines of voters, and any arbitrary cutoff of voters who were in line to vote before the poles closed.
f.) Any overly aggressive GOP voter monitors who may be intimidating pole workers.
g.) Any voter machine malfunctions.
h.) Any other activity that gives you cause for concern.

William J. Radosevich
County Counsel
St. Croix County Voter Protection
Cell: 715.222-5414
Office: 715.386.8234

"It ain't over tell it's over."

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No Bush Left Behind

No Child boo$t$ Bu$h family firm
WASHINGTON – A company headed by President Bush’s brother and partly owned by his parents is benefiting from Republican connections and federal dollars targeted for economically disadvantaged students under the No Child Left Behind Act.

With investments from his parents, George H.W. and Barbara Bush, and other backers, Neil Bush’s company, Ignite! Learning, has placed its products in 40 U.S. school districts and plans to market internationally.

At least 13 U.S. school districts have used federal money available through the president’s signature education overhaul, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, to buy Ignite’s portable learning centers at $3,800 apiece. But Ignite does not offer reading instruction, and its math program is not available until next year.

The federal Department of Education does not monitor individual school district expenditures under the No Child program, but sets guidelines the states are expected to enforce, said spokesman Chad Colby.

Read more @ Journal Gazette.


Who's In The Fat Cat's Pocket?

Fat Cat Rubber Stamper Mark Green

Religious Right, White House Seek Distance from Haggard Scandal

Religious Right leaders and the White House distanced themselves from fallen leader Ted Haggard, touted last year by a national magazine as one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals because of his access to the Bush administration.

"He represents 30 million conservative Christians spread over 45,000 churches from 52 diverse denominations," Time wrote of the then-head of the National Association of Evangelicals in February 2005. "Every Monday he participates in the West Wing conference call with evangelical leaders."

Haggard resigned from NEA leadership on Friday, amid allegations that he had a three-year homosexual relationship and bought drugs from a male escort. Haggard's New Life Church, which Harper's Magazine called "the most powerful megachurch in America," removed him as minister on Saturday.

"Our investigation and Pastor Haggard's public statements have proven without a doubt that he has committed sexually immoral conduct," the church said in a statement. "In consultation with leading evangelicals and experts familiar with the type of behavior Pastor Haggard has demonstrated, we have decided that the most positive and productive direction for our church is his dismissal and removal."

Read more @ Ethics Daily.

Even Skunks Hold Their Nose Around Paul R. Nelson

OTBL bloggers flock to back yards, lured by fruit and pet food

Squirrels were the talk in Mountain View. Coyotes scared residents in Saratoga. But something has been smelling in Campbell -- and it's skunks, several residents said.

``We here in Campbell are really blessed with them,'' said Julian Holcomb, a banjo and guitar teacher who lives on South Fourth Street. ``There's nothing like walking out of the house in the early morning to the ripe smell of skunk.''

Los Gatos and Saratoga had previously been known as the hot spots for the black and white critters, but in the last few years Campbell has become ``the skunk capital of Santa Clara County,'' said Laurie Frazer, wildlife specialist for the Santa Clara County Vector Control District.

``When I first took over the Campbell area in 1994, we did not get any calls for skunks. Over the past several years, Campbell has become infested with skunks.''

Vector control had been receiving one to two calls a week from Campbell residents, but Frazer expects the calls to jump when the mating season heats up next month. For now, a supply of ripened fruit and cat food left outdoors apparently is keeping them around.

``I think they're being attracted by the avocado trees,'' said John Linthicum, who lives next door to Holcomb near downtown Campbell. ``I go out and pick up the avocados every day.''

Smell more @ Mercury News.


The Unseen Green

Mark Green’s Rhetoric vs. Reality

Green Can’t Hide from Extreme Record Far Outside Wisconsin Mainstream

MADISON – Mark Green sure is living in a dream world.

At the Republican State Convention in Appleton this past weekend, Mark Green did his best to try to hide from an extreme Washington record that is out of touch with Wisconsin families.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Joe Wineke said Mark Green’s campaign rhetoric just doesn’t match up with reality.

“On everything from education to health care to stem cell research, Green has staked out positions far outside the Wisconsin mainstream and has been a rubberstamp for the failed policies of President Bush and Republicans in Congress,” Wineke said. “It is nothing short of laughable for Mark Green to now claim to stand for Wisconsin values.”

Wineke said Wisconsin voters will see through Green’s rhetoric to the truth about his extreme, out-of-touch Washington record:

Stem Cell Research

GREEN’S RHETORIC: Mark Green claims he supports stem cell research.

REALITY CHECK: Mark Green has repeatedly tried to ban and even criminalize life-saving stem cell research pioneered right here in Wisconsin.

  • Green opposes federal funding for stem cell research and has voted against it in Congress.
  • Green has led the fight to ban, and even impose criminal penalties on, stem cell research.
  • Green supports legislation vetoed by Governor Doyle that would threaten stem cell research and scientific advancement in the state.


GREEN’S RHETORIC: Mark Green says he will restore integrity to state government.

REALITY CHECK: Not only is Mark Green caught up in the Republican culture of corruption in Washington, he was involved in the caucus scandal as a state legislator in Madison.

  • Green has taken more than $30,000 in campaign cash from the indicted Tom DeLay – and still refuses to clean his campaign of the dirty money, even though DeLay resigned from Congress.
  • Green’s staffer repeatedly took ticket freebies from convicted influence peddler Jack Abramoff – and then tried to cover it up.
  • Trial testimony and documents show that Green and two of his top aides illegally did campaign work on state time while they worked in the state Legislature.

Fiscal Responsibility

GREEN’S RHETORIC: Mark Green says he will restore fiscal responsibility to state government.

REALITY CHECK: Mark Green has a long record of reckless spending and fiscal irresponsibility.

  • Green has helped Republicans in Congress turn record surpluses into record deficits, voting for four consecutive Bush budgets that increased federal spending by 33 percent.
  • Green has repeatedly voted to increase the national debt limit by trillions of dollars, voting just this month to raise the limit even higher to nearly $10 trillion.
  • As a state legislator, Green joined Republicans in voting for a 38 percent hike in state spending and helped create the largest budget deficit in state history – a $3.2 billion mess that Governor Doyle had to clean up.
  • Green supports a TABOR proposal that would spell disaster for Wisconsin by drastically cutting public schools, health care, and public safety.

Wisconsin Values

GREEN’S RHETORIC: Mark Green claims he will fight for the people of Wisconsin.

REALITY CHECK: Mark Green has a long Washington record of voting for the wealthy and the special interests and against Wisconsin families.

  • Green voted this month to approve a Bush tax bill that gives millionaires a $42,000 tax break, while middle class families will only see a mere $20 tax cut.
  • Green voted last week for a GOP House budget that slashes education and health care for middle class families, while giving billion-dollar tax breaks to the wealthy and adding trillions more to the federal deficit.
  • Green cast the deciding vote for the disastrous Bush Medicare drug plan that gave away nearly $200 billion to the big drug and insurance companies at the expense of America’s seniors.


GREEN’S RHETORIC: Mark Green claims that “education funding will always be a top priority,” and that he will “defend students” and “fight for their interests and their dreams.”

REALITY CHECK: Mark Green has a Washington record of voting against students and their families.

  • Green voted for a House GOP budget last week that cuts funding for the U.S. Department of Education by $2.2 billion.
  • Green cast the deciding vote in February to slash federal student aid by nearly $12 billion – the largest cut in the program’s history.
  • Green has repeatedly voted to freeze Pell Grant scholarships for college students.
  • As a state legislator, Green repeatedly voted for tuition increases in the state budget.
  • While Green voted for No Child Left Behind, he has repeatedly voted since then to underfund the mandated federal program.

Charleton Heston As God

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Who would have guessed!!!

Saddam sentenced to death

Saddam Hussein finally faced the consequences of his tyrannical rule today when he was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging.

The former Iraqi president looked defiant as the sentence was read out in the American-created court in Baghdad and repeatedly tried to drown out the chief judge by shouting "long live Iraq".

Two of his most senior former henchmen, including his half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti, were also sentenced to hang for their involvement in the killing of 148 Shia Muslims in the village of Dujail in 1982.

Read more.

Was Wisconsin's State's economic future hurt by selfish choices, bad rules?

John Menard, no slouch when doing battle with the DNR or anybody else, might do well to accept the Iowa proposal, which includes no big delays in state approvals, plus a $1.25 million in public grants and certain tax benefits. Riverside Paper Corp. is among local companies who have found Iowa's business climate to its liking. Menard, a big backer of Gov. Jim Doyle, had kind words for Doyle, who tried to help Menards as it faced DNR roadblocks. He couldn't overcome an environmental policy, which is cumbersome and discouraging to business.

Nine hundred jobs. That's the loss to Wisconsin with the state Department of Natural Resources "decision" on a Menards expansion and the United Steelworkers of America Local 2-209 rejection of a Harley-Davidson Inc. expansion concession package.

The truth be told, a lot more jobs have been lost over the years as companies in Wisconsin and outside the state decide against considering it for expansion because of state policies and union attitudes.

It may be politically incorrect in some circles to think there's nothing wrong with forcing some swans to find a different pond so Menards can expand and for union workers to face the economic facts of life in today's manufacturing climate, but I think the two decisions are unhealthy for Wisconsin's economic future.

It seems imprudent to so casually drive away jobs when we see our local corporate giants Kimberly-Clark and Banta Corp. cutting jobs and Glatfelter closing a plant, among many others in the state. Those 900 jobs being rejected would be welcomed to the Fox Cities, even if the added Harley workers would be earning less than the existing workers and the swans or Canada geese had one fewer ponds to land in.

Read more of Arlen Boardman's column in the Appleton Post-Cresent.

Fearing one-party rule, business owners fund ads against Hatch

In Minnesota, "Republican whores" unionize
(I couldn't help but note the hypocrisy of the Republican-dominate big business group, as they join together and dump tons of money into the Minnesota GOP races to stop the possibility of having the Democrats in control of all three branches of government. Have I missed it, our have the big business men been clamouring about the evils of one-party government since President Bush took office. Do you think we'll see a couple of ads with Chairman Mao meeting with Mike Hatch? I suppose it must be scary for the party of the FEW losing control to the party of the MANY. Below is an interesting story discussing what a group of Minnesota's big business men are doing to try and stop what they fear. )

The spark that lit the fuse for Attorney General Mike Hatch's stormy confrontations with reporters this week was the intervention of a new independent political group in the governor's race--funded by top Minnesota business owners, including Stanley Hubbard of Hubbard Broadcasting.
Leaders and contributors to A Stronger America-Minnesota say they were motivated late in the campaign by fears of a DFL sweep and one-party rule of state government under an unusually aggressive populist governor, who they believe would be bad for business.

Read more.