Thursday, December 18, 2008
Shame on you. This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you’re going to let it be the worst. And I guarantee a week won’t go by in your life you won’t regret walking out, letting them get the best of you. Well, I’m not going home. We’ve come too far! And I’m going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day. The line must be drawn HERE. This far, no further! I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. You’re going to work harder than you ever worked before. But that’s fine, we’ll just get tougher with it! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, failure is not an option. That’s how winning is done! Believe me when I say we can break this army here, and win just one for the Gipper. But I say to you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time: you’ve got to get mad. I mean plum mad dog mean. If you would be free men, then you must fight to fulfill that promise! Let us cut out their living guts one inch at a time, and they will know what we can do! Let no man forget how menacing we are. We are lions! You’re like a big bear, man! This is YOUR time! Seize the day, never surrender, victory or death… that’s the Chicago Way! Who’s with me? Clap! Clap! Don’t let Tink die! Clap! Alright! Let’s fly! And gentlemen in England now abed shall know my name is the Lord when I tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our Independence Day!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Not bad, really. I tried to use my coffee pot (built into my microwave), but for some reason the reservoir is leaking horribly. So, I had to scratch that idea. With that idea out, I opted for simmering on the stove, simply putting the mulling spices right in. Not bad, until it came time to take them out so I could drink the cider. I had a skimmer, which helped, but I ended up simply ladling the cider out and pouring it through the skimmer into a mug, which made for quite a mess. Next time I try this, I think I'll invest in a french press first. It works for coffee, why not for cider? I'm also wondering if I should start with a different sort of cider, or maybe apple juice. Anybody else out there done this before? Any advice to offer?
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Hat tip Rightyblog.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
H/T Glenn at Badger Blogger
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Side Note: Post number 75! 100 here we come!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
While I don't think a bailout of the Big Three is a great idea (they got themselves into this mess, let them go to bankruptcy court and get themselves out, not to mention the first bailout was supposed to get credit flowing again), there is no doubt in my mind that it will happen. I am at least encouraged that Congress is not going to simply throw good money after bad. But, here's the catch; most of the members of Congress are going to be leaving town on Thursday, and aren't expected back until next year. So, if this doesn't get done by Thursday... things will get interesting, fast.
If you're not reading From Where I Sit, you really should. It's a well-written blog, and since he posts far more often than I do, it's worth your time to add him to your feed reader. Yes, I know, I should blog more. It's just that I'm busy with work, school, and volunteer stuff, although there's no shortage of stories in the news that irk me to the point that I have a few things (or a lot of things) to say about them.
So what are you waiting for? Get over there already!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
And yet, MATC brings in Jim Doyle to speak to the student body. The same Jim Doyle who has opposed Voter ID at every turn. In order to pick up a financial aid check at MATC, I need a photo ID. But in order to vote, all I have to do is walk in and tell them my name.
What's wrong with this picture?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
According to their front page article, "it seems that Republicans can only win November 4 by discouraging voter turnout, while the Democrats must strive for record turnout to guarantee a mandate for change." Yeah, change; the only thing we'll have left if BHO becomes POTUS. They talk about how he's raising more money than McCain; no mention of the fact he did this by bailing out of the public financing system he said he was going to use, and of course no mention of the fact that there are virtually NO safeguards in place to keep people from outside the US, or even people that don't exist, from donating to his campaign, which has been covered elsewhere.
Here's another fantastic quote: "Obama has been a balanced steady voice with practical ideas through the economic disaster." Practical? Like, say, allowing people to pull up to $10,000 out of their 401K plans, which will further depress the stock market? Like "spreading the wealth around," as he puts it? I could go on.
Go read the whole thing, if you can. I can't stomach it.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
A post on JSOnline's Newswatch blog this evening informs us that Hooters of America has obtained the building that formerly housed Pedro's, along with their long-term lease. Mayor Jeff Speaker could not be reached for comment, but one alderman (not identified in the post) has already received an objection from a Brookfield resident.
Here's the best part:
Mike McNeil, Hooters' vice president of marketing, said he did not expect any controversy and believed the eatery would be well-received by patrons.
Well received? No controversy? In the city that wanted McDonald's to not use their trademark Golden Arches on the rebuild of their Moorland Road location, going so far as to say that they couldn't be so much as etched in glass in more than two windows? The city that pitched a proper fit over the La Quinta's two-tone paint job? Not to mention the outcry over the trim (yes, the TRIM) on The Fresh Market? He seriously thinks Brookfield is just going to let them set up shop?
Mr. McNeil, whatever it is you're smoking, please remember that it's polite to share.
Friday, October 3, 2008
As shown elsewhere in the blogosphere, the MSM has been making edits that have either hurt Palin, helped Obama, or both.
Nope, nothing to see here, move along, these aren't the droids you're looking for.
H/T to Verum Serum and The Mark Levin Show
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Understatement of the week? That might be the understatement of the campaign so far...
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
UPDATE: Would help to embed the actual video...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
No further comment from me. You, however, are welcome to have at it.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Obama in a statement yesterday blamed the shocking new round of subprime-related bankruptcies on the free-market system, and specifically the "trickle-down" economics of the Bush administration, which he tried to gig opponent John McCain for wanting to extend.
But it was the Clinton administration, obsessed with multiculturalism, that dictated where mortgage lenders could lend, and originally helped create the market for the high-risk subprime loans now infecting like a retrovirus the balance sheets of many of Wall Street's most revered institutions.
H/T Verum Serum
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I was working at Pizzeria Uno in Elm Grove at the time. I started work at 8AM, like I usually did. I was a prep cook at the time, working in the back of the house. We had a feed of the jukebox, so I didn't hear anything that was going on.
Around 10AM, when the servers started arriving, I'd go out to the front drink station to get something to drink. The servers were all at the bar, as they usually were. Today, though, something was very different. Usually, they were watching The Price is Right; kind of a goofy tradition, but it was fun. Not today, though. Today, I walked out to the bar to find CNN on the TV. When I asked what was going on, they told me; somebody flew a plane into the side of the World Trade Center.
I had to get back to work, but we had a TV in the back of the house, near the mananger's office, which was tuned in to the news for the rest of the day. I would stop back for updates as I could. That night, I went down to First Assembly of God in Kenosha, WI, to hear Steve Hill of the Brownsville Revival speak. We had been planning the trip for a few weeks, and decided that in light of the events of the day, there was no place else we'd rather be than in a church, praying for our country. To this day, I remember one of the men in our church telling us that his brother was a manager of a floor of an office building near the WTC, who had gotten one of the last calls going out, only to tell them he was OK. It had been hours since anyone had heard from him. Hours that seemed like eternity.
In the days that followed, I got on with the business of life; going to work, going to church, that sort of thing. But I knew that our country would never be the same. Some time after the attacks, I was going through some pictures I had taken on a trip to New York in February of that year. In among them was a picture of the Twin Towers with the sun setting between them, that I had taken from New York Harbor. We had gone on a dinner and dancing cruise, and took plenty of pictures. In light of what had happened, it was poignant, for lack of a better word.
Seven years later, I sit at my desk at home, having come home from two classes at MATC today, getting ready to go to work tonight. In some ways, it seems like a long time ago, and in others, it seems like only yesterday. I hope to make it back to New York City someday, and see where the towers once stood.
I will always remember, the eleventh of September, when our world stopped, and our country changed forever. Tomorrow, we can get back to the elections, the political issues we debate so often, all of that. For today, let us remember what happened that day, and remember those who lost their lives. Let us remember those who gave their lives in defense of our country, and pray for those who are still defending us at home and abroad. And let us pray, and work, and hope, so that such a tragedy never befalls us again.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Please, please PLEASE let this be true. If it is, Nader may have just handed McCain the White House on a platter.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
RIP, Don. This is truly a sad day, not only for Hollywood, but for all of us who are or were professional voices. You gave us something to aspire to, and from what I read, you were a class act.
Hat tip: Pete Republic
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Hat tip to SteveEgg, from his Morning Scramble.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Was poking around their site today, as I have a vacation to Colorado coming up at the end of this month for a wedding (not mine). I wanted to check the flight info and make sure I put it into my phone so that it's easily accessible when needed. I clicked on the "Commitment to the Environment" quick link, and was taken to this page. They're even going to offer carbon offsets. Fantastic.
I can only hope that soon, the Gorebal "Warming" scam will be exposed for the farce that it is.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
This is part of the reason why I'm not voting for Obama or Clinton. Mind you, McCain doesn't thrill me either, but we're stuck with these three.
Monday, April 14, 2008
This makes me fear for the future of Midwest.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Tip of the hat to steveegg, with an accompanying warning; the second page of his post is not for the easily offended, but I think many of you will agree; this winter has gone on long enough.
Monday, March 24, 2008
"It's essential not just for Milwaukee but for the entire state of Wisconsin. We must get rid of Scott Walker who holds government in contempt, who will never understand how government works and doesn't believe in it anyway, and will auction off our beloved county in pieces.
I'll be damned - excuse me - if we'll let that happen."
I must admit, I've never paid much attention to the LP in the past, but this is like the JS editorial board on steroids.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
H/T: Elliot at From Where I Sit
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tip of the hat to Pete at Pete Republic, who I am adding to the blogroll.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I'm pretty sure this burger would kill me on the spot, but what a way to go...
H/T: Air1 Radio
Friday, January 11, 2008
The first article title on the page is your band name.
The last four words of the very last quote will be your album title.
The third picture (no matter what it is) will be your cover art.
So, there you go. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow I'll have one up for all of you to enjoy.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Musings of a Thoughtful Conservative
More actual blogging is coming in the future, I promise. Work is dead lately, so I've gotta do something to pass the time.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Out of sincere curiosity, does anyone know if there are plans in place to begin recycling used CFLs? Seems to me if we can re-use the mercury, we should.