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Just Grin and Barrett

Tom Barrett has been mayor of Milwaukee for about 8 years now….. Right?

During those 8 years, Diamond Jim Doyle was the governor of Wisconsin for about 7 of those years…… I guess you could say Jimmy was Tommy’s “Partner”….

During the 7 years that the “PARTNERS” were in charge, Milwaukee’s unemployment grew to 10.4% from 8.6% when Tommy was elected…… Not Doyle’s fault….. Not Tommy’s fault….. It didn’t even register on th MSM’s radar..According to Tommy, it’s all Scott Walkers fault. Why? Because Walker wasn’t a partner…… whatever.

Now the news comes out that the property values in Milwaukee have now tanked…… somehow this will be Walker’s fault too I’m sure.

What will happen if Barrett wins in June? Who will he blame when he trashes the state again because as we all know, he has NO plan, so he will trash the state….. but who does he blame??? Obama?… no…… Illinois??…… no



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Proof Mayor Tom Barrett Doesn’t Want To Be Guv……

President Obama is attending a fundraiser for Mayor Tom today at the U.S. Cellular Arena. Any democrat candidate running for office knows an official Obama endorsement is the kiss of death.

This will be the ONLY time you hear me say this…… THANKS BARRY!!!!!

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Who’s Responsible For The Floods??? It’s Tom Barrett… That’s Who!!!

Belling found this audio of one of Tom Barrett’s campaign commercials from when he was running against Marvin Pratt in 2004….

Click HERE

Tommy Boy rips on Pratt for doing NOTHING about MMSD after being in office for only 60 days……. Tommy’s been in office for over 2200 days now and has done……… Uhh let me see here…….. Hmmmmmmmmm…..

Oh yeah…… JACK SQUAT!!!!!

Sorry Tommy….. According to you… This baby is all yours.

The MSM will NOT play this audio or even question Barrett on this.

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A Gold Medal!!!!

Now I know what you’re thinking…… Barack Obama won a GOLD MEDAL for synchronized Swimming!!!!!!

Sorry…. The accolades are not for Obumbler this time. This time the award goes to a worthy recipient and that recipient is The Milwaukee Park System for the Best Managed Parks.

It’s hard to imagine that an evil man like Scott Walker, who consistently holds the line on taxes, could possibly be the presiding County Executive over a parks system that wins a National award. What a terrible terrible man….Phfffffffft.

Congratulations to Scott, Sue Black and the rest of the Parks System staff and contributors!!!!!!

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Prayers For Mayor Barrett

TMJ4 is reporting that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was beaten while trying to help a woman in trouble. Mayor Barrett was on his way to his car after State Fair when the incident occurred.

TMJ4 is reporting that Mayor Barrett is alert and talking.

We’ll be praying for a speedy and full recovery.

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Cows and Pigs and Chocolate Covered Bacon…. OH MY!!!!!

It’s State Fair Time!!!!!!


I’m on a diet but will not miss my annual early morning pilgrimage to the Fair Grounds to get my puffs for the family.

I can’t wait!!!!!!

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Score One For Business

This will probably be about the only good news you’ll hear for busniess in this state for a while….


A judge Friday struck down Milwaukee’s controversial paid sick day ordinance that mandates that private employers provide paid sick leave, ruling it was invalidly enacted and unconstitutional.

In a 38-page decision, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Thomas Cooper wrote, “This is a case where the proposed ordinance’s reach exceeds its grasp.”

Of course this will be appealed. Milwaukee’s lazy want their free… sick days.

Now if we could just get a ruling on the constitutionality of a sitting president firing the CEO of a private company…..

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Lead Counsel for Milwaukee County – No Law License?

This is a not a good thing…

The long-awaited Milwaukee County pension civil trial is set to begin Monday, with a small army of lawyers in power suits descending on the federal courthouse on E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee.

The lead attorney for the plaintiff, Milwaukee County, will be lacking one thing: a valid Wisconsin law license.

Kenneth E. McNeil, a partner in the national boutique law firm of Susman Godfrey boasts a University of Wisconsin law degree and his two-year presidency of the Wisconsin Law Alumni Association, in 1999 and 2000.  

However, McNeil has not kept up his dues to the State Bar of Wisconsin. His license was listed as suspended as of late Friday, according to the bar’s website. 

And this wasn’t a short-term oversight. A bar official told us McNeil’s license has been suspended since October 1995.

McNeil did not return calls for comment.

It is unclear what effect — if any — the suspended license might have on the high-stakes pension case.

McNeil has a valid license in his home state of Texas. Lawyers can be admitted to appear in specific cases in states where they’re not licensed if the judge grants a motion to appear pro hac vice. The court file does not show that U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert granted such a motion. His staff said Clevert would be notified of the suspension.

To lift the suspension in Wisconsin, McNeil would need to pay a visit to the state Supreme Court. Then bar officials would figure out the bill, which could run up to $1,300.

How could he not have known that his license has been suspended in Wisconsin?  Given the fact that his law license has been suspended since 1995 in Wisconsin, it wouldn’t surprise me if each and every one of his cases which were tried out of Texas is revisited.  Unless a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice is granted by the Court, he cannot practice in any state in which he is not properly licensed.  This could be a one time mistake, but if not, there could be serious consequences.  According to his profile, he has been involved in some pretty significant cases. 

I’ll be curious to see how this is handled in the Milwaukee County pension litigation…

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Milwaukee’s New Arsenal

The Milwaukee police department is implementing the MP15 as it’s tactical weapon of choice to replace the shotgun.


This could not have come at a better time…..

The Circus Parade is right around the corner and the citizens of Milwaukee will need all the protection they can get from law abiding citizens openly carrying their Uzi’s and AK-47’s.

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Mayor Barrett Wins “Stupid Quote of the Year” Award!!!

Here’s Tom Barrett’s quote about open carry:

“My position is that there’s a fundamental difference between carrying a gun in Vilas County on your own land and carrying an AK-47 or Uzi to watch the Circus Parade in Milwaukee,”

I noticed many news outlets did not report the whole quote, specifically the part about the AK’s and Uzi’s. I’m sure they saw the lunacy in the statement and wanted to protect their clueless lefty mayor as best as they could…

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I’m Mad as Hell!

I haven’t been posting lately, mostly because I’ve been numb.  I couldn’t seem to get worked up enough.  All the bad news blends together and it’s the same thing, different day.  Until yesterday.  So what was it that pulled me out of my apathy?  This.

Marcus Perkins last saw his 4-month-old son alive about 8:30 Thursday morning when the baby, snug in his car seat, was placed in the day care van that picked him up every day.

“I make sure he gets on that van safe every morning,” Perkins, 28, said Thursday afternoon, surrounded by family. “I watch them strap him in safe every morning. I don’t let him out of my sight ’til he’s safe.”

The boy, Jalen Knox-Perkins, died Thursday, after he was left unattended in the van for about four hours outside Bumble Bee Learning Center, 3942 N. 76th St., according to an e-mail from Milwaukee police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz. Jalen was found about 1:50 p.m., Schwartz said.

Bumble Bee Learning Center is owned by the same company that runs Alphabet Street Learning Center, where an employee was charged recently with breaking the arms of two children.

Another baby gone.  And that’s not all.

Baby found in bag on car. Incidentally, it’s now being reported that this 18-year-old who abandoned this precious child has 3 other children.  She started popping them out when she was 14.

Milwaukee Alderman faces child abuse allegations

Baby dies – mother criminally charged

Milwaukee mother charged in baby’s death

Milwaukee baby dies while sleeping with grandmother

This article is shocking. 

Crystal Keith, 24, is charged with the Nov. 11 beating death of 13-month-old Christopher Thomas and with torturing his 2-year-old sister.

Her husband, Reginald Keith, 26, is charged with child neglect and with failing to report the abuse suffered by Christopher’s sister. Crystal and Reginald Keith are the Thomas children’s aunt and uncle and were their kinship foster parents. Police say the children were abused despite repeated visits to their home by Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare caseworkers.

Vera Morehouse, 21, is charged with allowing her 7-week-old son, Lamour Caesar-Burnley, to starve to death. The child welfare bureau had been notified repeatedly of abuse in Morehouse’s home but were not pursuing the matter when Lamour died.

Melody Cole, 29, is charged with the 2006 starvation of her 7-month-old daughter, Layunnia Lewis. Layunnia perished despite repeated visits to her home by child welfare workers who were checking on the condition of an abused older sibling.

Salvador Ochoa, 33, is charged with killing his 2-month-old daughter, Rubi Ochoa-Dervantes, by punching her in the stomach Dec. 10, 2005. According to investigative reports, a doctor who treated the girl for a skull fracture when the infant was a month old notified child protective services after the family did not show up for a follow-up examination.

Malcolm Eiland, 18, pleaded guilty last week to the Sept. 23 beating death his 6-month-old son, Jaiden Eiland. Eiland slammed his son on the floor, shook him and burned his right hand with scalding water.

Michael Harman-Derosier, 25, is charged with beating his 9-month-old son, Micah, to death. According to police, the child lingered in a coma for nearly seven months, then died April 18.

Manuela Velazquez-Rodriquez, 39, is charged with shaking her 6-week-old daughter, Zully Antonio-Velazquez, to death. According to police, the mother told investigators she shook her daughter, who died Sept. 18, because the girl would not eat.  

What. The. Hell?!?! (I have a different word in my head, but I will attempt to keep this family friendly)  It seems like every day a baby is being beaten, neglected or killed.  Seriously – what the  F**K is wrong with people??  How can ANYONE who lives in a civilized society commit these monstrous acts?  And why do judges, in many cases, give these people a slap on the wrist, particularly mothers??  Is no value placed on the life of a baby?

I’ve said before in jest that folks should be temporarily sterilized at puberty and not be allowed to have children unless they pass a parenting test and conditions as rigorous as those placed upon adoptive parents.  And yes, I know that there are some bad adoptive parents, but that’s not the point here.  The point is that having a child is a huge responsibility;  financially, emotionally and psychologically.  It’s one of the most important jobs that one can have, and there are no do-overs. 

Yet we have children having children.  And those children having children.  It goes on and on.  After all, at several of the brawls in the Milwaukee high schools, some of those arrested for taking part in the brawl were the PARENTS of some of the students.  WTF???

So, what’s the solution?  I really don’t know, but it sure wouldn’t hurt if society and judges start taking this seriously, and justly punishing those who commit these horrendous acts.  It’s time someone gives these most innocent of victims a voice.

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A Letter to the Future

Christian Schneider absolutely nails it when he apologizes to a Person in the Future. 

First, congratulations on the Brewers winning their 3rd World Series in a row, beating the Prince Fielder-led Yankees in seven games.  A big atta-boy to Keanu Reeves for winning his first Oscar, playing a gay washed up ex-wrestler who ages backwards.  It certainly was the role of a lifetime.  I understand that, due to a federal mandate, General Motors is close to developing a car that runs on sunshine and dreams – here’s hoping the technology works out for you.  And it’s nice to see that the prophecy is true – everyone actually does eat Dippin’ Dots.

Read the whole thing

H/T  Charlie Sykes

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It Started Last Night.

I was sitting on the couch minding my own business and it started. It happens every few years and it’s inevitable. The noise ..OH THE NOISE!!!! It seems you can’t go anywhere to get away from it. The gathering of all that unmuffled noise in one city is deafening. Their baffles have been removed and that annoying sound resonates everywhere. The worst part is that it’s SO LOUD and it seems useless cause there’s so much noise and nothing to show for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well enough about the DNC Convention in Denver.

Didja hear that HD is celebrating 105 years downtown Milwaukee this weekend?????

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Light Up The Town….. Day 2

The lights are on again in Milwaukee from 84th street to Miller Park Way.


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Milwaukee County’s Financial Health

From Banker Dude:

Milwaukee County‘s financial health improves
All three of Milwaukee County’s bond rating agencies have assigned positive ratings to the county’s $30.86 million General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2008A. The county’s ratings are vastly improved from those in the immediate aftermath of the county pension scandal. The improved ratings mean the county can borrow funds at lower interest rates in the future.

In particular, the county is encouraged by Moody’s decision to change its outlook from “negative” to a stable “Aa3” rating. Moody’s indicated the county has made significant strides to reducing its largest expenditure pressures related to its pension system and employee and retiree health care costs. “This news is very encouraging for the county, in both the short-term and long-term, as we work to improve services for the residents of Milwaukee County,” said Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.

“The county is improving,” said County Board Chairman Lee Holloway. “The future is brighter than it was before. We are on the right path in managing our financial objectives, and we should all be pleased with this positive change in our fiscal outlook.” Fitch Ratings-Chicago assigned an “AA” rating to the county’s bonds, indicating that the county government has eliminated certain pension benefits for new employees and will focus on cost constraint through better oversight. Standard & Poor’s Financial Management Assessment said the county’s financial management practices are considered “strong.”

Yes, Lee, the county is improving but no thanks to you. I BLAME SCOTT WALKER!!!!

Scott, as a conservative, has worked his butt off to curb spending and pull the county out of the crapper that F. Tom Ament tried to flush it down.

Now that Milwaukee’s finances are looking better, we should now focus on the state….


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Crean To Indiana….

This is not news good for the Warriors.

The Indiana Daily Student, Indiana’s student newspaper, received confirmation from Phillip Eskew, a member of Indiana’s Board of Trustees, confirming Crean’s hiring., meanwhile, reported a source at Indiana is on the verge of hiring Crean.

Athletic director Steve Cottingham was on a flight with the women’s basketball team to Colorado and unavailable for comment. A MU athletic department spokesperson said it was the university’s policy to not comment on other schools’ job searches.

Crean, meanwhile, was not answering calls to his cell phone, and a call to his home phone failed to go through.

From JSOnline

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Another former police chief is filing a lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee. Poor old Nan is suing because she was born a woman. She’s saying that, because she’s a woman, she should’ve been paid as much as a man who has 20 years more experience than she has.

Sounds petty and whiny to me. If Nan didn’t like her pay, maybe she should take some classes in negotiating. Chief Flynn proved in a matter of months that he’s a better chief than she ever was.

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