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Archive for January 20th, 2010

The Brown-in of Massachusetts – the local GOP take

Editor’s note – Some of these are involved statements; others are quick social-media bites.

Republican Party of Wisconsin chair Reince Priebus (press release):

American voters have made themselves clear. Three months ago, voters in New Jersey and Virginia rejected the Democrats’ tax-and-spend agenda. Now, in the bluest of blue states, the people of Massachusetts sent a message to Democrats across the country: listen or you’ll be next.

From the failed stimulus, to the cap-and-trade national energy tax, to a government takeover of health care attempt shrouded with secrecy, the American people do not approve of the Democrats’ big-government policies that do nothing to create jobs. Voters are connecting with Republican candidates because of our principles of lower-taxes, smaller government, and fiscal responsibility.

Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts should serve as the latest reminder to Wisconsin Democrats that voters are watching. Instead of telling their constituents what is good for them and blindly following their Washington leadership, it’s time for Wisconsin Democrats like Russ Feingold, Steve Kagen, Ron Kind, and Dave Obey to start listening.

Gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann (campaign blog post):

The election in Massachusetts yesterday should serve as a stunning wake-up call that we the conservatives, the small government folks, are not going to take it anymore.

The politicians in Washington have focused on health care, bailouts, stimulus, tax increases, and all sorts of other plans to expand government. Meanwhile on main streets all across Wisconsin people are struggling to keep their jobs and to keep their businesses afloat in this poor economy.

We must elect people who will get government out of the way so jobs, real long term jobs can be created in the private sector. Government does not create private sector jobs. We do!!! For us business owners to be successful, government must get out of our way and not take what sometimes seems to be more than we make in taxes.

Career politicians do not seem to understand that the vast majority of the money that small business owners make in Wisconsin is immediately reinvested in our businesses. When they take it in the form of higher taxes and fees (as if we don’t get that fees are simply another tax) we cannot grow our businesses and create more jobs. And the career politicians who understand this basic concept have been completely ineffective in doing anything about it! When push comes to shove, career politicians seem to protect their job by growing government instead of protecting the jobs of thousands of Wisconsinites by shrinking government.

Yesterday should serve as a wake-up call to all the big-government politicians. The people in this great nation are not going to take it anymore!!! Start focusing on what you can do in government to get out of the way and to lower our taxes so we can grow our businesses and create jobs.

Gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker (Tweet):

Reason Scott Brown won was positive message about taking back government. We’ll do the same here.

Senate candidate Dave Westlake (Facebook post)

Congratulations Senator-elect Scott Brown! You’ve given the people of Mass. what they need: accountability…and the rest of us something to look foward to: common sense & Constitutionally-based government. We’re proud of you and wish you all the best in representing “The Peoples’ Seat.” Godspeed.

Senate candidate Terrence Wall (Tweet):

Congrats to Scott Brown and his staff on a beautifully run, issues-driven campaign. Their historic victory speaks for itself. Good night.

Shoebox tunes – The Battle of Beantown

by @ 9:41. Filed under Politics - National.

Shoebox is travelling, but he sent the following over to me to commemorate Scott Brown’s epic win in Massachusetts:

This is to be sung to “The Battle of New Orleans” (or if you’re more of a Johnny Cash fan than a Johnny Horton fan, use his version instead)!

In two oh ten just a year into his plan,
We’d had our fill of Barry and his socialism scam.
The hard right and the middles and some even from the left
Worked together to save Beantown from more democratic theft.

We said, “Hell no!”, and the Left they just kept a pushin’
They thought they were anointed, didn’t heed the public’s voice
Until Scott Brown, they thought we were a nuisance.
From now on it should be clear their plans are not the people’s choice!

We said no to health care ’cause it wouldn’t make the grade.
We didn’t want no stimulus, for sure no cap and trade.
The left said, “We don’t care, we know better just you see,”
But now with number forty one they’ll have to try “plan C”.

We said, “Hell no!”, and the Left they just kept a pushin’.
They thought they were anointed, didn’t heed the public’s voice
Until Scott Brown, they thought we were a nuisance.
From now on it should be clear their plans are not the people’s choice!

Barron, WI battle – eagle v crow

by @ 6:49. Filed under Miscellaneous.

I usually don’t pass along these types of e-mails, but I know a few of my readers (Asian Badger chief among them) will appreciate this one picked up from the Harpoon Users League List –

This tale came from a retired jet-jock who runs a 2000 acre corn farm up around Barron, WI , not far from Oshkosh.

He used to fly F-4Es and F-16s for the Air National Guard and participated in the first Gulf War.

It is submitted for your enjoyment, and as a reminder that there are other great, magnificent flyers around besides us.


I went out to plant corn for a bit, to finish a field before tomorrow morning; and witnessed The Great Battle.

A golden eagle – big bastard, with about a six foot wingspan – flew right in front of the tractor. It was being chased by three crows that were continually dive bombing it and pecking at it. The crows do this because the eagles rob their nests when they find them.

At any rate, the eagle banked hard right in one evasive maneuver, then landed in the field about 100 feet from the tractor. This eagle stood about 3 feet tall. The crows all landed too, and took up positions around the eagle at 120 degrees apart, but kept their distance at about 20 feet from the big bird. The eagle would take a couple steps towards one of the crows and they’d hop backwards and forward to keep their distance. Then the reinforcement showed up.

I happened to spot the eagle’s mate hurtling down out of the sky at what appeared to be approximately Mach 1.5. Just before impact the eagle on the ground took flight, (obviously a coordinated tactic; probably pre-briefed) and the three crows which were watching the grounded eagle, also took flight thinking they were going to get in some more pecking on the big bird. The first crow being targeted by the diving eagle never stood a snowball’s chance in hell. There was a mid-air explosion of black feathers and that crow was done. The diving eagle then banked hard left in what had to be a 9G climbing turn, using the energy it had accumulated in the dive, and hit crow #2 less than two seconds later. Another crow dead.

The grounded eagle, which was now airborne and had an altitude advantage on the remaining crow, which was streaking eastward in full burner, made a short dive then banked hard right when the escaping crow tried to evade the hit. It didn’t work – crow #3 bit the dust at about 20 feet AGL.

This aerial battle was better than any air show I’ve been to, including the Warbirds Show at Oshkosh. The two eagles ripped the crows apart and ate them on the ground, and as I got closer and closer working my way across the field, I passed within 20 feet of one of them as it ate its catch. It stopped and looked at me as I went by and you could see in the look of that bird that it knew who’s Boss Of The Sky. What a beautiful bird!

I loved it. Not only did they kill their enemy, they ate them.

There are no noble wars– Only noble warriors

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