Saturday, December 2, 2017

Open Blog - Weekend

That looks so inviting.  What a great way to spend your weekend, and your income.

Friday, December 1, 2017

"Supermoon 2017: This weekend’s full moon is the biggest of the year"

The supermoon shines brightly through the clouds in June 2013. (Kevin Ambrose)

"The last full moon of 2017 will appear especially plump and vibrant in the night sky this weekend.
As it reaches fullness, the moon will also be making its closest approach to Earth around the same time, designating it a “supermoon.”

"Because of the moon’s extra-close approach to Earth, it will appear about 14 percent bigger than if it were at its farthest away point in its orbit. It will shine up to 30 percent brighter, not only because it’s close to Earth, but also because Earth will be nearing its closest to the sun in early January.

"'The sunlight reaching and reflecting off the Moon this time of year is about 7 percent more intense' than in the summer, explains NASA.

"The moon officially turns full at 10:47 a.m. Sunday, but it will look full or very close to full to the naked eye Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

"December’s full moon is known as the Cold Moon or Frost Moon because of the cold weather at this time of year. It is also sometimes referred to as the Moon Before Yule (Yule is an old northern European winter festival, associated with Christmas)"

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Industrialization: Prelude to Collapse

Dear 1000 Friends,

For your consideration:

Carrying Capacity, Overshoot and Species Extinction
Paul Chefurka got (stole)  his ideas from William Catton:
In a way, the world-view of the party imposed itself most successfully on the people incapable of understanding it. They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening. By lack of understanding, they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just like a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird. —George Orwell, 1984


Industrialization: Prelude to Collapse
by William Catton

CIRCUMSTANCE: The Age of Exuberance is over, population has already overshot carrying capacity, and prodigal Homo sapiens has drawn down the world's savings deposits.
CONSEQUENCE: All forms of human organization and behavior that are based on the assumption of limitlessness must change to forms that accord with finite limits.
Darwinian 1 - aka Ron Patterson still argues that the Darwinian THEORY of Evolution is concrete fact...
Well, he couldn't be more wrong.
And quite frankly, the Universe teems with life and doesn't care.

As  a constructive alternative - I suggest that you consider the following:


Tim & Cindy

"WiGWAG: Borat saves the day, Black Friday in Vegas, and more"

From Wisconsin Gazette:

News with a twist

Whom do you believe?

Donald Trump claims Time magazine was considering naming him person of the year but he dropped out of the running. The magazine says it never happened.

Buh-bye, please

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., told CNN that during a phone conference on the economy, Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn pretended there was a bad connection in order to end the call with his rambling boss. The White House denies it.

Ungodly sight

Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologized for not using “better judgment” when he sent a nude image of himself to a woman he was dating. The revealing picture somehow ended up in an anonymous tweet. Barton is an evangelical Christian who’s rated 100 percent by the Family Research Council and the Christian Coalition of America.

Fast on the draw

A Tennessee man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion at their church about concealed carry. He apparently forgot the gun was loaded when he squeezed the trigger while pulling it out of his pocket.

Sausage to the world

Greggs, a British bakery chain, was denounced for releasing an Advent calendar in which the Three Wise Men are gathered around a sausage in place of the baby Jesus. In calling for a boycott, one man tweeted: “Offended, yes. As a Christian, they’ve depicted my Lord and Saviour as a sausage roll.” The U.K. Evangelical Alliance told BBC Money that it wasn’t “too outraged” about the calendar, but rather concerned about the holiday being used for marketing.

Trump appears in beagle’s ear

Who can forget the images of Jesus in a Cheeto and the Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich? Now added to the list of strange appearances is Donald Trump in a dog’s ear. A photo taken by a woman of her beagle’s infected inner ear went viral after she posted it on Facebook and people discovered its striking resemblance to the president. Well, he does bark quite a bit.

Weinstein aloft

Law & Order frequently serves up fictionalized true-crime stories to its viewers, so it’s not surprising that the ubiquitous franchise is turning to the Harvey Weinstein saga for inspiration. But Law & Order: SVU is changing the setting from Hollywood to the “boys club” culture of airline pilots, according to Entertainment Weekly. Look for it sometime next year.

Weedy retail

Wal-Mart or weed? That was the question some gift-givers in Las Vegas were asking on Black Friday, as they decided whether to head first to a big-box store or one of 40 dispensaries offering discounts on marijuana flower products. Some dispensaries were offering an eighth of an ounce discount on marijuana edibles and others offered the more traditional buy-one, get-one. Think the dispensaries will ever go online for Cyber Monday?

Budding civil case

In a lawsuit filed against their local police department and Nationwide Insurance Co., a man and a woman allege police in Pennsylvania’s Buffalo Township handcuffed them for hours after confusing their hibiscus plant for marijuana. The couple said they had filed an insurance claim about a fallen tree at their home and the claims adjuster sent photos of the tree and a suspicious flowering plant to police. Police, armed with assault rifles, went to the home to investigate. By the way, hibiscus petals do make a fine, soothing tea.

Oh, Cheez Whiz!

A 76-year-old Pennsylvania man was buried with two cheesesteaks from Pat’s King of Steaks in Philadelphia — apparently because the sandwiches are just that good. The AP reported Richard Lussi’s grandson once asked, what do you want to take with you when you die? And the man replied, “What do you think? Pat’s cheesesteak.” But, he added, “no onions, because they’ll come back to haunt me.”

Big gulp

Just how much soda gets consumed in Cook County, Illinois? The county board recently repealed a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sweetened beverages in October after months of legal and political feuding. Now the county that includes Chicago says it must layoff 323 people and eliminate 1,000 vacant posts to fill a budget hole of about $200 million.

Wigged hooligans

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen will pay the fines assessed six tourists detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat. The tourists were fined $68 each for “minor hooliganism” after parading in lime green “mankinis” and black wigs, like Borat in the 2006 movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The film isn’t popular in Kazakhstan — to put it mildly.


Four for Fridays!

So it is the first day of December now it is time to feel like there is not enough time in a day to get things done. Here are your questions.

1) With Christmas sneaking up on you do you feel like you are rushed to get things done?

2) Have you started your baking if you are making cookies?

3) Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

4) Do you have your Christmas decorations up?

Hope everyone is enjoying this nice weather.

Open Blog - Friday

It will thrill you if it doesn't kill you.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

"Edging Closer"

and quite frankly, the Universe teems with life and doesn't care.

Either Way, We Lose

"Walker Announces National Ad Campaign To Attract Workers"

"Campaign To Focus On Bringing Veterans, Young Professionals To Wisconsin"

"(AP)---Gov. Scott Walker is calling on the Legislature to approve nearly $7 million to pay for a national ad campaign to bring more workers into Wisconsin.

"Walker announced the new marketing effort at a meeting Wednesday of the state chamber of commerce. Walker says the campaign will focus on bringing military veterans and their families to the state as well as young professionals currently living in the Midwest, particularly in cities like Chicago, Detroit and the Twin Cities.

"The push to attract more workers comes as Foxconn Technology Group proceeds with its plan to open a display-screen factory in between Milwaukee and Chicago that could employ more than 3,000 people.

"Walker says the need for workers goes beyond just Foxconn, but includes all employers across the state."

© Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

"10 Predictions That Sci Fi Got Hilariously Wrong"

Open Blog - Thirsty Thursday

Bottoms up, ladies.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"Racine Uncovered ending, Journal Times to administer Facebook page"

"RACINE COUNTY — After 10 years in business of sharing local news — particularly about area crime and lost pets — the Racine Uncovered website is shutting down on Thursday.

"'From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank everybody for their support over the last 10 years; it’s been a lot of fun,' Racine Uncovered administrators Beth David, a community activist, and Corey Becker, stated in a post on Racine Uncovered’s website.

"Following the official shutdown, traffic from Racine Uncovered searches will go to In addition, Journal Times staff will be taking over as administrators of the Racine Uncovered Facebook page.

"The Journal Times wants to ensure those readers won’t miss any local news, which is why The Journal Times will continue to post stories to the page, particularly about area crime and other topics of area interest.

"Journal Times staff will also respond to Racine Uncovered messages and post messages from area residents about lost pets, in hopes of helping reunite owners with those pets.

"The Journal Times will also continue to post directly to and our facebook page

"In the Racine Uncovered post, David and Becker stated: 'During our 10 years we’ve had the privilege to work with some great people who in addition to being friends are also some of the best people we could ever hope to meet or collaborate with.'

"However, they stated they no longer have the time to invest in the site and wanted to end on a high note rather than keep publishing without being able to dedicate adequate time to it.

"'The Journal Times welcomes the Racine Uncovered readers,' Managing Editor Stephanie Jones said of the collaboration. 'We take our responsibility of informing area residents of safety concerns very seriously, along with providing full coverage of what is happening in our entire county. We look forward to continuing to share safety stories as well as hard-hitting news and features about people doing good in the community.'"


Why didn't you give it to Racine County Eye?  The Journal Times is run by lying pigs. I remember when people flocked to Racine Uncovered to get away from the Journal Times.  Watch as everything Beth built up is torn down.

"Matt Lauer Has Been Fired From NBC News | TODAY"

Good, good, good.  Actually, this is great.  We are witnessing a major change in sexual attitudes and mores.  Bust every last one of the assholes who commit these crimes.

"A Losing Proposition"

Dear County Board,
In life there are Winners and Losers.
We're betting you lose.
Good luck with your throw of the dice.

RACINE COUNTY — Twenty-four hours after approval by Village of Mount Pleasant, the Racine County Board on Tuesday also voted unanimously to approve the development agreement between the village, county and Foxconn Technology Group.
A special signing ceremony with village, county and Foxconn officials is expected to be held on Friday.
Cindy and I bet that the coming legal challenges, Impeach Walker movement,  inevitable set-backs, delays, logistic problems, bureaucratic incompetence,  and any major negative changes in the US Economy, such as if the price of energy increases substantially,or energy supplies falter, markets crash, or Trumps war in the Middle East, Africa, and with North Korea/China, will kill the Foxconn deal.
Pax Americana.
At best - phase one will prove to be a disaster - and phases 2 and 3 will never happen. Employee turnover, absenteeism, low productivity, incompetence, excessive overtime, and an inability to compete in the Global Market will force Foxconn to abandon MTP.
The challenge is for you to prove us wrong - and I believe you will fail. Your plan B will be - Bankruptcy! You're starting out in negative territory with less than no eggs in your basket - but you've already counted your Roosters and Hens....
Thomas Cole and The Course of Empire:

Good luck.


Tim & Cindy

"They elected me twice"

Dear Village Board,
The claim made by  Village President David DeGroot:

 “The villagers actually did pick (a trustee), they actually did vote in an election back in April and they elected me as trustee and they elected me as president,” DeGroot said. “They elected me twice knowing I couldn’t possibly serve both positions"

Can only mean one of two things -
1. DeGroot electors vote early and often OR:
2. There is a substantial and large number of low informed voters in MTP.
As for DeGroots claim that :

" I couldn’t possibly serve both positions"
Cindy and I not only agree - we claim that Dave is UNFIT for any government position - elected or appointed.
As for Dave's claim that ,"I don’t think the board is doing its job,”
Well, Dave has failed to do his job of protecting Taxpayers and making good decisions in accordance with a limited, constitutional,  and small government. Instead he has raised taxes; increased spending, bonding & debt service ; added additional unaccountable  taxpayer funded bureaucrats & services; increased salaries and benefits; and engaged in excessive and potentially unconstitutional political overreach. 
The only position Dave is suitable for is to be spanked out of office by the Concerned Residents of Mount Pleasant.

Clearly, stupidity knows no limits, nor is painful.

Tim & Cindy

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, Santa's little (and not so little) helpers!  How are you?  You survived one more turkey day. But, of course, the best is yet to come: Christmas, perhaps the only holiday that can drive people to tears and guns.  It can make you temporarily insane.  I'm lucky to have my two men to help me survive the rest of the holidays.  They will do all of the decorating, if I let them.  And I will.

The Packers lost.  Ho-hum.  The next spectacle has them hosting Tampa Bay this Sunday afternoon.

Here are the standings from the Irregular Football League:

 My Screaming Psychics have clinched a playoff spot.  Hurray!  Mow 'em down, boys!

Our new mayor, Cory Mason, seems to have his head on straight.  He's keeping campaign promises.  To be honest, I also like his selection of ties.  Ex-mayor lying John seemed to own two ties, one blue, the other red. 

Foxconn fever has hit the area big time.  Every day there's a new agreement that's been signed.  There's been a huge amount of talk, but very little constructing.  Oh, and a lot of money has been borrowed or transferred.  "Don't worry," the politicians say, "Foxconn will repay more than it borrowed."  Right.

Junior finally got his drivers license.  It only took six tries.  He has no vehicle, but I'm sure he's looking.  Then the full court press will be applied to me to finance this venture.  I've already told him "no" a hundred times.  Still he asks.  He'll suggest it can be his Christmas present.  He'll suggest waiting on me hand and foot.  He'll promise anything to get that car. 

The weather the last couple of days hasn't been so bad.  Temperatures hit the 50s a couple of times.  There was some actual sunlight.  This adds a couple more days to your raking schedule.  Again, I have the boys to do that.

Don't forget to throw some money into one of the red kettles.  This can be a very difficult time of year for those suffering from poverty and/or mental illness.  Give thanks for what you have.  There's always someone who has less.
Please donate:
If you don't like PayPal, send me a note at and I'll send you my street address so you can send a check or money order.  Thank you

Open Blog - Wacky Wednesday

Hot damn!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"A Better Area"

"It would have been a better idea to have bought out and bulldozed the MTP/Racine ghetto stock of dilapidated and crumbling buildings and former industrial sites around the former Case Foundry plant and build Foxconn in that area - close to the People who might work there, and the displaced people would have become many of the workers and fill the Uptown/Downtown market rate housing."

They were smart to locate next to the interstate.  While I like the idea of taking over the old Case Clausen Works land, willing workers no longer live in the immediate area.  The people there don't know how to work.  We'd be better off putting a prison there.

"Liberal Gun Club: Hillary Voters Who Refuse to Give up Their Guns"


The Liberal Gun Club (LGC) is an emerging gun rights organization with leaders who voted for Hillary Clinton yet refuse to give up their guns.

LGC sees guns the same way they see abortion, contending that government attempts to ban either are wrong.

According to ABC News, the LGC has roughly 7,500 members in chapters throughout the nation. 

Lara Smith, president of the California LGC chapter, said, “I’m a liberal. I voted for Hillary Clinton. But I’m a strong Second Amendment supporter.”
She added, “I see everybody else’s views as inconsistent. Abortion and gun rights are the flip side of the same issue. If you’re for banning one and not the other there’s a real inherent inconsistency in there. My view is that neither of them should be banned. I’m arguing that I’m more liberal than even my liberal friends. The liberal view on most things is, I might not like it, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to ban it.”
Shemira Fermon, a member of LGC, approaches the topic by asking how many other freedoms Americans would give up if gun rights were taken away. She said, “The government says, ‘Hey we’re going to change this so everybody has to give up their guns.’ What else is going to be next?”
Fermon added, “I have an issue, and trust issues in general with law enforcement. Now you’re telling me what little slim chance of protection I had is now gone, and is given to people that I don’t trust at all. How is that fair?”

Lara Smith believes Pres. Trump responded to the Texas church attack correctly by refusing to blame guns for the horrendous crime. She said, “These guns existed way before this increase in mass shooting,”
Other groups that are not necessarily conservative in their political leanings have also emerged in the wake of mass public attacks during the past few years. One of the most prominent is the Pink Pistols, which garnered national attention with their calls for the gay community to arm up for self-defense in the wake of the Orlando Pulse attack.
Pink Pistols spokesperson Gwendolyn Patton said, “We teach queers to shoot and we teach the world we did it.”
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at

"Nazis in MTP"

"Mount Pleasant approves local agreement for massive Foxconn factory"

Even the JSOnline has Foxconn Fever;

Foxconn County

Let's change our name to Foxconn County.  This will demonstrate our slavish attitude towards Foxconn.

A Failed Vision

Dear Village Board -
As goes Mexico - so does Mount Pleasant.

A failed vision

Sixteen years ago, Mexico embarked on a monumental campaign to elevate living standards for its working-class masses.
The government teamed with private developers to launch the largest residential construction boom in Latin American history. Global investors — the World Bank, big foundations, Wall Street firms — poured billions of dollars into the effort.

Please join Cindy and me - and just SAY NO to FOXCONN!
Tim & Cindy

The People Who Will Impeach Scott Walker

What a great time to be alive.  It's similar to when the colonies were hammering out their existence here and putting together a government.

Game Night is Over

Dear Village Board -
Can I guess?

Trustee seat #5 is going to a special election. In a surprise move, Jon Hansen and Gary Feest compelled a motion to bring the vacant trustee position to a special election instead of letting Dave DeGroot appoint one of his friends or business associates. How democratic! It passed in a 5 to 1 vote. Care to guess the no vote?

Is it the pouty Child - wanna be King - David DeGroot?
Hey Dave - grow up. Game night is over.
Tim & Cindy

First Potential Foxconn setback

Dear Village Board,

From Zerohedge:

Keith Olbermann, anti-Trump video blogger, self-proclaimed leader of the 'Resistance', and former ESPN, MSNBC, Current TV and Fox Sports host announced on Monday that he is retiring from political commentary. The progressive provocateur made the announcement during the final episode of “The Resistance,” a political show sponsored by GQ that airs on YouTube.
“I am retiring from political commentary in all media venues” Olbermann said. "Thank you for all the kind words and all the support. Have fun storming the castle. My work here is done. Matter of fact, so is Trump's."
He framed his departure by stating that "I am confident now even more so than I have been throughout the last year that this nightmare presidency of Donald John Trump will end prematurely and end soon, and I am thus also confident that this is the correct moment to end this series of commentaries." He added that Trump will either be removed from office or forced to resign by his own party sometime in the next 13 months. 
Clarifying his departure, the 58-year-old insisted that he wasn't being fired and was in good health: "No illness. No scandal. No firing. Just I've said what I've had to say. It was as obvious as I made it seem. I give my work everything I can, so it's not like I can dial it back."
In a twitted preview of his retirement, Olbermann said that "After “Pocahontas,” Trump’s an ex-president waiting to happen - imminently.

And when Trump goes - so will Terry Gou and Foxconn - and the Impeach Walker movement will grow even stronger.

Perhaps - not ONE LCD TV screen will be made in WI.

Good luck,


Tim & Cindy

Dear Village Board

Dear Village Board,
Let's hope that the coming legal challenges, Impeach Walker movement,  inevitable set-backs, delays, logistic problems, and any major negative changes in the US Economy, such as if the price of energy increases substantially,or energy supplies falter, markets crash, or Trumps war in the Middle East, Africa, and with North Korea/China, will kill the Foxconn deal. Pax Americana.

At best - phase one will prove to be a disaster - and phases 2 and 3 will never happen. Employee turnover, absenteeism, low productivity, incompetence, excessive overtime, and an inability to compete in the Global Market will force Foxconn to abandon MTP.

The challenge is for you to prove us wrong - and I believe you will fail. Your plan B will be - Bankruptcy! You're starting out in negative territory with less than no eggs in your basket - but you've already counted your Roosters and Hens....

Thomas Cole and The Course of Empire:

Good luck.
Tim & Cindy

Open Blog - #GivingTuesday

Monday, November 27, 2017

"Drone Race: Human vs. Machine"

Unintended Consequences

All summer and into the fall, water utility workers were out on Hwy V opening hydrants and dumping thousands upon thousands of gallons of water on a pretty regular basis. We understand that they had to do this because the chlorine had evaporated to point the water was unsafe to drink - not enough water flowing through that expensive new water main.
Who is paying for this? That's A LOT of water!

"Hunter From Colorado Claims Sasquatch Sexually Assaulted Him"

Darrel Whitaker lives in Glenwood Springs in Colorado, and he was out hunting and walking through woodland and came across a Sasquatch. He said the Sasquatch attacked him and then tried to rape him.
Sasquatch Dropped Out Of Tree Attacking Hunter 
Whitaker, aged 57, said that he had been walking through the woods on Sunday as he was going to check to find out if his hunting cabin had suffered from any damage over the winter. He said that a creature that looked a lot like a gorilla dropped down from out of a tree and then punched him in the face. 
Whitaker said that the creature was around 8 feet tall and that the punch it delivered had hurt a lot. He went on to say that the punch knocked him out and he fell to the floor. While he was trying to recover from the attack, the large creature began to tear at his clothing and was howling all the time. 
Creature Torn Off Hunters Clothing As He Lay On The Ground
The hunter said that when he had fully regained consciousness the creature had already torn off his pants and was trying to tear his underwear. At this point, Whitaker said that he grabbed his hunting knife and stabbed the creature in the shoulder and he turned and ran away.
The attack was then reported to the Colorado Parks, and Wildlife Agency along with the Glenwood Springs Police Department and both formed a joint investigation into the attack.
Upon investigation, some very large footprints were found at the site, and it is thought that they belong to the creature that attacked Whitaker. He is convinced that the creature who carried out the attack is a Sasquatch. However, investigators have said that it is more likely that the attacker was a very large and very hairy man. 
Search Is Now On For Sasquatch But Is DNA On The Knife? 
Police are now asking residents who live nearby if they saw anyone who matches the description of the suspect they are looking for. The victim of the attack said that the suspect was about 8 feet tall and very hairy, with brown hairs, dark eyes and he had feet that were very large. 
Police are asking anyone with any information to come forward and contact the Glenwood Springs Police or the Colorado Parks and Wildlife agency. Whether or not police are testing the knife that was used to stab the creature during its attack has not been mentioned. If the knife is available for testing then surely it would reveal whether the DNA from the blood on it was human or not.
 I'll bet he was ''asking' for it.

"Massage Envy therapists accused of sexual assault by more than 180 women"

"Popular chain Massage Envy faces allegations of sexual assault – and that it mishandled those claims.
"An investigation by BuzzFeed News found more than 180 women have accused therapists at Massage Envy of groping and other sexual acts. Massage Envy told CBS News their therapists have done 125 million massages over the past 15 years. Still, it said even one incident is too many, reports CBS News' Meg Oliver. 

"Susan Ingram said her masseur turned into a sexual predator during her seventh visit with him at a Massage Envy location in 2015.

"'I was really in a state of shock, disbelief, fear,' Ingram said.

"She said it started when James Deiter began rubbing his groin against her.

"'He lifted up my body, groped both of my breasts roughly and aggressively. Put his hands down to the lower part of my body,' Ingram said.

"Too disturbed to report the assault immediately, she called the manager after she got home.

"'She said in a very apparently scripted response, "We invite you in to talk about your services." And I said, "No, no, no you don't understand,"' Ingram said.

"According to BuzzFeed News, Ingram is just one of more than 180 women who 'have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports, and state board complaints against Massage Envy spas, their employees, and the national company. … Over 100 reported that massage therapists groped their genitals, groped their breasts, or committed other explicit violations.'"

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There's a good job for me. I could be a massage therapist.  I could do it out of my apartment.  Give me an old ironing board and some mineral oil, and I'm set.  Massages by Orbs.  I can even offer clients a swim in the pool.

Open Blog - Cyber Monday

Shop till your computer drops.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

One Wisconsin Now

Dear Village Board,
According to One Wisconsin Now:

MADISON, Wis. — Today, Gov. Scott Walker signed a contract to implement a deal that is the largest state giveaway to a foreign corporation in history — a deal that commits state and local taxpayers to nearly $4 billion in subsidies to bring a factory run by Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn.
The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:
“Today Scott Walker literally signed away our future, agreeing to a contract to send billions of our tax dollars to boost the bottom line of a foreign corporation. Billions that could have instead been invested in our Main Street businesses and Wisconsin entrepreneurs, in restoring the cuts he made to our public schools, universities and technical colleges, or in repairing crumbling roads and bridges around the state.

Recent public opinion polling has found widespread opposition to the Foxconn deal and deep suspicion about Gov. Walker’s political motivations in concocting the corporate giveaway. Opposition to Walker’s giveaway is little surprise given that the deal:
  • Fails to protect taxpayers from paying for jobs for Illinois workers: There is nothing in the proposal that guarantees workers in the new plant come from Wisconsin, meaning taxpayers will be subsidizing jobs for workers from Illinois and other states;
  • Fails to pay off: Figures from the independent Legislative Fiscal Bureau show that even with the rosiest projections and complete suspension of disbelief, it would take at least 25 years for the state to break even on the project. In fact, taxpayers will get $181 million a year in tax revenue but have to pay $250 million a year;
  • Fails to protect workers: Foxconn Chair Terry Gou, who has a net worth of well over $10 billion, referred to his employees as “animals” and had an actual zookeeper train his senior management. Yet the bill contains no provisions to protect workers’ rights as Americans to choose to form a union;
  • Fails to protect communities from pollution: The bill would exempt Foxconn from state environmental regulations requiring environmental analysis of the project and protecting wetlands and other waterways;
  • Fails to protect Wisconsinites’ right to their day in court and respect our judicial system: A special process is created for lawsuits on the Foxconn project, lower court rulings could be immediately stayed upon appeal and could be expedited for review by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which is controlled by Republicans following $9 million in spending by the pro-Foxconn Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.
# # #
One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.
Cindy and I urge you to JUST SAY NO to Foxconn.


Tim & Cindy


It'll just be added to your property tax bill.....

RACINE COUNTY — As negotiations among Racine County, the Village of Mount Pleasant and the Foxconn Technology Group progress, the county is preparing to help pay for the land.
The County Board on Tuesday approved bonding up to $80 million to help with interim financing to purchase land in Area One of the proposed project. That area lies between Interstate 94 and Highway H, and Highway KR and Braun Road.

Monte Osterman The BUM

Dear Racine County Supervisors,
Would one of you be kind enough to explain to me why Racine County Supervisor Monte Osterman is EXEMPT from paying his debts?
Wisconsin Court Records still show that Monte Osterman owes The City of Racine$1,951.11.

Geez - Can you at least hold Monte Osterman accountable?


Tim & Cindy

One Wisconsin Now

Dear Village Board,
Please note that Cindy has added a link to One Wisconsin Now blog -

which addresses the failed Scott Walker Administration -
I'm requesting that David DeGroot - OOPS! maybe so - maybe not - add that link to the Hate Cyber-Blog which Trustee Anna Marie Clausen promotes:
Tim & Cindy

New Post

"'Mad' Mike Hughes cancels rocket launch to prove Earth is flat"

A man who believes Earth is flat, and was ready to launch himself from a rocket in California on Saturday afternoon to prove it, has canceled his plans. At least for now.

Not having the required federal permits plus mechanical problems with his "motorhome/rocket launcher" forced self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes to put his experiment on hold.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "told me they would not allow me to do the event ... at least not at that location," Hughes said in a YouTube announcement, amid international attention over his plans to launch into the 'atmosflat.'
"It's been very disappointing," he said.

In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 photograph, the homemade, steam-powered rocket built by daredevil/limosuine drive Mad Mike Hughes is shown on the property the man leases in Apple Valley, Cal. Hughes plans to launch the rocket Saturday over the ghost town of Amboy, Ca., at a speed of roughly 500 miles-per-hour. (Mad Mike Hughes via AP) (Photo: Mad Mike Hughes/AP)

Hughes is a 61-year-old limo driver who has spent the last few years building a steam-powered rocket out of salvage parts in his garage. His project has cost him $20,000, which includes Rust-Oleum paint to fancy it up and a motor home he bought on Craigslist that he converted into a ramp.

Hughes was set to launch his rocket between 2 and 3 p.m.on Saturday.

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"This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat"

"Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.

"Assuming the 500-mph, mile-long flight through the Mojave Desert does not kill him, Mike Hughes told the Associated Press, his journey into the atmosflat will mark the first phase of his ambitious flat-Earth space program.

"Hughes’s ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.

"'It’ll shut the door on this ball earth,' Hughes said in a fundraising interview with a flat-Earth group for Saturday’s flight. Theories discussed during the interview included NASA being controlled by round-Earth Freemasons and Elon Musk making fake rockets from blimps.

"Hughes promised the flat-Earth community that he would expose the conspiracy with his steam-powered rocket, which will launch from a heavily modified mobile home — though he acknowledged that he still had much to learn about rocket science.

"'This whole tech thing,' he said in the June interview. 'I’m really behind the eight ball.'"

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