Caption This!: Deerly Beloved Wait till I print this picture out and take to Deer Hunting Central (AKA my place of employment). "Reindeer Games" my foot!! The guys will be too busy counting the points on the "middle" deer's rack to even notice what they're doing, anyway. The real world comes to a screeching halt for a week at the end of November--although most of my coworkers are dedicated bowhunters first, and only carry a rifle because bowhunting is suspended for that week. Anyway, I have learned more about the habits of the wily antlered critter at Deer Hunting Central than I'd ever dreamed. I just think they're good to eat. Venison jerky, anyone?
Winter Road Conditions
Listing for interstates and major highways for the date of: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 11:00 PM Due to current weather conditions, motorists should remain alert for changing road conditions. I39 Portage to Wausau SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY I90/I94 Portage to Tomah SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY I90 Tomah to La Crosse SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY I94 Tomah to Millston SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 2 Hurley to Birch Hill SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 8 Armstrong Creek to Hawkins SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 10 Fremont to Marshfield SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 13 Wisconsin Dells to Parkfalls SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 14 Lone Rock to La Crosse SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 21 Redgranite to Tomah SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 29 Greenbay to Abbotsford SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 45 New London to MI Line SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 51 Wausau to Manitowosh Waters SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 53 La Crosse to Galesville SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 70 MI Line to Oxbo SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY Hwy 141 Green Bay to Michigan Line SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY
...that NOBODY can figure out college football championships?? JS Online: UW aims to crack bowl in January
What's the most attractive bowl Wisconsin can hope for in the wake of the crushing loss to Iowa? UW's lone Florida option appears to be the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2 in Tampa. But let's be honest. The Badgers will need plenty of help to get there. UW (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten Conference) first needs two Big Ten teams, Penn State and Ohio State, to secure Bowl Championship Series berths. The Nittany Lions (9-1, 6-1) would secure the Big Ten's automatic berth with a victory Saturday at Michigan State; the Buckeyes (8-2, 6-1) could secure an at-large berth with a victory Saturday at Michigan. Yet even if Penn State (No. 5 BCS) and Ohio State (No. 8 BCS) both win this weekend, the BCS berths probably won't be finalized until after several key games on Dec. 3. If Ohio State loses at Michigan, the best bowl UW could hope for would be the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 in San Antonio. Yet even if Penn State and Ohio State close out the regular season with victories, UW might have to beat Hawaii on Nov. 25 to make itself an attractive option for the Outback Bowl officials. Remember that UW, which Sunday dropped to No. 24 in the USA Today poll and to No. 25 in the Associated Press poll, played in the Outback Bowl last season and a loss to Hawaii would be the third in a row for Alvarez's team.Huh?
This week November 14 through November 20 Libra Mercury turns retrograde on Monday in your communication zone. This may cause all kinds of delays to your administrative efforts until it turns direct on December 4. Don't be tempted into signing any contracts or closing deals, as all the details will be subject to unforeseen changes anyway. It also won't be a good idea to buy a new computer, car, or any other major piece of equipment. If you absolutely have to, be sure to keep the receipts. There will be a Full Moon in Taurus on Tuesday, which occurs in your sensitive eighth solar house of shared intimacy."eighth house of shared intimacy"???? WTH is that? And here I was, all ready to go make the big purchase of the month.......
Wisconsin boy Melvin Laird has a long article on Vietnam and how it relates to today's war in Iraq at: Foreign Affairs - Iraq: Learning the Lessons of Vietnam - Melvin R. Laird
The truth about Vietnam that revisionist historians conveniently forget is that the United States had not lost when we withdrew in 1973. In fact, we grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory two years later when Congress cut off the funding for South Vietnam that had allowed it to continue to fight on its own.... ...Vietnam gave the United States the reputation for not supporting its allies. The shame of Vietnam is not that we were there in the first place, but that we betrayed our ally in the end. It was Congress that turned its back on the promises of the Paris accord. The president, the secretary of state, and the secretary of defense must share the blame. In the end, they did not stand up for the commitments our nation had made to South Vietnam.and this is another quote from the same article:
The president must articulate a simple message and mission. Just as the spread of communism was very real in the 1960s, so the spread of radical fundamentalist Islam is very real today. It was a creeping fear until September 11, 2001, when it showed itself capable of threatening us. Iraq was a logical place to fight back, with its secular government and modern infrastructure and a populace that was ready to overthrow its dictator. Our troops are not fighting there only to preserve the right of Iraqis to vote. They are fighting to preserve modern culture, Western democracy, the global economy, and all else that is threatened by the spread of barbarism in the name of religion. That is the message and the mission. It is not politically correct, nor is it comforting. But it is the truth, and sometimes the truth needs good marketing.
Interesting article about our state's resident maverick Senator. 2008 should be interesting, although I still don't think Feingold can/will get the nomination. Article at The New Republic--free registration required. Withdrawal Symptoms
While Clinton struggles with questions about her authenticity, Feingold will likely be forced to answer questions about his sense of "principle." Throughout his Senate career, Feingold has taken stances that leave fellow Democrats befuddled and angry. Often that's thanks to his fixation on the integrity of the political process--which he sometimes values above his partisan and even ideological imperatives. Unlike Democrats eager to torment Bush at every possible turn, for instance, Feingold believes the Senate should defer to a president's choice of nominees. Thus, he infuriated liberals in 2001 by voting for the confirmation of John Ashcroft as attorney general. And, at a time when other potential 2008 contenders--even moderates like Indiana's Bayh--said they couldn't bring themselves to vote for Roberts, Feingold did, saying Roberts was well-credentialed and the best Democrats could expect from Bush. Feingold's emphasis on process flows from the Wisconsin Progressive tradition--exemplified by the state's political icon, "Fighting" Bob La Folette--which battled to reform the political system. He was raised in a middle-class Wisconsin town, tutored in politics by a lawyer father who ran unsuccessfully for local offices as a Progressive and who taught him, as Feingold once told a local paper, "that honest and decent politics is an honorable profession." Feingold idolized John F. Kennedy as a boy and spoke openly about his own political aspirations. After college at the University of Wisconsin, followed by a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford and Harvard Law School, he became a white-collar lawyer until he ran for the Wisconsin state legislature and won. When he first ran for U.S. Senate in 1992, his focus was tellingly process-oriented: Feingold posted a list of campaign pledges on his garage door, which included pledges to attend every vote, maintain his Wisconsin residence, and refuse pay raises and most out-of-state campaign donations.
JS Online: Shipwreck overshadowed Fitzgerald's legacy
His father and grandfather ran a Milwaukee shipyard. His grandfather's five brothers were master mariners on the Great Lakes. Fitzgerald himself spent many of his younger days amid the sweet-smelling wood shavings and tarred rope yarn found within the yard. So it seemed a natural fit when, as president of Northwestern Mutual in the 1950s, Fitzgerald pushed for the insurance giant to invest in what would become, at the time, the largest bulk carrier ever to ply the inland oceans. More than two football fields long and weighing more than 13,600 tons when empty, the ship was an engineering feat and christened in 1958 with a champagne bottle by Fitzgerald's wife at a dock on the Detroit River. The iron ore carrier made 748 round trips from western Lake Superior to Detroit and Cleveland without incident. Today is the 30th anniversary of its interrupted 749th trip, when the "Mighty Fitz" sank during a storm on Lake Superior, scant miles from safe harbor, killing the 29 men aboard.Thinking of our trips around Lake Superior, where the legend of the Fitzgerald is still very much in memory. We've seen a couple of museums with artifacts from the ship, and of course that SONG playing at every one.
CNN.com - Did you know your car was impacting your love life? - Nov 7, 2005
When asked to recall their "most embarrassing car date moment," 22 percent of respondents said it was being told by their date that they were a bad driver. Far more women suffered this insult than men. Second overall was suffering an "upset stomach," followed by being pulled over for speeding, and getting into a fender-bender. Just barely making the list was "getting caught fooling around." Sixteen percent of those surveyed ranked kissing as their "favorite car date activity." But, only 8 percent of females surveyed chose kissing versus 24 percent of males.Suffering an "upset stomach"? Yeah, I guess it could be sorta embarrassing to barf in your date's car. Not that I would know, of course. :-"
It's #@(#($*%* SNOWING!!! *pulls covers up over head and hibernates for six months*