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Published on April 17 2007

Republican presidential hopeful Thompson: Money-making part of Jewish tradition - - Israel News
Speaking to an audience at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington D.C., Thompson said that, "I'm in the private sector and for the first time in my life I'm earning money. You know that's sort of part of the Jewish tradition and I do not find anything wrong with that." Thompson later apologized for the comments that had caused a stir in the audience, saying that he had meant it as a compliment, and had only wanted to highlight the "accomplishments" of the Jewish religion. "I just want to clarify something because I didn't [by] any means want to infer or imply anything about Jews and finances and things," he said. "What I was referring to, ladies and gentlemen, is the accomplishments of the Jewish religion. You've been outstanding business people and I compliment you for that."

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Published on April 2 2007

Isn't there some old saying about "April showers"? Or is this just a really belated April Fool's Day joke? I would NOT put it past the National Weather Service to be having one on us, but I will definitely have the trusty camera out to record the lovely weather.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI 354 PM CDT MON APR 2 2007 ...WINTER WILL RETURN TO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN... AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS OF MILD WEATHER...WINTER WILL RETURN TO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND REMAIN THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY IN NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN WITH LESSER AMOUNTS TO THE SOUTH. STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL CREATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREEN BAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 AM CDT WEDNESDAY. SNOW WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT. 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE LIKELY BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL ALSO CREATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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Published on April 1 2007

Thompson Declares Candidacy, Joining G.O.P. Field - New York Times
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson on Sunday joined the crowded field of Republicans running for the White House in 2008 and proclaimed himself the ''reliable conservative'' in the race. ''Things are starting to coalesce and I feel very, very optimistic about my future,'' Thompson said Sunday, despite his single-digit polling.''I am the reliable conservative. My record shows that. All that people have to do is look at my record, and I am one individual that they can count on,'' Thompson said.

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Published on March 26 2007

I really dislike airports. Especially sitting in one for four hours waiting for connecting flights. Somebody call and distract me. Please. :-w ...... No call. Thanks tons, guys. Off to do laps and find a Starbucks. K, that didn't take long. So, while we wait, let's do the weekly horrorscope!
This week March 26 through April 1 Libra Monday your public persona and reputation should rise to new levels, thanks to your efforts in the community you live in. Wednesday a friend may confront family members over an inheritance, and he or she may come to you for advice, since you are known for your diplomacy and negotiating skills. You might not want to offer your friend guidance, since the matter at hand might be complex and the emotions involved very strong. Sunday the Moon moves into your own sign, and you should have a feeling of good vibrations that you carry around with you all day long.
Inheritance, eh? "diplomacy and negotiating skills". This oughta be good. Can you tell I am bored?

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Published on March 23 2007

Ya wanna know what the most important sign of "spring" is?
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It's the day Precious hits the road. Yes, Laur has got her wings on again. But would somebody please explain to me what-the-H-E-double hockeysticks this thing is?? wth.JPG
Update: From the local paper:
(Photo story) Carver Nathan Nuszkeiwicz of Rhinelander receives assistance from city public works employees Thursday in dropping the white pine he will use to carve the one-of-a-kind wilderness pole that will soon welcome visitors entering the city along South Tomahawk Avenue. Instead of being carved out of only one section of tree, as the original horizontal design called for, the new landmark will be created out of two sections. The 10-foot-high base of the tree will be flipped and remaining branches will serve as legs for the vertical portion. A 15-foot-long, upper section will be notched and attached horizontally into the vertical portion. Nuszkeiwicz will begin carving the unique structure this week and an unveiling may take place during the city's Fourth of July activities.

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Published on March 22 2007

Two weeks ago, I saw the first bald eagle of the season soaring above frozen Mohawkskin. Funny, they aren't supposed to be back until there is open water, but there he was... Two days ago, early evening brought the spring solstice. Yesterday it rained most of the day, a warm windy rain that knocked the snow cover down to just the snowbanks that line the streets, mere shadows of the mountains I've climbed and slid down since Fall. This morning as I was driving home from work, I saw the first Canada Goose of the year, all alone and silhouetted honking against the dim dawn. Spring has come to northern Wisconsin! Spring --the time of new beginnings--has also arrived in my life, and I'm eagerly anticipating the lush green growth that I know will follow. (With that observation, I have probably just doomed us to another massive blizzard and arctic coldfront. Probably this weekend.)

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Published on March 21 2007

JS Online: Damage blamed on frustration
One day after 21 people were arrested during a demonstration that vandalized a U.S. Army recruiting office on Milwaukee's east side, Wisconsin peace activist groups on Tuesday said some protesters might increasingly turn to destruction as their frustrations mount.
Isn't this sorta what a two-year-old does?
 Regarding a police report that human excrement was smeared on the recruiting center, Johnson said he wasn't aware of such vandalism.
Okay. Smearing $h*t on a recruiting center is a perfectly rational way of showing your disagreement with government action. I do it all the time-- especially during tax season.
Peace Action Wisconsin does not condone violence, said the group's project organizer Julie Enslow, but some anti-war protesters might feel the need to be violent to get their point across. "We do not use those tactics ourselves, but the movement is very broad, and as this war continues, the anti-war movement is going to take many forms - not all of which everyone feels comfortable with," Enslow said.
Consider yourself warned.

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Published on March 16 2007

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Published on March 13 2007

..for Harvey at Bad Example to get to Wisconsin on his list of "Fun facts you never knew about" each state. The fact that Harvey himself lives behind the Cheddar Curtain guarantees a great post. It is that, filled with little gems such as this:
Green Bay is Wisconsins oldest city, which was founded in 682 BC by Roman Coliseum Master Vincini Lombardo. Today, a cult of his loyal followers preserve the legend of his promise to return again in his citys hour of greatest need. Most likely after Brett Favre retires. Yeah, yeah, I know... shut up about Brett Favre, already.
Heh.

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Published on March 9 2007

Dave Obey..... yelling at anti-war protestors about their position of an immediate end to the war in Iraq, angrily referring to them as "idiot liberals" and telling them Democrats "did not have the votes" to cut funding for the war. However, listen to the vid for his other means to the same end. I think somebody needs a weekend back home. Shoveling snow, maybe. But then again, after looking at the link of the woman confronting Obey in that hallway, I think I can understand why he might have gone off on her.
The talking points for the Democrats sound just like the Republican ones and then they tell us, "We don't have the votes." Maybe if they spent their time trying to get the votes, we could end this war.

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