To all my cigarette smoking friends…

…I know there are a few of you still out there.

If you live near one of our neighboring states (with the exception of Michigan) I would recommend that if you want to buy your smokes you consider crossing the border to get them!!!

Once again Wisconsin has a higher tax rate than surrounding states…I thought we were raising the cigarette tax so that we would get more income not chase people out of the state?!?!

From the Tax Foundation:


Name that Place

Congrats to mkfolks for getting the Quarry last week.

Name this Place:

Today in History

I haven’t done this in a while.

Today is January 26, 2009

– it is the 26th day of the year and there are 339 days remaining
Liberation Day in Uganda
Australia Day in Australia, of course!
Republic Day in India

Birthdays include

– 1880 Douglas MacArthur
– 1905 Maria von Trapp
– 1925 Paul Newman
– 1935 Bob Uecker

Events include

– 1837 Michigan admitted as the 26th state
– 1961 Janet G. Travell is appointed to be the 1st female physician to the President of the US
– 1979 The Dukes of Hazard premiers
– 1998 “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky” President Clinton

Name that Country

Now some of you are probably wondering why I did not delete David B’s guess from last week, especially when I have my disclaimer asking people to put a hint. Well I have to give David B kudos for the hint.

Did any of you look up Illyria? Well this “country” existed back around 400 BC and comprised most of the western Balkan Peninsula. In today’s terms Illyria makes up 8-9 different countries.

Last weeks county was Albania which would have been at the southern tip of Illyria.

This week I think is pretty easy so I’ll only give it a 4 out of 10 rating.

Good Luck

PLEASE DO NOT POST THE ANSWER…supply info or a hint that proves you know it…there are others playing!!!

THANK YOU – gopfolk

Turner & Mason running for Mayor?!?!

It looks like the Racine Mayor job is attracting some attention by Democrats…Both Assemblymen Turner and Mason have made indications that they are interested in the position.

Funny though…Still have not heard a word from the Racine or State Democrat Party denouncing the former Mayor. I think we will be able to make hay out of that!

Glad to see Helding has thrown his hat in…this will be a fun few weeks!!!

Timing is everything…

It looks like Mayor Becker was just timing his departure so that it would get buried in the news.

During the President’s inauguration speech Becker’s letter of resignation is delivered to City Hall.

JT: Breaking News – Becker Resigns

Good bye.

Name that Place

angelMT came up with this one really quick last week…it was Case High School!!

Name this Place:

Friday’s Funnies

Global warming

As the Midwest is bombarded with super cold temps (see: here; here; here; here; here) Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) announced today that “Our committee will be acting quickly and decisively to reduce global warming and end our dependence on foreign oil” and that “Comprehensive global warming legislation will be sent to the House floor by Memorial Day.

WOW! I thought it was getting warmer out there…I thing the thermometer went from -10 to -5 in the last hour!!! OH NO!!!!

From The Hill