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I haven’t done this in a while.
Today is January 26, 2009
– 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
I have found that driving in Wisconsin during the winter months has become insufferable! You’d think that the people out on the road had never seen snow in their life and that they are going to die at the slightest tap on the gas pedal.
I found myself cursing out loud in my car yesterday morning because the people in front of me only felt save driving 20 mph on a relatively clear road. Now if that wasn’t bad enough when I got out of work the roads had been cleared (well as cleared as they are going to get when the salt doesn’t melt the ice because of the temperature) but because it was so cold they were still driving 20 mph…what are they afraid of…do they think that the car might slip a little and they would end up on their tail ends? They are driving like people walk when on ice?!?!
If you live in Wisconsin and you do not feel safe driving in the weather then do all of us a favor and just stay home! Some of us leave early so that we can get places safe when conditions are not ideal. We have trouble enough dealing with the weather we do not have the time or patience to deal with those that do not know how to drive under these conditions.
If I just moved to sunny Arizona where there is no snow I wouldn’t have to deal with this!
Well the other night while playing with that feature I came across the following image posted below and simply did not know where I was.
Can you tell me where or what the name of this place is? I think you might be surprised too!
Before I forget…I hope you all have a wonderful new year!
Keep reading and I’ll keep posting.
Well here I am…looking forward to 2009 and looking back at what I’ve done in 2008. I know that I got lazy on this blog but I’m going to do my best to keep it up to date in 2009.
I hope everyone is having a great day!
But don’t forget we have a lot of work to do here in Wisconsin…
Are you ready?
Reuters: Consumers’ mood boosted by lower prices in December
Sorry about that so here is the week in review:
Monday, December 8, 2008
A big thank you to all of you that contributed to the Arthritis Foundation, because of you I was able to raise $475!!! Now I know that it was short of my goal but in tough times you just have to face facts!
The Las Vegas Marathon was a perfect race for me the weather was great for running (50 degrees and overcast) and due to the training I was able to put together a new personal record…even after completing 4 other marathons this year!! My time was 4:45:05.
Racine County received $3,877,000 in USDA subsidies in 2006.
Name that Place
Last week was pretty easy with those nice big blue roofs and CU got it right they are Culvers!
Name this Place:
Woodward announces for Caledonia Village Trustee, vows to run aggressive campaign to earn seat
I know that the Obama camp (set up behind the fictitious “office of the President Elect”) is saying that Obama is clean but a shooting star in the Democrat party, out of Chicago, with ties to the Governor, an unrepentant domestic terrorist, and a felon (can you say Rezko?) can not be as clean as he has stated.
Think about it…the guy that will soon be president has gone to a church and has been baptized, married, and had his children baptized by a pastor that says “God da** America!” but then claims that “that isn’t the pastor I knew.”
How long before the ties between the Chicago machine and Obama really come to light?
Interesting…New Scientist: Hot landslides may have set off mystery wildfires
Democrats don’t do that!
What is going on here?
Have I lost my mind?
Yeah…Obama isn’t part of the Chicago machine…and I’m an Olympic Sprinter.
“In 2007, Toyota sold 9.37 milion cars world wide.
They MADE 17.7 BILLION dollars.
In 2007, GM sold 9.37 million cars world wide.
They LOST 38.7 BILLION dollars.
We’re talking bailout WHY?”
Name that Country:
I need to give credit once again to CU for hitting this one out of the park! I just want to know how CU figured it out?!?!
The country was Luxemburg!
On my 1-10 scale this week’s country is only a 3.
Clinton for Sec. of State
Holder as Attorney General
Richardson as Commerce Sec.
Orszag as Teasury Sec. (although I like this one!)
Same old names not a lot of “change” here.
UAW not willing to work a deal…no bailout.
I do have a big question though…shouldn’t the auto execs have done this years ago? You know what I mean…say NO to the UAW?!?
AP: Why won’t polar bears mate? They’re both female
Didn’t anyone check?!?!
AP: Accused drunk driver ends up running over himself
Wow! Now that was a hell of a feat! At least it wasn’t here in Wisconsin.
Reuters: Panda attacks Chinese man who wanted a cuddle
20 year old student…I’m thinking alcohol was involved!
Reuters: Obese have right to 2 airline seats
That is just wrong…so wrong.
That was not a typo in the title…it looks like Prince George County in Maryland has banned the sale of single cigars!
Now if you guessed it is because smoking is bad for you…well you’d be wrong!
It seems that there is a trend among the drug crowd to hollow out cigars and to smoke marijuana.
Now if the legislation seems odd you are correct since as this article in the Washington Post points out “The new law will also make it easier to charge someone possessing a cigar with a drug paraphernalia offense,” and that “Tobacco stores that specialize in cigar sales…are excluded from the legislation’s restrictions.”
I’m confused…if I buy a cigar from a high end tobacco store, place it in my shirt pocket, and then get pulled over for speeding, will I get a fine (or worse arrested) for carrying ‘drug paraphernalia’?
h/t Andrew Roth at the Club for Growth