Archive for the ‘Wisconsin’ Tag

Feeling Old This Morning   1 comment

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Fredric  3145 blogImages Taken In Fredric Wisconsin (2008) by kenne

. . . ?

coffee
dripping
on the muffin

frogs
singing
refuse to jump

blues
crying
hot all around

skin
decaying
long forgotten

result
correcting
reset questioned

hubble
looking
big-bang theory

verdict
hiding
in the fine print

whiskey
swallowing
barely enough

head
watching
monkey in zoo

spring
existing
‘tween hot and cold

high
soaring
broken wing bird

life
questioning
tomorrow’s dead

fever
draining
tomorrow’s strength

depleted
circling
cup still half full

— kenne

Supporting Public Service Workers   1 comment

Tucsonians  in support of Wisconsin public service workers — Images by kenne

As a nation, we see a people wanting the best in public safety and education, but when budgets get tight, they are the first areas to be cut. We are losing ground to many western nations. This weekend, Joy and I were part of around 700 people shows their support for public service workers.

kenne

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It’s a Crazy World Out There, When . . .   1 comment

Simpson’s Angry Mob — Source: Google Images

It’s a crazy world out there, when . . .

. . . a 62-year-old Alabama fan with dumping poison on a couple of oaks that have been historic gathering places for happy Auburn Tiger supporters.

. . . Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed sharply curbing the bargaining rights of public unions to make immediate budget savings.

. . . The Speaker of The House says, “If spending cuts kill jobs, so be it!”

. . . Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) posted a tweet saying, “President’s health care law will destroy jobs, says CBO,” which is false.

. . . politicians have a made up solution in search of a problem.

. . . House Republicans are also pushing to scale back the requirement for third-party testing for lead and other hazards in products sold to children.

. . . children of illegal immigrants born in the US would receive special birth certificates that would make clear that the state does not consider them Arizona citizens.

. . . illegal immigrants would be barred from driving in the state, enrolling in school or receiving most public benefits.

. . . in Tucson, a community group was so enraged by what it called the extremist nature of the proposals from Phoenix that it proposed severing the state in two, creating what some call Baja Arizona.

. . . the governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker acts like “the plantation owner talking to the slaves.”

. . . there is very little in Washington that can’t be explained by an episode of the original “Star Trek,” and Boehner is playing out the one where the Romulan captain prefers the ways of peace but is saddled with a crew that will mutiny if he fails to follow through on the plan to blow up the galaxy.

. . . Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) budget repair bill has focused on the section that would strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Less noticed is a provision in the 144-page piece of legislation that could dramatically change the state’s Medicaid program.

. . . a Wisconsin bill would grant the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) sweeping authority to making changes to the state’s Medicaid program — which covers one in five residents — with virtually no public scrutiny. According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Walker’s plan would use “emergency” powers to allow DHS to restrict eligibility, raise premiums and change reimbursements — all moves traditionally controlled by the legislature.

The answers to Question 12, “What is the “rule of law”?, on the test to become a US citizen are all wrong.

. . . at a town hall meeting this week, angry supporters of O’Donnell confronted the chairman of the state Republican Party , who had defected against O’Donnell during the campaign last year, saying that she wasn’t capable of being elected dog catcher.

kenne

 

 

 

 

Posted February 24, 2011 by kenneturner in Commentary

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It’s a crazy world out there, when . . .   3 comments

Simpsons Mob — Source: Google Images

It’s a crazy world out there, when . . .

. . . The House passed an amendment Thursday that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from using any funding to implement the net neutrality order it approved in December.

. . . Texas won’t compensate an innocent man who was imprisoned for 18 years.

. . . Social Security isn’t responsible for the federal deficit. Just the opposite.

. . . employers refuse to consider the unemployed for job openings.

. . . GOP-led states are pushing plans to strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights.

. . . states can claim legal supremacy over the federal government, although successive attempts to invoke state sovereignty have been consistently shot down, denied or overturned by generations of presidents and Supreme Court decisions.

. . . Arizona Republicans are lining up behind a plan to unconstitutionally strip citizenship from millions of Americans.

. . . New Hampshire Republicans have returned to the GOP’s favorite pastime of denying gay Americans their constitutional rights.

. . . One Missouri lawmaker even proposed rolling back child labor laws.

. . . the Tea Party – FreedomWorks, Sets GOP Health Care Strategy: ‘Don’t Focus On How Many People Are Covered’

. . . Glenn Beck thinks Google may be building an Islāmic caliphate in Egypt.

. . . a 62-year-old Alabama fan with dumping poison on a couple of oaks that have been historic gathering places for happy Auburn Tiger supporters.

. . . Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed ssharply curbing the bargaining rights of public unions in order to make immediate budget savings.

. . . The Speaker of The House says, “If spending cuts kill jobs, so be it!”

. . . Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) posted a tweet saying, “President’s health care law will destroy jobs, says CBO,” which is false.

kenne

Capturing the Moment — Revising Northwest Wisconsin   Leave a comment

Image by kenne

Two years ago, Joy and I took her mother (Virginia) on 10 day road trip to St Paul and the northwest Wisconsin area, where she spent her childhood. This Tuesday, she will be visiting us here in Tucson, which is a lot hotter than northwest Wisconsin — to say the least.

kenne

Posted July 18, 2010 by kenneturner in Art, Capturing the Moment, Family, Photography

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