Friday, March 18, 2011


Here's the Facebook page.   I'm going to put the list below. It's a long list, but I'd appreciate it if you would look it over.  I've highlighted a few & made pithy comments.  Hopefully pithy or pissy, whatever lights your candle.
PACs, $5000 or more:
AT&T Wisconsin Employee PAC (formerly SBC)
Building a Better WI/Wisconsin Builders Association
Concerned Realtors Committee
Deere & Company PAC - WI
Eli Lilly and Company PAC
FONEPAC Telecommunications & Computers
Friends of Alberta Darling
Friends & Neighbors of Robin Vos
HNTB Holdings Ltd PAC
KochPAC Natural Resources
Managed Health Services/Centene PAC
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
People for Rebecca Kleefisch
Realtors PAC
Republican Party Milwaukee Co
Republican Party of Wisconsin
Tavern Industry PAC (Drink at home, make your own beer, wine, root beer, ed.)
TDS Telecom
Wal-Mart Stores/WAL-PAC  (Well, you know what to do here, ed.)
WellPAC Wellpoint Inc
WI Credit Union League Action Fund (WCULAF) (Very disappointing.  Very disappointing, ed.)
WI Dental PAC (WIDPAC)  (I'm going to let my dentist know what I think of this, so should you.  Hopefully they won't poke you "inadvertently" while pulling the wrong tooth, ed.)
WI Insurance Alliance PAC
WI Pipe Trades PAC

Employers of Contributors of $5000 or more
ABC Supply Co
Agrecol Corp
Allen Edmonds Shoes
AMK Concepts & Services
Anew Health Care Services Inc
AO Smith Corp
Apache Stainless Steel
Artisan Partners
Atlantic DQ
Audio Implements/GKC

Badger Meter
Baraboo Growth
Bevco Ergonomic Seating
Blomquist Benefits Consulting
Boerke Co Inc
Bradley Foundation
Brian Retzlaff Trucking
Briggs & Stratton
Burke Properties
Burlington Northern Santa Fe...

Call Solutions
Campbell Wrapper Corp
CD Smith Construction
Chambers & Owen
Charro Restaurante
Charter Manufacturing
Church Mutual Insurance
Cobalt Partners LLC
Commonwealth Development Corp...
Continental Properties Co Inc
County Concrete
Couri Insurance Agency
Custom Pak Products

EBY-Brown Co
Einhorn Associates
Emergency Medicine Specialists
Endeavors Group

Fabco Equipment Inc  (OK, loggers, let them know up in Superior. ed.)
Fashion Angels Enterprises
Feather Larson & Synhorst...
Fiduciary Management
First American Funding
Fisher Barton Inc

Glenora Co
GMR Marketing
Gogebic Taconite LLC  (All I can say about this is:  over my dead body, I know, it's easy for me to say since I'm a geezer, but what the hell, ed.)
Gold Leaf Development

Hal Leonard Publishing
Hammes Co
Harris Associates
Hay Creek Pallett
Heartland Advisors
Hexagon Investments
High Crossing Development Corp
Holton Brothers Construction
Horton Group
Hovde Financial
Hy Cite Corp

Inpro Corp
Insight Industries
Irgens Development Partners

Johnson Controls
Johnsonville Foods  (No more of their awful brats. ed.)
JSD Professional Services Inc

Kapur & Associates
KBS Construction
Koss Corp
Krier Foods
Kwik Trip  (There are better gas stations, I think, & better coffee too, ed.)

Lorman Education Services
Lubar & Co

M&I Bank  (I wonder if their new Canadian owners will do the same stupid shit?  Find another bank to finance your car, a local bank if possible, ed.)
Meissner, Tierney, et al
Michels Corp
Midwest Neurosurgical
MillerCoors (Lousy beer anyway.  Drink small, ed.)
Minnesota Wild  (If this is the hockey team, I'm really pissed, ed.)
MJ Construction Inc
Morrison Creek Cranberry

Nicholas Company Inc
Nova Surgical LLC

Orthopaedic Associates of...

Panduit Corp
Paper Machinery Corp
Payne & Dolan
Pinstripe Inc
Plastic Surgery Group
Prent Corp
Promotions Unlimited

RCI FirstPathway Partners
Richardson Industries
Rite Hite Corp
Roehl Transport

Salomon Smith Barney
Sargento Inc  (No more snacks, people, ed.)
Schneider National
School choice
Sendik's Food Market (Balistreri-owned stores)
Shannon Sales Inc
SIG Financial Holdings
Specialty Underwriters
St John Properties Inc
Standard Process Laboratories
Stark Investments
Super Steel Products

Tamarack Petroleum Co
Tankcraft Corp
Tries & Rice

Uihlein Wilson Architects
US Counseling Service
US Oil Co

V Duane Rath Foundation

Wausau Homes
Wausau Paper
West Allis Salvage
West Bend Clinic

Zenith Tech

WMC Board
Ariens Company, Brillion
Daniel T. Ariens, President & CEO

Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau
Diane S. Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., President & COO; SVP of Quality and Extended Services

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Arcadia
Todd Wanek, President & CEO

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Madison
Timothy L. Christen, Chairman & CEO

Belmark Inc., DePere
Karl A. Schmidt, President & CEO

Bliss Communications, Janesville
Sidney H. Bliss, President & CEO

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Wauwatosa
Todd J. Teske, Chairman, President & CEO

C. G. Bretting Manufacturing Co., Inc., Ashland
David H. Bretting, President & CEO  (Not surprising, Ashland neanderthal, ed.)

Charter Manufacturing Company, Inc., Mequon
John A. Mellowes, Chairman & CEO

Citizens Community Federal, Eau Claire
Edward H. Schaefer, CEO

Columbia St. Mary’s Inc., Milwaukee
Leo P. Brideau, President & CEO

ConAgra Foods, Menomonie
William J. Butsic, Plant Manager

John Deere Horicon Works, Horicon
Curtis L. Hoppestad, Global Director, Riding Lawn Equipment

Georgia-Pacific, Green Bay
Kelly L. Wolff, Vice President Manufacturing, Green Bay

Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse
Jeff Thompson, M.D., CEO

Humana, Inc., Waukesha
Larry Rambo, Senior Executive for Strategic Partnerships

InSinkErator Division, Emerson Electric Co., Racine
Jerry G. Ryder, President

Integrys Energy Group, Green Bay
Charles A. Schrock, Chairman, President & CEO

Kohler Company, Kohler
Laura E. Kohler, Sr. Vice President/HR  (Find other bathrooms fixtures for christ's sake, ed.)

Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Company, Inc., Wausau
Michael W. Salsieder, President & General Counsel  (There are better windows out there, ed.)

Lakeside Foods, Inc., Manitowoc
David Yanda, President & CEO

The Manitowoc Company, Inc., Manitowoc
Glen E. Tellock, Chairman, President & CEO

Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, Milwaukee
Mark F. Furlong, Chairman, President & CEO

Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
Reed E. Hall, Executive Director (Retired) (Time to find a better place to take care of your heart, etc., ed.)

Mayville Engineering Company, Inc., Mayville
Robert D. Kamphuis, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO

Mead & Hunt, Inc., Madison
Rajan Sheth, Chairman, President & CEO

Menard, Inc., Eau Claire
J. R. Menard, Executive Vice President & Treasurer (The hell with Maynards, anyway, ed.)

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison
Tod B. Linstroth, Sr. Partner & Past Chair and Member of Management Committee

Middleton Chamber of Commerce, Middleton
Van W. Nutt, Executive Director

Modine Manufacturing Company, Racine
Thomas A. Burke, President & CEO

Northern States Power Company - Wisconsin
An Xcel Energy Company, Eau Claire
Michael L. Swenson, President & CEO

Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, Oshkosh
John Casper, President & CEO

Palmer Johnson Enterprises, Inc., Sturgeon Bay
William C. Parsons, President

Prent Corporation, Janesville
Joseph T. Pregont, President & CEO

Quad/Graphics, Sussex
Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO

Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee
James D. Friedman, Senior Partner

Seneca Foods Corporation, Janesville
Paul Palmby, Executive Vice President & COO

Sentry Insurance, Stevens Point
Pete McPartland, President & COO

Serigraph Inc., West Bend
John B. Torinus Jr., Chairman

Snap-on Incorporated, Kenosha
Nicholas T. Pinchuk, Chairman, President & CEO (There are probably better tools out there as well, time to tell the truck driver what you think, ed.)

Teel Plastics, Inc., Baraboo
Jay L. Smith, Chairman & CEO

University Research Park, Inc., Madison
Mark D. Bugher, Director

Wausau Paper Corp., Mosinee
Thomas J. Howatt, President & CEO

Wells Fargo Bank Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Michael Kogelis, Community Banking President

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Madison
James S. Haney, President & CEO (read less)
To bring economic woe to companies that support Scott Walker, and therefore his anti-worker, anti-education and anti-progress politics.

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