Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Go here for the bunk.

Complete Hater

Via First Draft.

"There were 5339 words in the SOTU address.

57 words were devoted to Hurricane Katrina.

That is 1% of the address devoted to the worst natural disaster in our time.

That is 1% devoted to 2 million displaced Americans.

That is 1% devoted to the loss of a great American city.

That is 1% devoted to the destruction of a region of America.

That is 1% devoted to the families of the 1329 Katrina dead

Shame on George W Bush!"

I would add not only shame, but shit on George W. Bush.

Some Good News

We needed this important victory in a hideous week, so far. The spineless Democratic (I use the term loosely) senators in Washington should take a lesson from the Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly. Good for the representatives. They did the right thing, again.

"The state Assembly today came up short in its attempt to override Gov. Jim Doyle’s veto of a measure that would have allowed residents to carry concealed weapons.

The 64-to-34 vote was a boost to Doyle, who mustered enough support from fellow Democrats to fend off a veto override on the measure for a second time."

One Thought

I had just one thought when I read this - oh, fuck me.

"President George W Bush is to warn in his State of the Union address that the US has become addicted to oil often imported from unstable nations."

More on Alito

Oh, I almost forgot:

Thanks a heap Ralph.

I needed to be reminded by faithful commenter "nonheroicvet." I thank him/her.

Follow Up

Go read David Neiwert's description of those who are protesting the listing of the Pudget Sound orcas on the endagered species list. I posted on this earlier, but Mr. Neiwert expands on it.

Say Thanks

It's easier if you use the link. No looking up individual senators. Do it, or I'm going to throw myself off the ore dock.

Coretta Scott King , R.I.P.

Mrs. King has more of a legacy than Bu$hCo boy. I wonder if he will try to claim her as one of his own tonight?

"Coretta Scott King, who turned a life shattered by her husband's assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality, has died. She was 78."

What Happened?

Let's see, five years ago, oh yes, Bu$hCo stole the election. & now America's Atlantic salmon are worse off than before. Another failure, but he's such a manly man.

"Maine's rivers once teemed with the leaping silvery sport fish that became so popular one was ceremoniously delivered to the US president each year. But water pollution and acid rain, dams, overfishing, habitat loss, and a host of maddening unknowns are believed to have slashed their numbers over the last century."

Monday, January 30, 2006

25 With Spines

If you have a chance, say something nice to them. Here's the place to go to get their addresses. Thanks. You don't have to civil to their spineless colleagues.

Bayh, Evan (D-IN)
Biden, Joseph R., Jr. (D-DE)
Boxer, Barbara (D-CA)
Clinton, Hillary Rodham (D-NY)
Dayton, Mark (D-MN)
Dodd, Christopher J. (D-CT)
Durbin, Richard (D-IL)
Feingold, Russell D. (D-WI)
Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)
Jeffords, James M. (I-VT)
Kennedy, Edward M. (D-MA)
Kerry, John F. (D-MA)
Lautenberg, Frank R. (D-NJ)
Leahy, Patrick J. (D-VT)
Levin, Carl (D-MI)
Menendez, Robert (D-NJ)
Mikulski, Barbara A. (D-MD)
Murray, Patty (D-WA)
Obama, Barack (D-IL)
Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Reid, Harry (D-NV)
Sarbanes, Paul S. (D-MD)
Schumer, Charles E. (D-NY)
Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)
Wyden, Ron (D-OR)


Go here to let the following sellouts on the cloture vote on Alito know how you feel. It's no time to be civil, in my opinion. They have just sold our children & grandchildren down the pike. SOBs.

1. Akaka--
2. Inouye--
3. Cantwell--
4. Rockefeller--
5. Byrd--
6. Bingaman--
7. Lieberman--
8. Nelson (FL)--
9. Nelson (NE)--
10. Baucus--
11. T. Johnson--
12. Dorgan--
13. B. Lincoln--
14. Salazar--
15. Conrad--
16. Landrieu--
17. Pryor--

Here's the complete list. Sad to say Kohl, of my state, has no backbone.

Akaka, Daniel K.
Baucus, Max
Bingaman, Jeff
Byrd, Robert C.
Cantwell, Maria
Carper, Thomas R.
Conrad, Kent
Dorgan, Byron L.
Inouye, Daniel K.
Johnson, Tim
Kohl, Herb
Landrieu, Mary L.
Lieberman, Joseph I.
Lincoln, Blanche L.
Nelson, Bill
Nelson, E. Benjamin
Pryor, Mark L.
Rockefeller, John D., IV
Salazar, Ken

Write the bastards. They really need to know.

Beltway Dems


"The two of them are standing there in the photo, very seriously, attempting to look like a couple of gunmen and succeeding only at looking like the two toughest guys in Human Resources."

Via Altercation.

Working The Refs

The mainstream media has been so corrupted concerning global warming (sadly, one among many important stories) that many Americans just don't believe it is a problem. Just read this & click on the links to see just how bad it's been.

Rising Tide

Feeling safer yet? Just asking.

"'The problem here is that you're not knocking off the bottom 20%,' said a high-ranking Army officer at the Pentagon. 'Basically, if you haven't been court-martialed, you're going to be promoted to major.'"

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Tiger Wins

There is only one reason to watch golf - to watch Tiger win.

"Woods holed an 8-foot birdie on the 18th hole Sunday to get into a three-way playoff, then won the Buick Invitational with simple pars as Australian rookie Nathan Green and two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal made crucial mistakes."

More Heat

Here's some of that heat. Enjoy it before Bu$hCo shuts the website down & arrests all the traitors to America.

"Record warmth in 2005 is notable, because global temperature has not received any boost from a tropical El Ni�o this year. The prior record year, 1998, on the contrary, was lifted 0.2�C above the trend line by the strongest El Ni�o of the past century."

Via that Norweigian guy in Minnesota, my mother's home state, & she was half Norwegian, which makes me a quarter Norwegian, about all my wife can handle or take, as the case may be.

Heckuva Job Bremie

Free money.

"Iraqi money gambled away in the Philippines. Thousands spent on a swimming pool that was never used. An elevator repaired so poorly that it crashed, killing people.

A U.S. government audit found American-led occupation authorities squandered tens of millions of dollars that were supposed to be used to rebuild Iraq through undocumented spending and outright fraud.

In some cases, auditors recommend criminal charges be filed against the perpetrators. In others, it asks the U.S. ambassador to Iraq to recoup the money. "

& no one has been, or will be, held accountable by the accountable ReThug party.

Baby Don't Go

If you regularly go to this blog, don't go anymore. He turns out to be a strategy Dem., a la, Kos. Write to your senators urging them to support the filibuster against Alito. Call them, fax them, telepathically communicate with them. I don't care, just fucking do it. It's our kids & grandkids that will be suffering with this appointment. Just do it.

The Army We Have

Nothing like volunteering to serve your country & then being lied to, in more ways than one.

"The U.S. Army has forced about 50,000 soldiers to continue serving after their voluntary stints ended under a policy called 'stop-loss,' but while some dispute its fairness, court challenges have fallen flat.

The policy applies to soldiers in units due to deploy for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Army said stop-loss is vital to maintain units that are cohesive and ready to fight. But some experts said it shows how badly the Army is stretched and could further complicate efforts to attract new recruits.

'As the war in Iraq drags on, the Army is accumulating a collection of problems that cumulatively could call into question the viability of an all-volunteer force,' said defense analyst Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute think tank."

My emphasis.

Anchor hurt in Iraq blast

Improving security? I hope these two men make it. Another report I just heard on the TV said that their injuries were "serious."

"ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and camera operator Doug Vogt were travelling with an Iraqi army unit near Taji, north of the capital Baghdad."

What Trial?

"'I think it was a big mistake that this trial was held in Iraq because the judge, you cannot find a person, one individual today in Iraq - judge, lawyer, prosecutor who is impartial vis a vis Saddam Hussein. Either they are with him or against him.'"

Ya think?

Good Job

Say it ain't so. Bu$hCo fails again. I guess its only democracy in, in, where was that great success story?

"Today, the capital, Port-au-Prince, is virtually paralyzed by kidnappings, spreading panic among rich and poor alike. Corrupt police officers in uniform have assassinated people on the streets in the light of day. The chaos is so extreme and the interim government so dysfunctional that voting to elect a new one has already been delayed four times. The latest date is Feb. 7.

Yet even as Haiti prepares to pick its first elected president since the rebellion two years ago, questions linger about the circumstances of Mr. Aristide's ouster — and especially why the Bush administration, which has made building democracy a centerpiece of its foreign policy in Iraq and around the world, did not do more to preserve it so close to its shores.

The Bush administration has said that while Mr. Aristide was deeply flawed, its policy was always to work with him as Haiti's democratically elected leader.

But the administration's actions in Haiti did not always match its words. Interviews and a review of government documents show that a democracy-building group close to the White House, and financed by American taxpayers, undercut the official United States policy and the ambassador assigned to carry it out."

Irreparable Change

& don't go bitching about my diesel pickup or my Harley.

"Now that most scientists agree human activity is causing Earth to warm, the central debate has shifted to whether climate change is progressing so rapidly that, within decades, humans may be helpless to slow or reverse the trend.

This 'tipping point' scenario has begun to consume many prominent researchers in the United States and abroad, because the answer could determine how drastically countries need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years. While scientists remain uncertain when such a point might occur, many say it is urgent that policymakers cut global carbon dioxide emissions in half over the next 50 years or risk the triggering of changes that would be irreversible.

There are three specific events that these scientists describe as especially worrisome and potentially imminent, although the time frames are a matter of dispute: widespread coral bleaching that could damage the world's fisheries within three decades; dramatic sea level rise by the end of the century that would take tens of thousands of years to reverse; and, within 200 years, a shutdown of the ocean current that moderates temperatures in northern Europe.

The debate has been intensifying because Earth is warming much faster than some researchers had predicted. James E. Hansen, who directs NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies, last week confirmed that 2005 was the warmest year on record, surpassing 1998. Earth's average temperature has risen nearly 1 degree Fahrenheit over the past 30 years, he noted, and another increase of about 4 degrees over the next century would 'imply changes that constitute practically a different planet.'"

Saturday, January 28, 2006

No Surprise Here

Hey, hey we're the monkees flying out of Bu$hCo's ass, we're too busy, oh, I don't know, scienceing, to, I give up.

"The top climate scientist at NASA says the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture last month calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming."

Picking Sides

A - effing - men.

"Hey Kos, it’s time to get off the fence. Are you on the side of people and the Constitution – or Bush’s criminal dictatorship?"

Friday, January 27, 2006

Friday Random Ten

Ice Cream Man - Tom Waits
You Can Have My Husband (Live) - Irma Thomas
Zydeco Second Line - Troy Andrews
Tailspin - Walter "Wolfman" Washington
It Was A Good Year - Ray Charles/Willy Nelson
Minor Swing - Hot Club of New Orleans
Poop Ain't Gotta Scuffle No More - James Andrews
From One Island To Another -Chris Whitley
Skinny Woman - North Mississippi Allstars
Leave It Like It Is- The Hoodoo Kings

Bipartisan? I Think Not

firedoglake has the goods & has been doing a great job with this scandal, this RETHUGLICAN scandal.

"The analysis shows that when Abramoff took on his tribal clients, the majority of them dramatically ratcheted up donations to Republicans. Meanwhile, donations to Democrats from the same clients either dropped, remained largely static or, in two cases, rose by a far smaller percentage than the ones to Republicans did. This pattern suggests that whatever money went to Democrats, rather than having been steered by Abramoff, may have largely been money the tribes would have given anyway. (my emphasis)"


Anything for business, anything. I am so sick of businesses whining & whining. Grow the hell up.

"The association, which works to limit taxes and regulations, is concerned that making the orcas endangered will result in severe restrictions on the development and use of property on or near the Sound."

Good News

This law is long overdue. It should be passed in every state, city, county, township, village. Remember the homosexual agenda is the human agenda.

"The Senate today voted 25-23 to approve a gay rights bill and ended the debate over legislation that emerged in Washington the same year singer Anita Bryant began her 'Save Our Children' crusade against such protections.

The House quickly concurred by a 61-37 vote, and Gov. Chris Gregoire said she planned to sign the bill into law Tuesday.

The bill would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in housing, lending and employment"


By moron boy Bu$hCo? Do tell.

"President Bush's endorsement of a plan to end the nuclear standoff with Iran by giving the Islamic republic nuclear fuel for civilian use under close monitoring has left some of his supporters baffled.

One cause for the chagrin is that the proposal, which is backed by Russia, essentially adopts a strategy advocated by Mr. Bush's Democratic opponent in the 2004 election, Senator Kerry of Massachusetts."

Via Digby.

First They Came For

The Vegetarians. Feeling safer yet?

"An undercover DeKalb County Homeland Security detective was assigned to conduct surveillance of the protest and the protestors, and take the photographs. The detective arrested Childs and another protester after he saw Childs approach him and write down, on a piece of paper, the license plate number of his unmarked government car.

'They told me if I didn't give over the piece of paper I would go to jail and I refused and I went to jail, and the piece of paper was taken away from me at the jail and the officer who transferred me said that was why I was arrested,' Childs said on Wednesday."

Curtis From Grantsburg

This is why she's an evil manbitch. She claims it's a joke, but it's just plain evil.

"'We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee,' Coulter said."

UPDATE: Curtis, go here for more information on this crappy excuse for a human being.

UPDATE #2: & more.

Feel Better Than Three Years Ago

Humming right along. Did I say something like hummer?

"The American economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in the fourth quarter, the government reported today, as spending by consumers and the federal government weakened significantly."

Natural Step?

Or just luck? You decide.

That Democracy Thing


"The Hamas landslide in Palestinian elections has stunned Israelis, but it may also have brought them a rare moment of clarity: with peace talks off the table, Israel will most likely pursue unilateral actions, drawing its own borders and separating itself from the Palestinians."

Chronic Wasting

This is not good news.

"Ever since chronic wasting disease was detected in Wisconsin nearly four years ago, hunters were reassured that they could greatly reduce their risk of getting the deadly neurological disorder by avoiding tissue from the brain and central nervous system of the animal.

Muscle tissue never has been shown to be infective, officials said.

Not anymore.

Researchers whose work was published today in the journal Science say they have found infectious prions - the agents that are believed to cause chronic wasting disease - in the leg muscles of infected mule deer, a finding that's likely to raise concerns among many of the hundreds of thousands of deer hunters in Wisconsin.

'This shows muscle contains infected material,' said senior author Glenn Telling, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Kentucky. 'Anybody who may be handling or eating infected deer may be inadvertently exposed.'"

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Down Day

Lots of reasons why I didn't blog at all today, until now. So what? We had a great Drinking Liberally tonight. Good talk, GREAT brochure about Ashland, treats from a retirement party for the new girl, just a fun time all around. Hopefully some of us will be traveling a bit south tomorrow night for a fish fry at the anti-SueHank Martinsen diner. There is lots of news to read today, check out Atrios, among others. Unless something comes up real quick, I'm going to bed. Later, gator.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Grantsburg, WI - Again

Those pesky skidding conditions are a real pain in the butt.

"• Jan. 19, Thomas P. Wentworth, St. Louis Park, MN, was driving eastbound on Hwy. 70 when he tried to pass another vehicle. He lost control due to conditions skidding into the north ditch and striking a sign. He reportedly was not injured."


The Iraqis are quick learners of the Bu$hCo style of justice. It's one, two, three, four What are we fightin' for?

"But Mr. Qadir said he never made it home from the hotel that night. Betrayed by his former students, who unknown to him had joined the Parastin, he says he was abducted after he left the hotel. He is now imprisoned here, sentenced last month to 30 years for defaming the Parastin and Kurdish political leaders after a trial that he said had lasted 15 minutes."

The Free Market At Work

Socialism for the rich. Yeah, it sucks.
"But shedding jobs at muscle-car acceleration rates didn't stop Ford from pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars courtesy of the American Jobs Creation Act."

'hmmmm Indeed


Via Atrios.

Bird News


Bush the Incompetent

Oh yeah, & the big fool says to push on.

"It's the president's prescription drug plan (Medicare Part D), though, that is his most mind-boggling failure. As was not the case in Iraq or with Katrina, it hasn't had to overcome the opposition of man or nature. Pharmacists are not resisting the program; seniors are not planting car bombs to impede it (not yet, anyway). But in what must be an unforeseen development, people are trying to get their medications covered under the program. Apparently, this is a contingency for which the administration was not prepared, as it has been singularly unable to get its own program up and running."

Emphasis added.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Heckofa Job

Assholes puts too fine a touch on these bastards. But, WTF is new?

"The Bush administration, citing the confidentiality of executive branch communications, said Tuesday that it did not plan to turn over certain documents about Hurricane Katrina or make senior White House officials available for sworn testimony before two Congressional committees investigating the storm response.

The White House this week also formally notified Representative Richard H. Baker, Republican of Louisiana, that it would not support his legislation creating a federally financed reconstruction program for the state that would bail out homeowners and mortgage lenders. Many Louisiana officials consider the bill crucial to recovery, but administration officials said the state would have to use community development money appropriated by Congress."

Justice #2

Here's a comparison for you. Just sick.

"In a police state, no one can hear you scream...

War Protester Sentenced to 6 Months for Damaging Upstate Recruiting Station


No Prison Time for Soldier Held in Iraqi's Death"

National Democratic Party

Listen up. Now, get a spine, toughen up, do what Mr. Seda did, plus with your new found balls & ovaries, filibuster Scalito.

"Last night, Jackson Township Committeeman Mark A. Seda, a Republican, convinced his colleagues to unanimously vote for their town to extend domestic partner benefits to employees there as well. National Dem leadership — you, the spineless ones who cannot and will not speak out for your gay constituents, look what a Republican has the courage to say."

Good Stuff

Juan Cole has a good take on Bu$hCo's fiasco in Iraq. Hat tip to commentor nonheroicvet.

"Because they exaggerate the scale of the conflict, and because they use it cynically, Bush and Cheney have grossly mismanaged the struggle against al-Qaeda and Muslim radicalism after September 11."

Monday, January 23, 2006

No Justice

This is really holding him accountable. Frankly, this is a disgrace.

Surprise, Surprise

I wonder what Little Scottie will say about this? Let's see - 9/11, blah blah blah, 9/11, blah blah blah.

"The first official history of the $25 billion American reconstruction effort in Iraq depicts a program hobbled from the outset by gross understaffing, a lack of technical expertise, bureaucratic infighting, secrecy and constantly increasing security costs, according to a preliminary draft."

Just Great

But Wall Street just loves the screwing of workers, & Ford stock price goes up. Such a lovely country we have here, eh.

"...a move that will result in the layoffs of up to 30,000 blue-collar workers and the closure or reduction in operations at 14 plants. The job cuts — which come on top of previously announced white-collar layoffs of 4,000 workers — will be made over the next six years."

Yay, We're 28th

Bu$hCo just loves him some environments.

"The study, jointly produced by Yale and Columbia Universities, ranked the United States 28th over all, behind most of Western Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Costa Rica and Chile, but ahead of Russia and South Korea."

No Brain, No Kidding

College Sophomore Stumps President Bush

OK college ReThugs, defend your man/boy. Or at least enlist, chickenhawks.

Via BuzzFlash.

Really Great Numbers Bu$hCo

"36% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president...."

Krewe of Nooge

Now here's an eptitaph. Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

"As best pal Dr. Dave Mancina put it, 'The Nooge always made an impression on you. I wasn't sure if it was his clothes, his nose, his bug eyes, his wit or his essence. He loved life and everybody loved him . . . even his wife."

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Dr. Stanley Biber, R.I.P.

I was in Trinidad once. &, dear SideKick, no. Here was a man who did good in the world, & he ought to be appreciated.

"As a physician and general surgeon in the remote southern Colorado town of Trinidad, Dr. Stanley Biber treated the usual sore throats and broken arms and did his share of delivering babies, removing appendixes and replacing hips and knees.

But that's not what made Biber the most famous resident of Trinidad and put the former coal-mining town in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the map.

Biber, who died of complications of pneumonia in a Pueblo hospital Monday at age 82, was known for turning tiny Trinidad into the 'Sex-Change Capital of the World.'"

Beautiful Mind?

Another example of America's educating its young. I wonder if she's blond, I know, I know, a cheap shot.

"Wosik replied, 'It has to go someplace, and that was the best-built facility in the country,' Nevada's state pageant director, Nancy Ames, told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

And if people die?

'We just have to take one for the team,' said contestant Wosik, according to Ames."

I wonder what Terry Tempest Williams thinks?

"But, in fact, federal policy in the 50's dictated the confining of nuclear testing to a ``virtually uninhabited'' section of the country, considering that an adequate safeguard. Six aunts, a grandmother, the author's mother, countless neighbors in the Mormon community in which Williams was raised--all cancer victims- -were some of these ``virtual uninhabitants,'' Williams says."
Via Buzzflash.

Poor Mrs. Howell

I was one of the persons whose comment was deleted at the Washington Post. I did not use foul language, I should have. Anyway, here's a good accounting of the truth, something the Washington Post seems to have a bit of a problem finding these days.

"Between 2001 and 2004, Abramoff gave more than $127,000 to Republican candidates and committees and nothing to Democrats, federal records show. At the same time, his Indian clients were the only ones among the top 10 tribal donors in the U.S. to donate more money to Republicans than Democrats."

Empasis added.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Size Matters

Throw your trophies back, anglers. Our grandchildren will be pleased. The 22 inch smallmouth limit on Chequamegon Bay was/is the absolute right way to do it. Hat tip to Roger, et.al. for getting that regulation passed.

"Graduate biology student Matthew Walsh and colleagues found removing the biggest fish over several generations causes the remaining fish to become progressively smaller, have fewer and smaller eggs with lower survival and growth, and have lower foraging and feeding rates."

More here.

Sad & Infuriating

No one will pay for this anymore than Brownie will pay for Katrina. Let the coal companies break the union & then police themselves & you have 14 dead miners. What a system, eh? & notice no one from the coal company was around this time, no one to accept responsibility, but that's the way things work in Bu$hCo's world.

"This was not the first such fire, said one Alma miner, who was granted anonymity because he feared reprisals from his employers. 'I work at the belt that caught fire and had to put out a fire at the same exact spot just a couple weeks ago when the sprinkler system didn't work,' the miner said, referring to a fire he said occurred on Dec. 23. 'I reported the fire to my supervisor, and he ignored it.'

Asked several times about the reported fire in December, Mr. Manchin and state and federal officials said they had no knowledge of it."

Higher Education?

Money talks, even to "prestigious" professors. Oregon State ought to be ashamed. But they won't be. The logging interests will take them out to a very nice dinner.

"A group of professors at Oregon State's College of Forestry unsuccessfully tried to get the prestigious journal Science to hold off on publishing a study that concluded that leaving forests alone is the best way to help them recover from wildfires."

This Is Scary

Condileeza Rice & some of that old-time religion. This is scary. On the other hand, I wonder how many of Bu$hCo's foreign service appointments can actually speak English, much less any other language? These people have zero shame. & shame on us for letting it continue.

"Yes, of course. Rice clearly wants to 'transform' the diplomacy wing of the U.S. government into the missionary wing of the Neo-Conservative religion.

When a person is a 'diplomat,' their job is to engage in 'foreign relations.' That is: establishing long-lasting relationships with other nations.

When a person is a 'missionary,' by contrast, their job is to transform that person into an adherent of the religion, worldview or philosophy of their boss.

As Rice sees it, the primary function of foreign service workers should not be to build relations with foreign nations, but to change the internal character of those nations.

It's missionary work plain and simple."

Molly Ivins Has Ovaries

Why can't the Beltway Dems get them? It does get discouraging out here in the woods, listening to "leader" after "leader" talk with a mouthful of mush. The Democratic Party really needs to grow up, marginalize the morons like H. Clinton, "I Don't Know When To Shutup" Biden, Joe "I Love Bush" Lieberman, & lead the country. Jeez.

"What kind of courage does it take, for mercy's sake? The majority of the American people (55 percent) think the war in Iraq is a mistake and that we should get out. The majority (65 percent) of the American people want single-payer health care and are willing to pay more taxes to get it. The majority (86 percent) of the American people favor raising the minimum wage. The majority of the American people (60 percent) favor repealing Bush's tax cuts, or at least those that go only to the rich. The majority (66 percent) wants to reduce the deficit not by cutting domestic spending, but by reducing Pentagon spending or raising taxes.

The majority (77 percent) thinks we should do 'whatever it takes' to protect the environment. The majority (87 percent) thinks big oil companies are gouging consumers and would support a windfall profits tax. That is the center, you fools. WHO ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

I listen to people like Rahm Emanuel superciliously explaining elementary politics to us clueless naifs outside the Beltway ('First, you have to win elections.') Can't you even read the damn polls?"


If you know what I mean.

Via Buzzflash.

What's Up With The Esteemed Media?

Go read.
Media Matters

Weeping yet?
Via Atrios.

Ya Think?

Plan "F" is more like it.

"Only months ago, congressional Republicans thought the new Medicare prescription drug benefit would help them make political inroads among traditionally Democratic senior citizens. Instead, they are facing a potentially damaging backlash among members of that crucial voting bloc, their families and even conservative activists dismayed over the program's bungled launch."

Shell Game

If you read this closely, you'll see that it isn't quite the punishment that it appears. While the money may seem big, the whole situation is really business as usual for the Bu$ho regime. Shoot the messenger, indeed.

Save The Boaters!

Jesus doesn't save, he's a ReThuglican.

"Two weeks after announcing a near-record year for manatee deaths, state wildlife officials Friday unveiled a report that says manatees should no longer be classified as an endangered species.

The move would be more than symbolic. Boaters want manatees off the list so they won't face so many regulations designed to protect the animal."

Good Job Bu$hCo

"On the seventh day of the new Medicare drug benefit, Stephen Starnes began hearing voices again, ominous voices, and he started to beg for the medications he had been taking for 10 years. But his pharmacy could not get approval from his Medicare drug plan, so Mr. Starnes was admitted to a hospital here for treatment of paranoid schizophrenia."


Doyle vetoes bill on concealed weapons

"Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a bill Friday that would allow people to carry concealed weapons, saying it would make the state more dangerous."

Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Random Ten

Ain't Got A Dime - Tabby Thomas
Oh Mama - Anders Osborne
I Keep On Drifting - Champion Jack Dupree
Ka-ching - Shemekia Copeland
Henry - Keb' Mo'
All By Myself - Cyril Neville
Lucky So And So - Hot Club Of New Orleans
I Mean You - Thelonius Monk - Thelonius Monk
You Don't Love Me - R.L. Burnside
Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe

You Load 16 Tons

Will Bunch on the new coal mining tragedy, along with good info on the Sago disaster. Remember that Bu$hCo doesn't give a rat's ass about working people.

"But now, it appears that mine safety is slipping as well, at Aracoma just as it did in Sago. That's the way it is -- it usually takes a few years until all the chickens come home to roost. But for America's coal miners, the die was really cast five years ago today, the day that 'Buck' Harless' 'friend,' George W. Bush, put his right hand on a Bible."

Emphasis added.

Friday Reminder

This is Friday's reminder of who is leading this country right into the toilet.

A Reminder

This is what stole the 2000 election & the 2004 election & is presently "our" president.

Hell, Yeah

Marilou Johanek gets it, do you?

"If you’re not fully outraged by an administration that still has the audacity to say “trust us,” you’re not paying attention."

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Conrad Burns - Corruption

Tribes refuse senator's 'tainted' $111,000

"Julia doney, president of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council, a member of the council, said that some of the tribes are 'tired of being used' and do not want to appear as if they are helping Burns with his political troubles."

Good for these tribes.

Wilson Pickett, R.I.P.

I do remember &, well, find this all too hard.

"Wilson Pickett, whose rough-edged singing style during the 1960s helped define the voice of soul music, died of a heart attack in a hospital near his Virginia home, it was announced today. He was 64.

Known for such songs as 'In the Midnight Hour,' and 'Mustang Sally,' Pickett poured a grainy passion into soul for almost half a century. His life, from gospel music in an Alabama church to an initial success in Detroit to his return to his Southern music roots, was the archetype of the African American musical experience in the later part of the 20th century."


Dead or alive. Good job Bu$hCo. BTW, y'all feeling any safer now?

"This afternoon, an official of the Central Intelligence Agency said it had authenticated the voice of the tape as that of Mr. bin Laden."

Good Deal

& all I'm asking for is that The Black Cat provide Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi would be great for the community, i.e., The Black Cat community in particular, the larger community in general. What gives?

"Officials hope Milwaukee will be the first major city in the nation to go wireless."

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

For Crying Out Loud


"...that scientists are not in complete agreement on evolutionary theory...."

Department Of Duh

Committed my ass. If Stephen Johnson agrees that global warming is real & is a problem, then he ought to be screaming in Bu$hCo's tinhorn ear or he should resign. Be a man, you twit.

NOLA Housing & Sad Stories

The poor continue to suffer. The response to this tragedy has been botched from the beginning, maybe botched is too kind a word. If there are any of my four readers has any money left after the holidays, here's a website where you can buy some cool Blue Dog art to help New Orleans overcome the disasters named Katrina & Bu$hCo.

"We may never find out who broke into all of these homes in the Calliope. However, one thing is certain: If residents had been allowed to return, this massive theft would not have happened. Calliope certainly had problems, but it did offer a community for many people, and community brought a kind of security and comfort that is now notably absent from much of the city.

New Orleans, now more than ever, is a city with different laws for rich and poor, for black and white. We are supposed to accept that because people are poor, because they live in public housing, they have less right to return, less say over their housing decisions, than other people in the city. Somehow it becomes OK for HANO or the mayor or the federal government to make decisions for them. "


Via Talk Left.


Crawford, Texas -- A tragic flood this morning destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. The flood began in the presidential bathroom where the books were kept. Both of his books have been lost. A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had almost finished coloring the second one. The White House tried to call FEMA but there was no answer."

Stolen Election #2

Hey Kos, elect this.

· 6% of Ohio’s precincts each have virtually zero chance (less than one in 15,000) of occurrin due to sampling error, given their Kerry official vote count.2 Even if the “within precinct discrepancy” (WPD) is adjusted for all the precincts to remove any possible effect due to Kerry voters completing more exit polls, the probability of obtaining Ohio’s exit poll discrepancies are virtually impossible.

· Over 40% of Ohio’s polled precincts have discrepancies having less than a 5% chance of occurring, given the official vote counts.4 The expected number of such precincts in a sample of 49 precincts would be five such precincts, not the 20 found.

· Ohio's exit poll discrepancies, when plotted against precinct exit poll share show a pattern that is consistent with vote miscounts that benefited Bush, and

· The pattern of Ohio's exit poll discrepancies cannot be explained by random sampling error or partisan exit poll completion rate differences.

Via Buzzflash.

A Real Democrat

President Al Gore speaks. You listen.

"Once violated, the rule of law is in danger. Unless stopped, lawlessness grows. The greater the power of the executive grows, the more difficult it becomes for the other branches to perform their constitutional roles. As the executive acts outside its constitutionally prescribed role and is able to control access to information that would expose its actions, it becomes increasingly difficult for the other branches to police it. Once that ability is lost, democracy itself is threatened and we become a government of men and not laws.

The President's men have minced words about America's laws. The Attorney General openly conceded that the 'kind of surveillance' we now know they have been conducting requires a court order unless authorized by statute. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act self-evidently does not authorize what the NSA has been doing, and no one inside or outside the Administration claims that it does. Incredibly, the Administration claims instead that the surveillance was implicitly authorized when Congress voted to use force against those who attacked us on September 11th.

This argument just does not hold any water. Without getting into the legal intricacies, it faces a number of embarrassing facts. First, another admission by the Attorney General: he concedes that the Administration knew that the NSA project was prohibited by existing law and that they consulted with some members of Congress about changing the statute. Gonzalez says that they were told this probably would not be possible. So how can they now argue that the Authorization for the Use of Military Force somehow implicitly authorized it all along? Second, when the Authorization was being debated, the Administration did in fact seek to have language inserted in it that would have authorized them to use military force domestically -- and the Congress did not agree. Senator Ted Stevens and Representative Jim McGovern, among others, made statements during the Authorization debate clearly restating that that Authorization did not operate domestically."

Words are not the only things Bu$hCo minced. Emphasis added. Via Buzzflash.

What Planet Is This Kid From?

Another example of the failure of the educational system in the United States, especially in Grantsburg, WI. In this partial quote, the person young Mr. Walsh is referring to is none other that ReThug Tom DeLay. DeLay is a liberal, oh the humanity. Not to mention the libel.

"...inadvertently revealing his liberal tendencies...."

Good Job, Bu$hCo

Texas gets an F in science education, no surprise to Bu$hCo, after all, he's the president. But I really like this tidbit. Read it all here.

"In a separate assessment of how states are currently teaching evolution, 22 states received a D or F, with Kansas garnering a special distinction of F-minus, because of its recent decision to redefine science so that it would not be explicitly limited to natural explanations, and would allow for teaching alternative theories like intelligent design."

Empasis added.

I'm Sure

There's a cool, double super explanation for this Bu$hCo lie. When will the nightmare end?

"A high-level intelligence assessment by the Bush administration concluded in early 2002 that the sale of uranium from Niger to Iraq was 'unlikely' because of a host of economic, diplomatic and logistical obstacles, according to a secret memo that was recently declassified by the State Department.

Among other problems that made such a sale improbable, the assessment by the State Department's intelligence analysts concluded, was that it would have required Niger to send '25 hard-to-conceal 10-ton tractor-trailers' filled with uranium across 1,000 miles and at least one international border.

The analysts' doubts were registered nearly a year before President Bush, in what became known as the infamous '16 words' in his 2003 State of the Union address, said that Saddam Hussein had sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

That's almost 365 days. Emphasis added.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


For all those Democrats who are afraid to fillibuster Scalito: get some balls, John Roberts voted with the minority on this important issue. Luckily, smarter people won the day.

"Justices voted 6-3 to back the law, under which doctors are thought to have assisted with at least 208 suicides."

Monday, January 16, 2006


So, let me ask you - do you feel safer yet? Will the ReThugs & Democrats wake up now? You've been napping long enough.

F.B.I. officials repeatedly complained to the spy agency that the unfiltered information was swamping investigators. The spy agency was collecting much of the data by eavesdropping on some Americans' international communications and conducting computer searches of foreign-related phone and Internet traffic. Some F.B.I. officials and prosecutors also thought the checks, which sometimes involved interviews by agents, were pointless intrusions on Americans' privacy.

"We'd chase a number, find it's a schoolteacher with no indication they've ever been involved in international terrorism - case closed," said one former F.B.I. official, who was aware of the program and the data it generated for the bureau. "After you get a thousand numbers and not one is turning up anything, you get some frustration."

F.B.I. field agents, who were not told of the domestic surveillance programs, complained that they often were given no information about why names or numbers had come under suspicion. A former senior prosecutor who was familiar with the eavesdropping programs said intelligence officials turning over the tips "would always say that we had information whose source we can't share, but it indicates that this person has been communicating with a suspected Al Qaeda operative." He said, "I would always wonder, what does 'suspected' mean?"

"The information was so thin," he said, "and the connections were so remote, that they never led to anything, and I never heard any follow-up."

Emphasis added.

Tough Talk? NO NUMBERS


Zogby International

"Bush job approval dips again to 39%"

ReddHedd's Got This Right

Competence? The only thing Bu$hCo is competent at is getting drunk & then driving, going AWOL & then drinking, & trading Sammy Sosa.

"And I ask myself: if the Bush Administration and their cronies in Congress can't handle the implementation of a simple drug distribution plan where the infrastructure for drug production and distribution was already long in place, how is it that we can be confident in any of their so-called Homeland Security planning? The Katrina response looks more and more like the norm, doesn't it?"

True Words


"One should never refrain from anything."

On & On

Well, things continue to be rosy in Iraq. Meanwhile, I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Kansas Does Have Trouble

Kansas News
The police in Basehor, Kansas seem to be a bit behind the times.

Fingerprints show up on a piece of paper thanks to a little dusting powder and other tricks Basehor police learned this week.

The local paper has the details.

Department of Duh!
Headline: Library officials: Fire underscores need for building

A Kansas legislator speaks, devolution in action.
Sen. Kay O'Connor, R-Olathe, said she was disappointed by the report.

"There's no way I'm going to support that report," she said. "I fully expected to have a lot of information to use. I was anxious when they figured out the cost of education they would find out how the private-sector schooling handles things."

O'Connor, who represents De Soto, said while she didn't have any specific examples of public-sector funding being out of line, she wanted the study to look into public school expenditures not related to education.

"They did not address the issue that swimming pools and sports stadiums and Arizona dirt are not mandated by either the constitution or the statutes," she said, referring to a new stadium in Olathe. "We do have a statutory requirement of physical education, so they might say that was required, but apparently this was not even addressed."

O'Connor said she wouldn't support any new tax increases for education.

"We are spending like crazy, and we're building a deficit," she said. "We have got to learn to live within our means, and if that means we can't bring in dirt from Arizona, so be it."

She criticized the Olathe district for giving money for temporary living for children and other expenses.

"How many times have we heard public schools are giving money to their local chambers of commerce?" she asked. "It may not be against the law, but it's not statutorily required. This kind of expense was totally ignored."
Now remember, a report deals in facts. But she won't even support facts. What an idiot. No, worse, what a moron. & don't house any children, let them eat Arizona dirt.

Brainless from the heartland criticizes the local paper:
This is the heartland, your left-wing agenda does not fly here where folks actually think for themselves and love this God-given country. I'm sure Castro, Howard Dean, Osama and that senator from Massachusetts would like to pin a medal on your collective chest for your anti-American, anti-Christian and anti-common sense outlook on the world. Many are more than tired and nauseous of the journalistic sludge you all-knowing people pump out every day.

From The Hutchinson News. I'm glad I live in WI.

More Good News From South Of The Border

Put this in your pipe & smoke backward thinking ReThugs. Good for Chile, good for justice. How's that Bu$hCo/Cheney thing working for you now SueHank Martinsen?

"A socialist doctor and former political prisoner was elected Sunday as the country's first female president, with her conservative multimillionaire opponent conceding defeat in a race that reflected Latin America's increasingly leftward tilt."

My Take

How embarassing for the Jester. How tragic for New Orleans.

I Wonder

What liberal, pinko, non-civil anti-war activist is responsible? & who will be disciplined? Fired?

"Thousands of people took to the streets in major Pakistani cities Sunday to protest the U.S. missile strike Friday that was intended to kill al Qaeda deputy Ayman Zawahiri but missed its target and killed 17 persons, including six women and six children."

President I'm Way Stupider Than I Look

The more I read about New Orleans & this idiot we have for a president, the more despondent I become. I came to New Orleans late in my life, thanks to the kid & son-in-law & fell hard. Now, after Katrina, this know-nothing administration & it's chief racist, are hellbent on rebuilding Trent Lott's house, but not rebuilding for the black residents of New Orleans. Read the rest of what the Rude Pundit has to say.

"And while Bush's speech in New Orleans was a mercifully short recitation of meaningless numbers just to make him look good, in Mississippi later, Bush was rambling like a Ritalin-snortin' teenager playin' with his XBox 360 while talkin' on his cell phone. Here's a great 'what the fuck' moment: 'And so what can we do? Well, first thing is we can focus on repairing homes. That's not going to do you very good down here in Waveland. I understand that. Tommy and I and the Governor and Marsha just drove by -- there's no homes to repair. It's just been flattened. That's what the people of America have got to understand.' Yet, Bush had said earlier, the people of this flattened area have more hope now: '[T]here's a little bounce in people's step,' which might be from dodging all the rubble still on the ground, but, still, and, c'mon, what a bizarre thing to say."


I'm 6 years older than this guy, had exactly the same experience, but in a high school in Rhinelander, WI. The teacher recently passed away, but I will never forget her or that poem.

"Cimino, 51, said he caught the Beat bug in 1968 as an eighth-grader at a suburban Baltimore Roman Catholic school when an English teacher gave a reading of an untitled Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem that used a loose, conversational and irreverent tone to tell the story of Jesus Christ."

34th Anniversary - No Boat/Snowmobile Edition

But I did get this:

Impeach Bu$hCo

Will the media wake up? Don't hold your collective breaths.

"New Zogby Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Impeaching Bush for Wiretapping"

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Montana News

My friend, Al Franken was in Montana. & for no apparent reason, I've included a bunch of Montana news for you. It is a slow Saturday night, tooting ducks & all.

"“Are some dogs corrupt?” asked Franken, smiling.

“Well, I have seen big dogs take bones from little dogs,” Schweitzer answered."

Must. Kill. Bison. Must. Save. Cattle. Morons. Well, boo, fucking, hoo.

"Schweitzer’s efforts to reach across party lines by selecting John Bohlinger, a Billings Republican, as his running mate, only exacerbated outrage among Republican faithful. The GOP E-brief, an e-mail publication from the Montana Republican State Central Committee, rails regularly at Schweitzer, from the way he dresses to the way he funded his inaugural ball."

Cop notes from Bozeman, MT.

"A man fell off his bike at the intersection of West Alderson Street and South Willson Avenue. He was intoxicated. An officer told him to walk his bike home."

"A dropout was told to leave school property on North 11th Avenue and not return."

"A man asked a deputy how he could stop a former friend from calling his wife. The deputy told him to have his wife tell the man not to call anymore."

Bu$hCo In Trouble

In Florida, Tom "Bugman" Delay's fall from power is already being felt. Termites are eating away at the business world's foundations. I believe someone mentioned this a few years ago. I thought all of King Bu$hCo's ideas were just double super great? Apparently not.

"He recently authored a report that begins to assess the negative effect of homeland security policies implemented in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001. Drawing on largely anecdotal evidence from the state's tourism, education, health care and financial services executives, Ranson, 58, describes what he calls 'the unintended consequences of well-meaning security policies.'"

It's Saturday Night

So Shelley Winters is dead. & Ariel Sharon is showing brain activity. & the judge in Saddam's trial wants to resign. The Seahawks won. As if I care. This is the news on a Saturday night in January. Oh, there's more, I'm sure. Like this uplifting story about how well our intelligence services are working. Feeling safer yet? But the SWAT team knows how kill an eighth grader, even after his parents told the cops the gun was not a 9mm, but rather a pellet gun. Then we can blame everything that happened yesterday on that blasted Loki. We have GM committed to boosting powertrain production as a headline, quickly followed by Powertrain Production is halted by a small blaze. It is a slow Saturday night. Even with sattelite TV, I'm watching a 1967 rerun of a Lawrence Welk show. Jeez. That's the year I graduated high school. About the only excitement around here tonight is the result of eating some ham soup - there are a lot of, well, ducks flying around the house, & they're tooting.

ReThug Community Values

& they claim racism is a thing of the past. Here's a letter from the The Sand Mountain Reporter, an Alabama newspaper. Feel the love.

Sounds Good To Me

Beautiful paragraph to open a good editorial from the Toledo Blade.

"FURTHER evidence that Ohio’s Board of Education has become a painful carbuncle on the posterior of state government comes from the close vote by which the board decided to retain a high school lesson plan that includes intelligent design."

Usa, R.I.P.

Too bad.

"The Toledo Zoo euthanized its 13-year-old snow leopard Tuesday when it became clear that the orange-size tumor on the side of her face was spreading out of control."


What kind of a sick brain would do this? Just asking.

"A fence at a Portage County hunting preserve that has housed deer with chronic wasting disease was deliberately cut, state officials reported Friday, and sharpshooters were dispatched to the farm to shoot deer outside the enclave to stop possible exposure to wild deer.

'This was not an accident,' said Alan Crossley, the state's coordinator for chronic wasting disease.

He said that a 3-foot-by-3-foot area was cut in the fence and then was wired to remain open. A bait pile was placed outside the fence to attract deer."

Heckofa Job Bu$hCo

It's things like this that, frankly, require the Democrats to fillibuster Scalito. The ReThugs just don't care about people, poor people, in particular.

"'The poorest of the poor, who were assigned to a plan automatically, were the ones who had to test a system,' said Helene Nelson, secretary of the Department of Health and Family Services. 'And the system didn't work.'"

Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday Random Ten

I'm Alabama Bound - Jelly Roll Morton
Everyone - Van Morrison
Crazy Love - Van Morrison (Random? Random?)
Wade:Hurricane Suite-II. Storm Surge - Dr. John
Everything - Headhunters
Stalalee - Dr. John (OK, Apple, what's up?)
Total Devotion - Irene Sage
Laissez Faire (Let It Be) - Bruce Daigrepont
Frankie and Johnny - Sansone, Krown & Fohl
Bayou Breeze - Tab Benoit

Wal-Mart Must Serve The People - Maryland Version

This is a start.

"Maryland legislators voted today to enact a first-in-the-nation requirement that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spend more on employee health care. The measure, touted as a money-saver for the state-supported Medicaid program, takes effect despite the governor's veto of the bill."

Interesting Stuff

I'm just glad they can still find stuff like this.

"Archaeologists excavating two American Indian burial sites in downtown Miami say they have found hundreds of remains piled in limestone fissures, some of them stacked in stone burial boxes."

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Broke Party?


Bad News For Bears, Melting Division

So it's not just flame retardants that are killing polar bears. Now they are drowning. Thanks to MR for the article. Here's the URL for the article (warning, it's the Wall Street Urnial, they require money):


Here's a bitter taste:

It may be the latest evidence of global warming: Polar bears are drowning.

Scientists for the first time have documented multiple deaths of polar bears off Alaska, where they likely drowned after swimming long distances in the ocean amid the melting of the Arctic ice shelf.
In a quarter-century of aerial surveys of the Alaskan coastline before 2004, researchers from the U.S. Minerals Management Service said they typically spotted a lone polar bear swimming in the ocean far from ice about once every two years. Polar-bear drownings were so rare that they have never been documented in the surveys.
"For anyone who has wondered how global warming and reduced sea ice will affect polar bears, the answer is simple -- they die," said Richard Steiner, a marine-biology professor at the University of Alaska.
...bears have been found either in the ocean or on beaches, congregating around carcasses of whales butchered by hunters. In the past, polar bears were rarely seen at such kill sites, because they spent their time hunting their favorite meal -- seals -- on sea ice.

Jeez, we need more studies, it can't be true, it will affect my paycheck, I think, no wait, the tax cuts will make up for it, wait, I'm not rich. I think I'll just jump off the oredock & drown myself, like the bears. Emphasis added.

The Long View

I wonder if any ReThugs have purchased future shoreline property? They're probably already working on legislation to keep the lower classes from using the beach. Typical.

"Ethiopian, American and European researchers have observed a fissure in a desert in the remote northeast that could be the 'birth of a new ocean basin,' scientists said.

Researchers from Britain, France, Italy and the United States have been observing the 37-mile long fissure since it split open in September in the Afar desert and estimate it will take a million years to fully form into an ocean, said Dereje Ayalew, who leads the team of 18 scientists studying the phenomenon."
Via Buzzflash.


& from a fellow warrior. It must bite.

"A senior British officer has criticised the US army for its conduct in Iraq, accusing it of institutional racism, moral righteousness, misplaced optimism, and of being ill-suited to engage in counter-insurgency operations."

Big Tent My Ass

What will it take for the Log Cabin ReThugs to finally understand that the party they support hates them?

"The group trying to put a gay marriage ban on the Florida ballot in 2006 is being bankrolled by the state Republican Party."

Back, & I Mean Back, To Grantsburg, WI

I don't know, man, I just don't know.

I have always liked the top of swamps. I'd like to know why the police don't know where this seriously injured person is. So much for homeland security.
Jan. 2, Ali N. Vogel, 20, Grantsburg, was seriously hurt after she lost control on County Road F due to heavy ice and slush on the road. The vehicle skidded into the ditch and landed on the roof on top of the swamp. The occupants escaped through a broken rear window. It’s unknown which hospital she’s currently at.

Riske Dicks? You've got to be kidding. So much for safe sex.
•Jan. 5, Luther G. Icard, 45, Shell Lake, was arrested at the Pour House for a warrant. He was later dropped off at Riske Dicks to collect money for his bail.

File this under What The Hell? Or Sounds Just Like The President.
The unique relationship of a JV coach running the program with a varsity coach responsible for just the varsity is something many wondered if it would work.

I'd be a little nervous about Mr. Higgin, the reporter, if you know what I mean.
It was well worth the wait. With 37 teams on hand, hundreds of wrestlers and lots of fans, it was a feast for the eyes.