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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Anesthesiologists get Vocal.. "The Laryngospasms"

For your viewing enjoyment!  Truly talented anesthesiologists sing "Waking Up Is Hard To Do"

Monday, September 27, 2010

West Bend School District Annual Meeting - Hot Air

I attended the West Bend School District's Annual Meeting of Electors tonight.  Some observations...

While the district wanted to make things look all legit by separating residents from nonresidents with the seating arrangements, and for voting purposes, no identification was asked for and students/kids were counted in the advisory vote.  Looking around the auditorium that hosted about 500+ people tonight, I saw a very large number of teachers and administration from the school district.  Form your own opinion about that.

An enormously boring presentation that was mostly read off of a Power Point by Kris Beaver and Pat Herdrich.  Just visit the District website to know more about that.  You can find it there.  Links aren't working tonight, so just Google it.  

New District nugget "Bambi" from the /Wonderful World of the DPI (former assistant state superintendent, by the way) gushed with spreadsheets and liberal advice that she said she wasn't going to give.  Bambi stated "I'm not here to plug anything for West Bend" and then went on to say "I think your child and your taxpayers deserve to be treated more fairly..."  By the way, heard the District now employs Bambi to the tune of $150/hr.  Oh yes, they do.  Your tax dollars, at their worst.  

Ted Neitzke gave a rather candid synopsis of school district happenings.  At least he kept everyone awake.

I took a few videos with my "UN"hidden camera.  Sorry about the back shots.  Seating was not conducive to full frontal video.  Carry on.

You can always count on West Bend School District employee Mark Maley to have his hand in your wallet.  
Subtitle:  “I’m clueless about this chap, but he is one handsome devil and a real spellbinder."

Former conservative school board candidate Doug Rakowski voices his opposition to the levy increase.

Local Dad says School District not worthy of levy increase.

Bart Williams, former New Berlin school board member, now West Bend taxpayer, says NO to tax levy increase.

West Bend Citizen adamantly against tax levy increase.  

Sunday, September 26, 2010

West Bend School District - VOTE on School Budget TOMORROW - Monday

Show up, be heard.  

6:30 p.m., MONDAY, West Bend High School Auditorium (located in East High School)

The school board will vote on the District budget tomorrow night.  In an awkward attempt to get an "advisory" vote from district residents, the school board intends to have attendees stand up to lend their vote on the budget themselves.  You can be sure that average citizens are expecting their school board to lend fair representation without their presence needed.  With a little WEAC intervention, you can be sure the heavy weight of teachers and local liberal activists will smote unsuspecting parents and taxpayers.  We trust our elected officials to lend fair representation.

The annual meeting of the West Bend School Board will take place Monday, and district officials have taken steps to try to ensure that this year’s affair goes more smoothly than the year before. 

    Last year’s meeting drew between 600 and 700 people, presenting challenges in terms of space, visibility and acoustics....


Residents will be separated from non-residents, with eligible voters seated on the lower level and non-residents in the upper, according to Superinten- dent Pat Herdrich.

    Only those eligible to vote will be able to speak of items on the meeting agenda, Herdrich said, and time will be limited to two minutes per speaker. Speakers may address the board twice on any given item. 


New this year, residents will be asked to vote by standing — instead of speaking — and they will be counted.

    “We wanted to make sure that the voting process is going to be fair,” Carlson said. “It’s just for residents and registered voters. They are the ones who will be counted.”

    The vote is, however, just advisory and non-binding. 


    Weigand, who joined the school board in April with Randy Marquardt, was the sole board member to vote against the passage of the preliminary budget in May.

    Levying to the maximum allowable limit, which is what the district is proposing, is a practice he said he opposes philosophically.

    “Just because you can isn’t a reason to go there all the time,” he said. “There are other things to consider; public opinion. If it wasn’t a big issue with the public there might not be anything wrong with it, but this is a case where voters have said they don’t want this to happen and you have to be conscientious of that fact.” 


 Registration for that annual meeting begins at 6 p.m. The budget hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the annual meeting at 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Obama Makes Change to the Declaration of Independence

On September 17, President Barack Obama spoke to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 33rd Annual Award Gala. During his speech - reading from a teleprompter - he quoted from the Declaration of Independence. Here is what he said: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Obama omitted the words "by their Creator" from his speech. Why?

Swagger Wagon - The Family Choice....

Abortion Presentation at Germantown Library - Saturday 10 a.m.

 Learn all the aspects of what’s involved with abortion, including how it became "legal," how the procedure is done, how it impacts women physically and emotionally, and what you can do to save women from making an irreversible decision that will follow them the rest of their lives.

Saturday at 10:00am
Germantown Community Library, Germantown, WI

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Don't Ask" Bill FAILS in Senate


VIA Wisconsin Family Voice: "The resolution is ridiculous, ignores the cautions of the Marine Corps commandant Gen. James Conway, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, and puts social experimentation and the wishes of a very small minority before national security and military cohesion."  


Senate Republicans have blocked an effort to repeal the law banning gays from serving openly in the military.
The partisan vote was a defeat for gay rights groups who saw the provision in a defense authorization bill as their last chance any time soon to overturn the law known as "don't ask, don't tell."

Strip Clubs denied by Milwaukee Aldermen


Milwaukee aldermen refused Tuesday to allow strip clubs to open downtown and in Walker's Point.
Without debate, the Common Council voted, 14-0, to deny license applications for Silk East, proposed for 730 N. Old World 3rd St., and Satin, proposed for 117 W. Pittsburgh St. Both would have been operated by Jon Ferraro and his partners, who run Silk, a similar club at 11400 W. Silver Spring Drive.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Primary Election Results HERE

You can watch the election results roll in (real-time) on Fox6 HERE.

I'll be posting some results here, and final results in the a.m.

Ron Johnson - 85%
Walker/Neumann - 59%/39%
Kleefisch/Davis 46%/26%
Pridemore - 58%
Strachota - 81%

The AP is declaring Scott Walker winner of the Gub. race for governor.

Charter School endorsed by panel in WEST BEND

A GOOD thing.

The idea of establishing a charter school in the West Bend School District will come before the entire School Board next month, following the recommendation made Monday by Board of Instruction committee members to advance the concept. 

    Information about the proposed charter school, Crossroads Academy, was presented to school board members Tim Stepanski, Dave Weigand and Kris Beaver during the committee meeting Monday evening. 

    “I think ultimately we have to, in today’s budgets, at least look at other opportunities,” Stepanski said. “I would like to see it go forward to the board for further discussion.” 

    Bruce Dunford, West Bend resident and pastor of First Baptist Church, filed a petition to establish a charter school over the summer. 

    The purpose of starting a charter school, Dunford said, is to present the families of West Bend with a high quality, publicly funded alternative to the public school system. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

West Bend Mayor BREAKS TIE vote AGAIN - River Bluffs coming SOON to a downtown near YOU

With a tie 4-4 vote on the City Council, West Bend Mayor Kris Deiss stated she was in an elected position because she "knows more about these things than the people," then cast her vote to approve the River Bluffs housing project for the downtown area.

Believe it.

UPDATED NOTE:  Ed DuQuaine gave a stellar speech indicating that he was not going to be held hostage by threats from the REE of being sued.  He was more concerned about representing those who voted for him and would prefer not to be sued by the people in the city he represents.  Steve Hutchins, as well, stated that the answer in this situation was "easy" and that he would not back down from representing his constituents wishes saying "it's that simple."  Roger Kist said little, but when it came time to vote had the ability to end the vote FOR the project and chose instead to vote against it stating "I'm going to put this in the Mayor's hands."  

Alan Carter
Ed DuQuaine
Roger Kist
Steve Hutchins

Tony Turner (who maintained his support though admitted his constituents were vehemently against it - remember that on election day, folks...)
Deb Anderson (who also stated that her constituents were strongly opposed until she sold it to them)
Nick Dobberstein 
Mike Schlotfeldt



Don't know where to vote?

Go HERE and find out!

Saturday, September 11, 2010



September 8, 2010

Richfield: Richfield Village Trustee Candidate Reid Snedaker was in the hot seat at the Richfield Elementary School Wednesday night sponsored by Eagle Forum of Wisconsin-Washington County Chapter.  Randy Melchert, political analyst and past Wisconsin State Assembly candidate, moderated the event.  During opening remarks, Snedaker described himself as a  “very staunch conservative, both fiscally and socially.”

With the recall election on this coming Tuesday, Snedaker took advantage of the opportunity and shared views with an audience of nearly 80. Topics included the controversial Neighborhood Activity Center, sewer and water services for Richfield, and the Farmland Preservation Program. Incumbent Trustee Rock Brandford was unable to attend, citing a conflict in his schedule.

Snedaker said it was a difficult decision to run for village trustee. “Those who know me” would understand his strong determination for less government interference in the village he calls home.  When asked when sewer and water should become part of the Village of Richfield infrastructure, Snedaker soundly stated “never,” and clarified that the village needs to remain a “country” entity.  “It’s important that we protect your personal property rights - that you can use your property, in general, as you see fit,” Snedaker said.

Commenting on the touchy issue of the Neighborhood Activity Center, Snedaker says that it will create a major traffic hazard, but “more importantly, it is out of character for the Village of Richfield - that does not fit.”

One attendee stated after the forum that her family had moved to Richfield from West Allis because of the country appeal, and that her family is opposed to changes that would bring in strip malls, gas stations and other businesses that would transform the village area into a city atmosphere.

"Forums are a great way for candidates to address important issues for their constituents," stated Ginny Maziarka, Eagle Forum of Wisconsin, Washington County president.  "We were grateful to have Randy Melchert attend as our moderator. The voters are hungry for information before the general election, and this is an excellent op portunity for candidates to share with voters why they should belong in office."

Video of the forum can be viewed below.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Watch the Richfield Candidate Forum on VIDEO Here......

This is the entire video of the Richfield Village Trustee Candidate Forum hosted by Eagle Forum last night, September 8 at the Richfield Elementary School.

Richfield Trustee Forum from Randy Melchert on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What the West Bend Library doesn't seem to understand....about PORN

An interesting article....

MADISON (AP) — A former City of Fond du Lac human resources director convicted of viewing child pornography will soon go to jail more than two years after being sentenced. 

    The Fond du Lac Reporter reports that Circuit Court Judge Dale English on Friday ordered 60-year-old Benjamin W. Mercer to report to the county jail within 30 days. 

    In January 2008, English sentenced Mercer to eight years on probation and one year of jail with work release privileges on 14 counts of possession of child pornography. 

    A jury had convicted Mercer on counts involving images viewed on Mercer’s human resources work computer. 

    Mercer appealed, arguing images must be stored in a hard drive to constitute possession but in March an appeals court ruled that viewing child pornography online is also possession. The state Supreme Court said in August it wouldn’t hear the case. 


While the ALA continues to combat local communities, and local librarians follow in hypnotized fashion, public computers remain open and accessible to......porn.  P-O-R-N.  What better place to get your sick fantasy fix than your local public library?  It's FREE.  Since the library refuses to use filtering software for the protection of even children, the ability of the average patron to utilize the facilities (ahem!) for their "perverted personal pleasure" is a slam dunk!  Remember, though.....if you get caught, Wisconsin says that viewing child pornography online is also possession.  


The ALA (and your local library) believes in all materials for all ages.  Does that include porn?  All means all.

The ALA (and your local library) does not want to assist parents in protecting minor children.

Think your kids are safe????  THINK AGAIN.

West Bender Rejects ObamaCare in a Big Way

This appeared in the West Bend News today.  Gotta love it!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Local Vocalist, JOSH POPE - Check it out...

We know this young man from Cedarburg, and his talent is absolutely astounding.  Check out these music downloads.  You can listen to them first, then purchase for your IPod if you love 'em.  If you're a Sarah McLachlin fan, Josh's rendition of "Angel" will move you.....  BTW, he is a gifted pianist as well, and plays his own accompaniment.  His record label and articles can be found HERE.
Whether it's the score of a complex soundtrack or a scintillating pop song, Josh Pope's music is the confluence of stirring genius, profound gifts, and a rich understanding of music's history and theory. Josh's fans openly debate where he is most gifted: as a composer, a singer, or a performer.
Pope includes performers like Damien Rice, James Horner, and Josh Groban among his strongest influences. His first recorded foray, "Way Back Home,"includes a stirring cover of a Sara McLachlan's "Angel," along with some of his own original work.

West Nile Virus Positively ID'd in Milwaukee

From the Milwaukee Health Department:

First Mosquito Pools Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Wisconsin

State and City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) health officials announce that three mosquito pools in the City of Milwaukee in August have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).  These are the first mosquitoes to test positive for the virus in Wisconsin this year and serve as a reminder that the virus is present in the area and people should be vigilant in protecting themselves against mosquito bites.  Historically, human cases of WNV tend to occur and be reported in late summer and early fall within Wisconsin and surrounding States.  

“It is important for people to realize that WNV related illness is still a public health concern and, in some instances, can result in serious health effects for the most vulnerable in our communities including children, the elderly and immune-compromised,”said Paul Biedrzycki, Director of Disease Control & Prevention for the MHD.  “Citizens should continue to take steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites when spending any significant time outdoors, especially this holiday weekend.”   

West Nile virus is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile virus by feeding on infected birds, and then transmit the virus by biting other animals or people. Symptoms of WNV infection include fever, headache and a rash that lasts a few days.  A majority of persons will have mild or no symptoms.  A small number of persons infected may develop more serious health effects that can include infection of the covering of the brain or spinal cord.  There is no specific treatment for WNV infection. 

Below are some measures to help decrease your exposure to mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus infection: 
  • Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Apply insect repellant (containing DEET) to clothing as well as exposed skin since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.  Follow container directions on application frequency and amount.
  • Make sure window and door screens are in good repair to prevent mosquito entry.
  • Properly dispose of items that hold water such as tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or discarded tires.
  • Clean roof gutters and downspouts for proper drainage and minimize water stagnation.
  • Turn over wheelbarrows, wading pools, boats, and canoes when not in use to prevent water collection.
  • Change the water in birdbaths and pet dishes at least every three days to reduce mosquito breeding.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs; drain water from pool covers.
  • Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours.
  • Prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas
Public health agency surveillance activities for West Nile virus began on May 1 and include laboratory testing on mosquitoes, dead birds (crows, ravens, and blue jays), horses, and humans. People who find a dead bird in their yard or who have a question about a dead bird should call their local public health agency or the State of Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610.  Horse owners should contact their veterinarian to get their horse vaccinated or if they suspect their horse is ill with West Nile virus infection. 

Wisconsin documented its first human infections in 2002 with 52 human cases. Last year, there was only one confirmed human case of West Nile virus infection reported in August to the DPH. 

For more information on West Nile virus, go to 



Thursday, September 2, 2010

New ISilicon Graffiti/i Video: The Quotable Harry Reid

New ISilicon Graffiti/i Video: The Quotable Harry Reid

West Bend Supervisor Bassill Pushes for Recording County Meetings

I support this.  

Michael Bassill is fulfilling a campaign pledge.

The first-term county supervisor is making inquiries to see if County Board meetings can be televised on local cable access channels.

This week, the town of West Bend resident met with the West Bend Community TV Committee to ask about the possibility.

    He learned televising County Board meetings can be done. It’s just a question of who is willing to pay for it.

    West Bend Community TV telecasts city government and school board meetings.