WAUSAU, Wis. – An American flag flown upside down as a protest in a northern Wisconsin village was seized by police before a Fourth of July parade and the businessman who flew it — an Iraq war veteran — claims the officers trespassed and stole his property.
A day after the parade, police returned the flag and the man's protest — over a liquor license — continued.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin is considering legal action against the village of Crivitz for violating Vito Congine Jr.'s' First Amendment rights, Executive Director Chris Ahmuty said.
Just a quick note to all 4 of my readers: For the past few days, this website has been hammered by spam-bots, trying to post spam comments. Not only does it slow down the site, but it causes hundreds of fake comments to be submitted. I have a hard time sorting through these to get to the real comments. If you've posted a comment and it took awhile for it to show up, that's why.
If you sign up for an account, you can post a comment without pre-approval.
I'm working at finding a way to block some of this traffic, and am thinking about cutting off Europe and Asia from being able to see the blog at all. Most of the hits from those countries turn out to be spam bots.
Lewisville mayoral candidate claims solutions for what ails police department.
In the latest screed on mayoral candidate Winston Edmondson’s website, the candidate offered some ideas on fixing what he calls “areas where our police officers feel they aren't getting the support and resources that they need.”
Edmonson addressed several things he claims to have heard from local officers: • The police think the I.C.E. 287(g) program will help in dealing with illegal immigrants. • The new jail is under-staffed. • The police are “denied tools to deal with gangs”. • The police station roof leaks and they need new chairs and desks, which can be provided by donations. • Police would have better morale if they had more patches on their uniforms. (A section later removed from the original posting)
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis, TX) is certainly deserving of WhosPlayin's most dishonorable mention for Texans - The Texas Dim Bulb Award. Given only sparingly in dishonor of the most blatant dumbfuckery, this award is highly deserved by his dimness, Joe Barton for his recent dumbass question that he posed to Nobel Prize winning scientist and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu:
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas: "Dr. Chu, you're our scientist. How did the oil and gas get under Alaska?"
Energy Secretary Steven Chu, D-Calif.: "This is a complicated story, but essentially oil and gas got there as the result of hundreds of millions of years of geology, and in that time also the plates have moved around. And so it's the combination of where the sources of the oil and gas are and...
Rep. Barton: "Isn't it obvious that at one time it was a lot warmer in Alaska and on the North Pole? It wasn't a big pipeline that we created in Texas and shipped it up there and put it underground so we could now pump it out, was it?
Nice job there, Dopey Joe. Knowing that global climate change is a conspiracy invented by the Democrats, you only trust your gut instinct that "book larnin'" and "fancy schmancy scientists" can't be nearly as intelligent as a lard-assed semi-retarded professional politician. With your vapid and maturbatory rhetoric, you took on those evil scientists, with their "evidence" and their "years of study" and their "consensus", and their "scientific method".
You sure trapped that egghead in his own lie, now didn't you. If Alaska has oil under it, then the North Pole must have been warm one time - just like that plate of greasy "freedom fries" from the house cafeteria, right? And if Alaska was warm once, that means there's no such thing as human-induced climate change. And hell, maybe it would be easier to slurp up all that oil up there if it got warmer, right?
No sir, being hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "House GOP's leading expert on energy policy" back in 2002, you were not about to let facts confuse that wrinkly hunk of Spam that passes for your brain with knowledge that most school children learn in junior high or middle school.
After all, your inability to fathom that the earth is more than 6,000 years old is like a badge of honor these days in the G.O.P. Not even the highly paid geologists that serve your Oil and Gas industry campaign contributors could move you. Because you are simply certain that all one has to do to strike oil is "Drill, Baby, Drill".
But, your true dimmitude, other than opening your mouth to prove your ignorance beyond a doubt, was that you were just too damned stupid to realize that you came across like a buffoon. Like putting garnish on a plate of dog turds, you dutifully issued a press release that would have failed any freshman composition class in the most junior of junior colleges anywhere.
You could have buried that press release in your own highly partisan shithole of a website, but instead, you had the balls - or stupidity - to post it on the website of the Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, some of which actually went to grown-up college and managed not to get struck in the head by fastballs.
Here at WhosPlayin, nothing chaps our asses like censorship. In yet another case of a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) Goldman Sachs has tried to muzzle a blogger who has started a website at www.goldmansachs666.com to expose Goldman Sachs' misconduct.
Although I can't vouch for the information being given out there, I can say that it's vitally important that bloggers not be shut down with lawsuits by every corporation that is anxious to keep their misconduct secret. Sunlight is a great disinfectant.
Officials suspect that 9 million gallons of sewage possibly spilled into Stewart Creek in Frisco over the past two weeks. But inspectors say initial testing of the lake water revealed normal conditions.
“There appears to be no impact on the lake at this point,” said Andrea Morrow, a spokeswoman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
City of Frisco utility crews discovered and repaired the broken sewer line Monday.
Stewart Creek feeds into Lewisville Lake, a recreational water body and a drinking water source for cities including Dallas, Irving, Denton and Flower Mound.
Lewisvillians, we have our marching orders. For the next few days, we all drink beer.
The douchebag was on the verge of basically auctioning off President Elect Obama's former Senate seat.
Apparently Blagojevich tried to pitch the deal to Valerie Jarrett, a member of the Obama team. There is speculation as to whether the Obama team may have reported the incident.
Blagojevich is on the verge of impeachment already. Democrats and Republicans both are calling for his resignation. Not only has he corrupted his state government and defiled his office, but he has put the reputation of his party in jeopardy.
I say screw that. String the bastard up by his scrotum, and whip him to within an inch of his life. At this moment, Blagojevich still has the power to appoint the Senate seat. I think the Illinois state lege needs to get him impeached quickly, and just call a special election.
I can't even express how angry I am at this selfish inconsiderate a-hole.
OK, seriously, what the hell, people? Everyone should be able to pass this with at least 60%. Only 29% of people surveyed did. On all but 4 of the 33 questions in the survey, elected politicians scored worse.
51% of elected politicians could not name the 3 branches of government. I bet my 10 year old knows that.
Only 11% of politicians could correctly identify why free markets are better than centralized planning. Are you kidding me? You have a 20% chance of getting that one right.
I missed 3 of the questions. In my defense, they were all history questions. Puritans, Gettysburg Address, and the Anti-federalists.