Monthly Archives: March 2011

Project

Helen stopped by for the day, looking for a chance to vegetate for a day after spending a couple of weeks in Chicago helping to care for her mother, who had heart surgery and is having a slow recovery. We … Continue reading

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Why is this car laughing?

Well, because March Madness this year lasted just about ten minutes, when I realized that I’d end up paying just a bit shy of $30,000 for it — without a snow plow and excluding the cost of a pole barn … Continue reading

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Like most Americans …

… I am not eligible to be sworn in as President of the United States according to a majority of Republican primary voters. No shit. According to them, I can’t be President despite the fact that I was born and … Continue reading

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The final irony …

Governor Walker’s proposed budget is grim, indeed, cutting back just about every program in Wisconsin’s social safety net, including Medicaid and Badgercare, which help the those who cannot afford health care obtain decent care. But all is not lost. Governor … Continue reading

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Oh yeah, the gays …

The political battles over union-busting in Wisconsin have consumed the political oxygen in the last couple of months, and the fight over union-busting and Governor Walker’s draconian budget will be the predominant focus of attention until at least the 4th … Continue reading

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Track

John came up yesterday to make arrangements for a week Monday, when we have the lumber for another thousand-plus ties being delivered. The lumber – 3 1/2 by 6 inches – comes in 8-foot long bundles that weigh about 5,000 … Continue reading

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Texas or Somalia?

I’m having trouble deciding whether the Republicans in this state are trying to turn us into Texas or Somalia. I know this — Wisconsin politics are starting emulate the colorful, no-holds-barred, generally insane Texas politics that Molly Ivins lampooned so … Continue reading

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Double #^!@%^*!!!

I pulled out of the driveway tonight, headed to Baraboo, and the “ABS” light went on, accompanied by a “ABS Fault” message. I drove the truck to Larson’s, which is on the way to Baraboo, and made an appointment to … Continue reading

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#^!@%^*!!!

I was planning to do track work this week, and we’ve got a new layer of ice and frozen, wet snow on the ground. The weather promises to stay cold through the weekend, at least, so it isn’t going anywhere. … Continue reading

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Firefox 4

Firefox 4 was released today, and I installed it on my notebook computer. I can’t install it on my desktop for another six weeks or so, because I use a password-security program from Norton to keep track of the thirty-odd … Continue reading

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