Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Topic: Town Hall
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th)
When: 10/31/2009
Starts: 10:00 AM
Where: Brown Deer Village Hall
4800 W. Green Brook Drive
Brown Deer, WI 53223

Topic: Town Hall
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th)
When: 10/31/2009
Starts: 01:00 PM
Where: Elm Grove Village Hall
13600 Juneau Boulevard
Elm Grove, WI 53122

Internet Czar Susan Crawford to Resign

The internet should be open, competitive and free, not artificial freedom in the form of government control.

Crawford is expected to resign at the end of this year. Keep your eyes and ears open for her replacement.


White House technology policy adviser, Susan Crawford will leave her position in January to return to the University of Michigan Law School where she is a tenured professor, according to the Obama administration.

Crawford, known as a proponent of controversial net neutrality rules, has been on temporary leave from the university to serve in the White House. That sabbatical, which began two months after she received tenure at the University of Michigan, will end in January.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Receive LEGISLATIVE ALERTS with PRIORITY STATUS via your cell phone!

How can you get your alerts like this?

To be a receiver:

follow badgeralert" to 40404 - and you will get your alerts right to your cell phone!

Even more....
With the message, you won't even have to dial (unless you have an older cell phone) - the phone number becomes a link and you can just click it!

Planned Parenthood bill WON today, but we can still STOP it

Planned Parenthood just won a Major Victory TODAY against

Wisconsin's families and Wisconsin's Christian values!

The vote was a party line vote with the 8 Democrats on the Assembly Education Committee voting in lock step with Planned Parenthood while the 5 Republicans voted in support of the teens, families, and taxpayers of this state. )

Pro-Family Advocates are Needed Thursday to Attend Public Hearing on the Senate Version of the Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Bill - Senate Bill 324. If you have been a part of a Human Growth and Development Committee, we need you! Fill the seats and just come to hold the legislature accountable. Send the message on behalf of FAMILIES.

Thursday, October 29, 2009
9:30 AM
201 Southeast
State Capitol

Senate Education Committee Members Contact Information -
(4 NO Votes needed to stop this Anti-Family Bill)

Assembly Bill 458 - actual text

West Bend School Board Votes to "Tax to the Max" are now the proud owners of more taxation, on top of the school referendum, on top of your home assessment increase despite the poor housing market..... Thank your school board. Thank your "fiscally conservative" representatives, Bruce Koenig and Tim Stepanski, who voted for the levy


Loads of students came armed with signs that read "NO", "NO CUTS", "CUTS HURT KIDS" and the like.

The sound system stunk. Had to strain to hear. Missed some more soft-spoken speakers

The meeting began with a choir teacher receiving an award and a standing ovation, then her presentation of a quartet of young gals dressed in "sailor girl" outfits singing in beautiful harmony.

The quartet was impressive. The school board, however, was not.

WBSD Supt Pat Herdrich started the meeting off reminding everyone about the loss of state aid, and how the school board will be meeting next Monday night to discuss next year's budget that will include them making $2 million-worth of cuts IN ADDITION TO the cuts that will take place with the tax levy vote tonight.

A group from WEAC came forward and spoke some garbled information, one at a time. It did not appear to be anything meaningful from what I could tell. If it was a salary freeze, I did not hear it nor did I get the impression they did anything more than state "we want the community to know that everything is on the table."

One mom spoke and stated she would take cuts for the "non-teachers" over the welfare of her children. She also called out the $3000 spending spree for a California seminar speaker being flown in for the teachers this week instead of looking for someone less expensive and local.

Herdrich gave the same old/same old spiel about the budget reduction process going on for the past 15 years.

Various community members spoke with their thoughts concerning the tax levy.

Those who were for the levy implied that we could not have quality education without increasing the tax levy. We heard we should raise the tax to the cap because "my Dad went there." The other thing I kept hearing over and over (sounded rehearsed) was "How can we expect these children to support us when we refuse to support them in their time of need?" and "They (the children) must be prepared to succeed. They must be prepared to support us." We heard a Chinese proverb from Mark Maley "With crisis comes opportunity." Maley declared "Give this school board and superintendent a chance and I'll guarantee you, they'll get it right."

Teachers got up to the podium with declarations of loyalty to the children, frugality in all things except education, statements of quality education suffering if we don't tax to the cap.

Those who were against the levy brought the recession back to the board and begged for "relief." One woman strongly stated "Stop the lies, stop the hypocrisy and stop using our children." She continued by calling for a voluntary wage freeze for teachers and administration. "We are teaching our children to demand what they want despite the cost," she warned.

Ironically, the students began to take turns at the mic, with a mantra of "we need all of our aids/we need our librarian because I read a lot/we need the Gifted and Talented program because I am so gifted and talented and others who are not as intelligent as me won't be able to adjust to a heavy work load out in the real world without the program." (Didn't make sense to me, either.) One student proclaimed "We may not understand it all, but we know what we don't like."

School board members were able to respond one by one. Kathy VanEerden stated she would support the 10.9% tax levy, and the rest followed suit. Bruce Koenig praised the administration for taking pay freezes, and this was met with general applause. He gave an analogy of building a wood shed without the proper quality parts, stating that the school children were like that project in that what we decide today will affect the quality of their lives for years to come. Tim Stepanski gave a tearful and emotional synopsis of his son's benefit from the AP classes and his ability to clear out college credits before graduating from high school, and spoked in support of the 10.9% tax levy as well. The levy passed with a unanimous vote.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

ALERT! ALERT! Freedom to teach abstinence-only education ENDANGERED. VOTE is NEXT WEEK.

We need 7 NO votes to STOP this bill at the Committee Level.

This bill REMOVES THE FREEDOM of local school districts to write their own Human Growth & Development curricula.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10:00 AM

417 North (GAR Hall)

State Capitol

Assembly Education Committee Members

ALL HANDS ON DECK----calls/emails from across the state should be pouring in to these offices!

Assembly Bill 458 -

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

URGENT! Pro-Life State Workers - FRIDAY DEADLINE!

ARE YOU a PRO-LIFE state worker?

YOU HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY to switch your health insurance plans and send a message that you will not support the Meriter Hospital and the UW's late-term abortion/dissection plan.

October 5-23 is Open Enrollment for 1,000s of state employees. This is the time of year when workers can select their health insurance plan.

Please Boycott these plans:
A) Unity Community
B) Unity UW Health
C) Physicians Plus

Premiums Unity Community Unity-UW Health

Single Plan $626.40/month $576.10/month

Family Plan $1,562.30/month $1,436.50/month

Single $7,516.80/year $6,913.20/year

Family $18,747.60/year $17,238.00/year

Lost Revenue from Pro-Life Boycott

Unity Community Unity-UW Health

100 Single Plans $ 751,680 per year $ 691,320 per year

5 Families $ 93,738 per year $ 86,190 per year

100 Families $1,874,760 per year $1,723,800 per year

The little babies being targeted by the UW's late-term abortion/dissection plan need your urgent help.

Boycott Pro-Abortion Health Insurance Plans.

The time for Wisconsin's Pro-Life movement to unite behind a UW boycott is NOW.

Folks should consider making the switch to life-affirming plans for themselves and their families.

Concerned Citizens of West Bend/Grothman Meeting Tonight 7:30

7:30 P.M.


Who We Are:
We are a Grass Roots Group of “Regular Joe”, Common Sense, Taxpaying United States citizens that have decided to find the time to make an impact on the futures of our towns, cities, counties, states and country.

Our Mission:

To preserve, promote, and nurture the constitution at local, state and federal levels by educating the public on current and pending legislative policies, and to help constitutionally conservative individuals obtain and maintain political offices through fund raising and campaign assistance.

Our Goals:
1. To educate, and become more educated on current local, state and federal, political issues.
2. To seek out, promote, and elect constitutionally conservative individuals to office.
3. To return our cities, counties, states and country back to the tax paying citizens, one seat at a time.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

West Bend Common Council Agenda/MONDAY OCT 19


OCTOBER 19, 2009

Common Council

The following matters may be discussed and possible action taken:
1. Consent Agenda:
a) Approve the Reports from the Finance Dept. from August 2009
b) Resolution – Transfer of funds to Budget Reserve Account.
c) A Resolution Transferring Funds – Rolfs Park Projects.
d) A Resolution Accepting various donations to the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department.
e) Approve use of Walnut Street parking lot by Downtown West Bend Association for Winter on Main, December 4, 2009.
f) Approve grant application for the Municipal Street Improvement Program (MSIPGT) for the 2010 Pavement Maintenance Program.
g) Authorize sale of vehicles at auction. (Parks, Recreation and Forestry)
h) Temporary Class B Beer/Wine License for St. Frances Cabrini Parish on November 6, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and November 7, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. for a Variety Show Fundraiser being held in the Church Hall and Kitchen.
i) Approve Operator’s Licenses for the Following: Ryan Bero, Monica Blair, Kilah Engelke, Rachael Ethier, Rick Ingham, Shelby Keller, Michelle Krezman, Sara Mielke, Andrea Schroeter and Amber Wetzel.
2. Decision regarding procedures for long term storm water maintenance agreements.
3. Decision regarding Storm Water Management Practices Maintenance Agreement with the Kettle Moraine YMCA (1111 W. Washington Street).
4. Decision regarding Revolving Loan Fund Agreement for Mangold Center.
5. 6:30 p.m. A Public Hearing Levying Special Assessments for the Downtown West Bend Business Improvement District.
6. A Resolution Levying Special Assessments for the 2010 Downtown West Bend Business Improvement District.
7. Ordinance Rezoning the former Gehl Company west plant parcel (12.27 acres) from M-2 Heavy Industrial District to MXD Mixed Use District.
8. Approve Mayoral appointment of Terri Otis to the BID Board (replacing Ray Lipman).
9. Announcements and Proclamations

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Feingold "LISTENING SESSION" Green Lake County, Oct. 18

Senator Feingold "Listening Session"
Brooklyn Town Hall
Green Lake County
N5988 County A
Sunday, October 18, 2009
11:00-Noon (longer if more people attend)
Located about a mile and a half East/Southeast of "downtown" Green Lake on County A
(NE corner of the actual lake itself)
This is a good central location for many to go and
take a stand on the issue of ObamaCare.