Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ANother plea to Mr. Trump

Please, Mr. Trump - do NOT 'fix' Obamacare.

This needs to be completely repealed - U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks has a simple fix. Let's just undo what Obama and Pee-lousy saddled us with.

I would make one change - instead of "Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017", let's make it "effective as of date of passage. We do NOT need the IRS fining people for buying this pig in a poke.

Personally, last year, Obamacare stole $16,000.00 from my wife and me, before taxes, so our income was that much lower when we try to get a mortgage refinance - so we could "enjoy" a plan with a $10,000.00 per person deductible. We got absolutely nothing from Obamacare but a close call with bankruptcy.

Get the DOJ and the FBI investigating health care organizations for RICO and anti-trust violations - and then most Americans will not need health insurance except for catastrophic illness and accident, because health care will be affordable again. This is not the "popular" fix, but it's the one that will actually fix the problem.

We elected you because we were sick and tired of business as usual. "Repeal and replace" will do nothing to solve the real problem.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Constitutional Carry!

We have a new bill here in the Dairy State that would make us the 14th Constitutional Carry state.

I have to thank the Wisconsin Anti-Violence people for alerting me to this. I got calls in to all my Senators and Representatives, and Governor Walker. Some of these people have not even had time to read the bill.

Fingers crossed. It took entirely too long for Wisconsin to pass concealed carry - perhaps we can get in at the beginning this time.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Continuing my harping to our "leaders"...

Sent another comment to Mr. Trump:

Please, President Trump - don't insist on fixing that which cannot work, by definition.

The true problem with health care in this country is the US government not enforcing existing anti-trust and racketeering laws flouted by hospitals, insurers, and drug companies. Protectionist laws favoring US drug manufacturers also exacerbate this.

When the CEO of a non-profit health care organization here in the Beloit, Wisconsin area can bring in over eight million dollars in salary and bonuses, something is seriously wrong. I can expect that kind of salary for a CEO in a FOR-profit business - but non=profit? Something stinks to high heaven here.

When a dose of scorpion antivenom is thousands of dollars in Arizona, and about $100.00 in Mexico just a few miles south, someone has profited by custom-made laws protecting their market.

Almost no one would need more than catastrophic and accident insurance coverage if costs were driven by the free market. It is cheaper for an American citizen to fly to Japan and have a walk-in MRI than to have one here. Once the machine is amortized, the only cost is LN2 for the magnet and electricity - not worth thousands per day by any means.

Fix the problem. Lipstick on the Obamacare pig is a waste of lipstick, and will ensure you are a one-term President - if the health industry does not bankrupt America first.

See http://market-ticker.org/ for some good analysis.

Regards,
Chuck Kuecker
Beloit, WI.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

No surprise

Tammy Baldwin Paid Clinton Lawyer $90K For Crisis Control After VA Scandal

No one should be shocked at this. Tammy Gay has done exactly nothing for the people of Wisconsin except ruin lives.

Where does a politician get $90K to pay lawyers, anyway?

Sheriff Clarke is looking better every day. I wish I could buy one of his bobble heads...


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Another message to my rep

I just got woken up by a robocall from (302) 307 1421 about cheap Medicare insurance. I pressed '1' to hear their agent and get a chance to vent at him/her, but it hung up on me. The phone number on Caller ID was spoofed.

15 minutes later, I got a call from (954) 464-6968 - a Robert Weiner, who wanted to ask about that Medicare insurance. I asked him if he had ever heard of the No Call list - he hung up on me.

So, another email to Rep. Pocan:

Dear Rep. Pocan,
Isn't it about time for Congress to address the spate of robocalls and caller ID spoofing? It's 9 PM here and I just got a robocall from 302 307 1421 'Polling Quest' - asking about if I wanted a cheap Medicare policy - just press 1. It got me out of bed. The call hung up on me after I did press 1.

15 minutes later, I got a call from 354 464 6968 'Robert Weiner' - the 'agent for this scam. Asked him if he had ever heard of the 'no call' list. He hung up. I called back - it told me the number was disconnected, but still allowed me to leave a terse message.

How about a law making these calls illegal? How about some prison time for anyone who spoofs a Caller ID signal?

I'm an electrical engineer - and I know it would be trivial for the telcos to make caller ID unspoofable. The only reason they don't is that robocallers pay their phone bills, I expect.
Do something that will have a positive effect on all Americans, instead of just knee-jerk voting' NO on everything.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Letter to Paul Ryan


Mr. Ryan won't take an email from me, since I am in Demonrat Mark Pocan's district. His voice mail box is full, and has been for the last week. 

So, FAX:
_______________________

Rep. Paul Ryan
U. S. Congress
FAX (202) 225-5117

03/14/2017

Dear Speaker Ryan,

I have the misfortune to reside in Rep. Mark Pocan's district, so cannot email you.

I not that your phone mailbox is full. I can only assume that there is an overwhelming volume of calls concerning the promised GOP repeal of Obamacare.

Obamacare must be fully repealed - not 'fixed', not replaced. The federal government has no role in health care beyond enforcing laws prohibiting price fixing and monopolistic practices across state lines. That is what RICO and anti-trust laws are for.

Please. Do not insult our intelligence. Obamacare was an unmitigated disaster, and the proposed 'fix' does nothing to address the root cause of the cost of healthcare.

Look close to home - how can the CEO of a non-profit hospital group get paid over $8,000,000.00 per year, plus bonuses? Something stinks to high heaven here, and it has been rotting for decades.

Make history. Do something to actually FIX America's healthcare, and not just put lipstick on the pig.

President Trump has done many wonderful things in the short time he has been in office - but "replacing" Obamacare without actually doing anything to fix the underlying cause of high costs will go down in history as one of the greatest betrayals of all time, and will cost him a second term.

Do you really want Hillary Clinton - or worse - in 2020?

Regards,

Chuck Kuecker
 ________________________________

At least I would have sent this - if the FAX number was a working number.

Update - got through to one of his staffers at a different phone # - (202) 225-3031. FAX: (202) 225-3393.

His  voice mail box is still full...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Shared story

Just got another email from President Trump - he wanted to hear my Jugearscare "horror story".

I obliged:

Jugearscare stole over $16,000.00 from my wife and me last year. I was laid off on December 22rd.

The contract house that was paying me did not allow the "holiday pay" for December 23rd, and paid me on December 26th - a new week - so I lost another $315.00 to Jugearscare.

I applied for Wisconsin unemployment. They asked for the gross amount of the New Years Day holiday pay I got - $370.00. But, after THAT Jugearscare deduction, I netted $15. Since Wisconsin only cares about gross pay, I lost that week's unemployment totally.

The Jugearscare "policy" we paid $315.00 per week for included a $10,000 deductible, so we did very little healthcare during the year, as whatever we did only went toward that deductible.

Also, since the deduction is pre-tax, we did not get $16,000.00 credit toward Social Security.

Repeal this horrible law - do NOT "fix" it. Fix the healthcare / insurance / drug industry that has flouted anti-trust and RICO laws for decades.

The Sunday paper here had a story about the head of a local hospital group who makes over $8,000,000.00 per year - in a non-profit organization. Something is very broken there, and a federal "health care law" won't fix it.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Email to Paul Ryan

I could not use his normal email, as I'm in Mark Pocan's district. He's a firm believer in Jugearscare and how we need to be protected from Mr. Trump.

Mr. Ryan is not pushing repeal of Jugearscare - just a polishing of that turd. Here's my comment:

We need to repeal Obamacare, not replace it. The federal government has no place in providing health care to America.

Why not use RICO and anti-trust laws to go after healthcare organizations, insurers, and drug companies that conspire to fix prices and prevent the free market from operating?

Why should scorpion venom antitoxin cost north of $1000.00 per dose in Arizona when it costs around $100.00 in Mexico? Same drug, free market.

Kill Obamacare. That's what we elected Trump to do, among other things - don't obstruct the will of America.

Sent a similar email to Mr. Pocan - got a canned response.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Letter to my senator

Tammy Gay Baldwin is under attack. She's been sending me emails frantically requesting funds to defend her Senate seat from Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County.

Here's my response to her:

Dear Senator Baldwin,

I want to thank you for bringing the candidacy of Sheriff David Clarke to my attention via your solicitations for money. I will definitely be sending whatever I can to support his campaign to unseat you.

I care not what you do in your personal life, or who you have relationships with - it's none of my business, and believe me, most Wisconsinites couldn't care less about your sexuality - but you chose to make an issue of it. So don't get offended when Sheriff Clarke mentions what you have broadcast to all in his campaigning.

You could do some good for Wisconsin in your last months as a Senator. How about a bill to criminalize spoofing or misuse of Caller ID and email? We could put a bunch of the people now actively infringing on our Second Amendment rights in the FBI NICS office and the BAT(F)E to work hunting spammers and con artists rather than harassing gun owners and buyers.

Good luck in your life as a private citizen. I'm sure you can live comfortably on your Senate pension.

Regards,
Chuck Kuecker
Beloit, WI

Sheriff Clarke's web page: http://www.sheriffclarkeforsenate.com/donate/

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Letter to the President

Along with sending notes to my CONgresscritters, I just sent this:

Dear President Trump,

Please follow up on your campaign promises. You have made a fantastic start, but there is much left to do.

We need to finally admit that the Constitution states, in the Second Amendment, that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Several federal laws dating back to 1934 need to be repealed, and the BATFE needs to either be disbanded (preferably!) or lose the 'F', as the federal government has no need for a bureau of 'firearms' in light of that 2nd Amendment.

The several states need to be reminded of this, also. There is no need for country-wide recognition of concealed carry, since every law-abiding American already has that right if he or she cares to exercise it.

If the 1934 National Firearms Act is repealed, the 1968 Gun Control Act and the 1986 extensions to it, as well as the Brady Bill, will have to be repealed, also. This will free up FBI resources that now are charged with checking whether or not Americans should be allowed to buy a firearm, to actually go after real criminals.

Another thing - how about a law making it a federal crime to spoof an email or to spoof a caller ID? Of course, this needs enforcement - perhaps those FBI assets freed up by the repeal of the Brady Bill?

"Gun crime" in New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Chicago would plummet if honest people could easily defend themselves. New York, Maryland, California and Illinois have the strictest - and most Un-Constitutional gun laws in the country. Coincidence?

Build that wall. Any Mexican citizen who wants to truly become an American can do it the same way all my grandparents did it - legally.

Vetting people from Muslim countries that have large incidences of terrorist problems is only common sense. Keep it up.

If you can clean up the gun issues, you definitely have me as a supporter for your second term, if you care to run again.

God bless,

Chuck Kuecker

Monday, January 16, 2017

Letter to my representatives

I have to thank the Wisconsin Against Violence Effort for the opportunity to let my elected officials know I fully support their proposal to allow concealed carry in schools and universities. For far too long, these places have been rendered "free fire zones" for criminal and lunatics by state and federal laws.

Here's what I sent, using their convenient web page:

I applaud the promise, coming from legislative leaders, to listen to the will of the people. In that spirit, I urge you to listen to me about an issue that is critical to our children’s safety.

I fully support proposals to allow private citizens to carry loaded defensive guns in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.  Allowing  any law-abiding person to bring a gun into a school will make our children safer. It will decrease the risks they face because at least there will be the possibility of someone present being able to offer a defense in case of another attempt to use a "gun free" zone as a shooting gallery with helpless victims.

I implore you to put the safety of our children first by supporting this common-sense proposal. Thank you for valuing the voices of Wisconsin citizens.

Sincerely,
Chuck Kuecker
Beloit

Funny thing - after I submitted the above comments, WAVE asked me for a donation. I entered '$0.00" - and got a bunch of errors:



Oops...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Isaac Asimov's prediction coming true

Isaac Asimov wrote numerous stories about robots - the basic premise was that all robots would be governed by the "three laws":

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Now, the European Union is on the verge of enacting legislation to force robot manufacturers to install these laws in all robots: https://www.rt.com/viral/373450-robot-kill-switches-status/

This has been published on Drudge as "Robots get human rights". Nope. They are still our servants.

Left to the manufacturers and programmers is exactly how you make a machine cognizant of "harm to a human"...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New year - new job search

Well, for Christmas, I got a layoff from the 120-mile commute "temp to hire" job I've gone to for the last 14 months. The "hire" part never happened, due to bad management and the fact the company got bought out by a larger competitor effective sometime this year - all engineering is likely going to end up in Iowa. At least it's not going to China.

So, I'm looking again, Got a couple good prospects.

Got a parting gift from the agency that got me the job. They don't pay  holiday pay for the Friday before Christmas - which I billed for, and the client approved. They pay for the Monday after.

So, my last check was one day shy, and today we got a bank transfer for the holiday - $15. $310 was "deducted" for the last Jugearscare "premium" for 2016.

$16,000.00+ stolen from us last year to disappear down the black hole known as Jugearscare,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I'm not going to be bitten twice. Not signing up for that crap if I get a new job and Mr. Trump and CONgress don't come through with their promise to repeal.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

They never quit

Found at Gun Free Zone via From the Barrel of a Gun:

Did Sandy Hook Promise plagiarize somebody else’s film?


We need to keep on calling BS on this crap.

Guns have never done anything violent in the whole history of this planet - unless a human being used them to do something violent.

All "gun violence" is only human violence, excused by the presence of an inanimate object by soft-headed people.












Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wisconsin recount

Rock County just finished, according to the radio news.

Trump up by one.
Hitlary down by two.

That was sure worth all the histrionics.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Injun Summer

Since political correctness will not allow this classic to be published in the big newspapers any more, I guess I'll just have to keep up the tradition.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Never forget

Fifteen years ago, Islam celebrated.

Moment of impact: the south tower is hit

As smoke billows from the north tower, the second hijacked plane bears down on the south tower


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No Islamic country sought or prosecuted the perpetrators. They still condone acts like this through silence or active support.

Never forget.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Reminder

In case you didn't know her history:



How is it possible for any normal human being to support this creature?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New twist on an old scam

Just now, got a "private call" show up on the caller ID. Answered it.

"Hello."

"Hello. Your computer has been generating some serious errors. Press 1 now to be connected to Microsoft Technical Service."

(presses '1')

A foreign sounding voice obviously in a boiler room full of operators - "Hello. How are you tonight?"

"Pretty good. I really enjoyed your computer telling me my Linux computer has Windows problems!"

"Hello?"

Dang, they hung up.

Outrage

If you needed any proof that Jugears Osama is anti-American and everything good this country ever had, check this out:

Exclusive Video: Veteran Forcibly Dragged from Air Force Ceremony for Mentioning God

For countless years, service members have given the “flag-folding speech” at military and civic events, including retirement ceremonies. Traditionally, this speech explains the colors, symbols, and history of the flag.

The flag-folding speech also contains several religious references, including, “Let us pray that God will reflect with admiration the willingness of one nation in her attempts to rid the world of tyranny, oppression, and misery. It is this one nation under God that we call, with honor, the United States of America.”

The speech closes with, “God bless our flag. God bless our troops. God bless America.”
In 2005, the Pentagon changed the speech to remove all references to the divine, substituting additional historical facts such as Neil Armstrong’s planting of an American flag on the moon in 1969. But many service members prefer the traditional speech and desire that version given at their own retirement celebrations.

Received from a friend

No further comment required.
 
Ask your self if you like your life as you have come to know it.   We are in for BIG changes and we aren't going to like most of them.

 
A lot of facts presented but several left out which happened recently in Europe and the U.S.A. Political correctness is wrecking America!
All American's must come together if we are to defeat terrorism. Currently our country is divided and that scares the daylights out of me!

Subject
Wake Up America
 
 
 
This is factually (and historically) correct - and fully verifiable:

In 732 A.D. the Muslim Army, which was moving on Paris, was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.

In 1571 A.D. the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto.

In 1683 A.D. the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian Armies.

This crap has been going on for 1,400 years, and half of the politicians don't even know it.

If these battles had not been won, we might be speaking Arabic and Christianity could be non-existent; Judaism certainly would not exist.

Reflecting:  A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves. 
Pause a moment and reflect back.

These events are actual events from history. They really happened!  Do you remember?  47 years since 1968 and this just keeps going on and on..........

1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.

2. In 1972, at the Munich Olympics, Israeli athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.

3. In 1972, a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach. Shortly after landing it was blown up by Muslim males.

4. In 1973, a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome, with 33 people killed, when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.

5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.

6. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.

7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.

8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.

9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males.

10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.

11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.

12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.

13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon
and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.

14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.

15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by - you guessed it - a Muslim male.
(Plus two other American journalists who were just recently beheaded).

16. In 2013, the Boston Marathon bombing resulted in 4 Innocent people, (including a child) being killed and 264 people injured by Muslim males.
 
17.  In 2016 the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at a nightclub in Orlando Florida by a Muslim male Omar Mateen who made a 911 call during the massacre proclaiming he is an ISIS supporter.

No Obama, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you?
So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people.
So, ask yourself "Just how stupid are we???"
 
AS OBAMA SAID IN HIS BOOK “NOTHING SOUNDS AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE MUSLIM EVENING PRAYERS FROM THE TOWER.”
Absolutely No Profiling!
They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the Obama's security detail, 85-year-old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss.
BUT........leave Muslim males alone lest we be guilty of profiling.
 
Ask yourself, "Just how stupid are we?"
Have the American people completely lost their minds or just their Power of Reason???
As the writer of the award winning story “Forrest Gump " so aptly put it, "Stupid Is as Stupid Does."
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thoughts on Orlando

So, the war we have been ignoring with Islam has come back to America after 15 years.

A Muslim jihadist who may or may not have enjoyed his visits to the Pulse gay club in Orlando finally did his holy duty as a devout Muslim and slaughtered a bunch of infidels involved in acts Allah (and Mohammed, PBUH) don't approve of, in a country described as the Great Satan.

Our "leader", Jugears Osama, can't even be bothered to give a phone call to the governor of Florida - but can call France to discuss the matter. Of course, in hos address to America, Islam and jihad were never mentioned, but sure as shootin', gun control was.

We have Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT, of course) leading a filibuster in the Senate until that body finally "addresses gun control", as if that would have stopped the terrorist. I actually approve of the filibuster - while these idiots are bloviating, CONgress isn't passing any more infringements on Americans.

Talking heads still refer to the "gunman" - I've never understood this term. You never hear of a "knifeman" or a "batman" (baseball, not DC comic), but every shooting has a "gunman". I guess this is a mutation probably caused by chemtrails.

At least the death toll was almost instantly reduced from 50 to 49, as they deducted the quite justifiable shooting of the perpetrator by police from the list of victims.

I was pleasantly surprised to see an email from Russ Feingold about the atrocity that did not once mentioned guns. He did mention one of them "gunmen", though, and not a word about terror or it's cause.

Since when do we lower the flag after a war crime? Did we lower the flag after Pearl Harbor?

Why has there been exactly zero Muslim religious leaders speaking out against this atrocity if Islam is truly a religion of peace? I've heard a couple Muslims decry the act, but then, Islam instructs the faithful to lie when it advances Islam.

In Madison,Billy Graham's son spoke at a rally, and the lefties were out en masse protesting, since he's a Christian and proposes that we follow the law that has served America well for over 200 years, the law that incidentally happens to correspond with many Bible verses. Some of them had an alternative rally where a Jewish Rabbi spoke out urging acceptance, as did a black reverend. There was a Muslim leader there, who's unspeaking image was flashed as the reporter talked about how this rally was supposed to promote peace. I wonder what that gentleman had to say?

And I see now that today there was at least one attack in Texas at a Wal-Mart by a Muslim terrorist.

We are at war, We need to declare this and immediately take up Mr. Trump's idea about keeping people out who profess adherence to a "religion" that justifies acts like Orlando.