Come See Feingold With Hintz

Feingold to stop in Oshkosh
Appearing at Hintz headquarters grand opening Sunday
By Jeff Bollier of The Northwestern
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold will be in Oshkosh Sunday evening in support of Democratic state Assembly candidate Gordon Hintz.

Feingold, D-Wis., is expected to speak shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday at the grand opening of the Hintz for Assembly headquarters, 683 N. Main St., the same building that contains Inner Sun Yoga Studio. Hintz is the only Democrat seeking the 54th Assembly District seat currently occupied by state Rep. Gregg Underheim, R-Oshkosh.

Feingold's visit will be part of a trip to the New North region on Sunday as he continues his efforts to get Democrats elected in key regions of the state.

"The senator and his team have been helping us in any way they can whether it's contacting his supporters or trying to get people fired up to be a part of my campaign," Hintz said.

In a July 15 WisPolitics.com article, Feingold mentioned he will support "targeted legislative races" for Hintz and two state Assembly incumbents, two state Senate candidates challenging Republican incumbents and a Democrat running for an open state Senate seat around the state.

"Our goal is to pull as many people as possible to our headquarters and get them signed up for our campaign," Hintz said.

Hintz narrowly lost to Underheim in a crowded state Assembly election in 2004. He will face the winner of a September primary between Republican challengers Julie Pung Leschke and Larry Didlo in the Nov. 7 general election.

Top 5 Things Bush Should Have Vetoed...

...Instead of Stem Cell Research

From the DPW:

Bush Signs Bill Cutting $12 Billion From Student Loans President
Bush signed legislation that cut federal student loans by $12.7 billion - the largest cut in the program's history - and increased interest rates and fees paid by students and their parents. Mark Green voted to cut student aid. [Sources: S1932, Vote 670, 12/19/05; HRes653, Vote 4, 2/1/06]
Bush Signs Big Oil Giveaway
President Bush signed into law the 2005 GOP Energy Bill, which gave away billions to the big oil and gas companies at a time of record profits for the oil companies and record gas prices for consumers. Mark Green voted for the billion-dollar giveaways for Big Oil. [Sources: HR6, Vote 132, 4/21/05; HR6, Vote 445, 7/28/05]
Bush Signs Big Drug Company Giveaway
President Bush signed into law the federal Medicare prescription drug program, which gave away more than $200 billion to the big drug companies, prohibits the federal government from negotiating for lowering prescription drug prices, and threatened to end Wisconsin's successful SeniorCare program. Mark Green voted for the disastrous Medicare plan. [Sources: HR1, Vote 332, 6/27/03; HR1, Vote 669, 11/22/03]
Bush Signs Tax Breaks for Privileged Few
President Bush has signed multiple tax breaks into law that help the wealthy few and provide little to no benefit for the middle class and poor Americans. Just this year, Bush signed legislation that provided millionaires with a $42,000 tax break, but only gave middle class families a mere $20 tax cut. Mark Green has repeatedly voted to give tax breaks to the rich at the expense of working families. [Sources: HR4297, Vote 135, 5/10/06; HR4297, Vote 621, 12/8/05]
Bush Signs Bills to Increase National Debt Limit
President Bush had at least two opportunities to veto increases in our national debt limit, which has increased to more than $8.4 trillion under his presidency, but instead signed the increases into law both times. Mark Green has repeatedly voted to raise the national debt limit by trillions of dollars, including most recently voting to increase the limit to almost $10 trillion. [Sources: S2578, Vote 279, 6/27/02; S2986, Vote 536, 11/18/04]


Quote of the Day: Blogging Edition

Still, Heiferman believes political networking only reaches its full effectiveness when users take the next step: meeting in person. "People need to use the Internet to get off the Internet," he says.

I think this is perfect. While I am on the blogging bandwagon, it needs to be mixed with dorknocking and other real world work. Sometimes people forget....


My Condolences to His Family, but This Wasn't Me...

I have received a number of calls and emails about this, so I wanted to post a note letting people know that I am fine.

The obituary I posted last week was that of my grandmother. The fact that her funeral happened the same day as this incident may have cause some confusion.

My sympathies are with the Hall family (no relation) at this time.

Man who died at NFdL Pool identified
The Reporter Staff
A North Fond du Lac man who died Sunday at the North Fond du Lac Community Pool has been identified as Jeffrey A. Hall, 38, of 155 Broadway St.

An autopsy is scheduled today to determine cause of death, but officials believe he did not drown, said Village Administrator Mell Smigiel-ski.

According to his obituary in The Reporter to-day, Hall died of an apparent heart attack.

"Anything we say today is preliminary, but there might be reason to suspect something other than drowning," Smigiel-ski said Monday.

Foul play is not suspected, he said.

Officers and rescue personnel were called to the pool about 3 p.m. Sunday after pool lifeguards pulled Hall out of the water. He was pulseless and not breathing.

Hall was pronounced dead at St. Agnes Hospital.


Newsweek CW on Bush:


The world is coming unglued before his eyes. His naive dreams are a Wilsonian disaster.

I would say that just about sums it up.