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National Consumer Protection Week - 7 Days, 7 Tips, 1 Smart Consumer

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"slut" "prostitute": Right-wing media?

Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown University woman a "slut" and "prostitute" for supporting the guaranty of support for contraceptives for women.   There is no place in the media for low-life statements like that.  It is indicative that Limbaugh has no civilized retort that he can call upon.  Once again, he reveals his crude, gutter, Neanderthal, and thug language and personality. 

There is not much to say in defense of Rush Limbaugh anytime.  But now it is atrocious.  Now it is time to call him to task.  Now is the time when any civilized man or woman should make it be known that this is below the action of any human being in the media, right or left, Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal. 

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The results are in.  I could almost hear the Republican leaders praying as hard as they could that these primary elections would stop and one candidate would clearly evolve.  It was not to be.  Barbara Bush called this the worst campaign in history.  This immature bickering is truly hurting the Republican Party.  Though he has stumbled often, President Obama had to deal with an atrocious legacy from President Bush, a worldwide economic struggle, etc.,  It is nothing short of amazing that President Obame just might win the next presidential election.  The Republicans need a better candidate...badly.

Santorum seems to strongly appeal to religious fundamentalists.  Romney gets support from wealthy big city voters.  One has to wonder why neither seems to represent democracy, equal rights, the working poor, and unemployed vets of Iraq and Afghanistan who are struggling economically and in other ways.  We need a president for all the people.  President Obama has represented all the people, and especially the underserved.  And his personal moral, ethical, and family values have been higher than any President in recent American history.  Yet, people like Santorum proclaim their superior Christian values, even while lying about Obama's religion, citizenship, etc.  With the current list of presidential candidates in play, Obama will win in the next election.

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Change your clock, change your battery!

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As you change your clocks tomorrow morning for daylight savings time, don't forget to also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector are the only things in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire or carbon monoxide problem 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke or carbon monoxide, yet without a working battery, these devices cannot do their job.

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The old Republican Party is gone.  The Party formed in a little frame building in Ripon, Wisconsin is a thing of the past.  The progressive GOP of President Theodore Roosevelt is dead.  The party of President Abraham Lincoln that spoke out against slavery and advocated for equal rights for all is kaput.  The standard-bearers for the Republican Party ideals of William F. Buckley and Senator Robert Taft has been taken over by extreme, fringe, right-wing groups.  Civility left with the Old Guard of the Republican Party.

Today's spokespersons for "conservative causes" have moved farther and farther toward an American fascism.  Cloaked in ideals like freedom, they want to foist their government on women to be required to have this or that procedure done, with or without their permission.  The GOP of democratic government now wants a right-wing government [i.e. Bush-Cheney] that can concoct secret, favored, no bids necessary [l.e. Halliburton].  The Party that has become more and more militaristic and warlike to fill the pockets of war corporations, is often led by a draft-dodger many times over [Cheney] and a man who used his father to keep him out of Vietnam or from taking any orders from his military superiors [Bush].  The GOP that fought to keep us out of war, now stands at the forefront of assertive military adventurism in Iraq and elsewhere so the coffers of war corporations can be filled. 

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A Promise Kept

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Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama expressed his interest on how to make the United States self-sufficient for its energy needs. This includes sharp increases in the price of coal, which translates into high electric rates, and perhaps five dollar per gallon gasoline.

If you been to a gas station lately, you will see that this promise of high gas prices a promise that the president delivered on. The mainstream media and the Democrats are doing their best to ignore any stories about high gas prices. Four years ago, they blame President Bush for high gas prices that were taking too much of a bite out of the middle class and low income Americans. Now with Barack Obama in the White House, they are saying that there is nothing the president can do about the high prices. So, middle-class Americans, they up. The payroll tax cut is supposed to be providing 40 bucks a paycheck that can go directly into your gas tank. And if the president says that there is nothing he can do, there is nothing he will do.

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Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin Recognizes Outstanding Community Supporters at Evening of Impact

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Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin Hosts Annual Evening of Impact on March 20th 

Easter Seals Evening of Impact is an annual event to celebrate our accomplishments with our outstanding community supporters who have made a significant on Easter Seals in 2011. This year, Easter Seals Evening of Impact will be held on March 20th at the Radisson Hotel West.

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Far be it from me to judge anyone's claim to being a Christian, Moslem, Jew, or any organized belief system.  But it is worth pointing out that there is a very wide variance in what poses as Christian principles in politicians, especially presidential candidates.  Most politicians who proudly pound their "Christian" chests and announce to the world how pure, prinicipled, honest, and true to the foundation of their belief they are, seem to be a little off-base when one looks further at their actions and their strange pronouncements.

It is understandable that people may question the religious beliefs and actions of the President of the United States.  But even the most honest and objective person must acknowledge that there have been charges made about Barack Obama that have no basis in truth or actuality.  To question whether Obama is a Christian forces to the surface questions about such charges, and further, forces a comparison of beliefs with those leveling the charges.  There are many conflicting and strange manifiestations of this among the current crop of candidates challenging President Obama.  Consider...

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Risky drinking is dangerous and deadly

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Mike Nichols’ “In My Opinion” column published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, (“Student drownings are sinister enough,” March 9) quoted a sociology professor as saying, “People don’t want to see their own behavior as something that puts them at risk.” 

Especially when you live in Wisconsin and the behavior in question is related to drinking.

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what some REALLY don't like about Obama

Who doesn't like President Barack Obama?  We have heard many general or bigoted or untrue criticisms about Obama, but let me ask you directly, what kind of people do not like the guy?  Specifically, all you prancing Christians, what has he done wrong?  Comparing President Barack Obama, to any list of prior Presidents, what is it about him that bothers you?  What don't you like about him in regard to.....

He was born into poverty.  He was raised by a single parent.  He was labeled a black man.  He overcame what would usually limit him or hold him back as other black kids.  He was selected by Harvard University over many, many kids who grew up in far more favorable and comfortable surroundings.  He rose to a leadership role at Harvard.  He took a job that paid a low salary as community organizer.  He was a successful lawyer.  He rose above all the limitations to become a United States Senator.  As a relatively young man, he addressed the Democratic Party's national convention as a keynote speaker.   He married a black woman.  He had two daughters.  His marriage and personal life have been marked as a marvelous example of morals and ethics.  Although his detractors have dug deeply, they have not found any evidence of adultery, lies, deceptions, cheating, ad infinitum.  He inherited the presidency from a failed administration that had piled up huge debts, had given many secret "gifts" to war and greed corporations, illegally and with lies it invaded a sovereign nation [Iraq], turned a federal budget from a large surplus into a horrible debt, and became an embarrassment to the world.  Obama immediately took steps to stop the horrible economic and moral slide that had characterized the Bush administration.   Obama was awarded a Nobel Prize.  Against strong opposition from the Republicans, Obama correctly saved the American auto industry and prevented a million workers from becoming unemployed.  Obama supported a risky operation to capture and kill Osama bin Laden.  Our current President has conducted programs that have slowly turned around horrible mistakes of every kind by his predecessor.  President Obama has been a wonderful example of how to be a father and husband.  He has withstood slings and arrows of lies and distortions about his birthplace, his citizenship, his Christian faith, and a host of other sinister attacks.

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Tomorrow Night - Green Lantern!

Terrific Tuesday Movie Night!

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday March 20th at 6:00 PM, for our showing of "Green Lantern".

It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and runs 114 minutes long.

*Since the movie is rated PG-13, we do request that parents/guardians accompany children under 13.

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Tonight - Green Lantern!

Join us tonight, Tuesday March 20th at 6:00 PM, for our showing of "Green Lantern".

It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and runs 114 minutes long.

*Since the movie is rated PG-13, we do request that parents/guardians accompany children under 13.

Reminder - Adult Book Club Tonight!

Join us for our next Adult Book Club on Wednesday March 21st! It begins at 7:00 PM in our community room.

We will be reading "Friendship Bread" by By Darien Gee.

Want to join in the fun? You can sign up at our reference desk, or by calling us at 414-357-0106. There are copies of the book available for those who are registered.


I smile at the politicians who stand up with a straight face and tell an audience that this candidate [himself] is honestly this or that, and he sincerely believes this or that, and that he is the epitome of honesty and integrity, and blah, blah, blah, and PEOPLE BELIEVE HIM!  Yes, I smile, but it is really a tragedy.  How in the world can people be so gullible to believe all these lies and distortions ...and then defend this hypocrisy!

Newt Gingrich is the most obvious "sacred" deceiver.  He began the trek toward impeaching Bill Clinton when Newt was Speaker of the House, while Newt was himself fooling around with young staffers and, by the way, was also married.  But Newt not only cheated on his wives, he was spectacular in choosing the circumstance to inform them.  He told one wife that he was leaving her while she lay in a hospital bed having just been given a cancer diagnosis.  After several marriage failures, he concocted a new modus.  He converted to the strict requirements of the Roman Catholic religion through the experiences he had with a woman he would later marry.  Of course the catechism he used to convert was done while he was cheating on his wife with the woman who was Catholic.  How's that for decepton?

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Each of us has his/her own set of principles, beliefs, and strongly held opinions.  We each express our actions and reactions in a unique way.  Far too often, each of us becomes a little too self-righteous.  I confess to it myself.  I, too, become something less than rational or objective when it comes to topics I feel strongly about.  Mea culpa.

When someone is especially confessional to us, and expresses something that reveals their vulnerability by admitting to this or that temptation, we tend to judge them.  What we rarely see is that we have our own set of errors in judgment, flawed thinking, strange habits, etc.  Self-awareness is something I strive for because I think it is something that helps us get closer to the truth [whatever that may be or not be].  We usually are our own roadblock to truth and accuracy.

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Learn With Us!

Please join us for any/all of the 30 minute sessions!

All sessions will be held from 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM in the library's community room.

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Theatrical Thursday - The Muppets!

Join us this Thursday March 29th at 6:00 PM for this hilarious and heart warming family film!

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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