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CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS

child safety seat, vehicle laws, inspection

It is summertime and our thoughts are once again on outdoor safety. We make sure our children wear their helmets when they are on their bicycles or scooters. We make sure they have on a life preserver on when they are in the water or on a boat. But how many times are we thinking about the Child Safety Seat that we have in the back seat of our vehicles. Sure it is easy to put them in but are the seats installed properly? The number one killer of children in the United States is vehicle crashes.

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Henna Tattoos with Sadhna Jain on Thursday July 15th!

Join us on Thursday July 15th at 5:00 PM for Henna Tattoos with Sadhna Jain!

Sadhna Jain will show us how to create henna tattoos and teach us a little bit about the background and history of this amazing art form.

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Selling Failure to America

Business, climate change, County Government, Election, Energy, Government, Health Care, News, Politics, Presidential Politics, Reform, Religion, Smoking, taxes

When President Barack Obama was in Racine the other day, he had to face some unexpected questions about the success or lack of success with the so-called Recovery Act. As we know from previous experiences, President Obama does not do well when asked questions posed with an opposing viewpoint. Apparently he has gotten used to the notion that he will come into a city, make a speech, answer a couple of questions any long-winded fashion and leave with a higher approval rating.

When President, got asked about the success of the stimulus bill, his reply seemed a bit hostile. When looking for success, he had to point out that with out the $862 billion stimulus package, the recession would've been worse. How so? How can the "things could have been worse" basis be defended? Of course it can't be. There are no statistics for how bad things could've gotten. I'm sure there are just as many economists were saying that no difference at all has been made. The economy would've been exactly the same, only the money is gone. The portions that did not get wasted went to state governments so they could plug their huge deficits.

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REFLECTIONS ON THE 4th

Taken for granted far too often are the men and women serving all of us in the military, whether in a foreign land or at home.  No matter one's particular viewpoint on any national or international activity, these brave people are at the ready to serve the United States of America.  I was a little kid who played on the grounds of a veterans hospital facility, and learned early-on about the thankless job that they do.  Let us not forget them.  Let us remember them 365 and 24/7.  And similarly, let us not forget our vets.

As we reflect on the place in the world that the United States holds, let us remember to be good neighbors.  Too often we forget that we are by far the main consumer of illegal drugs in the world.  Without our insatiable desire to consume illegal drugs, many of today's international problems would go away.  And just as we as Americans are so quick to judge others, let us look in the mirror.  And just as we are so quick to see punishment as the only solution to our problems, let us see clearly that punishment of drug users is not working.  Therapy and rehab work far, far better than prisons.  I served as president of the board of directors of a drug-alcohol addiction program for offenders coming out of prison.  I know first-hand the failure of prison, and the positive results of counseling and rehab.

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Happy 4th of July!

Just a quick reminder that for one day, we can put all the cynicism aside and come together as a country united in the notion that we kicked some serious British hiney after writing one of the most revered kiss-off letters history has known.

We don't often see it, but there is far more that brings us together in this country than divides us, and we should we proud that we're so lucky to debate the finer points.

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Happy July and a fun new restaurant to try

Horny Goat Hideaway, summer entertaining, volleyball party

Happy July and what a beautiful weekend we had in Milwaukee! I hope everyone had a great 4th and enjoyed the parade, Klode and the fireworks.

On Friday we went to a new restaurant, The Horny Goat Hideaway, located at 2011 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee. You can travel there by car or boat and bring a volleyball because they have beautiful sand volleyball courts. On Friday, the wait was about an hour but the bar is open and airy so the hour passed quickly. Our group tried the pizza, wings, nachos and fries and all were excellent. We ran into another WFB group who traveled by boat, and they raved about the burgers served on pretzel buns. Horny Goat Beer was very good too!

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NOT BIG LEAGUE

I was born and raised in Milwaukee.  Since then I have lived in Illinois, Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, and Virginia [Washtington, DC].  I've traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, met heads of state, celebrities, sports figures, governors, mayors, authors, TV stars, Hall of Famers, ad infinitum.  I've hosted two radio talk-interview programs.  I've given speeches to as many as 10,000 people.   However one thing never left me: the knowledge that my hometown of Milwaukee was a big city, but not truly "major league."  It was not New York or Berlin or London or Paris or even Chicago.

When I moved to Kansas City I encountered some of the same inferiority complex.  One of the first people I met walking around the Country Club Plaza in K.C. was a woman who recognized my "foreign" accent.  She asked me if I were from Chicago.  I told her I was from Milwaukee.  Her mid-major metro inferiority immediately showed itself: "What do you think of Kansas City; kinda a cow town, huh?".

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Theatrical Thursday July 8 - Tooth Fairy

Join us this Thursday, July 8th at 6:00 PM for our next Theatrical Thursday movie "Tooth Fairy"!

It's rated PG for mild language, some rude homor and sports action, and runs 101 minutes long.

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U S versus Them

Business, climate change, County Government, Election, Energy, Government, Health Care, News, Politics, Presidential Politics, Reform, Religion, Smoking, taxes

Some days it's just plain difficult to understand what is going on in America today. One thing we do know is that the United States is on the wrong track. Unfortunately, the government seems content to not only stay on this track, but to pick up speed.

The Arizona immigration law seem to have been a situation that could and should have been handled by the state of Arizona and backed up by the federal government. Instead it has turned into an us versus them situation. Consciously choosing not to enforce the immigration laws that are on the books, the federal government is not letting Arizona worked on solving their own problem. There are either too many Republicans in Arizona or not enough unions in Arizona. During the summer of 2008, immigration was a hot issue. The many candidates for president at the time all have plans on how to handle the immigration problem on the border with Mexico. Then, the economy tanked and the priority shifted. Immigration was shelved albeit promised to be handled in the first year of the Obama presidency. We now know that a year and a half later, things are getting worse.

Arizona carefully crafted a law that would complement the federal law to give itself some power and authority to handle what it viewed as a problem. Although I know where Arizona is, I don't know firsthand the extent of their problem. However, they should be able to address the problem as they see fit. No one is coming to the rescue. Unlike the auto companies, unions, teachers unions, and all the other Democrat special interest, no one is coming to the rescue.

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Eat, Drink and Support Fido

Feasting for Fido, Wisconsin Humane Society

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Reminder - Henna Tattoos with Sadhna Jain on Thursday July 15th!

Join us on Thursday July 15th at 5:00 PM for Henna Tattoos with Sadhna Jain!
 
Sadhna Jain will show us how to create henna tattoos and teach us a little bit about the background and history of this amazing art form.
 
For ages 12-17
 
Registration is limited so sign up at the Reference desk today! You may also register by calling the library at 414-357-0106.
 
We hope to see you here!

Tonight's Theatrical Thursday - Tooth Fairy

Join us this tonight, Thursday, July 8th at 6:00 PM, for our next Theatrical Thursday movie "Tooth Fairy"!
 
It's rated PG for mild language, some rude homor and sports action, and runs 101 minutes long.
 
Popcorn, drinks, and popsicles will be available for purchase.
 
We hope to see you here!

NOT WHAT U THINK

More erroneous assumptions are going to be made of this suggestion in this blog than any I have written.  This is a prime example of what we "know" to be true not being true at all.  OK, let's get to the topic...

I have just finished watching the DVD recording titled "9/11: Press for Truth."  It has again raised questions that have bothered me since the tragedy of 9/11 occured.  Like you, I have been programmed to think that I know the facts about 9/11.  Like a robot, I think questions about it now are simply the acts of kooks who see conspiracies everywhere.  But this IS different.  These are legitimate and serious questions.  People closest to the investigation of 9/11 smell a rat at the hightest levels of government.

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CF, Silver Spring, Klode Playground

Bike Race, Parks, Silver Spring, Trustees, Village Board, Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation

A few items of note:

First up, Whitefish Bay’s 4th of July was a huge success, albeit a sweaty one.   Thousands packed Silver Spring for the parade & Klode for the festival.   Hats off to the WFB Civic Foundation for donating hundreds of volunteer hours, giving up their time for what is Whitefish Bay’s biggest party.   They do an amazing service for our community.

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Tuesday Night - The Amazing Al!

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday July 13th at 7:00 PM for our next Terrific Tuesday performer! 

The "Amazing Al" will be here, with an hour long magic show with 18 illusions. Six or eight of the illusions include audience participation. The audience will be amazed when objects appear and disappear and laugh at the jokes. This is a family show.

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Tonight - The Amazing Al!

Join us tonight, Tuesday July 13th at 7:00 PM for our next Terrific Tuesday performer! 

The "Amazing Al" will be here, with an hour long magic show with 18 illusions. Six or eight of the illusions include audience participation. The audience will be amazed when objects appear and disappear and laugh at the jokes. This is a family show.

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Theatrical Thursday - Muppet Treasure Island

Join us this Thursday, July 22nd, at 6:00 PM for our next Theatrical Thursday! This week we will be watching "Muppet Treasure Island". The movie is rated G, and runs 99 minutes long.

We are also proud to announce that our new projector has arrived! It was purchased with money donated by the Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club. The image and sound quality are outstanding, and we can't wait to have our first movie night using this wonderful projector.

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Special Repeat Showing of "Tooth Fairy" Next Week!

We are pleased to announce that we will be reshowing the film "Tooth Fairy", which was shown earlier this month as part of our Theatrical Thursday movie nights.

We will be reshowing "Tooth Fairy" on Wednesday July 28th at 12:30 PM.

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Tonight's Movie - Muppet Tresure Island

Join us tonight, Thursday July 22nd, at 6:00 PM for our next Theatrical Thursday! We will be watching "Muppet Treasure Island". The movie is rated G, and runs 99 minutes long.

We are also proud to announce that our new projector has arrived! It was purchased with money donated by the Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club. The image and sound quality are outstanding, and we are very excited to host the first movie night with this wonderful projector.

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Terrific Tuesdays - Jump Giggle Mime and Wiggle!

Join us tonight, Tuesday July 27th at 7:00 PM for our next Terrific Tuesday performer!

Nancy Weiss-McQuide will be here tonight, with her program "Jump, Giggle, Mime, and Wiggle".

"Jump, Giggle, Mime, and Wiggle" is a lively series of stories for children ages 4-10. Acting, mime, juggling, and dancing are utilized to enact stories that portray friendship, equality, and pure fun.

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