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Our taxes in the United States are lower than any industrialized nation in the world, except Japan.

Our taxes in the U.S. are lower than at any time since 1950.

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Even if you are a member of Congress, it is difficult to get an honest budget report on how much we are spending on our various military activities.  The Pentagon is unable to tell the truth.  And the Congress and the President go along with the game of lying to the American people.  If you want to dumbfound your U.S. Senator or Congressperson, come armed with accurate budget facts and try to have a discussion.  They will run for cover.  Your members in the two houses of Congress do not know this stuff.  It is a disgrace.  What makes it a bigger disgrace is that they know they are lied to.  What makes it an even greater disgrace is that some of them seem eager to give the miitary whatever it wants [when I use the term "military" or "Pentagon" I mean all the various private and public facets that go into making up what we call the "military-industrial complex."].

While most pie charts will show the current military expenditure is larger than any other part of the federal budget.  It may be listed as 32% or 35% of the total picture.  That is a bold-faced lie.

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Theatrical Thursday! Star Wars: A New Hope

Join us this Thursday, July 7th, for our next Theatrical Thursday!

We will be watching Star Wars: A New Hope.

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Oh, how some politicians love to hide behind the Bible, or present themselves as pure, put forth the face of an honest man or woman, a Chrisitan of the first order.  Do you actually know anyone like that in politics?  Conservatives and Republicans tend to lean on that false front more than anyone.

In Wisconsin, where we are about to have recall elections for a number of state legislators, the Republicans are actually running candidates on the Democrat ticket.  Yep, died in the wool Republicans running as Democrats just to screw up the democratic election process.  And they are not only doing it with a straight face, they are doing it in the construct of honesty!  How low can you go?  In other words, use any method you can as a Republican to stop a Democrat from being legitimately elected, even if it means lying and misrepresenting yourself.  This is ethics and morals turned on their head, to say nothing of conducting a scam and a sham in an election process.  Is shame vacant from the Republican mind?  What next, using black shoe polish on one's skin to run as an African-American?  Cross-dressing to run as a woman?  Lying about one's military record [oops, that's already been done].

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Well, if what is happening in Britain regarding Rupert Murdoch and the FOX empire hasn't turned your stomach, you will believe and follow anything.  It was not enough for Rupert Murdoch to have FOX News distort so-called "news" and skew it toward the right wing, not enough to feature the absolutely distasteful and crude Glenn Beck, not enough to have its so-called objective commentators on FOX look like a list of Republican presidential hopefuls, not enough for Murdoch in the U.S. to mix tabloid periodicals with TV news reporting, not enough to have FOX News be a shill for big corporations and right-wing politics, Murdoch has sunk to even lower depths in Britain.

Being exposed now in Britain are Murdoch's tabloids and his news periodicals hacking innocent people's phones, even during their times of sorrow and distress.  Being exposed now are secret deals between Murdoch's print and broadcast empire and the police; pay-offs included.  This was revealed in the past, but Murdoch and his representatives always denied it.  Now they have enough goods on him to prove it and make it stick.  And it goes to the highest level of elective office, even a Labour Party prime minister.

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Tonight - Star Wars: A New Hope!

Join us tonight, Thursday July 7th, for our next Theatrical Thursday!

We will be watching Star Wars: A New Hope, and the film will begin at 6:00 PM.

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Next Wednesday - Harry Potter Party!

Are you ready for the last Harry Potter movie to come out? Are you ready for the end?

Get ready for this movie event with our Harry Potter Party!

On Wednesday July 13th, we will have Harry Potter food, trivia, and film.

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Well, it looks as though Rupert Murdoch's assault on journalism is taking a big hit.  One of his major periodicals is closing in Britain.  Major advertisers are pulling their ads.  In Britain, from top of the political-judicial scale to the bottom, the Murdoch "news" empire is finally getting what it deserves: justice.  Thank goodness for The Guardian, and the way they went after Murdoch, and continued their pursuit while he was denying everything for years.  Now let us hope we can drop-kick FOX News to oblivion in the U.S.

Recall elections upon us.  For goodness sake, get rid of Alberta Darling, and vote for Sandy Pasch.

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Rupert Murdoch is rushing to Britain to try and save his crumbling print and broadcast empire, and to save his son Jimmy from going to prison.  Can he save it?  Absolutely!

There are enough big corporations who need his cover and his phony news stories to promote their greed.  Right-wing politicians in the U.S. absolutely depend on FOX News and the Murdoch disceptions to build their careers.  There has been a huge shift in America and the world toward big money.

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Fireworks Cause Global Warming

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

The fourth of July is a unique holiday. People celebrate the fourth by thinking that they are celebrating our independence from Great Britain that was declared in 1776. But what are many people actually doing? It is the day when left-wing extremists will leave the Prius in the garage, and load up the minivan or the SUV with a charcoal grill and drive down to a crowded beach or park and fire up the barbie by dumping about a half can of lighter fuel on it and cook up a bunch of brats and hot dogs.

The pinnacle of entertainment comes after dusk when municipalities with an alliance with capitalist corporations will ignite a pyrotechnics show. Anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes of constant loud noises and flashes of light will lead to the delight of just about all the spectators. Ooh’s and aah’s will be abound. Not being brought to the forefront of anyone's mind is the amount of pollution being pumped into the air. For on this day, greenhouse gases will be forgotten as a salute to the red white and blue.

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Reminder - Mr Steve Performance Moved to August 1!

Reminder! Mr Steve has been rescheduled for Monday August 1st. This change was due to the election today.

This Thursday - Theatrical Thursday!

Join us Thursday July 21st for our next Theatrical Thursday!

We will be watching "Rango".

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Today! Flip Flop Decorating Event!

Flip Flop Decorating Event!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bling out your boring flip flops! Bring a pair of clean flip flops, and we'll supply the rest! Sequins, crystals, charms, buttons, beads, and everything else you'll need to make those boring flip flops fabulous!

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Theatrical Thursday Tonight - Rango!

Get out of the heat, and join us for tonight's Theatrical Thursday!

We will be watching "Rango", which is rated PG.

The movie will begin at 6:00 PM, and refreshments will be available for purchase.

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Village of Brown Deer Regulations for Uncut Grass

The Village of Brown Deer Police Department would is reminding residents about the ordinance pertaining to uncut grass. The purpose of the ordinance is to protect the publics’ health, safety, and general welfare, and to maintain and protect the environment for the people of the Village. Adherence to these regulations helps prevent communicable disease, ensures that insects and rodents do not create human health hazards, and will help maintain quality of life.

According to the ordinance, Sec. 38-3(d)(4)(e), all lawn, turf or grass shall be maintained to a height not to exceed eight inches. This does not apply to any natural lawn or land managed to preserve or restore native Wisconsin grasses, forbes, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, or aquatic plants. 

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Please Keep Your Property Secure

Last summer our department investigated a number of thefts of personal property from open garages. Many of our residents were at home at the time or in the rear yards enjoying the outdoors during the incidents. Garage doors left open made it easier to see and take what was inside.

With the warmer weather people spend more time enjoying the outdoor area around their property. Residents are reminded to keep your property secure during these times by keeping garage and shed doors closed and secure when not in use.

The Reason for Impaired Driving Enforcement: SAVING LIVES

Recently in the news you may have heard about severe crashes involving impaired drivers which have resulted in serious injury and even deaths. Several of these crashes have involved people driving the wrong way on the road. The Village of Brown Deer is not immune from these incidents. On April 28, 2011 at 12:45A.M., the Brown Deer Police Department responded to the 8900 block of North Green Bay Road for a head on crash, which was a result of an intoxicated person driving southbound in the northbound lanes of traffic. As a result of the crash, there were serious injuries, one subject was transported by Flight for Life and two suspects were ultimately arrested for driving while intoxicated. Below are some statistics which reveal the magnitude of the impaired driving problem:

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that during late night weekend hours as many as 10% of drivers on the road are impaired.
  • In 2009, over 10,800 people died in impaired driving crashes in United States. That is roughly one death every 50 minutes. (NHSTA, 2009).
  • In Wisconsin in 2009, 213 people were killed in impaired driving crashes.
  • Every minute, one person is injured from an alcohol related crash (Blincoe, et al, 2002).

Through aggressive impaired driving enforcement, the members of the Brown Deer Police Department are working to make the roadways in our community safer and reducing the number of impaired driving crashes. To accomplish this, the Brown Deer Police Department provides its officers with state of the art traffic enforcement tools. Each Brown Deer Officer is trained in impaired driving detection. Several of the officers have attended additional specialized training. In addition, each year the department participates in the national “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” campaign and numerous local patrol initiatives.

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Tomorrow - World Wide Stories with Kathy!

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday July 27th at 7:00 PM, for our next summer reading program performer!

We will have Kathy Prestidge here, with her fabulous program "World Wide Stories with Kathy"!

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Tonight! Summer Reading Performer Kathy Prestidge!

Reminder! Join us tonight, Wednesday July 27th at 7:00 PM, for our next summer reading program performer!

We will have Kathy Prestidge here, with her fabulous program "World Wide Stories with Kathy"!

A wisher, a liar, a magic bean buyer, Kathy tells traditional and modern folktales with a twist of humor, a kernel of truth and a tingle of suspense.

Next Summer Reading Performer Here Monday - Mr Steve!

Join us Monday August 1st at 7:00 PM for our next Summer Reading Performer, ""!

"The Master Facilitator of Fun" is a musical comedy show of music, magic, ballooning, and more for kids and moms and dads. With a funny grin, a contagious laugh, and an impish childlike enthusiasm, Steve Lundquist is not your run-of-the-mill entertainer.

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