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Pasch. Vote Pasch. Bye Bye 'berta!

Although I haven't been blogging a lot recently, it's not for want of opinion.  It's that I can't keep up with all of the GOP nuttiness in our state and in Washington.  With that in mind, and in reverse chronological order, I'd like to take a few moments to air some of my pet peeves over the last several months.

1)  Justices shouldn't choke each other.  I don't know, and won't allege, whether Prosser committed a crime.  However, he's acted with clear malice towards Bradley and Abrahamson in the past year, using the "B" word.  Totally inappropriate.  When called out for using the term, he reportedly blamed them for "setting a trap".  Come on.  Kudos to the powers that be in Madison for seeking a special prosecutor, though. 

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Theatrical Thursday - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

Join us this Thursday for our next Theatrical Thursday!

We will be watching the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It is rated G.

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Recovery Summer 3.0

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Once again, welcome to recovery summer. Remember those green shoots a President Obama talked about a couple of years ago? The green shoots that were supposed to represent growth in the economy? The green shoots that were supposed to tell us that we were are well on the way to recovery? I don't remember them either. Apparently they didn't grow into anything.

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CONGRESS SHOULD BE IN SESSION NOW!

If that debt ceiling train wreck is the best Congress can do, they need to be fired.  And not only didn't they make any progress [a dirty word?], they kicked the can down the road again and went on vacation.  Every voter should show up at their town hall meetings or any public gathering they have and confront them about the idiocy of the last session.  The Congress has been hi-jacked by idiots!  It is not only the Tea Party ignorance, it is the entire Congress of all stripes.  They are not deserving of the high office they hold.  If they do not have enough insight and sensitivity to be embarrassed of themselves, then I want to state here very clearly that I AM EMBARRASSED AT THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS!

It is not an ideological fight based on principles.  It is a bunch of puppets who think they represent certain elements in the electorate that will help them get re-elected.  We need a House and Senate cleaning.  And let's not make the same mistake again and vote in people with an agenda and limited intellectual capacity [i.e. Tea Party kindergarteners].  We need intelligence.  We need principles.  We need honesty.  We need intelligent compromise.  We need people who can see past their own selfish little agenda to get re-elected.

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Theatrical Thursday Tonight! Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Join us tonight at for our next Theatrical Thursday!

We will be watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which is rated G.

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Y 2 Vote 4 SANDY PASCH

If you don't know why to choose Sandy Pasch over Alberta Darling in the up-coming recall election, you simply have not been paying attention.  It is not about political parties.  It is not even about political philosophies.  It is about Alberta Darling's actions showing herself unfit to hold office.

Her recent TV ads, financed by out-of-state political power groups, are atrocious.  She tries to paint Sandy Pasch as against helping vets or their families.  She tries through deceptive image and non- factual presentation to try and show Pasch as unpatriotic.  If anyone is unpatriotic, it is Alberta Darling.  She has turned herself into an undemocratic and unethical liar and deceptor.  

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Next Wednesday - Pint Sized Polkas!

Join us next week, Wednesday August 10th at 7:00 PM, for our next Summer Reading Program Performer!

Nationally-known accordion player Mike Schneider (a.k.a. Uncle Mike) brings a little bit of culture, education, and whole lot of fun to libraries and schools across the country with his Pint Size Polkas program. Children and their families will enjoy learning about the alphabet, numbers, occupations, personal hygiene, relationships, and foreign language through Uncle Mike's catchy polka tunes.

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What Happens Wednesday?

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What is going to be the net effect after these recall elections are finally settled? Will they finally be settled? Will people be happy? I'm sure some will be. Will the recalls be over? Or will we be gearing up for a new round of recalls? Will the union fields and tax-and-spend liberals be gearing up their hate fest for Scott Walker and send us into another six months of negative campaigning and advertising? Civility has become a bad word.

How about more name-calling? Seven months is now a long time. It was seven months ago when so-called leaders like President Obama were calling for an end to the polarizing effects of partisan politics. A new tone was called for. It lasted as long as the economic recovery. Liberals in this state called for compromise but for them compromise means changing your thinking over to theirs. Don't think for yourself, obey the union hierarchy.

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Tomorrow - Pint Sized Polkas!

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday August 10th at 7:00 PM, for our last summer reading program performer - Pint Sized Polkas!!!

Nationally-known accordion player Mike Schneider (a.k.a. Uncle Mike) brings a little bit of culture, education, and whole lot of fun to libraries and schools across the country with his Pint Size Polkas program.

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2011 Friends of the Brown Deer Library Book Sale!

The Friends of the Brown Deer Library are having their annual book sale!
 

Friday August 26th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday August 27th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Free Admission

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Tonight! Pint Sized Polkas!

Join us tonight, Wednesday August 10th at 7:00 PM, for our last summer reading program performer! Pint Sized Polkas!!!!

Nationally-known accordion player Mike Schneider (a.k.a. Uncle Mike) brings a little bit of culture, education, and whole lot of fun to libraries and schools across the country with his Pint Size Polkas program.

 

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OUR FRIGHTENING 'DEMOCRACY'

The lead article in "worldwidewamm" periodical, [July/August, 2011 edition] is titled "What Does 'Material Support for Terrorism' Look Like?"  It was written by Sarah Smith.  I have suggested this periodical and this organization in the past, but this article merits special acknowledgement.  www.worldwidewamm.org

Ms. Smith is a Jewish woman.  She went to visit Israel and Palestine to see for herself what was going on.  Two of the young women she traveled with were Palestinian Americans.  Ms. Smith was not held for any length of time at the border in Israel while her two friends were detained for ten and a half hours or more.

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Is Barry Blameless?

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When the debt deal was completed and signed into law on August 2, the dumb dumb citizens of the United States were assured by the president that crisis would be averted. So what happened? The United States lost its AAA rating. The stock market dropped 1100 points over three sessions. After almost 3 years of age poor economy that does not seem to be getting better, it gets worse.

As in just about any national crisis, people turn to their president for leadership. But those looking for leadership are coming back empty. The president does not provide the confidence to the American people that we can overcome our problems in a convincing way. He may from time to time read the words off his Teleprompter, but that's it. The assurance is empty.

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Theatrical Thursday - Mars Needs Moms!

Join us this Thursday, August 18th, at 6:00 PM for our last Theatrical Thursday of the summer!

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Fall Storytime Registration - Now Open!

Registration for our fall storytime sessions is now open! You can register either at our reference desk, or by emailing our children's librarian.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.browndeerwi.org/brown-deer-services.cfm?id=155

2011 Friends of the Brown Deer Library Book Sale!

The Friends of the Brown Deer Library are having their annual book sale

Friday August 26th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday August 27th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Free Admission

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2011 Friends of the Library Book Sale Begins Tonight!

Preview Sale
Thursday August 25th 5:00 - 6:30
$5 Admission for non-members

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2011 Friends of the Library Book Sale Underway!

The pre-sale sale for the Friends of the Library Book Sale has begun, and the normal sale will continue tomorrow and Saturday.

Check out our Facebook page for some pictures on just how many books and movies there really are in this year's sale! Incredible! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150274737421243.332694.49791821242&type=1#!/media/set/?set=a.10150274737421243.332694.49791821242&type=1

Teen and Children End of Summer Parties - This Week!

Did you finish our Child or our Teen Summer Reading Program this year? Then you are invited to one of two very special parties!

 

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Teen End of Summer Party - Tonight!

Tuesday, August 30

6:00pm-8:00pm

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