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Cream City Paranormal Researchers! Monday October 15th!

Looking for something different? Unusual? Paranormal, even?

The Brown Deer Public LIbrary welcomes Cream City Paranormal Researchers, a Milwaukee-based paranormal research team.

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Wednesday - Snow White and the Huntsman!

Join us for our next teen movie night!

Wednesday October 3rd, beginning at 6:00 PM

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Criticism? First, know your history

 Perhaps the greatest anger and critical rants that I receive come from people who believe the mythology about the United States; they have drunk the Kool-Aid.  There is nothing more viscious than a right-winger who thinks God and all the forces of the world are on his or her side.  Exhibit A might be Timothy McVeigh.  He was so incensed by the federal government that he chose to blow up the federal building in Oklahoma City and kill hundreds of his fellow citizens.  THAT is homegrown terrorism.  But it gets worse.

The real terrorism that is being foisted on the U.S. is also by its own citizens.  Greed mixed with wealth is doing its best to punish the poor and middle class for not being millionaires.  There is absolutely no excuse for not being rich.  And because you are not rich and greedy, the right-wing wants to choose to take away a few precious crumbs of yours so the rich and greedy can receive yet more tax breaks and special favors.  Look at the federal budget.  The military-industrial complex gets the most.  Republican President Eisenhower warned us about the greed of the military-industrial complex.  Who do you suppose benefits most from the huge Pentagon budget?   Ex-CEO of Halliburton, V.P. Dick Cheney, saw to it that his old company got many sweetheart and non-bid contracts.  It is happening right now, this minute.

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Theatrical Thursday! Madagascar 3

Join us for our next family film night!

Thursday October 25th
6:00 PM

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Cream City Paranormal Researchers! Here Next Week!

Looking for something different? Unusual? Paranormal, even?

The Brown Deer Public LIbrary welcomes Cream City Paranormal Researchers, a Milwaukee-based paranormal research team.

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WATCHING & ACCEPTING U.S. DEMISE

Amidst all the platitudes, cliches, and niceties we are fed regularly by the media and all that appears on radio and TV that is purchased by wealthy individuals and huge corporate conglomerates, Americans are lulled and duped into thinking that these economic and political swings are normal.  If you do not know historical accuracy, you accept all this as normal.  You stand by and surrender to your wealthy masters.

We have no clue that today both major American political parties are right of center.  The Democrats have yielded/surrendered/ceded their progressive stance to more conservative forces, and the Republicans have moved farther and farther to the right.  What we are left with is a nation whose political, economic, and social face is now accepted as that of "true" Americana.  We, without realizing it, are  now beholden to a greed that uses flavoriings from whatever movement will give them more special favors and sweetheart deals.

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Friends of the Library Present their annual auction!

Friends of the Brown Deer Library present their annual auction!

Thursday November 8th, 2012
Preview begins at 6:00 PM
Auction begins at 6:30 PM

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Madagascar 3! Thursday October 25th!

Join us for our next family film night!

Thursday October 25th
6:00 PM

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Superhero Party! October 24th!

Superhero Party! Wednesday October 24th from 6-7 PM!

Make your own superhero mask!
Go through superhero training!
Eat superhero treats!
Have superhero-sized fun!

Space is limited, and registration is required.

You can register at the reference desk, or by calling the library at 414-357-0106.

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OMG, We deserve better!

I don't know, maybe it is our own fault.  Maybe our political and historical ignorance has caused it.  Maybe our own bigotry and insensitivity have brought it to be.  Whatever the cause, it seems obvious that the four top offices in the U.S. should go to people far better qualified than those we must give our vote.

I carefully watched the Presidential  and Vice-Presidential debates.  Not much there.  A leading nation in the world can do better than those guys.  A leading nation in the world MUST do better.

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CANDIDATES AVOID PRIME TOPICS

If we had legitimate presidential-level candidates running for the White House instead of bought-and-paid puppets, they would be discussing some extremely important topics that are being avoided.   

Why are our top four candidates not focusing in on the following...

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Learn about your library's resources!

Learn about your library's resources!

Sessions will be held from 6:03-7:00 PM in the library's communityr oom.

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Learn About Your Library's Resources!

Learn about your library's resources!

Sessions will be held from 6:30-7:00 PM in the library's communityr oom.

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"You damn right..." I M 4 Tammy Baldwin!

It astounds me how Wisconsin citizens buy the crude snake oil pitches of Tommy Thompson.  Haven't you had enough of this small town carnival side-show?  Tommy reeks with the smell of the small town hick who played the big peoples' game of politics and turned it into $13 million of his own money.  It has been done many times before by others, but it is usually limited to places like rural Mississippi or Alabama.  The only requirement is that you either turn your back on ethics and morality or simply don't know any better when it comes to principles.  With Tommy, you take your pick.

His legend is branded into Wisconsin mythology.  His record as Governor of Wisconsin is still heralded by many as a great one.  His fight for the common man is believed by many.  His down-home approach with the public is embedded in our state's story-telling ["Believe me, ladies and gentlemen..."].

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Whatever Happened to Simpson Bowles?

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

I, like all of you, share the concern with the national debt. This is been a perennial topic for generations, and because we're still talking about it today, no viable solution has been reached. I am also in agreement that the time to act is now in order to preserve it fiscally fit nation for our future and the future of those who come after us. At the end of last month, we concluded our fourth year in a row in which the national debt has exceeded $1 trillion. Obviously, Washington is not serious about seeking a solution to this long-term problem of long term debt.

Each time we elect a president, their administration pledges to put us on a track for a balanced budget, a surplus, and retirement of our debt. As we know, that has not happened recently. After major dissatisfaction with the previous administration, we elected our current president abound with pledges to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. This president has claimed to inherit $1 trillion fiscal deficit and pledged in February 2009 that he would cut that deficit in half by the end of his first term. If we look at the results of the last fiscal year which ended on September 30, it was not even close. We elected this president on the pledge that he would go through the budget line by line looking at every program and asking if it was effective. But for the politically aware, we know that the president has not passed a budget in the past three years. So I guess that means promise kept. To quote the president: In 2008, candidate Obama said, "We now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back.... That's irresponsible. It's unpatriotic." And in 2007, he said, "[W]e are also not running up deficits and asking China to bail us out ... it's pretty hard to have a tough negotiation when the Chinese are our bankers."

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Aaron Rodgers for President!

OK, for all of us complainers and huffers and puffers about the candidates we are forced to choose for President of the United States, who would we rather have for a choice for that high office?

Aaron Rodgers, for sure.  If nothing else, he is a "straight shooter."

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Superhero Party Registration Now Closed

Registration for our Superhero Party is now closed!

This Thursday - Madagascar 3!

Join us this Thursday, October 25th, at 6:00 PM for our next Theatrical Thusday!

We will be watching Madagascar 3.

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Tomorrow - Madagascar 3!

Join us tomorrow for our next Theatrical Thursday!

Thursday October 25th beginning at 6:00 PM.

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Spooky Story Contest Ends Today!

Reminder!

If you are entering our Spooky Story Contest, then we need you to turn your entry in by 8:30 PM tonight!!!

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