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by Mimi61
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded
Replies: 31
Views: 12919

Re: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded

I found this decision by Gannett reprehensible. Regardless of what you do for a living, all citizens have the right to their opinions, have the right to vote however they choose, and have the right to sign petitions.
by Mimi61
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Dairy Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 5706

Re: Dairy Queen

I just heard - how sad! And why?
by Mimi61
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Kudos Tomahawk
Replies: 1
Views: 3577

Re: Kudos Tomahawk

We were there last weekend - North 4th looks great, and we took in "The Gap is Bridged" festivities at the park. Tomahawk has so much going for it for a small town - there's almost always something to do. I agree, Deb - Kudos Tomahawk!
by Mimi61
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Bridge
Replies: 19
Views: 9075

Re: Bridge

Although I don't currently live in Tomahawk, I think it's great that the bridge will be open tomorrow - on schedule!
by Mimi61
Tue May 31, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID Law and Recall Elections
Replies: 13
Views: 7461

Re: Voter ID Law and Recall Elections

Yes, Catfish, the electoral college does its thing in the presidential election. However, the popular vote in each state determines which candidate gets the electoral votes. So, in that sense, your vote does count. Furthermore, the electoral college has nothing to do with other any other races wheth...
by Mimi61
Sun May 22, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID Law and Recall Elections
Replies: 13
Views: 7461

Re: Voter ID Law and Recall Elections

My mom doesn't drive anymore, so she will definitely be affected by this. Also, because she has some health concerns, she has voted by absentee ballot the last few years. This law changes some of the timelines for absentee voting. I'll make sure my parents know about this, but what about others who ...
by Mimi61
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: School District Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 7821

Re: School District Budget

I have to agree on the concept of making change. I saw the brightest kid I knew struggle with it once as a high-school student. My own son, who I'll admit is smart, but not THAT smart, could do it easily. It's about practice and actually "using" a skill. I had two years of high school Span...
by Mimi61
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: School District Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 7821

Re: School District Budget

Did I say we don't teach them cursive, how to construct sentences, use grammar, spell correctly, and how to do mental math and math with paper and pencil? As a matter of fact, I rarely let my students use calculators, because we teach for understanding and not just finding the right answer. However,...
by Mimi61
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: School District Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 7821

Re: School District Budget

Old Scout - Ultimately, the job of the schools is to prepare students for the workplace. Can you think of a job nowadays where students are not required to understand and use technology? My son just started his first job that potentially could become his "career job." He works for a compan...
by Mimi61
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Deer Trail Lodge or Red Arrow Lodge
Replies: 27
Views: 39029

Re: Deer Trail Lodge or Red Arrow Lodge

Deb, Red Arrow was on the north side of Lake Alice, and Deer Trail was north not too far from Lake Nokomis, if I'm remembering correctly. They were definitely two different places. If I had to guess, the switchboard may have come from Red Arrow - it was much more fancy than most resorts in the area....
by Mimi61
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???
Replies: 49
Views: 21992

Re: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???

http://www.thewheelerreport.com/release ... 5barca.pdf

According to Peter Barca, the Republicans raided the Employee Trust Fund yesterday!!!!!!! Another promise broken!!
by Mimi61
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???
Replies: 49
Views: 21992

Re: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???

But wait, there's more... Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions. Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of em...
by Mimi61
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constituents question Sean Duffy on Congressional Salaries
Replies: 1
Views: 2368

Re: Constituents question Sean Duffy on Congressional Salari

Outrageous! However, if you check out his personal debt, you can see how he might be having some trouble making ends meet. Do we really want someone who has accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars of personal debt working for us in Washington? Not sure if he's too good at budgeting. Now, if I w...
by Mimi61
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???
Replies: 49
Views: 21992

Re: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???

This is a fascinating article about today's hearing proceedings from the Milwaukee Journal - Sentinel. No matter how you slice it, it sure appears there was a lot of monkey-business going on before that vote took place.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolit ... 59714.html
by Mimi61
Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 51358

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Walker's agenda - Divide and Conquer! I'd say he's doing a pretty good job, wouldn't you?
by Mimi61
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Tomahawk High School
Replies: 109
Views: 40597

Re: Tomahawk High School

Kerry, I just want to add one more thing. Regardless of who you are, public or private employee, I don't know too many people who are just going to say, "Oh, $3000 less per year, that's not so bad. I'll just suck it up and not complain..."
by Mimi61
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???
Replies: 49
Views: 21992

Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???

Here are the things that SCARE ME about what's happening in this country. According to Rachel Maddow on MSNBC: 1. The Koch brothers are now the 4th wealthiest (combined wealth) in the WORLD. 2. Last year the Koch brothers netted $9 BILLION in personal wealth. 3. One Koch brother imitator was the onl...
by Mimi61
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 51358

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Ken and I must be twins separated at birth or something - I share his views entirely. Its' downright scary to me that there are still thousands of people who cannot see this for what it is... First, it was never about the money. Weeks ago the unions conceded on all monetary issues, yet our governor ...
by Mimi61
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Tomahawk High School
Replies: 109
Views: 40597

Re: Tomahawk High School

Why did spending the last hour helping my freshman daughter with American Government just make me really really sad???
by Mimi61
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Tomahawk High School
Replies: 109
Views: 40597

Re: Tomahawk High School

@Tom B. Yes, we do it for the kids. The hours at school, the hours working at home on schoolwork, taking classes and credits to further our education and maintain our license, the nights awake worrying about the kid who's having trouble in math or the one who has a suspicious bruise... But does that...
by Mimi61
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Tomahawk High School
Replies: 109
Views: 40597

Re: Tomahawk High School

We pay 95% of their health care for life. With the bill, it still is a steal, we would pay 87%. To KrystalKlear - This is simply not true. I'd like to know where you get this information. As a teacher in a rural school district, upon retirement I will receive a small stipend to go towards my health...
by Mimi61
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 51358

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Thank you, Ken - a voice of reason!
by Mimi61
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 51358

Re: State Budget, State Workers _

neup99 - This video from "Faux News" is way beyond biased - it's a lie!
by Mimi61
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 51358

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Please Governor Walker, tell me how our shortening the school year will help our educational system. Your plan to eliminate the mandatory 180-day student year doesn't make sense to me. Yes, I know the minutes per year will stay the same as schools can lengthen the days, but as an educator I know tha...
by Mimi61
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 51358

Re: State Budget, State Workers

...and that's why the Koch Brothers donated $43,000 to Scot Walker's campaign fund.

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