Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Corporate-Business Owner Contributors to Governor Scott Walker

With various pro-union groups asking for “boycotts” here is how you can find contributors.  The list of Governor Scott Walker’s contributors are all on the internet.  There are 91,000 of them but just go after the one’s in your home town/neighborhood.  For instance—you can ask for the contributors for a given zip code.    Just imput those items  onto the following website: http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/dataondemand/84390642.html

The following list of large, corporate PAC contributors was compiled by using the website.

Take a special look at the SIG, Susquehanna International Group, contribution of $18,000

Also look at the various Walton family items—Walmart PAC, Arvest Bank, individuals of the Walton family.

Scott Walker
6/1/2010
Hendricks, Diane M
1 Abc Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511-4466
EXECUTIVE VP -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
ABC Supply Company
$7,500
Details

Scott Walker
12/27/2009
Hendricks, Diane M
1 Abc Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511-4466
EXECUTIVE VP -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
ABC Supply Company
$2,000

Scott Walker
9/9/2009
Hendricks, Diane M
1 Abc Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511-4466
EXECUTIVE VP -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
ABC Supply Company
$500

Scott Walker
10/18/2010
General Electric Company Political Action Committee (GEPAC)
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 900W, Washington, DC 20004
$2,500

Scott Walker
10/18/2010
Buhler, Robert A
660 Rockefeller Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045-3142
EXECUTIVE
Open Pantry Inc.
$4,000

Scott Walker
10/8/2010
Johnson, Peter
2867 Bible Camp Road, Mc Farland, WI 53558-9291
EXECUTIVE
Hy Cite
$10,000

Scott Walker
10/8/2010
Johnson, Erik
5029 Saint Cyr Road, Middleton, WI 53562-2424
PRESIDENT
Hy Cite
$10,000

Scott Walker
10/18/2010
Hall, Jack
N7265 Shacks Road, Mauston, WI 53948-9566
Shipwreck Bay Bar
$2,000

Scott Walker
10/8/2010
Giuffre, Dominic J.
6635 S 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221-5248
VICE PRESIDENT -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
Fruehauf-Giuffre Brothers Cranes
$4,000

Scott Walker
10/8/2010
Koch, Jeff
997 Meadow Lane, Plain, WI 53577-9642
PRESIDENT/CEO
Westbrook Associated Engineers, Inc.
$3,750

Scott Walker
10/8/2010
Kraemer, David R
719 Farwell Drive, Madison, WI 53704-6031
PRESIDENT
Edward Kraemer & Sons
$3,750

Scott Walker
10/8/2010
Wal-Mart Stores,PAC-Resp Govt
702 SW 8th Street, Bentonville, AR 72716
$15,000

Scott Walker
10/7/2010
Wakefield, Mark
PO Box 147, North Lake, WI 53064-0147
MORTGAGE BROKER
Centurion Financial Group
$1,500

Scott Walker
10/7/2010
Dickinson, Jeffrey
8265 N Faulkner Road, Milwaukee, WI 53224-2842
BUSINESS OWNER
Marking Services Inc
$2,500

Scott Walker
10/7/2010
Fettig, Robert
N2425 Main Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-3808
CEO -- AD02 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Tonkcraft Corp.
$5,000

Scott Walker
10/6/2010
Larson, Mark
W945 County Road Np, Rubicon, WI 53078-9752
PRESIDENT
Hustisford State Bank
$1,000

Scott Walker
10/6/2010
Karrasch, Richard C
8743 368th Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105-8582
VICE PRESIDENT
Kenosha County Tavern League
$550

Scott Walker
10/6/2010
Cross, Roger D
PO Box 173, Waupaca, WI 54981-0173
OWNER
Chain-O-Lakes Marine
$1,000

Scott Walker
10/6/2010
Hager, John E
127 W Hidden Trail, Apt. 101, Elkhorn, WI 53121-4509
BUSINESS OWNER
Little River Inn
$1,200

Scott Walker
10/5/2010
Taylor, Don L
27100 Shananagi Lane, Waukesha, WI 53188
BANKER -- FI02 - FINANCIAL - BANKING
Waukesha State Bank
$1,000

Scott Walker
10/5/2010
Cummings, Brian G.
S42W34721 Big Oak Drive, Dousman, WI 53118-9717
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER
MRED-Cummings
$1,900

Scott Walker
10/5/2010
Solberg, Trygve A.
PO Box 50, Minocqua, WI 54548-0050
RETAIL GROCER
T.A. Solberg Company, Inc.
$1,500

Scott Walker
10/5/2010
Einhorn, Nancy
8205 N River Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217-2546
DIRECTOR
Einhorn Family Foundation Inc
$5,000

Scott Walker
10/5/2010
Einhorn, Steve
8205 N River Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217-2546
PRESIDENT
Einhorn Associates, Inc.
$4,000

Scott Walker
10/5/2010
Hartung, Daniel J.
7850 Noll Valley Road, Verona, WI 53593-8735
PRESIDENT
Hartung Brothers, Inc.
$2,400

Scott Walker
10/5/2010
Kraft, Robert W.
1479 E Lilac Lane, Fox Point, WI 53217-2960
CHAIRMAN AND CEO
RCI FPP
$5,000

Scott Walker
10/5/2010
Lancaster, Jon
725 Farwell Drive, Madison, WI 53704-6031
AUTODEALER
Jon Lancaster,Inc
$2,500

Scott Walker
10/4/2010
Frink, Kevin
48 Lookout Hill Road, Peterborough, NH 03458-1508
MANAGER
I-Robot
$10,000

Scott Walker
10/4/2010
Katz, Rosalind
1270 Round Hill Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1950
HOMEMAKER
Homemaker
$10,000

Scott Walker
10/4/2010
Katz, Arnold
1270 Round Hill Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1950
PRESIDENT
AMK Concepts
$10,000

Scott Walker
10/4/2010
Atwell, Robert B.
3486 Solitude Road, De Pere, WI 54115-8617
BANKER
Nicolet
$2,500

Scott Walker
10/2/2010
Stayer, Launa
1136 Riverview Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53083-3072
VP
Johnsonville Foods, Inc.
$7,500

Scott Walker
10/1/2010
Schneider, Thomas J
2968 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek, WI 54212-9414
OWNER
Schneider National Inc.
$5,000

Scott Walker
10/5/2010
3M Company PAC
3M Center, Bldg. 224-6S-03, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000
$2,500

Scott Walker
10/18/2010
Johnson, Jill
N9505 Thunderbird Lane, Merrillan, WI 54754-8033
The Mug and JJ's Pizzeria
$1,127

Scott Walker
10/1/2010
Dubois, Sylvia
N19W26511 Milkweed Lane, Pewaukee, WI 53072-6625
SEMI-RETIRED EXEC -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
Standard Process Inc.
$5,000

Walker
10/1/2010
Dykema, John N.
1535 Fox Ridge Court, De Pere, WI 54115-1907
PRESIDENT/OWNER -- AD02 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Circle Packaging Machinery
$5,000

Scott Walker
10/1/2010
Kohler, Jr., Herbert V.
444 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI 53044-1515
CHAIRMAN AND CEO
Kohler Co.
$2,000

Scott Walker
10/1/2010
Gentine, Louis P.
PO Box 747, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-0747
CEO -- AD02 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Sargento Foods Inc.
$2,500

Scott Walker
10/1/2010
Brownell, Steven
504 W Glenview Avenue, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-2708
EXECUTIVE
Chef Craft Corporation
$1,000

Scott Walker
9/30/2010
Peters, Michael
4645 County Road Y, Saukville, WI 53080-1117
BANK MGMT
Securant Bank & Trust

Scott Walker
9/30/2010
Krause, Mark
20565 Chadwick Lane, Brookfield, WI 53045-3364
FUNERAL DIRECTOR
Krause Funeral Homes, Inc.
$1,000

Scott Walker
9/30/2010
Hogan, Mark R
2510 N 90th Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-1812
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
M&I Bank
$5,000

Scott Walker
9/30/2010
ABCPAC-WIS
5330 Wall Street, Madison, WI 53718
$10,000

Scott Walker
9/30/2010
Schuette, Thomas J
7500 Bluebell Drive, Wausau, WI 54401-8283
PRESIDENT -- AD02 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Wausau Homes
$3,000

Scott Walker
9/29/2010
Sharp, Richard L.
501 Rivergate Drive, Richmond, VA 23238-6422
CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CarMax
$5,000

Scott Walker
9/29/2010
Walton, Jim—possible Walton heir

308 NE C Street, Bentonville, AR 72712-5331
BANKING -- FI02 - FINANCIAL - BANKING
Arvest Bank Group

$1,500

Company history of Arvest Bank per Wikipedia:

It has been reported by many sources including Forbes that Arvest Bank is owned and controlled by the Walton family of Walmart fame, although Arvest is operated separately from the famous retail chain. Sam Walton's son Jim runs the company. In 2003, Jim, his brother and his mother owned a combined stake of 96.14% of the company.

Since its early days set in the backdrop of 1960's small-town America, Arvest Bank has evolved from a group of small banks to a big bank. The bank has experienced significant growth both in its size and depth of products since its early days. Arvest claims to have kept its community foundation while offering customers the convenience and technological advantages of a larger corporation, keeping stability, sound financial practices and customer service at the heart of its mission.[1]

The Arvest story began in 1961 with the majority shareholders’ purchase of The Bank of Bentonville in Bentonville, Arkansas, which was followed in 1963 with the acquisition of a small bank in the nearby town of Pea Ridge, Ark. In 1975, another bank was purchased in the neighboring town of Rogers, Ark., and for almost a decade afterwards, these banks, each of them run independently and managed locally, were the entire banking network now known as Arvest.

 

Scott Walker
9/29/2010
Mitchell, Susan M.
5250 N Kimbark Place, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217-5334
PRESIDENT
School Choice Wisconsin
$2,500

Scott Walker
9/29/2010
Greenberg, Joel
727 Merion Square Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035-1505
EXECUTIVE
SIG Financial Services
$6,000      Susquehanna International Group—per Wikipedia

Susquehanna International Group of Companies (SIG) is a privately held global investment, trading and technology firm servicing securities markets worldwide. SIG comprises a number of affiliated entities specializing in trading and proprietary investments in equities, fixed income, energy, commodity, index and derivative products, private equity and venture capital, research, customer trading and institutional sales. Susquehanna is probably best known for expertise in derivatives pricing and trading, especially equity options.

SIG is a specialist or DPM (designated primary market maker) in approximately 600 equity options and 45 index options on the CBOE, AMEX, PHLX, and ISE, including big name equities such as Google, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, GE, Pepsi, and Microsoft and indices such as Nasdaq and Russell 2000 options.[1]

SIG was founded in 1987 by Jeff Yass, Arthur Dantchik, Steve Bloom, Eric Brooks, Andrew Frost and Joel Greenberg. The six original partners remain principal owners of the business. Yass and Dantchik are actively involved in the firm's trading strategies on a daily basis. Frost supervises private equity investments.[3]

[edit] Poker

Poker pervades the culture of SIG. The founders and senior traders believe that poker teaches lessons on risk taking that are applicable to trading in financial markets. SIG hosts an internal poker tournament annually and has even used poker as a recruiting tool. The company employs Bill Chen, a World Series of Poker star, in its quantitative trading group. [4]

Scott Walker
9/29/2010
Yass, Jeff
214 Cheswold Lane, Haverford, PA 19041-1804
EXECUTIVE
SIG Financial Holdings
$6,000  Susquehanna International Group 

Scott Walker
9/29/2010
Dantchik, Arthur
206 Maplehill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035-1308
EXECUTIVE
SIG Financial Holdings
$6,000  Susquehanna International Group

Scott Walker
9/29/2010
Walton, Lynne—A Sam Walton heir
308 NE C Street, Bentonville, AR 72712-5331
INVESTOR -- FI07 - FINANCIAL - FINANCIAL SERVICES
Walton Enterprises
$1,500

Scott Walker
9/29/2010
Walton, Christy—a Sam Walton heir
970 W Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001-9475
INVESTOR
Walton Enterprises
$1,000

Walker
9/28/2010
Marks, Susan J.
19019 W Observatory Road, New Berlin, WI 53146-3407
CEO
Pinstripe
$10,000

Scott Walker
9/27/2010
Deere & Company PAC - WI
One John Deere Place, Moline, IL 61265
$7,000

Scott Walker
9/24/2010
Cline, Chris
430 Harper Dr, Beckley, WV 25801
BUSINESS OWNER
Cline Resource and Development Company
$8,000

Scott Walker
9/22/2010
Burke, Virginia
44 Harborview Drive, Racine, WI 53403-1098
CEO
Modine
$1,000

Scott Walker
9/22/2010
Wanek, Todd
W26921 Mesa Lane, Arcadia, WI 54612-9022
EXECUTIVE -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
Ashley Furniture Industries
$2,500

Scott Walker
9/22/2010
Wanek, Karen
W26921 Mesa Lane, Arcadia, WI 54612-9022
EXECUTIVE
Ashley Furniture
$2,500

Scott Walker
9/22/2010
Wanek, Joyce
1205 Snell Isle Boulevard NE, St Petersburg, FL 33704-3035
OWNER
Ashley Furniture
$2,000

Scott Walker
9/21/2010
Hendricks, Kimberlee
2353 N Parker Drive, Janesville, WI 53545-0715
MANAGER -- SA08 - SALES & MARKETING - RETAIL/SALES
ABC Supply
$1,000

Scott Walker
9/20/2010
Lucier, Larry
834 Terraview Drive, Green Bay, WI 54301-1450
BUSINESS OWNER
Seven-Up Bottling Co., Inc.
$1,000

Scott Walker
9/16/2010
Strong, Richard S.
115 S 84th Street, Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1473
OWNER -- AD04 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS/DIRECTORS
Baraboo Growth
$5,000

Scott Walker
9/16/2010
Freeland, Richard
7100 W Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46804-6236
FRANCHISEE
Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne
$2,400

Scott Walker
9/16/2010
Divelbiss, Richard J. J.
4405 Fox Bluff Lane, Middleton, WI 53562-2325
PRESIDENT
Pizza Hut of Southern Wisconsin
$600

Contributions to 2010 Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates - JSOnline

With various pro-union groups asking for “boycotts” here is how you can find contributors.  The list of Governor Scott Walker’s contributors are all on the internet.  There are 91,000 of them but just go after the one’s in your home town/neighborhood.  For instance—you can ask for the contributors for a given zip code.  Here are some of the major contributors for Beloit, Zip Code 53511.  Just imput those items  onto the following website: http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/dataondemand/84390642.html

Quite obviously the largest contributor is ($10,500) Diane Hendricks of ABC Supply Company.  For anyone not familiar with Beloit, Mrs. Hendricks is one of Wisconsin’s richest—over a billion dollars.  Mrs. Hendricks is also a director of Blackhawk Bank, Beloit, Wisconsin.

 

Scott Walker
10/18/2010
Kemman, Roger T.
2550 Lori Ann Drive, Beloit, WI 53511-1927
PRESIDENT/OWNER
Ryeco, Inc.
$500
Details

Scott Walker
10/11/2010
Olson, James M
2228 N Pow Wow Trail, Beloit, WI 53511-2039
BROKER
Amerivest
$1,000
Details

Scott Walker
10/6/2010
Eldred, John and Helen M
1549 S Ridge Road, Beloit, WI 53511-3957
BANK CHAIRMAN
First National Bank and Trust
$500
Details

Scott Walker
9/9/2010
Gonstead, Curtis W
4719 E Needham Road, Beloit, WI 53511-7840
CHIROPRACTOR
Gonstead Chiropractic Clinic SC
$250
Details

Scott Walker
9/9/2010
Fagerstrom, Jerome A.
654 Bluff Street, Beloit, WI 53511-6156
CHIROPRACTOR -- HC02 - HEALTH CARE - CHIROPRACTOR
Chiropractic Care Clinic of Beloit SC
$200

Scott Walker
6/10/2010
Bursinger, James C
2719 Sarah Lane, Beloit, WI 53511-9562
DENTIST
Self
$500
Details

Scott Walker
6/1/2010
Hendricks, Diane M
1 Abc Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511-4466
EXECUTIVE VP -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
ABC Supply Company
$7,500
Details

Scott Walker
5/25/2010
Austin, Brad G
2368 Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI 53511-2448
CONTRACTOR
Corporate Contractors Inc.
$500
Details

Scott Walker
1/8/2010
Knueppel, Susan T
1528 E Colley Road, Beloit, WI 53511-9760
MANAGEMENT
Regal Beloit Corp.
$200
Details

Scott Walker
12/27/2009
Hendricks, Diane M
1 Abc Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511-4466
EXECUTIVE VP -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
ABC Supply Company
$2,000
Details

Scott Walker
9/21/2009
Cornellier, Larry N.
105 Dearborn Street, Beloit, WI 53511-6441
PRESIDENT/OWNER
Cornellier Fireworks
$200
Details

Scott Walker
9/9/2009
Hendricks, Diane M
1 Abc Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511-4466
EXECUTIVE VP -- AD03 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL - EXECUTIVE
ABC Supply Company
$500

Scott Walker
6/17/2009
Austin, Brad G
2368 Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI 53511
Skilled Trades - Construction Services
Corporate Contractors Inc.
$200
Details

Scott Walker
5/29/2009
Barnes, Thomas L
2734 Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI 53511
Administrative Professional - Ex

ecutive Directors/Directors
Amfinity Capital LLC

Scott Walker
5/23/2009
Cornellier, Larry L
105 Dearborn Street, Beloit, WI 53511
Administrative Professional - Executive
Cornellier Fireworks
$200
Details

Scott Walker
5/19/2009
Austin, Brad G
2368 Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI 53511
Skilled Trades - Construction Services
Corporate Contractors Inc.
$250
Detail

Scott Walker
4/28/2009
Hendricks, Diane M
1 Abc Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511
$500
Details

 

 

Contributions to 2010 Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates - JSOnline

Thousands storm the Capitol as state reacts to budget votes in Legislature

Thousands of protesters rushed to the state Capitol Wednesday night as word spread of the hastily called votes that sent Gov. Scott Walker's controversial bill limiting collective bargaining rights for public workers speeding through the Legislature.

Shortly after 8 p.m., hundreds of protesters gathered outside the locked King Street entrance to the Capitol, chanting "Break down the door!" and "General strike!"

Moments later, police ceded control of the State Street doors and allowed the crowd to surge inside. The area outside the Assembly, which is scheduled to take the bill up at 11 a.m. Thursday, was jammed with protesters who chanted, "We're not leaving. Not this time."

Some said they planned to spend the night in the Capitol. Last week, a Dane County Circuit Court judge ordered dozens of protesters who had been occupying the Capitol for more than two weeks to leave.

It's not clear why police abandoned efforts to limit access to the Capitol Wednesday night,

Senate Republicans have exercised the nuclear option to ram through their bill attacking Wisconsin's working families in the dark of night," said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. "Tonight's events have demonstrated they will do or say anything to pass their extreme agenda that attacks Wisconsin's working families."

Click on the following for more details:  Thousands storm the Capitol as state reacts to budget votes in Legislature

Wisconsin governor a polarizer, not a compromiser | Reuters

 

Jensen [friend from 1992 Wisconsin Assembly days]said the unions should not be surprised that Walker has targeted them as governor -- or that he has shown little appetite for compromise in the face of massive public protests.

"They taught him this lesson for nine years in Milwaukee County, where they made it nearly impossible for him to make reforms in a country government that was bloated and headed toward bankruptcy," Jensen said.

"They wouldn't budge an inch. So they taught him exactly what he needed to do when he became governor. Stand firm, make the changes that are necessary, and don't budge an inch."

Click on the following for more details:   Wisconsin governor a polarizer, not a compromiser | Reuters

Wisconsin Senate Advances Bill Opposed by Unions - NYTimes.com

 

The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that
spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday split from the
legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, which
spends no money,
and a special conference committee of state
lawmakers approved the bill a short time later.

Wisconsin Senate Advances Bill Opposed by Unions - NYTimes.com

Casinos, bars could allow smoking again - DailyHerald.com

 

No state has ever weakened its smoking laws.

Gaming Casino Association, said state casino revenue has dropped sharply since the smoke free law was enacted. Swoik, who represents the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, among others, said lifting the ban would help the state compete with surrounding states including Indiana, Iowa and Missouri, which have attracted Illinois gamblers who want to smoke.
Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110309/news/703099897/#ixzz1G9eEimy8

Click on the following for more details:  Casinos, bars could allow smoking again - DailyHerald.com

Americans for Prosperity Road Show is Classic Astroturf | Center for Media and Democracy

the Koch-backed group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), whose four-day, ten-city bus PR event across Wisconsin to support controversial Governor Scott Walker started in Kenosha March 3 and concluded in Madison on March 7 -- but not at the Capitol, where the bus would have been surrounded by the tens of thousands of people gathered to oppose Walker's union-crushing "budget repair" bill. Instead, AFP ended its tour at the Alliant Energy Center, where protesters against Walker's radical proposals who were outside in the cold easily outnumber the pro-Walker crowd in inside the rented space.

AFP is also in Wisconsin with a $400,000 and counting TV ad-buy themed "Who Decides Wisconsin's Future?" in support of Governor Walker. The ad buy has been a subject of two ethics complaints filed with the state's Government Accountability Board.

possesses many characteristics indicative of a front group. It avoids mentioning its main sources of funding, engages in actions that benefit a third party, like a company, industry or political candidate. Its members are not its primary financial supporters, though it touts its membership while not revealing its biggest funders. And, last but not least, AFP can afford to send a custom-painted luxury

PR Disaster on Wheels {Read these  reviews of media across the state}

Click on the following for more details: Americans for Prosperity Road Show is Classic Astroturf | Center for Media and Democracy

Boycott Koch Industries – Avoid These Brands | Chai Life

 

Boycott Koch Industries – Avoid These Brands

February 24th, 2011 Evan

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In an effort to do my small part to harm the extreme right-wing efforts of the Koch brothers, I will be henceforth doing my best to avoid purchasing any and all products from Koch Industries. If you are not familiar with them, they have been secretly funding various tea party efforts and have at least one Governor in their pocket.

For those of you willing to join me in this effort, these are the brands to avoid:

Boycott Koch Industries

Here’s the list, if you can’t read the above picture:

Invista:

  • Lycra
  • Coolmax
  • Tactel
  • SolarMax
  • Polarguard
  • Dacron
  • Thermolite
  • Comforel
  • Antron Carpet Fiber
  • Stainmaster Carpet
  • Cordura

Georgia-Pacific:

  • VanityFair
  • AngelSoft
  • Quilted Northern
  • Sparkle
  • Brawny
  • MardiGras
  • Dixie
  • DensArmorPlus
  • Platinum Plywood
  • ToughRock

International Brands:

  • Demak Up
  • KittenSoft
  • Lotus
  • Moltonel
  • Tenderly
  • Nouvelle Recycling
  • Okay
  • Colhogar
  • Delica
  • Inversoft
  • Tutto

The reference for the above information is:  Boycott Koch Industries – Avoid These Brands | Chai Life

General Strike Called in Wisconsin - Salem-News.Com

It is against Wisconsin law for public workers to strike. It is against the federal Taft-Hartley Act to have a sympathy strike by private sector unions.   So don’t expect to see labor officials spelling out the start of a general strike.  It may be more of a twitter event which just happens.

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker appears to be unconcerned about the looming general strike and continues to push his program forward vigorously.

Unions and other labor advocates have taken a soft position on a general strike due to no-strike provisions in many of today’s labor contracts.   As early as February 21, the Wisconsin South Central Federation of Labor backed, but did not actually call a strike stating "The SCFL endorses a general strike, possibly for the day Walker signs his 'budget repair bill."

Madison Wisconsin Capital Times reports, “both Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and past mayor and current candidate Paul Soglin talked about a general strike at a candidate forum Feb. 23”

A general strike in Wisconsin would be historic.  The last general strikes in the US occurred in Seattle in 1919 and San Franciso and Minneapolis in 1934

The possibility of a strike against consumption would also make a General Strike harder for the governor to resist.

Click on the following for more details:  General Strike Called in Wisconsin - Salem-News.Com

General Strike Called in Wisconsin - Salem-News.Com

Say it is just my guess—but a general strike will be threatened if Governor Walker thinks he “won”when the Dem Senators return to Madison.

A number of labor organizations have proposed a general strike on the day that the reform bill passes the Wisconsin legislature, but there have been more recent rumblings on twitter and facebook proposing an earlier date and making Governor Walker’s resignation the end date of a strike with comments like, “General Strike! Until Walker out! Stay united. Say goodbye to the many with the bully attitude.”

Click on the following for more details:  General Strike Called in Wisconsin - Salem-News.Com

* Saving Money: 101 *: FREE YMCA Membership for Boone County (IL) Residents 12 and Under

The following was taken from the blog of a Y-member:

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

FREE YMCA Membership for Boone County (IL) Residents 12 and Under

I am a member of the Belvidere, IL YMCA and I had no idea that they had this great program going on until I received a newsletter yesterday.  This program has been in effect since January of 2010.  Any youth, 12 and under, who reside in Boone county can receive a YMCA membership AT NO COST!  What a wonderful program!  If you want to check out what the Belvidere YMCA has to offer, you can go here.  They have already granted about 1,000 free memberships to youth and this program is sponsored by the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and the United Way of Boone County.  If you live in Boone County and have kids under 12 go check this out!  If you live in a different county, why not check and see if your local YMCA is offering this same program?
Also, if you are already a member and want to refer a friend to join the YMCA, they are offering a program that will get the joiner fee waived  ($100 savings) for your friend and a free month of membership for yourself.  If you are interested in joining the YMCA - I would be happy to refer you for a waived joiner fee, just let me know!

Click on the following to view the website directly:  * Saving Money: 101 *: FREE YMCA Membership for Boone County (IL) Residents 12 and Under