Big Government

Used clothing and other hazards

I am absolutely livid right now.  I hardly know where to begin I’m so stinking angry. Have any of you heard about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008?  If you have, you probably heard that it was passed to protect children from imported goods that may contain lead or …

2008 Elections

Where’s Pheisty?

Where have I been?  Living.  I’ve been vacationing, helping my husband with repairs around the house, painting, visiting with friends, and of course, working. However, I have to admit that I’ve been very pessimistic about the state of our country lately, so that’s the main reason I haven’t been blogging.  …

Nanny State

Disappointing Legislator of the Week: Senator Sheila Harsdorf

This morning, I woke up and found a Google alert in my inbox, and found that  my last remaining hope in a politician – Sheila Harsdorf – was squashed. State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R –River Falls) and grassroots supporters of the American Cancer Society will join together in support of a statewide …

Nanny State

Ban the Ban Wisconsin

My friend Ryan and I have started a grassroots effort to preserve private property rights  in the state of Wisconsin by standing against the statewide smoking ban being proposed by Governor Doyle. We are in the process of building a website: Ban the Ban Wisconsin.  It is a work in progress, so we …

Private Property Rights

My Resignation from the Republican Party

What follows is a letter of resignation from my position (member-at-large), and withdrawal of membership, from my local Republican Party.  I sent it off today.  I’ve just had enough, folks. Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with regret that I inform each of you that I must withdraw my membership from …

Private Property Rights

The MSJ’s Assault on Private Property Rights Continues…

When something is being forced upon me, I tend to be skeptical of what it is that’s being forced.  Call me crazy. No more than two weeks ago, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a borderline retarded op-ed about smoking bans.  (See my scathing – and somewhat pissy – review, here.)  Well, they’re …

Smoking Bans

Coming Soon to Wisconsin: KY-Coated Smoking Ban

No sooner had I written my post about no longer having any guilt for smoking, did Governor Doyle decide to cater to special- interests and spit on private property rights by calling for a statewide smoking ban. Doyle said Wisconsin must act quickly to avoid becoming the “ashtray of the upper Midwest.” Both Illinois …