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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 02:18 PM
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21. A miscellaneous post
I incorrectly used "American Medical Services/AMS" when referring to Wally Hilliard's former Green Bay insurance company American Medical Security/AMS in post#20 and went past the edit time.

Wisconsin still does not have a State budget approved, the partisan conflicts are billions of dollars apart.

Compounding that are the tolls that the devastating floods and other climate related factors (from drought to crop and property destruction, etc.) are wreaking on everyone.

The uncertainty of the world wide financial crisis (brought about by unsound and corrupt policies that have only benefited the ideological extremists and criminals in the privatization gang that has redistributed everything that they had authority over to themselves) has intensified the considerable anxieties people are experiencing about recovering from these unprecedented losses or even making short term plans.

A couple of political news items from the past week (related to this thread's OP subject line) are posted below.

"Walker to return $50,000 in campaign donations" by Steve Schultze (8-23-2007 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=651595

"Ambassador Green aims to take a bit of Wisconsin to Tanzania" by Kelly McBride (8-24-2007 Green Bay Press Gazette)
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artic...

Mark Andrew Green retained a considerable amount of Republican 2006 out of state contributions when he shifted from running for reelection as 8th District US Congressman to Governor-even when use of that money was determined to have been unethical, improper, and was supposed to have been returned Ambassador Green kept it.

Oh well, he's a Republican lawyer and now Ambassador to Tanzania. I didn't know that Mark's dad, Jeremy Green, was a South African physician and that his mom, Elizabeth, was from Britain. Mark was born in Boston and his family moved around quite a bit before locating in Wisconsin.

I didn't know that Mark briefly (5 days) was in the US Navy as an Aviation cadet-Mark made some conflicting statements about those 5 days of military service, then admitted it.

Here's a profile from Source Watch's Congresspedia about the new Ambassador to Tanzania.
Mark Andrew Green
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Mark_Green

I do know about Mark's efforts to make the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives a permanent one. I know about his avid involvement with Ducks, Unlimited and several other organizations.

In these days faith can a good thing-but not when it's part of government "policies and projects"-it should be as our currently papered over Constitution says.

Remember former appointed Republican Governor Scott McCallum? There is quite a bit that I have learned about Scott that I wasn't aware of. Scott McCallum was the first Christian Scientist to be a Governor.

Since we have so many Wisconsin citizens in need of emergency relief maybe Scott's position as President and CEO of the Dallas, Texas based disaster relief organization Aidmatrix can help them (if he's still there-certainly he has the hook-up if he isn't).

"Internet charity has a Wisconsin flavor in CEO Scott McCallum" by Tom Still (7-5-2005 Wisconsin Technology Network)
http://wistechnology.com/article.php?id=1967

Scotty might have some more clout as a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, even if he's not there anymore he has another hook-up to draw on to help Wisconsinites today. The Discovery Institute has come up with many creative ways to use the people's assets-and Scotty has always had a few ideas along those lines too.

"Former Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum Joins Discovery Institute as Senior Fellow" (4-20-2004)
http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?comma...

That's it for this post. To those who have been following this thread your positive input is welcomed.










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