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palinbigbazzoo 31 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 24, 2015 8:27 AM Member since: Jun 21, 2012
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  • palinbigbazzoo by palinbigbazzoo Nov 24, 2015 8:27 AM Flag

    Just another day in Wisconsin, more pink slips. Meriter-Unity is closing a 16 bed facility giving the heave-ho to 44. And you thought being a nurse you where safe from losing your job. Wake up, this is Walkerland!
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"

  • No doubt some were commuting in from Jefferson where Tyson joins Hypro in leaving the community bereft of jobs. Hey, Walker, these are welders, what's up with your claims there aren't enough welders? These are now unemployed. Look for some more sale signs going up on cabins in WE Energy territory as the jobless can't afford cabins.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"

  • palinbigbazzoo by palinbigbazzoo Nov 20, 2015 1:13 AM Flag

    Well, now, there goes another WE Energy customer. Let's not mention the 400 now unemployed residential customers. Maybe they will put lights on their For Sale signs on their houses. lol
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    Hey, let's fire some high tech, manufacturers tomorrow!

  • Finance and accounting got the ax over the weekend. A total of 277 jobs are now gone with the accompanying loss of electricity and gas demand for WE Energy, not to mention the loss of residential consumers for WE Energy.
    All together now, you really must speak up, "Scott Walker, where are the 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    What's this, the anticipated high paying jobs leaving Waukesha for China? Tune in tomorrow for a special edition of Wisconsin Job Loss Today.

  • Oh, dear, WE Energy losing more customers! The American Red Cross is downsizing, closing buildings in Appleton, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

    There’s no need for the large buildings anymore. “For Sale” signs went up earlier this week. There are no employees currently stationed in the Fond du Lac or Sheboygan buildings, and only one worker assigned in Appleton because of previous job cuts.

    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"

  • A fine award attesting to the economic skills of Scott Walker and business leaders like Klappa. There were 7,940 people filing for the first time for Unemployment Comp for the week ending Nov 7. An increase of 224 from the previous week, which the week before that was an increase of something like 480.
    WEC shareholders, you are going to have to stand up to Klappa. His remarks that the Wisconsin economy is blooming in 3rd quarter conference call was bald face lying. He'll lie to you as the day is long unless you start nailing him through questions at the annual and flooding the lead director with missives. Archaic coal burning plants, over capacity, plant closures a daily occurrence almost, Wisconsin GDP with paltry 1.0% growth. Yep, better start working to save your investment or sell.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"

  • Gee, a few weeks ago SC Johnson canned a IT department in Racine now their sending sales and marketing to Chicago. The company is stressing no jobs will be lost, just 175 people will be leaving Racine for Chicago if they want to keep eating. Don't you just love the smell of For Sale signs in the morning?
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are the 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    Tune in tomorrow for a special edition of Wisconsin Job Loss Today.

  • Oscar Mayer announced last week they are moving their headquarters out of Madison and closing the production facility. A couple of years ago, before Walker, they employed 4,000 people. Now it down to 1,000 they will be unemployed. No impact on WE Energy outside of For Sale signs going up on dark cabins owned by Oscar Mayer employees in WE Energy territory. A hundred years of meat production ends.
    Mayor Paul Soglin released e-mail from March showing his efforts to keep the Madison facility going. Scott Walker did nothing now is saying he will try to get them to reverse the decision. Too late Walker, it's already done, go down a put a fork into the unemployed.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    Hey, let's return to WE Energy territory and dump some manufacturing jobs tomorrow?

  • Oscar Mayer announced they are closing their headquarters and production facility in Madison. Several years ago 4,000 were employed there, now it's down to a 1,000. The jobs will be gone by 2017. Already the water utility has announced water rates will be going up to make up the lost revenue from Oscar Mayer. Oscar Mayer had it's own power plant, but look for a drop in power/gas consumption as workers leave Madison for jobs elsewhere.
    Scott Walker who campaigned in Iowa that he was fighting for Wisconsin did nothing while the mayor of Madison contacted Oscar Mayer in March trying to keep the jobs.

  • Target is closing 13 stores, bingo, two are in Wisconsin. Something to be said for the Wisconsin economy there. The Northgate store is closing and something like 95 will be jobless. Seems the whole Northgate area is losing stores.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are the 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    Oh, let's fire'em in 4 figures tomorrow!

  • palinbigbazzoo by palinbigbazzoo Nov 5, 2015 10:54 AM Flag

    Long term debt went from $4,186.4 million as of Dec 31, 2014 to $8,727.0 million on Sep 30, 2015. Cash on hand down to $22 million from $69 million. 71.8% increase in interest expense. Opps, Janet's sent a message interest rates maybe going up. lol
    The company had revenue of $1698.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1897.69 million. Revenue is flat, customer usage up 11% because of weather, figure it out. Customer head count is down as Wisconsin economy is on a secular downfall.
    Oh, dig the jump in cap ex for the aging physical assets especially the Schrock fiasco on the Chicago gas main replacement.
    Getting backed up on business closings and job cuts, maybe doing two a days.

  • Was Thompson recalled by God as being defective? Interesting point. No more do we have to suffer his awful ads for the cockamamy reverse mortgages cooked up by the Alzheimer President, Ronald Reagan.
    Sure they're government insured. If the value of selling the house is below the mortgage, the taxpayer gives the bank the difference. Funny, shouldn't the bank be giving the taxpayer a chunk of their profit, too?
    Let's not mention the cash short seniors have to pay the closing fees to the bank. Fred never mentions that in his unctuous ads.

  • WEDC, the Republican source of funds to return campaign money all from the state taxpayer pocket, is giving $2 million in tax credits to John Deere to expand their Horicon plant. They are shifting production to Horicon from Janesville. The trick is Horicon will be adding 80 jobs while 100 are being fired in Janesville for the same work. Nothing like creating distention as Wisconsin communities are competing for a smaller and smaller piece of the manufacturing pie.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"

  • As UW profs leave for green pastures where college drop outs aren't telling them what to teach and for more money look for more corporate R&D to be leaving Wisconsin. Gone are their research grants, graduates (brains of the future) and assistance in corporate research. This one is in Middleton. Forty jobs gone, 20 will be shifted to a Monsanto facility in Missouri.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"

  • The store parking lot was litter city, kids hanging out at the front door panhandling, my prescriptions had four errors. Talked to the store manager and she was aware of the problems, but had a very casual attitude about solving the problems. II had the stock for 10 years and sold at 88. Bought Abbott and 3M in the sell off. Abbott's up 4 points and 3M up 18. Add in a 2.7% dividend compared to the Walgreen's paltry 1.7%, yeah, I'm happy. Gee, if they can't manage what they have now how are they going to manage a problem chain like Rite Aid?

  • Ministry Health is terminating 500 full time employees at Wisconsin hospitals and clinics. November 28 will be their last day of employment.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    Tomorrow let's stay on the trend of firing high paid, jobs requiring education.

  • Frac sand mine in Augusta is closing giving 27 the freedom of joblessness. U.S. Silica is firing another 16 in Sparta. They already have fired half the employees in previous liberation events. Letters from the companies are now singing a new tune, the downturn isn't temporary.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are you and the 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    Breaking news, Cummins is canning 4% of their workforce. Oh, the joys of liberation cheers must be coming from Stoughton.

  • They're closing. Fifty three workers are now unemployed.
    GE met with union and Waukesha civil officials, the move out of Waukesha to Canada is a done deal. Local officials are now working to find jobs for the 350 unemployed workers. Curious, Scott Walker who opened his pie hole on the campaign trail expounding on how he is fighting for Wisconsin didn't send even a intern to the meeting.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are the 250,000 jobs you promised?"

  • Harley Davidson, losing in the motorcycle market to Indian (you guessed it, Indian is a Minnesota company) is dumping 250 white collars. 1,060 white collars work or used to work in Milwaukee.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are you and your Harley and those 250,000 jobs you promised?"

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    ATTN: Former TEG shareholders

    by whynotjustnuchim Oct 13, 2015 3:46 PM
    palinbigbazzoo palinbigbazzoo Oct 20, 2015 8:49 PM Flag

    If you find a thick envelope in your mail from Computershare and it isn't the annual report and proxy, YOU WON THE BOOBIE AWARD! It's a "new and improved" investment plan that Computershare is notorious for, i.e. fees! Companies add fees to their DRIP when they need cash as business is slumping, kind of like WE Energy where revenue is trending down.

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