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palinbigbazzoo 81 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 19, 2016 11:47 AM Member since: Jun 21, 2012
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  • AMELIA, Ohio — Authorities say the owner of an Ohio gun shop teaching a concealed carry class was fatally shot in the neck by a student who accidentally fired a weapon.

    The (Cincinnati) Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1UI2z35 ) 64-year-old James Baker was shot Saturday while students practiced weapon malfunction drills. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office says about 10 people were taking the class at the time at KayJay Gun Shop in Monroe Township, about 25 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

    Baker died at the scene. The student who fired the weapon was too busy checking the price of wound care company stocks to render first aid or call 911. The other class members were preparing to shoot each other thinking it was a class lesson when someone recalled shooting another person was not a good thing.

    According to the gun shop’s website, the concealed carry class included basic pistol safety instruction, shooting range sessions and a review of Ohio’s gun laws. In light of the situation funeral planning maybe added.

  • According to police the kid wanted a pull up and not a diaper so he pulled out his piece and gave her a round in the back. Then he grabbed his tablet, logged into his Netflix account to watch John Wayne. Mother's Day in Walker's conceal and carry world!

  • Suntanned and well rested from my yachting off the southwest coast of Aussie, talk about no bars, c-phone and booze establishments, at sea I've been out of touch. What do I find on my return, same old same old. The Wisconsin economy continues going south. Thank God for shorts, no not my underwear, shorting Wisconsin stocks. Specifically Oshkosh, Marcus, Manitowoc and even Walgreens (logic there population leaving Wisconsin in Walgreens backyard will be going into CVS areas)
    On to the jobs cuts. Today 125 lawyers are losing their jobs at Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan. Add in the paralegals, law clerks, secretaries, bookkeepers, accountants and even the Starbucks crew, you're looking at around 250 jobs gone from Wisconsin. High paying jobs at that.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    Tired of firing the well off, let's fire some minimum wagers tomorrow.

  • Trash all over the parking lot. Kids, think junior gang members, hanging out inside the store entrance and outside the door. When they're not shoplifting they're panhandling. Outside of one pharmacist with a brain the others are awful. I'm not surprised to see the head of Walgreens is in England, hard as it is to manage a huge chain you can't even begin to do it thousands of miles away.

  • Boy, that is a great sign of economic growth. Just warms your hearts thinking of how Klapp is taking on debt to pay WE Energy dividends as revenue goes south. Too bad WE Energy investors can't invest in Hawaii Electric. They would feel right at home, dividends paid by the board increases in debt and letting their power plants run on dirty oil. NEE stepped in and is going to clean it up.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"

  • The jobs will be gone by Jan 1. Oh, my!
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    Tune in tomorrow, the latest unemployment numbers for the state are as you expected, unemployment up across the board!

  • 20 will be jobless in Stoughton in February. Here's tip for them, Minnesota. Higher income, lower unemployment rate and they're in agony trying to figure out how to deal with a $1.9 billion surplus.
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"
    What's this our unpaid interns have brought us, a major government cut to Wisconsin defense jobs. Tune in tomorrow for the Wisconsin Job Loss Today, home of the action packed pink slip.

  • MG&E went with coal burning at Oak Creek while the rest of the industry went green with gas. Alliant closing the coal burner at Cassville and Sheboygan and building gas plant at Janesville. Duke buying Piedmont Gas and weekly announcements in solar and wind projects.
    Add in high stock price won't support the low dividend with rising interest rates, look for a haircut.

  • No word from HOG how many Milwaukee jobs are going. The spokesman does say Macrito would not confirm how many Milwaukee-based employees will be cut by the end of the month, but he said the impact will be felt locally. That means a number of highly experienced workers, including some who took the early retirement packages, will enter the Milwaukee job market looking for a new career.
    Isn't that just heartwarming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    All together now, "Scott Walker, where are those 250,000 jobs you promised?"

  • 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.

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