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  1. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    That's socialism! What really works is 2 year long election cycles with as short a period for people to vote as possible!
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  2. cookinwithgas added a topic in The Tinderbox   

    Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials
    Despite voting for the motion, Republican members of the panel all professed not to know who proposed the public-records changes. Joint Finance Committee co-chairman Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, refused to answer a State Journal reporter when asked which lawmakers requested them.
    Speaking after the measure passed the committee, its other co-chairperson, Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, distanced herself from the measure she and Nygren allowed to come forward.
    “It wasn’t my motion, and it’s here as part of a package that came from other members,” Darling said. When asked who those members were, Darling said only that the request had come from multiple sources, then walked away.
    Democrats on the panel railed against the changes.
    “Deals will be done in secret,” said Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton. “Corruption will happen. And nobody’s going to know about it.”
    Critics said the change would make it impossible for voters to know whether special interests are writing legislation.
    “It’s in the cloak of darkness that you want more darkness,” said Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison.
    Budget committee member Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon, said he didn’t seek the changes and isn’t sure who did. “I honestly don’t need (the changes) for my purposes,” he said. “We have nothing to hide.”
    Olsen said lawmakers have previously raised concerns about whether communication between lawmakers and constituents should be public.
    But GOP Rep. Dean Knudson of Hudson said the changes clarify what is a record for lawmakers and would “make it easier for us all to stay on the right side (of the laws).”
    Gov. Scott Walker’s spokeswoman, Laurel Patrick, wouldn’t say whether the governor would support or veto the measure.
    The so-called “999 motion” included numerous items that the leaders of the budget committee proposed to add to the budget with limited public scrutiny. Unlike most budget proposals, the motion is written in a way that prevents the public from knowing which lawmaker suggested which changes.

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  3. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    TN05 is rapidly devolving into a G5 here.
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  4. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic You Know It! I know It Trump Is   

  5. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Common sense and freedom win again
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  6. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Does Bernie Sanders have a chance in this thing?   

    I would love to have Bernie as a President. He would only be a one termer I think but we need one of those.
    I don't think he'd be that successful in implementing many of his ideas without large Dem majorities in Congress which most likely is not going to happen, but at least people would have to listen to his ideas, many of which are great or at least common sense.
    But America does not want a smart president with good ideas. They want someone who looks good on TV, can say the right things when needed, and knows how to wear an American flag pin. Policies and ideas are second tier considerations.
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  7. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic The Dukes of Hazzard pulled from TVLAND   

    The fact that perhaps 10 percent of the population had a come to Jesus moment concerning this dumb flag is actually a big deal disguised as nothing important.
    The whole "pride vs. racism" thing has taken a big pivot to the correct side of history, and it's another chink in the armor of the defenders of this idea that the Confederate flag is some kind of symbol of pride or whatever. Seems to me that half of the people that still support flying that thing are more into it because it's an anti-establishment thing to do, not because of some affinity with a cause.
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  8. cookinwithgas added a blog entry in Tailgatin'   

    I hope this becomes somewhat interesting for those of you that enjoy the pregame festivities as much as the game itself! I will be doing some writing on prep, supplies, tools, recipes, links to our tailgate photos etc.
    I've been fortunate to be involved with a great group of folks that call ourselves Pantherfanz - our website is if you want to check it out. I've been with them since 2002 and we've had a lot of great times, and pulled off some pretty epic parties in the lot over the years. Our main cooking platform has been our Brinkmann smoker with our favorite thing to cook being our Pantherfanz Pork shoulder, but we've modified our routine over the years by introducing an electric smoker to help with the sometimes large amounts of food needed. We also have another really large grill that can hold an entire pig if needed, and there are always a few folks who bring their own grills so finding some heat is usually not a problem.

    The smoker also has two high output gas burners which are insanely helpful, they can boil giant amounts of water quickly, get coals hot in minutes using a coal starter, and we have a metal cooking surface that sits on top of them for making stuff like cheesesteaks. Most people pulling into a parking lot space are not going to be able to lug around this much hardware, but you can get single portable burners that hook right up to your propane tank. One thing you never seem to have enough of at a tailgate is time, so being able to quickly heat up food and serve it = more time hanging out!

    I like cooking for people, coming up with a plan, and prepping the night before the game, it's kind of like tailgating starts the day before that way. There are a lot of factors to consider when you are cooking in a parking lot for a lot of people - one thing I learned early on is that you can't forget to bring plates or bowls, forks and knives etc. for whatever you are cooking. It's a fact that whenever I think that we have all that stuff covered in the general supplies...we don't. People are a lot more likely to try your creations if you can provide them something to put them in!

    Stay tuned....
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  9. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Have a happy and safe 4th of July   

    I understand and will make sure my wife brings a quiche. In a separate car.
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  10. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Star Wars Battlefront...   

    im going to have to buy a PS4 just to play this game. let us know how your testing goes!
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  11. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Have a happy and safe 4th of July   

    We will be at my brother in laws right down the street and I would really like to do that, it's been forever. And it was a lot of fun being with you all.
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  12. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic New plaques at BOA entrance   

    I'm not really sold on the statues looking into the stadium instead of out onto the street but I get it. The benches are a great addition, they are also adding what looks like an elevated plant/garden area between the east and north gates, right against the stadium. They just moved the barriers and covers out of the way this week and I have not wandered over there since, maybe I can do that this afternoon.
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  13. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Have a happy and safe 4th of July   

    Hey do you all go to the fireworks down at the golf course?
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  14. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Knights Games   

    Im going tonight with my stepson. Tickets are actually thin, this place sells out pretty much.
    Went a couple of weeks ago and was amazed at the quality of the estrogen based scenery in the park.
    Tickets are 25 bucks down to like 8 for standing room. Thursdays are cheap beer nights, 3 dollar domestics is a decent price for a sports venue. There are several food options that are pretty good.
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  15. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic The Dukes of Hazzard pulled from TVLAND   

    how did we further establish marriage as a state institution? by letting more people do it?
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