Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 31, 2012
REAL COMPROMISE or CAPITULATION? “Dems abandon tax demands, but still no ‘cliff’ deal” is the website promotional headline on an article with the full title, “Senate negotiators yet to reach ‘fiscal cliff’ deal as clock winds down.” The key point of the article is that in spite of the fact that the DEMOCRATS have abandoned the $250,000. Threshold for tax increases. NOW, the proposal opens the door to $450,000 a year! Is this COMPROMISE or CAPITULATION? I note that President Obama campaigned clearly on the $250,000 threshhold. WHY would he NOW allow the GOP to protect the wealthy to $450,000?!
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 30, 2012
KEEP THE VETO PEN HANDY! I am banking on President Obama having really studied our US History with special attention to the experience of President Clinton in 1995 when he used the PRESIDENTIAL VETO PEN to stop the 1996 federal budget sent to him by Speaker Gingrich and the GOP controlled congress. I hope Clinton is communicating NOW with Obama providing healthy advice for NOW. Obama MUST demand a REASONABLE compromise NOW! Do YOU agree?
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UPDATE: Election Cliff (Milton School District) – Fiscal Cliff (US) - GOING OVER BOTH CLIFFS TONIGHT INTO 2013!
Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 29, 2012
UPDATE: Election Cliff (Milton School District) – Fiscal Cliff (US) - GOING OVER BOTH CLIFFS TONIGHT INTO 2013 - I am sure YOU have been following developments on our NATIONAL "FISCAL CLIFF" crisis. I suspect that our LOCAL "ELECTION CLIFF" in our School District of Milton has been flying under the radar... I HOPE NOT! With the deadline for filing nomination papers coming next Wed., 1/2/2013, the "ELECTION CLIFF" comes next Wednesday! Forewarned is forearmed! Is too late?!
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 28, 2012
FISCAL CLIFF and ELECTION CLIFF – Reviewing the various realities of this morning, I started to focus on 2 "cliffs" at hand, but NOW focus on the FISCAL CLIFF and plan to do the ELECTION CLIFF tomorrow. TODAY the media is FILLED with various reports and some AUDACITY of HOPE that our elected representatives will NOT take WE THE PEOPLE of the US over the FISCAL CLIFF. Today President Obama is convening a meeting with the 4-key leaders of our US Congress with the courageous hope for a negotiated compromise. What do YOU expect?
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 26, 2012
"God is with us at worst moments" is a valuable reflection by Michael Gerson published in his OpEd column in the Washington Post and reprinted in today's Janesville Gazette (p. 6A). I found it very meaningful and reassuring. I encourage you to read it.
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 21, 2012
9:30 am - MOMENT OF SILENCE on this DAY OF MOURNING. Reading online this morning, I noted the national response to CT Governor Dan Malloy’s call for a “DAY OF MOURNING” today. Grateful that our WI Governor Scott Walker has responded with his PROCLAMATION yesterday afternoon calling for WI to participate in the DAY OF MOURNING today.
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 15, 2012
Morning of MOURNING! The Gazette headline today screams in HUGE BOLDFACE, “Why?” That's my question! President Obama spoke for me and most Americans, “Our hearts are broken today.” What is YOUR comment?
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 12, 2012
Learn from history or ?? I have repeated again and again the truth that IF we do NOT learn from HISTORY, we are condemned – damned to relive it. And yet, there are so many specific examples of events already in our 21st century which DEMONSTRATE that TRUTH. Do YOU think of an example?
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 11, 2012
Special OPTIMISM for WORLD PEACE! I am feeling UNusually OPTIMISTIC this morning! How are YOU feeling?
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 07, 2012
Pearl Harbor AND THE PHILIPPINES - A DATE THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY! Today is the 71st anniversary of the JAPANESE attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii... 9 hours later, the JAPANESE attacked The Philippines where US troops, including The Janesville 99, were on duty! Remember and be thankful for ALL who served and SERVE NOW!
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 07, 2012
Everyone loves NORWEGIAN Christmas treats! TOMORROW is our SONS OF NORWAY Norwegian Pastry Sale from 8 am - Noon. Alle sammen hjertelig velkommen! (Norwegian = everyone heartily welcome!)
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 04, 2012
Release of ADDITIONAL PUBLIC RECORDS! THANKS to the Gazette! I must again express GRATITUDE to our Janesville Gazette for its STRONG ACTION for WE THE PEOPLE of Milton School District to FORCE our Milton Board of Education to release LEGALLY REQUIRED PUBLIC RECORDS! I hope the Board will clarify for WE THE PEOPLE of the School District of Milton WHY it requires the threat of legal action to make them do their DUTY to WE THE PEOPLE of the Milton School District? Tell us, please, Board President Rob Roy! What do YOU expect from our Board?
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 03, 2012
Real NEGOTIATIONS? FINALLY?! I HOPE SO! Do YOU? Let the REAL NEGOTIATIONS to deal with the "fiscal cliff" BEGIN?
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Posted by JOHN EYSTER on December 02, 2012
"Milton should release records to avoid lawsuit" - COMMENDATION & GRATITUDE to our Janesville Gazette for this VERY meaningful editorial today! Forewarned is forearmed! How do YOU advise our MILTON SCHOOL BOARD?
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