Monday, April 19, 2010

Do Not Blame Barack

I found this inspiring and thought-provoking article on a website called American Thinker. You can visit them at

The article is entitled Do Not Blame Barack, by Selwyn Duke, and the link to it is below:

The article is a bit lengthy, but so worth reading!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

City information

Just to let you all know I posted the city council meeting minutes at this attached site:

We plan on keeping this main blog for state news and other information for everyone. We will post Kiel council meeting info at the site. We would like people from other local communities to start their own blogs and we can link to it off of the main page. This is our first stab at putting this information out. Please attach comments or e-mail us with ideas and suggestions.

Let's all get involved and take back our governments.

Randy Kubetz

READER OPINION-Reader offers call to action, and local option

This is the article Patty wrote for the newspaper in case you did not see it.

4/16/2010 12:04:00 PM
READER OPINION-Reader offers call to action, and local option

To the editor, A Call to Action Have you heard? The State of Wisconsin closed its 2008/2009 books with a $2.71 billion deficit in its general fund. This according to Todd Berry, President of Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. In an article titled "The $2.7 billion state deficit no one told you about" in the Conservative Digest, he further states that this is the fifth consecutive year that the GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices) shortfall exceeded $2 billion and the ninth that it has topped $1 billion. Pew Trusts recently named Wisconsin one of the ten states most in "fiscal peril."

We're in the midst of a recession. The situation isn't getting better. Unemployment isn't going down, jobs aren't coming back and people all over this state are hurting. Nearly 1 in 10 people are out of work. Yet, we have a governor who is not listening to the people when it comes to cutting back on some of the funding, earmarks, and pet projects. Doyle has already purchased the trains for his high- speed train project, an $810 million federal government handout that will cost us, the citizens of Wisconsin, billions for the upkeep and maintenance. He has been pushing the global warming bill, which will increase costs (at a minimal guesstimate of $16 billion a year) to each and every one of us. Why do I bring these issues up? Why do I want to remind anyone of the difficult times we're living in and the problems we have? Because we can do something about it! You see each of us has a duty to do what we can when we can. Part of that duty is getting out to vote. We only had a 22% voter turnout on April 6, 2010. Does this make it okay for the 78% who didn't vote to complain about how bad things are going? I think not. If you don't use your voice, you lose it. We have become complacent about the government and the idea that we can't change anything. If we don't vote, don't attend City Council meetings, School Board meetings, or get involved in our community, how can we expect the mayor or the School Board to know what we want, expect, or are concerned about? When we get involved at a community level, the ripple effect is far-reaching. You can find people who want to make a difference working together to deal with the difficult issues head-on. One of those groups is right here in Kiel. Calling themselves "Wisconsin Citizen's Involvement," these local citizens are supporting candidates with Constitutional values, supporting officials who have shown exceptional leadership, and attending meetings to make their concerns known. If you're interested in the group, visit their blog at to see their updates and learn how you too, can get involved. They meet once a month, their next meeting will be held on April 22, 6 p.m. at the Stoelting House in Kiel.

Patty Kubetz


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some pictures from the tea party

There were about 800 people braving the icy day. You can click on the pictures to get a full size shot.

bumper stickersYoung PatriotsYoung PatriotsYoung PatriotsOne of the many signsCrowd shotCrowd shotCrowd shotCrowd shotCrowd shotLloyd MarcusThe Rivoli RevueRapper PolatikCandidate for Gov, Mark NeumannCandidate for Lt Gov, Rebecca KleefischTea Party busesTea Party bus

Link to the pictures:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tea Party Express Visit

What an exciting day! We had the opportunity to join up with the Tea Party Express as it made its stop in Green Bay today. While the weather wasn't exactly cooperative, we did see about 1,000 people out to support the efforts of this amazing grass-roots movement.

Mark Block, from Americans for Prosperity ( and and Linda Hanson from Wisconsin Prosperity Network ( were there to kick things off.

Herman “The Terminator” Cain was also a speaker at the event. He had three things we need to remember, and I'd like to share them with you.

1.Stay connected—small groups connected to larger ones—all the way to Washington
2.Stay informed—know your facts and do your research
3.Stay inspired—visit some of the web sites listed on the side here, and know you're not alone

The Tea Party Express buses were about 30 minutes late, but the speakers and entertainment were so motivational and passionate about our great country and taking it back, it was worth it! We were treated to the following:

Diana Nagy , Singer/songwriter

Amy Kremer, Director, Grassroots & Coalitions, Tea Party Express

Mark Williams. Chairman, Tea Party Express

Ron and Kay Rivoli, Rivoli Revue International Recording artists

David Jaget,

Dustin Stockton, Western Representation PAC

Mark Neumann, Candidate for Governor,

Rebecca Kleefisch, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

Darla Dawald, National Director,

David Saucedo -- Polatik

Debbie Lee, President, America’s Mighty Warriors

William & Selena Owens, motivational speakers, and

If you go online and do a search on any one of these people and their organizations, you will know you are not alone in the fight against the government. We need to stand together and support the right candidates, support the Constitution, support each other and get our friends and family to get off the couches and get involved.

I have to share this more personal note. My second-grade daughter came up to me and asked if she could do a “Book Talk” (book report) on “this little book.” I took one look and just smiled—she was holding the pocket-sized United States Constitution! What could I say? She'll be doing that for her talk on April 15.

Thanks for taking the time to read all of this—we appreciate all the support you have given us, and look forward to seeing you again on April 22.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Weekly Update 4/4/10

Hello everyone!  I hope you are getting out to vote and getting others to do the same.  I know it's an off-year, but we need to get people involved. 

I don't have much more of note this week.  I was, however, doing a little research on citizenship and found these inspiring quotes:

“All that is needed for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.”
— Edmund Burke, British statesman and philosopher (1729 - 1797)

“Freedom in its raw form is selfish—doing only what feels good. Yet, a free society is dependent on individuals who will sacrifice or compromise in order to do what is good for all of society. A good American disciplines himself to live within the laws of the country and will sacrifice to protect the Constitution on which our freedom is based.”
—Jana W. Yeates of Manassas, Va.

Many thanks for the phone calls and comments on our meeting.  It is wonderful to see so many people wanting to get involved in whatever way they can. 

I sent out invitations for our next meeting to the Kiel City Council Members, School Board Members, the mayor and our district and county representatives.  I'm hoping you can all come and bring a friend.

Our next meeting will be held April 22, 2010, at the Stoelting House, 309 Indian Hill, Kiel, WI 53042 from 6-8pm

Hope to see you there.