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LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT

We have heard ad nauseam that the Democrats inherited the economic problems from the Bush Administration and therefore bear no responsibility for subsequent events.  Does that theory stand up to close scrutiny?  Let's examine the facts. 

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Rainforest Night at the Domes Fri. Oct. 8

Bring your flashlights and spend an adventurous night in the rainforest at Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Boulevard, on Friday, October 8 from 6pm to 9:30pm. Enjoy an educational tour of the tropical dome (for all ages) only guided by the glow of your flashlight and Tiki torches. Observers will get glimpses of trees and plants that supply us with cocoa, vanilla, coffee, chicle, lumber, medicines, spices, fruits and juices. 

NEW this year is a Make-Your-Own Tropical Sundae and the grand opening of the New Education Center! Participants will learn about the life-sustaining role the earth’s rainforests play in our everyday lives while sampling tasty treats from chocolate and nuts to exotic fruits and juices. Meet exotic birds up close and enjoy a live musical performance in the Show Dome by KT’s Universal Love Band, a returning favorite by all. All samples are included in general admission. Sandwiches will be available for purchase by Zilli’s.

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Calling All Boy Scouts!

Calling All Boy Scouts!    

Join us at the Wisconsin Humane Society to work on the requirements needed to earn your Dog Care Merit Badge and have a howlin’ good time!  The Boy Scouts of America and the Wisconsin Humane Society have teamed up to offer this fun and informative clinic.  Now all we need is YOU!

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Beer Notes

Last month in Denver the 29th Annual Great American Beer Festival was held.  Over 2200 beers were sampled from more than 462 breweries.  The beer judging was done over 79 different categories and the awards were announced during the Saturday afternoon session.  Four Wisconsin breweries were awarded medals and they were:

Stevens Point Brewery received a gold for their Horizon Wheat

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FREE WindowAlert Clings to Save Birds

Get up to ten FREE 4-packs of WindowAlerts for just $2.50 shipping and handling per pack, while supplies last, from the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Up to one billion birds die every year in North America due to window collisions, but their deaths can be prevented by applying simple clings to windows! This initiative to save wild birds is made possible by the generosity of the Rusinow Family Foundation. Fall migration begins in mid-August and continues into November, so get your clings now to save birds heading south for winter.

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Mequon Trick-or-Treat

Mequon's annual Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, 2010, from 4:00PM until 7:00PM.

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Dog Opens Savings Account at US Bank

U.S. Bank for Bowser
U.S. Bank has launched U.S. Bank for Bowser, a fundraising initiative for animals at the Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies. Many branches in the region will be selling raffle tickets on behalf of WHS. Bowser, a WHS shelter dog, will also be opening up a special savings account at the Bayside branch on Friday, October 22. You can deposit a donation directly into Bowser's account from any U.S. Bank

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Music Under Glass at the Domes Begins

The Mitchell Park Domes will swing open its doors on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 4 from 6:30-8:30pm for the fall season’s opener “Music Under Glass” concert featuring Reverand Raven & The Chain Smoking Alterboys, a soul and rhythm & blues band.        

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FEE DISCOUNTS END TODAY FOR PUPPIES, DOGS, KITTENS

LAST DAY OF WEDNESDAY DISCOUNTS!
All dog, puppy and kitten adoption fees will be reduced by 25% today - Wednesday, Oct. 27!  A free tote will also be offered with the adoption of each adult cat. As usual, fees for adult cats are entirely waived, every day of the week!  

We have many puppies and dogs looking for new homes right now. Check out the sweethearts here.

Dog Parade at 1:00p.m. Kicks off Kids Day - TODAY!

Don't miss the Annual Halloween Parade at 1:00 p.m. today! 
All costumed canines will be available for adoption.

Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND THE THOUGHT POLICE

It's hard to define political correctness, but like pornography, you know it when you see it. Some say it is a social philosophy that strives to ensure nobody will ever be offended by anything, ever. Wikipedia defines it as a term which "denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and age-related contexts." Merriam-Webster defines it as "conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities - as in matters of sex or race - should be eliminated." No matter what you call it, one thing is certain. For decades now, the perceived orthodoxy of political correctness has been eating away at the institutions which have made America great – precisely as it was intended to.
 

Long-time liberal Juan Williams was recently fired from his position with National Public Radio for saying what many Americans think. "When I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous," Juan said recently on Fox News. Never mind that Juan was simply admitting to a personal feeling he has experienced in a post 9/11 world, it cost him his job. Being afraid of Muslims on a plane is perhaps a bit ridiculous, as clearly most Muslims are not terrorists. But some are. Most pit bulls don't attack when you pet them either, but that doesn't mean you're not cautious around them. It's hard to tell the good ones from the bad ones, until it's too late. And is Williams' nervousness any more ridiculous than a fear of flying – the safest form of travel known to man? I agree with very little that Juan Williams has to say, but I will defend to the death his right to say it without fear of the Political Correctness Gestapo kicking in his door.
 

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