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Questions about enforcement of 'social hosting' ordinance

Here's an email I recently sent to La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer followed by his reply about how enforcement of the ordinance for 'social hosting' might be handled:

Chief,
I run the blog at CouleeConservatives.com and some of my readers are concerned about how enforcement of the proposed 'social hosting' fines would be implemented if passed by the council.

It is my understanding that, if passed, this would be enforced against irresponsible parents who encourage teenagers into binge drinking behaviors and not against parents who occasionally share a beer with their young adults.

Is my understanding correct?

This was his reply:

Per State Statute, parents are allowed to purchase alcohol for their children that have not attained the legal drinking age;

La Crosse County For Goodness' Sake

PLEASE: Help or forward to someone who you know who can!

* Hunger Task Force Food Bank, 1240 Clinton St. La Crosse, provides food to 64 programs in western Wisconsin. Food items in need are tuna, canned or boxed soups, peanut butter, jelly, breakfast cereals, canned fruit (in water), pasta and sauce. Please drop off your donations 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon.- Fri. or by appointment (608) 793-1002.

* The Food Pantry in the La Crosse Salvation Army at 223 Eighth St. N., (608)782-6126 is in extremely short supply of canned vegetables, boxed meals (H&T Helper / Rice-a-roni / Mac & Cheese), tuna, vegetable soups, pasta and sauces, and toilet tissue. Donation drop off is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. A donation of any of these item will be appreciated!

Marxist is as Marxist Does

2 years ago I predicted that Democrats would eventually try to bribe voters by offering to eliminate their personal responsibility with regard to student loans. Ron Kind is moving the political football in that direction:

On Thursday at UW-Eau Claire, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind unveiled his plan to tackle the issue. He hopes to put government profits from existing loan programs into Pell Grants that will go to help students from low income families. Kind also says students deserve to get the same interest rates as big banks, and says loan payments should be tied to earnings a student makes upon graduation.
Read the whole story here.

La Crosse County For Goodness' Sake

PLEASE: Help or forward to someone who you know who can!

* Hunger Task Force Food Bank, 1240 Clinton St. La Crosse, (608) 793-1002, is in need of canned or boxed soups, peanut butter, jelly, breakfast cereals, canned fruit and pasta. Please drop off your donations 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon.- Fri. or by appointment.

* The Food Pantry in the La Crosse Salvation Army at 223 Eighth St. N.,(608)782-6126 is in extremely short supply of canned vegetables, boxed meals (H&T Helper / Rice-a-roni / Mac & Cheese), tuna, vegetable soups, pasta and sauces, and toilet tissue. Donation drop off is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. A donation of any of these item will be appreciated!

* Onalaska Food Basket, (next to the Onalaska American Legion Club), 731 Sand Lake Road, (608) 783-7722 is in need of hamburger/tuna helper, stew, canned tomato products, peanut butter, cream soups, vegetable soups, tomato soups, beans and pasta. Thank you for your generosity.

Comments on Paycheck Fairness vote

It's been illegal to pay women less than men with comparable experience working the same job ever since the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The Paycheck Fairness Act is nothing more than a cynical political exercise that, if enacted, would severely hamper merit-based pay systems and cause workplace conflict. This bill would harm our economy and result in fewer opportunities and downward pressure on wages for all Americans.

The often cited statistic used to 'prove' pay discrimination - that women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns - is highly misleading. It compares pay for every man and every woman working in every job. It ignores job duties, career choices, specific education requirements, work conditions, experience needed, and even differences in what 'full-time' means. As a result, it proves nothing.