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* Catholic Charities Food Pantry, (608) 782-0710 is in need of donations of all types. Canned or box soups, stews, tuna, breakfast cereal, jams or jelly, toilet paper, bar/bath soaps, toothpaste, facial tissues, shampoo, liquid hand soap, laundry detergent, body wash and feminine products. Please drop off items at 3710 East Avenue South, La Crosse, from 8:30-4:00 Mon-Thurs.

* 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!

This week, we announced a plan to give the University of Wisconsin System full flexibility of its uses of state resources to better serve those seeking higher education.

Our reforms will allow for a stronger UW System and provide the tools that they need to grow and thrive and continue to provide a world-class education to the hardworking students and families of this great state.

Under our plan, the University of Wisconsin System will receive a block grant and have independent authority over spending. This gives Campus Leadership the flexibility and freedom to continue to innovate, as well as the ability to compete for the best and the brightest to educate our children and the future leaders of tomorrow, while saving the taxpayers of Wisconsin $150 million a year.

That’s real savings, and it ensures fiscal certainty for the UW System in the years to come.

Marxist's in the Democrat Party are at it again. They want to further deny people the right of self defense with a new bill that would outlaw the use of certain types of body armor by the general public.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall be unlawful
for a person to purchase, own, or possess enhanced body armor.
Read more details here.

The exceptions include only government entities at the federal and state level.

Write your representatives and ask them if they will support letting only the 'special people' protect themselves. Ask your representative what gives them the authority to pursue such a policy. As I read it, the Second Amendment of the Constitution states pretty clearly that our right to self defense is given to us by God and no politician can take it away.

It really saddens me when a Republican of Kasich's stature says such foolish things but, then again, at least he is helping to pave the way for #Walker2016.

“Now, if you ever read Matthew 25, I think, ‘I wanna feed the hungry and clothe the naked,'” Kasich said when asked about Obamacare at a Jan. 20 event in Pierre, South Dakota.

Read the whole story here.

The biggest problem with Kasich's explanation is that Jesus was NOT promoting big government. He was promoting PERSONAL charity.

Now, I understand that liberals get this wrong all the time. It really is too bad when Republicans screw it up too. Let me break it down this way.

When the government CONFISCATES my money and then uses it to feed and clothe the poor then that is TYRANNY.