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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald says he's running for U.S. Senate

2012, Elections, WISCONSIN

I heard this morning that Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald is going to run for United States Senate. H/T Jay Weber

If you are following this race, Fitzgerald's announcement makes it 3 for the Republican side of the ticket. (Former Gov. Tommy Thompson and former Congressman Mark Neumann are the other 2.) The winner of the Republican primary would face Democrat Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in November of 2012.

At this point, I think Fitzgerald would be my choice. I have also heard there are 2 other very wealthy individuals teetering on the edge of announcing, so I guess we have to stay tuned!

Fitzgerald for US Senate

COMMENT POLICY

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Jay Seegert discusses Evolution: Probable or Problematic, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, 7:15pm

Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Special events, Religion

This Tuesday evening, Jay Seegert will examine the question many people have: Is evolution probable or problematic? - a brief look under the hood. In other words, does the theory of evolution stand up to closer scientific scrutiny?

From the Creation Science Society website:
"Jay developed this lecture after he attended a high-powered, invitation-only 3-day BioInformatics symposium at Cornell University this summer.

"Jay will demonstrate that various aspects of evolution actually seem fairly plausible to many people, including Christians. For example, a fish slowly turning into an amphibian… with the fins being slightly modified into short legs/feet and being able to crawl up on land and breath air. So from a certain distance or vantage point, things can appear to be quite plausible or look very good. However, when you “look under the hood” you see a completely different picture.

"In this talk, Jay will “take a look under the hood” regarding what actually has to happen genetically in order for a single cell organism to change into a human being. He will show how DNA works and point out a serious problem with the concept of evolution. By the end of the lecture, the audience sees how utterly impossible molecules-to-man evolution really is, even though portions of their story occasionally seem plausible."

Jay Seegert has degrees in Physics and Engineering and is also the Co-Founder and Principal Lecturer for the Creation Education Center of Wisconsin. He recently became the Ambassador for Logos Research Associates and joined The Third Rail, a project of the Biblical Worldview Broadcast Team. Jay served as the President of the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee for 3 years. Though I have not met Jay Seegert before, I have heard he is an excellent speaker.

This month's meeting* begins at 7:15pm at Zion Lutheran Church N48 W18700 Lisbon Road, in Menomonee Falls (at Lisbon Rd. and Brookfield Rd.).

Last February, Dr. Scott Hardin addressed this very issue. And while we can morph pictures of fish into amphibians fairly easily, adding the DNA genetic code necessary to change from gills to lungs, 2 chambered heart into a 3 chamber heart, or adding the vascular, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems necessary to accommodate these changes is impossible.

*Due to a scheduling problem, the Institute of Creation Research speaker was unable to come to Wisconsin for this October meeting.
 

Next month, note the location correction: Tuesday, November 29th, at 6:45pm, Paul Frank will discuss General Topics of interest in the Creation / Evolution Debate at Grace Bible Church, 2643 S. 117th Street, West Allis. (Between Cleveland and Lincoln on 117th St.)

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How big is the universe? Find out at 'How Big is God?', Nov. 4 & 5, 2011

Brookfield, Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Special events

This Friday and Saturday, Wisconsin CHEA, Christian Home Educators Association, is sponsoring a multimedia event called How Big is God? at Brookside Baptist Church, 4470 N. Pilgrim Rd. in Brookfield. You do not have to be a CHEA memeber or homeschooler to attend. The event is geared to the whole family and is open to the public.

Tickets are $10 each or $40 per family (sold at door). Nursery care is available for children under 5. Separate activities are provided for K-3rd graders. Both Friday and Saturday events are included in the ticket price. (Saturday night repeats the How Big is God presentation.)

How Big is God? was created by the 4th Day Alliance and will use audio, visual effects, computer animation and laser star display to take the viewer on a journey that will explore the size of the Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond. Specifics on the How Big is God Event

Schedule:

FRIDAY, November 4th
 

  • 9:30 - 10:30 am ~ Creation Astronomy (geared for grades 4 - adult)
  • 10:40 - 11:40 am ~ Astronomy and the Bible (geared for grades 4 - adult)
  • 11-45 am - 12-45 pm ~ LUNCH: Purchase at church or visit area restaurants
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm ~ How Big is God Multimedia flagship presentation for ALL ages

SATURDAY, November 5th
 

  • 7:00 pm ~ How Big is God Multimedia flagship presentation for ALL ages
  • 8:00 pm ~ Star-gazing party on church grounds, outdoors. Bring your own high-powered binoculars and/or telescopes if you have them.

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