Saturday, April 2, 2011

Baby Sitters












Farms in southeastern Wisconsin

This is an interesting site. It has farms from around Southeastern Wisconsin where you can go to purchase many different items, such as beef, bison, vegetables and even WINE!

Farm Fresh Atlas

"Beer: The Brew that made Milwaukee famous, soon to make Racine & Wisconsin infamous!"

I can't believe this. Just a few hours before yesterday's first Friday, the city informed Mark F;ynn, owner of D.P. Wigley Co., 234 Wisonsin Ave., that they could not serve beer. "Hop To It" is a business within D. P. Wigley that caters to home brewers and wine makers. The Belle City Brewers group was going to hold a fundraiser there for the Racine Urban Garden Network yesterday. They meet at Hop To It to compare their homemade brews. They are the backbone of the Great Lakes Brew Fest, which draws tourists and money to Racine. The fest is now in limbo.

I know Mark and Chris Flynn at D. P. Wigley. I don't think you could find two bigger boosters for the city of Racine. What they have done with the business and building since they took it over is remarakable. They are always postive about Rcine. always promoting the city, always trying to engage their customers in positive action. Even their politics are "right" for the current adminstration. I just don't understand why they're being targeted. Shops and galleries throughout downtown offer wine and beer at events on Frist Fridays and at other times.

Mark Flynn's Facebook page on the beer bust: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/notes/mark-flynn/beer-the-brew-that-made-milwaukee-famous-soon-to-make-racine-wisconsin-infamous/205516592800250

RacineUncovered's story: http://racineuncovered.org/?p=33165

And, as always, the Journal times is completely MIA on stories of local merit. They might catcvh up in a day or two after asking lying John what they should write . . .

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hal Ketchum - "Past The Point Of Rescue"



I'm not a big country fan, but that is one of my all-time favorite songs.

The Haircut

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you , I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I can not accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

BOTH POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON!

More Crazy in Arizona...

Phoenix, AZ Following their approval of increased restrictions on abortion, the Arizona Senate has passed legislation cracking down on men seeking vasectomies. SB2442 introduces a waiting period before a man can have a vasectomy and changes the definition of informed consent.

“Men can get vasectomies at will without thinking about the potential children they could father”, said Senator Nancy Barto, R-Phoenix. The bill requires all men seeking an abortion to provide a semen sample and be offered the chance to view their sperm under a microscope before undergoing the procedure. “Men need to realize that there are living sperm being denied a chance to fertilize and egg,” said Senator Al Melvin, R-Tucson. “When I first saw my sperm’s little tail wiggling, I knew I had to help him find an egg to fertilize”.

Senator Don Shooter, R-Yuma, proposed an amendment to stop doctors from selecting sperm to use for in vitro fertilization based on sex, gender, eye color, intelligence, athletic ability, attractiveness or “any other physical trait, including genetic disoders”.

“I believe in the sanctity of the sperm”, said Shooter. “Every sperm deserves an equal chance to fulfill its destiny and bring new life to the great state of Arizona. Ideally, every sperm produced by every man in Arizona would result in a new life”.

Senator Paula Aboud, D-Tucson, argued furiously against the measure to no avail. “The government is needlessly intruding in the relationship between a man and his doctor. It will result in more unplanned pregnancies and additional hardship on families in Arizona”.

The bill passed the Seante 21-10 and is expected to pass the House and be sent to Governor Jan Brewer next week.

SPRING by Edna St. Vincent Millay


To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?

Not only under ground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
Life in itself
Is nothing,
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
April
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Four for Fridays after an eventful week. This weeks' points to ponder are just off of my head this morning...

1) If you had a million bucks to give to charity, what charity would you choose?

2) If were an athlete, what sport would you play?

3) What household chore do you dislike doing the most?

4) Do you consider yourself a morning person or a night owl?

Enjoy your weekend!

"Dog Greets Mom Coming Home From War"



That's heartwarming to me.

'First Fridays' Returns to Downtown Racine Tonight

"WELCOME SPRING WITH SILLINESS DURING FIRST FRIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN RACINE!"


"Downtown Racine Merchants kick off the 2011 season of the popular First Friday’s on April 1 from 6-9pm! This is no joke!

"Discover the shops, galleries & museums in downtown Racine on April Fools Day for some silliness as the 7th annual First Friday event unfolds for the season.  Over 50 downtown businesses collaborate to bring you this fun filled evening of shopping, dining, music and more."

Read more: http://racinedowntown.com/april2010ff.html 

I've never been to a First Friday.

Open Blog - Friday


Watch out for the pranksters out there!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A QUOTE

QUOTE FROM Harold Schlumberg

I've often been asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?'

Well...I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and vodka into urine. I do it every day and I really enjoy it

How Can I Get John Dickert To Sue Me?

I want him to sue me for slander or libel or something.  I'm broke, so he wouldn't get anything, but I would love the opportunity to perform in open court against him.  The press would have to cover it.

Any suggestions?

"I Miss My Dear Cats"

My water-colored hands are catless now
seated here alone in the dark
my window-shaped head is bowed with sad draperies
I am catless near death almost
behind me my last cat hanging on the wall
dead of my hand drink bloated
And on all my other walls from attic to cellar
my sad life of cats hangs

--Gregory Corso

"Gregory Nunzio Corso (March 26, 1930 – January 17, 2001) was an American poet, youngest of the inner circle of Beat Generation writers (with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs)"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Corso

For a friend who just lost a very dear friend.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Talking to a lawyer about All Saints

I just got a Collection Agency bill for over $10,000 on an original $1,000 All Saints bill I never got. If this is a bill from when they did the shit job of a double bypass and weren't capable of transferring a Paraplegic without putting me in harms way. This is the bypass over four years ago that had me near a lawsuit then. I kept the notebooks they wrote in to me. Anyone got a favorite lawyer they can recommend?

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my precious preciouses! How are you?

I have a very important announcement to make. It fills me with great joy and great sadness at the same time. I have won the Romanian Psychic Lottery! 90 million Romanian lei. That is “only” about 30 million US dollars. I am rich, I am rich! Huzzah, huzzah!

That was the good news. Now for the bad news: I have to commit to living in Romania for at least the next five years if I want to claim the prize. Oh my! I have been anguishing and anguishing over this for days, ever since I learned that I’d won. I’ve talked it over with Junior and he is all for moving to Romania. He says the girls are “easy” over there. (Oh dear, I suspect that they will be even easier for a multimillionaire’s son.) After much careful thought and deliberation, I have decided that I cannot pass up this opportunity. What this means for Junior’s future is what is most important to me. Now I will be able to send him to the finest college and his finest future.

What this means for me and Racine is: boo-hoo-hoo! I love my dear, dear Racine and I love my dear, dear Irregulars. The thought of leaving here tears at my heart. Yet, it is what I must do. I am quite sure that I will be very busy for the next few weeks and unable to blog. Once settled in the old country, we shall see what happens. I realize that I could probably blog from Romania, if they have the internet, which Junior assures me that they do. I don’t know that I will have the time to do so, however. There are many more psychics in Romania than here and recently they have become politically active because of a new tax imposed upon them. My family’s roots and history may compel me to join in the fight.

So, I can promise you nothing, my wonderful Irregulars, other than that I love you. Maybe I’ll just post an occasional comment. No matter what, I can still astral project to JTI gatherings, so we won’t lose touch entirely. In an emergency, you can still contact me at madamezoltar@jtirregulars.com.

Thank you so much for reading my blogs over the years. You don’t know what it has meant to me. Please continue to love and respect each other. Remember, I will always be watching over you. Peace, my dear, dear friends. I bid you adieu.

Open Blog - Wednesday


Those are the strangest looking humps I have ever seen.
 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stu, This Could Really Test Your Marriage...

I know you and your wife are really tight, but some things can test the best marriages. It turns out that Florida is considering a bill that would allow construction of a columbarium at Daytona International Speedway to house urns containing the ashes of race fans. You could spend eternity live tweeting (theological question: Do they have twitter in heaven?) NASCAR races.

Or are you holding out for Talladega or Michigan International? Is the Florida legislature really that anti-family that it would risk tearing families apart of burial disputes? Will people who are interned here literally be continually spinning in their graves?

Or would your wife say, "Cool!"

Your Daily Dose of Cute

Busch Gardens in Tampa is adding a new roller coaster called Cheetah Hunt this spring. They are also adding cheetahs to their collection of animals.

One of them is a kitten which has gotten a lot of internet play. Here is a video of their new cheetah kitten.

Lutheran Airlines

I'm posting this for Lizardmom, who sent an audio file and wanted to post it on a blog here. She wrote: Is there a way to post this on our blog? if so, I have no clue but it's too funny not to share, could you post if you agree? :)

I don't think there is a way to directly upload a sound file here. In fact, we used to be able to upload our own videos, but if you are using the new composing editor, now you can upload only YouTube videos. Luckily, someone already has posted Lizardmom's sound file on YouTube:

Speaking of Guilty Dogs.....



This is the video I expected to see when I saw SER's post. (previous blog)  I saw part of this on television last night. This is supposedly the newest youtube to go viral.  Talk about feeling guilty!!!!  My dog used to walk around like Groucho Marx when she had gotten into something she knew she would get in trouble for. Her favorite shenanigan was to shred Kleenex all over the house.

Which is the Guilty Dog?

I thought this one is pretty cute......


Guilty Dog

Monday, March 28, 2011

"Sympathy for the Devil"

Local blogger Heather Rayne, also know as "Cheers," has posted an article on her blog concerning the sympathy expressed for Curtis Johnson by Racine's business "leaders" while they ignore the victim of his alleged crimes.

Heather's blog is here: http://heatherrayne.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/sympathy-for-the-devil/

The Journal Times story expressing sympathies for the alleged pedophile is here: http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/article_558b8392-5829-11e0-8022-001cc4c03286.html

My comments on the issue are here: http://news.racinepost.com/2011/03/billionaire-curt-johnson-charged-with.html

The vomit and explosive diarrhea which I expelled in reaction to the Journal Times story (I have IBS-D, often triggered by emotion or stress) were flushed away Saturday. If only we could also flush away these expressions of solidarity with an accused child molester.  How can these people shed so many tears for an accused pedo, but not one for the victim?

This filth has brought back memories of a pedophile juvenile judge in the City of Racine who attempted to molest me as a child. Too bad for him, but a family friend had already initiated me into the "wonders" of child molestation, so I didn't let the judge get very far. But I cried and cried that night thinking about all of the other young boys he had put his greasy hands on. A few years later, a Catholic priest would attempt the same shit with me.

This sickness has permeated Racine for decades. You don't think a pedophile mayor molests children while on the job without aid and assistance from others do you? How did a pedo become a juvenile judge, a sick pervert with a line on all the at-rick children in the city, all the young boys from broken homes that he could molest at will? Obviously, there are enablers throughout our community, like the business "leaders" who express so much sympathy for a billionaire who had every option in life available to him but apparently chose to molest a child, over and over and over again. And then you swine say how bad you feel for HIM?
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Excuse me, I had to go puke again. Literally. I cannot take this. You fucking pigs support people who rape and molest CHILDREN! I can't finish this blog. Fuck you pig swine pieces of shit that support pedos! May you rot in hell forever. May someone have the decency to blow your fucking brains out of your sick, raping bodies, you bloody pieces of excrement.

Angry Birds: The Movie

Directed by Michael Bay



Sad thing is that I am feeling the need for a new cell phone since Angry Birds is painfully slow n mine (okay, that's not the ONLY reason!)

Open Blog - Monday


It seems to happen every week at about this time.