Friday, April 20, 2012

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Four for Fridays after a short, but yet long week. Does that make any sense? Anyways, here are some questions for you.

1) What celebrity death has affected you the most?

2) Do you prefer blogging or Facebook?

3) What chore do you dislike the most?

4) What toppings do like on your pizza?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday


Vroom, Vroom.  Or is it rumble, rumble for a Harley?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Forbes Magazine tells the world what Racine is really like"

From RacineUncovered.org:

"This story is featured in the latest FORBES 400 issue, newsstand date October 10, 2011.

"Drive into Racine, Wis. from the north and the first thing you notice are the cheap strip malls and dilapidated houses. Between fast-food joints, Cigarette City sells discounted Marlboros. Almost every storefront on State Street is boarded up. Kids on push bikes hustle passersby for coins outside a Walgreens.

"But get farther downtown and everything changes. The name Johnson pops up everywhere—on signposts, street corners and the shiny Johnson Building on Main Street, which houses the Johnson Financial Group, Johnson Bank and sports retailer Johnson Outdoors.

"Curt has rarely made public appearances. Still, rumors of past drug and alcohol abuse ricochet quietly around Racine, although Curt has never been arrested or charged with any drug-related crime.




I haven't read the story yet.  I'll comment after I've done so.

Rudeness Needs to End........

I am one of the original bloggers/posters on the JTI site along with a hand full of others.

Lately I have notice there have been a few bloggers/posters who have been rude to others.

One of the main reason which started the JTI site is the abuse from the administrators of the JT web site and bloggers which posted there, all they did and still do is complain about each other and bitch bitch bitch.

We all would love to hear what you have to say about things, but if you want to be rude, stay off this site and go to a bitch/complain site.

You know if you are one of these rude people. Today, I will not list your and their names; but keep it up and I will so everyone knows who you are! And you do know you can be blocked from blogging.


………SER

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"Mother upset over teacher saying ‘redneck’ is racist"

From The Journal Times.com:

"RACINE — A local mother is 'appalled' that a Racine Unified elementary school teacher allegedly called her son 'racist' but she has so far not talked with the teacher about the incident.

"Instead, Breann Hooser has spoken about it with district officials, transferred her son to a different Unified school, contacted local media and called for the teacher’s removal from the classroom. Hooser has also asked legislators to revise state laws to make educators’ personnel records public.

“'I’m very concerned we’re not allowed to know what happens with the teachers. I’m appalled this teacher did not lose any work,' said Hooser, 32, of Racine, a stay-at-home mom. 'I don’t know if she was talked to, if she was reprimanded, if she was suspended.'

"The incident in question happened on March 23 at Knapp Elementary School, 2701 17th St., when Hooser’s fourth-grade son, who is white, completed a class assignment by writing, 'I like country music because I’m a redneck hillbilly,' Hooser said.

"The teacher, who is black, then told the boy in front of the class that 'redneck' was racist against black people, Hooser said.

“'To us, it’s a family joke,' Hooser said, explaining they use the term 'redneck' to make fun of themselves for being 'country.' 'It wasn’t meant to be offensive.'”



When I think of redneck, I think of Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck if . . . " routine.  How is it "racist against black people"?   If it is, then isn't black people referring to themselves as "niggers" racist against white people?

I usually disagree with the Politically Correct Police.  This time is no exception.

What do you think?

"Make Mine Freedom" (1948)



Hear, hear!

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my harmonious honeydews!  How are you?  The warm weather continues.  It seems like everything is in bloom.  Trees, shrubs, flowers: all blooming, all over the place.  Everywhere you look in the landscape, something is putting on a show.  So pretty, and, yet, there is still that lingering fear that the environment is screwed up big time.  That old margarine commercial said, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” I say, it’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature.  She can be a b**ch.
   
A perusal of the news brought up this tidbit from the JSOnline: “DNR cracks down on sex at nude beach,” http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/dnr-cracks-down-on-sex-at-nude-beach-g851ptp-147791535.html  Oh my.  I didn’t know there is a nude beach near Madison.  I will have to investigate this further, for journalistic purposes.  Perhaps SeƱor Zanza will join me, for journalistic purposes.  Junior will have to stay home, for voyeuristic purposes. 

Closer to home, I saw this in The Journal Times.com: “Hot dog stand owner takes over boat launch concession,” http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/hot-dog-stand-owner-takes-over-boat-launch-concession/article_23cfbdf0-83ca-11e1-95a6-0019bb2963f4.html Mr. Caleb Robinson, the owner of Top Dog Hot Dogs in downtown Racine, is going to run the city’s boat launch concession stand.  I predict success and a fantastic future for Mr. Robinson.  He is an outstanding young man.  He also serves up some very tasty food.  I am forever grateful to Mr. OrbsCorbs for telling me about Top Dog and their delicious Chicago-style hotdogs.  Oh dear, I get hungry just thinking about them. 

Speaking of Mr. OrbsCorbs, he submitted an email this week:

Dear Madame Zoltar,

Did you know that there are “professional” cat and dog whisperers out there?  Some claim they can communicate with any animal.  They charge up to $50, and more, for a “reading” done over the telephone.  I can’t afford that.  How the heck can they read your pet’s mind over the telephone?

Anyway, I was wondering if you aren’t also an animal whisperer, Madame Zoltar, in addition to your vast array of other powers.  And if you are, would you be willing to tell me what Charlie, my cat, thinks of me?

Thank you very much,
OrbsCorbs

Dear Mr. OrbsCorbs, thank you so much for submitting a question. 

Nobody can give a proper reading of anyone or anything over the telephone.  However, I am what you call an “animal whisperer.”  That is, I can communicate with animals.  Many pets are more pleasant to talk to than their owners.  Unlike some of my other psychic powers, which I consider gifts from a Higher Power, I believe that anyone can learn animal communication with enough time and practice. 

In any case, I’ve had the good fortune to have met Charlie and I know what he thinks.  As for you, Mr. OrbsCorbs, he thinks you’re crazy.  Do not be too discouraged by that.  Most cats think humans are crazy.  The important thing is that Charlie loves you (he told me so) and you love him.  The rest are details.

That same love is the love I have for my readers.  Thank you, dears, for reading my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Stop by next week, please.

If you need to contact me before next week, I am always available here: madamezoltar@jtirregulars.com.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy the mild weather.  Get out and about.  Or stay at home and nod in the sun.  Be grateful for what we have.  Every day is a gift.  Every Irregular is a miracle. Decarchy!

Open Blog - Wednesday


Flashy. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

From Harry Wait (http://www.racinecountycorruption.com/):

Remember this lady?
 Irena Sendler

Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98)

Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried.
She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.
The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi's broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, in a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family.
Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.

Open Blog - Tuesday


Surprise!

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Curse of My Grandma

My grandma passed away about this time of year in 2007. She loved the comic strip Family Circus. She would go on about how cute it was and family members would give her Family Circus books for birthdays/Christmas etc. I find the Family Circus to be incredibly lame and overly sweet and wholesome to the point of being infuriating.

Yet I read the damn thing every day because of her! I can't get my morning paper and not look at that comic strip and think of my grandmother for a minute.

A lifetime of reading the Family Circus: the Curse of My Grandma.

Useless Information


Did you know:

The first and orginal "wet bike" aka Jet Ski was built for a James Bond movie.


Since it has become and multi million dollar industry.

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Immokalee, Florida






The Hot Air Balloon Show in Immokalee, Florida


Here are a couple of the photos we took yesterday of the Hot Air Balloon show we attended in Immokalee, FL Unfortunately, it was too windy for them to get air-bound...I found the different designs rather interesting. Loved the Pig and the Purple Monster! LOL. The rest of the photos posted on a separate Blog...

kk, if you can consolidate, go ahead and if you need to reformat the photos, be my guest!

"How It Feels To Sell Instagram For A Billion Dollars"



Fake or real? I say fake.

Open Blog - Monday


Hey! It's you...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The JTI on Facebook

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The JTI has a new look on Facebook. We've been automatically switched to the new Timeline Version. 

The sheriff needs to get with the program and learn the new features. Technology is good..... 
Updates? Not so much!


 Do you Facebook?
If so, take a look, and as it says, 
"Write something!"