Friday, August 29, 2014

"Gateway Issues Another $3M in GO Bonds!"

From Racine Exposed:

"Slowly but surely, and one GO (General Obligation) Bond at a time,  Bryan Albrecht and his unelected Board are making progress towards borrowing the $49M  requested by Gateway in a Referendum, and which the Taxpayers of the Gateway District rejected.

"Ever since April 2, 2013, when District voters turned down Gateway’s referendum to borrow $49M, Bryan Albrecht and his unelected Board have been making steady progress to turn their failed referendum into a reality through back-door borrowing that goes unreported in local media channels."

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Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! There are some weeks that drag and others that go quickly by... The week was a little bit of both. Looking forward to the three day weekend. Anyways, your questions...

1) Would you want to be immortal?

2) What is the most depressing movie you have ever seen?

3) Would you rather work for a small business or a large corporation?

4) What magazine do you look for when you are stuck in the waiting room?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

Damn straight!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

"To Engineer is Human"

"Alderman Ed Diehl Running for Racine Mayor"

From Racine County Eye:

By Heather Asiyanbi in Government · August 27, 2014

"Racine Alderman Edward Diehl announced Wednesday that he is running for mayor against incumbent Mayor John Dickert.

'I am not from Racine, not Wisconsin, not even the Midwest but my wife and I have adopted Racine as our home. Now I am asking the taxpayers of the city of Racine to adopt me as the next Mayor of Racine,' he told Racine County Eye.

"Diehl is originally from a Northeast Pennsylvania but has lived in Racine for 10 years. He was elected to the city council last year and says he was encouraged to run for the city’s highest office by residents.

“'I have received many, many phone calls and emails over the last four or five months and it has been humbling and empowering,' he added. 

"Diehl says he will be a servant-leader if elected, which means he plans on connecting with as many facets of the community as possible and leading 'through service and being an example.'”

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Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wildflowers Pt 10!

I just can't believe that the fall is coming already and all the wildflowers will be gone soon. I don't know if it is me or not it just seems that the Summer has gone by quick. I am still going out there and looking for some wildflowers that I may have missed or some new wildflowers that I have never seen before. I do have a couple of new ones for everyone this week. Here are some pictures I would like to share with everyone:

This is a Yellow Crown Imperial the picture was taken on the corner by Colonial Park in Racine Wi. I took this picture back in May and just found out what it was with the help of friends on Flickr'. They do come in different colors too. Below will be a Orange Crown Imperial.

                    I just thought they are so different and I too a picture of them to share with you.

This is a Hollow Joe-Pye Weed with a Monarch Butterfly this picture was taken at Chiwaukee Prairie in Pleasant Prairie Wi.

           This is a Cardinal Flower the picture was taken at Chiwaukee Prairie in Pleasant Prairie Wi.

              This is a March Violet the picture was taken at Grant Park in South Milwaukee Wi.

   This is a Wood Rose the picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi.

This is a Yellow Columbine the picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi.

                This is a Cornflower the picture was taken at Whitewater College in Whitewater Wi

              This is a Wood Poppy the picture was taken at Whitewater College in Whitewater Wi.

This is a Milk Thistle the picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi.

I hope everyone enjoys the pictures as much as I enjoy going out and taken the pictures. Like I said there are some new wildflowers this week. The first two pictures I could not believe it took me that long to figure out. Enjoy the rest of the week everyone!

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my fabulous friends!  How are you?

I'm pretty crabby and don't want to start any fights.

Because of this, I'm not blogging today.

Well, accurately, I'm blogging about not blogging.

Have a beautiful day filled with My Little Ponies and Smurfs. 

I love you all!


Open Blog - Wednesday


Have we done 'Big Wednesday' before?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Women: Know Your Limits!"

Off with her head!

Referendum of RUSD

They talk about the money they need. They had money for building maintenance and repair that they spent on other things. So again they are asking for more. BUT, they don't give any guarantee that the money will be spent on what the say!

“After listening to the community, the Racine Unified School District Board of Education decided that holding the line on taxes and an investment in our community and our kids is the right way to go. Tonight, the Board voted unanimously to place a referendum on the November 4 ballot, asking voters to approve a set amount of money for a specific time period – $8.5 million each year for 15 years – with no tax increase. This will address significant education, technology and building needs facing our District and is a much-needed investment in our kids and our schools.

The money will be used to address ongoing school building maintenance problems like roofs and heating systems that have long been deferred because of a lack of funds.

  Source Racine Unified School District

Open Blog - Tuesday

Run for the hills!

Monday, August 25, 2014

My Ice Bucket Challenge

Enough said?

"FAMILY REUNION" (get-together)

Come on guys, we miss each other, time to catch up!
ok, it's "family reunion" time, 
yes, we're an eclectic group, with vast differences, 
just like any family. 
This irregular family is in big need of a reunion!

Saturday, Sept. 6th
1:30pm, rain or shine

DESTINATION will be emailed to you. 
I can tell you that food will be available, 
drinks will be available
it is outdoors, but has a covered area so rain isn't an issue.
Nice area, nice scenery, one of my favorite places!

 Please shoot me an email 
(this email link is to a different address than I've used before, I'm having trouble with getting them thru that on)

Feel free to bring out somebody and introduce them to the family!
We'll try to behave hehehe!  

Open Blog - Monday

Head for the hills!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"July Property Report"

"According to the Wisconsin IPAS system, 184 documents were recorded during June of 2014 for the City of Racine. There were 20 foreclosures, while most homes sold for tens of thousands less than the assessed value. So far in 2014 there have been 209 foreclosures in the City of Racine during the first  212 days of 2014."