Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Крутой бабе намазали морду говном!"

Those crazy Ukrainians!

"Former Racine Police Chief Kurt Whalen – Just Following Orders?"

From Racine Exposed:

Open Blog - Weekend

Have fun.

Friday, September 12, 2014

"JOHN DICKERT, et al., Concede That Civil Rights Actions Pursuant To 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Should Proceed"

From Racine Exposed:

"City Of Racine Spies On Residents & City Officals Without Consent!"

From Racine Community Media:

"The City of Racine has been caught secretly taping the residents and alder-persons without their knowledge during official City Committee and City Board Meetings. Typically Racine Common Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings are taped for broadcast, these specific meetings were never broadcast and never shown publicly!"

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"Jobs website available for proposed Kenosha Hard Rock Casino"

From RacineUncovered:

"The Menominee Nation and Hard Rock hope a proposed casino in Kenosha will be approved in the coming months. To prepare for that possibility, the Menominee and Hard Rock teams have launched a website to give Wisconsin job seekers the opportunity to state their interest in joining the Hard Rock team in Kenosha.

"The Menominee and Hard Rock teams say up to 3,000 people could be employed at the Kenosha facility — and they want to prepare for the facility opening."

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Four for Fridays

Hello everybody and welcome back! It has been a busy, busy week, so I took today off. Feels great to finally sleep in... Anyways your your questions...

1) What was the furthest you went driving without stopping?

2) What was the scariest place you traveled to/through?

3) What is your favorite gambling game?

4) What is your favorite board game?

Enjoy your weekend! 

Open Blog - Friday

Good boy. Don't bite.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wildflowers Pt 11!

I thought since it is so miserable outside I would try to brighten your day and try to make you feel all warm inside with some wildflowers pictures. I hope this will help you out and I hope you will enjoy the pictures. I have a feeling with this weather there will not be anymore wildflowers to go and take pictures of so I will just continue to share the pictures I do have with you.

Yes I know that I started the other blog but I still want to continue with this one also.

Here are some pictures for you-

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

                           This is a Bull Thistle the picture was taken at Myers Park in Racine Wi.

          This is a Velvet Leaf Mallow the picture was taken at Whitewater College in Whitewater Wi.

              This is a Lance Leaf Coreopsis the picture was taken at Bender Park in Oak Creek Wi.

                This is a Virginia Strawberry the picture was taken at Trout Ponds in Caledonia Wi.

This is a Yellow Indian Paintbrush the picture was taken at Chiwaukee Prairie Wildlife Refuge in Pleasant Prairie Wi.

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

              This is a Spotted St. Johnswort the picture was taken at Bender Park in Oak Creek Wi.

I really hope this does brighten you day and I also hope you enjoy these pictures. Have a nice day!

We Will Not Forget

Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Drink up.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Drive Yourself Nuts

This game kills me, the longer you last the faster it goes...!!!

"City again asks judge to dismiss bar owners' lawsuit"

From The Journal

"RACINE—The city of Racine has once again asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by the owners of five shuttered bars, but has agreed to allow some Civil Rights portions of the suit to proceed.

"Filed Wednesday afternoon in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin by an attorney for the city, the motion to dismiss is a response to an amended complaint filed by the plaintiffs on Aug. 21."

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Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my children!  How are you?  The weather outside is cool enough to be conducive to the joy of gardening, and whatever else you do outside.  Indoors it’s a little warmer and routine chores can be draining.  I drink plenty of fluids when I do housework.  Not all of them are water.  Ahem.

First, my condolences to the woman who lost a daughter in a car crash near Dodge and Main.  The mother was critically hurt and I assume will take a long time to heal.  I have heard that no loss is as painful as the loss of a child, no matter what age.   

Our proud and powerful Green Bay Packers stumbled in their opening game against the reigning Super Bowl champs, the Seattle Seahawks.  Oh well, at least the pressure is off for a perfect season.  Next, we’ll host the New York Jets [thanks for the correction THB] on Sunday, Sept 14, at 3:25 PM.  CBS is broadcasting the game.  It’s the Packers’ home opener.  The fans expect great things.  Give them to us.

In the Irregular Football League, my Screaming Psychics are in third place while Mr.OrbsCorbs Orbliterators are in fourth. As usual, Mr. hale-bopp’s Half-Astrophysicists are in first place. 

Getting Junior his school supplies, and getting him ready for school, caused a big hullabaloo around here.  He said he needed a new laptop because he spilled soda all over his current one.  Well, we can’t afford one just now.  OMG!  He threw a tantrum unlike I’ve seen for years.  Señor Zanza became so exasperated that he almost caved in and bought Junior one, but I said, “No!  Not until he apologizes for his behavior, and works out a payment plan for the laptop.”  Once Junior realized that his actions were working against him, he finally apologized, and he and Señor Zanza “worked out a deal” on a laptop.  Hmmm.

It’s nice, though, that Junior isn’t carousing around the house and elsewhere.  Schoolwork trains the mind.  I want so much better for him than I or my ex-husband had.  Junior might need a “little straightening out” after high school.  Maybe the Coast Guard would be in order.  They’d train him to be an officer and a gentleman, without much fear of getting blown to pieces in far off lands.  He could work his way through college.  He could be my personal lifeguard.

Oh my, that’s enough of that.  Poor Junior - I have his life all planned out for him.  I have yours planned, too.  You are going to come here weekly and have a good time.  You’re going to enjoy the love of Irregulars (and regulars).  We are going to be accepting of others. 

What’s a lot of straightening out?  Ask:

Enjoy as much of the warmth and sun that you can.  We’re definitely on the downside of the seasonal clock.  Watch out for school buses and children. Rantipoole!

Open Blog - Wednesday

Smooch someone today.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Kenosha Police Investigating Stolen Tortoise Worth $4,000"

From RacineUncovered:

"From the Kenosha Police Department-Detective Correa is currently investigating a case involving a stolen tortoise. It is a 40 lb 80 yr old African Sucata Tortoise with a tan shell and crack in its lower jaw. Worth estimated $4,000.00. It may be that the person who took the tortoise thought it was loose and grabbed it. It was taken from a front yard in the 4700 blk of 8 Av while it was eating grass. A male white in a brown Pontiac Bonneville may be the suspect involved. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Det. Correa at 262-605-5241."

Credit - K. P. D. Facebook

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Classic Magicians

Last night I ran tech at the theater for the Tucson Society of American Magicians Parlor Magician of the Year competition. I dabbled in magic a bit in my younger days and had a good time chatting with the competitors and watching the show.

One thing I told them about was going to a magic convention in St. Joseph, Missouri. I think I was 14 or 15. My father pretty much told me I HAD to go to the midnight lectures and shows (even though I technically wasn't old enough) because some of the giants of magic were performing and speaking: Dai Vernon and Slydini. There were both very elderly but still agile enough to pull off a good variety of close up magic and tell tales from their long careers in magic.

What really got all the magicians jealous is when I told them I had gotten autographs from both of them on playing cards.

I look back now and think, REALLY? I had them autograph a two of diamonds and a four of spades? What was I thinking! (Actually, if I remember correctly, they preferred low value cards as they had more room to sign them so maybe I wasn't so stupid after all!)

A Question for Hale

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Hale, how much truth you think there is to this?


What's on the Menu!

I am going to try something different on here by sharing some recipes with everyone. I thought this would be something everyone can enjoy and maybe try them out also. I know some people don't like to cook or just don't have the time to make meals. I do have some really easy recipes to share also.

The recipe I am going to start off with is my kids favorite one-

                                                        No-Boil classic Lasagna

16oz Container of Cottage Cheese
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
2 Eggs
2 26oz Jars of Pasta Sauce (combine them with a 1/2 cup water)
1lb Package of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1lb Package Lasagna Noodles
1lb Package Italian Sausage or Beef

Combine cottage cheese, parmesan cheese and eggs mix very well. On the bottom of a big cake pan spread 1 cup of pasta sauce. Then top with half each of uncooked lasagna noodles, then next the cottage cheese mixture, then the sausage. Then just repeat the layers until everything is gone and top with the shredded mozzarella cheese. Cover lightly and bake 1 hour on a 350 degrees oven until hot and bubbly. Let stand covered for 15 minutes before you serve it.

I hope everyone enjoys this dish just as much as my kids love it.

Open Blog - Tuesday

Always buy tacos from a truck. They're the best tasting.

Monday, September 8, 2014

"RICO lawsuit against City of Racine/Elected Officials Moves Forward"

From RacineUncovered:

"Racine Community Media is reporting that Federal Judge J.P. Stadtmueller accepts RICO Corruption case against Racine Mayor John Dickert and friend and county board mnember Monte Osterman along with his wife Mary Jerger Osterman, various other elected officials and some business owners.

"The judge has scheduled a conference date for September 25th, meaning the lawsuit has been accepted by the federal court systems. The response that was to be given by the City of Racine by September 11, 2014 is null and void according to Racine Community Media Online.
"For more on this visit Racine Community Media."

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Racine Community Media story:

Bad Graphic Design

Seen on the way to work this morning.

Local Loyalty - Returning soon!

Yes, boys and girls, Local Loyalty will be returning soon.
It has been a very busy, hectic and FAST summer, I can't believe we're already in September! Wow, where has the time gone?

I trust you all had a wonderful summer!

These have been my ponderings 
while thinking about the future of this feature. 

Why I am doing this?
Hmmm, great question, as going out and interviewing people I haven't met yet is way out of my comfort zone. 
I guess I have to give a little nod to one of Racine's most influential ladies, Beth David. She has been a huge, positive force in trying to make our city better. There is such a focus on the negatives, yet, it feels like so little help trying to turn it into positives. 
If you're not going to try to make it better, then stop complaining. Complaining is negative, we have enough of that. We need to step up and help create positive!
We sometimes feel over run in big box stores and forget about the small, locally owned businesses and great shops we have right here in our very own town. They often get over looked, or even go unnoticed. 
These are owned by people of our community. They need our help to stay in business. If we want to help in a positive way, we need to show our support to the 'little guys', right in our own area. 
Please click the side bar and review past posts and try to stop in and visit our locally owned businesses. They need us!

Don't freak out, I AM going to be going against one of my foundation guidelines, of not featuring chains, etc, but there is one that makes a huge difference in our community and helps small busiesses get a leg up. I will proudly, and very excitedly be featuring one specific place, whose owner is by far, a huge, awesome help to the little guys amoungst us. 

Stay tuned!

How to Post a Blog

Couldn't resist moving it to the top...

Getting started...

At the top right of the page this is a link that says "New Post". click on this link to bring up the page to create your post/blog.

At the top of the page this is where you type in the Title for your post.

Next (under the row of icons) in this area you type whatever you like about your Post/Blog

If you 'highlight' what you have typed, you can change the text style, size, color and more using the icons above. When you place your courser over the icon it will tell you what it is.

Inserting a Link.
  1. Click on "Add or Remove Link" icon, this box is come up
  2. It is easier to open the Web Page you want the link to go to. Highlight the http address at the top left of your screen, right click on your mouse and select copy. Then you can paste it into the link block.
  3. When you paste the link to the "link to", the http address will also appear in the "Title" block; to change it just highlight and type in what ever you like for a title.
  4. It is always best to click on the little box "Open this link in a new window"
  5. Click on 'Ok" and the link will insert into your post where ever your curser is at.  Welcome to my Web page

Inserting a picture/image. This is one feature many of the posters use.
  1. Click on the "Insert Image" icon and this box will open
  2. Click on "choose file" button. This will open Windows Explorer, if you're are using Windows Explore. From here you can select any picture file or multiple files. you do have to click on the pictures you want if you add more then one; a blue frame will show the selected file(s)
  3. Click on "Add Selected" and the picture will insert into your post. From here you can left click and hold down the button on the picture and drag it around to where you would like it.

  1. Click of the word "Label" on the right of your screen. You can scroll through the list and click on what you like that matches your post or type in a word and see if it comes up.
  2. Once you select something or type in a new label click on the "Done" button toward the bottom. As a note, you will not see the labels until you publish your post/blog.

You're almost done...
Click on "Publish" you see a screen like this come up. then click at the top of the screen "View Blog"
You'll be redirected to the JTI main blog and you'll see your new post/blog

Open Blog - Monday

Have a great week.