Saturday, October 4, 2014

"Snapchat Murders Facebook"

Future generations will have the attention span of gnats.

"Blood Moon Returns, Bigger & Better Than Ever"

From Racine County Eye:

 "The second of four blood moons appears early Wednesday morning, this one even bigger and better than the one that rose last April.

"Called a tetrad, the series of four blood moons is the first of many during the 21st century, according to a story from CNN. For the almost 300 years leading up to the turn of the 20th century, there are no tetrads recorded.

"Because this moon takes place so soon after the closest part of the Earth – called the perigree – in the moon’s orbit, the moon look almost the size of a super moon, the story reads.

"NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak told CNN that having four lunar eclipses of this fashion in a row is rare enough, and is special because they’re visible from most areas in the country.

"A full-on lunar eclipse is what causes the moon to glow reddish-orange and residents who live in the western half of the U.S. will have a front-row seat to the show. Here in Racine County, we’ll get a slightly less glamorous version."

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"October 5th-Candlelight vigil starts mental illness awareness week"

From RacineUncovered:

"Candle Light Vigil to be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014

"Followed by 'Go Green Monday'

"In 1990 the US Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Mental Illness Awareness Week is an important opportunity to learn the symptoms of major mental illness and also an opportunity for conversation about mental illness in our community helping to end the silence that often exists.

"One in four adults experience a mental health problem every year. One in five children and teens also experience serious emotional disorders. No one should have to confront mental illness alone."

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Open Blog - Weekend

La da dee! It's the weekend! La da dee!

Friday, October 3, 2014

" Why? Because one day, you'll need help too."

"*RE EXCLUSIVE* IRS Data Evidences Racine County Corruption: Did Racine County Public Officials Collude With Racine County Supervisor Monte Osterman and Root River Council Attorney Rebecca Mason To Commit Fraud?"

From Racine Exposed:

"Newly revealed  Documents from the IRS evidence that Monte Osterman’s business, Root River Council INC. was NEVER operated as a legitimate Non-profit Organization and that there was collusion between parties at Racine County to commit fraud and “fix” the circumstances AFTER the fraud was discovered and a verified complaint was filed.

"Racine County Supervisor Monte Osterman has  NEVER produced a document that would evidence that Root River Council was operated as a legitimate Non-Profit organization.  In fact, IRS data proves that Root River Council was NEVER operated as a Non-Profit Organization, in contradiction to the claims of Monte Osterman, Racine County and the Racine County Ethics Board.  Racine County, at best, failed in it’s requirement to perform DUE DILIGENCE, as discussed in the previous post, Did Racine County Supervisor Monte Osterman Lie Before The Racine County Ethics Board and Was There A County Initiated Cover-Up? At worst, Racine County public officials colluded with Racine County Supervisor Monte Osterman to initiate a cover-up."

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Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! Wow! This week sure did fly by..... I closed my eyes, and before I know it, it's Friday! Anyway, your questions....

1) If you had the money, what charity would you want to start?

2) If you were to attend a costume party, what or whom would you go as?

3) When was the last time you were at a place that was too quiet?

4) What small town would you like to live in?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

You got me.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dance Team At the 2014 UGHS Powder Puff Game

"Hooligan wird Hose runter gezogen"

I love it.

What's on the Menu!

This is a recipe that my youngest daughter loves to make. My mom taught her how to make this and she just loves it. This is really good.

                                                  Spinach Stuffed Turkey Loaf

Meat mixture
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons minced onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg

1-10 ounce package frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
1 cup shredded cheese
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon mustard

Combine meat mixture ingredients in large bowl. In 9x13 pan put wax paper and spread meat mixture. Put filling mixture on top and roll it up. Pinch sides together bake at 350 degrees for and hour. Then the last half hour put the topping on and bake for the last half hour.

I hope everyone will enjoy this recipe.

Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hot Damn!

I've been having trouble with my computer's desktop shortcuts and bookmarks, links, etc.  Suddenly, they stopped working. I'm running Firefox and went to the help pages.  It looked like over the years some people had some similar problems to mine, but not exactly.  I did a Google search and the consensus appered to be to uninstall and reinstall Firefox.

But nobody was promising anything.  It reminded me of my early days of AA.  I made a self-imposed rule back then: if I don't know what to do, do nothing.

I didn't know what more I could do about the computer problems.  I figured out workarounds.  Then, suddenly, about 10 minutes ago, they started working again.  I had done nothing.

Thank you, Gods of the Computer World, for granting my wishes.

"Супер клип!!! это просто шедевральный шедевр))))) рекомендовано к просмотру!!!! Super clip !!!"

In Soviet Russia, music video likes or dislikes you.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my Packer Backers (except for one)!  How are you?  The temperatures are falling like the leaves.  I love the colors of autumn, but not the hues of winter.  I get chilly just thinking about it.

Of course, our intrepid Green Bay Packers beat the poop out of the cringing Chicago Bears last weekend.  Next, we attack the dirty rats that Favre ran to: The Minnesota Vikings.  Tomorrow night, 7:25 PM, CBS, at Minnesota’s Noise dome.

You can have a look at the Irregular Football League’s standings below.  I’m in the basement, where I belong.  “The Mighty Bears” currently have 1st place.  Click to embiggin.

Sad news with the announcement of Mr. Curtis Johnson’s latest problems.  As if Racine didn’t have enough trouble already. 

Sad news, too, with the announcement of the JT Irregulars lockdown.  I understand why, but I still bemoan the possible loss of some posters.  And I still feel hurt, tired, and confused.  Once you see an individual and meet him/her, it’s usually difficult to spam them.  They’re no longer just a username on a blog or comment.  Things here went quite the opposite the other day.  It’s too bad.  

The experience with events leading to the lockdown has tired me. I’m going to call it quits here and than all of you for reading my blog today.  Families come together when trouble hits.  Thank you for coming here.

Where’s the lockdown key? Ask;

Watch out for school buses and children crossing the streets.  I’m always afraid one will dart out in front of me.  Might be time to break out a sweater or two.  Enjoy what weather we have.  Galactophagist!

A Poem - by Willie Nelson

"I have outlived my pecker."

My nookie days are over,
My pilot light is out.
What used to be my pride and joy,
Is now my water spout.
Time was when, on its own accord,
From my trousers it would spring.
But now I've got a full time job,
To find the friggin thing.
It used to be embarrassing,
The way it would behave.
For every single morning,
It would stand and watch me shave.
Now as old age approaches,
It sure gives me the blues.
To see it hang its little head,
And watch me tie my shoes!!

Open Blog - Wednesday

Good-bye summer.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall Colors Pt 1!

Yes it is that time of the year again with all the trees changing colors. It is really beautiful when this happens every fall. But I think this year we may not see to many colors with how the cold weather hit us so quick. I am going to try to get as many pictures as I can to share with everyone.

Here are some pictures I have gotten so far-

This one was taken back in August at Bender Park in South Milwaukee Wi. This was the very first Fall picture I had taken this year.

                                     This picture was taken at Grant Park in South Milwaukee Wi.

                                        This picture was taken at Johnson Park in Caledonia Wi.

                                       This picture was taken on Nicholson Rd. in Caledonia Wi. 

                                   This picture was taken on Northwestern Ave. in Caledonia Wi.

                                         This picture was taken on 4 Mile Rd. in Caledonia Wi.

I am going to try to get some more pictures and try to get more of a field or prairie look for the picture. This is what I have gotten around here so far. With some of these pictures the leaves are starting to turn brown already and falling off the branches. I just can't believe that is happening with it. I hope everyone enjoys the pictures.

JTI Business, Not as Usual

Good morning dear friends and followers of JTIrregulars.  We have news to share with you.

At present, we are under what we hope is a temporary lockdown.

To those who read daily, you are aware of a great deal of negative material recently being posted.  We attempted to handle this reasonably by removing pointed comments directed at individuals (as per our policy) but our "intruder" had other plans. This was not just a difference of opinion, this was an ongoing, nasty attack on members. We went to a Shelter in Place mode by removing the option to post using the Anonymous moniker, which was being used to attack every administrator of this website.

This, or these trolls setup new accounts through Google and began a war. The attacks were removed and the situation became volatile. At the final point, EVERY current blog was spammed, repeatedly, with a lengthy tirade. There were wild and false accusations directed at members, and threats that this would not end until conditions were met which appeased this attacker. This behavior necessitated further administrative action. We are now in Lockdown. Only registered users of this website can currently post. Indeed, not what we want; however, we refuse to allow one or two to ruin what we've all built and cherished. Please continue to post as normal and enjoy JTIrregulars.

For the past 6 years,  JTI  has been very happy to allow anonymous posting and welcome new users. We were one of a kind in today's blogging world. We have a unique blend of different thoughts, ideas, good friends from across the U.S. and around the world, people from all walks of life and professions, friends from all political affiliations who respect each others opinions, and behave like adults. We hope to return to that.

We have heard from regular-Irregulars that under these tighter conditions, some have noticed their user name is not being recognized by Blogger. We've checked registered comments and found that Google, in their quest to data mine and become an even bigger internet giant of information,  has possibly changed email addresses that were used to originally set up accounts years ago.

If you are having difficulty logging in to enjoy commenting, try other email addresses and passwords which could be associated with you. If you continue to have difficulties, you can always set up a new account. You can also contact the Sheriff or any admin and we can let you know what email is showing in your account. We hope this ends soon and we can all play together nicely, again. Many of you rely on the JTI as a part of your daily routine.

Such a shame that one or two people can hold us all at bay. Welcome to 2014, where you can throw a tantrum and ruin it for everyone.

Open Blog - Tuesday

It's Tequila Tuesday.

Monday, September 29, 2014

"2nd young woman accuses SC Johnson heir of sexual contact"

"A second young woman now claims Racine billionaire Samuel Curtis 'Curt' Johnson III sexually molested her when she was a girl, claims his attorney calls 'unequivocally' false.

"The woman, identified in court records only as AMB, was a friend of the victim in a sexual assault case prosecutors filed against Johnson in 2011. Because that victim left the state and refused to cooperate, Johnson ultimately pleaded guilty in June to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to four months in jail.

"AMB filed her three-page civil complaint in July, but it was only recently served on Johnson, who has not yet filed an answer. It claims that on multiple occasions between March 2007 and July 2009, Johnson had sexual contact with her while she was with his family on trips to Mexico and the Bahamas, and while she was guest at his Racine home.

"She seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

"Her attorney, Steven Lucareli of Eagle River, said the woman is 20 now and living and working in California, where she now has another lawyer, Stephen Estey, who specializes in personal injury cases. Lucareli said AMB continues to struggle with the aftermath of her contact with Johnson and has been in therapy."

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Local Loyalty - Malicki's Piggly Wiggly Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of 
Malicki's Piggly Wiggly on Washington!

Ralph Malicki opened his Piggly Wiggly on Washington Ave. 
on May 22nd 2011. 
He has many, many years experience in the grocery industry, 
and really knows his stuff. 
His goal is to give us a better experience, 
provide  our needs, and for his employees to make a difference. 
He also helps showcase some local businesses within his store. 
Look for Sherwood fudge, Cheesecakes by Diana, Taste of Joy, and many other local places, as well as places throughout the state, he carries their goodies. Many can be found in the area near produce, in the 1st aisle, as well as throughout the store. If you see a brand you don't recognize, pick it up and see where it's from. You might be surprised!

Personally, I much prefer Ralph's Piggly Wiggly to any other store in town. The workers are noticeably friendlier and more helpful. 
They welcome you, and say hi, even if just passing in an aisle. It feels like home. If you're looking for something that they don't carry, 
get ahold of Ralph (just ask for him, he's usually there), and he'll do everything he can to get whatever you're looking for. 
You can follow this
 Pig on Facebook.
If you haven't yet stopped in to check them out, please do so. 

Ralph's 3 words - 
1. Friendly 
2. Interactive
3. Engaged, 
both with the customers as well as the community.

If you meet Ralph, please let him know you saw it here!

Tell Me About Your Stinky Story

Here is mine. Back in the mid 70’s my wife (at the time) we went up to Florence County Wisconsin. During deer hunting season there was an old farmer who would rent us his cabin.  Huge cabin, slept like 15 people.

Anywho, we went up a month early to check on some places to hunt and stayed in the cabin. The day we left the farmer gave us a big bag of Rutabagas. This was in October. Got home and took them in the house, no biggie.

Come summer my car is starting to stink. I looked everywhere, in the trunk, under the seats, even took the back seat out.

Finally, after a couple of weeks it was so bad I looked all over again and decided to take the spare tire out. I had a ’69 Plymouth Roadrunner and the spare was mounted in the back of the trunk on a slant.

I pull the tire out and there it was. “The runaway rutabaga, sitting there pulsating”!

It had rolled out of the bag and came to rest behind the tire. Then came the cleaning…

Open Blog - Monday

Have a great week.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

11 crazy D.I.Y. ideas that work in a pinch

Whether you’re stranded on an island with nothing but your wits or simply flat broke, re-purpose what’s on hand to turn any moment into a glamorous one.

Advil Liquid-Gels= zit zapper
DIY dilemma: 
A pimple has reared it’s ugly head and you’ve got nothing more than the contents of the office first aid kit to tame it.

Mission accomplished: Aspirin has long been known as an in-a-pinch zit zapper--but technology has created pimple-fighter 2.0 thanks to liquid gel formulas. “I hear makeup artists use this all the time on models backstage at fashion shows,” says beauty guru Robin Coe-Hutshing. “Open up an Advil gel cap and apply it right onto the pimple. It takes the swelling down right away.”

Cup of Starbucks = makeshift manicure
DIY dilemma: 
Your nails are looking raggedy, but you hardly have time to grab a cup of coffee, let alone spend an hour at the nail salon.

Mission accomplished: Double-duty your caffeine run by grabbing a couple extra brown sugar packets and wooden stirrers while you’re there, says, Jin Soon Choi, owner of the Jin Soon Hand and Foot Spa salons in New York City. “Mix sugar with some lemon, honey, and olive oil and scrub into hands and nails for a minute, then use a wooden coffee stirrer to push back cuticles. Rinse off and your hands will look totally clean, soft and manicured.”

Onion = bug bite soother
DIY dilemma:
 You managed to swing a vacation in Mexico, but while you’re lunching at an outdoor café, mosquitos are lunching on you.

Mission accomplished: Grab that onion slice off your salad and start rubbing it directly onto the irritation. “The sulphur in onions work right away to fix the itch,” says Jordana Mattioli, aesthetician at the office of Dr Adam M. Kolker in New York City.

Milk of Magnesia = face mask
DIY dilemma: 
Your skin’s looking rough—but payday’s a week and a half away, so no salon facial for you.

Mission accomplished: Milk of Magnesia has talents beyond just neutralizing stomach acid. “Growing up I learned the great Milk of Magnesia face mask,” says Coe-Hutshing of her trick to keeping skin smooth, clear and china-like. “Dab it on with a cotton ball, wait until it dries, then rinse off. That’s it! It’s amazing.”

KY jelly= shoe polish
DIY dilemma: 
Your scuffed shoes are looking more “walk of shame” than “victory parade.”

Mission accomplished: Coe Hutshing’s non-date-night strategy works just as well when applied to your current situation. “This is embarrassing, but in an emergency I have used personal lubricant to polish my scuffed shoes,” she admits.

DIY dilemma: A day of volunteering at your kid’s kindergarten has drained the life from your face--and you’ve got just five minutes until you need to make a break for a restaurant with the family.

Mission accomplished: Distract the kids with a pitcher of cherry Kool-Aid while you grab a pinch of the powder for yourself and head to the bathroom mirror. Mix with a little water and you’ll have made an awesome ad-hoc cheek and lip tint, say Annie and Maggie Ford Danielson, global authorities for Benefit Beauty.

Black tea = foot deodorizer
DIY dilemma: 
Your feet, put frankly, are smelling like very expensive cheese, and you’ve got 15 minutes before you walk out the door to meet friends.

Mission accomplished: Rummage through your kitchen cupboard for black tea, says Ian Ginsberg, Owner of C.O. Bigelow. Steep 2-3 bags in a bowl filled with warm (not hot!) water – then set your stopwatch for 15 minutes and get soaking. The tannins are helpful in neutralizing odor.

Matchbook = nail file
DIY dilemma: 
You’re looking your best as you catch the bus to a job interview -- but when you push the ‘next stop’ button you chip a nail.

Mission accomplished: Reach into your coat pocket and fish out that matchbook you grabbed from your fancy meal out last week. The sandpaper-like strike strip on the back is surprisingly precise at shaping nails quickly.

Tennis ball = personal masseuse
DIY dilemma: 
Your attempt to channel Serena Williams on the court has left your back in knots, but if you have to choose between your mortgage and a massage, well, you know which one’s going to win, however reluctantly.

Mission accomplished: Dig those tennis balls out of your bag. Lie on your back and place one ball between your shoulder blade and spine, says massage guru Ben Brown. Gradually let your weight rest into the surface of the ball, relaxing around it. Now gently roll your shoulder and back over the ball. Instant relief.

Baking soda = deodorant
DIY dilemma: 
A hot kitchen and hours spent rolling out dough -- no doubt about it, your cookie-baking marathon has left you sweating. Party guests are on their way.

Mission accomplished: Reserve a little baking soda for yourself, and pat under your underarms. It’ll do the same job deodorizing you as it does your fridge, by absorbing odors.

Peppermint oil = breath freshener
DIY dilemma: 
You finished scarfing down an entire extra-garlic pizza moments before the doorbell rings, and who do you spy through the keyhole but the adorable man from across the hall.

Mission accomplished: Run to your bathroom cabinet, homing in on your bath-time products. A single drop of essential oil of peppermint on your tongue instantly freshens breath and kills bacteria, according to Ute Leube, founder of haute organic skincare line Amala.

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.

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