Friday, February 6, 2015

"Racine Police searching for couple and children concerning endangered child case"

From RacineUncovered:

"The Racine Police Department along with Child Protective Services is actively searching for Amanda Ibarra Gasca and Ivan Ruiz aka Vante Rojas. Both parties are wanted for questing in an endangered child investigation case. The mother should be traveling with three children ages 10, 8, and almost 2 years old, along with her boyfriend Ivan Ruiz. They should be operating a tan or gold 2004 Ford Explorer with Illinois temporary plates.

"Officers have attempted to locate the children and indications are that the adults could possibly be avoiding contact with law enforcement.

"Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing, Endangered, and Exploited Children has issued an alert for the mother and children.

"Racine Police Investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about the location of these subjects, or their children. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756."

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Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! It has been a long, long week working overtime with Lizardmom -like hours. It's crazy.... Anyways, your questions...

1) What do you have more of, VHS, DVD's or Blue Rays?

2) What was the most bizarre piece of news you have heard/seen recently?

3) Do you know how to drive manual transmission?

4) What do you think of roundabouts?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

Calm down or you'll have a stroke.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

"Officials continue to disagree over release of man in puppy death"

From The Journal

"RACINE — Call it the case of the dueling documents.

"And what it boils down to is whether bond documents for a Racine man released from the Racine County Jail last week reflect a $2,500 cash bond, or $2,000.

"His defense attorney contends only $2,000 was posted for his release, and he shouldn't have been set free because he still owed $500. Racine County’s sheriff staunchly maintains the document states $2,500 was the bail price, and all $2,500 was paid – leading to Fred C. Gossett’s rightful release."

"Gossett, 52, formerly of Park City, Illinois, near Waukegan, allegedly stomped on the puppy in a Racine home in 2012 -- with his son -- because the dog’s owner owed the younger Gossett $13. His defense attorney said in court on Wednesday that he called her Monday to inform her he wrongly had been released from jail because he still owed $500.

"Assistant State Public Defender Adrienne Moore, who heads the state Public Defender’s trial office in Racine, stated via text message on Thursday that 'the jail made a mistake' in releasing him.

“'Mr. Gossett's bond was changed from $2,000 (in 2013) to $2,500 (on Nov. 12) by the (judge). While he had previously paid $2,000, he had not paid the additional $500 to get out of jail so the jail clearly made a mistake.'

"Mistake? 'Not according to how my supervisors interpret the court documents,' Racine County Sheriff Chris Schmaling stated in a text message Thursday.

“'My jail supervisors book in and release 10,000 prisoners on average each and every year. I will take their word over a defense lawyer who failed to get the client to show up to court and has no experience doing bookings and releases like we do in a jail setting,' Schmaling stated."

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A puppy stomper, eh? 

What sort pf sick, disturbed, twisted mind does these things?

Imagine, he already has a son and is teaching him violence.  At what point do we interfere with another's actions? 

I think he needs neutering himself and a restraining order keeping him away from animals.

"Mayoral Election: Candidates Talk Jobs, Taxes, And Budgets

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Elections, Government · February 5, 2015

"Racine voters head to the polls on Feb. 17 to choose among four candidates for the mayoral election, which includes: Janice Hand, Ed Diehl, Melvin Hargrove, and incumbent John Dickert

"The two candidates with the most votes on Feb. 17 will oppose one another for the spring election on April 7.

"The Racine County Eye and the Racine Taxpayers’ Association sponsored a candidate forum at Gateway Technical College on Thursday where candidates fielded a number of questions about their experience and positions on a number of issues. Each candidate had a minute to respond to questions. We’ll feature a number of those questions and the candidates’ answers over the next several days."

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None of the above is to be construed as an endorsement of a candidate.  I'm just trying to keep the community informed.

"Look what I can do, Dad"

Someone give that kid an aspirin

Clown Spider

Alltime10s Thursdays

"Roundabout entrance cleared after semi strikes two vehicles"

From The Journal

February 03, 2015 1:52 pm  • 

"RACINE - A semi truck briefly blocked the Sixth Street entrance to the Downtown roundabout Tuesday afternoon after striking two vehicles, according to police.

"The semi was apparently trying to park on Sixth Street just before the roundabout when it backed into a city bus, according to police on the scene.

"The impact broke off the bus' side mirror, and the semi also reportedly skimmed the side mirror of another car parked on Sixth Street, police said.

"The westbound Sixth Street roundabout entrance by City Hall, 730 Washington Ave., was closed before 2 p.m., although the roundabout itself remained open. The entrance was cleared by 2:15 p.m."

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I can't wait for the gangsters and drug dealers to encounter the proposed roundabout at Douglas Ave. and Hamilton St.  I bet that within a week, a vehicle will get air from driving right through the middle of the thing.

Open Blog - Thursday

Thank God it's any day that you're alive.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Stairway to Heaven?

I think it leads to a wormhole or portal in space.

"Healing & Health, Riches & Wealth"


Healing & Health, Riches & Wealth
Live Service this Saturday

Continuing information on the new Success in Life Club.
If you can't make it in person watch it live online at
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Saturday, February 7th, at 2:30 PM pst.

             Faith, Hope, Help and Love
                    Pastors Robert and Maria Tilton

 That's my man, the Farting Preacher.  I could watch him for hours.

"Roundabout approved; city will pay extra $262,000 for traffic circle"

From The Journal

"RACINE — The city will end up footing part of the bill for a roundabout at Hamilton Street and Douglas Avenue when a partial reconstruction of Highway 32 takes place in 2017.

"The City Council voted 7-5 on Tuesday night at City Hall, 730 Washington Ave., to pick up $262,612 of the cost for putting in the traffic circle after state transportation officials ruled the project unwarranted. Aldermen Melissa Kaprelian-Becker, Mike Shields, Eddie Diehl, Ron Hart and Q.A. Shakoor II, voted against the move."

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Another colossal waste of tax dollars.  I've driven through that intersection many, many times.  A roundabout is uncalled for.  Maybe the police who sit and talk in the parking lot on the southeast corner could do some traffic control?

Jupiter and the Full Moon and a Quick Timelapse

Jupiter rose near the full Moon last night so I thought I would post a pic from my place in Tucson.
Last night, I made a quick timelapse from some shots I took at Kitt Peak a couple of weeks ago with a Lensbaby 5.8mm fisheye lens. I wish I had let it go longer since I like what I got...I really need to get a second camera so I feel better about tying one up all night!

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my chili beanies!  How are you?  Have you unstuck yourselves from the storm?  Any damage done?  I heard there was a foot of snow in Racine.  Chicago got half a foot more.  The parking on side streets becomes a real challenge.  In Chicago, amongst those who have to park on the street overnight, there is an unspoken code that you don’t steal the spot of the guy who worked for an hour and a half to clear his vehicle.  People put out kitchen chairs to reserve their spots.  I’m very lucky to be aided and abetted by Señor Zanza and Junior in snow removal.  Junior is a strong, young man who can be wicked with the snow shovel.  The thing is, he needs an audience, primarily an audience of teen age girls.  All that Señor Zanza would say is “Don’t worry.  Everything will be fine in the morning.”  Miraculously, on the next morning our sidewalk, driveway and apron were clear.   Señor Zanza was still sleeping. I quickly put on some clothes, a coat, hat and boots.  I went out and surveyed all of our property.  All driveway and walking surfaces had been cleared,  What got to me is that there wasn’t a single mark left from a shovel, snow thrower, or a plow.  It’s like the snow melted in those spots.

Sometimes Señor Zanza scares me a little.

How about those Patriots, huh?  Calling a group of lying cheaters “Patriots” is a slur.  They’ll get a fine for deflating their balls in a playoff game, but no one will take the title away from them.  The message to the kids: go ahead and cheat.  Our Super Bowl “winners” do it.

We have some elections coming up shortly and it would serve us all if we sought out information on the candidates.  Mr. Mayor Dickert’s office is up for grabs.  It would behoove us if we also vote, for any side.  And stop the inevitable mudslinging.  They should serve free food at polling places.  That would swell the turnout.   Free beer would be even better, but who wants a bunch of drunks deciding our fate?  Yuck!

It was Groundhog Day two days ago and our local groundhog saw her shadow, so we get six more weeks of winter.  That makes sense.  If only someone would plug all of the groundhog’s entrances and exits, he/she would be a no-show.  Then what?  Everyone gets drunk and goes home, wondering what the next six weeks hold in store for them.

Driving conditions were worsened by last night’s snow, so please be careful out there.  I curse this weather.  Every year I say I’m going to move to a warmer climate. But I never do.  So, this year I’m not even going to try.  To heck with it.  Maybe that way I’ll actually do it.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my blog.  I appreciate every smile and tear.  I love my readers.  I’m proud of them.

Don’t forget to email me if you have any concerns:

Take it easy in the snow.  Allow more time.  Slow down.  (I fishtailed today. Oh my.)  The snow makes everything more difficult.  Be careful and be mindful of your surroundings.  I don’t ever want to lose an Irregular to a crash in snow.

Open Blog - Wednesday

Just a little bit more.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

"Robin Williams rare footage"

That poor director.

"Ever Wanted To See Randy Quaid And Rupert Murdoch Have Sex?"

This is how titans of finance treat each other.

"Greenfield paramedics in viral photo say 'shovel it forward'"

                                                                                        Greenfield Fire Department

Greenfield firefighters and paramedics returned to a patient’s home to shoel his driveway after they took the man to the hospital during Sunday’s snowstorm. The photo went viral on social media.

By Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel

"A photo of Greenfield firefighters and paramedics shoveling a patient's driveway has gone viral with more than 1,600 shares and 21,000 "likes" on Facebook.

"Now, those same paramedics are using their newfound notoriety to 'shovel it forward.'

"A Greenfield fire engine and two paramedic units were dispatched to assist a man suffering a severe cardiac problem on Sunday as nearly a foot of snow blanketed the Milwaukee area, Fire Chief Jon Cohn said.

"Paramedics tended to the man, who had started shoveling his driveway before the emergency, and took him to Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center. The man's name and condition have not been released, per federal privacy laws.

"A family member wasn't able to get her car out of the driveway because of the snow and Greenfield police officers drove her to the hospital.

"On the way back to the fire station, paramedics talked about the worsening weather conditions and decided to pick up shovels from the station and return to the house to finish what the man had started, paramedic Tom Konieczka said.

"They cleared the driveway in 30 minutes. 

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I like this "paying it forward" stuff.  By being kind to others, I feel a kindness myself

"Racine County Eye, Taxpayers Assoc. Presenting Community Candidate Forums"

From Racine County Eye:

By Heather Asiyanbi in Community, Government · February 3, 2015  

"Racine County Eye and the Racine Taxpayers Association are partnering to present a number of community candidate forums in the weeks leading up to the February primary and April general elections.

"The forums will give residents an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates. Voters will also have the chance to ask questions of their own, too.

"We will update this story as more details become available.

"Sturtevant Municipal Judge:

"7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Village Hall, 2801 89th Street.

"Candidates are Robert Niemiec (i); Steve Brown; Kathy Lynaugh; Stuart Ten Cate

"Racine Mayor:

"7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 in the Great Lakes Room at Gateway Technical College, 1001 Main Street.

"Candidates are: John Dickert (i); Edward Deihl, Melvin Hargrove, Janice Hand

"Racine Aldermanic:

"7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Great Lakes Room at Gateway.

"Contested races:

"5th District: Final two from the primary between Sue DeKeuster, Monte Osterman, Paul Sloth, Steve Smetana

"7th District: Ray DeHahn (i) and Eric L. Mohr

"Mount Pleasant Village President:

"7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive.

"Candidates: Mark Gleason (i) and Jerry Garski"

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None of the above is to be construed as an endorsement of a candidate.  I'm just trying to keep the community informed.

'Gangsta' with shit-stained drawers

This is what MLK fought for?

Open Blog - Tuesday


Monday, February 2, 2015

"Acts of Kindness, Love Paying at Local McDonald’s"

From Racine County Eye:

By Heather Asiyanbi in Business, Community · February 2, 2015 

"Racine-area McDonald’s are participating in the Pay with Love promotion, and customers from around the area are getting happily surprised when offered the opportunity to pay for their orders with an act of kindness or love.

"The restaurant chain advertised Pay with Love during the Super Bowl Sunday; the promotion runs until Valentine’s Day.

"Felina Coleman posted a video Monday of a woman calling her father and telling him that she loves him 'to the moon and back.'

"Coleman and her co-workers can be heard saying, 'Aww' and clapping for the customer.

"Each store will hand out 100 free meals at pre-determined times throughout the day, according to a story at Good News Insider.

"Official rules state that each location’s manager – the Lovin’ Lead – will choose the times between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Acceptable acts of kindness could include fist bumping the cashier, calling someone to say 'I love you,' customers hugging their companions or blowing someone a kiss.

"A McDonald’s spokesperson told AOL the goal is to increase customer happiness."

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You deserve a hug today at McDonald's.

Bye Grandma!!!

Come back again soon.


That's hardcore, man.

Open Blog - Monday

First he'll have to dig out from a foot of snow.