Saturday, February 21, 2015

"Library Hosts Panel Discussion: Overview of Racine’s Criminal Justice System"

"Racine, Wisconsin – The partnership of Coming Together Racine and the Racine Public Library invite the community to hear a panel discussion on Racine’s criminal justice system, moderated by Reggie Jackson, Chairman of the Board of America’s Black Holocaust Museum. An overview will be given by Racine Chief of Police Arthel Howell; Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete; Public Defender Margaret Johnson; and Judge Jack Jude. They will discuss the process of making an arrest, charging and defending an individual with a crime, and sentencing a convicted individual. The program will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. upstairs in the Adult Department. Light refreshments will be served.
"The mission of Coming Together Racine is to actively challenge and eliminate racism in the greater Racine community.  The vision of Coming Together Racine is to create a genuine inter-racial community where all people have equal voice and access to resources and opportunities.
"Contact: Jessica MacPhail, Treasurer, Coming Together Racine"    
c/o Racine Public Library


Open Blog - Weekend


Friday, February 20, 2015

Scott Walker’s cowardice should disqualify him

Giuliani, the former New York mayor; Certainly don’t look to Walker, who, in trying to establish himself as the man to lead the country after the 2016 election, is avoiding anything that might resemble leadership.

At home in Wisconsin, Walker’s leadership has been conspicuously missing. His tax cuts have left the state with a $283 million deficit that needs to be covered by midyear and a deficit projected at $2 billion for the two years beginning in July. Bloomberg News reported this week that the state will delay $108 million in debt payments due in May — a move that will ultimately increase the amount Wisconsin has to pay.

Click here to read the article in the Washington Post

Weekend Funny

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! After working a gazillion hours of overtime, I'm taking a break this weekend. A little rest is what I need...  Anyways your questions....

1) What do you prefer, snowy days or extreme cold?

2) Would you ever like to learn how to use a light sabre?

3) Do you think cats should stay indoors?

4) How often do you take naps?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

Go nuts!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Those are all good looking people. No one wants to undress the ugly.

"Racine Mayor John Dickert And Other City Officials Allegedly Exchange City Emails Containing Words Such As 'Nigger' 'Coon' 'Wetback' 'Monkey' 'Ghetto' 'Kickback'"

From Racine Community Media:

"A witness in the federal case has testified in a federal deposition, that she heard
Mayor John Dickert proclaim: 'It is time for these niggers to go back to Waukegan.'

"The city appears to have failed to turn over the documents related to a major civil rights lawsuit against Mayor Dickert and various city staff and elected officials. The failure to do so has caused attorneys in the case to file a 'motion to compel' with the Milwaukee federal court, whats contained in the document is utterly disgusting, insulting and totally unacceptable and is leading to a huge increase in cost to the taxpayer of racine. Read the recently filed, motion to compel, at the link below.

"Racine residents demand to know the current cost of the lawsuit, city taxpayers have been footing the bill for over 10 months, paying for all legal costs for Mayor Dickert and the other city officials."

Read more:

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my Chilly Willies!  How are you?  Welcome to the deep freeze.  Tomorrow is supposed to be even worse, with a high of zero.  Compared to last winter, of course, this is nothing, but I’m complaining anyway.  Stop the madness!  Raise the temperatures!  Somebody do something. Open the doors and windows of City Hall and let all the hot air out.  That alone should raise us ten degrees.  The Zoo should burn all the animal feces that they can for heat: And how about letting some of those deserted homes in the ghetto burn down instead of “saving” them?  The Fire Department should be on hand to see that the fires don’t spread.  Too cold for you?  Torch your neighbor’s house.

We have now officially entered the spring election period.  Expect to be bombed with expensive mailings from various candidates and robocalled every few hours.  Watch the mud fly and the candidates lie.  Just when you think no one could sink any lower, a candidate, or staff member, will.  I’m sorry that I have such a dim view of politics and politicians, but I didn’t start out that way.  Decades of lies molded my view.

I am going to make an endorsement in the Mount Pleasant President race. Madame Zoltar endorses Mr. Jerry Garski for Mount Pleasant President.
Wasn’t Gleason a comedian?  And a damned good one at that.

Once again the “strange strangeness” of Señor Zanza rears its head.  This happens at every polling place that Señor Zanza has taken me to.  I always ask if he’s coming in with me and he always says no.  I tell him that he can register on the spot, but he says no.  When I ask why, he mumbles something about a governmental misunderstanding.  A “governmental misunderstanding” like “I’m a felon and can’t vote.”?  He never wants to discuss the matter further and always distracts me with a fine dinner after I’ve voted.  Unfortunately, food is my weakest point.  I love good food.  Too much, I’m sure my doctor would say.

Thank you, my dears, for visiting my blog today.  I love each and every one of you.  All of you. Even the people who hate me.  They need my love the most.  Thank you for taking time from your busy day to share a few moments with me.

Is it OK to tie politicians who have robocalled you into a chair and force then to listen to their sales pitches for the next twenty-four hours, with ear buds/headphones taped to their heads at maximum volume?  How about at minimum volume?  Ask:

Thank you to all the nameless crossing guards all over the city who stand out there in the cold protecting our children.  If you know one, thank him/her.  Winter conditions remain, obviously, so be careful when driving or walking.  Look out for the other guy because oftentimes he doesn’t give a buffalo chip about safety.  I’ll see you next week, God willing.

Open Blog - Wednesday

And thus starts Lent.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"The Incredible Efficiency Of A Russian Snow Plow | Video"

As says it: "If only there was video of it meeting one going the other way."

Weekday (not so) Funny

A quick note for YouTube Users

Currently 300 hours of videos are being upload to YouTube every minute.

So if you can't find it on YouTube, its not out there or happening.

Walker is at it again

I bitch about polotics but I have to question this one:

Walker’s new budget proposal would slash $300 million from the University of Wisconsin system over the next two years. That’s a 13 percent reduction in state funding.

$300 mil sounds like a lot of money but over 2 years is it really that bad? I know we are dumping a lot of cash into the UW System and I would like to know where the dollars go. I have the feeling people look at the UW System as the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The system is all over the state, Milwaukee, Parkside, La Crosse, Green Bay, Whitewater, Oshkosh, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, just to name a few of the larger ones. The UW educates approximately 180,000 students on 26 campuses, and serves more than one million citizens through statewide extension programs

It seems like it's harder and harder for kids to get INTO college yet the colleges are yelling "Gimme dat money"; for what. I believe Asswipe...sorry, Walker screwed over Racine's school system.

I feel every kid who graduated from high school, has the right to go to college. You don't need to pass SAT or what ever tests they have out there to get in. You have one semester to make the grade or your out, come back next year.

So am I wrong thinking this reduction may be good? Is Walker doing this just to 'toot his horn' while he makes a run at the Presidency?

I guess if I know the answers to many of these questions I would run for President, well Governor.

Just a little reminder

Everyone should carry a Winter Survival Kit in their car. In an emergency, it could save your life and the lives of your passengers. Here is what you need:
  • a shovel
  • windshield scraper and small broom
  • flashlight with extra batteries
  • battery powered radio
  • water
  • snack food including energy bars
  • raisins and mini candy bars
  • matches and small candles
  • extra hats, socks and mittens
  • First aid kit with pocket knife
  • Necessary medications
  • blankets or sleeping bag
  • tow chain or rope
  • road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction
  • booster cables
  • emergency flares and reflectors
  • fluorescent distress flag and whistle to attract attention
  • Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter
Taken from Read Wisconsin

I need all you Irregular people to AWAYS come/get home safe.


Open Blog - Tuesday

Local spring primary elections are held today.  After you've voted, go out and celebrate Fat Tuesday.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Chocolate Martini

This is my kind of Martini:



Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini....2 oz vanilla vodka 3 oz chocolate liqueur 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, (about 5 or 6 whole) thawed 1 cup half & half Puree thawed strawberries with their juices in a small food processor. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and pour into martini glasses !