By Heather Asiyanbi in Community, Government · May 8, 2015 "Nearly 75 percent of the funding for the nonprofit George Bray Center
was cut Thursday from the state budget on a party line vote in the
Joint Committee on Finance. "With a 12-4 vote, lawmakers slashed $124,350 from the Center’s budget among other cuts to youth diversion grant funding, a story in The Journal Times reads. The cut represents every dollar of state funding the center had been receiving. "Racine County Eye reached out to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for comment, and we will update this story when we hear from him. "Executive Director Jameel Ghuari told the newspaper he thinks
politics are at the center of the cut, particularly the Bray Center’s
voter registration efforts. "'We believe people should have the right to participate in a
democracy. This is an attempt to stop that,' he is quoted as saying. "Despite the cut, Ghuari stressed that nothing would change at the
George Bray Center – which operates as a separate entity from the City
of Racine and always has since it was founded in 1961, the story
I went to high school and college with John Nowicki. In high school, one of John's brothers was in my grade. John was a little younger. Where we really cemented our friendship was at UW-Parkside a few tears later. John introduced me to the woman who would become my wife.
John is the best artist in watercolor that I know. Seeing the painting in real life is almost breathtaking. The details are flawless. You wouldn't believe the number of hours it takes to create something like that. John pores over his paintings for hour after hour.
"The Cameron Langrell Memorial Fund has been
set up to help the Olender family manage funeral and arrangement costs.
Go to: gofundme.com and search for the 'Cameron Langrell Memorial Fund'"
I was bullied at school in my freshman year. Gym Class (Phys. Ed.) was the worst. Both my parents worked and left for work before I left for school. I often skipped school on the days that Gym Class was scheduled. That left a large emotiohal wound unhealed to this day.
Hello, my dear friends and foes!How are you?According to the weatherman, we’re supposed to be in the 70’s tomorrow
and the day after.I swear that spring
comes later and later each year.It’s
that awkward wardrobe time when you have to keep out both your winter and
summer clothes because you don’t know what the weather will be next.Then, suddenly, one day, it will be hot and
humid, and it will stay that way, as if someone threw a switch.I wouldn’t mind a cool summer, but I think
that would disappoint many people. The less we have to run the air
conditioning, the more money in our pockets.
Oh my, as I write this, it’s 44 degrees outside and I just
heard the heat kick in.
Everything is coming up roses for local events.Racine
County experienced a 7% increase in
tourism last year.I know that tourism
creates jobs, but they tend to be on the lower end of the pay scale.Maybe a dozen bartenders and wait staff get
hired, whereas one factory alone could create hundreds of jobs.So, of course we pursue the tourists and
forget production.I often think that
those who support these bread and circuses have no idea of what it’s like to be
poor.Nor do they care.
Junior was at the carnival the other night where Mr. SER had
taken his grandson.Junior says he had
nothing to do with all the fights, but it was a sight to behold.I suggest that they hold regular fights
inside Regency Mall.That will attract a
crowd and be as much of a mall anchor as Boston Store is.When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.I don’t see much more of a future for the
mall.Too bad.If they kept the riff-raff out, they might
get more stores.
Stores come and go so quickly in the strip malls and
downtown.“Chicken one day, feathers the
next.”It’s difficult to keep track of
the moves.Just when I get used to some
product, the company changes it.As soon
as I find a store I like, it moves.Just
when I’ve learned a store’s layout, they change it.
I must admit, I haven’t moved a stick of furniture in
decades.I clean it, but I feel the
layout is perfect.Why mess with
success?No one’s complained yet.Junior spends 90% of his non-school time in
his bedroom playing with electrical devices.I don’t think that Señor Zanza even cares what things look like.He always seems more interested in thinking
whatever deep thoughts he has.I should
put a footstool in his path.I bet he
wouldn’t see it.Kee-RASH!
I came across this video recently and thought I’d share it
with you: “An Object At Rest”
"Some law enforcement agencies in South Carolina are offering up their
parking lots as a well-lit, secure place to finalize deals made on
Craigslist and other online marketplaces.
"Officers say they won't
get involved in the deals themselves, staying out of the individual
transactions. But officials say they hope that, by doing the buying and
selling at a police station or sheriff's department, people will be less
likely to cut a shady deal — or get violent.
"At least two people
have been killed in South Carolina in recent years when online
transactions went wrong in real life. In 2013, two men were charged with
murder and kidnapping after authorities said they shot to death a
Charleston man they met because he was selling his pickup truck on
"Authorities said 25-year-old William Apps met the two
men in downtown Charleston and drove them to Mount Pleasant, where Apps
was taken out of the truck at gunpoint. He was later forced back into
the truck and driven around before one of the men shot Apps in the neck
and left his body in a wooded area, according to court documents."
Is it ever proper to mock another person's religion? Like most Americans, I believe, I was happy that they got the gunmen without anyone else being hurt. I support free speech so screw your Muhammad. But then I thought, "What's the benefit of mocking another person's religion?" Islam simply does not allow for the representation of the Prophet Muhammad in any form. So what? Jews celebrate the Sabbath on Saturday, but no one seems to mind. I don't have a burning desire to draw Muhammad. The only reason to do it is to incite others. Which is what happened. However, nearly everyone in Texas carries a gun, so it was a pretty stupid idea Stupidity on both sides.
Yes it is that time of the year again with all the wildflowers coming up so we all know it is Spring time. We have been going out driving around this past week since Drew has had a week of vacation. It will be the same time next week since it is migration time for the birds to all come back up this way and with the wildflowers starting to bloom.
We did find a new flower this year already and I hope everyone will likes them and some that we have found in the past. Here are the flowers we have found so far!
This is a new one for me it is Siberian Squill this was at the Lighthouse in Caledonia Wi.
This is a Piper's Anemone this was at Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in Lomira Wi.
This is a Marsh Marigold this was at Bender Park Oak Creek Wi.
This is a Wood Violet this was at Shoop Park Caledonia Wi.
This is a Sweet Trillium this was at Colonial Park Racine Wi. This is the Trillium just starting to bloom.
This is the Yellow Daffodil this was at Grant Park South Milwaukee Wi.
I just hope that everyone enjoys the pictures as much as I enjoy going out and getting the pictures to share with everyone. There will be more to come as I get more pictures.
Why (in the movies) when someone is being chased, they run into the stairwell and go up. WTF, why go up? Are you going to parachute off the roof, you're due to get caught whether you're the good guy or the bad guy.
I have to give you a little info first. Yesterday I took my grandson to the mall, I hate that frigg'in place. Right now they have the carnival going on. All of a sudden there had to be at least 100 to 125 if not more kids running to watch at fight. they were all late grade school or early high school kids. they had traffic all messed up bad because of the size of the group.
Q.- So why doesn't the city have uncover offices with 'stun guns' walking around and when there is a happening as such have them walk into the crowd and stun as many as they can?
Leave trails of bodies all over; they (the kids) shouldn't be there in the first place so they have no reason to bitch if they get hit with one.
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