Saturday, June 6, 2015

"100 Places of Dance"

I'm sweating from watching so much dance.

Weekend Funny

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

-William ButlerYeats

"William Butler Yeats (/ˈjts/; 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost  figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief during its early years. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honoured[1] for what the Nobel Committee described as 'inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.' Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize; such works include The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1929).[2] Yeats was a very good friend of American expatriate poet and Bollingen Prize laureate Ezra Pound. Yeats wrote the introduction for Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali, which was published by the India Society.[3]"

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Open Blog - Weekend

No moping around.

Friday, June 5, 2015

"People are Awesome Epic Wins (INCREDIBLE THINGS) 1080 HD"


"1853 Kinney Avenue"

This shit must stop. One way or another, we must learn to live with each other. This guy busts his ass for something good, but the animals keep tearing it apart.

"Council Approves Slide the City"

From Racine County Eye:

By Paul Holley in Community, Events · June 2, 2015

"The Racine Common Council on Tuesday gave approval for Slide the City, a 1,000-foot-long 'slip-and-slide', to set up near North Beach on Saturday, Aug. 8.

"Slide the City will use Hoffert Drive from Michigan Boulevard to North Beach Park. Participants will pay to ride their inner tubes down the hill in a family-friendly water party. Single-day attendance is capped at 5,000.

"Real Racine, the county’s destination marketing organization, is bringing the attraction to the community. Real Racine is paying for the water and park rental fees.
"Slide the City will announce pricing and registration details within a few days. In the meantime, check out this recent Wow Summer Adventures segment from 'The Today Show' HERE

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"Now that’s a fucking treehouse"

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

You could sublet parts of it.

Open Blog - Friday

You tell 'em.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

"Les Paul anniversary celebration to kick off in Times Square"

Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Weekday Funny

Oh yeah!

"Teacher suspended after jamming students' phones"

From Break:

by PhilHaney on 1 hours ago

"The man is a damn hero, yet a Florida science teacher is in some hot water over his decision to not take crap from his students anymore. 

Teacher of The Year

"Dean Liptak, who teaches at Fivay High School in Hudson, Florida was sick and tired of student’s cell phones ringing, beeping and interrupting his class. So he did what anyone who has had to sit behind teenagers at a movie theater wishes they had thought of. He bought a cell phone jammer… and those little bastards’ phones stopped buzzing. 

"There is a lot of rage between people who use their phones at inappropriate times and those who 'aren’t going to take it anymore.' This week on Break we saw a motorcyclist tell a driver to stop texting in the car only to get run over by that driver in retaliation. That is why it is great to see a teacher standing up for himself and the respect of his classroom; after all, simply telling them not to use their phones in school would only make them want to do it more.  Liptak thought the jammer would work only for his classroom. Unfortunately that was not the case;

"A spokesperson from the Pasco County School District, Linda Cobbe told local reporters: 'Verizon had come to the school saying someone had a jamming device, because the cell phone service was being interrupted in the area.'

"Mr. Lipta is going to get some silence for at least one week of school as he has been reprimanded and given a five day suspension without pay over the incident. While cell phone jammers are not illegal, they can be if there are harmful consequences in their use; such as stopping service in the nearby neighborhood. Hopefully these kids learned some kind of lesson from all of this. I know one science teacher that would have made these kids show some respect."

Do you think all schools should use cell phone jammers to stop kids from going on their phones during class?

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Source: Cnet 

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Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my doves and hawks!  How are you?  Are you enjoying your ride on the weather rollercoaster?  My God, it’s changeable these days.  One day I wear shorts, the next day I’m donning my winter coat.  One friend told me that this seems more like fall than spring to him.  To me, June means summer.  This June means forties for the temperatures.  Another friend says that he remembers 4th of Julys so cold that the parade-goers wore long pants and jackets.  Deep down inside of me is a ball of fear that we’ve messed up the climate permanently.  Our existence is entirely dependent upon the climate.  Dying honeybees and major swings in the climate scare me.  They scare me for Junior’s future.  They scare me for everybody’s future.

This is the first year I’m considering letting Junior go out for “real” football at school.  He’s played his share of flag football and I hope he’s ready for the discipline of the real thing.  They’ve already started practicing.  He comes home from practices exhausted.  He’s earned his share of bruises.  As long as no arteries are severed or bones broken, I’m going to try not to worry too much.  (Sigh, as if any mother can stop worrying about her children.)

Thank you, Ms. Tender Heart Bear, for the wildflower blog below (  I love the beauty of spring, but loathe the temperatures, snow, and ice of winter.  While we’re on the subject, I’m going to make a plug for the Chicago Botanic Garden (which isn’t even in Cook County):  I’ve been there numerous times, at different times of the year, and the beauty is breathaking.  If you plan on visiting and eating, I suggest that you pack your own lunch.  The food in the cafeteria is great, but the prices are astronomical.  I realize it’s for the Garden, but I won’t (can’t) pay their prices.

The gossip on the proposed raise for City Administrator Tom Freidel is nasty.  Mr. Freidel says he doesn’t know if he’d stay if there is no raise.  So offer him nothing more.  If he stays, he stays.  That saves the city $30K per annum.  If he resigns, so what?  Then it might be a good time to re-examine the position.  If it’s decided that we still need an administrator, offer the position for $100,000 a year, a city car. full benefits and perks.  I betcha Human Resources would be swamped with responses.  Then again, if Racine’s reputation proceeds us, maybe not.

The argument that that’s what other cities pay is weak.  As my mother would say, “If those other cities jumped off a cliff, would you jump, too?”  Every city mentioned is doing better than Racine.  See, Mr. Mayor Dicker, results should get rewards.  So soon after screwing city employees, Mr. Mayor has the nerve to suggest a major raise for his cousin.  There’s no doubting his chutzpah.  Mr. Mayor takes care of business, running for governor after Mr. Walker wins the presidency.  And “Machinery Row” is his gift to Racine, his legacy, if you will.  If you won’t, he might end up wearing jail orange.

Thank you my dears for reading my blog.  These are the ranting of an old woman who more than once has been labeled a fraud.  It doesn’t matter here.  This is our safe zone.

Applications for the new City Administrator can be obtained here:

Enjoy the good days, weather-wise, and try to stay dry the other days, Have fun in the sun, but don’t forget to keep your eyes open.  Y’see that guy across the street with the sticks of TNT wrapped around his waist?  There’s something very suspicious about him.   

Open Blog - Wednesday

Far out, man!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"Proposed Friedel raise breeds debate"

From The Journal

"RACINE — What direction should be given to the Committee of the Whole when it meets to consider the extension of City Administrator Tom Friedel’s contract and a proposed 31 percent raise for the position was the source of debate during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

"Aldermen debated whether signing off on the Finance and Personnel Committee’s vote to have the request sent to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation supporting the proposed raise would mean the council itself was actually supporting that recommendation.

"Alderman Sandy Weidner made a proposal to table the finance committee’s recommendation so the Committee of the Whole could meet to discuss the extension of Friedel’s contract without a recommendation on what kind of raise he may or may not deserve.

"Mayor John Dickert and even City Attorney Rob Weber seemed to have different understandings of what tabling the item — a move alderman supported 8-7 — might actually do.

"Dickert requested the body take a five-minute recess, after which City Council President Dennis Wiser made a direct referral to send the item to the Committee of the Whole."

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Wildflowers Pt 2!

It has been a very long month for us since last month was migration for the birds. It is very slow for the wildflowers with the temperatures going up and down. With that happening the flowers will not be coming up right away. I just hope that it will warm up so I can get more pictures to share with everyone.  I hope everyone will enjoy the pictures I do have to share with you.

This is called Blue Eyed Grass and the picture was taken at Chiwaukee State National Wildlife Area in Pleasant Prairie Wi.

This is called a Rose Trillium and the picture was taken at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Lomira Wi.

This is called Eastern Red Columbine and this picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi.

            This is called Dimpled Trout Lily and the picture was taken at Colonial Park in Racine Wi.

           This is called Jack-In-The-Pulpit and the picture was taken at Colonial Park in Racine Wi.

This is called a White Dwarf Lilac Bush the picture was taken at Chiwaukee National Wildlife Area in Pleasant Prairie Wi.

There are two new ones to my list this time so I hope everyone enjoys the pictures as I do enjoy going out taking the pictures to share with everyone.

Open Blog - Tuesday

Have a good day.

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Goodbye, Bruce: Hello, Caitlyn Jenner"

"Tracy Morgan's First Interview Since Fatal Car Crash | TODAY"

"Homeless guy spits some truth"

I hear you, pal.

"Why We’re Hosting A Forum On Bullying"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Breaking · June 1, 2015

"The Racine County Eye is hosting a forum on bullying from 6 to 8 p.m. June 3 at the Bray Center, 924 Center Street.

"We’d love for you to be there because we know how important children are in this community. And for us, the issue of bullying has become too important to ignore.
"After 15-year-old Caledonia resident Cameron Langrell committed suicide in April after he was bullied when he came out as transgender, Heather Asiyanbi and I started talking about how the community reacted and what we can do to help people have better discussions about this issue. We noticed the need for information: How bullying is addressed in the community, what resources are available, and what to do if your child is being bullied or is the bully.
"We noticed that parents often feel almost as isolated as their children do when their children are being bullied and we’d like to help change that. This is a forum on bullying of all forms, not just kids that are transgender."

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Good, good, good.  I wish this type of awareness was around when I was in school.  I vote for branding bullies with a "B" on their foreheads.  To this day, when I see a video where a bully gets beat up, I admit to feeling a visceral joy.

Open Blog - Monday

Happy June.

Sunday, May 31, 2015