"With the chaos going on around the country, many people want to show
their support for law enforcement, nationally and locally. Local Racine
residents came up with the idea of a tshirt to show support and many are
asking how to order. Proceeds from the shirts to benefit Wisconsin
Concerns of Police Survivors. Shirts are printed locally here in Racine.
They will only be available until September 20th and the store will
(When you order your shirts you have the option to pick them (campaign manager) or have them shipped. Ralph Malicki
is gracious enough to let us use Piggly Wiggly at 5201 Washington Ave
as the pick up location for the support blue tshirts! Pick up with be on
October 4th. )
"An Illinois man who
was raided and arrested last year for creating a parody account of his
town’s mayor on Twitter has won $125,000 in a civil rights lawsuit
"Jon Daniel, 30, the man behind a parody Twitter account with the handle
@peoriamayor, was accused of 'impersonating a public official,'
after mayor Jim Ardis became upset about the mockery.
"'Im bout to climb the civic center and do some lines on the roof
who's in,' one tweet read. Another questioned,'Who stole my
"Ardis argued that these tweets sounded reasonable enough that it
sullied his reputation, as people might not be able to tell the account
"'Hurt feelings do not free government from the
responsibility of respecting Mr. Daniel's freedom of speech and freedom
from being arrested for that speech,' ACLU attorney Karen Sheley said
in a statement.
"The settlement also includes the agreement that the town of Peoria
will send a directive to the police department reminding them that
parody and satire is excluded from criminalization under the
impersonation of a public figure law.
"'The directive makes it clear that parody should never be the
predicate for a criminal investigation and that the action against Mr.
Daniel should never be repeated again,' Sheley stated.
"The agreement with the city will also cover legal fees, bringing the total taxpayer-funded cost of the raid to around $250,000."
From Racine County Eye: By Heather Asiyanbi in Business, Government · September 2, 2015 **Updated 8:30 p.m. "The deciding vote to reject once and for all a new CVS Pharmacy was cast by Mayor John Dickert. "Despite his best efforts to get fellow alderpersons to reconsider,
Henry Perez was unable to garner the necessary support to approve a new CVS Pharmacy at the corner of Ohio Street and Washington Avenue. "The Journal Times reported that a vote was held Tuesday at the Common Council meeting and the proposed store was rejected again, but the original count of who fell on which side was unavailable. Wednesday afternoon, the newspaper listed Dickert’s vote as the tie-breaker. "CVS was rejected 8-7. "The new store was planned at more than 13,000 square feet and would
have replaced its current store a half-mile east at West and Washington
and that store would close. "CVS had an option to purchase the buildings housing Racine Cyclery,
American Coin, the vacant building in between and the empty cash store
next door to Racine Cyclery. The store also was going to buy at least
three homes and level it all to make way for the new pharmacy and
parking lot. "After an August 3 vote denying the necessary rezone request,
Perez attempted to introduce a reconsideration measure, but because the
discussion was not noticed on an agenda and wasn’t compelled by an
alderperson who was on the winning side of the denial vote, the rest of
the council could not legally address it. "During the meeting Tuesday, Perez asked for a vote sending the matter
to the Committee of the Whole, but board President Dennis Wiser instead
directed the issue to a vote, the story continues. "Perez and several other council members expressed concern
about holding the vote so quickly because Jim Kaplan, a key supporter of
the store, had to leave early and was unable to vote. [My emphasis - Orbs]" Read more: http://racinecountyeye.com/cvs-vote-fails-at-common-council/http://racinecountyeye.com/cvs-vote-fails-at-common-council/
Hello, my roasting nuts!How are you?According to my
weather men, the temperature will stay high for the next few days, and then
cool a little.Last week must have been
one lost from a September somewhere else.Cool and very breezy.Now we’re
back in the hotbox.
I hope that none of you believe that palaver last week from Mr.
Sheriff saying, “Madame Zoltar's blog won't appear today because she is nursing
a colossal hangover. She hopes to sober up, I mean, feel better, next
week.”Ha, ha, very funny, Mr. Sheriff.Actually, I twisted my back early last Tuesday.The doctor said there was not much to do but
take it easy.He also gave me
painkillers.That was the mistake.I took one after I got home from the doctor
and the next thing I knew, it was Wednesday afternoon.Pain pills yes, but sedatives no.I’m feeling better, so I won’t be taking
anymore.You must follow directions when
taking prescription (and non-prescription) drugs.These pills are dangerous if you plan on any
activity other than sleep after taking one.Junior wants to try one.No
Speaking of Junior, he went back to school this week.Judging by his behavior, you’d think that the
Titanic had sunk again.He’s being
absolutely funereal.To be honest, it’s
nice not to have him underfoot during the day, but we pay for it the rest of
the day with his terrible attitude.Sorry, kid, but everyone I’ve ever known had to go to school.I wasn’t real keen on it, either, but I
feared my parents’ wrath even more.Just
do it.Years from now, you’ll thank me.
I hope the boy, the young man, will do his best in
school.He could be the first Zoltar to
get a Ph.D. in something other than bullshit.Every parent wants what’s best for their child.That can be a tough order to fill when there
are so many different students.More
than anything else, I pray for him.I
pray for him to be fulfilled and content.When it comes to the more earthy tasks, such as helping him with his
homework, I usually let Señor Zanza do that.He knows more than me, anyway, and I hope he can give Junior the kind of
training he needs.It’s going to be a
vastly different world by the time he grows up.I don’t know if so much change, so quickly, is good for us.I guess we’ll find that out, too.
Señor Zanza adapts to change much more quickly than I
do.Update my operating system and I’m
lost for days.Señor Zanza picks it up
almost instantly.Hmm.Someone stuck a letter under our front door
the other day.It accused Señor Zanza of
being an extraterrestrial, a scout prior to an invasion.I saw it before Señor Zanza did, so I gave it
to him after I read it.He chuckled
after reading it.He said, “What are the
chances of an extraterrestrial even looking like us?Another life form would likely look
different.Just look at the branches of
the evolutionary tree.There are so many
ways for aliens to go.”
Oh my, indeed.They
always look more or less like us.I
remember from the original Star Trek TV series a story where rocks were
alive.And who can forget the episode
where a minute life form refers to us as “Ugly Bags of Water?”
Thank you one and all for stopping by to peruse or perhaps
read my entire blog.I love
visitors.That includes you.
Enjoy the waning days of summer.It’s been my experience that summer lasts two
weeks into September and then, as if someone threw a switch, it becomes
autumn.Enjoy the upcoming Labor Day
Weekend. The school buses are out there now.Keep any eye out for children.
From rhe Shepherd Express
, Art Kumbalek comes with his column "Art For Art's Sake," more or less every Tuesday. Art's been doing this for more than 30 years, so he must have something to say.
Dear Madame Zoltar
Every Wednesday, Madame Zoltar responds to your queries and comments in her blog, Dear Madame Zoltar. Are the stars in your favor? What to do with that 401K? Find out by sending your questions and thoughts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” Bob Marley
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