Friday, September 16, 2016

Four for Fridays!

Hello everyone I hope all of you had a good week. I just can not believe how fast the week has gone because next week Saturday is my sons wedding. Well here are your questions for this week.

1) Are you enjoying the nice cool weather we are having?

2) Is anyone watching football this year?

3) How many phones do you have including cell phones?

4) What kind of camera do you have?

I hope everyone has a great day!

Open Blog - Friday

Oh yeah!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Registration of successfully renewed"

After THB and Drew were nice enough to pay for our domain renewal, I sent, online, the money to Google, expecting it to renew our registration.  But nothing showed up there.  I received a receipt that referred me to my documentation number.  It's big time getting anything done over there, especially because they hide telephone numbers and email addresses.  Finally, today, I received the above.  Hallelujah!  We're legit for another year.

Thank you Drew and THB for another year.

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I agree.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Where Did Summer Go ?

I'm so sorry to see Summer Go.   I couldn't wait until it came.   As we get older time seems to pass us by.    What did you do this Summer ?   Gets dark earlier.   What's you favorite pass time to do at night ?   Myself I like to do research & reading on the computer.  

What are your Favorite Memories Of Summer ?   Any songs that keep your Memories Alive?   Mine is Come Saturday Morning.   Wishing you the Best in the Coming Fall.  

As you know all the Holidays will soon be here.   Then 2017 not far off.    Enjoy,  Carol Lynn 

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Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my loving boys and girls!  How are you?  It's supposed to be a relatively cool day today.  Fall marches on.  To be honest, I like the days with warm temperatures and cool nights.  But ir doesn't last forever.  Enjoy it while you can.  And I hope you don't have a huge yard to be raked of leaves this fall.  I love oak trees, but they can keep bunches of leaves well into winter.  Maples produce some autumn leaves, but none like the Norway maple.  In any case, it's all a guessing game, When is the best date to rake up your leaves?  Ask Mother Nature, she oughta know (ha-ha).

Well, the NFL full season has started, and our invincible Green Bay Packers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars.  We're off to a good start, but I don't think any NFL expert can say we're loaded with talent.  This Sunday's battle is against the Minnesota Vikings, at the Vikings, 7:30 PM, on NBC.  Let's see if we can't pull out another win.

As to the Irregular Football League, check it out:

I'm sorry I can't make it larger, but if I do, portions of the right side become chopped off.  The Racine Irregulars are in first place, with the Fighting Mongrels chasing them from second, while the Orbliterators  hold third.

The one thing I like about football season is that it burns a lot of Junior's energy,  School keeps his brain occupied (hopefully) and football takes care of his body.  He's a letter man at school.  He's hot stuff, as long as there's a mother behind him taking care of things.  I love him and I hope that sports give Junior some of the "fathering" he didn't get when he was younger.

Speaking of Mr. Z., I haven't heard from him in a long time.  Probably because he's so behind in child support.  Thanks for nothing, Mr. Z.  Go rot in hell.

As for my regular and irregular readers, I feel nothing but love.  Crowd around and hug each other.  You never know what can happen in a crazy world like ours,  Keep the faith.

How do you "keep the faith?"  Ask:

I love you all.  Enjoy the weather while you can.  Fall is a great time to tackle chores that were just too damn hot in the summer.   It's also a great time to check out the trees.  Whatever you do, do it carefully.  We want to keep you around here. 

Open Blog - Wednesday

Ahhh! Fall is coming.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Charges dismissed in 2015 child sex assault case"

From The Journal


"RACINE — A case against a Racine man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl last August has been dismissed.

"Orlando Deleon, of the 1600 block of Holmes Avenue, was charged on Sept. 2, 2015, with first-degree sexual assault of a child, after it was alleged that he assaulted the girl in his home.

"According to a criminal complaint, the victim, a 6-year-old friend and her 8-year-old sister were playing with Deleon’s cats when the victim stayed behind.

"The 6-year-old allegedly told investigators that the victim went back inside, where Deleon is alleged to have given the girl a dollar because 'she had played a game.'

"As part of the 'game,' the victim later told investigators that she was blindfolded and walked to a bathroom where the assault is alleged to have taken place, the complaint states.

"The victim’s sister told investigators she saw Deleon place a blindfold on the victim and guide her to the bathroom. The older sister also allegedly heard Deleon tell the victim: 'Don’t tell anyone.'

"Deleon told investigators that he had merely asked the girl to close her eyes and then placed a spoonful of applesauce in her mouth.

"Deleon was jailed on his charge and given a $100,000 bond. The case was proceeding towards a Sept. 13 trial date when the state on Friday called for the charge to be dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion.

"Asked why the state had asked for the dismissal, Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete stated that there 'were burden of proof issues.'

"The prosecutor handling the case, Assistant Racine County District Attorney Robert Repischak, had recently reviewed the entirety of the case with the victim’s family, including the Child Advocacy Center interview, Chiapete said, and based on a meeting with the victim and her family it was agreed that the case would be dismissed without prejudice.

"'ADA Repischak indicated that they met at length and that the family understood the issues with the case,' Chiapete wrote in an email. 'If additional information or evidence is received that impacts this case, it could be re-issued.'

"Deleon had faced up to 40 years imprisonment if convicted on the charge. It is not clear how long he spent in jail while the case was proceeding.

"To Explore Strange New Words"

From Shepherd Express:

By Art Kumbalek 3 minutes ago
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, as our state legislature extends its egregious efforts to make America’s Dairyland the Mississ-focking-ippi of the North, so as to rank near or at the foggy bottom in every measurable category from your soup to your nuts, I’m reminded of a little story:

On Friday afternoon, the entire state legislature of a state located not-even-close to either coast was aboard the official state bus touring a remote rural area when the driver lost control and crashed the bus into a ditch. Sometime later, a local farmer sauntered by and, upon finding the politicians lying in the road, buried them. 

It was reported that county sheriffs then arrived on the scene just as the farmer finished tamping the dirt down over the last member of this state’s legislature. Upon questioning the farmer about the wreck, a sheriff asked, “So you buried ALL the politicians? Were they all dead?”

The farmer reportedly answered: “Well sir, some said they weren’t, but you know how them politicians lie.” Ba-ding!

Cripes, I almost forgot that I’ve got such big news I could almost focking squee. A friend of mine alerted me to the fact that the Oxford English Dictionary (“the definitive record of the English language,” just so’s you know) whipped out their list of new words they’ve recently added to their very fat book. Among such what-the-focks as yolo, biatch and spanakopita, the OED finally got with it and added a word dear to my heart: focking, I kid you not. Here’s their low-down:

focking, adj. and adv.: A. adj. Used as an intensifier, expressing annoyance, frustration, hostility, etc. B. adv. Intensely, extremely. Also simply as an intensifier.

Focking-A, ain’a? Although, I must admit to being a tad jack-offed that my name is not mentioned as the word’s foremost godfather. Still, to have a word that you nurtured and heard grow for more than 30 years to be listed in the Ox, hey, that’s some hoity-toity company focking be now keeping, you betcha.

And speaking of words, perhaps you’s have heard somewheres that the newspaper business seems not to be exactly a bed of leaf-love, lo, these days, what the fock. And me being a newspaper guy chagrined by the alleged dire straits this industry be floating upon, I figure the best way to offer assistance is for me to attract more readers to my cozy newsy nook back here in this paper. One small step for man, one kind-of leap for peddling products you don’t really need, or an “experience” soon to be forgotten.

And so I need to attract not just any kind of reader, but better readers (no offense intended), the correct kind of readers who quote the Oxford English Dictionary as opposed to the ’til-now usual low-rent scrubby rabble that turns out for my weekly oracle, the kind most likely to spend a Saturday evening riding the bus, talking to themselves, what the fock.

Hey, I need the reader who’s with it, on top of it, lives it, breathes it, eats it, full of it: I want “today’s” reader—today lends me ten bucks; tomorrow, can’t remember. Yeah, that kind of reader, the kind of focking reader I can turn around over, under, sideways down to advertising types who will then solicit my contractual John Hancock and turn me into a mega-media pitchman, so’s I can commercially endorse their fine products to you whom I’ve herded to the marketplace. Boner pills, anyone?

OK, so talking about the right kind of readers I need, I ask this: Gents, how do you measure up? Ladies, how do you stack up? Fock if I know, but let’s find out with this brief exercise in analytical reasoning. I got to know from you’s what you think the following animals, vegetables, minerals and stuff got in common. Here’s the catalogue: Forbes Field, the pie-billed or pied-bill grebe, Dick York, sulfuryl chloride, the Treaty of Ghent, caulk, trinomials, Paul Gonsalves, sufferin’ succotash, compound umbel and Parcheesi.

Take a couple, three minutes to figure. I’ll go have a smoke.

** ** ** ** ** ** ** **

Ready for the answer? If you guessed “not a thing,” or more accurately, “not a focking thing,” you are abso-focking-lutely correct sir, or madam. Random material in a random universe. Welcome aboard. And if you’re still working on the exercise above, forget about it. The best I can do is save you a seat on the bus. Try the No. 30 on a Saturday night. You’ll recognize me. I’ll be the one, right rear, talking to myself ’cause I’m Art Kumbalek and I told you so.

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Well like I said with the Fall pictures we went to Horicon Marsh this past weekend and I thought I would share some bird pictures also. So here are some pictures.

                                                          These are Trumpeter Swans.

                                                         This is a Downy Woodpecker.

                                                                  This is a Great Egret.

These are Cattle Egret flying over Hwy 49 when we first got to Horicon Marsh. There was about 30 of them flying over us.

I hope everyone enjoys the pictures as we enjoy going out and taking the pictures.

Open Blog - Tuesday

Have a great day!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Colors!

This past weekend Drew and I took a trip up to Horicon Marsh. The colors are starting to change up there and I have some pictures to share with everyone. Here are the pictures.

Open Blog - Monday

Friday night drinking.