Hi, gang! The nice weather continues. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. And, as Tender Heart Bear so nicely reminded us, the trees and shrubs are turning to their fall colors. Very pretty. Can we go right from fall to spring? Really. after sixty-some winters, can't I just skip one? I'm afraid we're going to pay for the current pleasant weather with a wicked winter. I know that my boys will shovel the walk and bring me food, but the whole city goes into the dump when we have a snowstorm. Lying John Dickert would have better spent his time lobbying for a dome for Racine.
As expected, Cory Mason and Sandy Weidner are going to run for mayor of Racine. I'm sorry, but Mason is a career paperweight. He wants to be mayor because it would be another feather in his cap, not because he feels so dearly for Racine. Having Mason for mayor would be like having lying John back. We don't need any more career politicians, we need people who care about the people of Racine. Cory will grandstand and announce this and that, but he'll do absolutely nothing to help the average Racinian. He doesn't even know how. He's lost in a political world of patronage and corruption. Sandy is one of us. She has tried and tried to change the course of Racine, but the big butts of people like Mason have stood in her way. A vote for Sandy is a vote for sanity.
Oh, dear me. The mighty Green Bay Packers lost last weekend. Oops. How did that happen? This Sunday they meet the Cincinnati Bengals at 5:30 PM. Murder 'em, boys!
Here are the Irregular Football League standings:
The Half-Astrophysicists slipped past me, but at least Mr. OrbsCorbs is still on the bottom. Tee-hee.
Check this out:
A man credited with stopping a robbery of a Starbucks in July might now be sued by the suspect, over wounds the would-be robber received from the Good Samaritan.
Ryan Flores, 30, is facing charges for second-degree robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a robbery of a Fresno Starbucks. Flores was arrested after he allegedly tried to rob a barista with a fake gun and Transformers mask — and in the process, he was subdued by a customer and stabbed with his own knife.
Cregg Jerri, 58, was that customer, and he intervened in the attempted robbery by hitting Flores with a chair from behind. Flores pulled out a knife and fought back, with the two men wrestling over the weapon. Jerri sustained a stab wound to the neck, but was able to take the knife away, and stab Flores an apparent 17 times during the fight.
Flores's mother, Pamela Chimienti, described Jerri's actions as "excessive force" and told KSEE that Flores planned to file a lawsuit.
My God, her son tries to rob a Starbucks and she wants to sue the man who stopped him. What's happened to ethics and morals in this country? Are we all to blame for this type of extortion? Don't ignore misbehavior anymore; instead, correct it. If the perpetrators refuse to change, then call the cops. We need to stop this type of BS now. Enough with people turning everything on its head. Throw lawbreakers in jail. If their mothers come out to justify their children's actions, throw them in, too. These people are sorely in need of an ethical education. Stop blaming us for the crap you bring down on your own head. I hope he does sue, and gets thrown out of court. If you bring a weapon to rob someone and it is taken from you and used against you, then that's only poetic justice.
Stupid, stupid, stupid people. I think we should allocate one day a week to stupid people. That one day they can all go out and get whatever they need to perpetuate their stupid lives. Leave us alone. And if a stupid person gets entangled in a row with a normal-minded person, throw the stupid one in jail. I'm so tired of having to go out of my way to accomodate every and any type of behavior. Act like an asshole and get treated like one. My only regret is that the perpetrator of the above crime survived his wounds. It would have been better off for everyone if another stupid person had been eliminated. We can only carry so many.
That's it, friends. I hope you enjoyed my blog. I'll be back next week to write more.
Enjoy the waning days of summer. Get out and do something while you still can. Soon enough it will all be covered in frozen white. Won't that be fun?
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