Friday, October 27, 2017

"Policing for Profit in Tennessee"

"The list of powerful men accused of inappropriate conduct continues to grow"

(Erin Patrick O'Connor, Nicki DeMarco/ The Washington Post)
"The list of powerful men accused of inappropriate conduct continues to grow
"After the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, many women have come forward against a growing list of well-known male figures with similar stories of harassment and assault."
It must be near impossible to remain decent once you've become a "big shot."  Every one of these pigs should spend some time in jail, lots of time in jail.  Instead, they'll be rewarded with new jobs, doing the same things to other women.

Four for Fridays!

Good morning everyone I hope all of you are staying warm with the cold weather we are having. Yes it is that time of year to see all the kids in their Halloween costumes. I think it is so nice to see what the kids decide to wear for Halloween. Here are your questions.

1) Do you remember any of the Halloween costumes you wore?

2) Did you go out trick or treating?

3) Do you go out to see what costumes the kids are wearing now?

4) Do you hand out candy for the trick or treating kids?

Have a nice weekend and stay warm!

Open Blog - Friday

There's only one a week!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

"13 Psychology Tricks That Work On Anybody"

I can attest to the power of Number 10.  My old boss in the auto repair biz sold shit left and right.  He was a short, ugly. pock-marked man, yet somehow he made sale after sale.  I studied him.  I noticed that when he talked to a customer, he looked them right in the eye while slightly nodding his head.  Pretty soon the customer was nodding his head in agreement.

I probably could have done as well as my old boss, but I had ethics.  An elderly woman came in for exhaust work.  Her 1972 Plymouth Valiant needed a muffler, and only a muffler.  It was the lowest part of her exhaust system and condensation puddled there.  It was our 'lifetime' muffler, which meant we should have replaced hers at no charge.  More importantly, her engine had rod knock.  It was soon going to be junk, or require extensive repair.  My old boss didn't care.  He sold her an entire exhaust system.  He never mentioned her engine.  I would have replaced her muffler w/o charge and advised her to get the car to her mechanic fast.  That's why I never got as rich as some of the managers.

Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Lucy must like it like THB: barefootin'.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hi, guys!  How are you doing?  I'm writing this on Tuesday, October 24, and the weather is pretty crappy.  At least the storm system appears to have moved over Lake Michigan.  However, it's still very close.  I went out earlier and froze my tush off  whenever I left the car.  The stop at the Neighborhood Walmart Store is always the breeziest.  There's nothing to break the wind out there.  Ha-ha.  I got the pun.

Anyways, it's chilly out there.

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That was yesterday.  Today is supposed to be about the same without the rain.   I have the thermostat turned up and a cup of coffee at hand.

Well, the Packers lost.  But is that really any surprise?  At least they have a bye week to lick their wounds.  Someone from the Packers' organization should have contacted Area 51 when Aaron Rodgers broke his collar bone.  Those aliens can heal you within hours.  Aren't there any Packers fans among our ETs?  Hell, Rodgers doesn't even have to know.  Do it while he's sleeping.  Otherwise, kiss our season good-bye.

Here are the Irregular Football League standings:

I'm still in third place and Mr. OrbsCorbs is still dead last.  Is there an award we can give someone for never changing their status?  Mr. OrbsCorbs started out last.  If he holds the position all season, I think he should be recognized for his efforts, or lack thereof.  Of course, the Half-Astrophycisists are still on top.

From The New York Times:

"You see them everywhere: people walking with their eyes glued to their mobile phone screens on busy streets. But walking and texting can be dangerous — and cities in the United States and Europe have begun to do something about it.

"Honolulu has passed a law, which will take effect Wednesday, that allows the police to fine pedestrians up to $35 for viewing their electronic devices while crossing streets in the city and surrounding county. Honolulu is thought to be the first major city to enact such a ban."

Read more:

Hooray for Honolulu!  These people will walk right into you.  How they manage to avoid extinction by automobile escapes me.  Maybe the drivers are looking at their cell phones, too.  I'm tired of meeting someone on the sidewalk and preparing to say, "Hi," when I see that they're engrossed in their cell phones.  The most selfish generation yet.

One other thing I wanted to mention; FOXCONN IS COMING!  FOXCONN IS COMING!  FOXCONN IS COMING!  Or maybe not...

I love you all and hope you have a great week ahead of you.

Try to keep your cool if you find yourself frustrated by Racine's road construction schedule.  The construction workers are frustrated, too.  Everyone is frustrated except for the owners who are making a tidy profit.  Ain't that the way it always is?
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Open Blog - Wednesday

It's better than Monday.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


From the Shepherd Express:

October 24, 2017
1:10 PM


I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? Listen, I’ve got this old Rodgers and Hart tune—“Where or When,” the one that says “It seems we stood and talked like this before,” key of E-flat usually—stuck in my head over the last days and it’s driving me mucho focking loco, you betcha.

So no essay for you’s this week, boo-hoo, ’cause all I can do is to get together with the fellas and try to clear my head up over by The Uptowner tavern/charm school, the joint where today is always at least a day before tomorrow and yesterday may very well be today, what the fock. Come along if you feel like it but you buy the first round. Let’s get going.

Ernie: I’ll tell you’s, this trick-or-treat baloney boils my butt but good. These kids start young with this begging one day a year and before you know it, they’re out looking for a focking handout every day of the year—and get your hands off my bar change Emil or I’ll focking deck you right here.

Little Jimmy Iodine: If you don’t want the kids to come by your house for trick-or-treat, then don’t pass out the candy. Do like Artie does, and pass out something healthy or hand-out wise advice.

Julius: The health treats for the kids can save you dough. Last year I couldn’t be home during the begging ’cause I had to take the wife shopping for new doilies and a pair of house slippers. So before we left, the wife put on the porch two warming dishes and left a note for the kids to help themselves. One dish had mashed potatoes with gravy, the other had steamed asparagus. When we got home, the dishes were still full-up, I kid you not.

Herbie: I had one kid come to the door last year wearing a suit and tie. Here’s a kid who knows from dressing for success, I thought. He says, “Are you Herbie Bryzlyzcki?” I said, “Who wants to know?” He says, “Nice name. You got something against vowels? Let’s cut to the chase, mister. I’m here to count your candy.” So I show him the bowl the wife filled with the little candy bars. He does the counting and then takes like about 28% of the total and starts to walk away without even a thank-you. I said, “Hey, who the hell do you think you are?” Kid turns around, says, “IRS.”

Emil: Worse than the kids is some of these grownups. Hey, if you’re an adult and make a big deal about the Halloween with all kinds of plans—take a good look in the mirror and think about seeing somebody who’s dressed-up like a psychiatrist.

Ray: And speaking of jackass-o’-lanterns…

Little Jimmy Iodine: Hey, Artie! Over here. Put a load on your keister.

Art: Hey gents. What do you hear, what do you know.

Emil: I heard in the news where they said the biologists went and got themselves some docu-mention of wild gorillas using tools.

Julius: Tools? You got to be jerking my beefaroni.

Emil: They saw a lady gorilla smashing palm nuts between some rocks, like a hammer and anvils, to get some kind of oil from it, and another gorilla was poking a stick into a jungle pond to see how deep it was.

Ray: Big focking deal. When a gorilla looks at a blueprint and then attaches a new garage to his fixer-upper, then you got something to write home about.

Herbie: If you’re the type who has to have a pet, why not the chimpanzee to train to do a wealth of pain-in-the-butt chores around the domicile—swab the toilet, cut the grass, get the focking mail, iron a shirt or two—all for the wage of a couple, three bananas.

Julius: Your own private primate would be like having some kind of slave hanging around and who could possibly complain about that; I mean it’s an animal for christ sakes. Some people eat them for breakfast; so shut up.

Herbie: I would have to believe that any self-respecting simian would much prefer waiting on my ass hand-and-foot to sitting on his dupa at the zoo all day with nothing better to do than repeatedly pluck his magic twanger to beat the band in broad view for families with kids, what the fock.

Art: Seems I’ve heard that one before, but who knows where or when?
(Hey, I know you got to go, but thanks for letting us bend your ear ’cause I’m Art Kumbalek and I told you so.)

Open Blog - Tuesday

Thank you.  The same to you.

Monday, October 23, 2017


"Nuclear Bombers Poised to Return to 24-Hour Alert After Trump Recalls Retired Pilots"


"The U.S. Air Force is preparing for nuclear armed B-52 bombers to be put back on 24-hour alert for the first time in 25 years as tensions rise between North Korea and President Donald Trump.

"'I look at it more as not planning for any specific event, but more for the reality of the global situation we find ourselves in and how we ensure we’re prepared going forward,' General David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, told Defense One in an interview Sunday.

"While the order to have the bombers on alert hasn’t been given by the heads of U.S. Strategic Command or U.S. Northern Command, Gen. Goldfein—a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—said that in the current political climate the Air Force anticipates that it might come. 'This is yet one more step in ensuring that we’re prepared,' he said of the preparations.

"The last time the bombers were on 24-hour alert was during the Cold War. About 40 strategic bombers armed with nuclear weapons were ready to take off at a moment’s notice from the president from 11 Strategic Air Command bases around the world. The alert was ended in 1991 by the then President George H.W. Bush after the end of the Cold War.

"The prospect of returning to 24-hour alert worried former diplomats. 'Very hard to understand what would justify returning to costly practice of keeping B-52s on alert, a practice abandoned by GHW Bush in 1991,' wrote Steven Pifer‏, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and foreign service diplomat in Moscow on Twitter.

"'Something's brewing & it makes me queasy,' wrote Adam Blickstein, a former public affairs strategic planner for the Secretary of Defense, online, noting that last Friday President Trump signed an executive order so the Air Force could bring 1,000 pilots out of retirement.

"On Sunday a spokeswoman for the Air Force said there are no plans to 'recall retired pilots to address the pilot shortage.'

"Over the summer President Trump threatened military action and 'fire and fury like the world has never seen' against North Korea after a series of tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) by Pyongyang. The regime has also conducted underground nuclear weapons tests.

"In early October Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that while the U.S. needed to 'ensure we have military options,' that Trump told him and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to pursue diplomatic efforts.

"Yet during an interview with the Fox Business Network broadcast Sunday Trump said 'you would be shocked to see how totally prepared we are' for military action against Pyongyang. 'Would it be nice not to do that? The answer is yes. Will that happen? Who knows, who knows,' he said.

"'The world is a dangerous place and we’ve got folks that are talking openly about use of nuclear weapons,' Goldfein said. 'It’s no longer a bipolar world where it’s just us and the Soviet Union. We’ve got other players out there who have nuclear capability. It’s never been more important to make sure that we get this mission right.'"


Open Blog - Monday

Sleep through them.