Koenig's Bar is most famous for its pizza, which La Verle made in her own kitchen at her house, connected to the bar.
So, why is she choosing to retire? An inspector with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection had told La Verle that she needed to upgrade all her equipment for preparing food, and no longer prepare that food in her home kitchen, along with other upgrades to facilities.
"They wanted me to put a little pizza oven on the back bar and sell frozen pizzas instead of homemade," she said. "Well, people don't want frozen pizzas, they want the homemade pizza."
She says it would have cost her about $30,000 to make all the changes, so at 81, she has decided to call it a day.
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Found at the gas station by the zoo's entrance. There were three or four left inside.
I've never had OxyContin, but it's supposed to be the ultimate in painkillers, the number one abused narcotic. One tablet every four hours, and a 120 count fill, seem a bit excessive to me, but you have to build your tolerance up to that level.
Hello my do's and don'ts! How are you? Have you bought a boat yet? Soon, it will be the only way to get around town. My boys have more or less given up on the gardens. They're a mushy mess. Junior finally planted some tomatoes and they look sad and soaked. How do our farmers deal with this? Do I need to purchase a Case tractor to navigate my yard? Maybe I'll just get a houseboat. Living on the water - toot, toot! Just throw the dirty dishwater out the window. Just jump into the water to cool off. Do I need a license? "Tugboat Madame Zoltar."
Hey, isn't that something how Roseanne Barr got her ass handed to her for her racist tweet - her series was cancelled. Unfortunately, this also affects everyone else attached to the show. I understand there's a groundswell for The Conners, a spin-off without Roseanne. Why do rich, entitled pigs like her feel that they can pee on us? If I was making that kind of money, I would just keep my mouth shut and do as I'm told. I think most people could manage that, but Hollywood is full of punks and weirdos who feel the need to inflict on us their political leanings. Idiots. (Btw, Jerry Seinfeld didn't see why it was necessary to fire Roseanne. Good, he can pick up the production costs of her new series: Fat, Stupid Comic Yelling At You.)
Confidential to Mr OC: one article talks about it being a slow-growing, easy-to-beat cancer while another states that it is the 2nfd leading cause of cancer deaths among men. But you don't even know if you have cancer. You'll find out Friday. Take it one day at a time. Your body chemistry is so screwed up that the MD's can't figure it out. You're operating under your own set of principles.
"Robbery Reportewd at Downtown Johnson Bank." Uh-oh. Don't mess with the Johnsons. They can tie up court proceedings so that you'll spend 10 years in jail just waiting to get into court. That downtown building makes me feel uncomfortable. The few times I've been in there, I came close to suffering anxiety attacks. I think it's the nearness of so much blood money.
Can this new mayor restore the streetlights that were removed during lying John's administration? That would be a definite move against crime. Then again, Mr. Mason may only pay lip service to minorities living in the city. Restore the lights now! Lying John's hatred of minorities is legendary. Please don't extend it. We already have enough to close the gap with minorities. Turn the lights back on.
Our police need body cams to protect both the arrested and the arrestee. Instead, we get a new management study of the cops. Boy, that's money well spent. I could duplicate the management report for les than half the time and money. But they don't want the truth. They want whatever will prolong the game playing.
Well, kids, I hope this blog was interesting. Thank you for reading it. The more the merrrier.
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? And because it’s that time of year, again I’m reminded that the only thing people want to read are the directions on a can of bug spray, and they do so with the attention span of a United States president who lost a popular vote by a boatload. So I’m declaring my independence from delivering a full-blown essay this week, what the fock.
Besides, you’re probably too busy keeping up with the World Cup soccer to bother with anything I’ve got to say. Me? No way, José. Now, if they could use more balls than just one, like maybe four or five; then maybe they’d have a focking score you could write home about and I might warm up to the game.
I’ve always maintained that if they want the American viewer to watch the TV soccer, they ought to add a little mystery and danger, say, before every match they plant a landmine somewheres on the field. Now maybe somebody’d step on it, and maybe not. But they’d sure have my attention, yes sir.
And gosh darn and damn it, just last week as I was handing out kudos to a couple, three readers for sending my way encouraging words, I plum forgot a nice note from reader David S. who enjoyed a quote I used by way of the great Groucho Marx—a quote the reader had once used in a song he had written, I kid you not.
So David, here’s a pair of Groucho quotes perhaps for future songs you got percolating: “I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.” Ba-ding!
And here’s one where Groucho, who left us in 1977, whips out his crystal ball and assays the 2016 presidential election result: “He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.”
Oh Julius, how I miss you.
OK, one more: “I intend to live forever, or die trying.” Yes sir, that’s the spirit. Ba-ding-ding-ding.
And about this immigration brouhaha hullabaloo here in the Amber Waves of Grain, it surely appears to me that God must be clean out of grace for the shedding on thee, what the fock. Allow me to quote an old proverb from sunny Spain: “A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is under ground.”
And this: Who better to quote than my favorite ancient Greek philosopher, Anonymous? “More important than where you are from is where you are going”—which, for the politically fanaticized ass-hat kingpin white-collar criminals in this presidential “administration” I pray would be straight to hell and not soon enough, you betcha.
Hey, and speaking of Greece, don’t forget about Greek Fest out at State Fair Park this weekend. Geia sou! Yeah yeah, the Greeks have been having a hard time of it lately, but I’ll tell you one thing: When it comes to trend setting, those ancient Greeks from the fossil age had it down stone cold. Every single one of their top celebrities were known by one name only, as some of ours are today in the modern times—take Euripides for example, one of their hot-shot playwrighter guys from the theater, sort of the David Mamet-type of his day but without all the dirty focking language.
But why I think of him as we round that middle-corner of June with this year’s Father’s Day recently past, is that ol’ ’Rip once wrote something I can’t get out of my head: The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
Yeah, focking swell. Hey, there’s a sentiment bound to make a guy or gal rush right out on any given Father’s Day to go buy a goddamn necktie or gift-wrapped box of pipe cleaners for the old gent who wears the pants in the family, ain’a? And to think Eurip’ wrote that before the trouser was even discovered. What a world.
Although it is true what they say—that you can pick your friends but not your family (which by the way, blows big-time)—I truly hope that what Euripides wrote more than 2,400 years back ain’t necessarily so. Let us not forget that a lot of the science findings those methuselah Greeks invented were later to be proved as nothing but a steaming pile of so much bull-shish kebab.
But if the old Greek’s words are true, then you got to do your best to think that maybe it’s not your old man’s fault you are as unwittingly screwed up as he is—so blame it instead on the gods for the world going to hell in a handbasket but good, generation after generation after generation. After all, chances are pretty damn good pop’s a heck of a wreck through good intentions only, what the fock.
Anything’s possible, ’cause I’m Art Kumbalek and I told you so.
"The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the country’s first drug derived from marijuana, a medication that treats two rare and devastating forms of epilepsy.
"The drug, GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex, is made of cannabidiol, or CBD, a component of marijuana that does not give users a high. It is given as an oil, and in clinical trials, it was shown to reduce the number of seizures by about 40 percent in patients with Dravet or Lennox-Gastaut syndromes.
"'This approval serves as a reminder that advancing sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients contained in marijuana can lead to important medical therapies,' FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. 'And, the FDA is committed to this kind of careful scientific research and drug development.'
"The FDA’s decision was expected. FDA officials had indicated they supported approving Epidiolex, and an advisory panel had unanimously recommended it get the green light. There was some concern about the drug’s effects on the liver, but experts have said this risk could be addressed by doctors as they monitor their patients during treatment."
We're getting there. Trump has stated that he would ignore the federal ban on weed. C'mon, Wisconsin, quit dragging your feet. Once, this state would have been among the first to legalize reefer. Now, we're a stumbling drag back into the 21st century.
"RACINE — A Racine County judge has been accused of misconduct in office by the state’s judicial oversight panel.
"The Wisconsin Judicial Commission accused Circuit Court Judge Michael J. Piontek this month of violating Supreme Court rules for judges’ behavior. Piontek was first elected as a circuit court judge in 2012 and was re-elected in April. The complaint, dated June 5, alleges violations by Piontek in two cases dating back to 2014. The commission found probable cause to file the complaint after the judge was notified of the allegations and provided an opportunity to respond."
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