Friday, September 7, 2018

Four for Fridays!

Good morning everyone I hope you made it through all that rain we had gotten and now you can enjoy the nice and cool weather. The only other thing we have now is the school buses in the morning and after noon to deal with since the kids have gone back to school this week. Here are your questions.

1) Do you watch football?

2) If you watch football which team is your favorite?

3) Are you on a fantasy football league?

4) If you are on a fantasy football league what is your team name?

I hope you have a great weekend!

Open Blog - Friday


Thursday, September 6, 2018

A Better Mount Pleasant Sends:

Oh, look who’s out today fixing the thing that wasn’t really a problem? Hmmm. Maybe it was a problem after all.
After days of concern regarding storm water flooding, it took an 18 second video to wake them up. It shouldn’t have.
These companies are being paid millions of dollars to follow the rules. They are paid for their expertise - and it took residents standing in ditches with cell phones to prove they weren’t. Why wasn’t the village out there looking?
Claude Lois, Tony Beyer, Sonny Havn and David DeGroot for Village President told the community all the required elements of storm water management would be strictly followed.
Instead, a barrier that looks like it was built by children was constructed to prevent habitat killing silt from spilling into the Pike River - and when it didn’t work their response was to have the administrator forward a memo.
Not good enough. Not even close.

Law Professor Says Milk Is a Tool of ‘White Supremacy’

According to Gambert, milk is a “symbol and tool” of “white dominance and superiority.”
Milk is one of the most ubiquitous and heavily regulated substances on the planet – and perhaps one of the most contested. It is tied closely to notions of purity, health, and femininity, and is seen as so central to human civilization that our own galaxy – the Milky Way – is named after it. But despite its wholesome reputation, milk has long had a sinister side, being bound up with the exploitation of the (human and nonhuman) bodies it comes from and being a symbol of and tool for white dominance and superiority. The word itself, in verb form, means “to exploit.” It is also a word at the center of a decades-old, multinational battle taking place in courthouses, the halls of congress, on social media, and in the streets.
The crux of arguably the dumbest research paper that Breitbart News has covered is Gambert’s argument in favor of a widespread adoption of “mylk,” a plant milk replacement that she argues has the potential to cure society’s issues with bigotry and exploitation of animals.
The paper dedicates a significant amount of its whopping 75 pages to attempting to make a connection between the consumption of milk and bigotry against women and minorities. In another section of the paper entitled “Milk and patriarchy,” Gambert argues that the consumption of milk is directly related to the oppression of women. “A number of scholars have written about Western patriarchal society’s consumption of and relationship to milk as being “rooted in gender stereotypes, inequalities, and injustices,” she writes.
In another portion of the paper, Gambert suggests that the exploitation of cows by dairy farmers directly leads to the exploitation of women.
“Speak to your cow as you would a lady.” So went a popular motto among Wisconsin dairy farmers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While seemingly benign at first glance, this motto is revealing for the ways in which the male-dominated dairy industry viewed both cows and human women: as fragile creatures requiring a particular way of being spoken to.

10 Disgusting Things About The Porn Industry

Open Blog - Thursday

Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Committee defers decision on marijuana citations

From The Journal

  • RACINE — A city committee had a lively discussion Tuesday with Alderman John Tate II from the 3rd District about his communication recommending that the City Council order the chief of police to issue all first-time marijuana possession offenders a citation, rather than face state charges.

  •  The Public Safety and Licensing Committee ultimately decided to hold off on making a decision until it received clarification from the City Attorney’s Office and the Police Department. But the conversation brought up issues and questions the committee will want to learn more about before making a decision.

    Read more:

    The Common Council is lost on this subject.

    Dear Madame Zoltar

    Hello, my little chickadees!  How are you?  Tomorrow's weather is supposed to be downright chilly.  Here comes autumn.  Ugh! Actually, I like autumn.  It's winter I hate.

    Our Irregular Football League already has standings, even though we haven't played a game:

    Who's on top?  The Mighty Bears. Nice going, Ms. Tender Heart Bear.  We'll see how things stand after a game or two.

    Does anyone really know all the ramifications of the Foxconn installation?  Sometimes I feel as it' some sort of Frankenstein monster with mismatched parts is what will happen out there.  Meantime, when can we expect the project to be completely up and running?  When do we see 13,000
     employees? When does some of the billions of dollars that we've invested start showing a return?

    I know some ladies of the evening, working under the auspices of Madame Massa'ge, who are already planning to build a "love ranch" out there.  Too bad prostitution isn't legal.  The state is missing out on a huge tax income, just like with cannabis.  While these tax monies would solve many of our problems, don't hold your breath.  The powers-that-be are dumb as rocks.  All they care about is re-election.

    Mr. Trump hasn't been too loud this week.  Maybe he's learning.  More likely, someone turned down the volume on his bullhorn.  He'll figure it out eventually.

    Junior cracked up his car again.  I don;t know how many times this makes it.  When the whole driver's license  thing started up, I gave it all to Señor Zanza.  I told him that I want nothing illegal done and that Junior must have insurance.  How he keeps driving, I don't know, but I suspect Señor Zanza is supplying most of the $.

    Downtown Racine wants arches.  How about collaborating with McDonald's and put up golden arches?  Of course, we'll need a McDonald's downtown somewhere.  Or how about fallen arches from walking too much?

    Thank you for reading my blog today.  I appreciate it, just like I appreciate everyone who reads my blog.  Thank you.  Readers are my best friends.  I love you all.

    Enjoy the beginning of the end.  Maybe winter won't be too bad.  Ha!
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    Open Blog - Wednesday

    Let's go foraging.

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Off Sides

    From The Shepherd Express:

    I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So another Labor Day has come and gone—a day I spent in celebration of the American workingman by sitting on my ass in some clown’s backyard doing nothing except drink somebody else’s beer, what the fock.
    Hey, is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of missing-persons reports in the news lately? Anyways, I’m reminded of a little story:
    So this woman goes to the police station with her next-door neighbor to report that her husband was missing. The policeman asked for a description and the wife says, “He’s 35 years old, 6-foot-4, dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is soft-spoken and good to the children.” The neighbor says to the wife, “Wait a second. Your husband’s 5-foot-4, chubby, bald, has a potty mouth, and he’s mean to the kids.” And the wife says, “Yeah, but who wants him back?” Ba-ding!
    Anyways, no time to whip out an essay this week. With only two months to go to the November election, I figure maybe it’s time to get off my sorry ass and do some campaigning if I’m going to take down Snidely Whiplash Walker and be your next governor. So I got to meet up with my campaign brain trust already gathered over by the Uptowner tavern/charm school, courageously crammed at the hysteric corner of Center & Humboldt. Tag along if you like, but you cover the first round. Let’s get going.
    Emil: All I’m saying is I hear the words “back to school,” and to this day I still get the heebie-jeebies. And I’m a guy who hardly went to focking school even when I was going to school.
    Little Jimmy Iodine: When I was a kid, those three words were right at the top of my hate list; although I tell you’s, “get a haircut,” “get a job” and “change your underwear” weren’t far behind.
    Julius: I think it’s called Back-To-School-Syndrome, and it’s not uncommon among veteran survivors of the old-school parochial school system, I kid you not.
    Ernie: I think I might have a dose of that syndrome. I always got this overwhelming urge to skip out of doing something I don’t feel like doing.
    Herbie: Ernie, I’ll bet you a buck two-eighty that this need to skip out of stuff is some kind of misguided attempt to recapture the temporary joy you experienced as a lad whenever you skipped goddamn school. Yes, you were partaking in at-risk behavior, in that you could’ve been run over by a school bus while attempting to duck the truant officer. But big focking deal. Life is temporary. At least you would’ve died doing what you loved best—focking off.
    Ernie: Heck, that’s got to count for something in the grand scheme of things, ain’a?
    Emil: Any you’s guys see that story in the papers a while back that said, “Bedbug reports skyrocket”?
    Ernie: I remember when I was a kid at bedtime, my Ma always saying, “Sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite. And don’t forget to change your underwear tomorrow, for christ sakes.”
    Julius: Sounds like an example of lazy parenting to me—like it’s some kid’s responsibility to not let bedbugs bite. You should’ve told her, “Bedbugs? I’m on top of it, Ma. First thing tomorrow morning I’ll call the exterminator, and then I’ll skip school and run over to Schuster’s and shoplift an airtight plastic bag I can wrap around my crappy old mattress, all because you’re just too busy doinking the mailman while Pop’s at work.”
    Little Jimmy Iodine: Hey, Artie! Over here. Put a load on your keister.
    Art: Hey gents. What do you hear, what do you know?
    Ernie: I know I haven’t seen Ray since the Harley hog-riders blew back out of town.
    Herbie: All I know is he made up a bunch of T-shirts and went down to the lakefront to sell them. Get this: On the front of the shirt Ray drew a Japanese guy like you’d see in the World War II patriotic cartoons, you know, with the military cap, the horn-rimmed glasses, the teeth. And he drew a word balloon coming out of the guy’s mouth that said, ‘Colonel Yamaha says Harleys are for homos.’”
    Art: Good grief, you got to be jerking my beefaroni. And you’re surprised you haven’t seen him since?
    Little Jimmy Iodine: That shirt’s got enough going on to offend just about anyone, ain’a?
    Julius: Sure sounds to me like something President Nutbag would wear these days. Hey, maybe Trumpel-thinskin hired Herbie to be his new communication director in charge of pissing off everyone who’s not a focking Nazi. Make America hate again.
    (It’s getting late and 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

    That will blind you.

    Monday, September 3, 2018

    A Better Mount Pleasant sends:

    This is “Lake Foxconn” busting straight through its containment barrier and dumping directly into the Pike River - on September 3rd - not April or May when it really rains.
    This kind of silt will not only destroy fish habitats put in place by Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network, but is also in direct violation of erosion best practices put forward by the DNR.
    If you live down river, you have good reason to be angry and concerned.

    Open Blog - Labor Day

    Enjoy the holiday!

    Sunday, September 2, 2018

    Mdme. Zoltar's missing husband found

    Submitted by legal stranger:

     Hiding in Thermopolis, Wyoming:

    Racine Uncovered News

    Wow, am I out of the loop.  Rkacine Uncovered News followed by the Journal Times' site url.  And then,"A division of The Journal Times."  Holy shift, Batman!