Saturday, March 2, 2019

Patton 360 Episode 9 (Battle of the Bulge) Part 1/3

The Spotnicks - Amapola (1963)

Dion & The Belmonts I Wonder Why 1958

‘Growing Your Canna-Business in Wisconsin’ hemp seminar coming to Parkside

In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, hemp plants tower above researchers who tend to them at a research farm in Lexington, Ky.
SOMERS — A free all-day seminar for businesses and entrepreneurs interested in the cannabis and hemp industries is scheduled to take place March 16 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

The “Hemp Help” seminar, presented by the Japan-based medical equipment manufacturer Shimadzu Corp., is intended to provide “an opportunity for the community to learn about hemp growing and processing in Wisconsin,” according to the company.

Since 2014, some groups and individuals have been able to grow hemp and sell hemp-based products in Wisconsin through a pilot program.

Last summer, the floodgates opened after then-Attorney General Brad Schimel directed law enforcement to allow hemp growers and sellers to proceed with their businesses.

Read more: https://journaltimes.com/news/local/growing-your-canna-business-in-wisconsin-hemp-seminar-coming-to/article_fce09a50-3f07-5f7d-a6c4-9a74927c7e79.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest

History of the USS WASP (CV-7)

City of Racine Attorney Scott Letteney

Dear City Of Racine Alderpersons, 
 
When will City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason step up to the plate, do the 
right thing for long overtaxed and oppressed taxpaying Residents and 
*FIRE* City Attorney Scott Letteney long with his entire Staff?! 
 
To: City of Racine Common Council 2-27-2019 
 
From: Harry Wait 
 
Subject: Complaint, egregious conduct by City Attorney Scott Letteney 
 
To City of Racine Common council members, 
 
I bring forth the attached complaint to request placement of this 
complaint onto the calendar for the March 5th, 2019 common council 
meeting. 
 
Mr. Letteney’s conduct as city attorney has thwarted, impeded and 
undermined the powers of the common council, shown contempt for state 
and city ordinances, abused his powers in office by acting as a 
political thug and filed false, frivolous pleadings into court records 
concerning the open records case of Sandy Weidner vs. City of Racine. 
Racine County Circuit Court case# 2017CV1644 
 
Complainant asks the common council acting under it authorities to 
sanction and/or remove Attorney Letteney for his egregious conduct 
against public interest and that of the City of Racine. 
 
Read more @ https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2019/03/02/racine-city-attorney-scott-letteney-must-resign-or-be-fired/ 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy. 

Interesting Discussion

Hi Timothy, 
 
Thank you for your e-mail. Speaker Vos always appreciates hearing from 
Wisconsinites about the issues that are important to them. 
 
As a state office, we do not engage in legal matters. The concerns 
that you have raised would be best handled by the Attorney General’s 
office. You can file a complaint with the AG’s office or you can 
contact the Office of Open Government, also housed in the Attorney 
General’s office with open meetings and open records request 
inquiries. 
 
Thanks again for contacting Speaker Vos’ office. 
 
Best regards, 
 
Moriah Thiry 
 
Office of Assembly Speaker Robin Vos 
 
608-266-9171, 1-888-534-0063 
 
Moriah.Thiry@legis.wisconsin.gov 
 
From: Rep.Vos <Rep.Vos@legis.wisconsin.gov> 
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 9:46 PM 
To: Rep.Vos <Rep.Vos@legis.wisconsin.gov> 
Subject: the form Contact Robin was submitted 
 
Message 
 
Dear State Rep Robin Vos - 
 
When will the State of Wisconsin investigate the criminal government 
which rules Racine County, prosecute the criminal State Actors, and 
restore Law and Order to Racine County? 
 
The more we know about efforts by officials in Racine to shield public 
records from public view, the more outrageous it seems. 
 
In late January, the office of Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney 
disclosed a summary of records it has fought tooth and nail to keep 
secret. It showed these to be ordinary email communications, mainly 
between Racine Ald. Sandra Weidner and her constituents. 
 
In one email, Weidner asked the city attorney’s office whether a given 
contract would need city council approval. Another attached a 
resolution regarding the creation of a redevelopment authority. There 
were also emails concerning a bar license and a constituent's claim 
for garage damages. 
 
These are the kinds of records routinely released by local governments 
throughout the state. 
 
Yet Letteney’s reaction suggests the emails contained vital national 
security secrets, perhaps the nuclear launch codes. He believes, 
apparently, that any communication from within city government that 
intersects with the work of his office is top secret. 
Racine County Circuit Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz showed bad judgment 
in keeping routine records from the public, writes Bill Lueders, 
president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. 
 
Letteney’s bad judgment was matched by that of Racine City Judge 
Eugene Gasiorkiewicz, who agreed to seal the entire file of Weidner’s 
lawsuit challenging the city attorney’s actions. Even the judge’s 
ruling, which found that some of these records should be public, was 
filed under seal. 
 
The public was literally denied the right to know about a lawsuit 
regarding its right to know. 
 
And when Weidner did the courageous thing and went public with 
information about the case, Letteney demanded and Gasiorkiewicz 
imposed a contempt of court charge against her. 
 
It gets even worse. 
 
A request from the Racine Journal Times for records showing how much 
city taxpayers were paying an outside law firm to go after Weidner was 
denied, on grounds that these were filed under seal. 
 
A state appeals court is now reviewing Weidner’s records suit and 
contempt conviction. News organizations including the Milwaukee 
Journal Sentinel, USA Today Network-Wisconsin, Wisconsin Broadcasters 
Association, Wisconsin Newspaper Association, and Wisconsin Freedom of 
Information Council (of which I am president) filed a motion to 
intervene, asking that the case and documents be unsealed. 
 
This led to a determination that the vast majority of case records 
must be made public, as they should have been all along. 
 
As the Journal Times reported, the released invoices show Racine 
taxpayers have shelled out nearly $18,000 to fund Letteney’s crusade 
against Weidner. This went to pay two attorneys $350 and $205 an hour, 
respectively, for about 68 hours of work. Weidner’s attorney, Terry 
Rose, deemed these fees “excessive in light of the issues involved,” 
noting that his defense of Weidner, at $300 an hour, came to less than 
$3,500. 
 
Let us be clear about what has happened. City Attorney Letteney, with 
Judge Gasiorkiewicz’s help, has wasted many thousands of taxpayer 
dollars to embrace a shocking level of official secrecy. Weidner and 
media organizations have, at their own expense, pushed back against 
this, and thus far prevailed. 
 
But the wrong that has been done here has not yet been righted. There 
ought to be consequences for the bad judgment shown by Letteney and 
Gasiorkiewicz, as well as by Racine Mayor Cory Mason — who, as far as 
I can tell, has sat on his hands as this outrage has played out in his 
city. 
 
The violation of the public trust here has been severe. The 
repercussions should be also. 
 
https://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2019/02/07/racine-officials-kept-routine-public-records-secret/2794235002/ 
 
I look forward to your reply. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy 
 
 
Reply | Reply to all | Forward | Print | Delete | Show original 
 
May I ask you this question - 
 
If I choose to be a Non-Voter - am I Sovereign? 
 
Speaker Vos was elected by Voters to Speak for them and enact 
Legislation and ensure it is enforced. 
 
If I do not Vote for a Representative Speaker - then I am not Subject 
to the Legislation proposed or approved by those Speakers. 
 
If, as a Non-Voter, I would be subject the Legislation of an Elected 
Speaker -  then does a State of War exist? 
 
Why should I be subject to the Legislation of someone who I did not 
Elect, or even participate in the Voting for - What if my best 
interest is not yours? Whose Will shall bend? Based upon what? A 
Non-Voter would have NO standing in a State Court - as he is 
Sovereign. 
 
Just a question. 
 
See also: 
 
The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no 
authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and 
man. And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between 
persons now existing. It purports, at most, to be only a contract 
between persons living eighty years ago. And it can be supposed to 
have been a contract then only between persons who had already come to 
years of discretion, so as to be competent to make reasonable and 
obligatory contracts. Furthermore, we know, historically, that only a 
small portion even of the people then existing were consulted on the 
subject, or asked, or permitted to express either their consent or 
dissent in any formal manner. Those persons, if any, who did give 
their consent formally, are all dead now. Most of them have been dead 
forty, fifty, sixty, or seventy years. And the constitution, so far as 
it was their contract, died with them. They had no natural power or 
right to make it obligatory upon their children. It is not only 
plainly impossible, in the nature of things, that they could bind 
their posterity, but they did not even attempt to bind them. That is 
to say, the instrument does not purport to be an agreement between any 
body but “the people” then existing; nor does it, either expressly or 
impliedly, assert any right, power, or disposition, on their part, to 
bind anybody but themselves. Let us see. Its language is: 
 
http://praxeology.net/LS-NT-6.htm 

Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney Must Resign or be *FIRED*!

When is Enough – Enough?


When will City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason step up to the plate, do the right thing for long overtaxed and oppressed taxpaying Residents and *FIRE* City Attorney Scott Letteney long with his entire Staff?!

Read more: https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2019/03/02/racine-city-attorney-scott-letteney-must-resign-or-be-fired/

Open Blog - Weekend


Enjoy.

Friday, March 1, 2019

City of Racine Contact List



Assets Vs. Liabilities

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons - 
 
Assets vs Liabilities. 
 
How much more time can  City of Racine Residents continue to spend 
into the Future? 
 
Please calculate this amount for me - and provide exact data and 
references for your future calculations. 
 
So if I allege that you have grossly overspent on the future..... am I wrong? 
 
Especially in regards to OPEB! Aka - Other Post Employment Benefits?! 
 
Just asking. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy 
 

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE USS HORNET PART 1 2122

How Battleship Guns Work: "16 Inch Gun & Turret" 1955 US Navy Training Film MN-9321c; Iowa Class BBS

$37 ‘Girl Power’ shirts were made by exploited Bangladeshi workers earning less than $1 an hour

ZZ TOP - Pearl Necklace Remastered LP Version

She's really upset with me again, 
I didn't give her what she likes 
I don't know what to tell her, 
Don't know what to say 
Everything got funky last night 
She was really bombed, 
And I was really blown away, 
Until I asked her what she wanted, 
And this is what she had to say: 
A pearl necklace 
She want to pearl necklace 
She want to pearl necklace
 

RACINE WI. CITY OFFICIALS HOLD SECRET COURTS, SEAL PUBLIC RECORDS


Sign Petition: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/142/432/398/demand-the-resignation-of-racine-city-attorney-scott-letteney/?z00m=31367575&redirectID=2834812052

HOT GOVERNMENT

HOT GOVERNMENT meeting at Demarks Bar and Grill  Weds,  March 6th. at 7 PM.
Why Demark's Bar and Grill?
Because no great story begins with a salad.
 



Four for Fridays!

Good morning everyone I hope you have had a good week. I am really sorry for not posting Four for Fridays last week I was busy with errands and I did forget about it. Here are your questions for this week.

1) Are you ready for Spring to come?

2) How bad do you think we will be flooded when the snow melts?

3) Are you ready to get out of hibernation?

4) Are you ready to pack the winter clothes away?

Have a great weekend!

Open Blog - Friday


Happy March.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Foxconn will need to recruit from beyond Wisconsin, and abroad, executive says

From JSOnline:

GREEN BAY - While Foxconn Technology Group has a Wisconsin-first hiring policy, the company also will recruit people from throughout the United States and abroad to work here, a Foxconn executive said Thursday.

C.P. "Tank" Murdoch, senior manager of projects for Foxconn, said the company will require talent from beyond Wisconsin as it expands its presence in the state. 

"We'll be recruiting from across the country," Murdoch said. "Indeed, we'll be receiving applications from other countries.

Read more:  https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2019/02/28/foxconn-need-recruit-beyond-wisconsin-and-beyond-u-s-exec-says/3018959002/

Indicted Latvian central banker back at work after EU ruling

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A spokesman for Latvia's central bank says the governor, who is also a member of the European Central Bank and is investigated for alleged bribery, has returned to work.

Janis Silakalns said Thursday that Ilmars Rimsevics returned to his office on Wednesday, a day after the EU Court of Justice said he cannot be kept from performing his duties.

Latvian authorities had blocked him while they investigated him on charges of taking bribes from a local bank in exchange for helping it with the financial regulator.

After the EU court ruling, the Latvian prosecution office said Rimsevics, who has denied wrongdoing, still cannot leave the country without permission. That means he cannot attend meetings at ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, where interest rates are set for the 19-country eurozone.

From: https://journaltimes.com/news/world/indicted-latvian-central-banker-back-at-work-after-eu-ruling/article_51fbbd1d-4d13-51b5-a18d-a184f5931af6.html#tncms-source=infinity-scroll-summary-siderail-latest

10 Bizarre Things That Washed Up On Land

Open Blog - Thursday


I'm seeing stars.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

City of Vice

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
 
Somehow there is money in the Budget to expand the Mayor's Office to 
FIVE! Positions. 
 
A position which could be handled by at MOST competent persons. You 
need to decide - Mayor - OR - Administrator plus Assistant. 
 
And now comes the kicker - WHAT? 
 
‘Resources have to come from somewhere’ 
 
During the city budget discussion last fall, Mayor Cory Mason and 
other department heads said they had transferred some operation costs 
to fees in order to help keep down the tax levy. 
 
“We were working really hard to keep property taxes down this year,” 
Mason said on Monday. “The resources have to come from somewhere.” 
 
Parks Director Tom Molbeck confirmed at the Monday meeting that last 
year, after their deposit was returned, the department charged 
Salmon-A-Rama a little under $3,000. This year, Molbeck said the total 
charged would be a little under $7,000 for two days of set-up, one day 
for takedown and nine days for the event itself. 
 
Molbeck’s staff compared their fees with Kenosha, Janesville and 
Madison and said that while those cities’ fees were lower at the 
outset, they would “nickel and dime” renters for items like garbage 
cans. Molbeck said Racine’s fees look higher, but are all-inclusive 
packages. 
 
“We are not pricing to price out anybody,” said Molbeck. “We’re asked 
to come up with fees for our budget and this is what we had.” 
 
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/salmon-a-rama-could-leave-city-panel-denies-request-to/article_48a78dd3-84f4-59f1-89e3-acf3f09e7393.html#tracking-source=home-trending 
 
Tom Molbeck is yet another $100,000 plus gold plated boat anchor 
warming a seat in City Hall with a $25,000 PLUS tax-free Fringe! 
 
It's the City of VIce - where taxes and fees support a bloated and 
INCOMPETENT Administrative staff while services are cut and events for 
Residents are denied because of outrageous fees. 
 
I hereby find the City of Racine Common Council GUILTY! of Looting 
Residents in a City of Ill Repute! 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy 

Public hotgovernment meeting

Public hotgovernment meeting at Demark's bar and grill starting at 6:30 pm
32 days and counting to elections of April 2nd. 2019

Complaint

To: City of Racine Common Council 2-27-2019
From: Harry Wait
Subject: Complaint, egregious conduct by City Attorney Scott Letteney
To City of Racine Common council members,
I bring forth the attached complaint to request placement of this
complaint onto the calendar for the March 5th, 2019 common council
meeting.
Mr. Letteney's conduct as city attorney has thwarted, impeded and
undermined the powers of the common council, shown contempt for
state and city ordinances, abused his powers in office by acting as a
political thug and filed false, frivolous pleadings into court records
concerning the open records case of Sandy Weidner vs. City of Racine.
Racine County Circuit Court case# 2017CV1644
Complainant asks the common council acting under it authorities to
sanction and/or remove Attorney Letteney for his egregious conduct
against public interest and that of the City of Racine.
~PJtully,
~~
Harry Wait
File/complaint attached
Complaint:
City Attorney Scott Letteney has an extensive history of
egregious conduct while in office, undermining the interest of
the people and the City of Racine.
To wit as follows:
City Attorney Scott Letteney violates both the letter and spirit of the
law concerning Wisconsin Public Records statutes.
As city attorney, Scott Letteney has an extensive history of engaging in tactics of
deny, delay and defer open records request in direct violation of Wisconsin Public
record statutes 19.19-.39. Under Letteney's supervision, the city attorney's office
thwarts, hinders and impedes the general public's right to know by deceit, lies
and untimely response times.
Scott Letteney undermines and thwarts the responsibilities of the City
Common Council.
Scott Letteney withheld and hid failed pre employment drug screening test of City
employee Timothy Thompkins. By withholding and hiding the failed pre
employment drug test, Attorney Letteney undermined and thwarted the scrutiny
of Common council members during the hiring/ vetting process. Mr. Letteney
undermined this vetting process which is in place to protect the interest of the
public and the city
Scott Letteney further undermined common council responsibilities by failing to
give notice that Mayor Mason had engaged in a contract with MWH Law Group to
conduct a police study to be billed by the hour. This billing by the hour
arrangement circumvented oversight and scrutiny by the common council, thus
avoiding any discussions by common council concerning the focus, scope, cost or
spending caps of the study. Thus far the mayor has kept the study secret despite
public funds being used to commission such study. Current cost of the study has
been published by the Journal Times at $118,000 dollars and counting.
These types of actions by both the mayor and city attorney Letteney undermines
the authority of the common council and renders the council as irrelevant.
Scott Letteney abused the powers of the city attorney's office to
silence and stifle a political candidate.
Abusing the powers of the city attorney's office, Mr. Letteney brought forth ethics
proceedings against then mayoral candidate Sandy Weidner in a most timely
manner to inflict maximum damage to candidate Weidner's campaign
Mr. Letteney acting as a political thug presented a secret power point
presentation to fellow common council members to make Sandy Weidner an
example of what happens when you do your job as a councilman too well. Mr.
Letteney then further engaged in unethical conduct by refusing to release the
complete presentation for further scrutiny and review.
Scott Letteney's act of refusal to provide such documents violated Alderman
Sandy Weidner's rights of due process. Alderman Sandy Weidner then filed a writ
of Mandamus where city attorney Scott Letteney filed frivolous pleadings into
court, further abused claims of documents being privileged and requested the
entire Open Records case of Sandy Weidner vs. City of Racine to be sealed
contrary to Wisconsin statutes 59.20(3), 757.14 and ist. Amendment rights:
Wisconsin Statute 59.20(3), The court shall:
"open to the examination of any person all books
and papers required to be kept in his or her office and permit
any person so examining to take notes and copies of such
books, records, papers or minutes .... "
Wisconsin Statute 757.14 "The sittings of every court shall be public and every
citizen may freely attend the same ...... " Citizens are directly empowered by
Wisconsin statute 757.14 to observe court proceedings.
1st. Amendment of the United States Constitution empowers citizen rights of
speech, to be heard, to assemble, to have knowledge of court calendars', to
attend, observe and scrutinize court proceedings ... ........... ecetera
Mr Letteney subverted the above statutes and the 1st. Amendment by filing
frivolous and false pleadings into the court
Alderman Sandy Weidner endured the darkness of a complicit, unlawful secret
court for 7 months until complainant filed a motion to intervene on behalf of
public interest.
Complainant has no knowledge or information that Mr. Letteney ever sought
approval from the common council for funds to pursue such outrageous,
egregious and unconstitutional acts within the court against the sitting alderman.
This egregious conduct of Attorney Scott Letteney along with the frivolous filings
have squandered public funds in the excess of $75,000 dollars and still counting.
Scott Letteney has exhibited negligence in the legal oversight of
Machinery Row.
Scott Letteney failed to act against straw man purchaser Rodney Blackwell. As
city attorney Scott Letteney turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the project, city
officials squandered and misappropriated millions of tax dollars while displacing
businesses contrary to law. Mr. Letteney should be well aware of the
irregularities of Machinery Row and of the filed criminal complaint which includes
fraud.
Complainant alleges city attorney Scott Letteney is a scofflaw and unfit for public
service.
Secret surveys, secret meetings, secret government and secret courts are not in
public or city interest, members of the city council should not be content with
being made irrelevant as other city official's act to subvert, undermine and negate
the responsibilities of the council.
I close my complaint with the following:
"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are
as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret
oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of
excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the
dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today there is little value in opposing
the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today
there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not
survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for
increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning
to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. {Pres. John Kennedy}
4353 Shianne St.
Union Grove, Wi. 53182
262-770-9796
Email: harrytrex@gmail.com

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my sexpots!  How are you?  Are you enjoying this on again off again winter?  It's supposed to be spring in about three weeks.  I wouldn't bet on it.  Spring means tooling down the road with your top down.  Winter means putting on a woolen scarf.  I'd bet on the scarf.

My boys can keep the sidewalk clean, but they can't raise the temperature.  Only Mother Nature can do that and she is MIA.  Does she think this is a joke, or is she lying somewhere, bleeding, or worse?  Please, Mother Nature, return to your post.

More and more housing developments are being announced in Racine almost every day.  This, of course, is due to the Foxconn effect.  Have any of them actually started?  Or are they waiting for further commitment from the Taiwanese company?  The suspense is killing me.  Someone DO something.

I understand that quite a few Catholic cardinals were called on the carpet by the Vatican and nuns for their treatment of sex abuse and bullying cases.  The nuns part is new to me.  Mostly, they expressed shame for the cardinals.  Nuns are like water; they can wear anything down.

Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to fund his wall between the U.S. and Mexico.  That is receiving a lot of criticism.  No matter what, Trump seems dedicated to the idea of a wall.  I don't think he believes that it will stop much illegal immigration, but it's a large campaign promise he seems intent on fulfilling.  They should make it like the Great Wall of China.  Then vendors could sell things atop the wall to visitors.  But, nooooo.......

Why would a city worry about subverting state law over cannabis, when it already subverts federal law by declaring itself a sanctuary city? 

When you have a previously unknown noise in your car, does it drive you nuts?  It does me.  I have to have SeƱor Zanza check it out.  Usually, it's nothing.  Sometimes, though, .........

Do you think Monument Square needs to be redesigned?  There's a group that believes so and I believe they're collecting signatures.  Wasn't it just redesigned about 10 years ago?  Who pays for it?  Why should even more money flow downtown's way when much  of the rest of the city lives in poverty? C'mon, Mr. Mayor Cory Masonite, fix it.  Fix our problems and stop looting the city. 

That's it, dears.  I love you all.  madamezoltar@jtirregulars.com

Just keep thinking "spring is coming, spring is coming, ...."  Sooner or later, it has to arrive.
_________________________ 
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Open Blog - Wednesday


Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Spring Braining

From The Shepherd Express:

And whenever I’m confused, I immediately head over there up by the Uptowner tavern/charm school at the wistful corner of Humboldt & Center for a heady sit-down with my personal brain trust to get myself all straightened out. Hey, tag along if you’d like, but you buy the first round.
Little Jimmy Iodine: I remember reading about some big-time rich guy who offered a million bucks for a husband and wife to go on a 16-month voyage together around Mars and back.
Ernie: I’d volunteer the Mrs. to be the wife and let somebody else’s husband go with her. She’s always bitching how I never take her anywhere; so if some other knobshine wants to take her to focking Mars, focking swell.
Herbie: No husband-wife relationship is without its moments of hell-to-pay. Take your Jesus, for example. There’s been historical scuttlebutt that the guy was indeed married, god bless him. I’m sure there must’ve been times he had to take his sandals off outside the door late at night and then tiptoe toward the boudoir, to be greeted with a wifely “DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS, MISTER?”
Emil: Amen!
Herbie: And what, then, is your excuse? That you got tied up changing water into wine and lost track of time? Good luck with that. Many a time have I found myself in a similar dilemma, busy with changing dollars into bourbon, thus losing track of the time on the day of an apparent anniversary or birthday, and never once did the lady find that to be an acceptable excuse for my tardiness, what the fock.
Ray: Speaking of unacceptable excuses…
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 know I left a message the other week with that sports super-agent Drew Rosencrantz ’cause I’m looking for a new deal. I haven’t heard back from him yet, though.
Julius: What “new deal”? You don’t even have an old deal. You don’t even have a focking job, you focking idiot.
Emil: Doesn’t hurt to try though, ain’a?
Art: I’m thinking of benching myself over at the newspaper for a couple, three weeks. I got this feeling I might be in one of those slumps where I’m just not hitting like I usually do. Maybe I’m trying too hard, trying to do too much.
Herbie: You know Artie, when it comes to being full of crap, you take the turd cake. “Trying too hard”? Hey mister, it’s called work. You sound like one of those overpaid clueless billionaire ballplayers who all of a sudden can’t hit the broadside of a toilet. And the theory they always come up with is “they’re trying too hard,” that they “just got to go up there and relax.” And every Joe Blow sports fan buys it like a hot tamale—except me because this slumpage theory does not cut the cheese in the real world of the working man.
Ernie: No shit, Herbie. Twenty-five focking years ago I ran this very same theory past my last boss. He asked me how come my work always sucked. I said, “The way I see it, I’m trying too hard to make good at what I’m getting paid to do. I need to focking relax, don’t you think?” He agreed. He told me to clear my stuff out in a New York minute or he’d call the cops. I’ve been relaxing ever since. The thing is, I can’t tell if my work’s improved ’cause I don’t do any.
Little Jimmy: Hey Artie, I got a nice story maybe you can put in your little newspaper that the people would like for the Lent coming up:
One time in heaven, Saint Peter said to Jesus, “I’m going out for a pizza pie and I want you to watch the pearly gates. Everybody who comes up, you ask the questions and decide if they may enter.” And Jesus said verily, “No problemo.”
So Jesus was conducting the interviews when he spied a blind and very old man coming toward him. And Jesus said unto him, “Que pasa. Tell me about your life.” And the old man said, “I remember next to nothing about my life, except that I had a son who was very famous on Earth and that I was a carpenter.”
Jesus thought, “A son, very famous, and he was a carpenter. This must be Joseph!” Jesus, with his eyes full of tears, said, “Father?” And the old man, touching the face of Jesus said, “Is that you, Pinocchio?”
(Ba-ding! Hey, 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.)

From: https://shepherdexpress.com/advice/art-kumbalek/spring-braining/

Open Blog - Tuesday


 Y, o, u.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers pulls back Wisconsin troops from the U.S. border with Mexico

From JSOnline:

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 4:24 p.m. CT Feb. 25, 2019 | Updated 8:30 p.m. CT Feb. 25, 2019

Gov.-elect Tony Evers is shown during an interview Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Madison, Wis. (Photo11: Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order Monday pulling back Wisconsin troops from the U.S. border with Mexico.   
Evers said he is withdrawing the 112 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers and airmen from Arizona because "there is simply not ample evidence to support the president's contention that there exists a national security crisis at our southwestern border."
"Therefore, there is no justification for the ongoing presence of Wisconsin National Guard personnel at the border," Evers said. "I cannot support keeping our brave service men and women away from their families without a clear need or purpose that would actively benefit the people of Wisconsin or our nation.”
Evers said border security is "the responsibility of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol."

Zero Comments

Now the JT suddenly shows ZERO Comments on the Ricky's article - LOL. 
 
They allowed comments - closed comments - and now open comments - but 
there are no postings = JT Fuk U. I see what you are doing.

Preddy - The Highest Scoring Mustang Ace

The Vanishing Foxconn Fantasy

From The Shepherd Express:

by

Feb. 05, 2019
12:23 p.m.

Photo credit: Robert Geiger


Absolutely no one should have been surprised that the fantasy of an imaginary high-tech Foxconn factory three times the size of the Pentagon and transforming Wisconsin into a jobs-gushing Silicon Valley of the Midwest suddenly began vanishing into thin air last week. The only surprising part was that the deal started coming apart even before Foxconn—a Taiwanese company producing liquid-crystal display TV and computer screens—could collect any of the $4 billion in state and local taxpayer subsidies former Republican Gov. Scott Walker foolishly committed to pay the company throughout the next 15 years—the largest state tax giveaway in U.S. history.

Seriously, did anyone other than Walker’s Republican co-conspirators in the Legislature ever really believe all those preposterous claims about Foxconn turning Racine County into Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland, with Tinkerbell flying overhead sprinkling fairy dust? The initial announcement was a 2017 Walker re-election stunt at the White House featuring Walker, Donald Trump and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou—three notorious public liars well-known for promising enormous jobs numbers that never materialized.

The centerpiece of Walker 2010 campaign was an incredible political promise to create 250,000 jobs in his first term, which he still hadn’t achieved when voters finally sent him packing eight years later. Trump’s blizzard of well-documented lies by The Washington Post increased to 15-a-day in 2018, tripling his 2017 world record. It wasn’t easy, but Gou put them both to shame. Gou had broken promises to spend billions of dollars throughout the world that, he claimed, would create tens of thousands of jobs in Brazil, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. Gou’s only prior U.S. fabrication was a 2013 promise to invest $30 million creating 300 high-tech jobs in Pennsylvania. It never happened.

Read more: https://shepherdexpress.com/news/taking-liberties/the-vanishing-foxconn-fantasy/#/questions

*WOW*

https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2019/02/24/wisconsin-weather-dozens-cars-neenah-pileup-41-southbound/2972182002/

One thing for sure

There are at least two bearded Ladies who rule Racine County. 
 
https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/just-like-you-and-me/ 
 
I can’t believe how much sordid detail is in this news report. This is 
like the opposite of Fake News. Too Real News. 
 
    During the death investigations, officials were told Burrous, who 
leaves behind a wife and young daughter, 
 
Unfathomable. You’re this gay man’s wife or daughter. You wake up to 
read this in the news. What do you do? 
 
Why, exactly, was all this detail released to the press? Did the cops 
have a vendetta against Burrous and spilled every bean to the media? 
Is this par for the course in suspicious death investigations? You’d 
think the family would request discretion about the circumstances 
surrounding the death. Or maybe the wife hated her gay husband and his 
secret life. 
 
Last question. How many gay homosexual men have children? Is the 
wife-beard a common occurrence? I would think the more out-and-proud 
gay men there are, the fewer gay men in sham marriages who might pass 
on their theoretical (theatrical) gay genes. 
 
And Ken Yorgan = Tribal Elder - is queer  as fuck.

More Tom Petty

Dear Village Board, 
 
It would appear that MTP has a very viable - and potential candidate 
for one of those 13,0000 Foxconn jobs paying at  least  $53,000 per 
year based upon a 2,040 hour workweek. 
 
From JT: 
 
MOUNT PLEASANT — After being asked to turn down his classic-rock 
music, a Mount Pleasant man allegedly threatened his roommate with a 
handgun just before 3 a.m. Saturday. 
 
The man, 25-year-old Nicholas S. Gunderson of the 2700 block of North 
Fancher Road, has been charged with multiple crimes connected to 
threatening his roommate, possessing firearms while intoxicated and 
drug possession. 
 
According to a criminal complaint: 
 
Gunderson’s roommate told police that he confronted Gunderson at about 
3 a.m. Saturday while Gunderson was drinking “quite a bit” of 
moonshine and listening to Tom Petty “loudly,” according to the Mount 
Pleasant Police Department. 
 
When the roommate confronted Gunderson, the suspect allegedly grabbed 
his Springfield XD .45-caliber handgun and pointed it at his roommate 
and his roommate’s girlfriend. 
 
When asked if he threatened his roommate, Gunderson allegedly told 
police “(I) protected my Second Amendment right and protected (my) 
household.” 
 
Gunderson also allegedly shoved his roommate, and police reported that 
the victim had sustained a visible head injury. 
 
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-man-threatens-roommate-with-handgun-after-being-asked-to/article_ad8add9f-be57-5553-94a4-5a6fd1802520.html 
 
HEY - the future for MTP is so bright - I gotta wear shades! 
 
Let me know when my opportunity arrives.... 
 
STILL WAITING - Terry Gou - feel free to contact me at any time.... 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy.

Tom Petty Or Else

MOUNT PLEASANT — After being asked to turn down his classic-rock 
music, a Mount Pleasant man allegedly threatened his roommate with a 
handgun just before 3 a.m. Saturday. 
 
The man, 25-year-old Nicholas S. Gunderson of the 2700 block of North 
Fancher Road, has been charged with multiple crimes connected to 
threatening his roommate, possessing firearms while intoxicated and 
drug possession. 
 
According to a criminal complaint: 
 
Gunderson’s roommate told police that he confronted Gunderson at about 
3 a.m. Saturday while Gunderson was drinking “quite a bit” of 
moonshine and listening to Tom Petty “loudly,” according to the Mount 
Pleasant Police Department. 
 
When the roommate confronted Gunderson, the suspect allegedly grabbed 
his Springfield XD .45-caliber handgun and pointed it at his roommate 
and his roommate’s girlfriend. 
 
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-man-threatens-roommate-with-handgun-after-being-asked-to/article_ad8add9f-be57-5553-94a4-5a6fd1802520.html

Ricky's Cop Bar

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
 
Seems that Journal Times has something to hide - when comments are 
deleted and closed. 
 
Please NOTE = I do not comment at JT. Under any name or alias. 
 
RACINE — After nearly 26 years in business, Rick Smetana has decided 
to close his Downtown bar, Ricky’s Place. 
 
From the start and through the years, Ricky’s was a magnet for police 
officers and other law enforcement personnel. Smetana’s brother Dave 
Smetana was a Racine Police officer and is now Pleasant Prairie’s 
police chief. 
 
Rick said he also has “numerous” nephews who are on the Racine Police, 
Mount Pleasant Police and Kenosha County Sheriff’s departments. 
 
“And countless friends that I had prior to Ricky’s and at Ricky’s who 
are police officers,” he added. “They would bring their coworkers and 
friends. I was very proud to say it was a place that law enforcement 
(personnel) would come in and feel at home, feel relaxed.”.... 
 
https://journaltimes.com/business/local/after-years-ricky-s-place-to-close/article_6caef344-c6da-5019-b863-9cd6555b107c.html#tncms-source=infinity-scroll-summary-siderail-latest 
 
Comments - OFF - I wonder why. 
 
What more are ya all hiding? Seems that their is a bit of cover-up 
going on here. 
 
And Sgt Stulo and Maxines? 
 
At least Kenosha *FIRED* their drunk driving KPD Sergeant who caused 
mayhem. Guess taxpayer s continue to pay "Not Guilty" RPD Officer Sgt. 
Stulo - like "Not Guilty" Rich and Jennifer Chiapete - and hey  - how 
can this be covered up? Gotta be a lot of ways..... 
 
Just asking? 
 
Overtaxed and oppressed Residents have unanswered questions. Why? 
 
Welcome to the Mayor Cory Mason Bloat and cover-up. Just ask Rich and 
Jennifer Chiapete how that works out - along with dirt-ee former City 
Attorney Rob Weber. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy 

Open Blog - Monday


Some coffee will get you going.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Peter Frampton 1976 Comes Alive I wanna go to the sun

Enjoy the Decline

The "End of America?" Most likely. The "Demise of liberty?" You 
betcha! The "Destruction of Western Civilization?" Of course! But why 
let all of the above get you down? Learn to "Enjoy the Decline!" 
"Enjoy the Decline" is mandatory reading for all conservatives, 
libertarians, Americans, and lovers of freedom who are mourning the 
slow, but sure death of their culture and their country. America is 
over. Freedom will be curtailed. Liberty is dead. And above all else, 
it is inevitable. But the answer is not to get depressed and give up 
hope. The answer is to change your attitude and learn how to "Enjoy 
the Decline." You get one life on this planet and Aaron Clarey 
explains how to get the most out of it even though socialism and 
tyranny are all around you. From learning how to adapt your psychology 
to learning to let go and take advantage of the socialist system, 
"Enjoy the Decline" carries the freedom loving American through the 5 
stages of grief and puts them on a path to enjoy their life regardless 
of what is happening. 
 
https://www.amazon.com/Enjoy-Decline-Accepting-Living-United/dp/1480284769 
 
Five stages of grief: 
 
https://www.biography.com/people/elisabeth-kubler-ross-262762 

Cops and Bars

Interesting.... 
 
https://journaltimes.com/business/local/after-years-ricky-s-place-to-close/article_6caef344-c6da-5019-b863-9cd6555b107c.html#tncms-source=infinity-scroll-summary-siderail-latest 
 
Rick said he also has “numerous” nephews who are on the Racine Police, 
Mount Pleasant Police and Kenosha County Sheriff’s departments. 
 
“And countless friends that I had prior to Ricky’s and at Ricky’s who 
are police officers,” he added. “They would bring their coworkers and 
friends. I was very proud to say it was a place that law enforcement 
(personnel) would come in and feel at home, feel relaxed.” 
 
“It’s unfortunate that some things come to an end,” Smetana said, “but 
everything does.” 
 
 
NOTE: That there is a Steve Smetana on Racine Common Council - 
 
In addition to Mollie Jones - the Mother of a RPD Police Officer who 
has been on paid leave for.... years? 
 
The Common Council is neither - it is a biased group of connected 
Insiders who promote their best interests.

Megadeth-The Doctor Is Calling

My Comment

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons - 
 
From my comment: 
 
"City of Racine Attorney Scott Letteney and his entire Staff have 
acted with Gross Malfeasance and Incompetence in their pursuit to 
punish an Alderwoman for simply doing her job. City streets crumble, 
services are cut, and taxes are hiked to fund the vendetta of an 
incompetent City Attorney who labels even routine and open records as 
"secret" and claims "attorney -client privilege". When will Mayor Cory 
Mason and the Racine Common Council do their job - end the charade - 
and *FIRE* Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney and his entire Staff"! 
 
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/142/432/398/demand-the-resignation-of-racine-city-attorney-scott-letteney/ 
 
I'm an overtaxed and oppressed Resident - residing at 3706 Douglas Ave. 
 
Phone # (262) 822 - 7260 
 
You have my E-Mail - preferred contact. 
 
It is past time to *FIRE* Scott Letteney and his entire staff! 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy
 

Get Rid of Letteney

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
 
Please sign the petition and do the right thing for the long suffering 
and overtaxed  Residents of Racine. The gross incompetence displayed 
by the City Attorney - Scott Letteney and his entitre Staff - has cost 
Taxpayers Hundreds of Thousands of wasted dollars. 
 
We the undersigned, citizens of Racine, WI, hereby petition the City 
Council to do a complete performance review of City Attorney Scott 
Letteney for the purpose of removing him from office for misconduct, 
malfeasance and other violations of the City's Municipal Codes. We 
allege that Mr. Letteney has acted in a corrupt and incompetent manner 
and thereby inflicted multiple and heavy financial and social damages 
on the city and its citizens and on our confidence in city government. 
Under Letteney’s supervision, systems and procedures are in place to 
thwart, hinder and impede the general public’s right to 
know. 
 
"Let us be clear about what has happened. City Attorney Letteney, with 
Judge Gasiorkiewicz’s help, has wasted many thousands of taxpayer 
dollars to embrace a shocking level of official secrecy. Weidner and 
media organizations have, at their own expense, pushed back against 
this, and thus far prevailed. 
But the wrong that has been done here has not yet been righted. There 
ought to be consequences for the bad judgment shown by Letteney and 
Gasiorkiewicz, as well as by Racine Mayor Cory Mason — who, as far as 
I can tell, has sat on his hands as this outrage has played out in his 
city. The violation of the public trust here has been severe. The 
repercussions should be also." - Bill Lueders president of the 
Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. 
 
"In my 56 years in the news business, including a 15-year stint as 
president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, I've 
witnessed some bizarre attempts by government officials to keep 
information from the public they're supposed to serve — but the one 
that's currently dragging on in Racine County clearly takes the cake. 
Editor Emeritus Dave Zweifel The Capital Times 
 
"This whole episode is a disgrace to the City of Racine, an insult to 
taxpayers and a waste of money. It calls into question the judgment of 
the city attorney and his reasoning for pursuing such a misguided 
venture when he went before a closed session meeting of city aldermen 
in the fall of 2017." Racine Journal Times Editorial Board 
 
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/142/432/398/demand-the-resignation-of-racine-city-attorney-scott-letteney/ 
 
And be sure to also *FIRE* 3 of the ! 5 ! UNNECESSARY, overpaid and 
underworked positions in the Mayor's Office. Mayor Cory "Butterball" 
Mason indeed - the BLOAT is obvious and another burden on the 
overtaxed Residents of Ratcine. 
 
I love Racine for the obvious graft, nepotism, corruption, and gross 
malfeasance. It is NOT the City of choice - but the City of VICE! 
 
It is time to end the Hate and Oppression you are waging against the 
working poor, a Responsible and Accountable Alderwoman,  Residents, 
and Taxpayers. *FIRE* Scott Letteney and his entire staff! 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy 
 

DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF RACINE CITY ATTORNEY SCOTT LETTENEY!


We the undersigned, citizens of Racine, WI, hereby petition the City Council to do a complete performance review of City Attorney Scott Letteney for the purpose of removing him from office for misconduct, malfeasance and other violations of the City's Municipal Codes. We allege that Mr. Letteney has acted in a corrupt and incompetent manner and thereby inflicted multiple and heavy financial and social damages on the city and its citizens and on our confidence in city government. Under Letteney’s supervision, systems and procedures are in place to thwart, hinder and impede the general public’s right to know.

Read more: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/142/432/398/demand-the-resignation-of-racine-city-attorney-scott-letteney/


Yeah, baby! 

Fox-Scam is winging it

Dear Village Board' 
 
So now it is official. 
 
Fox-Scam is winging it.. 
 
Who woulda thunk it? 
 
MILWAUKEE — “We’re building the airplane while we’re flying and we’re 
redesigning it." 
 
That is the analogy Bill Mitchell, Foxconn's vice president of 
business operations, used Thursday to describe the Foxconn Technology 
Group's Wisconsin plans. 
 
"And we’re figuring it out as we go but we are figuring it out," 
Mitchell said. "We don’t have all the answers but we’re figuring it 
out.” 
 
Mitchell, who is also president and CEO of Aguila — a Foxconn 
distribution company, made the remarks Thursday at the Wisconsin 
Manufacturing Extension Partnership "Manufacturing Matters" conference 
in Milwaukee. 
 
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/foxconn-exec-we-re-building-the-airplane-while-we-re/article_5d65da9d-36c4-5b04-9ce6-848ae2acf0f4.html#tncms-source=infinity-scroll-summary-siderail-latest 
 
Moar like - CONFUSION REIGNS SUPREME! 
 
MTP VP - Mr David DeGoof - what is going on here? 
 
Where is my $53,000 job at 2,040 hours per year? 
 
Mr. Sonny Havn - Mr. John Hewitt -(who can't do it!) Anna Marie 
Klausen - and clueless  Ram BS'er- can you provide me with a CLUE? A 
Job? a Paycheck? Anything less than increased taxes, and debt service 
to the Banksters:? Who you mortgaged the Community to? 
 
Does Village Idiot Davis DeGoof have any comment regarding those 
13,000 jobs paying $53,000 each - minimum? Which have suddenly 
DISAPPEARED? 
 
Still awaiting a reply - Mr. MTP Village Idiot David DeGoofus. 
 
Learning to fly while building an aeroplane is likely a GINORMOUS 
task! Right? VI (Village Idiot) David DeGoofus? Requires Ginormous 
spaces, taxes, and infrastructure. "cause ya kan. 
 
Perhaps Amazon and   Jeff Bezos will arrive to save the day. Could 
happen. I'm open to anything.... now. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy