Saturday, September 28, 2019

$3 jump coming for Caledonia sewer fees, first increase since 2013, more hikes expected

Dear Village Board,

Here it comes - and it is just the beginning - sewer rate increases -
which will soon be coming to MTP - those beloved long and shiny sewers
so beloved by MYP Village President David DeGroot just act as conduits
for $$$ to flow from the Burbs to MTP.

SO where is that Corning Glass Works facility enabling Foxconn to
produce gen 10.5 LCD screens? Didn't happen - did it. Sure hope that
RCEDC can fill the empty Racine COunty Executive Jonathom Delagrave
Filed of Dreams with businesses that will generate 13,000 jobs paying
at least $53,000 each.


Tim & Cindy

Police seized $80,000 worth of THC vaping cartridges and other marijuana products in a Genoa City raid

From JSOnline:

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A Sept. 25 raid at a Genoa City home yielded THC cartridges, THC edibles, THC wax, hashish, marijuana and cash. (Photo: Walworth County Drug Unit)

Police found an estimated $80,000 worth of THC vaping cartridges and other marijuana products in a recent raid of a Genoa City residence, according to a press release.
The Walworth County Drug Unit served a search warrant Wednesday in the 400 block of Franklin Street and arrested a 36-year-old man, said Capt. Robert Hall. Online court records show the man had not been charged as of Saturday.
Police found $10,000 in cash along with THC cartridges, THC edibles, THC wax, hashish and several pounds of marijuana. Hall credited the community with helping identify the location.
A picture from the bust shows hundreds of cartridges labeled with the Dank Vapes brand. Health officials in Wisconsin and Illinois warned Friday that the commonly counterfeited brand has been linked to many vaping-linked lung illnesses in the two states.
In Wisconsin, early reports from teen and young adult patients revealed that individuals with confirmed lung injuries reported vaping nicotine, THC or both.

Waukesha fire death called suspicious after vintage convertible reported stolen

From JSOnline:

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This photo shows the 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible before it was reported stolen. (Photo: Courtesy of Waukesha Police)

A vintage car has been reported stolen from the Waukesha home where one person died in a fire Thursday, police said Friday.
An orange 1969 Pontiac Firebird soft-top convertible is missing from the house in the 600 block of South University Drive, Waukesha police said.
Authorities have not yet named the person who died in the fire about 5 a.m. Thursday. The medical examiner is still working to identify the body, police said. The death is considered suspicious.
Police asked anyone with information about the car to contact Detective Andy Jicha at or (262) 524-3929.
Contact Sophie Carson at (414) 223-5512 or Follow her on Twitter at @SCarson_News.

Mason discusses lakefront redevelopment efforts

From The Journal


RACINE — Using the proposed hotel and convention center as the backdrop, Mayor Butterball Mason discussed his vision for the city’s lakefront and the road ahead at a regional gathering with municipal leaders on Thursday.
Butterball, who serves on the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council, discussed with the Council the plans for the hotel and convention center, planned for alongside the existing Festival Hall site. Members of the Council represent communities across the state along bodies of water.
Dallas-based development company Gatehouse Capital’s $48 million lakefront project, which calls for a 174-room Sheraton Hotel and convention center, demonstrates the abundant possibilities ahead, Butterball said. But he also was quick to point out that challenges continue.

Mayor Butterball makes no sense.  He babbles idiocy and hopes that it sounds good.  How would erecting this behemoth increase public access to the lake?  It would do just the opposite.  Butterball needs to take lessons from Lying John.

All conservatives are cucks

In case I failed to make the point sufficiently clear in Cuckservative, former British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader John Major has stepped in to clarify matters.
Most Conservatives are not a Brexit Party tribute band, nor have we abandoned our core values to find compromise, seek allies, and strive for unity, rather than division and disarray. We abhor the language of division and hate - and words such as 'saboteur', 'traitor', 'enemy', 'surrender', 'betrayal' have no place in our party, our politics, nor in our society.
Do you understand the significance of what he is saying there? Because he is inadvertently speaking the plain and simple truth. The core value of the conservative is the act of seeking compromise. The art of the conservative is practicing politics as conversation rather than as a form of war.

That, in a nutshell, is why I have always said that I am not a conservative.

And it is also why conservativism is an intrinsically non-Christian identity, for all its evangelical trappings in the USA.

Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn "a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household."
- Matthew 10:34-36


"Shambala" Three Dog Night

'd Love to Change the World - Alvin Lee & Ten Years After

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - FROM THE BEGINNING (Original Version + Alternate Version)

Opposite mind sets are man made.

by: FKA_Realist @ 63 I agree the opposite mind set is reflected in the
two (places, religions, and race) objects I choose to make my point.
These two objects NYC, Jewish race, Judea religion vs Iran, Arab, and
Shea Muslim religion are opposite polar objects in our global society
as you have indicated. The point of my post, though was that opposite
mind sets are man made. Human behavior ( mind set driven) is a result
of information available in the cage (propaganda). Teaching, reward
system and propaganda in the caged environment allows the rat to be
made into what ever the those in charge of the the nation state
desire. When criminals are in charge of the information, teaching and
reward systems they can use those systems to mold the innocent minds
of those contained. Establishing control over the thought processes,
directed learning (education), and reward system allows propaganda to
establishes for the masses a belief system. Rule of law, reward (
medal of honor), directed learning are control systems which can be
varied and controlled by properly engineered propaganda. If criminals
gain control of the nation state system (human containers) they can
use propaganda to polarize the people in one container against the
people in another container <= polarizing the people of one nation
state to hate the people or the ways of the people of target nation
state. It is this container effect, that allows criminals or crazies)
in charge to use the national resources and the people of a container
(nation state) to conduct their wars for profit, power and prestige.

Some on tonight's comments, have suggested bombing several cities in
America to stop the USA from its behaviors. But Pearl Harbor, 9/11
both prove propaganda can use these events to activate into action the
masses against those that the containerized populations have been
polarized to hate. <=it does not matter the facts of who did the 9/11
event? The invasion of Iraq is a prime case in point, no facts showed
that Iraq did the 9/11 event, but private media 92% owned by 6 folks
(MSM) engineered propaganda to suggest that Iraq was responsible (just
as when the Houthi crashed out the Saudi oil infrastructure, the
media, without a fact, pointed to Iran). .. After 9/11 millions joined
the government military to help avenge 9/11.. but what the avengers
actually did was put billions of dollars of profits into the pockets
of the privateers who engineered the event and who used it to organize
the attack on and invasion into Iraq.
Yet 90% of more of the USA governed Americans are still unaware of how
9/11 really happened and who actually engineered 9/11. Even when the
verifiable facts were presented undermining nearly all points of the
9/11 story put forth by government, most Americans still believed the
official story ( cause it can be quite painful not too, and because
Americans are so media encapsulated that they believe anything the MS
media distributes to be the truth . American's have no history of
questioning their media, and the government usually ends up takeing
the blame for media mistakes, but media in most western nations is
privately owned.
propaganda + reward system + education + social conditioning +
directed mind setting by positions of power = The container effect

Basically humans are information sponges, absorbing from the societies
in which they reside or are raised 1) information and knowledge, 2)
learning to engage only in normative and acceptable behaviors 3) etc.
.. Does not matter the biology of the parents, the biology is merely a
system of construction and maintenance, that maintains a physical
structure (the body) able to support the molding of one's mind to
maximize accommodation to system. It does not matter: the political
system, the social system, the religious system, just the system
explains it. Its the mind-set that the psycho engineer designs into
the propaganda that counts. Container trapped humans adopt by osmosis
the psycho engineered propaganda taught to the newborn, the structure
of the human is not important, its the mind that returns a mind set
controlled behavior that counts.

I say again to stop the wars it is necessary first so overcome the
container effect. thanks for reading my comment.

Posted by: snake | Sep 28 2019 3:13 utc | 77

Open Blog - Weekend

The weekend makes me jump for joy!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Journey-Stone In Love

Unmoderated Comments on the Journal Times Site

Check out some stuff that got past the Journal Times moderator this morning.  (Click on the image to enlarge.):

"A$$" and "shithole" are OK on the Journal Times site now.


Pimped Dodge Challenger Boasts MASSIVE 34-Inch Rims | RIDICULOUS RIDES

This is sickening.

Rashida Tlaib argues with conservative radio host Vicki McKenna during hearing: 'Are you a conspiracy theorist?'

From JSOnline:

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin conserative radio host Vicki McKenna, left, and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, right. (Photo: Journal Sentinel files,AP)

Conservative Wisconsin radio talker Vicki McKenna went to Washington to testify about vaping and ended up squaring off against liberal Michigan U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
The tense exchange included allegations about conspiracy theories — and questions over why McKenna had winked at U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, another longtime Wisconsin conservative.
The dispute erupted Tuesday during a House Oversight Committee hearing when McKenna, who testified under her legal name Vicki Porter, was serving as a pro-vaping witness at the "Don't Vape" hearing.
McKenna, 51, was invited by the Republican committee members and testified about her experience as a former cigarette smoker who was only able to quit nicotine after discovering electronic cigarettes. McKenna hosts a radio talk show on WISN (1130-AM) in Milwaukee.
"It literally changed and probably saved my life," she testified. "My lungs are healthy. ... Vaping is a health miracle to me."

A video shows Milwaukee police assisting ICE with an arrest. Mayor Tom Barrett has called for a review.

From The Journal

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Thursday asked the Fire and Police Commission to review an incident in which officers are captured on video assisting immigration agents in the arrest of an undocumented immigrant.  
The video is proof of collaboration between the Milwaukee Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera.
The group reiterated the claim at a news conference at City Hall on Thursday after the cancellation of a meeting of the Fire and Police Commission's policies and research committee on proposed revisions to the Police Department's policy regarding immigration enforcement.
The meeting was canceled after video of the apprehension was released to the media.
"It is undeniable from video recordings … that Milwaukee Police Department collaborates with ICE to break up families,” Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, said in a statement.
“It is exactly why we have been calling on Mayor Barrett, Police Chief (Alfonso) Morales and members of the Fire and Police Commission to support revising existing MPD language to ensure incidents like these do not happen."

I call on "Mayor Barrett, Police Chief (Alfonso) Morales and members of the Fire and Police Commission" to enforce our laws, including that one which makes illegal aliens illegal.  Voces de la Blah Blah is a terrorist group that targets teenagers to join its cause because rational adults won't join.

Billions of dollars are at stake as Wisconsin debates whether to legalize marijuana

From JSOnline:

Parker Schorr, Wisconsin Watch

Cannabis grows in Leafline Labs headquarters in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. The 42,000-square-foot indoor cultivation and production facility is used to grow marijuana for medical uses and create various pharmaceutical cannabis products. (Photo: Emily Hamer / Wisconsin Watch)

CHICAGO - The historic hub of black culture on the south side of Chicago called Bronzeville bears the marks of disinvestment common to many of the city’s black-majority neighborhoods.
Along the expansive South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, lines of greystones alternate in and out of disrepair, and many of the district’s blocks that were once home to vibrant institutions — earning it the name “Black Metropolis” — are now mottled with overgrown, vacant lots. A census tract within the area is one of the poorest in the city.
But for Seke Ballard and Seun Adedeji, the area is ripe for reinvestment because — not in spite — of it being disadvantaged.
In late June, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law legalizing the recreational use of cannabis that lowers the barrier of entry to the industry for places like Bronzeville and its residents who have been disproportionately harmed by past cannabis laws and poverty. It takes effect Jan. 1.
Though blacks nationwide use marijuana at similar rates to whites, they are much more likely to face criminal penalties for using it. In Wisconsin, blacks are four times as likely as whites to be arrested for pot possession, where all uses are illegal.
Ballard and Adedeji envision a Bronzeville, a Chicago and an Illinois revitalized by a cannabis industry that is operated by people reflecting the diversity of the state and creating an ecosystem of businesses — including security camera installers, construction contractors and restaurants — to support it.
Seun Adedeji talks to attendees at an Aug. 9 event, “Elev8 Our Community: Navigating The Illinois Cannabis Industry” in Chicago. Co-hosted by Adedeji and Seke Ballard, the event provided information to people who want to start cannabis businesses once it becomes legal on Jan. 1. Under Illinois' recent cannabis law, people who have been impacted by enforcement of old marijuana laws will find it easier to participate in the industry. (Photo: Parker Schorr, Wisconsin Watch)

“It’s a snowball effect, and this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for people who come from communities that look exactly like this community that we’re in now to really use that spark to jump-start economic development in those areas,” says Ballard, a Harvard-educated businessman and founder of Good Tree Capital, a firm that lends money to small cannabis businesses.

Christopher 'Tank' Murdoch, the first Wisconsin resident hired by Foxconn, has left the company

From JSOnline:

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Christopher Murdoch, a retired Navy captain and the first Wisconsin resident hired by Foxconn Technology Group, has left the company. (Photo: Bryce Richter, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Christopher “Tank” Murdoch, the first Wisconsin resident hired by Foxconn Technology Group and an honored figure at last year’s groundbreaking for the firm’s planned flat-screen factory, has left the company.
In a brief interview, Murdoch said he left voluntarily several weeks ago because of “a number of factors,” which he declined to specify. He said he had taken a position outside Wisconsin but would not disclose his employer.
Foxconn said its policy is not to comment “on its internal human resources decision making.”
A retired Navy captain, Murdoch was hired by Foxconn as a senior adviser about two years ago. He had previously run the Naval ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Foxconn has positioned itself as veteran-friendly, saying last year that it was committed to hiring 3,000 veterans.
Murdoch, who flew combat missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Somalia, was one of five people wielding golden shovels at Foxconn’s groundbreaking ceremony in Mount Pleasant. The other four: President Donald Trump, then-Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, then-Gov. Scott Walker and then-House Speaker Paul Ryan.
With Murdoch’s departure, the lone shovel-handler still in his position is Trump.
Also recently departed from Foxconn is Bill Mitchell, a vice president who, like Murdoch, occasionally spoke publicly on the company’s behalf. Last February, a time when Foxconn’s Wisconsin plans were in flux, Mitchell told reporters after addressing a manufacturing conference that “we’re flying the airplane and we’re designing and building it as we go because the demands are changing constantly.”
Foxconn’s stated plans to create 13,000 Wisconsin jobs to support a manufacturing and research complex in Racine County have been hailed by advocates as transformational and questioned by critics who doubt the firm will follow through.

The Look Of Love - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary

Four for Fridays

Tender Heart Bear is MIA this morning on Four for Fridays.  Perhaps she just forgot.  In any case, here are your questions:

1)  What was your favorite childhood game?

2)  Would you want to be president of the USA?

3)  Do you believe in climate change?

4)  Will Foxconn "save" Racine?

That's it, folks.  I hope that you all have a great weekend. 

Open Blog - Friday

Oh yeah, Friday is something to smile about.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my wonderful things!  How are you?  I'm doing fine.  The weather has been mostly pleasant, although we've had a few storms.  The temperature has been decent, but the humidity has been unpleasant.  Some trees are already turning and others have even dropped all of their leaves.  It is usually the weakest trees that drop their leaves first.  I noticed that Mr. Sheriff completely forgot to mark the beginning of autumn in an open blog.  Shame on you, Mr, Sheriff.

There have been some changes in the standings of the Irregular Fantasy Football League.  Take a look:

(Don't forget to click the image to enlarge it.)  I haven't moved in the standings, but Mr. OrbsCorbs has jumped two spots to number 4.  And the Half-Astrophysicists have fallen two spots, to number 3.  Oh my.

Well, all the buzz in the city is about the recall effort to unseat Ms. Hanson from the District Attorney's position.  The primary impetus for this arose from the Ty'Rese West shooting.  Ms. Hanson exonerated Officer Giese of any charges in the shooting.  Ty'Rese's family is not satisfied with the 28 page report that Ms. Hanson released.  Most recall efforts are difficult.  Those working to recall Ms. Hanson have to collect 21,000 signatures  That's a lot, but the volunteers don't seem fazed.  They have a long road ahead of them.

Then there;s the slightly sagging Racine Unified School District  test scores.  I can think of no entity in the city which takes so much money and does so poorly with it.  The continual shift to different teaching models leaves the staff confused.  What a poor excuse for a school district.

It's hard to think about RUSD without thinking about the new bus service that they have contracted for.  My God, what a mess.  Does anyone know what the supposed advantage over the old bus company that this new one is supposed to have?  They seem incapable of delivering quality bus service to the students of RUSD.  Why aren't the suits manning buses?  Are they still pushing pencils while a 6-year-old has to wait 90 minutes for her bus to show up?  How disgusting.

Thank you for reading my blog this week.  I appreciate all of the readers I can get.  They mark my success,  Please, tell your relatives and friends about Dear Madame Zoltar.

Enjoy this great weather while you can.  Soon the treacherous s-word will howl and send us all into a deep freeze.  Oh dear, I'm not ready for that.  I love you all and encourage you to show your love to each other.  Love makes the world go round.
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Open Blog - Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Racine County DA Trish Hansen - Disengaged from the Community

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons,

In this episode of Talking Racine - the Panelists prove simply that
Racine County DA Trish Hansen is disengaged from the Community - not a
part of the Community - and does not belong in this Community.

Please watch:

Thank you for you time,

Tim & Cindy

Open Blog - Tuesday

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Our Weekend Up North!

Two months ago there was a real bad storm that hit Lily Wisconsin. It is very close to Drew's parents house and his Mom called me to keep us up to date on how everything was going up there. It was so bad people went with out electric for five days or more. These families lost all their food in their refrigerators and some had trees fall on their homes. When we were going to his parents house you could still see the devastation and this is still two months later they are cleaning up. Yes we did take pictures to share with you.

The reason we went up north is because it was for are Grandkids birthday party. So I had to make two salads and I made them each their own giant cookie and yes I took picture of them to share also. We had a great weekend.

First pictures is from the storm.

More retirees and fewer young people set stage for workforce dilemma, Wisconsin Policy Forum report says

From JSOnline:

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Roadside signs about job openings, like these signs in New Berlin, are increasingly common as demand for more workers increases. (Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo)

Wisconsin’s number of working-age men and women is decreasing at the same time the state’s youth population is shrinking, creating “an ominous picture” for the workforce and economy in the future, a new report warns.
An analysis by the Wisconsin Policy Forum of U.S. Census data shows that after peaking at 3.6 million in 2011, Wisconsin’s working-age population has dropped by 1%, or 35,000 people, including a slide over four consecutive years.
Meanwhile, the total number of state residents under age 18 — a basic source of future workers — has fallen by 45,000 since 2011, a decline of 3.4%. With the state’s birth rate at the lowest point in at least a generation, it’s a trend likely to continue, the Madison-based nonpartisan policy research organization said.
Those demographic shifts foreshadow a shortage of workers not only to fill openings as baby boomers retire, but threaten the state’s efforts to attract new business and persuade existing businesses to expand, the report asserts.
It also could result in a smaller workforce paying income and sales taxes at the very time that more support may be needed for the wave of retirees.
“While long-term jobs projections are difficult to make and could turn out to be inaccurate — due to a variety of factors such as changing technology and automation — these numbers paint an ominous picture,” the report states.

Reason #3 to Recall Racine DA Patricia 'Trish' Hanson: Sheriff's Lieutenant Chad Schulman

From Racine Uncensored:

Reason #3 to Recall Racine DA Patricia 'Trish' Hanson: Sheriff's Lieutenant Chad Schulman
Some $11,000 went missing during a death investigation in Racine. In a June 18, 2018 official letter from the Walworth County DA's office, they admitted that-when questioned, Racine Sheriff's Lieutenant Chad Schulman, who was present at the scene, made untruthful statements regarding the missing money. The money had been inventoried by Schulman yet went missing.
They wrote to Racine DA Patricia Hanson and Racine Sheriff Christopher Schmaling: "I have reviewed the evidence of untruthful statements made by Racine County Sheriff's Department Lt. Chad Schulman. [...] The circumstances surrounding Lt. Schulman's untruthful statements involve a significant amount of money that went missing after it was collected from the body of a deceased male. Lt. Schulman handled the money at the crime scene prior to the money being placed into an evidence bag and logged into evidence at the Racine County Sheriff's Office. [...] During the investigation [he] was voluntarily intsrviewed twice in the presence of his attorney. [...] Lt. Schulman stated during the first interview that the medical examiner arrived on the scene. This statement was later shown to be false by phone records. [...] Although these were the only statements that I identified as untruthful in my review of the reports, there are other potentially untruthful statements contained throughout the reports...."
In a December 2, 2018 RJT article, it was stated that Lieutenant Schulman was allowed to resign and additionally-in a September 15, 2019 RJT article, it was noted that Schulman was cited for an unrelated charge. The Walworth DA wrote: "I am writing this letter to advise you that the investigation into Chad Schulman has been completed, and the matter was resolved with his resignation and an ordinance citation for providing a pharmacy service without a pharmacist."
Racine DA Trish Hanson and Sheriff Schmaling both failed to properly discipline Lt. Schulman. Crimes that would lead to our assured-arrest and prosecution are being allowed to slide and are lacking accountability.