Friday, June 6, 2014

"Curtis Johnson sentenced to 4 months in jail, $6,000 in fines"

Update: From RacineUncovered:

"Curtis Johnson appeared for sentencing today in front of Judge Gasiorkiewicz at 1 p.m. today for the child sex assault case. Racine County District Attorney stated that there were issues in prosecuting the case, which he outlined in a court document that amended the charges.

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"Curt Johnson was sentenced Friday to four months in jail stemming from an accusation that he had inappropriate sexual contact with his stepdaughter.

"Johnson must also pay a $6,000 fine ($5,000 and $1,000). He is to report to the Racine County Jail June 14. He will not be required to register as a sex offender."

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Originally published on June 2, 2014 at 6:35 PM

From The Journal

"Documents: Prosecutors to offer Curt Johnson plea deal"

And the beat goes on . . .

"May 2014 Property Report"

From Property Reports:

"According to the Wisconsin IPAS system, 156 documents were recorded during May of 2014 for the City of Racine. There were 33 foreclosures, and most homes sold for tens of thousands less than the assessed value. So far in 2014 there have been 158 foreclosures in the City of Racine during the first 151 days of 2014."

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Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! A slow start to the beginning of the week, now it's getting busy... Talk about two different worlds. Anyways, your questions this week....

1) What music you are embarrassed of that you like listening to?

2) What is your favorite "cop" show?

3) What toppings do you like on your pizza?

4) What do you like on your sandwich?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

Is that like Porky Pig?

Thursday, June 5, 2014

"Wisconsin drunken driving group members resign"


"MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four members of a working group studying ways to reduce drunken driving in Wisconsin — a state with notoriously lax laws — resigned Thursday and said bar and tavern owners have too much influence on the committee and are not interested in actually combatting the problem.

"The task force members said in their resignation letter to the head of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation that there was no willingness to correct errors, contributions from doctors and other experts were ignored, and 'procedural roadblocks' were put in place by state officials working to update the highway safety plan.

"Randy Romanski, safety programs chief at DOT who was coordinating the group, was not available to comment. A department spokeswoman said she was working on a response to the resignation letter.

"The resigning task force members said in their letter to DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb that the only named non-governmental partner working with the department on the plan is the Tavern League of Wisconsin, which represents bar and tavern owners.

"'This group has — at best — a serious conflict of interest,' the letter said."

Best of Racine 2014 - Steak

Yummy! Prime Rib, Porterhouse, Ribeye... all so good!
Whether your favorite steak place is a steak house or just 
a good place that serves steak, who has the best?

Vote now!

Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Finally, flowers instead of snow.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"OLD people have problems that you haven't even considered yet!"

From Mary:

An 85-year-old man was requested by his Doctor for a sperm count as part of his physical exam.
The doctor gave the man a jar and said, 'Take this jar home and bring back a  semen sample tomorrow.' 
The  next day the 85-year-old man reappeared at the doctor's office and gave him the jar, which was as clean and empty as on the previous day.  
The doctor asked what happened and the man explained, 'Well, doc, it's like this -- first I tried with my right hand, but nothing. Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing. 
'Then I asked my wife for help. She tried with her right hand, then with her  left, still nothing. She tried with her mouth, first with the teeth in, then with her teeth out, still nothing. 
'We even called up Arleen, the lady next door and she tried too, first with  both hands, then an armpit, and she even tried squeezin' it between her knees, but still nothing..'
The doctor was shocked! 'You asked your neighbor?'   
The old man replied, 'Yep, none of us could get the jar open.'

Strengths or weaknesses?

Quick question for ya'all - 
what do you consider your greatest strength (s)
and greatest weakness (s) ?
This is what I'm wrestling with at the moment,
thought I'd throw the question out to all your folks :)

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my wonderful wildflowers!  How are you?  We’re finally getting some sun, but every perennial suffered some winter damage.  Dead shrubs and trees are everywhere.  We’re already into June, but a lot of plants are barely blooming, if at all.

My, Racine has been hopping with news this week.

The Skies Fall Media/CAR25, and imbroglio continues imbroglioing along.  After all, it is only our money.

Mr. Curt Johnson apparently has agreed to a plea deal and his sentencing is this Friday.  I very much doubt he’ll receive jail or prison time.

I wonder if some of the robberies on the north side were copycat crimes.  I think one of the perpetrators has shot into a ceiling a couple or three times, but never have they killed before, and so needlessly.  They had their money.  Get the hell out.

Thank you everyone involved in the capture of Jesus Arroyo.  It’s great how our community comes together in times of need.

The reward on the bar robbers keeps going up and up.  Sooner or later, someone will rat them out. 

We’re well into our festival season in Racine.  Keep your eyes on strangers and your wallet.  If it looks to good to be true, then it is too good to be true.  It’s such a different world from the one I grew up in.  I dislike the wariness and vigilance we must extend all the time in dealing with other human beings.

Of course, you’re always welcome here.  My readers, Irregular and otherwise, are my second family.  I’m always gladdened by visitors.

Which way, Racine?  Ask

Happy 6th anniversary to the JTI.  We should be proud of ourselves.  I love all of you, my dears.  And don’t talk to strangers in handcuffs and belly chains.  Galeanthropy!             

Open Blog - Wednesday

That will probably come in handy when the dementia sets in.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"Jesus, what not to expect from a name!"

From Racine County Corruption:

"Did Jesus really commit a murder?

"Well it looks like the present day Jesus Arroyo might have.

"Through confidential informants, we have been informed that Jesus Arroyo may be linked to the tavern robbery and murder last week."

Open Blog - Tuesday

Scrabble on!

Monday, June 2, 2014

"The Belle Harbor Boondoggle"

From Racine Exposed:

"Yep – another Racine County Boondoggle. One of a growing list of many. If there was any justice for the taxpayer, some of the County Officials involved in this Boondoggle would be facing criminal charges. But the voters have forgotten, the names and faces have changed, and a new group of Racine County and City of Racine Officials are selling “Root Works“, along with County Ownership and Operation of ReefPoint Marina as the next get-rich quick scheme; and IT IS a get-rich quick scheme, for friends, cronies, and the politically connected, but NOT for the taxpayer. It is just another political wealth-transfer scheme and public rip-off."

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Local Loyalty - Summer Hiatus

Life is getting crazy - weddings, showers, jam packed summer stuff, 
you name it. I don't want this feature to suffer due to my lack of
time to give it the attention is deserves. 
This is not the end, not by a long shot. 
Local Loyalty shall return with many new places to check out. 
Stay tuned folks, and have an awesome summer!!
(personally, I'm not on hiatus, just this feature, fear not :)  )

Open Blog - Monday

"Or poke your eye  out," as my mother would say.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

"Wisconsin’s bar-to-grocery store ratio puts the rest of the country to shame"

From The Washington Post:

By Abby Phillip

"Drive around the state of Wisconsin and you're probably more likely to come across a bar than a grocery store.

"For Wisconsinites, this probably comes as no surprise, given the state's well-documented culture of drinking. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel launched a multi-part series  titled 'Wasted in Wisconsin,' which documented just how drunk Wisconsinites tend to be, and how often they don't know it.

"Stacked up against the rest of the country, however, the picture is pretty stark. Wisconsin's bars outnumber their grocery stores almost three to one, according to Google data mapped by FlowingData's  Nathan Yau."

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I'll drink to that.

No, not really