Thursday, December 31, 2015

Strange Dog


"Published on Jan 23, 2015 

"The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world."

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Open Blog - New Years Eve

If you celebrate tonight, don't forget moderation. Also, if you're on the move, have a sober designated driver.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Book Collaboration Spurs On Racine Arts Council Efforts"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Community, Arts · December 30, 2015 · No comments

"When Nick Ramsey became Racine’s poet laureate, part of his duties included putting together a book titled Transformation: Art & Poetry. The project featured 12 poets and artists, and the proceeds from the book will go towards the Racine Arts Council.

"The book features 24 poems and 24 pieces of artwork, including metal sculptures, blown glass, jewelry, photography, paintings, mixed media and print work.

"Robert Osborne and his wife Vera Scekic funded the project through the Osborne-Scekic Family Foundation because they feel supporting the arts creates a more vibrant community.

"'My wife is an artist here, and we love seeing people in the arts succeed,' Osborne said. 'We believe that this is a potential economic driver for the city and the region.'

"If you are interested interested in buying the book, it’s on sale for $40 at the Racine Arts Council, 316 6th St. A book release party is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Racine Arts Council."

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"Safe Ride is available for New Year’s Eve, Don’t drink and drive!"

From RacineUncovered:

Filed under: Local News |

afe Ride will be up and running all New Year’s Eve. Be smart… Don’t drink and drive…There is no
reason at all why someone would have to drive under the influence when so many options are available including this. How many thousands of $$$ is an OWI these days? We don’t think anyone wants to end up on Racine Uncovered because they were criminally charged for OWI.. Worse yet, remember you could hurt yourself, hurt others or kill yourself or someone else. A few hours of having a blast could ruin your life. Choose wisely. You can ask the bartender and turn over your keys to them. Safe Ride’s number is 262-884-4248" 

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"Hunger games? 5 reasons Amur the Tiger hasn’t eaten Timur the Goat"

"Fans of Amur, a Siberian tiger, and Timur, a feisty goat that's not seen as prey by the predator, can finally keep close tabs on the animal buddies 24/7 – thanks to a reality show launched at the Far Eastern Safari Park.

"The unique 'friendship' between Amur and Timur first created a buzz late last month, raising many eyebrows after the lionhearted goat refused to become the predator's lunch, and even dared to steal the feline’s bed. The goat showed no fear and the tiger seems to respect that."

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How cool.  If I was the goat, I'd still be afraid that the tiger might eat me on a whim.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my Eskimos!  How are you?  Wasn't that snowstorm something?  Yes, it was something I can live without, but I have a feeling that winter is just gearing up.  We'll be shoveling snow in April.   The wind just wouldn't give up on Monday, driving snow and ice into everything.  I could feel the minor drafts around our windows.  I guess Señor Zanza will have some insulating work on his agenda, whether he knows it or not.  It's an old house, but there are still plenty of years left in it.  It's just a matter of maintenance.  If you take care of your dwelling, it will take care of you.

Who's going to take care of our ailing Green Bay Packers?  The Arizona Cardinals made fools out of them this Sunday past.  There's only one game left in the regular season to play.  This Sunday, January 3 at 7:30 pm, our vaunted Packers will host the Minnesota Vikings.  Watch for the sparks to fly during this one.

In the Irregular Football League, we've just finished our regular season with the Racine Irregulars taking 1st place, The Mighty Bears winning 2nd, and the Half-Astrophysicists coming in 3rd.  That puts my Screaming Psychics in 4th.  Boo-hoo.  Wait till next year.

Speaking of next year, Happy New Year!  Now don't imbibe too much over the long weekend.  It just makes you hungover and wondering who you insulted.

Are you making any New Years resolutions?  My resolution is to grow younger, though I haven't the faintest idea of how to do it.  I'm tired of creaky bones and achy joints.  I can take any of a number of Madame Zoltar® products to ease my pain, but they don't last.  So then I have to take more and more, like an addict.  I want a permanent fix, like Calgon all of the time.  I'll take the exuberance of youth over the wisdom of old age any day.

I sincerely hope that next year is an improvement over last.  What if everyone fighting wars all over the globe just dropped their weapons and went home?  What if mass murderers talked to a psychiatrist before going on a rampage?  What if wife beaters and kid beaters and dog beaters sought help before beating someone up?  What if, what if.  It will take the Lord's help to accomplish any of those things.  He has to enter the hearts of the abusers, brawlers, and killers.  Unfortunately, that doesn't usually happen until these malcontents are sitting in prison.  Still, I hope and pray for peace.  You can kill people, but you can't kill prayers.

Thank you, my dears, for reading my blog today.  I love visitors and I appreciate the time you take to read my scribblings.  Best wishes for the New Year to you all.

"Calgon all of the time?"  Ask

Please be very careful driving on winter roads.  Patches of ice and other obstacles can appear suddenly.  Stay warm and take care of yourselves.  You're the only you I have.  I love you all.

Open Blog - Wednesday

Love to you too, Betty.

Monday, December 28, 2015

"Photos & Video:Racine Lakefront at the Harbor"

From RacineUncovered:

Filed under: Local News |

Here are some photos taken by Baryth Ann this afternoon showing the power of Lake Michigan down at the Racine Harbor"

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Raccoon Acrobats

Cunning little devils.

Weight Watchers

What's their problem?

I've decided I need a mate.

I'm speciially dressed to pick up some fine chicks.  Whaddya think?

"Man 'walks off cliff and plummets 60 feet to his death on Christmas Day while distracted by his cell phone' "

By Zoe Szathmary For

"Emergency responders were at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California, on Friday after a man fell over, local media reported.

"Bill Bender with San Diego Lifeguards at Sunset Cliffs told NBC San Diego: 'Witnesses stated seeing someone distracted by an electronic device and he just fell over the edge.

"'(He) wasn't watching where he was walking, he was looking down at the device in his hands.'

"He was declared dead at the scene, the television station reported."


Open Blog - Monday

Let's "Get 'er done."

Friday, December 25, 2015

"Bethlehemian Rhapsody"

Four for Fridays!

Merry Christmas!  I'm filling in for THB because she and drew went "up north" for Christmas with family.  I hope you enjoy your questions this week.

1) Do you exchange gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or both?

2) Are you staying home or traveling for Christmas?

3) As a child, what was your favorite part of Christmas?  How about as an adult?

4) What is the true meaning of Christmas?

Thank you for reading.  Happy New Year!

Open Blog - Christmas Day

Have a blessed day.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tombstone Limited Edition Pizzas

A bratwurst pizza?  No, thank you.  The same goes for Diablo.  I don't need any more fire in my bowel movements.

My ex-wife and I were regular Tombstone customers.  Now, I like Orv's Pizza.  But no matter what brand or toppings, no frozen pizza approaches the flavor of a restaurant pizza. 

Yummy Ice Cream?

I love ice cream, but I'd take a pass on chicken wing flavor.  I don't eat regular chicken wings, so I'd have little interrest in this.

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"A special thank you to Racine Uncovered readers"

From RacineUncovered:

Filed under: Commentary/Opinion,Local News |

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Congratulations, Racine Uncovered, on your success.

Open Blog - Christmas Eve

Have a miraculous day.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

"You want to take up more than one spot? Fine."

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

Christmas Decorations

Yes I do have some more decorations to share with everyone before we leave to go up north. I am going to try to get some pictures to share with everyone while we are up there too.

                                        This is picture was taken on 4Mile Rd in Caledonia Wi.

                                          This picture was taken on Hwy 32 in Oak Creek Wi.

                                          This picture was taken on Hwy 32 in Oak Creek Wi.

                                               This picture was taken on Candy Cane Lane.

That is all the pictures for now I will post more when we get home. I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my Christmas Elves! How are you?  I read somewhere that the lack of snow cover makes it more difficult to be in the Christmas spirit.  Our temperatures have been remarkable.  Not much lower than 30 now and often in the 40's, even the 50's.  I';m still waiting for the other shoe to drop.  January and February have often been bitterly cold in the past.  There's no reason to think it won't be so this/next year.  If global warming is fin place, maybe January and February won't be quite so wicked.  I don't even talk to Mother Nature anymore.  In fast, I haven't seen her in months.  I heard that they committed her.  If anyone deserves it, it's certainly her.

Of course, our delectable Green Bay Packers stuffed it down the throats of the Oakland Raiders last Sunday.  Thank you, gentlemen.  This Sunday, December 27. our Packers travel to Arizona to take on the Arizona Cardinals at 3:25 PM.  I'll be honest: I didn't know that such a team exists.  I've been in Arizona.  It's hot and dry.  I didn't know that Cardinals prefer that climate, especially since I've seen so many over the years in Wisconsin.  In any case, whoever they are, may the Green Bay Packers throttle them to within an inch of their putrid lives.

The standings of the Irregular Football League are at the right.  We're already into our final week and games.  My Screaming Psychics have a chance  at 3rd place, as do Mr. Hale-bopp's Half-Astrophysicists.  Playing in our version of the Super Bowl are The Mighty Bears  and the Racine Irregulars.  I'm not taking sides on this one because I love them both.  Who will win?

For Christmas this year, Señor Zanza and Junior hare selected a run down house in our neighborhood owned by a "little old lady" who is the sole owner and occupant.  She certainly can't do the house repairs herself, and her sole source of income is Social Security.  She can't afford to hire others to do the repair work for her.   Señor Zanza and Junior have chosen this project in order to demonstrate the meaning of Jesus' preaching.   God bless them all.

Personally, I've been giving free readings for an hour or so each day.  People are still unsure about our economy and our role in international  natters.  Those who can afford it, will have a happy holiday for sure.  The rest of us can only look on in silence.  That doesn't mean we don't have a Merry Christmas.  We just have to be more creative, and that's half the fun.

Here's a seasonal treat:

I wish you and your families the most blessed of holidays.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  I love you all, even the stinkers downtown.

The true meaning of Christmas?  Just watch the cartoon above, or contact

May the love of the season mush all over you and yours.  If you're driving, drive carefully.  Leave plenty of time early.  May our children come to grow in the light Christmas.  May we learn from the love of the holidays.

Open Blog - Wednesday

I'd like to spend a day with him, absorbing his wisdom.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What an odd looking porpoise.


Poll - "Vote On The Worst Christmas Present Ever Given"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Community · December 21, 2015 · No comments

Credit - Racine County Eye
"We asked our Facebook audience on Friday what was the worst present they received and their answers were priceless.

"But we need you to decide the best answer. The person with the most votes will receive a present from the Racine County Eye. And we’re absolutely sure that it’s better than the one they received.

"And if you’ve got a better story, feel free to add it to our poll."

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Open Blog - Tuesday

Have a great day!

Monday, December 21, 2015

"Racine man nets near-max for stalking, threatening women, cops"

From The Journal

"This is a cropped version of a photo William E. Crockett                     
of Racine allegedly texted to women, including a Racine police officer. Crockett, 45, was sentenced on Monday, December 21, 2015, to 27 months behind bars plus 18 months on extended supervision for charges of stalking and unlawful use of a computer messaging system."

9 hours ago  • 

"RACINE — A Racine man, whom more than a dozen women accused of stalking them, threatening them and sending them sexually explicit pictures, spoke passionately about wanting his “life back” — and not wanting to go to jail.

"He’s headed to prison.

"William E. Crockett, 45, of the 2200 block of Mount Pleasant Street, was sentenced on Monday to 27 months behind bars — nearly the maximum sentenced allowed.

"Prosecutors and investigators said Crockett, who previously worked at two Racine County prisons and as a mall security guard, sent threatening texts to women, including a female Racine police officer and then the female Racine County Sheriff’s Office detective investigating that allegation.

"During his sentencing, Crockett said he admitted to 'what I did' and was honest with investigators. But he said he didn’t want to go to jail.

''I never stalked anybody. It was a back-and-forth thing. I might have gotten carried away,' said Crockett. 'I just want my life back.'

"Racine County Circuit Judge Michael Piontek also sentenced Crockett to 18 months on extended supervision, calling him 'a danger.'"

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He wants his friggin' "life back" and "isn't suited to jail".  What about all those women he's sent the full version of the above photo?  This ia a Class A Asshole. He takes no personal responsibility for any of this mess.  Send the full version of the pjoto to whatever prison he lands in.        

"Pile of televisions catches fire"

From The Journal

9 hours ago  • 

"TOWN OF DOVER — Damage was limited after a pile of discarded televisions caught fire Sunday morning near the Dover Town Hall.

"About 20 televisions were stacked next to an outbuilding near the Town Hall, 4110 S. Beaumont Ave., when the fire was reported just before 11:30 a.m., Kansasville Fire Chief Scott Remer said.

"The location was being used as a temporary television disposal site for Town of Dover residents, Remer said.

"The fire was quickly extinguished by Kansasville firefighters, with no structural damage to the building, Remer said.

"The cause of the fire is still undetermined. Damage was estimated at a little more than $400, Remer said."

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Must be a slow news day.

"Lost 3-Year-Old Boy Found With Family Dog Protecting Him"

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

"A 3-year-old North Dakota boy who disappeared for nearly seven hours was later found under the protective cover of the family's pet dog, authorities said.
"Carson Urness disappeared from his family's 10-plus acre property in Cooperstown, North Dakota, around 7:30 p.m. Monday after being let out to play while his mom worked inside the home, the boy's father told ABC News.
"'She checked on him again at 7:30 and he was gone,' Carson's father, Brock Urness, said of his wife, Courtney, who was inside taking care of the couple's 11-month-old daughter while Carson played.
"'She looked around frantically for about 30 minutes and then called me,' Urness said. 'And I said, 'Well, where's Cooper?' and she said, 'Cooper is not here either.'
"Cooper is the family's dog - a German Shepherd, Labrador and Golden Retriever 'mutt,' as Urness calls him - that the family adopted three years ago after he was left on the side of the road near a relative's home.
"The Urnesses searched for Carson until 8:30 p.m. when they called 911. Less than 30 minutes later, the local police and fire departments had launched an aerial and ground search for Carson, aided by 200 neighbors, family and friends from Cooperstown, population about 800.
"'They had an airplane here searching for him and 60 four-wheelers and people looking on foot and didn't find anything,' Urness said.
"Just before officials planned to call off the search for the night, around 2:30 a.m., officials decided to send out one last four-wheeler for a final sweep of the property.
"'That four-wheeler found him about a mile away from our house, in the middle of one of our fields by a pasture,' Urness said. 'Carson was in tall grass but when they shone lights down to sweep it, the dog stuck its head out.'
"Carson was found safely underneath Cooper, who was laying on the boy, presumably to protect him from the 40-degree temperatures that night."

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Good doggy!

Christmas Decorations 2015!

Yes I am going to post more Christmas Decorations today. These will be from around town and some I have seen in other towns driving around this year.

This picture was taken on Ryan Rd. in Oak Creek Wi. I seen it when we went to Candy Cane Lane and I told Drew I wanted to stop on the way home to get a picture.

       This picture was taken on 4Mile Rd in Caledonia Wi on my way to pick up Drew from work.

                                             This picture was taken on Main St. in Racine Wi.

                                            This picture was taken on Main St. in Racine Wi.

                                                   This picture was taken in Pickeral Wi.

                                                   This picture was taken in Pickeral Wi.

I do have more pictures and I will try to get more on here before we leave to go up north on Wednesday. I hope everyone enjoys the pictures. Have a great day and try to stay dry with the rain today.

Open Blog - Monday

It's official tonight: winter is here. (Expletive deleted!)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

"2016 Splash And Dash Set For Jan. 1"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Business · December 17, 2015 · No comments

"So with the warm weather, maybe this would be a good year to take a dip in Lake Michigan for the 2016 Splash and Dash at noon Jan. 1

"Held at North Beach, the Racine Yacht Club will open its doors to the public at 7 a.m. Those brave enough to take on the challenge are being asked to bring food and cash donations to help support the Racine County Food Bank, HALO, the Hospitality Center and the Kiwanis Club Scholarship Program.

"Click here for more information: Splash and Dash 2016 "

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I still say that anyone who does this is nuts. 

"12/21/15-Memorial Service for the homeless who passed away in our community"

From RacineUncovered:

Filed under: Local News,Community Calendar |

The Continuum of Care for the City and County of Racine
invites you to join us for
A memorial service to honor the lives of those in our community who have passed away while homeless
Where: Atonement Lutheran Church 2915 Wright Avenue, Racine WI When: Monday, December 21st, 2015 at noon

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Decorations 2015!

Well I am finally going to post some Christmas Decorations sorry that it has taken me so long to do this for everyone to enjoy but had to wait for our computer to come back and we still has some little problems that I had to figure out. Now we are up and running so I am going to post some pictures for everyone to enjoy.

I am going to start with Candy Cane Lane and when you go there you will see people standing out there taking donations for the M.A.C.C. Fund. The M.A.C.C. Fund is for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. While I was in line to get in I seen cars drive right past the people and I think that is really sad. Last year and this year I let the people know I am taking the pictures to post on here and I hand them one of our cards so they know we are here trying to help them out.

Here are some of the pictures we had taken-

                               I hope everyone enjoys the pictures and there are more to come.