Friday, June 26, 2015

"Jon Stewart: Charleston 'Is Like Confederate Epcot'"

Weekday Funny

That was my career choice, too.

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! Another week has come and gone... More of the old same, same old thing. This time, I'm having a longer weekend. Anyways, your questions....

1) Who does the packing for a vacation?

2) What major surgery you've had?

3) Any summer movie do you want to see?

4) Do you think the Confederate flag is racist?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

Where are your pants?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

"Open Unified seat draws a crowd"

From The Journal

"RACINE — No less than 15 people have applied to temporarily fill a vacant seat on the Racine Unified School District’s Board of Education.

"The seat was formerly held by Lisa Parham, who resigned from the board earlier this month amid rumors that she has a felony conviction on her record and is therefore ineligible to hold public office in Wisconsin.

"She was elected in April and had been on the board for barely six weeks.

"District residents looking to fill her seat had a two-week period to submit paperwork to the district or any board member to apply for the position. That period ended at the end of business Thursday.

"The 15 candidates include former board member Guadalupe Rendón, 69, of Racine, who lost his seat on the board in April, and Bryn Biemeck, 29, of Racine, who also unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the board in April, as well as retiring City of Racine Development Director Brian O’Connell, 61, of Racine.

"The other candidates are Deborah Lynn Cappello, 51, of Racine, Nikki Fisher, 67, of Wind Point, Armintta Franklin, 55, of Racine, David Hall Jr., 59, of Wind Point, Marlo Harmon, 45, of Racine and who has previously ran for City Council, JoAnn Hattix, 57, of Racine, Kelly Highman, 40, of Racine, Larry Jones, 51, of Mount Pleasant, Stephen Kalmar II, 55, of Racine and former Racine poet laureate, John Koetz, 51, of Mount Pleasant, Yasin Mahdi, 32, of Racine, and Linda Thalacker, 67, of Mount Pleasant.

"The board will appoint one of these candidates at a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday July 2 at the district’s Administration Services Campus, 3109 Mount Pleasant St.

"The one appointed will temporarily fill the seat until it goes up for election in April."

Roundabout from Hell

Racine is going to put one of these on every corner in the city.

"A little more realistic, don’t you think?"

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

Beautifying the Neighborhood

I kinda like it.

A Surprise in the Rose

Hi, there.

Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


From Break:

And no litter on the ground.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my honeybees!  How are you?  We’re finally getting our summer heat and our summer storms, though we can’t compete with Ms. OKIE for storms or Ms. Beejay for heat.  That’s OK.  They can keep them.  Not that our local climate can’t get violent at times.  We had trees down and power outages after the last front went through, and there’ll be more.  When a cold front hits hot weather, a storm can erupt.  Some of the tornadoes I’ve seen online were monstrous in size.  How about a storm from hell four miles wide?  A home, a car, and all personal belongings are lost as a tornado sweeps them up, but does no damage to the house across the street.  Summer storms can be beautiful, and deadly.

So can illegal fireworks.  As we approach the 4th of July, I believe we’ll see and/or hear more and more fireworks.  Maybe not.  In the city last year, it was comparatively quiet before, during, and after the 4th of July.  Perhaps efforts have paid off.  Wow, what a concept.

The Journal Times has a story on our ongoing City Administrator problem: I didn’t know that we have a problem here, but apparently Mr. Cousin Tom Fried does.  There’s mumbo-jumbo in this article about the cost of a nationwide search to replace Mr. Cousin.  More scare tactics.  How come there wasn’t a nationwide search when Mr. Cousin got the job?  He was decreed City Administrator by King lying John.  The Serfs Council approved of him.  Now we have this sticky wicket where nearly all city employees are losing money and benefits.  Streetlights come down.  And as more and more people are forced to bite the bullet, for some reason Mr. Mayor and Mr. Cousin think Mr. Cousin deserves a $30,000 raise. 

We’re losing ground out here.  Do any of you city officials give a damn about this?  I can no longer afford one of my prescriptions because my plan doesn’t cover it.  What are we supposed to do?  Day after day, we are beset by problems.  Day after day, you turn a blind eye.  Shame on you!  You represent the worst that humanity has to offer.  Your selfishness and greed are legendary.  Your pride goes before your fall.

Racine County Eye is linked to a beautiful time-lapse video of the sunset over Racine Monday.  By Gabriella Brossman in Community · June 23, 2015

That’s a wonderful video.    Unfortunately, it was the precursor to the storms and outages that I mentioned earlier. 

Thank you for stopping by to read my blog today.  Take a break.  You deserve it.  I love all of my readers.  You’re wonderful.

Who will win the presidency in 2016?  Ask:

Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay as beautiful as you are.  Use sun-block if you’re going to be outside.  Put on more as you spend more time in the sun.  Protect your eyes and epidermis in the summer sun.  You’ll still have a great time.

Open Blog - Wednesday

Prepare for liftoff.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Racine, Apiculture, the Plague and how history can teach us how to avoid disaster"

From Racine County Corruption:

"Did Racine County just avoid the next Plague?"

Read more:

"Blind Dog Has His Own Guide Dog: Now The Pair Needs A Home"

From Break:

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on 3 hours ago

"For the gut wrenchingly heartwarming story of the day we go to Hartlepool, Durham, England where a pair of stray dogs was recently rescued. An elderly Jack Russel named Glenn (so many first names) is completely blind in both eyes, but luckily he has a buddy named Buzz, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is the little dog’s own guide dog.

"Animal rescue staff found the unlikely duo abandoned in a sea tunnel. Now they are trying to find the inseparable pair a new home. They both become very upset if they are away from one another for more than a few minutes. This is understandable as Buzz acts as Glenn’s eyes. 

"They are currentlyliving at the Stray Aid center in Coxhoe where care givers say the approximately nine and ten year old dogs make quite the odd couple.  Centre manager John Bielby says;
"'They stay together at all times and Glenn follows Buzz wherever he goes. Wherever one goes the other one follows. They have behaved well in the kennels and they are both quite playful. They both seem to be doing well.'

"While getting on in years, the two dogs still love to run and play. The blind dog does well on his own, outside where he can run freely. However, indoors Glenn needs help so he doesn’t bump into things. The guide dog Buzz even helps Glenn find his food and into bed as he guides him around the kennel.

  Contact Stray Aid to find out about how you can adopt Glenn & Buzz.

Follow Phil Haney on Twitter @PhilHaney
Source: Daily Mail

"Thanks, tourists."

From Break:

"Fish plays fetch like a dog"

I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it.

Open Blog - Tuesday

Sounds good to me.

Monday, June 22, 2015

"George Carlin on 'the American Dream'"


"Samsung Safety Truck (English Version)"

That is so cool. I bet it costs an arm and a leg to put one on a truck.

Wildflowers Pt 2!

Sorry I haven't been posting my wildflowers lately I have been busy with all my doctor appointments. I am going to try to get most of them posted to share with all of you. Here are some more of the wildflowers.

This is a Crested Dwarf Iris the picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi..

  This is a Musk Thistle this picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi..

              This is a Eastern Shooting Star this picture was taken at Colonial Park in Racine Wi..

                  This is a Virginia Spiderwort this picture was taken at Cliffside Park in Racine Wi..

This is a Sulfur Cinqefoil this picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi.

This is a Water Lily this picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi.

I hope everyone enjoys the pictures and there are a lot more to come. Have a nice day!

"I've never actually bought these"

From The Lonely Libertarian:

 "But I find them all over the house".

If you're really bored, you can pry the prongs apart on one of those and then insert them into an electrical outlet. Guaranteed fireworks.


I sleep to do the same thing. 

Open Blog - Monday

But think of all the fun you'd miss.