Saturday, August 15, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

"Man accused of sending 100 threatening texts in one day"

From The Journal

"RACINE — Ramone Jones did not allegedly reach out to a victim he was ordered not to contact once or twice.

"Rather, the victim estimates Jones sent her more than 100 threatening texts in one day, according to a criminal complaint.

"Jones, 38, of Racine, was charged with felony bail jumping, stalking and felony intimidation of a witness days after he appeared in Racine County Circuit on Tuesday for numerous crimes against the same victim, the complaint said.

"Jones had threatened the victim before he was charged in court Tuesday, previously stating he would put 'heat up to her head,' slang for holding a gun up to her head, the complaint said.

"The threatening texts restarted on Wednesday, adding up to more than 100 texts after he bonded out of jail, according to the complaint.

"Almost every text sent to the victim accused her of being with another man and detailed that the victim could not escape Jones, the complaint said."

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100 threatening texts in a day?  It must be true love.

"Huge Hip Hop event happening in downtown Racine"

From Racine Community Media::


Huge Hip Hop event happening in downtown Racine @ Smoked On The Water restaurant and concession stand on the lake from 4pm-10pm this Saturday, August 15th.

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Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! It has been a very hectic week (and all know why) for me. Therefore I'll make this short and sweet.

1) Would you ever wear a fur coat?

2) Would you appear on a reality show?

3) Would you appear on a game show?

4) Are you afraid of needles?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

That kid needs dentures.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Perseids in Hawaii

Been busy and traveling...IAU meeting in Hawaii and now taking a few days on Maui. Went up Haleakala last night for the Perseids. Fought some clouds but found some clear skies. They put on a good show. I have lots of pics to go through, but here is the first one I found. Enjoy!

"Explicit presentation gets motivational speaker barred from speaking to inmates"

From JSOnline:

"Ex-cop says impromptu attempt at comedy overshadowed her positive message"

By Lucas Daprile of the Journal Sentinel

"A former Racine police officer who touts herself as a nationally renowned motivational speaker has been barred from appearing at state correctional facilities after one of her presentations included a demonstration of a lap dance and a joke that the female inmates could make a living as prostitutes

 "The speaker, Julia Witherspoon, says part of her March 13 talk at the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center in Union Grove was an impromptu comedy routine. Some inmates say they were shocked and disgusted by the sexually explicit presentation. Witherspoon visited the minimum-security facility after receiving a donation from an inmate-led fundraiser.

"A group of inmates raised a few hundred dollars for Cops 'N Kids Reading Center, a nonprofit organization founded and run by Witherspoon that describes itself as an organization dedicated to getting books in the hands of children.

"After receiving the donation, Witherspoon offered to speak at the correctional center, where she was promoted as a motivational speaker, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. More than 100 people attended the presentation, which was mandatory for inmates in a program meant to help participants recover from drug addiction.

"Before the presentation started, Witherspoon said she got permission from a correctional center official to tell jokes that included cursing, and told the inmates the speech would have some vulgarities in it. After the jokes, Witherspoon said she delivered a more conventional motivational speech, encouraging inmates to stay positive about their futures.

"Several former inmates told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Witherspoon started off with a slew of sexually explicit jokes some detailing preferred sexual positions.

 "Inmates said the event became particularly outrageous when Witherspoon approached one of the correctional center's older teachers and demonstrated a lap dance on him while explaining with explicit language how she would have sex with him and a security officer."

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Edit: Julia Witherspoon started the Cops 'n Kids program in Racine.


Top 10 Media Thursdays

"I'm So Tired of Being Alone - 1970 - Al Green"

For Toad:

Open Blog - Thursday

I like mine twice baked.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my odds and ends!  How are you?  I love this weather.  Someone must’ve slipped Mother Nature a Quaalude.  Thanks, whoever you are.  These are the golden days of summer.  Grab what fun you can. 
I’m totally freaked by Packer talk.  I haven’t kept up.  Their first preseason game is tomorrow night against the deflatable New England Patriots, current reigning Super Bowl Champs.  You never know who or what you’ll see in a preseason game.  It might be a real snore or a big roar.  6:30 PM at Gillette Stadium on TMJ4 TV.

Junior is conflicted over returning to school: he hates schoolwork, but loves all the girls in school.  He’s a B+ average guy.  His teachers’ tell me he could do better by applying himself more to his schoolwork.  I think every teacher in the world has used that one a few thousand times.  Remember when your hormones were raging?  How much did that make you feel like “applying yourself” to your schoolwork?

SeƱor Zanza’s thinking of starting a volunteer club of people to patrol nearby parking lots on hot days, looking for children or pets sweltering in the heat.  He’s also thinking of applying for a grant to pay for some sort of conveyances for volunteers to use.  Maybe golf carts or Segways.  I don’t know why, but I always feel like I’m being judged by people who use Segways.  Then there’s DRC’s “Ambassadors” riding around on Segways to keep the riff-raff out of downtown.  Certainly anyone can volunteer to check lots for baking babies.  A bicycle would work, too.  AND SO WOULD THE BOOM CARS!  When they patrol the lot, everyone would wake up.  Or they could turn up the volume even more and shatter everyone’s glass.

Can we talk?  I hate those cars.  I wish there was some kind of device like cell phone jammers that could turn off the boom cars from a distance.  There’s a few in my neighborhood and everything starts rattling when they drive by.  I just don’t get it.  Like the pants half-off trend.  WTF?  Why would you want to walk around with your underwear partially showing?  Things get nuttier every day.

“Los Angeles dumps 96 million plastic balls into a reservoir:”

Maybe we should fill Lake Michigan with balls.  Then we could walk across the lake every winter.

Thank you all for reading my blog today.  I appreciate that your time is valuable and I appreciate that you spend some of it here.

What else can you do with balls?  Ask

Enjoy the weather.  Play nice with others.  Don’t forget to thank God everyday.  I love you.

Open Blog - Wednesday

Don't get stuck.