Saturday, November 7, 2015

"Everything I remember from Catholic school"

From The Lonely Libertarian :

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Yup, that's about the way I remember it. 

"Two Women Charged with Stealing Over $1,000 in Baby Formula"

From Racine County Eye:

By Heather Asiyanbi in Police and fire · November 5, 2015

"Mount Pleasant police say two women are facing prison time after they stole over $1,000 in baby formula from area grocery stores.

"Shaunee Felton, 35, and Desiree Brown, 21, both of Racine, will have their initial appearance Nov. 11 Racine County Circuit Court to each face two counts of felony retail theft and one misdemeanor charge of retail theft. Felton also faces a second charge of misdemeanor retail theft. If convicted, Felton faces 8-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $40,000 in fines. Brown faces 7 years, nine months in prison and/or up to $30,000 in fines.

"According to the criminal complaints against them, Felton and Brown were seen on store surveillance at Pick ‘n Save, 2820 S. Green Bay Road, on three different dates stealing various quantities of baby formula:
  • August 26 – $531.72
  • August 29 – $113.94
  • August 30 – $569.70
"Police say Felton was also seen at the Burlington Walmart taking $412.30 worth of baby formula.

"Both women were assigned $500 signature bonds Wednesday and will next be in court Nov. 11 for their initial appearances. Their court dates were postponed to give them time to obtain legal counsel."

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"Take 5 Lounge Now Open at Marcus Renaissance

From Racine County Eye:

By Heather Asiyanbi in Business · November 7, 2015

Credit - Racine County Eye

"The Take 5 Lounge at the Marcus Renaissance is open for dinner and drinks before, during and after a movie.

"Featuring a menu of 12 beers on tap and a variety of mixed drinks, a selection of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and Zaffiro’s Express pizzas, Take 5 officially opened at 4 p.m. Thursday.

"Prices on the menu range from $8.59 for appetizers like Asian chicken with edamame to $8 and up for wraps and burgers. French fries are not included and will run guests $1.99 extra per order. Food is served in red checkered cardboard with matching wax paper and dips and sauces come in small plastic cups.

"Seating includes a handful of booths that are easy to slide and in and out, tables that seat two to four guests and a couple of lounge spots in front of a giant screen that plays movies. Spectre, the latest release in the James Bond franchise, opened Friday and Skyfall was the feature during the early hours of the evening.

"There are also a number of television screens above the bar and in the back corner of the room that were tuned Friday night to both professional and college basketball games.

"Take 5 was constructed in one half of the theater’s lobby, just behind one of the ticket booths."

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Ooh, neat.  Now moviegoers can add drunks to the list of annoyances that they have to put up with.. 

"Hey Miller, I need to borrow one of your fucking cats, man."

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

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"SCJ donates $1.5M to Gateway boot camp program"

From The Journal

5 hours ago  • 

"RACINE — The Gateway Technical College Foundation received a $1.5 million grant from SC Johnson to underwrite the continuation of the Gateway to Careers Boot Camp program over the next three years, the college announced Friday.

"In 2012, SC Johnson made an initial investment of $1.7 million to advance the existing Boot Camp training program and fund Gateway’s expanded, state-of-the-art SCJ integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center, 2320 Renaissance Boulevard in Sturtevant.

"Gateway has relied on area companies to help identify the skills critical for entry-level positions. Using this information, Gateway has created Boot Camps that teach the skills people need to get good jobs in the community.

"Each Gateway Boot Camp offers an intensive, hands-on training environment that lasts from 14 to 20 weeks, depending on the training topic."

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Oops, your generosity is showing. Thank you, again, SC Johnson.

Open Blog - Weekend

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

What are you looking at?

“I’m sorry, we’re not accepting applications at this time”

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

"Slow Motion Overload"

Pretty wreckage.

"City Council votes to move rail study forward"

From The Journal

November 03, 2015 9:30 pm  •  CARA SPOTO Comments

"RACINE — The city is on track to study the cost of extending Metra commuter rail service from Kenosha to Racine.

"Under a proposal approved 15-0 by the City Council Tuesday, the city would spend up to $30,000 from its intergovernmental revenue-sharing fund to hire a firm to complete the study. Funded by dollars Racine receives each year from neighboring communities via the sewer service agreement, the fund is intended to help Racine spark development within its borders"

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It's funny how there's never enough money for anything, unless lying John wants to do it.

Actually, I think Racine would benefit from expansion of the rail line.  I'm old enough to remember the North Shore.

I hear their are two light rail locomotives sitting in France that Wisconsin paid for, but never had shipped because of Walker's refusal of government money to expand rail.

Top 10 Media Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Have a good day, mates.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my half-priced Halloweenies!   How are you? Want to buy a pumpkin?  Ha-ha!

I would guess that this time of cooler weather is best for them.  And I suspect only a small percent of the crop is sold as Halloween pumpkins.  I think that most are used in food processing, like pumpkin pie filling.

The temperatures aren't supposed to  be too bad  today and tomorrow.  After that, you better get as close as you can to any heart source.  My source ( ) says we'll soon be freezing our butts off. Or not.  The weather changes so rapidly here, but two thing is for sure. It will get coder and eventually it'll s-word.  P-tooie! Clean my mouth!

Another set of dirty words is "Green Bay Packers"  There's wailing,weeping and gnashing of teeth in Packerland, plus three attempted suicides.  The best way of washing that defeat  by the Denver Broncos out of our mouths is by beating the snot out of the Carolina Panthers, this Sunday, November 8, at noon, at Carolina.

Here's the current standings in the Irregular Football League:

Well, look at that.  I predicted that The Mighty Bears would fall.  Instead, they're on top of the heap.  I guess everybody makes mistakes some time.  Go, The Mighty Bears!  Don't go, the Chicago Bears!

Thank you my friends for reading my blog today.  I've had to cut it short because of time restraints.

I love each and every one of you.  Wet leaves are slippery.  Take care of yourselves and watch out for each other.

Open Blog - Wednesday

What kind of trouble can we get into?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


"Man charged with child abuse and possession of cocaine."

From RacineUncovered:

Brian Blair - Credit: Racinr Uunovered
Filed under: Crime News |

 "Brian Blair, 33 of Racine has been charged with Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm and Possession of Cocaine/Coca(2nd+). He was given a $2,000 cash bond after making his initial appearance today in Racine Circuit Court. According to Racine County Jail records a hold has also been placed on him by the US Marshall Service for violation of federal probation.

"According to the criminal complaint on November 1, 2015 Racine Police responded to a location for a report of child abuse. Upon arrival the officer made contact with the juvenile. The juvenile stated that she had been repeatedly struck with a plastic clothes hanger and her hair had been pulled by the suspect. Racine Police state there was bruising on the child and according to the complaint it was a result of being beaten a few days prior with a phone charger cord. Another juvenile had been struck with a clothes hanger for not bringing enough candy back from trick or treating.

"According to an adult family member the defendant has been reportedly beating the two minor children since had had been released from federal prison a year ago and told police that the defendant has been calling the residence all night looking for the juveniles stating that 'I’m going to beat the hell out of them when they get home', the complaint states.

"Racine Police took the defendant into custody and located 3.5 grams of cocaine on him."

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Cocaine or not, I hate child abusers.

Open Blog - Tuesday

If you say so.

Monday, November 2, 2015

"Chaos in the streets of Racine."

From Racine Community Media:

"Racine- This all happened on Friday night Oct. 30th in downtown Racine on 6th street around 1am. Residents are saying this is the norm as the downtown bars struggle to maintain order when their clients spill out onto the streets of downtown. Curiously enough, these are the same issues the City Of Racine used as reasons to shut down the black bars on 6th street, blaming their establishments for creating havoc in the streets, those bars are gone now, so who is responsible now?

"With innocent people being struck by cars and chaos in the streets, the question becomes, “What will the City Public Safety Committee do to keep residents safe?” If their actions on Kenny’s Bar in downtown are any indicator, they will do nothing and residents will be in continued danger when visiting downtown and 6th street. 

"Stay alert Racine and stay safe, watch your back and look out for others, contact the Racine Police Department if you feel threatened or in danger in any way, stay safe Racine.

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Possible Northern Lights Tongiht!

Geomagnetic storm is forecast and your skies are forecast to be clear so go out and look!

Cheap Motel

Oh good, they have a vacancy.


From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

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That's sad and lonely.   

Open Blog - Monday

We should have declawed it a long time ago.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

"No news following closed door talk on employee drug test failure"

Alderman Sandy Weidner
From The Journal

October 29, 2015 7:26 pm  • 

"RACINE — A city committee gathered this week to discuss concerns raised about pre-employment drug screenings and the city’s hiring process.But the closed door meeting appears to have yielded no tangible action or insight into the issue.

"Alderman Sandy Weidner initially brought the concern to the Finance and Personnel Committee about two weeks ago after receiving what appeared to be information showing a current city employee had failed a pre-employment drug test.

"Weidner said she, and reportedly others, had been anonymously mailed the results of the failed drug test.

"Weidner said her main concern was that if the information she received was accurate, aldermen had been asked to approve an appointment that flew in the face of the city’s pre-employment policies"

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If the people at City Hall are on drugs, that explains a lot.

"Furious Chicago man forces stranger to apologize to his wife for making a 'sexually rude comment' to her outside a supermarket"

From LiveLeak:

"According to the videographer-'My wife and I are walking to our car at a Jewel parking lot. This guy passes by in his car and made a sexually rude comment to my wife. I caught up to him and 3 of his guys. He was scared shitless. Hope this 12 second clip makes these assholes out there realize that not everyone puts up with bull shit.'"


Chivalry is nor dead, but he might be if he reacts that way to the wrong person.

"Oh Shit!"

From LiveLeak:

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