Saturday, May 14, 2016

More Time Warner Cable wars...

TWC was supposed to be here today between 3 pm and 4 pm to replace my modem, or whatever is screwing up my telephone service. 

They never showed.

About five minutes after 4 pm, I received a call from TWC saying that my appointment has been rescheduled for tomorrow. 

"Who rescheduled it?" I asked.

"I don't know," the rep said.

I told them to fuck it.  How do I know I wouldn't be waiting more hours tomorrow for a no-show?

TWC sucks in every possible way.  I'm gonna take a hard look at what Ma Bell has to offer.  I'm tired of being shit on by TWC.

"A scammer's response to the Dodge County sheriff? Priceless"

From JSOnline:

By Jesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel

"A scammer claiming to be from the IRS folded like laundry on Thursday when he received a call back from an unexpected recipient: the Dodge County sheriff.

"On Thursday morning, Dale Schmidt received this message on his personal cell phone: 'Hello, this call is officially a final notice from the Internal Revenue Service. The reason of this call is to inform you the IRS is filing lawsuit against you. To get more information about this case file please call immediately on our department number (605) 291-6542. Thank you.'

"According to the Sheriff's Office, when Schmidt called the number back, a woman answered, 'Internal Revenue Service.' When the sheriff asked if there was a way to verify that the call was coming from the IRS, the woman responded, 'It is not our job to verify who we are.' Then she hung up.

"Schmidt called back.

"This time a man answered the phone, and the rest is, well, priceless."

Read more:

Ha-ha-ha!  I've received such a call.  I knew it was a scam and I kept trying to interrupt the scammer's spiel, but he wouldn't let me.  So I listened to the whole thing and then told him I would not be sending them any money. 

"Why not?" asked the scammer.

"Because it's a scam," I said.

"How do you know it's a scam?" he asked. "Are you the police?"

"No," I said, "Secret Service."

Click.  Bzzzzzzzz...


"Kraut Queen Contestants Needed"

From Racine County Eye:

By Heather Asiyanbi in Community · May 14, 2016 · No comments

"What is a Kraut Fest without a Kraut Queen? The 2016 event is in very real danger of not having a queen to crown unless interested candidates come forward in the next couple of weeks.

"Organizers say they’ve only received two applications for princesses but not a single application for queen.

"'It’s not a beauty contest and no eating of Kraut required!' Joint Parks Director Jim Svoboda told Racine County Eye.

"The Kraut Queen and Kraut Princess are long-held, beloved traditions associated with Kraut Fest, scheduled from June 16 – 19, 2016, at the Caledonia and Mount Pleasant Memorial Park.

"Application deadline has been extended until June 1. Click here for the princess application and here for the queen application."

What about a Kraut King and Kraut Prince?  This is discrimination unless they let men apply to be Kraut Queen.  I know a few queens myself.  One lives just down the hall from me.  He's as funny as Charles Nelson Reilly.


Open Blog - Weekend

Forget cutting the grass. Take it easy, instead.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The war drags on...

Someone goes out of her way to maim the site by deleting hundreds of blogs, posts a declaration that we are fools who stabbed her in the back and she has cut herself free from us, and then complains that the site has been "usurped" from her.  YOU cut the cord, no one else, so stop your whining.

Btw, anyone can comment on the site now.  No more of your games trying to control who can and cannot post on the site.  Freedom has been restored to the JTI.   

"Astronomical Society hosts open house at observatory"

From The Journal

Credit - Paul Smith

"YORKVILLE — The Racine Astronomical Society will hold an open house from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Modine-Benstead Observatory, 112 63rd Drive (Highway A and 63rd Drive).

"Weather permitting, the observatory will be open to view planets, star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and the moon.

"For more information or if the weather looks marginal, call the observatory at 262-878-2774 or go to"

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Unclaimed Property Site

Go there and search the database by name.  I know one guy who was alerted to unclaimed property in his deceased parents' name by his ex-sister-in-law.  He checked the site,  Sure enough, there was money there from his father's life insurance company: $3,200.  He put in a claim.  There was a lot of waiting.  A couple of times, the Department of Revenue requested additional information and/or documentation.  He checked the status of his claim on the website regularly. He waited and waited.  Finally, a little more than three months after he first put in a claim, the Department of Revenue approved his claim.

Talk about free money...

Open Blog - Friday

Be careful out there!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Harley Rider

From OKIE:

A Harley Biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage.  Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.  A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.'

The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really.  The lion was behind bars.  I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.'

The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed.  I'm a journalist, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page.  So, what do you do for a living, and what political affiliation do you have?'

The biker replies "I'm a U.S. Marine, and a Republican."

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:


...... and THAT pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news these days.

Open Blog - Wednesday

Hugs can cure all sorts of things.