Friday, January 20, 2017

Four for Fridays!

I can not believe how fast the week has gone by. I hope that everyone is doing good. Drew has not been able to get out to do to much birding with the change in the weather lately. It is either to cold to get out or to foggy outside. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Here are your questions.

1) Do you follow the NFL football?

2) Have you ever been to a football game?

3) Who is your favorite football team?

4) Do you think the Green Bay Packers will make it to the Superbowl this year?

Open Blog - Friday

And kiss you!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Talking Racine - Asking For Open Records"

"Police say actions justified in dog shooting"

From The Journal

"RACINE — The police shooting of a dog during a search warrant operation late last year was justified, according to a Racine Police Department administrative review.

"Released to The Journal Times on Wednesday evening, the findings of the review also found that the actions taken by police did not violate department policies, Racine Police Chief Art Howell stated.

"Police reviewed the Nov. 30 incident, which occurred at a residence in the 2000 block of Kearney Avenue, after the dog’s owner, Sara Harmon, reached out to The Journal Times, saying police shot her dog, a 2-year-old English bulldog named Sugar, for 'no reason.'

"'On a personal level, as a dog owner, I have compassion and empathy for anyone who has known the trauma of losing a pet,' Howell wrote in an email Wednesday. 'As tragic as the outcome was in this case, the review process revealed no wrongdoing or malice in the actions taken.'

Read more:

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Open Blog - Thursday

Where's my balloon?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my Post Toasties and Kellogg's Corn Flakes!  How are you?  Enjoying this climate change induced weather?  When it snows a foot in July, maybe then the disbelievers will admit they're wrong.  Actually, by the time that the big shot powers-that-be admit anything, it'll be too late.  Glub, blub, blub.  If a scientist told one of those people that he or she was damaged and needed immediate attention, they'd run to the Emergency Room.  So how come those same people disbelieve the scientists on global warming?  Because it interferes with the big shots' plans to drain the Earth of all its oil, gas, and coal.  Really.  The days of Big Oil are numbered anyway.  These guys should be working on alternative energy sources before the hammer comes down on oil.  Do you remember how in the 1960's people laughed at Japanese and other foreign produced vehicles?  Who's laughing now?  The utter idiocy of some people baffles me.  They can't think past the end of their noses.  If you call them on it, they'll fight to the end to maintain their idiocy.  In their world, you're either one thing or the other.  No in between.  There's no gray and no compromise.  Personally, I want to say f*ck them.  Goddamned knob shines who are more interested in some stinking TV show than their own lives.  I guess maybe because their lives are so boring?

Aaron Rodgers and the boys nuked the Dallas Cowboys.  Next, they take on the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday at 3 pm.  The wonderful Green Bay Packers have been on fire for weeks now, often winning in the last few seconds of the games.  I feel more comfortable with a little more margin, but these guys must know what they're doing. Dare we start thinking about the Super Bowl?

"Ringling Bros. Circus to Close After 146 Years"

Oh my.  What a shame that future generations won't be able to experience the circus.  Maybe a circus exists elsewhere? In Europe, perhaps, or south of us.  I haven't gone to the circus for awhile, but I pray there's some way to save this one.

And, of course, "circus" makes me think of Racine City Hall.  Ringmaster Lying John has blubbered consistently that Machinery Row and the arena WILL be built, even if he has to do it himself.  Why is it so hard for him to hear his constituents?  Why, in a democracy, is he constantly ramming poop down our throats?  Madame Zoltar has placed the Official Zoltar Curse™ on you.  When's the next election so we can get rid of this bum?  Better yet, why doesn't someone catch him with his hand in the cookie jar?  Then we could dump him right away.

Finally: Trump.  We're doomed.

Thank you, lads and lassies, for visiting my blog today and giving it a read.  I love all of my readers.  I hope you have a great week ahead.  I hope your whole life is great.

What are the most lies that lying John has told in a day?  Ask

 We're supposed to remain in the 30's and 40's for the rest of the week.  That's fine by me.  I just hate the subzero temperatures that are normally part of January.  Come back, sun.  We need you.  Just like I need the JT Irregulars.  I love you all.  Take care of yourselves.

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Open Blog - Wednesday

Four pussycats to wish you well on Wednesday.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Open Blog - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

No mail delivery today.  Banks, I don't know about.

MLK was one of those people who could electrify a crowd.

Sunday, January 15, 2017


From Racine County Corruption:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Kurt Hanson and his dog  "Angel ".
Compliments of the City of Racine Militarized Police.
On the average day, about 25 dogs are shot by law enforcement in the USA.
In many of these shootings, cops kill dogs because of poor training. But some of these dog killing cops are just plain THUGS.

There are no natural instincts in mankind that prompts humans to shoot dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend? RIGHT ?
Shooting dogs is not a normal knee jerk reaction. We at RCC refer to most of these cop shooting “instincts” as aggression and/or cowardice.

Who wants a cop that is an asshole, or a coward?  Nobody I know.
Wearing a badge doesn’t excuse derelict and egregious conduct.  Cops must be held under the same or higher standards of conduct by the District Attorney's office just as common citizens are investigated.  Citizens are heavily scrutinized when they discharge a weapon or kill a dog in our county, but law enforcement gets a get out out jail free card. 

Below is the past responses from the Racine County District Attorney'' office every time a dog is killed by law enforcement. 

Federal Court rulings affirm the following:
Federal sister Court’s have already concluded that, “‘the use of deadly force against a household pet is reasonable only if the pet poses an [imminent] danger and the use of force is unavoidable.’” Robinson v. Pezzat, 818 F.3d 1, 7 (D.C. Cir. 2016) (quoting Viilo v. Eyre, 547 F.3d 707, 710 (7th Cir. 2008) (holding that the unreasonable killing of a companion dog constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment). See also Mayfield v. Bethards, 826 F.3d 1252, 1256 (10th Cir. 2016) (holding that killing a dog constitutes a violation of the dog owner’s Fourth Amendment rights absent a warrant or some exception to the warrant requirement); Carroll v. Cty. of Monroe, 712 F.3d 649, 651 (2d Cir. 2013) (holding that the unreasonable killing of a companion animal constitutes an unconstitutional seizure of personal property under the Fourth Amendment); Hells Angels, 402 F.3d at 975−78 (holding that the killing of guard dogs was unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment where “the officers were not presented with exigent circumstances that necessitated killing the dogs”); Brown v. Muhlenberg Twp., 269 F.3d 205, 211 (3d Cir. 2001) (same); cf. Altman v. City of High Point, 330 F.3d 194, 204−05 (4th Cir. 2003) (holding that privately owned dogs were effects subject to the protections of the Fourth Amendment but officers’ actions of shooting and killing the dog were objectively reasonable).

In our own community of Racine County, we only have to look at the November 1, 2014 incident where City of Racine Police arrived at a calm scene regarding dog poop. A calm scene that due to poor investigative techniques and mistakes by RPD, was escalated into a militaized police incident, executing a friendly dog named Angel as it walked in its own front yard.

You may read more here:
And as in 2014, "the Gales of November Came Early" in late November of 2016 with another Racine County dog execution incident during an executed no knock search warrant.  A two year old english bulldog dog named "Sugar" was executed in her own home for doing what dogs do. Joseph and Sara Harmon of the 2000 block of Kearney Ave stated the following: 
"Police reportedly told the family that it is protocol to kill the dog during the search warrant, and that was all of the information the family was reportedly given" according to the Racine Journal Times.

We at RCC plan to file Wisconsin Public Records Request regarding the above incident and will keep our readers informed of our progress.
In Milwaukee County, their communities problems regarding cops killing dogs are even larger, to include ricocheting bullets that injure humans.
We know of no animal more dangerous than humans, and that includes bad cops.
In our research at RCC, no uniformed law enforcement officer in the United States while on duty has ever been killed by a dog, that’s right –NONE.

By  cows?   Yes       By horses ? Yes
A few in law enforcement have even succumbed to death from wasps, hornets and bee stings.
But none by dogs- that’s right-  ZERO deaths attributed to dogs

So why do so many cops hate citizens dogs?
2014 Law Enforcement statistics:
Line of Duty Deaths: 146
In recent years, there have been so many deadly encounters by law enforcement that two states,
Colorado and Texas have imposed laws requiring mandatory canine-encounter training for all law enforcement officers.

On an average year,  U.S. mail carriers report around 6,000 dog bites a year. This number doesn’t include total yearly incidents of dog contacts, which is in the millions of incidents per year.  And yet, you don’t see post office employees going postal and killing hundreds of dogs a year as law enforcement does. 

We have theories here at RCC, the theories being that many cops kill dogs because the cops are either cowards, thugs or enforcers that kill dogs to punish the owners.

What's your theory?
In the meantime.......
 Wisconsin should embrace mandatory training for law enforcement regarding canine encounters and expand the use of “less than deadly force” training and tools.

Both our community and law enforcement will benefit from such training mandates.
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