Saturday, September 16, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Four for Fridays!

Good morning to all of you. I hope you are enjoying this really nice weather we are having. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy it with friends and family. Here are your questions for this week.

1) Would you consider yourself a football widow or widower?

2) Do you have a favorite football team?

3) Do you have a fantasy football team?

4) Have you ever picked football teams with friends or family?

Have a great weekend and I hope you are able to get out and enjoy it!

Open Blog - Friday

I say happy Friday to all plants and animals, too.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"In Racine, Police more likely to request criminal charges for pot possession"

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"RACINE — It’s a June evening and a Racine police officer spies a suspiciously parked vehicle on Roosevelt Avenue.

"Approaching the car, he sees a 27-year-old man sitting in the driver’s seat smoking what appears to be a joint. A few minutes later, after recovering 1.4 grams of marijuana, he issues the man a municipal citation.

"Six months later, another Racine police officer conducts a traffic stop near Racine and 13th streets. The male officer calls for a female officer to search the 25-year-old driver. Before that female officer arrives, the young woman behind the wheel confesses to having two small 'baggies' of marijuana in her pocket, a total of 1.7 grams of pot.

"This time, instead of issuing the offender a citation, the officer writes up a report requesting that she be charged with the criminal offense of misdemeanor marijuana possession, a state charge.

"Racine ostensibly decriminalized the possession of marijuana for personal use in 1990 when it created a local ordinance making possession of 25 grams or fewer of the substance a forfeiture.

"A Journal Times review of minor marijuana possession cases handled by Racine police in 2016, however, found that officers were more than twice as likely to request criminal charges for offenders found with 25 grams of marijuana or less, than they were to issue citations."

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Fuck marijuana laws.  Alcohol has killed millions.  Pot = none. 

Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Any day is better with Betty Boop in it.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, JT Irregulars!  How are you?  Hasn't the weather been just perfect?  Beautiful day after beautiful day.  It kind of makes me feel guilty because of all the devastation caused down south by hurricanes and tropical storms.  I guess that if this is climate change, so far I like it.

In regard to those storms in the south, I pray that things improve soon.  There are tens of thousands of people without power.  And, of course, there's all the flooding.  I watched the video that Mr. OrbsCorbs posted about looting:  I must say that I hold the looters in the same regard as murderers and child molesters.  Given the slightest opportunity, certain elements of our society immediately revert to criminal behavior.  So much for civilization.

Hey, hey!  Our Green Bay Packers won their first season opening game. Next up is Atlanta, Sept. 17, 8:30 PM.  Cream them, please.

As for the Irregular Football League:

Life is good at the top.

Kenosha has dropped out of the running for the new Foxconn facility.  That gives me even further pause about the project.  It's "too good to be true" and too expensive.  Gateway better set up a campus immediately next door to Foxconn.  There's no bullshitting manufacturers about skills, so you better learn them.  If Foxconn goes through, it will draw from Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Cook counties.  It will be closer to the interstate rather than further.  You'll need dependable wheels.  Maybe the bus will provide a Ryde.

Sorry to be so cynical, but the people of Racine also have to fight off he idiot officials who want to build an "events center"and hotel on Lake Ave.  And I suspect that it will be built, and become another huge white elephant for Racine.  And once it's discovered that it's a big money pit, no one will accept responsibility for the building.  In a few years, we'll have to knock it down because no one goes there and maintenance has been deferred.  And so it goes.

Kim-yung-hung-dung keeps threatening us.  Again, I urge Mr. Trump to drop another of those "mother of all bombs" on Pyonglongdong.  And if he shoots any missiles at us or our allies, shoot it down and then deliver ten times the missile's destructive power to North Korea.  Either that, or a Royal Rumble cage match between Kim-yung-hung-dung and Trump.  My money is on the biggest clown.

Thank you for reading my blog this week.  If you see Mr. OrbsCorbs anywhere this week, be nice to him.  They're redoing his attic and then roofing it.  The noise has been incredible..  They're expected to go at it again today.

Enjoy the weather if you can.  Already a lot of trees are turning color.  Catch the show while you can.  It's so foggy now that you can't see anything.  It will clear.  Have a good week.
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"Clown Jewels"

From the Shepherd Express:

16 hours ago

I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, as right-wing cracker-jackanape jackboots goose-step inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and thereabouts, I’ve decided it would be more patriotic of me to forgo whipping out a bombastic blowhard essay and instead patronize an Americanly small business whose customer service cannot be cheaply outsourced to some godforsaken outpost outside the Lower 48, what the fock.

So I’m off to the Uptowner tavern/charm school majestically crammed onto the corner of wistfully hysteric Humboldt Boulevard and the fabled Center Street. Tag along if you like, but you cover the first round. Let’s get going.

Little Jimmy Iodine: All I’m saying is that if I owned a major league team, as part of my 9/11 hoopla I would’ve hauled out a handcuffed, naked Dick Cheney and had him waterboarded at home plate following the top half of the seventh inning.

Emil: God bless America. This 9/11, there’s got to be a bright side to it somewheres, ain’a?

Julius: Such as?

Emil: Cripes, like maybe if you were a guy and that was your wedding anniversary, it would be easier to remember it.

Herbie: I can buy that. Association. Whenever the anniversary of a disaster tragedy rolls around, like your Pearl Harbor, your Hiroshima, your Hurricane Katrina, the dark day I got focking married springs to my mind right off the bat.

Ray: The association—that’s how I remember things, too. Like whenever I see the bartender come down to this end of the bar, I remember it’s time to have another focking cocktail.

Ernie: There’s the disasters you can bring on by mistakes you don’t even know you’re making and there’s disasters that happen no matter what you do. Like these asteroids flying around outer space. I read in the papers that it wouldn’t matter what side of the bed you got out of in the morning, a space rock the size of about three football fields across would wipe out everything and everyone in a space the size of New focking Jersey. The Sopranos, Atlantic City, chemical dumps, Bruce Springsteen, on-the-take goombah politicians—bada bing! bada boom!—all gone in a New York second on account of Mother Nature got up on the wrong side of the bed that day.

Emil: Im-focking-possible ’cause Mother Nature’s got nothing to do with outer space stuff.

Julius: The hell. Listen Einstein, we the sapien Homo and the rest of the life on this planet all got its beginnings in outer space, so shut the fock up if you’re going to talk like a sausage out of your anus.

Ray: Speaking of “talking out of your anus...”

Little Jimmy Iodine: Hey, Artie! Over here. Put a load on your keister.

Art: Hey gents. What do you hear, what do you know.

Julius: I hear that the Republicans are champing at the bit for big-ass tax cuts except for the mom-and-pop regular Joes struggling to maintain a pot to pee in—tax cuts only for the fat-cat uber-rich assholes who bankroll the campaigns of congressional Tea Party types to destroy truth, justice and the American way.

Herbie: Remember when they had that idea of an “ownership society,” which means Congress Republicans and their donor pals own all the money and all the power, and the rest of us baboons own a one-way ticket to Palooka-focking-ville

Art: I got to tell you’s guys before I forget about this documentary I saw on TV called “Superheroes,” where everyday guys and gals who act like they’re Batman go out to fight crime.

Little Jimmy Iodine: I’ve been out of touch with that stuff, but I heard Superman and Lois Lane finally got married, didn’t they? I always wondered if they ever got around to having any kids. I mean, how the heck do you breast-feed a baby with the superhuman power of suck?

Emil: I’d like to know how the hell they ever got a marriage license in the first place. The guy was from another focking planet for crying out loud. Wouldn’t you think there’d be some kind of law or an amendment against that kind of thing? For christ sakes, an Earth woman having a connubial relationship of a conjugal nature with a creature from outer focking space—a creature prone to wearing colorful leotards and a cape in public?

Herbie: That’s a difficult question. I think it may be focking fair to consider anyone from outer space to be of another species. While to carry on a relationship of an intimate nature with a member of another species may be perfectly acceptable onstage at select entertainment venues just south of the Texas border, I don’t think an inter-species life-partnering union would play in Peoria, nor with the Christian right nutbags who helped put Trumpel-thinskin in the White House.

Ernie: No shit, ’cause I’ll bet you a buck two-eighty Superman was a Democrat.

Emil: How do you figure that?

Ernie: Because numbnuts, he was always helping and saving people no matter how much money they made.

(Hey, it’s getting late and I know you got to go, but thanks for letting us bend your ear, ’cause I’m Art Kumbalek and I told you so.)

Open Blog - Wednesday

Here comes autumn.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"People Rescue Air Jordans from Foot Locker During Hurricane Irma 😂"

"Kenosha drops out of hunt for Foxconn flat screen factory"

The Taiwanese firm Foxconn plans to built a $10 billion plant in suotheastern Wisconsin in exchange for up to $3 billion state incentives.(Photo: Kin Cheung, Associated Press)

"The City of Kenosha is dropping its bid for an up to $10 billion flat screen factory, leaving Racine County as the most likely site for a Taiwanese company's plant that could   eventually employ thousands. 

"News emerged Friday that the Foxconn Technology Group is in final negotiations with officials in Racine County about locating the liquid crystal display plant there, which might eventually house up to 13,000 workers.

"The latest news about Kenosha could strengthen the hand of Racine County officials in their talks with the company. But the disclosure could also complicate the efforts of both the company and local officials as they seek to sign on holdout  property owners and ensure providing a huge tract of land for the plant. 

"On Monday, Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian wrote Gov. Scott Walker to say that his city could not pursue the project without further changes to state law. In the letter obtained by the Journal Sentinel, Antaramian wrote that the legislation being voted on Tuesday by the state Senate didn't do enough to clear the way for the potential project in Kenosha County.

"'Based upon the current status of the legislative bill which addresses the project, the city of Kenosha regrets that we will not be able to support this development in our community,' Antaramian wrote. 'We wish you, the state and Foxconn all the best in finding reasonable resolutions to all of the issues surrounding this project.'"

"Is hurricane looting inevitable?"

They're all victims.

Open Blog - Tuesday

And then you're in trouble.

Monday, September 11, 2017

"Brazil probes possible killings of ‘uncontacted’ tribe"

 "SAO PAULO — Brazilian prosecutors are investigating reports that gold prospectors may have killed members of a so-called uncontacted tribe in the Amazon.

"Brazil’s National Indian Foundation asked prosecutors to look into the matter after prospectors were heard discussing an attack on indigenous people who live in the Javari Valley near the border with Peru. The foundation said in a statement Monday that some prospectors have been detained for questioning, but they have not confirmed any deaths.

"Federal prosecutors confirm that they have opened an investigation, but haven’t given any details.

"Survival International says the area is home to more uncontacted tribes than anywhere else on Earth. Isolated peoples are particularly vulnerable and indigenous groups in Brazil in general have complained that their way of life is increasingly under threat from land conflicts.

"Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."

Welcome to 'civilization.'

"100 Women: ‘I dye my hair brown to be taken more seriously at work’"

11 September 2017 
From the section Magazine
Eileen Carey    
"A Silicon Valley CEO reveals her secret to getting ahead in business - dyeing her blonde hair brown, and ditching her heels and contact lenses.

"Eileen Carey is a successful CEO, in her early 30s, with glasses and brown hair.

"But she didn't always look the way she does now.

"'The first time I dyed my hair was actually due to advice I was given by a woman in venture capital,' she says.

"Carey was told that the investors she was pitching to would feel more comfortable dealing with a brunette, rather than a blonde woman.

"'I was told for this raise [of funds], that it would be to my benefit to dye my hair brown because there was a stronger pattern recognition of brunette women CEOs,' she explains.

"Pattern recognition is a theory which suggests people look for familiar experiences - or people - which in turn can make them feel more comfortable with the perceived risks they are taking.
When she had blonde hair, Eileen says she was likened to Elizabeth Holmes, whose company Theranos has been through a lot of controversy.

"'Being a brunette helps me to look a bit older and I needed that, I felt, in order to be taken seriously,' Carey says."

Eileen Carey used to have blonde hair and wear contact lenses

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We Will Not Forget

American TelePsychiatry

This is where I went this morning to talk with my new shrink.  It's in Kenosha.  They have a Racine office, but it's "not set up" to deal with Medicare.  Interestingly, the shrink I ended up talking to (via closed circuit TV) was in Racine.  I like him very much.  He had very little to say.  That's one of the main reasons I like him.  I see him again in December.

Open Blog - Monday

I'm seeing spots before my eyes.