Saturday, October 7, 2017

"Affidavit: Patient stabbed psychiatrist more than 160 times"

"WICHITA, Kan. - A slain Kansas psychiatrist was stabbed more than 160 times at his clinic in Wichita last month, according to a newly released arrest affidavit for a patient charged in the attack.

"Umar Dutt, 21, is jailed on $1 million bond on charges of first-degree murder in Dr. Achutha Reddy's Sept. 13 killing at his Holistic Psychiatry Services clinic."

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After fighting for two weeks to get a prescription filled that I used to take regularly, and still not getting it, I'm beginning to have some thoughts . . .  Why do they lie and say I have no appointment scheduled?  When I tell then the exact time of my appointment, they say I haven,'t seen this healthcare provider before.  When I give them that time and date, they say it's "someone else's" fault.  Who?  God only knows.

When I was a kid and someone screwed up, that person was sought out in order to prevent future screw-ups.  We no longer do that.  There are a million things now that are "nobody's" fault.  Dysfunction reigns supreme while daily life becomes more and more of a chore.  If you don't like it, too bad.  It's the wave of the future.

Open Blog - Weekend

Check out some trees turning color.

Friday, October 6, 2017

"WiGWAG: Ric Flair's excess, Kathy Griffin's neighbor, and more"

From the Wisconsin Gazette:

News with a twist


He deserves a break
Filming a documentary for ESPN’s 30 for 30, WWE star “Nature Boy” Ric Flair said he’s slept with around 10,000 women. He’s also confessed to consuming about 20 alcoholic beverages per day during his wrestling career. And he’s been struck by lightning. But after four divorces, the 68-year-old says he’s changed his ways and become a “one-woman guy” since meeting his fiancée Wendy Barlow.

No longer matters

The Chicago home that was used for the exterior shots of the popular ’90s sitcom Family Matters will be demolished to make way for a three-unit residence in the city’s posh Lincoln Park neighborhood.

‘Mad Pooper’ on the runs

Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is interrupting her runs to defecate in public. Cathy Budde says she was first alerted to the woman — whom she’s dubbed “the Mad Pooper” — by her children, who caught the jogger in the act. Even after apologizing to Budde, the runner has left something behind at least once a week for seven weeks. Police have asked Budde to take pictures of the woman so they can try to identify her.. And the makers of Charmin recently announced that if the Mad Pooper would turn herself in, they’d give her a year’s supply of TP — for use at home.

With friends like this …

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, wanted U.S. Sen. John McCain to be recalled while undergoing treatment for brain cancer so Republicans could replace him with someone who supported the party’s most recent failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. The sympathetic Gohmert went on to say that he was concerned about McCain’s health. “Stress is a real inhibitor to getting over cancer,” Gohmert told Fox & Friends. “I think Arizona could help him, and us. Recall him, let him fight successfully this terrible cancer, and let’s get someone in here who will keep the word he gave last year.”

Trust in artificial intelligence

A recent survey finds millennial parents of Generation Alpha kids less nervous about their kids riding alone in self-driving cars than their kids driving alone. They also say if their kids want a robot pet, they would be likely to get one instead of a real pet. And, about 63 percent say they’d rather have artificial intelligence help them live independently than rely on their kids in their golden years. The survey results come from IEEE, an international technical professional organization.

Sweet news

Among the hoax stories circulating in late September was a report from Breaking News 365 that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups would be discontinued in October, just before Halloween. Not true, says Hershey’s, which makes the sweet and salty treat. A company statement said, “The only people removing Reese’s products from shelves are consumers, who are taking them home to eat.”

Un-neighborly conduct

As CEO of the homebuilding company KB Home, Jeffrey Mezger might be one of the most powerful people in real estate. But that doesn’t give him license to hurl out-of-control slurs and threats of gay bashing at his neighbors. The board of his company slashed his bonus by 25 percent after he went on a rough, anti-gay tirade against his neighbor Kathy Griffin after she and her partner reported a noise disturbance coming from his home. The scene was captured on a security camera. Next time, the board warned, he’s out.

Bad karma

Young Living Essential Oils must pay a $500,000 fine, $135,000 in restitution, and make a $125,000 community service grant for the conservation of protected species of plants used in its essential oils. The Utah-based company was sentenced for Lacey Act and Endangered Species Act violations.

Ig Nobel discoveries

Harvard University recently hosted the 27th annual Ig Nobel awards for absurd scientific achievement. James Heathcoat won the anatomy prize for his research on why old men have big ears. The biology prize went to a team from Japan, Brazil and Switzerland for their discovery of a female penis and male vagina in a cave insect. A team of French researchers won the medicine prize for using brain-scanning technology to measure aversions to cheese. Researchers from Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom won the cognition prize for demonstrating that many identical twins visually cannot tell themselves apart. The winners received “$10 trillion cash prizes in virtually worthless Zimbabwean money.”

Selecting a name

Officials in Brookline, Massachusetts, are expected to decide in November whether to rename the town’s governing board — from the “board of selectmen” to the “board of selectwomen.” Selectwomen would apply, regardless of the gender of the board members, say advocates of the change. A second option would be to change the name to the board of selectpeople.


Four for Fridays!

Hello how is everyone doing on the nice cold wet morning. I know one thing I would rather have the wet rain then the nasty snow. I hope everyone has been enjoying the nice weather we been having. Here are your questions for this week.

1) Have you ever made gifts for your friends and family?

2) What kind of gifts have you made for them?

3) Have you ever bought gifts for your friends and family from garage sales?

4) Have you ever bought gifts for your friends and family from thrift stores?

I hope you have a nice weekend!

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Best wishes!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

"Foxconn's impact on Wisconsin will be closely watched by environmentalists"

Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 4:41 p.m. CT Oct. 4, 2017 | Updated 3:07 p.m. CT Oct. 5, 2017 

STURTEVANT - Foxconn Technology Group identified the site for a massive electronics plant in Racine County on Wednesday but provided few other details, prompting environmental groups to continue to raise questions about the impact a 20 million-square-foot facility might pose on natural resources.

The groups said they will monitor how the Taiwan-based company’s sprawling plant will conform with the regulation of Great Lakes water; the amount of pollution the plant will discharge; and the impact on wetlands at a site in the Village of Mount Pleasant.

The factory is targeted for the far southwest corner of the village on nearly 1,200 acres, bounded largely by I-94 on the west, Highway KR on the south, Highway H on the east and Braun Road on the north.

Racine County officials also disclosed on Wednesday that Foxconn plans to acquire more than twice that acreage for future development, creating a far larger footprint over time.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, ladies and gentlemen.  How are you?  I hope that you're feeling well.  I'm feeling OK.  The weather continues to be delightful.  Soon, though, will come the bite of winter.  Take it one day at a time, and everything will be fine.

The Packers just keep beating every other team.  This Sunday they start at 4: 30 pm. at Dallas.  Make them cry, boys.

 Here's the standings from the Irregular Football League:

Things don't seem to move much on that board.

Now, about the Las Vegas mass murders, it's difficult for me to even gather my thoughts  What makes someone act out like that?  He planned the attack.  He was the Angel of Death, randomly firing into the crowd below.  It was some sort of automatic weapon or a semi-automatic made to fire fast.  He killed so many and injured a catastrophic number.  So now life has changed for many, many people.

What the hell is the matter with these bloodsuckers?  They suddenly jump out at you and attempt to attach themselves to you.  Nice work if you can get it.

I'm sure that you heard about Tom Petty.  He was the same age as Mr. OrbsCorbs.  Que spooky music.  Let's dance my last dance  Everybody jump up and down for a minute.  There you go.  This dance will sweep the nation.

Thanks for stopping by to talk a little bit.

 Get out and enjoy this weather.  Soon enough, we'll see the s-word.  No, no, no.
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"Foxconn factory to be built in Mount Pleasant; announcement set for Wednesday morning"

(Photo: Dreamstime/TNS)
"Over the summer, representatives of Pitts Brothers & Associates, a Kenosha-based real estate firm, began approaching property owners in that slice of southwestern Mount Pleasant, seeking options to buy their land. Some owners signed up quickly, while others held back. 

"Now, it appears the brokers have put together a critical mass of property, paving the way for Wednesday's scheduled announcement.

"Still unknown is just how much land will be dedicated to Foxconn, and possibly for supplier plants that could locate nearby.

"The bloc where Pitts Brothers has sought options contains more than 2,000 acres bounded by Highway 11 on the north, I-94 on the west, Highway KR on the south, and Highway H on the east. A two-lane road, Braun Road, divides the bloc into roughly equal sections of a little more than 1,000 acres each. The northern section includes about 80 acres in Sturtevant.

"In recent weeks, the area has seen a flurry of pre-construction activity — helicopters and drones conducting aerial surveys, drills boring into the soil for samples at multiple points, and crews flagging wetlands.

"Just last week, workers from Nielsen Madsen + Barber, a civil engineering and surveying firm in Racine, spent two days identifying wetlands on one property, a landowner said. After that, he said, a crew from the state Department of Natural Resources came to check the surveying company's work."

Open Blog - Wednesday

Roll out the red carpet for yourself.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"God’s Footstool"

From the Shepherd Express:

by   October 3, 2017  3:03 PM

I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, just got the news that the great Tom Petty is now learning to fly with angel wings at the same exact age as a certain gab-about who more than likely shows up on this back page of the Shepherd. I better sit back and relax, what the fock.

But first, I need to get ahold of O.J. now that he’s sprung from the hoosegow so’s that maybe he can help me find the Milwaukee lion that no one has discovered yet. I’ve heard he’s supposed to be good at that kind of thing, I kid you not.

And speaking of discovery, I found out that Columbus Day falls on Monday, Oct. 9 this year. Cripes, that day always gets moved around like it’s an Easter Sunday or something. I do enjoy the day, however, for the simple fact that I cannot receive any goddamn overdue bills in the mail, which then forces me to piss away a lot of time concocting the excuses for why I still can’t come up with the dough.

I also recently discovered that sanity in a state government is still possible in this day and rage. This, from Salon:

“…the Republican governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, just made a startling move in bucking the religious right. Thursday, Rauner signed a law written by Democratic legislators that allows the state’s insurance programs, including Medicaid, to cover abortion. It also ended the state’s ‘trigger law,’ which would have banned abortion if Roe v. Wade were ever overturned by the Supreme Court.”

Praise be. This kind of reminds me of a plank of my speech that I was ready to deliver at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Phila-focking-delphia except I wasn’t invited. My speech was to go something like this:

“About this right-to-life argument that goes: ‘How can we do the condoning of abortion? Block the pregnancy from going the whole nine yards, and how do you know you aren’t denying the world the next Albert Einstein, the next Duke Snider, the next Clarence Birdseye?’ To that I say, what the fock. For argument’s sake, with the abortion, how do you know we’re not sparing the world the next Ivan the Terrible, the next Charlie focking Manson, the next Ryan Seacrest?

“And another thing everybody’s yelling about is the pinpoint time of when life gets out of the gates. Is it one month pregnant or three? After six weeks or two, or right off the bat at the conception reception? Just where the heck’s this line of the marcation anyways, ain’a?

“To argue right-to-life, you’d have to say ‘life’ begins even before the inception of the act of the womb inflation. It begins soon’s you get the nerve up at the cocktail lounge and say, ‘Howdy, good-looking, you come here often or would you rather come over by my place?’ If this member of a sex suggests a long walk off a short gangplank, I’d say we’d have a right-to-life violation.

“And think of the ramification of a right-to-life law here in our land of liberty. Any focking thing that would interfere or otherwise kibosh the mating ordeal of bodies together that would climax with life creation would be against that law. The word ‘no’ would be unlawful. There could be no more bar-time closings (in every cloud…). No contraceptives of any kind, including cold showers. Headaches—outlawed.

“Cripes, I can hear lawyers drooling even as I speak. A right-to-life law would increase their already legendary right-to-lucre. There’d have to be a courthouse on every block. Not doing the mating when called upon would be, judicially, murder; and murderers are capitally punished to death. Are you going to want to fry in the chair just for being too focking tired? I think not. Every man, woman and child who turned down the hootchie-cootchie would be cruising death row, and what kind of right-to-life would that be?

“Each and every one of us Americans would end up executed at some point in time. There’d be none of us left, and that’s just the kind of opening the world’s remaining Commies are looking for to march right in and set up their Red-herring shop here from sea to shining sea.

“In conclusion, about this pro-choice vs. no-choice: We got a focking law in this land to cover that subject. The law says something sort of like a ‘lady’s right to control the destiny of her own focking body, hey, focking A-OK.’ And that’s still backed up by the Supreme Court, as in the United States Supreme Court, Jack.

“So if these focking Bible-belting bozos and their ilk got a bug up their beatific butts about that, they’re welcome to leave the Amber Waves and go live in some focking country of women-hating religious nuts who put the woman on par with the dirt de la chattel of no-rights—and they’ll have a hundred-times more choice than they’re willing to allow their own fellow citizens. What the fock, I’ll even make travel arrangements courtesy of President Art Kumbalek, ’cause I’m, Art Kumbalek and I told you so.”



Another one bites the dust.  I'm getting freaked out at all of the performers that I like dying.

Open Blog - Tuesday

Yummy purple tacos.