Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump"

"Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64'

"Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973."

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His last performance with the band:

"Foxconn Working Conditions Violate Labor Protection Laws and Contribute to Worker Suicides, While Foxconn Replaces Human With Robots"

Concerned Residents of Mount Pleasant need to be aware that Foxconn has proven itself to be an irresponsible Corporation which actively exploits it’s workers, pays substandard wages, demands excessive overtime, often breaks it’s promises, and seeks to replace  Human workers with Robots. It is NOT a good fit for Mount Pleasant, WI and should look elsewhere for the slave wage labor it demands.

From The Guardian:

Foxconn’s $10bn move to the US is not a reason to celebrate

The company doesn’t have a great track record of keeping its job-creation promises, for one. Then there’s the issue of worker conditions in China

The announcement by the Taiwanese giant Foxconn that it will build an LCD-manufacturing facility in Wisconsin worth an estimated $10bn was met with considerable fanfare.

But the state has a troubled history in matters of economic development, and the company, a supplier to Apple, Google, Amazon and other tech giants, has a lackluster record when it comes to fulfilling its promises. The news should raise red flags.

The deal, backers say, will create 13,000 jobs in six years – in return for a reported $3bn in state subsidies. Only 3,000 of those jobs will come immediately. Furthermore, the Washington Post has reported that Foxconn has a track record of breaking such job-creation promises. In 2013, the company announced plans to hire 500 people and invest $30m in Pennsylvania. The plan fizzled out.

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"US Navy apologizes after one pilot draws huge penis in the sky"

Published on Nov 17, 2017

"What a Maverick! US Navy is forced to apologize after one of its pilots drew enormous penises in the sky

"Navy officials issued an apology after a pilot created obscene drawing contrails in the sky
Residents of Okanogan, Washington caught sight of the drawings this week
One mother was upset she might have to explain the drawings to her children
Another local found the matter to be comical and said, it was 'pretty funny to see'

"It's unclear whether the contrail tracings were apart of a training exercise"

Open Blog - Weekend

Who would say, "No, Weekend!"

Friday, November 17, 2017

"WiGWAG: Trump and McDonald's, 'Mueller Time,' and more"

From the Wisconsin Gazette

News with a twist

McDonald in the White House

Donald Trump so loves McDonald’s he even ordered the White House kitchen staff to recreate the fast-food chain’s fried apple pie and Quarter Pounder with cheese — minus the pickle and with extra ketchup, according to a Politico report. But apparently ingredients at the White House are too high-grade and the chef couldn’t satisfy Trump’s tastes — and so a senior staffer found himself at the Golden Arches. Pity the poor driver when the president downloads UberEATS to his phone.

Comforting words

A woman wrote to ask Pat Robertson — the ethically challenged preacher and host of CBN’s The 700 Club — why God allowed her 15-year-old son to die. Robertson had an answer for God at the ready: God let her son die to prevent him from becoming an alcoholic or atheist later in life. Robertson previously described the Las Vegas massacre as God’s retribution for America’s disrespect of Donald Trump.

OB-GYN’s ‘oh my’

A gynecologist in Altoona, Pennsylvania, says she was inundated with calls from men trying to schedule appointments with her office. The calls came after media publicized that OB-GYNs were able to prescribe medical marijuana. Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law, passed in 2016, provides for prescriptions for patients dealing with 17 qualifying conditions. Male menopause is not one of them.

So much for Southern neighborliness

After years of an ongoing political feud, a neighbor of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul just couldn’t take it any more. Rene Albert Boucher, 59, attacked Paul from behind as he was mowing his lawn in Bowling Green, Kentucky, forcing the senator to the ground and fracturing five of the his ribs. Paul is a Republican, Boucher is a registered Democrat. Boucher’s been charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury, a misdemeanor.

Fears squashed

An 81-year-old resident of Bretten, Germany, alerted police after he came across an “object, which really did look very like a bomb,” according to a statement from local law enforcement. The object was about 16 inches in length, weighed 11 pounds and was found in a garden. Any guesses? Yep, it was a rather large zucchini.

Texas humor

Activists are crying foul over a restaurant’s use of pre-op images of Bruce Jenner from the Olympics on the door of its men’s room and Caitlyn Jenner’s famous Vanity Fair cover on the women’s room. Dodie’s Place Cajun Bar & Grill in Allen, Texas, shared photos of its weekly specials and new bathroom doors in a Facebook post that went viral.

Dumb strength

A new study published in the journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science says Donald Trump stands out among other politicians as being exceptionally low in analytic thinking. Processing speeches, debates and written documents in intelligent text analysis software, the researchers identified where Trump falls on the analytic-narrative continuum. He scored a 23.8 to Ben Carson’s 39.1, Marco Rubio’s 48.7, John Kasich’s 48.9 and Ted Cruz’s 62.1. The conclusion: The analytically minded see Trump as superficial and uninformed but his supporters see him as straightforward and relatable.

The ultimate selfie

The Greater Columbus Convention Center has turned a popular cultural practice into a dramatic piece of art. Visitors to the Ohio center provide their faces to create — and recreate — “As We Are,” a 14-foot-high “interactive sculpture” shaped like a human head. Step into a 3-D photo booth, and next see your face become the sculpture’s face, thanks to the head’s custom-built, 850,000 LED display screens. A phone selfie will never be the same.

She-ro loses job

A White House photographer caught D.C. bicyclist Juli Briskman flipping off Donald Trump with her middle finger as the president’s caravan carted him to his golf course in Sterling, Virginia. The picture went viral immediately, with the hashtag #Her2020. But it also caught the attention of her employer, White House contractor Akima, LLC. While the masses declared Briskman a “she-ro,” her boss declared her fired.

Welcome to ‘Mueller Time’

Every time Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicts an associate of President Donald Trump, the Bird DC — a bar in the U.S. capital — will offer a special $5 “Moscow Mueller” cocktail. The drink is the restaurant’s variation of the Moscow Mule, made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. Earlier this year, the Bird announced $4 happy hour drinks on days when Trump fired a White House staffer.


Four for Fridays!

Good morning everyone I hope you are staying nice and warm. Drew has been home yesterday and today with a bad cold. I went this morning and got him his prescription from the doctor. Yes even though he is down sick I am out very early doing errands and I still have more to do. Here are your questions.

1) Who do you think will have there Christmas decorations up first Lizardmom or OKIE?

2) Do you put your Christmas decorations up the weekend of Thanksgiving or some time in December?

3) Have you started your Christmas shopping?

4) How much more Christmas shopping do you have left?

Have a nice weekend and stay warm. 

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Only one week away.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hi-ho, hi-ho, my friends and enemies.  How are you?  I'm doing well.  The weather today is why I hate winter.  Soon, there will be a white coating on most of it, but the same dull, dark gray clouds will prevail.  Maybe I should get into a tanning bed to get my dose of sunshine.  Put me on high for 20 minutes, then turn me over for another 20.  Sniff-sniff, what's that I smell burning?  The wicked witch.  That's me!  My globe gets too hot, and then starts little fires.

The Packers won last week.  Let's hope they can get a streak going this Sunday at 1 PM when they host Baltimore.

Here are the standings in the Irregular Football League:

Ah! I feel better when there is more space between me and Mr. OrbsCorbs.  The Mighty Bears are a nice spacer.

Foxconn, Foxconn, Foxconn!  O my.  They're going to have driverless delivery trucks and flying cars.  It's widely believed that Mr. J.C. Himself may make an appearance at the Foxconn groundbreaking.  Personally, I would prefer Satan, as I believe he played no small part in this deal.  Give credit where credit is due.  A lot of the current residents of Hades will probably end up working for Foxconn.   They know how to get things done. 

So far, it's all been just talk.  How this comes to fruition will be interesting to see.  There are so many hands already in the pot, I think I'll stick mine out, too.  I helped recruit Foxconn!  I did so by keeping my mouth shut.  That will be $1,000, please.

So, where has our new mayor been?  Or is this another deal where he'll let the city administrator run the show while he sits back and collects the pay?  I heard that they're going to build a hotel on top of the new events center.  That will save a lot of space.  Maybe we can put some parking lots up there, too.  And some gallows for the politicians and other crooks who look to profit from this.  Hanging a politician or two always clears the air. 

And don't limit it to Foxconn.  Let's hang all of the crooks in office.  Man, that gallows will be working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 

I love you, my babies.  Take good care of each other.  That's all we really have: each other.

Enjoy whatever good days you can.  Soon enough, we'll be buried in white.  Of course, that's not very pc, but who's going to call Mother Nature on it?  Last I heard, she was orbiting one of Mercury's moons.
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Something smells.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Got To Be Fruitcake Weather"

From the Shepherd Express:


November 14, 2017
4:33 PM

I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So here we go, a reoccurring dream, that it’s a Tuesday morning and I’m feeling like I got hit by a train sometime during the night, which causes me to believe that I may not have enough smoke up my ass to blow out a fully formed essay for you’s this week, I kid you not.

And I’m trying to remember what the heck happened that I should feel the way I feel. Cripes, I don’t remember any tracks; I don’t remember any whistles; I don’t remember any bells; I don’t remember any swinging lanterns, any crossing signals; so, what the fock.

What I do remember is parking my butt on a stool smack-dab barside over by the Uptowner tavern/charm school. I remember Little Jimmy Iodine asking how long it would be until a big-time disaster movie called November, 2016 would hit the theaters.

I remember Ernie saying that since children of any age can now carry a gun whilst hunting in our Dairy Land’s glens and dales, it’s got to be only a matter of time ’til they can pack one with their lunch and take it to school for protection purposes.

And then I remember somebody asking this question: “If a man says something in the middle of the woods and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?”—which reminded me of a little story:

So these two older ladies were having their breakfast at Webb’s one morning. Norma notices something odd about Mabel’s ear and says, “Mabel, do you know you’ve got a suppository sticking out of your left ear?” Mabel says, “What?” So Norma repeats the question: “Mabel, do you know you’ve got a suppository sticking out of your left ear?” Mabel says, “I have a suppository in my ear?” She pulls it out, stares at it and says, “Good heavens, Norma, I’m glad you noticed this thing. It gives me a gosh darn good idea where to find my hearing aid.” Ba-ding!

I forget which one of us knobs asked the question—“If a man says something in the middle of the woods …” blah-blah-blah—but I do remember then a heated debate that nearly came to rationality broke out. Herbie was the most concise of the group: “Listen you focksticks, whatever it is that this focking guy in the woods might say, you can bet your buck two-eighty that you’ll never hear him say, ‘Let’s watch Oprah.’ You’ll never him say, ‘Yeah, I was hoping my mother-in-law could’ve stayed over longer.’ And you’ll never hear him say, ‘Hon, do you think this condom makes me look fat?’”

I think I remember that I pretty much stayed out of the discussion—metaphysics was never my strong suit. I’m more of a quantum mechanics guy who likes to wonder about all the invisible stuff in the universe we haven’t discovered yet, stuff that had it been specifically mentioned in the Bible could definitely be of use in this day and age.

Yeah yeah, that goddamn Bible. Hey, I like a story about casting stones at whores or sacrificing barnyard animals as much as the next guy, but a little Lordly help with quantum electrodynamics would’ve been nice—especially the part that offers up the perhaps dire possibility that the universe we seem to be part of right now could disappear with all of us in it in a split second and we wouldn’t even know it ’cause some kind of unseen vacuums could flip around in a blink of the eye, focking-A.
This discussion meandered a tad, and then Julius proposed a toast to the poet Dylan Thomas, who died 64 years ago the other day, and who sometime said: An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.

Then Ray took the bait and became Captain Cat, the old blind sea captain from the poet’s great work, Under Milk Wood, who told us the following story:

An old retired sailor puts on his old retired uniform and heads for the docks once more, for old time’s sake. He engages a prostitute and takes her up to a room.
He’s soon going at it as well as he can for a guy his age, but needing some reassurance, he asks, “How am I doing?” The prostitute replies, “Old sailor, you’re doing about three knots.”
“Three knots?” he asks. “What’s that supposed to mean?” She says, “You’re knot hard, you’re knot in, and you’re knot getting your money back.” Ba-ding-ding-ding!

And I remember Little Jimmy saying the Big Bang has to be the granddaddy of disaster explosions—now nearly 14 billion years since, and where’s the upside? And I remember saying “fock if I know,” ’cause I’m Art Kumbalek and I told you so.


Open Blog - Tuesday

Whatever floats your boat.

Monday, November 13, 2017

"Chaos In Detroit: Undercover Cops Battle Each Other In Sting Operation Gone Wrong"

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In a rare incident of ‘blue on blue violence’– this is something that is rarely discussed nevertheless happens. Each officer is now under investigation- as the top brass of the police department and internal affairs have now started their investigations. Nevertheless, top brass of the Detroit Police Department declined to comment and said more details next week.
Bottomline: The story is still developing and we suspect this incident could gain more attention when the ‘reported body-cam footage’ is released.


How reassuring.

"The US's most secretive intelligence agency was embarrassingly robbed and mocked by anonymous hackers"

"The National Security Agency, the US's largest and most secretive intelligence agency, has been deeply infiltrated by anonymous hackers, as detailed in a New York Times exposé published Sunday.

"The NSA, which compiles massive troves of data on US citizens and organizes cyberoffensives against the US's enemies, was deeply compromised by a group known as the Shadow Brokers, which has made headlines in the past year in connection to the breach.

"The group now posts cryptic, mocking messages pointed toward the NSA as it sells the cyberweapons, created at huge cost to US taxpayers, to any and all buyers, including US adversaries like North Korea and Russia.

"'It's a disaster on multiple levels,' Jake Williams, a cybersecurity expert who formerly worked on the NSA's hacking group, told The Times. 'It's embarrassing that the people responsible for this have not been brought to justice.'

"'These leaks have been incredibly damaging to our intelligence and cybercapabilities,' Leon Panetta, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told The Times. 'The fundamental purpose of intelligence is to be able to effectively penetrate our adversaries in order to gather vital intelligence. By its very nature, that only works if secrecy is maintained and our codes are protected.'

"Furthermore, a wave of cybercrime has been linked to the release of the NSA's leaked cyberweapons.

"Another NSA source who spoke with The Times described the attack as being at least in part the NSA's fault. The NSA has long prioritized cyberoffense over securing its own systems, the source said. As a result the US now essentially has to start over on cyberinitiatives, Panetta said."
Read the full story at The New York Times here.


I believe that these various groups and businesses are being "invaded" by hackers at the very highest levels.  For the U.S., it's a giant security breach.  For many of the hackers, it's a lark.  So, cyber security more or less doesn't exist with our government.  What a mess.  Hire the hackers.

Open Blog - Monday