Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Good: Yucca Mountain May Be Revied

From LVRJ: The Nevada commission charged with overseeing nuclear waste issues on Tuesday warned that it expects Congress to seek funding to revive the shuttered Yucca Mountain repository project this year.
The warning is contained in a report to Gov. Brian Sandoval and the state Legislature from the Nuclear Projects Commission. The report states it is not yet clear whether the Trump administration would support reviving the shuttered program to permanently store 77,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste — primarily spent fuel from commercial power reactors — in a maze of tunnels inside the Nye County mountain. http://m.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/congress-likely-seek-funding-yucca-mountain-nuclear-waste
When Senile/Corrupt/Unethical/Liar Harry Reid/Ex-president Obama killed the Yucca Mountain project, putting thousands of people out of work, I said at the time it was a horrible idea for several reasons.  Among the reasons was that it was an economic boom for the State of Nevada, Nevada already stored nuclear waste, it is safe and it is safer than storing nuclear fuel at the nuclear power plants.
So, with a new president and a GOP Congress, maybe Yucca may be restarted.

Kmart/Sears About To Go Belly Up

Once upon a time Kmart/Sears used to be a big box store chain located in the United States, perhaps bigger than Wal-Mart at one time.
Now, they are about to go out of business.
From News Talk Florida: Sears is using everything in its power to keep the company from drowning, but in the latest turn of events the retailer laid off an unspecified number of full-time Kmart employees.
According to Business Insider, the layoffs were confirmed, noting that the employees let go were full-time managers or department heads in charge of driving, backrooms and customer-facing services at Kmart stores across the country.
Business Insider said a spokesman for the company declined to say how many people were affected by the cuts, but that not all Kmart stores were affected or witness employees being laid off.
“Eliminating positions is never an easy decision to make, and we don’t take it lightly as we recognize the valuable contributions affected associates make to the company,” spokesman Howard Riefs said to Business Insider.
According to two anonymous Kmart workers, Business Insider said that nearly 800 stores were affected by the cuts. On message boards, employees of the retailer say the stores now have “skeletal” staff and that the company has executed the layoffs as a way to keep the stores simple. https://www.newstalkflorida.com/featured/kmart-lays-off-full-time-employees/
I work part time at Kmart and we are in desperate times. Just our store alone, our sales are down over $2,000,000 from 2 years ago.
Part of the reason is that Kmart and Sears rarely advertise.  Another reason is that we are trying to get the younger customers ignoring everyone else, especially older customers who would rather shop at kmart than Wal-Mart.   It seems Kmart/Sears main selling point is "We are not Wal-Mart ".
I would not be shocked if Kmart/Sears files for bankruptcy within the year.

How True

Inner Strength
If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can do all these things,
- See more at: http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/#sthash.XkJV3pKi.EIhzb7DT.dpuf

It's Been 10 Days...

10 days ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
The world has not ended.
The sun still rises in the East and sets in the West.
Ex-president Obama still can't keep his mouth shut.
Trump does what he has promised.
The Democrats and liberals still hate Trump.
President Trump still is much smarter than any liberal or Democrat.
The GOP Congress are still dumb as rocks. (And that is insulting to rocks...sorry rocks).
In other words, business as usual.

A Confession

I don't have a lot of vices in life because I live the boring life.
One vice I have is watching these shows that sell videos of old TV shows.
Lately I have been watching clips from Hee Haw, Laugh In, Johnny Carson and others.
Maybe it's a sign that the current TV shows pretty much sucks.  The only prime time TV shows I watch are Blue Bloods and Chicago Fire.
So, there is my confession of the night.


From Madison.com: Gwendolyn Gillen, a Wisconsin artist whose bronze sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat became a downtown Minneapolis landmark, has died. She was 76.
Gillen’s daughter, Alessandra Gillen, said her mother died Friday in hospice care at Madison Heights Senior Community in Madison, where she had lived since 2013. Her death came just two days after Moore died at the age of 80. 
Just watch out Ed Asner and Betty White.

Trump Bad For Talk Radio?

Most conservative talk radio hosts were thrilled when President Trump was elected president of the U.S..
Now that he is in office, they may have 2nd thoughts.
No, they are not mad at Trump but on the contrary, it seems like they are struggling.
I've been listening to Rush, Hannity, Levin and others.  Hannity and Rush are basically rah rah guys for Trump and Levin is almost a rah rah guy but also tries to show his independence by ripping on Trump on the tariff issue.   Yawn.
Conservative talk radio needs a bogey man... liberals and they are in short supply since Democrats and liberals are going the way of the dodo bird.  If they don't have Democrats to kick around then they have to rip on Republicans, the home team.  And if they rip on Trump and the Republicans, they risk on ticking off their audience and then their audience starts listening to classic rock.
Ex-president Obama was great for talking radio because he was their bogey man. Trump is the anti-bogey man and talk radio will suffer.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Lily Tomlin Calls Obama A Nazi

I always thought most actors and actresses are pretty much the dumbest people on Earth.
Lily Tomlin makes my point.
From Variety: Speaking to reporters backstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday, actress Lily Tomlinlikened the political tactics of Donald Trump to those employed in Nazi Germany....Any activist should really talk about how to mount some kind of legislation against whatever it is that they are opposed to,” Tomlin said when asked about the role that celebrities play when advocating for or against social and political issues. “You’ve got to change the laws, just like he’s changing, Trump is changing the laws now. He’s trying to change the laws. You know, my mind is going too fast. I wanna think about the fact that, you know, I don’t wanna make this comparison, I’m not making it any way, but the Nazis, they changed the laws if they didn’t agree with them. They just changed them and they could do whatever they wanted.”
Tomlin added, “We need to be vigilant and we need to agree when he may have a good idea or she may have a good idea, and we should be resistant when they don’t. Oh my gosh, I feel like I’m talking to someplace in Germany many decades ago.”    http://variety.com/2017/tv/awards/lily-tomlin-donald-trump-nazis-nazi-germany-1201972871/  
Since ex-president Obama also signed executive orders, therefore Obama is also a Nazi according to brain dead Tomlin.
Why do people even care what celebrities even think?

Don't Blame Trump

So, the media is up in arms about President Trump's order to restrict people from countries that support terrorists and terrorist groups.
Right after Trump signed the order, the paid goon protesters were doing their thing.
Ambulance chasing lawyers were searching for the closest TV camera.
And the media and liberals members of the media went searching for those who were pretending to be victims.
And the 1 thing all these clowns had in common...their hatred of Trump.
And they never thought of blaming ex-president Obama for Trump's executive order.
Obama allowed so many refugees from almost every country in the world with minimal vetting.
Obama/Clinton wanted to increase the number of refugees.
Obama discriminated against  mideast Christians, when Obama was in charge by basically ignoring their requests for asylum over his term as president.
Obama's Mideast policies have been so horrible that President Trump had to go in and clean up Obamas mess.
A big thank you to Trump fire starting to clean Obama's messes.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Terrorism In muslim Mosque

Tonight, at least 5 people were murdered in a mosque in Quebec City in Canada.
Newspapers in Quebec have implied that this is a hate crime against the mosque.
Of course, muslims kill other muslims if they are not the right kind of muslim.
And here I thought Canada was exempt from terrorism because they are filled compassionate liberals.
This will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Update: Seems there is a strong possibility that muslims carried out this attack.  Apparently, the gunmen yelled Allah Akbar while they murdering their fellow muslims

Oh, Grow Up Chucky

From the Washington Examiner:  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer held back tears Sunday while denouncingPresident Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees.
"This executive order was mean-spirited and un-American," the Democratic senator from New York said through tears. "It was implemented in a way that created chaos and confusion across the country." http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/schumer-tears-up-as-he-calls-trumps-immigration-ban-mean-spirited/article/2613299#.WI4qJFGaZck.twitter
I don't like calling someone special snowflake but my goodness, Chuck you are the absolute definition of a snowflake. 

Trump: The Inventor

8 days into the Trump presidency, the media, bloggers, liberal talk show hosts (all 3 of them) and liberals in general are all in a twitter because the Trump administration has different facts than they do.
These liberals accuse Trump of being a liar on the same terms of Adolph Hitler.
These liberals, with a straight face, imply this is the first time a politician has lied and that Trump has invented the term "lie" and "lie".
Never mind ex-president Obama lied the moment he opened his eyes in the morning to the time he goes to bed.
For liberals, Trump is the first politician tonlie.
So, to these liberals, President Trump has invented the lie.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bye Bye Criminals: Thank You President Trump

From Jsonline:
Federal immigration agents said Friday they arrested 16 Mexican nationals in the Milwaukee area with criminal records.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said all of the people arrested were living in the United States illegally and were taken into custody this week as part of an "enforcement surge" to find and deport aliens that had criminal violations in U.S.
Those arrested include a 50-year-old man who had twice been deported to Mexico, according to ICE officials. He had prior felony convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, battery of a police officer and grand theft of an automobile. He had previously been deported to Mexico in 1997 and 2003. He was arrested in Waukesha on Wednesday.
Two of the 16 persons have outstanding deportation orders, ICE said.

I'm pretty sure that these arrests are the directions result of Trump being elected.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

RIP Mary Tyler Moore

Another great celebrity has passed on, Mary Tyler Moore.
I would watch her show on Saturday nights, along with other shows she created.  Not only was she a great actress but also an entrepreneur.
My favorite moment?
Chuckles the clown dies and they are at the funeral:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Miss Obama?

No, not I.
President Trump is more than what I had expected. 
He will be a great president.

Good Part 1

From the Washington Post:
President Trump is planning to sign executive orders on Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed border wall, and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, part of a multi-day rollout of his long-promised crackdown on illegal immigration, officials familiar with the decision said Tuesday.
“Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow,” Trump wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. “Among many other things, we will build the wall!”
The moves represent Trump’s first effort to deliver on perhaps the signature issue that drove his presidential campaign: his belief that illegal immigration is out of control and threatening the country’s safety and security.   https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/president-trump-is-planning-to-sign-executive-orders-on-immigration-this-week/2017/01/24/aba22b7a-e287-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html?utm_term=.2b3ade96f585
This why we elected President Trump.
And it will be so fun to watch liberal heads explode.

Good! Part 2

From the Chicago Tribune: President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night about Chicago’s violence, saying he will “send in the Feds!” if the city “doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on.”
Trump’s tweet refers back to a line in his inaugural address Friday about “the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”
The tweet cited numbers — “228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016)” -- that come from Tribune data used in a news story Monday about violence in the city so far this year. As of Tuesday evening, there had been at least 247 people shot in Chicago, with at least 44 people killed, according to Tribune data.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-chicago-carnage-tweet-20170124-story.html#nt=oft02a-1la1
It's one thing is the gang bangers want to take each other out.  That's up to them.
but when these murderous thugs take out innocents like babies, toddlers, pre-teens and the older people of the neighborhood, who is looking out for them?
Ex-President Obama who is partying it up in Palm Springs?
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the other liberals of Chicago?
Oh, heck no.
It takes a conservative President to look out for these folks.

Way To Go, Marquette Warriors

Image result for image marquette warriors
From Jsonline: Marquette has played men's basketball for more than 100 years. There's been plenty of memorable games and historic moments in that time, but never before had Marquette knocked off the top-ranked team in the Associated Press top 25 during a regular-season game.
That changed Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
After trailing by as many as 17 points and staying behind by double digits for most of the second half, the Golden Eagles finished with a 19-4 run to claim a 74-72 victory over Villanova, the No. 1 team in the AP poll and No. 2 in the USA Today coaches poll.  http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/college/marquette/2017/01/24/mu-74-villanova-72-golden-eagles-stun-aps-no-1/96989750/
I grew up with the Marquette Warriors (no, they are no the Golden Eagles to me) because my dad worked with Al McGuire and Hank Raymonds in the public relations dept., way back when.
So I grew up with them but I never realized before today, they never beat a #1 team before.

Ih Honor Of The Women's March This Past Saturday

The New York Daily News is a liberal rag that also happens to be racist, anti-Semite and now we can add anti women.
This story ran in December but it shows the liberal hypocrisy.
The story is about a ring girl at a MMA fight who was accidently punched by a fighter after he lost.
And the video the rag shows pretty much glorifies violence against women as the punch is shown over and over and over for about 30 seconds.
From the anti-woman NY Daily News: Andrew Whitney’s hardest punch came after the bell rang.
The MMA fighter clocked a ring girl after a recent fight when, in an act of frustration over the outcome, he swung his fist and caught the young lady right on the jaw.
Whitney fought Farkhad Sharipov at Titan FC 42 in Florida and lost the bout on decision. When the outcome was announced, Whitney, a Missouri native, tore his hand away from the referee and swung, seemingly unaware of the proximity of the woman standing over his left shoulder.  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/mma-fighter-punches-ring-card-girl-loss-video-article-1.2903041
And the video:

Apparently, liberal women are ok with this, but President Donald Trump?  Oh, hell no!!

The End Of NASCAR?

So, is NASCAR just committing suicide for the fun of it?
From ESPN: NASCAR has created a new points system to reward drivers for performance throughout a race and throughout the season, no matter if they had won during the regular season or in one of the playoff rounds.
NASCAR unveiled a system Monday night that will divide races into three stages. NASCAR will award points to the top-10 drivers at the end of two designated stages during an event - and to the full field at the end of the race -- and will award bonus points for winning stages, and the overall race, that drivers will carry through NASCAR's playoffs.
"Every sport that I'm aware of makes enhancements almost every year to improve the fan experience," NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell said. "The NBA went to a 3-point line -- it didn't change the entire game, it changed the strategy and rewarded players for different moves. The NFL moved the [PAT] back. To me, that's what this is. ... I don't look at this as a drastic change by any means."  http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/18539884/nascar-changing-points-system-reward-drivers-race
As one of the last NASCAR fans out there, this just could kill NASCAR.
First, France is a liar.  Other sports may change rules..except soccer... and they don't do it every year.  And, for the most part the rule changes are rather small.
Mandatory cautions, points every 1/3 of the race and the possibility that a person who finishes last in the race can get as many points as the 1st or 2nd place driver.
It's like in basketball, if you lead at a quarter, you get points.  If you finish 1st in half time, you get points.  If you finish first in the 3rd quarter, you get points.
But if you lose the 4th quarter, you still can win.
How pathetic is that?

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Who Cares About The Protests

So, a bunch of liberal crazy people are protesting.
So what?
Who cares?
These weak minded protesters have had their little minds neutered because they were afraid of protesting Obama.
So, now these weak kneed liberals have 8 years to make up.
Once again, get the popcorn and sodas out because it is good going to be entertaining.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Just Great

From the San Francisco Chronicle: The FBI is missing a submachine gun and a bulletproof vest and is seeking the public’s help to track down the tactical gear.
The items were stolen from a special agent’s vehicle on the evening of Jan. 8 or the morning of Jan. 9 in either Concord, Orinda or Lafayette, according to a brief statement released Friday by the FBI’s field office in San Francisco.
The submachine gun was a Heckler & Koch MP5 10mm. An ammunition magazine for the weapon was also taken. Officials did not say how the weapon was secured. http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/FBI-looking-for-submachine-gun-stolen-from-10873040.php
I am sure it was your average white conservative hunter or target practice shooter who to the gun and other equipment. 

Trump Inaugurated; Hell Freezes

Well, not really but there is snow forecast in Death Valley, one of the hottest places on earth.
From the National Weather Service:
803 PM PST FRI JAN 20 2017


803 PM PST FRI JAN 20 2017



Friday, January 20, 2017

Narcissistic Indeed

Well, President Trump has been called a narcissistic, which is true.
But in President Trump's inauguration speech, he only used the word "I" 2 times.
Compare that to the true narcissist, former President Obama.
Former President Obama.  That sounds so good.

Donald J. Trump: President Of The United States

What a kick ass inauguration speech by Donald Trump. Liberal heads have heads have exploded.

Before And After

From the White House web site:
The Obama White House named the picture "The Last Hero"
And at 12:00, The web site looked like this on the 2nd page:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

GOP Congressman Not Attending Inauguration 7070

Around 70 Democrats and 1 Republican will not be attending the inauguration.
Mark Amodei from Nevada will be staying home from the inauguration.  From the Las Vegas Sun:  Five of Nevada's six congressional representatives are set to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., while Republican Rep. Mark Amodei plans to watch with friends and constituents in Reno.
Amodei spokeswoman Logan Ramsey said Thursday the congressman's decision to host a watch party on Friday in Nevada shouldn't be interpreted as a comment about Trump's incoming administration. http://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jan/19/five-from-nevada-to-attend-inauguration-amodei-to
Of course, Amodei was a Trump supporter but then if the fake news left would say that Amodei is skipping the inauguration because he hates Trump. 

Umm, Not Everyone

There will be a 200,000 women March this weekend.
From the NY Daily News: New York unions are packing up and heading to D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington.
The historic gathering — expected to bring in more than 200,000 participants on Saturday — will take place the day after Donald Trump is sworn in as America’s 45th President.....
Pioneering FDNY firefighter Brenda Berkman is organizing a group of women smoke-eaters to march together. But any other allies — men included — are welcome, she said.
“Women police officers, women in the trades, military women and anyone who is supportive of women’s equality and inclusiveness,” Berkman said.  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/n-y-unions-packed-ready-women-march-washington-article-1.2946219
Well not exactly all women. Pro life women from 2 women's group are not allowed to participate in this March because apparently they are not the "not the right women". Just like Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas  is not the "right black man".
Just another reason why liberals keep being beaten in elections.

Another Natural Disaster In Italy

Italy has experienced another natural disaster where many people have been killed and avalanche in central Italy.  This area has been rocked for the past tear or so with huge earthquakes and they have killed hundreds of people.
From The Local/AFP: Several people have died after a ski hotel was buried by an avalanche in earthquake-hit central Italy, local media reported on Thursday quoting rescue services.
- An avalanche hit a hotel in Abruzzo in the early hours of Thursday morning
- Several deaths are feared, according to Italian media reports citing rescue serviceshttp://www.thelocal.it/20170119/many-dead-avalanche-italian-hotel-abruzzo-earthquake
Can you imagine all these earthquakes happening in the U.S.?  Could California handle all these earthquakes that Italy has handled this past year?  I kind of doubt it. While the first responders such as fire police and EMT could probably handle, the local and state governments would not and the citizens would demand everything be fixed right away and lawyers would be involved.
Good luck to the Italians.

Liberal Nightmares

Stolen from my friend Jamie from http://greenleegazette.blogspot.com
Watch out liberals he's coming for you.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

That's Cold

Fairbanks AK is going to be extremely cold.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pawn Stars Question

I watched new Pawn Stars last night for the first time  in months.
Corey and Chumlee looked like crap, the Old Man was no where to be seen and the story lines were basically the same.
But I noticed this....
Chumlee was convicted of a felony conviction of illegal possession of a gun and a minor firearm charge last ýear.
In the last episode, Chumlee fired a 7 barrel shot gun at the gun range.
According to Nevada law, if you are convicted of a felony you may not possess a firearm.
I suppose the legal dept. of Pawn Stars checked it out.
But it certainly looks like Chumlee violated the conditions of his probation.

Obama Shows Why He Is The Worst President Ever

From the Chicago Sun Times: President Obama has given significant sentencing breaks to two convicted felons with Chicago ties — a former leader of the FALN, which was tied to bombings across the United States in the fight for Puerto Rican independence, and an ex-top “governor” of the Gangster Disciples.
Obama granted clemency to Oscar Lopez Rivera, 74, who was sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the struggle for independence for the U.S. island territory. He was part of the ultranationalist Armed Forces of National Liberation of FALN that has claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings at public and commercial buildings in U.S. cities, including Chicago, New York and Washington, during the 1970s and ’80s.....
In other action by the president, Eric “Fat Eric” Wilson, a former “governor” in Gangster Disciples kingpin Larry Hoover’s drug empire, won a commutation. Obama reduced Wilson’s life sentence to 35 years in prison. Wilson, 47, is being held in the federal prison in downstate Pekin and is expected to get out in about 7 years.
When you include Bradley/Chelsea Bradley, you have a traitor an terrorist and cop killer and a hard core gang member being released early.
The Democrats don't get it, they release very bad people from Gitmovand commute sentences of thugs. The majority of of people in the U.S. don't like these things happening and this is why Democrats lose elections.

Probably True

From Common Sense Evaluation:
according to industry experts” “industry leaders acknowledge” — displaced former executives
“it’s widely thought” “it’s common knowledge” — constant repetition in the media has folks thinking it is the truth
“experts generally agree that” — some previously unknown college professors
“according to official sources” — two gals from the secretarial pool
“some in Congress say” — a couple of volunteer campaign workers
“internationally it is agreed that” — two East African diplomats told me
“you may not believe this but” — I don’t believe it but, I want you to
“it is believed that” — I think
“it is generally believed that” — a couple of others think so, too
“a new idea going around suggests that” — this is our latest disinformation scam
“it’s being said that” “people are saying” — we planted the seed and now it is spreading
“one observer has said” — a self-absorbed elitist said
“pundits claim” — two self-absorbed elitists said
“insiders say” — a disgruntled employee told me
“business gurus are telling us that” — overheard on the golf course
“according to The New York Times“ — the only paper biased enough to run the story
- See more at: http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/2017/01/16/understanding-media-spin/#sthash.lw2fT77A.dpuf
While the post was made in jest, there probably more than a little bit of truth in this.

Well, This Sucks

Apparently, someone has found a way to hide a very large jet passenger airplane.
From the LVRJ:  After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.
The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia, which helped lead the $160 million hunt for the Boeing 777 in remote waters west of Australia, said the search had officially been suspended after crews finished their fruitless sweep of the 46,000-square mile search zone. 

http://m.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/after-3-years-mh370-search-ends-no-plane-few-answers  I am sure the families are not to happy with this decision.  And this will open the door for the most craziest conspiracy theories, like UFOs sucked up the plane to their flying saucer and brought them to a planet filled with happiness and no pain.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Who Cares?

So, a bunch of loser Democrats and liberals will be staying away from President Trump's inauguration.
Who cares? They won't be missed and not even noticed. They will never accept Trump as many of us never liked Obama.
Why is this even news?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ringling Brothers And Barnum And Bailey Circus To Close

A national treasure is about to close.
From the Baraboo, WI. News Republic: A key part of Baraboo’s past is on its way to becoming history.
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.
The iconic American spectacle, part of which was founded in Baraboo, was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise. http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/article_67204445-4dbe-5d8b-9fcc-38232a1e66cb.html
In Baraboo, they had the Circus Museum and our family went visit it when I was a very young tyke.
Too bad it is closing but they had a good run and brought millions of smiles to people who went to the circus.

Predictions For 2017

In the past few years I have offered up my predictions for the upcoming year. Not to brag, but I am actually pretty good at it, averaging just over 50%, far better than most so called experts.
So, after a beer or 4, here goes my predictions for 2017:
1. Green Bay will play in the Super Bowl. Close but false
2. New England Patriots will play in the Super Bowl. True and they won
3. Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl champs. Sadly, no.
4. My NBA team the Milwaukee Bucks will make the playoffs. Yes, true
5. The Bucks will go out in the 1st or 2nd round of the playoffs. Yep, went out in the 1st round
6. My baseball team , the Milwaukee Brewers will win 79 games, give or take 5 games.  At the all star break, the are way ahead of the 70 win mark.
7. The Chicago Cubs will not repeat as World Series champs. Pretty sure that ain't  happening.
8. The Cleveland Indians will go to the World Series. Perhaps
9. Sears/Kmart will close an additional 50 stores this year, not including the stores already announced in the past several weeks. Sadly  this is true.
10. ObamaCare will be severely crippled by the end of the year. Yep
11. At least 100 miles of a fence or wall will be built or refurbished on the Southern border in 2017. Mot happening
12. President Trump's approval rating will be within 3 percentage points of 50%. This is true depending on the poll

13. There will be at least 1 legitimate assassination attempt on Trump will be tried. Thankfully,  not yet.

14. There will be at least 1 Muslim terrorist attack in North America that kills 25 people in 2017.  Thankfully np
15. There will be at least 1 Muslim terrorist attack in Europe that will will kill at least 50 people.  22 in 1 killing
16. Angela Merkel will lose her job as German Chancellor of Germany. Looking good now.
17. All of President Trump's nominees for his cabinet will be confirmed. No one was voted down so true.
18. There will be slightly fewer murders in Chicago in 2017. So far
 It is true
19. A member of the U.S. Congress will pass away.  Close but not yet

20. There will be a 2nd SupremeCourt vacancy in 2017. Not yet
21. It will take Congress 6 months to approve approve President Trump's first Supreme Court justice.  Nope, just 3 months
22. Liverpool will win the English Premier League soccer title. 3rd place
23. Barring a natural disaster, gas prices will remain below $3 a gallon in the U.S.. so fat. Esu below
24. Russell Westbrook will the NBA MVP.  Yepp
25. Hillary will not be indicted in 2017. Not yet
26. 1 former U.S. President will pass away. A few are close
27. Mosul will be freed by Iraq and their allies. Yea, yes
28. Queen Elizabeth survives 2017. So far
29. CNN ratings will be below MSNBCS ratings for most of 2017. I think thats right
I will add a few more but need to get the Packers predictions before the game starts.
Feel fee to add your own predictions.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Those Silly Brits

Talk about being a nanny state.
From the Leicester Mercury: Coca-Cola Christmas truck should be banned because it promotes the consumption of unhealthy sugary drinks, particularly to children, health experts have said.
The bright red truck visits Leicester every year as part of its nationwide tour. Over the Christmas period it made a total of 44 stops across the country, including one at Tesco Hamilton, in Leicester.
Five public health directors and members of the Faculty of Public Health, among others, signed a letter saying: "We can celebrate without allowing Coca-Cola to hijack Christmas by bringing false gifts of bad teeth and weight problems to our children." 
So, banning a very nicely decorated truck by a company in the Christmas spirit will help with Britain's obesity and dental problems?  Maybe they should look at the British health and dental care problems and from there.

This Won't Work Well

Last year, the St. Louis Rams became the Los Angeles Rams.
Today, the San Diego Chargers will become the Los Angeles Chargers.
This won't end well.
Before the St. Louis Rams became the LA Rams, they were the LA Rams until 1994 because Los Angeles didn't support them.
Before the Oakland Raiders, they were the LA Raiders until 1994 because Los Angeles didn't support them.
Fact is that Los Angeles will not support 2 poor to medicore teams.  Why? Because LA only supports that wins they are fair weather fans.
Both teams will struggle to find fans especially loyal fans.
But hey, Los Angeles is building an almost $3,000,000,000 new stadium so the teams ma be able to stay in LA for a few years when they will cry poverty and move within 8 years.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.  Well, shame on Los Angeles.

Hey, I Still Have A Chance To Become A Saint

I was watching a rerun of "Blue Bloods" when they mentioned Olga of Kiev, aka Saint Olga of Kiev who was born around the year 890 AD.
From Wiki: The following account is taken from thePrimary Chronicle. Princess Olga was the wife of Igor of Kiev, who was killed by theDrevlians. At the time of her husband's death, their son Svyatoslav was three years old, making Olga the official ruler of Kievan Rus until he reached adulthood. The Drevlians wanted Olga to marry their Prince Mal, making him the ruler of Kievan Rus, but Olga was determined to remain in power and preserve it for her son.
The Drevlians sent twenty of their best men to persuade Olga to marry their Prince Mal and give up her rule of Kievan Rus. She had them buried alive. Then she sent word to Prince Mal that she accepted the proposal, but required their most distinguished men to accompany her on the journey in order for her people to accept the offer of marriage. The Drevlians sent their best men who governed their land. Upon their arrival, she offered them a warm welcome and an invitation to clean up after their long journey in a bathhouse. After they entered, she locked the doors and set fire to the building, burning them alive.
With the best and wisest men out of the way, she planned to destroy the remaining Drevlians. She invited them to a funeral feast so she could mourn over her husband's grave, where her servants waited on them. After the Drevlians were drunk, Olga's soldiers killed over 5,000 of them. She returned to Kiev and prepared an army to attack the survivors. The Drevlians begged for mercy and offered to pay for their freedom with honey and furs. She asked for three pigeons and three sparrowsfrom each house, since she did not want to burden the villagers any further after the siege. They were happy to comply with such a reasonable request.
Now Olga gave to each soldier in her army a pigeon or a sparrow, and ordered them to attach by thread to each pigeon and sparrow a piece of sulfur bound with small pieces of cloth. When night fell, Olga bade her soldiers release the pigeons and the sparrows. So the birds flew to their nests, the pigeons to the cotes, and the sparrows under the eaves. The dove-cotes, the coops, the porches, and the haymows were set on fire. There was not a house that was not consumed, and it was impossible to extinguish the flames, because all the houses caught on fire at once. The people fled from the city, and Olga ordered her soldiers to catch them. Thus she took the city and burned it, and captured the elders of the city. Some of the other captives she killed, while some she gave to others as slaves to her followers. The remnant she left to pay tribute.[3] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_of_Kiev
This saint was one mean person who should have been in prison and/or executed but instead became a saint.
See, we all have a chance of sainthood.