I don’t know about you but there are a lot of emails that I have deleted in my many years of using emails, emails that I have accidently deleted to emails that I deleted than immediately wanted to know why I hit delete. As a matter of fact, I accidently deleted some emails I meant to keep the other day. So when Hillary Clinton says that she didn’t delete anything that she shouldn’t have I don’t believe her, add to that this that she is a politician and I really don’t believe her. Should she get a bye on the email issue I don’t think so. But I do believe that this should be an eye opener and should bring on new rules for people who work for the government, if you have a government job and you are required to have email, all your work email should go through a server that has been set up for your official government correspondence. Also if they really wanted to know what those emails said, I am guessing that there is a trail somewhere, like in the NSA’s servers.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The bible says do to others as you would have done to you. I guess there are a lot of people out there that would prefer violence against them. I often wonder when I hear the news of protesters doing their thing, often times what we hear people protesting is politics and often those protests turn ugly. Look at last night’s political protest against Donald Trump, the protesters broke through a door and smashed through barriers. If you are trying to bring your word of peace, this isn’t the way to do it. I think that we have become a crazy political not only country but a crazy political world. My biggest wonder is do you think that we will ever have a world filled with peace and people using just words to fight rather than sticks and stones?
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
I remember the conversation well, not the date, not the situations that lead up to it, but the words that came from my Dad. My Dad and I went out for breakfast many years ago after I got off the air, we had the usual small talk that happens when you are sitting with your parents, the small talk that leads up to the big talk. Well the small talk didn’t take long that day it was mostly I listened to your show this morning, it was good. Then he jumped into the big talk of your mother and I were glad that you got into radio because we honestly had no idea what you were going to do for a living. I laughed, and still laugh at it to this day when I think about it. I am sure that he was referring to the fact that my attention span isn’t very long. I have often wondered if they had ADHD when I was a kid if I would have been assigned that label. I for one am glad that they didn’t. About 11% of U.S. children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and it affects about 5% of U.S. adults. Here is a good test, squirrel. Did you look? I did.
Monday, May 23, 2016
How often do you run into something that is annoying to you? I am guessing daily, because daily I am annoyed by something most of the time it is small things that don’t mean anything. But what I am talking about today is that stuff that makes you cringe, the things that you can’t believe that get done, by adults. For example a few years ago there was a lady cutting her fingernails at church. Not only rude but gross, it was so disgusting that I am not even sure what she did with the nails, let them fly or she pocketed them. I have seen people cut their fingernails at work too, also unacceptable. Another of the things that bug me is when people don’t treat an item that you loaned to them as their own, most of my friends will, but occasionally someone won’t and that is irritating, also when someone uses the last of something and doesn’t tell you that they did, for example the last of the coffee, milk, or worst of all toilet paper. I hope that your week is full of non-angering events.
Friday, May 20, 2016
I think that it is time that we change up the political system, that we throw everything that we know about politics out the window and start over. Right now we are in the midst of the paring down process, only to have 6 more months of mudslinging for what, to become President of the United States, and whomever the winner is will work hard their first term at getting reelected for a second term. We see it with Congress now and with the Senate every six. How about this, for the President let’s change it to a six year term and you only get one, then you move into a past president spot, then let’s move the two year term of Congress to 3 years and you can run a total of 3 times for a 9 year life cycle in that position. We could leave the Senate at a 6 year term but limit that to two years. This would mix it up and maybe just maybe we would get rid of the career politicians and then we could get things done in Washington.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Well we did it again, we made the list. Of the top 10 drunkest cities in the US, Wisconsin has 7 of the top 10 spots. How do we celebrate this one? By going out and having a few, it looks like we already do that. I find it hard to believe that we have 4 of the top 5 and 7 of the top 10 drunkest cities, I have been to Vegas. What the study was looking at was men having 5 or more drinks in one sitting and women having 4 or more drinks in one sitting and 15 or more drinks per week for men and woman having 8 or more drinks per week. The weird thing is that the national report shows that 18% of adults on average drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol. Wisconsin is not even in the top five for beer consumption yet we get the bad rap, North Dakota drinks the annual per capita consumption: 43.6 gallons of beer, and we have the drunkest cities. Do we collectively have a problem, I would say yes. Are we the drunkest state out there? I would say no. What are your thoughts?
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I have always heard the best meal of the day is breakfast, yet many of us skip it. I used to never eat breakfast, but now it is one of my 3 favorite meals of the day. I don’t have time for a bowl of cereal in the morning on my way into work, since I have the morning commute down to a science, I do however grab a banana or a granola bar as I head out the door. Breakfast for me usually consists of yogurt and granola or oatmeal. Every once in a while I will go grab a bite to eat with someone, but for the most part, my morning is filled with culture, yogurt culture that is. One of my children is the breakfast king, Robert loves his breakfast and has gotten to be quite the breakfast chef, he can mix about anything with eggs and make a tasty breakfast. Are you a daily breakfast eater or not?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
They’re back. I spent some time downtown La Crosse yesterday and noticed that the parklet is back on 5th Ave. Have you seen it? Last year I talked about not getting the thought behind the parklet, this year no different. I guess I don’t get the thought behind the parklet parks taking up street space, maybe it is that we have plenty of green space in the La Crosse area, maybe that we only have so many parking spots that line the streets. The main difference between last year and this year is that I actually sat in a parklet now and can still say that I just don’t get them. I am also concerned about the two possibly three spots that the one spot park is taking up, hear me out, people don’t know how to parallel park either that or they are afraid to do it, so with that they pull in to a spot and when they do they leave plenty of room for the car in front of them or behind them taking up a space and a half, multiply that by the length of the street and sure enough two to three spots are taken up. What are your thoughts on the baby parks? Are they a good idea?
Monday, May 16, 2016
I hate to tell you this but your smart phone is tracking your every move. I have always wondered if my moves were being tracked by my phone but pushed out the thought of it ever being real by thinking that big brother doesn’t care about Bob Schmidt, why would he? Turns out I was both right and wrong. Right about the fact that big brother is watching us, using our phones and our Google accounts to do so and wrong about the fact the he wants to know where I am. If you follow this link https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0 I think that you will be surprised. I found out my top 5 places I visit are home, work, Menards, WTC and Festival foods. I even had my location on my phone turned off. I have nothing to hide, but it bugs me that my movements are being monitored. I wonder if it could pinpoint my exact location at my home if it would have a picture of my chair?
Friday, May 13, 2016
I am a beer drinker, I love beer. Moving to La Crosse added to that love as many beer brands have been brewed right down the street. Not sure if you heard this one or not but a few days ago Budweiser's parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev announced plans to rechristen America's beer just that — "America." I had to check the calendar on that one because it sure seemed like an April Fools joke, the world’s biggest beer brand isn’t even corporately owned in the United States, they are owned by InBev in fact even the biggest brewer in Wisconsin Miller is owned but a foreign company. Would it bother you to drink a beer called America that is brewed by a company owned outside of America? Would a name change of a beer make you want to drink it more or less? What is your favorite beer brand?