Most of the water we drink from a bottle is tap water. Kind of makes you think a second on why are we paying a premium for something that we could get for basically free by turning on any tap. I just watched a video on how most of the water is done at plants that take the water in and bottle it up. Some of it has something added to it or filtered but for the most part guess what it is the same thing we get when the tap is on. I guess I am a bit shocked on this as some is way more expensive than others. I guess when I buy cases of water in the summer while the kids play baseball or softball I do it for convenience. I am a big drinker of water about a gallon a day. I like to not be dry I guess. The reason I bring this up is that we need to drink about 2 liters of water a day or about a half-gallon, are you getting that much?
Friday, October 21, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
For some reason the word wrong echoed in my head though the night. Thank goodness that we saw the last of the 3 debates last night. I thought beforehand that we would see World War 3 then when it started it seemed to have a calmer demeanor than the previous 2, I held hope that the debate would end up as a strictly informational debate on what the candidates believed. I was wrong. It seemed like Chris Wallace had a handle on the event when all of a sudden there were 2 and sometimes 3 people talking at once. I am hard of hearing and I have a hard time hearing one voice at times, two is even more difficult and 3 – don’t get me started. My parents always told me it was wrong to interrupt when someone else is talking, I don’t think that Trump or Clinton was around for that lesson. And what was it with the interruption of the word wrong so many times? I guess the best thing about the debate is that there isn’t any more of them. Only 19 days and counting till election.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Someone asked the other day do you eat spam fried, I replied no way. Yuck. I like my Spam raw either on a sandwich or chopped up in my mac and cheese. I don’t eat Spam very often at best maybe one time a year, but when I was a kid it was a staple at the Schmidt house, my Mom would dice it up and put in mac and cheese with some peas and bam we had a dinner. Fast forward 30 years and sure I have it in the cupboard but I really don’t remember the last time I had the pressed ham product. I guess it was when one of my wife’s co-worker made some Spam sushi. It was actually really good. Do you eat Spam, if so when was the last time and are you a raw or fried kind of Spam eater?
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
I have always honored my privilege to vote, in fact I have voted in every general election I have been able to vote in and in the past 20 years I have voted in the primaries as well. You often hear of people saying I only vote in the presidential election. Guess what because so few people vote in the primary we are stuck with the two most unpopular candidates we have ever had, we are going to eventually have either Clinton or Trump leading our country for the next 4 years. Have you thought about that? 4 years of what? Anyway this is the reason that we need to take our privilege to vote more seriously because the lack of interest put us in this situation. Every voting cycle I look forward to what I feel is a civic duty and I look forward to the dog and pony show of going to stand in line to cast my vote, lately there has been an uptick in the amount of early voters in fact it opened yesterday in Wisconsin, and I noticed quite a few of my friends have voted already, I am glad that they voted, early voting isn’t for me. Here is something to think about just because you voted it doesn’t mean that you are going to get any less robo-calls or people ringing your doorbell. They will still bug you until November 8th.
Monday, October 17, 2016
I find it funny to read for the calling of the heads of McCarthy, Rogers and Thompson. After the conclusion of yesterday’s Packer game against the Cowboys people took to social media demanding for a regime change. ??? I don’t get it. I get that they look lost at times, but, to call for the heads of the team that put together the team that we love to watch, I just don’t get. If the Packers all of a sudden turn it around next week and end up with a flawless last 10 games will the outcry change. You bet it will. Am I upset that they have lost a couple of games this season, sure, am I going to ask for the resignation of the brass? No way. I look at it this way, they have a public job and people see their flaws, if we could peer into your day at the job, would we see yours? I bet we would. Give the Packers a break.
Friday, October 14, 2016
I read a post on Facebook this morning that asked the simple question “When you're undercharged at the store do you point out the mistake?” This is a really good question and one that should be asked of our political candidates, I am guessing that they will say yes of course they do, but I would then follow up with what is the cost of a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread or how much is a gallon of gas. I am going to guess that most of our political candidates on the national level have no idea what the cost of the basic necessities of life costs, how about a stick of deodorant or laundry soap? I bet no idea, and maybe just maybe this is what is wrong with the top, that they are so far removed from the “normal” life that we lead there is no connection. Back to the will you point out an undercharge while at the store, yes of course I will, and I have, I have also given back extra change and you are damn sure I will point out when I am overcharged as well. I also use coupons, I work hard for my money.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wouldn’t you think that a police officer in a court room with a jury watching a case, that they would be able to carry a side arm as part of their uniform? I read an article yesterday that had Judge Gonzalez disarming police officers while they were testifying in a battery case. Three La Crosse Police officers were told that they couldn’t wear their firearm or their duty belt while in the courtroom. Apparently having a gun on a belt on a police officer is a distraction to a jury and could be cause for a mistrial. I’ll tell you what I think, if there was a cop in a courtroom on the stand while I was on a jury, and the cop wasn’t packing heat, that would be more of a distraction to me than a cop without a gun on the stands? What do you think? To me it is like a firefighter without their tools trying to fight a fire.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Looks like the government wants to reach deep into our pockets once again this time taking from those who are drinkers of sugary drinks, like sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit punch, sweetened iced tea, and drinks like Kool-Aid and lemonade. Oh yeah this reach for money of course includes pop, or is it soda, or do you call it Coke? I grew up in the Twin Cities and I called it pop, now when I ask for a drink it is usually water. Other people call it soda, and in Georgia they call it Coke. It is all the same, it is sugary, caffeinated water with carbonation. Back to the story of the WHO World Health Organization, they are backing a controversial measure to reverse type 2 diabetes, a 20 to 50% soda tax. I think that they think that an increase in the tax will increase the cost of goods, in turn it will drive the prices up and make people think about buying the pop before they do, in turn making less people buy pop. I don’t know if it will work, look at the amount of people still smoking with those taxes, and how many of us still drive, look at the gas tax.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
I sometimes feel like I am running around chasing my tail, (in case you are wondering, no I really don’t have a tail) with how busy life is these days do you ever feel like you are running in circles as well? The government is now adding to that feeling, well even more than they usually do. More and more communities are getting the run around and the turn around with the roundabout, I go through one now every day on way to work. I don’t mind when they are in a neighborhood since there are no other cars around when you approach plus you can try for the world record of laps in a quiet roundabout. I am going to admit this to you, I get anxious when I approach them, what if I do it wrong, it stems from when I first approached one in the Dells, I didn’t know what to do I got off too early and ended up having to go out my way to get back on track. Personally not a fan of the roundabout, but I am getting better though.
Monday, October 10, 2016
I didn’t get a chance to watch the Packers game last night. I was watching the Town Hall style debate. WOW. It started off harsh and didn’t let up. I honestly think that if the first question asked would have been the question that was posed to the candidates at the end of the night the tone would have been set differently. The final question of the night was what is one thing that you respect about your opponent, Clinton respects Trumps kids and Trump respects Clintons tenacity. I knew right off the bat that the debate was going to be feisty since they didn’t come out and shake hands, hell they didn’t even look at each other. But by the end they shook hands, I wonder what was said in that moment and if there was a power play by either for hand dominance? BTW if that was a Town Hall style debate, it certainly isn’t a town I would like to be a part of.