Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 22 voting

Last night I was on a panel for a couple of local debates, I asked the question “Early voting started this week, the opportunity to vote is a great privilege, however many don’t vote.  How can we get more people to the polls?” I was corrected that voting is a right, I agree that voting is a right but a right that many refuse to partake in so in my mind it is a privilege.  Be it a right or a privilege there are far too many people who beat the drum of democracy and still refuse to partake in this event.  With presidential elections at about 60% turnout and midterm elections at 40% this is far too many people who take this right seriously.  Please vote on November 4th

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 21 parking

The one thing you hear people complain about most in La Crosse is parking and that will soon be at the top of minds when alternate side parking is implemented next month.  We always have alternate side parking November 1st through April 1st if there is snow or no snow.  I personally dislike this law, and I have in 22 years of living in La Crosse only had 2 tickets for parking on the wrong side of the street.  The city will be talking parking tomorrow at 4 at city hall, not about alternate side parking but about the parking ramps and what the city charges to park in the ramps.  I for one think we have a bargain when it comes to downtown parking.  A couple of free hours of parking then only 75 cents an hour maximum of 6 bucks per day, big city folks would jump at the chance to only pay that little.  Is it perfect, no, but is it doable, yes.   

Monday, October 20, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 20 random act of kindness

On facebook I got invited to participate in Random Act of Kindness day.  I was intrigued so I googled it and found that there are a few of them out there, however since I never heard of it before I am going to participate in the 2nd annual Random Act of Kindness day tomorrow.  October 21st this date was picked to honor the persons Mother and her Mom’s birthday.  So I challenge you to participate in this day tomorrow, and maybe do it a few times per year on dates that are important to you.  The acts don’t have to be big, you could buy coffee for the person behind you in line, or you could hold the door for someone, rake the neighbor’s yard, call and take a friend out for lunch, do something and make the day great.  I am guessing that your random act will not only feel good to the recipient but to you as well.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 17 street crossing

Don’t you hate when the websites that you are a member to doesn’t work, by allowing you to log in?  I went to one this morning to get some quick reading done and it wouldn’t allow me in.  It said wrong user name and password, it can’t be it has worked for a long time and I haven’t changed it this is irritating.  You know what else bugs me is when you are driving down West Avenue by the University and the students cross the street but push the button for the cross walk before they go causing the flow of traffic to stop.  Or when you stop when there are students in the cross walk and you stop to allow them to cross and they don’t give you the wave.  I am not asking for much just a common courtesy of a nod, a smile or quick wave.   

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 16 ebola

Nurse number two now has Ebola and she flew, with a low grade fever.  I think she should be held responsible for the cleanup cost of the plane and for the testing of the people that were around her.  If you knowingly spread disease or virus shouldn’t you be held responsible?   The claims I heard on air said she contacted the CDC about the flight, I wonder who at the CDC approved her flight?  And should they be held responsible for the extra panic that we have all felt also? Also didn’t she fly from Dallas to Cleveland and then back?   I think we should do like other countries and we should shut down travel with countries that have the Ebola virus and focus on eradicating this virus. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 15 roundabouts

I sometimes feel like I am running around chasing my tail, (no I really don’t have a tail) you ever feel like you are 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 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, my son drove laps around the one on the south side 16 times before he got bored with it.  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, I also wonder if they are called roundaboots in Canada?  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 14 pay attention

I am going to put on my preachy Dad hat now.  You know I mention it all the time to pay attention when doing things.  I saw an adult yesterday at my sons football game texting and walking while avoiding puddles walk into a table.  He didn’t fall but come on people pay attention.  This goes for all aspects of life, from driving to walking to what you do on your computer.  I recall when I was a kid my Dad would say to me use your head for something other than to hold your glasses or your hat.  It must have done something for me cause I don’t like to wear hats.  Seriously though I think we need to put away our phones and enjoy what is around us we need to live in the here and now not what could be.  I too am guilty of this, but I can honestly say to this point I have not walked into a table.  Pay attention. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 13 choices

Life is about choices.  We make good and bad choices all the time.  I went to the Ark game on Friday, it’s the game between the two local high schools, this year the Logan Rangers dominated the Central Red Raiders.  The bad choice there was at half time a Central student decided to shed his clothing and go for a job across the football field.  I think the best hit in the game was the coach tackling the kid.  I found out after the game that most of the students knew that this was going to happen, which surprises me that it was able to be pulled off.   As a parent I would be mortified if my kids did something such as this, you know we work our lives to teach our kids right from wrong and when they get the chance they make their own choices.  Speaking of choices, we have our choices to make in a few weeks with the mid-term election, the first of two debates was last Friday night, who do you think won?  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 10 voter id

The US Supreme Court has blocked the State of Wisconsin from requiring the use of photo id to vote.  I waffle on this decision as I used to believe that you should have a photo id to vote but can see how there really weren’t that many people who cheated the system.  I understand that having only one fake vote spoils the whole process, but really requiring a voter id kind of puts a damper on voters anyway.  I look at it this way Election Day is coming up on November 4th.  I bet that most of the people reading this do not even know outside of the Governor’s race who is running and what that person stands for.  I think instead of worrying about if someone has the proper id we should really worry if people have the proper education to make a good choice.  Once we start getting more people who take their job as an American seriously and get out and vote then and maybe then we can worry if there is someone pretending to be someone else, till then lets just work on educating the voters.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Daily Dose of BS Oct 9 flu shot

I am not afraid of getting a shot, or blood drawn.  A couple weeks ago I got the phenomena shot, today I will be getting my flu shot.  Funny when I get a shot or get blood drawn I like to watch, I mention it to whomever is doing the shot as to not make them uncomfortable, about a month ago I was in for my health screening physical for insurance and mentioned it to the lady doing the blood draw she said she doesn’t like to watch but she gets paid pretty well, we both had a laugh.  I wonder what makes people afraid of getting shots?  Out of my four kids only one of my kids hates it, maybe it is a percentage thing.  Do you get a flu shot, why or why not and are you afraid of needles, or dislike shots?