The National Football League is making a stand on protesting NFL players saying that players must stand during the National Anthem. Do you agree with this? Before you answer, take this into consideration, what if everyone was to stop what they are doing regardless of where they are in the stadium? What if concessions stop, the bathroom closes down, that the tv cameras don’t focus on the players or the stands but focus strictly on the flag? What if the people at home had to stand, and if listening to the game on the radio you stood and sang. Does that change your perception? Do you think that NFL players or anyone for that matter have the right to sit out during the National Anthem? I think that that absolutely you the players and the fans have the right to do what they believe is right, this is after all America. Sit, stand, kneel do whatever. I, however, choose to stand when at a game live, and will continue to sit in my chair and watch the game if televised. I wonder if the NFL changed this up just to appease the advertisers and the tv ratings?
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Over the past few years we have been bombarded with La Crosse best lists from best car lot to best radio station to best fill in the blank. What I want to know is what are the best foods? There is always a list telling us what some people think is the greatest burger, pizza, donut or sandwich. Those lists are based on what? On what people like, right? I don’t want to sway you one way or another on this so I am not even going to even give you any categories, who in your mind has the best food? What foods do you crave, and what is your favorite beverage? Who has the best servers or bartenders? Who is the best of the best? Also, what food or restaurant would you like to see where you live?
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
I am certainly not going to get rich with the $100 per child tax credit that the state of Wisconsin is offering. Governor Scott Walker is sending the supposed surplus back to the taxpayers of Wisconsin. I wonder if it could be better used to perhaps fix the potholes in the state, maybe work on safety in the schools, how about a couple of free days in the state parks or Mississippi River clean-up. There are a lot of great things that the state could improve upon with a pile of cash. While I am not opposed to collecting $100 per child under 18, A hundred bucks isn’t going to make or break anyone. A hundred bucks will pay for a family to go out for dinner at a nice with maybe a movie rental afterward, a couple pairs of shoes for your child, maybe a couple of new outfits for school, or a cheap bike. Don’t get me wrong I already filled out my paperwork for ours, and I encourage you to do the same, but do you really think that $100 will make or break a family?
Monday, May 21, 2018
When I got home from my mini vacation I asked, of course, asked my kids how things went and the typical teenager slash parent talk, then I asked the kids about fear. I asked if they were afraid at school because of the school shooting last week. The answer was no, but that some kids were afraid at school. I couldn’t imagine waking up getting ready for school then going to school and instead of being there to learn, having the fear of who is going to cause the next violent outbreak. The latest school shooting left 10 dead and 13 injured. And for what? I heard a report this morning on way to work that the shooter didn’t shoot people he liked and wanted to injure some and not kill them so that way his story could be told. In my opinion, if you want your story told, do good. Make a splash with positive not negative and for crying out loud, quit hurting people around you.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
It’s a wedding the marriage of two people who you don’t know, nor will you ever know, or will you be invited to the wedding, dinner or the dance. Why do you care? By the next time I work, there will have been a big royal who cares. I really don’t get the hoopla over the royal wedding. I am hard pressed to find a reason to go to weddings of those I know, let alone care about the marriage of two people that live far away and have no meaning what’s-so-ever to me or my life. And what would you get a future king? A blender, some cash, some china? I don’t get it nor will I pretend to care. I do feel bad for the other people who are getting married on the same day because I am guessing that some are going to miss their friend’s wedding to watch the royal wedding.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The process of eminent domain is underway. The city of La Crosse hired a firm out of Eau Claire to oversee dealings with the piece of the puzzle for the entrance of the Riverside North property. The Board of Public Works agreed to pay a company just a bit over 5 grand to make sure that all the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed in the dealings with the Wettstein Brothers JRD Ltd. La Crosse hopes to buy the lot that they own to create the opening needed for the new 65-acre parcel of land the will be developed into housing, some businesses, and some recreation areas. According to the La Crosse Tribune, the city is moving forward with the eminent domain acquisition to ease the process of purchasing it.
Monday, May 14, 2018
You can pretty much order anything on the internet, in fact a grandmother was "very shocked" to find a horse in her backyard after her 13-year-old granddaughter ordered it from the internet. Even though this happened in England, there are still things that I am shocked that you can find on the internet. What are some of the weirdest things that you have heard people buying on the internet? I did a quick search of weird things you can buy online and came up with a bunch that I had no idea you could buy from a potato as a card, to a box of poo, to someone to stand in line for you. I guess that if you have a weird enough idea and willing to post it, there may be a market for it. If you know anyone who would like to purchase my latest mouth x-rays please let me know I heard that there are people who buy weird things online.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Tomorrow it will be 28 years of being married to Marcia, 28 years, where did the time go? I have asked people did your life go as you planned? If someone asked me that same question, I would honestly have to say that my life is better than I thought it would be. I have super friends, a great family and a fantastic caring and loving wife that supports all my hairbrained ideas. I always think it is cheesy when people say I married my best friend, sure maybe at the time Marcia was my best friend, but now, not so much. Now she is much more than that, she is a confidant, my rock, my friend. When we were dating we often talked about the future, I think that most people do, we often have grand illusions to what we wanted, places we want to go and things we want to achieve. I want to take my little space here today to thank Marcia for allowing me to spread my wings and fly to where our dreams would take us. As in every relationship we have had our ups and our downs, and I think if we were really keeping track that there have been more ups than downs. I also think that we are more than friends, we are partners. Happy Anniversary Marcia, I love you.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
As we head into vacation season here is something to consider the number one decision Americans make on vacation, for instance, is getting a divorce, with 31 percent of respondents saying they’d considered the action while away. I wonder where these people are going on vacation? I don’t think I have ever thought that even while on vacation. The second in line was quitting a job (18 percent of people have considered this), now I could see this as a thing especially if you are lying on a beach somewhere enjoying a cocktail at noon while your coworkers are in a meeting. It may cross peoples mind but who really quits? A new survey shows that we as Americans are getting better at taking time off on a survey of more than 4,000 American workers about their vacation habits found that American workers took an average of 17.2 vacation days in 2017, an increase of 0.4 days over the previous year, marking the highest level for American vacation usage since 2010. I am ready for a couple of days off.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Weekends are famous in the Midwest for garage sales, I used to be a big rummage saler, I used to like to pick through someone’s sale tables and try to find the best deal possible, the once in a lifetime find. Those were the days, you used to be able to go to a rummage sale and find some really good deals, now I don’t think as much. Some people who have these sales get an unrealistic value that they place on things based on what I don’t know, but how often have you been to a sale and one of these four things were there, prices so high that you could buy new for cheaper, that the stuff was dirty, or junky or they were selling things like old cool whip and margarine tub and you wondered why they even bothered with the sale. Every once in a while you come across the holy grail of a sale but for the most part at least the ones I have seen lately have been stuff that I would probably just throw away.