Governor Walker made a quick stop in La Crosse yesterday to talk about a proposal to overhaul welfare in the state making the requirements some of the toughest in the country. The proposal would force parents on food stamps with school-aged kids to work or be on the job training, also adding the requirement of photo id for food stamp recipients. Walker defends the package as a way to get more people off public assistance and into the workforce. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling. “It’s sad and desperate that he thinks the best way to win re-election is to go after struggling families who are trying to get ahead,” Walkers proposal also would require drug screening, testing and treatment to be eligible for public housing, and Forbid anyone living in a home worth double the median value home, about $321,000, or owning vehicles worth more than $20,000 from receiving food stamps and other Medicaid benefits.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
America’s opioid epidemic kills more people per year than breast cancer, and yesterday Walmart pharmacy rolled out a product that provides a safe way to get rid of extra prescription opioid drugs. Kudos to the big box store for coming up with what I hope is a dent in the problem with opioid addiction. The product called DisposeRx turns any form of opioid including powders, pills, tablets, capsules, liquids or patches into a gel that can’t be converted back into a usable drug. Walmart will be handing out this new product with each new opioid prescription and existing customers can ask for one at any time. About a third of all prescribed prescriptions go unused, I think that this is a great first step.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Am I the only one who is sick of the thousands of junk emails that we get each and every day? I have a few email accounts, my gmail one, my business one and my radio station one. Between the different accounts and texts and various things that we get everyday I am guessing that we are reading a book a day, and that is just the messages that don’t get kicked out of our message in box from the spam filter. After the first round of defense, I for one look at my inbox and delete about ¾ of my emails before even opening them up. Who is reading this email? Who is thinking this is a really good idea, send our account numbers to some Nigerian Prince so that they can smuggle money out of their country? Why would I want to buy counterfeit prescriptions from Canada, Mexico or Alabama? Why is some company in India trying to sell me SEO products for my business? This type of marketing must be working because they are still trying to get us to pony up and buy this that and the other thing, or to send our social security numbers so that we can claim our 4.6 million pound prize from Google Belgium. I hope your smarter than to send your information to someone asking for your info via the internet with a Dear Sir or Madam, or a phone call, but if your not please send your check or money order to Daily Dose of BS 1407 2nd Ave N, Onalaska Wisconsin 54650.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Last year on an icy La Crosse day my boys wanted to ice skate in front of our house, at first, I said no then thought what the heck. I videoed them and it had over 2 million views, a video that I took of my kids went viral. The kids were excited, we heard from friends from around the country after it hit Good Morning America. There are a lot of things that go viral, and you never know what will and what won’t. I saw a video on Facebook at the beginning of winter that had some people put their faces in fluffy snow then videoed the outcome it was cool as the face implant looked like their face, I tried that yesterday expecting it not to work, guess what it did. There are other viral videos out there of people doing stupid things like the cinnamon challenge where you eat a tablespoon of cinnamon or the hot pepper challenge. Dumb. But the newest in viral stupidity is the laundry pod challenge. Who is raising our kids? Don’t they know that this is stupid?
Monday, January 15, 2018
I get it we all make mistakes. I do you do we all do. Could you imagine if your job was to alert the people of Hawaii of an issue and you dropped the bomb figuratively not literally. How would you have felt if you were minding your own business, looking forward to a pleasant day living in or visiting Hawaii and suddenly you get a text from the texting robots telling you ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill. I think I would go into panic mode. The worst part of it all is that it took 38 minutes for the second alert to reach all the phones for the all clear. The president of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, called the mistake — which sent terrified tourists searching for shelter — “regrettable and completely avoidable.” and that “Hawaii continues to be the safest, cleanest and most welcoming travel destination in the world, and the alarm created today by the false alert does not change that at all.”
Friday, January 12, 2018
The President of the United States asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” I was personally shocked when I first read that. I double checked and triple checked my sources, then I called my boss and asked what to do. Do I talk about it? Do I bring up the word or gloss over it like many are doing? I was told to use my judgement. I feel like the comment made by the President of the United States is newsworthy. According to the Oxford Dictionaries, the word is defined as “An extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place.” Is there a place and a time for vulgar language? Personally, I think that there is, however do I think that the President of the United States should use it to describe another county no F’in way.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Yesterday I talked to an infection control specialist about the flu, there is an outbreak in 46 of the states. I got my flu shot back in September and knock on wood, I have had a flu free winter so far. Sure I have had the sniffles a few times, but for the most part been doing ok. I have heard both sides of the story about why not to get the shot, but I work in the public and see lots of people and shake lots of hands, and I mean I do shake hands none of that fist bump BS. I also have kids and talk for a living so getting influenza is out of the question for me. Lots of people think if I get the flu shot will get the flu, or you won’t get stomachaches or headaches. Its not the case, the flu shot will help you from getting influenza which is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. It spreads easily and the Flu symptoms usually start quickly. The first symptom of the flu is a fever but can include: Body aches, Chills, Dry cough, Increased breathing symptoms and much more. Also remember you are not only getting the shot for yourself but to stop the spread of the flu. To find out more about getting your flu shot give the county health department a call at 608-785-9723 you won’t be sorry.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Ever thought about the stuff that you have laying around your home, I mean the stuff that you have laying around that you really don’t need. I look at my office at home and it is the collection spot for things to go and slowly die, the old cellphones that still work but have no use, but are kept just because they may save you from having to buy a new phone when the one you have decided not to work how about all the chargers and the cords that go with those old phones, tablets. Computers, and TVs that are just lying around. I have been pitching these but they seem to multiply every time they are in a dark room by themselves. I opened one of our junk drawers the other day and found two digital cameras there staring up at me and the clothes that line the closets and drawers around our homes would fill a few racks at the stores. I do know of some people who take pride in having clothes from many years ago, an example is my dad who just visited last weekend showing off to my kids that he is still using the shoes he got when he was in the Navy 50 years ago. They look it. Anyway, I guess I am saying it is ok to go through and get rid of some of the stuff in your home. It isn’t worth what you think it is.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
We have a billionaire business tycoon now as President of the United States, would you vote for a billionaire talk-show-host-turned-media-mogul as the next President? Since the Golden Globes on Sunday there has been talk of an Oprah Winfrey presidential run in 2020. Before you discount it think about this she has the same political experience as President Trump did heading into the election and she has likeability. I wonder though, what happened to having experience, qualifications, and judgement to be the President?
Monday, January 8, 2018
Art is subjective and means something different to different people. I get that. As a person who creates on a daily basis I get that somedays creations are better than others and that some people likes some of what I do, others don’t. My feelings don’t get hurt over this. La Crosse currently has a problem with a piece of loaned art, the “Hatched Baby” sculpture of a blue baby hatching from an egg. How about bringing in the Blue Man Group to do a photo shoot with it. I am not sure if this is an outdoor piece of art. If it is, we could put it in one of the lessor known parks for the exposure that it would bring to that park, we could put the questionable art work in a new space perhaps we could come up with a safe space for showcasing creations, it could have a stage, a few walls, a place for larger pieces, and a giant refrigerator for kids to showcase their artwork. Or it could go in one of the empty spaces in the mall. Or it could be part of a parklet downtown. See if a little time goes in to the thought process, a solution could be found.