Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Yessirre, Bob... it snowed again last night.  Bunches.  Those big white flake thingees.  Wetter 'n all get out.  Thunder, too.
Well.... in times like that I brace myself and do the only sensible thing..... I walk the two blocks to Oblio's and have a beer!

Predictably... it wasn't very crowded, but there was nothing good on ?FOX? last night, so what the heck.
Todd, one of the owners was polishing the bar.  We go wayyyyyy  back to University days.... and we like to bring up a few old stories.... great stuff.
Used to be an old  run down bar on the south shore of Lake Butte Des Morts,  out on Reighmore Road, amongst some dumpy low-down decrepit fishing shacks and  dumpy run-down decrepit cottages that had the some of the cheapest beer around.  It was about an eight mile drive out there, but could be well worth the trip. Really cheap beer. See, if you bought Old Frank, the owner, more than a few shots of cheap,rot-gut,whiskey, he would go take a nap and let us run the bar. "youse guys take over," he would say. "leave some beer for tomorrow." We would leave the money, but it was kind of fun to be twenty and have your own bar in the middle of a Saturday afternoon.  We would call his son before we left and tell him Frank was napping.
Gees, good stuff, some of those stories.

Well, soon enough Karl from the newspaper walks in. He's one of the Editors and, seeing as the News office is only a couple of blocks from Oblio's he is prone to stop for a couple on his way home.  Plus he will tell you tomorrows news a night a head of time, so it saves you the cost of the paper, see.

Seems Governutz Walker wants to act like Governutz Synder of MI

Following the lead of Michigan GOP Governor Rick Snyder, Walker is said to be preparing a plan that would allow him to force local governments to submit to a financial stress test with an eye towards permitting the governor to take over municipalities that fail to meet with Walker’s approval.

Oh, it was such a funny story.... Todd, Karl and I, we laughed and laughed. Boy, those Republican Governors, what a funny bunch!  I really like the jokes they tell.... like, " Whatta you do with a $3 billion Dollar deficit?" "Blame it on teachers!"

Boy, that one breaks me up everytime!!

Karl said that the signatures are complete for three State Republican Senators, Dan Kapanke, Luther Olsen, and our Home Boy, Randy Hopper.  Randy is the funny guy who left his wife for a woman thirty years younger.... and lived out of district.  Seems Randy wanted to get in touch with his "people" so he held a town hall thingee.... but... it didn't quite run like you think it would

Wisconsin state Senator Randy Hopper won’t answer any questions from constituents at local events:
Several people in a crowd of about 200 displayed anger and dismay Monday night when state Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, said a listening session would not involve answers from him.(…) “I’m not going to be commenting and we’re not going to take questions,” Hopper said. “I’m here to listen to you today.”
While he isn’t answering any questions, Hopper graciously sent a letter to his constituents letting them know they can submit their comments to him through more channels than just these in-person events. For example, they can also submit their comments through a phone sex chat line

Yupperz.... seems like they sent out a  mailing that had the wrong #800 number on it... and if you called the message was.... "Hey there, sexy guy..." course, if you really want to talke with Randy he is at 888-736-8720..... it was published in the paper.... so ANYONE who wants to ask a question that he would not answer at the town hall listening session can call and ask it on a answering machine that he will not listen too!
Boy.... those guys are funny!!!

OK... time to go get some coffee.  Hey, Easter is almost upon us... that's when Jesus wakes from the Dead, comes outside, sees his shadow and we get six more weeks of winter.

Don't forget to kiss your Egg Sunday!!!


Gavrillo said...

okjimm, You ever heard of a bar in Oshkosh called Doc and Smittys? How'bout the Loft (when I went to UW-Oshkosh they had an all you can drink for a buck night). Back then it was called WSU-O.Beer riots closed highway 41. Woo hoo. Dan Kapanke calls off news conferences, town hall meetings and the like when the crowd gets ugly. The local radio station airs an ad about Hanky Kapanke that starts " Grandfather, husband and father...recall Dan Kapanke, I think not. I literally gagged and threw the radio to the cement floor of the garage.

okjimm said...

Ya, I heard Kapanke is quite the jerk. And that Albert Darling is now starting to flip flop on a bunch of Walker's initiatives. We already have a candidate running against Hopper... that guy is gone!!
Doc and Smitty's I don't recall... but I did have a few out at the Loft....I believe it's last 'run' was aa a strip club. Used to go to Beaner's over on Ohio St.... but for the most part stayed close to campus or downtown.... the old B&B Tap was my most frequent haunt. Gees, I didn't know you went to Oshkosh....whoa.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

Walker the Tool is just digging his own grave isn't he? Tell me they will start a recall campaign the minute they are legally able to...pretty please?

okjimm said...

Dusty... it is all ready geared up.... 4 state Senators are currently facing re call elections this June... and unprecedented number in American politics... FOUR at the same time. RECALL Walker offices have been set up.

Sherry Peyton said...

I can't figure out how any of these idiots expect to not be recalled. Can't they read? Can't they count? Apparently not.

And that bit about Jesus? Just blasphemous. Get thee behind me Satan! Jebus is gonna get cha Jimmy...soon as he's done eatin' his ham dinner on Sunday. :/

okjimm said...

correction... a FOURTH Republican Sen. Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls has had her recall papers filed

Sherry //Just blasphemous//

oh, I don't think he would mind, too much. And I think he eats lamb.... you know, it's in the Bible... Lamb of God.... mint sauce, too. he he he... Now, don't get mad at me!!!

susan said...

I reeaally believe it's time to go back to hand counting paper ballots. These computer thingies and the people who get a little extra on the side to program them have glitched big time. While I'm at at it I'll mention campaign finance reform. Geez. Do you have an extra beer?

Randal Graves said...

This is not fair. YOU, bane of snow, get snow, we had 60° and rain.

How about we just get rid of states altogether. How useful have they been? Not very.

okjimm said...

Susan....for you, kiddo.... always a beer. you weather any old time. This is pushing five months.... how can I grill out bratwurst!!!

nonnie9999 said...

wisconsin politics are so much more entertaining than floriduhhh politics. wisconsin makes me laugh; floriduhhh makes me want to throw people at rocks. maybe i'll feel better if we get to recall the asswipes, too.

okjimm said...

nonnie.... Wisconsin makes me laugh to.... and shakes my head....rattles my bones... till I doan know what to do!

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