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:
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 lineSeveral 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.”
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!!!