Friday, March 30, 2012


WAUKESHA - A Waukesha mailman has been cited and charged with a first offense OWI.
The postal worker's drunken drive ended at near the intersection of Blackstone and Arcadia when he smashed into two cars trying to park his truck.
"He tried to fit his truck in between the two vehicles using them as bumper cars to fit in there," explained Robert Bartz. His employee watched in disbelief as the mailman hit his car multiple times.
The postman-- who police identify as 45 year old Scott Schepp-- was driving drunk, at over twice the legal limit. Police say Schepp had a bottle of brandy inside his delivery truck.
"It was definitely interesting. I wasn't expecting that," said Bartz.

nothing gets by Bartz

MILWAUKEE - A prank turns to terror on Milwaukee's north side.
It happened when a 21-year-old man thought it would be funny to scare his mother when she got home from shopping Thursday night.
He put on a ski mask, confronted her behind their home and pretended to rob her.
Her son was hit at least twice by bullets, one of them to the groin.
He is in the hospital this morning, but there is no word on his condition.

But Momma says she didn't mean it.

Romney’s ‘Humorous’ Tale of a Factory Closing

Mitt Romney opened a “tele-town hall” with Wisconsin voters on Wednesday afternoon with what he described as a “humorous” story highlighting his connections to the state. But not everyone found the story, about his father closing a Michigan factory, quite so funny.
“You may remember my father, George Romney, was president of an automobile company called American Motors and they made Ramblers and Jeeps, and they had a factory in Michigan, and they had a factory in Kenosha, Wis., and another one in Milwaukee, Wis.,” Mr. Romney began. “And as the president of the company he decided to close the factory in Michigan and move all the production to Wisconsin. Now later he decided to run for governor of Michigan, and so you can imagine that having closed the factory and moved all the production to Wisconsin was a very sensitive issue to him, for his campaign.”
Mr. Romney continued, chuckling at points:
“And I recall at one parade where he was going down the street, he was led by a band — they had a high school band that was leading each of the candidates — and his band did not know how to play the Michigan fight song, it only knew how to play the Wisconsin fight song. So every time they would start playing ‘On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!’ my dad’s political people would jump up and down and try to get them to stop, because they didn’t want people in Michigan to be reminded that my dad had moved production to Wisconsin.”

Now, if only Santorum could tell a joke that well.

Bemused curiosity is turning into worry and aggravation for families in a small Wisconsin town longing for peace and quiet after three nights of mysterious booming noises that have sent some residents into the streets -- sometimes still in their pajamas.
The strange disturbance sounds like distant thunder, fireworks or someone slamming a heavy door. At first, many people were amused. But after a third restless night Tuesday into Wednesday, exasperation is mounting. And some folks are considering leaving town until investigators determine the source of the racket. "My husband thought it was cool, but I don't think so. This is not a joke," said Jolene Van Beek, who awoke early Sunday to a loud boom that shook her house. "I don't know what it is, but I just want it to stop."
The booming in Clintonville continued Monday and Tuesday nights and into Wednesday morning, eventually prompting Van Beek to take her three sons to her father's home, 10 minutes away, so they could get some uninterrupted sleep.

No, Jolene, not a joke.  Mitt's was funnier.


Ahab said...

As for the OWI mailman, who hasn't felt a little frustrated trying to find a parking space? Those spaces are awfully tight.

As for the young man pretending to rob his mother ... ::facepalm::

susan said...

It sounds to me as if Mitt Romney is probably too stupid to be allowed out alone never mind run for the presidency. I guess it's a bit late for that assessment, eh?

So were those earthquakes in Clintonville or not?

Randal Graves said...

I better stop ordering booze through the mail.

Cynthianne said...

That Romney- What a card- a laugh a minute. We'll really be rolling in the aisles if he is elected. The fun has only started... Excuse me- I have to go google which states have legalized euthanasia. Just in case...

Life As I Know It Now said...

Mitt Romney's joke was received with less enthusiasm than he anticipated, right? And what WAS the cause of the booming noise anyway?

okjimm said...

Ahab... kinda gives another twist on 'going postal'

Susan, that Romney...he sure tells good ones. Still not sure about whether it was an earthquake or Clinton Schultz on septic tank acting up.

Cynthianne.... What till he really gets going...with his Mormon jokes.

Life... they say 'earthquake' but I think it was just some bad cheese someone sent to the land fill.

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