My Most Popular Blogs (08/29/22)

Here are my most popular blogs from last week, Sunday – Saturday:

1) Franklin lost its football season opener, and that’s OK

2) Today’s highly interesting (08/22/22): Good News: Parents Are Dropping Kids Out of Public School

3) Turns out Tim Michels isn’t Herb Kohl after all

4) Today’s highly interesting read (08/24/22): Race Matching and Other Crazy Theories Destroying Our Schools

5) When is that damn bridge project going to be finished?

6) Today’s highly interesting read (08/23/22): Fauci’s Biggest Crime

7) Today’s highly interesting read (08/25/22): If You Can’t Change Your School, Do These 5 Things Instead

8) Today’s highly interesting read (08/26/22): You Don’t Need a College Degree to Know Canceling Student Debt Is Wrong

9) Can the Milwaukee Milkmen catch the Chicago Dogs for 1st place? I say yes


BREAKING NEWS: Fireworks are NOT over in Franklin

It is clear Franklin that folks in this city LOVE their fireworks.

The Milwaukee Milkmen play their final home season regular game on Thursday, September 1st, at Franklin Field against the current division leading Chicago Dogs in the American Association.  A spot for 1st place in division could be at stake.

Fireworks from the Rock for that night have been confirmed and scheduled.

More details to follow.

Thank you to the Rock for this promotion.

UPDATE: Can the Milwaukee Milkmen catch the Chicago Dogs for 1st place? I say yes

Previously on This Just In…

UPDATE AS OF 7:30 pm Sunday, 08/28/22

Not a good weekend for the Milkmen. After the dust settled today the Milkmen have lost two in a row while the Chicago Dogs have won two in a row to open a three-game lead in the division standings.

The regular season goes through and ends September 5th. Can the Milkmen still catch the Dogs?

The answer is of course. But it’s now more difficult.

Good news! Starting Monday the Milkmen begin a three-game series at Franklin Filed. Sweep the series and now we’re in business.

Let’s  head out to Franklin Field and support the Milkmen in their division chase.

And BTW…

Culinary no-no #746


The NFL 2022 season opens on Thursday, Sept. 8, when the Buffalo Bills visit the Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams. For the Green Bay Packer their home opener is Sunday NIGHT, September 18, when they host their rivals, the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

NFL football means tailgating. But the parking lot ritual must be done properly.

Seriously, there are rules to be followed if you want the best experience.

Tailgate must-haves? Here are a few recommended by Good Housekeeping: Charred Corn with Parmesan-Parsley Butter, Coca Cola Chicken Wings, 7-Layer Salad, Fried Chicken, Chili Dogs, Hearty Bean and Beef Chili, Grilled Chicken with White BBQ Sauce, Sweet ‘N’ Tangy Pasta Salad, Creamy Beer Cheese Dip, St. Louis–Style Ribs.

The worst tailgate foods according to Men’s Journal: Chili with cheese, Spinach dip, Hot wings, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. Why? The Journal says they’re too fatty.

More on the subject of the worst…

OK, regular readers know that usually there’s a huge build-up to the actual no-no (that you’ve already read if you go this far), and this week’s no-no is one of the most egregious of the more than 700 I’ve posted.

And if you haven’t figured it out, here goes. And more detail here.


Are You Serious? Never Buy Ice Cream Before Doing This, Or You Could Die?

Spicy Rose

Yankees fan who used hot dog as beer straw is either a genius, sicko, or both

Photos of the Week (08/28/22)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Pages from the affidavit by the FBI in support of obtaining a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate are photographed. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ordered the Justice Department to make public a redacted version of the affidavit it relied on when federal agents searched Trump’s estate to look for classified documents. Photo: AP

2) Family, parents and friends file out of a meeting where Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo was dismissed by the Board of Trustees of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, Aug. 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: AP

3) Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III is overcome with emotion while briefing the media on Monday, August 22, on the condition of two officers who were shot while serving a court order at a residence in Oklahoma City. Sgt. Bobby Swartz died from his injuries, and the other deputy was in stable condition after being rushed to the hospital. Photo: Doug Hoke, AP

4) A boy jumps from a tank at an exhibition of destroyed Russian military vehicles and weapons, dedicated to the upcoming country’s Independence Day, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the center of Kyiv, Ukraine August 21, 2022. Photo: REUTERS / Valentyn Ogirenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

5) Palestinian artists draw paintings inside the damaged house of Gaza artist Duniana Al-Amour, who was killed during Israel-Gaza fighting earlier this month, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Reuters

6) NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captures new images of Jupiter showcasing auroras and hazes. Webb sees Jupiter with its faint rings, which are a million times fainter than the planet, and two tiny moons called Amalthea and Adrastea. (image processing by Ricardo Hueso (UPV/EHU) and Judy Schmidt). Photo: NASA

7) A boy cries outside his classroom on the first day of in-person classes at a public school in San Juan City, Philippines. Photo: REUTERS/Eloisa Lope

8) A newly married couple kisses during Pope Francis’s weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at The Vatican. Photo: AP

9) A reveler dances next to a police officer at Notting Hill Carnival in London. Photo: Reuters


Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022 – in pictures

Today’s highly interesting read (08/28/22): Attacks on Churches Are War on Our Communities

On this Sunday today’s read is from Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich, the Chief Executive Officer of Gingrich 360, a multimedia production and consulting company based in Arlington, Virginia. Here’s an excerpt:

According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, there have been at least 157 incidents of arson, destruction, and vandalism of Catholic Churches since May of 2020. We must ensure that every American has the right to worship freely and in accordance with his or her conscience here in the United States.

Read the entire column here.

Week-ends (08/27/22)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of  This Just In…


Cara Mund

Appleton Boy Scouts

Sue and Rick Rosenwald


Wauwatosa School Board

Debra Steidel Wall

Gay married couple in Georgia


“Democrats’ student loan socialism is a slap in the face to working Americans who sacrificed to pay their debt or made different career choices to avoid debt. A wildly unfair redistribution of wealth toward higher-earning people.”
Mitch McConnell

“Pay your own damn loans. Ex-college students aren’t the only people with debt. And why should blue collar workers subsidize college graduates. And where’s Biden’s constitutional authority to forgive loans?”
Mark Levin

“There is no such thing as student loan forgiveness. There is only student loan transferral, where the debt is transferred from the person who took out the loan to someone else who did not take out the loan.”
Matt Walsh

“If you can cancel debt with no costs or repercussions, then let’s just cancel the national debt.”
Carol Roth

“It would represent a middle finger to the Constitution, which vests legislative power in Congress, not the president. It would represent a middle finger to Congress, which has not given the executive branch the authority to give $10,000 each to millions of college students. It would represent a middle finger to the Department of Education, which found last year that it ‘does not have statutory authority to provide blanket or mass cancellation, compromise, discharge or forgiveness of student loan principal balances, and/or to materially modify the repayment amounts or terms thereof.’ Nancy Pelosi confirmed last summer that ‘the president can’t do it — so that’s not even a discussion.’ She said, ‘Not everybody realizes that, but the president can only postpone, delay but not forgive.’ Biden’s response? A middle finger.”Charles C.W. Cooke

“Biden’s decision to waive student loan debt will increase inflation and is another gift to the rich. Tennesseans should not be forced to pay for coastal elites to get their PhD in gender studies.”
Senator Marsha Blackburn

“Student loan debt relief is spending that raises demand and increases inflation. It consumes resources that could be better used helping those who did not, for whatever reason, have the chance to attend college. It will also tend to be inflationary by raising tuitions.”
Economist Larry Summers, Obama’s senior economic advisor

“My mortgage identifies as a student loan. Can I stop paying now?” —Benny Johnson

“Every piece I read about “banned books” always ends up being a story about how progressives believe they’re the only ones who should be allowed to decide what is read in schools/libraries.“
David Harsanyi

“The greatest threat to our democracy is not Trump voters or parents protesting at school board meetings, but the permanent Washington elite which has weaponized the govt and teamed up with corporate media to intimidate and silence those who dare to disagree with them.”
Tulsi Gabbard

“Americans all across the country are back at work in record numbers. [Twenty-two] states — a record high — have unemployment rates at or below 3 percent, and 14 states now have their lowest unemployment rate on record. This is the latest sign that my Administration’s economic plan is working.”
Joe Biden, who failed to mention that most of those states are Republican-led

“This is a national security crisis. When so many of our children are not learning, we’re in trouble. We need STEM education. Heavens, we need children who can just read and write. How about that? And add one plus one. We don’t have that.”
Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears

“We urge you to take immediate action to address any threats of violence against law enforcement that appear on your company’s platforms. … Violent rhetoric and personal threats and attacks toward law enforcement officers have deadly consequences.”
House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and House National Security Subcommittee Stephen Lynch (D-MA) in letters to social media platforms

 “So, where were these protest letters back in 2020 when their Marxist Black Lives Matter radicals and antifa of self-styled ‘anti-fascist’ fascists constituencies were burning down inner-cities, battling and murdering cops, all while beingstirred into violence frenzies by Democrats? Social media platforms were instrumental in fomenting the ‘summer of rage’ violence.”
Mark Alexander

“Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak.”
Senator Rand Paul

“In January, a GOP Congress should hold Fauci fully accountable for his dishonesty, corruption, abuse of power, and multiple lies under oath. Never in our nation’s history has one arrogant bureaucrat destroyed more people’s lives.”
Senator Ted Cruz

“There is nothing that I cannot defend. I can respect disagreement, but there’s a big difference between disagreement and investigating somebody for doing something terrible.”
Anthony Fauci, rejecting GOP calls for investigation

“You don’t get to say whether you go. You get a congressional subpoena, you show up, or you get the Steve Bannon treatment.”
Megyn Kelly responding to Fauci’s claim that he’ll “consider” appearing before Congress

“Someone needs to grab that little elf and chuck him across the Potomac.”
Ron DeSantis

“The government’s disrespect for marriage and family inherently undermines the family and contributes to cultural degradation.”
Johnny B. Davis

“I have a controversial idea about paying off student loan debt: don’t take out debt you will likely be unable to pay off, and don’t ask others to pay off your debts.”
Ben Shapiro

“So if She-Hulk gets mad enough, she can open a pickle jar by herself?”
Frank J. Fleming

“I’m not actually worried about the cost of college because my son is 6 foot 5 so he’s gonna get a women’s basketball scholarship.”
Jimmy Failla


‘Pedophilia took a win’ in Wisconsin school board approval Monday of gender-bending sex ed lessons as young as kindergarten, activist says


Will the media ask Josh Kaul why he lists zero law enforcement endorsements or will they show bias by ignoring the question?

Whatever happened to the Ukraine War?


Momentum shift for the Dems re: midterms


The giant slide

Student debt; getting out of public schools; Fauci’s biggest crime; manhood; war on prayer

Here are this week’s highly interesting reads:

Today’s highly interesting read (08/26/22): You Don’t Need a College Degree to Know Canceling Student Debt Is Wrong

Today’s highly interesting read (08/25/22): If You Can’t Change Your School, Do These 5 Things Instead

Today’s highly interesting read (08/24/22): Race Matching and Other Crazy Theories Destroying Our Schools


Today’s highly interesting read (08/23/22): Fauci’s Biggest Crime

Today’s highly interesting (08/22/22): Good News: Parents Are Dropping Kids Out of Public School

UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/21/22): War on Prayer by Atheists, Socialists, & Communists

Today’s highly interesting read (08/21/22): War on Prayer by Atheists, Socialists, & Communists