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MY TRIP TO ARIZONA

After 2 wonderful weeks in Arizona we are back with a new appreciation of the natural beauty of our country. We arrived in Maricopa County on March 15th and learned that Sheriff Joe enforces strict drunk driving laws. These laws are much stricter that we have here in a state like Wisconsin {Drinking culture}.

After spending time with Eau Claire friends who are Snow Birds in Sun City and Goodyear, staying near where That German co-Pilot took some of his pilot training. Waking up and picking Oranges and Lemons from their trees was truly fun. Thanks to our Eau Claire friends, and even had time to visit with Chicago friends too. Arizona {Phoenix metro has changed since I was at Cub Fantasy Camp in 1988} has 7 million population now.

We had the opportunity to watch The Cubs and Brewers 3 times. The Cubs' new stadium was beautiful and Cub Fans are so very friendly {instant brotherhood based on over 100 years {1908} of frustration}. Bryant and Soler are for real CUB Fans.

At the Brewer Maryville stadium, we ran into newly retired Jake Leinenkugel who received a loud cheer when throwing out the ceremonial 1st pitch. He said "I can’t get away from Marty even in Arizona." We saw Robin Yount but Not Hank The Dog.

Then we headed for The Flagstaff area {Williams Arizona} and then a 2+ hour train ride to the South rim of the “GRAND CANYON” …OMG, pictures do not do it justice. This site is beyond description. You must put it on your BUCKET LIST. It brought me to an emotional reaction looking down on the Colorado River a mile below on the rim. Then a day in SEDONA -- another natural wonder, too. We spent time with relatives in Scottsdale.

So we had a great time watching “THE BADGERS” on TV…beat ARIZONA too! GO BUCKY and Frank The Tank. Now it’s back to following Spring in Badgerland. Catch you on AM 790 or online at WWW.WAYY790.COM Thursdays 7:30 to 9:30 AM Central time.


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“ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY ENEMY” PM NETANYAHU

Those of you who thought He should not have given that SPEECH:

“SHAME ON YOU”.

I may not be the most religious Jew.

BUT I was born a Jew and I will Die a Jew.

Listen to BIBI before it’s too LATE.

NO DEAL WITH IRAN IS BETTER THAN A BAD DEAL.

ISIS AND IRAN ARE BOTH OUR ENEMY.

STAND UP…. Back Israel AND Netanyahu.

“NEVER AGAIN” will a tyrant destroy the Jewish People.

Neville Chamberlin thought He could deal with a Tyrant…How did that work out?

BIBI is a leader… we need one here in the USA. Read more...

ISIS - HOW TO STOP THEM

Great E-mail  from my Ex-Brother-in-Law...
Thanks Alan in Arizona.  I wish to share it with you.

(I have edited some of his comments.) Read more...

Chicago Has Lost A Legend

I was 5 years old the day my Dad Irv took me to Wrigley Field in 1948 for my 1st Cub game. The players I remember were Phil Cavaretta…Andy Pafko {Boyceville’s own}…Hank Sauer and Charlie Grimm…But in the late '50s, I remember seeing a picture in the Chicago Sun-Times of 2 Negro League youngsters reporting the same day to Wrigley: Gene Baker and Ernie Banks {The 1st black players on the Cubs}.

From day one I admired Baker and Banks, especially the kid with wrists that could hit a baseball out onto Waveland Ave.

Friday night I received an e-mail from my friend Mike Sullivan telling me Mr. CUB had passed. All day Saturday listening to sports radio, hundreds of baseball fans paid him tribute.

"LETS PLAY 2" was Ernie’s favorite phrase. The day I got to shake his hand at a Cub Convention, I will remember forever…He was there along with Handy Andy…Fergy and Billy and Randy Hundley and Beckert…and many others.

Ernie was the star of many of our youth. The '69 Cubs were my favorites, and in 1989 in Mesa, I played against them…

REST IN PEACE MR. CUB………Say hello to Jack Brickhouse …Vince…and Lou and Harry…and all the boys like my 1st hero Phil Cavaretta of Lane Tech High School.  Oh ,and Ronnie Santo, too. Read more...

ITS TOUGH BEING A PACKER AND CUB FAN

OMG, since I have been a young boy I have rooted for 2 sports teams faithfully. The CUBS have toyed with my emotions since I was 5. In 2003 they were 5 outs from the World Series and folded in the stretch. I will continue to root for them and hope before my days on earth are done they will reward my loyality.

Since the Mid '60s {When I moved to Green Bay}, I have rooted through thick and thin for THE GREEN BAY PACKERS. From Bart Starr to Brett Favre to Rodgers, even with Lynn Dickey and Scott Hunter, I have rooted them on. But after the game this past Sunday…I can’t Take another CHOKE JOB from our
Coaches and Players. Prevent defense only Prevents you from winning.

We had our ticket in hand to SUPER BOWL 49…..But WE gave it away…Fake Field Goal…Botched ON-SIDE KICK…Morgan Burnette Intercepting Wilson and
running 4 yards…And sliding down…Matthews playing with his hair on the sidelines……4th and 1 at the Goal line and settling for Field Goals.

I went to sleep Sunday and all I can think of is #86 not blocking for Jordy Nelson on that ON-SIDE KICK so Jordy could catch it. And Blowing the catch.
Enough blame to go around. Read more...


GUEST BLOG FROM JOEY WISE

The following question is probably one of the most commonly asked philosophical/theological question since the beginning of time. Why do bad things happen to good people? Read more...

A BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY

First of all, thank you to Dave Duax for urging me to view Chippewa Falls and its downtown area. I did on Saturday, October 18th. Many of the buildings are historic-looking. The new ones look nice. Some of the new construction is not completed so it is difficult to say how it will fit in. However, from what I observed, IT WILL.

I still feel the revised look of Mixed-Use Building will blend in with RCU and JAMF. By the way, will someone tell Mary Decker that this it is not a DORM but Housing that even Non-Students {Like JAMF employees} could rent.

I need to be perfectly fair in saying my wife agrees with Councilman Duax about the design of this building…needing to be changed. Since I now have been to Chippewa…I will check out downtown Wausau SOON. So I now know what it feels like at least on this subject…to be like James Carville and Mary Matalin.

But I digress…my return to Eau Claire took me back on the road along the Chippewa River on streets like 86th and Lilac and Riverview Drive...where I ran into our Mid-West Familie's own Tim Abraham up on a bluff near the Airport’s
3-Million-Dollar Control Tower. Tim -- a great Award-Winning Photog -- was shooting beautiful fall colors. Across the CHIPPEWA.

We have such beauty in Eau Claire and Chippewa County on a road many people don’t even know is there. Off the beaten path right in our own back yard. If you have never driven on that road by Lake Hallie Golf Course
overlooking the Chippewa River from Chippewa Falls to Eau Claire ending on the backside of the airport or going down Riverside Drive, too.

Take that drive and you feel like you are in another world -- so refreshing. I even observed 2 Deer…1 was a Real DEER, the other standing next to real -- 1 was a yard ornament.

I even came across a major track event…near our Riverview Park. Read more...

MARTY GREEN'S ROAD TRIP

We left E.C. on the 21st of September ,headed for GRACELAND...on the way we had some great experiences in Chicago with childhood friends...then to Indianapolis and Cincinnati where we spent an afternoon at the National Underground Railroad Museum...where stories of slavery came to life, and Columbus, Ohio, where we joined 109,000 for an Ohio State Football experience. I also saw new student housing being built in Downtown Columbus. LOOKED GREAT, FIT RIGHT IN... Read more...