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Daily Dose of BS July 31 hunting
July 31, 2015 5:37 am

Every once in a while we get reminded that there are hunters that sometimes aren?t ethical, this past week for example, we heard of the dentist from Minnesota that went safari hunting and took out a giant cat.  There are people who hunt out of necessity, there are people who hunt for the camaraderie, there are some who go for the history and family time, and there are people who hunt for the trophy.  I guess I don?t get the trophy hunter.  If you are only going for the trophy or the kill aren?t you kind of defeating the purpose?  I admit I have gone on a few charter fishing trips and have enjoyed my catch, I have had friends who have gone on guided hunts and they too have enjoyed the bounty from the hunt, but to hunt just for the pelt or the trophy, I guess that I don?t get that, am I missing something?  

Daily Dose of BS July 30 brady
July 30, 2015 5:46 am

Does someone innocent bust up their cell phone and wreck their sim card?  Nope, no way, not at all.  I think that the NFL should take away the Super Bowl from the Patriots for lying, and cheating.   If Tom Brady wasn?t guilty why would he bust up his phone?  I think that the NFL and all sports leagues should put their foot down and make examples out of players who cheat.  Not only did he cheat, but he changed the course of NFL history.   I don?t think that a 4 game suspension is enough.  

Daily Dose of BS July 29 dads
July 29, 2015 5:39 am

I was lucky over the weekend to spend some quality time with my Dad.   Dad and I have not always seen eye to eye, in fact we differ on many things still.  However, I wouldn?t trade our relationship for anything.  I now know why I like to talk and tell stories; he is a story teller and doesn?t like a quiet car ride.  I think it is funny when he says something now I can either beat him to the punch or question why he does something a certain way since when I was a kid it was this way and only this way.  I guess it shows that I have always been a listener.  With Dads comes advice, and lessons, what was the one lesson that resonates when you think of your parents?  For me a couple stand out like always be thinking a few steps out, and always pay off your credit card.  

Daily Dose of BS July 24 another shooting
July 24, 2015 5:42 am

Another movie theater shooting last night, a month ago a church shooting, and for what reason?  I wonder what the reason this time will be?  It seems like every time there is a tragedy that we feel like we need to blame someone other than the person or persons involved?  If you get caught speeding is it the fault of the designer of the road because if they hadn?t built the road to handle the speed, or the maker of the radar device that clocked you at that speed, or better yet the police officer that was doing their job?  No it is the fault of the person doing the crime.  We need to stop making excuses and trying to find someone other than the shooters to blame and we need to figure out the reasons that they made these horrible choices.  

Daily Dose of BS July 23 people
July 23, 2015 5:37 am

There are lots of people that work, they work hard for their money.  Lots of us go to work each and every day, fighting for the chance to survive.  We choose to live within our means, don?t overspend, we try to get a handle on the money we have coming in, so we know what we can spend.  I get that we sometimes need a hand up or a hand out.  There are government agencies and private funded agencies that will help you out.  Yesterday two different people stopped me to say that they have been noticing more and more people with a sign saying that they are down on their luck and would like to work for food, or can you help me because I?ve lost everything.  I just wonder why these people who don?t have any problem sitting by the side of the road holding a sign, couldn?t get a job doing something.  I mean if I were in that situation, I would, I believe take anything and work my ass off to try to achieve success, wouldn?t you?  

Daily Dose of BS July 22 dt
July 22, 2015 5:44 am

Am I the only one that thinks that Donald Trump is making a mockery out of the mockery that politics has become?  His throwing people under the bus from saying that John McCain isn?t a hero, to his disparaging words about Mexicans, and all the other bang on the drum yell at the top of his lungs antics to get his point across.  I don?t like the fact the he says let?s make America great again.  I think we are great and have always been great, sure there are politicians I don?t like and don?t agree with but guess what a few politicians don?t make or break a country.  There are people that don?t like you, does that make you a bad person or make your family bad or where you work bad?  No.  I for one wish that the media wouldn?t even talk about Trump, but since he is making the biggest waves right now he is the story of the day, put the gloves back on Donald and fight fair.  Also I still believe that America is great, and will continue to be so no matter who wins the election in 2016. 

Daily Dose of BS July 21 front seat
July 21, 2015 5:44 am

It is a rite of passage for a child to call shotgun on a car ride with mom or dad.  My kids always did, and still do to this day, sitting in the back seat sucks.  In Massachusetts they are talking about making it illegal for kids under the age of 13 to ride in the front seat, under fear of a 25 dollar fine for violating the law.  So if you have a pick up and no extended cab are us supposed to put the kids in the back of the truck?  If so that could be cool.  Data show that back seat riding is 40% safer than the front seat for children under 13.  You know what is 100% safer right?  Every kids should be staying home, never going outside, living in a bubble, never watching tv.  Come on, let the kids live a little and share the front seat with their moms and dads every once in a while.  

Daily Dose of BS July 20 what would you do
July 20, 2015 5:38 am

There is a college professor at the University of Maryland that posed this question on a test.  ?Here you have the opportunity to earn some extra credit on your final paper grade.  Select whether you want 2 points or 6 points added onto your final paper grade.  But there is a small catch: if more than 10% of the class selects 6 points, then no one gets any points.  Your responses will be anonymous to the rest of the class, only I will see the responses. ?  How would you  answer that question, and why?  I find that what we do when no one is watching is who we really are as people.  Sure anyone can do or say the right thing when there is an audience, but when you are doing something without the watchful, eye, how do you respond?  I also find when you don?t think people are watching, they are.  

Daily Dose of BS July 17 roundabouts
July 17, 2015 5:40 am

Remember the game Frogger?  I used to love playing that game trying to get the frog across the street, and over the logs on the river, we are going to be able to play the game of Frogger for real on Cass Street.  How so you ask?  Well, the city and the state will spend close to a million dollars to acquire land, and then build a roundabout connecting the offset 7th street and Cass Street, causing a cluster for drivers and pedestrians alike.  I get anxious when I approach them, what if I do it wrong, what to do I got off too early and ended up having to go out my way, how do I get back on track?  Personally not a fan of the roundabout, and am not looking forward to the roundabout on Cass Street, are you?  Maybe we could kill two birds with one stone and put a parklet in the middle of the roundabout.  

Daily Dose of BS July 16 pizza
July 16, 2015 5:50 am

When I grew up we used to get Totino?s Pizza it was inexpensive and it was what we knew.  Every once in a while Mom would splurge and we ended up with a Tombstone Pizza, those pizza days were awesome.  I loved the Tombstone Pizza.  As I got older and started cooking for myself, I decided that I would no longer buy Totino?s Pizza, it was just a plain old boring pizza with little or no topping, Tombstone was still a treat when I could afford it, and other brands caught my eye.  I am a big fan of the Lloyds Pizza, and really like the Lotzza Motzza Pizza.  Which brings me back to the Tombstone Pizza, is it just me or did the quality of the Tombstone go way down?  As I said it used to be a treat to have one, and last night we popped a couple of them in the oven, and memories from my childhood came flooding back, how disappointed was I when the pizza curled up looking taco like and the taste was disgusting.  What is your favorite frozen pizza? 

Daily Dose of BS July 15 pete rose
July 15, 2015 5:43 am

People still love Pete Rose.  74 year old banned for life former Cincinnati Reds ball player was cheered when he was introduced at the All Star Game last night.  Do you think that this is the opening that he needs to regain a foothold with MLB?  Rose as you know was caught betting on the game of baseball, and as we all know that if you break a rule in a major sport and you are caught they change the rules.  I often laugh at the things the professional sports leagues say about rules because the severity of the punishment depends on who you are.  Do you think that Pete Rose should be allowed to enter back into the game of baseball, or should the lifetime ban mean a lifetime?  

Daily Dose of BS July 14 Walker
July 14, 2015 5:31 am

Like it or not Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has now announced his intentions to be the next President of the United States of America.  Living in Wisconsin I have seen those who love him and those who hate him.  Walker said yesterday during his announcement speech that he will fight for America?s interests and for his conservative policies while in Washington.  I have had the chance to interview the Governor quite a few times in the past 3 years, and I like that he will answer whatever you ask him, lots of politicians want to know what you are going to ask before the interview, with Walker that has never been the case, one time I asked Marianne or Ginger, his answer was Marianne.  Do you think that Governor Scott Walker has a chance at the republican nomination? 

Daily Dose of BS July 13 keeping items
July 13, 2015 5:41 am

Do you hang on to things that should have long been tossed?  Things that have no useful meaning or purpose, I do.  And I am not proud.  I don?t know why but I will keep stupid things like old notebooks, receipts, magazines, books, and old electronics.  I can tell you why with every one of the things in that group too, I keep the old notebooks in case I ever want to go back and look at my notes, which is crazy because my writing it so horrible that even if I wanted to read what I wrote, I wouldn?t be able to.  I keep the receipts for my business, I keep books and magazines because they are filled with information and we all need information and keep the electronics because when I bought that stuff it was expensive.  I know I really need to toss some of these things, what items do you keep just because you can justify it? 

Daily Dose of BS July 10 data breach
July 10, 2015 5:39 am

We need to redo the system.  We heard last night about the Government data breach that they said was  4 million records is now 21 million records.  Of the over 21 million records that were stolen most  belonged to individuals who had undergone background investigations, the compromised data included sensitive background information, such as employment history, relatives, addresses, and past drug abuse or emotional disorders and over a million of the compromised files included fingerprints.  There were also family members information that was breached.  What can we do to really lock down our information?  Live in solitude, no phones, tv, electricity, get rid of all our worldly possessions?  I don?t think that is the answer.  Or do we just need to spill the beans on everything, and hope that no one stumbles on to our stuff?

Daily Dose of BS July 9 WI Budget
July 9, 2015 5:43 am

The Wisconsin state budget is expected to pass today and then go to Governor Walker.  I have had many conversations about the budget with both sides of the political spectrum, and someone close to the middle I feel that both sides are full of my initials.  What I don?t understand with these budgets is that they need to do a budget every two year and yet feet get dragged, sleeves get rolled up and the boxing gloves get put on.  These budgets are a power play by the party in charge.  I don?t like that fluff gets added to the budget, lots of pet projects get thrown in as part of the budget to help it along and to get it passed.  I wonder why this is even allowed to go on, I would think that there has to be some ?truth? in budgets right?  Is the Wisconsin Budget an introduction of Scott Walker as a presidential candidate?  

Daily Dose of BS July 8 right to die
July 8, 2015 5:45 am

If you are terminally ill and in pain and you?re not going to get better not even with a miracle, why can?t you decide to die?  I think that it is inhumane to keep people alive when someone is terminal and wants to die, it is costing the families and the insurance companies millions of dollars, let people die with dignity.  No one wants to remember their loved ones last few months being hooked up to ventilators and having wires coming out of here and there.  When a patient is beyond a point, inches from death, allow them to go in peace, in their own terms.  I love life and enjoy living but, when it comes to pain and knowing that there is no positive outcome, wouldn?t it be easier and better for a the patient to be allow to administer a final dose?

Daily Dose of BS July 7 late
July 7, 2015 5:43 am

Yesterday I posted this simple question on Facebook.  When you're meeting somebody for lunch, how long do you wait before you leave?  I am not a patient man, I despise waiting and I hate late.  I am pretty sure that my job plays quite a lot into that, as if I am not here by show time, then there is dead air.  I think I have always had these feelings about keeping to a schedule, well ever since after high school.  I remember my senior year I don?t think that I made it to class on time the whole year.  Since then I?ve come to the decision that you get to where you want to go and get there at the time you said you would be there.  I guess I feel as though it is disrespectful to the person waiting if you are always late.  If you are every once in a while late, eh, it?s ok, but if you?re always late, then you need to change your priorities.  

Daily Dose of BS July 6 hourly vs salary
July 6, 2015 5:37 am

When President Barack Obama was in town on Thursday he was talking about money because doesn?t everything revolve around money.  The big question is hourly vs salary.  The Department of Labor?s proposal would have most salaried workers earning less than $50,440 to be paid time and a half for hours greater than 40 per week.   I have worked for some places that were slave drivers when it came down to getting paid.  Being a radio personality I have been a salaried employee for most of my career, and only in the past two jobs have I been treated fairly when it came down to wage.  There were times when I first started in this crazy business that I was working seven days a week and about 10-12 hours a day, but I was salaried and they didn?t worry about it.  I did, but that is what pushed me to try to find a better gig.  Do you think that hourly is better than salary or other way around?  Why?

Daily Dose of BS July 2 the President
July 2, 2015 5:37 am

For the 4th time in 23 years I am going to see a sitting President of the United States of America.  President Barrack Obama will be at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse Campus this afternoon.  In the 23 year that I have lived in La Crosse this will be another opportunity to watch the President of the United States woo the people.  I am amazed at the speaking power that these men have portrayed, I was lucky enough to sit on stage with President Clinton and watched from behind the scenes how that man worked the crowd, with President George W Bush he controlled the Omni center with his Texas charm, and President Barrack Obama I am sure will not disappoint.  I am pretty sure why La Crosse keeps getting sitting Presidents to come and visit, it?s because of the people and the beauty.  Enjoy the day of national exposure La Crosse.

Daily Dose of BS July 1 todays talk 1490
July 1, 2015 5:34 am

Three years ago today my life changed for what I believe to be the better.  On July 1st2012 the La Crosse Radio Group flipped the format of Original Hits 1490WLFN to Today?s Talk 1490, with me as the anchor.  It?s funny how this adventure started, I was at a La Crosse Jaycee event about 20 years ago when I met Pat Smith the managing partner of the La Crosse Radio group, we had conversation, and went on our merry way.  A few years later I was involved in a huge radio promotion for the competition and I got a letter from Pat Smith thanking me for what I was doing and to keep up the good work.  In 2009 I was laid off, one of the first calls I made was to Pat Smith we chatted, he didn?t have any openings at the time.  Five months later I was working for Pat and two years after that we were building Today?s Talk 1490.  I guess the lesson I learned is to treat everyone with respect including your competition, and if you work hard you will succeed.  I hope that this first three years is a building block for many more great years at Today?s Talk 1490.

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