Sunday, April 19, 2015

Merle Widmer Haters Still Waiting For His Indictment on his November, 2013 Arrest?? Keep Waiting.

Are you still waiting for a former mayor to be indicted for his drunken driving? The local media mentioned it once. Or a former deceased mayor to be brought up from the grave to be hammered again by the JS and other local media for his affectionate hugs to people he THOUGHT  liked him? Or maybe bring up the deceased jeweler who the allegedly JS helped to commit suicide. Or how about bringing up Gary S. and Morton Square or Dan Irving's allegedly vindictive then soon to be his ex-wife? And then out of a job at Lincoln Office to Wid'mer Interiors benefit. Word is out that Dan is doing well in his own business. He has my best wishes.

Better yet. Have the JS keep hammering Aaron because as they wrote, "he got too close to the sun". Bring up Karen McDonald, former JS reporter who covered the Peoria County Board poorly. She appeared to be a die hard Democrat, writing as if Democrat Allen Mayer was Gods' gift to Peoria County yet winding up being a Republican Aaron's allegedly overpaid mileage staff member

Anyway, I digress. On with my predictions. Next page..

Wiidmer's Predictions to Piss More People Off - Start With Die Hard Chicago Cub Fans

You  can take these predictions to the bank.

Cubs will finish no better than third unless some of the other teams are even more worse than the Cubs

Pitching is mediocre all around. Hitting is mediocre. Fielding is good. Pitching is KEY to all championships.

Both Rizzo and Castro will not match their rookie years. Why not? Complacency IN THEIR HEADS and big bucks already in their pockets.

Soler can hit the ball a mile occasionally against mediocre pitching. Can't hit in the clutch. This one I could be wrong about. But if you saw him strike out today on a bad pitch with him the tying run???

As yet unproven, I don't believe Bryant can hit major league pitching even though much of the pitching in all the leagues is an average of mediocrity.Too many leagues allows . too many 235 hitters to play in the majors.

Most Cub "hitters" don't  have much a clue about the strike zone. Did you waste your time like me watching today's game?They will finish near the bottom of walk statistics .

The coach can't bat or pitch for them.

Few of them can bunt and the squeeze bunt or sacrifice bunt is not really taught by managers in the Cub minor leagues. By the time they hit the big leagues they are believers in swinging for the fences on every pitch.

In college players realized that RBI's and batting averages were what will get them into professional ball.

My qualifications? Played on four chanpionship baseball teams. Tri-Valley, Sangamon, and Bloomington-Normal Municipal leagues. I managed in the B-N Municpal league - Bloomington Merchants. Coached baseball and fast pitch softball., Played on and managed fast pitch softball. Last game played, I caught and we won with the Stanford, Il. Independent team. Then I had to go to work and earn a real living wage The year; 1956. Last baseball game I played was in Mesa, Az. the year before the Cubs tore down Hokokum Field and replaced it with a new spring training stadium. I was 67 years old, 2nd or 3rd oldest of 50 Fantasy actual players, ages 24 -71, and hit a game winning drive over the left fielders head.  Hit 308 with 10 hits in 32 trips. Struck out twice. Authenticity? Judge Dick Eagleton was there, Royce Elliott was the Mcee and the records were all on film but probably destroyed long ago. A book was written about this 7-day Randy Hundley fantasy thrill of p;laying against Billy Williams, "Fergy" Jenkins, Billy Nicholson, Glenn Beckert, Jimmy Piersall, etc.Got most of their autographs. I was at that time a Die-Hard Cub fan.

No more. More easy predictions to follow on this site now that I sometimes feel like blogging.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Widmer Seeks Libel Attorney

I am starting the process of seeking a libel attorney to sue a local corporation and at least one individual. Please email me the name of a firm you might suggest. Legal firm location does not matter.The corporation I plan to sue headquarters is not in Illinois.

Contact me by email. My email is listed on this page you are viewing.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

My Bladder Cancer Licked?

Read me on Facebook for more details. Thanks to all of those who supported me through this nine month ordeal. I was always ready to accept what the results could be but I wanted to live long enough to have the only arrest, of which I was never convicted, cleared from my record, which it eventually will be.

A final lab report is due in 6-9 days as the scope may have missed something. I also have my heart valve problem but I have been blessed by not having physical problems that would have prevented me from still being alive and active. My wife, a strong supporter, has been a most helpful in seeing that I eat right and exercise. And my heartfelt thanks goes to Dr. David Rodenburg who saved both our lives.

Chris Reynolds New Bradley AD

My congratulations to my friend Chris. Chris, I wish you the best. The Bradley Board has made a smart decision to hire a local and a good selection to head sports programs that lost $18 million last year. I believe Chris will give Bradley basketball a badly needed shot in the recruiting arm.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Decisions We Make Are Tough

Many are made in micro-seconds. Most of those made to quick turn out to be wrong. Some decisions are made in minutes such as the pass call made by the SeaHawks head coach in this years Super Bowl Football game. See my comments on this negative controversy on this site and on Curley Johnson's site on Facebook. Many are made to be "politically correct" (no one will ever describe me as such) If all decisions we make are the right decision, we would eliminate 30-40 million jobs in this country.

Pete Carroll of the SeaHawks made a decision no one will ever no whether it was right or wrong. He will stop second-guessing himself and will go down in history as one of the best coaches ever. He made the decision and took the heat from the couch and grandstand SeaHawk supporters as well as some of his players, one, shown holding his crotch; a sign of dis-respect from a black to a white.

Too many of us go through life second guessing our selves. "If" may be the most negative word in our vocabularies.

So sad.

Radical Blacks Scream For Diversity No Matter Whether They Are Qualified To Perform the Positions to Which They Feel Entitled

OK, then lets start with sports and go from there. Mainly football and basketball. Since the USA has about a 20% black population, all sports teams must have a roster of 80% non-black players. Same ratio for starters. Not to slight the Hispanics, Chinese, and all other ethnic groups. They must be figured in the diversity also.

Of course it will never happen. And when sane whites become a minority, it will most likely it will be the sane Hispanics and sane blacks who save this country from chaos.

No, I am not a racist. I read a lot of non-fiction. What FACTS I gather is that more radical blacks and their sympathizers are racists. If you are good at what you do, then you almost always are rewarded. To prove my point, look at the players on all teams in the NBA, NFL, college and high school basketball and football teams. Of course, if school kids live in a white neighborhood, like Dunlap, Metamora and Morton, most players will be white. While players for Manual and Central will be mainly black.

I don't really know how to work Facebook but I have a site and I sometimes comment on other people's sites. You may want to see for yourselves.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Seahawks Over Patriots - 31-17 - My Predictions

And 30 years from now, 30% of the major players will be suffering from some disability related to their playing what appears to be America's favorite sport to watch.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Solution

Most people know the solution. They just don't take the actions necessary to the solution because they believe and often rightly know that the solution leads to another solution, that leads to another solution, that leads.............;..

Civics Education Testing a Must for all High Shcool Graduates and More

If the NEA ever did more than a few dozen things right, they could help their reputation by passing a law making all High School graduates pass a Civics Education test. Finally, some schools are making the passing of this basic civics tests mandatory.before seniors can graduate.

It's way past time when this testing should have been mandatory to graduate but better late than never. We will see if generally weak school boards across the nation; especially in the Peoria area respond to this simple testing exercise. Some TV shows have been showing how ignorant most of us are on basic civics knowledge.

Those local board members opposing the passing of these school laws will also will also show the incompetence of so many school board members

I have long pointed out the incompetence of how are school boards are selected in totally wrong as proven by the failure to truly educate our dropouts and over half our graduates.Using Peoria School
District #150 the system of selecting school board members should start with the common sense concept that most public school board members should be salaried. The salaries should be based on importance of the job of educating youths.($100,000 or more in Peoria #150 Distrit) I suggest the board consist of three members. The boundaries of these three districts from which these board members would be elected, should be determined by the local Regional Superintendent of Schools, the Mayor of the City of Peoria, the leader of Heartland Partnership and the President of the Civic Center or Angels or whatever this peer group is called today.Also, possibly the County Board Chairman but only if this chairman resides in the area served by District # 150.

Board members terms would be three years. Every three years, each member should stand for reelection. with term limits of nine years.

Radical? Possibly, but it is a well publicized FACT the the public school system is not getting the job done with that job being to EDUCATE ALL OUR KIDS equally.

Does my plan need to be fully evaluated. Of course, because it is a STARTER plan. If some have better ideas, let the be publicized  on this site or tell me where these better plans are being stymied and lets get some national debates started. We should all know that dissatisfaction with the system have led to more than 1000 Charter Schools across the country. We also know that even many of these Charter Schools are not perfect including the local Quest system which is not really a true Charter School because of it's too close connection with District #150 and Quest's ongoing internal problems resulting in a newly selected  administrator, a leading architect of what many consider to be a failing District #150.

A crazy idea? Sure, evidently many, at one time in history, thought the world was flat and recently that FireFly was the best thing that happened in Illinois is recent history.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What's the PHA Going to do?? Move Into the Dunlap School District??

Since the semi-effective PHA Board ponders why and where to locate the deteriorating Taft homes, I make this suggestion. Since Peoria Public School District #150 has absorbed all the students they can, I suggest that the Dunlap School Systems accept the relocation. Even though the Dunlap public schools are filled to the brim with students, a lot of Peoria's wealth moved to the Dunlap area, despite the warnings of the rising costs for more student space from former Dunlap School Administrator, Bill Collier.

Peoria has an overload of non-paying, non-property taxpayers. Just like Barry brazenly said. "spread the wealth".

So now reality has set in just like a pregnant 15 year old with no place to live except with mommy. And no money except from the government who in effect is largely the taxpayer. That is the dilemma Dunlap now faces. Some of whose residents WERE MY FRIENDS. Sorry folks, but I predicted this dilemma on this blog site years ago when I was a friend of Superintendent Collier.

Consider this a New Year present from once arrested, never convicted except by Jim and Jerry Stowell, some of my still living ex-friends and the local liberal media, each winter a Florida snow-bird with a 20% chance of beating my cancer..

Caterpillar is a Major Part of Peoria's Dilemma

In the past 52 weeks or less, CAT stock has dropped 25 points meaning that ownership of 1000 shares leaves the investor with a $25,000 paper loss. Some time back, on my blog site, I asked if Cat was not a $70 stock. It is now only 16 points from a price at least one analyst predicted. And the future may continue to look bleak as mining industries have also gone in a steep decline. Today, CNBC reported that home prices had flattened out which may also affect CAT. Newmont Mining, an Australian mining company, where ex-CAT president, Glen Barton was once and may still be the prime board memb, has seen it's stock prices suffer dearly while purchases from CAT may be in a decline.

It is not likely that CAT will soon make a decision on where to locate it's promised new world headquarters. With the market doing back-flips, and many analysts predicting another recession, the future for Peoria, with it's deficit balances galore and commitments extra-ordinary. may find itself in a greater dilemma than today. Under any circumstances expect use of more public body levy money (if there is any room to raise) and some tax increases, taxpayers will also see rising fees like the garbage fee to become more common as City, County, Park, Museum, Civic Center, GPSD, Peoria and Dunlap public schools, etc., face less revenue, excessive expenses and expensive, crowded public schools

I doubt that CAT is remotely interested in locating their world headquarters elsewhere, Even though it may be in the best interests of the company. Should the stockholders demand a change of world headquarters, I don't believe the board would, and CAT built their new WH elsewhere, Peoria may never recover from the loss of this Fortune 500 with their prestige, tax revenues, jobs, etc.

Little of what I write surprises me. Read all my blogs dealing with excessive public expenditures, rising fees and taxes and cost of living in Peoria, dating back to 2004, I have tried to warn of not "letting facts get in the way" of our elected officials. I stand on my own voting record over the 10 years I spent on the County Board. And the company I founded 51 years ago still stands as the leader in it's field in Peoria and possibly elsewhere.

From a deficit position in 2000, I left the board in 2010 with more than adequate fund balances. I hear and read that that is not the case today. I "toot" my own horn as the local media seldom, if ever, did.