That’s 500 ml

*edit* I decided to go with the Pulled Pork as it is simpler to consume, than the Pineapple Pork Roast with Rice or other pasta type dish.

I need 500 ML of juice for my smoothie.

Good Morning & Happy Sunday. Today is Sunday 11/10/V3.4 & we are JUST 5 DAYS away from the middle of the month.

So I have about 400ML of Apple Cider, I also have a pineapple in the fridge, I’m like this has juice in it. So I start squeezing said pineapple, After I get the container full, it decides to spill. YES the disappointment is high, but it is okay. There was bacon cooking & the bacon is good.

The word of the day is mufti which is civilian clothes, in contrast with military or other uniforms, or as worn by a person who usually wears a uniform. We just called them Civi’s when I was in the United States Army.

Monday is Veterans Day. Here’s to all the other Veterans who have answered the call. Thanks.

So today is going to be a good day. Heading to church this morning. After the church I’ll be heading to the G-Store for supplies.

I’m making a pineapple pork roast or pulled pork. I’ll also be making chili cause that’s what I wanna do.

Prepping for the week. This is Regional Meeting week for Vernon J. I have a meeting Monday, Tuesday, & a quasi-meeting Thursday.

Thursday is a fundraiser for Gwenn Aspen’s campaign. Visit for more information.

I do have the need for Karaoke, so that might happen Wednesday. But I do need some time at home. But I’m sure I’d have fun at either location.

We also have a huge announcement. The neighbors television volume didn’t keep me up last night. Good Times.

To everyone working today. Have a great day at work.

To us non-workers today. Have a great day not working.

The sun looks great.

So everyone is posting on Facebook about what they are Thankful for. Well I’m thankful for friends, smiles, & laughs everyday.

I’ll join the caravan though.

1st – I’m Thankful for friends.
2nd – I’m Thankful for Clyde & Lola Woods. They are two great people who took in foster children. I was one of those at the age of 15. I wouldn’t be where I am now without there kindness.
3rd – Freedom
4th – Hard Work & dedication to doing what is good.

This is Timely

How the different ways we present information, people respond accordingly.

Good Morning & Happy Sunday,

I asked the question, but it was from a ‘trustworthy’ source. Someone presented a link and it is taken in a different way. I’m okay with that, in a way. When you are right you are right. People may not feel that way, but when you present them with facts they can’t argue.

Today is Sunday 10/13/V3.4 & it is a day of relaxation. Today is also Jessica’s 28th Birthday!!!

I’ve made a change to how my blog posts to twitter, so therefore I changed the order of how I open my blog. Don’t worry you’ll still get the same quality posts you have come to know and love.

Well so far today I’ve done a few things. I’ve got all the dishes washed, ate breakfast, brushed my teeth, got half dressed. I’m watch Aeon Flux from Friday 12/02/2005. Good Movie to watch during breakfast and blogging time.

Well today I’m helping Gwenn go door to door.

The word of the day is trepan which is a person who ensnares or entraps others.

The week ahead should be interesting. I have a double meeting on Monday. The week gets better from there. On my calendar I have work Tuesday & Wednesday, Thursday I’m off, Friday & Saturday there is work. There is an open house on Saturday, also there is a Zombie walk on Saturday. So we will see what the week actually entails.

I need to go to the grocery store today for dinner tonight. Also need to acquire some fruit and other necessitates.

Well I wanna say that is it. But now that I was at 269 words, I want to get to 300 words.

Well let’s review how the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks did this weekend. The weekend is Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. The volleyball team plays today at 1400, so keep that in mind.

  • Friday the soccer & hockey team lost. The Volleyball team won. That makes it 1-2
  • Saturday the soccer team & hockey team won. That makes it 3-2.
  • The UNO Mavericks had a winning record. YEAH! GO MAVS!!!

Well this is really it.

Vernon J on pause.

$11.11 & $22.22

Good MorningEvening & Happy Saturday,

What is it with you & these numbers?

Today is Saturday 10/05/V3.4 & it is Charlie’s Birthday!!!! Happy Birthday Charlie.

It is suppose to be a low of 5, & a high of 15 today.

Those numbers are my entertainment dollars from last night. Saint’s Pints + Patio was a good choice to go. I don’t think there was one bad choice made yesterday after work. There wasn’t a bad choice made yesterday before or during work either.

Now there was some actually good decisions made. Like my lunch that was made by Qdoba. viix1979 on Instagram, I was going to post the picture, but some programs decided to crash on my computer. I also went and got a delicious Ice Cold Pepsi from Kum & Go. with a little bit of ice.

The word of the day is whirligig which is something that whirls or revolves.

After work I took & made a call. Sent and Received an e-mail to Susie’s Brother and Jim’s Friend. (Ha Brandon, take that). Then relaxed and shot the breeze on the couch until we went to The Official Sports Bar of Vernon J. Now Saint’s Pub + Patio may be underrated for service and value. But the value of watching some sporting events on television is pretty good. We shall make another return visit there, that is until they close. I don’t think I’ve officially called it, but they don’t stay busy enough. The Crescent Moon Alehouse was also slow last night, next time you are there say hi to Dani. She is the one with 7 tattoos.

Today was a good day. Had a good day at work. After work I help the Gwenn Aspen for Legislature Campaign go door to door.. I estimate that we did about 150 doors together.

I came home and made Chili. It was delicious and that is the bottom cause it was delicious.

So tomorrow is Sunday and it is my day off. Going to church and then home.

Don’t you hate it  when your laptop resets itself twice in one week. I’ve lost all my personal settings, all these settings are not my own.

I’m watching Hancock.

Have a good night. Sleep Well!!!


Heading & it’ll be alright

Good Morning & Happy Sunday,

We are headed in the right direction, currently south on 42nd.

Today is Sunday 09/29/V3.4 & it’ll be alright.

I was disappointed in something that happened on Friday morning. But I asked the important question and got the answers I needed. This happens. All is well on the team.

Yesterday was a great day. Work, NASCAR, nap, connecting with leaders in the Omaha community. Good luck to everyone running & serving. It takes quite the effort to do what you have decided to do.

The word of the day is contrail which is a visible condensation of water droplets or ice crystals, occurring in the wake of an aircraft.

I’m heading to church today, haven’t been in a while. This is why I changed my schedule to accommodate. It is also coming upon the snow season.

After church the world is WIDE open until 1500. Going to go play tennis, or whatever happens out there. My tennis game is worse than my golf game.

I have at least two things I need to do. One of those is cook so I can eat. I told her I would do that. She asked if I was cooking. She is happy I cook, just wait until she taste it.

What am I looking forward to this week? Since I don’t have any work or activities of daily living planned. Im looking forward to EVERYTHING!

The Nebraska Governor’s Race

The following is a post from Gerard Harbison visit his blog The Right Wing Professor’s blog  posted on Leavenworth St. via the comment section. The setup that I HATE!!!

OK, here’s a sanctimonious little lecture for you all.

I’ve known Mike Foley for around 15 years. I’ve worked with him on a few issues. while I’ve disagreed with him on a couple of things, I think he’s an extraordinary politician and human being; hard-working, ethical, principled.

I met Pete Ricketts once. I liked him. His help on the Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative was invaluable, and not necessarily popular with the establishment. I know about his politics and his business dealings, and I find them admirable. (He’s also the richest guy I’ve ever met, except perhaps for Bono)

I have never met Charlie Janssen, but I’ve gone out of my way to defend him online. I’ve really liked the way he’s stepped up in the legislature to take on issues that are anathema to the LIncoln/Omaha elite.

And I don’t know Beau McCoy at all, but that’s probably my fault for not paying attention.

Point is, any one of these would be an excellent governor, and vastly superior to any democrat alternative. I know nothing bad about any of them, and will whole-heartedly support any one of them in the general election. I have a personal preference, based partly on better acquaintance, but I’m not interested in dragging any of them down. If we’re going to compete, let’s do so by saying what’s good about our own candidate, and not by denigrating the others; ultimately, that hurts us in the November election.

Signed, Pollyanna.

This sums up what is happening in the 2014 Governor’s Race.

We have an opportunity to have a strong slate of candidates running for Governor. The day after the primary election we need to stand together behind our candidate.

Also it is kinda hard to run a campaign without a website.

Pete Ricketts for GovernorCharlie Janssen | Republican Governor | Stand with Charlie

I was going to include the other candidates websites, but there aren’t any.

As of the current time I haven’t decided who will get my vote in May. The best person for the job will get my bubble.

That’s Punishable

Good Morning & Happy Monday,

What you did yesterday was punishable.

Today is Monday 08/19/V3.4 and Geology isn’t a REAL SCIENCE!

Yesterday was an amazing day, you should’ve been part of it. We got some awesome mugs from the 94th Annual St. Stans Festival. 2013-08-18 12.08.08

The organizers are still a little upset about the school closing. Apparently they didn’t understand what the Catholic church was trying to do. We talked to a guy named Juan from Crete, who was also quite personally offended. He therefore declared Lincoln the best diocese.

KMTV Action 3 News & Rebekah Rae did a story on it. I don’t know if they went live like I suggested. I was at home not watching like a good (redacted) would’ve. Speaking on that though, I concur with your master plan. LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

So it has been a good day so far. About 1 hour & 56 mins into it so far.

The word of the day is od is a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature.

Did you know when you ue your flash when it is dark, you really can’t see crap afterwards?

So the OPS School Board meeting is today. Start time is 18:30. 3612 Cuming St. Omaha, NE 68131. Visit to see the agenda & any supporting items.

A new toilet is only $169 at Menards.

Well that’s it for now!

OPS Board of Education Meeting

Good Morning & Happy Monday,

I attended (a portion) of the Omaha Public School Board of Education Meeting.

I left after two and a half hours.

I’ve posted my notes (they are in rough form) 1 of 2, 2 of 2.

I will edit/clean-up on Thursday.


Here is an e-mail that has been sent to my board member and the board president.

Good Morning & Happy Tuesday,
Marque we haven’t met yet. I’m Vernon J, I will try to introduce myself next time I’m at a Board Meeting. I’m going to go ahead and call that July 1st. I live in your district and Joslyn Castle Neighborhood.

I’m writing (this short) e-mail to ask what was going on yesterday? I’ve posted on twitter to Justin & the world.

Several of the items was missing supplemental information that would be helpful to the public to know what the board is talking about at the meetings.

In particular the H New and Miscellaneous business sections. As I was sitting there listen & NOT BEING fully engaged, I went to the website to see if I just missed it.

I didn’t see the RFP for the items that was voted on, the standards, etc. NOW I know some communication is privileged and should not be in the public domain for a period of weeks/months after discussion. BUT anything that is discussed in the Open Session, the public should get a copy of this.

This kind of action speaks of secrecy, which you know is UNACCEPTABLE. I hope that on the next meeting that you will post this information when the agenda is posted.


My Questions for the OPS Subdistrict 2 Candidates

Response from Morghan.

Good Evening Vernon,

I apologize for my late email. It has been a full day of connecting with the community, my constituents  the church and my family, but I didn’t want to go to bed without responding to you. Please see my responses/opinions to your questions below:
A. The mission of OPS is to provide educational opportunities which enable all students to achieve their highest potential. Their aims are:
1. High student achievement
2. Safe and secure learning environments
3. Professional work force
4. Partnerships
5. Effective and efficient use of district resources.
Personally, I believe these are the primary goals of OPS.
B. The role of the school board in this goal is to review, rewrite, offer and require policies to help OPS be successful in this endeavor.
C. With a birds eye view of OPS’s successes over the past 3 years; it is my opinion that their success are as follows:
1. The graduation rate has slightly improved
2. Dr. Mackiel has retired and been replaced with a new superintendent
3. The school board has been restructured and every member is required to “re-apply” for their positions
D. Failures:
1. Lack of transparency
2. Inability to develop policy that not simply speaks for OPS as a whole, but that focuses on their seeming inability to develop policy that purposefully works towards close the achievement gap.
3. The lack of innovation and consideration for 21st century needs of the youth that are reflected in decision making and policy construction.
E.Over the next year, the successes I would like to see OPS Board of Education have are:
1. Recapturing the respect of the community
2. Developing a listening ear to the teachers and the teachers unions.
3. Developing a program that incorporates parents, community leaders and advocates in their decision making processes.
F. As volunteer Executive Director for EIE- Enough is Enough, it has been my job and responsibility to be transparent with the community. With this characteristic being a natural ability, transparency is what I will bring to the table on day one. With that in mind, policies equal politics; therefore the challenge will potentially come with the development of policies. However, that will depend on the mindsets of my fellow board members and their willingness to be open minded to removing politics from policy. Either way, I will ask the right questions, to the right people, in the right way in order to gain a full understanding of the who, what, why, where and how does it effect….
Depending on accumulative responses to those things, it will then be my charge to either inform the community of what I fought for and was kicked back on or what I fought for and had been accepted/approved. As a community organizer and leader, it is my responsibility to inform the community of everything they need to know to first have a full understanding and second give them the opportunity to speak out against/for themselves. We can no longer can be represented by individuals who do not allow the people to speak for themselves. This is the only way hope, trust and power can be truly formed.
In an effort to require OPS to stand on the goals I mentioned in question A, it will be my charge to develop a proposal that influences partnerships and an effective/efficient use of district resources. Combined with my response to the success(s) of OPS, in regards to the previous and new superintendent, the question must be asked, why does OPS have no money yet we’re able to pay such a lucrative retirement package to the former superintendent and such a high wage to the current superintendent.
Innovation is the language of my generation. This means the next generation expects, requires and basically cannot live without it. Considering all facts, I will not simply request, but place individuals, plans and proposals signed by constituents of district 2 in front of my peers and legislature to demand an innovative plan for our children. It is important that while I will represent the voices of the families of district 2, that they are able to speak for themselves. My resume and work includes forums, both formal and informal, as well as committees created for this purpose. I will bring the entire district 2 community to the OPS Board of Education. My ability to do this proceeds me and I cannot consciously become a OPS board member without making this a part of our agenda.
Thank you for your questions. I am a true native and advocate for the community and particularly my district. If you have additional questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to call or email me.

I received my 1st mailer from a candidate for OPS.  I will post my questions & their answers in this entry.

A. What is the primary goal of OPS?
B. What is the role of the School Board in that goal?
C. What are some successes of the OPS School Board over the past 3 years
D. What are some failures of the OPS School Board over the past 3 years
E. What are some successes of the OPS School Board you want to see over the next year.
F. How are you going to work on the failures in (E.) over the next year.

My Letter to Lee, Mike, & Earl.

Dear Lee, Mike, & Ben


When you ran for Omaha City Council and the Governor of the GREAT State of Nebraska. You probably asked yourself one question. What can I do to make the citizens of Omaha/Nebraska better off? That’s the questions I asked myself when I decided to run for the Nebraska Unicameral in January of this year. Now as members of Congress you have to ask yourself a similar question.

What can I do to make the United States of America better? That question has lots of answers and we have lots of ways to get there.

YOU as a member of Congress have not been doing that, WE as citizens of the United States have not been demanding success from our leaders in this effort. You were elected to serve, and I trust you to do that. Your service is needed to end this Fiscal Cliff that is approaching us as a nation.

The President of the United States of America is failing us. The Speaker of the House of Representatives is failing us. The Senate Majority & Minority Leaders are failing us. The Majority & Minority Leaders of the House of Representatives are failing us.

We: Me, You, Your Colleagues, and our President have a duty to make this country better. I don’t have children yet, but this is who we are fighting for.

I want my children to proudly say that the United States of America is the best country to live in.

I will do what I can, will you make that promise that me?

I don’t care what it takes, but this is what you must do.

  • Balance the budget

  • Start making payments on the National Debt

If I have to pay a little more in taxes to get this done I’m willing.


My Evening Report

Good Evening & How was your Monday?

Did you hear the good news? Well did you?

I had an interesting time today at the ole laundry mat.  You remember that time you had to call the police on someone smoking drugs in the laundry mat? OH that never happened to you. Then I guess we can’t discuss how that made you feel.

So I went to the Omaha Public Schools Board Regular Schedule meeting, they are on Every Other Monday at 16.30. The issue that was of importance to me is getting quality leadership on the board.

The people who voted to remove Freddie & therefore have my support. Board Member Kersten, Sandra, Nancy, & Justin.

The people who voted to retain Freddie & therefor do not have my support. Board Members Bambi, Mary, Marian, Nancy, Mary, Shirley, Barbara, & Freddie.

Shirley is my Representative & her term is up in 2014. We will sit on that for now. All terms are either up this year or up next year.

I wanted to go see The Blind Side at Midtown Crossing. I did, I wish other things were that easy.

Have a good Tuesday.