2010 Endorsements

High time i got to this. Let’s make it brief, except when it’s not: U.S. Senate: Russ Feingold As I said previously, in this day and age when so many are hollering about “defending the constitution,” it’s a travesty that people think the one Senator who has stood up for the U.S. Constitution and ourContinue reading “2010 Endorsements”

Milwaukee’s old manufacturing base at Rockwell takes another body blow

I asked one of the servers at Transfer Pizzeria, “Did you hear about the electrical workers at Rockwell?” “No,” she said. “What’s up?” “They got laid off.” “Oh. That explains why I haven’t seen them in about a month. They used to come in here once a week. They were a great crowd…” • •Continue reading “Milwaukee’s old manufacturing base at Rockwell takes another body blow”

Mayor Barrett wants Milwaukee to become Google’s first fiber optic test city

Given what’s happened recently with the new factories and the blossoming urban agriculture movement in Milwaukee, getting Google’s super-fast 1 gigabit per second fiber-to-the-home connections. Even with everything we the people of the city have been doing to make Milwaukee a great place, the Google fiber link would pull us much farther ahead in differentContinue reading “Mayor Barrett wants Milwaukee to become Google’s first fiber optic test city”

Milwaukee to get not one, but two factories from Spanish manufacturers

This seems like the first time in years I’ve heard of industry coming to Milwaukee instead of leaving it. It’s fantastic news, and much the turnaround I like to see. First was Mayor Barrett’s announcement that the Spanish firm Ingeteam will be building a wind turbine factory in the Menomonee Valley, bringing hundreds of mid-Continue reading “Milwaukee to get not one, but two factories from Spanish manufacturers”

The 2010 Daddy/Daughter Dance is fast approaching

Every February for the past four years, I have accompanied my daughter to North Division High School for the Daddy/Daughter Dance. It’s become a great annual tradition for us. Soon we’ll have a whole set of photos going back to our first dance in 2006. (Mayor Barrett was there last year with his daughter, andContinue reading “The 2010 Daddy/Daughter Dance is fast approaching”

Henry Sanders announces candidacy for Wisc. Lt. Gov.

Henry Sanders of Middleton (Dane County) has announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. Running as a Democratic Party candidate, Sanders will offer a geographical distinction over the two other best-known Democratic candidates, State Sen. Spencer Coggs and Ald. Tony Zielinski, who are both from Milwaukee County. I had heard a wish for moreContinue reading “Henry Sanders announces candidacy for Wisc. Lt. Gov.”

Detroit, not Rome, is burning

Nothing like it when you consider that an arsonist has set eleven abandoned properties ablaze in the past month. Or that there were “6,486 arson fires in 2008 investigated by the Arson Squad,” according to the Detroit News. This line rings a bell for me: “[Detroit] fire and city officials [are] worried as Halloween nears,Continue reading “Detroit, not Rome, is burning”

Early Wisc. Gov. prediction

Barrett vs. Neumann in the general, assuming Barrett announces his intention to enter on Sunday. And I’d say Barrett will win it. Sure, he’s from Milwaukee, but this seems to be a tick in his favor. He’s shown he can hold the line on spending while also working to renovate and improve the city. HisContinue reading “Early Wisc. Gov. prediction”