Here is the audience’s new/continuing Wish List for Scott Walker and the Republicans in Madison. First, the UNFINISHED ITEMS FROM THE PRIOR LIST:
1. Bring back TABOR or some permanent taxpayer bill of rights that caps future property tax increases.
The Sun Prairie Star newspaper apologizes to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser in this week's edition.
I attended a meeting with Kitty Rhoades, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Health Services a couple of weeks ago. Part of our agenda was to come up with the cost savings ideas that DHS is looking for the eliminate the caps in the Family Care Program. During the meeting, Kitty mentioned that one of the things that DHS is looking for is that individuals who are in these long term care programs, are getting out of the home and into the community.
I was at a meeting about a week later with a group of individuals and we were discussing the County Budget, specifically the proposed cuts to the bus system. This would include cuts to the Transit Plus system. The Transit Plus buses run similiar to the County bus schedule.
So Much for Prosser Being a
Garlic Mustard Pickers' fiddler Bobbie Groth sends this news:
The Garlic Mustard Pickers will do a performance at LaFollette Park (in West Allis) on Saturday, Sept 10th
Performance time is 4 to 6 pm.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of LaFollette Park. Food is available for purchase... If I'm remembering things correctly, last year they had a roast pig - well worth the money that was being charged.
We perform outdoors, surrounded by picnic tables. The weather forecast calls for a nearly perfect day.
LaFollette Park is on 92nd Street, one "long block" north of Greenfield Ave. It's very easy to get to from I-894.
Thanks for supporting our band!
One woman to another as they were leaving E. W. Luther school in Grant Park this morning after dropping tykes off for their second day of 4K: "I hope they learn something in school today."
"Yeah," replied the other woman. "They didn't learn anything yesterday."
I recently had the opportunity to sit-down and talk with two Cudahy Elementary teachers.
This is an email response to my post called A Conversation With Two Cudahy Elementary Teachers from Angie Fech.
This week, my daughter has come home from school with many questions. You see, she was only 2 years old 10 years ago. One of her questions was "what were you doing on 9/11 daddy?"
It was not a question that took any thought. I was sitting at my desk, as an operations manager in an air freight company, tracking and tracing my customers freight. All of a sudden I got one email, followed by a phone call from the corporate office. This is how I was told about the planes. Remember, 10 years ago, I don't remember having the technology that we do today to watch live TV on the computer. It took an hour or so to get pictures posted on the internet.
I still remember what I was doing on that Tuesday, I was driving over the Hoan bridge when the tower went down. It is an event I will never forget!
So there I was minding my own business yesterday, plowing through dozens of emails that had piled up during several days of scant to no attention when I came across one from a name that seemed vaguely familiar, but couldn’t think where I had seen it. I opened the email to find that the sender was taking me to task for falling down on my NOW bloggerly duties.
Oh, that’s where I’d seen the name. Randy Hollenbeck. He's another NOW blogger. I have only seen the name, but haven’t read his posts. Apparently, the reverse isn’t the case – or it wasn’t at least once.
I want to redirect people to an awesome post done by Heather Liban on
My colleague Randy Hollenbeck recently interviewed 2 Cudahy Elementary teachers. From the writings of Randy, the term bully came out of the conversation from the teachers. Specifically, that special needs families “bully” the Cudahy School Board to get what they want. This is a term that has my wife and I upset. I posted the definitions of both advocate and bully on Monday. We were accused of “attacking the teachers”. Well, calling special needs families bullies is an attack on us.
Unless you live with an individual with a disability, you have no idea what families go through. There is no possible way you can understand, unless you live it. We face discrimination every single day in one form or another. Many people have low expectations for our children with disabilities. But families do not have the same expectations as others. Some families may have unrealistic expectations, but for the most part they know what their child can do. Who knows their child better than a parent?
Most people know that I am pro-Wal-Mart. That isn’t a secret! One would only need to remember the Wal-Mart Now forum comment section, look back at my blog posts, or know that I was the lead Cudahy citizen on the Wal-Mart group to know that. It really comes down that I am pro-business. I would support ShopKo just as much and hard.