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Tyrone Freeman July 09, 2014 at 06:23 PM
I would have my next family reunion there.
Bob McBride July 09, 2014 at 07:25 PM
Good idea, Tyrone. It appears you'll have your pick of a minimum of 3 locations.
Bob McBride July 09, 2014 at 07:27 PM
I don't see any in the picture, Jay. If they do have them, I think it's safe to assume they won'tRead Moreb e carrying them at the Mequon location.
Bob McBride July 08, 2014 at 03:55 PM
CD, my understanding of the issue from my discussion as mentioned above was not so much the viewRead Morefro m Bartlett as the shadow cast and obstruction of sunlight by a 6 versus a 4 story building. I would imagine the residents on Bartlett, if they could, would much prefer a 2 story building, but I'm sure they realize that's an impossibility. The woman I talked to pointed to the construction on Lexington and Oakland as being of a variety they'd find more fitting for the area as a whole. The other concerns mentioned were increased population density and traffic issues. I don't recall mention of the view from Bartlett, aside from something about a 40 foot solid wall on one of the structures and claims by the developer that they could grow vines up to that height to make it less bleak and oppressive looking - something viewed with extreme skepticism.
CowDung July 08, 2014 at 04:31 PM
I was going by the diagram on the bottom of the flyer they left on my doorstep last week. They hadRead Morea row of 2 story houses drawn in behind the proposed 6 story buildings with a caption along the lines of 'this is what the residents of Bartlett drive will see if this plan is approved.' To me, their view was pretty much the same once the buildings hit 3 stories... ____________________________________________________________ With two more floors of what I assume will be residential living space, there certainly will be increased population density. Not sure about the increased traffic issues--trucks making deliveries are a pretty common problem throughout the village, and I'm not sure that the 4 or 6 story question really affects that.
Bob McBride July 08, 2014 at 06:47 PM
My comment regarding traffic was, primarily, in terms of the anticipated draw of the "MetroRead MoreMar t" and other retail establishments that will be a part of the development. Unless one assumes that all tenants on the 2 additional floors will be walkers or public transportation users, there will be a marginal addition associated with that as well. Currently, at times, the traffic gets pretty deep around the corner of Oakland and Capital. I guess it depends if having to sit through an entire light change or two before being able to proceed (it's happened to me on occasion - may happen more with increased traffic drawn from other areas) or having to park in a structure as opposed to in front of the place you want to go to represents a significant increase in traffic.
Bottom Line July 10, 2014 at 04:33 AM
And just in case dunder head fails to notice, this biased group that I link to is biased becauseRead Morethe y believe the macro engineering is wrong, and fails on the merits. Further, they include the original Cloward-Piven Strategy without editing .... http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/A%20Strategy%20to%20End%20Poverty2.html ..... for your review. :::::::::::::::: While I'm sure all can appreciate the concerns for the plight of those that are disadvantaged, I believe the agenda driven by "Macro Social Engineers" , like Cloward and Piven, Saul Alinsky, Lyle Ruble, and .... President Obama .... have resulted in the further surety that those they claim to care about will live a life of servitude and poverty, unless they are "terminated" by the less respectful they are forced to co-habitate with while "Their" elected reps prevent the prosecution of the same.
Bob McBride July 10, 2014 at 07:12 AM
What Lyle doesn't understand is that the programs we've put in place only help those who want helpRead Morea nd have a desire (either innate or hereditary) to improve their lot in life. They have no effect on those who aspire or conform to the lifestyle promoted in popular culture - the one responsible for most of the shootings that make up the tallied numbers - other than to sustain them while they participate in it. ::::: I've had the fortune (or misfortune, depending on how one views it) of working in an industry that had most of its manufacturing entities within Milwaukee's central city. During part of that time, I actually was responsible for training applicants for entry level positions to do some of the tasks they needed to perform. On multiple occasions, I've had those we'd hired tell me, after a day of performing some of the functions involved that they weren't coming back because they could stay at home and make nearly as much on welfare without having to do work they found distasteful. That was back in the late 70s. Zoom forward to today, and at the last place I worked directly for a manufacturer, we had the same problem with entry level positions in a union shop where the labor was much less intense and "distasteful". Both these plants were in virtually the same community - within a mile of each other. In both cases, the folks who were applying for the jobs, getting hired and then refusing to continue to show up were from the community in which these facilities were located. In both cases, ultimately, we ended up hiring and retaining folks from outside the community - those who were willing to travel into it to work...(cont'd)..
Bob McBride July 10, 2014 at 07:42 AM
I'm not suggesting everyone within these areas takes the same attitude. If you work in the areasRead Morean d travel in and out of them regularly as I have for 30 years, obviously you observe people coming and going to jobs, children going back and forth to school, parents watching out for they kids and attempting to maintain a decent looking and safe home for their families. But you also observe a lot of the behavior associated with people who are fine with subsisting on what they can get without working. Adults partaking in childish behavior, right out on the streets. Children wandering those streets during day and night time hours. Fights. Police and other law enforcement activity. You learn to recognize the signs of gang membership. You see the open and brazen transfer of drugs and for money. If you've ever lived in a neighborhood where there's one family who just can't seem to stay out of trouble, doesn't maintain their house, has a bad attitude and is confrontational, you know how disruptive that can be to normal life for others in the neighborhood. Imagine that in every 3rd or 4th house on both sides of the street of a city block and you can see just how hard it is for those who honestly want to get ahead or even just live a decent life to do so without worrying about their kids and their home constantly. :::::: There seem to be two schools of thought on these areas. Either everyone who lives there is a criminal or worthless layabout, or everyone is a victim of circumstances. Both attitudes are patronizing and show a lack of knowledge of the areas involved. There are good people and bad people in those areas. We need to acknowledge that and, particularly in the case of the bad people, not fear labeling them as such and dealing with them, accordingly. As for changing the ratio of good to bad, unfortunately, that's on the community itself - for the most part.
Bob McBride July 06, 2014 at 04:09 PM
It's more than just the wars, Lyle. To the extent that we feel the need to toppleRead More"tyrants&quo t;, whether directly or through surrogates, we do so, often, without properly factoring in the part they play in providing a degree of balance in the areas where they rule. In truth, as far as war goes, there's never any "end game" other than defeating the enemy and enforcing surrender, followed by occupation with the hope of complete withdrawal coming at some point in the near future. That's what happened in WWII to the best possible effect. Virtually all wars we've involved ourselves in following that one were either less successful variants or draws. Taken in the context of what constitutes and "end game" (by my definition), Iraq pretty much followed suit (overall outcome aside). Unsuccessful forays are not solely USA endeavors. The USSR was essentially undone in large part due to its involvement in Afghanistan as well. Obviously there are other examples as well.
Bob McBride July 06, 2014 at 04:12 PM
It's more than just the wars, Lyle. To the extent that we feel the need to toppleRead More"tyrants&quot ;, whether directly or through surrogates, we do so, often, without properly factoring in the part they play in providing a degree of balance in the areas where they rule. In truth, as far as war goes, there's never any "end game" other than defeating the enemy and enforcing surrender, followed by occupation with the hope of complete withdrawal coming at some point in the near future. That's what happened in WWII to the best possible effect. Virtually all wars we've involved ourselves in following that one were either less successful variants or draws or defeats (if we're honest about it). Taken in the context of what constitutes an "end game" (by my definition), Iraq pretty much followed suit (overall outcome aside). Unsuccessful forays are not solely USA endeavors. The USSR was essentially undone in large part due to its involvement in Afghanistan as well. Obviously there are other examples, but nothing's coming to mind at the moment...
Lyle Ruble July 06, 2014 at 07:17 PM
@Bob McBride ...... I couldn't agree more with your comment.
Bob McBride July 04, 2014 at 09:29 AM
And a happy 4th of July to all.
Hydra July 04, 2014 at 09:55 AM
Happy independence day.
® Steve July 05, 2014 at 04:21 PM
Happy 4th!! It was great to see Walker in the MF parade, again. Did you hear about the Obama voterRead Moret hat ran over a kid on the parade route before it started? Terrible.
® Steve June 30, 2014 at 09:31 PM
It is scary that one more liberal on the court will hand complete control of all lives over to theRead Moreg ubmient
Bob McBride July 01, 2014 at 12:17 AM
Next time you hear Democrats complaining about Republicans being "obstructionists" andRead Moreunw illing to compromise, here's an example of what they mean :::: I heard an advocate for birth control coverage state today that they, essentially, won't be satisfied until all forms of birth control are covered by insurance, without copay. So not only must every kind of birth control be available and covered, the person desirous of any form of birth control, from the least expensive to the most, shouldn't have to shell out one cent from their own pockets in order to get it. We don't do that for drugs people have to take because of medical conditions over which they have no control :::::::::: As usual, this isn't really about equal treatment or, really, healthcare. It's about extraordinary treatment demanded as validation of a behavior and as retaliation against those who dare not support coverage of all forms of birth control, whether they be of the pre- or post-conception variety. :::::::::::: These are the "reasonable" kinds of compromises Republicans are supposed to make in the interest of bipartisanship. Even a person who's willing to go along with coverage for birth control, but suggests there should be a copay comparable to any other prescription medicine or treatment is an "obstructionist" in the eyes of people like this advocate, who was a representative of one of the two organizations (the other being Planned Parenthood) leading the fight for full birth control coverage. They were not affiliated with some outrider extremist group. They were very much part of the Democratic mainstream.
Bob McBride July 01, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Next time you hear Democrats complaining about Republicans being "obstructionists" andRead Moreunw illing to compromise, here's an example of what they mean :::: I heard an advocate for birth control coverage state today that they, essentially, won't be satisfied until all forms of birth control are covered by insurance, without copay. So not only must every kind of birth control be available and covered, the person desirous of any form of birth control, from the least expensive to the most, shouldn't have to shell out one cent from their own pockets in order to get it. We don't do that for drugs people have to take because of medical conditions over which they have no control :::::::::: As usual, this isn't really about equal treatment or, really, healthcare. It's about extraordinary treatment demanded as validation of a behavior and as retaliation against those who refuse to endorse and celebrate that behavior. It's an example of one of the "reasonable" kinds of compromises Republicans are supposed to make in the interest of bipartisanship. Even a person who's willing to go along with coverage for birth control, but who suggests there should be a copay comparable to any other prescription medicine or treatment is an "obstructionist" in the eyes of people like this advocate, who was a representative of one of the two organizations (the other being Planned Parenthood) leading the fight for full birth control coverage. They were not affiliated with some outrider extremist group. They were very much part of the Democratic mainstream.
Hydra July 02, 2014 at 10:17 AM
This is disgusting. Some silver spoon rich kid forces a business to close so he can open up aRead Morestupid shop that will never work with tax dollars. Shorewood CDA and Village board WAKE THE HELL UP!!! THIS STUPID ASS BUSINESS IS DESTINE TO FAIL AND YOU ARE THROWING AWAY MONEY.
Sam Greene July 02, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Property records seem to indicate that while Devauer lives in Shorewood, he owns a condo in Madison Read More(Parcel Number - 251/0709-124-4603-0). Rather than put the taxpayer on the hook, why doesn't he risk his own property?
Bob McBride July 04, 2014 at 10:14 AM
It would be interesting to know what he was charging Joe for rent. He's going to have to clearRead Morethat in addition to making his nut monthly just to break even on this venture.
Tass Kandle July 06, 2014 at 12:11 PM
If I read that article correctly, spending on health care fell. Isn't that what Obamacare wasRead Moresuppos ed to do? Is this post attacking huffington post for their faulty numbers they were given by the BEA? Or is it attacking Obamacare for bringing down the total amount of money spent on healthcare?
Bob McBride July 06, 2014 at 10:21 PM
No.
Jay Sykes July 07, 2014 at 12:26 PM
The ACA (Obamacare) lowing the cost of healthcare? Have major employers announced, that HealthRead MoreInsu rance Premiums are being reduced? Medicare Payroll Tax being Lowered? Wisconsin/federal government spending less for Medicaid on a participant basis?
Hydra June 25, 2014 at 08:25 PM
Deb I have sent you 75 emails and you haven't responded! This is NOT how I like to do business .
Deb Torbica June 26, 2014 at 12:34 PM
debtorbica@att.net
Bob McBride June 30, 2014 at 02:04 PM
You're welcome.
Bob McBride June 25, 2014 at 04:23 PM
With all the information provided in this listing I'll be shocked if it doesn't sell immediately.
® Steve June 26, 2014 at 01:43 PM
nom nom nom Apple compuder
Hydra June 30, 2014 at 03:08 PM
Will this device compute calculations for things other then apples?
CowDung June 16, 2014 at 03:31 PM
Thanks for posting this, Bob. Good to know that we still have a source for local news coverage...
Tass Kandle June 19, 2014 at 10:08 AM
This is ridiculous. Republicans have been hating gays for decades. Tying them to fence posts andRead Morebe ating them to death, dragging them behind their trucks, then secretly soliciting them in airport bathrooms. All of a sudden you expect republicans to do a complete 180 and treat them like human beings? Yeah. Right.
Bob McBride June 19, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Bored today, Tass?
® Steve June 19, 2014 at 07:35 PM
Stay class Tass
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