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  •  What a great post, CC! (2+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, Cream City

    I like all your posts, but really enjoyed this one.  You make SO many good points.

    And I loved your giving that slap happy woman a bigger kick in the butt than I managed.  Yes, "in front of his wife and children and the world,"  not to mention in his moment of defeat after bravely standing up to run again, and not to mention the fact that she was dead wrong.  YUK.

    I am glad he's still your mayor---although if Wisconsin could have stolen him from you, that would have been very good too.  Although born and raised in Madison, all my mother's side was from Milwaukee, so many holidays and summer weekends spent there growing up.  It's a city with so much potential, sitting itself on a gorgeous spread of Lake Michigan, but until the last decade, it's always been the frumpy sister to Chicago.

    But on my last visit there, a couple of years ago, I was stunned and so impressed to see the revitalization. You know CC, not to sound like a Pollyanna, but sometimes things have a way of working our the way they're supposed to. Milwaukee loves Barrett, and Barrett loves Milwaukee.  

    I am consoled that Barrett will return to a job he loves, and that Milwaukee will continue to benefit from such a fine, decent man. And now the onus is on Walker, like never before. Fingers crossed that he gets indicted.  That would go a long way to make up for the heart break I felt last night.

    •  Ah, this explains much. You're part Mwokeean! (1+ / 0-)
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      so no wonder your comments have been great for me to read here.  And did your mother drop her l's, as we do, and call it Mwokee?

      I'm so glad, too, that you have seen that the frumpy sister has gotten darned fashionable lately, hasn't she?  Did you see the Calatrava, and did you see it open its wings?  It's so memorable to see on my lovely lakefront.  (I live near the lakefront and get to gaze upon it almost daily. . . .)

      -- interrupted by yet another phone survey about how I voted, past tense!  it never stops here --

      Now, about things having a way of working out, I just saw tv pundits saying that the Tea Partiers are pushing hard for Rock Star Scooter to be Romney's VP.  

      Oh, that is wonderful for us!  Let's join in the effort so that Romney will have an indicted co-conspirator (in Watergate-speek) on the ballot!  

      "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

      by Cream City on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 06:08:40 PM PDT

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        Can't believe you zeroed right in on the "Mwokee" thing.  Can't even tell you how many friends up here in Minnesota have laughed at how I say "Mwokee."  They've all got this weird idea that you pronounce it "Mil- waukee." LOL.

        Lucky you to live near the lake front.  After my parents divorced, when I was at school at the UW Madison, my mother moved back to Milwaukee.  She had a condo in the Regency.  Are you familiar with it?  It was a lovely place that overlooked the lake on one side, and the city on the other.  You could see "Sally's" very well from her balcony.  At that time it was a very interesting restaurant, rumored to be run by the mafia, RIGHT ON the lake, and the best of what "supper club" means.  Don't even know if it's still there.  

        Also, LOVED my mother's neighborhood just up the lake from her.  Even all those years ago, it was very hip and like a slice of a city with a contemporary pulse point.

        As for Scooter as Romney's VP, yeah that would be lovely.  But I'm not holding my breath.  Romney, frankly, doesn't have the balls to hire the most radical conservatives in his party to be his VP.  He's just not THAT severely conservative---except when he's talking to the base.  He's just not "that" anything.

        You know, CC, all this to do about how Obama didn't show up in Wisconsin has tended to give cover to the fact that Romney didn't show up there either.  Nor did he make even a mention of it in the weeks and days preceeding the recall.

        Of course, he was happy to try to jump on the band wagon this morning. What a schmuckola.

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