20070904

Merde de Poulet

"I yam what I yam ..."

-- Popeye

Here is what the bloggers are saying about Joe Klein.

Badger Blogger writes ...

"By checking his Bio page, we can see that he is yet another East Side tree hugging liberal (oh, they prefer to be called “progressive” now) that wants to make Milwaukee taxpayers pay for a light rail choo-choo that no one will ride… except maybe himself, since he claims to have taken the city bus downtown to register as a candidate."

Another cogent and elegantly phrased argument against the child's word for steam engine.

Here is a news release about the light rail in Saint Louis that, it was said, nobody would ride.

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
-- Abraham Lincoln

Wigderson Library & Pub writes ...

"I'm not sure what qualifications someone with the occupation of "geek" brings to the position of County Executive."

Perhaps you missed the impact that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates (both geeks and college dropouts) have had on the American economy.

You need only look at the deteriorated state of the Milwaukee County Parks, the cuts to the Milwaukee County Transit System, the empty land on the Milwaukee County portion of the Park East development, the Milwaukee County parking annex fiasco, the lack of oversight on pensions ... Scott Walker's qualifications speak for themselves. The public will only take being fed the foul excrement of blaming prior administrations for so long.

Scott Walker is a tax-cutting anarchist who threatens to irreparably damage public institutions held by him in the public trust. He has failed in his fiduciary responsibility to preserve the institution once held by the City of Milwaukee, (the Public Zoo, the Public Museum, the Public Parks) and turned over to Milwaukee County for the mutual benefit of all the people.

Where is the leadership and action? We have been the recipients of nearly six years of spin.

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
-- Abraham Lincoln

Unlike the Merde de Poulet politicians, talk show entertainers, and bloggers who fear dialog, I say bring it on.

So, how about your opinions on the issues?

4 comments:

mjonthemove said...

So, besides you being pro-mass transit and light rail (of which I am also), what else would you do if you were elected?

Matthew said...

"I'm not sure what qualifications someone with the occupation of "geek" brings to the position of County Executive."

Hahaha, that sounds like a fantastic reason FOR you being elected. I'd love to see the politicians removed from politics.

What stage is this proposed mass transit/light rail in, is there a map of where it would go?

Joe Klein said...

I had an interview with WisPolitics:

http://milwaukee.wispolitics.com/index.iml?mdl=articles.mdl&Issue_ID=2552#art7815

I am supporting Mayor Barrett's rai and transit proposal. You can find that with some googling as a map did appear in JSOnline.

I think a line going down 6th to canal then west to the zoo would make be smart if it could be built before the upgrade of the zoo Interchange. An in tact abandoned rail right of way exists from the VA to the Zoo.

Heraldblog said...

Chickenshit - you got that right. I'd like to see the rail line go all the way to Waukesha for starters. Your critics can't see beyond the next fiscal year. They think gasoline will always be affordable, and that the 2012 Hummer will be bigger and better than ever. Fuggem.

If these people had an foresight, they'd realize we're in for some drastic demographic shifts as gasoline becomes more expensive. How will rural America manage $6 a gallon gasoline? How will suburbanites adjust when more of their income goes to pay for their daily commute to the city?

Doncha think light might come in handy someday? Like soon?

Great blog, BTW. I thought you wrote for Newsweek? ;-)