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The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Brookfield Puts Their 2010 Budget Online. Why Can't Cudahy?

Cudahy, Mayor, Taxes

Is it possible Brookfield wants their taxpayers in the know and Cudahy and Mayor McCue wants us in the Noir (Dark)?

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Cudahy Crime Alert 10-1-09

Crime Alert, Cudahy, Crime, Police, Safety, Info

This information is provide by Cudahy Police Sergeant Chris Blunt


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A New Player Has Entered the Cudahy Mayoral Race

2010 Election, Cudahy, Mayor, Kevin Fech

Kevin Fech has taken out the proper paperwork as a candidate for Cudahy Mayor in 2010.  He is a Cudahy resident in the first district.


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Pathetic Meeting Attendance

Cudahy, Development, Economy, Mayor, Meeting, Taxes

Cudahy Mayor Ryan McCue held three town hall meetings this month on the City Budget.


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Cudahy Police Activity 9/25 through 10/1

Police Activity, Crime, Cudahy, Police, Safety, Info

Cudahy Police Activity 9/25 through 10/1


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Chicago loses vote to host 2016 Games

Culture, KRM, Sports, World, Chicago

Olympic officials eliminated Chicago in the first round of voting from its bid to host the 2016 Summer Games, a surprise failure for President Obama who put his capital behind an enormous campaign.


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Weekend Events Oct 3-4

Info, Meeting, Taxes

Here are some events from a few of my friends this weekend for you to attend.


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Other Cities' Budgets Info

Taxes, Wisconsin, Local Government

Hey, look Franklin has the 2010 Recommended Budget online! 


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Cudahy 2010 Election Tidbits

2010 Election, Cudahy

First District:  I know Alderman Joe Mikolajczak is running for reelection.  The whispers in the wind are he will have two people running against him, one male, and one female.  I heard the names, but they have not come forward yet, so I will not say.


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Guest Blog - Chris Kliesmet - Support Milwaukee County 0% Tax Increase Proposal

Milwaukee County, Guest Blog, CRG, Scott Walker, Taxes

Support Milwaukee County 0% Tax Increase Proposal


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Speaking At Scott Walker's Budget Proposal Rally

Milwaukee County, Scott Walker, Taxes

Hello, my name is Randy Hollenbeck.  Some of you may know me.  I am a conservative blogger on the CudahyNow and Right View Wisconsin sites. 


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Cudahy, DPW, Mayor

I would like to draw your attention to the post it did on Sept. 17, 2009 titled “Cudahy Director of Public Works / City Engineer” where I posted emails that contained this information:


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Email bag 10-6-09

Cudahy, Email, Info, Blogging, Local Government

I would like to thank all those that read my blog, whether you agree with me or not!


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Mayoral Debate Format If I was Doing It

2010 Election, Cudahy, Mayor, Debates

If I would be in charge of designing and moderating the Cudahy Mayoral Debate, this is how I would do it.


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Guest Blog - Concerned Cudahy Citizen on Development

Cudahy, Development, Guest Blog

Randy, please post for me!


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More on Police Cars

Cars, Police

This goes along with a post I did before called “The Ultimate Cop Car


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1st Year K-9 Activity Log - Year 2009

Cudahy, K9, Police, Safety

Cudahy Police Department


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1st Year K-9 Activity Log - Year 2008

Cudahy, K9, Police, Safety

Cudahy Police Department


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1st Year K-9 Activity Log - Letter From Chief of Police Thomas D. Poellot

Cudahy, K9, Police, Safety

I cut this up to posted in reverse order to make it easier to read.


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Cudahy Gas Station Opens Back Up

Cars, Gas, Cudahy

The former Shell Gas/Diesel station (will now be a BP) has opened back up on the east side of Pennsylvania Ave and just North of Edgerton.  So please stop by and check it out.


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Cudahy Sidewalks - Walking Down Memory Lane

Cudahy, Development, Roads, Sidewalk, Safety, Taxes

While talking to someone this last weekend, someone who most likely isn’t a fan of mine, they thought that I took too much credit for a big push for sidewalks in Cudahy on Whitnall Ave.


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For Those Who Could Not Attend the 0% Tax Rally

CRG, Economy, Milwaukee County, Taxes, Wisconsin, Scott Walker

For those that could not come out and support Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County 0% Tax Increase Proposal which have over 800 in attendance, here is a video of the speech I gave.

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Introducing Cudahy Mayoral Candidate Kevin Fech

2010 Election, Cudahy, Info, Mayor, Kevin Fech

This is information provide to me by Mr. Fech.  I will have a post later in the week with my sit down and chat with Mayoral Candidate Kevin Fech.  What I can tell you is he is very personable and approachable.


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Email Bag 10-12-09

Cudahy, Development, Email, Mayor

My comments are in blue.


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Comments you might have missed from Mayoral Debate Format If I was Doing It

Missed Comments, Blogging, Debates

For those of you that don’t go back and look at the older posts and comments that come after a new post has been posted.  I will try to do a weekly repost of comments.


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Comments you might have missed from Cudahy Sidewalks - Walking Down Memory Lane

Blogging, Missed Comments

For those of you that don’t go back and look at the older posts and comments that come after a new post has been posted.  I will try to do a weekly repost of comments.


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Guest Blog - Concerned/Embarrassed Cudahy Resident

Cudahy, Email, Newsletter, Mayor, Guest Blog

This is the letter a Cudahy resident sent Mayor Ryan McCue on the Cudahy Newsletter for Fall/Winter 2009 mistakes or errors.


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Mac Snow Leopard Users Beware

Computer, Info, Mac

Apple acknowledges Snow Leopard data loss issue


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Interview with Cudahy Mayoral Candidate - Kevin Fech

2010 Election, Cudahy, Debates, Kevin Fech

My questions are in blue.


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Guest Blog - Picky Cudahy Citizen

Cudahy, Guest Blog, Email


Randy please post asap!

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Follow up to Cudahy Newsletter

Cudahy, Email, Mayor, Newsletter

Dear xxxx,


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Chicago Envy

Chicago, Development, KRM, Metra, Wisconsin

Some of this might sound familiar as this post was born out of a comment of mine to another post I did.


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Here is A Major Fix For City Hall

Cudahy, Development, DPW, Mayor, Leadership, Policy

As many of you remember that for the longest time I have made it a big deal how much time Mayor McCue spends at City Hall.  Election time is around the corner, so the Mayor is now visible at City Hall.  Playing off of that old “It is what you have done lately” that will be in people’s minds.


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Cudahy's Education Problem

Cudahy, Education, Mayor, school

During Mayor McCue’s last public 2010 budget meeting, he said that a big part of Cudahy’s education low-test scores are because of “Transients”.


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Score One For Us, The Taxpayers!

Budget, Cudahy, Info, Leadership, Mayor, Taxes

In the letter that Mayor McCue has sent out regarding Cudahy’s 2010 budget, he states, “We hope to have the recommended budget online for residents review at”.  I think that is what I have been harping about doing and is the right thing for the public.  I am grateful for it; I just wish this would have been done long before this.


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Cudahy Police Activity 10/9-10/18

Crime, Cudahy, Police Activity, Police

This information is provide by Cudahy Police Sergeant Chris Blunt


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Kids' Party Place Ideas

Fun, Kids

Organ Piper Pizza

4353 S. 108th St.

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Cudahy Economic Director Focus on This!

Cudahy, Development, Leadership, Local Government, retail, Packard Plaza

Have you walked through Packard Plaza lately?  You might notice Warehouse Shoes and IQ Buffet have left.  You might remember I talked about Packard Plaza in April of 2008 “Economic Downturn” and at that time vacancy of 42%.


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Wal-Mart in the News

retail, Wal-Mart, Toys

Wal-Mart supersizes holiday toy program

Retailer offering 100 toys for $10 each through the Christmas season

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Cudahy Budget Revenue Shortfall

Cudahy, Budget, Taxes, Mayor, Leadership

Please take a second to read this article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel if you haven’t already read it or just want to refresh your memory.


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Economic Recession and Economic Depression

Economy, National

An astute reader and guest blogger (Guest Blog - Picky Cudahy Citizen) brought up a good point.  Recession and depression in terms of economics is not the same.  It doesn’t matter just because other people improperly interchange them that you should.  And just because others are doing that doesn’t make it right nor should people continue to use them incorrectly.  It does matter in the end!


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Updated 2009 Halloween Neighborhood Trick-or-Treat Schedule

Fun, Holiday, Kids

List is in Alphabetical order as known so far.


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Humor - Saw 29 - The Day They Finally Changed the Blade

Fun, Humor

Here is a little Halloween humor!


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Birmingham Alabama Mayor Accused of Taking Bribes

Culture, National

This story just amazes me and saddens me at the same time.  Just how easy it is to become seduced by "the honey of power" and corrupt with money!  Look how harsh critics were with Mayor Langford.


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Cheap Family Ideas

Guest Blog, Fun, Info, Sports



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More Sales Taxes Coming

Milwaukee County, Taxes

County sales tax


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LED's will replace CFL's

LED's, CFL's, Info, Energy

The lifespan of CFL’s (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs) might be a long time, but I think LED’s will soon replace them.  The LED’s are cooler running and use even less electric.


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Here is a Challenge to Cudahy Director of Economic Development Lara Fritts

Budget, Cudahy, Development

How about on the front page of your website Cudahy4business you place a thermometer, pie chart, graph, balance scale (you pick the representation/graphic) that shows just how you and the city are doing in turning around the percent of taxes ratio of business to residential paid. 


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Happy Halloween!!!!

Holiday, Fun

Happy Halloween Everyone!


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Is the City of Cudahy Charging Sales Tax for Nuisance Weed Fees?

Cudahy, Taxes

Will Cudahy get caught out on this one?


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