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.
It is just too bad the rest of the Cudahy Alderpersons didn’t send out a questionnaire like Third District’s Mark Otto.
To know is to be. As information is all power, so too can power come from not knowing. It is only for the knowing to wield instead of the all. As if information is known, the power is diminished, but the glory can be shared.
It is easy for Fifth District Alderperson Thomas Pavlic and Second District Alderperson Mary Schissel to sit back and claim that their Districts were not in favor. The same could have been made for the Fourth District when Sean Smith was still in office. Do they have any real proof that is the case? Real proof, not just that they claim phone calls which cannot be verified.
Remember Ronald Reagan’s Quote “Trust but verify!”
What would be the outcome if an Open Records Request were done on email for Wal-Mart with the two alderpersons? That would not necessarily take in count the phone calls. We would never truly know now will we?
An honest person walks a straight path, while a less than honorable one bends and twists.
My opinion is they didn’t want to really know what the residents in their districts wanted as they had no intention of voting that way. My guess because of some personal dislike of Wal-Mart. This gives them plausible deniability, as the military would say I couldn’t confirm nor deny anything. All you have is my word.
He who seeks the enlightened path, knows the truth when he is confronted with it not!
Now you may have noticed that First District Alderperson Joe Mikolajczak was not singled out, because in the end he wanted to at least hear out what Continental Properties had to offer. (In cases where it would be split 50/50, don’t you think it would be reasonable to hear out the plan?)
Trust is earned not given!
Wal-Mart was not a silver bullet, but it would have helped the city.
Lamin Perfect Balance: I move forward in life with ease and with joy at every age – I trust the process of life. All that I need is always taken care of! Lamsafe
Oh yeah by the way, what was the results of Mark Otto’s questionnaire?
To look is to see. To see is to know!
(340 total sent out)
1. Do you want WALMART in Cudahy?
YES 51 NO 22
1a. Should tax revenue generated from a WALMART be used to assist the creation of other development?
YES 29 NO 36
Please keep in mind that the Milwaukee Wave was in the picture back in July of this year.
Also, keep in mind that the IcePort site is in the third district and would have impacted those residents more, so it should have carried more weight.
The only correct answer is the truth!
A reader emailed me that “the whole Iceport/Wal-Mart is a Greek Tragedy, where fear ruled the hearts of those who oppose change and forward movement.”
They also gave me this link:
The classic discussion of Greek tragedy is Aristotle's Poetics. He defines tragedy as "the imitation of an action that is serious and also as having magnitude, complete in itself.” He continues, "Tragedy is a form of drama exciting the emotions of pity and fear. Its action should be single and complete, presenting a reversal of fortune, involving persons renowned and of superior attainments, and it should be written in poetry embellished with every kind of artistic expression.” The writer presents "incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to interpret its catharsis of such of such emotions" (by catharsis, Aristotle means a purging or sweeping away of the pity and fear aroused by the tragic action).
The trampling death of a Wal-Mart employee is blamed on the store not being unionized.
Jay Weber’s Pod Cast Click Here
Family of man trampled at Wal-Mart sues retailerStory Here