It is now crystal clear that Scott Walker is not as interested in balancing the budget as he is in eroding the rights of Wisconsin's hard-working middle class. As I have said earlier, asking public-sector employees to shoulder a greater portion of their pension and health care costs is a reasonable request. Taking away their right to collective bargaining is not.
On Sunday, March 6th, I attended the 9th annual WMSE Chili Contest with my wife and son. It was a huge success. There were tons of people. I would say "standing-room only" but there was barely room to stand. The chili was excellent. There were so many chili vendors it would have been virtually impossible to sample them all. I walked around and just picked some more or less at random. I can't say there were any I didn't like. One of the vendor's was Cudahy's own City Lounge: http://www.cityloungesmokefree.com/
What an amazing week this has been! The demonstrations in Madison to protest Governor Scott Walker's budget proposals have surprised everyone. What a historic time! Although I have never been a member of a labor union I do support the right of employees to negotiate and I support them on a moral basis.
The word on the street is that the route for the 2011 UPAF Miller Lite Ride for the Arts may travel over the Hoan Bridge. The organizers for the ride have wanted to do this for several years but the state would not allow it. Rumor has it that Scott Walker is open to the idea and may approve it for 2011. This would be an exciting addition to the ride!
Garlic Mustard Pickers will be performing Monday, Dec. 20th at Fixx Coffee House. In case you haven't been to Fixx it is at 3558 E. Sivyer Ave (on Packard Ave half a block north of Howard Ave). Music starts at 7:30 pm.