Save the Racine Public Library From Mayor John Dickert! My view

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Full discloser I worded for the Racine  Library sometime ago

Libraries are critical what others have said

I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.

Best there is no end of what might be learned from the act of going to the Library.
When I was a child in Baraboo WI my Mom and Dad made a point of making sure did I not learn how to read they read to me at a young age and my Dad taught me how to read when I was about 4 .
Early on, I discovered  all the cool books I could get from the Baraboo Library.
Oh the world of Books the information!
After the Army I discovered  the U.W. Madison Library system with more information then I could think of ….
Even in my early days recovering from Alcoholism the  Library was a place of refuge.
Today I go to the Racine Library a few times each month.
Yes things have changed far more then just books  can be found there from programing to engage youth, DVD’s, and public Computers can be found there they can and are being used by many from Facebook to others using You Tube to discover this big world we live in.
Per $$ spent I  think there is no better investment that any City can make then the public Library.
So then why the hate from Mayor Dickert with the Cut backs?
KKK Mayor Dickert at a City meeting on Downtown Racine?
Is it to save $$ I cant think that if we can spend millions on Rootworks a million on City Hall (and his pal making Bank with the Bathrooms) could not cuts come from that? Or is there an another plan?
Why Yes Young Jedi there just might be.
I am thinking that our Real Estate maybe looking to find room for a Hotel/Convention Center where the Racine Public  Library/YMCA stand now.
Lets take a look at a map
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Why look in the upper left hand corner we have the YMCA!
What would they ever do with that Empty Building? Why of course sell in to the City or a pal of our Mayor to start this hotel/center
Yet IMHO they need more room the Library would provide this added room.
and then we have this
From the Racine Journal Times
Urban Pioneer – October 22, 2014 11:55 amIt is time for the Library to address the reality of the 21st century. Close and sell the land on Lake Michigan shoreline..It makes ZERO sense to maintain a tax dollars consuming property on land that could easily b rebuilt as a tax PRODUCING property if it was developed by the private sector. Second sell the land on Spring and Neumann Rd. Then take the combined monies and the Library’s reserve fund (Which I believe is around 10 million dollars. and build a new library on the property of the WesTowne theater. Ohio and Washington Ave. Its centrally located, and easy access for most of Racines low income students and families, and everyone else as well. Also easy access for Caledonia and Mt Pleasant users. Plenty of room for free parking. Close to shopping, groceries, the Post Office etc. This is a win-win for the entire community. Both the users and the non-users of the library system. Finally we can start collecting taxes from a high rise hotel or Condo development on the current library property and the YMCA on the lakefront land.
Looks to me that this poster does not understand that:
1) There is no real Bus system for anyone to use anyone and Minority Kids can get to this (Current) location vs most others, if ANYONE should have access to  a library its the minorities kids
2) Unless/until the Downtown becomes a gated community Minorities will coming to Downtown Racine.
3) Perhaps the library users do not shop downtown is what the heck is there to youth to shop at?  Bars and more Bars. Should we allow 12 year old kids to start drinking?
IMHO I see this attack on our  Racine  library as nothing more then the first step to building a Hotel/Center were once again Mayor John Dickert will use City $$ to have his pals make bank. That the story in the J-T and the post suggesting a move was just testing the waters for a push my our Mayor to get our beloved library to move
Thinking we need a good library far more then RootWorks or more City Contracts to our Mayor’s pals
 Please call the Mayor’s Office and your Alderman and tell them to fully fund the library.
In fact the Inter Governmental fund was to be used for that very thing NOT BS like Team Porter’s and what happened to that idea?

DO NOT READ STANDING UP

 

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Sources close to the RICO case on the City of Racine Mayor his pals and other elected officials

alleged the following to be true calls made to officials in the City of Racine for a response  have not yet been returned.

If the claims are true thinking the next meeting at City Hall will be most colorful, here is what I was told:

1) That certain defendants that would NOT be covered by the City received $25,000 each for legal expenses  a total of $50,000  this was paid out of a “Coffin” fund

2) That even with the cost now over the 100,000 detectable, the City of Racine has NOT turn the case over to  the City’s insurance company. This as the idea goes is alleged to be to keep the case in the City’s hands vs a party that could perhaps settle or even worse would after investigating for a defense, find that the policy would not cover the acts  alleged to have taken place, causing even more issues.

When I know more so will you!

Why bother?

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Why even bother with the Dog and Pony show called the Racine Budget?

The Mayor has  all the votes he needs to get his very strange budget passed. A few might vote no but no way do they have the votes to kill it.

A few brave Aldermen/Women  will ask hard questions but not have them answered may introduced ideas to cut spending but again, the Mayor of Racine will have his way his Budget will pass.

The high points are easy to think of:

More $$ for the Pals less for minorities who may need City services after all the Mayor’s pals are White and well off and Minorities are not. How dare they even live in this City!

Do we need Police or simply think there is no crime in the City?

Do we need our Streets cleared of Snow? Why would we when we can go to Mexico with our Pal the Mayor if you are white and rich ! This is the Racine way right?

Yes we need to spend $$  on our Civic Center is there a better looking empty building in Racine?

We need to spend $$ on Rootworks and the Uptown Plan do you not see all the Cars from Chicago bringing folks here to buy homes and start a business?  Are YOU saying that our Mayor might be fibbing?

As I see it the the Aldermen might as well stay home and Email the votes in

Does your ass hurt yet?

Flash News!!! Flash News!!! Flash News!!

received the go ahead to print the map

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Questions to ask

1) Is just now only Mayor Dickert’s dream, as even more have told me that Machinery Row is dead that to make anything happen the City/County would have to do the development, do you think the City of Racine has the $$$ to do so?

2)   Is the story in the Racine Journal Times

No suburban library for now

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/no-suburban-library-for-now/article_cb48a0a1-19f9-5ec9-9d5d-9b16646acb8d.html on the City library a plant to start the drum roll, to force this great resource, away from Downtown to keep away minorities from the very White downtown?

3) Might Mayor John Dickert  understand the City Hall is awash with good folk willing to risk his wrath in sending out information to the grassroots press, in order to insure that the public has the information that the Mayor not want the public to know ?

4) Does Mayor John Dickert understad that even in his Police State he can not stop the press.

Note to the Mayor EVER story I run here the link goes in front of 13,000+ eyes if only 1% look at the story that be 1300. not bad.

News Flash Machinery Row Issues coming to a head!

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This Reporter has received information about Machinery Row development in Racine WI, far more then I ever thought, sources that wish to remain off the record tell me that Machinery Row in Racine  is dead in the water.

As they have told me deals that would have obtained the properties required to get Machinery Row started have not of this morning have closed, that as they claim owners of property have been told the deals they (property owners) thought they had have been withdrawn.

If so this would mean that Machinery Row is very much dead, that for anything to happen The City of Racine/County of Racine would have to come up with the funds to buy properties or seize said properties for say back taxes or perhaps eminent domain law.

With Racine is so much debit, how would the City Leadership try to justify the bond issue required to do so?

With this information come to me a map that shows a draft of the layout of Machinery Row to include a named business in the location.

Should this map be legit and from the information on the map, my guess it I do have a copy of a “official” map. We have a question.

This being will the long term dream of Mayor John Dickert of a New hotel on Lake Michigan  be coming to pass?  What deals will have to take place first?

 

Watch out for drones!

 

A sad tale

 

Was talking with others at my watering hole about my just waiting to quit writing this blog for a range of issues mostly that folks in Racine I think could find out that our Mayor was a Lizard from Mars

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Or that Betty Page Lookalikes were working out of the Basement of City Hall

 

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and all anyone would say is what time America has talent is on?

What else does Racine care about?

IMHO not in  this City Hell far easier to run the fuck away, as fast and as far as you can.

So as I was venting on all of this an older Black man told me not to stop not only did he enjoy my poor grammar/misspelled posts he also said the story “of the fucked up City has got to be told”

Well he had me there who else will?

So why not me?

 

Well

 

 

 

 

 

Life in a Police State

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So there I was checking the social media sites and Boom, parts of a puzzle started to come together.

More checking from Web Sites and more came together.

Early this morning and more checking reading and well folks please be careful you are over 18 do what you will I do not care.

I do care that under Mayor John Dickert’s Police State he has the power not only to get the same information as I do but faster and in far more detail. With the RICO going on and his reelection coming up my guess is he has P.I.’s at his beck and call.

With I think an enemies list far greater then Nixon had and a unforgiving nature everything you do or say will be gathered and used to hurt you or others if he can do so .

We should recall what has been done in the City before bringing us to My Talk with  Ms Chainsaw

talked for sometime with a Racine activist that I call Chainsaw we spoke of Gary Becker and thought crimes how Computers can be hacked in so many ways what might someone who hated Gary (and many did.)  could do if this person was somehow able to gain access to a computer via a hacked password what fun they would have how much of a living Hell they could put him in

Even as I type this what say our Vindictive Mayor could do with a bit of cash + pals with advance knowledge of Computers could do to someone he hated.

As for me, being old fat poor no young hot babe is going to come on to me without being drunk or high if any do like was done before I will RUN not walk away. Your wife may not mind but I be well sad to say Dog Food.  I know better.

Be careful out there change your passwords use PGP in your emails If I have an idea of your Kink IMHO the Mayor sure knows and will act on it if he can

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