Say Goodnight Jim? UPDATE!

Wow Batman

Jim Kaplan Alderman of the 4th District here in the City of Racine maybe facing Recall!


Today at about 1:10 PM the first paperwork was filed at the City Clerks office to start the Recall process  of Jim Kaplan Alderman of the 4th District.   The group I met with in front of City talked of:

Lack of leadership


Abuse of Power

How some Bar owners/Folks wanting to open bars are treated differently.  The headaches one may have dealing with Racine. (Something two others brought up to me   outside the event, and even a story in the Journal Times this week on how hard it is to deal with the City)

As just some of the issues driving this effort.

Folks linked to this effort see no issues in gathering the 340 names to move the effort forward.

More details to come I  expect to talk to others involved in this movement.

I am told that the person among others who may run if the effort moves ahead is “Coach Carter”, I do not have a Full name, but as I understand this has been interacting with Youth and other actions to better this area of the City.

Just informed at 21:44 PM today that more paperwork needs to be filed. I have been  informed that this will be done by Thursday COB.  Sorry  for any  confusion. I was at the city clerks office when the paperwork was handed in at that time we where told the paperwork looked O.K. but she (the Clerk) would look it over and if needed call the filer.   Glad to see that The clerk kept her word

When more info comes in I will do another update.  I also am still hoping on Photos taken today




Ethics Board WTF Racine? My .02

Ethics Board  is IMHO a critical board to have for the City of Racine if not any city. For as I see it from time to time events will happen and the question is/was it Ethical to take place or even can the City of X do this Y or not. Then fix that issues or behavior.

We all I believe want the best Goverment we can have and should something be questioned know that the Ethics Board will do the best job possible to look into issues and resolve issue.s

Readers o this Blog know of the Question I have after an ethics board member was show sleeping

For a recap here is one of the Photos taken


Now I talked to a Board member about this and also sent an open Records request.

Good Day

I am asking under Open Records for Copies of all Emails between

Doug Nicholson
1534 College Ave.

Lincoln Murphy
333 Lake Ave #708

Attorney Mary Wyant
465 Melvin Ave.

Diana Valencia-Garcia
1134 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.

Russell Missureli
3243 Barbara Dr.

Thomas Friedel City Administrator

concerning Member Russell Missureli and his Sleeping at the last Meeting of this group this month on or about 4/15/13

See attached Photo   PDF copies would be fine. I understand that there 
may be a charge for this and if so I will be told of said charge in advance

Thank You

Wayne Clingman

In return I received this : 
he Board of Ethics members do not have city-issued email accounts.  Have you contacted any of those members directly?  If you request the City to make the contacts for you, then that may constitute locating the records, the charge for which would be charged to you, if it exceeds $50.00.  Wis. Stat. sec.  19.35(3)(c).

City Administrator Tom Friedel advises me that he has had no email communication on the requested topic.  As such, there is no record to provide.

Nicole F. Loop
Assistant City Attorney
Racine City Attorney's Office
730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
p: (262) 636-9115
f: (262) 636-9570

I have been assured by others I trust of two things 

1) The Sleeping issues is being addressed 
2) That If I feel I need to request the Help of the City others will help fund the cost  

Great that is one issue delt with but yet there is another 

I will say that the Mayor should be able to appoint the members he sees fit to the Board that is part of the Goverment of Racine to a degree, however conflicts of interests should not be allowed or even be hinted at. For as I see it The City Leadership must be above reproach, and if Ethical Questions come up be investigated by an impartial group    

The man above if cant stay wake can't serve anyone, can he? If so how? Be being told how to vote? 

Can a close pal of the Mayor who held event/s for the Mayor's election/reelection  be seen as being unbiased? Can Doug Nicholson in fact do that? 
Would it not be better for Mr. Nicholson to recuse himself from hearing the case dealingh with the Mayor and a member of his campaign staff Mary Jerger who severed as treasurer? 



I would hope that the Mayor himself has asked him to do so so, as this Ethics case goes forward it looks as good as possible, to all who live in Racine. Will this occur? I do know this should it not I guess that an Ethics invesagation will take place on the Ethics Board 

Note I am looking for the Story from the J-T, on who went with Mayor John Dickert to France

Is the Linc Murray on the flyer the same that is on the Ethics Bord?  If so should he not recuse himself?
is this as shady as it looks?  

Porters of Racine’s anyone know what is going on?

Recall this from the J-T 2/9/12  : The former Porters of Racine’s owners Thursday announced a $5.5 million redevelopment of the building into 37 apartments and seven ground-floor retail spaces…..

After this sailed to passage for the City of Racine to help make Team Porters come to pass. Many started asking questions about  why nothing could be seen going we have this from the J-T 2/11/13 …” However, what Micah Waters never expected when he announced the project was how difficult obtaining $2.3 million in bank financing would be. Three times he was working with a bank but saw collateral requirements grow unacceptable. “We couldn’t come to terms … we all could agree to,” Micah Waters said.”…  ”

Eventually, in December they started talking with Southport Bank of Kenosha. On Monday, they learned Southport had approved their loan on terms they agreed to.

Micah Waters said he expects to close on the loan in about mid-March.

Initially, construction was to begin last spring and take about 18 months.”…  and this “…Now, with the bank borrowing arranged, he said they can start the remaining architectural work, approximately 30 percent of the project….”   My first question is since he is going to be as I understand it his own Architect, does that mean he gets to pay himself 30% of 6 Million? 1.8 Million is not a bad payday IF I understand that right. If I do is that 1.8 Million needed to be part of the financing? Or is it just payment for work for hire?

Will we ever see any work done on the building inside or out? Should we see something by now, or will we read come June that 1) More $$ is needed for unexpected issues or 2) the Project will not go forward for whatever issue?  Then of course will any $$ paid for this project get repayed or even need to be?

Should we care or just believe?


Racine might not be alone with issues




Asleep at the wheel City of Racine Ethics Commission


Today at Racine City Hall there was a meeting of the City of Racine Ethics Commission

the above is a photo taken of a member of this group.

I and others saw this member sleeping as the meeting was held and planing talked about for the upcoming Ethics complaints filed on Mayor John Dickert Other City of Racine Staff and members of the City of Racine Cable Commission over issues about CAR 25.

Can the above Member do his job?   Is the public being served by this?


Is this how the City thinks how to best serve the public?

I got this from the City Attorney today 4/22/13

“I have been advised that the board member in question had just gotten home from eye surgery.  Any further questions should be addressed to the chair.”

So no one from the Board knew before that this was going to be the case? Why did it take a week and phone calls (not returned) and Emails to  get that? makes other events and talks even more interesting or is this the first excuse the City could come up with? What do you think? Will others think that the Mayor of Racine will do what it takes…?

Music For Mayor John Dickert and Pals

John Dickert



Why does he care about the music played in Black Owned Bars yet nothing on the same music in White owned Bars?


Sad days of Racine No Jobs- No Hope Who pulls the strings?

City of Racine Has no money See City Workers Go By By!

 Committee of the Whole

City of Racine
Meeting Agenda
City Hall
730 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53403
Chairman Alderman Jim Kaplan, Alderman Michael Shields,
Alderman Sandy Weidner, Alderman Gregory Helding,
Alderman Q.A. Shakoor II, Alderman Raymond DeHahn,
Alderman Ronald D. Hart, Alderman Robert Mozol, Alderman
Terry McCarthy, Alderman Dennis Wiser, Alderman O. Keith
Fair, Alderman Melissa Kaprelian-Becker, Alderman James
Morgenroth, Alderman Krystyna Sarrazin, Alderman Molly Hall
City Hall, Room 205
6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Call To Order
Approval of Minutes for the March 19, 2013 Meeting.
Subject: (Direct Referral) communication from the City Administrator presenting a
recommendation to amend the 2013 Budget.
If you are disabled and have accessibility needs
or need information interpreted for you,
please contact the City Clerk at 262-636-9171
at least 48 hours prior to this meeting.
Page 1
City of Racine
Printed on 04/08/2013
Tonight the Committee of the Whole as above talks about being 2.1 Million short. (Only)
This is from losing Round 1 of the fight over Union Contacts, that The City rushed  to sign  then of course told the City Unions to say… well let me put it pound sand this of course  let to the City being sued over the Union Contracts and of course the count saying a Contract is a contract, leading to more  count fights and the city spending more $$ to and have the first count over turned.
As I understand it tonight the Committee of the Whole will start to talk about how to find the 2.1 Million the City is short.
How many City Union jobs will go? How many Street Lights will come down? Will Fire Station #5 get closed?  Will Police Officers get  fired?
Your guess is as good as mine. However I think we are safe to say that City Workers will get fired. Sad yes, very sad. (Update a number of openings in City Staff will not be filled and a three day lay off for City employees, this may change)
Wait it gets better!
Say the City fires 20 workers, starts to shut down Fire Station #5 (Again)then turns around and spends $1 on the  Harbor for dredging  or $1 on RootWorks. How do you feel about that?
Rather  have Fire Stations or more toys for The Downtown?  Can we stop more spending on City Hall? The Roundabout?  Get some of the $$ back  from Deltahawk for not hiring the # Delta Hawk said (How did they hire) ? Maybe just trust Mayor John Dickert to call Obama and get a check?

Racine Exposted

I link to this site, the blogger who does this site does a great job I feel far better  then I do.

Please read and maybe……


Racine Exposed

(the why)


There are two sides to every story and  here I will reveal what others try to hide, or don’t want you to know.  Informed decisions can’t be made if information is hidden or obscured. Here you will find the other side, so you can  make an informed decision. Choose wisely.

Just maybe

Take action!

Nothing will change until we do.


From: Wayne Clingman 236 Jones St. Racine WI

Date: 4/8/13

RE: Item 13-8542  Repealing and recreating Sec. 6-106

To the City of Racine Common Council I Respectfully Submit,

In reference to Item 13-8542, a communication from the Mayor requesting that the City repeal and recreate Sec. 6-106 prohibiting the issuance of a liquor  license to premises that have delinquent accounts with the City.  At the Common Council meeting on March 5, 2013, Item 13-8542, was not addressed by the Common Council. Previously, the item had been recommended for  DEFERREAL at a Feb. 25 Public Safety and Licensing Committee. Subsequently, the Public Safety and Licensing Committee scheduled a Change of Agent hearing to be held on April 8, 2013 for Michigan Pub and Beachside Oasis. A check of the Racine County Tax records indicated that Michigan Pub was in arrears dating back to 2009. I am asking that the Common Council  investigate Mayor John Dickert and Alderman Greg Helding to see if they had any prior knowledge of the Michigans Pub tax delinquency; their relationship with the parties involved; why Mayor John Dicket, while acting as Presiding Officer over the Common Council did not address Item 13-8542;  and if  any of the actions they took on Item 13-8542 were influenced by their relationships with the parties involved or knowledge they had about Michigan Pub’s delinquent taxes.

Thank You

Wayne Clingman

Mind you the Aldermen can just receive and file, however it creates a paper trail, for a real journalist to follow (Say Fox 6) and ask other questions.

Questions the Good Old Boys do not want asked.



Lizard Men do they run Racine WI? Sarcasm


The real John Dickert?


Lizard Men do they run Racine WI?


So after my Dr appointment, I tuned in 620 AM WTMJ  and show host was talking about the number of folks who believe that   Lizard Men run the world,  he said after seeing  the Milwaukee County Board in action,we might too.

Interesting, so one of the signs of Lizard Men running the Goverment could be acting incompetent as they gain more control.  How better proof of this then by Dickert suing his own city? Was not that not a foolish act?

Of course Lizards need a nice wet place to live. Might this not be the real reason for the interest in Dredging the Lake shore is creating  a better place for his female lizard   to nest?


Lizard Leader Mayor Dickert’s Nest before dredging?

And what better yummier treat to eat then a chubby Boater drunk from parting in Downtown Racine Bars



Fat Yummy Boater


Chartroom Charlie's Restaurant  819333

Typical bar on the water.

This might explain why Mayor John Dickert wants to spend money the City of Racine does  not have, on RootWorks!  The Lizard King is just trying to feed his fellow Lizards!   To think so many of us think that the millions Rootworks would suck up is a bad ideas! Why we are taking food from true leaders mouths!

I am so glad I quit drinking hate to end up a snack for what might be the real Mayor Dickert!


,Kinda does look like Mayor John Dickert……



Boom! Or should I hire someone to start my truck? My .02


This is Racine. Anything can happen. Lets look at oh lets say Phoenix AZ and two men

Brian Downing Quig

Conspiracy theories a big part of man’s life and death

Dennis Wagner
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 5, 2003 12:00 AM

If Brian Downing Quig hadn’t been killed this summer, he’d probably be investigating the traffic accident that took his life.

Like Mel Gibson in the Hollywood movie Conspiracy Theory, Quig devoted his life to connecting dots and exposing plots. A voracious reader with an IBM memory and a Disney imagination, the 54-year-old Phoenix resident reveled in CIA black operations, mob hits and political skullduggery.

More than anything, he was obsessed with the theory that secret power barons are manipulating America, and that he must stop them.

“His main job in life was he wanted to make America better,” explained a sister, Phyllis Beninati of Long Island, N.Y.

Quig died earlier this summer after being struck in an accident with none of the intrigue that gave meaning to his life.

According to a Phoenix police report released Aug. 21, he was pushing a shopping cart down 75th Avenue near his west Phoenix home on June 16.

Eighteen-year-old Andy Martinez of Glendale was behind the wheel of a Toyota, listening to music and talking with two friends.

Martinez told detectives a man loomed in his windshield. He hit his brakes and swerved, to no avail. A plywood board in the shopping cart smashed through the windshield, injuring passenger Eric Colon, 18. Quig died a short while later at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Martinez was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, but investigators determined that was not what caused the accident.

Quig had been remodeling a home in the neighborhood, trading work for a place to stay. But why he was hauling wood at that hour is a puzzle that might have driven him crazy, and still troubles admirers.

It didn’t take long for some to talk of a cover-up.

“These ‘accidents’ do not occur in a vacuum,” noted one, Virginia Lee McCullough, in a commentary on a Web site. “They are made to happen to silence the speech that used to be free in this country.”

In another Internet posting, Stew Webb listed the “known facts” about his friend’s death. Among them: Quig’s body was cremated and “never identified by anyone who knew him.”

Detective Alan Pfohl, who investigated the traffic fatality, said more than a dozen Quig acquaintances contacted him to insist it was no accident.

“But it’s kind of a cut-and-dried deal,” Pfohl added. “Mr. Quig was found responsible for his own death, for walking in the roadway.”

Days before his death, Quig fretted to The Arizona Republic about a libel suit filed against him by a Phoenix developer and ranted about police investigators who mistook him for a burglar, prompting an enraged letter of complaint.

Longtime friend Paul Rademacher of Phoenix did some snooping about the accident without finding any funny business.

However, Rademacher noted, Quig was more adept at identifying cover-ups.

“He could jump from one thing way over the moon to something else. He used to say, ‘I see the big picture.’ I’d laugh, but he believed it. And he was a bright cookie.”

Quig was especially proud of his Internet site (still active at, created to expose the lords of darkness and show how they operate through the CIA, White House and international corporations.

The premise: “It was human folly for the UNITED STATES to empower an agency of government to specifically break its own laws.”

Even acquaintances concede that Quig, unfettered by rules of evidence, embraced rumors as fact and leaped from dubious assumptions to bullheaded conclusions.

Pointing out those flaws often proved futile because of his capacity to overwhelm critics with details.

When confronted with facts that appeared to disprove his theories, Quig would smile and explain that the conspirators were so clever they had covered up the truth by manufacturing false evidence.

Born into a Quaker family, Quig served as a congressional researcher investigating organized crime, a headhunter for business executives and a reporter for The Grapevine, a Phoenix tabloid distributed by the homeless. He did public relations for the nuclear power industry.

He helped out with Joe Arpaio’s first campaign for Maricopa County sheriff and worked on a book with right-wing presidential candidate Bo Gritz.

He ran a speakers bureau, worked as a busboy and promoted Omega 3 fatty acid from seafood as a medicinal panacea.

Marian Quig of Sun City said she never understood her son’s politics: “I didn’t see where it was going to get him. I said, ‘Brian, get a real job.’

“He never spoke ill of anybody,” she added. “He was just a good fellow.”

Rademacher and Schoen said they accepted Quig’s hyperbole and his financial shenanigans, such as a habit of forgetting his wallet, as benign eccentricities.

Quig always lived hand-to-mouth, they said. And he never got anything out of his Quixotic adventures except the righteous joy of a crusader for goodness.

Said Schoen: “He didn’t accomplish much. He never wrote a book or was on TV that I know of.

“But I feel very good about Brian Quig’s life.”

Reach the reporter at or (602) 444-8874.

Don Bolles

A frightening incident that took place on the morning of June 2, 1976 changed the lives of many living in Phoenix. Don Bolles, an investigative reporter for the Arizona Republic had received a phone call that morning from an individual who said he had some important information about “The Organized Mob”  in Arizona. Don Bolles had been working on other stories regarding the proof of specific individuals that had been suspected to be part of a mobster group based in Phoenix, and the caller said he had some strong proof.

A meeting was set-up for that day in June between the two men. Don couldn’t resist the opportunity and went to the Clarendon Hotel in central Phoenix to meet the caller, John Harvey Adamson, to learn more about what had become Don’s  passion – to expose the “Arizona Mob“.

Don entered the hotel in search of Adamson but never found him. After a half hour or so, he gave up and proceeded back to his car in the hotel parking lot. When Don Bolles turned the ignition key, six sticks of dynamite exploded underneath the driver’s seat, leaving reporter Bolles mortally wounded. First responders to the scene noted that Don had muttered a few words before loosing consciousness: “They finally got me, The Mafia. Find John Adamson.”



Quig may have been killed well from his looking to the CIA games to OK City Bombing or it could have been  a Hit and Run . Don Bolles was killed for his reporting on as Bolles called the Mob see above out take   Link to story

Now I am no Don Bolles nor Mr. Quig but I and others fro Racine Uncovered, Racine Exposed, Racine Communicator and others IMHO have shown the light of day on the Good Old Boys and their fun and games with money.

Things like How much the City Hall Bathrooms cost, CAR 25 and is Mayor Dickert’s pals getting bank from Bid Rigging, I understand that the Zoo maybe getting looked at, Team Porters.

How bad is the nonpayment of property taxes are in Downtown Racine, whats happening at Delta Hawk?  Stories/questions the Good Old Boys rather not see asked. Perhaps they fear the money being cut off?

We also have read where Greg Helding wants to carry a Firearm in City Buildings as I understand it, he (Helding) Feels he has been threaten:   I would hope that  RPD would stop that IF  it was being done IF a big if.

Back to My truck getting bombed. Could the evil bloggers caused a slowdown in fun and games by exposing how much money has been spent? if so how much money may not be going into  the hands of the Good Old Boys? How upset might they be?

Is Helding acting on his own paranoia or being told to be paranoid?

Will my truck go boom? Will I as I have been told be put in my place for speaking out?


Ah Racine!