Power of Action


By action we can do many things, just like we do when we sit on our ass. We may not get want we want but at least we can go down fighting vs being a sack of Shit waiting for the right time or the right person.

There might not be a right time or the right leader and one must make do. Perhaps we need to wait for a check from Obama or Mayor John Dickert to do the right thing.

That might be a long long wait.

Every day we all can do one thing to make Racine a better place or we can drink the Kool Aid




Is Jim Kaplin a Contol Freak?

I Know what is best for YOUR Business



I was wrong!

Yes I was wrong and I admit it. Unlike say Mayor John Dickert I know I can be wrong and know  when I am I can say so and move on

What I was wrong on was the Reef point Marina and like I said on my Podcast today and an earlier post that I made a mistake I like to thank UP for his taking the time and explaining things to me that I did not understand, allowing me to follow up on info he gave me to learn more.

IMHO Jim Ladwig did the right thing to get Reefpoint and doing the right thing by investing it this and the upgrades planed so far.

Numbers do not lie.

Reef Point holds about 950 Slips rents run from about 1800 to about 2300. a year to rent, A good marketing effort should see about 50% rented this year or   say 600K brought in next year on I see 75% rented or about 700 rented at the same cost (Low balling rents based on size ect) for about 1 million brought in.

The profit will be reinvested in the Marina NOT shared with the City of Racine. so I see the county doing well on this investment.

I fully understand that a effort will be made to not only to bring in large craft but more local,area, State and outside Wisconsin Fishermen/Small pleasure craft to Racine launch fatalities. This money I understand goes to the City, there might be efforts to force the City to share or at least show where the money went.

Preventing   what IMHO I will call Mayor John Dickert lining his pals pockets and not benefiting the City of Racine as a whole.

Will spin off occur to help the Downtown? I do not know. I have been told that R.P. is doing more to work with the DNC. ( I hope that’s a two way street) so I guess some benefit will happen  how much I do not know.

I can also see opportunities for new businesses  around the Marina from repair to delivery.

Will this go smothly no  issues will happen, I however trust Mr. Ladwig more then Mayor John Dickert to fix them WITHOUT giving $$ to pals. I can also see Racine County seeing the other oppertunies that the City refuses to act on.

I did talk to the County Executive today about my fears and he was able to reasure me about them, as did the Marina Manager.

I will be removing my old postings to reflect my new thoughts on this issue.

Oh I am so get ripped because of this


Note Root River Pirates is in effect!

Podcast 5/7/13 Water Thoughts




The Siren Saids… Why care? My View NOT SAFE FOR WORK



Recall The Odyssey? The story where Odysseus helped the crew of his ship escape the call of the monsters? He had the crew plug their ears as he was tied to the mast, so he could here the song?

How he begged to  be untied so he could swim to them? If the crew would have done so  Odysseus we know was not untied and on the ship went.

What you may not know is this in Greek Myth the foul things die badly in some Hera kills them others, they kill themselves, after   Odysseus escapes. The Greeks liked a good bloody killing.

This is my  blog so its my myth.

In my Myth the Siren(s) is a bad Girl


You can see what happens in my myth to bad girls.

My question is who got our Bad girl


To sing for well a crony of Mayor John Dickert?

John Dickert

Was it Greg Helding


Who might have an interest in our Bad Girl in a interesting way


Even in my own Myth why  do we even care

Like Tinker Bell in Peter Pan if we quit believingmaybe she goes away or must resort to a Vibrator, what do you think? and why care?


The size she may need after all she is old and well used right?


As much as I hear folks bitch about the thing from …. why care. Why read what she or any other IMHO flake/Monster Mythical thing has to say? Are you that lacking in self esteem?

Take the time spent worrying and use it to Fight Mayor John Dickert!




Just when you thought ….. Last Cable Commision Meeting 4/15/13


Copied as on Minutes  (page gaps)

Read and ask yourself What is going on here?  A vendetta on Mr. Nelson? Will we read of his arrest?  Will we read of Mr. Nelson’s suing the City?

City Hall
730 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53403
City of Racine
Meeting Minutes – Final
Cable Television Commission
6:00 PM
City Hall, Room 301
Monday, April 15, 2013
Call To Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:00p.m. by Chairman Ron
Ron Thomas, Mayor John Dickert, Doug Davis, Alderman Ron Hart,
Alan Eubanks, Paul Ancona, Rob Krug, Larry Gregg, Alderman Ray
DeHahn, Mary Osterman and Dominic Kegel.
Walter Feldt was excused.
Ron Thomas declared that the commission will listen respectfully
and the public should use respect in return when speaking to the
commission. There will be no discussion of the complaints to the
ethics commission and each speaker is limited to three minutes. No
public comment.
Approval of Minutes for the January 21, 2013 Meeting
Minutes from January’s meeting were approved.
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Cable Television Commission
Meeting Minutes – Final
Dominic Kegel reported that a lot of the programming so far is
similar to what it had been. Alderman DeHahn asked if the Chinese
subtitles would be translated to English.
Dominic reported that the Programming System shows had all been
removed. When a program is given to the station, it becomes
property of the city. Alderman Hart feels we need to persue a law
suit. Dominic reported that they were not deleted but removed and
Mayor Dickert asked how much time was spent to restore the
playlist. Dominic said the playlist for broadcast was empty. He
spent about 3 days rebuilding it. Mayor Dickert will talk with Paul,
his team and the city attorney about this.
Rob Krug asked Dominic some administrative questions.
Larry Gregg asked if the programs usually submitted on a DVD are
still there. Dominic said yes, but they were scattered all over the
Mary Osterman asked if it was possible that this piece of equipment
failed and caused this problem. Alan Eubanks answered No. This
has not happened before. There was no malfunction. The drive was
wiped clean.
Dominic has done four interviews. Currently there is no other staff.
He said he reached out to Scott Nelson but received no response.
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April 15, 2013
Cable Television Commission
Meeting Minutes – Final
Mayor Dickert said that Ben and Joe had already approached him
about the mission vision statement and putting benchmarks in
place. He is very pleased with their conversation. The commission
will receive contracts so we can start working hands on and moving
forward. Alderman Hart asked if the contract was public. Yes.
Alderman Dehahn said we need to look at programming. Do we
want more education, sports and things the public is interested in?
We may want to change to Channel 25 and leave CAR25. Ben from
Skies Fall said he wants to build structure to the station so it
withstands time, even if they are not here in the future.
Alderman Hart suggested we make a survey about what
programming the public wants to see. Discussed ways to do this
and introducing programs that are new to the station that the public
may not have thought to ask for.
Larry Gregg feels we need to define what the commission’s role is.
The defining of the mission vision statement is a good time
determine this. Mayor Dickert said we need working sessions to
define the work we will be doing.
Alderman Dehahn said he would like to see a monthly report of a
work log so we can give guidance. Dominic replied that he would
like to do a report to create synergy with the commission. He
handed out a report of his first two weeks work.
Osterman asked if the line item “cleaning” meant scrubbing or
organizing. Dominic replied it included both cleaning and
organizing. Alderman Hart asked about the professional services
line item. Mayor Dickert has federal level contacts for Ben’s
equipment needs.
Doug Davis asked if we inventoried all the equipment after the last
employees left. Paul Ancona said the cameras we purchased are
still there. Alderman Dehahn said there are some $5.00 programs
available for fill in programming.
Alderman Hart asked about advertising. Ben said they are not ready
yet. They want to make more of a professional presentation before
they start soliciting advertising. He said that when we stream on
line, Google Ads would be a source that no one could dispute. Krug
spoke about the station being self sustaining. He feels that selling
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April 15, 2013
Cable Television Commission
Meeting Minutes – Final
ads on internet streaming is a great way to generate revenue.
Larry Gregg went back to the subject of cleaning the station. He
feels we need to define who is going to clean the room. Ancona
said there is a process in place to request cleaning services.
Dominic wants us to come see the station. The decision was made
to have next month’s meeting at the CAR25 station. He also
reported he is hosting a producers meeting tomorrow evening at the
Police training room. He also said the station’s phone number
stayed the same and gave everyone his e-mail address.
Updated ordinance of Cable Commission Duties
Skies Fall Contract
Question and comments by Commission Members
Next Meeting Date
Monday, May 20, 2013, CAR25 Office, 800 Center Street room 313
Motion to adjourn by Alderman Dehahn, seconded by Doug Davis.
Meeting adjourned at 6:44pm
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City of Racine

Jesús Malverde





Calling in the Big guy.

Omnes sancti loquuntur Deo. Quia egenus et pauper Deus considerandum defendit.