My First Dickert Press Conference

Today I went to my first Press Conference called by Mayor John (how do I get out of this one) Dickert as a Reporter for the Newspaper I freelance for, subject Mound Cemetery the Conference itself  I will cover the the Newspaper this is just about my experience at City Hall.

The primary I went was to be sure that the Natives would be able to have their story told vs the spin I expect the Journal- Times  to put on the facts  of the massive loss of Face by not only The “Family”  in question but by the Mayor of Racine, a man that does not handle that well (Recall CAR 25 and the years of work it took to remove old staff and give it to a crony)

Got there early, and waited and that’s all good. Interesting how he had his Boy Toy bring in TV First and then invite the Press in by talking one on one of course I was not asked in, yes as I see it it was a insult directed to me.

Sticks and Stones right? Well with three Alderman in the room all knowing that I could not be kept out I recalled the fact that I could NOT be excluded and walked.

One of Pet Aldermen   (I think Kaplin) had to put in his .02 as a way to show his disdain

200_Jim_12Feb08  Mayor’s pet Alderman Jim Kaplin

The production went off, IMHO The Mayor Spun his web, the song and dance ended I met with a source in the hallway and came back to  HQ.

The most interesting part was as far as I could tell The Mayor wants to be a TV star but not one where he loses face. See I think he put a lot of his presage on the line and lost big and to a group of Minorities and was unable to do as he said he would do for well Good Old Boys with Money.

Now in my mind there will be payback.  How will it be unit? Egging Houses?     Another Newspaper Two new Blogs how does he get away with it?

He does not understand its a new age in Racine

4 Responses to My First Dickert Press Conference

  1. Lizzy Borden says:

    Racine’s Mayor John Dickert behaves like a spoiled brat who whines and pouts when he doesn’t get his way – what an embarrassment for the residents of Racine.

    The Mayor’s choice to continue his lying ways – and the Meredith’s false claim of not knowing it was a Native American burial ground, just shows the denial of an incompetent Mayor John DIckert Administration and the depths to which the Mayor will plunge to defend his lies.

    Here is coverage from WTMJ4:

    Duke Meredith openly lies on Camera, while the Mayor doesn’t get the camera coverage he craves – he is reduced to the background with the Meredith family – looking like the guilty little boy who got his hand caught in the cookie jar and is now doing the Perp Walk!

    Want to see the TRUE picture of the Merediths – then MEET THE MEREDITHS! And watch their facial expressions as Mound Cemetery Director Steve Bedard talks about fundamental fairness to ALL residents in Racine! The sour grape expressions of the Merediths betray their thoughts and the video clearly indicates that the Meredith family had foreknowledge that the Mound in question was NEVER meant to be sold and was a burial mound.

    Want to know what Dickert is about? It’s all about the money! Now he wants to extort money from those who made him do the right thing! It’s there at the end of the WTMJ4 video. Dickert doesn’t have a money problem – not at all – not with an $81M plus budget for a City of 70,000 or so – HE HAS A SPENDING PROBLEM!

    See also: Mayor John Dickert’s #1 Achievement in Racine – Lawsuits

    Put Lying Mayor John Dickert Under Oath!

    Mayor John Dickert Declares WAR! Against Citizen Ethics Complaints

    Is Mayor John Dickert Broke As a Joke?

  2. Mary M. says:

    Does anyone believe that Lying John will use any money he extorts from Native Americans to go to the Cemetery fund – a fund which he is believed to have looted for other purposes?

    Will the money fund the Mayor’s next trip to Mexico? Where did the money come from to fly the Mayor and his family to France? And – Where’s the AUDIT?

    Party ON! Lying John!

  3. Mary M. says:

    The Merediths were granted tax-exempt status for the property they own on 740 Lake Avenue – which they purchased from the former Women’s Club for LESS than what the African-American owned Funeral Home offered to purchase it for. In addition the Merediths – along with their friend the Mayor, worked long and hard to block the sale to the African-American investment group – who would have paid property taxes on the property and brought business into Racine’s Downtown.

    Furthermore – IF the property in Mound Cemetery was salable – it was worth $300,000, not the paltry $19,000 that the Mayor was giving it away for – and the Meredith’s design would not be allowed at other privately owned Cemeteries.

    The residents of Racine have been unwittingly OVER-GENEROUS with the Merediths and it’s time they stepped up and paid their fair share.

    END TAX-EXEMPT STATUS for 740 Lake Avenue and have the Merediths pay their fair share!

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