Souls for Sale Racine Aldermen sell them cheep



“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26 

Read the Paper yet? If not have a drink first perhaps a Bottle

From The Racine Journal Times 9/4/14


“On Wednesday, the Committee of the Whole voted 6-4 to receive and file Alderman Eddie Diehl’s proposal to create a policy that would require anyone taking a trip on the city’s dime to submit a written summary about why the trip is necessary.

Diehl as well as aldermen Krystyna Sarrazin, Mike Shields and Henry Perez voted against receiving and filing the proposal. Diehl announced officially last week he is running for mayor.” … (why is the last part even in the story Oh I know Diehl must be discredited, I get it)

So a short report is too much to ask before the City starts spending money but lets keep reading,

…The one-page summary would have had to spell out the purpose of the trip, including an explanation of why travel is necessary or why the aim could not be achieved through a conference call or web meeting, as well as the goals of the trip.

An additional one-page summary of the accomplishments of the trip and the next steps would be required upon the employee’s return.

“I want the council to be able see what other people are doing and how money is being spent. It’s another way for the council to be the eyes and ears for the taxpayer,” Diehl said of the proposal last month…. looks O.K. to me

But not to Mayor John Dickert’s good pal keep reading

– they trusted department officials to make the right decisions regarding employee travel.

Others disagreed more sharply.

“The best way I can describe this (proposal) is micromanagement,” Alderman Q.A. Shakoor II said.

Wait a simple one page form is too much to ask? to try and save money in a city that has none, and effectivey laid off  Policemen, turned off street lights to save money and in the past our Mayor has begged Nonprofits for money? BTW we just lost another Tax Assessment case must pay a sum of money back, and there are at least two more Tax cases in the Court, but trying to save a few $$ is as Q.A. said Micromanaging?

Wild, fucking wild, of course Q.A. did little if anything to slow down Team Porters or Delta Hawk spending that cost the City how much?

Now the City is looking at Machinery Row and how much will that cost the City well I should say cost us we be the suckers paying for it.

After all Q.A. thinks we simply should trust our City Leadership after all they done a good job keeping us at number one, in unemployment!   Keeping the City out of court like the Unions suing the Rico Case all the Tax cases in court. How dare anyone not trust our Mayor who is after all Mayor 274/7 when he is not working for a Lobbying firm or making sure women in Racine have a good time


Do not look behind the Curtain

So the City Leaders passed the budget last night and saved the Fire Station and the Community Centers that was looking at reduced hours  and the happy dance was danced, best of all evil Mayor John Dickert was put in his place the world RECALL was use others talked about running for office go us.

At one time even a few weeks ago I would have Happy Danced too.  Now however I have looked behind the curtain and I have seen what was there.  Simple we got played nothing truly was changed as we danced the Mayor got what he wanted mostly and he will come back for his Fire Station.

He was able to fire the Grant Writer, now I was not a big fan of the job but I thought the way she was fired was shitty.  I also cant wait to find out who will be taking her place, a Blond or Brunette do you think?

The Mayor was able to get us use to the idea of paying a recycling fee after we paid for the carts that fee is here will stay and will go up.  Go us!

We  where so caught up  in the effort to save #5  that the Mayor was able to do  more spending via Bonds that will cause our debit serving to go up yes Bonds have to be paid back.

Sadly we can talk recall and running for office all we want. However Recalls are hard to do and cost money, there also has to be someone will to run for say Mayor when the Paperwork gets started.   I see no one willing to do that.  Nor do I see the cash ready to be donated to someone who might be willing to.   I think that the Mayor is not more then willing to fight a recall. one he would easily win.

As I see  it there are for a lack of a better word infiltrators  with in the Tea Party and other groups who may be planing or talking a recall, (not that one would talk place)  and every plan idea or effort is reported to the Mayor by  the infiltrators , The Mayor knows he has nothing to fear, from a recall.

Since The GOP has given up on the City of Racine there is no effort to remove infiltrators why bother? Since the GOP knows I think who they are the infiltrators are left in place in the City where they are monitored.

Sadly since so many to include me where distracted by the Shinny, The Mayor not only got want he really wanted  but by once again spending more money then we have going more into debit, add to that his piss poor ideas on Real Estate Games ,will cause more to get the hell out of Racine leaving less to pay for more  so next year or perhaps before then he will be able to close #5 and the civic centers he wants to  and look like a leader.

What I think is disgusting is this statement “I will thank everyone who participated in the process; 2014 won’t be any easier, as we all know, “ Alderman Q. A. Shakoor II, said.   I myself saw no leadership prior to the Budget in looking for new ideas and only a small amount of time  looking into trying to  fix things like #5 and  I expect no time will be spent by any of them  between now and 11/14 in saving Racine from our Dictator I mean Mayor John Dickert