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May 28, 2008

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George Hesselberg

I am surprised. I found the LATimes article to be partly cliche and same-olds, but much more lucid than recent mutterings and unattributed incoherencies on national cable. Nature of the beast, I suppose, is that what is new to others elsewhere seems so redundant to others in context.

George Hesselberg

I am surprised. I found the LATimes article to be partly cliche and same-olds, but much more lucid than recent mutterings and unattributed incoherencies on national cable. Nature of the beast, I suppose, is that what is new to others elsewhere seems so redundant to others in context.

antpoppa

It's a predatory means to an end. Our culture has championed a leadership of conscienceless people engaged in self promotion, greed and violence. Our ideology, our American Dream, is success no matter what the cost, what the hurt imposed. If the President of the United States can lie about matters of life and death, a Vice President can profit from war, and an electorate chooses to endorse these pathological values, then how can we judge this small environment of homeless people. We have sown the seed now we reap the crop.
I think as a society we recognize this shadow side of ourselves and are not proud of it. Because we have this sense of hopelessness and an inability to bring ourselves to task, we tend to project our circumstance on others identifying a small ineffectual group as not normal or pathological.
This projection is a fatal mistake.
There is a big difference between a person on the street having a heated argument with violence ensuing, and cold-blooded, calculated, attack on thousands or millions with death and greed as it's goal.
Put the collar around the dogs head to lead it, the tail will follow.
Power comes from lying, lying big and getting the whole damn world to go along with you.


"Once you got everybody agreeing with what they know in their hearts ain't true, you got 'em by the balls."
SIN CITY

Brian

WHAT liberal values? We have low wages, wide disparity in wealth distribution, low levels of unionization and under-funded schools just like any other city our size. Apathy, ignorance, and commercialism dominate here only to a slightly lesser degree than you might find in Green Bay or Oshkosh.

Soon our schools are going to look like Milwaukee's: starved for funding, overwhelmed by ridiculous curriculum mandates, bludgeoned with stupid standardized tests, and majority non-white.

Thousands of people who want full time living wage employment cannot get it.

Scot Klug was our Congressman, for what, six years?

On any given Saturday when any well-organized liberal or progressive or left group manages, through tireless, well-planned organizing to put 500 to 1,000 people at a badly needed Capitol rally, tens of thousands of Dane County residents are out in the malls or sitting at home watching 22 guys pound the crap out of one another on a field of grass on the one-eyed baby sitter.

Sure we vote more liberal than the rest of the state, but that's a low standard.

carol

There is a tolerance for misbehavior among the 'loitering' that is disturbing. My 22 year-old daughter has been followed for blocks, harassed when she crosses the street to mail letters, and now I consciously have altered my evening walks near the Capital to avoid the massive gauntlet on West Washington Ave. I believe the murder of a co-ed occurred only blocks away. Causality--no...correlation--possibly. Please reevaluate the policies for gathering/loitering--or better, suggest the decision-makers walk home from work each night (alone) at 10:30 PM through the 'loitering' group of 20+ gathered on any warm Madison summer eve.

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