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by Igor
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: 2nd Amendment phrasing finally resolved...
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: 2nd Amendment phrasing finally resolved...

gargantua wrote:Gun nuts don't really care what the Founders intended


That is hardly confined to just Gun Nuts.
by Igor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Who are you voting for in the mayoral primary?
Replies: 42
Views: 1722

Re: Who are you voting for in the mayoral primary?

Madsci wrote:Not anyone, because I don't live in Madison - interesting race though. So what are the odds that the grumpy old guy wins again?


"Soglin - He's not just good, he's good enough"
by Igor
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Who are you voting for in the mayoral primary?
Replies: 42
Views: 1722

Re: Who are you voting for in the mayoral primary?

I see the Mayor is trying to lock up the dog vote. Nice try Mr. Mayor - my dog is still annoyed by that "No Humping" ordinance you passed a few years ago.
by Igor
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Sports, Recreation & Biking
Topic: Super Bowl
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Super Bowl

Bob Dylan sold "Blowin' in the Wind" for Budweiser. He has shilled before, but the usage of that song seemed notable.
by Igor
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: What Democrats have crossover appeal
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: What Democrats have crossover appeal

Winning the Democrats is not enough for a Democrat to win a presidential election. The candidate must be able to get most independents and have some support among Republicans. That is ideal, but I think it is more critical to turn out Democratic voters. Any candidate that inspires Democrats will pr...
by Igor
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: What Democrats have crossover appeal
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: What Democrats have crossover appeal

To a large extent, the alt-right is the right wing of the anti-globalist movement. This is why Ralph Nader got along so well with Pat Buchanan, who is the grandfather of the alt-right. They were both anti-NAFTA and anti-interventionist. On some topics, the political spectrum is a bit more of a circ...
by Igor
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Might as well not even vote?
Replies: 23
Views: 748

Re: Might as well not even vote?

I'm not foolish enough to think we will get an organized third party - I just wish that independent third candidates had barriers removed from them. The reality is that in some areas, a third candidate would be a moderate choice between the others; in Dane County, they would be more likely to the le...
by Igor
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Wisconsin is the most segregated state in America
Replies: 45
Views: 1860

Re: Wisconsin is the most segregated state in America

I've taught (for thirty years) mainly at-risk student in the last two years of high school where many of my students were "diverse." They got a Madison high school diploma and learned skills to get and keep a job. Do you find that the attentiveness of the students is bit better because it...
by Igor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?
Replies: 118
Views: 17797

Re: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?

Cadfael wrote:Does anyone remember when somebody tried to build a bicycle cafe on the bike path?


As well as this. Won't someone please think of the owls. https://isthmus.com/news/news/controversy-over-lighting-the-southwest-commuter-bike-path-is-coming-to-a-head/:
by Igor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?
Replies: 118
Views: 17797

Re: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?

Folks...let me be clear....the issue is the Stadium. It is an issue of FAIRNESS AND BEING TOLD THE TRUTH. I apologize for bringing up taxes. I don't mind paying my taxes. I get value for my taxes! I love Madison and the schools. I even love Edgewood! I do not consider the noise, traffic and lights ...
by Igor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?
Replies: 118
Views: 17797

Re: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?

Truthseeker wrote: I probably pay twice the taxes you do to be able to just that.


At last we are getting down to the real issues.
by Igor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?
Replies: 118
Views: 17797

Re: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?

Only two of the four Madison public high schools have their own football field. East plays at Breese Stevens now I believe, which is a lot more convenient for their students than having to go to La Follette. I'm sure the perfect situation geographically would be something at Demetral, but Stevens i...
by Igor
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?
Replies: 118
Views: 17797

Re: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?

Can you give me an example of a building project in the last ten or fifteen years where the money didn't win? The (I believe) neighboring association to this one did get the the barbecue restaurant run off of Monroe street because it was smoking meat on premesis. In that case, the neighbors won, bu...
by Igor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?
Replies: 118
Views: 17797

Re: How Good is the Goodman Foundation for Madison?

The point that the stadium would host football only a few days a year weakens the persuasiveness of Edgewood's case. If the facility is to be used so seldom, why is it a good use of the school's resources? They already have a field, and a nice-looking, convenient one. Just to be clear, the field th...
by Igor
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: Missing person
Replies: 38
Views: 5689

Re: Missing person

And why trash law enforcement? They can't get a search warrant for every house in a 50-mile radius and comb through every attic, closet, and basement. I prefer to assume they cared as much as any other community member, they have families of their own, and they made this a very personal mission. Ag...

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