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by cristobal
Fri May 04, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Liar, liar, pants on fire - Moss & Cole school board
Replies: 15
Views: 3557

Liar, liar, pants on fire - Moss & Cole school board

Maya Cole is a liar, liar pants on fire. Beth Moss is a bit more wishy washy in her statement but I say she's one too. They said they would not close schools and then they voted to close Marquette. Express your displeasure here: comments@madison.k12.wi.us I will offer the concession that, perhaps, t...
by cristobal
Wed May 02, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Catch All
Topic: Beltline Traffic Cams?
Replies: 3
Views: 3858

I searched high and low for web feeds of these a few months ago to no avail.

They do appear to be available on channel 12 in the morning...

cristobal
by cristobal
Tue May 01, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Racist Nationalist Turks Reject Islamists
Replies: 18
Views: 3217

I'd be protesting, too, in a country where a religious zealot who talks to god has been elected by a populace that, to a large degree, has forsaken reason and disbelieves evolution.

Oh wait... are you talking about Turkey?

cristobal
by cristobal
Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Mayor Trolley is a betting man
Replies: 15
Views: 4018

harrissimo wrote:What kind of idiot are you? This is just about the most stupid thing I read here in awhile.


Well if you want to resort to that sort of discourse -- you're a big turd who has smelly feet and are super-yucky. You have no friends and you're ugly. Poo on you.

cristobal
by cristobal
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Linking obesity with New Deal era agro subsidies
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: Linking obesity with New Deal era agro subsidies

pulsewidth modulation wrote:How has the US government produced some of the fattest people on the planet?

Follow the subsidies


Duh.

The gubmit (if anything) should subsidize food based on the nutritional value. Imagine asparagus for $.10/pound -- yummy!

cristobal
by cristobal
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Mayor Trolley is a betting man
Replies: 15
Views: 4018

For a progressive town, you all are sure a bunch of cranky naysayers. Really, you're sounding like old dudes from the late 19th century grumpily harrumphing about the folly of cement roads or something like that. The question really is "Mayor Dave, visionary or fool?" and the only way to a...
by cristobal
Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Do we need to close schools to close the budget gap?
Replies: 28
Views: 7682

Really who knew? I was at one of the public hearings and lots of private school parents were there to protest. I had a hard time feeling bad for them. Can anyone explain this bizarre subsidy?

Cristobal
by cristobal
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Beer, wine & cocktails
Topic: Crane Lake @ Jenny St
Replies: 5
Views: 3109

I concur.

The Shiraz ain't bad and, in general, I think it's better than 3-buck chuck.

Of course, what usually happens in a case like this is that it turns out that they both come out of the same big vat ;)

cristobal
by cristobal
Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Restaurant News & Reviews
Topic: Outdoor eating?
Replies: 35
Views: 20005

Is this distinct from the Tutto Pasta on State Street? I went there for lunch as was so repelled that I swore never to give them another chance. Truly vile. Systemically repulsive. Hmm.. I haven't been to the state street location in a while but I don't recall it being terrible. Of course I don't t...
by cristobal
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Restaurant News & Reviews
Topic: Outdoor eating?
Replies: 35
Views: 20005

aaron wrote:Though the food barely qualifies as "passable"


That's generous. I dig the plastic cups.

For a decent pasta meal outdoors, I like Tutto Pasta on King St.

cristobal
by cristobal
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: Arboretum trail vandals
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

Re: Arboretum trail vandals

What's going on in the Aboretum? I've been hiking in the aboretum for decades now, usually at least once or twice a week. Starting several years ago now, some one or group of people have apparently started damaging the trails on purpose. Logs, sticks and thorns purposely laid across the trail. Smal...
by cristobal
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Why public schools are underfunded
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

If we'd reduce our ridiculous, super-sized military by about half ($300b) and allocate that to the 53.3m kids ages 5-17, we could subsidize or increase education funding by about $5,000 per child.

cristobal
by cristobal
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Cooking & Food issues
Topic: Best place to buy olives?
Replies: 13
Views: 4915

I kind of like the little olive bar at the Jenny St. market. They have about 7 types to mix and match. It's a high volume place so you probably won't find year-old olives sitting there.

The coop has a wee selection of olives IMO. It could be better...I prefer Jenny St.

cristobal
by cristobal
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: My proposal for MMSD budget cuts
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

My proposal for MMSD budget cuts

Iâ??ve been looking closely at the proposed MMSD budget http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/budget.htm and I think the school board needs to look at some alternatives to the current cuts which include closing and consolidating schools. One thing I find particularly offensive is the curriculum choices to r...
by cristobal
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: How Madison-area schools stack up
Replies: 0
Views: 696

How Madison-area schools stack up

Are you wondering how the various Madison-area (including surrounding 'burbs) stack up? I've started a blog to post my statistical findings here: http://madschools.blogspot.com/2007/03/comparing-dane-county-schools.html So far, you'll be interested to learn that Madison schools seem to range from te...

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