cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
I'm sure this must come as a great shock to us all.
The Wisconsin Technical College System Board voted 12-0 in favor of denying the petition request made by the Germantown School District to be permitted to leave the MATC district and move into the Moraine Park Technical College district.
We'll just have to shut up, pay our exorbitant MATC tax load and wait for another twenty years and try again.
In a very selfish way, I can at least look forward to many more opportunities to ridicule the MATC decision-making apparatus as well as the silly ways this group finds to divest themselves of our money.
When will we have a state government that wakes up to the folly of none-elected (appointed) boards that have taxing powers. This is truly taxation without representation...and there seems not a thing we can do about it.
Maybe current MATC President Darnell Cole will eventually find another school that is willing to take him off our hands; I feel confident that he'll continue to look for more money and more people to tax. After all, the goose that is called the MATC district is just about finished laying larger eggs. I wonder if technical colleges also have powers of annexation? That wouldn't come as too great a surprise, either.
I also wonder if we'll see more "free" laptops being donated to the library; and if we'll see that "splendid" cooperation between our industry and the MATC get even better. We'd probably be wise to not hold our breath until that occurs.
Knodl Konundrum - Chapter Two...
Dan Knodl has entered a plea of not guilty in Ozaukee County to the charges lodged against him over names published without the permission of those named.
I suspect that, at worst, he'll be fined a modest amount and life will go on.
I have to say, though, that I'd be very embarrassed if that were my campaign and I let that happen when I would've known I had a comfortable lead in such a dominant Republican stronghold.
Mequon Road/Pilgrim Road Intersection Construction...
It seems that the construction in this main intersection in Germantown has gone on longer than had been expected. I certainly hope this ends very soon so the roadway and traffic patterns can be restored prior to the Winter weather descending upon us.