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
A current employee of MATC (Milwaukee Area Technical College) living in the Germantown School District wrote what I thought was a well-constructed treatise on MATC that was sent to both the Germantown School Board members as well as to the Germantown Village Board members. He shall go unnamed although he signed his letter and provided his address information, so it is my decision not to name him.
Chrysler announced that it is getting out of the leasing business. It cannot, apparently, find lenders that will continue to supply money to this part of its business. Similarly, Ford and GM continue to burn through capital and will or are facing similar realities.
Another terribly tragic story hit us yesterday. A four-month old child was left in an SUV and died sometime during the day.
Barack Obama has succeeded in making the November Presidential election an international event. This world tour that "isn't a campaign trip" certainly seems like a campaign trip. The mainstream press is falling all over itself providing wall-to-wall coverage, television time, and chatter. Obama is welcomed with open arms where ever he happens to be. Apparently countries around the world have been craving "change", and they see Obama as the purveyor of change. He has been delivering his typically eloquent speeches and he seems to have captivated his audiences.