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Dec 16, 2010 - alcoholism, Blue Dog, Milwaukee, The Bier of Beer    Comments Off

Cudahy Mayor gets the Christmas Spirit after all!

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michael j pollard in scroogedYahoo! Cudahy Mayor wants to help the homeless, even though they are “Stinky” “Drunks”!

Cudahy mayor Tony Day said today that he will reach out to faith leaders to discuss “the best way and best location to provide a warm place for the homeless” in his city.”

Aw. How Christmasy. How life-changing! Almost like when “Frank Cross” (Bill Murray) found “Herman” (Michael J Pollard) dead in the sewer on Christmas Eve in the movie Scrooged.

This was after a Commissioner said in October that homeless people were ‘stinky’ and ‘drunk’ at a Plan Commission meeting in October, where Mr. Day was present. Who said it? Your guess is as good as mine. :

3. Discussion and appropriate action regarding a request for temporary homeless
shelter at 3675 E. Cudahy Ave. Beverly Tryba representive for the Homeless Shelter explained that 1 week per month, Dec, Jan, Feb, March and possibly April, they would be in by 6:00 pm and out by 7-8 am.
Alderman Bartoschevich expressed his concerns from the finical [sic] aspect as well as the concerns for homeless individuals in his aldermanic district. Motion to deny the temporary homeless shelter made by Commissioner Coulthurst seconded by Alderman Bartoshevich. Vote was 6 to approve denying and 1 against.

Local churches stepped up to keep Cudahy’s homeless from freezing to deaththis week. I have to say that MIGHT POSSIBLY had something to do with Mr. Day’s declaration today. Am I a cynical, old, atheist? You can decide that for yourself.

My Mombo and I had words on this subject. “Mom, I’m going to help these people out. Do you have any coats or blanke — ” “No! We don’t have anything to give to anyone.” “Mom, you disappoint me. What happened to ‘Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You’? If you needed help, wouldn’t you want someone to help you out?”

“They should suck it up and get a job. I worked hard for what I have. Why should I give it away for free to a bunch of lazy, drunken losers? Let the government take care of them” (especially ironic considering her recent Tea Party infatuation).

Oh, Mombo. Oh, Milwaukee. Get out and see the world. People have mental problems. People can be without a home. People can need a hand. It’s not rocket science. If you have extra, share it. If someone needs something, give it. Count yourself among the lucky that you have more than you need.

And by the way, Merry Christmas.

Dec 28, 2009 - alcoholism, Milwaukee, The Bier of Beer, Wisconsin    Comments Off

Texas county to name drunk drivers on Twitter

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Now we’re talking! Wisconsin State Legislature, are you listening?

Texas county to name drunk drivers on Twitter

IDG News Service – If you get busted for drunk driving in Montgomery County, Texas, this holiday season, your neighbors may hear about it on Twitter.

That’s because the local district attorney’s office has decided to publish the names of those charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Wisconsin has the third highest drunk driving fatality rate, and the most lenient DWI laws in the country.

More information from the Wall Street Journal:

And: TotalDUI blog:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: