WI cities with money in the bank seek taxpayer handout

The Wisconsin Urban Alliance is asking state taxpayers for nearly $12 million for 21 of its cities and villages to offset the costs of a brutal winter.

Read the whole story here.

Fascinating. So let me see if I have this right: mayors in cities that I never visit are demanding that I, a Wisconsin tax payer, help them pay for roads and infrastructure that I never use? Here's a better idea that may or may not penetrate their Marxist attitudes: how about making the people who live there pay for it?

I'm sure the maintenance is important and will help with safety and efficiency but who pays for it?

La Crosse County For Goodness' Sake

PLEASE: Help or forward to someone who you know who can!

* WAFER food pantry, 403 Causeway Blvd., La Crosse, (608) 782-6003, is in need of deodorant, shampoo, toilet tissue, hygiene products, diapers, baby formula, rice, rice packets, crackers, pancake mix, syrup, breakfast cereal, macaroni & cheese, pasta, spaghetti sauce, boxed helper meals or side dishes, peanut butter, jelly, baked / pork & beans, canned meats, salmon, tuna, canned chicken, SPAM, beef stew, canned tomatoes, canned corn, canned vegetables, canned fruits, hand crank can openers, Ramen style noodle, cream, vegetable, tomato, crackers and all kinds of soups including low sodium, salad dressings, Jello, pudding mix, any and all gluten free items (such as soup, pastas, noodles, crackers, all purpose baking mixes) and empty clean egg cartons.

"These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For"

This is such an obvious attempt to distract attention away from the president's failures that I find it hilarious. I know I shouldn't laugh about such serious matters but this is the most incompetent and dangerous presidency of my lifetime so I'm either going to laugh about it or cry. Instead of talking about Benghazi and the cover up, or Ukraine and any other foreign relations failures, or falling economic stats, or government controlled healthcare that is bankrupting the nation or anything else that really matters to American citizens, the White House and members of this regime are trying to make you believe that global warming truly exists and will destroy the planet. As if human beings have the ability to counteract the power of God and His natural cycles. Give me a break. Just how stupid do Democrats think we are?

La Crosse County For Goodness' Sake

PLEASE: Help or forward to someone who you know who can!

* Catholic Charities Food Pantry, (608) 782-0710 is in need of donations of all types. Canned or box soups, stews, tuna, breakfast cereal, jams or jelly, toilet paper, bar/bath soaps, toothpaste, facial tissues, shampoo, liquid hand soap, laundry detergent, body wash and feminine products. Please drop off items at 3710 East Avenue South, La Crosse, from 8:30-4:00 Mon-Thurs.

* The Food Pantry in the La Crosse Salvation Army at 223 Eighth St. N.,(608)782-6126 is in extremely short supply of canned vegetables, boxed meals (H&T Helper / Rice-a-roni / Mac & Cheese), tuna, vegetable soups, pasta and sauces, and toilet tissue. Donation drop off is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. A donation of any of these item will be appreciated!

Questions about enforcement of 'social hosting' ordinance

Here's an email I recently sent to La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer followed by his reply about how enforcement of the ordinance for 'social hosting' might be handled:

I run the blog at and some of my readers are concerned about how enforcement of the proposed 'social hosting' fines would be implemented if passed by the council.

It is my understanding that, if passed, this would be enforced against irresponsible parents who encourage teenagers into binge drinking behaviors and not against parents who occasionally share a beer with their young adults.

Is my understanding correct?

This was his reply:

Per State Statute, parents are allowed to purchase alcohol for their children that have not attained the legal drinking age;