I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
In an earlier blog on this website, Kimberly noted problems that she has been having with her telephone company. Reading that story made me again mentally grumble about my own telephone service. I have never felt well taken care of by any of the companies that I deal with.
My cell phone provider leaves me feeling as if I should take a shower after talking with them. And, I don't like being locked in to a contract. (Only 8 more months to go.)
Upfront, I must acknowledge that I do not have any feelings or knowledge of the candidates in the various judicial races. But, I have to comment about one particularly negativre TV ad criticizing one of the challengers without mentioning the other's name. I have no opinion about which of either is the best choice.
Some 40 years ago when Lee Dreyfus taught my media class at the University of Wisconsin, he challenged us to question any and all advertisements and ask for proof of the "puff" or the "substance" of what was being proffered.
For anyone interested in a twist on election politics, might I suggest trying this website.
It is run by an unabashed Libertarian radio personality.
For several decades, I daily traveled from my home to the Falls Cable Access broadcast studio during election season to make sure that the Chamber of Commerce Voters Form replay was set for broadcast. The goal was to make sure that Falls citizens could intelligently choose their next years representatives. I noticed that on those March days every year, little crocuses and daffodil shoots would be poking up an inch or so above aground near the broadcast facility just at that time.
This year for me it is a bit different. Automation and technology do not demand that immediate broadcast attention. Electronic devices and other people are overseeing those playbacks. But the issues are as important as ever. Even though we have had a horrendous winter, spring is at hand. And at my house, the crocuses and daffs are again emerging with their springtime dance.
Strange things are happening along Pilgrim Road recently.
Political signs are going up everywhere. It's election season.
But recent drives along Pilgrim Road have me wondering what's up.
Those of you who know me understand that in the past I have had unresolved issues with Jefferson Davis, a candidate for a seat on the Menomonee Falls Village Board. This year I have been biting my tongue to refrain from speaking out against him publicly, but I cannot do so any longer.
Mr. Davis has, year after year, submitted campaign finance reports that either show his inability to add a column of simple numbers
or, heaven forbid, deliberately being deceitful.