Monday, September 18, 2006

The topic tells all

Paul Soglin waxes eloquent about a recent discussion of Milwaukee-Madison cooperation. He makes some interesting points.

Maybe the topic should have been, "How to Keep Milwaukee from Becoming Madison," with its smug, self-satisfied, superior attitude that leaves Madison looking snootily down its nose at its working-class cousin.

I lived 23 years in Madison and now 10 in Milwaukee, so I may be able to say that without being banned from the Capital City. The real title of the discussion -- "How to Keep Madison from Becoming Milwaukee" -- speaks volumes.

5 Comments:

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Ragnar Mentaire said...

I see you understand Madison. I love it when you break out of your spinning and move into the world of genuine insight.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Jericho said...

Well, Madison is "one of the strongest economies in the nation." But seriously, it isn't Madison that is smug, it's Milwaukee that has some weird passive agressive complex.

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger Xoff said...

A Milwaukee mayor, who shall go nameless, once said, quite accurately, "In Dane County, there idea of economic development is the farmer's market."

It's pretty easy to have a stable economy when most people work for the government or the university.

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger Mke Tidbits said...

Madison is a "nuclear free zone" along with Berkeley CA, Ann Arbor MI and Las Vegas(?)NV.

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Xoff said...

Truth be told, in an early incarnation I helped to make Madison a Nuclear Free Zone.

And it worked.

See any nukes?

 

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