October 26, 2009

What hot public issue brought out this crowd on a Monday night in Madison?


(photo by Joe Tarr)

Guess before you click.

48 comments:

Meade said...

Brett Favre?

garage mahal said...

Brett who.

t-man said...

Free two night stay in Door County if you sit through a short presentation on timeshare opportunities?

chuck b. said...

I go to a 2-story Target that has an escalator just for shopping carts. Ah, here it is on YouTube.

traditionalguy said...

The liberals are filling in lake Mendota so all that potable water can go where it is really needed?

TRO said...

The recent rash of compost bags disguised as ice cream bags at checkout stands in hippie grocery stores?

I for one hate those mo-fos. :)

Meade said...

"Brett who."

Sorry. I meant Bart Starr.

former law student said...

The hot issue in Madison seems to be the artist who built a studio in his backyard, disguised as a garage. Apparently making art is allowed only in commercial areas.

Shanna said...

I go to a 2-story Target that has an escalator just for shopping carts.

That sounds awesome! I remember when i first when to an ikea with an excalator just for shopping carts.... (nothing that fancy here in arkansas).

Maguro said...

First day of turkey season?

MPorcius said...

I think the first shopping cart escalator I saw was in the Bed Bath and Beyond in Manhattan, on the east side, by the 59th Street bridge. It had projecting spikes to seize the carts and carry them. The CostCo I now frequent also has a cart escalator, but it is not very exciting; its just a conveyor belt at a shallow angle.

traditionalguy said...

As a southern guy who sees Wisconsin Army division marble obelisk memorials erected on every civil war battlefield in Georgia, I demand to know where you Wisconsin folks are hiding all of your African American citizens.

AJ Lynch said...

Free cheese?

BJM said...

@fls

What sort of art was being made? I can understand if welding, sawing, power tools and/or hammering was involved or the public was coming to the studio/garage to purchase art.

edutcher said...

Meade said...

Brett Favre?

Everybody knows it has only 1 t, as in Bart's brother ;)

Tibore said...

Oh, thank God. Given that Kevin Barrett was part of UW for a while, I was worried this might be a 9/11 Conspiracy Theory brewha. It's not. And that's a good thing. There's enough ignorance in this world without 9/11 "Truth" (yes, scare quotes) conferences.

c3 said...

Of course it was a NIMBY meeting.

AllenS said...

This is easy: bike trail.

former law student said...

where you Wisconsin folks are hiding all of your African American citizens.

The NW side of Milwaukee, as I recall from driving through.

former law student said...

bjm: none of the above. The article's on the Isthmus website

Comrade X said...

how many of those people are pro-choice?

blake said...

I guessed leash laws.

Keeping Target on a leash counts, yeah?

Chris said...

Zoning! I knew it!

Henry said...

Squirrels.

MadisonMan said...

I would guess the Hilldale Target, but I thought that meeting happened already.

MadisonMan said...

Aah -- last Monday night.

Irene said...

It's the anti-crisp-commercial-transactions crowd. Why don't they just walk up Regent Street and throw their ice cream in a compost bag?

Meade said...

@ Irene: LOL.

(ps: what a crisply handsome poodle!)

Irene said...

Thank you, Meade. That's "Baci." He's a red miniature. He didn't like living in Madison because when people would meet him, they'd say, "oh, I like STANDARD poodles."

Michael Hasenstab said...

The onslaught of Hoosier transplants taking up residence in homes within walking distance of campus.

Meade said...

Poor Baci. I hope he now lives somewhere progressive -- somewhere free of blatant breedism, where no one laughs at him when he innocently asks for a clean doggie bag.

Meade said...

"onslaught"

i.e.: one

Michael Hasenstab said...

And a powerful *one* at that, to cause such a meeting of the citizenry. Were the pitchforks lowered before the photo was taken?

Michael Hasenstab said...

And speaking of doggy bags - you the biggest problem with those re-usable bags the grocers and greenies are pushing? They are lousy for picking up dig poop. I'll take the plastic bags, thank you.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Ack. Make that^^ do you know... and ...dog poop

m00se said...

Funny story.

In Chicago, the neighborhoods are ruled by the aldermen. In one northwest neighborhood, the rather strict local zoning ordinances were designed by local retailers, unions and the aldermen to keep the big box stores out. One such chain (name escapes me) couldn't build in the neighborhood, but built one right across the street that demarcated the neighborhood from the the next door non-Chicago neighborhood.

The alderman was a mite peeved, so he just did the next best thing. He had a fence built down the center of the street so no one could easily cross over to the big box store.

Yah gotta love those Chicago pols...

Matt Brown said...

Wait. I thought only saints went to Target, and only sinners went to WalMart. Am I wrong somehow?

kentuckyliz said...

A community meeting with open mic to brainstorm ways to regulate Other People's Behavior.

knox said...

I hope they fight it off and a Wal-Mart gets put in.

tee hee.

Seriously, who doesn't want a Target?

knox said...

kentuckyliz, good guess. I'm sure they're working on it.

John Jacob said...

There is a simple, crisp solution!

Put the Target next to Althouse's house. She wouldn't mind. She certainly wouldn't object!

Would you, Althouse?

jpr9954 said...

Zoning and use permits! And I was right.

As a member of my town's Board of Adjustment for 15 years, I can assure you nothing draws people out on a Monday (or in our case, Tuesday) night like zoning changes, variances, and conditional use permits.

AlphaLiberal said...

"Traditionalguy" seems to be pro-Confederate.

As a southern guy who sees Wisconsin Army division marble obelisk memorials erected on every civil war battlefield in Georgia, I demand to know where you Wisconsin folks are hiding all of your African American citizens. .

War's over, hoss.

Hey we do have a a whole special graveyard of Confederate soldiers who were buried here, who died in captivity. Neoconfederates come up here from time to time to raise their flag.

Personally, I oppose the Confederacy, it's flag and it's treasonous ways. But that's me.

Nichevo said...

Unbelievable. How are politicians not assassinated in this country every day? We should be seeing 'em on the nightly news like car crashes.

This is not an endorsement of assassination - I just can't believe how much we will tolerate from these, our employees. People worried about gun decontrol leading to shootups should take great heart at this evidence of people's general unwillingness to shoot their fellow man.

peter hoh said...

Chuck B, is that the 2 story Target in Minneapolis? Here in St. Paul, we have a 2 story Menards with a conveyor belt that will carry you and your shopping cart up to the second floor. The elevator is an option, too.

The past 4-5 years, Target has been building some nice stores in the Twin Cities. Often, they tore down the old to build a new one.

MamaM said...

@ Michael H...

But the big question is...
How much poop do bug dogs dig?

Along with the poop, my bug dog digs dog typos.

traditionalguy said...

Alpha...I have never met a neo-confederate. In Atlanta we have done well turning ourselves into an international city with every nationality represented in force at most public events. So it surprised me to see a photo of a white only crowd at the University town's public event.

JAL said...

There was a zoning meeting IN A CHURCH?

Where is the ACLU when you need them?? Mmmm???

And you, a Law Professor!!

(Targets are nice but have lousy tool and hardware section. Make that "pathetic.")

wb redsess
What Golum saw when someone else had the ring.