January 5, 2012

"High school students who don't feel like walking to school in the cold are causing a spike in car thefts on the north side of Milwaukee..."

... say police.
"What we see probably more than anything, generally around this time of year, is around high schools... Kids that have to walk to school, they'll walk through the alleys. They'll find somebody that's got their car running left unattended. It's just a quick, easy way to get to school. They'll leave the car within a block or two of school."
It's just a quick, easy way to get to school.

132 comments:

Mike said...

It used to be that parents told their kids, "When I was young I had to walk five miles to school in the freezing snow--and it was uphill both ways".

These litle car thiefs will tell their kids, "When I was young, I had to break into and hot wire a car to drive to school in the morning, then I had to break into another car to get home".

Times change.

toby said...

In a drunken stupor myself and a couple buddies did that after closing a bar and not wanting to walk 10 blocks home. The running unnattended vehicle was a squad car.

The Crack Emcee said...

Mike,

These litle car thiefs will tell their kids, "When I was young, I had to break into and hot wire a car to drive to school in the morning, then I had to break into another car to get home".

And, because they talked it over with their parents, it'll be considered a good thing,...when they influence their peers.

vet66 said...

North side of Milwaukee? Is that code for the poor side of town? Apparently these career criminals in training are unsupervised by their parents who condone stealing from anybody with little or no respect for their neighbors or strangers.

The good news is that CCW permits are allowed in Wisconsin thanks to Governor Walker. Wisconsin now honors permits from other states including mine. Once again the old saying "Those who give up their liberty for security are entitled to neither."

Is Wisconsin as lawless as it is made out to be or is that state a victim of biased reporting? The last time we drove through Wisconsin we didn't stop border to border.

Sorun said...

"...you need to put the club on your car. It's the cheapest thing you can do that'll save your car."

If you buy a new car, get a keypad entry. I'll leave mine running on cold days when I just need to run into a store quickly.

Paddy O said...

It's nice to know there are some kinds of problems we dont' have here in California.

Supposed to be close to 80 again today hereabouts.

Curious George said...

"vet66 said...
North side of Milwaukee? Is that code for the poor side of town?"

"...poor side of town?" Is that code for black? ;-)

For all those asking, yes, the north side of Milwaukee is black, and has pockets of poverty.

damikesc said...

Milwaukee seems like such a great place. Really. Cold AND really ghetto. Vacation destination for sure.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

It's just a quick, easy way to get to school.

Looking forward to the first story where someone sees one of these little turds stealing their car, shoots and kills them, and the horrified outrage from the left.

Oh....the horror....the innocent children!! Must stop the eeeeviil guns!!!!

Scott M said...

Given this map, I suppose that this is occurring on the north side of "the good land" isn't surprising.

Ron said...

Are they thieves or pioneers in virtual automotion? :0

garage mahal said...

Speaking of illegalities in Wisconsin, apparently DA John Chisholm is to announce new John Doe charges today at noon. Gulp!

Kit said...

I've lived in WI my whole life and have NEVER understood while people leave they're cars running, unattended. This is not to excuse the stealing, but, come on.

Kit said...

Milwaukee seems like such a great place. Really. Cold AND really ghetto. Vacation destination for sure.

Actually, cold and really segregated. One of the most segregated cities in the country. FWIW.

Pogo said...

An entire generation of people who think they can take whatever they want whenever they want it. Just like two year olds.

"It's mine."

Now we have a President with the same orientation. And it's going really well.

MadisonMan said...

But it's not even been cold out!

Pogo said...

"But it's not even been cold out!"

'It's mine' isn't based on need.

DADvocate said...

I had a friend in high school who once called in a bomb threat to get out of taking a test. Kids do the darndest things. (He didn't get caught.)

DADvocate said...

DA John Chisholm is to announce new John Doe charges today at noon. Gulp!

What ever happens, Garage, I wasn't the one who turned you in. I'd rather have you here to banter with.

Sorun said...

Actually, cold and really segregated. One of the most segregated cities in the country. FWIW.

But it's in the enlightened North. I thought Northerners were all Kumbaya and multi-cultural. Especially Wisconsin. Not like those racist white Southerners.

toby said...

Wow Garage, Hold the presses!! In your myopic world that's big news. Unfotunately, there are no corrective lenses for your myopia. And, how the hell is this relevent to the current discussion? Be on point and don't be boring.

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garage mahal said...

Thanks Dadvocate, I think I'm safe though, I've never worked with Walker.

Curious George said...

"damikesc said...
Milwaukee seems like such a great place. Really. Cold AND really ghetto. Vacation destination for sure."

Seriously dude, name an urban area in the US that doesn't have a ghetto. Milwaukee has a lot of nice areas, and I'll take it's lakefront over most. Beats that Madison.

Peter said...

Kit said, "I've lived in WI my whole life and have NEVER understood while people leave they're cars running, unattended."

I'd agree- there's stupidity on both sides here. Even aside from the risk of theft, it's not unheard of for an automatic transmission to slip out of "park," thus causing the vehicle to start moving with no driver on board.

Of course, you could eliminate that risk by setting the parking brake- but, I'd guess that no one does that.

toby said...

"Beats that Madison lakefront" is damning w/ faint praise.

Curious George said...

"garage mahal said...
Speaking of illegalities in Wisconsin, apparently DA John Chisholm is to announce new John Doe charges today at noon. Gulp!"

Hey, do you think that after maybe 19 months and a ton of money spent they will actually bring charges against someone associated with Walker?

Oh, and it's DEMOCRAT DA John Chisholm.

Christopher in MA said...

And defining deviancy downward continues apace.

"Kids that have to walk to school, they'll walk through the alleys. They'll find somebody that's got their car running left unattended. Then the owner blows their heads off. It's just a quick, easy way to lower the crime rate." There's the comment I'd rather see.

And no surprise garbage posts his latest anti-Walker erection instead of sticking to topic. God knows asking a Democrat to make a moral pronouncement any more complex than "you've got more, I want more!" would get them blackballed from every decent Whole Foods in Wisconsin

PatCA said...

So, the police are going to ticket the people who leave their cars running...while there are "no repercussions" for stealing the car.

This is the new PC law enforcement: we police the people who obey cuz we're scared of everybody else.

garage mahal said...

Hey, do you think that after maybe 19 months and a ton of money spent they will actually bring charges against someone associated with Walker?

Today. Tim Russell. Three counts of embezzlement, according to early reports.

Curious George said...

"PatCA said...
So, the police are going to ticket the people who leave their cars running...while there are "no repercussions" for stealing the car.

This is the new PC law enforcement: we police the people who obey cuz we're scared of everybody else."

That's not it....they can easily ticket an owner of a car because they can identify the owner...you have to catch the thief to charge him...harder.

That said, they do not investigate car thefts in Milwaukee. My son lives on the north side and he had a beat up old Civic (a good runner)that he bought for his wife to commute stolen from in front of his house (it wasn't running. Police came and took a report. He finally recovered it when he got notices of unpaid parking tickets. He went to location on the tickets and there it was. He called the police and told them "You can stop looking for it now". The cops admitted they don't cross reference tickets to stolen vehicles.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"Kids that have to walk to school, they'll walk through the alleys. They'll find somebody that's got their car running left unattended. Then the owner blows their heads off. It's just a quick, easy way to lower the crime rate." There's the comment I'd rather see.


Or....perhaps a pressure switch activated bomb under the driver's seat so when the car thief shifts his/her ass they get blown to smithereeens.

Not my original idea. I saw that on television the other night.

Kind of a waste of a car though.

edutcher said...

This is the Entitlement Culture the Left has worked a half century to foster.

As Pogo notes.

But, yeah, sooner or later, some citizen is going to object. 5 will get you 10, however, that the first casualty will be a citizen and not one of the car thiefs.

Then the citizens will go armed when they go a-motoring.

mccullough said...

At least they're going to school. This is progress.

traditionalguy said...

I blame Global Warming.

These innocent children probably got into the running cars to cool off using their Air Conditioners.

chrisnavin said...

They were trying to drive out of the food desert, and get a hot vegetarian meal that lined up with the new and improved Food Pyramid.

Simon said...

Pogo said...
"An entire generation of people who think they can take whatever they want whenever they want it. Just like two year olds. 'It's mine.' Now we have a President with the same orientation. And it's going really well."

Yep. That's the frightening thing. And, you know, we're going to have to have schools teach the converse, because apparently the parents aren't getting it done.

Simon said...

Or rather, the parents aren't getting it done in the sense that they either aren't trying or their efforts are undermined by the larger culture that, as Pogo said, undermines the parents' message.

Simon said...

mccullough said...
"At least they're going to school. This is progress."

Depends what they're being told at school. We can survive a few generations that were poorly educated at school. We can't survive many generations of people who are fundamentally amoral.

damikesc said...

Actually, cold and really segregated. One of the most segregated cities in the country. FWIW.

I'm used to the South --- so most Northern cities are amazingly segregated to me.

It's weird going to the Atlantic City boardwalk and seeing no black people for hours on end.

As for Milwaukee, it has the vibe from the outside as a slightly less dreary version of Detroit or Cleveland...and a Southerner, believe me, nobody wants to visit Detroit or Cleveland.

John M Auston said...

Kit said...
Actually, cold and really segregated. One of the most segregated cities in the country. FWIW.


You won't have to use the 'FWIW' if you simply add the important, in this case, adjective 'self-', as in 'self-segregated'.

Then, if you are still an acronym fan, instead of 'FWIT', you can always put 'APHN' (as per human nature). :)

Curious George said...

"damikesc said...
I'm used to the South --- so most Northern cities are amazingly segregated to me.

It's weird going to the Atlantic City boardwalk and seeing no black people for hours on end.

As for Milwaukee, it has the vibe from the outside as a slightly less dreary version of Detroit or Cleveland...and a Southerner, believe me, nobody wants to visit Detroit or Cleveland."

Milwaukee is nothing like Detroit or Cleveland. Sure it's cold in the winter but the summers are awesome. Our lakefront and festivals and events are second to none. State Fair is a great event also. And you will see blacks at all them. But please keep your uninformed opinions and don't visit. We have our fair share of ignorant morons already.

rcommal said...

I guess they and their peers lack good argumentation and negotiation skills.

Peano said...

It's just a quick, easy way to get to school.

They need to make it a quick, easy way to get to jail.

damikesc said...

But please keep your uninformed opinions and don't visit. We have our fair share of ignorant morons already.

No doubt. I'm corresponding with one.

Maguro said...

This is why you need high speed choo-choos.

Bob_R said...

Doesn't the term "joy riding" date from the '40's or '50's

Curious George said...

"garage mahal said...
Today. Tim Russell. Three counts of embezzlement, according to early reports."

Yawn. Nothing involving Walker. And now we know it was all started by a request by the Walker County Executive administration to look into some missing money. No cover up. Walker wasn't involved.

Curious George said...

"damikesc said...
But please keep your uninformed opinions and don't visit. We have our fair share of ignorant morons already.

No doubt. I'm corresponding with one."

Only one of us is talkin gabout something they know nothing about there Skippy.

gerry said...

Theft - Poor or lazy man's socialism.

Not too different from the legal form of socialism.

damikesc said...

I dont know an outsiders view of Milwaukee. News to me.

Amartel said...

To deploy some words that have been out and about in the service of The Alleged Youth lately:
It's a "collaborative" approach to "community" transportation.

Freeman Hunt said...

If only there were a program in place to teach these kids Shakespeare.

Petunia said...
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Petunia said...

Let's see what happened with the charges that had Garage so excited.

First, the investigation was initiated when the now-governor's chief of staff asked the police, when Walker was county executive, to investigate this Mr. Russell. The cops seized Russell's work computer months before the election, and Russell quit campaigning for Walker and was NOT offered a job in his gubernatorial administration.

So the initial investigation had NOTHING TO DO with the Milwaukee DA's John Doe investigation, which has gone on for over 18 months now and produced nothing of significance.

Second, neither of the other two men who were arrested had any direct connection with either Walker administration, and the one who was charged with child enticement for making a child show him the child's genitals, works for the state department of public instruction.

In other words, he's DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH THE AGENCY THAT REGULATES AND ADVOCATES FOR...GULP!...PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS!!!!!

Not that this will stop the deranged lefties from attempting to make this about how eeeeeeevil Walker is...it will just be another addition to their orchestrated litany of lies. To borrow a phrase.

(Removed, edited, and reposted to correct an error. :) )

Freeman Hunt said...

How naive would the police be to believe kids are stealing the cars and driving to school to go to class?

They don't believe that.

At least, I don't believe that they believe that.

On the south side of Milwaukee, late-model Toyota Camrys and Honda Civics are the most popular to steal. But on the north side, the thieves usually prefer late-model minivans because they're easy to steal and because several friends can fit into the car and drive around until the car runs out of gasoline or hits something, Lubus said.

Oh look, now we know they don't believe it.

Bob_R said...
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Bob_R said...

I think the police are making the point that the reason thefts are up is that more fools are leaving their cars running unattended. Has nothing to do with whether it's cold or hot or the kids have to go to school or the beach. Car is running. No one is around. Time to go for a drive. Question for WI locals: what is the actual risk of a juvie joy ride? What penalties - assuming the car is just left abandoned and "unharmed?"

Original Mike said...

Not only do I not leave my car running, even when it is cold, I have seen very few instances of other people doing it over my many years in Wisconsin.

Must be a Milwaukee thing.

MadisonMan said...

I have seen very few instances of other people doing it over my many years in Wisconsin.

I have two neighbors who do this, but only if it's sub-zero, really. So not this winter. Both of the neighbors are old, too.

Christopher in MA said...

"I have seen very few instances of other people doing it over my many years in Wisconsin."

It's fairly common in my neck of the Commonwealth. I do it, too, but only on really frigid mornings and I always lock the car with my spare keys. It's a standard, so with the brake pulled, I really don't worry much about it deciding to ramble on down the street. And if it does - well, I could use a new car.

BTW, Petunia, thanks for mopping up after Garage. I suspect he's now in front of his mirror practicing various versions of "I never heard of Tim Russell. I never posted about him. If you say I did, it's because you're taking my words out of context. If you show me a post with my name on it, some teabagger hacked my account."

PatCA said...

This is community policing: let the community go to hell and then install a Hugo Chavez to control the resulting chaos.

garage mahal said...

BTW, Petunia, thanks for mopping up after Garage. I suspect he's now in front of his mirror practicing various versions of "I never heard of Tim Russell.

No, that would be Scott Walker. Tough to disassociate given he was an aide to Walker for over almost a decade. Sounds like a nice guy too - embezzled money from a military charity, and his partner caught enticing minors. Get that $100 ready.

Original Mike said...

Straws, grasping at.

MayBee said...

Tough to disassociate given he was an aide to Walker for over almost a decade. Sounds like a nice guy too - embezzled money from a military charity, and his partner caught enticing minors.

Oh please oh please tell me we can once again start attacking politicians for associating with felons! I wonder if this guy helped Walker buy his house?

Michael said...

Breaking news!! Government employee steals piddling amount of money to take vacations. Good heavens. Stop. The. Presses.

Far more interesting is the story at hand where "youths" steal cars to "go to school."

By the way, on these cold mornings I start my car and let it warm up. I do not lock the doors. Any "youths" wandering my neighborhood at that time of the morning are both lost and energetic and can have the car.

Patrick said...

Garage: Good to see that you are against politicians who associate with criminals. Sort of like, tony Rezko (Pres. Obama fundraiser, made it so Obama could buy a 1% style Chicago home), Bill Ayers (Pres. Obama supporter, started off Obama's campaign). Maybe add John Corzine, another big Pres. Obama fundraiser, 1%-er, who just somehow lost track of north of a billion in client funds.

Gulp!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

State Fair is a great event also. And you will see blacks at all them. But please keep your uninformed opinions and don't visit. We have our fair share of ignorant morons already.

It seems to me that I remember at the State Fair there were riots and roving gangs of blacks beating people up because they were merely White People.

Maybe I'm remembering the wrong State Fair?

However, pretending that everything is pretty when the segregation there and crime is rampant is pure Pollyanniaish.

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Scott M said...

One of the more enjoyable things to do is going to be watching the lame excuses flying in defending the indefensible.

I don't know why, but Fast And Furious comes to mind.

garage mahal said...

Far more interesting is the story at hand where "youths" steal cars to "go to school."

I bet. One of the more interesting things to me is going to be watching the lame excuses flying in defending the indefensible. Even child enticement. Cause you're Republicans, and that's how you roll.

Michael said...

Garage: To be clear, no one is supporting the crimes of those involved. To suggest that they have nothing to do with Walker is required only when discussing this with you since any other sentient being would understand that there is a difference and a distinction. To suggest that Republicans condone the crimes of someone who you do not like is absurd and offered in bad faith, stupidity or both.

Chip Ahoy said...

Ha! I'll meet your gulp and raise you dos golpes.

MayBee said...

One of the more interesting things to me is going to be watching the lame excuses flying in defending the indefensible. Even child enticement

Let me know when you see those excuses fly.

Original Mike said...

Scott Walker engaged in child enticement? I can't defend that.

Sofa King said...

I bet. One of the more interesting things to me is going to be watching the lame excuses flying in defending the indefensible. Even child enticement. Cause you're Republicans, and that's how you roll.

What color is the sky, in your world? Is there a sky? Is there an up and a down?

traditionalguy said...

Bait Car gone wild!

Entrapment if I have ever seen it.

Patrick said...

Garage, I know you tend to be a bit ornery around here, and I can understand that. I think, however, a basic fairness is in order. Who has defended "child enticement"? do you really think that charge has anything to do with Gov. Walker? So a guy that used to work for Walker knows a guy that is charged with enticement? That's supposed to reflect on the Governor how?

You're better when you're not being cheap. A moment's reflection will tell you that you're being cheap with that.

Original Mike said...

"You're better when you're not being cheap."

I must have been out that day.

t-man said...

Milwaukee will be forever fixed in mind as filled with simple folk like the Cunninghams, Laverne, Shirley, Lenny & Squiggy.

I'll bet that Squiqqy was the type of guy who would "borrow" a car on a cold day.

wild chicken said...

One of the most segregated cities in the country. FWIW.

Due to...what, black flight? moving away from all those dangerous white people?

nervous and tired said...

Errr...are there really THAT many people that leave their car running while it is unattended in alleys?

MadisonMan said...

Maybe I'm remembering the wrong State Fair?

Nope. That was this past Summer. Disgraceful.

And curse you for putting that song into my head.

Petunia said...

NO ONE is defending child enticement, Garage. What a moronic comment. I could stoop to your level and say, "That's because you're a Democrat, and that's how you roll", but I won't, because I know that's not how all Democrats and liberals roll...some of them, but not you apparently, are capable of making cogent arguments without resorting to cheap shot ad hominem attacks.

What Mr. Russell's partner had on his iPhone was completely unacceptable and indefensible. It also had absolutely NOTHING to do with Scott Walker.

How frustrating for the deranged Walker-haters that the big announcement mentioning a Walker aide really had nothing to do with the governor at all...either now or when he was county executive. Schadenfreude, stopped right in its tracks.

Michael Haz said...

Uh Garage....perhaps you don't remember way back to July of 2010 when the Democrat mayor of Racine, Gary Becker was sentenced to prison for child enticement and other sex crimes.

Here's a reminder.

garage mahal said...

Uh Garage....perhaps you don't remember way back to July of 2010 when the Democrat mayor of Racine, Gary Becker was sentenced to prison for child enticement and other sex crimes.

I hope he rots in hell.

What does this have to do with Walker's long time aide's boyfriend, Brian Pierick?

Sigivald said...

I'd agree- there's stupidity on both sides here. Even aside from the risk of theft, it's not unheard of for an automatic transmission to slip out of "park," thus causing the vehicle to start moving with no driver on board.

Of course, you could eliminate that risk by setting the parking brake- but, I'd guess that no one does that.


Every time I leave the car, I set the parking brake. That's the whole point of the damned thing, apart from being an emergency brake if both hydraulic systems fail.

Scott M said...

What does this have to do with Walker's long time aide's boyfriend, Brian Pierick

Indeed. Just what does Brian Pierick have to do with Walker.

Alex said...

Why are we not given the race of the criminals involved?

Patrick said...

I did walk to school in 20 degree below weather for 2 miles one way. I never thought to steal a car, I only reminded myself to wear three coats, keep my gloves on and don't slip and fall on my ass.

kids these days... lol GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!

Patrick said...

Buzzsawmonkey OT

The Damage Done
—apologies to Neil Young

People voted so they would get some cash
Our taxes were Obama’s personal stash
Ooh, ooh, the damage done

In just three years the debt is half again
What it was when they swore him in back then
Gone, gone, the damage done

Promising everybody jobs so green
But instead of jobs the times stay lean
Class war to keep his base in line

I’ve seen Obama and the damage done
He’s broken faith with almost everyone
He’s worked to make this land a setting sun

purplepenquin said...

I'll let my truck warm-up on cold days, but since it is a stick-shift I feel pretty safe about leaving it unattended.

Jay said...

garage mahal said...

No, that would be Scott Walker. Tough to disassociate given he was an aide to Walker for over almost a decade. Sounds like a nice guy too - embezzled money from a military charity, and his partner caught enticing minors


Which of course has nothing to do with Scott Walker.

What is most comical is watching you try and associate these people.

No, not comical.

Pathetic.

Blue@9 said...

Milwaukee kids are so desperate for an education that they'll even steal cars to get to school quicker!

Jay said...

garage mahal said...


One of the more interesting things to me is going to be watching the lame excuses flying in defending the indefensible. Even child enticement


One of the most fascinating things to me is that despite making a complete idiot of yourself here day after day, you'll be back tomorrow.

By the way, Tony Rezko, who is in jail, was much closer to Obama than Mr. Russell is to walker.

The number of times you've criticized Obama for his relationship with Rezko remains at zero.

PS, watching you feign some sort of outrage about "child enticement" when you made posts here denying that OWS protestors raped women is hilarious and sad.

garage mahal said...

Which of course has nothing to do with Scott Walker.

Under your rules Walker is as guilty as his aide and his boyfriend.

Jay said...

garage mahal said...

Under your rules Walker is as guilty as his aide and his boyfriend.


Again, despite making a complete idiot of yourself here day after day, you'll be back tomorrow.

Pogo said...

Clearly, Milwaukee needs to (at public expense) give cars to the poor teenagers of north Milwaukee, in order to to champion their efforts to get to school on time.

It's beyond degrading to be forced to steal a car for basic transportation, which is a human right.

As are cell phones, lap tops, and the new Air Jordans.

Pogo said...

"Again, despite making a complete idiot of yourself here day after day, you'll be back tomorrow."

If we didn't have Garage, we'd have to invent him.

Curious George said...

"Dust Bunny Queen said...
State Fair is a great event also. And you will see blacks at all them. But please keep your uninformed opinions and don't visit. We have our fair share of ignorant morons already.

It seems to me that I remember at the State Fair there were riots and roving gangs of blacks beating people up because they were merely White People.

Maybe I'm remembering the wrong State Fair?

However, pretending that everything is pretty when the segregation there and crime is rampant is pure Pollyanniaish."

That's the one...there were no riots, and it was one night. In one year.

I never even hinted that "everything is pretty". I was responding to the moron damikesc's description of Milwaukeee as "really ghetto." and his idea that you wouldn't see blacks and whites together.

It's crap.

My son lives on the North side in RIverwest...half the homes are owned by black, half whites.

Have you ever been to Milwaukee?

garage mahal said...

By the way, Tony Rezko, who is in jail, was much closer to Obama than Mr. Russell is to walker.

I must have missed the part where Tony Rezko worked under Obama for 8 years.

Talk about making an idiot out of yourself?

Curious George said...

"Patrick said...
You're better when you're not being cheap. A moment's reflection will tell you that you're being cheap with that."

He has way to much investigated in this...month after month posting about in threads that didn't even concern it...and now today to find out there are no presents under the tree? He won't let go because he can't let go.

So sad. Too bad.

Jay said...

"Patrick said...
You're better when you're not being cheap.


There are no instances where garbage isn't cheap.

None.

Jay said...

garage mahal said...


I must have missed the part where Tony Rezko worked under Obama for 8 years.


Yes, because the only way you can be close to someone is by working for them!

Idiot.

PS: An ABC News review of campaign records shows Rezko, and people connected to him, contributed more than $120,000 to Obama's 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate, much of it at a time when Rezko was the target of an FBI investigation.

Jay said...

Obama had known Rezko long before the house deal, calling him a "friend."

The number of times you've criticized Obama for his relationship with Rezko remains at zero.

garage mahal said...

He won't let go because he can't let go.

I'm content munching popcorn watching his close aides drop like flies.

How many aides does that make now that either resigned, had their home searched, their computer seized, plead immunity, or arrested? I think it's 6? Hard to keep track. How many governors can brag about that?

Pogo said...

Milwaukee is a great town, a vibrant and fun town, but is at the cusp of descent into Detroit or Philly or St. Louis or (increasingly) Chicago.

It could also have a renaissance.

But if lefties keep governing it, it will, like the aforementioned cities, decline into ruin.

Lincolntf said...

Rezko built the condemnable ghetto highrises that Obama pretended to represent in Chicago. Those buildings failed, their residents lives became even more miserable and Obama laughed his ass off all the way to the White House. The filth, ignorance and addiction that Obama depended on in his Chicago district are his model for the rest of the country. Fortunately for us, he no longer has a captive audience.

Curious George said...

garage mahal said...
He won't let go because he can't let go.

I'm content munching popcorn watching his close aides drop like flies.

How many aides does that make now that either resigned, had their home searched, their computer seized, plead immunity, or arrested? I think it's 6? Hard to keep track. How many governors can brag about that?"

Ha, told you! Grasping at straws, and he CAN'T LET GO!

By the way Corky, you don't plead immunity, you are granted it.

Jay said...

garage mahal said...

How many aides does that make now that either resigned, had their home searched, their computer seized, plead immunity, or arrested? I think it's 6? Hard to keep track. How many governors can brag about that?


Rod Blagojevich.

garage mahal said...

Ha, told you! Grasping at straws, and he CAN'T LET GO!

Neither can you!

Alex said...

garage dreams of the day that all conservative get frog marched to jail.

ken in sc said...

I have spent time in both Wisconsin and Michigan. They both have their own white underclass which is worse than the black underclass. It is easier to get along with most black southerners than with some northern whites.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

@garage mahal

One good thread hijacking deserves another.

I. too am enjoying my popcorn. Especially since this spectacle will make $20 for my favorite charity , the National Rifle Association.

Lincolntf said...

Fuck that noise. If you live in Wisconsin you are CHOOSING segregation as a lifestyle. Try to be a corporation with such a "white's only" environment. The Badger State Company would be badgered out of existence by Jesse Inc.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

In high school we used to pull all types of stunts and pranks. Stealing cars wasn't one of them, but moving them or rolling them over was.

There was also that party that some guys' snowblower ended up at the bottom of an inground pool. Or the party where a telephone was put into a microwave and nuked on high for minutes before someone smelled it.

Times change, but the stupidity doesn't.

Jay said...

Another one of garbage's hobby horses dies:

A report released Tuesday, Jan. 3, by the California High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group threatens to permanently derail plans for a network of 200 mph trains in the Golden State.

The group, which exists by state law and was directed by the California State Legislature to conduct the report, concluded that “moving ahead on the [High-Speed Rail] project without credible sources of adequate funding, without a definitive business model, without a strategy to maximize the independent utility and value to the state, and without appropriate management resources, represents an immense financial risk on the part of the state of California.”

Presently the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) intends to use $9 billion in voter-approved bonds — as well as $3.5 billion in promised federal funding — to construct an initial 130-mile segment of the railway between the cities of Chowchilla and Bakersfield in the state’s Central Valley. However, with that 2008 bond vote came the requirement for the California High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group to green-light the feasibility of CHSRA’s plan prior to the State Legislature issuing bonds. The group, headed by former CalTrans director and current Orange County Transportation Authority chief Will Kempton, advised via the report that the state Legislature shouldn’t fund the increasingly-criticized project.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Jay

That article is good news. I hope. Money needs to stop being poured into rat holes like 'high spped trains' dreamed up by the left.

Of course, for lefties like garage, facts are stubborn things.

Its gotta be exhausting being a lefty.

Jay said...

DT,

I'm actually shocked that CA has that sort of review on the project!

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"I'm actually shocked that CA has that sort of review on the project!"

Me too...my brother works for CA DHS in Sacramento, he keeps me filled in on some of the insanity out there. As if I need to hear more, living in NY...what can I say, I guess misery loves company?!!

damikesc said...

Jay, hasn't Jerry Brown already said he doesn't care what the report said?

Aren't Democrats the "Reality-based community" and the like?

I must have missed the part where Tony Rezko worked under Obama for 8 years.

My wife doesn't work for me. I guess I'm closer to the person behind me I never speak to than my wife.

Do you have ANY friends outside of your job? How is that even possible?

What does this have to do with Walker's long time aide's boyfriend, Brian Pierick?

Well, you're a Democrat and Democrats support pedophilia. That is how you roll, right?

pst314 said...

Curious George 4:42 PM:

"That's the one...there were no riots, and it was one night. In one year."

It was only one night because after the first night there lots more police.

And there have been some incidents at the State Fair in prior years.

And there were other black-on-white racist mob attacks elsewhere that year, and in prior years. The downtown mall and Northridge shopping center have had serious problems, and in recent years Bayshore Mall has been having problems.

"My son lives on the North side in Riverwest...half the homes are owned by black, half whites."

There were racist attacks in Riverwest on July 4th.

"Milwaukee has a lot of nice areas, and I'll take it's lakefront over most."

Yes, it's great, but it has become another problem area. The "youth" problem has grown serious enough that for a number of years now the Milwaukee Police have had to seriously boost their presence, adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward minor traffic and conduct infractions in order to keep the punks in line, and keep a command center vehicle parked all day near one of the concession buildings.

It's silly to call Milwaukee "really ghetto" but it does have some serious problems of that sort.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Hey garage, one good thread jacking attempt deserves another pal.
here's my tangential offering. This ruling is AGAINST your side.

Garage? Any squirrels coming our way?

Jay said...

damikesc said...

Jay, hasn't Jerry Brown already said he doesn't care what the report said?


Great point. I'm not sure, but I would be shocked if the Democrats didn't go full steam ahead and waste the $12 billion on the project.

el polacko said...

there's two kinds of car theft: the professional who takes the vehicle to a chop shop and the local who just wants a free ride. the unbelievable part of this story is that the thieves are joy-riding their way to school.

bagoh20 said...

I just discovered that I went to High School with Rick Santorum. Small town: pop.= 15K, big school: 1000 pupil per grade level. I never saw him steal a car, so he is qualified for the job.

bagoh20 said...

Just reported:

For 2011 Los Angeles had the lowest crime rates since the 1950's. Ninth year in a row of reduced crime. The homicide rate is half what it was in the early 90's. Even the criminals are out of work.

rcommal said...

There were reports related to the Iowa State Fair in 2010, as well.

Curious George said...

"pst314 said...

It's silly to call Milwaukee "really ghetto" but it does have some serious problems of that sort."

You forgot Mayfair Mall...also problems. Of course Milwaukee has "problems of that sort". But it's not "really ghetto" despite that description by a moron that has never been here.

pst314 said...

Yes, I forgot all about those incidents at Mayfair Mall.

The "cruising" problems a few years ago were also pretty bad.

Nichevo said...

Well y'are a buncha fucking morons! Went to Beloit to see my friend in college - umm, 1992? - he came and picked me up off the bus from Chi and we walked through town to his dorms. On the way, sitting right in front of some theater was a nice fat Buick or Olds with doors unlocked, actually I think the diver's door was open. Nobody in it but the keys were in it and the motor running.


We looked at each other and shook our heads. We were nice boys of course, but we were New Yorkers not long graduated from Bronx Science and man, you don't do that in the city. We agreed that somebody should steal that ride just to teach the guy a lesson.

I mean SRSLY WTF? This is a lifestyle?

(No Name) said...

last week I saw a woman leave her car running with her little girl inside, to go into a liquor store... and her car was around the corner from the entrance, completely out of her sight


it's people like this who elected Obama