December 22, 2017

Crazy, nosy survey the Wisconsin State Journal wants me to take before it will let me see "Monroe Street reconstruction bids at least $3 million over budget."

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On the off chance you're interested in the improvements to Monroe Street, here's the article.

27 comments:

madAsHell said...

You can check every box, and be completely conflicted.

How is that helpful?

exiledonmainstreet said...

It looks like you have very mixed feelings about the Monroe Street reconstruction bids.

madAsHell said...

I attempted to view your link to the Monroe St. improvements, but encountered a paywall.

Original Mike said...

I can never read Wisconsin State Journal articles. They seem to have a paywall only for me.

Original Mike said...

OK, not just me.

MikeR said...

Usability experts strongly advise against asking users for information that you'd like, but they don't see why you have the right to. Users feel completely justified in lying in such cases, so whatever information you get is wrong, and the users dislike you too.

anti-de Sitter space said...

"overhead utility lines are slated to be put underground"

Worth every penny.

Those lines are always hideous.

james james said...

Out of six choices only one is decidedly positive.

Which means I think they know their target audience: a bunch of complainers and whiners.

Which lets them know they need to come up with more 'Trump is Evil' stories.

That's how I read that.

- james james

Fernandistein said...

Alternating chrysalism and fugue state.

Curious George said...

"Ald. Sara Eskrich..."

Ald. is an abbreviation for "Alder", they saved one keystroke!

I could understand in the past when it was Alderman and Alderlesbian, but come on.

JAORE said...

On a scale of one to eleventy, how awful is your life now that Trump is President?



mockturtle said...

A little off-topic but this is the sort of thing that keeps a lot of people [myself included] from participating in polls. The pollsters are never content to just ask a question or two but expect you to answer long lists of sometimes personal questions, like income level, etc. So poll results are already skewed toward the opinions of willing poll participants.

Freeman Hunt said...

Wow, five negative feeling choices and one positive.

Ann Althouse said...

"Wow, five negative feeling choices and one positive."

I know, and the survey itself induces negative feelings, so who could say "happy or joyful"?

Rob said...

Makes me hungry, thirsty, tired and sleepy. Those, btw, are four of the seven dwarves. The others are Fearful, Anxious and Disgusted.

Hagar said...

I do not know the background and neither do you and you will never find out from reading the newspaper.

I have designed and estimated the cost of a number of street improvement projects and have been caught out 30% low when a project was delayed in the bureaucracy and/or inflation took off for some reason, and 30% high when someone managed to dislodge the funding jam so that the project went to bids earlier than expected and/or inflation took a rest for some reason or other.

rhhardin said...

They left out horny.

Gahrie said...

There's part of your property tax bill........

exiledonmainstreet said...

james james said...
Out of six choices only one is decidedly positive.


How can anybody be happy with Orange Literally Hitler in the WH? We are all going to die. Actually, we all should have died last week.

mockturtle said...

Exiled asks: How can anybody be happy with Orange Literally Hitler in the WH? We are all going to die. Actually, we all should have died last week.

We did die last week. We are zombies.

exiledonmainstreet said...

We did die last week. We are zombies.

12/22/17, 11:18 AM

Don't zombies eat brains? Since I now work in a pretty liberal area but live in a conservative community, I might have to skip lunch and wait until I get home.

Rusty said...

Now, Ann and Meade. Don't you think your property taxes are being well spent?
The first thing we do in my neck of the woods is find out how the contractors are related to people in the city government.

Inga said...

“overhead utility lines are slated to be put underground"

“Worth every penny.

Those lines are always hideous.”

Yes and Madison is rife with them. Bury those ugly things. Taxes well spent.

Rick Turley said...

Rob said...

"Makes me hungry, thirsty, tired and sleepy. Those, btw, are four of the seven dwarves. The others are Fearful, Anxious and Disgusted."

Back in our younger and more energetic days we hosted a massive adult dress-up Halloween party. One year my wife dressed up as the little-known eighth dwarf Bitchy.

Hagar said...

@Rusty,
If the bidding process is crooked, that is the Owner's fault.

Jupiter said...

MikeR said...

"Users feel completely justified in lying in such cases, so whatever information you get is wrong, and the users dislike you too."

Wait, you mean 30% of Republicans did not actually believe that Obama was a secret Muslim?

Rusty said...

Blogger Hagar said...
"@Rusty,
If the bidding process is crooked, that is the Owner's fault."

Who sent you? "We don't talk to nobody what nobody sent."