Farewell Racine


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All good things must come to an end – and now it is time for RE to leave the lost Hometown of Racine, WI.


Good- bye to all, and good luck to all who have made the brave decision to stay.


Admit it –  Racine WI is a shithole – filled with parents who hate their children – otherwise – why would so many flee and Racine be #1 in unemployment?


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It’s time to end the Hate, Discrimination and Unemployment in Racine, WI.


What Will Follow

He who lusts for power over others is inherently evil. I trust this requires no great argument in its justification. The evil man, once he has some degree of power, will use it to acquire more, for power is a drug that doesn’t sate. However, the enjoyment of power requires that it be used. For, as O’Brien said to Winston in 1984, to enjoy your power, you must be actually coercing your victim at the moment:

     ‘How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?’
Winston thought. ‘By making him suffer,’ he said.
‘Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.’

FOX 6 News Reports On Another Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against The City of Racine


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From FOX 6:

What was at one time the Women’s Club of Racine is now the subject of a lawsuit.

James Hall Jr. says in 2012, his client, J.C. Frazier and Northwest Funeral Chapel wanted to obtain a conditional use permit to purchase the property at 740 Lake Avenue in Racine and operate a funeral home.

“You got your architect, your traffic engineer. You meet the conditions of the Planning Commission. He thought that that would have been sufficient,” Hall said.

But at a meeting of Racine’s Common Council, Frazier, an African-American man, was denied a permit.

“Shortly after, another business — in fact, another funeral home, a white-owned funeral home, purchased the business and has been using it for operations, including activities in connection with its funeral business,” Hall said.

The property’s current owners own and operate Maersh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home — located across the street. They say they haven’t obtained a conditional use permit for the property, known as a preservation hall, because they are not using it in the same manner Frazier had intended.

Watch the speakers  talking for and against Northwest Funeral Home buying the Woman’s Club in Downtown Racine WI.


Racine Exposed previously published the Court Documents, which may be viewed by clicking HERE.

What makes this conduct even more egregious is that Racine Mayor John Dickert later attempted  to reward the White Meredith family by offering to sell  them a large plot of land at Mound Cemetery for the give-away price of $16,000. Even worse, this property had been already recognized and protected as an Indian Burial Mound. Just how low can the conduct and behavior of The City of Racine and Mayor John Dickert get?

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Meet the Meredith Family

From the Post:

WATCH THE ANGRY EXPRESSIONS OF THE MEREDITH FAMILY AS THE TRUTH IS REVEALED! Looks like Mayor John Dickert (D) forgot to send Steve Bedard “The Memo!” On the video – Steve Bedard ‘s remarks begin at the 7:00min mark.


What is most revealing is watching the PRICELESS EXPRESSIONS of the Meredith family as the Director of Mound Cemetery, Steve Bedard, reveals that IF the land in question wasn’t  an unsaleable Native American Burial Mound, it’s actual market value is $300,000! Not the $30,000 $16,000 that Mayor John Dickert (D) is giving it away for. Note also that the speakers state that the layout of the Meredith gravesite is: Unusual, not allowed at other facilities, and would create 20 spaces in an area that would normally create 40.


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Of course, later Racine Mayor John Dickert took his revenge against Mound Cemetery Supervisor Steve Bedard by eliminating his position!

January 21, 2015, from The JT:

Cemetery supervisor position eliminated

RACINE — Longtime Cemetery Supervisor Steve Bedard will soon be out of the job he has held for more than a dozen years.

In an emotional vote on Tuesday at City Hall, 730 Washington Ave., the City Council voted 13-1 to eliminate the cemetery supervisor position held by Bedard, as well as the position of a part-time clerk, and create two new positions, a “labor supervisor I” and “cemetery office manager.

How many more Federal Lawsuits will be required before Racine County District Attorney Republican Rich Chiapete starts doing his job and begins to hold local public officials accountable? When will the corruption and discrimination at Racine City Hall and Racine County end?

Racine’s Republican Party Attacks Mount Pleasant Residents


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The Republican Party of Racine financially attacks the residents of Mount Pleasant  and forces them to pay for the perversion that former Village President Mark Gleason, Tea-Tard Dave DeGroot and current Village Administrator Kurt Whalen brought to Mt. Pleasant.

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From the Racine County Eye:

Opinion: Golden Parachute at Mt. Pleasant

Link to video – click HERE

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The following occurred during the Village of Mt. Pleasant Board Meeting of April 13, 2015.

One of the agenda items was to give Logan Martin a new position of Director of Community Development. To do this the Board went into closed session to discuss this. What came out of this closed session was not merely a motion to give Mr. Martin that new position (which was voted on and approved) but also in addition, a motion to provide every Department Head at Mt. Pleasant a Golden Parachute of 6 months salary if the person was let go without cause. The timing of this was too coincidental. This was the very last meeting for President Gleason before the newly elected President Garski takes office.

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It is my opinion this was placed into effect to hamper any changes that newly elected President Garski would want to invoke. To make it very difficult if not impossible to make any changes to Department Heads based on the newly elected political landscape Jerry Garski brought with him which the voters voted for.

It will be interesting to see what happens now.



From Mount Pleasant Spotlight! Click HERE to visit.

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Why Negros Should Not Be Allowed In Racine


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Surely, it’s obvious!


The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) refers to the social movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans and restoring voting rights to them. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1955 and 1968, particularly in the South. The emergence of the Black Power Movement, which lasted roughly from 1966 to 1975, enlarged the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity, economic and political self-sufficiency, and freedom from oppression by white Americans.

The movement was characterized by major campaigns of civil resistance. Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities. Federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and communities often had to respond immediately to these situations that highlighted the inequities faced by African Americans. Forms of protest and/or civil disobedience included boycotts such as the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956) in Alabama; “sit-ins” such as the influential Greensboro sit-ins (1960) in North Carolina; marches, such as the Selma to Montgomery marches (1965) in Alabama; and a wide range of other nonviolent activities.

Noted legislative achievements during this phase of the Civil Rights Movement were passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964, that banned discrimination based on “race, color, religion, or national origin” in employment practices and public accommodations; the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that restored and protected voting rights; the Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965, that dramatically opened entry to the U.S. to immigrants other than traditional European groups; and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, that banned discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. African Americans re-entered politics in the South, and across the country young people were inspired to action.

Desegregation busing in the United States (also known as forced busing or simply busing) is the practice of assigning and transporting students to schools in such a manner as to redress prior racial segregation of schools, or to overcome the effects of residential segregation on local school demographics.




Jan 15, 2013, Thomas Holmes addresses The City of Racine CommonCouncil.
“Hello. My name is Thomas Holmes, the owner of Park 6. I’m here to request my licenses back. I want them back, because they were taken from me, where are my licenses?
On October 10, 2012, The Wisconsin State Court of Appeals ruled that The City of Racine had no jurisdiction to proceed or start an action of due process against my license or business. They also said my rights were violated when you hired a prosecutor to represent then Chief of Police Kurt Whalen, by using taxpayer dollars. The Court even deemed Mr. Whalen to be “untrustworthy”. Why? Because as a citizen he had access to City and Police in house records.
I want my license back because you are here today to vote on a recommendation by your License Committee to allow the most troublesome and nuisance bar in Racine to change its agent to regain a clean start, and that agent is the current Manager of this bar, called “All Sports”. I have here in my hand, Police and History reports on “All Sports” from 2011 to current. I advise everyone in TV land to go to City Hall and request “All Sports” history reports, Mine, and “The Place on Sixth”. There is no way that any Black or minority owned bar can have these many problems or complaints over this short a time , not to mention long period of time, and remain open. Not to mention the most current fight on January 7, whereby a man is currently in jail charged with attempted murder. Case still open, and pending. And your License Committee voted without pursing any side agreement or sanctions to allow “All Sports” to just change its name and agent and remain open?
That’s a slap in the face. Remember this, because I will. I don’t take slaps too well. And neither should our Community.
When you sent me a letter of complaint against my establishment you told me I couldn’t change agents or transfer my license. I smell double standard. Anyone who votes to uphold the License Committee recommendation is part of the problem and not the solution. This system is evil and corrupt. And we’re going to stand up against you. You’ll see.
From the words of Dr. King, how befitting, it’s his Birthday, Going to stand up until Justice roll in like a mighty rush of wind.
I want my licenses back.
Thank you.”


Another View of The Racine Election Results


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From Racine Community Media:


Click on image to enlarge2015 Racine Election ResultsSo how does one even begin to explain and understand why John Dickert was once again elected Mayor of Racine – when he has led it to the brink of financial disaster, brought numerous lawsuits upon the City, and even sued the City itself?

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Racine Mayor John Dickert Wins His Job Back

In a 5,392 to 4,546 vote, Racine re-elected John Dickert as its mayor for the next four years, but the race was close as Dickert’s opponent Melvin Hargrove had the lead several times throughout the night.

“We have a lot of healing to do and that starts tomorrow,” Dickert said.

Ugo Bardi of Cassandra’s Legacy explains:

Why democracy doesn’t work (and how to fix it)

There seems to be no category more badly vilified and despised than that of politicians. Yet, theoretically voters can vote for whoever they want; why do they keep electing people they despise? (It sounds like the old joke: ‘a masochist is someone who likes the things he hates’). Are most voters masochists; or what?

I think there is an explanation for this apparently bizarre behavior of voters. It has to do with the PR methods used in election campaigns and, in particular with negative advertising that has generated a general self-inflicted vilification on all politicians. Let me explain.

In public relations, there are two basic approaches to promote one’s ideas or products: a negative one and a positive one. The negative approach (demonizing your opponent) is usually much more powerful and more effective than the positive approach (idolizing your friend). There have to be deep psychological reasons for this, but it is the way things are (*).

The problem with negative advertising is the same you have with chemical weapons: it works wonders, but it can backfire. This is something that the armies of the first world war armies learned when the wind blew back on them the gas they had directed against their enemies.

Indeed, negative ads are so powerful – and so dangerous – that they are almost never used in commercial advertising (**). Think of what would happen if, say, Pepsi were to mount a campaign based on the accusation that Coke gives you cancer. And imagine that Coca Cola were to retaliate by saying that Pepsi causes heart attacks. Not a good idea, obviously: would anyone ever try a soft drink again? It is a well known principle: if you throw it at the fan, it will spread all around.

But in politics? The same constraints do not apply. In politics, the market size is fixed: it is a seat in parliament (or in the city council, or whatever). It doesn’t matter how many people show up at the voting booths, someone will always get that seat. For a politician, negative PR carries no risk of shrinking the market, hence, it is a fundamental tool. It is well known: vilifying your opponent works wonders (***). But, of course, if everyone uses it the result is the generalized demonization of all politicians. Again, you see the effect of throwing it at the fan; it does spread all around.

So, it is likely that the widespread mistrust of politicians is the result of a long series of demonization campaigns that have led the public to conclude that all politicians are thieves, liars, psychopaths, sex maniacs, bumbling idiots, and the like. Maybe some of them deserve to be defined in this way, but the problem is that these vilification campaigns keep away honest people from running. And this is the problem with democracy, in a nutshell.

Can we do something to improve? In principle, yes. After all, most governments have enacted laws designed to protect customers from misleading  advertising. Often, ads disparaging a competitor’s product are forbidden and even comparative advertising is strictly regulated. But no such rules apply to politics, where everything goes and arriving to similar regulations seems to be just unthinkable.

Could we use a different tactic? Could we make negative campaigning a bad idea for those who use the method? We could, for instance, make the political “market” more similar to the commercial market in the sense that the total number of seats in parliament is like the market size for a product. That is, the number of seats in parliament could be proportional to the number of people who actually vote. So, if only half of the voters show up, then only half of the seats are assigned. The remaining ones go vacant, or maybe are assigned by a national lottery. In this way, politicians would be wary of using tactics which risk to reduce the market size (i.e. the number of seats assigned).

So, we could think of ways to fix democracy. But the problem is not that there is anything wrong with democracy. The problem is with PR – and negative PR in particular. We are not going anywhere in any field until we understand the awesome power of negative PR on our perception of the world. It is truly a weapon of mind destruction, witness how effective PR has been in attacking climate science and climate scientists and in convincing a large number of people that climate change is a hoax.

There is only one good weapon against this kind of PR: it is remembering that, as Baudelaire said, The devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.


But He DOES Exist! Exit 333 straight to 666.


From The Journal Times:

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Good luck Racine!

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Madison Protestors Seek UN Intervention While Racine County Board Supervisor Kenneth Lumpkin Demands Racine Mayor John Dickert Releases Alleged Racist E-Mails


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April 6, 2015, from The Journal Times:

Protesters seek United Nations probe of Wisconsin shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of protesters called Monday for the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation of a white Wisconsin police officer who killed an unarmed biracial man because they feel the U.S. government can’t be trusted.

Members of Young, Gifted and Black along with 19-year-old Tony Robinson’s family held a news conference in front of the Dane County courthouse to call on the U.N.’s Human Rights Council to investigate Robinson’s death last month.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice wrapped up its investigation of the incident a little more than a week ago. The findings haven’t been made public but the protesters insisted there’s no way the probe could have been fair. They said the state agents who led it used to be police officers and police protect each other.

They added they don’t have faith that any U.S. government agency could conduct an objective probe because it’s all one prejudiced system.

According to a state law that requires outside agencies to investigate officer-involved deaths, the Wisconsin justice department led the probe of the incident. The agency turned over its findings to District Attorney Ismael Ozanne in late March. He has yet to decide whether to file criminal charges against Kenny.

The protesters also criticized Madison Police for releasing hundreds of pages of records on Friday detailing Kenny’s service record and previous police contacts with Robinson, saying they had nothing to do with the shooting. Koval responded with a blog post later Monday afternoon saying his department was responding to open record requests from multiple media outlets and wasn’t trying to cast aspersions on Robinson or influence Ozanne.

From the Wisconsin State Journal:

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The family of Tony Robinson wants Dane County District attorney Ismael Ozanne to review evidence from a private autopsy before deciding whether to charge the Madison police officer who shot him.

Speaking with Robinson’s mother at his side Monday, family friend and spokesman Jerome Flowers also said relatives question the integrity of the investigation into the March 6 shooting and want Ozanne to file criminal charges against Officer Matt Kenny.

“If you want to be just and fair, you have to indict,” Flowers said.

Before Ozanne makes that decision, family members want him to meet with them to discuss the results of a private autopsy, Flowers said. The autopsy includes new information about the shooting, Flower said, but he declined to specify what that information was.

John Cates, the family’s attorney, said the autopsy was done at UW Hospital but declined to say who conducted it.

Supporters of Robinson and his family gathered Monday morning outside the home where he was shot then marched to the Dane County Courthouse, where Flowers spoke with reporters.

Flowers did not say what charges Robinson’s relatives want to see Ozanne file against Kenny.

Family members have also taken issue with the investigation into the shooting, Flower said, which is being led by state authorities to comply with a law requiring outside investigation of officer-involved deaths.

Because Madison police were allowed to chose the agency that investigated the shooting, and because the Division of Criminal Investigation is staffed with law enforcement officials, Flowers said family members do not believe it is a fair investigation.

Members of the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition, which organized Monday’s rally and others since Robinson was shot, have called for a United Nations investigation into the shooting.

Meanwhile, back  in Racine:
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From Racine Community Media:

Racine County Board Supervisor Ken Lumpkin demanding Dickert turn over alleged city racist emails!

Racine Mayor John Dickert has responded to allegations that the Racine taxpayer’s city email system was being used by staff to include the (N-WORD) over 473 times. 

Dickert told WTMJ-TV on Feburary 19th, 2015, in regards to the revelation of racial slurs found in hundreds of city emails: Dickert said, “We have a search going out from what I understand, on all the emails and everything else, and we’re putting out a statement now that will show that we found nothing of relevance at all.”

Racine County Board Supervisor Ken Lumpkin had this to say, “I think it’s in JD Headturnthe best interest of citizen confidence for Mayor John Dickert to inform the community of who is doing the search, when it is expected to be completed, and the results”

“I sense that members of the City Council, who represent all city residents of this city, join me in this concern and hereby request a response!” Until we seriously address these racial matters, race will continue to matter.

And, previously  from Fox 6:

Racist, offensive words found hundreds of times on computers owned by the City of Racine

Park 6 aRACINE (WITI) — Racist words, so offensive we cannot say them or show them on television have supposedly been found on city of Racine computers. It’s the latest to come out of a federal lawsuit that claims white City of Racine officials discriminated against minority business owners.

They are some of the worst words you can think of — words so inflammatory and offensive we cannot say or show them on television. The ones we can say include: monkey, ghetto, bribe, kickback and “those people.” Words like those, including the “n-word” were found hundreds of times on computers owned by the city of Racine since 2009.

“None of that surprises me. I told them that’s what they would find,” Vince Bobot said.

Bobot was one of the first lawyers to get involved in this case. His clients are African-American men who came to him for help. They claimed the city of Racine was going after their business licenses illegally.

“I know a lot of people don’t believe it happened — but it did,” Bobot said.

In a federal lawsuit filed last year, six minority business owners joined forces to sue the city of Racine and Racine’s Mayor John Dickert — claiming they were the victims of an elaborate plot to drive minority-owned businesses out of Racine.

“To this day I can’t figure out why this litigation hasn’t been resolved because what they did was wrong,” Bobot said.

To prove their case, lawyers have been looking for evidence of discrimination and corruption on city computers. That’s where they found the racist words like the “n-word,” which showed up 436 times.

“The mere fact that there are as many as there are, the numbers suggest there may be some fire to this smoke,” Michael F. Hart with Kohler & Hart S.C. said.

New court documents filed this week claim Mayor Dickert was overheard saying “it’s time for these (n-word) to go back to Waukegan.”


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A Look At The Unelected and Unaccountable Quasi-Governmental Agencies That Are Pushing The Highway V Sewer/Water Project


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What most residents of Racine County don’t realize is that there is now in place various Regional Planning Commissions, which are unelected, unaccountable, and the driving force behind the Highway V Sewer/Water Project. These Organizations are often Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organizations which derive their income from tax dollars, and whose Boards are made up of Public Officials, Corporate Officers, and Attorneys. There, in secret, they can do what might otherwise be illegal for  local public officials to do; and then guide those local public officials into ways which conceal their poison pill plans in palatable ways to the Residents; OR, force Residents to hire costly and outside Legal Firms to demand that their voices be heard and that proper procedures are followed.

This trend of unelected and unaccountable planning Organizations has been recognized by studies from Princeton and Northwestern Universities!

New Report from Princeton and Northwestern Proves It: The U.S. is an Oligarchy

Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.

Thus we have the Highway V Sewer/Water Project, which is being jammed down Residents throats, in a seriously flawed and questionable process. Make no mistake, the Plan is to force the Residents to pay for something they did not want, then force them off their land, receiving pennies on the dollar for their losses, and then letting the Big Boys play.

Even The Journal Times chimes in on the Project, chiding Highway V Residents to not stand in the way of progress, but that “they shouldn’t have to pay for it” – knowing fully well that easements must be granted, a 4 lane highway to Highway C will be constructed, and that the some properties will need to be condemned and taken through eminent domain.    But should this be of any surprise when The Journal Times Publisher, Mark Lewis, sits on the Executive Committee of RCEDC?

April 4, from The Journal Times:

Journal Times editorial: Cost to Highway V residents should be minimized

To say the water and sewer situation in Mount Pleasant is a mess is probably an understatement.

With an election coming up Tuesday there are allegations that run the gamut about how the deal was made and why it was done the way it was done.

Here is what we know: village residents along a stretch of Highway V between highways K and 20 are being asked to pay for a portion of a water and sewer project running by their properties.

Village officials have brought up some possible ways to help mitigate the cost.

For instance, officials have proposed paying the interest incurred for the water main project, rather than having residents pay for it.

The village is also considering changing an ordinance to eliminate a requirement that residents hook up to sewer lines.

This project was designed to boost future development. It was not designed for those people living along Highway V, and therefore they shouldn’t be the ones burdened with the exorbitant costs.

Somehow in all this discussion, the fact which is forgotten is that Caledonia is the DEVELOPER. It is the DEVELOPER who pays. And NO!, Highway V Residents don’t have to roll over and allow easements through their properties to make this project happen. But that’s not part of the plan, and The Village of Mount Pleasant – and ONLY The Village of Mount Pleasant can take these easements and make those special assessments. And make no bones about it, Village President Mark Gleason, and his band of Toadies are being directed to do this from the State level – Robin Vos and Scott Walker are in on this – It goes from the unaccountable Boards and Commissions at RCEDC, RAMAC, Milwaukee Seven, First Pathways, WEDC and The Racine County Republicans.

See the previous post:

A Peek At Mark Gleason’s 2013 Campaign Donors

It’s time to take a look at those Organizations and their Boards. It will be worth the time for the Reader to look around at those Organizations websites – as there is a wealth of information there. Remember that these are unelected, unaccountable, quasi-governmental regional planning commissions which are mostly taxpayer funded. It is a Public-Private Partnership which takes away local control and infringes upon your rights. Critical Thinking skills will be needed to digest the following information, along with a modicum of curiosity to actually check out, and read what the referenced websites have to say. Local control is being taken away.

RCEDC: “Our Mission is to ensure the economic vitality of Racine County by working with our partners to support innovation and creativity that leads to business investment.

The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) and our partners provide Racine County Wisconsin businesses with almost every service needed to complete an expansion, relocation, financing, or workforce development project. Our dedicated staff is committed to meeting the needs of Racine County businesses and companies interested in expanding or locating in the Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor.


The Board:

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Of course, Racine County’s very own corrupt Jim Ladwig resigned from his position as County Executive to become head of RAMAC, and thus profit from an unelected, unaccountable, and very powerful position in this Public-Private Partnership. Don’t forget that Jim Ladwig’s wife, Debra, was rewarded with a high paying executive position for Ayra’s, after Jim Helped secure financing for the Project.

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See the post:

An Inside Look At Ayra’s On Washington – Debra Ladwig’s Most Recent Employer

Racine RacketeersIs this not exactly what Jim Ladwig, as the head of RAMAC and  a Board member of RCEDC is trying to do to the Highway V Residents?  Of course it is! Will he get away with it is another question which will need to be heard in Court. That depends on how much Highway V Residents are willing to pay to protect themselves from the unlawful intrusions onto their properties and rights.

NEXT – a personal favorite of Wisconsin Governor  Scott Walker – the EB-5 program run out of Milwaukee – called First Pathways. Buy your greencard for (minimum) of $500,000 and buy influence with the Politicians. Screw the local Residents who live in the area, and must be moved out of the path of “PROGRESS”.

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Local Control?

Local Elections?


No more. These decisions are now made at the regional level in Public/Private Partnerships that have transcended local government. Mark Gleason and his band of Toadies are being directed to act against Highway V Residents, violate local Ordinances and State Statutes, and daring Residents to challenge them in a Court of Law. Make no mistake – this will be a precedent setting case.

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A Peek At Mark Gleason’s 2013 Campaign Donors


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From documents obtained through a FOIA – the 2013 Campaign Finance Reports for Village of Mount Pleasant President Mark Gleason, who has been instrumental in hiring Kurt Whalen as Village Administrator and boosting his pay by $25,000 (from $80,000 to $105,000), ramming the Highway V Sewer and Water Project through while giving away millions to Caledonia and negotiating bad deals for Mount Pleasant Residents, hiring his unqualified special friend and neighbor, Stephanie Kohlhagen as Village Clerk/Treasurer, and ended the long standing tradition of Village Residents participating at Village Board Meetings; while Mark Gleason uses his Chair to harangue and condemn Residents who disagree with his perverse practices and policies.

See the Post:

Mount Pleasant Village President “KING” Mark Gleason Publicly Denounces Concerned Residents and Violates His Own Ordinance

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From the FOIA – Mark Gleason’s Financial Campaign Supporters in the 2013 election:

Click on Image for Large:MGF 1 001MGF 2 001MGF 3 001MGF 4 001MGF 6 001MGF 7 001MGF 8 001 MGF 9 001Interestingly enough, Mark Gleason’s accountant of choice, Frank E. Sterbin also doesn’t like to pay his property taxes! Birds of the same  feather – like to flock together! So why are the Racine County Republicans supporters of this corruption?

Also see the post:

Republican Mount Pleasant Village President and Tax Deadbeat Mark Gleason Is Now Now 54 Days in Arrears!

Accountant Frank E. Sterbin is delinquent on the two properties he owns on Washington Ave., where the proposed CVS was to be located.

November 21, 2014m from The JT:

New CVS planned on Washington Ave.


RACINE — A developer will build a CVS Pharmacy at a major corner here, pending approvals, a project that would displace three businesses including Racine Cyclery & Fitness and American Coin.

On Wednesday, Nov. 26, the Racine Plan Commission will consider a request by developer TM Crowley of Indianapolis for a conditional-use permit to build a 13,225-square-foot CVS store at the southeast corner of Washington Avenue and Ohio Street. The project area runs from Ohio Street to the next street east, Virginia Street. It includes three homes on Virginia Street and one on Ohio Street.

From Racine County Property Tax Parcel Search:

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“There’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got. Because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the REAL owners, now. The REAL owners, the BIG WEALTHY business interests that control things and make all the important decisions — forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. YOU DON’T. You have no choice. You have OWNERS. They OWN YOU. They own EVERYTHING. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations; they’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the State houses, the City Halls; they’ve got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all the news and information you get to hear. They gotcha by the BALLS. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying — lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want — they want MORE for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They DON’T want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that, that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting FUCKED by system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want OBEDIENT WORKERS. OBEDIENT WORKERS. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passably accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And now they’re comin’ for your SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY. They want your fuckin’ retirement money. They want it BACK. So they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it ALL from you sooner or later — ‘cuz they OWN this fuckin’ place. It’s a big CLUB. And YOU AIN’T IN IT. You and I are NOT IN the big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long, beating you over the in their media telling you what to believe — what to think — and what to buy. The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged. And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-workin people — white collar, blue collar — doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-workin people CONTINUE — these are people of modest means — continue to elect these RICH COCKSUCKERS who don’t GIVE a fuck about them. They don’t give a fuck about you, they don’t GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU. T HEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU — AT ALL. AT ALL. AT ALL. You know? And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care … that’s what the owners count on, the fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day. Because the owners of this country know the truth — it’s called the American Dream … ‘cuz you have to be asleep to believe it.”

A Review of Some of Racine’s Most Recent Property Tax Deadbeats Including Monte Osterman


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From Racine Community Media:

Monte Don't Pay Taxes

RACINE- Despite Monte Osterman being an elected official, and his wife being a city official, despite them together owning 4 different businesses and serving as chairmen and board members of two additional businesses

Despite Monte Osterman being the owner of Osterman Tile & Granite, who has received sizable contracts with The City Of Racine, one of which was the largely debated City Hall marble and granite bathroom remodels.

County-Board Supervisor and City Council hopeful Monte Osterman and his wife Mary Jerger-Osterman:


Monte Osterman is a current Racine County Board Supervisor and is also running for City Of Racine Common Council Alderman in the upcoming City Of Racine elections April 7th, 2015

Educate yourselves before you vote!


The county’s records show that Osterman and his wife Mary Jerger Osterman under whose name the property is listed—owe the county just over $4,986 on their North Wisconsin Street home, which includes about $814 in interest and penalties.

Explaining why the debt had not yet been paid in full, Osterman said the situation was “a matter of personal investment strategy.”

“That is what it amounts to. Beyond that it is kind of our personal business,” the local businessman said. “There are a lot people who have a situation where they have to wait, or are better off not taking money out of their investment, though there may be a penalty. I don’t find that terribly unusual.

”Interviewed by the Journal Times in March of last year about the tax debt—when he was running unopposed for his 3rd District seat on the County Board Osterman told a reporter the taxes would be paid soon by his wife if they hadn’t been already.Asked last week about what happened with that payment, Osterman said, “I think things changed.”

“That is what is happening all over the city,” he said. “I think that is important to note that we are people that understand the difficulties that the entire city is facing”


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The SOUP – 309 Main Street, owned by Susan Bukacek:

The Soup PictureFrom The Journal Times,  December 3, 2009:

Entrepreneur to open soup restaurant on Sixth Street

RACINE – Susan Bukacek’s brothers are known for building things. Soon, she will be known for making soups, when The Soup opens Downtown at 515 Sixth St.

Bukacek, 44, of Racine said she is buying the building and expects to close on it no later than Dec. 20. She hopes to open The Soup by mid-January.

As its name implies, The Soup will offer several fresh, homemade soups each day, with homemade bread, Bukacek said.

She was with Metavante Corp. in Brown Deer – and commuting 90 minutes one way – until October. Bukacek was displaced when FIS bought Metavante.

After that, “I was just about to pull the trigger on a job in downtown Milwaukee,” she said. But her three children asked mom not to do any more long commuting, and she listened.

“I thought, what do I do well? And what I’ve always done well is make soup.”

Also, entrepreneurial blood runs in Bukacek’s veins. Her brothers, builders Nick and Andrew Bukacek, each have their own construction companies, and her sister Cheryl has a marketing firm.

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Mark Pocaro – who owns a Mansion, in Italian Villa style with a pool, in Kenosha County, and plans on opening an Indian Motorcycle  dealership in Downtown Racine, yet is delinquent on his property taxes for  1442 Douglas Avenue and 1711 N. Main Street.

9711 7th stPorcaro to open Indian Motorcycle dealership in Racine

The downtown Racine building that once housed the Historic Century Market started as an auto dealership. And this spring, it will again become something akin to that: an Indian Motorcycle dealership.

About a year ago, Mark Porcaro, president of Porcaro Ford and Porcaro Mitsubishi, bought the 17,000-square-foot building at 522 Sixth St. Porcaro, a classic car collector, wanted storage for his own four-wheeled darlings and also began rehabbing the building to use as rented winter storage for others’ vintage cars.

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The Flatiron Mall, 1661 Douglas Avenue, which is also listed as a BINGO Hall, owes over $60,000 in back taxes, and is being carried by Racine County Property taxpayers.

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And finally, the Stacy’s, who own the Union Contractor, Absolute Construction and are a perennial fixture at Gateway, thanks to Roger Zacharias, who is the Head of the Kenosha/Racine Carpenters Union and is a member of Gateway’s Robber-Baron Board!

Gateway Board MembersSome of Gateway’s past borrowing history which was done WITHOUT voter approval, and funded the projects which Absolute Construction contracted for:

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Mount Pleasant Village Administrator Kurt Whalen Speaks About the Highway V Sewer/Water Project


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The Belle City Reporter interviews Mount Pleasant Village Administrator Kurt Whalen about the Highway V Sewer/Water Project. A very interesting and revealing interview – Mr. Whalen clearly explains the Village’s position, presents a tremendous amount of information, and does a magnificent job.

Village Administrator Kurt WhalenMasterfully argued by Mount Pleasant Village Administrator Kurt Whalen!

From the Belle City Reporter:

Kurt Wahlen Village Administrator of Mount Pleasant has asked for the chance to come on this show to talk of the Village’s side of the issue.

He has also asked this reporter to ask him qustions on this subject. I hope we have the time to do so or be able to bring him back on. 


Listen to the interview by clicking HERE!


As always – there are two sides to every issue:

From Racine County Eye:

OPINION: Secret Sewer Deal Gets Worse For Mt. Pleasant

Garski-31A letter from Caledonia Village Administrator, Mark Janiuk to Mt. Pleasant Village Administrator, Kurt Whalen dated July 17, 2014 reveal further changes to the Caledonia sewer project which greatly advantage Caledonia development at the expense of Mt. Pleasant residents living on Highway V.

We know this because of a open records request filed by residents currently living on Highway V in the Village of Mt. Pleasant.

The letter, buried deep within nearly 250 documents, indicates a bargain struck between Mt. Pleasant and Caledonia which:

  • Caps the cost for Caledonia for the gravity sewer line at $2.1 million.
  • Assigns “special assessments” to Mt. Pleasant residents along the gravity sewer line.
  • Promises Mt. Pleasant will share the collection of assessments with Caledonia at the percent of which Caledonia is funding the project — which is 70%.

Seventy percent of the assessments collected from Mt. Pleasant residents will be given to the Village of Caledonia.

If the cost of the project is greater than anticipated, those costs will be absorbed by property owners on Hwy V — NOT Caledonia, because their costs have been capped through an agreement with current Mt. Pleasant Village President, Mark Gleason and the Village Board of Trustees.

Mt. Pleasant residents on Highway V are currently objecting to planned assessments for sewer and water service they did not ask for and was not part of the original contract. Many face assessments of tens of thousands of dollars — some may lose their homes.

Details of this shocking agreement appear nowhere in village or commission minutes. The people of Mt. Pleasant deserve answers on why the cost risk for Caledonia development has been completely mitigated and transferred to residents of Mt. Pleasant instead.

Why are residents being forced to refund Caledonia for Caledonia development?    

Mark Gleason and the Mt. Pleasant Village Board of Trustees have already agreed in secret to forgive over $1 million dollars in interest payments from the Village of Caledonia on capitol Mt. Pleasant residents are paying.

This new information is perhaps even more disturbing. It indicates a complete absence for the care and management of Mt. Pleasant by Mark Gleason for which residents should be outraged.

Jerry Garski is a candidate for Mt. Pleasant Village President in the April 7th election.


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