Posts Tagged ‘CAR 25’

Let the Gold Rush Begin, are you in line yet?

If I understand right our City Fathers will vote on TIF 18 this week it is expected to pass once this is in place will allow, as I understand events, Machinery Row to move further along. At that time we will see some activity take place perhaps even some constriction happen (Or perhaps like Team Porter’s not so much but what did happen to the money spent on parts of team Porter’s…)

As I understand events no force on Earth can stop TIF 18 too many have too much riding on this Gold Rush such as:

If the Condos get going who will get the Marble contracts?

Who will be the Realtors?

Will any of the Above sit on the Root River Council?

Will they be pals of Mayor John Dickert? Will they have given money to his campaigne?

Will M.J.’s be forced to sell out? If so being a Gas Station who will write Grants looking to fund that part of the massive clean up of Machinery Row?

Think of the Millions flowing into to this project IMHO far more then the 60 some odd Million   talked about in the Racine Newspaper

As you know I am worried that like much of what happens in Racine the Good Old boys will be in line to get some for again IMHO I think that this whole project is to enrich them vs do anything good for the vast majority of the City God forbid that Blacks or Hispanics get jobs from this or inner city kids come away with the idea that in the City of Racine opportunity is open to all.

God not that, next someone might want to open a Bar Downtown that might think that a Hip Hop club might do well in that area! That sure would spoil the Image of Racine being for the rich and White! Can’t have that! Keep away all the Boaters from IL that are pounding on the doors of our Mayor demanding Condos overlooking a dredged Root River flowing faster with 6-8 Million Gals of “Treated Sewage” a day from  Waukesha Oh the joys of Development. 

Might somehow our Mayor be a paid Consultant or perhaps the Lobbing company he worlks for is and he is getting a commission for that connection?   After all this is Racine!

Do not worry! I too plan to take my place in line for the Gold Rush! I will do so by a film about the links to Lovecraft   and not only selling the film and VOD views but!!  Cool swag!! Charms!  Neat cool T Shirts!

Why not get together with your pals and see what YOU can come up with!

Image Does Matter

Image does matter in this day and age.   Try as one might image is something a person nor City can hide from.

In a time that information is so easy to come by you can try to hide away in Shadow but as I see it not for ever.

IMHO Mayor John Dickert is doing what he can to hide issues that Racine has be it high crime, or Schools if we do not talk about the issues or allow others to do so then they do not exist or in the case of Crime a perception its not really happening.  Helps if the local paper is in your pocket and does little to cove stories the Good Old Boys rather not see in print. A story I was told when I first moved here long ago was that the Newspaper would Fax each days proposed paper to  the major Good Old Boy for his OK before it was printed… That story is still told by many of the older folks in Racine.

Why well easy bad news today keeps Investors away  in the past Bad news might upset stockholders/customers of the large Good old boy. Not too cool in a company own town is it?

Now as I see it, we have the whole strange CAR 25 saga with if I understood what  the City Administrator told me yesterday that a “New Management team” may be coming in. WHAT? Is this to better control what is going on the Air at CAR 25?  Are shows like Root River TV and shows that George Meyer is doing so upsetting the Good Old Boys that its worth ending CAR 25 over might in be nothing more then Cronyism? Might it be both?

Now the Good old boys may have the Newspaper, they may get control of Car 25 but what the do not control is Facebook-Twitter, and other media sites.

So instead of controlling the image what may happen is we get the image of being a corrupt failing city on the Great Lake.  Gee how nice might that be?

King of all Media My Thoughts

This might seam off topic for the Root River?Lake Michigan post but well I think you will get the point and why its in my blog today. 🙂

Readers of this blog will understand that one of my bitches about the Root River Project is the lack of information about what is going on and what plans if any exist on how to make sure that everyone who may be interested in the opportunities that are coming with the Root River project can be part of them and simply information/transparency is maintained. When you think of the Millions of $$ that selling Lake Michigan water might bring in, the need is clear I think.

In a time not long ago the gatekeepers in this case the Good Old Boys would have control of the media (Newspaper/Radio)giving anyone little chance of being able to send a message.

Using my efforts as an example, I will explain why this is no longer the case.

We know of this blog and the number of hits it has received but wait! The idea is How many could read it and the act on the information.

I Tweet new Blog Postings to about 4500 Facebook sharing to over 1700
A few retweets and other shares on Facebook looking at over 10,000 who could read not what the Good Old Boys want you to know but what I think is needed to be known.
Control the Media Control the Message
Control the Message Control the Outcome

Root River Revitalization TV

Interesting thing here is story is more easily told visually (TV Film) so thats why I have a TV show on the subject more can see my TV show then read the Local “Paper” of course I put it on You Tube and other Web Sites that will allow free uploads (yes I am Cheep) from the emails nd talking from folks on the street I say a few hundred see my TV show in Racine. You may understand why I and others think the Mayor of Racine is looking for ways to shut down CAR 25 to folks making content he does not like. If in fact IMHO the Mayor of Racine is trying to shut down messages he does not like there is little he can do.
Wait, let me explain! I can and will be doing more syndication of my TV show in fact I am talking to a Web page in Candida that has over 20,000 viewers. You think that telling 20K + folks in the great white North that Racine WI ma be thinking that dumping raw sewage in Lake Michigan as part of our selling Water to cities outside the watershed might get some right upset. I have the best visual effect for this idea too.
Heck with just a little more effort I could get my TV show in front of 100K a week that make an impact.

Control the message Control the outcome

Why the Domain names?

Easy if someone was looking for info on Root River Revitalization and used possible domain names as the search term or part of one I want my Blog to come up first or near first.
The most puzzling thing is why did the Root River Folks not get the Domain names they would need? They are paying some nice $$ to Madison Consults to help them Market the program maybe they need to hire someone with a clue.