Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Where is Racine?

Man died in harness,
Friend already dead inside.
No separation.

Racine all wonders
How a man could sit watching,
Never try to help.

Where is Racine when
Children are crying on streets
Needing warmth and love?

Where are residents
Who bitch, moan, and complain
On every blog?

On Journal Times’ site
They spew their criticism
Offering no hope.

Yes it is a crime,
Yes it is a tragedy,
What this man has done.

But 'til you shut up,
Pay attention, listen - you
Are no different.

How can I say this?
If you harm more than you help,
You silently kill.

Stop blaming others
For this city's misery,
Death and destruction.

Turn it around-now!
Try something new, different.
Love everyone.

No more cruel judgments.
Only hope, kindness allowed.
For everyone.

If you can do it,
Maybe others will try too.
Be a role model.

What a difference
We can make in our city
If we have hope, love.

Not just for victims,
For everyone involved,
For every crime.

Maybe you will laugh,
Perhaps I am crazy too.
But we have to try.
(Or we will all die).


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The answer's always B

Multiple choice test:
School Board's final answer won't
be graded for years


Monday, April 28, 2008

Oil companies cry foul

New electric cars
Purr past Racine gas stations.
Exxon will be shocked!


This Saturday!

Racine Pancake Day
Sticky, filling, tasty treats ...
Volunteers needed!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Jet skis on North Beach

Jet skis on North Beach
Play wastes energy noise stinks.
Catamarans, please
--Lori Artiomow

Since fuel prices climbed
I can't afford to travel
North Beach here I come


Friday, April 25, 2008

North Bay dilemma

Ash borer moves in
And there goes the neighborhood.
So much for imports.

Hidden from our view
irridescent green insects
kicking our ashes


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fill 'er up with Lake Michigan breezes?

Wind farms on the lake
Make cheap electricity?
Pipe dream in spring air!


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Scribbled on the blackboard

While the Board debates
the public waits patiently.
Is one worth hiring?

-- By 1dog2cats3kids

Real winner

Keystone victory
Hillary won? Obama?
McCain in landslide

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Alternate approach

Gunshots heard often.
Let's arm our retired cops.
Or... disarm hoodlums?


Monday, April 21, 2008

Earth Day 2008

We live on this Earth
Every day. How nice of us
To care once a year.


My summer vacation

Beating Paul Ryan
Is Democrats' Job One.
A long, hot summer


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Development trial

Lost money, lost land
Wood lands pined for settlement
Jury's time wasted

Full story

Friday, April 18, 2008

It's April, and FEMA's on the job

FEMA feels our pain.
(Better late than never.)
Thanks for the snow aid!


Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Price Is Right in Hindsight

Gas $3.51!
By the end of summer,
Will we think that's cheap?


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Speaking in tongues

then School Board finalistspeak:
We need codebreakers!

McCain story.

School Board story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The day after

April 16 brings
smiles: a small refund! May I
have that in nickels?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Unified superintendent search (cont.)

Meet the finalists.
Two possible, one trainwreck;
What were they thinking?


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Unified's superintendent search

Sunday morning list
Questions already forming
Consultant's bungle?

Super intention-
But ghosts already rising
April winds resume