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Let me be clear. I have had many fine meals at restaurants operated by the Bartolotta management group. Establishments like Lake Park Bistro, Mr. B's, Harbor House and Bacchus regularly show up on lists of the area's best restaurants.
When you live in a State that contains the cities of Milwaukee and Madison, the bar for the title of "most screwed up community" is set pretty high (or low). Still, Racine is making a strong case for being Wisconsin's most messed up locality.
Yesterday, a couple dozen people calling themselves the "Occupy the Hood Movement" ripped Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn. Their complaint was the Flynn failed to answer their questions about the way Milwaukee Police treated the mother of a homicide victim in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
On television the other day, I came out in support of "parent trigger laws". These are laws which allow parents of children enrolled in persistently failing public schools to "trigger" a change in the school. The changes include permitting the parents to fire the teachers and the principal.