West Bend studies New Richmond referendum success


Tuesday’s election, with some of the most gargantuan referenda in state history on the ballot, caught the eye of the West Bend School District.
The district is developing what will be on its November referendum, which could be in the $100 million range.

Of Tuesday’s three biggies - New Richmond’s $92.85 million, Franklin’s $76.99 million and Elmbrook’s $108.8 million - two failed.

Only little New Richmond, a district with fewer than 2,700 students - passed its monster with 2,370 yes votes to 1,818 no (57 to 43 percent).

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Cato said...

At least I got the fuck outta Dodge.

NUTS. That's abosfuckinglutlely NUTS. Good luck to all the poor bastards that have to pay for that.

Cato said...

Oh, approval again.

Kowboy K Kurtass said...


Now there's a beautiful word: "abosfuckinglutlely." With the passing of Mr. Peanut, I sure he appreciates the "NUTS" tag, as he watches us from his eternal roasting polace.

I'm surprised at your comments. This is democracy in action. The locals have spoken and the majority rules. This is not some decision flushed on to the unwashed masses from within the DC Beltway. What type of government are you advocating?

Cato said...

I despise democracy with all my being. I am no different from the founding fathers in this.

I also despise government schools.

I also despise taxation for anything other than necessary, legal governmental functions (police, courts, diplomats, military, etc).

Of course I would have not liked this. But that's fine, my taxes are unaffected by all of this, although I'm quite certain I would have been hit hard.

You must be careful with raising taxes. If you push out people like me, well, people who have money are a lot more mobile than I am and the flight of the rich will destroy the rest of you. As less and less are paying more and more, well, you poor bastards are going to have a hell of a time paying for anything.

Kowboy K Kurtass said...


You say "despise democracy with all my being." That's so unAmerican! What other form of government would you have? Aristocracy? Totalitariansim? Communism? Socialism? What would your "ism" or "ocracy" of choice?

Sounds like you used to live in the New Richmond school district. Taxes have been pretty stable till now.

Cato said...

No 'ism' and no 'ocracy'. I advocate a Republic, which is what the Constitution initially created (it no longer exists), where there is no dominant factor (there is a democratic factor, yes, but it is offset by 'aristocratic', meritocratic, 'monarchic' factors and the like.) It is rule by law not by men (democracy).

Yes, this is local and they can have whatever government form they wish at a local level. I have no beef with that. But it is terrible policy.

Everywhere is
freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies
tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich
Feed the poor
Until there are no rich no more
something something
stop the war

Kowboy K Kurtass said...

10 Years After, and the song remains the same. Do you think it would be a better world if:
A. Everybody was rich
b. Everybody was poor

Cato said...


Kowboy K Kurtass said...


Do you think it's possible to have rich people without exploitation of the unwashed, ignorant masses?

Ghost of Mr. P said...

Generals gathered in their masses
just like witches at black masses
evil minds that plot destruction
sorcerers of death's construction
in the fields the bodies burning as the war machine keeps turning
death and hatred to mankind
poisoning their brainwashed minds... Oh lord yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
they only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait 'till their judgement day comes, yeah!

Now in darkness, world stops turning
ashes where the bodies burning
No more war pigs of the power
Hand of god has sturck the hour
Day of judgement, god is calling on their knees, the war pigs crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings
Oh lord yeah!

Cato said...


I would like to say, however, is that some people will call 50k a year with 5 weeks vacation "exploiting" of the worker because the product that he makes for his boss, the creator of the product, the man who's mind is the reason the worker has a job in the first place, make 200k a year. So no matter what, people will call the worker "exploited" even though he is not being "exploited". Slavery is exploitation. Slavery is wrong. Employment is not exploitation. If you willingly accept working conditions you can always leave. Your labor is yours to sell freely. The job is the boss's to freely buy labor to fill. It's not yours. Without THE MAN your job wouldn't exist. You can negotiate your terms and renegotiate at any time. But that does not mean you can make demands that he does not wish to meet. It's not your job.