Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Half-Serious Proposal re Vote Fraud

We all know that Milwaukee's Mayor has done his damndest to facilitate vote-fraud.

And that fraud may well have cost Bush the State in the last 2 Presidential elections.

So that means that several thousand suburban voters went to a lot of trouble for naught.

This gives rise to the question: why do suburbanites patronize Milwaukee restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues?


Headless Blogger said...

I had the exact same thought myself tonight.

While we are at it, can we do our part to bankrupt the mainstream news media?

Jib said...

Because a dying city does the suburbs no good, either. Watch how the decay crawls out of Detroit and Cleveland and into the burbs to see what happens when a city starts to die. Like it or not, cities and their suburbs are dependent upon each others' success.

It is a fun idea to ponder, but in action, not terribly productive.

John Foust said...

I'll ignore your silly vote fraud paranoia.

Big cities allow a diverse population of businesses to thrive. In small towns in rural areas like the ones Jib and I live in, "diverse" means Mexican or maybe Chinese. If I opened a Tibetan restaurant out here, it would never survive. Suburban areas suffer from sprawling sameness. There's no there there.

Dad29 said...


Detroit was decaying when I visited friends over there in the early 1970's.

It's STILL decaying.

And none of the suburbs are decaying at all.

As to you, Foust, if you want 57 varieties, go to Chicago. I don't.

Jib said...

You obviously have a higher opinion of the Detroit 'burbs than I do.

John Foust said...

57 varieties? You have a straight-laced imagination. I need more than that. And if the restaurant is good enough, yes, I'll go to Chicago for it. Ah, the memories... at one place, the entire salad course was served within a single spoon... the lettuce reduced to a homogenized drop frozen in liquid nitrogen, like a Dippy-n-Dot, the single crouton and a drop of dressing... Yup, you can't get that kind of goodness around here!

I also have a rule of high-tech economic development related to the density and distance to decent sushi and/or Indian food. You can't attract one without the other. As Madison's high-tech businesses have grown, the number of great Indian places has increased.