Michael Horne
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Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

By - Feb 13th, 2015 03:30 pm
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The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand. Back to the full article.

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5 thoughts on “Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration”

  1. mbradleyc says:

    You can say that all you want, but saying that it is “a historic day” would be the correct way.

    “a” before consonants, “an” before vowels. You can google it.

  2. Tom D says:

    I looked it up in The New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition (which comes bundled with Mac computers).

    It says:

    “The traditional rule about whether to use a or an before a word beginning with h is that if the h is sounded, a is the correct form ( : a hospital;: a hotel). But if the accent is on the second syllable ( : historic;: habitual), there is greater likelihood that, at least in speaking, ‘an habitual’ will sound more natural. One form is not more correct than the other, although some constructions may strike readers as pretentious or old-fashioned ( : an heroic act;: an humanitarian).”

    So, according to this source, either one is correct. (To me, “an historic day” sounds better than “a historic day”.)

    And it’s the SOUND that controls which indefinite article you use, not the letter. For example, you would NOT say:
    “A MPD cop wears an uniform and belongs to an union”.

    You would instead say (or write):
    “An MPD cop wears a uniform and belongs to a union.”

  3. MARY GLASS says:

    “It is not often you as a mayor get to say this is truly an historic day.”
    –Milwaukee Tom Barrett, prior to signing the Streetcar legislation on February 10th, 2015 at Cudahy’s Irish Pub in the Pabst Theater
    The most debated public works project in the history of the City of Milwaukee was passed into law on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 when Mayor Tom Barrett signed legislation authorizing the city to proceed with its 25-year old plan to develop a streetcar line. The mayor affixed his signature with a stationery store’s worth of pens which he handed out with abandon to commemorate the event.
    It was in 1990 that the city received its federal appropriation to construct a fixed rail transit system in Milwaukee. For over two decades the project has sustained AM talk radio station opposition, received support from forward-looking citizens and underwent over 40 Common Council committee hearings.
    The streetcar survived legislative meddling, a raid on a portion of its appropriation, a last-minute shadowy petition drive to force a referendum and a host of other indignities.
    Yet, nothing derailed the project, so it was in a celebratory mood that the doors of the Pabst Theater were opened to the public as the mayor signed the legislation just hours after it had (finally) garnered Common Council approval.


    February 14, 2015

    The problems with this article of “Celebration” are:

    • It identifies 3 misguided African Americans – Spencer Coggs – Treasurer, Ashanti Hamilton – District 1, and Alderman Willie Wade, 7th District at the signing. In the gallery of phots, Wade is called Spencer Coggs. The population of African American is over 40% in Milwaukee. Where are they in your article? They brought the federal transportation funding.

    • It identifies and praise front and center INSTITUTIONAL RACISM in the city of Milwaukee.

    • It shows the ongoing, in-your-face, by-design SEGREGATION and DISCRIMINATION.

    • It shows Caucasians laughing it up at the expense of CORE CONSTITUENTS of Milwaukee as evident by “who are not celebrating” – African American, other People of Color and the Work Challenged – the ones that brought the money to the city of Milwaukee; and, the folk that will jumpstart the 20 plus year TID(s) for the Rick Barrett Couture $2,300 average rent project (seen at the celebration). The folk in need of transportation to in-and-out of the city employment and jump-start revenue zones.

    • It speaks to how Mayor Barrett and like-minds were able to twist-arms and call-in markers.

    • It speaks to Tom Barrett, mayor, scoring a victory in DIVISIVENESS and winning BAIT-N-SWITCH – IT WILL NOT PLAY WELL now or in 2016.

    • It is absent of The Help – African American “A” list in the gallery of photos

    • It speaks to Barrett’s monopoly-oligopoly cronies’ take-over – GMC Julie Taylor, Gary Grunau, Michael Cudahy, Beth Weick, Kevin Hardman and others.

    • It speaks to vetting the positions of support of Bill Sell and Bruce Speight to the CORE CONSTITUENTS of the city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Transit.

    • It says some individuals (Tim Sheehy, Chris Abele and others) that were not present are looking at the Bucks Center , north of Bradley Center and not wanting to alienate – just saying.

    • It gives Michael Cudahy an opportunity to host the event at the Pabst Theater, Cudahy’s Irish Pub – The $1.00 gift (Pabst Theater) to him by the city of Milwaukee.

    • It speaks to Alderman Bob Bauman, CC President Michael Murphy, Alderman Jose Perez, and Alderman Nik Kovac sell-out of the CORE CONSTITUENTS.

    • It says the People must be in touch with the federal government in transportation and the U.S. Justice Department – review of laws, regs and by all means look to 2016 Change of Guard.

    • It says that the People should run and walk fast to sign the Referendum for Direct Legislation.

    It asks if you, Mr. Horne, represents an extension for the public relations for Tom Barrett’s office?

    As one of the individuals/organizations that mounted the Class-Action suit over 20 years ago for the transportation funding, I do not consider this a DONE-DEAL and the celebration is premature. It is really in bad taste with the real history being what it is for the need of Transportation for the CORE CONSTITUENTS in the city of Milwaukee using public transportation.

  4. David says:

    Ok Mary…… we all know what you don’t like, but why don’t you tell us what public transportation in Milwaukee and the region should look like. But don’t stop there, how should our regional system be funded?

  5. David says:

    Oh Mary!! Where are you? I have someone you should meet… his name is Bob and he’s the editor of Wisconsin Conservative Digest. You guys have a lot in common.

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