60% of WI disapproves of Walker’s job performance in WPR/St. Norbert poll

This comes from a poll with a small sample: 603. Notables: 57 percent of those polled say that Wisconsin is headed in the wrong direction. Russ Feingold leads against Ron Johnson.  51 percent to 40 percent. 60 percent of Wisconsinites disapprove of the way Scott Walker is doing his job. In fact, 40% of Wisconsinites more »

Orlando’s First Mountain Bike Park’s Opens After Million Dollar Clean Up

Orlando’s First Mountain Bike Park is a 19-acre parcel of land in the Cowtown neighborhood behind Fashion Square Mall called Lake Druid Park (899 Coy Drive, Orlando, FL 32803) with a planned ribbon cutting opening ceremony on October 31, 2015 at 10am.

But this property wasn’t always an outdoor-lover’s heaven.

One known as Area C, the land used to be “polluted with tetrachloroethene from an old dry-cleaning facility,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. This land was part of a larger give from the Navy to the city, but “city officials resisted taking” it.

The grounds got a cleaning and in 2009, the U.S. Navy conveyed this 19-acre site to the City through the Federal Lands to Parks program at no cost to Orlando residents.
However, in 2012, when some leftover warehouses were demolished, they found more chemicals which required another cleanup by the Navy, this time costing an estimated one million dollars according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The park will include a large open field, new trees, a paved walking path, Mountain Bike Trails, pump track and a community garden.

How AP and the WI press does damage control for Governor Drunken Sailor

Yet again I get the impression that Associated Press does whatever it can to protect and/or repair Scott Walker’s image.   Compare the headlines and stories on Walker’s recent FEC filing: From Washington Post (author – Jenna Johnson): How Scott Walker spent $90,000 a day to lose an election   From U.S. News and World Report more »

Everybody didn’t have access to the Democratic Party debate

The editor of Buzzflash at Truthout recently wrote that, “By offering the debates on television only to paid subscribers of television packages that included CNN and Fox News, the most important political interaction between candidates for president of the United States was, essentially, privatized.” If you’re living with a net-enabled digital device seemingly glued to your more »

Magnolia Music Festival day 3

IMG_2939 (800x566)Enjoying day 3 of the Magnolia Festival here at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. It’s been a wonderful experience and there’s still time for you to make it! The festival runs thru Sunday night October 18 with shows from 12 noon thru the wee hours of the morning.

As expected we feel like we’re at the 2015 version of Woodstock surrounded by  ‘flower children’ young and old. The lineup of performing artists are so varied that there’s bound to be something for everyone! Just yesterday we went from stage to stage and heard styles from Bluegrass to Rock and Roll. There are also dozens of boots with unique arts and crafts for sale as well as food and beverage  vendors. So come on down and join the fun! For more information check the links below:

Follow me on Twitter @Orlandodish for links to photos and videos from the event

The 19th Annual Magnolia Fest on October 15-18, 2015

at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL

3076 95th Dr, Live Oak, FL 32060

www.musicliveshere.com | www.magnoliafest.com

More information and tickets → www.magnoliafest.com/tickets/

Al Jazeera America feature on Madison, Wisconsin homelessness

A friend of mine had shared this story on facebook and I idly clicked it not knowing what I was in for. I saw the string of cars and vans along a curved street and thought, “Hey. That looks sorta like that area by Milwaukee Street.” Oh. That *IS* that area by Milwaukee Street. The more »

Al Jazeera America feature on Madison, Wisconsin homelessness

A friend of mine had shared this story on facebook and I idly clicked it not knowing what I was in for. I saw the string of cars and vans along a curved street and thought, “Hey. That looks sorta like that area by Milwaukee Street.” Oh. That *IS* that area by Milwaukee Street. The more »