James Wigderson and his critics
This appeared in yesterday’s Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman:
I think the last line(s) of Wigderson’s article (Thursday, Feb. 23) should read:
“We can be a better city, one that deserves the honor of the GuitarTown designation if only the citizens and Freeman writers would work toward a positive, supportive attitude of our mayor and the people of this community that work so hard (many spending volunteer time) to create a fun, growing, prosperous, supportive, welcoming community.”
If only …
Are any of us perfect? No, but being negative about so much and forgetting, or ignoring the positive, ruins it for everyone. I’m becoming more and more disgusted with The Freeman allowing such negativity to be published in its paper. I hope The Freeman takes a long look at its reporting and makes a turnaround to promoting all the good we have going on in this great city of Waukesha. I would hope The Freeman, and our citizens, can consider working toward positively supporting each other and kindly offering help and assistance to solve issues. If only …
– Marcia Schneider
For the record, the last lines actually read:
This city and the GuitarTown Project need the transparency that the mayor preaches but does not practice. The downtown could use a unifying voice, not someone like the mayor who stirs animosities for his own purposes.
We can be a better city, one that deserves the honor of the GuitarTown designation. If only we had a better mayor.
In response to Marcia, I work towards the mayor having a “positive, supportive attitude” almost every single day.
It was my hope when he got elected that, contrary to his behavior during the campaign, he would actually adopt a “positive, supportive attitude.” But I can only push that boulder up the hill so far.
So, Marcia, if you’re reading this, call the mayor. Tell him that you want him to show a “positive, supportive attitude” towards “the people of this community that work so hard (many spending volunteer time) to create a fun, growing, prosperous, supportive, welcoming community.” Tell him to show up to civic events when he’s expected. Tell him to call off his supporters who anonymously leak material that could only have come from city hall to attack the mayor’s enemies. You might even suggest he should take a driving class.
As for me, dear Marcia, I’ll continue to do my best to maintain a positive attitude. I remind myself every week how much copy the mayor provides me. It gives me a warm feeling.
By the way, I’ve written about Scrima again for tomorrow’s newspaper. Still just 50 cents. A bargain so good you should buy two.