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Sunday Sound-off: Is Bastille Days more sophisticated than the other fests?


A recent conversation in the OMC offices sparked this week's Sunday Sound-off question. With its French roots, wine (not wine cooler) selection, shopping and Cathedral Square Park location, is Bastille Days more sophisticated than the other festivals -- specifically those held on the Summerfest grounds? Or, is Bastille Days just another outdoor drunk fest with crepes?

E-mail us at soundoff@staff.onmilwaukee.com and if picked, we'll post your response next Sunday. Only submissions that include your full name and where you live will be considered.

Last week's question: If IKEA came to Milwaukee, where should it go?

It would be in Oconomowoc or Johnson Creek. They need the land and the population draw from Milwaukee and Madison.
Shauna Stephens
Brookfield

I would like an IKEA just about anywhere north of the border. It's fantastic to go there in Schaumburg and buy all that neat stuff, and eat, too, on the cheap. It's not cost effective to drive to Ill. with all the tolls, and do any serious IKEA-ing.
Richard Glaser
Milwaukee

I haven't been to where Northridge used to be in a while. If that hasn't been tagged for development, I think it would be a good spot since it would also attract folks from north of Milwaukee. The area needs a little sprucing up and what better than a big blue building. There's already a big blue building Downtown. We don't need another one.
Sue Ann McCotter
Milwaukee

IKEA should go in the nearest dumpster ... the furniture is crap.
Karen Kiffel
Milwaukee

Okay, Out with it! Do YOU know something we don't? This is a rumor I have been hearing for the last year.
Michael Dodge
Milwaukee

Downtown. It's perfect. Why not?!
N. Davi Reyes
Milwaukee

In my humble opinion, I think it should go in Menomonee Valley. Short drive from a few colleges and many, many new condos or loft spaces in the area.
Meg Bacik
Milwaukee

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OMCreader | Aug. 3, 2006 at 7:30 a.m. (report)

Cozen Beguile said: And now Chris is placed safely in his box. PEACE!

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OMCreader | July 28, 2006 at 3:35 p.m. (report)

Melissa said: I walk through the area of Bastille Days on my way to and from work, and I have to say that I don't know if it is sophisticated. On Monday morning, I passed more than one vomit splat on the sidewalk.

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OMCreader | July 27, 2006 at 9:33 a.m. (report)

Cozen Beguile said: Chris- Great news! The OMC gods finally let my post riddled with name calling through! See, never give up. Now we may begin our debate! LMAO! Since you brought up so many points and you never answered one question/fact of mine. I'll have to split it up to keep you on track. First question for you. TAXES- So you think it is fair that with your income(50k), you recieved a $20 Federal tax credit and I recieved a 90k credit on (2m)? Lets do the math. We will use rounded numbers. 2m divided by 50k equals 40. 40 times $20 equals $800(what my credit SHOULD be). So it is fair I recieved 89k more than you? Now you may say yes, because I paid more in taxes and I should get that credit. This is further from the truth. After my deductions, I paid less than 60k. So take 60k from 89k. That still leaves 29k in a Millionaires pocket. You may think that that money goes back into the economy. Well it really doesn't! It goes into my sons trust. Why would I NOT invest that in my business? Well, why should I. I already invested in my business to recieve my credits. I recieved my 200k in business investments(my new office furniture, business cars, cottages, investment property, business trips to exotic places and new art every year) in taxes back, along with an extra 29k. Sweet deal, eh'? How far does that $20 you recieved take you? Still think it is fair? PEACE!

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OMCreader | July 26, 2006 at 7:28 a.m. (report)

Cozen Beguile said: Chris- Ah, your first 2 posts started the name calling and insults. Please reread them. PEACE!

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OMCreader | July 24, 2006 at 4:11 p.m. (report)

Chris said: Hey Cozen, maybe you should try not resorting to name-calling and using less swears! Then maybe it will get through the censors!

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