Whenever my friendâ€™s mom, who lives in Minnesota, sees an article about Milwaukee in her local newspaper, she cuts it out. After she collects three or four clippings, she stuffs them into a card and sends them to my friend.
The most recent collection of Brew City clippings came in late December. One article was about Milwaukee being the fourth-poorest city in the nation and in desperate need to send more residents to college. The others were about a man being fined $500 for cursing on a city bus and the 100-year-old Walmart greeter who was pushed over by an irate customer.
I find this quite humorous, but being a quasi Milwaukee ambassador, I considered cutting out more positive articles about Milwaukee and sending them to her. Then again, that would require me to actually buy a newspaper. Nah.
Milwaukee maybe the poorest city in terms of poorest black and hispanic population. Since MPLS does not have a large minority population they don't have the concentration of poor people that usually is found in minority areas. 3 of the 6 counties in the Milwaukee area are amongst the top 100 wealthiest counties in the nation and if you included the chicago metro and milwaukee metro which touch each other, have 8 of their 12 counties in the top 100 wealthiest counties in the nation making the "Chi-Waukee" area one of the wealthiest areas of the country. Besides go ahead an live in MPLS and have no one live next to you for 6 hours to the next large airport.
@radishthegreat and joe,
Seriously? You guys are going to rip on MN for electing Jesse "the Body" Ventura and Al "Stewart Smalley" Franken when WI just elected two assclowns like Scott Walker and Ron Johnson, seriously?
People getting all butthurt and defensive sort of just reinforces the negative stereotypes people have about Milwaukee.
Pretty pathetic way to spend your free-time. Minnesota can have her.
probably not mkelover as it could be pointed out that the Walmart greeter turned out to be a racist POS.
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