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Douglass Bartley
03-17-2012, 02:55 PM
For illustration and article, please see http://douglassbartley.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/americas-pre...

eduardo89
03-17-2012, 02:56 PM
Can't you just post the article, or at least en excerpt, so that people know what it's about before clicking? Or do you get paid per view?

bluesc
03-17-2012, 03:00 PM
Can't you just post the article, or at least en excerpt, so that people know what it's about before clicking? Or do you get paid per view?

I'll take one for the team.

bluesc
03-17-2012, 03:01 PM
First two paragraphs (sorry, OP):


Part 1

On a warm August 1996 morning, Wisconsin Governor Tommy G. Thompson, 53, and others in his retinue, kick-started their Harleys for a day’s ride south from Superior down U.S. 53. The ride was not to be recreational, for the leader of this political pack would spend the day cajoling voters and legislators along the way to rally behind his call for a special, five-county sales tax for Milwaukee County and the four surrounding counties down in the far southeastern corner of the state. The taxes would be used to build a new baseball stadium for the then-Acting, now real Commissioner of Baseball, the improbable Bud Selig, a car salesman by trade, and his team, the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers were a floundering franchise whose previous good fortunes had plummeted under the “management” of Selig, his daughter, Wendy Selig-Prieb, and her husband, known to local wags as Laurel “Selig”-Prieb. Leeched dry by the salaries of that expensive family trio, the Brewers as an organization had managed to lose some $39 million over the preceding four years—though no one really knows, because Selig refused to disclose the team’s financial condition.