The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Blogging and Being a Cudahy Alderman

2013 Election, Alderman, Blogging, Randy Hollenbeck

If you hear Mayor Day or his assistant Carolyn Toms-Neary talk about my blog it is NOT true.  I have been approached by a few people that told me they are telling people my blog must go once I am elected alderman and this is NOT so!


I am sure they would like it to be, but it isn’t!  Many other cities on the NOW network have Aldermen, Mayors, Judges and State Representatives blogging.


I will still keep “the people” informed of what is going on in the city.  I will come home after a Common Council meeting and let people know what was said and done!  I will not post the private in closed session items, but the rest I will.


Since I will have Aldermanic items and the rules of the NOW allow for people to use fake names to post comments, on the posts with Aldermanic items I will be treating all fake names as non-constituents when commenting back.  My comments back are based on how the person in the first place comments.  If they are on the up and up taking the high road, I will!  If they sling mud, I will let my ankles get muddy.  We recently had a troll that lives in South Milwaukee claim he was one of my constituents in an attempt to get my goat.  I will not allow you to attempt to define me or redefine who I am.  There may be times I have to remove comments or even request that they be banned for their actions.  Some people moderate comments and I don’t want to have to have the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel set that up for me.  I love debating and allowing people’s comments and voice to be heard, but if all they are doing is attacking and not adding anything of value to the post or taking the post of topic, there are rules.  These rules are NOT mine, but the MJS’s rules.  If people who are real constituents want to be taken seriously they can use their real names otherwise we have no idea if they are telling the truth and being truthful.


For the Non-Aldermanic posts it is business as usual.  I mirror what and how the commenter acts to a degree.


I talk about a lot of subjects that are highly charged or controversial which is why I was recruited by MJS in the first place to blog on the NOW network.  My “Letters to the Editor” in the dead tree version of the paper caught the eye of the online editor and he asked me to do the blog.  I don’t get paid for this whatsoever!  They wanted me to talk about the controversial things.  It is all about selling advertisement and I help generate traffic to this website that sell advertisement.  There is that principle again of traffic and its increase and selling things.  It increases traffic which increase viewership which increases sales which increase profits that means they stay around.


When you think of me, think about the different grades and grits of sandpaper.  I am as rough as I need to be and as smooth as I need to be.  I can be as coarse and rough as P12 grit, as fine as 600 grit or as polished as P2500 grit with varying degrees with in. 


What is the difference between the different grits of sandpaper?


Sandpaper contains numerous sharp edges that cut away at wood or metal.  The abrasive edges are glued onto backing material such as Kraft paper with a bonding agent.  Different grades of sandpaper represent the difference in quality of the abrasives, the backing material and the bonding agents.  Industrial-grade sandpaper uses higher quality materials than commercial grade but is only available in specific stores.  In addition, sandpaper is measured by its grit size, or number of sharp particles per square inch of sandpaper.  The larger the grit size, the more edges there are and the smoother the sandpaper.  The density of the grit is important, too.


You need to choose the grit size of sandpaper depending on the particular job you are trying to accomplish.  For heavy sanding and stripping, you need coarse sandpaper measuring 40- to 60-grit; for smoothing surfaces and removing small imperfections, choose 80- to 120-grit sandpaper.  For finishing surfaces smoothly, use a super fine sandpaper with 360- to 600-grit.  Many jobs require you to “go through the grits.”  This means you start the project using lower-grade grit and use finer pieces of sandpaper as you progress.  Each time you advance to a higher grit sandpaper, you remove the scratches from the previous layer.


Extra Coarse (Very fast removal of material, hardwood flooring initial sanding) P12


Ultra-fine (final sanding and polishing of thick finishes) P1500, P2000, P2500


Or at times think of me as a chief at a high end buffet.  If you want Mac and Cheese I can make Mac and Cheese.  If you want Prime Rib, I can do that as well.


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