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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 03:32 PM
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45. lol, I leave people with the impression this is a bad place.
Edited on Sun Apr-10-11 03:43 PM by PeaceNikki
Now I will tell you some of the good things about Waukesha County.

It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL. We have quarries, lakes and trails carved out by iceburgs, natural springs, charming downtown areas with incredible hometown appeal and love. Small shops owned by mom n pop, winding roads on rolling hills. It's safe, comfortable, my community is very well-maintained, there are good schools and, even though I very much disagree politically with many, the people are AMAZINGLY full of Wisconsin pride, hospitality and kindness.

And most of all... it's home. :)


And here, this is fun:

General Historical Information:
A drive through Waukesha County uncovers evidence of the great glaciers that once covered the area. Lush rolling hills, abundant lakes and limestone quarries are just some of the natural wonders. Many of Waukesha County's parks feature the lakes and hills created by the glacier.

Waukesha County was home to prehistoric Indians, including the Effigy Mound Builders and Potawatomi people, and was prized by fur traders in the 1700's. When settlers from the east arrived in the mid-1800's, they found four to six foot earthen mounds in the shape of birds and turtles, along with conical and linear mounds. Three conical mounds are visible today in front of the City of Waukesha Library. Increase Lapham, considered founder of the U.S. Weather Bureau, surveyed the mounds. The highest point in Waukesha County is named for him.

As far back as the 1700's, the native people told fur traders about the area's mineral springs. In 1868 Col. Richard Dunbar promoted what he believed were healing properties of Waukesha's water, which launched Waukesha County's Springs Era. Through 1910, people traveled cross-country to drink the water. Accounts tell us that up to 25 passenger trains arrived daily. Elaborate springhouses were built above the natural springs. Today's visitors can see the last of the original springhouses on the Moor Downs Golf Course, Frame Park and Springs Park.

In the late 1800's, many cities experienced devastating fires that destroyed early wood frame buildings. Waukesha County's quarries provided the stone for rebuilding, and railroads transported the stone to Chicago and other cities with fire damage.

Some of the famous people that called Waukesha County home include Les Paul, the inventor of the electric guitar, and 1930's Broadway stars Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

Once dubbed Cow County USA, Waukesha County has developed a diverse industrial base. Some of the world's leading manufacturers and businesses have corporate facilities located in the area.
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  -Prosser outperformed other Republican candidates in Waukesha County in recent history Bjorn Against  Apr-09-11 07:07 PM   #0 
  - wouldn't you have to compare to local elections, which is what this was  dsc   Apr-09-11 07:11 PM   #1 
  - This was not a local election, it was a statewide election  Bjorn Against   Apr-09-11 07:12 PM   #2 
  - of a sort  dsc   Apr-09-11 08:45 PM   #28 
  - For a comparable election, Gableman got 66% in 2008.  Zynx   Apr-09-11 07:12 PM   #3 
     - that is still a presidential year  dsc   Apr-09-11 08:44 PM   #27 
        - There was no presidential election (primary or otherwise) on that ballot.  Zynx   Apr-10-11 08:50 AM   #29 
  - Nate Silver gets it. The people of Waukesha County used this as a confidence vote on Walker  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 07:14 PM   #4 
  - There are many reasons his numbers could be higher, just one of which is fraud  Bjorn Against   Apr-09-11 07:19 PM   #6 
     - Yes, and investigations are happening.  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 07:21 PM   #8 
        - Not to mention it's full of religious nuts.  Zynx   Apr-10-11 09:02 AM   #30 
           - They have religious bowling cults...  Ellipsis   Apr-10-11 05:54 PM   #46 
  - Maybe the T-bag/GOP was energized by the recent  EmmettKelly   Apr-09-11 07:18 PM   #5 
     - Exactly, in a VERY red county, this is exactly what happened.  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 07:20 PM   #7 
     - "....exactly what happened.""  BeFree   Apr-10-11 11:39 AM   #31 
        - sigh  PeaceNikki   Apr-10-11 11:41 AM   #32 
           - I know  BeFree   Apr-10-11 11:47 AM   #33 
              - Because I know my neighbors, co-workers, community, voting habits, and the demographics here.  PeaceNikki   Apr-10-11 11:49 AM   #34 
                 - So you are the expert?  BeFree   Apr-10-11 12:02 PM   #35 
                    - I will say whatever I want and have confidence in whatever I want.  PeaceNikki   Apr-10-11 12:08 PM   #36 
                       - Right  BeFree   Apr-10-11 12:21 PM   #37 
                       - Whatever.  PeaceNikki   Apr-10-11 12:23 PM   #38 
                       - ---  Tresalisa   Apr-10-11 03:02 PM   #43 
     - Possible, but we need an investigation to determine the cause.  Bjorn Against   Apr-09-11 07:23 PM   #9 
     - Why do you keep trying to act like you have to prove the need to do something they are already doing  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 07:25 PM   #10 
        - Because right now there is not a real investigation looking at everything that needs to be looked at  Bjorn Against   Apr-09-11 07:28 PM   #11 
           - Of course the recount "plans" aren't laid out because certification isn't complete.  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 07:30 PM   #12 
              - As even you acknowledged in the previous thread, we can't get a hand count without a judge's order  Bjorn Against   Apr-09-11 07:32 PM   #13 
              - We can't get a recount at ALL without a "judge's order".  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 07:33 PM   #14 
                 - Actually we can get a machine recount without a judge's order, but not a hand recount  Bjorn Against   Apr-09-11 07:39 PM   #17 
                 - The recount petition itself goes to a judge, no?  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 07:44 PM   #18 
                    - Maybe it goes to a judge, but you don't have to argue your case to a judge for a machine count  Bjorn Against   Apr-09-11 07:47 PM   #19 
                       - This is also interesting  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 07:50 PM   #20 
                          - On the first point that would be a good argument for a lawyer to make  Bjorn Against   Apr-09-11 08:01 PM   #21 
                          - And where #10 starts it clearly says:  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 08:08 PM   #22 
                             - I have no doubt that Elias will find many good arguments for a hand recount  Bjorn Against   Apr-09-11 08:21 PM   #25 
                                - And I remain optimistic that it won't even be a fight to get it.  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 08:23 PM   #26 
                          - or tabulators  liberal life   Apr-10-11 12:31 PM   #39 
                             - If you read the rest of the document, "tabulators" in that context are people.  PeaceNikki   Apr-10-11 12:35 PM   #40 
                 - What court do you go to for that? Circuit in Dane I hope. n/t  rzemanfl   Apr-09-11 08:17 PM   #23 
                    - I appear to have been wrong that the recount petition has to go to judge.  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 08:18 PM   #24 
              - gore/bush is why they are worried about voter issues...we've learned not to just wait for the system  Snoutport   Apr-09-11 07:34 PM   #15 
                 - Not in this county. Here's the other thing not factored in:  PeaceNikki   Apr-09-11 07:37 PM   #16 
     - Except it is also true that a certain % of GOP voters in Wis. now regret their vote for Walker  blm   Apr-10-11 12:49 PM   #41 
        - Not in this county, though. See... THAT'S the thing a lot of you don't get.  PeaceNikki   Apr-10-11 12:56 PM   #42 
           - Yeah... Waukesha county is scary...  Shiver   Apr-10-11 03:12 PM   #44 
              - lol, I leave people with the impression this is a bad place.  PeaceNikki   Apr-10-11 03:32 PM   #45 
 

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