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1642, 04 Oct 17

Foxconn Chooses Mount Pleasant

What wonderful news for Wisconsin.

RACINE — Residents of the southeastern Wisconsin town where Foxconn Technology Group plans a massive display screen plant greeted the announcement Wednesday with excitement about the possible economic boost and wistfulness about the community’s changing landscape.

Foxconn announced the location of its planned factory after months of negotiations with the company and the village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County. The company has said it intends to build a campus with about 20 million square feet of office space over 1.56 square miles, eventually employing as many as 13,000 people to manufacture liquid-crystal display screens used on phones, televisions, computers and other devices.

Tammy Graceffa, 54, the owner of the Hiawatha Bar and Grill just south of the plant’s expected location, said the influx of workers and her land’s possible purchase could bring her financial gains. But still, she found the moment bittersweet.

“Where we grew up and were raised will no longer be farm fields. It will be concrete and industry,” she said. “You can’t go back and say, ‘This is the road where we used to play ball.'”


1642, 04 October 2017


  1. billphoto

    Was at the hospital yesterday.  They had a special triage for WDS (Walker Derangement Syndrome) suffers coming in to the ER.  Line went back all the way to Madison.

  2. Le Roi du Nord


    For a guy (?) who whines about others changing the topic you don’t have any reservations about doing it yourself.  So many hypocrites, so little time.

    I’m glad the bar owner in Mount Pleasant may benefit, but it is too bad that the bar owner in Newald or the logger in Tipler won’t.  But they (and their kids and grand kids) get to foot a part of the bill.

  3. Paul

    Off topic personal attacks and trolling.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry little paul, but you are lying again.

  5. Paul

    Off topic personal attacks and more trolling.  Go complain to management again if you don’t like it.

    Or you could leave.  Everyone here would prefer that.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry p, but I never complained to Owen.  Why don’t you ask him?

    Oh, I know why you won’t.  Because it will prove all your past claims were lies.

  7. Paul

    Be gone, WNT.

  8. billphoto

    Apparently, I need to explain my attempt at sarcastic humor.

    WDS – Walker Derangement Syndrome – became widespread during the Act 10 protest and has continued ever since.  As with most diseases, it has mutated and another strain, TRD – Trump Derangement Syndrome – is now even more prevalent than WDS.

    In the first stage of the disease, victims lose all sense of proportion. The mid-level stages of WDS have a profound effect on the victim’s vocabulary: Sufferers speak a distinctive language consisting solely of hyperbole. As WDS progresses, the afflicted lose the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality. In the advanced stages of the disease, the afflicted lose touch with reality. Opinion is unmoored from fact.
    The entire left side of the Wisconsin legislature (except Barca who was punished for straying from the hive mind) voted against Foxconn.  The entire leftist media, pundits, et al all condemned the Foxconn deal.  Except for Barca, none were willing to admit to any positive aspects or possibility of anything positive about Foxconn.

    Assuming all those suffering from WDS were laid end to end, the line would stretch from Racine all the way to Madison.  Hopefully, this post will help those in need of help to understand my attempt at sarcastic humor.

    “Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.” – Lee S. Dreyfus.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    “The entire left side of the Wisconsin legislature (except Barca who was punished for straying from the hive mind) voted against Foxconn.”

    You want to try again, or are you willing to let your self-proclaimed credibility slip even farther?

  10. billphoto

    Did you hear the one about the pirate that walks into a bar.  The bartender notices he  has a large steering wheel in his pants. He asks, “What’s up with the steering wheel in your pants?  The pirate replies, “Aye, you know, they’re driving me nuts.”

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    Well, in your case it was a short drive.

  12. billphoto

    Did you hear the one about the droll troll?  …Now that’s funny/

  13. Paul

    Have to wonder with the left wing trolling and lack of sarcasm detection, does the troll have ASD. Might be a spree shooter on the making.

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