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1752, 27 Aug 20

Downtown businesses crumble in liberal cities

And feckless local leaders twiddle around.

Construction workers boarded up broken windows Wednesday along Gorham Street and University Avenue after a third night of unrest in Downtown Madison.

John Theisen said security cameras showed several people smashing the windows of his Domino’s Pizza shop on Gorham Street and then leaving after finding nothing to steal.


Tuesday night’s destruction came just as shopkeepers and building owners had largely removed plywood that covered windows along State Street and its offshoots since protests earlier this summer after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

Now virtually every window on Capitol Square, State Street and part of University Avenue is boarded just as UW-Madison students return to campus.

Tiffany Kenney, executive director of the Central Business Improvement District, said it could be months before business owners feel comfortable without protection over their windows.

“This is a giant setback for us,” Kenney said. “They are fearful. There has been damage, there’s been violence and we’re back, way, way back.”

Kenney said many are worried about the November elections and may leave their boards in place through the end of the year, which “could be devastating for our Downtown.”


1752, 27 August 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Awful liberals.

    Feckless is perfect word.

  2. Mar

    Who really would want to eat in a boarded up restaurant or go shopping in a State business?
    Especially when there are many more places to eat and shop in Madison.
    And the liberals caused this problem. A weak mayor, a weak police chief, a weak police department and a weak DA.

  3. Mar

    You got to admit, no matter your political views, seeing “Trump 2020” spelled out in fireworks was pretty cool.
    Never seen words spelled out in fireworks before.
    Sorry for posting this on this thread.

  4. jjf

    OMG Mar is changing the subject on a thread…  Alert the Defenders!

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    And the fireworks display, and a number of other RNC displays, are probably violations of the Hatch Act. Complaints have already been filed. So much talk of following the law by R’s, so little action.

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    Liberals destrying businesses in Madison and this is what you divert too?

    You are pathetic.




  7. Le Roi du Nord

    And yet another classic example of k failing to read, or failing to comprehend the written word. If you have a problem with the diversion from the original theme, take it with the guy that diverted.

  8. Mar

    And haters will always hate, right jjf and Le Roi.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    Not me mar, I don’t hate anyone, not even you. Now why don’t you address k and his complaint about diverting?

  10. Mar

    There you go lying again, Le Roi. You hate your President Trump.
    And I already addressed the issue of diverting.

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    Wrong again mar, on all counts.

  12. Mar

    Definition of hate: “feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone).”
    Definition of a liar: a person who tells lies.
    “the man was a notorious liar”
    And guess what. Your picture is in the dictionary definition of lying.

  13. Le Roi du Nord

    And again you are wrong.  I pity folks like you, k, and trump.  Why you might ask?  Because they live such small and shallow lives, where fear, deceit, and juvenile behavior makes them fell more important.  You want to have a legitimate conversation?  Act like an adult.

  14. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry, that should be “feel”. My apologies.

  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    Do you denounce Evers anti-cop statements?

    Do you know support Kenosha cops and denounce the woman abusing, sexual assault fugutive, who we now know was violating a restraining order, criminal that was resisting arrest?

    Do you congratulate the Kenosha offivers on doing right thing to defend the community against a violent thug?

    I don’t think you have courage to denounce Evers, the sexual assault fugitive thug, and thank Kenosha officers for job well done.

    I think your support of law enforcement is fake.

  16. Mar

    “You want to have a legitimate conversation?  Act like an adult.”
    Funny coming from someone who constantly lie and then blames the people who call out your lies.
    Follow your own advice.

  17. Kevin Scheunemann

    Crickets from Nord, again.

    He is such a liar when it comes to supporting law enforcement?

  18. Le Roi du Nord


    I have answered you at least a dozen times in that regard.  Don’t blame me for your memory failures.  Or are you taking a cue from your idol, blaming others for his failures?

  19. Kevin Scheunemann


    Point to yoiur answer of these specifics then?   why hide it?

    You are ashamed of Evers here,but you will not say it.

    You claim support of law enforcemetn, but refuse to overtly stand behind this cop in the face of the liberal extremist mob.


  20. Le Roi du Nord

    “You are ashamed of Evers here,but you will not say it.”

    No, I am ashamed that a fellow citizen of WI, an elected official no less, has such a poor grasp of reality, is so prone to hyperbole and exaggeration, and is so immature as to think he can bully others into believing his biased and narrow-minded nonsense.

  21. Mar

    Kevin, Le Roi has said he supports law enforcement.
    To what level,I don’t know, but he is not as bad as Randall and jjf.

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