Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.
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This Sunday December 7, 2008 is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, Sunday, December 7, 1941.
On December 7, 1941 I was 8 years old and clearly remember having supper with my parents in our lower rented flat at 2019 W. State St., Milwaukee. The memories of that day have been with me my entire life.
This is a continuation of my blog Pearl Harbor Day 1 from the memory of an 8 year old boy, now senior citizen.
The unexpected, for most Americans, advent of World War II and the 4 year period following is know as the greatest generation, in part because our dads, sons, brothers and and most of the eligible men went off to war. In that moment in time the moms and all women had to fill the gap their patriotic men left. There was a draft but there were also long lines of men offering their lives to their country.
During the City of Brookfield 2009 Budget deliberations there were many statements made by public officials and city staff employees.
Were they on the record or off the record ? In the legal system on the record means in a courtroom, under oath, before a judge and transcribed by a court reporter. In politics on the record means at an official city meeting, not under oath and not before a judge and recorded on television. In either situation off the record means it is none of the above and does not formally reflect the truth. Off the record statements includes hearsay, speculation, opinions and rumors, all of which are not credible.
When a municipal police department issues a citation which purports to be a violation of a civil ordinance it creates a permanent court record and may create a permanent police record.
A municipal citation under state and local law is a violation of a civil ordinance and a finding of guilty results in a fine/forfeiture.
My memories of the holiday season include, among st other things, seasonal music like Silver Bells and White Christmas that is music for the ages.
As my memory went back to many years ago there were other songs and music that may not be for the ages but had words and lyrics that are worth listening to.
From SONG OF THE SOUTH, a Disney production, and performed by James Baskett (Uncle Remus), came these lyrics.
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah,zip-a-dee-ay, My,oh my, what a wonderful day, plenty of sunshine headin' my way, zip-a-dee - doo-dah,zip-a-dee-ay. Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder, It's the truth, it's actual,Ev'rything is satisfactual. (www.song of the south.net).