Belling's Existential Doubt
Mark Belling was in high rant this afternoon, devoting the 4-4:30 p.m segment of his WISN-AM drive time radio show to more emotional fulmination about commuter rail.
His specific complaint: Larry Nelson, the "lu-lu lefty Mayor" of Waukesha, had told the Waukesha Freeman he hoped a proposed southeastern Wisconsin commuter rail line would extend past Milwaukee County to stop in the City of Waukesha.
Belling tried to whip up his audience, then got no calls despite his repeated warnings that terrible tax increases would fall on communities in counties not close to stations.
After saying he'd take no calls since no one had phoned in quickly enough (Oh, the drama of the Theater of the Mind!) - - but finally ginning up two callers, the second of whom admitted he hadn't heard any of Belling's earlier warnings about the evils of the rail proposal - - Mark went to a break, asking his screener, aloud, "I wonder if I serve any purpose at all?"
Finally! He is starting to ask the "right" questions!
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