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Many of you may know Bill as "The Sign Wizard". He's also an accomplished editorial cartoonist.
It shouldn't take long for you to see where Bill stands on an issue.
|In His Own Words
This is the introduction to the book "Cartoon Caucus," a collection of Krupinski's editorial cartoons.
|With his pen
|On the Fall of Big Blue
July 14, 1999
Call me hysterical if you want, but I'm placing the blame for the deaths at Miller Park (in Milwaukee on July 13) where it belongs - on Tommy Thompson and Bud Selig! Why?
In the sort of news snippet you only hear once, an ironworker was being interviewed on Channel 4 a few hours after the disaster as to why they would be trying to hoist a 400 ton structure in a heavy (35 mph) wind. His answer; they (the construction crew) were under intense pressure from higher-ups to get that stadium built as quick as possible.
Yes, in their corporate greed and arrogance, Tommy, Bud, and all their corporate leech cohorts have caused the collapse of their own distorted dream and the deaths of three (last count) honest and innocent citizens.
As an outraged taxpayer I demand an open and honest investigation of this horrible crime. Federal agencies involved should have a larger oversight capacity to prevent a cover-up. In fact, human rights have been violated, people have died, would it be out of the question to bring in the United Nations Human Rights Commission for an independent and Objective investigation of its own?
At the least, I would hope the residents of our state take to the streets in protest and demand justice for the victims of Tommy, Bud and their buddies!
William J. Krupinski