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Old 04-02-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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but we will always be Wisconsinites.
This is true, Milwaukee is located in the state of Wisconsin. So in that sense us Milwaukeeans are Wisconsinites by definition. But I love Milwaukee, while I'm fairly indifferent to Wisconsin. It's not a bad state, to be sure, there's tons of natural beauty, great towns and a lot of culture. But I will always be a Milwaukeean first, and a Wisconsinite second. I just don't think of Madison, Green Bay, Eau Claire, and points in between, as "home."
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:09 PM
Status: "Mequon, WI" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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This is true, Milwaukee is located in the state of Wisconsin. So in that sense us Milwaukeeans are Wisconsinites by definition. But I love Milwaukee, while I'm fairly indifferent to Wisconsin. It's not a bad state, to be sure, there's tons of natural beauty, great towns and a lot of culture. But I will always be a Milwaukeean first, and a Wisconsinite second. I just don't think of Madison, Green Bay, Eau Claire, and points in between, as "home."

Yup, this sums it up very well, I would apply to me as well.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Why should we Milwaukeeans give a damn about the rest of the state, when they could care less about us? I grew up in the Fox Valley and I frequently ran across people who had never set foot in Milwaukee County in their entire lives. I couldn't believe it. That means they have never been to a museum, concert hall, zoo, planetarium, live theater, the state fair, Summerfest, Brewers games, Bucks games, or anything else remotely cultural. I guess I was just fortunate to have my dad's side of the family located down here, which allowed me to experience much of what Milwaukee had to offer at a very young age.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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For the most part the rest of the state could care less about Milwaukee. It would not bother me at all if Milwaukee became a state with Chicago and parts of Indiana.
I never fully understood why Milwaukeans bad month Chicago, when people from out state Wisconsin will refer to Milwaukee as a dump, ghetto, not really part of Wisconsin and so on. If anything folks from Chicago will say many positive things concerning Milwaukee. Far more than the rest of Wisconsin.
Madison will bad mouth Milwaukee every chance it gets.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:15 PM
Status: "Mequon, WI" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I have been telling this to people for the last 5yrs that Milwaukee is no longer as bad as it used to be. However there is always room for improvement. I still meet people especially in Madison that tell me that murders happen every night in Milwaukee and it's worse than Chicago. I get sick of trying to dispute facts to people who don't want to admit that Milwaukee has made a turn around. When I tell people that Milwaukee is no longer listed in the top 25 most dangerous cities, they flat out think I'm lying! This is another of one of my beefs about people from the rest of the state that have never been to Milwaukee or people that went to one bucks game back in 1995.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Status: "Mequon, WI" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Milwaukee area a ghetto dump? that's why the most affluent areas in the state are all Milwaukee suburbs? and one of the most wealthiest counties in the nation is Ozaukee County Milwaukee's suburbs to the north. I get the feeling you have never been to Milwaukee and ALL of it's parts. There is a reason 2 million people live in the area.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Milwaukee City I don't see Milwaukee as a ghetto or dump. I think you misunderstood me. I believe that is how many people in Wisconsin view Milwaukee. I have lived in the city of Milwaukee since 1991 and I think its a very underrated town. Many in Wisconsin judge Milwaukee by its worst aspects and overlook all the great things it has to offer. It's as if they don't want to give the city a chance and by beating it down somehow it makes them feel better about where they live. This holds true in Madison more than the rest of the state.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:34 PM
Status: "Mequon, WI" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I stand corrected!
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Status: "Mequon, WI" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Milwaukee City I don't see Milwaukee as a ghetto or dump. I think you misunderstood me. I believe that is how many people in Wisconsin view Milwaukee. I have lived in the city of Milwaukee since 1991 and I think its a very underrated town. Many in Wisconsin judge Milwaukee by its worst aspects and overlook all the great things it has to offer. It's as if they don't want to give the city a chance and by beating it down somehow it makes them feel better about where they live. This holds true in Madison more than the rest of the state.
I agree completely
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Why should we Milwaukeeans give a damn about the rest of the state, when they could care less about us? I grew up in the Fox Valley and I frequently ran across people who had never set foot in Milwaukee County in their entire lives. I couldn't believe it. That means they have never been to a museum, concert hall, zoo, planetarium, live theater, the state fair, Summerfest, Brewers games, Bucks games, or anything else remotely cultural. I guess I was just fortunate to have my dad's side of the family located down here, which allowed me to experience much of what Milwaukee had to offer at a very young age.
While I don't agree w/your statement about not caring about the rest of the state, I will agree about people who have never been to Milwaukee. I've talked to people up north who have NEVER been to Milwaukee, EVER. And I'm talking people in their 20's & 30's. I find that a bit strange....although, to be fair, there are people who have never been up north to their neck of the woods & I'm sure those people up there find it strange that there are those who've never experienced the "up north" ways of life. I'm just glad that I know both ways.
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