Just a few random thoughts to start the week:
- I haven’t chimed in at any great length on the MPS reform plan being pushed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Governor Jim Doyle, but I believe the plan has positives and negatives. While I certainly think the mayor should have the ability to choose the superintendent he wants, I disagree with doing away with an elected school board. MPS is certainly broken, but I don’t believe taking away the voice of the parents of MPS is a good idea.
- The Packers looked good yesterday, but the loss of Aaron Kampman and especially Al Harris is definitely going to hurt the team’s chances to not only make the playoffs, but make some noise in the postseason. For my money, Al Harris is one of (if not the best) physical cover cornerback in the NFL, and the Packers will be hard-pressed to replace his talent. Kampman’s loss is also a blow to the Packers, but considering Kampman has had a subpar season, his loss may not be as critical as the loss of Harris. Despite these two injuries, I still believe the Packers can make the playoffs, based on the strength of their offense and the potential of their defense to make big plays.
- And finally, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is predicting a shortage of Zhu Zhu Pets this holiday season. Putting aside the fact that I have absolutely no clue what a Zhu Zhu Pet is, why should it be shocking that there’s a shortage of the season’s hottest toy? It seems we go through this every year, whether it’s Cabbage Patch dolls, Tickle Me Elmos, Nintendo Wiis, or Zhu Zhu Pets. Shortages of the holiday season’s hottest toys are as much a part of this time of year as tinsel and egg nog, so no one should be surprised by the shortage of Zhu Zhu Pets.