"RACINE — Since he opened Top Dog Hot Dogs a week ago, Caleb Robinson’s mobile business has gotten a lot of customers — and a little unwanted attention from the city.
"Robinson, 24, has been told he can’t sell on Monument Square. He said he’s also been told he can’t sell from the sidewalk. His options were difficult to determine Friday.
"City ordinance apparently forbids peddlers — and Robinson operates under a peddler’s license — from selling in a city park without that department’s permission. Monument Square is a city park, and that’s primarily where he had hoped to sell."
Monument Square is a city park? And it's OK to blast music at a memorial for war dead, and it's OK to sell beer there and get drunk and dance and puke and pee on the monument for war dead, and it's OK for a farmers' market to sell vegetables there and other vendors to shill cheap trinkets on a Saturday morning there, but it's NOT OK to sell hot dogs there.
This is what occupies our civic leaders. A lot of big pigs in a very small sty.