11 April 2006

This town is totally screwed...

Well, I don't want to say I told you so, but I told you so.

The whining SOBs got their way, the budget is now so woefully short of funds that peoples' jobs are at stake.

Worse, the same 4 yahoos who orchestrated the rape of the budget will be on the committee together, to wreak havoc again next year.

And more of the same shitheads will be on the BoS, to side with that arrogant ignoramus.

Now, let's see how well they do with "finding the fat" in that budget...

Hey, you three... there's $34000 for 4th of July! Let's have that back too... let's get that guy back for the firework display... you remember, the guy running back and forth waving
the red road flare?

How will they attempt to manage the town and its needs without funding.

It's almost a blessing that the two gentlemen who were running for Selectman didn't win.
At least now they don't have to be the 'bad guys' and deal with what was done to the budget.

These newly appointed villiage idiots deserve each other's company.

As far as the library's concerned, these morons, most of whom, I would bet, haven't been inside a library for a decade, have ensured that this town will never see a new, modern building.

They've seen to it to return the 2.8M$ that has been accumulated over many years to the taxpayers. What's next, people, a book burning? What do you need those for? You've proven to us that we don't need a library?

And so, because of your incessant whining and meddling, one of the Fall's events that brought so much activity to Wasserman Park is in jeopardy. What, prey tell, am I talking about??

The Library's Cardboard Boat Race. What's the incentive to keep this going, now that there's not a snowball's chance in Hell of a new building? If the library folks put this on regardless of the stunning and totally demoralizing outcome, I would be surprised.

This town is totally screwed.

And who's to blame? All those of you who didn't take the time to vote, that's who.

6000+ came out to exercize their civic duty, out of 16,000+ registered voters.

So, tell me, Mr./Mrs. 16000+_lazyass_voters, what's your friggin' excuse, 'coz' there's no reason that you can offer that will be acceptable. Dead or dying, that's the only reason.

Friggin' pathetic.

Probably more pathetic than the showing where the budget was screwed over during deliberative session.

But, there's an upside to even this offensive situation...

Turns out that Article#6 passed muster. The Town, as of 1-July, will have a new form of government, and guess what... that new form eliminates the budget committee...
I wonder if those shit-for-brains, tax-cutting, self-serving a$$#0!es realized that? Talk about lame ducks...

And, as usual, there's always a down-side to everything...
As of 1-July, there has to be yet another election to put two more people on the Town Council, the number get jacked up by two.

Now, what would you think their next move will be??

Starting the barking dogs again, getting the hand-picked few to incite more people with short-sighted rhetoric about how the town now needs their expertise?? What a load of fertilizer.

That story stinks more than the wastewater treatment plant in August.

I'd say that it would be fun to watch, but I'd be lying... a lot.

09 April 2006

Closing in...

So here it is, the weekend before elections in Town.

Today's Telegraph has, on the front page, an article that talks about the potential loss of jobs, all because of the barking of a few dogs.

About 250 of the 15,000 or so registered voters showed up that night, cut the budget by 1.4M and walked away, pround of the fact that some of their friends and neighbors who work for the Town may lose their jobs. I hope they slept well that night. One of them even had the temerity to shout "the will of the town has spoken." What an asshole... apparently he is so short-sighted that he believes that 250 people are "the Town". This is a selectman. Nice choice this Town has made. Because of his flap-jaw, he was sued by a former town employee for unauthorized disclosure of private information. He can't keep his mouth shut, he needs a muzzle. He's an arrogant, ignorant excuse of a human being.

So, on top of that, there are a group of these tax-cutters who are all running for 4 posts on the budget committee. You have seen the signs, all big and yellow, designed to attact your attention.

Well, on the top of the list is an individual, whose extreme right-wing views, along with two others about 10 years ago, put our Town on the national news watch with their ultra-right wing conservatism. There's one that should be kept away from the budget.

Then there's the big red sign, usually located next to, if not touching that big yellow one, urging, almost demanding, that "we not succumb to scare tactics." Well, if cutting the budget by 1.4M isn't a scare tactic, then I am afraid I don't know what is. They tell you to vote YES to accept the budget, the one that was cut by 1.4M. If the vote is NO, then the default budget of last year, plus negotiated pay increases, is what we go with. Are you willing to let these few dictate to you what jobs get cut and what services get eliminated? A NO vote is the way to send two messages: first, that we will not be duped into believing that these few have more insight into the town budget than those professionals who run the town, and second, that we will not be intimidated by their arrogance.

This is the least we can do for the people who work for the Town.

I've been told that "a lot" of voters see through this tax-cutting scam, hat the proprietors of such fiscal bullshit are completly out in left field with respect to what it takes to run a town and so will not have to worry about that emasculated budget getting passed.

I am not so certain. I have seen, since the inception of SB2, more uninformed voters taking to the polls than ever, making uniformed decisions based on the the campaign signs along the side of the road and heresay.

And on the subject of signs along the side of the road... there is a state law that requires a fiscal agent's name be on every political sign posted. Those signs cannot be on public property, but for the most part, I see lots of those yellow and red signs without a fiscal agent.

These are the people that you want running the town, looking over the budgets, etc??

Not me.

04 April 2006

One Re-PUG-lican down, many more to go...

So, it would seem that DeLay has decided to throw in the towel. What set of balls he has, calling his prosecutor an "unabashed partisan zealot." If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, I don't know what is.

The whole Re-PUG-lican party seems to be caught in the same situation, the high-and-mighty attitudes resulting in corruption to the core. they all need to be thrown out on their collective asses.

And, like rats leaving a sinking ship, they're lashing out at their one-time fearless leader, the chimp in the whitehouse. They want to keep their cushy political positions, they want to not have to join the work force that the rest of us toil in, so they'll say and do anything to get re-elected.

So, you think anything's been learned by their experience with graft and corruption?? You bet, they've taken notes, they've smartened up and they'll be better and hiding all that from us. Nothing that has gone down recently that sheds light on the real business of politics will effect real, deep-down change, a return to ethical behavior. Yes, I believe that ethical behavior was once a part of politics, but the Re-PUG-licans have dashed that idealistic view on the rocks.

Hey, the democrats aren't much better, they're significantly worse at hiding it.