Tuesday, September 21, 2010
THE CONVERSATIONS TODAY...WHEW!
There sure is plenty to talk about with a lot
of moaning and groaning but a lot of
Jon Stewart has us absolutely fascinated
about the trip to Washington, DC on
October 30Th for the march to "Return
Sanity" to the American people. After
checking various news outlets online
this morning, we find he already has
more people lined up to attend than Glenn
Beck did (I'm not a fan of Beck's;
no offense to anyone).
Watching Larry King last night we were
again laughing our selves silly over Bill
Maher's statements and opinions.
A website called Politico something
or the other was already calling
Maher's statement about wood gas
lines untrue but yet Maher quoted the
AP and they just can't prove it's true
or not so they're calling it a myth.
As a couple, we didn't like the bailout
by Washington, DC and would have
rather seen the money spent to put
people to work fixing our infrastructure
(sort of like the WPA program from
back in the '40's).
We haven't seen the bailout create any
jobs. We can understand some of the
reasoning behind the bailouts but also
strongly disagree with the actions
taken to save the Banks and Wall
Street and others.
Back to the news in New Albany, our
reality still sucks.
I wish the Tribune had done their home-
work and had spoken to the County
leaders about the annexation the
paper supports in order to inform the
public of the hidden costs associated
with this project, i.e., $2 million we
have to give to the County which we
don't have. We'd like to know
if Ruckman's sewer contract is or is not
affected by this little move and whether
we are taking over his "private sewer
lines". We are talking about even bigger
monies being lost if that is true.
We wish England could/would wait to
announce his Re-Election until after
the County elections (we don't know what
the hurry is). As badly as we don't want
to see England in office again we shudder
to think of the regular line of "Pubs" who
every four years throw their names in the
hat. We want someone NEW and NOT
BEHOLDING TO ANYONE
and SOMEONE WHO HASN'T
USED OUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS
(i.e., tax abatements) to get this position.
Though sometimes, you just have to
wonder who in the hey would want
the job besides the power hungry
or status grabbing (constantly the
same) name seekers.
We hear the "boys" are upset with England
because he is helping Bobo with getting
financing and not them. Cry us a river.
We hate to remind anyone of this BUT
the truth is our sewer system can't
handle this project, (hell, we can't even
update the industrial park for more biz
because of the sewer capacity limits) ,
and you can bet your sweet bippy we
will be the ones paying for this
monument that Bobo didn't come
back to Redevelopment in June to
talk about. But, as Carl M. says,
he's been meeting with Bobo and
for some strange reason we are
betting that's probably true. Rare
to have discussions with Carl in public.
Truth probably is they are literally
driving him crazy over it.
The Fire Department has filed a grievance
over the new insurance proposed. England
made a contract with the group promising
the same if not better insurance.
Culpecker's (oh, sorry, we mean
Culpepper's) plan doesn't fit with
the union's contract guidelines.
We hate that England always wants
to lay off the firefighters but not
the police and then we wonder why?
We hear Benedetti received a telephone
call "it's not ten firefighters you would have
to lay off, it's twelve". What a shame.
There is only one way the Board of Works
can deal with this issue and that would be
if the Council doesn't take action. Now,
if the Council votes NO, isn't that an action?
Hey, enough of this. We are going to check our
calendar and see if October 30Th is a good day to go