|Civic Center gun show according to Susan Steer|
Once there was a busy little Victorian City that was the envy of the northeast. But if you listened to these city council meetings you would think this town was a dangerous, drunken, toxic hellhole with gun totting bad man stocking up with c-4, ammo and assault weapons purchased at unregulated arms bazaars at the Civic Center.
Seriously just when you thought the gun show controversy would die down Susan Steer, husband Bob Turner and her merry minions came “loaded for bear” I don’t think she’d like that analogy. OK carrying binders full of women I mean Data. Then they comically claimed they resented the police expense that their protest at the Civic Center caused. Really. The pro-gun people were also present with the obligatory quote from Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf on gun control. Enough on that.
Weep’en Willie McTygue was on a roll tonight. Not a tear in sight but he had water on the brain as he lashed out in a confusing tirade about water, Wilton, conspirators and Anthony "Skip" Scirocco Commissioner of Public Works. But all I could think of was
Dr. Strangelove - Precious Bodily Fluids
Nobody on the council touched the Gun Show or Precious Bodily Fluids at this meeting. Then we had two presentations .One from Anthony "Skip" Scirocco that took an hour but basically came to the conclusions that the city had lots of water and a second from a gentleman from Amtrak that spoke about Saratoga losing one of its two daily trains. This would make a 17million dollar train station even more useless.
The meeting finally began at 8:40. By this time most had left even Yepsen was gone only to return later for her agenda. Then the kicker. Michele Madigan, Commissioner of Finance, John Franck, Commissioner of Accounts and Chris “Toothy” Mathiesen, Commissioner of Public Safety will do all within their power to stop the Mayor’s Comprehensive Review Committee from ever getting off the ground. They refused to summit any names for consideration and will refuse to fund it. Madigan called it DOA.
Then she tried to give the Mayor a history lesson saying “Mayor Lenz tired this and it didn’t turn out to well for him”
Well let me give you a history lesson.
I was against Lenz too. Not for his Comprehensive Review Committee but because he supported Steven Towne’s disastrous reassessment of the city. That along with wide spread disenchantment with Republicans in general do to George Bush and the Iraqi war. Democrats were swept into power giving us Val Keehn. Within two months people wanted Mike Lenz back. Keehn went on to go down in history as perhaps the worst Mayor in history and her comprehensive plan is gathering dust somewhere. So before you warn a three term Mayor better look around. That bald guy next to you. You know the one who just hired Billy McTygue’s ex, Tara Coxworth in his department. The one whose GAP’s committee gave us an alcohol and drug treatment center with possible Methadone clinic on the cities prime entrance-way. The one who failed to disclose his business relationships and lowered an assessment on a home he was under contract to buy, than lowered his deputy’s assessment to boot. The other guy you know the democrat “toothy” the one that is a running joke in the city. The one who said the ambulance service was doing swimmingly, thank you but didn’t give a public a copy of the report. Now that’s what I call open and transparent. Yea good luck with him getting reelected.
The rest of the meeting was the usual bullshit. Someone texted Yepsen to come back and everybody at least the Dems went to the bar
Saratoga in Decline
We never Sleep
Because my bodily fluids are being sold to Wilton