so - a friend asked me about if i was to run for Mayor; and someof his ideas for POLISHING MY ACT.
i basically told him its a stacked deck, and we cant beat the "house"
then well. read on:
CITY CODE LINK, as requested..
as for grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc- i think that off hand- my unique style of writing- works. I would rather get the idea out there, regardless of "pesky details".. Im not a "perfectionist"-
Besides- the pragmatic reality is that the cards are stacked against any "outsiders" ever taking over the reins ( Reigns?) of power locally anyway- unless they completely sell their souls to their sponsors, and contributors; and in doing so- completely selling out the trust and money of the citizens who have to foot the bill.
What that means- it if you support looting the treauries of not only the govt; but also the purses and wallets of every tax paying citizen for the benefit of the white collar criminal class( much like the Nazis looted Europe)- well. I dont want any part of that.
I originally ran for Mayor for a handful of benign - maybe stupid reasons.. - first- the Mayor is ridiculously paid fat stacks of cash- one or 2 terms, i could retire; or start a hot rod factoyr business, and pay cash..
Next- to time the lights on the by pass; and other streets- to save cash; and gas, and wear and tear on my and our cars..
fix the pot holes- such as Stellhorn road, by maplecrest road; crescent ave from anthony blve to state; and many others- again- because its embarassing for visitors - when they drive over mud rutted horse paths (LOL)- but also again- if i have a nice car- i dont want to wreck the undercarriage on rotten rutted pot holed roads- if im paying taxes, i dont ask for much.. Next- to rein in the FASCIST COPS- Harassing Motorists; and citizens for petty ante offenses. serve an collect, not ticket and collect..
and last- Make the Buses run on time( make the trains run on time- a favorite movie line of politicians..)- SO- busses every 20- or 30 minutes- so it doesnt take all day to get around, Adequate Bus shelters- so the poor( most bus customers)- dont have to stand out in the elements- cold snow and rain, or blazing hot sun, etc.. AND- have weekend bus service and weekday service even - past 9PM- for poor workers without cars who have to work pastr 9 ; and weekend social drinkers- so they dont have to "drink and drive"
so- basically- thats why i got into this game- DESIRE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC AND RETURN SOMETHING TO THIS COMMUNITY- MY BELOVED HOMETOWN THAT HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR ME.. ( pay back the rotten basterds wwhove screwed me and the rest of us over..(lol...- but you will never hear any politicians say that- or-
I WANT TO GET ELECTED SO I CAN CASH IN , GET FILTHY RICH LEGALLY ON THE GOVT TEAT- AND SUCK AS MUCH LEGAL GRAFT AND CORRUPTION AND LOOT AS I CAN FOR ME, MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS, MY CRONIES, MY CORPORATE SUPPORTERS, THE LOCAL WEALTH Y AND GREEDY, AND THENMOVE ON TO HIGHER OFFICE, COLLECTING PENSIONS, BENEFITS, AND MORE CASH EACH STEP OF THE WAY- ?? WHAT YOU WILL ALSO NEVER HEAR FROM YOUR TYPICAL PO;ITICIANS.
BUT THEY ARE ALL THINKING IT.
rare is just s humle gearhead who just wants to be albe to drive around town, bar hop responsibly on the weekends, or HAPPY HOURS- and just be left alone by the cops, and not tear up my car by doing so driving crummy streets, un timed stop and go traffic , wasting time and fuel, and so on..
NO- I JUST WANT TO PLAY THIS CITY LIKE A **HARPER** FROM HELL... ( tee hee..) (ps- DITCH MITCH..)