Sunday, January 22, 2012

MLive: Troy transit vote sparks colorful council public comment session

I'm starting to feel a little envious of Jeff Wattrick over at MLive. He's doing a better job making a mockery of Queen Janice and her little underlings than I have been able to do. He actually recorded and transcribed some of the goofiest comments from the Special City Council meeting last week.

Keep it coming, Jeff! Makes my life easier!

Troy transit vote sparks colorful council public comment session
Troy's City Council approved the transit center plan Tuesday night. Public comment immediately following that vote, and boy howdy, you simply cannot beat municipal government public comment sessions for cheap thrills and unintentional comedy.

Quite naturally, I had the old digital recorder rolling to preserve in magical ones and zeros every explanation of how public transit was a Chinese plot to take our jobs, a UN Project 21 conspiracy to destroy America’s sovereignty, and the machinations of a shadowy cabal led by Rip Rapson, the dark overlord of the Kresge Foundation. All those things were said, but last night's public comment was so fantastic, none of them made the greatest hits album.
[And her are a few of the examples he gives:]

She was probably sick the day they taught the Great Compromise of 1787
“The bottom line is the word consensus doesn’t appear in the Declaration of Independence, it doesn’t appear in the Constitution, they’re not in the debates for the Constitution because this country was founded as a majority-rule country. We are not supposed to all get along.”

Imaginary trust funds and other dumb ideas
“This [money] should go back in the Fund to Save This Country, and maybe that two million can, since we are saving that two million here. Maybe we could put the library in that building. That could take care of a lot of stuff. And then they could take care of it for us, the Chamber of Commerce.”

If I was boss, I’ll tell ya what…
“I looked at the presentation here and saw quite a few opportunities to save money on the design. Here's what I saw, just having never seen it before. The “Troy Transit Center” [sign], that’s 17 letters. You coulda just put “Troy,” it woulda said it all without all the extra verbiage because it’s probably $500 a letter. I noticed that the bridge sign went from just “Welcome” to “Welcome to Troy” so they added another seven (sic) letters on that, so that’s up to $15,000 right there. That clock—they don’t need a clock like that. That thing will cost an arm and a leg. Two flagpoles! I don’t know what the heat bill is going to be, but I know what my heat bill is. And $30,000 isn’t going to cover the heat bill on this project.”

Read the whole article here.
Thanks Jeff!!!

1 comment:

  1. And what is disheartening is that the same old individuals with the same old hysterical blather keep speaking every council meeting. Too bad there isn't a rule that limits non-informative comment to once a month per individual. Sick of hearing comments that only consist of paranoid ramblings intersperced with JD you're such a hero and city staff or certain council members are crooks. Need a gong or a burlesque hook!

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