Attention KMart shoppers:
For some reason, I haven't gotton the Metro Community News (or the Source as they call it now) for the last three weeks. I don't know if my deliver quit or is on strike. However, I did come across one this week. There were four steamers this week:
Lee: Upset with Bill's comments from last week about the parking situation at school #27 by Hillery Park. Lee has a problem with the school making the parents park in the community parking lot because it's not right next to the door. He claims this thirty yard walk causes more sick days and missed instruction to the students. No wonder so many kids today are out of shape. When I was a kid, we walked through five feet of snow...never mind. Lee wants to be able to have the cars drive right alongside the busses so the he, err, I mean his kids don't have to walk all the way from the parking lot to the front door. Then he says the administration and the staff wouldn't have any jobs if the parents didn't choose to send their kids to the neighborhood school. Yes, you are doing the teachers such a great service by allowing them to warehouse, feed, and babysit your kids all day.
Bill is upset with Tim Kennedy, Mark Schroeder, and Brian Higgins for endorsing Byron Brown last summer for mayor. He accurately mentions that it is impossible for Brown to speak out on anything until he is schooled on what to say. So true. Bill says he will never vote for any of the three again. I will vote for Mark Schroeder because I feel he is at least trying to pump some life into Seneca St. (and has done a nice job with that). Believe it or not, I like Higgins personally but feel he doesn't respect the potential power of the blogger. Kennedy? Forget it. He comes from a very nice family. His mom and dad are very nice as well as his brothers and sister. However, he represents the status quo in local politics. I vote for leaders. Not followers. I have a feeling many people agree with Bill but will change their minds. All it will take is for one of these three to say hello to them at a local lawn fete and they will forget all about the Brown endorsement.
Kate thanks a bunch of businesses, including a local strip club, for "saving the New Year's ball drop". I hate to tell you Kate but this event was never in jeopardy of being cancelled. Sue Gonzalez from the PAL used this as a scare tactic to get more business sponsors. These people would never miss an opportunity to show up in public and promote themselves. Someone should have dropped the ball on her head.
Dan starts by saying that Terrell Owens was unworthy of getting the key to the city but then says that's not why he called. ??? Why did he call then, to order a pizza?
He says he will protest the increase in the water bill by not washing his hands much and therefore, increasing the chances of contacting and spreading the H1N1 virus. Something tells me Dan wasn't washing his hands much anyway, before the ridiculous rate increase, so I'm not overly worried.