Nobody asked me, but -
. . . Let's put it this way - A person breaks into your house and when you discover this you insist that the person leave. But the intruder says, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors; I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest." Current thinking (politically correct, of course, so as not to hurt anyone's feelings, taxpayers be damned) is that the person must be allowed to stay but must be added to your family's insurance plan and enjoy other benefits. The intruder says, "If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. And any children I have will join your household." Get it?
. . . Largo's Clearwater-Largo Road project hits another roadblock (no pun intended). Construction prices have sky rocketed. The business folks along the roadway have been waiting for years for the city to keep its promise and do something about the road, now the city will likely cut back on the project. The road was promised long before all the fluttering about what to do with the old library building.
. . . And whatever became of Morarji Desai?
. . . Archie Shurtleff, a fellow in Newark, Ohio, went to bed one night recently with a head of wavy brown hair. When he woke up, his hair had turned white. Turns out he had a dream in which he was married to Ann Coulter. Ugh!
. . . An example of the mindless spending and waste of taxpayer dollars is the expenditure of almost $1,000 for an Arizona junket for commission member Harriet Crozier. She's going out there in mid-August for something called a "Road-E-O," an event where guys who drive trash trucks show what they can do. Is that nuts, or what?
. . . I cannot take seriously any politician whose name is a synonym for a baseball glove.
. . . If there was any doubt that Madame La Mayor of Largo abjures any public input on what happens to the old library building, La Fromagetete made it very clear last week. On the suggestion that Citizens Academy graduates could be polled for their idea, Pat Gerard, the aforesaid mayor, couldn't get the words out fast enough - "No we don't want to hear anyone talk about that." So there.
. . . With his firm figuring to add to the half-million dollars or so it takes out of the cash cow, Largo, every year, was it a conflict of interest when Alan Zimmet advised the Largo commission to ignore its 5-1 decision denying the extra money and advised that the issue is still alive? "Because you voted no on the proposal, it is still before you," pronounced Doctor Zimmet. Huh?
. . . Alert to newshounds - It's well known that the Big Paper often does not get the events of one day into the next day's paper which is the normal and regular procedure in regular newspapering. Lack of competition no doubt. Even worse, the vaunted web site very often does not get the news from various sections up on the appointed day. What the heck goes on with all those experts at the Pointy-Headed Institute? Most newspapers take some pride in their on-line web sites. But the one maintained by the Big Paper is a hit or miss proposition. For those who want to get a jump on the news before the actual paper arrives, you may or may not get up to date news from various sections. F'rinstance, recently six days were missing entirely as far as Clearwater-Largo news was concerned. Just never got to it. Ho-hum.
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