Saturday, August 7, 2010
The asinine things "grown-ups" do when they aren't getting their way Pt.1
So, once again, our village board is out for blood, and they are headed straight for the jugular of our chief of police. They have been making thinly veiled attempts to dismember our police department for some time now (and the use of "dismember" as opposed to "disband" was intentional.). Mostly, they have been engaging in more illegal on-goings than I can count on all of my fingers and toes, and several of my sister's. Activities which were only made public when our local civic organization went on a purely investigative mission in order to serve as a sort of bridge between the local government and the community it supposedly serves. Now, I don't know about you, but the fact that we have police officers who serve our communities and seek to uphold the law makes me feel a whole lot safer in my home. Add the fact that I do not live in anything close the the idyllic American small town. We have, for our size, an over-abundance of sexual offenders, teenage pregnancies, drunks, drug addicts and/or dealers, and parents who don't parent their children. All of this adds up to a need for at least basic police coverage. But, of course, the old people who run this town are so busy holing up in their houses, bridge clubs, book clubs, the Lions Club, church meetings, etc etc, that they don't even see the copious problems that plague our town; and the problems they do see, they refuse to do anything about them. Instead, they prefer to sit around yapping about the "good old days," living in the past instead of making an effort to improve the future.