Sunday, March 18, 2012

ER #36: Forgetaboutit

City Hall Elevator Rumblings #36

Rider #1: How did the mafia ‘family sit down’ between Irving’s Capo (Tommy “the Enforcer” Gonzalez) and his crew go with Lubbock’s Godfather (Delbert “the Invisible” McDougal) on February 20, 2012?

Rider #2: Not too good. The timing for this splitting of the sheets between the Capo and the Lubbock Godfather isn’t good. If the Capo puts out a contract before the election, this might cause one of his elected council supporters to get whacked. If the deal goes south after the election, then the Capo could be looking at a revenge hit being issued on him.

Rider #1: Do you think the Capo will take to the mattresses until after the May election? The Godfather has already issued a stern warning that he expects a $2+ million settlement to halt Kool-

Aid distribution and split from his Irving ‘family.’ The Godfather wants to leave town with a briefcase full of cash and no traces of his ever having been in the Heritage District.*

Rider #2: The Capo has a plan to protect his Kool-Aid interest and maintain control. He’ll sacrifice another member of his crew and develop a new 6-Sigma goal to cover his tracks. This always appeases his elected council supporters who depend on him to supply Kool-Aid to feed their addiction.

Rider #1: I think you are right. The Capo knows that his elected council supporters will protect him from the irate mob that continues to foot the bill for these gigantic financial disasters. In fact, he is already identifying crew members to take the hit for the Billy Bob Boondoggle. The city hall carnage seems to always bypass the Capo.

* Ed. Note: A Burger King or McDonalds hamburger joint does not infer that the Lubbock Godfather was ever in town redeveloping the Heritage District or supplying Kool-Aid to elected officials.

A note from counsel: These “candid” elevator conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles….Mark Holbrook