Friday, August 3, 2012

ER #43: Fear and Spam

City Hall Elevator Rumblings #43 
Rider #1:  Boy, you talk about misinformation.  Did you see the e-mail blast from the head cheerleader of the Entertainment Center Kool-Aid squad on August 2nd?  The e-mail was in regard to the recent Special Called meeting of the council.  If you believe what was written* in the e-mail, you would have thought that the council was preparing to vote the Entertainment Center project Up or Down.
Rider #2:  I know.  This was so far from the truth it reeked like a bad Spam e-mail.  The special council agenda item even stated that the meeting was going to be a presentation.  Of course, the Kool-Aid squad is not adverse to stretching the truth to garner new sippers.  And they wanted as many Kool-Aid sippers in attendance, as possible, that night.
Rider #1:  Not only that, but five members (Spink, Putnam, Farris, LaMorgese and Van Duyne) of the council had the courage not to attend this meeting that could have been declared illegal -- should someone slip and say something wrong.  Those members of the council should be praised.  Not so from the head cheerleader of the Kool-Aid squad.  The next day the head cheerleader blasted another Spam-like e-mail chastising these council members.  Really, some folks couldn’t spell class if you spotted them the: C L A S.
Rider #2:  To make matters ever worse, the Quandary Quartet (consisting of: Cannaday, Gallaway, Webb and Santoscoy and formerly know as the Doddering ½Dozen) has called for another meeting for Monday, August 6th This time, the Quandary Quartet will want the council to actually vote and extend the currently flawed Entertainment Center agreement for 90-days.  Will this be the 87th time the agreement has been extended or that the LCG has not met a deadline?
Rider #1:  Hold that thought.  The Red Alert just sounded in city hall.  This must be bad!  The Capo** is dispensing with 6-Sigma and implementing his new management tool...7-Stigma.
Rider #2:  Isn’t 7-Stigma where the Capo executes his protection racket shield by accepting the Fire Chief’s resignation and immediately turning around and placing him in a position at the same salary to “write grants” instead of being at home on ‘house arrest?’ 
Rider #1:  I sure wish this high paying desk job had been posted for other employees to consider.  I know how to write complete sentences and fill in forms with fluffy numbers.  Some people get all the breaks!
  • From the head cheerleader of the Kool-Aid squad’s e-mail: “Tonight the Irving city council will meet to decide (WRONG) whether the city should extend the deadline for the city to consider and accept the current development proposal for the Irving Entertainment Center.”  From the actual agenda: To receive an update and explanation from the LCG, TDI, or their representative on the newest proposal being presented to the citizens of Irving.  Did you notice the difference between fact and fear mongering fiction?
** For newer readers: Irving’s Capo of the Lubbock Mafia is the City Manager.
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