Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CCRs dwT #57: Truth Be Told

Dylan sez…
(a short and timely jotting for CCR twits Tweeters)


dwT #57:  A tenet that staff of the CCR has coined and applied to several local politicos is that they often feel that a bad excuse works just as well as a good lie.

Backstory clue for the information impaired:   Dylan Westie, Executive Editor and Part-time Wordsmith for the CCR, managed to sniff out a ‘copy’ of mayor BVDs upcoming speech to the chamber of commerce for January 16, 2014.*  After noting that a new Guinness world-record for the use of the “I” noun by her for city accomplishments had been set, Dylan observed one significant and glaring omission.  It appears that mayor BVD failed to mention her political wreck at the old Texas Stadium site.

     Many will note and recall how mayor BVD has championed, scratched and blathered about ‘transparency’ and wanting to ensure that RFPs be submitted for basically all major city projects...especially, the ones that she did not favor.  (ARK ring any bells?)  Does anyone know what caused the mayor’s ‘van of transparency’ and openness to run off the road and flip over at the Texas Stadium site?  Did her van strip a gear by failing to request that RFPs be posted before stealthily driving an MOU with OliverMcMillan before the council?  Who else was in the van with mayor BVD at the time of this accident and what influence did they have that contributed to the transparency van wreck?  Did this van trip originate in Las Vegas?  Where is the police report detailing the exact and verifiable cause of this ‘accidental’ failure to render an RFP for other parties to consider?  Is there an attempt to cover up her transparency van wreck by blaming others?

     Staff of the CCR regrets that the flippant comments mayor BVD made at the council meeting regarding this MOU just didn’t steer her van straight on the roadway of transparency.  (Her comments were spinning faster than the wheels on her overturned transparency van.)  Certainly, many others might have liked to consider a formal proposal to develop the Texas Stadium site to Irving’s best advantage.  After all, this chunk of property is one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the city!  However, since a formal RFP was not prepared, announced or open to the public at this time, the query of transparency still begs the question...what the hell is really going on here?

     And past city history on projects is not even a valid bad excuse for this issue by mayor BVD.
  • Ed. Note:   Staff of the CCR will not be able to attend the chamber event due to our “non-press” pass being shredded by mayor BVD.

A note from counsel: Some “Tweets” from Dylan Westie, Executive Editor and Part-time Wordsmith for the CCR, have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles….Mark Holbrook