Are you not entertained!! Is that not why you’re here?
For some posts now I have deliberately tried to be raunchy, outrageous and provocative, with a swaggering in your face attitude. What with my “lucky spermer club” comments and in my last post with respect to my in-breed and retarded remarks. I did this to provoke anger and resentment in targeted readers to get their attention and by doing so hopefully engage them to ‘THINK!‘. Rather than with past practices to meekly and blindly follow the crowd.
I must have succeeded because according to my poll to the left I apparently have more followers here on my blog from the Decoux/Painter camps than of my own. I’m packing them in! :-)
Seriously, they say most people vote against someone than for someone. It has been my intention and part of my diabolical and ingenious (if I do say so myself) plan to open people’s eyes to those who are trying to hide in the shadows waiting for the All-Candidates Forum to do their 2 minutes speil and hope they can bamboozle everyone into giving them a seat on council, without ever fully coming into public scrutiny and thereby have to stand up and defend and debate their positions and platforms on a regular and steady basis. My job, as I see it, is to expose these people for what they truly are and in successfully doing so have you the discerning voter vote against them… as you rightfully should.
Decoux’s arrogance, aloofness and insufferable secrecy, uncommunicativeness and heavy-handedness combined with Painter’s slavishness to special interest groups from the Ratepayer Executive, to former Firemen, to business groups and special interests will make him a slave to all and a master to none. After all, when you’re in debt and try to please everyone you usually end up pleasing no one. I won’t have these problems because I believe in openness, transparency, having an open-door policy and speaking with the people to hear what they have to say in determining their wants and needs, while at the same time not making myself beholding to any group or individuals that will impair my ability in performing my duties fairly and equitably, treating ALL residents here fairly on an impartial basis no matter their station in life or their position.
A 2 minute speech, answer a couple of questions, and hope for the best is what some of these people are hoping and praying they can get away with. Play the ‘nice guy’ by one, or come across as a lovable pompous good ‘ole boy by another, while playing it as safe as possible by both, giving away as little as possible of their real intentions.
In my books that don’t work and should not be tolerated, because the stakes are too high in that we will certainly land up with mediocrity again, and a go nowhere mayor and council, despite the steady stream of empty rhetoric, broken promises and pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking by these people that soon blows away like dust in the wind.
What’s needed is a no nonsense attitude by someone prepared to stand up and fight on this community’s behalf against the powers that be who have for far to long ignored our desperate plight here in the Pass because of weak-kneed mayors and councils who treated their positions as part-time, ego-tripping, social affairs who were to afraid and preoccupied with their own personal agendas or aggrandizement to make waves on our behalf. Below is a good example of the types of battles mayors and councils need to be engaged in these days if we hope to have a chance of getting out from under and not slowly descend into decay and ruin as what has recently happened with Detroit.
Our municipality like all others in this province and country need other types of revenue streams other than solely relying on an ever-increasing property tax bill to local residents which has become a heavy burden and a drain on so many of our people here, especially on those in the low and fixed-income and senior pension bracket.
We need to wake up and shake up those guys in Edmonton and Ottawa and get some much needed attention, action, investment, economic development, and job creation in these parts. In addition to the changes in the aforementioned property-tax system which will allow municipalities to tap into different sources of revenue streams to fund their operations.
They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Well, I plan on squeaking like hell! While some of those others running will continue trying to play nice, bow down, grovel, and be subservient to their masters in high places and pray like hell some crumbs fall off their plates and land on ours so they can return home and play the hero for getting us next to nothing… AGAIN… while doing diddlee squat in getting addressed major issues of concern to people living here.
I promise you one thing, with me as Mayor, we will get our problems addressed… and you will be ENTERTAINED!
I don’t want you to think like me. I just want you to THINK.