Something in The Water
Time precludes a lengthier post along with the Parts C,D, et al to my ‘Cognitive Dissonance” series.
I just want to interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to note the following:
1) We have a school budget and school board vote tonight which barely registers on the collective radar. I get all kinds of blog hits of people trying to find out something on the school board candidates; I’d mention for the umpteenth time that maybe, just maybe, the GASD Web site might want to profile the candidates or the broader public may actually want to attend a forum with the candidates. Apparently if sports are in the budget and no candidate is on record against sports, does it really matter? Apparently not.
2) I usually endorse candidates but as I’m feeling George Costanza of late on most issues, I’m going to withhold my endorsements as this will likely multiply the odds of my candidates winning.
3) Nice to see so many folks focused on the water rate increase which pales in comparison to their collective tax bill for school and county taxes. That strikes me as utterly rational economic and financial thinking. Sure.
4) Nice to see our Esteemed Leaders singularly focused on the water rate and mum on broader economic issues effecting our city ala the school district and economic competitiveness. Wait until you see how many people wish to call Amsterdam their home once we tout our glorious water and water tax rate instead of focusing on the performance of our school district or the broader livability of the community. “Hey folks! We have water, sports and most of all, rampant cronyism! Pack on up and move to Amsterdam!”
Clearly there is something in the water and ultimately, it becomes the Kool-Aid.