If it’s Thursday, I must be ranting. In Tuesdays QC Times was a quote from Thomas Jefferson- “In the matters of style, swim with the current; in the matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Seems appropriate with elections less than 100 days away.
Do politicians even have principles anymore? We know they are all religous because of the photo-ops at their respective places of worship. It would appear politicians believe whatever their biggest contributors believe. They know the deficit is going way up next year and yet they pass a mortage bailout. They now want to cut down on the number of commercials featuring fattening foods aim at our children. Their reason? To fight childhood obesity.
Then there’s D1. The City Council told them to keep track of what they’re doing, and to report to the City Council or lose funding. Now it seems like a day doesn’ go by without a column in the QC Times on something D1 is attached to. We still don’t understand why, if this group is just a glorified Chamber of Commerce, they need big money from the city. Shouldn’t a Chamber of Commerce, regardless of what it’s called, be self-sustaining?
Centenial Park is going gangbusters on it’s multi-million dollar development. What we’ve seen going up so far hasn’t impressed us. Why is it that a floodwall is a dumb idea, but buildings going in are all on top of berms? The gas pumps are elevated, the skatepark is elevated, it looks like the new pavillion is even elevated. If it’s going to end up under water in a big flood anyway, why elevate it?
And lastly, the shootings. They are coming a little too often to suit us. In one an innocent bystander was hit. Is it time to close the Iowa Mart? We’ve noticed that the trouble in that area has been around the place. Laws need to be tougher, and enforced. The police pick these people up and the Judges let them go.
That’s our rant, comments on these subjects or anything else, are welcome.