Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Quick tid bits
On the DRED tip, Benson obstructionist appointee and hold over Sean O'Kane is leaving his post and not seeking another nomination to this important state position as Commissioner of DRED. I am quite happy that this useless guy is leaving. He has done nothing to advance the downward trend of this states economy. He did take a few trips abroad however. Among his painfully too few "credits" is the Berlin ATV park. This was a dealio of illicit exchange at best. At worst, it was an outright flout at public trust and input and the elected and appointed officials that oversaw this land deal are, some say, complicit in conflicts of interest and abuse of office if not possible collusion in illegal real estate sales ethics. Berlin Mayor Bob Danderson and Berlin resident and district 1 State Senator and real estate millionaire mogul John Gallus are also involved with this scam. Hmmm, a trend nez-pas??? If I were O'Kane, I would leave that questionable ATV deal off my resume as a considered positive result from his tenure as DRED Boss.
One more note, I didn't hear the Kings speech last P.M. I didn't want to lose dinner. I have heard lots of reports about lots of "strong statements". That's great. It sounds like we have the campaign stump speeches all laid out for the Right for this election cycle. More bloviating blather then no follow through with solution.
Did I say TRAGIC???
Kate, heal thyself. Retire to Florida with Warren.
I was positively inspired by statments like:
"And sometimes it can seem that history is turning in a wide arc, toward an unknown shore."
Did anyone hear Arnie Arneson on the Exchange this morning? She used one of my lines: "Isolationism is the new black."