Tuesday, July 31, 2012
From the front page to the back this week's Pass Herald is filled with stories, articles, letters to the editor 1, 2, 3, a newspaper ad, and Bricks critical of Mayor and Council for their cancellation of this year's Thunder in the Valley.
In addition to the above it is my understanding that the Mayor's house got egged over this weekend (with enough eggs to make an omelette big enough to feed the whole community), and that individual councillors got so many nasty phone calls and emails that at least one councillor left town to get away from it all.
The rancor displayed en mass in this one newspaper publication against our elected officials and administration is unparalleled. Both for coming from this particular newspaper, and as a reflection of our communities general feeling towards the powers that be.
Below are some notable quotes:
"Disappointed," "angry," and "frustrated," were a few of the words heard after speaking to numerous locals following Rum Runner Days...
Councillor Brian Gallant said the weekend turned out well. "It was still very busy, and still very well attended."
"The Pass he said will not suffer any loss due to one year's absence of the fireworks."
Note: Gallant, "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt". (For those who don't know this is a humourous way of saying that someone refuses to see what is obvious to every one else, usually as a way of protecting himself from the pain the truth would cause.)
Bud Slapak: Editorial
... Crowsnest people are known for their friendliness, compassion and the ability to accept the cards Mother Nature has dealt us.
Note: Buddy, I got news for ya! "Mother Nature" had nothing to do with it. What transpired (the cancelling of TITV) wasn't an act of God, but man-made by council. It was a 'council decision' to cancel Thunder in the Valley. Had nothing to do with "Mother Nature"... or God.
"Those responsible should be riddled with the deepest shame."
Comment: Almost dinner time, so I'll stop here. In an upcoming post I will voice my opinion on what I think Mayor and Council should have learnt from all this. Stay tuned!
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything - or nothing.