WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

 

WAB?

So Why Another Blog?, you ask. Good question. I'm running for a city councilor in Forest Grove, OR and may need some advice.

I've never held a public office, nor have I participated in public life. Unless you count that time in Madison, WI when I brought some neighbors together and convinced the city to install speed controlling devices on our street. It was fun. Many opposed the idea. After they were installed, I moved to Oregon. I bet the snow plow drivers curse me under their breath ever since. You know, the winter in WI lasts 5 months.

In any case, I'm running because I've got tired of busy bodies spending my money on social engineering. You may have heard about that failed experiment called light rail or MAX. Well, some on the city council want to bring it to Forest Grove, population 18,000. Since, statistically, fewer than 1% of commuters use light rail, that would amount to 1% of Forest Grove commuters. You should know that Forest Grove has the highest population of old folks in the country because many retirement houses are here. I don't think they commute that much; besides, they can't ride light rail because most of them have trouble walking and you have to walk to ride light rail. Then, there are children, they don't commute either. They take school buses. Who's left? Me. And I'm not taking any light rail anywhere.

Do I have a chance? There are 6 of us running for 3 positions. 5 are busy bodies, 1 (me) wants to close the library for at least 1 day a week and supports President Bush, Patriot Act and Measure 36. So I guess I have no chance. We'll see.


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