I'm not going to create a long post on the City Council meeting in Bessemer last night. I'll leave that to the "illegitimate tabloid" and the other local newsflyer.
But here are some highlights.
"Council shouldn't be co-mingling with employees."
What smart-alec came up with the idea of changing the lock."
"My pacifying days are over."
"I will take your little tail across the street."
"And you call yourself a preacher."
"There is no common area in the clerk's office."
This was an embarrassment to the city of Bessemer. There were people there from other cities who were disgusted at the way our city officials behaved. I asked one visitor if she had ever seen a body as dysfunctional as that and she replied "Yes," she used to live in Meridian, Mississippi.
This was her first time to a Bessemer meeting, she came because of the dog issue. It was the first time she heard the mayor lie (about the legality of BINGO, for one, about the dogs never being without food, for two), but we are getting used to it. Next summer can not get here quickly enough. I could skip the beautiful fall weather, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the spring flowers and the Final Four and a trip to the beach next June if it would get us to the city elections quicker.
But I guess I will have to wait.
The animal issue sort of gets lost in this report, but don't think it is going away. It is our responsibility to care for these animals. "Ours" as in humanity's. "Ours" as in the city's.
Things got hot in DC,too as Florida congressman Alan Grayson gave it to the Republicans by apologizing to the dead. 44,789 dead Americans. Americans who die each year because they don't have health insurance. Read it here.