oh the joy!

I see the ENL has an editorial today.

Don’t you love it? It must have some very excited, those that actually have a subscription or pay to view online.

I know what my blog numbers are on this debate. How many have actually read documents. I will surmise since those in opposition are employing Facebook, which is the lazy mans message and cause platform, are much better.

Don’t we all rail , I have, when the ENL goes the other way. Endorses the wrong guy or gal, or simply just doesn’t get it.

If “it” is your it.

I have made phone calls after an article on some debate, stopped people in grocery stores. “Did you read that editorial, article?”

The answers  always makes me want to find out for sure how the paper is even paying for itself.

I really hope you all understand where I am coming from after all these years.

We take the Sunday Globe and I will ask major players if they have read what I viewed as an important article.

How about a front page article on Franklin NH?. Peter Francese has even used that Town as an illustration of his downward spiral theory. “Nope , I missed that article”.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/15/revitalization-new-hampshire-mill-town-takes-unusual-ideas/0Lr1R06HtlBdJygq8TExqK/story.html

Franklin has a fellow using his own dough to try and help the Town off it’s knees.

My older brother’s dentist is in Franklin so I have actually been in that Town in the last few years. You do when driving through think to yourself  “gee this could really be a nice place.”

The fellow in Franklin has had some problems bringing townspeople and government to his vision. In a full reading you will probably determine as I did, personality matters. Out and out passion really wears on folks, most people are simply not that passionate about anything. It can be off putting as it puts the less passionate in a difficult spot. How can anyone make a decision on science or some grand scheme, especially if because of family , career, or personal issues,  they are someplace else, all the time. I know where I am these days, at the Mill, nursing.

I am still completely flummoxed by the intensity of this TIF debate, and it’s for a host of reasons.

Honesty is the primary one.

We got that  old dam down ! Why? because despite all the wrangling  over history and personal misty memories, it was the  right thing to do. The voters knew that and responded.

Mike

 

 

2 comments

  1. With all due respect, I think the main reason the dam vote went the way it did was because of the potential grant funding, which was discussed almost as much as the merits of the project itself. That the grant did not materialize is, however, water under the bridge . . .

  2. Funny early this morning I was looking at past comments and you made a couple on that point previously .
    The grant funding was discussed always with the adder that it was not a sure thing.

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