Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Suttle's Four Marionettes Pass Police Contract Assuring Major Tax Increases
Some of our contributors had the agonizing experience of sitting through yesterday's Omaha City Council meeting. To listen to Suttle's four marionettes' (TAX AND SPEND TOM MULLIGAN, Ben, I've never-seen-a-tax-I don't like, bloviating Cris Jerram and dumb-as-a-tack Garry Gernandt) arrogant and seemingly endless diatribe about why the new police contract was the greatest thing since manna from Heaven was enough to drive one to projectile vomiting or to a more acceptable venue like sitting in a dentist chair for a root canal without Novocaine.
Most of what our folks heard on the police contract was about justification of their votes. Jerram, who could talk on endlessly for hours about a paper cut, simply did his regular lecture to enlighten the rubes in the audience as to why voting for the police contract was the right thing to do. Gernandt made a special effort to say that his vote was cleared by three different opinions and that he didn't have a conflict of interest in voting for a contract that might very well have assured the future of his pension payments. He once again proved his mastery of Robert's Rules by suggesting that he had the right to talk after the question had been called. His meeting leadership skills would be best utilized as a muted attendee. As the President of the city council he is an embarrassment, but one that represents the majority who elected him (their useful idiot, as well) to the position.
Now, TAX AND SPEND TOM MULLIGAN did his best to read his prepared statement so he wouldn't get anything wrong. Obviously, he needed prior tutoring to prepare it has we understand he spent more than an hour in his office behind closed doors with his substitute puppet master, Human Resources Director Dick O'gara who was intimately involved in the writing of the contract. Even so, TAX AND SPEND TOM MULLIGAN had difficulty reading his comments. TAX AND SPEND TOM MULLIGAN is simply an ass-licking useful tool for the Suttle administration. You may recall that we wrongly asserted that the council would never appoint a Republican to replace Chuck Sigerson. We were right. TAX AND SPEND TOM MULLIGAN is no Republican. He obviously got his appointment by making promises to support whatever the Suttle, Gernandt, Jerram and Gray would ask of him.
Surprisingly, one of the guys who voted for the infamous 2003/04 contracts, Franklin Thompson, provided his mea culpas for that ill-reasoned decision and implored Suttle's four marionettes to not make the same mistake. Obviously, they pay no attention to history thus dooming the city to repeat the same mistake.
In the end, despite the reasoned, rational pleas of Thompson, Festersen and Stothert, Suttle's four marionettes prevailed assuring a major tax increase for Omahans.