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Lots of noise on noise from the park. Roselyn and I had this conversation and I think my answer may have cost me her vote. And Roselyn, I did lose by one. I absolutely understand Rosleyn’s position. All my life I’ve had great hearing, been a light sleeper and had a general disdain for loud music. Certain Clapton tunes exempted. I call on the talented Senor Beans to please help me and us understand why it has to be so damned loud? It was a great time Saturday courtesy of the Hord’s but did it really have to be that loud? I was blessed with a “large” voice. When I raise my voice it can be heard over most other noises but When I have to yell to have a conversation with someone inches away I’m afraid for them. I watch for popping vessels in the eyes and blood coming from their ears. When Ben played for the Bresemans I could hear fine and while I don’t remember some of the end of the benefit I don’t remember the music being so loud. Benny, help us out my brother. We need to find some middle ground here and quick.
City Council Meeting tonight! Drag yer butt down there and help keep an eye on things.
Three in a row!!!
When: Sunday, September 25th from 2pm until 6 pm
Who: Anyone on the Island who wants to come
What: Bring a dish if you want….there will be finger food here plus
Beer and Wine and some hard stuff!
Where: Bud Solmonsson’s house at 622 Narcissus Rd……..ride your
Buggy if you can as there is limited parking.
Why: Because Bud has a guest visiting and feels that it’s about
time for some late Summer fun. Plus it’s his turn!
Let me talk about political parties, labor unions, professional associations a bit – because that is important here too. These entities need an enduring common interest to survive. The early US labor unions tried to include all labor: they folded. Craft unions had a common interest – one craft. They still exist. Same with our political parties – one believes government is the answer; one believes private enterprise is; and they are some fringe players. The Tea Party will be a modern test case. The Democrats and Republicans are both wrong in their extreme view but their common interest holds them together and they compromise – except for the last couple of years which is causing the 12% ratings. The Sundowners have a common body of interest – parties. Romeos – classier place to live. Caves – low taxes, keep it like it has always been. I worry about the Pink Party – not because it has a common interest –“throw the bums out” – but because it is not enduring. It is like the Tea Party – one issue, not enduring, and not organized. It may only last one election. The Pink Party may only keep interest until the bums are thrown out. Then what? Plus I don’t see the support pouring out for it. It also may have slight flavor of a break off of the Caves with a violated expectation motivation – not sure there. But I am leery. I want enduring parties organized for the long haul around enduring common interests. Take for instance, partying. That is an enduring common interest in CLS. Just like keeping taxes down is a common interest. So, let’s organize by tribes. They have been here for years. But, only the Caves have recognized that point and used it to their own benefit. If you don’t like Cave policies and the North Shore gang leading the Caves, organize into a counter force that is as strong AND enduring. Right now the strength is there. I want the enduring part.
If Allan lets me keep talking, maybe I will say some more about how to handle control freaks and maybe even a little about different choosing representatives– I will start with one rule now. NEVER elect anyone who lives on Shore drive! West, north, or east. Too many Caves, litigation happy people, and weird Romeos. I think I will look for my representatives from the center of the island. Maybe we should also talk about how to handle the power behind the throne. Maybe we should go back further in CLS history and examine how these fights were handled in the past. Maybe I should just shut up.
She was a very good-looking woman, and determined to keep the ranch, but
knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad in the
newspaper for a ranch hand
Two men applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk.
She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided
to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house
than the drunk.
He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot
about ranching. For weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing
very well. Then one day, the rancher's widow said to the hired hand, "You
have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great. You should go into
town and kick up your heels."
The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night.
One o'clock came, however, and he didn't return. Two o'clock, and no hired
hand. He returned around two-thirty, and upon entering the room, he found
the rancher's widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting
for him. She quietly called him over to her.
"Unbutton my blouse and take it off," she said. Trembling, he did as she
"Now take off my boots." He did as she asked, ever so slowly.
"Now take off my socks." He removed each gently and placed them neatly by
"Now take off my skirt." He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her
eyes in the fire light.
"Now take off my bra." Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told
and dropped it to the floor.
"Now," she said, "take off my panties." By the light of the fire, he slowly
pulled them down and off.
Then she looked at him and said, "If you ever wear my clothes into town
again, you're fired."