So. Now a sitting Councilman has offered a motion to silence your voice. Imagine that. A city council that doesn't want to hear from the citizenry. Would you ever have imagined it? In what world? Now I have a fairly good guess as to where this is coming from and it all centers around the $. I can hear Councilman Laughter, from my keyboard, justifying this motion using the City attorney and his associated fees as the reason. It will go something like " When the City attorney is here we pay him X$. When those people talk, the meeting goes on longer so we have to pay him more to sit here." Or it will be something real close. She's trying to save us money. Trying to get back a little of what we spent on all the BS of the last 8 months. I have a better idea. If City Council would quit doing dumb shit we would most likely stop going to City Council meetings enmass to let them know we dont like them doing dumb shit thereby stretching out the meetings. We don't care if the attorney is there. Think. How many attended Council meetings PRIOR to the debacle last June? How crowded was it after June ? Coincidence? Not likely. We the people (my favorite phrase) go to the meetings when you stray from the norm. If we think you are doing good you don't hear from us. I know it's weird, but I didn't make the rule I just know how it works. Arline, from me to you, you are breakin' my heart. Folks, please for the love of God do not misunderstand me. We need to attend City Council meetings. You need to know what is going on. Jefferson said "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." Pay attention damnit.
And the contenders are:
Allan Batchelor- picked up a packet
Amanda Booren- filed
Brian Cherneke- filed
Jackie Fuller- picked up a packet
Bryan Hoerner- filed
Charlie Russell- filed
John Nichols- filed
Soup Cook-Off News
Soup / Gumbo Cook Off Update --- NO ENTRY FEES!
The Civic Club realized that all those soup / gumbo cooks will be buying ingredients and sharing with their neighbors -- they shouldn't have to pay for the privilege. PLEASE submit your favorite concoctions, or two or three! Cook Off- Saturday, March 10.
Entry forms are in the ISLANDER (ignore the entry fees) or call Cindy Walbe 281-538-5311 or Alice Westmoreland 713-449-8582.
Brownies in baggies needed for desserts delivered by noon, Saturday. Soup tasting starts at noon - $5.00 per person
Editor, The Islander
This from Neighbor Tom
ALL YOU CAN EAT!! FISH FRY
Feb 24 Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church
1612 East Walker Street
League City, Texas 77573-4196
Take Out: $9.00
Includes: fried catfish, hush puppies, fries, cole slaw, iced tea or lemonade, and dessert
Proceeds to benefit local charities and scholarships.
A Safety Notice From our friends in the office
Gas Cylinders Recalled by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin Due to Fire Hazard
02/27/2012 08:14 AM EST
On February 23, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioned
announced a voluntary recall of Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin Map Pro
Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders sold at various plumbing/HVAC distributors,
Home Depot, Lowes, and Ace Hardware Stores nationwide and in Canada from
October 2004 through January 2012 for about $7 to 13 for cylinders and $45
to 75 for the torch kits. The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches
or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."