Here in my crazy little town of Southbridge, MA we have some BIG HAPPENINGS going on!
No, I’m not talking about the river of sludge-water trickling from the dump into Charlton!
No, it’s not the one business in 3 years to show any interest in the “industrial park!”
No, it’s not the ACTUAL opening of any museums in town, optical or otherwise!
This is way bigger. This is “We the People!”
There is currently a lot of debate in certain circles about whether the recent initiative to revert back to a Town Administrator/Town Meeting form of government would benefit the town. The town council seems to be very opposed.
In Monday’s Town Council Meeting, the councilors all had their say.
Monique Manna questioned the validity of the wording in the contract. She slowly and carefully outlined a pre-fed notion that the contract was null-in-void due to a technicality in the proposal.
OH MONIQUE MANNA! When the strongest and most intelligent argument is coming from you… This town has a problem.
Ms Manna also interrupted Attorney Caplette as he tried to speak on behalf of Southbridge residents. A man who lived in town for thirty-plus years and continues to practice in town. She was very concerned that he now lives in Sturbridge–and is no longer a resident. Because Sturbridge is NOT Southbridge. And WE BETTER NOT EVER BE LIKE STURBRIDGE!
She apparently does not take issue with Karen Harnois. The acting Town Manager. Who lives in Webster. While she
bends in front of leans over to David Langevin, sharing secrets about whatever must be more important than what was going on.
The other ladies of the night…
…time meeting had their say as well.
Ms Nikola did her best impression of a zombie cheetah.
And Denise Clemence reiterated time and time again that only “ten people” had come up with this idea, so it MUST be ridiculous!
Zero Councilors were in support for this measure. That makes me want to point out the following:
HEY! TOWN COUNCIL! THIS TOWN IS AWFUL!
YOU HAVE REVERTED THIS TOWN TO A REGIONAL DUMP WITH ZERO MARKETABLE ATTRACTIONS. YOU TOOK A BRIEF UPTICK IN PROPERTY VALUES AND HAVE CAUSED THEM TO PLUMMET.
YOUR IDEA OF FIXING MAIN STREET IS A CUMBERLAND FARMS AND SECTION 8 HOUSING.
YOU HAVE LET THE AIRPORT FALL TO RUINS.
HALF OF THE TOWN SMELLS LIKE A TOILET 8 MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR.
WE ARE AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE STATE FOR ASTHMA, TAXES, UNEMPLOYMENT, VIOLENT CRIME AND TEEN PREGNANCY.
OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM IS LAUGHABLE.
Nobody. Wants. To. Make. Southbridge. Home.
Everyone needs to realize something.
The veteran members of the town council have ruined this town.
It isn’t the welfare office, it isn’t the Puerto Ricans, and it isn’t because the AO moved out. The town was in a brief uptick, until these fine citizens came to power.
THIS. IS. YOUR. FAULT.
Really, look in the mirror and breathe that in. And no, the couple thousand you spend on half-lit Christmas lights and retired wooden sex dolls isn’t making it any better. Although you spent an entire meeting praising yourselves on it.
The people of Southbridge would sign up for ANYTHING right now. A homeless guy could get 700 signatures for a form of government that is ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT WE HAVE NOW.
Because of you.
If I drafted a petition tomorrow, with one all-governing power, thought-police, and a movement to switch from English and Spanish to Newspeak. It would PASS.
Because answering to Big Brother, is better than living in Southbridge with the current people in “charge.”