Once again the Globe Gazette embarrasses itself with another feeble attempt to gloss over decades of horrible management and possible corruption charges which are at this time pending at the very threshold of District Court.
The Globe editorial reminds me of the siding contracts we used to write with the homeowner. We’d fill up as much of the white space on the contract with what really amounted to useless verbiage in order to make it look better than it really was. Most of what appears in today’s editorial is recycled news from weeks ago. Oh, John was able to get in a free political plug for his favorite supervisor Jay Urdahl in the same piece. He quotes Urdahl as saying this is a winning formula for everyone. You think? You want to hand over close to $700,000.00 to the same group that drove this bus into the ditch? Where was Urdahl when this fair board turned South into an abyss of red ink? He knew what was going on, they all knew. Urdahl and his other two associates were the foxes that guarded that hen house. When someone comes to you and “asks” permission to sell land, that tells me they are “in charge” and they did nothing to stop the decline that was visibly apparent to all who did nothing more than simply drive by.
What about the former offer of $660,000.00? How long did they sit on that offer? It was within $40,000.00 of what they are now asking. The truth was they sat on it too long, and it cost them big time. These people are alleged experts, or at least they want to you believe that.
This reminds me of an old joke involving a farmer who goes into his bank to ask for a $200,000.00 loan. “What are you going to do with the money?” asks the banker. “I’m going to farm with it until it’s gone,” replies the farmer. The question John Skipper should have asked is “how long do you think $700,000.00 would last in that account?” I think it would be more like throwing red meat into the Lion’s den. But it sure is comforting to know Urdahl thinks it’s a great idea…..too little, too late. That board along with the current board of supervisors needs to be rounded up, loaded into a truck and hauled somewhere where they can’t do any more damage to the tax payers…..