As a general observation, did you ever notice how much quicker potholes get filled at election season? Strangely, during the off- election season, those same holes fail to get filled nearly so quickly due to any number of reasons (excuses), which magically seem not to be such a problem around now.
Also, at this time of year, have you picked up on how candidates, especially incumbents, are saying the very things you’d been wishing they’d been doing for the last two, four, or six years?
We naively thought they didn’t even know about those things, which suddenly they specify so succinctly to (for) us at re-election time.
Some kind of paradox or coincidence, I guess…
Of course, as soon as a successful campaign has concluded, the potholes seem to linger longer and blank looks accompany our pleas for addressing those things for which government was formed in the first place.
But a back to the usual suddenly snaps back into place after elections, much as a yoyo on a string.
What would be refreshing to me would be to see government officials driving around in older model vehicles, much as the rest of us have to do in most new-model years. But, of course, that eventuality would require a firm no on bureaucratic requests for same. Don’t look for that to happen in this lifetime, I guess…
But it would be so put-out to have to witness our football teams forced to play their games on the same old last-year’s Astroturf, or whatever kind of turf it’s referred to these days.
Same for replacement of years-old stadiums with sparkling new ones on which our teams can continue to lose in more sheik surroundings. Those old splintery grandstands were the pits, weren’t they?
The ice-cold (or scorching hot) feel of new aluminum or form-fitting Plexiglas (plastic) seating leaves little to be desired, save for one of those luxurious viewing suites with all the amenities.
And have any of you noticed how most of the other new building and construction going on these days is somehow government-attached, such as what’s going on just off the east side of the courthouse?
The downtown antique and restaurant business has to continue to somehow make-do with century-old accommodations, in order to furnish some of the revenue to outfit local government with spanking-new facilities. Does that add up? New Math, I guess…
I do have to admit a lot of new fast-food businesses are springing up in the county, sporting their latest decor.
We’re even going to get a new Dairy Queen at the county seat. Come to think of it, we used to have a DQ in town, starting back in the 50s, didn’t we? Wonder whatever happened to it, along with the Dairy Mart, Dairyette, and all the other dairy somethings-or-other we had back then? Taco’s, I guess.
Getting back to political elections; we were over there a while ago, weren’t we?
If my prognostications are anywhere close to right, get ready for another round of knock-downs and drag-outs in the form of runoff elections.
Probably in the governor’s race, state-wide. It would tickle me if Debra Medina somehow got in one of those with Rick Perry. Could get interesting, if that miraculously came about.
Speaking of, somebody is going to have to explain to me why Medina didn’t run away in that race, due to her stance on private property rights and doing completely away with its associated property taxes; on this alone.
Aren’t those taxes continuing to eat us up and wasn’t that a number one concern just a breath or two ago?
Sometimes the electorate puzzle me as much as the elected.
May Yeshua (Jesus) bless us anyway.