Well now drearies....
Here we are another week closer to the big day...
remember there are THREE days you have to get out and
Vote!! THREE??? That's right 3. Talk about
wearing people out... Slick, Pretty Slick.
The carpetbaggers taught the southerners real good.. they
know how to jerk an election around better than a Duncan
YoYo. Who's to blame? Not a soul ...
it was a lesson "by example". Now, in modern
times, that lesson works quite well. I have to admit...
its the reason I am so irked over this misrepresentation by this
so-called campaign committee that my guts ache. You would
think, after one hundred years or so and of course, with
wonderful educations... the nation's... and in particular, local
politicians would've learned the fine art of finesse.
Obviously, they did not. Or, didn't care to....
I've never seen such manipulation of the voters and
their minds... that's right! I separate the two. The
manipulation of the voters is, relatively speaking especially in
this case, completely in plain sight.. by that I mean you can
readily see what's going on. (Ever hear of hiding in
plain sight?) That is, if you're willing to look past
your nose. I know, that takes some concentration.. here goes...
READ the Official Ballot Language and ask yourself; "Self
what am I actually voting for?" If you answer "a
Sale Tax Increase"... you got somthin' happening up
there Buddy... BUT.... if you see you're being asked to vote for
or, against the Better Jacksonville Plan then you've got the
blues. By that I mean you've been
"assimilated". The Delaney Borg have got
you by the shorts. You're mesmerized, hypnotized and
No joke!! You've been had!
The second and far more sinister aspect is the grappling for voter's minds. Its been a political fact of life for
centuries that the general population would be quite happy
always.. "leaving it up to the next guy". So, when it
comes to taking responsibility for voting or, in the least, for
understanding what it is you are voting about, the average Joe
slips on by with the age old adage of; "oh, well.. I'll go with the
flow." In this case, the flow is to finally
get Paved Streets, Fixed Drainage (sewers) and better City Services.
Again Bunky, you've been had!
But please, stop for a moment and think.. ouch! that's
a rare bird.. "thinking"... OK, here we
go. About a decade or so ago, the County and the City
incorporated into one entity. Part of that Incorporation Charter
was to provide the very services John Delaney is touting as
being part and parcel with the Better Jacksonville Plan.
This is pure bull hockey! Delaney is, in fact, playing
with the voter's minds! He's trying to make them feel that
sorely needed repairs to the streets and the excessive flooding
problems in certain areas of the City will be fixed... ONLY
the Better Jacksonville Plan is made real by the Voter APPROVAL
of the Sales Tax Increase on September 5th. This is
not true nor is it anywhere near accurate. Those services
mentioned by Delaney are mandated in the City Charter.
Therefore, the taxpayers of Jacksonville, FL are entitled to those
benefits without further taxation.
Now, for the FINAL STRAW! Mayor Delaney said Property
Taxes are going down so actually the two tax actions cancel out
each other or some such nonsense but he emphasized that property
taxes are going down. That is an outright lie!! READ
the TRUTH. This typifies the doubletalk that has
constantly come from this Mayor in regard to his Boondoggle
Memorial Construction Spree. One can only wonder how many
remember Ed Austin's Jax Landing "Memorials" and the
new stadium with great parking we all paid for with the previous
half cent sales tax increase. Most football fans have to park in
dirt fields, trip over exposed tree roots, twist ankles on loose
rocks, and tolerate dirt fields that turn into mud tracts every
time it rains on game days and STILL pay $20.00 or more to park
in this garbage!! Combined with the price of admission, that
amounts to big money for a few hours of entertainment.
(Who actually gets the parking fee money from all the dirt
parking fields around the Stadium that are lit up with those
mobile flood lights?) Austin's pet project is now one third
completed and of what is completed is deemed in deplorable
condition and in need of rebuilding.
Must the taxpayers of this city be ripped off again?
Will they ever learn? When will the taxpayers of this city
ever see a full audit and statement of the city's
finances? Has anyone ever seen one? Rumor has it
this City has more money than it knows what to do with but most
of it cannot be found!
Kill this Sales Tax Increase!
There you have it; The two major sore points.
certainly not least, is the double talk written into the official
ballot language. Why are these political goons permitted
to do this? I have no real answer except to say they
"learned their lessons well". Now it is definitely
up to each
and every one of us to teach them (The Delaney Borg) a new lesson.
The Sales Tax Increase must be defeated in its present
incarnation. When the politicos decide to stop BS'ing the
taxpayers and tell it like it is... this sales tax increase
could become a reality.
talked about many decades ago... seemingly forgotten. Hey
John, John Delaney....
YOU CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF
THE TIME, AND...
ALL OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME BUT ....
YOU CANNOT FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME.
Anybody know who originally said that? Amazing..
how our forefathers of this country had such a grip on reality
in "The Old Days". I guess the sleazy side of
politics hasn't really changed much at all. But at least
in those times. north of the Mason Dixon Line, they knew how to
do it to it with finesse and some Vaseline. Here in
Jacksonville, its dry baby.... dry as a bone. Grin and bear it
cause it don't get any better! Shame on you Delaney.
You will forever wear the banner.