Cliff Note: We interrupt this normally upbeat blog to do some venting. The postive 74WIXYgrad will return to this space tomorrow.
"The problem is,we have a problem"-Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson
Cleveland, Ohio- Population 478,000. The mistake on the lake. No major sports championships since 1964. Current mayor would look more at home at the city mission instead of city hall. Last mayor had a great idea for revenue-adopting trash cans. Mayor before that said prior to leaving office that the city had a 12 million dollar surplus, however when his predecessor took office, she found that the city didn't have a surplus and was in debt. Another former mayor, now a U.S. Congressman took the city in default. The only major US city to go into default since the depression. And this guy thought that people would actually vote for him for president? Quick question: What does Charlie McCarthy and Dennis Kucinich have in common? They are both dummies.
Your next question probably is, what happened to you Cliff? I'll tell you. On my way home tonight, the WIXYmobile was running loud. I was driving on Central Avenue, a street more known for hookers and dope dealers than anything else. That's where the plant I work at is. Well the Hazzard, I mean Cleveland police, decided to go into pursuit of a scofflaw, me. I was pulled over and two police had to leave the cruiser to investigate me, a nearsighted, overweight, somewhat disabled 52 year old man in broad daylight. They took my information and come back and gave me a ticket. I called the municipal court and found out that this ticket will cost me 180.00.
Excuse me but where were the Cleveland police when I had my car broken into in front of the shop? They wouldn't come over there to take a report. Hot sign must have come on at the donut shop. Where were they when I had inherited my parents house and someone broke in? It took them 4 hours to respond to my call. But municipal court wasted no time to call me in for building code violations when I owned the house for only 5 months. Then these incompetents can't even keep track of their fines or when they were paid. I had to find out when I went to renew my tags and found out there was a warrant block put on my license.
You wonder why people won't come into downtown Cleveland? I'll tell you why. There are incompetent people running things there. Where I live, and for reasons of clarity, we shall call this the civilized world, you need police, the response time is minutes, not hours. People who own property have rights since they are also taxpayers. The mayor looks like an intelligent person. And the police take care of the important things.
City of Cleveland, you wonder why your education system is a mess? Look at your leaders.
This isn't 180 dollars worth, but I do feel a little better.