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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Countdown


The general election is one week from today.  Don't say you weren't warned.

Many of the Sunday newspapers did extensive candidate profiles.  Do yourself a favor and take a look.  Study the candidates.  Then, do the important thing-- vote next Tuesday.

Something happened last week that still makes my blood boil.  I took a call in the newsroom from a woman who was having a neighbor dispute.  It was a loud noise issue.  She claimed the police department won't help.  I suggested she contact council members in her city, so they can talk with the police department.  The caller claimed she didn't know the identity of the people on city council.  That's sickening.  There's no excuse for that.  Just about every home has a computer, and if the woman didn't have one, there are plenty at the local public library.  Take a walk to city hall.  Get the names.

Democracy is not a passive activity.  You have to work at it, and if you don't want to work, you're going to have bad, unresponsive government.

See you at the polls.