Chase Ritenauer – The peasants plea- Sir Knight what will you be ?

December 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm 20 comments

art work Scott Bakalar WoM

Fanfare blares through the night ringing across the land heralding the arrival as the “knight in shining armour” -we are all looking for in this damsel of a distressed city- rides in on a wave of hope!

We want you to save us ( possibly from ourselves)”

We want to be proud to hold our heads up

We want jobs, safe streets, good schools, honesty, transparency, chivalry, communication, no playing the game of the snuffleuffagus of suck-ups and integrity- NO MORE POLITICS AS USUAL”

Chasing a Dream; Ritenauer takes oath of office (with videos)

Ritenauer: ‘I’m ready for ‘tough decisions’ (with video)


The peasants cry and cheer a new beginning- a new year but always at the back of the mind “the age old fear”

Oh! please don’t let our wonderous knight in shining armour turn into just another tin man……….

ED NOTE: There is a lot riding on this noble steed- and although the rear end of a horse serves a very important function in its existence , we would rather be associated with the opposite end….. just a heads up from “that woman” aka the “witch riding dragon who waits” to breathe fire on those that pontificate and negate the trust placed in them!


Entry filed under: a Cow -elle opinion, city of lorain, men of substance, personal opinion. Tags: , , .

The Fish that soared- and the name is “Dirt” -A Chris Miss ” tail” continues Gabriel Miller – The Missing Moonbeam -2011

20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aka mozart  |  December 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I feel like we are spectators at the Great Coliseum in ancient Rome…and we cheer “Maximus…Maximus.. Maximus” as we wait in anticipation for this Noble young Gladiator to.enter the arena, ready to fight against the lions that are humans in disguise.

    The swords are and to the point. The steel is worthy and sparks fly when they battle….and the crowd cheers yet louder…MAXIMUS…MAXIMUS!!The “game” has now begun.

  • 2. Joyce  |  December 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    He’s already talking about raising taxes, good God are we in trouble. I hate to say it but if he doesn’t have better changes than raising taxes, this will be another one term mayor.

  • 3. Grammy  |  December 29, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    It’s hoped the young knight will find advisors that have more to offer than “do as I say, . . .” The old guard needs to give way.

    Sorry Joyce, but nothing runs without funds. Do you work for free? Does free pay the way? Mayhaps taxes are not the definitive answer, but lets give him a chance. If it’s a choice, hopefully he will allow the citizens to make it, not the same old, tired “quasi-rulers” who have not shown us that they know best.

  • 4. becky smith  |  December 30, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I just adore your blog. You have such a way with words and thoughts. I agree with Grammy on this one!!! We need to see what this young, eager, highly educated man can do. I am hopeful that the city will take a positive turn. It sure is time. There are always those who will pass judgement before he has had a chance to put his plan in place. I hope he puts in place a nice, well rounded crew of young excited educated thinkers. This city needs to be put into the 21st century with the skills attached. Collaboration, creativity,communication are all part of the skills needed to move this city ahead. I think we shall see this in the near future.

  • 5. Joyce  |  December 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Grammy I get paid because I produce something. Government takes from the system it doesn’t produce anything or make any money. Just this year I had 6 city workers in my yard repairing a water line. Four watched while two worked. At one point six watched while 2 worked. Any city worker you talk to will tell you there are plenty of people getting paid and not doing anything. And the need for four assisant mayors, really? Our problem isn’t collecting money it’s spending money we don’t have. Increasing debt isn’t the answer. So much money is spent on worthless projects. When Chase proves to be the same product in a nice shiney new wrapper we’ll have a come to Jesus meeting. I know you have hope but this city is past hope, we need action.

  • 6. Steve martinek  |  December 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Exquisite, my friend!

  • 7. Dennis Lamont  |  December 30, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Dear Joyce, In my humble opinion Lorain is a place where automated garbage pickup doesn’t work because the people in Lorain don’t want it to work (look all around you). It is symbolic of the disease that the people of Lorain don’t want Lorain to work (they know it can’t be done). I am surprised that light bulbs work in Lorain. Not that you don’t have a point but it just doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the problem.

  • 8. Grammy  |  December 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Joyce, let’s just give him a chance before we denigrate him. Maybe he will change things, but since he was ELECTED, let’s give him a chance.

  • 9. Grammy  |  December 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    And, as far as the city workers watching other workers, work, that my friend is the status quo for most government jobs in this area. I have watched that same scenario for at least 40 years. Nothing changes when city workers get together to do a job. They believe they are protected by their “contract”. That is indeed an area that “supervisors” need to look at and CORRECT.

  • 10. Joyce  |  December 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    He of course has his chance and I can’t stop that. But I’m sitting here watching, waiting and we’ll see what happens. I however don’t share the blind hope.

  • 11. Grammy  |  December 31, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Hope is all we have to hang on to. Hope for the best, hope for better, hope is a driving force for change. If enough of us have hope, then things can and will change. If we give up on hope, what can be left to hang on to that is positive?

  • 12. Joyce  |  December 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I believe the Jews had hope right to the bitter end. But the Nazis had to be stopped, action had to be taken to stop them. We need action, hope is the illusion that comforts us when we can’t deal with reality.

  • 13. Loraine Ritchey  |  December 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Hope the other four letter word—– I suppose we will have to wait and see. There is baggage and mistrust in this city , and just not in this city … Interestingly enough I was thinking about the Nazis the other day in considering a post on Karma actually and the number of those that were the perpetrators of such horrors who were then protected by the very governments who fought them because of their usefulness to those governments…….. “needs must” and a terrible injustice to every human that suffered under that regime because the great threat was perceived from communisim…… so who is more guilty those that committed the atrocities or those that protected them for their own needs?

    I think there are those of us that walk this planet , like myself , who just canot understand when “needs must” becomes the order of the day with those that are our “powers that be”…..

    A few years ago I was naive enough to say when promoting the passing of a tax that if the local government didn’t do what they said we could hold them accountable……. as I said I was naive……. “the games afoot” but we don’t even realize it is in play usually until it is too late…… sorry to be so dour this morning but this is what happens when trust is lost and I have become one of the” prove it” of the great unwashed……

    I will wait and give a young man a chance ……

  • 14. Bill Sturgill  |  January 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Happy New Year to everyone on this blog. Thanks for all your comments positive or negative. I for one will give Chase a chance, however I have no illusion on what is going to happen when he has no money to do the things needed for this city. I think most are thinking like me, if your in a no win situation its time we change the rules. I pray this economy turns for the best, its been down for a long tim. Lets hope 2012 is a good year for us and not let lack of effort or support be the reason it isn’t…

  • 15. Grammy  |  January 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Sometime grand ideas take time. Perhaps if government officials took a small step back, looked at the monies available and used them to get the most done with what they have, the citizens might give them some more. The proof is in the pudding be it city, state, national or schools.

  • 16. Rich  |  January 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Something has to happen in this city! Look at what’s going on…absolutely nothing. As the administrations of the past driven
    right through without looking? Look around….watch as you drive…
    keep your eyes open…there is alot more that is going on that people see……we cannot cover everything with “roses” or the
    hope that ‘jobs are on the way’.

  • 17. Dr. Tammy  |  January 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    For those who might like to ask the LCS Super anything about their budget or changes in LCS politics! See below:

    The Lorain Negro Business & Professional Womens Club is sponsoring a Speak Up – Speak Out program on Saturday January 14, 2012. The program will include Mayor Ritenauer and his staff along with Lorain City Schools acting Superintendent Ed Branham. The event will be monitored by Morning Journal Editor Tom Skoch. It will be held in Lorain City Council Chambers located at 200 W. Erie Ave. in downtown Lorain. the program will run from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public – ALL are welcome to hear Mayor Ritenauer & Superintendent Branham share their thoughts and plans for the new year 2012.

  • 18. Lisa  |  January 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Dr. Tammy, thank you very much for sharing this event with everyone. I’m looking forward to hearing what these gentlemen have to say.

  • 19. thatwoman  |  January 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks Tammy I will run it as front page toward the end of the week

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