TWO BEE(s) and NO B—- BEE- A Stinging tale- Lorain City Council Continued

March 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm 2 comments

wann abee

I could not face another round of the posturing and pontificating – I knew the plot already-

The star performers on this one it would be a repeat of regurgitation

Bees! Bees! Hark to your bees!
“Hide from your neigbours as much as you please,
But all that has happened, to us you must tell,
Or else we will give you no honey to sell

The Bee-Boy’s Song by Rudyard Kipling

So I will paint thee a picture as an audience member ( one who is paying for the tickets to enable the City of Lorain and those who govern) – one who watched the theatrical fracas and one who also reads between the lines 😉
keeper chase

News coverage here

Work deal repealed in Lorain Evan Goodenow

Approval came after three rancorous meetings this week Gates blocked a Monday vote and Richardson blocked a Wednesday vote — in which about 200 union and non-union workers packed the normally sparsely attended meetings. Several police officers were on hand to discourage fights……..

Morning Journal:
Lorain council scraps PLAs; Turns down project labor agreements for public construction jobs (with video)- Rick Payerchin

However, the PLAs also required workers of winning bidders to join their respective labor unions after seven days on the job, Ritenauer and Falbo said.

The union membership added to job costs for non-union shops, Falbo said. The requirement also could be unconstitutional, said Safety-Service Director Robert Fowler.
Overall, the PLAs discouraged companies from bidding on the work, Ritenauer said. Fewer bidders could lead to higher prices from companies that did bid, he said.

And , I was right , it was regurgitation the three bees- Gates, Lucente and Richardson were all abuzz and in and out the hive

Brian Gates ( 1st Ward Councilman): a no! – no show – no! played his walk -on to the hilt- he pontificates his lines with all the petulance of promises 😉

As council prepared to vote, some people walked out and called out “Brian Gates for mayor” ( Morning Journal)

the gates bee

The night’s actions were the perfect example of why Lorain’s leaders earned labels of being dishonorable and dishonest, Gates said.

After the meeting, Fowler bristled at the notion the city administration would purposely not enforce contracts.
“It attacks my integrity as a public administrator and the morals and ethical values as an individual,” Fowler said. “It’s very troubling.”

slow go bee

Councilman Lucente- 6th Ward ( nice man, if a little slow in delivery at times) was also a no!- no- show- no! however he at least made his speech and left the stage ( if not exactly leaving the audience wanting more he “cast” his vote’

butterfly  bee

The same could not be said of Council At Large Tony Richardson– he has the bigger part as he represents all the wards- including mine- as Council at Large-

Richardson was a “No Show- No- and DUNNO KNOW-( can’t vote don’t ask me )

( Personal critique for Tony- one way or another – you would have had respect from this critic- had you voted No or Support; I would have applauded but you did neither – you lacked the ability to play a leading role and faded off stage …

while Councilman Tony Richardson said he would not cast a ballot on the issue. Morning Journal

At-large Councilman Tony Richardson abstained to protest not being allowed to propose a compromise measure Chronicle

Ah! the cast of characters will be up for re-election soon but I will predict -there will be a return engagement !


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Lorain City Council Chambers -A tale of two passions —— The Cardinal “letter”- H for Hypocrisy- pappish style

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  • 1. aka/mozart  |  March 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    oh yes there was a buzz in the aire for sure..more so on wednesday night than last night.

    On Wed..Mr Joe Thayer (Bigger than thou Bee) was buzzin with his camera taking pictures of council memebers as if he were on a photo shoot for a swimsuit edition for “union demonstrate illustrated” and shaking hands as if he were the proud father of a brand new union baby…minus the cigar….but Thayer seemed to be hiding in the hive last night…no visible buzzing from him…standing on the sidelines so to speak..maybe the honey pot was not looking so sweet?

    Gosh..then there was bumble/fumblebee Gates…good grief…who wrote that speech for him?,,and how rude to interupt the mayor while the mayor was speaking. All i could hear was the creepy heaving breathing into his mike as he was trying to speak….with the final applaud from the worker Bees…cheering him on…Hale to the new Queen bee” oh my….i am alergic to bees and now it is getting scary.

    Fianlly we had boo~hoo bee…who first didnt show on Monday night…reasons unknown…then on Thrusday night thru a hisssy( more like a kitty than a bee) because he did not get to state his amendment…so…boohoo bee,,,just stung it to council and did not even vote! coward bee….perhaps boobee should join the worker bees and let someother bee, have a seat in the hive.

    But where oh where was the “B” of all “B”‘s?????? >/<

    Well..loraine..look what you have started….i can't beelieve it…you have stirred the honey pot again…thank you! made me laugh.

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