Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Don't Get Angry All You Volunteers! Make plans to be at the swearing-in ceremony this Friday at City Hall

The swearing-in ceremony for Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell, and Commissioner Andy Amoroso will be this Friday at 5:30 in the City Hall commission chambers.

From likely the same editor at The Palm Beach Post who created the 'curfew' nonsense is the newly coined meme "financial support" in this last Lake Worth election. Whatever you do Don't Get Angry! This tremendous victory was much more than 'financial' as anyone who was part of one or more the campaigns can attest. Probably more volunteer hours were logged in this election than any other in recent memory.

Expect the obligatory editorial soon about the influence of money in elections while at the same time the paper is imploding from the lack of financial support in their own institution. One of these days, hopefully soon, the paper will learn that their not-so-clever editorializing of news stories is really angering a lot of people. Don't hold your breath though, it's an organizational dysfunction that will take a long time to fix.

Anyhow, here is a link to the online edition and below is what appears in the print edition of the paper today (3/16) following last night's landslide re-elections of Mayor Triolo, Vice Mayor Maxwell, and Commissioner Amoroso:
Have you ever been to the Blue Front BBQ? You should have lunch or dinner there one of these days.
In what can only be called the newspaper's "Dewey Defeats Truman" moment, below is what appeared on the Post's website yesterday afternoon prior to the landslide victories:
Does the word "disconnect" come to mind?
Here is an excerpt from the article by one of their staff reporters (one that made it through the latest round of newsroom staff cuts):
     [Todd] Townsend, a self-described green anarchist, said environmental issues such as Lake Okeechobee discharges are what continue to bring him out to the polls. 
     As far as the primaries, Townsend said he voted for Bernie Sanders. 
     “I like Hillary. I’ve always liked Hillary. But I’m voting for Bernie,” he said. A woman, who didn’t want to give her name, said two of her biggest reasons for getting out to vote are overdevelopment and building heights in Lake Worth. 
     In her 11 years as a resident, she ["A woman"] said she’s seen private companies try and come in and build up the city and is worried the current officials may make the beaches private with all the development. “We want to keep our beaches public,” she said.
The beach was, is, and will forever be a public beach. Here are the facts about building heights in Lake Worth:
The silver lining in the City is those red and white signs that have littered our City for so long will be going away real soon. Like Mark Twain said. . .
The red and white lie in Lake Worth. You can say the truth put "on its shoes" and caught up.