The budget workshops have finally ended but not without some head-scratching moments. We were going to go over some of the highlights but the details were sadly fairly mind-numbing and you can go to the city’s youtube channel to watch them yourself. To summarize, it’s fair to say that more money is desperately needed, but it’s not coming. It’s also fair to say that one of our aldermen has a pretty hot temper. About nine minutes in, the bubble gum yell begins. Go ahead. Watch it.
“Emotion is always the enemy of wise statesmanship.” – Stephen Kinzer
We would advise the appointed alderman to remember that if he has aspirations of ever actually being elected, he would do well to remember this."They Might Not Want Pizza, They Might Want Bubble Gum",