Well, Druh Farrell was quite petulant and perturbed about having her senseless plan to close a portion of Memorial Drive for pedestrian use brought up for discussion in city hall. How dare the electorate question the notions of Druh?? How dare people want discourse on issues that we pay for???
Well, despite five aldermen showing common sense and opposing what has to be one of the silliest notions ever to come from city hall, the motion to end this lunacy failed.
The discussion in city hall was nauseating on this one. NDP Bob Hawkesworth actually wrote a sad little poem showing the offense he has taken with democratic exercise. Gord Lowe went even farther and chided the entire room. There seems to be nothing that these overpaid stooges get more worked up about than open discussion of policies. How dare the public try to express their views??
We bring you editorial verse,
Because Ald. Hawkesworth
wrote one that was worse,
about an asinine lark
to make a roadway a park,
that’s sure to make all drivers curse.
There once was a council in tatters,
that gave in to ridiculous chatter
to shut down a road,
common sense was KO’ed
by people who think only they matter.
Brought forward by a member named Druh,
who with her presumptuous crew,
shot down all good reason and made driving treason,
no matter how angry we grew.
Then the jester stepped up from his chair
and proceeded to bellow hot air.
He poked fun at the press
and made discourse a mess
But his limerick was too much to bear.
Opposition was soundly defeated
Ridicule with which they were greeted,
called them all petty,
with the brains of a yeti,
while the victors look simply conceited.
Calgarians do like to party.
When it comes to the outdoors,
But this plan seems absurd,
the worst many have heard.
Why not move it and compromise partly?
So we’re left with a council divided,
just because a few members decided
that what all of us need
is for them to take the lead,
but it’s they who deserve to be chided.
Please bring back municipal sense
and do away with ideas so dense
And while we’re at it,
and political griping
that comes at great civic expense.
Despite nearly universal opposition to this lunacy shown by Calgarians, city council has marched on and forced this idiotic road closure down our throats.
Thankfully, while Druh initially wanted to make these closures a regular thing, it has been pared down to a one day test run.
In August we will see one of two outcomes. The weather will be poor and we will see traffic backed up for miles while belching exhaust due to the road closure or the weather will be sweltering and we will see traffic backed up for miles while belching exhaust due to the road closure.
In both of the above scenarios, we can rest assured that the closed lanes of Memorial Drive will be empty. Nobody will be out in the pouring rain nor will people choose blistering pavement over a river path right next to them.
Aldermanic clown Brian Pincott will now no doubt feel inspired to push further with his notion of spending $250,000 in taxes per year in order to hire an official city poet.
We have little more than a year left to endure this crop of idiots in city hall. They very well may do some terrible damage in that time, but there is hope. Think of how much better this city will be when the self-entitled parasites Druh Farrell, Bob Hawkesworth, Brian Pincott, and Gord Lowe are gone. Losing the organ grinder Bronco would be nice too.