BAD BLOG! BAD BAD BLOG!!
More and More I'm noticing that blogs seem to be either nicey, nicey, or downright rude. Not that I have anything against the nicey, nicey blogs -- my wife has one and she really is that nice, folks -- it's just, well, I can't go there.
Well, I can't go COMPLETELY there, either. Hopefully.
But....I suspect I'm more in the Bad Blog camp. I just want to have fun, and express myself. So, I'd like to be able to react in an honest way, and I do like hearing about things....
As evidenced by the following gossip.
Tami Sawyer has had one colorful career. Waitress, serial marriager,then real estate agent. Come to find out, (from Linda's and my friend Karen) she was a business neighbor of ours for awhile. She was a partner in Bare Elegance, (Insert Dildo Joke Here) a store next to our store in the Mountain View Mall. But neither Linda or I remember meeting her.
Also, from a friend who met her in a Christian singles group, she was partners for awhile with a guy who tried to start a all-ages club, but had to skip town when he got over his head. I vaguely remember that fiasco; all ages clubs have been tried over and over again, but almost always go wrong.
Do gooders, gone wrong.
The Dark Side of Bend growth, I guess.
Or, I prefer the word Liberal. Linda once had someone express surprise that she was a Democrat. "You can't be! You own a small business!"
It seems like I come down much more on the conservative side when it comes to local spending issues. The goals of BAT and Juniper Ridge and Tower Theater and local funding for arts and the local shelters and urban renewal and affordable housing -- they are all laudatory, but....
...at least locally they seem to be mishandled more often than not. Maybe that's the way of all progressive aims. Still, I think these things need to be funded in advance, if we truly want them. Vote for the BAT, if that's what we want. Vote for the Tower Theater, if that's what we want.
Instead, they always seem to be Trojan Horses. Started with great fanfare but without adequate support, and then followed by cries of...."We can't let it fail. All the money and effort would go to waste?"
So I find myself in support of the progressive aims, and kind of a naysayer about how they are actually accomplished. Bah.
See what I mean?
4 days ago