Not much posting today, unfortunately. Your crack editorial staff is still nursing something of an intellectual hangover following yesterday's mammoth post about La Puerta del Sol and States McCarter.
But, since you asked, there are a few things on our minds today.
First of all, we're terrible people. Local blogger and potential ACC Commission Candidate Jmac has been a regular AP commenter, and has been saying some pretty nice things about us over at his blog. Somehow, we forgot to add his link to the ol' blogroll. It should be up now, and we apologize for the oversight.
Speaking of States and LPDS, there's been some speculation on the ol' blog here that States' opposition might be, shall we say, racially motivated. For the record, we think he's got an agenda, but it's not that agenda. Now you are entitled to your own opinion, and we're glad people are talking about this. While we don't think there's a racist angle here, there is no doubt that, to paraphrase Andy Rusk, race is the two-ton elephant in the room, as far as local politics go.
We think that States just has a bad case of NIMBY-itis, and call us idealistic, but we'd like to think (we hope at any rate) that he'd be just as stubborn and cantankerous if it was a guy named Wilhelm wanting to open up a multi-use schnitzelgarten. Or a guy named Hamish, wanting to crank up an all-you-can-eat haggis bar.
The final point on the LPDS stuff for the night is this: If you haven't emailed your commissioners (two, just like boobies), then you're letting them off easy, regardless of which side of the issue you're on. And apropos of that, we're considering keeping a very unofficial whip count here on the ol' blog of how the votes are going to fall come October 4th. To that end, the first person in each district (district 8 doesn't count, for obvious reasons) who emails us with a response from a Commissioner indicating how they're leaning, will earn our undying gratitude. We're also looking into getting some AP swag (or possibly tchotchkes), so that might be in the offing too.
The current LPDS whip count is:
1 opposed (McCarter)
1 presumbly opposed (Dodson, based on McCarter's email)
Help us out here.
We'd also like to extend a laurel, and hearty handshake, to the fine folks who have been keeping us in the anonymous source business. Thanks!
Ok, that's it for now. We'll post some more tomorrow. Look for an exciting new investigative report from DiDDY entitled, "What's Really in David Lynn's Lint Trap?" (Hint: It's not Carl Jordan's lighting ordinance)
Should be a good news day.
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