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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gus Blackwell rips Treasurer in Harper County Journal article

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Look at the following verbage that was used in a recent article that was published in the Harper County Journal.

Treasurer believes that the law is unconstitutional
Treasurer simply chose to disobey the state law
doesn't have to follow the law
Treasurer again chose to ignore this law
blatant violation of law
Treasurer would still be in violation of state law

They seem to have a negative tone as they stand alone. No one noticed the tone of these words. No feathers even became ruffled.
Yet when similar things have been written regarding Buffalo’s elected officials there is a perceived outrage. What gives?

These selected words came from his Capitol Corner article that is publish by numerous area papers. Gus, who also is an elected State Representative, can rip one of our elected officials and probably didn’t get one email from anyone from Buffalo. When you read the full article it is obvious that he is upset with the State Treasurer. Nonetheless, he is showing zeal about something he believes in. I am “okay” with this. I like his passion and I appreciate him for having it. If only we could be just as “okay” with people that have the same passion about our very own city government.

Note: The selected verbage that was used for this post is specifically selected parts of sentences that appeared in the article and its context shall not be construed in any way to be applicable to our city officials. This was done for illustrational purposes only.

Friday, April 17, 2009

POOL TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER?

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Apparently Joe has misunderstood The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Because of the title of the act, he must think that it is only applicable for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Because of this error, it is yet to be determined if the municipal swimming pool will get the required drain modification to be properly permitted for this summer's swimming season.

This act is actually a federal requirement. Oklahoma is the 46th state of the union. This union, which is commonly referred to as The United States of America, has its own form of government. This regime is known to most as the Federal Government. It trumps state governments. Since Oklahoma is a part of that union, it has to participate and follow the rules that are set out by the federal government. What they say goes.

So instead of opening the pool before Memorial Weekend, last year the lower the bar standard of Fourth of July opening was met. With this trend the Labor Day Weekend opening must be the new bench mark Joe has his sights on.

Those are the big three Holidays of the summer so plan your vacation package accordingly. Virginia is for Lovers is a popular tourism and travel slogan. If you do go to Virginia you will be right next door to the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. Check it out while you’re out there. That’s where the Federal Government is located that actually enacted The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

FIRE HYDRANT DILEMMA

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I added circles to the fire hydrants to highlight the coverage areas or more importantly the lack thereof. This is for informational purposes only. It may or may not actually represent the fire departments ability to protect your property. This is not intended to point a finger at anyone for allowing over half of our fire hydrants to get to the state of needing complete replacement or repair.

IT IS TIME TO QUIT PUSSY FOOTING AROUND THIS PROBLEM AND SEND OUT FOR BID A CONTRACT FOR THE NEEDED REPLACEMENT OF THE FIRE HYDRANTS IN THE MOST UNPROTECTED AREAS OF BUFFALO ! (all caps is considered to be voicing something strongly or quite simply YELLING)

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INSIDE BUFFALO FIRE HYDRANT ARTICLE

UPDATE APRIL 16, 2009

Anonymous said...
Anyone know where we stand on the fire hydrant issue? According to the map one that isn't working is by my home......

FYI

THESE TWO FIRE HYDRANTS HAVE BEEN LAYING AROUND FOR A LONG TIME JUST WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DIG A HOLE AND INSTALL THEM.

MAYBE SOMEONE HAS JUST BEEN WAITING FOR A RAINY DAY TO GET
(AROUND TO IT)

BUT THEN AGAIN, IT MAY BE HARD TO FIGURE OUT JUST WHERE TO BEGIN INSTALLING THEM FIRST.

For a quarter you should be able to get a copy of the "secret document" at city hall of the most recent City Manager's report that explains just what exactly has been done since the last meeting in March regarding the fire hydrant issue.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009