|The most difficult part of being a council member is not blowing your cool and punching out the many nut cases that continually testify against everything and anything. Whatever you call them contrarians, nitpickers or senile, there's no getting rid of them.|
Check out my opinion article in the 01-22-13 edition of the Kaua'i Garden Island news,"County Council members have patience."
I Finally came to the realization why our county council member's make $58,000 a year for what is deemed a part time job on paper.
I live-stream the county council meetings on my computer and with an HDMI cord connected to my TV watch all the council meetings live.
The most difficult part of being a council member is not blowing your cool and punching out the many nut cases that continually testify against everything and anything. Whatever you call them, contrarians, nitpickers or senile, there's no denying them.
Our council members have turned into behavior psychologists by keeping their cool when every instinct would be to knockout a good majority of the one's testifying. Week after week of having to listen to such garbage as,"if Jay Furfaro is the chair, why isn't Tim Bynum the couch?, or my favorite used by quite a few,"you guys should all be tarred and feathered..." Council members hold back in their retorts for legal reasons and in hopes of re-election with not wanting to offend anyone. However you know they are aching to retort with wise cracks such as , if we were tarred and feathered we'd look just like your mother.
I believe our council members should earn honorary doctorate (PHd) degrees for the sole fact of keeping their mouth shut when every human instinct would say otherwise. The constant stammer of residents repeating blah, blah, blah and yada, yada, yada would drive me crazy.
I don't often compliment politicians, however I must congratulate the Kaua'i County Council for all they have to put up with. In closing I would like to say blah, blah, blah and yada, yada. yada...
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