Re: Police Detail slashed in transportation refrom pitch
Dear Your Excellency Gov. Deval Douche Bag
Apparently trying to live above the poverty line makes us greedy. Sure, some guys on BPD and MSP are raking in $200K, and I'd agree that's a bit much, but I dare the Globe or Herald venture out into the 'burbs and take stock of the low salaries that float around. Unions have been negotiating with details for years, and taking them away sets collective bargaining positions back decades. But who complains about details? The yuppie townies who think we should be kissing their fourth point of contact for our jobs. Eat my ass.
But don't let it fool you; the timing of this ting was deliberate as was the approach. Notice they're only mentioning secondary roads. What a great way to remove the largest police bargaining unit in the state, MSP, from the equation.
Of course Sen Prez Murray doesn't like details of any kind, and why would she? One of my good friends is on the job in a town adjacent to where she lives and scans the neighboring PD's freq. Apparently, she had her local PD calling out local checks on her house every 30 mins for a few days during the gay marriage debate. As the Senate Prez, don't you thing a MSP Protective Services Detail would be the best way to go? God, what if the press found out. Maybe when I take away the rights of the people to vote I should ask my PD to give semi-hourly checks on my place, too.
Sure, Murray, DiMasi, and Deval stand up and preach how wasteful details are without posing a solution to an issue the governor himself stated was an important issue...the low pay of municpal officers. (Nov 1st, 2007 - 96.9 WTKK "Ask the Governor, pt. 4" @ 4:09 min - see below for link) Funny, where's the governor on the "independent issue". Sure, I'd love a raise instead of standing in the road flapping my arms like a bird. But it'll never happen. "No doubt about it", huh. Kudos to that wife from Waltham with her articulate argument. F#$% Margery Egan and her patronizing to the governor and the caller; she's written more negative detail columns in the Herald than anyone else.
In the end, I'm gonna feel bad for my brothers who have already said they plan on losing their homes if thing thing passes. But I'll also feel bad for my court's magistrate, who's a good guy. He'll simply be spending now until his retirement only hearing CMVI appeals.
It's 3AM. Thank you all for reading my rantings, as incoherent and jumbled as they may be. I am going to bed now.
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