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Isn't there a movie coming out based on Andrew Young's book, THE POLITICIAN? It was a great read.
But, I don't want the videotape released to the public either. Gross.
Your statement about grammar and asking if he is from Robbins....what exactly are you getting at?
Are you insinuating that all those who live around Robbins are incapable of speaking and writing correctly?
I don't want to assume, so here's your chance to explain.
I see nothing negative about this article. I believe it shows very positive traits about the town and the positive conclusions from negative circumstances.
You know...Robbins is a wonderful place. I cherish the time I spent living in Robbins. However, to say that any piece of work, literary or not, that is not dripping with the pearls of an illusionary perfect small town life is degrading, I respectfully disagree. In fact, it is just the opposite.
Had this been an article that DID highlight areas of improvement for Robbins, It would have been helpful because once people are made aware of such issues (or better yet, can no longer ignore their existence) they can take the necessary steps to create a positive change.
In America, the freedom of the press is the chief medium by which the public can be participants in the actions of government. In order to do so, they must be made aware of the real life problems.
Don't get me wrong here, I think that the mass media, in general, focuses on the negative aspects of society and ignore most of the good. It is interesting to know that the number of wars in the world have actually decreased. We only hear more about military action because of the expansion of media and the 24-hour news media. However, that is not the problem here. Robbins does not usually receive "degrading" coverage. In fact, most of the time Robbins receives glowing articles that praise the efforts of the townspeople who strive for economic revitalization.
there are three sides but I have always heard that it is the public side, the private side, and the personal side!
Robbins has lost another asset. Vicky has done a tremendous job.
I was at the meeting last Thursday and had to leave early to go to another meeting. However, I saw enough to see that there appeared to very different opinions on an action item. It seemed evident that two board members (of the 3 present and the mayor) did not have information about the vote before them. When dealing with such figures it is important to know exactly what is being done with the town's money.
I think it is great to have discussion about the issues because it lays everything out on the table. Without clear instructions there leaves room for interpretation for those who execute the desires of the Board. This of course can lead to things happening that were not the intention of the board, or at least some of the board members.
I agree that the meeting was not run as smooth as it should have been. All the discussion that occurred while I was there occurred without a motion on the table. So, technically, all discussion that occurred was out of order. If part of the reason Vicky was let go was because she spoke in opposition to the facts presented by the town manager without being called upon to speak it appears that many others would deserve a scolding as well.
Best of luck Vicky.
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