Anyone else get to attend the weekend confab between Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry and County Chairman Jason Davis? Me neither. So much for open, transparent, participatory government in the sunshine, huh?
One might think that a matter which has generated this level of community concern, discussion, newsprint and interest might warrant – I dunno – a public meeting? But no – Henry and Davis know what’s best for you. They don’t need your goddamn input, and more important – they don’t want it. In fact, the public’s participation in local/county government is anathema to these assholes – you are a hindrance to their self-serving “plan”, a turd in their punch bowl, and they certainly don’t need the opinions of a bunch of rubes. Know your place, dammit. Conform to your role, John Q. All they want or need you to do is pay for it! Open your wallet, you working stiff – give it up, or else!
And hey, City Commissioner Rob Gilliland – while you’re patting yourself on the back over your cowardly capitulation to the County Council – here’s a piece of advise: I PAY COUNTY TAXES! YOU CANNOT EXCLUDE ME FROM COUNTY SERVICES – LIKE BARRING ENTRY TO THE PROPOSED HOMELESS SHELTER FOR MUNICIPALITIES WHO DON’T KNEEL BEFORE THE COUNTY AND PONY UP MORE MONEY! You scumbag. You elitist, exclusionary asshole. IT’S MY FRIGGING MONEY THAT’S HELPING TO PAY FOR IT – GET IT!? Even more bizarre is City Attorney Marie Hartman’s stellar advise that Gilliland’s suggestion is somehow “plausible”?
MARIE – DO YOU THINK VOLUSIA COUNTY IS SIFTING OUT DAYTONA BEACH TAX DOLLARS TO PAY FOR THE SHELTER? DO YOU THINK TAXPAYERS FROM OTHER CITIES MIGHT HAVE SOME FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE PUBLIC FUNDS AND LANDS ALLOCATED FOR THIS SHELTER? YOU HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT EXCLUDING OTHER MUNICIPALITIES FROM YOUR PUBLICLY FUNDED SANDBOX IS “PLAUSIBLE”?
Where in the hell did Marie Hartman get her law degree? Where was she the day they taught law in law school? You have an obligation to speak the truth – to let self-serving, stupid politicians know when they have crossed the line. You sniveling sycophant.
In my view, the likes of Henry, Davis, Gilliland and the rest of these zeros wouldn’t know real leadership if it jumped up and bit them on the ass. We are royally screwed – and we’ve got no one to blame but ourselves. We keep electing these incompetent shitheels to important offices, then act surprised when they ignore us, line their pockets at our expense, direct tax dollars to influential insiders, mismanage important issues until true crisis results, and generally ignore the core needs of their constituents.
If politics is the art of controlling your environment – we, the people, lost. . .
As time moves on, it’s becoming patently clear to everyone that this “homeless” debacle was orchestrated and directed by a common resort town grifter, “Pastor Mike”, and that equally greedy bastard Josh Wagner, Esquire. Mark my words, kids – this entire sordid mess will become clear as spring water the minute our elected officials and their puppet masters decide who is going to get hip deep in the $4+ million that’s being set aside to warehouse and service the “homeless.”
If Wagner’s in-laws can get $600K to renovate the County Council Chambers – do you think he’s not going to get his filthy snout in this multi-million dollar trough? Unlikely. Josh Wagner represents the lowest of the low – he is a shameless scumbag who has no more concern for the progress and welfare of the citizens of Volusia County than a broke-back snake. I hate everything he stands for.
Folks, this is our wake-up call. Take a look around you, Daytona Beach. Look hard at the Beachside, Ridgewood Avenue, Downtown, East ISB, your tax bill, your children’s school, the crime rate, YOUR BEACH, etc., etc. – and ask yourself: I’m I better off? Has there been one single, solitary improvement to my life and community under the “leadership” of Derrick Henry and Jason Davis and their respective administrations?
Clowns masquerading. Sickening.