The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Thursday, March 15, 2007


We found this fun, little number buried on page 7 in Tuesday's Record (Shawn Charniga).

The Rensselaer County Legislature will pass a resolution rescinding their 2005 pay-hike. Supporters of the resolution argue that the last-minute pay increase sends the wrong message to Rensselaer County kinder....wait a minute, we're on the wrong page.

Our County Legislature appeared set to vote on a resolution expressing concerns over a Jackson-Hewitt ad that uses trailers from the Nicholas Cage movie, "Ghost Rider." Cage plays a leather-clad, motorcycle-riding ghoul with a flaming skull for a noggin.

The objection is that the ads make fire "appear cool." If the poster to the left is any indication, it doesn't make fire look cool. It makes it look way cool!

Whether the resolution passed or went down in flames, we say "It's about time!" Our County Legislature has spent far too much time raising their pay and our taxes. The plight of flaming skulled ghouls has been forgotten, to our shame. Anti-Ghoulitry still remains acceptable throughout large parts of the nation. This is an important step in the right direction. We haven't witnessed this type of leadership since the Italian Army invaded Abyssinia.

And for the kids, just say no to flaming-skulled ghouls.

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