First, hope you like the new look. We decided that it's no longer 2005 and it was time to jump into 2009, with both feet. We painted, got new siding and knocked down a few walls for an open floor plan. Enjoy. Now, back to the show.
Say what you want about failed Democratic mayoral candidate Ernest Everett: He was the pawn of Tom Wade, the Dark Prince of machine politics; He was used to sabotage the Wiltshire campaign; He is a forgery master and can file a false instrument like nobody's business.
All or some of the above may be true. Still, if we had to join a campaign there is no contest. We would have hitched a ride on the Ernie Train.
We recently reviewed Everett's financial disclosures. Just to see who might have contributed to the campaign. We weren't looking for anything in particular. Then we saw his January 2015 Periodic Report. December 15, 2014 must have been quite a day.
First, we start at Kokopellis for a cocktail or two. Then, it's off to Pfeil's Hardware to purchase what? We're thinking a rubber tube and a funnel. Armed with our Pfeil purchases, we're off to Hooters! We scoot over to the Confectionary where we drop a cool $377 and change. Then, a nightcap at the Black Bear Inn and another at the Elbow Room. And that's what we remember. Finally, we return home and try and take our pants off over our head.
Madden may have the D nomination and Wiltshire the WFP, but they never had a Monday night like that!
Which probably explains:
You just don't see campaign pub crawls like that anymore.
In other news, the Troy Police Department has unveiled a new, on-line system to report non-emergency crimes. A good step forward in to the information age. We hope it's not abused because people basically suck. We were invited to review some of the lesser complaints coming from Troy residents:
"Help, come quick, I just saw a squirrel."
"I was killed two days ago and no one has found my body yet."
"My tum-tum hurts."
"Some guy just stole my nomination."
"My kid lost the remote."
"I just saw some dude with a tube and a funnel."