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Needing a keeper

It’s a bad idea for me to be away from home without a keeper. I am the first to say it.

There is no way to explain the trouble a mild mannered person like me can get into without that little voice, that scowl of disapproval, there to keep you on the straight and narrow. And if the lady in yesterday’s article was a poster child for a happy marriage, I am the poster child for bad behavior.

Today, my head feels like it’s going to bus open. My stomach is churning and even my hair aches. Every single on of them.

I am a bad man.

Why do we do these things to ourselves? Explain that to me. Please explain that to me!

How is it that a supposedly intelligent and versatile man does not know when to go home and go to bed like a good little boy? Why is it that he sits at the bar and talks about1 things that have no impact on anything that matters whatsoever? Tell me. Tell me why.

I have always operated on a theory that a greater Force is guiding us. When there is a disturbance in that Force, then things go out of kilter and these things happen. The problem is that most people are not in tune with the Force. Only certain people feel and respond to it and because of that, these things happen. And when they do, that is when you are in the condition that I am as I attempt to pass on my few and measly words of wisdom.

On a much larger scale, I see that the McKean County Commissioners are still involved with the on going battle with the Solid Waste Authority, aka, the Garbage Dump.

We should have sold the thing when I got the offer. But as usual, even though only I was guided by the Force, no one listened. I didn’t know anything.

At the same time, Weaver was guided by his own selfish interests, and Stratton, guided by what came out of his cows and not the milk, either, knew more than me. Now the chickens are coming home to roost.

We are only a year or two away from the place being closed down by state mandate. And when that happens, the state is not going to bail us out on the 13 or 14 million dollars that will still be owed. We will be left with an expensive hole in the ground filled with garbage that we will be stuck with forever and forever paying and paying and paying.

Not even the financial genius, Al Pingie, will be able to bail us out of that.

But what does Al care? Al claims that the days of balanced budgets in our county are over. Were you aware of that?

Someone needs to call him out on that. Someone needs to question him over that statement in a public meeting and find out why government can’t live within a budget.

Unlike me, Al is not in tune with the Force. Also unlike me, Al probably doesn’t need a keeper. But be that as it may, the county does and the Three Stooges we have in Smethport today are in no way, shape, or form anywhere close to being that.

No. They are the worst thing that has ever happened to the county. They are individually and collectively liars. They have broken their campaign promises to the people time and time again. But like the sheep that the people are, they ignore all of that. Ho hum.

Taxes increase. So what!

Pretend we have tourism. That works!

They promised night meetings around the county but Larry the Lionhearted is afraid. Someone might ask him a question that he can’t duck and what would happen then? So instead of living up to his promise, Larry and the other two Stooges change from having meetings every week to every other week, thus denying the people the access to government that they are rightfully entitled to.

Yes. On days like these, I know I need a keeper. I hurt all over because I exercised bad judgment. NO PROBLEM.

However, the county needs a keeper, too. The county is hurting more than I am and no one knows it. No one seems to care either.

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