Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Snakes invade Quartzsite Town Hall?
However, critical thinkers might suspect that changing the meeting time to the hottest part of the day, during the hottest part of the year looks suspiciously like an attempt to discourage public attendance. Councilpersons Winslow and Cowell dutifully revealed their secret ophidiophobia right on cue, citing apprehension about the meetings ending after dark...when snakes might be in the parking lot as a reason for the proposed change. Despite Patricia Anderson (who made the motion on Lukkason's behalf) temporarily losing cognition and voting against her intentions, the motion did not pass and the meeting stays at 7 pm.
Now it's the fire department that responds to snake abatement calls, and amazingly, no response calls were mentioned for Town hall in yesterday's article by "naked bookstore man's wife" Joanne Winer:
Snakes at Town Hall? Shouldn't someone charge them with trying to incite a public panic? Of course there's snakes at Town Hall...but they appear to be on the payroll and that's why we need change!
Speaking of slippery reptiles, Police Chief Jeff Gilbert used the time allotted for "reports and announcements" to report his displeasure at being investigated for criminal acts and official misconduct. He publicized the recent dismissal of Officer Josh Starr for alleged statutory rape and reportedly using his Quartzsite squad car to pick the girl up and take her to CA for sex. (Isn't that kidnapping?) and appears to believe it was not a criminal act, but rather a "personnel" issue. Gilbert is therefore now on public record threatening others who may want to come forward with complaints. (That's threat and intimidation under color of authority, for those who are as blissfully unaware as our Chief of Police...and it's a Federal crime!.) So, if you have any questionable conduct by Chief Gilbert or his goon squad to report, and fear retaliation, just post it here anonymously and someone will look into it. I know precisely who to send it to.
Posted by ARfighter at 12:56 PM