We certainly hope that everyone enjoyed celebrating the special day of Christmas this past weekend.
Beyond that - well, we must turn once again to the evil that dwells in our county. On Christmas Eve we were exposed to yet another article by the express times that brought nothing but disgrace and shame to our great County of Northampton.
The article discussed a question posed by a Councilman to a Councilwomen in form of a note during a meeting last October 8. While we're not privileged with the actual content of the note, ET printed that the note had one word on it "bribe?". The question mark clearly indicates that it was a question. So what’s the big deal? Well, we find it rather interesting that someone, especially the person who initiated the RTK request would make a big deal out of it, after he himself has been witnessed on at least one occasion passing a note to the councilman at the left hand end of chamber, and then down to others. The reason we find it interesting is that no one considered it wrong when the blogger did it, including the blogger himself.
It is quite evident that the ousted councilman has bought the fabrication publication - that does not surprise us. What does surprise us is the Council President's comment that he considered the question "poor Judgment" - so the next question we have to ask is: what exactly does that mean? Are we to understand that our council men and women cannot seek each other's advice or opinion? And that to do so it must ONLY be done behind closed doors? Let us point out that there is absolutely no transparency when they conduct any business behind closed doors.
Our opinion on this matter is that the issue raised on Christmas Eve is utterly ridicules. We actually believe that the intent of the paper publishing on this timing was merely to cause humiliation and anxiety to the officials involved during a time that they should be concentrating and celebrating a sacred day - shame on the blogger, and greater shame on ET for fueling such nonsense.
To the blogger we say: (and we don't mean to cause you any anxiety) Don’t forget that your brief is due on January 3...don't be late. ;-)