First...THANK YOU to all members of County Council who voted on Thursday August 16, 2012 to accept the AFSCME/NorCo contract. The vote was 8-1, Barbara Thierry being the only no vote.
With regard to Mrs. Thierry's vote...respectfully we say, she normally appears confused and not sure of what she is voting on, but last night was even more so. At one point she noticeably ask County Council President John Cusick what a yes or no vote meant.
With regard to the Gracedale contract matter, Mrs. Thierry said that she had to vote against the contract because she represents the taxpayers, huh???
It was as if her memory failed her...she seemed to forget that the taxpayers/voters told her to keep Gracedale by a 3-1 margin. Or perhaps the fact that her puppeteer was in attendance influenced her decision.
Then up comes Ron Angle with his usual arrogant self righteous attitude...making a ridiculous comment intended to insult - expecting some sort of response from his intended victim...receiving none he turned to the audience expecting some possible laughter, only to hear disgust instead. So he turned to face the Council only to see stern faces suggesting: say what you have to say, then sit down and shut up...we don't have all night. And for the first time in recent history, Ron realized that he is no longer intimidating anyone - anymore.
Even Bernie O'Hare appeared uncomfortable when Ron tried to bring him into his idiotic comment, and he actually cracked a smiled when he saw Ron standing at the podium, seemingly shaking his head from side to side. We wonder why ;-)
With two exceptions, and they won't make it when their terms are up should they chose to run...we have a Council that is working to make things better. They will not always agree on everything, but then again, We The People do not expect them to.
Mr. Stoffa and Mr. Marcus deserve an honorable mention for finally realizing they work for us.Oh...wait a minute - did Ron say something about Monroe County? :-)