Friday, August 13, 2010

Dumb Dumb Dumb

This is Pat Casey's speech in support of allowing out of towners to hold positions on Fall River city boards like the redevelopment authority. And, I think she gives permission for anyone to trespass on her lawn.
video

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yup, that is what she said. Sometimes I don't thing the councilors even know what they are saying. The really and truly like to hear themselves talk.

And please, somebody, tell Eric Poulin to stop repeating himself when he speaks!

Lefty said...

Oh dear God.....

Why would we open our arms to having people outside our community serve on boards and panels?

Certainly we should be open to input from such people. Maybe we should allow it in instances where someone has a demonstrated interest in the community but even then why wouldn't we want the Mayor and City Council to scrutinize that interest? If someone from outside our community is really interested in serving they should welcome the opportunity to have Fall River verify that interest and safeguard the city's best interests.

Pat's neighbor analogy is way off base. By all means come and visit. You know what if you have some suggestions on how to make my yard nicer feel free to offer them. However I draw the line at giving you, my neighbor, the power to decide how I should maintain my yard and what I should plant. For Pat to think that anyone who wants to serve on board has only the best interests of the city in mind and nothing else is nieve. Hell we have a city councilor that many STILL suspect has the interests of him and his family's business foremost on his mind.

It's bad enough that these boards are stocked with people who have influence and money. They should be stocked with the average Joe citizen. Maybe we should set it up like jury duty where your name gets picked at random, as long as they're Fall River residents

Anonymous said...

ooooh, I like that idea Lefty! Let's ask Pat Casey to propose it as a resolution. Then maybe we can take up another three hours of city council time debating it . . .

No seriously, Lefty, it IS a good idea.

Pat has become the new Linda. She talks and talks and talks and knows not of what she speaks.

Now we have three such councilors. Linda, Pat, and Leo. Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

bigsam27 said...

my brain just tried to kill itself after listening to that rambling mess

shamrock said...

My apologies bigsam27, I was reckless in not putting a warning on this video.

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I would listen to Poulin over Casey or any of the other councilors any day of the week. But yes he does repeat himself at times which I can tell you from being a Psychologist is a tell-tale sign of certain types of personalities including those who are confident in their ability to persuade others.

With some types of personalities the repetition is an idiosyncracy but I do tend to wonder if he does it on purpose as a strategy or tactic or if it is by happenstance and idiosyncratic.

Certainly a lot of voters in Fall River seem like they need to be hit over the head with facts and to hear them over and over again before they start to actually sink in. If it is done purposefully then it is masterful but if not then there certainly are those with far worse speech patterns in elected office in Fall River. I happen to think Mr. Poulin is one of the few bright spots although that may not be saying much given the state of Fall River politics and its politicians.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you about Eric. I meant that he would be more effective as a communicator if he would say it less than three times. Succinct and to the point would be more easy on the ears. I am just afraid that people will stop listening if he keeps doing it.

If he were running for mayor (and I would vote for him) I would suggest that he work on that pattern as it is annoying.

Eric is a bright light in a room full of dull bulbs.

Anonymous said...

The stars of the council are obviously Joe and Linda. If they weren't then they wouldn't have been picked to be the leaders of the group.

WTF?? said...

A bit off topic, but let's get this straight - not a single city councilor OR the herald news called for Brian Bigelow to resign from his position. What the fuck is wrong with these people?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they all have their skeletons in their closets?

Anonymous said...

Earth to Pat...the Mother Ship is calling you home.

Lazurusisus said...

WTF?...

Fall River gets more and more like the bar from Starwars......


If it's STOOOOPID, It's Fall River!

Anonymous said...

I love the way lund tries to pull his head off during pat's harangue, keep it comming shamrock!

Anonymous said...

We've seen Dumb & Dumber. Now we have Dumbest.