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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
VOTE Today in Michigan's Primary Election
VOTE Today! It's a Primary Election in in Michigan, Or You May Miss Your Bus
Photo Rendering Image of First SMART bus
IF YOU failed notice, a TV “blitz”
is underway for the past fortnight extolling Virtue, Morality and Public Duty
from all of us. One ballot Proposal requests a millage hike to ensure the ongoing
viability of SMART to serve the tri-county area for years to come (2017). The
Chief Proponents appearing in the commercial with passage, new buses will be
purchased. They avow their allegiance to the elderly, and disabled have access
to reliable transportation. In addition, as an added community services those
working poor residing in Wayne County will experience mobility to pursue jobs as
domestics and landscapers in Birmingham, Bloomfield, Mitt’s Cranbrook and
Proponents for the millage
weighed choices of circus barker and could not muster a clear winner. They needed SE Michigan's heavy hitters. Therefore, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, (a lifetime of infallible
election exceeding Pope Benedict II) along with first timer, Macomb County
Executive Mark Hackel appear together in the political AD.
They take turns
extolling the SMART system and its’ critical need for their county’s residents.
It is not that I oppose the millage increase to replace aging busses, I just
cannot stop smiling as this 30 second spot loops during Click On newscasts. I
just do not believe that Mr. Patterson ever willingly used public
transportation (with possibly one exception of sheriff patrol).
As newcomer, Mark
Hackel, appointee as second in command to his father in every job he held, he
then fathered the Macomb Water Patrol to protect Lake St. Clair. He encouraged
the purchase of essential equipment to the unit, jet skis. Hackel’s SMART move
to follow was to take the lead ski in this daring endeavor. If nothing else, I thank them both for the memories and a smile.