PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN
A scary man appears before a gathering of people just wanting to go home. His face and booming voice fills the large room, as he spews terrifying words that fill some with fear.
So what did Chuckles talk about at the CB meeting? Some pressing city issue like ENY having the worst roads in the city, and an "asfault allocation formula" that is a bigger secret than the Colonel's 11 herbs and spices or Area 54? A lack of sewer systems south of Linden Blvd, so when it rains it makes locals go shopping for kayaks instead of automobiles? Or how about how DOT has spent tens of thousands of dollars painting a bike icon and directional arrows that no one wants, no one asked for, and does double duty injustice by also offending bikers, who the DOT figures are too STUPID to figure out how to read a ONE WAY sign to figure out which way to ride our bikes?
No, readers, the Chuckster had something else in mind: a diatribe on FEDERAL heathcare reform. We sat quietly, foolishly hoping he would keep his comments to only a few minutes. After 10 minutes passed we noticed several people had their heads down, in what appeared to be silent reflection and reverance for the "Great and Powerful" Councilman...but when they also started rubbing their temples we realized they had their heads down because they were experiencing an exorbitant amount of pain.
On and on the wizard went, talking about socialism, the Canandian and European healthcare systems, how the new legislation doesn't go far enough, how we should not fear criticizing President Obama, and more.
Now before the ENY TRUTH SQUAD addresses that, let's fast forward 20 minutes into the meeting, where representatives from NYCHA came to discuss the recent influx of money to several of ENY's housing developments. And that's desperately needed money for repairs and upgrades. So the Chuckosaurus runs back behind his curtain, begins to pull his levers, and goes into a fear-mongering tirade that would make the Republicans jealous, talking about how we should be afraid of things that appear to be too good to be true, and that he voted NO against it on the council and his wife, the stunningly ineffective Assemblywoman Inez Barron also voted no. He then added that she was the only one in the Assembly to vote no.
Not exactly true, Chuckorama. There were a whole TWO Assembly members that voted NO. You go, Inez! You show them ignorant 148 other Assembly members! Everyone else of the Assembly's New York City delegation saw fit that this was a very good idea and it solved a great many problems. Thank you Inez Barron, for casting your worthless vote, which will surely incur the wrath of the speaker, and ultimately culminating in East New York's continued punishment, an 8 year tradition that Chuckorrino has kept alive and well in the city council.
Now to be fair, let's not leave out the Barrons' principal public mouthpiece, the ever-obnoxious Viola Plummer, recent appointee of Chucko Barron, who once lovingly stated her intent to assasinate Councilman Comrie, and later stated that she was talking about a POLITICAL assassination, an attempt to run behind her own curtain to control the levers of what was perhaps an historically new low in the never-ending stupidity that comes from the mouthpieces of the Barrons.
But let's get back to Plucky-Chucky, because We promised you a visit behind the curtain.
While he was rambling on and on about a federal heathcare program and a state-sponsored housing initiative, let's talk about a few issues more on the local side:
ENY TRUTH SQUAD knows where: We'll be putting our neighbors kids through school, because we'll have to keep leaving the neighborhood for jobs. Leaving the neighborhood for groceries and clothes and medical care. Let's hope we won't need our cars to get to these places because of the potholes and sinkholes.
ENY TRUTH SQUAD
Helping to wipe away bulls--t