Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PSTA Board Meeting - Public Comment a Waste of Time

It became abundantly clear at the PSTA Board meeting that spending time and energy riling at the PSTA Board of Directors hoping for an epiphany is a waste of time.

You can hurl all the innuendos you want all they do is respond in kind through their chairman and everyone comes off looking petty.

All of these so called public servants jumped on the Greenlight train to support their CEO's outside the law actions and their Chairman's undying support for whatever Brad Miller may do.

Interestingly some of them don't know the difference between voting for something and raising their hands in approval.

Why all the unanimous votes? Simple. If you break ranks you will lose that nice plush seat on the PSTA Dias, that little bit of PSTA pampering that makes you feel soooo good, and a day away from your real work.  Don't think so? Ask Norm Roche former Pinellas County Commissioner.

Welch got little hot at the meeting need a fan to cool down.  Probably all that needs to be said.

Rather than go through this debacle again, which really accomplishes nothing, it is time to stay off the PSTA meeting agenda and focus on the street. All of the folks on the dais are voting yes to whatever Miller and Welch want and nothing will change their mind.

I am tired of seeing people attacked for what kind of car they drive, the opinions they have and the positions they take by people whose salaries they pay.

They love Brad Miller and Ken Welch.

The PSTA CEO can do pretty much whatever he wants

The lying will likely continue, the cheating will likely continue, using public funds to convince voters to vote yes will continue and there is not one person in a position of authority that will say or do anything about it.

So from now to November 4th let's just call it what it is.

Greenlight is a $2.2 Billion dollar boondoggle designed to take $130 Million a year and more out of the Pinellas County economy and give it to a public organization run by people you elect who don't respect you or your hard earned money.

If you're OK with that vote yes.

If you're not, get a No Tracks for Tax Yard sign, plant it in your yard and then tell them how you feel on November 4th at the ballot box.

Vote  NO.

That's one comment they can't hurl back in your face.

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  1. I think it's very telling that every last one of you NTFT nutjobs is scared sh*tless that any form of education which informs the public on the facts and the merits of investing in diversified transportation options, will in fact result in a majority of an informed general public voting IN FAVOR of that investment. Which is why you expend great time and energy into cooking up endless lies that confuse and misinform the public. (hello? The same exact despicable tactics have already been employed in the past in virtually every other large city in America)

    All of this complaining, bullying, emotional tizzies, and not a single one of you has ever bothered putting it down on the record exactly what you would do which would improve transportation and economic development in Pinellas more than the Greenlight plan will, at less cost. (not taxpayer cost, TOTAL cost to individuals. The cost of taxes and all of the costs of car ownership)

    I'll give you a hint, there is no such thing. Automobiles driven on roads is the most expensive form of land transportation we've got. And if you didn't already know that is absolutely an incontrovertible fact, then you have no f*cking business opening your mouth about this subject in the first place.

    Where's your better solution? Until you have one, try going to church on Sundays and see what God thinks about selfish, ignorant people who behave the way you do.

  2. "The lying will likely contine." You are ceretainly right about that. And I am talking about the constant lying and inventing of information that the hand full (no more) of NTFTs continue with. The Board supports the CEO because they know the CEO is working is you know what off to improve our community. You who constantly sit in judgement, invent stories, fabricate facts and twist the truth need to get your heads out of the sand and pay attention to what our community needs. If you are sick and tired of being attacked for the cars you drive, the opinions you have, etc. then you should stop mud slinging yourself and perhaps act more appropriately at a public meeting instead of yelling out of turn and insulting people with your nonesense. And your nerve to bring the name of Jesus into a meeting and sling it in the faces of the Board when you, yourself couldn't be farther from him, is downright insulting. Your actions simply tell us all that the hand full of you know you don't have a leg to stand on and you will resort to anything to sway people to your agenda.