Some final thoughts on the Munson administration

While I could go on and on about some of the things Munson did (pulled) during his administration, I will leave that for another day.

One of my biggest disappointments had nothing to do with taxation, overspending, reckless growth and development (which ironically grew our city’s boundaries, population and it’s property tax coffers but has had a stagnant effect on our working class citizens).

His lack of transparency and being able to take criticism really has troubled me the most. It seems Munson believed that after being elected that he was immune to dissent. That is silly on so many levels. That is when the REAL criticism begins, on your inauguration day. I can’t count the number of times he has gaveled me and other citizens at public meetings and threatened arrest for practicing our free speech rights. It’s sad really, that after Munson’s many accomplishments and failures I will only remember him as a politician who could not listen. He even reinforced that stance in the final words of his state of the city address in which he commented that he didn’t like ‘politics’ in city government. Like I have said a million times before, everything you do as a politician is ‘politics’ and we as a citizenry have a right to question you, every step of the way.

Good luck Dave in whatever you do. I hope it is something in the private sector.



11 comments ↓

#1 Plaintiff Guy on 03.26.10 at 6:34 pm

Ah, you’re too kind.

He’s used Home Rule unconstitutionally to go after citizens in an evil and criminal way.

In my case, I wrote 2 letters that were printed in the Argus. One was camera tickets and I don’t remember the other. I’ve fought this dictator for 4 years. He had code enforcement cite me for something that is not a violation. There were 4 hearings and one constitutional court case. After $40,000, still no result.

At least now he can be subpoenad. Like everything he did or stood for, it will also be one huge lie.

Anything I can do to make his life miserable, I will. When he dies, I’ll be there everyday waterboarding him with piss.

#2 Plaintiff Guy on 03.26.10 at 6:40 pm

I’m not sure what will happen to his plaque near the falls. It’s going to need a full time security guard.

#3 Plaintiff Guy on 03.26.10 at 7:30 pm

Oh! Oh! Oh!

I’ll run for mayor in 4 years and sic the gestapo on him.

I never wanted anything to do with politics but to make Munson’s life pure hell for the rest of his life, I’m in. I’d want to repeal Home Rule but I’d wait at least 4 years and keep poking away at Munson.

That’s what’s wrong with Home Rule. If you’re king it just works so well for you.

#4 Plaintiff Guy on 03.26.10 at 7:32 pm

Munson should know I own 2 Toyotas and they tend to get stuck doing 100 MPH. Especially if he and I are are going through the same intersection.

#5 l3wis on 03.26.10 at 11:24 pm

Settle down.

I think you are giving him too much credit. I think Munson just let his department heads run amuck, and if anyone questioned it he said, “Don’t be so negative.” The guy is clueless. Clueless to history, clueless to economics and clueless to the US Constitution. It’s kinda hard to blame someone for problems when the don’t know what is going on. It’s kinda like GW Bush. Everyone knows Cheney pulled the strings, now GW.

You are fantasizing about the wrong person. Don’t you have some microwaves to sell or something?

#6 Plaintiff Guy on 03.27.10 at 6:40 am

He was dictator at a time when citizens were looking for the strength of democracy.

A lean cycle is here and ongoing. During good times, Munson was playing in the sandbox with a network of insider contractors. We’ve got some expensive play pretty’s but nothing that built up infrastructure. My Toyota’s won’t go 100 MPH because potholes prevent them from going anywhere.

In this city, it costs more to fight to preserve your constitutional rights than it does to run for mayor.

Microwaves are selling well. Enough cash flow to go into state court. The unofficial but organized class is growing.

#7 Plaintiff Guy on 03.27.10 at 6:53 am

On a lighter side:

Vote Palin for Rodeo Queen

#8 anominous on 03.28.10 at 11:59 am

Ever think of starting your own blog, P.G.?

#9 Scott on 03.28.10 at 12:10 pm

I’d read a PG blog.

#10 l3wis on 03.28.10 at 4:30 pm

He owns the Domain already, he outta go for it.

That reminds me, I need to post a guest post of his.

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