Where is Mayor Paul?

To tell you the truth, I really don’t care. I think all mayors have a right to take a night off, whether that is for a ‘date night’ with the wife, or to look in the mirror and take selfies with his latest trucker hat. I really don’t think the mayor should be running the council meetings anyway, so good riddance.

Before I get to his absence, I have to tell you watching the discussion about a city ordinance about political signs in your yard with the city council meeting tonight is extremely laughable and a waste of time. The 1st Amendment protects political speech, and if you want a political sign in your yard for 100 years, the city can’t do a damn thing about it. Get over yourselves.

As for PTH, I really didn’t pay much mind, but the ‘rumors’ have been flowing in, here they are and take them with a grain of DaCola;

• He is on his yearly trip to Haiti for missionary work. Good for him. I also hear a local bank is funding the trip. Also, good for them (if true).

• He is at home avoiding an uncomfortable conversation about refugees and discrimination. Can’t blame him. Having public conversations about these things takes courage . . . that’s why my chickensh*t ass is at home watching this online. But I was very proud of this city tonight, and the testimony given. Embracing others is something we should all strive for.

Both resolutions passed as I suspected. And some people understood what I meant about having more ‘teeth’. It means budgeting for education programs that combat hate and discrimination. Councilor Brekke brought this up, and I am glad she did. I actually was very impressed by the conversation, but what most should understand is the freedom you were allowed tonight to speak on this issue is truly what it means to be American, freedom of speech. It gives you the right to denounce these things, it also gives those who hate us to do the same, unfortunately. I stand by what I have been saying about this over the last week. Use your rights to change minds and to educate others, but don’t limit your dissenters. Because the louder you are, they will soon be drowned out, and they will realize they have only abused their rights to send a message of self destruction. I know it is corny, but only Love conquers Hate, not speeches or resolutions.


#1 Steve on 01.14.20 at 8:28 pm

Perhaps he is going with the Governor to DC. Everyone knows he enjoys rubbing elbows with the elite.

#2 D@ily Spin on 01.14.20 at 9:39 pm

Ten was interviewed for AARP magazine this month regarding separate bus service without a schedule. He could be on his way back from national attention. This mayor is but something for his resume. He knows this and wants to hide from damage created by Huether. Forthcoming mayors can institute repairs he’s ignored. He’ll move on with more undeserved history. The mayor that fixes city government and debt deserves respect but he’s yet to come.

#3 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.14.20 at 10:18 pm

“He’ll move on with more undeserved history.”

Boy, isn’t that the truth? Well, written!

( and Woodstock adds: “He’s going to go far in life, but I am just not sure what he’s going to do, when he gets there”….)

#4 Moses6 on 01.14.20 at 10:55 pm

Feel like the mayor only worried about himself and his buddies in the city council .Go Streyle.

#5 "name in quotes for no reason" on 01.15.20 at 4:14 pm

Still 1000% better than Huether.

#6 l3wis on 01.15.20 at 7:09 pm

It’s pretty hard to critique someone who doesn’t show up. At least bowlcut punched the time clock.

#7 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.15.20 at 8:22 pm

I smell a Thune Haken apologists in the room.

#8 The Guy from Guernsey on 01.15.20 at 10:26 pm

In the absence of PTH, did the Human Relations Commission slide verbiage into their resolution to grant consideration to LGBQTIA+, or nah?

#9 “Name in quotes for no reason” on 01.15.20 at 10:29 pm

Scott, are you honestly saying you’d rather have Huether as our mayor? I know you’re not a TenHaken fan, but seriously? Huether was easily the worst mayor in our lifetime.

#10 That's weak on 01.16.20 at 7:21 am

“Niqfnr” history shows it does not take long to discover hiding from the press and public and hiring unqualified people does not make you a better mayor.

#11 Conservative Here on 01.17.20 at 9:41 am

I am not a PTH fan but, even if Paul played Hookie for 4 years he would be better than Huether. The “punching the time clock” is not a ringing endorsement as he did a lot of damage working “overtime” to screw this city out of a lot of money. So I would take PTH all day everyday over Bowlcut.