Woot! Woot! The parade is still happening, but it has been turned over to the peeps.
Paul must be feeling pretty good, kudos from DaCola twice in one day.
Mayor TenHaken has changed the name of the 4th of July celebration and has officially made it about Independence instead of Narcissism.
I guess I was a little surprise to hear that today when I have often thought it was a donation from Smithfield and city employee volunteers handing out the grub. I’m wondering when this changed? Don’t get me wrong, maybe there still was a donation of meat, but I started getting suspicious when I saw Tony’s Catering show up with their vans.
While I think it is a nice gesture to hand out the pork sandwiches, I think there should of been more transparency about the fact it wasn’t a handout at all, just more of Huether’s propaganda machine at work.
Yeah, I know, should I be really surprised by the lack of transparency? $15,000 to make the mayor look good but we can’t afford to expand bus routes. Go figure.
UPDATE: Here is a cost breakdown for the $15,000
Utility bill inserts
The meat is donated by Smithfield and Sunshine prepares it.
Here is me, about 20th in line for a pork sandwich, waiting for the mayor to drop the hammer. I found it ironic they herd us like cattle to eat pig.
My sad attempt at being a Fireworks photographer.