Hogs at the trough
This piece, noticed by an alert commenter, is amazing for many reasons, not the least of which is that Senator Silvertongue is at it again. The guy is truly our own little George Bush. His quote at the end of the piece is simply stunning in it's cluelessness and the swinish attitude it reveals.
The way this annexation and the entire thing has gone really suggests that they're trying to, and may just, put this over on people in the dead of night before they know what hit them. Vague allusions to "significant" help from the state, a mayor who's clearly lying about when he knew about this and ducking for cover, a senator who started blabbing about this a little too soon for the people trying to put this over's tastes, now turns around and says we don't need politicians spilling the beans, and suggesting, incredibly, that people shouldn't have settled in any rural area in America, because if they did, they should pretty much expect an vast hog slaughtering operation to move in next to them and drop their property value down to about zip.
Democracy, schemocracy. The politicians cut the deals, and everyone... that is, a few people, make out like bandits. The rest of us? We'll just be stuck with the bills and problems and the smell. Like everything else about this stealth scheme, it really stinks.
Rather than quote the entire article by Barb Ickes, just go read it. Amazing