Friday, January 30, 2015
BLOG FOR FRIDAY
Snow called for today, but only a dusting to 2”, however tonight and Saturday will be extremely cold. The snow predicted for Sunday night and supposedly on Monday may also be light or up to 5” according to what weather reporter happens to be on your TV at the moment.
Neither amount will, as experienced has shown, affect the Council meeting. If only we poor residents could also have a virtual attendance.
Thanks to AJ we will be able to look at the agenda tonight and perhaps the support material. Since the total package ran to some 80 pages for the last regular meeting I question how many Councilors will have read the entire package.
I have been puzzled by the lack of comments to the blogs about the Special Council meetings. Does that mean that the majority of the public accept any shenanigans as the price of being a resident? Or are they so browbeaten that they have become indifferent?
One of the great media changes, as Bernice noted, was that the print media non longer concerns itself with being the watchdog or even the voice about New Jersey politics. That has become a task falling to the volunteer bloggers.
Most bloggers try to be impartial and objective in the accounting, but it is true that certain prejudices may color the reports. My experience is that those biases are justified by the events. It is up to the reader to form his/her own opinion from reading various accounts; and to react accordingly.
The comments to a blog are important, however there are those who use that privilege anonymously to be propagandists. Although I will post almost all I receive there are some to be rejected because of language or unacceptable personal attacks.
I will consider any long document at the writers request for posting as a guest blog. That is my choice not a right of the writer. Of course it can not be anonymous and I must have a phone number to confirm the writers identity.