Monday, March 19, 2007

Misguided Wilmette Trustees

The misguided Wilmette Trustees need to be recalled if the Backyard Conservative has it right. Or maybe even abolished. Word is that the Wilmette Trustees have adopted the Kyoto Protocols. Why? The United States signed that long ago, they just never pushed it to treaty status. Of course, treaties are pretty serous stuff--you might have to go to war over one, and the people who worry about greenhouse gases avoid the military like a plague. As a matter of fact, they are generally against any war at all, making treaties even riskier. Is this just a move to take our minds off the fact that we could have killed ourselves on those unplowed sidewalks a few weeks ago?

Generally Treaties are the stuff of nations, not local governments who don't seem to be able to deliver basic services. Maybe if the Trustees paid more attention to what is going on locally, the quality of life in Wilmette might greatly improve. A recent home invasion, burglaries, and wholesale disregard of the traffic laws are now common occurrences in Wilmette. Add to that the trustees genuine support for large teardowns (which are as contrary to greenhouse gas emissions ideals as could be), their lies about Mallinckrodt (all those promised tree replantings are lies--it's all cement out front) , and their general lack of local focus on local issues make this group a very bad lot, indeed.

Update: At this lenten season, we are reminded of the lament in Jonah "Is there not an honest man in Ninevah?" Thank God we have one in Wilmette, village President Christopher Canning, who voted against the above. The trustees leading the charge to join the Nations of the World (rather than focusing on local matters which sorely need attention) were Jim Griffith, Lali Watt, and Joanne Aggens. Joanne Aggens is up for relection. Don't vote for her. We need trustees who care about the quality of life in Wilmette.

The picture above at the right represents Kyoto's previous claim to fame, professional careers for ladies.


Blogger JB Powers said...

I am with you on lack of focus on local issues, but am a bit lost on teardowns.

Many of the new houses being built in Wilmette are very beautiful, and replace worn out, uninsulated houses built on the cheap during the depression.

Shouldn't we applaud the trustees for not botching up the new houses coming in?


Mar 19, 2007, 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger Nancy B said...

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Mar 19, 2007, 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

When it comes to teardowns, sll I am seeing is big behemoths that dwarf their neighbors and steal light and air. I KNOW you are looking at more buildings than I am and with a more accomplished eye. Ever think of doing a series of posts on that? With your new focus, it would be interesting and I know I would enjoy the commentary. I am all for giving credit where credit is due. Just because I haven't noticed any human size houses sure does not mean there aren't any. I wouldn't even mind if you did a post in answer to my charge, which you believe is incorrect. I have an open mind on this one, and I am willing to learn.

I published a link to your blog dated March 18, so you will have to scroll down. I love the expanded coverage. Will you be continuing to do this?

Mar 19, 2007, 12:25:00 PM  

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