Well honeybunch, here we are in October already. Another month that jest flew by the boards. Here in the Asylum by the Sea, the leaves are beginning to turn in earnest, there is a chill in the morning air and things look like they are gonna be heating up as we git closer to next month’s election. As far as things around here, the new office seems to be OK. We are settlin’ in, though, there are still one or two things to take care of in a housekeeping sort o’ way. Other than that, the usual suspecks are around, so you know things are normal.
Interesting. The GOP had its foist primary since Nixon was in office, and it seems like the factionalism and back-biting that affecks the majority party is contagious. Sammy Bluejay came by t’other afternoon to say that assurances to the contrary, there are strange things happening in the Republican Party: factionalism.
Now, that is not a problem when it comes to the Demmies cuz, let’s face it, they make up the majority. The factions, goodness love ‘em, are part of a bigger group, and despite the fack that they are constantly at each other’s throats, people don’t pay much attention. They jest vote with the Dems, and hope that things will git better. We are a community made up of people who don’t much play politics unless they hafta.
When yore the majority, the numbers are perty much on yore side, excep’ when it comes to primaries, then yew hafta git the numbers out – at least to vote for yore side. Herroner, ole Mayor Nancy, got the majority of Dems to vote her way, and remained the candidate.
Meanwhile, the GOP, having about 3,500 registrants can’t have the same luxury. You tick someone off, or they decide to not git involved, and it could affeck the messaging you are trying to bring out. Sammy indicates that the party was really split, and, like the GOP is prone to do in these parts, doesn’t knit back together, but pouts.
Sooooo, effen yew thought the smallish GOP would find common ground amongst its fellow, think again. They are not a happy bunch, and the leadership is said to be unhappy with the results. That could spell trouble — more trouble — for Michelle Gregorio, the standard-bearer.
Speaking of the Demmies, the word is out that a group of O’Brien supporters and Collins supporters have approached the Gregorio campaign. Yew knew that was gonna happen. It always does. Sooo, Dems for Gregorio, or O’Brien Supporters for Gregorio or Collins Supporters for Gregorio are being formed, mostly by way of social media Iyam told via Iva Lootey.
Iva sez that Gregorio’s handlers were approached and told that they can support the candidate, and can do whatever they want…it is a free country (somewhat) after all. I guess the biggest concern is that they might try to work by themselves rather than in concert with the GOP, and that was said to be verboten.
Any and all campaign people will have to work with the campaign – witch is only right. They have a right to help, but they don’t have a right to be on their own. No one knows exackly how that is gonna play out, but one would think that the boys and girls disaffected by the outcome of the Democratic Primary will play by the rules.
Meanwhile, the campaign, setch as it is, is going forth apace. That’s a nice way of saying that nuthin’ much is happening. It’s been quiet. One would think by now there’d be some fireworks, but not so much. Effen this turns out to be a rose garden campaign, where the incumbent don’t hafta do much, then there is no need to go any farther, cede the election and move on to other things.
If, however, there is a good fight betwixt the ladeez, then we’re ready for a good campaign. Unfortunately, it’s not been sooner, but later that we’ll see the aforementioned fireworks. Gregorio is the outsider lookin’ in and has to force isshew and force debate. Rossi is the incumbent and don’t hafta do much but present her record, and say things about staying the course – which she has done.
Let’s hope thing git a bit more dynamic than they’ve been soooo far.
Well, it’s another week, and another no show for the developers of the Haven. As I have told yew before, the developers have been very close to the vest when it comes to tellin’ people whot they are going to do, effen they are gonna continue with the development as outlined, or whether the plans have changed. The people in the Actors Colony are jest as flummoxed as the rest of us. We are told then when questions are posed, they are met with a deafening silence and glare as if asking the question is some offense against humanity.
Tennyrate, whilst we’re all waiting for the thing to begin, what is there is exposed to the elements and is being taken over by Mother Nature. It’s very interesting to watch how vegetation just creeps along when no one is paying attention. Though, if asked, Cobina is sure the homeowners adjacent to the plots of land are paying very close attention.
Over the months we’ve had fires. There is a large contingent of various vermin, and there is always the problem of squatters trying to hole up in one of the abandoned buildings. With the coming of the colder months, we can see an uptick of that you can be sure.
Sooooo, the question before the house is when – even a nice guess would be interesting – the bull dozers and back-hoes or even a wrecking ball will be seen in the environs of Water Street in the next little while? The homeowners wanna know, the taxpayers wanna know, and the people over in the Actors Colony definitely wanna know.
And whilst we are at it, we can always ask about Beach Street. Madame Olga was glaring into her crystal and sez that she sees something, though she ain’t sure what. That’s always refreshing. One would think Her Spookness would have an idea.
Tennyrate, it seems that old Olga sees that work is being done to make sure the street gets lifted up seven feet…though that is still months in the offing. The city announced a few years back the state wants to lift the roadbed up so when hurricanes sweep through as they did a few years back, the pipes and setch under the road don’t git exposed. It was quite something when it happened.
One wonders effen that’s the reason the sale of three or four former business sites are being delayed or not happening at all. The former Chicks, Debonair and Captain’s Galley have been vacant for years, and up for sale, but nobody seems interested. Meanwhile, like the Haven area, the buildings are exposed and unused, at least as far as the Debonair and Chick’s. That means the area is literally going to seed. Grass or weeds growing in cracks in the pavement, the place starting to show the wear of no maintenance, and the whole area looking rundown.
It would be nice to know that things are moving along in some respect so that things can get finished sometime before the century turns over.
With that bit o’ chatter, I’ll close this time till next, mitt luff und kizzez,