Friday, October 22, 2010

Arlington Planetarium - From Embarrassment to Fiasco

Hello Ms. Yupette,

I'm a Democrat and I'm fed up with my party and with county government. The failure of the school system and county government to raise $400,000 to renovate the Planetarium is beyond being an embarrassment, it's become a fiasco.

In case you wondered, $400,000 is less than 1/10th of 1 percent of the school system's budget. The County Board thinks nothing of spending $60,000 for underwater art and $460,000 on the planning phase of beaver pond restoration.

But never mind the school system and county government. Where are the civic-minded citizens of this County? Where are the REITs? Where is the Chamber of Commerce? Where are the local media? Lining up at the County Board offices for corporate welfare. Or, telling us how we should lead our lives (special mention to Scott "Big Mouth" McCaffrey).

It's outrageous, but understandable, that School Board Democratic Party activists Libby Garvey and Sally Baird should go to Jim Moran to get federal funding for the Planetarium. The School Board is just another sub-committee of the Arlington County Democratic Committee.

Ms. Yupette, I am following your recommendations and voting for Ron Fisher, Kevin Chisholm, and Miriam Gennari on November 2nd. Thirty years of Democratic antics are enough.

9 Comments:

At 22 October, 2010 , Anonymous Pikester said...

Sally Baird and Libby Garvey should be off the School Board. They are nothing but facilitators for Chris Zimmerman and ACDC,

 
At 22 October, 2010 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Want to save big $$$$? Fire Arlington's Minister of Propaganda Diana Sun and her staff. All they do is churn out PR propaganda when they're not wasting tax dollars applying for meaningless awards.

 
At 22 October, 2010 , Anonymous parent said...

After 4 years it's evident that Sally Baird's first priority is Democratic politics.

 
At 22 October, 2010 , Anonymous Larry - 22205 said...

Speaking of the media, when I was a kid 30 years ago the local AM radio station used to support fundraising for a dozen good causes like the planetarium.

 
At 22 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt the School Board makes major spending decisions without the County Board's approval long before the projects are proposed.

 
At 22 October, 2010 , Anonymous Barbara said...

What do you expect from County Government where elected officials are, in effect, elected for life?

 
At 23 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think NASA would help out, now NASA is finally rid or the Space Shuttle Program.

 
At 24 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

School Board idiots are also elected for life.

 
At 24 October, 2010 , Anonymous Joan - 22207 said...

Did you hear what the citizens had to say at yesterday's County Board meeting? Funds are routinely stripped from basic needs and given to the County Board's pet projects and fellow pig people. It will be worse now Miss Piggy is back as County Mismanager.

 

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