Limited posting

I had hoped to get back to blogging after the election. (As it happens, I retained my contested seat.) However, last weekend my slicing machine mistook my little finger for a cucumber, so my newly bandaged pinky interferes with typing.

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And speaking of elections…

You may find some shining examples of public servants here and there; overall, however, the people who have decision-making power at the local level in this country are not terribly bright. And for the most part we have absolutely no idea what they are doing.

That’s from ginandtacos.com’s Ed.

I like to think that I’m a bit smarter than the average bear and don’t fit the above description. The voters barely agreed, as I won with a much smaller margin than my two previous victories.

And if people “have absolutely no idea what [local elected officials] are doing,” it’s likely the result of just not paying attention. Most public institutions, including the one with which I’m associated, post volumes of information on their respective websites, from minutes to budgets and everything in between.

That said, our local newspaper is conspicuously absent from the political entity I help govern. Journalistic cutbacks yielding a dearth of reporters.