Last night, less than an hour after the Rec & Park Commission meeting considered Sky Track #large echo & trumpets#, a bizarre posting appeared on a Facebook Page with the City Logo that reads like an oil company trying to claim environmental brownie points after running an oil tanker into a reef full of penguins:
The capstone of the posting: "The City of Davis and its staff work diligently to ensure a vibrant community that enhances the quality of life for residents, families, children and students."
Oh please. Gag me with a spoon. Make me vomit. I'm heading to the vomitorium to hurl chunks.
Who wrote that, and why? What is really going on here that the City has that written in an hour, and up on the web? It's too perfect. Why would a City website post something so vomitously self-serving? That's not what cities do . . . they are government, not private. Cities shouldn't make proclamations about how great the city and its staff are. I've met several great City staff btw. This isn't about how great or not great any particular staff is. It's about the fact that it is not government's place to toot it's own horn -- and we should all be asking: why is it doing so in this case? Something is rotten in West Davis.
And why is the City providing a forum so City residents can get into a Facebook war? So assholes can berate and belittle the neighbors for what, having an issue with the constant sound of metal grating on metal? I had no idea the degree of vitriol from users and abusers of the zip-line. What part of 'metal grating against metal' don't you people understand? This isn't rocket science, it's not even sound science. We all fucking know that metal on metal and a constant grating noise next to where we live can destroy daily life. That isn't a sound you just get used to. We don't need paid sound scientists to use meters and numbers to justify my love when we all know whatever the damn meter says that 'metal grating on metal' is an awful sound. I have not been so disgusted by some Davis people since the Trackside defenders.
More on the Facebook forum There are those playing the 'envy card' -- 'you own a house!' - imagine the gall of someone owning a house in Davis :-|. There are those playing the 'you hate children' card, even though they say they never minded any of the sounds or children playing or shrieking in joy -- only the grating of metal on metal. There are those playing the 'you get special treatment' card, even though the Krovozas and others are getting shat on by asshole zip-line users/abusers and City government. There's the 'you knew there was a park there when you bought your house' card, even though the Krovoza's pointed out repeatedly that they moved in next to a park and had no problem with that, the zip-line came much later and that is the only and specific noise issue. Metal on Metal!
And why is the City now a propaganda machine? Not that many years ago if I wrote to the City Council, two or three Councilmemebers would write me back with their personal response. Now an 'information officer' sends me a pre-packaged response about how my email was sent to all the Councilmembers. This is a new position paid for with your taxpayer money, and what we get is pre-packaged pablum. Now the propaganda machine is expanded to bizarre City-serving Facebook posts with forums for citizens to berate citizens. The City isn't a corporation that needs a slogan that it "enhances the quality of life for residents, families, children and students." Why are we putting up with this shit?
That meeting last night was bizarre. Truth is lies. Words are reality. Coneheads roam City parks. All that virtual meeting proved to me is a lot of people got dropped on their heads as infants.
Anyway, have fun playing 'Spot the Flaming Davis Assholes' as you read the comments in the Facebook page :-|
P.S. Why do we call it Sky Track with capital letters like it's some special thing with a proper name -- instead of "that fucking zip line" ? :-|