Friday, February 20, 2009
Moron the Conway Selectmen
One might think that after yesterday's newspaper debacle, they'd be smart enough to just shut up. Alas, one would be wrong.
Crow Dickinson was visited at his cave and asked if he was sexist, and bellowed "Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn." This is a man that was sent to Concord as a state rep for 30 years. Why would the voters support such a buffoon? Did they vote for him just to get him out of town for half the year?
Selectman Larry Martin voted to fund Starting Point. Thank you, sir. Selectman Mark Hounsell owned up to his mistake, and has spoken quite intelligently on the subject of domestic violence. Thanks, Mark. Selectman Dave Weathers was smart enough yesterday not to answer his phone, so he did not compound his stupidity the way Dickinson and Bob Drinkhall did.
This quote from Drinkhall is in today's paper, the story, "Are the Conway Selectmen Sexist" by Andrea Osmun:
"I firmly believe people have to learn to take care of themselves," he said. Regarding two of the children's organizations he did not support, Drinkhall asked, "Why should a person who is struggling to survive and pay taxes pay for day care for someone who's not their own?"
Regarding Starting Point, Drinkhall said the organization receives funding from eight different sources.
"I'm not opposed to them. They do good work, good deeds," he said.
However, he added that an attorney stopped at his home Thursday to thank him for voting against funding for Starting Point, because the organization has acted "one-sided."
"He was relating stories to me about Starting Point and said even if a male had been the complainant, Starting Point would still counsel the woman," Drinkhall said. "It's one-sided. I've heard that more than once."
Two things, Bob:
Starting Point works in the schools to educate kids, so that hopefully they won't grow up to be abusers. They also support and care for battered women, and women who have been raped. If your mother, sister, daughter were raped would you tell them to learn how to take care of themselves?
Why should we pay taxes to pay for something that is not our own? Because that's what we do in a community, Bob. Community. That's when people pony up for the common good. That's why we support the police force and the fire dept. with our taxes. That's why we pay for public schools, ROADS, libraries, water, sewer - all of these things benefit the common good.
Women are part of the community, Bob. Women are taxpayers. Hell, women are even voters, which I expect you'll find out if you run for office again.
Posted by susanthe at 10:13 AM