Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Nov. 12, 2012–The Bridge To Nowhere Is Really A Bridge To My House

The Bridge To Nowhere Is Really A Bridge To My House

It’s sad, it’s so sad

It’s a sad, sad situation
And it’s getting more and more absurd
It’s sad, so sad
Why can’t we talk it over
Always seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word.

Elton John and Bernie Taupin
“Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”

It may seem crazy, but I have finally figured out why Mayor Smith is so adamant about renovating that old dilapidated bridge near the Riverwalk.  It is a peace-offering to yours truly.  And all this time, I have missed this peace-offering.

Why else would he be so committed to such a bizarre project?  True, the Riverwalk is on one end of the bridge, but the only thing at the other end of it is the proverbial pot of gold – my house. So, there you go.  Mayor Coach Bobby wants to make amends with everyone’s favorite ex-chief of police.  A multi-million-dollar olive branch to say “I am sorry.”

Otherwise, the whole project makes no sense. Mayor Coach Bobby’s announcement at the Riverwalk surprised so many people; even Lowndes County Supervisors President Harry Sanders had no idea what the heck Bobby was talking about. The news was so strange that no one had a clue what the heck was going on.

Being at the proclamation that day and knowing Bobby well, I figured it was just the result of playing football for so many years without a helmet. But, in the end, I was wrong. Mayor Coach Bobby was a prophet.  He knew that, one day, our partnership would dissolve and he would have to say he was sorry.  What better way to say you’re sorry, than by giving me my own personal bridge?  As Elton sang, “Sorry seems to be the hardest word.”

Maybe I missed the message, because ever time I see Mayor Coach Bobby he will never say hello or even give me a friendly nod.  Maybe he just feels bad that he does so much crazy stuff and that if he doesn’t make eye contact, I won’t write about the fact that he interferes with ever agency in the city and bullies all of the employees unmercifully.

Maybe he hopes that all the citizens will sit idly by, while he runs the town into bankruptcy. You know – an unnecessary bridge here, 4,000 pot holes there, and what amounts to a $100,000 soccer complex mistake, when the city has no money.  At least we can say that we have a bridge to walk on.  And, if we don’t get those additional bathrooms at the soccer complex, soon, the bridge may be a place to go to… well…you get the point.

With an election on the horizon, it will be interesting to see if Mayor Coach Bobby can go into the community and explain all of his shortcomings. It will be intriguing to see what happens to him when a viable opponent comes to the forefront and Mayor Coach Bobby has to tell the truth, if he is even capable of that feat. It is a legitimate question, and everyone who knows Coach Bobby know that facts are not always part of the equation with our dear mayor. (See Issue 1 of The Real Story)

So, these are the questions facing our fair city. Will we set idly by and let a man of zero integrity continue to run the city and bully and intimidate all of the city workers? Will we watch the city go into bankruptcy?

Those are our options. And, it is time we look at who profits from our city and takes advantage of the power, and remove them from power.  And, those are the facts, Jack.  Do something in May or watch Columbus get flushed down the toilet. Period.

In the meantime, Mayor Coach Bobby, thanks for the bridge. I love the Riverwalk and you just made my life a little easier. And, let’s just say, it’s not the first time.

Oh, and by the way, Mayor Coach Bobby, no one is fooled by your act.  Everyone is aware that your family members are always getting in trouble and you love to try to run the Columbus Police Department. And, that needs to stop, ASAP. It is making the entire city want to vomit. So, cut the mess and just do your job, if you even remember what that is.

I don’t mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence
But I can’t feed on the powerless when my cup’s already overfilled
But it’s on the table
The fire is cooking and they’re farming babies, while the slaves are working
The blood is on the table and their mouths are choking
But I’m growing hungry
I don’t mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence
But I can’t feed on the powerless when my cup’s already overfilled
But it’s on the table
The fire is cooking and they’re farming babies, while the slaves are working
And it’s on the table, their mouths are choking –

Temple of the Dog


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3 Comments on “Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Nov. 12, 2012–The Bridge To Nowhere Is Really A Bridge To My House”

  1. Sylvia Williams Says:

    A bridge repaired before pot holes and basic structure is money not well spent. Again, common sense and politics seem to be brutal enemies. Compare the bridge repair to building a home, the roof is not built before a foundation is formed. Therefore, why repair a bridge that your car can’t cross because the road getting to the bridge is in such need of repair.


  2. Brenda Says:

    I like the old bridge but I wish they would have fixed it before it got so bad. It is one of the oldest remaining turning bridges in Ms.
    Soccer field was a waste of money. And to build it without parking??
    There has already been a tailgate stolen off of a truck from a person that was there watching a game. This person will probably not go back to watch another game. Not the best area for a soccer field in my opinion. I know I will not go.
    This city is run by idiots just like the federal government. Not going to change because most people don’t see it. They have blinders on.


  3. Bubba Gump (Duh?) Says:

    It’s not going to change because “it’s their turn.” You can run from that fact all you want, deny it all you want, but that is what has happened. Look at this past election, 93% of blacks voted for Obama. Do you think they voted for him because he’s done such a wonderful job, or was it something else? And no, I’m not a Republican. I’m an observer, and I see that America is no longer, and never will be, what it once was, and it is our own fault. The majority isn’t the majority anymore, and the minority isn’t able to make sound decisions, or resist reverting back to its thug roots, so I suggest you brace yourself.

    “Dirty Deeds, done dirt cheap
    dirty deeds, done dirt cheap”


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