Sunday, June 27, 2010

What is it like to live in constant fear?

With Ginny and Mary I sometimes wonder what it is like to live in fear of everything. Today Mary is afraid of some kind of business forum put on by the WBSD in conjunction with local businesses. Her problem is that instead of a "forum", the meeting was structured in such a way as to be a one-way conduit for "government bureaucrats taking the floor and telling the community how to run their businesses and what agenda to follow". A simple scan of the agenda shows this to be totally false, but Mary doesn't let that get in the way of her agenda.

A quick breakdown of the meeting shows that the organizers went so far as to ensure that that the local schools and business got almost EXACTLY equal time!

10 minutes - Introduction (neutral)
20 minutes - WBSD vision (school board)
20 minutes - EDC vision (business)
20 minutes - Focused discussion (given the items discussed this seems neutral)
20 minutes - Round Table discussion (lean school board)
15 minutes - City of West Bend vision (government)
15 minutes - Business Vision for city business (business)
30 minutes - Round Table discussion (lean business)
10 minutes - Wrap-up (neutral)

For those of you keeping track at home, that actually is more minutes in the pocket of local businesses.

Ugh. Click here to read the full fear.

1 comment:

  1. Mary, like Ginny, doesn't post any comments that disagree with her. Sad for someone who talk about transparency so much.