|
|
|
Wayne Post
A blog 'for independent minds'
mindless insanity
email print
Comment
About this blog
Opinion page editor Rick Holmes and other writers blog about national politics and issues. Holmes & Co. is a Blog for Independent Minds, a place for a free-flowing discussion of policy, news and opinion. This blog is the online cousin of the Opinion ...
X
Political Views
Opinion page editor Rick Holmes and other writers blog about national politics and issues. Holmes & Co. is a Blog for Independent Minds, a place for a free-flowing discussion of policy, news and opinion. This blog is the online cousin of the Opinion section of the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass. As such, our focus starts there and spreads to include Massachusetts, the nation and the world. Since successful blogs create communities of readers and writers, we hope the \x34& Co.\x34 will also come to include you.
Recent Posts
June 16, 2014 12:10 p.m.
June 16, 2014 12:10 p.m.
June 15, 2014 6:10 p.m.
June 13, 2014 6:10 p.m.
June 13, 2014 6:10 p.m.
By Rob Meltzer
Oct. 15, 2013 6:16 p.m.



It wasn’t bad enough that a perfectly good school building, Sandy Hook Elementary School, is being torn out of some kind of superstitious fear now that the Bogey man has walked the halls, but now we’ve hit the point of unbelievable madness. Here’s what the AP says today: “When the old Sandy Hook Elementary School is demolished, building materials will be taken away and melted down in an effort to eliminate nearly every trace of the building….Contractors also will be required to sign confidentiality agreements and workers will guard the property’s perimeter to prevent onlookers from taking photographs or videos.” Said a member of the Board of Selectmen, “We’re going to every possible length to eliminate any possibility that any artifacts from the building would be taken from the campus and end up on eBay.” Then there is this gem: they want to “protect the privacy of the families and the Sandy Hook community…”

First of all, that community doesn’t own the building. That building was paid for in large parts with state and federal money. And gobs more are being spent to replace a building that is perfectly serviceable to anyone who doesn’t worry about cooties. This is government money that is being wasted hand over fist for what?

If they want a new building, I can’t think of a greater public interest than financing the wasteful expenditure by selling fragments on eBay. What a typical government knee jerk reaction—let’s waste tons and tons of tax payer money for no reason, and make ourselves sound like Legba in the process. This is why we need the Tea Party Patriots–because government cannot be trusted with our money.

 

Recent Posts

    latest blogs

    • Community
    • National