Putting fingers in their ears and singing la, la, la over and over again. Of course they don’t have to do it exactly like that to let you know they’re not listening. Why should they listen to you? They are government and have authority, you only provide them their income, status and play money. A whole new take on “ask not what your government can do for you, but what you can do for your government?” Far removed and for an entirely different reason than the original premise for the similar statement, famously spoken by the late great President John F. Kennedy in his Inaugural Address.
In a 2008 Lenconnect news article, “Council chooses village’s new logo” is more proof you are the small people with no voice/no say;
“In an online poll, a logo involving a bridge was a clear winner. However, the council went against the favorite and chose the second-place winner which gives a more “traditional” look, many of the council members said.
“The more I thought about it, the more I thought that we need to promote our traditionalism,” council president Pat Hinde said.”
It sounds like what Pat Hinde and the council were actually saying, “We, (not you) have decided we want to refocus the image of this community to be more inline with the latest, greatest contest for state and federal money through Michigan Main Street and since they are partnered with The National Trust For Historic Preservation (here’s the traditionalism), that’s our choice.” Michigan Main Street is a free program designed to save your community from the recession. Or – it may be a good concept that they can sell really well, only eating up taxpayer money and funding the rest on credit. Maybe the real winners are those that set up the program and those that are employed by it. Michigan Main Street by the way, says they are an equal opportunity lender. All you have to do is ignore the actual funding source, donate some of your bank account money if you will, and volunteer, not that you would have any actual say about anything.
The design of Blissfield’s new logo came from Kaplan Studio. Who in the Village has the connection with the owner of Kaplan Studio, Meredith Kaplan in Cary, NC? Why do they have so many of our local clients? Kaplan Studio was incorporated in Ohio and established the same year the lenconnect article was written, 2008…interesting. I can easily imagine the connection is that of “self-service” you know…the art of setting up friends and family and/or the family of friends with lucrative government contracts and even more connections. You may know the art better as “making” or “breaking” a business, ooh, that’s a lot of power. Let’s also circulate Blissfield’s money in North Carolina while we say thanks, but no thanks for the free logo offer from the Blissfield Advance Newspaper (graphic artist on staff) or keeping money in the Blissfield community because we have an elected or appointed opportunity to sink money or selectively support any individual or company coffer anywhere.
How often does all that go on, you should ask? No really, you should ask!