There were not many interesting races here in Guilford County yesterday. I was disappointed at the outcome of several. I especially wanted a new DA - Maybe in the general election. Only about 5 per cent of REGISTERED voters even bothered to go to the polls. Very few people took time to learn about the candidates. The media did a poor job of helping shed information on the election. Most of the same old people got re-elected by the same power bases that keep them there, the people who vote and the people who don't vote.
A question on Greensboro 101 asks "Did my vote count?' The real question here is how many non-votes counted?"
The City Council (most of them) are wasting time and money taking polygraph tests to prove to each other that they are not "leakers" while putting the public on hold until the next episode or until more information leaks out. Toyota is keeping secret plans for a new plant, maybe. The School Board voted to have no regular soft drinks at schools, only caffeine-free aspartame-loaded diet drinks and fruit juices in vending machines. The FDA is keeping the danger of aspartame from the public.
And here in the Gate City (or whatever we call it now) the front page of the N&R asks "WHO CARES ABOUT BASEBALL WHEN THE BEER'S JUST A BUCK?
I ask WHO CARES ABOUT GREENSBORO WHEN WE DON'T EVEN VOTE? CAN WE DRINK OUR TROUBLES AWAY at the ballpark?
WHO CARES? ? ?