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Wed., Aug. 24, 2011, 8 p.m.

Monday night’s City Council farce…

Good evening, Netizens...


Last Monday night we saw, once again, the bombastic, nastiness that City Council President Joe Shogun brings to the performance of his job. Although Shogun evicted George McGrath and mispoke David Brookbank's name twice or more, at least he didn't evict Ron the Cop this time around.


I suppose someday we will see some kind of political retrospect of our present City Council meetings; we'll call it “Joe Shogun in Review”. In retrospect after Monday's exhibition of The Joe Shogun show we probably should call it the George McGrath show, although he already has his own radio show. Eluding that thought, perhaps we should call it the “David Broadband” report, I mean the David Brookbank report. It is truly ridiculous that Joe Shogun couldn't get David's name right several times in succession, much less that he evicted George McGrath from the City Council meeting when George McGrath insisted that Otto Zehm was murdered. Oh? You mean to tell me that poor Otto Zehm's death wasn't a murder at the hands of various police officers? That surely is news to me.


However, as David Brookbank observed, Joe Shogun tends to be abusive to the citizens who make the mistake of approaching the Spokane City Council during public forum, and I do most strenuously agree. In all fairness, since I have ostensibly crowned Mayor Mary Verner Queen Mary for her lack of diligence and not being forthright with her constituents, I think it only fair we name Joe Shogun Joe the Tyrant for his deplorable behavior in public.


The only exception that comes to mind when considering Joe the Tyrant's rules of “no clapping, no whistling” during public forum might take place once I see that Joe the Tyrant (who I am told still fears snipers on rooftops) is no longer in office.


Even mediocre attorneys, including Rocky Treppiedi, should adhere to standards of good taste, and both he and Joe the Tyrant are tasteless public servants, despite being attorneys.



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