At OpenCDA.com, Mary Souza is unhappy with the way things went this morning at the Pachyderm Club breakfast meeting. And she hints that the guest speakers -- Mayor Sandi Bloem and Trustees Mic Armon and Judy Meyer -- were to blame for using the opportunity to advertise the education corridor while taking so long that only 3 listeners had time to ask questions (including a long-winded question-statement from her at the very end). Mebbe Mary should have trained her considerable ire on Duane Rasmussen for taking time to acknowledge a number of elected officials. And Ron Vieselmeyer for praying so long during the invocation. And the guy who read the light-hearted poem against the education corridor. And the light-hearted banter that consumed even more time. Seems to me that the Pachyderms, chief among others, needed to hear facts -- and not rants from perpetually unhappy members. Ron Vieselmeyer's prayer to open the minds of opponents apparently fell on Mary's deaf ears.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.