If you’re easily offended by bad language, you should go somewhere else.
Here’s a lesson for our the County Commissioners Court, the Chamber of Commerce, the Greater El Paso Association of Realtors, our grand philanthropists, and PR flacks and students everywhere.
“You can build a hundred bridges, and no one will ever call you a bridge builder. But you fuck one goat, and you’re a goat fucker for the rest of your life.”
(Notice I didn’t include the members of City Council in that list of potential lesson-learners, because they ruined their reputations a long time ago.)
MountainStar learned that (sort of) when they induced City Council to buy them a ballpark. That’s why they’re staying behind the curtain on the arena.
Lemme tell you a secret. Nobody wants that arena. No one, save for a few delusional drones, imagines that the arena is worth the cost. Not the political cost, nor the financial cost. But the people who can make the decisions, our elected officials and staff, are captive to their ambitions. They imagine themselves walking the hallowed halls of government, and putting their kids through the Ivy Leagues, and sitting at the table with the power brokers, even though the power brokers badmouth them as soon as they leave the room.
It’s not like any one of our elected officials could quit their jobs in government and get a good job in the private sector. Except working for the people who owe them for their political decisions.