July 12, 2010

The Ostrich Lives

If it wasn't so sad, it'd be funny. Unfortunately, it's neither - it is the epitome of keeping your head buried in the sand. I'm talking about this editorial in Saturday's Niagara Gazette titled Falls starting to take shape. It's a painful diatribe about all of the good things happening in the city, including the 4th of July crowds, a free concert series, a mini-carnival and the coup de grĂ¢ce, a rib festival. Wonderful.

What really had me clutching my sides was the line, "It was enough activity to make you think you were on the Canadian side of the border". All I can say to that is BWAHAHAHAHA!!! See, I was visiting our neighbors to the north just last week. At about 1:30AM, we headed back to the U.S. I was astounded at the level of activity on the Canadian side of the Falls at 1:30 in the morning - on a weeknight. Outdoor restaurants were packed. Music was playing from all angles. Loads of people were frolicking about the streets. It was a festive, entertaining and most importantly, safe atmosphere. I can assure you, at no time was there even a vague resemblance to the American side.

So you boys at the Gazette keep doing what you do: praising a do-nothing mayor and his inept administration, sucking up to a worthless Assemblywoman, refusing to acknowledge the dire straits the city is in and showing your overall ignorance. The rest of us, well, we'll just continue to do what we do -use your bridge as the gateway to true entertainment on the other side of the border.

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