November 25, 2010

So Much To Be Thankful For

It's Thanksgiving Day, a time to reflect upon our lives and to appreciate just how well off must of us are. Of course, when you bring family together, toss in some bird and add some football, it makes for a great day. It's also important on this day to thank the men and women who are serving our country both near and abroad for their military service.

Personally, I'm thankful for so many things; a great family, terrific friends, good health, a job I love, a nice house and all of the fixings. Of course, I'm thankful for those things every day. It's a few other things this Thanksgiving Day that I am thankful for, things that will never occur in unison again.

When you think about it, it's somewhat astounding. Within a few short weeks, we will no longer say any of the following: Niagara County Manager Greg Lewis, New York State Senator Antoine Thompson and New York State Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte.

In case you haven't noticed, the Greg Lewis countdown clock has just five days left. Although we could spend hours rehashing his disastrous seven-year stint in Niagara County, we're just going to say "peace out, Greg".

What can we say about Twan and Fran? It's been a helluva ride watching these two screw Niagara County time and time again. The fact that the voters are kicking them to the curb should make them look inside themselves to analyze the people they became during their time in office, not blame anyone and everyone around them for their losses.

This Thanksgiving Day, we at Niagara Times are thankful that the Niagara County Legislature had the foresight to deny Lewis another contract and we're thankful that the people of the 138th Assembly District and 60th Senate District said "enough is enough" and voted out Thompson and DelMonte. Onward and upward to better days in Niagara County.

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