The Little Man Who Wasn’t There

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there.
He wasn’t there again today,
I wish, I wish he’d go away…
When I came home last night at three,
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall,
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door…

With little more than four weeks to go not a whole lot is being heard about the upcoming April 7th Election

Is the New Action Party feeling so secure that they have a lock on those who will go out and vote in local elections and are tired after the battle with Shel Marcus & Maria Toth February 24 th that they don’t believe they need to campaign?

They now seem to be in damage control mode  trying to reinvent themselves  once again. They are painting themselves a being everything to everybody and, as usual, will end up being nothing to anybody but the politically connected. hypocrisy Meanwhile we remain up to our navel in political signs.

There are some independents running in the various races, but who are they?

In the village election there is one truly independent candidate. Mark Albers is a one man show.  IMG_0717

Photo Above Horse Running in Snow
His campaign is like riding a white horse through a snow storm… nobody knows he is out there.


  Staackmann and Craig CulverDan Staackmann, (on the right), is back running for the Park Board.
The Park Board seems to have made nothing but bad decisions over the past 6 years. The main personnel policy seems to be a revolving door… a bad parody of the old Abbott & Costello “Who’s on First” routine. The main focus of their long range financial plan seems to be that there is no long range financial plan. boris-natasha

Even if Staackmann and ex park employee Mark Mano do get elected,  the Park District is so screwed up  that it is unlikely that it can be fixed without a major real-estate tax increase… more money out of the long-suffering taxpayers pockets.   screwupfairy

At the Library only one candidate  is running for one open seat along with school district 67 & 70 both have open seats with no candidates running.

The most important race in this election is the 219 School Board. This one decides who will controls over 50  million  dollars of tax payers money and the Teacher Union is on top of this election like icing on a cake  all you see is frosting. There are some independents but who are they? Jon Heinz of Skokie is relying on his  old family ties and the fact he thinks like a businessman. This should give him a spot on the board but, the union wants no part of him.

On the surface, it seems as those challenging the status quo are Quixotic folks tilting at windmills. Quixote

Somehow, none of this is any surprise.

“Daddy, what is the difference between ignorance and apathy?”
“Well, son, I don’t know and I don’t care!”

“Apathy at its best” describes the Morton Grove Village and Local  Elections.
…and people wonder why Government cost so much and really does so little. In government, as in many facets of life, the results you get are the results you deserve.


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