"There is desirable treasure,
And oil in the dwelling of the wise,
But a foolish man squanders it."
This is hilarious:
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Bamboozle AlertThe opponents to the New Courthouse have begun rolling out of the clown car. They are a dangerous mix of Austin Tea Party members,CM Don Zimmerman supporters, anddowntown developers. Each has their own agenda:WHACKY: Councilman Zimmerman doesn't believe in government. So, regardless of the need, the age of the building, or the reasoned plan to replace it - he's suggested, on the record, it should be built out of WOOD.
NON-SENSICAL: The Austin Tea party is peddling the idea that if the Courthouse was moved, it would be cheaper. There's no evidence to suggest this, but when did the Tea Party ever concern itself with facts? When the facts don't match their narrative, they simply make it up.
SHORT-SIGHTED: The Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) has, at the last minute and behind closed doors, voted to oppose the Bond. A majority of their membership was unaware that the Board took a position. For a group dedicated to job creation and sensible development for the entire community, this seems to be an ill advised departure from their mission.
Bottom Line: Don't kid yourself, this vote is going to be incredibly close. But this has GOT to be a good sign. Get out and vote.
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