August 13, 2007

Stupid people say stupid things

We've been known to talk about politics from time to time (you might have noticed) and one race has come to our attention. It's 7 months until the primary and already incendiary bullshit is flying in the race, this time courtesy of Arnold Garcia at the Statesman (hiding behind the 'Editorial Board'). On Friday, they printed a piece about what an easy, go-with-the-flow job Tax Assessor/Collector is and how Glen Maxey is dumb for saying he'd like to actually do something with the job. They've already had to print a correction...

CORRECTION An editorial in Friday's editions mischaracterized the roles of the county clerk and tax assessor-collector in elections. The county clerk is responsible for printing ballots and securing polling places. The tax assessor-collector oversees voter registration and maintains the voter rolls.

Arnold notes in his pedestrian swipe at Glen that what matters is the amount of time you have to spend to get your license plates renewed. A few things...

A) It's called vehicle registration. You don't renew your plates. It's a sticker on the windsheild. They haven't had the plate stickers in a while, Arnold.
B) The last time I went in, it was a pain in the ass. I waited and waited until someone finally told me about the convenient drive through. Which has one tiny sign that can't be seen unless you're on top of it.

That office needs some help. Nelda's done an OK job, but it's time for someone better. And it's time we started having smoother elections.

You'll no doubt hear some pretty wild bullshit out of Nelda's campaign if the past is any indicator (I'd get into it but Captain Kroc wants to take it on so you'll have to wait for his post). Keep one thing in mind when you hear that Nelda's a fantastic collector of tax revenues... the job comes with the power to FORECLOSE on the property of those that don't pay. That's a pretty big incentive to write a check.

And don't get me started on gentrification in East Austin.

Posted by mcblogger at August 13, 2007 11:18 AM

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