Monday, January 30, 2017

GOP Councillors Stunt "STEERs" Towards Pettiness

Even with King Donald running rampant in Washington, there's still time for a little pettiness in local government.

Before I get into this blog post, I want to say that in the interest of full disclosure, I dined on a 10 oz. sirloin steak tonight, and it was delicious.  That doesn't mean that I don't understand and appreciate what the City-County Council was trying to promote with its non-binding resolution a few weeks back promoting Meatless Mondays.

The Democratic caucus was behind the resolution, and it was essentially harmless.  If someone wanted to eat a big steak, like I did, on a Monday night, it's still a perfectly legal endeavor.

Still, some in the city and in media when apoplectic over it.  Tony Katz of WIBC hated it enough to do one of his signature "Popcorn Moments" on the council's resolution, and others took it to social media to whine.  Again, no one stops anyone from eating meat...it was just to promote a little more healthiness for a city that needs it.

Tonight, according to Council Vice President Zach Adamson, Republican Councillors supported a resolution praising the Indiana Cattle Association, "Complete with steaks handed out to all Councillors."

Adamson posted a video on social media of Councillor Jeff Coats and others helping to hand out the steaks to the Council members.

Again, I'm a big lover of steak, but this was a stunt that steered toward pettiness.  Touché, I guess.  Let's hope future stunts like this are rare.

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