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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tin-eared Muhlenberg proposal sets itself against Cardinals

Go Cardinals!
I don't think it would be unfair to say that I wear my love for Plainfield on my sleeve.

There are many wonderful things about our city as well as assorted issues associated with being an urban community and annoying idiocies that occasionally litter the course of public affairs.

But I have to say that trying to hold a community meeting on a contentious but unproven development plan for Muhlenberg Hospital on the very night when the town's basketball team is in the final game for the STATE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS beggars the imagination.

If all of the Muhlenberg proposals stars were aligned, you tell me if it would make one bit of difference if the glory of the Cardinals' basketball prowess could have the center stage spotlight ALONE for one night and hold the damned town hall meeting any other night.

I have an inkling if someone had said something to the JFK folks it might have been planned differently.

Whatever, it's an example of the kind of tin-eared thinking Plainfield needs to do away with.

Go Cardinals!


-- Dan Damon [follow]

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dan,

The meeting was planned way before tonight. In other words, it's the Cardinals' fault for winning--lol. Seriously, though, it would have been more disruptive to the dozens of residents who have been publicizing this meeting for nearly three weeks to just cancel at the last minute. The Cardinals just got into the playoffs the other day. There will be plenty of residents at the game to cheer them on, I'm sure, but just as many who are concerned about this development. I support the team, but there are other obligations as well.

Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Dan,

The meeting was planned way before tonight. In other words, it's the Cardinals' fault for winning--lol. Seriously, though, it would have been more disruptive to the dozens of residents who have been publicizing this meeting for nearly three weeks to just cancel at the last minute. The Cardinals just got into the playoffs the other day. There will be plenty of residents at the game to cheer them on, I'm sure, but just as many who are concerned about this development. I support the team, but there are other obligations as well.

Rebecca