Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ralph Becker Is A Pecker?

[City] According to some of my peeps on the Interweb, our fair mayor is indeed a "pecker." This after months of keeping us waiting with baited breath to see what kind of awesome changes he'll make to the city.

This is a mayor, after all, who while running for election had a quasi-hipster intern talking him up on gallery strolls, fashion strolls--wherever the kids hang out. And this person did so because, like the rest of us 20-40 year-olds, she truly believed he supported local businesses; that he supported walkable communities; that he supported the little guy.

Well sir, you have made some enemies by throwing out the absolutely brilllllliant idea of eliminating free parking downtown on nights and Saturdays. Why? Well, according to Fox 13, proceeds will benefit a new fire station. Oh, but then another source says its because Ralphie wants to protect the state from being sued. Or something. Still others cite lower property taxes.

Sounds a bit like Jon Lovitz's SNL character scrambling to justify his actions. Yeah, that's the ticket! Whatever the reason, this is a bunk move. All over MySpace, in bars, music venues, etc, the audience is screaming: BOO! (Jamie Gadette)


  1. This is the City Council's idea, not Mayor Becker.

  2. she was a "hipster liaison" and was salaried, not an intern. but damn, that made me laugh!

  3. hahaha, my mistake. Liaison sounds so much classier than intern, anyway.


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