Same Song, Second Verse? Will anything new be said at tonight’s City Council meeting? Really? | Street Jazz

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Same Song, Second Verse? Will anything new be said at tonight’s City Council meeting? Really?

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 2:44 PM

It’s no secret that television news programs have stock footage, so that they can run the same images in perpetuity of soup kitchens, troops returning home, festivals, and even those ever exciting bicycle races, I suppose.

With this in mind, I wonder if a similar approach might be taken regarding tonight’s meeting of the Fayetteville City Council, where the new anti-discrimination ordinance will be discussed.

Instead of the Usual Suspects getting up and emoting yet again, maybe folks could simply stand up, state their name and address, and say, “What I said last time still stands.”

This would be a great time-saver.

Hell, there are folks who could stand up and say, “What I said in 2014 and 1999 still reflects what I believe tonight.”

And if the next speaker agrees with them, they could perhaps just nod their head vigorously and cry out passionately, “Ditto!”

Of course, there is always the chance that there will be new speakers, or even folks who may have had a Saul on the road to damascus moment, and will want to recant their former position. That, at least, would entertaining.

But for the most part, this will be Same Song, Second Verse.


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