Councilman Veis Goes “Squirrelly”
The Havre Daily Corrector would like to give a big friendly “shout out” to our favorite Havre City Councilman Jerry Vies. Sadly we learned in tonight’s Havre Daily “News” that you take exception to our articles that point out any waste of tax payer’s money in our fair city. I would think that a self proclaimed liberal such as you would welcome an open discourse of any and all matters relating to the expenditures of tax money in our community no matter the source. Shouldn’t our readers be allowed to comment on your job performance?
I find it amusing that you are continually dashing about blaming this or that various community member of being “that SOB” who pens Havre’s annoying but still anonymous blog. You even went so far as accusing your fellow council members as being the anti-city blogger. This is not Salem and we have no need for a frenzied witch hunt over something as trivial as this.
As a councilperson with a couple terms under his belt you should have tumbled to the fact that anything that happens in council chambers is nearly instantaneously spread throughout the entire City of Havre workforce via your very own internal “gossip mill” It really doesn’t take a rocket scientist to find out just what happened at any of your council meetings. Of course wild eyed outbursts move through the “gossip chain” much faster than quite boring meetings and for that I want to personally thank you.
Luckily award winning Havre Daily “News” journalist Timmie Leeds “tamed down” the article for the paper so you wouldn’t look quite as foolish as your performance really portrayed. Now as Paul Harvey used to say, here’s the rest of the story.
As Monday night’s council meeting was concluding and had reached the citizen comment portion Councilman Vies handed out copies of the January 20th Havre Daily Corrector post entitled “CTEP Funds Burning a Hole In Havre Council’s Pocket” and proceeded to read the post to those assembled, stopping every line or two to rant about the Corrector person having “No Balls” and so forth. I won’t even mention the threats you made against the poor anonymous Corrector editor or the various threats you made in the course of your ranting towards “anybody you discovered helping this SOB from within the City Governments midst.” My personal favorite was the detailed report we received that you quoted the constitution extensively all the while bellowing that this anonymous editor should just move out of the country because he was un-American and again, had no balls. Vies then accused councilman Brekke and Woodwick as being the “blogger” and told them they should be ashamed for writing “tripe” against the council. He came to this brilliant deduction because Woodwick and Brekke voted against the waste of CTEP funds for the Atrium and the blog praised them. Vies then totally lost it and started pounding the table with his hand while bellowing about “anonymous no balls SOB bloggers” to the point that the blood vessels started popping out on his poor empty bald head and some in attendance thought he would need an ambulance.
No elected official including Brekke and Woodwick are immune from criticism, it just so happens that on this issue they got it right. Oh by the way Mr. Vies, as a big Corrector fan, you should know that you can go back and review my other posts where I have taken Woodwick, Long, Brekke, Trethewy, and Kaul to the woodshed (I especially love Kaul as a source of dum-dum articles) I’d mention Kaftan, but why? Also don’t forget Mayor Dim, who by the way should have never allowed the reading of an opinion blog into the official city record in the first place.
Now on to your call for me to come out of the closet and your “No-Balls” tirade. Let me remind you of a few facts about Havre that keep me anonymous. First, we have the ever favorite Democrat “boycott” of anyone’s business that dares speak out against a beloved Democrat. Of course added to that we also have individuals such as you that threaten to harm someone that has a conflicting opinion. Some nit-wits would even try to kick a blogger completely out of not only the city but all of these United States. The very lunacy you displayed Monday night is just exactly the reason why I will remain anonymous. Havre has it alright – more than our share of hatred filled whack-jobs.
However, I do appreciate you and the “News” paper promoting our blog. Our daily readership is nearly double our normal hits since the article hit the “Timmie Twisted News” column. We are sorry we upset you Mr. Vies but you really should see a doctor to see about getting some valium. You could injure yourself pounding on the desk that way.
If you hold an elected office someone somewhere is going to be critical.
Deal with it!