Sunday, July 24, 2011
HDN Publisher gets Taken to the Locker Room
It seems Councilman Vies was out playing a leisurely round of golf with his best golfing buddies Dave Peterson and Jeff Jenson when he spied Havre Daily News publisher Martin Cody out playing a little golf himself. Now we all know that Vies thinks there is a vast right-wing conspiracy of people around town “out to get him” and Martin Cody heads up that list because as Vies tells it, the newspaper is in cahoots with the local tea-baggers to make him look bad. Just seeing poor Martin Cody on the same green as him just sets Vies over the edge and as luck would have it when the unsuspecting Cody goes into the refreshment tent Vies and his court of jesters follow him in and proceed to yell “nasty thoughts” at Cody about his lack of manhood and the worthlessness of the Havre paper. This bezerko act goes on for an uncomfortably long time and eventually drew quite a crowd of onlookers. Our witness said it reminded him of the prelude to a good old locker room fight where the Jocks strut around and pound their chests like you used to witness in Junior High sports. What else would you expect from a former fading Jock?
Later reports (after a few more drinks) have Public Works director Peterson berating the guy that put up the vote for “None of These” sign and yelping that he is going to boycott Murphy’s Pub as a punishment to the dumb schmuck that dared put up that sign. This boycott must be really taking off as I personally went up to Murphy’s Friday night with a couple of my friends and there wasn’t one single seat available to rest my derriere so we headed on downtown instead. Will these democrats never learn? They have worn this boycotting business nearly to the end and as I recall it has never ever worked for them (Pizza Pro – Gold’s Gym – etc) yet that is the first action they take anytime anyone dares speak against their kingdom.
What is really sad is that poor misunderstood Councilman Vies is continuing this reign of bad press himself. If he would have had the sense to keep his big yap closed after the first negative “rusty-towel” story this would be all blown over and out of people’s minds and he could continue on his oblivious and happy way. Better get back on your meds Jer as you are messing with people that buy ink by the truck load and it is a no-win battle.
Anyone interested in pursuing a consolidation of City-County government or at the very least changing our form of government to a City Manager to try and end these problems?