The State of the City Mumble
Boston Mayor Tom Menino delivered his state-of-the-city Tuesday night at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. During his speech, Menino said he will travel to Washington to talk with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about his work with Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- a project he and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg started last year.
And, she'll make the perfect Curly to their Larry and Moe.
And, here's a rather telling quote:
"Our strategy is to increase law enforcement's visibility where crime is on the rise, reassuring residents that we are here to help, and reminding offenders that we are watching them."
Not arresting, prosecuting, or incarcerating.
Would you like some butter for your popcorn there?
But, the best quote of the evening, by far:
"I will not allow violent offenders to terrorize neighborhoods and paralyze people with fear[.]"
Yeah, But THIS Time He Means It!
What's worse, Mumbles' incessant regurgitation of hollow, meaningless catch phrases and do-nothing promises? Or the people of Boston's never-ending and uncontrollable desire to swallow them all like a bunch of mindless zombies?
"I will not allow violent offenders to terrorize neighborhoods and paralyze people with fear," he said to rousing applause from the standing-room-only crowd in Dorchester's historic Strand Theatre.
To his credit, he didn't use the word "hoodlums". I guess it really is a "new day" in the City of Boston.