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You don’t pull on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. You don’t pull the mask off that ol’ Lone Ranger and you don’t mess around with Dick Jr.
There are a lot of unwritten laws that govern our local political soup…one of the immutable ones is not to push Dick Howe, Jr past his vast store of patience and diplomacy. Dick is one of the nicest guys I know, and one of the most positive and upbeat bloggers in the local ’sphere. But I’ve seen him angry in person. Twice. At deserving someones who reached his pretty high bar of stupidity. One of those was up close. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever witnessed, and I vowed, right then and there, that I would never, ever do anything that would piss off Dick Howe.
Okay, that’s a tiny bit of hyperbole, but still. Seriously. If you get this sort of post indirectly aimed at you from Dick, then you are really, really screwed. A sample:
As a kid I spent countless hours in the Lowell library and I’m a regular visitor now, not just to check out books but to sit and do research for extended periods of time. I’ve always found it to be an orderly, interesting and safe place, but something must have changed because watching the city council meeting this past Tuesday night, I was left with the impression that the city library had become a haven for sex offenders and other miscreants and that nothing was being done about it. I knew it had to be a dire situation because I had looked at the council agenda and nowhere on it was there any notice that sex offenders at the library would be a topic for discussion at that meeting and I hoped, at least, that councilors would not gratuitously engage in “agenda by ambush” unless it was an extreme emergency.
Summoning some courage, I headed for the Pollard midday on Saturday…
Go read the whole thing. It’s pretty devastating.
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