Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I must say, I really thought I was in the minority (pun intended) on this issue...

but it looks like a lot of other people are seeing the "elephant" as Mark Steger so eloquently puts it, as well.

{I also love how he calls Amir "white"}

7 comments:

  1. I have [at least] two points where I disagree with Mr. Steger:

    1. I do not think it is necessary for leadership to look, racially, like the constituency. Wouldn't make any difference to me if the whole board were Hispanic, or lesbian, or Star Trek geeks, or some interesting combination of all three.

    2. "Richardson's minorities are not represented ... at council meetings and work sessions even though that's where the decisions are made..."

    This latter concern is an example of expecting "equal opportunity" to necessarily entail "the same outcome".

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  2. William J. 'Bill' McCalpinNovember 5, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    Good points, bloggermouse...although the idea of a Hispanic/lesbian/Star Trek geeky Council does stimulate the imagination ;-)

    Point #2 is particularly salient - this is where gerrymandering to ensure "safe" districts fails miserably...

    Bill

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  3. *barf* please, please, please stop.

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  4. Destiny, honey, I thought that Amir was a muslim Arab. Is that white? Or, Other? I hear that he wants to impose "Sharia" islamic law in Richardson.

    Oh, my, a lesbian city council!? Since Chuck Eisemann, Gary Slagel, and their Richardson Coalition don't allow any women on the city council, how could that be? Maybe, underneath all of their girths, John Murphy or Mark Solomon are really women? I guess that would make them lesbians. Now, I am really confused.

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  5. BARB, THAT IS LUDICROUS AND YOU KNOW IT!

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  6. PS, I meant the thing about Amir. John and Mark might very well be women.

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  7. Amir is not white? (like that really matters one way or another anyway!)He takes the council job more seriously than some and for the most part, asks pretty good questions. I hope he keeps asking good questions.

    I went to Mark Steger's site and read some of his stuff. Not bad at all. Seems fairly laid-back and has alot going on, other than politics. Good for him.

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