Sunday, July 30, 2017
Hey Jake, Are You Awake?
By Thornton Crowe
Just when you thought we'd have a break from Idiot Island, along comes another email featuring a retort so filled with stupidity, it can't be ignored. How can Salisbury Mayor Jake Day really expect anyone to take him seriously when reality runs drastically counter to his day dreamin'?
Many Salisburians are hurting - some have been looking for gainful employment for years, not months. We are not talking part-time, retail or restaurant work, but jobs with benefits and career tracks a person can make a long-term commitment.
More and more, young adults are forced to leave the area because of the job market void but also when they do procure a job, the pay is atrocious. Some local employers don't want to pay $15.00 an hour for people with college degrees. The career prospects here have been depressed for years yet Day happily touts some nebulous rise in manufacturing jobs. After asking several people including those in the 'employment market know,' not one has a clue what manufacturing he's talking about in the following email.
We needn't ask him because if we do, we're liable to be blocked from his Facebook account; and we can forget about getting him on the phone or getting a callback. In many regards, Day is just an absentee landlord (who rarely drops by to deliver a free smoke detector under the guise of getting to know you while scoping out your place).
This one-page response filled with all the 'look smart' data provides no actual citations to where he got his fabroids (fabricated factoids)! One can only speculate which City Administrator or other employee put these talking points together but it's clear he's got them down pat, making him a damn fine parrot!
at 7/30/2017 06:00:00 AM