A Gentle Jab

Now one thing I can’t stand are talking heads that get on the air right after the Governor or the President has a major speech.     By the time they’re done ‘interpreting’, they inform us all that what the speaker was really saying was practically opposite from the speech!      I think that most of us can understand plain English and don’t need an ‘expert’ to tell us all about it.

So with that in mind, you had to see it on cable or be in person to understand the stress the Mayor put on the simple word, ‘Park’.      The transcript in the Daily News just doesn’t relay that information.

“One additional opportunity I would like to highlight is the new collaboration
of the Newburyport Redevelopment Authority, the city and MassDevelopment
to address the creation of a waterfront park.”

We’ve got NRA members who are just about giddy about building ‘something’ that in their fevered minds will translate into jobs and a boost for the economy.    Then we’ve got the other side icily ready to make a stink when the formative plans come out.       The Mayor’s big magic word throughout this Inauguration Speech is ‘consensus’.

She’s saying as plain as day to these visionaries of a commercial playground, (obviously, they expect the likes of Karp to jump in!) this whole new attitude and working relationship with Mass Development is to remove all the contaminates in the ground and to find ways to pay for a,

PARK.

She’s also re-assuring the other end of the spectrum that the goal is for a,

PARK.

Of course, she could have used Pigeon English to help explain it to all the parties,

NO CLEANY GROUNDY, NO NICEY PARKY

And then you wouldn’t even need someone with a brown bag over his head to say anything!

-P. Preservationist
www.ppreservationist.com

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