One of the most colorful characters in Madison's storied history of colorful characters was a lawyer from back in the 60's, Eddie Ben Elson, who announced his candidacy for D-A in the nude, on the stage at the downtown strip club The Dangle Lounge, proclaiming that we should obey "only the good laws".
Apparently, the dweebs who run Poynette, the village board, believe they should only follow the advice of the citizens in "good" referenda. They're not going to turn on the fluoride, even though the voters said they should, by a two-to-one margin, in the recent referendum. Apparently it wasn't a "good" referendum, because not enough people (406) voted. So said dweeb Dave Branish to Channel 3 last night. One look at Dweeb Dave and you know he hasn't seen a dentist in...well, maybe never. He's the poster-boy for fluoridating water, and doesn't even know it.
I've ranted about this before. And another one of the dweebs, Kevin Marquardt, posted a couple comments on the blog. He seemed concerned that I was running off at the mouth without having actually attended a Poynette Village Board meeting. Well, Kevin, like you and your fellow village board members who only follow the advice of people in "good" referenda, I only base my blogposts on "good" media sources...like Pat Simms of the State Journal and Marc Lovicott of WISC-TV.
I'm also aware that Somali pirates are causing trouble for shipping in the Indian Ocean, but I've never been on (or in) the Indian Ocean. I've flown over it...does that count? Can I blog about the pirates now? Or do I have to go there in person?
There's going to be fluoride in the water in Poynette again. It's going to take a few months, but they'll turn it back on. Once they figure out who's going to be on the village board, once Andy Ross and a few others let this thing die down again, they'll vote to instruct the utility dweebs to fix the equipment and put the fluoride back in.
And the boys down at the water works will have to do it, all their internet research on flouridation notwithstanding, and even though they'll probably say it wasn't a "good" decision by the village board. Just to be sure, though....after the decisions are made and the orders are issued, somebody oughtta take a sample of the water and send it to the state lab to make sure the boys at the water works are doing a "good" job.