Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Mar 19 18:07:14 EDT 2008
I couldn't have said it any better myself.
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> I'll answer on behalf of Jerry. You asked "why is he so negative about
> everything." Well, where have you been living all your life? Sure, you
> try to see the bright side of things, but we're talkin' "St. Bernard
> here. Do I "really" need to go into our parish's history?..especially the
> political side of things? Believe me, it's not a happy story to tell.
> I'll bet some now retired federal investigators could tell you some
> The bottom line is our elected leaders have always had something of an
> ass-backwards way of doing things, a shadow of suspicion always seemed to
> hover over projects that appeared good - and the good, honest, hardworking
> people of St. Bernard have always been stuck with the stigma of "the
> - caused by the idiots we elected.
> So, I can certainly understands Jer's negativism to be really that of
> You then raise the issue of caring. So, if I understand this right, if
> you've had to leave St. Bernard and can't return you're to toss your
> and hopes for the parish in a trash can? Remember, apathy (not hate) is
> opposite of love. So, if Jerry truly doesn't care, he wouldn't waste his
> time with all his comments. Even if his words are criticism, it's because
> he still cares and hopes to see something better for St. Bernard - even if
> he knows he'll never return. Guess it just goes to prove the old saying
> "you can take the boy out of the parish, but you can't take the parish out
> of the boy." That's something I've come to realize about myself.
> The day you no longer see Jerry griping and complaining is when we'll all
> know he no longer cares.
> John Scurich
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