First, the Bloomington Library Board has voted 8-1 in favor of staying put and expanding in its present location. The Bloomington City Council has also voted 7-2 to keep the library where it is, probably for convenience and economic reasons. But for some reason the Downtown Task Force prefers otherwise and wants to relocate and expand elsewhere at a significant cost. Why? Aren’t there more pressing issues the task force might address, like the less than desirable appearance of the downtown area, the competition from the east-side shopping areas, the roads, etc.
Second, the biggest objection to wind farms is the “intense” noise levels. Really? Stand directly under one of the windmills and come away with that objection. Not.
Third, for those who feel compelled to party-line voting, the primaries are very important. In an era where voting out incumbents is pretty much an absolute necessity across the board, if your party’s candidate is the incumbent, voting them out will have to be done during the primaries. We need incumbent party candidates to come forward and run now more than any other time in history. “Vote them out” is America’s mantra. Vote in the primaries.
Finally, is it a wall? A barrier? A fence? A line in the sand? Or just one of his lies to pacify the his base. Whatever, it’s total foolishness and just another waste of your’s and my tax money.
Jim Wilson, Bloomington