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Sound Off -- July 17, 2014

Some things just make you go … what?

July 7, 2014, Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Brandon combating the flood … yikes! The prime minister did his chopper thing promising millions in aid, things are tense. Never mind the tornado thing for now. A buddy and I are going by Princess Park and I see two City of Brandon workers with a City of Brandon full-size 4x4 truck working on the garden … what? I wonder if they had to 4x4 through the flood to get there. I wonder if they had to drop off sandbags on the way. I wonder if their time is being charged to the relief fund … hmmm. Workers, not your fault, sorry about that.

Exciting times in Brandon

After reading comments by one of your journalists over the past several months, I decided to take a trip on the “old goat trail” north through a “desert” and into the middle of “nowhere.” Seemed to be a lot of activity in this area for being in the “middle of nowhere!” From there north to No. 1 Highway and on into Brandon. Asked a fellow sitting on a bench where the casino was located. He said they didn’t have one. Asked him what they did for excitement and he replied “sometimes we go out and watch the airplane come in.”

Too many making too much

Why in the world are there 224 teachers in the BSD making $70,000 or more? This teachers’ union is way out of control.

6 x 3 may equal 18, but it’s not acceptable on my score sheet

In response to the Wheat City Golf Course being devastated by flooding again recently, the city has stated that they are “not opposed” to offering a rebate to season pass holders. However, they will wait until the water goes down to decide if or what that will be. My hope is that if the city expects any loyalty from its members in future years that they show some loyalty and provide a fair and logical refund/rebate to its members this year. Having six holes open to play three times is not an acceptable solution to the problem. The course should be shut down entirely until it can recover again.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 17, 2014

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Some things just make you go … what?

July 7, 2014, Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Brandon combating the flood … yikes! The prime minister did his chopper thing promising millions in aid, things are tense. Never mind the tornado thing for now. A buddy and I are going by Princess Park and I see two City of Brandon workers with a City of Brandon full-size 4x4 truck working on the garden … what? I wonder if they had to 4x4 through the flood to get there. I wonder if they had to drop off sandbags on the way. I wonder if their time is being charged to the relief fund … hmmm. Workers, not your fault, sorry about that.

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Some things just make you go … what?

July 7, 2014, Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Brandon combating the flood … yikes! The prime minister did his chopper thing promising millions in aid, things are tense. Never mind the tornado thing for now. A buddy and I are going by Princess Park and I see two City of Brandon workers with a City of Brandon full-size 4x4 truck working on the garden … what? I wonder if they had to 4x4 through the flood to get there. I wonder if they had to drop off sandbags on the way. I wonder if their time is being charged to the relief fund … hmmm. Workers, not your fault, sorry about that.

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