Sunday, May 24, 2009
What The Hell Am I Doing?
I started this Blog because I was pissed off. I have lived in Palm Bay for over 25 years now. I have seen the population explode. Palm Bay's population grew by over 237.0% since the 1980s. We had problems back then and despite promises from Mayor after Mayor and City Council after City Council the same old problems still plague Palm Bay today. And the majority stems from rapid growth without a plan that works or how about No plan at all. I have watched the City work on their little pet projects while ignoring the rest of the Town. They never even come close to getting the big things done. But we have a "Buy American Policy" and that got the Mayor on National TV and the taxpayers higher costs. I have seen a City's population vote for a huge tax increase that gave us the highest millage rate in Brevard County. That was supposed to solve all of our problems. Didn't even come close. Yes it fixed a bunch of stuff, but poor planning and rapid continued growth just caused a whole lot more problems. But we have some pretty landscaped medians with sprinkler systems especially leading to BaySide. Houses kept being built at an astounding rate. The housing bubble swelled and the money rolled in. Where did it go? Well the housing bubble burst and we are stuck in a serious mess again. Some of our past Government Officials never really had the City's best interests in their plans. Thankfully some are gone never to return, Like the useless Helen Voltz who ranks up there with the worst of the worst. Some headed off to work their magic in the County Government. Once there, they seemed to forget about Palm Bay and set their sights on even higher offices. They sucked while serving Palm Bay how will they be any better in a job with bigger responsibilities? The rest of the County will suffer because of them.
We have a City who's population just doesn't turn out at the polls to vote unless maybe it's The first time a Black man, or make that half black, half white man had a chance to be President. Then they Flock there. The numbers of people who vote in Palm Bay is dismal at best.
This Blog was meant to be Satire. You know funny. I know a good portion of Palm Bay residents probably do not know the definition of satire so here you go: sat⋅ire /ˈsætaɪər/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sat-ahyuhr] Show IPA
–noun 1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
3. a literary genre comprising such compositions.
I know the rest of the County except maybe Cocoa knows what the word means.
So I wanted to have a little fun while doing this, and especially if it was at the Mayor or other City officials expense. Judging from the comments I get in my email at firstname.lastname@example.org , Many people find some things offensive. If I offend you... Sorry but I have no plans on stopping. Many people find it funny and get it, and I like that. One of the biggest requests I have gotten is that I should write positive things. You know the good things about Palm Bay, and I can think of a few and you will see some soon.
I would rather focus on the negative because that's what this Blog is about. How many times have your friends who live beach side or even Melbourne given you grief about Palm Bay. The negative can be painfully funny because the truth does hurt. The majority of residents of Palm Bay seem not to care about so much in our City. Things are just swept under the rug. You would be surprised how much stuff ends up under that rug. Crime, shady business deals, and such, maybe I just want to give you a peek under that rug.
I have stayed off of the Palm Bay police because I think they have a full plate and do a good job with what they have to work with, but some things like the flying paragliding cops will have to be discussed. Its a funny subject and ranks up there when the Palm Bay PD had to wear helmets while driving their patrol cars. I get just as pissed as you when I get a traffic ticket but I deserved the ones I have received. I wish they would cut us a break every once and a while.
We have a reputation in the County as a high crime area and for the most part I think its true, just read the local section of FL Today on line or buy the bird cage liner edition. Read the comments after FL Today articles Palm Bay has a reputation and it is negative through out the County and just why is that? Is it all just a nasty rumor?
Do you realize we have real gangs here in Palm Bay? The criminal kind, bad dudes, people. There is so much shit going on and it seems like no one really knows or cares. The police deal with this garbage everyday. If I were you I would arm myself and learn how to protect your family. Its a big City area wise and the Cops cant be everywhere. And it continues to get worse. I want to do a ride along with the Police and let you know how it goes. I just don't want my cover blown just yet.
We have no business district, no major shopping Center and no Down Town Area. Half the City has no city water or sewage. The City has no movie theater. And most of our shopping district sits on West Melbourne property they get the tax benefit and we get the traffic problems. What are we famous for? Bad roads and Cheap Housing. But damn if we don't have a freaking world Class Golf Course "The Majors". We are the biggest City with the largest population in Brevard County and we cannot attract businesses here. Why?? So we head North to Melbourne and West Melbourne and spend our money there. Unless you go to Walmart Home Depot or Lowes. At least they had the balls to set up shop here.
We are treated by Brevard County like a red headed step child. We do not get much from the County in $$ dollars or respect and that should have changed a long time ago but it has not. I am just repeating what I hear others saying and I want you to laugh about it and say that's true. You would not believe how many people told me they had the very same thing happen at their Garage sales with the Haitian Woman. Because its true! Some called me a racist. Why? Because I told a true story about Jamaicans and Haitians.
I write this Blog because I enjoy it and I make a few cents from it. When you click on the advertising I get a penny or two. Please click away because I need the pennies. There are no scams advertised here as far as I know and if there is one it will be removed immediately. Thanks for reading and visiting this site and please visit often. Maybe you will find a laugh or two.