Monday, March 14, 2016
$140 for 2 Foot Scissors in SJC PR Photo
There's our Republican St. Johns County officials hamming it up at the dedication of the Health and Human Services Building, a/k/a "Gauze Mahal," with a pair of $140 scissors.
A $140 pair of scissors. Purchased by the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners from Golden Openings, Urbandale, Indiana on February 5, 2015.
How louche and gauche: notice that Sheriff DAVID BERNERD SHOAR f/k/a "HOAR" and his political machine are laughing -- at you.
Laughing at you for tolerating their tawdry, tedious ways.
Since there's no ombudsman and no inspector general, who you gonna call?
Conspicuous, invidious consumption as economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblein would have called it.
Boston voters finally stopped believing Mayor James Michael Curley after he purchased $20 trash cans for City Hall circa 1950.
People know what trash cans cost. People know what scissors cost.
St. Johns County and other local governments are smeared, bleared and teared with waste, fraud, abuse, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, flummery, dupery, nincompoopery, corruption, discrimination, Sunshine and Open Records violations and no-bid contracts.
It's our money.