ST. JOHNS COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR MICHAEl DAVID WANCHICK (left) WITH COUNTY SHERIFF DAVID BERNERD SHOAR f/k/a "HOAR," WHOSE VOICE JOIN WITH "HUMAN NOISES" IN THE MARBLE TOILETS AT OUR TAJ MAHAL
Thoughtful opinion article in The Washington Post on reconfiguring bathrooms, here by Laura Norén, co-editor of “Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing. One interesting apercu is about how "Each stall should contain controls that allow users to set off sounds to mask human noises. Planners could consider piping in white noise or music throughout the space, as well."
Well, everything's up to date here in corrupt St. Johns County, Florida.
At our massive $125/square foot County Administration Building, in the men's and women's toilets allocated for use of those of us who are not (ineffectual) county staff or (mendacious) elected officials, the public address system thoughtfully pipes in the sound feed from St. Johns County Commission meetings. What a luxury! What a wonderful way to eliminate body wastes in the $16.9 million "Taj Mahal."
As you sit (or stand) and do your "business," and you make your, agh, err, "human noises," you sit (or stand) as a captive audience to the insincere voices of those other-directed, developer-driven, pusillanimous pompous prevaricating pachyderms on the all-white, all-Republican St. Johns County Commission.
As you make your own personal "human noises," the developers, lawyers and crony voices all blend in, as you listen to the incredible things that they and their hirelings, cronies and staffs, including Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and County Administrator MICHAEL DAVID WANCHICK and County Attorney PATRICK McCORMACK, say, as the airily and errantly go about in their inimitable right-wing Republican St. Johns County goose-stepping style, perpetually perpetrating suburban sprawl, tree-killing, wetland-destruction, waste, fraud, abuse, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, flummery, dupery, nincompoopery, no-bid contracts, too-high taxes and bigotry.
It's pure poetry in motion, especially when solipsistic Sheriff DAVID BERNERD SHOAR f/k/a "HOAR" is speaking. In the immortal words of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (played by Kevin Costner in Oliver Stone's classic film, JFK, "What do you expect from a pig but a grunt?"