With the Town of Barnstable residential property tax rate forecasted to increase by nearly 13 percent this coming year, as a hardworking local resident, I fully support the concept and establishment of a local taxpayer association to hold town officials accountable. However, I would only do so as long as any such organization had absolutely no link to a local politically peripheral collective of bungling internet bloggers who consistently do nothing but exhaust Barnstable of its time, money and patience for no reasonably justifiable political or economic rationale. As a case in point, the most recent "Bozo the blogger" antics consist of needlessly hoisting an unproductive recall election onto the voters residing in the Precinct 13 district of Hyannis. Barnstable Town Councilor, Greg Milne is facing a recall election scheduled for Thursday, December 17th at a cost of thousands of dollars to the taxpayers of this municipality. Why? Did Milne commit a crime or do something unethical? No he did not.
This useless and uncalled for recall election is not the first time this comical group of local internet bloggers has perpetrated this sort of thing against Barnstable taxpayers and voters. Several times a year for the last four years they have tried pulling one stunt or another upon the residents of this hapless town. They are constantly tilting at windmills imagining one political delusion or another. I propose that it would be a sound voter course of action to disallow the recall of Precinct 13 Councilor Milne on December 17th and in so doing putting these internet blogging clowns on notice that we are not going to tolerate their extravagant spendthrift misbehavior any longer. As I said before, local taxpayer association, yes...local blogging clowns, no!