Practice What You Preach

By Irwin M Fletcher.

hypocrite

noun
The definition of a hypocrite is a person who pretends to have certain beliefs, attitudes or feelings when they really do not.

An example of a hypocrite is a person who says they care about the environment, but are constantly littering.

Joe Nichols is a hypocrite. That’s right. The Mayor of Fraser is a hypocrite. “Why?”, you ask. Let me tell you why.

Unity. That was the main topic of the speeches I heard last Wednesday from the President and both Presidential candidates. As I listened, I was reminded of the speech Joe gave at the September council meeting.

Watch This Clip……Sept Meeting

Great speech huh? Almost brings a tear to your eye. Well, not really.

Let’s fast forward to the November council meeting. On the agenda was a request for council to purchase a replacement phone system for all City facilities at a cost of $46,139. That is a lot of money for the City to spend, especially after the Public Safety Millage was just voted down and cuts need to be made. Is it needed? Probably.

Before the November meeting, Joe requested and received a letter from Keith Spicer of MichTel. He services the current phone system of the City. Joe wondered the state of the current system and was a new system necessary. Did Joe share Keith’s response with all of council before the meeting? NO. Only a select few. Why not share with ALL of council? You would think that this information would be vital in helping other councilmembers make their decision. When Patrice asked why this letter was not shared with ALL, this was Joe’s response.

Watch This Clip……November Meeting

“I shouldn’t be expected to do your research for you.”

WHAT??? YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!! WHAT ARE WE IN 3RD GRADE?

What happened to September Joe? “Make the choices to pull together and respect each other through unity and teamwork.”

THIS GUY IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE CITY!!

How can the City move forward and tackle the tough times ahead when the so-called “leader” is the one holding it back?

I can’t wait to see what December Joe brings to the meeting?

OH….and at the 11th hour, an item was added to the agenda. It seems the City’s Finance Director received a job offer and requested a 23% pay raise or she was leaving. She got her raise. 4 on council voted yes to the raise. I’ll let you guess which 4.

At times like this I wonder what Joe’s good Buddy Matt thinks about all this.

Watch This Clip Of Matt Says…………..

Me too Matt, me too!!