The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26412   Message #318034
Posted By: Little Hawk
13-Oct-00 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: Limericks, anyone? Part 2 [6]
Subject: RE: BS: Limericks, anyone? Part 2
We once had a mayor in Orillia
Who could bitch and complain fit to kill ya
His name was McCan't
He'd turn purple and rant
Council meetings could not have been silly-ah

Now's he's gone and things seem kind of quiet
Cable TV's no longer a riot
In fact it's so dull
That I play Jethro Tull
And pop pills to enliven my diet

(*explanation: Orillia had a mayor for the last 3 years (I think it was seemed like an eternity!), and his name was Ken McCann (I changed it to "McCan't" in the in "can't get along with anyone). During McCann's term of office Orillia City Council became so acrimonious that I am surprised it did not turn into a western-style barroom brawl on at least a couple of occasions. McCann is an aggressive and combative fellow, and he seems to really enjoy confrontation, so things were lively. All of the council meetings were televised on local cable, and some people starting tuning in regularly to watch the hijinks, accusations, veiled threats, outright threats, etc...sort of like a soap opera. McCann looks a lot like the actor who played Lex Luthor in the Superman movies...can't remember his name at the moment. We are now having an election for a new mayor and council, and a couple of personal friends of mine are actually running for council. It should be fun. If they get elected, I pity them. No matter what they do or do not do, they are bound to be attacked for it. Ahh...democracy!)