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Monday, April 18, 2011

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Has Councilwoman Kimmins Been Warned, "Speak No Evil"

Councilwoman Kimmins
     Recently, Westfield Councilwoman Vicki Kimmins has gone silent.  Councilwoman Kimmins had asked Mayor Skibitsky if the Town Council could invite it's consulting engineer, Gordon Meth, to a council meeting to address the many unanswered questions residents have concerning the placement of the "HAWK" pedestrian activated light at the cul-de-sac'd intersection of Central Ave. & Cambridge Rd.  She should be applauded for standing up for Westfield residents.
Residents are not opposed to the pedestrian light.
     However, the process that took place that moved the light from its original proposed location at the intersection of Central Ave & Clover St. is still a mystery.  Mayor Skibitsky, with the backing of other council members, most noticeably Councilman Mark Ciarrocca, has indicated that the current location is safer without any "expert" proof.
     TFoTM asks Mayor Skibitsky, "Has Councilwoman Kimmins been the victim of "Tribal Hierarchy?"  

Psychology 101
If you start with a cage containing nine monkeys, and inside the cage hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.  

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.  After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water.  Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away.  

Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.  

The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs.  To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him.  After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.  

Next, remove another of the original nine monkeys, replacing it with a new one.  The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked.  The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment... with enthusiasm.  

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by a fourth, then the fifth, a sixth and so on.  Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked.  Most of the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs.  Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.  

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water.  Nevertheless, none of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.  

Why, you ask?  Because in their minds, that is the way it has always been!  

This, my friends, is how the Westfield Town Council operates, and it is why, from time to time ...


  1. Let's keep one and replace eight. Kimmins is easy on the eyes. ;)

  2. I got the hose.....

  3. This is a suggestion****

    Mr Smith Goes to Washington

    Where is Westfield's Mr. Smith?

  4. well captain duh tried very very hard to star with her but shes a pretty blond so you know he cant win that one..........

  5. Simply stated; the game won't change until the players do.

  6. If Kimmins would consider doing the right thing instead of towing the party line she could easily be elected mayor.

    Even a child knows what the current mayor and Mark don't seem to realize: It is an admirable thing to admit that you made a mistake.

    Do they really have no idea how foolish they look to the entire community?

    "Pride goes before destruction..."

  7. The "tribe" places their own interests above that of the average Westfield citizen in all aspects of life in Westfield.