Tuesday, March 29, 2011


THIS kind of arsing about is what I think of when people mention government waste #Platypus http://ow.ly/4ndKrless than a minute ago via HootSuite

I am shocked and outraged that someone as vital to the functioning of civil government as a deputy mayor would show up for a council meeting wearing a platypus costume. His refusal to treat the proceedings with the solemnity and respect required of his position makes a mockery of the rule of civilized law.

The incident appears to be part of some sort of larger debate over the council's (poorly chosen) mascot. Putting aside my disgust at the amount of time and effort they have clearly wasted in discussion of this issue, I am stunned and outraged over some of the figures that are being casually tossed about.

Merely considering the "$5500 to $7200 originally quoted to the council for a custom-made design" is shameful, and the deputy mayor's price of "$247 including GST" is still more than two hundred dollars too much.

Why not just get an actual platypus? He'd do it for a pack of Winnie Blues.

Better yet, look to the criminal justice system! You can't tell me that there isn't a platypus who is facing a community service order right this instant who would jump at the chance to do some easy work as a mascot in lieu of actually repaying his debt to society.

Problem solved. No thanks necessary, Camden, but give me a shout if you need any more help with your budget.

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