“IS IT TRUE” MARCH 27, 2020

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We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?

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IS IT TRUE that sometimes the journalism community puts a spin on a story that is simply hilarious and yesterday the Evansville Courier and Press published such a story?…the article was about how Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke was making a visible sacrifice in solidarity with those good people whose lives have been negatively impacted by the COVID19 virus?…that sacrifice is that Mayor Winnecke will not be getting his hair cut into its typical perfectly coiffed form?…the poor man has already gone 6 weeks without seeing a barber and he isn’t going to be able to see a barber until Governor Holcomb’s order to shelter in place has been lifted?

IS IT TRUE that Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has been dubbed by the Courier and Press as a “HAIR CUT HERO?”…the City-County Observer was much taken aback that the CP gave the Mayor Winnecke the distinction of being a “HAIR CUT HERO?” … this distinction inspired us to write the following song to the tune of “Juke Box Hero” that was performed by “Foreigners” in both Roberts Stadium and the Ford Center?

FOOTNOTE: The following song was inspired by the “HAIR CUT HERO” article published in yesterday’s Courier and Press?  Please sing this song to the tune of “Junk Box Hero.”

Mayor Winnecke standing in the Civic Center, with his head hung low
Couldn’t get a haircut, cause the barber was closed
He was bored as hell, then he took one chance
Put his best shoes on, for a chicken fat dance
He smoked one cigar, it blew him away
He saw stars in his eyes and the very next day

Bought a beat up shear kit, from the local pet store
Didn’t know how to use it, but he knew for sure
That one shear kit felt good in his hands
Didn’t take long, to understand
Just one shear kit, at a Broadway Show
Was a one-way ticket, only one way to go
So he started chicken dancing’, ain’t never gonna stop
Gotta keep on dancing’, someday gonna cut that hair up top

And be a haircut hero, got stars in his eyes
He’s a haircut hero
He ain’t just one of the guys (hair cut hero, stars in his eyes)
Hair cut hero, come alive tonight

IS IT TRUE that in times of national crisis, it is often humor that makes a person’s day and helps them get through the tough reality of life?… Mayor Winnecke has always been a good sport to create a good laugh?…the days of the chicken dance video that was intended to slim Evansville down, to the current comical distinction of being a “HAIR CUT HERO”, he has always been there with a song, and dance and a laugh?

IS IT TRUE the economic repercussions may take years to be absorbed?…on this day over 95,100 Americans were diagnosed with COVID-19 and 1,451 died?  …3.5 million people have been laid off since last week and many families have lost and will continue to lose loved ones? …it’s time we ask for divine guidance?

IS IT TRUE we are told by reliable sources that CEO’s of local hospitals, representative of the Vanderburgh County Board of Health gives regular (3 to 4 times a week) updates to the Mayor Winnecke, Vanderburgh County Commissioners and a member of the County Council concerning the current status and mathematical data of the deadly COVID-19 in Vanderburgh County? …it’s obvious that Vanderburgh County could use Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and New York Governor Andrew Como types giving the masses daily accurate, and detailed information concerning the ever-changing dynamics of the deadly CORD-19 virus? … the truth is power?

IS IT TRUE that single-strand RNA viruses like Corona exit the host cell and wrap a piece of host cell membrane around them as they leave?  … this makes it hard for white cells to identify them?   …they do present viral antigens which stick out, why they are called Coronaviruses?  …any kind of lipid solvent will disrupt the piece of the cell membrane, such as soaps, detergents, and smaller alcohols? …you need to use about 70% ethanol in water for optimum effectiveness?  …the RNA will get disrupted and unable to get into another cell?

IS IT TRUE its time that Vanderburgh County officials to look at ways of helping City and County taxpayers and public employees with some kind of an economic stimulus that will help them while they are out of work and struggling? …many people feel its time that our elected officials start the discussion about giving the citizens of Evansville/Vanderburgh a break on their water and sewer bills or a delay on paying property taxes?

IS IT TRUE that a 6.1 million gallons raw sewage storage tank is under construction at the Westside Water and Sewage Treatment plant and it should be finished in 2021? … the new sewage storage tank will collect stormwater and raw sewage overflow? …when finished the 6.1 million gallons raw sewage storage tank will meet the requirements of the EPA consent decree? …the EPA consent decree has given the City 20 plus years to eliminate the combined water and sewer overflow throughout Evansville and parts of Vanderburgh County?

IS IT TRUE we been told that the Westside Water And Sewage Treatment plant experienced an extreme rain event? …we are told that the combined stormwater and untreated sewage was greater than the plant could handle and that many thousands of gallons of untreated water and sewage overflowed out of a manhole located next to the Westside Water and Sewage Treatment plant?  …we were also told that untreated raw sewage flowed into tributaries that which flows into the “Howell Wetlands”? … it’s been alledged that this raw sewage event has been reported and inspected to the EPA, Indiana Department Environmental Management and the Vanderburgh County Health Department? … it’s been alleged by those who work at the Westside Water and Sewage Treatment plant that there was no environmental damage to the “Howell Wetland.”  …we question this statement because we visited this site and noticed that a lot of raw sewage was floating in the waters at “Howell Wetlands”?

IS IT TRUE that Williams Brothers Construction Corp.and the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Board are in the mediation of a bill received by the utility for their contract work at the Westside Water and Sewage Treatment facility? …the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Board believe that the additional monies Williams Brothers Construction Corp.is attempting to collect for what they believe to be work not contemplated in the contract is in fact clearly contemplated in the contract.?  … the amount of the mediation bill is in excess of $1,000,000?

IS IT TRUE its time that relatives and parents of millenniums demand that they begin to quarantine themselves?

IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty?

IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?

Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you believe the Indiana Department Of Health March 26, 2020 report that Vanderburgh County only has four positive COVID-19 case?
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8 COMMENTS

  1. I hope they delay the due date on property taxes. I have a business closed by the state. The last 3 weeks have been terrible and now closed. I won’t have the extra $5000 to pay spring taxes. The waste in government and the schools is real . Half of the people in the EVSC downtown need to be let go. The teachers do a great job but the waste is real. We don’t need to pay a spokesperson $100000 . If the superintendent can’t speak find one that can.

    • This city and county could cut employees by at least 10% and we would not even notice. The mayor could completely eliminate the human relation commission, as some have wanted to do. The mayor would fire 20 police officers and 20 fireman before he would eliminate the HRC. This current no tax revenue situation should be a wake up call for our mayor not having a rainy day fund.

  2. I don’t understand how the Mayor can be so naive to our city needs like the Westside sewer issue, while worrying about his hair! Maybe if he turned that area over to HOPE, Mr Coures, and the Board of Public Works they could find the money needed to upgrade and fix some of these things

  3. I posted a comment this morning which seems to have been ignored. There was no profanity involved. Nothing demeaning, just my opinion.

    Plesase tell me why you have chosen not to print it!

    • Roger

      We just checked our comment section and noticed that your comment was still active. The problem has been corrected.

      Thanks for reading the City-County Observer and sending us your comments.

      Editor

        • Eviltaxpayer

          Please go to the article about Absentee Voting and you can read Roger’s post in that comment section.

          Thanks for reading the CCO.

          Editor

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