Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Abe Atiyeh Zoning, UFOs or Presidential Debate?
All Abe needs now is a nearby college.
This case, which was first heard last month, went on for 4 1/2 hours last night. And they're still not done. Another hearing is set for November 20, where resident after resident will get up and swear under oath that Abe Atiyeh is a dirtball. For another 4 1/2 hours.
Every now and then, I would sneak out of the zoning hearing and drop in on the UFO crowd. It was quite enlightening. I learned that not only have we been visited by aliens in the past, but they are among us right now. After 4 1/2 hours of a zoning hearing, I could see antennas popping out all over the place
I also noticed a giant pod next to City Council Solicitor Chris Spadoni, who was trying his best to stay awake.
Mark Malkames, representing Abe Atiyeh, offered to finish up early so we could all go home to watch the Presidential debate. But this is Bethlehem, and everybody there is already voting for Obama. So they all said No. They were anxiously waiting for their chance to call Abe Atiyeh a dirtbag.
Some pompous psychotherapist who claims he's gone to school for a zillion years, but has no Ph.D., testified that 50-75% of alcoholics and drug addict are whack jobs who get violent, psychotic and schizophrenic. Some of those bastards might even see UFOs. When an incredulous Malkames asked this guy whether he was frickin' serious, he called the Atiyeh advocate incompetent.
I think this psychotherapist might need some help.
Either that or he's an alien.
When the hearing was over, I hopped in my bike to cycle back to Nazareth. It was dark, but I have lights all over my bike. Some are steady. Others flash. At a light, one motorist rolled down his window to tell me that, from a distance, I looked like a UFO.
Anyway, I missed the debate I wanted to see and got home too late to recap the meeting. I'll do that tomorrow.
I've read a few news accounts of the debate, and really regret having missed some fiery exchanges. I'll try to find the debate online after getting some sleep and watch it. But I am interested in knowing what you thought.
Did Obama make a comeback, as I've read. Was Romney still strong, as I've read. Was moderator Candy Crowley pro-Obama, as I've read? Was she a great moderator? I read that, too.
When giving your debate analysis, please indicate whether you are an Obama or Romney supporter, or whether you are undecided like me.
I'm getting some sleep, just as soon as I get rid of that damn pod.