Cacioppo plays his part
As you may or may not know, Cacioppo has sued the district over the language of the election question 3-D. Cacioppo contends that the language of the election question violated the state Constitution.
School district employees are understandably frustrated, since the raise that the voters approved has been held up while the case wends through court, with all the due speed of the justice system.
But Cacioppo does society right, in this case, by litigating the question to make sure that everything was done properly. If the election question – and resulting raises for school district employees so our expensive standard of living is factored fairly – violates any laws, then it should be struck down. Simple as that. Get as frustrated as you want. Tough luck. Sorry.
And if the court or courts ultimately find that the school district and its lawyers did their work correctly, then the raises the voters approved should take effect. Nice try, Mike. See ya.
It’s just a blessing that we have our system of checks and balances in government working roughly on our society’s behalf.
In the case of increasing the school district’s funding through an improvement in the cost of living equation, the Legislature did its part, the voters did theirs, Cacioppo is doing his, and the judicial system will do its.
In the end, the legality of the ballot question will have been extensively explored and determined, and we’ll call it right, one way or the other. No guns will be fired, no coups started, no riots in the streets. Of course, it’s possible no one will remember having voted on this, either, but that’s another story.
Don’t diss disco
An e-mailer, Marty Angelo, set us straight the other day about the Bee Gees and their place in disco legend – or infamy, depending your vantage.
Turns out there actually is a Disco Hall of Fame, and yep, the Bee Gees are in it, along with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Disco’s fans, all three or four of them, seem an ardent bunch, reading through some postings on a disco Web site. A critic claims disco made the Bee Gees into one of the best sellers of all time, up there in the top six or seven pop acts.
“Saturday Night Fever” provided the peak for that obnoxious music and style, and of course the Bee Gees’ “Night Fever” made it the top selling soundtrack of all time. Referring to the band’s “deep creative well” might be a little over the top, though. They were light and fun for a certain subset of people – who just happened to buy millions and millions of albums. So we diss disco to our peril. D.R.