[Vision2020] A short game of T ball
DonaldH675 at aol.com
DonaldH675 at aol.com
Fri Jun 3 14:00:24 PDT 2005
Doug is begging so hard to play ball, I'll let him in for one inning.
Prior to Doug's turn at bat he accused members of the city council of conducting
ex parte communications. He, himself lettered in that sport.
On April 27, 2005 Doug appeared before the County Commissioners (minus Paul
Kimmel, who just happened to be out of town) in an attempt to bully Tom
Stroschein and Jack Nelson. He did not notify Saundra Lund or I that he would be
discussing us, nor did he notify the Commissioners what he wished to discuss.
He just opened his mouth and vomited threats. His contention, as usual, is
that his church is being singled out for unfair treatment. You know, the
kind of treatment where people don't get a property tax exemptions if they run
a million dollar publishing business out of a church owned building.
In part his testimony reads.....
DW: " If that is the case and if there are people in town who have had a
very public vendetta against us for personal or ideological reasons of their
own, my concern, which I wanted to express to you all, face to face, is that
the mechanism of the law not be used, or not be allowed to be used as a cats
paw for fulfilling personal, settling personal scores. That sort of thing, it
appears to me would be a flagrant example of applying the law selectively.
So in other words the exclusive use, the particular interpretation of
exclusive use that you all decided on in the last go round is now in appeal. That
understanding of exclusive use must apply to all tax exempt entities in
Moscow or Latah County and not just to those entities that have me sitting on
But I think we should all agree that the law should not just be applied to
those who are the brunt of the animosity of a handful of people in town who
want to run ‘em out of town and who want to use the zoning requirements, the
Latah County commissioners or the Board of Adjustors, the Idaho State Attorney
General, there was a complaint filed against me there on another thing. I
don't think that that should be – I think that should be recognized and I
wanted to appear before you face to face and tell you face to face that that is my
fundamental concern. I think it opens Latah County up to a great deal of
exposure if the law is applied selectively in that way and I simply wanted to
tell you that....
I guess the thing I wanted to say is that monsters don't shrink when you
feed them. And I believe it is your responsibility to not just look at the
letter of the law, what’s going on in the law but also to look at the town and see
what’s happening in town. The animosity, the ideological agenda that’s
directed against us is open, public the archives of vision 2020 are there for
anybody to read and the last two years have been our adversaries have been
overt about what they want to do; they want to run us out of town and they are
using every device that they can get their hands on to do that ....
So, I'm certainly not going to illustrate the unjustice of it by filing a
similar complaint against the Presbyterian Church across the street or you
know, I'm not going to do that. But the fact remains that there is a de facto
situation on the ground where a year later the tax exemptions that has been
removed has been from our two entities the next two that are threatened are are
two entities that I sit on the board of and I just wouldn't want Latah
County to make a very expensive mistake. And that’s why I wanted to appear. I
didn't want to necessarily, I know that this is not the venue for going into
all the details of it."
By the way, this little communication is an excellent example of Doug Speak,
for those who aren't familiar with it. He appears in front of the county on
a day that his congregation member , Paul Kimmel, is not there. That is no
accident. He says he won't file property tax exemptions against the
Presbyterians, (Note to readers: Doug rarely does his own dirty work anyhow. He
leads from the rear.) Doug said he wouldn't file property tax complaints, he
didn't mention the zoning complaints waiting in the wings to be filed by his
son, Nathan, and Nate's sidekick, Aaron Rench (both NSA graduates and
employed by Christ Church).
Oh, back to the T ball game, Sorry, fans. Doug was caught cheating and
thrown off the field. And guess what, he was kicking and screaming the whole
way about how he was being discriminated against.
"Devil colic the wame o’ ye, fause thief; daur ye say leas in my lug?"
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written permission of the author, which you do not have, Dale Courtney. Just say
no to the temptation, and the boss man while you're at it.
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