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Thursday, April 10, 2008

"H" for hypocrisy

So much for green initiatives and making Trenton a green city.

It is well documented that Mayor Douglas H. Palmer vocally supports green initiatives, but his employee automobile policy speaks volumes about how much Mayor Palmer actually supports environmentally friendly actions.

The mayor routinely allows city employees and contractors to motor back and forth to Trenton from far-flung locations throughout New Jersey, sucking both city tax dollars and gasoline into their engines, and spewing earth-warming carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere.

Now it is being said that the city does not recycle at many municipally owned properties, including City Hall, and other structures.

It seems the common-sense practice of recycling ended around the same time that Mayor Palmer ousted former friend and mayoral adversary Tony Mack.

It looks like Mayor Palmer wanted Mr. Mack out of his city job.

It appears Mayor Palmer then decided that the best way to do that was to jettison the entire city-run recycling operation. Then city officials managed to find jobs for every other recycling employee, except for Mr. Mack.

Now, city residents find that one result of the mayor’s vindictive behavior is that, with the demise of the city’s recycling program, so came the demise of many city buildings actually recycling, as one would think a city run by such a self-expressed green politician would do.

Mayor Palmer has mastered the art of talking out of both sides of his mouth.

Maybe the H. in the middle stands for “hypocrisy.”


Glen Cullen said...

It is possible that there is nothing worth recycling at City Hall these days. Garbage in Garbage out they say!

Chrissy said...

I thought the H stood for Hunterdon. But Hypocrisy works, too!

monica ola said...

Is there anywhere I can find info about this? I'm a member of the New Jersey Environmental Lobby (our office is located in Trenton) and perhaps we can draw more attention to this.

Irving Bertrand Clean said...

I never thought something would happen at Shitty Hall to actually make me feel sorry for Tony Wack.

What the hell is going on around here?!?!?