Plan to develope senior center opposed Plan to develope senior center opposedOf course this is a 'shell game.' Of course this is people trying to get rich off of 'government money.' Of course this is a case where local politicians try to 'bring home the bacon' and have goodies to spread around to win votes.
Furthermore, of course Wayne Fontana is worried about NOTHING GETTING DONE. He wants to do something as he has done NOTHING and has nothing to show for anything other than his pension and perks.
Doing something is better -- in his mind -- as opposed to doing what should be done.
I want to do things that are going to help the community and I want them done well.
Be prudent. Be real. Be honest. None of my worries rise to the top of their lists of priorities.
And, of course, the seniors vote. So, the seniors get a new rec center. But, this is not a rec center for the future. The Senior Centers of today are GOING TO BE WASTED SHELLS (pun inteneded) in a few more years.
People of my generation are not going to sit around and play BINGO like the seniors of today. And, not many of them are really crying the blues for another senior center so they can be warehoused to sit around for free ice cream, soup and another bingo game.
Modern centers are not 'senior centers' as Pittsburgh knows them.