Sunday, November 18, 2007

Reid Greenmun: Our Biggest Civic Embarassment

Voting is over and Reid Greenmun (aka Green Reednut) has been chosen our biggest civic embarassment. He took 71% of the vote, to 29% for former Citizens Action Coalition Chairman Bob O'Connor. Reid currently serves as Transportation Chairman for the Very Bellicose Terrorists Authority-er, Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance (VBTA). Some of his positions:

1. He calls light rail "Marxist".

2. Mass Transit is "socialism".

3. He put together an alternative transportation plan for the region that (get this!) claims to be able to build new road projects with neither new taxes nor tolls.

No wonder the VBTA isn't taken seriously on Transportation!

Reid has a notorius past, having been pencil-pusher for self-styled "civic leader"/nutcase Barbara Messner. With the VBTA now, he tries to run from that past. However, he never could have stayed around BM as long as he did unless he drank the Kool-Aid. Paranoid Barbara entrusted him with e-mails detailing her political ambitions. To point out the obvious, she doesn't do that unless she knew Reid was a true believer.


Anonymous said...

That's nice Henry (yeah, I know who you are). These are the same gripes you have had for years. Anything you can do to rub elbows with developers and buisness owners, right? (including building unnecessary and expensive projects at taxpayer expense). This is just another political hatchet job - nobody is fooled.

Avenging Archangel said...

"rub elbows with developers and business owners"? Only as a means to an end, not an end in itself. Politics requires coalition-building, and I will work with groups I despise where necessary for the betterment of the community.

The irony is that Reid goes around preaching referenda...but can't take a vote that went against him.

Anonymous said...

The embarrasment is Henry who attacks my questions regarding Light Rai but refuses to defend his remarks in a pubic debate.

Anonymous said...

BTW I wrote that ast post - Reid Greenmun

Anonymous said...

Oh, by the way ... Henry, Barbara Messner?

You really need to update your childish attacks.