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'I Didn't Know What Time It Was...'

November 8, 2007

That was the title of a great Rogers and Hart classic, but hey, Mr. Mayor, Doctor, whatever! Have you been so busy trying to pollute Croton’s water with additives you forgot to turn back the Village’s clocks when we changed back to Eastern Standard Time? You always insist “the buck stops here.”

Well, despite all the money spent on the village’s high-tech super-precise weather station, you carelessly neglected to set the system’s clocks back at 2 a.m. last Sunday. And they are still showing the wrong time at this writing. See for yourself if you don’t believe us. Congratulations on another example of your due diligence.

No big deal, you say? Weather experts will tell you it’s a very big deal. Failure to set the timing mechanism back one hour means that all the weather statistics for Croton collected this past week are wrong. And that means weather statistics for the month of November will be wrong. Every temperature reading is wrong. High temperatures were recorded as having occurred an hour later. Low temperatures, too. Precipitation figures and every other measurement are wrong. In the words of George W. Bush, “You’re doing a great job, Schmidtty!”

Are you going to be this careless in injecting additives into Croton’s water, as you seem hell bent on doing? Frankly, we’re extremely worried about the low level of supervision in this village. It seems to be going to hell in a hand basket.

Crotonblog is forced to ask once again: “What’s up, Doc? Who’s minding the store?”


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