Monday, February 20, 2012

"Magnificent Seven"


Bibb County SPLOST committee
searching for role and name

Last Saturday morning, February 18, 2012 as I was enjoying my catered breakfast and coffee I observed an article in "The Telegraph" concerning the SPLOST Overview/Advisory Committee's first meeting.  The reported was Mike Stucka.  As I read the article I could only think of one thing.  "The Bridge to no where!" and the fact that the committee was reported to having no purpose.

Well I gave the article considerable thought and this Morning, February 20, 2012 I recalled a name which may be appropriate for this group.   A group of Seven performed in an excellent manner in a 1960 Film entitled "Magnificent Seven." 

So, this would be an appropriate name.  Seven committee members who need a name, thus this post today.

A brief summary of the Film which I obtained from the world wide web is quoted here:  "An oppressed mexican Peasant Village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes."

Unfortunately the stars in this film were male and they were - Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and James Coburn.  So while the current SPLOST committee has six males and one female, I still think that the name "Magnificent Seven" would be very appropriate.  After all we were all informed prior to the vote on the SPLOST that a group of citizens would be appointed to look out for the welfare of the citizens of Bibb County/City of Macon.  Thus the Magnificent Seven could now be charged to insure that the expenditure of SPLOST funds should be monitored to insure that no "penny" is expended in a neglectful manner.  In a way, that could be considered as defending our homes.  We need every SPLOST penny to be spent in an effective manner to prevent future property tax increases on our homes in Bibb County and yes, the City of Macon.

Thus I present to you, "The Magnificent Seven"

Monica Smith
Dan Slagle
Lindsey "Doc" Holliday
Bruce Freeman
David Lucas
Theron Ussery
C. Jack Ellis

As I conclude this Blog Post today it is my Wish that this group represents us well and insures that the pennies are indeed well spent for the benefit for all of Bibb County and the City of Macon.  

1 comment:

Alan said...

A reader of "The World This Week" suggested that I should have named this group "The Seven Samurai" which is a 1954 Film.