Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin “what now,” is out and about as often as possible to bring you news overheard in elevators, restrooms and spied in various e-mail boxes.
QUID HAS HEARD that if we are judged by the company we keep, we’re likely to be pretty lonely as a city. Seems that the nattering nabobs in the city hall star chamber are all discombobbled about which groups to join and which ones to thwart. The lefties on the dais of deciders want Aurora to get behind a group that makes almost legal residents, who must not be illegal residents, citizens. The other side of the dais and political spectrum says no way, no how. The likes of Councilman David Gruber won’t have Aurora joining any groups that cities like NYC, Chicago and LA also fawn over. Since the lefties in the group sure won’t stand for Aurora sending off a check to Douglas County is Kinda Cool, Aurora stands a good chance of going it alone among municipal pals. As it seems almost impossible to find some organizations both sides will entertain, why not start some of our own? Quid respectfully suggests these clubs for ours and others like us:
• National League of Tightwads: Cities and counties that would rather have to walk to school and work uphill both ways than give up one damned dime for better roads.
• National League of Crazy Tightwads: The creme de la creme of tightwad cities. Cities so weird they won’t take better roads even if they come for free. Aurora did just a few years ago, and voters here said no.
Besides that, our fine burg has pretty much nothing in common with anyone. Sorry.
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