a sure thing
... seem to gullible people to be possible.
Pulaski must rebuild its history after fireWhat one very important word is missing from this sappy editorial?
Sometimes it seems like Pulaski cannot catch a break. Tragedy struck again Monday when the town's landmark railway station burned down. Now, the community must rally and rebuild, as it has done before.
The devastating loss is not the building. The town can and should rebuild it.
Pulaski residents have shown in the past that they can persevere through adversity. We have no doubt they will again. (link)
Pulaski is broke. And it'll take the better part of a million dollars to rebuild the train station. Where's it going to come from? Should the town fathers levy a tax on Wal-Mart? Oops. Wal-Mart moved its store out of Pulaski and into Dublin a couple of years ago. How about that huge Southern States complex downtown? Uhhhh. No. It closed down. How about charging a toll on that sparkly new New River Trail extension that's packing in the tourists? A quarter a person, say? That oughta bring in a good 75¢ a day. At that rate, construction can begin in just 1,333,333 days.
But what if those "persevering" citizens of Pulaski want the train station to be rebuilt before their great-great-great-great grandchildren die? What to do?
No, we need Obama down here. Pronto. One speech from Mr. Hope&Change and all will be okay. He promised. Right? We believed him, right?
Then again, maybe all we need is some good old-fashioned capitalism. And lots of it.