Monday, July 19, 2010

Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody

This is the story of four people who live in Crazy-Town, USA: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

Everybody said the new Mayor was crazy. Ever since her first day in office, Everybody felt like they were living in Crazy-Town. Nobody was happy that Anybody voted for her. Everybody thought Somebody should form a "recall committee" to remove the crazy Mayor from office.

But the Crazy-Town charter said the Mayor would have to be in office for SIX MONTHS before Anybody could recall her. Everybody marked the day on their calendars when Somebody could do something: July 6.

Well, July 6 came and went. And Everybody started to wonder. "When is Somebody going to start the committee to recall our crazy Mayor? Is Anybody going to do something about this terrible situation?" But Somebody said, "I'm afraid to do it because, Everybody will say I did for the wrong reasons.” And businesses in Crazy-Town said, "We don’t want Anybody who works for us to do it, because the Crazy Mayor will come after us."

Then Somebody thought, “It’s just like the old story.”

Everybody thought Somebody would do it. Somebody should have done it. Anybody could have done it. But in the end, Nobody did it.
Will Everybody be stuck with the mayor that Nobody wants? If Somebody doesn’t do something very soon, Nobody will have enough time to pass the petitions that Everbody wants to sign, and it will be impossible to get the recall of the Mayor on the November ballot. And Crazy Jane Murray will likely stay in office until at least May of 2011.

Does Anybody think this is good idea?


  1. So have the CAVE people succeeded in their harassment tactics?

  2. It is very interesting that there was so much chatter and complaining during the period that nothing could be the time has come to do something, no one wants to do it. Perhaps we do get what we deserve. If I still lived there, I would have a petition started. I still care what happens to my hometown, but it is very sad watching nothing be done when it has such inadequate leadership in the Mayoral position.

  3. I would do it but I don't live "in" the city, just pay income taxes to Portsmouth.
    Someone... ANYONE needs to step up and do the right thing.
    Like was mentioned earlier, I guess you deserve what you get if you do nothing.....