A large majority of the folks who are against the new Washington Street Wesleyan bookstore/Starbuck proposal are part of a local sub-society collectively known as The Village District (People). These Village People are quite affluent around Middletown and have their thumbs in most political pies. They aren’t poor either people! In fact some of them use federal, state and local tax monies to fund their pet projects while giving themselves a six-figure salary. While you and everyone else you know hustles at work, these folks are taking advantage of the government grants and suspension of taxes to make their money. There’s a lot of money to made in liberalism folks. Here’s where it gets interesting: A huge supporter of the Village District is a man named Jeff Bianco, a local architect and veteran chairman of Middletown’s Historic Preservation and Design Review Committee whose job is to mainly preserve cool and ancient stuff in town. (I.e. Nice old building, let’s protest so the town won’t knock it down).
Guess what? While his friends are publicly serving as activists and blogging against the proposed new bookstore-Mr. Bianco stands to gain if the project goes forward. Why? He is the architect on the project and stands to make good money if one day you are able to pull up and buy a coffee-mocha.chocolate-creamladunno-jejune from the Seattle owned franchise. Then it’s official Mr. Blanco’s pockets have been lined with the Benjamins and has scoffed at his Village friends and Historic Committee.
|The Chairman of Middletown Design |
Review & Historic Preservation,
architect Jeff Bianco defended
the Pearl Street
development & tear down
of historic property
by saying "We don't live in Venice." *
Hypocrisy 2: As of this writing, Mr. Bianco’s name has yet to be mentioned by any of the other blogs or papers in Middletown except for Wesleying.org where he is featured presenting the project. This is very strange, these blogs have taken strong stances against the development on Washington Street, but none are critical of Mr. Bianco and/or Mr. Drew. Why is that? Simple, they don’t want to put their necks out there too much and burn bridges within their own party and network. I wonder if Mr. Bianco and Mr. Drew were Republicans, would they be vilified in the blogs? You bet your ass on it.
Prediction: The other blogs will get upset that we mentioned Mr. Drew and Mr. Bianco..