Wake Up Montopolis!

RECEIVED Sun., Jan. 4, 2009

Dear Editor,
    For the past few months, we have been waking up to the rumbling of jet engines rumbling the windows of our grandkids. After contacting and bitching, some anal-retentive city worker/puppet replied that on that particular night, the 2-3am racket occurred because they had to get a scheduled plane out in the morning. Just a question to the sleepy people around Montopolis, wondering if they are all drunk or drugged-up and cannot come together and fight the mental assaults from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: Are there no men in Montopolis or people sober enough, or is it all about being cowards? Cowards in not speaking up for yourselves and the assaults from the new people buying up the cheap houses and the city taxing your butts out of ownership. Where are all the strong women of yesterday that stood up for their families? Millions were spent to quiet MoPac for the residents of the white neighborhoods. $30 million to build a mall where there are more stores than people, $9 million to make First Street pretty while you need your streets paved and your kids are walking the streets because there are no sidewalks as pretty as at Circle C Ranch, and the city can't spend a million or two to deflect the racket from ABIA because your children don't deserve a peaceful night's sleep. Wonder why they are failing their grades? After all, it's a guesstimate that the 95% that use ABIA live in peaceful neighborhoods. I live 5 miles from ABIA, and my windows rattle when they run those maintenance tests at midnight. Get a grip Montopolis, and put the beer and drugs away and wake up and do something.
Alex Rodriguez
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