Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Voter Sewer Scare Tactics

Nobody Wins

Last Tuesday, all eyes were on Wisconsin, and so were mine. So when I went to vote Tuesday at my local police station..I had NO idea what we were voting on. The parking lot was packed: Wow, I thought to myself, must be something important on the ballot!”

As I was walking up, I spotted one of my swimming buddies and her mom. “MOM” wanted to vote. And I had to admire her spunk because she had a walker, and had quite a ways to walk…and walking wasn’t exactly an easy thing for her to do.

“So, what’s on the ballot?” I asked.

“Oh…you HAVE to vote yes!” said ‘Mom’. Everyone told me if we don’t, our rates will go sky high!”

Now, I don’t watch too much TV..but I noticed the “fear factor” right away. I saw BIG fear in Mom’s eyes. Obamacare was passed with the “fear factor”…the “stimulus” was passed with the “fear factor,” so I am always leery of anything that our “rulers” say if we DON’T pass the taxes…Hell will visit our doorway, with a couple of pit bulls salivating buckets of slim, and we will all die of Ebola.  

And so, on the doorway, I looked and saw what we were voting on:


To comply with federal and state clean water requirements, shall The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) issue its sewer revenue bonds in the amount of Nine Hundred Forty Five Million Dollars ($945,000,000) for the purpose of designing, constructing, improving, renovating, repairing, replacing and equipping new and existing MSD sewer and drainage facilities and systems, including sewage treatment and disposal plants, sanitary sewers, and acquisition of easements and real property—related thereto, the cost of operation and maintenance of said facilities and systems and the principal of and interest on said revenue bonds to be payable solely from the revenues derived by MSD from the operation of its wastewater sewer system,including all future extensions and improvements thereto?——YES NO

(Well, so they want to update the whole sewer system, and WHY is that? Which means the cost will be passed onto the clients…right? And all future extensions will just be added without notice? )



PROPOSITION 1 Shall Article 2 of the Plan (Charter) of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District be amended to provide that the portion of the boundaries of the District that are located within St. Louis County shall be as described in records kept in the office of the Secretary-Treasurer of the District and no longer required to be contained in the text of the Plan? —YES NO


(What? It goes into some office and is no longer required to be contained in the “text” of the Plan? What if I want to read the “test” of the plan? That doesn’t sound good. Does that mean the Secretary only gets to see it? )




PROPOSITION 2 Shall Articles 3 and 9 of the Plan (Charter) of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District be amended to (a) establish procedural requirements relating to the formation of sub districts within the District and the design, construction and funding of improvements in such subdistricts, and (b) establish the method for levying special benefit assessments, all subject to a vote of the property owners in the affected subdistricts?—YES NO


(Yes, the property owners DO need to vote..but will we be reading this same Turkey gobble?)




PROPOSITION 3 Shall Article 3 of the Plan (Charter) of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District relating to powers of the District be amended to (a) permit the District to establish environmentally sustainable standards and practices, and (b) clarify the existing authority of the District to enter into contracts pertaining to stormwater facilities?—YES NO


(Okay, this smacks of Al Gore. Does this mean the DISTRICT gets to establish environmental sustainable standards and practices, and will be able to tell us all to get windmills to run our sewers? Well, how would YOU take this?)




PROPOSITION 4 Shall Articles 5, 7 and 10 of the Plan (Charter) of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District be amended to provide that notice of the expiration of the term of office of a Director, notice of tax levy hearings, notice of proposed rate changes, and notice of elections under the Plan (Charter) shall be given by mail, publication or electronic media, or such other form of communication as may be permitted by Missouri law?–YES NO


(You have to wonder, they don’t do this now? what if they NOTICE us? )


After my “shock”,  I looked in the empty room…where I saw one man, and four ladies sitting at a table. Besides “mom” I was the only voter there.  “Uh, can anyone here tell me what this gobblegook really means?” I asked. “I haven’t heard a lick about this on the local news, and this is like legalize from Russia.”


The man came over to me, with an understanding and sympathetic look on his face. I could tell he was just as confused as I was about the whole thing. “I know, I’m sorry, we are not allowed to say anything.” he said.


Then, over she came…the dragon liberal lady. The grand puba of the room: She looked me straight in the eye, and said, “You don’t HAVE to vote.” Right. I came here because I was bored.


“Of course I have to vote. I live here.” I said to her in a half cocked angry voice.  If a liberal wants it to pass, then right away I’m suspect. I’d vote just to spite her.  But, by the time I got my ballot, I figured my vote wouldn’t count at all. No one was here. They didn’t advertize this much, and they wrote the whole thing in such confusing language anyone could interpreted in any fashion.


Is this how they are cramming the green energy down everyone’s thoat all over America? I knew it was already a done deal. They talk about the “blacks” being disenfranchised in America, but when they hold voting on a Tuesday, and don’t even talk about the issues, and then write it as unintelligible as possibly, so you don’t really know what it means..and then threaten you if you DON’T pass your new high rates, you will be sorry.


Nobody Wins. Comrades. America loses.

 Mom’s daughter went out to get the car and I walked “mom”  out on my arm…I told her how much I missed my own mom, and she said, “I lost my son. He was in the Air Force and was shot down in Saudi Arabia.”

What can you say besides…thank you so much for your son and his service? It made me very sad…lost generations. This poor lady thinks she did the right thing…her bills will go up, and she just voted for them too.


Tonight, when I got home, I found out two things: Number One: What scared good old “Mom.’ THIS is how they extort high rates of taxes out of the American people.

With FEAR. Al Gore, would be proud

Proposition Y is a $945 million bond issue by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD).

If St. Louisans vote yes, sewer rates for the average single-family MSD user would rise from roughly $29 for the average single family to roughly $44 by mid-2015. The new rate effective July 1 of this year would be about $31.

By contrast, a rejection of the measure would raise that average rate to about $64 effective July 1 of this year. That figure would then rise to about $65 by mid-2015.

MSD must increase its rates to begin paying for $4.7 billion in upgrades mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The expenses stem from a settlement announced in August. The upgrades will help correct more than 350 sewer overflows in the St. Louis area and will be made over 23 years, according to a primer document from MSD. They will address violations of the Clean Water Act

 Number Two: Proposition Y passed with a majority, which means I was outnumbered by “Mom” and the dragon lady.

June 6, 2012 - Posted by | Angry Citizens, EPA, Global Government, global warming | , , , ,


  1. I am impressed Joy.

    Whether you are fearful or not, it behoves far more folk to be aware and questioning. And you illustrate nicely a major problem in our Democracies. It is easy to be scared when one has a scarcity of proper information.

    In Oz we have Compulsory’ voting. There are arguments pro and con for this but at present in State and Federal elections we all HAVE to attend the voting booths. It is not actually compulsory to cast a vote and no-one can tell if you have or not. Voting is ‘secret’. But turn up, you have to or be fined.

    Our voter turn-out is always around 95%, whereas I notice that in the US and UK, it is common for the total vote to represent nearer half of the voter population and some segments of the general population are virtually missing in non-action. Very few legislations around the ‘Free World’ have compulsory voting.

    In our local elections it is the same, but what you describe is unknown here. The ‘Instrumentalities’ never tell us a damned thing nor ask us to cast a vote on matters.

    What is ‘common’ between us, however, is the scarcity of information available to enable any decision to be made knowledgably at all. ‘Informed Consent’ is replaced by mushroom manure and burned-out light bulbs.

    But, again, WELL DONE my dear friend.


    Comment by Amfortas | June 7, 2012 | Reply

    • So, you HAVE to vote?Whoa. When it comes to voting, ignorance is not bliss…it’s the road to tyranny, and thanks!

      Joyanna Adams



      Comment by joyannaadams | June 7, 2012 | Reply

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