Really, what can one say to morons like this? People who are so, so painfully stupid as to think these things mean anything, or will change anything? Christ, I wish I had a bag of Magic Beans to sell. I'd make one final trip to Port Angeles (maybe a Chamber of Commerce meeting?) and clean up.
"Winning" meaningless online contests won't change the fact that Port Angeles is a depressed and depressing place. Depressed and run-down. Depressed and run-down and desperate. The irony of this particular situation is that one of the reasons Port Angeles is so depressed, run-down and desperate is because idiots like Don Perry keep getting elected to the City Council. Yet here Don is now, all puffed out over "his" underground tour possibly being "the best" around.
Memo to Don Perry: NO ONE CARES BUT YOU.
Don Perry's laughing because he knows it's pointless
for Cherie to try and teach him how to read. Silly, silly Cherie!
Here are a few relevant facts:
One: As mentioned above, Port Angeles suffers from a real leadership deficit. The only thing they've traditionally excelled at is bad ideas, and Don Perry was a Four Star General of the Brain Drain Brigade as a Council member. Yes Man for Karen Rogers, good ol' boy gladhander, sexist staff harassing yahoo and certified mouth-breather, Don Perry is representative of just how low the bar has been set for elected officials in Clallam County.
Two: He's also a failure as a businessman. Ever seen Don's rinky dink "business" office downtown? The one he's, hmmm, never, ever at? It's a sad testament to a man's need to have his image and ego propped up with the window dressing of some sort of "business" he can say he's in - even though he is, in fact, not really in business at all.
Three: Which brings us to the aforementioned underground tour. As the PDN article states, Don has been doing this tour for 16 years. In all that time, he has constantly bemoaned the fact that the areas on his tour - the tour he claims to love - are always threatened with decay, damage and redevelopment. A little street work here and there, or a wall collapsing somewhere else, and the tour is finished.
Yet, in all those years, 16 long years, lazybones Don Perry has never taken a single step to do something about it. Note his tours are a "business." No one is going to donate funds to help restore a "business." (Hello, Scott Nagel - we're looking at you and your wannabe buy-it-for-me movie theater.) But people, and all sorts of agencies, might give money to help restore or maintain a non-profit historical attraction. Don knows this. But has he ever even tried to form a non-profit to safeguard the underground? No he has not.
Because Don Perry is, above all else, lazy, lazy, lazy - both physically and (especially) mentally. Just like the leaders of the Chamber of Commerce and the PABA and all the other rah rah cheerleaders who want some stupid online contest to instantly make their town viable again, rather than doing it themselves. These types don't want to do any self-examination or heavy lifting. No, they'll just sit and get fat and wait for the Magic Beans to show up.
Opening Soon in downtown Port Angeles!
But even Magic Beans can't grow being planted that far underground. They'll just wind up being buried and forgotten, kind of like Port Angeles...