Friday, July 30, 2010

Coto de Caza's Army is No Gideon's Army

Posted by CotoBlogzz 07-30-2010

When Gideon was first summoned to fight the Midianites, his army was 33,000 strong, but  The LORD said to Gideon, "The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over me, saying, 'My own hand has saved me.”  After a few boot camp tests, Gideon is left with only 300  good men to fight the battle facing overwhelming odds.

Arguable not the hottest pepper in the harvest, Gideon did not give up and instead listened to God  who said he would give him victory (Judges 6:16) and(Judges 7:17).  God confuses Gideon’s enemies snatching victory for Gideon's army from the jaws of defeat.

Then there is the case of figures stating facts,  but liars figuring.

In still other instances, there is a case when numbers can and do lie.

We have characterized the CZ Masters Association’s decision to open the Yocham/Varo Dog Park- a park for the mid-sized, neutered, medicated CZ dog -  a most bone-headed decision.  Responding to resident criticism, the CZ Master Association published new rules and regulations to govern the use of the park, emphasizing that it is for the sole use of CZ residents and guests.  Bruce Banigan, CZ Master Association director, asserts that some 500 families use the park or roughly 15% of the residents.

There are a number of most obvious flaws with the latest CZ excuses, err....arguments.  First, Banigan is no Gideon.  That is,  the assertion that  500 CZ families are using  the Dog Park is analogous to VP Biden’s job creation numbers, and not the filtering of the trivial many to the vital few. The dog park barely holds 12 dogs at a time.  Further, an informal survey shows that no more than 10 dogs are at the park at any one time, and only during the peak period of 5:00 – 7:30 pm - where is the 500 number coming from?

Secondly, even though the dog park is to be used by CZ residents and guests, what about other facilities which are several factors more expensive to maintain, such as the horse trails, where only roughly 1% of the CZ residents use, while non-residents usually wander off the trails leaving poop trails of their own, and pay zilch for maintenance, but at the same time demand right-of-way at any time.  Not to mention the Sports Park. But what are $3 million /year subsidies for a parasitic bureaucracy afflicted by the Bell Syndrome?

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