Midwest => Great Lakes Medieval Faire => Topic started by: Capt. Morgan on January 10, 2012, 05:58:56 AM

Title: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Capt. Morgan on January 10, 2012, 05:58:56 AM

Lovely...simply F-ing lovley....

As the song goes "Let us drink and be merry, all grief to refrain, for we may and might never all be here again..."

I hope that's not true...I hope to see many of my RF friends at GLMF this year! I hope!
Title: Re: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Merlin the Elder on January 10, 2012, 06:48:44 AM
It seems I read something about this township quite some time ago, and got the distinct impression that some of the locals were convinced that there was some serious "witchcrafting" going on there. In this day and age, it stuns me to imagine that there are still people around that are that backward—and uninformed—about Wicca, and so much so that they use it as leverage to destroy something they don't realize is a benefit to them.

Especially with the economy in the shape it's in, you would think that a town would be thrilled to have something going on that brought in substantial revenue, in both the tax coffers, and the local economy in general. I hope they (GLMF) survives this.
Title: Re: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Rowan MacD on January 10, 2012, 12:19:53 PM

I will admit to never having visited the area personally, but if the description is correct, the faire probably brings in more than 30% of the annual business income.  Per the website, the township  has a population of a little over 1400 souls, all of which are rural.   If the faire goes away, the town might just disappear.
  Unfortunately, petty tyrants are all too common in small jurisdictions like this.  My town has a population of 14,000 + and we still get the occasional closet bigot in office (though to our credit, we quickly purge him/her).  In a town as tiny as Trumbell Township, there are probably few that care enough or have the desire to run the town, and there is always the risk that someone with a personal agenda will fill the vacuum.   If most of the residents are elderly, retired or otherwise don't care about the faire either way, this guy/group can use the town coffers anyway they want, even to the detriment of the local economy.   It is doubtful the locals will do anything about it, if they even know what is happening around them.   
Title: Re: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Capt. Morgan on January 11, 2012, 11:09:11 AM
Oh, they know what's happening, and how much the Trustee's have spent trying to get rid of the Faire...and they still vote these guys back in even tho' they had new candidates running last year. The (powerful) few are ruling and they do not like the Faire or the owner...
Title: Re: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Merlin the Elder on January 11, 2012, 11:30:30 AM
Do you live in the area, Captain?  Perhaps you should run for office.
Title: Re: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Capt. Morgan on January 11, 2012, 09:06:50 PM
Live 40 miles away from Faire....and I'd have to have my brain replaced by a cauliflower to go into politics!  :D
Title: Re: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Merlin the Elder on January 12, 2012, 06:37:40 AM
Therein lies the problem. All the smart people stay out of politics. It's a Catch 22.  :P
Title: Re: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Jared Thorne on January 16, 2012, 07:19:09 PM
I know exactly what you mean. We have had to deal with a similar PITA in the Symmes Township admin who has been trying to take the castle out from under us for a number of years. Fortunately, he has since retired, and they have appointed a saner individual in his place.
Title: Re: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Capt. Morgan on February 22, 2012, 02:31:49 PM
Ahhh....sanity is a rare quality where the Faire is concerned...*sigh*
Title: Re: Lovely...(NOT)
Post by: Drake Starsong on June 06, 2012, 10:38:08 PM
It's really sad that some people just don't grow up in the right area's. You would think a lot of politicians were still stuck in the kindergarten mode of pushing down the kid that took the orange crayon. I say they can take our Ale, but I'll be damned if they take the faire! One would think they would be mature enough to handle the situation like adults rather than making people suffer because they don't like someone. While I don't know the exact reason for the bickering with the faire owners, I don't think the way they are handling it is very mature. Just my 2 cents, I hope some day to have a beer know what I mean - there isn't a lack of "home brew" :)