As reported in the Free Press, Ward 2 Alderman, Jennifer Lemmerman says, "it's not over 'til it's over" and her proposal to change the "Melrose Board of Alderman" to the "Melrose City Council", will be heard by the full board on Oct. 5, despite being rejected by the Appropriations Committee 7-3. "I'm not sure why it is not silly that I'm (called) an Alderman", she says . If she didn't like what she'd be called, why did she run for the office ? If she ever (hopefully not) runs for Congress - here's a warning: you would be running to be a CongressMAN.
Thanks to liberal lunacy, and identity politics , the PC cops are literally trying to make it “offensive” to incorporate "man" in any form.
She would not be called Congressman, you dolt! She would be called Representative.
You are basically making her point for her.
Congressman |ˈkä ng grəsmən; ˈkän-|
noun ( pl. -men)
a member of the U.S. Congress (also used as a form of address), usually specifically a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
What is a transvestite called if elected to Congress - Congressperson ?
We have four public safety buildings that were erected in 50 BC and this chick is worried about her title. PRIORITIES, Alderman, PRIORITIES.
How ironic is it that the one who used to be a man is the one causing all the commotion. This is why I have a problem with these people. You want to live your life the way you want but you have to bring attention to yourself and you demand everyone feel the same way. It's not going to happen. Get over it. You are an alderman and if you want to call yourself an alderwoman then do it. What about the word human? Should we change that too?
That's DeSelm, not Lemmerman.
As a man, I feel slighted that the "man" in alderman and in many other words is being erased by the PC police. I feel that, as a man, I am under attack! It is very hurtful![:-|]
There are those who might think you are being facetious, but I can feel your hurt, and KNOW you are being sincere!
When Democrat v.p. candidate, Tim Kaine, said on the debate last night that he would be Hillary Clinton's "right hand person"...a stupid statement that will haunt him the rest of his career.
Where are the posts regarding the defeat of the change from Alderman to City
Councilor. I for one am glad this was defeated.
There are many more issues that need to be addressed besides this.
Thank you to the Alderman who voted to defeat this stupidity --
This Alderman knew when she ran to be on the Board of Alderman and if she was
voted in this would be her title.
Maybe "Alderperson" would be acceptable.
She would find a problem with that too.
Whether you agreed with her proposal or not, what was the harm? "There are more pressing issues to solve" - ok, but this was already up for a vote; the time was already being wasted; why not just vote for it? Now all that time is gone with no action. That's the real shame.
Lots of towns have City Councils. It's more popular than a Board of Alderman and they do the same job. I don't see what the big deal was with this.
Final vote was 5-5
Now perhaps Alderman Lemmerman can go back to addressing the more important issues in Melrose - and I don't mean transgender bathrooms!
Voting against their own interest? Get real - and learn to live in the real world, dumb, dumb! This is such a small deal - not worthy of any discussion!
Only a small thing worth arguing about, over and over again till the cows come home, when you live in Melrose and have a pea sized brain. To everyone else, it is the right thing to do as a matter of course. Refusing to rename the Board is yet again another stupid thing that Melrose won't do because it is full of backwards idiots who have no idea how provincial they and Melrose remain. Many Melrose folks are already well known for being racist.This is just another indicator of how misogynist and narrow-minded many in Melrose still are. If you think it is no big deal, why fight it so much? Only small handed and small headed people would refuse to acknowledge such a "small" thing. It is a power trip for those who have nothing better to do in their life then stop decent people from doing the right thing.
I resent your implication that "the folks" in Melrose are known for being
I do not agree with you about Melrose not being progressive.
I am third generation in this city and what I do object to is someone
having his or her own personal agenda to change things.
The charter will be reviewed and the changes will be made to the items
that need change and not on someone's whim to change things because that
person feels that his or her way is the "right way"
Melrose is "MY HOME TOWN" Is it yours
This change was defeated.
Her request failed.
End of story. "THE FAT LADY HAS SUNG"
To me - it's always been a solution looking for a problem!