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Back Matt Reply to Jeff Wards Article on Aurora's Butcher Shop

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 Jeff Ward: Anyone afraid of butcher shop is achicken May 6, 2011 12:35PM, BELOW IS MY REPLY FOLLOWED BY THE  ARTICLE.http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/5202969-417/jeff-ward-anyone-afraid-of-butcher-shop-is-a-chicken.html  
Dear Jeff,I am in total agreement with your article, as a former candidate for Alderman at Large Ihave seen the three stooge affect at work in Aurora's city council. We had enough problems combating our reputation of Drug Dealers, Gangs Bangers and Sex offenders.But now we have to deal with this B.S. We should be focusing on the bigger issues of new business and job creation. Along with looking to help our police department whichhas been cut by 12% with new technology's to help fight Gangs Bangers and SexOffenders, with the ability to have electronic monitoring of the newly released convictedchild sex offenders that live here, so that we can keep our children safe.And of course we should be looking to bring about a radical change of doing businesshere. By looking to encourage small and large business to relocate here. Not drive themaway with council wars against business. In my opinion the third ward alderman is a bigot in the largest scene of the word, let me ask this. If this was a kosher butcher shopthat wanted to open in the same area and perform the same type of service for the Jewishcommunity, do you think the potential owner would have this much of a hassle?I believe they would not..... The Jewish community would be so outraged that the major media groups would swarm upon us like locus. The city council would have no choice but to pass it without any nay votes.The third ward alderman is trying to make hay so that she could move onto another gig, but she can't tell why she really isn't worried about the back lash from voters. Again inmy opinion, the Hispanic that she is offending, are not voters and by being reelected to asecond term she now has her pension and health benefits for life. So what does she careif she offends people and ruins our ability to create new business and added revenues for our cash strapped budgets. But let a piece of broccoli be harmed she be all over it!Great articles Jeff keep it up.
Cheers, Matt Harrington9th Ward Resident and former candidate for Alderman at Large
 AURORA BEACON NEWSPAPER ARTICLE  Jeff Ward: Anyone afraid of butcher shop is a chicken May 6, 2011 12:35PM 
Let Mr. Benitas open his butcher shop. Geez, Aurora! When you decide to take a ride onthe crazy train, you go all in — and that includes the aldermen. In these dire economicstraits, when an entrepreneur asks you to open a business, you might want to consider saying something along the lines of “aye!”With Mayor Tom Weisner breaking a 5-5 tie, you did try to say “yes,” but with twoaldermen missing, the six affirmative votes didn’t add up to the seven required by citycode. And it took a former city official to point out that error the next day. Ain’t thatembarrassing!So just as Aurora resident Fermin Benitas thought he could open his specialty butcher shop at 629 S. River St., the City Council pulled that rug right out from under him. Thevote never should have been that close to begin with. Benitas already owns a similar successful Chicago enterprise that slaughters and sells turkeys, ducks, chickens andrabbits.To paraphrase a famous playwright, “ain’t that the real rub?” Do Aurorans really think those Encor Salisbury steak TV dinners just magically appear in the frozen food section?The way some residents (and councilmen) shrieked about this prospect, you’d think Mr.Benitas somehow got his hands on the Easter Bunny.And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, someone had to call PETA. ThesePeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals make the birthers look like they have a clue.Let’s take a look at some of their more interesting pronouncements:First, they sponsored a TV ad in which a mother and father encourage their teenagedaughter to have frequent unprotected sex and dump her progeny on shelters. Then theyasked the pop group Pet Shop Boys to change their name. As difficult as it was to top thatone, objecting to fish sticks, they insisted fish be called “sea kittens.” After all, there’snothing quite like curling up with a purring catfish. Though PETA may be one egg shortof a dozen, their “slaughterhouse horrors” argument has some merit. But which wouldyou rather have? Tyson hanging chickens upside-down on a conveyor belt leading to acircular saw, or someone humanely killing them one at a time? As Alderman Rick Mervine stated, there’s no evidence Benitas’ Chicago shop ever violated any applicablestatute.

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