“Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.” - Aristotle
You will recall that two weeks ago, former Johnson City trustee and local businessman Bruce King posted a detailed article on Press Connects which corrected many of the misrepresentations made by Dennis Hannon in a prior Press article. We were so impressed by the information that we re-printed the post here with Mr. King's permission. Well, it did not take long for Mayor Hannon to abuse his power as mayor and go after Mr. King.
Bruce King owns and operates a successful vending machine business. Mr. King has soda and candy machines in businesses throughout the southern tier. Included in his list of sites was the Johnson City Police Department. Well no longer.
Within hours of the publishing of King's piece in the Press & Sun Bulletin, King received word from Dennis Hannon that his machines are to be removed from Village property within 24 hours. No explanation. No justification. Just "remove the machines".
Fortunately for Bruce King, these machines are but a small cog in the wheel of his business. But again, this highlights Hannon's willingness to use his power to punish his enemies. But what is most disturbing about this latest incident is Hannon's willingness to abuse his power without even a shred "cover". In his current delusional state, he seems to think he has a right to abuse the public trust to pursue his personal enemies. The voters rejected this sort of approach when it rejected Hannon's partner in buffoonery, Monica Silas. Hannon should be aware of the election results. Which leads us to believe that he has begun to lose his grasp on reality.
Which also leads us to believe that there will be more of this nonsense to come.