QUIDNUNC: Cat’s out of the bag on banning bad-boy books and criminal kitties in Aurora

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Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin  “what now,” is out and about as often as possible  to bring you news overheard in elevators,  rest rooms and spied  in various e-mail boxes.

QUID HAS HEARD that some of city council has met the enemy, and they are catus. Catus feralus, to be precise. Seems that as city nabobs wander through the forest of city code, they have come across an offender in laws regulating the city’s vast animal kingdom. Where city law once referred to the nuisance feral cats as “feral cats,” there’s a suggestion to change the Aurora legal language and now and forever more call them “community cats.” Neigh, says Councilman Dave Gruber. He pointed out there’s nothing community-minded about these meowlers who stalk the pretty birds and wreak havoc on Aurora’s delicate ecosystem. They are bad kitties, and we should beware the bad the cat. More on this as it develops.

AND QUID HAS HEARD the eyeroll seen ‘round the star chamber at city hall this week when Councilwoman Francoise Bergan expressed her concern about the seriously bleeding-heart liberal plan to have city convicts join book clubs as part of their sentencing. Seems that Bergan has been losing sleep worrying what the city’s bad hats would do if they started reading books about all the bad things they might do. Taking a page straight from the Tipper Gore school of nonsense, Bergan has prompted your faithful censor to suggest these tomes be off limits, less the city’s ne’er-do-wells try new crimes: The Art of the Deal;  The Cat In The Hat; Unhinged; Anything by Shel Silverstein; Fear; Mathilda; Fire and Fury; and the Aurora City Code.

AND THAT’S ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS

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