The TV news trucks have descended upon the fair town of Ying Ge, to report on the possibly illegal activities of the Mayor of YinGe, a sleepy town of 80,000 souls, nestled between San Xia and Toayuan.
Apparently, the Mayor decided last year to begin tiling all the grey yucky walls in and about YingGe within colorful tiles, and using black and white stones for creative artistic representations of ceramic pots, animals and other various local landmarky type things. This story was first reported on Forumosa.com by poster jdsmith, who mentioned it several times in passing.
The problem started when someone fired off a rare synaptic charge and the thought occurred, “Who is making all these tiles?” News reporters have discovered that the tiles are being made by the Mayor’s wife’s family, and this has led to big stink, because questions abound:
Was there a process for selecting the Mayor’s wife’s fmaily, or did he just say, “Hey, you guys want to make a shitload of money?” Were other bidders invited? (HA!)
Suspicion apparently was aroused as even abandoned houses, this reporter kids you not, and the parking lot where this reporter parks his fashionable Ford Tierra, and the walls of the old ugly building next to the parking lot were tiled in a stylish pattern.
This has been jdsmith, reporting, in YingGe.
Back you Jim.