Branson City Administrator Dean Kruitof Leaves Office in Presley Matador Costume

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.

It was the era of corruption. It was the era of the Presley Dixiecrats.

It was the age without wisdom.

It was the age without a city attorney.

It was the age of debauchery, anti-Christian and anti-business values.

It was the age of denying Branson's long standing traditions.

It was the age of closed government. It was the age of defiance to the Missouri Constitution and the United States Constitution. It was the day the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Sunshine laws were ignored.

It was the day of money laundering. It was the day of false histories. It was the day that years of fiscal responsibility and the entire city's savings were flushed down the toilet.

It was the day of ignorrance. It was the day of millions being spent on outside legal counsel. It was the day city leaders pride cost the taxpayers greatly. It was the day the finance committee learned a $2.6 million dollar expense was due two-and-a-half years after the contract was signed.

It was the day Agenda 21 was enacted. It was the day property rights were not respected and thousands to pages of new legislation made life hard on business owners.

It was the day Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley took vacations aplenty and charged $600 for any press member that wanted to see the expenses.

It was the day of police brutality and settlements disbursed.

It was the day of idiocy. It was the day the press stopped being a watchdog and joined hands with corrupt officials. It was the day the Mayor and KY3 were in a contractual partnership. It was the day Gary Groman retired and the government printed press releases on command.

It was the day black men were not allowed to perform in public (Nelly who gave a nice speech to Presley at his indoor concert).

It was the day Andy Williams was denied the right to lead a parade down 76 boulevard. It was the day a television station deleted him from the history.

It was the day of increased poverty, crime and rejection of new business. (Record number of reported rape and Murder, record high according to the FBI)

It was the day of Pharisaic rule and of Churches turning a blind eye.

It was the day of ridiculousness, false reports and false histories being promoted.

This was the day Branson City employees were fired in record numbers and engineers were instructed by a leader with a 4th grade education.

This was the day we can celebrate because it is over - almost - at least we can hope.