Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Christian Mathiesen AKA “The Tooth Fairy” declares war on downtown bars.
Well tonight was fun as Chris Mathiesen who for the rest of this story I will simply call the “The Tooth Fairy” made it quite clear what he thinks about Caroline Street.
1. Saratoga bars are out of control and dangerous
2. This was no workshop the “The Tooth Fairy” had made up his mind to go after Saratoga’s nightlife last year
3. He will do everything in his power to close the bars early and shut down any bar for the year that he deems excessively loud
I will let the videos speak for themselves. I will say the vast majority of the crowd was against “The Tooth Fairy”. There were the usual suspects who took no responsibility for their adult children’s actions but complained mightily that if the police had just been a better nanny their personal tragedies would have never happened. These augments are getting pretty old and while I lament the loss of life neither of their children were innocent victims. Harsh maybe but there is a price to pay when you’ve been a drunken idiot and sometimes that price is death. I also understand except by the grace of god I could have been killed in a drunken brawl in my youth. I can guarantee my mother would have laid the blame with me and not the Hub or the police or society. I’m sure a lot of people don’t like that comment but I don’t care, its time someone said it.
Most of the people were clearly against the “The Tooth Fairy”. I spoke on a couple points. One woman said people were cancelling their weddings in Saratoga due to the reputation of the bars. I pointed out that many people in this town were upset that Mazzone was scheduling $40,000 weddings at the Hall of Springs at the same time as Phish concerts at SPAC. I then mentioned Phish will be here for three nights and Dave Mathews for two and maybe Executive Director of SPAC Marcia White who made $300,000 last year should be at his little workshop.
I also pointed out that while he complains that DWI arrests are down in the city I pointed out that they are down statewide and unless he has empirical evidence that the number of DWI accidents are up, then his augment that he needs more cops for better enforcement is bullshit.
But I was wasting my time as was everyone else who disagrees with him. Mathiesen has made up his mind and he’ll never let a few facts get in the way of his agenda. I just hope the damage he is causing to this city can be minimized till he’s voted out of office
But then again if the bars are forced to close early Saratogians won't be forced to watch drunken scenes like this