Throughout 2011, the Glendale News-Press was riddled with articles regarding the Rose Parade float selected for the city of Glendale. It was difficult for the funding to be pulled together, and there was strong opposition against the theme.
At the time, it seemed to me a lot of people were upset about what was selected. However, no one stepped up to be a part of the selection committee to begin with. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals even stepped in to claim that the float represented animal cruelty.
It was a lot of smoke, but no fire.
So on Jan. 2 of the New Year, I sat down to watch the 2012 Rose Parade. The Glendale float was near the beginning and I thought it looked very nice and fit well with the theme of the overall parade.