At which dark, out-of-town bar did the "three muskabeers" come up with their evil plan? With not one good reason being offered for dismissing Thad Taylor, the only conclusion we can draw is that they want to get rid of a strong, revered and highly-principled person who can't be manipulated. Of course, the plan is based on careful timing. A recall can't begin so soon after the installation of the mayor, even if a petition drive has been initiated. A waiting period is required. Meanwhile, we are going to lose the work and leadership that Mr. Taylor provided, along with a family who have put down their roots and would surely have retired here. Alpena needs that kind of families and can't afford to lose them. On the other hand, it would be a pleasure to find replacements for the "three muskabeers."