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It's funny how the hustlers under the Gold Dome told us that voting on alcohol sales was a local issue and couldn't be brought up by the Legislature. "Oh no Sir, we can't vote on allowing alcohol sales on Sunday, you need to do that with your local cities and counties..." Now they're saying, they can handle this issue on amending the constitution. One thing you don't see being pointed out is this is adding another layer of red tape to our state government with a panel that is "volunteer" but will get a per diem and stipends. And of course appointed by the Governor and pals. If they truly believe in local control and wanting to expand charter schools, then the local political party in control should be running Primary candidates who want to change things. Don't be surprised if this passes, this "volunteer" panel will need bigger and bigger budgets to "deal" with issues down the road.
Hey Karl, guess what? He's still a bigger man than you for deciding to run. Anyone who decides to take the time to offer themselves up for public office and endure a long campaign season deserves respect. I don't remember seeing your name on the ballot anywhere? Amazing the people who want to cast stones but don't step up and take on a challenge like that.
Thank goodness the proposal was voted down. When you can only muster a score of 51 out of 100, it's called a failing grade. And to be quite honest, Mike Korom is still the candidate to vote for in the District 3 Race. You have Tommy Hunter who's been propped up by Developers and Real Estate Dealers and has a blemish on his record when he worked for Gwinnett. You have Jerry Oberholzter who was for Briscoe expansion before he was against it. He's also accepted contributions from the trash haulers who are part of Beaudreau's trash plan. Plus he might need a police escort to the bathroom during Commission meetings. And we have our current Commissioner who tabled lead the tabling of a vote 22 times denying a couple the opportunity for free enterprise. Called the Commission staff "insubordinate". Feels like we can't handle our own trash decision.
It's clear in this race, I'll be voting for Mike Korom!!!
Wow, so a Master's thesis counts as hard core proof these days? KMM, the opponents are not using out of date information. Sounds more like your information is out of date about what is being used.
So Mike Royal is all upset because robo-calls and "other political activities"??? Poor baby. I hope he remembers this when he runs for office like he's being pushed to do in the new 105 District. So no robo-calls for Mike Royal. Tell you what, maybe his groups should stop buying ads on Facebook to promote their page pushing the airport.
As for TeeLee, umm 316 is not a limited access highway. Do you even know what one is? And honestly, I wouldn't mind having just one mall in Gwinnett county. Look at what's become of Gwinnett Place Mall after the Mall of Georgia was built. And how would an airport immediately stop the foreclosures in Gwinnett? It wouldn't. Talk about a pipe dream. And now the Gwinnett Braves stadium is costing us because the revenue just isn't there but we're paying for it anyway!!!
Just check out the Chamber's website that shows that Gwinnett is now leading in job and wage growth and we're doing this without an airport. Come on TeeLee, get real with the facts here. And no the studies weren't a joke. That's what one says when they can't manage an argument against facts.
I'm sure Dubbin isn't too far off the mark about new prospective insurance and business copier contracts for Beaudreau and Royal with their line of work.
So a restaurant doesn't perfom to the standards of the its parent company and closes; so TeeLee thinks commercialization of the airport and a proposed gambling site will be the magic cure all. In case he/she doesn't understand, a company's bottom line is to make a profit and you close up the units that don't perform well. Did you ever think that maybe the people in Snellville didn't care for it anymore? Did you ever think that the Best Buy closed because more people were buying items from Amazon? Here is some evidence that TeeLee probably wasn't aware of. Gwinnett is leading the metro Atlanta in job and wage growth. Shocking I know!!! And we're doing this without an airport or video gambling site. As for the bankruptcies and home foreclosures, did you ever think that maybe it was the fault of the person who had created too much debt, got a home loan for a house they couldn't afford or lived way outside their means? TeeLee doesn't seem to grasp that we'll all be on the hook for the airport if it fails and the fact that it is being promoted by a group that bankrupted an airline and lost a lawsuit to its former employees for over a million dollars. Yeah good logic TeeLee. So who will you blame when the proposed gambling site doesn't deliver as promised? Or the jobs aren't there from the airport?
This is another example of too little too late. Even though Ms. Aulbach won; don't put a lot of stock in the Gwinnett GOP helping her win. A 30 minute phone banking session done by two people doesn't account for much. But once again this is due to the lack of leadership going on in the Gwinnett Republican Party. The leaders that are, tend to wait at the last minute to decide and help a candidate in a run off position and by then there's not much that can be done. Ask how many Republican candidates have been given access to Voter Vault, the in-house GOP voter database. Ask if there is a plan for the 2012 Elections, there is none. We have 12 members on an Executive Board that who can't form a single plan of action without a ton of bickering from their own Executive meetings. And this from the group who wanted to go down to 3 meetings a year so as to do a better job of reaching out to people! Ha!
Wow, would we really expect a different response from an organization that is connected to Southern Company?? Throw in a few bible quotes and picture of a squeaky clean looking kid next door type and you would think that those who want a lower energy bill are the devil incarnate.
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