Friday, September 14, 2007

Well-said

The Georgia Municipal Association is firmly against the Glenn Tax save one guy, and our mayor quickly put him in his place by pointing out the reality of the situation ...

Only Carnesville Mayor Harris Little disagreed with the consensus. Little said he and his constituents would support the change if Carnesville was guaranteed the same amount of money it's spending now.

"As long as they turn the water on and water comes out, and they flush the toilet and waste goes away, I'm not sure they care," he said.

Athens-Clarke Mayor Heidi Davison quickly countered Little, drawing applause for saying she won't be satisfied with providing only basic services. Athenians demand amenities like parks and a revamped Baxter Street from elected leaders, she said.

"I don't want my citizens reduced to a medium level of service because you don't want to pay your property taxes," Davison said.

11 Comments:

Anonymous chuck said...

With people like Heidi Davison and Elton Dodson in charge of local government, perhaps loss of local control is a GOOD thing.

I'd rather have decisions made by people in Atlanta, who actually have experts and who are under intense scrutiny, rather than a crooked Mayoress and commissioners who don't know whether they're afoot or on horseback.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, if you put 100 issues on the table, Heidi and I would probably disagree on 90 of them.

But I've never seen--and I watch pretty closely--anything to make me think she or any other Commissioner are in any way crooked.

If you have something, take it to the papers or the radio or TV stations.

Otherwise, this is just irresponsible mud-slinging.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Jmac said...

And not in line with a supposed conservative philosophy. Consolidating power at the state level ... Chuck must be a socialist!

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the meeting and Little was the only person in favor of it. The mayor came off a little arrogantly against him, but he was pretty ridiculous.

This is a terrible idea on so many levels, but uneducated voters are the speaker's ace in the hole. Keep preachin', everyone!

BB

1:52 PM  
Blogger Nicki said...

Sexist jackass, that's "Mayor" to you.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Chuck said...

When the mayor is female, it's Mayoress. (You should at least give me credit for spelling it with an "e" instead of an "a". ;) ) I don't believe in this "politically correct language" feces. If you want someone who is into political correctness (except when it comes to calling other people morons) then talk to Little Eltie D.

There is a difference between disagreeing and being a foul, disrespectful, arrogant, disagreeable, and generally awful human being. The woman is truly the lose-a-turn space on the wheel of life. She should not be the deputy assistant subvice underwarden of a dog kennel, much less the absolute empress of a municipality.

When there are truly bad people such as she in absolute control of a local government, then perhaps "local control" should be taken away from that local government.

Taking it outside the personal context for a moment - when there is a political machine with an absolute monopoly over a local government, then perhaps "local control" should be taken away from that local government.

I was expecting more of a counter-argument. If I were arguing against me, the counter-argument I would raise would be something along the lines of, "What about the 99% of municipalities in Georgia that are run by conservatives? Let's say that Democrats took over the state government again; would you support the state taking 'local control' away from them?"

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck: whether you like her or not, she was elected twice, so just stop your pettiness. It's getting real old. Sounds to me like sour grapes over your complete inability to get any support for your own run for the commissiion.

11:59 AM  
Anonymous chuck said...

Thing is, I DIDN'T run, remember? And even without running I still got 800 votes - I was pretty happy with the result, so why should I maintain sour grapes?

I'm not interested in whether her pitiful husband and his political machine got her elected twice or a hundred times. I'm interested in what a foul and wretched person she is, AS A PERSON. And, tying into the topic, such people should not be in charge of things. When they are, perhaps "local control" should be taken away.

Finally, it seems that, when it comes to hating someone, there are many on the left who are not bothered by the fact that someone was elected twice. :)

1:00 PM  
Blogger Jmac said...

"What about the 99% of municipalities in Georgia that are run by conservatives? Let's say that Democrats took over the state government again; would you support the state taking 'local control' away from them?"

Absolutely not. If a community is more conservative, then it should be able to determine what works best for it. Imposing the ideological views of others for the sake of ideological loyalty is bad government, no matter who's in charge.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Nicki said...

So, you would be a jackass-ette, then? 'Cause I know you don't have any balls.

Anyway, the mayor is a mayor, regardless of her double-x chromosomes. She isn't a girlie mayor, a mayoress, or a mayorette. She's the person who was elected to and discharges the duties of the mayor's position. And unlike you, she has the cojones to run, to take flack from semi-anonymus trolls like yourself who can't even attempt a run without LYING to some of your purported constituents, and to ultimately make major decisions for the city of Athens in concert with our many appointed and elected representatives.

Perhaps that's why you hate her -- plain and simple envy.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous chuck said...

Dictionary.com defines Mayoress as "a woman who is the chief executive official of a city, village, or town."

I do like your suggestion of Mayorette. However, it does not even carry with it the argument of propriety; the dictionary does not define "mayorette" or my favorite, "mayorina" as words. Mayoress, however, is a proper word - it comes from England as in the context of "Lady Mayoress" (generally prounounced "maris"). You know how proper the English are. God save the Queen.

JMac - you misunderstand. Since I was not getting any counterarguments, I suggested one. Your quote was what I suggested would be a good counterargument AGAINST what I was arguing. In other words, someone could use that as a point against my argument.

11:17 PM  

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