LPPT yes I know that about 30 to 35 % of the folks in Paulding County feel the same way Pubby does, I do not think I have treated Pubby any differently than he has treated me, Stradial and some others on this forum.
I like Pubby.. I sat next to him at the meeting where the issue in this thread was discussed, I shook hands with him and we talked.
I think he is very bitter from the election and is having a difficult time accepting that Patti really put a trouncing on him.
He really thought that he was going to beat Todd Pownall if he got to run against him in a general election, Problem was he could not win the primary. He is very bitter towards Todd Pownall, And really for no reason.
Hell, when WE all sat on the front porch at surepip Todd and Pubby were good buds...... REMEMBER????
Pubby and I have really had some tense situations over this airport deal, maybe you need to sit down and talk with him before you throw me under the bus. I talked with Pubby several times in his office when the story first broke. And gave him some scoops that for some reason he chose not to publish
OH and BTW looking back at the comments you made about the election between David and Tony in 2012 a lot has surfaced that I think you and Pubby were aware of then that you did not let anyone in the small group know about. RIGHT????
Just so you know that I have been open and honest, I HAVE NEVER SUPPORTED THE AIRPORT and never will. I moved here in the 70s to get away from Hartsfield Jackson airport.
I saw first hand what a commercial airport can do to a County and I am going to do everything I can to see that this does not happen to Paulding County if that means disagreeing with you and Pubby then I will do that.
The manner that David Austin And David Carmichael went about the commercialization of the airport was underhanded, devious, secretly and in my opinion unlawful...... YOU, know that David lied about Surepip in a critical time of that election and that he is not as good as his word. SUREPIP did what was right, and then got threw out of his house because of it. RIGHT????
Hope you have a nice evening
I have no idea about the specifics you are referring to. When someone tells me something in confidence or off the record it stays that way period. As I have said I knew more than I wanted to know and in the end and wished I could forget half of it.
At the end of the day politics is a game. A game of manipulation, secrets and lies. Those that don't do well at it don't last. Those that are good at it are still there. That pretty much sums it up. The details aren't that important because simply put no matter what the voter likes or wants does not matter, you have handed power to a bulldozer.
Pubby has simply pointed out that people don't take issue with secrets, lies, and manipulation when it benefits them. Such as financial backing in the way of lawyers.
I am not sure why you think that I am lobbying with Pubby about anything political. I was addressing the debate going south and the insults flying.
When I first came to p.com I was so excited about the opportunity for businesses to use this affordable advertising. I saw so much potential to uniquely help the local economy. It was also a great opportunity to help fund raise for various charities. Not to mention real news instead of horrible rumors that hurt people in our community.
Pubby was the one interested in politics and did a lot to educate me about them. Many of the politicians were very supportive of my fund raisers.
Every single election I sent emails and called everyone that ran for office and offered them interviews. Some were very polite, some declined, some accepted and some were hostile towards me.
All I ever had to do was to call most anyone that held office and ask about issues. What exactly are you supposed to do when some won't talk to you? They leave you no choice but to tell it one sided.
I often took the blame when members said bad things about powerful people. Pubby's freedom of speech platform left me hanging in the wind.
My remarks were simply addressing the deterioration of p.com due to personal attacks and uncivilized debates on issues.
As far as local politics I am done. done, done. It's a nasty business that revolves around power that I never wanted.
I tried never to abuse it or anyone else. It is a environment of friends and enemies with nothing in between. There is no such thing as neutral in politics, if you think so you are a fool. I am not even on the sidelines of the game. Those that enjoy it can have it.
It is a shame that this resource for our community has been destroyed by vindictiveness towards people that don't agree with others view point.
So the platform that many used to address the local government is slowly being torn down. Good luck building something with this type of reach. FB will never allow the freedom that citizens had here to hide behind anonymity and address issues in their community. This has been a boon to many in office and the most interested in it handed it to them.