backhoe wrote:I'll skip the blow by blow account of my two trips out and just give you another, brief, drive-by economic report:
I'm seeing more & more houses completely boarded up- like is usually done with fire. Or arson. Knight Saw Company's old building is up for auction- selling to the walls, apparently. Meanwhile the city is squandering tax money putting those new, "hurricane-proof" metal roofs on public housing. Yes, we pay for that, too. "It's so easy to spend somebody else's money..."
The Recoveryless Recovery proceeds apace. "Who is in charge of the clattering train?"
That sounds like the federal programs up here - re-angling exit ramps on overpasses that have existed as they were for decades. Millions and millions of dollars that have only confused locals. There's a new one at Lacombe that now merges in nearly a mile past an overpass from the middle of a farm field where you least expect people to be merging in from. They had to have expropriated farm land for that as well. Madness.
"Gooberments" never lack excuses to "spend other people's money..." A few pages back I noted that Brunswick High School- where Emily went to school- had been torn down-- they are going to build a new one with some of that SPLOST money they have extorted from us over the last decade.
Yesterday driving down Norwich Street I passed the location of an old brick elementary school- son of a gun, the City or county had razed it- nothing left but an empty lot...
Meanwhile, we have this new State Senator doing this:
Announcement of Town Hall Meetings
Glynn County Town Hall
with Sen. William Ligon,
Rep. Roger Lane, and Rep. Alex Atwood
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-7:30 PM
Downtown Brunswick � Old City Hall
1229 Newcastle Street
(at the corner of Mansfield)
For information call 242-2434
McIntosh County Town Hall
with Sen. William Ligon
Tuesday, May 1, 5:30-6:30 PM
Darien - Preferred Outlets at Exit 49, off I-95
1111 Magnolia Bluff Way, NW, Suite 205
For information call 437-6684
Sponsored by the Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce
Camden County Town Hall
with Sen. William Ligon and Rep. Jason Spencer
Thursday, May 3, 6:30-7:30 PM
Kingsland - Camden County Recreation Center
1050 Wildcat Drive
For directions call 729-5600
Brantley County Town Hall
with Sen. William Ligon
Monday, May 7, 6:30-7:30 PM
Nahunta - County Commission Meeting Room
33 Allen Road
For information call Commissioner Ron Ham at 778-3735
Sen. William Ligon serves as Senate Deputy Whip. He represents the 3rd Senate District which includes Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, and McIntosh counties. He can be reached at his office in Brunswick at (912) 261-2263 or by email at William@senatorligon.com
. His website is http://www.senatorligon.com
Senator William Ligon
Georgia State Senate, District 3
323-B Coverdell LOB
18 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334
Sen. William Ligon
158 Scranton Connector
Brunswick Georgia 31525
That's all real nice, isn't it? Makes him sound like he is really interested in hearing from the people he represents...
Funny, I wrote him 2 letters- one email, one snail mail- asking him "how come my gas ( heating ) bill has doubled?"
Never got so much as a postcard back.
I guess he's too busy attending all these "town hall" meetings & pretending to listen to people to address my concerns- like "how am I supposed to pay my gas bill," and "why is over half my bill not for gas, but for taxes & fees?"
The reason us "Tea Party Types" got together & got organized back around 2009 was our "representatives" quit listening to the people who placed them in office and became a part of the "go along to get along" crew in the State & Federal capitols.
Short of tumbrels & guillotines, I don't know what the answer is other than "keep voting against the bastards until you get a better crew of thieves in office..."