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"We could sell it tomorrow".............and no doubt in my mind , those discussions would also be behind closed doors........and illegal, just like the initial discussion.
I think it's great the store is re-opening, but I, too am a little confused on why a federal grant is being given to someone who has proven he can operate a thriving business. Wouldn't a bank loan supply funds to make any upgrades necessary ? If the business succeeds, the loan would easily be paid back by the business owner rather than having tax payers to foot the bill for a hand-out.
That Mr. Holbrook was recommended by Boles already has me concerned, that he feels “some obligation to do the right thing,” tells me that he has some incentive to do the will of politicians, and that he thinks that "It’s been a godsend.” scares the beegeezus out of me. I'll bet his kitchen sink can't be ignited with a match.
fugitiveguy, no matter which side of the aisle you stand on, I don't swallow. :)
When all the new jobs are created that Romney promises from the trickle down effect, baby's daddy will have employment and can pay child support, no need for assistance programs.
Ms. Mealing, it certainly does not inspire my faith and trust in our government. It causes concern to me as well as I hope it does others. Nothing much that our present board of commissioners has done in recent past has inspired me to feel anything except disdain for their arrogance. To disregard the advice of paid counsel and illegallly discuss the matter of property sale in closed meeting in the first place only causes me to think they feel themselves above the law. It sickens me that they would behave so unethically in the matter which you point out and in many other rather bullish decisions they have made including some that spend tax money in a questionable manner. At least the excessively fancy brickwork on the new federally acceptable jail is aesthetically pleasing in the soft glow of the neon signs advertising bail bonds.
I feel like I missed a good speech. I didn't watch, but I don't think she could humanize him any more than does his wearing blue jeans with a nice suit jacket. It does not make me think of him as a regular guy or even one that pays the same tax rate as me. It just makes it look as if he's trying too hard. Maybe he could pull it off wearing khakis with the suit jacket or jeans with a casual jacket, but he couldn't look much more ridiculous if he wore a tuxedo with Bermuda shorts. I'm sure that he has a gentle side and also that his wife never had to worry that treatment for her very serious medical conditions would cause her family to lose their home due to overwhelming debt because the cap on insurance left them choosing between her life and a roof over their heads. I'm sure the Romneys sympathize with the crushing financial problems people face, they just can't empathize with them.
I'm not sure how the author came to his conclusion, but I for one, have not embraced it and have difficulty tolerating it and even escaping it. It sickens me as do the recorded political surveys that now play when I answer the phone.There isn't even a person on the other end of the line at whom to sound the air horn. I've heard that they will suspend this innundation of mud-slinging on September 11th out of respect. It will be the one day that television and radio will not be contaminated with it until after the election. What happened to the idea of campaign reform ? Ugh.
One of the most incredible things I have ever seen was years ago on that road. There were emergency vehicles there, but I didn't spot the wreck until I looked into the woods and saw a car suspended in the trees where it had wedged snuggly, another acute case of severe velocity. I was glad I disregarded the detour signs this past Saturday, the road was in fact open. Sadly, whatever improvements were made will do little to offset stupidity.
The flattened signs I've seen looked like they hardly did anything to slow down the vehicles that struck them.
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