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Two years ago, Republicans controlled the County Commissioners and the School Board and were happy.
Then Democrats won the next School Board election – so they were happy and the Republican County Commissioners were unhappy.
Next the Republican Commissioners decided to redraw the Democratic School Board members’ Districts to get them out of office – which made the Democrats unhappy.
Then the Republican County Commissioners hired a lobbyist to lobby the General Assembly to pass their plan and the Democratic School Board members hired a lobbyist to stop them. Between them, the two boards spent $60,000 on lobbyists – which made taxpayers unhappy.
Next the two boards met to try to stop fighting long enough to agree to pass a $1 billion bond referendum. That made the Chamber of Commerce happy – until, in the middle of the meeting, a School Board member said the Republican Commissioners had ‘disrespected’ the School Board. Then Republican Commissioner Tony Gurley responded, I’m getting sick and tired of having this person whispering words like calling me a jerk into my ear as I’m trying to speak. And School Board member Susan Evans said, I didn’t say that. You told me ‘tough luck’ or something else.
Then they adjourned.


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3 comments on “Local Politics

  1. dap916 says:

    When I was a youngster in school and we kids starting arguing with each other in the same way you’re saying our “public servants” are doing here, our teacher usually hollered: “CHILDREN!!!!!!”…and we stopped it immediately.

    We need to have someone present at these meetings and discussions that will holler “CHILDREN!!!!!” when they act so juvenile. We seem to have elected and/or appointed a bunch of children in government in our state…anyone else agree with me?

  2. clarence swinney says:

    Great President? $$$ may convince many but facts are history.
    Please quote me–clarence swinney burlington nc————————–RONALD REAGAN RECORDS AS FIRST—————————

    (Peggy Noonan pay attention)

    1.First to turn America into a DEBTOR nation
    2. First to increase DEBT faster than growth of national income in eight years
    3. First to increase DEBT faster than growth of gdp over eight years
    4. First to double the deficit in just eigh t years
    5. First to “almost”: triple the national DEBT in just eight years
    6. First to increase SPENDING by 80%–over 8 years.
    7. First to SPEND more in eight years than was spent in prior 50 years.
    8. First to have “real” INTEREST RATES of 8% after averaging 1% over 35 years.
    9. First to keep PRIME INTEREST RATES at 20%.
    10.First to over value the dollar to the yen at rate of 262 yen to 1 dollar.
    11.First to have served as Governor and increase STATE SPENDING by 112%
    12.First to have HOME LOAN INTEREST RATES as high as 16%
    13. First to CUT TAXES by 60% for his rich pals
    14. First to allow the SAVINGS AND LOAN INDUSTRY to be raided after signing a deregulatory bill and proclaiming “I think we have hit the jackpot”. Come and get it the vaults are unguarded.
    15. First to deal with TERRORISTS
    16. First to send an AUTOGRAPHED BIBLE to a man he called “The Satan of Terrorists”.
    17. First to have an ADMIRAL plead the Fifth Amendment.
    18. First to have a stealing, lying, gutless wife abusing MARINE LT. COLONEL plead the Fifth Amendment.
    19. First to have a “sitting” CABINET MEMBER INDICTED
    23. First to have more members of his administration charged with crimes than CUMULATIVE TOTAL OF ALL OTHER PRESIDENTS in the twentieth century
    24. First to set a record for the LARGEST ONE DAY PERCENTAGE DECLINE in the DOW in history. 10-19-87
    25. First to have over $10,000,000 INCREASE IN WEALTH from serving for 8 years as president.
    26. First to testify ”under oath” 130 times that ”I DON’T REMEMBER” .
    27. First to have an Admiral with a photographic memory testify 128 times “ I DON’T REMEMBER”.
    28. First to undergo BRAIN SURGERY a few months after leaving office. No pain no gain.
    29. First to, repeatedly, FALSIFY HIS WIFE’S AGE. As tho anyone cared.
    30. First to promote his religious faith and never have an ACTIVE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP.
    31. First to never use the term JESUS CHRIST in speeches.
    32. First to seek GUIDANCE FROM THE STARS not from God
    33. First to have had a SHOTGUN WEDDING.
    34. First to have worked as a SHILL in Las Vegas.
    35. First to call a Stealing, Lying, Psychotic, wife abusing Marine a “LIAR.
    36. First to have been OPENLY ALIENATED from his children.
    37. First To have served with ALZHIMERS
    38. First to have UNEMPLOYMENT AT 10.8% since great depression.
    39. First to attack a small unprotected nation with 88,000 inhabitants and 10,000 bb guns then PROCLAIM -“America stands tall again”— “we have whipped the Vietnam Syndrome”-we have defeated communism”. Gosh! What if we had whipped Cyprus?.
    41. #1-In BANK FAILURES
    43. #1-In Percent increase in PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES
    44. #1-In recorded MISSTATEMENTS
    45. #1-In never having a single press conference in which he did not make at least one or more INCORRECT STATEMENTS.
    46. #1-In needing a staff person standby during press conferences to tell the press “WHAT HE REALLY MEANT”.
    47. #1-In having SERVICEMEN KILLED during peacetime.
    48. #1-In largest DROP IN POPULARITY in one week.
    49. #1-In being first to HONOR NAZI STORM TROOPERS by calling them” Innocent Victims”
    50. #1-In being first to be labeled “BRAIN DEAD AFFABLE DUNCE’ by this writer.
    51. First to lie-over and over-to reporters “I DO NOT DYE MY HAIR my barber uses a special shampoo”
    52. First to have a wife who ”forced” him to WEAR THREE SUITS in one day
    53. First to boast “Not bad for a DUMB GUY who worked only 20 hours per week”.
    54. First to have his wife sit nearby and WHISPER ANSWERS to questions
    55. First to FALL ASLEEP while the Pope spoke
    56. First to invite the Pope to visit the White House and “BRING THE WIFE AND KIDS”
    57. First to have his press secretary remove him from the microphone because he could not answer questions. Then, as the reporter
    yelled out “answer my question” he replied “MY HANDLERS WON’T LET ME SPEAK”. Quick get the white coat.
    58. First 20th Century president to have historians RATE HIM BELOW every president of the 20th except for Richard Nixon. 1994 Poll.
    59. First to give us a First Lady with a past reputation for giving the BEST BJ in Hollywood.
    60. First to suggest his eldest son undergo PSYCHIATRIC examination
    61. First to have been voted in British polls (twice) as the ”MOST FEARED LEADER IN THE WORLD” sic em Rambo.

    62. First to serve as Governor on a ”conservative” platform and INCREASE SPENDING BY 112%.
    63. First Governor TO INCREASE personal income taxes by 60%, tax increase on cigarettes by 200%, state tax collections by 152%.
    64. First to have a Special Assistant say on national TV “sometimes you had to HIT HIM ON THE HEAD with a 2 x 4 to get his attention”
    65. First to have his official biographer state on national TV ‘After he was shot in 1981he GOT SLOWER AND SLOWER EACH YEAR. His speech got slower. He deliberated more and he hesitated more when he spoke. He lost his physical quickness and would not make decisions on the spot. It was a very, very slow and steady mental and physical decline”.
    66. First to have a POPULARITY RATING OF ONLY 35% after his first two years in office.
    67. First president to have been DIVORCED
    68. First president to have the Geriatrics Department of a major
    university study his behavior and conclude that AFTER THREE YEARS IN OFFICE HE HAD ALZHIMERS.

    ———————————— THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE——————————————-

  3. dap916 says:

    Hey swinney. Got any proof of anything you’ve posted? I mean, other than some email that was sent to you by some radical liberal/progressive element?

    Real, actual proof. That’d be nice.

    I question each and EVERYTHING you’ve posted. It’s all B.S. No proof, no truth, just balogna.

    But, thanks for the laughs.

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