Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Island's Capetbaggars

I have on many occasions referred to a lot of the Island Incorporation organizers as carpetbaggers.   Please read the latet edition of the Islander news paper and the Saturday, March 25, 2016 edition of The Brunswick News.  The Merriam Webster dictionary defines carpetbagger as a nonresident or new resident who seeks private gain from an area often by meddling in its business or politics.

A central theme to the incorporation move is that we must preserve "the island feel".   OK, but who gets to decide what that actually means?  Here's an idea:  to really back to the "Isand feel" let's knock down everything that wasn't there before 1980.  What year would you go back to?  I have a feeling that we'll get a lot of different answers.

Life here in the Golden Isles is still good.  Let's take a deep breath and relax, while still keeping an eye on those carpetbaggers.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Third World Quality Roads in Brunswick

Why are Brunswick's roads in such bad shape?   The roadways are almost as bad as those in South Carolina.  In fact, there are probably better street conditions in third world countries.  That's serious talk!  With all of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes you would think that we could have better roadways.  Mansfield Street is still a mess!  What's up with that?  Altama still has ruts, 4th Avenue has the worst railroad crossings.  This is a good town to have a shop that does wheel balancing and re-alignments.   We live in a great place and our guests along with us taxpayers deserve better!