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.

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