You may not like T.A. Messina but he ...

You may not like T.A. Messina but he is the better choice for City Marshal.

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Since: Oct 11

Alexandria, LA

#1 Oct 24, 2011
T.A. Messina got some bad publicity because Jerome Hopewell was very far behind in the polls. Jerome is NOT backing Terence Grines but cannot back T.A. because of the obvious bashing he has done. T.A. is by no means a perfect person. He has had his fair share of trouble and, quite frankly, he's arrogant. However, our other candidate is not without fault. T.A. just chose not to 'bash' other candidates. And the other in the run-off (Grines) can't either- for fear that his "dirty-deeds" will come out. Terence Grines wants an all black office. These exact words have come out of his mouth, personally I am not a racist person but this even ticks me off!
Why is it that Terence Grines has 2 incompetent deputies? One that cannot even fill out an arrest report is "head of warrants" and has made not even 100 arrests while he has worked in warrants..that would be less than 100 in more than 3 years that he has been in warrants (he was let go from Grant Parish Sheriff's Dept due to his lack of ability, and because he couldn't stay sober on the job, and from APD because he couldn't, again, fill out an arrest report.) One hasn't even ever gone through the academy- why?!He's been there several YEARS! He's a liability at this point but continues to operate as a 'deputy' because Marshal Byrd never made him go and Grines continues this absurdity. He also is known as Grines "right hand man" and although he lacks any sort of experiece is obviously up for the "chief deputy" spot after the runoff is over, simply because he is Grines "best friend" Jay Mcnutt, who WAS head of warrants (and has at least 500+ arrests) is now a "door man" because Grines thought he was promoting Charlie Dewitt, who DIDN"T EVEN RUN!!!! So your Deputy who COULD actually do something is a doorman and your deputy that can't even read on a 6th grade level is head of warrants....seems a little "off" to me.

Now for the "juicy" details. Terence Grines would be a great Deputy however, he needs SUPERVISION. He cannot seem to stick around the office because "Allegedly" there are too many women out there to "satisfy". Why else would he run for Marshal? Politicians screw people for a living...why not get paid for it as well as enjoy it on the side? I've heard a few comments here and there but he already has a majority black office so I seriously doubt any employees will complain. THe Alexandria City Marhsal's Office is a joke. And my guess is it will continue to be until you get someone in there who can stop playing favorites AND THE RACE CARD and get some real work done.

Terence may have worked under Marshal Byrd but by NO MEANS is he Marshal Byrd, who had integrity, something Terence Grines has yet to figure out the meaning of, and compassion, something else Grines is obviously lacking.

Again, T.A. Messina may have his faults, every man does, and seeing as though he refuses to run a negative campaign , I am taking upon myself to fill the public in on what Terence Grines really does. There is, of course, more but that will come in time closer to November 19.
LA 115 LA 1207

Pineville, LA

#2 Oct 24, 2011
OUCH !

Since: Oct 11

Alexandria, LA

#3 Oct 24, 2011
Ouch is right, the truth hurts.
macattack

Alexandria, LA

#4 Oct 24, 2011
time will tell and so will voters of the city
go T

Alexandria, LA

#5 Oct 24, 2011
Ive lived in this area all my life and ive grown up knowing both canidates, T.a has his flaws and im sure T Grines does also, but being a white male and a very close friend of Grines, I can assure u he is not a racist nor is he trying to have a all black work group. he has done the job very well since marshall byrd has step down and feel he will continue to do it as long as the voters allow him. as to the mudslinging as to him having all these woman is really none of our damn business. It sounds like the mailout we all received about T.A from the hopewell campaign, This got one person that was runnin for marshall not to be elected or even in a runoff, so keep ur mudslinging to yourself. I wish T.A all the best but I have to support T Grines along with Chuck Wagner. I sure have heard alot of MHS supporters that changed their vote cause of the T.A mailout , so voters keep it clean and vote how you want.
Iron Horse

Pineville, LA

#6 Oct 24, 2011
go T wrote:
Ive lived in this area all my life and ive grown up knowing both canidates, T.a has his flaws and im sure T Grines does also, but being a white male and a very close friend of Grines, I can assure u he is not a racist nor is he trying to have a all black work group. he has done the job very well since marshall byrd has step down and feel he will continue to do it as long as the voters allow him. as to the mudslinging as to him having all these woman is really none of our damn business. It sounds like the mailout we all received about T.A from the hopewell campaign, This got one person that was runnin for marshall not to be elected or even in a runoff, so keep ur mudslinging to yourself. I wish T.A all the best but I have to support T Grines along with Chuck Wagner. I sure have heard alot of MHS supporters that changed their vote cause of the T.A mailout , so voters keep it clean and vote how you want.
Thats right. Keep it cleen like Chucks people has.
allseeing1

Pineville, LA

#8 Oct 25, 2011
TA help us? LMAO the only one TA is interested in helping is himself.
USM

United States

#9 Oct 25, 2011
Where's hopewell! Oh yea he didn't make the runoff and after nov 5 it will be T Grines "city Marshall"

Since: Oct 11

Alexandria, LA

#10 Oct 25, 2011
Ummm...the election is November 19th. So do everyone a favor and don't bother voting. It's people like you who are ignorant and uninformed who put people that like that in office in the first place.

As for you, "go T" if he's doing it (No pun intended) during work hours I would say it's every citizens business. And seeing as though he is trying to make everyone think he and his "wife" are together...while he's out there living away from her and having his own fun...well I know all politicians are liars but trying to pull of a lie that big makes me wonder what else you'll try to sweep under the rug.

AND one more thing, just because it is an irriation to me....USM...it's obvious you aren't from Texas. We all remain anonymous on here but really...you aren't fooling anyone with that. Grow some and admit you are from this lovely town called Alexandria.

Since: Oct 11

Alexandria, LA

#11 Oct 25, 2011
and for those who can't spell it's MARSHAL- just one "L"...and it's GRINES, with an "N" not an "M"...I love informed people..
USM

Baton Rouge, LA

#12 Oct 26, 2011
Yodathewiseone wrote:
and for those who can't spell it's MARSHAL- just one "L"...and it's GRINES, with an "N" not an "M"...I love informed people..
T a is T and A duh I can spell Go Grines and Go Wagner
USM

Baton Rouge, LA

#13 Oct 26, 2011
USM wrote:
<quoted text>
T a is T and A duh I can spell Go Grines and Go Wagner
U r correct I live in grand praire 4 months out of year but I'm actually from the big city of Elmer and la is where I call home and Wagner who i call sheriff and t grines is city marshal any thing else u need to no
Solitaire

Alexandria, LA

#14 Oct 28, 2011
Yodathe wise one-FINALLY somebody with enough balls to speak the truth!...I am so tired of the cover ups, favors and the "other" bs that is going on in that office. Grines wins and next thing you know Mike Lacour will be his right hand man.
Voter

Shreveport, LA

#15 Oct 28, 2011
Grines is the man for this job! He is a good man, he is doing a great job and will be a great city marshal...
Cy thi

United States

#16 Oct 30, 2011
Omg i would vote TA in anyday, everytime you see grines hes all over a woman, even with younger women at the bowlin ally and pratts club
Laura

United States

#17 Oct 30, 2011
Solitaire wrote:
Yodathe wise one-FINALLY somebody with enough balls to speak the truth!...I am so tired of the cover ups, favors and the "other" bs that is going on in that office. Grines wins and next thing you know Mike Lacour will be his right hand man.
Mike is always with grines seen him just the other day in the mall parkin lot
all facts

Alexandria, LA

#18 Oct 30, 2011
Cy thi wrote:
Omg i would vote TA in anyday, everytime you see grines hes all over a woman, even with younger women at the bowlin ally and pratts club
OH WHATS WRONG YOU MUST NOT OF BEEN ONE HE CHOSE TO BE WITH,MAYBE IF U WOULD FIX URSELF UP IT WOULD HELP. GO TERINCE WE WILL BE PULLING FOR U
curious george

Pineville, LA

#19 Oct 31, 2011
T.A. Messina got some bad publicity because Jerome Hopewell was very far behind in the polls. Jerome is NOT backing Terence Grines but cannot back T.A. because of the obvious bashing he has done. T.A. is by no means a perfect person. He has had his fair share of trouble and, quite frankly, he's arrogant. However, our other candidate is not without fault. T.A. just chose not to 'bash' other candidates. And the other in the run-off (Grines) can't either- for fear that his "dirty-deeds" will come out. Terence Grines wants an all black office. These exact words have come out of his mouth, personally I am not a racist person but this even ticks me off!
Why is it that Terence Grines has 2 incompetent deputies? One that cannot even fill out an arrest report is "head of warrants" and has made not even 100 arrests while he has worked in warrants..that would be less than 100 in more than 3 years that he has been in warrants (he was let go from Grant Parish Sheriff's Dept due to his lack of ability, and because he couldn't stay sober on the job, and from APD because he couldn't, again, fill out an arrest report.) One hasn't even ever gone through the academy- why?!He's been there several YEARS! He's a liability at this point but continues to operate as a 'deputy' because Marshal Byrd never made him go and Grines continues this absurdity. He also is known as Grines "right hand man" and although he lacks any sort of experiece is obviously up for the "chief deputy" spot after the runoff is over, simply because he is Grines "best friend" Jay Mcnutt, who WAS head of warrants (and has at least 500+ arrests) is now a "door man" because Grines thought he was promoting Charlie Dewitt, who DIDN"T EVEN RUN!!!! So your Deputy who COULD actually do something is a doorman and your deputy that can't even read on a 6th grade level is head of warrants....seems a little "off" to me.
Now for the "juicy"
TA DIDNT GET BAD PUBLICITY - HE GOT FACED WITH THE FACTS, AND NOT ALL OF THEM BY THE WAY.....HE HAS MANY MORE FACTS ABOUT HIS FAMILY, JOB HISTORY, PERSONAL LIFE THAT COULD HAVE COME OUT - ACTUALLY JEROME WAS TASTEFUL IN PUTTING OUT THE FACTS ONLY FROM HIS EMPLOYMENT RECORD AT APD - THE FACT IS THAT JEROME ISN'T PUBLICLY BACKING ANYONE BECAUSE HE WORKS FOR WAGNER - NO TA ISNT PERFECT - NOBODY IS - NO CANDIDATE IN ANY RACE BUT I WOULD PUT GRINES UP AGAINST HIM ANY DAY - ACTION FOR ACTION - MINUTE FOR MINUTE - ALLIGATION FOR ALLIGATION - TA AND GRINES HAVE CHOSEN TO RUN CLEAN CAMPAIGNS BUT ON GRINES PART IT'S NOT OUT OF FEAR - ITS JUST CHOICE - DONT SAY THINGS LIKE THAT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE UPSET THAT SOME OF TA'S DIRTY DEEDS HAVE BEEN PUBLICIZED - NOBODY SLUNG MUD AT TA - WHAT WAS IN JEROMES MAILOUTS ARE THE TRUTH! THE TRUTH IS NOT MUD - THEY ARE FACTS - WHEN YOU STAND BEFORE THE PUBLIC AND CLAIM YOU HAVE A CLEAN WORKING RECORD AND YOU RETIRED WHEN ACTUALLY YOU HAVE A HORRIBLE WORK RECORD AND WERE FORCED TO RESIGN, YOU ARE A LIAR. DONT TRY TO STAND ON YOUR SOAPBOX WHEN YOU ARE HIDING THINGS AND JUST HOPING THEY DON'T COME UP AGAIN - PUT TA'S WORK RECORD AGAINST GRINES ANY DAY!!!!!!!!!!
curious george

Pineville, LA

#20 Oct 31, 2011
Why else would he run for Marshal? Politicians screw people for a living...why not get paid for it as well as enjoy it on the side? I've heard a few comments here and there but he already has a majority black office so I seriously doubt any employees will complain. THe Alexandria City Marhsal's Office is a joke. And my guess is it will continue to be until you get someone in there who can stop playing favorites AND THE RACE CARD and get some real work done.
Terence may have worked under Marshal Byrd but by NO MEANS is he Marshal Byrd, who had integrity, something Terence Grines has yet to figure out the meaning of, and compassion, something else Grines is obviously lacking.
Again, T.A. Messina may have his faults, every man does, and seeing as though he refuses to run a negative campaign , I am taking upon myself to fill the public in on what Terence Grines really does. There is, of course, more but that will come in time closer to November 19.
GRINES DOES IN NO WAY AND HAS NEVER SAID HE WANTED AN ALL BLACK OFFICE - HOW OBSURD IS THAT!!! HE ACTUALLY HAS A WONDERFULLY DIVERSE OFFICE - I CANT IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE IF TA WERE MARSHAL - WELL, ACTUALLY I CAN - AND IT'S NOT A PRETTY PICTURE - GOOD OLE BOYS AND THAT'S IT AND DON'T FORGET HIS WIFE - SHE WOULD BE IN THEIR REDECORATING AND ORDERING THE LADIES AROUND FOR SURE - AND THE DIVERSITY WOULD BE GONE AS SOON AS HE COULD GET AWAY WITH IT - YOU THINK GRINES WANTS AN ALL BLACK OFFICE??? TA WANTS AN ALL WHITE OFFICE!!!! AND THAT ENTIRE MCNUTT AND INCOMP DEPUTIES THING YOU ARE SPEWING........GET REAL....JUST A BUNCH OF WHINING - IT'S SO HARD IT SEEMS FOR YOU TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING REALLY SOLID TO COMPLAIN ABOUT - THATS BECAUSE THERE ISN'T ANYTHING - GET OVER IT -GRINES IS THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB!!! HE HAS ALREADY ANNOUNCED PUBLICLY WHO HIS CHIEF DEPUTY WILL BE AND ITS NOT MCNUTT - AND YOU CAN STOP WITH THE QUOTE MARKS - YOU AREN'T QUOTING GRINES - THAT'S ABSOLUTELY NUTS - YOU ARE GRASPING AT STRAWS - KNOW WHAT THE REAL JUICY PART IS AS YOU SUGGEST???? IT'S THAT GRINES IS A GREAT HUSBAND, FATHER, MENTOR, BOSS, COMMUNITY LEADER AND THIS LIST COULD GO ON AND ON. HE'S NOT HIDING ANYTHING ABOUT HIS PERSONAL LIFE - IT'S COMMON KNOWLEDGE - I WISH I FELT AT LIBERTY TO DISCUSS THE DETAILS BUT TRUST ME THEY ARE IN NO WAY INCIDIARY - YOU MAKE THIS READ LIKE A SOAP OPERA - I GUESS THATS HOW YOU DRAW ATTENTION TO YOURSELF - THATS MUD SLINGING - ITS THE DIFFERENCE IN TRYING TO SELL THE PUBLIC GOSSIP AND PRESENTING FACTS LIKE WHAT JEROME DID WITH TA'S WORK RECORD - WHY DON'T YOU LOOK INTO THE GOSSIP ABOUT YOUR OWN CANDIDATE IF IT'S GOSSIP YOU LIKE - THERE'S PLENTY OF THE SAME TYPE OF THING YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT - TA'S NO STRANGER TO THE LADIES - NOT MANY MEN ARE RIGHT? ANYWAY, QUIT TRYING TO DRAW ATTENTION TO GOSSIP AND LOOK AT THE FACTS OF WHO IS MOST QUALIFIED, WHO HAS A PROVEN RECORD OF HELPING THE PUBLIC NO MATTER WHAT RACE, BACKGROUND OR FINANCIAL STANDING, LETS GO BACK AND LOOK AT THEIR WORK RECORDS - AS SAID, I WOULD PUT GRINES WORK RECORD AGAINST TA'S ANY DAY
curious george

Pineville, LA

#21 Oct 31, 2011
joke. And my guess is it will continue to be until you get someone in there who can stop playing favorites AND THE RACE CARD and get some real work done.
Terence may have worked under Marshal Byrd but by NO MEANS is he Marshal Byrd, who had integrity, something Terence Grines has yet to figure out the meaning of, and compassion, something else Grines is obviously lacking.
Again, T.A. Messina may have his faults, every man does, and seeing as though he refuses to run a negative campaign , I am taking upon myself to fill the public in on what Terence Grines really does. There is, of course, more but that will come in time closer to November 19.
IF YOU ARE DEPENDING ON TA TO STOP PLAYING FAVORITES YOU ARE WARPED BEYOND HELP - THAT'S ALL TA IS AND WILL BE ABOUT - YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT KNOW HIM NEARLY AS WELL AS YOU ARE TRYING TO APPEAR OR JUST WANT TO SLANT IT THAT WAY - I COULD NOT EVEN BEGIN TO LIST THE PEOPLE GRINES HAS HELPED - ALL RACES, ALL GENDERS, ALL AGES AND WALKS OF LIFE - TA CLAIMS HE HELPS AND MAYBE HE DOES BUT LOTS OF TIMES ITS ONLY IF YOU CAN ALSO HELP HIM IN SOME WAY - HES GOT SO MANY PEOPLE FOOLED - IF YOU FEEL SO STRONGLY THAT TA IS NOT RACIST AND THAT HE WOULD NOT PLAY THE RACE CARD, ASK HIM ABOUT HIS DAUGHTERS DATING LIFE - ANYWAY, ENOUGH OF THE CRAP - FACTS, FACTS, FACTS - GRINES HAS THE WORK HISTORY TO PROVE HE IS THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB (TA DOES NOT)- HE HAS 20 + YEARS IN THIS OFFICE WITH AN EXCELLANT RECORD (TA DOES NOT HAVE)- HE HAS GREAT INTEGRITY AND IS TOTALLY COMPASSIONATE AND UNDERSTANDING OF ANYONES SITUATIONS -

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