say no to blackwood for mayor

say no to blackwood for mayor

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Bob

Florence, AL

#1 May 13, 2012
Mike Blackwood has been handed everything his whole life. Ask people how he got the police chief's job. Ask Johnny Hart why he appointed Blackwood. I don't care who gets mayor as long as it's not Mike Blackwood.
Arab

Arab, AL

#2 May 13, 2012
That's all we need. Johnny Hart and Mike Blackwood in charge of the city. So much for new jobs, roads and a better city.
Mike

Arab, AL

#3 May 13, 2012
Bob wrote:
Mike Blackwood has been handed everything his whole life. Ask people how he got the police chief's job. Ask Johnny Hart why he appointed Blackwood. I don't care who gets mayor as long as it's not Mike Blackwood.
Bob I thought we agreed to run a clean campaign? I cant believe you are already stooping to posting on topix to get votes. Sheesh, and you said only the dumb uninformed nonvoters come to this site!
RCain

Arab, AL

#4 May 13, 2012
Look at Blackwoods track record. How many scandles were there at the pd under his control. Oh yea his little wife, a Hart. Go figure.
Mike

Arab, AL

#5 May 14, 2012
RCain wrote:
Look at Blackwoods track record. How many scandles were there at the pd under his control. Oh yea his little wife, a Hart. Go figure.
What "scandals" are you talking about exactly? If you are referring to the officer that resigned, unless someone rode along with him in his patrol car how in the world was Blackwood supposed to stop that?

I agree that Blackwood might not be the best person for the job but Bob Joslin isnt a good fit either. At Sons Barbacue the other day I noticed a display by the cash register for Bob Joslin listing Bob's "qualifications" for mayor. Bob has to come up with things like "his wife started the b-team angels" WOW! That makes him not only Mayor material but heck he should run for Governor too! Come on, really? Mike has ran business background and knows how to get things done.

This is a small town and chances are each of the candidates are related to some highprofile or high powered citizens. He cant help who he is related to.

So tell us whats the big rub with Mike? Yes some of his officers have done wrong but Mike handled it and they were either terminated or they resigned its not like he let them continue working is it? So by your standards if anyone that works for you gets in any kind of trouble then you cant run for office? Then takes out Bob and Dianne too doesnt it? Or does being on the city council different? If only the head of the department is to be held accountable then why have a city council? The police chief, fire chief, head of parks and rec, etc all answer to the Mayor and the city council so if the Mayor and council didnt think Mike was doing a good job why did they remove him?

I guess you dont understand how city government works do you pal? The chief of police serves at the will of the Mayor and council. If they dont like what he is doing then they can remove him. So maybe you should not have slept through civics class and stop running your mouth on here. Bob Joslin is a fool. Look at how Joslin handled his signs being "stolen" he was still mad after they were recovered and was wanting the kids arrested. Come on what a waste of tax payers money, combing the streets looking for a few kids that were pulling pranks. Just wait and see if Bob gets elected it will be a fiasco!
Arab

Arab, AL

#6 May 14, 2012
Just what has mike done for Arab. Ask any police officer and they will tell you mike was not at the police department most of the time. Either teaching at Snead or other colleges during the day. Most of the things the police department got was because of other police employees getting them. Mike did not hold the employees accountable. Only a hand full had to work. The good thing is if mike does get elected he will never be at city hall.
Mike

Arab, AL

#7 May 14, 2012
Arab wrote:
Just what has mike done for Arab. Ask any police officer and they will tell you mike was not at the police department most of the time. Either teaching at Snead or other colleges during the day. Most of the things the police department got was because of other police employees getting them. Mike did not hold the employees accountable. Only a hand full had to work. The good thing is if mike does get elected he will never be at city hall.
I agree with your point on that!
Bob

Florence, AL

#8 May 14, 2012
Blackwook owes everything to his dad, Sam and Johnny Hart. Period.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#9 May 30, 2012
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>What Bob Joslin is a fool. Look at how Joslin handled his signs being "stolen" he was still mad after they were recovered and was wanting the kids arrested. Come on what a waste of tax payers money, combing the streets looking for a few kids that were pulling pranks. Just wait and see if Bob gets elected it will be a fiasco!
Let's see now. It's OK for the little thugs to do things to people you don't particularly care for,but would it still be OK if they smashed your mailbox,slashed your tires,or stole property from your house? People with good upbringing were and are still taught to leave things alone that aren't yours. These creeps you are defending today will be the inmates you support tommorrow.
Tom

Arab, AL

#10 May 30, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> Let's see now. It's OK for the little thugs to do things to people you don't particularly care for,but would it still be OK if they smashed your mailbox,slashed your tires,or stole property from your house? People with good upbringing were and are still taught to leave things alone that aren't yours. These creeps you are defending today will be the inmates you support tommorrow.
Tom nobody did anything no smashed mailboxes, no slashed tires, or stolen property! Only thing that happened was a school prank played on the school principal! Bob got mad because he felt that his signs were the only ones moved. Bob listens to Austin Hinds and he is worse than Johnny Hart,
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#11 May 31, 2012
Tom wrote:
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Tom nobody did anything no smashed mailboxes, no slashed tires, or stolen property! Only thing that happened was a school prank played on the school principal! Bob got mad because he felt that his signs were the only ones moved. Bob listens to Austin Hinds and he is worse than Johnny Hart,
You're still defending the thug "pranksters" . You do the "prank", you get caught, you pay the price!
Tom

Arab, AL

#12 Jun 1, 2012
Nobody got caught... That's the problem......
Tom

Arab, AL

#13 Jun 1, 2012
Why waste city tax money on this just because joslin upset!!!! Austin hinds will buy you new signs just like he is trying to buy the city mayors spot
Long time resident

Guntersville, AL

#14 Jun 18, 2012
Bob Joslin doesn't accept campaign contributions. I tried to provide him with help and he wouldn't accept it. The reason most people appear to not like him is he "Ain't from here," which I find to be an asset. He's not part of the good old boy network. As far as accomplishments, what has Mike or Dianne done? All the politicians on the council and the mayor need to be changed, just like a dirty diaper, before they can do any more damage.
Bill

Arab, AL

#15 Jun 21, 2012
Can blackwood run the city as well as he did the police department FROM HIS TRAILER lot?
Long timer 2

Arab, AL

#16 Aug 19, 2012
I agree. The diaper is FULL.
Jeff

Arab, AL

#17 Aug 22, 2012
Diane thwarted the plan proposed by then Mayor Frank Lee Cox to buy property and build the building and lease it to Applebees for a dollar a year. At the end of the 15 or 20 year lease the land and building would have been Applebees for $1. So At least Diane isnt for back door deals that violate the sunshine laws and that go against the local business owners.

I have a local business and I would LOVE to have a deal like the one offered to the Applebees.

Mike Blackwood is not a good choice for Mayor he only wants the job so he can collect a paycheck while he sits at his trailer lot.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#18 Aug 22, 2012
Jeff wrote:
Diane thwarted the plan proposed by then Mayor Frank Lee Cox to buy property and build the building and lease it to Applebees for a dollar a year. At the end of the 15 or 20 year lease the land and building would have been Applebees for $1. So At least Diane isnt for back door deals that violate the sunshine laws and that go against the local business owners.
I have a local business and I would LOVE to have a deal like the one offered to the Applebees.
Mike Blackwood is not a good choice for Mayor he only wants the job so he can collect a paycheck while he sits at his trailer lot.
And how much revenue and jobs would your business have turned back into the local coffers? The restaurants like Applebees will come now that the town is wet and people will have A (1) drink with their meal and put the liquor tax in the bank not like a honky tonk road house where people go to get shitfaced and cause the police and community trouble. If you've ever been in the restaurant investing market, there is an introduction,a climb,a peak, a decline,fall, and a bulldoze .Look at the whole picture.
Jeff

Arab, AL

#19 Aug 22, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>And how much revenue and jobs would your business have turned back into the local coffers? The restaurants like Applebees will come now that the town is wet and people will have A (1) drink with their meal and put the liquor tax in the bank not like a honky tonk road house where people go to get shitfaced and cause the police and community trouble. If you've ever been in the restaurant investing market, there is an introduction,a climb,a peak, a decline,fall, and a bulldoze .Look at the whole picture.
Thomas if you were from Arab you would remember or know what I am talking about. There wasnt a person I talked to about this issue that thought it was a good deal for anyone. The city was going to have to give up a portion of the taxes that Applebees would have paid and the county would have lost out on the business property tax too. The only winner would have been Applebees. The city said that the restaurant would have generated about $15,000 a year for the city. Multiply that by 20 years and thats only 300,000.00. The property was going to cost twice that not counting the building. So blow it out your ear. Oh and I knew you would be the first to reply!!!!! I won another 5 bucks!
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#20 Aug 22, 2012
Jeff wrote:
<quoted text>Thomas if you were from Arab you would remember or know what I am talking about. There wasnt a person I talked to about this issue that thought it was a good deal for anyone. The city was going to have to give up a portion of the taxes that Applebees would have paid and the county would have lost out on the business property tax too. The only winner would have been Applebees. The city said that the restaurant would have generated about $15,000 a year for the city. Multiply that by 20 years and thats only 300,000.00. The property was going to cost twice that not counting the building. So blow it out your ear. Oh and I knew you would be the first to reply!!!!! I won another 5 bucks!
Guntersville and Huntsville appreciates the business and enjoys spending your money. Remain in your little world where the main business district is Walmart and fine dining comes in styrofoam and a paper sack.

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