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WTF

Somerset, KY

#121 Mar 15, 2014
David Thompson is the best mayor that Barbourville has ever had. He has done nothing that all the rooks before him has done for the last 50 years. Just like Raymond Smith didn't do anything tat all of the other ones' before him did. They just pissed the wrong people off. All of our elected officials are crooks, and just to make the point right, why would a candidate spend for example, 1,000,000.00 dollars to get a 100,000.00 dollar a year job? They could only make 1/4 of their money back by getting their salary. But their salary is not where the real money is. The real money is from stealing and getting kick backs. And at least David Thompson did try to make Barbourville a nice place to live. More than any other mayor has ever done.
barbourville coup

Clay City, KY

#122 Mar 15, 2014
was there ever in doubt when Darren and ne couci member wre elced
what te main priority was
get rid of david
good job gang
guss

Graham, WA

#124 Mar 16, 2014
I can't believe that people are still defending a crooked mayor just because he wasn't as crooked as some in the past. No wonder you have crooked politicians, you elevt them and protect them. The mayor never should have had his wife run a public venue while he was in office. She didn't take bids on the supply of merchandise and she pocketed the profits on top of whatever salary she was paid. You never give family members jobs that others should have. That was a huge mistake that shows the guy never should have been mayor. When a mayors honesty is called into question a public hearing should be held and he or she should have to answer to the citizens. If they are crooks then they should be removed from office and publicly humiliated. Not protected or defended by the citizens. I don't think this guy is done costing the city money, or trying to get the city to pay his legal expenses. If he tries that then he should be run out of town on a rail. Stop the crookedness while you still have a town.
O m g

Barbourville, KY

#125 Mar 16, 2014
I just watched on tv 4 the city council meeting. Billy Taylor is a joke such a dumb ass!! Why would anyone use him as a lawyer!
lmao

Manchester, KY

#126 Mar 16, 2014
I like how the mayor basically stole from the taxpayers, and his best defense was basically, "Welp.. do it in public if your gonna accuse me."

Its the same bull crap stuff I have heard around here for 30+ years.. don't do anything that makes the town/school/county look bad.. even if it means bringing criminals to justice. Just keep your mouth shut.

Lmao jeeze.. its just the same old pathetic crap out of everyone in power around here.

I hope they make him pay back every cent he took unjustly.
lmao

Manchester, KY

#127 Mar 16, 2014
I also hope the state gets involved and investigates everyone else in power around here. From politicians, to judges, to school board execs.

Its time to clean this place up!

Since: Jun 12

Barbourville, Lexington

#128 Mar 16, 2014
WTF wrote:
David Thompson is the best mayor that Barbourville has ever had. He has done nothing that all the rooks before him has done for the last 50 years. Just like Raymond Smith didn't do anything tat all of the other ones' before him did. They just pissed the wrong people off. All of our elected officials are crooks, and just to make the point right, why would a candidate spend for example, 1,000,000.00 dollars to get a 100,000.00 dollar a year job? They could only make 1/4 of their money back by getting their salary. But their salary is not where the real money is. The real money is from stealing and getting kick backs. And at least David Thompson did try to make Barbourville a nice place to live. More than any other mayor has ever done.
No one spends a million of THEIR dollars. The 1000 buck he made a month was nothing compared to the stealing and kickbacks as you explained.
WTF

London, KY

#129 Mar 17, 2014
Really wrote:
Has anyone read the audit or even the parts published in the newpaper for goodness sake? If you have then what would you suggest the members of city council do?? If nothing then you are right, they all should be removed. They are trying to do the right thing but I know that is hard to see when you have personal friendships and feelings involved. I don't think anyone is denying that David is a good person and would do anything for anyone if they needed him but the matter at hand is that rules/laws were not followed and/or broken. There are consequences for your actions. That is one of the first things we teach our children yet it is so hard to follow as adults.
The same things, if not a lot worse have been going on for the past 45 years that I know of. And probably 100 years before that. The problem is that they don.t want to fix the problems unless it is someone that has pissed a few of them off. Look at a few of the city counsel members, They are jokes, and want to get up on their high horse and talk about right and wrong. I hope David sues their ass off, and then puts them out on their ass. He is the only good mayor that we have ever had, just like Raymond Smith was a good judge executive until he pissed the wrong people off, then he was the biggest crook ever was. Well, he is still better than the crooked lying thief that is in there now even from the grave.
WTF

London, KY

#130 Mar 17, 2014
love4ky wrote:
<quoted text>
No one spends a million of THEIR dollars. The 1000 buck he made a month was nothing compared to the stealing and kickbacks as you explained.
For your information, Jerry Garland spent like 2-1/2 to 3 million dollars to run for sheriff but lost. If he had have stayed in office for like 12 years, or 3 terms, and got paid a salary of around 100,000 dollars a year, add it up. You can add can't you? It would be 1.2 million dollars which by just salary money he would have lost anywhere from 1.3 million, to 1.8 million. But had he have won, that would have all just been a drop in the bucket for him And if you don't believe me go to the Mountain advocate archives and check for yourselves. The big money is not the salary that they receive after elected into office, but the big buy offs, and kickbacks they get after they get into office, and then most of them wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.
WTF

London, KY

#131 Mar 17, 2014
love4ky wrote:
<quoted text>
No one spends a million of THEIR dollars. The 1000 buck he made a month was nothing compared to the stealing and kickbacks as you explained.
Man, have they got you brainwashed. And probably like a puppet on a string too. And where did you come up with the 1000 buck he made a month? They get a hundred times that many buck a month. Did you gradiate the 3rd grade 3 times and think you were finally a freshman in high school?
WTF

London, KY

#132 Mar 17, 2014
guss wrote:
I can't believe that people are still defending a crooked mayor just because he wasn't as crooked as some in the past. No wonder you have crooked politicians, you elevt them and protect them. The mayor never should have had his wife run a public venue while he was in office. She didn't take bids on the supply of merchandise and she pocketed the profits on top of whatever salary she was paid. You never give family members jobs that others should have. That was a huge mistake that shows the guy never should have been mayor. When a mayors honesty is called into question a public hearing should be held and he or she should have to answer to the citizens. If they are crooks then they should be removed from office and publicly humiliated. Not protected or defended by the citizens. I don't think this guy is done costing the city money, or trying to get the city to pay his legal expenses. If he tries that then he should be run out of town on a rail. Stop the crookedness while you still have a town.
The crookedness is never going to stop because every politician in knox county is a crook, The city council members are crooks You get one crook out and five more move in on us. This place has been this way all of my life and I've hoped and prayed for it to get just a little bit better for 45 years now, but the sad fact is that it is not. THERE IS TOO MUCH GREED AND TOO MANY MONEY HUNGRY PEOPLE HERE TO LET IT CHANGE.
United We Stand

Barbourville, KY

#133 Mar 17, 2014
WTF wrote:
<quoted text> Man, have they got you brainwashed. And probably like a puppet on a string too. And where did you come up with the 1000 buck he made a month? They get a hundred times that many buck a month. Did you gradiate the 3rd grade 3 times and think you were finally a freshman in high school?
Unfortunately, the statement is correct. The Mayor position only pays $1000/month in Barbourville. Larger cities pay like a regular job, around $30,000/year.

I am curious as to what kickbacks everyone is referring to. The audit said there was no money missing. If david had been pocketing money, wouldn't it have shown up in the audit?
Agree with you wtf

London, KY

#134 Mar 17, 2014
Opportunity is there. People (will not mention names) that buy all these properties from misfortune of others.
Money paid to get others out of trouble.
You scratch my back I will get you or your family a job.
Everyone knows, just like the gambling machine fiasco that went on years ago.
How can a business have more charges than all of Knox Co. criminals or even Ky and get out of it.
Most are made up as it goes.
People just don't want to know about acts of sex, drugs, rock and roll. It's a party till you get caught. That goes for all criminals.
run Forest run

Barbourville, KY

#135 Mar 17, 2014
in knox county, they want you to be poor and stupid..you dont seem to mind, so WTF right? my name spells teacher your name spells lawyer his name spells politix .. either accept it or leave cuz it aint agunna change..learn enough to get by in school get the diploma save enough nickles to get th hell outta here and dont look back
Dum Bass

Barbourville, KY

#136 Mar 17, 2014
United We Stand wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately, the statement is correct. The Mayor position only pays $1000/month in Barbourville. Larger cities pay like a regular job, around $30,000/year.
I am curious as to what kickbacks everyone is referring to. The audit said there was no money missing. If david had been pocketing money, wouldn't it have shown up in the audit?
someone explain to this dimwit what a kickback is.. like paying twice as much as something is worth for goods and services .. then split the extra ... get it skippy? or not accepting public bids .. get it skippy? or 26 other things done hundreds of times ..

Since: Jun 12

Barbourville, Lexington

#137 Mar 17, 2014
WTF wrote:
<quoted text> For your information, Jerry Garland spent like 2-1/2 to 3 million dollars to run for sheriff but lost. If he had have stayed in office for like 12 years, or 3 terms, and got paid a salary of around 100,000 dollars a year, add it up. You can add can't you? It would be 1.2 million dollars which by just salary money he would have lost anywhere from 1.3 million, to 1.8 million. But had he have won, that would have all just been a drop in the bucket for him And if you don't believe me go to the Mountain advocate archives and check for yourselves. The big money is not the salary that they receive after elected into office, but the big buy offs, and kickbacks they get after they get into office, and then most of them wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.
Jerry Garland didn't spend any money like that. On what? Television ads? Your a funking dumbass. He didn't even have that much money.

Since: Jun 12

Barbourville, Lexington

#138 Mar 17, 2014
WTF wrote:
<quoted text> Man, have they got you brainwashed. And probably like a puppet on a string too. And where did you come up with the 1000 buck he made a month? They get a hundred times that many buck a month. Did you gradiate the 3rd grade 3 times and think you were finally a freshman in high school?
They pay the Mayor 1000 a month dummy, you look up something. I know they get kickbacks aszhole, read some other posts if you can even do that. Go back to the holler you came from.
Bird dog

Barbourville, KY

#139 Mar 17, 2014
West is not out of trouble yet in his problem at national city bank the girls at the bank say the Feds still have his case ongoing and it isn't over yet where he went into the bank with his wife's keys after hours and they fired his wife so he did something on their system .

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

London, KY

#140 Mar 18, 2014
Oh... and as Mayor I would require all Police Officers wear body cameras that would be required to be on anytime an officer is on the clock... With fines if manually turned off while on the clock ....
WTF

London, KY

#141 Mar 19, 2014
top wrote:
David Thompson is the best damn mayor we ever had!!
He sure the hell is but these retards in Barbourville are too stupid to know a good one from a bad one. I honestly think that people in Knox County are the dumbest people on the planet.

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