Gavel slam! Hear Grand Rapids mayor abruptly end meeting when speaker won't sit down

Mar 15, 2014 Full story: MLive.com 8

Mayor George Heartwell cut short a Grand Rapids City Commission meeting Tuesday, March 11, at City High/Middle School when a speaker exceeded his allotted comment time and refused to stop talking.

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Ronald McDonald

Holland, MI

#1 Mar 15, 2014
Mayor Heartwell is one of the biggest clowns ever. No one takes this buffoon seriously.
pipedream

New York, NY

#2 Mar 16, 2014
You like that name eh Ronald? Ronald McDonald. very Original. Hey Ronald did you get promoted yet to the drive thru window? French Fry man?
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#3 Mar 16, 2014
Strange.......

When Rep. Darrell Issa used the gavel to silence his critics, the baggers all cheered!
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Brighton, MI

#4 Mar 16, 2014
In both cases the people speaking were being rude......... They have a right to speech but not a right to be heard especially when they exhibit a lack of class and decorum.........
Sharon

Holland, MI

#5 Mar 16, 2014
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
In both cases the people speaking were being rude......... They have a right to speech but not a right to be heard especially when they exhibit a lack of class and decorum.........
Heartwell is a rude piece of trash. He arrogantly berates citizens who come to the microphone to express opinions with which he disagrees. Anyone remember when he called pro-life people the "forces of darkness?" He apologized only after many of the people he insulted threatened to pull their investments out of GR, which would bring the city to its knees. The guy is a communist.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Brighton, MI

#6 Mar 16, 2014
Sharon wrote:
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Heartwell is a rude piece of trash. He arrogantly berates citizens who come to the microphone to express opinions with which he disagrees. Anyone remember when he called pro-life people the "forces of darkness?" He apologized only after many of the people he insulted threatened to pull their investments out of GR, which would bring the city to its knees. The guy is a communist.
From what I read, a speaker was filibustering and would not end his circle talk....... Not a fan of Heartwell but he is conducting a meeting and disturbing that meeting should not be allowed to go out of control.......... Why is GR keeping him anyways.......
Dr X Marks the Spot

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Mar 16, 2014
Sharon wrote:
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Heartwell is a rude piece of trash. He arrogantly berates citizens who come to the microphone to express opinions with which he disagrees. Anyone remember when he called pro-life people the "forces of darkness?" He apologized only after many of the people he insulted threatened to pull their investments out of GR, which would bring the city to its knees. The guy is a communist.
I don't think Heartwell is a communist. He's just a dickheaad who'd be more appreciated in Boston Massachusetts then here in G.R. Michigan.
Really

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Mar 17, 2014
King George has an overinflated sense of self worth. Remind us of anyone else in office these days?

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