ahole

New York, NY

#21 Jul 6, 2012
Drink The Kool Aid wrote:
They have NEVER had enough generators onsite to take care of the whole hotel. I have been there on many occasions when the power was off for hours - but by God, THIS TIME they had their power up and running FROM THE GRID before the surrounding communities did. There are STILL people IN WHITE SULPHUR CITY LIMITS who are without power, while this circus goes on.

Yes, you might say we're a little miffed at the favoritism.
even if true, I'd say the PGA is more important to the community than you being able to watch tv....get outside and do something
WV EAST COAST

Huntington, WV

#22 Jul 6, 2012
shame wrote:
<quoted text>
Your obviously brainwashed or paid look into it alittle more and then tell me how he has " helped" the area..we don't need or want his help this was a small town and the people were fine with that..why do you assume everyone is just like you
If the people were "so fine with that" then where did all of our family owned businesses go to?? Why are there so many empty storefronts in every town but Lsb.? I KNOW I KNOW!! Because the citizens of lsbg took pride in their town while everyone else let walmart shut them down...no one complained about Mr. WALTON, though, did they?

Get real...just because someone doesnt agree with you doesnt mean they are "paid" to do so!!! Are you really that clueless! You are the one assuming everyone is JUST LIKE YOU!!!!
disgusted

Barnesville, OH

#23 Jul 6, 2012
Greenbrier Valley, WV

&#8206;The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Classic have announced ongoing aid relief initiatives for victim's of last Friday's storm. The Greenbrier is establishing three relief centers tomorrow, Saturday July 7, from noon to 8pm at the following locations:

Alderson (football field)
Renick (at the firehouse across from the cemetery)
Rainelle (at City Hall)

Centers will have bags of ice, bottled water, Greenbrier produce, and will serve lunch and dinner. Please spread the word to those in need.
shaking my head

Mount Lookout, WV

#24 Jul 6, 2012
ahole wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm just saying- Justice owns the Greenbrier. As a businessman, I would have done whatever possible to keep the PGA a success. I really don't think the event caused hospitals or other vital places to be delayed. People just rush to blame the rich guy, despite the great things he has done for the schools/ community.
You make a valid point in the fact if any fingers should be pointed it should be at the elected officials that allowed such things to happen. The whole "rich guy" concept you speak of is correct to a point, let me clarify my stance on that subject. In this country it it constantly proven that he who has money has the power to "persuade" and get their way, so yes justice as a business man can do all he can to make sure the pga continued and our politicians went along where as someone such as you or me could not get that kind of pull(which the politicians are the ones who can make the call) but justice as a man who is constantly speaking of being for the people and looking out for the best interests of the community could of used a little better PR skills in this case. He should of known that people would of been angry and instead of telling us to be grateful for what the pga has done to speed up power to some locals he should at least quit with the veil of deception, because everyone knows the greenbrier is losing him money, and in his attempt to keep the tournament on schedule not be a Judas to the community. I can say that Jim Justice as a person is a big hearted man it is obvious in the charitable things he has done on a smaller scale but justice as a business man has been a different story, at least be upfront instead of trying to sugar coat his actual intentions because in taking over the greenbrier he has put himself in a precarious position and every move he makes there has a huge effect on the community.
LMAO

United States

#25 Jul 7, 2012
Tomblin...our current governor? Get a life...right in Jim's back pocket!
Tom

Norwalk, OH

#26 Jul 7, 2012
ahole wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm just saying- Justice owns the Greenbrier. As a businessman, I would have done whatever possible to keep the PGA a success. I really don't think the event caused hospitals or other vital places to be delayed. People just rush to blame the rich guy, despite the great things he has done for the schools/ community.
You need to seek help about your man crush over Justice. You and others who feel Justice did nothing wrong and is the great person on the earth need to spend today on the Internet reading the thousands of articles about Mr Justice and his various companies constantly being fined and sued for dumping of chemicals in rivers. What good Mr Justice might do with never out weigh all the bad he has done. He is a joke in the coal industry and a lot of coal executives and executives from other types of businesses consider him toxic and don't want any associated with him. I think what has people so upset is Justice did several tv interviews where he said with a smirk on his face THE GREENBRIER DID RECEIVE PRIORITY OVER THE REST OF THE STATE. The Greenbrier Classic is not as popular as people who attend think it is. It is made fun of everywhere. One of the sportscaster from a sports network keeps calling it The Greenbean Classic.
ahole

Charleston, WV

#27 Jul 7, 2012
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>You need to seek help about your man crush over Justice. You and others who feel Justice did nothing wrong and is the great person on the earth need to spend today on the Internet reading the thousands of articles about Mr Justice and his various companies constantly being fined and sued for dumping of chemicals in rivers. What good Mr Justice might do with never out weigh all the bad he has done. He is a joke in the coal industry and a lot of coal executives and executives from other types of businesses consider him toxic and don't want any associated with him. I think what has people so upset is Justice did several tv interviews where he said with a smirk on his face THE GREENBRIER DID RECEIVE PRIORITY OVER THE REST OF THE STATE. The Greenbrier Classic is not as popular as people who attend think it is. It is made fun of everywhere. One of the sportscaster from a sports network keeps calling it The Greenbean Classic.
I don't read articles about what his coal companies have or have not done- that has nothing to do with the point I'm trying to make. I'm saying that he has done good things for our community....more good than bad. As I said earlier, I disagree with some things such as basketball recruiting, etc. and how Bryant is in his back pocket. As a whole though, the positives outweigh the negatives. Look at what he has done for the basketball courts and football fields at east. He volunteers to be basketball coach, even though his daughter is long graduated. He purchased the Greenbrier and is working hard to make it self sufficient once again- this is important if we want jobs to continue in the future. It has to be able to make money eventually or all jobs will be lost. If you question his business practices, look at his record....he obviously is good at making businesses profitable, which is what the Greenbrier needs. If the PGA were a bust, the entire community would suffer eventually. People just rush to blame this guy for everything out of jealousy I guess. He's not God, just a human like all of us
Big Jim

Princeton, WV

#28 Jul 7, 2012
ahole wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't read articles about what his coal companies have or have not done- that has nothing to do with the point I'm trying to make. I'm saying that he has done good things for our community....more good than bad. As I said earlier, I disagree with some things such as basketball recruiting, etc. and how Bryant is in his back pocket. As a whole though, the positives outweigh the negatives. Look at what he has done for the basketball courts and football fields at east. He volunteers to be basketball coach, even though his daughter is long graduated. He purchased the Greenbrier and is working hard to make it self sufficient once again- this is important if we want jobs to continue in the future. It has to be able to make money eventually or all jobs will be lost. If you question his business practices, look at his record....he obviously is good at making businesses profitable, which is what the Greenbrier needs. If the PGA were a bust, the entire community would suffer eventually. People just rush to blame this guy for everything out of jealousy I guess. He's not God, just a human like all of us
So you're saying he can be kind to kids and support sports (making sure it gets reported in the media) while his businesses ravage communities and throw honest hardworking people on the street?
His management style overall at the hotel is the butt of jokes in the hospitality industry. The cuts in services and amenities are legendary. He's bankrupted vendors who PAID HIM TO DO BUSINESS at the Greenbrier and replaced them with in house departments full of salaried employees. It's better to lose money and have "total control" than to let a local businessman or two make a living. Their kids go to GEHS too, BTW.

So he brought "US" a basketball championship? DId this enrich academics at GEHS. Is this going to make the rank and file student better prepared for today's world? Is it worth sacrificing the intellectual capital of an entire class just so Rick Romeo's son can play basketball at WVU (and provide a photo -op for JJ and Bryant in the process)? Hardly. But sports gets press. Smarts do not. Seeing a pattern yet?

So JJ's brought "US" a PGA tour event? Go to White Sulphur Springs today and this evening and see for yourself just how it's helped. A dozen or so people in yellow shirts parking cars? Yet even the church lots and back yards reserved for it are 2/3 empty? That's a boon to the local economy?
The local businesses, restaurants, shops, etc aren't seeing much if any uptick as a result of the thousands of people attending the PGA. Why? 1. Jim wants their money to land in his cash registers and 2. they are intentionally directed AWAY from WSS. No one is staying in WSS save for at the hotel itself. Jim owns 2 of the 3 local motels which under normal circumstances would be full on an event like this - yet they are CLOSED? Our streets are still torn up from work started last year. Hundreds of WSS residents who were gainfully employed at the hotel have been fired and replaced by transients who are not going to be here long enough to become members of the community. Thus, in all your wonderful optimism you have the GALL to say he'd done GREAT THINGS for our community? On the contrary: He's sucked the life out of it.

Back to the school and the kids - Will Jim give a tinker's damn about the high school kids once they've outlived their usefulness to him as a PR vehicle? Doubtful. As far as Bryant goes, he and the BOE have allowed Jim a free hand at the school for way too long. Time will tell how long Jim takes care of Jeff once he's retired as principal of GEHS. Thankfully the voters have already told JJ they've seen enough and don't want his lackeys on the school board or on the County Commission.

Intellectually lazy folks like you who still believe his carefully crafted PR/ BS machine are part of the problem. Fortunately, it's wearing thin and more and more people are seeing right through it.
ahole

Charleston, WV

#29 Jul 7, 2012
Big Jim wrote:
So you're saying he can be kind to kids and support sports (making sure it gets reported in the media) while his businesses ravage communities and throw honest hardworking people on the street?
His management style overall at the hotel is the butt of jokes in the hospitality industry. The cuts in services and amenities are legendary. He's bankrupted vendors who PAID HIM TO DO BUSINESS at the Greenbrier and replaced them with in house departments full of salaried employees. It's better to lose money and have "total control" than to let a local businessman or two make a living. Their kids go to GEHS too, BTW.

So he brought "US" a basketball championship? DId this enrich academics at GEHS. Is this going to make the rank and file student better prepared for today's world? Is it worth sacrificing the intellectual capital of an entire class just so Rick Romeo's son can play basketball at WVU (and provide a photo -op for JJ and Bryant in the process)? Hardly. But sports gets press. Smarts do not. Seeing a pattern yet?

So JJ's brought "US" a PGA tour event? Go to White Sulphur Springs today and this evening and see for yourself just how it's helped. A dozen or so people in yellow shirts parking cars? Yet even the church lots and back yards reserved for it are 2/3 empty? That's a boon to the local economy?
The local businesses, restaurants, shops, etc aren't seeing much if any uptick as a result of the thousands of people attending the PGA. Why? 1. Jim wants their money to land in his cash registers and 2. they are intentionally directed AWAY from WSS. No one is staying in WSS save for at the hotel itself. Jim owns 2 of the 3 local motels which under normal circumstances would be full on an event like this - yet they are CLOSED? Our streets are still torn up from work started last year. Hundreds of WSS residents who were gainfully employed at the hotel have been fired and replaced by transients who are not going to be here long enough to become members of the community. Thus, in all your wonderful optimism you have the GALL to say he'd done GREAT THINGS for our community? On the contrary: He's sucked the life out of it.

Back to the school and the kids - Will Jim give a tinker's damn about the high school kids once they've outlived their usefulness to him as a PR vehicle? Doubtful. As far as Bryant goes, he and the BOE have allowed Jim a free hand at the school for way too long. Time will tell how long Jim takes care of Jeff once he's retired as principal of GEHS. Thankfully the voters have already told JJ they've seen enough and don't want his lackeys on the school board or on the County Commission.

Intellectually lazy folks like you who still believe his carefully crafted PR/ BS machine are part of the problem. Fortunately, it's wearing thin and more and more people are seeing right through it.
okay dude...you're exactly right. Jim Justice paid off God to cause this storm to destroy our livelihood so he could make billions off a PGA event....very logical.
ahole

Charleston, WV

#30 Jul 7, 2012
I just think its ridiculous how everyone is pointing the finger at this guy over a storm. We should have been more prepared. It's not his responsibility to clean up after everything
We know better

Princeton, WV

#31 Jul 7, 2012
So you're saying he can be kind to kids and support sports (making sure it gets reported in the media of course) while his business interests ravage communities and throw honest hardworking people on the street? And that's all hunkey dorey?

So he brought "US" a basketball championship? Did this enrich the academics at GEHS. Is this going to make the rank and file student better prepared for today's world? Is it worth sacrificing the intellectual capital of an entire class just so a the son of one of Jim's cronies can play basketball at WVU and provide a photo -op for JJ and Bryant in the process? Hardly.
Will Jim give a tinker's damn about the high school kids once they've graduated and outlived their usefulness to him as a PR vehicle? Doubtful. As far as Bryant goes, he and the BOE have allowed Jim a free hand at the school for way too long. Time will tell how long Jim takes care of Jeff once he's retired as principal of GEHS. Thankfully the voters have already told JJ they've seen enough and don't want his lackeys on the school board or on the County Commission.

But sports gets press. Smarts do not. Are we seeing a pattern yet?

So JJ's brought "US" a PGA tour event? Go to White Sulphur Springs today and this evening and see for yourself just how it's helped "US". A dozen or so people in yellow shirts parking cars? Yet even the church lots and back yards reserved for it are 2/3 empty? That's a boon to the local economy?
The local businesses, restaurants, shops, etc aren't seeing much if any uptick as a result of the thousands of people attending the PGA. Why? 1. Jim wants their money to land in his cash registers and 2. they are intentionally directed AWAY from WSS. No one is staying in WSS save for at the hotel itself. Jim owns 2 of the 3 local motels which under normal circumstances would be full on an event like this - yet they are CLOSED? Our streets are still torn up from work started last year. Hundreds of WSS residents who were gainfully employed at the hotel have been fired and replaced by transients who are not going to be here long enough to become members of the community. Thus, in all your wonderfully naive optimism you have the GALL to say he'd done GREAT THINGS for our community? On the contrary: He's sucked the life out of it and continues to do so.

Intellectually lazy folks like you who still believe his carefully crafted PR/ BS machine are part of the problem. Fortunately, it's wearing thin and more and more people are seeing right through it.
Big JIm

Princeton, WV

#32 Jul 7, 2012
ahole wrote:
<quoted text>
okay dude...you're exactly right. Jim Justice paid off God to cause this storm to destroy our livelihood so he could make billions off a PGA event....very logical.
Who said he caused the storm? You are intellectually vacant.
ahole

Charleston, WV

#33 Jul 7, 2012
Big JIm wrote:
<quoted text>Who said he caused the storm? You are intellectually vacant.
that is how everybody is acting around here. "intellectually vacant"- those sure are some big words. You must have went to the most prestigious University! Why does everyone on here attack the poster and not the argument? You are a f@cktard
Bob M

New York, NY

#34 Jul 7, 2012
He is gonna pay one day
Bob M

New York, NY

#35 Jul 7, 2012
ahole wrote:
<quoted text>
even if true, I'd say the PGA is more important to the community than you being able to watch tv....get outside and do something
Hospitals, elderly, babies abd animal shelters shiuld have cone first
ahole

New York, NY

#36 Jul 7, 2012
Bob M wrote:
<quoted text>Hospitals, elderly, babies abd animal shelters shiuld have cone first
maybe the Greenbrier was an easier fix and came on quicker? I hear most of their lines are buried underground....what makes you think it took priority over hospitals?
Emmanuel Goldstein

Princeton, WV

#37 Jul 7, 2012
ahole wrote:
<quoted text>
that is how everybody is acting around here. "intellectually vacant"- those sure are some big words. You must have went to the most prestigious University! Why does everyone on here attack the poster and not the argument? You are a f@cktard
ahole,
Two of the smartest people I know never went to a university. They were smart in spite of not having a college education.

Maybe the poster used too strong a term [intellectually vacant]. Maybe it's just a polite way to say "stupid", if that ever can be polite.
Maybe the poster hopes people will use better thinking?
But maybe the poster expects too much, like expecting monkeys to use algebra.

The poster makes good points.

The bigger picture is that Jim Justice has done both good AND bad for WSS, The Resort, and the surrounding communities. And like life and nature, everything comes at a cost.

The entire JJ issue has been coming to a head for years. This too will take its natural course, just like life.

Actually, there are MANY issues surrounding JJ: unhealthy ego, political graft and manipulation, "community" basketball, mistruths and spin, class warfare, poor environmentalism, ruthless business practices, ALL seething with their own controversy.

If I had all of JJ's money, I wouldn't want it if I had to be him. I believe JJ thinks he earned his money. I believe JJ justifies his questionable business decisions. I believe JJ truly doesn't "get it", and even worse, he thinks WE "don't get it".

Oh, I get it.

Maybe he can eventually become the Christian that he thinks he is.
Moon Dawgie

Marlinton, WV

#38 Jul 7, 2012
If you are in the "Justice Circle", you sold your soul to the Devil. Yea, yea, thank you Mr Justice for all you have done for this community - sure, if your daughter plays basketball and is good at it he will fire someone who has had a position at the Hotel for 30 years and give your job to the mother/father of the basketball player that has no experience whatsoever. And, if you do have some clout at the hotel, watch out - you too may have to adopt a black kid that plays basketball like that doctor at the clinic. I'm sure she is soooo proud to introduce him as her son while her other 2 kids are probably gagging. But wait, I've heard her introduce him to other people and you never, ever hear her say it's her adopted son. But, I guess if you have no morals, scruples, and the almighty dollar widens your eyes, you will do anything for that fat ass. The person who was praising him in earlier posts either works for him and like the rest of his entourage, are ass-kissers and are too scared not to wipe his butt on demand, or is related to him. Ask 500 people that work for him and they will tell you the real deal.
Sigmund Freud

Princeton, WV

#39 Jul 7, 2012
ahole wrote:
<quoted text>
that is how everybody is acting around here. "intellectually vacant"- those sure are some big words. You must have went to the most prestigious University! Why does everyone on here attack the poster and not the argument? You are a f@cktard
Sticks and stones, friend.

Are those "big words" a bit too much for you to comprehend?
Would you prefer ones with fewer letters, and thus fewer syllables?

If you look back, every one of your responses belittles the person trying to make a valid point. You appear unable to construct coherent arguments, only backing your retorts with with sneers and name calling. It appears you may have deep-seated feelings of inadequacy, which cause you to lash out at others with whom you disagree. The roots of this probably started before your conscious memory began, at the time of potty-training.

Were I still alive to analyze it, I might find your case fascinating.
ahole

New York, NY

#40 Jul 7, 2012
Sigmund Freud wrote:
<quoted text>Sticks and stones, friend.

Are those "big words" a bit too much for you to comprehend?
Would you prefer ones with fewer letters, and thus fewer syllables?

If you look back, every one of your responses belittles the person trying to make a valid point. You appear unable to construct coherent arguments, only backing your retorts with with sneers and name calling. It appears you may have deep-seated feelings of inadequacy, which cause you to lash out at others with whom you disagree. The roots of this probably started before your conscious memory began, at the time of potty-training.

Were I still alive to analyze it, I might find your case fascinating.
me stoopid...me not understand big words. Justice bad...cauz storm... Terrorist....

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