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The Bridge To Nowhere

Bowling Green, KY

#1 Jan 13, 2010
I believe many of us can agree that the mayor and the city council are all overpaid. Their being accessible to the voters we can also agree with. However, what the editor of the BC Banner put in that paper today is unacceptable. He clearly published those phone numbers, in hopes of getting his readers to harrass these officials. Agree or disagree?
crazytalk

Auburn, KY

#2 Jan 13, 2010
I hardly ever agree with the banner... but posting phone numbers of peolpe that are suppose to serve us is not harrassment!
They are all over paid compared to Cities our size.
The Bridge To Nowhere

Bowling Green, KY

#3 Jan 13, 2010
Jobe has an agenda and is whiney. Agreed the pay is out of whack. Change needs to come to local government but when someone like Jobe gets involved, all it does is devalue the argument of those who say "XYandZ need to be thrown out of office in the next election". It's like Hitler criticizing Osama bin Laden. A pot calling the kettle black moment.
voter

Bowling Green, KY

#4 Jan 13, 2010
I agree they're over paid and i'm proud of Linda and Terrel for standing up. As far as it goes for Jobe, Is he wrong, I think not. Leave the banner and Jobe out, focus on the subject, is it wrong for them to make that kind of money, Wonder if Hugh took his pay this month since he wasn't at the meeting. He is in Flordia vacationing, i'm sure that 480.00 will help. Rick Romans, Rick Scott, Roger Gaskey, Ray West, Vote em out...
The Bridge To Nowhere

Bowling Green, KY

#5 Jan 13, 2010
It's harrassment. I'm as anti-Obama as the next person, but I wouldn't be publishing the President's cell phone number just to tell everyone to call and give him a piece of their mind. As for Hugh. He's the smart one, because he is in F-l-o-r-i-d-a, where it will be warmer a lot sooner than it is here. lol.
In the Know

Harvest, AL

#6 Jan 14, 2010
The Bridge To Nowhere wrote:
It's harrassment. I'm as anti-Obama as the next person, but I wouldn't be publishing the President's cell phone number just to tell everyone to call and give him a piece of their mind. As for Hugh. He's the smart one, because he is in F-l-o-r-i-d-a, where it will be warmer a lot sooner than it is here. lol.
Your kidding, right? Harassment. Itís called earning your money. How else are you suppose to contact them?
Even so many donít answer when you call them! I donít like jeff jobe, but thatís the best thing heís
done right in YEARS. Also if you people remember, the pay tactic is the same one Eva used against Charlie
To get him voted out. Wonder if Linda, and Terrel have the same thing planed?
Gungadin

Brea, CA

#7 Jan 14, 2010
One of them (Ricky Romans) even said that "I don't work 100 hours, no one does." So if they spend 100 avoiding or answering the phone, thats fine by me.(100 hours is the time that their pay is based and I have not heard of any of them say,'Just give me half of it, I only worked half the time.')
In the Know

Harvest, AL

#8 Jan 14, 2010
Gungadin wrote:
One of them (Ricky Romans) even said that "I don't work 100 hours, no one does." So if they spend 100 avoiding or answering the phone, thats fine by me.(100 hours is the time that their pay is based and I have not heard of any of them say,'Just give me half of it, I only worked half the time.')
Ricky's nevered worked a 100 hours in his life!
The Bridge To Nowhere

Bowling Green, KY

#9 Jan 14, 2010
In the Know wrote:
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Your kidding, right? Harassment. Itís called earning your money. How else are you suppose to contact them?
Even so many donít answer when you call them! I donít like jeff jobe, but thatís the best thing heís
done right in YEARS. Also if you people remember, the pay tactic is the same one Eva used against Charlie
To get him voted out. Wonder if Linda, and Terrel have the same thing planed?
Well, for starters, I dont think that publishing cell phone numbers, as is the case for some of the numbers published, is the right thing to do. Cells are not generally listed in the phone book. And no, I'm not kidding. Jobe's motives are for the readers to harrass those who do not vote for Jobe's agenda. I agree that the scumbag is right, on this one. These elected officials are hypocrites and overpaid. I also agree that they should be accessible. However, Lord knows you'll have some nut jobs out there who will abuse those phone numbers. Let the council members make their numbers available on their own-or make available some other way to contact them to express your opinion. If they choose to close themselves, off then sobeit... If you dont like politician who cuts themselves off from the voters then guess what... You have the right to throw them out of office. Jobe can point this out in some editorial piece he wants to do. He had far more credibility when the former MS principal was against him than he does now, in this situation. This time though, he's certainly not the lesser of two evils.
itdoesnotmatter

Paducah, KY

#10 Jan 15, 2010
it would not matter if the names , numbers or what ever is published or not. you have terrel and linda who are willing to stand up and say hay time are hard for everyone right now how about us giving the people a break and lower our pay to help give back to the community until people can get back on there feet. but then the others are like every man for them selves just because john doe lost his job, his house, and car and can't afford to feed or clothe his kids we still want our money for running the city dry. we do a great job of lining our pockets. until we have more than two good people( meaning terrel and linda ) in office to vote for nothing is going to change. we need some one beside ricky romans, rick scott, roger gaskey, and ray west to vote for. as long as they keep their names on the ballott you don't have a choose. you can vote for terrel and linda but with the others on there and no one else they will be right back on there because we have to have so many seats filled and they get ever time. so as i put my name it dosen't matter... nothing is going to change except we are going to get poorer and they are going to get richer.....
Waiting for Change

Harvest, AL

#11 Jan 15, 2010
itdoesnotmatter wrote:
it would not matter if the names , numbers or what ever is published or not. you have terrel and linda who are willing to stand up and say hay time are hard for everyone right now how about us giving the people a break and lower our pay to help give back to the community until people can get back on there feet. but then the others are like every man for them selves just because john doe lost his job, his house, and car and can't afford to feed or clothe his kids we still want our money for running the city dry. we do a great job of lining our pockets. until we have more than two good people( meaning terrel and linda ) in office to vote for nothing is going to change. we need some one beside ricky romans, rick scott, roger gaskey, and ray west to vote for. as long as they keep their names on the ballott you don't have a choose. you can vote for terrel and linda but with the others on there and no one else they will be right back on there because we have to have so many seats filled and they get ever time. so as i put my name it dosen't matter... nothing is going to change except we are going to get poorer and they are going to get richer.....
Did you not read the other comments on here. I agree with in the know. QUOTE (Also if you people remember, the pay tactic is the same one Eva used against Charlie To get him voted out. Wonder if Linda, and Terrel have the same thing planed.) Is everyone in morgantown blind, or what? I remember, how Eve got into office, just like in the know said! Linda, and Terrel are no better than the rest. Vote them all out!!!
The Bridge To Nowhere

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Jan 15, 2010
Joe Biden had a White House meeting on transparency that was closed to the media. This, after Obama campaigned on transparency. It's comforting to know that our national leaders are as inept as our local ones.
The Bridge To Nowhere

Bowling Green, KY

#14 Jan 16, 2010
More people stopping/not renewing their subscriptions to his rag would be an excellent start to things.
Waiting for Change

Harvest, AL

#16 Jan 16, 2010
concerned for my town wrote:
The last two postings (13 and 14)are right on target. Mr. Jobe's words have hurt dear friends of mine.
That's a good one, Jeff Jobe is cause of all of morgantown's problems? As I have said before, I don't like Jeff Jobe, and he HAS caused a lot of problems for morgantown, but so has all of the elected officials!!! Don't you think SO!!
benzman

AOL

#17 Jan 16, 2010
you need to re read what i wrote, i never said jeff jobe was the cause of problems, i said he was playing the citizens of morgantown like a concert, i guess if my job was to sell papers i might try the same thing you never know, as far as the elected officials, you elected them, if you don't like them get out and vote to change it instead of talking about it.
The Bridge To Nowhere

Bowling Green, KY

#18 Jan 17, 2010
Waiting for Change wrote:
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That's a good one, Jeff Jobe is cause of all of morgantown's problems? As I have said before, I don't like Jeff Jobe, and he HAS caused a lot of problems for morgantown, but so has all of the elected officials!!! Don't you think SO!!
Agreed. He is not the cause of most of the problems. However, he exacerbates a lot of them. His antics also help to divert a lot of attention from the real issues. He might be correct in his stance against those who vote down the pay-scale adjustment. But let us not forget that the lesser of two evils is still evil. Lend him no credibility. He almost totally ignored this pay issue, until the mayor appointed one of his perceived enemies to a committee. Once Mr Evans was appointed, all of a sudden he brought out his attack machine again, in the same way that he went after Black. If Gaddie appointed Morris or Black to some sheriff's committee, he would most-likely go after Gaddie the same way.
Waiting for Change

Harvest, AL

#19 Jan 17, 2010
The Bridge To Nowhere wrote:
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Agreed. He is not the cause of most of the problems. However, he exacerbates a lot of them. His antics also help to divert a lot of attention from the real issues. He might be correct in his stance against those who vote down the pay-scale adjustment. But let us not forget that the lesser of two evils is still evil. Lend him no credibility. He almost totally ignored this pay issue, until the mayor appointed one of his perceived enemies to a committee. Once Mr Evans was appointed, all of a sudden he brought out his attack machine again, in the same way that he went after Black. If Gaddie appointed Morris or Black to some sheriff's committee, he would most-likely go after Gaddie the same way.
Yes, I agree with you. But until we have elected officials, who put the people first, instead of their needs, and wants first, things will never change. We need HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY, and GOD FEARING OFFICIALS!!! Peope who would do the job for no pay, or little pay. Just look at what our local officials did the other night. Thanks Ray, Roger, Rick Scott, and Ricky Romans, just up and create a full time Mayor position, no discussion, no asking the people of morgantown, just up, and do it? If that's not pathetic, I don't know what is!!! Are they doing the TAX PAYERS right? I don't think so. I thin k there should be term limits on these positions, because after all, we know how impossible it is to vote some of them out, due to so many family members living here.
The Bridge To Nowhere

Bowling Green, KY

#20 Jan 17, 2010
Waiting for Change - Disagree on the term limits. We already have them. They're called "elections". The problem tends to be the wrong people run as opposition or too many people run in the primary, which in this county tends to be the main election. ie: Gaddie won because he was up against two other guys who split the votes Gaddie didnt get. If only one or the other had run, Gaddie wouldnt be in office today. Heck, even the anti-Morris crowd could have knocked him out of office if they had run a quality candidate. Running a (now-convicted) embezzler? Not the best of ideas. Also, in the case of the council, too many single-issue candidates. Someone who runs solely on a "the council and mayor make too much money" platform is not necessarily going to bring in all these votes to win a spot on the council. These candidates need to bring forth a full and complete platform. Dont just tell us that you will vote to bring in-line the pay scale. Tell us where you stand on bringing in new industry. Tell us what you think should be done to fix the poor state of the city park and the hooligans who hang out there. If we want whining, we can just read the rag known as the Banner. Also, in your campaign literature, try to convince us that because you served on the Little League board, that makes you qualified to be sheriff. Lord knows I wont be voting for Gaddie and at this time intend to vote for Ward, but Ward's campaign materials where he states he served on the Little League board and Gattie didnt... Well that just made me roll my eyes. Not to mention Ward's mentioning that he is a BC native and Gaddie isnt.
Harold R West

Fulton, KY

#21 Jan 20, 2010
The Bridge To Nowhere wrote:
I believe many of us can agree that the mayor and the city council are all overpaid. Their being accessible to the voters we can also agree with. However, what the editor of the BC Banner put in that paper today is unacceptable. He clearly published those phone numbers, in hopes of getting his readers to harrass these officials. Agree or disagree?
what the editor of the BC Banner put in that paper today is unacceptable.
THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME,I JUST ACT LIKE I CANT HEAR WHEN I GET A CALL THAT I DONT LIKE AND HANG UP
Harold R West

Fulton, KY

#22 Jan 20, 2010
crazytalk wrote:
I hardly ever agree with the banner... but posting phone numbers of peolpe that are suppose to serve us is not harrassment!
They are all over paid compared to Cities our size.
(over paid MY ASS)
IF MY PAY DROPPED A PENNY YOU WOULD NOT SEE ME THERE,YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE ME ON THE COUNCEL NOW FOR NO MORE THAN I GET PAID.

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