Petition to stop Mount Racemore!

Petition to stop Mount Racemore!

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Hillsboro, WV

#1 Nov 21, 2012
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/opposition...

Sign it if you don't want this thing staring at you everytime you drive by Leeman Field.

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harbor

Chesterfield, SC

#2 Nov 22, 2012
This is another way for the town of Pennington and surrounding towns to generate more income so why complain they will do it anyway so look at good side mange you won't get so many tickets and ya can get away with more illegal stuff they be after all the tourists coming here instead (yes!!chalk one up for me)
Abbielee

Hillsboro, WV

#3 Nov 22, 2012
Maybe because it costs nearly 100K to build and generates no new jobs or income. It's free to look at and they think it will bring in fans who want to take photos. Yeah, it will for like the first year it is finished, then it will become one of those off the beaten track things that will disappear and no one will care. We'll still however have to pay to keep govt. workers there to clean and maintain it. It's a money pit, pure and simple. The town thinks the tee shirts and caps will make money but how often do people buy Pennington Gap shirts and StoneFace shirts? Why not build an amusement park or something else that would generate money and be where kids and families could go together. I guarantee if you had a small amusement park area with a Ferris wheel and petting zoo and scrambler then people would flock to it all year long. Where do they think kids would go in the weekend with dates? The carnival area to win their girl a prize. How many jobs would that generate with cleanup/running booths/rides it would give the area a whole new feel. Something small that could grow would generate so much money. Start small, open with a few ride and booths and food venders. I doubt many would disapprove!
wondering

Charlotte, NC

#4 Nov 22, 2012
I think we need yo build a go cart track with a putty putt course driving range and batting cages his many people go to pegion forge and there kids want to do that. That makes jobs and money
Abbielee

Hillsboro, WV

#5 Nov 22, 2012
That would be wonderful. I passed one of those up in Knoxville or somewhere and wanted to take my kids but we were hard on time, I know it was a long way from here.
dang skippy

La Plata, MD

#6 Nov 23, 2012
Nascar fans like to drink liquor & beer. How can Mount Racemore sustain itself if the "GOOD" people of Pennington Gap won't allow liquor laws to be passed? THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS thrown away for what? 4 REDNECKS ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN. You want to bring in $$$ allow us to drink in our town. That's gonna bring in some cash. Bible belt people open your mind so we can open pocketbooks & wallets!
funny

Charlotte, NC

#7 Nov 23, 2012
Hmm oddly booze seems to be the economic solution to all of PG's worries. Well, other places are doing pretty well w/o it. Look into Harlan or Middlesboro. They have businesses and are always opening something. It's a dry county. Maybe, just maybe more tourists would come if they thought us Hillbillies were sober. Think about it.
burn it down

United States

#8 Nov 23, 2012
Booze and this redneck racemore is not what we need.
JOBS are what we need jobs we can make a living at .
I don't think a family of 4 could make A living selling t shirts and ball caps a couple months out of the year.
i know

United States

#9 Nov 23, 2012
wondering wrote:
I think we need yo build a go cart track with a putty putt course driving range and batting cages his many people go to pegion forge and there kids want to do that. That makes jobs and money
I agree with that,sounds like a great idea I love playing softball so that would be cool
hah

Indian Trail, NC

#11 Nov 25, 2012
I heard there was a group gaining nearly 10 participants a day and now at 75, which are planning a 1k run for opening day in the NUDE. Most are overweight smokers, toothless crackhead, and a few politicians. Sheet would you be interested in providing security? Maybe Truth could take pics and you two might just fall in love while helping the town.
hmmm

Summerville, SC

#13 Nov 25, 2012
The petitions for Va to secede had signatures from other states. Is the land for this in the town or county limits?
mark n nc

Zebulon, NC

#14 Nov 25, 2012
lee county needs an atv trail system. It could be your chance for a very needed economic boost. the best areas should be used, like ocoonita & white rocks. Do it right the first time. I live in eastern nc & would ride it several times a year. Already do!!!
mark n nc

Zebulon, NC

#15 Nov 25, 2012
oh yea mt racemore is a waste of time & $$$ & would make lee co look like a bunch of Dummies, dont let someone pocket a bunch of money for this bad idea.
dang skippy

Mobile, AL

#16 Nov 25, 2012
Booze is the answer. Bring in more resturants & pubs so people WILL spend money LOCAL for a good meal and a drink. That will create jobs & cash flow for Pennington.Look at ALL the facebook posts of people going to Kingsport, Bristol & Johnson City. It isn't a sin to drink beer or liquor as long as it is done responsibly.
burn it down

United States

#19 Nov 26, 2012
Closet Drinkers Suck wrote:
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Have you ever been to Gatlinburg, Cherokee, or even Disneyland?
They create jobs & yes all serve alcohol.
If you had the revenue to open a business or factory in Lee County, what would it be?
Why did Pete DeBusk move his manufacturing to South America?
As for alcohol, if you don't drink fine, if your another Lee Closet Drinker your a hypocrite.
look here Stupid first we need jobs and things to do before you can sell alcohol who are you going to sell it to the drunks on the sidewalk ? You must be the stupidest
Person I have ever come in contact with by what you say booze will bring jobs dumb.
Yea Eastman and all companys will not come to a area were you can't buy a drink how dumb are you .
First build jobs not tshirt stands I'm talking decent jobs ppl can make a living at .
Then build atv trails ,motels,bars and so on.
When lee county diese it the right way the first round is on me.
Yes it Does

Knoxville, TN

#20 Nov 26, 2012
Hey idiot you have ALL the answers YOU do it!!!
burn it down

United States

#22 Nov 26, 2012
To Burn It Down wrote:
Answer the question, IF YOU had the money to start a factory, business what would it be????????
Why did Deroyal relocate??????????
Why are you such a ass & so dumb??????????
they left for cheaper labor not because they could not buy jack by the shot!
Here in this area maybe a furniture factory somthing along those lines!
How am I a ass because it makes no sence to have a bar when no one is buying I like to drink but with no work how could I pay for it .
Start with jobs and the rest will come.
Now who's dumb you drunk !
wood

Maynardville, TN

#23 Nov 26, 2012
To Burn It Down wrote:
Answer the question, IF YOU had the money to start a factory, business what would it be????????
Why did Deroyal relocate??????????
Why are you such a ass & so dumb??????????
yea jobs are the answer cause the mines are going away.it hasnt hit lee co yet but it will.several are closing first of year around here.but its hard to get factories to come here because most people here have a poor work ethic.even in the mines we have a hard time getting men to show up to work and be on time.and they pay around 24 an hour,,imagine how hard it would be to get 200 men to work a factory for 12 an hr.we have some of the sorriest workers in the world right here.but we need something for people to work at at least the ones that want to work
Say It Isnt So

Knoxville, TN

#26 Jan 10, 2013
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/opposition...
Sign it if you don't want this thing staring at you everytime you drive by Leeman Field.

Can this be right? More people oppose the petition than the pathic structure. Check the judgement!!!
problem

Big Stone Gap, VA

#27 Jan 10, 2013
ipetitions scares people away they continuously ask for donations. Change.org is a much better site for online petitions and has a much better reach. When I signed this petition that was the first thing it asked was for a donation.

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