Mike Foster Should Resign - NOW!
Why

Nashville, TN

#452 Nov 14, 2012
College Boy wrote:
So, what exactly has Mike Foster done that is going to cause him to be indicted by a Federal grand jury?
College Boy - Suppose you tell us what Mike Foster has done right?

Why is Mike Foster acting the way he is acting?

I know you will ask what I am talking about, so here it is. As best I know.

Why has Mike Foster made all of his friends mad?

Mike gets mad and won't even talk to some of his old friends - now they don't talk to him.

Why has Mike Foster cussed out and fired his secretary?

Why can't Mike Foster get anyone to come to work for him?

Why has Mike Foster picked fights with all the elected officials in the courthouse - or used to be in the courthouse and now have been banned to the county complex/Fosterwood?

Mr. Clayborn, Mr. Driver, Mr. McMillen, Mrs. Pack, all have people willing to work for them - at less money than Mike Foster pays his people.

Kenny Edge and Patrick Ray have lots of employees.

Even people who worked for Mike Foster in the past are refusing to work for Mike Foster.

So College Boy - tell us why Mike Foster is so great for DeKalb County?
Apples

Crossville, TN

#453 Nov 15, 2012
They should be on Nesbitt, the scum preacher man, and Pelham second generation dirt bag stealing politician, and Gannon, they say he has an IQ of zero. And many, many more, many more.
Mega Squat

Brush Creek, TN

#454 Nov 15, 2012
Mega Millions wrote:
Maybe people will start looking at Mike Foster when they see how much his projects have cost DeKalb County.
Mike Foster has bankrupt DeKalb County and a TAX INCREASE is COMING SOON!
A tax increase is coming soon because we have the 93 lowest tax base out of 95 counties in the state. We need new schools, we need roads, we need industry and we need people who can read! This county is behind, way behind.
Oh, and I need to mention we have a new tax guy who will actually do his job on ALL instead of only a few.
When the new guy gets all the property taxes on a fair and even level our revenue should go up too.
Maybe we should all start attending meetings and making ourselves aware of whats going on instead of listening to silly rumors.
College Boy

United States

#455 Nov 15, 2012
Why wrote:
<quoted text>
College Boy - Suppose you tell us what Mike Foster has done right?
Why is Mike Foster acting the way he is acting?
I know you will ask what I am talking about, so here it is. As best I know.
Why has Mike Foster made all of his friends mad?
Mike gets mad and won't even talk to some of his old friends - now they don't talk to him.
Why has Mike Foster cussed out and fired his secretary?
Why can't Mike Foster get anyone to come to work for him?
Why has Mike Foster picked fights with all the elected officials in the courthouse - or used to be in the courthouse and now have been banned to the county complex/Fosterwood?
Mr. Clayborn, Mr. Driver, Mr. McMillen, Mrs. Pack, all have people willing to work for them - at less money than Mike Foster pays his people.
Kenny Edge and Patrick Ray have lots of employees.
Even people who worked for Mike Foster in the past are refusing to work for Mike Foster.
So College Boy - tell us why Mike Foster is so great for DeKalb County?
Whats all this got to do with a federal indictment? Its not a crime to not be liked.
not a huge fan either but

Brush Creek, TN

#456 Nov 15, 2012
Why wrote:
<quoted text>
College Boy - Suppose you tell us what Mike Foster has done right?
Why is Mike Foster acting the way he is acting?
I know you will ask what I am talking about, so here it is. As best I know.
Why has Mike Foster made all of his friends mad?
Mike gets mad and won't even talk to some of his old friends - now they don't talk to him.
Why has Mike Foster cussed out and fired his secretary?
Why can't Mike Foster get anyone to come to work for him?
Why has Mike Foster picked fights with all the elected officials in the courthouse - or used to be in the courthouse and now have been banned to the county complex/Fosterwood?
Mr. Clayborn, Mr. Driver, Mr. McMillen, Mrs. Pack, all have people willing to work for them - at less money than Mike Foster pays his people.
Kenny Edge and Patrick Ray have lots of employees.
Even people who worked for Mike Foster in the past are refusing to work for Mike Foster.
So College Boy - tell us why Mike Foster is so great for DeKalb County?
Why is Mike Foster acting the way he is acting?
from your personal experience - how is he acting?

Why has Mike Foster made all of his friends mad?
are you an old friend? Have you ever had the job of being the mayor of a county?

Mike gets mad and won't even talk to some of his old friends - now they don't talk to him.
sometimes people move on. sometimes people have nothing to say. sometimes life gets busy and you lose touch. sometimes those old friends are accusing you or jumping to conclusions.

Why has Mike Foster cussed out and fired his secretary?
give me a name of who he cussed out? tell me who you are talking about?

Why can't Mike Foster get anyone to come to work for him?
not to many people have the qualifications to work in the county Mayors office. It's not an easy job. That job is very difficult, demanding and hard! Look at the people you would have to deal with on a daily basis! You have to work with federal people, professional people and hicks all on the same day.

Why has Mike Foster picked fights with all the elected officials in the courthouse - or used to be in the courthouse and now have been banned to the county complex/Fosterwood?
You sure do give him a lot of credit and control! Those elected officials who are at the county complex are thrilled about it!! They have room to work, it's clean, kitchens, one level, bathrooms that work and they do not have to wade through drugged out hookers to get where they are going, and there's parking! Ask them, they'll tell you they are thrilled.

Mr. Clayborn, Mr. Driver, Mr. McMillen, Mrs. Pack, all have people willing to work for them - at less money than Mike Foster pays his people.
have you read a newspaper lately? everyone at the courthouse, every county courthouse employee are on the same pay scale. the only "extra" MF's employees get paid is if they work on federal grants. they deserve more than they get for working on those, I wouldn't do their job for what they get paid.
also don't be so sure of how happy all those other county employees are. HA! Some of them are not so happy either.

Kenny Edge and Patrick Ray have lots of employees.
these are two totally different people, levels and offices. you are so funny.

Even people who worked for Mike Foster in the past are refusing to work for Mike Foster.
now you're just reaching. who are you talking about here?

I'm sure he's burned bridges and I'm sure he's done things wrong. I'm sure he's made mistakes and the UCHRA is only one of many.

But what has he done so wrong that he continues to get re-elected. How does he continue doing what he's doing?
Lots of people don't like him but he's been there a long time. He's made lots of enemies and you're obviously one of them.
College Boy

United States

#457 Nov 15, 2012
Mega Squat wrote:
<quoted text>
A tax increase is coming soon because we have the 93 lowest tax base out of 95 counties in the state. We need new schools, we need roads, we need industry and we need people who can read! This county is behind, way behind.
Oh, and I need to mention we have a new tax guy who will actually do his job on ALL instead of only a few.
When the new guy gets all the property taxes on a fair and even level our revenue should go up too.
Maybe we should all start attending meetings and making ourselves aware of whats going on instead of listening to silly rumors.
I for one would be for a tax increase if it could be earmarked for county infrastructure, like schools. And yes, we should all attend county meetings. They meet tonight for a workshop in the basement of the old courthouse, 6pm. Public is always invited.
not a huge fan either but

Brush Creek, TN

#458 Nov 15, 2012
Apples wrote:
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Your county probably could have built more buildings if these guys weren't boozing it up, eating at expensive meals and taking trips. Or and don't forget the cell phones, private cars, gas cards outrages salaries and hiring their idiot relatives. Give me a break. This is one small building after these programs burned thousands upon thousands of dollars for the last decade. Wake up.


Really? Who are "these guys"??? Please elaborate. I will see to it the media is notified if I could get something besides "they, them, those guys,".
Apples

Crossville, TN

#459 Nov 15, 2012
The media has been notified and if you see Phil Williams web site you will be able to observe the paper trail, interviews and actual meetings. But if there happens to be other media personal you would like notify... knock yourself out.
Answer to college boy

Nashville, TN

#460 Nov 15, 2012
Why is Mike Foster acting the way he is acting? from your personal experience - how is he acting?

answer - paranoid as hell.

Why has Mike Foster made all of his friends mad? are you an old friend? Have you ever had the job of being the mayor of a county?

answer - jeff mcmillen, mike clayborn, and a whole bunch more.

Mike gets mad and won't even talk to some of his old friends - now they don't talk to him. sometimes people move on. sometimes people have nothing to say. sometimes life gets busy and you lose touch. sometimes those old friends are accusing you or jumping to conclusions.

answer - yes this is true, all have moved and and left mike foster behind.

Why has Mike Foster cussed out and fired his secretary? give me a name of who he cussed out? tell me who you are talking about?

answer - hristy nokes, other people mike foster has cussed out/talked ugly to include charlie robinson and several parents involved in the high school band program, mark willoughby, suzanne williams, shannon pirtle, and many, many others.

Why can't Mike Foster get anyone to come to work for him? not to many people have the qualifications to work in the county Mayors office. It's not an easy job. That job is very difficult, demanding and hard! Look at the people you would have to deal with on a daily basis! You have to work with federal people, professional people and hicks all on the same day.

answer - yeah, mike foster has cussed out some federal people also

Why has Mike Foster picked fights with all the elected officials in the courthouse - or used to be in the courthouse and now have been banned to the county complex/Fosterwood?
You sure do give him a lot of credit and control! Those elected officials who are at the county complex are thrilled about it!! They have room to work, it's clean, kitchens, one level, bathrooms that work and they do not have to wade through drugged out hookers to get where they are going, and there's parking! Ask them, they'll tell you they are thrilled.

answer - you sure about that?

Mr. Clayborn, Mr. Driver, Mr. McMillen, Mrs. Pack, all have people willing to work for them - at less money than Mike Foster pays his people. have you read a newspaper lately? everyone at the courthouse, every county courthouse employee are on the same pay scale. the only "extra" MF's employees get paid is if they work on federal grants. they deserve more than they get for working on those, I wouldn't do their job for what they get paid. also don't be so sure of how happy all those other county employees are. HA! Some of them are not so happy either.

answer - yep, true, but mike foster controls the money and no one gets a pay raise unless mike foster says so!

Kenny Edge and Patrick Ray have lots of employees. these are two totally different people, levels and offices. you are so funny.

answer - yes, but they respect their employees

Even people who worked for Mike Foster in the past are refusing to work for Mike Foster. now you're just reaching. who are you talking about here?

answer - janey knowles

I'm sure he's burned bridges and I'm sure he's done things wrong. I'm sure he's made mistakes and the UCHRA is only one of many.

answer - that is the job of the federal grand jury to determine

But what has he done so wrong that he continues to get re-elected. How does he continue doing what he's doing?
Lots of people don't like him but he's been there a long time. He's made lots of enemies and you're obviously one of them

answer - can mike foster be re-elected in 2014?
Answer to college boy

Nashville, TN

#461 Nov 15, 2012
p.s. jack barton told a very interesting story about a county employee being fired...
Interesting

Brevard, NC

#462 Nov 16, 2012
Don't ask Jack, ask Kristie who among other things was fired for gathering information that Jack wanted to see for his work on the budget committee. Mike said to her "Jack Barton needs to mind his own damn business!" Now that is paranoid.
Interesting

Brevard, NC

#463 Nov 16, 2012
Apart from asking Kristie her side, if Mike agrees to her request for unemployment benefits, then she didn't quit as he has been telling everyone. If she doesn't get her benefits what is her next move?
Just Sayin

Woodbury, TN

#464 Nov 16, 2012
It is really not cool to be talking about a person who is no longer working for Mike Foster. What ever the reason was that caused her to no longer be there is really nobody's business. That was between him and her. You wouldnt want your name on this nasty site if it was you or your family that this happened to. Leave her alone and let her move on with her next step in life. She is very happy not to be there anymore. She should be allowed to draw unemployment no matter what happened. SHE HAS EARNED IT!! SO leave her alone and stop talking about her. If you want to know what happened I guess you can just ask her face to face and not behind her back.........
Oppa

Nashville, TN

#465 Nov 16, 2012
Just Sayin wrote:
It is really not cool to be talking about a person who is no longer working for Mike Foster. What ever the reason was that caused her to no longer be there is really nobody's business. That was between him and her. You wouldnt want your name on this nasty site if it was you or your family that this happened to. Leave her alone and let her move on with her next step in life. She is very happy not to be there anymore. She should be allowed to draw unemployment no matter what happened. SHE HAS EARNED IT!! SO leave her alone and stop talking about her. If you want to know what happened I guess you can just ask her face to face and not behind her back.........
Hold on just a minute. No one and I mean NO ONE has ever said anything bad about her. Everyone has a lot of good things to say about her.

People are pissed off that Mike Foster would treat her that way.

She is a good and decent person who always treated people right - even when Mike Foster didn't.

Mike Foster should be ashamed.
Cujo

Nashville, TN

#466 Nov 16, 2012
Wonder what she will tell the grand jury?
Apples

Crossville, TN

#467 Nov 16, 2012
I agree with most of the above post, except one part. "While not illegal by the letter of the law". Yes it is illegal to take something from someone misguide that person telling them you are going to buy apples then turn around and buy oranges. That is fraud. It may be a white collar disguised, well thought out, possible even clever but it is with out a doubt fraud. And just because a scheme is complicated does not make it legal, just harder to understand. The common criminals that steal a woman's purse or kid who steals a candy bar is a bit easier to prove in court. But don't fool yourself, stealing is stealing period. And they may say that this is not black and white and only shades of grey, but that is not true. It is black and white, and they need to go prison, tough penalties have to be placed down for those who are suppose to uphold the public best interest. It is time the judge throughs the books at these guys.
Apples

Crossville, TN

#468 Nov 16, 2012
The whole Upper Cumberland needs a shake up, or a an ethics committee to advise these idiots what is right and wrong, how to run a business meeting and what is the true purpose of the meetings, to discuss
Maybe some know how but its never done.
Interesting

Clover, SC

#469 Nov 16, 2012
Oppa wrote:
<quoted text>Hold on just a minute. No one and I mean NO ONE has ever said anything bad about her. Everyone has a lot of good things to say about her.

People are pissed off that Mike Foster would treat her that way.

She is a good and decent person who always treated people right - even when Mike Foster didn't.

Mike Foster should be ashamed.
Agreed, she is a good person, and no ill will is intended towards her in this.

It is state law that one can draw unemployment benefits if fired, not if one quits. That money paid in for unemployment insurance is due her if Mike did fire her. If he authorizes the state to pay it he has painted himself into a corner. Breaking the law, while telling all she quit.
yep

Woodbury, TN

#470 Nov 17, 2012
Interesting wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed, she is a good person, and no ill will is intended towards her in this.
It is state law that one can draw unemployment benefits if fired, not if one quits. That money paid in for unemployment insurance is due her if Mike did fire her. If he authorizes the state to pay it he has painted himself into a corner. Breaking the law, while telling all she quit.
State Law also says if it is an hostile work environment then you can draw unemployment. And from everything I have heard it was MOST DEFINATELY THAT!!! WE all know how hostile MIKE FOSTER is.....
Interesting

Nashville, TN

#471 Nov 19, 2012
Does this mean Kristie did quit and Mike is right? I guess we will have to see how this one plays out.

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