Commission proposal opposed

Commission proposal opposed

There are 25 comments on the News-Topic story from Jan 31, 2010, titled Commission proposal opposed. In it, News-Topic reports that:

A proposed staffing modification by the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners involving the Environmental Health division has been met with strong opposition by the Caldwell County Board of Health.

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Kommissar

Lenoir, NC

#1 Feb 3, 2010
I hope people realize what BG and CB are trying to accomplish by hiring a supervisor position to supervise the current supervisor? What would two developers have to gain from this move?

The supervisory position in question did not exist previously in Caldwell County, AND was recently created AND written up and in a fashion to exclude the current supervisor and both of the RIF'd employees from applying.
worried

Asheville, NC

#2 Feb 4, 2010
Will Caldwell County ever be able to recover from the damage done by Ben Griffin? He's got a super majority (much like we were all worried about the Dems having in the US Congress) on the County Commission and he's setting the stage for him and his buddies to make a fortune on bad developments and crappy houses. Politicians are almost always slimey, but at least they try to hide their true intentions or mask their agendas. Not Ben.

An 8-year reval cycle is just insane. He likely realizes that he won't get re-elected (he barely got in this time) so he wants to pawn that problem off on the next Board.
OhMyGosh

Pelzer, SC

#3 Feb 4, 2010
When the revaluation of property is done in 2013 there will be a huge outcry from the public because of the increase they will see in property values. If a reval had been done last year or even this year, the tax rate would likely be able to be dropped. Why would Ben object to that since he campaigned against the tax increase? And don't you wonder why he and his "boys" didn't drop the tax rate (you know the rate they found so offensive)? Doesn't that make you feel like Ben would say and do anything to get elected? Remember he promised county employees that if they voted for his "team" not one of them would have to worry about losing their jobs? How'd that work out? Just about as good as the "Hope and Change" thing is working!
worried wrote:
Will Caldwell County ever be able to recover from the damage done by Ben Griffin? He's got a super majority (much like we were all worried about the Dems having in the US Congress) on the County Commission and he's setting the stage for him and his buddies to make a fortune on bad developments and crappy houses. Politicians are almost always slimey, but at least they try to hide their true intentions or mask their agendas. Not Ben.
An 8-year reval cycle is just insane. He likely realizes that he won't get re-elected (he barely got in this time) so he wants to pawn that problem off on the next Board.
Kommissar

United States

#4 Feb 6, 2010
I just watched the last commissioners meeting from the link on the county website.

I noticed that Ben and Clay have tapped Rob to be the "guy" when dealing with environmental health now. However, if you pay attention to the recording, you will see that Ben and Clay still have an axe to grind with the department, particularly with the supervisor.

Isn't it interesting that of the 53 (there were about 150 sent out) anonymous customer satisfaction surveys returned, that only 6 did not rate their satisfaction with the EH department as at least a 4 out of 5 (with five being the highest, and out of these six dissatisfied customers, 3 of them were either Ben Griffin, Clay Bollinger, or Phillip Bollinger? That's 3 of 6.

For those counting the positive responses, 47 of 53 is 88.7%. Why, then, are these three (two) commissioners unhappy with Rhinehart's performance? Could it be that they are trying to put a "yes" man in his place?

I almost ROFL'd when Clay asked why there had not been follow up on the negative ANONYMOUS survey responses (only he, Phillip and Ben signed theirs). He continues to speak about how many negative "comments" he had received about EH while he was "politicking". Perhaps he should've stepped out a bit and asked more people than BG, Phillip and their circle of cronies.
Yes Man

United States

#5 Feb 8, 2010
It is going to be hard for them to find a "yes man". You have to be certified by the state to work in that department.
Trading Post

Pelzer, SC

#6 Feb 8, 2010
Could we ask Google to help with the taxes? I mean, shouldn't they have to pay their share? Should the residents of Caldwell County have to continue to pay for the privilege of having Google in our neighborhood. Can we have their contract re-valuated. Has Google held up their end of the contract?
Kommissar

Lincolnton, NC

#7 Feb 8, 2010
Yes Man wrote:
It is going to be hard for them to find a "yes man". You have to be certified by the state to work in that department.
I hope you are correct. If not, home / land purchasers beware (those outside municipalities anyways)
Kommissar

Lincolnton, NC

#8 Feb 8, 2010
Trading Post wrote:
Could we ask Google to help with the taxes? I mean, shouldn't they have to pay their share? Should the residents of Caldwell County have to continue to pay for the privilege of having Google in our neighborhood. Can we have their contract re-valuated. Has Google held up their end of the contract?
In my humble opinion, no, we as taxpayers should not have to pay to keep google, but this thread is not about google. Please start another.
Trading Post

Pelzer, SC

#9 Feb 9, 2010
Sorry about that.
jon

Charlotte, NC

#10 Feb 9, 2010
Trading Post wrote:
Could we ask Google to help with the taxes? I mean, shouldn't they have to pay their share? Should the residents of Caldwell County have to continue to pay for the privilege of having Google in our neighborhood. Can we have their contract re-valuated. Has Google held up their end of the contract?
I think Google does pay taxes
Sick of it

Simpsonville, SC

#11 Feb 9, 2010
worried wrote:
Will Caldwell County ever be able to recover from the damage done by Ben Griffin? He's got a super majority (much like we were all worried about the Dems having in the US Congress) on the County Commission and he's setting the stage for him and his buddies to make a fortune on bad developments and crappy houses. Politicians are almost always slimey, but at least they try to hide their true intentions or mask their agendas. Not Ben.
An 8-year reval cycle is just insane. He likely realizes that he won't get re-elected (he barely got in this time) so he wants to pawn that problem off on the next Board.
Good post.

You know, there ARE politicians who aren't slimey. They get ridiculed and often slandered by the slimey ones. Unfortunately, the national climate of "do what you can while you're in power to benefit your own interests" trickles right on down.

It's not the slimey politicians who are the problem, in my opinion... there have been and always will be slimey people. I think the problem lies in the PEOPLE who are gullible and vote people in based on their charisma and promises only. A drug-dealing, pimping, murdering criminal can be cleaned up and coached into being a good, charismatic speaker! America has watched so much trash, listened to so much trash, read so much trash that we, as a nation, ENJOY the trashy people much more than the people of integrity.
Tim Spears

United States

#12 Feb 9, 2010
Sick of it wrote:
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Good post.
You know, there ARE politicians who aren't slimey. They get ridiculed and often slandered by the slimey ones. Unfortunately, the national climate of "do what you can while you're in power to benefit your own interests" trickles right on down.
It's not the slimey politicians who are the problem, in my opinion... there have been and always will be slimey people. I think the problem lies in the PEOPLE who are gullible and vote people in based on their charisma and promises only. A drug-dealing, pimping, murdering criminal can be cleaned up and coached into being a good, charismatic speaker! America has watched so much trash, listened to so much trash, read so much trash that we, as a nation, ENJOY the trashy people much more than the people of integrity.
Yeah you would know about trashy people. You posted on 3 or 4 post like ANYONE gives a rats behind what you have to say...roflmfao!!! You type just to read what you wrote. NARCISSIST ....hello ? That is what you are!!!!!1
Sick of it

Simpsonville, SC

#13 Feb 9, 2010
Tim Spears wrote:
<quoted text>...You posted on 3 or 4 post like ANYONE gives a rats behind what you have to say...roflmfao!!! You type just to read what you wrote. NARCISSIST ....hello ? That is what you are!!!!!1
YOU read my posts, though.:) Darling, I didn't know you cared...

You know, I think that you're completely pissed out of your MIND! THAT is what I think you are!

I have never thought everyone was hanging on my every post and caring what I say... except you, Darling.

And, I have never been called a narcissist before, but with ALL of the attention YOU are giving my screen name all over this forum and the lovely poll you started to talk about me... it DOES make me think I'm everything to YOU, Baby!

Mmmmm... I LOVE it, Sweet thing!!!



LOL... Bud, seriously, I really hate it that you are carrying around so much anger. I really do.

Who CARES what I say or think? I don't give a rat's ass MYSELF if you like what I say or not! I don't even give a rat's ass if I like what YOU say! If I want to respond to you or anyone who posts here, I can. So can you. So can EVERYONE. THAT is what this website IS.

I just didn't like it that you threatened Emily and obviously frightened her badly. That was hard... no, impossible to stand by and silently watch. It would be wrong to stand by and let people get beat a woman up, physically OR mentally. If you don't like people calling you out, I would say maybe don't start threads to vent about people or threaten people who disagree with you in the future. You'll probably never get a positive reaction from another man when you scare a woman.

If you want to keep on with the claim that I am everybody on topix that disagrees with you all wrapped up in ONE, nobody can stop you! I think it's funny, actually. And, really, REALLY silly. Sometimes, my work is pretty stressful and I get a kick out of your rants about me... and anyone else you disagree with. It's FUNNY to me.

This place ain't all about me... OR you... OR any ONE of us! But, it IS DEFINITELY about all of US. It's about typing thoughts,opinions and comments. We're not only free to, we understand it is the WHOLE PURPOSE of this website! I don't want to offend anyone, but I truly don't care about what anyone THINKS of my political opinions. If I did, why would ever even speak!? We're all different. We have different opinions. THAT'S why I come here... to read those opinions. I can understand that perhaps YOU do care what people think about your posts, though.

Tim, YOU post. I post. ANYONE can post here. So WHAT if it's 3 or 4 posts? I'm not getting why you're torn up about that. Are YOU the only one who should be allowed to do that? If you want a website forum that goes completely by YOUR wishes and rules, start one of your own that you have ownership of, then you have a right to set the rules.

People come here to post and read, and I really don't see many people trying to shut down somebody else or regulate what others post if it doesn't harm others. It would be narcissistic to do that.:o
Tim Spears

United States

#14 Feb 9, 2010
Sick of it wrote:
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YOU read my posts, though.:) Darling, I didn't know you cared...
You know, I think that you're completely pissed out of your MIND! THAT is what I think you are!
I have never thought everyone was hanging on my every post and caring what I say... except you, Darling.
And, I have never been called a narcissist before, but with ALL of the attention YOU are giving my screen name all over this forum and the lovely poll you started to talk about me... it DOES make me think I'm everything to YOU, Baby!
Mmmmm... I LOVE it, Sweet thing!!!
LOL... Bud, seriously, I really hate it that you are carrying around so much anger. I really do.
Who CARES what I say or think? I don't give a rat's ass MYSELF if you like what I say or not! I don't even give a rat's ass if I like what YOU say! If I want to respond to you or anyone who posts here, I can. So can you. So can EVERYONE. THAT is what this website IS.
I just didn't like it that you threatened Emily and obviously frightened her badly. That was hard... no, impossible to stand by and silently watch. It would be wrong to stand by and let people get beat a woman up, physically OR mentally. If you don't like people calling you out, I would say maybe don't start threads to vent about people or threaten people who disagree with you in the future. You'll probably never get a positive reaction from another man when you scare a woman.
If you want to keep on with the claim that I am everybody on topix that disagrees with you all wrapped up in ONE, nobody can stop you! I think it's funny, actually. And, really, REALLY silly. Sometimes, my work is pretty stressful and I get a kick out of your rants about me... and anyone else you disagree with. It's FUNNY to me.
This place ain't all about me... OR you... OR any ONE of us! But, it IS DEFINITELY about all of US. It's about typing thoughts,opinions and comments. We're not only free to, we understand it is the WHOLE PURPOSE of this website! I don't want to offend anyone, but I truly don't care about what anyone THINKS of my political opinions. If I did, why would ever even speak!? We're all different. We have different opinions. THAT'S why I come here... to read those opinions. I can understand that perhaps YOU do care what people think about your posts, though.
Tim, YOU post. I post. ANYONE can post here. So WHAT if it's 3 or 4 posts? I'm not getting why you're torn up about that. Are YOU the only one who should be allowed to do that? If you want a website forum that goes completely by YOUR wishes and rules, start one of your own that you have ownership of, then you have a right to set the rules.
People come here to post and read, and I really don't see many people trying to shut down somebody else or regulate what others post if it doesn't harm others. It would be narcissistic to do that.:o
I seem to have hit a nerve. Everything you said about me threatening Emily is a joke....Show me....I did threaten to sue her.....but show me where I stalked her....lol[ I have asked her repeatedly to NOT post in my blogs yet she does ]...thus the she is stalking me would be more like it. The reason I am chatting with you now is you both have done NOTHING but lie about me. So there ya go...if you cant take it ...dont dish it out...Stay out of my conversations with others AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE SAME RESPECT.
Sick of it

Simpsonville, SC

#15 Feb 9, 2010
Tim Spears wrote:
<quoted text> I seem to have hit a nerve. Everything you said about me threatening Emily is a joke....Show me....I did threaten to sue her.....but show me where I stalked her....lol[ I have asked her repeatedly to NOT post in my blogs yet she does ]...thus the she is stalking me would be more like it. The reason I am chatting with you now is you both have done NOTHING but lie about me. So there ya go...if you cant take it ...dont dish it out...Stay out of my conversations with others AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE SAME RESPECT.
Show you? Ok. Go to your James Oxygen thread, post number 200. You've already asked me to show you where YOU made threats, and I have done that.

But, you know what? I have NEVER once seen YOU ever prove the lies you claim about other people when they ask YOU to! I haven't seen you do it ONCE. NOT ONE TIME. You throw out the clock and demand apologies, but never ONCE have I seen you prove your allegations. NOT ONE TIME.

Seriously. You don't realistically think you can tell people where they can and cannot post, do you?! I think that's just, well, childish. I'll post anywhere I want. You post anywhere you want. EVERYONE HERE can post in any thread they want. It's called a PUBLIC forum for a reason. Unless you want to start your own website, you'll become very frustrated if you try to control when and where other people can speak. I think it's just preschool man. My gosh... I think THAT kind of "I'll control you" thinking IS extremely narcissistic. No one threatens to track you down like a dirty dog, as YOU do to others. No one tells you when they want you to speak or not. How silly.

I think YOU are the liar. I think YOU dish it out but then can't STAND to take it when you're called out for YOUR words.

What I'm truly trying to figure out is whether you're truly a dangerous person, a hot head with a temper, a bonafide a-hole, or someone who truly isn't mentally capable of helping himself and comprehending the reality of all of this. Sincerely.

You are your own worst enemy, man.
Tim Spears

United States

#16 Feb 10, 2010
Sick of it wrote:
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Show you? Ok. Go to your James Oxygen thread, post number 200. You've already asked me to show you where YOU made threats, and I have done that.
But, you know what? I have NEVER once seen YOU ever prove the lies you claim about other people when they ask YOU to! I haven't seen you do it ONCE. NOT ONE TIME. You throw out the clock and demand apologies, but never ONCE have I seen you prove your allegations. NOT ONE TIME.
Seriously. You don't realistically think you can tell people where they can and cannot post, do you?! I think that's just, well, childish. I'll post anywhere I want. You post anywhere you want. EVERYONE HERE can post in any thread they want. It's called a PUBLIC forum for a reason. Unless you want to start your own website, you'll become very frustrated if you try to control when and where other people can speak. I think it's just preschool man. My gosh... I think THAT kind of "I'll control you" thinking IS extremely narcissistic. No one threatens to track you down like a dirty dog, as YOU do to others. No one tells you when they want you to speak or not. How silly.
I think YOU are the liar. I think YOU dish it out but then can't STAND to take it when you're called out for YOUR words.
What I'm truly trying to figure out is whether you're truly a dangerous person, a hot head with a temper, a bonafide a-hole, or someone who truly isn't mentally capable of helping himself and comprehending the reality of all of this. Sincerely.
You are your own worst enemy, man.
You my friend are an idiot. Idiot , Thats right. I do not have to prove I called the cops.If you want to know so badly call them , after all it was your wife who said I was a liar. Slander right there, You have made all the crap up....repost it buddy ...you cant...In the Bryan Construction blog I pick apart your made up lies as if a second grader wrote it. Face it You BIT off more than you can chew pal. Apologize and I will not post in any thread you do. Keep slandering my name and I have to keep taking up for it. Look , 2 to 1 in here think your a lunatic anyway. THAT SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING!
Sick of it

Simpsonville, SC

#17 Feb 10, 2010
Tim Spears wrote:
<quoted text>You my friend are an idiot. Idiot , Thats right. I do not have to prove I called the cops.If you want to know so badly call them , after all it was your wife who said I was a liar. Slander right there, You have made all the crap up....repost it buddy ...you cant...In the Bryan Construction blog I pick apart your made up lies as if a second grader wrote it. Face it You BIT off more than you can chew pal. Apologize and I will not post in any thread you do. Keep slandering my name and I have to keep taking up for it. Look , 2 to 1 in here think your a lunatic anyway. THAT SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING!
MY wife is out of the country. She's not on topix when she's here. YOU on the other hand have used your wife as an excuse for posts made in your name... and you need to recognize that just because you want to do that toward other people, real life isn't that way.

NO one is slandering you.

YOU are your own worst enemy. YOU have yet to show any proof of anything YOU allege about other people.

I want to make it clear that I DO NOT CARE that you talk trash.

I DO care that you threaten to stalk a woman down.

I'm beginning to get some clarity on what the issues REALLY are, but it STILL does not make it ok to threaten to stalk someone down like a dirty dog. THAT is my only issue with you now. I really don't care what you say about my posts... my ego isn't that fragile.

It's sunny today. I hope you can paint and have a good, productive day, bud.
Sick of it

Simpsonville, SC

#18 Feb 10, 2010
Kommissar wrote:
I hope people realize what BG and CB are trying to accomplish by hiring a supervisor position to supervise the current supervisor? What would two developers have to gain from this move?
The supervisory position in question did not exist previously in Caldwell County, AND was recently created AND written up and in a fashion to exclude the current supervisor and both of the RIF'd employees from applying.
I apologize to you for participating in hijacking your thread. It's rude of me. I started to completely ignore the comments, but I am concerned about the safety of a woman because of comments made in another thread. If I was not truly concerned about her safety and the safety of any potential future victims, I would have completely ignored any comments intended to start drama.

You started a very good discussion, and I sincerely apologize for it turning into off topic banter.
Kommissar

Lenoir, NC

#19 Feb 10, 2010
Hey Tim, how bout, you know, for the rest of us who are interested in the topic, if you resist the urge to continue your online fight on any other thread other than what has already been hijacked.

I started this post about this topic because I feel that it is important and needs to be discussed. With apologies to Trading Post, I will even discuss my opinions on Google if that is what it takes to keep this thread on the front page. They are at least somewhat related, serving the interests of a few connected people at the expense of the general citizenry of this county. Please add to the discussion if you wish, but if you cannot add, please desist.
CHARLIE BROWN

United States

#20 Feb 10, 2010
Sick of it wrote:
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I apologize to you for participating in hijacking your thread. It's rude of me. I started to completely ignore the comments, but I am concerned about the safety of a woman because of comments made in another thread. If I was not truly concerned about her safety and the safety of any potential future victims, I would have completely ignored any comments intended to start drama.
You started a very good discussion, and I sincerely apologize for it turning into off topic banter.
How about you (KIDS) start you a thread to bitch & whine. Get a life !!!

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