The Times, They are a-Changin’

“I get perturbed at The Times because they are almost campaigning, (and) I know why, but we won’t get in to that.”

My favorite part is that This fine Hall County citizen pours his heart out on an issue that he is quite obviously passionate about and after all is said and done…The council ANSWERS!

Chairman Oliver – “K”, …at this time we gonna go to item seven which is other business.

I am not making this up. Watch the video. Seriously, this man goes all out about the tax payers having to pay more because of meth labs.  It doesn’t really matter what the topic was, does it?

The answer was still – “K.”    Way to be thorough Mr. Chairman!

Not even a thank you?  How about “You raise a good point”  or even “We will look into it

On the other hand,  Commissioner Powell  seems really fond of the Times.

The Commission took the time to say good buy to Gainesville Times reporter Melissa Weinman.  They even chipped in and bought the nice reporter lady a $25 Starbucks card.   All the commissioners said a few kind words and wished her well.  I only wished they would have said what they really thought.   I have read the Times, and I find it hard to  believe that some of those fellas were sad to see her go.  That unbiased reporting sure did seem to lean in a particular direction.

I’m just Sayin’…

Here is the video of the meeting.  I encourage you to watch the whole thing.  If you are going to talk about what the Commissioners are doing, see it for yourself.


Hall County Board of Commissioners Meeting – March 10, 2011 from TV18 The Government Channel on Vimeo.

  5 comments for “The Times, They are a-Changin’

  1. Tommy
    March 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Are the Commissioners allowed to answer his point? I thought they could not respond.

    • rules official
      March 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Well, I have reviewed my copy of Oliver’s rules of order and it states that “EH, I’m the Chairman right now, and so when you get there you can conduct it the way you like!”
      Quoted from Chairman Oliver in the Jan 6 meeting at 16 minutes 58 seconds.(yes, he really said that)

      Never the less, a “thank you” or anything would have been better than a barely coherent “K”

  2. George T
    March 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Too funny.

  3. chunkypeanutbutter
    March 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Where can I find a copy of ” Oliver’s rules of order”. I need that for my next Mensa meeting. Our club is full of a bunch of know it alls. I’ll show those Jerks then.

  4. SavetheTIMES
    March 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I heard today that we REALLY may be seeing changes to the Times. Something about the king of the county not producing the needed revenue.

    Please go buy 2 copies of the Times today and log onto their site. We must save the TIMES. Without the Times we are lost.

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