We are the Not-So-Silent Majority

I opened a forum. An open forum on this very site. You will see a tab for it at the top of the page.

It would seem that so many people have an opinion the they express on the Times Comment section on the half ass, biased stories that they run. I also understand that they have a tendency to BAN people who have an opinion that differs with their political agenda.

Look, Take the comment section off your online articles if you do not like the opinions of the writers. Is it really an open forum if you boot people who have different political views or better yet, those that have a nose for the news and post the parts of the story you have left out.

So The Truth Forum is up. Tell ’em what you think. You can hide who you are just like the Times. Select a user name and let er rip.

All you county employees, speak it here. The powers that be will read it. So tell them what you have been wanting to all along. Stand up and be heard, even if it is anonymously!

The tax increase and the furloughs/vacation issues are all tied together. So get to the truth on all the issues and the ones that they are using to distract us from the other will solve themselves.

Why is everyone so afraid of the Sheriff? His budget is untouched. 1.8 million in overtime? Come on Rosco. That is a bit much with all this furlough mess going on, don’tcha think? 30% of the overall budget and he can’t move an inch?

Forget about Liberty Mutual or even the Glades. Both projects have stink on them. It is not IF the public finds out what the deal is, Fellas, its WHEN.

How does the Republican Party feel about your tax increase, Chairman? Good Luck with that.

Has anybody looked into Stewart Melvin and Frost’s bills to the county? The Times was eager to report what that Atlanta firm was charging. You would have to believe that if SMF was saving us all that money, that would be their follow up.

Let’s talk about Fuller’s secretary supposedly making 90k a year. Anybody else have a $7500 a month secretary?

What about Solicitor General Woodard and her tomato sandwich staff? We hear her budget has jumped up quite a bit from Judge Baldwins numbers. With at least two more assistants to share the tomatoes, seems like Stephanie is using a little more funding than the old Solicitor. What’s the number? 150k? Wonder if the income from crime has increased with the new Tomato Army? My sources say that it has dropped.

We have a lot to talk about, don’t we.

The Truth

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  7 comments for “We are the Not-So-Silent Majority

  1. Give Me Your Money
    June 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Awesome Website!

  2. The Truth
    June 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you. You are welcome to join the discussion on the forum.

  3. SiMa
    June 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    At the insistence/obsession of WereNotAlone (a Times commenter) I found your website.

    I do not know any of the persons who comment at the Times or here. I am just a voter who pays taxes and can’t believe the mess made in HALLCO. So finally, I say express my opinion of what seems obvious to me and the overwhelming interests begin. I guess I will keep posting that is until I get the boot.

    sassy seems like you would get probation at least – GEEEEZ!

    Also WNA – I do not know who the other guy is you referenced at the Times as running for Sherrif. The only one I ever hear or heard about is Mr. Strickland. However, since my comments, many sherrif dept. comments, sassy and this website seem such a concern for you; I’d have to say you are tied somehow to the HCSO.
    People do have a right to express their ideas, concerns, questions and comments it’s not a personal attack on you. So quit being such a softy.

  4. Slipknot
    June 16, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Not surprised about Fuller’s sec’y, assuming the salary is correct. Fuller runs this county from his little throne. Why has he left the Election director as “interim” for so many years? And why hasn’t the Sec’y of State settled it? I know a little something about Mr. Fuller that, if it was disseminated widely, would cause many people to question his personal temperament for that job. I cannot speak for his professional performance, but I assume he does a good job for the taxpayers. I guess we’re all human.

    There are a few more people in that courthouse that should probably not be working there. The Courts are running this county, not administration or the Commission. Anybody inclined to question their budget? Not on your life. A topic for another day perhaps.

  5. Not the Solicitor General (wink)
    June 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    The Solicitor’s office has grown since Larry Baldwin left because (drum roll) the HC commission created a new, 3rd State Court courtroom, in which Larry Baldwin is now the judge. The Solicitor’s office is required to staff up to support the new courtroom. Kind of hard to for the county to create a new courtroom and not put prosecutors and their support staff in there.

    Second, check into this – the Solicitor’s office has also had to add staff up to support handling magistrate court cases. Previously a private attorney was contracted to handle state duties in magistrate court – at what I understand was considerable expense. Ms. Woodard is actually saving the county money by bringing this inhouse, but it did require staff.

    I know this because I work in the courthouse (not in the Solicitor’s office), but it isn’t hard to find out if you are really willing to look for the truth. It seems you aren’t interested in the truth, more about just making degrading implications.

  6. The Truth
    June 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    So They haven’t hired more attorneys? They haven’t increased their budget? Are you saying that the old attorney that handled magistrate duties was not a county employee, but a private one?
    You sure do know a lot about an office you do not work in. You sure you don’t have tomato sandwich on your breath?

    • Not the Solicitor General (wink)
      June 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Haha, no, I have friends down there. But I do love a good mater sandwich. Maybe I will go join them for lunch one day.

      Yes, they hired more attorneys – you missed the point of my comment. The HC commish created a new courtroom. The Solicitor is required to add attorneys to put in that courtroom. No idea about any increase in their overall budget…

      And yes, I am saying that previously the county contracted a private attorney to handle state duties in magistrate court. Those duties have since been brought into the Solicitor’s office for an overall savings to the county – even with a new attorney.

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