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  • These people aren't liberals, they're republicans who fit the very definition of the "liberals" they revile.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:26 a.m.
  • Hey fat one,
    This country is broke and at war, two reasons to be pissed at a bunch of greedy republicans in a red county who want more of my tax money.

    April 16, 2011 at 5:52 p.m.
  • "They come in, rebuild, refurbish and spend millions of dollars on the local economy. (Jets need maintenance, pilots need food etc.)"

    The navy's announced goal for this air strip is for practice touch and go landings. For those of you not familiar, a touch and go landing means the pilot literally touches wheels down and then hits the afterburners and rockets off again. The jet never lands, the pilot never gets out and drives into town for a sandwich. The pilot will perform this maneuver several times and then fly back home to the NAS in Corpus Christi or wherever else he flew from and spend his money there.

    The staffing for this base will consist of a handful of support personnel and no more. No large maintenance staff and no barracks full of airmen to stimulate Goliad's economy.

    "The Base closes and gets sold back to Goliad for $1 (again)."

    See that's just the problem. The base already closed several years ago. It was shut down by the Govt. as redundant when adequate facilities were shown to already exist nearby elsewhere. There are other existing airbases that this training can be conducted but they are all in more populated area that would undoubtedly object to the screaming noise that constant touch and go landings generate. Hence little, sparsely populated Goliad gets the nod.

    Bottom line is if you don't live in or own property near this proposed site you really have no right to criticize. This is a local issue for the citizens of Goliad to work out. Yall think this is such a wonderful patriotic thing then contact the Navy and offer Foster Field (Victoria Regional Airport). Justify it's pathetic existence that way.

    April 16, 2011 at 4:21 p.m.
  • You have a group of greedy liberals in Goliad. The greedy liberals work with the greedy "old" timers hence they refusal of 2 mil when they only bourght it for 1. Way to go Goliad you really support our Armed Forces. You should be proud. Maybe you should post billboards on 59 and brag about the fact that yall do nnot support the military and abuse tax dollars. way to go. yall are disgusting.

    April 16, 2011 at 2:49 p.m.
  • "Show me the money!"

    April 16, 2011 at 12:34 p.m.
  • Okay Goliad, lets play this out...

    Navy buys Airport for 2.36 Mill. (or Whatever, you paid $1.00 for it)
    They come in, rebuild, refurbish and spend millions of dollars on the local economy. (Jets need maintenance, pilots need food etc.)
    The war goes away (cause they said it would)
    The Base closes and gets sold back to Goliad for $1 (again).
    All for a little "Sound of Freedom" as we call it in the military.

    Goliad, being a very smart community, sets up a very small local tax, sets that money aside for future airport development and once the airfield is sold back to Goliad, they take it over and create a fantastic general aviation airpark and link it to the city's rich historical heritage. A yearly air show, a historical fly in etc. BAM! Goliad is Golden! (No, I'm not in the Navy) It would be even better if you could talk them into paying you to refurbish it, and getting started with the aipark early, so even Army Aircraft could fly in.

    I'm sure CPT James W. Fannin won't mind. In fact, I think he'd be proud.

    Make it happ'm Capp'm.

    "Goliad 06, Out"

    April 16, 2011 at 12:29 p.m.
  • Its all a smoke screen. The Navy doesn't want this airport. Someone in Corpus Christi does. Smoke...

    April 16, 2011 at 9:52 a.m.
  • I think the county had plenty of time to do something with airport if they had really wanted to. I think it wasted enought of navy and our TAX DOLLAR MONEY. Get over it and move on. Support our NAVY and other army forces what if the war were there instead of where it is you want them then. Get over it and move on. County could use that 2.36 million and lower our taxes since things are getting like they are now and gas almost $4.00 gallon. Come on now.

    April 16, 2011 at 8:35 a.m.
  • I always thought buy low sell high was a good thing.
    In 10 - 11 years there has been no development.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:58 a.m.
  • I used to live 1 mile from the end of the runway in Beeville near Chase Field when the navy was still there. I got used to the jets flying overhead. They would come so close to the house you would think you could throw a rock and hit them. But we indured.
    We knew there would be some noise from the air-base and did not complain. Now that we are in a state of war in the middle east it just seams that Goliad would shut their mouths a let the Navy have the airport back for the price is was sold for. I say Goliad shut your mouths and support our armed services. To me this is just an out right slap in the face to the military by Goliad. If your not on our (the United States) side then you are on the their side. Which side are you on Goliad? Theirs or ours?

    April 16, 2011 at 7:06 a.m.
  • Why does this strike me as so completely wrong?
    1. Goliad got the airport, tried to sell it, failed, and now wants it?
    2. Goliad's extortionist lawyers only get paid if they improve on the Navy's price?
    3. This is a fundamentally selfish act by a privileged and wealthy few against our pilots who are at war?
    4. The legal point of the suit is so completely deficient? (The Dalton case does not disallow subsequent executive acts based on military necessity during wartime.)

    Pick any one of these and Goliad comes out as a bunch of selfish, arrogant, bratty, whiners who are waving a finger to anyone who wore a uniform. Come and take it, indeed.

    April 16, 2011 at 1:35 a.m.
  • Better watch it folks, Palm Sunday is right around the corner.

    April 15, 2011 at 6:24 p.m.