• DaleZuck said: "Will reads you BSspotter"

    And I'm sure I fall into one or both of the derogatory categories he's created for citizens with dissenting opinions — "Prophets of Doom" and "Idiots of Destruction". (Go to the 3:30 mark of track 16: I wouldn't mind being immortalized by one of his brands because I want history to show I opposed his artificial growth schemes that relied on hidden economic trade-offs and mounting debt. When he shows me the 500 primary jobs ($40k+) and presents me with a balance sheet showing he's accounted for every measurable economic parameter & public expenditure and it demonstrates a worthwhile county-wide net gain, I might change my tune. I'd also like to see a comprehensive list of businesses that have moved their operations outside Victoria County strictly due to unfavorable baseline business conditions. Until then, we're talking about nothing more than highest-bidder corporate welfare, scaled-down central planning, and middle-class wealth slurping.

    May 28, 2012 at 9:50 p.m.

  • The election code says there is no definition for the word, "promptly". Come now Will, everyone knows what promptly means...

    prompt   [prompt] Show IPA adjective, prompt·er, prompt·est, verb, noun
    1. done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay: a prompt reply.
    2. read in action; quick to act as occasion demands.
    3. quick or alert: prompt to take offense.
    4. punctual.

    Perhaps Mr Armstrong was discharging his duties as in "quick to take offense". (Ex. I will pre-empt this challenger to my political plans, by acting promptly to fix the ballot interpretations.) Fortunately, those plans had unforeseen consequences... thank goodness George Matthews is a man of unquestionable integrity.

    On a side note Will Armstrong is passionate about growing Victoria. During a break in the recount, he and I did have a cordial discussion. Will, unlike any other person I know, is taking Victoria's growth as a personal mission. For years, we have all talked about Victoria's lack of growth. Our town was stymied. Nothing new ever happened here. That is different under Will.

    Unfortunately, our definition of "who pays" for this growth is totally different. Will believes the public coffers are to pay for a clearly "private sector" activity. Naturally, the private sector will profit from the taxpayers being frisked of their resources. Let us be reminded, everyone is being frisked of their sales tax money... rich and poor. But, this activity impacts the poor much more deeply.

    Frisking the poor (and the public at large) is what I disagree with the Tuesday morning "Partnership" goals. I do not disagree with private sector making more money than they can ever spend. Greed, that is what capitalism is all about. It is just the welfare mentality our "Partnership" strives for is what makes Will and I political polar opposites.

    BTW, Will reads you BSSpotter... and I do enjoy visiting with Will. Perhaps one day Will will understand that corporate welfare programs do not create healthy business climates.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:51 a.m.

  • Complete agreement. I just hope and pray that strong contender will oppose him. Multiple times this mayor has refused to refuse himself due to conflict of interest (including criminal accusations to name one) and has arguably been the worst mayor in a long time for this city.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:19 p.m.