Posts made in April, 2017

Waiting on your call.

Waiting on your call.

April 27, 2017 Elliot, This week, via email, I discussed your name with Joe Bullard after your failure to call me this week, as earlier promised. Not knowing you, I took your original reply, back in February, at face value. I don’t know if my latest essay about Mayor Stimpson led to you changing your mind about a possible meeting or if you never really intended to meet with me. As CEO and Chairman of Gulf Distributing, I assume you keep your word and that’s the source of your success. How you run Gulf is your business, but how you run the Mobile Airport Authority as the new Chairman is the public’s. My interest in moving the airport back to Brookley is well-documented and finally led to Mr. Herb Messier resignation, as previous Chairman, and...

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Mayor Stimpson: He’s done his best.

Mayor Stimpson: He’s done his best.

April 3, 2017 Mayor Stimpson: He’s done his best. By Ted Burnett If there was ever a candidate who proved that his influence, popularity, and wealth had limits in his hometown of Mobile, AL, it’s Mayor Stimpson. In his first year in office, he was unable to get approval from the Mobile City Council or specifically (Councilman Fred Richardson) for his replacement fire chief, Captain Randy Smith. After losing round one to Fred Richardson (and his gang), Sandy simply quit and never bothered to nominate anyone else. That speaks of a rich guy with weak character. Members of Mobile Fire and Rescue weren’t happy. Nor were they happy with Sandy’s decision to create a new position of public safety director who came with his own color-blind agenda. As I’ve written...

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