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Proposed Ike Dike legislation actually supports other self-serving issues

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  • Island Runner posted at 7:39 am on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Island Runner Posts: 401

    It's just a little more sand for the waves to carry out to sea. What's the big deal?

  • IHOG posted at 10:06 am on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    The TC/LM storm levee is 23 ft tall. Ike almost overtoped it.
    What good would a 14 ft wall do? Keep 14 ft. of flood water from draining back to the gulf? Beachfront owners could have an evacuation route if built on the state road.

  • Partner posted at 1:45 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Partner Posts: 439

    I think you nailed the theme of the article, council member in what you just said !

    If you continue to go around our charter rules, if you continue to propose hundreds of millions of dollars passed on to tax payers, if you continue to make sure you get city staff fired and if you continue doing all of it in the context of "What's the big deal? ....its only other people's money, lives, careers, homestead, ...... you are certifiable.

    Your testimony in front of the Senate Committee so typifies the West End.

    When the senators asked how you intend to pay for this Ike Dike wall since our Federal Government does not seem to be able to get itself out of debt, you responded, I, like you Senator am a good Republican and understand what your saying. However........." Your response was perfect, Councilwomen!

    Everyone I've ever met on the beach side of the West End, like you, swears they are true and loyal life-long red Republicans until the movement it comes to subsidizing with our tax money, (seawalls, sand nourishment,, annual coastal survey's) their million dollar rental homes. Then, they instantly turn as blue as the sky and chirp trhat they want their four story homes treated, for the moment, like Section 8.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 1:27 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    I wonder which council member Partner is referring to...

  • confusedemmy posted at 8:05 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 344

    I would think the only Councilwoman on the West End... and the one who has talked to the senators about financial resources for the Ike Dike.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 11:19 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Well, that's what Partner's post implies. But, my gosh, it's hard to believe that Island Runner is on Council! Island Runner seems more like a simple troll, or possibly a shill for a council member's agenda than the actual member herself.

    Too flippant, too crude, too insulting towards other members... Disgusting to address peers the way Island Runner does. It can't really be Marie Robb; she's bound to have more class than that!

    And by the way, Marie Robb discussing the Ike Dike with ANYBODY, other than in the context of casual conversation, is possibly the most irresponsible act I've seen by someone in public office. Completely out of line.

    Well, OK, Watergate was probably more irresponsible... [wink]

  • Jake Buckner posted at 5:59 pm on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    The idea that the City of Galveston and/or Galveston County could pay for the Ike Dike doesn't pass the giggle test. It's laugh-out-loud funny!

    This shows how little the subject council person understands about engineering, construction, rights-of-way, property values, environmental concerns, tides, storm surges, state and local politics, national politics -- good grief!

    At this point, the most valid opinion on surge protection is to be firmly in favor of studying it.

  • gecroix posted at 7:14 pm on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 5830

    I dunno...the 2012 IRS scandal would likely top Watergate, IF we'd ever appoint an Attorney General to office so it could be adequately investigated.
    The politician in the seat there now just doesn't pack the gear...
    Maybe it's just me, but I don't see any distinction between good inuendo and bad.
    If there's pertinent information, then out with it.
    If not, then deal with the situation at face value...even the ugly face presented...[smile]
    Beyond any of this, almost nothing related to politics surprises me anymore.
    certainly not pretending to be what one is not, or vice versa.
    Anonymous people on these forums should keep in mind that, yes, they can get away with saying nearly anything.
    But if they are ever unmasked...well, then it's better to have not been a weasel...

  • confusedemmy posted at 9:43 am on Wed, Apr 9, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 344

    I'm actually inclined to agree with you, but "Partner" (who isn't anonymous, and neither am I, for that matter) is not the only person who thinks that Island Runner is Marie Robb. I think might be her husband, but I used to think it was a certain someone else.

    As for class, whoever it is feels anonymous and therefore feels free to be beyond the boundaries of class and common courtesy. Doesn't speak well for the candidate(s) Island Runner is supporting.