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September 29, 2016

Yarbrough is best choice for mayor

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  • gltn_01 posted at 8:55 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    gltn_01 Posts: 69

    Jet, another comedian speaks.

    Three past Galveston mayors are supporting Yarbrough, why? It’s simple, big money!

    For the past 10 years Galveston has hit a stone wall thanks to these mayors. Who will benefit? Why are these past mayors supporting Yarbrough?

    Mayor Thomas, please look at today’s full page ad about Yarbrough, these are facts and not just flat statements.

    1. Mayor Thomas during Hurricane Ike, a disaster.
    2. Mayor Jarowarski public housing issues a disaster. (He did past a chicken ordinance).
    3. Mayor Rosen Flip Flop on the housing issues and now waiting for the court decision. (Not running for re-election, Hummmmm)

    This is not leadership or good management. What Galveston needs is leadership not opportunists.

  • justaman posted at 11:48 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    GLTN, Having been there Mayor Thomas knows a little more about the City of Galveston than you or I, . I'm going with her and the others mayors who have been in the game, not some cheerleader who may be sleeping with one who wants to be coach.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 12:20 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    justaman, you must be one of those folks who believes whatever the guy in charge says. Never questions the boss. Never complains about obvious mistakes, just gives 'em a pass.

    Galveston has been mismanaged and misled for years. A classic case of underachievement.

    Jim Yarbrough is nothing but a really good example of the same old guy. Sure, Thomas, Jaworski and Rosen were different from each other in detail, but they were all the same at their core: pro-business, taxpayer-be-damned, old-school, entrenched Galveston aristocracy.

    We need someone more vibrant, and different from the old school, like Elizabeth Beeton.

  • gecroix posted at 12:49 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6199

    Question might well be where in that game they were?

    I always got a laugh post-emerg response out of the station house heroes who never left it, but were the loudest voices about 'what happened', and of course the vital role they played as 'part of the team'...
    Well, truth be told, they were right.
    The little screw that holds the tailight ground wire to the truck frame DOES have it's part in the performance of the vehicle....

  • justaman posted at 1:36 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    Interesting comparison. .screw that holds the tailight?
    Has nothing to do with the driver or the engine..
    Don't think I would have chosen that but EVERYONE has an opinion
    and everyone is entitled to one. ..But then there is only one reality..
    JY is the proven best choice. .These current candidates can't agree on anything
    JY built the new courthouse .. worked with the city and MADE it happen
    That is proof enough ..He gets it..Galveston will be a better place for all..

  • gecroix posted at 1:52 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6199

    How many realities are there if the subject is bankruptcies?

  • justaman posted at 6:07 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    I know that you want to bootstrap citizens bank bankruptcy to Jy but he didn't make all the loans or decisions in all locations or control the nations economy in those days..What he was responsible for as the CEO of Galveston county was one of the most successful growths in county history without a scandal and reelected 4 times.
    You want to blame him for his coworkers and employer? Is that fair or just Galveston county poiitics?

  • Jarvo posted at 6:07 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 677

    Gltn-01 I like the way you think. Beeton for mayor.

  • gecroix posted at 7:05 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6199

    I didn't blame anybody for anything.
    I asked a question.
    What I would like is all issues related to the potential leader(s) of a city to be in play, and a fair assessment of them made...fair...like you said.
    With that, since you say that the candidate was part of a team and as such is not responsible for bankruptcies when he did not make all loans and decisions, and did not control a bad national economy, then it seems only fair that you NOT give so much credit to that same candidate for the building of a justice center that he was part of a team coordinating, did not make all of the decisions and plans for, and had nothing to do with a good national economy.
    You want to give him credit for 'building' what was clearly the accumulated efforts of many hundreds of workers, employees, and taxpayers?
    Is that fair, too, or just county politics?
    I'm going with a 'no', it isn't, and a maybe.
    Personally, I like team players a lot more in politics than stand alone entities.
    The lone ranger we have right now in DC like that is hardly a role model for good governance....
    For Galveston's sake, I hope whomever wins does an exemplary job.

  • gecroix posted at 12:46 pm on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6199

    So much for 'bootstraps'...