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July 24, 2016

Beeton’s approach right for Galveston

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  • Jake Buckner posted at 11:30 am on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    This is my take on Mrs Beeton too. She will have my vote.

    The mayoral race is being billed as one in which, for a change, there are 3 good candidates. I just don't see it. Mrs Beeton is the good candidate; the others are just OK.

    But Galveston often settles for OK...

  • Jarvo posted at 8:38 pm on Wed, Apr 2, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 593

    Been hanging around this Island for fifty years , Beeton is the best to throw her hat in the ring , in fifty years........In my opinion.

  • Island Runner posted at 1:08 pm on Thu, Apr 3, 2014.

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    Beeton has proved over and over again she is bad for Galveston and would be the worst Mayor Galveston has ever seen. No to Beeton she would destroy Galveston.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 7:59 pm on Thu, Apr 3, 2014.

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    Please list 5 times she proved she is bad for Galveston, and discuss, if you will, why such an egregiously bad council member's constituency elected her to 3 straight terms.

    Further, give a few examples of how she would destroy Galveston.

    Betcha you can't. At least none that make any sense.


  • confusedemmy posted at 8:05 am on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 344

    No, Island Runner can't - and won't when confronted.

  • RonShelby posted at 9:20 am on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

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    Its always been good to have a dissenting/questioning voice on the council to provide different perspectives. But letting that voice run council as mayor would be bad. Unfortunately, she's proved that she isn't skilled enough to unify council,.... in fact, she's tended to alienate, leading to major voting blocks. Galveston can't afford that to occur again. There's too much that needs to be done.

  • gecroix posted at 10:00 am on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

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    What's the point of providing a different perspective if it will just be ignored in favor of too much that needs to be done. Kind of depends on who's deciding the need. Does Galveston need 'we can't wait', when bulling ahead does more harm?
    There might be a good reason for not doing what someone else thinks needs to be done, or at least considering the ramifications. It's not always a bad thing for a vote to be blocked.
    In fact, one would think voters would have learned the lessons of this by watching it play out daily for the last 5 years at the national level.
    One can only imagine the mess we'd be in by now had no pushback been made, as we've seen a bad situation get 'progressively' worse. A lot worse.
    Has anything like that ever happened in Galveston?

  • RonShelby posted at 12:02 pm on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

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    A dissenting voice is not ignored. It provides better context in which to make a decision. A little is a good thing, but too much is a problem.

  • gecroix posted at 2:27 pm on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

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    One man's problem is another's solution.
    King George III considered his noisy colonial subjects to be a big problem, so kept figuring out ways to tax them into subserviance while putting the badmouth and a heavy hand on all who pushed back against his rule.
    History repeating itself even unto this day.... [wink]
    Motive is the key.
    Is the recalcitrance strictly for personal reasons, or is it in defiance of 'the way thinsg have always been', just because they can be.
    A reall manager will make the effort to find out, and not just keep driving on the Myway Highway.
    Thing about experince, is it's a lot like change.
    There's good.
    There's bad.
    I do agree that raising heck just because one can, and for no reason apparent or even one voiced, is counter-productive for everybody.

  • Jarvo posted at 6:31 pm on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 593

    Island Runner is a synonym for runner of the island. It's over friend. Your back slapping back room cigar smoking tactics has run its course waste your thousands of dollars . We may even name a street after you. But EB will be mayor ,because she is the "People's Candidate".

  • Jake Buckner posted at 10:22 pm on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

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    Jarvo, I wish I knew who runs the Island. I can't tell that anyone does. Haven't been able to for years. It seems to run itself.



  • Justjay posted at 5:47 am on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Justjay Posts: 144

    Its like every other place, if you want to know who runs the island, just try to follow the money. It's the golden rule, he who has the gold.......