Imker, you're killing me!

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Albeit a late review by me, Imker’s blog “I’m just going to do what’s RIGHT for our city.” caught my attention. Doing most of my city council and mayor candidate study on-line, I had to laugh seeing Imker refer to council candidate Dyer as a “Logsdon clone”. Haddix-clone Imker obviously has not spent much time reviewing candidate Dyer’s website ( ). Dyer’s views and campaign platform are plainly his and stated with respect for any person holding or campaigning to hold city office.

Outside of internet research, I also learned Imker’s braggart personality makes me wonder how he could possibly maintain a good working relationship with other Council members running our city. According to some who have worked with him, this Boy Scout is excessively proud of himself and about as affable as a badger caught in a steel trap.

Further Citizen On-line makes me wonder if Imker is the type person to accept responsibility – his quote: “I don’t want to take the blame for the $250 or more per family tax hike in 2011 when it was the current administration’s doing.” Not sure if I want to vote for someone quick to ‘point a finger’.

I will give Imker credit for his campaign slogan “Return to the Vision”. It reflects his gifted visionary skills. e.g. he “saw a bigger box coming.” Duh…!

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Submitted by DarkMadam on Fri, 09/18/2009 - 10:08am.

(with the exception of GAltant... )Haddix doesn't play well with others. How do you expect a man that has nothing good to say about anyone but himself to be a learder? A good leader leads by example and inspires others to greatness. My vote is for Scott Rowland! He has a good head on his shoulders and everyone that I have spoken to that has known him has spoken very highly of him, his ethics, and his leadership abilities. He has the whole package! VOTE ROWLAND FOR MAYOR OF PEACHTREE CITY IN NOVEMBER!

Submitted by GAltant on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 6:22am.

As you look through the websites of people running for PTC office, its very scary.
There are those pointing to the past, not the future, carrying on about decisions that have already been made and pointing fingers at past and current office holders.

Some have a vision that will throw us back to the 1950s as well. And, if these individuals get elected, they will alienate the others who are elected who do not agree with them instead of seeking consenus and building a team that moves forward for the betterment of PTC.

We have one person running for office, who, has done nothing but finger point and tear apart the fabric of city government. His record speaks loud and clear and hopefully the people of PTC will see that they will hurt the city of they vote for him or some of the other scary folks running for office.

We all need to vote smart in this election and pick the right candidates who have a clear vision towards the future, not the past and elect people who will work together for us, the citizens of PTC!

Submitted by Doug on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 10:48am.

What kind of team consensus do you want? Do you want Haddix and Imker to agree with Mayor Logsdon on putting a big box store on every piece of vacant land? KEEP FIGHTING DON HADDIX!

Submitted by MYTMITE on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 7:40am.

from the 'old'guard'. What was and is scary is the three on council we have now. What they have let happen to our community is beyond scary and what they may be able to do before a new council is seated is even scarier. As for the vision that will throw us back to the '50's--well right now that doesn't look too bad. As my memory seves me those were pretty good days in PTC. As for pointing fingers, that is very much needed to remind the people with short memories as to who has done what to destroy our community. I certainly don't want a repeat.

As far as having a candidate who will work for the citizens of PTC, we have that now in Don Haddix. He has stood up for the community time after time. The only fabric I see him tearing is that surrounding the 'unholy three' who have voted against the citizens and for developers. Your thinly veiled references to him fool no one and as for his record speaking loud and clear--yes, it does. He votes for the people. Why don't you have the guts to come out and say what you mean instead of hiding behind words and better yet why don't you just come out and say who you really represent. Along with Mike King and others on this blog--I will definitely back Mr. Haddix against any other candidate for mayor because he has spoken out and pointed out things we should be aware are happening and I believe he will be the best for the Peachtree City we would love to have and not this "developer loving" mentality we now have. May the Lord save us from more of the same.

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Submitted by mudcat on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 6:55am.

I'm voting for the 3 ladies for council and Scott for mayor. I was going to go with 4 female votes, but Scott's perception of weak mayor/strong city manager is correct. And any incumbent or someone with too much time on their hands is suspect to me.

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 9:17am.

What about men and women? Why do we even have to mention which sex?

I prefer Boys and Gentlemen, myself. Do we have any boys under 18 or any gentlemen who will run? There are no gentlemen I know, at all.

I know YOUR "girls" are over 16! (I think girls become women at 15-16. Maybe even 12 for some. At least in Alabama and the middle east.

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Submitted by Mike King on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 7:15am.

On council I have no problem with the three ladies, in fact I would view it as a breath of fresh air. This town is in dire need of "adult" leadership with the courage to say no to developers and special interests. For that reason, I cast my support for Don Haddix.

Mr Rowland brings pretty much the same credentials to the table as our current mayor, and, as such, will potentially easily be swayed to the side of development and short term planning eerily similar to the "good old boy" network of Logsdon and Lennox. My opinion.

Agreed that we must focus on the future, however when doing so, should one fail to learn the lessons of the past they are doomed to repeating them. Don has done his homework, and certainly is the best qualified to take the reins of mayor next year.

Just my two cents worth.

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 9:39am.

But doesn't Haddix punt on many serious things by throwing the vote to the "people" instead of deciding?
I simply don't know how one interprets what "the people" could want by attending a meeting! Maybe "the people" are just the influential and loud ones. I don't know.

He is wrong on the Splost. Can not help but hurt, as one more small component, in our recession which will last a number of years at 10% or more unemployment and huge debts. Those of us on pension and with assets, in safety, must occasionally think of the great unwashed masses. (who said that Mike)?

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Submitted by Mike King on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 10:16am.

Maintaining dialog with you is akin to conversing with a lamp post and expecting a cogent retort. Remember, the yellow pill before the green pill then you can watch the FOX babes.

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 12:29pm.

What didn't you understand? Tell me and I'll back off the terribly complicated words some.

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Submitted by Git Real on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 10:23am.

Make sure he ONLY watches the FOX babes. Make sure he doesn't stumble up that deer caught in the fence.

Obama.... The Bernie Madoff Of Washington

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 12:34pm.

I won't stumbleup the deer. Did that woman call youall gentlemen?

I haven't seen FOX recently. Do they have another stable? Maybe some Aussie ones? Maybe one of Limbaugh's wives?

He has all of the pills, not me. He and Michael are what made the scarcity and expense.

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Submitted by Mike King on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 10:31am.

Git, for he would likely require one of those "blue" pills. Poor, poor deer!

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 11:30am.

They would have needed the "jaws of life" for two scenarios. One to get the fence off the deer and the other to get.....well, you know.

Wonder if the "jaws of life" can last up to four hours?

Submitted by MYTMITE on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 12:38pm.

heading in it's direction it would have gotten a burst of strength to rival Hercules and would have made it's escape. Especially since Bonkie would have been muttering about the Red Door, short skirts, medicare, short skirts, taxes, short skirts, World Wars I,II and three and also short skirts as he neared. Enough to scare anyone or anything away.

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Submitted by eodnnaenaj1 on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 11:53am.

Let's not forget where we are, in public, and mixed company, behave yourselves!

(giggle giggle, it is funny)

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 7:24am.

and I will probably be voting for him, barring some drama between now and November. I doubt he's going to get in without a runoff and it looks like that will be between him and Rowland. That does immediately set up a contrast between full-time mayor and part-time mayor. That will be interesting. Could go either way especially with a light turnout for a runoff - although a couple of council seats could be in runoff as well.

And I agree, Mike - 3 new councilpeople are definitely needed and if they are all or mostly women - fine with me.

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Submitted by Git Real on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 7:29am.

Sheesh!!!! Sounds like David's Mom stirring up crap. Vote the best candidates.

Obama.... The Bernie Madoff Of Washington

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Submitted by mudcat on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 6:41pm.

We have 10 or 12 people running for 4 seats and you expect us to determine who is the best candidate? For each seat? Are you nuts? How do we do that? In 2 months?

Read the paper or the blogs? Sure, from 14 people we know Haddix thinks he's the Professor, Cyndi thinks it is her time and Scott has a full-time job.

Go to the public forums? Ok, there are 2 and each gets about 100 people - from a city with 36,000! That's not enough.

So where else do we learn who is the best candidate? From yard signs?

No, let's just go with 2 indisputable facts:
1. Girls mature faster than boys.
2. Men have screwed up the city (and county, state and country) so it is reasonable to give us women a shot at it.

Can you disagree with any of this? If so, why?

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 8:17pm.

Flipping a coin gives you a decision! It leaves the girls, the boys, the women and the men out of it! What do you think of Hillary, the girl?

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Submitted by mudcat on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 4:53am.

She is one of these old souls who went directly from puberty to full-grown woman status.

Nevertheless, what I think is that she would be a better President that than the one we got. I didn't think that during the campaign and I was acyually relieved she got beaten by the young upstart and then buried in the State Dept. However, I was wrong. Hillary has some socialist tendencies - mainly on the feel-good human interest issues. And for sure she has a health care plan (much of the congressional plans are cut and pasted from hers in 1993). But she is not completely crazy. She would have moved to the center after being elected - just like hubby did. Unlike Barry who moved father left - wouldn't have thought it possible, but it happened,

In short Hillary would have been a better President - although hardly anyone (myself included) thought so during the campaign.

The teachable moment in all that aplies to the upcoming PTC election. Go with the women.

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