For decades, pro-lifers voted for Republicans on the promise that the grand ole party would overturn Roe. But that promise went unfulfilled as Republican presidents appointed a series of disappointments. But then came Donald J. Trump, who, for long last, made good on the promise.
Six brave justices chose to do what was right on Friday and overturned an unconstitutional law. These justices didn’t allow the woke mob of the Democrat party to intimidate them.
Yes, folks, it has been a good week for America. Our Supreme Court Justices did what was right; they overturned an evil law, and now the states will decide who can have an abortion inside their walls.
But one thing is sure if North Carolinians get out to vote on election day for good Republicans running in our state legislature, Roy, the baby slayer, will have no power to stop the implementation of banning abortion in NC.
The laws in NC can only be changed if the state General Assembly changes state statutes and the governor signs that legislation into law—or if a gubernatorial veto is overridden. If the GOP picks up two additional seats in the senate and three more seats in the House, they’ll gain the supermajority needed to override Cooper’s veto.
Madison County commissioners and their sycophant attorney John Noor of Roberts and Stevens, are using the upcoming fourth of July holiday to ram through three ordinances a comprehensive land-use plan and a water line from Mars Hill which they claim is fully Grant funded but in reality, it is not. Add to this a disaster of a proposed County budget up by 2 million dollars or 20 percent and we have the makings of a perfect day …just kidding folks.
Below is an email I sent to the county commissioners; after previewing this so-called budget ordinance posted by Norris Gentry online for public viewing.
My understanding via statements made at the last budget hearing is that your proposed budget for 2022-2023 was to be posted on your website on 6-15-2022.
This Budget proposal by County Manager and county commissioner Norris Gentry is not usable.
This presentation is feeble.
This budget summary is so simplistic that it is impossible to analyze the state of the county’s finances thoroughly.
This budget fails to provide any department allocations beyond title headings. Lacks comparative measurements like “budget to actuals” for past or current periods, the taxpayers of Madison County have a right to see a working budget.
I wonder if you, Einsteins, even understand the responsibility of creating, maintaining, and effectively evaluating the county budget.
My guess is this is the least you are required to provide to pass state scrutiny, and it is no surprise that this county’s leaders would strive for the lowest common denominator.
At this time, through Public record requests, I am requesting a comprehensive proposed budget for the 2022 and 2023 fiscal years.
When available, I also want to see “budget to actuals” for 2021 and 2022 for all budget line items.CH
Look, folks, maybe I am wrong. Perhaps the Madison County Commissioners aren’t committing actual malfeasance but are just so stupid that they allow a wannabe attorney and two inept Economic development lackeys to con them into thinking they know what they are doing.
Why do we have two attorney firms representing Madison County? Why do we have two Economic development coordinators in a county under 22000 people? We pay Brad Guth and blondie boy Nolan approximately 178,000 in annual salary. Boy, that is a lot of money collected when you don’t know what you are doing.
Just because Norris Gentry says in his message below that his budget is balanced doesn’t mean it is a responsible budget. Gentry couldn’t balance a school budget when he was in charge of it, much less a County governmental budget.
What about out here in the rural areas like Spring Creek? Madison County commissioners and county managers have never done anything for us except raise our taxes.
French Broad EMC is who is getting the residents of Spring Creek high-speed Internet, not you feckless commissioners.
What about safety? The commissioners have a budget clause appropriated for 8,201,844.00 million dollars for public safety.
We are paying more for these bloated fire departments, which have never been audited, just like the “Sheriff’s Sex Castle.”
How many of you call the Fire department regularly? Do you realize these entities have the most to hide when it comes to management and bookkeeping?
Harwood’s regime couldn’t even put together a case against Luther Aiken, who robbed the 209 corridors here in Hot Springs and Haywood County. He pulled Buddy and Coy out of their vehicles during a car chase. Aiken is living just over the state line in TN.
Don’t you feel safe?
Folks, the Shelton Laurel fishing area on the Laurel Bridge off 25-70 is known for rampant crime. Vehicles have been looted to such a degree that most avid fishermen don’t even bother coming into the area.
Remember, Buddy’s big donors and commissioner Bubba Snelson (who shared a wife) are in Hot Springs.
Two of the big Buddy donors run a trucking company; why would you not want law enforcement in the area if you run a large business?
If these commissioners are not trying to hide something, then break it comprehensively down by departments; we as taxpayers are not even privy to know how well you did last year compared to this year.
What about these Blood Sucking Non- Profits we have in our county? None are listed for the public to see.
She and Norris Gentry are big buddies. I want to know how much this shrew may be getting since she is not required to pay a dump fee for her and her nephew John Gosnell’s residential property in Madison County?
What arrogance and ineptness that these commissioners show us by not providing a comprehensive budget ordinance?
As much as we are paying to these salaried administrative employees and don’t forget the bookkeepers with no education, don’t we as the purse provider of these salaries deserve more?
Below is the best breakdown the public can ascertain from this poor, shoddy attempt at a proposed budget. The only way to analyze by comparing the mess from last year to this year.
- General Government -up by 20 percent
- Public safety – Buddy and the Cabal up by 6.1 percent
- Transportation -up by 12 percent
- Health and Human Services – up by 24 percent- Is this going for the needles and the Methadone clinics?
- Community services- up by 16.5 percent
- Social services up 7.9
- Culture and Recreation- Up over 12.7 percent
A quick mention of Culture and recreation I want to know where this money is going because they have purposefully left that out but is it, Chris Maney? Or are our tax dollars going again to Madison’s Marxist slime?
Maney is the director of parks and Rec and another Willa Wyatt, nephew. Maney is one of Madison’s laziest self-serving employees and doesn’t show up to work half the time.
Norris’s letter is so troublesome because he is quick to pat himself on the back for a balanced budget when the only dollars they have are tax dollars that we, as residents of Madison County, work so hard to provide.
Instead of bemoaning how complex the coming environment will be, Gentry should remember the real impact is on those who create the original revenue; to start with. It is the Democrat Party their incompetence and their policies which have brought down this Economy.
Here is a novel idea instead of just a balanced budget, how about a more reduced budget providing a tax credit back to the people of Madison County.
Let’s start with item four of the above agenda – A limited moratorium on commercial assembly-related development.
I have a question for you, Einstein Commissioners. Why have you five commissioners just now decided to do something about this obvious problem when many of us have been beating the drum for years?
Look, folks, I got in heated arguments with Forest Gilliam over this and wrote in length about how these carpet baggers who use the fact and call themselves Bonfide Farms skirt around zoning compliance.
I asked Gillum to contact Henderson County and talk to them about how they kept these developers from destroying their Zoning laws.
Of course, Gillum didn’t call; he does what Larry Leake tells him. Gillum may be able to produce a budget, but he knows nothing about Economic development -Zoning or NC law.
Let me tell you what the planners of Henderson did they shut these developers down and let them litigate in court, which the courts found in favor of Henderson County.
Remember, it was Noor who bullied the planning board into submission over the Howell Road property in Marshall back in February. Noor actually stated in this hearing that the planning board would be sued if they didn’t approve the permit for this farce.
The only other attorney for the homeowners in the zoned Agriculture residential area was Jamie Stokes of Leake and Stokes. Are you catching on?
These developments are COMMERCIAL and should be taxed and only allowed in Commercial districts, not residential and agricultural.
I realize you Planning Board members think that just because a guy is an attorney, he knows what he is doing, but Noor is a snake and was hired by the Madison County Commissioners to bully the public and these boards. Remember, 87 percent of Politicians are attorneys.
By guiding this county into a moratorium that is more apt to receive litigation, Noor and his firm are only padding their pockets. Noor wants to go up the ladder at this firm and the only way you do that is to bring in the bucks for the big daddies.
There are only a few Atticus Fitch’s left in our world and John Noor is not one of them.
During the planning Board hearing on accepting the Land Use plan, again John Noor used the bully tactic and told the planning board that the state could come in and relieve them of their Zoning duties if they did not approve the Land Use Plan.
Case in Point- The state does not have the money to bring in employees to take over a county’s zoning board. The precedence this would set is not something they want to test. The state only interferes when it is about revenue, and that is because of their self monetary interests.
Good to see the Planning Board has caught onto Noor because they voted down this incompetent, poorly written Land Use plan.
Let’s see if, on Tuesday night, commissioners meeting these lazy loggerheads vote for this mess. When you hire idiots that have no idea what they are doing, you end up in situations like this.
Now the water-sewer infrastructure expansion presented by Ross Young to help Marshall with its pathetic water situation.
This con is being rammed through by Forest Gillium, who works as the town of Marshall’s administrator.
Gillium doesn’t just work for them; he works for other interests. Gillium has been coaching Matt Wechtel for years through the County budgets. I told you Gillium understands this, but Wechtel is dumb as a box of rocks.
Do you honestly think Matt Wechtel understands a budget? The only thing he understands is Fried Chicken.
I suspect this is why Wechtel has stated he was for this massive waterline expansion. He has to pay back Forrest for all of his coaching through the commissioner meetings.
Do you think it is fair that Madison County citizens who have paid for their own wells and maintenance should have to pay for the Town of Marshall’s mismanagement over the years?
Let’s talk about the donkey in the room, Forest Gillium’s big push for low-income housing in Madison county.
Your radar should be at a total level when you hear anyone pushing low-income housing. Where do they put low-income housing?
Usually where there is water and sewer. This is a Democrat Party mindset put these noxious entities right next to well-kept nice homes and areas.
Do you want this junk next to you? It will lower your property values and draw this element into the county.
Don’t we have enough freeloaders in our county already? Do we need all the Low-Income housing (Homeless) in our county?
Why do we need low-income housing in Madison County?
In final, this county is in free fall because of poor leadership. How many grant-funded jobs do we have in this county ,which have run out of revenue to support them?
These Democrats are destroying this county and paying off the rats while they do it. See below how much Walnut service Center has received over the years.
Wait until you see how the Covid Care Money was divided between Madison County swells.
Who allocated all those mortgages and credit card payouts to be paid?