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Sen. Jason Carter's Statement on the Lakeside Vote

"This is State Senator Jason Carter.  We just voted on the Lakeside bill which frankly, it is an exercise in how much partisan politics dominates certain issues.  There was no reason for the state Senate to take up this bill.  The only reason it was taken up was because it was a personal issue on behalf of one Senator.   I think that is not how this place should operate.   I think that is NOT how this place operates when it is working well.  And I'm embarssed, frankly, that we passed it the way we did.  Because it just demonstrates that the most important thing to this community is they one Senator who happens to be a member of the Republican caucus.  That's the only reason this bill passed.  It has nothing to do with good policy.  It has nothing to do with helping the people who live there.  It is 100% a pass because we had one Senator who wanted to see it and he happened to be Republican."

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Cheryl Miller March 03, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Okay, Jim. But, I will say the same thing I always do ... everyone needs to stop spending so much time trying to evaluate every word that I say and start putting that focus on the many missing statements and loose ends from the other side of this coin ... the one that has asked you to donate and that wants to establish authority over the delivery of important services to your family and influence the market value of your home and the future growth of the environment all around you. If we can't ask questions of these groups when they don't have any official power, only self-appointed power, then what makes us think we will have any influence into their decisions if they ever get real power backed by voters? The "No New Cities" thing you mentioned was a suggestion for a new yard sign. We had several different people submit their ideas and we were asking for public input on which angle to go with. The "Restore DeKalb" one was more popular but we are not doing anything further until we know if there is actually something to support or defend against. I have not been personally a strong supporter for a city of Tucker because I was taught by my Dad (a stanch Republican in Florida) to always read the fine print before you sign anything and to not be afraid to shop around and make sure you are getting the best deal. So far, we don't have any fine print and I don't have much of a choice in terms of shopping around. But, my personal opinion is just that - a personal opinion. It isn't reflective of an entire group. We have lots of people and lots of different views ... but we all want the truth.
Longerthanu March 03, 2014 at 04:33 PM
Kierstin Annalisa, I have no issue with Cheryl asking questions. Some of them are actually pretty darn good. It's the personal trashing of Tucker citizens who are doing what they think is best for their community that is at issue. Now flag away Missy.
Jim Tackett March 03, 2014 at 06:48 PM
Keirsten, wow, I can't even decipher what you are talking about. I'm guessing...that you are theorizing I'm part of the secret underground conspiracy you've created and attributed to others? Allright, you go girl. My stance here has been clear and consistent since this summer when I joined. And here I was giving Cheryl credit where credit is due. But if you think I somehow am parroting and taking credit for your thoughts, well, thanks but no thanks. You can keep them. All I can say is Lord have mercy on this neighborhood.
Longerthanu March 03, 2014 at 07:48 PM
Jim, she posted the same kind of stuff on Nextdoor, right after she sent out a missive to followers of Cheryl's GTCO to help her slant that Channel 5 report on cell towers in Hall County. BTW Kierstin, I hope the county turns the old library site into a park. I might send mind waves to help that happen, if you're nice.

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