Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bird's airport contracts.

Here is the page in contention with regards to CURRENT ownership of Burd's hangars - the actual metal buildings, not the ground they sit upon that clearly belongs to the Airport Commission.

To enlarge, click once on the thumbnail of the page then click on "view original." Let it come back up, then click on it a second time. The thumbnails appear in the same order as they do on this page

Let me call your attention to paragraph 8. Read it. Now, ol' slick Burd maintains that the words "that upon the fulfilment of this agreement" means when the last construction wrench is turned on the hangar, ownership passes to the Airport Commission. How convenient and self-serving an interpretation.

Now read paragraph 9. The first sentence says that "The term of this lease shall be for a period of 25 years...."

I maintain that the words "upon fulfillment of this agreement" refer to 25 years AFTER the date it was signed. In that case the Airport Commission would not take ownership until 25 years later.

If that is true then the Airport Commission does not currently own the actual hangars.

If they don't own it then who do you think does - the Hangar Faerie or Greg Bird?

Now, the weasel Burd will try to say that  if they had meant the lease - i.e., the 25 year lease, in paras 8, they would have said "lease" rather than agreement. Nice try but no cigar! Take a look at the first page, above. In the top center of the page, the title of the legal document is "Lease Agreement." Ergo, it is obvious to me tha the words "lease" and "agreement" may be, and are, used interchangeably in this document to refer to the entire lease agreement - all 25 years of it.

So, why would the lying weasel Burd prefer to bullshit the voters into believing that he does not own the hangars when in fact he does - apparently with the full complicity of his buddies and customers on the
Airport Commission. I'm coming to that just as soon as I scan another page for you.
Read paragraph 17, above, bearing in mind that the "Lessee" is Burd!

Now, think about that for a minute. Why would Burd want to maintain his bogus interpretation that says he does not CURRENTLY own the hangars and that they are in fact part of the REAL property attached to the non-taxable land of the airport RATHER THAN PERSONAL PROPERTY subject to taxes that - SO FAR - Burd has evaded paying?

It looks to me like some legal work for both Brent Green and Roger Moore and possibly a decision by Amanda Williams. Let's see if ol' slick Burd can schmooze JAWs over to his way of thinking!

Chuck Trader has, of course, paid all of his "bed taxes."

Ho hum. Just debunking another desperate lie from the Burd camp on Topix. Click here to see the original lie: http://www.topix.com/forum/city/st-marys-ga

As you can see, they've all been paid. I'm sure that between being a teacher and a city councilman, Chuck simply found it more convenient to pay the taxes and the fines at a convenient time of his choosing.

Note that the taxes were paid way long ago, not three hours after the subject came up,as is the case with Burd's late financial disclosure form.

You will need to click once on each page, wait for it to come back up, then click on it once again to enlarge. As you were. The way I posted them this time, it works differently. When you click on the first one, all ten will come up as thmbnails. To see a page it larger, click on "view original once then click on the page that comes up. To see the next one, click on exit. All ten come back up. Move to the next page thumbnail, clcik on it, and repeat the process.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Funnies; Volume 190.


Oh, this is rich.

Most of y'all will remember Maryanne Seamans, the campaign manager for Bill Smith when I helped defeat the sorry bastard. Maryanne, as you will recall was famous for such things as going to Tommy Gregory meet-and-greets and campaign fundraisers and writing down license plate numbers so that Darlene could find out who they belonged to and prepare a list of their names. so that Big Thug Willie could punish them appropriately. And of course, Big Thug Willie used drug funds to pay her kid's tuition to VSU.

Anyway, as I entered the dining room at Aunt B's at about 3:00 today, I saw her getting up from a round table where she was seated with a bunch of fellow holier-than-thous from her church. As soon as she saw me, she sat back down as did all of her fellow church ladies. I of course immediately turned away because the name Medusa was flashing in my frontal lobes.

I went and got my salad. As I was eating it, she approached my table and with a nauseatingly saccharine and insincere tone, said "Is your name Jay?" This was of course not our first meeting, but it suited her purposes to pretend that it was.

When I answered "Yes", she said "Oh, well, you know, you've been notorious all over Camden County for years but I've never actually met you. I'm Maryanne Seamans."

"Yes, I know who you are."

"You do??" (with exaggerated incredulity. The crazy broad first introduced herself probably a good fifteen years ago at the end of a county commission meeting where she had spoken out against an alcohol license earlier in the evening in her Molly Hatchet persona. Not having yet learned of my feelings about busy- bodies like her, she was obviously shocked when I did not fawn all over her for doing the Lord's work.)

She then proceeded to remind me how I used to be a customer at her brother's gym and that I knew her mother and that she had not one, but two able bodied brothers.

Then, "So, how are you doing?" Translation, "How do you like it in that wheelchair that my God put you in as a personal favor to me, you fat-assed infidel! Oh, how I look forward to your burning Hell!

Well, after finally giving up on her original mission - to try to goad me into some outburst which she could use for the Unholy Alliance - the butt-ugly, phony hag toddled on back to her table where she no doubt told her fellow church ladies that she had done her best to bring me to Christ, but failed.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chuck Trader Press Release

Campaign to Elect Chuck Trader

804 Sliverleaf Walk, Saint Marys, GA 31558

Cell: 904-238-0012

For Immediate Release

October 18, 2011


St. Marys City Councilman Chuck Trader today called on Councilman Greg Bird to pay promptly the state fine levied against Bird for failure to timely file financial disclosure reports, as required by state law. You can find the late filer details of Mr. Bird at the following Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission sites:



"Greg Bird has constantly portrayed himself as a champion of open government and full disclosure. Yet he delayed filing his own financial disclosure reports until that failure was publicly exposed by local bloggers," said Trader. "In addition, he did not report the four airport hangars he has owned for eight years on the St. Marys Airport. He may never have reported them on past required financial disclosures. And while he may claim these hangars are not real property, which the law requires him to report, a full disclosure of what he owns as his primary source of income is not too much for the public to demand. I ask that he file an amendment to his report adding his business hangars, together with their value, so the voters will be fully advised as to his interest."

Mr. Bird has regularly voted on airport issues, in a direct conflict of interest, considering his personal business on the airport. "The grand jury appearance by others he supported, attacking the plan for a new, modern airport, and other claims rejected by the grand jury, had the effect of protecting Mr. Bird's sweetheart deal on his airport leases that he pays a total of $480.00 per year for all four property tracts. These leases would have been automatically terminated if the new airport had been built and the old one closed," said Mr. Trader.

In addition, Mr. Bird had a golf cart business during his first 3 years on city council. During this time, he initiated several initiatives to expand golf cart usage in the city. Trader said “Although I don’t disagree with increased golf cart usage in the city, the fact remains that Mr. Bird voted on matters that promoted his business interests, and this has many citizens concerned with a conflict of interest or at least the appearance of a conflict of interest at a minimum”.

Trader believes that listening to the concerns of the people and not promoting or voting on these issues would have been appropriate in both cases. Trader said, “With my conservative and professional approach there is no question I would not have voted on issues that have direct business connections to the matters. It’s just not reflective of good judgement”.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Funnies; Volume 189.

High ambitions.


What an inspirational little story. There is hope.....

As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.

Harold Schlumberg is such a person:


I've often been asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?'

Well...I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and vodka into urine.

I do it every day and I really enjoy it.

Harold is an inspiration to us all.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Funnies, Volume 188.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Funnies; Volume 187


So why did the English wear red coats in battle???

A long time ago, Britain and France were at war. During one battle, the French captured an English colonel. They took him to their headquarters, and the French general began to question him. Finally, as an afterthought, the French general asked, "Why do you English officers all wear red coats? Don't you know the red material makes you easier targets for us to shoot at?"

In his bland English way, the officer informed the general that the reason English officers wear red coats is so that if they are shot, the blood won't show, and the men they are leading won't panic.

And that is why, from that day to this, all French Army officers wear brown trousers.