That Talking Grapevine

Well, Plaquemines Parish – it is the Friday after, and at a dismal 27%, Mr. Cormier has a lot of ground to try and make up.  Logic dictates that his campaign will get nastier and the lies will increase exponentially over his standard “lie” rate.  The first one I am hearing making its way through the grapevine is that his opponent will privatize many departments and parish employees will lose their jobs.  Pretty pathetic to prey upon the fears of our loyal employees.  The privatization rumors surface regularly in campaigns, usually initiated by the one running behind, and since I can remember, these rumors always turn out to be false.   Just like these are.

You the voters of Plaquemines Parish are so much smarter than this.  In the coming weeks, lil Amos will do or say anything to be re-elected.  So if you hear a rumor that Kirk Lepine is for higher taxes, reduced services, is in the pockets of Big Oil, is a puppet, hates dogs, kills cats, steals candy from babies, consider the source and the circumstances…  

We look forward to a Parish Presidency with Anybody but Amos.

People have spoken

Well, the People of Plaquemines Parish have spoken and 73% of them voted for Anybody But Amos.

People we need to remember this race is not over and we will need to Pay attention to what is going on and continue to march forward to Elect Anybody But Amos on December 8th.

We would like to Thank Mr. Burghart for Focusing on Plaquemines Parish and running a clean campaign.  We have no doubt that Mr. Turner would have been a strong leader for the People of Plaquemines Parish.

At this time we need to stay Positive and Focus on the Parish and we look forward to working with Mr. Turner in the future.  Mr. Lepine and Mr. Turner have shared the same ideas and beliefs in regards to unifying and moving  Plaquemines Parish Forward.  They both want what is best for the People of Plaquemines and the future leaders of Our Parish, Our Children.

Let’s close this post with Burghart’s Motto and let’s all remember it going forward

Do NO harm

Do ALL that YOU can

and let’s find a way to make the Government work for the People!

God Bless

 

Let You’re voices be heard

The Future of Plaquemines Parish Depends on What YOU do today!

Today is Election Day in Plaquemines Parish. When you go to the polls today, remember that the Cormier platform is to run the oil companies out of the Parish and to destroy our Port. What a great economic plan – destroy one major economic engine currently in our community and destroy any hope for the development of a future economic engine that will greatly benefit our community and pick up the slack for the downturn in our oil-driven economy.   Amos claims that one of his opponents is bought and paid for by big oil because of 11 thousand dollars in campaign contributions. Really?  I will give you a teaser – go check out Mr. Cormier’s campaign finance
report and see how much he has received in contributions from lawyers.

Please vote for Anybody but Amos. The future of Plaquemines depends on it.

Someone is upset……

Amos III is upset about political hit pieces, but he sure doesn’t care about using his fathers campaign funds to put out a hit piece on his opponent and discredit an entire profession. Being a hairstylist or barber is a noble profession and involves time and commitment to their clients, it should be disgraceful to mock a mans chosen field. Resilient Louisiana PAC paid for this piece, the same PAC that received over $44K from Amos’ fathers campaign.

Tomorrow is Election Day. The Polls will be open from 6am til 8 pm.

Please get out and vote  Anybody But Amos.

Calgon Take Me Away Part Deaux

 

So you have seen the good, the bad and the ugly during this election.  Today I would like to focus on some good.  Moving our Parish Forward.

Please click on the  link below to  watch the Fox 8 news report on new business coming to Plaquemines

http://www.fox8live.com/video/2018/10/30/plaquemines-port-plans

Good Things are coming to Our Parish!   Let’s elect a Parish President who will embrace business opportunities, and not make fun of them.  Let’s elect a Parish President who cares about our future and the future for our kids. Let’s show lil Amos that we are tired of his excuses and inability to get the job done.  Let’s get someone in there that will move this Parish Forward.

Please remember to get out and vote on November 6th  #AnybodyButAmos

Good Luck to Kirk Lepine and Burghart Turner on the upcoming election

Calgon Take Me Away !!!!

LIL AMOS THINKS A BILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY IS A JOKE.

Folks – I thought for sure Lil Amos had hit the pinnacle of embarrassing our Parish with his recent rant at the October 11, 2018 council meeting.  I was wrong.  You have to watch for yourself –http://plaqueminesparish.com/10-25-2018-port-meeting/ – the Port Meeting of October 25, 2018 – starting about 55 minutes in.   A video is worth a million words.  As a backdrop, the council as the sole governing authority of the Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District voted to enter a cooperative endeavor agreement with Plaquemines Liquids Terminal, L.L.C. (Tall Grass Energy, L.L.C. being a major partner) that will result in a $1.2 billion dollar  ( Yes Billion with a B ) storage terminal being built on property that will be owned by the Port.   Revenue, jobs, economic development – what’s not to love?  It is a win – win – win for everyone.  Bond counsel from Foley Udell – the premier bond firm in the state – was present at the meeting.  Representatives of Tall Grass Energy were present at the meeting.  What does lil Amos and his legal team decide to do?  Make total jackasses out of themselves and embarrass our Parish to death.  See the clip below.  Please look closely at Little Lord Fauntleroy – when Shane Landry makes his first “Snake in the Tall Grass” comment, lil Amos burst into laughter.  Apparently, he thinks this is all one big joke.

            Representatives of Tall Grass Energy were present at the meeting.  Can you imagine what was going through their heads when they witnessed this insane and childish behavior?  Remember – these are the folks that want to invest $1.2 billion in our Parish.  And they are accused of being “snakes in the Tall Grass”?  Insanity has just been given a new definition

        Kudos to our assessor Belinda Hazel for very politely and professionally taking Peter Barbee to the woodshed during the meeting.  She corrected him on the facts that he was trying to distort.  See the video about 57 minutes in.  Thank you, Ms. Hazel, for a job well done.

 

            If after watching this display, you still want to vote for lil Amos, nothing on this planet will change your mind.  Just remember that when the mosquitoes are biting and the grass isn’t cut in the years to come, with promises that higher oil prices “are just around the corner.”

Please, Please, Please vote for anybody but Amos.  The future of Plaquemines depends on it.

Amos wants to talk about debt

Let’s Talk about Debt……

He is at it again.   In his most recent distortion video, lil Amos attempts to equate  Mr. Lepine’s statement that “debt finances infrastructure” is to that famous movie quote from Wall Street – “greed is good”.  If anyone can explain the analogy to me, please do – because I don’t get it.

But since he brings up the subject of debt, let’s talk about it for a minute.

First, he always refers to the “$211 million” in debt as if the Parish actually borrowed $211 million.  That is simply not true.  At the time his father took office, the principal amount of the debt was about $120 million or so.  The balance was interest that would be paid over the next 10, 20 or 30 years – or whatever that number is.

Second, of the $120 million of debt, roughly $25 million was for the courthouse and $60 million was for coastal restoration (but primarily used for levees).  Mr. Lepine, along with the rest of the council (including Mr. Turner) voted for both bonds.  The balance of the debt came from prior councils.    

Third, Mr. Cormier claims that proceeds of this debt were wasted money.  Below are some pictures of the infrastructure that was built with that “wasted” money.




Basically, without the proceeds of those bond issuances, we would not have a courthouse nor would we have levees on the east bank from the St. Bernard line to White Ditch.  Prior debt-financed things like pump stations and sewer improvements.  

Finally – Think about this – how many of you borrowed money to buy your home?  Was that wasted money?  Was that a poor decision?  I think most would say it is not.

Please vote in this all too important election.  Please Vote for Anybody But Amos.  The future of Plaquemines depends on it.