Letter to the Editor: Disease Striking Politicians
June 08, 2014 12:00 AM | 1082 views | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

We should worry about our elected officials because we may have a new disease that is highly contagious. I’m not sure if the CDC started a case file, but this may rate among the most infectious diseases in history. The odd thing about this one is it mainly affects politicians. Although it’s been widely reported for many years, it grew to epidemic proportions about six years ago.

The symptoms are, the politician will break out in a cold sweat. Next, their index finger will extend straight and be paralyzed in the extended position and then they find can only point it at others but not themselves.

As the infection worsens, it affects their memory, where things they did wrong and were responsible becomes someone else’s fault while good things they didn’t do becomes their own. Lastly, after their memory goes, they spend considerable time trying to convince everyone that they had nothing to do with anything bad while trying to claim credit for good things others do.

Nancy Pelosi just exhibited this syndrome again when she blamed George Bush for the Veterans Administration failure. She truly is a very sick woman.

Locally, our own County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens claims the Ball Ground Recycling failure was the fault of the previous Commission Chairman Mike Byrd. If it wasn’t for Chairman Ahrens’ signature on the Intergovernmental Solid Waste Contract, we might never found he was infected, too.

This new syndrome needs a name and I propose the “Blame George Bush Syndrome” after the huge number of Liberal Democrats that brought it to light six years ago.

Raleigh Morgan


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June 12, 2014
It seems that the whole thing is still messed up.

I started reviewing the audit.

The auditor says pieces of equipment are missing and that she did three physical inspections.

The pieces she says are missing can be seen from Google earth and from the road adjacent to the site. She could not find a truck dump - They are there and are larger than a tractor trailer.

In volume 15 she claims she could not find the trees from the landscape invoices. AGAIN LOOK AT GOOGLE -

Clearly $600,000 paid is the price required to make 2 2 = What ever the customer wants.

Sheila Corbin
June 08, 2014
You are correct Mr. Morgan that the Intergovernmental Solid Waste Agreement was signed by Chairman Ahrens. However, the Ball Ground Recycling Agreement was negotiated during 2006 and executed in November, 2006 by Chairman Mike Byrd. Which was before January, 2007 when Chairman Ahrens came into office.

So could it be that you may have one of new infectious diseases as well? Such as retrograde amnesia?
Karl Mark
June 09, 2014
Ms. Corbin, Maybe you would like to explain why Buzz lied about signing it. Check the Attack mailers he sent out. Next explain the statement many of the Grand Jury members made when the said we should have grave concerns about our local government. If he had refused to sign it the contract would not have happened but he did sign it. Buzz had 2 terms to use his "Executive experience" and what has he done? I'll tell you, nothing but spend spend spend...
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