Coming Soon to your computer, everything you ever wanted to
know about politics in DeSoto and were afraid to ask!
A word about this past
weeks Brian Horn hearing......
Thanks to Judge Robert
Burgess for refusing Horns motion to another delay of 10 to 14
months. We all are aware that the appeal process may very well
reverse the Judges ruling, but it is comforting to know that
Burgess and DA Richard Johnson are ready to move forward and
bring justice to the Bloxom family.
Here are some of the stories we're
- Arbuckle's $2 mil car wash and oil change
- Roe proposes 42nd Judicial District
Building, another waste of DeSoto tax dollars
- Why several school board members don't
want to see a Walter Lee trial
Arbuckle's $2 mil car wash and oil change
Editors Note: On Thursday, November 07,
2013 the following was submitted as a letter to the Editor of
the Mansfield Enterprise, they refused to print it. It is also
what prompted this web site.
“…building for the future” does not hold
In response to the KTBS story about his 2
million dollar car pool, Sheriff Arbuckle says he is “building
for the future.” Hogwash! First of all, this statement implies
that there is some sort of business plan, or a future needs
study, projecting just what our future holds based on growth
patterns, census data, and other factors that only a qualified
professional could assess and predict. If such a study has been
done, and it does in fact say that we need a two million dollar
facility to repair and maintain our fleet of vehicles, I would
certainly publicly apologize to the Sheriff for criticizing this
absolute waste of our tax dollars. Now, since I’ve asked him to
justify that expenditure, I have a responsibility to explain why
I believe it’s a waste. No problem.
What the Sheriff has not mentioned is that
all of these Tahoes we’ve been buying (which, by the way, I
believe is a great idea, as they do a lot better on our country
roads, and they have a higher resale value when taken out of
service) all come with 100,000 mile powertrain warranties. So if
anything goes wrong with the engine, transmission, or drivetrain
of these vehicles—in other words, the major, expensive
repairs—it’s not on the Desoto Parish taxpayers to fix this,
it’s on the dealer and General Motors. And it doesn’t cost us a
The second part of this is, the Sheriff has
said on multiple occasions in defending buying the more
expensive Tahoes, that he schedules them to be cycled out of
service at 80,000 miles to maximize the resale value (again,
another good idea). What this means is, as the older vehicles
are taken out of service and replaced, we will have a fleet that
with few exceptions will be repaired over at Mansfield Auto
World, free of charge! That two million
dollar repair and maintenance facility will be used almost
entirely to change tires and oil, swap burnt out headlights, and
for the inmates to wash those new Tahoes!
Finally, I want everyone to know that yes, I
have been Rodney’s campaign manager since he first ran for
office in 1999. I’ve also helped Judge Charles Adams on both of
his runs for office, and Jeremy Evans, Anne Gannon and Richard
Johnson, not to mention several school board members and police
jurors. I have dedicated my life to helping good people get
elected to office. I have told all of them I reserve the right
to tell them when I think they are doing something that is not
in the best interest of DeSoto Parish, a place that I am honored
to call home. When I first talked to Rodney about this, he made
excuses and told me that it just didn’t matter what anybody
thought anymore. That it didn’t matter? To me, that’s just not
acceptable, and I think we deserve better.
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