Duval county's recent, Sept. 05, 2000, Primary
Election will go down in the history books as an election the
winners hoped nobody would pay in depth attention to. This
election presented a number of oddities. One could find;
- A Faux Pas Campaign
- Graft & Payoff disguised as
- Top Judge aiding Election
- Misleading & False
Information in Promotion of Referendum Item
- Total disregard of Oaths of
Office to Uphold the Law & The Constitution
- Overconfidence by certain candidates as
to outcome of the Primary
The "Phony" Campaign
Committee. Yes, really a front, a facade... a sham.
Mayor Delaney and his power group devised a plan to get the Better
Jacksonville Boondoggle ramrodded though the elective
process. That plan was to organize a campaign committee
comprised of and funded by the very businesses that would benefit
the most if the plan was passed. The Better Jacksonville
Committee received hundreds of thousands of dollars in
"donations" from a number of businesses, then spent the
money with the local radio and TV stations airing slick,
professionally produced ads supporting the Better Jacksonville
The sad part is the Mayor was the mouthpiece
in all the ads and he never came out and straight forwardly said
this is an ad supporting the 1/2cent sales tax increase. Not
once! Delaney instead proffered forth the blathering about
responsibilities already detailed and laid out in the City/County
Incorporation Charter. Pave the Streets, Fix the Sewers,
Correct Drainage Problems etc., then about a PROPOSED
library building, a
courthouse, coliseum, baseball stadium.
Delaney managed to deeply insult The City of
Atlanta.. nice job there John... what are going to do for your
next act? Have an ad done show you kissing the mayor of
Atlanta as he walks away from you? Delaney, you insult us,
the Duval County Taxpayers, Atlanta, people's intelligence .. the
law and finally your Oath of Office. How much are you
willing to offer on the sacrificial alter of power to achieve your
secular goals? What's next? You have offered
yourself.. and your reputation already. The Firemen despise
you, The Cops on the Beat despise you, The Emergency Medical Teams
despise you.... Just about every civil service employee in the city
can't stand you and what you stand for. Can YOU spell PHONY??
What a great job you've done raping this City.
A local radio personality took it upon
himself to question the wording of the "Official
Ballot" and brought suit before Top Judge Moran...
The wording was and is a matter or record and is without a doubt grossly
misleading. Yet Moran, in his infinite wisdom, allowed
the travesty to remain. Thus, heavily contributing to the further
misleading of the voters of Duval County. Moran shot himself in
the foot with one ugly decision.
Of utmost importance is the fact that top
Judge Moran, Delaney, The City Attorneys, The State Attorney all
disregarded the sanctity of their oaths of office. They've
betrayed the public trust in their "Doing the Right Thing in
the Best Interests of the Taxpaying Public"... those they are
there, in office, to represent.
This entire Elective process was a disgrace
to all affiliated with the Dog & Pony Show the Mayor and his Cronies
One major contributor, an Electrical Contractor,
held a party for all their employees shortly before the election..
no, not because the contractor was a nice guy but because this
contractor wanted to deliver the message that if the Better
Jacksonville Plan made it... it would enhance and ensure all their
incomes. Nice eh? Yes this contractor is a local heavy
weight along with a dozen or so more... their time will
come. They seem to forget the not too long ago past when
similar shenanigans resulted in jail terms and disgrace.
The contributions to the
Phony Campaign Committee amount to nothing more than GRAFT!
Payoffs in Advance!
The Wording of the Ballot by the City
Attorneys only furthers the disrespect for these double talking
goofs (great example to set for the young adults starting out
in life) [Honesty may not be the best policy] - I say honesty is
and will eventually prevail.
The failure of the Top Jurist to stand
up and fight for the rights of the very people he is entrusted to
protect is an outrage. Judge Moran, as an Officer of the
Court, along with the Attorneys of this County, also Officers of
the Court, who, through either complacency or connectivity,
are allowing this political chicanery to continue insidiously
permeating issue after issue brought before the voters is kindred
to the highest treason possible in the land as it gradually erodes and
dilutes the very government and principles upon which this nation