0

Squawk of the day - Dec. 5, 2011

" Come on Albany, think about it. If you keep electing the same type of people to political office, you’re going to get the same sorry results. We don’t need a politician in the mayor’s office. We need a business person. The city is a business. It wouldn’t hurt to following this same line of thinking at the federal level."

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

To submit a squawk, Click here.

Comments

whattheheck 2 years, 7 months ago

Albany needs to get beyond race and start thinking about economic survival. Most don't realize or aren't willing to accept that If something isn't done soon, the majority of the citizens will be those who receive a check from tax money. Historically, as the number of "check riders" increases, the number of "check writers" decreases.

Hubbard has experience at working in organizations that consume rather than generate paychecks and the regard for money is different. Fletcher is a business person which is what the job sorely needs. If we can't get a business person in as mayor, will the last one leaving please turn out the lights?

0

Parent 2 years, 7 months ago

My problem with BJ is she only has a high school diploma. If most city and county jobs require applicants to have a Bachelor's degree to qualify for a job, shouldn't the Mayor also be required to have at least that?

0

VSU 2 years, 7 months ago

The job for mayor is an elected position. Not one where you fill out job applications. There are commissioners I feel that are not qualified to be in their position but they are there because they are voted in. BJ with just her high school diploma has been successful in the businesses that she has ran. If you watched the debate the other night on Fox 31 news. BJ clearly showed the best candidate with her facts and figures. Hubbard couldn't even speak without putting in a "and ah" "ah" and bu the way it is situation not sidgiation as Hubbard pronounced it.

0

billybob 2 years, 7 months ago

You mean like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. I mean look at the failures those two college drop-outs have become. If only they had all the degrees and education of our school superintendent may be they could have made something of themselves.

0

KaosinAlbany 2 years, 7 months ago

Failures!!! You are just hating on them because you are probably not as rich as they are. I laugh at your statement because it is very ignorant and full of jealousy.

0

Racc 2 years, 7 months ago

If I read it right billybob was being sarcastic, nothing else.

0

supersquawker 2 years, 7 months ago

Don't you think billybob is being sarcastic?

0

Shinedownfan 2 years, 7 months ago

Billybob was being sarcastic, Kaos, he agrees with you...

0

PatrickY2K 2 years, 7 months ago

Billy Bob was being facetious or sarcastic. He was pointing out that Bill Gates nor Mark Zuckerberg have college degrees, and if they did okay, then BJ could be a good mayor. Kaos, it is not you who should be laughing at anyone's ignorance.

0

zoe22 2 years, 7 months ago

She was being sarcastic, she knows those two have done very well.

0

Terry.Lewis 2 years, 7 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.

1

bubbavet 2 years, 7 months ago

A DEGREE FROM WHERE? ASU HA HA HA

1

wilson 2 years, 7 months ago

Having a diploma doesn't have anything to do with vision, principles and leadership. Number 34 supposedly has a PhD and he is a joke.

1

zoe22 2 years, 7 months ago

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and 87% of the BBBBillion aires in this world are not college graduates. Oprah isn't either. Why do you think a woman who has been successful in the business world with a high school education, cannot be successful with the office of mayor with a high school education?

0

zoe22 2 years, 7 months ago

I just said that Oprah did not graduate college, I was wrong, sorry.

0

yolandab 2 years, 7 months ago

BJ did go to college, I had some classes with her. She had not been to school in 30 years, but she passed two anatomy classes with high marks when the rest of us were having to repeat it over and over. In another class, she actually out taught the teacher, and she finally decided she could go back to running a business and putting people to work, college was not something she needed to be successful. I think she was right.

0

Jacob 2 years, 7 months ago

Albany is a racist town. The last elections with Bishop and Obama clearly demonstrated that the minority (majority) cannot see past skin color. Watch and see. The black candidate will win and when the demographics are known, it will be obvious that the voters made decisions based on skin color. BJ is obviously what the town needs, but she lacks the one qualification that she cannot overcome- she is the wrong race. You are being naive if you think otherwise.

1

PatrickY2K 2 years, 7 months ago

Has it occured to anyone that if the white candidate doesn't get the black vote, then maybe the candidate didn't appeal to the needs of those citizens? I'm sure there has never been a more qualified black candidate who lost to a less qualified white candidate because of the racial make-up of the voters (Kaos, I'm being sarcastic). Being in the minority stinks, doesn't it?

0

Monica 2 years, 7 months ago

The need of a free check on the backs of the taxpayers

0

Jacob 2 years, 7 months ago

Actually, no. I would rather earn what I get by the merits of my skill and effort than have anything handed to me because others don't believe that I am capable of reward based on anything other than my skin color. Since you brought it up, please list how you think the current two candidates might appeal to the needs of the citizens. What EXACTLY has either candidate done for the community lately? Other than be black, that is?

0

zoe22 2 years, 7 months ago

That ignorant, racist, attitude is why this city is failing. If you want to receive welfare the rest of your life, that is your choice, but are you too ignorant to realize that you will not be getting welfare checks if there is no one out there to write the check? If you really are voting for the black candidate so you can keep getting your freebies, you might want to vote for the white candidate so she can get some businesses in to put money in the system for you to suck it back out.

0

tommybeall 2 years, 7 months ago

BJ has proven to be a sucessful business woman, running a city is like running a business... for the past few years however, the city has been run like a convenience store on south slappey that keeps getting robbed...

0

tommybeall 2 years, 7 months ago

to put it simply, we need MAJOR change... now you do the math..

0

Monica 2 years, 7 months ago

Sadly, they will vote themselves a check, and to hell with the rest of us, including their own kids who will eventually have to pay the price.

0

McDoleHF 2 years, 7 months ago

I concur with most of the comments. If we do not like the results we have gooten in the past why do we keep electing the same people? This is so true with the federal government.

Albany is a town that you colr matters and not your worth. I never exeperience the tension and conflict that exist in Albany. Albany hasa a lot to offer business and it citizens. We must get beyond the race issue.

0

TheMember 2 years, 7 months ago

I wonder if ASU is giving extra credit again to all the students who come in with the I voted sticker, or will all the buses be on duty to give free rides to the polls. The only hope we have is all of us getting out to vote and hope the students think the polls open Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

0

ameek86 2 years, 7 months ago

Abraham Lincoln didn't have a high school diploma either.

0

Jacob 2 years, 7 months ago

Hate to say, but I told you all you were wasting your time if you thought the black racists in Albany would consider what was best for the community. Get out while you can still get something for your property. The asylum has been overtaken by the patients. It will only be more embarrassment, graft and corruption until total collapse.

0

rorschach 2 years, 7 months ago

I like and respect both candidates. Hopefully BJ will be a woman of her words and continue to work hard in the business sector to improve Albany. If other people in Albany with the resources to do so would follow her lead and invest in this city it would become a better place to live. The Mayor's position is only one vote on the city council anyway. BJ appears to be a good citizen. I believe that she will still be instrumental in our city's growth and improvement.

0

Sign in to comment