Squawk of the Day - Jan. 20, 2012

"B.J. Fletcher has created more jobs in one event than President Obama has all year."

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FlunkyMonkey 2 years, 6 months ago

Yes--B.J. Fletcher should have been elected mayor of Albany. Instead....


waltspecht 2 years, 6 months ago

Just glad that she is helping out Lee County also. Wonder if that Restaurant gives her residency so she can run for the Lee County Commision?


dingleberry 2 years, 6 months ago

I'll have to disagree with the squawk. Obama has created millions of jobs but they are either government or government bought and paid for so they are "trough" riders. But in terms of real jobs, zero
That shopping center is turning into an expo of the culinary arts. Hope it doesn't get overloaded. Wish her the best. .


Amazed2 2 years, 6 months ago

In regard to the so called NEW THRIFT SHOP deal that I assume is to be counted as new jobs from BJ. As far as the proceeds going to charity just remember this, I think she said she would donate the profits for the Thrift Store. Before giving BJ an award I would wait and see just how many PROFIT $$$ are actually generated and donated. Kind of works like this the store has to clear a profit after rent, untilities, insurance, labor, salaries for the hired help and possibly a few dollars toward BJ's expenses. And then you have to actually be able to market and sell items that make enough money to pay the actual expenses of the above just to keep the lights on. Her other Thrift Store downtown where Booter's is now went BUST. So folks hold onto the BJ awards and accolades until she gives a Charity Check or two first. I am all for her to make this work but to basically have a newsmedia blast of this why not actually get it in place and up and running and give some money to the cause before you actually try to reap the accolades. Again I truly wish her the best with this but just do it first before you ask for the reward.


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