Jekyll Island “Cottages” are deplorable

James Holland writes:
These combo photos show the “The Cottages” after Hurricane Matthew and after Hurricane Irma. Looking even closer at some of those sites, it’s obvious building should have been stopped after Hurricane Matthew.
This is glutton development greed at its worst and our policy makers for development on Jekyll Island are totally responsible!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We must have new development guide lines coast wide and prevent this from ever happening again. LIKE I SAID ABOVE, DEVELOPMENT OF “THE COTTAGES” SUB DIVISION ON JEKYLL ISLAND SHOULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED AND REASSESSED AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW CAME CLOSE….. OBVIOUSLY, THIS WAS NOT DONE AND THESE IMAGES SHOW THE RESULTS OF THIS MESS. NOW, THESE DEVELOPERS WILL TRY TO COVER THIS UP AND MAY TRY TO SELL THESE COTTAGES TO UNSUSPECTING BUYERS!!!!! James
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The Dotard

The Dotard is the embodiment of daytime TV. He mirrors what he sees and hears and that reflection is what makes him familiar to people with irregular hours and night-time jobs. Then too, the fan base is convinced that celebrity is what life is about. Celebration is a great uniter, even in death. Think of the Irish wake.

The Disneyfication of the Golden Isles

Dear Friends of SLEAT:

Yesterday evening (Sept 20, 2017) the spouse and I, who rode out Hurricane Irma in Glynn County (he on the island and I near the Brunswick Airport), attended what was billed as the first of three town halls to inform citizens about the help and services available to them to make up for the trouble the hurricane and the mandatory evacuation caused. Citizens were promised an opportunity to ask questions, but after 94 minutes of presentations by various eleemosynary entities, most members of the audience just wanted their promised goodie bags and their tired children wanted to go home. I regret not having made a video of the event. Continue reading

Refurbishing Pond

Since the fish all absconded when the yard was under two feet of water, it seems like a good time to muck out the pond (after 24 years) and thin the bamboo to let in a bit more sunlight.

Public Service is Draining

I have long thought that the Freedom of Information Act and associated requirements for public notification and public meetings will prove more important to the creation of democratic government than all the so-called “civil rights” provisions which aim to insure that citizens are able to do what they are supposed to as governing agents. Public notice seems to be the real irritant when frustration with paper-work is mentioned. It is a suspicion that is reinforced by the fact that substituting electronic communications for paper has not lessened the pressure our public servants perceive.
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