Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Poll sayz: Two Lakes

Wasn't even close. Recent JJ poll on the preferred choice of flood control for Jackson was the Two Lakes proposal. Personally I favor Two Lakes or another plan that combines economic development and flood control. Interesting how almost no one wants the levee plan, yet that is what the government seems intent on forcing down our throats.

Two Lakes
173 (72%)
6 (2%)
another plan combining flood/control & economic development
28 (11%)
Whatever the Corps wants
13 (5%)
17 (7%)


Ironghost said...

Interesting how no one on your site wants it, KF. I'm hardly an expert, but I doubt your poll there is scientific.

Personally, I think everyone knew they were building in a flood plain, so why should government protect them now?

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many downstream responded to your poll. Doubt that many since most don't know of your site.

Kingfish said...

Well, since Rhodes-Harvey-Scarborough fought to kill the bill that denied them any chance at representation on the board, they should take it up with them.

Anonymous said...

Of course the poll isn't scientific Ghost. How trivial to point that out. Kingfish has never postured that his polls were anything more than fun and jackassery.

But I'll bet you -- hell I'll bet anyone -- that a commissioned statistically valid poll with a sample that accurately reflects the demographics of each county (a concept completely foreign to your goober pals in Fondren) conducted of Hinds and Rankin county voters by a bonafide polling firm would reveal overwhelming (60+% or greater) public sentiment AGAINST paying ANY incremental property taxes at all to pay for levees.

That is the ugly reality you and your abecedarian comrades at the JFP in your best ostrich pose refuse to acknowledge let alone discuss.

You aren't going to have any money for levees Ghost. What is your Plan B?

Ironghost said...

First of all, Mr (or Ms) 9:53am I have no pals in Fondren. So don't insult me that way. You can apologise for presuming I'm some type of leftist moron anytime you like.

I think the Levee Plan was stupid as well. Face it: Two Lakes won't be affordable and the Levees will require demolishing everything for hundreds of yards on either side. I doubt Flowood would stand for losing all that tax base, and I'm pretty sure it's the one thing that might make Harvey get out and do something. At the least, Two Lakes would be taxable, which would be some small comfort to those whose land will get eaten up at a loss to feed the appetite of greedy developers.

My plan is do nothing. When the next flood comes along, tell those flooded tough luck, they knew the risks.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I know is that Gary Rhodes has been protecting the state fair grounds for the last 35 yrs ,,,, and never received a penny from the state.

Ironghost said...

What's funny is that all of this is moot if the Fed actually do federalize all waterways in America. It'll be out of our hands, and in the hands of whacked out greenies.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many downstream responded to your poll. Doubt that many since most don't know of your site.

You don't have even a clue how many readers there are of this blog downstream.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I know is that Gary Rhodes has been protecting the state fair grounds for the last 35 yrs ,,,, and never received a penny from the state.

Gary Rhoads ain't been doing jack shit for 35 years. What a numbskull you are. The taxpayers of Flowood have been footing that bill.

If Gary has done anything he has proven himself to be limp at getting Flowood's legislative delegation to pry any of those pennies out of the State.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe Fondrozoids didn't stack the deck, or maybe they want 2 lakes????

Anonymous said...

11:03 , sorry, I guess the sarcasm button wasnt working too well when I posted about Gary Rhodes...... I guess if I say that Leland Speed will get filthy rich off his secret land holdings, that would also bring out insults.

oh well, life in the fast lane.

Anonymous said...

Neves said there were a lot or a few, sid I doubt that there are that many. My opinion which I am entitled to, just as you are to yours.

One must remember that whatever is done in the name of flood control, downstream counties and cities should be considerd. That was the main point I was trying to make.

All for development as long as it does not harm other innocent bystanders.

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KaptKangaroo said...

I do love to see our Fonzifondrenites attempt intelligent posts.

Anonymous said...

OK, lets consider the following...

1. All the high priced communities in Jackson Metro that are failing, I think we all know...see Rez posts
2. Lets build another lake with unaffordable real estate.
3. If it actually does mitigate flooding, why not?

I'm for Two Lakes and I believe it is all a conspiracy to prevent it, however, I do think that there does need to be a tremendous amount of "Public Space" that benefits the overall quality of life in downtown Jackson - I'm thinking San Antonio/Seattle/Austin/Indianapolis/St. Louis type reinvention.

I'm sick and tired of having little or nothing to do in this town because its so damn limited in offerings or owned by someone who has lived here all their life and "ain't gonna' share it unless I get der paid!"

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