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Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« on: February 25, 2013, 02:02:20 PM »
Jim Bailey:  Dear City Council



Jim Bailey, the scion of the publishing family which has operated the Daily Record for over a hundred years has been an impassioned community advocate, leader and candidate for Mayor.  He calls for City Council to step up to the bar and stop the embarrassment to the City generated by the Parvez Ahmed appointment fiasco:  Join us after the jump for details:

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-feb-jim-bailey-dear-city-council

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Re: Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 03:48:00 PM »
Very nice piece, Jim, and very important. Thank you.
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Re: Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 04:04:41 PM »
Agree whole-heartedly.  Very well stated!
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Re: Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 10:00:03 PM »
In regards to Hemming Plaza, it's time for the powers that be who have 'led' Hemming to step aside and let the people who actually use this once proud public space the opportunity to shape it's future. 


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Re: Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 10:21:10 PM »
In regards to Hemming Plaza, it's time for the powers that be who have 'led' Hemming to step aside and let the people who actually use this once proud public space the opportunity to shape it's future. 



Who are the people who use it and how can they shape it's future.   Just wondering who you see those folks to be.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 10:24:35 PM »
In regards to Hemming Plaza, it's time for the powers that be who have 'led' Hemming to step aside and let the people who actually use this once proud public space the opportunity to shape it's future. 



Who are the people who use it and how can they shape it's future.   Just wondering who you see those folks to be.


To the site moderators.   Is there a reason for two threads on the Jim Bailey letter?  Maybe a merge of the threads is worth thinking about so that commentary stays on one thread and can be fully followed.  :)
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Re: Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013, 11:00:14 PM »
Cheshire Cat:  There are two Jim Bailey Editorials.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 11:16:50 PM »
I hadn't realized that Stephen and must have been having a senior moment.  Thanks for the heads up.  I am glad Jim is speaking up about these issues.  His publication is read by all the people who need to receive his words.  I do think he may get the attention of many who would otherwise stay mired in bigoted ways and being a respected conservative member of our community makes it that much nicer. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 11:59:52 PM »
One last comment on this post.  We often discuss the problem voters face in Jacksonville when trying to decide who would be someone of character and intellect who understands our city and worth voting into public office.  At a time when no one is currently running for political office, we are lucky enough to see the actions and thoughts of a Jacksonville business leader and citizen that truly understand and cares about how our city is viewed and represented.  I would submit at this point should Mr. Bailey every chose to run for public office in Jacksonville, I will be one of the first in line to support him.  He has shown us the strength of his character when he could have remained silent.  That speaks volumes about him in my view and about his leadership standards.  Good stuff.
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Re: Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 06:15:06 AM »
The Republican Club of West Jacksonville doesn't agree with Mr. Bailey:

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The Republican Club of West Jacksonville said in an emailed release that its members distrusted Ahmed, a University of North Florida finance professor and former national chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

"We do not support anyone using public positions to undermine our Constitution and our American values,” club President John Taylor said in the release. “The citizens of the Westside are tired of a politically correct party that will not stand up and fight for our values by opposing this kind of public policy so we felt it necessary to publicly oppose this reappointment."

full article: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403455/steve-patterson/2013-02-25/republican-club-opposes-parvez-ahmeds-reappointment

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Re: Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 06:22:56 AM »
The Republican Club of West Jacksonville doesn't agree with Mr. Bailey:

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The Republican Club of West Jacksonville said in an emailed release that its members distrusted Ahmed, a University of North Florida finance professor and former national chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

"We do not support anyone using public positions to undermine our Constitution and our American values,” club President John Taylor said in the release. “The citizens of the Westside are tired of a politically correct party that will not stand up and fight for our values by opposing this kind of public policy so we felt it necessary to publicly oppose this reappointment."

full article: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403455/steve-patterson/2013-02-25/republican-club-opposes-parvez-ahmeds-reappointment

I think a couple of those guys are still trying to find the communists funding for Martin Luther King, though.  "Westside Republican Club" is kind of like "Prison Recreation Committee".  The second two words are not as important as the first. ;)
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Re: Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 10:13:44 AM »
The Republican Club of West Jacksonville doesn't agree with Mr. Bailey:

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The Republican Club of West Jacksonville said in an emailed release that its members distrusted Ahmed, a University of North Florida finance professor and former national chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

"We do not support anyone using public positions to undermine our Constitution and our American values,” club President John Taylor said in the release. “The citizens of the Westside are tired of a politically correct party that will not stand up and fight for our values by opposing this kind of public policy so we felt it necessary to publicly oppose this reappointment."

full article: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403455/steve-patterson/2013-02-25/republican-club-opposes-parvez-ahmeds-reappointment

As a Westside republican... I heartily disagree with the Republican Club of West Jacksonville.
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Re: Jim Bailey: Dear City Council
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 12:14:24 PM »
The attitude of this group is exactly what continues to damage the "Republican" brand. 
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