Hometown Stew

A week or so ago, the news broke that a former losing candidate for State Rep has filed a recall petition against our Mayor, Tom Beehan.

Mr. Moseley is upset about several things, but those he mentioned were the 5-2 Council vote in July to opt out of the State’s new law permitting handgun carry permit holders to carry in parks — state parks, city parks, etc.  But, the law allows local governments to opt out.  Ours did.   The other hot-button issue was the City’s relatively recent (though before the most recent election) decision to use cameras for traffic enforcement  There are four areas now where you must obey the speed limit, and two where you have to also stop for red lights, or you’ll receive a camera-generated ticket.

Sheesh, the nerve of City Council expecting us to actually obey the law.

Jake had a good writeup over at Jakandybennu, so absorb that to get the full flavor.

Today, I learned that Moseley’s house is on the market.  Reportedly, he’s purchased property and is planning to build a new house off in the far reaches of the county, up by the Union County line.

So, if the guy’s bailing on the City anyway, why bother initiating a recall on our Mayor?  Particularly since he led the ballot in the election we just had in June?

Hate to say it (again), but it sure looks like a ploy just to get his name in the newspaper… and maybe a list of names and addresses to mine for fundraising purposes next year.

Though perhaps uncharitable, my first thought was, “don’t let the door hit you…”

9 Responses to “Hometown Stew”

  1. on 24 Sep 2009 at 7:51 pm girlfriend

    Pretty soon he will be the problem of the county and they really can’t afford anymore problems. Maybe he thinks he can be assured a meal ticket by moving there, or maybe , maybe, maybe, who cares? One less moron in our fair city. And I agree, don’t let the door hit you in the ass. I’ll say it for you.

  2. on 24 Sep 2009 at 8:16 pm Harry

    Now girls…. Be nice….

  3. on 24 Sep 2009 at 8:31 pm Netmom

    Harry, that’s not how I would have ended the saying. Being a native of south of the Mason-Dixon line, the rest of the phrase is a little different (and rhymes).

  4. on 24 Sep 2009 at 9:45 pm Joel

    Good luck with this, netmom.

  5. on 24 Sep 2009 at 10:53 pm CrackerNation

    The GIS does not show that he owns it.

  6. on 25 Sep 2009 at 6:22 am Smoke

    …in the nads? Or was that a foot to the crotch I was thinking? The guy is a jerk and playing “Look at me!!”. He needs to take his ball to another park.

  7. on 28 Sep 2009 at 11:15 pm Ellen Smith

    That house is in the Scarboro neighborhood (not likely to be Alex’s choice of residential location). Also, although the owner is named Moseley, it’s not Alex Moseley, nor is it his wife (whose name is Jeneva, according to his old campaign materials).

  8. on 28 Sep 2009 at 11:21 pm Ellen Smith

    Ah, but I guess that Alex is “Edward A” and Jeneva is “Lauren J”…

  9. on 29 Sep 2009 at 6:32 am Smoke

    Jake – I ran off to Staples last night and got lots of ink cartridges for my pen. Where do we sign the petition against the petition?

    BTW Ellen, good to see you did your homework. Spot on!

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