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Sunday, November 01, 2009

And Then There Were Four.

Courtesy The Beacon / Tim Enloe / Contributing Writer/AccessMilton.com

The Milton Debate went forward, without Julie Zahner-Bailey's council slate of candidates.

This past wednesday night, another Milton debate transpired. This time around the event organizer was Beacon Media with host Atlanta National Golf Club.
Moderators were Jonathan Copsey and John Fredricks of The Beacon.


In attendance with Mayor Joe Lockwood were council candidates Joe Longoria, Bill Lusk, and Karen Thurman. Absent were candidates Tina D'Aversa, Al Trevillyan, and Bernard Wolff citing scheduling conflicts.

With a crowd of 25 to 30 citizens in attendance, the protocal called for 90, 60, and 30 second answers.

The first question focused on Mayor Lockwood's support of all three incumbants and his continued faith in D'Aversa. Other issues addressed were sewer vs septic, park land use, as well as the city's financial state.

Bill Lusk, candidate for the district three seat, was pleased with the venue. "It was a pleasure to participate in the Debate sponsored By the Beacon and held at Atlanta National on Wednesday Night last. The questions posed to those serious candidates Who took the time to show up, were the ones that truly are Of concern to our residents," Lusk said, "It is disconcerting to know that Three of the proclaimed candidates chose to Boycott the event. One can only surmise as to their reluctance to expose themselves To the real issues and search for the truth."

District 1 candidate Karen Thurman concured, "I thought the debate was very professionally run. The questions for each candidate were both unbiased and direct. They were also relevant to all of us that live in Milton."

Mayor Lockwood, running unopposed this season, was still invited to participate. "I enjoyed having to opportunity to share my thoughts and visions with our citizens"

The discussion lasted for roughly and hour and half with cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres prior and a cash bar after.


NOTE: The Beacon was given permission to use portions of an article written by Accessmilton.com earlier in the week to be used here in.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Beacon is strangely silent over Karen's actions but would have ran numerous pages if Tina had been mentioned in this article. Why trash Tina and ignore Karen's actions? Journalism fairness or biased reporting? Tell us Beacon, where is your voice now?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they don't have anything to say because there is nothing. You people seem to be making this stuff up as you go along. It is getting old and fast.

Anonymous said...

Not lies at all. Here you go...
http://www.bindermalter.com/files/12-19-08-10-01-43.pdf

Anonymous said...

says nothing about Karen Thurman in that file. I can't find in the file or anywhere that she was a director, officer, manager or employee of that company. I think you are reaching here.

Anonymous said...

Beacon was silenced by $$$, same thing that motivates Karen. Two peas in a pod. Just think of the coverage if any other candidate was caught cheating and stealing from our soldiers, or any other court records of being brought down by attorney generals from more than one state. This is nothing? The Beacon is a two bit worthless rag sheet and a joke, not true journalism.

Anonymous said...

Bill Lusk, you are the last person in Milton to be saying one word about people not showing up. At least they RSVP'd to an event that was put together and gave them less then 6 days notice. You showed your rear end up over one and a half hours late for the People's Forum, that had over 150 people in attendance. You were rude, late, and inconsiderate to the other candidates, the people who put on the event for all the citizens of Milton, and those who attended. Then you had the nerve to ask for a bathroom break less then 30 minutes later. Your agent, Gordon Hunter was trying to get the event to close early for you as well by making Enloe send a note up to the moderators. Give me a frikkin' break Lusk!! You need to GO! I guess Thurman wanted tougher questions at the Forum, but then they all would have cried it was biased and fixed, when in reality all the questions were fair. Maybe if Lusk had showed up on time they would have had time to get a few more harder questions in, but he held up the start.

Anonymous said...

Grow up and open your eyes. A bunch of very wealthy people "invested" in a company to take advantage of people who are a lot less fortunate than Thurman, her daddy, and all the other lowlifes on that list of investors and then to be concerned about getting their investment back, not righting the wrong. They were just ordinary folks that don't matter, low paid workers in the business of protecting our citizens.

Anonymous said...

I've researched the issue about Karen Thurman. I think this is a very low attempt by her opponents to try and take away her credibility. Looks like she was simply an investor in the company. The pitch to investors was that we are a company that helps those with poor credit to get financing and we also help people with poor credit restore that credit. The pitch also said that the company operates within the legal and ethical rules regarding poor credit lending. There is no way as an outside investor that Karen or her family would have known the way the company was being run. It looks like to me that Karen only got involved to go against the company when the company was trying to get our of their obligations.

This is very low politics to try and hurt Karen's credibility with something like this. Makes her opponents look unethical to me.

Anonymous said...

PS - If there was really something true and valid here about Karen, don't you think one of the opponents would publish it officially or some credible news source would run a story on it. No, these are false and slanderous accusations. That's why you don't see anyone coming out with anything official. So, the rumor mongers simply try and find bits and pieces of truth on the internet and weave a deceptive story on anonymous internet blogs.

Anonymous said...

If it was credible the Beacon would be all over it, that's how they sell papers. I have said before, the Beacon has no allegience to anybody,anywhere at any time. That is why they are so dangerous. Go to Fredericks politics insider column today on their site. They were the biggest Dipolito backers two years ago- when I lived in Roswell-now they blast him. So they are just nuts, and trust me, if something was there, it would be front page news.

Anonymous said...

So Ms. Moneypants, a CPA who invested over a million dollars and her daddy nearly $6 million just blindly made those investments and was taken unawares. Is that what you wish us to believe? Some savvy businesswoman! Hey, if you believe that I've got some swamp land to sell ya!

Anonymous said...

"There is no way as an outside invester that Karen or her family would have known the way the company was being run."

How could someone , with Karen's background and experience, get duped on a million dollar investment, if this is what you are suggesting?

Anonymous said...

You folks are relentless. If it were true, it would sell a lot of newspapers. But it's not true so no credible source is going to pick it up. Your team is grasping.

Anonymous said...

Denying it is not true does not make it false, it just means you have your head buried in the sand. You wouldn't be so forgiving if it was Tina and not Karen.

Anonymous said...

Waiting for someone to come forward and say JZB had her under a spell causing an attack of lunacy and that's the reason she invested in Rome Finance.

Sounds reasonable, doesn't it ?

Anonymous said...

The papers aren't going to run this libelous story for the same reason that you are too chicken$h1t to say who you are -- the conclusions you draw about it are not based in the facts and would subject you and the papers to a lawsuit. Quit drinking the Kool Aid. It interferes with your ability to tell truth from a lie.

Anonymous said...

The propaganda machine is trying to detract from the fact that they have an unacceptable slate of candidates.

They will say or do anything to win.

A newspaper would gobble up a real story in a minute.

Anonymous said...

Thurman's huge investment alone places her close to a consumer lending scam that ripped off at least 700 military families. With her background and family's huge investment, I do not believe that she did not know what the company was perpetrating. I went to the court papers that were supplied in a post. Then I read Ms. Thurman's explanation of how hard she's working to repay herself and the other large investors. Pitiful! My nephew is in Iraq. God protect him and keep him...especially from our own citizens who would prey on him.

Anonymous said...

Tim is writing for The Beacon now???? Access Milton is getting tangled in the web, no pun intended.

Anonymous said...

Paul Moore (poster 3:14) needs to go away. He lies and is just an evil man.

Anonymous said...

6:46PM...who are you calling ckicken$hit? Haven't you been down this road before? You people must learn if your going to dish it out, you've got to learn to take it.

Anonymous said...

"Paul Moore (poster 3:14) needs to go away. He lies and is just an evil man".

Quite frankly sounds like you need to go far away - COWARD!

Write your name if you are going to accuse decent people on both sides of being evil.

Anonymous said...

See what Thurman's been up to. Not lies at all. Here you go...
http://www.bindermalter.com/files/12-19-08-10-01-43.pdf

Anonymous said...

You Zahnerites are absolute idiots, or disengenuous...maybe just both.

I just got an autodial from Julie, of all people.
She is "all in", as they say in Vegas. Invariably, she hides in the shadows like the wimpy Wizard of Oz, operating via dupes like Leona Cole, Paula Moore, pathetic Carol and nutty Nikky. This time, she is so desperate, the One herself has come out for her cast of candidates.
Her call says Milton will be the same if we vote her way...and it WILL!!!
In other words, no improvement, no parks, no quality of life increases, no tax relief, nothing.
Just a desperate longing for something that only exists in some minds every fall during elections. Anyone who really wants to protect, improve, save Milton needs to run away from the Z-ites as fast as they can.

Let's really do something innovative with our horse community, get parks that are the envy of the region, keep one acre,(regardless of who connects to EXISTING sewer pipes to protect the environment). Julie and her gang haven't done anything innovative in their lives. Look at Tina: uses co-hosts for events she hasn't gotten permission from, signs in places without permission, when corrected she extorts concessions or fires from City committees. She tried to veto the parks authority, didn't start disability awareness as claimed, didn't do much of anything. When an apparently reasonable opponent surfaces, she tries to bribe him to drop out...so she can save her sacred seat & title. Oh, she isn't a professor, she is an "instructor". Doesn't sound so cool.
We should be much more concerned about a man's brother going public saying he is unfit for a position of public trust, than some silly trumped up claim of an obscure company scandal.

Get real, go vote. The only truth is this IS an important election. In Dist 5, if Tina does win, we will have to pay $100k for a special election, undoubtedly, unless the City sues Tina due to her misconduct and makes her pay...which she can't.

Julie and her gang haven't run a business, held a job and most seem to have trouble selecting spellcheck when they blog. Do you really want moonbats running a $20million business, with your money and your property value at stake?

I don't.