Monday, November 29, 2004

Where has Brian been?

I am sorry that it has been a while since I last posted. I have been in Florida for quite a while and just could not bring myself to leave the white sandy beaches, green blue water of the Gulf of Mexico and 82 degrees to hook up my laptop. It was an interesting drive home with a shirt, no socks, a pair of birkenstock's and shorts. In Jackson, GA it was cool, by the time we stopped in Athens, TN it was down right cold. The life of private citizen, husband, father, businessman is much nicer than elected official. I can communicate via cell phone, arrange meetings around mini vacations, holidays etc.

I spent a lot of time reading. Look for future post, on a business book entitled "Sacred Cows make the best burgers" Good to Great by Jim Collins really revolutionized my thinking. Sacred Cows will move me in new directions with my business.

Stay tuned.

Dude I need to get back to Florida, it's getting cold

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

THANK YOU Knox County Commissioners

Knox County Commissioners on Monday 11/15/04 voted to allow the school board to proceed with a new high school for West Knox County. The school board must present a revised capital plan by Dec. 20th, 2004. This is a wise use of the commission oversight. That is why we have a checks and balances type government. Thank You to our fifth district Commissioners Hammond, Leuthold and Griess. Thank you to Commissioners Larry Clark, Paul Pinkston, Mike McMillian, John Mills, Mary Lou Horner, Chairman Scott Moore, Larry Stephens, Mark Cawood, Phil Guthe, John Schmid, Wanda Moody, Ivan Harmon, Billy Tindell, David Collins, Tank Strickland and Diane Jordan.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Window Dressing

A few weeks ago the school board and county commission went to dinner together. Last week County Commissioner Mike Hammond says that the communication between the school board and Commission is terrible. How can this be? The school board is requesting $40 million in new dollars for a high school. However, they keep the commission in the dark.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Elected Officials Communication

Our 5th district County Commissioner Mike Hammond is quoted in todays Knoxville News-Sentinel as saying that the communication between the School Board and Commission is terrible. Why is the school board member not communicating with the commission about the needs in our community? We need a High School and many other pressing matters. Why does this turn up in the paper

Saturday, November 06, 2004

The Democrats Challenge

W. beat John Kerry so convincing. The democrats must decide what to do? Jessy Jackson says move farther left. What was he thinking? Move further left has the democrats falling off the earth. Upon further thought. yea, do that. The Democrats have to move center, they have to run a Zell Miller type and not a Northeastern liberal (by the way Hillary is now a northeastern liberal). You have two years to do something. Better yet. Keep it up your making our job so much easier

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

What will the America Choose

Tomorrow is the decision day to select the leader of our nation for the next 4 years. Will the U.S. choose a leader that changes his position more than some children's diapers are changed (John Kerry) or will America continue a proven leader that will continue to hunt down Bin Laden just like how he caught Hussein. George W. Bush is the Right Man, Right Time and Needed Right Now!!!!!!