Tuesday, December 31, 2013
|Macon-Bibb County Inaugural Swearing in|
December 31, 2013
The new merged Government was sworn in at the Government Center
at 11:00 A.M. The picture may say "Macon City Hall," however
in the future it will be known as the Government Center
|I captured this picture prior to the swearing in ceremony. |
This displays the seats that the new Commissioners will
enact legislation for the citizens of Macon-Bibb.
|I believe every print media outlet as well as every electronic|
media organization was present to record for all citizens and
all time this Historice Event. The Merger of Macon - Bibb!!
|The First member of the new government to be sworn in by|
The Honorable Tilman E. Self, III was the Mayor Robert A.B.
Reichert. Also shown here is his wife holding the Bible.
|District One Commissioner Gary Bechtel was then sworn in.|
The District Two Commissioner has yet to be elected. A run off
race will be conducted on January 14, 2014.
|District Three Commissioner Elaine H. Lucas was then sworn in.|
|District Four Commissioner Mallory Jones, III was then sworn in.|
|District Five Commissioner Bert Bivins, III was then sworn in.|
|District Six Commissioner Ed DeFore was then sworn in.|
|District Seven Commissioner Scotty Shepherd was then sworn in.|
|District Eight Commissioner Virgil Watkins was then sworn in.|
|District Nine Commissioner Al Tillman was then sworn in.|
|This picture was taken prior to the Swearing In Ceremony. It shows|
the Mayor Elect, Robert A. B. Reichert along with Commissioner for
District Three Elect Elaine H. Lucas checking if anyone was going
to be in attendance.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The third picture displays what it may be like for the hundreds of thousands who live in the Upper Mid-west and the Northeast USA as they suffer from the consequences of major ice storms that have taken out the power lines. I understand from reports that I have recently heard on Public Radio that our Federal Government has yet to offer assistance. What a shame? Maybe our President is too busy enjoying this Christmas Vacation (Winter Holiday) in Hawaii with his Family to be bothered with the plight of so many U. S. A Citizens. I would suspect that many have voted for him in the past; however now that he cannot run again, who cares!!!! Just my thoughts on the situation. However this should be a major Concern for all of us. Who knows where the next disaster may strike.
The final pictures displays the logo for the Ford Motor Company. I understand that Ford is the only American Car Company that has produced a "Very Safe Car" according to recent government safety test. What happened to GMC and Chrysler? Did they not recently receive government assistance to keep them in business. I would suggest that maybe if you can rely on the Federal Government to keep your business in business that you may lose your competitive edge. Just my thought on the situation.
As we Conclude 2013 this is a brief report of My Blessings and My Concerns. Happy 2014.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
I am also confident that everyone knows this structure, but here is the only clue you will receive. This was taken in Rome, Italy.
Recently the Pope issued a rather long document which stated in part that the theory of "trickle down economics" was not appropriate. I would disagree. I recall where many of the Heroes we respect in the Old Testament of Holy Scripture had large holdings of livestock and often moved from place to place with the help of their people.
I would also suggest that as long as there are human beings on the planet that we will have the haves and the have-nots. This has been the situation since time began, expecially after the three lettered word of "SIN" entered into the lives of all peoples.
In short, this side of eternal life in Heaven there will never be a level playing field. I would suggest that the Pope and especially our U. S. President realize that they can never achieve the goal of all people having the same resources. How would the President like to travel on his daily errands in my 1998 Dodge Ram? I have no security staff. I do not even have an aircraft assigned for my personal use. I need to say no more about that!!!!
Yesterday, December 5, 2013 we all heard of the passing of Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Here was a person, a real Hero, that was dedicated to the improvement of the lot in life of the common man. He suffered and lived his beliefs. Once he was out of prison he could have sought revenge, however as many have pointed out in the last 20 hours, he sought and achieved reconcilation in his country. Even our President went on the electronic media and told us all how President Mandela influences his own personal life. I would submit that the President of the United States is simply making talk to achieve greatness as President Mandela did. I cannot comprehend the concept that our President even will ever come close to being the kind of person that President Mandela was. How can our President state that President Mandela has influenced him, when he did not achieve his goals regarding the U. S. Budget and then implemented "Sequestration" on the whole U. S. A? This was pure revenge on our President's Part. It can never be stated that "Sequestration" was an act of reconcilation!!!!
Reconcilation without Sequestration should become our National Battle Cry!!!! Your comments on this post - Please!!!!
This past weekend it was my pleasure to visit the trip Family Christmas Lights in the community of Yonkers just Southeast of Cochran, Georgia. This wonderful Christmas Light Show is located at 63 Macedonia Church Road. I was able to enjoy the display in the company of My Bride, My Son and His Family which included two Grandchildren.
If you have never experienced this Christmas Display I would suggest that you do so this Christmas. To learn more about this and the history of this Family Activity please visit: