Coast residents are planning to show their “party manners” at Congressman Taylor’s upcoming Town Hall meeting, according to this Sun Herald story.
White gloves are not required – but kid gloves may be needed, Frankly, I doubt Gene if-there-was-a-hell-no-button-I’d-push-it Taylor has a pair of either:
South Mississippi Democrats plan to show solidarity and support for U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor at his town hall meeting Monday night, when the congressman is likely to face tough questioning from conservatives in a movement that has pressed officials at gatherings across the country this month.
Conservative Web sites are directing people to attend their representatives’ meetings to grill them about President Barack Obama’s health care plans, the economy and other issues.
Those planning to show up with the local “We Surround Them/912 Project” may have second thoughts and decide to grill their leader instead.
Ocean Springs resident Dan Triplett, founder of the Gulf Coast We Surround Them/912 Project, recently told the Sun Herald the movement isn’t as it’s being portrayed. “We’re getting pretty sick and tired of what they are saying about us in the media,” Triplett said. “Like that we’re organized by insurance companies and that they are sending us money to organize to go to these things. I wish somebody would send us some money because I am spending my own money on a lot of this stuff.
It’s certainly understandable that people would think Mr. Triplett is accepting money from the insurance industry. After Katrina, he all but took quarters out of eyes: h/t to eagle eye Steve for the link to this story.
Those without flood insurance may have even fewer options and buyer Dan Triplett expects many will sell quickly. Triplett, owner of Gulf Coast House Buyers, buys and sells property and has been particularly busy since the storm.
He’ll buy storm damaged property or nearly vacant lots for next to nothing. While real estate brokers find top-dollar buyers, Triplett makes cash deals or pays off mortgages in exchange for land.
I deal with the other part of the spectrum of the market: people who don’t necessarily care to get full price but they need to sell quickly,” said Triplett, who said most of his post-Katrina business has come from retirees and those who lost their jobs.
In the coming months, as severance pay runs out for casino workers, Triplett expects a “mass exodus” of people looking to sell quickly and leave.
Poor Mr. Triplett. Maybe all he has are “party manners”.
U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor will hold one of his regularly scheduled town hall meetings Monday in Moss Point at the Pelican Landing Conference Center located at 6217 Mississippi 613. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is expected to last until 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 800-273-4363.