Some People

Goodyear citizens will only get better management of their tax dollars if they take back responsible fiscal management of their city by voting out the “Georgia Lord” delegation of seven council people who have run our city into the ground. It won’t be easy, Goodyear. You are up against a group of hard core, “support Georgia et al” at any cost folks whose mantra appears to be, “don’t confuse me with the facts”.


Let me show you just one example of the kind of blind faith following that these folks have in some parts of Goodyear. The email below from PebbleCreek resident Don Packnett shows you how some people will not only refuse to even consider changing their opinion about something, they won’t even consider new information in their decision making before they start bloviating about it.

Don apparently saw my most recent post regarding four of Goodyear’s council members spending over $9,000 on a tax payer paid for 5 day trip to Washington, DC in March through the PebbleCreek message board. Don’s email reaction?

“Did the entire council go? If so, sounds like a bargain to me!”

Don received my article but he obviously did not bother to read it. (Reminds me of the editor of the West Valley View). The article in question starts off by naming the four of seven Goodyear council members who took the trip. Yet Don asks, “Did the entire council go?”

And that is the problem all you other Goodyear voters have. You must overcome a relatively large (at least 4667, the number of votes Georgia got last time) constituent of voters who are either friends, relatives (Jule White, for example), or just plain uninformed residents (or snow birds who vote) who not only won’t change their opinions of the incumbent group, they don’t even want any input which might change their opinion. One might even use the adjective MILITANT to describe them.

I don’t know Don Packnett, and I don’t think I’ve ever met him. On state and federal issues, Don could be a solid fiscal conservative like a lot of PebbleCreek residents (I would guess most) are. But show him a criticism of his favorite local political friends spending money that the city of Goodyear obviously does not have, and Don just shuts down. He does not want to hear it, he apparently won’t even read it, and he has the audacity to dream up a reason he could just possibly be in favor of spending an unneeded $9,000 of his tax money and send it out as a taunt.

I repeat (as Georgia likes to say), he apparently didn’t even read it.

But that is what you are up against, Goodyear. An entrenched, militant, single minded group of voters with their eyes closed. With this kind of blind leading the blind mentality, you have a tough job ahead of you if you want to change city government.

Now here is Don’s email to me.

From: June and Don Packnett
Date: Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: [pebblecreek] GY Council’s 5 Day, $9,000 DC Junket
To: mynewbrain

Did the entire Council go? If so, sounds like a bargain to me!

—– Original Message —– From: “mynewbrain”
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:13 AM
Subject: [pebblecreek] GY Council’s 5 Day, $9,000 DC Junket Howard Brodbeck


2 Responses

  1. I wonder how many of the 4,667 votes that Georgia received in the last election were snowbirds voting twice?

  2. Since we’re into cheap talk. Does Joe Pizillo have a background? Secret Scandal type? Apparently left the COG rather quickly years ago. Just asking?

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