Fairhope City Council and the Mayor are giving away money like green stamps. They scream and yell about taking federal money for anything, but when it is available they cash the check. Hypocrites does not even come close to describing Fairhope’s present government.


Remember the 2020 Arts and Craft show, where the city council and then candidate Sherry Sullivan, made Covid a political issue? They wanted to “TAKE A CHANCE” with the communities health and proceed with the scheduled Arts and Craft Show. They pushed the mask debate, defending everyone’s right to do what ever the hell they wanted. How about the Christmas parade, where Mayor Sullivan turned a bind eye to masks, health experts, and the Covid Pandemic.

“I raised a possible scenario that this event may need to be canceled or rescheduled to mitigate potential exposure.

This scenario is the last thing I’d want for our City. However, as the City’s Chief Executive, I take the health, welfare and safety of every Citizen and Visitor to this City very seriously. If the status of the virus changes within our state and the State Health Officer issued recommendations that such large events are not held, that will become my position as well.” Mayor Karen Wilson”

That was leadership then. Now we have no leadership.

City of Fairhope approves vaccine incentive for employees

Now it is a different story, the feds have sent Fairhope some money so they will eat their hat and cash the check. NOW the mayor and council see the problem with Covid because Now Fairhope has employees that are sick or not vaccinated. Now we have a pandemic of the UN-vaccinated created by our own lack of leadership and ignorance.

Where is all that bravado about no masks from Jack Burrell and Mayor Sullivan?

What happened to their fiscal conservatism.

FREE MONEY that is what happened.

“The American Rescue Plan, approved by Congress earlier this year, provided money for municipalities to compensate employees affected by the pandemic. In May, the city awarded its full-time employees $500 for working through the pandemic, but with proof of vaccination they are now eligible for $500 more. Part time employees who get vaccinated may receive $250 and seasonal employees will receive $125. “

What about the employees constitutional rights not to mask or vaccinate? I guess everything is for sale.

Fairhope’s leadership has now got their ass in a crack, defending masks and paying for vaccinations. They created the problem with their insistence of making Covid a political issue and not recognizing a pandemic is a health issue. They have been, for over a year, chastised by doctors, hospitals and teachers for sending mixed messages to the public.

“Earlier in the meeting, resident Stephanie Durnin said she was disappointed to see the item on the agenda and its approval indicates the council lacks fiscal conservatism.

“Incentivizing a vaccination with our taxpayer funds is unconscionable and will cost a fortune,” she said. “It doesn’t matter that money came from the federal government, where do you think they got it from? It is not the place of the government to rain money on those who participated in a voluntary medical procedure.”

This was the position of the council and mayor but they changed their mind after they got federal money, now they HAVE GOT TO SPEND IT.

“Another resident, Stephanie Hannon, said the resolution was “wrong,” “bordering on coercion,” and “tantamount to bribery.” She came armed with facts and data gathered about the pandemic, suggesting the incentive may cause a rift between employees and advising caution regarding unapproved vaccines.

“The emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines come with known and unknown risks,” she said. “Should our city employees be injured due to taking your offer and submitting to the experimental vaccinations, what will your response be?”

Stephanie Durnin and Stephanie Hannon are echoing the city council and mayor’s previous statements. Now the message is take the money, get vaccinated, wear a mask, and forget all previous statements by council and mayor.

Covid is the “political” argument that the council created and blabbed about for over a year. Strange how little money it takes to change the Fairhope Council and Mayor’s mind.

Council President Jack Burrell, who tested positive for corona virus last year, said it’s a personal choice.“Nobody’s going to chastise you if you don’t,” he said, adding that there is no animosity between employees who have been vaccinated and those who haven’t. “I don’t think there is a downside to this.

Please remember it was Jack Burrell who boasted that the proposed Bayway Bridge should be built WITHOUT federal money. This was his Christian, fiscal conservatism, talking. Flip flopping Jack, backtracked that statement, when he removed his foot from his mouth and realized that the bridge could not be built WITHOUT federal funding.

The downside is that the council and mayor never made a clear decision on Fairhope Covid protocol and have, through their own lack of leadership, created the situation they now face. Jack’s quote is typical Jack B.S. And demonstrates that he still cannot make a definitive statement without talking in circles.

Alabama is at a 39% vaccination, the worst in the United States. Fairhope’s lack of leadership during the pandemic, is an example, why we are “DEAD” last.

The Fairhope Mayor and City Council have not been taking into consideration, or listening, to our first responders, teachers, nurses, and doctors, that have to deal with Covid on a daily basis. In the past they have ignored them, while politicizing the pandemic.

Get vaccinated and wear a mask, Covid is no joke. This is now a PANDEMIC OF THE UN-VACCINATED

Fairhope employees please pick up your federal Covid incentive money, from Jack Burrell. Be sure to count the money and get a receipt.

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  1. Blacks represent the majority of the unvaccinated.
    Therefore this is racist jargon and dogma. You Sir are a racist!!!

  2. You cannot force blacks to accept the vaccine. Get over it.

    • They are 10% of the population of this county. It’s not just their fault. Why pick on them? Why not pick on the majority of un-vaccinated?

    • Francis Paul Ripp | August 13, 2021 at 4:44 pm |

      Covid is not political or prejudice It is a world wide pandemic. Stop trying to inject race.

  3. Anon Daphne | August 13, 2021 at 2:14 pm |


  4. Easter shore | August 13, 2021 at 3:03 pm |

    You cannot force anyone to take the vaccine. A doctor can give you an excuse so you don’t need to take it. My wife did. This is not right to force vaccine on people.

    • And businesses are not forced to employ you. Alabama is an at-will state. If your wife gets fired, which anyone can be fired without reason in an at-will state, and she decides to fight it, that doctor’s excuse better hold up to reality.

    • Please remember | August 16, 2021 at 4:01 pm |

      If you end up sick with covid or are injured and the hospital is at or near capacity, please don’t be a hypocrite. Do not under any circumstance go to the hospital if thats the case. Please go back to your doctor for help. I don’t want to have to pay for the bills that you cannot with my taxes. My taxes should not go out to save the medical system from collapse due to people like you.

  5. Anonfhproper | August 13, 2021 at 3:24 pm |

    Ripp what about masks for the vaxxed? What about those who beat covid already?

  6. Rock Creaker | August 13, 2021 at 3:32 pm |

    Forced vaccination of poison. Population control. No thx Ripp!!!

  7. Fauci said today all Americans will require multiple boosters.
    Something’s fishy.

  8. Dumbest council and mayor ever. No one is paying attention. It’s infuriating.

  9. Lou from Mizzou | August 13, 2021 at 5:47 pm |

    Supposedly there was a virus that was a pandemic
    Supposedly there is no interest in determining how that pandemic occurred
    Supposedly that pandemic has no end based on what people say is science

    What am I missing?

    • They are investigating. China is obstructing. Do you really think the CIA has no interest?

      If we reach herd immunity through vaccinations, it will end like polio and end mutations. But there’s no way that’s going to happen with it being politicized. MRNA vaccines allow fast development. At this point, keep a few for those with valid reasons, and send the rest off to a country lacking vaccines. At least it would do some good. If hospital rates between the vaccinated and un-vaccinated stays the same, I’ll keep taking them, I don’t care. I don’t feel like having a million dollar hospital bill or being out of work for a month or more.

  10. Ripp wants to jab kids…just like Birrell.

  11. Ripp wants unemployment reinstated and kamala in the white house. Creepy joe pedo isnt far left enuff 4 rippster.


    Covid is a ruse.

    It’s the common cold.
    Hospital s are paid to categorize as covid. Paid good money for. I saw it. Was a hospital administrator.



      Seriously, you need to stay home and deal with it yourself if it comes to it.

  12. Ripp wants mail in viting foe eternity. Still denies voter fraud in fairhope.

  13. Fauci’s flip flops? He has made some serious bank off this scam. Him and Bill Gates. This is human carnage we talking.

  14. The NEW COMMUNIST NORMAL is here. Masks forever. Booster shots for adults and kids…many sadly…women competing along with men pretending to be trannies…transsexual story hour for kids at the library…hunter biden’s second laptop…keep your papers handy (Nazi Germ)…keep your vax plan status on you…when is your next booster shot? Do you like the prick? The burn? Get the jab. Do it for the globalists.

    • How does any of that relate to communism? And Nazis were not communists, they were fascists. You are going to hurt communist’s feelings.

  15. Linda Lightpole Feminist | August 14, 2021 at 8:03 am |

    I have a comment for you “MISTER” Ripp:

    “My body.

    MY choice.”


  16. Gubment Gadfly | August 14, 2021 at 11:13 am |

    Wait a second let’s not penalize logic and freedom of choice where rights bearing citizens are concerned.

    We know the various vaccines rushed through limited trials have had mixed and varied success.

    Vaccination has caused sickness, paralysis and death; albeit in a few cases.

    Given the new variant and new necessary “booster” vaccines being pushed it would seem being suspicious of booster vaccine efficacy is in natural order.

    Masking is your perogative. However one should not be forced into a vaccination trial enriching gates and fauci.

    Billions are being made off these vaccines deemed necessary by the same people who told you they needed 2 weeks to flatten the curve.

    Forewarned is forearmed.

    • The booster shots being necessary is not new. The only change is the consideration to start recommending them. How are Fauci and Gates making money? I’m not familiar.

  17. Christian Monitorer | August 14, 2021 at 11:44 am |

    The vaccines are made partly from baby parts…aborted fetuses.

    • Not true for MRNA vaccines.

    • Please don’t go to the hospital if it’s full or in danger of being over capacity. Especially if it’s covid. You contributed to that. I don’t want to have to pay for your bill when you cannot when we have to bail out the medical care system. PLEASE, stay home.

  18. Fear Pornstar | August 14, 2021 at 11:51 am |

    Mass vaccination will not stop Delta or new variants. So this whole push to get everyone vaccinated is a joke and will not work.

    Allow, not force, high risk individuals the CHOICE to vaccinate. The whole vaccine ID card is a farce. Vaccinated still catch and spread the virus which will cause further mutation. Wearing a cloth on you face is security theater. Treat early on with drugs. Keeping people out of the hospital and from dying by treating early should be the focus, not “stop the spread” which is not attainable.

    • Agreed. But if you haven’t been vaccinated, don’t go to the hospital under any circumstance. It’s full of scammer doctors and nurses. Save the beds and ventilators. Don’t be a hypocrite.

  19. Cause for celebration | August 14, 2021 at 12:21 pm |

    Best decision this council has ever made

  20. Amy Courtland | August 15, 2021 at 5:32 am |

    if we keep wearing stupid masks and scaring people we can vote by mail and ruin the country with chinese bad actors paid to subvert their gov’t

  21. Anon FHoper | August 15, 2021 at 5:57 am |

    Rejoice Ripp! Kabul has fallen. Pedo Joe and the ho are on a roll I tells ya!! Soon we will have internment camps to reprogram all those pro-Trump (black) anti-vaxers, if we are lucky.

    • Again, deflecting blame on the blacks. You must not be in the party of personal responsibility. You must not be a conservative since you want to bankrupt our country to support a paper army. One that dissolved in a week. Trillions. And you want more. Its safe to say that you were likely one of the people calling those who thought the war was a big waste of money a bunch of pussies. Because they had common sense. We could have saved trillions and trillions for the same result.

  22. Barb Montrose | August 15, 2021 at 6:03 am |

    Your mush brained President is begging a bunch of illiterate goat herders with cold war technology weapons not to kill us and burn our embassy and is willing to pay them.

    You damn fools.

    • “a bunch of illiterate goat herders with cold war technology weapons” Uh. They are a bunch of illiterate goat herders. They aren’t going to be able to use or maintain any of that. They got some ammo out of it. We should have never been there in the first place.

  23. Francis Ripp | August 15, 2021 at 7:21 am |

    I truly hope some of these comments are meant as satire or really bad jokes, knowing 60% of Alabama citizens are un-vaccinated. Fairhope restaurants and business are closed. People know people that have died of Covid. Fairhope municipality has as much as 10% of it’s employees out with Covid. Thomas Hospital is full patients with covid. Teachers are scared to death, yet we still can not convince un-vaccinated of the dangers. If you are un-vaccinated and get covid have to go to the hospital,and be put on a ventilator, the last thing you may see is nurses and doctors trying to save your life. They ALL WILL BE WEARING MASKS>

    • Mr. Brightside | August 16, 2021 at 8:58 pm |

      these comments are based on the beliefs of the “conspiracy theorists” i.e. Tucker C.,Sean H., the ignorant far right who have no ability or concept of critical thinking BUT…can be persuaded with $$$.HaHa

  24. 18 months to flatten the curve!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. CNN is slamming Biden for Afghanistan. Why did we evacuate military personnel before civilians? This is a catastrophe!

  26. Kumulla is POTUS in two weeks.
    You heard it hear first ya heard.

  27. Biden has hid his diaper changed by Afghanistan. He has made his bed.

  28. Mister Ripp why do we have to get booster shots? Is it because the vaccine is really inefective? I don’t understand why I need to get a third jab if I have had two already. I even already had covid and have antibodies–I hope. Why keep taking shots?

  29. I heard the final variant on covid is COMMUNISM.

  30. TiredandAngry | August 21, 2021 at 6:29 am |

    Ripp I was looking forward to an update on Biden yesterday.
    I guess you would rather color between the lines this week.
    Do you think people don’t see you are a Biden supporter?
    You live in Baldwin County. And you wonder why people wonder?
    You’re selling a snake oil that’s just too slick. No thanks.
    Biden is a pedophile, a traitor and a person that will be dead soon.
    He is incompetent. He is your hero. Go figure.

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