Baldwin County is a cesspool of political and judicial corruption. In the last 10 years the citizens of Baldwin County, especially Fairhope, have been slapped in the face with blatant corruption. Complaints to the Attorney General do not even generate a response. The Judiciary, Bar and Ethics Commission have a repeated record of one paragraph responses dismissing any and all documented evidence.
!0 years ago this week State Senator Tripp “Boom Boom” Pittman and Fairhope Mayor Tim Kant, using Fairhope Staff, Greg Mims, Sherry Sullivan and Jennifer Fidler, to name a few, secured a bid for $636,000.00, from Fairhope to Senator Pittman for BP Boom work. All those employed by Fairhope, at the time of BP theft have been fired, quit or voted out of office.
Pittman and Kant were told by the County Commission, May 8th 2010, not to proceed with the bid. Pittman and Kant agreed, then Pittman supplied a second proposal under the name Oil Recovery.
On June 4th 2010 the Fairhope City Council calls a special council meeting where they awarded the contract to Pittman tractor, not Oil Recovery. Six days later Pittman gets a check from Fairhope for $372.165.90, for “COMPLETED” boom work, payable to Pittman Tractor.
That’s right Pittman had been working through May without a contract, without a general contractors license, without marine insurance, without county approval or any Ethics approval.
Pittman resurfaced the road of corruption in Baldwin County for the next 10 years. Politicians felt emboldened by Pittman’s success of garnering a total close to, 750,000.00 of BP money under the noses of the Public. Judges, Attorneys, District Attorney and Sheriff said nothing. Pittman, with the help of Mayor Kant and Jack Burrell maintained a debris contract with the City of Fairhope for over 8 years. The contracts only ended when Fairhope elected Karin Wilson. Pittman as a Senator legislatively passed the qualifications for Sheriff in Baldwin County, which are different than any other county in Alabama. Those qualifications enabled the Baldwin County Sheriff to be re elected twice with no opposition.
In Baldwin County you can run for office unopposed yet you are still asked to donate to the only candidate running. A donation for a political race with opposing candidates is a donation. A donation to a candidate with no opposition is a bribe.
In the last 10 years corruption has flourished, Judges and Attorneys are involved in insulating those accused and condemning the victims. Speculation and allegations are abound about Judges accepting bribes to influence cases. Conflicts of Interests between Judges Attorneys and clients are dismissed without the least bit of moral consciousness.
Hear are just a few of the issues, in the last 10 years, glossed over by politicians and the courts for the benefit of a few, mostly CATALYST.
The Mega Site is Mega theft, The Strawman case involves dirty Attorneys and Judges. The Fairhope Airport bid rigging by Council President Burrell. CATALYST politicians bent on political control of the county, at the expense of the citizens. The Chris Elliott DUI, The McSharry case, Spanish Fort Mayor slapping an employee. Fairhope Councilman Boone and his LLC’s, Councilman Brown and his inside dealing Art Center contracts and soccer fields. Fairhope recreation land for 2.65 million and lets not forget the Fairhope CATALYST council trying to give away the triangle property, 11.2 million, under the guise of Conservation easement. The Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance and Mega site. Trust me I could go on with this list for a few more pages.
The common denominator in all these issues are CATALYST. Voting is the only way to rid our communities of CATALYST. Voting for a CATALYST candidate is voting against your own best interest.
In 10 years not one politician, attorney or judge has been held accountable, arrested or indicted for a crime.
I noticed Hightower has a communist star on his sign. No thanks.
Already voted for Carl.
I am voting for CARL
Nobody indicted or any charges filed due to lack of criminal activity. Unemployed homeless bloggers don’t make or enforce the law.
Ripp, were you just called an “unemployed homeless blogger?”
Hey Hoax Busterx. Why you so concerned in the first place? Person just bitching because they are scared or bored. We really don’t care about your pitiful and childish post. Homeless? That all you got…..funny
More folk read ripp than
Yes, there is an inner circle here in Baldwin County. You are either in or you are out.
I want to be in. I will make a donation to the unopposed candidates who use Catalyst then get a permit to build another 200-house subdivision off a small farm road which will overload the schools, roads, and sewers.
I will pay no impact fees, make tons of money and move out of this crowded area and take my money with me. You guys can clean up the mess by paying higher taxes and putting up with the trashed area. I have a nice place in the mountains just outside of Gatlinburg that I am building.
See? Life is great on the “inside!”
What do expect from Tripp Pittman who only received 7% of the votes when running for the Senate seat? Think all these people are any different? Enough said! Put that in your pipe and smoke it Catalyst! Awful Quiet aren’t y’all?
Catalyst is quiet because they are in damage control because their candidates are being outed
Nobody indicted or any charges filed due to lack of criminal activity. I’m glad unemployed homeless bloggers don’t make or enforce the law.
Ah, Hoax Buster, so you guys have a new soundbite. You guys tried “REMF” and it did not go anywhere so now you all have come up with “Unemployed homeless blogger.” Ha ha ha!
Ripp is really pushing your buttons as he exposes your corruption so all you have left is to call names in order to discredit him.
That isn’t even working.
Here, let me help you out: REMF. Unemployed homeless blogger
See? It is not working. You might have to get that reporter who use to write for Baldwin Insider to start back up his blog
Have you noticed how many people have been voted out of office? Voting is key it is justice and the CATALYST candidates have a target on their corrupt backs. As far as an unemployed, homeless blogger you only have the blogger correct
Yeah, Ripp isn’t employed – he has a very popular blog that has more readers than the Courier.
He isn’t homeless – he lives has a house in the police jurisdiction -which you detractors complain that he isn’t in the city limits. So how can he be homeless if you complain he has a house that isn’t in the “city limits?” That sure doesn’t keep Jack from having him talk fearlessly at the city council meetings – and shutting them down as the council runs out of the meeting when Ripp says the magic words:”Strawman.”
Can’t you Catalyst flunkies come up with something more challenging? I mean you guys MUST be running out of material. I gues you are as intellectually bankrupt as you are morally bankrupt.
The Rippster strikes again!
Another Catalyst outed and owned!
Ripp is retired.
His employment is wrecking cat list.
Yep, and he is doing that quite well
It is “Catalyst.” Don’t connect this slimy group to our feline friends. Cats aren’t that bad.
Meanwhile in Daphne, there are three candidates for mayor: Haygood, LeJune, and that retired military guy. Catalyst isn’t using Haygood because Haygood is a micromanager so Catalyst is running the military guy.
Haygood has made Catalyst mad and they don’t like him anymore because Haygood has made more money than his Catalyst handlers and Haygood likes to have his hands on everything the city does in case he misses a real estate opportunity
Why that retired military guy has sold his soul to Catalyst is beyond me. I thought they taught military people things like “honor” and “duty” and “service.” It must be to Catalyst. What a cheap sell out.
Another Catalyst in Daphne? He must disavow catalist or be defeated
Don’t forget the judge that sealed a case to cover up a City officials’ deposition? False insurance claims?
Absolute power creates absolute corruption.
And NO ONE CARES!!!!
Oh I care and I have been spreading the word to all that I can in fairhope to vote the council OUT OF OFFICE
Pittman ledt 1500 anchors in the bay.
Pittman doess a ton of pro bono work for the church. You must be jealous you don’t have a reservation in heaven. Try going to church you deadbeat blogger.
Yeah like pro bono gets you into Heaven. You need to update God on this, Jack4Fairhope
How pretentious you are thinking YOU can dictate who goes to Heaven.
Oh so you must be in charge of reservations in heaven! The universe is not that flawed to allow this. Therefore you must be delusional
Now, let’s visit that “If I go to church I will go to Heaven” assumption. If you read the Bible, that book you carry as a political prop, you will see the word “hypocrite” mentioned in the second part (New Testament). Look up this word and if you have any questions get back with me.
Wow! Smack down on a Catalyst!
Yeah Ripp, go to church and be seen with the rest of the hyocrites who have many others fooled
Free work for the church while he steals from the public???
I heard Burrell knows he’s done for.
And that he no longer has catalyst backing. He is stuck.
Will this mean that’s Jack will go back to Mississippi?
I will pay for the bus ticket
I hope Jack is done. He has done enough damage to this town. The other council members have been weak in not standing up to Jack. Jack has been a bully and they have been cowards. I am disappointed in the rest of the council
The only real man is Karin and she is a girl. That tells you about the state of the council. I feel sorry for the wives because I know they wish that they had real men as husbands
I hope you are right because Jack is out of control
He is so bitter that Mayor Wilson kept him from becoming Mayor
Jack did that to himself and now he is self destructing
Nobody is running against Karin. The clods who run catalyst are having a hard time functioning. Sorta like Joe Biden. They are lost in a corruption sh*tstorm without a rudder. Only Captain Burrell remains. Everybody else is scattering like roaches on raid. Robert Browns wife will disown him if he runs. Boone cannot run because of the FBI investigation and the LLC and spiderweb nightmare unfolding. His son runs catalyst. So this is a big deal. The banker cannot run again because of a severe conflict of interest the bank has learned. Jay Robinson has decided to work on his budding law “practice.” Burrell is the only one running. So, where are the good citizens of Fairhope? Step up and fill the void. Make a difference. Stand strong for a great city that needs public servants. Ripp is one man. He needs a movement.
Ripp, how do we meet up with you to discuss running g for council?
Please run. We need some good women candidates to complemint Mayor Karin.
I M a guy but I have no problems working with Karin. She has showed she is tough and I respect her for her grit, guts, and beauty
Who sold the land for $2.6 million to the city?
What farmer got rich quick?
This cannot be hidden during an election year.
Burrell will sure try to hide it. Backroom deals is all he can do. He has to do all this behind the citizens’ citizens’ citizens’ backs
What a conniving coward he is
My uncle wants to sell his farmland to a developer but the developer won’t pY enough for it
Maybe I can get the council to buy it for a bigger price
I need to call Burrell and cut him in on some of the action
If you cannot beat them then join them
Jack told me that he was going to personally bring back the Jubilees. So there’s that. I dunno tho.
Bring back the jubilees? Ha ha ha ha
The only “fish” that will be in the water is the brown trout brought on because he and that butt munch council have allowed overgrowth and stopped improvements on the sewer
This council are just servants to developers and do not care about the people who voted them in
This council needs to be replaced. They have robbed us of our town and sold it to developers. They are corrupt and rotten to the core
Jack bring back jubilees? He can because he goes to church and commands God to send in the fish