Boone and Burrell Fairhope
"I swear Beavis, I have covered my tracks, don't you have a plane to catch?"


Everyone in Fairhope, Alabama is now aware of the rude conduct of the two councilmen who were elected with little or no opposition in the last election. The mainstream news media, as well as social media has covered their bullying and condescending actions leveled at the newly elected mayor for months. Citizens have confronted councilmen Burrell and Boone directly and publicly at city council meetings using public participation, voicing their disgust about the bullying tactics. Preachers and pastors have even weighed in all to no avail.

What the hell is going on?

Who is advising them to do this, and what is the motivation?

These are two questions that obviously come to mind. It is a fact that Mr Burrell misread the election and decided to rerun for city council instead of running for mayor, as he feared he could not beat the previous mayor who had promised he would support him in 2020. Is Jack so bitter about his failure to run for mayor that he now feels he has to take it out on the newly-elected mayor? Or is he getting marching orders from the defeated good ole boys?

Mr. Boone, a self-proclaimed good ole boy, is supported by Catalyst, his son’s dark political organization that represents the self interests of a few and ignores the majority. They have celebrated the hiring freeze, seeing it as a victory against the mayor, ignoring the negative effects it is having on the community. Although, Mr. Boone never raised his voice in four years with the previous mayor, who was supported and financed by Catalyst.

One explanation has been Mr. Burrell’s own comments. Burrell was overheard in a local restaurant saying that he “will drive the mayor out of office in less than a year and assume her position.” Really? Is Jack that short-sighted or just following the game plan of Catalyst? Another reason may be that they have something to hide or maybe their actions are representative of their character.

Whatever the case, their harsh behavior is counterproductive, rude, crude, socially unacceptable, and the purest form of bullying.

The other three newly elected councilmen have not necessarily agreed with the mayor on every issue, but they have been civil. That is expected and an important ingredient of good government, let’s hope they can influence Mr. Burrell and Mr. Boone to act like gentlemen, instead of acting like Beavis and Butthead.

Beavis and Butthead should also respect the mayor’s husband, who has had to tolerate their behavior and witness his wife being bullied. How would they react if it were their wives being treated this way? Or is this how they treat their wives and all other women?

Francis Paul Ripp

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  1. A Southern Lady | March 31, 2017 at 12:58 pm |

    Would you please send this current post & picture dated today March 31, 2017 to every local & main newspapers in the State of Alabama!! This needs to get out in the open – as Jack does not like “Social Media”!! We want it also in the next Sunday paper! Thank you!

  2. Fedora Upton or \"Fed Up\" | March 31, 2017 at 1:10 pm |

    What makes you think someone is advising Boone and Burrell? I think they are plenty capable of acting like jerks on their own. They are really good at bullying as most good old boys are! Hope they self destruct soon because we need to get on with the needs of the City of Fairhope!

  3. Jackie Wavrunek | March 31, 2017 at 1:10 pm |

    Great email re: two perfect assholes…too bad they have NONE of Karen Wilson’s class!!!

  4. Its a red herring
    Have people talk about how rude they are instead of AIRPORT and BOONES businesses!

  5. Fairhope Native | March 31, 2017 at 2:54 pm |

    If Jack Burrell & Kevin Boone think they are going to get their way & win over the citizens of Fairhope by bullying & intimidating the Mayor & citizens they are dead wrong!!! How childish to be bullying – that in itself shows they do not need to be on our Council & represent Fairhope! Do not know what they are trying to prove – except this might be their way of distracting citizens to hide their crap! We have now got to find a way to get this stopped immediately. Neither one of them will intimidate me to get their way.

  6. A good post! Especially since Jack and Kevin are proud to be called “good ‘ol boys” not understanding that it is condescending!

    Beavis and Butt-head is spot-on: Not very bright, extremely immature and probably laugh like idiots when they’re together!

    If the other three councilmen keep sitting back and doing nothing, agreeing with most everthing B&B say, then they’ll continue to lose the respect and support from the constituents.

    It’s tine to wake up Jimmy, Jay and Robert!

  7. Rose Marie Compton | March 31, 2017 at 7:03 pm |

    Burrell got the cameras put in. What a maroon.

  8. Hemiwolfgang4 | March 31, 2017 at 9:38 pm |

    Burrell is under investigation. Fairhope old regulars have placed too much faith in him. It may be over. It was a nice run with Kant.

  9. Ole Alabamian | March 31, 2017 at 10:54 pm |

    The sex of the mayor should not have anything to with anything, politics is a tough business. While I am very neutral in this political situation, the mayor can be just as rude, instead of raising her voice she interrupts others and has a very hard of listening.

    She has surrogates who insults the council publically, this is uncalled for. Everyone needs to understand something, the council does not have to allow any public participation, the open meetings are just for citizens to observe how their government works, nothing more.

    I have been very hesitant to post in this forum, it may lend some credibility to this site. Again, I did not vote for the mayor, nor did I vote for Kant, though I did vote. I am simply an observer around here, and there is rudeness on all sides! And yes, my family has been from these parts long before most, that that includes the Greene family or the mayor!

    • George Stanton | April 2, 2017 at 7:49 am |

      Pretty easy to see that the system was rigged prior to Mayor Wilson. It’s a lot like national politics. Trump exposed the rigged system and defeated it. I imagine the next election cycle (if fair again) will clean up the rest.

    • Why do you believe that you lend any credibility here? You have posted anonymously and you clearly lack basic English language skills?

    • Anonymous | April 9, 2017 at 2:07 am |

      You must not be paying attention. Jack and Kevin are serious bullies. their behavior is not acceptable. What I’ve noticed is if the mayor doesn’t interject – Jack and Kevin won’t let her speak. The others seem to think it’s acceptable. Even impartial people think so.

      I’m glad she’s standing up for herself and for the voters.

  10. I overheard Burrell at a Mardi Gras party bragging that he was going to force the mayor out of office and take over himself.

  11. Johnny on the spot | April 1, 2017 at 9:32 am |

    Catalyst’s propaganda blog also known as The Baldwin Insider, is going nuts over Ripp’s blog. Notice that Ripp just quotes facts while Catalyst’s blog can only mock Ripp

    • Anonymous | April 2, 2017 at 5:33 pm |

      Facts? What a joke. This rag wouldn’t know a fact if it snuck up behind him and kicked him in the ass!

  12. Anonymous | April 1, 2017 at 6:28 pm |

    Lighten up Francis!

    • Melvin Beam | April 2, 2017 at 7:40 am |

      Boone and Burrell got arrogant and thought they could do whatever they wanted. Francis is like a dog with a bone and will not stop until his questions are answered. Too bad our local journalists don’t do this anymore

  13. Ben Dover | April 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm |

    You people are a bunch of idiots. Just keep bending over while Ripp sticks it to you!

  14. Anonymous | April 2, 2017 at 6:56 pm |

    “Ben Dover” must be a typical Catlyst/BaldwinInsider/Flunky for the developers. Notice he cannot resist making anal references – much like what Baldwin Insider is doing to Baldwin County people. Baldwin Insider is not “Legion.” They are part of the group that is ruining Baldwin County.

    • Anonymous | April 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm |

      Ripp and this rag continue to divide Fairhope!

      • Ole Fairhoper | April 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm |

        Yeah, Ripp divides Fairhope into those that want to preserve Fairhope as their home and those who want to sell Fairhope out to the real estate developers and the Catalyst Group.

  15. Wow… Claim to be a journalist and resorting to name calling. I appreciate hearing the faacts, but this is childish

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