FEAR OF CHANGE, that is what is driving the NO vote in Fairhope. Special interest, Catalyst and the Catalyst “At Large” Council, are relying on a couple of the oldest political tools in the campaign war chest, fear and ignorance. The NO votes efforts are supported by special interests, NOT the citizen’s interest.



FAIRHOPE For 12 years The Ripp Report has been reporting on issues related to Fairhope. One thing that is perfectly obvious is that the way Fairhope has been governed, has not worked.

Source: rippreport.com/2018/11/01/the-face-of-no/

Mr. Gary Thorson, of Forever Fairhope, a political action committee, is another NO vote.

Fairhope voters will decide on new form of government

Gary says that “the whole purpose is to change the whole power structure of the city.”

Well Gary you need to play the lotto because you are the winner. You are absolutely right and here is why:




Source: rippreport.com/2018/10/30/vote-yes-on-nov-6th/

Alabama is the most corrupt State in the United States and Baldwin County is in competition with Jefferson County as the most corrupt county in Alabama. THAT IS A FACT

Let that soak in!

The CATALYST NO vote motto says it all:


How about if you don’t know, find out, investigate, educate yourself. Just saying NO is like straight ticket voting. It requires NO thought process.

This slogan questions your intelligence and asks you to remain ignorant.

VOTING YES moves Fairhope forward, not backwards. VOTING YES means that Fairhope is going to have the most common form of Government. VOTING YES gives everyone representation and helps to prevent corruption by SPECIAL INTERESTS.





Source: rippreport.com/2018/10/30/vote-yes-on-nov-6th/



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57 Comments on "FEAR"

  1. Yaya sistahood | November 2, 2018 at 1:28 pm |

    This whole thing is like Oz revealed. They even have propped up jim nix like weekend at bernies…craziness!

    Vote YES.
    Bring folks to polles.

  2. If You Don’t Know, Stay Home!
    The only good thing about special interests speaking out on this is people can see how dumb they really are.

    • The vote no if you don’t know flyer looks like it was done by a rookie. Must’ve been one of the lame duck council. I predict none will be re elected to the new government in 2020.

  3. Crazy Carol | November 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm |

    The current form of City Government has shown to be infighting and adults who can not be civil and respectful of oppposing ideas.
    If you vote NO , things will remain the same.
    If we change and take the power from the Council, and a professional administrator is in charge this will change the way we handle and solve the City’s day to day business. We might actually get some positives accomplished. The majority DID vote for CHANGE. So it can not hurt to VOTE YES.
    When you vote Tim back in, you will still be in charge.

  4. Voting YES and then then voting them out | November 2, 2018 at 3:21 pm |

    I will vote “YES” this Tuesday. Then I will vote them out in 2020. Either way, these drunken frat boys (Well said, JD Crowe!) need to be kicked off the council. They are a disgrace to the town.

  5. Georgia Orwell | November 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm |

    The mailer that the ‘No’s’ have sent out is full of lies. Whoever wrote this propaganda should be sued for slander of Fresh Start Fairhope.

  6. Shit stirrer | November 2, 2018 at 9:29 pm |

    If Fairhope is so corrupt, why does everyone move here? If it wasn’t a successful government, if Ripps “Catalyst “ was so terrible, why has Fairhope been such a great place to live for so long? People, get your heads out of your ass. This change may not been seen immediately, it may take years to see, but be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

    • Tell jim nix to go pound sand. Vote ?

    • Friend of Their Prey | November 2, 2018 at 10:57 pm |

      Dear Shit Stirrer,
      Like my Mama used to say, don’t stir up sh** because it will just stink!
      You probably do not know of the corruption in Fairhope because you just haven’t crossed paths with one of those power hungry politicians. If they or their buddies want something you have or if you do something they do not like, they will use their power and every tool they have at their disposal to destroy you.

      I know of several people in Fairhope who have been hurt by their evilness.

      And I lived here long before they were in power.

      Fairhope is great because of the founding families and the unique colony they created, it also has to do with the natural resources.

      Fairhope’s greatness has absolutely nothing to do with a politician or the greedy, and evil people trying to hang on to power. They will do and say anything to keep power. It has to end.

      So dear ss, believe me when I tell you that the truth eventually comes out. You will see what many of us already know for fact.

      There has been over 40 years of absolute power and where you have absolute power, you have corruption and greed. It is a well oiled machine and has been running and making several men in this town extremely wealthy. Most people go about their business and have no earthly idea what is going on.

      And, before the next unfortunate fellow crosses their path, I do hope and pray we get that change. It is needed. I hope that you are just naive like most in town , and you are basically a good conservative person and can not imagine anyone doing what I know has been done. It is frightening and sad – the things I know!

      Because I love Fairhope so very much, this makes me so sad, I can hardly stand it. Please trust me on this.

    • I will stand with Zunk against the machine.

      • Zunk is out for publicity. He does not represent the concept of fresh start at all.

        • Georgia Orwell | November 5, 2018 at 7:17 pm |

          Publicity for what purpose? It appears that he is either retired or semi-retired quite comfortably. I think he is doing this because he lives here and wants the City to survive, which I doubt it can do with our current government. And either he or someone on his committee coined the term, Fresh Start Fairhope, so I think he very clearly represents the concept.

    • Hey Sh*t Stirrer,
      Don’t put the word Catalyst in quotes. It is a real organization funded by real estate developers and politicians. Yiu will find its name in the campaign reports of politicians.
      Here is another caveat for you: when Joe Davis , a Catalyst client, gets elected to the County Commission, his vacant city council seat will be filled by Catalyst Mouthpiece Jonathan Armstrong.
      Catslyst works this way and is real

  7. Tim Kant is running for mayor. Watch out Fairhope

  8. In The Know In Fairhope | November 3, 2018 at 11:33 am |

    Well if Tim Kant is going to run for Mayor I hope the rest of his corruption comes out before. Not all of his corruption has been brought out but soon will. It is funny what he thought he could get by with & thought no one could find out but he had others involved also not only in Fairhope but some of the CORRUPT Attorneys in Fairhope & Baldwin County as well. It is MORE than an Ethics Violation. And yes he has even been PAID by some in Baldwin County for MANY favors!!! Been paid by landowners etc to get what they want – he should have been locked up years ago. People that do not want to believe all this just wait!!!

    • Could one of the big landowners possibly be Bobby Faust?? Didn’t that appear in one of the newspapers?

      • Truthseeker | November 4, 2018 at 8:22 am |

        So sad you believe everything you read in a biased newspaper or a bad blog or a political flyer. Corrections were made but no one saw that. Court records were sealed but at the request of another party because they didn’t want their personal information revealed publicly. Lies just keep being repeated. Go to the court records and look at facts. I dare you.

  9. Most people i know are all for the change

  10. Spanish Fort Oracle | November 3, 2018 at 9:27 pm |

    I say that Catalyst will have the NO votes win. By the way Shit Stirrer is correct in predicting Armstrong will be the next Daphne Council member.
    Catalyst is more powerful than anyone in tge County. With Elliot we see Catalyst going to the state level

  11. All About Me | November 4, 2018 at 8:33 am |

    This may be the stupidest blog post Ripp has made to date. Nothing but husband opinion.

    VOTE NO!!!!!!

  12. Catalystrules | November 4, 2018 at 10:26 am |

    Will be a disruptor at rock creek.
    Resist the change!

  13. Know for a Fact!! | November 4, 2018 at 10:31 am |

    I would NOT vote No in the Fairhope election even if Burrell, Boone & Brown paid me. I will definitely vote YES!!!!! And of course one of the landowners was Bobby Faust that paid Tim Kant a HUGE amount of money to get what he wanted & still plays the same games for the Faust family. Voters please beware to what had been going on & do not be fooled as people have been in the past. Yes court records were sealed to not get their mess revealed & out in the public eye. What does that tell you?? They are corrupt & they know it!!!

    • Seriously, who are you? If you know so much for a fact. Use your name. Stop perpetuating rumors and share some facts
      Bobby Faust is a Fairhope property owner where his family has lived for 75+ years. Other than that he sold his Fairhope Nut Processing plant to the City of Fairhope. Tell me about any other “projects” he has where he needs to be concerned about who is mayor? He has fought against a development using our family’s drive way as an entrance. I personally have never heard him complain about Fairhope’s current mayor beyond the false information she allowed someone to send out in a mailer. If you think my 84 year old father is some sort of “force to be reckoned with” you are sadly mistaken. He is just a nice man.
      Lorie Faust

  14. You liberals are idiots.
    Burrell will be the first mayor elected under the new government.

    All forget so easy.

    Jack got more votes than anybody in the last election.

    Eat it.

    Mayor Burrell!!

    • Not a liberal | November 4, 2018 at 11:56 am |

      Not all people who are Ripp fans are liberals. Some are just as conservative as Catalyst reports itself to be. It’s just that Ripp readers do not like the inbred good ole boy system

      • I consider myself a republican but I donot like how the catalyst group has gotten control of the party

    • Georgia Orwell | November 5, 2018 at 8:22 am |

      Burrell got more votes because he ran against a young woman who was not only new to Fairhope but who also had no relevant experience. No one knew who she was; there were rumors that Kant had recruited her to run so that Burrell would be sure to win, but I don’t know if that is true. Karin Wilson ran against then Mayor Kant and received more votes than he did. You are comparing oranges and pineapples when you compare Burrell’s share of the vote against a virtual stranger. Also, Burrell and Brown both ran on their opposition to the apartments at Fly Creek; then after winning, they both supported the apartments…….I don’t trust either of them to honor their promises again and neither should anyone else.

  15. Good ole boys built too much. Cashed in.
    Now they get cashed out!!!

  16. Gertrude Stein | November 4, 2018 at 10:09 pm |

    I predict 60-40 FOR.

  17. Angelremembered | November 5, 2018 at 6:35 am |

    Our coffee club talked about the new governmeent and who will run for what when it passes. Somebody at Julwins mentioned that Kant “may be in trouble we will see…”
    What that means I don’t know but I seriously doubt he runs again. He has
    gained weight and looks like he would be a no at this point based on
    what I am hearing. I do hear that Burrell and Brown would likely be in the same district and that Boone and Robinson and the banker aren’t running. Looks like Burrell or Brown or Colby Cooper for mayor. That’s the word on the street. fyi.

  18. Can Catalyst still run things even if the new government is voted on?

  19. If it passes so what?
    Catalyst will still win.
    They will find more corrupt white guys.

  20. Send Burrell back to Mississippi !! | November 5, 2018 at 7:51 pm |

    I was one of the ones that voted for Burrell in last election – whole family did. Well what he promised he did not do – we will not be fooled again. – also after watching his arrogant behavior which he tries to be very controlling at the council meetings – he is more than a turnoff. Wish to goodness he woukd go back to where he came from – Mississippi!! He is not wanted in Fairhope!!

  21. Catalyst is scared of losing their sugartit.
    How esle would these losers make money if it wasn’t corrupt?

  22. I saw Robert brown made a video on why you should vote NO.
    Fairhope Uncensored.
    He is so nervous he’s shaking while he reads from cards.
    Whose idea?

    • Georgia Orwell | November 6, 2018 at 9:34 pm |

      Appears that they won again……..Brown is an idiot, Burrell is evil, Boone is just greedy and drunk (imho). Fairhope voters are so stupid!!!! All of those old people in line today b/c their churches told them to go with the ‘Christians, Boone and Burrell………LOL!

      • All About Me | November 6, 2018 at 9:40 pm |

        You’re an idiot!

      • All About Me | November 6, 2018 at 10:26 pm |

        Don’t like it Georgia? Speaking of stupid. Go back to where you came from.

      • Georgia, I am old and yes I was in that line. I did not vote the way you insinuated old people vote and the CHURCH has never determined how I vote! I consider your comments right up there with racist remarks!! Some people just cannot take it when things don’t go THEIR WAY!! You might as well be on the playground at middle school. Grow Up!!!!!!!!

  23. All About Me | November 6, 2018 at 9:41 pm |

    Suck on that Ripp! Now just go away loser!

  24. All About Me | November 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm |

    Was that a clean sweep Ripp? Bahahahahahaha

    • Not All About Me | November 7, 2018 at 10:56 am |

      Hey you win some and you lose some – but Ripp ain’t going anywhere soon. We are in this for the LONG haul.
      Ripp, you have exposed Catalyst and the Good Ole Boys. More and more people in Baldwin County are beginning to find out the dirty dealings outside developers are doing in buying and paying for politicians who sell themselves as Conservative Christians.
      Because of this, you have toppled some BIG DOGS and exposed the rest.
      The mere fact that a change of government made it on the ballot and got the Catalysts scared was enough this time around.
      People are onto the outside developers. Even Tucker Dorsey tried to tell people he wasn’t a developer before he LOST. Now Brown is trying to tell people he isn’t a developer.
      Hey Catalyst: we are STILL coming for you. We will run you and your pump grinders, your cheaply built cookie-cutter subdivisions, and your hypocritical ways out of Baldwin County.

      Bahahahahaha back at you.

  25. problem is Paul is you are a sore loser, the PEOPLE have spoken its over just like Karin Wilson’s administration in two years.

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