Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is America’s premier holiday.
Reflect with friends and family on our country’s great history and our unforgettable march toward independence as a nation.

Be proud you are an American.

Meanwhile…Here are Four Questions for the Fourth:

1) How is the Fairhope Airport beneficial to the City of Fairhope at a cost of $9 million and $400k annually?

2) Should the City have accepted the gift of Fly Creek Wetlands from a developer?

3) Should there be an auditing of the Soccer Fields ($6 million)?

4) Should there be an auditing of the $13 million “maintenance expenditure” on the old sewerage plant?

We will revisit these questions after the Holiday. However, feel free to chime in related on our active message boards.

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80 Comments on "Fourth of July"

  1. Dope at the airport for years. You people are really slow. Do the math.

  2. Tired of the Fraud | June 30, 2017 at 4:29 pm |

    Airport a joke – hope something is done about the fraud/scams/illegal activity there. #2 – the “Gift” of the wetlands from Corte shows what a “shady character” he is & CANNOT be trusted – – another activity that happened ON Corte property was the death of the young girl several years ago that was Swept under the rug – this needs to be reopened & re investigated. I do NOT care WHO plays cards with the Cortes on their property each week.
    # 3 – YES an audit needs to be done ASAP!!!
    #4 – YES an audit needs to be done & not the regular auditors that normally does the City accounting!!! What is the problem is they are all in cahoots together from the City’s Insurance carrier – who is located next door on up & down!
    And I hope to God something is actually fixing to break & get this mess totally out in the public!!

    For all those that say must not have happened because nothing has come out yet – just wait – their will be alot of embarrassment!! And many will be surprised what does comes out!

    • Anonymous | June 30, 2017 at 6:03 pm |

      The death of the girl on Corte property was quickly ruled as suicide. Was it a suicide?? The small house on Corte property where the “suicide ” took place is now gone??? Was in torn down ??? The chief of police at the time the “suicide” took place was Bill Press who use to go ride horses on the Corte property. Friendly with the Cortes?! You bet!! So was the death of the young woman fully investigated or brushed over by friendship?

    • Great post. Graft is ripe in Fairhope.

  3. What about investigating the Mayor? May have defrauded the Grand Hotel for almost 10 years. Her Lakewood membership listed her twin sister’s husband Mike Lyons as her husband. Mayor and her twin sister used the same account without paying two initiation fees and two monthly dues for almost ten years. That equals thousands of dollars taken from our largest local business. She lacks character, morals and ethics and needs to go.

    • Anonymous | June 30, 2017 at 7:43 pm |

      Do you have proof of this? How did Mike Lyons’ membership explain two wives? Upon seeing her recent actions as Mayor, I don’t doubt that this is true but is there any proof to publish. I hope that Lakewood sues her for the membership fee (which I think is $15,000 for pool & tennis) and the past dues). Or did she just pretend to be her sister when she was there and didn’t truly have a membership in her own name (still fraud)?

      • The Queen needs to go! | June 30, 2017 at 8:53 pm |

        I believe this, if you look at her facebook page there is a political photo from the mayor’s conference, she posted that picture she citizens will back her going to the conference. I would like to know why the mayor had the spyware removed if it was so important in the first place? If has been removed then why did she waste our money? This mayor is so fake it is not funny.

        • The Queen needs to go! | June 30, 2017 at 8:58 pm |

          The mayor also uses the electricity from her bookstore for her residence so she can deduct the bill as a business deduction. Fraud!

          • There is a membership list floating around with her name and Lyons listed as her husband. One of the papers has copies. Wish we could publish photos on here.

            • Why can’t you publish photos? Also, Lakewood has records and must address media requests. Stay on it!

            • Princess Botox | July 1, 2017 at 11:37 pm |

              The way you tell the twins apart is one has tattoos all over her feet, yuck, and the other doesn’t. I guess the mayor thinks her tattoos are a form of art! Classy, real classy!

          • Anonymous | July 1, 2017 at 11:12 pm |

            Can someone at the city electric department confirm that? I bet they can, I bet they can look at the electric usages!

          • Anonymous | July 3, 2017 at 9:00 am |

            You are talking out of your ass. Every time you state something that’s not true, it makes it impossible to believe another word you say about anything else.

            • 102 Fahrenheit | July 3, 2017 at 4:36 pm |

              Is this true? Does the mayor tax deduct her electric bill that she used for her condo? Please explain more? How? What proof do you have? It would not be surprising if she did.

        • Tom Madoux | July 2, 2017 at 8:02 am |

          There are two things the mayor of Fairhope, Alabama, and Gary, Indiana have in common – they share the same last name, Wilson, and they want to stop growth. In 1970, Gary, Indiana had 175,000 population, the 2016 population is 76,000 (est). Queen Wilson will have Fairhope’s population gone if she stays in office.

          • Anonymous | July 2, 2017 at 8:54 am |

            Funny you should mention GARY IND just happened to know the historical reasons for the decline in population.
            The actions of Mayor Wilson are the antithesis of the action of the Mayors on Gary

            Totally different dynamics.

          • Anonymous | July 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm |

            Bizarre comment! Gary, Indiana died b/c of socialist policies. White people moved away to better educate their children and so that their homes would not become worthless.
            I think that Wilson truly wants the best for Fairhope but she has too many loser friends who depend upon her for their paychecks. So very sad for Fairhope…..she is pretty much toast and heaven only knows who we will get next. We just put our money behind a person who isn’t qualified to run a supper club and now we are left with Boone and Burrell being the toasts of the town b/c we would rather have the Goobers than the Stupids.

            • Anonymous | July 2, 2017 at 10:11 pm |

              You are speaking for yourself. I would rather have Mayor Wilson. Having been governed by Nix and the Kant for the 35 years or so. Wilson is a breath of fresh air.
              The City Council are showing their incompetence at every meeting.
              So don’t fret everything is going to be ok

              • Jester Triple-Six | July 2, 2017 at 10:17 pm |

                I guess Nix and Kant did a great job, people moved here. This mayor is clueless, she was down in Miami at the NATIONAL mayor’s conference and sign a pledge for a Bloomberg contest. The submission she needs to get a plan for Fairhope, stop talking and get something done. She is big on ideas and low on performance! Get a plan in place for Fairhope mayor!

      • Lyons was listed as her husband. He had an ID as Wilsons husband but did not have a separate account. Her twin walks in with mayor’s ID or with Lyons and his ID. Only need one ID. Only works if you are a twin and dishonest.

        • So is Mike Lyons a polygamist? Perhaps we need to have the FBI check him out. He is a nice guy……sad to see him exposed as a fraud. Prison.

          • The Queen needs to go! | June 30, 2017 at 10:50 pm |

            I believe the mayor would pull something like that, does not surprise me at all. She loves to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous on a beer budget. AND spend the cities money going to conferences that she doesn’t need to be. She is a fraud.

      • Truth Teller | July 9, 2017 at 11:50 pm |

        It’s true. I have a copy of the Lakewood directory. They pretended she was married to Mike. One copy listed all five of “their” children.

    • If that is true then that is disgusting and she needs to get her fanny to Lakewood and fork over the thousands of dollars that she beat them out of. Transparency??

      • Anonymous | July 1, 2017 at 11:01 pm |

        Turn her into the IRS, and you’ll get to collect 10% of what they recover!

        • Anonymous | July 2, 2017 at 9:21 pm |

          This would not be an IRS issue…….Lakewood can sue her criminally and/or swear out a warrant against the Lyons family and the Mayor. I find it difficult to see Mike Lyons as a criminal……what a nice and sweet guy. I am relatively new here and he has always been so helpful with framing/shipping, etc. Please leave him out of this criminally.

          • We know that it is NOT an IRS issue!

          • If it is true about abusing a membership to Lakewood and it was done through Mike Lyon’s membership then it doesn’t matter how sweet and helpful that you think Mike Lyons is and was, he was just as crooked and deceitful as Karin Wolff Wilson was and needs to be exposed! Nice and sweet guys can also be criminals!!!

            • Anonymous | July 5, 2017 at 9:56 am |

              According to posts here, Mike Lyons does not have a separate membership; rather, the Mayor listed him as her husband so that he would have a membership card. This way, the Mayor can go and take her own husband or Mike Lyons can go and take his wife. Not bad if you can get away with it!

    • Anonymous | July 2, 2017 at 2:31 pm |

      While we are checking with the Grand Hotel, I think we need to see how much back rent the Mayor owes us (the citizens) for renting the sidewalks outside of her bookstore and her bar? Fire hazard also!

      • I totally agree the mayor needs to rent the sidewalks instead of using them like she does. Are there others business that does this? Oh wait, she is the queen!

        • Anonymous | July 3, 2017 at 9:09 am |

          Broken Egg Cafe, the Local and most of the clothing stores in town also use the sidewalks outside their front doors.

          • Concerned Citizen | July 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm |

            You are right, they do use the sidewalks and when you are trying to walk you have to stop to let others walk by you or you have to walk in the street. They all should be charged for the usage. Also, the Broken Egg Cafe has NICE tables and chairs and not plastic, those plastic chairs and tables should all be metal.
            What would happen if everyone used the sidewalks like that? Then there would not be usable sidewalks, there needs to be a city ordinance to forbids this or pay the city.
            I actually had someone bump into my leg pushing a stroller by the bookstore because there was no room to walk. It left a massive bruise, it hurt like hell, the couple apologized but it could be avoided.

    • Baldwin Lover | July 3, 2017 at 9:49 pm |

      Well folks, when is the mayor going to sue the city and council? She stated that if the council didn’t pay the $15,000 so she could have her own attorney she would take it to circuit court. The council voted NO, as they should have and now it is the mayor’s move! She is stupid, will she sue all of us or do home?

    • Incredible , investigating this now* will post findings..

  4. Tired of the Fraud | June 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm |

    Yep – the Corte’s think they can get by with murder & they must think everyone else is stupid. For the house to be torn down is more than suspicious!!! Call in higher up authorities!

  5. Anastasia H. | June 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm |

    The dumping of raw sewage has to stop! I understand that Kant needed to cut a nice deal for himself and the councilmen ($13 million) but this deal was a huge turd for Fairhope citizens.

    Why spend thirteen million to continue dumping excrement in the bay?

    Please, please, please stop this disgusting practice.

    Fairhope is only as good as this primitive method of disposing of human feces that causes diseases.

    Thank you.

  6. FruitNutter | June 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm |

    Happy Fourth to Mayor Karin and her family. Thank you for taking Kant out and giving our community a true Fair Hope for success!

  7. Wendy Webb Solomon | July 1, 2017 at 12:27 am |


  8. Number 3 is a definite YES on auditing money spent on soccer fields! The whole thing from purchasing the land to the finished project ….SMELLS!

  9. Jack and Boone are on the take.
    Get woke.

  10. Sandy Bait | July 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm |

    Porn on them computers pkural.

  11. Sylvia Strickland | July 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm |

    This is a good little list to start on. I am sure the council won’t want to audit anything. They appear to be part of the Kant Club 4 Men.

  12. Sandy Bait | July 2, 2017 at 11:44 am |

    Would love to see Fairhope change. But the corruption is too entrenched. Better get the secretary of state back down here in 2020. The GOoBs will steal it back. They would love to take us back.

  13. Stanley K. | July 2, 2017 at 9:12 pm |

    Happy Fourth Mr. Ripp.
    Semper Fi!

  14. KantClub4Men | July 3, 2017 at 5:53 am |

    Word is one of the council people is on here on the reg.
    Developing story…stay tuned…

  15. Crystal B. | July 3, 2017 at 12:32 pm |

    Jester is none other than…

    • He/she appears to know more than most, whoever this person is, he/she has to be an insider. Or a close friend of the mayor that is not really a close friend or someone that is very social and is the same social circles as the mayor??? He/she (Jester) is clearly a smart ass!

      • Anonymous | July 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm |

        I have heard a lot of people who, like me, voted for Karin, and have been so disgusted with her inexplicable actions since her election. I have always said to everyone to please have a friend or family member sit down with her and try to explain what a nightmare she has created; everyone has always come back and said that she will not listen to anyone at all……..not her sister, husband, brother-in-law…….she only listens to the high school grads on her payroll. I feel so sorry for her family. Mike Lyons did not deserve this……

        • Jester Triple-Six | July 4, 2017 at 11:27 am |

          Everyone that voted for her deserves what they have, a mayor that is so far over her head that she has to surround herself with uneducated people because it makes her look smarter. If you preview her Facebook page and notice the new picture, it has been touched up to hide the aging process, she is a narcissist. I have spoken to a lot of people that voted for her, and with few exception, all said she is an embarrassment to Fairhope. The way she dresses, she came to the VFW on Memorial Day dress like she did. The way she showed up proved she has no respect for the military. She needs to dress her age! Stop acting like a baby girl!

      • Chocbay Surfer | July 4, 2017 at 6:41 am |

        Jester f face is a council person?

  16. It’s in the PIPELINE
    FIREWORKS are about to FLY

    • Anonymous | July 3, 2017 at 6:22 pm |

      Do NOT swim off the pier. The sewage system cannot handle the current load. Look at all the houses that have been built and no extra sewage facilities. Thank you, current politicians for allowing this cancerous growth.

      • Anonymous | July 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm |

        Yes, but they allowed the growth because they were paid off to allow the building to happen. What did YOU give the politicians? Huh?

      • Susan Delpino | July 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm |

        I saw a log the other day that was definitely no bird turd. Kant always said it was the geese pooping but they are dumping straight crap into the bay. I am sickened.

  17. Sewerpipe | July 4, 2017 at 6:42 am |

    Ah so Jester is Burrell? LOL

    • Jester Triple-Six | July 4, 2017 at 4:12 pm |

      Yep, you have caught me! You must be Einstein! Fool!

    • Anonymous | July 4, 2017 at 10:03 pm |

      I seriously doubt that…….Burrell may be a crook but I doubt if he has any appetite for the tripe on this site. I don’t always agree with the Ripp Report but I have a lot of respect for it. Sadly, there are a lot of commenters who should not even be allowed internet access. I think that Jack wouldn’t sink so low as to engage.

  18. Anonymous | July 4, 2017 at 8:40 am |

    These comments are awful. It’s one thing to accuse someone of misdeeds. It’s absolutely infantile, mean-spirited and slanderous to throw out criticism that you’ve “heard”, that “somebody” told you, that you’ve simply made up to support your case, whatever that may be. Just because we are able to comment here anonymously should not give grown adults a pass to say things that they would NEVER EVER say to that person face-to-face – things without any substance or proof. If you accuse someone of a falsehood just because you can do it anonymously, you’re the worst kind of coward. You should be ashamed of yourself…but I am sure you are not. These hateful comments from hidden people who are my neighbors, who share this community with me, who are mere inches away from inciting violence, should not be tolerated. By anyone. I’m embarrassed by the people in my town who are proving themselves to be exactly like those who live outside Fairhope accuse us of being. Shame, shame, shame on you.

    • Jester Triple-Six | July 4, 2017 at 11:48 am |

      You bore me mayor! You are the one that lies and hides behind your own lies. You have accused people of high crimes and misdemeanors, spend our money for your own gain. Somewhere in the back of that little bittie mind of yours, you think you are going to move up in politics. Does your bookstore share the same HVHC used with your condo upstairs? And does the bookstore pay that bill and all the electric bill that is associated with it? And do you not deduct that bill for a business expense? Do you use a city phone for anything personal? Do you use your city computer to communicate with other politicians to chit-chat? You hypocrisy have no bounds. Threaten to sue the council, the city which is the people because you don’t get your way! You fired folks because you do not like them, you place spyware on computers, you know you have used Lakewood and you are not a member, and you know that going to those conferences are just a way for you to meet with Democrats. You waste our money, you need to get you ass to work, where is a master plan, where are all the things you promised in your campaign. No mayor you are the coward, bully, fool and self-loving idiot. Shame, shame, shame on you too!

      I don’t give a Ripp what you think we are!

      • KantClub4Men | July 4, 2017 at 7:15 pm |

        Jack aka ‘JESTER’…

      • Anonymous | July 4, 2017 at 8:21 pm |

        I don’t know who you are and I don’t care who you are.
        One thing ….STFU ….your whining is sickening. Accusations you made True or not …do something about it or please please SHUT UP

    • Truth Teller | July 10, 2017 at 12:04 am |

      It’s only libel and slander if it’s not true. Grand Hotel fraud 100% true. Saw it with my own eyes, did not ‘hear from’ anyone. Have the directories in my file drawer. They bragged about it. They were proud of getting one over on the Grand.

  19. Chocbay Surfer | July 4, 2017 at 9:48 am |

    Dont worry about poop in the bay. After every big rain so much water flows thru the bay its like a big flush. All better.

  20. Inspector Clouseau | July 5, 2017 at 9:02 am |

    Triple Six is not Burrell. It is likely not Boone; he is not tech savvy. Conyers is a candidate, for sure, but it doesn’t fit his persona. I think it is either Robinson or Brown.

  21. Anonymous | July 5, 2017 at 7:41 pm |

    Wow! This town was not evil and hateful before all of the liberal Democrats moved into here!!! Please go back to from wherever you came. You evil attacks on honest people and their families are not Fairhope. Have been here all of my life and you are not the caliber of people that deserve a town like Fairhope. Please quit destroying our piece of paradise. If there are serious evil problems in Fairhope, YOU brought them here. Take them with you when you leave.

  22. I feel like im on an episode of Pretty Little Liars! This is some crazy shit.

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