Place one in the County Commissioner’s race is a classic example of getting what you wished for and it backfiring. Mr Frank Burt has solidly held this position since 1988, wow, 29 years. Mr. Burt is intent on holding that position. I was hoping for change and that Mr. Burt would retire and the seat open for several new candidates.

Catalyst had other plans, once they learned Mr. Burt was seriously running they recruited Jeb Ball as their new foot solider and abandoned Burt, that say’s a lot. District one voters will not abandon Burt

for some young buck, placed and picked for them. It will take maybe a little “fixing,” on Catalyst part to pull a win over Burt.

So the choice may be difficult and not what we want but Mr Burt brings something to the table and Ball
represents Catalyst, not Baldwin County.

District 1 – Honorable Frank Burt, Jr. (R) Office of Vice Chairman

District 1 – Honorable Frank Burt, Jr. (R) Office of Vice Chairman

Baldwin County Commission, Alabama

Source: baldwincountyal.gov/Government/BC-commission/district-1-commission

Baldwin County Substance Abuse Services, BCSA, was founded and organized by Judges and lawyers. At the time many judges and attorneys voiced concerns related to conflict of interests and had questions about where would the money go? BCSA is a company certified by the administrative office of the courts, to provide court ordered level one and level two courses as well as educational classes, involving drug or alcohol related crimes.

Baldwin Substance Abuse Services

Baldwin Substance Abuse Services

Baldwin Substance Abuse Services is certified by the Administrative Office of Courts to provide Baldwin County, Alabama with the proper Court Referral Education Programs as ordered by the courts.

Source: www.baldwinsubstanceabuseservices.org/

Please note the infamous, Judge Michelle Hart, aka Thomason, was one of the founders of BCSA. She also holds the dubious title of being the first client of Catalyst, connect the dots.

In short it is a money scheme that allows you to pay your way out of what you have been convicted of. Money Money Money crime go away.

Mr Ball was selected for this post just as he is being selected by Catalyst to represent them, not us.

BCSA has come under fire many times for the practice of collecting fees and urine tests in CASH.

Mr. Ball should not be allowed to hold the position of Director of BCSA, if Catalyst is successful in winning the seat for Ball. Folks think about what a position Mr. Ball would be in holding, a Commissioners seat as well as Director for BCSA. He now would face being compromised by Catalyst, as well as maybe lawyers and judges, it is too big a conflict to try and wear both hats.



Qualifications for the mid-term elections in Baldwin County are final on February 9th at 5:00 pm. Baldwin County residents need to reject the incumbents and Catalyst candidates. QUALIFICATION…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/01/24/the-pot-and-the-kettle-are-black/

Mr Burt becomes the exception in the effort to replace all four incumbent commissioners, with only one challenging candidate, who is Catalyst, the voters must vote Burt.



Here is a picture of the four Baldwin County Commissioners that need to be put to pasture. The perfect pasture would be that 35 million dollar plus mega site that the commissioners have saddled their…

Source: rippreport.com/2017/11/03/say-goodbye-incumbents/

Baldwin County citizens should hold Mr. Burt and the other commissioners responsible and accountable for the Mega-Site Dump, as it is referred to in District one, however Mr Ball is not the answer.



The Ripp Report has written about the Baldwin County Mega-site numerous times. In May last year we had an update on it’s sales status, nothing new. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – BALDWIN…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/03/02/cattle-gate-mega-site/

Jeb is playing with the wrong balls.

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26 Comments on "WRONG BALL"

  1. Why are we surprised at this? Mr. Burt may not even make it to the election – leaving Catalyst the winner either way.
    This outfit has its greasy tentacles so far into Baldwin County that one just HAS to admire their manipulative powers

  2. George Stanton | March 9, 2018 at 6:57 pm |

    It is amazing that the news papers don’t cover crap anymore.
    Sad as our president might say!

    • The local newspapers are no longer journalistic endeavors. Even McCollough is a sellout. He is a joke. I look at Gulf Coast newspapers on sale at the convenience stores and think of toilet paper. What a joke. The founding fathers wrote the First Amendment and McCullough has trashed it. Until they fire him I will not buy the paper. It is garbage

    • Anonymous | March 9, 2018 at 8:24 pm |

      Fairhope Courier was once a good read. Now it is a Catalyst sellout. Boycott Gulf Coast News!

    • Totally agree. Why are people still reading this trash. GCN is a self-serving joke for special interests.

  3. Ball is part of a corrupt scheme to take money from dui offenders.
    He is a mule for thomason and her suitor. Bracken.

    • Judge Crap | March 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm |

      Don’t think that Judge Thomason is the first worthless lying bitch in the court. She ruins good people’s lives and takes money that she may not supposed too. Like, bribing money for prolonging a divorce or for who gets the kids???? We ALL KNOW THIS! What stupid people and insulting a lot of you people are how you back the devils work!

      • Daphneoracle | March 11, 2018 at 10:36 pm |

        Plus she sucks the judges D***.

        • Drunk Catalyst they are | March 12, 2018 at 11:26 pm |

          She certainly does. Not mine with that dirty and shit smelling breath of hers. Get together people. Judge Thomason is worthless trash who purposely hurts family with her very evil ways. She is only qualified to judge two things: a co$k sucking contest or who can screw someone out of the most during ANY divorce case. Oh, sorry, one more thing? What ever side the attorney she is leaving lipstick on their ???? to drag in the case so he can make more money!!!!!

      • Red Huffman | March 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm |

        Ihe $old her heartless soul.
        A long time ago.

      • Anonymous | May 10, 2018 at 11:23 pm |

        Judge thomason aka catalyst queen is a liar pure evil!!!

  4. Alvin Tatum | March 10, 2018 at 7:19 am |

    Whether or not Catalyst “recruited” Jeb Ball is irrelevant. Ball is not qualified for the job nor is it just for him to hold a central leadership position in Baldwin Substance Abuse and hold the county commission seat. This is too much. He refuses to address this obvious conflict.

    • The very fact that he is Catalyst is enough to determine that he must not be on the Commission

  5. I was in Mr. Ball’s DUI class. He pulled out a shotgun in class. I think he is crazier than a shithouse loon.

  6. New to Fairhope | March 11, 2018 at 1:11 pm |

    Just read March 7th Gulf Coast News & Robert Browns comments – Brown needs to know the majority of Fairhope does NOT give him (Brown) much credit. We do Not trust Brown nor the other Fairhope Council members. Also, who cares that Pitman is spelled with 1 “t” & not 2 !!! Yes what he is doing IS for his benefit. Ripp does not mislead – he tells the TRUTH & is getting all the mess that has been going on in Fairhope out in the open. Just who does Brown think he (Brown) is fooling??!

    • Not Lynn Stacey | March 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm |

      Brown is fooling the new folks who have moved in within the past 20 years. Since is is with that Catalyst group he will probably be elected due to apathy of the electorate.

  7. Drunk Catalyst they are | March 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm |

    By the way. Why are we all of seeing catalyst Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott in the newspaper and in tv more lately. Doesn’t the tv stations and the print media know that we have had enough of this Drunk. I guess most people including Commissioner Elliott has forgotten just not long ago getting a DUI and telling the world what a wonderful person he is and that he never even got a DUI. Well, I can tell you one thing. You follow this catalyst group of people around and no one should be stopped for drinking and driving. It’s Elliott’s, Tucker Dorsey and Jack Burrell’s favorite pastime. If they would stop drinking and driving and also stop thinking they are the people who run this County and treat the citizens of Baldwin County like shit. They might end up not being so hated. Pathetic group of men!!!!

  8. Bert Henson | March 11, 2018 at 11:00 pm |

    So the people of Fairhope are content with crap in the bay and crooks on the council.
    Figures. They are all drunk and high and living in their own self induced euphoria.
    Used to be a nice place. Not no more. The toxic bay is a metaphor for their miserable lives.

    • Save Baldwin from Catalyst | March 13, 2018 at 9:45 pm |

      Well the overused sewer systems, the overcrowded roads, and overcrowded schools are a physical manifestation of the unbridled and tumor-like growth allowed by those in power because they are in the real estate business.

  9. Ball could easily be blackmailed by a dui student. He cannot be commish.

  10. Red Huffman | March 12, 2018 at 10:22 pm |

    Baldwin County is corrupt.
    A first world shithole.
    Run by hillbilly theives.

  11. Clem Felton | March 13, 2018 at 9:44 pm |

    I think Mr. Ball can easily juggle the two positions.

  12. Doug Snow
    19 hrs
    Lets take a gander at who Frank Burt is running against in the district 1 county commission race… Jeb Ball, the program director for the Baldwin Substance Abuse Services Inc. in Bay Minette, and in my opinion, Bell becoming a county commissioner might facilitate a big conflict of interest since his business looks to be pretty much based on one customer, the county., And many of the people that fall into the cracks of the county and municipal court system, regardless of the severity of the offensive, usually end up paying dearly for drug and alcohol tests provided by Ball, this includes expensive, and useless alcohol and anger management classes mandated by judges, services that y put effaces on city and county coffers, and personal pockets, than actually helping those that they deem need it. Without going into the details of the services he provides the county The bigger questions I have for this candidate is , how much money is generated for the county by the Substance Abuse Services, and is any of the Abuse Services income obtained by outside businesses and the general public?. Or does this business solely depend on county and city court contracts ? And if the latter is true, will Mr Bell hold onto this monopoly while serving the commission? .I wonder if the substance abuse service contract is even bid out to other providers? How would having influence over county legislation and contracts as a commissioner affect his business in the future?. Will he do the right thing and let this gold mine go if elected? Well if I were a betting man, this would be a no brainer. With a large portion of our county commission already corrupted with outside special interests, I dont think we need more of the same. Frank Bert may be old news politically here in Baldwin County, but he has no apparent agenda but to serve his constituents, As far as Mr Ball is concerned, I am suspicious to say the least

  13. The Ripp Report | April 3, 2018 at 8:19 am |

    Message Body:
    I thought you would be interested in a few Frank Burt developments. First off check out the Sheriffs Inmate website- Burt’s “son” Tony has been sent to a Federal Penitentiary for felon in possession of a handgun. Seems he pistol whipped his girlfriend in a doctors office. Daddy Frank was unable to get him out of trouble and the rumor is that he is the one that purchased the handgun for young Burt and then had publicly bragged around Bay Minette as to arming this miscreant. Next the rash of very expensive Burt campaign signs has been of some interest. I think someone needs to find out WHO is paying for these tributes to such an egotistical clod. Another interesting development is the fact that Frank used County money to be paid for his own “life story/lie story) to be made into a documentary. I believe you can see it on You Tube – he naturally used the unqualified and incompetent head of the Archives to “produce” this farce. Its obviously using taxpayer money to campaign. On that topic, I know its easy to establish he runs the county provided ford truck complete with taxpayer gas all over the country side to campaign, wheedle and threaten. There remains the saga of Burts long time partner in crime and bed, Wanda Gautney who is locally called “Commissioner 5” – Burt escalated her to the head of purchasing where she awards contracts to Burt stooges and shares in kickbacks. Stewart Construction is one of the big players. Steve Gautney .. Wandas husband has been provided a job for his quietly allowing himself to be the cuckold in past years and has avoided being terminated due to being not only unqualified but incompetent because of the cuckold tab that Burt owes him. Of course Burt has an odd sexual history that involves strange alliances and relations with males as well.
    It seems no one has picked up on the fact that during Dorsey’s first term he was using the parking lot to the Robertsdale annex for his race car club to use on Saturday mornings illegally. I find it interesting that when he was elected to the County Commission he was bankrupt and living in an apartment in Silver Hill and now has purchased a big chunk of property and is building a large palatial home. Amazing what you can do on the salary currently paid by the County Commission.
    Quite interesting –

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