Category Archives: Video

Video: Supervisor Jean Bishop town hall meeting re property tax increase

Jean Bishop held a town hall meeting in Dolan Springs yesterday and I posted the video:

Bishop tried hard to keep me from recording her lies, has me blocked on Facebook and did NOT write back to my email.  Of course she also didn’t want me announcing the meeting here, one or two people from Meadview might have shown up and asked questions.   I’m surprised that so few people care about the property tax increase or maybe most don’t know?

Did she have a meeting in Meadview too?

If you do NOT want the tax increase, attend the BOS meeting tomorrow and speak up!

Hildy Angius’ proposed budget is a good starting point, but we need to move more funds from EXCESS reserves, the SHERIFF needs at least 5 million.

Steven Robinson prepared the Mohave County “Funds with Financial Resources“.   Check out the “EXCESS Reserves Available” totaling over $30 million!

A rough draft of Jean Bishop’s lies and misrepresentations, written from memory:

  • At the end of the video Bishop states that Dolan Springs gets ROADS from the property tax increase.   I’ve demanded that the County make emergency repairs after floods on our roads and she had said that ONLY HURF funds are used for roads.  That’s probably also addressed in the 2016 GV forum video and/or the Meadview 8/16 roads meeting video.
  • Regarding the SWEEPS — the State has been taking money from our County funds, I believe since 2008.  Bishop said she does not want to sweep money from departments with EXCESS reserves because that’s like “stealing”, just as if the State took it.It is “stealing” when the STATE takes OUR County funds.   Bishop doesn’t get that when we “sweep” money from one department to another, it’s NOT stealing!   It just means that we allocated too many funds and so we correct that by allocating LESS in the 2018 budget and then give the money to the sheriff.
  • To explain to the audience how the tax increase will affect property owners, Bishop used the figures INCLUDING the reassessment.  OBVIOUSLY that does NOT indicate how much the tax increase will cost home owners because many properties are assessed at a lower value than last year.  How STUPID does Bishop think we are?   I will ask her for the CORRECT figures.
  • The pension debt — I’m still confused, is it really NOT a debt, but just a loan to the state and we later reduce our payments to the state?
  • Bishop stated that it’s stupid to pay interest and that’s why she wants the tax increases.   She is clearly in lala land, not aware that many homeowners carry credit card debt at a much higher interest rate than what the county would pay.   Essentially she is shifting the interest burden to the property owners and they will pay MUCH higher interest rates than the County.
  • The general fund is almost $8 million OVER budget!  The total “Excess Reserves Available” including the General Fund is $30 million. And Supervisor Jean Bishop wants to raise taxes, unreal …

All sorts of budget and tax increase info is at my new forum at https://forum.highdesertdirt.com/mohave/mohave-county-property-tax-increase/ — I’m not yet finished setting the forum up, but needed a place to organize info.

I’ll be annotating the video with the lies and misrepresentations and I’d like to ask for Bishop’s resignation  — if we only had someone to replace her with.

It’s tough to find people with brains, honest, compassionate … willing and able to deal with the other morons on the board, countless boring meetings and a population that for the most part couldn’t care less.

The Sacred Plant: Healing Secrets Exposed — free documentary

This 7 part series is free on Youtube, but each episode is only available for 24 hours and it started yesterday.   I just watched the beginning of the first episode and it is about the medical benefits of cannabis (marijuana).

Meadview is known as one of few Arizona communities where it’s legal to grow cannabis with a medical marijuana card as we’re over 25 miles from a dispensary.

I hope that all who still have memories of Reefer Madness will consider the fact that we have had absolutely NO marijuana induced violence despite the fact that at least half the town has been seriously medicated for quite a few years.

Here’s what happens when people DRINK:

Joseph Edward Thomas arrested for attempted murder in Meadview

I really wish I could grow hemp as it would help so much with wind breaks and it also has so many incredible uses.  Just checked on Borelli’s legislation to legalize hemp in Arizona, but strangely there’s opposition because the feds have yet to legalize hemp:

House gives hemp farming preliminary approval

And of course they want farmers to be licensed.  Headache …

Anyway, if you or a loved one have serious medical problems, check out the documentary for free right now:

Docuseries

Swimming in the Colorado at Pierce Ferry

We had SO much fun yesterday!   It was the perfect late afternoon to head to the Colorado for some swimming and just clowning around.    Here’s a short video: Even I swam, although only for a few seconds after I accidentally walked off the sandbank into deep water.   I saved my beer! It wasn’t too hot,Continue Reading

8/8/16 Video of Sheriff Candidates Forum — Mohave County 2016 election

A big thank you to the SCHUSTER campaign for providing the video: Aug 8, 2016 – Mohave County Sheriff Candidates at the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman Forum. Candidates: Joe Archie, John Gillette, Rodney Head, Cori Merryman, John Plough and Doug Schuster. The 8/1/16 Video of the Mohave County District 4 Supervisor forum in GoldenContinue Reading

Video: 8/1/16 District 4 Supervisor Candidates introductions

Introductions Rick Armstrong: Incumbent Jean Bishop: Mervin Pitchfork Freedom: Krystal Gabrielson: Incumbent Jean Bishop on her voting record: She said absolutely NOTHING!  She had a long day attending the supervisor board meeting, but to not remember a single critical vote …  You got to hear it to believe it. If Ms. Bishop would like toContinue Reading

Video of the 8/1/16 Mohave County District 4 Supervisor forum in Golden Valley

RELATED VIDEO:   8/8/16 Video of Sheriff Candidates Forum The turnout was great and Butch Meriwether did a fantastic job organizing and moderating the forum — thank you Butch!   He also has a website with his commentaries, opinions and analysis of many local issues.  Butch is one of the few people in this county capableContinue Reading

Wind and flooding — THE storm of 2016?

It’s still early in the year, so I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what happens.  Yesterday we got a little rain (.14″), but today was really something. We got 1.83 inches of rain today according to our weather station.   The rate of rain got up to 4.25″ — meaning that’s how much rainContinue Reading

Dolan Springs community meeting re. fire department, burglaries, roads and school

Deputy Wes Bauer announced that three deputies are assigned to the area and that the probation department has assisted with arrests for parole violations. Additionally, several suspects in burglaries in the Dolan Springs area were arrested.  Just as in Meadview, the rumor mill has been in overdrive and it’s unfortunate that Wes didn’t know howContinue Reading