Sex, Lies, Politics

September 24, 2010

ZACHARY, LA. —— We received several comments and numerous emails both pro and con questioning the accuracy of our article “70% DON’T WANT MARTINEZ”. The editor of INSIDE LOUISIANA NEWS reviewed the story and confirmed Connect Call USA’s polling data was accurate. Let’s be simple and direct, Mayor Henry Martinez went through a very public divorce with accusations of adultery and continued promiscuity. This could be a factor in his decline.

Mayor Henry Martinez did not pay people he owed money to. In 2008, Mayor Martinez declared bankruptcy leaving numerous small business people unpaid. The bankruptcy was caused by his poor business decisions. Scientific research was conducted and the following question was asked, “If an individual has a problem managing their personal financial affairs would you want that person managing your financial affairs”. The response was 87% “NO”. It’s a matter of trust.

Mayor Martinez recommended and passed an ordinance taking away Zachary citizens’ private property rights with no compensation. Zachary property owners say, “This type of expropriation doesn’t happen in America. We are not a Socialist country. Property throughout Zachary has been devalued. This taking of rights by the government is a dangerous path to travel. This is the path Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid have been walking for the past two years. The majority of Americans are opposed to this path. Mayor Martinez is morally and legally wrong”. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell issued a legal opinion stating, “The property owners have been damaged”. The 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ruled that the Louisiana Constitution gives property owners the right to bring legal action against the City of Zachary.

To understand more about the property land grab that’s affecting not only Zachary, but communities around the nation, read The Great FEMA Land Rush on Inside Louisiana News

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6 Responses to Sex, Lies, Politics

  1. ZacharyCitizen
    September 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I'm glad someone finally said these things in a public forum. Henry Martinez is just not a good person and heany social skills he may possess are non-existent the minute someone disagrees with him.

    He sold his business to Gary Seale — yeah the guy who is under indictment and facing all kinds of fraud charges. But here is the kicker, Gary Seale is a known conman by anyone with any type of business dealings in the Baton Rouge area. So what doe Henry Martinez do when he conveys his business to Gary Seale? He continues to personally guarantee all corproate accounts. If you look in the mortgage records of EBRP there are a couple of judgments against Henry personally and the business he use to own that have since been cancelled. This speaks to what kind of business man Henry Martinez is.

    • Ted Hicks
      September 28, 2010 at 8:01 am

      I read your article and the posting called Zachary citizen using my name (T. Hicks). My vocabulary is not one of a scholar and I do guarantee proper spelling but the person that wrote this response did not graduate from Zachary High. I have never met nor do I recognize the name Gary Seale. I have personaly taken my case to the courts not to a public forum. Upon contacting me you asked if I would vote for or support Mayor Martinez. I do not live or vote in Zachary. Whoever becomes Mayor will appear in court and have to justify expropriating the private property rights of Gilbert Mills, John Trouth, John Womack estate, Sassono LLC, Grand Lake LLC and many other Zachary property owners. Thank you. TED HICKS

  2. T. Hicks
    September 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Running a negative campaign ad – which is exactly what this is – without clearly identifying who is paying for the mailer, is a clear violation of campaign finance rules. It's disheartening that what was a positive campaign for mayor, is now taking a decidedly negative turn. More upsetting is that this is being done by unnamed parties under the guise of "news." Journalistic standards require that "news" articles, cite specific examples, such as the specific ordinance in question (which in Zachary are passed by the council, not the mayor); quotes should also be attributing to named individuals. Get your fact straight, or at least admit that you're not a news organization.

    • insidelo
      September 25, 2010 at 2:50 pm

      Mr. Hicks,

      We'd recommend that you investigate what we are saying about "Floodways" and verify what you may build once your property has been designated in a "Floodway" once city council approves the zoning.

  3. Judy D. White
    September 26, 2010 at 6:30 am

    I think it is a shame when someone from Baton Rouge can come into Zachary, get involved in our otherwise professional/ethical election. "13758 Goodwood Drive, B.R., LA 70815" according to Google maps/street view is not exactly "an up and coming area." so obviously your budget is limited.

    If you are not from Zachary, we neither want nor need your input. We are doing just fine as we are. We have a beautiful city, #1 schools, a strong religious presence and good people here who try to work together for the common good.

    Do you have that where you live? Perhaps you should concentrate your efforts on making it that way and not defaming other people, whether it be Martinez, Amrhein or Nunnery. We rather like all 3 of them. They all are friends so we don't appreciate you nor your opinion(s).

    TAKE ME OFF YOUR MAILING LIST. I am not interested.

  4. Judy D. White
    September 27, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Why are you not posting opposing comments?

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