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Re: “Bring the heat at airport

Sadly, the likes of Schueck, Arnold, et al derive their power (and elitist personality) from their wallets. Ergo, they own the politicians who only have eyes for them.

Ever see a common person on any Commission (save the Housing Commission; a resident of public housing is required)?

Posted by grullabyte on 01/30/2011 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Public airing

Perhaps, in spite of relative commission virginity, the good general may see the poor management of the airport. The numbers of passengers from 1998 versus expenses simply does not work out favorably when compared to today. Passengers = same or worse today. Expenses = much higher. Employees = many more. How does that work? Where is the justification for the ridiculously higher expenses, salaries, and spiffy travel perks to well.. wherever there is luxury to be had with flat revenues? Oh, I forgot. Let's just screw the traveling public with raising and inventing ala carte fees that rival airlines.

I heard Schwartz ran a pretty frugal ship. I, too, wonder why she was dismissed.

Posted by grullabyte on 01/28/2011 at 5:04 PM

Re: “2010: Best and Worst

Perhaps we have overlooked our fine Commission(s), the mayors office, for their absolute failure to protect the public's money. The airport, for example.

How about we call it "Best Living High on the Hog ---- Until Caught" (apologies if I insulted the hog. Soooie) Give's it sort of an upbeat feeling, ya think?

Posted by grullabyte on 12/29/2010 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Payback time for Ron Mathieu

Oh, here is a link to the audit.…

Posted by grullabyte on 12/15/2010 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Payback time for Ron Mathieu

"Keep in mind I still think Ron Mathieu is one of the best executive directors in the airport business," Schueck said. "We've traveled around the country [to various airports] and Ron was right up there with them;"

Perhaps it should have read he's "right down there with them." The industry is rife with bad directors. Here's an example:…

Shall we wait three years? If so, the two moochers running the airport are on pace to beat even the Lexington KY bunch.

And since Schueck has been a commissioner for what... 3 or 4 years on a once a month basis at only one airport his expertise in Airport Directors comes from where? Jetting around in his toys to various airports does not an expert on airport management make.

As for an error in judgement? The only "error" here is getting caught. Apparently from a previous poster, the deputy was caught and fired in south Florida. Great pair, these two.

What an embarrassment to the commission, and the city. Oh wait! I forgot. This IS Little Rock. Got enough guts for an independent audit???

Posted by grullabyte on 12/15/2010 at 5:16 PM

Re: “SCOOP: Payback time at LR Airport

If you all only knew the half of it.

Posted by grullabyte on 12/15/2010 at 12:05 PM

Re: “La belle vie

So, how many jobs were saved?? None.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that the economic down turn drives aircraft sales, and this was nothing more than an excuse to go on a luxury boondoggle.

And to spend over $200 per person on a meal using the public's money is larceny.

Dissolve the airport commission and put the airport under the control of the city board. You can bet these shenanigans will stop.

Posted by grullabyte on 11/26/2010 at 11:15 AM

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