The Hypocrisy of DH Griffin
Ed Cone at Word Up brings news that Gate City Waste Services has withdrawn its bid to reopen the White Street Landfill:
I am writing on behalf of Gate City Waste Services (Gate City) to respectfully request that our bid for the referenced services at White Street Landfill be terminated. As a lifelong resident and businessman in this community I had sincerely hoped to do something positive for the White Street Landfill neighborhoods, and the people of Greensboro. Those actions no longer appear possible.
Are you fucking kidding me? This goon has been responsible for a hidden agenda involving Greensboro mayor Bill Knight and councilmembers Danny Thompson, Mary Rakestraw and Trudy Wade which has incensed the citizens for months and resulted in three lawsuits, each of which was won by the opponents.
I saw D.H. Griffin, Jr. in the paper Sunday, giving a metal cross from the 9/11 site to a local church. As far as I’m concerned, the Griffins have behaved abysmally toward the citizens of Greensboro. They know what they can do with their metal crosses.
Now that these bullies have been defeated once and for all, I want to know what was done to influence the mini-majority. I agree with councilman, Robbie Perkins, that an investigation into this matter is warranted. The proponents on council of this sleazy deal would do well to confess their sins. Otherwise, the consequences will certainly be felt at the ballot box, and possibly in a court of law.
I’d like to thank Chris Brook and the SCSJ for their heroic defense of the beleaguered citizens living near the landfill. It is encouraging to know that East Greensboro not only has many friends in our city, but throughout the state as well.
It will be interesting to see whether the mini-majority attempts to go forward by entering into a deal with Waste Industries. I’m betting that whatever GCWS held over the gang of four in no way applies to another vendor. D.H. Griffin, Sr. has shown himself to be a vindictive old man and would never countenance a competitor being awarded a contract he had lost.
Lest you doubt his villainy, watch how GCWS behaves in their attempt to create a new landfill in Rockingham County.