Embarrassed By Boyd Comments - And Response (2)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Once again, my county commissioner, Tim Boyd, has shown his ignorance, lack of understanding of reality, and blatant lack of compassion.  I am embarrassed by his words and his behavior.  

I applaud County Mayor Coppinger and the other commissioners who will vote to support the Humane Education Society.  I have adopted three of my furry family members from the Humane Education Society over the years.  I support them in their bid to build a new facility.  It is long overdue and well deserved.  They have faithfully served Hamilton County residents, people and animals, for many, many years. 

Bob Citrullo has done a great job filling the big shoes of his predecessor, Guy Billieu.  I appreciate the employees' kindness and compassion to all their furry charges, and the prospective forever families who come to choose them.  They, and the selfless volunteers, spend many hours, and sometimes blood, sweat and tears caring for them.  

I urge all county residents to voice your support for this worthy organization.

Pam Stone

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Pam Stone, your letter regarding Commissioner Tim Boyd is amazing and rather disappointing. Right from the start you call Mr. Boyd ignorant, unable to understand reality, blatantly lacking compassion, and embarrassing you with his words and behavior. I guess such name calling is just the new normal when someone disagrees with you.

I know Commissioner Boyd and I know him to be a man of integrity. I don’t always agree with him but I do respect him and the hard work he does to keep our government honest and operating the best way for “we the people”.  

I too am a dog owner. It’s commendable on your part that you have adopted three pets. I haven’t done that. Does it make me ignorant and lacking compassion? No more than it makes Mr. Boyd that either, just because he doesn’t agree with you.

Mr. Boyd’s job as a commissioner is to watch out for Hamilton County. I too like Jim Coppinger but he is not always right either. It’s why we have the balance of power. If they don’t agree it doesn’t make one of them “good” and the other “bad” or one “smart” and the other “ignorant”. If you ever want to really see misuse of power dig into the Brent Lambert vs. Tim Boyd fiasco. What a black eye our county has because the powers to be want to keep Mr. Boyd out of their way. If you ask why, the answer is obvious. Mr. Boyd is only for “we the people” and not willing to play games. What a disgraceful use of our court system. It reminds me of the way the Catoosa County, Georgia used a court system against Tonya Craft. Both Tim and Tonya stand tall in my opinion.

The real purpose of my response is to call for more civility when we disagree. We should all be working towards loving one and other, not tearing one an other down. It is my opinion, but I can tell you I read it in a really good book, inspired by a really high authority.

J. Pat Williams

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Mr. J. Pat Williams responded to Pam Stone’s letter concerning Mr. Tim Boyd and the Humane Society before I could submit my letter. His arguments were precise, thoughtful and very well written. 

The only thing I could add is the cost of Mr. Boyd’s court cost is probably astounding.  I believe that there should be a system where the accuser could be held accountable for those cost if it is proven the accused is innocent. 

Richard Elrod 


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