The Ole Seagull


America’s greatness has always been Her Teachers!

Posted in General,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the August 27th, 2017

America’s future is not in the hands of presidents, politicians, lawyers, doctors, accountants, and other leaders. It’s in the hands of the professionals preparing those who will become the future presidents, politicians, lawyers, doctors, accountants, and other leaders, Her Teachers! (more…)

Why won’t Branson Aldermen state TIF intention in fire and police tax vote ordinance?

Posted in Branson,Government,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the August 20th, 2017

To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Branson board of aldermen voted to put a one half of one percent “public safety” (Fire and Police) retail sales tax on the ballot for the November 7, 2017 election. It was also no surprise that there wasn’t a provision in the ordinance stating that none of the tax would be used to pay off the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for “Branson Landing” and “Branson Hills.” (more…)

Will city of Branson publicly pledge 100% of new tax fire and police tax to them?

Posted in Branson,Government,Marketing by The Ole Seagull on the August 20th, 2017

Unless an Ole Seagull misses his guess, Branson voters will soon be asked to vote on a .5% “Fire and Police Tax,” for the benefit of our firs, police, and emergency medical providers. At first blush, it seems like a no brainer “Yes” vote. In almost any other city, but Branson, a “No” vote would be like voting against, “Mother hood and apple pie.” In Branson however, based on the city’s past actions, and its failure to protect the tax proceeds from TIF capture in its recently passed enabling legislation, that’s not the case. (more…)