Greenspace – Little Admired and Never Used


Well here it is my friends.  The magnificent Mayor Carmen R. Bunch Park.  This stunning 1.07 acre piece of property was purchased 2 years ago by city council for the absolute bargain of $474,385.  Can these guys negotiate or what?

The previous city council wanted to use the money as starter funds to purchase an oceanfront lot.  You know, something citizens would actually use.  Go have a nice picnic or whatever on a nice shady area while looking and listening to the ocean.  Wouldn’t you rather do that than go to the Bunch Bunker and watch the beer trucks roll into the Harris Teeter?

Jimdaddy Carroll called the oceanfront lot “ridiculous.”  Why?  Because we gotta put a large rental house on it and generate taxes for the residents who are screaming for tax relief from the city with the lowest property taxes in the tri-county area.  Residents be damned, we gotta cater to commerce!

Since the purchase of the Bunch Bunker I have never seen a single person use the property.  Not once.  I am absolutely confident an oceanfront lot would be used.  But what do I know, I don’t own a realty business.

Should you ever see a person in the park, please take a pic and send it to and and we will reward this intrepid explorer by publishing their picture.

IOP Residents Packin’ Heat

This was taken from the Next Door website:

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With little to no help from city officials to decimate the raging coyotes, residents have taken measures into their own hands.

I do hope this person has taken an Eddie Eagle refresher course before chambering a round in his new P220 Sig Sauer.

One final point:  Wile E Coyote has been known to make extensive use of explosives from the Acme supply company, so evening strollers may want to invest in a good pair of night vision goggles.

Should the coyote militia want to keep things quiet, Palmetto State Armory has suppressors in stock for those who want to jump through all the regulatory hoops.

Be safe out there.

No Parking Plan Here


This picture was taken Saturday on Waterway Blvd.  This is the bike path all the kids use to go to the marina to get ice cream.

The warming weather will soon lead to the path being occupied for blocks.  Somehow, after 6 years of study, City Council just could not figure out what to do about overflow parking at the marina.

Now, of course, none of this overflow parking is from vehicles and trailers of IOP residents.  Residents, Shchmedisents!  Gotta take care of all those who don’t live here first.  More on this idea in a post to follow.