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Posted By: Colleen A - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/2/2008
Location:
Total Posts: 150

Date Posted: 9/5/2017 10:16 AM




All, every election season I am always so disappointed to see the lack of voter participation in debates & research, and VOTING. We are finding how dangerous an ill-prepared, inexperienced, candidate can be. How many of you are planning to attend the candidate forums in October? What questions are on your mind? If you are an absentee owner/resident, will you cast your absentee ballot?

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RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Alexy - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/10/2008
Location: Warrenton VA and Frisco NC
Total Posts: 6091

Date Posted: 9/5/2017 6:53 PM




who is making ill prepared decisions you are talking about?

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: hatterasnc - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/25/2007
Location:
Total Posts: 3741

Date Posted: 9/7/2017 6:38 PM




Ah, just another hit and run post, trying to stir the pot.
This tactic results in the reverse of involving citizens in our rights and responsibilities to exercise our responsible, and informed vote.
Ill-prepared, dangerous indeed ColleenA? Looming? In a dreadful way? Wake up . Are you just waking up after the past eight years? This is a Local issues forum.
No response please

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Sea Urchin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 3/11/2011
Location:
Total Posts: 147

Date Posted: 9/7/2017 8:00 PM




Ah, just another hit and run post, trying to stir the pot.
This tactic results in the reverse of involving citizens in our rights and responsibilities to exercise our responsible, and informed vote.
Ill-prepared, dangerous indeed ColleenA? Looming? In a dreadful way? Wake up . Are you just waking up after the past eight years? This is a Local issues forum.
No response please





Leftists gonna left.

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: ultrahog99 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 9/3/2016
Location: Colonial Heights, VA / Avon, NC
Total Posts: 106

Date Posted: 9/8/2017 2:59 AM




How can an "Absentee Owner" cast an "Absentee Ballot"?

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Colleen A - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/2/2008
Location:
Total Posts: 150

Date Posted: 9/8/2017 10:14 AM




WOW. If trying to start a discussion on a 'Local Issues' board, about local politics, is stirring the pot, I guess I am. I asked because it concerns me, not because I am trying to start a fight. If you are put-off by my post, why not just scroll along and find one that you like?

I think our voter turn-out is routinely horrendous. And non-presidential year elections are worse. I also think that some of our past, and upcoming candidates are ill-prepared, inexperienced, potentially threatening. I agree that it is our right and responsibility to exercise our responsible and informed vote. My question was to ascertain how many readers were planning to attend the candidate forums? And what questions are on the minds of my neighbors? Sorry if you found that irritating. (whew)

Ah, just another hit and run post, trying to stir the pot.
This tactic results in the reverse of involving citizens in our rights and responsibilities to exercise our responsible, and informed vote.
Ill-prepared, dangerous indeed ColleenA? Looming? In a dreadful way? Wake up . Are you just waking up after the past eight years? This is a Local issues forum.
No response please



RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Sea Urchin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 3/11/2011
Location:
Total Posts: 147

Date Posted: 9/8/2017 2:10 PM




I also think that some of our past, and upcoming candidates are ill-prepared, inexperienced, potentially threatening. I agree that it is our right and responsibility to exercise our responsible and informed vote. My question was to ascertain how many readers were planning to attend the candidate forums? And what questions are on the minds of my neighbors? Sorry if you found that irritating. (whew)




With all due respect, ma’am, that’s not what you said.

Here’s what you said:

We are finding how dangerous an ill-prepared, inexperienced, candidate can be.



“AN (adjective, adjective) candidate, as in singular, and not the “candiateS” as in plural, that you changed it to later.

I second alexy’s question, and will also ask you to be specific as to what candidate you meant.

Should be easy, right?


RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Colleen A - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/2/2008
Location:
Total Posts: 150

Date Posted: 9/8/2017 3:24 PM




Fine. I think that our NC House Representative is an embarrassment, and has caused divide amongst constituents, and accomplished little (not nothing) that benefits the residents of KDH, Dare County and NC. Difficulty expressing ideas and thoughts without written talking points, was evident in the last LOWV forum. I think that the candidate who is running (again) for KDH Mayor is very politically inexperienced, and will cause harm if elected; there's a clear lack of interest in following existing policy/procedure, hostility, and an inability to face conflict with professionalism. There are two examples, and they are, of course, my opinions.

I feel strongly that anyone that attended the forums last election (or even watched the video) would have had an ample opportunity to see candidates in action, and potentially make different choices. But my post wasn't about calling candidates out - it was about seeing if my neighbors thought about the PROCESS of gathering data about the candidates, and what they feel are items that need to be addressed.

I also think that some of our past, and upcoming candidates are ill-prepared, inexperienced, potentially threatening. I agree that it is our right and responsibility to exercise our responsible and informed vote. My question was to ascertain how many readers were planning to attend the candidate forums? And what questions are on the minds of my neighbors? Sorry if you found that irritating. (whew)




With all due respect, ma’am, that’s not what you said.

Here’s what you said:

We are finding how dangerous an ill-prepared, inexperienced, candidate can be.



“AN (adjective, adjective) candidate, as in singular, and not the “candiateS” as in plural, that you changed it to later.

I second alexy’s question, and will also ask you to be specific as to what candidate you meant.

Should be easy, right?



RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: J4yDubs - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/24/2015
Location: Jamison, PA
Total Posts: 775

Date Posted: 9/8/2017 7:39 PM




I'm not going to get into any details about the candidates, stances, policies, etc because I'm not currently local and have no clue about any of that for your areas, but I do want to commend you for trying to raise awareness about the forums in October. I hope that everyone, regardless of their "side" tries to make it to them and more importantly, votes. It makes a huge difference, especially locally.

Good job, Colleen A.

John

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Sea Urchin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 3/11/2011
Location:
Total Posts: 147

Date Posted: 9/10/2017 7:01 PM




Fine. I think that our NC House Representative is an embarrassment, and has caused divide amongst constituents, and accomplished little (not nothing) that benefits the residents of KDH, Dare County and NC. Difficulty expressing ideas and thoughts without written talking points, was evident in the last LOWV forum. I think that the candidate who is running (again) for KDH Mayor is very politically inexperienced, and will cause harm if elected; there's a clear lack of interest in following existing policy/procedure, hostility, and an inability to face conflict with professionalism. There are two examples, and they are, of course, my opinions.

I feel strongly that anyone that attended the forums last election (or even watched the video) would have had an ample opportunity to see candidates in action, and potentially make different choices. But my post wasn't about calling candidates out - it was about seeing if my neighbors thought about the PROCESS of gathering data about the candidates, and what they feel are items that need to be addressed.

I also think that some of our past, and upcoming candidates are ill-prepared, inexperienced, potentially threatening. I agree that it is our right and responsibility to exercise our responsible and informed vote. My question was to ascertain how many readers were planning to attend the candidate forums? And what questions are on the minds of my neighbors? Sorry if you found that irritating. (whew)




With all due respect, ma’am, that’s not what you said.

Here’s what you said:

We are finding how dangerous an ill-prepared, inexperienced, candidate can be.



“AN (adjective, adjective) candidate, as in singular, and not the “candiateS” as in plural, that you changed it to later.

I second alexy’s question, and will also ask you to be specific as to what candidate you meant.

Should be easy, right?




Thank you for the clarification, Colleen.

Context is important, as your OP could have referenced KDH, SS, NH, DC, or De Moines IA.






RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Alexy - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/10/2008
Location: Warrenton VA and Frisco NC
Total Posts: 6091

Date Posted: 9/11/2017 12:17 AM




Having had a home for 18 years here and having family who lived here for 49 years. I can say the outer banks went from under represented to over represented to poorly represented in the NC legislature.
Locally, dare county chugs along. it could be better it could be worse. I don't try and follow the town elections as I have no stick in those fights.

I will say no matter what and where the "NC politics as usual " of rewarding/ withholding things for political districts will never change

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Jighead - (Send PM)
Member Since: 12/11/2009
Location:
Total Posts: 502

Date Posted: 9/11/2017 3:43 PM




Damn, there sure are some touchy, defensive republicans/ conservatives on this board...... Crying smiley

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Sea Urchin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 3/11/2011
Location:
Total Posts: 147

Date Posted: 9/11/2017 7:59 PM




Damn, there sure are some touchy, defensive republicans/ conservatives on this board...... Crying smiley



Tripped right over a couple of bitter leftists on your way to that comment....... USA Flag

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: dave s - (Send PM)
Member Since: 9/13/2007
Location: harr
Total Posts: 1062

Date Posted: 9/12/2017 12:01 PM




Just remember to VOTE. If you don't vote then you can't complain.

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: obxmini - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/26/2014
Location: SE NY
Total Posts: 1682

Date Posted: 9/12/2017 1:28 PM




I appreciate your starting this thread, Colleen. This forum is about local things and as someone who is considering moving to the area of Dare County, I've been reading as much as I can from various sources about how things work/don't work, etc.

Actually wish there were more discussions or at least posts with links to various local goings on down in this section of the board.

I'm with you, Dave about remembering to vote and actually voting, or don't complain. Just came back from voting in my current county's primary. Wink smiley

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Jighead - (Send PM)
Member Since: 12/11/2009
Location:
Total Posts: 502

Date Posted: 9/13/2017 7:12 AM




Damn, there sure are some touchy, defensive republicans/ conservatives on this board...... Crying smiley



Tripped right over a couple of bitter leftists on your way to that comment....... USA Flag



A couple? If you are referring to the OP, why are you so sure about that "leftist" judgement? I know of many moderates and republicans that have been unhappy with the job performances of the current folks in office around here.

Also not sure why you feel the need to go to extremes like using the term "leftist." Maybe your extreme, all or nothing views are part of the problem with this country, not the solution.

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Sea Urchin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 3/11/2011
Location:
Total Posts: 147

Date Posted: 9/13/2017 9:06 AM




Damn, there sure are some touchy, defensive republicans/ conservatives on this board...... Crying smiley



Tripped right over a couple of bitter leftists on your way to that comment....... USA Flag



A couple? If you are referring to the OP, why are you so sure about that "leftist" judgement? I know of many moderates and republicans that have been unhappy with the job performances of the current folks in office around here.

Also not sure why you feel the need to go to extremes like using the term "leftist." Maybe your extreme, all or nothing views are part of the problem with this country, not the solution.






A couple, yes.

This quote says it all:

“We are finding how dangerous an ill-prepared, inexperienced, candidate can be.”

With a wink and a nudge, of course.



And the term “liberal” no longer applies to the left in this country, so leftist it is.

“All or nothing”?!? Funny, I don’t see “my side” trying to rewrite history, burning cities, covering up statues of Thomas Jefferson, or silencing free speech on college campuses through violence.




RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Bill - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/28/2004
Location: Sinking Spring, PA
Total Posts: 4316

Date Posted: 9/13/2017 10:15 AM




Damn, there sure are some touchy, defensive republicans/ conservatives on this board...... Crying smiley



Tripped right over a couple of bitter leftists on your way to that comment....... USA Flag



Lots of Butt Hurt on both sides...

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Sea Urchin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 3/11/2011
Location:
Total Posts: 147

Date Posted: 9/13/2017 3:36 PM






Sorry, Bill, but "Butt Hurt" shouldn't extend to vandalizing the Francis Scott Key monument in Baltimore, and attacking our National Anthem.

There's a leftist cultural revolution unfolding, and you can either be for it or against it.



RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: J4yDubs - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/24/2015
Location: Jamison, PA
Total Posts: 775

Date Posted: 9/13/2017 7:50 PM




And there goes the thread. ::sigh::

Middle ground...It is possible...It doesn't have to be (far) left versus (far) right.

John

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Sea Urchin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 3/11/2011
Location:
Total Posts: 147

Date Posted: 9/13/2017 8:33 PM




And there goes the thread. ::sigh::

Middle ground...It is possible...It doesn't have to be (far) left versus (far) right.

John




Fair enough.

Where do you stand on our National Anthem and its author, John?

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: judyk - (Send PM)
Member Since: 11/1/2008
Location: eastern PA
Total Posts: 14513

Date Posted: 9/13/2017 8:38 PM




Local???

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Sea Urchin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 3/11/2011
Location:
Total Posts: 147

Date Posted: 9/13/2017 9:00 PM




Local???



Unlike Colleen A's Wink smiley OP???


"We are finding how dangerous an ill-prepared, inexperienced, candidate can be."




RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: judyk - (Send PM)
Member Since: 11/1/2008
Location: eastern PA
Total Posts: 14513

Date Posted: 9/14/2017 10:05 AM




I don't want to argue. I was simply pointing out that a monument in Baltimore and the National anthem are not the stuff of local politics.
And I sure as H3ll won't argue about a meme.

RE: Local Elections Looming
Posted By: Sea Urchin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 3/11/2011
Location:
Total Posts: 147

Date Posted: 9/14/2017 10:46 AM




I don't want to argue. I was simply pointing out that a monument in Baltimore and the National anthem are not the stuff of local politics.
And I sure as H3ll won't argue about a meme.




The National Anthem is performed in every corner of NC, at least for now.


No one is asking you to “argue about a meme”. What is being asked of all who care to read is to acknowledge that factions of the left in this country are waging a cultural war against ideals that have been held dear for over two centuries.


Those who ignore it do so at their own peril, and to the peril of our republic.




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