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VOTE Tuesday September 5

September 4, 2006

Today’s message is quite simple. Get your collective butts to the polling place on Tuesday, September 5!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a PRIMARY ELECTION. There is another election day November 7. I could spend an entire page explaining what that means to each individual race, but it can all be summed up easily.

YOU MUST VOTE FOR YOUR CANDIDATE IN BOTH ELECTIONS IN ORDER FOR HE/SHE TO WIN!

In some races, but by no means all races, a victory in the primary means an automatic victory in November. Even though your candidate may be unopposed in the primary, he/she may face opposition in November. If your candidate does not win in Tuesday’s primary, he/she can’t win in November. Both elections are important.

A word of advice:  Even in the best run elections, a problem may develop at the polling place.  Usually it can be corrected quite easily, but PLEASE MAKE SURE THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED BEFORE LEAVING THE POLLING PLACE.  Once you leave, you may have difficulty if not complete failure in casting your vote again.

There are election officials and observers at all polling places.  Tell them the problem and ask their help.  That’s why they are there.  You can call the Supervisor of Elections at (561) 656-6200.
It’s the greatest privilege we enjoy as Americans. Take advantage of it and VOTE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5.

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Governor Race Vital to Chadvillians

September 2, 2006

The winner of the Democratic Primary for Governor, November 5 — Be There, is of the utmost importance to all Floridians.

The guy we choose in this race will be the guy who must win in November. If he can’t beat the Republican candidate then, we will again lose the Governorship — another lifetime with a Jeb Bush Light politician.

The latest polls show a huge number of Floridians STILL DON’T “KNOW” THE DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS.

Try here and here for summaries of both men — Smith & Davis.

My own choice is Rod Smith, He has the “fire in his belly.” Davis comes with the now “stigma” of being a U.S. Congressman — identified by tons of Chadvillians as the least popular job in the country.

Make your choice, but remember — THE WINNER OF THIS PRIMARY MUST WIN IN NOVEMBER!

SEPTEMBER 5 — A “MUST SHOW” DAY AT THE POLLS FOR ALL FLORIDIANS.

Let Irv Continue to Serve

September 1, 2006

To cast your vote to elect Irv Slosberg to State Senator in District 30 it’s not necessary to dislike, demean, belittle, or generally badmouth his opponent.
All that’s necessary is to look at the past 6 years of Irv’s record of serving his constituency in District 90.
What you will find is a guy who did his job more than well. He did it with a passion. You will find a guy who likes to do whats best for his constituency and doesn’t much care about personal gain or reward for himself.
Irv is being forced out of his Representative 90 seat not by an unhappy constituency, but by Florida’s law on term limits. He cannot seek re-election to his current seat. He has served the maximum permitted term.  If he is to continue to serve, he must do it from another legislative seat. The one he has chosen to run for is Senate District 30 — vacated by another guy, Ron Klein, who is also forced to “move on” by the term limit statute. In this Senate District Irv will be serving the same people as before. He will just be adding some new soon-to-be happy-with-Irv constituents.
I am not attacking term limits. It is the same statute that is ridding us of Jeb Bush. I am suggesting that just because we have to abide by those term limits, we should not be fooled into thinking Irv Slosberg did anything but a great job for us for the last 6 years.
That should naturally lead to our vote to Let Irv Continue to Serve.

The Polls Are Closed. No Voting In Chadville.

August 30, 2006

Rain nor wind etc. may not stop the mail, but the threat of wind and rain can close the polls and stop you from voting. In fact it did today in Chadville.
The polls closed. You couldn’t vote no matter how much you wanted to.
Of course it was only early voting, not the official primary election voting on September 5 or the general election on November 7.
BUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THIS REPEATED ITSELF ON ONE OF THOSE DAYS?
Would Jeb Bush declare “no election” and just stay in office? This is not as far fetched as you might think. Rudy Giuliani tried to do this by extending his eligibility to stay on as Mayor of NYC “because a change of Mayor might be damaging right after 911.” Fortunately the NY voters quickly set him straight about that, but in Chadville nothing seems too preposterous to consider possible.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED TODAY AND WHY WE SHOULD BE CONCERNED.
Lets not dwell on why the decision was made to shut down portions of the Palm Beach County Government. A potentially dangerous and severe storm was approaching and while I may have made a different decision about closing down a bunch of government offices including the polling places and the Supervisor of Elections office, a very good argument can be made to support the decision to do so — Better safe than sorry.
The office of the Supervisor of Elections closed, and along with it your opportunity to vote today. If you called the supervisor’s office you got a recording saying they were open during the following business hours, please call back then. Of course when I called “now” was the following business hours, but one got the message — call back sometime in the future. There was no mention about when the office and/or polls might be open again. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECORD A CURRENT MESSAGE EXPLAINING WHY THE OFFICE/POLLS ARE CLOSED AND WHEN YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO CAST YOUR EARLY VOTE? Maybe it could also be on the supervisor’s web site.
Lest I join the ranks of the Bush administration and the cable news talkers who cry “The sky is falling, the sky is falling” 24/7, lets say one day of early voting missed does not make a failed election.
If it were to happen on September 5 or November 7 — both well within the hurricane season — what would happen? No election?
Surely the Supervisor of Elections must have a plan. He is after all not a part of the Bush team that has no plans for anything.
If there is a plan, Dr. Anderson, what is it? Why is it a secret? Why can’t you at least take the time to change the recorded message or put up an explanation on your web site?
Should there be an ACTUAL severe storm causing ACTUAL severe damage, the power would be out, phones would be problematic, and how would we find out how, when, and where we are to vote?
Is too much to ask you to share this information with us?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Contact the Supervisor of Elections or call (561) 656-6200.

Ernesto = Republicans Debate on TV, Democrats Don’t

August 28, 2006

Apparently Jeb Bush can do something Katherine Harris and Glenda Hood couldn’t do together — control the weather.

Word is out, due to inclement weather — that would be Ernesto should he develop and go where he might — tomorrow’s debate between Democratic Candidates Jim Davis and Rod Smith has been cancelled.

Now that Chadvillians have had the opportunity to hear and see the GOP candidates broadcast tonight on NewsChannel 5 in The Land of the Hanging Chad, they are once again left to wonder who is running for the Democrats.

Gubernatorial Candidates debate on WPTV NewsChannel 5

August 27, 2006

 

Finally mainstream TV has found time to let Chadville residents know who is running for Governor. Only half way through early voting and sandwiched in between “Ernesto” warnings —

Televised Live on NewsChannel 5 and Streamed Live on WPTV.com
Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29
8pm to 9pm
WPTV NewsChannel 5 will be hosting two debates during which the candidates for Florida’s Governor will face off live on-air and on-line.
On Monday, August 28, Republican candidates Charlie Crist and Tom Gallagher will meet in a debate. NewsChannel 5’s Jim Sackett will be the moderator and serve as a questioner along with Michael Williams from WTVJ in Miami and Craig Wolf from WBBH in Fort Myers.
On Tuesday, August 29, Democratic candidates Jim Davis and Rod Smith will take part in a debate. Keith Cate from WFLA in Tampa will serve as moderator and questioner along with Donnna Hicken from WTLV in Jacksonville and Jim Payne from WESH in Orlando.

Lauderdale Swiftboaters HQ Found

August 27, 2006

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This is the HQ of Florida Residents for Responsible and Responsive Government, Inc., the character assassin outfit that has been attacking Irv Slosberg. Its a mail drop in Ft. Lauderdale.  Suite #1077 is Box #1077.

Now the question is WHO are these folks? Are they paid for by Ted Deutch’s Republican lawfirm or are they associates found by Ted’s new TV commercial buddy Congressman Robert Wexler while wandering through the halls of Congress where money and secrets change hands every day?  Or are they just a bunch of caring citizens residing in Florida State Senate District 25, Florida House District 91, neither of which has anything to do with Irv Slosberg — currently serving in FL House District 90 and running for FL Senate District 30?

 

Early Voting – One More Week

August 27, 2006

Arthur Anderson has distributed yet another mailbox filler, like the others, a little light on info and a lot late on delivery.
Dr. Anderson, the product of an earlier Wexler/Aaronson meddling in government shaping, has sent out a 16 page document entitled “One Voice Becomes Many” – whatever that result of public relations barnstorming means.
It gives you the basics of voting mechanics in Palm Beach County, and in the small print even mentions that we have here EARLY VOTING. Read more carefully and see that by the time you get this pile of paper, you have missed half of the early voting period.
Then there are 8 pages of sample ballots — none covering the area in which I vote — causing me to think, “Why not just one page with a real SAMPLE BALLOT with make believe names and a little more instruction if needed?” Oh yes, if you are not sufficiently ill informed in English, it’s there in Spanish also.
IS THIS THE “PAPER TRAIL” PROMISED BY DR. ANDERSON IN HIS ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN?

And for Governor I cast my vote for . . . WHO???

August 23, 2006

First of all, congratulations to Public Television.  At least some media outlet in the State of Florida saw the need to introduce Floridians to the candidates for Governor.
I had earlier remarked that nobody had ever heard of the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates and no broadcast media felt any obligation to cover them or make known their views.
Now Public Television has presented the now traditional debate with the now traditional rules that allow very little actual debate, but at least they did something.
The question remains — has anyone yet heard of either Davis or Smith?
The answer remains — probably not.
Public Television is not a good vehicle for reaching large audiences.  This is due in part to their normal broadcast fare including the interminable beg-a-thons, but also in their ability to promote their products.  In other words, this program was dutifully broadcast but recieved little if any publicity.  There are of course precious few advertising bucks to promote PBS programs.  Consequently they had their usual viewership, which might be considered to be primarily those citizens who might have already known these candidates and had already made up their minds as to who to vote for.
For however noble the PBS programming goal is, they do not reach anywhere near what might be called a mass audience.  Likewise however greedy and ignoble the commerical TV programming goal is, they do in fact reach a mass audience and it is here that the opportunity exists for encouraging Floridians to get off their butts and vote for somebody in the Primary election September 5.
Once again the mass media has reneged on their agreement to provide public service in exchange for the use of the public airwaves. Once again the bottom line programming philosophy prevails.  If you buy a commercial, we’ll air it.  If you are running for some unimportant little thing like the Governorship of Florida, we’ll ignore you on our news and cover what business class snacks are consumed by the creepy guy who may or may not have murdered a little girl 10 years ago.
To be perfectly fair about the criticism here, lets also give a big thumbs down to BOTH Political Parties for providing NO publicity for the televised debates.
Then lets include in the list of guilty parties the election officials throughout the state for not spreading the word — not just of the televised debates, but the existence of early voting.  For those in the dark about this, we’re now 4 days into it and Chadvillian (or is it Chadvillain) Arthur Anderson sent me a brand new voters ID — a piece of paper NOT needed to identify me as a legal voter, today and the mailing included NO MENTION OF EARLY VOTING.
Are we keeping this a secret?

New Contributor — Voice of Truth

August 17, 2006

Voice of Truth-August 17, 2006

State Senate District 30 will have on the ballot State Representative Irv Slosberg who has 6 years of proven service to his constituency. His opponent, Ted Deutch is an attorney with no legislative experience. In fact the race has 2 other people who are operating in the shadows.

They are Congressman Robert Wexler and Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson. Their job is to use all their influence to beat Irv Slosberg. Why?? The reason is obvious.

They are the power brokers and Irv Slosberg will not play ball with them. Representative Slosberg wants to put all his energy into actually serving his constituency. He does it to a fault and that is why Congressman Wexler and Commissioner Aaronson are seeking to unseat him.

They are working with the premise that Yes! — You can fool all of the people some of the time, and if you lie big enough and often enough you can win elections.

Translated, “Screw the People”, and they are good at it. Ted Deutch is the pawn who’s job is to be their lackey — and he will do a good job of that.

You may not like what you read here, but it’s the truth — Voice of Truth