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MissJustice
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http://viconsortium.com/featured/soraya-diase-coffelt-endorses-mapp-governor/

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Topic starter Posted : November 16, 2014 8:56 am
ms411
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Endorsing a candidate who lied to get elected to the senate, got expelled from the senate, was paid $25,000 a month while public servant for total of $600,000 by corporation getting substantial tax breaks according to 3 depositions, is an unlicensed business consultant, told at least one lie at first forum about PR and Affordable Health Care Act and how he would work to get VI on an exchange (I was there and googled his statement)?

At least Mona Barnes decided to remain neutral and let the candidates run on their records. She shows herself to be the better candidate for fighting corruption, because there's no suggestion that she's using her supporters for leverage.

IMO, Diase lost credibility endorsing him. She ran on a platform of fighting corruption and is now endorsing someone whose lie cost the VI considerable time and money to have him expelled.

He is the only candidate who ran that has a proven record of abusing the public's trust. I didn't trust her when I met her last year, and my instincts were correct.

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Posted : November 16, 2014 9:32 am
MissJustice
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None of the things you are saying are true. Where is your proof? Sounds like a bad rumor that's taken on a life of its own that is the best you have from allegedly 20 years ago? From the docket of Lee Rohn?
Still waiting for Basil to admit or show his Maryland tax returns for 2010 and 2011, which disqualify him from being a heartbeat away. That deceit is the corruption and lack of transparency we do not need. Did Donna ever give back the $37,000.00 she got from Jeffrey Thompson, the convict who was buying off me,hers of the House for healthcare dollars? Like last year?

And I hope she signs on to be a real anti-corruption Atty General. What a wonderful day in the VI!
His planning and her anti-corruption standards. It is a time to build indeed.
I wish them well. God bless the Virgin Islands.

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Topic starter Posted : November 16, 2014 9:56 am
ms411
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Proof is all over the internet. Court documents. Newspaper articles. A simple Google search will show proof.

I have never mentioned Basil so why bring that up? I have never seen proof that he has lied after repeatedly searching. Maybe you have proof you'd like to share?

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Posted : November 16, 2014 10:05 am
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I haven't seen anything in the ROA or local law that precludes an elected official from holding a side job as a consultant. I don't like the guy, but I've seen nothing to prove to me what he did was illegal.

What is even sadder is that since that side job became public, not one single legislator has introduced legislation to make it illegal.

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Posted : November 16, 2014 10:17 am
MissJustice
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All Basil Ottley has to do is show us his last five tax returns with the VI IRB stamp. He can't, he hasn't, and he won't. And Donna knows that. She is already entertaining corruption by running with him. A heart beat away from the governorship. Show me your corrupt friends and I'll show you who you are.

She doesn't have a plan except to promise the same commissioner job to multiple people, and raise every salary less than $25,000, while rescuing the GERS pension system. Small problem. How?
If you want real solutions, someone who is experienced in bonding and finance matters, with a corruption stalwart by his side, in the person of Coffelt, you have no real choice. Call him the better of two evils, if you like.

If you don't want solutions then vote for Donna. If you are concerned about making gender history, vote for Donna. If you believe in succession to the throne, vote for Donna. If you want the Maryland resident Basil, to be governor after she makes history for two years, vote for Donna. If you want DeJongh's rude lazy entitled advisors and do nothing government-car-driving cellphone-carrying political hacks to continue their lives of splendor amid a sinking VI, and are seen meeting and consorting with her hourly, then please, vote for Donna. If you want someone who will be hands off, who runs a campaign that is not about the people, but about her, vote for Donna.

As for me and my house, we will vote for the one Soraya endorsed.

http://wamu.org/news/morning_edition/12/04/23/thompson_firm_holds_63_million_virgin_islands_contract

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Topic starter Posted : November 16, 2014 10:25 am
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Look. Who is the lesser of the evils? That is who I will close my eyes and vote for.

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Posted : November 16, 2014 11:33 am
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Or hold your nose and vote for.

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Posted : November 16, 2014 12:17 pm
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I agree. To me Donna seems the lesser of evils since she's also willing to scale back the mega marina in Coral Bay. I really don't trust Mapp and his intention of hiring of 1000 MORE gov. workers. 1000 more salaries, health benefits, perks, retirement and bonuses to fund. Great! 🙁

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Posted : November 16, 2014 12:19 pm
MissJustice
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I agree. To me Donna seems the lesser of evils since she's also willing to scale back the mega marina in Coral Bay. I really don't trust Mapp and his intention of hiring of 1000 MORE gov. workers. 1000 more salaries, health benefits, perks, retirement and bonuses to fund. Great! 🙁

I respect your choice, but just to answer your question: where will he get the money for a thousand new hires?
1. Two hundred substitute teachers who make a higher salary than permanent teachers hourly, also permanents have to meet higher standards
2. 100+ police who do 100 hours/ week overtime. 100 hours for one guy with benefits is worth 80 hours for two guys with benefits. Meanwhile, the federal consent decree requires the VI to correct the shortage with new hires regardless of our funding. Donna has not addressed the consent decree.
3. Ditto, the Bureau of Corrections
4. Ditto the nursing shortage that has brought both hospitals to the brink of decertification, actual decertification for JFL. The governor has to sign on to increase the nursing shortage. If they improve their game, they keep more taxable revenue by keeping and attracting local,revenue. More money there.
5. Refinancing those high interest bonds saves so many annual millioms$.
That's my take on Mapp plan. With no new money and simultaneously fulfilling the numerous consent decrees and CMS mandate at the same time.

Now Donna's plan:
1. Make history by electing the first female governor of the VI. Have women be biased for her based on gender?
2. Tourists will come to see the first female governor. I am not kidding. She said that.
3. Fully fund the GERS 2 billion $ deficit, no mention of source.
4. Give raises to every government employee making less than $25,000. Source?
5. Let operatives and political hacks run the administration while she attends ribbon cutting ceremonies. Turn government house over to Basil in two years. (She wwould have already made history and she could elevate her swollen ankles)
6. Change your campaign slogan from "experienced leadership you can trust." To Experience, leadership, and solutions" just in time for the run off, to counter the Mapp plan.
7. Offer cush jobs to all of the entitled do nothings in the current administration and have their families vote for you.

I respect your choice Alana. But I put platform and performance before person/personality. In that respect Mapp edges her out. With Soraya keeping a watch on corruption, which was my number one issue, I am now even more confident that Mapp is a better choice for the VI than Donna. May the better candidate win.

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Topic starter Posted : November 16, 2014 1:39 pm
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You're entitled to your opinion and choice.
I'm not enthused about either candidate but less so about Mapp.

STX sure likes Mapp but they sure loved Chucky, too.
Well ... They did until this time around!
She's now requesting a recount of her ballots but she'd need 2000 plus votes to unseat Nelly.

What a relief to get her out of the legislature. 🙂 🙂 🙂 !!!

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Posted : November 16, 2014 2:58 pm
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STX does not love Chucky! The tenth place got 1000 more votes than she. 2000 votes placed her at #11 after attempting to buy voters with free concerts, spending hundreds of thousands on radio and tv ads, more than all senatorial aspirants combined.mthe top vote getter, Vialet did not have one radio or tv ad. NONE. He got 8000 votes.
Even her nemeses Bert Bryan and Diane Capehart got more votes than she did and he didn't even campaign at all.
She is a tax evading virago who is finally out. And just be patient Alana, There may be a grand jury coming up for a new offense..... Federal offense.

That would be my present to you.

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Topic starter Posted : November 16, 2014 7:32 pm
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Did you read what I wrote?

"Well ... They did until this time around!
She's (Chucky) now requesting a recount of her ballots but she'd need 2000 plus votes to unseat Nelly.

What a relief to get her out of the legislature. 🙂 🙂 🙂 !!!"

I'd like to know who's funding Mapp's campaign. Think Mapp' s overspending but he's desperate to be governor this time around.
3 Strikes and he's out.

Wouldn't it be nice to vote for someone who has ethics, moral standards and is actually qualified. It seems like it's too much to ask.

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Posted : November 16, 2014 10:26 pm
MissJustice
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What do you mean who is funding Mapp's campaign? Maybe the 56% of voters on STX? Maybe the many fundraisers he had? Maybe campaign contributions! He had weekly food sales on both islands. He also had a boat ride that voters paid for.

And who is funding Donna Christiansen's campaign (just to be fair)? Her 38% of the overall voters? Considering that most of her campaign functions were a flop, maybe she has deep pockets like Joel Holt. She had two boat rides that were free. Hmmm.

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Topic starter Posted : November 17, 2014 12:54 am
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Wouldn't it be nice to vote for someone who has ethics, moral standards and is actually qualified?
It seems like it's too much to ask.

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Posted : November 17, 2014 1:44 am
longhorn
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Barshinger endorsed Donna Christensen. Not sure that that moves the needle.

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Posted : November 17, 2014 2:45 am
LiquidFluoride
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Look. Who is the lesser of the evils? That is who I will close my eyes and vote for.

what a great system eh?

its awesome that we all willingly accept it too....

ever since I could vote this has been the type of choice there is to make, but everyone is ok with it.

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Posted : November 17, 2014 12:23 pm
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I do not believe that everyone is OK with it, that's ridiculous to say!

There was no other type of choice other than the candidates who ran for office. What other choices can there be?

I voted for Soraya because I felt she was the best choice.

She did not get enough votes to be in the runoff, so now I have to choose between Donna and Ken.

So how can you say everyone is OK with it?

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Posted : November 17, 2014 12:52 pm
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It is unfortunately about the lesser of two evils, who will do the least damage, and who can we get rid of easier next go round. I think if Mapp gets in he may apply his superior financial acumen to leverage future tax income for decades to come creating an undue burden on the future of our islands. I believe he'll become so entrenched it will be worse than pulling tan-tan. At least Donna is likely to do less damage and is certainly a one-and-done candidate. Yet still I can't make my mind up!

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Posted : November 17, 2014 1:05 pm
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Everyone is not okay with it.
I have to agree with islandjoan.
Which is why the dilemma.
Who indeed is the lesser of evils becomes the choice one is faced with when you're not impressed with either candidate.

I am sorry that Soroya did not have a better showing and percentage of votes but there you have it.

At least the silver lining is that we get a break from Chucky.
Hopefully, it'll be a permanent one

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Posted : November 17, 2014 1:08 pm
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Donna had a rally behind Across the Street in STJ last night. I think drinks were being given out but I did not partake. Kind of interesting to be here during an election.

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Posted : November 17, 2014 1:47 pm
IslandHops
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Dear Ms. Diase Coffelt,

We supported you in the general election but won't follow your endorsement. At the end of the day we just can't vote for someone (Mapp) who thinks a coal fired power plant on St. Croix is a good alternative.

Regards,
Forward thinking voters of St. Croix.

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Posted : November 17, 2014 3:42 pm
Alana33
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Seriously? A coal fired plant on STX?
I hadn't heard that one!

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Posted : November 17, 2014 3:50 pm
CruzanIron
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We already have one. It's been here for over 30 years.

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Posted : November 17, 2014 4:04 pm
IslandHops
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Seriously? A coal fired plant on STX?
I hadn't heard that one!

Page 3 of today's daily snooze:
Map also supports liquid natural gas and introducing coal to the St. Croix power grid, because he says it is a cheap alternative fuel. While he does not think coal should be a long-term solution, it would buy the territory time to consider alternatives, such as ocean thermal production.

Hey Mapp - if you think coal is such a good idea how about you put it right next to the governors mansion in STT.

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Posted : November 17, 2014 4:08 pm
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