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CarlHartmann
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Well, he hasn't done anything yet so I'll wait and see. . ..

There's the positive attitude we're looking for here at the beginning of a new administration.

And in that spirit, here's another thing my father-in-in law once told me about hope, and people exceeding your expectations.

In the early 1950's, as Attorney General of California, Earl Warren was famous for one primary thing....for being the moving force behind Japanese internment during the war: the compulsory removal of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent to inland internment camps, without any charges or due process - when anti-Japanese racism was extremely popular in California. He later said he: "deeply regretted the removal order and my own testimony advocating it, because it was not in keeping with our American concept of freedom and the rights of citizens...Whenever I thought of the innocent little children who were torn from home, school friends, and congenial surroundings, I was conscience-stricken...t was wrong to react so impulsively, without positive evidence of disloyalty"

In 1952, Eisenhower offered, and Warren accepted, the post of solicitor general, with the promise of a seat on the Supreme Court. But before it was announced, Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson died suddenly in September 1953 and Eisenhower picked Warren to replace him as Chief Justice of the United States The president wanted what he felt was an experienced jurist who could appeal to law-and-order conservatives, noting privately that Warren "represents the kind of political, economic, and social thinking that I believe we need on the Supreme Court."

Let's just say that many, many people were VASTLY surprised when the man who supported the internments led the Court to a unanimous decision in Brown v. Topeka Board of Ed......and then on through the other civil rights decisions. Hopefully we will all look back on this election as a great turning point -- and my father-in-laws observations will be vindicated.

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Posted : November 21, 2014 8:43 pm
Alana33
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You're a breathe of fresh air, Carl.
We tend to get bogged down when there is so much that is so seriously wrong and it's like watching a train wreck in the making. Thanks for the positive viewpoints.

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Posted : November 21, 2014 8:58 pm
OldTart
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Hopefully he can keep his sticky fingers in his pocket for awhile.

I heard through the coconut telegraph that he's having all his suit pockets re-tailored to extend their length, breadth and depth - along with a specially constructed deep-pocketed cumberbund for black tie events.

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Posted : November 21, 2014 11:04 pm
Novanut
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All of what I have heard of Mapp from those who have lived here much longer than I has not been very positive. I hope they are wrong in their assessment. But in my brief time on the island I believe that change for the good; better roads, lower energy bills, qualified government employees and the like would greatly enhance the opportunities of success and prosperity for the VI...

Then again, I still have a soft spot in my heart for Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy and Tiny Tim…

Maybe we could convince the owners of Banana Republic to open a few stores here…

I won't hold my breath...

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Posted : November 21, 2014 11:16 pm
Pdmargie
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I may be an old fart but I liked Banana Republic when they had cool outdoor clothing like Gurkha Shorts : )

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Posted : November 21, 2014 11:20 pm
ms411
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Everybody that is behind Mapp and all of his supporters want the status quo to continue. All of the taxi drivers were behind him, and I suspect they were afraid a reformed IRB would question their reported income.

Those 1,000 jobs are not private sector jobs. His supporters are expecting government jobs with full benefits if they don't already have one.

Mapp has a history of looking out for Mapp. I expect more unfettered development (because of his ties to construction industry), more government spending, and no changes in enforcement. It's not just Mapp, but also the people behind him who have an interest in maintaining the chaos and confusion that we live with every day so they can line their pockets, who give me no confidence for an improved Virgin Islands.

The people who want change are in a minority. Notice how few votes the corruption fighters received. Mapp was the only status quo candidate and the registered majority feel they will get their fair share with him.

And his lieutenant isn't even literate on the issues. Mapp learned from DeJongh on how to choose a running mate. Choose one who clearly can't govern to protect you from being ousted.

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Posted : November 22, 2014 8:35 am
Novanut
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What a coincidence! Just like the stateside leader...

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Posted : November 22, 2014 1:00 pm
MissJustice
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Everybody that is behind Mapp and all of his supporters want the status quo to continue. All of the taxi drivers were behind him, and I suspect they were afraid a reformed IRB would question their reported income.

Those 1,000 jobs are not private sector jobs. His supporters are expecting government jobs with full benefits if they don't already have one.

Mapp has a history of looking out for Mapp. I expect more unfettered development (because of his ties to construction industry), more government spending, and no changes in enforcement. It's not just Mapp, but also the people behind him who have an interest in maintaining the chaos and confusion that we live with every day so they can line their pockets, who give me no confidence for an improved Virgin Islands.

The people who want change are in a minority. Notice how few votes the corruption fighters received. Mapp was the only status quo candidate and the registered majority feel they will get their fair share with him.

And his lieutenant isn't even literate on the issues. Mapp learned from DeJongh on how to choose a running mate. Choose one who clearly can't govern to protect you from being ousted.

Interesting.. All of DeJongh's political hires were wearing Donna's t shirts. Shall I list the 1200 names?
Unfettered development? Are you talking about dejongh and Mandahl bay or are you talking about what you think Mapp might do?

I sucked up deCrook for 8 years. I had the option to leave. I did not exercise it. Nothing prevents you from leaving, though.
Send someone in your place that wants to build.

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Posted : November 22, 2014 1:15 pm
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