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ms411
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In small communities like VI, your vote really counts. The Democratic senators on general ballot won by tiny numbers.

Your one vote can make a difference. Please register and vote if you want to be considered resident of VI.

Non voters lose rights to complain. Deadline early Oct 2014!

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Topic starter Posted : September 3, 2014 9:01 pm
Alana33
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I have always voted but quite frankly I am beginning to wonder "why bother?" since the same people continue to be elected and our islands continue it's downward spiral due to the same inept and corrupt leadership! I am quite disgusted today with the pardon of Chucky Hansen and do not at all "get" how Crucian voters continue to elect someone who went out of her way to defraud and "willfully" steal from them. It just bogges the mind!

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Posted : September 4, 2014 1:14 pm
OldTart
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I have always voted but quite frankly I am beginning to wonder "why bother?" ...

And that, coupled with the huge number of eligible voters who don't exercise that right, is the fertile field which enables inept candidates to be voted into office and prosper. And (albeit not an excuse) it's certainly not a situation which only happens here.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 1:22 pm
ms411
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Thank you, Old Tart!

The other politicians should learn from Chucky. She gets elected, because her base believes she is working on their behalf. She is the only politician who pays for regular ads in the Avis updating "her people" on what she is doing and what she has done.

Most other politicians are accused of "not doing anything" when they have indeed made contributions, but most of us aren't made aware of them on a regular basis. Little reminders can go a long way.

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Topic starter Posted : September 4, 2014 1:35 pm
CruzanIron
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I have always voted but quite frankly I am beginning to wonder "why bother?" since the same people continue to be elected and our islands continue it's downward spiral due to the same inept and corrupt leadership! I am quite disgusted today with the pardon of Chucky Hansen and do not at all "get" how Crucian voters continue to elect someone who went out of her way to defraud and "willfully" steal from them. It just bogges the mind!

Criminals vote for their fellow Criminal. Those that milk the system, live from the government handouts and refuse to educate and better themselves will always vote for an enabler.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 1:35 pm
CruzanIron
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Thank you, Old Tart!

The other politicians should learn from Chucky. She gets elected, because her base believes she is working on their behalf. She is the only politician who pays for regular ads in the Avis updating "her people" on what she is doing and what she has done.

Most other politicians are accused of "not doing anything" when they have indeed made contributions, but most of us aren't made aware of them on a regular basis. Little reminders can go a long way.

Unfortunately her supporters are too stupid to know that she can't keep her promises (eliminate LEAC? Really?)

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Posted : September 4, 2014 1:37 pm
ms411
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But her supporters are smart enough to vote.

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Topic starter Posted : September 4, 2014 1:39 pm
janeinstx
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Unfortunately her supporters are too stupid to know that she can't keep her promises (eliminate LEAC? Really?)

Exactly. Ask a dozen people what the LEAC is and 10 of them won't be able to tell you.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 1:40 pm
CruzanIron
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But her supporters are smart enough to vote.

Learning how to fill out a ballot is the most education many of her supporters have ever had.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 1:41 pm
Alana33
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"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves."

-- Bertrand de Jouvenel

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Posted : September 4, 2014 2:38 pm
jostvandog
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Fish Fry's. She throws huge ones, that's one way she gets votes.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 2:53 pm
IslandHops
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... Chucky. .... She is the only politician who pays for regular ads in the Avis updating "her people" ....

Wait a minute - WHO'S paying for the adds? Certainly not coming out of her own pocket. I'm sure it's our hard earned tax dollars at work.

I'd be interested in how much of our tax dollars went to pay L.R.'s bill for Chucky' legal battle.

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Posted : September 4, 2014 3:01 pm
East Ender
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I am also dismayed about the state of politics here. I have always voted; I feel that I can then complain. But complaining doesn't do any good. I don't know. If I can find one good reason to go out on November 4th, I'll go. But right now I am fed up.

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Posted : September 5, 2014 12:09 am
ms411
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Do you want Mapp as governor?

I overheard a conversation a few weeks ago. The person was talking about making demands of your representatives to make sure they do their jobs. Remind them that they work for us.

I have never asked a politician for a thing, but I plan to approach them with my suggestions starting this year.

They can't solve all our problems by themselves, and all I ask is that they open their mind to suggestions.

Social media is changing the political landscape.

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Topic starter Posted : September 5, 2014 12:22 am
East Ender
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I haven't got a clue what makes any of the candidates qualified to be governor. None of them has any executive experience. Judge Diase might be the exception.

ms411: I don't really think they care about our suggestions and demands. I don't even think they want to solve any problems. If they did we would have decent roads, home garbage pickup (and recycling), and a chicken-free landscape.

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Posted : September 5, 2014 1:51 am
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