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Watched someone rip off a Diane Capehart sign tonight...

 
rks
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...Kinda makes me want to vote for her on that basis alone. An adult and child in a jeep cherokee pulled up to the southgate intersection, the kid gets out, runs across traffic in the dark and rips off the sign, runs back to the car and gets in, the adult takes off. Nice, huh?

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Topic starter Posted : October 31, 2010 12:47 am
Exit Zero
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Basic politics here and elsewhere. maybe The Capehart campaign was trying to cleanup early rather than risk a fine later next month??

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Posted : October 31, 2010 5:19 am
stjohnjulie
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maybe The Capehart campaign was trying to cleanup early rather than risk a fine later next month??

Exit Zero, did you get some new rose colored glasses you want to tell us about 😀

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Posted : October 31, 2010 7:12 am
Uttica
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It seems that most of the John deJonge signs around STX have been mutilated one way or the other.

Sorta agree with rks.

Thinking about voting for Mapp but if someone with this kind of mentality wants Mapp in, maybe I should rethink my vote.

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Posted : October 31, 2010 11:07 am
IslandHops
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Just because you saw someone removing a sign is no reason to vote for that person! Crikey. Next thing you'll be voting for someone because of their loud brash adds, or how they look, or how tough they seem when they put down other candidates.

Meet your candidates, talk with them, read their bio's, know their positions and policies - then make an educated decision. Encourage others to do the same. We need elected Representatives that will be able to work together and improve life in our territory. I'm not telling you who to vote for - just to use your vote wisely. Lastly please don't stuff a ballot with 7 if you only really know or want one or two. When you do that you could be inadvertently voting in others ahead of your key candidates.

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Posted : October 31, 2010 11:21 am
longtime
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The more things change the more they stay the same......

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Posted : October 31, 2010 11:44 am
Ronnie
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Uttica, what are your thoughts as to why you are thinking about voting for Mapp?

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Posted : October 31, 2010 8:30 pm
GoodToGo
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I must say, I was nearly stunned by the supposed (I didn't count) 1,000 car procession for Mapp yesterday here on STX. They had a lot of police escorts and tried to not be too much of a nuisance (excluding the loud car horns and speakers on platform trucks) but it still tied up traffic in Sunny Isle for a long time when I was there.

I don't know what Mapp is selling but it sure seems a LOT of people are buying. I think DeJongh may be in trouble...

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Posted : November 1, 2010 5:29 pm
Bombi
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yeah it is scary that Mapp could win STX. What a short memory people have.

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Posted : November 1, 2010 6:34 pm
rks
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I think Mapp's support comes down to island rivalry. Mapp is strong competition for DeJongh on St. Croix (it's depressing, but hardly surprising); but I doubt Mapp has any chance territory-wide.

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Topic starter Posted : November 1, 2010 8:04 pm
nforbes
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Yesterday drove me NUTS with the car procession. Police have nothing better to do than to block traffic (which was backed up from Pueblo to at least Charles Harwood while cars drove through JFK to get votes) to ensure that these honking cars go through? I was almost in 2 accidents because the cars were allowed to go through red lights, they were too busy concenrtrating on honking their horns and driving through the intersections to pay attention to the road. Ridiculous. I didn't see the procession for DeJongh, this one was for Mapp. Ive lived here all my life and DeJongh has been the best governor we've had. I really hope he stays governor for another term.

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Posted : November 1, 2010 8:13 pm
aussie
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...but I doubt Mapp has any chance territory-wide.

This poll says otherwise

http://cruciansinfocus.com/2010/10/30/boyd-poll-results-show-mapp-sekou-ahead-53-38-over-dejongh-francis/#more-8960

"Boyd Poll Results Show Mapp-Sekou Ahead 53%-38% Over deJongh-Francis"

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Posted : November 1, 2010 8:50 pm
rks
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Maybe so, but I'd take that poll with a chunk of salt; doubly so for it's appearance in "Crucians In Focus."

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Topic starter Posted : November 1, 2010 8:58 pm
islandtyme
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😮
Mapp-Sekou...........say it isn't true

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Posted : November 1, 2010 9:05 pm
aussie
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LOL..right you are, rks. I just saw this on another site.

http://www.wsta.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78:d-hamilton-jackson-day-&catid=2:good-news&Itemid=18

Nov 1
"Meanwhile pollster John Boyd recalculated his results and in the revised numbers Governor John DeJongh and Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis win with 54% of the vote."

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Posted : November 1, 2010 9:13 pm
Ronnie
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nforbes I agree with your statement about him being the best so far. I feel he needs another term to complete all that he started. He is a politician but with a second term, he can become the statesman to do what is needed to do. I don't think anyone can do it in 4 years and need the second term. The time is now. With Mapp at the helm. they will have to start all over again. Not even touching on the reasons not to vote for Mapp!

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Posted : November 1, 2010 9:54 pm
dntw8up
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What Ronnie said.

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Posted : November 1, 2010 10:32 pm
speee1dy
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islandhops, i seriously doubt rks or anyone would vote for someone based on one sign stolen.
that being said DeJongh did get some of the schools re-accredited, now how did they get unaccredited in the first place? all schools should be accredited if it is in the us or us owned territory. crime has gone up here so has the murder rate, could that have anything to do with the BIG downturn in the economy? poverty breeds crime.

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Posted : November 3, 2010 10:39 am
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