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It goes like this:
Wait..you don't want to spend money on these programs that help educate children, that try and make them into smarter, productive citizens!? What kind of a monster ARE you?
When in reality, all people like BSSpotter are saying is that if you look at all this excessive spending, it is NOT being used properly to help further your child's education or help them become more productive citizens. But we can't let facts get in the way of these opinions.
(Another example of this is voting against the Patriot Act. You can't be a patriot and vote against it, obviously. *eye roll*)
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Because you haven't personally seen Ms. Branch out and about, that means she's just not out and about meeting and greeting and answering questions? I see. So if you didn't happen to catch that mugging last week, it just didn't happen?
I spent several hours with Ms. Branch during the Black History Month festivities. She spoke for several minutes. Again, I was with her the entire time she was there, and she answered every question that was asked of her.
But I guess since you didn't see or hear this, it just didn't happen. Gotcha.
To date, every phone call and every email of mine (a plain' ol' citizen) has been answered. I went right up to her on February 4th and yapped away to her, asking questions, talking about myself..and she was just as open as could be. But, wait. You didn't see that, did you? Guess it was all in my head.
I had such a good time today at this event! The speakers were very sincere and very dedicated to their particular causes. There was a really large crowd, and everyone was lively and having fun. The dancers were all great to watch, and we truly have some talented young people here in town.
Deborah Branch spoke, and as usual, was eloquent and informative. It was just a nice celebration all-around and I can't wait to do it again next year.
That's your opinion, and you're absolutely welcome to it! I didn't feel you had "a fight" with the author at all. I was simply stating that I had no problem picking up what he was putting down. It's a blog that was meant to be somewhat informal, so I read it as such. Maybe if he were turning this in to a professor as an assignment, i'd have to somewhat scold him. To me, it's just some people having a conversation.
He stated these were rumors and lies, nothing more than attacks against his person, rather than what he's actually saying, or what his goals are if he is elected.
I, personally, am not concerned with how Mr. Ocker chews his food, what toilet paper he buys, or whether or not he laughs at dirty jokes. I am concerned with how well he would serve our community.
I'm not sure why people think attacking you personally makes you look bad. I think it's hilarious! What kind of a whiny baby goes out of their way to make up internet aliases to get back at you for...what? Did you tease these little boys in grade school? Pee on their front lawns?
It's sad. It's like when someone posts a blog and they have no witty retort, they attack your spelling or grammar. It's embarrassing, and I squirm in my seat because I feel badly for those who feel the need to get some sort of petty satisfaction by making up rumors.
Hey, everyone knows if you can't argue the facts intelligently, you call someone a poo poo head and hope they run away and hide. As well as these people claim to know you, they should know by now that nothing they say or do is going to get you to run and hide. If anything, it just strengthens your resolve and lets you know that they take you VERY seriously.
I was sitting directly behind you the entire time. I heard the same words spoken by Mr. Ives that you did. You seem to be confused as to what was actually said. Good thing it's on video. Hopefully someone will let us know when and where it's posted for the public to view it.
I'm really excited about this. I hope everyone comes out and has a good time. I'm most definitely going to be there making it an all-day event. I'll be the one pansy in the crowd dressed head to toe in blizzard gear. :p
I may not have had you as a teacher in high school (though I saw you every single day), but i'm glad that we're friends now. Better late than never, as the saying goes. :)
I certainly hope that as these heathens get older, they look back and appreciate that you tried to make their futures brighter and give them the tools they need to succeed in life. Even if they end up working at Wal-Mart or McDonald's, at least they are working and being productive.
I know that in just the short time we've been pals, you've already made an impression on me and I find you to be inspiring and interesting. Thanks for sharing part of your story with the rest of the class...even if some of us are illiterate and have to have someone read this article out loud for us. Heh.
Looking forward to reading your thoughts Meridith. :)
Matt, thanks for the information. I had no idea about the event on the 4th. I will for sure be there, and will be at the other two events as well.
I think it's important to get as many people involved as possible so that they can come and be informed, even if they don't plan on voting my way. Heh. Listening to people speak in person is vastly different than reading text on a website and I think that if people just made the effort to come and listen, things could really change for the better.
As I am constantly saying, "It's never too late to get involved."