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Have the Clarksville campaign finance reports up to date been filed? Anything interesting.....?


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#1 Savile Row

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 02:12 PM

Have the Clarksville campaign finance reports up to date been filed? Anything interesting.....?



#2 Savile Row

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 02:13 PM

Sometimes those are really mundane and boring. Sometimes they are revealing.



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 02:14 PM

Were preliminary campaign  pre-election  finance reports due today?



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:42 AM

This guy Row is all over the county with news.

Your post caused me to make a few calls, the following is 

a few items I find odd.

 

1. Why would a simple candidate who runs a mom and pop shop

be passing out money like it is free?  

2. I have never witnessed a candidate run for office and give big money 

to all the other candidates.

 

Where I am from, The Wind City, this is called a BAG MAN.

 

Why would a said candidate be passing out this amount of cash.

I will seek to get all financial reports to set the amount but this seems odd if nothing else.

 

I ask  Mr. Row, Russell and Grumpy Granny to help me understand this issue.

I ask these three because they seem to be connected to the masses and have the 

contacts to help a poor man understand this.

 

This is a dangerous task, when this kind of money is passed around people get scared.



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 09:02 AM

This guy Row is all over the county with news.

Your post caused me to make a few calls, the following is 

a few items I find odd.

 

1. Why would a simple candidate who runs a mom and pop shop

be passing out money like it is free?  

2. I have never witnessed a candidate run for office and give big money 

to all the other candidates.

 

Where I am from, The Wind City, this is called a BAG MAN.

 

Why would a said candidate be passing out this amount of cash.

I will seek to get all financial reports to set the amount but this seems odd if nothing else.

 

I ask  Mr. Row, Russell and Grumpy Granny to help me understand this issue.

I ask these three because they seem to be connected to the masses and have the 

contacts to help a poor man understand this.

 

This is a dangerous task, when this kind of money is passed around people get scared.

 

This sounds like sour grapes to me.



#6 Savile Row

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 09:40 AM

Breakfast Club

The intrepid  Breakfast Club

does always have attendees from both the D side and the R side.

They are from different parts of the county.

Some are actual members

of breakaway factions

from splinter groups

and some are not.

It is lively to say the least.....

A number was brought up to us

and no one seemed

to know what it

represented

to date.

Now, don't be mean to 'ol SR.

The number discussed was: 22,372.85.

What is it?

:drink:


Edited by Savile Row, 18 October 2015 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 03:12 PM

Sleepy please don't drag the 3 of them into this. It is too dangerous.

1. The actual number is much bigger and the money is coming from the Nashville Mafia. They want the Muzak contract to play country music at the town hall.

2. The figure SR stated is correct, but the "for good time call" was left off.

Where I am from, Compton, this is called STUPID. I am glad a poor man can get internet access.

This is a dangerous task, when this kind of intelligence or lack of is passed around people get scared.


Edited by Clarksville Voter, 18 October 2015 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 04:00 PM

 

I ask  Mr. Row, Russell and Grumpy Granny to help me understand this issue.

I ask these three because they seem to be connected to the masses and have the 

contacts to help a poor man understand this.

 

 

 

Sleepy, I'm not sure why you're asking me. The only connection to the masses and contacts I have are right here on the Chatter. I would suspect you are far better connected than I'd ever want to be. I'm quite happy sitting on the outside, looking in!


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#9 TomD

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 04:16 PM

This guy Row is all over the county with news.

Your post caused me to make a few calls, the following is 

a few items I find odd.

 

1. Why would a simple candidate who runs a mom and pop shop

be passing out money like it is free?  

2. I have never witnessed a candidate run for office and give big money 

to all the other candidates.

 

Where I am from, The Wind City, this is called a BAG MAN.

 

Why would a said candidate be passing out this amount of cash.

I will seek to get all financial reports to set the amount but this seems odd if nothing else.

 

I ask  Mr. Row, Russell and Grumpy Granny to help me understand this issue.

I ask these three because they seem to be connected to the masses and have the 

contacts to help a poor man understand this.

 

This is a dangerous task, when this kind of money is passed around people get scared.

 

There is a simple answer to this.  But if you don't take the time to ask for an explanation after rushing down to the clerk's office to look at the financial reports and  jumping to conclusions, you'll not get the information.  Why not give the candidate a call and ask what's up...or would you rather just cast aspersions. 

 

To call someone a derogatory name (bag man) without trying to find out the facts is low, IMO. 


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:34 AM

Bag Man is not derogatory where I am from sir

It depicts a person who gets the money and passes it out.

You must watch to many gangster movies.

 

I didn't rush anywhere, I don't hold anyones financial report.

 

But I did hear $ 22, 000 dollars and that is a lot of money.

1. Is that amount of income shown on the report?????

 

2. Is that amount showed passed out?????

 

3. I was going to ask this candidate but he doesn't show up to much.

 

4.  The form is not filled out correctly.  perhaps????

 

Questions should make no man upset when running for office.


Edited by Sleepy, 19 October 2015 - 07:35 AM.


#11 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:46 AM

Was that money their contribution to their own campaign? Did it come from one source or multiple sources? Who is the candidate? Candidates spread donations around sometimes. It's not uncommon. That's why there is a form specifically for that purpose. Personally, I still am in awe at the amount of money that is spent to run for office. Signs, fliers and mailers are expensive, but $20,000 for a part-time town council position?
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Posted 19 October 2015 - 12:19 PM

Yes I agree Russell it seems only one Republican Candidate is

spending the 20,000 plus...

 

Same candidate has the largest donation.

1,000 from an out of town Towing Company...HMMMMMMMM



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 09:46 AM

Bag Man is not derogatory where I am from sir

It depicts a person who gets the money and passes it out.

You must watch to many gangster movies.

 

A bagman (or bag man) is a person designated to collect and/or distribute illicitly gained money ("dirty money"), such as bribes to public officials or that collected in a criminal enterprise, such as a "protection racket," or an intermediary in such transactions. (wikipedia) 

 

If you are from where you have claimed, the term 'bag man' is indeed a derogatory term...unless you are part of the bag man's scheme. :shifty:

 

I didn't rush anywhere, I don't hold anyones financial report.

 

I was told that you and your sidekick were at the elections office poring over the financial reports last week.  Perhaps my source was wrong?  Perhaps not.

 

But I did hear $ 22, 000 dollars and that is a lot of money.

1. Is that amount of income shown on the report?????

 

2. Is that amount showed passed out?????

 

I actually reviewed the financial reports personally.  There is no $22,000, or $20,000, or $22,372.85 on any Clarksville candidate's report that I saw.

 

3. I was going to ask this candidate but he doesn't show up to much.

 

I attend almost every meeting, gathering, and function...the candidate in question shows up much more often than you.

 

4.  The form is not filled out correctly.  perhaps????

 

Questions should make no man upset when running for office.

 

Then why don't you make the effort to pick up the phone and ask any candidate directly to explain any questions you have about their financial reports? 



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 09:49 AM

Yes I agree Russell it seems only one Republican Candidate is

spending the 20,000 plus...

 

Same candidate has the largest donation.

1,000 from an out of town Towing Company...HMMMMMMMM

 

I asked the candidate about this donation.  Regardless of where his business is located, the donor and many members of his family are longtime Clarksville residents...they want the best for Clarksville because they live here.  Hence, a donation to the person they see as the best candidate.  Ya can't fault them for that.



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 10:08 AM

Donations don't add up...

But I agree I hope all friends vote for friends and donate to them.

 

Myself I hope Clarksville Elects educated people who have 

experience in dealing with issues that are facing homeowners.

 

 

 Elect the best educated, those with proven leadership ability and

those who have  a record of service.  This is my personal opinion.  Cant fault me for that.

 

Just my 2 cents

 

Get out and Vote

 

You vote your buddies I will vote my buddies.

 

Tom

 

I guess you think I am a candidate?????HAAAAAA that is funny.

I am not and neither are you, but I will be glad to speak to your actions????

 

When I say shows up I am speaking of public events where candidates can speak

 

Example Clarksville Historical Society......NO SHOW


Edited by Sleepy, 21 October 2015 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 11:21 AM

 Elect the best educated, those with proven leadership ability and

those who have  a record of service.  This is my personal opinion.  Cant fault me for that.

 

Nope, sure can't fault you for that opinion.  My personal opinion is that we should elect honest people with integrity...those with the heart of a servant rather than the heart of a politician.  An extensive education just makes you well-educated in a particular field of study...it doesn't necessarily make you wise or industrious.  Some of the best educated people I know are not too wise, and some are lazy as all getout.

 

Just my 2 cents

 

Get out and Vote

 

You vote your buddies I will vote my buddies.

 

I won't be voting for my 'buddies' necessarily.  I will be voting for the person I see as the best candidate.

 

Tom

 

I guess you think I am a candidate?????HAAAAAA that is funny.

 

Don't know...don't care...no intention to indicate that you are.

 

I am not and neither are you, but I will be glad to speak to your actions????

 

When I say shows up I am speaking of public events where candidates can speak

 

Example Clarksville Historical Society......NO SHOW

 

Almost all of the GOP candidates have been attending the council meetings and redevelopment meetings.  So you have had plenty of opportunities to ask any questions there...if you would just show up.  Dem attendance has been spotty to non-existent  The one or two who do show up tend to come late and leave early. 

 

Besides, you could not have asked your financial report question at the Historical Society event because the financial reports had not yet been filed.  How can you ask a question about a document you have not yet seen?

 

 


Edited by TomD, 21 October 2015 - 11:22 AM.


#17 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 11:56 AM

I have seen my Republican opponent at very few Town Council meetings until this last stretch and zero redevelopment, committee or work session meetings.

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 12:44 PM

Wanted to ask a question not related to finances at the Historical Society.

 

If Education isn't important, why do candidates say Town Manager has to have an education...DEGREE ?

Let me answer....Because EDUCATION is important.

 

Get the best educated people with the best experience.

 

You talk about being a good servant....I agree   Perhaps those running should show us

all the things in our community they volunteered for and led???

 

Ohh That is right some did.  Some not so much.

 

JUST VOTE TOM D...Lets make sure our differing voices are heard.


Edited by Sleepy, 21 October 2015 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 12:48 PM

Russell and Tom D

 

I appealed those who attend meetings.

I find many other things more important in a candidate .



#20 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 01:10 PM

Russell and Tom D

I appealed those who attend meetings.
I find many other things more important in a candidate .

Huh? You appealed those who attend meetings? I'm sorry. I don't understand.

I agree that there are a lot of important things to pay attention to when choosing a candidate. For me, willingness to get involved and attend meetings even without being paid is one thing to look at. I place a high value on that. How much value you place on it is an individual decision.
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