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#1 GrumpyGranny

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 04:10 PM

Have many of you have had candidates knocking at your door recently, wanting to introduce themselves? Four years ago not one candidate was on our street as far as I know...no knocks, no flyers left on the door. I was beginning to think this year was going to be the same.

 

We had one candidate or his representative on our block a few weeks ago. Funny thing is, he or his representative left a flyer on the house next door to us, but did not knock on our door or leave a flyer...I'm still scratching my head over that!

 

Today there was a candidate on our block, knocking on every door...yeah, I'm nosey, I watched him! We went out on the porch and spent probably 20 minutes or more talking with him; asking him questions and listening closely to his answers. We appreciated him taking time to stop by and chat with us.

 

Thank you, Russell Brooksbank, for including our street in your door to door campaigning and for taking time to really talk with us! 

 

 


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#2 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 05:54 PM

I truly enjoyed our talk. I enjoy going door to door. I want to get out there and talk with as many people as I can. I like hearing about the issues that are at the forefront of people's minds. I wish there was more time, but we've got just a little while left. While I won't reach my goal of knocking on every door, I will be talking with folks in every district. If you see me out there, interrupt me and say hi.
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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:59 PM

Give it another week and you can score some candy...


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Posted 24 October 2015 - 07:59 AM

Woo, you are being a rascal!

Are you equating  politicos going door-to-door with "Trick or Treating?"


Edited by Savile Row, 24 October 2015 - 08:01 AM.

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 09:55 AM

Lots of door to door in my area.



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 10:00 AM

What costume are you wearing?


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#7 GrumpyGranny

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 10:50 AM

Lots of door to door in my area.

 

Hmmm, does this mean you live in a better or more important area than I do?


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Posted 24 October 2015 - 01:09 PM

I might be mean but I don't answer the door regardless of who it is unless I am expecting them. I have had some really, really weird people knock on this door before and I mean SCARY WEIRD ( and not at Halloween). Actually I have never had trick or treaters.
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Posted 24 October 2015 - 02:37 PM

I might be mean but I don't answer the door regardless of who it is unless I am expecting them. I have had some really, really weird people knock on this door before and I mean SCARY WEIRD ( and not at Halloween). Actually I have never had trick or treaters.

I generally don't answer the door, either. Anybody who knows us, and subsequently knows they won't be unwelcome, knows which door to come to, so a knock on "that other door" means BS, usually. You just can't be too careful in this world anymore, and I'm 6'4" 200 lbs, AND I always have a gun on me, even at home. I know it goes against everything the anti gun crowd would have us believe, but I, personally, don't want to ever have to use my firearm against a threat, so I always err on the side of caution.


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#10 MoeMomma

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 05:21 PM

I don't answer my door, unless I am expecting company.   Some random person knocking, will be ignored.  


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#11 GrumpyGranny

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 05:34 PM

Our front door gets knocked on maybe once every three or four months, and I absolutely HAVE to answer it because I am just too darn nosey not to! 


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Posted 24 October 2015 - 07:36 PM

Lots of door to door in my area.

That could happen when you make 14 people run at large.


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:54 AM

Food for Thought
It has been noted by some observers that:  "3/7ths of a vote for an executive branch person

is not a fair nor sound election process
in a  Democratic Republic.

It is flawed."
 
:D :D :D   :D :D :D :D
Gulp...


Edited by Savile Row, 25 October 2015 - 12:22 PM.

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#14 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:04 PM

Food for Thought
It has been noted by some observers that: "3/7ths of a vote is not a fair nor sound election process
for a governmental executive branch person in a Democratic Republic."

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Gulp...

So then why not allow the people to choose the Town Council President instead of the council? I propose that the top vote getter in the general election for one of the At-Large seats be named the Town Council President. Problem solved.
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#15 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:06 PM

Also, under Districtwide voting you would not have 3/7ths of one vote. That is faulty math. You would have 100% of 3 votes.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:13 PM

Russell suggested:

"So then why not allow the people to choose

the Town Council President instead of the council?

I propose that the top vote getter in the general election

for one of the At-Large seats be named the Town Council President. Problem solved."

 

Russell,

    that may well be a better solution than the proposed  "3/ths of a Vote Plan".

    It would allow the voters to choose throughout the governmental entity district

    whom they wanted to be the head of the   

    Executive Branch.

   That is a much more constitutionally sound method than the sketchy "3/7th of a Vote Plan".

    .


Edited by Savile Row, 25 October 2015 - 12:23 PM.

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#17 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:17 PM

There is no 3/xths of a vote plan. How many votes are cast by the council? Answer: 7. With District Voting how many of those votes do I vote for? Answer: 3. I have 100% of 3 whole votes.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:20 PM

Russell suggested:
"So then why not allow the people to choose
the Town Council President instead of the council?
I propose that the top vote getter in the general election
for one of the At-Large seats be named the Town Council President. Problem solved."

Russell,
that may well be a better solution than the proposed "3/ths of a Vote Plan".
It would allow the voters to choose throughout the governmental entity district
whom they wanted to be the head of the
Executive Branch.
That is a much more constitutionally sound method than the sketchy "3/th of a Vote Plan".
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Be sure to check out my answer to the Town Manager question in the voters guide. I think you'll like it. Or you can see my plan early by checking out the "Issues" page of my website www.electbrooksbank.com

#19 Savile Row

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:21 PM

Russell's idea is definitely worth some thought!

  Yes, the restrictive "3/7ths of a Vote Plan"

   to limit a voter to less than

   a full vote

  for the Chief Executive
  is obviously terrible math. Your alternative  idea

  gives each voter a 100% vote for the person

  whom they want to be the head of the Executive Branch.

  The 3/7ths of a Vote Plan is avoided.

  Russell  may have a  constitutionally sound idea!


Edited by Savile Row, 25 October 2015 - 12:48 PM.

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#20 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:26 PM

Russell's idea is definitely worth some thought!
Yes, the restrictive "3/7ths of a Vote Plan"
plan to limit a voter to less than
a full vote
for the Chief Executive
is obvious terrible math. Your idea
gives each voter a 100% vote for the person
whom they want to be the head of the Executive Branch.
The 3ths of a Vote Plan is avoided.
Russell may have a constitutionally sound idea!


I believe my plan accomplishes all our goals. It helps us remain a town, but with a better managed government with checks and balances that is chosen by the people.




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