I would like to apologize for calling Granny an Arm Chair Quarterback.
You have my sincere apology. No harm intended in my post.
Armchair quarterback - Dictionary.com
a person who offers advice or an opinion on something in which they have no expertise or involvement.
Sleepy, personally I feel that the definition of armchair quarterback fits you much better than me, especially if others are correct and you don't even live in Clarksville. If you aren't here day to day, you must be getting your "facts" secondhand from someone here, which amounts to your "facts" being nothing more than hearsay...
information received from other people that one cannot adequately substantiate; rumor.
I have offered my opinion many, many times but I have never pretended to be educated enough on politics in general or Clarksville politics in particular to offer advice to the council, the candidates or the voters. While I don't have any expertise, I am involved since I do own property, live in, vote in Clarksville. Yes, I have an opinion on district voting...for. Yes, I have an opinion on the department heads, or two in particular that I believe have done an excellent job and yes, I would hate to see them replaced. And while I know that replacing department heads is commonplace, I do question this "loyalty" that is expected from department heads to those elected.
I think a department head's loyalty should be to the town and it's citizens, doing the best job possible for both. Yes, department heads do need to work with the council in am amiable manner for the good of the town/citizens but IMO their loyalty should be to their job, their department, the town, the citizens...
What have I done for the town myself? I have tried to educate myself on the candidates and vote responsibly. I will trust the council to do right by the town until they don't, then I'll educate myself again to the best of my ability and vote again in the next election. That's all I can do, that's all I have to offer. Oh, of course, I will offer my opinion when I feel the urge to. I am entitled to do that, on this site or anywhere else. Whether you or anyone else agrees with me is really not my concern.
And quite frankly all your talk about people getting their walking papers doesn't amount to a hill of beans when you will not name names or attempt to offer any real facts or proof. Link to an article, get your contact here in town to back you up, do something but throw empty "facts" at us and maybe we will believe you. Not all of us pretend to be insiders or players in the game of Clarksville politics. We prefer facts we can substantiate to hints and/or rumors.
Sleepy, Happy Holidays to you and yours.