In April, my dad was elected mayor of the village I grew up in. It's a small village, under 2,000 people, but he's already frustrated with dealing with the folks who work there (not necessarily the general population) and all the squabbling that goes on. After hearing his stories, I can't imagine running a place the size of Minneapolis.
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Never having been to your city, I won't be voting. I am interested in knowing what your motivations are and what what the process is like. Please update when there is a facebook page or otherwise and best of luck.
RT is not seeking another term. When I toyed with this idea four years ago, I pretty quickly dismissed the idea, deciding I didn't dislike him enough to run against him. It's also why I didn't opt to run for City Councilman - I like our guy enough to not run against him. (Keep in mind that whether or not I run against these dudes would have approximately zero effect on their chances of re-election.) (It could be argued that this campaign will have the same effect - we shall see!)
But I am heartened that someone else made fun of The Rock before I could. I'm going to start talking about other candidates on Monday, I think. We're up to 11, but because none of the "big" candidates have registered yet, having taken a quick peek at all the other guys...I feel like I'm definitely in the Top 3!
Curiously, CEOIII won't post over here, but he was kind enough to invoke the message board over on the Facebook page (facebook.com) - I encourage all my mindless, sheeplike yes men to make sure and read that one. (You can read AWA's much more positive post as well!)
With one week remaining in the filing period, there are currently 16 candidates, but only one of the "top tier" candidates has filed. (They may have an easy time if the other two or three ... or eight ... don't file! But that seems unlikely.)
Not a lot of new stuff added to the office decor in the last eight months. Good luck with the campaign. It sounds like you have the right attitude to go about getting some votes for the non-one party folks!
Originally posted by CRZ Curiously, CEOIII won't post over here, but he was kind enough to invoke the message board over on the Facebook page (facebook.com) - I encourage all my mindless, sheeplike yes men to make sure and read that one. (You can read AWA's much more positive post as well!)
I very nearly died reading this. Especially:
Originally posted by He of the Crooked Glasses in his Facebook Profile Picture All I know about you is, you run a forum in which you close threads if you think things are going to get heated in them. To me, that says you cut and run when things get tough, and you have a proven track record of stifling free speech.
I'm just imagining the mudslinging ads that would air talking about how you stomp out free speech on your message board, complete with a photo negative screenshot of "The-W.com" and the stereotypical "BEEEEOOOOOOWWWWWW" drop.
I usually download them to my work hard drive first, THEN listen from there. Makes it easier to take breaks or go back & re-listen to parts I missed if I have to. I just finished listening, and these are things I walked away with: