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Monday, November 07, 2005

Election Eve Open Thread

My "butterflies" have gotten the best of me. You're on your own.

27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I waited all evening for a call from the republican party but none came some people have to work during the day. Now i am on my way to vote and i will be voting for some democrats.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Sallyann said...

Ken McKillip was calling Republicans only to remind them to GET OUT THE VOTE. Ken did not relate any political message from any Republican candidate running in the race. It was just a "Get Out The Vote" kind of phone call.

8:43 AM  
Blogger marcia said...

Just wanted to say good luck Sally. I am impressed at how far Lindley has come to have a woman running and such controversy stirred up.(And the controversy is not about a woman running for something!) Good for you. My father thinks so much of you, and that tells me a lot of the kind of person you are and that you are the kind of person Lindley needs in this election. You answer all criticism and personal slander with such dignity and respect. I wish the best for you. If I still lived in the area I would vote for you in a second and I am a democrat. Again, Good luck to you!

Marcia (Stocum) Gray

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Sallyann said...

Marcia:

Thanks for the supportive words. Upon reading them my butterflies "quelled" for a moment. I feel like I'm running for "prom queen" and have this uncanny urge to "tease my hair into a high French twist"!!!

Larry and I get a real kick out of your Dad. He keeps the blog just a humming. That man can hold his own. The information he provides about working the roads has been a real benefit for the town. I've learned a lot as I know others have also.

In a few hours it will be over. My plan was to "stand clean" and always take the high road. That's the way I was raised, and I just bet that's the way your Mom and Dad raised you. Thanks again for your kind words. Win or lose, I've had the support of some very fine people here in town. I like to refer to them as "salt of the earth". And I can honestly say I wasn't surprised that me being female never came up (at least I didn't hear anything), even though it could have been the central issue in the campaign. Again, that says alot about the people here in town. I didn't make it an issue and neither did they.

Thanks again.....:-)

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a poem I wrote for today titled Election Day:

In this country we are blessed
We get to choose the very best
Leaders of towns, cities, states
The people who ae running at the gates
Voting is a privilege to cherish
Bless all those who have perished
Defending our freedoms to the end
Just so we can vote again

1:53 PM  
Anonymous NAVY SEAL said...

You should thank every veteran you meet for that right to vote!! If it wasn't for men and women giving up their time to fight for this country you won't have any rights. DO NOT FORGET FRIDAY IS VETERANS DAY. Do them a favor, take one to lunch.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous The Famous said...

Sal, does this mean, if you win, we get to call Larry "First Lady"??

Good Luck!!!!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Eileen said...

You go Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good Luck in todays election...

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say sorry to Jim Adams because i wanted to vote for him but could not figure out how to do a write in vote .Sorry jim

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Sallyann said...

Regarding the poem: What an excellent way to remind us what a privilege the right to vote really is. I know the boys in Iraq seem far away and not really fighting for our freedoms back home. But I've studied the precarious nature of democracies, and I understand that no one should ever take them for granted. Russia, Germany and Japan made a pretty good effort to put the USA under. Their sole purpose: To take away our right to vote. To squash this thing called Democracy. Now we have an enemy whose whole purpose in life is to take us down. Think of it...right now as I write there are terrorists who plot and scheme to kill as many Americans as possible. I will never forget 9/11...ever. And we must never forget that our right to vote bears a price.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous kathyb said...

"Anonymous said...
I waited all evening for a call from the republican party but none came some people have to work during the day. Now i am on my way to vote and i will be voting for some democrats."

Not sure what call Anonymous was waiting for. I don't vote based on whether or not I get a call from either party - I vote based on the qualities of the candidates. Guess some folks have other criteria for voting than I do.

Are you voting Democratic because the Democratic party called you, but the Republicans didn't?

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're cheering for you Sal!

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathyb Yes

7:05 PM  
Anonymous kathyb said...

Also, in regards to the poem - very well said! I am thankful every day that our troops are willing to fight so hard to protect our security and am equally thankful that we have taken the fight to the terrorists, rather than sitting around cowering, like the French are doing right now, while their cities are burning around them.

We take so much for granted because my generation (and our children's)have never had to make sacrifices or struggle for our freedom. Our senior citizens know from personal experience about the days of WWII when everyone made sacrifices and did without for the good of the country and their fellow Americans.

Thanks to all of our fine servicemen and women who have the courage and integrity to stand up for us all. Without their determination and dedication to the task at hand, it would only be a matter of time before we were facing something far worse than 9/11.

Thank you all, veterans and active servicemen and women! You are greatly appreciated and loved!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that if Jim loses -it will be as the person said-not being able to figure out the write in system. There have been conflicting instructions published-apparently relating to various machines in the various towns which confused some. It is a new experience for Lindley residents-but good to see people are trying.Thanks to the blog-there has been a keener interest in the election and town issues. The unfortunate problem is that just as we figure the machines out-new ones are supposed to be in place next year. But State hasn't even decided which kind yet. Figures -doesn't it.
Understand some teachers feel it is important for their students to learn how to work a voting machine. They deserve a big vote of approval.
Real glad to see County Election officials are watching the budget and only using one machine and set of inspectors.Cuts the cost of paying election inspectors in half-multiply that with all the towns in the County.Should be quite a savings. . Even if we do stand in line-good time to visit with old friends and neighbors. Lindley needs more community events -like Heritage Days.
Fortunately, I found the slot just before pulling the lever and was able to vote for Jim. If you lose, Jim-thanks for trying to give us a choice.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous kathyb said...

"Anonymous said...
Kathyb Yes

7:05 PM "

Does that mean yes, the Democratic Party called you? Funny, I didn't get a call from either party. I know that Ken McKillip made some calls, but haven't heard anyone comment on getting a call from the Democratic party. How about an informal poll to find out how many other voters were contacted by either party and whether or not that call impacted their decision? Just curiousity on my part, but it seems odd. Hmmm....

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read preliminary results here : http://www.steubencony.org/SteubenCountyElectionResults2005gen.pdf
Wish more voters could have come out.
Not looking forward to next year.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... and the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home." Christopher Columbus.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the stats. Three of the counilmen are recent appointees. High turnover rate and one of these is already on disability. 2 years passes quickly -either they prove themselves or out they go.
As has been said-that's why we have elections.

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't refering to councilman positions.....

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Marc said...

Congratulations - To all election winners. It was a interesting campaign.

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As stated in the article here mr.mckillip was to call every republican. i did not recieve any call from either parties.

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

guess some people like to be pampered like poodles. just because you didn't receive a call may not have been anyone's fault. your line may have been busy -your line may have been tied up with your complaining on the blog. shouldn't have interferred with your responsibility to get out and vote-if not for candidates-for the bond issue. Please no snievling.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry - you weren't referring to the 2 newly elected counilmen- It should be interesting to watch their behavior. As a previous writer stated -they need to prove themselves.

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you like the poem. I do this for fun and like to share once in awhile.

Here is another one to think about.

Rushing water under golden leaves
Walking the woods with the chill breeze
Deer grazing in a country plot
Turkeys flying over our lot
Squirrels rushing with their loot
Black bears sunning in late sun
Fall is here in pursuit
Of all the colors and leaf fun
Time to change the clocks
And to don the warm socks.

Congratulations to all winners and let us all give the elected ones our support regardless of party affiliation. I think you will be surprised at how well these people will work together.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Kitty -Historian said...

Thanks everyone who took time to get out to vote on the Transportation Bond . I might even get to see 4 lanes of traffic from Lawrenceville to Presho in my lifetime. I hope.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Sallyann said...

My...My....I see we have a little humor, some sour grapes, a nice poem, well stated opinions, a voting fact or two....and excellent comebacks!

It's was a pure joy to open this blog this morning.

I'm feeling better!

9:41 AM  

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