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Other losers in Election;

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Satch, Nov 3, 2004.

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  1. Satch

    Satch Member

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    Other people who lost yesterday;
    Micheal Mooron
    George Sora**
    The hollywood celebs
    Dixie Chicks
    CBS news
    Dan Blather












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  2. Shooter973

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    Other losers in Election !!!

    And the homosexuals that wanted "Gay Marrage" !!!!! Every state that had it on the ballot voted against it!! :)
     
  3. JohnBT

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    Richmond's Mayor McCullom lost to former Governor Wilder by 70 - SEVENTY - points or so. And some folks kept saying it would be close. Ha! Doug's popular. He left a peaceful life in the country to come home and clean house. :) John


    From the Detroit Free Press

    "November 2, 2004, 10:26 PM

    L. Douglas Wilder, the grandson of slaves who made history 15 years ago as the first black American elected governor, easily won the race Tuesday for mayor of his hometown of Richmond, Va.

    Wilder, 73, became the Virginia capital's first popularly elected mayor since the 1940s, flexing his political muscle by mustering a dominant advantage in campaign funds and touring city schools with Bill Cosby.

    With 28 percent of the vote counted, Wilder had 80 percent, according to unofficial returns. Charles Nance had 10 percent of the vote, Mayor Rudy McCollum had 8 percent and Lawrence E. Williams had 1 percent.

    Wilder had complained publicly for years of declining commerce in downtown Richmond, citing one of America's highest homicide rates and a corruption-riddled government. A half-dozen city officials, including a former mayor, have gone to federal prison in the past decade."
     
  4. Greg L

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    Nick Clooney (George's dad) despite lots of Hollywood backing got thoroughly rejected 54%-43% here in Ky.
     
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    ......fingerhut in ohio
     
  6. duck hunt

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    John, I worked the polls all day yesterday with Rudy's mom, Ida McCollum. A sweeter little lady you'll never meet. Say what you will about Rudy, but he got screwed big time. Doug pushed the Mayor-at-large referendum swearing he had no intention of running, then swooped in and rented an apartment in Richmond in July so he'd qualify as a resident. Rudy's personal friend Lt. Gov Tim Kaine endorsed Doug without so much as a courtesy call to Rudy, and the Free Press, the voice of black Richmond and a longtime fan of McCollum and Doug basher, jumped sides in the final week. In short, he got treated like the bald-headed stepchild because Doug is a demi-god around here, and that ain't right.:mad:
     
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    And that's a good thing WHY?

    A man wanting to marry a man is none of the government's damn business, just as my guns are none of their business
     
  8. JohnBT

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    duck hunt - Didn't Rudy himself say at one point that it was time for a change at City Hall? Pretty funny statement coming from the appointed mayor/elected councilman. Maybe his mom should have run. ;) Lord knows he's had his chance at straightening out the mess that passes for city government here.

    Mr. Wilder was drafted as best I can tell and he's never been one to run from a fight. He was born and raised here, served here and has a genuine love for the people of Richmond. Maybe you know more about the situation than I do, but it appears that all but 9,000 or so of the voters agree with me.

    I'll leave you with the following quote. John

    www3.roanoke.com/politics/bryant3.8.04.html

    "Wilder’s Democratic Party eye-poking goes back decades, all the way back to the 1980s when, as a state senator, he had to maneuver around old line party bosses to get the nomination for lieutenant governor and four years later for governor. Many, ahem, “mainstream†Democrats feared what a black man on the ticket would do to the chances of other, ahem, “mainstream†Democrats who also were seeking office at those times. Wilder did, of course, win both of those statewide races in ’85 and ’89, respectively.

    So Wilder has never forgotten the way he was treated, and probably rightly so. He forever found himself having to work harder than otherwise necessary to succeed in a party that, to many, was always touted to be the political home for blacks who wanted to get ahead in life."
     
  9. duck hunt

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    John, I'm not implying that the people didn't want Doug -- obviously they did -- or that he won't be a good mayor. I'm just saying that it's sleazy and downright cold the way everybody that Rudy thought was in his corner rushed to kiss Wilder's butt and left him standing there like the ugly girl at the dance. I'm not talking policy and politics, I'm talking ethics and friendship. When people who have been your friends for years throw you over like that without an apology or a warning, it sucks. I feel for the guy.
     
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    Daschle is going bye bye!
     
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