Recalls, Reactions, Reports, & Representatives

I spent another day getting as much work done as possible and when 6pm came, I started prepping everything for the big dinner tomorrow night. We’re having a small family gathering, almost as small as we could get, as my mom will be our only guest tomorrow. My sister can’t make it down from Kentucky, and well, I’m not going to discuss anything else. Let me just say that it’s very clear there won’t be anyone else ringing our doorbell.

This evening, I am getting the bread ready for the stuffing, chopping onions and celery, and making sure I have all the spices I need for the traditional family stuffing recipe. The wife and kids are cleaning washing our special dishes, but hopefully we’ll all be in bed early so getting up early won’t hurt so bad in the morning.

Thought #1

A bit of local politics here on the bog.

The Citizens for the Future of Carroll County are working to recall Carroll County Commission Chairman Bill Chappell. From their website:

While the grounds for recalling a duly elected official may include one of the following reasons, our committee checked all 5 reasons on their “Application For Recall” regarding Chairman Bill Chappell:

1. Has committed an act or acts of malfeasance while in office;
2. Has violated his or her oath of office;
3. Has committed an act of misconduct in office;
4. Is guilty of a failure to perform duties prescribed by law; or
5. Has willfully misused, converted, or misappropriated, without authority, public property or public funds entrusted to or associated with the elective office to which the official has been elected or appointed.

Our committee included the following “facts upon which this recall is based” in their application:

“As Carroll County Commission Chairman has committed the following acts of misconduct: (a) violated O.C.G.A. 21-2-414(f) by wrongfully being in an area where early voting was occurring; (b) entered into contracts exceeding his authority under County Ordinance 8(a)(22); (c) misappropriated county funds by unauthorized personal monthly car allowances and having the County pay registration fees for Sue Horn, his longtime girlfriend but listed on the registration form as his spouse; (d) violated the Georgia Open Meeting Statute by discussing an IT services contract in closed meeting when no threat of litigation existed; (e) failed to perform duties prescribed by law by failing to present contracts and other matters to the Board of Commissioners; (f) misused SPLOST funds for settlements and inappropriate purchases; (g) abused his authority by usurping the Board of Commissioners’ authority and by using county funds and resources for the benefit of selected supporters, including Wayne Garner; and (h) violated his oath of office by violating the Times-Georgian’s First Amendment rights, as well as his violations of state law and county ordinances as reflected herein.”

When I first heard that he was seen at the early voting location greeting voters, I suspected he was no good. It doesn’t matter why you are the building, on county business or not, you don’t greet voters inside the building, as they arrive to cast their vote.

Having been brought up to speed on all the other issues, I can’t help but wonder why he’s still in office. If you live in Carroll County make sure you click the links on their page to reserve your place on the petition or even volunteer to help out a bit.

Thought #2

It seems there is a problem with some of the Swine Mexican flu vaccine in Canada.

An unusual number of severe allergic reactions to swine flu vaccinations have been recorded in Canada, where a batch of the vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been recalled, the WHO said on Tuesday.

The Centers for Disease Control here in the United States has re-assured people that there is no problem with the supply in the United States. Uh, hello? Are countries actually preparing their own supplies or is it all made at the same place? I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with the U.S. supply, but how can they be so sure?

Thought #3

Wow. First emails, now source code. Climate change (aka global warming) data has been falsified from the beginning.


valadj=[0.,0.,0.,0.,0.,-0.1,-0.25,-0.3,0.,-0.1,0.3,0.8,1.2,1.7,2.5,2.6,2.6,2.6,2.6,2.6]*0.75 ; fudge factor

There is no doubt this was an inside job. The reports first said it was hackers, but I think it was someone on the inside who thought enough is enough and started spreading the word.

I only have two questions now. Why is President Obama still going to Copenhagen? And what in the hell is Al Gore going to invent now to keep Tipper in the lifestyle that she is accustomed?

Thought #4

There are so many new congressional districts, we’re going to need at least another hundred congressmen to represent them.


One thought on “Recalls, Reactions, Reports, & Representatives

  1. You sound like a crazy person.

    Get out of the way and let the man do his job.

    McChrystal reports to the President of the US. It is not the other way around and hopefully never will be. If McChrystal has a problem with that item he can always put his papers in and retire before he is fired.

    It’s that simple.

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