Another danger of straight ticket voting is that you might unknowingly vote for a candidate whose views are diametrically opposed to your own. The term "RINO" has, of course, been bandied about for years, but there are also "DINO's" - folks running as Dems but holding far-right views. It behooves us all, no matter where we are on the political spectrum, to learn everything we can about all the candidates, and to refrain from voting for someone we know nothing about simply because they are running under a particular banner. ...(full comment)
You think beancounter is tillie??? I can tell you for sure that is not so. What a funny thought.
And beancounter has been an active commenter for quite a while, although at times he was simply too busy to even read the paper. ...(full comment)
Gee Walter, you know a lot about my work experience despite the fact you know nothing. I was specifically told by my supervisor when I asked if I could have an unlisted phone that no, I could not. That my job required 24/7 access, as did those of my co-workers. Clients called us at home all the time. Mostly it wasn't a problem, but some of them were dangerous. I was threatened with a knife at one point so I take a dim view of people castigating state workers. ...(full comment)
No from experience I believe he is not joking. Any references to tea party ( which I guess now is a slur) etc would not be allowed but all name calling of liberals would go on as usual. ...(full comment)
Baloney. Anything you did from your own home had nothing to do with being a public employee and you know it. You also know that your employee (e.g. the state) had rules regarding your use of a computer on your work desk. Posting on CM from work-something no employee should do. Posting on CM from home USING YOUR OWN NAME-nothing your employee would care about. ...(full comment)
Ducktranny, How can one masquerading as a 'lady' ever endeavor to set any record straight? Otherwise, lurking is not the same as participating, and perusing is not the same as comprehending. As far as I'm concerned, the tenure of Mr Tillie, er...I mean, beancounter, in this forum, was conceived when he began to participate, which was of late in real time. Aside from all that, Beanie Boy may define you, but he doesn't define me. Ducktranny "setting the record straight"; that's a certified kneeslappuh...lol! ...(full comment)
There is a major difference with having houses on a lake and having houses with a large campground on a lake. The residence are right to be concerned about the impact on the lake and having a campground in their backyard. The removal of the trees alone will have a large environmental impact to the area. ...(full comment)