Dayton City Election: 2013

Dayton City Election: 2013

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#1 Feb 5, 2013
Any questions?
Urine

Lavinia, TN

#2 Feb 5, 2013
wolfeagle wrote:
Any questions?
Are people going to vote out the corruption?

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#3 Feb 5, 2013
Urine wrote:
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Are people going to vote out the corruption?
I don't think corruption can be "voted out", per se. However, I do think over a large span of time, perhaps a generation or so, society can realign itself with what "they" at that time deem proper as to "them". We do the same thing just a 'different point in time" lol

I do believe that we can choose a viable mayor, as if we're going to have one, I want one with "integrity". Integrity alone will earn my vote.

So in short answer to your question, No, we cannot "vote out corruption" in one election, but we can start somewhere and at some point in time. Our luck the world may already be too far gone and if that be the case well...Drinks on the house lol
Urine

Lavinia, TN

#4 Feb 5, 2013
wolfeagle wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think corruption can be "voted out", per se. However, I do think over a large span of time, perhaps a generation or so, society can realign itself with what "they" at that time deem proper as to "them". We do the same thing just a 'different point in time" lol

I do believe that we can choose a viable mayor, as if we're going to have one, I want one with "integrity". Integrity alone will earn my vote.

So in short answer to your question, No, we cannot "vote out corruption" in one election, but we can start somewhere and at some point in time. Our luck the world may already be too far gone and if that be the case well...Drinks on the house lol
Sad that people have let it get this bad. Our society is sick, and has been for a long time. I'm afraid it's so far gone that there is no getting it back. I'm not even sure the people want it back. They want their checks and their meds, not freedom and the ability to support themselves.

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#5 Feb 5, 2013
Urine wrote:
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Sad that people have let it get this bad. Our society is sick, and has been for a long time. I'm afraid it's so far gone that there is no getting it back. I'm not even sure the people want it back. They want their checks and their meds, not freedom and the ability to support themselves.
You know what, and seriously, but as I read your words it was like an "I feel the same way" feeling...weird I know. Look at the weather for example. I think in a way I would almost hate to be a government official IF it all were to collapse or something. I mean, history consistently tells us of past civilization and societies poof...sad to even think it.

In my opinion, the answer is found in a "seed". Yep, a seed. Dayton, Tennessee is "our seed". How we cultivate, nourish, water, sustain, care and so forth. will determine what that seed will sprout forth.

So yes. There is hope. We just need to look further down the line and forget past tendencies and elect us a person in which "we" as an individual feels should lead us. As mammals, in a way we yearn for something to follow and to lead should be many things that many of us do not have.

But anyways, I'd stock a couple extra cans of green beans just in case lol

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#6 Feb 5, 2013
And one other thing, whoever this "leader" may be we must remember that it takes THREE to "lead". So this election offers two candidates for one mayor seat and three candidates for two council seats. Therefore, it sort of makes sense that no matter who gets elected if they all can't get along, or one of them cheated or something, then well... I know I'd be sorta piss'd off if I got Jedused.
Accountability

Cleveland, TN

#7 Feb 5, 2013
Was that last word supposed to have something to do with being a Judas?

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#8 Feb 5, 2013
Accountability wrote:
Was that last word supposed to have something to do with being a Judas?
Yes.
I wonder

Dayton, TN

#9 Feb 6, 2013
wolfeagle wrote:
And one other thing, whoever this "leader" may be we must remember that it takes THREE to "lead". So this election offers two candidates for one mayor seat and three candidates for two council seats. Therefore, it sort of makes sense that no matter who gets elected if they all can't get along, or one of them cheated or something, then well... I know I'd be sorta piss'd off if I got Jedused.
Do you think it will be possible for the council to work as a whole given the fact that two of them are running against each other. Read somewhere in another thread that one of them went to all his fellow councilmen and got their blessing, so to speak,including the one running also, yet they had to read about the second one deciding to run in the paper. If I were on the council, I would have to ask myself why he would have done that. I had the opportunity to ask two of them if it was true,(don't know the other one), and they said it was. I am thinking that will drive a serious wedge between them. I really think that councilman showed total disrespect to the rest. Sounds a lot like the present mayor we have now. Any thoughts you'd like to share?
very true

Cleveland, TN

#10 Feb 6, 2013
That's true. It just doesn't look write with Grahams signs stapled to Louallens signs all over town. Looks like Louallen already has his vice mayor picked. Looks like it's Louallen and Graham against the other to.
my my my

Dayton, TN

#11 Feb 6, 2013
very true wrote:
That's true. It just doesn't look write with Grahams signs stapled to Louallens signs all over town. Looks like Louallen already has his vice mayor picked. Looks like it's Louallen and Graham against the other to.
He has picked his vice mayor if elected. He feels it is only fair that the voters are informed that it will be Steve Randolph. To bad Vincent didn't run again. Then Doss could be stapled under him like he has been since elected councilman. Looks like Doss, if elected will have to wait for a vice mayor until vacant seat is filled because the present council will refuse to be vice mayor. They don't want to do his duties for him. Can't say that I blame them.
bull dook

Dayton, TN

#12 Feb 6, 2013
if doss gets elected they will be kissing his rear to be vice mayor just as always if you are up friends come out of snake holes and show their eyes and want to be your buddie but when chips are down you can't smoke them out if you needed to. look how they did old cobb he was king of town one day and then all his so called friends turned on him and voted in their new one to bully.

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#13 Feb 6, 2013
I wonder wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think it will be possible for the council to work as a whole given the fact that two of them are running against each other. Read somewhere in another thread that one of them went to all his fellow councilmen and got their blessing, so to speak,including the one running also, yet they had to read about the second one deciding to run in the paper. If I were on the council, I would have to ask myself why he would have done that. I had the opportunity to ask two of them if it was true,(don't know the other one), and they said it was. I am thinking that will drive a serious wedge between them. I really think that councilman showed total disrespect to the rest. Sounds a lot like the present mayor we have now. Any thoughts you'd like to share?
Actually, that was the primary reason I started this thread hoping that most comments pertinent to the election be placed here, or at least in one spot. I too have read an assortment of things "somewhere n here" but usually forget where I read them. Trolls can wreak havoc by creating lots of topics concerning similar issues and then everything is watered down. I have no intention of using this thread as a "question and answer" just for me, but hope to become part of the dialog as I will indeed be voting for one mayor and two councilmen (or just one) here in a couple months or so. I consider it important to me. Others may not live within the city, I do.

You ask, "Do you think it will be possible for the council to work as a whole given the fact that two of them are running against each other". My answer is YES. Actually, as we know, four people ran for 2 council seats last election and two of those candidates were sitting councilmen which was Gary and Bobby. They managed to run campaigns and apparently "have worked together' ever since.

The rest of your comment seems to imply that "one of them" decided to run and went around and asked the others if they were going to run and they all said no, only to find out that one of them lied when "the one" that told the others he was running for mayor and was assured by his council buddies that none of them wanted to run decided to run. Councilman No. 1 found this out that Councilman No. 2 was running for mayor while flipping through a newspaper. Hey, this is Rhea County, welcome to it lol

As for what you say about this and that and he said this, but done that, all that is vague. Fill in the blanks with some names and I'll call them each and all and ask them directly. Maybe the question can be asked at that free hotdog "meet the candidate" function I'm thinking of promoting lol

But seriously, if the "four" councilmen told the "one" one thing but turned around without explanation and did something else, then some of us take things like that as a "lie". But like you said about "reading here somewhere", I thought I read somewhere on here that the "second one" that decided to run did so because lots of people begged him to, something like that. I may be wrong. Another example as to why this all needs compacted into one topic.

But if there is turmoil and animosity on any board and out of 5 councilmen 4 are pissed off at 1 of them for what they consider "lying to them", well the majority council will probably be just fine in working together. However, then the lone "Judas" in the bunch probably will be about as effective as a mayor as teats on a boar hog and can never get anything done. A good healthy debate would sure straighten it out. One thing for sure it would show us all who is "man enough" to stand up on the truth. I have found that as scary as that can be it is also very liberating to "stand on the side of truth".

This would be worth a free drink, free hotdog and free entertainment in seeing Councilman No. 1 vs Councilman No. 2 go at it. We can even dub it a cool "Event Name" lol
lets go back

Cleveland, TN

#14 Feb 7, 2013
lets all go back a few years.taxes?? ok were there county taxes paid for poker machines??in places of buisneses?if not, then there should have been. that was a waste of money for our county.lets go back , when does the property which was paved driveways and others ever paid for that was not inside the city limits?why was our city council not on top of this.also when does the councilmen, check our schools see why many that live in the city limits get to go to rhea elementary.now as for bobby mowing graveyards, well thats making money. just like owning a buisness.mowing yards is a buisness.from what i have seen here, is a group of people that hated it when bobby came out for mayor.well get over it. its done and there will be one winner.the ones that keep on and on mad cause bobby ran.i guess next you might get one started on jerry morgan. cause this time around jerry has alot of people behind him.maybe enough to offset billy.old saying stir up the race and in the end you might be on bottom of the platform. saying why did i go so far out in left field. when i was not the one running for office.well it is because some wanted the mayors race to only have one person running.well in my lifetime i have yet to see a mayors race in dayton with only one running.every where i look i see signs gary and billy.flood this city with your signs. in the end the people of the city of dayton, may just show you. they are sick of SIGNS ALL OVER THE PLACE. a few signs is no big deal but over flood the area makes many upset seeing to many signs, that can cause one lose cause of to many signs.
Accountability

Cleveland, TN

#15 Feb 7, 2013
bull dook wrote:
if doss gets elected they will be kissing his rear to be vice mayor just as always if you are up friends come out of snake holes and show their eyes and want to be your buddie but when chips are down you can't smoke them out if you needed to. look how they did old cobb he was king of town one day and then all his so called friends turned on him and voted in their new one to bully.
Interesting. Whoever even said the chips were down for Doss or any of the other candidates? You don't seem to have much confidence in whoever it is you were speaking of.
bull dook

Dayton, TN

#16 Feb 7, 2013
Chips are neither up or down before an election for either candidate. Just making a simple observation to dispute the commentor who thinks no body will want to serve for Doss if he is elected. My point to that was simple. Once someone WINS an election, the brown-nosers the shoe shiners, the hand shakers all climb aboard the glory train of the winner. Losers beware because what once was your victory land now becomes your sloth to waller in. You won't see your so called friends then.
Booger

Lavinia, TN

#17 Feb 7, 2013
bull dook wrote:
Chips are neither up or down before an election for either candidate. Just making a simple observation to dispute the commentor who thinks no body will want to serve for Doss if he is elected. My point to that was simple. Once someone WINS an election, the brown-nosers the shoe shiners, the hand shakers all climb aboard the glory train of the winner. Losers beware because what once was your victory land now becomes your sloth to waller in. You won't see your so called friends then.
Or they will do everything they can to make him or her look like a fool.
call it like it is

Cleveland, TN

#18 Feb 7, 2013
i have known bobby doss for a long time.....he is not lazy, has never lied to me, my friends or family....he works his butt off 5,6,7 days a week if they are funerals on the weekends, puts his family aside for other peoples families, he dont bash you about your job...so dont bash him for working and feeding his family So what if he took a trip if he did...big deal...he is not getting paid for the council job right now. I am sure these trips been going on longer than he has been on the council As for the raises....he probably has a good reason not to vote for them like not wanting to raise city taxes, or electric rates....etc. As for the light on market street....guess some of you are to young to remember one being there years ago....so if you want to dog him....go ahead...i for one think he has done a pretty good job......A friend of mine use to say......before he passed away recently....Bobby is a good man.....he will be last person to let you down.
focus

Cambridge, MA

#19 Feb 7, 2013
No one said he was lazy. He also gets paid. Those trips are old talk.
hold the line

Dayton, TN

#20 Feb 7, 2013
call it like it is wrote:
i have known bobby doss for a long time.....he is not lazy, has never lied to me, my friends or family....he works his butt off 5,6,7 days a week if they are funerals on the weekends, puts his family aside for other peoples families, he dont bash you about your job...so dont bash him for working and feeding his family So what if he took a trip if he did...big deal...he is not getting paid for the council job right now. I am sure these trips been going on longer than he has been on the council As for the raises....he probably has a good reason not to vote for them like not wanting to raise city taxes, or electric rates....etc. As for the light on market street....guess some of you are to young to remember one being there years ago....so if you want to dog him....go ahead...i for one think he has done a pretty good job......A friend of mine use to say......before he passed away recently....Bobby is a good man.....he will be last person to let you down.
Not going to knock doss. he is a good man with nice clean hands except for walking in the footsteps of Vincent and his gypsy ways. As for your comments about not being paid, he gets a check for three or four hundred a month plus insurance for his service. All the council does and I know this for a fact. We don't owe vincent or doss any free meals from the best steak houses all over nashville and gatilinburg. Have you priced any of those steaks to realise what folks are mad about? One steak might cost ya 75 bucks. Now if you add some drinks potatoes and salads to that you gotta bill about five six hundred bucks on the cheap side to feed the mayor and his table of hands in the cookie jar groupies. The food stealing ain't old news with this taxpayer. I am still mad about it. It is a bill that needs to be looked into and paid back.

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