Fight has just begun for Gloucester c...

Fight has just begun for Gloucester citizens

There are 50 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jan 8, 2009, titled Fight has just begun for Gloucester citizens. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

I was pulling for Gloucester citizens to bring a heap of shoes to Tuesday night's Board of Supervisors meeting in a bold act of civil protest.

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gloucester native

Irvington, VA

#1 Jan 9, 2009
Why can't this bunch of irate citizens just get over it until the next elections? Where were they when the former board wasted thousands of our taxpayer dollars? Have they forgotten the fiasco of the reassessment which cost almost half a million dollars for a job which was never done?
WOW

United States

#2 Jan 9, 2009
Thank you, Tamara. Once again you got it right. This has become a much bigger issue than just crooked politics in Gloucester County. Of course we can vote them out, and we will, but this is now a matter that affects the rights of all Americans to petition their government.

Thanks again for keeping this travesty front and center.
Norfolk Resident

Chesapeake, VA

#3 Jan 9, 2009
The people that REALY call the shots and make the decisions that affect us every day are not elected buy us. We do not have as much control over our government as we think we do.
Gardenfairy

New York, NY

#4 Jan 9, 2009
And once again, Thank You Tamara for your straight forward opinion pieces on our situation here in Gloucester.
Keep it in the forfront for us.
Gardenfairy

New York, NY

#5 Jan 9, 2009
gloucester native wrote:
Why can't this bunch of irate citizens just get over it until the next elections? Where were they when the former board wasted thousands of our taxpayer dollars? Have they forgotten the fiasco of the reassessment which cost almost half a million dollars for a job which was never done?
Get over it? We will when that crackpot judge's ruling is overturned and when the Foul Four are outsted at the polls.
VIGILANTE

Hampton, VA

#6 Jan 9, 2009
Need I say more? When the court system is crooked, when elected officials are crooked, the only thing the citizen can rely on is a VIGILANTE!
Downward Spiral

Richmond, VA

#7 Jan 9, 2009
I thought that insurance companies had plans that offered coverage for lawyers fees and court costs for public officials.....I know I read something about a plan like that a few years ago. I though it was a rider that you could place on your homeowners insurance?

Secondary to that....the GANG had better get themselves prepared for life outside of the public eye. I'll bet ANYTHING, even sell my soul to the devil....they WON'T get relected for another term.
G-Man

Hillsborough, NC

#8 Jan 9, 2009
gloucester native wrote:
Why can't this bunch of irate citizens just get over it until the next elections? Where were they when the former board wasted thousands of our taxpayer dollars? Have they forgotten the fiasco of the reassessment which cost almost half a million dollars for a job which was never done?
I agree !! And by the way anyone who encourages the shoe bit is a moron. It's called stirring the pot and the same bunch gets all wound up every time she does it! The elections will take care of the crooks, but the pot stirrers will just find another cause.
Gardenfairy

Stafford, VA

#9 Jan 9, 2009
G-man, the "pot stirrer" as you refer to Tamara, is not getting anyone "wound up". We are are past that. We have our heads on straight and our goal set. And if you thought what you said to be true, you wouldn't come on here and join in the discussion
So, stop acting like you know the 40 and how we feel and react to what is going on. We are greatful that the papers keep this in the light of day and report what is happening as we go forward to recover our civil rights.

Oh! And to oust the 4 off their backsides and out of Gloucester government.

What a happy day that will be when the last of them are finally gone.
G-Man

Hillsborough, NC

#10 Jan 9, 2009
Gardenfairy wrote:
G-man, the "pot stirrer" as you refer to Tamara, is not getting anyone "wound up". We are are past that. We have our heads on straight and our goal set. And if you thought what you said to be true, you wouldn't come on here and join in the discussion
So, stop acting like you know the 40 and how we feel and react to what is going on. We are greatful that the papers keep this in the light of day and report what is happening as we go forward to recover our civil rights.
Oh! And to oust the 4 off their backsides and out of Gloucester government.
What a happy day that will be when the last of them are finally gone.
I join in to hear you rant your views. Do you really think everyone would agree with you??? LOL
Now fly away Gardenfairy !!
Lessismore

Norfolk, VA

#11 Jan 9, 2009
Dear Daily Mess:

GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!11111
Retired

Saluda, VA

#12 Jan 9, 2009
First and foremost I am totally opposed to the past performance of the four BOS. I believe their actions to be unethical, but not lawbreaking.
But I do believe in the right to vote as they have in the past. It has happened over the years in Gloucester county just as it is happening now. Nothing new there, except its a different group. I don't believe that the voting pattern is good for the county, but I still think they have that right.
For a member of the BOS to sue the school board (her employer) was just plain wrong. For that alone she should not be reelected.
For the Judge to "fine" citizens for doing what the Constitution allows is also unwarrented, and should be appealed.
I believe most (more than one term) politicians are, or will be greedy, untrustworthy and unethical. There are many reasons to limit elected officials to one term just as we do our Governer.
And as side note: Gov Kaine should resign now that he has become the DNC Chair.
Joseph

Hampton, VA

#13 Jan 9, 2009
Please, I'm begging you, no more stories on the Gloucester Board of Supervisors
The Headless Horseman

Buffalo Junction, VA

#14 Jan 9, 2009
Tamara Dietrich is just another liberal wack job - and the newspapers are going under just because of nut cases just like her. Why can't the DP just report the news without all the liberal bias? Their parent company in Chicago is already going under - maybe the DP will go under with them. Even at this point the newspapers still have not gotten the obvious clue that they are failing because of their liberal bias. Thanks Tamara for you valiant attempt to keep things stirred up so that you can be seen as a great reporter - really good media here eh?
Downward Spiral

Richmond, VA

#15 Jan 9, 2009
Tamara writes Editorial's. She writes her OPINION, it's her JOB to stir it up, to generate more readers, to cause a bunch of talk about her subject. I very seldom ever agree with her POV, but I will admit, I read her stuff all of the time for that EXACT reason.
G-Man

Hillsborough, NC

#16 Jan 9, 2009
The Headless Horseman wrote:
Tamara Dietrich is just another liberal wack job - and the newspapers are going under just because of nut cases just like her. Why can't the DP just report the news without all the liberal bias? Their parent company in Chicago is already going under - maybe the DP will go under with them. Even at this point the newspapers still have not gotten the obvious clue that they are failing because of their liberal bias. Thanks Tamara for you valiant attempt to keep things stirred up so that you can be seen as a great reporter - really good media here eh?
I agree 100%. Unfortunately I can't judge your comments since only 3 catagories are allowed by the DP and Gardenfairy and a couple of others always swoop in and post 3 judgments in their view thus blocking any other judges. This is typical behavior as thier closed minds only allow them to see things as they WISH they were.
Norm -- not Norment

San Antonio, TX

#17 Jan 9, 2009
G-Man wrote:
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I agree 100%. Unfortunately I can't judge your comments since only 3 catagories are allowed by the DP and Gardenfairy and a couple of others always swoop in and post 3 judgments in their view thus blocking any other judges. This is typical behavior as thier closed minds only allow them to see things as they WISH they were.
Interesting you two treat reporting of a story in which four supervisors had a wanton disregard for FOIA as "liberal bias". As usual with the kooky-cons, "rule of law" applies only to that with which they agree. Everything else is "liberal bias".
Cathy LaFountaine

Seaford, DE

#18 Jan 9, 2009
there are far more counties than Gloucester that are so corrupt i can only hope that your coverage will fuel this fire taking back our goverment and our rights that we still have thank you. Cathy
Cathy LaFountaine

Seaford, DE

#19 Jan 9, 2009
there are far more counties than Gloucester that are so corrupt I can only hope that your coverage will fuel this fire taking our goverment back and our rights that we still have Thank you

“Gaelic-Ioudaious "Sookie"”

Since: May 08

Emerald Isle, N.C Topsail

#20 Jan 9, 2009
G-Man wrote:
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I join in to hear you rant your views. Do you really think everyone would agree with you??? LOL
Now fly away Gardenfairy !!
The fight is going to adjust some attitudes regarding the People. Thank you TD for your
great " eyesight " on these issues.

G-Man- what part of the laws are you stuck on?
Is it Troy ruled the court? Parker was a lapdog?

Here is a very short scenario for you:

" At a MINIMUM, the government MUST have a mechanism for receiving complaints and grivences
from the People. Even if only to file them with stern consideration of due process. Due Process guarantees that justice will be administered FAIRLY-would apply if the citizen's petitions took the FORM of a court case".

G-Man- move on, and know the laws and take in a deep breath, the legals, scholars are speaking UP and OUT now, due to the rail roading of the people.

TA etal, got in over their heads. They should have walked. Adding Preachman as opposed to Therbage is a very blatent public announcement: TA wants her team to roll on, the trouble that awaits will cool some of the BOS jets. Big Time.

The Errors and Ommissions SHOULD be in place for the BOS, and every BOS in the State of NC/VA/PA/KY
That is the promise through paid premiums, allows the errors or ommissions to be paid out.

BUT: TA gave her stamp of approval to troy to be as vindicitve as possible to get even, as the leakers had foretold. Knowledge is a wonderful thing, a little knowledge is dangerous in this case.

Vindicitve TA. NO way are any of the BOS going to be "free from this burden"....they created, and acted foolishly in thinking the People were imtimidated by Troy. Not when there are BETTER lawyers, better scholars and MANY others are waiting in the wings to see just how strong the ACLU is going to be with a broken down First, which is illegal to begin with.

You can not break the First down, w/o affecting the remaining social freedoms the First hold.
Courts should be cognate to those fundamental rights, that are still in EFFECT.

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