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ES endorses Anderson

Girard, OH

#28232 Oct 24, 2013
EDUCATE SPRINGBORO ENDORSES ANDERSON

http://educatespringboro.org/

Educate Springboro supports a slate of three candidates, Charles Anderson, David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn for Springboro Board of Education. David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn bring their perspective as parents, taxpayers and concerned citizens to provide more balance in board perspectives. We are also confident that with the addition of the business acumen Charles Anderson has accumulated in his many years of service to the community, our district can continue to be sustainable. Keeping our students as the first priority, supporting our teachers, and being the voice of the community in public education is our goal. The addition of Anderson, Bitner, and Vaughn aid us all in accomplishing that goal.

Educate Springboro is also FOR the renewal. Issue 14 is a reduced renewal levy. In good faith, we’ve balanced the budget and met our obligations. When it became clear that the district could meet its needs with less money, the board voted to request lower millage in the renewal levy in November. Not only have we proven that we can live within our means, but now every stakeholder in this district—our students and families, our staff and teachers, and the taxpayers--will benefit.

Please join Educate Springboro in voting

FOR DAVID BITNER for School Board, and

FOR KOLTON VAUGHN for School Board, and

FOR CHARLES ANDERSON for School Board, and

FOR ISSUE 14 for our school district.
Scary Boro Boo Boo

Akron, OH

#28233 Oct 24, 2013
mirror mirror wrote:
<quoted text>
You successfully posted your political autobiography.
Congratulations!
That's funny!... but seriously, don't be deceived by the
Gospel of the Great Bloviater! It's just politics! And no big
loss to our school district that the only ONE citizen in town that knows all things and how it should be done, with no hypocrisy, refused to stand up for kids and run for school board election on November 5th. Guess it's just easier to join Ron's Kids and
Vote for Revenge against a Springboro parent whose politics and opinions differ -- anyway, aother "gotcha" moment for the union, all wrapped up in a big red bloviating ribbon!

But seriously, the BIG question remains to be answered on
November 5, 2013 at the polls....

HOW WOULD A UNION CONTROLLED SCHOOL BOARD USE YOUR TAX DOLLARS!

If you believe that's too scary to think about, and
If you believe in Our Children First...
Please join the Party of TWO
Parents Representing Parents
and VOTE for the only TWO Non-Union school board candidates
DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN!

On November 5th
Vote For DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN
Students First/Responsible Budgeting
A Win-Win Ticket for all students, parents,
school employees and community taxpayers!

... and that's a Good Thing for us all!
Stay Focused

Akron, OH

#28234 Oct 24, 2013
This is a pivotal school board election. The outcome of this election will affect the direction of this district for years, and possibly decades to come. We may choose to regress toward a repetition of many of the mistakes this district has made in the past by consciously voting for a union-controlled school board.

Or we can stay the course by continuing in a fiscally responsible manner, ensuring that meeting kids’ educational needs are the first priority. The school board exists to represent the interests of parents and the public providing a check and balance to assure the school system meets the needs of the community.
Parent and community representation are critical. David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn are both parents of children enrolled in Springboro Schools and have committed to making education their top priority. Bitner and Vaughn support the “Children First” philosophy.

Two of David’s and Kolton’s opponents – Ron Malone, former high school principal and David Stuckey a former teacher – retired this last year. Electing these two and their partner Charles Anderson would create a school board where none of the 5 members is parent with children enrolled in school. My advice is to elect a couple of men with young kids to the board. The school district already has 400 employees with Education background and experience.

Unions are doing to public education what they have done to GM and Chrysler. Quality of education is declining as the unions force more money into compensation and away from improving the product – highly educated children. The result is persistent requests for additional taxes as the school system’s resources are drained.

Our board has been able to strike a balance that is sustainable, but negotiations will begin again in March 2015. The teacher’s union supports the Malone, Stuckey, Anderson ticket and hopes to get two very friendly allies on the school board. It is important to have Bitner and Vaughn on the board as advocates for parents and children during the next round of negotiations.
A UNION CONTROLLED BOARD WILL PLACE PRIORITY ON MEETING THE DESIRES OF ITS MEMBERS.

VOTE NOVEMBER 5, 2013!
BITNER/VAUGHN
TWO VOTES FOR TWO
PARENTS REPRESENTING PARENTS
A WINNING TICKET FOR ALL!
Motovoter

Cincinnati, OH

#28235 Oct 24, 2013
It's rather pathetic that Jim Rigano invokes 911 to push his extreme right-wing views on religion in politics, apparently derived in part from the fantasies in the materials provided to him by the Institute on the Constitution.

He does this at 057:00 here:


That's certainly disgusting in and of itself, but it's especially offensive (and just dumb) because the Institute on Constitution pushes the theory that 911 was an inside job - that is, that the Bush administration, the Armed Forces, the fire department, police department, etc. orchestrated 911. This is just the most disgusting and stupid conspiracy theory, as it's offensive to the survivors of 911 and others who were traumatized by 911, and EVERY SINGLE CLAIM of these disgusting extremists has been immediately refuted.

To wit:

1. Pastor David Whitney, one of the chief figures of the Institute on the Constitution, happily appeared on a 911 conspiracy podcast:
visibility911.libsyn.com/2006/06
In fact, starting at 54:00, he seems to endorse those who believe that the New World Order did 911, stating that "tyrants of the world have a plan for our country" ... "911 was a big piece in moving that plan forward."
Also, if you listen to it, you'll note that the conspiracy nut hosting the podcast is one of the hosts for the Institute on the Constitution.

2. They published an article by Paul Craig Roberts, in which he repeats his belief that the government's account of 911 is the conspiracy theory: http://archive.theamericanview.com/index.php...
Paul Craig Roberts is a well-known conspiracist in the 911 Truther community:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/arti...

3. John Lofton, another chief figure at the Institute on the Constitution, led an angry podcast denouncing a very fair ABC News report on 911 Truthers:

http://archive.theamericanview.com/index.php...
There are some gems here:
10:00 - states that the ABC reporter who did a fair report on Truthers should be ashamed of himself
15:35 - "what really happened on 911"
16:20 - government is pushing a coverup
25:50 - ABC involved in a massive cover-up
33:30 - had interviewed Richard Gage, the most prolific proponent of the controlled demolition silliness
34:30 - when speaking of the Gage CD, indicates that the 911 truther claims are legitimate
36:10 - repeats the nanothermetic dust claim, which is supposedly evidence for explosives (but all of the evidence is laughable)
42:00 - doubts if we can even know that bin Laden ordered the attack, because he can't understand whatever language bin Laden speaks

4. When you purchase the "Constitution host kit" from the Institute on the Constitution - apparently the place where the otherwise uneducated Ricki Pepin got her information on the Constitution - you are sent a copy of "September 11 Revisited: Were Explosives Used to Bring Down the Buildings?" As you might have figured out, the documentary concludes that explosives were used in the Towers.

http://fauxcapitalist.com/2012/06/11/purchase...

Do Bitner and Vaughn also want these creeps to teach Springboro children about the Constitution?
check up from neck up

Girard, OH

#28236 Oct 24, 2013
Scary Boro Boo Boo wrote:
<quoted text>

If you believe in Our Children First...
Please join the Party of TWO
Parents Representing Parents
and VOTE for the only TWO Non-Union school board candidates
DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN!
You like to use "Children First" without hesitation. Educate Springboro first introduced "Children First" philosophy in this district. Earlier today, Educate Springboro put "In the Direction of Decision" on their website which endorses Bitner Vaughn and Anderson.

I strongly suggest you cease hijacking Educate Springboro's efforts for the purpose of furthering personal political agenda, or to defend what potentially could be a severely bruised ego.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#28237 Oct 24, 2013
School District Voter wrote:
o Children First Budgeting plan works! But, only if the school district has a reform-minded majority of elected officials to work the successful plan. As a school district voter, I first heard of the children’s first budget plan at a community meeting of concerned citizens in Springboro, a few years ago. At that time, our board representatives were 4-1 tax and spend lovers, but in 2011, Springboro voters elected a children’s first budget majority; and it is amazing what has been accomplished in our school district in less than two years!
It has taken our school district five failed levies and two election cycles to beat the forced unionism system, and we are winners! We now have our greatest challenges coming up in the November school board elections. School district voters get to decide if we choose to further our children’s first budgeting success, or re-instate the tax and spend plan of the failed 2011 school board candidates, who oppose our children first.
School Board Candidates Ron Malone/David Stuckey/
Charles Anderson, all Three, oppose our
Children First; As a school district voter,
I believe that doing what's right for our school children and community is to vote on for our TWO
CONSERVATIVE Children's First school board candidates: DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN.
...in the direction of decision for our children's first future...
On November 5th, Vote For:
Putting Children First Candidates
DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN
It just takes TWO
Getting the top TWO highest number of votes
to elect David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn as
our next TWO school board representatives!
Hard to say what Mr. Anderson stands for, no one has really asked him. But he does understand business in the private sector as he competes within it each day. Since our school is a business he might make a better third than the other two.

Vote Anderson, Bitner, Vauthn
Wow Wow Wow

Akron, OH

#28238 Oct 24, 2013
By the looks of Topix, Bitner and Vaughn should receive 99% of the votes in Springboro. It will be very interesting to see what percentage of people this message board represents in our community.
School District Voter

Akron, OH

#28239 Oct 24, 2013
This is a pivotal school board election. The outcome of this election will affect the direction of this district for years, and possibly decades to come. We may choose to regress toward a repetition of many of the mistakes this district has made in the past by consciously voting for a union-controlled school board.

Or we can stay the course by continuing in a fiscally responsible manner, ensuring that meeting kids’ educational needs are the first priority. The school board exists to represent the interests of parents and the public providing a check and balance to assure the school system meets the needs of the community.
Parent and community representation are critical. David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn are both parents of children enrolled in Springboro Schools and have committed to making education their top priority. Bitner and Vaughn support the “Children First” philosophy.

Two of David’s and Kolton’s opponents – Ron Malone, former high school principal and David Stuckey a former teacher – retired this last year. Electing these two and their partner Charles Anderson would create a school board where none of the 5 members is parent with children enrolled in school. My advice is to elect a couple of men with young kids to the board. The school district already has 400 employees with Education background and experience.

Unions are doing to public education what they have done to GM and Chrysler. Quality of education is declining as the unions force more money into compensation and away from improving the product – highly educated children. The result is persistent requests for additional taxes as the school system’s resources are drained.

Our board has been able to strike a balance that is sustainable, but negotiations will begin again in March 2015. The teacher’s union supports the Malone, Stuckey, Anderson ticket and hopes to get two very friendly allies on the school board. It is important to have Bitner and Vaughn on the board as advocates for parents and children during the next round of negotiations.
A UNION CONTROLLED BOARD WILL PLACE PRIORITY ON MEETING THE DESIRES OF ITS MEMBERS.

On November 5, 2013
Vote for our only two conservative
Parents Representing Parents
DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN
Students First/Responsible Budgeting!
Remember in November

Akron, OH

#28240 Oct 25, 2013
Stay Alert Voters!

Keep in mind that the political strategy of the
NEA union masters is based on Saul Alinsky's book
"Rules for Radicals" in which a nod is given to the success of lucifer leading a rebellion against the established order of things and setting up his own worldly kingdom in oppositon!

This false doctrine of unionism is now the established political system of our State of
Ohio, deeply embedded in the oppressive old
out-dated collective bargaining laws, that
ridicule and demonize independent thinking,
individual responsibility, and personal accountability!

The Union Owns Ohio Politics!

Education in Ohio is all about money....
and who has the power and control of the money!

The SEA has the POWER.... in our school district!

Make sure you make the right decision on
November 5th and Vote Only For Children First
school board candidates, DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGH! It only takes electing these TWO as our next school board representatives to keep
control of our school tax money!

How would a union controlled board spend
your tax dollars?

Do you really want to find out?
If not, then make the decison NOW
to Vote only for TWO
Students First/Responsible Budgeting
Parents representing Parents....
David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn!
Vote Bitner-Vaughn

Akron, OH

#28241 Oct 25, 2013
HOW WOULD A UNION CONTROLLED SCHOOL BOARD USE YOUR TAX DOLLARS!

If you believe that's too scary to think about, and
If you believe in Our Students First...
Please join the Party of TWO
Parents Representing Parents...
VOTE for the only TWO Non-Union school board candidates, who should be elected as our
next TWO school board representatives,
DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN!

On November 5th
Vote For DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN
Students First/Responsibile Budgeting
A Win-Win Ticket for all students, parents,
school employees and community taxpayers!

... and that's a Good Thing for us all!
Scary Boro Boo Boo

Akron, OH

#28242 Oct 25, 2013
check up from neck up wrote:
<quoted text>
You like to use "Children First" without hesitation. Educate Springboro first introduced "Children First" philosophy in this district. Earlier today, Educate Springboro put "In the Direction of Decision" on their website which endorses Bitner Vaughn and Anderson.
I strongly suggest you cease hijacking Educate Springboro's efforts for the purpose of furthering personal political agenda, or to defend what potentially could be a severely bruised ego.
Excuse me, but are you suggesting a threat against Scary Boro Boo Boo for disagreeing with ES endorsement of 1/3 of the Malone/Stuckey/Anderson ticket?

What "personal" political agenda would a private citizen have other than voicing free speech during a political campaign?

What "bruised ego" are you talking about? This important school board election should rise above "ego" and consider the seriousness of the BIG question: How would a union controlled
school board use your tax dollars?

This is not a time for political consultants to air out old
grudges against elected school board representatives because,
for some reason, it appears, that political favors that were expected from the elected official were not granted.
What's up with that disrespect?

What happened to "one voice, one vote" freedom of speech?

As a taxpaying homeowner in this school district, TWICE a
year I pay my school tax dollars; and every TWO years I get
to have a vote in the election of the school board representatives, in whom I believe to be the elelcted official who will do what's right (even when it is unpopular)for our school
children, our school employees, and community of taxpayers.

On November 5, 2013, I believe there are only TWO school
board candidates with whom I share common ground of fiscal
responsibility and highest academic achievement for all
students... and those TWO parents representing parents are
DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN.

I know what David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn stand for, and
I know what David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn oppose...
because I asked them... and they listened!

If you believe in wanting the highest academic achievement and
fiscal responsibility, then please stand with DAVID BITNER
and KOLTON VAUGHN at the polls on November 5, 2013, and
help us elect DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN as our next
TWO "highest" vote getters! I believe the future of our
schools and community depend upon David Bitner and Kolton
Vaughn winning the first TWO seats on the board, as our
next TWO elected BOE officials!
AND ect ANsu
Question Everything

Akron, OH

#28243 Oct 25, 2013
Scary Boro Boo Boo wrote:
<quoted text>
Excuse me, but are you suggesting a threat against Scary Boro Boo Boo for disagreeing with ES endorsement of 1/3 of the Malone/Stuckey/Anderson ticket?
What "personal" political agenda would a private citizen have other than voicing free speech during a political campaign?
Inquiring minds would ask you professional political consultants,

Is there a law against Scary Boro Boo Boo's free speech?

And where is that law written?
Question Everything

Akron, OH

#28244 Oct 25, 2013
Vote wrote:
A vote for the two tea party guys running wil continue the shame inflicted by the current board. We are voting to return this city and school district to a place of respect not the laughing stock we are now. NO MORE TEA PARTIERS......VOTE REPUBLICAN
Truth be told... aren't you really voting for Malone/StuckeyAnderson to gain control of our school tax dollars, so that the union controlled school board can put the "re-emphasis on the VALUE of the educator, the union teacher in every classroom, forced into pay big union dues, in order to gain the right to work in our excellent schools?

And what RESPECT does the union master offer our quality classroom teachers with their enslavement to the old outdated 1983 collective bargaining laws?
Remember in November

Akron, OH

#28245 Oct 25, 2013
Stay Alert Voters!

Keep in mind that the political strategy of the
NEA union masters is based on Saul Alinsky's book
"Rules for Radicals" in which a nod is given to the success of lucifer leading a rebellion against the established order of things and setting up his own worldly kingdom in oppositon!

This false doctrine of unionism is now the established political system of our State of
Ohio, deeply embedded in the oppressive old
out-dated collective bargaining laws, that
ridicule and demonize independent thinking,
individual responsibility, and personal accountability!

The Union Owns Ohio Politics!

Education in Ohio is all about money....
and who has the power and control of the money!

The SEA has the POWER.... in our school district!

Make sure you make the right decision on
November 5th and Vote Only For Students First/Responsible Budgetig school board candidates, DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGH!
It only takes electing these TWO as our next
TWO school board representatives to keep
control of our school tax money!

How would a union controlled board spend
your tax dollars?

Do you really want to find out?
If not, then make the decison NOW
to Vote only for TWO
Students First/Responsible Budgeting
Parents representing Parents....
David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn!
the third man in

Girard, OH

#28246 Oct 25, 2013
Scary Boro Boo Boo wrote:
<quoted text>
I know what David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn stand for, and
I know what David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn oppose...
because I asked them... and they listened!
Wiedeman's got a very valid point. You're very confident of what Bitner and Vaughn stand for and of what they oppose. Please tell us what you know about Charles Anderson and his background in the funeral home business. Have you ever met Charles Anderson? If you did, what questions did you ask? What kind of person is he? Do you know what Charles Anderson stands for? Do you know what Charles Anderson opposes?

If you're completely dead-set on an exclusive Bitner/Vaughn ticket, then Malone Stuckey and Charles Anderson individually had to have smacked your croquet ball into the tall weeds. It makes absolutely no sense to allow chips to be left on the table just to be grabbed up by the opposition.

In any multi-seat election, vote for those who will do the best job in your opinion. Then fill out the remainder of the ballot with those you believe will likely do the least amount of damage.
ES endorses Anderson

Girard, OH

#28247 Oct 25, 2013
EDUCATE SPRINGBORO ENDORSES CHARLES ANDERSON

http://educatespringboro.org/

Educate Springboro supports a slate of three candidates, Charles Anderson, David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn for Springboro Board of Education. David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn bring their perspective as parents, taxpayers and concerned citizens to provide more balance in board perspectives. We are also confident that with the addition of the business acumen Charles Anderson has accumulated in his many years of service to the community, our district can continue to be sustainable. Keeping our students as the first priority, supporting our teachers, and being the voice of the community in public education is our goal. The addition of Anderson, Bitner, and Vaughn aid us all in accomplishing that goal.

Educate Springboro is also FOR the renewal. Issue 14 is a reduced renewal levy. In good faith, we’ve balanced the budget and met our obligations. When it became clear that the district could meet its needs with less money, the board voted to request lower millage in the renewal levy in November. Not only have we proven that we can live within our means, but now every stakeholder in this district—our students and families, our staff and teachers, and the taxpayers--will benefit.

Please join Educate Springboro in voting

FOR DAVID BITNER for School Board, and

FOR KOLTON VAUGHN for School Board, and

FOR CHARLES ANDERSON for School Board, and

FOR ISSUE 14 for our school district.
Stay Focused

Akron, OH

#28248 Oct 25, 2013
the third man in wrote:
<quoted text>
Wiedeman's got a very valid point. You're very confident of what Bitner and Vaughn stand for and of what they oppose. Please tell us what you know about Charles Anderson and his background in the funeral home business. Have you ever met Charles Anderson? If you did, what questions did you ask? What kind of person is he? Do you know what Charles Anderson stands for? Do you know what Charles Anderson opposes?
If you're completely dead-set on an exclusive Bitner/Vaughn ticket, then Malone Stuckey and Charles Anderson individually had to have smacked your croquet ball into the tall weeds. It makes absolutely no sense to allow chips to be left on the table just to be grabbed up by the opposition.
In any multi-seat election, vote for those who will do the best job in your opinion. Then fill out the remainder of the ballot with those you believe will likely do the least amount of damage.
Let's stay focused on the issues here... not personal sarcasms and possible what you good old boys think to be clever wit.

The hour is late, and our message is urgent!

Each voter has a valid point, and that is to be respected!

Each voter has the privilege of voting our own conscience of individual responsibility, based on our own value system and beliefs; and No individual is REQUIRED to join a voting block of three, whether it is endorsed by the SEA or the ES, and neither should a private citizen be badgered and harrassed on this blog for exercising free speech. We all have more in common, than we
have differences, and we all go into battle with our own armour,
.. in the direction of November 5th VICTORY for fiscal responsibility and highest academic achievement! That's what
I stand for, and that's why I choose to exercise my right to vote for David Bitner and Kolton Vaughn as our next TWO elected school board representatives!
God Bless America, the land of the free, the good, the bad, and
the ugly! And God Bless You, and Your Family, Too!
Scary Boro Boo Boo

Akron, OH

#28249 Oct 25, 2013
the third man in wrote:
<quoted text>
If you're completely dead-set on an exclusive Bitner/Vaughn ticket, then Malone Stuckey and Charles Anderson individually had to have smacked your croquet ball into the tall weeds.
Now that's scary!

Not sure what that means, but sure sounds like a

"don't vote for the fearful threesome of Malone/Stuckey/Anderson who are running a dark and angry campaign against Springboro families and taxpaying homeowners."
Boro Future Bright

Akron, OH

#28250 Oct 25, 2013
... for a bright future for all students, school employees, and community taxpayers

Please join our Party of TWO
Parents Representing Parents
Students First/Responsible Budgeting
school board candidates who should
be our next TWO elected BOE representatives!

ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013, VOTE YES! YES!
FOR DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN!

Fresh idea have allowed our district to sustain itself in an uncertain economy with NO new
money required!

ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013 VOTE YES!
FOR REDUCED RENEWAL LEVY!

On VOTE FOR VOTE FOR
Boro Future Bright

Akron, OH

#28251 Oct 25, 2013
... for a bright future for all students, school employees, and community taxpayers

Please join our Party of TWO
Parents Representing Parents
Students First/Responsible Budgeting
school board candidates who should
be our next TWO elected BOE representatives!

ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013, VOTE YES! YES!
FOR DAVID BITNER and KOLTON VAUGHN!

Fresh idea have allowed our district to sustain itself in an uncertain economy with NO new
money required!

ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013 VOTE YES!
FOR REDUCED RENEWAL LEVY!

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