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Albemarle Judge to Review Signatures on Remove Dumler Petition

There are 40 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 24, 2013, titled Albemarle Judge to Review Signatures on Remove Dumler Petition. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

An Albemarle County judge now has to review hundreds of signatures to remove Chris Dumler from his seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

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Chuckwagon

Farmville, VA

#1 Mar 26, 2013
It's obvious Mr.Smith is doing this to promote himself. Maybe he is capable of doing a righteous job of getting his investors for his food wagon. It seems like a good promo idea.
Going-going-gone

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 26, 2013
Chuckwagon wrote:
It's obvious Mr.Smith is doing this to promote himself. Maybe he is capable of doing a righteous job of getting his investors for his food wagon. It seems like a good promo idea.
Mr. Smith has worked very hard, with very little help (but lots of detractors such as yourself), to work within the legal system to take action against what he and many others see as an elected official that has betrayed the trust and confidence of the electorate.

You truly are a clueless bore. Or maybe you think you are being funny?
harry

Wytheville, VA

#3 Mar 26, 2013
Nice job!
Outspoken Atheist

Saint Albans, WV

#5 Mar 26, 2013
Is Mr Smith going to pay for this frivolous waste of taxpayers money or are they going to divide the cost of this among all of the 584 idiots who signed this petition ?
real central Va Marine

Crozet, VA

#6 Mar 26, 2013
Outspoken Atheist wrote:
Is Mr Smith going to pay for this frivolous waste of taxpayers money or are they going to divide the cost of this among all of the 584 idiots who signed this petition ?
They already paid for it with their tax dollars.
Annie in Alb Co

Douglasville, GA

#7 Mar 26, 2013
Chuckwagon and Whatever (probably Dumler posted both times)=> vile defenders & excusers of Dumler's violent sex offense crimes against women. Crawl back in your gutter, you women-hater.
Whatever

Altavista, VA

#9 Mar 26, 2013
real central Va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>And you probably also believe that Bill Clinton did not have sex with "that woman", Monica Lewinski? What exactly is a "misdemeanor sexy business plea"? The fact remains that he is no longer effective and able to do his job of representing his district. His own party members have set him adrift.
Bill Clinton's cigar has nothing at all to do with Mr. Smith's petition. They're entirely separate matters. Go and read the statute I gave you earlier. That's relevant to the matter at hand.
Whatever

Altavista, VA

#10 Mar 26, 2013
Annie in Alb Co wrote:
Chuckwagon and Whatever (probably Dumler posted both times)=> vile defenders & excusers of Dumler's violent sex offense crimes against women. Crawl back in your gutter, you women-hater.
I'm not defending Dumbler, nor his behavior. Nor am I Mr. Dumbler, nor do I hate women, nor do I live in a gutter. I'm simply pointing out that you might want to READ the statute in question here. Maybe EDUCATE yourself on what it takes to remove an elected official via petition in the state of VA.
GC Citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Mar 26, 2013
Outspoken Atheist wrote:
Is Mr Smith going to pay for this frivolous waste of taxpayers money or are they going to divide the cost of this among all of the 584 idiots who signed this petition ?
Your name alone is enough to ignore!
Chuckwagon

Farmville, VA

#12 Mar 26, 2013
Annie in Alb Co wrote:
Chuckwagon and Whatever (probably Dumler posted both times)=> vile defenders & excusers of Dumler's violent sex offense crimes against women. Crawl back in your gutter, you women-hater.
Same here, not dumler as well. And I resent you calling me a name of something vile that I am not. You are very angry
Going-going-gone

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Mar 26, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not defending Dumbler, nor his behavior. Nor am I Mr. Dumbler, nor do I hate women, nor do I live in a gutter. I'm simply pointing out that you might want to READ the statute in question here. Maybe EDUCATE yourself on what it takes to remove an elected official via petition in the state of VA.
Unfortunately the laws in this Commonwealth are imperfect. The statute in question leaves little opportunity to have Dumler removed directly. It is, however, the only course of action available to the voters. The alternative is to do nothing, let Dumler ride-out the storm (which appears to be his plan), and wait until he is up for re-election in a few years. The electorate, in general, has a very short memory, so he could probably win re-election (which is probably also his plan). If you don't think that could happen, just take a look at Marion Barry up in DC -- he spent considerable time in the federal pen, and then was easily re-elected as mayor upon his release.

Since the laws here are less than adequate for the situation, good old fashioned political expression is all that remains. Turn-up the heat on the guy, keep the pressure on, and drive him out of office -- and hopefully from central Virginia.

It might be interesting to see what happens as he is further marginalized on the Board of Supervisors and relieved of his commission in the Army (and the UCMJ does directly address this situation).
Erin

Scottsville, VA

#14 Mar 26, 2013
Outspoken Atheist wrote:
Is Mr Smith going to pay for this frivolous waste of taxpayers money or are they going to divide the cost of this among all of the 584 idiots who signed this petition ?
I rather imagine the person bringing the petition, and the people posting here in support of it, do not actually expect that Mr. Dumler will be forced to step down by the court. I am sure they are just doing what they can to apply pressure to Mr. Dumler to resign, and to keep this issue in the public eye. They are just as entitled to air their opinions, in the courts if need be, as are the thousands of people who have protested and been arrested for various social and political causes over the years - and surely you are not saying all of that was a waste of the public's resources as well? It is a bit disingenuous to criticize those calling for Mr. Dumler's dismissal for borrowing from the social activists' playbook, don't you think?
concerned citizen

Ruckersville, VA

#15 Mar 26, 2013
Mr. Earl Smith needs to get a life. Is this the same Mr. Smith that used to deal and use cocaine out of his nightclub on Preston Ave., if so he needs to get his own life together and leave an innocent man alone and stop trying to be in the spotlight. So what he had consenual sex with a woman, which is worse Mr. Smith. Stay at your job Chris and handle your buisness!
Uhhhh

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Mar 26, 2013
Annie in Alb Co wrote:
Chuckwagon and Whatever (probably Dumler posted both times)=> vile defenders & excusers of Dumler's violent sex offense crimes against women. Crawl back in your gutter, you women-hater.
Man-hater.
Feed the Poor

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Mar 26, 2013
Outspoken Atheist wrote:
Is Mr Smith going to pay for this frivolous waste of taxpayers money or are they going to divide the cost of this among all of the 584 idiots who signed this petition ?
Why would you say that Mr. Smith is wasting Tax payers dollars? It is clear that in fact Mr. Dumler is wasting the Tax payers dollars. First he "acted discourteously" then he took a plea bargain (so he wouldn't have to spend HIS money to defend himself) then he uses tax dollars to take up space in the local jail, all the while the people that he "represents" are screaming "HEY YOU DUMLER!! YEAH YOU! GET OUT OF HERE!" and he insists on staying.
This petition would not have gone this far if he listened to and honestly represented the people he "serves". DUMLER should pay for the frivolous waste of tax payers money!
hoa binh

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Mar 26, 2013
Outspoken Atheist wrote:
Is Mr Smith going to pay for this frivolous waste of taxpayers money or are they going to divide the cost of this among all of the 584 idiots who signed this petition ?
this is a case of voters speaking their voice. this is america, dips__t. these people are exercising their freedom...just as you exercise yours by posting on this forum and by calling yourself an atheist. in some countries you would be imprisoned or even murdered for doing either.
hoa binh

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Mar 26, 2013
Going-going-gone wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately the laws in this Commonwealth are imperfect. The statute in question leaves little opportunity to have Dumler removed directly. It is, however, the only course of action available to the voters. The alternative is to do nothing, let Dumler ride-out the storm (which appears to be his plan), and wait until he is up for re-election in a few years. The electorate, in general, has a very short memory, so he could probably win re-election (which is probably also his plan). If you don't think that could happen, just take a look at Marion Barry up in DC -- he spent considerable time in the federal pen, and then was easily re-elected as mayor upon his release.
Since the laws here are less than adequate for the situation, good old fashioned political expression is all that remains. Turn-up the heat on the guy, keep the pressure on, and drive him out of office -- and hopefully from central Virginia.
It might be interesting to see what happens as he is further marginalized on the Board of Supervisors and relieved of his commission in the Army (and the UCMJ does directly address this situation).
agreed. also, the issue is now more about the fact that he has become a major distraction to the board getting anything done. if he isn't removed, the board meetings are gonna grow more and more chaotic with the amount of people that will be protesting. he needs to go so that they can do their job.
Scottsville Trashman

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Mar 26, 2013
concerned citizen wrote:
Mr. Earl Smith needs to get a life. Is this the same Mr. Smith that used to deal and use cocaine out of his nightclub on Preston Ave., if so he needs to get his own life together and leave an innocent man alone and stop trying to be in the spotlight. So what he had consenual sex with a woman, which is worse Mr. Smith. Stay at your job Chris and handle your buisness!
Good detective work Deloris. You make us all proud. You are a perfect Democrat.
Jack

Farmville, VA

#21 Mar 26, 2013
Scottsville Trashman wrote:
<quoted text>
Good detective work Deloris. You make us all proud. You are a perfect Democrat.
Good defective work there Meeky. How many times did you go there for a nice refreshing coke? You don't drink the alcohol do you?
Lead by example eh

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Mar 26, 2013
Many of you are ignorant so the big secret is that many believe Dumler is a bit "off" and "allegations" of this stuff have already surfaced years ago with this guy - and yes, a lot of people are aware of it.
Dumler's personal life and "sexual preferences" are his own business, but when you get sentenced to JAIL for SEXUAL BATTERY and plead down from SODOMY you need to go. Way to go Albemarle, now that's leadership!

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