ELECTORAL INTEGRITY

Filed under: ELECTION,QUOTES,Uncategorized — tkm May 23, 2006 @ 10:0 am

“The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which all other rights are protected.  To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery….”

Thomas Paine

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PAID IN FULL

Filed under: POEM,Uncategorized — tkm May 19, 2006 @ 23:0 pm

After living what I felt was a “decent” life,
my time on earth came to an end
 
The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench
in a waiting room of what I thought to be
a court house.

The doors opened and I was instructed to come in
and have a seat by the defense table.

As I looked around I saw the “prosecutor.”
He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me.

He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen.
I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney,
a kind and gentle looking man
whose appearance seemed so familiar to me,
I felt I knew Him.
 
The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full
flowing robes.

He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room I
couldn’t take my eyes off of Him.

As He took His seat behind the bench,
He said, “Let us begin.”
The prosecutor rose and said,
“My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this man
belongs in hell.”

He proceeded to tell of lies that I told,
things that I stole,
and In the past when I cheated others.

Satan told of other horrible Perversions that were once in my life
and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank.
 
I was so embarrassed that I couldn’t look at anyone,
even my own Attorney,
as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about.
 
As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me,
I was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not Offering any form of defense at all.

I know I had been guilty of those things,
but I had done some good in my life
couldn’t that at least equal out part of the harm I’d done?

Satan finished with a fury and said,
“This man belongs in hell,
he is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person who can prove otherwise.”

When it was His turn,
My Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench.

The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan,
and beckoned Him to come forward.

As He got up and started walking,
I was able to see Him in His full splendor and majesty.

I realized why He seemed so familiar;
this was Jesus representing me,
my Lord and my Savior.

He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge,
“Hi, Dad,”
and then He turned to address the court.

“Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned,
I won’t deny any of these allegations.

And, yes, the wage of sin is death,
and this man deserves to be punished.”

Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed,
“However, I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life and he has accepted Me as his Savior,
so he is Mine.”

My Lord continued with,
“His name is written in the Book of Life,
and no one can snatch him from Me.

Satan still does not understand yet.
This man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy.”
As Jesus sat down,
He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said,
“There is nothing else that needs to be done.”
“I’ve done it all.”

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down.
The following words bellowed from His lips..

“This man is free.”

The penalty for him has already been paid in full.
“Case dismissed.”

As my Lord led me away,
I could hear Satan ranting and raving,
“I won’t give up, I will win the next one.”
I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next,
“Have you ever lost a case?”

Christ lovingly smiled and said,
“Everyone that has come to Me and asked Me to represent them has received the same verdict as you,

~Paid In Full~

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ELECTION RESULTS

Filed under: ELECTION,Uncategorized — tkm May 2, 2006 @ 22:0 pm

Congratulations to the Citizens of Portsmouth.

All 4 City Issues were defeated tonight at the May 2nd 2006 Election.

As our city moves forward hopefully our officials will work in unison with the citizens of Portsmouth and most importantly with a plan.

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VOTE MAY 2nd

Filed under: ELECTION,Uncategorized — tkm May 1, 2006 @ 0:0 am

THE RECALL CHARTER AMENDMENTS

The so-called “recall reforms” are reactionary and anti-democratic, designed to protect corrupt elected officials

Don’t put the power to block a recall in the hands of the City Solicitor

Let the voters of all wards decide whose recall they want on the ballot

PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT

“Shall the Charter of the City of Portsmouth, Ohio, be amended to amend Section 151 to add the words, “The circulators of said recall petitions must be electors of the ward of the Council Person whose recall is being sought, or electors of the City at large if recall is being sought of an election officer from the City at Large?”

VOTE: AGAINST THE CHARTER AMENDMENT

PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT

“Shall the Charter of the City of Portsmouth, Ohio, be amended to amend Section 150 to add after the third sentence in said section the words “the City Clerk shall thereupon deliver copies of said affidavit(s) to the City Solicitor, in the event of affidavits relating to the recall of the City Solicitor, an attorney will be appointed by City Council to determine the suffiency of the affidavits.  Said affidavit must set forth facts which constitute misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance in office, the suffiency of which facts and affidavits shall be determind in writing by the City Solicitor, in the event of affidavits relating to the recall of the City Solicitor, an attorney will be appointed by City Council to determine the sufficiency of the affidavits within ten (10) business days after receipt of said affidavits.  The City Clerk within three (3) business days after receiving the determination of the sufficiency of said affidavits from the City Solicitor, in the evevent of affidavits relating to the recall of the City Solicitor, an attorney will be appointed by City Council to determine the sufficiency of the affidavits shall give written notice of said determination to the elector making the affidavit, and if said facts and affidavit are determined to be sufficient”…in issuing…

VOTE: AGAINST THE CHARTER AMENDMENT

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CITY INCOME TAX INCREASE CHARTER AMENDMENT

Demand new leadership and management, not more taxes to fight drugs and crime in the city

There is lax enforcement, not a lack of money. Demand an end to waste, not higher taxes

The Chief of Police already has over a quarter million dollars in his own special slush fund obtained from property seizures and drug fines

PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT

“Shall Section 47 of the Charter be amended by enactment of a supplemental section to be known as Section 47-f to levy annually, beginning July 1, 2006, an income tax in an additional amount of two-tenths (2/10) of one percent (1%) not withstanding any provision in Section 47-a prohibiting said tax, to provide funds for the establishment and operation of a Drug/Major Crime Investigative Task Force within the Portsmouth Police Department, only to be used for said purpose?”

VOTE: AGAINST THE CHARTER AMENDMENT

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MARTING’S RENOVATION ORDINANCE NO. 69

REFERENDUM FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE NO 69 OF 2005

–THE REFERENDUM–
   

Do not miss your chance to tell the Mayor and City Council that you are AGAINST the Marting’s renovation

Renovation costs are estimated to be over $8 million for the 124-year-old building that will cost a fortune to heat and cool

Demand that City Council consider different, less costly options

Ordinance Number 69 of 2005, authorized work on a new city building (former Marting’s building).

VOTE: AGAINST ORDINANCE