Vote 2010

Two years ago I wrote the following

So I just wanted to remind everyone that the fight for American values is not over, rather it has just begun. We can not give up hope, we must stand together stronger than ever. All that is required for evil to prosper is for good men (and women) to do nothing. So do something! Keep your voice, shares your values, stand up for what is right, no matter how hard it gets.

And you guys did NOT disappoint! Two years later and the Tea Party has blossomed, launching a new generation of conservatives into the public spotlight; Republicans will take over the House by midnight, and might take over the Senate as well! Gubernatorial races are running strong red and things are looking bright indeed for the future of our nation!

But it still isn’t over- YOU MUST GO VOTE!

Hundreds of thousands of brave men and women have died so that you could cast your ballot. So go vote, and PLEASE- vote CONSERVATIVE!!!!

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Cedric Glover Involved With Drug Use?

WHOA WHOA WHOA!!! STOP THE PRESSES! NEWEST RELEASE FROM WWW.TRUTHABOUTGLOVER.COM:

Cedric Glover Involved With Drug Use?

Dannye Malone was in a divorce lawsuit with his ex-wife.

During this proceeding a number of interrogatories were submitted to Dannye Malone from his ex-wife’s legal council that required him to give a yes or no answer to his usage or marijuana in their matrimonial domicile with Mayor Cedric Glover and Chief Administrative Officer Dale Sibley.

The answers have been sealed.

On the 2nd page, Interrogatory numbers 29, (C), (D), and (E) are questions asked and the names of Mayor Cedric Glover and Chief Administrative Officer Dale Sibley are mentioned as participants of the consumption, ingestion, and/or smoking of marijuana in the matrimonial domicile (home) of Dannye Malone and Montina Malone. It also alleges that Dale Sibley, Chief Administrative Officer went to Dannye Malone’s house on numerous occasions to pick-up “packages” of marijuana. This implies that top city officials are directly involved in drug trafficking, which is a serious legal offense.

Just more questions Cedric Glover needs to answer. But given Glover’s track record this election, such answers will most likely never be given and he will simply resort to baseless attacks aimed at his opponent in order to distract he electorate from the issue at hand.

Here is the documentation:

Lawsuit Documentation

wow… all I can say. Would love to hear an answer, but I doubt Glover will say anything- as per usual.

Glover v. Wooley

Here is a summary of the mayoral debate from this evening:

Both candidates agreed on property standards enforcement, open meetings laws, the importance of Community Renewal, getting bathrooms in A. C. Steere Park, and that a dog park would be great asset to Shreveport.

But things got contentious pretty soon when Wooley’s commercials were brought up. In my opinion, Glover sidestepped answering the questions about Mrs. Priest and her contract, instead taking the opportunity to blast unnamed members of the Airport Authority for trying to hinder progress. I find the idea of Mayor Glover trying to “change” the Airport Authority rather hypocritical considering that he rehired the Director after Joyce Bowman fired him. He did address this briefly saying that he only did this because he didn’t think it was proper of Mrs. Bowman to fire him while serving as interim Mayor. He didn’t give any justification at all for him deserving to keep his job based on merit.

Glover also didn’t impress with his answer on the Taro Harvey scandal that has been making the rounds on local blogs. He claimed that the names of some large donors were somehow mixed up with the names of paid campaign workers for election day. It seems to be a very weak excuse, with no verification possible. Interesting to note that he did admit to hiring a convicted felon, burglar, and drug user to work on his campaign.

For more information go to www.truthaboutglover.com

Other interesting questions:

One random question about Wooley failing to pay a $95,775 promissory note- he seemed amused by the question and said the asker must be confusing him with another Bryan Wooley.

And someone asked the candidates if either of them had ever had a restraining order against them. Wooley said that in the midst of his divorce there was one issued against him. He didn’t elaborate as to why, only saying that he and his ex-wife now have a cordial relationship for the sake of their three beautiful children. Glover said that he never had a restraining order against him, and went on to defend Wooley saying that sometimes divorces get messy and that things that take place in them aren’t a proper reflection of the people involved and that it was unfair to make this an issue. I agree and respect the Mayor for his words.

Overall I think both candidates did a good job, but for me Wooley was far superior, I felt that he answered the questions more directly and with less evasiveness.

Election Results

So this weekend was certainly interesting! Let’s look at the results:

State Legislature District 5

Lawyer Alan Seabaugh defeated political newcomer and banker Harold Turner. Things seemed to turn ugly at the end, but I think that the voters ultimately made the right choice.

Lt. Governor

Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne came out on top of a very large field, with Democrat Caroline Fayard taking the second spot on the Nov 2 ballot. Sammy Kershaw made a good showing, but surprisingly dismal returns doomed State GOP Chairman Roger Villere.

Shreveport Mayor

After a fake poll had Wooley falling fast to Caddo Commissioner David Cox- the election predictions were all up in the air. But many predicted from the start that it would be a Wooley/ Glover showdown. And thats exactly what we are going to get. Look for this one to get really hot real fast!

On another note- Parker Ward proved my prediction wrong, I said he would get 100 votes, he got 175.

Council Races

A

C O Simpkins will face Rose Wilson McCulloch.

B

Sheeva Sims, who lost by 6 votes in 2006, will face former Scary Mary staffer Jeff Everson.

C

Republican Oliver Jenkins blew independent Jake Toloso out of the water with 84% of the votes.

D

Conservative Independent Phillip Templeton came out on top and will face Michael Corbin in the run off.

Yours truly garnered 13% of the vote, and would like to thank all of her supporters very much for all their kind words, good wishes, and especially for their votes!

G

Sam Jenkins defeated Jerry White with 71% of the votes.

Look for things to heat up over the next month, and don’t forget about the midterm elections where Congressman Fleming and Senator Vitter will be up for reelection!


A Vision For Shreveport, Revisited

This is a post I wrote in April 2009. This was around the time I became serious about my desire to run for City Council… I hope you like it:

I’ve been thinking lately about what Shreveport needs to make it a better place. As I get ready to graduate college, I can’t help but notice that most of my friends and classmates are planning on leaving Shreveport as soon as they can. I don’t want to leave, although I realize Shreveport has less to offer than other places. Just last night my fiancee mentioned the idea of moving to Dallas one day… I was shocked. For me, making Shreveport a place people want to stay and raise a family is important, so I began to wonder what that would take…

Obviously, Shreveport is not geared towards families- the majority of our entertainment options are bars and casinos. We need to get back to family values and promote companies that provide family atmospheres. More places for teens to go on the weekends and not get into trouble are also important. All through high school my friends and I complained that there was nothing for us to do other than go to the movies. The Boardwalk helped… but that isn’t even IN Shreveport!

We need better shopping, why should we drive 3 hours to Dallas to go to Macy’s? Can’t we just get a decent mall? And the riverfront is an adults only area on our side, we need family friendly businesses- shops, restaurants, museums, etc… Economic development is very important, for too long Shreveport has relied on casinos and bars to drive our economy.

I would also like to see Shreveport take advantage of the Stimulus Plan in a more effective way that proposed by Cedric Glover, to revitalize downtown and return it to glory. We should also use the green building incentives to reduce our carbon footprint.

With the economy the way it is, now is the perfect time to recreate Shreveport into a Family Paradise instead of (as a coffee cup at a local gas station so eloquently put it) a Gambler’s Paradise….

More Surprises!

Two more people have filed to run for Shreveport Mayor! KTBS reports that a Hersy Jones and Tim Goeders entered at the last-minute. I was at Caddo Courthouse around 4,and didn’t see them, so they were really pushing it close to the close of filing.

Goeders ran in the last mayoral election, where he garnered 114 votes according to the Secretary of State’s website.

I have never heard of Hersy Jones, so if anyone knows anything, please tell me!

So this is the final list for mayor:

Cedric Glover D

Ray Burrell D

Dana Bruhnke I

Hersy Jones I

David Cox I

Parker Ward I

Debra Lindesy I

Tim Goeders R

Bryan Wooley R

This is going to be SOME race!

As a side note, I got my own surprise in District D as unknown Phillip Templeton filed this morning. He is running as an Independent.

2010 is going to be crazy, so stay tuned 🙂