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  •  Lol! One time at a county meeting (5+ / 0-)
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    the usual suspects started rangling about Robert's Rules.  Back and forth, back and forth.  All of a sudden the recording secretary shoots to his feet and yells, "This is why we can't win elections, people!"

    Everyone except the hair-splitters burst into wild applause.

    It takes very little to derail good work and put people off.

    •  Splitting hairs (0+ / 0-)

      So shoving a lifelong, anti-labor Republican (less than a month as a Democrat) down our throats, financial shenanigans of the first order, and a complete disregard for the governing body of our party is "splitting hairs?"

      I'm glad you don't have to deal with such things in your state.

      Gimmee back my country!

      by NebraskaLefty on Sun Dec 30, 2007 at 09:54:53 AM PST

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      •  What are the financial "shenanigans"? (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm finding quite a bit about the Raimondo issue, including, I believe, your threat of a lawsuit...but haven't run across anything on the financial controversy.

        •  Financial shenanigans (0+ / 0-)

          Call it "splitting hairs" if you like, but to me, when our Bylaws say that only the Treasurer or one of our designated party officers is allowed to sign checks, but I have been to the party office and seen, with my own eyes, that was not the case. Presented with those facts our party Treasurer had the gall to say that so long as he has been Treasurer an employee was allowed to sign them. He also said that so long as he has been party Treasurer we have not had an audit, even though that is an annual requirement in our Bylaws.

          The State Central Committee voted to have an audit and what we received was a "compilation report" not an audit. Then we were lectured for not "funding" such a thing.

          A Coordinated Campaign was run with no authorization, nor oversight by, the SCC in 2006. I was personally told by Sen. Nelson, "Well, it's MY money!" The language that would have allowed the SCC to have its fiduciary duty of oversight of the CC was stricken from our Constitution between the 2002 and 2004 versions. Although all the money from the CC was paid out on SCC check blanks, no oversight was allowed by the SCC.

          Gimmee back my country!

          by NebraskaLefty on Sun Dec 30, 2007 at 10:16:21 AM PST

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        •  Of course... (2+ / 0-)
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          Because while Brian saw fit to print the letter, he removed all of the footnotes and references that Kyle included in the leter.

      •  Dear Brian, (0+ / 0-)

        I wasn't even refering to you.  I was talking about something that happpened 1/2 a continent away in my own little county.

        If your insistance upon misinterpreting what I say is indicative of your general conversation, I think I'd be tempted to take my toys over to Kyle's sandbox.

        •  Sorry CJB (1+ / 0-)
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          I'm just a bit upset about too many of the "democrats" in Nebraska not giving a damn about the way our party is being run (into the ground). I went off on something that definitely affects politics in my own state.

          You're right though. Arguing over Roberts Rules is kinda funny.

          Gimmee back my country!

          by NebraskaLefty on Sun Dec 30, 2007 at 03:20:54 PM PST

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          •  I feel ya. (0+ / 0-)

            My inlaws are in NE.  Wilbur to be exact.  My Repub father-in-law is fed up with his own party, but when I try to talk about the Nebraska Dems, he just sort of chortles.

            I hope it works out over there.  It's easy for me to make fun.  I'm in Oregon which is likely to remain blue thanks to the urban areas.

            Sorry if I was snippy.  I've found myself being something of an ass lately.  I think it's the candidate diaries.  They wear me out.

            Thanks for your civil reply.  Not sure I deserved it.


            •  It's OK (1+ / 0-)
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              I got called on the carpet this afternoon by a really, really fine Democratic woman whom I have the utmost respect for. She asked me to (PLEASE) knock it off. I'd rather keep her as a friend than keep Kyle Michaelis as an enemy. So I've signed off on his little blog and will bother him no more.

              The blogs have a way of bringing out the worst in us don't they?

              Gimmee back my country!

              by NebraskaLefty on Sun Dec 30, 2007 at 04:15:29 PM PST

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