Friday, October 28, 2005

A tough day

Today was a tough day. The Pennysaver came out this morning with 2 articles that were bold face lies. I 'm sure many people know they are lies, and will vote for me anyway. But there is also those who do not know me.
We are back to the days of the trash plant issue, and the same tactics are being used. I am being accused of speaking at the Senior Center and promoting a trash plant in Corinth. First of all I have never spoken at the Senior Center, and second the people who have purchased the IP property don't even know themselves what is going to happen down there. We are trying to set up a meeting with them but at this point we have not been successful. And last, I cannot believe anyone would believe that after the fiasco we went thru with American Ref-Fuel, that I would be speaking to anyone and promoting a trash plant when I am up for reelection.
I can assure everyone in Corinth that I am not promoting a trash plant. I am not well liked by the people who have purchased the IP property because I have been so adamant with them that the people in Corinth "do not" want NYC garbage in Corinth. I will continue to work for re-election and hope that those who have faith in me will talk to their friends and relatives and stand up for me.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Election Signs

The election signs are getting numerous. They are all over the place, on every corner in the village and town. The rule is that you can only put signs on private property, public property is off limits because politics have to be neutral on public property. We all own it and you cannot force anothers point of view by using public property to do it.
As an Elected Official I have to live by the rules. Those rules apply to those who are not elected but trying to be, but they don't seem to feel they have to live by them, they feel they can do as they please and the laws don't matter.
We are either in for a real bad time if they get elected or we are all going to start breaking the rules and laws any time we want to. Does this sound like a good way to go?? I don't think so.
But of course signs are not votes, the one with the most signs doesn't necessarily win.

Monday, October 03, 2005

A busy time

It is a busy time, life seems to speed up as time goes on. When we crossed over from the 1900's to 2000 I wondered in my mind as I am sure everyone else did, what it would bring to our lives.
It has brought change as I expected, it has brought lots of work, as I expected. It has brought many good things, and a few not so great things along with the good.
I have many "projects" on my plate. I have a piece of property I am trying to sell for an organization I belong to. much work there moving out of it. I just finished a major meeting for the town, and a convention that was totally on my plate. I have a campaign to run, which could take up every hour of every day until Nov. 8, if I had the time to spend. I have a great deal of work to do for the town, which I could spend every day if I had it to spend. I have jobs at home with winter coming. My car needs that last cleaning, my shrubs are way overdue for a triming, my garage door needs to be painted, the back porch needs painting and new carpet put down. I could paint every room in the house. I have 5 kids and 11 grandchildren that I love dearly and would love to spend time with. I have missed playing golf this year, and would love to spend some time doing that.
I am going to work even harder from now on, I will work harder to spend more time with my family, work harder for the town, the campaign, the jobs at home. I keep telling my kids, "I think I need to retire again, I think I did it wrong the first time".