Latest topics
» Camper Redo
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:38 pm by ADOR

» ADOR's Hot Rods
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:09 pm by East

» I finally joined the OMEN family
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:03 pm by BlindLemon77

» voodoo logo - HP
Mon May 22, 2017 3:39 pm by Engrsky

» One of the Last Omens! After 6 years I got one!
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:24 am by East

» Anyone see the "new" HP OMEN desktop yet?
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:10 am by zxj001

» Hi, can I come in?
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:38 pm by zxj001

» Blackbird 002 Radiator fit
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:36 pm by zxj001

» My Voodoo Omen case is now empty sitting in our basement...
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:05 am by Rozzinator

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search

It is official -- God help me.

Page 7 of 9 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Seamaster on Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:08 pm

We should document your story and turn it into a script. It could be the next big HBO series. The title could be:

Pepsi Cola and Osceola.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6467
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  agent1a on Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:28 pm

and if we throw in his old mafia dairy friends it could get very interesting
avatar
agent1a

Posts : 281
Points : 3068
Join date : 2010-07-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  East on Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:38 pm

It could be the first series based on a forum thread that was based on real life events
avatar
East

Posts : 1341
Points : 4044
Join date : 2010-10-16
Location : New York

View user profile http://www.gamersgen.org/ggsmf

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:03 am

There were no fireworks at the meeting last night, but interestingly it looked like a couple of Board members may even have been performing for the camera. One of them made a few quips and would look over at the camera after each of them.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Seamaster on Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:40 am

You should have pointed out that their performance would look more natural if they did not look at the camera after delivering their punchline. That probably wouldn't have gone over well, mind you.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6467
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:30 pm

Well, none of them seem to be talking to me much since I pushed the deal with the Village President, so I think that nothing will go over particularly well. It will be very interesting to see how things go if I am elected!

My latest irritation is that they provided all of the candidates with three questions and asked us to write out our own answers. They told us to limit each answer to 100 words. Since that is very little space to play with, I had to limit myself to generalities. (Both of my first two answers were exactly 99 words.) Unfortunately, they did not enforce the limit with anyone else. Other people gave at least 200 word answers that were filled with specifics and figures. That really irritates me since at the Candidate's Forum I was the only one -- incumbent or challenger -- who gave detailed answers including facts and figures, and it is generally agreed that I did the best. However, since the paper never wrote about it only the handful of people who were there know about that. Now they do this, and it let the other candidates turn the tables on me. Not cool.



http://www.osceolasun.com/detail/69301.html
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Seamaster on Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:08 pm

Ask the editor of the underground paper if you can write an editorial around this matter. If a 100-word cap is going to be set, it really ought to enforced, otherwise it sets an unfair playing field.

As an aside, if you find yourself in a similar situation where you are stuck for space and would like to present facts and figures, consider a table or illustration (assuming those are allowed). Using either can sometimes help you present the detail you would like while still allowing you to adhere to word-count restrictions.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6467
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:48 am

Well, clearly they are sloppy in general, so if it happens again I will just write what I want to write. But the election is April 5, so that is the last edition that will carry profiles.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Seamaster on Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:10 am

Beyond taking the initiative to distribute more pamphlets or go overboard and run ads, it sounds like your options are limited. After all, this isn't a senate position your going after that would warrant that kind of expense or grandstanding. Will there be any debates before the election?

One can always hope that the public are intelligent enough to see through what has been happening and that word has spread enough to garner you support. Good luck on April 5.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6467
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:56 pm

I wish that there was a debate -- I would likely clean up!

These "meet and greet" house parties that we are having are likely going to do more good than any amounts of ads. We have another two this weekend.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  agent1a on Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:25 pm

avatar
agent1a

Posts : 281
Points : 3068
Join date : 2010-07-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Seamaster on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:43 pm

And agent has the gumption to call some of the music we listen to crap.

Iago: How did this weekend's open houses go?
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6467
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  agent1a on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:12 am

lighten up )
avatar
agent1a

Posts : 281
Points : 3068
Join date : 2010-07-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:33 pm

They both went very well. That should be the last two before the election, unless something changes at the last minute. Having one that close to the election would be less beneficial anyway. I am confident that I now have the votes of all those who attended; the make-or-break point will be how many people that they pass the message to. I am cautiously optimistic.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Seamaster on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:20 pm

This is not meant to be sarcastic, but do you think you have a shot at winning now? I know when you first decided to run that it was more about sending a message.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6467
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:36 am

That is what I meant by "cautiously optimistic." I may actually have a shot at this. The most important thing if I lose (and if the challengers lose) is that we put in a good showing. As long as the race is relative close, there is a good possibility that more people will run next year. If the incumbents win by a landslide, then people may give up.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Seamaster on Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:51 am

It sounds like Osceola could use a change, so I wish you the best of luck.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6467
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:24 am

Thanks. Less than a week to go . . .
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  ethelred on Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:11 am

Best wishes for tomorrow's election. The Supreme Court battle may influence a higher than normal turnout, but I don't know enough about the make-up of the Osceola electorate to hazzard a quess as how that might influence your contest.
avatar
ethelred

Posts : 259
Points : 2931
Join date : 2010-09-10
Age : 70
Location : SPARTA, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:30 am

Yes, that does make it interesting. A lot of the people who have gotten behind me are definitely opposed to what is going on in Madison right now, so they will be getting out to vote big time. I am staying out of that matter, publicly at least, since as a Village Trustee I have no impact on it one way or the other. The board will simply have to accept the hand that is dealt. There is no reason to offend either side of the issue right now.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  agent1a on Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:27 pm

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."

good luck !
avatar
agent1a

Posts : 281
Points : 3068
Join date : 2010-07-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  agent1a on Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:33 pm

ps. you guys have some big and relatively inexpensive houses compared to the big cities here -



http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Madison_MN
avatar
agent1a

Posts : 281
Points : 3068
Join date : 2010-07-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:35 am

Property values must have really plummeted down there. I am about four hours from Madison, and we paid $171,500 for our house three years ago, and it was originally listed at $240,000 -- and that is in a village of 2700 people, not the capitol city of the State! Not only that, the house that we bought was in forclosure.

Thanks for the good wishes! Today will be the beginning or the end.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Seamaster on Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:39 am

I need to move. Average bungalows (of about 1000 square feet) list for $300,000 to $400,000 in my neck of the woods, and often quite more. At least it is not as bad as prices in New York.

Best of luck, Iago.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6467
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Iago on Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:11 am

Thank you!!!!



I am sure that we could find some housing in the Twin Cities for you . . .
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7424
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: It is official -- God help me.

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 7 of 9 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum