What's going to happen next?greenspun.com : LUSENET : 1998 Guam Elections : One Thread
Someone wrote to me via email asking what should happen next, now that the election "results" have been certified and we have a so-called governor. Here is my reply, in the hopes that it will stir up discussion:
What should be done next? If the Republicans don't file a lawsuit challenging the election results, the voters should. We don't have much time left (just another week or so) and these results need to be challenged. They are bogus, and everyone knows it.
If the results end up standing, with Karl the winner, then we will have to live with it. We can pray for the federal investigations to result in justice. We can also help -- if we hear of any wrongdoing, encourage people who know about it to go to the FBI. These things need to be reported.
As citizens, I think we need to continue speaking out. When there are injustices, like Karl hiring his brothers for tons of money to do nothing, people need to make an outcry that everyone hears, from Yigo to Umatac to Washington D.C. We cannot sit silently while the corruption continues unabated.
Eventually, more people might end up joining the radicals and protesting, and yes, it might get a little ugly. But is that ugliness worse than the ugliness that is going on in the government right now? It's a question more and more people will be asking themselves as this administration continues.
Overall, we need to send the message to our leaders that we want this government reformed and cleaned up. End the abuses, end the favoritism, end the election messes, end the free spending to get votes. They will listen, and maybe we'll get serious election and campaign and government reform. Maybe we'll get cleaner leaders after the next election.
The worst thing we can do is be silent. The best thing we can do is make ourselves heard. Freedom of speech is vital. Let freedom ring, and ring loudly.
-- Lighthouse Keeper (email@example.com), November 19, 1998
Today marks the 35th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. From the wounds of Kennedy's body flows the blood of our government's secret conspiracy and betrayal. We must learn the truth and care about the past without the truth we are lost. The hate for Kennedy grew because a few could not trust and could not control him. So they killed Kennedy. Let us follow the people's wishes in making our community a more civil and happy place. Let us not allow pride to create the illusion of superiority and competence through the creation of a balance of powers.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1998.
What's going to happen next? What should happen next is a class action suit by concerned citizens and I believe this will happen.
This abuse of power by the current governor must be stopped. Nobody should legally be above the law but this governor is doing it and is getting away with it. Why? Is it because he pulls the strings that moves the attorney general, the police chief, and maybe some judges?
I've read of a town in the United States where all the high government officials including the judges are corrupted and this young, new attorney working for the Attorney General's Office discovered illegal activities and called in the FBI. They cleaned up the corruption. I hope, with God's will that this will happen on Guam.
I hope and pray for the sake of our young people that are hooked on ICE and other drugs that this governor and his administration be ousted if they are involved in bringing in the ICE. This ICE epidemic is affecting a lot of families on Guam. Families are being torn apart. We had better wake up before this problem engulfs us all.
Think about it.
-- Che'lu (email@example.com), November 22, 1998.
What happens next?
We just sit back and wait for the FBI to come swooping in with indictments for King Karl and his merry band of Bandits.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1998.
The best thing is that I guess we wont have to listen to that stupid song or ugly colors in the next election. In 02, Karl can't run so we don't have to see Ken & Barbie Doll after these next four years. Maybe Barbie will realize that before she helps the people of Guam, she should help her family straighten up. Same with Kenny boy.
-- Steal the Funds (email@example.com), November 22, 1998.
The people who still are not satisfied with the outcome, not because 98 won, but because the post-election process had left the same bad taste in your mouth, that the last 4 years under the Good-tear-ass administration. I honestly feel this way. Living under his administration for another 4, is doable. I'm Chamoru, I've survived worst, Karen, Pamela, Omar, 8.2, and Paka. Wait, you know if you change the first letter in Paka to the Gov's initial "C" ..., YES we can get through Caka. I sound bitter, I am bitter, and Lighthouse , Thank you for allowing me this chance to unload. 98'er's, don't waste your time commenting to this, I don't give a !@@##$$%^*!
-- madaganhu (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 1998.
What could happen next?
We already have dead people rising from their graves to cast votes for "someone".
Gosh, Carl sure is a miraculous guy. Never seen any other Governor give dead folks a new lease on life.
Keep your eyes on this lawsuit. History in the making.
-- (email@example.com), December 02, 1998.
Yeewah! Justice has prevailed on Guam! Watch out Karl and Ronald McMadelline your a** is grass and the people of Guam are going to be the lawnmowers!
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1998.
Two words....GROW UP.
BTW, don't forget to sharpen you blades, they seem rather dull.
Email me, (I left my real address) loser
-- (email@example.com), December 10, 1998.
The only loser here is Karl and his cronies like Gil and Sonny boy. I can't wait until Ada is declared the winner and I can pass by these assholes and show them the birdie. They've fucked up Guam so much and they deserve to be punished for it. Don't worry about my blades, they can through the grass.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 10, 1998.
Again "Haha", G R O W U P. There is no need for vulgar launguage. But I guess that's the way you carry yourself. May I suggest that you and your crybaby loser joe ada take some classes in speech, (your best bet is to start off in kinder)
And as sure as you have a vulgar mouth, there will be a loser, and certain people will get what is comming to them. after all, look at angel santos and mark charfaurous, they both lost, now they will have to go on welfare to support their families, which I don't mind at all, because there is a great program called "Welfare to Work" that will assist them ...... But that is an entirely different topic.
Thank you. and remember "Haha", there is no place in society for vulgarity except in your own home.
-- (email@example.com), December 10, 1998.
Congrats g machie, you just committed COMMON 98ER FALLACY #7: JOE ADA IS A CRYBABY. For that you just won free telephone poles, free paved driveways, a gram of ice keiki, and four years of nepotism. How does it feel to be such a winner?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 11, 1998.