Tuesday, May 02, 2006

CHCA Vote Counting... Deja Vu All Over Again

And so it continues into that long dark teatime of the soul.

The Chestnut Hill Community Association will sponsor a vote counting party Wednesday morning from 9 to 11:30. Interested observers and participants are invited to be a part of the process at St. Paul's Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, Chestnut Hill.

Still counting, after the close of the election on Thursday evening. A million-dollar plus operation and they're still counting. The "best" neighborhood in the city and they're still counting. The "trust us - we'll heal the breach" crowd and they're still counting.

These are the same people who've been running things these past few years, aren't they?

Please don't whimper about volunteers. See the million-dollar plus reference above and recall the promises of running this association like a business.

Things are not right. Any questions?

12 Comments:

Anonymous CH Booster said...

Why do you care, pilgrim? Leave us alone, all of us.

You have no stake in Chestnut Hill other than your pathetic need for revenge against demons only you can see.

The volunteers are counting 1000 or more hand-written ballots, checking each ballot signatory for validity, double checking that no one has voted twice and then I am sure, double checking everything because no matter the declared result someone, some side, some nut will challenge it for the next year and grind the CHCA to a halt very much like the Recko & Spaeth vaudeville act of the last year.

But hey, that's none of your business. So go. GO. You rotten piece of humanity. Go, you rotten pig of a journalist.

Now that you've insulted the Maxinista's, the Action Alliancers, the Sorry Old Caucus, individuals near & far, guilty and not; now you're going to turn your invective to the volunteers counting the votes?! You are an affront to everything possessed with even a shred of decency.

Lombardi, go away. GOOOOOOO. Your few friends (probably a stretch)and your many enemies, real and those known only to yourself in your warped little mind are tired of the show. Go away. Go. NOW.

Leave CH alone. Go away. We'll give you one last headline in the Local if only you'd kill yourself.

You sorry piece of shit. GO.

Tue May 02, 10:45:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatsamatter? Scared your side may lose the election, even though you contrived to buy it? Having trouble twisting the vote count in your favor?
Fortunately the majority of Chestnut Hillers are not like the anonymous bloggers of the Maxinista/Actionista/Baggage-ista set. Which you will see soon. If not in this election, then in the coming year, and in future elections.

Lombardi

Wed May 03, 09:50:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CH Booster is a real credit to the human race.

Wed May 03, 02:46:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maxine Dornemann's lying legacy can be seen in the comments of her more vicious spokesmen/women -- CH Booster, Henry D, etc.
This is what passes for dialogue in Chestnut Hill? If you're concerned about the tone of the blog, why do you continually lower it?

Wed May 03, 02:50:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. CH Booster is the lowest yet. Was he or she drunk? A truly scary mentality no matter what side you are on. --Hoping someone would kill themselves? What world do you live in? American Psycho? Not the Chestnut Hill I know. (And we know CH Booster is on the Actionist side. How embarrassing for them.)

Wed May 03, 04:10:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Another CH Booster said...

"The volunteers are counting 1000 or more hand-written ballots, checking each ballot signatory for validity, double checking that no one has voted twice and then I am sure, double checking everything because no matter the declared result someone, some side, some nut will challenge it for the next year and grind the CHCA to a halt very much like the Recko & Spaeth vaudeville act of the last year.

Now that you've insulted the Maxinista's, the Action Alliancers, the Sorry Old Caucus, individuals near & far, guilty and not; now you're going to turn your invective to the volunteers counting the votes?!"

Without the angry insults, the message is still pretty powerful and appropriate. This blog is out to destroy Chestnut Hill.

Wake up. No matter what your convictions.

Thu May 04, 10:20:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should read the post again. It addresses the failings of management, not the work of the volunteers.

Twisting the words to support your conclusion doesn't change the fact that there is no reason why, as the post says, a "million dollar plus operation" can't get 1000 ballots counted in a week.

As for challenging ballots, that is the right of anyone in a democracy (except, perhaps, in Florida). The fact that it annoys you tends to make one think that your idea of "destroying the Hill" is advocating transparency in government. Perhaps your slogan should be "Chestnut Hill. Love It or Leave It"

Thu May 04, 10:42:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever. Kerry won, Dewey beat Truman, Eagles won too, I guess.

The counters are NOT "the same people who've been running things these past few years".
They are volunteers specifically empowered and precisely NOT under control or answerable to the "management".

Over and Out.

Thu May 04, 11:56:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's try this again.

It's not the volunteers. It's the system management established in the vote counting. That the volunteers take a week is a result of the way management created a ballot counting procedure. It is the responisibility of those in charge to develop a process that is efficient, open and timely. They didn't do that, hence the problem.

Thu May 04, 12:13:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The election was held and the counting is being done under the procedures crafted by Anne Spaeth with help from her peers on the Second Opinion Caucus just 6 weeks ago. You can't hang this around the necks of the same people who've been running things..." unless you want to go back and edit all your crazy endorsements of the past 6 months.
Give it up John. People are past caring about your blog. It seems your readership peaked last month and is slowly dwindling away.
After this note, you can count me too as a past blogger.
Later Double E.

Thu May 04, 04:37:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is leadership that implements decisions. There is no grievance with the idea; it's the way the leadership put it into action that is faulted.

As for peaking: this being the 5th of May, there have been 1,041 visitors this month alone to the blog.

You stay or you leave. It's your choice.

Thu May 04, 05:00:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another thought on "peaking" and "dwindling": Though the Local prints 5,000 copies, it actually sells 2,500. After 50 years in Chestnut Hill, and with a potential reader base of 30,000 copies. Peak sales were around 12,000 some years ago.
Ring any bells?

Fri May 05, 03:23:00 PM EDT  

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