This is what went on last year at the March Elections. Are we doomed to repeat it?!
ARE UCO ELECTIONS UNFAIR – YOU DECIDE!
― Gene Sharp, From Dictatorship to Democracy
Presidential candidates being allowed to hold “meet and greet” in the club house would not be tolerated since it would represent a threat to Dave’s plans for re-election. Being and optimist, and for some unexplainable happenstance that the Forum and “meet and greet” are allowed, this cannot be a one time event. There will be to many candidates that want to present themselves to the Delegates. In addition, provisions must be made for a question and answer plus rebuttal time in all of this.
So a one shot forum will not work.
Planning for multiple forums means that they have to be publicized. Certainly channel 63 can be used. Herein is a problem. Not to many people watch Channel 63. What do we have left? Ah! the UCO Reporter. Since this publication is distributed once a month and, based on the fact that many people do not read the paper, only a very limited number of voters will be apprised of the event.
In the current issue of the UCO Reporter, in the President’s Report, Dave took up a great deal of space describing to the home owners the accomplishments of his administration. Now I refer you to page A3 of the Reporter – Editorial Policy – which states: “We promise to print both sides of an issue, to open dialogue to inform our readers…” Marvelous, if it were true. When was the last time you read an article in the Reporter that challenged Dave Israel? In fact I will go further back and include Bob Marshall and his Reporter editors.
Next pitch. At the last Executive Board meeting, Dave took some time to tell everyone about why term limit amendment should be defeated. He again took advantage of his captive audience to pontificate on the fact he alone has a complete understanding of UCO’s history and he is the only person that can explain it.. This was not a man tooting his own horn, he was using a TUBA. Does Dave think he is the sole owner and sage of this Village collective history. Again not a level playing field.
Well voters, I think I have made my case about why elections being held in Century Village are not only unfair, geared to keep the current administration in power, and an insult to all those who believe in fair play and equal opportunity for everyone.
(a) It’s a Boondoggle (b) Hocus Pocus (c) hypocrisy (d) all of the choices
2. The UCO Reporter will publish all bios and pictures of all candidates in the March 2016 edition. This edititon will be distributed the last week of February, (28 days in this month, so how you have less then a week to read the bios – great huh!
Based on the information given by the Reporter, select the letter of the statements below, that clearly express the opinions of the UCO Reporter.
(a) Less than a week is enough time to learn about candidtes running for office
(b) The Reporter is not biased
(c) The Reporter is fair and balanced when focusing on the March elections
(d) All of the above