WE must be a majority Crimes & Incidents, posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm
Dear Alamo region neighbors,
It is our obligation to make sure that a true majority decides the future of the Alamo region. We must be a true majority in our voting and be a true majority in defining our future no matter what the outcome on March 3rd. It does not end on March 3rd. It begins with our majority instructing any government resulting from our vote in compliance with our will and interests.
We must not allow a minority, any factoid or emotion, to keep us from voting the will and interests of our majority in the Alamo region. We must not allow media to assume our will and interests. We must not allow artificial boundaries to keep our neighborhoods from voicing the future of our choice of government for our region. We must not allow the overall political climate of Contra Costa County to dictate our decisions for the future of our region.
There must be greater than a majority of eligible voters that decides our choice of government. We cannot allow politics and media to dissuade us from the polls and our majority position. It is our future, our democracy, our government and our will that holds our future. We cannot surrender that to a select few.
Today, please, reaffirm your willingness to designate the majority’s future in the Alamo region and vote on March 3.
Posted by Community courtesy, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 22, 2009 at 9:22 pm
Cumulative voting as a "false majority"
A voting system that gives a minority more power, by allowing them to cast all of their votes for a single candidate or measure, as opposed to regular or statutory voting, in which voters must vote, as a majority of voters, for a measure and candidates for available seats.
Posted by Community courtesy, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:23 am
Defining our future:
To take over the content of a message thread by changing the subject of discourse to a topic outside the purview of the original subject and/orforum, while maintaining the subject line. A form of amusement for trolls. Threadjacking is distinguished from flaming, as flames are a quasi-personal attack on a poster or on a poster's style of discourse, where threadjacking is deliberatly steering the discussion offtopic.
A uniquely Alamo oxymoron, so much more self-cancelling in it phrasology, as if it might quote "The Music Man".
A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.