Guest Post by Michael Chambers (guest posts are moderated, but not approved or endorsed by the CCA Steering Committee) ————————————- The amount of disinformation that comes out of the CDTC (Charlestown Disinformation Town Committee) is considerable not only in volume but also in the diversity of tactics. The bloggers of the local Democratic Party have […]
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Guest Post by Michael Chambers (guest posts are moderated, but not approved or endorsed by the CCA Steering Committee) —————————— The most common tactic the Charlestown Disinformation Town Committee (CDTC) uses in this town is to attack the messenger, not the issue. I, for one, have been the target of this type of disinformation. I […]
I was once affiliated with the Democratic Party, but I switched to Independent once I saw the tactics employed by the local party members. I cannot abide by the lies, character assassinations, and mud-slinging practiced by these so called Democrats. I have always voted for the best qualified candidates and will continue to do so, regardless of party affiliation.
Guest Post by Michael Chambers (guest posts are moderated, but not approved or endorsed by the CCA Steering Committee) ————————————– Sometimes an argument is so inane that it is difficult to piece together the logic used by the other side. Such is the case with the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CTDC) bloggers recently blaming the […]
The following letter appeared in local newspapers and is shared with us here by the author Michael Chambers ————————————————- It was bound to happen. The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee’s bloggers have gone too far. Will Collette, co-editor of that blog, printed an article that accused two Chariho School Committee members and an administrator of Chariho […]
Guest Post by Michael Chambers (guest posts are moderated, but not approved or endorsed by the CCA Steering Committee) ————————————————— A few weeks ago, I was watching one of Bill Curtis’s Investigative Reports about The New Skinheads movement in the United States. Curtis, a graduate of Washburn University School of Law, presents reports on crime, […]
<em>Guest Post by Michael Chambers (guest posts are moderated, but not approved or endorsed by the CCA Steering Committee)</em> ———————————————– Now that the sale of the Whalerock property has been completed, the members of the now defunct Ill Wind Coalition can look back on the successful outcome of their grass roots opposition to the Whalerock […]
Guest Post by Michael Chambers (guest posts are moderated, but not approved or endorsed by the CCA Steering Committee) ———————————————– It Looks Like I Was Wrong Sometimes we want to believe something good about someone, rather than something bad, when we have the possibility of doing either. After the last election, members of the Charlestown […]
Stop the continual development that rapes the land and take care of what we have. Smart developers will be able to reinvent themselves from end-game purveyors to maintenance services.
Looking back over the past one hundred days, I am amazed that there were so few lessons learned by the local Democratic Town Committee and its spokespeople. How can a group so completely miss the message sent by the electorate of Charlestown last November?
Even the local Democrat-supported Donna Walsh is reported to have come out against the Master Lever because it does not level the playing field for all Rhode Island political candidates. So the CCA and Donna Walsh are on the same side of this issue.
The Ill Wind group has consistently stated that they support alternative sources of energy including wind energy but not industrial sized turbines in the local neighborhoods.
It may be just a difference in mindset between the two political groups that determines how they react to issues facing the town. Based on the results of the election and referendums, it seems to me that the voters prefer the mindset of the ant and not the grasshopper.
The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee has given the town a window into its style of politics — and it’s disturbing and ominous. On Nov. 6, take a stand against bully politics in Charlestown. Vote against the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee’s chosen slate of Democratic town candidates.
If you remember how unfortunate the people of Charlestown were under the Mageau regime, consider how the citizens of this town will fare when Mageau and Collette combine forces. Where have these people been over the last two years? They certainly did nothing to improve this town but worked diligently to give Charlestown a black eye.
Recently, Wilfred Collette, leader of the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee, began a rant against land assessment valuation in Charlestown. Bottom line: if he has a problem with land assessments or thinks his land and improvements are assessed too low, he should take it up with the tax assessor. There is a process, use it.
Shortly we will test the proposition of whether you can beat something with nothing. The CCA candidates and Lisa DeBello have a record. As incumbents they have spoken, written letters, accomplished things for the town. Taxes are low; schools are good; roads are decent; Ninigret Park is developing in an orderly way; industrial wind turbines to this point have been defeated. We have town employees that are second to none in their dedication and effectiveness. The Town Hall is a pleasant stop for all one’s needs. Affordable and elderly housing is increasing; the community is safe for children and elders.
Candidate Ferrio’s blog and his Democrat colleagues are long on words, and short on ideas. If you want more than that for your town government, vote CCA.
October is not only the month before the local election for Town Council and Planning Commission candidates, it is also National Anti-Bullying Month – something candidates endorsed by the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee may want to consider.
There is a saying – “If they do it once, they will do it twice; if they do it to me, they will do it to you.” I have seen the members of the CDTC write outright lies about several people and make unsubstantiated claims against residents of this town. They have no respect for their neighbors and no stomach for discourse. Ruth pointed out a few instances that affected her personally. I know there are more people in town that can add to her arguments.
What would make the citizen’s of Charlestown believe that the members of the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee would change their ways and put the citizens of Charlestown first? This is a question that should be asked by each voter as the election approaches.
I do think that one of the differences among all the candidates is that the only group to ask the voters what they think is CCA. The others tell you what they think.
Using lies and smears to destroy local politicians and our families is not an acceptable way to win an election. Vicious, false attacks mean fewer good people will run for election and voters will have diminished choices and less effective representation. Voters should be skeptical of the “facts” they may read in blogs and seek out information from publications that adhere to a code of journalistic ethics. Blogs have the potential to be a lively, engaging place to read opinion and debate ideas, but facts are better found in newspapers.
What would the cost to the taxpayers be for treet lamps, sidewalks, garbage pickup and disposal, public transportation, and town water and sewage?
I have a short piece of advice to the members of the Charlestown Citizen’s Alliance. Don’t stop to argue with people who cannot use facts to back up their contentions. All you get out of that is insults and character assassinations. Why bother with such a group?
I have spent some time recently going over the events of the past two years. I wanted to get the full picture of what the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CDTC) has offered on behalf of the entire town, the business community, and the public servants.
Publications of some members and candidates of the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee, along with Town Council candidate James Mageau have said we don’t need to keep Attorney Larisa or continue to oppose changes in Federal laws that would allow casino development in Charlestown. When this group last had a majority on the Town Council from 1990 to 1992 they came out in support of gambling in Charlestown.
We are fast approaching election day, and we have to be extra cautious about separating fact from fiction as candidates, with only one thing on their mind, seek your vote. Beware of unsubstantiated claims.