Homage to the Master of the Mustache!
"'The Miller family has hurt a lot of people over the years,' says Elections chair Dan Martin, who also contacted the FBI recently over claims that Miller threatened him during the conflict over Jill's resignation. 'He said he was going to ruin my career and get me thrown off the Election Commission.'"
These words from the mouth Dan Martin!?!?!?! Gee, Dan, why the heck did you vote for Jill in the first place?
Note: I asked Mr. Marting, the night that the Election Board voted to hire Mrs. Miller, why he would vote for someone with no previous management experience to such an important and well paying job. He smiled, that charming Dan Martin smile, and assured me Jill Miller was the right person for the job. My question was, and still is, the woman who had been running the voter registration and elections from the time they had been combined was passed over for Mrs. Miller. A woman who had served the elections commission and voter registration for 15 year. A woman who rose up through the ranks by being unbiased, hard working and committed to fair a just elections. Why? Why did most of the board who voted to hire Mrs. Miller quit before the 2004 election? Why was there no vote recount after Mrs. Miller suddenly quit her post a week after the 2004 elections?
Mr. Miller should stay with selling cars. Mrs. Miller should have stayed with her career of running GOP Woman's organizations.
ummm... maybe the Charleston "arts" scene needs a kick in the butt. Visual arts have grown here but just look at a majority of theatre offerings.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
This blogersation has been like banging my head against a wall.
Oye! Mr Southernman you seem to have a bone to chew without a dog in this fight.
"I meant no harm when I referred to your partner as your "friend"."
No you may not have but it shows your refusal to accept gay and lesbian citizens of the United States as being capable of having a long term loving relationship.
"I merely stated that I don't think that gays will ever achieve what you are stating."
This is where I take issue with your thinking. Some people thought black people and women could ever achieve any sort of equality in this country as well, and although they have not, at least laws were enacted to protect them from being separate but equal.
"That fact you are a Notary and a marry people, and that they stay married is of no interest to me..."
I stated my Notary position and the ability to marry people as an example of the absurdity of Amendment #1, passed in November.
"I guess you must counsel your people (how many classes do you require before you marry them) pretty good."
Actually in most cases I know the couples personally. They are friends and family members so we have quite a bit of discussion on marriage and I have been able to observer their relationships grow.
"You seem to take credit for the couples staying together."
One of the calls to action, in my banes for newlyweds, is that those invited to watch the proceedings are all responsible to insure that the marriage they witness is a group responsibility and as a group we should all be available and willing to help the couple getting married to stay married.
"I know many Notary's and most see the people they marry one time, and then never cross paths again."
I have performed such services, usually by being recommended by a couple I have married in the past.
Equal rights and benefits under the law are part of what this country is supposed to embrace. Taxation without representation is one of the reasons this country was formed. Majority rules thinking usually does not turn out well.
I suggest you try walking a mile in my shoes as a 2nd class citizen in this country. Funny how the state of South Carolina has no problem accepting the tax checks, with my partner and my name imprinted on them, yet refuses us the same rights as heterosexuals.
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