Russ Gibb at Random
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Vote for John Dingell

July 31, 2002

Well that does it. I'm voting for Dearborn's own John Dingell. His opponent, Democratic Lynn Rivers left me cold when she was asked if she had any objections to the Pledge of Allegiance being read in Congress the other day. Rivers responded that she has no objections as long as "the International Workers pledge was recited thereafter". Frankly I've had enough of Lynn Rivers's liberal BS. I'm voting for John Dingell. How about you?

education

Welcome to Dearborn

August 9, 2002

I'm told that the new superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools, Dr. John Artis is big on curriculum development. Great- now let's hope he sits down in the trenches with our high school principals, pronto, and see what they think about curriculum. Heck, school starts in 2 weeks. Welcome to Dearborn Dr. John Artis.

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Will he or won't he?

August 9, 2002

According to Times Herald Columnist Tom Edwards, Mrs. Mayor Guido was house-hunting in Washington D.C. And nice guy Mark Guido, the mayors assistant is leaving office in November?????????

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Veil of Secrecy

August 23, 2002

Are you aware that after the 9/11 attack several homesin Dearborn Heights were immediately vacated by theirethnic owners. And the same thing has happened inDearborn and NO ONE is talking???? And according to rumor the old JL Hudson warehouse onWarren Ave. has been purchased by agents of ArafatsPalestinian Liberation organization as their Americanheadquarters.
Now if you think about it, maybe this is why MayorGuido will resign and become a Deputy Secretary in theHomeland Defense Organization in Washington DC. Hejust has had a lot of experience in dealing with theArabic community.
Now, just for the record, I think that Mayor Guidowill resign. After all, he is a bright and capable manand after a Washington DC appointment he would be in awonderful position to run for bigger political officehere in Michigan or Washington DC- John Dingell, keepan eye out for Mayor Guido!

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Dearborn Clean Up-Fix Up

August 23, 2002

Notice how Michigan Ave. from one end of town to theother has had a major fix-up scrub-up manicure duringthe last few weeks- new planters, wastepaper basketson every corner, and enforcement's of our businesssignage laws. Well could it be that this is allhappening because Mayor Guido is hosting the NationalMayors Conference here in our town, Dearborn,Michigan? Nice Job Mayor Guido. Now make sure itcontinues all year long.

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A Citizen Writes....

September 1, 2002

Mr. Gibb...
Someone needs to look into the operation at the city clerks office, seems things are running amuck and the muck is getting deeper. You think that they would be trying to fix the big boo-boos, but it seems that more are coming.
In the August primary they blamed the software, but it was really more of the programing done by the staff that's in charge of properly programing the tabulators. It wasn't one of the part time help, they only handle the routine tasks, higher ups are responsible for the more serious stuff.
Several citizens have tried to talk with someone in the clerks office and their all hush hush about what's going on. You think Detroit elections are getting bad, Dearborn holds a close second.

A former student from long long ago.

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Congratulations Gary Woronchak

September 26, 2002

Congratulations to our own Republican State Representative Gary Woronchak. Gary has wowed the Michigan Republican party by being the only state representative candidate to be unopposed in this years election.

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Melting Pot vs. Salad Bowl

September 26, 2002

As unfettered immigration policies play havoc in country after country the Conservative party of Germany recently added this statement to their platform:
"Integration means more than being able to speak German and recognize our legal system. It also includes...acceptance of the norms and customs that the native population feels obligated to obey. This means accepting the system of values of our Western, Christian, culture which has been influenced by Christianity, ancient culture, humanism, Roman law, and the Enlightenment."

DID YOU KNOW?That the second most spoken language in Germany today is Arabic.

education

Dearborn School Board Election

September 27, 2002

If the Dearborn school board election were to be held today, I think that the respected school board member incumbent James Schoolmaster would win. Followed by the PTA parent activist Jane Schuneman with political newcomer retired elementary principal Lou Guido trailing in third.

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Poor Bill Runco

October 1, 2002

Pity poor Bill Runco. He took a few unfair hits in the letters to the editor column of last weeks Times-Herald newspaper. The one from the lady who gave him hell about her domestic violence case was a real zinger. But in all fairness to Bill, when I checked the court records they showed that he just followed the advice of the prosecuting attorney, the police involved in the case, and the defense attorney. In every trial there is a winner and a loser. In this case maybe it was just sour grapes.
The second case is the one of a mystery man Frank Holtz. I looked up Frank Holtz and could find no phone number or any record of a Frank Holtz voting in any Dearborn election. Mystery, mystery? Could this just be sour grapes too?

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