So we all know how the election turned out. As every one that knows me knows I enjoy relating the statistics. This year 23,977 voted for a mayor candidate, 24,078 voted in total. Therefore, 101 voters did not vote a mayor. In 2004, 25,489 voted for a mayor, 448 voted for me. Between 2004-2008 Saint John has 1,618 (source: Statistics Canada) less people. Between 2004-2008, 1512 less people voted for a Mayor. Conclusion, most of the people who used to care are the people that are leaving.
Yesterday was a very interesting day for my birthday. For a change people seemed nicer. It seems like it was no time ago, let alone four years ago today that (in 2004) today (May 11th) I was working at Client Logic, done after a hectic month and a half of campaigning and just waiting for election day to be over, wait a minute, that didn’t happen as a recall at that time I was ditching Sunday shifts to go to Empire Theatres probably to see Mean Girls, New York Minute, or 13 Going On 30 (I seen all of them in the theatre and cant remember which.) Then off to go do Too Close to Call, back in the days when it was only a half hour long show. Then off the day after the election to the great city of Toronto, ON for the first time ever, and my first time on a train too. It is too bad that a lot of my blog here didn’t survive from that time.
So yesterday… after doing some overtime and fighting with the Royal Bank, I went to Boston Pizza and had an appetizer of Thai chicken bites, Caesar Salad, Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti, glass of Keith’s, and Vanilla Bean Cake. Then I went to the theatre and seen “Maid of Honor.” I got to say it was a very good meal and very good movie (4 stars.)
So, at this point I can’t be persuaded on a candidate because I already voted. I do believe in open transparency in politics, and since lynch mobs are so 1800’s I’m going to revile my votes.
Mayor of Saint John: Michael Richardson
At-Large: Danny Jardine and Chris Titus
Ward 4: Kevin Goggan and Ralph Landers
Guest post by Tony Tompkins:
After seeing the trailer once again since seeing the movie, I feel as if the trailer displayed more action then what was in the final cut.
I can appreciate the storyline as well as the action sequences in this motion picture; however, I believe the movie could have had better quality acting. Newcomer, Hayden Christensen, definitely portrayed the look of the character but his acting ability for the leading role as David Rice needed a more rigid aggression.
Overall, this film is good and can hold a potential for a sequel, which we can only hope will have more fundamentals touched upon. Furthermore, we all can value the story; however, let’s hope the sequel does not disappoint.
So now that I have looked into the election a little harder, I am changing some of the options.
Mike Richardson- I’m not quite sure what it is but Mike seems to have a well thought out plan, no dirt and the just has a personality that one would pay attention to as mayor.
Councillor At Large:
Danny Jardine- I remember Danny from the last election he was one of thise people that are deeply rooted in the social aspects of the community, like Donny Snook, that understanf the poverty aspect of the city but is that enough, I’m adding this name to my shortlist because the list of candidates that I get to choose from is so pathetic, I think ward 4 might just have the worst turnout than any other part of this city.
Mark LeBlanc- A maybe
Rick Mantle- I thinke this one could make council a little interesting.
Chris Titus- This one is a definate vote, many of my favourite memories of council involve this fellow, expecially back in the Shirly days. I like that Chris is involved in the community not affraid to expess new ideas, and knows the when a horse is being flogged too long.
Councillor Ward 4:
I don’t seem to think that any of these people would be benifitial at the moment on the council chamber, this is one of the reasons that I was so oposed to the entire ward sistem is that the east is the area where no one that matters seems to ever run.
District Education Council District 1
Sub District 9: No one is running
District Education Council District 8
Zone A: Acclaimed