Shrubtown September 28, 2016

Opinion: Shrubtown

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By Marc Stopeck

Editorial Cartoonist / Weekly Sales Representative


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Lynn Kamenitsa  

Posted: September 28th, 2016 11:18 PM

Hey, Jenna, Vote Yes signs have disappeared too. It happens to every side in every campaign. Let's not blame politics for what is most likely just kids walking by.

Bruce Kline  

Posted: September 28th, 2016 10:28 PM

Jenna we will be happy to replace any signs at no cost: just email: I've heard these same complaints from others as well. Am I surprised at the destruction of signs expressing a different point of view from the Board of Education and their surrogates, the pool lobby? Of course not. Given the intensity of convictions on both sides, and divisiveness of the issues involved, I sought of expected it. It does seem however, that the signs of one group have been singled out for destruction. Fortunately, signs are not votes. The real tally begins on Nov 8. And it is ultimately the votes, and not the signs that count. Send the vandals a message: Vote NO in NOvember.

Jolyn Crawford  

Posted: September 28th, 2016 7:50 PM

Seems like a repeating pattern of finding toxic waste under new construction. Don't tell me no one knew; the seller was exempt from disclosure and the purchaser and their lender did not require environmental soil samples! This happened when Taxman built Euclid Square and when the new OPRFHS fields were developed. Also, tunnel vision and the lack of coordination between the V of OP, the PDOP and OPRFHS prevented the obvious need for a new pool at OPRFHS when the PDOP was planning the rebuild of Ridgeland Commons. What happened to comprehensive planning? My guest is who's mining the store and coffers for everyone's sack?

Jenna Brown Russell  

Posted: September 28th, 2016 7:03 PM

Don't know if others have experienced this-but beware. 'No' signs have been abused and stolen. In our diversity embracing, democracy loving village of friendliness. Shocking.

Bruce Kline  

Posted: September 28th, 2016 6:57 PM

This says it all. The reality as depicted here is beyond the absurd. Vote NO in NOvember and stop this insanity NOw! And Jim if you want a sign email:, and it will be delivered to your home. Since the board did their "to hell with the voter" thingie last week we have been overwhelmed with requests and ran out. But now they are back in, ready to go.

Jim Kelly  

Posted: September 28th, 2016 5:09 PM

Great work, Marc!

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