“I think there are two forms of inevitability: the inevitable that we as humans control, and the inevitable that God controls.
An example of inevitability for humans would be changing out a car. I will inevitably buy a new car, but the longer I drive my current one only delays the inevitable.
An example of inevitability for God would be: allowing a storm to flood my car, thus speeding my search for a new car. In this case, God’s inevitability overruled my delay.
So in the context of the world, I believe humans can control what is inevitable, but God can (and will) take the reins at any moment.”
“There are a lot of times that we have negative things to say about our city, not just outside, but people here in Mount Vernon, but we shouldn’t. THESE PEOPLE NEED OUR HELP.”
In my opinion, it appears that the people seem to be helping you, isn’t it the duty, of the city council, TO SERVE THE PEOPLE rather than implying that you, and your peers, are helping the people from a higher level?
Isn’t the job of the city council, to pass legislation to improve our quality of life?
Are the city council members citizens of this community looking for honest government void of underhandedness and greed?
ARE YOU AND THE REST OF YOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS SERVANTS FOR THE PEOPLE?
OR, ARE YOU AND YOUR MEMBERS, PAWNS OF THE MACHINE?
Well, Richard Thomas, are you going to take this from a prone position?
I believe you are being tested, show us what you are made of.
Talk can be bought; honest leadership in hopes of quality of life improvement will never be for sale.
You have talked the talk now let’s see if you can walk the walk.
MORE FUEL FOR THE POWERFUL MACHINE TO KEEP THIS CITY IN CHAOS.
Again crooked politics trumps honest government.
In my very tax paying honest opinion, the dysfunction does not miss a beat in the CITY WHO GRIEVES.
Was Thomas out maneuvered and put down because of his beliefs about the present leadership of this administration?
Pay close attention to this yes man’s acceptance speech, I have my opinion, the judgement is yours.
The puppet masters have been able to put one of their prized puppet slaves into a seat of power.
HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!
The budget is as always late in prep and filled with bloat.
The connections remain the same and the deal master still pulls the strings of his deal slaves.
We are on the verge of a new 1/2 fiscal and full calendar year; hopefully there will be a more qualified person to replace the person, now occupying the position of Mayor.
OH! HAPPY DAY (for some) (sadness for others)
At 12:01 A.M. the countdown begins to the SENTENCING DAY (January 26, 2015) for the man pleading for mercy attempting to avoid the slamming of the iron cage.
"A budget surplus is valuable for local governments, as it allows municipalities to pay off debt, save the funds for the future or immediately upgrade city infrastructure where it is needed. It remains unclear what Mount Vernon officials have planned for the surplus. "
FOR THE RECORD:
I, like many others, want this person to vacate the seat of power.
I am an honest, hardworking; tax paying concerned citizen who desires accountability for my tax obligations. A citizen seeking honest and fair government by the officials elected to those positions of power
I am not a part of this group who has hired an attorney to oust the Mayor.
I would prefer to see this man resign with some dignity as a MAN. If this person does not resign or is legally removed, then I would prefer:
THE PEOPLE KICK HIM OUT VIA THE ELECTION PROCESS
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR (Take a good look at YOURSELF!)
"TAX EVASION IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE STATUTES. A person who is convicted is subject to a prison sentence, a fine, or both. The failure to file a federal tax return is a misdemeanor, but a consistent pattern of failure to file for several years will constitute evidence that these failures were part of a scheme to avoid the payment of taxes. If this pattern is established, the violator may be charged with a felony under section 7201 of the Internal Revenue Code."
A good leader has an exemplary character. It is of utmost importance that a leader is trustworthy to lead others. A leader needs to be trusted and be known to live their life with honestly and integrity. A good leader "walks the talk" and in doing so earns the right to have responsibility for others. True authority is born from respect for the GOOD CHARACTER AND TRUSTWORTHINESS OF THE PERSON WHO LEADS.
Let’s take a look at personal characteristics expected from a person sitting in the mayoral seat of power:
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR (Take a look at yourself)
Honesty refers to A FACET OF MORAL CHARACTER and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Furthermore, honesty means being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.
“Davis declined to comment on the letter Monday, saying "that's a legal question and I'm not a lawyer." But the 76-year-old mayor blamed the push to oust him from office on frequent critics, including community activist Samuel Rivers and City Council Vice President Richard Thomas — both of whom denied the claim.
All I can tell you is that there are people who are running through the streets trying to kick up as much controversy as they can," Davis said. "People know this for what it is. This is a continual barrage of people who have contributed nothing to the direction of the city going forward."
Check this out Davis:
“As adults, though, it seems many of us forget the lessons we learned as children -- that we make choices and our choices have consequences, which, more often than not, we are responsible for.
“Most experts agree, taking personal responsibility for yourself is not only the adult thing to do, it's the right thing to do and one of the only ways you can remain the happy, healthy person you want to be.”
Most of the honest citizens believe this person has shamed this entire city, this person’s actions have confirmed that belief and this city has become (in my opinion) the most dysfunctional of Westchester County.
“Davis contends a memo giving instruction on how to write the letter and where to send it was distributed only upon request, News 12 Westchester said.”
Surely I must believe this as much as I believe the sun sets in the East.
This whole mayor of Mount Vernon episode reminds me of the nursery rhyme:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses
and all the King's men
couldn't put Humpty together again!
A full life is said to be when a person reaches age eighty, do all of us a favor submit your resignation, YOU’RE DONE!
IS THERE A MESSAGE HERE? (Begging for re-election?)
Is this just coincidental that praise is given for a mayor who was convicted of a crime and served six months in Jail?
The same mayor, who was re-elected after serving his prison time, defeated and elected as a council member in his later years?
IS 0-6 MONTHS IN JAIL a possibility for the person, now serving as mayor of Mount Vernon, who pled guilty to tax evasion and whose term expires on or before December 31, 2015?
WILL THIS PERSON BE REPLACED AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE IF HE RECEIVES JAIL TIME?
Seems to parallel a scenario, which will begin on January 26, 2015
SHAKING MY HEAD!
How ignorant do you believe the citizens of Mount Vernon are, Davis?
Even Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder can see through this ploy.
Your Replacement, Thomas, is waiting in the wings for the decision, in January, probably hoping (which is human) that you are sentenced to jail.
If you run for mayor, in 2015, he will probably win.
Man up and REALIZE THAT YOUR TIME IS OVER and younger forward thinking minds will replace those of the old school machine.
The whole world is watching!
WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
AND EXAMPLE OF DEMOCRACY FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD
EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW?
“My country tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty “
Mandates to law enforcers?
DEPENDS UPON THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN!
In my opinion I believe this person is:
THE GREATEST HYPOCRITE OF ALL TIMES!
Yes sir, UNCLE BILL, keep on telling us (people of color) how we should act. ATTABOY:
Keep telling our youth to pull their pants up while you are pulling others down. Tell them, how they should speak and present themselves as a minority race, while performing suspected acts that are far more destructible.
Are these stories true? There are too many women telling the same story for it not to have some credence.
How can anyone pay money to see this clown; is he the example for our black youth?
In the future, if he does decide to break silence, SPEAK TO THE HAND!
I have heard that his performance was sold out and realize that the theater must meet its obligations. If I had tickets perhaps I might be thinking I should attend and heckle this individual off the stage.
I suggest to those, who do attend and have reservations, think about how to get the best bang for your buck.
Who really runs the city?
MT Vernon Democratic Party
1 Park Ave Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Thomas is next in line for the machine, like him or not. When will the peeps wake up and realize that the position of MAYOR OF MOUNT VERNON IS ONLY A TOOL of the MACHINE. Who backs the Democratic candidate for that position? Who backed Thomas? They don’t like Walker. That project and the rest of your Fleetwood concerns are under the control of the MACHINE.
In city you go with what you got.
Thomas, no matter what you think of him, is the obvious contender.
The question: is he better than the present shady character?
I wish THE MACHINE POLITICS would recognize the plight of the citizens of Mount Vernon.
IS THERE NO DECENCY TO BE FOUND AMONG YOU?
Will Mount Vernon NY, forever be labeled, A THIEVES PARADISE? (Entrenched Gangsters)
Everyday, a new questionable circumstance is revealed. Will it ever end?