Friday, July 17, 2015

Johnston County Municipal Elections 2015

Fellow Johnstonians: Here is a list of who has filed to run in the 2015 municipal elections.  Note that I decided not to run this time around, although I was asked numerous times to do so.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Our new addition to the home...Brady.

Say hello to "Brady", the newest addition to the LaPlante family. We tossed around a lot of name possibilities like Dunkin' or Gronk, but in the end,Sharon liked Brady.  He is a Papi-poo, which is a cross between a purebred Papillon and a purebred Toy Poodle.  We brought him home just a few hours ago.  Yeah, we're Patriots fans in our home.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid?

I thought that the porn pay-per-view titles that I find on my cable system digital guide just after the regular movie channel listings were amusing enough.  Then I ran across this one today on SYFY.  I had to take a screen shot of it.  "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid"?  Really?  People watch this stuff?  No wonder SYFY ratings have been down.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

THIS is why we passed a voter ID law in NC.

THIS is why we passed a voter ID law in NC and why Eric Holder is opposing it so harshly.  Unfortunately, the requirement for ID to vote does not take effect until 2016. It should have been immediately upon the law's passage...period.

My voting t-shirt

This is the t-shirt I wore to the polling place today, knowing the demographic and political leaning of many of our local poll workers.

Voting irregularity found today in Selma, NC

I shared this on Facebook earlier.  Yeah, I know that I have not been blogging like I should be, but I actually do share a whole lot of stuff on Facebook, instead.  It is a lot easier to just share there.
VOTING IRREGULARITY: I was voter #73 in my precinct this morning. My wife voted about an hour or 90 minutes before I did. She said that the person in front of her to place their ballot in the voting machine had their ballot show an error upon scanning. The same happened to her when she put her ballot in the machine. When I got to vote and went to put my ballot in the machine it was rejected not once but twice. I was told that they would have to hand count the ballot after two rejections and my ballot had to be put in a separate bin. If we have at least three different errors out of 73 as of the time I voted, something is definitely amiss.
Here are some comments that were left on my Facebook post.  I have blurred out the names and some of the profile pictures since I don't have permission to share that info.

I watched the election results come in last night.  My wife and I checked both the local county races and some more state wide races.  We were on the county web site and sites from some local media outlets watching the results trickle in.  I finally saw our local precinct results post.  It is possible that my ballot was indeed counted.  
Someone I know was a precinct official and was present when I tried to cast my ballot.  He was the one that registered me in the system in order to vote upon arrival.  He is also a friend on Facebook, saw my post, and commented the following: