Notes on a Cold, Winter Day

Just some things…

Stu Scheller for US Senate?

It looks like my cousin is running for the US Senate, or soon will be. Stu Scheller is the ex-Marine who blasted the powers that be over the botched Afghanistan withdrawal. Since then, he’s been a regular on conservative radio and FoxNews. I hope, if he does run, he runs as a moderate and distances himself from the fire breathing far right flavors of the Republican Party. You know I’m no fan of extremists on either side. He speaks of being a moderate, and I hope that’s his true nature. We’ll see how things go, but he has a lot of support in conservative circles. Right now, he’s looking for the support of 10,000 signers to give him the go ahead to run.

Christine McVie

I was sad to hear that Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac passed away. I grew up with her music, and I can’t think of any other band like Fleetwood Mac. There haven’t been many popular bands with men and women as members. 40 years later, they are still regularly played on radio stations. I never switch stations when Fleetwood Mac plays on my car radio, no matter how many times I’ve heard their music. Until recently, I hadn’t been aware that Christine was so instrumental in the band’s success. She wrote half of their greatest hits, but was always the low-key one on keyboards. I love Stevie Nicks, but I appreciate Christine’s smooth and soothing voice. Her music is just good for the soul. RIP.

City Council and Mayoral Elections Coming Up

On a much flatter note, candidates for the upcoming city council election filed their paperwork this past week. Three city council seats plus the mayor’s seat is up for election. We know there will be at least one new face, since Bill Faber isn’t seeking reelection. Well, that’s not entirely true. We might have another familiar face on the council in Pat McDaniel. He is a former council member who is running again.

Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe will be running against two newcomers hoping to become the city’s next mayor. She’s going to be hard to beat. It’s always difficult to run as a newcomer, especially if you don’t have much name recognition, but will be extremely difficult against the current mayor, especially with votes split three ways.

As far as the council seats go, we almost don’t need an election. There are only four people running for three seats. If only three people ran, I guess they’d win by just having their name on the ballot. Something to think about next time, if you’re wanting to join the city council. The competition might not be too fierce… or even a thing.