We got an email yesterday from a reader who has gotten so mad at Mayor Marty over his smoking ban that they have decided to start their own recall effort, targeting the mayor himself. According to the emailer known only to us as S. Pyke (firstname.lastname@example.org), they've filed the appropriate letter of intent with the City Clerk and received their official petitions to begin the recall.
The emailer claims that their crusade is not just about smoking, but that it Marty's executive order was the last straw. Last night Mr. Pyke spent the evening downtown gathering signatures for his recall effort. He claims that he was well received and that people were "lining up" to sign the petitions.
We don't know whether this email if for real or not. It could very well be a hoax and we'll be using our Eyes to try and verify this story. If it is for real Mr. Pyke's effort would require the signatures of "more than 25% of the total number of votes cast at the election of the officer whose recall is proposed." Mr. Pyke claims that number to be officially 21,823 valid signatures of registered city voters. That's a tall order.
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This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes