Bianca the truth is that we very rarely lock threads and allow all topics to be freely discussed.
The last thread on Sugar and Spice was closed due to inproper language used by a member . The only remarks that we censor are the replies to the deleted comments as they are no longer appropriate due to the comment not being visible.
There is a lot of misinformation about this topic but the truth is this is due to big business interests wanting control of the Ba expats forum. There is a long history here dating from 2006 to wrestle control of this media.
Yanqui Mike and Frank Almeida are the same group and have been working for two years to destroy our site via their infamous blog BA expat groupwatch. Their goal is to take over the Ba expats .
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Democrats Abroad soap opera
I hope you remeber the story that developed last month, when Yanqui Mike, the Chairman of Democrats Abroad
Argentina, was ousted by his own peers for alledged irregularities in management of funds donated to Obama's campain (among other things). Guess what? He is back!
But now he is not only after the Chair, he is trying to get his personal friends to the Vice Chair, Treasurer and all other official positions. They call it "the Progressive Ticket". I must admit, I do see a lot of progress in this development. Annual Meeting of Democrats Abroad
is on the 31st. Taking into account Mike's tenacity in this matter and selection of people who will be willing to attend the show, there is a pretty good chance that he will get elected again.
In anticipation of this remarkable event, I would like to publish a single quote. As I mentioned before, for several years Yanqui Mike maintained a "Baexpats Hate" website. Now he closed public access to it, but I keep a few things he was saying about baexpats as a personal memento. Here comes one of them:
These boludos would love nothing more than to have Argentina and the world believe that ALL of us expats here share their opinion.
Challenge them. Don't let them go unanswered.
Everytime these idiots spout their opinion as if it were generally accepted and unassailable fact...let 'em have it with every key on your keyboard.
And if you catch these Rush Limbaugh wanna-bees denigrating out loud the lovely people of this city and nation while enjoying everything that this wonderful place offers them...stand up from your table and with full throat let everyone in the room know these people are goddamned neanderthals and let the room know that you do not subscribe to their "facts"...preferentamente en castellano.
...and if you see and hear someone giving these black-hearted imbeciles what they deserve, stand up and support them.
Yanqui Mike Skowronek
Former Chairman and
Current candidate for Chairman from so called "Progressive Ticket"
Now tell me one thing, folks. Do your hearts resonate with the words of the face person of local Democrats
Let me do a quick recap of this weeks episode
After calling all 500 members and complaining them how he was privately executed by a group of "tea drinking people", after buying everybody "drinks on Mike" (apparently not tea) for a year from donations money as his former treasurer states
, the Great Leader got reelected by 7 votes with only 16% of members casting their ballots. That means that less than 9% of DAA members voted for him.
The newly elected Chair immediately closed the meeting (depriving himself from joy of talking to his people about all this mess) and rushed home to bring the news about the "Clean Sweep" victory by "Progressive ticket" from his website.
It looks like local democrats
(and everybody else) will be able to watch this show for another year.
Another thing, there was a guy who put videos from other candidates on the Internet. Right before the elections he posted a message on his blog saying that he was threatened by Yanqui Mike and his wife Alyssa (his spelling) and does not like to be pushed around. As of February 1st his blog is no more. I assume, it counts as another clean democratic victory.
We at the BA expats have sat back for two years and said nothing why we have been personally attacked, defamed in the most demeaning manner by Mike and his cohorts. How much patience can we have I ask the members when libelous remarks are written about us and have been so for over two years