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G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/27/2020 at 10:21 pm:
This post is based on an article that appeared on the other news media here in Mother Bladen. It comes in the form of a few questions because I am confused AND I know some would say "I thought he was confused all the time". The questions come in response to the BOE meeting that will take place on March 11, 2020. Now, based on recent revelations it has been stated that one person can post under another persons name on the Guestbook. I did not knw that is possible because every post I have ever put on social media has my name G C Bryan or Grover Bryan attached to it.
The questions:

#1. Who speaks for the Bladen County Board of Elections when the board is not in session?

#2. Will the March 11, 2020 meeting have a motion, 2nd, vote to add the Pledge Of Allegiance to the agenda for that meeting and all meetings going into the future?

#3. If a member of the Bladen County Board of Elections other than the Chairperson sends an email to all other members of the board, the board of elections director, and the lawyer for Bladen County; does that member have a right to call the Pledge of Allegiance a "circus"?

#4. Does that member have the right to insinuate that the Pledge of Allegiance can be said at another location and the rest of the meeting be moved to the board of election building?

#5. If the "sole purpose" of the meeting on the 11th of February is to count the absentee ballots, can that count be moved on to the next meeting after the Pledge of Allegiance is said in the other place?

Maybe Ms. Louella Thompson, the Chairperson of the Board or Mr. Johnson the county lawyer can answer these questions either on this media or at the meeting on February 11, 2020. As a voter in Mother Bladen, I believe these questions deserve to be answered for ALL VOTERS OF MOTHEER BLADEN. If you are wondering why I did not submit these questions to the other media in response to the article that evoked these questions, please feel free to ask them to the editor of that media. God bless the BOE, God bless Mother Bladen, God bless our beautiful state, and God bless our great nation, its President, and all of its elected and appointed leaders.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/27/2020 at 10:21 pm:
This post is based on an article that appeared on the other news media here in Mother Bladen. It comes in the form of a few questions because I am confused AND I know some would say "I thought he was confused all the time". The questions come in response to the BOE meeting that will take place on March 11, 2020. Now, based on recent revelations it has been stated that one person can post under another persons name on the Guestbook. I did not knw that is possible because every post I have ever put on social media has my name G C Bryan or Grover Bryan attached to it.
The questions:

#1. Who speaks for the Bladen County Board of Elections when the board is not in session?

#2. Will the March 11, 2020 meeting have a motion, 2nd, vote to add the Pledge Of Allegiance to the agenda for that meeting and all meetings going into the future?

#3. If a member of the Bladen County Board of Elections other than the Chairperson sends an email to all other members of the board, the board of elections director, and the lawyer for Bladen County; does that member have a right to call the Pledge of Allegiance a "circus"?

#4. Does that member have the right to insinuate that the Pledge of Allegiance can be said at another location and the rest of the meeting be moved to the board of election building?

#5. If the "sole purpose" of the meeting on the 11th of February is to count the absentee ballots, can that count be moved on to the next meeting after the Pledge of Allegiance is said in the other place?

Maybe Ms. Louella Thompson, the Chairperson of the Board or Mr. Johnson the county lawyer can answer these questions either on this media or at the meeting on February 11, 2020. As a voter in Mother Bladen, I believe these questions deserve to be answered for ALL VOTERS OF MOTHEER BLADEN. If you are wondering why I did not submit these questions to the other media in response to the article that evoked these questions, please feel free to ask them to the editor of that media. God bless the BOE, God bless Mother Bladen, God bless our beautiful state, and God bless our great nation, its President, and all of its elected and appointed leaders.
Beatrice Beatrice from Dallas wrote on 01/27/2020 at 9:33 pm:
I am so disappointed in the Bladen Board. We are a great country and we have procedures to change things and just being against the country is not it.
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Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/25/2020 at 12:56 pm:
Sally,

Our conversation did not begin because you "could have been kinder" in your words, but because you could have been honest and truthful in your words and you were not.

You do not have to apologize for your opinion, as that is yours to own. But you have no right to spread lies about me in an attempt to convince others to believe your falsehoods.

I expect no apology from you, but do hope your words are honest and sincere on this occasion. Your future posts will prove whether they are or not.
Sally Bryan Sally Bryan from Tar Heel wrote on 01/25/2020 at 11:08 am:
I write this to Ms. Sheppard and any who may read this.

I go into my prayer closet, knowing my weaknesses, my desire to right what I think is wrong. I ask God to help me to control my feelings and outcries for goodness and justice. That I am responsible for hurting others in my righteous indignation is hardly the way to span the bridge to understanding, healthy discussion and healing, or to promote anything other than more discord. And for that, I must listen to God's voice and make ammends.

I have no doubt that these three ladies on this board have been treated with sarcasm and cutting remarks. I'm sure they have been treated unfairly. I believe they are trying to correct and eliminate the future problems from repeating themselves. As do I think all five members are doing.

It is when our flesh needs to be satisfied that we lash out. It is like an addiction that must be fed. No matter how we pray and resolve to remain quiet, that flesh cries out once again to express itself.

Our concerns may be legitimate, we may easily point out what we perceive to be wrong, right, true, untrue, just, or unjust. But is how we go about doing
it that is the test of each of us.

I don't like what has transpired in the last board meeting, a decision made in haste, lawfully or unlawfully. But I understand that those involved want to defend and justify their actions. But who will reach accross the span with a handshake and desire to start again freshly, acknowlege respect and forgiveness by each of us? None. We don't want to acknowledge any wrongdoing.

I don't mind saying that in my need to confront and express outrage at what I perceive to be a situation handled aggressively, I could have been kinder in my words. I don't want to be a part of the problem, to demean anyone, or face God again with my inability to control my tongue. Ms. Sheppard, I ask that you will forgive me for my unkind words. We probably will never agree on things, but we can be better at expressing our differences in the future. Honestly, it was my intent to have you look in the mirror as I wrote things to you. And what did it accomplish? Nothing but making Satan incredibly gleeful and to destroying my witness. With strength and direction, we can resolve differences. With humbleness, healing can start, cooperation can be achieved, and Satan's attempt to sow discord and hate can be eliminated.

I apologize to any I have offended and thank my Father for giving me the courage to say I am sorry for fueling this fire. Sometimes it doesn't matter who is right or wrong. It matters how we address things.
Leslie Pate Leslie Pate from White Lake wrote on 01/25/2020 at 10:06 am:
You can't reason with unreasonable people. I get what's going on here as I've defended myself many times from lies about me posted by liberals on this forum. At some point, it all becomes redundant and pointless. Sad, but true. It's worth nothing that while only a few people choose to post and respond here, many more people read it. I've lost count of how many people have told me that they agree with everything I write. Just a few days ago I met someone and as soon as I told her my name she thanked me for writing on the guestbook and said that I wrote wonderful stuff that needed to be said. She said "Thank you for standing up for what is right". I didn't ask her why she didn't comment. Some people just don't care to. On another note, a fried from Nebraska sent me a Youtube video this morning showing the Bladen County Board of Elections meeting with the pledge drama. I updated her on the recent events. My point is that although very few people comment, the news is out there, even as far as Nebraska. I've always said never behave in a way or put anything in writing that you don't want make public.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/24/2020 at 9:43 pm:
Shucks, my fingers must be getting tired; a double click again. As Maxwell Smart would say, "Sorry about that".
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/24/2020 at 9:40 pm:
es Herb Poe McIntyre
Comments will be based on things Mr. McIntyre called me on his 1/24/2020 at one specfic10:47 a.m.

#1. Stalker-usually means a person who follows one specific individual obsessively.

Mr. McIntyre says I am a stalker-the thing that his accusation does not address is the fact that that based on the definition of a stalker I could only be a stalker of ONE PERSON. But I have been back and forth with many people over the years. Some folks take the Privilege to comment on Guestbook or any site that allows comments way too seriously. It is probably the purest form of 1st Amendment rights that we can enjoy. So am I following Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Butler, or any other person whose name appears on this Guestbook. In reality I am a stalker of ideas. That right is a right guaranteed under our beloved Constitution.

@2. Mr. McIntyre accuses me of being passive aggressive mainly toward ladies. Maybe he needs to read a little more carefully my debate with the people who say there is not a God. That's like saying in Bladen County you can't say the PLEDGE without threat of arrest. If a lady wants to get on social media realizing what is going on in the world today and arm wrestle with the male populous, don't be surprised if multiple "stalkers" appear.

#3. Minion-a follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one. There is some truth to this accusation. I confess that I am a follower of Jesus Christ.

#4. Simpering sycophant-a self seeking servile flatter. Well, for sure I am not a flatterer, if that be true how could I be a stalker. Why would I flatter someone that I am stalking. It just makes no common sense.

#5. Toady-to behave obsequiously to someone important. The word "obsequiously" means to be obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. Guess that means that Mr. McIntyre thinks I post too offend on this site. That may be true. But it still belies the fact that I pay no obedience to anyone but God, His Son, His Spirit, and His word.

#6. Mr. McIntrye says I am a Pharisee. These folks were law laden folks in the Gospels of the New Testament. They had only one characteristic I would dare covet and that is the fact they as a group they believed in the Resurrection of the dead. That is the reason they were PHAR U SEE-play on the word Pharisee.

His last line of his post infringes on my 1st amendment rights. that would be like me going up to a pilot and telling him to quit flying. I have no right to do that just as Mr. McIntyre has no right to tell anyone to quit discussing public officials and their actions.

As can see, I have been labeled as being all these things.

Those who know the worth of prayer in our beautiful county, please remember those who know not Jesus Christ as their Savour, those of us who do, our county, our state, our nation, and all those who have been elected and appointed to positions of leadership.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/24/2020 at 9:40 pm:
es Herb Poe McIntyre
Comments will be based on things Mr. McIntyre called me on his 1/24/2020 at one specfic10:47 a.m.

#1. Stalker-usually means a person who follows one specific individual obsessively.

Mr. McIntyre says I am a stalker-the thing that his accusation does not address is the fact that that based on the definition of a stalker I could only be a stalker of ONE PERSON. But I have been back and forth with many people over the years. Some folks take the Privilege to comment on Guestbook or any site that allows comments way too seriously. It is probably the purest form of 1st Amendment rights that we can enjoy. So am I following Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Butler, or any other person whose name appears on this Guestbook. In reality I am a stalker of ideas. That right is a right guaranteed under our beloved Constitution.

@2. Mr. McIntyre accuses me of being passive aggressive mainly toward ladies. Maybe he needs to read a little more carefully my debate with the people who say there is not a God. That's like saying in Bladen County you can't say the PLEDGE without threat of arrest. If a lady wants to get on social media realizing what is going on in the world today and arm wrestle with the male populous, don't be surprised if multiple "stalkers" appear.

#3. Minion-a follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one. There is some truth to this accusation. I confess that I am a follower of Jesus Christ.

#4. Simpering sycophant-a self seeking servile flatter. Well, for sure I am not a flatterer, if that be true how could I be a stalker. Why would I flatter someone that I am stalking. It just makes no common sense.

#5. Toady-to behave obsequiously to someone important. The word "obsequiously" means to be obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. Guess that means that Mr. McIntyre thinks I post too offend on this site. That may be true. But it still belies the fact that I pay no obedience to anyone but God, His Son, His Spirit, and His word.

#6. Mr. McIntrye says I am a Pharisee. These folks were law laden folks in the Gospels of the New Testament. They had only one characteristic I would dare covet and that is the fact they as a group they believed in the Resurrection of the dead. That is the reason they were PHAR U SEE-play on the word Pharisee.

His last line of his post infringes on my 1st amendment rights. that would be like me going up to a pilot and telling him to quit flying. I have no right to do that just as Mr. McIntyre has no right to tell anyone to quit discussing public officials and their actions.

As can see, I have been labeled as being all these things.

Those who know the worth of prayer in our beautiful county, please remember those who know not Jesus Christ as their Savour, those of us who do, our county, our state, our nation, and all those who have been elected and appointed to positions of leadership.
;G C Bryan ;G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/24/2020 at 5:13 pm:
Herb Poe McIntyre

These post are coming fast and furious these days. Occasionally even the best reader will miss something. Go back to William Butler Jr. post 2 or 3 back and you will see that he is advocating boycotting not only Bladenonline's advertisers but also the Bladen Journals advertisers. In other words, because he does not live in Bladen County; he seems to care less if all the advertisers on both of these sites were to "go bankrupt". Again, indicating that he refuses to look at what the democrat party stands for today; not when his Dad was his age. It is a terrible thing for a person to care less if his home county goes bankrupt. But that is the philosophy of the "sing it over and over and over again" democrat party of today. Is that desire also?

Pray brothers and sisters pray. Lastly, I was dumbfounded today when of all places the Senate of the United States of America bowed their heads while the Senate Chaplain said the opening prayer and then of all things 100 grown men and women stood and said, i pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. You reckon if the Bladen County commissioners had serve as Sargent of Arms today that the three lady members would had had the 100 Senators removed? Don't think that floats with most Americans, just a few in Bladen County, North Carolina. And you have a great weekend and be sure and go to church this coming Sunday.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/24/2020 at 3:04 pm:
Herb Poe McIntyre,

Bladenonline is Mrs. Charlotte Smith's to do with as she pleases. What you and Billy are saying is to give the freedom of the press. Have either of you checked the various articles she puts on her site. Sounds like you and Billy are saying that if every article she puts her site is of the democrat persuasion; then every thing is A O K. Fortunately for not only Bladen County and North Carolina, but also the United States of America. There are folks right here in Bladen County that believe it or not DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD, DON'T BELIEVE IN OUR CONSTITUTION, DON"T BELIEVE IN THE PLEDGE, and now DONT BELIEVE in a free press.

Pray brothers and sisters pray. Let's all agree to "keep this republic".
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/24/2020 at 1:53 pm:
Herb Poe McIntyre

Are you one of those who when the announcement has made that the PLEDGE will be recited that you have to be begged to stand and appropriately place your hand over your heart, face the flag, and recite the PLEDGE? It was the person who ha,d the floor to ask anyone present to join in the PlEDGE. Many did stand and recite the PLEDGE and that is their right, although to show contempt for our nation, our flag, and the way this nation was built is also the right of those who did not stand. By the same token, no one put a gun to anyone's head that did stand, and did recite, and did show respect to the flag. And no one put a gun to the head of those who did not stand, did recite, and did recite.

I know, I'm beginning to sound like the democrat managers in he Senate by repeating myself on this issue of the PLEDGE. The PLEDGE has been vindicated as the President will be vindicated in just a few more days. What the "3 ladies felt" in their thinking was right, unfortunately for them has proven to wrong thinking. The PLEDGE under no circumstances is a protest. He indeed did have the right to speak and part of his speaking was pledging allegiance to the flag of the United States , which is EXPECTED of everyone present when the PLEDGE is recited.

Wrong again Mr. McIntyre, this is absolutely not a Republican or democrat issue. It is the right of every American issue. All those veterans riding on that float in the M L King parade this past Monday, down to the last verteran would stand you down on that point. Although it is interesting to note that the great majority of those Pledging at the BOE meeting were indeed Unaffiliated or Republican voters and the great majority of those staying seated were of the democrat persuasion. Like you stated, "you now have the right to say the pledge at the beginning of every meeting". Although you addressed this comment to Mrs. Pait, it really is for any citizen of Mother Bladen attending the BOE meetings. We have gotten over it and are ever ready to spend another 15 seconds to recite the PLEDGE again when it is done in our presence.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/24/2020 at 12:56 pm:
GC…
I believe Mr. Butler is saying that it is appropriate to boycott advertisers on BladenOnline because Ms. Charlotte Smith is using her own personal news media as a tool to settle personal vendettas. After all, if you look at the FaceBook site for BladenOnline you will still see the protest carried out by she and her family still pinned to the top of the page. That is some serious anger.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/24/2020 at 11:44 am:
Ms. Pate… You have it confused. Mr. Butler is talking about the response to the 3 ladies who felt that Mr. Daine Smith was disrupting the meeting. Mr. Smith may well have been within his rights to stand and say the Pledge, where he erred was when he turned and involved the rest of the audience in his protest. He had the right to speak, the rest of the audience did not. I am not surprised that Ms. Thompson saw it as disruption. Either way, you now have the right to say the pledge at the beginning of every meeting, as the Republican say “Get Over It!!”
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/24/2020 at 11:23 am:
Mob and now terrorism. All because ordinary citizens of Mother Bladen want the PLEDGE recited at BOE meetings

Why not get to where we do as Jesus would , say what we mean and mean what we say.

Billy out of your own mouth, you said you were going to start honoring one of you Dad's things that meant a lot to him, and he taught you and if he taught you he surely taught your brother and sisters. The 24 hour rule. You are improving but you missed the mark by about 3 hours or so. Perhaps some praying and and Bible reading would have gotten you to the 24 hour rule.

Then you change "terrorism" for betrayal of your word. You yourself have stated how much Mr. Robert Hester's daily article "Thoughts While Shaving" means so much to you and his Mom's Sunday School teaching ability meant so much to you over at Zion Hill Baptist Church as child into your teenage years.

Then you say and I quote, "We as good citizens must stop this. I choose not to buy from anyone who advertises on Bladen online or the Bladen Journal, how about you?" Don't know anything about Mr. Robert Hester's connection with Bladenonline currently other than he write a daily column on this newspaper that you choose not to support but love to read and take advantage of it's GREAT subscription rate FREE and you are burning up Guestbook. Come on Billy, what your Dad say? He and Mr. Robert may have served on the County Commissioner board years ago together as fellow commisioners; I do know they both served in that capacity. Your family probably took advantage of one of the things that Star Telephone Membership offer. He is still connected with that business that ADVERTISES on this site. Of course, being up in Charlotte with connection still in Bladen, you probably do not even stop to read who advertises on this site. Some of the most civic minded people in this county that love this county and have done much more for it than you and I have ever done advertise on this site.

GET REAL Billy. Terrorism, mob, advocating hurting the news media sources in Mother Bladen. You certainly are no William Butler Sr.
You are William (Billy) Butler Jr. as I myself am a Jr.; you nor I will ever live up to the status of our seniors. Basically, the likes of Mrs. Myrtle Hester, Robert Hester, Will Pait, Sallie Pait, William Butler Sr., Louise Pait Butler, Frank and Mittie Hester, Carson and Alma Hester Bryan, etc, are getting as the old country saying goes, "scarce as hens teeth". I still say one of the biggest problems that current day democrats have is that they refuse to look at what the party stands for versus what it stood for years ago when many of these people I mentioned above were members of that party.

We are either going to improve our current status or we are going to continue going headlong into the abyss by living in the past with archaic political beliefs. Personally, I choose to be proud of the current day Republican Party and go forward. And I choose to be proud of Bladen County and its people, our news sources Bladenonline and Bladen Journal. When you do hear of a mob situation in Bladen or an act of terrorism be sure and let Charlotte Smith at Bladenonline or Alan Wooten at the Bladen Journal know; I'm sure they will get someone out there to cover it. Since you live up in Charlotte; I don't think you not supporting a Bladen County business is going to make one iota of difference in the finances of either of our news sources.

Lastly William Butler Jr., please try harder to live up to the status of your Dad as I do mine. Prayer brothers and sisters Pray.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 01/24/2020 at 10:47 am:
When the people who are seeing their community representatives terrorized realize that after businesses go bankrupt due to their support of these two newspapers who are nurturing this terrorism the Banks will be selling their property for pennies on the dollar and that they can get minority funding and funding for starting a business in an economically distressed area such as Bladen they will be apt to show which is more powerful, the Press or the Purse.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/24/2020 at 10:30 am:
es GC… I do think you are a stalker. If you are stalking me then it does not frighten me, but mostly I think that you like to point your pathetic passive aggressiveness at the Ladies. I have even heard that you have a written record in this regard. But mostly I just think of you as a Minion, a simpering sycophant, a toady doing obeisance to his political masters, an old Pharisee. That pretty well sums it up…. You did ask. Now…. Leave those three ladies alone.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/24/2020 at 9:45 am:
OK Ms. Pate… I will try to be clearer. Let me put it this way. If a school bus on Sunday afternoon rolls by, full of black church goers, it is a pretty good bet that the majority of them are not supporters of Donald Trump. Perhaps I am wrong.
Leslie Pate Leslie Pate from White Lake wrote on 01/24/2020 at 9:34 am:
The unlawful use of violence and intimidation especially against civilians in the pursuit of Political aims.
Terrorism?????? Seriously????? Mr. Butler has lost his mind. Since when has saying the Pledge of Allegiance been violent or intimidating. If someone is intimidated by an oath of being loyal to their country we need to dig deeper into why they feel intimidated. Perhaps they have mental problems such as paranoia and need help. Maybe they are loyal to another country or just hate America and fear the truth will come out. If they feel intimidated by the pledge imagine how scared they would feel if someone really threatened them.
Please tell us how saying the pledge shows "extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial or environmental nature". You can't make this stuff up!!!!! Clearly people all over the country feel that threatening to arrest people for saying the pledge is an extreme behavior of the liberal left. Argue all you want, but the fact is that it made national news and people all over the country are getting a good laugh over the liberal antics in Bladen County LOL!
Brad Dowless Brad Dowless from Dublin wrote on 01/24/2020 at 8:45 am:
I skimmed over this entire guestbook this morning and was really disheartened by all of the hate that is here. There were a few good things, but it amounted to maybe 1% of the content. I left Bladen County at 20 years old back in 1998. I recently returned with my family in 2017. I have lived in many places and have visited many places around the world. We decided to move here because of family, the weather, and the small town life. Every place has problems, but it is what people do about those problems that sets it apart. We need to generate more opportunities through new industry. We need better training for our young people through trade schools. Higher education is just not for everyone so we need to promote learned trades such as plumbers, welders, electricians, etc.. Most importantly we have wonderful platforms such as social media and this guestbook. I wish we could use those in a more productive manner such as providing job postings, opportunities for community service, and in general praise for our community members who are doing good. I really feel bad for the person who has to read these comments for approval. How are you not angry with the world?

When I was a teenager I worked with and went to school with Jennifer Popynick. So I was delighted to see that she is serving her community well with her outstanding police work. There are many other officers in the county that leave home every day, and do not know if they will come home. I salute you all for your work.

There are so many good things that are happening if we could all just pay attention to those a bit more. Sure we have to tackle the issues, such as election fraud, environmental pollution, etc.. However, when you write your comments, please take some time to reflect. Ask yourself, "Does this really help to solve the problem that I am addressing?" By continuing to bicker back and forth you are really only hurting yourselves by creating unnecessary stress. I wish you all a great day!
WILLIAM BUTLER WILLIAM BUTLER from CHARLOTTE wrote on 01/24/2020 at 6:47 am:
Terrorism: The unlawful use of violence and intimidation especially against civilians in the pursuit of Political aims.

Domestic Terrorism: An act "perpetuated" by individuals and/or groups inspired by or associated with primarily U.S.-based movements that espouse extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial or environmental nature.
(merium - webster)

We as good citizens must stop this . I choose not to buy from anyone who advertises on Bladen online or the Bladen Journal, how about you ?
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 01/23/2020 at 10:53 pm:
It is obvious now that stating the Pledge of Allegiance is not what the people who are perpetuating this " Terrorism " wanted at all. These fine Ladies who are simply serving our country.

Yes, this a Group with the intent to terrorize them for political purposes. Now racism's ugly snakelike head has risen into plain sight.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/23/2020 at 10:15 pm:
Liberty Council seems to be quite group. I have entertained myself this evening by looking up cases they have been involved in. Here is my favorite:

“Liberty Counsel threatened legal action against a public library in Jacksonville, Florida after the library held a party that featured readings from Harry Potter books and distributed "Hogwarts' Certificate of Accomplishment" to the children who attended.
Staver said, "Witchcraft is a religion, and the certificate of witchcraft endorsed a particular religion in violation of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause."

I am not sure that this is a serious organization. It seems like they have also been recently labeled a “Hate Group”. Don’t worry too much Ms. Thompson.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/23/2020 at 9:42 pm:
So the Liberty Counsel is threatening legal action against Ms. Louella Thompson? That is usually what those lawyer letters mean.

Who is this Liberty Counsel? Isn’t this a married couple who run an organization known for advocating for Anti-Gay Legislation. I did just take a look at their website which strikes me as Right of Right in terms of political organization. On second thought it sounds more like a far Right Religious Organization.

Anyway, I wish they would leave Ms. Louella alone. She is doing the best she can.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/23/2020 at 9:32 pm:
I'm praying, but I'm also "reading". "a G C Bryan has played a big part in it".

If what has been written about me in the post that the quote a bove comes from, then I guess i have been harrassing and stalking all the others that I have debated with on this and other sites, to include William Butler and Herb McIntyre.
There again, you think it all, has been and still is about you; that is not right and it is a non- truth. See Richard, praying is already paying off; sometimes the Lord answers very quickly. Remember, those residence of Mother Bladen who know the worth of prayer; pray brothers and sisters pray.
Leslie Pate Leslie Pate from White Lake wrote on 01/23/2020 at 9:21 pm:
Mr. McIntyre, what do you mean by your statement that " This is truly a Red County….. unless….. Black people get interested and turn out at poles."? Why do you assume black people are always democrats? There are quite a few black people who would be highly offended by that statement and we all know you strive not to offend anyone. Dr. Ben Carson, Candace Owens, and Thomas Sowell are a few of my favorites. Republican values such as lowering the debt, bringing jobs back to America, ending illegal immigration, supporting gun rights, and capitalism have absolutely nothing to do with race.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/23/2020 at 9:10 pm:
God works in mysterious ways. We already have folks apologizing. We have people other than the "pure politician" asking folks to pray and pray themselves. Our responsibility is to tell them "or catch them" He will do the saving and cleaning. Let's join the gospel singer Michael Combs, when he would leave the house to witness to a lost person; he would just put a notice on the door stating "Gone Fishing". A song with that thought was written and if I make no mistake, it became a million seller for him. There certain are more people in Mother Bladen who know nothing of about the Lord than there are fishing holes, ponds, or rivers. Let all of be found "fishing" for lost souls. Thanks you Richard Smith for reminding us to pray.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/23/2020 at 8:04 pm:
Mr. Smith,

I agree with you. I will gladly avoid this site like the plague it is if the posters on this site stick to their personal opinions about me and stop telling blatant lies.

I am not going to sit quietly anymore while absolute lies are printed on this site.

Not on the "news" page or on this "guestbook".

If it means losing a job that I never wanted in the first place I am okay with that.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/23/2020 at 8:01 pm:
GC..
When you give up the right to express yourself on any media you are giving up your 1st amendment rights.

No I do not have a reading comprehension problem, do you?
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/23/2020 at 7:15 pm:
Brian,

I know you can read.

So can I.
Richard Smith Richard Smith from Garland wrote on 01/23/2020 at 5:59 pm:
The best thing everyone can do is stop and consider each other and pray for all of the lost souls in our county Politics will destroy life long friend ships and that is the last thing we need in Bladen cty!
Brian Hehl Brian Hehl from Dublin wrote on 01/23/2020 at 5:22 pm:
"And be sure to tell Brian Hehl I said hello."

I can read.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/23/2020 at 12:24 pm:
Mr. McIntyre,

The three women on our board all have no desire to be politicians or political operatives. We were all hesitant to agree to our appointments, especially because we knew what the previous Democrats had endured as board members.

But even they are shocked at the treatment we have received and how much we have accomplished despite the way we have and are being treated.

I might have to sacrifice my seat on the board to do it, but I am determined that the other two women in this board will not have to continue to endure the disrespect and harassment that we have been experiencing

And a GC Bryan has played a big part in it. I seriously doubt he EVER attended a meeting of the BOE until we were appointed. It is just a continuation of the online stalking and harassment I have experienced from him for years. He has a serious problem.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/23/2020 at 11:35 am:
Ms. Sheppard,

I am amazed at the environment you guys are subjected to. It appears that many people feel they are involved in a struggle for power rather than a simple, honest desire to carry out a corruption free election. Extreme partisanship is such an ugly beast. I would not last a day with people like that. I am such a poor politician.

They appear to just be taking turns filing complaints with the SBOE. If the number of complaints is all it takes then there must be something systemic wrong. If the Governor thinks that he can appoint a Democratic board in this county with no friction then he is mistaken. This is truly a Red County….. unless….. Black people get interested and turn out at poles. The last time this County went Blue I felt that “Souls to the Poles” had a huge impact. At least I never saw so many Church Buses pass by on the way to vote. The R Party must be fighting that one hard.

It looks like the SBOE has it own power struggle going on. The Governor has his work cut out for him. I use to be able to get along fine with the old time Republican, but this new mean sneaky Republican is too distasteful for me to deal with. I wish you luck.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/23/2020 at 11:21 am:
Herb Poe McIntyre,
Do you have a reading comprehension problem? No where in my postings have I said that BOE members must give up any constitutional rights, especially the 1st or 2nd. What I have stated is that the NCBOE has constantly admonished BOE members to avoid getting on social media. As you can see, that seems to have been disregarded by at least one member of the Bladen board. Doesn't it seem sort of odd to you that just one of the five is constantly on this site while 3 of the 5 members have not been seen any site that I have read and one has been on social media at least once making fun of the President of the US. "STAY AWAY FROM SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE CRY FROM THE SBOE to ALL members of election boards in NC. It may be some type of medical condition that causes this one member to constantly stay on social media. I do not know. When you were in the education sector of the work force, were there certain things you could do and could not do? Did you go right out and begin to do those things you were told not to do? Judging from what I have heard about you and from you on this site, I seriously doubt you did that. It is reading and hearing comprehension Mr. McIntyre.

As for the BOE member.

Now you are getting on this site and posting things against fellow board members. If I was a betting man, which I am not; I would think it would be a sure bet that BOE members should not be on social media lashing out at fellow board members. Go back and look at the things you have said in the context of when they occurred. If you think you are the only board member that can have part in the discussion of things before the board, you are absolutely wrong. You have questioned, is so and so kin to so and so and why you thought they should not serve because of that kinship. Yet, you turn right around right around when the two Republican members ask the same things and you call it "harrassment". These things should not be.
Sally Bryan Sally Bryan from Tar Heel wrote on 01/23/2020 at 8:15 am:
Sally Bryan
Bryans Millpond, NC

For anyone affected by GenX and wellwater contamination, there is a wonderful group on Facebook to join. Grays Creek Residents United Against PFAS. In Our Well & Rivers.

There is a wealth of information concerning contact persons and phone numbers to call. The members share their stories about testing, filtration systems, frustrations, health issues, and any concerns. There is information concerning lawyers representing those affected in class action lawsuits. It is an eduaction within itself.

I am a member and joining is most beneficial in answering so many questions and concerns. It has pointed me into the right direction for testing, etc. I am thankful for this proactive group that is fighting big brother.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/22/2020 at 7:45 pm:
And I wanted to add this- when I complained about the disrespect these two Republicans showed our chair, Republican #2 smirked at me and told me if I didn't like it I could "file a complaint with the state board."

That is typical of what we have endured for 9 months.

So yes, Charlotte Smith can whine about what I said to those two in private if she wants to, and file all the complaints she wants about me referring to this site as a "newspaper" and being rude to one of these men, and being biased against white supremacists, and not wanting to recite a false oath.

But she cannot show any case where I was incompetent in my duties as a board member.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/22/2020 at 6:24 pm:
Mr. McIntyre,

That is my interpretation as well, but I would imagine they might consider that this will be the 3rd complaint filed.

I believe this has been a campaign of harassment from the beginning of our service.

On the first day a Republican was seated on the board he publicly accused our chair of nepotism because she and the interim director (an employee for five years prior to our appointment) had the same MIDDLE NAME.

He also stated in an open meeting that he objected to my husband being a volunteer for the Democratic Party because I might "tell him something". Yet he had NO objection to McCrae Dowless's relative serving in the same position with the Republican Party.

He objected to my brother serving as an assistant at a polling place because he was related to a board member. When we took office, the list of 51 election judges included at least 16 members of one family, all relatives of a previous board member when they were appointed.

When the second Republican was appointed it got even worse. He regularly talked over and interrupted the chair, treating her with disgraceful disrespect, culminating in the events of last week's meeting.

And that was just from the Republican board members.

The incorrect reporting of our local "news sites" , the interference from another elected board,, the constant comments from GC Bryan on this site and in our meetings, the personal vendetta of Charlotte Smith using this "news site" as her bullhorn, the trumped up complaints using fake Facebook posts and altered comments, etc. etc. etc.

If my public comments cost me my position on the board, it will be well worth it to publicize the horrible treatment my Democratic colleagues and I have endured just because we will not go along with the wrongdoing of the past and will not compromise our moral beliefs.

But my comments are "embarrassing" to Bladen County.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/22/2020 at 3:23 pm:
How a person interprets what they read, is up to that person. Don't recall at anytime stating that people on the BOE are having "nightmares" about anything. Show where you found this tidbit of information sure hope it wasn't on Facebook. I do recall ending several of my post that God would bless the BOE and Mother Bladen.

As the Chevy Chase character exclaimed on the Christmas Vacation movie, "how could it get any worse". Agreeing to recite the PLEDGE, which again, takes only about FIFTEEN seconds to recite; would have solved that matter. Some decided it was not important to recite it, the Governor of North Carolina said it should be recited before every BOE meeting; the leader in Raleigh echoed those same sentiments with a little stronger language and recommendations. The people of Mother Bladen are still commenting about it and my prayer is that it may ever be so when anyone is threatened with arrest if they say the PLEDGE. May God bless the BOE as they and the public attending the meeting rise to their feet respectfully recite I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO
THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL and that liberty and justice applies to members of the BOE.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/22/2020 at 1:10 pm:
Ms. Patsy Sheppard,
As I understand it, the SBOE requires you not to publicly support particular candidates for office. And possibly not publicly support individual political parties. I have not seen you doing either of these.

GC and others seem to be saying that BCBOE members give up their 1st Amendment rights. If this is true, I find it hard to understand why anyone would be willing to serve on the BCBOE.
John Jenkins John Jenkins from Robco wrote on 01/22/2020 at 12:44 pm:
I'd just like to know what happened to that dude Jason and his screaming case of herpes...
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 01/22/2020 at 10:24 am:
correction: Mrs. Sheppard told Mr. MckIntyre that she WISHED she had more patience like Him.

I also forgot to mention what Mr. Robert wrote about keeping one's words short and soft because you might be eating them someday.

One of the reasons I and many dislike Trump so much is that He has ZERO Empathy for anyone and has never apologized for anyone...
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 01/22/2020 at 10:16 am:
GC Bryan,
I want to apologize for lashing out at you and for some of the things I said about and to you. One of the memorable things that Daddy said to me was when we're mad or upset at somebody please think about your response for at least 24 hours before saying harsh things to and toward others.

None of us likes being TOLD to or FORCED to do something. A good salesperson sells more widgets when their Customer is Sold, not Told. I think in this BOE Pledge of Allegiance issue the Board Members just weren't Sold. I have always had a soft spot for people who are being pushed around and act accordingly. I may be too Empathetic (if there is such a thing) at times. Empathy means to put yourself in somebody else's shoes.

There is a wonderful song by Paul Thorn titled "I might be wrong" , it's on YouTube. Paul Thorn is a unique Guy. He once fought Roberto Duran. He also has a song titled " I don't like half the people I Love". His sense of Humor is awesome. I saw where Mrs. Sheppard told Mr. MckIntyre that he had the patience of Job and She had more patience. I wrote the other day that I wish I was more like her in that She would immediately defend Herself when offended. We all have things we wish we were better at. So I'll be more Empathic in the future and try to follow Daddy's 24 hour suggestion. I miss my Daddy sooo much and was impressed with all the kind things said about Him and My Momma. I want to be more like them. Check out Paul Thorn's tunes, I think you'll like them...
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/22/2020 at 9:46 am:
My Goodness GC,
You can type the most and say the least of anyone I have ever read. I suppose it is a talent. But none of what you say changes my opinion. You still remind me of the old Pharisee standing on the corner loudly testifying to his own goodness.

This Blog with it’s intermittent releases of messages, the Herpes ads, love potions, and Voodoo curses is too confusing for intelligent exchanges. It’s all yours GC, have at it!
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/22/2020 at 9:27 am:
I agree that this is a disgrace to Bladen County. Every bit of it.

And it is about to get much worse.

Sally Bryan says this site is being monitored by the state board. I hope it is, and I hope they look back at the campaign that has been waged against our board members since the day we took office in an effort to interfere with our important job.

I wonder if either of you were "embarrassed" by the election fraud in Bladen County that made news nation wide?

Or if you give 2 cents that people in our county are being poisoned by toxic chemicals?

But you are "embarrassed" because I won't let Sally Bryan tell blatant lies and will stand up to Charlotte Smith for my constitutional and religious rights?

GC and Sally Bryan seem to think that I have a "nightmare" of being removed from the board.

I might very well be removed for posting on this site to defend myself. But it will be MORE than worth it to see Charlotte Smith in front of the state board, under oath, testifying about the illegal and unethical efforts to interfere with a sworn and appointed board of public officials that she has been involved in and EXACTLY who else participated.

The worst that will happen to me is that I will get to sit on the other side of the table with Rev. Larry Hayes, looking at three good Democrats make elections free and fair for the first time in decades in Bladen County.

And I will no longer be restricted as to what I can say or do politically. Believe me, after 9 months of looking what has gone on in politics and elections in Bladen County over the last few years, there is PLENTY I am anxious to say.

There is much for Bladen County to be embarrassed about in this situation, and if you think my comments are the worst of it, then all I can tell you is that you don't have to read them.

According to Sally, more people are on Facebook than this site anyway. So maybe you should tell her to stop reposting every comment I make so you won't be "embarrassed" by them.
Jan Thomas Jan Thomas from Elizabethtown wrote on 01/22/2020 at 8:58 am:
It has been a long time since I have looked at the Guestbook, but I find it true that some things never change. I thought a Guestbook was for people who were new or passing through to make comments on what they thought about the on line newspaper. What I’m reading should be on an opinion page. Maybe the owner could consider that as a possibility for the future. I do find what is called the Guestbook a great embarrassment to our county. All this personal back and forth stuff really should embarrass the ones who are participating. I’m sure any stranger to our county is probably getting a good laugh off of the melodrama played out amongst these folks. Yep, some things just never change.
Sherry Smith Sherry Smith from Bladenboro wrote on 01/21/2020 at 11:20 pm:
Personally, I am disgusted and appalled by Patsy Sheppard's childish and immature behavior. She is not a patriotic American and has no business representing ANYONE in any public forum. Unless, of course, she's a communist! I personally know Sally Bryan and I am fully convinced Patsy Is running scared because her nasty truth has been brought to the surface and she's grasping at straws to deflect attention from her traitorous self. #IftheshoefitsPatsy.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/21/2020 at 10:49 pm:
Mr. McIntyre,

You have the patience of Job. I admire that about you and wish I were more like you in that regard.

You would make an excellent board of elections member. I know that GC is hoping there will soon be some openings🤓
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/21/2020 at 10:26 pm:
I think that community dinner comparison is interesting, but not quite true to the situation.

Let's say there are five employees required to attend a business dinner, and other people may or may not show up.

There are two options to choose from, but all five guests must agree on one of the options. One of the options is steak, and the other option is vegetable lasagna. Three of the diners are vegetarian.

Which should they choose?
,G C Bryan ,G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/21/2020 at 9:33 pm:
Thank you Mr. Herb McIntyre for giving Mother Bladen what she has been looking for since politics came into existence, "a pure politician". That is an interesting combination even it came from an educated person. To be pure one has to be untainted and perfectly clean. Those are high compliments coming from you. I'm sure the BOE member will communicate with you behind the scenes about such a high recommendation of G C Bryan. Of course, both of them are lies. I am not perfectly clean only in the eyes of Jesus, because H e has forgiven me of my sins. You might want to reference the 51 Psalm for someone who was forgiven of his sins. None of what you ever write about me could not be the truth because in your own words, "I do not know Mr. G C Bryan".

So the when you were struck by whoever that caused you to start seeing stars, and caused you to start seeing a person "as anything but a truth seeker". Your lie in this instance does have a measure of truth. I HAVE FOUND THE TRUTH and His name is JESUS. However, I continue to seek daily His Council on the truths of His Word. Have found an excellent time to do this is when one wakes up from sleep in the early hours of the morning.

I only have one Master, His name is Jesus. In fact, there are not many masters for a person can not severe many , ONLY ONE; man can not serve God and mammon.

Another lie, "the truth is not in him". Haven't been informed of Him having gone anywhere; in fact, one of the great promises in the BIBLE is the one that assures a believer He will never leave a believer but will be with the believer until the end. Don't lie about the Holy Spirit of God as He relates to where He is in reference to a Christian.

Another lie, find one person who has ever seen me wrapped in the American flag. I respect it much more than to ever allow that. The closest I will ever get to that is when my human tabenacle is laid before the altar of the church I attend with the flag drapped over my casket and a short time later that folded flag will be presented to my widow.

Here is the closest you came to telling the truth, "carrying a BIBLE". Would to God that more people could be seen carry the BIBLE. In fact, three times each week in a worship service I write down on its pages items that identify the sermon preached in those services. It is so precious to me and it grows more so the older I get. When I have the Bible in my arms I believe, it is just like when Mary was carry her virgin born baby son Jesus in her arms. "The B-I-B-L-E, yes that's the book for me, I stand alone on the Word of God, the B-I-B-L-E. Again, watch how you address the Word of God; no one has ever seen me covered in the American flag carrying the Bible. I have carried the American flag, and I have carried the Bible. But I have never carried the Bible while being "wrapped in a flag".

Anytime a poster brings the Bible into a debate on basically any site, the anti-Bible crowd will show up. That is your privilege. The Bible can take it, I can take it, can you take what is in the future of the human race when the fire falls? I like to watch oaters(western for us country boys). One especially, Tombstone, because it does have references to things in the BIBLE. Toward the end of it, The Wyatt Earp character says, "tell them I'm coming and hell is coming with me". Mr. McIntyre, the end is coming.

As far as these three ladies are concerned, with no doubt about it they could not have envisioned being embroiled in such affairs as they have found themselves. Ms. Belle is the only one who has not been as deeply involved as the others. I'll give her credit, she has taken the admonishment by the SBOE to stay away from social media. She did vote against adding the the PLEDGE to the agenda when I high hopes she would vote with the two Republicans to put it on the agenda and do away with this matter. That did not happen, but more prudent heads up the political line prevailed and it will be added to the agenda. How I and I believe most of Bladen County voters were hoping that would be the end of this matter. Sometimes when people are hurt and wrongfully done and things are done in public meetings in "closed session" that should not be done and verified they were done back in public session; it proves that BOE members are not the only ones who know the law and members of the public who do are willing to call the BOE members on those laws.

God bless Bladen citizens on both sides of the river, God bless the BOE to get on with the voters business, God bless the state of Norrth Carolina, God bless the United States of America, God bless all our elected and appointed officials, and God bless us all with a good night rest. If however, you do awake at maybe 3 or4 am, don't forget to read some in the Bible and to pray brothers and sisters pray.
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 01/21/2020 at 9:05 pm:
Mr. Robert, one more that applies to North Carolina Politics.
Make organizations like ALEC open to the Press and stop their Scholarships to Legislators.

Check out the Video of "ALEC exposed" on YouTube.
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 01/21/2020 at 9:01 pm:
Mr. Robert, to answer your question about one change that I would make to Government would be : Actually 3

1. Limit sub committee chairmanships in Washington to 2 years. These old Goats can control what Bills get to the Floor forever, which is open Season for corruption.
2. Repeal Citizens United so there is a check on the amount of money businesses can give to Campaigns.
3. Ban Legislators from becoming Lobbyist after leaving office.
Michael McDaniel Michael McDaniel from Dublin wrote on 01/21/2020 at 8:03 pm:
Herb,
Yes, hard to believe from bees to Vet, but I know you are proud of Matt. If he was closer, he would definitely be my vet,
Now, we need to have everyone else on here have civilized conversations.
Mike
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/21/2020 at 7:22 pm:
Sally,

I just got your little "third nightmare" threat.

How cute.

There is an old Irish proverb that says that anything you wish on another will come back to you times 5.

Charlotte Smith's complaint is that I called Bladenonline a newspaper, I was rude to somebody, I did not see her at a meeting, I discussed a legal matter in a closed session to discuss personal matters, and I am "bias".

I think I can survive her blistering allegations.
Newby Newby from Bladen County wrote on 01/21/2020 at 7:15 pm:
Let’s say I love Brussels sprouts and I’m on a committee that is planning a community dinner. Let’s also say that I hate string beans. Now I know that the people who will be eating this dinner hate sprouts and love string beans. As a person chosen by the people to be on this committee, should I pick Brussels sprouts or string beans? Should I make everyone unhappy with my choice or be a good representative and personally refrain from eating the green beans? I think most of us know the right choice, but more and more often we have people making choices for us based on their own interests.
I applaud everyone who is ready to stand up for what they believe in. I fear it's past time, maybe even too late, but better late than never. Though I am woefully ignorant of the history that seems to be an affront to three of our BOE members, I respect our Flag and Pledge of Allegiance to it for what it means to me. The words of the Lee Greenwood song sum it up perfectly "cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away". I respect every person's right to do as they feel lead as I believe there's a final judgment for our actions, but I'd rather have the option to choose.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/21/2020 at 7:12 pm:
Also Sally,

Although you probably will not believe it because it isn't on Facebook, there was no threat to arrest anybody for saying the Pledge. The chairwoman said that it was against the law to disrupt a meeting and that any future disruptions would lead to arrest. The pledge was not mentioned anywhere in her closing remarks.

The official recording of the meeting shows that. The Charlotte Smith edited version probably does not.

By all means come to a board meeting and say the Pledge at 5:00 pm. Just don't disrupt the meeting to do it.

The trust of you and your Facebook friends really is not of great concern to me. I don't trust you or anyone else who reads and writes the stuff you repeat.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/21/2020 at 7:01 pm:
Sally,

I should have said, " I was just notified that someone calling themself Sally Bryan is copying all my posts and using them in a fake Facebook account they are creating in my name."

I am sorry I assumed Sally Bryan was you.

Even though I have no proof it was not you.

I must have missed all those apologies you gave me for falsely saying I use Facebook, falsely saying that I said anyone who recites the Pledge is a white supremicist, insinuating that my husband lied, falsely saying my husband is lawsuit happy, falsely saying my husband cochairs the board, etc. etc. etc.

It seems you do not hold yourself to the same standard of honesty that you try to hold me too.

I guess I have no credibility to you because I am not on Facebook.

Nor do I ever plan to be.

Apparently it makes some people insane.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/21/2020 at 6:17 pm:
GC….

As usual I have no idea what you are talking about. The best way to do these things is for you to:

1) State the issue (succinctly) (Just calling someone a liar is not sufficient, it makes you look “Triggered”)
2) State why the issue is true or not true.
3) wait for a response

It is not necessary for me to know you personally. I read what your write. I try to understand what you write. I believe it is a pretty good window into your soul. You can easily draw an opinion on one by reading what they write.
Sally Bryan Sally Bryan from Tar Heel wrote on 01/21/2020 at 6:00 pm:
To Patsy Sheppard.
I respectfully remind you of this accusation.

Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/20/2020 at 10:44 pm:
I was just notified that Sally Bryan is copying all my posts and using them on a fake Facebook account that she is creating in my name. Which is illegal.
Sally Bryan Sally Bryan from Tar Heel wrote on 01/21/2020 at 5:36 pm:
To Ms. Sheppard

You still want to blame me for a false Facebook account and suggest that I enabled them by my paste and copy. Where is an apology for accusing me of this? You did accuse me . It's right here on the guestbook for all to see. You just couldn't wait for the entity doing surveillance and monitoring to give you the truth. Yes, you said I had created a Facebook account falsely and illegally using your name. Even I know ipo address don't lie. But you jumped the gun. You wanted to believe I did that. And that Ron Taylor and Charlotte Smith are paying me. Yes, you said that more than once. And then insinuate I need to be under investigation.

Anything I wrote came from google, Bladen Journal, Bladenonline, and Bing. You have a problem with that, take it up with someone else. Let's just see how well you want to serve your county. Extend that hand and tell , we the people, just how wrong you got everything. People have a right to know what is going on and how low you will stoop to exonerate yourself. And you think this is over. Your third nightmare will soon begin. All of your own wrong doing. Don't blame me.

I could care less if you ever say the pledge of allegiance. But I care when I am arrested if I do say it. What were you thinking? Many of us will never trust you again.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/21/2020 at 5:15 pm:
Sally,

You might want to look up the word "respectfully" before you misuse it again.

Just a suggestion.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/21/2020 at 3:14 pm:
Mr. Herb McIntyre,

I had a real good response to your last post that had so many lies in it about me that it is pathetic. Needless to say, to shorten it up; as you stated, you do not know me, Therefore, your entire post was one big lie and it i a waste of time to debate a liar. Look at your post once again, for I can assure you, people
who do know me and they two know you have turned into a liar liar like your friend on the BOE. One last thing from that BIBLE you accuse me of "carrying". Romans 3:4 ...let God be true, EVERY man a liar... Just wanted to capitalize every because a lot of people think they are above lying. It is something for sure that good people do not make a habit of, but we all do it from time time. Why, because that Bible I carry says so. God help you.

By way, most pastors do not carry loaded weapons into the pulpit; you might want to check him out if yours does

Just learned , third time coming same two will have to appear.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/21/2020 at 3:13 pm:
Mike McDaniel,
If you say Ms. Sally Bryan is a nice lady then she must be. My big reservations are:

1) I disagree with the over-ruling of a democratically appointed board’s agenda by an unelected, unappointed group.

2) I doubt the sincerity of their objections as the previously appointed Republican Board never used the pledge of allegiance in their meetings.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/21/2020 at 2:43 pm:
Sally,

From your posts I assume your Facebook account is still active. The one I was describing was removed late last night.

It appears a fake account was created in my name and used to create some posts. Somebody obviously read our exchange on here and tried to exploit it by using your name. The fact that you used those cut and pastes probably made it easy to create the fake posts.

A private security company generously offered to provide this service at no cost as a service temporarily. Many threats have been made online. Some groups and individuals were flagged for threats or large number of posts about board members.

Again, you have the right to cut and paste whatever you want. My concern is that some of the cut and pastes that were used in the two previous complaints had been dishonestly edited.

I do not think I am untouchable. I know that I have obeyed the law and upheld my oath of office. If I violate either I fully expect to face consequences.

The fact that you disagree with me or don't like me or whatever your reason for the things you are doing does not make me ineligible to serve in the position I was appointed.

I want to remind you that many of the things you said I have done are just not true. But you believed them and repeated them.

I have stated my suspicions, but I have not claimed them as fact. You claimed absolute falsehoods as truth.

I will agree with you on one point however- the information on Facebook probably is just as factual as on this site.

Since you like to post about this so much, why not attend a board meeting for yourself? Or view the official recordings of our past meetings before you repeat things that are not true? The truth of what I have said and done as a board member are easy to find if you just look. But you will not find it on Facebook or on this site unless you ask me. Just ask me if something is true before you post it. I will not ask you to accept my word without telling you how to verify the truth.

I hope we really are done this time, as this is really not worth you getting upset about..
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/21/2020 at 2:28 pm:
Ms. Sally Bryant,
Since you state that you can back up any statement that you have made, I wonder if you would take a moment and point out the source of your statement in which you said that Ms. Sheppard stated that people who say the Pledge of Allegiance are White Supremacists. I must have missed that one.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/21/2020 at 2:01 pm:
Mike McDaniel,
Bellamy was a White Supremacist, he believed in the superiority of Anglo Saxon blood. It may sound strange but I suppose it is possible that he was not a believer in racial discrimination. In my opinion he was a bit of a strange fellow with opinions all over the place. What was the source of your information about his leaving his FL church over racial discrimination. I have not found a verifiable source for this information yet, but I have had it pointed out to me by several people.

Matthew wants you to bring him your dogs and cats so he can check them out. Strange how keeping bees can lead to Veterinary Medicine...LOL
Sally Bryan Sally Bryan from Tar Heel wrote on 01/21/2020 at 12:29 pm:
Respectfully Ms. Sheppard, getting information, factual or unfactual from Facebook is the same as getting factual information from Bladenonline guestbook. You write unfactual information here about me and others. Until it is proven, it is not a fact. Taking money and creating a false Facebook account, where is your proof? You know these things for a fact? No. They are lies and gossip. No lies here on this media? You grasp at straws to discredit anything that exposes you. If you do not have an account, how would you know? You don't. It's speculation on your part. Ha, a petition to sign against you on Facebook, that sure is not gossip. An obituary concerning you mom's death on Facebook, gossip? Not everyone is a liar. An earthquake or fires in Australia, gossip? You try so hard to make my posts on Facebook seem to be false, unfactual, posted on a false account you accused me of creating, you know everyone sees right through you. What I copied and pasted from your comments are not true? Check them word for word. They aren't altered as you would have others believe. Here are untruths. Your accusation that I am being paid to post comments about you. That I have created a false account. That I have altered your comments. That I am in cahoots with others in some grand conspiracy. We all know those are lies you made up to discredit me, to make me look like a liar, when it is really you that is the liar. Keep on. As I understand it, the State Board of Elections is really monitoring this website as well as Facebook. Not untrue. Matthew is the gentleman I spoke with this morning there. They are aware of this activity. You want to call me a liar? I can refute you forever as you vainly attack over and over. God bless.
Michael McDaniel Michael McDaniel from Dublin wrote on 01/21/2020 at 12:10 pm:
Herb,
Yep I did a little research on him and found out he left his church because he felt it was racist.
Chances are as he got older his views might have changed as they do with most people.
Matt reminder me of the sandwiches (chicken or turkey and cole slaw). Unique combination, however I did enjoy them.
I wish more people could have civilized conversations on here like you and I.
BTW, unless I am totally mistaken Ms Sally did not make up any of the post I read. I seem to recall reading most of them on here before. Ms Sally is a good person and I can vouch for her being real and (to the best of my knowledge) has never taken a dime from Ron. Anyone that knows Ron knows he isn’t going to part with his money over something like this.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/21/2020 at 11:37 am:
I wonder if I am the only person who laughed out loud at the ludicrous idea of "getting information firsthand". from FACEBOOK.

That one statement explains so very much about what has gone wrong in our country.

By its very definition "information" is FACTS, meaning TRUTH.

The idea that people actually believe they are "getting information firsthand" from a gossip site is just so sad.
Sally Bryan Sally Bryan from Tar Heel wrote on 01/21/2020 at 11:19 am:
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/20/2020 at 10:53 am:
It is so interesting that any post I make takes as much as 12 HOURS to finally appear, but Sally Bryan's and G.C. Bryan's come up immediately..

I guess Charlotte Smith needs that hold time to consult with her "advertisers" for their prepared response.

I hear that Sally and Marilyn Inman are really tearing it up on Facebook. I sure hope Charlotte Smith or Ron Taylor are paying them both by the word. Lord knows they both love to talk about people, so it might as well be me this week.

This is Sally speaking now. I copied this from Bladenonline and pasted it here on my page. Where is my money? Haha! Another conspiracy theory.


My name would not copy. However, if you scroll to the end of this particular post, you will note that I state who I am and that I am not Patsy Sheppard. I hardly think if I pretended to be you that I would contradict myself. So this ends you accusation against me. I think your security firm is not doing their job if they can't tell the difference. I plan to keep them busy. And they have given you bad information about Ms. Inman. Why not copy and paste from her page all that you accuse her of? You cant. It isn't there.
Sally Bryan Sally Bryan from Tar Heel wrote on 01/21/2020 at 11:10 am:
Patsy Sheppard, this is how a post looks like on MY Facebook page. It is in my name. Not Patsy Sheppard. Click onto it. I'm not sure if it will show up or if you must login. Either way, I will make sure you can see it. Perhaps it will eliminate one of your untruthful lies and accusations. Why not ask someone you know with Facebook to let you see my posts? The settings are public. Anyone should be able to see them, even if we are not friends.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3159996240696970&id=100000598742216
Sally Bryan Sally Bryan from Tar Heel wrote on 01/21/2020 at 11:02 am:
To Patsy Sheppard

Respectfully, I realize you are emboldened by having escaped being charged in two prior incidents involving your shameless behavior. You think you are untouchable. That you would imply that I have illegally created a false account under your name on Facebook is laughable, yet shows me and the world that you will stoop to such irresponsible behavior. There are several Patsy Sheppard accounts on Facebook. None pretend to be you. And in order to communicate on Facebook, you must request that people become your friend. To just post on a page without any friends hardly seems reasonable. None of these accounts have any friends that are also mine. I'm not sure if you understand just how Facebook works. It's okay if you don't.

I called the County Board of Elections in Elizabethtown this morning. They are unaware of any security firms monitoring anything. They have not requested it. So either you are lying, or are paying for it yourself. It's pathetic if you think I would be stupid enough to post anything that would get me into trouble. It's pathetic that you use such lame tactics to discredit me. It's laughable that you continue to accuse Marilyn Inman and me of taking money for posting things about you. Where is your proof? None. Just a desperate attempt to deflect your shortcomings by attacking me and others. I am beginning to wonder if I need to call the sheriff's department to ask them for protection.

You cannot cover you tracks. You cannot deny your wild pathetic attempts to paint me as an unlawful villain. I know you will not stop. I am merely one more added to your list to discredit . You think you are untouchable. It's sad that you drag innocent folks into your paranoid behavior to make yourself look innocent.
I am going to try to go to my Facebook to copy and paste here what my posts with your name on it looks like. Perhaps that visual will allow you to become educated. If I can't on this post, I'll do on another to come. ..

I wish you had not made told me you are glad in have "agreed" to end our communications. Agreed with whom? You think you can shut down a voice of truth, sensibility, and fairness with your bully antics? I can post forever. And the more you post, the more I can copy and paste and share on MY Facebook page. You just keep giving me material that exposes you. You cannot help yourself. So please, continue to comment. And really, you will have to come up with new accusations or keep regurgitating the old ones.

One last thing. I'm not sure you are aware that Marilyn Inman is the sister of William Butler. I'm amazed that you would attack his sister as he defends and supports you. Have you no honor? Billy has always stood firm in his beliefs, loves his family and hertiage, and is a respectful gentleman. That you disparage his sister, even as he encourages you to stand firm, is almost traitorous. Perhaps you owe him an apology.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/21/2020 at 10:37 am:
Mr. Butler,
I first met Ms. Sheppard in one of a serious of highly contentious meetings that my boss (Mr. Bob Troutman) and I were directed to attend across the county. We were warned before the meeting by the Principal (Mr. Charles Tedder) that we were about to be questioned very aggressively by a young lady in the audience (Ms. Sheppard). The Principal told us to treat her gently as she was a good person and only had the best interest of the community at heart. Well, Charles T. was correct, she certainly came out aggressively, but both of us soon realized that we were both “Truth-seekers”. I can still remember the moment when I understood that she was not trying to be political but only wanted the truth. I have been an admirer of hers ever since.

I do not know Mr. GC Bryan, but he strikes me as anything but a truth-seeker. He appears to be a pure politician, who will do anything, say anything to please his “Masters”. I do not believe the “Truth” is in him. He is surely wrapped in a Flag carrying a Bible. He claims to be a pure Christian, he must attend an entirely different Church than I.

What is being done to these ladies in this community is wrong and it does appear that GC Bryan is at the heart of it.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/21/2020 at 8:45 am:
Sally,

If what you say is true then you should consider that somebody is using your name to do their dirty work.

I have no problem with you copying and pasting, but I do not trust you not to alter my words to your advantage. That was done in the two previous complaints filed against me.

I am happy to hear that you will agree to stop this conversation. As far as what you post on Facebook about me, I do request that you at least attempt to make it more truthful than what you have posted here.

And be sure to tell Brian Hehl I said hello.
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 01/21/2020 at 6:17 am:
Mrs. Sheppard google "Dick Butkus' Hardest hits" and the "Dick Butkus horror show" . Your Parents surely must be proud of you ! 😉
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 01/21/2020 at 6:03 am:
Congratulations to Mr. Harold Ford for your fortitude and years of honorable service to America and it is befitting that You were Grand Marshall in the Dr. Martin Luther King's memorial Parade ! 😎
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 01/21/2020 at 5:57 am:
GC, I have spoken to you once in my life, it was at Daddy's Wake. Your first words ever to me were " I'm G.C. Bryan and I'm your nemesis". Remember that I told You that I was not anybody's nemesis and just because we differed on political issues (all here on BOL) I had no ill will toward you at all and appreciate You coming to honor Daddy.

You are a Bully who seeks attention and in order to get it you started this assault on Our BOE.

These Ladies were appointed to the Board by Our Governor because of their reputations and ability to perform the duties required of these very serious positions. Have you any Empathy ? Anyone would be honored to have been chosen to such an esteemed position, especially on the heels of the Biggest, most blatant Election Fraud case in America. As I stated before, I think the Governor chose EXACTLY the right people to Supervise our Election process.

All three of these Ladies are retired Educators and if anyone can do what Our Educators do for decades My hat is off to them. My Wife is a retired Teacher and I know what Educators must do to survive on a daily basis. They spend their own money for those kids whose Parents and Grandparents may not have for their Child. Teachers must be accountable to their Students, the Parents, their Administrators. They are rarely backed up by anyone at all, having to appease everyone and be polite about it ! They spend school nights grading papers, preparing lesson plans for the next day and are paid WAAAYYY too little for their efforts. I would not have been tough enough or smart enough to do what they do and with very little acknowledgement for their real sacrifices. They train and advise our children and Grandchildren how to navigate an increasingly challenging Society !

I see that there are a lot of folks that may not personally like Mrs. Patricia Sheppard, of course I don't know the particular details but I have for the last several years here on Bladen Online seen her attacked personally because She "Ain't Skeered" to express her opinion. She seems to be one who has the courage to stand up for Herself when confronted which is a rich attribute. I wish I was more like her in that category, this can be a cruel World as folks are seeing her addressed here. I know most of the people who have shown disdain for Her and respect each of them as friends, that's their right.

If I ever meet Mrs. Sheppard I want to give her a # 51 Dick Butkus jersey for her toughness. Go to YouTube and search for Dick Butkus' Greatest hits, you'll see what a real defender looks like in action. She has my respect for her fortitude.

I have never met any of these BOE Ladies and look forward to meeting each of them.
Google Dick Butkus' Greatest Hits GC and see who you have mistakenly challenged !
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Sally Sally from Tar Heel wrote on 01/21/2020 at 1:15 am:
I am addressing this to Patsy Sheppard in repkyto your last post.

Hahaha. The last laugh is on you! Yes, I copied and posted your comments directly from here to my Facebook account. It is not fake as you have mistakenly stated. I wanted to see just how far you would go with your comments and accusations. Many do not see what is written here, so I am simply coping and pasting in order to make sure I don't misquote you. It is all exactly what you have written. Isn't freedom of speech what you have used as on your defence? This is not information obtained illegally or hacked. It came from a public forum like a newspaper editorial. If you did not want it shared, you should not have posted it.

Perhaps if you had a Facebook account, you could get your information first hand . I certainly think expressing theories of being paid by certain individual constitutes defamation of character by you. However, I don't care about any of that. You made a case against yourself, not me. You've managed to include five of us in your wild accusations, all without any hint of proof.

I wondered how long it would take you to figure it out. Now it is in a larger forum for more to see for themselves. I sincerely hope you were not threatening me with your comments about surveillance.

I'm done with this now, as you have shown the world who you are. I have no personal animosity towards you or your family. I pray all of us can meet in the middle and comport ourselves as befitting citizens of our great nation. This has been an eye opening exercise in free speech and how it is perceived by others. And yes, to all, I am a real person, not a fake person, I have had the same Facebook account for at least nine years, I am a white 71 year old woman, and I am registered as an Independent. These wild speculations are funny. God bless to all.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/20/2020 at 11:21 pm:
Ms. Sheppard,
If Ms. Sally Bryan is making posts on fake FaceBook account attributed to you, it is likely that you have grounds for legal action.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/20/2020 at 11:16 pm:
Mike

Since it was and in an Editorial in the Illustrated American, I suspect Bellamy penned those words between 1894-1896 when he was editor of this magazine.

I know nothing of his leaving a church in FL over their rascist view. I do know that he was fired from a Church in Boston for preaching that Jesus was the Ultimate Socialist.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/20/2020 at 11:03 pm:
Billy, Think I am beginning to see what has happened to you; at least to a certain extent.
Anyone with your raising who would accuse a CHRISTIAN, of being a BIBLE "thumber' has went wholesale over to the anti-BIBLE crowd by thinking you are going to keep me or any CHRISTIAN from standing up for Biblical principles. By the way, I do "thumb" through my BIBLE every day until I find the portion of Jesus that is called for in my calender of daily BIBLE readings that gets me through the whole BIBLE every year. Thank God "your view" of Jesus has no relationship to my relationship with Jesus and my love for the American FLAG. Go and pull duty over seas in service to this nation and you may be one of those who get down on their knees and thank God when they kiss American soil.

Did you read what Roy Allen said about the meeting on the 14th of this month. This is a man who spent 45 years in uniform. Did you notice what Jane Pait had to say about her families service to this country AND THE REACTION BY THE MAN IN THE BACK CHAIR IN THE RED SHIRT. Don't know about his service record, but you won't find too many men who have worn the uniform the uniform that will show that kind of disrespect to anyone who has the floor to speak.

You use such terms as "MANY" and "SHOOTING" fish in a barrel. Those expression show that you are reaching for things that don't hold water when you are trying to defend the socialist liberal democrat agenda. Such as today the New York TIMES newspaper endorsed not one but two democrat female candidates for President. One of them so far off the charts she can't be found.

The rest of your post is so ridiculous someone else will have to find words to rebut it. At least I still think the family you came from are good people; and that is not because your MOM and MY MOM are first cousins. Look at how others on this site are speaking of your family. They have even jumped on Marilyn. These things should not be but everyone who reads Bladenonline knows from which side they are coming. Now, you have even jumped on me. And I'm a member of the family to or I have been going to the wrong family reunion all these years.

Lastly, I'll address my involvement in the PLEDGE issue once again. I was there, if memory serves me correctly, and I am proud to say that I am glad the leaders of this state have let it be known that they think the PLEDGE should be recited before every board of election meeting. The Bladen County Board has got the message; I hope the SBOE will get it and get the directive sent out to all 100 election boards in our beloved state to place the PLEDGE on their agendas. Prroud, you bet I am and your "many" don't impress me one iota. Get the mote out of your eye.3
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/20/2020 at 10:44 pm:
I was just notified that Sally Bryan is copying all my posts and using them on a fake Facebook account that she is creating in my name. Which is illegal.

Now I understand how those fake Facebook posts were falsely attributed to our board chair in the first two complaints.

My only question is whether the complainants were in on the scheme to falsely accuse her.. Maybe this security monitoring will shed some light on that.

We must really be doing a good job for you all to go to these lengths to stop us..
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/20/2020 at 9:14 pm:
The TURN AROUND

Mr. McInyre
typed 6:21 posted by 8:00
typed 5:38 posted by 7:30

BOE member
typed by 4:41
posted by 8:00

Not a bad time!
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/20/2020 at 8:30 pm:
Ah ha! They are on the run based on comments of one BOE member and one of her sympathizers. So many things and so many places to start.

Sally mentions Billy Butler's Mother and Dad and is derided for it. The BOE member mentions one of their daughters in a way that the member thinks she has accomplished something in a derogatory manor. NO points there because Marilyn Inman and her husband are good God fearing people as are all the Butler children and their spouses. Please REMEMBER, when you are calling out the names of Bladen County citizens and VOTERS; you are doing so as member of the BLADEN COUNTY BOARD (BOE) OF ELECTIONS. Not as a regular citizen; you gave that when you took that oath to be a member of the BOE; anytime you speak about a voter of Bladen County, you are influencing in some cases that persons thoughts about voting. Seems, I remember, one of your primary duties is to get more people to vote and give them a good impression of the BOE so they will stay engaged in the voting process. Not to speak disparagingly about them and their families, with the possibility of driving them away from the voting privilege. STAY OFF OF SOCIAL MEDIA. Do those words ring a bell, you have heard them at least twice before the SBOE. It seems you would learn your lesson. If "IF's" were "Whiffs", your arrival would be announced long before you got anywhere as a member of the BOE. The State would never deny anyone all their rights when they agree to serve on any type board; however, unless I am reading the SBOE wrong, they resoundingly frown on BOE members being on social media.

Why is it that of the five members on the BOE, only has chosen to remain active on social media? You will have to answer that and then join your fellow board members in staying off social media. Several posters on this site and others have mentioned about getting involved with you in discussions about various subjects. NONE of them speak well of your ability to stay on an even keel as you progress deeper into said debates and discussions.

You wont take advice from anyone as far as I know and it is evident you are dead set against saying the PLEDGE. Advice you wont take but I'll throw it out there anyway. #1. Stay off social media until your time on the election board is over. #2. Be the one, when the meeting is held to place the PLEDGE on the BOE agenda, to make the motion to do so. Hope you will consider your appointed position and do what is right for the voters of Bladen County; after all, isn't that what your oath to serve on the board was all about.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 01/20/2020 at 6:53 pm:
Mr. MckIntyre hopefully many people will read the definition of Mob. The people of Bladen County should all be aware that GC Bryan is the one who started this whole thing. He wraps himself in the American Flag while thumbing his Bible in the name of our Lord which in my view is using the Name of Christ in vain. He needs to open a Bible and read the words in red. Many Good American servicemen and women are insulted by him and resent what he is orchestrating. Many in The Republican party are embarrassed by these actions. What he is doing is akin to shooting fish in a barrel. He wants to force These Ladies into submission. He is a Bully plain and simple, whether it is because of these lady's gender, race or political affiliation or all 3 he needs to stop his campaign else be held to account for his mean and degrading actions or forever be the poster boy for the damage and humiliation now being done to the rule of Law, Democracy , Bladen County and to these Ladies. Put yourself in their shoes, it is called Empathy. He will be judged by God someday .

It appears that GC and the Bladen County Republicans think they are above the Law. Bladen County is being hurt economically and will NEVER be able to recruit businesses which we need desperately.

These Ladies are being put in danger by his spreading of his lies wherever he can inside and outside Bladen County. There are people out there who actually believe that our BOE appointees are anti-American and possibly physically harm them or their Families .

Rule of Law. Google it GC !
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/20/2020 at 6:36 pm:
Mr. McDaniel,

I have no disagreement with anything you wrote.

If I choose to attend an event where the Pledge is recited, I do stand. I did not last Tuesday because the pledge was spoken to purposely disrupt a board meeting. To me that is not a matter to respect, and it was certainly not used as a show of respect.

I respect the right of everyone to their own opinion. I don't want anyone to force theirs in me either.

Believe me, I don't expect anyone to feel the way I do about things. And it does not bother me in the least whether anyone does or not.
Michael McDaniel Michael McDaniel from Dublin wrote on 01/20/2020 at 6:35 pm:
Sorry for the misspelling Herb. I meant his not hos.
Michael McDaniel Michael McDaniel from Dublin wrote on 01/20/2020 at 6:32 pm:
Herb,
You are absolutely correct. I wonder when he said that because later in life he left hos church in Florida due to his feeling that the church was racist. If you can find out I would appreciate it.
Hope you are well. Been a long time since I saw you last.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/20/2020 at 6:26 pm:
Sally,

Mr. Malcolm resigned from his position at UNCP. He did so for the good of his alma matter due to political pressure over his service as State Board of Elections chair. He is also a decorated military veteran.

I ASKED if you still worked for Ron Taylor because someone said you did. I ASKED if was true, not stated it as a fact. Truthful people verify the truth..

I do indeed hope he is paying you by the word though.

As you can imagine, our board members (all of them) have been the subject of threats inline since last Tuesday. A private security firm is monitoring online activity regarding this. You and Marilyn Inman were flagged for having an extremely high number of posts mentioning specific names. That information was provided to me by the security firm along with the names of groups and organizations making threats..

I was referencing your signature on a petition that was presented during the consolidation fight. My mother got you to sign it.

And yes, I absolutely deny saying in open meeting that "those who Pledge are white supremicist's", because I did not. It is on video record what I said. Not a Charlotte Smith altered video, but the official video.

I said the pledge was designed as an oath to white supremacy, which it originally was. I said that I recited the oath until I learned that and would not again because of my moral opposition to racism.

I do not know who Mr. Showman is. Please enlighten me.

I have publicly made remarks about Trump in the past, but not since I took office.

If having an opinion shows bias and prejudice, then yes I am. But so is everybody else.

Your insinuation is that makes me ineligible to serve fairly, and that is not true. If that were true then nobody would be eligible to serve as everybody has opinions.

You have joined Charlotte Smith's cause of forcing me off the board. Or at least attempting to do so.

The only thing you have proven is that you will repeat anything you hear without caring if it is the truth. That probably did not just happen.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/20/2020 at 6:21 pm:
Mike McDonald,

The first pledge by Col. George T. Batch was

“We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!”


Bellamy's original Pledge read:
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all

What got Bellamy in dispute were statements he printed like-
"Where all classes of society merge insensibly into one another every alien immigrant of inferior race may bring corruption to the stock. There are races more or less akin to our own whom we may admit freely and get nothing but advantage by the infusion of their wholesome blood. But there are other races, which we cannot assimilate without lowering our racial standard, which should be as sacred to us as the sanctity of our homes."
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/20/2020 at 5:38 pm:
Ms. Sally Bryan (if that is really who I am typing to)
Let us take a look at the Mirriam definition of Mob Rule….

mob rule
/ˌmäb ˈro͞ol/
noun
noun: mob rule
1. control of a political situation by those outside the conventional or lawful realm, typically involving violence and intimidation.
"the leadership were criticized for giving in to mob rule"
A group of people over-turned or took over the decision of a Board appointed by a Democratically elected Governor and the appointees of each party. 2 appointed by the democrats, 2 appointed by the Republicans, and one appointed by the Governement.

The uuappointed gained control and exerted their will. That appears to fit the Mirriam definition of Mob Rule.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/20/2020 at 4:41 pm:
Charlotte Smith has had a lot to say about veterans and respect and the pledge.

The Pledge of Allegience is an oath to the American flag, a symbol for our country.

But what about the oath that these veterans took when they joined the military?

According to a US government website the oath varies slightly for officers and some military branches, but the usual oath is:

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

No matter the branch or position, the oath is to the US Constitution, the document that defines our country. The US Constitution is not just a symbol, it is what determines our country and differentiates it from all others.

The oath is to defend and support the US Constitution, not just the parts you like. If you do not defend and support the constitutional rights of others, then you are not defending and supporting the US Constitution.

Do I have the constitutional right to stand in the middle of the Smith's business and recite whatever oath I choose whenever I want to, disrupting their business and trying to force them to join me in repeating my oath of choice?

And if they will not let me, should I buy a media outlet and use it to spread lies and incite others against them?

The answer to both of those questions is NO.

The Board of Elections is a board appointed by the state to do the business of one thing- Elections. Everything we do is prescribed by law.

We are not there to serve to serve "the interests" of Sally Bryan, Charlotte Smith, or McCrae Dowless.

We are there for this- the oath we swore on April 15, 2019.

"I, ____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States; that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina and to the constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof; that I will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of said State, not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States; and that I will well and truly execute the duties of the office of member of the Bladen County Board of Elections to the best of my knowledge and ability, according to law; so help me God."

You do not have to like me personally, and I promise I do not care one bit if you don't. It is not going to interfere in my determination to fulfill my term of office and keep the oath I took.

Lies and threats will not stop me. I am well used to both by now.
Herb Poe McIntyre Herb Poe McIntyre from Garland wrote on 01/20/2020 at 3:37 pm:
Ms. Sheppard,
I too have noticed that my messages require a significant amount of time to go by before appearing. At first I assumed that this had to do with the large number of Herpes cures and Love Potion ads that appear on here, but I see that just as many still appear. So perhaps we are getting special treatment. I also have noticed that G.C. Bryan’s writing style has significantly improved, much better sentence structure and fewer spelling and grammar issues. It is almost as if he has received a sudden College Education. But I also notice something of a similar style between Ms. Sally Bryan and C.B. Is that what is going on here? Someone is using their names as pseudonyms? Could it be that Ron Taylor, Charlotte Smith, and Dowless McCrae are in league to somehow prevent the BCBOE from carrying out it’s serious job of resuscitating Bladen Countie’s reputation? I just do not know, it is almost too byzantine for me to envision. I certainly miss Robert Hester and his no nonsense honest name policy.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 01/20/2020 at 2:22 pm:
You must have begun to run scared. You also must be getting paranoid; may be will not think the same way about other people's post versus yours. Many be the time that my post have been delayed. The next time you decide to post, take the time to read just below Smith "reserves our right to edit, delete,, or not publish entries.

While I'm on that, don't know much about how these sights work, bit based on what I have been seeing lately; basically anyone who gives the right information on themselves can post of this and other sights. If it were my sight, not post would go through automatically between late PM and early AM. But this is not my site, it is not your sight; it is owned by Charlotte Smith and SHE can run it as she sees fit. Again, I would like to commend her on her leniency on things that appear on HER site and the good job she does on getting things off of it that should never have appeared in the first place. Think about it, she is more than fair; if she wasn't all the post she allowed on her site would agree with her and the others would be deleted. But then, that would not be news would it?

Good to hear from one of the greatest female athletes to ever play ball in Bladen County saluting her Daddy being honored with the position of grand marshall in the M L King parade in Elizabethtown. Only disappointment with the parade was the horses not being willing to bring up the rear of the parade. Reason, Baby it cold out there.

If people of Mother Bladen don't think elections and indiviual votes matter; the Board of Elections is a prime example that they do matter. Votes for Governor in the fall election, will determine who has control of 101 Boards of Election in NC starting next year. Electing DAN FOREST as Governor of North Carolina on November 3 of this year will put three Members on the Board of Elections in Bladen County next year.

Isn't it interesting that the "mob" idea was first expressed by two individuals with "FAR LEFT LEANINGS" on this site?

Sally, thank you for mentioning Mr. William and Mrs. Louise Butler. A couple who gave so much to the Bladenboro area as a married couple and Mrs Louise is still doing so without her beloved husband.

If you haven't already, read Mr. Robert Hester's "Thoughts While Shaving" article for taday; it clears up a lot of things about county government and how it is run. Don't be surprised if it hasn't
changed(how the county is run) by the time you read it. It is an ever evolving thing. Don't ever take for granted that it is the same today as it was yesterday. Someone said it changed so fast that google could not even keep up with the changes!!! God bless Mother Bladen.
Michael McDaniel Michael McDaniel from Dublin wrote on 01/20/2020 at 1:56 pm:
Herb,
I know that his version of the pledge was a marketing tool to help sell flags on flag day.
Sally is a real person and is a nice person at that.
I think I need to come help you build some more beehives and let’s talk politics. Hopefully that hint reminds you who I am. Lol
Take care Herb and save me a sandwich.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/20/2020 at 1:52 pm:
Sally,

the more I read of your comments, the more untruths I find. It is really hard to digest so many falsehoods from just one post.

You ask if you can trust me to represent YOUR interests.

What are YOUR "interests?

You make it clear that you have absolutely NO interest in the truth. You obviously have NO interest in fair elections in Bladen County. You make clear that you have NO respect for the U.S. Constitution or the constitutional rights of other people.

So what are your "interests" exactly?

The only thing I can tell you are interested in is spreading lies about me and causing even more of the division you claim to loathe.

So if your "interests" really are yakking on Facebook, spreading more lies, carrying water for Charlotte Smith and Ron Taylor, and interfering with fair and honest elections in Bladen County, then NO, you cannot count on me.

But you still have Marilyn Inman. Good thing you have so much in common.

I may be wrong, but I expect Mr. Bill Butler will have plenty to say about you bringing his beloved parent's names into your post of lies.

And I will tell you this- anybody who has lied the way you have on this site over the last two days is not fit to even wipe the dust off the shoes of a man like Mr. William Butler, much less utter his name in your attempt to convince people of your falsehoods.

Disgraceful.
Michael McDaniel Michael McDaniel from Dublin wrote on 01/20/2020 at 1:51 pm:
Mrs Sheppard,
You are correct on the Pledge being rewritten several times. I am referring to the main body of the Pledge we say today. It was originally written by a Union Officer, then changed by another gentleman from the north who was (if I remember correctly) a minister. Under God, as I have stated before, was put in around the early 50’s during the McCarthy era.
I will repeat, I served in the military to give people the rights of their freedom to not take part in reciting the Pledge or singing the National Anthem. I just want people to understand that it was not written by a racist individual or a slave owner. Personally I don’t care if the Pledge is stated prior to board meetings or not, but if it is have the decency to at least stand.
Our country is going to hell in a hand basket because too many people think everything that happens is because of race and people’s political affiliation.
There will come a day when all of the people who hate America (and I am speaking of Americans here, not other countries) will win and we will become a Socialist society.
and that will signal the end of the USA.
One last thing. At that time, there will be individuals looking for those of us that believe in the right to own guns to help keep them free. By then it may be too late. I hope I don’t have to say “told you so” to people.
You have the right to say or do whatever you deem necessary, just please don’t impose your feelings on everyone else and expect them to feel the same way.
Thank you.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 01/20/2020 at 1:19 pm:
Mr. McIntyre,

Thank you for pointing that out. My husband's affidavit merely witnessed the conversation he witnessed and made no claim to the truth of the claims he heard.

But interestingly enough, proof that McCrae Dowless was promised a $40,000 bonus if Mark Harris won WAS presented at the State Board of Elections hearing. Mark Harris's campaign finance report show that he noted that sum as a debt to McCrae Dowless the day after the election.

The conversation between McCrae Dowless's workers that my husband heard and reported was accurate and truthful.

Certainly more truthful and accurate than anything Sally Bryan has claimed as fact on this site.

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