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City Councilman Resigns in Klingon
UPI ^ | Jan. 3, 2014

Posted on 01/03/2014 1:27:43 PM PST by nickcarraway

A North Carolina city councilman tendered his resignation by giving the mayor a short letter written in Klingon, a made-up language from "Star Trek." David Waddell resigned his post as an Indian Trail city councilman by giving Mayor Michael Alvarez a letter written in the language of the warrior species from the "Star Trek" films and TV shows and accompanied the text with a Bing.com translation, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Friday.

"Teach [the] city [the] constitution," the translation read. "I will return next time to [witness] victory. Resignation occurs in 2014 the 31st of January."

"Perhaps today is a good day [to] resign," the letter concluded, paraphrasing the Klingon saying "Perhaps today is a good day to die."

Waddell described the Klingon resignation as an inside joke.

"Folks don't know what to think of me half the time," Waddell said."I might as well have one last laugh."

Waddell detailed the reasons for his resignation in a letter to citizens. He said he was concerned about the development of the city and the way requests for public information were being handled by the city's government.

He said he plans to mount a write-in campaign for the U.S. Senate with the Constitution Party.

Alvarez described Waddell's resignation as unprofessional.

"It's an embarrassment for Indian Trail, and it's an embarrassment for North Carolina," he said.


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1 posted on 01/03/2014 1:27:43 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim

WTFIIWNC?


2 posted on 01/03/2014 1:30:21 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway
Well, if Waddell is right and the Mayor hasn't got a clue about the City Constitution, then Klingon will get the point across.
3 posted on 01/03/2014 1:30:58 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: nickcarraway

bachHa’


4 posted on 01/03/2014 1:32:03 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: nickcarraway

I never understood all the problems the Federation had with the Klingons: I would have simply fired Bounce sheets at them.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 1:32:04 PM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: chajin

I heard Uranus had a big problem with Klingons.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 1:33:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Shadowstrike

I can’t think of any argument improved by the use of Klingon outside of a trekkie convention or an online flame-war.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 1:34:31 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: OldNewYork

It’s funny...I used to work with one of those Trekkie toons who learned Klingon and I also used to live in this town in NC. Not much happens there but a lot of people are moving away from Charlotte.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 1:50:30 PM PST by gr8eman (How ya doin Bob?...Bitchen!)
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To: OldNewYork

The works of Shakespeare are much better in the original Klingon.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 1:55:15 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: nickcarraway
Folks don't know what to think of me half the time," Waddell said."I might as well have one last laugh."

I appreciate people who can both laugh and make you laugh and this guy sounds like someone I can relate to.

The last 9 years of my employment were spent in misery at my company's corporate office where the purveying attitude was if you weren't a manager you weren't entitled to joke around in the office. And the only manager who thought he had a sense of humor was the biggest dick the corporation had on its payroll.........

10 posted on 01/03/2014 1:59:15 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: nickcarraway

I live here. The town is divided (roughly) between those who want everything to stay exactly as it was when they moved here, and those who would like some roads repaved and stuff.

Mayor Alvarez is okay.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 2:05:16 PM PST by Tax-chick (The superpowers ascribed to "feminists" make me wish I was one.)
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To: nickcarraway; Liz; AT7Saluki

"HAGAN!"

12 posted on 01/03/2014 2:38:24 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: nickcarraway

I think the city is counting this as a win for them.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 2:42:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Squawk 8888

How about Dickens?

http://www.cbtheatre.org/plays/productions/kcc-2013/kcc-2013-main.html


14 posted on 01/03/2014 2:45:25 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Squawk 8888

How about Dickens?

http://www.cbtheatre.org/plays/productions/kcc-2013/kcc-2013-main.html

http://live.wsj.com/video/a-christmas-carol-in-klingon/9050B7F7-BE4D-4372-9441-5B4014465057.html#!9050B7F7-BE4D-4372-9441-5B4014465057


15 posted on 01/03/2014 2:45:51 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: nickcarraway

Councilman Worf?


16 posted on 01/03/2014 3:28:29 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: nickcarraway
A true Klingon would never simply resign -- honor would demand Hegh'Bat
17 posted on 01/03/2014 4:30:49 PM PST by mikrofon (Yes, I *did* have to look that up ;)
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To: gr8eman

Interesting. In Oregon a while back, if I recall correctly, the state mental health services put an advertisement up for a job requiring Klingon competency, due to the presence of Klingon speakers among those in their care.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 8:24:40 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: OldNewYork

oh c’mon, give it up for the guy. How many would have the nerve to do something like that?


19 posted on 01/03/2014 9:09:47 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Shadowstrike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-zV4GaElko

Your comment about “nerve” reminded me of Alex Lifeson of RUSH when giving his acceptance speech to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 9:18:32 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: martin_fierro

WTF is (?) with NC?


21 posted on 01/04/2014 4:31:10 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: nickcarraway; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; randita; MitchellC; Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican; ...
LMAO

Constitution party guy.

So the guy the abandons his post as probably the only conservative on that city council and is looking to run as a write in against Hagan, slightly aiding her bid for reelection. And his Klingon was incorrect because there is no word for resignation?


22 posted on 01/04/2014 4:39:47 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Hey ! Where did you get my photo from ?!?


23 posted on 01/04/2014 4:49:11 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Impy; martin_fierro

I assumed that the second “I” stood for “it.”


24 posted on 01/05/2014 7:15:31 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what ma kes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Right. Seems like the obvious choice but for the life of me I couldn’t think of “it” yesterday.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 5:10:20 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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