Ok, I have been asked by a couple of people to give my thoughts on what is happening to the group. First off I don?t really know why some people are leaving, they have their reason, but what I don?t get is why you can?t just hold on for 2 more months until their terms are done maybe 3 at the most giving transfer time for the new officers. I understand people?s schedules get busy so have mine in the past, and I understand that the 501st and the RL are the big groups and have the costumes and they are the big draw and I don?t have anything against the choice of those groups over the IEFF, but you made a commitment to be an officer for a whole term. Second, I stand 100% behind Emperor Mike, unless he makes an immoral, illegal, or unethical choice which he has not I will always back my Emperor, as I did Emperor Kari before him, and Emperor Stuart before that. All of you know that Mike bends over backwards to make this group better, and he is always, always looking for everyone?s votes with anything he has never once gone and just made anything so without running it by everyone first. Third I have seen a trend growing over the last few months, where the group use to be a bunch of friends who meet for a common goal Star Wars, and we all had the mind set of what can I do for the group to make it better, to now WHAT CAN THE GROUP DO FOR ME? Where did this come from? We are? check that we were the drama free group, but now we are more drama filled the 501st and RL combined, why? Some of these members are the same ones we would sit around and say I am glad we have the IEFF because all the drama of the other groups was so stupid so let?s cut this out we are all grown up?s so can we please stop acting like 5 year olds? With this and now that I am sure everyone hates me now to but I am officially announcing I am running for Emperor for the next term and what is my slogan? ?IEFF where the drama stops at the door, or you do.?