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Fed up with Valley Democrats? Visit GOP open house Saturday

Published: Thu, May 19, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.

Fed up with Valley Democrats? Visit GOP open house Saturday

I am writing today as a re- action to the recent news about another tarnished office in Mahoning County. Once again, another member of the Mahoning County Democratic Party has jeopardized the integrity of a county office. I for one am sick and tired of hearing about one Democrat after another being indicted or brought up on some charges. Of course in this instance, I am speaking of former Democratic Party Chairman and, as of today, former Mahoning County Treasurer Lisa Antonini.

The time has come for those people who are looking for an alternative to the corruption in local government to step up and take some responsibility. There is an alternative in Mahoning County, and I am challenging those people who are quick to judge but slow to act to give the Republican Party a try.

This Saturday the Mahoning County Republican Party will be having an open house to meet with Valley residents who are interested in running for public office. This is an opportunity for those people who say that the Republican Party in Mahoning County needs better candidates to step up and be that voice.

I have been a long-time volunteer for the party and am proud to say that I will be there on Saturday morning to talk with locally elected Republicans and see what I can do to help change Mahoning County. If ever there was a time to step up, it is now.

I am personally challenging everyone who says there is no alternative to the Democratic Party in Mahoning County to be the change they want to see. Join me at the Mahoning County Republican Office on Saturday, and see what you can do to help.

Ryan Beil, Boardman

The writer is vice chairman of the Youngstown State College Republicans.


1Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 4 years ago

I may need to switch to another party. I get confused being a Democrat-Socialist. So many rules:

1) Hate your fellow countrymen who make more than you . The more they make, the more the hate. Hope those that make less than you don't hate you.

2) Somehow believe that spending more money will lower your debt.

3) It's ok to use bribes to pass bills and buy votes with public funds.

4) It's ok to steal money from future generations to buy us "stuff". They'll pay for their stuff, our stuff, and the interest on our stuff. We'll tell ourselves we're being "compassionate."

5) Lie. Flat out lie. Alot. About Anything. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H64yKJ...

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2UNCOMMONSENSE(492 comments)posted 4 years ago

metsfan..I agree that we should cut...let's begin with cutting tax subsidies to oil companies. With billions in profits they can afford to pay for their own exploration and research. We are one of the highest taxed nations but we also have the highest standard of living in the world.

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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years ago

The GOP is great just look what GOV.K---KK has done so far .
low life in low life out simple .

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4UNCOMMONSENSE(492 comments)posted 4 years ago

If you cut the gas tax you would need to find a new funding source for our highways, roads and bridges of course that could be offset by a cut in tax subsidies to big oil. But we all know that the republicans will never let that happen.

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5peacelover(802 comments)posted 4 years ago

So Kasich has already balanced the state budget? Really? ???? LOL

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6cambridge(3262 comments)posted 4 years ago

metsfan806.....here is a longer list.


Say Hay!

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7rasims(9 comments)posted 4 years ago

I don't understand why people in an increasingly desperate State of Ohio continues to support GOP candidates and policies that aren't in their best interest. It astounds me that anyone could support the GOP when they destroyed this country with policies that:

1) Created a fiscal crisis that is unmatched by anything short of the Great Depression

2) Oppose healthcare for children by vetoing the SCHIP law

3) Defamed us with rendition (torture) that produced no results and left Osama bin Laden at-large for 10 years

4) Turned a fiscal surplus into a decifit by giving tax breaks to the wealthy

5) Fought two wars (one in the wrong country) that weren't on the books

6) Created energy policies that were written by and for the energy companies

7) Allowed junk mortgages to be created that imploded the real estate and jobs market

8) Opposed the bail-out of the car industry, "cash for clunkers" program, and healthcare reform

9) Illegally wiretapped American citizens and news reporters that opposed their policies

10) Outed a CIA agent in charge of controlling loose nukes worldwide because her husband exposed a lie about yellow cake uranium in Africa that was completely false.

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8walter_sobchak(2116 comments)posted 4 years ago

Some posters must not have read the letter. This is ab out the corrupt Mahoning County Democratic Party that has given us Traficant, Chance, Philomena, Fergus, Antonini, Lordi, .... UGH! ENOUGH ALREADY!

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9UNCOMMONSENSE(492 comments)posted 4 years ago

metsfan806..that's what I like about republicans..they are hypocrites. Since when is it the governments responsibility to pay for a corporations exploration? That is their cost of business and it can certainly be covered by their profits. I am tired of companies receiving the most benefit of our capitalistic system and not paying anything towards it. Especially the ones that ship jobs overseas and expect this country to buy their products. If you want to bitch about regulation go live in China or India where the air is thick to breath and the water has sewage floating in it. Inhale and drink up!

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10AnotherAverageCitizen(1176 comments)posted 4 years ago

I don't understand how somebody making minimum wage supports oil companies making 34 billion dollars a quarter. 34 billion a quarter< I don't think 2-4 billion in taxes will kill the business. Do you?
Its a good thing unions fought for minmimum wage or you would be making less than that.

And at minimum wage if you need health care, Obamacare will probably come in very handy. Not very many minimum wage jobs offer health care.

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11AnotherAverageCitizen(1176 comments)posted 4 years ago

As I posted elsewhere.

This is why we need unuins to stand up for the workers. I am not saying CEOs desreve great pay, but workers also need to pay their bills also.

CEOs got a whopping 24% pay hike last year as corporate profits soared with the recession's end, more than making up for two years of declining pay.

The average worker? Not so much. Those lucky enough to still have jobs saw their pay inch up a meager 3.3%, which might have been enough to cover the rising prices of gas and food.

That difference in raises for CEOs and working stiffs is the latest turn in a trend that's been nagging CEO pay critics for years. That's the ever-widening gap between those at the top and their underlings, which is creating a superelite in the U.S. -- and not helping investors or the economy.

Giving investors a say on pay
Consider these gaps between some of the highest-paid CEOs of 2010 and workers in their industries:

•At Viacom (VIA.B, news), CEO Philippe Dauman got an impressive $84.5 million last year, or 1,990 times what the typical Viacom worker got. This assumes his workers make the $42,500 a year, on average, reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the typical pay for employees in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media.
•Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle (ORCL, news), got similarly regal pay of $70 million last year. That was 750 times the $93,470 earned in 2010, on average, by computer software engineers, according to the BLS. Ellison, unlike a lot of CEOs, actually took a pay cut last year, but he still pulled down $1.35 million per week -- a sum it would take the typical computer software engineer more than 14 years to earn.
•John Hammergren, the CEO of drug company McKesson (MCK, news), was paid $54.4 million last year. That works out to $210,000 a day, assuming a normal workweek. That's almost three times the $74,590 that a medical scientist earns in a full year, according to the BLS. Hammergren's 2010 pay was 732 times the average pay for those workers.

Michael Brush
.Overall, CEOs at S&P 500 companies were paid $11.4 million on average last year, up from $9.2 million the year before, according to the AFL-CIO. In contrast, average workers saw their annual pay go up to $33,121, from $32,049 in 2009, according to the Institute for Policy Studies, a think tank. So the pay gap of CEOs over workers shot up 20% last year, to 344 times an average worker's pay from 287 times.

Back in the 1980s, this pay gap was just 40.

The problem with all this? It's bad for business and bad for shareholders, a lot of business experts say.

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12Zoned(51 comments)posted 4 years ago

Your girl Capri has already switched if you look at the innagural ball photos. Oh and Im absolutely certain there are no corrupt Republicans...The list is too long to break out oh that's right they still dont even matter in the Valley. Theyre corrupt too, just cant win.

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13Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years ago

Just what fantastic things have the Democrats done for The Valley ? I see crime out of control and a scarcity of jobs .

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14Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years ago

Commoncitizen it is not making fun when it is true it is SAD . And it is not name calling when it is true it is pathetic that some Fools voted him in . But we did and this is what we get , Right wing haters climbing out from under their rocks in full force .

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15AnotherAverageCitizen(1176 comments)posted 4 years ago

They will not let me in, I have a pink drivers license.

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16Zoned(51 comments)posted 4 years ago

Stan: you have made 9 million comments, really when do you sleep? You must think pretty highly of your opinion. You should see if that Hulk Hogan bandana is a good campaign hook and run for office cuz you got aaallll the answers huh?

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17Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years ago

Zoned :

If I ran for office could I work out a deal to get a little extra from the Cafaros ? You seem like an insider and should know . . ..

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18walter_sobchak(2116 comments)posted 4 years ago


I think you should be elected as the Minister of Culture for Mahoning County! Keep on keepin' on.

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19Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years ago

Walter :

I'm still studying Mahoning County Culture . . . ..

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20Zoned(51 comments)posted 4 years ago

Dont be so sensitive Stan tough guy like Hulk Hogan can take a little jab huh? You "sound" like an outsider so you dont know- good that you can be so upfront about it. Ill tell ya what though maybe when I grow up to post 7115 comments I can be truly proud of the fact that Ive wasted peoples' time oh 7115 times.
Oh yeayh and m8ke; nah, nah, nah , nah , nah , nah.
Walter-The Big Lebowski is one of the greatest movies ever, but you do get that Goodman's character was meant to be nuts??

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21walter_sobchak(2116 comments)posted 4 years ago


In an insane society, the sane man must appear insane.

Walter is not nuts; he is obsessive.

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22Zoned(51 comments)posted 4 years ago

My bad, Walter is the man. "Shut the f--- up Donny"!

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23AnotherAverageCitizen(1176 comments)posted 4 years ago

GM sales doing well.

Airport director gets $2,000 bonus.

Polls show only 36% want sb5 passed.

No wonder GOP is looking for support.

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24Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years ago

@ jrolley325

Pure genius,.. LMAO !!!

@ AnotherAverageCitizen & cambridge

Those hate rage-ers have no answers for you.

Hence another call for sensibilities,..

The irrefutable true is that the genuine democrats in neither Mahoning, Trumbull nor Cuyahoga county has a party. They've got besieged by a copy cat faction of the mob,.. which are republicans in drag.

Although republicans still have their branch in tact in all it's unfettered fanagling's. I don't think they're in any position to try to recruit with what John Kasich has displayed as their factions foundation.

So that means any candidate that genuinely seeks a chance to assist and offer their candidacy for any office. Will have to do it as an independent or some other identity.

But word to the wise if you have ties to either that fraud mob disguised as democrats. Or have any history of having rubbed elbows with Humphries and Munroe's republicans.

You can save your time and money because the voters will find out because those two factions will ensure they don't let you seize any position they don't control.

So don't try to lie and allege you're not connected to either of them if you are and or at anytime were.

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25Zoned(51 comments)posted 4 years ago

Okay Nunya, not as bad as Stan, but 1204 comments means you must be pretty gd smart or think so at least. Sounds pretty conspiratorial to me. "Copycat factions of the mob" "Republicans in Drag"-sounds like the names for punk bands. I bet you agree with Charlie Sheen about the 9/11 plots and you must be in the know about the third gunman on the grassy knoll. Why don't you run. Youre obviously above reproach. Run and find out how wrong you are.

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26Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years ago

@ Zoned

" Pretty gd smart ",.. you telling, complaining or asking?

See it is what it is there Do boy, and you don't fool me a bit..See I detect you're displeased and unsettled about the candidly conveyed analysis. For which you're of absolute crony variety and " Conspiratorial ". In and of itself is unquestionably thee absolute most outlandish term that you could have misused in your inept effort to skew the view,.. Got that?

Why don't I run for office?,.. you're not the first one to ask or wage that request. However, currently I'm engaged in things that I feel provide a greater good than just Youngstown. Where in contrast my question to you is what role do you play in the corruption that's crippled the city?,.. fair question?

You definitely took exception to your being cited as second rate racketeers. Where you don't like them being called " Copycat factions of the mob " and the " Republicans in Drag " recognition twisted your unibrow,.. how does eventual " Perps on Parade " grab ya?

Also see in regards to your effort to suppress independent expressions. No matter if a person submits " 1 " comment or " 100,000.00 " of them. It doesn't signify, insinuate nor even remotely imply that the individual thinks they're " pretty gd smart " you treacherous trick,.. check or hold?.

See a comment is nothing more than shared as a personal perspective. A perspective open to discussion and affords others the liberty to agree or disagree. In a manner of engaging in like mind or opposing objective,.. don't like the reviews?

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27Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years ago


Not as bad as Stan { you say },.. Does it even occur to you how nonsensically silly that parable is? See Stan and I are as polar opposites in posture, perspective and post count as it get's?

Although your effort and or hope was I'd possibly follow that lead to digress. And resort to commenting on Stan, and not serve a centralized deposition upon you. For which Stan likely delivered a sardonic quick quip about you and your rat pack faction. That you didn't like, couldn't refute and you waged some similar and or didtto rubes response at him too,.. LOL !!!

See on that note,.. extraordinarily rarely have, do or will I agree with Stan, as surely his sentiments would be the same. However, he's not stupid and if he and I agree in unison and or similarity.To mutually be inclined to detect that you're a mole and what you do is detestable and indefensible. Then that's rather evidentary for one to conclude it just doesn't get anymore exact, conclusive, objective and or distinct than that,.. that the response you expected?

You inferred " Charlie Sheen and 9/11? ",.. Since you implied just what's your take on a pair of sky scraper's. That were built to withstand earth shift of seismic atmospheric and longitudinal sway.That's to actually crumble in demo form of free fall speed and fashion. As a result of impact from passenger aircraft,.. Got a clue?

What's known is it's apparent that when the truth or plausible speculation is spoken. Only the guilty gets quiet defensive and it's not uncommon for them to even try their harrowing hooves. At creatively attempting the deceptive craft of deflection via various nonsensical statements,.. and you're a textbook example. .

So see it's established that you don't like the truths being spoken. Yet and for which you can offer nothing to refute it. Which reveals you're likely some local yokel flustered fink working with a flock of frauds. That feel's your indignities has finally not only drawn the ire of the insightful. But it appears the feds attention is now included. That changes the game and the cards you and your cohorts have dealt yourselves are starting to be flipped,.. .

Now having said that,.. it's my belief that a greater number than " 7 " of Youngstown's organized crime criminals. Are likely going to be presumably getting their chance to do some fancy pageant walking during a forthcoming perp parade. To wit it'd be my guess that not many will be surprised if the greater number of the " Stars " weren't those of the persuasion to be masquerading as democrats,.. what's your guess?

See all that's my beliefs and it's in total contrast to the BS you're on there Morocco mole,.. .

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28thinkthentalk(286 comments)posted 4 years ago

heres what the republicans did to this valley. against helping GM. if limbaugh,fox, and the "antisocialists", tea pottiers had thier way, GM Lordstown would be shut down. metsfan, if it wasnt for the democrats, republicans would have your minimum wage job would be paying you $5/hr less, and you would have to pay your parents doctor bills, because the tea potty eliminated medicare. do some math and see what the gas tax costs you, about 30cents a day. without the gas tax, you would be the first to complain about the potholes and lack of snow removal. if you want something, you have to pay for it. all i got to say is that when clinton (a democrat) was president, we had a balanced budget. where was the tea potty when bush ran up the deficit?

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29thinkthentalk(286 comments)posted 4 years ago

kasich (koch bros puppet) is clueless and wrong. basing the worlds problems on school teachers. do you think it is right that superintendents and admistraters, at the top of the pay scale, can retire, collect their govt pension, and get rehired at the same job and pay? where does that happen in the business sector? so tell me metsfan and stan, why doesnt kasich and the koch bros put the kibosh on that? obviously because they donated heavily to "Americans for Progress"

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30Zoned(51 comments)posted 4 years ago

Nunya: You have just made my day. See the RANTs you've posted are Sheenesque so I now know that my mission in life to see if my 2 minute pokes yield your 20 minute ragings. I would like to know what cook faction of which party has requested that someone as stable as you run for office? Please dont suggest that I recoil from the truth, you just dont know what it is. PS: Your grammar is poor and your use of adjectives and punctuation improper..bet that gets about an, oh.... 2 to 2 1/2 hour response. Your gonna be soooo easy.

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31Zoned(51 comments)posted 4 years ago

"Easy like Sunday mornin" yeah yeah yeah yeah".

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32VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years ago

Wall Street and its Financial District was certainly capable to cripple America. Understand Corruption! Please consider their "party" ?!
I believe it was the 'rich and wealthy' that was responsible for such disaster! In my opinion, little Youngstown and "the valley" can rally all they want but its a domino effect that starts on top and works its way down. Youngstown as a whole is NOT the 'rich and wealthy'...it's the working class and middle class folks. So, careful when labeling corruption addicts and look at the BIG picture to place blame or fault . Everyone suffered on account of Wall Street and their regime!

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33AnotherAverageCitizen(1176 comments)posted 4 years ago

Well Spoken Vindy Post

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34fedupwithcrap(317 comments)posted 4 years ago

Fed up with public corruption? Well the story "youngstown man caught tailing officers", is a prime example of the police (who are on the low end of the spectrum), who falsify a report to justify their own means.

Fed up and want to watch absurd things occur with the police, etc., You can see it on irisheyez717, theyoungstowner, or jamesbludt, all on Youtube!!! Corruption is in both parties, it has no party lines!! It has no boundries, nor does it discriminate!!!

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35taliwacker(54 comments)posted 4 years ago

@ rasims,
You failed to mention in your ramblings, in post # 20, that during the bush administration. 6 out of the 8 years he was President, Democrats had the majority in congress, and approved all of you rambling statements... ONe man can not pass bills...

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36oldskooltiger(6 comments)posted 4 years ago

m8ke the call dont forget what else your great govenor has done for the state. Let 400.000.000 go to some other states. 4 hundred mill, money we so desperately needed. I dont care if it was for what he wanted it for, it could have put some people to work. You never let money in hand just (poof) walk away like that. That was just arrogant and stupid.

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37oldskooltiger(6 comments)posted 4 years ago

m8ke you need to read more and get your facts together. The so called school funding increases you speak of is bullshyt.
now go read the facts.

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38Jake(112 comments)posted 4 years ago

The Mahoning Valley should've been fed up with Democrats a long time ago as they presided over its demise (as they did in Detroit and elsewhere).

Instead, they keep electing Democrats thinking THIS TIME they will make it right. The definition of insanity...

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