The listener: Looked back at your old posts. Pretty much a Maruca minion, You asked how could anyone vote for Chris sammarone in an early rant? Here's how because the competition is garbage . Ask any competent attorney in he bar, Maruca is not held in high annals of legalistic brilliance to say the least. Take politics out of it, if that's possible, what we are talking about is corruption-you obviously support that in some instances. Im Betras huh? So I daily bash Chris Sammarone, am requesting an investigation into his father, publicly and privately support Maruca, BUT secretly I am doing all this to really help Chris Sammarone? I am not Betras but YOU my friend are a member of the nut brigade.
April 21, 2014 at 2:18 p.m.
I obviously meant to say Sammarone backers above. Chris would be wiser to support investigations into public corruption as opposed to blaming Betras for his father's backroom deal. He is a lawyer, an officer of the court and wants to be a judge in a tarnished court. That would show far more integrity and this is coming from someone who wants him to win.
April 21, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.
I have not posted in a very long time because I despise to associate myself with the standard idiot responders on this board. Further I am often accused of being Dave Betras himself which is untrue and I am hopeful that my support of Chris Sammarone for Probate Court Judge exhibits such, but really don't care. However, the suggestion that the actions of Chuck " I am the biggest public tax sucker ever" Sammarone are to be tolerated are outrageously ridiculous and Betras is right in this matter. So let me get this straight: Chuck Sammarone publicly supports John McNally, however McNally's opponent works for Chuck and Chuck-in violation of multiple campaign finance regulations- give his own employee $4,000.00 in CASH and he should not be subject to criticism or investigation. Chuck Sammarone has sought EVERY Youngstown Municipal elected position for decades, he has acknowledged that this is wrong and should have known better-and there are actually people, most of them Maruca backers I am sure, that feel this should just be ok!!!???? Chris Sammarone is a fine young man and is not responsible for the actions of his father. Susan Maruca has now jumped on the I'll run for whatever bandwagon and is is simply seen as not being fit for the job by her peers. Also we know that Betras supports her. But here is the deal he isn't making this up. Betram and this rag continually harp on the ex-treasurer taking $3,000.00 from a private individual.. For that she lost her position, is doing 5 months in prison, 6 months house arrest, 150+ hours community service, a 2 thousand dollar fine, and 2 years probation. So she took 1,000.00 dollars less from someone she didn't work for and got the above which most of the attackers of Betras usually love. So why the lack of attention for Sammarone, why the love? This guy gave 4 thousand bucks in cash to his employee after lying about his support for McNally and being aware of the wrongdoing. Here's what I think, Chuck thought McNally would be indicted and Kitchen would win so he greased the hand of who he felt could give him yet ANOTHER public allowance. Anyone who feels that this is to be tolerated is an idiot plain and simple. Or corrupt themselves given the hypocrisy of the above information.
April 21, 2014 at 11 a.m.
The real problem related to this issue is the fact that the political rumors associated with this seat were buzzing for years and STILL Munroe didn't field a challenger. JOKE. Furthermore it is the practice-not exception-that races go un-manned by Republicans within Mahoning County. I mean they don't even try to be flies in the ointment. The ongoing and recent convictions pertaining to Democrat officeholders have created huge liabilities that are never even spoken of by Mr. Munroe or Ms. Winbush or Mr. Butler or Mr. McCabe wanna know why? They prefer the cushy, non-working positions for which they receive salary and cherry benefits. The Republican Party could absolutely gain some traction if they would shine a spotlight on corruption within the County-Valley and the fact that every person involved was a D. To me this is the true corruption-apathy and personal gain.
March 21, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.
Absolutely appropriate sentence for a guy with no prior record. Further how do you base punishment on a crime where the negative effects cannot be assessed and the science is unsure of. Can't be punished for "what we think might possibly happen some day if all circumstances are right". I love the above whacko who is certain (and hoping) that masses of folks will die from cancer. Absolutely nothing scientific to support that statement. problem is-if it would further the environmentalist cause they would be grateful for those deaths. Nut balls man.
March 21, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.
My theory: Flick=Valley Politics=Jo6pack. Superman theory never post during the same period of time. Could be Oz could be Berger. Not certain both equally obsessed with things they fail at or bear no influence on.
March 10, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.
Okay-Haven't commented in a looooong time because generally don't like to consider myself as big an idiot as the majority of those who post here. So let me get this straight, state law and the Board of elections allows a mulligan on illegal contributions/ You mean there's like a do-over? I recognize that Sammarone is like gorilla stupid (at least in looks) and probably after being involved in 30 years of political campaigns for which he is one of the CLASSIC MAHONING COUNTY WHORES he really didn't know-disturbing in itself. However does this true watchdog of community concern and political corruption really have only that much to say about it. F*&#ing joke all of it. How come only some folk get the do-over? Couldn't it be said that this was "attempted" bribery so if Kitchen won Sammarone gets water commissioner like was the deal. Again that Sammarone dude is bad medicine man and its continually overlooked. Doesn't recall contribution. doesn't recall his involvement in promoting the sexual harassment of female staff. Tell you what-he sure recalls how to find the YMCA during work-hours.
March 7, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.
Statutorily the number of Democrats and Republicans at local Boards of Elections must be even. I do believe the IT Director at the local Board is registered Republican so they in fact may have an additional spot.
January 29, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.
Probably should apologize to both of them. You are one of the most sound thinking posters on this Board --emotion gets to all of us..
January 24, 2014 at 10:52 a.m.
Hey Nome de Plumartist!! Kurt W isn't the Kurt W you think he is.
January 23, 2014 at 4:21 p.m.