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Bully Pulpit

By Louie b. Free (Contact)

Published October 22, 2010

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Today, once again, the Mahoning County Commissioners gave time(way TOO much time) to former congressman James Traficant.


Once again, Traficant was a humiliation to this area.


Once again, he displayed a distasteful, no, disgusting 'style' of politics,hopefully, long gone from most areas in this country.


Last week, for some reason, the commissioners allowed Traficant more than 35 minutes during 'public comment' that is supposed to be limited to 3 minutes.


Traficant was going on and on in his usual nonsensical style when he began to berate the Vindicator. Traficant then directed his nonsense to Vindicator writer David Skolnick. Traficant then attempted an 8th grade bully 'stare-down' directed at David (which,by the way, David won)


 This week the commissioners gave Jim time AFTER the regular meeting - good thing as  Traficant came in unfashionably and disrespectfully late. Jim's advance team WAS there on time, but I must say, they looked like extras from a Soprano's episode. Ah, but again, this week, Jim brought nothing of substance,.....again, he chastised commissioners Traficanti (formerly Jim's loyal worker) and McNally in a manner befitting a middle-school playground.

Jim came to both  meetings with rhetoric and no substance --- his usual.

Unfortunately, today's meeting and last week's:  standing room only. Hopefully, no one was there from out of the area--witnessing Traficant's pubescent behaviour.

Sadly, this  area's so lacking in leadership that some STILL hold on while Traficant's weaves his stories about being set-up, railroaded , wrongly convicted, data centres and Native American casinos.....of course there's still some guys that believe the prostitutes when they say " I LOVE you..." when they're paying them for sex....well, at least those guys get SOME satisfaction!




1davidjohn(144 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

need corroboration on a rumor

didnt know which article to put it under

maybe i missed the story

heard that gains traficanti ludt and tablack tried to swing $50,000 to a big columbus firm

to defend the request filed in the supreme court by the cafaro lawyer

$500.00 per hour

in a county that always cries it is broke

why cant the prosecutor represent the county

or if there is a need for outside counsel how about local lawyers

who dont charge $500 per hour

and arent looking for $50,000

this is outrageous if accurate

the vindicator should be all over this

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2author50(1121 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

When are you going to have your facist buddy Lt. Mercer on again? I hear he has been burning the Bill of Rights every day, so he can fight crime 'his way'!

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3DavidSkolnick(57 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Jim didn't realize I was 8th grade staring champion at I.S. 72 in Staten Island in 1981.

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4author50(1121 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Louie entire show this week will be about the cat lady's shelter and not on any politics.

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5captainlinger(663 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago


Do you still play guitar for the Doobie Brothers?

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6thirdthink(11 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Louie: Couldn't agree more. I don't know what is more embarrassing: that we continue to publicize Traficant's insane demands through the county government, or that we had a welcome home from prison party for him.

Lesson for future officeholders- embezzle taxpayer and mafia money to become your community's Christ-like, Rev. Jim Jones savior and get your own radio show.

Beam ME up, because, frankly, I don't give a damn.

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7author50(1121 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Is Louie truly free?

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8author50(1121 comments)posted 5 years, 8 months ago

Get back at LOOIE for supporting more property taxes for everyone but himself by eating a hamburger!

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9author50(1121 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

Any status on LOOIE's house on Oakley in regards to the Mahoning County Health Department?

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