Friday, August 28, 2009
Canton Police Investigate SW Shooting
Police were called to the 2200 block of 10th Street SW at 8:55 p.m. where a man was shot in the groin and suffered a head injury, said Lt. Roger Crihfield.
Thank you Rep staff for accurate science reporting.
I wanted to ask Mayor William J. Healy II and Fire Chief Stephen Rich how it is that there has been only one ambulance — and on Aug. 22, no ambulance — running in the city (“Canton Fire Department short on staff Saturday morning,” Aug. 23)?
There have been very limited and sometimes no EMS services provided to Canton’s citizens. Instead, the city is using the surrounding townships, like Plain and Canton townships, to provide the ambulance service.
We don't know about you, but we find this a little disquieting.
Why complain - looks like we needed some redistribution of resources here.
TMelvill, you are Village Idiot of the Day, August 27, 2009.
This is Mr. T's third award this month. Remember, he's the guy who doesn't need the sheriff's department since he and his wife are lock and load ready. (Go to the Cast of Characters/Plot Lines sidebar to the right and click on his name for details of his past awards.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
After we read Bummy's comments on Mass Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies we knew we had our winner, so we didn't bother to collect any additional words of condolence. We now regret our decision, since the thread has been closed.
YES YES YES!!!!!! HE HAS FINALLY GONE TO SPIRIT PRISON WITH THE REST OF HIS WICKED FAMILY! HE SHOULD HAVE DIED IN THAT CAR WITH MARY JO, BUT I AM GLAD NOW THAT HE SUFFERED BEFORE HE WENT. THANK THEE LORD FOR GETTING ONE MEAN WICKED PERSON OFF OF THIS EARTH & NOT TOO SOON. THANK THEE LORD!
followed a while later, in the wake of complaints:
THERE WE GO! LOOKING FOR SOME GOOFY LITTLE THING TO TRY & CUT ME DOWN 'CAUSE OF THR REAL TRUTH I TYPE IN. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE MY CAPITOL LETTERS, WHICH I NEVER SEE ANYONE COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM WHEN SOME ONE ELSE USES THEM, THEN JUST SKIP ON PAST MY COMMENTS, 1/2 WIT. THIS PERSON, TED, COULD NOT SMELL WHERE RONALD REAGAN WENT TO THE BATH ROOM. NOW THAT IS NOT AS BAD TO SAY AS PACKING SAND, SO THERE IS NO LOGICAL REASON FOR THIS NOT TO BE POSTED, & IF IS TOO HOT HERE FOR YOU LEFTIES TO HEAR THE REAL TRUTH, THEN DO NOT COME TO THIS SITE FOR A FEW DAYS, 'CAUSE YOU WILL SEE JUST AS MUCH OF WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ AS WE WILL. STIFFEN UP YOUR little LIPS & CRY IN YOUR HANKIES, BUT BE A BIG ENOUGH PERSON TO NOT RIDECULE ME FOR USING MY LARFGE LETTERS TO CELEBRATE A GREAT CAUSE!:) THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH FOR LETTING ME SHOW MY JOY OVER THIS GREAT EVEVT. MAY BOBBY BYRD BE THE NEXT TO GO START HIS PUNISHMENT FOR HIS EVIL DEEDS TOO
We can't forget, however, a new contestant, JBern500 in an accompanying thread, Republicans Join Democrats in Mourning Kennedy.
Let us all remember Ted Kennedy for what he really was and that my friends was a drunk and murderer. He also never worked a real job in his entire life and lived a very extravagant lifestyle off of the tax payers money, that would be you and I. Why is the press making him out to be this great saint and how wonderful he was for this country, you might want to ask the relatives of Mary Jo Kopechne. For those of you who don't know Mary Jo Kopechne, she is woman that Ted Kennedy left to die in the pond on Chappaquiddick Island on Martha's Vineyard.
For sheer meanness of spirit, not to mention poor netiquette, we name Bummy, once more, Village Idiot of the Day, August 26, 2009. (Award #6 We're sure he can make it an even dozen by the end of the year.)
We'd give a pass to JBern500, except for the crack that the job of US Senator is easy, if existent at all. We suggest s/he try it for awhile. There's an opening in Massachusetts right now. Since we doubt JBern500 will take the job, even if offered, we offer an Honorable Mention in its stead.
We also note that when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, people cheered that, too.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
James Mammone, the self-confessed "revenge" killer of his two children, Macy, 5, and James, 3, and his mother-in-law Margaret Eakin, sent a 6-page letter to Rep reporter Shane Hoover outlining his reasons for the murders. Mammone, facing the death penalty, is currently being held on $15 million bond at the Stark County Jail awaiting trial. The Rep did not publish the letter, but summarized Mammone's narcissistic "justification" for wiping out his family:
The letter claims that Mammone never gave investigators a reason for the killings and that they didn’t ask.
Then it tries to explain why he killed his children.
No good comes to children whose parents divorce, and Mammone wasn’t going to allow their safety and innocence to be compromised, the letter states, although the writer doesn’t specifically say what endangered the children.
“I did not wish for harm to come to my children, but I concluded there was no other way to ensure they were going to receive to proper spiritual care they had been promised,” the letter states.
After the children’s deaths, Mammone became enraged and went to Eakin’s home, where he killed her, according to the letter.
“While I confess to being totally without just cause for needlessly murdering Margaret Eakin, I still feel as though I did the most merciful thing I could do for my children (based) upon the conditions of their environment, and the bleak outlook of the future they were to face,” the letter states. “If the public is outraged over the loss of my (children’s) life, then I beseech them to not let Macy and James die in vain!
“Stop getting divorces!
“Stop breaking up your (children’s) homes!
“Stop making vows to God that you aren’t (willing) to keep!”
About 3/4 of commenters to this article and a later piece, Jail Letter on Mammone Case Turned Over to Authorities, were outraged that the Rep gave Mammone a platform, claiming the paper had "glorified" Mammone to make money (one of the nicer accusations). We disagree with that evaluation, but we'll let that go for now.
Buried amongst the outrage were two comments from HeresJohnny.
Like Truman Capote's In Cold Blood Mammone lost his marbles from stress.The best thing to do is not marry these spoiled witches.Then you will not have to deal with them. There are 1000s of traditional women to pick in Southeast Asai 3 out of 10 are sincere. Just do not send them money and see them for a long time before you go there and meet them.Hang Mammone for murder! This girl who messed with his head is not innocent either. She is nuts too.
When commenters complained, he replied:
Confucious say: Before you embark on a journey of revenge dig two graves.
These comments are eerily similar to Braxton's comments back in June, in which the apparently now-banned commenter argued that Mammone should simply have murdered his wife and be done with it.
HeresJohnny's comments aren't idiotic They are ugly and dangerous. Any woman involved with him should walk. Correction: Run! NOW.
We were all set to grant HeresJohnny his second Village Idiot of the Day award, but on second thought, how about Dirtbag of the Day? He is no better than James Mammone. And, he's walking the streets.
CORRECTION: The Rep posted the complete text of the letter here
Monday, August 24, 2009
It's hard to believe that Reppies could hate more than they have proven they can, but they've given it the old Can-town try, and they can. This afternoon, Reppies hate bombed Wireless Program Makes Phones Available Free to Low Income Households for Emergency Calls, shutting down the discussion. The article read in part:
TracFone launched SafeLink Wireless in Ohio this month, a free service that will provide eligible, low-income households with a free cell phone, mobile access to emergency services and free 68 minutes of air time each month....SafeLink has become part of the FCC’s Lifeline and Link-Up programs, which began in 1984. Link-Up helps consumers with telephone installation costs, while Lifeline provides discounts on monthly phone service. The aim was to make sure low-income people could reach out for help during emergencies.
The TracFone program is part of the Low Income Program of the Universal Service Fund (USF) administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company. It is funded by contributions from the USF collected as part of the US charge billed to cell phone users. It is not supported by federal tax dollars.
We read this story as an afterthought, and knew immediately to expect a full-frontal attack from the vermin that haunt the dank spaces of the Rep. We were right. We saved 52 comments before the thread was shut down. We are tempted to include all of them here, but that would be too much for the delicate stomachs of our civilized readers. We are, therefore, limiting comments here to the most ignorant, stupid, and ugly, classified under Racist, Sexist, and Classist. Some overlap, so we have arbitrarily chosen the major classification for each. We are particularly struck by the snivel of middle class entitlees that believe the poor lead the Life of Riley on their hard-earned dime. Or is that simply the unvoiced fear our snooty writers may soon be the recipients of free non-governmental cell phone service for the poor?
If anyone would like to read all of the comments we saved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to forward it to you.
I can see it now......somebody with one of these phones will roll up next to me in traffic in a white Cadillac Escalade...........
They should recieve cars also. After all how do you get to the store? Better yet, free parking at all O`jays events.
They allready scooped up all the old houses in town ( for free ).. this is why certain neighborhoods are the way they are...you stick section houses in the middle class neighborhoods, and what happens? they sell druds out of them, they attract bums, drug addicts, prostitutes, so yeah canton does have a housing problem ! this might sound racial , but how many white people do you see living in those new habitat houses? you know, the ones with the new caddy in the driveway........ B###S**T !!!!
While we we are on this rant....While at Giant Eagle a few weeks ago, a savy on the public dole dirtback was inline ahead of me. I, a hard working, would like a steak once in a while guy witnessed the following. The well spoken, (yeah right) under nurished (obese) drain on society was very happy to yank out her free food card in front of me. I was pleased to buy her a couple of steaks and a few racks of ribs via her free food card...AKA welfare card......But being the scam artist she was>>>>SHE MADE SURE SHE USED HER GIANT EAGLE CARD FOR THE FUEL PERKS!!! I / WE paid for the food and she gets discounted gas! I asked the cashier if it is legal and she said it happens all day long. If thats not a crock of *&^% and for the record yes she did drive away in a newer SUV that I cannot afford to own..
A cell phone for emergencies I'm good with, it's the rest of the stuff thats killing us.
SORRY.....my brain was working faster than my fingers....should have said SAVVY on the public dole DIRTBAG. Also she was'under NOURISHED'. WILL TYPE SLOWER NEXT POST.....
Even though some people are low income, they still manage to come up with all kinds of money to buy their cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, and lottery tickets. Let them buy and pay for a cell phone like everyone else. If you give them one for free, I'm sure that one of the emergency calls will be the need to call for pizza.
wow...must be nice. I sure wish us middle class could get some help like this... I work all week, but after paying all my bills each month, there are NO monies left over for a cell phone ...NOT EVEN A DIME! hmmmm
Most of the people that I see on government assistance has the most high tech cell phones and they are either talking constantly or texting. Ray, lets add the latest clothing styles, hairdo's, and nails to your list.
I concur kshd, we do not have money for cell phones because we are paying for these! I guess it doesn't pay to be the working humps, huh?
How can people on welfare and low income even afford cells phones? I may not be at poverty level, but I still cannot afford a computer line and cable and a cell phone, so I had to give up the cell phone so I could pay for my computer line and cable.
This sure teaches our poverty level citizens that it pays to not make over poverty level amounts.
Middle class pays for everything for everyone, when they cannot even afford to have it themselves.
Look at health care. Government get's the greatest health care there is and look who pays for it .
I have been in a welfare receipients home, their children have all kinds of video games, big picture tv,brand name clothes, (not from the Goodwill either), computer, all of their chidren have cell phones. These people are on Welfare and have more than I could ever imagine having. The furniture is all up to date, nothing out of style. The only thing they don't own is a home and they are probably smart not to.
I own a home, work my *** off, pay taxes and property taxes and still cannot afford things that these low income family's have. What is wrong with this picture is what I would like to know.
The mother doesn't work, they live in a house for free, (at least they have a roof over their head and don't have to pay for it). While I go to work everyday, have to pay taxes to keep a roof over my head and pay taxes to keep a roof over their heads while they are out buying computers, tv's, cell phones, nice clothes, and computer games. What is this teaching our society?
It just repeats iteself over and over again, they are not teaching their children anything but to live off of other people's tax money that is circulated to our government facilitiies.
They don't have to worry if they are going to have to have enough money to pay their property taxes to keep a roof over their head because they don't have too someone else is paying it for them. They probably don't have to worry about food either.
Where do they get the money for all these things is what I would like to know, but yet are at poverty level and getting government assistance.
No wonder everyone wants to live in America! Come on over, the middle class will pay for your children and you so you can have all the luxuries you want. Not need, want.
You're right,kayal276. I am for helping people, but not to the point that it causes entitlement mentality. I was behind a lady at the grocery store, her kids wanted some gum. She originally told them no, but they picked it up and gave it to her anyway. They chose the kind that were over $2 a pack, so that was $4 in GUM! She just took it from them, said ok, and paid for it with the foodstamp card. I bet if she would have had paid for that with actual cash money she would have thought about it a little more. For me, that would be almost a 1/2 hour of work. I would never pay $4 for gum.
I am sick to death of yet another freebie for low income. Where is the handouts for the middle class working their butts off.
My spouse works two jobs and I work myself . We pay our bills and help our children out a little with their education. There is not one freebie that I am aware of for the hard working middle class. The people I know that are low income already have cell phones and services on them that even I don't have due to the extra cost!!!! Maybe we could offer these recipients of the tracphones jobs instead.
I am just waiting for the day that us middle class will get kicked out of our homes and the 'low income' will be given the homes. The justification will probably be 'You people work all the time and cannot enjoy the home, soooo these people who do not work can really enjoy a nice home.....here is your cot to sleep in the back room of your workplace. And by the way, your kids will live at school so they can be indoctrinated 24/7 with liberal ideals!'
I agree wiseguy, med alert is a worthy thing for the elderly and truly disabled. This cell phone idea is truly insane. The radicals truly have taken over.
More than 46,870 people in Stark Co.are eligible ??? No mention of what this program cost is but I guess no expense is too great for helping these poor low-income households. Free medical, housing, food stamps and now cell phones..........sometimes I wonder why I'm so stupid to keep working so hard to make ends meet when I could just give up trying and hopefully get on some of these programs.
Lets see these people get:
Section 8/Federal Public Housing Assistance (free housing)
Food stamps (beer, wine, cigarettes, and Frito's)
Supplemental Security Income (spending money to buy some crack)
Free National School Lunch Program (mom was on crack and couldn't pack the Frito's)
General Assistance/Disability Assistance (can't have enough assistance can we, now I can park in the handicap spot at Wall Mart)
Home Energy Assistance (free gas, electric, and water)
Supplemental Security Disability Income (see two line above)
Ohio Works First or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Maybe I should check this one out, sounds like a great way to get started at top of list)
Now 68 min for everyone in the household per month for emergencies, I wonder if the new baby gets one.
Come on people we can do better that this. How about a $200.00 gift certificate at Wall Mart per week, or free car insurance in case those 22's get stolen. Why don't we start a 401K program for them? I know, what about a round trip vacation to Disney World twice a year. You know those dumb tax payers won't even know the money is gone.
Why would anyone want a minimum wage job if they were getting all of the above? If you raised minimum wage to $20.00 per hour they would break even.
Next they will be giving them 68 gallons of free gas a month too. what a crock of Sh*t.
This is not about people who fall on hard times and use the program to get back on their feet. This is about the people who have MASTERED the program and are now in their 4th generation of living off the government.
I know a guy who recently told me to my face about his girl friend being on welfare. He makes over $90,000 a year acording to him. He told me he hasn't bought groceries for the last two years. She moved in with her two kids and life is good. He bragged about all the steaks they eat, and how much money she gets.
And yes you can get alcohol, cigerettes, and lottery tickets with your food stamps, you just haven't figured out the system yet. Would you like to trade $50.00 worth of food stamps for $20.00 cash?
I seen someone said give them a free car...., well hate too tell you but they do !!! its some kind of welfare program, the ( poor ) live better than me. if i was lazy and flat broke maybe i could get me a free car, house, food, gas, elec, and then use my welfare check too buy me some $100.00 jeans that are 5 sizes too big, maybe my girl could get fake nails once a month, and we all could get new jordans,,,, this is a big problem here.this is one reason things are the way they are... gotta help the low-class or it will be discriminating, or be called racial !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then there's Evie7808 who has fallen on hard times:
i really dont know what to say about this article...my husband is a college graduate, had a wonderful job in com;puters,, we had a home, and i was a stay at home mom..my husband lost his job, we lost our house, and car..we were saved by help...i always looked down on people who got assistance....but now i am one of them..alot of people look down on us but you know what?? this system was supposed to be for people like my family and myself..not for people to abuse it and not do anything for themselves..but one thing needs to be address: if you want to spout negative things about getting these services you better be a little more educated about them...you CANNNNOT get alcohol and ciggies on food stamps...i, for one, will not be doing this program..there are alot more people out there worse off than myself who need these phones.. so in short, dont look down on us who actually try to do something with their lives and are on assistance..we really are trying to move forward..
who was quickly assured by dewthedew88 that nobody was talking about Evie, (IHC Note: yet) who due to her class and perhaps race privilege is amongst the unfortunate but worthy poor.
I'm sure people are not talking about you Evie. They are talking about generation welfare recipients who take after their parents and grandparents who were always on welfare! These people who are on welfare all find money for cell phones and their nails and alcohol and smokes. Alot of them sell their foodstamps for a buck. They have those cards and they take the person in there with them they buy 50 bucks worth of food and the person gives them the cash. I don't believe anyone begrudges your family who actually requires help, just the low lifes!
We have several winners today. Since there's not much competition in the first two categories we name:
Racist Idiot of the Day: Joe McPott because he's had years to get his mother out of "the 'hood" and hasn't, at least according to him. Maybe he's afraid his mother will "sell druds" and contaminate his neighborhood.
Sexist Idiot of the Day: Bopeep. Would you complain if the woman didn't use her Giant Eagle card?
Classist Idiot of the Day: Tie! Sourdough Sal and ajcohio
Our Gal Sal holds a special place in our heart for pure venality. Even more now that she confessed the other day that she's a graduate of Malone College (now Malone University):
Go Malone! I am a proud alumni. Anyone who attends will receive a rock solid education with a strong emphasis on religion, morals, and ethics. This is a wonderful contrast to the ultra liberal public universities!
We'll bet our red and white Malone beanie that she didn't study religion, morals or ethics under John Oliver, Jr.
From the tone of Sal's posts, particularly the second one cited above, we suspect that Mother Sourdough read We the Living to Baby Sally, en utero. We hope Sal has stocked up on Splenda to sell on the black market once the government kicks her and her starving child into the laundry room to make room for Canton rabble to dance and make merry in her master suite. A Christian Randian is indeed scary.
ajcohio has a very warped view of people on public assistance, as dionnem99 (below) points out. We suppose it thinks it's funny. It's not. What do they say about protesting too much? BTW, we know people out in the 'burbs who consider a bag of Fritos (Not "Frito's") an adequate meal for man, woman, or child.
No award to Evie7808, but a hearty welcome to Genteel Poverty We suggest you go to the library and check out Jane Eyre, Bleak House, and Sense and Sensibility. (Don't buy them. If somebody sees you at Borders, they'll report you to the Rep). Unless you have an off-chance of coming into a substantial inheritance from an uncle in Yeovil you've never heard of, your only way out will be to divorce your husband and marry up.
We also commend theme19 and dionem99 for condemning the hate in this thread and going to bat for the needy. We wonder how long it will take for some of our Reppies to join their ranks--of the poor, that is.
I'd get into specifics but we all know that would be futile, as there are so many morons who use this comment board, I would spend all day addressing each individual comment.
So, instead of wasting all day prioritizing the idiotic statements based on their degree of ignorance, I will just ask where did all this hatred come from?
Do you all really think that it is warranted to come on here and whine and gripe like a bunch of spoiled children? In lieu of that, why not offer a solution to what you find bothersome?
You seem to hate people who have found themselves on Public Assistance and for as frustrated as you may be and as warranted as it is to be disgusted by the 'career Welfare Recipient' that do most definitely exist, what makes you the superior being?
All that separates the majority of people on Public Assistance from those who are not is a twist of fate; a budget cut by an employer; economic strife; a sudden illness; an accident; bad luck or any number of other things that would be no ones fault.
Don't think you're all that superior just because your portion of the parapet you sit upon hasn't fallen down yet.....It could happen to anyone at anytime and land you face down writhing for help. Be glad it is there, if you ever call.
SO LIGHTEN UP!
I agree with theame 19 why do u all have so much time on your hands to hate people who need help.. i just like you get up and go to work everyday TWO jobs and pay taxes at both of those jobs so i dont feel like you are paying for anything for me. i pay the same taxes u pay... i pay a mortgage just like you with no section 8 however i do get food stamps and medical and free lunch( by the way ajcohio i am not and have never been on crack) i put my clothes on and go to work just like you.. this really shows how ignorant people can be. the fact that u have a problem with people getting assistance is just crazy and that would be why our community is so divided now.. for those of you who are doing all this complaining hope that you never have to apply for government assistance if something goes wrong in your life because you will then see that even though you work hard you may still need help at one time or another.. i am not ashamed of the fact that i recieve food stamps or medical or qualify for this phone in fact i look at this all as a little savings plan... THE TAXES I PAY COMING BACK TO ME... this really says a lot about or community!!!
For some time now, we've noticed that the new posting rules at the Rep weren't being enforced. Racist and other questionable comments posted by new handles pop up every few days.
Here is what Editor Gauger posted on July 2:
Starting today, any new registered user will automatically be set to require editor review before publication. Until now, all new users’ comments have published immediately.
We’ll move new users to “trusted” status when we’re persuaded they can be, well, trusted, and only then will their comments publish immediately. Users who register under obviously fake names (Bugs Bunny, Canton Commenter, I M Smart, etc.) and provide a free e-mail address (@yahoo.com, @gmail.com, @live.com) will have a higher bar to cross to persuade us they can be trusted.
Yet, we found this One Hit Wonder the other day, since removed, attacking Councilwoman Mary Cirelli's hair. We' don't believe it deserved removal, despite its poor taste and stupidity (as opposed to the racist comments which just keep going and going and going and do need removed) but we've not seen hide nor hair of "ttt" before or after this post, that we remember. So how did "ttt" get "trusted" status?
Canton Mayor Grilled Over Layoffs
mary, why dont you go to the salon with the rest of the old bittys and get your hair done,i think its fitting to tight to your scalp
Next, we have not a One Hit Wonder, but we hope a Gone Hit Wonder--VOID winner "colorless" and her/his "shut the F*** Up!" comment earlier today, also removed. The big mysteries: was the word botectomied, did "colorless" do it on its own, or was the post removed because it called out people with the "F word." We'll never know.
Obama's Audacity of Arrogance Will Be His Downfall (spelling not corrected)
HERES JUAT TO NME A FEW OF THE KOOLAID HATE GANG....
mary v parker
If BO said to take red hot forks and poke out your eyes and you dont agree...' the KOOL AID GANG ' will be on here to tell you why you should shut up and just do it , or blame Bush or try to make you seem crazy for haveing common sence or say something about race thats why your not doing it ect ect ect ... i wish your and your club would shut the F***K Up! and let the normal people have a say too... without being jumped because they dont agree with your views!!!! no matter what the subject is these people have a negative comment on every post in the rep
Finally, where in the world is Clarence Beeks? We suspect Clarence is brooding on the island with LeVar Burton, Col Jessep, Fawn Leibowitz, Big Al Carter, Theodore Donald Kerobatos and Harry Hartouian. Or in Octopuppet's head. Same thing. Libel's not nice.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Ever notice that a handful of infrequent posters make up in vitriol what they lose in volume?
For instance, there's "tom n lou" and its obsessive hatred of the Democratic Party. We feel that hatred of both major parties is warranted, but "tom n lou "drives partsian hatred to new depths of absurdity. Take this comment in response to the release of Libyan terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, convicted and sentenced to life for the 1981 bombing of PanAm Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland:
tom n lou
Release of Lockerbie Bomber Reopens Old Wounds for Alliance Family
Hey...it could be better for him. He could run as a democratic Senator and WIN....these dems have huge hearts.
We, too, disagree with the Scottish government's decision to release al-Megrahi, but, we were unaware until "tom n lou" came along that the Democratic Party is a Lybyan terrorist symp. Or lest we be accused of favoritism, the Republican Party either, though we'll give a pass to Dick Cheney. We also note that our favorite conspiracy theorist Alex Jones suggests that Lockerbie was a CIA black op. Actually, if "tom n lou" had argued that, instead of calling the Dems Lybsymps, we'd be less inclined to name it Village Idiot of the Day, August 20, 2009. And that's saying something.
This is "tom' n lou" second VIOD. The first was granted on June 19.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
We were gifted yesterday with Bummy's reappearance in Michael Jackson to be Buried on His Birthday.
With civil discussion dead at the Rep, at least as long as Octopuppet & Entities are allowed to post, we are happy to find another "safe" forum. We especially like the registration statement, which reads in part
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit...
(If Dr. Hardy can keep a record of IP numbers and track down and expel abusers, we wonder why the Rep can't.)
Dr. Hardy is conservative, but he's no Reppie. And dare we add: a regular commenter to I Hate Canton. We look forward to the discussions. Some Rep regulars are already there.
Go the link above to sign up.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
The latest event to run afoul of Reppies is the annual O'Jay's Family Reunion, held this year at Nimisilla Park and Fawcett Stadium. The event, in its fifth year, featured a youth basketball tournament, rides, games, food vendors, entertainment, a parade, a dance troupe, ballroom dance presentations, and an amateur night at the Apollo. The big draw was the big entertainment: the Whispers, Maze with Frankie Beverly and, of course, the O'Jays. This year about 15,000 people reportedly showed up bringing a boatload of money into our economically depressed area.
You'd think our Reppies would be proud that Canton is the hometown of the O'Jays, one of the most successful R&B/Soul groups of the 1970s. They were inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame class of 2005 with U2, the Pretenders, Percy Sledge, and Buddy Guy. You'd think it would be an honor for Canton to be the host town for the O'Jays Family Reunion. It's kind of like having the Temps or The Miracles in your own backyard.
Unless you're from Canton.
The Rep's upbeat coverage and positive reports from normal people of the 2-day event were met with howls of disapproval from our resident crabs. Under People Travel Near and Far to Attend O'Jay's Family Reunion we find a collection of complaints running from inconvenience to racist. It appears that some of the most egregious comments were removed by the Rep, so we are working with what's left.
This is ridiculous i live by fawcett and its almost 12:30. They are still playing music as loud as they were 3 hours ago. This is uncalled for and unnecessary.
Thanks for the throbbing music until 12:30 and the trash left all over the neighborhood where people parked wherever they wanted to.........we really appreciate it! And PS--I live on the north side of Fulton across from the Hall of Fame, so don't give me the BS about moving in next to a stadium please.
Once a year ? These people do this all the time. What about the working class that had to be up at 4:00am for work. Family reunion my ears, at least shut it down at a decent hour. Have some respect for the working class who support you.
i had freinds working a drink stand and the people that came to the concert were all a bunch of rude disrepectful degenerates!!! some even threw dinks on the workers just to make the an already bad situation worse!!! i hope Obo the great never comes here the city would probly burn like south certral LA,
by the way my brother had a live band on his out door deck at his bar play till 10 pm in canton township like the stadium and was ticked by the stark county sherifs so 12:30 may have been past the legal time for noise???? so i can say they had the right to complain......
We're going to cut the first three whingers some slack today. Maybe music really does keep them awake. When we can't sleep we stick in the earplugs and listen to old Iggy Pop or Anthrax and fall right into dreamland, but that probably doesn't work for everybody. A Saturday night concert running until 12:30 AM, though, hardy seems out of line. We've been to weekday night discos on the beach that don't even start until midnight and run until 5:00, ending just in time to go home, change clothes, and go to work.
I Hate Canton really wonders, though, about gmorris' and BlackHoodedSaxon's (dare we ask what that means?) inordinate concern for the sleep deprivation of "working class people," of which we guess they are not. We have, in fact, never heard such a complaint issued in class terms before. We cornered a friend of ours who happened to be close by to get his opinion. He cuts and lays tile for a living. His response was "WTF does that mean? Who cares? Stupid people." Granted a 1-person poll is hardly meaningful, but there are now two of us who find this "concern" suspiciously odd.
What "gmorris" and "Saxon" really meant was, "I'm supporting your lazy ass with my hard-earned, government-stolen tax money while you ( black) deadbeats, degenerates, and baby makers are out partying. Show some respect for you hard-working betters home in bed by 9. Like us.
And for "colorless," what do we say? If so many concert goers were riotous and assaulting vendors, why weren't the police called? As a veteran concert goer ourself, we can recall times when police billy-clubbed our riotous brethren and sistern for much less than dumping drinks on somebody. On a deeper level, "colorless" is hinting that O'Jays fans are a threat to society and would burn the town to the ground if Barack Obama came to visit. This make no sense, unless 'colorless" is suggesting that th O'Jays Reunion was packed with "rude disrespectful degenerate" Reppies. They're the only people we can think of who would loot and burn the town at the sight of the president.
Due to the incendiary comments of "colorless" we feel it our duty to award him or her our Village Idiot of the Day for August 16, 2009. He or she shares the award with BlackHoodedSaxon who would have placed second had it not been for "Have some respect for the working class who support you."
A close second is awarded to gmorris.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Take this story: E-mails Land Local Police Dispatchers in Hot Water
See, two of Stark County's finest police dispatchers were popped recently for sending an ugly little picture around to their colleagues. Ohio Daily Blog.com broke the story on Friday. Later that day, the Rep picked it up.
The Rep's Edd Prichard writes:
The e-mail in question is a photograph of Air Force One and claims the plane’s identification number has changed since Barack Obama became president. The photo has been doctored to show a new number of the plane’s tail. The combination of numbers and letters spells out a racial slur.
We suggest you go to Ohio Daily Blog for details, including this link to the picture and emails. The picture the dispatchers found so hilarious is also posted on the right. We suppose somebody will kick us for posting it, but we think it's important for Stark Countians to know what those who protect and serve do when they're protecting and serving us. As of this writing, three Ohio Daily Blog stories on the incident are at the top of the blog's page, just below a poll and a entry on healthcare.
According to the Ohio Daily articles, North Canton Dispatcher Anita Malachowski and Uniontown Dispatcher Holli Webb are both currently on administrative leave while the incident is investigated:
Dispatcher Anita Malachowski forwarded a message she received to an undisclosed number of recipients. Clearly a violation of the public trust and jeopardizing the police officers in her department.
What's more shocking is that the story doesn't stop there.
Malachowski received the email as part of a larger email blast sent by Uniontown Police Dispatcher Holli Webb.
Our white Republican Reppies, of course, have their own take on this: what's the big deal?Two-time VIOD winner (see IHC May 30 and June 11, 2009) "Mandim," fired the opening salvo:
Followed by another former winner, Frank Manello, (see IHC May 6, May 11, May 30, June 18, 2009) who really should know better. At least he uses his real name:
I received the email in question. I figured it was just another screwup by the government. You mean it was faked?
Followed by Badlarry. Remember him? He's the guy who posted racist remarks last Fathers Day, quickly removed by the Rep, about a biracial couple and their adopted black children. Larry received the coveted VIOD for his brilliant comments; then slunk back under the floorboards where he mouldered until yesterday.
what the big deal omg i think it funny lollllll
and finally, a new competitor, taking valuable time off from being The Great Santini:
Bull Meechum. (We wonder how Mrs Santini feels about her husband shacking up with "Col. Jessep").
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Seems that during the weekly meeting of the County Commissioners, Sheriff Tim strip-search-her-for-her-own-good,-boys,hehhehheh Swanson sent a letter to the board complaining about his department's lousy finances. Here is how Kelli Young reported the Sheriff's lament:
Read a letter from Stark County Sheriff Timothy Swanson about the department’s financial condition and staffing. Swanson said that staffing has dropped from 255 workers in 2007 to 224, including 40 employees who are paid by grants or through contracts and not from the county’s general fund. Due to increased prisoner bookings at the county along with additional obligations, Swanson said the office is researching going to 12-hour shifts to help with staffing shortages, but would need the approval from the unions. “We are stretched to a critical point and will have to address closing portions of the jail as our next challenge,” Swanson wrote.
It's unclear from Young's report what Swanson expects the county to do about it. Probably, the Sheriff's account on his screwed up jail is a test drive to terrorize the public into demanding more money for the county's humble hotel and security service.
It's an old trick.
That said, the idea of closing down jails, laying off deputies, and making Canton and environs even more unsafe from native and illegal thugs that Reppies insist rule our local highways and byways can't make the most unpleasant Reppie do the happy dance. There's a silver lining though, that should lighten their fearful load. Swanson's threat of 12-hour shifts for deputies and staff--IF he can bring the union around. (right!) Why do we think the sheriff will try to turn this into 12 hours work for 8 hours pay? Since Swanson reportedly puts up his Gone Fishin' sign and spends as little time at the jail that he can get away with, he won't have to deal with the problems that such stretched service might create anyway.
Of course, this wet dream isn't gonna happen, except in the jealous mind of TMelvill who can't stand the idea that somebody, somewhere has some job benefit he doesn't.
If the union's do not want to agree to work 12 hour shifts then shut the jail wing/s/ down and lay off those jailers necessary to meet the budget. It is high time we let these 'unions' know that they too work for the taxpayers and that we are not getting pay raises or even coming close to their health care, pensions and benefit packages. At the same time the sheriff has to recognize that double-dipping is unacceptable anytime, but especially when we are confronted with 12.4% unemployment in the non-public sector of Stark County.
But there's more to this than just fiscal jealousy and a dislike for union cops who are probably closet Marxists anyway. In a separate comment, TMelvill reveals he supports jail closures, deputy layoffs, and public unemployment because he's better trained than most cops to handle law enforcement situations. TMelville and Mrs. TMelvill, you see, are "fire arm trained," locked, and loaded. And they have dogs. No doubt cops would just get in the way of TMelvill Justice. And vice versa.
I don't need an officer to respond. My wife and I are firearm trained and certified. I doubt that any officer is better prepared. You can protect yourself to if you decide to take responsibility. The fact is that if and when someone were to attack you there is no chance of an officer being there to take care of you.
My dogs, burglar alarm and cameras protect my acreage and house. I was taught as a child to take responsibility for yourself and your property. So, in a sense I guess I put my life on the line every day for the sake of my community and myself. In fact, I even have a CCW. Perhaps some day I may even come to your rescue.
I Hate Canton feels Melvill's pain. We are all for self-defense. We don't particularly care for police, though Marxist law enforcers serving and protecting Stark Countians pique our interest. Do they discuss What is to be Done with crack dealers? We love guns. Theoretically we support CCW. We just don't like its implementation by whacked Constitutionalists who have little regard for private property rights beyond their their own front door. We find it especially odd that these self-defined anti-government types (depending on the government, of course) have no problem signing up their guns with the police, and are dumb enough not to know they will be the first to lose their police-approved weaponry when the wrong government takes notice.
For being snooty and panting at the thought of union cops being thrown out of work because they are union cops, we once again name TMelvill Village Idiot of the Day, August 12, 2009
Bring it on, TMevill!