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April 20, 2014

Responds to challenger’s response to his release To the editor: A few things really concern me about Commissioner Halleck’s response to my press release requesting politicians to voluntarily undergo......

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questioner

Apr-24-14 4:38 PM

So in the next elections we have as long-shots Mr Walker (with a public indecency charge), Pastor Ginter (write-in replacing Newbold--has run unsuccessfully for offices in the past), and whoever that young idealistic guy is who over-inflated basically everything on his resume (skills, jobs, hours in his day--somehow he has more than the rest of us).

Is our county special or is this the new black in politics?

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ladybug

Apr-22-14 11:08 AM

Not allowed !

If management isn't smart enough to know they have a problem when it's the same ones all the time calling Off then ?

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GrantMingus

Apr-21-14 10:01 PM

Distraction*

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GrantMingus

Apr-21-14 9:56 PM

Ok, Mr. Brown, then why is there a post on your Facebook page (titled "Columbiana County Government Watch") from April 13, with a link to this original headline with the caption "Drug Test Halleck And Bailey"?

And once you're done eating your shoe, explain to me how leadership is described by standing for something, publicizing it, putting the pressure on the other candidates and making the conversation about this issue, not the job itself, but this issue alone? If you wanted to show real leadership, would you not have already taken a drug test and published the results? Or is it really just to keep the focus on this completely pointless idea? Because, to be honest, If you want to have a conversation about drug testing politicians, fine. But is the campaign for county commissioner where that argument should take place? No. Is it really just that Mr. Walker wouldn't stand a chance on the qualifications for the job and ideas alone, and needs a good healthy dis

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RealDeal

Apr-21-14 9:03 PM

Where did Walker accuse anyone of using drugs? You people are so tainted with the ooze of Columbiana County politics that you already assume the worst. He attacked no one. This is leadership. You can't even recognize it.

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ladybug

Apr-21-14 3:06 PM

Hey that's a good one !!!

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GrantMingus

Apr-21-14 2:18 PM

What scares me is the number of people who vote and don't even know if they're voting for a person or a potato.

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ladybug

Apr-21-14 2:13 PM

What scares me is the number of people applying for a job nowadays who fail a drug test .

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ladybug

Apr-21-14 1:56 PM

It's puts an extra burden on both .Because something doesn't get done

Exaggerating . No i'm not . It was a weekly occurance with these people

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GrantMingus

Apr-21-14 1:53 PM

LOL...so, what YOU'RE saying is, you don't care what any of the candidates have to say about the position they want to be elected to, you're just going to vote for this guy because the other candidates won't take a drug test?

You want to know why this country is a dump and 17 trillion in the hole? Go find a mirror.

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ladybug

Apr-21-14 1:52 PM

It's called politics .

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GrantMingus

Apr-21-14 1:38 PM

And I suppose my question is somewhat rhetorical, because he's clearly trying to control the conversation and paint his opponents as drug users--likely because he has no idea how he could do a better job than Mike Halleck as commissioner. The reason I'm pretty sure of this, is because all he had to do was say it once, take a pee test, publish the results and that's it. That's if he REALLY believed in that. Instead, it's a crack pot scheme to make the other candidates look bad. Why hasn't he taken his yet? Or is he waiting 30 days until everything is out of his system? :)

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GrantMingus

Apr-21-14 1:36 PM

No it didn't, it put the burden on the employer. If you were doing extra work to cover people who didn't show up, then you were only screwing yourself. And I'm sure you're exaggerating.

And no, that's not what I'm saying. I'm ASKING if this is all the guy wants to talk about or does he have anything to say about improving the county? Is it about him being able to do a better job, or is it about trying to convince people that Mike Halleck is a drug user and win on baseless accusations? If all he cares to talk about is drug testing politicians and not what he would do with the position, then why would I care to listen? We're electing a commissioner, not a drug test compliance officer. It's not even on the radar of what his duties would be as commissioner.

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ladybug

Apr-21-14 12:41 PM

I'll tell you what makes me sick !

40 % of the people I worked with on a daily bases used. And you never new when they where going to show up.Which put the burden on the other 60 % to cover their lazy ass.

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ladybug

Apr-21-14 12:33 PM

And, So your saying it's alright to ask certain individuals to be tested and others to get a pass ?

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GrantMingus

Apr-21-14 8:52 AM

So, is this Mr. Walker's entire platform? Or does he actually have anything to contribute as commissioner? Is this just a dog and pony show or does he actually have anything substantial to say?

And you people who desire to make someone prove their innocence make me sick.

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ladybug

Apr-21-14 7:06 AM

Just like the congressman who wanted welfare rec. to be drug tested and ended up getting busted himself

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ladybug

Apr-21-14 7:05 AM

Right on ! Seems like they always want someone else to be tested.

Never mention themselves.

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Ethomas38

Apr-20-14 6:46 PM

Mr. WALKER,

Your rebuttal to Halleck's response is 100% on the spot.

Halleck is so off kilter his walk is crooked! Halleck never has held a real job nor has he ever been a friend of the people. Halleck is out for Halleck, PERIOD!

Yes, Halleck is always shown in photo's when something good is done however the good is never because of Halleck, it's because there is a photo op that Halleck can't miss out on. Who were the first persons to run to a drunk friends assistance at the jail? Halleck and his buddy Johnson.. How is this good for the people?

A drunk is a drunk! Why would anyone feel it not a necessity to be drug tested when running for public office? The only reason I could see is if that person has something to hide! Maybe we should make Halleck do a drug test IMMEDIATELY!

This county has a HUGE drug problem however the same old still applies. NOT HERE! No Way!

Wake Up people, even our village, city, county and state employees have drug abuse problems!!!

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