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3 9
"Chenango County Board of Super free loaders have once again officially denied a right to a fair contract for County Employees. The same offer gets the same answer right.. NO thank you Down with Super free loaders. "
Man from Norwich

8 6
"woman & man from Oxford. The county residents will and I mean will re elect all the county supervisors. They are doing the job they were elected to do. On the contract, take it of leave it. Plenty of others need work. "
Man from Earlville

8 5
"Maybe if the county employees got rid of a certain illegal contract clause that gives them raises if someone is promoted (cough highway cough) then this would be settled already"
Man from Oxford

4 8
"Chenango County Board of Super Free Loaders suck"
Man from Norwich

6 3
"So I hear County Employees were let down by their own Union Relations Specialist CSEA Unit 6400... I hear he pocketed $50,000.00 from the County Board to do this... I knew he was doing this for years WOW"
Woman from Norwich

5 6
"Health care should not be for profit!"
Man from New Berlin

6 3
"It is now considered Pres Obama's Fault that "Saint" Reagan gave arms to Iran for hostages, Trained and equipped the likes of Osama Bin Laden and that GW Bush invaded Iraq, killed Saddam, created the vacuum that made it possible for ISIS to rise up and behead journalists: Thanks Obama!"
Man from Oxford

9 4
"..done so more students can pass, thus make the teachers look good." Man from South New Berlin Thanks to Bush and no child left behind!"
Man from Preston

6 6
"Accuse the education system of dumbing-down society while you flick through the channels on commercial boob-tube. "
Man from Norwich

6 3
"I'm Baaaack... A good time was had by all at the Blues Fest. The four community poster is once again making claims with no proof, and sarcastically mocking other's opinions. We're all on this planet for such a short time, to be nice to one another, not to spread negativity. Grow Up four community poster, make Your "maker" proud."
Woman from Smithville

5 4
"Seriously. What towns will NOT re-elect the incumbent? Who will challenge the current 'super loaders' and win. 300 votes spread across all the towns amounts to a hill of beans and, more importantly, a re-elected incumbent. "
Man from Norwich

4 8
"Bring back Syracuse news........ Sign the petition circulating on Facebook, call the mayor, call city aldermen!!! Don't complain and do nothing....take a stand and be head!"
Woman from Norwich

6 4
"A RIGHT is NOT a privilege: You do NOT have to belong to a "club" to exercise your RIGHTS but you MAY join a "club" to expound upon, express or practice a privilege; Such as motorcycle club, chess club, sewing circle, Boys/Girls Scouts, Masons, Elk,etc."
Man from Norwich

8 4
"Tenure guarantees due process, not a job for life. It prevents a super from firing for political reasons; to get a relative a job; or "you just don't fit in" regardless of how effective a teacher is. If you want to improve, tie the admin salary to school performance. The school would then pursue the best teachers and use the process lose bad ones."
Woman from Norwich

4 6
"Re:"Fingerprints, permits, fees, background checks, etc. are INFRINGEMENTS!" So you're in a well regulated militia?"...I AM a CITIZEN entitled to RIGHTS under the U.S. Constitution...PERIOD! BTW There is no description, anywhere, as to what or how many constitute a militia; I, myself, am a militia of ONE."
Man from Oxford

6 4
"New Berlin Fire Department. Please teach your members the laws of the road. No need to drive 90 mph with a pickup truck up rt 8 and push cars off the road. "
Woman from New Berlin

6 5
"When the Republicans are in power the Democrats do the same thing. Quit your whining - get real. Stop being a cry baby." Who's crying. I'm laughing at the morons that think it's not completely obvious. BTW, never before has a party that lost a general election declared that their #1 goal is to oppose the president instead of actually working."
Man from Smithville

3 7
"The facts are inconvenient for me so I will faux post as Man From Smithville now. I'm an uneducated man child and I can't help it."
Man from Norwich

5 3
"Is Taking Back Chenango County still active, don't seem to hear anything from them anymore."
Man from Sherburne

5 13
"I have no life, so I will make 20 posts today."
Man from Smithville

7 11
"WOW Board of Supervisor's offer the County Workers the exact same offer they just turned down? Hmm...let the search for replacement candidates begin. Election year coming up, looks like we need Board Members who care about their employees and community."
Woman from Oxford

7 11
"I woke up this morning and thought to myslef, "why would I say yes to something I just said no to? Am I an idiot?" Well the answer is no, Im not an idiot, and the answer to The Board of Supervisors EXACT same offer as last time, is STILL NO!!! Wake up FREE LOADERS! Election year is coming up!"
Man from Norwich

6 12
"Board of Supervisors offer exact same offer to County Workers. What a Joke. Lets see how comfortable they feel going into next year, an election year with 300+ Union Members without a contract, when most Board Members got their seat in the first place with 50 or less votes. Finding replacements wont be hard."
Man from Oxford

7 10
""Why did Obama strengthen terrorists by giving them 5 of their worse back" well they were never tried or convicted. Guess if the HOP hadn't blocked the gitmo closing they would have been. On another note why did Reagan train all of them in the first place?"
Man from Smithville

5 9
""The man from Smithville is as central as Obama in his political opinions." We'll now we agree on something. Obama is pretty much a centrist as well."
Man from Smithville

8 11
"I agree with man from new berlin. It is impossible to get rid of a teacher once they have tenure. Who gets hurt are the students. They do not learn from that teacher. Tenure should be done away with completely. Students have to take tests maybe the teachers should be required to take a test to see if they know what they are teaching."
Woman from Norwich

6 6
""In the 70's the 3rd grade test question was, "Name the President of the United States:__________". Actual question on last year's final Civics class: "Fill in the blank: The U.S. President is Barack" - Either you make things up, repeat mistruths, or both. "
Man from Norwich

6 10
"You know, I'd love to get a Syracuse station to get my former hometown news as well. Trouble is, this is Binghamton's turf, and it doesn't matter who your provider is, any local station you get will be a Binghamton station. Blame FCC, not TWC. TWC is just responding to a valid territorial complaint. "
Man from Oxford

8 7
""Flooding in Arizona; Rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri; Beheading of an American newsman; and where is the President of the United States? - on the golf course and on vacation in Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod." - More of your elementary thinking. U probably defended Bush when his opposition ranted the same political haymaking nonsense. "
Man from Norwich

5 7
"MFSNB- that explains the continuing presence of the teachers we have with over 90% of their class not meeting minimums. At least they have time to overshare about their stock portfolios, multiple properties, boats, expensive cars and jewelry, etc."
Man from Norwich

8 4
"You do realize that the President still governs while outside the White House, don't you?"
Man from Sherburne

2 10
"MFS. So - what is new?? EVERY President has faced opposition from those who seek to derail them. When the Republicans are in power the Democrats do the same thing. Quit your whining - get real. Stop being a cry baby."
Man from South New Berlin

7 13
"Flooding in Arizona; Rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri; Beheading of an American newsman; and where is the President of the United States? - on the golf course and on vacation in Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod."
Man from South New Berlin

12 8
"In the 70's the 3rd grade test question was, "Name the President of the United States:__________". Actual question on last year's final Civics class: "Fill in the blank: The U.S. President is Barack ____________". Just one example of "dumbing down" of education - done so more students can pass, thus make the teachers look good."
Man from South New Berlin

13 11
"MFN - What do you mean "get rid of ineffective teachers"? Don't you know that with the current union rules, it is almost impossible to get rid of a teacher. In part, it is called "Tenure". What other job has such a guarantee that you will have a job until you retire? None that I know of."
Man from South New Berlin

5 10
"The man from Smithville is as central as Obama in his political opinions. Or far left. "
Man from Norwich

5 11
"...about hiding their faces, in other pics they were smiling as if they just got away with murder. "
Man from South New Berlin

6 12
"The Democrat strategy is and has always been to SAY whatever gets them elected. Obama is the epitome of that with Clintons a close second. Why did Obama strengthen terrorists by giving them 5 of their worse back and now we are back trying to reclaim Iraq, again. It's sickening."
Man from Norwich

1 12
""Dismissal of another persons opinion does not make you correct. There are obstructions on both sides of the aisle. Failure to recognize these facts makes you sound very narrow minded" - And right back at you. "
Man from Norwich

4 11
""are not truely paying attention. The obstruction is on both sides and they both gloat over it" - False equivalent. I've been paying close attention for many years. During Bush it was their way or the highway,"Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists" and since day one of Obama its been block, obstruct and shriek i.e. "you lie". "
Man from Norwich

5 12
"Hooray! Superloader comments are back!"
Man from Norwich

Tuesday, August 19th

10 4
"So I hear County Employees were let down by their own Union Relation Specialist CSEA Unit 6400... I hear he pocketed $50,000.00 from the County Board to do this... I knew he was doing it for years...."
Woman from Norwich

7 9
"Lol! The Oregon tea party is even selling "no compromise" shirts and hoodies. http://teapartyswag.com/OTP/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=767 It's their platform and there is no point in trying to deny it. They advertise it as their platform"
Man from Smithville

2 12
"Let's go into election year with out a contract, and let's see how many Super free loaders remain in their position.... Looking forward to it..."
Man from Norwich

5 10
"Chenango County Board of Super free loaders have once again officially denied a right to a fair contract for County Employees. What a shame. Well CSEA has news for you, members have voted NO and will once again.. Down with free loaders. "
Woman from Norwich

7 8
"“our great nation can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship, two traits for which you have become famous.” From a letter to republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee from a coalition of Tea Party groups. They urged him to not seek reelection because he was known for reaching across the aisle. "
Man from Smithville

9 6
"I do NOT recall sour grapes being exhibited as obvious as when BH Obama won the presidential election: It did not take place when Kennedy or Nixon or Carter or Reagan or Bush, Sr or Clinton or GW Bush was elected; Only with Obama did the loser state they would NOT cooperate with the victor; I wonder what was different!"
Man from Oxford

10 7
"Since Obama first term The GOP has set a new record for filibusters. Nope no obstruction there. Threatening to damage our credit by not paying bills for spending that they already passed to strong arm the president. Nope no obstruction there. Get real"
Man from Smithville

8 9
"The obstruction is on both sides and they both gloat over it." I'll go ahead a pin it on the party that made it their platform to oppose the president. Common sense kid"
Man from Smithville

8 8
""Dismissal of another persons opinion does not make you correct" but the facts do. If you can't see the blatantly obvious then that's your problem. The GOP LEADERS STATED THEIR PLANS To oppose Obama as their #1 priority. "
Man from Smithville

8 9
"Fingerprints, permits, fees, background checks, etc. are INFRINGEMENTS!" So you're in a well regulated militia?"
Man from Smithville

11 12
"Gasoline Futures have dropped approximately 40 cents in the past few weeks; Yet the price at the pump has dropped ONLY 16 cents: What has happened to the remaining 24 cents/gal drop that the market has experienced? THINK about that the next time your fuel supplier smiles at you; He's ripping you off and you don't feel a thing!"
Man from Oxford

7 13
"It amazes me how low lifes who get arrested for crimes, hide their faces for pictures.You had the stupidity to commit the crime but no guts to show your faces."
Man from Norwich

8 15
"Down with the Chenango County Board of Super Free Loaders"
Man from Norwich

10 13
"I have read the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights a number of times: It specifically states that "The RIGHT to bear ARMS SHALL NOT be INFRINGED"; An infringement is ANYTHING designed to prevent someone from achieving a goal, in this case a firearm. Fingerprints, permits, fees, background checks, etc. are INFRINGEMENTS!"
Man from Oxford

12 14
"The two most racist public figures are Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson. No matter what happens, they want to stir up racial bias. Even many blacks are saying the same thing."
Man from South New Berlin

7 15
"Chenango County Board of Super free loaders have officially denied a right once again to a fair contract once again. Well CSEA has officially news for you members have voted NO.. Down with free loaders "
Man from Norwich

7 8
"Be careful what you preach cause you might just have to live it ....."
Man from Outside Chenango

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