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View Poll Results: Would you vote for Chris Doherty for mayor if the election were held today?
Yes 17 33.33%
No 34 66.67%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-01-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Hey here's a question for you all, since I'm not living in the area right now. I've seen clips from a few of the Scranton City Council meetings on YouTube, and there are a few with this guy who comes in, usually wearing a baseball cap and who has what I think is a NY accent, and always gets into fights with the Council. Who is that guy and what's his deal? Just curious, thanks!
The man's name is Ray Lyman. I initially just thought he was a typical Scranton nut job that you see foaming at the mouth at the meetings (like Fay Franus), but once someone else on this forum (I think it might have been CHS89 or MrKrabs) informed me that he was mentally challenged, I immediately felt guilty for ever making fun of him. He's become a local "hero" of sorts though---he even has his own FaceBook fan site profile.

 
Old 04-01-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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The man's name is Ray Lyman. I initially just thought he was a typical Scranton nut job that you see foaming at the mouth at the meetings (like Fay Franus), but once someone else on this forum (I think it might have been CHS89 or MrKrabs) informed me that he was mentally challenged, I immediately felt guilty for ever making fun of him. He's become a local "hero" of sorts though---he even has his own FaceBook fan site profile.
Ah, interesting. Well, with that, I think you do have to give him credit for having the courage to go in there and speak his mind to the Council. And I have to think some of the Council members could try to not be so callous with him. Yes, I am sure it gets annoying having to hear him rant every so often (not sure how often he does this?) but having grown up living next door to someone who had Down's Syndrome, I am sympathetic to the fact that he might not completely understand how his behavior affects others.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: PA, PA, PA
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Exclamation HILLARY... OBAMA now I'm confused!

As you can see from my name I am (or was) a Hillary Supporter. I even gave her campaign money. I'm not one of those blind voters.That is, someone who simply sticks with a canidate. Although this time, with Hillary and the thought of the Clinton's again, I could not see me switching to Obama. Although, I must admit, there is something I liked about him....

Today, after a mounting heap of information that pulled on my support for Hillary...The report I just saw (and searched on Google to verify)...finally broke me!

Washington Lobbist MARK PENN, the long-time friend and top political stratagist for ALL their campaigns, Hillary's top advisor right now -is lobbying Congress to get a bill for Free-Trade passed for the Columbian Government who paid him millions of Dollars!Hillary supposedly said she is for UNIONS and is against the very same bill! This is THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLE RELEASED TODAY:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120726769569388303.htmlmod=googlenews_wsj

Coupled with Bill's $58 million from speeches and partnership dealings with Doubi and other Middle Eastern Oil Sultans!

Ohh! There is too much out there to even list...I'm so disapointed...I don't even feel like voting...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18958566


Input, info or help anyone?
 
Old 04-04-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I plan to cast a write-in vote for Dan Hubbard.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Northern Wayne Co, PA
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Amanda, I can not say I am surprised by the info in your post. Ron Paul for president!!!!!!!
 
Old 04-07-2008, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Amanda, I can not say I am surprised by the info in your post. Ron Paul for president!!!!!!!

I will be writing in Ron Paul in November whether he's running or not. I refuse to hold my nose and pick the lesser of two evils as I always do. I will vote my conscience, which, if more people did this, maybe we could change the government from the same old corrupt "liberals vs. neocons" failure.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Sheeptown, USA
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I will be writing in Ron Paul in November whether he's running or not. I refuse to hold my nose and pick the lesser of two evils as I always do. I will vote my conscience, which, if more people did this, maybe we could change the government from the same old corrupt "liberals vs. neocons" failure.
What have we got to lose? I see nothing promising in Hillary, Obama or McCain. With those choices we're screwed three ways.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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we're screwed three ways.
Under different circumstances that phrase might sound appealing, but I must agree with you, MrKrabs, and MermanMike that this election will once again come down to choosing the lesser of two evils in November.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Drama Central
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Thats the end result for almost every election at any level.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Anyone thinking of supporting Barack Obama, please read this before you vote. I could never vote for him in good conscience, and an Obama administration is a scary thought to me:
Why Jesus would not vote for Barack Obama

I'm not exactly a Hillary fan either, but even she would be better than Obama. And before I get labeled a republican, I'm not a McCain fan either, as I'm opposed to the Iraq war.
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