Ohio House member resigns

Ohio House member resigns

There are 23 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Apr 24, 2008, titled Ohio House member resigns. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

When state Rep. Matthew Barrett, D-Amherst, inadvertently flashed a photo of a topless woman on a wall during a presentation to high school students last year, the lawmaker blamed his teenage son for loading ...

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workin hard

United States

#3 Apr 25, 2008
the quality of politicians today....in it for themselves and the benefits....not PUBLIC SERVICE...when will we realize we need to look at a person's character, morals and values before they are elected....a sorry state of affairs for Americans.
Hubert

Mansfield, OH

#4 Apr 25, 2008
Another stupid democrat bites the dust. Elect republicans and keep the morals of America strong. Protect our children, not blame them.

McCain 08
GetReal

Medina, OH

#5 Apr 25, 2008
Hubert wrote:
Another stupid democrat bites the dust. Elect republicans and keep the morals of America strong. Protect our children, not blame them.
McCain 08
Yea right. Had he been a republican, the picture would have been of a naked man. A vote for McSame and you'll have the same.
Something Wicked

Stow, OH

#6 Apr 25, 2008
GetReal wrote:
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Yea right. Had he been a republican, the picture would have been of a naked man. A vote for McSame and you'll have the same.
Funny but true..ha ha.

I'm glad Barret resigned, he should have double-checked his presentation before he went to the high school...idiots abound in the state, and they somehow make it in politics.
voter

New Philadelphia, OH

#7 Apr 25, 2008
There all as guilty as Barnett every last one of them!!
Exposure of Barnett will only delay theirs and if it were not true just sit back and take a look around the state.
Trust,mood point,purely personal are catch words without meaning. Legislate is a real word and we get a lot of that these days.
workin hard

United States

#8 Apr 25, 2008
Something Wicked wrote:
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Funny but true..ha ha.
I'm glad Barret resigned, he should have double-checked his presentation before he went to the high school...idiots abound in the state, and they somehow make it in politics.
they make it in politics or governmnet because they can't survive a real world job....So, if he had double checked the presentation it would have been OK to have the picture on a public presentation?? We don't set high enough standards for those who are to REPRESENT US....no public servant should have a picture like that on a presentation.....another result of Slick Willy and his "I got a way with it so it is ok for everyone"..
Something Wicked

Stow, OH

#9 Apr 25, 2008
workin hard wrote:
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they make it in politics or governmnet because they can't survive a real world job....So, if he had double checked the presentation it would have been OK to have the picture on a public presentation??

We don't set high enough standards for those who are to REPRESENT US....no public servant should have a picture like that on a presentation.....another result of Slick Willy and his "I got a way with it so it is ok for everyone"..
If he'd double-checked this, he could
have removed the photo, right? I also wonder how
his son got hold of this presentation. Did he
sabotage his dad on purpose? Who's fault was it
really? Still glad he resined.
Something Wicked

Stow, OH

#10 Apr 25, 2008
that is err, resigned.
Mark

Loudonville, OH

#11 Apr 25, 2008
Something Wicked wrote:
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If he'd double-checked this, he could
have removed the photo, right? I also wonder how
his son got hold of this presentation. Did he
sabotage his dad on purpose? Who's fault was it
really? Still glad he resined.
Plese re-read the article.

His son had NOTHING to do with it. Rep Barrett threw his son under the bus last year by accusing him of supplying the photo, but was forced following the investigation to admit that it was entirely his own fault - he lied to try to cover his backside. That is why he was forced out by the Democratic leadership.
Ahau Kin

Maumelle, AR

#12 Apr 25, 2008
None of this would have happened except he was careless. He should have run thru his presentation beforehand, but no doubt didn't give this particular task much priority.

Maybe he was surfing porn the night before the presentation.(Ooooh, like guys never do that, even the high & mighty?)

I wonder what a flap it would have made if it was a hard core image?

Politicos are allowed to lie to us but they can't get caught lying to each other, I suppose.
harmon

Canton, OH

#13 Apr 25, 2008
The system just doesn't work.
We the people have no idea who we are / have elected. To the vast majority, elected officials & candidates are just faces on TV and sound bytes saying what we want to hear.
The solution:
Polygraph Test All Elected Officials Once A Year
Ryan

Akron, OH

#14 Apr 25, 2008
Ok folks. I guess no one here is familiar with how a PowerPoint presentation works?

It's basically like an old fashioned slide show but done on a computer. You have to create and load your slides into the specific program ahead of time. There's no way a photo can "accidentally" be present in a PowerPoint slide.

There are two possibilities here. One, the newspaper didn't get all the facts to the story and this photo was not in the PowerPoint presentation. Instead, the Rep. accidentally clicked on it before or after running the presentation, causing it to open. That is doubtful though.

The more likely scenario is that it was slipped into his PowerPoint presentation ON PURPOSE without his knowledge. Now who precisely would be motivated to do that? We know that apparently the politician knew the naked woman in this photo and she lived in his district. We know that he had a wife and four kids. We know that spouses would be angry if they discover their significant other is having an affair. We know that sometimes spouses might want to get revenge.

Is anyone else able to put the pieces of this puzzle together? It's not a difficult puzzle. The box says "For Ages 6 and Up". Even a child could solve this mystery.
Cavscout

Cleveland, OH

#15 Apr 25, 2008
Right on Ryan!!! There is no way the picture "accidenally" popped up on the slide show....there is more to this story than the media is presenting.....what kind of father throws his son under the bus like that? I'm sure he will win the award for "best father and husband of the year"
Something Wicked

Stow, OH

#16 Apr 26, 2008
Cavscout wrote:
Right on Ryan!!! There is no way the picture "accidenally" popped up on the slide show....there is more to this story than the media is presenting.....what kind of father throws his son under the bus like that? I'm sure he will win the award for "best father and husband of the year"
Agree, the true story is hardly ever reported accurately. Barret is a scumbag.
Does it again

United States

#17 Apr 26, 2008
Mark wrote:
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Plese re-read the article.
His son had NOTHING to do with it. Rep Barrett threw his son under the bus last year by accusing him of supplying the photo, but was forced following the investigation to admit that it was entirely his own fault - he lied to try to cover his backside. That is why he was forced out by the Democratic leadership.
This is nothing new. Something Wicked has a SERIOUS reading comprehension problem. Just ignore him/her like most of us do.
Does it again

United States

#18 Apr 26, 2008
Ryan wrote:
Ok folks. I guess no one here is familiar with how a PowerPoint presentation works?
It's basically like an old fashioned slide show but done on a computer. You have to create and load your slides into the specific program ahead of time. There's no way a photo can "accidentally" be present in a PowerPoint slide.
There are two possibilities here. One, the newspaper didn't get all the facts to the story and this photo was not in the PowerPoint presentation. Instead, the Rep. accidentally clicked on it before or after running the presentation, causing it to open. That is doubtful though.
The more likely scenario is that it was slipped into his PowerPoint presentation ON PURPOSE without his knowledge. Now who precisely would be motivated to do that? We know that apparently the politician knew the naked woman in this photo and she lived in his district. We know that he had a wife and four kids. We know that spouses would be angry if they discover their significant other is having an affair. We know that sometimes spouses might want to get revenge.
Is anyone else able to put the pieces of this puzzle together? It's not a difficult puzzle. The box says "For Ages 6 and Up". Even a child could solve this mystery.
Ryan,

It was reported that he had the Power Point stored on a flash drive, and that he inserted the wrong flash drive into the puter.
Something Wicked

Stow, OH

#19 Apr 26, 2008
Mark wrote:
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Plese re-read the article.
His son had NOTHING to do with it. Rep Barrett threw his son under the bus last year by accusing him of supplying the photo, but was forced following the investigation to admit that it was entirely his own fault - he lied to try to cover his backside. That is why he was forced out by the Democratic leadership.
You caught me, I listened to ABC news who didn't tell the complete story. It was still reporting Barret's claim that his son put it in there. Only skimmed the bj article.
I was hinting that dad set son up...didn't know if true or not at the time.
lookout

Mansfield, OH

#20 Apr 27, 2008
Isn't it funny that the news has barely touched this story. If it had been a Republican, we'd be hearing about it for hours on end per day. Unfortunately the media is so far left that America is being mislead and being duped in sooo many ways.
Mary

Willard, OH

#21 Apr 30, 2008
Hubert wrote:
Another stupid democrat bites the dust. Elect republicans and keep the morals of America strong. Protect our children, not blame them.
McCain 08
Yes, let's alllll vote for McAmnesty and we'll have a nation completely overrun with illegal aliens. THAT'LL protect our children all right. By the time our children reach working age, America will be a third world nation, many of them will have been raped, killed or both by illegal aliens. The ones who live won't be able to GET a job because they'll all be underbid by illegals. Then our children can take what little money they DO make and pay outrageous taxes to support all the illegals while they send their kids to our schools on YOUR childrens' tax dollars, sign their kids up for free lunches and breakfasts at the schools YOUR kids pay for.

And McAmnesty is the one who wrote that so-called "immigration reform" bill that Americans blew out of the water last year. We shut down the White House phones, so many of us called in opposition, in case you haven't taken your face out of tv and the mainstream news long enough to figure it out. You have a computer...USE IT. Read! You'll never hear the truth on the lamestream news. They feed you what your government and big business wants you to eat and you just "open wide", don't you?

I can't believe you even SAID that!!

YOU had better read a little more about McIdiot's illegal alien views and then read a little more about all the crime and disease illegal aliens bring, not to mention the AMERICAN jobs they take and how they downgrade the salaries of jobs that are left by the cheap slave wages they accept. Read about neighborhoods ruined by 25 illegals living in one home, bringing down the value of the AMERICAN'S home next door. Read about AMERICAN families who can't go outside in their own yards because illegal aliens go outside and take a whiz in the yard while the family next door tries to have a cookout in their "American dream" back yard with their children. And all this is just the tip of the iceberg and McShame sanctions it ALL....for you and I.

If you vote for McShame, when this country rolls over on it's side and chokes on its last breath, you'll know who to thank....yourself and people like you!

You might also want to google viet nam vets against mccain...read about what a traitorous coward he was in Nam...see the pictures of him having TEA AND COOKIES with the Viet Cong leader! Hear how he hushed up the fact that he sold out fellow soldiers and caused their deaths just to get medical care and tea and cookies...then come back and tell me you still want to vote for that scumbag.
Mary

Willard, OH

#22 Apr 30, 2008
lookout wrote:
Isn't it funny that the news has barely touched this story. If it had been a Republican, we'd be hearing about it for hours on end per day. Unfortunately the media is so far left that America is being mislead and being duped in sooo many ways.
They sure are. More of them need to read different news on the internet. They'll come a lot closer to getting the truth there than they EVER will on our corporatized news. They hide news from us all the time; both of the republicans AND the democrats as well as other important issues for Americans. The corporatized news will only tell us what the corporations that own them WANT us to know...period.

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