Josh Napier

Lexington, KY

#81 Nov 23, 2009
wondering wrote:
josh napier, just wondering what has happen between you and mr. webb. seems like you have a really deep dislike for this man. did he happen to tell you the truth about something instead of telling you something you wanted to hear or do you just not like the color of he's hair. can't be the you just disagree with what he says. something else is there. care to tell.
actually i know him. i played football with his son. personally Barry is a good feller. no doubt about it.
politically he is an idiot.
he is basically parroting the positions of his party leaders, and is oblivious to the fact that, that ship is sinking.
How about you do some of your own research and look at the french and canadian healthcare systems.
see this is the "business as usual" dem. move, when someone opposes principles it is construde as a personal vendetta.
as the same as my positions with obama, I am not saying these things about the person, im saying these things about the principles.
so "wondering" barry has done nothing to me, and i have nothing against him personally. but i have serious issues with his politics.
and im not happy that Jill York supports prevailing wage, but she stands for more of the principles that i do then does webb.
Wondering too

United States

#82 Nov 24, 2009
Josh, he is parroting the views of his parties leaders? I guess that is not what Ms York is doing also, but since you are in that party its ok. Your beef with Mr. Webb is his opinion on healthcare, is that not something being debated in Washington not Frankfort. As for your disapointment with Jill's stand on pre
vailing wage I wouldn't worry to much about that, its public record she supported Ernie Flechers right to work agenda while on the fiscal court and the chamber of commerce also has a right to work agenda. Her pandoring to the unions at this time is no more then a hope that they are as uneducated, simple minded and easy to fool as she thinks but I for one don't think so you can't change the spots on a leopard no matter how much paint you use.
Oh I see it in writing

Elizabethtown, KY

#83 Nov 24, 2009
Very often people run dirty campaigns that does not have anything to do with name calling. Watch the last week of this race and see if a AD does not come out with "public record she supported Ernie Flechers right to work agenda while on the fiscal court and the chamber of commerce also has a right to work agenda" this in it... And let me tell you that is a LIE Pure and Simple... What the ad will do is this: It will put in the voters minds that Jill is not pro union which she is VERY PROUNION and her voting record will prove it in Frankfort.. If this was fact it would be running in an ad right now but its politics they will wait until the last hour so she cant defend it and they win the game by playing dirty. Folks WATCH your back when people play politics this way because they will do anything to win and lie, cheat and sell us out to get what they want.
heard enough

Campbellsville, KY

#84 Nov 24, 2009
Oh I see it in writing wrote:
Very often people run dirty campaigns that does not have anything to do with name calling. Watch the last week of this race and see if a AD does not come out with "public record she supported Ernie Flechers right to work agenda while on the fiscal court and the chamber of commerce also has a right to work agenda" this in it... And let me tell you that is a LIE Pure and Simple... What the ad will do is this: It will put in the voters minds that Jill is not pro union which she is VERY PROUNION and her voting record will prove it in Frankfort.. If this was fact it would be running in an ad right now but its politics they will wait until the last hour so she cant defend it and they win the game by playing dirty. Folks WATCH your back when people play politics this way because they will do anything to win and lie, cheat and sell us out to get what they want.
Exactly what liberals do is lie, cheat & mislead people with untrue facts to get what they want now a days, and they are very good at it too.
Both Ways

Broken Arrow, OK

#85 Nov 24, 2009
I don't think the democrats have the monopoly on lying, cheating and misleading people. I think in most instances, the Republicans and Democrats are running neck and neck when it comes to unsavory campaign practices. Politics is a very dirty game, and it seems to bring out the worst in people.
Conservative

Whitney, TX

#86 Nov 24, 2009
My analysis of the York and Webb debate from Monday night. Two parts.

I listened closely to the radio on Monday night and took two pages of notes of which I've already posted. As before I will refer to the candidates by their first names as used during the debate.

First off the candidates have very similar views or both had a very lacked opinion on a couple of the topics. The first was energy policy, which is no surprise, both support coal and have at least some reservations about going whole hog into alternative energy. The other was the Governor's educational reform measures, again this is no surprise, its hard to have an opinion or to study a proposal when the Governor has only given vague speeches on the matter.

The candidates were similar with only a couple of key differences on four issues. On the budget Barry wants to use slot machines to add to the state coffers. On the issues involving jobs Jill wants to encourage call centers and technological services in rural areas,“farm sourcing”. When it comes to abortion Jill says that she will support the rights of the unborn and Barry says that tax dollars shouldn't be spent on abortion services. When it comes to party loyalty Barry was the only one who enthusiastically embraced his party claiming that they were on the right side of the issues while Jill said she was in tune with the party and then restated her values.
Conservative

Whitney, TX

#87 Nov 24, 2009
Now we come to the line in the sand. It's important for candidates to draw these lines so that their supporters and the voters can see the differences and chose who will represent them in Frankfort. These were only three issues, however, they are issues which each in their own right cause a great deal of debate: slot machines and gambling expansion, health care reform and illicit drugs.

On the proposal to expand gaming to include slot machines at race track the two candidates couldn't be further from each other and found no common ground. Jill claimed that the state constitution currently doesn't cover slot machines. She would also be a firm 'no' vote on the issue, however, she would vote to put the issue up for a constitutional amendment so that the people of Kentucky could decide for themselves. Barry said that the constitutional amendment that allowed the state lottery could be used to cover the slot machines. He said that he would vote 'yes' on the issue.

When health care reform came up it was framed with the topic of the day which is the current legislation in Washington. Again the candidates couldn't be any different on their views and really give a glimpse into the way that they view the role of government in the lives of the citizens. Barry said that health care reform was needed. He believed that the Canadian and French systems would make a good model from which to base an American system. At the very least he believes that the federal government should do an insurance program to provide more competition. Jill says that she is very skeptical of the current course of congress which would create a new agency. She further believes that the federal government should not take over 1/6th of the economy which the legislation would do. She also believes that more bureaucracy in health care would only harm the system and was not the answer.

Then there was the issue of illicit drugs and more notably the abuse and trafficking of illegal prescription drugs. Barry opened by lambasting the pharmaceutical companies who made the drugs claiming that they misrepresented their products and should be held accountable by paying for rehabilitation. He went on to state that their needs to be a federal prescription tracking system and that convicted drug dealers should have all their personal property seized. Jill responded with her view that illegal drug trafficking and doctor shopping should be the target of police investigation. She then praised the idea of the drug court to help the addicted come clean and endorsed the need for more rehabilitation facilities and programs for the addicted.

The closing statements made also give the voters a window into the way that the candidates view themselves and how they want to be viewed. Jill wants to be viewed as a problem-solver who uses common sense approaches to work on behalf of the voters. Barry wants to be viewed based on his life experience and political experience while lobbying on the behalf of unions.
Josh Napier

Lexington, KY

#88 Nov 24, 2009
yeah like unions dont already have enough lobbist in frankfort and washington already. the head of seiu has been to the white house over 20 times since the president took office. thats more then double of anyone else.
unions are gonna drain this economy and then no one will have employment.
the UAW already put GM and Chrysler in bankruptcy court, and they still are screaming for more.
well well

Ashland, KY

#89 Nov 24, 2009
Conservative wrote:
Now we come to the line in the sand. It's important for candidates to draw these lines so that their supporters and the voters can see the differences and chose who will represent them in Frankfort. These were only three issues, however, they are issues which each in their own right cause a great deal of debate: slot machines and gambling expansion, health care reform and illicit drugs.
On the proposal to expand gaming to include slot machines at race track the two candidates couldn't be further from each other and found no common ground. Jill claimed that the state constitution currently doesn't cover slot machines. She would also be a firm 'no' vote on the issue, however, she would vote to put the issue up for a constitutional amendment so that the people of Kentucky could decide for themselves. Barry said that the constitutional amendment that allowed the state lottery could be used to cover the slot machines. He said that he would vote 'yes' on the issue.
When health care reform came up it was framed with the topic of the day which is the current legislation in Washington. Again the candidates couldn't be any different on their views and really give a glimpse into the way that they view the role of government in the lives of the citizens. Barry said that health care reform was needed. He believed that the Canadian and French systems would make a good model from which to base an American system. At the very least he believes that the federal government should do an insurance program to provide more competition. Jill says that she is very skeptical of the current course of congress which would create a new agency. She further believes that the federal government should not take over 1/6th of the economy which the legislation would do. She also believes that more bureaucracy in health care would only harm the system and was not the answer.
Then there was the issue of illicit drugs and more notably the abuse and trafficking of illegal prescription drugs. Barry opened by lambasting the pharmaceutical companies who made the drugs claiming that they misrepresented their products and should be held accountable by paying for rehabilitation. He went on to state that their needs to be a federal prescription tracking system and that convicted drug dealers should have all their personal property seized. Jill responded with her view that illegal drug trafficking and doctor shopping should be the target of police investigation. She then praised the idea of the drug court to help the addicted come clean and endorsed the need for more rehabilitation facilities and programs for the addicted.
The closing statements made also give the voters a window into the way that the candidates view themselves and how they want to be viewed. Jill wants to be viewed as a problem-solver who uses common sense approaches to work on behalf of the voters. Barry wants to be viewed based on his life experience and political experience while lobbying on the behalf of unions.
If Barry thinks the Canadian & France health care should be a model for us and people are dying waiting to get heath issues treated I guess we can see who he stands up for and if he's ok getting the slot machines then he probably wouldn't mind getting prostitution ammendment started for the next round of new tax collecting bills after that.
I'm Voting For Jill!!
House

Olive Hill, KY

#90 Nov 25, 2009
My question is does Jill York know there are other places in the district other than Grayson? Places like Vanceburg and even Olive Hill. You can be involved in all the "civil" organizations youwant to be, but thats not going to help you in Frankfort. Down in Frankfort they don't decide between whether to have bluegrass on Tuesday or Wednesday night at the fair. They decided on whats best (supposely) for our country. A tough decision down there is deciding whether taxes need to be raised, not what type of flowers need to be growing on main street Grayson. Just saying being involved in "civil" organizations don't qualify you for being a state representative. Lets not forget also the pounding she took in her run for county office. To me that pounding alone would of told me I couldn't handle a run for state representative. Her only advantage is I'm sure she will get a heck of a deal on campaign posters to litter the county with.
House

Olive Hill, KY

#91 Nov 25, 2009
Sorry that should of been whats best for our state not country.
SAB

Dahlonega, GA

#92 Nov 26, 2009
Yeah, I'd say Jill York knows there are other places in the district. She has been to Vanceburg and Tollesboro in Lewis Co. several times since she has been a candidate. She was on the Carter Co. Fiscal Court as a Magistrate so she has taken tough votes and studied over issues that concern all of Carter Co., not just Grayson.
Another guy from Grayson

Grayson, KY

#93 Nov 26, 2009
This far into the campaign isn't it great to see no negative mudslinging from either candidate? Night and day difference from the Webb/Ditty one. Please keep up the clean campaign.
Josh Napier

Lexington, KY

#94 Nov 27, 2009
Another guy from Grayson wrote:
This far into the campaign isn't it great to see no negative mudslinging from either candidate? Night and day difference from the Webb/Ditty one. Please keep up the clean campaign.
that is pretty nice.
unfortunatly so much of what robin said was false.
Another guy from Grayson

Grayson, KY

#95 Dec 3, 2009
Whoops. Spoke too soon in commending both candidates for the clean campaign. Did you hear the ad by Webb that York prefers sending jobs to Pulaski County rather than creating them in Carter?Sorry Mr. Webb. I find that shameful.
reader

Elizabethtown, KY

#96 Dec 3, 2009
I find it shameful she voted to create jobs in Pulaski County instead of here where there needed. This is public record and all you have to do is go to the court house and read her record. She is saying all the good she a done for this area, will I for one don't consider this good for OUR area.
SAB

Ashland, KY

#97 Dec 3, 2009
From my understanding, the federal government was considering putting a lab in Pulaski Co. and the Carter Fiscal Court was asked to petition Congress to get the lab to Kentucky. This was something the court was asked to do for the sake of bringing a federally funded lab to Kentucky. I'm sure every fiscal court in the state was asked to support this endeavor. It was obviously a bi-partisan petition if it passed the Carter Co. Fiscal Court. It was an overall Kentucky effort to get the lab to Kentucky.
jobless

Salyersville, KY

#98 Dec 3, 2009
bob wrote:
webb doesnt know crap, jill all the way, she know hats she doing
all jill knows is how to sponge off her mom, even her dad couldn't run a sucessful business, not that is CRAP.
jobless

Salyersville, KY

#99 Dec 3, 2009
better choice wrote:
I will be voting for Jill, I believe she will much better than Robin Webb ever was.
you don't know anything. webb is not related to robin webb, although jill might be very related to the RUTH'S
better choice

Wagoner, OK

#100 Dec 3, 2009
Didn't say they were kin, read the whole sentence!

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