Curious

Dravosburg, PA

#1 May 9, 2013
I just happened to notice that all three endorsed candidates have the same message at the bottom. "Paid For By The Friends of Mike Cherepko". I'm sure there is nothing illegal about that but it is disturbing. Didn't these candidates care enough about serving the city to invest some of their own money like others do on signs? Did they have to be coerced into running? How are they ever supposed to disagree with the Mayor when they are now financially indebted to him?
Honest Geppetto Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#2 May 9, 2013
It's a fairytale nightmare where puppets rule . Jimmy was Lou-igi's puppet & Peeper Mikey is Jimmy's marionette . So now Peeper Mikey wants some puppets besides Daniel-do & the one who grew up on Eaton . At least the puppets on the skool bored have their own stage & auditorium. Is the Viking the puppet playhouse or just the 'ship of fools '? We already have mimes that 'won't ' talk - so where's the white-face make-up ? Tee hee hee .
Pay 4 Play

Mckeesport, PA

#3 May 9, 2013
Curious wrote:
I just happened to notice that all three endorsed candidates have the same message at the bottom. "Paid For By The Friends of Mike Cherepko". I'm sure there is nothing illegal about that but it is disturbing. Didn't these candidates care enough about serving the city to invest some of their own money like others do on signs? Did they have to be coerced into running? How are they ever supposed to disagree with the Mayor when they are now financially indebted to him?
Mikey got a lot of his campaign money from the senator. The senator most likely ordered him to spend it on JB's daughter and other yes candidates.

Every pay for play City vendor contributed to Mikey. Even the Pork contributed $2,500 to either JB or MC. This is what got the turnpike eight indicted -- shaking down vendors. Maybe this is why the AG subpoenaed the mechanical device records from the City?

Remember Mikey got caught with a $750 contribution from MACM and MEMS that he returned after the news media exposed it.

The machine candidate will win because no one votes against Santa Claus who delivers job and favors.
Concerned Attention

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 May 10, 2013
I see a lot of whining here about the unfairness of the "machine"...yet no one antes up and runs for office.

Hmmmmmmm.

There IS a solution to what you complain about....RUN FOR OFFICE YOURSELF.
Junior Traffic Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 May 10, 2013
Concerned Attention wrote:
I see a lot of whining here about the unfairness of the "machine"...yet no one antes up and runs for office.
Hmmmmmmm.
There IS a solution to what you complain about....RUN FOR OFFICE YOURSELF.
Are you volunteering to be a campaign manager?

Folks who try to run against the status quo need deep pockets because they don't get the endorsed money and support.

How about it?
Is There Any Hope

Mckeesport, PA

#6 May 10, 2013
Concerned Attention wrote:
I see a lot of whining here about the unfairness of the "machine"...yet no one antes up and runs for office.
Hmmmmmmm.
There IS a solution to what you complain about....RUN FOR OFFICE YOURSELF.
You are so clueless and naïve - the machine is well entrenched like the bedrock under our homes. And, has been for many decades. Did you miss all the signs for the senator's daughter in all the employees yards and all those he did favors for?

People are realistic and know that the death grip on the Port by the machine is impossible to beat in the voting booth. That is why they do not run and those that are sought out to run are then owned by the machine. Just look at the machine owned MACM, MHA, RACM, MASD, and council majority. Give a relative or friend of a board member or city councilman a job then the machine owns him/her for life. The unions support the machine.

The only hope in the Port is what happened to stop or impede the dynasties of DeWeese, Veon, Habay, Fumo, Orie, Imbrogno, Pretzel, the Pork, Turnpike Commission, and the Luke -- that is AG or FBI subpoenas and indictments. Their presence trumps all the plunk and straight Democrat votes.

However, it will never happen in the Port. So the only option the people have is to whine and complain and wish for indictments of the guilty. It happened in Clairton to Ralph Imbrogno.

Some may philosophy that every day the good citizens get one day closer to justice, subpoenas, and indictments. May be there is a very faint ray of hope in the AG slot machine raids and the subpoenas served to many and for the City Hall mechanical device registration records.

Only time will tell!

I believe the future of the Mob Valley could be enhanced if the AG subpoenas and State Grand Jury result in the indictments of those appointed and elected official linked to the slot machine consortium. Or, it could all start a domino effect with the trial of the TPC's Skip.

If you want to label me a whiner -- then you are free to do so! But my whining will change to cheers when and if the bad guys are indicted and convicted in the Mob Valley.
Santa Claus Delivery

Mckeesport, PA

#7 May 10, 2013
He delivers jobs and favors and entitlements and I vote for him every time.
Decided

Baltimore, MD

#8 May 10, 2013
Tedesco and Chiaverrini will get my votes. I may throw Walker a vote too. No endorsed candidates for me.
No to the Endorsed

Mckeesport, PA

#9 May 10, 2013
Decided wrote:
Tedesco and Chiaverrini will get my votes. I may throw Walker a vote too. No endorsed candidates for me.
My wife and I will never vote for any endorsed candidate. A vote for them just entrenches the senator more.
Just My Take

Mckeesport, PA

#10 May 10, 2013
I think that AJ can outsmart and outspend the senator in any election.

He will beat the endorsed female candidates.
Troublemaker

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 May 10, 2013
Decided wrote:
Tedesco and Chiaverrini will get my votes. I may throw Walker a vote too. No endorsed candidates for me.
Weren't Tedesco, Chiaverini, and Walker endorsed candidates last time?

I'm suspicious of the former buddies who say they answer to nobody now. They could be cutting a deal on the side.
Not

Vienna, WV

#12 May 10, 2013
I believe Patrick Chiverini is not the same as the school board candidate.
Archives

Elizabeth, PA

#13 May 10, 2013
Troublemaker wrote:
<quoted text>
Weren't Tedesco, Chiaverini, and Walker endorsed candidates last time?
I'm suspicious of the former buddies who say they answer to nobody now. They could be cutting a deal on the side.
Walker was endorsed in 2009. Pat Chiaverini has never ran before. His brother Joe was on school board. Tedesco was not endorsed for council in 2009 or mayor in 2011.
bygone days

Mckeesport, PA

#14 May 10, 2013
We need the Slugster to run again, I really miss those 4,000 yellow and green signs!
Concerned Spectator

United States

#15 May 10, 2013
bygone days wrote:
We need the Slugster to run again, I really miss those 4,000 yellow and green signs!
Will he be running with the Klan party....can't read a topix thread without seeing something about his klan affiliation. How much hate can one man have?
Slugster 4 Mayor

Mckeesport, PA

#16 May 11, 2013
Concerned Spectator wrote:
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Will he be running with the Klan party....can't read a topix thread without seeing something about his klan affiliation. How much hate can one man have?
Only your hate exceeds the hate you falsely accuse the Slugster of having. You are the hate King and Czar and want to deflect it to the beloved Slugster who is loved by all races and votes, except the city official who tried to frame him.
Dont Hate Appreciate

Kabul, Afghanistan

#17 May 11, 2013
Slugster 4 Mayor wrote:
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Only your hate exceeds the hate you falsely accuse the Slugster of having. You are the hate King and Czar and want to deflect it to the beloved Slugster who is loved by all races and votes, except the city official who tried to frame him.
I heard that the Slugster once shot a man for snoring....a minority man of color if I heard the story correctly. Legend he followed the shooting with a cross burning followed by some pagan ritual. Quite the hateful man if this story is correct. Ran across it on the prothonotaries site....cost me a bundle.
Hate Monger Rehab

Mckeesport, PA

#18 May 11, 2013
Dont Hate Appreciate wrote:
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I heard that the Slugster once shot a man for snoring....a minority man of color if I heard the story correctly. Legend he followed the shooting with a cross burning followed by some pagan ritual. Quite the hateful man if this story is correct. Ran across it on the prothonotaries site....cost me a bundle.
You story is a fable and incendiary but above all a Democratic machine type lie right out a page in Chicago politics.

You are a hate monger and have a disturbed and twisted convoluted cranium. You should seek out the beloved and benevolent Slugster He will arrange for you to get the medical treatments you desperately need. He has friends at the County and can get your Prothronotary excess fees returned, if any.

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