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Since: Nov 11

Moscow, PA

#1 Apr 16, 2012
Not sure if a lot of people saw the televised (debate) interview with both Brian Rich and Dave Argall this past week. While not a fan of either it was a very telling debate. While Brian Rich was calm and did talk specifics endlessly, it was Argall who at every opportunity to speak did so like a rabid animal, he seemed vicious, angry and just down right negative and as he spoke his face was red and his demeanor that of a hateful person, I was expecting him to begin foaming at the mouth. So did anyone else see the debate and what are your thoughts on each candidate's performance?
dede

Selinsgrove, PA

#2 Apr 16, 2012
GarbageTown wrote:
Not sure if a lot of people saw the televised (debate) interview with both Brian Rich and Dave Argall this past week. While not a fan of either it was a very telling debate. While Brian Rich was calm and did talk specifics endlessly, it was Argall who at every opportunity to speak did so like a rabid animal, he seemed vicious, angry and just down right negative and as he spoke his face was red and his demeanor that of a hateful person, I was expecting him to begin foaming at the mouth. So did anyone else see the debate and what are your thoughts on each candidate's performance?
can this debate be found online? either text, aduio, or video?

Since: Nov 11

Moscow, PA

#3 Apr 16, 2012
dede wrote:
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can this debate be found online? either text, aduio, or video?
Yes, it is online and can be watched a SSPTV.com
wow

Selinsgrove, PA

#4 Apr 16, 2012
Not sure once I watched the debate I switched my opinion on Rich. He wants Pa. to be a right to work state?? Hmmm sure he does he is a business owner, sure he want to pay employees slave rate! During the debate I you hear from rich is putting a man on the moon, come one this guy seem narrow minded and fixed on two issues, there are many issues in this state not two! Plus ask the Rich corp what they did to the Wadesville Fire Co. outside of St.Clair, Pa. Not sure he is the right person for me! Just my opinion!

Since: Nov 11

Moscow, PA

#5 Apr 16, 2012
I agree and as said I'm not a fan of either person, however as I watched the debate, Rich was talking calmly about many issues and while I disagreed with him on most of them but whenever it was Argall's turn to speak it was as if a snarling animal had the microphone, he sure didn't look or sound like a level headed person and was oozing vile and hatred, I guess that is his family values.
Vinny

Colver, PA

#6 Apr 16, 2012
Guess you people have a choice between a crook and a bigger crook,good luck.
But that Argall is a joke,every election he brings up that dead horse about eliminating school taxes and the voters buy it everytime.Never gonna happen in this backward state.
Haha

Selinsgrove, PA

#7 Apr 16, 2012
Agrall has done some thing for the area, Tamaqua would not have gotten as much funding for projects in the area without him. If you want an example look what Mcall got the carbon area, now that he is gone what have they been getting. They might not do everything they promise, but there is a big benefit with a local person in office with some clout in Harrisburg!
Union worker

United States

#8 Apr 17, 2012
Rich's talk of a right to work state has me voting for Dave!
Vinny

Colver, PA

#9 Apr 17, 2012
Haha wrote:
Agrall has done some thing for the area, Tamaqua would not have gotten as much funding for projects in the area without him. If you want an example look what Mcall got the carbon area, now that he is gone what have they been getting. They might not do everything they promise, but there is a big benefit with a local person in office with some clout in Harrisburg!
All McCall ever did is fill his pockets,pad his pensions and get jobs for his friends.Then when he got to the top he cashed out and took a job with the casino board so he could get another pension.
I don't like Rich but Argall been in office too long,
newyork

United States

#10 Apr 17, 2012
Haha wrote:
Agrall has done some thing for the area, Tamaqua would not have gotten as much funding for projects in the area without him. If you want an example look what Mcall got the carbon area, now that he is gone what have they been getting. They might not do everything they promise, but there is a big benefit with a local person in office with some clout in Harrisburg!
You are dead wrong! Argall has done NOTHING for this area. I am pretty high up in local politics and I can tell you straight up that what Argall has done is the bare minimum for Tamaqua/Schuylkill area. He did promise alot but never delivered. You really need to research this more.
Union worker

Selinsgrove, PA

#11 Apr 17, 2012
newyork wrote:
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You are dead wrong! Argall has done NOTHING for this area. I am pretty high up in local politics and I can tell you straight up that what Argall has done is the bare minimum for Tamaqua/Schuylkill area. He did promise alot but never delivered. You really need to research this more.
You got my attention, who secured the grants for the owl creek dam project, or the tamaqua downtown project, I don't know for sure but I was lead to believe argall was a major player in that!

Vinny
As far as Mcall he got millions for the local
carbon county fire stations?? So I'm not sure what you mean he did nothing. Don't get me wrong I'm not a supporter of any of these guys but having local elected officials is a plus!
newyork

United States

#12 Apr 17, 2012
Union worker wrote:
<quoted text>You got my attention, who secured the grants for the owl creek dam project, or the tamaqua downtown project, I don't know for sure but I was lead to believe argall was a major player in that!

Vinny
As far as Mcall he got millions for the local
carbon county fire stations?? So I'm not sure what you mean he did nothing. Don't get me wrong I'm not a supporter of any of these guys but having local elected officials is a plus!
I can't get into details but as far as securing the grants for the downtown project and owl creek, those were inevitable, tam was going to get those grants anyway, Argall just signed the papers and advertised what he did to look good. Did you ever hear about the old job center in Tamaqua? well Argall promised the police dept in tam that he will secure a grant and get it for them then he turned around and gave it to Access services because it made him look better to the public, I'm sure you remember the ribbon cutting ceremony all over the news and paper. Thats what kind of two faced person Argall is. Its a shame Argall is our rep for so long and all people can name is two things. tisk tisk, career politician! For himself not the people
Vinny

Colver, PA

#13 Apr 17, 2012
Union worker wrote:
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You got my attention, who secured the grants for the owl creek dam project, or the tamaqua downtown project, I don't know for sure but I was lead to believe argall was a major player in that!
Vinny
As far as Mcall he got millions for the local
carbon county fire stations?? So I'm not sure what you mean he did nothing. Don't get me wrong I'm not a supporter of any of these guys but having local elected officials is a plus!
I lost all respect for McCall when he secured a grant for the Carbon County fire police some years ago.At the presentation he got a photo op with a big novelty check than was endorsed by Keith McCall.It should have been endorsed by the taxpayers of Pennsylvania.Remember a lot of the grants were secured using illegal walking around slush money that according to the PA. supreme court belonged in the state treasury.
only in tamaqua

Selinsgrove, PA

#14 Apr 17, 2012
only a few people in tamaqua made out under dave. One group even got to buy a whole hole block.
one man thru grants money think he's donald trump , he is buying building with are money, in the form of grant money. the group that got a whole block , his daughter works for dave.
The second donald trump gets a check, him and his wife for writing grants.they get goverment money to repair at above the building worth and then sell for less, churches , house , apt, all to a close nit group.

All the above with dave's help.
In my opinion dave put the person in tamaqua in charge of council. every thing that man (donald trump)has done cost tamaqua more money . Look at what code inforcement will cost us , three time jim's pay and only 1/4 of the work. Dave hurt tamaqua more then helped. Dave must go if we are to save tamaqua . Then kick the pred out of tamaqua council and out of tamaqua.
hjuojfd

United States

#15 Apr 17, 2012
only in tamaqua wrote:
only a few people in tamaqua made out under dave. One group even got to buy a whole hole block.
one man thru grants money think he's donald trump , he is buying building with are money, in the form of grant money. the group that got a whole block , his daughter works for dave.
The second donald trump gets a check, him and his wife for writing grants.they get goverment money to repair at above the building worth and then sell for less, churches , house , apt, all to a close nit group.

All the above with dave's help.
In my opinion dave put the person in tamaqua in charge of council. every thing that man (donald trump)has done cost tamaqua more money . Look at what code inforcement will cost us , three time jim's pay and only 1/4 of the work. Dave hurt tamaqua more then helped. Dave must go if we are to save tamaqua . Then kick the pred out of tamaqua council and out of tamaqua.
Don't forget under Argall/Gursky Tamaqua pd layed off the first time ever. Got to ask why Gursky can't manage town as council pres.
Wow

Selinsgrove, PA

#16 Apr 17, 2012
Again I understand what everyone is saying, but would we rather our tax money in the form of grants going to other town rather than here, if we elect someone from Pottsville do we think he will help us?? As for council they are messed up but as for the layoff of the officer he would have been fired anyway with the charges for provide beer to a minor. Maybe it will wake up some of the lazy officers.
Spooner

Sunbury, PA

#17 Apr 17, 2012
I just watched a Rich tv commercial. The guy really needs to learn public speaking. He doesn't appear to have the people skills necessary for a public life. Just saying, Argall gets my vote.
only in tamaqua

Selinsgrove, PA

#18 Apr 17, 2012
no the grant money should stop. why should his friends get rich. There waisting my tax dollars . Look at the new community center. If as they say the first one is not working the second one sure as shit will not. stop spending my tax dollars so one person can get paid 35,000 for grant writing. How the hell many people can be paid to do nothing. we have a borough manager, down town what ever , a council pred . paid to write grant to get money . so what does dave have to do with getting grant money . we are talking about four or five people together getting over 300,000 year. take all the town that do this. If you stoped this shit property tax could be stoped be cause bussiness would come into the state , people could build new homes. that how america is to work. Not the goverment running and building stuff that my friend is communism.
gooooood

United States

#19 Apr 17, 2012
Wow wrote:
Again I understand what everyone is saying, but would we rather our tax money in the form of grants going to other town rather than here, if we elect someone from Pottsville do we think he will help us?? As for council they are messed up but as for the layoff of the officer he would have been fired anyway with the charges for provide beer to a minor. Maybe it will wake up some of the lazy officers.
I don't disagree with you at all on the officer being fired anyway. He isn't what cops are suppose to be. But the bottom line is its a monetary issue not disciplinary. That's the facts. Gursky is running the town into the ground and laughing all the way to the bank.
one two three and out

Selinsgrove, PA

#20 Apr 18, 2012
I heard gursky is out at the hospital at the end of june. I hope the partnership is not going to give him some kind of high paying job. Get him the hell out of tamaqua pa. we deserve better then the shit he's pulling in tamauqa.He and he along is dragging dave down. so the only way to get gursky out of tamaqua is to have dave loose. sorry dave you put him there.

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