Commissioner - Hootie' Smith vs. Sen. Chafin for 6th district seat, again

Oct 3, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Williamson Daily News Online

Wearing a campaign hat as well as throwing his into the ring, Mingo County Commissioner Greg "Hootie" Smith announced his candidacy for the West Virginia 6th District Senate seat Friday.

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Citizen Raising Cain

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May 3, 2010
 
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Yes there is...OH I FORGOT...BLANKENSHIP'S PUPPET TOO. HOOTIE THE BIG GUY'S PUPPET. WONDER IF THAT IS HIS NICKNAME...HOOTIE THE PUPPET OF BLANKENSHIP, BAISDEN, THORNSBURY, CLINE, KIRK TRUCKING, DADOO, AND FLETCHER. WHAT A JOKE WE WILL BE.
I was ta;king to I remember well not you we are basically on the same page except for Thornsbury, I think you need to give him the benefit of the doubt and check with him, personally.
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May 3, 2010
 
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Since you cannot give me one thing Hootie has done for us or is going to do for us, I will no longer be responding to your ignorant ass posts. And, as for a list of what Truman has done, I have listed, in previous posts, what Truman has done for us. But since you don’t get the picture, here’s one final, inappropriate picture I know you’ll get…
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Citizen Raising Cain

Pikeville, KY

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#733
May 3, 2010
 
Citizen X, you got one of them to be civil to one of us. I think you confused them. I like this sign best:..!..()
Wondering

Williamson, WV

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May 3, 2010
 
at least Truman didn't take money from Mingo county like Baisden and hootie have done by granting ILLEGAL political favors on tax breaks for those that contribute to them. Also, hootie and Truman were both at Crum Friday. I was there. Truman asked hootie what he could do for Mingo..HE COULDN'T answer. Truman explained how because he is majority leader and on the financial committee that mingo receives among the most than the rest of the counties in WV because of this. He told hootie that he would gladly let him win if he could say how loosing these two positions would help Mingo. Hootie acted like an idiot and kept saying I'M TIRED OF TRUMAN, I'M TIRED OF TRUMAN In my opinion, that was the deciding factor for me. Hootie made an a$$ of himself and could not say one thing he would or could do for us. NO WONDER HOOTIE WON'T DEBATE TRUMAN. HE KNOWS EVERYONE WOULD "SEE THE LIGHT" Hootie puts on and just moved back into the house with his estranged wife and then puts commericals on TV like their one big happy family, when in actually there is still talk of divorce. Then his commercial shows him as a coach, when he is not. They borrowed the uniforms. EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM AND HIS LIFE IS A JOKE. Also, did anyone know that Mr. Chafins gives almost 75% of his senate income to charity? If need be, I can list numerous students he has given scholarships out of his own pocket. AS A RESULT, we know he is an overly successful lawyer and does not need the income, he is in it to help us. ON THE OTHER HAND, with hootie and baisden only helping their contributing friends, giving away county gasoline (that we pay for) to private citizens and businesses, hiring Dadoo Trucking after the flood (even though they didn't have the proper equipment and paying them near one million) just because J. Fletcher is a silent partner in the business, which smells like kickbacks to me, mingo will be in a mess.
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Gilbert, WV

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#735
May 5, 2010
 
Name one thing Chafin has done for lower Wyoming County. NOTHING, ZERO, ZIP, NADDA...After 20 plus years we don't have drinkable water, no sewers, no cell phone signals. We are still getting flooded..why haven't these streams been dredged? Mr. Chafin seems to care about the areas where his "friends" live. Well Sir, we have waited 28 years for you to do something for this area, and we have "HAD ENOUGH", we are tired of waiting. We only see or hear from you at election time when you come around to hand out "tokens" of appreciation to a select few people that you think have influence in the community. Well, no longer...we have lost respect for "them" and YOU! Our family will be voting for Greg Smith, he almost beat Chafins last time, come on Wyoming County voters let's put "Hootie" in office this time. Let's go Hanover!!!!!
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Gilbert, WV

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May 5, 2010
 
Wondering wrote:
at least Truman didn't take money from Mingo county like Baisden and hootie have done by granting ILLEGAL political favors on tax breaks for those that contribute to them. Also, hootie and Truman were both at Crum Friday. I was there. Truman asked hootie what he could do for Mingo..HE COULDN'T answer. Truman explained how because he is majority leader and on the financial committee that mingo receives among the most than the rest of the counties in WV because of this. He told hootie that he would gladly let him win if he could say how loosing these two positions would help Mingo. Hootie acted like an idiot and kept saying I'M TIRED OF TRUMAN, I'M TIRED OF TRUMAN In my opinion, that was the deciding factor for me. Hootie made an a$$ of himself and could not say one thing he would or could do for us. NO WONDER HOOTIE WON'T DEBATE TRUMAN. HE KNOWS EVERYONE WOULD "SEE THE LIGHT" Hootie puts on and just moved back into the house with his estranged wife and then puts commericals on TV like their one big happy family, when in actually there is still talk of divorce. Then his commercial shows him as a coach, when he is not. They borrowed the uniforms. EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM AND HIS LIFE IS A JOKE. Also, did anyone know that Mr. Chafins gives almost 75% of his senate income to charity? If need be, I can list numerous students he has given scholarships out of his own pocket. AS A RESULT, we know he is an overly successful lawyer and does not need the income, he is in it to help us. ON THE OTHER HAND, with hootie and baisden only helping their contributing friends, giving away county gasoline (that we pay for) to private citizens and businesses, hiring Dadoo Trucking after the flood (even though they didn't have the proper equipment and paying them near one million) just because J. Fletcher is a silent partner in the business, which smells like kickbacks to me, mingo will be in a mess.
O.K., Go ahead list the scholarships. OMG, All politicians are corrupt, some less than others, Chafin has his pockets full, let's give someone else a chance to say buy an airplane, move into a big house in Charleston (Chafin does't want to be around his constituents) and some day, WHO KNOWS, he may be able to pay scholarships out of his own pockets, just ONE MORE REASON TO VOTE "HOOTIE" !!! You really don't want to delve into PERSONAL lives, do you? Can you say BRADSHAW???
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#737
May 5, 2010
 
Does Hootie have a plan? If he was to win? Without a cell tower, He can't call in. Up Daves butt is where he has been, looking for you money to roll in.
Sick and Tired

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May 6, 2010
 
justlooking wrote:
Does Hootie have a plan? If he was to win? Without a cell tower, He can't call in. Up Daves butt is where he has been, looking for you money to roll in.
Also, how about the 3 MILLION dollar venture the commissioners have going on track creek for a race track? If you go up there, there is nothing but a big piece of scrapped off land, water to a fire hydrant, and a cow!!!! Yet, they waste our Mingo tax payer dollars by hiring a security guard for it. I have two questions--ONE..WHERE IS THE REST OF THE 3 MILLION....TWO..WHAT IS THE SECURITY GUARD PROTECTING--THE HYDRANT OR THE COW?
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May 6, 2010
 
Sick and Tired wrote:
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Also, how about the 3 MILLION dollar venture the commissioners have going on track creek for a race track? If you go up there, there is nothing but a big piece of scrapped off land, water to a fire hydrant, and a cow!!!! Yet, they waste our Mingo tax payer dollars by hiring a security guard for it. I have two questions--ONE..WHERE IS THE REST OF THE 3 MILLION....TWO..WHAT IS THE SECURITY GUARD PROTECTING--THE HYDRANT OR THE COW?
just another lie to get votes
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Williamson, WV

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#740
May 6, 2010
 
Sick and Tired wrote:
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Also, how about the 3 MILLION dollar venture the commissioners have going on track creek for a race track? If you go up there, there is nothing but a big piece of scrapped off land, water to a fire hydrant, and a cow!!!! Yet, they waste our Mingo tax payer dollars by hiring a security guard for it. I have two questions--ONE..WHERE IS THE REST OF THE 3 MILLION....TWO..WHAT IS THE SECURITY GUARD PROTECTING--THE HYDRANT OR THE COW?
No...this is why mingo is the bunt of the rest of the state's jokes. There is a security guard up there....but nothing else...lol
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May 7, 2010
 

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To the writer titled "Vindictive Moron", I am aware of the settlement the WVSP payed out during the civil rights violation case involving the Welch State Trooper. The Trooper's name was Trooper Gary Messinger. Messinger was also involved in similar incidents when he was a Welch City Police Officer. Because of some of the "good ol boy" politician from our area, Messinger was allowed in the WVSP as a political favor.(This favor really blew up in someone's face.) Messinger was allowed to be stationed back in Welch right out of the academy also.(This is a definite "no-no" we always attempt to ensure does not happen in the State Police.) To many family members, friends, etc. that may sway/hinder a young Troopers judgement. I did not condone Messinger's actions nor do I approve of misconduct by law enforcement. I believe that corrupt officers are bigger criminal than the "average Joe" criminal because the public is taught to trust and believe in the police. The primary election is not about lawsuits nor do I have an agenda. I am simply a man with common sense that seems to be lacking by many who post ignorant comments. My prior post/comment was not a personal attack on Mr. Chafin. Chafin seems to be a likeable man.Most politicians are, or have been practicing attornies at one time or another. I am retired from the WVSP now and I currently teach elementary school. I have won the West Virginia Trooper of the Year, I was chosen by the Superintendant of the WVSP as the recepient of the "Award of Excellence," I have been chosen by the United States Attornies Office as an "Outstanding Investigator" on several occasions. I have represented WV in NY, Washington, etc. for the State Police. I have received countless awards because I believe God has given us all a "higher calling." I credit much of my work ethic from growing up in the coal fields and watching my family struggle to "get by" from month to month. My father died from a massive heart attack when I was only six years old. My mother worked to raise us with no help. I received a football scholarship to pay for my college education. I believe that this primary election on Monday is not about me, you, Chafin, or Smith. This election is about returning power to WE THE PEOPLE. Here are the facts, Mr. Chafin lives in Kanawha County, Mr. Chafin has been representing this area for well over a quarter century!! Mr. Chafin realizes the people of this area are usually going to continue doing the same old thing while hoping for a different outcome.(We keep placing the same people back in office-hoping for different results.) I believe the founders of this country placed term limits on elected positions for this very reason. Chafin has had his chance to make a difference (30 years!) Why would I ever believe that he will miraculously start helping our area now? Smith is living here, he is a part of this community/landscape, and he will feel accountable to us tax payers because he will be "new" on the job. If he starts setting on his rearend or not creating jobs, improving highways, etc. we need to run him off in four years too! Our ancestors, great grandfathers, grandfathers, Mothers and Fathers fought and died for our right to vote. I believe they hoped we would not take for granted this right by simply throwing away our votes while complaining about the same people we continue to place back in office time and again. Chafin's camp says "Hootie" is a crook, "Hootie's" camp says that Chafin is a crook. I believe that both are tainted because of our political process. I for one would rather vote for the young, new crook who may feel accountable to us (for awhile anyway.) Chafin is an "old dog" politician, and he is missing in action from the place he is asking us to elect him to represent. Either sale your house and move down here with us, or stay in Charleston and run for mayor. You shall know a tree by the fruit it bares. Let your nay be nay and yea, yea.
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#742
May 7, 2010
 
I am keeping Truman in. Hootie is someone that threaten people and I do not take threats. I am believe a person should be able to vote how they want, not be pressured into it. Hootie and his cronies pressure, threaten and do what they must to make you vote their way.
Again, I am for Truman because Hootie has no forum to stand on and he too will leave for
Charleston because you don't know his wife.
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#743
May 7, 2010
 
What about the other point that moron made about the illegal tax giveaway. That is what disturbs most of the people that I talk to and you seem like a likable person but you have completely ignored the tax exemption that disturbs everyone that I know in Mingo County. Hootie represents a return to the old courthguse for sale mentality that doesn't affect Truman. The fact that Truman who has worked in Charleston as state senator for many years and bought a house there rather than charging the state for session expenses doesnt seem like a legitimate reason to vote for a more "controllable" courthouse crony who has demonstrated a lack of independence and a real taste for good old boy politics. Maybe thats what you want but a return to the old ways is not for my family and friends. Truman has a home in Mingo County and an office. Your argument about Truman having a house in Charleston rings a little hollow. Hootie can spend a lifetime in politics and he'll never be much of a lawyer or much of a representative but he seems very good at giving away our money to his contributors. Have I missed something? Just wondering.
Citizen Raising Cain

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May 7, 2010
 
This is in reply to Archer1 but you say that a dirty cop is a bigger or worse bad guy than the average Joe. I don't understand why you don't see a county officials that uses their position to give the tax break in order to get a donation. We put our faith in these people also when we elect them. Now the company they were trying to do this favor for is suing us in retaliation. They are suing the assessor for the the tax exoneration being revoked. If you read carefully you will notice Lonnie Hannah states that during the period of 30 days that is to be given for someone to stop forward with an appeal against the motion , no one did. Well I am curious as to why didn't he if he new the process so well step forward, was it to let Hubbard make a mess to help Hannah make Hubbard look bad and us the taxpayers will yet again have to pay for Hannah's little escapades, as always. Yes we put our faith in these vindictive people and I don't think it matters who we stick in there as soon as they get over the initial gratitude for winning they miraculously turn into greedy monsters, out to get anyone that gets in their way. Hubbard did wrong but Hannah did worse by letting it cost the county just to gain votes.
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#745
May 11, 2010
 
TRUMAN WINS YEA!!!
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#746
May 12, 2010
 
Hootie owl needs to just fly up in his tree and not run for senate because he is a looser. All the money gave to him and his voters for him and he still cannot win.

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