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May 11, 2014

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This story is even worse than you described here. It was the Salem Fire Fighters Local 314 who pounded all the signs for Blasi in the public right of way! Yes, that's right, City employees willfully violating City ordinances. They pounded in a bunch for McCoid was well. I complained to the Fire Chief and he asked the Union steward about it. He denied that the fire fighters were guilty. That was a lie.

But the bigger question here is why candidates for City Council are accepting help (and donations) for City unions? Won't that create a conflict of interest if they are elected? I guess Blasi and McCoid don't care. They already owe lots of favors to the Chamber, to home builders, to realtors. A few more favors to the fire fighters might not matter to them.

This is why I laugh at politics today! With everything wrong in Salem and the rest of this country you’re worried about where someone put lawn signs? Way too many people are worried about stupid stuff like this. Maybe you should walk outside of Ward 2 see how bad this country is, and spend your time trying to make something out of your life. It may just make you realize petty issues like this does nothing but make you look like a fool. If Blasi is so bad then why don’t you run office and do something about the things you pretend to be worried about, but then I guess you wouldn’t have so much free time on your hands to talk trash.

Ken, shouldn't you be criticizing Dick Hughes, editorial page editor of the Statesman Journal? He's the one who said that people shouldn't vote for any candidate who puts lawn signs in the public right of way. I just pointed out that Sheronne Blasi is a candidate who has done this, and linked to a video that has the proof.

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