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Bob Dean is the best choice for council

April 28, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: On behalf of the Warren City Democrats, the membership urges the Democratic voters to vote for Bob “Doby” Dean for president of council and Larry Larson for 1st Ward councilman. M....

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MD1533USMC

Apr-28-13 7:02 AM

Warren needs Leadership and it's not Dean! It's time for new leaders to take over at the helm! If you keep on doing what you have been doing you will get the same terrible results! New leadership is Now Required! Wake up Warren! Period!

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mrright

Apr-28-13 7:17 AM

Graham is running against Dean and Franklin--President of Council is just a stepping stone--In itself, it is a nothing job.

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msmith82

Apr-28-13 7:44 AM

does anyone think for one second that graham would have done what dean did for those familes. Graham lost the mayors election so now he wants to run for council president.His motive for running is purley polical not to do good by the city of warren.

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WarrenProud

Apr-28-13 8:10 AM

Bob Dean still has failed to fully disclose in detail where the $61,000 contributed for the funerals went. That makes him CROOKED in my mind. We have too many crooked politicians in Warren. By simply showing where the 19 checks went, what the amounts were, and for what they issued would solve this serious character issue hanging over his head. Man up Bob Dean and let the people know what you did and why with that money. Bob Dean won't get my vote and many others until you does.

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msmith82

Apr-28-13 8:40 AM

Warren proud maybe you should be asking the seven pastors who handled that fund where the money went. Besides he don't owe those families not one red dime. They did not work for that money the people who donated that money worked for it. I am glad the money that I worked for did not go to the family to blow on stupid stuff. What gives them the right to take any of that money. That money was meant for the burials not to blow on stupid stuff. It was called a funeral fund for a reason. The people who donated their money, time,and effort into helping people and they couldn't even say thank you for helping. It feels like a slap in the face.

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WarrenProud

Apr-28-13 8:50 AM

msmith82 - the greedy families of the dead do not deserve one red dime for their bad parenting, but those who did contribute to the $61,000 do deserve an accounting, and Bob Dean needs to make it happen by himself, or the ministers. What are they all hiding?

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OldVet

Apr-28-13 8:55 AM

Yeah, there are some hardcore keyboard commandos here on the eTrib.

Trouble county is full of ijits.

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reallytiredofit

Apr-28-13 9:01 AM

If the $61,000.00 dollars was all spent on funeral expenses then Mr. Dean should show that. If there was money not spent then there should be an explanation to the public of what was spent and the amount remaining. Why is that so difficult or unreasonable? While it is commendable that Mr. Dean did not give the families money for non funeral purposes, it is equally non commendable to refuse to account for the expenditures and any balance.

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SmartCookie

Apr-28-13 12:14 PM

A friend of mine had a Jim Graham sign in his yard. A couple of days later, it disappeared and 2 Bob Dean signs appeared. I asked why, and he said that he did NOT put them there. (He doesn't care about politics, so he wasn't aware that they were running against each other.)

I do NOT want a council president who will take down the signs of his opponent and put his own signs on PRIVATE property. And have you noticed that most of the Bob Dean signs are on public property along road sides and not in people's yards? Why do you think that is?

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NomoreCrap

Apr-28-13 12:32 PM

Bob Dean is absolutely wrong for Council President! I keep hearing why Graham should'nt get a chance but nothing about what Bob Dean has done to improve conditions in Warren. Warren has deteriorated because of Dean, I'd vote for ANYONE running against Dean.

Let's not forget he's mired in controversy. He's suspected of accepting kickbacks from the funeral money. How else do you explain all the over payments? Who has the missing approx. $30,000 over paid?

Or what kind of man accuses black folks of wanting "big rims & dope". That alone should disqualify him from the black vote! When the families began asking about the missing money, it was only then that Dean invented this scheme claiming they wanted a split. The real reason was they discovered missing money and believed if anyone at all should be keeping it, it should be the grieving families.

But Dean twisted that to say they wanted money for free, NO they wanted money if it were going to Bob Dean...

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NomoreCrap

Apr-28-13 12:48 PM

Now the families all look like greedy ungrateful pigs because they believed if the extra money was going into anyone's pocket it should be theirs.

See MsSmith you had false information fed to the media by Bob Dean in order to focus attention away from the rumor that the money for goods & services that were actually donated were kicked back to Bob Dean and split among the Funeral home, Clergy, etc...

How do you pay 1,000's for caskets, plots & services donated free? Common sense dictates Dean & others lied about cost and kept the money. That is my opinion, what the evidence seems to show, and what I am told by an insider for the families.

It was never about the families being ungrateful & greedy, it was about them finding out money was being split up and felt grieving families had as much claim to it as Bob Dean and the folks who donated their time, goods & services.

Say NO to Bob Dean and career Politicians, it's time for them to leave!

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BavarianOtto

Apr-28-13 12:57 PM

Bob Dean should bow out of city politics and his hiding out trying to let the election day come without accounting for his actions seems like guilt. Other people heard the same rumor of the missing money and Dean trying to cover it up by saying the kids family wanted paid.

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DelphiRetiree

Apr-28-13 9:00 PM

The reasons are many why Jim Graham is NOT the right person for the job of President of Council.

1. He has ZERO political experience. 2. He has ZERO business experience. 3. He has ZERO experience enticing business to want to be in Warren. Quite the contrary! 4. He has ZERO image to attract REAL business leaders to help Warren. 6. He displayed ZERO respect for the Delphi retirees (fellow citizens of Warren) when he himself vowed to assist them in their plight, then the hypocrite did NOTHING.

Say NO to Graham in May! His image is NOT what Warren needs!

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WarrenProud

Apr-29-13 5:53 AM

DelphiRetiree aka Bob Dean - you insulted your black support base with your "big rims and dope" comment plus you still have not accounted for how the funeral fund were spent. Your a loser this time around after we found out how you really are - CROOKED.

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

Apr-29-13 7:14 AM

I think WarrenProud is aka Daryl Licht

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DelphiRetiree

Apr-29-13 7:38 AM

Sorry Proud, but I am not Bob Dean, and you know it.

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reallytiredofit

Apr-29-13 8:02 AM

No delphiretiree you are not Bob Dean. You are a former engineer from Delphi Packard and the biggest crybaby on the face of the earth.

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DelphiRetiree

Apr-29-13 8:50 AM

The reasons are many why Jim Graham is NOT the right person for the job of President of Council.

1. He has ZERO political experience. 2. He has ZERO business experience. 3. He has ZERO experience enticing business to want to be in Warren. Quite the contrary! 4. He has ZERO image to attract REAL business leaders to help Warren. 6. He displayed ZERO respect for the Delphi retirees (fellow citizens of Warren) when he himself vowed to assist them in their plight, then the hypocrite did NOTHING.

Say NO to Graham in May! His image is NOT what Warren needs!

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msmith82

Apr-29-13 9:08 AM

One of the mother's was on wkbn demanding the extra money.

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PoohBear

Apr-29-13 11:40 AM

LOTS of opinion. ZERO facts!

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reallytiredofit

Apr-29-13 12:49 PM

Delphiretiree says; "The reasons are many why Jim Graham is NOT the right person for President of Council" 1. Sob sob sob sob pension sob. 2. Cry cry cry cry cry pension cry cry. 3. wail wail pension wail wail wail wail. 4. wimper wimper wimper pension wimper wimper.

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dasmadchen

Apr-29-13 2:15 PM

"That money was meant for the burials not to blow on stupid stuff."

How do you know the family would blow the money on "stupid stuff?"

I have heard numerous statements to the effect of the families wanting "handouts" and have a sense of "entitlement" and I'm sick of that rhetoric.

It IS fishy that most of the so-called expenses for the funerals were, in fact, donated in ADDITION to the money. So where DID all of the money go? Also, there are OTHER expenses than the ones relating to the funeral. Some of the family members missed work for bereavement, etc.

Some people keep referring to a council that allegedly made the decisions regarding disbursement and not Dean -- well, whomever it was needs to show where the money went.

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

Apr-29-13 2:46 PM

One of the mother's was on wkbn demanding the extra money.

Maybe she should have worked, had life insurance and paid for own kids funeral!

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NomoreCrap

Apr-29-13 3:32 PM

None of that has any relevance, the major concern is who ultimately split the over paid donated money, and why did Bob Dean deceive the folks donating money?

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NomoreCrap

Apr-29-13 3:37 PM

What you heard said on WKBN was a woman frustrated that Dean and others were keeping money she felt was donated to grieving families.

I do not believe any of the families would have asked for money if Dean had not been rumored to be splitting over payments kicked back for donated goods & services...

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