>’I Like Mike’ Rally – October 24th


Candace Gibney, Rally Organizer, and Darke County Commissioner Candidate Mike Stegall at Marco’s Pizza discussing the plans for the October 24th “I Like Mike” Rally.

The event will be in Greenville City Park (watch for signs) at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be refreshments available: pizza and a soft drink for $1.00. Several speakers will be featured and the public is welcome for a fun afternoon.

Please come and show your support for the ONLY Republican candidate for Darke County Commissioner.

  1. #1 by Blissful Betty on October 20, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    >This should be a chance for a casual event with Mike Stegall. I can hardly wait!

  2. #2 by Anonymous on October 21, 2010 - 1:22 am

    >Blissful—- Get ready for some "Shove It In Your Face" politics. Good luck.

  3. #3 by free vote on October 21, 2010 - 9:29 am

    >i would be there if it was free … if it is free its for me

  4. #4 by Anonymous on October 21, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    >It is free.

  5. #5 by Anonymous on October 21, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    >That pizza box is smarter than he is. It knows how to keep it's mouth shut.

  6. #6 by Anonymous on October 21, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    >Anony. 12:45 You are correct. We are lucky that there are two other quality people running for the office.

  7. #7 by Anonymous on October 22, 2010 - 1:31 am

    >I like some of the thoughts and ideas I have seen Mike express throughout his campaign. That point aside- if we could ALL just ditch the republican /democrat labels to run and voice our opinions as merely AMERICANS united as ONE NATION, then we would be making REAL progress."A house divided against itself cannot stand." -Abe LincolnAs a nation,we need to take a stand for a better economic future. We need to take a stand to regain our foot hold on educating ourselves–not in an effort to best other nations, but to impose a better reality for our future, then to go out and be of SERVICE to ALL. We need to take a stand to insure we have an environmentally sound future that is not cut short by our own lack of concern for the possible harm and damage we may be doing for ourselves. We need to take a stand not only for our selves, but the well being of all of human-kind– to think beyond the microcosm that is SELF.We are all in this boat together. The finger pointing of blame must STOP. There are obvious wrongs in the world. Attempting to lay blame instead of bringing our minds together for solutions is futile.Can we just vowel to become a nation of thinkers and doers?

  8. #8 by Anonymous on October 22, 2010 - 1:50 am

    >He still can't give us a straight answer on cost of operation of the GTFD, which we all know it can't be done on $50,000 a year, so there will be no way I would even think of voting for him. If he couldn't tell the truth then, what makes you think he would be any different as a commisioner.

  9. #9 by Barb on October 22, 2010 - 2:20 pm

    >9:50: Be sure to attend the LWV "Meet the Candidates" or watch later on GPAT. Should point to the best candidate for commissioner.

  10. #10 by Anonymous on October 23, 2010 - 11:50 pm

    >Think about the fact that there are three county commisioners-so Mike can not change darke county all by himself. He can talk big and strong about change, but he is only one person. Canidates use big talk just to get elected then they get quiet and collect the pay for the job.

  11. #11 by Anonymous on October 24, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    >Anon 7:50You are correct, but the voters keep electing the one with the big talk so he is using the proper strategy. Don't forget he is the only want who wants to build a new courthouse, with borrowed money!

  12. #12 by Barb on October 24, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    >8:00 a.m.: so…you'd rather have a stumbling old liberal or a "Festus": type good 'ole boy? Not me, I want someone with brains and who tells it like it is=— no hiding agendas, please.

  13. #13 by Anonymous on October 24, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    >Barb when you find one of those have them run for commisioner.

  14. #14 by Anonymous on October 24, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    >Barb—-take a deep breath and THINK !

  15. #15 by Anonymous on October 24, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    >Mike Steagal is going to lose.. just my opinion and i know i am not the only one who thinks that!

  16. #16 by Anonymous on October 25, 2010 - 1:54 am

    >Barb 3:24 Anyone who attempts to denigrate two respectable men like you have done by your irresponsible comment can only be a blind, partisan hack. People like you can never see beyond a party label, and increasingly more people are beginning to see this practice as not only idiotic, but counterproductive.

  17. #17 by Barb on October 25, 2010 - 11:12 am

    >Anonymous 9:54 — at least I have the courage to use my name, what's yours? Yes, I'm partisan—I support Stegall; I'm not blind, I have had dealings with all three men; Party labels have a purpose: I'm a conservative, I actually listen to candidates and look at their "labels"—I want a conservative commissioner and that usually means Republican. The ONLY Republican in the race is Stegall—ergo: I support Stegall. Who do you support and why?

  18. #18 by Anonymous on October 25, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    >Well, first of all your three "Conservative" commissioners have put the people of this County in serious debt, and are continuing to do so. So much for you party label's connection to "conservatism." Therefore, based upon our collective experience, electing another Republican will definitely not be a conservative move, but quite the reverse.

  19. #19 by os on October 25, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    >WE DON'T NEED A NEW COURTHOUSE!! THAT IS SO STUPID! If he really thinks this, he deserves to FAIL!!

  20. #20 by Jeff Besecker on October 25, 2010 - 3:25 pm

    >There is only ONE label which matters in life- HUMAN BEING.Anything there after is purely opinion and is entirely subjective (* see footnote). I lift this point directly from a quote contained in the recent John Kasich speech- Kasich said that he’s supporting going back to family values, which he exemplified by saying “Girls, stop dressing like Lindsay Lohan, and boys pull up your pants”.Now, I will admit that Lindsay Lohan has sowed her share of personal problems in her life with her behavior. That point aside, a particular style of dress, although an outward expression of ones individual preference, does not denote the character of a persons heart- nor the totality of their beliefs and principles. To discover the depths of one’s beliefs requires a more thorough investigation.To illustrate this point, let’s say we find an old, rusted coffee tin. We take that tin, emblaze it with the words “Worm Guts and Maggots” on a torn and tattered, mold-covered, brown piece of paper.At this point, let’s say deep in the heart of that can we place ten $100 bills along with this note – “All contents are now property of the finder. ENJOY! “ Suppose we cover the can in a putrid, foul-smelling slime, then set it right at the corner of 4th and Broadway, right in the heart of Greenville. The smell alone would drive most away. (And probably warrant a few calls to the city office if left to long…) I would venture to say, based on the “pre-conceived” notions of most, the can would remain unopened and the $1,000 inside would go unused.Why? Because we did not look any further than the “label” on the outside to judge the contents at “the heart” of the can, as so often is the case.“Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free” -Bill Richardson*subjective sub•jec•tive   [suh b-jek-tiv] –adjective 1. existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought ( opposed to objective). 2. pertaining to or characteristic of an individual; personal; individual: a subjective evaluation. 3. placing excessive emphasis on one's own moods, attitudes, opinions, etc.; unduly egocentric. 4. Philosophy . relating to or of the nature of an object as it is known in the mind as distinct from a thing in itself. 5. relating to properties or specific conditions of the mind as distinguished from general or universal experience. 6. pertaining to the subject or substance in which attributes inhere; essential. 7. Grammar . a. pertaining to or constituting the subject of a sentence. b. (in English and certain other languages) noting a case specialized for that use, as He in He hit the ball. c. similar to such a case in meaning. Compare nominative. 8. Obsolete . characteristic of a political subject; submissive.

  21. #21 by Jeff on October 25, 2010 - 3:48 pm

    >con•serv•a•tive   [kuh n-sur-vuh-tiv] –adjective 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change. 6. having the power or tendency to conserve; preservative. lib•er•al   [lib-er-uh l, lib-ruh l] –adjective 1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs. 6. of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies. 7. free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners. Balance is the key to life. The answer to ALL of our current issues in our town, our state, our county, and our world lie somewhere in the MIDDLE. The middle of the labels, the middle of our current state, and the middle of the sum of our ideas as a population.It matters not who captains the ship, so long as we labor together as a crew to charter a path to reach smooth sailing.

  22. #22 by Barb on October 25, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    >OMG—and these are our voters??? Well, I suppose we could demand a mental evaluation of all candidates (there goes Obama!!) We could demand references from relatives, teachers, doctors, etc. But, guess what? Nobody would be left to run for office. Sticking one's neck out to help govern is not an easy thing. people attack these folks immediately. We can hope for solid serious candidates with absolutely NO OPINIONS about anything—mild, bland and risk free. Yuck.

  23. #23 by Barb on October 25, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    >Still not saying who you support.

  24. #24 by Guest#1 on October 26, 2010 - 12:21 am

    >I don't think party affiliation has near the weight attatched to it at the county level that it does at the State or Federal levels.

  25. #25 by Anonymous on October 26, 2010 - 12:28 am

    >One thing about it. If Mike gets elected, you might as well expect the cost for 2- cans of pop to go up. He He HE , Just kidding Mike

  26. #26 by Anonymous on October 26, 2010 - 1:44 am

    >BarbI think the most fiscally responsible candidate is David Niley, and I don't give a damn what his party affiliation is. In this county at the local level, experience has clearly shown that party is absolutely not an indication of fiscal responsibility.

  27. #27 by Barb on October 26, 2010 - 1:52 am

    >Once again, put your NAME where your mouth is— have a little courage. Tonight they (Niley and Smith)just echoed Stegall everytime—the audience began to snicker. Smith is in over his head—and Niley is just a nice old guy.

  28. #28 by Anonymous on October 26, 2010 - 2:01 am

    >Barb you need to open your eyes. Why don`t you print your whole name?

  29. #29 by Barb on October 26, 2010 - 2:34 am

    >That, coming from "anonymous"? You must be a real brave pansy.

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