ATH's opening & closing statement both cited that there would be no "fingerpointing" and it was "inappropriate" to cast blame on previous supervisors for any Town problems- that we should "look ahead." (Im quoting her where you see my quotes.( HOWEVER I had to laugh thru the entire thing b/c the whole time she kept blaming Linda for nearly everything. And too bad for ATH that she doesnt have much stage presence. She kinda blew it in that area.
Seriously, I was waiting for ATH to "look ahead & forward" but she wasted all her time on Linda. It was just so boggling how she specifically opened & closed with making her point that she wasnt gonna point fingers and yet she started almost every sentence with "your current supervisor......." Im just sayin, did anyone notice that??? Hey and I'll be honest, I voted for ATH to be on the council last year. But not for Supervisor" Oct 28, 09 7:40 PM
Tim, that message SH Press puts up is just a default/standard message. No matter what the reason actually is, they use the same message. " Oct 29, 09 6:51 AM
Its really a stretch to accept the arguement that Oddone believed his LIFE was in danger. Even if you believe the story Oddone was pushed. Okay fine, he was pushed. He was pushed hard lets say. He was cursed at lets say. One of these articles makes a good point that the use of DEADLY force when defending yourself is only acceptable when you fear for your life, when you fear you may be killed first. Is there really any signs, evidence, testimony, etc that the bouncer was going to KILL Mr. Oddone??? Or did he just hurt Oddone's pride. I understand Oddone has friends who love him, but c'mon stop making excuses for him. In order for you to defend his actions you would have to believe his life was in danger and I know none of you are that stupid." Oct 29, 09 8:25 AM
Wow- b/c we support someone means we MUST be related to them. Ludacris statements when they are made. Perhaps we are motivated by politics, leadership qualities, and the desire for a better Township just like you are fcmcmann??? If you are voting for Holst does that mean you are related? or her bartender? or a stalker? Do you see how ridiculous that sounds???" Oct 29, 09 9:39 AM
Publius: thank you for that information" Oct 29, 09 1:09 PM
and to the rest of you who are out to seek revenge on Kabot, what are you complaining about? The fact that her trial is postponed until AFTER the election is NOT in her favor. It gives you Holst-lovers a better chance for victory. Most of you complained Linda was getting preferential treatment by getting an early trial. Now shes NOT and youre still complaining. Your unhappiness doesnt really have anything to do w/Linda now does it?" Oct 29, 09 1:17 PM
Golfbuddy: they are only interested in speculation and good storytelling and stirring the pot. They are not interested in truth or reasoning or why lawyers legitamately do what lawyers do best. So why bother. Havent you noticed they ignore facts and/or reports and simply enjoy putting their own spin on things. Thats when I came to the realization it really has nothing to do with Linda or even politics. This is just a playground." Oct 29, 09 9:21 PM
B/C Im telling you even if ATH wins, they will still be BACK HERE attacking Linda. They will find a reason even if she is no longer in the spotlight. B/C otherwise what will they talk about???" Oct 29, 09 9:25 PM
How old are the people who comment here? 12 yrs old?? RE: soundviews "comment" if you want to call it a comment. " Oct 30, 09 8:43 AM
tookaz: linda's signs are not arrogant full size portraits of herself. They say keep kabot. ATH's are kinda like the statues Saddam Hussein had of himself on all over the streets of Iraq." Oct 31, 09 3:42 PM
sjd: we are not the same person. I dont play that game. Grow up. Is there anybody in this forum that is older than 12?? You just cant stand it that there are people out there who support Linda. So maybe highhatsize is also one of us/the same person. Ya know this is not supposed to be a forum for personal attacks. This is not a "chatroom" this is supposed to be mature political debates or mature debates/comments on particular articles. Seems like the Linda-supporters are the only ones who know how to do that. " Nov 1, 09 6:40 AM
Ahhh just think... in 2 days we wont have to debate this anymore." Nov 2, 09 4:45 PM
Well I did my duty and cast my vote. Good luck Linda Kabot. Whatever will be, will be." Nov 3, 09 11:50 AM
Goldenrod: dont count on it. Dan Russo STILL has one up in Eastport atop a building. Didnt he pack his bags a long time ago??" Nov 3, 09 2:30 PM
Hey doublestandard: your comment "It is unfortunate that people feel that if you don't agree with them you must be stupid." Unfortunately there is alot of that going around in this forum quite often. Thank you for pointing it out!
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Well its a shame to see Linda go but she had a good run. I hope she continues in politics!! She will do well. And at least the win wasnt by a landslide. Losing by 16% is not too shameful. What is a shame is that only approx. 7,000 voters came out yesterday from the Town of Southampton. And did anyone else notice that news12's live results last night newsticker kept showing Linda as a DEM for the first 1/2 hr and a GOP the second 1/2 hr?? Cmon news12 get your act together." Nov 4, 09 6:57 AM
At least we still got Nuzzi though! Congrats to him!" Nov 4, 09 7:51 AM
According to news12.com there were 11,000 people who came out from Town of Southampton so my mistake. Last I had heard it was 7,000. Glad to hear it! Does anyone know the results of the proposals?? news12.com only lists proposal #3 (yes to special elections for vacancies.) And I see Nuzzi only made it in by the skin of his teeth but thats ok!! I can live with that LOL! Hopefully he has the guts to run for Supervisor next time around." Nov 4, 09 9:22 AM
At least we still have Nuzzi. And Republicans have the board. It is far from a total loss." Nov 4, 09 4:46 PM
wasnt I the one to say a few comments past that even if Kabot loses people will STILL be making negative remarks about her b/c they are just never happy. This article has absolutely nothing to do w/her "littleplains." So whats your beef now?? Didnt your girl ATH win?? " Nov 4, 09 5:27 PM
16 percent is a huge margin?????????" Nov 4, 09 8:53 PM
I think ATH supporters like to THINK the dwi accusation didnt have any impact on ATH"s win. It is IMPOSSIBLE that it couldnt have. Clinton's sex scandal didnt lose him popularity? Vic's dog fighting didnt lose him fans? And what about Chris Brown- didnt they stop playing his music? Or Rob Blaghoavich (sp?) Or countless politicians who had affairs on their wives who were asked to step down? I guess if it appeases ATH supporters to believe she won 100% COMPLETELY on her own credentials- ok whatever makes you happy. However at this point it doesnt really matter anymore, does it?" Nov 5, 09 9:52 AM
determined to kill him........" Nov 6, 09 5:24 PM
Just wondering what you are hoping a "fair trial" is? Would you like him to walk? Because you keep saying that and Im not sure what you mean. To Nurse: thank you for advising of the definition." Nov 7, 09 7:38 AM
Friend of Tony is right- we shouldn't be picking on him. He has no control over what his friend does or did. And I suppose Mr. Oddone could have a "nice" side of his personality. And he probably didnt go out that night with intention to kill anybody, or even get into a fight. (who knows really.) But if friendoftony is asking for Mr. Oddone to WALK (if thats what he means by "getting fair trial") then the friend maybe has the same type of temper or loss of self-control and/or drinking behavior as Oddone and thats why Friend thinks Oddone is the victim??? Friend: how do you excuse the use of DEADLY FORCE for getting pushd off a 4 ft. table?? There is no POSSIBLE WAY Oddone thought his life was in danger. " Nov 8, 09 8:47 AM
I can see the point Funbeer is making. But Oddone will be going to jail for a long time nonetheless. Because there was a point when Reister was no longer a threat, and Oddone wasnt listening to reason by the bystanders." Nov 9, 09 8:14 AM
ISNT OBAMA'S AUNT IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY?? "Auntie ZeituniI", a Kenyan immigrant. (GOOGLE IT PEOPLE)
I also remember hearing rumors of her being put to the head of the line for her visa papers. (Now that part may or may not be tru)e. But it is a fact she is in this country illegal.
SEEMS ALL YOU DEMOCRATS HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT. Shouldnt you hold the same standard to Obama as you have spewn here to Linda. Matter of fact we should hold Obama to a higher standard.
My point is its ludacris to pass any responsibility/blame merely by association.
These here are just the Linda-haters who cant give it up." Nov 15, 09 7:49 AM
and what makes you so sure that ALL ATH'S family members are perfect citizens?? Hmmm???" Nov 15, 09 7:52 AM
what about Hollis Warner?? I must have missed that one." Nov 15, 09 4:44 PM
and funny how the news of Obamas aunt being an illegal alien was held off until after HIS election. If it would have been put out there before the election it would have hurt him. You guys are just grasping at straws w/Linda here. " Nov 16, 09 7:07 AM
Just the fact that this paper and some commentors her have turned this article around and made it all about Linda is a joke. Im sure if we dug deep enough we could find some dirt on ATH's relatives too. So whats your point?" Nov 16, 09 12:26 PM
PERHAPS there would have been a different outcome if he wasnt pushed THIS TIME. But it sounds like Oddone was just a ticking time bomb. If it wasnt Reister than it would have been someone else. How can you not see that???? No one has rage like that only ONE moment in his life and never again??? You keep saying youre not excusing what he did but it sure sounds like you are! Over & over again." Nov 16, 09 9:53 PM
Strangely enough I saw an almost identical case on DatelineID. The guy got involuntary manslaughter w/a maximum of 10 yrs (eligible for parole in 5)
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What if this happened in a school? Lets say an obnoxious punk of a 10th grader , who just came back high from lunch, pushed a teacher or even took a swing at him b/c the teacher took away his cellphone. (it DOES happen.) The teacher then puts the kid in a chokehold until he is DEAD. And all the other kids tried to get him off. Same story all I did was change the characters. Does that change anybody's tune now?? (those of you who think Oddone was right to act in self defense.)" Nov 17, 09 1:56 PM
Hysterical. Curious to know why it is so important for SJD to know where i live. I could care less where HE lives or anybody else on this page. I find it hysterical. But, If I did not live within the Town of Southampton then I would not be so interested in this newspaper or what it prints or who runs for Town of Southampton Supervisor,or anything else that goes on in this town. Thats all you have to know. This is soooo off topic!!!
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good point frank about hiding behind initials! and ive worked in WHB for so long that yes, I do feel knowledged enough to comment about it. Maybe SJD wants to come over my house LOL" Nov 18, 09 7:05 AM
and for the record (but who cares really) I never said I DONT live in WHB I said I work in WHB. I may or may not live there however. Thats my business. Can we get back on point now? But Im flattered youve taken such an interest in me, my friend." Nov 18, 09 9:05 AM
I do not know anything about Linda's family. (and p.s. did you ever think maybe I was trying to throw you off the scent of where I live since you are a little TOOOO anamoured and inquistive about my life & my location?? I do have 2 teenage daughters and dont need stalkers like you in my area.)" Nov 19, 09 7:39 AM
I mean seriously, you went back and searched thru my 187 POSTS! to find where I had said I dont live in WHB??? so that you could copy & paste it??
Wow. Like I said before you are little too anamoured with me. " Nov 19, 09 8:08 AM
REPEAT: I do not know Linda's aunt or any of her extended family. And I do not know anything about her aunt's troubles except when I read about it in this newspaper. How the heck would I know what fines her aunt paid?? Hilarious" Nov 19, 09 4:14 PM
Ive seen enough live trials on tv to know that basically if you search long & hard enough you can find someone - even an expert - to see your side of the story, agree to testify and say what you want them to say. (That goes for prosecution & defense sides.) It doesnt make an expert any less of an expert it just means he disagrees with someone in the same field. Ever hear the expression "go to another doctor to get a second opinion??" We all know all you have to do is raise doubt. The testimony could be wish-wash but if it raises doubt its done the job." Nov 24, 09 7:12 PM
Bottom line: Oddone's life was NOT IN DANGER. Not even close." Nov 26, 09 7:21 AM
Ironically I just happen to be in traffic court yesterday due to an expired registration (mine was dismissed.) But there just happened to be TWO young men and ONE young woman there - all 3 charged with DWI's. (separate incidents.)
The 2 young men were granted stays (they got their licenses back) and received community service. The young woman's license was suspended for 1 yr and she rec'd 3 yrs probation. Who knows why these situations were treated so differently! Therefore we cannot speculate as to why the judge issued a stay on Linda's license. I hope this ends the confusion and biasness." Nov 26, 09 10:30 AM
To Friendforlife: then what was his intention?? when he had him in a choke hold to the floor, what was his intention? Im just saying that you keep saying that. But you never tell us what exaclty his intention was when he ultimately took Reister's life. Could you clarify?? Was it to maim hime? Was it to render him unconcious? Was it to handicapp him? Please clear things up." Nov 28, 09 1:06 PM
FRIENDFORLIFE: did you ignore my question on purpose or you just didnt see it? I asked since you constantly state that Tony did not intend to kill Reister then please- this is your chance to clear the air- what exactly DID he intend to do? Maim him? Handicap him? Render him unconcious? If youre so SURE that he didnt intend to kill him then you should answer the question since you claim you seem to know the answer. I am simply asking a question. And I wish we would ALL please stop using the word "animal" to describe murders, pedophiles, whatever because for the most part we LIKE animals, right? For the most part animals are good for humanity. So lets stop insulting the animals!!
I for one am sick of it. If you must, use the word Monster or something else.... please!" Nov 28, 09 9:53 PM
HB4life: I dont think the Press owes us anything. We dont pay for the online paper. And Im sure they have other things to do, such as report other stories, than to sit here all day as you suggest updating this story minute-by-minute.
Have we all forgotten that this is a WEEKLY paper and it is mere convenience that we are able to log on everyday and view articles from the luxury of our desks/homes. Im just sayin.... to badger & berate the Editor is kinda out of line." Dec 3, 09 9:46 AM
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