The first comment to my post Tiny Tim vs. Red Man contains an idiotic statement – highlighted below – obviously posted by someone who does not have Town of Rochester’s interest at heart. Keep in mind, this statement was dishonestly made for political gain.
November 4, 2013 at 5:59 PM
Tim is a good guy, that is being manipulated by “friends” . Unfortunately, those pushing him on, do not have Tim’s best interest in mind. The Bernardo’s are trying to use Tim to dirty Carl, thereby discrediting Carl’s endorsement of Lynn. Tim is just what our town needs, young family candidates willing to serve. He is not ready for Supervisor but would be a good candidate for town board.
I quickly expressed my aversion to the idea of Tim Bunch being “just what our town needs,” and I am proud of those who also left comments on behalf of the community.
Jon Dogar-Marinesco says:
November 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Cut the crap! Tim Bunch is the last thing our town needs. Somebody without a mind of his own is never a good candidate. He might be willing to serve, but he is not equipped to serve. He is equipped to take orders from people like you and Bernardos. One more time, cut the crap! You want to influence the Town Board, run for a seat. Did I mention “cut the crap?”
November 4, 2013 at 8:06 PM
6:20, you’re absolutely right! A “good guy” does not allow to be manipulated, especially after is made aware of the manipulation. A “young family candidate” who keeps on lying to get votes is not a good example for his own kids. Somebody who never listens to arguments is not a good candidate for town board. Somebody who unfairly calls an entire town board “dirty” – and hates the current Town and State leaders – has no place on any leadership team. Tim Bunch does not want to unite Rochester. Tim Bunch is a divider.
November 4, 2013 at 8:08 PM
No one would want to serve on a board with someone so mis-informed. He would be a huge embarrassment for Rochester.
Carl Chipman says:
November 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM
5:59, You certainly sound like David O’Haloran. Tim Bunch’s profile certainly looks good as did Len and Terry Bernardo’s when they first ran for office with your support. You, me, and a lot of other people had the wool pulled over our eyes and look at the mess we are in. The Republican Party at the local level up to the county is in shambles. We study history so that we can learn from our past mistakes. So let us not support someone based on his profile of being a young family man and instead look deeper into the quality of his character.
You are correct that Mr. Bunch was manipulated to be an attack puppy against me to damage me in order to discredit the quality of my endorsement of Lynn Archer. Bunch was easy to manipulate as the Bernardos played to his ultra conservative intolerant leanings and fed his ego at the same time. I spoke with many people who know him well by working and doing business with him and they seem to think that he thinks he has the answers to everything. A common complaint I heard was that he does not seem to listen to the differing viewpoints of others and that his is the only way of looking at things. Doesn’t that sound a lot like his buddy “Let me tell you something” Len Bernardo?
Many people tried to sway Mr. Bunch to run for a council seat but Mr. Bunch would not have anything to do with that. He thought he knew everything and had all of the answers so he should go right for supervisor. The fact that I perform wedding ceremonies for same sex couples and the fact that I did not support Terry Bernardo’s dog and pony show at the UPAC to do a memorializing resolution against the Safe Act were also contributing factors.
The combination of Bernardo pumping him full of lies and his own inability to grasp the issues of importance to the Town led him to run a negative campaign filled with falsehoods and personal attacks. Tim Bunch shelved his self purported “Christian values” in order to run an ugly campaign against me. Somehow he believed that the end justified the unchristian-like means. If this is how he runs a campaign, then how would he run a town? Leopards don’t change their spots.
The problem with an attack puppy like Tim is that he will grow up to be a dog. A “Bernardo Attack Dog” (BAD) elected to any position in the Town of Rochester would be BAD for our community. If it wasn’t Bernardo pulling his strings, would it be you or someone else. I agree that the interests of young families must be represented at the table but let us elect young independent (Not INDEPENDENCE!) thinkers to serve unfettered with the strings of special interests.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco
Mr. Chipman, you spelled out the truth…
“Bernardos played to his ultra conservative intolerant leanings and fed his ego at the same time. I spoke with many people who know him well by working and doing business with him and they seem to think that he thinks he has the answers to everything.”
Look at Mr. Bunch’s after-election posting on Facebook – he actually thought he could win!
“Thank you to all those who voted for me. It was a very odd feeling to lose; not completely unexpected. Carl is the incumbent, he had three lines, and we are in a very democratic area. I do believe that the fight (front line) is here. It is at the caucus not the election and the real teeth behind the political machine is in the seats on the committee. This was unknown before, but I am a quick learner. I will not be caught off guard twice.
Yesterday there was some things posted on my wall from a couple of democrats that were less than encouraging so I decided to delete the entire section.
If you happen to be a democrat and you posted yesterday don’t assume it was you. Please only positive posts.
Now, Rochester sit back an watch and please keep tract.
Post the issues as they unfold. Hold them to there promises this time. No tax raise is what they said until two day before the election lets see.
Post the changes as they come.”
He thinks he knows it all when, in fact, he doesn’t understand much!
What’s this Bunch of non-sense?
“It is at the caucus not the election and the real teeth behind the political machine is in the seats on the committee. This was unknown before, but I am a quick learner. I will not be caught off guard twice.”
“Political machine is in the seats on the committee”?!
Which committee, Bunch?
At the town level, at least one of your mentors, Terry Bernardo, is a member.
Moreover, she is member of the State Republican committee too.
How was that working against you?
Chipman has nothing to do with any Committee – he is just a very good supervisor who cares for his town.
Of course, he didn’t need to plant hate signs on Davis’ field
(how shameful was that?)
Very glad that Carl won….honestly the way Mr. Bunch has reacted is a little scary….does he rea-act this way at his job????…..I am very happy to have a person that can have control in public and not in the public..For Mr. Bunch to react this way on social media and so on…displays a sore loser and not someone we deserve to be OUR Town Supervisor…..Thank you Carl for all you stand for and have proved to us…the people we made the right choice!!…Mr. Bunch for future political agenda’s I suggest you tone it down…your political party who backed you should suggest to relax….you have done some damage in my vision…to Mrs. Bernardo’s election…sorry if this offends you or anyone else…but it’s over and be a better person…and stop…you got attention…but what I hear is all negative….just stating my obligation to say as I feel…as my right…and move on…to the future…bitter is not the way to go….Peace…