Dispelling myths and lies about sheriff candidates

Fri, 06/20/2008 - 4:57am
By: sniffles5

There have been many scurrilous charges spread about the various candidates for Fayette County sheriff in the upcoming election.

I'd like to dispel some of the common falsehoods.

1. Lie:Wayne Hannah will inappropriately visit your home if you complain about him in the Citizen
Truth: There is nothing inappropriate about this. This is actually good solid preventive police work, after all, the last 3 people who complained about Hannah in the Citizen had their houses mysteriously burn to the ground.

2. Lie:The name on Barry Babb's birth certificate is actually "Barack Hussein Babb".
Truth: I have no idea where this lie came from. Additionaly, the rumor that Babb was raised a Muslim is also untrue.

3. Lie:Thomas Mindar will beat you up if you disagree with him.
Truth: This lie has followed Mindar around his entire career. While Mindar may routinely threaten to beat up someone who disagrees with him, there is NO evidence that he actually follows through on these threats.

4. Lie:Dave Simmons sold his soul to the Devil to be promoted to Detroit police Commander.
Truth: Dave Simmons did not sell his soul to the Devil, he merely "loaned" it to the Prince of Lies for that promotion. In any event, the Devil found Mr. Simmons soul to be too shriveled and decayed to be of any use to him and demanded a refund.

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Spear Road Guy's picture
Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Mon, 06/30/2008 - 9:40am.

I wish we had a good outsider to run for sheriff and clean things up. What ever happened to the retired FBI guy who ran against Sheriff Johnson years ago?

Bruce Jordan will give you an ear full about what's going on and he should know Smiling

Vote Republican

Submitted by sageadvice on Mon, 06/30/2008 - 11:22am.

I preciate yer vot as a writ in.
I am FBI man also. (Fooled Baffled Idiots). (On the Internet).
pls vot fer me as I no you wil find i kin do as gude as eny goin.

Submitted by concern about f... on Sun, 06/29/2008 - 8:48pm.

Has any one hear about the meeting that a candidate for sheriff had with his deputies several weekends ago about the election and who they need to vote for,
and ask them not to place yard signs and vehicle signs on there personnel property.

This ia a no-no......

I am worried about the candidate that breaks rules and laws that he is suppose to uphold......

Submitted by sageadvice on Mon, 06/30/2008 - 3:33am.

"Has anyone hear..." no but I heered bout hit
He "ask" them, did he? Maybe he asked?
"there" person property:
here a property, "there" a property, and their personal property!
"suppose" to uphold...don't follow...is it supposed?

Who do all this stuff? The sines I meen!

Vot fer Sage by writ in! I writ much worser!

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Submitted by brooksga1994 on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 11:57am.

Well i am glad the truth is out now lol

Go babb

Submitted by TruthWarrior on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 5:32pm.

If THE BOSS is elected he will have Tom( let's take this to the ring) Mindar to enforce his rules. Kinda like Victor Hill's Goons. Oh, never mind we don't need rules if THE BOSS is Sheriff. Noone will ever do anything wrong.

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Submitted by THE BOSS on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 9:17pm.

Tom Mindar will be assigned to traffic.
Sorry Captain.

Submitted by TruthWarrior on Sat, 06/28/2008 - 7:52am.

If you're putting Mindar in traffic he won't be my worry. I don't believe I'll ever see Captains' bars because I'm not willing to suck up. I'm just a fellow Christian listening to all the lies coming out of your campaign. Whether I like you or not, it's still wrong. I don't believe God blesses anything that comes from falsehoods.

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Submitted by carbonunit52 on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 5:32am.


Submitted by skyspy on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 5:01am.

You opened up a can of worms now. LOL!

Have a good day.

Submitted by TruthWarrior on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 5:54pm.

Hey I heard today that Babb, Mindar, and Simmons have made a pact.If any of the three get in a runoff against Wayne, the other two will give there votes to them. Sounds like the race is personally against Wayne and not to elect the best Sheriff for the county. What kinda deal have they worked out. Think about it. Sheriff Babb, Chief Deputy Simmons, and Special Operations Chief Mindar. Hey BOSS don't let Mr. Simmons see the Dixie Outfitter shirts in you closet. He may take offense. I would.

Submitted by williammuddy on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 4:12pm.

If this is indeed true it concerns me. It makes it sound personal. What is a Dixie Outfitter shirt? And who is the BOSS?

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Submitted by THE BOSS on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 9:19pm.

Your just mad because I wouldn’t let you have one.

Submitted by TruthWarrior on Sat, 06/28/2008 - 7:40am.

No, I would not take one if you offered. The Bible tells me that I should love everyone therefore I believe that bigotry is a sin.

Submitted by ujustgotburned on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 6:19pm.

What a great point! I have heard the exact same thing from a very reliable source. I wonder what position Mr. Simmons has promised to GIVE to his good buddy, Bruce Jordan?? Now that is a scary thought. Is that someone that we want back in a position of authority within the Sheriff's Department? People need to realize that the ONLY honest and capable man running in this election is Wayne Hannah and the rest are CLOWNS not capable of running a circus!

Submitted by fayettenative on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 8:13pm.

Sam's Auditorium? For all the hype I've heard about Mr. Hannah, I was surprised at his showing tonight. I was very unimpressed. Babb stood out as the best to me. I'd be interested in what others thought about tonight.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 8:18pm.

If it was Smolla against a monkey....we would have monkey shines!

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Submitted by Voice of Fayett... on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 8:18pm.

Wayne has about as much substance as Lynn Westmoreland. But then again with a dopey electorate that might be good enough. I emailed Wayne. Never heard back. I saw him and invited him to come talk to our group. He blew us off.

Faced with the complex challenges of law enforcement ahead, we need someone with the sophistication of a Barry Babb.

Submitted by wannabeme2 on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 7:17pm.

Obviously you are NOT a female, and obviously you have not worked under Hannah- "Litteraly"!
Why don't you go ask a few female dispatchers or any female subordinate of Wayne's and you will get a different view of him!
I am surprised that this hasn't come out yet, but I can't sit by and be silent any longer.
Wayne's "People" keep spreading lies about the other candidates when they need to be checking Wayne's closet for skeletons!!!
I DON'T WANT A SHERIFF LIKE WAYNE HANNAH that has a proven record of such disregard of female subordinates!

Submitted by dreamer on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 4:28pm.

Thank you !!!!.............Finally someone said it!

Now if we can just get the rest of the skeletons out of that closet!

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 9:38pm.

I have heard this myself(and more) from a reliable, honest ex-employee who is female and it's pretty much always formed my opinion on Hannah as unfavorable.

I'm not that wild about Simmons and Mindar seems a little over the top to me for someone who wants to be the head of a serious law enforcement agency like the SO. I doubt his management abilities in regards to modern people skills at this point. That leaves Barry Babb. OK.

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Submitted by Road Runner on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 7:48pm.

So tell the truth on Hannah. I want to hear this one!

Submitted by williammuddy on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 6:51pm.

I hope they have not worked out some kind of deal. I really wish that this could be a clean campaign. As far as I can tell Hannah is the only one not throwing mud. That's exactly what I expected though. Hannah's experience and professionalism is what makes him the best choice. Some of the other candidates could learn to have better morals by observing him. If any of you have been told that Hannah is not forthright and honest, you have been lied to. Don't let those that are willing to trample the ninth commandment fool you. Hannah's honesty and committment to the citizens of the county are the reasons the Sheriff is supporting him. Thank you Wayne for continuing to take the high road. It will pay off in the end. Good Luck and God Bless You.

Submitted by KCW56 on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 10:15pm.

accept Hannah's job offer tonight?

Nice try, but after tonight's showing, your boss bombed.

Submitted by wannabeme2 on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 10:07pm.

Come on...Either you't don't know Wayne Hannah, OR you are part of the "Good Ole Boy" Club too!!!

Submitted by susieq on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 7:13pm.

I don't see a lot of Hannah signs on vehicles, but then, people don't vote for signs. Like Hannah, his supporters are pretty quiet, but I believe they will show up in the voter's booth on July 15.

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