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Opinion: Bookmeyer too toxic to be mixed up with


This news story was published on December 10, 2016.
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While the percentage of overall voters might have been deemed light, it was the outright thrashing of O’Brien that sent an unmistakable “shot across the bow” of Bookmeyer’s ilk.

Paul Adams’ totals tell a much greater story; O’Brien was mostly portrayed as Bookmeyer’s man. What then does that say? It says Bookmeyer is toxic… not a man to be connected with any longer. People were voting against Bookmeyer and it wasn’t close. When Alex Kuhn died it woke up this city. Those councilpersons who voted yes were stripped bare, the facade that they hid behind is gone…

I think Adams will do well for our city and I think Alex would be more than pleased.

Peter Children
Mason City, Iowa


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17 Responses to Opinion: Bookmeyer too toxic to be mixed up with

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    Larry Reply Report comment

    December 13, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Bookmeyer needs to be thrown out of office. That bullcrap with Prestage hurt our community. He did that to us. Get him out of office.

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    Ralph Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Maybe the headline could’ve said “too intoxicated” instead of too toxic? Oh well, I guess either one would be correct.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    More crap from the same guy who bad mouthed Max Weaver because the Globe Gazette paid him. I lost all respect for this guy years ago and now he thinks he is a political pundit that we should listen to. Go screw people on their siding some more. Yes.

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    Captain Jack Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I don’t see a predominant council person at that table. Paul Adams will be intimated unless he proves himself from the onset. That he stands up to Bookmeyer and shows this community just who he is.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      It will be hard for him because he will be alone. He should use the next year and a half as a learning experience. After the next election maybe he can get some help. We will not see the bullying, it will be done behind in the work sessions and committee meetings where we can’t see it happening. I hope Paul brings in to light when it happens so the public can support him.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 10, 2016 at 10:26 pm

        Drunkmeyer will Try to bully and shame Paul, just like he did to Alex..May God rest his soul.! Paul has been told everything and he is well prepared. Paul has a lot of supporters that are just waiting for him to try. This is like Mayberry…word on the street is that Drunkmeyer called a staunch Republican at 11:00 pm e!ection night..complaining about Paul winning. More to it, but you can imagine. Dmeyer is on his way out..along with that brainless wonder Hickey and Dmeyer’s gal pal Solberg.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 11, 2016 at 4:40 am

        The future is in the hands of citizens to build. Grass roots citizen groups committed to building the community they want. Local politics is a partnership, Elected and Citizens. The current administration dictates a failed future. Support Paul Adams at council meetings with a committed community voice and, solely we will see a future different from the past.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

          Excellent idea !! Let’s pack the place !!

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      just the facts Reply Report comment

      December 12, 2016 at 4:34 am

      ‘shows this community just who he is’ you know, like Max!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Hopefully, this marks the beginning of the end for Bookmeyer and his goons. Paul will do well if they do not bully him to the point he becomes disfunctional. I have it on good authority that he has seen Hickey in action and knows exactly what he is.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Absolutely !

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    Captain Jack Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Well, we expected to hear from Boomeyerband we did.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2016 at 11:35 am

    maybe he is wrong, but I agree with him

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    ************************************** Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Well I feel the same as” PC”, O’Brien was picked by boozmeyer. It really should of been Max and Adams in a run off but too many boozers bafoons out there. Paul will do a great job as long as he doesnt fold under the pressure of Bookies bafoons.

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    anonymight Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Complete and utter CRAP from a commentator who has only ever written crap comments. No surprise here.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      Your just upset because he is straight edged!!!