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LETTER: Dykema's Campaign Mislead Voters

Dykema's return of the SEUI donation was not done properly according to one patch reader.

Dear Editor,

It is Rep. Dykema who is attempting to mislead voters. 

Miraculously yesterday she comes up with back dated letter saying she returned it.  The problem with that is that the SEIU never reported the return check until guess when?  Yesterday.  How convenient!

The other problem is that the proper procedure for returning a donation is to deposit and then refund.  If you look at the Representative’s previous reports, that’s how she has done it in the past. 

During the debate, she said the SEIU has never helped her campaign.  Don’t believe me read the Milford Daily News article.  http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x185285772/New-legislators-received-thousands-in-PAC-union-donations.  Is the newspaper now lying as well?

100% of the Representative mailers have been funded by the Massachusetts Democrat State Party and other special interest groups.  She votes for the Speaker not the district.  That’s why she is getting all this help from Boston.

Thank you, 

Shane Hayes

Don Folkes November 03, 2012 at 07:04 AM
You still haven't learned, Ms. Hayes. You have already been caught tonight in a huge lie with your personal attack against Lisa Keefe who stated she was reporting your abuse to the editor. Have you no shame at all. If you look on OCPF, you'll see that Mr. Lamb has raised quite a great deal of funding, and this is a huge show of support. MWDN is a handful of people on an editorial board, not the masses. The Holliston town meeting was scheduled for Monday. Due to mother nature and the hurricane, it was postponed until Thursday, Nov 1 by the town. This event Mr. Lamb had scheduled was already booked way in advance of course. So, that means you need to work it and cover both. It's that simple. You live in Hopkinton, So, you weren't there. This is just more dirt from the Dykema campaign. You can still go to part of a meeting and show up late at an event. This is common sense when something is booked way in advance and a hurricane happens to roll in. You really are beneath contempt. I was hoping before when you decided to dig into Ms. Keefe's personal matters and how that backfired on you when she talked about her serious illness, that you would have learned your lesson and stop. You haven't learned. You are shameful and reprehensible to take a hurricane and postponement of a meeting out of context for your petty partisan political purposes. Shame on you.
Don Folkes November 03, 2012 at 07:06 AM
Shame on you, Ms Hayes for taking the postponement of a town meeting due to a hurricane out of context. You Dykema supporters are totally heartless and lack the morals and integrity of common decency.
Darlene Hayes November 03, 2012 at 02:41 PM
There are name calling posts directed at myself from the person you reference, others & now yourself. An insomnia moment I posted something I immedietly regretted & deleted. My post was wrong & admittedly so. Refencing it in strings is going to make people curious. Unlike some I dont hide behind an alias & appreciate yourself not taking jabs at my far from heartless character as well. In regards to the special town meeting and Mr Lamb's lack of presence. This has been a hot button about: lack of local involvement & poor attendence record at town meetings. Instead the release should have included a message like this: "Mr Lamb was disappointed not to be able to stay and participate in the rescheduled special town mtg in Holliston on 11/1. This meeting was rescheduled from 10/30 in the wake of hurricane Sandy and Mr Lamb had already a previous scheduled republican leaders event to attend but did his best to juggle his calendar this day with multiple committments." this statement then covers the question why in this circumstance. which was obvious but does need to be publicly stated. pr 101-who, what, when & why -his statement need the why regardless of assumed or obvious. I still also, believe the opposing campaign needs to make a public statement against the trespassing onto private property, theft and destruction of democratic signs in the town of Holliston. No statement leads to an assumed perception this behavior is accepted.
SJohnson November 03, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Where have you been? Haven't you noticed there was a hurricane? Tons of signs for ALL candidates have 'disappeared'. Even without the storm, many Republican lawn signs in MY town have mysteriously gone missing overnight, as well. You don't see Marty's side putting the blame on your side, do you? Your libelous accusations at your candidate's opponent are despicable.
SJohnson November 03, 2012 at 05:45 PM
But then again, from somebody who would trash a person because of her medical condition, why should we expect more out of you.
Darlene Hayes November 03, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Examine what I said it was to the opposing party not the candidate. I did not trash an illness I posted a link to public record that unfortunately has been water cooler chatter for months. I regretted doing and deleting on my own accord almost immediately, less than 5 minutes. It wss in haste and response to retaliate at bullying, name calling and half truths. I am far from heartless and must not know me or how I try to always be an active giver in my community.
Darlene Hayes November 03, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Also, check police bests the signs issue started prior to Sandy and in most represent democratic canidates (note plural not one single out).
Anne Babcock November 03, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Is Shane Hayes complaining that Rep. Dykema's campaign received a donation in the form of a check, which was never endorsed or deposited, but was returned to the donor? Am I missing something here? Any person or organization is capable of mailing a check to an unwilling recipient; the fact that Rep. Dykema did not deposit the check clearly shows she did not wish to receive it. Obviously, she received no benefit from this check, either.
Dianna Vosburg November 03, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Carolyn Dykema cannot be held responsible for when the SEIU recorded a returned check! She should be applauded for her commitment to a grassroots campaign. On the other hand, obnoxious musical mailings, fake newspapers, and pink "wife letters" make it hard to take Lamb's campaign very seriously....
Don Folkes November 04, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Lawns signs for Scott Brown and Marty Lamb have been missing in Southborough since the middle of this past week, especially since Halloween. So, efforts are being made to replace. No one on the Republican candidate side is making a public fuss. Unfortunately, this kind of crap goes on every election cycle.
Don Folkes November 04, 2012 at 04:57 AM
It's posts like this filled with whining and ridicule that tell me Marty Lamb is being effective.
Darlene Hayes November 04, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Carolyn Dykema is running an honest campaign for re-election with a great deal of local community support. Ms Vosburg is like many of us not influenced by gimmicks. Check out an urban dictionary meaning of this type of tatics: gimmicks ; garbage disguised as hard work. Piggybackers love gimmicks because it helps disguise their piggybacking behaviour. Often, Piggybackers spend more time writing emails (or gimmicks) than actually spending time on the actual work or task at hand. This is how you can identify a piggybacker.Typically, the piggybackers will frustrate the piggybacked with too much gimmicks
Darlene Hayes November 04, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Mr Folkes, I refernced to a letter on this platform from a Holliston DTC member noting this dishonest behavior and wanting this illegal behavior to stop. My plea was for a RTC to respond with a similiar comment. Sandy was pre Halloween so if it is increasing post that date it can not be the result of the hurricane as another poster mentioned. This is not crap; its tresspassing, theft and vandelism regardless of party.
Anne Babcock November 04, 2012 at 02:23 PM
No matter what your political leanings, it's perfectly okay to voice concern over actions in your community that are both unethical and illegal. It's certainly preferable to stealing political signs.
Kelly Roney November 04, 2012 at 03:34 PM
I noticed one of those Lamb lawn signs missing yesterday in Southborough - the one that was illegally planted on public land at the intersection of White-Bagley and Boston Rd (Rt. 30). I was too busy going door-to-door for Carolyn to check whether the many illegally placed Lamb signs along Framingham Rd. were also taken down. Frankly, the towns should be taking down these illegally placed signs. You'll notice that no Democrats at all have placed signs on public property in Southborough.
Don Folkes November 04, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Mr. Roney, I'm reporting you for abuse. We have ourselves delivered many signs to properties with permission, and those signs have been taken. We put more up yesterday, and they have been taken again. Others have been thrown in the woods and behind stone walls.
Kelly Roney November 04, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Go ahead and report me, Don. You've got nothing to report. I didn't take your illegal sign down - I noticed it was missing. Keep your signs off public property.
Don Folkes November 04, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Mr. Roney, you are making wild unfounded baseless accusations. We put signs only on private property with permission. Everything we do is legal and proper. The dirt your throw around is pathetic. Typical hit and run Chicago style politics.
Don Folkes November 04, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Ms Hayes - I've noticed lots of Lamb and Brown lawn signs disappear in Southborough since Halloween. This was after the storm, too. Why were they removed and by whom I wonder. What motive. If you want to talk to the RTC, don't you know how ? Don't you know who to call ? You all know who is in charge in other groups. Pick up the phone. Instead, you would rather make a public spectacle. You and Mr. Roney are a tag team combo. He was online with you that night posting comments as well. This was the same night the woman was attacked on her medical condition.
Darlene Hayes November 04, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Kelly, I am rarely in Southboro except to go to the kids' pediatrician or Red Barn. If these signs are on public property and you see them today, please take pictures. Then accusations can stop with documented factual proof.
Darlene Hayes November 04, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Mr Folkes, Watch libelous claims against me. My posting was public record and in no way an "attack", I took it down based on my own knowing it was wrong morally to my own beliefs. You repetitive bullying of this issue could be considered an attack on myself and further embarresment to the person you are trying to defend.
Kelly Roney November 04, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Don, no idea which "we" you're talking about, but Marty Lamb signs have been all over MWRA property for months. People have asked me what to do about them, and I've told them to do nothing, since people know that a candidate who puts signs up that way is not serious about following the rules. You work for such a campaign. Aren't you proud!
Darlene Hayes November 04, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Just late this afternoon thru social media Carolyn Dykema personally put out a request to please return a stash of missing campaign signs. This is becoming very sad, regardless of election results - come Wednesday we are all still neighbors living in the same community.
Kelly Roney November 04, 2012 at 10:49 PM
The important fact is that this letter is a distortion and a smear. Carolyn Dykema declined the SEIU's unsolicited contribution, and Marty Lamb partisans don't care what's true. They only care about trying to damage her with a mistake that someone else made. It's completely despicable but par for the course they've taken since February.
Iron Mike November 04, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Aah yes, 'distortion and smear'. Dykema votes 95% with Speaker DeLeo – and votes 'YES' on ALL UNION ISSUES, [including UNIONIZING day care centers] - but she is an innocent woman... And the 2.1 million-member SEIU 'made an innocent mistake'.... They weren't recognizing, rewarding and buying another Mass Democrat... - just a mistake. Nothing to see here people, - move along...
Darlene Hayes November 04, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Iron Mike, I see you must be back from the mall where you feel it is fine to give history quizes to other people's children and approach strangers. FYI: I checked and you have not been cori checked to survey anyone in any of the Simon Malls. Since, you can't vote in the 8th district from Acton...maybe you should move along or is there no republican to promote in your district. Take a Geritol & watch Wheel of Fortune but you don't care about this community. I see the good Dykema does in the 8th district and for its 56,000 residents, concern yourself with your own backyard. Come Wednesday this district will have re-elected Carolyn Dykema, still be neighbors in this community who regardless of the election outcomes actually care about each other beyond a politcal agenda.
Kelly Roney November 05, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Congratulations, you got me, Mike. Your comment goes beyond distortion into outright lying. Carolyn has voted with unions sometimes but certainly not on all union issues. I've said it before, and you know it. But that doesn't stop you from repeating the lie. A couple of examples: - No on casinos, which the AFL-CIO wanted - Yes on more charter schools, which teachers' unions opposed - Yes on new procedures for evaluating teachers, against the teachers' unions views - Yes on giving towns the power to put union workers onto the state GIC for cheaper health insurance, which AFSCME and other public worker unions opposed Those are facts. Carolyn Dykema's voting record is less partisan than every single Republican in the House. Every single one. Nonetheless, she has a history of working with GOP members to pass important legislation, the Valor Act, for one.
Darlene Hayes November 05, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Iron Mike is desperate and smear good character, grasping at straws from his computer in Acton and doesn't care "diddly" for the direct concerns and needs in OUR community. As you know with a child in tow I showed up in Southboro to apologize in person to someone in our community that I felt I hurt in these blogs and didnt want to do that to a neighbor. Because come Wednesday we are still a tight knit community that truely cares for one another, helps each other regardless of party affiliation because we are neighbors. Iron Mike on the other hand doesn't care, would not lend a hand in our community & on a party mission. The opposing canidate could be be kangaroo but would hop on board to promote for party sake & doesn't again give "diddly" for a qualified community advocate to represent OUR backyard.
Darlene Hayes November 06, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Well then they should be reporting it to the police. Ihave seen police beat reports mainly on thr D side and sl ss o I addressd a party not a canidate.
Darlene Hayes November 06, 2012 at 07:25 PM
I trashed no one and the two of us are in a good place. Seems like something you heard third party isn't accurate.

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