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#1487797 --- 08/04/16 02:55 PM Cook: Fired or Retired?
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Offline
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The scuttlebutt is that (the often re-employed) Jason Cook left his part time job at Chemung County DAs office abruptly on Friday, July 29th. The question is: did he choose to leave on his own or was there another reason? Either he left for cause or is he really so arrogant that he thinks hell win the election and wont need his part time Chemung County job. One reason is as bad as the other.

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#1487803 --- 08/04/16 05:57 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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His departure was planned months ago so he could spend more time on his campaign to become the next Yates County Judge, now that Gardner has legal problems and Conlon is being investigated by the Commission on Judicial Conduct for the illegality imprisonment of a man last April. Now that he's the only candidate not facing legal problems he's a sure shoo in.


Edited by helpme (08/04/16 08:00 PM)

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#1487804 --- 08/04/16 06:22 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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Originally Posted By: helpme
His departure was planned months ago so he could spend more time on his campaign to become the next Yates County Judge, now that Gardner has legal problems and Conlon is being investigated by the Commission on Judicial Conduct for the illegality imprisonment of a man last April. Now that he's the only candidate not facing legal problems he's a sure shoe in.


If all that were true, and he was a "shoo in," there'd be no reason for him to quit his job to campaign, right?

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#1487810 --- 08/04/16 08:08 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Hot Burrito]
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He also wants some free time to enjoy life before he becomes our next County Judge for the next 10 years. We will also have a new District Attorney within the next 6 months.

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#1487825 --- 08/05/16 06:01 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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Originally Posted By: helpme
He also wants some free time to enjoy life before he becomes our next County Judge for the next 10 years. We will also have a new District Attorney within the next 6 months.


With all due respect, that answer is nonsensical.

The election is in November.
The winner doesn't take office until approximately two months later (January).

If, as you say, Cook wanted time off before taking office, he could take off a full two months after the elections (and be secure in the knowledge he was about to make nearly $200k per year).
Instead, however, you want us to believe he quit a "part time" job now, even before the primary, because he needs a break?

Either Cook is a delicate flower who can't handle the stress of a campaign (doubtful) or you're just making things up to explain a loss of employment.

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#1487833 --- 08/05/16 11:22 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Sam the Sham]
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Sam, you have figured out "helpme". He likes to take bits of information and twist them to fit his agenda. Either that or just makes stuff up!

Despite he and Mr. Cooks spin, D.A. Gardner has no "legal problems". Their attempt to spin the apparent acts of a single, apparent over zealous volunteer who may have forged some signatures on a petition for several candidates is a stretch.

He also tried to say Conlon did something illegal. He was asked to provide the decision some time ago so people could see what really happened rather than believe his spin. He has not done so.

As to Mr. Cook, he has worn a path out between a few County District Attorney's offices in central NY. He spent his only term as Yates County D.A. several years ago talking about how he was going to be the next county judge when Judge Falvey retired.
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#1487864 --- 08/06/16 02:30 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Hot Burrito]
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Gardner is the one who lost her Assistant D.A. position when District Attorney Susan Lindenmuth canned her for interfering with an arrest being made by the State Police. Cook is the only candidate who isn't facing legal problems, and he is the only candidate that the State Police have endorsed. The other two candidates might better throw the towel in now.

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#1487866 --- 08/06/16 06:38 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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It appears Cook is the only one without a job. The endorsement by the NYSP for Cook might be the kiss of death, it was when he ran for re-election as D.A.

People like to think that their Judge is impartial. Law Enforcement generally stays neutral in contests such as this so people don't think the Judge would be biased towards the police ina future court cases.

Its interesting how you think you have insight on everything that goes on in the District Attorney's office and Judges chambers.
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#1487867 --- 08/06/16 09:09 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Mean Gene]
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He's taking a couple of months off to run his campaign and to enjoy the rest of the summer, before he dedicates the next 10 years of his life as the next Yates County Judge. The New York State Police have endorsed him because they have worked with all three candidates and therefore they know he's the most qualified candidate, it's as simple as that and the reason you dislike him is because you know he doesn't play favorites.

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#1487870 --- 08/07/16 07:44 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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I have worked with Mr. Cook, its not that he doesn't "play favorites", its more like he stumbles and falls when he plays. smile
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#1487872 --- 08/07/16 09:49 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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Originally Posted By: helpme
He's taking a couple of months off to run his campaign and to enjoy the rest of the summer, before he dedicates the next 10 years of his life as the next Yates County Judge.


LIke Sam wrote, that doesn't make any sense. Sounds like spin.

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#1487876 --- 08/07/16 11:50 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Blue_man]
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Like Sam you don't know what you're talking about and you're judging him by your living conditions, living from paycheck to paycheck.

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#1487877 --- 08/07/16 11:56 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Mean Gene]
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What you mean is he wouldn't give you special treatment for your personal problems, I have to go with what the State police say not you.


Edited by helpme (08/07/16 11:57 AM)

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#1487881 --- 08/07/16 10:30 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Do some checking around, Mr. Cook has some feelers out trying to pickup another part time ADA job. Apparently being unemployed doesn't look good on his resume.
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#1487888 --- 08/08/16 08:28 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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Originally Posted By: helpme
He's taking a couple of months off to run his campaign and to enjoy the rest of the summer


I understand he's taking time off for hunting season


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#1487937 --- 08/09/16 12:37 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Toxic]
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I'm looking for a wabbit that's bar hoping cuz she dount like to cook butt it sher like to eat.


Edited by helpme (08/09/16 01:01 AM)

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#1488112 --- 08/11/16 06:52 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Conlon is the only Canidate that doesn't have anything negative out there. Gardner has some major issues and Cook doesn't have the experience and seems to flip flop from here to there.

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#1488118 --- 08/11/16 08:00 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: girl2]
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Ms. Gardner's only issues are the unwarranted attacks being directed towards her.
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#1488229 --- 08/13/16 12:56 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Jason Cook as county judge. That is laughable. He was incompetent as county DA, reaching the pinnacle of the Peter Principle. Almost (needed out of county intervention) screwed the pooch on the Mennonite deaths on Pre Emption Road and required outside help in 3 or 4 other cases. Lost the only two cases he personally tried and was handily beaten by Valerie Gardner. Helpme, why can't you recognize incompetence when you (don't) see it? He will finish 3rd in the voting. I predict he will get slightly more votes than Schwarting did last time he ran.

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#1488258 --- 08/14/16 02:43 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Enigma3]
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Please don't be foolish soon Gardner will be disbarred and Conlon's next job will be that of a paralegal if he can find a lawyer that will hire him, and you will be addressing Jason as the Honorable Judge Cook of Yates County.


Edited by helpme (08/14/16 03:07 AM)

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