Monday, June 29, 2009

Ben Konop Heckled at Presser

You may have heard on television lately or read in the local paper, that Lucas County Commissioner/Mayoral Candidate Ben Konop was heckled at a presser over the weekend. Like we stated when we started these things, the photog vlogs are to share video that we shot (Chris G. in this case) that didn't make it to our airwaves. Here's the heckling presser.

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Thanks for watching.
-Billau

50 comments:

Maggie Thurber said...

That he doesn't know how to handle this kind of thing is no surprise...

but it's entertaining video!

Anonymous said...

Must have been Mike Bell in the background.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Thurber only knows how to handle that kind of thing because she took lessons from Tom Noe. Oh,,wait,,,that was money she took from Tom Noe.

S. K. Romer said...

Never understood people who want to take a swipe at somebody but didn't have the guts to leave an identity other than "anonymous". Ben sure has a lot of supporters for someone who's never held a job in the real world or accomplished anything of significance in office.

Anonymous said...

MAggie Thurber sucks.. I hate her ... .she stole thousands of dollars from me and my family and continues to from right under my nose.... she is also stealing water from my house she has a hose hooked up to it so she doesnt have to pay for it

Maggie Thurber said...

I'm stealing water???

This means you must be one of my neighbors - why not come over and introduce yourself to me?

Anonymous said...

Well maybe if you were not having sex all day some neighbors could bring you an apple pie....i hope your husband knows about your gentleman callers

Maggie Thurber said...

Well, anonymous, your comments constitute libel, in that they are untrue and printed with malicious intent...

Fair warning!

Anonymous said...

Another emmy award winning appearance by Konop! Funniest video of the campaign season, lets hope the heckler follows him on the road!
Get 'em Maggie!

Chris Founder www.Historydocumented.com said...

Ben states this on his web page about his grandparents- "After years of literally working their fingers to the bone (one of my grandfather’s first jobs was as a fish skinner)"

The honest and hardworking are gone.. or will never get elected. Today is the playing field of the Politician..... no more statesmen.. no more honesty. He did not stand up for himself simply talked the talk with supporters and media around... then walked away.
Stand up and fight for Toledo.. or walk away or beat around the issues. I am sure you have a shot your a democrat.

Anonymous said...

Who will ask Mike Bell how many affairs he had with Married woman when he was Fire Cheif?

Yimmy said...

It is disturbing to me that anyone would disparage another person, ie the comments towards Ms Thurber above, and still proclaim to be the party of hope and change. If hope and change stands for being crass and vulgar to others you have won the battle. If you are truly democrats and supporters of Mr Obama and his policies then I think you would try and be a little more respectful as he would rather than be so immature. This is very representative of the political climate in Toledo, childish people being led to the slaughter by their own leaders and too ignorant to realize it. If you cannot be constructive of find facts you take a shot at someones character, I guess those are the requirements for being a democrat now.

Anonymous said...

I was the heckler. My name is Maxwell. Ben Konop used to "hang" out with our group of friends. I know Ben and his lies. this is not a BOY we should have running anything. About the only thing he is good at is running lies and crap out of his mouth. On Sunday when the cameras were out he knocked on doors to address this water main issue , after the cameras had packed up, he and his lackeys took off. so much for giving a shit huh Ben. He knocked on 5 maybe 6 doors. You are a thief and liar . I will heckle again. Thank you: Maxwell the Heckler.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha thje heckler is my neighbeor ! BEN KENOP SUCKS!!!!! BOOOO BEN KENOP! BOOOO

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious and Maxwell you are precious!!!!!! Thank you for doing your patriotic duty and not letting this idiot grandstand like he always does. I say this should be the standard when Benny and his lackeys are out camera whoring. Boooooooooooo!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yimmy, ANON isn't a Democrat, you loon. And Maggie Thurber IS a crook.

Adam said...

Am I crazy, or does Ben try to send a little kid to deal with his heckler?

I'm honestly surprised he didn't deal with this how he deals with most situations, by nervously playing with his Blackberry.

Anonymous said...

Dear Maxwell,
Saw the footage. To say you were doing your patriotic duty is an insult to true patriots. To stand up (wait, I'm sorry, you couldn't bother with standing up) and boo someone is not patriotic. I could respect you standing up, making an educated argument, but it appears you were too busy running your mouth to even give an intelligent statement to the cameras. Maxwell, why didn't you come down? You had the cameras and mics right at your doorstep. Could it be because you have no real argument against Mayoral candidate Ben Konop?

Anonymous said...

Amazing that Maggie Thurber has the nerve to talk about anyone else's ability or inability to handle something.

Lest ye think I am defending Ben Konop, I am not. He is an idiot, as is Maggie. In fact, they are actually both quite similar.

Delusional, meddling dimwits with ill-based superiority complexes, replete with delusions of grandeur.

'Nuff said. Both of you should just go away and stop blessing the people of Toledo so richly with your presence. I'm sure we will somehow be able to manage without you.

jack said...

All these arguments are deflecting from the real purpose of Ben's press conference. Thank god we have have a mayoral candidate who stands up for our safety. What have the other candidates put forth to protect the citizens of our community? The whole point of the press conference was to alert those who are serviced by a 4 inch water main so that another tragedy like the Harrison's does not strike again. It is sad that people are more concerned with a heckler than the safety of our community. Ben has always challenged the status quo and will continue to do so despite any hecklers. We are lucky to have such an outstanding mayoral candidate.

Anonymous said...

It would have been nice if those fat cats didn't stand in my flowers!!!!! As for not standing up, thats what I was doing, NOW physically,no, I was nt standing up I was sitting in the same seat that I was in when Ben the Douche showed up. Ben was caught plagiarizing his collage work, lied about and fumbled when asked questions. Hows your fund raiser going Ben? You talk the talk but your going to fall hard and I'll laugh. Get a real job first before you try to take on the city. And thanks for calling me an asshole in front of your parents, I bet your moms proud in a liar and a thief. From: the Toledo Heckler

Anonymous said...

Toledo Heckler:

By the looks of you, you didn't have a garden there because that is actually a rental property. I am guessing your trailer park burnt down and thus you wound up in the slums? Less time yelling from your porch and more time at the dentist please!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah .... didn't Ben sing a pledge to serve full term? Aren't you trying to break this pledge now? LAIR LAIR Ben. Now.... who would like some more proof? The Toledo Heckler.

Anonymous said...

Maggie Thurber, you should be in jail along with Tom Noe. You are a liar and a crook. I wouldn't doubt you are stealing from your neighbors. As for having sex with multiple men, I am guessing this is the reason why our local Kroger is running out of paper bags!

Anonymous said...

Toledo Heckler:

First, you pronounce Konop wrong, now you spell 'liar' wrong. Wow, I'm glad to see Joe the Plumber is procreating!!! Yikes!!!

Anonymous said...

Any chance this can be converted to YouTube format for easier sharing. This video is brilliant and I'd love to be able to easily send direct link to it.

Thanks much for sharing Justin and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Boooooooo, Ben Konop. Professional is all i can say! All I want to say is - If he can't handle a simple heckler from a stoop, how can he possiblly handle the hundres of people who will think he is a loser ( and they will ) in the Mayor's Office, IF by some crazy act of God allows you to be there. Please those of you who would consider voting for this shell of a leader and wealking as an idividual - rethink your choice and get a grip or sober up.

Anonymous said...

the funny thing is he ran away!! what a frickin baby.. Never been in a fight obviously.. What a man

Anonymous said...

Was he crying or choked up- 5th take in, before he ran away??

Anonymous said...

As for the idiot that keeps ranting about Maggie, SHUT UP!!!!!it's easy to find who you are. Can you say, LIBEL???????? What you are sayiing is nothing but slander.

Yes, the heckler is a patriot. Why let political hacks lie? What has been done for this area. Didn't he move to a small Ohio town (after not being able to cut it in DC) to run for senate or congress and got his ugly butt handed to him in defeat. So what does he do, he moves to Toledo where aunt sandy (jabba the pizza hut) helps him become a commissioner. You know the office where he pledged to serve out his term???? That's a lie right there. Maxwell called him on it and it was priceless.

Chad said...

For all of you who are giving Maggie hell about Tom Noe, get over it! She paid her price. Time to move on. Wow your hope and change politics are really classy!

Maggie is stealing water from me! Sounds like a typical Democrat. An idiotic, ignorant, stupid statement that most liberals and Democrats make.

And just so you know, Tom Noe isn't doing hard time either. He is in a prison with 60 and 70 year olds. So for once in your life don't believe the crap the Blade spews to you

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely ridiculous...I dont care who you are supporting in the race for mayor... all of the candidates deserve respect from the citizens of Toledo for wanting to turn our city around. What is wrong with people? Maxwell has no real argument for Mr. Konop clearly, since all he did was act like a 6 year old and obnoxiously boo at the cameras...I cant believe you admitted to doing such a lame thing. Most importantly here, Mr. Konop was informing residents about the 4 inch water lines they unfortunately have on their streets...man what a jerk he is for trying to make residents aware of a potential disaster..wake up Toledo, grow up and act like a community of substance...we dont need people with negative attitudes...since when does that solve problems? Good Luck to Ben...we need someone with integrity, fresh ideas, and dignity to be our next mayor..he has my vote.

Anonymous said...

From The Toledo Heckler.
I love all the hate. Isn't it nice? I have the freedom of speech because I live in America. I did what I did because I feel Ben Konop is a Big Liar . I booed and said my peace. The city of Toledo has been aware of this water main problem for awhile now. Ben is not addressing anything new. He just love face time with the camera. Ben is a washed up KID with a silver spoon in his mouth. You can all say what you want about the Guy on the porch, He doesn't bruise easily . But Wait..... Some one said This was in the slums? No garden? Just to let you know, there is a garden, and a nice one at that! lots of people here in the Old West End have gardens.... both on rental property's and home owners land. people in this neighborhood take pride in making it look nice. The last thing we need is a Stuffed shirt walking through our Flowers. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The resident of that apartment building in question may rent, but they also take care of the building... plant flowers and garden, etc. So to whoever said that "the Heckler" doesn't have a garden is TALKING OUT OF THEIR A**.

Also, Maggie Thurber is a crook!

--Old West Ender

Chad said...

Get over it, she didn't steal anything.

I love how Toledo is in a huge budget crisis, severe high unemployment, and the city is crumbling; and the main issue we are talking about is fire hydrants.

Anonymous said...

I would say the main issue is CROOKED POLITICOS. Not fire hydrants. Continue in your own little world, Chad... and the city will continue to crumble because of these messed up meglomaniacs you vote for.

Ryan said...

Not sure what is more laughable; Konops surprise, the hecklers immaturity or Thurbers hanging on here. Maggie - I hope that is an imposter because your posts make you look worse than you already do. Are you delusional of your own record? I wonder if your posts are even your own thoughts or if you "borrowed" them not thinking.

Chad said...

Anonymous...I will call you douche bag since you will not reveal yourself. I agree crooked politicos are the problem. But the budget crisis and unemployment are the top issues as well. All of that is happening and we are talking about fire hydrants. I enjoy watching Toledo crumble. Its pretty funny. They have absolutely the dumbest people living in this city.

You go live in your own fantasy world.

bianca said...

I finally was able to view this link. Ben handled this extremely well. The heckler was rude, but entitled to speech. So was Ben. Whether or not you agree with him, he deserves to be heard- as an elected official and a candidate. Further, history shows that those who are heckled are those who are feared.... Ben has something to say. What did the heckler disagree with? Seems like he was just angry.

Anonymous said...

That was priceless! It just shows how unprepared Ben is for a situation that he can’t control. Ben’s office is notorious for picking and choosing what they will and will not respond to - take the more recent snafu with WSPD for example - he won’t be interviewed on air on that station because he knows he’s going to face criticism and Ben avoids situations where he might be criticized. Another example - his involvement in Connecting Point. He was on their Board of Trustees until he mysteriously disappeared from it only three months before the agency closed due to serious financial mishandlings (As was County Auditor Anita Lopez who disappeared from their Board at the same time). Will we ever get an explanation for that? or will we ever know what he knew? Not likely. Ben doesn’t see himself as accountable to the public unless the public supports what he’s doing - just like his Aunt Sandy and just like the political establishment he claims not to be a part of. Ben doesn’t have any bold, fresh ideas that are going to help this city - his ideas might be bold, but they’re foolish and wrapped in the same arrogant attitude that so many other local “leaders” have around here. Wake up Toledo - keep this guy out of City Hall and vote him out of his Commissioner office as soon as you get the chance to. The best thing for this city would be for Ben to have to go out and get a real job like the rest of us!

Anonymous said...

Ben Konop is a silver spoon fed BABY!! He and his family have been and will always try very hard to be a part of the "good old boys" network. Its the only way to get ahead and not hold a real job!! What does he have to offer this city...NOTHING! Unless you want a loan for art, or want to place blame on the wrong guy for a house fire. REAL SMART?? Shows you have no real character!!
Maggie you can "steal" water from my house...because I'm quite sure it would be much cheaper. Cheaper then what this lousy president, the State, and city of Toledo are going to steal from me in what they call my patriotic duty...BS!!!!!!
Apparently "the land of the FREE" has a whole other meaning. It means I get to pay for everyone else so THEY CAN HAVE IT FOR FREE!!! *Deb

Anonymous said...

I have to tell you, reading these comments about Ben having grown up with a silver spoon in his mouth make me laugh. Why in the world should having grown up in an upper-middle class proclude someone from running for office?

Toledo's problem is that god forbid you make something of youself and end up living in Ottawa Hills, you become subject to ridicule. I frankly would be happy that there's someone running for mayor that attended on of the best schools in the state.

Keep it up Toledo and you'll be left with nothing but entitled, trashy union thugs running the city.

Anonymous said...

I think that Ben Konop needs to get a life somewhere far away from NW Ohio. He DOES NOT KNOW WHAT he is talking about most of the time. This is a guy who admits that he has no idea about firefighting and whats wrong but says he has a plan that will fix it. There was a panel that had members that know what they are talking about but he thinks its some kind of cover up. Anyone who endorses this guy is as much of an idiot as he is and can i say thats why i am glad i don;t live in TOLEDO. One thing that he can't bash Mike Bell on is that Mr. Bell is a big enough man to step away from running an important position with the state to make his run at mayor. Well Ben I think its time to give the citizens of all of Lucas county a break and step down so we dont have anymore problems caused by you!!!!! You are such an IDIOT!!!!!!!!

Matt said...

Oh i forgot i live in oregon and my name is matt. you can add that. Screw Ben Konop. He Screwed Lucas County.

Rev. Voodoo said...

Love ya Maxwell! This is great!

mitch said...

i don't live in toledo. but. unequivically, maxwell, you're a knucklehead. regardless of whomever this konop fellah is, you come off as the idiot. shouldn't you be working? or maybe volunteering? something productive other than sitting on your porch in the middle of the day wearing your ironic trucker hat and and pseudo, indie haircut. it's 20009, kevin federline.

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY FUNNY STUFF. I think Ben Konop is a Pantywaist and doesn't know how to deal with simple adversity. that is the problem with these college kids taking over drops that require PEOPLE SKILLS, like teaching.

Anonymous said...

hey bro all three videos on the front page were on autoplay when I opened the page, it made it kind of cacophonous

Waltsense.com said...

was that a SNL skit? regardless of the real life situation, that was some funny stuff. Uncomfortable. I realize there are real issues going on, but that was Politics 101 and he just failed it.

Anonymous said...

All of you humans are retarded, every last one. Divide and Conquer! Cheers..