Thursday, December 16, 2010

Are You Expecting a Post?

Well, sorry, but I just got back from Bethlehem City Council. Five hours. Three cops were there at the beginning to maintain law and order, but they passed out sometime during the third hour. Janitors cut the heat to the City Council meeting room, but all the hot air from Council members and the Callahan crew provided just enough warmth to keep us all from freezing. Oh yeah, they're gonna' raise taxes 3/4 mill, still cut 54 positions, borrow somewhere around $16 million, and still have an unbalanced budget.

That's Bethlehem, folks. Bangor with lace curtains.

I'll have a full report in a few hours.

7 comments:

Dave said...

Bangor with lace curtains? What is that supposed to mean? I take exception to your inference..whatever it may be! HA!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Actually, one of my readers coined that phrase, and I stole it. I think what it means is that it is really no better than any other municipality, but may think it's better.

Dave said...

Alright..I accept your explanation..I think?????

Bernie O'Hare said...

Dave,

I love Bangor. The only time that will change is when my grandson's basketball teams comes up there and schools you in a few weeks. Then I'll hate Bangor, but only 'till the buzzer sounds.

Where else can I get a pickle on a stick during a football game?

Dave said...

Cool...

Anonymous said...

Hell Bernie, the heck with Bethlehem you should have been in Harrisburg, or didn't they tell you about the move?

Bernie O'Hare said...

There was no move. That's where the bids were supposed to be opened all along.