Thursday, December 30, 2010

Easton Patch: Wanna Save Gracedale? Sell It!

Some genius has just explained, over at Easton Patch, that the best way to save Gracedale is by selling it. Even if you disagree, that opinion piece is pure poetry. I'm disabling comments on this specific post, but recommend that you go to Patch and tell this wonderful writer what you think.

Incidentally, there are now 750 Patches nationwide, Locally, Salisbury launched Tuesday and Palmer-Forks went live yesterday.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Palmer-Forks a bigger community than easton?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Shit. I thought I disabled comments for this post. But if you combine Palkmer & Forks, they are definitely much larger than Easton.

Wayne said...

I'm so disappointed...
I rushed over to Easton Patch to see if some Tea Party member was waxing eloquent and all I found was some bottom-feeding blogger!

You may now disable the comments.

Anonymous said...

Judson Phillips, head of Tea Party Nation, recently released his picks for 2010's "top five liberal hate groups." Among them is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a selection that is unlikely to smooth the rocky relationship that has developed between the two organizations over the past year.

"To the NAACP, anyone to the right of Karl Marx is a racist," Phillips writes in a post on his website.

Bernie

Why does Ron belong to a Hate group
Make that 2 hategroups

Wayne said...

FWIW,

The local Lehigh Valley Tea Party has absolutely no connection to Tea Party Nation... whatever the heck that is.

Bernie O'Hare said...

" all I found was some bottom-feeding blogger!"

Damn, I'll disable comments on this post now. You'll have to insult me on Patch.

Anonymous said...

FWIW,

The local Lehigh Valley Tea Party has absolutely no connection to Tea Party Nation... whatever the heck that is

Bernie is spelled
B-E-R-N-I-E
not
W-A-Y-N-E

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should refer to your club
as
"THE GLEN BECK 9/12 TEA PARTY"
or
"NOT THE TEA PARTY YOUR THINKING OF
just so there is no confussion
or
sue the SOB's for making you look bad, you know you are capable of doing that yourselves why should corporate get credit for saying all the good dumb stuff

Bernie O'Hare said...

Wayne Schissler, who is a local tea party member, does live in Nazareth like me. But he does not look like, act like or even write like me.

If you want to accuse me of posting as someone else, you should at least pick another person who does not exist. Schissler is very much a live person.

Wayne said...

Sorry, didn't realize I was intruding into a private conversation...

Bernie O'Hare said...

Instead of disabling comments, I disabled back-links. Since there are a bunch of comments, I'll just continue to allow comments here.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I get it now. I'm supposed to answer a question about the tea party, not an actual member.

Wayne said...

Anon 9:24

Huh? Do you ever read what you write before you hit the Publish button?

Wayne said...

I was going to say, "Great job at disabling the comments, Bernie!"

Bernie O'Hare said...

" Do you ever read what you write before you hit the Publish button?"

Dude, I'm a title searcher. I'm paid to read carefully and not miss a damn thing. Now you can see why I do a lot of blogging.

Wayne said...

Bernie O'Hare said...
Wayne Schissler, who is a local tea party member, does live in Nazareth like me...
----------------------------
And we've both been known to bicycle commute.

Wayne said...

Bernie O'Hare said...
" Do you ever read what you write before you hit the Publish button?"

Dude, I'm a title searcher.
----------------------------------
Dude, that was clearly addressed to Anon 9:24

:-D

Anonymous said...

Sell Land, Save Seniors!

Anonymous said...

Bernie
Why was Fineberg allowed to vote on this matter when her own private interests benefitted?
Isn't there a story here?

Courtesy:
Allentown Afterthoughts:

"Mayor steamed over Queen City vote’ December 22nd, 2010

The Call and Express-Times on the contentious vote to accept a $56,000 grant for a fuel storage facility at Queen City Airport—which Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has long coveted for development to add to the city’s tax rolls. The question: should the airport accept grant money that requires maintenance and repayment if the airport might get sold (in large part to cover the $26 million court bill the airport authority owes)?

Goldstein told authority members that private pilots who use Queen City get a sweetheart deal on fuel and hangar fees, and have kept airport administrators from focusing their attention on increasing commercial traffic at the main airport in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

Goldstein argued that new spending on Queen City is a ploy by supporters to make it more difficult to sell.

“They’re charging private pilots $1 less per gallon than they’re charging in Philadelphia, and the hangar fees amount to $9 per day to store a plane,” Goldstein said. “I find that interesting, when you consider the public pays $14 a day to park their car at the airport.”

Mr. Goldstein has a point, especially since the airport’s 210 prime acres house just 105 privately owned planes.

Call reporter Matt Assad quietly dropped an interesting fact into his story: Cindy Feinberg, authority board member and director of Lehigh County’s community and economic development, owns an airplane—presumably parked for $9 a day at Queen City. She voted to accept the grant.

Now, Feinberg is one of the good people: She’s smart. She’s competent. But this strikes me as a conflict of interest, especially if Feinberg—and fellow plane owner and board member Frank Kovacs—are feeding on the Queen City trough."