Saturday, February 26, 2011

Commonwealth Court Fast Tracking Gracedale Appeal

As expected, Commonwealth Court is fast tracking my appeal of Judge Barratta's validation of signatures in the Gracedale initiative. In a per curiam Order filed yesterday, I've been excused from filing a reproduced record, which will save me quite a bit of money. My brief is due by March 15. I'd expect a ruling very quickly thereafter.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are a goood citizen Bernie

Anonymous said...

I am sure Stoffa and Angle will reward you for your loyal service.

Anonymous said...

You mean you will save Ron money!

Anonymous said...

On your side, Bernie. Thank you and good luck.

Bucks Barrister said...

It's an election case
they fast track every one of them
this is not special treatment

brenda said...

I would be shocked if you didnt win this one. Will your appeal and stoffa's be merged into one, or will they be heard separately? Its the exact same appeal, right?

brenda said...

Actually, I think I just answered my question. You are appealing the signatures issue, and Stoffa's appeal deals with the Home Rule/ budget effect.....

Maybe they will both be fast tracked

Pat Kesling said...

Everyone knows Angle is paying for your lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

when u lose again u will crap in ur briefs.

Anonymous said...

prepare to be shocked brenda

Anonymous said...

BERNIE YOU ARE SO FULL OF IT IF YOU GET ANY FATTER YOU WILL BLOW UP AND THERE WILL B SHIT ALL OVER THE COURT HOUSE. BUT DON'T WORRY YOUR BUDDIES STOFFA AND ANGLE WILL CLEAN IT UP AND PUT YOU IN A BAG AND YOU WILL BE READY TO GO AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO BERNIE YOU ARE A GOOD MAN YOU ARE GOING TO WIN JUST STOFFA WILL WIN AND WHO CARES IF RON GAVE YOU THE MONEY ITS A DAM GOOD CAUSE I HOPE IT GOES FAST I CANT WAIT TILL THE DAM PLACE IS SOLD OUT WITH THE OLD BRING IN THE NEW AND GET RID OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT DONT DO THERE JOBS THERE AND JUST THERE FOR THE BENEFITS AND MONEY.ME AND MY 3 FRIENDS HAVE FOLLOWED THIS FIGHT WITH THE HOME FOR A LONG TIME AND WE SUPPORT YOU AND STOFFA EVEN ANGEL MY VOTE ARE FOR YOU THE WAY THOSE GOONIES CARRY ONE AT THE MEETINGS IS BAD WHEN THE STATE HOSPITAL CLOSED THERE WAS NO FIGHT AND SAME DAM UNION THE BOTTOM LINE WAS IT CLOSED WHY ALL THIS CRAP WITH GRACEDALE THE RESIDENTS WILL ALWAYS GET GOOD CARE IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE COUNTY RUN. THE PRIVATE COMPANYS DO JUST AS GOOD IF NOT EVEN BETTER DID ANYONE EVER GO TO COUNTY MEADOWS.ALEXANDER MANER. WHITEHALL MANER I CAN GO ON AND ON BUT THESE ARE GOOD PLACES FOR WORKERS AND RESIDENTS. GO THERE NO TATOOS. NO PEIRCING. NO FOWL LAUNGAGE, AND PEOPLE DOING THERE JOB. THATS A NURSING HOME AND A DAM GOOD ONE THE MANAGMENT ATY GRACEDALE LET THE WORKERS GET AWAY WITH DAM TO MUCH AND WHEN YOU GO TO UNION FOR HELP FORGET IT THEY DONT HELP.I NO A GIRL THAT NEEDED HELP AND THEY NEVER GOT BACK TO HER OR HELPED HER AND GUESS WHAT SHE PAID UNION DUES AND SHES NO LONGER THERE SO YOU TELL ME WHAT THE UNION DOES FOR THERE WORKERS.....I AND MY FRIENDS ARE FOR THE SALE AND WERE ALL FORCED TO SIGN THAT PETION AND NOT TOLD ABOUT TAXES, WE CANT AFFORD TAX HIKE MAYBE THE WORKERS CAN THEY MAKE BIG BUCKS THERE AND A WHOLE LOT OF OVERTIME GOING ON THERE.THATS NOT A WAY TO SAVE THE COUNTY MONEY.YOU WANT TO FIGHT BERNIE GO FOR IT DONT GIVE UP THOSE NAMES ON PETION WERE WRONG HOPE THE JUDGE CAN SEE THIS ONE I SMELL FRAUD.WE ARE WITH YOU BERNIE GOD BLESS YOU AND DOWN WITH THE GOONIES

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Everyone knows Angle is paying for your lawsuit."

If it were thousands, I'd ask for help. It isn't, and you're wrong.

Anonymous said...

Prediction: DENIED/DISMISSED

Sorry 10:29 but we look for Judge Simpson to back his old pal and former colleague Judge Baratta. The otter will be doing back flips in the Susquehanna.

brenda said...

Anon 11:56

I think you have it wrong.

More like Baratta asked Simpson's permission to take the heat away from him.

dont forget about the other 6 on that bench

Anonymous said...

Hey

I changed my party affiliation to R
so I can vote against his challenger in the primary
pass it down
See ya

he should be defrocked as well for crimes against humanity

Anonymous said...

I forgot

to vote against
Dowdy

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Prediction: DENIED/DISMISSED"

Undeniably, it is always an uphill battle on appeal.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Maybe they will both be fast tracked"

From what I'm hearing, they both will be fast tracked.

Anonymous said...

Oh Brendaaah and others, the Bernie O'Hare lawsuit will be denied/dismissed. Stoffa's might have a chance, a slim chance.

It will probably fail. This is not about the union for the people who see the value in a County Home for the elderly. Frankly we don't really have an opinion on the union or union concessions. We do know the nonsense written about private homes reads much like Bernie Madoff's investment return reports.

Point is, if Stoffa loses and he should. The minute he tries to close Gracedale or seriously impair its ability to serve the sick that are there, a judicial injunction will be slapped on the county to halt proceedings. Then the county will face a series of lawsuits by residents and family members, real attorneys are standing by.

Finally a drive for a recall vote on Mr. Stoffa will follow and be successful.

Gracedale is really not about the union for the majority of citizens who oppose its sale. For those of you who want it sold it is all about union hatred. That is why we will triumph in the end and the sacred covenet between the hardworking citizens of the county and the county government will be maintained. Hard working taxpayers, union and non-union, Republican, Democrat and Independent support Gracedale. They are the silent majority in Northampton county. They see the real politics behind the sale amd the rush to capaitilize on uninformed, inexperienced county council members votes by Angle and Stoffa. They see the truth behind the smole and mirrors of the numbers game Angle and
Stoffa are playing.

Look at the bright side, you can go march on Harrisburg or something. All while collecting you teachers pensions, social security and disability checks.


Sanity in Truth!!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

It is people like you that make people like me look good. Your hated of Stoffa oozes with every comment and that is all that motivates you, not Gracedale or anything else.

Anonymous said...

Instead of addressing the facts you make a personal attack. Angle/Stoffa would be so proud of their little munchkin.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You're not listing any "facts." You just spew venom.

Anonymous said...

Sanity in Truth- you are INSANE! All of your scenarios are misguided at best or delusional at worst. The average NorCo taxpayer LOVES Stoffa and is getting sick and tired of union thugs trying to force their agenda on an already overburdened tax base. Pennsylvania has the 10th highest taxes in the nation. And, we have the second oldest population in the USA. Take the Gracedale money and use it to support Meals on Wheels and other senior programs that enable our elderly to licve in their own homes with dignity.

Anonymous said...

Saving Gracedale is all about saving unions and high benefits...not about patients.

Anonymous said...

No venom, just facts to refudiate the blather from the Angle/Stoffa camp.

You can't handle the truth. This is not about unions. It is about the worth and care of elderly county taxpayers.

Shame on you for hiding and trying to destroy the truth.

Anonymous said...

I'd re-elect Stoffa, Angle, and the rest of the majority to close Gracedale and force Barron to care for his own granny instead of making us do it for him while he collects a taxpayer-paid salary for a job he fails to do. It's time to excise the entire leech class from our county.

Anonymous said...

Hey fella'


If anyone failed to earn their salary it was Stoffa this year

Anonymous said...

Change your grannies diaper once or twice and you'll sing a different tune

Anonymous said...

Stoffa is a lifetime governemnt employee with a multitude of public pensins. That is your anti-government worker hero?

You drinking some of O'Hare sauce?

Anonymous said...

Bernie why dont you run a poll for Gracedale on your site and see if we can get a true feeling from people?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Internet polls are notoriously inaccurate, but most people would vote to keep Gracedale in County hands. That would be my default position, too. People do not have the time to look into these matters and make an informed decision. That's what the elect others to do that.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Stoffa is a lifetime governemnt employee with a multitude of public pensins"

Stoffa could be collecting those pensions, but opted to run for office and serve NC. You can't collect when you are working.

Anonymous said...

A POLL ON HERE ?

you realize 12 people comment in here and 7 of them are Bernie