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Friday, January 29, 2016

Who's Going To Fed Ed's State of the Shitty?

Fed Ed is scheduled to give his State of the Shitty address today at the Renaissance Hotel, right in the heart of the NIZ. Doors open 11:30 am, but the program itself does not start until 12:20. Despite the $30 cost, I registered and am attending.

Last year, his State of the Shitty drew about 250-300 people, with people lined up along the walls. So it will be interesting to see if this year's attendance is the same.

According to the Facebook announcement, this event will be attended by community and business leaders, City Council, members of his cabinet and department heads. But that announcement was published before City Council's no-confidence vote last week. I seriously doubt that a single Council member will be there. After calling on him to resign, it would be hypocritical to attend his address.

I also doubt that many community and business leaders will be there. They don't want to be handed a subpoena as they leave. But I'll try to note as many of those who do appear as I can. I'd just love to meet Lehigh Conference of Churches Exec Director Jack Felch.

Fed Ed's cabinet will be there, but only because they have no choice.

I fully expect His Goner to report that the State of the Shitty is just wonderful. I doubt he will mention the federal investigation or the four Allentown indictments, including three City Officials. I also doubt he'll discuss his failure to call a snow emergency before Saturday's storm. Or sending 30 homeless people into a blizzard. Or the delays caused by transfers of trucks and personnel to the Lehigh County Authority. Or the damage caused when Allentown's schools are forced to close their doors for a week. Or the poor children who will go hungry without the breakfast or lunch they can count on at school, if not at home. Or the news that federal investigators have expanded their investigation to the Parking Authority.

He's going to have to lie, but as the federal informations make clear, he's been lying to the FBI. Lying to the public is much easier.

If I have an opportunity to question him, I will. I have no intention of disrupting his speech. But when he lies, he knows he is going to be looking right at a number of people who know he's a liar.

I believe Rich Fegley and Bob Trotner are going. Deb Boylan, King Allentown's campaign manager, may be there as well.

88 comments:

Anonymous said...

He has a campaign manager now???

Anonymous said...

I went to all of them in the early years.
They weren't what you would call exciting, but they were sort of interesting.
Now I find Ed and Fran both so absolutely repulsive I just can't bear to look at them.
Being in the same room with those two people who have caused so much damage---I just couldn't take it.
Just can't do it.

Robert Trotner said...

Members of the Community Actiom Reform Team will be rallying peacefully outside to call attention to Pawlowski's utter failure as a leader. Anyone interested is welcome to join us. We rely on your usual excellent reporting on the speech.

Bernie O'Hare said...

12:48, I'm referring to King Allentown, who is not Fed Ed. When not visiting food banks or offending women, he plays hockey. He has been kicked out of numerous venues and is my hero. I can't prove this, but suspect Deb Boylan is King Allentown, Jr.

Amy said...

This is my favorite thing you've ever written. I'm crying.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, I consider myself a person in the know and am feeling stupid. I can't figure out who King Allentown is.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It's a good thing that you read this blog. King Allentown is probably the biggest celebrity to have ever existed in the Lehigh Valley. He was a write-in candidate for City Council, and ran on the platform that he could really use the money. He was a successful litigant on Judge Judy and is known on Facebook as Danglehham Lincoln. He is currently performing consulting services. "Lied on a resume? Need off from work? For a small fee I can pretend to be your doctor or former employer on the phone. Inbox me."

https://www.facebook.com/kingallentown.thethird?fref=ts

Anonymous said...

St.Alan will be delivering the Benediction.

Anonymous said...

Get a good picture of Ed Disgrace. Actually, if there is such a thing as a good picture of him, just snap his photo.

By the way, check this out:

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/allentown/index.ssf/2016/01/citations_almost_double_for_or.html#incart_river_home

Pay back is a bitch named Dottie.

Untouched Takeaway said...
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Untouched Takeaway said...

Bernie

What are the odds of King Ed pulling an R. Budd Dwyer maneuver?

UT~

Anonymous said...

You can bet that CE Muller will be thgere. Both campaigns had the same manger and contributors. The big question is whether Musty Muller will drive his new corvette or be carried there?

Deb Boylan said...

I will be there to cover for the Press. I am hoping they will allow me in without having to pay $30, but I will have cash on hand in case they don't want my services as a voice of the legitimate media.

Yes, I am working as King Allentown's campaign manager. I aspire tone the next Mike Fleck minus the wires and flipping on my friends.

As for that persistent rumor I am King Jr. I resemble those remarks. I am his official handler. I have tried to get a photo us together but it always seems I am in the restroom when he comes out and then he's not to be found when I am looking for him.

Deb Boylan said...

If I am forced to pay for admission I will make sure to load my pockets and pants with bread and butter and other goodies for the protesters outside. Don't ask where I will be stuffing all this food,, ust be happy I am sharing my largess with you.

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity, why would there be a "cover charge" to hear this? Is there a two drink minimum? I would assume that it should be open to the public free of charge.

What is the justification and where does the money go? Is this an "official" city function?

bball24 said...

Has the state of the city address always been an event where you have to pay to get in?

Anonymous said...

I'm more curious to see if there will be a Question and Answer segment open to the entire audience. Talk about a high stress moment!

Fred Windish

Anonymous said...

to 6:52
Rotary has to rent a room and pay for food. I am surprised Rotary members would involve themselves in this invitation. Valued organizations in Allentown are falling like snowflakes. First the Conference of Churches, now Rotary.

Anonymous said...

Given your ill advised vulgarity, then your hero, RoAng should attend as an honoree.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, that's interesting that you think Deb B. is King P? Maybe it's a trick that she is a reporter?

Anonymous said...

What is legitimate media?

Anonymous said...

The only question is will the Renaissance be there by the end of this year?

With $300/night rooms, the demand for staying there can't be all that high.

Allentown is not Manhattan

Anonymous said...

Bernie,
While he was down in Washington , he was adamantly telling people that he is not resigning and not going anywhere. He is planning on fighting this the whole way and has all his campaign funds to fight this out for a long time. Allentown is in trouble. I don't see this getting resolved anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

When Donchez does his mess of the city speech he has to wait for john and lisa to show up so there is someone to pull his strings

Anonymous said...

The Rotary has been hosting this event for years.

It's luncheon. You're paying for a full meal.

There has never been a Q&A segment.

Monkey Momma said...

I can book a room at the Renaissance for $140 - $224 on expedia. (Not $300, as 7:52 states.) Still, I can get a cheaper room at a similar starred hotel in Center City Philly for less. It's CRAZY!

I get the feeling that all of the online reviews I've read for the Marriott are written by paid employees. It's strange...

The WFMZ article was the first newspaper mention of American Hairlines closing that I've seen. It's rather big news, I'd say, that the business didn't even last 3 months. What's next to close? Attendees at the State of the Shitty will need to walk past quite a few vacancies.

Anonymous said...

If the Rotary were to not host this event, the result would be.........??

Anonymous said...

These are not vacancies but opportunities for merchants to get off the waiting list and enter the frenetic pace of Allentown.

Anonymous said...

The number of school days will remain the same, at 180. Therefore, school kids will receive their breakfast and lunch for the same 180 days of the year as if it had not snowed. ASD has used 4 of their 5 snow days, which is about average for this time of year.

Anonymous said...

Monday was already scheduled to be an ASD in-service day, which was rescheduled to yesterday (Thursday). The staff is also required to report today (Friday), which may count as a second in-service day, which may make it easier to make up that snow day.

Anonymous said...

Who is Ed Disgrace? Don't know his story.

King Allentown.....great man. Will he be in attendance?

B.O., id be willing to wager you are politely turned away today.

Wouldn't it be hilarious if he gave this address from an undisclosed location simulcast into the Renaissance.

Anonymous said...

This event was scheduled and the room was reserved long before the recent set of criminal charges. Don't blame the Rotary, which does a great deal of good work.

Anonymous said...

I realize this is a little 'off-topic,' but must acknowledge 9:00AMs post. The kids ALWAYS get the required 180 days of instruction, even during a strike. As for teachers, EVERY snow day is made-up with another new work day created for a later date. Times have changed, and so have pensions (but you won't often hear this).

Thank you for your tolerance.

Fred Windish

Anonymous said...

First Shula's now Pop Mart and American Hairlines are now closing in Allentown. Next up? Tony Lukes, Moravian Book Shop? The house of cards called Allentown is crumbling. You still have to drive thru a shit hole to get there. Not Good. Fed Ed should leave while everything is still open.

Anonymous said...

The state of the city. This is a state mandated event. Good God. We must clean the sewer that is Harrisburg and watch where they run. Imagine the ferret this morning, tweaking his speech in front of a mirror.. Moving on to the audience at this event . Aside from Bernie, some reporters, some body language experts, who are these people, the swells that attend most useless events will be there because that is what they do.

Anonymous said...

If Mr Pawlowski was receiving campaign donations for pay to play, why does he still have access to these funds? I think his account should be frozen.

Chris Casey said...

I love what 8:47 had to say. If I had $30 I would come on down, but I don't. I hear the Vatican are sending a team from their "Devil's advocate" department to investigate Edwin for Sainthood. St. Edwin the martyr has a nice ring to it!

Anonymous said...

Play the song... "CAUSE WE'RE LIVIN HERE IN ALLENTOWN".........

Oh My God! The excitement builds..... maybe? just Fed Ed pulls a R. Budd Dwyer? remember the Treasurer guy who made a hell of a mess out of his closing paragraph?

The State of the city is a TOTAL HOT MESS....like a dropped enchiladilla......

PS.....Bernie? word is they are going to frisk you for return of the napkin, bread and silverware on your way out the door when you leave....

Anonymous said...

The Feds are on their way

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about Chris Casey? This is the Vatican. We don't nominate protestants for anything except excommunication.

Yours Truly,
The Vatican

Anonymous said...

Couple things:

The Budd Dwyer references are twisted and disgusting. Please stop.

From what I understand there are about 50 people there.

Can't wait to hear what Bernie has to say.

The Banker

Anonymous said...

I've only watched the first half hour. The camera is 95% on the podium, so it's hard to gauge the crowd size. The applause sounds to be pretty meek, certainly 100 or less.

Overall, Pawlowski is doing a darn good job, in that he shows no nervousness, speaks as if the "Elephant in the Room" really is not there. He's ABSOLUTELY in legal trouble, but you'd never know it. To this extent, I give him credit.

Fred Windish

Chris Casey said...

I missed the Budd Dwyer comment. I agree that is sick. But after the first 30 minutes, I wouldn't blame people for throwing up. I thought it was state of the city, not a list of things Ed wants to take credit for.

Anonymous said...

I think most people can sum up the state of the city in a few sentences .

the city and her so called leadership is out of control . The city and her so called leadership is corrupt like never before and even better, the corruption has been exposed. The city is watching the mayor and the most corrupt admin charged or soon to be charged for their crimes against the public.

the city now has more non tax paying people with in her boundaries , than ever before. the city now has more illegals than ever before. funny how the two go hand in hand. yet people are afraid to admit that. basically more takers than makers. job well done social engineers and you all know who you are !

the city now uses more state and federal aid than ever before because the tax base is leaving this mess of a town.

The city now has more high school drop outs and uneducated students than before. Again, this points to the influx of illegals and other well known factors.Once again, people are afraid to admit that and those who do, get labeled as racist, thanks to the mob rule mentality.

The city is owned and operated by corrupt politicians/lawyers, special interest, corrupt unions and those in the 1% who control everything , bc they have the cash.

It is time the mayor shows the public the cost of his defense as of today , paid for by the tax payers, and others who were scammed by this criminal.

The city is in huge trouble when it comes to funding the pensions of her workers, thanks to greed and stupidity from both sides.

The city has more uninformed , zero liability voters than ever before and that's just how the politicians like it to be.

BUT OTHER THAN THAT, WE HAVE A 150-200 MILLION DOLLAR ARENA AND A NIZ.

It is a sad state of affairs in this city due to one party rule, a bought and paid for city council/puppets and school board/puppets, that have no accomplishments to speak of other than scamming elections, a corrupt power hungry incompetent, city govt , corrupt and power hungry union leadership and businessmen who pay all of the above mentioned criminals with donations and pac contributions.

BUT HEY, ISN'T DEMOCRACY AND ONE PARTY RULE JUST FANTASTIC.

Anonymous said...

This would be a great time for the feds to walk in and cuff this guy and watch him being perp walked out of the room. I would love to see fed ed doing the frog/bunny hop/shuffle, with leg shackles on.

Monkey momma said...

His comparison of Allentown to Kabul was...astonishing.

Monkey momma said...

And a $15K loan to open a business based on a contest?! Only politicians could make this up.

Anonymous said...

A fucking joke.
That's what it is---nothing less, nothing more.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the FBI will lock the doors of the room, and bring in a judge for one set of efficient hearings on the next set of criminal charges. I hope Bernie gets out in time.

Anonymous said...

You have to give $14,999 of your winnings to Ed Pawlowski for Governor.

Anonymous said...

I meant Ed Pawlowski for Senate. I got the two slush funds mixed up. Next it's Ed Pawlowski for President

Anonymous said...

The reality is, Allentown looks better downtown because a few people SPENT MONEY. Unfortunately, nearly all of the money in their wallet was not their own!

Spending gifted money doesn't take a whole lot of nerve, nor talent.

Fred Windish

Anonymous said...

I understand 56 people where at the SOTC babble, Bernie was 1 of them. Various city employees still afraid of their jobs, other ashtray holders of various pursuits. The ferret would give a speech as long as the following criteria are met: a microphone is present, at least 1 person is present. I can't wait to see a list of the attendees.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget this for a minute, lots of people are still very afraid. This ma isn't done doing his damage.

Anonymous said...

Did somebody make a recording to give to Miked Fleck? I understand he was a no-show.

Anonymous said...

Day five of no school. Given His Goner's appalling communication skills, I suspect he also missed a lot of school because of snow.

Anonymous said...

It's for the childrens safety. Remember it's always for the children.

Anonymous said...

Legalize Marijuana in Allentown & I'll forgive you mayor...

Chris Casey said...

After thinking about it, Ed may have believed he was reciting a list of accomplishments, but I liken it more to a personal rap sheet of crimes committed against the City and all residents

Anonymous said...

Few of us wonder why Allentown is a sewer. How many outstanding warrants are open in Allentown? Lehigh County is listed as a SANCTUARY COUNTY! How did it get this designation and who was responsible?The bad part of town you pick it. Start at city hall and throw a dart in any direction!

Anonymous said...

3:21 Whoa dude u mean it's not!

Anonymous said...

The Mayor of Allentown ha snot been charged with any crime. People are innocent until proven guilty, even in the teabagger theocracy. Why not wait and see if he is even charged.

Sanity now!

Anonymous said...

Just saw the morning call article. Bernie was right on most parts of what he would talk about!

"Rose from the ashes" as he stated

I say, from dust we are, dust we will become....hold true for allentown

Chris Casey said...

He just keeps smirking at WFMZ TV reporter Jamie Stover tries to ask him about his lack of a working arrangement with Allentown City Council. His working relationship with City Council is absolutely relevant to the State of the City. City Council should absolutely refuse to acknowledge anything he proposes. He is totally off his rocker

Anonymous said...

He is a deeply disturbed individual.

Anonymous said...

The Mayors state of shitty city IS kinda like being on the Titanic.....

The band played on, as the water creeps across the deck and the crew is re-arranging the deck chairs.

Captain Ed asks what ice berg? There is nooo ice berg that was merely some sea foam we swept up against...

Anonymous said...

Where is Bernie? We have no report on the menu and how was the luncheon? Also we want all Bloggers present and accounted for..... if not please return him asap! Parcel postage guaranteed!

Charlie Sch said...

In regards to a comment above about Lehigh County being a "sanctuary city", the issues are described in this article:

http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-sanctuary-cities-browning-yv--20150921-story.html

Lehigh County in 2014 told corrections officials to not keep inmates in custody who are scheduled to be released, in response to a request to hold them from federal immigration officials. The Commissioners were told they faced legal liability if the federal immigration officials were wrong, which has happened in other areas.

Anonymous said...

He's barking mad!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

4:38, will have full report on Monday. It's time to recharge batteries by watching some basketball.

Chris Casey said...

On the news they said there were 92 in attendance, down by half, asked Mayor his opinion, he blew it off. Probably paid attendance was 92. Use same method as most Phantoms and Iron Pigs games

Anonymous said...

I have seen the eyes of his goner, dude ! Methinks he has become a WIZARD of Alchemy. He has transformed gold to shit.

Anonymous said...

I'm sick and tired of hearing "He's innocent until proven guilty." He is and will be innocent until proven guilty IN A COURT OF LAW! That doesn't mean I cannot judge him like the slimeball he is.
You have to be from another planet if you think he is innocent.

Anonymous said...

Quick somebody before Bernie yells for being off topic. What was the name of the smoke shop/ head shop. 6 th street across from the morning call 1960/70's

Anonymous said...

Somebody photo shop Ed d into a toga with a head wreath of course. Please please pleez pleese!

Anonymous said...

They, the politicians , always were thieves; now they're stealing it 200 million at a time. This water for pensions shit is not over. Duck and cover. Something evil this way comes.......€{

Anonymous said...

BOH. Please remove the above remark.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It makes no personal attack.

Anonymous said...

love the people who refuse to talk about this issue in attendance or lingering outside the room. one hag said , this is not the time or the place to bring up this issue . and there you have it folks. this is the voter the political parties love. the "I don't care about character" voter who is able to get something , like a job or some sort of grant from the tax payers , via the city and fed ed.
these were the same old ladies who refused to discuss abuse going on in the family bc it wasn't the time or the place to do so.
protect the party at all costs.
speaking of costs, when will we see the cost of the legal bills . any info would be appreciated. does info like this come out in a quarterly financial?

Anonymous said...

My favorite part was when he scurried into the men's room and wouldn't come out.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of costs. Suspect Rotary took a dive on the cost of room rental with only 50 in attendance.

Anonymous said...

From the photos of the sermon one can only think that there were many last minute no shows. Uneaten salads at empty chairs.The whole scene was more than pathetic. To think this sad piece can exert any power is almost unbelievable . His circle will continue to contract until there are no public or private appearances to attend. Madness will become more evident .Tick--Tick--Tick!

Anonymous said...

what is the cost of his defense fund? is it true that until he resigns, the tax payers are on the hook to pay his attorney fees and court costs ?

Bernie O'Hare said...

City funds cannot be used to pay for his lawyers. He may usehis campaign funds, and we will find oit how muchhe spent by Feb 2.

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2:56 thanxxx. Left a lotta cells on the floor.

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Anonymous said...

Should be time for the ferret to announce that he's running for mayor. Time to build up that defense fund. In Allentown the city with no limits.