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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Opinions Online, 8/20/16

Blogger's Note: Opinions Online is a regular Saturday feature. If you'd like to express your opinion on any topic, click on the Opinions Online button on my left sidebar. You can also call 385-325-2564. In addition to these submissions, I sometimes highlight comments from throughout the week and re-publish them here. Please keep your comments brief, if possible.

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Musikfest: Should Musikfest at least consider making a portion of its festival alcohol & smoke free?

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Joanne Jackson: Bernie - Please investigate the Joanne Jackson campaign. She is in the process of having an illegal fundraiser next week.

Blogger's Reply: I am unable to tell whether that is true until a campaign finance report is filed.

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Dirt Bikes in Allentown? Interested in knowing if any other reader's have noticed the illegal dirt bike motorcycles flying down main streets the last few weeks in Allentown. Spotted some of these clowns driving right down Lehigh St. at night with no lights on. The only way the police are catching these kids is with dirt bikes of their own or helicopters.

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Keystone Collections: Got to love Keystone Collections. I went in person to pay my per capita tax, but forgot that they moved to 378 in Lower Saucon (by the way they left no sign with where they moved to). No big deal I said, I will just pay it online. Went to pay it online and they are charging a processing fee (mine was a dollar). Normally I understand this , but I think it is BS here since they are collecting taxes.I paid it anyway since I want a receipt. I got the following confirmation message "Please note this is not an official receipt, but rather a confirmation record of your intent to pay with the account info listed below". What the hell? You cant get me an actual receipt after I paid your processing fee!

Don't even get me started on a private contractor collecting taxes for government entities that still have tax offices.

Hank_Hill

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Political Corruption:

http://observer.com/2016/08/class-action-lawsuit-against-debbie-wasserman-schultz-moves-forward/ cause I know you like her so very much (snark Snark ) how about Kane? and Castor and now Castor's out and Beemer's back in and what about the Gansler's investigation - we are all in this mess together that is a FOR Sure have a great weekend.

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Time for the FBI to arrest Fed Ed already! Throw some more of these crooks in the slammer!

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In what might be a record week for hubris among mayors, sources say Pawlowski is going to run for A'town mayoral re-election AND Strye finally applies for ARD but still refuses to resign.

While FedEd lumbers on posting that everything is peachy on facebook, mator sticky fingers keeps rubbing the community's nose in it by giving everyone updates on his summer follies.

I realize summers are for vacation, but does this guy ever work? It seems to me that now would be a prime time to sell car wash systems.

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I read in the Morning Call that Ed Pawlowski is going to run for a fourth term as mayor of Allentown. despite the FBI investigation of him and his activities while in office

This is just like Hillary Clinton running for President. Would you believe that someone with her record of lying and corruption along with several FBI investigations would actually have the gall to run for President?

She and Pawlowski are like peas in the same pod.

Well, they're both from Chicago and both Democrats. What do you expect ? Honesty in government ?

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Why are no Presidential candidates in LV? - One has to wonder how important politically the Lehigh Valley is since none of the candidates for President have visited here. Enough about Scranton Pa. already. Also may show the folks we have elected to office have no political clout as well.

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High School Football:

Anyone want to predict the local high school football teams outlooks for the upcoming season? I am a Notre Dame of Greenpond fan. I hope the Crusaders will win, but I don't think it is likely. Like to see them square up even if it is a scrimmage against Easton or P'burg.

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IRS Scam: Bernie, there is a scam going on about unpaid taxes owed to IRS that I got a call about this afternoon. The caller says he is from the treasury department. Don't believe me? Their NUMBER IS 1 713 609 1144. I called the FBI in Philadelphia who verified it. Driving folks crazy, I am told. - John Stoffa

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$400MM to Iran: That 400 million Obama gave to Iran as a ransom would come in handy for the people of Louisiana, and Mississippi right now.

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101 comments:

Ovem Lupo Commitere said...
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Anonymous said...

Since everyone in the Lehigh Valley is a rabid right wing Trump supporter, why would they come here. Judging by letters to the editor and posts on this and other blogs, I can imagine with the crazy Breitbart guy that is now running Trump nation, the Trumpaholics must be like pigs in shat.

VOTE TRUMP!!A CAESAR FOR OUR TIME!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The IRS phone calls, I called the number and asked if it was the IRS, they would not answer directly and I told them If they are the IRS, they should 'kiss my ass", I waited for a response, none.

Anonymous said...

They may not come to the Lehigh valley as there are no elected dems in federal office from here, as for republicans the word is out that Dent is actively working against Trump. Maybe Hillary will come in and fundraise with Dent.

Ray Nemeth Sr said...

Kane has been found guilty, lets see if she will get any time in the big house, I doubt it, it would not look good to send a girl to jail. I suspect she will get probation, keep her pension, and get a job as a lobbyist or with some donors company.

Anonymous said...

I do not need to go to an "Opium Awareness Day" to understand just say NO to drugs.

Anonymous said...

@6:49. The IRS does not telephone you. They communicate though registered mail, return receipt required.

Anonymous said...

@6:55 Ray. The day Kathy Kane resigned, should have been declared a holiday for the Commonwealth, with a day off for all workers to celebrate.

Anonymous said...

The Morning Call celebrates a new warehouse in Lower Mackenzie. Now illegals in our midst will have another place to work.

Anonymous said...

If the floods in Louisiana had occurred in a "swing" state, do you think that Obama or Hillary would have rushed there?

Well, Hillary did call in her sympathies over the telephone. Obama teed up another round and sent some of his underlings.

Trump went there and helped hand out relief supplies.

Who do you think actually cares ?

Anonymous said...

The Clinton Foundation has announced that they would stop accepting foreign donations if Hillary were elected President.

Why did the foundation accept foreign donations when she was Senator and Secretary of State ? If it's not OK to contribute if she becomes President, why was it OK to contribute while she was Secretary of State or a United Sates Senator?

I suppose this announcement means that if you're a foreign government, and want to buy some influence with Hillary Clinton, they better contribute NOW before election day.

Anonymous said...

Look for ND-Greenpond to make states and compete for titles. Phil Stambaugh is a very good coach.

Anonymous said...

PA State boro code clarification request. Legal description of residency needed as referenced specifically in the municipal code..Section 801. A boro council member is selling his home..he is not in the house continuously and appears to be living elsewhere but not in his mostly by appearance vacant home in his ward of election. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

And if the above situation exists..is it cause to vacate his council seat?

Anonymous said...

Re: Keystone Collections,
It is absurd to hire an outside agency to collect taxes, but obviously someone got greased for that one.
The extra dollar is a processing fee can be eliminated if you use your bank account to pay the tax. The Commonwealth also has a convenience fee if you use a credit card to pay taxes, but no extra cost to use a bank account.
You probably got the "intent to pay" receipt because the transaction was not processed immediately.

Anonymous said...

8.07, is right on, if the floods had been in Florida, Ohio, or Pennsylvania, Obama, Hillary, and half the DNC would have there, but that is how it is, politicians are only interested in political advantage. It goes for both sides, Trump just beat them at their own game this time.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Pawlowski can get Hillary to come for a joint fundraiser, He should be able to get all his cronies to line up with cash. If Hillary gets elected she can pardon the whole bunch.

Anonymous said...

Ah yea. Sticky fingers has a very large following of sheep in his community. His. Application for ARD should not even be considered by Morganelli and the investigation should be extended. It's almost unbelievable that anyone would back an admitted felon. Nice guy or not. But then maybe Nazareth is special given a councilman got ARD after interfering with a State Police investigation. I suppose we'll never know the hold Nazareth has on the judiciary unless someone in the know has the nads to tell the truth. Bah. Bah. Bah

Anonymous said...

To 1:16 AM: who wrote VOTE TRUMP!!A CAESAR FOR OUR TIME!!!!!
You silly person, do you really look forward to having that good, solid, honest, humble, accomplished woman of the people, Hillary Clinton, running your life?

Anonymous said...

The only real local high school football team and they will kick everyone's butts is Wilson High School. Heard Stemie is coming back to beat Easton when they play BeCaHi. And he is running for County Exec. Long live high school heroes! M.I. Worthy?

Anonymous said...

8.07
"Trump went there and helped hand out relief supplies. "
yep he broke the Ryan record at the soup kitchen/
trump handed out supplies for forty eight seconds.
hopefully the donald did not blister his tiny hands.
also
"Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards — a Democrat — told reporters this week he would discourage a presidential trip because law enforcement and rescue officials would have to be diverted to secure the visit.

"I would just as soon have those people engaged in the response rather than trying to secure the president," Edwards said"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/08/19/donald-trump-louisiana-john-bel-edwards/88989070/

so trump decided to grandstand on the suffering of people in Louisiana in the hope of garnering political gain.


Anonymous said...

8.12
it is perfectly OK for a foundation to accept foreign donations.
what job Hillary was doing has No bearing on what the foundation does.
the announced change for the foundation is to prevent allegations of buying favor.
a reasonable course given the often scurrilous attacks on Hillary.
but i guess you are just foaming at the mouth over trump and his adviser pal with deep ties
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-ukraine-payments-manafort-20160819-story.html

"secret accounting documents of Ukraine's pro-Kremlin party were released Friday, purporting to show payments of $12.7 million earmarked for Paul Manafort, who resigned from his job as Donald Trump's campaign chairman following the revelations."

guess trump showed poor leadership skills by working with Manafort.
hey maybe the House will have a long series of hearings on the --naw he supports a republican so nothing to see here.

Anonymous said...

All you democrats making escuses for Hillary and Obama. Put the shoe on the other foot and think this is 2005. Remember Katrina, and how Bush was demonized for flying over Louisiana and Mississippi?

And now it's perfectly fine for Hillary to call in and voice her support, and Obama to tee off on the 19th hole.

H Y P O C R Y T E S

Anonymous said...

2.24
do you have a video conference before Katrina telling the President the levees would not hold?
and is FEMA run by a fired hose seller?
did the President claim his man was doing a "heck of a job"?
anything like that involving the current flooding?
trump spent 48 seconds moving supplies and getting a photo-op over the suffering of those fine folks in Louisiana.
trump tied up security people in Louisiana that could be helping instead of waltzing trump around.

Anonymous said...

224
should be Horse seller.
http://politicaldictionary.com/words/heck-of-a-job/

"A complete and total screw-up. It’s used, ironically, to show when one’s view of a situation is in contradiction to easily-observed facts.
The phrase comes from President George W. Bush who visited Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and told FEMA chief Michael D. Brown, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”

Anonymous said...

Democrats: It's perfectly fine for Hillary to take payoffs from foreign governments while she's a Senator or Secretary of State.

Would you say the same if Bush or ANY Republican did the same ?

H Y P O C R Y T E S

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump's visit to Louisiana raised the spirits of victims and will probably lead to a big jump in donations to the Red Cross and disaster relief agencies.

Obama and Clinton did N O T H I N G

H Y P O C R Y T E S

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton is reportedly at home "resting." Is this what happens if she would get the 3am Phone Call ?

Clearly, Hillary is not physically up for the job. She needs medical care more than votes.

Anonymous said...

2.46

you make the allegation so prove it?
inquiring minds would like to see your proof.

you said"Would you say the same if Bush or ANY Republican did the same ?


well try
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/288031-trump-campaign-solicits-illegal-foreign-donations-despite-warnings

"And it's also illegal for candidates to solicit foreign money, regardless of whether the donations ever materialize.

There is now vast documentary evidence that the Trump campaign is continuing to do just that"

so should trump take responsibility and fall on his sword for those illegal acts?
he claims to be a law and order guy.

Anonymous said...

2.52
try
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/292001-clinton-my-heart-breaks-for-louisiana

"Clinton encouraged supporters to donate to the Red Cross or the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. She also sent the message out in an email to supporters with links to donation pages for both organizations."

so all those lemmings should be giving huuuge(trump speak for his fans)amounts of money right?

her point was
"The flooding there is bigger than anyone expected—more than 40,000 homes have been damaged and more than 100,000 people have been affected.
My heart breaks for Louisiana, and right now, the relief effort can't afford any distractions."

Anonymous said...

2.54

you said"Clearly, Hillary is not physically up for the job."
well prove it?
her doctor has said different.
do you really want to dive into trump's letter about his health?
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/aug/16/what-we-know-about-health-donald-trump-and-hillary/

"The health report from Trump's doctor, dated Dec. 4, 2015, is less detailed and is a bit unusual because it sounds like parts could have been dictated by Trump himself. But it shows that he is also in good health"

Anonymous said...

"...My heart breaks for Louisiana, and right now, the relief effort can't afford any distractions...."

Yeah, and Bush flew over Louisiana in 2005 right after Katrina so not to distract the relief effort and we didn't hear the end of it from the Democrats

H Y P O C R Y T E S

Anonymous said...

Well, we all know why Hillary couldn't get out of bed and go to Louisiana. The Queen must have her throne and pillow to sit on

Anonymous said...

When a natural disaster strikes anywhere in America, the president of the United States IS the first responder.

Anonymous said...

3.22
the thing you heard was the botching of the job by FEMA.
"heck of a job brownie" appointed by bush.
http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2015/08/28/hurricane-katrina-was-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-george-w-bush

"the president of the United States remained aloof from the disaster. Day after day, George W. Bush continued a long-planned vacation at his 1,600-acre Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, and his staff didn't want to burden him with detailed information about the situation on the Gulf Coast. When Katrina made landfall, Bush had been on holiday at his ranch for 27 days, according to a tabulation kept by CBS News.

As the hurricane grew into a catastrophe, and as the nation watched the TV coverage in horror, Bush's aides decided they had to inform the president about it in stark terms. One of his aides put together a video showing scenes of hurricane-ravaged communities and showed it to the president."

so it seems bush was not really paying attention to Katrina.
or at least not watching FOX.

Anonymous said...

LA Times (sister paper of Morning Call) poll now shows Trump leading Clinton. What to believe?

Fred Windish

Anonymous said...

The real story is the media. Non-stop attacks against Bush, but silence when their dark hero vacations while Louisiana drowns.

Anonymous said...

Trump inspires people with optimism and determination. Obama and Queen Hillary only have to offer depression and dependency. Better that they stay the hell away.

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump visited Louisiana. He brought with him a truck loaded with food, supplies, and toys that he personally passed out. He also donated money to a flood relief charity.

He went and walked flooded houses in a community. He didn't ask for state police or military security, I imagine he may have had his personal security with him but hey he pays them so not my business. He didn't ask for any road to be closed to bring him in or an escort to his destination, matter of fact he didn't inform the government of his visit at all.

He didn't care if the government knew he was coming, he just came and brought needing people needed supplies. And the news covered it about 15 seconds.

No matter of you agree with Trump politically, what he did was honorable and good, and he did it without making a big deal of himself. I hope more people of his statue will do the same in the same way, without all the hype of announcing their visit with intent of a public photo op.

Anonymous said...

4.47
try
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-presidential-tracking-poll-analysis-20160818-snap-story.html

"Trump’s lead among voters without a college degree shrank from 12 points to five points. Among those with college degrees, Clinton’s edge increased from 13 points to 15 points.

Among men, Trump’s advantage dropped from 12 points to eight points. Among women, Clinton’s edge grew from five points to 12 points."

so if you want to say that trump is leading--to defeat i'd buy it

Anonymous said...

5.01
yep trump is really known for being such a humble guy.
the press saw it for what it was a photo-op.

Anonymous said...

5.01
trump claimed "would be traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to “help people on the ground” in a “decidedly nonpolitical event” with “no press allowed.”

"As it turns out, though, there actually were members of the press allowed, and the candidate did use the occasion to attack his political opponent, and there were opportunities for photographs, but true to his word, Trump did “help out.” Pool cameras trailed Trump for his entire visit, and over the course of those several hours, Trump “helped out” by unloading a truckload of toys for 49 seconds.

After that, it was into the fire house, out the back door, and back to the Trump plane."

so yes he tried to help--his political campaign

Anonymous said...

4.52
you really want these guys helping out?
http://comicvine.gamespot.com/profile/red_lantern_sec_2169/lists/dark-heroes/34332/

i guess some of them might help.

Anonymous said...

Like a five year old child, Hillary Clinton tried to blame Colin Powell for her mishandling of our nations secrets.

Hillary said that Colin Powell advised her to use a personal email account. Powell soon issued a statement that he could recall no such conversation.

It's always someone else's fault never hers

Anonymous said...

Colin Powell found a penny on the floor and put it in his pocket.

Hillary found 300 million and kept that. Her excuse was that Powell did it first.

Anonymous said...

Bernie,
opinions this week vary, butt we still have tose with personal agendas of the nations gloryhole gathers pandering there personal favorites nationally as well as locally too?! What a bunch of carnival pandering personal profiteers these idiots truely are?!
This weeks favorite of mine is the one of youth and vitality/viberance of these criminals riding there motorscooters through the city streets?! This is what the regionalists are useing as a catch line to reel the public into there blunders?! I personally still have seen many flaws in this facade of prosperity for all?!
November will be historical to say the least no matter what it will bring?!

Than there was this weeks MM's deletion a local Athoritarian on the profiteering political parasitism and his as well as a chosen few to there agenda and designs collaborated?!

RE:publican redd no party afilliation

Anonymous said...

5.54
you forgot the other part
"Mr. Powell’s office released a statement on Thursday night saying he had no recollection of the dinner conversation. He did write Mrs. Clinton an email memo, which may exist in the F.B.I. files, describing his use of his personal email account for unclassified messages “and how it vastly improved communications within the State Department,” the statement said.

Anonymous said...

@6:04 Powell did not have a server at his house or rely on outside contractors, as Hillary Clinton did at her home.

Also, the State Department inspector general report released in May said that Mr. Powell and other senior officials had used personal email accounts for official business, but that by the time Mrs. Clinton took office the rules were clear that using a private server in such a manner was neither allowed nor encouraged because of “significant security risks.”

Anonymous said...

5.54
as an added onus
"The journalist Joe Conason first reported the conversation between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Powell in his coming book about Bill Clinton’s postpresidency, “Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton,” which The Times received an advanced copy of."

hillary has not claimed that powell is at fault.
show her saying that please?
other wise you are making a bogus claim.

Anonymous said...

6.13
and that haw what to do with assigning blame to powell?

Anonymous said...

@6:16, It was the New York Times which reported that Clinton’s statement came during the three-and-a-half hour interview she gave FBI agents in early July.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/19/us/politics/hillary-clinton-told-fbi-colin-powell-advised-her-to-use-private-email.html?_r=0

Anonymous said...

6.20
"Hillary Clinton told investigators that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell had advised her to use a personal email account."

where is Hillary blaming powell?
powell gave advise and she went with it.
also this if from notes from an agent so those notes are what the agent says she said.
unless those notes show hillary claiming it is all powell's fault then the claim is incorrect.

Anonymous said...

I believe the title of the New York Times news article is "Hillary Clinton Told F.B.I. Colin Powell Advised Her to Use Private Email"

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/19/us/politics/hillary-clinton-told-fbi-colin-powell-advised-her-to-use-private-email.html

Anonymous said...

6.46
and where in that title does it say Hillary blames powell for using private e-mail.

Anonymous said...

I suggest you read the link which was posted.

It appears that Hillary Clinton was trying to use this conversation to justify what she had already decided to do. And after this story became public, General issued a statement that he could recall no such conversation.

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton is hiring Illegal Aliens to work on her campaign.

During the 2012 campaign, it was discovered that Mitt Romney had an illegal alien work for him as a groundskeeper, without his knowledge.

The Democrats savaged Romney for having the Illegal Alien employed

Nary a word is said about Hillary Clinton's outreach to Illegal Aliens to work on her campaign

H Y P O C R I T E S

Anonymous said...

7.31
so Hillary had already decided to use a private e-mail.
therefore she is not blaming powell for anything.
powell does not recall the conversation but he did send e-mails about using a private e-mail.
nowhere in the article did Hillary blame powell for using a private e-mail.
nor did she claim powell justifies her using a private e-mail.
so to claim that Hillary is blaming powell is bogus.

Anonymous said...

7.31
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/oct/18/mitt-romney/illegal-immigrants-did-lawn-care-mitt-romney/

"The Globe said Romney, for an entire decade, used a landscaping company that relied on illegal Guatemalan immigrants. Employees at the company, Community Lawn Service with a Heart, said its owner hadn't asked them to provide documents showing their immigration status."
"One of them, Rene Alvarez Rosales, said he worked for Romney eight years landscaping his lawn, occasionally getting a "buenos dias" from Romney himself."

the original story was from 2006.
also
"Rudy Giuliani asked the former Massachusetts governor: "You did have illegal immigrants working at your mansion, didn't you?"
Romney's response was a flat, "No, I did not."
and
"Even nice guy Mike Huckabee has joined Giuliani, piling on after Romney criticized him over his plans to offer tuition breaks for children of illegal immigrants while serving as governor in Arkansas.

Huckabee, appearing on Fox News Channel, said, "I guess Mitt Romney would rather keep people out of college so they can keep working on his lawn."

yep those two evil Democrats Giuliani and huckabee.
really?

Anonymous said...

I believe she decided to use the private email server herself. She was well aware of the directives by the State Department against it, but did it anyway. These newly reported public facts may show her intent to violate the law.

What this means in real terms is that the FBI may re-open the criminal case against her. You see, Director Comey is largely disgraced in public for his decision and he may now have an opportunity to redeem himself, his reputation, and how he will be viewed in the history books about this period of corruption, lawlessness, and lawbreaking among government officials in America.

Anonymous said...

8.48
try
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/20/hillary-clinton-campaign-hires-illegal-immigrant-d/

"Lorella Praeli is in the U.S. under President Obama’s 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, or young adult illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. As part of that amnesty, she has tentative legal status and a work permit, so it is legal to hire her — but she is still not a lawful presence."

Anonymous said...

So it's perfectly fine for Hillary Clinton to employ Illegal Aliens ?

After all, if the Republicans did it in 2012, so can she, yes ?

Anonymous said...

Illegal Aliens are not Illegal Immigrants, sorry.

Anonymous said...

9.07
well how could that august body like the U.S. Senate confirm him 93 to 1 ?
guess all those Republican Senators are bad at their jobs and need to be replaced.

Comey was a good choice until he did not give you the answer you wanted,
regardless of the facts of the case.

Anonymous said...

9.09
well here is one "illegal"
http://thefallen.militarytimes.com/marine-lance-cpl-jose-gutierrez/256506

"One of the first U.S. servicemen killed in combat in Iraq was not a citizen of the country for which he sacrificed his life.

Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, a rifleman with the Marines, died in a firefight March 21 near Umm Qasr."

Anonymous said...

The basic fact is that people just don't like Hillary Clinton and they don’t trust her.

For over 20 years, it’s one thing after another with her. And it appears that these two sets of rules, one for her and the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton and one for everybody else.

All the advertising and all the public relations money she has spent. What.. nearly $100 million dollars? Hasn't changed that simple fact one iota.

Bernie O'Hare said...

If you look at all the submissions for this week's Opinions Online, only one person has something to say, and that was to ask why both candidates have ignored the LV. Yet virtually all the comments here are about Trump, Clinton, Colin Powell, Democrats, Republicans, immigration, etc. Opinions Online is meant primarily for local matters, and especially those that I have not covered. While I certainly have no intention to ban comments about a presidential race, I get sick of reading the same things over and over from the same three or four people. Folks, there are numerous things going on locally. I really would like to hear about them.

Anonymous said...

9.30
or republicans have attacked the Clintons without end in an attempt for political purposes.
are those attacks fair?
http://www.pensitoreview.com/2014/12/02/flashback-video-limbaugh-calls-chelsea-clinton-age-12-white-house-dog/
well one of the classic attacks was "pills" limbaugh.
"On Nov. 6, 1992, just days after Bill Clinton was elected president, Limbaugh, then 41, called Clinton’s 12-year-old daughter Chelsea “the White House dog.” (Some source say Chelsea was 13 at the time of Limbaugh’s insult but she was born on Feb. 27, 1980.) In 1988, eight years after the Carter administration, Limbaugh called Pres. Carter’s daughter Amy, then age 21, “the most unattractive presidential daughter in the history of the country.” Later he quipped that when he made that sweeping statement, he’d forgotten about Pres. Harry Truman’s daughter Margaret."

so the republican propaganda arm will go to extreme lengths to attack a political opponent.


Anonymous said...

Bernie,
yes there is and I am in need of your expertise, will be trying to contact you on the sidebar in the week comming?!
These people got nothing better to do than too constantly stare at the handheld silver screen, as I too have fell for this globalists carnival butt from what I have redd the regionalist are about as clueless as it gets too?!
Letting a machine run ones thoughts in to hateredd and discontent and many a sleepless nights they too are butt like the bad joke that this presidential election has become allreddy?!
The kidds driving the wrong way on main street USA is more entertaining, filled with youth,vitality and viberance?! Catch the wave to be part of the FLAV?! hahahaha
RE:publican redd no party affilliation

Anonymous said...

Even if you believe that Powell made such a comment to Hillary Clinton about email, he certainly did not have in mind that she would establish a private server in her home, and Powell in his documented comments on the use of private email was clear to specify it was only for unclassified material. Hillary, of course, used it for both.

Anonymous said...

It is really pathetic to hear all these democrats, use Bush, Powell, Guliani, to justify the actions of Hillary and Obama. You better come up with something better, because only the most diehard progressives will succumb to this foolishness. On second thought keep it up, it actually shows you don't have any real arguments.

Anonymous said...

What is not accounted for in the polls are the amount of voters that are not publicly saying they will be voting Trump. I submit that will be enough to elect Trump.

Trump fills auditoriums to standing room only with overflow crowds outside.

Hillary bar;eu draws enough supports to fill a television image.

Anonymous said...

Also remember, modern polling isn't designed to measure public opinion. It's designed to control public opinion by way of depressing those who oppose the media's chosen candidate into staying home.

Anonymous said...

While there's certainly been a double standard in the presidential response and media coverage of the LA floods, the similarity with Katrina and these floods is incompetent Democrat mayors and governors. I didn't care what Bush did or what Obama does. State and local uthorities in these tragedies dropped the ball.

Anonymous said...

All I know is Obama is the smartest and greatest President who ever lived and I knew this to true because the Lame Stream Media told me all about it in the run up to the first election back in 2008. The crease in Obama's pants was so perfect, remember? Mmm mmm mmm!

Eight years of the first woman President in history. Yeah! Lemme get some of that, Yo!!!

Anonymous said...

Campaigns doesn't spend money by accident. Their analytics likely show an already decided race for president among LV voters. My guess is that Hillary has this area locked up. Scranton and western PA may still be competitive, with energy sector and blue collar families more favorable to Trump. PA, overall is like Charlie Brown and Lucy and the football. Republicans always get the ball pulled out from them after dreaming of stealing PA. This year will be no different. Hillary by 10 in PA. And some Philly precincts will exceed 100% again in voter turnout. This still is your father's Pennsylvania.

Anonymous said...

Admit it, Bernie O'Hare --- all the Trump Bashing is designed to depress and suppress. You are are completely transparent. Now go cry to the Secret Service or something.

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton is the first government employee to use a private server, or to be caught using a private server, actually as many as 3 private servers, that were periodically destroyed and a new one used. This was done to bypass the freedom of information act for one, that is for sure, and any other illegal dealings, that may have not yet been proven. Just the fact that she bypassed the freedom of information act is illegal. The attempt to claim that using a private email account , which is legal, is the same as a private server is an attempt to hide the truth. It seems that most of the Democrats are willing to propagate this lie, which just goes to show their lack of principle.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Trumpkin. I don't see Bernie as helping Hillary or hurting Trump. No amount of debate changes the minds of those who have made up their mind on their candidate of choice.

Now to a local issue. It seems that the 2015 issues of parks being overused by car and bus loads of out of towners has been remedied. Kudos to those municipalities that stepped up to keep the parks from looking like third world countries on Mondays after heavy weekend use.

Patriot2 said...

Keeping it local Bernie, I have been a staunch Dent supporter until his decision to essentially support Hillary in lieu of backing Trump. He and other Republicans are doing a huge disservice to their prior supporters as Trump is the only hope to preserve the US constitution & the country we cherish. Dent is throwing the Supreme Court into the hands of the liberal globalist agenda at the expense of national pride. Big mistake by Dent, Bush etc who have lost my support & respect.

Anonymous said...

Dirt Bikes in Allentown? Interested in knowing if any other reader's have noticed the illegal dirt bike motorcycles flying down main streets the last few weeks in Allentown. Spotted some of these clowns driving right down Lehigh St. at night with no lights on. The only way the police are catching these kids is with dirt bikes of their own or helicopters."

Glad you wrote about this. Yes dirt bikes are all over especially in Allentown parks trying to scare walkers and dogs. Nothing to stop them.

Anonymous said...

Good try Bernie for focusing on local issues. I looked and saw eighty some comments and thought - wow. Then I saw the national political pissing contest. Sad.
I am looking forward to your take on the Nazareth mayor, the Bethlehem Township continuing saga and other things.

Anonymous said...

10.21
"Trump is the only hope to preserve the US constitution & the country we cherish."
well it is not as bad as Gingrich thinking his job is to be the savior of Western Democracy.


"Dent is throwing the Supreme Court into the hands of the liberal globalist agenda at the expense of national pride."
liberal globalist agenda ?
nice word salad that sounds like everything that is not a republican talking point.

Anonymous said...

I will be at the polls handing out ABC cards. Anybody But Charlie. I am a lifelong republican and what dent did rattles me to the core. He - the establishment candidate must go. And I have been a dent supporter up until now. Bye bye Charlie

Weasel from Easton said...

Amazing all the Hillary hate, yet most of the commenters probably aren't registered to vote, or won't vote at all

Weasel from Easton said...

At the end of the day I am really sad for the political process... People will complain and wait hours to vote for President when they won't at all for local township commissioners, supervisors or town council persons.... Local politicians effect your daily day to day life then a few president... SHAME ON ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ONLY VITE DURING A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Anonymous said...

Actually Bernie someone said this week there is not a single Republican campaign office anywhere in the valley. Is that true? The person that said this wanted to volunteer.

Anonymous said...

“#WheresHillary? Sleeping!!!!!”

Anonymous said...

just watched ''Clinton Cash" on youtube

WOW - these people are even more corrupt than you thought.

Anonymous said...

Can't help but notice that Hillary Clinton only appears in front of hand picked audiences because her handlers know she is not very popular. This is probably why she's never come to the Lehigh Valley. Although I suppose it would be standing room only in her campaign office on Hamilton Street if she chose to do a meet and greet of her supporters.

What we see on television is that she has aged badly, and really doesn't look well. I'm sure that if she makes an appearance, they'll have to set up a stool and a pillow to prop her up on, or bring in a cushioned chair for her to sit to give her speech. I don't believe anyone wants her to fall or stumble, and possibly break her hip. Probably that's why she is always taking days off to rest between campaign stops.

Anonymous said...

4.41
to be expected from a Breitbart weenie.
and he had to retract several of his claims
"Peter Schweizer admitted he overreached in attacking Hillary Clinton's purported role in approving a Russian uranium deal and falsely claimed that then-Secretary of State Clinton "had veto power" to stop the Russian State Atomic Nuclear Agency from purchasing Uranium On"

and a review
"Ed Pilkington, writing for The Guardian, described the book as "an unrestrained attack on the former president and first lady." Pilkington notes that several of the claims in the book have been proven factually false. According to Pilkington, Schweizer does not prove corruption on the part of the Clintons, nor does he provide any evidence"

Clinton Cash is the usual bogus hit job by a conservative with a grudge.
the sad part is that they know they are lying but push their film anyway.

Anonymous said...

4.47
yep the lame attack on Hillary's health.
Hillary likes to rest up and let trump open his mouth and speak.
trump is a perfect example of a guy continuously stepping on his crank.
he deserves pity as all his life he was surrounded by people who agreed with him no matter how ridiculous he was.
it is a shock to him that in the real world he gets called on his bigotry,etc.etc.
so shed a tear and give tiny hands your vote if you want.

Anonymous said...

3.57
the rnc says it has a office the webpage is way out of date.

Anonymous said...

"but silence when their dark hero vacations"

"dark hero"

Well that says it all as far as the tea party Trumpaholics and their "core beliefs"

Bernie O'Hare said...

It's embarrassing to read such obvious bigotry. But this "dark hero", as he is called, if he has done nothing else, has erased a lot of the bigotry that would otherwise exist in our children. They have grown up the past eight years seeing a black man in a suit as President of the United States. I see the difference it has made in them as they have grown up, and am very hopeful for our youth. I am ashamed of my own selfish and hateful generation.

Anonymous said...

Can't we all just get along?

Anonymous said...

I wrote about a local issue and asked for a legal definition of residency as it pertains to State boro code. No answer.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Are you so lazy that you don't know how to use google and read the frickin' boro code yourself? I can't believe how lazy people like you have become.

Anonymous said...

I have a local question about how all the heroin money gets washed up clean.

Everyone is always talking about this epidemic and new programs, and awareness, but nobody ever mentions how all that money gets handled.

You do hear about arrests made of some dealers. But you never, ever, ever, hear about a local business or bank or intuition cleaning up all this immense amount of cash...I guess it just leaves town in the trunk of a car.

Anonymous said...

it is relatively easy to launder cash.
the mafia ran a bunch of pizza joints after all hoe do you prove how many pies were sold.
or the fictional walter white-own a car wash again how do you know how many cars were washed.
or simply fly the cash down to Columbia etc.
the plane operators get a percentage of the take.

Anonymous said...

I'm not lazy..I have a copy of the State boro code. Residency is not defined. Can you answer that simple question or not? I'm not asking for too much here.. just a definition.

Anonymous said...

I love how Depasquale used the term "dirtball" to describe the unauthorized dirty mailer. He liken it to sleezy politics. Wonder where this will lead? Is there a permit number on the presorted mail? Should there be?