Thursday, February 27, 2014

Benol Has "That New Car Smell"

Morning Call columnist Bill White is having a field day in Northampton County lately. One of his recent columns focuses on Council member Mat Benol's complete ignorance of the Sunshine Act, baseless attacks at newspapers and suggestion that people call him or other Council members if they want to know what's really going on. He made those remarks at the end of last week's Council meeting because he was miffed that yet another John Brown move had blown up in his face.

In the world according to Benol, legislators should be able to discuss matters privately, vote, and then explain everything to the uneducated public.

But with that in mind, I asked Benol to supply his home phone number, cell phone, work number and email address so that every person in Northampton County can call him every day to learn what is going on. In fact, I requested Council Clerk Frank Flisser to make that request of every member of Council.

As I explained to Mat, his willingness to inform the public is "certainly a relief to me, because I can soon stop blogging about NC government, and write more about youth sports." After all, we don't want any "journalistic malpractice."

Believe it or not, Mat only provided one number. He declined to give out his work number or email for the understandable reason that it belongs to his employer.

Flisser, unfortunately, took me seriously. He provided me with contact numbers for Council. I'm not posting them.

Benol still has what one Council member referred to as "that new car smell."

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should pass them on. It is the publics right to know. What are you hiding?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Make your own request.

Anonymous said...

He is One of the new cub scouts on Council

Anonymous said...

He's hiding the toilet paper from you @12:30.

That's why you've become such an asshole!

Anonymous said...

anon 1:02, at least he is not a teabagger.

Anonymous said...

he guy was swept in with Brown. people will now have to endure what happens when you elect Party over Individuals. Faux News and Obama fear mania is not what you should be using to elect local officials. Paranoia is a poor way to pick officials.

The guy is clueless.

Anonymous said...

He's got that creepy guy smile

Anonymous said...

Compared to Gerry and the pension grabbers, Benol looks to be actually serving on Council. The Sour Grapes Club is so bitter. It's unbecoming but expected.

Anonymous said...

With the squinted blood-shot eyes and goofy smile, Benol looks like he's from the T (thc) party. Where is he getting the medicinal stuff, Colorado?

Anonymous said...

makes sense that he has that smell.

he just rolled off the Tea Party Factory Production line last spring.

Anonymous said...

Stop crying little girls. Mat is your council member. He smells like he won and defeated a bunch of pension slobs who smell like that old gym bag smell and continue to leach from taxpayers. Playing the system and stealing are the same thing. Those guys are the best thieves in the county.

Anonymous said...

But can MaTT get us some bud?

Anonymous said...

" defeated a bunch of pension slobs who smell like that old gym bag smell and continue to leach from taxpayers."

How sad your life must be. Constantly swimming in your Obama induced hatred. You attack people who worked hard and planned for their retirement. Whats a matter? The corporate boys didn't treat you the way you thought they would? so now you just hate people that have actually accomplished things?

It must be a sad and miserable teabagging life you live.

Competent and morals are trumped by your hate and bitterness.

Don Tradnme

Anonymous said...

I love how people that chose to devote their lives to making widgets and were sold the magnificence of the 401(k) are jealous of the single perk public employees receive - a pension. You had the choice of where you worked just as many chose public service over making a higher salary. Now make sure you make enough widgets to increase your overlord's profit.

Anonymous said...

Bravo 8:26. Right on!

Anonymous said...

This is the result of straight party voting. It happened and will continue to happen unless the Dem's get their act together and get to work in every community across the county..not just Easton and/or Bethlehem. Give the R's some credit for sticking together and presenting a unified front. Live and learn D's. Pay attention to what happened and start getting ready for the next election cycle or else the same thing will happen again. Stronger candidates are a must. The old ways are dead on arrival.

Anonymous said...

Fuck that. If people want local tea party rule, fuck 'em. The state will continue to elect Democratic presidents.

Anonymous said...

The state will continue to elect D presidents? WTF does that mean? Did I miss something? Did PA elect a D president when I wasn't looking? Not even Clem would make such a preposterous statement..

Anonymous said...

This past election..locally..was a D failure to launch party. The county D party did not mobilize their base and they lost. Who the heck was in charge? Evidently..nobody.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but they throw nice parties were the "leaders" make nice speeches and tell you how great they are.

Peter J.Cochran said...

Bernie, new cars don't have odor like in 1963. My dad'd 1964 Pontiac Catalina with a 389 CID GTO engine stick shift and posi-traction - did!HAAAA that car had a smell,we were on the way to Teri's Tavern, on 611 December of 1963.Met Jay GOLDEN's family for dinner. This car was dark blue too.!------ Give this young man a break , he will figure it out , how to be the man that holds the line ,and I will expect INTEGRITY of him. WAIT!

Anonymous said...

Peter J.Cochran said...

Old cars and wars have a feel and a smell. the new smell guys are now here. the world is a place of old and new smells. Wars and medals are here as is the past. An assault without weapons.