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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Will Rats Take over NorCo GOP?


Mezzacappa with extremist Republicans
After failing to wrest control of the Northampton County GOP from mainstream Republicans last year, tea party extremists have turned to Plan B. They are running state committee candidates, and if they win, they'll have effective control of the local party. 

Today Northamton County, tomorrow the world!

They've fielded six state committee candidates to take on more moderate state committee members who only managed to pull off a clean sweep for the GOP last year.

Those mainstreamers may win, but they're not pure enough.

Instead of calling themselves kooks, it's "Republican Action Team." Hmm. In other words, they're RATs. This faction of Republicans has worker bees like failed County Council and Borough Council candidate Tricia Mezzacappa. On what she calls a blog, she gloats that Ron Angle submitted no petitions. "Ron Angle WAS an incumbent. He is now a HAS BEEN (ROFLMAO)", she cackles.

Except she's wrong, as usual. According to the Department of State webpage, Ron Angle is among the Republican  state committeemen seeking re-election. He confirmed that with me in a telephone call, too. So are incumbents Bob Kilbanks, Mary Barket, Brian Monahan, Peg Ferraro and Gloria Lee Snover. Newcomer Glenn Geissinger is also running. Contrary to what Mezzacappa states, Brian Monahan is not taking Angle's place on the ballot. He already had one of his own.

Maybe on the Planet Nebula, Angle's not running. But here on earth, the Northampton County Bulldog is in the fray. 

Mezzacappa's claim is just more of her Northampton County Bullshit. 

Extremist upstarts include Tony Simao, who is still bitter about his Bethlehem City Council loss. During that race, he was deeply offended when opponents discovered that he posted pictures of his weenie on gay sites.

He should be running for Congress.

The other extremist choices include Michael Morey (what is wrong with you, Mike?), Cynthia Anderson, Bryan Eichfeld, Linda Leewright and Joy Hemming.

Voters will pick three men and three women.

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

People have rights O'Hare regardless of your own biased views. You know damn well you hate this woman and those who support her. She called you on your own bullshot and that is unforgivable in your book.

You have a "friend" running who was condemned by the NAACP and the ADL as both an anti-Semite and a bigot.

So don't be all prissy and smart-ass about others exercising their rights!

Bernie O'Hare said...

And this has what to do with Mezzacappa publishing false information?

Anonymous said...

She published no false information. That is what you do everyday on this hate blog.

Anonymous said...

1:31 Bernie can be all prissy and smart-ass as far as I'm concerned, when he exposes ignorant blather that has been disguised as information. Why would Bernie "hate" that loon? Pity is more appropriate. The right to be ignorant isn't something to brag about.

In your words, he called her out on her bullshit. What's unforgivable about that?

Anonymous said...

1:44 This is one of the most informative blogs in the Lehigh Valley, and it covers the the entire area. At the other extreme there are people self-absorbed with their tiny little towns, and making federal cases out of paying $1.50 for some copies and how an extra $40 per year in town taxes will cause them not to be able to pay the upkeep fee on their pig's grave. People who spend their days checking to see what IP addresses have visited their bleak existences, following around others who have decent blogs and deriding them. Sounds pathetic, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Angle running as an establishment Republican. Now we've seen it all.

Bernie O'Hare said...

And what is her answer to my charge that, once again, she has posted false information. I have linked to the state site clearly showing Angle's candidacy. She will allow false information to stand. That changes her from being someone who made a mistake, into a liar.

Mezz4prez said...

Earl died of a broken heart, free Greggy and bring back Max!

Anonymous said...

Well I see Tricia found people who will put up with her. Let's see how long that last.

I am pretty conservative and was told I need to become a part of this group. I can't do it seeing this vicious, disturbed person along with Tony who has displayed such disgusting behavior.

Not knowing the others well enough, their acceptance of these 2 are more then enough to keep me away from this group. There is no excuse for either of them and them will keep the better balanced people away.

While some may say don't judge, how can you not?

There will always be a right and a wrong. I choose carefully and do have pretty good judgement. And will use it in my circle and at the polls.

Anonymous said...

Tricia get over yourself. Instead of falsely blame anyone for being infatuated with you, why don't you seek out a good therapist and start taking responsibility for yourself and your very disturbed behavior.

Anyone who knows you can see which are your post. Mostly because there is no one who would defend you. They would have to be as disturbed as you and in this case you are thankfully rare.

Anonymous said...

1:44 potshot

You must not know the facts about Mezz/West Easton.

The facts are that the OOR determined her $30 fee assesed by West Easton was improperly assessed, and not collectable. When she received al lawsuit from west easton suing her for it,

she stated at a public meeting that it was outrageous to waste the courts time for the $30, and oferred to pay it.

West Easton refused, and then proceeded all the way across the state to the Commomwealth Court, after losing in Northampton County Court, still trying to get the $30.

They lost there too, and wound up with a $125.00 judgement against them, plus about $7,000 in legal fees wasted.

BOOBS

Anonymous said...

BOOBS forgot to mention Mezzacappa's 2 convictions of harassment, appeals lost, suing the Express-Times, writing a letter calling for the resignation of Ross Township supervisors and defending the maniac that killed people up there, racist comments noted on police reports, and so, so much more. She should do well among rats.

The oracle said...

Mezzacappa's supporters are legion; the COAF, UNITY PAC, Michael Holmes, and many West Easton residents who are Leary of the Gross/Dees alliance that has formed in recent months.

Her efforts to transform the musty republican machine is to be applauded not derided, she is a super voter who will be elected sooner or later.

Anonymous said...

Tricia is no one to be forming cookie dough and you say she is forming a better Republican Party. Get the hell out if here....the far majority of us are not laughing and will never hold her to such esteem. Or to any level of esteem. This is what divides us. Bad people...
I suppose if you connect with her, approving of her behavior maybe even a bit like her. you'd support her.

With the charges against her and everything else, those of us in our right mind could not even be in her company. Birds of a feather I suppose.

Have you NO standards. This is what we accuse the left of. Let us not be hypocrites..We do not accept such people nor should we....

She doesn't deserve to be in the company of good people and if it's true as stated that she has any support then it leaves one wondering about them.

The democrats think she is kryptonite to them so what does this say about anyone on the right who supports her. They run from her and we all should too. I've seen them run...I was right beside them.

Can't believe her blogs but I do see the right has given her a place so this is about them as much as her.

As a female who generally gets along with everyone and goes out of my way to leave good impressions, she offends me. As does Tony.

Anonymous said...

Funny, Mezzacappa's post with meticulously crafted false information has been deep sixed this morning and is long gone.

So much for Bernie conducting a bitch hunt, promoting hate, and other nonsense from the fringe community.

Meanwhile, he has real work to do and is probably off reporting on something else factual, unless he is taking a hump-day break. It must be expensive and exhausting to drive and call around and sit through hours of meetings and hearings, and report authentic news that affects us all. Compare this to someone with a giant burr in their butt and an axe to grind.

IM OK UR NUTS said...

Mezzacappa's supporters are legion; the COAF, UNITY PAC, Michael Holmes
You think this is to be praised? COAF distance themselves from you. Gregory's UNITY PAC was an attempt to fund a means of supporting himself, and Holmes is an idiot.

many West Easton residents who are Leary of the Gross/Dees alliance
Many? Maybe in your mind's multiple personalities that sees conspiracies everywhere.

she is a super voter who will be elected sooner or later.

You repulsive to Democrats and Republicans. There just aren't enough rats that can vote.

Anonymous said...

Wait.... they really have the acronym R.A.T.? LOL.

The oracle said...

The hate oozes from the miscreants who inhabit O'Hare's volcano of hate and misinformation where character assassination for sport is the norm. How many of you casting stones upon this woman actually participate in your Government and stand up to it when they turn rogue?
People are fed up with the country club R's and good old boy fat cats like Angle and Snover who only look to keep the status quo and pad their coffers. O'Hare and his band of bounders will do anything to marginalize good people like Mark Kessler, Jim Gregory, and Mezzacappa in order to get a few blog hits and make good with scumbags like Jim Deegan who poaches these hit jobs with a strangely sadistic glee.
Enjoy the government you have sheepishly elected, until you wake up and see how much better it could be.


Anonymous said...

anon 11:10 must feel good to post you tripe and asskissing posts knowing =any rebuttal will disappear. This blog is now just a fluff piece for the loved and a hit piece for the despised by the little demi-god.

She is a citizen with rights and she is exercising them. You all go vote for the guy that was actually condemned by the Anti Defamation League and the NAACP. Oh, sorry those are facts you may not know.


What a bunch of whimps!

Anonymous said...

Did you haters on here bother to check out the republicanactionteam.com?

Seriously, it was a group that had to form, since the old NCRC establishment people find their pride and joy in handpicking/endorsing/ and promoting certain candidates in the primary

while going to the most radical extent of character assassination of those newbees who arent in the click

Did you think that the good conservative repubs would just sit back and be trampled?

sit back and have a small group pick candidates based upon candy store politics?

Thank God for RAT...I'm joining them

Anonymous said...

They're just a hemorrhoid on the ass of Rs. Nobody likes RATs. Can't wait to vote against these rodents. A purification is in order and will be forthcoming. Good blog fodder in the meantime, though.

Anonymous said...

What moron among them decided RAT would be a good acronym?
Epic Fail!

Laurie Denegar said...

As far as being compared to rats, for people who know anything about these creatures,this is actually a compliment. Rats are loyal, affectionate and extremely intelligent . Because of the wonderful qualities that they possess , the Chinese allocated the first sign in the zodiac to them. To consider rats something inherently evil and bad is only done by small minded, uninformed and uneducated people who know absolutely nothing about these creatures. For the truth to be known ,to be considered a rat or to be likened to one is actually a complement .

Bernie O'Hare said...

Alrighty then.

Anonymous said...

Well the Chinese tell you that you can only have one child too but because they like rats, we now have to?

This is America and our culture sees rats quite different. They are pesky rodents at best.

A delicacy in some countries so don't think we are going to think positively about rats or the name of this so called small group with all of the misfits in it.

Most will run from them just like they steer clear of rats. Actually we get exterminators for them.....

Affection, loyal. How many groups have some of you been through?

Give us a break Tricia and your few misfits and go away. Get help...

You rile up people and when they push back it is hate? Sounds like the whiners on the left and even they can't be around you...

You certainly walk around creating targets on your back. What do you expect?

Anonymous said...

A Party doesn't pick and choose its members. You mention Mezzacappa and Angle, colorful Republicans, but there are also colorful Democrats. It seems unfair to label all of a Party's members with your view of one or two.

Being new to this scene, I would like to know what you believe are the views or positions of those you denigrate as "extremist." What have they done, said, or believe that you would so label them?

Bernie O'Hare said...

i am not going to take the time right now to list the myriad reasons why this group is extremist. But the main reason is intolerance for diverse viewpoints. Let me add that it is one thing for a nut tobe attracted to any group. But it is quite another when that group embraces that nut and supports her.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Fir those of you who do not know, Laurie Denegar was Mezzacappa's running mate in a Borough Council race. She also accompanied Mezzacappa on a few of her hissy fits in court. If you were really her friend, you'd make some effort to get her psychological help.

Anonymous said...

ohare.....stop projecting...your Dad was too busy and mom didnt care. youre an insufferable tyrant who craves the attention he never got as a kid. amongst several of you other mental defects, no psychologist around would touch you with a 10 ft pole.

there is no cure for narcissism, sadism or sociopathic behavior.

you shold have been locked up years ago

Anonymous said...

Is that Dick Cheney with Mezz? Birds of a feather..

Anonymous said...

This is the heart and soul of the new Republican party. You court crazy, you get crazy.

Anonymous said...

In O'hares sick world, taking a position on anything means your an extremist. Doesnt matter what the position is, just as long as you have a principle, stick to it, and see it through, that makes you an extremist.

He was kicked out of the tea party, pretty much the same from the Dems, and now has nowhere to go. Hes all over the place

Anonymous said...

Tricia don't let people like O'Hare deter you from your dreams. He screwed up his life, don't let him and his poison posse destroy your dreams.

Anonymous said...

She's so desperate to be accepted. Poor thing.
She bounces around to any group she thinks will have her and they let her in, until they've had enough of her bizzaro world and realize everyone wasn't wrong about her.

Anonymous said...

We all understand your not wanting to post all of the reasons you tag someone with the extremist label. The one you do post, however, intolerance of diverse viewpoints, seems strange when in the same sentence you criticize them for tolerating someone with a diverse viewpoint.

So, rather than a full list, educate us on just one of them. Why do you call Linda Leewright an extremist?

Bernie O'Hare said...

They do not tolerate someone with a different view point. She has the same far right viewpoints that they do. Ronnie Del Wacko, in that group, even wanted all R committee members subjected to some kind of litmus test. They are an intolerant bunch who only have room for people who agree with them.

Anonymous said...

You seem to equate tolerance with acceptance and support. You have now gone from “extremist” to “far right” and have lost me again as you offer no explanation of how you arrive at these labels. Has this group endorsed this litmus test you cite? Did Linda? What are the “far right” viewpoints they have advocated? How can I understand and accept your labels without details of what they mean to you?

Bernie O'Hare said...

You are looking to discount what I have written, not engage in meaningful discussion. You argue by attributing meanings to what i say that do not remotely resemble what i say. It is an intolerant group and the reason mezzacappa is part of it is bc she is intolerant herself. In fact, this group has no room for the views of more moderate Rs. This group is just as intolerant on the right as extremist liberals on the left, like blogger Jonathan Geeting. It is not your views that make you intolerant. It is your unwillingness to accept the viewpoints of others.

Anonymous said...

A discussion first involves definition of terms in order to avoid a dialog of cross purposes. I have made no attempt to discount what you have written as you have yet to define your terms so that we can have a discussion free of ambiguity. I can’t discount what I don’t understand. Some of us rely on your investigative prowess and journalistic skills to understand our local world and vote intelligently. I know what I believe constitutes an extremist but I do not as yet know what constitutes one to you so I am unable to judge the validity of your labeling. I apologize if my need for clarification has put you on the spot

I do get the distinct impression that your labeling has a great deal to do with some problem you have or have had with Mezzacappa but her mere presences as justification for labeling a volunteer group as extremist leaves me guessing as to whether there is more to it. I would hope there is more than that but, until you reveal other reasons, I will continue to wonder and not be able to intelligently buy into and accept your position.

Thank you for alerting me to Jonathan’s blog. I will start reading it so I can begin to better understand your view of extremism.

chinese buffet said...

Ronnie Delwacko. Isn't he the chairman of the tea party?

Bernie O'Hare said...

1;22, It's not complicated.Get a dictionary. Intolerant is defined as "not tolerant of views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one's own." That is the rats. That is Mezzacappa. That is both the far right and the far left.

Anonymous said...

OK, so we have a basic, if general, definition of what an extremist is. So now let's get specific. What has this group espoused that is "not tolerant of views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one's own"? I have read nothing about them until they appeared here labeled as extremists. Details, please give me details...without just that they let Mezzacappa be a member. It can't be that they don't allow females as some of them are. We already know what you think about Tony so we know it can't be that. Do they bar African-Americans? Asians? Since it is a Republican group, we know they don't tolerate Democrats...but that is to be expected. What, then, exactly are the views, beliefs, or behavior they won't tolerate? And, to further our education, please give some guidance on the path one might follow to discover the same information you have to establish these specific details of their intolerance.

Bernie O'Hare said...

They don't tolerate other Republicans whose views are not the same as theirs. They are intolerant. They have embraced a woman who actually defended the murder of innocent people in Ross Tp and warned that West Easton is lucky. On Facebook, they defended the goofy Gilberton police chief. Their views are not inclusive, but exclusive. I will continue this discussion,but you are going to have to identify yourself so everyone knows who you are and what your agenda is.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that one link, although again general and not specific to any one of the individuals you tag as extremist. I followed the link and could not find anything linking anyone there or the group itself to the two generalities you mention that seem to have happened before the group existed.

But, this has gone on long enough and I believe I have my answer. My agenda, as a new reader, was to determine how much reliance I could place on what you write as being well researched, thought out, and unbiased. It seems that guilt by association is all it takes here to be labeled. As for who is "not tolerant of views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one's own," I have my answer...Pogo

Anonymous said...

OK then...you say Mezzacappa is "Intolerant" and an "extemist.'

By record of court orders, the people who agree with her time and again are the Open Records Office, the Northampton County Bench (Barrata, Beltrami, Zito), and 2 separate judges at the Commonwealth Court, where she managed to cream West Easton in 6 successful lawsuits that they filed against her.

So then, anyone who agrees is an intolerant extremist? Please answer the question.

Its a yes or no question.

Dont pander to hate and lies.

Anonymous said...

I hapenned to read that letter she published in the Express Times.

I was commenting on the article too. I didnt see where she defended murder. I see that she thought Ross Township officials went over the line, let it get to the point of a goverment selling a destitiute mans' land, then buying his land back themselves, after 20 years of infighting.

I saw her view as a person who is disgusted by government tyranny, who will stop at nothing, no matter the cost, and no matter how they violate a persons rights.

I actually live up in that area, and NO ONE feels sorry for Ross Township. NO ONE.

Anonymous said...

"They are an intolerant bunch who only have room for people who agree with them."

In other words, the tea party.

Proud teabagger footsoldier

Bernie O'Hare said...

3:52, the second I ask you to ID yourself and reveal your own agenda, you take a powder. Figures.

Bernie O'Hare said...

3:55 is Tricia Mezzacappa. Nobody else gives a shit about her suits over copy fees.

Bernie O'Hare said...

4:06, I happen to know people who live there as well. I happen to know the solicitor. Mezzacappa spoke in defense of a mass murderer and claimed West Easton is lucky. Anytime she runs for anything, that letter should be resurrected and sent to every voter. If she gets involved in a campaign, the candidate should be tarnished with that letter as well.

Anonymous said...

Jeez this woman is full of herself. That is the first opinion I formed of her when I was in her company. Then as time went on I just kept hearing things about her that made me realize once again my instincts were right. Woman size up people like her quickly. Not having the problems she seems to have, she does create them, I can not spend 1 moment around her.

If she is part of a group then they obviously don't care about the same things I do so count me out....you most certainly can judge a group by someone like TM and then you have the exhibitionist....there's a reason others distance themselves from people like these. They agree with me.

She has made a bad name for herself in the county and they know her well, and what she says and does to others makes her one horrible human being. There is a limit to tolerance for me and she reached it years ago.

You can't force someone to seek help and in her case it wouldn't help.

Anonymous said...

NON 8:04, SHE IS A CITIZEN AND HAS AS MANY RIGHT SA SYOU. IF YOU WNAT TO BE A SEXIST PIG WHY NOT TELL HER WHO YOU ARE.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I have stood up to Mezzacappa, and was dragged into a courtroom seven times. I currently have litigation pending against her. I know three other people in the last 18 months who filed criminal charges against her. Two of them won. She has tormented them all, posting vicious personal attacks against all three. Although I like people to identify themselves, I do not recommend that you do so. She will add you to her enemy list. I will also state that I agree with everything you said about her.

Bernie O'Hare said...

" IF YOU WNAT TO BE A SEXIST PIG WHY NOT TELL HER WHO YOU ARE."

One anon telling another to ID herself. All caps. Gee, I wonder who this whack job could be. ... But not too much.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Tricia. The poison posse are all haters.

Anonymous said...

Is that trishies boyfriend? Nice she found somebody deaf, blind and senile enough to put up with her.

Anonymous said...

How am I sexist where TM is concerned when I myself am a woman? Give me a break....TM has no explanation for herself that anyone would listen to so she calls me a sexist. Don't we blame the left for that. No substance, just name calling????

I am a proud well balanced and yes likable conservative. No one runs from me. Not even the progressives. I never make a spectacle of myself and I do not bother anyone much less get drug into court to defend my behavior.

Almost everyone I know is so much more grounded and like able then she can ever be. They are not hateful nor are they full of themselves.

This is a part of why TM can never be excepted by anyone except the occasional person who has their own issues making them less tolerable to the far majority of people. They even learn that TM is too toxic for them.

HUMAN BEING as you describe herself. You are but it ends there....

Bernie's explanation above of her lack of self control and the trouble it brings her says it all. This is again a toxic female.....lady or woman doesn't seem to fit here.

Anonymous said...

I didn’t know you would miss me. In fact, I thought you’d be glad I left so I would stop asking questions you can’t or won’t answer about whether your labeling of people is factual or part of your personal non-journalistic bias. And I would love to post my ID so you can make fun of my name and post derogatory comments about me personally rather than discuss my views. Who wouldn’t want that? And I did post my agenda in 3:52 PM above.

You do a fantastic job on reporting the news and happenings around the Valley and, for that reason, I will keep reading your blog. Very well done and very informative…a valuable resource. But your denigrating a group of volunteers by labeling them extremists for the one and only single reason that they are tolerant to someone you obviously and obsessively despise does you no credit and taints your otherwise outstanding journalism.

Anonymous said...

"Not even the progressives"

Yeah, you are likable alright!

Bernie O'Hare said...

11:32 is a coward who has not revealed his or her agenda as one of the rats.

Anonymous said...

Can't shine.....so I'll save my breath.

This one commenter sounds like a stalker....really BO. Have anyone in kind?

What a whacko group, maybe they would
have half of chance of recruiting normal people but
not with the unhinged in there.

Anonymous said...

All baggers are somewhat unhinged

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Trish. You have had to deal with a lot but you will prevail in the end.

Anonymous said...

How does one prevail? Getting shunned by every group after they get to know you? Trish is such a victim that she will prevail at nothing worthy.

Teabaggers are proud? Are you a proud 99% ER? Your teabag parents and grandparents are surely proud of you. They are the very people you go to when you need something.

Ask police and cleanup crews as well as retailers which group they'd rather have. No comparison. None.

And the right will almost always purge bad behavior while the left embraces it. We do all connect with our own, don't we?