Jul 1, 2011

The Stumble Bum called Allentown

Allentown wakes up today to more mediocrity by our unimaginative leaders. Although the school budget passed, and less teachers were laid off than feared, Zahorchak's Pathway to Failure is evident. Teacher Union leader Debbie Tretter was amazed by the final figure of 112 furloughs. Her union would have actually granted wage concessions if Zahorchak would have agreed to less than 120 layoffs. Positions restored in art and social studies demonstrate how his plan only caused unnecessary anguish, as illustrated by a 10th grade student, Holli Bossons, in an editorial today. In another editorial we learn that the Fegley family looks forward to the arena. Isn't that grand, after they received 99.9% of all incentives and grants given in Allentown. Wonder how the pizza guy feels in the 700 Block, he's getting the boot after building up his lunch trade for a decade. Yesterday, was a full day here in Allentown. Mitt Romney visited the closed Metal shop, which Obama had touted as a symbol of hope. Mayor Pawlowski called Romney's visit a cheap shot, while he gushed gratitude to Obama two years ago for honoring us. I heard a rumor that the Fegley's are going to get another grant, for a pizza oven....

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17 comments:

gary ledebur said...

witty and waggish, Tribune

Anonymous said...

Fegley - He ain't no Hess. Here we go again.

Patrick McHenry said...

MM -

I heard Pawlowski in an interview from Haiti.

He said he could fix everything down there as long as they would let him steal peoples' property and build a hockey arena.

Patrick McHenry said...

MM -

Did the School Board also vote last night to rescind the KOZ and approve the NIZ on the arena property?

Patrick McHenry said...

MM -

One more question, while it's on my mind. What happened with the 8-1 budget vote? Only one person who thought that the taxpayers were getting shafted?

The state comes through with an addiitional $5.8 million and the tax hike is lowered by pennies. On top of last year's tax hike.

Once again, the unions and the administrators were taken care of better by the board. The taxpayers get to fund it.

I know there were enough lackeys on the board to pass whatever the superintendent asks for, but I would have expected more from some of the others. I guess the taxpayers don't shout at board members and tape nasty signs outside their businesses.

Anonymous said...

I'd still love to know how much of the expenses if any of the Haiti junket for Pawlowski and Greg Weitzel are being paid by the City taxpayers. I'd be shocked if the City wasn't covering some of the lodging, airfare, meals and time off.

Anonymous said...

"if any"

ha ha

I'd probably be more shocked to learn the junket was NOT entirely funded with someone else's money.

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michael molovinsky said...

i have removed a few comments. i post on subjects on which i have some knowledge beyond what is reported in the local paper and television. i know nothing more about the mayor's trip to haiti than was reported in the paper. please place any comments concerning his trip elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

David Zimmerman's blogging "opposition" and dissenting vote, now, is just (transparent) face-saving grandstanding. Where was he months ago? A compliant sheep on the sidelines just like the rest of them.

michael molovinsky said...

anon 11:30, you're wrong. zimmerman has been requesting facts and figures from the get go.

Anonymous said...

Please. Dr. Z's plan originally passed unanimously. One of those 8 bleating sheep votes was David Zimmerman's.

Anonymous said...

Moe, Larry, the cheese.
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The Royal Family speaks said...

If only I had known that the Fegley family approved of the hockey arena site. That seal of approval clinches it for me. Especially since they saved downtown Bethlehem, the Allentown Golf course,and center city Allentown. I see that their homemade beer is on sale at the Coca Cola Park, so I guess that the Iron Pigs may make it after all.


I can only extrapolate that, if the beer was actually any good, we would all be on easy street.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:30 - True however Zimmerman is the only one to suggest to Zahorchak he might consider resigining.

Things change as I am told.