Mar 16, 2017

A Pink Pussy Hat Moment

Actually seeing Pawlowski in a plow truck, as I predicted, has me shaking my head. Actually reading other pundits agree that Pawlowski has the advantage in the primary, had me debating the future of this blog. If not for the dual mission of trying to safeguard our historical structures, I might be laying off the new staff.

I titled this post a Pink Pussy Hat Moment because I couldn't understand why so many women weren't getting past Trump's election. If Pawlowski wins the primary, I will be in that same mental state.

Not to fully reveal my egotistical nature, but after the last several days in the blogosphere,  I think that  local readers may need my political ethics.  I suspect that even with a Pawlowski victory, I will carry on.  However,  I won't be so sure about Allentown's future.

7 comments:

Scott Armstrong said...

Mike,

Allentown is a city that doesn't want to be improved, they have proven that in the polls time after time. A new bunch of people will learn that lesson this year. The cycle I predict will continue. I hope I'm wrong. Like you I never give up trying, that said, I have made peace with the reality here in stupid land. I am at the acceptance stage, accepting my/Allentown's fate. In time My wife and I will pull up stakes and move on. That thought helps.
All that said, West Park is a wonderful neighborhood, but it isn't because of anything the city has done, it is nice in spite of it all, because we make it that way.

ironpigpen said...

I can't wait to help Mayor Ed Pawlowski celebrate his big re-election victory. Because "Mayor For Life" Pawlowski IS the poster child for crooked Democrat politcians everywhere (failed U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton included). Pawlowski's primary victory and subsequent re-election will confirm for the ENTIRE COUNTRY that Democrat voters truly are seriously confused little campers who would so much rather concentrate their energies on trying to smear their political enemies by implying that their enemies are pissed because, and I quote, "Slavery is gone in the USA, Apartheid gone in South Africa, women (have) the right to vote in the USA, people in the USA (have) the right to marry whomever they simply love, people having access to health insurance without having to die or declare bankruptcy."

Rather than tout the merits of someone like Ray O'Connell, who was the principal when I went to school at Trexler, kool-aid guzzling local Democrats would rather tar and feather people who are politically ineligible to vote in Allentown's upcoming Democrat Party primary.

South Africa? Sure, whatever. As they say, one just cannot make this stuff up!

ROLF OELER

Robert Trotner said...

our republican (small "r") form of government doesn't always produce the results we may prefer but it does have the merit (at the local level) of electing the person preferred by the people who will be subjected to his or her rule. Unfortunately both the experience of big city Democratic machine politics as well as Republican attempts to villify the very notion of government, both over the past forty or so years, have resulted in mass alienation and resignation among many of our people and an unconscionably low voter turnout which allows demagogues like Pawlowski to be elected.


Unfortunately for Pawlowski, his prosecution is being handled by the Feds rather than the feckless and crooked state investigatory apparatus, and he will find it impossible to serve as mayor from Danbury Correctional Institution. Pride goth before the fall, and the fall will come begot the discharge of the Federal Grand Jury at the end of the month. That takes care of problem #1. The larger question is whether we can restore the faith of the electorate after decades of both Democratic and Republican demagoguery.

Jamie Kelton said...

Mr Oeler. It's not just Allentown. Allentown is joining the family of American cities that are controlled by Democratic machine politics. You can look at cities from Maine to Florida; from New York to Los Angeles, which parties control major American cities? It really doesn't make any difference that Ed Pawlowski is mayor, as one democrat is the same as the other really in terms of their policies. Pawlowski's issues are ones you will find in each and every one of them. Philadelphia has a corruption problem that makes Allentown's look like peanuts.

And with the change of administration in Washington, and the subsequent replacement of Federal Attorneys in the Justice Department, don't expect any indictment of Pawlowski anytime soon. Even if he is, don't expect any resignation. Indictments are a fact of life for Democratic City Bosses. Ed will simply say, see me in court. And chances are, he'll beat the charges, which is probably why no indictments were issued anyway as the evidence may not be strong enough to have an airtight case to convict him.

Mr Molovinski. Don't give this up, I like reading your thoughts and we need watchdogs like you to comment on issues about Allentown. Thank you hugs :)

JoshLCowen said...

Your headline reminds me: with all those pinkpussyhats (and full-body costumes) there wasn't even one report of a man crying about sexual harassment. Does anyone think if men paraded around in pink guy stuff that the reverse would be true? Just wondering.

TRENT HALL said...

Mr. MM, sorry you are SOOOO confused about why thinking women are upset with Trump. If you just take a moment to check what his budget & Republicans propose.....cuts to the social safety networks, like for food stamps, meals on wheels, school lunches, health care, medicare, medicaid, social security, Planned Parenthood, EPA, the arts, no increases to minimum wage, deporting children & splitting families, etc., etc., WHILE spending billions more for atomic bombs we will never use, F-35 planes we don't need (i.e., no one we have waged war against since Korea has even had an air force to oppose us in the air! (i.e., Cuba/Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos/Panama/Afghanistan/Lebanon/Libya/Iraq/Syria/Yemen/etc., etc.), more aircraft carriers to go nowhere/everywhere, a "Great" wall for the southern border which is easily circumvented while not, of course, imposing any penalty or enforcement on BIG AGG/Meat Packing Businesses which employ them, etc., etc., then perhaps you will understand their anger.

ironpigpen said...

So how about that crowded field of Democratic candidates for Mayor in Allentown's upcoming primary election, say! I've heard that the incumbent Pawlowski has been campaigning real hard in a bid to retain his current job. Haven't heard so much about the other candidates, though.

ROLF OELER