Dec 27, 2010


Yesterday in BlogoMania 1, we lost a blogger. LVCI was tossed out of the ring by Bernie O'Hare, and vows not to return. LVCI explains his reason to stop blogging on a post called Fi-ni-to. The match started with Jon Geetings labeling both LVCI and myself as old nay-sayers, with no positive suggestions for the valley. This is when O'Hare jumped in the ring and helped Geetings throw LVCI over the ropes. Geetings later justified his ageism by claiming that back in October, on a third blog, I called him a young Democrat, dismissing his opinion. I have requested assistance in this dispute from the AARP. The third blogger was presenting an article that Geetings found about real estate. I thought perhaps after 35 years in the business locally, I might know more than Geetings found on the internet. In the past I have praised a local landlord who is younger than Geetings. My use of "young" and "democrat" were adjectives. What I dismiss is the importation of all these "solutions" to Allentown. Geetings and associates think that if they find and present some ordinance passed by another city, that they are doing something positive. They refer to this process as harvesting idea's. LVCI and myself, over the years, have seen dozens of idea's harvested and enacted, to no improvement. A good idea in Charleston, may not be so good here. There never was a shortage of idea's, there has been a deficiency in the implementation of existing policy. Anyway, time for my prunes.


Local said...

This is exactly how the parking authority operates also.
They pour over the national parking publications seeking profitable schemes that other cities have used to bilk their residents of hard earned money.
They then present these same nefarious "ideas" to a secretive board before silently enacting legislation presumably designed to
bring some sort of benefit to someone. Taxpayers? Board members?
Some chosen private industrialists?
This behaviour borders on obscene and in no way serves the public interests.

Anonymous said...

“To fight is instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they will fight over words, fancies, or women, or they will fight because they dislike each other's looks, or because they have met walking in opposite directions”

George Santayana

Anonymous said...


Lots of idea harvesting. I believe academics call it best practices.

But then why do the fields of Allentown lay fallow?

Oops! There goes a bright young upstart,zipping by. On their way to greener ($) pastures.

Wayne said...

Anon 8:23AM - Nice quote! Here's one of my favorites:

"Hence the insolence with which each, as if exempted from the common lot, seeks to exalt himself above his neighbor, confidently and proudly despising others, or at least looking down upon them as his inferiors. The poor man yields to the rich, the plebeian to the noble, the servant to the master, the unlearned to the learned, and yet every one inwardly cherishes some idea of his own superiority. Thus each flattering himself, sets up a kind of kingdom in his breast; the arrogant, to satisfy themselves, pass censure on the minds and manners of other men, and when contention arises, the full venom is displayed.
_On_the_Christian_Life_ by John Calvin

And equal time for the Catholics...

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people."
-- G.K. Chesterton

Anonymous said...

Anyone know to what "Independent" front group should the Lehigh Valley feel ingratiated for having such a sharp young blogger assigned?