U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Northeastern Pennsylvania
 [Register]
Northeastern Pennsylvania Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pocono area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
View Poll Results: Do You Support Bishop Martino's Political Stances?
Yes (Why?) 6 26.09%
No (Why?) 17 73.91%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
25,890 posts, read 44,218,701 times
Reputation: 10730
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHS89 View Post
Ever wonder why she waited until an election year to bring it up rather than investigate the idea two years ago when it was apparently first brought up to her?
That's exactly my point. This was brought to council's attention in 2007 not only to the podium but also via e-mail, and the only council member to respond affirmatively was Judy Gatelli. If it was a good idea in her eyes back then, then why would she wait now for an idea she thought might have benefited the city? I came up with the idea on my own accord and then did some follow-up research using what I think was the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (but my memory is fuzzy so I could be mistaken) as a case study. I pitched it. Even pitching what some may consider to be a BAD idea is better than pitching NO ideas, as is the case with 75% of council speakers. I probably had no business as a non-city resident being at the podium, but this was a very tame and very sparsely-attended summer meeting, so I wasn't "stealing time" from other people by any means.

What kind of politician would I be if someone brought what I thought to be a beneficial idea to my attention and then sat on it until it became politically advantageous for me to capitalize upon it?

 
Old 05-08-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Sheeptown, USA
3,234 posts, read 4,155,948 times
Reputation: 893
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHS89 View Post
Ever wonder why she waited until an election year to bring it up rather than investigate the idea two years ago when it was apparently first brought up to her?
Maybe she totally forgot it was ever brought up and thought of it on her own, I really don't know.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
25,890 posts, read 44,218,701 times
Reputation: 10730
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScranBarre View Post
What kind of politician would I be if someone brought what I thought to be a beneficial idea to my attention and then sat on it until it became politically advantageous for me to capitalize upon it?
Did I really just have to ask that?!
 
Old 05-08-2009, 05:05 PM
 
1,251 posts, read 2,142,094 times
Reputation: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYRangers 2008 View Post
Maybe she totally forgot it was ever brought up and thought of it on her own, I really don't know.
Totally forgot, almost immediately, an idea with potential benefits to the entire city, only to suddenly remember it three weeks before an election when it benefits her own cause?
 
Old 05-15-2009, 06:12 AM
 
Location: NE PA
7,940 posts, read 9,057,907 times
Reputation: 4234
Default Chris Doherty has a 3-year-old lovechild in Harrisburg?

If this is true, the days are numbered for the Doherty regime. And this is the guy who says he's a family man?
The Doherty love child - Kaitlyn margaret McGowan - Scranton "Political" Times
 
Old 05-15-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Idiocracy
904 posts, read 1,256,191 times
Reputation: 353
Quote:
Originally Posted by go phillies View Post
If this is true, the days are numbered for the Doherty regime. And this is the guy who says he's a family man?
The Doherty love child - Kaitlyn margaret McGowan - Scranton "Political" Times
Heh, I stumbled on that yesterday. Felt like I made a wrong turn and found myself down some dark alley of the interwebs.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 07:22 AM
 
1,251 posts, read 2,142,094 times
Reputation: 430
Reeks of desperation.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: NE PA
7,940 posts, read 9,057,907 times
Reputation: 4234
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHS89 View Post
Reeks of desperation.
But what if its the truth? Politicians having flings is not unheard of. And with him naming names on there, if it isn't true, Joe set himself up to be sued....so I wouldn't think it would be made up as an election day stunt.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 08:31 AM
 
1,251 posts, read 2,142,094 times
Reputation: 430
Nothing indicates that it is. Big deal, the loser gave his address and issued a challenge. Doesn't prove anything. Documentation will, but you'll never see that, will you?

And you're right. Politicians having flings isn't unherad of. So that makes this "revelation", if true, a non-issue in the scheme of things. It's just another attempt by a pitiful man to deflect the attention from his own personal issues onto something else. It's the same thing he accuses this administration of doing all the time. Nothing more, nothing less. He's a joke.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Idiocracy
904 posts, read 1,256,191 times
Reputation: 353
Some of threads on there mention a point spread between the candidates. Have there actually been any polls? Or are they just talking out their butts?
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Northeastern Pennsylvania
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top