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TED BYRNE
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OH, THE BYRNE 3
SWEET DREAMS
YOUNG GIB
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WHO SAYS FLUID
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FRY HEARING
INCEST - OPEN EYES
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SMITHGALL 1
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SMITHGALL 3
CHARLIE'S PROMISE - SEX
KING'S SPEECH
INCEST - TRAGEDY
LUDWIG/BORDEN
ARCHIVE 11/LCCCA
SUNDAY NEWS SAGA/COMEDY
INCEST - TRAGEDY 2
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LYNCHING 1
MILLERSVILLE LAWSUIT
ARCHIVE 14
NO QUESTION
VONDERHEIDE/HARPER
RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
INCEST & HATCHER
JUSTIN QUINN
JANET KELLEY
SCRAT
NOTES & QUOTES
HE'S A RAT
HOLY COW!
TALKBACK
TOTARO MUST GO
SNEDDON
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ARCHIVE 17
TOTARO/FRY
LOVELACE
THE GAY GUYS
HARRY ENG
WOMEN AND PARTON
HERR, BOYD & LIARS
HARPER IS SANDWICHED
BEATING A PATH
VONDERHEIDE & CRY BABIES
LANCASTER/RACISM
PULL THE PLUG!
KIRK & HARPER
RESOLUTION 37
SOUL AND PASSION!
ALL ABOARD
SUPER JERKS
STEWART OPINION
DEVON SMITH
END IT NOW
COMMON CAUSE
SEXISM & MURDER
DOUBLE CROSSED
JOURNALISTS
A FAMILY TRAGEDY
BANANAS & BRETT
WHO'S WATCHING BRETT?
EXTRA! EXTRA!
FEAR FACTOR
DESCENT INTO MADNESS
BURIED IN DEBT
PICTURE THE TRUTH
NEWS - STREAKER - WHITE ARCHIVE
ARCHIVE 18
GRAND JURY - FULL VIEW
INJUSTICE - RIVERA
INVESTIGATE PSP/STEVENS
COVER-UPS & LIES
DON'T MAKE ME MAD
JUDGEMENT DAYS
STEWART TRIAL
FRY, F&M & INCEST
JOURNEY OF PAIN
CHRISTY MIRACK
SUE ME
WHEN WILL I GET A LAWYER?
STURLA - BUM
COOLEY'S EMAIL
CONVENTION CENTER
GAG ORDER
RENTERIA - STEWART MISTRIAL
CONVENTION CENTER 2
FAUST - COLD CASE
CONVENTION CENTER 3
MADENSPACHER - MONEY TALKS
TOTARO - SCHREIBER
CONVENTION CENTER 4
EURYTOPIC
ARCHIVE 19 - CC & CROW
INJUNCTIONS
HARPER IS
HARPER IS SCUMMY
LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES
DOG DAYS - LANCASTER POLICE
LOVELACE - FRY
HARPER - BEINGREAL ARCHIVE
SHELLENBERGER
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TERRYP
MADENSPACHER 2
ELECTION
RONNIEDOG
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STEWART TRIAL
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~ And A World Class Jerk! ~

 

  

ALL ABOARD!

"LOOK UNDER EVERY STONE"

     I first put PSP President Nevin Cooley on the train out of Lancaster in July of last year.  It is still on the front page of the original LIP News website.  This is what I wrote:

    “PUT NEVIN D. COOLEY ON THE NEXT TRAIN OUT OF LANCASTER!!!

    This morning I ran Nevin Cooley’s quote about the mayor (below) and I was going to write about Mayor Smithgall and cable theft and the District Attorney and the Lancaster Newspapers and the Penn Square Partners.  I will do that tomorrow.  I would like to point out Cooley’s quote from yesterday’s New Era article, ‘Partners refuse to help fill $5M gap’ – ‘The public sector still has things they can do to create more money for the project.  Look under every stone.’  The next train, Cooley…”

$25 MILLION GAP

    That was a $5 million dollar gap and he said the public should pay it.  Now, in an email dated May 23, 2006, he says the following about what he says is a $25 million gap:

    We acknowledge, without hesitation, that the gap between project budget estimates and the apparent low bids is a substantial $25 million. We want you to know we are fully committed to seeing this process through to its conclusion. We are working diligently, appropriately and professionally to reduce or eliminate that gap. We hope that Mrs. Henderson will see fit to ‘seriously reconsider’ her position, which seeks to disrupt that process.”

    Put Cooley on the next train out of Lancaster.  Seriously, this man should be run out of town.

TALKBACK

    Some recent Talkback comments under the latest string of convention center stories:

OUT OF CONTROL

    “The truth is, this project has been out of control since 2003, when the original project was more than tripled in size. Mr. Hixson, if you had proceeded with the original project as soon as you were hired for your current position, it would have been open for business by now. Instead, you presided over a more than doubling in cost of the project. When tax dollars and State grants weren't enough, you went for more. You crossed the line of common sense in early 2005, and you've been too stubborn to let something like common sense dictate your actions.”

POLITICAL INVERTEBRATE

    “Rep. Sturla's comment reveals his apologist position. Mike, the project is 30% -- THIRTY PERCENT -- over its already bloated budget, and that's before change orders and not including the parking garage numbers. The feasibility study is negative. And the County has, minimally, frozen $42 million in construction funds. Instead of being a rational representative of the people who elected you and depend on your good judgment, you cheaply disparage the County Commissioners for acting their conscience and continue to stupidly and short-sightedly support this project. I am a democrat and I will never vote for you, and will explain to anyone who asks exactly why. You are a political invertebrate. No wonder you and Gib get along so well.”

JUST PLAIN STUPID

    “Look at this mess. Only the lawyers are making money. The taxpayers, as usual, are the losers. All this money from the hotel room tax could have been used for a million other purposes that could have benefited taxpayers, not lawyers or a select few people like Dave Hixson. Why are we always an after thought?  A convention center in Lancaster is just plain stupid. Shut it down now and don't spend another dime of my money.”

BAND OF THIEVES

    “PSP and the rest of you band of thieves {including mayor Gray and council}have shown the darker side of local government, to the embarrassment of the fine people of Lancaster city and county. Put to vote this would have sunk faster than the Titanic. If this project was financially sound with minimal risk to the taxpayer you would have built it already. Sorry my fellow posters but I just had to vent.”

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

    “Mayor Gray, what have YOU done to protect City taxpayers? You've done nothing to help City taxpayers avoid a potential major tax increase to guarantee a "PRIVATE" project, in fact you have encouraged your own City Council to increase one of these guarantees from $12 million to $14 million PLUS INTEREST.”

MORALLY BANKRUPT

    “Supporters of this project cannot make a factual or logical argument for it.  All of the evidence points to failure. Mike Sturla has become morally bankrupt and for him to continue the myth that we don't want development in Lancaster is offensive.”

 

                   

                                                  LOL Boss

 

WORLD CLASS JERK!

 FAN CLUB!

    “I envision the start of a fan club, and with effective marketing we could sell just about anything. Of course you would need to be available for appearances and autograph signings and other public relation gigs. I think we should set up a stand for the July 4th hooplah and we can even have the street vendors peddle some wares with a small cut.”

    I have created a monster.  The LOL Boss has now hired a marketing firm!    What’s next?  TV appearances and rides on the “Girls Gone Wild” bus?  Not satisfied with being a super jerk on the job, he is now trying to be a world class jerk!  Who knew he had this in him?  Once a mild mannered, retiring type he is now throwing his weight around as a super jerk! 

    Hey, LOL Boss, where’s my cut?  Where’s my cut?  Remember who gave you the title of super jerk in the first place and started you on your way to international fame and fortune!   Let’s do lunch at the Pressroom and talk finances, okay?  I'll have my people call your people!

 

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