Regarding Lancaster Online, when I said someone in authority should step in and clean up the mess the moderators have made with missing threads, I meant someone high up at the paper - because obviously the LOL Boss is missing a few brain cells.But then a light bulb went on and it occurred to me that this is my golden opportunity.Yes, I will report all the top secret goings on every day!
Yeehaw!The Lancaster Newspaper reporters and editors will turn to me to find out what is going on at their own newspaper – because, you see, they aren’t allowed to post, as we recently discovered, and may not even be allowed to sign up as members to prevent their posting.So they can’t even read what is going on in their own newspaper’s top secret rooms!I will tell them!I will provide this service to them free of charge and out of the goodness of my heart because that’s the kind of person I am.Oh, happy day!They need me.They really, really need me.
Beginning tomorrow, look for my new, special, daily feature:“THE DIRT ON LNP” - the smarmy and yet gripping details of the goings on in threads so secret the LNP won’t even let their own staff read them.Wow!
“I HAVE BEEN ON A JOURNEY” IS COMING LATER TODAY…
IS THAT ALL YOU HAD, HARPER?
CHECK BACK LATER TODAY…
~ Hit the Street! ~
HE’S THE REAL PITS!
I’m going to keep this short today because, once again, the convention center overshadows everything else. Again, the full Executive Summary of the PKF Consulting study is here.Lanco Yokel has a piece here.
I think we need a major demonstration and I will begin working on that.If you have any ideas please email me.If my old friend, Carol Zook, is out there – we need a band!Can you help?
“In the Lancaster New Era of October 13th, 2005, former reporter John M. Spidaliere quoted Mayoral candidate Rick Gray as saying:
If elected mayor, Rick Gray would immediately meet with his top advisers to evaluate the viability of the downtown hotel and convention center.
"Keeping the county commissioners' concerns in mind," he told the Lancaster Rotary Club Wednesday, if he and his advisers decide it is not what the city needs, Gray said he'd "pull the plug" on the $134 million project.
In the Lancaster New Era of December 9, 2005, reporter Daniel Burke quoted Mayor-elect Rick Gray as saying:
"It's upsetting because a large number of people were basing their opinions on this Pricewaterhouse-Coopers study," Gray said.
"We're taking a good look at the project right now with the idea of whether we can move it ahead or not," Gray said, speaking of himself and his soon-to-be mayoral advisers.
Yet less than 24 hours after taking office, Rick Gray was publicly blasting project opponents during a meeting at the Farm and Home Center - and was loudly booed for doing so. Rick Gray has never since mentioned his campaign promise to carefully evaluate the project. When asked, he claims his "committee" said the project was feasible. Yet the names of his "committee" members have never been released to the general public; their conclusions and how they reached them have never been made available for easy access by anyone. Mayor Gray, the burden of proof is on you. Who should we believe: a well-respected international organization that has performed the first study ever of the current incarnation of the proposed hotel and convention center project, or the conclusions of your committee which you have refused to make public?”
Lancaster Online began posting RSS feeds everywhere on their Talkback board.What a mess.In their secret, secret room, Dave started a poll on “How long should empty AP threads hang around” and listed one through six hours as options.
A poster said, “I would say 6 is ok, but how many RSS feeds will be generated in 6 hours?If you end up with 100 AP stories, Talkback becomes more of a TalkTalk, with the RSS Robot doing most of the talking.”
To which crazy Daisy said, “YOU ARE RIGHT ON… that ugly-A$$ ROBOT is always in my face!Get rid of him and replace him with Tom Cruise.”
Normally sensible Daisy, what are you thinking?Brad Pitt’s the way to go!He’s the robot I want in my office!
THIS HAS BEEN POSTED BY THE RSS ROBOT.
GET OUT OF MY OFFICE ROBOT. OUT I SAY... THIS IS MY SITE. OOPS - PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER TODAY. GET OUT, ROBOT!
What is wrong with you?We don’t want it!
Please see below in this box for "The Dirt on LNP" which has been added.
-- Right Now --
MAYOR GRAY -
PULL THE PLUG
The entire Executive Summary of the PKF Consulting study is available at www.lancasterfirst.org.Please also read the Talkback comments under the article threadhere.
Regarding the PSP’s lack of a demolition permit – it is so outrageous that it is beyond my level of comprehension today.I will simply link to the article (here) and have more tomorrow.
In the permit article, Mayor Gray is quoted as follows:“Even though we support the project, of course they have to comply (with the regulations).”
Mayor Gray, that was before the study was released.Please pull the plug now.I don’t know what hold Sturla and Armstrong have over you, but neither is going to be re-elected.You owe it to the citizens of LancasterCity and County to pull the plug on this white elephant right now.Please, in the name of decency, pull the plug - right now.
~ The Dirt on LNP ~
STOP THE FARCE
Because of the breaking news regarding the release of the Executive Summary of the PKF Consulting study, "THE DIRT ON LNP" column will not run today but will tomorrow.Regarding this absurd situation, I do have this to say.
When I was banned in September of 2004, Dave banned four other people the same day.And he threatened that banned members might not be able to read the Talkback boards at all.What he was saying was that for our IP addresses, he would totally block that part of the website from us – and he certainly has that capability.But think about it.The arrogance and stupidity of it is overwhelming.He would have to take down the whole LNP website to make good on his threat.
I can go to my neighbors’ houses, my friends’ houses, the library or a million places and read those boards.And what about other members of my household who might want to read them and weren’t “banned.”
He obviously never carried through on his ridiculous threat.But what he has done now, when challenged, is first to make the forums “protected” i.e. only logged in members can read them, and now he has gone one step beyond that and made them invisible unless you are a logged in member.It’s absurd.This is a newspaper forum. It's not a private club. Somebody needs to step in and stop this nonsense.
But if they keep this farce up - and keep their little secret rooms, I will be here to give you the juicy LNP DIRT everyday.
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
“The study, done by a Philadelphia firm, suggests the risks of building the center do not outweigh the rewards.” (Click here.)
THE CONVENTION CENTER AND “THE DIRT ON LNP” ARE COMING LATER TODAY!!! WHAT HAS THAT FRISKY HEIFER, BESS, BEEN UP TO?
PLEASE ALSO SEE BELOW THIS BOX FOR TODAY’S
The latest from my new Bess pal, SCRAT, the former rat:
"Needless to say, after reading LIPNEWS this morning, I am in shock and speechless. I'm going to need a couple of days to recover from this one......"
I understand.It is not often that you encounter a person with my compassion, understanding and ability to forgive. Take a couple of days to recover and then we’ll talk.Okay?(P.S.The President of Disney called and thanked me for running the picture of “Bess” so often.He said he’s heard from thousands of people from around the world!Wow!)
One brief note on the Lancaster Online “missing threads” situation mentioned yesterday.The “LNP EPMGR” changed his name to “LOL Boss” yesterday afternoon at so I guess he is letting us know that he is the person in authority.Then he needs to realize that hiding threads is absurd.In one of the four hidden topics there is this thread, “Ads on LOL,” in which administrator Dave tells people, “If you are still seeing the ads frequently I’m simply asking you to empty your browser cache.”Only logged in members can read that information.What is this nonsense?This is a newspaper forum for crying out loud.
SUPER SECRET INFORMATION
And since I’m “banned,” and “not allowed” to read it at all, will the person or persons who supply me with this super secret information be banned if they are discovered?Wow! Once we begin hiding “secrets,” it just gets deeper and deeper and deeper into bull**** (sorry about that, Bess).LOL Boss – here’s a clue – have Dave apologize and put things back the way they were.End of story.
"Empty your browser cache" and more is coming in today's "HIDING SECRETS."
~ Always add “in prayer” ~
LET’S BE PALS!
To lighten things up today (see “SELF-DEFEATING COWARDS” below) I post the following “good news!”
“Keep up the good work Becky....I love reading your website.”
Thank you, horns.You are one of my favorite posters.The world needs good, strong, sensible, caring women.And I think SCRAT is warming to you.Notice, he has little horns himself!
SCRAT, the former rat, posted this:
“However, since you do like suggestions, how about converting your website in to a format similar to lancoyokels: http://lancoyokels.blogspot.com/. You know, then we could comment directly to your rants and ravings. Just think you could then ban us! Plus you could offer advertising to all your lawyer buddies, since you must have a ton of them as you threaten to sue a lot of people.....”
He likes me!He really, really likes me!He may be the owner of the Lancaster Newspapers but I think SCRAT and I have a future together.The thought of banning you just brings joy to my heart and soul.But, unfortunately, I don’t have the “comment” feature Lanco has and I don’t think I ever will.But – you can email me and I’ll post it.AOL gives you seven addresses, Verizon nine and Yahoo, MSN and AOL all offer free email addresses.So, if you’re afraid I’ll find out who you are – disguise yourself!You will not get a response from me unless you want one and you will receive absolutely no spam.
And you’re wrong - a lot of people threaten to sue poor little me!But advertising is something that will be in the future.Stay tuned.I will also have the good Doctor Fraud address your gender issues for free, SCRAT, out of the goodness of my heart!Let’s be pals!
“We probably spent as much time on our knees as we did writing because it was so sensitive,” Dillow said.
Helen Colwell Adams, “Sex and spirituality,” Sunday News, 4-15-06 (click here).
A note to Adams – when writing about sex, you should always, always include “in prayer” in the above sentence (after knees).Please.Always.
This ad was on Talkback again this morning!
It is for a “Joke Toolbar.”What a joke!
(May 2, 2006)
Yesterday, less than an hour after this site published, the Lancaster Online staff took the threads I was discussing and made them disappear.Yes, that’s right.They now made four threads available only to members.You can’t even see that they exist unless you’re signed in as a “member.”
It’s censorship and ridiculous and cowardly.They have defeated their own purpose in several ways.One, to sell ads and have them be effective, they need as many people as possible to read them.Now there are four threads that only a few people will see.Two, for someone interested in signing up as a member, they can’t even see the threads about what is going on on Talkback.I subscribe to the e-Editions.But unless I’m an active, signed in member (and I was “banned” if you recall), I can’t even see, much less read, the e-Editions help thread.It’s just absurd and someone in authority needs to put the threads back so that anyone coming on can see that at a minimum they exist.If they want an “elite, private club” they are doomed to failure.
“A FREE PLAYGROUND”
When I first joined in August of 2004, the moderators always made a point of saying that this was a free service provided out of the goodness of the newspaper’s heart.Nonsense.They made money on it.And they still do, even more so.
These moderators had better learn, as a poster told Dave, “If it wasn’t for us, Dave, you wouldn’t have a job.”No, you wouldn’t.
“We certainly don’t need anyone on TalkBack who would take the time to denigrate the work we do here.I also don’t think you speak for the majority of people on TalBack.The majority of people who post here are a pleasure to deal with and you shouldn’t construe my comments to one poster as comments to all posters (especially since most posters understand how much work it is to keep LOL running smoothly).”
SO DAMN GOOD
That was part of Dave’s response.Excuse me?It’s your job to keep it running smoothly.That’s your job - that's why they pay you. And if you can’t do it, then leave and make the million dollars in three years you said you could because you’re so damn good.
Now, the moderators are stating the new ads are not pop-ups.No, they say they are “interstitial” ads.Well, that word sent me running to the dictionary.And in Webster’s Online this would seem to be the appropriate definition: "relating to or situated in the interstices." Which, of course, sent me scurrying to look up “interstices” which is defined as follows: “a gap or break in something generally continuous.”
So, the ads are nothing more than pop-ups with a fancy name. Actually, in some respects they are worse than normal pop-ups because they take up the entire “page.”
There will be more on this at a later date…
** BREAKING NEWS ***
My fall guy... oops…I mean my best, gal cow,Scrat, the former rat, and I have made up!Yes, it's true! Does he/she have gender issues?Of course.But we can get past that.Wow!Check back later today.
LIP News it taking a break today as I, and my low-life detective team, span the county to unmask the latest fraud.What is in the water?
PLEASE CHECK BACK TOMORROW…
IT’S ALL LIES
The above ad was honest to goodness on Lancaster Online this morning.Are they going to the dogs or what?There will be more on their new advertising tomorrow along with a news round-up.
Today I am going to address the “men’s rights” nut-job one more time.The Talkback poster responded to yesterday’s mention of him as follows:
“In the lip news article, it is implied that he gave me a list of private detectives. He did NOT do that. I didn't ask for a private detective...”
This poster seems to be a decent sort – but he has a very short memory (click here).
“That why he needs a Private investigator, not an attorney for now. The references John sent you can connect him with retire State Troopers that tail people for extra cash. They all have spotless service records and the police will show up if the call them.”
“Tell him to spend the first five on a good PI. It will cut his legal fees to nothing if she keeps getting popped.I know of several cases where the cops arrested the victim and were furious when they and their family (with a PI) broke the case and made them look like idiots.”
Then “Sally” posts this.Do you believe this?How much are they paying their employees if they can deduct $4,281.97 per month per child?That’s $51,372 a year for one child.Do you believe such an absurd, outrageous lie?Does anyone stop and think about what this very sick individual posts:
“This then begs some other questions. Foster and Kinship care is paid $12.00 a day per child ($4,380.00 per year or $365.00 per month per child). The government says that is what it costs to raise a child. So why are child support orders so much higher? The average support payment we deduct from employee payroll (permission to post granted by payees in writing) is $4,281.97 per month per child. That's almost twelve times what the government says it takes to raise a child. What gives?”
Then “she” posts this:
“I asked a friend who was a long time CPS caseworker about this and what his take on it is. He is now a private practice guardian ad litem in the Boston area who only works pro bono (thanks to his parents leaving him set for life). He's all for seeing the system collapse, the sooner the better. Once you understand the full scope, you can't support it. The following is from an email from him.”
And then “Sally” posts four full “pages” of this supposed email from a friend.Funny, it is taken word for word for word from this website.
(P.S. The author of the article, Nev Moore, is a woman - click here. )
It’s all a lie.Every single thing he says is a lie.Wake up.It’s all lies.