Monday, August 17, 2015

John Hayes couldn't keep his mouth shut

Had I known this was John Hayes, I would have said something about it.














As I wrote previously, I attended the informational meeting on Saturday designed to recruit private properties to kill deer. John Hayes sat across the room from me, posing as a Mt. Lebanon resident. He did not have a pen and paper in hand, but sat mostly with his arms folded. Hayes even spoke during the meeting, not identifying himself as a member of the press. What is up with this guy?

Posted online this morning at 12:00 AM, is John Hayes' Mt. Lebanon property owners preparing for possible deer archery hunt.
While mostly civil, the two-hour informational meeting devolved near the end into sharp words among residents, which municipal manager Keith McGill tried to mitigate. Outside the municipal building, opponents of the plan set up booths to press the case for safety and animal rights.
The Richardsons of Rockland Avenue attended with hopes of signing up their yard, but left abruptly.
John Hayes, you failed to mention that it was a prokill person who was firing off "sharp words" to a resident who was questioning the program. There were no opponents of the plan setting up booths. A couple of us went for pizza at Mineo's. And the Richardsons live on Rocklynn Place. There is no Rockland Avenue in Mt. Lebanon.

John Hayes, is there something in this for you? It sure appears that way.

12 comments:

E. T. Gillen said...

I wish the propoganda would stop. Between the PG and the PIO, Mt. Lebanon residents are being brainwashed!
Elaine

Barbara S. said...

Isn't this what they do in totalitarian societies, have the press complicit with the dictators? Isn't this why the founding fathers felt it so important to have a free press? For this and so many other reasons, they must be spinning in their coffins! Anyway, I'm going to the meeting this evening and will be on the look-out for this man of the press, no slave to the truth...

Anonymous said...

Sloppy journalism in Pittsburgh? Call me shocked. I'm surprised he didn't just re-print the PIO's press release and call it journalism.

--Tom the Tinker

Anonymous said...

Can someone who was at Saturday's meeting confirm that WB said that 60 property-owners have signed up for the deer kill?

Anonymous said...

Which guy was Hayes? Was he the one sitting at the very end of the row, in front of Lt. Fisher? If so, he is the same guy who said that if a person walks through his yard during archery whatever and GETS SHOT IN THE HEAD AND DIES, as a landowner, he is not liable.

Why is Mt. Lebanon even considering a plan where someone may get shot in the head and die?

Anonymous said...

What a dope. The headline in the AM's hard copy of the P-G read (on pg. B1):

"Proposed deer hunt gathering support

Dozens of Mt. Lebanon landowners offering access to properties"

Anonymous said...

Who goes door to door to get neighbor consent? Is that a service provided by Maddock? Also, when will the identities of the archers be revealed?

E. T. Gillen said...

Yes, 3:24 PM. That is exactly where hewas sitting and that is what he said. He kind of looked like Edgar Snyder.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

Edgar Snyder, yet. But, pudgier and shorter. He sounded like he was on WB's big $15,000.payroll.

If possible, could some of you also place a comment directly below today's P-G article on line?

Anonymous said...

Thought this might be of interest.
Anonymous


http://m.humanesociety.org/animals/wild_neighbors/register_community_leaders_wildlife_guide.html?credit=web_id469075902

E. T. Gillen said...

Our community leaders sure do need that guide, 4:58 PM!

4:26 PM, I ran out views for the month. They now want me to subscribe. If I could write in, I would correct the first guy to start with. The goal is NOT to reduce the herd by 50% in five years. It is allegedly to reduce the deer/car collisions by 50% in five years.

Also, 60 residents interested vs. 10 protesters? Where did that come from? There were no protesters.

Try this one on for size. 60 residents interested but not necessarily approved vs. 1400 signatures according to the garden biddies.

60 residents is NOT 95% of Mt. Lebanon, Mrs. Logan!
Elaine

E. T. Gillen said...

The next "informational" meeting starts at 7:00 PM tonight in the municipal building.
Elaine