Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bob Woodward should be so lucky.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Yesssss!": 

Since you don't approve my comments, I'll try again: do you really think that this is some massive conspiracy and that your actions will lead to jail time or people to resign? You're not Bob Woodward. You filed a request, they're taking a look at it, then they'll likely deny it and you'll likely post that the conspiracy lives on.  

Can't wait for your next story about how you had to get out of your salon appointment to put a quarter in a parking meter. 



Posted by Anonymous to  Lebo Citizens at June 27, 2017 at 4:25 PM

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why don't we wait to see what the outcome is anonymous?

Or are you privy to some insider information the rest of us aren't'?

Jason Margolis said...

Not sure if you're Bob Woodward or not, but compared to the other journalists in this area, you should win a Pulitzer Prize for your 5 years of investigative work into potentially multiple layers of: abuse of power, cronyism, government waste, and corruption. Actually, you should win a Pulitzer even if we lived in a sea of real journalists--which, unfortunately, we do not.

Anonymous said...

There's that smarmy attitude again. About time you give your usual advice that those that don't like the way things are here should move, right?

Anonymous said...

Comment @ 7:19 was directed at the anonymous post that began this topic.

E. T. Gillen said...

My point was made when I had to go out to feed the meter during my hair appointment. Metered parking was extended to three hours. The Washington Road merchants are very happy. Totally different than reading all about New York City hair appointments
Elaine

Jason Margolis said...

The truth is, Elaine, you are the real Public Information Officer of MTL - if by real, we mean, truth-seeking and truth-sharing. And that fact just eats her alive.

Anonymous said...

A common put down when the mob doesn't like what you are saying: "do you think this is a conspiracy?!?!"

Maybe so mobster. But maybe not. What's it to you? Does Elaine's blog make you nervous?

-Mary E

Ps. I don't like how if you stay 3 hours at the parking meter, the price goes up substantially for the third hour. Have you noticed that?

Anonymous said...

We shall see if there are any ethics and honor left in this state.
Obviously there's very little left in our local officials and employees since no one questioned or protested that the two items— Birks voting for money to go to an operation from which she draws a paycheck and Cappucci unduly influencing a district hire— while they were happening.

As to whether the offenses are worthy of jail time or hefty penalties, they probably aren't. They should though be recognized for what they are publicly so that the voters can decide in November whether they accept this type of behavior or condone it.

Anonymous said...

Get off Elaine's back.

Sylvia

E. T. Gillen said...

Yes, Mary E., the third hour is a penalty for supporting local merchants. This is another "stick it to small businesses." Our commissioners approved that one too.
And to the original commenter, the Ethics Commission did not deny it. They acknowledged that something isn't quite right here.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

This reader agrees Sylvia, Elaine has every reason to question whether ethics are being violated or not.
For some reason the original commenter thinks their word is the final word on anything happening in Lebo.
Very soon they should be telling us all if we don't like the way things are going we should move.
Very democratic of them

Anonymous said...

I suspect Township Supervisor Steve Feller and Public Works Director Tom Kelly fully expected to finish their careers here in Lebo collecting six figure paychecks and padding their pensions and rolling around in their SUVs paid for by the taxpayers. They are now gone. I wonder if this blog influenced their departures. Maybe. Maybe not.

nita fandray said...

10 AM:

To add to your supportive post about Elaine, let's remember that Elaine does not create Mt. Lebanon's problems. She only exposes them.

S.

Anonymous said...

Elaine,
you are better than "Woodward" I would put you up with Barbara Walters!! Keep up the good work.. I think you have an impact on Mt. Lebanon!!

Anonymous said...

"What Does It Mean To Be A Citizen In A Democracy?"

"Our country is a democracy. That means it is run by the people for the people. Citizens in our democracy have rights. For example, we have the right to speak freely, to practice our religion, to vote, and so on.
Citizens in a democracy also have responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is to choose our leaders. And is to keep informed about what is going on with our government. It is also the responsibility of citizens to help make their community and neighborhood good places in which to live.

A democracy needs active citizens in order to work." [Contrary to some of the trolls that try their best to suppress this blo and are afraid of its light.]

http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Resc/Educ/saintro.html

Anonymous said...

Our country is a republic, not a democracy. The word "democracy" does not appear in the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation or the Constitution. The proof of this is that we elect representatives to act in our behalf. The fact that the country is not a democracy does not lessen a citizen's responsibility to educate himself about candidates who desire to represent him, at various levels of governments. In fact, it makes it more important!

Publis

Anonymous said...

Publis, according to the Washington Post:

"I often hear people argue (often quite militantly) that the United States is a republic, not a democracy. But that’s a false dichotomy. A common definition of “republic” is, to quote the American Heritage Dictionary, “A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them” — we are that. A common definition of “democracy” is, “Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives” — we are that, too.

The United States is not a direct democracy, in the sense of a country in which laws (and other government decisions) are made predominantly by majority vote. Some lawmaking is done this way, on the state and local levels, but it’s only a tiny fraction of all lawmaking. But we are a representative democracy, which is a form of democracy.

Anonymous said...

2:40pm - fair enough, but then use the term "representative democracy" if you must instead of "democracy." I am, however, correct; the founders never used the word "democracy" or even "representative democracy" in any of the founding documents - one of which, the Declaration of Independence, we celebrate in a few days (which, by the way, did not create the country known as the United States of America). Also, our country is best understood by defining words the way they were used and understood by the founders, and not the modern "American Heritage Dictionary." By the way, the Washington Post is not the final authority on matters of political import, as their editorials and coverage of the news testifies.

Publis

Anonymous said...

Publis your issue is with Kent State University and I do not dispute either your claims that democracy does not appear in our founding documents or your view of the Washington Post.
The original point was, and I think we both agree, that Elaine and all of us have an obligation as citizens to question our officials at any level if we believe something isn't right.
Our final recourse is to find a means to build a majority and vote if after investigations we believe the infraction still exist.

Anonymous said...

4:43pm - With respect to your original point, I concur. For you trolls out there; see how easy that was? A couple of people disagree on this blog and, after some back and forth, find some common ground.

Publis