We must ask "WHY?"

We must ask "WHY?"

WHY?

WHY?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Enough Already!!!




Ok, If anyone had ANY doubts about the favoritism that the Times Leader shows our dictator has to read this TL Opinion.

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RiverFest propels the city forward

WILKES-BARRE Mayor Tom Leighton was all wet … Literally.

He dripped from pate to sole, having emerged from the Susquehanna a bit like the creature from the black lagoon, an amphibian rising from total submersion to walk on land.

The mayor who touts himself as saving Wilkes-Barre from economic inundation had just sunk the city. OK, we’re exaggerating completely. Leighton was one of 21 crew members in a city-sponsored “dragon boat” when - apparently through no fault of anyone on board - the craft turned bottom-up during a series of races held as part of the RiverFest weekend.

The long, slim vessel – sort of a canoe on steroids – had completed one race and was curving back upstream to dock when it abruptly dumped everyone into the drink. One motorboat collected the soggy paddlers (all wore mandatory life jackets); another righted the dragon boat and towed it to dock, filled to the gunwales with river water.

As a TV cameraman pushed a microphone into Leighton’s soggy face, he cheerfully blamed a motorboat carrying a TV cameraman. The news crew had zipped near the city-manned ship for a close up shot, then powered away too fast, creating a high wake that hit the dragon boat broadside. Everyone was in the pool before you could say “re-elect me!”

“It’s always the media’s fault,” Leighton said with tongue in cheek (we hope).

We think the mayor deserves kudos for remaining upbeat after floating downstream without a paddle … or boat. And the city crew didn’t shirk either, readily remounting that dragon for a second and third race – though we note Leighton was absent for the latter two heats; off to more city stuff, we’re sure.

In fact, the city and everyone involved in the constantly growing RiverFest merit accolades for shaking off this lone glitch in an otherwise well-run event. We hope someday (soon), to see RiverFest sprawl along both banks, giving visitors numerous entertainment and educational opportunities.

We take the boat-tipping as metaphor for a city that comes back when everyone declares it sunk.

Besides, the goal of RiverFest is to bring people closer to the Susquehanna. We’d say the city dragon boat crew wins an award in that department.

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We take the boat-tipping as metaphor for a city that comes back when everyone declares it sunk.
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Holy crap! If you kissed a$$ any better you would be able to score a date in Nesbitt Park from 100 yards away.

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Besides, the goal of RiverFest is to bring people closer to the Susquehanna. We’d say the city dragon boat crew wins an award in that department.
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BULLCRAP. The people who deserve the credit are the ones who have been there YEAR AFTER YEAR since the beginning. Not some hack who is there because it is an election year.

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Everyone was in the pool before you could say “re-elect me!”
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I may become ill. Can you suck up harder? That brown stain may not come off your nose.

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“It’s always the media’s fault,” Leighton said with tongue in cheek (we hope).
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Don't bet he didn't mean it, he ALWAYS blames someone else.

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We think the mayor deserves kudos for remaining upbeat after floating downstream without a paddle
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Captain U. Cupcake (Leighton) probably capsized the boat to make sure he got his mug on TV

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One motorboat collected the soggy paddlers
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That boat was manned by Firefighters.
Guess the safety of the citizens daily lives doesn't equal the safety of the dictator for one event.

And where is the thanks to the real people who deserve it? The volunteers who made ALL of this happen? Not here the TL is to busy sucking up to Captain U. Cupcake to give them ANY credit for a job well done.


Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote

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