Saturday, July 2, 2011
Nepotism Part2 or How many scandals will there be in 4 weeks?
Leightons (Captain U. Cupcake) cheer leading rag has an article about his latest 'Shut up and pay my taxes' move. Mayor defends hiring kin as interns.
This REALLY jumped out at me.
She said hundreds of applications come in each year, so they feel there is no need to advertise. Jensen said she can recall only one year during the last three mayoral administrations – Leighton, Thomas McGroarty and Lee Namey – that the city needed to advertise to fill summer jobs.
Well if you only had 10 applicants, then you SHOULD have advertised!!!
“They shouldn’t be penalized just because they’re related to me,” Leighton said.
No one is saying that they should be penalized, we are saying they should not be REWARDED for it! And with the federal corruption probe on going ANY appearance of impropriety should be avoided AT ALL COSTS!
Also Pure Bunkum has posted about this Where's The Outrage? again.
On to another point.
W-B officials remind residents about fireworks safety
This is a very important warning. With only 2 full time and 1 part time Engines, the Fire dept is stretched WAY to thin. If you didn't know, with EVERY traumatic injury, a Fire Engine is dispatched to assist the responding Medic unit.
"Fireworks and other devices pose a serious risk of injury or worse to an individual but also to personal property," said Wilkes-Barre Fire Chief Jay Delaney. "Over the course of my career, I have witnessed firsthand the tragic consequences of amateur fireworks use."
Chief Delaney was a Paramedic for 8 years (I think) before becoming a Fire Fighter. I have no doubt he has seen more fireworks injuries than anyone should.
I've been looking into something Fire Dept/Leighton related.
Isn't it convenient that the very first time the FD had overtime firefighters (manning the rescue boat) for Riverfest, is the time Leighton's boat capsized? Interesting.
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote