Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Well, This *Is* Northeastern PA

Things aren’t helped up here by the fact that it’s often overcast, which it is today. We’ve had a few days of drizzly rain; rain and overcast. Depressing.

Two president judges have been convicted of corruption, one of them having railroaded kids thru the juvie system and wrecking their lives for the most minor offenses (shoving another kid in school, for instance), just to fill a new prison he had built and for which he received millions in kickbacks. Plus, I think, a finder’s fee for each kid.

Our bishop got fired, which is a very exceptional thing in the RC church. Ok, he stepped down for health reasons; he wasn’t fired. But as soon as he stepped down, he got better real quick; do the math. He ruined the diocese, turned everyone against him, Catholic and Protestant alike, and treated all with the same distant arrogance.

The FBI has been roaming around here because, after pulling two judges off the bench, they found an entanglement of roots which reached out widely. It’s hard to describe how deeply and how far the corruption in this county has gone. Theft, bribery and other offenses have shaken the citizens deeply. It’s been a bad six months.

We had an event in Public Square and the Powers That Be decided it would be ok for that day to allow beer on the Square. The PTB also warned tavern owners about underage customers and carding everyone. They sent in decoys and, sure enough, several bars served the kids. Some people just never learn – and this was the second time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh! Thought I was reading a piece from the Montréal Gazette!

So much corruption in Montréal that it would make Chicago look like Edwardsville


October 22, 2009 2:29 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Don't knock E'ville; it's already trying as hard as it can.

October 22, 2009 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to Montréal........

August 2008 two cops fired their guns, one shot and killed an unarmed 18-yr. who was shooting dice with his friends.

The cops secluded each witness in different rooms and grilled them.

As of Nov. 2009, the cops have never been questioned.Why? Because in their union contract there is a clause which says that the police are not required to answer questions in an investigation....

Another reason why Montréal sucks.....Exit 318

October 27, 2009 10:59 AM  

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