Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sherman Hills Task Force?

So Adam Peters is shut down, when a person who is not on his lease, but registered with the county as living at Adam’s building, deals drugs at a complex commonly referred to by locals as Vermin Hills, and yet when that same complex has more shootings, drug deals, or stabbings in a single month than the entire City of Scranton has all year, we simply launch a FEEL GOOD Task Force made up of a King on the take, a Bible Beating Councilman, a Do Noting Blowhard, a State Representative who seems to be a nice guy but does very little to help his constituents, and a few other well-meaning individuals.

If this were any other landlord they would be shut down without even given their ONE STRIKE!

  • Selective Enforcement: Selective enforcement is the ability that executors of the law (such as police officers or administrative agencies, in some cases) have to select those against whom they want to enforce the law. The use of enforcement discretion in an arbitrary way is referred to as selective enforcement or selective prosecution. Historically, selective enforcement is recognized as a sign of tyranny, and an abuse of power, because it violates rule of law, allowing men to apply justice only when they choose.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Share that information WID us!

King Lie-A-Ton made a quick slur of words while speaking to reporters and folks on Facebook have been posting like crazy about the King’s use of the word WID instead of with. (if you haven't seen the newscast take a look at the bottom of this page.)

Now being from T-town I don’t normally correct the grammar of anyone, for obvious reasons to our loyal readers. After all perhaps that’s how the King pronounces the word WITH, perhaps he slurred because he just finished drinking his dinner, one can’t be sure.

Earlier today I overheard an interesting fact today while at WBPD, from the desk sergeant, (Or whatever title is assigned to the person fielding the non-emergency calls for the department). The caller obviously wanted a police officer to come out, but also didn’t feel it was an emergency.  At least that was my take from only hearing the ONE side of the conversation, as the officer told the caller repeatedly that they would need to dial 911. He said it several times, “well if you want that to happen you will need to dial 911” the frustrated officer told the caller. After the call ended, still frustrated the officer said “jeesh people are stupid”.

Now again as I am from T-town, I immediately thought “Oh God is he referring to me, did he even see me”? but then I soon realized he was referring to the previous caller.

That incident coupled with what the King said on WNEP-TV tonight leads me thinking, that officer may be onto something.

Following the King’s slur and the officers comment I’m now seeing some similarities.
  1. Both the caller and the King likely grew up here.
  2. Both likely went to Wilkes Barre Area
  3. Wilkes Barre Area has a long tradition of hiring NOT the most qualified teachers, but those that either tip the best, or are kin of someone.
So with those revelations I must warn you to "Wake Up Wilkes Barre" you are dumbing down the city through corruption, and “WID” Da King’s son teaching your kids just imagine how well they’ll do.

Wake Up Wilkes Barre Disclaimer:
  • Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way suggesting that people are in fact stupid, just providing an outside observation of my Wilkes Barre Education I’ve received just today.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

King Fiddles While City Burns

For those of you who emailed Wake Up Wilkes Barre, wondering where you're beloved (not really) King was, while the city is falling apart. It looks as though he is palling around with the same old slime (now from Hobbs) we thought we were rid of.

From the King’s FB Page: 
Great weekend in Green Bay at Lambeau Field! Beautiful stadium and great fans. One more off of the Bucket List if I had one ! Great win for the Eagles! Packers will rebound when Rodgers returns. — with Thomas Leighton and J.j. Murphy.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Poles can’t handle Flag Stress

At Thursday night’s council meeting World War II veteran Jim Walsh, 87 of Wilkes Barre spoke once again about the city’s lack of support when it comes to placing American Flags on the city’s light poles. Mr. Walsh has heard just about every excuse under the sun from this city as to why this cannot be done.

The city of course started their laundry list of excuses with No Money, so Mr. Walsh personally raised ALL moneys needed in accomplishing his goal, and now the city has YET another ridiculous excuse.

City Municipal Affairs Manager Drew Mc-Laugh-lin actually said “We need to do an independent analysis of the uh poles, to make sure that they can handle the stress of supporting a FLAG on them.”

Im not making this up, watch the video below for yourself:

  • The Stress of a Flag?
  • A Flag are you kidding me?
  • How much do these little Flags weigh? 10 ounces???
  • Does Mr. Mc-Laugh-lin drink heavily before council meetings?

For the Love of God,

Wake Up Wilkes Barre


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Place One Out!

According to the Times Leader The owner of Place One at The Hollywood on South Main Street said Tuesday the city’s own engineering reports state her building is structurally sound.

  • Ok her building is sound but we will rip it down, makes sense so far right Wilkes Barre?

“Now the city is taking it out on me,” she said. “I did nothing wrong. My building is fine. I’m being railroaded.

  • Railroaded in Wilkes Barre, surely not!

“What am I supposed to do with all these dresses?” she asked. “I’ve been here before the development across the street. I’ve paid taxes for 22 years and now they’re throwing me out.”

  • But in those 22 years have you contributed to any of the King’s campaigns?

“I would hope the mayor and the city would want to do everything it could to keep a business open in the downtown,” she said. “I have told the city on several occasions over the years that debris has fallen off of those buildings. Why hasn’t the city done anything to preserve the buildings it owns?”

  • The mayor hasn’t had the time nor money to fix those buildings, as he has been pilfering the entire city coffer.

Coffee said she has been contacted by Rob Finlay of Humford Equities regarding possible locations, but she said she would have to renovate any new space to install special racks for dresses.

Leighton said the city has offered Coffee possible alternative sites and will allow access to move her merchandise out.

  • You could almost hear the King’s offer: “Yes Ms. Coffee, if you take refuge in one of the buildings owned by one of my largest campaign contributors, and agree to renovate his building, I think we could move those barricades for you!” 

JUST TO BE CLEAR: Humford Equities donated $32,133 to the King’s campaigns

“We will even move some barricades if need be,” Leighton said. “But nobody seems to understand the pressure the city is under here. Do you realize how many people walk by those buildings every day?”

  • OK your lordship let us try to understand this, the city has owned those buildings for 15 years, you have been King for just over 9 of those same 15 years, and on council for the other 6, and this is NOT your fault? 
  • Perhaps if you hadn’t been stealing gas, and everything that wasn’t nailed down, we could have used some of that cash to renovate these now unsafe buildings, we could have even given the renovation contract to another of your campaign contributing cronies. Just a thought!

Wake Up Wilkes Barre


Monday, November 4, 2013

Tired of The Kings and Queens?

Vote against them NOW

The Wilkes Barre City Taxpayers Association took the time to contact EVERY candidate running for local office that will affect the tax base in Wilkes Barre. The Taxpayers asked the candidates a few simple questions, in an effort to determine how they might ask if and when they are elected or re-elected.

From the Taxpayers Website: (With edits by WUWB in parentheses)

The Wilkes Barre City Taxpayers provided ALL candidates seeking elected office in The Greater Wilkes Barre Area, the opportunity to for consideration by answering a few questions.
  • ONE: If elected or re-elected will you vote to hire any of your family? 
  • TWO: If elected or re-elected will you vote to increase taxes?

For the record the correct answer to questions 1 & 2 are simply NO!
With that in mind here is the list of Wilkes Barre City Taxpayers Endorsed Candidates:

Wilkes Barre Area School Board (Vote for not more than 4)
  • CHRISTINE KATSOCK (D) (Has consistently stood up for Taxpayers, and voted against hiring’s of board members family)
  • KATHY GRINAWAY (D) (Honest, and promised NEVER to hire her family, NOT politically connected AT ALL!)
  • SAM TROY (I) (Founding member of the WBCTPA)
In the case of school board, you may vote for not more than 4, but in our opinion there are only 3

County Council (Vote for not more than 5)
  • KATHY DOBASH (R) (Has been fighting for us for years, attending meetings, and she wasn’t even elected, so imagine how hard she will work once we elect her)
  • SUE ROSSI (R) (Tax Collector who has always stood for honesty)
  • MICHAEL GIAMBER (D) (Easy to talk to, and another one who listens)
  • RICHARD KICK HEFFRON (D) (Won’t preach the Bible like some)
  • EILEEN M. SOROKAS (D) (Not a bobble head like Houck)
  • RENEE CIARUFFOLI TAFFERA (D) (Listens to you, and will never forgot who she works for)

County Controller
  • CAROLEE MEDICO OLENGINSKI (R) (King Lawton hates Carolee, (mainly because she won’t take any crap from him or his cronies) so We The People should LOVE her)

For those of you who will be supporting the good honest candidates listed above, we at the Wilkes Barre City Taxpayers Association thank you in advance, and for those of you who simply vote for whoever you’re told to vote for, or are voting for other less than genuine reasons. SHAME ON YOU!!!

Wake Up Wilkes Barre is asking for your VOTE. Please remember to VOTE tomorrow, and please consider the diverse slate of Democrats, Republicans, and Independent candidates listed above, as they are not only the Wilkes Barre City Taxpayers picks, but the ones you should, and WILL be able to turn to when needed, and trust me if you’ve attended a school board, county council, or city council meeting, and asked those bobble heads for help, you know from experience what I’m talking about, and if not, just wait.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Another building is falling?

Wilkes Barre City condemned not only its own decapitated buildings, but the neighboring (structurally safe) buildings as well, and told the owners they have 5 day to vacate.

OK let me see if I have this straight, the city allows its own dumps to fall apart, no repairs, no stabilization, and when it impacts good, honest, hardworking, small business, they are told get out, and they have no recourse.

Well I for one am not buying it.

We all heard the Sterling was falling, while the taxpayers paid $5,000 per month over the past 2 years for barricades, and now that the King’s campaign contributing buddies seem to have lost their $5,000 a month cash cow, some other buildings in the city must be falling.

Just as the busy holiday shopping season is upon our already struggling South Main Street business we either condemn them or block customers from traveling down the street.

Has anyone seen anything fall of any of those building on S. Main?

I wonder if this has anything to do with all the empty store fronts on the other side of the street, that are owned by yet another campaign contributing buddy.

Could we condemn some buildings, make life miserable for business owners, and travelers alike, then offer a quick solution, just so we can get our hands on those 2 buildings standing in the way of a few lucrative demolition, and construction projects that will be brought to you via community development grants.

Wake Up Wilkes Barre, your being fed another line of crap, and I think you enjoy the taste!

I’m ready are you?

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