I’m not sure why Spencer Burke filmed it this way, but this is vintage Rollins, and it’s good.
Via Keystone Politics, via Jon Geeting, the American Lung Association, Lehigh Valley Live, and me. Here. Oh, and here’s where the Mayor and his allies on Council want to put it: Here it is by minority demography.
This. Thank you, Micha Daigle, for putting the drone crisis into crystal-clear perspective.
Why? Here’s why: http://chriscocca.com/2013/02/03/proposed-delta-thermo-energy-plants-proposed-location-the-most-regressive-thing-ive-ever-seen-in-allentown-in-one-tragic-picture/ And here: http://chriscocca.com/2012/12/15/allentown-dte-deal-historical-omnibus-now-with-little-funding/ If you’d rather not click through the links, I’ll repost the content of the first one here. Originally posted Feb. 3, 2013: I’ve publicly condemned the sludge-to-energy scheme running roughshod over Allentown residents on various occasions in conversation, here on the blog, and at City Council meetings. In … Continue reading
E. coli? Fertilizer made from human waste running off into the ground water? Food Safety News with the story (also WFMZ), and the comment section with with intrigue spread covered.
In Emily Opilo’s piece from Saturday, Allentown City Council VP demonstrates what seems to be an exercise in missing the point: “O’Connell acknowledged that last week’s meeting got out of hand. But past precedent dictates that bills are not discussed until they are assigned to a committee, he said. “We lost control,” O’Connell said. “We have to … Continue reading
In the past few days, some interesting things have happened here in Allentown. Rich Fegley was almost escorted out of City Council chambers for nothing more radical than invoking basic American political philosophy in a cogent, respectable, orderly manner. Michael Donovan announced his independent run for Mayor. Kim Velez got reinstated on the ballot for … Continue reading
Alright, stop. Collaborate and listen… Andrew Sullivan, talking about being a teenage Thatcherite in the late 70s and early 80s. Someday, I will make the same video about Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton and the ’94 mid-terms. I consider myself a progressive independent now, mostly because of what’s happened to the economy, the country, and the … Continue reading
When I was a kid, WWE (then WWF) had a slogan that would bumper their syndicated Saturday morning program: “World Wrestling Federation: What the World is Watching!” Lately, it seems as though this tag might aptly apply to the goings-on of Allentown’s political establishment and the plan to lease the City’s water system out to … Continue reading
Olivia Netown John is stuck in my head. Here’s what I want to say. If you’re wrestling with the issue of same-sex marriage or your feelings about homosexuality because of wanting to maintain a “literal” understanding of the Bible or what has been referred to as “a high view” of Scripture, I think we have … Continue reading
A few follow-up thoughts on yesterday’s post, “Coming Out In Favor of Same-Sex Marriage (because of Jesus).”: It seems to me that when Paul condemns a series of activities and Greek/Roman cultural norms that get translated in our New Testament as “homosexuality,” he’s really speaking out against oppressive power dynamics that were being expressed sexually … Continue reading
A family member asked me today to talk about my support of same-sex marriage from a scriptural perspective. So, I did: My faith is one of many formative things that compel me to embrace the values and legal projections enshrined in the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, specifically the Equal Protection Clause. Scripture … Continue reading
Love is patient and kind. Equality? Equality is forever. Equality has been denied, and Equality is pissed. Turns out, Equality is what happens when Love grows up.