Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hello ! Just to let you all know there will be a  Ribbon Cutting ceremony to be held at Gracedale tomorrow Monday Oct. 1st  at 2 PM. to celebrate their new wing opeaning.
All  are wecome.

Hello !  Just want to let you all know there is going to be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held  at Gracedale tomorrow Monday Oct. 1st at 2 PM. to celebrate the opeaning of a new wing.
All are welcome.


Friday, September 28, 2012

No - She's Not...

...Really Gone.

According to comments on our post Is She Really Gone, County Executive John Stoffa has allowed Ross Marcus to place the dreaded Ilisa Sacknoff in another county employment position. The question now is: did we really expect anything different?

We The People have to wonder - what does she have over them that they continue to shuffle her from position to position?

We decided rather than posting excerpts from the comments, to post the comments themselves.

In our opinion, if this information is true, (and we believe it is) John Stoffa is a disgrace to the office he was elected to, and to the County he is supposed to be representing.

  1. Marcus and Stoffa gave her a job today as the CASSP coordinator, which was a vacant position. Same pay grade level and salary. She will start there on Monday. Now she will get to determine if children with mental health issues get the required treatment that is recommended by psychiatrists. This position had been vacant for quite a while and really did not need to be filled as other administrators were doing the work since the previous employee left.
  1. Sad day in NorCo Human Services

    This job was not even posted to all County Employees. Stoffa and Marcus just appointed her.

    Shady business
  2. Word on the street is, her fourth job with the county.
  3. ANON 5:37 - do you know it as a fact?
  4. ANON 5:37 here. Yes it is a fact. Management never gets rid of management, they just move them around and expect different results. Stoffa has allowed Marcus to try to destroy Gracedale and now he is doing it to the rest of the County's Human Services departments.
  5. It is all fact, call and ask tomorrow for yourself. Better yet ask council. Also call civil service and check policy if this move is even legal.

    All of Human Services will be gone 5 years from now.

    Why do u think the County is now leasing a building instead of owning one.

    Stoffa and Marcus have no commitment to keeping any of these programs.
Truly a sad day in NorCo!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

He's At It Again!!!

Northampton County Executive John Stoffa is once again moving his lips, but saying NOTHING.

Stoffa wants to build a new building to house Human Services, and he wants to lease it before it is built.

Stoffa won't say where the building will be built, who will build it, or even how much he thinks it will cost...but his lips are moving.

And get this, the Express Times says "His proposed 2013 budge, won't include those details because too many have yet to be sorted out, he said. The budget would most likely need to be amended in the early months of 2013, he said."

"Stoffa said he hopes to announce further details to Northampton County Council in the next month. However, when he first mentioned the potential deal in August, Stoffa said he planned on discussing the deal more fully at the Sept. 21 meeting." But did he? And notice that he said "he hopes to" instead of HE that just means that he will continue to move his lips whiles saying nothing.

Read the full story: Northampton County planning to lease new human services building

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Is She Really Gone?

Supposedly...Ilisa Sacknoff's day's are numbered (the end of September), although we understand that she is still jockeying for other possible positions in government where she may be able to continue in our opinion, her traumatizing intimidation of the very individuals she is supposed to serve.

Sadly, even if Ilisa Sacknoff's is no-more in our County Government, she may go to some other County where no one knows of her or her evil way's. She will certainly receive positive reference from Ross Marcus and his patron John Stoffa...but she will still be someones problem.

Worst yet...we still have many more Sacknoff's still roaming around in NorCo...they know who they are - and so do we.

People who work in government are supposed to work for We The People, remember? But, because of foul leadership like John Stoffa who sets a very poor example to follow, they too believe they are above their masters, and can do whatever they want to do, whenever they want to...not so - eventually we all pay for our transgressions.

Question: What is Human Services?

The National Organization for Human Services had this to say "The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery."

Sounds really good doesn't it? The problem is Wanna-be leaders like Stoffa and Marcus, who in our opinion, seem to allow double dipping practices which in and by themselves are not corrupt, but, usually lead to corruption. 

A Developmental Programs employee working for Pinebrook Family Services in Allentown bears the same potential conflict of interest that a Police officer working for the Gambino's has. Stoffa knows, Marcus knows - but what have they done to prevent even the appearance of a conflict? NOTHING!

Our friend "the nonsensical ignoramus" would like to see John Stoffa run for County Council so that he can still have a hook in the courthouse, but this morning in conversation with a rather funny elector, we were informed that the only thing John will be running for is his rocking chair, and Angle, well, he's just off his rocker.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Does it matter who decides to run for Norco Council next year? We think NOT.

A few out there are illusions with the idea that seats on County Council, as well as the County Executive seat are just up for grabs next year, no not so...We The People are ENGAGED.

What does that mean you ask? Simple - We The People are involved - and We The People know what's going on due to our involvement.

Seats in government are not just up for grabs, unless of course the people don't have a clue as to who is doing what, and why.

But take note: We The People do remember who did what, and who said what. And most of all, we recall crystal clear who FAILED US.

There are also others that believe they got away because they flew under the radar, no not so...and they will discover after the election that we were onto them all along...when they get booted out.

Perhaps that's why some have already thrown in the towel...they seen what happened to Ronny boy, and they rather step down before they are knocked down.

Some out there (and they know who they are) may not realize it but they are simply has-been's who have nothing left. They can say anything they want to, about anyone they wants to...but it will always be meaningless because in the end they are but has-been's that still wanna-be.

It would be real interesting to see Ron Angle TRY to run for something next year. And we say interesting because we believe he will lose again and again - the question is: can he take such rejection again and again? Remember, he failed to win his own district last election...he will definitely fail County wide. During our SGD initiative, 9 out of 10 people we talked to about the ousted Councilman said they would drop him like the bad habit he is...if they could (they were not in his district). Go ahead Ron...RUN - as far away as you can, and as fast as you can...because in NorCo the feeling is - you can't even win a one man foot race!

The nonsensical ignoramus on the other hand seams to believe that if his ex-benefactor was to run again he will win, but we doubt the win will come. In fact, we feel strongly that if Angle does run he will only increase the odds of his opponent, whomever that may be. With that said, anyone out there considering election, run against Ron Angle and your sure to win.

No...there never was a desire on the part of We The People to be bullied, and will not be bullied again...

...Ron Angle has never been anything more than a big bully who's strong arm tactics served him well until COAF stood up and inspired the people of NorCo to say...ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. For Ron, it's been down hill ever since.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Finally...The TRUTH!

"Stoffa is unwilling to lead."

John Stoffa

We have been saying all along that John Stoffa is incompetent and incapable of leading, and finally - even Bernie has no choice but to agree with us. WOW...the day has come Stoffa is being attack by his very own culprit confidant ;-)

What must Stoffa be thinking right about now? He's probably asking himself - why?...why, are my employees calling me a snake? - Perhaps because you are snake! And instead of leading with a thick skin, he allows good employees to be terminated.

Ilisa SacknoffIn the mean time - less than desirable employees like Ilisa sacknoff (who should have been terminated at Gracedale) is allowed to continue her government career of intimidation.

Regarding Stoffa's budget(s), his ex-best friend says "It was really no budget at all." Adding "That's not leadership. It's also bad government, making a major tax hike inevitable in the next year or two."

What!!! You mean it's not Gracedale's fault? No, of course not...if a tax increase is necessary - It's John Stoffa's fault...

...Ironically, Bernie even admits that Ron Angle has melt-downs. WOW...who would believe the turn of events?

So how does John Stoffa stack up as a leader, he doesn't. He's just a weak wanna-be that has taken the county in the wrong direction far too long. If the last couple of years have taught us anything - it is that we have leaders, and followers, and then there's John Stoffa, who really should just get out of the way. You have lost your last confidence.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

No...I Never Will Forget.

You say you'll never forget where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001...neither will I.

I was on the 110 floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say goodbye, I held his fingers steady as he dialed - I gave him the peace to say...honey I'm not gonna make it, but it's okay - I'm ready to go.

I was with his wife when he called, as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words, and then she realized he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in a stairwell on the 23rd floor, when a woman cried out to Me for help. I've been knocking on the door of your heart for fifty years, I said of course I'll show you the way home, only believe in Me now.

I was in the basement of the building where a priest ministered to the injured and the devastated souls, I took him home to tend his flock in heaven, he heard my voice and answered.

9/11 picture: people helping a wounded man outside of the PentagonI was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken, I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith had saved them. I was in Texas, Kansas, London...I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news, did you sense me?

I want you to know that I saw every face,  I knew every name, though not all knew Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86 floor. Some sought me with their last breath. Some couldn't hear Me calling them through the smoke and flames...come to Me - this way, take My hand. Some chose for the final time to ignore Me, but I was there.

I did not place YOU in the tower that day, you may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

September 11, 2001 was not the end of a journey for you, but some day your journey will end, and I'll be there for you as well.

 Seek Me now while I may be found...
...then at any moment you know you are ready to go.
9/11 picture: people on the World Trade Center's north tower hanging out of the windows

I will be in the stairwell of you final moments...and remember

NEVER FORGET 9/11/2001

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines...

...Need our prayers.

We received news today that they have again taken losses to protect our FREEDOM.

We are asking everyone to say a prayer for "Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families, and all of our service men and women overseas.
They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost more marines. Nothing in the media about these guys because no one seems to care:

Please Honor THEM with a simple prayer. Let us not forget their sacrifice. May God bless our fallen brothers and sisters, and their families.


Marines - The Few. The Proud.

Friday, September 7, 2012

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30%

Oops...We (Angle, Stoffa, and Berine - who really does not count) were wrong!

During yesterdays CC meeting County Executive John Stoffa revealed his 2013 budget - none of us are...surprise, surprise, surprise, 0% tax increase.

Stoffa expressed to County Council so ever charmingly - "I know of few other counties or municipalities that can boast that record," and We The People agree, but to put matters into prospective, we must examine why this is true...the simple reason that he can make that boast is: because We The People are being overtaxed.

Approximately a year ago Stoffa wanted a 1 mill increase, and CC decide to listen to Stephen Barron instead, who all along said "an increase is not necessary". Stoffa pleaded his case saying that we would not be able to fulfill all of the County's needs without the hike...but in 2012 no tax hike, and we went on to throw away 27 million dollars on the swaption.

Why doesn't Stoffa boast about how he could have paid off the monster swaption when it was under 10 million? He conveniently forgets about that doesn't he? Squandering better than 17 million taxpayer dollars. Why doesn't John brag about that?

Amusingly he went on to say that the county will have to dip into the reserve again this year to balance the budget, which will require possibly $6 million to subsidize Gracedale. Really...the deception continues - before the Gracedale Union ASFCME and it's employees gifted back 3 million (possibly more, only time will tell) Stoffa needed 6 Million - now he still needs 6 million...and he says he's not dumb? Perhaps he continues to believe that We The People are...well John, unfortunately for you - we've proven we're not.

He also expressed that the reserve cannot continue to dwindle much longer, or taxpayers will eventually face a painful jump in taxes rather than a slow increase. Tell the truth Mr. Stoffa - should any increase be necessary in the near future it won't be because of Gracedale, but due to your irresponsible waste of taxpayers funds.

We The People said from the onset that history will prove the tax increase that both John Stoffa and Ron Angle claimed to be necessary to stay afloat in 2012, as high as 30%  during the Gracedale saga, was nothing more than a scam to sell Gracedale...history has proven us right. History has left us wondering how exactly were they going to misuse the funds from the Gracedale sale? What was their plan?

So here we are, going into 2013 with an understanding that we can balance the budget, according the executive, with absolutely no tax increase. Wow! And he reasons that because it is an election year no one on council will vote for a tax increase, claiming "he's not dumb". We beg to differ. It doesn't seem very bright not to increase taxes - if in fact it is necessary. And anyone on County Council who would not vote in favor of doing so (WHEN TRULY NECESSARY) because it's an election year - should not be serving.

The fact is however, that a tax increase is not necessary, hence, the real reason Stoffa did not recommend one.

Tell the TRUTH John...that's all We The People have ever asked of you.

Why must you always force us to expose it?