The Real Danger to Pottstown
What’s today’s topic? Car wrecks! A topic that doesn’t seem to get much press in The Mercury.
You can always tell when the end of the year is coming upon us. It’s time to make those quotas happen! Otherwise Mr. Hylton would be expected to pay the same advertising rates as us mere mortals (and not $265.83…which is what he pays now per advertisement).
As a public service to our awesome readers, here is the advertisement du jour, courtesy of Mr. Hylton and his crime fighting sidekick, Mercury Editor Nancy March:
In all fairness, we do need to commend Ms. March. The most recent paid advertisements of Mr. Hylton’s have only appeared in the print edition of The Mercury. They have not appeared in the online Opinion section, as past trashy advertisements of Mr. Hylton’s have. Of course, that might also be due to the fact that Mr. Hylton decided to go the cheap route and not pay extra to have his advertisements appear online. Either way, it’s good to see that these advertisements are not appearing as online Opinion pieces – which they are definitely not. They are merely paid advertisements placed by a vindictive individual with an axe to grind…nothing more…nothing less.
So, what thorn is in Mr. Hylton’s side this week? He’s miffed that people have the crazy notion that Pottstown is a dangerous place these days. Geez – we have no idea how anyone could come to that conclusion.
It’s funny. If the Borough had more money available, they could beef up our police force, which would allow for more officers to walk the beat in the crime ridden downtown neighborhoods.
How does the Borough get more money? We’re glad you asked because we have a great idea!
Check out the latest post from our good friend Roy over at Roy’s Rants:
Now that the Borough Tree Commission has been tossed into the chipper, there’s that pesky matter of money. $80,000+ could go a long way in helping to fight crime in Pottstown. After all, as stated in today’s advertisement du jour, “every effort should be made to safeguard our community”.
So, where’s that itemized list Tom? You’ve been politely asked several times by Councilor Jody Rhoads to cough it up. We hope you don’t hold some kind of grudge against Mr. Rhoads. Speaking of which, we wonder if Tom is aware of the recent anonymous letter sent to members of Council?? Hmmm. We’ll have to ask him about that next time we see him dodging bullets while walking to the Post Office.
So…back to the matter at hand. Just exactly how was the $104,970 of taxpayer money spent? Was it spent on borough tree maintenance matters…or was the money used for political shits and giggles…maybe it was used to buy postage…maybe it was used to set up a website…maybe to purchase glossy brochures. It’s all speculative until the itemized list is handed over to its requestors.
As Spike Lee says…Do the Right Thing.