Avoiding another divisive battle

Avoiding another divisive battle

There are 103 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 21, 2011, titled Avoiding another divisive battle. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The Evening Sun called eloquently for us all to put the casino issue behind us. Since 2005, our community has been engaged in intense battle over attempts by David LeVan to place a casino within one mile of the Gettysburg National Military Park, the bloody fields where our nation was defined as a Union free of slavery.

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Disgusted

Carlisle, PA

#1 May 22, 2011
The way I feel now, I don't think I could ever be as conciliatory as the astoundingly reasonable Mrs. Paddock.

I think I will forever wish David LeVan all the bad luck the world has to offer.
Ummmmmm

Kernersville, NC

#2 May 22, 2011
Geez lady. You ever hear of throwing gas on a fire? I was aginst the casino and could care less for Levan's pay of the correct people otherwise called "donations", but at least he knows when to keep his mouth shut. Here is a hint TAKE A FEW LESSONS.
SSPee

Shippensburg, PA

#3 May 22, 2011
Give it a rest already. Go away and get a hobby.
tony

Gettysburg, PA

#4 May 22, 2011
Beautifully said by Mrs. Paddock.
Disgusted

Carlisle, PA

#5 May 22, 2011
Ummmmmm wrote:
Geez lady. You ever hear of throwing gas on a fire? I was aginst the casino and could care less for Levan's pay of the correct people otherwise called "donations", but at least he knows when to keep his mouth shut. Here is a hint TAKE A FEW LESSONS.
It's not that he knows when to keep his mouth shut.

We never hear from him directly because he lacks the courage or the skills to present his position on any matter with any degree of success.

Maybe you haven't noticed that he prefers to let others do his dirty work. He's afraid to get roughed up the way his henchman LaTorre did.
ExCasinoEmployee

Philadelphia, PA

#6 May 22, 2011
I hope when saying No Casino Gettysburg will not make the mistake it did after the first victory, means that this time your origination will stay the course and keep on supporting Mr. Kearney’s cause that addressing the FLAWS in our Gaming Law, especially his casino monthly statements.
Kearney Fails

Shippensburg, PA

#7 May 22, 2011
ExCasinoEmployee wrote:
I hope when saying No Casino Gettysburg will not make the mistake it did after the first victory, means that this time your origination will stay the course and keep on supporting Mr. Kearney’s cause that addressing the FLAWS in our Gaming Law, especially his casino monthly statements.
They dropped Kearney like a hot potato because of his deplorable character. He's like that relative nobody talks about at the family reunion to the NCG.
Gettysart

Shippensburg, PA

#8 May 22, 2011
a very well written letter Mrs. Paddock. Hopefully Mr. LeVan will get the message that we don't want a casino near the battlefield... but then again he has shown himself already to be a slow study.

With the casino idea dead (hopefully forever) Gettysburg can now focus on more positive efforts such as continuing to improve the downtown area,(Elm street project on Steinweir)and increase tourism and promote Gettysburg as a family friendly destination with a lot to offer.
CasiNO

Chambersburg, PA

#9 May 22, 2011
Excellent letter. By now I'm sure Ms. Paddock has the common sense to avoid these message boards where the mud will start to fly in her direction in 3, 2, 1...

PGCB stated that despite local support for the casino, overwhelming outside resistance ensured that not a single vote was cast for the Mason Dixon proposal. It matters not what the locals want, it's the outside folks who would ostensibly be coming to spend their dollars at a casino and they've made it abundantly clear they would not patronize one near the Gettysburg Battlefield. I hope this bill does pass, but even if it does not I think the board has made clear that is has not, and will not, even CONSIDER a casino in Gettysburg.

THE END.
Ummmmmm

Kernersville, NC

#10 May 22, 2011
Gettysart wrote:
a very well written letter Mrs. Paddock. Hopefully Mr. LeVan will get the message that we don't want a casino near the battlefield... but then again he has shown himself already to be a slow study.
With the casino idea dead (hopefully forever) Gettysburg can now focus on more positive efforts such as continuing to improve the downtown area,(Elm street project on Steinweir)and increase tourism and promote Gettysburg as a family friendly destination with a lot to offer.
Don't be to happy about that Steinwiehr St. redue so fast. Go to the Main Street Gettysburg and take a look at the map of the projected plan. I for one would not want to own a buisness west of tanytown/washington st. In otherwords alot of buisnesses bye-bye.
Ummmmmm

Kernersville, NC

#11 May 22, 2011
CasiNO wrote:
Excellent letter. By now I'm sure Ms. Paddock has the common sense to avoid these message boards where the mud will start to fly in her direction in 3, 2, 1...
PGCB stated that despite local support for the casino, overwhelming outside resistance ensured that not a single vote was cast for the Mason Dixon proposal. It matters not what the locals want, it's the outside folks who would ostensibly be coming to spend their dollars at a casino and they've made it abundantly clear they would not patronize one near the Gettysburg Battlefield. I hope this bill does pass, but even if it does not I think the board has made clear that is has not, and will not, even CONSIDER a casino in Gettysburg.
THE END.
Outside is in the end what counts cause in theroy that is were the money is to come from.
Believe

Carlisle, PA

#12 May 22, 2011
CasiNO wrote:
Excellent letter. By now I'm sure Ms. Paddock has the common sense to avoid these message boards where the mud will start to fly in her direction in 3, 2, 1...
PGCB stated that despite local support for the casino, overwhelming outside resistance ensured that not a single vote was cast for the Mason Dixon proposal. It matters not what the locals want, it's the outside folks who would ostensibly be coming to spend their dollars at a casino and they've made it abundantly clear they would not patronize one near the Gettysburg Battlefield. I hope this bill does pass, but even if it does not I think the board has made clear that is has not, and will not, even CONSIDER a casino in Gettysburg.
THE END.
I don't think the bill will even make it out of committee.
The bill is unconstitutional (look it up, I doubt you understand the meaning of the word)
.0009 percent of the nation wrote letters of opposition against the casino, hardly a majority of anything, nor is it a statistically significant number upon which to base their
decision. I'm curious as to the real reason it was mentioned at all.
Believe

Carlisle, PA

#13 May 22, 2011
Gettysart wrote:
Gettysburg can now focus on more positive efforts such as continuing to improve the downtown area,(Elm street project on Steinweir)and increase tourism and promote Gettysburg as a family friendly destination with a lot to offer.
That's a start, just as the casino would have been. We need more than bandaid solutions for our gaping wound. Diversified business and entertainment promotions will do that, continuing to base our focus on the past will be our eventual demise.
CasiNO

Chambersburg, PA

#14 May 22, 2011
Believe wrote:
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I don't think the bill will even make it out of committee.
The bill is unconstitutional (look it up, I doubt you understand the meaning of the word)
.0009 percent of the nation wrote letters of opposition against the casino, hardly a majority of anything, nor is it a statistically significant number upon which to base their
decision. I'm curious as to the real reason it was mentioned at all.
You keep on believing whatever you like dear. I guarantee you I understand the meaning of the word constitutional. I suggest you look up the meanings of the words to, two, too, either, neither, your, you're, do, due before your posts reveal even more of your ignorance.

Since: Mar 11

Gettysburg, PA

#15 May 22, 2011
I see many people actively fighting to stop a legal business from coming to “Gettysburg”, and I have seen where many of these people are tilling “Gettysburg” what is needed, and what would be better for the community than a casino. But I haven’t seen any of them taking action to bring some “family friendly” activities to the area.

So far, all I have seen from them is a message saying “businesses stay away from Adams County”.
Believe

Carlisle, PA

#16 May 22, 2011
Disgusted wrote:
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It's not that he knows when to keep his mouth shut.
We never hear from him directly because he lacks the courage or the skills to present his position on any matter with any degree of success.
Maybe you haven't noticed that he prefers to let others do his dirty work. He's afraid to get roughed up the way his henchman LaTorre did.
Really Disgusted? Maybe he just prefers to distance himself from toxic people who are of no consequence to him. I have heard him speak several times, always gracious, never condescending to the people that oppose him......NEVER. He has been nothing but appreciative of the efforts of those who supported his cause. He realized that buy in on his proposal by those who are affected by it was important to his success. Can we say the same about your friend Susan? Selfish, judgmental, elitist, close-minded, and an appalling lack of compassion for her community. Those are the attributes that I attribute to Susan. I can understand why you think you admire her so much. Personally I would characterize you as an enabler.
ExCasinoEmployee

Philadelphia, PA

#17 May 22, 2011
Believe wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a start, just as the casino would have been. We need more than bandaid solutions for our gaping wound. Diversified business and entertainment promotions will do that, continuing to base our focus on the past will be our eventual demise.
So what you’re saying is by focusing on LeVan’s two casino losses will be the pro-casino supporters demise.
Believe

Carlisle, PA

#18 May 22, 2011
ExCasinoEmployee wrote:
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So what you’re saying is by focusing on LeVan’s two casino losses will be the pro-casino supporters demise.
No Bill, that's not what I was saying at all.
Ummmmmm

Kernersville, NC

#19 May 22, 2011
Believe wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think the bill will even make it out of committee.
The bill is unconstitutional (look it up, I doubt you understand the meaning of the word)
.0009 percent of the nation wrote letters of opposition against the casino, hardly a majority of anything, nor is it a statistically significant number upon which to base their
decision. I'm curious as to the real reason it was mentioned at all.
It is not "unconstitutional" its just stupid. The barn door is already wide open, to late to try closing it now.
The Preservationist 2

Bloomsburg, PA

#20 May 22, 2011
Mrs. Padock, you are truly delusional.

The proposed "buffer zone" is illegal.

You cannot place a "buffer zone" around Gettysburg and then do NOTHING to leave Fort Necessity, Valley Forge and the Liberty Bell unprotected.

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