Hazleton mayor named Pa.'s Mayor of t...

Hazleton mayor named Pa.'s Mayor of the Year

There are 18 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jul 20, 2008, titled Hazleton mayor named Pa.'s Mayor of the Year. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta has been named Mayor of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association.

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truthteller

Kutztown, PA

#1 Jul 20, 2008
This sounds like this was engineered by some of his mayoral cronies to help with his congressional race. I have no respect for this man, who plays to people's worst fears bout immigration. Is he really the best Mayor in PA? My vote would have been for the young guy in Pittsburgh.
To The Number One Mayor

York, PA

#2 Jul 20, 2008
Congrat to a Mayor who isn't afraid to protect his town and keep it a safe place for his taxpayers. He proved that illegals in his city were causing drain and depleted their schools, medical, police with the drugs and criminal activity, took jobs. That the illegals brought gangs with the drugs and made Hazelton an unsafe place to live. We need more mayors like this who are not afraid to stand for what the people want and give America back to it's citizens. Good for him for having a backbone.
What Kindof Logic For You

York, PA

#3 Jul 20, 2008
truthteller wrote:
This sounds like this was engineered by some of his mayoral cronies to help with his congressional race. I have no respect for this man, who plays to people's worst fears bout immigration. Is he really the best Mayor in PA? My vote would have been for the young guy in Pittsburgh.
Hello!!! They are illegals meaning the 1st crime they commit is against the law entering our country illegally. And they cause our Governmental Sytems overload and the American Taxpayer foots the bill out of his paycheck. I and many other citizens do not like paying for someone who takes and takes from me So get your head out of the sand. Your reasoning is insane.
Redz

AOL

#4 Jul 20, 2008
To The Number One Mayor wrote:
Congrat to a Mayor who isn't afraid to protect his town and keep it a safe place for his taxpayers. He proved that illegals in his city were causing drain and depleted their schools, medical, police with the drugs and criminal activity, took jobs. That the illegals brought gangs with the drugs and made Hazelton an unsafe place to live. We need more mayors like this who are not afraid to stand for what the people want and give America back to it's citizens. Good for him for having a backbone.
A STANDING ovation for that one. I met Lou when i worked in Hazelton, and it's a dam shame we have so many "yes men" trying to sooth the woes of the majority.... Lou is not one. If you are ILLEGAL, what is so hard to understand about that ??
Gbg college student

Middletown, PA

#5 Jul 20, 2008
This guy signed an ordinance into law in his town that was struck down as being against the Constitution and he is given an award for Mayor of the Year.

I don't get it - you expose yourself to increased civil liability and higher taxes if youi are sued and because of that you are Mayor of the Year.

I don't get it.
fred

Wilkes Barre, PA

#6 Jul 20, 2008
he is in it "only for the power and money"...look at the last name!!!!
Are You

York, PA

#7 Jul 21, 2008
fred wrote:
he is in it "only for the power and money"...look at the last name!!!!
Are you prejudice towards Italians. You know not all Mafia or Italian's were bad. Some helped form this country's solidarity and make it a better place to receive an honest wage. Lee Iacoca, etc. look them up and you will find them. Hazelton's mayor earned his title Mayor of the Year.
Theoracle

Philipsburg, PA

#8 Jul 21, 2008
This guy should be the elected official of the year. The Pitts. mayor, yeah he's a nice young man, but people there complain about him too.

i hope Baletta makes it in his next political step and stays as outspoken as he is. MAYBE he'll get something done right.
LookEyyHereyee

Westminster, MD

#9 Jul 21, 2008
This guy is great.. finally a mayor that puts productive people ahead of those who just want El Benefitos. Good going...run for President!
TomF

Bensalem, PA

#10 Jul 21, 2008
LookEyyHereyee wrote:
This guy is great.. finally a mayor that puts productive people ahead of those who just want El Benefitos. Good going...run for President!
With the sheriff of Maricopa County as Vice President. No more free benefitos! andele, andele! arriba, arriba!
Tsotsi

Hazleton, PA

#11 Jul 21, 2008
Please cut the anti-Hispanic crap TomF from york,pa.
JZcrayZ

Hazleton, PA

#12 Jul 21, 2008
I might support Lou for Congress and I'm a democrat. Kanjorski is corrupt and Barletta's positions on other issues show he is not a neo-con.
fred

Wilkes Barre, PA

#13 Jul 21, 2008
who gives a $%^&?????? he does nothing for me....
TomF

Bensalem, PA

#14 Jul 22, 2008
Tsotsi wrote:
Please cut the anti-Hispanic crap TomF from york,pa.
Sorry - don't understand what you're saying - must speak in Spanish or I will sue your butt for discrimination.
Mark

United States

#16 Oct 31, 2008
fred wrote:
he is in it "only for the power and money"...look at the last name!!!!
Agreed. I am from Hazleton. The smart one's got out of there years ago and Barletta is playing to the residue
When Is it Enough

York, PA

#17 Nov 1, 2008
This Mayor should have run for the Presidency. He is not afraid to stand up for his legal American Citizens to protect them against such disgusting throwing away of our constitutional rights to illegals. If more do not stand up for their own beleifs and bend over to the discrimination suits for illegals we will continue to fail as a country. Read today's Associate Press "Obama's Aunti Oyango 56yrs.old From Kenya Living In Our Country Illegally. The lady has been living in a Boston Housing Project for free off of our tax dollars for the past 5yrs. A Federal Judge ordered her deported 4yrs. ago. She didn't obey the order. She is still here. How does she get financial help from our government if she is illegal? Obama who wrote in his memors about her and does not mention her during his campaign but often mentions his Kenyan Grandmother and Father. She comes and goes out her her home freely like she has no worries. This is what our country will be if he is elected. This Mayor barletta should be admired and praised for what he is doing to save his town. Illegals steal froom our sytem destroying our infrastructure with taking from our medical, welfare, educational, judicial, etc. system all off the sweat of the American Working Citizen. No othe country tolerates such audacity, theivery and disrespect from foreigners to its own citizens.
Sugarloaf

United States

#18 Nov 3, 2008
He brought the illegals to town in the first place, collected "kickback money" for doing it, and then tried to get rid of them; in my opinion, he's as guilty of crime as they are for being here illegally. Mafia and Italians are one thing; he forgot what the two mean to this area.
lawrence of a labia

Wellsboro, PA

#20 Nov 13, 2012
Wow is this old

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