Chambersburg mayor's quip miffs Punxs...

Chambersburg mayor's quip miffs Punxsutawney

There are 149 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jan 31, 2011, titled Chambersburg mayor's quip miffs Punxsutawney. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

The commentary that launched Chambersburg's IceFest last week has folks in Punxsutawney thinking an apology is in order.

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Spring Grove, PA

#1 Jan 31, 2011
I've been to Punxsy quite a few times for G Day. I've also been to a few Ice Fests. Punxsy wins. Better people, better entertainment and you aren't wondering if you go to this side of town whether or not you'll get mugged.

Pete, don't be a jerk...apologize. When it comes to winter festivals, you're dancing on the stage they built.

If there's a shooting war with Punxsy, I'm on their side.
Grumpy Old Man

Mercersburg, PA

#2 Feb 1, 2011
Sounds like another mangy politician to me!! He would be wise to take care of the problems he has in Chambersburg and keep his mouth shut.

Kernersville, NC

#3 Feb 1, 2011
Yea C-burg, lets get into an argument about whose carnival is better. Both sound lame and I never went to either. I hunt ground hogs in the summer, how is that for a compliment Punxsutawney? Want me to apologize for that?

Greencastle, PA

#4 Feb 1, 2011
Apologize Pete!
Denny Stine

Shermans Dale, PA

#6 Feb 1, 2011
Mangy rodent.

Perhaps you are unaware of the importance of Phil to locals of the area, I am from DuBois and feel you remarks are out of order.

Phil is a great tradition in the Punxsutawey area and does not deserve slander from any one looking to improve their local interests.

Lets give Phil the respect he and the people on Gobblers Knob deserve.

Greencastle, PA

#8 Feb 1, 2011
hmmmmm....I like Phil and I like watching the movie Groundhog Day. Can't say I have seen any movies replicating our winter festivals in Chambersburg.....someday I suppose.

Chambersburg, PA

#9 Feb 1, 2011
I don't see Chambersburg's Ice Festival on any calender but Groundhog Day is... Imagine that Mayor!
Noah Webster

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Feb 1, 2011
Pete Mangyvane, you're an idiotic small town mayor looking for your 5 minutes of fame. Unlike your shitty Brooklyn ass, I grew up in C-burg and would never diminish another town out of self-praise. You, on the other hand, seem to find revelry in acting like a big cheese while being nothing more than a little rat.

I have a sub-citycouncil position in Philadelphia that is more important than who you pretend to be. You know you aren't lasting a full term this time, and wish to grandstand for some 2 minutes of fame...sorry, you're just not worth the usual 15 minutes, jerk off.

Be proud of your ice sculptures... oh, what? One of them is a groundhog? I guess you upset one of your ice sculptures. What's that???? Your homeless shelters were shut down this month for extensive bedbugs???? Sounds MANGY. BTW, for a mayor, you look a bit unkempt. Get a haircut and comb. You're beginning to look like a greying forest animal.

Noah Webster

Duncannon, PA

#14 Feb 1, 2011
Silly remark, be a man and apologize. Good manners are always appropriate, time to show you have some.
Due Process

York, PA

#15 Feb 1, 2011
It takes a true leader to recognize that one must sometimes apologize for an errant remark.

Gettysburg, PA

#17 Feb 1, 2011
Who cares!!!!!
man up

Carlisle, PA

#18 Feb 1, 2011
Pete sometime its better to be seen than heard

Mercersburg, PA

#19 Feb 1, 2011
come on! a groundhog is a mangy rodent. go away pc police. i doubt the groundhogs feelings were hurt!

Since: Oct 08

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#20 Feb 1, 2011 famous tradition, long-standing tradition and a movie featuring Bill Murrary vs. a couple dozen ice sculptures and some chili. I think the first one wins.
Just Saying

Chambersburg, PA

#22 Feb 1, 2011
The pics show Phil to be better groomed than Pete, unless the paper has the captions wrong. Is Pete the one with glasses??

United States

#23 Feb 1, 2011
I have no intention of EVER going to see Punxy Phil OR the Ice Festival. Certainly there has to be something more worthwhile to get my knickers in a bunch about. I would say that it's just a groundhog and he ought to be shot, but then the people who got up in arms about the downed cow would jump on me. A groundhog in a heated burrow, for God's sake....

Chambersburg, PA

#24 Feb 1, 2011
Are you kidding me? what is this Mayberry?....omg, the ice fest is nothing to brag about...same ice sculptures every year anyway. It's ice. It's freezing cold out. How exciting......
As for the mayor, his hair could look better too! LOL

Greenwood, DE

#25 Feb 1, 2011
who gives a F#$%@ about some dopey rodent. Really now! What a stupid tradition. I'm embarrased to be a Pennsylvanian whenever this idiotic tradition comes around. Lets just hire a medicine man and chant to the rain spirits for favorable weather.
These a-holes in top hats looking at a rat for the weather prediction? How totally STUPID!
I don't usually participate in Ice fest either, but there's more creativity in the first five minutes of ice fest then there is in the whole celebration
BRAVO Chambersburg for Ice Fest!
Bravo ! to the participants!
you know it

Shermans Dale, PA

#26 Feb 1, 2011
Class act Pete,REEEEAALLLL classy!!!
Folks travel the world over to see Punxy Phil,How many come to your piddly little display.
A sale on hot dogs at Sheetz excites me more than c-burgs ice fest.
Man up and apologize,don't be a hater just because you can't run your falling-down has-been town.

Greenwood, DE

#27 Feb 1, 2011
I don't usually participate in Ice fest either, but there's more creativity in the first five minutes of ice fest then there is in the whole celebration

The whole celebration of pulling a rat out of his hole in the ground!

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