Here we go as predicted.
The new Luzerne County Controller Maryanne Petrilla
has her marching orders and will team up with the commissioners and will screw with outgoing Controller Steve Flood as much as possible. Steve had some unflattering things to say about the previous pension fund managers and they sued him. He didn't accuse them of burning down their grandmother's house but pointed out they were not up to the job using some very colorful language. It's a bullshit lawsuit that should be dismissed on first admendment grounds but this is Luzerne County. If you want to silence your critics sue them and ruin them financially.
Then District Attorney, now Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr proved that point when he sued WILK radio host Fred Williams. At the time I thought it was very thin skinned reaction to a radio hothead and would just call attention to his allegations. But he won and Fred is no longer on the radio.
I miss Fred, I didn't agree with him most of the time but he did a good job of covering local issues. The only AM station that is even doing local content is WILK, but not much. I know some people don't like Kevin and Nancy in the morning but it at least gives you a counterpoint to the rest of the shit you hear from Rush and Hannity all day long. Sue Henry's show is interesting but I rarely get a chance to listen.
I know I'm rambling.
One thing I like about Olszewski is the way he holds the DA Dave Lupas to account. Lupas has not done a good job so far in the Hugo Selinski case. Most of the defense attorneys I know say he is not a very good lawyer and Judge Olszewski seems to know that. You remember Lupas, he spent $750,000 to get elected DA promising to lock up all the drug dealers, that's worked out well.
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