Skip to comments.Harrisburg City - Amish, Queers, Terrorist and Losers (Vanity)
Posted on 02/24/2013 11:05:51 AM PST by ConservativeInPA
I was driving home from work on Friday and I noticed a building that seemed to be the campaign headquarters for Dan Miller who is running for Mayor of Harrisburg. Seeing the campaign headquarters prompted me to think about the upcoming election and the situation in Harrisburg.
While I do not live in Harrisburg, plenty of my tax dollars go to Harrisburg and cities like Harrisburg (through state and federal taxes). This is a profile of Harrisburg and the candidates for mayor in the upcoming election. I am certain that there are very similar circumstances in many cities across America.
Population (2011): 49,673 (9th largest in PA)
Two or more races: 5.2%
Native American or other: 0.6%
Household median income: $26,920
Per capita income: $15,579
Entire population: 24.6%
Violent crime index in 2011
U.S. Average: 213.6
Property crime index in 2011
U.S. Average: 273.7
The city is carrying a $16 million budget deficit into the next fiscal year. This adds to the $340 million in debt for city of barely 50,000 people. The Harrisburg School District, separate and apart from the city government, has a $50 million budget deficit in addition to $588 million of debt. This is for a school district that is the third worst in academic performance out of 501 school districts in the commonwealth. Harrisburg schools boast a 60% dropout rate, and only 20% of those that go on to graduate are functionally literate based on PSSA scores.
The Current Democrat Mayor
The Amish Queen, Linda Thompson, is coming to end of first term as mayor.
Mayor Linda "I feel like Barak Obama's Sister" Thompson
There is plenty of blame for Harrisburg's fiscal and cultural problems to go around. Queen Linda only makes matters worse. But in fairness, the problems are a result of decades of Democratic rule.
Thompson has shown no fiscal responsibility and is completely onboard with Mayor Bloomberg's gun grabs. She is frequently ridiculed on local talk radio for her "unique speech patterns".
Dan Miller - Democrat candidate for Mayor
Dan Miller's campaign headquarters is in a building on the corner of Forster and 2nd streets with multiple signs proclaiming "Teamsters for Obama". Miller is endorsed by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and has long been known as a prancing faggot around the Harrisburg area.
Dan Miller - Faggot
It got me thinking about what thug Teamsters have in common with a queer. My only conclusion is they both want the destruction of America values and to rob hardworking Americans of the fruits of their labor. Miller has long been the Comptroller of the city. He talks about fiscal restraint the same way as Barak Obama. He say's one thing and does another.
Eric Papenfuse - Democrat Candidate for Mayor
Eric "Occupy Harrisburg" Papenfuse
Eric Papenfuse will be lauded by the local liberal media in the upcoming election. Papenfuse is a business owner. He owns the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Too bad he is a communist and a supporter of terrorism. Papenfuse hosted Occupy Harrisburg meetings and terrorist Bill Ayers on multiple occasions. Papenfuse is perhaps the most vile of the scum running in the Democratic primary.
Nevin Mindlin - Republican Candidate for Mayor
Nevin Mindlin - Loser
Mindlin lost to current Mayor Linda Thompson in the last election. While not hispanic, Mindlin probably has a better chance at being elected if he hands out beer to the 30% hispanic population and confuses them into thinking that he is the most interesting man in the world.
What about Banshee Co? ;)
Can we have a PA ping?
“Eric Papenfuse will be lauded by the local liberal media”
Why wouldn’t the libtard media go for “prancer” Miller?
Choice made: Ha ha ha ha ha!
The media will take the communist pinko over the prancing fudge-packer.
Can anyone name a city anywhere in the country that has been totally controlled by democrats for decades that is not a basket case?
You can have black Democrats, white Democrats, brown Democrats, yellow Democrats, red Democrats, union Democrats, environmentalist Democrats, university student Democrats, university professor Democrats, homosexual Democrats, Irish Democrats, Greek Democrats, Italian Democrats, Moslem Democrats, feminist Democrats, country club Democrats, Wall Street Democrats, animal rights Democrats........take any and all of them, and what is the common denominator? They want taxpayer money for themselves. It’s a party of purse-snatchers.
Pop., a couple thousand these days. County seat, farming community, smack in the middle of the Bakken play.
Full of Democrats. The kind of Democrats who might think Harry Truman ought to calm down and move a little bit more toward the right.
Not much in common with Harrisburg, it is true.
White alone - 1,373 (94.2%)
Hispanic - 57 (3.9%)
Two or more races - 10 (0.7%)
American Indian alone - 7 (0.5%)
Asian alone - 8 (0.5%)
Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.
Thanks ConservativeInPA for the heads up
You left one kind of democrat out - American democrat. Oh wait, never mind...
How about a write in vote for Lebanon Levi?
Why did you call her the ‘Amish Queen?’ Your article didn’t say why.
This whole “Amish” thing got started because news outlets didn’t mention the races of criminals unless they were White, so somebody hit on the idea of asking “Amish?” when stories like that came up. Now it’s just a way morons have of saying “Black.” I guess it’s confusing when used in reference to central Pennsylvania where there really are Amish people. Another reason to drop the whole stupid, stale joke.
Best post of the year, so far.
'Amish' is code for a very politically incorrect term that gets one banned from FR. Look at her picture and you can figure it out.
Yes, that is correct $588 million in debt. They average around $18k spending per student per year with the horrendous results. Most of that money comes from state and federal tax dollars, plus stupid people/banks that are willing to lend them money.
You hit a home run with this post. I cannot come up with one positive attribute for Harrisburg. You have to go over the river for good restaurants,shopping, etc. If they moved the capital to another city, Harrisburg would cease to exist. It really is a scab on the map of Pa. and no matter who is elected mayor the results will not be good. They should just turn out the lights, lock the doors and throw away the key.
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