Harrisburg, PA – At this time, behind closed doors and somewhere deep within the inner workings of the old Eighth Ward, the Papenfuse campaign is free fallin’ from its former position atop the city coffers. The details outlined in Part 1 list in bullet point the allegations against his administration. After much analysis and consideration, the mystery remains: What good is the nearly $1Million in campaign contributions if it cannot buy a SUPER Dank Meme Stash? – No comment on this from the Papenfuse campaign.
There is blood in the water and meanwhile in other circles, divisive talk has rekindled the flare up of noticeable cultural/political divisions within the city limits. Many of us enjoy living in a place that Lewis Butts calls “the most diverse area of the state“, but he feels that diversity is not well represented by our current administration. This dialog played out in a recent debate regarding the role of race in this election and a journalists responsibility in reporting on the city. Butts has taken issue with an unnamed person’s outspoken point of view on race, and he has made it clear that “I won’t back down.”
The idea of Us vs. Them, whether it’s a difference in culture, or sometimes described as older residents vs. newer residents, as well as the the vaguely defined gentrification, has taken hold of many Harrisburg residents. Perhaps focusing too much on our differences has soiled our souls in such a way that we would do better to focus on unity and our many commonalities. As great as it sounds, it won’t come easy and as the saying goes, Love is a long road.
The smile says it all, and without question, she is not just another pretty Face in the crowd of Mayoral candidates. Jennie Jenkins has already made an impact as a city Police officer and has gained the trust and respect of many Harrisburg residents. She successfully fought back against false accusations that resulted in being fired from her duty, after she uncovered corruption that existed within the police department. Jenkins is a beacon of integrity and is well suited to assume her natural role as a leader in the city. Jenkins’ statement on the Allison Hill immigration raid that was released in Part 2, supported her values of the importance of family within the city.
A serious structure fire Uptown last night on Lexington St. has yielded unfortunate news today from Jenkins: “It’s hard to smile. I am with heavy heart. There was another terrible fire last night that took the life of a Harrisburg fire fighter. Two children were flown to Lehigh burn unit. We just learned the 4 year old passed away. Let us pray for both families. He’s a hero even though he did not make it to his destination.” – RIP and sending prayers for all families involved.
#hbg100 – An election cycle that will have the chickens raging, and foaming at the chops for more coverage and debate. ✌🏽