Saturday, September 18, 2010

Kanjorski Ignores Bloomsburg Univeresity Students

Apparently Charlie Rangel wasn't invited to the event so Kanjorski decided to stay away. J/K. is reporting that the congressman that claims to represent Bloombsburg University students blew off Constitution Day, "an opportunity for students to become more knowledgeable about their rights and opportunities as American citizens.”

After making demands of Bloomsburg University officials to allow him to speak at Thursday’s Constitution Day event, Congressman Paul Kanjorski didn’t even bother to show up. Kanjorski’s staff was not present, and there were not even surrogates speaking on his behalf.

Mayor of Hazleton and Congressional candidate Lou Barletta accepted and attended his alma mater’s invitation to speak. Mayor Barletta fielded questions from students on topics ranging from constitutional issues to the current economic crisis.

“A majority of questions I received were related to concerns about the job market and how to stop Washington’s out-of-control spending. The first stimulus package and now Obama’s proposed second stimulus package have everyone scared. Americans are worried about putting food on the table and paying their mortgage. Washington’s reckless spending is adding to an already difficult situation,” Mayor Barletta said.

Mayor Barletta expressed his gratitude to the students and faculty of Bloomsburg University for being allowed to participate in this very important event. “It’s always an honor to be invited to speak at Bloomsburg. I have such great memories from here while I was a student.”


Anonymous said...

Gee, wasn't this meeting on Thursday? Wasn't Congress in session? If Kanjorski had come, I am sure you would have said he was not doing his job. Sounds like a Barletta made-up story to me. Also, did Lou graduate from Bloomsburg? I would like to see that transcript. I thought he dropped out. Of course, you will not post this as it is not praising Lou.

McGruff said...

Keep in mind the article was written by BloomUtoday at the University, not Barletta. Yes the House was in session. However, I am sure someone from his staff could have stepped in on his behalf. Barletta attended Bloomsburg University but again it was the writer who chose those words. He didn't finish college because he tried out for the Cinncinati Reds. He went back to work in the family business while Kanjorski was using our tax money for funnel it to his family.

Your comment about not posting isn't worthy of a response.

Anonymous said...

As a staff member of we did not write this article. This is a press release from Lou Barletta's staff.

I was able to verify that it was true and correct the Kanjorski did not show up.

Anonymous said...


BloomUToday is NOT affiliated with the university in any way.

McGruff said...

Sorry for the confusion but the way you put it on your website I thought it came from your office. I now see who owns BloomUtoday at the bottom of your webpage. If you use a press release you should mark it more clearly. There is no need to change my original report since your publication did report on the press release. This post will serve to correct my misunderstanding in my post 9/19 at 10:23AM.