If you're a regular reader in our obstructionist, GOPee-dominated local blogosphere, you know that LVS is the only liberal political blog in the Lehigh Valley and this fact either delights you or has you rolling around on the floor and foaming at the mouth.
2009 was business as usual for LVS and our business is SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER, and yelling it, really, whether you wanna hear it or not-- because somebody's gotta yell the truth until the majority hears it and does something about it at the ballot box or the back door.
Our humble efforts garnered a small token of justice in '09, and a stunning, "against all odds" victory, but we also got blatantly screwed in court, too. We trust the shameful "Wind Gap" mockery of justice that was perpetrated on us in May 2009 will be reversed on appeal by the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas in January 2010. If not, we'll be appealing next to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Just sayin'.
It was a bad year for bad guys at LVS.
We caught crooked and incompetent Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin repeatedly (hiccup) stumble-bumming and screwing up in plain sight of our enabling "Watchdog" (wink wink) local media--
... but looking on the bright side Glenn Kranzley got fired.
In 2009, LVS exposed The Ugly Truth about evil sadist Bernie O'Hare ...
... and we posed the excellent questions Why is Bernie O'Hare Defiling Sheena Villa? And What's it to you? And we made great strides in opening people's eyes to crooked cronyism, and allied evil, despite outrageous and futile attempts to shut us up.
But sadly, as we commence 2010, there are still far too many O'Hare-Duped Dunces like Tony Iannelli out there for our taste, so know that we're working diligently to rectify all these situations. Some (nearly) take care of themselves.
Our New York Yankees won the World Series for the 27th time ... and in 6 games, precisely as we predicted they would.
We lost a bandmate and pal in 2009.
And we proudly brought you our uniquely LVS brand of liberalism on local and national issues and the arts and education-- a point of view you just don't find anywhere else in our NeoCon Local Blah-Gas-Smear.
Here's a small sampling of our Best Of 2009, humbly restricting ourselves to just one (1) post pick per month which was really difficult:
January 2009 > We Like Downtown Allentown
February 2009 > Stop Consuming, Start Creating
March 2009 > Takin' It to the Streets of Allentown
April 2009 > The Arts and Social Capital
May 2009 > Newspapers as Nonprofits
June 2009 > White Male Rage Over Sotomayor
July 2009 > Allentown Named "Playful City"
August 2009 > Racist Opposition to Allentown Playground
September 2009 > Meet The New Boss
October 2009 > Quit Bashing Our Teachers
November 2009 > Pray for Obama ... To Die?
December 2009 > Best Of The Troll Parade Blog
December 2009 > PUSSY: WHIPPED (in court)
Thanks for reading Lehigh Valley Somebody, everybody, let's all have a Happy New Year!