Gadfly goes modern!

Good Gadfly followers:

Gadfly “goes modern” as the ubiquitous Kathy Fox has already announced to the world!

Gadfly is now on Facebook: search @thebethlehemgadfly

If you are a Facebooker, I hope that you will follow Gadfly and perform all the good Facebook actions like liking/sharing/commenting/inviting your friends, and so forth.

Particularly sharing and inviting your Facebook friends.

Gadfly is taking this step especially because of the upcoming election.

He would like to reach even more people.

We need the best possible City Council members we can get.

We have that “Candidates for election” thread on Gadfly designed to help voters get several steps beyond yard sign and soundbite level of knowledge.

Responses to a 5th prompt should appear tomorrow.

We just don’t get much in the way of newspaper coverage anymore. Sigh. It’s hard to get much in the way of depth on the candidates.

And thus voting — the essence of democracy — can be a hollow exercise.


So Gadfly is trying — with good cooperation from the candidates — to elevate the level of information, if only modestly.

So please help the project by alerting your Facebook friends to follow, calling especial attention to the “Candidates for election” thread:

Tip o’ the hat and wave o’ the wings to Carol “the provocateur” Burns for nudging and mentoring.


Welcome to the Bethlehem Gadfly!

Definition of gadfly
1: any of various flies that annoy livestock

2: a person who stimulates other people especially by persistent criticism
3: someone who challenges people in positions of power

The main goal of the Gadfly blog is to provide a space for healthy public dialogue about issues of concern to Bethlehem, Pa., residents. All sides, all perspectives welcome.

For good examples of in-depth coverage of continuing serious issues, see the threads onGadfly 54 candidates for election, Martin Tower, Parking, and on 2 W. Market St.

As context for and balance to the serious issues, we also have some fun stuff relating to Bethlehem as well.

Please use your contact list to pass the word about “The Bethlehem Gadfly” to others and, most importantly, click the button on the sidebar to follow us.

And follow the Gadfly on Facebook @TheBethlehemGadfly

The Gadfly — Ed Gallagher — would like to hear from you!