Vince Fumo reports to prison today to serve his light sentence for ripping off taxpayers and two non profits. It also turns out the guy is a junkie.
Apparently Britain has adopted a new program where they swap terrorists for oil. Isn’t it time we seriously eliminated our dependence on these repressive, rogue regimes which control us through petroleum? Green energy is the answer.
Larry Frankel, ACLU lobbyist and long time proponent of civil rights for the LGBT community here in Pennsylvania, was found dead in Rock Creek park in Washington, DC Saturday. Now I understand why Mark Cohen was so upset. Frankel will be sorely missed.
So Afghanistan had widespread fraud and most women didn’t vote. Is this what we’ve been fighting for for almost eight years? If so it may time to seriously reconsider our mission there.
The people of Japan overwhelmingly rejected their conservative government and elected liberals. I suppose now the nutjobs on the right wing fringe have to stop buying Japanese cars. We cannot support socialism can we?
Speaking of socialism I haven’t seen the tea baggers protesting at any of these dozens of job sites being funded by the stimulus plan they hate. Maybe those construction workers could pound some sense into their empty brains if they did. The stimulus bill is working for Pennsylvania. Every week I publish more information about funds being released for projects throughout the state.
Government officials seem quite worried about this winter’s flu outbreaks. Several White House conference calls have centered around swine flu preparations. Let’s hope all the planning and work results in the prevention of deaths. Schools seem to be one of the areas of focus since children are vulnerable to this virus. There’s a lot of good work being done.
Wednesday evening Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak square off in a health care town hall in Allentown. I’ll be there to cover the event.
On other health care issues my ear infection is healing well. I missed Friday’s state committee meetings due to the illness. On the other hand the torn muscle in my right arm is not healing. I keep reinjuring it and so I’m taking another week off from kayaking for rest.
Dick Cheney continues spreading misinformation about TortureGate. After claiming for months that a secret CIA report would validate the usefulness of torture (it didn’t) now he’s claiming the AG’s investigation is political. Someone needs to tell Dick the Attorney General in this Administration is NOT Alberto Gonzales and is NOT beholden to the White House political affairs desk (Karl Rove). This about the rule of law a concept completely alien to Cheney.
Tomorrow is September 1st and Pennsylvania will be two months without a state budget.