It appears Rep. Bob Mensch won yesterday’s State Senate special election. Republicans made this a special election so as to suppress the turnout for their candidate. Democrats had difficulty finding someone to run and the results show why.Mensch got 66% of the vote.
CNN is reporting this morning on a Connecticut blogger arrested because authorities didn’t like what he wrote about the Governor. Their reporting cites “Fusion Centers” gathering intelligence based on the threats to our civil liberties introduced by George W. Bush after 9/11. Come after me and you’ll get sued too. This is scary and only a few civil rights lawsuits will get things back to constitutionality.
Numerous people are insisting that film director Roman Polanski be freed after being arrested in Switzerland. Wake up folks, he raped a 13 year old girl.
RNC Chairman Michael Steele appeared on CNN this morning and answered a question about the scary level of violent rhetoric by slamming the man giving the warning instead of the nu jobs making all the threats. No wonder voters are tuning out Republicans. Steele wouldn’t even answer an innocuous question about the Olympics for crying out loud.
There are various videos surfacing on YouTube about the level of police brutality in Pittsburgh during the G20 summit. This doesn’t bode well for Dan Onorato as these videos will see widespread use on this blog during next year’s Gubernatorial primary. I heard the police even shot tear gas at residents standing on their own balcony doing nothing more than observing the violence against protesters.
In this video you can hear the police saying “no matter what your purpose is you must disperse.” As I recall our First Amendment gives these protesters constitutionally guaranteed rights to assemble and speak. I saw little of this on U.S. mainstream news sources.
In this CNN report their own reporter got gassed. You can hear the police declaring it “an unlawful assembly.”
Do we really want Dan Onorato running Pennsylvania after watching how he violated constitutional rights in Pittsburgh last week?