News & Notes August 24, 2010

For those who missed my little Facebook announcement earlier today I will be covering three state Congressional races for The Huffington Post this fall.  Gerlach/Trivedi, Lentz/Meehan and Critz/Burns in the 6th, 7th and 12th Districts respectively.

Dan Onorato is hitting Tom Corbett’s no tax increase pledge since his only experience in such a position saw him vote for a 20% tax increase as a township commissioner.  I hate these tax ads.  I’m sorry but sometimes you simply have to raise taxes.  I’ve seen where rampant GOP mismanagement left Dems with no choices but to raise taxes to balance budgets due to accounting smoke and mirror games.  Too much of what government does and provides are essential services and must be financed.  Taxes are the only method and if you don’t want bridges collapsing under your car, your grandparents out on the streets selling pencils, your kids homeless, hungry and uneducated then we must invest in our communities.  Taxes aren’t evil, they aren’t poison and Americans actually pay few taxes.  Taxes are a necessary evil but without them we aren’t a civilized society.

I’m fed up with all the mosque nonsense.  Its a non issue.  Our constitution says we have freedom of and from religion folks, what part of that don’t you understand?  Three months ago you were all screaming that President Obama wasn’t abiding by the constitution and now you aren’t.  Get over it.  This is nothing more than the right wing finding another fear based wedge issue to distract voters from their failings.  Actually it is but one more.

If any Democratic candidate gets questions about it the smart answer is to say “there’s no real issue here, I refuse to be sucked into the right wing’s fear mongering.  Let’s talk about the real issues, jobs, stimulus, jobs, Republican obstructionism and jobs.  Did you see where Republicans have voted against every single jobs bill?  Keep it simple people, its the economy stupid.

20% of Pakistan is under water, a third of Russia’s wheat crop has been burned by wildfires, floods are ravaging China and every day CNN’s severe weather station is reporting more extreme weather.  No global warming though folks, nothing to see here, just stick your head back in the sand and pretend everything is alright.  Just hope when you take it back out you aren’t drowning.

Today’s history lesson is a visit to deja vu.  The right wing fringe, neo Nazis, KKK’ers and assorted bigots have been obstructing progress in our country forever.  The Tea Party movement is simply their newest incarnation.  This great and humorous look back reminds us of their sordid history:

Pat Toomey is now denying he ever said he supported Social Security privatization.  Has he forgotten all the newspaper, video and speeches out there proving otherwise?  Does he think Pennsylvanians are that stupid to forget his past?  Well, some are.

Manan Trivedi has been endorsed by Democracy For America in the 6th Congressional District.  Tomorrow he is rolling out his jobs program and I’ll cover his Pottstown event.

As far as scheduling into next month goes I’ll be in Santa Fe, New Mexico again from September 25 through October 5th.  If I responded “no’ to attending your events during that time period it’s because I’ll be away.  

Lois Herr has been endorsed by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the Sierra Club.  She is running to unseat Joe “The” Pitts in PA-16.

7 thoughts on “News & Notes August 24, 2010”

  1. The largest indicator of economic recovery to most voters is jobs. All the Dems have to do is cite (and repeat until it sinks in) the fact that there has been an increase in private sector jobs for each of the last approximately 7 months compared to a loss of an average of 750,000 jobs a month before Obama took office.

    And when the Rs make their inevitable retort that the jobs being created are insuffcient to fuel a robust economic recovery, all the Ds have to say is that the small increase in the number of jobs under the Dem administration is a whole lot better than the huge loss in the number of jobs which occurred when the Rs held the presidency.  

  2. how you lump the right wingers in with the KKK.  however, the facts…the pesky things that they are…tend to disagree with your theory.

    First off in 1854, the ReTHuglican party was formed because of the opposition to the Kansas Nebraska Act…and by 1860 it had its first national candidate…a certain mr Abe Lincoln.  You may not have heard this, but this reTHUGlican freed the slaves.

    You also may not have heard that the anti war democrats in in New York rampaged for 4 days in july 1863 and attacked the free blacks in that city.

    Of course, AFTER the civil war, the reTHUGlicans the (a) pushed to amend the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment); (b) passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875; and (c) designed Reconstruction, a ten-year period of unprecedented political power for African Americans

    What did the democrats do? in 1866, They formed the KKK in Tennessee.

    Wanna know what else the reThuglicans did? They formed the NAACP.  Yea, THAT NAACP which has been currently hijacked by commies.  The NAACP was founded on Republican President Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday, February 12, 1909, by white Republicans Oswald Garrison Villard, Mary White Ovington and William English Walling.

    Lester “Ax Handle” Maddox, Eugene “firehose” Connor, and George “Segregation forver” Wallace…ALL DEMOCRATS.  

    ReTHUGlican Trick Dick Nixon made EEOC and Affirmative Action the law of the land in 1972.

    And I didnt even have to bring up the name, or any quotes…of the KKK’s most favorite son…now deceased Senator Bryd.

    Anytime you wish to debate who owns the KKK…I am more than happy to oblige. Anytime you want to compare which is the party of the racist…I’m all open for debate.

    And the truly sad part…blacks vote over 90% for democrats each and every year.  And what’s their ROI for decades of mindless obedience to the democrat plantation?  record levels of black unemployment…record # of black incareration…record number of black illiteracy and illegitimate births…and a lower life expectancy.

    Keep pulling that democratic lever…and keep killing yourselves.

    Friggin shame how much wool is pulled over the eyes of the black in this country.  friggin shame.  

    have a great day :)

    p.s. almost forgot…Planned Parenthood?  Started by Margaret Sanger…who said this “”We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”  

    have a great day :)

  3. Kirk,

    According to Tyler and his friends and mentors, you and many millions of other skilled and productive unemployed Americans (including my own son) are nothing more than a bunch of whiners.

    Note how Tyler routinely denies being influenced by the former pill-popping Limbaugh and yet, (for only one example), Tyler’s own “fish tale” remains a favorite among elFatso’s homilies.

    But then I guess it’s all one big coincidence…as perhaps all ducks do waddle along and quack by mere chance.

    I sincerely wish both you and my son the best and truly hope that things will soon work out.

    Matt Thomas

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