The PBPC’s State Budget Summit was as great as usual yesterday. This is the fourth or fifth year I’ve attended and I always learn a lot. More on it later.
I also had a great conversation with Harrisburg City Councilman Kelly Summerford whom I met on my out of the Hilton. I look forward to continuing that dialogue.
SEIU endorsed Patrick Murphy for AG while Dan McCaffery’s campaign staff has joined Kathleen Kane. I think both candidates are excellent.
Sen. Vince Hughes spoke at the luncheon yesterday and, as usual, kept mincing his words. Just once I’d like to hear him speak his mind. LOL, what I love about the Senator is how he tells it exactly as it is.
Maryland is the latest state to legalize gay marriage. Gov. Martin O’Malley will sign the bill. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, in a Politico debate with his Maryland counterpart, claimed gays make bad parents. Of course there’s absolutely no factual basis for this claim,it’s simply bigotry. What is factual is that Republicans make bad Governors.
VotePA announced that all six DRE type electronic voting machines used in the Commonwealth will be tested, finally. Gov. Rendell steadfastly refused to do this in spite of extensive evidence they can be hacked and reprogrammed.
A Superior Court decision throwing out three foreclosures due to continued fraud by bankers means some justice is coming to the fore. Mortgage holders are required to do the proper paperwork prior to taking people’s homes and have been violating the law. It’s time to put a freeze on all foreclosures until something is done to stop the abuses.
Is Rick Santorum the ultimate angry white man?
Republican Congressman John Sullivan told an Oklahoma town hall Democratic Senators should be shot so the radical Ryan budget can be passed. That’s the one which ends Medicare as a government program and guts Medicaid. Most Medicaid recipients are the elderly and disabled. Conservatives have gone off the deep end advocating assassination especially following the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords.
Republicans keep talking about the “failed stimulus.” It didn’t fail and our two year budget slashing is proof. Even Gov. Gasbag admits his billion dollar cuts to K12 education are the result of the stimulus funding ending. ARRA pumped a ton of money into Pennsylvania as I reported as the funds were announced. The Center For American Progress put together this video showing how successful the stimulus was. Liars like Mitt Romney can’t ignore the facts:
A judge has determined a John Edwards sex tape be destroyed. Such a horrendous travesty!
Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly is facing four drunken driving charges. Maybe this explains why his players can’t seem to find home plate.
Berks County DA John Adams finally found something other than massage parlors to raid. No, it wasn’t pigeon shoots.