I lost my cat Linus last night so I apologize for not getting back to blogging until now. He was the inspiration for the cat mascot on the blog.
Anthony Weiner owned up to texting lewd pictures of himself to young women. So is Weiner-Gate finally over?
Meanwhile important stuff like Justice Clarence Thomas lying on his financial disclosure statements then lying yet again is lost, not to be found on CNN.
My friend Steve Crockett was profiled on OpEd News for his collegiate activist work.
What’s worse than getting something totally wrong like Paul Revere’s famous ride? Denying you got it wrong when the entire nation knows you got it moronically wrong. No silver for you!
The Bush tax cuts for the rich turn ten tomorrow. They continue bankrupting us but Republicans refuse to repeal them. In Pennsylvania here’s what they’ve meant: average tax cut for the poorest 60% is $469 and for the richest 1% $65,480.
Allentown is laying off 265 teachers and Bethlehem is losing 56. Why are we cutting teachers and not football coaches?
The nuclear plant in Limerick is having more difficulties.
Easton Mayor Sal Panto signed a bill recognizing same sex relationships. “It is my honor to sign this law in the same spot as the declaration of independence was read, hopefully the State legislature will pass this to give equal civil rights to everyone in Pennsylvania.”
Al Qaeda is urging its supporters to use gun shows in the U.S. to stock up on automatic weapons:
America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?
PennEnvironment won a big case against GenOn with a $5 million settlement for polluting the Conemaugh River.
The Voter ID law which will disenfranchise thousands of Pennsylvanians should come up for a vote this week and the Pennsylvania Alliance of Retired Americans is urging for its defeat. From their press release:
“The Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans strongly opposes House Bill 934, because it will disenfranchise Pennsylvania seniors, thereby compromising the legitimacy of the elections themselves.
I hope the Representatives and Senators who are not standing with us here today stop and think whether it’s worth denying so many seniors the right to vote, while creating difficult hurdles for many more, just to combat fraud that no one can prove is going on in the first place. To seniors, this is an issue of respect – respect for the rights of our generation. The Alliance for Retired Americans will make sure our members and all seniors know which representatives showed us respect, and which did not.”