News & Notes April 29, 2011

Somehow I managed to forget to set my alarm so I missed the Royal Wedding.  I did catch the balcony kiss and am wondering why Prince Harry didn’t think to comb his hair…  Of course had he just gone in a speedo no one would have noticed his unkempt hair…

The new Princess looked lovely in what seemed to me to be a very Vera Wang-ish gown though it wasn’t.  I suppose Will decided he needed to wed before he goes completely bald.  The bride managed to stay away from the “royal jewels” while on the balcony.  I’m sure Kirk can provide a blow by blow account of the ceremony if anyone is interested.

Sen. Bob Mensch was cited (you or I would have been arrested) last month for brandishing a gun while driving on Rt 78 in Berks County.  The GOP lawmaker probably is all for the castle doctrine so the next time he encounters an aggressive driver he can simply blow them away.  A reminder:   under the proposed law if he misses and hits you by mistake he has no legal liability.  You cannot sue him for recklessness.

Sen. Joe Scarnati is proposing a local impact fee for Marcellus gas drillers.  The funds wouldn’t go to the state but to local governments affected by fracking.  The PA GOP continues to frack the people.

THE NRA is meeting in Pittsburgh.  I hope they do the right thing and provide generous financial compensation tot he survivors of the cops who were blown away by the insane gun lunatic a few years ago.  The man, convinced Obama was going to come for his guns because of massive propaganda from the gun lobby, shot and killed five policemen.  Having the NRA come to Pittsburgh is an affront to their memory.

Lou Barletta is now having constituents escorted out of his events by police.  Are these the same cops who covered up the Shenandoah murder inspired by Lou’s racist comments about immigrants?  Imagine if a minority senior citizen dared speak up about Lou killing Medicare?

Bethlehem is one step closer to passing an anti-discrimination ordinance and the creation of a Human relations Commission for its enforcement.  If the legislature would simply pass a bill protecting all minorities from housing, employment and public discrimination we wouldn’t need to do this town by town.

A reminder of sorts:  the term “stupid tea bagger” is redundant.