The State Senate has approved a budget with $517 million more than Gov. Gasbag sought. Will he sign such a budget or insist on his austerity measures hurting the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians? Half the Senate is up for re-election this year and they must face angry voters.
My new Congressman is Rep. Joe (He’s The) Pitts. A prominent member of The Family and one of the most right wing members of Congress. For some reason though he doesn’t seem to understand that the problems in the Middle East cannot be solved by a dead man and another in a coma. Maybe he has “connections” through The Family that belie reality? A better guess is that Pitts is a moron.
Backlash over Tom Corbett receiving recognition for his education policies continues in Pittsburgh. The Governor who is trying to demolish all public education in Pennsylvania getting an award for education? It seems to me someone doesn’t know how to read budgets.
The latest Obama ad:
Ron Paul is as big a crook as there is. He has this habit of double dipping while preaching about fiscal austerity.
Privacy rights continue being eroded across the country. When will people step up and revolt against these practices? Now in Arizona (just one more reason to stay away from there) employers can quiz you about contraception use. Isn’t it time to turn the tables on men? At your next interview bring a tape measure… It probably doesn’t have to be very long.
A reminder of some reality from the late great George Carlin:
The controversy about President Obama’s position on marriage equality died down pretty quickly. It shows how far the country has come about civil rights for everyone. Still, dinosaurs like Tony Perkins appeared on once reputable networks like CNN touting lies. Homosexuality is found in hundreds of species so saying it is “not natural” is a bold faced lie. The arguments about “traditional marriage” being compromised are also nonsense. A little reminder is needed for those who forget how the Bible defined “traditional marriage.”
Phil Sheridan of Philly.com says Phillies fans are engaging in wishful thinking. The biggest wishful thinkers though are those who keep saying Chase Utley will return. No one familiar with his knee situation thinks so. Those knees of his will never heal and Utley will never return to being the superstar he was.
Rebekah Brooks was arrested for the Murdoch phone hacking scandal. The real scandal here is that News Corporation actually was searching for news instead of just making it up.
A Pennsylvanian killed in Southeast Asia in 1969 will be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously:
On May 16, President Barack Obama will award Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.
Specialist Sabo will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat on May 10, 1970, while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia.
On that day, when he and his platoon were ambushed by a large enemy force, Specialist Sabo immediately charged the enemy position, killing several enemy soldiers. He then assaulted an enemy flanking force, successfully drawing their fire away from friendly soldiers and ultimately forcing the enemy to retreat. While securing a re-supply of ammunition, an enemy grenade landed nearby. Specialist Sabo picked it up, threw it, and shielded a wounded comrade with his own body – absorbing the brunt of the blast and saving his comrade’s life. Although wounded by the grenade blast, he continued to charge the enemy’s bunker. After receiving several serious wounds from automatic weapons fire, he crawled towards the enemy emplacement and, when in position, threw a grenade into the bunker. The resulting explosion silenced the enemy fire, but also ended Specialist Sabo’s life. His indomitable courage and complete disregard for his own safety saved the lives of many of his platoon members.
Specialist Sabo’s widow, Rose Mary Sabo-Brown and his brother, George Sabo, will join the President at the White House to commemorate his example of selfless service and sacrifice.
Patrick Murphy has endorsed Kathleen Kane for Attorney General. Don’t hold your breath waiting for mine.