You’ve got to admire the moxie and gall of Michele Bachmann. Last night she claimed that PolitiFact had said everything she said was true. PolitiFact: No we didn’t. They gave her a “pants on fire” for lying…yet again.
Christopher Hitchens died yesterday. The elegance of his writing left one in awe, whether you agreed with him or not, everyone both loved and hated the man at times. He wrote what he thought, what was on his mind and didn’t care what anyone else thought. His free spirit is gone and we’ve all lost someone special.
Mike McQueary, testifying in Harrisburg at the preliminary trial for two PSU officials, says he told Joe Paterno about witnessing disturbing things of a very sexual nature between Coach Sandusky and a young boy. Paterno told him he’d done “the right thing” by coming to him. Assuming he meant by not going to police this is enough to justify Paterno’s firing.
Protesters marched in New York protesting the disenfranchisement of millions of voters. Their target: the infamous Koch brothers who finance such fringe legislation.
Tea Party Patriots leader Mark Meckler was arrested at Laguardia Airport for carrying a Glock pistol. Not having a permit for the gun in New York carries a 15 year sentence. I wonder if he’ll “get” religion about racial tolerance at Sing Sing?
Chris Dietz is running for State Representative in the 104th District of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties. I know Chris and he’s an impressive young man. His partner Alex Reber is a Board member of Planned Parenthood of Northeast and Mid Penn.
Here’s a great story about the tyranny of Daryl Metcalfe in the State Government Committee in Harrisburg. The man is an unapologetic bully pushing through his fringe agenda.
More on happenings in Harrisburg from Andy Hoover of ACLU-PA:
The environmental damage from global warming is worse than anticipated. Giant plumes of methane are coming to the surface in the Arctic Ocean. Methane is about the worst pollutant possible is expanding climate change. Gas drilling, or fracking, releases large amounts of methane also. We simply must drastically reduce our use of carbon based fuels.
Here’s a real shocker: Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a racist. Tell us something we didn’t already know. Yes, so he was racial profiling Hispanics… Tell us something we didn’t already know…
In this Year of the Protester, as Time calls it, some of them disrupted a hearing of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission:
Bill Maher does it again: