I was up in Sullivan County last weekend with some old friends from high school. It was great to share good times with them and get away for a bit. No internet, no cell phone, just good company. Things get stressful and hectic in presidential election years so a few getaways are good.
State Rep Mike Gerber is resigning at the end of the year to go to work in the private sector. he has been a strong pro choice advocate from Montgomery County. We wish him well but will miss him in Harrisburg. Mike was one of the good guys.
MoveOn hits Mitt:
Can every CEO who commits a crime simply say they “retroactively retired” to get off? What, exactly, does that mean?
Obama/Biden has been doing some great hit pieces:
A Keystone Research report out today shows Corbett’s slash and burn austerity budgets have cost PA 28,000 public sector education jobs. Nationally cuts in the public sector have cost us 750,000 private sector jobs. See, people have to have money in order to be consumers. No money, no spending. Business owners will tell you their biggest problem is customers who aren’t, or cannot, buy their products and services. The issue is demand. Throwing people out of work hits the overall economy and winds up costing other people their jobs.
Time has a habit of putting things in perspective. Iraq for example, was planned immediately after 9/11 and had nothing to do with those attacks. They were simply the pretext and used to lie us into war. Wes Clark tells a story:
Revenues from table games at Pennsylvania’s casinos is up 31%. Most of this money would have gone to other states.
Former MontCo Commish Jim Matthews has agreed to terms surrounding his part in corruption. The brother of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was bought and paid for by the likes of corrupt Bob Asher. He steered county contracts to campaign contributors. Asher, of course, is infamous for fixing a state contract in return for a $300,000 kickback to his PA GOP and went to prison for the deed. When Jim Matthews crawled into bed with this crook he got fleas. Happens all the time.
Doctors in Abington are protesting a ban on abortions at the hospital after the church purchased it. Why do Catholics hate women and children so much? Soon large hospitals may be the only places women can get abortions in Pennsylvania. Limiting them in Abington infringes on their constitutional rights.