Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

I truly hope everybody has a great new year. Please be safe tonight and watch out for the amateurs!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wont Get Fooled Again

In honor of Thomas "I gave Skrepenak thousands of dollars" Cooney being appointed the new Luzerne County Commissioner. He has also been the beneficiary of numerous county contracts. I would love to see the rest of his political donations!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Next Luzerne County Commissioner

Does anybody really believe in the farce at the courthouse that is being perpetrated today? I sure as hell don't and I'll tell you why. I am a boss and I have literally interviewed hundreds of potential employees. I know how long a job interview takes. Even when hiring an unskilled position it takes more than a few minutes. Why do I bring this up? Because our judges are going to interview over 60 people today for the open commissioner slot. They started at 10:00 this morning. If they only spend 10 minutes with each candidate, they will need over 10 hours just for the interviews. That assumes no breaks, no lunch, no hitches. What time do you think they will announce they have voted on and selected the "new" commissioner??

What a complete crock of shit!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Skrepenak sent to the Scrap Heap

Breaking news Skrep has reportedly signed a plea agreement and will be leaving his office. The Times Leader is reporting on this story!!! Stay tuned and to my buddy Gort, I told you so 2 weeks ago!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Paige from a very old book

I wanted to write about our illustrious Demoncrat controlled Senate passing yet another $1.1 TRILLION spending bill but alas I had the misfortune to read the story in the Times Leader today about Chris Paige.

I have written before and am sure I will again that I am tired of dirty politics and mudslinging. Mr. Paige instead of coming out and stating his qualifications chose instead to dig deep in the mud pit and start slinging. Whether he is correct about Barletta is irrelevant. Mr Paige, if your qualifications are that much better, why aren't you running on them?

Not so long ago, we had 2 guys run in the GOP primary. That race turned very nasty (at least on one side) and left it impossible to win a seat back that has always been a GOP slot. Is that what you are after here Mr. Paige? It is a mistake and a very foolhardy one at that. You have more or less guaranteed that people that are tired of this reprehensible bullshit will not support you. Count me as one of them.

The funny thing is, that last time around, the D's had a huge advantage thanks to Bush the RINO's actions. This time, people are going throw every bum in DC out. That includes Kanjo, Carney, Casey, and Snarlin Arlen. They have been at the helm while things have gone remarkably worse and have in fact increased the national debt to a level that the country is extremely unlikely to be able to recover from. Worse still, there is no end in sight to their spend and spend plans. This election cycle will see the GOP take back quite a few seats. I just hope you aren't sitting in one Mr. Paige!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Judge Toole Goes Down

As I wrote those many months ago that he would, Judge Toole has gone down in disgrace with Ciavarella and Conahan. He has agreed to plead guilty to douchebaggery in the 1st degree.

I say good riddance and anxiously await to see if one more goes down or if a pass has been given!!!

Pres. Obama's Speech part 2

I didn't catch any direct lies last night and am glad that the pres. has promised a mid next year withdrawal. Many are saying that he was wrong to set a withdrawal time line, I disagree. We will not win on any of the 3 fronts we are currently fighting on. It is sad to say but nonetheless true. The Soviets tried to win in Afghanistan for 8 long years and they were hampered by trying to look like the good guys in their tactics and policies. They lost, and so shall we.

I think our method of fighting in Pakistan is a far more productive tactic. We are using predator drones to carry out surgical strikes. We are using special warfare operators on fast in, fast out strikes. While these are great at minimizing our troop casualties, they do nothing to win the war.

Our Rules of Engagement need to be changed. Ask any front line Iraq or Afghanistan war vet if they knew where the terrorists were operating out of and storing their weapons. Everybody there knows, they are storing them in mosques. Take the safe havens away from them. Punish any country that sponsors terrorists. In that last sentence, I include leaders like Saddam Hussein that pay U.S.$25,000. to the families of those that "martyr" themselves. Fight them exactly by the same rules they fight us by. Soon enough their stomach would sour on being a terrorist.

As for Obama getting NATO to commit a sizable force to help in the battle, I say good luck Mr. President. They are fair weather friends that also happen to suffer from an overdose of political correctness. Although maybe if he goes over the pond and apologizes for America's greatness a few more times, he'll have that luck.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pres. Obama's Speech

I am going to watch it tonight just to see what new lies he gets caught telling.

When Joe Wilson called him a liar he was vilified. It turns out Joe was telling the truth and Obama was in fact lying. The Pres. told us all on national television that neither illegal aliens or abortions would be covered by Obamacare. As it happens, both are. The abortion issue is causing several democrats to turn tail and run from the bill. The illegal alien coverage has Reid and Pelosi saying that them being covered is just an unintended provision in the bill. I really cannot wait to see how they try to spin it now.

Tonight though, the Pres. will be talking about Afghanistan and his strategery or lack thereof on further prosecution of that war. I have a little history lesson for the Pres. If the Soviets, when they were at their strongest, got their asses handed to them there, how do we plan on winning? The Soviets fought with the gloves off so to speak and still lost. We are fighting to be as politically correct as we can and we will lose!! My advice, get us the fark out of there. I doubt that is in Obama's plan even though he promised exactly that on the campaign trail. I think he will go over there and personally apologize to them for America's greatness as he has in so many other countries around the world. I just hope he gives them a very large dose of the special koolaid beforehand.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What Direction is America Going?

The answer is obvious. We are heading toward a big government utopia and we are making really good time.

The sad reality is that our elected representatives in Washington have lost sight of the fact that they are supposed to represent their constituents. Seems kind of obvious, that's why we call them our elected representatives. As we have seen recently, they do not care about the vast majority's wishes and willfully disregard us. The most recent polls show that we do not want Obamacare. As evidenced by the recent votes in the House and Senate, it is going to become reality in spite of every single poll result. Is there a solution? Yes, but not before it is far too late. We can vote the bums out but not before this monster is let out of its cage.

While the healthcare is a huge issue and government blue cross will cost 53% of us nearly $1 Trillion, it is not the issue that could spell the end of our country as we know it. That issue is Cap and Trade. Judging by the vote on healthcare, this bill will sail through the Congress. What will it mean to all of us, rich, poor, and middle class alike? Everything is going to cost more and not by just a smidgen here and a dab there, but lots more.

The single biggest increase we will all face is a massive price hike on our energy demands. Gas and diesel back over $4 per gallon? Bank on it. Your electric bill, 70-100% increase. Natural gas same thing. None of this should be a shock as Obama pledged it on the campaign trail. He directly stated that he would increase those costs to force us to conserve and find alternative energy solutions.

My advice to all is to start looking into those solutions now. Currently, there are many government plans to help with the costs of many of them. When the government money runs out for the incentives, you will be on your own and run out it will.

Personally, I have never got one red cent from Uncle Sam but this is one time when I will finally get something back for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in income tax I have paid in my lifetime. I am going to put a photovoltaic system (solar energy) on my roof. The cost would be crippling but since the government (in reality, the 53% of us that pay income tax) is generously going to pay for over half of it, I am going to do it. Want to know how widespread this is going to be? You only have to call your local Home Depot and they will send somebody out to give you a free estimate. Once this goes mainstream the government money will be gone so fast you won't believe it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Self Portrait



This picture comes courtesy of a good friend of mine. When she sent it I thought of an old joke. I'm going to take liberty with altering it.
"What's the difference between President Obama and Jesus?.........Jesus doesn't think he's the President"

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Prayer for Pres. Obama

With our President taking the time to once again travel the world and apologize for America's greatness, I think we should all offer a prayer for him. After much research, I have found a prayer in the bible that we should all use. It is Psalm 109:8.

Please help me with this prayer chain!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Obama has Pork Flu

Every single initiative to date that this administration has implemented has either failed or been an unbelievable disaster. How anybody can trust them with our health care is beyond me.

As I truly believe Pres. Obama is a very intelligent man, I have to wonder if his goals are in fact to further the economic damage to our country. Let's face facts, things are markedly worse now than under Bush. The only change I have seen is a massive increase in the national debt and a huge increase in unemployment. The only hope I see is that this nut is gone in four years. The country will be extremely lucky to come out of this administration whole after 4 years, after 8, I doubt anything short of an act of God will save us.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chief Public Defender Russin

I don't know if anybody else heard him on the radio this morning but allow me to sum up his excuse. I am too monumentally stupid to have noticed that anything was wrong and far to cowardly to ever question a judge even if I noticed the problem.

How in the hell can somebody that friggin dumb get into college, let alone pass the bar?? Can a lwayer out there answer that for me???

Friday, November 6, 2009

A thought to brighten your day

When you are down in the dumps and think you have real PROBLEMS, Just remember: SOMEWHERE IN THIS WORLD….THERE IS A MR. PELOSI

Some Great Election News

First District Republican Committee-Press Release
PO Box 182
Hazleton, PA 18201
Contact: Sean Shamany, First District Chairman (570-233-1516)

First District Republican Chairman States Election Results Indicate “Major GOP Comeback” in Southern Luzerne County

Hazleton, PA-November 5, 2009- The First District Republican Chairman Sean Shamany is very impressed with the overall effort to get out the vote in the Tuesday’s General election. Republicans and like-minded Democrats in Southern Luzerne turned out at the polls to overwhelmingly support Republican candidates.

Shamany stated, “The GOP is on the rise in Southern Luzerne County and these results clearly show that voters will elect Republicans in the First District, even with the disadvantage to Democrats in registered voters. Many people in Southern Luzerne County are conservative in their views and want less government interference in their lives, lower taxes and sound fiscal responsibility. These results clearly show qualified Republicans can be elected in Democratic leaning counties, cities and municipalities.”

Some major accomplishments in the First District were:

In the city of Hazleton, Republicans Jim Perry and Karin Cabell were elected to office defeating a Democratic incumbent on Tuesday. When Jim and Karin take office, the city of Hazleton will have a Republican majority on council with four sitting GOP council members and a very popular Republican Mayor in Lou Barletta! Chairman Shamany stated, “This will be the first time in recent history that a Republican majority will control Hazleton City Council.”

In West Hazleton Borough, Republican First District Committee Member Frank Schmidt was elected as Mayor, replacing a Democrat in that office.

In Freeland, the borough council will return to a Republican majority, with the election of Republicans Robert J Quinn, Daniel Bobby, and Joseph Palko.

In Butler Township, Republican Committee Member Brian Kisenwether was elected Supervisor by a large majority of voters.

In county races, Southern Luzerne voters handily supported the Republican candidates across the ballot. Attorney Richard Hughes garnered more votes than both Democrats, Amesbury and Gartley, in every single municipality in the First District, despite the heavy Democrat registration figures. While Hughes lost the race due to results in the Northern part of the county, he dominated the votes everywhere in Southern Luzerne. Clearly Democrats in Southern Luzerne felt Hughes’ credentials and experience made him most qualified for the job. Along with Richard Hughes, Southern Luzerne county voters agreed to retain Republican Thomas Burke by a large margin. Other winners in the First District were Republican Walter Griffith for Controller, Republican Carolee Medico Olenginski for Prothnotary, Republican Gina Nevenglosky for Register of Wills and Republican Frank Semanski for Jury Commissioner.

Shamany believes “Now more then ever the First District Republican Party is energized and I encourage all registered Republicans to join our cause!”

The First District Republican Committee meets the last Wednesday of each month on the 2nd Floor above Mea’s Restaurant, Broad Street, Hazleton and meetings are open to all interested parties. Due to the holidays, the next meeting is 7PM, December 2nd . If anyone wishes to provide financial support to the continued Republican efforts in District 1, checks can be made out to: First District Republican Committee and mailed to PO Box 182 Hazleton, PA 18201

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Yesterday's Election

I am pleased with the results in general and offer a hearty congratulations to the victorious. The only disappointment I have is that Dick Hughes didn't win. I think he would've been the best of three and they were all very qualified to be judge. I am thrilled that Tom Burke won retention!!!

On the state level we took the Supreme Court spot and 3 of the Superior spots. Well done!!!

Nationally, a very clear message was sent in Virginia and New Joisey. I still can't believe a Republican won in NJ!!! Odds-wise that is the equivalent of me starting as the Phillies pitcher tonight. Regardless that Corzine was a douchenozzle, NJ is and always has been a totally blue state. Seems like maybe the Koolaid is wearing off, and only a year too late.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tomorrow is Election Day

I am hoping voter turnout is high but doubt it will be. Even with all the scandals involving elected and appointed democrats, I am betting it won't be. The funny things is, that even with all that is going on, many people will either stay home or vote as they have in the past. I truly believe that if we had a two party system in Luzerne county, much of what has gone on for so long would've stopped. Keep voting straight dem Luzerne County and we'll continue to be a sad mockery for the rest of the nation to sneer at.

With that said, I am hoping people will turn out to vote and to vote for real change. The only change I don't want to see is Judge Burke's retention. He has been an excellent and honorable judge that deserves to retain his seat. Without some new faces we will have proven that we can't learn from history. I would like to see Dick Hughes win his race, as well as Walter Griffith, here in the county. In the state races, I hope that Judges Joanie, Judy, and Temp all win.

If you do nothing else tomorrow, please get out to vote!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Something Positive about Cash for Clunkers

The one POSITIVE result of "Cash for Clunkers":
It's taken 75% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Government Run Businesses

Months ago, we all heard the president say that our government was not going to run the businesses that so wrongly were bailed out with our tax dollars (actually, with our future debt). Now, the government is in fact, managing those companies. Whether you think those executives don't deserve what they are paid or not, the fact is the Obama administration is calling the shots at those companies. They have in effect, been completely taken over by our government. You know which leader of a country recently did the same thing? Hugo Chavez.

Is that really what we want America to become???

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cash for clunkers revisited

Here is something to think about!
A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.

A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year.

So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.

They claim 700,000 vehicles participated, so that's 224 million gallons saved per year.

That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

5 million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US consumption.

More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars

So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax money to save that$350 million.

We spent $8.57 for every dollar saved.

How good a deal was that ???

Well, they'll probably do a great job with health care though!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Farmer in Plains

First, let me say it again, Kevin Lynn is a jackass.

Okay, now that's out of the way, here is my point of view. The people that were robbing the farmer in Plains were not there to get some veggies for dinner. As reported in the Times Leader and Citizens Voice, they had a van full of produce. This would shoot holes in their story of just being hungry to any rational person. They were stealing with intent to sell their swag. Regardless of what they were stealing, they WERE STEALING!!!

Think the farmer was wrong? Let me ask you this; You're soundly sleeping when noises from your kitchen awaken you. You leave your bedroom and check the kids. They are in their beds sleeping. You hear the noise from your kitchen again and proceed to find the source. Upon entering your kitchen, you see somebody loading your canned goods into boxes. What would you do? If you were armed (even with a baseball bat), would you detain them? Would you attack them? Or as Kevin Lynn suggests, would you say "Oh, you're only stealing canned goods, sorry to disturb you". Then you just go back to bed. I posit that only somebody with an IQ below 40 would take Kevin's suggestion.

You see, I think that your property is your property and not to be violated by any one. Stealing is stealing regardless of what is being stolen. Don't want somebody to point a gun at you for invading their property? How about not invading their property in the first farking place?? Sounds like a very simple concept to me.

Having grown up very poor and many of the veggies we ate we either grew or was given to us by farmers, perhaps I am not believing the thieves side of this story. Farmers are among the hardest working, most generous people I know. I've never heard of any farmer that wouldn't help a hungry person and doubt I ever will.

I leave you with just one thought. You should never curse a farmer with your mouth full!!

How bad is the economy?

Thanks to Steve R.


The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

It's so bad, I ordered a burger at McDonalds and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

The economy is so bad that CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

The economy is so bad if the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

The economy is so bad Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

The economy is so bad Obama met with three small businesses to discuss the Stimulus Package: GE, Pfizer, and Citigroup.

The economy is so bad parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.

The economy is so bad a truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico .

The economy is so bad Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

The economy is so bad people in Africa are donating money to Americans.

The economy is so bad Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.

The economy is so bad the Mafia is laying off judges.

The economy is so bad Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The International Olympic Committee is a Racist Organization

It is hard to believe they could be so openly racist. They have told our president that they disagree with him and that Chicago will not be in the running to host the Olympic Games!!

While the majority of Chicagoans are rejoicing in not being saddled with billions of dollars of debt, I think the IOC should be chastised for being racists just like everybody else that disagrees with Pres. Obama!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Juvie Scandal of Luzerne County

While it was nice that the three candidates for judge were asked yet again if they had any connection to the disgraced judges and they all answered in the negative, nobody has asked the questions that we all need to know the answer to.

The questions should be directed at everybody in the district attorney's office. The questions that need asked are;

As prosecutors in these juvenile cases, how is it possible that you did not notice a gross disparity between the offense and the punishment that was meted out?

If you did notice the disparity, did you report it?

If you failed to notice the disparity, just how farking incompetent are you?

And most importantly, did anybody in the DA's office prosecute an unusual number of these cases? if so, the DA needs to explain why.

Shoot me an email and let me know your thoughts.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This Joke is Offensive

and I am probably going to hell for laughing at it. Thanks to Steve R.

Two Middle East mothers are sitting in a cafe chatting over a plate of tabouli and a pint of goat's milk.
The older of the two pulls a bag out of her purse and starts flipping through photos. They start reminiscing.
'This is my oldest son Mohammed. He would have been 24 years old now.' '
Yes, I remember him as a baby' says the other mother cheerfully.
'He's a martyr now though' mum confides.
'Oh, so sad dear' says the other.
'And this is my second son Kalid. He would have been 21.'
'Oh, I remember him,' says the other happily, 'he had such curly hair when he was born'.
'He's a martyr too' says mum quietly.
'Oh, gracious me ...' Says the other.
'And this is my third son. My baby. My beautiful Ahmed. He would have been 18', she whispers.
'Yes' says the friend enthusiastically, 'I remember when he first started school'
'He's a martyr also,' says mum, with tears in her eyes.
After a pause and a deep sigh, the second Muslim mother looks wistfully at the photographs and says... 'They blow up so fast, don't they...'

Monday, September 28, 2009

Steve Corbett and Judge Burke

Maybe Steve Corbett is a better man than I have previously judged. He has written on his blog at wilknewsradio.com that he was wrong and that he would vote to retain Judge Burke.

It takes a bigger man to admit when they are wrong and that is exactly what Mr. Corbett has done. Kudos to you Steve!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Steve Corbett and the Luzerne County Court House

It seems everybody else has weighed in on the retention of judges issue. Corbett has unequivocally stated that no judge should be retained. As with most things, he is wrong yet again.

Judge Burke is one of the finest judges we have ever had on the bench in this county. He has done absolutely nothing to warrant the scorn that a half-assed local talk show host has heaped upon him. Judge Burke never went to the condo in Fla. He never associated with the juvie brothers like some other local judges have done. My question is, why is Corbett painting him with the same brush. Is it because Judge Burke is a Republican?? Sure seems like it.

Before anybody puts too much stock into Corbett's opinions you should remember that he thinks Tina Gartley will be the best judge in the universe solely because she has a vagina. That is possibly the dumbest thing to ever escape Corbett's mouth and the good lord knows that he can't go 3 minutes without trying to top himself in the stupid remarks arena.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Letter to Arlen Specter

A friend of mine wrote this letter to Arlen. I think it sums up a great many people's feelings. Thanks for sharing J.

Thought you would enjoy reading the email I just sent to ASSHOLE Specter.

Dear Senator,

I must address you as my Senator from PA. now but not for long! I am embarrassed that you represent the great state that I live in. You are only concerned about yourself and NOTHING else! I have never seen a person act the way you are. Maybe you need to get a job with ACORN after all of us proud Pennsylvanians throw you out of office once and for all. It is obvious that you do NOT represent our values anymore and it is time for you to go! I will donate my time and money to see to it that this is your LAST term in office! If you think for one minute that I am the only one that feels this way, you are in for a big surprise, my friend. To the staffer that is reading this, better get your resume out as you will not have your job much longer!

Kanye West is a Jackass!!

President Obama, in a rare fit of honesty, said that Kanye was a jackass. For perhaps the first time, I believe something our current president said.

As usual however, he was only being partially honest. He forgot to mention that the reigning champion worst president of all time, Jimmy Carter, is also a jackass. If you haven't heard by now, the peanut president claims that it is only racism that keeps all whites from embracing and trusting all of Pres. Obama's plans. Mr. Carter, you were born a douchebag and you will die a douchebag without ever having attempted to make up for your douchebaggery. The problem with your theory is that the reason that most people don't trust or believe Pres. Obama is because by his actions and deeds he has not earned it. It has absolutely nothing to do with his race. It has everything to do with people in his own administration already disagreeing with his outright deceptions. They are openly stating that taxes will have to be raised on a lot more than just 1 or even 5% of the wage earners as just one example.

Perhaps it has something to do with Pres. Obama committing to double the national debt before he even hit 8 months in office (it took the RINO Bush 8 years). I can see how that would make any person fearful. Perhaps it is Pres. Obama's continuing relationships with nefarious individuals and entities. say ACORN for example. Bill Ayers and Prof. Gates would also come to mind.

I will however admit that in the instance, I am in complete agreement with our President about Kanye West!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Text of Chairman Terry Casey's Speech Kicking off Operation Heart

Chairman Terry Casey’s Remarks
Tuesday, Sept. 15
I’d like to thank everyone for coming out today -- this is a critical event for the Republican Party but mostly for the citizens of Luzerne County.
I thank the candidates for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come here today to stand together and make this pledge to the residents of the county. Mostly, I thank them for putting themselves out there every day, just so that we can live in an area that is free of corruption.
Joining us today are:
· Supreme Court candidate Judge Joan Orie Melvin
· Court of Common Pleas candidates Richard Hughes and William Amesbury
· Controller candidate Walter Griffith
· Prothonotary candidate Carolee Medico Olenginski
· Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphan’s Court candidate Gina Nevenglosky
· Frank Semanski, who is seeking re-election as jury commissioner, is also on our ticket
· And we certainly can’t forget Judge Thomas Burke, a man of honesty and integrity who is up for retention this year.
Thirty-seven years ago, following a devastating flood, the people of Luzerne County came together with a lot of heart and soul to rebuild our communities, churches and businesses -- piece by piece, house by house, neighborhood by neighborhood.
It didn’t matter if you were young or old, rich or poor, what religion you followed or whether you were Democrat or Republican. We worked side by side.
The result was a rebirth in our downtowns and neighborhoods. The people of Luzerne County showed such resolve and camaraderie that this area become known as the Valley With a Heart.
That will and determination, that essential goodness, is still here. Unfortunately, it has been overshadowed by a corrupt political machine brought on by the perils of a one-party system. It’s the dirty little secret that we’ve all known about for years: cronyism, nepotism, teachers paying for jobs. One set of rules for those in power, another set of rules for the rest of us.
So, what do we do to polish that tarnished image and to reclaim our reputation as the Valley With A Heart?
Nothing short of a heart transplant.
And that’s what we plan to do.
We are the Republican Party of Luzerne County and I stand here today and pledge that the days of a one-party political system are over.
With your help, these men and women standing next to me will give our county that much-needed heart transplant.
Together we will work to reclaim Luzerne County for the people who believe that government should be run with the consent of the governed, that our tax dollars and votes should not be frittered away with negligent practices or sold to the highest bidder. Or, in some cases, through illegal, no-bid contracts.
Most importantly we want to know that everyone will receive a fair shake when he or she seeks justice in our court system especially the most vulnerable among us, our children.
We are here today to announce the official creation of Operation HEART.
· Honesty
· Ethics
· Accountability
· Reform
· Transparency
These are virtues that have been largely missing from our county government lately.
Just as we did in 1972, we need to come together and fight this veil of corruption and mistrust that permeates our county.
We need to unite -- young and old, rich and poor, Republicans and Democrats, to fight the good fight.
There is a bright spot: The wheels of justice are turning again. Today in federal court in Scranton, two disgraced judges will be arraigned on racketeering charges.
But the next step is up to you, the voters of Luzerne County. This is your chance to wipe the slate clean and allow the Valley With a Heart to shine again.
We’re fortunate to have a candidate at the top of our statewide ticket who lives by these principles.
Judge Joan Orie Melvin is a tough but fair judge who plays an active role in the lives of her six children.
The integrity she has shown throughout her career, including her battle against the infamous 2005 pay raise, is just what we need on our highest court.
Ladies and gentleman, Supreme Court candidate Judge Joan Orie Melvin.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Luzerne County GOP Press Release

Sept. 9, 2009
Contact: Renita Fennick 208-4671 or 239-8851
WILKES-BARRE -- Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele gave a pep talk to party faithful at Wednesday’s grand opening of the Luzerne County Republican Party headquarters on South Main Street.
Steele cut a red, white and blue ribbon and spoke to members of Club GOP, a newly formed grassroots organization designed to support the county GOP.
“This place is more than just four walls, fluorescent lights and a flag,” Steele said. “It’s where the Republican Party of Luzerne County will grow.”The local GOP’s permanent headquarters will house the offices of Executive Director Renita Fennick, and Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Director Jon Hopcraft of the state GOP. It will provide a meeting and campaign area for local, county, state and federal candidates and will feature a 24-line phone bank to assist with campaign efforts.
Steele urged party workers to come out and support the party and the candidates in the Nov. 3 election and said the timing was good for the GOP.
“Don’t believe it when they say the Republican Party is the party of no,” Steele said. “Our record is good. The opportunity is right.”
Steele, who was elected chairman of the national GOP in January, mingled with members of the ClubGOP during a private reception.
Club GOP members pay annual dues of $50 or more and receive membership cards, a subscription to the GOP Newsletter, a discount to some events and invitations to club-only functions.
County Chairman Terry Casey said the club’s goal is to make the local Republican Party a true grassroots organization.
“This allows the people to own the party,” Casey said. “This will truly make the Luzerne County Republican Party a party of the people.”
In the past, Casey said, the misconception was that people had to be big donors to make a difference, pointing out that the annual membership fee is less than $5 a month.
Casey said the Republican leadership recognizes that money isn’t everything and that not all registered Republicans would be willing or able to donate $50 to the cause which is why there are provisions for people to receive paid memberships by volunteering.
Membership dues will be used to pay the costs of keeping the headquarters open full time.
Anyone interested in obtaining more information may e-mail luzernecountygop@gmail.com or call headquarters at 570-208-4671.
41 s. main st. ste. 14
Wilkes-Barre PA 18701
LUZERNE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
Phone (570) 208-GOP1
Web site www.luzernecountygop.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Best Obama Joke on the Internet

Guy goes into a bar, there's a robot bartender. The robot says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini." The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, "What's your IQ?" The guy says,"168". The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.

The guy leaves, but he is curious, so he goes back into the bar. The robot bartender says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini". Again, the robot makes a great martini, gives it to the man and says, "What's your IQ?" The guy says, "100." The robot then starts to talk about Nascar, Budweiser and John Deere tractors.

The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try it one more time. He goes back into the bar. The robot says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini", and the robot brings him another great martini. The robot then says, "What's your IQ?" The guy says, "Uh, about 50." The robot leans in real close and says, "So, you people still happy you voted for Obama?"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly but not in that order

I take a few days off and seems I missed a few things.

First, as is readily apparent, I am not a fan of Pres. Obama. That said, I find it ridiculous that people are protesting his taped speech to students in the classroom. This is not a precedent. The thing I find truly amazing is that so many people think so little of the President, or outright fear him, that he has evoked this response. Mr. Obama, that is a precedent and perhaps you should catch a clue. Your popularity is going down faster than a bowlful in my Flushmaster 3000 toilet. Mayhap you should alter your positions yet again?

The Health Insurance overhaul wages on. By the way, I wish both sides would call it that as that is what it is. This whole shebang is about yet adding another bureaucracy to our already over-bloated mess we call the federal government. It is not about helping the poor, kids, or the elderly as they will certainly get screwed the worst.

Bonner is out and Dave Yonki wants in. The Yonk, the Yonkster, the Yonk-a-Doodle-Dooooo. You may be surprised, but I am all for it. Mr. Yonki is an intelligent, honorable guy. He and I may not agree on just about anything politically, but Dave, you have my support!!

Michael Steele will be in town tomorrow to open the brand new Headquarters of the Luzerne County Republican Party. The ribbon cutting will be at 2:00 tomorrow afternoon. This is a private event for Club GOP members. You can join at the door however I recommend beating the rush and stopping by the new HQ today at 41 South Main St. in Wilkes-Barre. It is conveniently located next to one of my favorite restaurants, Thai Thai!!! I will be at the ceremony tomorrow and hope to see you all there.

Barack Obama's Downfall

These are hillarious. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Breaking News, Prominent democrat Jerry Bonner Indicted

Jerry Bonner, Jury Commissioner and member of the county housing authority has been indicted on a corruption charge. What a friggin shock!!!! Not!!! Yet another wonderful example of our elected democrats showing their true colors!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tony Trombetta

My crystal ball is obviously running very fast but I thought I would give you an update. It seeems that Mr. Trombetta is very quickly liquidating all of his possessions. The Ferrari, gone. The Porsche Gemballa, gone. New home, on the market and priced to sell in a blink. I wonder why??

Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme that has alomost run its course

The simple fact is that when a ponzi scheme runs out of enough new money it has to stop. We now have two workers to support each person currently drawing from the fund. Those two workers in actuality aren't paying for their own benefits. At what point will the government radically change the system? The reality is that no politician wants to touch the issue. It is considered career suicide.

How did the system get so broken? You will hear people say that it is because the government has been robbing the fund to try to balance the budget. While that is partly true, that isn't why the fund will collapse. Take a person that retires after 45 years of working. If they had a far above average job and made far more than the median income, they would have paid in $119,000. I got at that figure by doubling the median income for 45 years and used the current payroll deduction with employer's matching contribution to get at that figure. Let us assume that this far above average wage earner only draws $1,500 per month from the SSA fund. In just 79 months (6 years, 7 months) they will have taken every cent they paid into it, out. It isn't hard to see why the fund is going broke. People are living decades past retirement and drawing triple or more out than they paid in.

There is another reason for this as well. The fund was established to pay people that had no pension from their job enough to live on. Their are literally millions of people that collect those checks every month that shouldn't be getting a thing. Either because they are wealthy or as an example, a retired teacher that is drawing 70% of their best year's salary as a pension.

I think the quickest and easiest fix is to only allow those that need to draw from the fund to do so. I know what you're thinking. That doesn't sound very Republican to me and what about the fact that everybody that works pays into the fund!!! The problem isn't a partisan issue though. The good lord willing, we will all reach retirement age regardless of your political views and if you have not financially prepared yourself, you will need the fund. The fund only has about 30 years more before it is totally insolvent and something needs to be done now. My suggestion to any politico that has some balls is to draw a line. If you have a net worth of one million dollars, you do not get a check. If you have a pension that pays you $2,500 per month or more, you do not get a check. If your pension is less than that, your check should only make up the difference between the two. If you have no pension at all from work, the max you should get is $2,500. I only included this because the silly statement I get from the SSA says that I will get a lot more than $2,500. Of course that's a joke because I sincerely doubt that in 22 years when I am eligible to collect those checks that there will be anything left to collect.

Will that be enough to save the fund?? Heck no, but it will buy the government another decade or two to come up with a real solution.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nude Photos of Nancy Pelosi: Internet Warning!!!

INTERNET WARNING:
If you get an email titled "Nude photo of Nancy Pelosi," don't open it....
It contains a nude photo of Nancy Pelosi.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Want to meet Michael Steele?


Aug. 25, 2009
Contact: Renita Fennick 208-4671 or 239-8851
WILKES-BARRE -- Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will cut the ceremonial ribbon on Sept. 9 when the Luzerne County Republican Party holds a grand opening of its new permanent headquarters.
Steele, who was elected chairman of the national GOP in January, will meet with members of the newly formed ClubGOP during a private reception at approximately 2 p.m. After Steele’s visit, the celebration will be open to the public and the press.
The county party is moving into a permanent headquarters at 41 S. Main St., which will house the offices of Executive Director Renita Fennick, and Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Director Jon Hopcraft of the state GOP. It will provide a meeting and campaign area for local, county, state and federal candidates and will feature a 24-line phone bank to assist with campaign efforts.
ClubGOP is a grassroots organization established by the Luzerne County Republican Committee. Members who pay annual dues of $50 or more receive membership cards, a subscription to the GOP Newsletter, a discount to some events and invitations to club-only functions.
County Chairman Terry Casey said the club’s goal is to make the local Republican Party a true grassroots organization.
"This allows the people to own the party," Casey said. "This will truly make the Luzerne County Republican Party a party of the people."
In the past, Casey said, the misconception was that people had to be big donors to make a difference, pointing out that the annual membership fee is less than $5 a month.
"People thought that their $10 or $25 or $50 wasn’t important and nothing is further from the truth," Casey said. "This way, the average Republican can play a major role in supporting the party."
Casey said the Republican leadership recognizes that money isn’t everything and that not all registered Republicans would be willing or able to donate $50 to the cause which is why there are provisions for people to receive paid memberships by volunteering.
"A volunteer’s time is just as important," Casey said. "Volunteers who come in and work at headquarters, campaign with our candidates and man the phone banks will be recognized as members of ClubGOP with all of the benefits."
Membership dues will be used to pay the costs of keeping the headquarters open full time including salaries, rent, utilities, postage and other operating expenses.
Anyone interested in obtaining more information may e-mail luzernecountygop@gmail.com or call headquarters at 570-208-4671.
25 PUBLIC SQUARE
WILKES-BARRE PA 18701
LUZERNE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
Phone (570) 208-GOP1
Web site WWW.LUZERNECOUNTYGOP.COM

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Myth Behind Hybrid Cars and Chevy Volt

Our President wants you to believe that hybrid cars will not only save the planet but save you money as well. I will explain how that is just another gigantic lie coming from this administration. I will use two examples and base the math on gas at $2.65 per gallon, average miles per year of 12,000, Highway fuel economy from the EPA, and current MSRP and published price of the Volt.

Chevy Volt vs Honda Civic DX sedan auto trans
MSRP for Volt $40,000 Civic $16,925
Estimated fuel economy Volt 230/gal Civic 36
Fuel used per year Volt 52 gallons Civic 333
Fuel savings by driving Volt $745 per year
Number of years driving Volt to break even on added cost 31
That's right, you would need to drive the Volt for only 31 years to make up for the added price you paid for it. I know what you're thinking, nobody drives the same car for 31 years. What you should be thinking is that the battery pack in Hybrid vehicles is designed to last 5-7 years. Since I have no idea how much the Volt's batteries will cost but do know how much they are for a Toyota Prius ($5,000 dealer cost). Lets do the math again. Also, the Prius is much closer to the price of the Civic.
Toyota Prius vs Honda Civic DX Sedan. Both auto trans
Msrp Prius $23,300 Civic $16,925
Fuel economy Prius 45 mpg Civic 36
Fuel used per year Prius 266 gallons Civic 333
Fuel savings by driving Prius $177 per year
Number of years driving Prius to break even 36
Sure makes sense to me to drive those hybrids. How about you???

Monday, August 24, 2009

Obamacare, Warning Consuming this product is extremely hazardous to your health

Don't listen to talk radio about Obamacare but I think you should click this link and read what an orthopedic surgeon has to say about it. You'd be surprised to learn that part of the stimulous package has already paid for the council that will ration care. I took this from snopes.com so that you can see it is valid and has the full text of his message not the edited version that is making the e mail rounds.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/janda.asp

Voter Qualifications

I posed the question if 18 years old was enough of a qualification to vote. It seems others feel as I do that by itself, does not mean you are qualified to vote. Some have suggested a mandatory test on knowledge of civics as a way to determine if you are smart enough to vote. The problem with that is that such a small percentage of people would pass such a test that we'd have more problems then than we have now.

The other problem with that is that unfortunately, we still have people that are illiterate and wouldn't be able to even take the test.

I think I have a far more simple solution. You must file a tax return to be able to vote. If you do not have to file a tax return for whatever reason, you must prove that you are exempt from filing. Full time students that don't work would be an example. All those people would have to do is submit their info to the IRS and get a card. Everybody else gets a card back from the IRS when their return is accepted. Regardless of whether you paid a gazillion dollars in taxes or got more back than you had withheld, you would have the privilege to vote. However, if you are enjoying the vast benefits of living in this country while living off the grid, you don't!!

The reason I suggest this is equally simple. If you are not part of the system, I think you should have absolutely zero say in any part of the system. You should have no benefit from the system whatsoever.

Your thoughts are welcomed!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Should there be more qualifications to vote other than age?

I will be on the road today but wanted to get this question out there.

I think there should be and will be writing about this over the weekend. Let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chris Carney is a Blue Dog Democrat???

At least that is what he would like his constituents to believe. I heard him on WILK today. The only thing I got out of his slippery answers was that he will say anything to get re-elected.

Chris, why weren't you just honest when asked if you were for the public option health care?? You should've just told the audience the truth; That it would be political suicide for you to be for it. I do love how you left the window open for flipping on it though!!

When asked if members of congress should have to switch to Obama Cross he replied that he couldn't see why anybody wouldn't. Congrats Chris, that's the biggest fooking lie I have ever heard and I've heard some doozies. Like you or any member of congress would switch???

The second biggest lie he told this morning was in response to the question about what would stop businesses from simply opting to pay the 8% fee and stop offering health insurance to their employees. Cmdr. Carney said that he has investigated this and found that businesses only pay 5% of their payroll for health benefits so it would be cheaper for them to keep offering the insurance as a benefit. I have no idea what businesses he looked at but you could bet your ass that that company offers some off brand, low coverage, high deductible insurance. I have spoken with many other business owners and those of us that offer Blue Cross are paying a hell of a lot more than 5% of our payrolls for health bennies. I polled businesses with fewer than 20 employees and businesses with more than 100 and not one of us is paying only 5%. Dream on Chris!!

I also loved how he danced around the FACT that many doctors are reducing or flat refusing to take new medicare patients because the reimbursements are so low. The lefty responded that most doctors just want to help patients so he doesn't see why they wouldn't want to accept ridiculously low payments for their services. Ever hear of having a few hundred thousand dollars worth of student loans to pay back Chris? Ever realize that most people that go to college actually have to pay for it unlike Pres. Obama and his newest Supreme Court Justice?? Ever hear that if somebody devotes that much money and a minimum of seven years of their life to become a doctor is entitled to make an above average income?? Of course not, you live in a weird world where none of those things matter. Here on planet earth, they do with the exception of saints. Unfortunately the sinners (as your side sees them) vastly outnumber the saints!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Next week's news today

There I was on my way home from work and like a dope, I stopped at a yard sale. The only thing they had that I was interested in was a very nice crystal ball. Not that I believe in that kind of stuff but it was nice, so I bought it. When I got home I decided to clean it up to display it. Imagine my surprise when I looked into it and saw next week's headlines!!!

Rostock, Piazza, Adonizio, and Trombetta all arrested with a note that Vonderthief's arrest was emminent!!! Shocked I was!!! I can't wait to see if my crystal ball qas right.

Of course it helped my clairvoyance a bunch knowing that a truckload (literally) of construction records were seized today!!!!!!!!!

Total Breakdown of all 1,100 pages of Obamacare

Read this but be warned, you will cry!!!

http://blog.flecksoflife.com/2009/07/19/the-hc-monstrosity/

More Obamacare with a dash of Arlen Spector for taste

If Obamacare is so simple and only focused on a few things, why is the proposal 1,100 pages?
Seems like a lot of paper for a bill that is, as Pres. Obama says, going to provide for 1. Insurance cos. have to cover pre-existing conditions 2. they can't cancel you, and 3. Well, 3 varies depending on what day of the week it is and who he is addressing.

I have to wonder why that is. Seems to me you could pretty much cover that with a couple pages. Where is the transparency he promised? Why aren't they spelling out the exact specifics? The short answer they give is that they haven't hammered them all out yet. The true answer is they won't do that until it is too late.

Should we expect any different? Apparently not when newly minted but always was democrat, Arlen Spector says things like "These protesters at the town hall meeting aren't representative of all Americans". Arlen, we've been pals for years and that has got to be the dumbest thing that you've ever said. With 81-82% of Americans totally against Obama's plan, I'd say the protesters couldn't be more representative of John Q. I love that the left's wildest moonbats (read Pelosi and Reid) will stop at nothing until they pass this turd. They will be doing for the Republicans what George W. Bush did for the Democrats. If it weren't for the trillion dollars worth of damage it will do, I'd help them advance this idiocy!!! We'd probably get about 80 seats in the Senate!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

MAXINE WATERS OUTS THE DEMS SOCIALIST AGENDA

Listen to this jackass!!!

ABC 20/20 Takes on Health Care Reform

This is from 20/20, a show about as far from right wing as is possible. Watch this and judge for yourself if Obamacare is a good idea or pure, unadulterated horse shit.

Monday, August 10, 2009

My View on Obama's Health Plan and the State of the Union

As Pres. Obama continues to push for his vision of a health care utopia, I think it is important to understand a few key points. The Pres. says that there are 48 million people without health insurance in America and that is vital to get them covered as soon as possible. Who in their right mind could possibly be against that? Well, nobody, unless of course you look at a few things this administration would rather you not know;
1. That number includes 12 million illegal aliens. Yep, he wants us to pay for their insurance too.
2. That number includes between 8 and 10 million people that already qualify for government assistance for health care but have not signed up for it.
3. He claims that only 5% of Americans will be taxed to pay for this coverage. THAT IS A FLAT OUT LIE. Even his Treasury Secretary said that taxes will have to be raised on everybody just to pay for this administration's already $1.9 trillion deficit. ( more on this in a moment). Pres. Obama has already said that anybody that gets their health insurance from their employer will be taxed on that benefit. That sure as shit is a lot more than 5% of the population!! I wonder why he is lying so vociferously about this point? That's right, more class warfare bullshit that the left is so famous for.
4. Our government is incapable of running anything efficiently. As a matter of fact, the bureaucrats that run every government program will spend every penny in their budgets because they know if they don't, that budget will be cut next year as it is seen to be over funded. Show me one business that successfully runs with that model. You can't, because there isn't one.
5. If our President thinks this plan is so important, why doesn't he just tell the public the truth. Or better yet, ask them just one question; Would you be willing to pay for this plan? This lousy piece of government crap would sink faster than an anchor if he did and that's why he won't.

Now, let's talk about Obama's $1.9 trillion deficit. This is yet another glaring example of a government not being honest with the citizens. True enough, so far this year, Obama is running that far in the red. Unfortunately, what they aren't telling us is that it is actually far higher than that. You see, the income tax revenue is already off by 18% as of June 1st. That means the real deficit is already at $2.24 trillion and we are only in August!!! Kind of makes you nostalgic for Bush's RINO spending, doesn't it???
Now, let's factor in that Obama has a super majority in both houses. He will get his health care turd passed. Right off the bat, the deficit swells even further. Where will it end?? Nobody knows, but it won't be good for our country. The sad reality is that America's economy was once based on manufacturing. It is now based on the service sector. The difference that matters here is that when you manufacture goods and sell them to foreign markets, you bring outside money into the economy. That is why we pulled out of the last depression relatively quickly and why this one will continue for quite some time. I'm hoping about 3 and a half years if you know what I mean!!!


A last thought for you. Our form of government was set up to protect the few from the tyranny of the majority. I'm not sure exactly when or how it happened but now, the majority has become the victim of the tyranny of the minority. The biggest question I can think of is who will protect us now?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Rep. Tom Price admonishes govt-takeover of healthcare

Whether you are a dem or a rep, you need to watch this clip!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Mr. Skrepenak meets the Grand Jury

Skrep's father testified before the grand jury. About what, nobody is saying, but his son commented in today's paper that it may have been about his actions as a commissioner. Gee, you think Greg???

Let's run down some things they may have wanted Skrep's dad (who is a really nice guy) to talk about.

Greg and Todd signing a lease for $58 million for a detention center that Luzerne County could've owned for $9 million.

Greg lives in a townhouse he bought from Tony Trombetta. The same guy who sold $100 security cameras for $1,000 each to countless local school districts, LCCC, and lord knows what other government agencies.

Who really owns Big Ugly's bar?

That bar is actually leased from the Pasonick family. You may know them, they provide engineering services to almost every single government entity in Luzerne County. I've been told that they do over 90% of all government engineering jobs in this area. I am sure that's just a coincidence.

Most importantly, and likely, they wanted to know who was at the countless meetings held at that bar in the past 2 years. Oops, I wasn't supposed to write that one, but oh well. ;)

Let me know if I left anything out.

Sen. Lisa Baker Event

The First-Ever
Clam Baker
With Sen. Lisa Baker
will be held
Thursday, Aug. 13, 6-9 p.m.
The Checkerboard Inn, 385 Carverton Road, Trucksville
$35 per person
Tickets on sale at GOP Headquarters, 25 Public Square

Call 208-4671 or e-mail luzernecountygop@gmail.com
I hope you can make it!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

GOP Golf Tournament

The Luzerne County Republican Party will hold its Inaugural Golf Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountaintop. Format is four-man scramble. The $175 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, beer, cocktail hour, a buffet dinner and prizes. The early payment discount is $150 per person if paid by Sept. 18. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m.
To register or to sponsor a hole, call 208-4671 or e-mail luzernecountygop@gmail.com

I am playing in this event and am looking to fill out a foursome. Shoot me an e mail if you're interested!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Plaxico Burress On Gun Safety

The grand jury has decided there is sufficient evidence to charge Plaxico Burress. In an effort to garner a lower sentence. He has made this important public safety message. Some language in this is not safe for work!!

Conahan and Ciavarella, is the fix in?

So the federal judge threw out their plea agreements. Theoretically, they are facing more time than the original 84 months. In reality, I would take wagers on a few things. One, I bet they get far less time than they originally faced. And two, a reasonable paraphrase of what the judge will say at their vastly reduced sentences will be something like this; "These men have shown tremendous remorse and we must not forget the many years of serving the community honorably before they were led astray. Therefore, I feel that 23 months (certainly no more than 3 years) will repay their debt to society." Any takers?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

CNN American Morning: Missouri Car Dealership Gives Away an AK47 with Each Truck Purchase!

The full interview with CNN reporter getting her ass handed to her and her liberal bias.

Special thanks to Randy for sending me this!

Michael Steele Is Coming to NEPA!!!

Our national chairman is coming to Wilkes-Barre on September 9th. All the details haven't been fleshed out yet, but will be soon. The details I have are that this will be a Club GOP member only event with absolutely no exceptions. If you aren't a member, you will not be allowed to attend!!!

I know that they are going to make this a very affordable event and that the expected turnout is going to be huge. You have a month to join the club and join the fight. If you need more info or an application to join, please send me an e mail.

Luzerne County GOP Picnic

Just a little reminder. The annual GOP Picnic is this Saturday August 1st from 1:00 until 6:00. If you haven't RSVP'd yet, you must call our headquarters and do so asap. The number is 570-208-4671

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mandatory Drug testing for Welfare Recipients

I saw an interesting poll on Facebook that asked the question if you were for mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients. The real question is, why don't we have that already? In today's world, it is a rare job indeed that doesn't make you submit for testing. Some companies have random tests. Some have routine testing. If we have to submit to testing to keep our jobs, isn't it fair that we make those that live off of our tax dollars (that includes government employees and elected officials) do the same????

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I am back and ready to rant

I've been away for a week and believe it or not, I didn't watch the news or read a newspaper while I was away. It turns out that I didn't need to. The same old same old went on and almost nothing has changed.

We got Pres. Jug Ears Obama still trying to push Gigantic Mistake Government Cross Health Insurance. Out of curiosity, I wonder if anybody else has noticed that once again our illustrious head lib in charge wants the most productive 30% of the population to pay for health insurance for the least productive 18%.

Iran is still trying to become a nuclear power and Israel vowing to do everything to stop that. I'll give 8 to 5 on Israel kicking Iran's ass sideways in that fight if anybody would like to place a wager.

Fat Eddie Rendell is still swearing that the budget problems aren't from his wild overspending rather they are from those big mean Republicans in the state Senate that want to cut a bunch of the 40% big fat increase in the budget that Captain Cheesesteak managed to ramp up. I say way to go to the Senate and a hearty thank you for at least trying to rein in the gubner.

On a side note, I got a very nice letter from the GM of Toyota Pavillion at Montage apologizing for the parking situation and the incredibly boorish behavior of a handful of his employees. I just wanted him to see it here that I appreciated the note.

More snark tomorrow, stay tuned!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nothing

Nothing describes Obama perfectly!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Vacation and Some Big Things Coming

I will be away for a week or so, please check back in then.

Before I leave the land where computers are common for the land where they still use abacuses (is that the right plural?), I will let a couple of my blogging friends in on some news that I am sure they will share with you. I'll give you just a small hint. After Monday google Michael Steele and check for blog posts. THIS IS GOING TO BE HUGE!!! If you're not a member of Club GOP, you're going to want to be one!!!

The first annual Club GOP picnic is rapidly approaching. It will be held on Aug. 1st at the Harteis Farm in Dallas. There will be a catered meal, beer, soda, live entertainment, and fishing and games. This event is only $25 for adults and kids 6-12 are $5. Club GOP members get a $5. discount!!! For directions and tickets, please call the headquarters 570-208-4671.

The annual summer cocktail party is July 23rd at the Westmoreland Club. Call HQ asap for tickets. This event is $150/person or $250 per couple.

I'll be back soon with my batteries and snark recharged. See you at the picnic!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mountain

Last night, I took the wife to see her favorite band in the world, Nickelback, at Montage. The concert was one of the best I've seen. We had back stage passes and the missus got to meet the band. Unfortunately, that is the end of the good part of the story.

The show was over right at 11:00pm and after a leisurely 15 minute walk to the car it was apparent that it would be a bit before we would be on our way. I had no idea how much of a bit it would be!! We pulled out of the parking lot onto paved road exactly one hour and 48 minutes later. As if that wouldn't have been bad enough, one of the jakasses that works in the parking lots up there was driving a small utility vehicle when he stopped beside the car behind us to answer a question from the driver. Apparently, the driver had the temerity to ask what the hold up was. Said jackass the responded with this gem "Buddy, it's a concert, there's 17,000 people here, deal with it". The driver asked how it could possibly take over an hour to get out of the lot. Jackass responded "Buddy, you want me to make this a fuckin problem for ya? I can, no fuckin problem". That quieted the driver and Mr. Jackass then pulled up beside us and could go no further as he was blocked by a vehicle trying to get out of a cross lane in front of us. What does Mr. Jack ass do, you ask? He tells that driver to back the fuck up 'cause he wants to get down the hill.

Well, those of you who know me that I have only one thing in common with Popeye. There's all I can stands and can stands no more. I was perfectly willing to suffer in silence to that point but alas I couldn't help myself. I said out the window "No shit sherlock, so does everybody here and if this wasn't such a cluster fuck, nobody would have a problem". Oddly, he didn't offer to cause a problem for me and was on his way as soon as the other guy could get out of his way.

The reason I told you this with all the expletives included is to make the following comparison even more dramatic. You see, I took my wife to see Nickelback in the spring at the Izod Center at the Meadowlands. The crowd was similar in size to yesterday's. It was a nice leisurely 15 minute walk to the car after that show as well. The similarity ends there though. From the time I started the car, to the time we were on the freeway, was 8 minutes. Traffic on the freeway was flowing at normal highway speeds!!

Suffice to say, I won't be attending any more concerts at Montrash, and recommend you all avoid them at all costs as well unless you want to put up with the crap and jackasses.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bob Mellow

State Sen. Mellow is the latest in a very long and undistinguished line of local elected democrats to disgrace himself. He has violated state ethics rules by renting his office space from himself. Thereby double dipping in the pot and illegally enriching himself.

Some may say, what's the big deal? I say the big deal is that he stole $200,000 of our tax dollars.

The odds that anything will come of this are slim to none as he is one of the most powerful dems in the state government and at least one member of the ethics commission is his own appointee.

It really is a shame that we keep electing crooks like Kanjo and this douchenozzle.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pennsylvania's Budget

The state is still without a budget even though the state senate handed Fat Edward Rendell a balanced budget. That wasn't good enough for our favorite food inhaler. We all must remember that Eddy Rendell has increase the state's budget by nearly 40% in the past 7 years. Like the typical democrat that he is, he just can't see the correlation between his out of control spending and budget deficits. Furthering his stupidity and that of his party, he has decided that he should just raise personal income tax a hefty 16% rather than cut all the fat from the budget. Like I said, typical democrat!!

Governor Rendell has now pulled out the democratic party playbook and is using the press as his weapon of choice. He was in at least 3 papers that I read today firing those same old tired bullets. The poor are being screwed by the rich republicans. The mentally handicapped are being screwed by the evil republicans. Wrong fat ass!! You are screwing them!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson

He was many things in this life. A pop star is what he wanted to be remembered as but to me and many others, he was nothing more than a very twisted pedophile and the world is a better and safer place for children with him gone.

It sickens me that people have such short memories. Many out there are making a hero out of a serial child molester. WTF is wrong with you people?

I hope god has more mercy on his soul than he had on all the little boys he abused!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Luzerne County Democratic Elected Officials

Just when you thought we'd get a break from the scandals under the dome, out pops another one.

Democrat Sheriff Savokinas not only has cocaine found in his car but also appears to have broken the chain of evidence with a mess of heroin. Of course he has an explanation for the coke found in his; somebody planted it there. Yep, sounds plausible to me. Although Sheriff, just to put all of our fears to rest, how about submitting to a little drug screen. I recommend they test your hair as that is the best method for a tox screen. That test will show drug use for almost a year after any abuse. What do say Mikey??

As for breaking the chain of evidence with the heroin, guess what? The dealer that it came from will probably walk as that is most likely now inadmissible in court. Smooth move, exlax.

Say what you want about Barry Stankus but I have a very hard time believing that either of those incidents would've happened on his watch.

I know I left out the whole vacation and sick days thing but that is because it isn't just the sheriff but every elected democrat at the courthouse that doesn't know that you are supposed to keep track of those days. Have any of you ever heard of any work place that doesn't keep track of that??? Neither have I!!!

Keep voting straight democrat folks and we will never run out of these scandals.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Quick Obama joke for you

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam going into downtownChicago . Nothing is moving north or south.

Suddenly a man knocks on his window.The driver rolls down his window and asks, "Whathappened, what's the hold Up?"

"Terrorists have kidnapped Barack Obama, HillaryClinton, Oprah Winfrey, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, RosieO'Donnell, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They areasking for a $10 Million ransom.. Otherwise, they are goingto douse them with gasoline and set them on fire.

We are going from car to car, taking up a collection."

The driver asks, "On average, how much is everyone giving?"

"About a gallon."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wrongly Attributed to Pam Geller

This was written by TPS (no, I don't know who that really is) and has been attributed to Pam Geller and a few others. It was written in November 2008 shortly after the election. It was true then and been proven true since.

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied history all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus. Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 - 15 years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two. We demanded and then codified into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people whom we knew could never pay back? Why? We learned recently that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "We the People," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not. We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why? We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why? We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose? Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x 10. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so. And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska . All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.) Mr.. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change...radical change. Why? I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now. This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again. And that is only the beginning. I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker.. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully them into submission. And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world. He did it with a compliant media - Did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and...change. And the people surely got what they voted for. (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.) Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. Don't forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years - a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency - it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them. As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore what is transpiring around me. Some people scoff at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both.. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe - and why I believe it. I pray I am wrong. But, I do not think I am.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

All Republicans Unite

I am so tired of the pundits talking about which direction the party needs to go in. One group says farther to the right. The other says farther to the middle. I am here to tell them and all of you that they are both wrong!!

I really do not care if you are a moderate. Stand with me! So far to the right you fell off the edge? Stand with me. What is so hard to grasp about the concept of united we stand, divided we fall? We as Republicans need to come together. We do not need to agree with each other on every single issue. All we need to agree on are the basic tenets that make us Republicans. A need for strong national defense, personal responsibility, fiscal conservatism, and small government. All of the other issues should be secondary and are certainly no reason for the division of the party. We are making our party easy pickings for the democrats and I ask all of you why??

Even here in the sleepy little corrupt Luzerne County there is a faction of the party that wants to break the party apart for no reason that I can discern. We have formed the GOP Club of Luzerne County (no, you don't need to be a resident to be a member). This club was formed to be the foundation that our county party is rebuilt upon. We face a nearly 2-1 voter registration deficit but don't have the resources to fight that. We want to offer more candidates for office and be able to properly support them but again we need the manpower and resources to do so. We have already taken steps to help our candidates run. When we move into our new headquarters we will have a phone bank that they can use as well as volunteers from the club to help them. That all sounds great to me but guess what. THERE IS A SMALL BUT DETERMINED GROUP THAT CALL THEMSELVES REPUBLICANS BUT ARE ACTUALLY AGAINST MAKING THE PARTY STRONGER!!! They actively tell people not to help. I want one of them to tell me why.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama's Healthcare Plan and ABC News

Just don't call it what it is. You can call it Government Cross, Blue Government, or something else but you can't call it socialized medicine. No sirree, Pres. Obama said that is not what it is. Well, the way I look at it, that is exactly what it is. It will be paid for by tax dollars. It will be run by the government. It will radically reduce the quality of care just like it has done in every country that has it. Yep, that's socialized medicine.

The government is the most inefficient group to run a business that exists. These are the same bureaucrats that pay $18,000 for a hammer and $14,000 for a toilet seat and they think they can run the healthcare industry?? How the hell much is an aspirin going to be in a hospital when they get their grubby little hands on them??

If socialized medicine were so good, why do the people from countries that have it come here for their care? That is of course the people that can afford to come here. The sad reality that this President won't tell you is that this liberal dream will slam the middle class right square in the ass. The rich will still be able to get any care they need. The poor will get incredibly poor care and so will the middle. And will cost dramatically more than it does now (like everything the government does). Where is the advantage to this plan? The only advantage is that the democrats are once again trying to buy poor people's votes.

You are probably asking yourselves where is the media coverage of this. The even sadder reality is that ABC News is going to run a prime time special from the White House called Prescription for America. It has been discovered that ABC will not allow any negative comments about the Obama plan to be aired. I ask you, is that journalism? Is that really what you want from what is supposed to be a respected news program? I say it is not. I say we should all boycott ABC and any company that advertises on it.

Has Obama really achieved that level of dictatorial power in just 6 months? It appears so and we should all be very afraid!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Joe Biden thinks the stimulous plan is working

Proving that he is an even bigger idiot than he appears, Joe Biden actually said this. He then went on to say that yes, the unemployment numbers are soaring beyond any of the projections and that we will be in double digit unemployment shortly. In what way does that imply the plan is working Joe?

The reality is that this plan has been an unmitigated failure and is in fact making things dramatically worse. I'd love to know what metric this administration is using to measure their success. The only success they have had is further destruction of the American Dream. If that is their metric, then yes, they are succeeding. Otherwise, how can any sane person think our situation is getting better?

The only good side of the magnitude of Obama's failure is that his "supporters" (you know the ones I mean, the hard core koolaid drinkers that thought he walked on water) have not only gotten a lot quieter, they are actually starting to see that the change they hoped for and the change they got are two vastly different things. Just this past Saturday, I actually heard a group of them talking about the massive increase in soft taxes and who was going to be hit the hardest by it. Shocked is too mild of a word to describe my reaction. Think chin hanging down to the floor and speechless. Maybe there is hope and they will see that the old democratic bullshit about being the party for the working man is just that, bullshit!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Obama claims his stimulous plan is working

Mr. President, depending on what your goal was with this monument of stupidity would help us all understand what you meant when you said it was working. If your goal was to totally annihilate our economy and forever change the American way of life, then I'd have to agree with you. You are succeeding at that to be sure. If however, the goal was to pull us out of the recession we're in, you are failing miserably. How can you possibly think otherwise, Mr. President? Unless you are getting your news from Bong Hits Daily, you have to see the folly of your plan. I cannot possibly think of an example of this level of failure that is even comparable. Can any of you?

Mr. President, you have now made GM stand for Government Motors making all taxpayers shareholders. You know what genius? There is a farking reason I don't buy stock in bankrupt companies. Care to guess that reason? Because they're farking bankrupt!!! You know better than most why GM went bankrupt but rather than let them take the necessary steps to return to a profitable position you paid back the UAW. Of course I understand why you did. They bought and paid for you. Why don't you ask the UAW just one question? "Why is it that Honda, Toyota, BMW, etc hourly employees average more than a dollar per hour than union auto workers but those companies cost of labor is nearly $30 per hour less than the union shops? Do you think that may have a bearing on their ability to be profitable, jackass?

Mr. President, you have proposed that we get into the health insurance business as well. Never mind the fact that we just don't have the money for it. Never mind that even though your administration is doubling and tripling soft taxes to scrounge for money. (this won't work for you by the way as sooner rather than later those that will be hit hardest by it will finally see the truth behind the bullshit that your party is the one that cares about them). What are we going to call this new venture? Blue Government? Government Cross? Not that it matters because if you manage to get this passed, and I think you will, it will be just one more nail in America's coffin.

Mr. President if your goal was to bring America to our knees, I'd say you're more than half way there. Please stop.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Funniest Joke I've Heard in a While

Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Redneck?

Here is a little test that will help you decide
You are walking down a deserted street with your wife and two smallchildren. Suddenly, an Islamic terrorist with a huge knife comes aroundthe corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities,praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you.

You are carrying a Glock cal. 40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do?
Democrat's Answer
Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!
Does the man look poor or oppressed?
Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack us like this?
Could we run away?
What does my wife think? What about the kids?
Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
What does the law say about this situation?
Does the Glock have an appropriate safety catch built into it?
Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind o fmessage does this send to society and to my children?
Is it possible he'd be happy with killing just me?
Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?
If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
Should I call 9-1-1 ?Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day, and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.This is all so confusing! I need to discuss withsome friends over a latte and try to come to a consensus.

Republican's Answer:
BANG!

Redneck's Answer:
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
Click.... (sounds of reloading)
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
Click....
Daughter: "Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?"
Son: "You got him, Pop! Can I shoot the next one?"
Wife: "You are NOT taking that to the taxidermist!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Judge Toole Subpoenas

The long awaited but completely expected subpoenas have arrived in his office. It appears that Bobby Powell gave the judge an unspecified sum of money (cough $82,000. cough, hack) for unspecified reasons (cough, favorable juvie center rulings, cough).

It sure seems down right foolish to me. Why sell your soul for such a pittance when you're already making over $150,000 per year? That truly is beyond me.

My sincere hope is that at the end of the day, Judge Toole fully cooperates with the Feds and tells them all about the juvie center scam. Particularly about whether anybody got paid for signing a lease for $58,000,000 for a facility the county could've owned for $9,000,000. Me thinks a couple of the other people involved, that have already been pinched, have already sung like songbirds and the feds just want a little more ammo.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sotomayor, Another Fight We Should Avoid

There are people on the right that are vigorously opposing her nomination to the Supreme Court. I say that this is yet again a fight that we cannot possibly win. We don't have the votes to block her. She will be confirmed and there is nothing we can do to stop that. Does that mean she's my ideal choice for the job? Of course not.

The only thing that will come of this is that we will further alienate our party from the fastest growing demographic in the country. At a time when we need to start doing what the dems have been doing for 30 years, this is the worst possible thing we can do.

Sorry ditto heads, but Rush Limbaugh could not possibly be more wrong about this. The reality is that Rush is an entertainer and is very good at his job. His job is to entertain us not to be the compass that we follow. At the end of the day, all he really cares about is his job. If you think what happens to the party is his primary concern, you are clueless.

The sad reality is the dems have been marketing to young voters ever since Rock the Vote. They have actively recruited them. They have fed them the message so often and in such large doses that you have to be a fat, old, wealthy, white man to be a Republican that they take it as fact rather than the pure bullshit that notion is. How many times have we all heard a democrat say "The democratic party is for the working man, Republicans only care about the rich"? I have heard many from our party counter that with something along the lines of " That's crap". The problem is, some of us just leave it at that rather than pointing out some basic facts that may at least put some doubt in that persons mind if not even get them thinking. My message here is to ask you to be positive, be excited, and be honest with them. Sure, you'll meet some hammer heads that are so brainwashed that their party could tell them it's night time at noon and they'd believe it but stay positive. If they are that far gone just agree to disagree with them and walk away.

As a party, we need to ask ourselves a few basic questions about the direction we need to go to make our country better. Those of us that are like moths to the flame and just can't resist getting into fights we can't win are doing more harm to the party than they can imagine. I'll ask about a couple of those fights and ask your opinions.

1. The fight we have made out of the abortion issue: Personally, I find abortion to be an affront to god at best and murder at worst. But has that changed the law of the land? NO. Abortion will never be illegal in America again regardless of how many lunatics go and kill Doctors that are just doing their job. Again, those of us that are that rabidly fanatical chase people away from our party when we need to grow more than ever. I say why night pick the parts of this fight we can win and fight them with the gloves off. Does anybody think if live birth abortion was constantly brought to their attention that the masses would still think it's an acceptable practice?? hell no. Do you think if the masses learned that the only surgical procedure a minor can have was an abortion and that we hammered that on TV that they'd find it acceptable? Again, hell no. Do we do those things? No! Our message seems to be "Let's alienate women voters because we don't want them any way" I ask you, how has that worked out for us???????

2.The fight we have made over homosexual rights: We have waged this war as long as I can remember. We seem incapable of learning from this. There are more gays living openly in our society than ever and there will be more every year. Is it possible that those that started this fight are wrong and they are actually born wired differently than heterosexuals? I'd say so. I say we should lead the fight to ensure equal rights for teh gheys (as they say on the internets.) and I mean the same exact rights as the rest of us have without exception!!!!!! I guess that might make me a bad Republican in some of your eyes but again, all we have done with this fight is push more people away from our party.

Flame away, I've got an asbestos suit!