The committee members of the 161st District of the Pennsylvania State House, tonight, May 28, overwhelmingly tapped a man who six months earlier had been actively fighting to get a liberal Democrat in the State Senate.
Four-fifths of those in attendance reportedly voted for Paul Mullen to be the party’s nominee in a special election Aug. 4 to replace Republican Joe Hackett who resigned claiming he wanted to return to law enforcement.
Mullen is the president of the Delaware County AFL-CIO. He actively campaigned for Democrat John Kane last fall against Republican good guy Tom McGarrigle in the 26th District State Senate Race. In 2010, he supported Democrat Joe Sestak against Republican Pat Toomey. Would he support Sestak again next year if there should be a rematch? That question was apparently not asked. The only question asked of him reportedly involved real estate taxes and his answer was he did not have one.
The nomination is expected to become official next week.
The only other person interviewed by the committee was Lisa Esler, who unlike Mullen, holds a public office namely Penn Delco School Director. In the May 19 primary election, Mrs. Esler was the top vote-getter on both Republican and Democrat ballots to retain her seat. She has developed a reputation for tackling the cronyism prevalent in state politics.
Could that be the reason four-fifths of the committee members voted against her?
How far labor has fallen. The message is now join us and we will fight to get you below minimum wage jobs.
Why they are doing this is obvious. Many businesses will no longer be profitable when forced to pay the newly mandated wages hence they will either:
Layoff workers to reach an employee level that they can afford. This means that the employees who remain will be expected to work harder for their paycheck
It is feared that Hollywood is going to be especially affected.
Really stupid people are running government. Really stupid.
Money is a useful, beneficial communications tool. It is nothing more. It is not magic. It is not something to be worshiped. It does not automatically solve problems, despite what the progressive and “social justice” warrior types think.
“The gentlemen in Washington seem to genuinely believe that if they measure their penises in picas they’ll all be Jonah Falcon — in reality, their interns won’t notice any difference,” Williamson wrote.
The point can’t be made any better — except maybe by the union leaders who say they will fight for their members to be paid less than minimum wage.
Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Mark this well, you proud men of action: You are nothing but the unwitting agents of the men of thought who often, in quiet self-effacement, mark out most exactly all your doings in advance. Heinrich Heine
What’s the connection between Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid? Curly Bill Brocius who was famously sent to Boot Hill by Earp was partners with Robert Martin. Martin for a time ran with the Jesse Evans gang known as “The Boys”. The Kid was also a member of this group. Or you can just cite the movie Easy Rider in which the protagonists took their names from Wyatt and Billy.
The only downside is that the story was written before the dynamic, break-the-mold mayor, John Linder, lost the Democrat primary on May 19, to State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, a man whose political record consists mostly of pandering and hackery.
Yes Miranda, it takes up to six months for scurvy to develop in healthy people after vitamin C is removed from the diet. Even then only a tiny daily amount is enough to keep a person healthy. Something to consider the next time you sail the South Seas.
Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books.
The South won the first, Fort Sumter, and last, Palmito Ranch, battles of the Civil War.
The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, occurred May 12-13, 1865 more than a month after Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. Historians today are still confused as to why it was fought. Union Private John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana is believed to have been the last man killed in combat.
The final Confederate unit to surrender was the 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles stationed in Doaksville Indian Territory and commanded by Brigadier General Stand Watie. They did it on June 23, 1865