Some tidbits recently gleaned concerning this November’s battle for the Pennsylvania Legislature reveal that when it comes to hypocrisy the Keystone State’s Democrats take second place to no one.
The Democrats nominee to fill the 26th District Senate Seat being vacated by Republican Ted Erickson is John Kane, who is business manager of Plumber’s Local #690. Kane, gritty man of the people, has a taxable income of $277,000.
Sure is sweet to be a union official. He says he is not quitting if he should win the race and will keep the $80,000 salary that comes with the seat along with the other bennies.
That wouldn’t quite make him a one percenter but it would likely put him in the 2 percenter category, which is where he probably is now.
His opponent is Delaware County Councilman Tom McGarrigle, who grew up in Springfield, attended a public vocational high school and runs a well-liked garage.
Meanwhile, the D’s picked a full-blown one-percenter to challenge long-time incumbent Bill Adolph for the 165th District seat in the State House.
The candidate, Charles Hadley, is a retired venture capitalist from Radnor who apparently has a net worth of over $100 million.
If you want your freedom and don’t want to live in a land where you have to kiss the rings of the rich and connected vote Republican.
Dem Delaware County Hypocrisy
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Knowledge is power.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-17-14
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Regina Scheerer has sent us the schedule for the six town halls that will be held for the proposed Springfield High School (Pa.) project the cost estimate of which is $150 million.
The first meeting is 7 p.m., Oct. 16 at the Springfield High School Auditorium, 49 W Leamy Ave, Springfield, PA 19064.
The schedule of meetings can be found here.
Note if state law is changed the cost will drop by $30 million over night.
Springfield High School Project Town Halls
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-16-14
Seventy percent of Americans have visited either Disneyland or Disney World.
Many still remember the view of the Publicker Distillery while crossing the Walt Whitman Bridge and its billboards for Old Hickory Bourbon and other products.
Others remember how the 40-acre site on Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia became a polluted Superfund scandal after it closed in 1982.
In its heyday in the 1950s, it was one of the giants of the liquor industry with a plant in Scotland producing Inver House Scotch, named for owner Simon Neuman’s Radnor home, and was the world’s biggest buyer of Cuban molasses.
The company got into the booze business in 1933 with the end of Prohibition.
Fortune magazine ran a optimistic story at the time about how Harry Publicker — founder and Neuman’s father-in-law — was going to shake up the booze business by making drinkable whiskey without aging it. One supposes they were right. Here is the link.
Publicker Distillery At The Beginning
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Everything has an end but link sausage has two.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-15-14
A bit of bad news. Most people by age 60 have lost 50 percent of their taste buds and over 40 percent of their sense of smell.
Hello! I am excited to tell you that this year, my school, the Springfield Literacy Center, is holding a walk-a-thon fundraiser! On Friday, October 3rd, every child at my school will walk one lap around the field. Each child has been asked to raise money from family and friends to contribute to this fundraiser. In the past, money gained through fundraising has been used for assemblies by Makin’ Music and The Franklin Institute, after school clubs, playground equipment and necessary supplies for our school.
Donating is simple and your contribution will help me be entered into raffles to earn great prizes! To donate online via Pay Pal simply go to www.ssdcougars.org/webpages/slchs/walkathon.cfm and follow the steps to donate. You do not need a PayPal account to donate online. If you prefer to send a check, please make the check payable to SLC Home & School and send it to the Springfield Literacy Center H & S at 210 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Please include my name on the memo line!
Thank you so much for your time and support.
Help Samantha With Walkathon