Bryn Mawr Banker Faces Sex Crime Charges

By Pattie Price

A Bryn Mawr banker waived a hearing on charges relating to sex with minors, Aug. 15, after testimony began, during a hearing before Magisterial District Judge Dave Lang.

Andrew Milligan, 35, is facing 29 counts of possession of child pornography, 29 counts of criminal use of communication facility, one count of corruption of minors, and photographing sexual acts. In exchange for the waiver the charge of contact with a minor relating to sexual offences was withdrawn.

The charges stem from an investigation initiated be Delaware County CID Detectives Lisa Carroll and Ed Pisani, Aug. 23, 2012 when they were contacted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

According to the affidavit, Carroll and Pisani acted on a tip that Milligan was posing as a 15-year-old girl who was asking other teens to send him sexually explicit pictures. He used the name Stacy Markson.

Pisani searched Facebook and located a Stacy Markson. Stacy’s profile picture appeared to match the images on Milligan’s computer. Stacy was also located on Google, My Space,, Followgram, and

Stacy’s birthday on her Facebook account was 10-5-97. Milligan’s birthdate is 10-5-77.
Pisani obtained a court order to identify the Comcast account and learned the account was in Milligan’s wife’s name.

Carroll obtained a search warrant and CID Detective Dave Peifer confiscated an iPad, a MacBook Pro, a Nikon camera, one flash drive, and seven CD/DVD’s from Milligan’s residence.

Twenty-seven videos and three pictures of apparent child pornography were found. Twenty-nine videos depicted children under 18.

Milligan is scheduled for a Sept. 12 arraignment in Common Pleas Court.

State Senator Ted Erickson Won’t Seek Re-election

State Senator Ted Erickson Won’t Seek Re-election — State Sen. Edwin “Ted” Erickson won’t seek re-election in 2014, it has been announced. Erickson has  has represented the 26th District of Pennsylvania since winning a special election in 2001 after his predecessor Joe Loeper, pleaded guilty to tax-cheating and was forced to resign. State Senator Ted Erickson Won't Seek Re-election

Erickson, 74, is a Republican. He easily won re-election in 2010.

Erickson served on Delaware County Council from 1982 to 1989 before becoming the county’s executive director. Before that his election to county council he had been the chief administrative officer for Upper Darby Township.

Erickson has a Ph.D in biochemistry and micobiology from Bryn Mawr College. Before entering government service he was a tenured assistant professor of biology at Hamilton College where he taught microbiology, biochemistry and general biology. He also taught general biology, anatomy and physiology, cell physiology and zoology at Drexel University and East Stroudsburg State College  He is a former member of the Army Science Board.

State Senator Ted Erickson Won’t Seek Re-election

Montco Dem Activist Allegedly Took Boy’s Photo In Restroom

Montco Dem Activist Allegedly Took Boy’s Photo In Restroom — A Lansdale man has been charged  by Orange County, Fla.,  with one count of felony video voyeurism against a child younger than 16 years of age for taking a photo of a young boy in a restroom stall at Walt Disney World on Aug. 2
The charge was duly reported by NBC10. Certain things, however, were left out that one is confident would otherwise would not have been if things had not been just a tad different — namely his political affiliation.

The accused, Joseph M. Cionzynski, 59, you see, is active with Friends of Lansdale, a left-leaning political action committee that supported the Democratic Party establishment against a couple of of party mavericks, according to, which notes that he is also works for the National Labor Relations Board.

Cionzynski allegedly placed his cell phone under the stall and took several photographs of the boy, age 8, who was sitting on the toilet. The boy saw what was occurring and ran from the room crying. He got his mother and the two re-entered the room where the boy was able to identify Cionzynski by his shoes.

Cionzynski voluntarily turned the phone over to a sheriff’s deputy who did not find pictures of the child but did find two pictures of adult genitalia. The phone was seized  and Cionzynski was given a trespass warning but not arrested.  Investigators later found pictures of the boy, however, according to

An arrest warrant was issued Aug.15 and Cionzynski was arrested in Montco for extradition.

Wonder where Cionzynski stands on gay marriage? You think he might have supported D. Bruce Hanes for Montgomery County Register of Wills?

Hat tip

Obamacare Ends Kids Health Coverage

Obamacare Ends Kids Health Coverage

“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be
able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan,
you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take
it away, no matter what.”
–Barack Obama, June 15, 2009

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”
Barack Obama, Aug 11, 2009

“Ha ha. Fooled ya.”
Obamacare Summer 2013

The Pittsburgh Tribune reported, yesterday, Aug. 20, that employers are planning on making their workers pay their own costs for health insurance for their children and pay extra — up to $125 per month — to keep their spouses covered.

Obamacare Ends Kids Health CoverageIt said to expect the actions to start taking place in 2015.

A lot of these people voted for Obama. They trusted him. They couldn’t get it through their heads that the guys real constituency was Wall Street investment banks, corrupt big-city politicians and GS15 federal bureaucrats.

Fooled you once, shame on you. Fooled you twice, shame on me. Hey Obama voters, hang your heads for you have been fooled twice. You have shamed yourselves — unless you are a Wall Street investment banker corrupt big-city politician or  GS15 federal bureaucrat, of course.

Obamacare Ends Kids Health Coverage

Grilled Peached Hamsteak — Tonight’s Meal

Grilled Peached HamsteakGrilled Peached Hamsteak — Tonight’s meal by Chef Bill Sr. was a ham steak grilled with fresh peaches preceded by a salad of fresh tomatoes and peppers with cottage cheese — thank you Chris and Cynthia.

The side was leftover baked beans atop rice — an excellent way to use leftover baked beans.

The wine was a homemade Valpolicella.

The dessert by Mrs. Chef Bill Sr. was chocolate pudding with homemade whipped cream.

Grilled Peached Hamsteak — Tonight’s Meal

Elmore Leonard R.I.P.

Elmore Leonard R.I.P. — Author Elmore Leonard died this morning, Aug. 20, at his home in in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. He was 87.

Mr. Leonard was a  Navy veteran of World War II who wrote numerous best sellers many of which were turned into major motion pictures. They ranged from westerns such as Valdez is Coming and Hombre  starring Burt Lancaster and Paul Newman, respectively to action dramas such as Mr. Majestyk, and humor-tinged yet violent crime stories such as Get Shorty and Rum Punch which became the film Jackie Brown.

The western-classic 3:10 to Yuma was based on a short story he wrote in 1953. The FX series Justified  is revolves around his character U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens who appears in several of his novels.

R.I.P. Mr. Leonard.


Elmore Leonard R.I.P.

Answering Machine Message And Other Jokes

Courtesy of Cathy Craddock

Answering machine message, “I am not available right now, but thank you for caring enough to call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message after the beep. If I do not return your call, you are one of the changes.”


I just took a leaflet out of my mailbox, informing me that I can have sex at 79.
I’m so happy, because I live at number 71.
So it’s not too far to walk home afterwards.
And since it’s the same side of the street
I don’t even have to cross the road!


My wife and I had words,
but I didn’t get to use mine.

Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your


Blessed are those who can give without remembering
and take without forgetting.

The irony of life is that, by the time you’re old

enough to know your way around, you’re
not going anywhere.

God made man before woman so as to give him time
to think of an answer for her first question.

I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.

Every morning is the dawn of a new error.

The quote of the month is by Jay Leno: “With hurricanes, tornadoes, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?”

Cryptowit Puzzle 8-17-13

Cryptowit Puzzle 8-17-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

Cbqs ks zsofb hc dfom kwhv cif vsofhg, obr bch cif zwdg ; ks hfizm psuwb hc vojs o qcbjsfgohwcb kwhv Ucr.

Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Lin Yutang

Charges Of Receiving Stolen Property Upheld

By Pattie Price

Kevin Brown, 28, of Newtown Square, Pa., waived a hearing before Magisterial District Judge Lee Hunter on the charge of receiving stolen property. In exchange for the waiver the charge of theft by unlawful taking or disposition was withdrawn. The charges stem from an incident 3:30 p.m., May 11, at a home in the 400 block of Merlin Road.

According to the affidavit, Newtown Sgt. Dan Dougherty responded to investigate a report of several items, valued at $3,344, stolen from her home the previous day. Discovered missing was a laptop, and two large televisions.

Brown was remanded to the George W. Hill Correctional Facility when he was unable to post 10 percent of $10,000 bail. He is scheduled for a Sept. 12 arraignment in Common Pleas Court.

Hollywood Movies Aren’t Leftist

Hollywood movies aren’t letist By Chris Freind

News flash: Leftist Hollywood is at it again! “Elysium,’ the summer blockbuster starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, has, dare we say it, political overtones, which numerous right-wing groups have denounced as liberal propaganda.

What a surprise.

Honestly, I’m not sure what’s more annoying: These folks sounding like a broken record about the horrors of “liberal’ Hollywood, or the fact that they are, flat-out, completely wrong.

If they stopped blathering for just a second and looked at the real Tinseltown, they would realize that A.) the vast majority of movies have much more of a conservative tilt than a liberal one, and B.) they’d be a whole lot better off becoming part of the entertainment industry instead of incessantly complaining, but doing nothing to change it. In other words, try lighting a few candles instead of cursing the darkness.

A big part of the problem is that too many fail to see the difference between those who produce, direct and star in movies versus the messages of the movies themselves.

Are many, if not most, individuals in the industry politically liberal? No question. But, overall, their movies are not. And that’s because the Hollywood masterminds aren’t dumb. They inherently understand that if they produced films that were leftist in nature, they would lose billions by alienating a huge chunk of American moviegoers. And make no mistake — Hollywood’s first goal is to make money.

The proof is in the pudding, as the most common themes of the biggest movies are anything but far-left: Good guys carrying guns; self-reliance; redemption; racial harmony; fighting for freedom against impossible odds; standing up against corporate greed; stopping terrorists; telling the truth despite the consequences; keeping families together and the rewards of a strong work ethic. Oh, and did we mention good guys carrying guns? (Emphasis on that one never hurts).

So where exactly is that infamous liberal bias? And how do any of the above qualify as leftist indoctrination?

Instead of embracing Hollywood for what it does “right,’ too many on the right ignore the good and instead throw fire to get their 30-second sound bite or use the “liberal Hollywood elite’ line to raise money.

Take all the recent criticism of “Elysium.’ The standard attack line is that it’s a sci-fi socialism pic, portraying the haves versus the have-nots by highlighting the issues of class warfare, health care only for the rich and immigration.

Damon’s character, a factory worker on overpopulated (and slummy) Earth who receives an accidental lethal dose of radiation, can only be saved by obtaining medical treatment on the space station orbiting Earth, which happens to house all the rich 1 percenters. To get there, though, he makes a deal to take up arms and steal (evil) government secrets. While set in the future, critics — and director Neill Blomkamp himself — agree the movie reflects life in the present.

OK, let’s review. Is America increasingly a place where there are haves and have-nots, where the middle class is disappearing, and where class warfare is becoming a way of life? Is there not a major health care crisis, where people now value health care above owning a home, where millions are uninsured, and where those with “money’ are much more likely to receive high-quality care? And do we not have a raging debate about immigration, from open borders to security walls to amnesty for illegals?

So why all the criticism for a movie that asks legitimate questions? Is the right so scared of its own ideas that it can’t defend them, rather than solely resorting to attacks?


Maybe if Republicans stopped their unproductive bashing and offered positive solutions, while holding their own accountable for their (many) mistakes, movies like “Elysium’ wouldn’t hit so close to home.

Is universal health care the answer? Of course not. But it’s not productive, nor accurate, to just blame President Barack Obama (and “liberal’ Hollywood) for these problems, as both parties are equally guilty in driving us to where we stand today.

When the Republicans under George W. Bush had six years and all the power to fix these things, they chose to do nothing. No free-market solutions to health care, no reining in the greed of insurance companies, no border walls, no rational solution for the millions of illegals beyond the insane “deport them all’ line. No overhaul of the immoral tax system, no energy independence, and no reduction in massive government spending, all of which would have led to a more prosperous and exponentially larger middle class — and a vast reduction in the us-against-them mentality that so many Americans now harbor toward their fellow countrymen.

Like it or not, these problems are upon us and they’re only getting worse. If it takes a movie like “Elysium’ to finally make us think about and, hopefully, deal with them, then so be it.

The right would be wise to embrace this movie, engaging in constructive dialogue, rather than cowering behind worn-out attack lines that only serve to marginalize their worthy ideas.

Agree with director Blomkamp’s themes or not, it is commendable that he has put out yet another movie (“District 9′ and its take on the horrors of apartheid was his first blockbuster) that makes us take a hard look at the future. And that future — our future — is now.