Russ Diamond Visits Delco

Russ Diamond Visits Delco
Russ Diamond

Russ Diamond Visits Delco — State Rep. Russ Diamond will address the Delaware County Patriots, 7 p.m., Monday, April 17, at the Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall 19008.

Diamond, a Republican who represents the 102nd District, might be best known as the man who started the PaCleanSweep movement after state legislators voted themselves a pay raise in 2005 during a midnight season. This resulted with numerous high ranking officials being removed from office.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A sandwiches and other refreshments will be served.

RSVP here.

Five dollar donations are requested for those who attend.

Russ Diamond Visits Delco

Betsy Nelsen Guest Of Delco Pats

Betsy Nelsen Guest Of Delco Pats — Betsy Nelsen, who is the Northeast Regional Coordinator of Heritage Action, is the speaker at the Feb. 13 meeting of the Delaware County Patriots.

It’s 7 p.m., at the Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall Pa. 19008.

Betsy Nelsen Guest Of Delco PatsHeritage experts have played a prominent role on President Trump’s transition team.

Pizza, soft drinks, coffee and dessert will be provided. A $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of the room. Register here.

Betsy Nelsen Guest Of Delco Pats

Monumental Thanksgiving Fete

Monumental Thanksgiving Fete — The Delaware County Patriots will be having a Thanksgiving social, 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 at the Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, Pa. 19008.

Monumental Thanksgiving Fete
Preparing for a happy, thankful event.

We suspect it will be a happy one.

Dinner is pot luck and attendees are asked to contribute. It will be followed by a screening of the movie “Monumental”.

Door fee is $5 to cover the cost of the room.

Please RSVP at reginamsch@verizon.net.

Monumental Thanksgiving Fete

Steven Bucci 9/11 Speaker For Delco Pats

Steven Bucci,  a former Army Special Forces officer who has a doctorate in international relations, will be the speaker at an event to commemorate 9/11 sponsored by the Delaware County Patriots,  7 p.m., Sept. 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 327 N. Newtown Street Road (Route 252) Newtown Square, Pa. 19073.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Bucci is director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at Heritage Foundation and a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation for issues involving homeland security and sefense.

Bucci who commanded the  3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces,  led deployments to eastern
Africa, South Asia and the Persian Gulf — including Operation Desert
Thunder in 1998 in response to Saddam Hussein’s threats to violate the
no-fly zone over Iraq.

He was at the Pentagon on 9/11.

To register for the event visit here.

Successful Pa. Lobby Day

By Whitey Coyne

The Delco Patriots joined Americans for Prosperity ( AFP ) in a successful Lobby Day in Harrisburg on June 4.  A busload of Delco and King of Prussia Tea party members rallied in Harrisburg for a day of speeches, meetings with  local representatives and a powerful explanation of the “Common Core” educational issue by Dr. Peg Luksik. They were joined by patriots from Butler, Berks, Lehigh and Westmoreland counties.

The Common Core initiative is another effort by the federal government to control something that should remain a state and local responsibility.  In education, one size does not fit all and standards should not be reduced to the lowest common denominator. Local teachers and school boards should be the judge of what is appropriate, not federal bureaucrats.

Other issues discussed included “Pension Reform”, “Paycheck Protection” (No coerced union dues), “Prevailing Wage” and tax cuts for Pennsylvania businesses.

Pennsylvania has the second highest corporate tax rate in the United States at 9.99 percent. This high tax added to the federal and local tax burden  discourages employers from locating in Pennsylvania AND encourages PA businesses to locate in other states or overseas.

Delco Pats Hear GOP Senate Hopefuls

Delco Pats Hear GOP Senate Hopefuls — Five prospects for the Republican nomination to take on incumbent Little Bobby Casey in  next year’s senate race appeared before the Delaware County Patriots, Thursday, at the Knights of Columbus hall in Newtown Square.

Moderator was Kevin Kelly of The Loyal Opposition, a Philadelphia-based Tea Party group.

About 150 were in attendance.

Unfortunately, I was not one of them due to a being drafted for a pierogi-making project at my church.

Ali Carey, however, did cover the meeting and the story has been published here at PoliticsPa.Com.

Ali says the winners were Steve Welch and Sam Rohrer.

If anyone wants pierogies they can be had by calling Kathy at 610-328-4731. The fillings are potato and cheese and they are delicious. Price is $7 per dozen or three dozen for $20.

 

Delco Pats Hear GOP Senate Hopefuls

Adolph To Speak To Patriots

State Rep. Bill Adolph (R-165) of Springfield will be speaking to the Delaware County Patriots, 7 p.m., May 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall,  327 N. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073.

Adolph chairs the House Appropriations Committee.

The Patriots is the county’s Tea Party group.

Pols Make Pitches For A Plug By Patriots

Pols Make Pitches For A Plug By Patriots — Seven seeking office made pitches at tonight’s, March 24, meeting of the Delaware County Patriots, an indication of the growing influence of this Pennsylvania Tea Party group.

The event was held before a near capacity crowd at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Newtown Township.

Introducing their candidacies were Lisa Esler and John Dougherty who are running for the Penn Delco School Board; Frank DiBernardino who is running for the Garnet Valley School Board; Ed Partridge, a Marple Newtown School Director who is running for a Republican nomination for Newtown Supervisor; Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Panepinto who is running for a Republican nomination for state Commonwealth Court;  Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick who is running for state Superior Court; and Jay Russell who is running for a Republican nomination for Bucks County Commissioner.

School board candidates usually file on both tickets although Mrs. Esler, Dougherty and DiBernardino did not make it clear if they did. DiBernardino made an interesting point in his speech in which he promised a commitment to quality education and fiscal stewardship that the previous Garnet Valley superintendent had a salary of $275,000. He said he would endeavor to make the books of his district transparent.

The two seeking nominations to the state appellate courts noted they were the only ones on the ballot who are actually judges. Neither is supported by the state GOP establishment. Judge Panepinto said he is proudly pro life and does not believe in judicial activism. Judge Patrick described herself as a black woman with an Irish name. She said she is pro life, pro Second Amendment, pro traditional marriage and is a Born Again Christian.

The primary is May 17.

Also speaking was Paul Linkmeyer who won a committee seat in West Goshen Township in 2010. Linkmeyer explained the importance of committee seats and described how it is the committee people who pick the candidates. He encouraged all Tea Party people to either run for a committee seat in their district or get to know their committee person.

The Delco Patriots are having a Chat ‘N Chew Pizza Night, 6:30-9 at the Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall Pa. 19008. RSVP is required and can be made by calling 610-572-3442.

The group is also sponsoring U.S. Constitution Classes, starting April 27. Details can be found at DelcoPatriots.Com

Also, the group will have a flea market, May 1 at the Newtown Square Shopping Center, West Chester Pike and Route 252.

Its next general meeting is May 19.

Pols Make Pitches For A Plug By Patriots

Delco Patriots To Meet March 24

The Delaware County Patriots, the county’s Tea Party group, will meet 7 p.m., Thursday, March 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 327 N. Newtown Street Road (Route 252), Newtown Square 19073.

Speaker is Paul Linkmeyer who will explain the importance of committee seats.

Bring a friend. Reservations are not necessary.