Mango Visiting Andy’s Diner

Mango Visiting Andy’s Diner — Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango will hold a meet and greet 9-10 a.m., tomorrow, Feb. 15 at Andy’s Diner, 505 W Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428.

Information about Mango can be found here.

Mango Visiting Andy’s Diner

Mango Visiting Andy's Diner

 

Mango Vs Wagner Splits Tea Partiers

Mango Vs Wagner Splits Tea Partiers — A lot of stuff is flying at us concerning the GOP gubernatorial battle. State Sen. Scott Wagner, of course, is being savaged for his strange support of bathroom bills giving a man — among other things — by-right access to Interstate ladies rooms because he claims to feel like a woman.

That he canceled an appearance at a forum, Sunday (Feb. 11) hosted  by the Pennsylvania Family Council has not helped him.

Wagner of York County, however, ended up being a strong supporter of President Trump during his 2016 campaign and has been outspoken in his opposition to Pennsylvania’s cronyism and corruption.

And Wagner is pro life and pro Second Amendment.

His main opponent, Paul Mango from Allegheny County, is being attacked for being a senior partner of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co, which was recently contracted by Gov. Tom Wolf for a study concerning the state budget. Mango is also getting grief for having backed Jeb Bush in the last GOP presidential primary. Mango, however, got on board the Trump train when he secured the nomination.

And Mango, a graduate of West Point who served with the 82nd Airborne Division, has hired Trump strategist David Urban and obtained the endorsement of Trump ally Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.

He also is right on the right issues.

For what it’s worth, either man is an infinite improvement over Tom Wolf. We’d back Wagner in a heartbeat but for his backing the bizarre bathroom bills. As it is, we lean towards Mango.

Mango Vs Wagner Splits Tea Partiers

Mango Vs Wagner Splits Tea Partiers

 

 

 

Lunch With Joe Billie

Lunch With Joe Billie
Joe Billie

Lunch With Joe Billie — We just finished a lunch with Joe Billie, who may be the only declared Republican candidate seeking to to replace out-going  Pat Meehan in Pennsylvania’s 7th District.

Billie says a Chadds Ford man has also officially declared but we can’t find much about him.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Jan. 22 that the congressional districts established in 2010 and used for three election cycles were unconstitutional and ordered them redrawn . Today (Feb. 9) is the deadline but as of this writing the new boundaries are unknown to us. Billie is a resident of Aston, however, and it is a pretty safe bet that Aston will be included.

Billie began his campaign months ago angered by Meehan’s attitude towards veterans — Meehan was the only Republican to vote against the VA Accountability Act of 2015 — and his  hypocritical disavowal of then candidate Trump two weeks before the 2016 election.

A veteran himself, Billie left classes at Delaware County Community College in 1990 to join the Navy when Operation Desert Shield began. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS America eventually rising to the rank of petty officer. He was involved in numerous actions in the Persian Gulf, Bosnia and Somalia.

Leaving the service in 1994,  Billie returned to college pursing a degree in criminal justice. He became active in the community re-joining the Folcroft Fire Co. where he grew up. He rose to the position of chief and also became the borough’s fire marshal. He became an assistant fire marshal in Aston after moving to that town.

Billie re-enlisted in the Naval Reserve after 9/11.

He works at the Kimberly Clark paper mill in Chester  and is a member of the United Steelworkers.

Billie is married to a (legal) immigrant from Portugal and has two children, one of whom will be starting  college in the fall.

He describes himself as a constitutional conservative and is right on just about everything. For details see his website.

He says he understands  teamwork and that working with Dems is key in the 7th District.

Lunch With Joe Billie

Governors Run Alone Notes Gale

Governors Run Alone Notes Gale
Joe Gale

Governors Run Alone Notes Gale — Montco Commissioner Joe Gale who is among those running for the GOP lieutenant governor nomination in the May 15 primary, has observed that that gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango may be on the verge of announcing a lieutenant governor “running mate.”

“If so, this would be the same mistake gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner made when choosing RINO Jeff Bartos to be his so-called “running mate,” Gale says.

Gale notes that there is no such thing as a joint ticket in the Republican primary for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. These are two separate and distinct races.

“Don’t be fooled by fake tickets between now and the May 15th primary election,” he said. “I am the only Lieutenant Governor candidate that can help the eventual Republican gubernatorial nominee defeat Democrat Tom Wolf in November when there truly is a Republican ticket chosen by the Republican voters of Pennsylvania.”

Governors Run Alone Notes Gale

Charlton Gets Primary Opponent

Charlton Gets Primary Opponent
Regina Scheerer

Charlton Gets Primary Opponent –Regina Scheerer has announced that she will be taking on incumbent State Rep. Alex Charlton of the 165th District in the Republican Primary.

Mrs. Scheerer is a retired middle school math teacher. She has lived in Springfield for 40 years and has 12 grandchildren.

Charlton’s vote against a bill that would limit abortions in Pennsylvania to 20 weeks — the present limit is 24 weeks — was the final straw for her albeit there was much leading up to it.

Here is her statement explaining why she is running:

Dear Neighbors and Friends in Springfield—I will be challenging our State Representative Alex Charlton in the upcoming May Primary on May 15.

First I must get my name on the ballot.

In order to do that, I need 300 valid signatures of registered Republican voters in Springfield, Marple and Radnor Townships, and Morton Boro, on petitions to be circulated starting next Tuesday, February 13 and ending on Wednesday, February 28.

Since signatures on petitions may be challenged, and therefore voided, we need 600 signatures altogether.

I need volunteers to go to registered Republican voters in their neighborhoods to collect these signatures.

I will give you a list of the Republican voters in your neighborhoods along with instructions.

An alternative to going door-to-door would be to host 20 – 30 registered Republican voters at your house for an hour, I would come to speak to them and then they would sign the petition.

A combination of both may work for you also.

Why am I doing this?

The main reason is that Alex Charlton ran and was elected as a pro-life Republican. (Pro-life is a platform of the Republican Party.)

He recently voted against a bill that would have limited abortions in PA to 20 weeks (5 months) gestation, which is more than half the time of a woman’s full term pregnancy.

It would not have taken away a woman’s right to an abortion, but it would have lowered the allowable time in PA from 24 weeks to 20 weeks.

16 other states have already adopted the 20 week limit.

The bill also would have banned the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortions.

A Delaware County Republican representative has never voted against a pro-life bill.

Alex Charlton’s pro-abortion vote is incompatible with the Republican Party and incompatible with those who respect Life.

Rest assured, I will not be a one-issue candidate. There are other issues directly affecting PA taxpayers; one, that is especially impacting Springfield School District taxpayers with the building of the new high school, is the required “prevailing wage”.

Charlton Gets Primary Opponent

Charlton Gets Primary Opponent

 

Gay Extremist Gift Gets Wagner Grief

Gay Extremist Gift Gets Wagner Grief
Fun to stay at the YWCA?

Gay Extremist Gift Gets Wagner Grief  — A $5,000 contribution by a gay extremist in 2015 to a political action committee headed by Scott Wagner is getting the GOP gubernatorial hopeful quite a bit of grief.

A lot, lot of grief.

The money was given by Tim Gill to Reform PA PAC,  which Wagner chairs. Wagner won an historic write-in special election in March 2014 to represent the York County-centered 28th District. He campaigned as a Tea Party candidate against corruption, cronyism and indifference by the Republican establishment.

He won a full term that fall.

While Wagner has been outspokenly good on certain issues such as the state’s scandalous pension system, he seems to have managed to get himself most identified with a bizarre crusade to prohibit businesses and institutions from making distinctions based on biological sex.

He has co-sponsored a series of “bathroom bills“, a term with which Wagner wrongly takes issue  as there is no doubt that these bills would  grant by-right access for males calling themselves female to women’s restrooms and girls’ school sports.

Wagner has said that ending privacy for women (and girls) was not his intent and that he merely wants to stop LGBQWHATEVER people from being discriminated by business.

That’s almost as bad, Scott. The elimination of  the concept of “protected groups” should be the goal of decent, thinking people, not their expansion.

Being a member of a “protected group” is not helpful. Business owners — as we’d expect you to understand — base the vast majority of hiring decisions on whether the employee will make life easier. Protected group membership is something that makes business owners walk on eggshells and that is, by far, the main reason protected group members face — understandable — discrimination.

Gays, who are not yet a protected group, certainly aren’t facing economic hardship in this country and that gets us to Tim Gill.

Gill is the mega-rich gay extremist who wants to “punish” those who question his lifestyle choices. This always means stifling debate about legitimate concerns and usually means personal destruction. He is a bad, corrupting man.

Gay Extremist Gift Gets Wagner Grief

 

 

 

 

Peg Luksik Enters Lt Gov Race 2018

Peg Luksik Enters Lt Gov Race 2018 — Pro-life and education activist Peg Luksik has announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor and is circulating petitions to enter the Republican Primary on May 15.

We love Peg as we do Gordon Denlinger, the former 99th District state rep who is also seeking the job.

We are, however, going to stick with Monto Commissioner Joe Gale. Joe is young and the job would be an excellent stepping stone to other positions for advancing the causes of freedom and sanity and ending cronyism.

We are concerned, however, that so many good candidates will split the vote allowing Jeff Bartos, a not-so-good candidate and the establishment choice, to waltz to victory.

Peg Luksik Enters Lt Gov Race 2018

Peg Luksik Enters Lt Gov Race 2018

 

Joe Gale Explains Campaign

Joe Gale Explains Campaign

Joe Gale Explains CampaignBy Joe Gale

I am running to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania because families and taxpayers across this great state deserve a proven conservative watchdog who can be trusted to clean out the cesspool in Harrisburg.

For too long, the Commonwealth has been disgraced by criminal politicians and unethical judges who have tarnished the offices they held and embarrassed the citizens they served. In recent years alone, State Treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty of extortion, Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to prison, and two Supreme Court Justices were caught sending pornography on state-issued email accounts. Ending this culture of corruption demands leadership guided by common-sense and moral character: qualities which I will bring to the office of Lieutenant Governor.

In 2015, when the Montgomery County Republican Committee chose a former board member of Planned Parenthood and a tax delinquent as their endorsed candidates for County Commissioner, common-sense and moral character were the cornerstones of my successful grassroots campaign for County Commissioner. Primary voters were inspired by my courage to challenge a flawed ticket that lacked the core conservative values of protecting innocent life and practicing fiscal responsibility. Following my historic Primary Election win, resentful GOP party bosses at the county and state level colluded to spend over $100,000 in a desperate effort to smear me and defeat me in the November General Election.

That year, one of the GOP establishment insiders who funded the pro-abortion Commissioner candidate in the primary and actively opposed me in the general, was Jeff Bartos. Jeff Bartos paid for the mailing and distribution of a Republican Party fall sample ballot which excluded my name and ultimately led to the Democrat Party maintaining control of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. See Bartos Ballot. 

 To this day, Jeff Bartos remains a self-serving political opportunist. Most recently, he abandoned his failed bid for the U.S. Senate by jumping to the Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor’s race. So, don’t believe his current campaign claims that he’s a “conservative outsider” because the facts prove Jeff Bartos is an entrenched insider who has a long history of donating to Democrats.

Despite the sabotage efforts of insider Jeff Bartos and his party boss allies, I was elected Montgomery County Commissioner – the first in history to do so without the support of either major political party establishment.

Since assuming the role of Montgomery County’s highest elected office, I am the only Commissioner – Republican or Democrat – in over a decade to vote against a tax increase. In addition, I voted ‘NO’ to the county vehicle registration fee, led the charge against onerous business regulations, and exposed sweetheart backroom deals and eyebrow-raising campaign contributions that set the agenda of a courthouse controlled by left-wing liberals.

I have also used my influence to defend conservative values outside of Montgomery County. In 2017, when Reading School District was looking to place Planned Parenthood guidance counselors in Reading High School, I was the only elected official at the county, state, or federal level to go to Berks County and join disenfranchised families and students in opposing this depraved plan. That effort made national news when the Democrat school board said ‘NO’ in a 5-4 vote.

In 2016, I was honored to be the first elected official in Pennsylvania to formally endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States at a time when many were still discrediting his chances of securing the Republican Party nomination.

Among other things, Donald Trump’s primary and general election victories taught us that the electorate is better at picking winners than establishment insiders. As such, the nominee for Lieutenant Governor was designed to be elected by Pennsylvania’s 3.2 million registered Republican voters, not selected by gubernatorial candidates or GOP dealmakers.

In truth, I am both the proven winner Republicans need on the November ticket to defeat Governor Tom Wolf and the proven conservative watchdog Pennsylvanians need to restore common-sense and moral character in Harrisburg.

Thank You & God Bless

Mr. Gale’s website can be found here and he can be followed on Facebook here.

Joe Gale Explains Campaign

 

 

Joe Gale Lieutenant Governor

Joe Gale Lieutenant GovernorJoe Gale Lieutenant Governor — Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale announced minutes ago on the Dom Giordano Show that he will be running for lieutenant governor.

Gale is a Republican. The primary election is May 15.

He says his goal is to end the culture of corruption in Pennsylvania.

He said this applies to Republicans as well. He noted that Gov. Tom Corbett had Republican majorities in the House and Senate and while they couldn’t pass voter ID or defend marriage  they did manage to give us the highest gas tax in the nation.

“The GOP establishment is worried about (my candidacy),” he said.

Jeff Bartos is the man the party bosses want. Gale says that Bartos, a well-connected businessman, has donated to Democrats and opposed him during his Commissioner race.

You can follow Gale on Facebook for updates or visit his website.

Joe Gale Lieutenant Governor

 

Kurt Holland In The 91st District

Kurt Holland In The 91st District
Kurt Holland with wife Janet and John Quincy Adams.

Kurt Holland In The 91st District — School teacher Kurt Holland has announced that he will take on long-time incumbent State Rep. Dan Moul in the 91st District Republican Primary, May 15.

The district is in Adams County.

Moul has represented  it  since 2007. Is he a bad guy? Don’t know, but the Pennsylvania GOP hasn’t done squat since he’s been in regarding the issues crushing its citizens (pension reform, banning school strikes, fighting union corruption) and Moul hasn’t made a lot of noise about them.

He seems to be content enjoying his $85,338.65 salary (not counting health benefits, pension and per diems) and sponsoring routine legislation such as bills that amend the Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act.

Nothing that makes us think that he’s worth $85,338.65 anyway.

Holland, a resident of Cumberland Township, served in the Army and National Guard from 1988 to 1999 as a medical specialist ending with a rank of E-5. He now teaches special education in Baltimore city schools. His wife Janet is a human resources specialist  at The Daughters Of Charity in Emmitsburg.

Holland says he has worked on farms since he was eight. He has served as an Adams County committeeman, state delegate on several occasions and was vice president of the Young Republicans.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Liberty University.

He is conservative on the important issues.

One can either fuss and fume about why legislators like Moul don’t have term limits or give guys like Holland a chance.

We say, give Holland a chance. Drain the swamp in Harrisburg.

 

Kurt Holland In The 91st District