Val DiGiorgio Replacing Gleason?

Val DiGiorgio Replacing Gleason?
The next head of the Pennsylvania Republican Party?

Val DiGiorgio Replacing Gleason? — A little birdie told us that Chester County Republican Chairman Val DiGiorgio has the inside track to replace  Rob Gleason as chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party.

Former Congresswoman Melissa Hart, who has quite a bit of influence in state-wide GOP circles, was reportedly boosting him big at the Feb. 15  Spirit of Lincoln Dinner hosted by the Allegheny County Republican Party out there in Pittsburgh.

If our birdie is accurate, we betcha Montco Dem boss Josh Shapiro is quietly cheering.

Val DiGiorgio Replacing Gleason?

Wolf Delco Rally Dem Fiasco As Budget Becomes Issue

Wolf Delco Rally Dem Fiasco As Budget Becomes IssueGov. Tom Wolf this Halloween afternoon came to Media, Pa. to try to get a Philly union boss’ brother elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court but was instead met with a crowd demanding he  “sign the budget” and “give us books.”

The Democrat rally held on Veterans Square was probably more than half Wolf opponents. At least 100 persons attended.

One protester from Saint Dorthy’s School in Drexel Hill noted that the children have no textbooks and teachers are mimeographing lessons.

Penn Delco School Director Lisa Esler expressed anger and disgust with the governor’s political actions.

“I don’t think it’s fair  or even ethical for state law to require a school district to pass a budget on time, collect our money and then hold the money hostage,” she said.

That’s what your ego has wrought Governor.

The state legislature passed $30.179 billion budget on June 30 that was a 3.6 percent increase over the previous year and would have increased education spending by $100 million.

Wolf Delco Rally Dem Fiasco As Budget Becomes Issue
Little children plead for Gov. Tom Wolf to set his ego aside and get them school books.

Wolf vetoed it.

He also rejected a recent proposal to increase education spending by $400 million if he agrees to liquor privatization and pension reform.

He also has refused to use line-item veto power to make changes that he doesn’t want and, most tellingly, arrogantly refused to sign temporary spending measures.

Wherever one stands on the political spectrum one must be ashamed of this governor and his ego-driven agenda.

Attending the rally with Wolf and those seeking local office were the Dem Supreme Court ticket and U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. significantly adding to the embarrassment.

It should be noted that Wolf was the only speaker that got significant grief from the crowd.

Wolf Delco Rally Dem Fiasco As Budget Becomes Issue


Labor Backs Delco GOP Slate

Pete Peterson has informed us that the GOP Delaware County Council ticket has been endorsed by The Delaware County Committee of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council.Labor Backs Delco GOP Slate

That’s probably not going to increase its standing among my readers.

The ticket is all incumbent: Colleen Morrone of Concord, John McBlain of Aldan, and Mike Culp of Springfield, who is serving out the remainder of new state Sen. Tom McGarrigle’s term.

Union endorsement aside, I’m going to have no problem hitting the button for them this November. Complain all you can about the state and federal Republicans but Delco is one of the better run Pennsylvania counties.

Pete points out that Delaware County has an unemployment rate lower than the national average and is experiencing job growth. The county Republicans deserve undeniable credit for this as it was the policies of the other party that almost sent it into the tank.

I’ve actually worked with McBlain on an issue and found him to be serious, decent and dedicated.

The ticket is unopposed in the May 19 primary and may very well be unopposed in the General Election on Nov. 3. For the record, the Dems should be allowed on the ballot.

Labor Backs Delco GOP Slate



Cruz Spanks Franken

Forty-nine Democrats in the U.S. Senate led by former Saturday Night Live comedy writer Al Franken of Minnesota have proposed a Constitutional amendment that would declare that First Amendment speech protection does not apply to corporations.

These brilliant (that’s sarcasm) thinkers in seeking to restrict speech just for those of whom they disapprove failed to account for the reality that just about all our news and entertainment outlets are corporations.

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz spanks Franken et al as he points out that those who write and produce Saturday Night Live — which is the property of NBC which is owned by Philadelphia-based Comcast CORPORATION — could conceivably face jail time for their satirical sketches if this Democrat amendment should pass.

He does it in a rather presidential fashion too.

Here is the C-Span clip


Cruz Spanks Franken

Cruz Spanks Franken

Hat tip Walter Hudson at

Harry Reid Fiddles As GOP Addresses Border

Harry Reid Fiddles As GOP Addresses Border

When President Obama attacks Republicans or the Bush administration a pulsating W appears on the left side of his forehead. It’s a mystery.


President Obama, in a bitterly partisan and divisive press conference, yesterday, Aug. 1, condemned the Republican-controlled House of Representatives for failing to pass legislation addressing the border crisis.

So what did the GOP-controlled House do in response? They passed a bill addressing the border crisis.

And what is going to happen to this bill? Nothing, because the Democrat-controlled Senate has taken a recess.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in fact will be in Cherry HIll on Monday to campaign for New Jersey Democrats.

Priorities are priorities one supposes.

Hat tip Teri and Don Adams of Independence Hall Foundation.

Harry Reid Fiddles As GOP Addresses Border

GOP Must Reject Alinsky

Saul Alinsky’s 1971 book Rules for Radicals included a dedication to Lucifer and advised as political strategy the use of ridicule, threats and the personal destruction of opponents.

Alinsky can fairly be called the founder of the modern Democrat Party. Brack Obama is a follower as is Hillary Clinton.

Most of the old media is filled with followers of Alinsky. They are basically political operatives who call themselves journalists. When hard questions are asked and uncomfortable truths are reported by the few who still actually practice the trade, the Alinskites let accusations of bias fly and attack their integrity. Some would say they are projecting. We, however, think it is a premeditated  strategy, which is even worse.

The educational system at all levels is dominated by Alinsky disciples. Ask a young person if he thinks truth is objective or is something for the individual to decide. The answer is likely to be revealing.

Ask yourself if people who threaten, and are willing to follow through on those threats, to harm children to get greater wealth should be allowed to be teachers. If you live in Pennsylvania, then ask why already wealthy teachers are allowed strike when it is obvious that the biggest victim of strikes is those whom we entrust to them. It certainly should not be difficult to end this practice but it has been around since about the time of Alinsky’s book.

If you live in any state ask yourself why it is so hard to fire unsatisfactory, even bad, teachers.

Some conservatives advocate adopting the tactics of Alinsky for their cause. They are badly mistaken.

Mocking stupidity is certainly a temptation that can’t be avoided but ridiculing to destroy is something we must not do. We have to build. We have to create. We have to unite, not merely utter the word meaninglessly as per Obama.

We have to recognize that truth is objective and real and applies to everyone regardless of what they want things to be.

We have to love our neighbor and our enemy.

We have to follow someone else, not  Lucifer, who is not a radical fighter for the little guy as per the claims of Alinsky but a simple tyrant-wannabe.

GOP Must Reject Alinsky

GOP Must Reject Alinsky

GOP Discontent Seen

The Republican Party powers in Montgomery and Bucks counties prevailed on May 20 regarding State Committee races but that insurgents Steve Piotrowski could get 10,060 votes in Montco while Jay Russell and Jimmy Clendennen could get, respectively, 7,207 and 6,202 in Bucks sans party support shows that things are not all copacetic.

State GOP Chairman Rob Gleason clearly does not have his ear to the ground so to speak.

More GOP Discontent Seen

More GOP Discontent Seen

Supremes Kill Guzzardi Campaign

Supremes Kill Guzzardi CampaignSupremes Kill Guzzardi Campaign


The insurgent primary challenged that terrified Pennsylvania’s feckless incumbent governor is over.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown Bob Guzzardi off the ballot for May 20, Guzzardi just announced .

The Pennsylvania Republican leadership challenged the 68-year-old retired businessman’s petitions scant minutes before the deadline forcing the self-funded campaign to hire a lawyer to show that those who signed had been eligible to do so and to defend a bizarre claim that the phrase “semi-retired businessman and lawyer” as his job description was somehow fraudulent as he was no longer practicing law.

Oh, and that he violated a technicality as to which paper-please bureaucracy he was supposed to file his stuff.

His lawyer, Gretchen Sterns, did a fantastic job at the hearing before Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt who found rather conclusively in Guzzardi’s favor on April 15.

But apparently the fix was in. An appeal was filed and the decision desired by the party powers came though.

Expect a Democrat to be in the Governor’s Mansion next January. Power-hungry fools whose arrogant stupidity leads to shooting fleas with cannons deserve to lose.

What did they have to fear from a retiree who was pointedly refusing campaign donations?

By the way, did you see where the same bunch is trying to take out man-of-the-people Republican State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe?







Cathy McMorris Rodgers Response Was Worth Watching

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Response Was Worth WatchingI didn’t watch the President’s State of the Union Speech but I just caught the highlights on the WSJ channel on my Roku. When the highlights are content free, the decision to spend last evening with Atlas Shrugged Part I on Netflix looks like the right one.

I did, however, also watch the Republican response by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-5 Wash). It may have been the best response ever by a Republican. Expect to see the congresswoman on a national ticket albeit she appears to have  struck a nerve and the H8ers are coming after her.

And yes, Atlas Shrugged Part I was surprisingly good.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Response Was Worth Watching

GOP Destroying Tax Vote Looms

SB 1, aka “The Transportation Bill” aka “The Income Destroyer Bill” aka “The Republican Suicide Bill” may be voted on by the Pennsylvania State House this week, reports Teri Adams of the Independence Hall Tea Party Association.

The bill calls for a 30 cent per gallon tax hike on gasoline, among other things. It was approved by the Senate in June but tabled when those crazy Tea Party types in the House put up a fuss. Well, it looks like it’s now time for round two and the establishment “Hey, It’s Not My Money” Republicans seem to think they can make enough of a deal with the “IT’S MY MONEY, GIMME, GIMME, GIMME” Democrats to overcome the Tea Partyers.

Gov. Tom “I Need No Stinkin’ Second Term” Corbet has promised to sign it.

“Just so you know, Governor Tom Corbett and a majority of the PA Senate  refuse to call a gas tax increase of roughly $.30 a gallon a ‘tax.’  Just substitute the euphemism ‘revenue’ for the word ‘tax’ and allow them to take you to the cleaners,” said Ms. Adams.

She notes that the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry also supports the bill as parts of the state’s infrastructure is indesperate need of repair.

“But State Representative Stephen Barrar (R-160) informs us that the $2.5 billion Transportation Bill is laden with pork for bike trails and other parks and recreation spending,” said said. “Representative Barrar suggests that while bridge repair is necessary, the additional spending is not.”

Also, the citizen cannot afford a 30 cent per gallon gas tax hike.

Ms. Adams and her association suggest Governor Corbett and the PA Assembly cut spending elsewhere in the budget or pass the Liquor Privatization Bill and use the fees generated from the sale of liquor licenses to cover the cost of repairing the bridges.

“Why is it that our Governor and State Senators always look to our wallets as the solution to their funding problems.  Do they not understand that our wallets are empty?” She said. “Do our elected officials not know how to prioritize budgetary matters?”

She asks that citizens call House Majority Leader Mike Turzai at 717-772-9943 and tell him to table SB1–the Gas Tax Bill!

“Then call your State Representative and tell him/her to VOTE NO on SB1 if and when it comes up for a vote,” she said.

To find your legislator and/or legislator contact information, visit here.

Ms. Adams thanked  Dom Giordano and Rep. Barrar for bringing this critical issue to light.

GOP Destroying Tax Vote

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