Divisive DemocratMadeleine Dean — Divisive Madeleine Dean, the Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District, which is most of Montgomery County, spent her 15 minutes at Monday’s (Oct. 7) purportedly bi-partisan Montgomery County Legislative Summit calling for President Trump’s impeachment.
Why does she think the President needs to be impeached. Because he’s “obstructive” and “lawless”, she says. Hey, who cares what the words actually mean. They sound good.
The impeachment push is based on a July 25 phone conversation President Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in which President Trump asked newly-elected President Zelenskyy for help in getting to the bottom of illegal interference –foreign and otherwise — in the 2016 election.
Remember when interference in the 2016 election was the issue of the day for divisive Dems? Sure you do. That was just a few short months ago.
President Trump also asked President Zelenskyy to look into apparent crimes committed in the Ukraine by high-ranking American officials.
Why don’t Dems like Madeleine want these crimes investigated? What are they afraid of? They sure seem to be panicking.
Pauline Manhandled From Montco Commissioners — Pauline Braccio, whose health issues include bulging spinal disks, arrhythmia, asthma and lymphedema, was manhandled and removed by a county deputy sheriff from today’s (Oct. 3) Montgomery County Commissioners meeting after she questioned the minutes from the Aug. 8 meeting.
She was placed in handcuffs and thrown into a cell before her statement was taken by two county detectives after which she was released. Ms. Braccio said the situation brought on an asthma attack and she had to use a rescue inhaler. She says that due to her diabetes, the bruises on her arms and hands will take weeks to heal. She also has burst blood vessels on her forearm.
Ms. Braccio said that she will be notified in about a week if charges will be filed.
Ms. Braccio has spoken out at commissioner meetings for nearly a year saying Commissioner Ken Lawrence raped her after his friend drugged her at a community college event in 1990.
Lawrence response to the accusations has been unsatisfactory, Ms. Braccio says.
At today’s meeting, Ms. Braccio said she rose to address the August minutes which stated Lawrence responded directly to her claims. Ms. Braccio said, however, he never spoke directly to her but rather said during commissioner comments “Let the minutes reflect that I responded to Ms. Braccio’s comments that her allegations are false.”
The minutes say that “Vice Chair Lawrence commented that he responded to Ms. Pauline Braccio’s allegations as false.”
Ms. Braccio says he never directly addressed her. She says he wants him to look her in the eye and deny it. She says that when he made his statement he was looking at Chairwoman Valerie Arkoosh.
After she made her comment about the minutes, Ms. Braccio explained that her comments were germane to the county government because sexual allegations have been widely discussed and investigated concerning State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-17), Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
At that point, County Solicitor Josh Stein told her she had crossed the line and to desist, at which she said she did.
Chairwoman Arkoosh immediately called a recess and the commissioners walked out leaving Ms. Braccio at the podium.
She said Stein approached her and told her she couldn’t keep bringing up the rape. She agreed not to and he said she could continue with other comments which she said related to public integrity, the family justice advisory board and the judiciary. Stein was then called away.
She said he returned with security and said she had to leave. She asked why he changed his mind, and a hulking deputy sheriff grabbed her twisting her back and manhandled her from the room. He roughly placed her in handcuffs bruising her arms and marched her to the sheriff’s department. They tried restraining her legs but couldn’t get the shackles around them due to her lymphedema.
Obviously she was a danger and a threat.
That was sarcasm.
Maybe they could have asked to leave as they had in the past. She had complied every time.
She was placed in a cell with two women, one of whom she says had been incarcerated since Aug. 7 for unpaid parking tickets. The detectives were called. They interviewed her and she was freed. Her ordeal lasted three hours.
LEO Collected Child Rape Images In Montco — Matthew Laver, 38, of Souderton, Pa. has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced Sept. 9.
Laver was indicted in March. He collected and distributed over the internet almost 4,000 images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children during the last 10 years according to First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams.
This included depictions of infants being sexually assaulted and raped.
These occurred while Laver was a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officer.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Abington Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Eileen Zelek and Michelle Rotella.
Here we go again! Why does the Montgomery County Republican Committee keep trying to commit suicide?
Gregg Richman is running for judge of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. There are three spots to be filled and six candidates running. You would think the Republican party would want to get as many of its candidates elected. That would make sense, right? Nope.
The MCRC is more interested in keeping the current apparatus in place. The bipartisan corruption is so successful that the Republicans don’t want to stop it they want a bigger piece of the pie.
A whisper campaign has commenced to run Gregg Richman into the ground. In fact, the MCRC wants him off the ballot. Sound familiar? Didn’t we just go through this in the primary race for commissioner?
I received an article from France Krazalkovich that was posted by MoreThanTheCurve.com. Most of you should remember France. He came in dead last in the run for commissioner, far behind any of the other candidates. Seems as though France now lives vicariously through Matt Hovey.
France is the mouthpiece for judge candidate, Matt Hovey. Hovey does not go out on the campaign trail. He does not meet the voters. He stays in the Upper Pottsgrove/Limerick area and hides. He has not represented individuals in court, only municipalites – one of them Upper Pottsgrove, where France is Township Supervisor. I have tried to contact Hovey. He does not return phone calls. I told France that I want to have a conversation with his boy, Hovey. France cannot or will not encourage Hovey to speak with me. Therefore, I cannot make my own determination whether or not to vote for him. So, of course, I will not.
Here are some excerpts from my conversation with France on Facebook Messenger:
Me: Why did you send this to me? A coward sent some made up stuff to MoreThanTheCurve.com and you spread it around?
France: Pauline this is three years of posts. It is best to be informed.
Me: It is not three years worth of posts. They are posts from three years ago. At least get that right. And Gregg’s FB page was hacked. Why are you not a critical thinker? Gregg is Jewish. He would not be saying things about the Jews. And as I said, Matt Hovey, is a coward. If he were to be elected, he would be corrupted in the first week, if he is not already. And the fact that he is afraid to have a conversation with me shows me that I am correct.
France: With all due respect, look at the pdf of the screenshots. They range from 2015 all the way to 2018
Me: The article states: The screenshots aren’t dated, but based on some of the content they appear to be about three years old. Where is the pdf of the screenshots and why does the article say they are not dated? (There are three screenshots of posts that were put on Gregg’s page by a hacker. The rest of the posts are Gregg’s.)
France: I haven’t a clue why the article states what it does (France sent me the PDF)
Me: I re-read the posts. The article is correct that the posts that are screenshots are not dated. The dated ones were posts where Gregg was commenting on articles that were posted. This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. I do not trust screenshots. and the people who sent this crap in to MoreThanTheCurve should be exposed.
Me: What I saw was the majority from 2015 and one from Jan 2016. The 2 from Oct 2018 and Nov 2018, I actually agree with. So that is actually more than 3 years ago. And I do not believe he wrote them.
France: Each and every comment/view expressed in those posts do not reflect my values or those of the Republican Party that I am proud to be a member of. What is ridiculous is to believe that someone would keep three old posts on their Facebook if they were “hacked”
Me: You know damn well, the MCRC does not want Gregg in the race. What values does the MCRC have? Not much, if you ask me. They would rather have a rapist and a woman who protects the rapist on the board.
Readers, Gregg’s FB account was hacked in 2015. Gregg did not keep the posts. The person who took the screenshots kept them. It took months for Gregg to get the situation sorted out. Then, the hackers attempted again, but were thwarted.
MoreThanTheCurve said they interviewed someone from the MCRC and this is what MCRC said.
From MCRC: MCRC emphatically denounces the comments made by Greg Richman as they do not represent the values of The Republican Party of Montgomery County, our members or our candidates. While we were unaware of these social media posts, MCRC takes these seriously and we urge Mr. Richman to denounce these views or withdraw from the race for Judge.
Julia from the MCRC gave this bogus info to France. Where else would France get the PDF of saved posts? Unless France himself has direct contact with the hacker.
Last evening, Anthony Spangler told Gregg that Gregg’s name would be removed from the ballot.
It has come to my attention that a whisper campaign to distort my platform and distort my message is floating around out there so it’s time to set the record straight. I stand for the Bill of Rights, Due Process Rights and I stand for voter integrity as well.
I want to protect making sure the enfranchisement of the vote. Furthermore, my platform includes juvenile justice reform where a child who may have made a mistake is given a second chance in a misdemeanor situation. I am for speeding up the civil division with discovery end dates so that when a lawyer files a complaint in Montgomery County they won’t have to wait around for 5-10 years to get a trial date. It will be one year from the date of filing.
This helps to move cases along and provides to that old adage — justice delayed is justice denied. That will be our credo once I am elected. Justice will prevail in a speedy and fair trial.
Further I am against censorship of any kind and the First Amendment is sacrosanct. The answer to speech you don’t like is more speech not censorship.
Also, I’d like to talk with the rules committee and have the family support guidelines be more modern since they were written in 1980 and are outdated and antiquated. I would like the guidelines to reflect our modern world with blended families and one parent working that takes care of two kids as well as a service that helps to provide picking up
And dropping off since that seems to be where the biggest problems occur and if there was a county wide service available to assist we could cut down on some domestic issues. I have spoken to law enforcement across this county and they tell me that domestic issues are the most violent.
This is one step in a process to halt domestic violence. Also for those who cannot afford child day care but work two hours away there are county services that are out there and need to be more readily available and if placed in the rules based on a Pre-Determined amount then we could have more children in day care while receiving assistance from the county and that helps families across the county in so many ways. Someone has started a whisper campaign to try to distort my message and say that I want to cap support at $400. This is wrong and not my message a clear distortion of it, so if you hear this then you will know it is false information and not coming from my campaign and is not part of my platform and never has been.
As they say in the military, if you are over the target that’s when you start tacking flack. Obviously someone thinks my message is resonating with the voters across Montgomery County I appreciate all of your support and now it’s onto the fall campaign and winning
Hey Joe Gale, stop whining about the primary and start seeking justice for Pauline Braccio.
“My way or the highway” usually means you end up on the highway or in fourth place anyway.
Yeah, you’ve done a good job calling out the corruption but you are never going to fix anything in the minority. The GOP has a chance to take it all this November. Is the county’s Republican establishment corrupt? Maybe, but the Ds are running things and there is no maybe about their corruption.
Reform is slow but if it doesn’t start it doesn’t exist. The Ds staying in charge means it doesn’t start.
The only way you would not want the Ds out would be if you think in confers some sort of personal advantage. Please say you don’t think that.
Montco residents just hit the R button this November.
Needed Callout For Montco GOP Unity — Stan Casacio, the Republican nominee for Montgomery County (Pa) controller, has taken a big step towards a GOP takeover of the Dem- controlled and corrupted county with an ad airing on WPHT calling for GOP unity.
Thank God there is someone who still thinks up there. Yes, the Republicans have a chance to win if they get unified.
Stan also tells us he will be hosting an hour-long show on 1180 WFYL at 8 a.m., Wednesdays. His first guest is Lt. Col Allen West.
If you were not in attendance, you missed a great show this past Thursday (Aug. 8). I confronted Ken Lawrence directly and his response was to put his elbows on the table in front of him, put his chin in his hands, and stare at me. It was as though he wanted to have a staring contest. Bizarre, to say the least. Victory for me? Help me decide.
As you may recall, at the June 20 meeting, Marianne Wright asked Ken if he had indeed raped me. Ken’s response was, “The allegation is false. It did not happen.” That was not a denial. He did not answer the question. In the minutes for the June 20 meeting it stated:
“General Public Comment
Ms. Marianne Wright made a public comment.
Ms. Pauline Braccio made a public comment.
Ms. Elaine Mickman made a public comment.
Vice Chair Lawrence made a comment in response to Ms. Pauline Braccio’s public comment.”
This was incorrect and I had already told them at the last meeting, on July 25, that they got it wrong and that he answered Marianne, not me. They did not change the minutes. So, I brought it up this past meeting, Aug. 8.
Before I go on, I must mention Joseph. Joseph is a young man that I have never met nor even seen before. This young man, who is 18 years old, stood up at the podium and spoke masterfully about the 1st Amendment and Free Speech. Josh Stein tried to shut Joseph up, to no avail. In fact, it was Joseph who shut Josh up! At the end of his remarks, Josh called for the deputy to remove Joseph. But Joseph confidently finished speaking and calmly sat down.
Think about this: Ken Lawrence was 18 when he raped me. Joseph is 18 and came to the meeting solely for me, to stand up for me. He told me after the meeting that he came to speak because he has been watching how they have treated me and had to do something.
Thank you, Joseph. You are an amazing young man.
When I took my turn at the podium, I asked Ken to answer me directly, then I gave the rest of my 5 minutes to wait for his response. Val and Josh (county solicitor) called for the deputy sheriff to remove me from the room. This has now become routine. I did not leave and the deputy sheriff and the head of public safety respected me enough to let me sit down. Valerie told the deputy to sit behind me to make sure I did not speak again. Then she said I should show respect. I answered, “You are not respectable. I have no respect for you.”
Before the meeting ends, Valerie asks if the commissioners have any closing comments. Ken said, ‘Let the minutes show that I responded to Pauline’s comment.” Really? Does silently staring at me constitute a response?
Since Attorney General Josh Shapiro still has his fangs sunk into Montgomery County, here’s my invitation to AG Josh Shapiro:
Hey, Shapiro! Why don’t you come to your old stomping grounds in Montgomery County? I am inviting you to the Commissioners’ meeting on Sep 5. You know, you were the chair before you and DA Steele pushed Kathleen Kane out of office and into prison.
Come to the meeting and explain to me how you could make a PSA about believing and respecting women who have been raped. Commissioner Ken E. Lawrence, Jr., your golden boy, raped me and I have been disrespected and treated like I am the criminal. Ken Lawrence is a federal felon — he raped me on federal land. This past meeting, Aug 8, (to which I had invited you) I asked Ken point-blank to answer me. He could not do it. Instead he acted in a very bizarre way and just sat there with his chin in his hands staring at me. To do what? Stare me down? I asked him: So you’re just going to stare at me?
The fact that he could not answer shows that he did rape me. He cannot lie to my face, he does not want to be a man and own up to it, so he says nothing. It was a circus that meeting. You need to come to the next one and control your out-of-control puppets. They are not listening to their puppet master, Josh Shapiro. You do not have the control you think you have.
The video of the meeting has not been posted yet. It will be interesting to see how they butcher it to make it less damaging for your little puppets: Valerie Arkoosh, Ken E. Lawrence, Jr, and County Solicitor Josh Stein.
The next meeting is on Sep 5. Can’t wait to see if the circus comes back to town.
Ed note: What puzzles us is the silence by Montco GOP Chairwoman Liz Havey and Republican commissioner candidates Joe Gale and Fred Conner. You would think they would be demanding Lawrence give a detailed explanation to Ms. Braccio’s very credible charges simply due to political self-interest even if they lacked a desire for justice.
Montco Wrongly Credits Ex And Now Wants Her Home Says Woman — There are two sides to domestic disputes but this is Elaine Mickman’s. And if her ex-husband is earning millions and has cut his child off, shame on him. The government should not even need to be involved for him to help his son. Of course, the truly troubling thing is Ms. Mickman’s claim that Montco officials are seeking her assets because of what she says is a phony overpayment recorded for her ex-husband by a county employee. We will be keeping an eye on it and we doubt the matter is over.
To the Editor
My youngest child’s support was prematurely and illegally terminated December 2018 by Domestic Relations without due process and a required hearing that I “timely” and properly requested in writing.
Montgomery County has been silencing and suppressing my reports of employee corruption when the fraud is anti-family, harms me, endangered my child(ren), and caused the County and state to lose millions of dollars of Federal Title IV-D Matching Funding for many years, begging to wonder what or why would employees do this, and why would public officials ignore complaints and remain complicit other than “currying favors” to receive “personal benefits”.
My 2003 child support case evolved into Domestic Relations employee(s) substituting Montgomery County as a party to my case after the Support Obligor (father/my Ex residing in UK since December 2002) withdrew his Jan. 28, 2019 Petition seeking for me (100 percent physical time custodial/residential caretaker) or our minor autistic son, the child support recipient, to pay father/Ex child support because a county employee entered a $550,000 credit for Ex.
This action violated Federal Regulations/Codes which requires support payments to be sent in to the state automated system and disbursed to the custodial/residential caretaker. The credit created a “phony” overpayment so that my child or myself owes Ex child support!
I received zero divorce settlement and I have a zero-earning capacity by court order. I also was medically approved by Social Security as Permanently Disabled because I have four crushed cervical discs in my neck from domestic abuse, therefore I am dependent upon SSI (Social Security Disability).
I have been a full-time homemaker mom for 37 years without employment history since I was 19 years old.
After I raised Federal Regulation and Code violations in my Answer/Response objecting and refuting Ex’s Jan. 28, 2019 Petition, he withdrew his Petition on Feb. 11, 2019, most likely because he doesn’t want to bring attention since he earns millions of dollars per year and was defeating the entry of large child support orders.
Regardless that Ex withdrew his Petition Feb. 11, 2019, Montgomery County substituted itself as a party to my case by continuing to charge the child support so that I, or my child owe the County child support since Montgomery County has been operating an “asset-forfeiture” scheme to “collect” as much money as possible to “line their own pockets/pensions” while funding a new half- billion dollar judicial “campus”, BUT financially burdening the residents, especially targeting those in family court, with supporting a “sanctuary city”.
FYI, Pennsylvania law 23 Title 4604 prohibits liens on the primary residence public assistance recipients, therefore the County would have to illegally Sheriff my house to seek the “phony” overpayment created by corrupt Montgomery County employees, but the County can also incarcerate a person for non-payment of child support or suspend their Driver’s License.
The County Officials have violated their Oath by “assaulting” and/or abandoning the PA Constitution.
This is not complex or complicated. Corrupt County employees are abusing their positions, power, and authority, for no explainable reason other than receiving “personal benefits”, BUT at the loss of Federal funding for the County and state, and at the suffering and hardship of my child and myself.
I have records as proof, and have a sworn statement documenting what occurred, as well as that of a witness to the proceedings.
(You can’t make this stuff up)
Regards, Elaine Mickman
Montco Wrongly Credits Ex And Now Wants Her Home Says Woman