While Leach didn’t flirt with indecent exposure or corruption of minors on the blog he ran in 2005 while a state representative for the 149th District, he did write some pretty weird things that one would prefer not to have come from the mind of someone who makes our laws.
These include, as per this archive of the blog, LeachVent, things like:
People think bachelor parties are an American tradition, as American as apple pie, or racial profiling.
Whether it’s a singing debut or a custody hearing, whether your wife is
arranging a surprise party, or your friends are arranging an
intervention, whether you are hosting a bake sale for your glee club, or
a pig roast for NAMBLA, I will be happy to publicize it.
Leach killed the blog after negative publicity in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Leach certainly isn’t not beyond the pale of forgiveness for these missives but voters ought to give a double look at someone who blithely once implied racial profiling isn’t unAmerican and would not look with loathing and disgust at NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association), which is an organization aimed at making child molestation socially acceptable.
Hat tip Bob Guzzardi.
And while on the topic of Congresman Weiner and Democrat values, the old media has made attempts to equate his scandal with the scandal involving David Vitter, a Republican senator from Louisiana.
For those interested in comparing past scandals, here’s how Weiner’s differs from those of Bill Clinton.
1. Weiner has yet to commit perjury and lose his law license.
2. Weiner has yet to be accused of premeditated, forcible rape.
3. Weiner has yet to be accused of premeditated, forcible rape and be unwilling to personally and definitively deny the accusation.
4. Weiner has yet to be accused of threatening unruly ex-girlfriends with destruction, death or disfigurement.
5. Weiner has yet to have been shown to have sodomized anyone with a cigar.
6. Weiner has not been found to have used people on the public payroll — including police officers under his command — to have gotten girls for him.
7. Weiner is being condemned by his fellow Democrats who are demanding that he resign.
Just want to help out the Democrats of this state, including Daylin Leach, and keep things in perspective.
Daylin Leach Blog Embarrassment
Not only does Gordon Clement, MD, have superior qualifications for the job of Montgomery County coroner, he reminds us that one of the roles of coroner is to remember those people and families who have been left behind.
Clement is the child of immigrants who came to America because they wanted something better and were willing to work for it.
Expertise and skill are critical to getting a result but they are not enough. The patient, the client, the customer has to believe that you know what he or she needs. It is a lot more than skill, or expertise or a product. All are in the service of an individual with all his and her complexity. I have met Dr. Clement who is truly a gentle man, compassionate and a super nice guy. Dr. Clement is exceptionally well qualified to be Montgomery County’s coroner.
Every Vote Counts
Dr. Clement is out meeting voters. In 2007, he lost by 586 out of 148,360 votes demonstrating that every vote counts. Coroner
Walter I. Hoffman (D). . . 74,473
Gordon S. Clement (R). . . 73,877
There were 153,133 votes cast for DA in that same election.
Another candidates for Montgomery County candidates to get behind is Moon Ahn, for clerk of courts.
Ahn is a life-long Republican and a first generation immigrant. Like many of our parents and grandparents, he and his family came to America because he wanted something better and was willing to work for it.
It was described here months ago how to make good teachers filthy rich and so it shall be reiterated.
Per pupil spending in Pennsylvania in 2009 was $14,420. Most school districts in Pennsylvania have a school year of about 190 days with the state mandate being 180 days.
To make Pennsylvania teachers filthy rich — and save taxpayers money:
End all local school spending so all the money comes from Harrisburg.
Give each person up to age 18 an educational voucher of $5,000 per school year to be spent on a standard, state-approved curriculum.
Cut the school year to 120 days which will allow teachers to reasonably teach two school years in a calendar year.
Allow a maximum class size of 30 pupils which those of us who grew up in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s experienced and which can easily be handled by a competent teacher.
So with $5,000 x 2 school years x 30 pupils per school year teachers would be guaranteed $300,000 revenue per year. Of course, just as other professionals such doctors and lawyers, they would have to bear the cost of insurance, building space and other expenses but it is very unlikely that that would exceed $50,000 per year.
So competent teachers could look forward to incomes of at least $250,000 per year under this plan and I for one would be quite happy for them.
Especially as it would mean more over all education –240 days vs 190 days — and an overall tax decrease –$10,000 per pupil vs $14,420 (2009).
Make Teachers Filthy Rich
Posted at the requested of Katie who was pondering whether Jesus was a liberal or conservative.
I think Jesus was libertarian. He gives us total freedom to choose with the consequences coming only after we make our choices. Rich people have to give to the poor but He doesn’t make them. People must pray and honor God but He doesn’t make them.
He didn’t kick down the door of the rich guy’s house, take his money and give it to Lazarus at the gate which is what the left pretends to do. And of course He didn’t refrain from saying what the ultimate fate of the rich guy was, which would be a message Ayn Rand conservatives would not want to hear.
He didn’t use force to stop the stoning of the adulteress, He just shamed those who wanted to do it into considering what it was they wanted to do.
And of course, He didn’t enforce the law commanding that the adulteress be stoned.
So I think Jesus was a libertarian.
Jesus Was Libertarian
This article from Montco Tea Party activist Bob Guzzardi is just one more example of how the self-appointed smarter-than-thou set seeks to turn everyone else into Happy Hamsters.
The Federal Transit Authority has greenlighted the Ardmore Transit Center project, which will put a mixed-used high-density development in the heart of the neighborhood’s business district.
How can this project NOT have a significant impact on surrounding area. Isn’t that the point? To revitalize Ardmore with a major and dramatic project.
Some of us like Ardmore uncongested with traffic and nonurban. What is the point of converting Ardmore or Bala Cynwyd or Lower Merion into Philadelphia West? If someone wanted urban, he or she would live in Philadelphia which is high density urban, not low density suburban which is why many moved here.
If this were a good idea, private investors would invest as saver-investors are doing at the Palmer Theological Seminary project.
If someone wanted urban, he or she would live in Philadelphia which is high density urban, not low density suburban which is why many moved here.
Ardmore Greenlighted To Become Philly West
Yahoo/ Agence France-Presse reports that a Chinese ratings house has accused the United States of defaulting on its massive debt on Friday, a day after Beijing urged Washington to put its fiscal house in order.
“In our opinion, the United States has already been defaulting,” Guan Jianzhong, president of Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd., the only Chinese agency that gives sovereign ratings, was quoted by the Global Times saying.
The irony the serial, mass murdering totalitarian Mao Zedong comes to the rescue of the American Taxpayer. Pathetic when the Chinese government states the obvious truth and our own Administration obfuscates the effects of reckless expansion of Government Fiat Dollar Supply. It is hard to think of the dollar as real money anymore given the way it has been abusively devalued by our own government
Devaluing the currency as Federal Reserve does when it buys Federal Deficit Debt with Fiat Money devalues the real, as opposed to nominal, savings of every saver and diminishes value of real savings that can be invested in productive job creating business that raise the standard of living for all of us. The government (and Democrats) can ignore American savers and investors and buy off corporations with subsidies and special tax breaks but it can’t ignore the Chinese.
Red Chinese Taxpayers’ BFF
Dale Maharidge spent spent several
years traveling by rail to many parts of America speaking with people
who have been affected by what he calls the New Depression in
his book Someplace in America: The new depression. It was
very disheartening to discover just how bad many Americans are
suffering today. Many people have gone broke because of health care
bills. Some have been laid off because of jobs leaving the country.
Other factors—things that could happen to any of us like fires,
floods, natural disasters, car accidents, have ravaged their lives.
The employment rate has risen back to
9.1 percent overall, almost 18 percent in African American
communities, and it will be 50 t0 60 percent for Latino American and
African American teenagers in the inner city. What will the youth be
doing this summer? One may say this is a travesty, or that we all
need to buckle down and share in the hard times that sometimes
happen. The truth is that these are just not hard times that
happened. Much of this has been either engineered, or maintained,
purposely by those who make profit from the suffering of working
class people and the poor. Even the prisons have been privatized.
It is more profitable for corporations who own prisons to have people
locked up, which costs each tax payer about 40,000 dollars per
person, than working for half that cost.
After the big mortgage crash more than
700 billion dollars were given to banks and large financial
institutions, no strings attached, so that the capital would continue
to flow. This money still has not reached those in need. People’s
mortgages are still being foreclosed, money is still being invested
overseas instead of in the U.S., and jobs are still not being
created. The companies that profited from these interest free loans
have not only made record profits, but they are not paying taxes.
Some have even received tax credits as the money flows outward to
foreign investments. In the meantime families are becoming homeless
or barely able to make it. We blame this crash on unions and on
teachers? There is a much larger problem here.
The problem is that no one really cares
about the average American. The social contract has been broken.
The government no longer answers to the demands of the people, and
small groups of the people no longer support the well being of the
whole country as much as they support themselves or their small
group. Until we can come together and realize that we are one
nation under God and one people, and that a divided people will
not prosper, we will have runaway unemployment, runaway jobs, and all
of the Commonwealth will continue to be sold to private companies.
We have returned to the Great
Battle-field that Lincoln referred to in his Gettysburg
Address, but this battle field is within our hearts and minds.
What we do will decide whether this nation dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created equal will endure. It is
truly up to us to not be willing to see our neighbors driven into
poverty. And who is my neighbor? Anyone who I will treat kindly out
of the love in your heart.
This article is being reprinted with the permission of Bob Guzzardi
The Republicans of Lower Merion and Narberth have done an excellent compare and contrast on the critical issue of a parents Freedom to Choose, and the need for poor kids to escape violent and educationally failing schools.
This piece by Party Chairman Lance Rogers takes aim at State Sen. Daylin Leach’s (D-17) attack on Students First, an education advocacy group started by Michelle Rhee, who was chancellor of the Washington D.C. public school system.
Democrats want to trap kids in violent and educationally dysfunctional schools and Republicans want to free them. The Choice is Clear: Coercion or Freedom. Choice or Compulsion.
Abraham Lincoln would be proud. I am proud. And where does Senator Leach send his kids to school? And you? Where do you choose to send your kids to school?
Sen. Leach is, uncharacteristically, silent. Not a bad thing but I would like to know if he is as hypocritical as I think he is. Poor Sen. Daylin, the victim of Rich Right Wingers…oh wait, the proponents aren’t Republicans and aren’t getting rich from bad government as so many of Sen. Daylin’s colleagues.
Democrats cannot be trusted with educational policy. The Democratic agenda enriches the entrenched status quo bureaucracy at the expense of effective education and parental choice. To the Democrat, the state, the collectivist system, and the bureaucratic professionals know what is best for a child, better than a parent. More money being taken from citizens and given to a sclerotic system does not translate to better eduction.
Daylin Leach Wants To Trap Kids In Violent Schools
Santorum Not The Guy is being published with the permission of Tea Party activist Bob Guzzardi
By Bob Guzzardi
Our former senator, Rick Santorum, has thrown his hat in ring for the Republican presidential nomination.
Santorum is not a Tea Party guy. He is an establishment insider, big government Republican. He is a big spender, union financed and an “earmarker”.
The Club for Growth notes that he supported No Child Left Behind in 2001, which greatly expanded the federal government’s role in education; the massive new Medicare drug entitlement in 2003 that now costs taxpayers over $60 billion a year and has almost $16 trillion in unfunded liabilities; and that he voted for the 2005 highway bill that included thousands of wasteful earmarks
I will grant that the Club for Growth does say nice things about him regarding some things — especially his support for broad-based tax cuts — but they don’t balance out.
I think his anti-growth anti-free trade votes are a result of his close ties to Philadelphia unions, like John Dougherty’s IBEW 98 which supported him openly.
He is no “fiscal conservative.”
I have met him and found him to be a very slick talker and unbelievably arrogant.
He would be a less than ideal candidate. The people of Pennsylvania handily rejected him in 2006 with him getting 797,000 less votes than he did six years before — and fewer votes in every county.
Anyone who picks the less than effective and well paid BrabenderCox as a consultant is not going to do well.
And of course many of us will not forget that then big government Senator Rick Santorum, choosing power over stated principle, hypocritically and relentlessly, backed union-financed Big Government Democrat Senator Arlen Specter against fiscal common sense Pat Toomey.
We all know the country would have been better off with Senator Pat Toomey’s ahead-of-the-curve understanding of the devastating economic effects of out of control Big Government debt and deficits.