Sex Abuse SOL Change Equals School Tax Hike

Sex Abuse SOL Change Equals School Tax Hike— Carmela Ciliberti’s latest podcast is an excellent lesson in State House proceedings, along with an easily understood explanation of the foolishness of a redundant amendment to the State Constitution suspending the statute of limitations from sex abuse for civil cases concerning sexual assaults for two years.

There is already no statute of limitations for criminals sexual assaults, and the statute of limitations for civil cases ends when the victim turns 55.

Juries in civil cases do not require their verdict to be “beyond a reasonable a reasonable doubt” to rule for the plaintiff, nor do they have to be unanimous.

This makes it likely that an innocent party will pay to make things go away hence enriching a mercenary lawyer uninterested in truth and justice.

She noted that when a similar law was passed in New York, four the the state’s eight Catholic dioceses filed for bankruptcy protection, along with the Boy Scouts of America.

If the problem is really this bad — and we don’t think it is as uncapped damages let the few evil destroy the much good — civil suits are not how to solve it. Remember, there is rightfully no statute of limitation for criminal cases.

There are Catholic haters who might celebrate the proposed amendment. For them we’d like to note that it is expected that this legislation will cost the public schools, for which you are on the hook, will be between $5 billion and $35 billion.

If you can’t defend yourself you will pay the Danegeld.

There are heroes who will fight such as Cardinal George Pell but they aren’t on your local school board. Pell, by the way, spent 13-months in solitary confinement as he neared his 80th birthday. Further, his appellant victory was no sure thing.

Carmela also notes an equally foolish state law is proposed to do the same thing.

She also calls to task House Speaker Mark Rozzi (D-126) for holding a special session. This kept the House from addressing more immediate matters such as the East Palestine chemical disaster just over the Ohio border.

Listen to her podcast here:

Sex Abuse SOL Change Equals School Tax Hike
Sex Abuse SOL Change Equals School Tax Hike

34th District Is Safe For Dems

34th District Is Safe For Dems

By Bob Small

When Democrat Abigail Salisbury won the special election for the 34th Pennsylvania State House District, previously held by Summer Lee (who is now in the U.S. Congress), she became the second openly bisexual candidate to be elected in Harrisburg. There are now six openly LGBTQ state representatives in Harrisburg, and they belong to the LGBTQ Equality Caucus.

Abigail Salisbury won 10,068 votes (87.7 % of the vote) to Robert Pagane’s 1,404 votes (12.3% of the total). This result had been expected. 

Born in Ohio, Abigail Salisbury attended Case Western Reserve University for her undergraduate degree and received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She was endorsed by Clean Water Action, Planned Parenthood, and various labor unions.

Among other things, Salisbury initiated her own low-cost law practice for nonprofits and small businesses in Swissvale. One of her major priorities has been to reduce the time it takes for a new business to acquire its business license. (She says it takes 2.5 months.)

Robert Pagane graduated from the Allegheny County Police Academy in 1989. He has been affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Police and the International Police Work Dog Association.

Now retired, Pagane spent 30 years as a police officer, five of them in the city of Pittsburgh and 13 as a K-9 handler.

Three key messages of his campaign were to make the streets safe, to lessen the tax burden on the elderly, and to fight on behalf of his constituents to raise his district “from the ashes”. He believes that businesses will return when the streets are safe.

PA House District 34 is in Allegheny County and includes Braddock, 12 other towns, and sections of Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania House of Representative

The two Democrats who served as state representatives prior to Summer Lee (Paul Costa and Ronald R. Cowell) served a total of almost 45 years, from 1975 to 2019.

34th District Is Safe For Dems
34th District Is Safe For Dems

In trying times William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-28-23

In trying times William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-28-23

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In trying timesAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: In trying times, don’t quit trying.
John Quigg

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iPhone Clean Energy Charging

iPhone Clean Energy Charging Game — Apple added a new “feature” in iOS 16.1 for the iPhone that has it use “clean energy” for charging.

 “Your iPhone gets a forecast of the carbon emissions in your local energy grid and uses it to charge your iPhone during times of cleaner energy production,” Apple says.

Yes, this means it charges slower.

Yes, it is on by default.

To turn it off go to Settings >Battery>Battery Health & Charging and move the slider by “Clean Charging Energy”.

Hat tip Chief Nerd.

iPhone Clean Energy Charging Game
iPhone Clean Energy Charging

Plans to prosper you William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-27-23

Plans to prosper you William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-27-23

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plans to prosper youAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29: 11-13

On The Holy Images

On The Holy Images — In former times God, who is without form or body, could never be depicted. But now when God is seen int he flesh conversing with men, I make an image of the God whom I see. I do not worship matter. I worship the Creator of matter who became matter for my sake, who willed to take His abode in matter; who worked out my salvation through matter.

Never will I cease honoring the matter which wrought my salvation. I honor it, but not as God. How could God be born out of things which have no existence in themselves? God’s body is God becuase it is joined to His person by a union which shall never pass away. The divine nature remains the same; the flesh created in time is quickened by a reason endowed soul. Because of this, I salute all remaining matter wiht reverence, because God has filled it with His grace and power.

Through it my salvation has come to me. Was not the thrice-happy and thrice blessed wood of the Cross matter? What of the life bearing rock, the holy and life-giving tomb, the fountain of our resurrection, was it not matter? Is not the ink in the most holy Gospel-book matter? From it we receive the bread of life.

Are not gold and silver matter? From them we make crosses, patens, chalices.

And over and above all these things is not the Body and Blood of our Lord matter?

Either do away with the honor and veneration these things deserve, or accept the tradition of the Church and the veneration of images.

St. John of Damascus

St. John wrote this during the height of Byzantine iconoclasm — the destruction of icons or images — which occurred during the 8th century. This was soon after Muslims captured what we call the Mideast, where John lived, from the Byzantine Empire. John got along well with the Muslims albeit not so much with Church leaders in Constantinople, or the Byzantine emperor who forged documents with the intent to get him killed. You can read about it here.

Courtesy of Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church of Swarthmore.

On The Holy Images
On The Holy Images

Gift they are not capable of receiving William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-26-23

Gift they are not capable of receiving William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-26-23

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gift they are not capable of receivingAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.
Pope Francis

Stan Casacio Proposes Unity, Debate

Stan Casacio Proposes Unity, Debate — Stan Casacio announced his candidacy to replace Liz Havey as chair of the Montgomery County (Pa.) Republican Committee after her surprise resignation 10 days ago.

Casacio nearly unseated Mrs. Havey when she stood for re-election to the four-year position, June 23.

A new election by county committeepeople is scheduled for March 1. The party establishment’s choice is said to be Christian Nascimento who unsuccessfully ran for Congress against Madeleine Dean in 2022.

There is no requirement for a quick election, Casacio notes, and he suggested that it be postponed 30 days so the committeepeople can be fully aware of their options.

He would also like a candidates debate to held immediately before the vote and only those attending be allowed to cast ballots. This would mean no proxy voting, he said.

Casacio, who represents the party’s populist wing, says the only way the GOP can win elections in Montco is if the populists and establishmentarians work together.

A debate and a considered, trusted election would go a long way in ending suspicions and achieving this goal he notes.

A phone call to Nascimento was not returned.

Stan Casacio Proposes Unity, Debate
Stan Casacio Proposes Unity, Debate

Time is the greatest innovator William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-25-23

Time is the greatest innovator William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 2-25-23

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time is the greatest innovatorAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
Francis Bacon

Poprik Claims She Can’t Fill Committee Vacancies

Poprik Claims She Can’t Fill Committee Vacancies — Bucks County GOP Chairwoman Patricia Poprik told that grassroots activists are lying about how she is purposely leaving committee seats vacant to maintain power.

Poprik Claims She Cant Fill Committee Vacancies
If you can’t cook, get out of the kitchen

She said she has been desperately tying to fill the 200 or so vacancies but nobody wants to step in.

Andy Meehan, the leader of the rebellious faction, says he would have no problem filling them.

Hey Pat, if you can’t fill them and he says he can why not give him the chance? It’s all about strengthening the party, right? If you can get the people elected who will protect the county from impoverishment and servitude, you don’t care about being the boss, right?


Poprik Claims She Can’t Find People To Fill Committee Vacancies