Democrat Sexual Assault Hypocrisy –Carmela Ciliberti in her latest podcast reveals how convenience is the standard for Democrats regarding sexual assault.
She explains how the allegation that State Rep. Mike Zabel (D-163) aggressively groped lobbyist Andi Perez during a private meeting in 2019 was covered up by the party leadership. This especially included then uber-woke Caucus Chair and now uber-woke House Speaker Joanna E. McClinton.
Oh, Ms. Perez says her employer, the uber-woke Service Employees International Union, also tried to protect Zabel.
We wonder when the saga of Montco Councilman and Josh Shapiro protege Ken Lawrence will bubble into the public discourse. As uncouth as running one’s hand down the naked leg of a woman at a business meeting might be, it pales to roofies and rape.
Pennsylvania House Groper Mystery — A Pennsylvania state rep pervertedly pawed a a female lobbyist and the public is being prevented from knowing his name.
Rep “Handsy” is accused of groping Andi Perez, a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.
“This lawmaker decided to caress my leg — I was wearing a skirt — all the while telling me he was impressed by my passion and knowledge of the issues we were discussing. … I moved away from him, hoping he would stop,“ Ms. Perez said. “He did not.”
Ms. Perez, however, will not say the name nor will anyone else in the official know.
Broad + Libertysays numerous sources have told them the identity of our passionate politician but none for the record, albeit all say he is a Democrat.
We’ve done our own research by typing in State Rep Zablw in the Ecosia Search Engine.
This is what we got:
We left a message with State Rep. Mike Zabel (D-163) and we will update this if we hear from him. The 163rd is in Delaware County and is centered in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby.
Pennsylvania House Groper Mystery A Pennsylvania state rep pervertedly pawed a a female lobbyist and the public is being prevented from knowing his name.
Does New Battle For House Speaker Loom In Pennsylvania?
By Bob Small
Before we attempt to answer the title question, let’s give some (convoluted) history. Because there were three vacant Pennsylvania House seats (one due to a death and the others due to people having attained higher offices), the Democratic majority was challenged, of 102 seats to the Republicans’ 101 seats.
All three special elections were in Democratic Allegheny County, which voted for Joe Biden by more than 15 points. Unless there had been an upset, these seats would remain in Democratic hands.
Now, under Pennsylvania law, the majority leader schedules special elections. Democratic leader Joanna McClinton said she became majority leader on Dec. 7 because the Democrats won more districts on Nov. 8. However, there was a competing majority leader; Republican Bryan Cutler says he became majority leader on Dec. 12. Lawsuits followed, as tends to happen. On Jan. 13, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decided that all three elections should take place on Feb. 7.
Democrat Mark Rozzi was elected Speaker of the House, as a compromise candidate with a vote of 115 to 85. On Jan. 5, he affirmed Feb 7 as the date for the District 34 and District 35 elections. Both sides had previously agreed on Feb 7 for the District 32 elections.
“Clear as mud”, as a former teacher of mine used to say. See the Ballotpedia article for further clarification.
The speaker battle is now between the Democrats McClinton and Rozzi.
John Lawrence Wants Another Barrier For School Board Candidates — Lois Kaneshiki, who was a Hollidaysburg school director from 2015-2019, has let us know that one of our Pennsylvania GOP favorite LOLs State Rep. John Lawrence (R-13) is trying to place more barriers up for ordinary citizens running for school board.
He announced he is will be sponsoring a bill that will require Background Checks for School Board Candidates.
These background checks are simply unnecessary for candidates.
They are time-consuming and costly to comply with, and require getting fingerprinted by the FBI.
For candidates? Really?
This is simply a tactic to further discourage community members who want to participate in the governance of their local schools to get involved.
Even once elected, school directors almost never have direct contact with students. Most of their activity involves attending official meetings and occasional school functions just like the general public).
Why should they all have to get background checks, unless they are going inside the schools?
Everyone who cares about making elected school board positions available to ordinary citizens should contact their state legislators and ask them to oppose to this bill.
John Lawrence Wants Another Barrier For School Board Candidates
For about two weeks, Pennsylvania will have a Democratic governor and a Republican lieutenant governor. Since John Fetterman resigned as lieutenant governor on Jan.4 Kim Ward, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, was sworn in to the position. Her term will last until Jan. 17 when Austin Davis will be sworn in.
Ms. Ward is the first female to serve as President Pro Tempore. She was chosen by her fellow GOP members who hold a 28-22 majority in the State Senate.
Undser the Pennsylvania Constitution,” the president pro tempore handles all the duties of the office of lieutenant governor, which include presiding over the state Senate sessions, chairing the state pardons board and chairing the state emergency management committee.”
Kim Ward has been the State Senator for District 39 since 2009. District 39 includes Latrobe, Pa. (home of Rolling Rock Brewery and Fred Rogers) along with 37 other towns in Westmoreland County.
Kim Ward is the first woman to be elected majority leader in either the Pennsylvania House or Senate.
Prior to her election to the state House, she was a Westmoreland County Commissioner and on the Hempfield County Board of Commissioners.
She lists her accomplishments as helping to pass laws on “reducing spending on state-subsidized methadone treatment transportation,” and “implementing the federal E-Verify program to ensure workers on publicly funded construction projects are legally permitted to work.”
She also helped to “extend benefits to the families of campus police officers who die in the line of duty”.
Prior to elective office, she worked as a board-certified Respiratory Therapist at Allegheny General Hospital, Vanderbilt University Hospital, and Hershey Medical Center.
She and her husband Dr. Thomas Ward have three sons.
Pennsylvania Constitution Must Reading For Pennsylvania Patriots — Delaware County’s Bill Denison has been holding on-line classes regarding the Pennsylvania Constitution and generally promoting the reading of it.
To our embarrassment, reading it was not something we’ve ever done and so a few weeks ago we did.
d) Any aggrieved person may file an appeal from the final plan directly to the Supreme Court within 30 days after the filing thereof. If the appellant establishes that the final plan is contrary to law, the Supreme Court shall issue an order remanding the plan to the commission and directing the commission to reapportion the Commonwealth in a manner not inconsistent with such order.
(e) When the Supreme Court has finally decided an appeal or when the last day for filing an appeal has passed with no appeal taken, the reapportionment plan shall have the force of law and the districts therein provided shall be used thereafter in elections to the General Assembly until the next reapportionment as required under this section 17.
When the state Supreme Court ordered that Pennsylvania’s congressional districts be withdrawn in 2018, was that more or less than 30 days after they were approved on Dec. 22, 2011?
Based on the Pennsylvania Constitution, the state legislature should have immediately begun impeachment proceedings for every judge who vote aye for the new districts.
If the citizenry was aware of the what the law was they would have supported the action.
§ 14. Absentee voting.
(a) The Legislature shall, by general law, provide a manner
in which, and the time and place at which, qualified electors
who may, on the occurrence of any election, be absent from the
municipality of their residence, because their duties,
occupation or business require them to be elsewhere or who, on
the occurrence of any election, are unable to attend at their
proper polling places because of illness or physical disability
or who will not attend a polling place because of the observance
of a religious holiday or who cannot vote because of election
day duties, in the case of a county employee, may vote, and for
the return and canvass of their votes in the election district
in which they respectively reside.
(b) For purposes of this section, "municipality" means a
city, borough, incorporated town, township or any similar
general purpose unit of government which may be created by the
(Nov. 5, 1957, P.L.1019, J.R.1; May 16, 1967, P.L.1048, J.R.5;
Nov. 5, 1985, P.L.555, J.R.1; Nov. 4, 1997, P.L.636, J.R.3)
1967 Amendment. Joint Resolution No.5 renumbered former
section 14 to present section 11 and amended and renumbered
former section 19 to present section 14.
1957 Amendment. Joint Resolution No.1 added present section
14 (formerly section 19).
One with knowledge of the words in Constitution would have demanded that the addition of the category of “mail -in elector” would have required amending the Constitution rather than merely changing the Election Code as per Act 77 of 2019.
Where you aware that witnesses in contested elections may not withhold testimony upon the ground that it may criminate himself or subject him to public infamy.
The Constitution is not fun reading but even skimming it and being aware of the table of contents is a significant upgrade in understanding.
They are on a pace to hit 660 for 2022 according to Dom.
The Republicans control both chambers. The House, which has a 112-89 R edge, can impeach Krasner with a simple majority. Two-thirds of the Senate, though, is required for removal. The Republican advantage, there, is 28-20 with one independent who caucuses R, and one vacancy.
Last week, Representative Margo Davidson (D-164) submitted her letter of resignation to House Speaker Brian Cutler. She resigned due to criminal charges filed by Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The criminal charges Ms. Davidson faces are related to the misuse of campaign funds and legislative expenses. According to media reports, she received reimbursement for overnight stays in Harrisburg paid for by her campaign account (getting paid twice for the same expense). She also filed for reimbursement for nights she didn’t stay in Harrisburg (receiving money she wasn’t owed). Ms. Davidson, according to court documents, also asked witnesses to lie for her and cover up the criminal activity.
All the alleged criminal activity is a massive breach of public trust and clearly an abuse of her position as a Representative. However, she will likely not only keep her pension, but Davidson and her husband will also continue to be eligible for the taxpayer-funded health plan and long-term care insurance.
You are probably wondering how on earth any government employee, let alone a Representative or Senator, convicted of crimes like these can still be a drain on taxpayers for the rest of their lives. Former-representative Davidson will likely receive the taxpayer-funded benefits because the crimes she will probably be convicted of don’t result in losing them. Enter Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Shapiro, a Democrat, and an all-but-announced candidate for Governor charged Davidson with crimes that fall below the threshold for pension forfeiture. The criminal conviction must be related to a crime specified by the Public Pension Forfeiture Act 1978-140 and be over the severity threshold. According to an article by the Harrisburg Patriot-News:
“However, the second-degree misdemeanors of theft and hindering apprehension or prosecution misdemeanors of which Davidson is charged fall below the threshold of the crimes when the state’s pension forfeiture law applies...The House comptroller said the chamber’s policy on forfeiture of medical benefits aligns with the pension forfeiture law….” (Emphasis added)
Why did the Attorney General’s office and Josh Shapiro not pursue more serious charges? It seems like this is an open and shut case. Did Shapiro level less serious charges specifically to prevent Davidson from losing the pension and healthcare benefits? If he plans on running for Governor, the public has the right to find out the answers to this and other questions about Shapiro’s record.
CAP Gives F- To 5 In Pa House — The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) Accountability Index has been updated to reflect the Key Voted legislation for the first half of 2021. Neither chamber of the General Assembly performed exceptionally well. In the Senate, the highest grade was a C+. It was a grade shared by most of the Republican caucus. Senate Republicans tended to vote in a block more so than what we saw in the House. By comparison, there were six A+ grades in the House.
Was your Representative one of them? Click on the links in the above paragraph, or here.
If you don’t know who your State Representative or Senator is, click here and enter your address. We’ll find them for you.
Note that Chris Quinn of the 168th District which is most of western Delaware County; Craig Williams of the 160th District which is southern Delaware and Chester counties; Shelby Labs of the 143rd District in Bucks County; and western Pennsylvanians Abby Major of the 60th and Leslie Rossi of the 59th districts are the House Republicans who get F-.
Robert Tomlinson of the 6th District which is in Bucks County is the only Republican who gets an F in the Senate.
Craig, what’s up with that?
The scorecard will be updated in real-time through the end of the year. Check back regularly.