Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Next presidential election scares me. It should be Romney, but who knows...
Sunday, February 21, 2010
State Rep Tim Krieger was also in attendance. I have always had a high opinion of him.
Tom Ceraso is interested in the seat? That is interesting. I will say this for Tom, he did check out Wilco due to my blog postings. So, he can't be all bad. Had he attended the Wilco show at St Vincent College, I might even had considered voting for him. Where were all you people when Wilco played at St. Vincent? What a lost opportunity for you all! By the way, Wilco's upcoming Pittsburgh show sold out super friggin' fast! Damn ticketmaster!
Friday, February 12, 2010
In the midst of John Murtha's vacant Congressional seat what Washington DC needs more than ever is a strong populist voice against the weakening Obama-Pelosi-Reid contagion. I don't know if any of the candidates circulating the mill, Bill Russell and Tim Burns will really provide that sort of opposition. They'd simply just fill the seat or else lose it back to the Democrats. There needs to be energy behind a candidate and the last time I've seen such a thing in this area was with current State Senator Kim Ward. She was the first female Republican County Commissioner elected in Westmoreland County history. She was made popular by being a whistle blower that helped fight the contract corruption that existed with other county commissioners Balya and Ceraso. Then with 2 months left in Bob Regola's botched state senate run in 2008 the State Party asked her to take his place. In that small window of time she not only won the election, she trounced opponent Toni Bompeani by 9,000 votes in a year where democrats were grabbing seats left and right. She doesn't take her per diems like other reps and senators, she is at her office in Greensburg every day when not in session, and she answers her own e-mails for goodness sakes. I think if you're going to run somebody, run somebody with momentum already so they can go into Washington with a vengeance and start to clean up the mess that the democrats have made. I hope the Republican party does the right thing and chooses Kim to save the day. I'm behind her.
I would be all for this, but I think Kim Ward lives in Tim Murphy's district. I also would be very much in favor of Diana Irey taking another run at this seat.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Their pizza is awesome. I already sent in a check for me and Rhonda. Come and have a beer or two or three...with me.
So, I lose my committee spot over this. Now, the Chairman of the Westmoreland County Republican Committee had this to say in the Tribune-Review on December 23.
George Dunbar, chairman of the county Republican Committee, said O'Barto recently approached him and several other executive board members about the switch.
"Through our discussions, it was clear that his views are much more in tune with the Republican Party as opposed to the Dems," Dunbar said.
No shit, Sherlock! By the way, I wasn't alone when I sat down with Mike O'Barto discussing his party switch or how to help our GOP candidates. One only has to look at last November's election results to see that this is a move in the best interest of Mike O'Barto.
Who took my committee spot anyway? I will be working for Tom Corbett, Mike Reese, Tim Krieger and Pat Toomey in the next election.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Update: I saw the Newsweek cover in Barnes and Noble after running. I got an eggnog latte. I just saw that Palin doesn't like it either!
In an interview on Monday, the former vice presidential candidate did lash out at a Newsweek Magazine cover which shows Palin in her running outfit. The image was taken during a Runner's World photo shoot months ago, and according to a post on Palin's Facebook page, showed a depiction of the formed Alaskan governor which she called "sexist, and oh-so-expected." From Chicago Tribune online
For the record, I thought the photoshoot for Runners' World wasn't such a good idea.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
- Roble (trailing)
- Dorothy (trailing)
- Lloydsville (no results but we had a bad feeling)
- Ward 1 (trailing)
- Ward 3 (trailing bad! Eric Hauser must live there)
- Ward 4 (trailing)
- Ward 2 (trailing where the Repuclican mayoral candidate is up huge! Bad sign)
- Ward 5 (trailing)
- Ward 6 (no results but the trend was not our friend)
So, driving out of Latrobe. We had thought we lost. I refreshed the blackberry and saw that we were ahead with only Whitney and Mutual out. We high tailed it to Whitney and thank God we had a poll worker there. Specifically, Rhonda's father. Hauser won big(at least we know who was pushing for him there), but not big enough to overtake our lead. And then, mutual came in with Rhonda ahead.
What were we thinking going to our weakest polls first? Nothing like driving around thinking you have lost.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
On to Toomey and Corbett!!!!! I am definitely not sitting out the Corbett race. Tom Corbett is an outstanding individual and should be governor. Pat Toomey is the right person to help restore some sense to the US Senate.
- Our friends and family who came out to vote, work the polls and told their friends to vote for us
- For all those who put signs out
- Mike O'Barto
- Both supervisor candidates, John Mylant and Sherry Bohla
- Greaterlatrobe.net for posting the video--almost 200 views more than our main opponent and our facebook friends that shared it.
- Who could forget the Vote for Rhonda runners last summer!
- Whoever started the rumor about me and reporting the "signs without disclaimers" because that actually helped us meet more people who helped us
- Barack Obama who actually made people want to vote republican again
- Poll workers for other candidates who helped us pass out info
- The other school board candidates who chose not to work the polls at all today. Normally, I don't think poll working helps. But today, it did. We had a lousy ballot position, but it was right under Bill Palmer. His excellent campaign got people to look down ballot for his name and then we were the only other school board campaign out there with literature.
- Olivia, Natalie and Elizabeth for being awesome today.
- And all those who helped who probably don't want me to put their names on the blog. You know who you are and thank you!
Rhonda really deserved to win. I just don't think it should have been this hard. Greater Latrobe is awesome school district!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Seriously, I have been far to busy with "life" things to bother with something like other people's campaign signs. I haven't even put one out in like two years. That being said, if you want a Rhonda Laughlin for School Board yard sign, just e-mail me. firstname.lastname@example.org
They are available in both Greater Latrobe school colors and halloween colors (black and orange). We would greatly appreciate it.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I wish people would get their facts straight before making accusations.
I did not report these signs to the courthouse. Also, no one associated with me or my wife reported these signs to the courthouse.