Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Initially polling shows the public perception that Obama won and as much as it pained him, Dick Morris thought so too.
Unless they kick me out, I am still a member of the Westmoreland County Repulican Committee. I don't think their website should be calling Obama "Osama" or calling him a muslim when he clearly is not. Obama can easily be beaten on ideas. McCain has the better plan and experience. It does not serve Senator McCain well to put slurs on the website. As a matter of fact, McCain opposes that.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Bompiani was having a fundraiser at The Palace Theatre. Doesn't look like he could have raised all that much money from the looks of things.
Tom Balya was standing out in front of the Obama headquarters. He is a partisan guy and his writings seem a bit "angry" at times, but he was very pleasant to have a conversation with. He introduced me to John Boyle who is running against my friend Tim Krieger. There was lots of activity going on inside the Obama headquarters. FYI, McCain will win Westmoreland by at least 25,000 votes.
Stopped by the Westmoreland GOP headquarters. Lots of calling was going on there. Picked up some McCain stickers. I met the guy who was being talked about on the other "Westmoreland Republicans" site. He seemed nice and capable. I also know the girl who is being talked about on that site and she is pretty awesome. I would want her involved in any campaign I was in. I only mention this because my name was mentioned on that site. I want to make certain that people know I like the girl who is being discussed on the site very much. She is intelligent and very capable. Physically, the description attributed to her is just not accurate.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
If this is true, it just demonstrates that his campaign is more of the same Harrisburg insider crap that we have all come to dislike. If the Harrisburg insiders are running and funding his campaign, how can Mike Reese reform or stand up to the Harrisburg insiders and lobbyists?
If anyone has the poll questions, please let me know. I intend to help refute any negative charges made against Mike O'Barto in this election. I have lived in Unity Township. I know Mike O'Barto and he is a good supervisor. Mike O'Barto will make an excellent state represenative.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Today, Kim Ward sent out a piece spelling out the facts that School Director Bompiani raised taxes almost 50% while in office. Bompiani sent out a piece that he is a spending/tax hawk. Who do we believe? The record or Bompiani's mailer.
Monday, September 22, 2008
"Sa-Rah! Sa-Rah!" they chanted at every mention of her name, applauding loudly and waiving tiny American flags that were distributed -- along with free water bottles -- by local volunteers. The fire chief estimated the crowd at 60,000. Link to the article
I bet Obama just gets sick to his stomach when he sees these crowds.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
CRYSTAL BALL. Seems that former Westmoreland County GOP Chairman Perry Christopher might be just a little clairvoyant. Or maybe he's just goofy. Whatever, Christopher was on the Sarah Palin VP bandwagon long before anyone here even heard of the Alaska governor.
Christopher blogged earlier this year in support of Palin's being put on the GOP ticket with John McCain. This came from the man who had once supported Mitt Romney for the top spot on the GOP ticket and had even toyed with backing Democrat Barack Obama, so his Palin-love was hardly taken seriously by local Republicans.
But now there's a little back-slapping going on between Christopher and local Christian Coalition head Don Thompson, who in a newsletter sent out this month noted that Palin was not exactly a popular VP choice by locals who responded to a survey he sent out in January.
"One person mentioned Sarah Palin for VP and had to explain that she was current governor of Alaska," Thompson wrote. "I might say that person was Perry Christopher, former Westmoreland County GOP Chairman, who must have had a clear crystal ball that day."
Here is a photo of me and my wife!
Friday, September 19, 2008
We're All Socialists Now
Time to take a step back: A Republican President just sent out his Treasury Secretary to announce the federal government will spend "hundreds of billions of dollars" to takeover a not-insignificant chunk of the economy. Jonathan Martin, ThePolitico.com
The Illinois senator said he would be discussing the Fed-Treasury proposal with his top economic advisers on Friday morning. Among those who have been advising Obama on his response to the financial crisis are former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and former U.S. Treasury secretaries Lawrence Summers and Robert Rubin. From a Reuters report
Thursday, September 18, 2008
The constant "things are much better since the new leadership took over" over at the official website of the Westmoreland County Republican Committee is pissing me off. Old leadership only did what was asked of us by Bush/Cheney'04, Santorum'06, and Ward/Dunbar for Commissioner. We did a pretty good job the last 4 years and supported some great candidates. I did whatever was asked of me by our candidates. I only wished that we could have gotten Santorum, Diana Irey and Bill Scranton elected.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Up to that point I was favoring Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as a bright young face with truly conservative views. His strong handling of the evacuation process in advance of Hurricane Gustav’s arrival raised his stock in my opinion, but no one had him on the short list as the GOP convention neared. But then came Friday morning, August 29th and from my rented beach house at Topsail Beach, NC, I heard the rumors that Sarah Palin was to be the nominee. At first I thought I had been out in the sun too long but it was only 9AM! As the day unfolded and her conservative credentials were being touted, I became more and more impressed with her being chosen. I must admit I had never heard of Sarah Palin until I conducted my informal Presidential and Vice Presidential poll in January of this year. From the more than 150 responses our members submitted, ONE person mentioned Sarah Palin for VP and had to explain that she was current governor of Alaska. I might say that person was Perry Christopher, former Westmoreland County GOP Chairman, who must have had a clear crystal ball that day!
No crystal ball. I'm just a genius:)
...I am the McCain Campaign Field Director for Westmoreland County. This is a flier to let you know about a volunteer training/information session this upcoming Wednesday, September 10th in our Greensburg office, located at 23 N. Maple Avenue. Please feel free to stop by.
I am certainly glad I did not blame the McCain campaign for that silliness.
Check out Tim's website!
And make sure you plan on attending Tim's picnic on September 27 at Hempfield Park starting at 5PM. Details may be found here.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Time for these candidates to start seriously addressing the issues! Look at the banks, markets, and insurers. It is not time for a STUPID campaign like we have been having for the last few weeks.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The latest from Obama about the republicans:
"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig."
Wednesday, 09-10-08 Headquarters in Greensburg. 8pm. A McCain training session hosted by Sara Kennedy and she will have with her Ted Christian, The PA State Chair for the McCain Campaign, this should be interesting and informative. Again lets show them we're all committed in our county. Maybe then the next western PA visit from John or Sarah will be in our backyard.This is for the executive board as of room size constraintsI believe for Bush/Cheney'04 we found a bigger room. With all the excitement over the ticket, I think a more inclusive meeting would be wise and of course--A BIGGER ROOM. Let's attract those independents, democrats and republicans who may not be on the executive board or the committee who work like crazy to be at the training session. Remember, our ticket is the ticket of change and crossparty appeal. Our ticket is the ticket reaching out to everyone. The McCain/Palin ticket is the team that is not politics as usual.
I suggest if you want to get heavily involved in the McCain/Palin campaign, just show up at the meeting. Unless they are nuts, they will welcome you to stay. For those that were heavily involved in the Santorum campaign or the last presidential election and have been waiting eagerly for an organizational meeting, I would just go to this meeting.
Just my opinion, but remember they are thinking about kicking me out because I support Unity Township Supervisor Mike O'Barto for state represenative in the 59th. Like Joe Lieberman, I can put party aside for the betterment of my country and state. Mike O'Barto has the experience, independence and integrity to go to Harrisburg and be an agent of change and reform. A less experienced candidate would be eaten alive by the career politicians and lobbyists in Harrisburg.
Here is the funny Obama quote:
Palin's bio is "compelling," Obama said.
The crowd booed. "No, it's an interesting story." More boos. "No, no, it is. I mean that sincerely. Mother, governor, moose shooter."
The crowd broke out in laughter. "That's cool. That's cool. That's cool stuff," Obama said.
Of course that is the problem for Obama. He is underestimating Sarah Palin and her appeal to average voters. His lack of understanding will be his demise. I still wonder what Hillary Clinton is thinking...Can Obama still dump Biden and put Clinton on the ticket? That is his only hope.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
By the way, who else would have liked to read Hillary Clinton's mind last night. How does this affect her? No matter how this election turns out (and I think it will be a McCain victory), Sarah Palin will be the first female president of the United States.
In another interesting tidbit, Jamie Lynn Spears sends a baby gift to Bristol Palin.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
From NBC's Mark Murray
The AP reports: "Bristol Palin's boyfriend plans to join the family of the Republican vice presidential candidate at the GOP convention. Levi Johnston's mother said her 18-year-old son left Alaska on Tuesday morning to join the Palin family in St. Paul, Minn."
"Sherry Johnston also said there has been no pressure put on her son to marry Bristol Palin, the pregnant daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. 'Absolutely not,' Sherry Johnston told reporters outside the family's Wasilla home. Johnston said the two teens already had plans to marry before they knew she was pregnant.
"Sarah Palin announced Monday that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter was pregnant. The father was not identified beyond the first name of Levi."
But...please stop feeding me that stuff about city council and mayor of a town of around 9000. Not really a selling point.
I also do not consider Obama's time in the Illinois State Senate as a proper qualification to be president of the United States.
I am for Palin because she is a charismatic, strong conservative woman with real life (not government) experience. After her speech tonight, the typical press coverage of her will go away.
Remember to boycott US Weekly magazine. I don't know why people buy it anyway,
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Joe Lieberman performed a most difficult task very well. He tried to get the american people to forget about party and vote for the best leader--John McCain. He gave an excellent and heart felt speech. I hope those who want to kick me out of the Westmoreland Republican Committee were watching Lieberman's speech. Sometimes, you have to vote for the more experienced candidate just as I am doing by supporting Mike O'Barto for state rep in the 59th district.
Sarah Palin is going to weather this storm just fine. The media and the left are over-reaching and will only bolster her popularity. If you are a reader of US Weekly, stop now. Just wait until you see the cover with Palin. The headline is ridiculous!
I believe it is fair that the american people know that she is pregnant and that she is keeping the baby and marrying the father. I believe that is admirable. It is part of her story. The campaign has made her family a big issue of why she is a great choice. The whole "hockey mom" thing. This is part of that narrative. I think the Palins have handled this well with their daughter and it should not adversely affect anyone's opinion of them. Beyond that, I don't think this should be a campaign issue.
I think Obama was fantastic for immediately putting this off limits in the campaign. However, I don't think many in the GOP would do him the same courtesy. Proof of this: The stupidity of the continuation of calling him a muslim. He has accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and saviour. As christians, we don't question whether someone really means it. We welcome them into the family of christians. In this instance, Obama has shown he is a good christian man in how he is dealing with this issue.
All this being said, I think proponents of abstinence only sex education should re-evaluate their position and work to teach sex education in a responsible way which teaches abstinence but also gives kids the knowledge to protect themselves.
I still remain convinced that Sarah Palin is an excellent choice for VP. A real person who can identify with the real problems that people have. While on the subject of family problems, I don't know if I could have done as well with what life gave Joe Biden. I couldn't imagine had my wife and youngest daughter been killed in an accident leaving me alone to raise my two oldest girls. I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Joe Biden in how he handled that horrible situation. Both of the VP picks are good, strong people.
To audition, e-mail: Frank@thisisabigfatjokesodon'temailortakethisseriously.com
Monday, September 1, 2008
A BITE OUT OF POLITICS. Former Westmoreland County GOP chairman Perry Christopher's pup, Samantha, apparently is a devout Republican.
As Christopher recounts on his Republican blog, Samantha apparently put the bite on Democrat state Senate hopeful Dr. Tony Bompiani when Bompiani was knocking on doors.
Christopher said the 39th District Senate hopeful who is opposing Republican Kim Ward "was very nice about it."
Some Republicans apparently wish Christopher was as vicious against Democrats as his dog is. They are now trying to expel him from the county committee for supporting 59th District state representative hopeful Mike O'Barto, a Unity Democrat, over Republican Mike Reese, a Mt. Pleasant Republican.
As for the bitten Bompiani, he indicated there will be no lawsuit.
"You know how puppies have sharp teeth,'' Bompiani said. "She was just gnawing at everything and I put my hand there and he nipped me, that's all."
"I had no idea it was his (Christopher's) house and had never met him before. But he was very nice," Bompiani said.
Christopher said he still supports Ward in the race.