Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I can't believe it...

US Senator Al Franken (D) MN


Monday, June 29, 2009

Saw this somewhere...

The official blog of the Westmoreland County Republican Committee. No other blog has been authorized or endorsed by the WCRC or its candidates.

What other blog could they be talking about? I don't think I ever claimed this to be an official Westmoreland GOP blog. I never wanted it to be. I always wanted to have complete editorial control.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

This morning Whispers

The Trib's whispers column claims State Senator Kim Ward is going to support democrat Carmen Pedicone next year. Anyone who knows Sen. Ward's long committment to the county GOP knows that she would not actively support a democrat against a republican for county office.

I, for one, would support Carmen Pedicone for re-election because he has earned it.

Tom Balya retiring as commissioner? That would end up being a big commissioners race. The GOP would have a great shot at winning two seats.

Colin McNickle's American Obituary

Rarely, do I agree with McNickle. Unfortunately, our current poll driven congress worries me greatly. The republicans in congress are a bunch of wussies. Some "leaders" in the GOP seem to be given a stash of viagra. Sarah Palin, while telegenic, is not a strong intelligent leader. Who is going to lead the opposition to all this? Who?

Read McNickle's piece.
Here is a quote from the article.

Three bullets. Each bought by the electorate. Each loaded by the government. Each being pointed at America's head. And, tragically, the trigger is about to be squeezed by a nation of too-ignorant, too-gullible or too-lazy sheeple.

Friday, June 26, 2009

I have to say...

I love the Thriller album. I hope Michael Jackson has found peace. It is always sad when someone dies before their time.

Sanford: What a moron!

I would not forgive him if I were a voter. Two reasons: crying in public(baby!) and cheating on his wife(louse!). I also don't accept his explanation. Not once did I hear him say what a wonderful woman his wife is and what a despicable human being he is. Get lost jerk!

Memo to republicans: Don't act like pious christians if you are going to cheat on your wife!

If these guys would spend as much time cultivating their relationships with their wives as they do cheating, they would not need to cheat.

That goes for you too, Sen Ensign. Get lost, loser! We don't need either of you in government. Plenty of better people to take your place tomorrow. The first 10 people to walk in the local Walmart would be preferrable to me than to have you lying despicable wife cheating losers in government. It would not be so bad had the whole conservative movement hadn't starting claiming christianity and family values as their own.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I don't think Gordon should be kicked out!

During my time as chairman, I think I circulated 2 petitions for the republican nomination for school director (my wife's and another person) who were registered democrats. I do not think it should violate by-laws because of the cross filing nature of the office. It is nuts to kick Gordon off the republican committee for this. After all, he had to ask a democrat to circulate his own petition. It is just the nature of the race.

Shame on you GOP committee (update: troublemaker not committee). Gordon was a HUGE help to elect a good conservative republican to the state house. Just go ask Tim Krieger how much help Gordon was. What a boneheaded move! If I was chairman, I never would have allowed this case to be heard!

As for me, I did violate the spirit of the by-laws. I have no problem with being expelled.

I was told by someone that Gordon has not been kicked out yet. Due to the cross filing nature of the race, the by-laws are open to interpretation. We shall see. Kicking Gordon out does no one any good. I can state for a fact that Gordon wore a McCain button to the Obama rally at Hempfield High School. He attended because he was a school director. I was there because my wife and kid wanted to go and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Obama wasn't any different than any other politician I have seen. Spoke better than some, but no "magic"

Update from George Dunbar. Matter settled. Whole press release in comments.
I did not believe that Gordon’s actions necessitated his removal. Gordon has been a loyal and hard working committee man for years and I am looking forward to continuing that relationship in the future.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Read this article!!!!

US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive Telegraph.co.uk

Most are former industrial cities in the "rust belt" of America's Mid-West and North East. They include Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh,

Are you kidding? They can't bulldoze part of Pittsburgh. The Pens just won the Stanley Cup and the Steelers won the Super Bowl.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sarah Palin must be going for the Conan O'Brien vote!

For someone who wants to be president, I don't think she should personally get involved in a public spat with David Letterman. She should have people for this. You know, a spokesperson.

I prefer Conan.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Samantha hasn't appeared on the blog for a while

Here she is with her puppy buddy from across the street. They are both about a year old now. They love to play.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Took Lizzie to see Arlo Guthrie

She didn't like it at first, but she liked the end of the show when Arlo told the story how one person can make a difference. Arlo is really cool to see if you ever get a chance.

Europe is leaning right and we are leaning left

I just saw on Drudge that Sarah Palin is making the rounds trying to be the voice of the right in the US. I am not buying it. I was for her very early in the VP stakes, but her performance as a running mate was dismal and I really don't think she is all that bright. Sorry to those of you who love her, but we need someone who can really guide us(Mitt Romney). The GOP can do way better than Palin. hint hint: Mitt Romney.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Lot of talk going around about GOP team for Gov

People want Pat Meehan to run with Tom Corbett. I hate to tell you all this. Nobody cares who the candidate for Lt Gov is. They vote for governor. Personally, I think Corbett wins the GOP nomination for governor no matter what. Let the Lt. Gov primary be a free for all! Let's actually have some excitement and a discussion of ideas in a primary. Go back in time. Lynn Swann would have been a better candidate for governor had he actually beat Bill Scranton in a real race for governor. Or maybe Scranton would have beaten him had Swann not hidden from debate. We will never know. We only know that Lynn Swann was beaten BADLY!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Anyone know what is behind this comment I got earlier today?

Anonymous said...
I heard things got really nasty at the Executive meeting last night. Anyone know what actually happened?
June 3, 2009 6:45 PM

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I love the litium channel on sirius radio!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Kevin Acklin for Pittsburgh Mayor!

While I was running the Pittsburgh Marathon, 3 people cheered me on by name. Kevin Acklin was one. Plus, Kevin would make an outstanding mayor.