August 31, 2007

Attitude Problem

"They talk and talk about what they're going to do," said Clarence Russ, 64. "There was supposed to be all this money, but where'd it go? None of us got any."

The words of a Katrina victim, 2 years after the storm. Yet another reason not to wait on the government to solve problems and fix things.

August 26, 2007

Clean Governance?

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Democrat Commissioner Candidates have signed a "Clean Governance" pledge! This time, it's Bucks County donkeys making these statements which sound vaguely familiar to claims leftist politicians from sea to shining sea (including Montgomery County) are making this election off-season. I'm sensing a pattern here.

First however, let's take a look at history. Many Democrats and media analysts assumed that the war in Iraq was the reason for both the United States House and Senate going Democrat in 2006. However, after numerous failed attempts to force Bush to abandon the troops in Iraq, that myth never materialized. Now that signs of the surge working in Iraq are surfacing, Democrats are quick to qualify "success" by stating that political progress is far from being realized. And calls for withdrawal are being replaced with suggestions (even by some leading Democrats) of how dangerous rushing troops home would be.

The real reason the Dems won last November was because Republican voters revolted against their party for a variety of reasons. The Senate might still be Republican today if George Allen had not made a stupid comment that made him look cocky and gave his opponent much-needed momentum. Tom Foley's email sex scandal, Tom Delay's relationship with Abramoff, Katrina, and even Terry Schaivo, all contributed to a general lack of confidence and/or trust in the GOP.

But Democrats are smart, if not hypocritical, for taking advantage of the slightest appearance of dirty governance. The truth is, perception is reality. Their calls for clean and transparent government is not a new concept, but one they all seem to be making in unison. This obvious strategy on Southeastern PA Democrats part, is a curious concept for them to tackle.

The party with Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) deep in his own scandal, the incompetent House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Ed Rendell's "sweetheart" Joe Hoeffel, might want to look in the mirror before they try those tactics.

August 24, 2007

The Real Civil Right's Leader

In this lengthy but enlightening transcript from the Rush Limbaugh radio show (August 23rd), Rush shows why he and conservatives are right on issues about race - NOT Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, nor Joe Hoeffel!

August 23, 2007

Another Bad Donkey Idea

"Today we propose fundamental changes in the contracting process," Damsker said, "so taxpayers get what they have been told they already have - a business-like government."

The Democrat candidates for Montgomery County Commissioner outline a 13 point plan (actually a 23 since item #5 had 10 bullet points of it's own) to, as they claim, improve the contracting process.

The points of their argument have several flaws. The most obvious is the assumption (you know what they say about assuming) that none of their "ideas" are currently implemented on county projects.

However, the one point they make which raises my eyebrow involves the "class A apprenticeship" concept (idea #9) that all county contractors' employees are required to possess. The only workers who officially receive this type of training are, of course, union employees.

So are the donkeys' plans real ideas to create a "business-like" government...or are they resolutions to created problems, used to fulfill campaign promises to the Democrat's largest contributors?

August 18, 2007

Philly, "Goodbye Boy Scouts"

It seems the Boys Scouts just aren't quite the kind of quality organization the City of Philadelphia can accommodate anymore.

August 13, 2007

Fun and Games?

Here's yet another display of the lengths "peace activists" will go through to intimidate and harass elected officials to get what their Democrat allies in Congress couldn't achieve.

They share this gotcha video in hopes that their cause will receive some sympathy. I share this video because the more this lunacy is exposed, the more people will come to their senses.

Note the ages of the handful of participants. Are they serious activists? Or are they simply trying to capture some of their long-lost-hippie childhoods? Coincidentally, the last time they felt significant.

While our troops are fighting (and winning) in Iraq, these bozo's prefer the "fun and games" approach. One more reason they should never resume power.

August 10, 2007

Taxpayer's "Sweetheart" Deal

Ruth Damsker claims "only voters will get sweetheart deals" if she and Joe Hoeffel are elected as Montgomery County Commissioners. She is referencing the created controversies trying to claim that Jim Matthews is somehow as dirty as say, I dunno, Mayor Street perhaps.

The claims made by both of the Democrat candidates for Montgomery County Commissioner are just this side of the land of Oz. They don't have any real issues to resolve, largley because Pennsylvania's wealthiest county is in great shape. Their best tag line - conveniently regurgitated by both the local hit-and-run press and some bloggers - is that Republicans have held onto Montgomery County for too long, and change is needed.

One question which immediately comes to this wacky conservative's mind; why don't we ever hear of the same concept applying to Philadelphia?

Let's compare. On one side we have Philadelphia, run by one party since 1951. On the other side Montgomery County, run by one party for the past 100 years. Take your time to think for a second. Time's up. Any doubt where you'd rather live? Any doubt where political corruption rules the day? Any doubt which county delivers better services?

I checked the record (silly notion, I know) to see how the Damsker/Hoeffel team might treat their "sweethearts". This April, Damsker supported the concept of property reassessment, until voter response squashed that idea. The last order by commissioners to have the county reassessed occurred in 1992, when Hoeffel was on the board. Isolated incident or a sign of things to come?

On the created issue of "sweetheart deals", Damsker voted yes to the same lobbying firm Matthews did; voted yes to the same medical examiner as the republicans did; and doesn't have any noted objection to the job that Rendell gave to Hoeffel after foiling Joe's bid for lieutenant governor.

Wait, what was that you say? A sweetheart job for a political operative? A job that was so critical to the state of Pennsylvania, that it sat vacant for 2 years before Joe got the $104, 431 gig? Yet Joe and Ruth want to hammer the current commissioners for giving a $35k county website job to a friend of Tom Ellis?

Seems to me, future Valentines Day might not be as sweet as the donkey's would like voters to think it will, if they run the Montco machine.

August 6, 2007

Not so Intelligencer

Read this lame attempt, on the website of the suburbs largest newspaper, by a political blogger to report and comment on the GOP debate yesterday. It's riddled with stereotypical connotations about Republicans from someone who obviously wants to be Bill Maher's protege.

The blogger failed to identify the most obvious and curious issue from the debate. Specifically, the "train wreck", was held on a Sunday morning, when most of the GOP base is in church. The writer and the editorial staff (if there is one) missed it.

But the best line is the blogs first. If this reporter has to accidentally see debates for him to report on them, why bother? The Intelligencer is obviously in need of talent.

August 2, 2007


A story that the Montgomery County Democrat machine and the Damsker-Hoeffel team hope stays buried in the PottsMerc...