February 26, 2008

Getting Nasty

Unbelievable story about a nasty fight between a Collegeville man and his brother in law over their favorite presidential candidates.

Two interesting observations. First, according to the story, the stabber (and Hillary supporter) is registered republican?? Second, if this is what's happening to democrat voters now, how bad will late October be?

February 23, 2008

Kats Meow

It's 1979, behind the iron curtain in former Soviet-controlled Ukraine. A teenager is about to embark on a journey which will bring her to the United States and the City of Brotherly Love.

One can only imagine how Marina Kats must have felt as she left her home for the rough landscape of Philly. She didn't speak a word of English back then, so chances are Joey Vento wouldn't have served her a cheesesteak, but that was just the first of many obsticles she's since overcome.

Now, nearly 30 years later, she's the president and founder of a respected litigation firm, and president of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce. Marina is also on the board of Einstein Hospital, Temple's Presidential Advisory Board as well as Temple's School of Law Alumni Board.

She's been honored by the Governor as one of the "50 Best Business Women in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania", and one of Pennsylvania's "Super Lawyers" as described by Philadelphia Magazine.

It's a good ol' American Story. Leaving communism behind for capitalism, leaving socialism for a piece of the American Dream, at the height of the cold war. Finding success despite the odds. Even though the Obama's are calling for change, it seems to me Marina proves things in the USA are just fine, as is.

On Monday, Montco's half of the PA-13th congressional district will endorse a candidate to challenge the incumbant democrat. Those I talk to give her a good chance at gaining the endorsement.

Given her credentials, Marina will succeed at one thing Raj Bahkta never could: Causing Allyson Schwartz to lose sleep.

February 21, 2008

Star Wars - Revenge of the Gipper

Personally, a little smile came to my face when I heard the news of the US successfully shooting down the falling satellite last night.

Despite Chinese protests and years of Donkey denials about the potential success of the program, SDI finally pays off.

Somewhere in heaven, Reagan and our Lord are doing a chest bump. Meanwhile, former Tip O'Neill top aide Chris Matthews must be kicking his dog.

February 20, 2008

McCain Honeymoon Over

It took them long enough to turn on their maveric darling, but the New York Times finally let McCain know exactly where they stand with him. Wondering how many moderate Republicans are having buyer's remorse.

February 7, 2008

1976 Redux

I now know how the Goldwater wing of the party felt following the bicentennial convention.

Most of those delegates knew they made a mistake in choosing Ford over Reagan that year, although I'm not sure how many felt that Carter would go on to beat the President that fall. Mitt Romney's decision to suspend his race leaves the neocon base with a serious conservative void this election season.

Over sixty percent of the republican party has voted for someone other than John McCain through super Tuesday. Is he talented enough to win them over? I doubt it.

I wonder if Rick Santorum is available for a late entry...