Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dems Spending $100,000 on Tarah Toohil’s Weed

The PA House Democratic Campaign Committee is dealing a $100K hit-piece in Luzernce County targeting GOP State Representative Tarah Toohil, according to a report by PoliticsPA. The ad, below, stems from a video of Toohil engaging in what appears to … More after the jump

Posted in Elections Tagged

Patriot News Endorses Gene Stilp

Harrisburg’s largest daily newspaper has endorsed Gene Stilp over Congressman Lou Barletta in the race for the newly-gerrymandered 11th Congressional District. Telling readers to “give Gene Stilp a chance,” the Patriot’s editorial board says that Stilp’s activism “makes sense for … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Harrisburg / South Central Tagged ,

VotePA: Reliance on Voting Machine Batteries Ill-advised in Wake of Sandy

With millions of customers in multiple states out of electricity following Superstorm Sandy, VotesPA is asking how electronic voting machines will operate in the event some polling places in Pennsylvania and other states do not have power restored in time … More after the jump

Posted in Elections

#sandyinphilly (UPDATE)

Philadelphia seems to have escaped Hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed. I’ve been in touch with friends in almost every neighborhood, from the northeast to South Philly, Kensington to Strawberry Mansion and Brewerytown and everyone is safe and dry. Everyone has power. All are … More after the jump

Posted in Environment, Greater Philadelphia Tagged , , ,

FreedomWorks Fails in 12th District

Nobody has ever accused FreedomWorks of performing quality research. Now, FreedomWorks, a special interest group advocating extreme privatization and unlimited free trade, has accidentally admitted that the candidate they have been attacking in the 12th District wants to preserve Social … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Pittsburgh / SW Region, Social Services Tagged

PA Bill Punishing Poor Women For Having Kids: Part of A National Trend

A quick follow up on the bill championed, and then quickly dropped, last week by five PA state reps. The bill would have punished low-income women who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (the anemic remnants of the New Deal cash welfare program Clinton gutted), by … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Issues, National Politics, Social Services Tagged , , , ,

Humane PA Endorses Spicka Over Puppy-Photoshopping Kauffman

Humane PA has announced their endorsement of Susan Spicka in the 89th General Assembly district over Rep. Rob Kauffman, who made statewide news for photoshopping a puppy into pictures of his family on his campaign literature. Humane PA is an … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Harrisburg / South Central Tagged ,

SANDY DISASTER ALERT: All Liquor Stores in PA to Close by 3PM

The PA Liquor Control Board is reporting that all PA Wine & Spirits stores will close at 3 p.m. today due to Hurricane Sandy. The PLCB said it will continue to monitor the changing weather conditions to determine if the … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

Mike Fitzpatrick is Still in Hock to Big Pigment

Like every American, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick shares our deeply-held belief that we should lower taxes on companies that ship in Isoviolanthrone Crude Dry Presscake and 4-Sulfo-1,8-naphthalic anhydride potassium salt. I imagine that not a day goes by where hard-working Americans … More after the jump

Posted in Ethics Tagged

Tarah Toohil’s Contradictions Continue

As of late, I have been avoiding any commenting or reporting on the Tarah Toohil THC-toking tale. I generally avoid attacking a politician or candidate for what they do in their free time, or what they have done in the … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Social Services Tagged