I was at Philly Pride yesterday, have never seen such a huge turnout. It was wall to wall people enjoying great weather, lots of interesting booths and people and constant entertainment. I ran into Tony from Delco and Sherrie Cohen who was working at the Liberty City Democrats booth. Dan Sauder was there distributing materials on the ACA for Keystone Progress. I missed seeing my old friend Doug Shaps who succumbed last year to cancer.
Tom Corbett's approval rating, down to 34% before the announcement of the sell-out to Shell, will continue sinking as he implements his radical agenda. The Reading School District notified 110 teachers last week that they've lost their jobs. Sixty more won't be replaced. How many of them do you think will vote for Gov. Gasbag? Security guards are also on the hit list raising concerns about teacher safety.
It took ten years to gather caucasian and Hispanic business people in one room in racially divided Hazleton. Major League manager Joe Maddon helped get it done. Congressman Lou Barletta used bigotry, hate and division to ride himself to Washington, DC leaving a shattered community behind. Now that he's gone as Mayor progress is being made.
Sen. Judy Schwank has a resolution drafted to build a comprehensive plan for education. This was done before and called a costing out study. The state was implementing it until Corbett came along and shredded it. Plans don't do any good when one idiot can undermine everything.
The police brutality against OWS protesters was designed to intimidate and threaten anyone condemning the 1% whose criminal behavior is destroying the country. Now the cops aren't even bothering to show up for the court dates. Every arrested protester needs to sue the City of New York then go back tot he streets. Each cop needs to be arrested for violating people's civil rights.
I just read the book "The World Without Us" which discusses what'll happen when homo sapiens becomes extinct. With rapidly advancing climate change this is a distinct possibility. We won't even know when we've crossed the tipping point, when nothing we do can save us from our moronic selves. If the species is too stupid to recognize the damage being done we don't deserve to survive. That's evolution and the world will evolve without us.
The Koch brothers are totally corrupting our country and destroying democracy. Capitalsim will be the end of democracy in this nation. The corrupt businessmen have already undermined our national security by dealing with Iran despite sanctions. Money trumps everything for these two greedy bastards.
Ed Rendell, in his speech Saturday at the PA Dems meeting, spent a few minutes talking about all the good we do at Planned Parenthood. Thanks Ed!
In yet another example of how the Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws are nothing more than legalized murder a man in Texas instigated a fight then shot a teacher who WAS standing his ground. It's time to repeal this mob induced legislation.