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The Pennsylvania Progressive

News & Notes

by: John Morgan

Sun Nov 29, 2009 at 09:30:42 AM EST


Who thought Tiger Woods would have an accident in a Cadillac?  Aren't Buicks good enough for him?

The couple who crashed the state dinner last week have had their fifteen minutes of fame.  You can go away now.

If you'd like to attend this Friday's event in Allentown with President Obama simply explain to the Secret Service that you're there to dine with him.  They'll let you right in, probably with that AR-15 you're carrying.

Barack Obama will go to Copenhagen for the world climate talks.  I predict nothing but more hot air as a result.  No one is going to do anything significant until more coastal cities are lost.

Speaking of which why do we continue spending millions replacing sand on barrier islands?  We'll never stop the relentless encroachment by the sea because we refuse to stop driving our SUV's and going green.  Stop bailing out the rich (again) and let them build elsewhere.

Here's a simple idea to screw the bankers who have been screwing us:  use cash.  Start carrying actual money and use that for your purchases.  This will deny greedy bankers of tons of our money.  There's nothing as satisfying as fighting back!

Tomorrow is the first day of hunting season in PA.  Deer hunters will flood the woods and some will do nothing more than shoot another hunter.  I'll refrain from kayaking for a couple weeks because too many of these lamebrains think drinking alcohol will keep them warm then they shoot anything that moves.

A friend and regular blog reader left us last week.  Kim Kline, tireless campaign volunteer and someone who deeply cared about this country decided to end his life Wednesday.  We'll all miss you buddy.  I picked up the newspaper Friday, saw his obituary and have been somewhat out of sorts since.  Kim lived near me for years and we ran into each other regularly.  He often called about blog articles or to alert me to interesting news.

We had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving.  Breakfast was at the new house and dinner at a niece's home.  I didn't watch a single football game all day and didn't miss it.  Of course I bought the paper Friday primarily to see who won.  As soon as the leftovers are gone maybe I'll begin thinking about Christmas.  I can't believe another year has come and gone and I'm getting too close to being 60 years old.  How did that happen?

I'm dog sitting again for my friends Jim and Cynthia while they're in New Mexico.  I'm jealous and every bad driver cutting me off and every rude clerk who refuses to thank me for my business make me yearn to be in Santa Fe.  The scenery ain't bad either.

If you haven't signed up for the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit what are you waiting for?  Sponsored by Keystone Progress and other progressive organizations it is coming in January.  Click on the ad on our left sidebar for more information.

The next Democratic State Committee meeting will be in early February, the week after the Summit.  Candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Senator will be vying for the official Party endorsements and there will be much to cover politically.  Read all about it right here.

President Obama announces his plan for Afghanistan Tuesday.  The escalation of the war makes this HIS war now.  I hear echoes of Vietnam regularly.  We either learn from history or we're doomed to repeat it.  I hate to watch us repeat the mistakes of Vietnam.  The generals always think more troops are the answer.

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few thoughts... (0.00 / 0)
1) I never made the Tiger Woods buick connection...thats pretty funny
2) as an avid bow hunter and rifle hunter...i dont a know a single person who drinks prior before heading into the woods.  not a one and i've hunted with some real good ole boys.  you are sterotyping.
3) my condolenses on the loss of your friend
4) finally...prior to barry taking his thumb out of his ass and makign a final decision about Afghanistan...you are missing something...
January 21, 2009...was the day EVERYTHING became barry's. It's his war (or lack there of). Its his economy. Its his unemployment. Its his everything. It comes with the job he so passionately campaigned for based on his decades long Senatorship...no wait...based on his extensive executive experience as Governor of the great state of...no wait....based on his having the divorce records of his opponents released.

have a great day :)


I disagree (0.00 / 0)
this recession remains Bush's and the war was his until Obama agreed to continue the conflict.  

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Came with the job (0.00 / 0)
You want the job? It's YOURS. All of it.

From day one. sorry if mr thin skin cant handle the pressure.    

you would think the years as community organizer would have given him the experience to handle the toughest job in the world.  


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I'm not sure (0.00 / 0)
anyone is ever ready to be President.  Very tough job.  I wouldn't take it for all the money in the world, especially now with the mess Bush left.

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few thoughts... (0.00 / 0)
1) I never made the Tiger Woods buick connection...thats pretty funny
2) as an avid bow hunter and rifle hunter...i dont a know a single person who drinks prior before heading into the woods.  not a one and i've hunted with some real good ole boys.  you are sterotyping.
3) my condolenses on the loss of your friend
4) finally...prior to barry taking his thumb out of his ass and makign a final decision about Afghanistan...you are missing something...
January 21, 2009...was the day EVERYTHING became barry's. It's his war (or lack there of). Its his economy. Its his unemployment. Its his everything. It comes with the job he so passionately campaigned for based on his decades long Senatorship...no wait...based on his extensive executive experience as Governor of the great state of...no wait....based on his having the divorce records of his opponents released.

have a great day :)


new news (0.00 / 0)
Huckabee has his own willie horton now...

http://seattletimes.nwsource.c...


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