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PA Election 2010

PA Election 2010


Ed Rendell (D) : Term Limit, out in 2010 (Incumbent)

Tom Corbett (R) @CorbettforGov & @Tom_Corbett – Attorney General & Ex-US Attorney
Sam Rohrer (R)@samrohrer – State Rep. & Businessman http://www.samrohrer.org/
Rich Gordon (I) – Truck Driver, Ex-Businessman & Retired Port Authority Worker
Robert Allen Mansfield (I)@MansfieldForPA, National Guard Veteran & Ex-Republican


Jim Cawley (R) – Bucks County Commissioner, Attorney & Ex-State College Republicans Chair


Arlen Specter (D): @SenArlenSpecter – (Ousted Incumbent)
Larry Murphy (L) – Businessman
Mel Packer (Green) – Physician Assistant, Writer, Ex-Labor Union Organizer & Peace Activist
Pat Toomey (R)@ToomeyForSenate – Ex-Congressman, Club for Growth President, Businessman & ’04 Candidate
Mike Yilit (I) – Pastoral Degree Student & Construction Worker


  • District 1:
Bob Brady (D): (Incumbent)
Pia Varma (R) – Businesswoman & Libertarian Activist

  • District 2:
Chaka Fattah (D):  (Incumbent)
Rick Hellberg (R) – Financial Planner

  • District 3:
Kathy Dahlkemper (D):  (Incumbent)
Mike Kelly (R)@MikeKellyforPA3 – Butler City Councilman & Car Salesman

  • District 4:
Jason Altmire (D):  (Incumbent)
Keith Rothfus (R) – Attorney & Ex-US Homeland Security Official

  • District 5:
Glenn Thompson (R):  (Incumbent)

  • District 6:

  • District 7:
Joe Sestak (D): – @Sestak2010 – Candidate for US Senate in 2010 (Incumbent)Dem primary pick for 2010
Pat Meehan (R)@PatMeehanPA – Ex-US Attorney, Ex-Delaware County District Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Jim Schneller (I) – Marketing Executive

  • District 8:
Patrick Murphy (D):  (Incumbent)
Mike Fitzpatrick (R) – Ex-Congressman, Ex-Bucks County Commissioner & Attorney

  • District 9:

  • District 10:
Chris Carney (D):  (Incumbent)
Tom Marino (R) – Ex-US Attorney & Ex-Lycoming County District Attorney

  • District 11:
Paul Kanjorski (D):  (Incumbent)
Lou Barletta (R)@loubarletta – Hazleton Mayor, Businessman & ’08/’02 Nominee

  • District 12:
John Murtha (D): Died on February 8, 2010
Mark Critz (D) – Ex-Congressional Aide, Ex-Businessman & National Guard Veteran
GOP Pick: Tim Burns (R) @TimothyBurns – Businessman

Terry Ronzio (Unity) – Nutrition Store Manager
Bruce Teich (I) – Physician, Ex-US Public Health Service Officer & Navy Veteran

  • District 13:
Allyson Schwartz (D):  (Incumbent)
Dee Adcock (R) @Adcock4Congress – Businessman & Community Activist

  • District 14:
Mike Doyle (D):  (Incumbent)
Melissa Haluszczak (R) – Paralegal & Tea Party Activist
Ed Bortz (Green) – Poet & Peace Activist

  • District 15:
Charlie Dent (R):  (Incumbent)
Jake Towne (Libertarian) – Semiconductor Process Engineer

  • District 16:
Joe Pitts (R):  (Incumbent)

  • District 17:
Tim Holden (D) (Incumbent)

Dave Argall (R) – State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & College Instructor

  • District 18:
Tim Murphy (R):  (Incumbent)
Scott Pigeon (L) @scottpigeon Contractor & Iraq War Veteran

  • District 19:
Todd Platts (R):  (Incumbent)

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Common Sense Tells Me

Common sense tells me: To live my life to be the best person I can be. The best husband and father. To be honest, kind, considerate, compassionate, patient, caring, giving, fair, understanding, forgiving, motivated, focused, enthusiastic, reasonable, aware, and educated. To give my best effort at everything I attempt. To evaluate the situation and conclude the most productive and efficient outcome.

Common sense tells me:  That ALL people are created equal. Everyone deserves respect. That everyone has the right to choose how they live their lives and choose what their beliefs are without judgement or condemnation.(within the realm of good, of course) A persons actions define their character. 

Common sense tells me: Each of us has an obligation to help one another. We have a duty to lift each other up, not tear each other down. That the correct answers are in the truth and facts.  The human race has so much to learn.

 The selfish modern American in me wishes to be back enjoying my life with my family. Instead I, like countless others are forced to turn our eyes ,hearts, and time towards Washington. Not in admiration and pride, but with disgust and shame. Shameful of how we have become a nation of followers with no pride. Disgusted with the entitled, hypersensitive complacent attitudes of mainstream Americans. While a corrupt government charades as an oracle chosen for and by the people. I am not talking about events of recent months. I’m talking about decades of corruption rooted deep in the foundation of government. Both parties have the same goal, just different styles of execution. The fighting we see is not for the constituents in their parties, but for the special interests that fund the parties. As well as to perpetuate the illusion of concern for the common working man. We have allowed this to happen. Over the years we have come to see “duty to country” as enlisting in a branch of the military. When our first duty is to be involved and to protect and defend America.

 It is all our fault. All of us in our own way enabled this outcome. We got lazy! One of the main principles was to have the people passionately involved with the affairs of the nation. When the people become complacent and look to their government as if it was their mother, we lose motivation. “Someone will bail us out.” There is no incentive for people to adapt and overcome. We’ve lost our drive to be the best citizens, spouses, parents and neighbors that we can be. We’ve lost our pride in being Americans. The second that Hollywood made everyday people “Stars”. Media fueled that hype and the art of perception began to pollute the minds of the public with fantastic visions of fortune and fame, the easy life. We became a nation of people who said “I’m gonna be somebody” “I’m gonna make a difference”. The “Me” nation. While we look to find ways to live the good life we don’t see other people already figured out how to live the good life at our expense.

We forgot that the constitution was also a pledge made by “We the People” to protect and defend the ”Great Experiment” against threats both foreign and domestic. The very foundation is based on the people being involved and informed with their government. We have not been. We are finally starting to cross party lines and speak out together. Demanding oversight and accountability, together. We are starting to come around. Aware of the propaganda machines, buzz phrazes, talking points and smear tactics. We realize we are being manipulated into division. This is what I fight. I fight for us to once again be the United not divided States of America. I fight for liberty, conservation, progress, equality, accountability, justice, human rights, the best solutions and strict government oversight.

 ”Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”
– Thomas Jefferson

United and Divided We Crawl

It is pretty clear where we are. We know how we got here and how it has come to this passionate movement to restore constitutional values. Now, where do we go from here?

In my observations, I have seen many organizations that represent conservative, constitutional and patriotic values. Their messages creep out here and there in articles, blogs, and video clips. Rarely seeing the light of mainstream media day. Many call attention to the same issues and scandals with slightly different takes. Which ultimately amounts to “choirs preaching to choirs.” Unite the choirs. Preach to the ignorant!

 Many of us have givin up on most of the so called conservative leaders. Except when they blast the progessive and liberal agendas on “our behalf.” Then they mean something to us. It is sad when we are happy to get these measley bones thrown to us. It doesn’t even seem to matter that these are the same people that repeatedly throw us under the bus to serve themselves and the elite that paid to get them elected.

 From the Republican leadership there seems to be no effort to layout a clear plan or strategy for the future. No sense of urgency when it comes to uniting the conservative base. That is why we have this overwhelming urge to take matters into our own hands. And We have!

 We need to unite as one group, one voice, one nation. We need to tear down this corrupt house of lies to it’s constitutional foundation and rebuild from there. The preservation of our Constitutional vision should be rule number one! Too many are ignorant to what the founding fathers have laid out for us. For too long we have been fenced in by a two party system. A two headed snake fills us with venom from both sides.

 We don’t need more career politicians. We need Americans. Leaders. PERIOD. George Washington was nominated for president because they knew he would bow out when it was time. Who is our George Washington, our Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton? What politician do you know of that isn’t involved with a questionable company or organization? What current politician is fighting tooth and nail for the people and the country? Who is putting the nation’s interest above their own? Who is stepping up to dismantle this Government of mass destruction? Anyone? Really!?

 We the people, Americans, must unite. We must get connected and organized! If those moveon hacks can do it, in comparison, we should be able to crush their efforts. Our numbers must be counted and our voices heard. Our groups are spread out all over the place. We need to get centered, get back to basics: upholding the constitution and speak with ONE LOUD VOICE! The more attention we get on MSM the more eyebrows it raises, the more brushfires that are lit in the minds of Americans. Then we can begin to take America back. How many people do you know that don’t even realize they are conservative? Personally, I know many.

 We should start here. Sitting with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors discussing the Constitution. Discuss the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers. Compare them to the current policies and discuss where our government has strayed. For the most part we all can agree on the basics. We should put aside the hot button issues that divide us for a little while and refocus!

  Look what is happening at these townhall meetings. The majority agrees that government has grown too powerful and completely out of control at our expense! People are fed up(no pun intended) and we are calling them out on their “BS” with common sense questions. The clarifications and rebuttles can be entertaining to watch. Since politicians don’t know how to give straight answers or apologize! 

 Why do we know more about the bills they write than they do? Isn’t that what we hired them to do!? What does this tell you? It tells me their orders come from people other than the We the People. So, reading the bills before passing them is pointless. All they need to know is how to vote. Call it a charade or a song and dance, it’s all just theatre. Distraction from the real mechanics of Washington. It all must stop! We must begin to climb out of this grave that we crawled into!

Who will lead this movement?

Patriots, Defenders of Freedom & Liberty.

We will! 

 Unite! One group, Connect, Communicate, One voice, Educate, Protest, Win, Restore, Secure!

Perhaps we should drop all labels. Liberal, Conservative, Progressive. Really, aren’t we all of these already? Does it not describe what this country was founded on? Freedom and Liberty, conservation of values and resources, preservation of rights and the pursuit of progress for a just and equality based nation and government?

 Somehow they split these ideals into seperate entities. No more mass psychology!


If we do not stand united, divided we will crawl. How soon do we want our country back? NOW!

Terrorism In Boston!?

Received this article from a friend.

Author Unknown: Dateline – Boston April 20

Scores Killed, Hundreds Injured as Para-Military
Extremists Riot in Boston Area

National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache
of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April
19th by elements of a paramilitary extremist faction.
Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were
killed and more than 200 injured before government forces
were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash Massachusetts Governor
Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was
made up of local citizens, has links to the radical
right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists
for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal
revenue offices.

The governor, who described the group’s organizers
as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the
summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the
government’s efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread
refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed
assault weapons. Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons
and ammunition earlier in the week.

This decision followed a meeting early this month
between government and military leaders at which the
governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal
arms. One government official, speaking on condition of
anonymity, pointed out “none of these people would have been
killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over
their weapons voluntarily.”

Government troops initially succeeded in
confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and

However, troops attempting to seize arms and
ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily
armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the
government’s plans.

During a tense standoff in Lexington’s town park,
National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the
government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender
and return to their homes.

The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was
reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing
exchange. Ironically, the local citizenry blamed
government forces rather than the extremists for the
civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed
citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard

Colonel Smith, finding his forces overmatched by
the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support
the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore
law and order. The governor has also demanded the surrender
of those responsible for planning and leading the attack
against the government troops.

Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who
have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist
faction, remain at large.

Author Unknown

Sarah Palin: Redefining the Modern American Patriot

 The Sarah Palin resignation is cut and dry! Obviously, she loves her state. What Representative do you know of that are as hands-on with the communities and citizens in their state?

 Governor Palin is constantly attending events, relentlessly “tweeting” updates on the status/progress of Alaskan government affairs, and being the mouthpiece for the people she interacts with on a daily basis.

She gets it!

 She doesn’t elevate herself above the state and hover over them like some entitled puppet who makes you feel like they’re doing us a favor by dedicating their life to public sevice. She is the people. She treats them like family rather than constituents.

 I agree with Ann Coulter and Mary Matalin. She’s “Brilliat!” When you have that kind of dedicated relationship with your state and you are: unashamedly attacked personally, falsely investigated draining time and resources in defense of those lawsuits, ridiculed for being a successful working mother, a highly demanded fundraiser/candidate endorser, as well as becoming a major player in the future national political stage. How in the world can you give to the state you serve all that you swore under oath to uphold and accomplish? You can’t! It’s a complete distraction! Most importantly it’s not fair to the state and the people in it. She did the right thing….She gets it! It’s a “no brainer”, yet something we are not used to: A completely unselfish act from a politician that is redefining and restoring the role of the modern politician.

 The sexism never ceases to amaze me! Mark Sanford can go missing for days, cheat on his wife in another country, on fathers day weekend abandoning the very children he fathered, come back, and blather on about the affair and how it’s justified, so on and so on. NO MAN in office gets the criticism that she does! Not even when you run for the highest office in the nation and impregnate a mistress while your wife is dying of cancer. You get the idea.

 How dare a woman be so strong, successful and powerful? It’s called educational evolution. You are an instant moron if you try to argue against eqaulity at this point in world history. We have been through and seen too much to justify such abuse. Modern women identify better than anyone what oppression is all about and what it’s like to be appointed to second fiddle(Hillary Clinton). They’ve been forced into this role since the dawn of woman. Much like how the American people feel about their relationship with the United States Government. If America and the world have truly evolved socially like we claim, then prove it! Let’s recognize a leader! We all cannot let this opportunity pass us by like we did with Martin Luther King Jr.

MSM fear her! They know she can upset the delicate balance that they have spent so much money on to obtain: the control of the minds, emotions and votes of the American people/sheeple. She is a dangerous threat to the progressive/socialist agenda that George Soros and the Obama administration have been pushing through virtually unchallenged!

 I believe she will stay in politics. Governor Palin has shown a lot of passion in her position as the Alaskan Governor. Both standing with and for the people. As well as being an advocate against government abuse.

 We as Americans have expressed a desire for more options than a two party system. Could she be postioning herself to run as a Libertarian or Independent party candidate? This would be a refreshing change! The democrats are not advocates for Mrs. Palin or women for that matter. The Republicans have mostly declined to defend her. We the people must NOT follow suit and turn our backs on her too. Instead of twisting it, we have an obligation to remove the knife in her back and defend her with it! She stands for us and we in return MUST stand for her. If we are true patriots, then shouldn’t we support and defend those who choose to carry the torch of liberty on our behalf? Join her!

 Governor Sarah Palin could be one of those regular citizens that becomes a pioneer and unsupecting patriot that answers America’s call for freedom and liberty to be upheld and protected. Creating an opportunity to permanantly destroy the legacies of corruption and discrimination that have tarnished the reputation of this great but imperfect nation.

Maybe, hopefully she gets that too!

Ann Coulter explains Sarah Palins Exit


Mary Matalin: “Brilliant!”