David Landau – A One Trick Pony?

I’ve been interested in the up coming election for Delaware County Council in November now for a few months, thanks to David Landau moving into my town of Clifton Heights. I have visited both parties web sites, and although both talk a good talk, Fizzano Cannon, McGarrigle, and Lewis of Delco 2007 have EXPERIENCE and have served Delco well according to my observations, abit some issues that I’ll describe below.

Wasteful Spending:

To David: Why spend how many thousands of dollars to rent a campaign HQ here in Clifton? That is wasteful spending. Myself and other people residing in the “Blue Collar” section of Delaware County are quite content with the way things are running, and do not want to see Delco be consumed by Philadelphia, like it did to Mayfair, Roxborough, and the greater northeast, an agenda that you Democrats have been trying to do for decades!

Response to your Problem:

I asked Nick Micozzie to look into a matter concerning a neighbor, and he responded. So did his Son and also Tom Judge, all Republicans serving Delco. They actually responded to me, so I in turn feel that they are worthy of being elected. That’s what gets people elected. To be fair to you, your spokesman, George Matysik, has responded to me via email in a positive way, and insists that you are sincere in your ambition to serve us.

Cronyism:

There is one issue that David brought forth, that has me interested. “The one trick pony issue” mentioned as the title to this post that has me interested in him. It’s called Cronyism. I know of several people who own companies who have a lock on contracts in the county and have had for years, and why they do is not a secret anymore. Unfortunately, this issue is a non issue, as most voters in Delaware County are not self employed, and couldn’t give it another thought. Another thing is the issue of Upper Darby, once a decent place to live, now turned into an extension of West Philadelphia. David, what would you be willing to do to resolve this?

Number ONE Problem:

What I want County Council to do is to BAN Section 8 housing in Delaware County. Period. Scumbags who play the system represent over 95 percent of the applicants. Our so called “Tax Dollars” fund these people, while people like myself, pay top dollar to live in the area, not to mention NO HEALTH CARE. These are MY issues, and many other voters who will decide the outcome in November. Enough of ranting tonight, I need to find some work to do tomorrow as a self employed electrician so I can pay my bills.

Cheers.
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Links to the candidates for Delaware County County Council:

David Landau

Just kidding, here’s the real link to David’s web site..

10/8/2007 – *NEW* Ann O’Keefe for Delaware County County Council!

Andy Lewis, Tom McGarrigle, Christine Fizanno Cannon

Here’s a blog that has a world of opinions on the above issue.
The Haverford Blog

Any other canidates running for County Council, etc, come this November please e mail me and I’ll be most happy to add your link tho this post!

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Hamsher Fever

Jane Hamsher - The most wanted blogger in Delaware County

A few days ago I posted something on both the Haverford Blog and our own forum, telling everyone that I was setting up a blogger meet at a local bar. I also stated that Jane Hamsher (of Firedoglake), Above Average Jane (of Aboveavejane), Akkam (from Akkam’s Razor), and hopefully a few others could (not would) be in attendance.

I was amazed of the flood of e mails that I received, 23 in all, asking me if Jane Hamsher was really going to be there! Cripes, don’t people actually READ? I never said that she was going to be there, I said ” Also in attendance could be“.. I trully wish Jane would have shown up, but number one, I believe she lives in Virginia! Two, I don’t know her personally, and if I did It’s not like I could call her up and say: Hi Jane, this is Fran. I’m having a blogger meet at Peabody’s and I want you here NOW! Even if I did know her, she would probably tell me to **** off, and I wouldn’t blame her one bit. (Us Men are so demanding at times, aren’t we?)

Finally, I received one e mail from a liberal Democrat asking me if I could confirm that Jane Hamsher would be in attendance. Thankfully I read it and replied that Noooo She wouldn’t be there, that I was only kidding!

Two people did show up, and we had a good chat, abit brief. The first thing that they asked was:

Is Jane here?

P.S. I was hoping John Gault would have shown up..

Welcome to the United States of America!

Spam message about immigration

Today I received an e mail trying to sell me citizenship to the United States. Gee, I though that I was already a citizen, being that I was born right here in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Intrigued, I clicked on the link. alas, it took me to some bs link farm website (I was expecting something different.)

The ad got me to thinking.. What if everyone who made it into the US was automatically deemed a US citizen? This could happen only if certain things were changed of course, namely the U.S. constitution. But if George Bush would become supreme emperor of this country, he could throw the Constitution into the trash, and grant these people of his “New World Order” their wish.

What do you think? Is that a good deal or what!

Cheers to all you immigrunts!

It’s Because We RULE!

Number of Lefties Bounces Back
By Andrea Thompson,
LiveScience Staff Writer

Lefties have been bouncing back in recent decades, following a decline in the beginning of the 20th century, a new study shows.

While lefties currently make up about 11 percent of the population, earlier studies found only 3 percent of those born in 1900 were left-handed. These claims led Ian Christopher McManus of the University College London and his colleagues to learn more about this change.

“Left-handedness is important because more than 10 percent of people have their brains organized in a qualitatively different way to other people,” McManus said. “That has to be interesting. When the rate of a [variable trait] changes, then there have to be causes, and they are interesting as well.”

To tease out the cause of the lefties’ decline in Victorian times, the researchers looked at a series of films made between 1897 and 1913 by early filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon, whose body of work forms the largest collection of early non-fiction films in the world.

McManus and his team identified 391 arm-wavers in the films and compared the number of lefties and righties in the old movie to a more modern “control group” formed by searching for “waving” with Google Images.

About 15 percent of the people in the old films waved with their left hand, compared to 24 percent of lefty wavers in the Google search, the study, published in the Sept. 18 issue of the journal Current Biology, found.

The researchers compared these results to previous studies of handedness in writing and found that left-handed waving is more common than left-handed writing.
After correcting for this bias, the researchers found that “the earlier Victorian rates of left-handedness are broadly equivalent to modern rates, whereas rates then decline, with the lowest values for those born between about 1890 and 1910,” McManus said.

The lefties in the Victorian films were typically older, which rules out the possibility of higher rates of mortality among lefties.
The most likely reason that lefties dropped in numbers at the turn of the 20th century was possible social influence brought about by universal education and the industrial revolution. These two factors would have forced lefties into the spotlight as they learned to write in the classroom or clumsily used machines built for right-handers.

“That would have exacerbated the stigma that any visible minority can experience, and the result could have been that left-handers found it more difficult to find marriage partners, marrying later, and hence having fewer children so that fewer of the relevant genes went into the gene pool,” McManus told LiveScience. “And we do have evidence that around the turn of the 20th century left-handers had fewer children than right-handers.”

No Smoking in Delaware County?



Cross posted from my personal blog

Last night I went up to Roxborough to visit my Daughter Natalie. I wound up at the Parker Pub and was hanging out with her aunt Carrie (Pictured). Anyway, dumb ass me lights up a Winston. Carrie immediately told me you can’t smoke in here! I forgot all about the recent smoking ban in Philly.

I grumbled for a second, then went out the door. Carrie followed me, and she also lit one up. I have to admit, going out the door to light up was a pain in the ass, and I found myself accepting the ban.
Delaware County has a proposal I believe to ban smoking in taverns.
I believe that it is a good idea, as it would curb me and others from a nasty habit.

Cheers..