oh the things the media should be paying attention to…in west vincent…a revolution is brewing…..

There is a real live revolution happening in West Vincent. The township employees want Supervisor Sara Shick GONE. First I will share a video snippet. Then I will share the entire meeting recording and then the letter. Yes, dear readers, I have the letter. Grandma Charlotte and the Chester County Democratic Committee might also wish to pay attention…..

I had gotten a head’s up from a resident who told me to go to the 1:22 mark…..Police and township employees attempt coup, want Sara Shick OUT. 1:33 mark…..Sara Shick brother-in law defends…..what’s going on in West Vincent? Will they talk in West Vincent Hears Voices or whatever the page is called? I mean can they send ol’ Bernie back to West Conshy first? Good lord what a board…again…I guess this was bound to happen considering the players, yes?

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So yes indeedy, it’s crazy town time again in West Vincent, only this time the people the residents depend upon to run the township and keep them safe are saying they want the former handmaiden of former Supervisor Farmer Miller (hark do we hear Chickenman?) gone as in G-O-N-E.

Oh wait…I better not mention Chickenman…that gets the faithful in a lather, doesn’t it?

But I have minored in West Vincent craziness since the Board of Supervisors tried to exercise eminent domain for private gain on Ludwigs Corner Horse Show. It’s always something. It was calm for a while when Mike and John were supervisors because they cared and did the right thing. But then when they cycled off of the board, old bad habits seemed to emerge once again, didn’t they?

Anyway….this is quite the stunning turn of events in West Vincent, including employees wanting an actual set of HR rules — I can’t believe nothing existed until now, can you?

I have the letter:

I almost forgot…the October meeting recording:

And FYI I covered the French Maid of it all. That was PUBLIC information, not top secret documentation although I wonder what happened to the audit being made public that the taxpayers funded? What is it about audits and shady that go hand in hand anyway?

Again, I wonder if the West Vincent Hears Voices Facebook page which was started to prop up the old Farmer Supervisor in his last gasp at politics is chatting about this turn of events? They seem to be a secretive group now so I imagine being a fly on that Facebook wall is interesting right now? Or it might not be because it was pretty managed before. So they might delete all references to this because only happy fuzzy eco friendly recycling unicorns farting rainbows need apply, right?

Hey look, I told you all in 2019 I thought Ms. Shick was not a good choice for supervisor. She’s had a lot of health issues lately and great personal loss as per her chatty Cathy brother in law. Maybe she should indeed bow out. Because THIS? This is not going away.

Now discuss amongst yourselves…congratulations West Vincent I think you have usurped the crazytown award at least temporarily from West Goshen and Willistown. And I will note no West Vincent employee has spoken to me about this and if there is retaliation against any of them for standing in their truth that will be something I would be interested in knowing about.

Carry on.

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what would charles dickens think?

I have been trying to give these Yuletide at Devon people the benefit of the doubt. Even sent potential sponsor people and others their way. But then on top of the fee just to walk in the gate, I next heard about the parking prices.

Sorry not sorry, my inner Scrooge came out at the parking prices on top of the walk in the gate prices without so much as a complimentary candy cane? Ummm?

And then there was the whole “press preview” because that cracks me up. Influencers, and more benign mommy bloggers were invited. I am laughing because my invitation must have gotten lost, yes? But then again, I don’t ask for or expect freebies, do I? But hey some Russian and India based bot tweeters have it on “X” so I guess that matters?

I have never been an it girl (or needed to be), nor am I an influencer or an overly socially ambitious “therapist” who wants to be an influencer, I just love Christmas and offer an honest opinion.

But my honest opinion after mulling it over is that for $35 just to walk in the door, not including parking or anything else unless you want to ride kiddie rides? I’ve made the decision to skip it. I am not saying don’t go, I am saying for me it’s a shiny Christmas bauble without the necessary luster.

If Yuletide at Devon had decided to offer to donate a portion of proceeds back to a local nonprofit even on just select days, as in doing something that would help people during the holiday season, I probably would have bought a ticket in the end. But what their event is messaging to people in my opinion is Christmas magic at a cost that a lot can’t afford. So sadly, I think for its inaugural year I am giving it a pass. Also the reviews have been quite mixed and everyone has said it’s too expensive.

Christmas should indeed be magical but maybe not another gaping dividing line between haves and have nots. What would Charles Dickens think? I am thinking he might think we need a modern Christmas Carol or something, truthfully.

So what events will I attend that I was delighted to buy tickets to because of a non-profit component? Keep reading….and first two other great giving ideas….

One of my other just giving for good picks this year is Plaid Pajama Project.


And of course you can never go wrong with Toys for Tots.


See below for 3 amazing event picks. I also have heard of another fun shopping event near Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem but I don’t know details yet. And I will also tell you that all of my picks for vintage and antique things that I love remain true at Christmas:

Now… here are my three picks for fun holiday events with a shopping component to attend in the area:

Holiday Magic for Good #1:

First up will be the preview for the Holiday Barn Sale at Life’s Patina at Willowbrook Farm. The preview tickets are sold out and I am happy to buy them every holiday season because it’s a spectacularly magical and beautifully curated holiday event that ooozes Christmas and the holidays. And a portion of the sales every time go to a nonprofit.

The sale has three FREE public days and free parking as well.

Friday, December 1st, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 3rd, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Willowbrook Farm, 1750 N Valley Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Every year I introduced more people to this event, and every year they thank me for telling them about it because it’s such a wonderful experience!

Holiday Magic for Good #2:

When I first heard about this event in its infancy, a year ago, I was so excited. I can’t wait!!!

I am talking about the Surrey Services for Seniors Holiday House Tour and Shop. It is the first real holiday house tour of its kind in the Main Line area since Christmas in the Country, which was the event that Agnes Irwin did for years as a fundraiser!

The tickets for this event at Surrey sold like hotcakes. So the tour portion is actually sold out but they have this amazing set of Christmas shops over in Eisenhower Hall at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. That is free and open to the public on the same day as the house tour! And the vendors are carefully curated and a lot of local faces, that people love among others.

The Christmas/holiday shops are Friday, December 8 from 11 AM to 6 PM. 1001 Eagle Road in Wayne. And best of all there’s ample free parking! And I know who some of the vendors are for this and people will love it!

Best of all, this entire day, benefits, the fabulous nonprofit known as Surrey Services for Seniors, so what is not to love?

Holiday Magic for Good #3:

I guess you’ve already figured out I like Holiday house tours. Especially when they benefit a good thing.

So number three on my list is a West Chester Borough and area tradition.

The Holiday Home Tour will take place on Saturday, December 2, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and will showcase eight homes in the Northwest and Southwest quadrants of the Borough decked out for the holidays.

Created as a socially distanced replacement for the Holiday Home Tour during the pandemic shutdown of 2020, the family-friendly Holiday Door Tour was so popular the library now offers it in addition to the Home Tour! Running from Saturday, December 2 through Sunday, December 17, this self-guided tour will feature West Chester doors and porches decorated by their owners in holiday finery. It can be enjoyed at any time of day and by a group of your choice.

get tickets:

All proceeds from the Holiday Tours will benefit West Chester Public Library and the community it serves. Holiday Home Tour advance tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased in the library or online through December 1. Tickets may be purchased the day of the Tour, December 2, at the library for $50 each.

gobble gobble and #savebigelkcreek

The turkey went into the oven and looked like it was wearing its own shroud of Turin.

The table is set. Little snacks are out until dinner is ready. Happy Thanksgiving.

I don’t have too many thoughts for all of you today other than I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I will say that as this year draws to a close, that it has been a long year. A lot of ups, and a lot of downs in our communities.

It has also been a time of too many people telling me what I should write about, what I should cover, how I should think, and how I should feel. I got a little tired of that, and I find it presumptive of people. I don’t expect to be everyone’s cup of tea, and no one says you have to read a single word I write.

I help where I can because I want to. And if I can’t help, it’s not necessarily because I don’t want to, but it is because sometimes you all in your communities have issues that you need to figure out on your own. I can’t always give everything a voice.

For example, there is something brewing in the far reaches of Chester County at Big Elk Creek in Franklin Township, Chester County. And now, for some reason known only to the butt heads in Harrisburg, they want to turn it into an RV park/camping destination. I don’t know much about this area of the county but I did a little research and I found an article from 2022:

So again, this was an issue that somebody contacted me about that I don’t know anything about except my initial gut check says don’t let the state turn this into Disneyland but when I try to explain this to someone contacting me at 10:30 PM at night they were first worried that they had offended me and they hadn’t but I tried to tell them it’s Thanksgiving week I have a life. and I also said to them that they are their own best advocates.

And it’s true you can be your own advocate. You have to get out in front of issues and contact media and get other people interested and go to public meetings, and hold public meetings.

📸 Look at this post on Facebook

But sometimes open space needs to just be open space. It needs to be a habitat. And you can’t be a habitat for wild things when you’ve got an RV campground in the middle of it – that doesn’t work.

Big Elk is home to rare owls, wild orchids, bog turtles, migratory birds of all kinds and more.

So on Thanksgiving, I am asking people to look into helping these people in Franklin Township. People were so excited last year, when the land was becoming a state park. But I feel like they’ve been a victim of bait and switch if this goes through. And my biggest problem is the state and DCNR seems really murky about it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

antique jewelry dealer robbed at antiques at kimberton show recently held at morgantown holiday inn?

I used to love going to the Kimberton Antiques Show… when it was in Kimberton on the fire house property. Then, for some reason, I guess the show organizers couldn’t have the show in Kimberton anymore so it’s been moved to Oaks and Morgantown.

The Antiques show lost me as an attendee when it went to these locations. I thought both locations were a mistake and I’ve been to trade shows for gifts and stuff in Oaks and I didn’t like them. And well, Morgantown, next to the cheap casino? That’s a skip for me.

Where it had been in Morgantown this past weekend is it the Holiday Inn, next to the Hollywood Casino.

And apparently, one of the antique jewelry dealers I follow on Instagram @trinketsandtreas was robbed this past weekend? And I saw it on the dealer’s Instagram , not any place else? that in and of itself I find disturbing.

Of course, one of the first thing I thought of are the anti-casino groups who always say there is more crime near where these casinos are located.

Antiques and vintage dealers work really hard for their money, and doing these shows is extraordinarily hard. And I’ve always wondered if security was sufficient at these expo centers, and these convention rooms for chain hotels, including parking lots…. and then you put it next to a low brow casino, which often attracts segments of society who aren’t necessarily “family friendly”?

Morgantown is in Caernarvon Township, so below is their local police department information ⬇️

I have contacted the Antiques dealer to see if they will tell me what happened, And they did – they were robbed as they were loading things into their car.

I am putting this out there because if you see any of this jewelry show up online in places like EBay or Etsy or Poshmark or Facebook Marketplace, please call authorities and let the dealer know so they can contact authorities. This is their livelihood and it’s the holidays and this is the ultimate Grinch move. See last screenshot below ⬇️ for dealer contact.

aren’t communities tired of lego land construction yet?

They call it architecture, but is it really? All new development seem to look the same. Whether it’s townhouse, apartment, “condo”, “carriage homes” it’s all about maximizing developer profits and it has absolutely zero to do with the area in which something is being built or what exists there already like the people or the future. This is all about how much money can a developer get now and move onto the next project.

A lot of people are actually quite presumptive in their ignorance. I have attended many meetings over the years about development period. Whether it be zoning, planning, or regular board meetings.

And I have to laugh when someone says developers don’t decide on the “look” of their buildings. Ummm developers indeed DO decide on the architecture of their project. And again, today there is a distinct lack of style. It’s all about how fast you can throw them up and most of them look like they were built out of Lego sets. It’s like real architecture is dead.

I posted a photo of said Lego architecture this week that was from West Philadelphia. The reason I posted it was to prove that the same style new build is going everywhere. Nothing is adapting much to the surroundings. It’s one style and it’s a Lego building that gets plunked in. Truthfully, so many of these buildings look the same but I’m surprised they aren’t being delivered 100% prefab.

If you ever drive along I 95 to take a bridge like the Betsy Ross to New Jersey you’ll even see these buildings going up there right along I 95 and they look the same as the ones along 202 or Route 30 out here…West Philadelphia, wherever-it’s all the same.

Lego buildings are everywhere. In urban areas and suburban areas. No longer are projects being built to complement the area in which they are going. No longer our projects built to remotely look like they fit, let alone have human scale and good setbacks.

I take pictures of architecture everywhere, but this new style, cram first- actual architectural design later is ugly and it doesn’t have to be.

I actually do know people who have put up new buildings that were taking chances in formally rundown urban neighborhoods that actually have an architectural component to them. Not everything has to be unattractive and pretty much everything is unattractive these days with very few exceptions.

And I am tired like many other people of Lego architecture getting shoved into our communities.

I don’t understand why more people in positions in government and zoning and planning also are not sick of Lego architecture? Where have all the planners and architects gone that used to care about things fitting into the environment?

We have become one big huge homogenous glob of regurgitated ugliness because everything everywhere looks the same and it’s basically the same construction. It goes up fast, won’t last, and then we’re stuck with them in our communities.

What happened to making sure scale was appropriate and not just giving a zoning variance like cheap jellybeans out of a candy machine every time a developer wants to go up a few feet? What happened to developers that actually gave a shit about design? I actually wonder why they all want to look like each other which is like some kid’s Lego project?

We’ve gone from single-family developers, who add so much crap and articulation to a building it looks dizzy to people that basically open the box of Legos and just build them up.

What single-family construction exists is so cheek to jowl that you can reach out of your window and tap on your neighbors window and ask to borrow a cup of sugar. Everything is all about the density. And people are already regretting it in their communities. I mean what happened to people wanting to do things like garden? Why does everyone want to live in a place that looks the same to such a point that you get people lost in your development because nothing stands out?

Yet it all marches forward. And one reason is there are no design standards, limited taste, and the Municipalities Planning Code which hasn’t been comprehensively updated since 1969.

The Municipalities Planning Code guides all the zoning in this state. And over development is everywhere. Ironically, some of the worst over development is close to Harrisburg. Places like Mechanicsburg which used to be lovely, rolling farms and hills have been cramming them in for years. Lancaster County too. And of course, Montgomery County and Delaware County.

It’s depressing.

And all of this development is costing our communities. It’s driving up prices and it’s creating a more transient society. If we just take Chester County as an example, most of us moved here because it used to be so beautiful. Open space, farms, fabulous Pennsylvania farmhouse architecture, and more. Now much like neighboring Delaware County or Montgomery County. We have pockets of those things that still exist, but for the most part, everything is just being run over by crappy development and too much density.

And if people wonder why their taxes are going up look no further than the actual cost of development. West Whiteland is a prime example. They have avoided raising taxes for about 30 years and now they don’t have a choice. Infrastructure isn’t just roads and sewer systems, stormwater management, etc, there’s a human component like first responders. Or township employees who need to be hired and paid to keep pace with the needs of communities. And all of this development has a negative impact on school districts as well.

A friend of mine, who is a historian among other things actually put it well recently, when she said:

Architects are now vastly disturbed. Not since Toll Brothers creation of the McMansion. (Really, NYT traced it to the builder) has the state of American housing reached a new low. Worse, these new “boxes” are really just wood fire boxes – composite wood too since we are plowing thru our forests . Here’s what what one site says;

“Across the U.S., podium buildings have typically been 4-over-1 or 5-over-1, meaning they have four or five stories of wood over a single-level podium.”

The amusing thing is the article she quotes seems like they are lauding this style of cram plan. And to me, whether mid rise or high-rise, they’re all ugly.

These developments are obliterating our countryside. And to this day, the only people who seem to profit from this proliferation of ugliness are the developers. They plunk down the developments, and they move onto the next. The eternal hamster wheel of the Emperor’s new clothes.

In conclusion, you don’t have to like my opinion. But I am not going to stop saying I think these plans are ugly when they are. Our communities deserve better.

#vote chester county

Get out and #vote Chester County.

Don’t just talk about it, do it !

From one end of Chester County to the other our lives, our way of life, where we call home, and the future of our children depend upon it.

If you don’t get out and vote, we will all end up with the government we deserve.

dear qvc…

Dear QVC,

I will admit I don’t understand the religion of the Q. I have ordered a few things over the years like a garden hat or a plant I wanted to try. I have darkened the doors of your outlet store in Frazer once in a while, mostly out of curiosity. So I am not a devotee, merely familiar.

But let’s dish a minute, shall we?

That billboard is atrocious and you are still in West Chester and a lot of your on air folks live local so we know unless they live under a rock, people HATE this billboard yet here you are contributing to distracted driving and presenting a danger to nature and migrating birds? This billboard can be seen from space, not just at the intersection of Route 29 and route 30 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County

Then there is your outlet store. First of all, you make enough money that it should look nicer inside for both the customers and more importantly, your employees. The Goodwill store that used to be in the shopping center was better put together and looked nicer than your store..

But there is another problem with your outlet store. And the problem is you don’t do anything about the customers going shopping in your store that park on the sidewalk and in the fire lane. Your customers are not the only guilty ones, the others are the ones going to pick up their bottles at the liquor store.

So since you got your start, and Chester county, one, would hope you would have a little more respect for the residents where you have your outlet store. Some retailers around here have discovered that advertising on giant billboards are bad for business. You have a cult like following, so most likely you won’t have that problem, but there are the optics to be considered.

Stop being a bad neighbor, QVC.

do your political homework before you create dumb ass lawn signs and other thoughts on election eve.

I love pretzel logic the day before Election Day in Chester County. If the sign above is what Republicans actually want why is Trump still a free range flannel mouth?

Or what about certain Republicans of years gone by in Chester County and other PA locales who DID experience amazing falls from grace like….

Bob Asher (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_B._Asher) :

1987 conviction

While chairman of the Republican State Committee of PennsylvaniaAsher was convicted of perjury, racketeering, conspiracy and bribery in connection with a state contract award. He resigned after the conviction and served one year in federal prison.[8][9] The case gained national attention in 1987 when his co-defendant in that case and political ally, Pennsylvania State Treasurer Budd Dwyer, committed suicide on television just before sentencing.

Ernie Preate (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Preate)

He was elected Attorney General of Pennsylvania in 1988, taking office in 1989. He was re-elected in 1992, but resigned that position in 1995 after being charged with federal racketeering and corruption. He pleaded guilty to mail fraud involving a $20,000.00 campaign contribution[8] and served a year in Federal prison.[3][6][9]

And of course not to be forgotten he who shall not be named out loud from Chester County, Theodore S.A. Rubino. And I am not mentioning this to hurt members of the Rubino family, but this is part of the political history of Chester County. That’s actually germane to this conversation isn’t it?

New York Times: Republican Leader Is Indicted Sept. 25, 1976

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24 (AP) — A Federal grand jury has indicted Theodore S.A. Rubino, chairman of the Chester County Republican Party, on an extortion charge, according to the United States Attorney’s office. Mr. Rubino; 66 years old, was charged yesterday with extorting $6,400 from an architectural concern in connection with a renovation project at Memorial Hospital in West Chester.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Witness to a revolution

Retired Chester County Judge Lawrence E. Wood chronicled a crusade that remade Chesco politics.

by By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Published March 6, 2008

Rankled by pay-to-play politics, a “rambunctious bunch” of renegade Republicans revved into action in 1970, ultimately prompting reforms that would alter Chester County history.

Decades after the upstarts challenged the entrenched GOP’s balance of power, a former organizer has written a book chronicling the David and Goliath-style uprising.

Author Lawrence E. Wood, who retired from the Chester County Court bench in October 2006, said for years he and the late State Sen. Robert J. Thompson had discussed writing about their 10-year struggle to break the stranglehold of party boss Theodore S.A. Rubino, who was eventually jailed for extortion.

Wood said Thompson’s death in January 2006 kicked him into high gear. Less than two years later, Wood’s self-published….Written in a conversational style, the book juxtaposes Wood’s narrative with news clips and recollections from other “independent Republicans,” including Wood’s wife, Rennie; Irene Brooks, Chester County’s first female commissioner; Mickie Deery, whose late husband, Stu, bucked the party and won election as county treasurer; and Rep. Joe Pitts, a long-serving state representative who is now a member of Congress.

Central to the group’s discontent was the fact that Rubino, a Malvern contractor who owned the Knickerbocker Landfill in East Whiteland Township, was the party chair as well as the head of the county commissioners….Republicans have controlled the county’s three-member governing body since the Civil War and Rubino’s power was virtually unbounded, a situation he encouraged.

“Ted ran the county party with a strong hand, and enforced party discipline when he thought people were stepping out of line,” Wood writes, recalling that he was reamed out by Rubino in 1967 for supporting a non-endorsed candidate.

Rubino’s subsequent refusal to allow open primaries and secret ballots – procedures that could have eroded his control – led the insurgents to run their own candidates, including Wood and Stu Deery….He makes it clear that Rubino-bashing is not his goal. In fact, he credits the GOP titan, who died in 1989, with creating numerous social-service agencies, including the county Health Department.

“Unfortunately, our story makes sense only when considered against the background of his story,” Wood writes….The bulk of the text focuses on the ragtag efforts of the disenchanted Republicans to get elected, a process Wood relates with suspense, awe and self-deprecating humor. Ultimately, the group made inroads, securing many of the reforms they had sought so passionately….”Like the last act of a Greek drama, it could now be seen that the true catastrophe lay in not recognizing the pitfalls of making one person both the political leader and the governmental leader,” Wood writes….He said he hopes readers will be inspired to get involved and “shake things up” once in a while.

“If you let people get too comfortable, you wind up with bad organizations and bad candidates,” he said.

We also can’t talk school for scandal with Chester County Republicans without mentioning another he who shall not be named yet is- Val DiGiorgio.

New York Magazine: SEXTING JUNE 25, 2019
Pennsylvania GOP Chair Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal

By Ed Kilgore, political columnist

These are trying times for Pennsylvania Republicans. They had a very bad midterm election last year, losing four U.S. House seats and doing poorly in Senate and gubernatorial races. Right now, they’re looking down the barrel of 2020 polls that show native son Joe Biden trouncing Donald Trump in the Keystone State despite the president’s heavy dependence on a win there.

At least they’ll now get some new blood in the party leadership thanks to a sexting scandal that has swallowed up state party chairman Val DiGiorgio. Last fall, he allegedly initiated a flirtatious and then sexually explicit Facebook Messenger dialogue with a Republican candidate for Philadelphia City Council, Irina Goldstein, which lasted until this February, when she terminated the communications. She ultimately decided to turn over the whole stack of messages to the Philadelphia Inquirer, including a type of photo DiGiorgio sent of himself that is known by the technical term dick pic. A day later, DiGiorgio resigned. The Inquirersummarized the revelations:

Irina Goldstein says she didn’t immediately recognize the man who sent her a Facebook friend request in October, after she had commented on a group photo that included him …

“I’m running for City Council,” she messaged him, when she realized who he was. “Next time you’re in Philly, I’d be honored to buy you coffee.”

That began a barrage of messages over two days, Goldstein said, that swung from her seeking his advice and support to flirtation and then sexually charged exchanges that included DiGiorgio sending her a photo of an erect penis.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. GOP chairman Val DiGiorgio resigns after report about interactions with Philly Council candidate

by Angela Couloumbis, Staff Writer, Liz Navratil, and Chris Brennan
Updated 1:40 p.m. ET
Published Jun. 25, 2019, 12:53 p.m. ET

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Val DiGiorgio resigned Tuesday after The Inquirer reported that he had traded sexually explicit messages with a onetime GOP candidate for Philadelphia City Council….In some of his messages to Goldstein, reviewed by The Inquirer, DiGiorgio expressed a weariness about politics.

“It’s a soul-sucking business,” he wrote. “You bend a rule here. And compromise your principles there. You lose yourself.”

In another, from December of last year, DiGiorgio wrote, “It’s a lousy business,” adding: “If I had to do it again I would have taken another path.”

And by the way, for what it’s worth, it took two to tango with what happened to DiGiorgio. I’m not justifying the behavior because it’s gross. But in that last article I have posted an excerpt from I actually remember at the time, finding his words interesting about being in and around politics. About it being soul sucking. It is soul sucking. And if you can’t play the game you’re out and that’s both parties. Which, of course, begs the question of why hasn’t the game been changed yet?

And there are plenty of Democrats from all over the state who have faced similar issues as these four Republicans I pointed out.

People, my point is throughout history BOTH parties have had filthy, unclean hands. And that dear readers, is the inconvenient truth to the BS.

That sign I opened with has been showing up at Republican events. These photos were publicly posted on Facebook recently.

But the day before election day is the perfect time to remind people that saying Democrats are 100% responsible for Danelo Cavalcante escaping is as ludicrous and ridiculous as that incorrect assertion that Chester County was a sanctuary county when it was under Republican control. Here is an article from 2017 , or the LAST time that urban legend was debunked:

Is Chester County a sanctuary county? Millions of dollars in federal aid to programs that assist county residents potentially hangs in the answer to that question.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week that could strip funding for so-called sanctuary cities, which don’t arrest or detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Cincinnati, are among the cities that have declared themselves places where illegal immigrants would not face detentions from local police or officials….The Center for Immigration Studies, which bills itself as a non-partisan research organization, listed the county on its unofficial report of sanctuary cities and counties. The information is available on its website, www.cis.org, with the organization citing a 2014 report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement pointing to a policy in place at the Chester County Prison stating that it will not detain a suspect “solely because of an accusation of being here illegally.”…A statement issued by county spokesperson Becky Brain flatly declared that, “Chester County is not a sanctuary county” despite the practices at the prison and how they might be interpreted by outside groups.

“Chester County Prison’s policy regarding individuals who are committed on an ICE detainer only (with no other pending charges or holds) conforms to the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court precedent, and more specifically the recent Third Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision,” the statement reads. “The county does nothing to impede or prevent federal law enforcement authorities from performing their job duties, and Chester County maintains a cooperative interaction with ICE officials in these matters.”

Brain also said that, since the county does not consider itself “a sanctuary county and complies fully with the law, we will work vigorously to ensure the county continues to receive appropriate federal funding and not be penalized.”

~Michael P Rellahan
PUBLISHED: February 1, 2017 at 3:47 p.m. | UPDATED: August 22, 2021 at 3:31 a.m.
Categories:Local News, News, Patriot Item, Patriot Item News

Now, once again, don’t let truth get in the way of delusions, and this whole issue surfaced again during the whole Danelo Cavalcante of it all. It was brought to you by the same people who were sending out emails about Josh Maxwell recently.

But if we’re going to talk about Chester County prison again and put the event in email equivalents to robocalls and put it on lawn signs, then you have to be factual and accurate. And the truth of the matter is there’s a lot of blame to go around and the greatest irony of all is the pattern of problems for this prison in our county started while the county was under complete Republican control.

This is why it is so important for people to do research and even important to learn the political history of where they live and political process. Sadly a great regional example of the politics of extremism are ruining this country is right here in Chester County.

What Chester County needs is a return to balance, not a continuation of whichever political party gets all the toys wins.

If we all want to play the political blame game, we will be here for years. The Republican Party in Chester County is not going to exist on revisionist history because why? Easy, past is prologue.

But fair is fair and if we are going to point, the finger, you need to point it at the Democrats as well, because they haven’t learned yet that past is prologue. If the Democrats in Chester County don’t right their own ship, they are doomed to repeat the same mistakes of the people they took over power from.

So tomorrow, when you go to the polls, don’t be afraid to cross party lines for better candidates. Don’t be afraid to have a balance of power. Don’t be afraid to mix up the ticket. Just make sure you understand who your candidates are and what your candidates are about before you vote for them.

And above all else stop letting extremism groups meddle in our politics. And if you talk smack politics on social media but can’t get off your lazy asses to go vote tomorrow, then people get the government they deserve. Which leads me to the next paragraph which is a BUT study.

Yes, there is a BUT…and that sadly is if past is indeed prologue there will not be big voter turnout because of the people who think off year election cycles don’t matter except they do because these are the elections that affect where we call home.

So vote and vote intelligently.

oh grandpa please and in case you were wondering WHY people think west goshen is like a toxic waste dump.

So let’s review: a man who worked for West Goshen killed himself recently. First we find out that the widow is suing the township and then there were political signs defaced – only Democrat candidates with the word “Murderer.” And the West Goshen Republican Committee then issued an edict from on high (or down low?) and if you recall I wondered about how coincidental it all was?

Then the police nabbed the sign defacer:

Then people learn the offender is a member of the highly dysfunctional West Goshen Republican Committee:

Then guy resigns as committeeman and I remark I was surprised the guy had time due to his busy TikTok account and You Tube with his wifey – and PS they say she was mail order/correspondence bride NOT ME.







So yeah all sorts of people have been talking about this TikTok phenomenon etc right? But oh no, knee jerk guy sends me a love note this morning like my name is really Al Gore and I created the Internet and all it’s problems:

So I am a disgusting, bigoted pig? You have a low opinion of women who are not subservient to you I suppose? Biggest problem with your assertion as to my character is I never said one thing about your wife’s nationality or referenced it in a derogatory manner. Nor would I. I actually don’t think that. I just hope she’s always treated well.

But since you opened the door to this conversation, YOU and SHE have created a public figure status vis-à-vis the two TikTok accounts and the You Tube account and whatever other platforms she is using. What blows my mind other than that video where you/she discuss how you met…is the 40 + year age gap. All I kept thinking of was that Sex & The City episode where Samantha dates an old man…

But YOU put it out there and there are SO many videos and apparently there are plenty of TikTok users who have said quite a lot aboot your 40+ year age difference. Allow me to summarize: it’s not just May/December it’s May/December in different centuries , isn’t it? And since you made it public, it’s creepy A.F.

So that is not just my opinion and others all over social media like Just the Facts Please on Facebook have commented on your umm life you’ve made public on social media platforms, but he’s a man so you don’t call him a disgusting, bigoted pig, etc do you? Mysoginidc much, grandpa?

One of my male friends describes you as derf.

In case you are suffering a memory lapse, y’all said right on TikTok how you met ⬇️


So let’s also go to the West Goshen portion of your comments. Because you actually disclosed something that West Goshen had not disclosed and you claim in your comments that they made the gentleman that killed himself pay back his overtime?


And if you know where this squirrel time comp time overtime “rule” whatever is codified as in written down please do share because West Goshen taxpayers have been paying for this right? So your comment/rant on this blog indicates you have inside information? How do you have inside knowledge?

And also important is if you knew this man was mentally fragile and that he had been bullied etc. on the job in this municipality why are you only saying something now? If you really cared about the man, why didn’t you do something about it at the time?

Once again, so we’re all clear here, I never knew this guy who sent me the vile love note existed on this planet until he started scribbling on campaign signs the word “murderer.” And even then I didn’t know who he actually was until the police announced who he was and then I was inundated with messages from people in West Goshen.

And ALL of this crazy social media stuff is PUBLIC, so why isn’t he getting nasty with all of TikTok etc? I sure as shit didn’t discover any of this information, people his own community and the Internet have been talking about it for quite a while, apparently. Anyone who knows me knows that TikTok’s not really my jam, so I pay very little attention to it normally.

I am still wondering why exactly is any of this my fault? The answer of course is it is not, but I am a woman still younger than he is, but closer to his age range that thinks this is all a little odd.

And me, expressing that opinion with all this public stuff on the Internet they put there is not illegal. And I have not said one word about his wife’s nationality. So her nationality is perhaps his hang up? She’s a beautiful girl, but she should be out clubbing, going to college, shopping with her girlfriends, having age appropriate fun, not catering to a senior citizen in training.

Good Lord, West Goshen. What do you people put in the water over? Did something escape from the sewage treatment plant and infect the residents or what?

Just another day in the unending soap opera mostly political called As The Chester County turns.

Maybe good old West Goshen Paul, who sends me love notes should also watch Hallmark movies. It might improve his disposition. If not, he can continue to dance on TikTok.