oh just get out there and vote

Tomorrow is Election Day.

Election Day is your chance as an American to be heard.

Tomorrow is one of those off-year elections where there is not a presidential election attached. It doesn’t mean it’s not important. It’s important.

To those of us who live in Chester County it’s important local races, county-wide races, and judicial races.

Yes I do express at times who I feel is a good candidate and who I feel is a poor candidate and I’ve done that this election season. And no one has to like my opinion, it’s my opinion because it’s what I’m thinking about.

I’m just asking you all to think period.

There are issues with both major political parties. Hello? That’s why I became a registered Independent.

Tomorrow is the general election. I would be happy to vote in the primaries but that’s what I gave up for the ability to be an Independent. Other states have open primaries, Pennsylvania is not so progressive.

I believe in splitting my ticket because I think we are best served by balance not one party rule. One party rule is like the monarchy our founding fathers escaped from to found this country in the first place!

Get out and vote. Make your own decisions and be educated about it. Read the campaign finance reports.

Keep an eye on the birds of a feather of it all. And my other favorite, our wolves in sheep’s clothing, the politically expedient who become members of political parties they weren’t originally not because their belief system necessarily changed and they had an epiphany, but because it’s politically expedient to become something else to get what they want. That’s patently dishonest.

And remember the pipelines. Make them an election issue.

Peace out.

careful who you vote for in west vincent

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Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing are sometimes just nasty hissing cats at the end of the day, but the keeper of tea and scones has tried a makeover to get into politics, so it’s time to talk about this. (And yes, I say this knowing some of them will indeed get nasty with me or about me for talking about this.  It’s a proven pattern.  I am left alone as long as I don’t express an opinion they don’t care for.)

I will preface my comments with I have never sat down with this candidate in person BUT I have no desire to.  Ever. I have seen her handiwork, meanness,  and pettiness in and around West Vincent for years. I have experienced her handiwork via social media. She hurt people I cared about and tried to hurt me.  THAT is not whom I would wish to be an elected official as there is enough of that to go around already. This is not someone I could even trust to know personally so if I lived in West Vincent, how could I vote for this person? The answer is I could not.

And yes I can indeed express my opinions here, as she is now a candidate for public office.  She is now, officially, a politician.

I have tried to turn the other cheek but then I started to go through my saved screen shots over the past few years.  As someone else I know in West Vincent said, it sure does make you think.  And the end result? I cannot reconcile the born again public image of a dear old environmental loving auntie and grannie type with what I know she was part and parcel of. Leopards do not ever change their spots that much and it is pure delusion to think so.

So a question. Didn’t  Sara USED to be a Republican?

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So I asked and I was right, apparently she WAS a Republican until the Spring 2019 primary and then she became a Democrat and that was very Former Farmer Supervisor of her because when the local GOP out there reformed it changed the game of same old same old right? In this case it is actually a bummer that the Republican Party is so tarnished nationally because West Vincent GOP is actually a nice group of people. Well except for another former supervisor and former Lower Merion Township Resident. That gent, the Country Squire, has been a busy bee writing letters this election season.  Apparently he also signed some folks up who weren’t too happy about that? (See HERE)

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The candidate Ms. Shick  said the party left her or something? Mmmm ok. If that is the revisionist history she is going with. Real Democrats should not want to vote for fake ones, should they? And then there was that whole Round Up comment (see screen shots right above this paragraph.)

And let us not forget she was not exactly on the side of right with that whole eminent domain issue a few years ago, was she?  Remember? West Vincent faxed Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show a letter once upon a time announcing a taking?

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There is so much history with her and associated or direct shenanigans and now she wants to be supervisor?  It doesn’t take amazing powers of deduction to lead a body to wonder if she wants to go back to the good old days of just a few years ago? You know when the township ran for a select few and not the majority? You know when it was a giant political boondoggle?

She joined the Chester County Historic Preservation Network which I found admirable until she kinda had to get a dig or two in about me to someone I know on it and why? Made me re-think a small donation to them, sadly. Be a part of something great because it’s the right thing to do, not just to be nasty in another forum, correct?

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Above screenshot was sent to me.  But let’s get real, wasn’t West Vincent Voices originally started as a feeder page to boost certain folks no longer in office?  Speaking of which, her support of Farmer Supervisor last time around:

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Goodness me. Cha Ching.  Now her sister is below her name and current Judge of Elections.

But back to the “good old days”. The “good old days” of anonymous letters left in mailboxes and is that what you want?

Because I am friends with and support people she basically has viewed as the “enemy” for years, I became a target.  On social media as well as whisper down the lane.  It enraged her and her pals that I dared have any independent thoughts about the politics of West Vincent.  As a result I because a target of cyber bullying and cyber harassment, and bless her heart, you have to just love the not so subtle damnation of faint praise too, right?

Now I can’t blame the actual pages on her personally, and I know who created at least one of the pages. But I have to ask you, if you knew a page was actual cyber-bullying/cyber-harassment and someone who will be asking for your vote supported said cyber harassment efforts of pages like this, is that someone you really want to vote for, let alone become an elected official? (And yes liking items on pages like this is exactly akin to supporting their efforts IMHO.)

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So we also all know plenty in West Vincent have chicken issues even if they keep them. Chicken Man terrified them and I am sure the thought of him still does. I even got accused of being Chicken Man which totally cracked me up.  Others were also targeted as Chicken Man.  They even posted wall placards in the US Post Office!  Very twisted Mayberry. A vote for Sara Shick will take you RIGHT back there won’t it? Is that what you want for West Vincent?

I never knew who Chicken Man was either, but their research was impeccable. (But I digress.)

Look, I can’t make any of you vote for George Dulchinos, but I wish you would.  He is a true blue all around good guy.  And qualified. If you vote for Sara Shick, it’s back to the biz of quid pro quo… Quid Pro Quo is not Qualified.

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Bernie FYI is Bernie Couris another current supervisor. A Conshohocken Borough Council transplant….and another former Republican. Conshohocken Borough is legendary as a political cesspool and he was part of it, wasn’t he? As a Republican until he wanted to be a supervisor in West Vincent, much like current candidate Sara Shick, right?

People switching political parties for political expediency is one of the oldest political tactics out there. Fake Democrats are not real Democrats. They are of the legions of politically expedient who would become something else again at the drop of a proverbial hat if it helped them in some way. Think next stop Purple People Eater Party…..

I am personally no longer a Republican, but I am not a Democrat either because I know in my core I am not truly a Democrat or Republican at this point, so why be fake and pretend?

So yes, my opinion is Sara Shick is wrong for West Vincent.  Tea and Scones and nasty gossip is for cafes. Not politics.

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Let’s work together and put the Farmer Supervisor Regime out to pasture once and for all. Stop the anger. Stop the politics of opportunism and favoritism. Stop the mean people.  #VoteGeorgeDulchinos Keep it positive and progressive. Don’t regress to the days of yore. YOUR NEIGHBORS have worked hard the past few years to undo the wrongs.  After all, government and elected officials are supposed to work for you, not you for them. And to continue that, you can’t recycle old and petty political factions.

In the most simplistic of terms, a vote for Sara Shick is like going back several years, not merely a few steps.  Do not do that to yourselves.

Don’t vote for political chicanery, vote for someone decent like George Dulchinos.

Peace out.

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dear philadelphia err filthadelphia

Dear Philadelphia,

Appalachia or Albania or Calcutta ? Can’t decide what the look is you are going for this fall.

I have never seen the streets look so bad or full of hazards. You can be on foot or in a vehicle, it doesn’t matter.

And the city is dirty. Filthy dirty. So it doesn’t matter if you are building shiny new buildings, everywhere you look is a hot mess. Oh sure there are trash cans… but the ones I passed yesterday were full and garbage spewing over. Then there is whatever is on the ground.

And your homeless population seems to have increased. Increased enough that they are blocking the streets begging. Even a homeless man on 16th Street lying down completely on the sidewalk reading a book with people stepping over him.

I am a native Philadelphian and yesterday we had family and friends in from out of town and it was embarrassing.

The buck stops at the Mayor’s Office in City Hall on this one. Hey Jim Kenney are you blind to all of this? Do you think you could stop running for re-election long enough to take a good look at what everyone sees and experiences? It’s a little hard to experience the best Philadelphia has to offer when all she seems to offer is filth, fractured roads and sidewalks, and people in dire need of help.

ex-supervisors in west vincent be like….seeing dead people

When there is an election coming in West Vincent you can always rest assured that the same old political bullsheit will surface. Oh yes, bad words…please alert the potty mouth police. (Yes, sarcasm, we are talking about West Vincent, after all.)

Take the letter above. Written by Vomitorious Ralph err…that suave Country Squire former Lower Merion Township resident and political operative , former West Vincent Supervisor…David Brown.

Hence, elections in West Vincent are like seeing dead people…err former politicians desperately seeking relevance.

(Yessss people…..Buckle up West Vincent between now and Election Day it will be CRAY CRAY…..)

Time to resurrect Chickenman archives?

The largest irony about reading this letter? Wondering if it’s autobiographical to the author’s cronies and their days gone by?

I mean come on now really Mr. Brown? My goodness. If you were Pinocchio 🤥 would you be able to hold your head up now?

You can always count on West Vincent to be super nasty at election time. I have experienced it personally and have saved the screen shots to prove it. Cyber bullying, cyber harassing, the dickitude factor runs high.

I fully expect they will attack me again because oh my gosh my golly I don’t like the crap that spews out of West Vincent every single election season.

If you want the tea and scones administration to return, by all means be of the sheeple and for the sheeple and vote sheeple. Sara Shirk is your gal.

But if you want a nice man who is thoughtful and caring and honest, then vote for George Dulchinos.

Otherwise it’s the Handmaids Tale….

then there is this other stepford mecca being built on white horse road…

Of course then there is this development on White Horse Road in Malvern.

I don’t even know what this Stepford Mecca is called.

But hell’s bells I guess these local municipalities must really think that we are going to grow our food on top of Whole Foods and Aldi and Wegmans given the rate they are approving developments out of farm land and open space, right?

And when everyone is so surprised when every school district doubles in size splits into two takes land by eminent domain for new buildings, don’t be. This is exactly why it’s happening.

This is also the Chester County Planning Commission and Municipalities Planning Code of Pennsylvania hard at work…for anyone other than the actual residents.

Wake up Chester County. Wake the hell up.

townhouses next to a live quarry, how luxurious, right?

Perched atop the hill slightly off Charlestown Road is “Pickering Crossing“.

Here is how they advertise themselves:

That’s NOUVEAU FAUX Main Line yo’ because Charlestown Road is NOT the Main Line unless the R-5 Paoli Local is running through that quarry.

But hey in case you were wondering why Great Valley School District is suddenly having meetings about essentially expanding the district. The “community is invited to participate in facilities planning” translates to “there is so much development we need to expand and there go your taxes” correct? Because they don’t hold these lovely little charrettes until they’re getting ready to drop the expansion bomb on you, do they?

But hey these townships just keep approving new construction yupscale ghettos, don’t they?

But this place? A land Stepford built that seems quiet and empty doesn’t it ?

in the shadow of the goshen fire company on greenhill and boot

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I still do not understand how it is Sunoco/Energy Transfer/Sunoco Logistics is doing anything next to a fire house?

How is this even safe?  I thought firehouses were supposed to be respected and protected? How can our first responders keep us safe when they are literally not safe?

This is what it used to look like:

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Now it’s this and I just don’t get it:

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