so who is jessica florio and what does she stand for, really?

Oh I have questions about Jessica Florio. She’s on Honey Brook Borough Council. She’s running against State Senator Katie Muth who is now covering more of us in Chester County after re-districting or whatever. And this is the only person they could find to run against Katie Muth

There was the whole 1994 water issue.

Honey Brook is an odd duck of a municipality. There was that thing in 1996 about racism that was so truly ugly:

So then there is the whole name thing with her. Florio is her maiden name, Curtis her married name. What’s that all about? NOT KNOCKING DIVORCE, LIFE HAPPENS.

And the whole single mother thing that has been all over her campaign? NOT KNOCKING SINGLE MOTHERS, I HAVE KNOWN A FEW. What I am questioning is single mother implies no dad, but her daughter has a dad who appears to be very much in her life and re-married too? I don’t get it. Again, not knocking single parenthood or divorce, it just makes me wonder why she is pigeon holing herself, or allowing campaign wizards to do that? It’s 2022, if you are divorced it is hardly some proverbial scarlet letter, but maybe to spin doctors constantly saying “single mom” sounds better? Do they therefore describe all divorced women as “single moms”?

People say she lives with mom and dad? No issue with that, but is that really a struggling single mom, or just a divorced woman with something like shared custody? Is she actually still a teacher? And if her dad is the Florio (other Florio?) on Borough Council, good thing more family members aren’t on Honey Brook Borough Council because man, imagine a breakfast table quorum? (ROFLMAO I crack myself up, sorry…not sorry.)

Jessica has really been giving it to Katie Muth. Or her handlers have. But where I had enough today was ANOTHER glossy mailer from Team Jessica. We have no Republican voters in our household at present, so why is the PA GOP wasting money on us? Or are they just spamming everyone in Senate District 44 “just in case”?

Below is who is giving Jessica money thus far (I guess, am never sure how up to date these sites are and who she has paid):

Oh and this whole thing about her “ethics complaint”? Other than running while seeming to pimp her daughter out on her website, where is she on ummm things? Important things? Specific things?

Jessica Florio, let’s start right at the top: where are you on a woman’s right to choose?

Jessica Florio, where are you on things phobic including but not limited to transphonic, homophobic, etc?

Jessica Florio, where do you stand on drag queens? (I figure since the Republican Committee of Chester County made them a campaign season issue, might as well ask, right?)

Jessica Florio, where are you on burning books and things affecting school districts as a purported teacher and all? Oh and where did you teach? Where do you teach? (Usually when you see a teacher running for office you see where they work.) When I went noodling on the state site for looking up teachers this is what I found:

So Jessica if you are charter/cyber charter school teacher, where are you on these schools and giving them funding? Fair question since a lot of politicians don’t like charter or cyber charter anything when it comes to schools.

Back to questions:

Jessica Florio where were/are you on COVID-19, COVID vaccines, masking vs. no masks?

Jessica Florio where are you on January 6, 2021?

Jessica, where do you stand on pipelines like Mariner East/SuNOco/Energy Transfer?

Jessica where do you stand on issues facing FARMERS ?

I mean come on now Jessica, we need a little more depth than the BS you gave fake news outlets like Broad & Liberty or Uwchlan Republicans, don’t we? I mean it’s not student council and you are giving out lollipops, or is it?

Found this about Jessica Florio, which of course begs more questions:

Funny tweets from the Muth campaign which makes you wonder how The Daily Local and Mercury will check all the election season letters to the editor to see if they are actually real or not, right? Anyway see below:

Yeah so Jessica has lots to say about Katie Muth because she supports a woman’s right to choose, which means no matter what their choice is, so let’s get real about that, supporting freedom of choice isn’t so narrow as some make it seem, right?

And oh wait….Jessica Florio is also a Stepford Wife for Totalitarianism? How darling!

In true GOP fashion, because a woman just can’t be herself, it seems like they have been slowly making Jessica Florio over:

And she fan girls too:

So look, maybe Jessica Florio wouldn’t be a bad candidate if she was more than a Trumpublican GOP wind up doll. But she has nothing to say, and what you hear out her own community is not quite flattering. And Honey Brook? Well let’s just say some pretty farms and oddly run borough? But again I ask, this is the only viable Republican candidate for State Senate out of this huge district? It’s fascinating, truly. And a little bit of a horror show.

Oh and if teaching or politics doesn’t work, there is always Scentsy, right?

Jessica Florio, who are you, really?

honey brook

I have a thing for Main Street oriented towns….this is the natural commodity that developers attempt to capture but can never quite naturally duplicate in developments that reflect the theories of New Urbanism, and so forth.  And why create Developer Disneylands when the real deal is all around us? 

Adaptive reuse I think is a more productive key to the future.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation seems to share my opinion too:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation believes that the strength of America’s historic and older neighborhoods is critical to the future of our communities, and that improving housing is a key element of any community revitalization strategy. Our goal is to prevent unnecessary demolition, and to restore, rehab, and reuse existing structures, while helping to ensure that needed new construction is compatible and complementary with the character of our older and historic resources

 But to reuse an old structure, or series of old structures is not what most developers seem to want to do.

If we’re not careful, Main Street will disappear.  And that will be a loss.  I don’t know about you, but I like communities with individual identities.  Not everything needs to be homogenous and Stepford wife situated.

The one thing that concerns me is that Chester County is still seeing a LOT of development.  Lots and lots of strip malls, but I notice that every time one of those goes up, small crossroads town centers are forgotten more and more.

I would hate to see small Main Street oriented Chester County town centers become ghost towns and a thing of the past.  And as I wander through the county, I notice it’s already happening….