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?

transition

So here I am, making the transition to one of the places I always wanted to live: Chester County.  Now it’s all about git r’ done.

I started in Society Hill, transitioned to the Main Line, but let’s face it, the Main Line she ain’t what she used to be.  I am discovering more and more the kinds of people I used to prefer on the Main Line have actually moved to Chester County.

In Chester County, you have room to breathe, and you can actually see things like open space, farms, horses…and oh yes lots and lots and lots of deer.

I am not so jazzed about all the deer, truthfully. But the rate of development is taking away their habitat and their natural predators.  And every time a deer hunt is proposed to cull the herd the caterwauling and protests I read about are just silly.

One thing I worry about in Chester County is that the many municipalities out here becoming afflicted with the non-listening-we-know-best government disease.  This disease is ruining parts of the Main Line, Lower Merion in particular.

You see when local government starts to believe its own hype, it all goes into the crapper.  The government becomes so full of itself, it completely starts to forget what attracted people to an area in the first place.  A lot of this is caused by unnecessary development.

Unnecessary development starts out like a gleam in a municipalty’s eye.  Ahhh the savoring of future ratables.  But what municipalities seem to forget is you can’t just build it and assume they will come.

I see a lot of what can only be described as wanton careless development in Chester County.  I am fuzzy on where all the boundaries from community to community lie, but truthfully it’s a little startling to see quite so many plastic houses being planted all hodge podge.  And a lot of them are planted on top of busy, noisy highways.  I don’t get the whole leave the hectic pace of a more urban lifestyle to hear urban noises in quasi-rural areas. And Chester County definitely needs no more malls.  They are replete with strip shopping centers and malls.

Now recently there was a failed eminent domain for private gain attempt in Chester County.  At Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds, which is West Vincent Township.  When I first heard about it, I was appalled.  Here we go again – the last time I heard about something that turned my stomach quite so much is when Coatesville tried to seize Dick and Nancy Saha’s farm.  I got to know the Sahas a few years back, and they are the loveliest people.  Kind and neighborly.  They spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect their land.

At the crux of the West Vincent debacle seems to be a lot of political shenanigans and of course, a Disneyland-esque Redevelopment Plan.  The funny thing is, as is the case with many of these plans is I can’t figure out who asked for it. Or why they think they need it.

One development which concerns me greatly was the Toll Brothers one approved by Willistown Supervisors approved on Paoli Pike in 2011.  Applebarf, err Applebrook Meadows. This development is right up against Willistown’s border with East Goshen.  Close to one of the most awesome park spaces I have seen (East Goshen’s park and walking trails are lovely.)

Lots of plastic houses in the new make me barf affected style of “carriage homes”.  Yeah really?  Do they even know the genesis of the carriage house and yet they re replacing horses with….you got it, plastic houses.  I never saw much coverage on Willistown’s mistake except in the Malvern Patch.  Malvern Patch also has reported on the planned super-sizing of Malvern.

In cute Malvern, a developer named Eli Kahn has plans and apparently governmental blessings to super-size Malvern.   Look at the renderings for this plan – does that even look like it belongs in Chester County?  To me, it will just make Chester County experience some of the over-developed ugliness of North Jersey.  This developer also has his sights set on West Chester according to Malvern Patch .

Chester County if it is not careful will become like the congested, over developed Main Line.  It’s beauty is in what it is, not some plastic vision of people who just are going to make their investments pay for them and move on.

How do people in Chester County in whatever municipality want their county to look like?  Do they envision lots of plastic houses and plastic (turf) fields to go with it?   I think people overall want to preserve the integrity of the county, so maybe a lot of these residents from various small and large municipalities need to get together and work with one and other.  One of the largest problems I see in Chester County is the hodge podge of zoning.  Commercial and residential all higgeldly piggeldly.  Why layer on more development when the obvious solution is to deal with what they have?  Look at all the little crossroads towns that need a little love.  They don’t need a strip mall or plastic houses down the road a piece, they need restoration.

Chester County is a gem and I am so loving exploring it.  I would just hate if Chester County  ended up looking as bad and over-developed as parts of Bucks and Montgomery Counties in particular.

I am but an auslander at this point hoping that Chester County learns again to preserve the land and a way of life before it’s overly “improved”.  Appreciate and preserve the charm of crossroads communities and nature that draws people here in the first place.  After all, there is nothing natural about plastic.