it’s a sad, sad song….in west whiteland

Greetings readers. I mentioned last night that it was a VERY interesting meeting in West Whiteland last evening. You can VIEW ENTIRETY OF MEETING BY CLICKING HERE.

Fireworks and it is not even the 4th of July but what does that even mean any longer since fireworks occur so often, right? But noooo not those fireworks, political fireworks. Bring the popcorn.

First up was what can only be described as CROSS TAWK. Did a certain Bossette Tweed not realize her microphone was open while making nervous chit chat? Her health, eye exams, lending her car out and then it not starting, work sending SUPER NURSE an Uber to pick her up, to being relieved the crowd of people wasn’t there for her we assume? And then there was referring to a certain developer who pulled his plan for 1/25/23 with some degree of familiarity, followed by what she thinks or did with a certain local reporter whom I think is a good guy? Theresa Hogan Santalucia, I am sure Bill Rettew is crushed beyond belief that you are obvs upset he was doing her job, and while no one may ever know, was “no comment” all you said? I mean you have been tots verbose recently yes? The “reality” of your life dear politician is you should quite literally shut your mouth once in a while.

So…now to the amusement. If you watch the replay, it is at the END – hit about the last 15 minutes and sit back with popcorn. But I captured an excerpt.

Bossette Tweed apparently got her wings clipped? And listen Bossette darling, I don’t speak for your township or the supervisors with whom you are supposed to serve for the best of your residents. I am allowed to comment publicly on the behavior of politicians, capice? You keep scribbling on your “page”, you need to buy a clue don’t cha doll? You are a politician and Ginny Kerslake’s comments in this video capture are SPOT ON and THANK YOU GINNY!

So no more PSATS, eh? And only you can go? Because you are BFFs with the movers and the shakers? Damn woman, maybe West Whiteland actually need a new organization if you are the one one they greet like Norm walking into Cheers? Maybe West Whiteland would be better suited to also belong to The Pennsylvania Municipal League? For example Theresa my little dumpling, The Pennsylvania Municipal League has a Civility Campaign, did you know?

Civility Campaign

Today, civility in government is more crucial than ever.

The Pennsylvania Municipal League is proud to present an initiative aimed at fostering civility in the delivery of public services whether they be in an office setting, a public meeting or any contact with a member of the public. The Civility Campaign begins with elected and appointed officials signing the following pledge:

“As a public servant, I hereby pledge to work daily to build a stronger and more prosperous community by advocating for civil engagement, respecting others – even during disagreements – building bridges to foster relationships and respecting different viewpoints, while finding solutions for the betterment of my municipality.”

The League will be developing a toolkit that provides information on running effective meetings, addressing conflicts in the public arena, a sample resolution that commits to public civility along with strategies on communicating thoughtfully.

Let’s work together to find solutions, critique constructively and foster greater understanding in our municipalities. Taxpayers and residents deserve no less in our communities.

Complete Civility Pledge Online

Download Civility Pledge PDF

~pennsylvania municipal league civility campaign

Now in her rebuttal or self defensive outburst, she remarked or more accurately verbally heralded an accusation inferring that I and a couple of others actually speak for other supervisors in West Whiteland Township. Shocking as this may seem, Theresa Hogan Santalucia, people are capable of independent thought, research, and that lovely thing called the first amendment. And doll, who was it you were so furiously texting? Girl you need to watch the on camera of it all, sorry.

I speak for no politicians, and your behavior draws critics like moths to a flame. YOU attract the attention because of your shenanigans. If you could just admit that as part of your 12 step political program, wouldn’t that be healthier for you in the long run? After all, stress is bad for health issues, right?

Readers, last night a politician who is a very unpleasant lame duck politician got her wings clipped. And had she not decided she had to have her say like a spoiled child, it would have mostly gone unnoticed. So Theresa, if you are not running because of your health and not because you would never survive another election season in the primary or general election, why not RESIGN NOW? They can appoint a bench warmer and you can focus on what you claim you need to focus on, correct?

#RESIGNTHERESA

buh buh byeeee ?

It’s oddly Darth Vader -like this new “selfie”

BREAKING NEWS FROM WEST WHITELAND: Theresa Hogan Santalucia has announced she is NOT seeking re-election! However she is backing a pinch hitter. Sadly to me, that is the same as Theresa. Her name is Jo Ann P Kelton.

Pinch hitting for Theresa is a big “meh” – if I voted in West Whiteland, that would be a turn off.

So actual health issues or disdain for the plurality? Maybe that disdain for the plurality is a medical condition? Sorry not sorry, she’s not someone I have a great deal of compassion for .

Theresa Hogam Santalucia won’t go quietly into the night will she? Can we wonder how much havoc she will wreak between now and end of term?

She posted on her politician page a bunch of times. She means B-I-bizness. Thanks be to everything holy that she’s done. Here’s hoping she doesn’t get it into her head to run for State Rep if her gal pal Kristine Howard is indeed running for judge.

Let the (updated) games begin. Where is this one on the power plant/data center issue and pipelines?

Anyway, that’s all. Theresa Hogan Santalucia knows she can’t win another supervisor race, so she’s done.

let’s talk about politicians…like “a politician in chester county”

Let’s talk about politicians.

Let’s talk about politicians in West Whiteland Township.

Let’s talk about a Politician in Chester County. She’s downright magical. Our own sweet Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Let’s talk about how she seems to be delaminating via social media Tourette’s? She suffers from social media Tourette’s fairly frequently, but now she seems to be full tilt fever pitch like she’s going to ride that merry go round round and round and round and round until she throws up her cotton candy all over the ride technician. (There’s a visual for you. You’re welcome.)

So folks realized recently she started a Facebook page. First she was West Whiteland Township Supervisor under the category of “Government Official”. When she was discovered and called out about her insane alternate universe she had written about, suddenly she is West Whiteland Supervisor “Blogger.” Of course that begged the question of was she the Official SpokesTroll of West Whiteland? Are there no other supervisors or anything? So she’s like Madonna and Cher or Gaga? (Boggles the mind, right?)

Next thing you know she changes her page to Chester County Politician and category “Blogger.”

Enter today’s post. She starts again with ‘Let’s talk about…”

Today it’s “Let’s talk about military service.” Apparently she has awarded herself a bronze star of martyrdom or something. Oh and she talks about how she never blurred lines. That is actually hysterical because that’s all she does. I asked if she was active duty or reserves for clarity at one point. I did not care which she was, was only curious which it was because the way she goes on and on and on.

Intermingled with the “military service” is what kind of nurse she is. I would find it personally terrifying to have her as a nurse, and she is only one nurse to me: NURSE RATCHED. I will also note nurses rock, and the ones I have known have been absolutely wonderful. So I have no issue with nurses. Just issue with insanely insecure politicians from West Whiteland who are a fascinating case study in neurotic insecurity.

Apparently I live in her head with some of my favorite people and whomever else she perceives as a threat, and it must be some crowded headspace she has, right? A sort of mental rave of people ? Who picks the music?

I have to ask however, how much of an idol/role model is Barbara Hafer? I found her mentioning Barbara Hafer utterly fascinating.

No one needs to hear about her early days, but I think she’s talking early days because she is setting the stage for her next campaign. She is being primaried by Libby Madarasz, one of the people who is a friend of mine she has been miserable too for YEARS. Theresa is SCARED. And then there is the other reality of life: will she be endorsed by her own party locally? I don’t see that, so she will be the outsider. Are we to hypothesize that this strange Facebook page her attempt at Tough Theresa The Renegade? She would be better off giving it up now and just resigning. But I don’t think she will give it up, she will ride her one-trick pony (or two trick pony if you count military and nursing) into a wall. And then she will slide down the wall into an oozing puddle of insecurity blaming everyone else with zero accountability. (We have all seen this particular brand of local politician before, after all. )

Well dear readers, here on #ToughTheresaThursday I have a simple message for those living in West Whiteland: #DitchTheresa and #VoteLibby. You will be so glad you did!

say NO to data centers and a new power plant at exton park (*AT* does NOT mean IN, FYI)

1/15/2023 6:15 pm –CLARITY FOR THOSE WHO DON’T GET IT: *AT* EXTON PARK DOES NOT MEAN *IN* EXTON PARK! IT MEANS RIGHT THERE, NEXT DOOR, FREAKING ON TOP OF IT, IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT. THERE ARE CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE TRYING TO PLAY CAPTAIN SEMANTIC WITH WHAT MY FRIEND GINNY KERSLAKE SAID ORIGINALLY WHICH IS SHARED HERE IN THIS POST. THAT IS FOR POLITICAL GAIN AND CONFUSION ON THE ISSUE. CARRY ON.

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These aren’t my words I am about to share, but I agree:

30 years ago residents of East and West Whiteland joined together to stop a “mini city” from being built on Church Farm School land. Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of residents and the township and county elected leaders at the time, we have the 700 acre Exton Park on that land instead.

Their legacy is our treasure, for current and future generations.

But now developers and fossil fuel interests want to put a power plant and massive data center hub on the eastern edge of our beloved park bisected by the Chester Valley Trail. They have lobbied in Harrisburg and won state tax breaks for data centers and billion of dollars in subsidies for “dirty” hydrogen power plants sourced from methane, a false climate solution pushed by the industry to prolong fracking.

In order for their plan to proceed, West Whiteland’s zoning ordinance would have to be amended to allow power plants and data centers in this Laboratory/Office zone. The developer has asked for this amendment and a public hearing has been scheduled for Jan 25, 6:30pm at the West Whiteland Township Building.

🔴 Mark your calendars for Jan 25 and make a plan to attend the hearing. Residents from all over must join together again to protect this space. It’s no place for a power plant and potentially 3 million square feet of data center, up to sixty feet high.

🔴 Join the FB group No Power Plant/Data Center Hub in Exton! To stay up-to-date.

More on the billions in subsidies for blue and grey hydrogen: https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2022/10/the-hydrogen-bill-gifts-4-billion-to-the-fossil-fuel-industry-opinion.html

(Photo taken last weekend from Old Valley Rd, Exton looking east toward this tract of land beyond the row of trees).

~ Ginny Kerslake

Funny thing about history…does it repeat itself? All of the things going on in East Whiteland and West Whiteland regarding this whole data center as the second coming of Christ projects and it makes you look back to the past doesn’t it? Because isn’t some of this land that’s in play now part of what riled people up with Willard Rouse in the 1980s and 90s when Churchill or whatever was planned and then killed? Anyway all these clippings below are just a little history lesson. Because those who don’t look to the past are doomed to make the same mistakes in the present, right?

Quite seriously however, look lively West Whiteland Township and East Whiteland Township. This whole area is at risk again. And, it actually starts down off of S. Bacton Hill Road in East Whiteland where they want the data center plant. And the people behind all this include a former investment banker, and when did an investment banker, become an expert on new forms of energy or is it just about the bottom line?

So all of this IMHO? Better living or someone else’s bottom line that residents and taxpayers get to pay for? I am leaning towards the bottom line option, especially when everything old is new again. Mr. Chief Fig is partners with someone involved with Rouse’s mini city back then, correct? Is this whole thing just another form of another bite of that same old apple? Has that old apple been regurgitated? Reinvented?

And this whole thing about PARK land overlooking POWER plant? Mr. Chief Fig is an investment banker, or was for long enough so (again) what does he know from alternative power? Green power? Seems to me it is for one reason first and foremost: someone else’s gain at all of our expense. Seems like green hydrogen power plants are just the next Mariner East, don’t they? Also municipalities don’t know enough about them which is WHY and HOW years ago we all ended up with FOOTE MINERAL, BISHOP TUBE, and whatever actually lies beneath Knickerbocker, pipelines, etc., etc., correct?

And then there are the issues with data centers and things like bitcoin mining. And they go in under laboratory zoning. Well there is no data center zoning is there? I mean maybe if they would actually UPDATE the Municipalities Planning Code comprehensively (I mean the last time was like 1969 then giant developments in Chester County like Chesterbrook got built, right?) we would know where to truly put things like this and really know if they were good for our communities or not.

When I first started looking at data centers, I thought “well ok, maybe”. Then I heard about New York State and the crypto mining ban, and Louden County, Virginia and their data center problems, and I came to the conclusion that no, these are just headaches waiting to happen. WE DO NOT KNOW ENOUGH. And these are issues we don’t need to be sold a bill of goods on at a state level where lobbyists, etc. are pressuring elected officials this is the next best, greatest thing ever. We need to actually know and understand and have appropriate knowledge, ordinances, laws. And the quasi useless Chester County Planning Commission actually needs to do some work here.

All these interconnections here, old player in old issues now players in new issues, similar land locations? Do you believe in coincidences like this? I do not. At all. Like I said, another bite and old apple with a new spin. East Whiteland SHOULD HAVE SAID NO to the data center plan. THEY COULD HAVE.

And what do we really think in the case of another data center with the whole hydrogen plant in West Whiteland? Yeah umm, some of us feel, the data center there is A TROJAN HORSE. Part of the endgame is the power plant. Which as Ginny Kerslake said above, developers and fossil fuel interests want to put a power plant and massive data center hub on the eastern edge of our beloved park bisected by the Chester Valley Trail. They have lobbied in Harrisburg and won state tax breaks for data centers and billion of dollars in subsidies for “dirty” hydrogen power plants sourced from methane, a false climate solution pushed by the industry to prolong fracking.

Not about the environment, all about their profits. Kind of like the pipelines and every other developer who comes calling.

A final note is West Whiteland can say NO to the power plant and should. They also don’t have to say YES to the data center, after all they are already putting a giant one in East Whiteland. Oh and is it true East Whiteland already said NO to a power plant there? So West Whiteland can say NO, too, right? Of course a big problem in West Whiteland is Stupidvisor Theresa Hogan Santalucia and her buddies who are State Rep. Kristine Howard’s boy toys. But if Theresa in her endless invincible ignorance says YES to any of this, it’s as good a reason as any to say NO to her if she runs for re-election.

And remember about data centers:

Several other aspects of the data center industry harm the environment. These facilities are big users of batteries that require mining heavy metals like lead. Other common sources of data center pollution include diesel generators and electronic waste

And…Do data centers emit radiation? Sources say…Absolutely! They emit infrared and visual-frequency light radiation.

And…Data centers use water to cool their servers, which can impact local water supplies. Water is increasingly being recognized as a risk to data center operation as a decreasing supply can potentially disrupt our continuous access to data.

Here is hoping 2023 is the year some municipalities learn the power of NO with developers. And say “Sorry Charlie, no can do” for starters in West Whiteland…..right? And remember China wants this kind of electrical energy power and we KNOW they don’t give a rat’s ass about the environment.

Here are some articles to read:

Grist.org: How a new subsidy for ‘green hydrogen’ could set off a carbon bomb
Using electricity to make hydrogen could be an elegant climate solution — or it could prop up a dirty grid
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CNBC: New York is the first state to ban certain types of crypto mining—here’s what to know
Published Fri, Nov 25 202212:
26 PM EST

NY Times: Our Digital Lives Drive a Brick-and-Mortar Boom in Data Centers
Developers and investors see more opportunities in commercial real estate as businesses and consumers gobble up more data.

Virginia has a data center problem
Ivy Main for Virginia Mercury

Loudoun County puts limits on data center growth
County supervisors approve a plan that draws new lines round future development

October 06, 2022 By Peter Judge

Manassas neighborhood battles noise from data centers
By Jill Palermo/Prince Wi
lliam Times Staff Writer Aug 24, 2022 Updated Aug 24, 2022

Fights, floods, and fortunes when cloud giants roll into town
Small-town troubles go hyperscale in one Virginia county over land, resources, and noise

Brandon Vigliarolo
Wed 3 Aug 2022 // 13:30 UTC

Bipartisan opposition to Pageland data center plan emerges at Heritage Hunt meeting
By Nolan Stout Dec 16, 2021 Updated Jan 10, 2022

Fossil Fuels, Water, Crashing Data Center Sustainability Goals
This great reliance on natural resources challenges firms to achieve goals.

By Paul Bergeron | October 03, 2022 at 08:07 AM


politician watch monday in west whiteland: she’s a little bit country, she’s a little bit rock n’ roll? (oh theresa)

She’s coming out….as a blogger LOL

Oh dear readers, what a Monday! West Whiteland politician extraordinaire, Stupidvisor Theresa Hogan Santalucia was outed yesterday regarding her very amusing Facebook page “West Whiteland Supervisor.”

To be filed under : OH THERESA

Yestderday this was her page:

But like *MAGIC* , Theresa Hogan Santalucia thought by changing her page, would make it all go away. She’s just compounded her issues and made people wonder more what goes on inside her mind exactly.

Sunday she’s all “Government Official” right? Perfect song for her:

So now Theresa is a blogger? Ok umm and I am Mayor of Blogdom. Sheeesh totally so funny and co-mingled pathetic at the same time. I have to ask does West Whiteland have a social media policy for the township? Many do. Social media use by elected officials is something that is evolving. There is already case law about public officials blocking voters/constituents.

Theresa Hogan Santalucia blurs the lines between political and personal on social media, and you can’t say she is professional, mostly she always seems reactionary. She also now tells everyone she is a nurse, so does whomever she is employed by have policies on outside activities? Because politics is most definitely an outside activity.

So then in order to appear “chatty” our heroine posted this I guess overnight:

Ok, seriously? Honey, you are not a writer and so you wrote this when? Late? Haven’t you learned from posting late at night in the past? Grammatically your post is a hot mess, and you have this habit of CAPITALIZING WORDS WHEN THAT IS NOT THE PROPER USE.

Theresa has this rambling stream of her political consciousness, which is fine…if she actually were a blogger, but hasn’t she just changed her page West Whiteland Township Supervisor page from “Government Official” to “Blogger” to try to get out of whatever proverbial pickle her words have landed her in this time?

So obviously this post serves the function of setting her up to run for reelection. But when she says “She is a Democrat and believes in the Democratic process” it is like nails on the chalkboard because you just have to wonder, does she think that democratic process is only for Democrats? And she admits to voting for Barbara Hafer?

And honey, even when I was a Republican and a then employer was messing with her campaign, I didn’t vote for Barbara Hafer. That cracks me up because way back when Barbara Hafer was supposedly environmentally “aware”, yet people (myself included) saw her use aerosol Aquanet hair spray. I never forgot it. I was a little fly on the wall, part of an office admin staff (not political staff, just a body pressed into service for an event and at that age, well it was a free party and great people watching so of course I said yes) , so no one paid attention to what I or any other support peeps saw at an event back then. Actually that was the same event where I got to meet former Chief Justice Ron Castille, who was at that time District Attorney in Philadelphia. Barbara Hafer would have been running for Auditor General then, I believe. Meeting Castille was fascinating to watch in person, a total political animal. And he wasn’t a jerk when the lowly like myself met him. Very personable. But Barbara Hafer? Just didn’t like her. And since ol’ Babs Hafer was eventually indicted around 2016 on federal charges of lying about taking in more than $500,000 in consulting fees from a company that did business with her office, would you admit as a current politician with profile issues already that you even voted for her back in the day? And then there was that whole set of estate issues in 2010 or thereabouts?

But Barbara Hafer is always an amusing footnote in PA political history. She was a Republican until she thought it would be more politically advantageous to be a Democrat, or that has always been my theory. She also was a nurse before a politician so perhaps West Whiteland’s Supervisor Nurse Ratched sees a kinship. Now in case West Whiteland’s Supervisor Nurse Ratched says well she used to be a Republican, meaning me, yes I did, never hide it. But I have zero desire to be in public office and I stopped being a Republican when Donald Trump became the nominee, and my own personal voting record since I was able to vote was about splitting my ticket most of the time.

But I digress.

However, I find Theresa Hogan Santalucia’s record of edits on this Facebook post where she now calls herself a blogger yet she is a blogger without a website or evidence of regular or any blogging is also a weird thing to behold. I bet she doesn’t know people can check this stuff out:

Now she does this all of the time:

On that post, there is the all too frequent lament of what and why and wherefore she couldn’t do something…work. Does she think that she is the only person on the face of the earth who works hard or who had to work hard? I mean STFU with that already, unless of course she wants people to think she can’t handle a work/life/politics balance?

Back to the social media post editing. Everyone edits posts. But it’s what she takes out, puts in, takes out, puts in that can tell it’s own story. She’s been a politician now for enough time and around politics long enough that you would think she would be less invincible in her ignorance?

And all the talk about nursing, how long has she been an actual nurse? It has obviously been her vocation for many years, and I find no fault with that. Registered nurse is what she is now.

Again, no issue with her being a nurse, I was just curious so I looked. I would not want her as a nurse however, because given how I feel about her would she be able to be impartial if she did not like you or had beef and came across you as a patient? A practical nurse which she was for many years is also known as an LPN. LPNs usually provide more basic nursing care and are responsible for the comfort of the patient. RNs on the other hand, primarily administer medication, treatments, and offer educational advice to patients and the public. Nursing is hard work. At any level.

She tells people about her military career. Was she active duty or reserves? She never says. Either is admirable, just curiosity makes me ask.

And Theresa you don’t live in my head, but we know a lot of us live in yours. And you keep putting this weird stuff out there which makes people ask questions. And there is this whole thing seemingly with you about people finding you worthy. It comes across as majorly insecure. And a reminder that she is an elected official of not just one election cycle at this point, so with a lot of her behavior, one would again think she would know better?

But she doesn’t know better, which is why her politician days need to come to an end. This whole “Government Official Page” to “Blogger Page” and what she says on it is but the latest example. Poor West Whiteland Township.

However, all hope is not lost because she is indeed being primaried. And her competition is the real deal. I cannot speak highly enough of her. Libby Madarasz.

West Whiteland voters, it is up to you. You can get rid of Theresa in the primary. You will have to register as a Democrat to do so. May 1, 2023 is the LAST day to register or re-register BEFORE the May 16, 2023 election. Please for all of our sanity, lame duck Saint Theresa.

West Whiteland voters and residents you have a choice. You can get rid of the Marcia, Marcia, Marcia of Theresa, Theresa, Theresa. But you have to get out and vote in the primary.

And she should be censured by the Democrats IMHO.

Thanks for stopping by….

OH MY GOOD LORD READERS IT IS WHAT??? 5:30 PM??? SHE CHANGED HER PAGE AGAIN!!!! NOW SHE IS POLITICIAN IN CHESTER COUNTY WHICH IS SUPER EMBARASSING FOR EVERY POLITICIAN IN CHESTER COUNTY EXCEPT HER APPARENTLY? LITERALLY WE COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP IF WE TRIED!

well now.

#whereisGUY ? ohhh he’s #byebyeGUY

Yes, I will admit it. I am quite gleeful about this. I totally did not care for that Guy as a candidate and every time he runs for something he acts the same way. Going back to that website from 2008 just proved it.

(https://whatkindofguy.wordpress.com/)

Do I think he will run for office again? Actually I kind of think he will. And he still won’t be my Guy. And I’m allowed to have that opinion about any politician.

There was one Republican whom I actually think is a really good guy and he didn’t survive the midterms, sadly. That is State Representative Chris Quinn. He was defeated by Radnor Commissioners, Lisa Borowski. Ironically Lisa has prevailed where former Radnor Commissioner and current Delaware County Council member Elaine Paul Schaefer failed in 2016 I believe it was. However, I am not a member of Lisa‘s fan club, because having watched her during her tenure with Radnor Township I see more often than not someone out for themselves not out for their plurality. However, she now has a chance and an opportunity to prove all of her critics wrong.

And now we sit and wait for the rest of the races to come in and for the election to be certified. I am going to say honestly that I think a friend of mine summed up the Republican everything quite well to me today.

This friend said:

No red wave! Looks like a red drip.
If Trump doesn’t get the “f…” out of politics we will see the death of GOP in next 10 years. Will go the way of the Whigs.

I think that’s correct sadly. and why do I say sadly? Because historically as a nation we are a democracy based on a two party system. Both major parties have issues, but the Republican Party is seriously flawed and insanely dysfunctional. And we saw that once again this election season by the candidates the GOP chose as worthy to back.

It used to be that they just fielded better candidates. There were at least candidates who would make you give a look at them before you decided one way or the other. Not this time.

But I’m not going to NOT say that I think the all of the candidates on the Democrat side were perfect. I do not think that and never did. I honestly feel this was the lesser of two evils election in a lot of cases. And obviously enough Republicans felt the way I did, since the results prove enough of them voted for Democrats.

This country needs to retire Trump even if he doesn’t want to retire. He was not and never will be the second coming of Christ. He’s like an old fashioned tent revival grifter. He’s also a walking talking malignant narcissist. Do you think he cares about anyone even the Republican party? He never has. This isn’t about America this is about his personal glory.

I heard from just as many Republicans as Democrats this election season who said they were fed up with the Republican party. In the case of the Chester County Republican Committee, their leadership needs to actually demonstrate they’re trying to improve the party for the better. What I saw this election season was them looking starstruck by Dr. Oz which was really something they should’ve been embarrassed about. And State Republicans? Just wow.

Chester County Democrats and State Democrats also need to wake up a little bit. I’m not letting them off the hook either. They also need to field some better candidates. And they need to make our elected officials more accessible. And maybe it’s a national Democrat party decision, but (for example) people don’t feel like Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan is accessible to her constituents. I mean sure she’s accessible to the big check writing variety, but not everybody else.

And to all of the hyper “vigilant” groups and Stepford Wives for Totalitarianism groups? I don’t need your approval, I don’t seek your approval, I don’t even want to know you. Yet you are obsessed with me. It’s damn strange, truthfully. And I love the comment below “politics don’t supersede human decency.” I mean where do you get your material, and are you basing the definition of “decency” on your own behavior? If so, how do you figure? All I see are an artificial bunch of bitches who constantly project. And all you all do on your own is bully every single person who does not agree with you. I would say look in the mirror but bless your hearts, it might crack.

It’s really nice that this terrible election season is over. But we all have a lot of work to do still.

But for now enjoy at least a temporary break in the constant political yammering. And definitely enjoy that attack ads have come to an end for another political season.

hmmm all that glitters and all that

The Republican Committee of Chester County has issues. Everyone knows that. But who knew that the groups, etc even they pander to might umm be shall we say dissension in the ranks? And it’s funny considering how the Chester County GOP shares their social media postings at times, right? Of course then after something they share from one of these groups causes a problem it magically disappears from their Facebook feed, but it doesn’t mean their hands are clean does it?

The above examples are just examples from one of the originating pages and predictably distasteful. But this page, Chester County Coalition of Republican Women doesn’t speak for all Republican women, so I have some screenshots to share. The other interesting thing about the screenshots is that this page doesn’t necessarily have love lost for the official Chester County Republican page and isn’t that amusing?

Anyway….how are these people actually Republicans or true conservatives? It’s like they would all just eat their young given half a chance. Just Stepford Wives for Totalitarianism in another outfit. And one would hope that the Republican Committee of Chester County would learn to source their fake news better, right?

political season door-knocking 101

Door-knocking. A political season tradition that seems to be having issues. In Chester County, PA it’s run off of the rails.

Recently a woman in Malvern asked if it was OK that a political door-knocker actually at least partially entered her home. The answer is a simple and emphatic “NO.” And then there was the person who found a political door knocker in their mudroom handling their package. Mind you, this person didn’t ask for help, and the door knocker was a stranger. Not a neighbor, not a friend, not an acquaintance, a stranger who seemed to have serious boundary issues.

Door knockers CAN’T just open people’s doors and decide to leave their crap inside. That is actually TRESPASSING since the have NOT been invited in. There is no “oh they didn’t mean any harm” of it all, it creates issues for all door knockers no matter what political persuasion.

The job of a door knocker is to spread the word…in a neighborly fashion. Not imitate the obnoxiousness of door to door window salesmen from Anderson Renewal or Whitetail Disposal or the annual fly by night driveway resealers/repavers.

If someone doesn’t come to the door, it DOES NOT mean peek in all the windows and crush the plantings. It DOES NOT mean knock louder or incessantly ring the bell. And if someone asks did you not see the no trespassing sign, that is NOT license for arguing that you aren’t selling anything, because technically if you want to play Captain Semantic, you are indeed trying to sell someone a politician.

It does not matter what political party, basic decorum is kind of non-negotiable.

If people don’t want to talk to a door knocker, move onto the next house. Don’t enter their homes even to open a door, don’t peer in the windows, just move on. If they have “No Solicitng” just skip it altogether.

I am going to say that sadly it is being said the door knockers and candidates who are being odd this year are Republicans. So what is the Republican Committee of Chester County doing about this? There is a new chair. So many questions about him, although on a personal level I find him so nice a man.

And a special note to State Representative candidate Gail Newman because she is the, shall we say, most vigorous door knocker of them all? Gail, learn the word no. You are more of a stalker than political candidate.

Thanks for stopping by.

an open letter to women of pennsylvania

What do having rights mean?

Are our rights subjective?

Should we have rights over our individual choices? As in no matter what we might choose, it stays our individual right.

Should we have rights over our own bodies?

Why do politicians at a podium, or religious figures at a lectern or on an altar have the right to decide our path and shame us if we do not agree? If we are not June Cleaver and Donna Reed or even if we are, why should we be judged by this? If we are career women who are independent and may or may not have families and children, why should we be judged by this?

When did we become this angry society of political punishers and judgy judgersons of insanity?

Do we deserve free and fair elections?

Should people impose their paranoia, bigotry, phobias, hatred, and not so thinly veiled racism over your families and children in public schools?

What do you think about the way we were set up with a separation of church and state yet everywhere the faux pious with their fake Christian values are trying to impose their values on everyone regardless of how others might feel?

How do you feel about your rights being subjective? Mind you that’s a semirhetorical question because our rights are not subjective, but if we don’t pay attention we are allowing people into public office who will remove our rights thereby making them subjective.

How do you feel if from the area about these people demonizing the esteemed Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for practicing medicine? Is Nemours Children’s Hospital Next? What about other hospital systems? Is medicine to be practiced according to the comfort levels of fanatics? And isn’t ironic that the new head of the Republican Committee of Chester County Raffi Terzian is a doctor? Makes you wonder how he can play politics and play medicine at the same time? Where is he on COVID19, masks, and vaccinations, for example? It’s a fair question, he’s a doctor and doctors are supposed to save lives, right? He was supposed to be a savior of the Chesco GOP but so far he’s shown himself to be part of the problems he was supposed to fix, hasn’t he?

When they shout, must we always shout louder? But if our voices are quiet, they win, so we don’t have the choice of being quiet and still, do we?

How do you feel about the Union League of Philadelphia’s decision to honor Ron DeSantis the creature of shithole Floridian Trumpian politics?

Beware the false prophets. Too harsh? Ok then, the Candidates of fall, 2022. The Man from Oz. Napoleon Ciarrocchi #whereisguy. Monsteriano Mastriano, Jessica Transphobic Florio. Gail Newman. Scary Sarah Marvin. The list seems endless and stretches across 50 states. It’s not just Pennsyltucky politics.

Vote ladies, our lives literally depend upon it.

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”

~ Matthew 7:15

bad taste and far away from their founding values: the union league club of philadelphia has lincoln rolling over in his grave.

The Union League Club in Philadelphia is this majestic building down Broad Street from City Hall. They like to boast about being occasionally ranked as #1 in city clubs in the country, but I wonder if they will get there again with their distasteful choice of Florida’s own human trafficking politician, Governor Ron De Santis for their “Gold Award.”

The Union League self-describes on their own website as follows:

Founded in 1862 as a patriotic society to support the Union and the policies of President Abraham Lincoln, The Union League of Philadelphia laid the philosophical foundation of other Union Leagues across a nation torn by civil war. The League has hosted U.S. presidents, heads of state, industrialists, entertainers and dignitaries from around the globe and has proudly supported the American military in each conflict since the Civil War. The Union League continues to be driven by its founding motto, Amor Patriae Ducit or Love of Country Leads.

~ The Union League on The Union League

From The Philly History Blog in 2006:

A striking building ….Union League of Philadelphia building stands at 140 South Broad Street in the heart of Center City. It was completed in 1865 and features a French Renaissance design.

The story of the League began in December 1862 when two weeks after the crushing Federal defeat at Fredericksburg, Virginia, Dr. J. Forsythe Meigs held an organizational meeting for a “Union Club” at his Walnut Street home. Members dedicated themselves to upholding the Constitution and to supporting President Abraham Lincoln’s often unpopular policies. Lincoln’s vigorous measures to stifle disloyalty alienated many northerners already fatigued by a protracted war. Union Leagues (a.k.a. Loyal Leagues), including the Philadelphia chapter, lent their unwavering patriotism to a weary chief executive and to a grueling war effort. By the time of the Philadelphia Union Club’s founding, the pro-war enthusiasm of 1861 had dissipated. The peace wing of the Democratic Party enjoyed considerable strength in the city. Unconditional Unionists were disturbed….The Union Club sought to reinvigorate Unionist fervor. Originally limited to fifty members of Philadelphia’s aristocracy, the organization rechristened itself the Union League and expanded its membership to several thousand by the end of the Civil War. The League functioned as a society for the burgeoning business class being ushered in by rapid industrialization. Members supported many efforts on the home front, including the United States Sanitary Commission’s commitment to improving health conditions in military camps and hospitals. At the USSC Fair in 1864, the Philadelphia League raised money for wounded and disabled soldiers. Its Committee on Employment located jobs for thousands of veterans and widows.

~ PHILLY HISTORY BLOG “In League With Lincoln”

When I was growing up, The Union League was this treat to visit for whatever the occasion. Amazing art and so beautiful inside, one of the things I remember most from growing up is one of my closest friend’s fathers used to take us to the second floor facing Broad Street every New Year’s Day for years so we could watch the Mummers’ parade from the windows of the Union League.

Other memories? Weddings, birthday parties, Orpheus Club Concerts, receptions. Tales of clubs within the clubs with men in kilts to men in diapers.

Back to Abraham Lincoln as their raison d’être at The Union League. Ron De Santis ships immigrants across state lines for shits and giggles. Ron De Santis has been described by MSNBC as a “politician unmoored from fundamental democratic principles….what makes DeSantis such a uniquely worrying character is that there is seemingly no political sewer into which he won’t wade…” He is the complete antithesis of anything decent, and has issues with the First Amendment when it comes to critics. We are also a nation of immigrants, it makes you wonder about De Santis, doesn’t it? And then there is his basic everything phobic and he should just get an award for being a general asshole and overuse of the word woke, right?

City & State: Some Philly Union League members oppose club honoring DeSantis with major award
Florida’s governor has come under fire for using government funds to relocate migrants from Texas to Massachusetts.

Some Union League members oppose club honoring DeSantis
Alec Larson TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER Sep 30, 2022

If I was feeling kind, I would say The Union League has lost it’s way. I am not feeling kind. The Union League has lost it’s damn mind.

Craig Mills is the Club President. What are his thoughts? Is he okay with this?

I am disgusted. My disgust does not matter to the Union League. I am also sad. My sadness at a Philadelphia tradition to so many generations doesn’t matter to the Union League. But this should matter to the membership. How about a vote of no confidence in their entire club leadership at a minimum? How about lots of membership resignations? After all The Union League with all of their properties has a pretty big overhead nut to crack, correct?

But think about it. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Clout Columnist Chris Brennan, Abraham Lincoln was the first recipient of the gold medal in 1863.

Clout obtained a flurry of letters from club members to Union League president Craig Mills, calling for the event to be canceled. Some members vowed to resign unless the club changes course.

One letter came from William Hangley, a local law firm founder who called DeSantis “a man who has made political and territorial disunion his stock in trade” and “has shown only contempt” for oppressed people, in direct contrast to the Union League’s original mission.

“Exactly what quality or tradition of our League is he thought to emblematize?” wrote Hangley to Mills, also an attorney….Clout had questions. The Union League did not have answers.

“The Union League is a private club,” Mills told Clout. “And this is a private event.”

~Brennan/Clout/Inquirer

Yes, The Union League of Philadelphia is a private club. But this is now what they will be known for. They are to be known for going forward as how far the Republican Party has fallen and how there quite literally is no longer “The Party of Lincoln.”

Somewhere, Abraham Lincoln continues to roll in his grave. And on October 13th, I hope protestors greet people entering the event. But I predict membership will not do much more than blunder and bluster. Clubs are like the embodiment of a huge FOMO (Fear of Missing Out.) Social status for so many will always outweigh doing the right thing. It’s sad but for some, it will just be too hard.

Cheers to The Union League of Philadelphia for killing the ideals and values of President Abraham Lincoln in one fell swoop.