Potter you crack me up. Consistently
Kinda Trotskyite thinking Bram. We're running out of time. Rich had to act now. And I'm sure there will still be lots of people who can't get IDs. Unless we're going to set up CCAC in Potter County 'n' 'at.
There is another big difference between Rich Fitzgerald and D. Raja.
Rich is strongly pro-choice and trusts women to make their own decisions about their bodies. Raja calls himself "pro-life," and thinks politicians are better at making decisions for women.
Dennis Roddy a lefty? What are you smoking? He used to work at the Trib. Sure it was before King Richard the Scaife, but it always was a pretty right wing rag
You can also get updates on Anne's condition at www.caringbridge.org/visit/annefeeney.
Jim Burn's hypocrisy on this one stinks to high heaven. Just last weekend at the Pennsylvania State Committee meeting, Burn was publicly stating his support for Barbara Ernsberger -- City Democratic Chair -- for Commonwealth Court, while privately making deals with the Philadelphia delegation on behalf of Dan Bricmont. And who is Dan Bricmont? Until Feb. 2007, he was a Republican Party activist. He was the Republican Mayor of Avalon. He was probably a delegate to the Republican National Convention. And he has never done a thing for the Democratic Party. He's also anti-abortion, although he tried to fudge the question before the Women's Caucus.
So why did Burn make deals for Dan Bricmont, Republican anti-woman poster boy and not for Barbara Ernsberger, a lifelong pro-choice Democrat? Seems that Burn and Bricmont went to North Catholic together.
So now Burn want to kick out any Democratic Committeeperson who won't go along with his backroom deals -- who won't support Republicans who conveniently become Democrats went it's to their personal advantage -- who won't support a candidate who doesn't support the Democratic platform or Democratic beliefs? He can kiss that crap goodbye.
And Burn's comparison of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee to the Pennsylvania State Committee is laughable, and also highlight's Burn's short history and/or short memory. The State Committee has no secret ballot, and often folks who work for politicians must cast votes while the boss is watching. Not exactly democracy at its finest. It's too bad that Burn doesn't know the history of the very County Committee he now heads. A couple of decades ago, we progressives/liberals/feminists waged a knock down, drag out fight against the party bosses who wanted to take away our secret ballot. Fortunately, we won, and preserved our independence and protected ourselves against intimidation.
I hope other Committeepeople will join me in voting against Jim Burn's damn anti-democratic rules and power grab.
A Democratic Committeeperson, loyal to true democracy.
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