First of all, we’d like to congratulate Gort and his team on their latest Blogfest success last Friday night at Rooney’s. I dropped by to say hello and wasn’t surprised at all to see the place packed with local politicians, office holders and those hoping to head to Washington come January. When Gort beckons, people show up, especially those looking for votes.
It was worth the trip just to see Gene Stilp’s 40-foot pink pig mobile hogging the road in front of the place.
I had a chance to meet and chat with the affable Mr. Stilp, who vowed, if elected, to break the stranglehold lobbyists for the insurance and pharmaceutical companies have on Congress. That will take some doing, but someone has to do it. Pittston isn’t in the 11th District, where he hopes to beat incumbent Rep. Lou Barletta on Nov. 6, but Stilp said he appreciates the influence of bloggers, which is why he rolled into town and made a splash.
Then I went inside while Stilp oversaw the assembly of his giant wheelchair, his newest attention-getting prop. Hopefully that wheelchair won’t be used to push Grandma off the cliff which his fellow Democrats say Republican vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan would do if we elect him and Mitt Romney. I’d love to see Stilp get elected just to see if he’d be allowed to park his pig mobile in front of the U.S. Capitol to draw attention to wasteful spending. He’d need a 24-hour parking permit.
Blogfest is a super idea. Where else can the area’s politicians, bloggers and the public come together to have a good time and talk politics? I am proud to be a member of the local blogging community. Bloggers care. They pay attention to what’s going on, share their thoughts, ruffle a few feathers when it’s deserved, and, hopefully, inspire others to become engaged in their communities and country or at the very least to give a hoot.
Now for the that. Not far down the road from Blogfest, a 10-foot fat rat crawled onto Main Street because non-union workers are building a credit union. You do know that you’re not allowed to work unless you belong to a union, don’t you? Is it any wonder people are getting disgusted with some labor unions.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades members picketed the job site because these are supposed to be union jobs. ”They’re rats. We brought a rat to symbolize that,” said union business representative Bob Griffiths, obviously pretty proud of his giant inflatable rodent.
Local contactor Sam Marranca, Boss Rat, whose company is building the credit union told The Times Leader that no union contractors approached him about the job. Not good enough, Sam. You’re supposed to approach the union bosses. That’s the way it’s done if you don’t want to be harassed.
As for the other thing, thing sure fits this news item from Saturday’s Times Leader ” – “Couple allegedly had sex with dog.”
A Sugarloaf couple was put on probation for 30 months after being charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy. The terms included staying away from children. It probably never occurred to Judge David Lupas to say that the same goes for dogs. A county probation officer said Jennie Marie Moore, 48, admitted she and her spouse, James Antonelli, 68, were having sex with their golden retriever.
A probation violation report said this, the TL reported. He and his wife “put themselves in danger by having sex with a dog who was not vaccinated.” Okay, wait a minute. Would it have been okay had the dog got its shots? The probation office is worried about these deviants putting themselves in danger?
What about Rover? This poor pooch is likely suffering from post tramautic stress. Hopefully the dog is now in the protective custody of the SPCA – as well as the two who abused the animal.
- Betty Roccograndi