7 minutes ago
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Our immigrant from Virginia
I got a couple of emails today that informed me that Gort42 and Wilkes-Barre Online were mentioned on WILK today. I was listening to baseball so I missed it. Wow. The subject was the Hazleton English only ordinance. I think it's nonsense but Mark favors it. We disagree as we often do. It's obvious that Mayor Barletta was put up to this by the Santorum campaign.
So the latest in the Senate race is Sanatorium is beating up on Blah Bob for saying he would vote for the bill sponsored by Bill Frist and the White House. You know that they are Republicans. So Ricky got Mayor Lou Barletta to do his dirty work and propose an inflammatory law that makes second class citizens of Hazleton's spanish speaking people. Judging by the reaction to this you can expect other towns in PA to propose similar laws. As Pope George Ringo pointed out HATE SELLS. First they tried to make gay people an object of fear but that didn't fly. So now they want to make Mexicans the scapegoats of our troubles. History is full of examples of blaming an unpopular minority for the problems of the day usually with disastrous results. As Santorum tries to close the gap on Casey (down 9 in the strategic Vision poll and 23 behind in Rasmussen) he is going to try to make Casey the issue. I got news for you Ricky, challengers don't win elections incumbents lose them. So far in Santorums media buys I haven't heard why I should vote for him only that the other guy is a bum. As The Big Fat Slob pointed out: