Adding Inside the Gulch to the blogroll but I'm not adding it to NEPA Blogs. because it's an aggregation of links to like minded thinking but has no original content from local people. Hopefully that will change in the near future as recent past Prez of the Luzerne County Young Republicans Bob Zaruta is a founder of the site. Right now it looks like a Drudge wannabe with a touch of Glenn Beck gold hawking.
Kathy Dobash, 53, of Hazleton
is pleased to announce her candidacy for Luzerne County Council. She is
the daughter of the late Edward J. and Marie E. (Potter) Dobash. Her
father was a WWII veteran. Dobash is a graduate of the Pennsylvania
She has worked as an Art Educator and Therapeutic Staff Support Worker.
Currently Dobash is employed in the private sector as an inventory specialist and continues with her artistic endeavors.
" I have attended the majority
of Luzerne County Council meetings. I believe in full and open
transparency. All decisions made by the new Luzerne County Council must
be open and above board. The county council cannot tend to personal
agendas backed by inflated egos with giant political objectives. Luzerne County must heal first to move forward in the restoration of trust.
While taking calls on the hot
line during the flood crisis I received callers who were evacuated.
They returned to devastation and expressed anger about the waste and
greed in our government. I believe the public realizes the Luzerne
County Home Rule Charter does not contain consequences when it is not
followed. It must be more than a super-sized school board. It will take
time to build trust. Amendments can be made to improve Luzerne County
government. Steps must be taken to ensure elected officials follow the
Charter. Raising taxes is not an option. I will work to not raise
taxes and pay down the debt. We must look for the waste in all
departments and branches of government. I invite the Judicial Branch to work with Luzerne County Council to achieve that goal."
Scott Cannon put together a great event at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains that attracted about 100 people. There was an auction of artwork and a raffle of of baskets and one of them was won by Mrs. G. She is thrilled. We will be listening to the Beatles for the next week.
A few candidates for the upcoming election showed up. Michele Bednar is running for Controller and was circulating petitions. Steve Urban is also is running but that is a big secret. Eileen Sorokas is running for Luzerne County Council and told me that she has already filed. Independent Rick Williams was a bit iffy but it sounds like he running again.
It was great to meet and dance with Dallas Twp. sup Liz Martin and Harvey's Lake Miche'lle Boice.
Things I learned tonight;
W-B Area School Board will have plenty of candidates but Luzerne County Council will not.
Christine Katsock is running for reelection but Lynn Evans is not. Genaway and a couple Thomas and Evans are in. Cafferfy from Plains is a candidate.
I'm kicking my campaign off at Norm's on Monday, March 4 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
I am inviting anyone interested in voting for change on the
Wilkes-Barre Area School Board to join me and learn how you can help
support my campaign. Everyone is welcome. It's a "big tent" event.
There's nothing I'd like better than to see Republicans, Democrats,
Independents and Third Party voters all on hand to talk about bringing
change to a district that needs it badly.
Well, it seems to happen every couple of years and here we go again. Once again, the puny commie liberals are trying to take away my constitutional right to bear arms. Why should I be surprised?? Damn!!!!!
After the school shooting a few months ago all of the hippie, flower power, Chairman Mao worshipping heathens came out of their closets (following their success on the gay marriage issue) and figured they could really soak their agenda on good God-Fearing, patriotic Americans like me. No doubt, the shooting up there in Connecticut was a tragedy, but does anyone think like me, that maybe if some of the teachers were packing (and maybe some of the older students, too) there would have been a different result??? That clown who did the evil deed would have been pushing up daisies before he got a single shot into anyone! But, of course, it’s all the fault of the proud gun owners of America.
There’s nothing more fun than growing up toting a gun.
My old man gave me my first gun when I was 6……a fine .22 caliber mini rifle. Gee, it was fun taking that out and picking off woodchucks and rabbits that were getting into Mom’s garden. And, I learned gun responsibility too.
One time I shot a little off target when trying to down a squirrel and the bullet went straight into the living room window, barely missing Pops (who was having his traditional bottle [s] of Ballantine). The bullet directly blew apart Pops brew as the bottle shattered all over the wall as well as the beer. I can still recall the beating Pops gave me, not particularly, because I nearly killed him, but because I wasted a good bottle of beer on a count of my carelessness. Sometimes I can still feel the shiners he gave me on both eyes on that afternoon. But after that, I always aimed with good focus and never forgot the wonderful lesson Pops taught me. For the rest of my life, I could never hoist a bottle of Ballantine beer out of guilt. My preference is a cold Stegmaier. Good ol’ Pops…..he was one in a million. What a great guy…..I miss him a lot
But now we are raising kids to be such wussies that we won’t even allow them to enjoy a toy gun. I mean, what is wrong with a two, or a three year old toting a plastic tommy gun???? Not only is it good masculine fun, but great preparation for when you get older (around 6 or 8) and can handle the real deal.
Of course, my dumb grandson’s idea of a good toy is some dumb puppet or sissy doll. I don’t get it. And we wonder why this nation’s goin’ down the tubes!!!!!
So, all you commies who want to ban firearms just remember there’s a thing called the fifth amendment to the constitution, or the first or third (I’m not sure which one but it’s there!!) that protects the rights of real Americans like me and my buddies Creep, Gummo and Skeets.
After all, we fought the big war for you all to be free to act like pansies.
Take that!!!! As for me, tonight I’ll spend some time at the Legion with those heroes, then I’ll come back to my home, sit back and pop open a Gold Medal Steg, puff on a few Lucky’s and watch the great Richard Boone, a real actor (to hell with Ben Affleck) in Have Gun Will Travel. Now there’s a show!!!!
Usually a story about a volunteer firefighter involves one of them being an arsonist. This guy got his jollies by wasting the time of first responders. Good luck that a real emergency didn't happen at the same time.
CV:A former volunteer firefighter from Nanticoke was charged Wednesday
with making prank phone calls that sent his one-time colleagues
scrambling to find nonexistent people in distress, according to state
Lee Anthony Beatty, 50, is charged with reporting false alarms to a
public safety agency and reckless endangerment, according to police.
Beatty is accused of calling three times to report false emergencies -
in one case sending out boats and rescuers who searched the Susquehanna
River for about 2½ hours before realizing no one was in danger.
Unindicted co-conspirator Michelle has an eye for idiots.
Mark A. Singer Announces Candidacy for District Judge
PittstonAttorneyMarkA.Singer,EsquireisannouncinghiscandidacyforDistrictJudgeofthe MagisterialDistrictJudgeforDistrict11-‐1-‐04.TheDistrictcomprisesthemunicipalitiesofPittstonand the greater Pittston area, Duryea, Avoca, DuPont, and Hughestown.
Singer graduated from Pittston Area High School in 1980 and immediately enrolled in the
University of Scranton where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a duel Bachelor of Science Degreesin1984.HeearnedhisJurisDoctorate in 1987 from Dickinson Schoolof Law at Penn State
University. Singer was admitted into the Practice of Law in 1987 andin all courts in
the State of
Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District, The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
He beganhis career after Law School
County as a
and Attorney Singer has since served as an Assistant District Attorney for Luzerne County, and First Assistant Liaison to the Lower Lackawanna/Upper LuzerneCounty Drug Task Force.
In addition,Mark Singer has servedthe Municipal Police OfficersEducationand Training Commission (M.P.O.E.T.C.) for nearly10 years, as an Instructor. Mark was also Adjunct Instructor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Luzerne County Community College.Hehasalso been an advisor to the Pittston Area Young Lawyers.
As a Defense Attorney, Singeris one of twelve (12)
attorneys certified to defend capital cases. He has prosecuted murders, rapists, burglars, drug dealers, child abusers and those that prey
upon theelderly. Markistheonlycandidatetoprosecuteas well as defend a DeathPenalty case.
Deeply involved within the community, Mark A. Singer has been active in the Pittston Area School District having been involved on theBoard of Directors and a Region 7Director to The
Pennsylvania School Board Association.
As a member of Lions International Attorney Singer was awarded the prestigious Melvin Jones FellowAward. He has also servedas PresidentoftheHughestown Lions Club.
Mark isan elder in the Second PresbyterianChurch of Pittston, a member of the Keystone Consistory and an Irem Temple Shriner.
Attorney Singer is son to the late Francis Anthony Singer from Avoca and Amelia Lena (Foglia) ofHughestown. He is married to the former Heidi Baldygo and they have one daughter Anjelica Nicola, a student at the Pittston Area Middle School.
Additional information on Attorney Mark A. Singer may be found on his website