Monday, July 15, 2013

Today, the CityPaper released a story citing a page that provided details that point to Council President Clarke's Daughter and her spouse being arrested for possession with intent to distribute a whopping 176 grams of cocaine.  Furthermore, the Daughter's arrest just "disappeared" from the docket - strings that can only have been pulled through ranking members of the Seth Williams District Attorney's Office.

If this is true, this isn't just unethical politics, it's actual corruption involving the Council leadership and District Attorney. We need checks and balances in local politics, because it is absolutely wrong for the Council President to be this close to a drug dealer and possibly covering up for one.

This is not Detroit, DC, or Baltimore.

We deserve better.

I hope two things can come from this scandal coming to light:
  1. The FBI and US Attorney immediately investigate Clarke and Williams to see if there was illicit intervention into a criminal prosecution, and
  2. That the good, law abiding voters of Philadelphia say ENOUGH and vote for Danny Alvarez for DA and Terry Tracy for Controller to bring in some watchdogs from OUTSIDE the political machine where SO MANY scandals have arose in recent history!
Click here to read the CityPaper story:
http://www.citypaper.net/blogs/nakedcity/Clarke-DA-daughter-coke-arrest.html?&c=

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

President Teddy Roosevelt said: "A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."

This quote has extreme meaning today as our country is making a vital choice today. 

Today, we must prioritize.  We must vote based on what we need based on what we want.  While many Americans identify with the "cool guy", we cannot afford to put social issues before our economic, physical, and cyber security. 

Vote your conscious and remember that this vote isn't just about you - but about the whole country's stability and place in the world.  I voted this morning and hope that you all can exercise your right and do so for the benefit of our nation today.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

JOIN US AND MAKE YOUR NEXT VOTE YOUR MOST INFORMED VOTE!!
Special invited guests include:

Bob Brady and John Featherman
Robert Mansfield and Chaka Fattah
State Representative John Taylor 
City Council and Commission Members

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Join Me TONIGHT to show your support! 

There is a Cigar Benefit for the family of P/O Brian Lorenzo at:

Holt's Cigars on Townsend Rd. in the Northeast - 6-9PM.
More information here:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/416966041700654/

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Convention-day mixer for all people

Join us tonight!

Whether you're a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, we'll gather TONIGHT to watch Romney's nomination acceptance speech, meet others who are trying to move Philly forward, and discuss our views in a positive environment. There will be complimentary pizza and $2 bottled beer and $1 drafts.

Thursday, August 30, 2012
7:00 PM
to

3156 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
(Parking is available across the street at the Dollar Store)

All political opinions are welcomed -- support, dissent, or ambivalence!
 

More importantly, this event takes place in a community that rarely sees political reform events (and really needs to), and is at a location where the 'old establishment' calls home - so it's a rare opportunity to have a meaningful exchange of views and ideas on how to fix our broken federal, state, and local governments!
 
Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7 PM--11 PM
 
The happy hour is hosted by a mixed group of Philly Do-Gooders to include Philadelphians for Ethical Leadership, Philly R.O.C. (Philadelphia Republicans of Color), and both the 5th and 8th Wards(R).
 
Don't just complain about Philly's failure in political leadership, join some like-minded citizens to work on some solutions!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

William Hite's selection to the PSD is yet another demonstration of Philadelphia's ongoing inferiority complex.  Why is the 5th largest city in the nation looking to a place like Prince George's County, Maryland for educational innovation? Anyone who knows PG County should know why I'm asking this.  PG County is the runoff for Washington, DC's closing public housing and has a rampant crime problem, largely attributed to a poor educational system, high poverty-rate, and unreasonable cost of living.

One has to wonder what Philadelphia's infatuation is with the Washington, DC area? Arlene Ackerman, before starting her scandal-riddled tenure with San Francisco and Philadelphia was the Superintendent of the DC Public School System, which is one of the lowest rated systems in America (lower than Philadelphia's).  Mayor Nutter appointed, then gave an unprecedented off-schedule raise to Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who was the D.C. Police Chief, where they had a higher per-capita crime rate than Philadelphia, in a much smaller area with more concurrent law enforcement agencies on patrol.  Now, Philadelphia picks Dr. Hite from DC's worst suburb (which is ironic because Fairfax County, another DC Suburb has one of America's top 10 school systems). 

One has to wonder the political motivation for appointing those who come from places worse than our great city, not better; and why we as a city continue to perpetuate an inferiority complex that doesn't reflect the size and cultural diversity of Philadelphia.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Philadelphia Republicans Vote in a new Chairman - Tonight

I look forward to an HONEST Republican City Committee, one that gives voters on both sides of the aisle a true alternative to the Brady democratic machine in Philadelphia. In order to do that, Meehan, Canuso, and the PPA Patronage pit of the old-RCC needs to be given the keys to the street. Tonight's vote is truly is a big deal for the city and the hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who languish under the representation of the many "Poverty Pimps" at city hall. 

Read more at:
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/152736265.html