Game Six Tonight!!

Game six of the World Series starts at 7:30 pm tonight from Yankee Stadium.  Hoping we can pull out another win.  If we play like Monday night we sure can.  I think the game plan should be score as many runs as humanly possible as soon as possible.  That seems to work against them!  A shut out would be SWEET!!!!!!!!!!

GO PHILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disgraceful Behavior From SEPTA Union President Willie Brown

The President of SEPTA’s largest union, Local 234, has resorted to name calling and is refusing to meet with Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter.

Willie Brown is calling Mayor Nutter “Little Caesar” and is refusing to include the mayor in any future negotiations.  Brown is deferring to former mayor and now governor, Ed Rendell instead and leaving the current mayor of our largest city out in the cold.

This behavior is counterproductive and frankly immature.

The only people who suffer are the riders of SEPTA.

Republicans Fare Well In Elections

Many people are analyzing the election results in various ways.  Some are saying it is Obama backlash, some as saying it was time for change in their corner of the world and so on and so forth.  For whatever reason(s) there were some major shake-ups yesterday.

New Jersey governor Jon Corzine (D) was defeated by Chris Christie (R) and Virginia governor Creigh Deeds (D) was defeated by Bob McDonnell (R). 

Closer to home, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was returned to a 4-3 Republican majority with Joan Orie Melvin’s victory over Jack Panella.  One experienced state court watcher said he doesn’t see this change moving the court away from being ideologically centrist.

That being said there were plenty of Democrats who won races as well.  The mayoral race in Harrisburg made history yesterday when the first African-American female became the mayor of our state capital.  After 28 years as Harrisburg Mayor, Stephen Reed was defeated in the Democratic primary.  City Council President, Linda Thompson (D) defeated Nevin Mindlin (R) to make history.

In Pennsylvania’s second largest city, Pittsburgh Mayor, Luke Ravenstahl (D) was re-elected.  Ravenstahl, who is only 29 years old, inherited the job in 2006 after then Mayor Bob O’Connor died in office.  He won an election in 2007 to complete O’Connor’s term.

Bill Owens (D) defeated Doug Hoffman (R) in the 23rd Congressional District in New York state.  The race has drawn national attention.  This district is a GOP stronghold and Republians haven’t lost in the region for over a century!  While some are viewing this race as a referendum on Obama, others are viewing this election as local people voting for the candidtate who will best represent their interests in Washington.

Pottstown School Board And Municipal Election Results

There were some surprises and some disappointments, at least for me.  Voter turn out appeared to be low based on the numbers.  If you didn’t vote and are unhappy with the end result, you have only yourself to blame for not participating in an important election.

Based on the past performance of certain individuals who appear to have won elections, I am concerned about the direction we might go.  Hopefully I am wrong.  Pottstown needs to move forward.  I will give people the benefit of the doubt, for now.

I will be watching.