Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The LuLac Edition #1897, January 11th, 2012

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Kevin Haggerty, candidate for State Representative in the 112th District.



Kevin Haggerty who lives in Dunmore has said he will be running against Ken Smith in the 112th District in Scranton. Haggerty penned this missive and we thought we'd share it with you on "Write On Wednesday".

Representative Ken Smith is always saying things like ‘we need to tax big oil’, and ‘how dare the Governor cut services to programs like meals on wheels and Education. And oh yes, ‘I am pro-union.’ But these are just words and do not reflect his voting record. Mr. Smith pretends to be upset with Governor Corbett’s budget cuts and said so in the Scranton Times on January 6th, but then amazingly votes with the Republican Party on issues which are near and dear to Democrat families in the 112th district. First Mr. Smith voted yes on House Bill HB(1330), which takes funding away from the public schools in the 112th District. Mr. Smith is supposed to be defending the Mid Valley, Valley View, Scranton and Dunmore school districts, but instead he is voting Republican- and causing fiscal pains to an already vulnerable education system. When Mr. Smith talks about why the Governor won’t tax big oil and gas, just take a look at his recent vote of yes for Senate Bill (SB) 1249. This Republican bill is responsible for the most gerrymandered redistricting this state has ever seen, and Democratic leaders are taking this matter to court. So why did Ken Smith vote with Republicans? Twelve districts have been drawn favorably to Republicans with only six favorable to Democrats. In other words, Representative Smith voted to guarantee Republican dominance in this state- a state with a 1.8 million voter registration advantage for Democrats. Real Democrats don’t do this, and this Republican control will never allow a tax on the gas industry, while continuing massive cuts to human services and education. Most seriously, it will harm unions across Pennsylvania. If Mr. Smith wants to become a Republican than I would hope he would just switch party affiliation, instead of using catch phrases about big oil, education, human services and our labor work force. The Governor is Republican, the state general assembly is Republican and our United States congress is controlled by Republicans. And all we have in the 112th District is a Democrat who uses his party to get elected but who then votes Republican on the issues that matter most to northeast, Pennsylvania Democrats and working families.


Kevin Haggerty

(112th District)


At 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smith needs oppositoin as does Mike Carroll.

At 8:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smith cant get his own house in order let alone govern. He is a good example of what we get for elected officials around here. I'd
vote for Wylie Coyote before this miserable excuse for a businessman. Youve got my support Haggerty.


At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

I would like to take a little time to address the January 10th paper by Mr. Yonki. Well, not necessarily his essay but the commentaries which followed. As an astute and informed academian, I do not like to make it a habit of "beating a dead horse" but one important point need be made.
Many of the liberal commentators have advised censorship.
One of the great liberal icons of the 1930's was Gov. Huey P. Long. I am sure many of you youngsters have never heard of him so I will provide a brief synopsis of Mr. Long's story.
He served as GOv. of Louisiana during the great depression. ONe of his great phrases was "Tax the ONE PERCENT to take care of the 99 PERCENT."
Sound familiar???
THe problem with Gov. Long (aside from his disasterous economic views) was that he could not accept opposing views.
Once when a Lousiana state legislator placed a copy of the Louisiana Constitution on the Governor's desk, Long protested in retort, "I AM THE CONSTITUTION!"
Which lead me back to present times.
Many liberals would prefer to "shut down" the opposition. As the commentators in this classroom have advised Mr. Yonki to censor my lectures or at least limit them to once a week.
Now, students, I understand that many of you do not care for an old fogie like myself whom has picked himself up, made a living for himself and provided for a family and possesses more culture and civility in one finger than you have in your own drug, alcohol and fast food riddled bodies.
You may accuse me of many things. Hating the poor (I do not).
Loving the rich (I do not, nor do I want to rob them of the money they fairly accrued).
Talking down to people (I see what I see--and my honesty is a virtue I shall NOT sacrifice).
The list goes on and on.
However, I have never advocated the censorship of an opinion. I feel the free exchange of ideas is the best way to conduct a democracy. THe truth shall set you free.
Not liberal dicatorship attitudes.
Something to think about this morning.
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is not a harder working candidate in the state of Pennsylvania than Kevin Haggerty. Go get em Kevin.

At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor my butt, stop you throwing of all the bullcrap!

At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another day with the professor.
What a shock! "Is this the end of Lulac?"

At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin Haggerty is a great family man, with great aspirations for the 112 district. Not only is he handsome, but he is for the people, trying to give the 112 a boost. Kevin Haggerty is 100% deicated and we need him.


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