10-11-2006 Peter, Paul & nepotism

I ran into a long-time friend the other day and he pointed out that I don’t post near as frequently as I used to. I told him that since Tom McGroarty is no longer my mayor, there really isn’t any need for me to post anything at all. These days, I post when I feel like it. There is no overly compelling reason for me to force myself to add content on a very regular basis, as some toiling away on the internet tend to do. If I’ve got something to add to the mix, I will. And if not, I won’t. Works for me.

Then again, if I was being paid to write, I would force myself to come up with some inane drivel and, in effect, I’d be just like the Times Leader’s Casey Jones. Although, that’d sure beat being compared to Steve Corbett.

If I was awarded 3 wishes by a scantily-clad genie, my first wish would be to be Paul Kanjorski’s nephew. According to the good (?) congressman, he funneled yet another $26,000 to his nephew because…get this, he can trust him. Well isn’t that just effing special?

Kanjo’s kin on uncle’s PAC payroll

First, he’s the innovative guy that will develop previously untold water-jet technologies and save all of Culm County herself. Yea!!! And now he’s a highly sought after and completely trustworthy paid political consultant. (Yeah. Uh-huh.) It seems to me that this nephew is one ultra talented guy. Why, there ain’t nothing he can’t handle all by his lonesome. His versatility seems boundless. And his versatility seems rivaled only by his vast earning potential.

From The Times Leader:

WILKES-BARRE – A nephew of U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski was paid $26,000 in consultant fees from a political action committee set up by the congressman last year.

It’s the same nephew who headed a research and development company that received millions in federal funds and declared bankruptcy last week.

Most of the fees paid to Peter A. Kanjorski were for work done this year for Citizens for Action political action committee, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. The committee, created in October 2005, paid him $6,000 last year and another $20,000 as of Sept. 11.

The younger Kanjorski on Friday confirmed his role with the committee, but referred questions to his uncle, a Nanticoke Democrat seeking a 12th term as the 11th Congressional District representative.

Yeah. Allow the congressman to do his own damage control.

I has me a question. Is there anyone in Northeastern Pennsylvania capable of building an inflatable dam, or do we need to hire Kanjorski’s relatives for all of that? I mean, you have to hire someone you can trust, yo? We don’t want that inflatable dam goofed up, or have taxpayer dollars spirited away. Based on very recent history, Paul Kanjorski can’t make much of anything happen unless his extended family is on the payroll.

From the e-mail inbox Mark:

You catching this?

Paul & Peter Kanjorski at OpenSecrets.org

Dr. Leonardi on nepotism

Oh, yeah. I heard that dingbat Kevin Lynn defending Paul Kanjorski’s improper penchant for seeing that his relatives benefit from his position of power. Chia Kev also stated that he wants to reinstitute a military draft so that the sons and daughters of the politicos will have to go off to war with the poor kids when our political leaders order a serious military blunder resulting in deaths.

Is this the best we can expect from the man who knows everything, but stands for absolutely nothing? Listen to me tell it, lamebrain!

‘Iffin it’s perfectly okay for politicos to hire their relatives every freaking chance they get, how many of the politico’s kids will be sent off to war in the event of war, dunce? So, we bring back the draft, my kids get sent off to fight it, and the politician’s kinfolk will be the beneficiaries of ghost jobs, federal tax dollars and political consulting fees. You see, Kevin? You’re just as short-sighted as that “one-eyed freak” you keep referring to every ten seconds.

Kevin, Kevin, Kevin…stick to yammering on about sex, drugs, getting drunk every weekend and Noreen Clark’s nubile daughter. Oh, and I see you felt the need to shout down Rob Neyhard just like you did Sue Henry. That was very intolerant of you, but at least you’re consistent. Apparently, disagreeing with the all-knowing one will not be tolerated at WILK. Yep. The far-leftist myrmidon incapable of securing a full-time job and his on-air enabler just keep on spewing the vile invective as if it’s cutting edge talk radio.

No biggie, though. America’s worst generation is almost behind us. See? There’s always a bright side.

There‘s a new view


Tuesday, October 9, 2006

Congressman Paul Kanjorski declines debate invitation

In a letter dated October 2, 2006; Dr. Joseph Leonardi was invited by Bloomsburg University American Democracy Project to participate in a debate with incumbent Congressman Paul Kanjorski. The debate was to be sponsored by the America Democracy Project, Democracy Matters, The BU College Republicans and University Democrats. On Monday, October 8, 2006; Dr. Leonardi telephoned to accept the invitation. He was informed that Congressman Kanjorski had already called and declined the debate invitation. Dr. Leonardi was advised that the reason given by the Congressman's representative that the Congressman’s schedule was booked through the November 7 election date.

Dr. Leonardi expresses his regret that the Congressman is unwilling to debate at a college campus. He feels that this lack of leadership from the Congressman contributes to the low voter turnout among college age voters. Dr. Leonardi states, "it is no wonder a large portion of the college student population is apathetic. How could they feel anything else when they are so blatantly ignored by their elected officials?" Below is an attached video link demonstrating Dr. Leonardi’s view on debates. Also, on his campaign web site, Leonardi For Congress, his pledge regarding future debates is included in his position paper.

Now why in Allah’s name should someone of Paul Kanjorski’s elevated stature lower himself by stating his position in person for his constituents? And why should he even acknowledge that some lowly serf was dang fool enough to challenge him for his much-deserved seat? He giggles at the lot of us. Uncontrollably.

Dr. Leonardi on debates

Vote for Kanjorski. He covered the coal-scarred properties with grass seed and he’s promised to create a sewage-strewn lake.

Fall foliage in the downtown

From the e-mail inbox Good afternoon, My Republican party has lost its collective mind. Mark Foley sent some tacky instant messages to a 17 year guy and he is banished from Congress. Our local Congressman, Don Sherwood, is accused of assaulting a young woman over a period of several years. He pays her a hefty sum (I have heard half a million), and the Vice President campaigns for his re-election. As Congress meets to hold hearings on Mr Foley's conduct they might not notice that the war in Iraq and Afghanistan is rapidly drifting into chaos. They have strange priorities, indeed.

Um, I could be wrong, but I’d be akin to guessing that most of those who “serve” in Washington have had their fair share of sexual dalliances. And if the Republicans have collectively become a bunch of depraved perverts, then there really isn’t any difference between Republicans and Democrats. But, since the Democrats react to morality much like a vampire would to holy water, and the Republicans claim to be the defenders of the family and such what, the obvious double standard mandates that the Republicans behave, while the Democrats get to hump practically everything in sight.

Basically, if the Republicans would adopt a new slogan something along the lines of “We’re pedophiles and sodomites, too!,” the voters wouldn’t know who the hell to vote for from that point on. I ask you, which party is it that the North American Man/Boy Love Association tries to lobby?

‘Nuf said.

I never really quite understood why anyone would call what we’ve been doing in either Iraq or Afghanistan as a war? Sure, we waged war for about a week. But then we stopped waging war, stood around and asked people to embrace freedom, equality and lasting peace. If we decide to go balls-to-the-wall with making war, it won’t last too long. But then the United Nations would condemn us and the totally weak-kneed, commie-centric Democrats couldn’t handle that. Pass the Valium.

If Bush and his advisors are guilty of only one glaring thing, maybe it’s that they gave the people in Middle East way too much credit. And if they are to be dragged kicking and screaming and bleeding from the 4th century they seem to be stuck in , the political will to make such a thing happen will never be realized in this country.

Vote Democrat. Give appeasement a try.

From the e-mail inbox The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of Sexually Transmitted Disease.

The disease is contracted through dangerous and high-risk behavior.

The disease is called "Gonorrhea Lectim" and is pronounced "gonna re-elect him."

Many victims contracted it in 2004, after having been screwed for the past four years.

Cognitive characteristics of individuals infected include:

Anti-social personality disorders,

Delusions of grandeur with messianic overtones,

Extreme cognitive dissonance,

Inability to incorporate new information,

Pronounced xenophobia and paranoia,

Inability to accept responsibility for own actions,

Cowardice masked by misplaced bravado, uncontrolled facial smirking,

Ignorance of geography and history,

Tendency towards evangelical thoughts, theocracy, and misplaced patriotism,

Categorical all-or-nothing behavior.

Naturalists and epidemiologists are amazed at how this destructive disease originated only a few years ago from a bush found in Texas.

No!!! Say it ain’t so!!! 11 new cops are to be hired in Wilkes-Barre?

From the Voice:

Wilkes-Barre will expand its police force

So, in less than 2 years, this city will have put 21 new police officers on it’s streets. So much for that laughable claim that nothing is being done to improve our neighborhoods. Hey, Walter! You out there? What are you going to bitch about now, a fu>king pothole?


I’ll tell you what. You really have to give Tom Makar some credit. As the president of the firefighter’s union, he has stayed on message no matter what. And while most of the city’s residents want an enlarged police force, no member of his union can say he hasn’t fought long and hard for new hires in the fire department. He is persistent.

Believe it or not, earlier today Kevin Lynn was disparaging the decision to cut back in other areas to facilitate the hiring of new police officers. Shows how much he knows about living in an urban center during these drug-addicted days. In fact, if he and his worthless ilk would quit using such things, maybe we’d have less drug dealers shooting up the place. Where’s there’s supply, there’s escapists like Chia Kev: the know-it-all.

For the second time, Mayor Tom Leighton has managed to hire damn near a full platoon of new cops, but I can’t say anything congratulatory about that so as to not piss off his twenty or so anonymous internet detractors. If I said I was really, really, really happy about this latest move of his, they’d be sure to call me a suck-ass.

Then again, I’d much prefer to be known as a suck-ass in a rapidly improving city than an anonymous asshole who didn’t know what they were talking about every step of the way.

You know who you(s) are.


Immature? You know it! Check this picture out. My brother and I cruised the city yesterday and he kept asking people, “What are you looking at?”

We may have different fathers, but it definitely runs in the family.

Ray: The Idiot Behind The Mask