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October 2010

Friday: Better Than Thursday

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Pennsylvania’s political watchers were treated to a non-stop potpourri of news articles this week proclaiming that the Sestak/Toomey race is now tied.  Tied, we tell you!! The two candidates will now settle this thing with a best-of-five match of Rock, Paper, Scissors.  Oh, and Sestak released an attack ad starring his dog.  Let’s just say the ad’s scatological tone was not exactly in the same spirit of Richard Nixon’s famous “Checkers” ad.   

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Friday: We Are Your Happy Place

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Doc-tober started out with a bang for the Fightin’ Phils on Wednesday, as Roy “Doc” Halladay fired a no-hit masterpiece in Game One of the NLDS.  The Cincinnati Reds looked liked they wanted to get out of Citizens Bank Park as fast as their overrated little feet could carry them.   Oh, and the Pittsburgh Pirates fired their manager this week, which prompted the question of whether or not the owners could just do us all a big favor and fire themselves.

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GOP: The Party of Yes?

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A guest post by Dave Dumeyer, Independant Consultant on Education and Politics

In what might be considered a high-risk move, some House Republicans in Washington recently unveiled their plan for bringing the country back to economic stability.  Titled “Pledge to America”, the 21-page proposal is, according to your outlook, either (1) an unfortunate political move to gain a landslide GOP victory in November that will backfire or (2) a very principled stand to get America back to work.  

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Friday Happy Hour

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We know the drill.  You don’t tug on Superman’s cape.  You don’t spit into the wind.  You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger, and you don’t mess around with Tim!  This week, State Rep. Tim Solobay went all Charles Bronson on four Harrisburg street punks looking to shake him down.  As a candidate for State Senate, one couldn’t really ask for much better free press.  He’s Tim Solobay, and he approved that beat-down. 

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