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Anyone who knows Darlene Barni knows that she’s always complaining about something in an attempt to make it look as though there is some grand conspiracy going on within Cecil Township that only she can fix. Back in 2015, there was a huge focus on the need for repairs to Coleman Road. Darlene and her crowd of followers, who have made it very clear that they strongly oppose new residential developments and young families moving into “their” township, were suddenly very concerned about this one particular road. Their rationale? “Somebody think of the children!!!!” Here is just one of the posts from the Cecil Township Watchdogs page (one of Darlene’s anonymous pages): https://www.facebook.com/ceciltownshipwatchdogs/posts/513367478817776 Some of the township supervisors at the time looked at some solutions that would solidify the problem…

Ask any Democratic political junkie what their favorite television show is, and the response will almost unanimously be “The West Wing.” For me, Aaron Sorkin’s political masterpiece came along at a pivotal point in my life. As a young college graduate and then law school student, I was looking for a way to make my mark on the world but wasn’t entirely sure of the best way to do it. It’s no exaggeration to say The West Wing was the thing that drove me to embrace public service, and I know I’m not the only one. I bring this up because yesterday marked the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of the West Wing on NBC. Honestly, it’s hard to look at the show and not feel depressed about how it…

Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania’s 14th Congressional District despite a history of supporting radical racists and homophobes, was honored by President Donald J. Trump during a visit to the White House earlier this week. After a moment of silence for the entire population of Alabama for surviving Hurricane Dorian, the pair spent several hours in the Oval Office making fun of citizens of the Bahamas who are now homeless refugees. Clearly moved by the Congressman’s disdain for people with brown skin, the President then invited Reschenthaler to participate in a thumb-sniffing contest underneath the famed Resolute Desk. “Obviously, it was a tremendous honor to sniff the President’s thumb,” gushed Reschenthaler, who said that as a teenager used to lie in bed and dream about such an encounter.…

This photo of Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10) talking to young African-American children while WEARING A GODDAMN BULLETPROOF VEST may be the: WORST. PHOTO-OP. EVER. While it would be easy to assume the picture was photoshopped or otherwise altered, it appears on Perry’s official website. The level of political tone-deafness needed to think posting a photo of a United States Congressman standing next to two young African-American children was a good idea is almost unfathomable. The look on the kid standing at the far left pretty much sums it up: This kid is not buying whatever brand bullshit Scott Perry is selling. With the entire nation on edge in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio (or as President Trump calls it, “Toledo”) fueled by…

So Donald Trump’s tweeted that four progressive women of color serving in the House of Representatives should go back to the countries they came from, with the clear implication being that they are somehow less than American because of the color of their skin. The fact that Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib were all born in the United States and Ilhan Omar is a naturalized U.S. citizen is meaningless to Trump’s supporters because their definition of “American” begins and ends with the color of their skin. So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……— Donald…

A new front in the seemingly never-ending war over fracking in the Marcellus Shale region of southwestern Pennsylvania is rearing its ugly head in Cecil Township, Washington County. Drilling company Range Resources recently sent out letters to nearby homeowners notifying them that drilling will begin next week on the Augustine well site off of North DePaoli Road, which also happens to be approximately 1,000 feet from Windsor Woods, a large residential development. The battle between residents concerned about their health and safety versus those seeking to lease their mineral rights for drilling and the money that comes along with it is nothing new, but the stakes are undeniably higher than they were the last time drilling took place in Cecil Township nearly a decade ago. The Shell Cracker Plant in…

Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, a Republican representing Pennsylvania’s 14th District, recently traveled to the United States/Mexico border to take photos designed to make him look important as a way to compensate for his shortcomings as a legislator, his lack of compassion for people of color, and presumably, a small penis. Reschenthaler and several Congressional colleagues visited Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities in McAllen, Donna, and Los Fresnos, Texas, where they saw firsthand the security and humanitarian crisis currently unfolding due to the inhumane actions of the Trump administration, (which Reschenthaler blindly supports). “This Crisis at the Border is Deeply Troubling, Even Though I Totally Support Trump Putting Brown Kids in Cages.” “What I witnessed in the Rio Grande Valley was deeply troubling,” said Reschenthaler. “Even…

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasts Congress during highly emotional testimony in support of reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. During his nine-minute speech before a largely empty House Judiciary Committee, Stewart said, “There is not a person here — there is not an empty chair on that stage that didn’t tweet out, ‘never forget the heroes of 9/11; never forget their bravery; never forget what they did, what they gave to this country.” Stewart then pointed to the group of first responders sitting behind him and told the committee members, “Well, here they are.” Watch Stewart’s full testimony below (courtesy of C-SPAN): Your browser does not support HTML5 video.

To impeach, or not to impeach? That is the question currently being posed by pundits, politicos, and increasingly by Democrats in Congress. Lest anyone remain unconvinced, the answer is yes- Congress must open an impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing her cards exceptionally close to her designer vest, going as far as to suggest that President Trump is daring her to impeach him. This theory is bolstered by the Trump Administration’s steadfast refusal to comply with any Congressional subpoenas. Many believe the House must begin Impeachment proceedings based on the recent public statement by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who all but presented Congress with an engraved invitation to act. And it’s hard to deny that short of wearing a t-shirt saying “Impeach the Mother F*cker”…

A secret meeting with the County Redevelopment Authority. A grant application with a road to nowhere. An implication, if not an outright accusation, that a supervisor’s signature was forged on that grant application. And a signature page of seemingly increasing importance that has gone mysteriously missing. Welcome to Cecil Township, where the politics are apparently dirtier than the industrial cleanup sites. The curious case of a minority faction of the Cecil Township Board of Supervisors’ infatuation with acquiring an 87-acre parcel of land known as the ABB Property continued during a public meeting on April 25. After over three hours of public comments almost universally opposed to moving forward with the deal and numerous confrontations among members of the Board of Supervisors, some previously unknown details came into focus while…