Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sightings: The Final Chapter



There's a quote, "good things come to those who wait." For what it's worth, they sometimes do.

I started this blog in January 2008 because several people, including Joe Meo, of the Whitemarsh Republican Committee, didn't appreciate my comments regarding Jim Matthews back room deal with Joe Hoeffel. You see, I was then secretary of Area 6, and often would send an email out chronicling Jim's behavior and expressing my opinion on the matter. Because they didn't appreciate me using my position for a bully pulpit (although most of my detractors have and still do so), I did cease sending the emails.

Instead, I decided to start the blog to express myself and offer my opinions.

Over the years I've chronicled Jim's lies, the impact his actions have had on our county and the price we are all paying for it. Over the past 3+ years, I've never been wrong in anything I've posted about Jim Matthews. I've been aggressive in my endeavor, and never apologized for what I have done, while bringing to you the antics of a power-hungry egomaniac. Today, Jim Matthews was arrested and charged with perjury and false swearing. He was arraigned in District Court in Norristown at approximately 11:55 today.


What, me perjure?

I'm very happy about this. Why? Because, for 3+ years, I've been pissed off that my time was wasted asking people to vote for Jim Matthews. Because I believed that Jim wouldn't turn his back on our party, no matter how much he disliked (read despised) Republican Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr.

I thought Jim Matthews was an honorable man. I was wrong then, and when I realized I had been duped along with so many of the people of Montgomery County, I started this blog to call Jim on everything untoward that he has done since taking office.

You might ask, why did you stop blogging suddenly, about a year and a half ago? Well, I had been out of work for a while, and writing my blog was not as important as my families financial standings, which were in dire straits for a while. It also had started to disrupt the peace and harmony of my home. So, I backed off.

Fortunately, Jim became a caricature of himself in the waning year of his tenure on the board of commissioners, his ego getting in the way of solid, Republican governance. Jim Matthews can single-handedly be blamed for the financial mess the county now "enjoys".

Back to the present...Jim was arraigned today on charges of perjury and false swearing to the grand jury. Jim also broke a gag order placed upon him by the grand jury, according to NBC10 reporter, Deanna Durante in her report this afternoon (watch video report on NBC10 page).

Over the past year and a half, one of my principal desires has been to be present at the "perp-walk" if Matthews was arrested. Today, that desire has been fulfilled. During my lunch break, I was able to not only watch the "perp-walk", I was able to sit in on Matthews arraignment in District court in Norristown, in front of Judge Hunsicker. The hearing was pretty much vanilla, over and done in minutes, with bail being set at $50k (unsecured) and a preliminary hearing date of December 16th being set. The perp-walk was the real treat, it was an early Christmas present:

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Yes, that's me, heckling Jim.

Needless to say, a journey of just 2 months shy of 4 years has pretty much come to an end. This will probably be my last post on "Writemarsh" about Jim Matthews, as this day has pretty much reached the apex of my reasons for starting this blog in the first place...to see Matthews brought down in shame for the egregious behavior he has displayed as a Republican and as a human being, for the past 4 years.

Funny thing, I wasn't the only person telling people what a bad man Jim Matthews was. Bruce Castor told us from day one not to trust Jimbo. In today's Times Herald, Republican Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr. was quoted as saying:
“Jim Matthews lied to the voters, to his supporters, to his contributors, to the party – those things don’t surprise me, but when he lies to a grand jury, that is a crime. My experience is that perjury cases before a grand jury are almost always successful for prosecutors. I cannot recall a perjury charge in any court that I’ve ever worked in or around that did not result in a guilty verdict, because it’s such a rarely used charge. A prosecutor only uses it when they’re sure they’re going to win.”
Final note: as I was writing this post, Jimbo resigned as Chairman of the county commissioners. They say rats usually are the first to jump off of a sinking ship. Good riddance.

B.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Montco GOP Launches Last-Minute $300K Ad Buy

According to PoliticsPa, The Brown/Castor campaign has purchased about $300k worth of ads to run now through election day.

Unfortunately for their opponents, the ad department "require a 24 hour turnaround for new television ad buys", which means, even if they could buy ads on Monday, they miss 3 days of air time.

Must be nice to have such a tremendous war chest, and have a lot of money left over at the end of the campaign, huh, Joshy? Explain that to Leslie on Tuesday night, when she's feeling like I once did, when I came in last in an election...

To see Brown/Castor's other ads, click here and here.

B.



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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Epic Fail, Part Deux...

Not only does Joshy-Boy and Leslie's ad fall RIGHT NEXT TO Brown Castor's endorsement by the Intelligencer, The VERY NEXT DAY, news of Josh's admitted meeting with the Tea Party Patriots, A GROUP THAT LESLIE AND JOSH BLASTED JENNY BROWN FOR BEING PART OF (although she's not).

Understandably, I call BULLSHIT, Josh and Leslie...retract your commercial and recant the lies you've been t
elling about Jenny Brown. You just can't defend this.

Oh, and the "Epic Fail, Part Deux"? That this, too, gets posted on the very left-leaning Politics PA, RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR CAMPAIGN AD!


Tea Party Josh Shapiro?

By Ali Carey, Contributing Writer

In the highly contested Montgomery County Commissioner race, associating your opponent with the Tea Party has become the barb de jour.

Democratic candidates State Rep. Josh Shapiro and Whitemarsh Township Supervisor Leslie Richards have been hammering one of their Republican opponents as “Tea Party Jenny Brown.” Earlier this week, their campaign aired a 50’s sitcom style thirty-second television ad featuring Brown, a Lower Merion Township Commissioner, and incumbent Montco Commissioner Bruce Castor. The ad specifically calls Brown, “the only candidate who met with the Tea Party.”

But that may not be true. As it turns out, Shapiro met with a local Tea Party Group during his 2010 re-election campaign.

According to Ed Boyd of the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots of Eastern Montco, Shapiro attended the group’s monthly meeting on October 14, 2010, at the North Penn VFW in Glenside.

“Now that Josh Shapiro has finally admitted the statement is false, there is no other recourse than for his campaign to pull all of the blatantly disingenuous radio and TV ads, and to make sure the falsehood is not repeated in any future campaign mailings and statements,” said Brown in a statement.

The Shapiro/Richards campaign argues that the claims in their advertisements are accurate, because Shapiro was a candidate for State Rep. at the time, not County Commissioner.

“Long before he became a candidate for county commissioner, Josh met with constituents who belonged to a local Tea Party organization and challenged their viewpoints head-on,” said campaign spokesman Frank Custer.

He reiterated the campaign’s charge against Brown.

“Jenny Brown, as a candidate for county commissioner, went to see the Tea Party, embraced their partisan principles and sought their support.”

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One Response to “Tea Party Josh Shapiro?”

Bob Guzzardi, Ardmore Penna. says:

Josh Shapiro lies! Jenny Brown Tea Party? Josh Shapiro Socialist? Frankly, I am shocked at Josh’s lie. Even though I disagree with Josh on issues, I had thought his word was good. This is very upsetting. dr. bob and I are Tea Party and are active with Kitchen Table Patriots in Bucks County. While we, enthusiastically, support Jenny Brown, Jenny Brown is not what I would consider “Tea Party”.

Although Jenny Brown shares some of the ideas and policies of Tea Party, just as Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards share quite a few Corporatist – Socialist Redistribution of the Wealth ideas, does not make Jenny a Tea Party person or Josh a Socialist. Very bad logic; the fallacy of the undistributed middle is well known and frequently promoted in political campaign rhetoric.

Name calling obscures the serious fiscal issues facing Lower Merion and Montgomery County. While fiscal common sense is on of the Tea Party principles, it is not the only one. Just as Big Government Spending, Borrowing, Taxing and Unionizing is only only one piece of classical fascism-communism.

ShapriroRichards need to resort to name calling to distract from their records of Big Government, Big Spending, Big Borrowing and Big Unionizing. .






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Bruce Castor: Josh Shapiro ‘lied’ about Tea Party meeting

It seems that the Shapiro/Richards team is continuing to be disingenuous with their TV commercials. In a taped forum on Larry Kane's "Voice of Reason" TV show, Shapiro finally admitted he himself had met with the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots.

  • When pressed by Castor during the taping of Larry Kane’s “Voice of Reason” show Thursday, Shapiro finally admitted he had met with the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots — Eastern Montco.
  • “(Shapiro) even lied directly to the voters on the show,” Castor said. “I didn’t have any objection that he had met with the Tea Party, but that he said Jenny Brown is bad because she did.”
Boy...they called Jenny Brown an extremist...what does that make Joshy-boy? A liar, that's what. Read the whole article here: Josh Shapiro ‘lied’

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Montgomery Co. Commissioner's Race Heats Up

From 6ABC:

The battle over who will run Montgomery County is on. The Republican candidates include incumbent Commissioner Bruce Castor and Lower Merion Commissioner Jenny Brown, and the Democrats State Representative Josh Shapiro of Abington and Whitemarsh Supervisor Leslie Richards.

The four are vying for the 3 commissioner seats and whichever party gets both its candidates elected will run the government in the state's third largest county, and will control its 2,000 at will non-union and non-civil service jobs.

Then:

"I think people who have been paying attention are just really frustrated with all of the fighting that's been going on and all the bickering," said Leslie Richards

Unfortunately for the short-sighted (and deceitful) Richards, the so-called "bickering" has been Republican Commissioner, Bruce L. Castor, Jr. fighting for the people of Montgomery County, trying to keep Jimbo and JoHuff from spending our county into a deficit. For all his "bickering", Matthews and Hoeffel have spent us into a shortfall that threatens our bond rating significantly. We may slip from AAA for the first time in a very long time, because of their blatant mismanagement of our county finances.

Read the entire article here:
Montgomery Co. Commissioner's Race Heats Up

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Epic Fail!

There is nothing worse than spending all that money to put your ad on the most liberal politics page in the state, only to be upstaged when your opponents get a major newspaper endorsement as the top line item!







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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brown-Castor Campaign's 2nd Television Commercial

Whodathunk that this press conference by Josh, (with Leslie looking on, annoyed) would become the "gift that keeps on giving"?

Thanks for being in the state house too long, Joshy-boy.




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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Intelligencer Endorses Brown-Castor Ticket for County Commissioners

The Intelligencer had one editorial board sit down with all four candidates for County Commissioner (at separate times) and here's what they came up with: Josh and Leslie have no credibility, no plan...otherwise, their campaign is full of shit.
When given an opportunity to expand on their platform, Richards and Shapiro are a one-trick pony...No Tax Increase. From the Intelligencer:

Shapiro and Richards are limiting themselves with their no-tax-increase pledge, and they’re taking a big risk in doing so. If Castor, after four years as a commissioner (albeit a marginalized one), says he doesn’t know the extent of the county’s financial woes, it’s difficult to figure out how Shapiro and Richards can be so confident about not having to raise taxes (emphasis mine...ed.)
Exactly. Full of shit. See, Jim-Turd and Joe The Huff have screwed this county up so badly, even a sitting county commissioner (Castor) doesn't know the extent of the problems they have caused. Castor has voted "no" on every big project (and three budgets) that he thought could wait until the county was in better financial condition, but in Castor's own words, "Two beats one".

Similarly to Huff Huff and Jimbo, Richards spent without regard to who would have to foot the bill in Whitemarsh, increasing our debt here almost tenfold...from $1.8 million to over $15 million and will leave the mess - one she helped create - for others to "clean up". The next administration will surely have to raise taxes in Whitemarsh, and Leslie gets out with no culpability. Full. Of. Shit.

For the past 4 years, The Intelligencer has not often been kind to Castor...they have, however, been fair in their assessment of the candidates running for commissioner this time around. Their pick? Read on:
It’s our belief the Republicans have the stronger, more credible game plan. That’s why our endorsement goes to Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown.

Read the entire article here: For commissioner in Montgomery County: Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown


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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Leslie Richards Attacks Jenny Brown's Husband

Quite egregious, considering families have always been off-limits during campaigns.

Leslie back pedals, and says "I was not making any personal attack..."

Yeah, Leslie, and I have this bridge in Montco that I'd like to sell the voters....




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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Muammar Quaddafi Possibly Dead

TRIPOLI, Libya — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan strongman who fled into hiding after rebels toppled his regime two months ago in the Arab Spring’s most tumultuous uprising, was killed Thursday as fighters battling the vestiges of his loyalist forces wrested control of his hometown of Surt, the interim government announced.

Al Jazeera television showed what it said was Colonel Qaddafi’s corpse as jubilant fighters in Surt fired automatic weapons in the air, punctuating an emphatic and violent ending to his four decades as a ruthless and bombastic autocrat who basked in his reputation as the self-styled king of kings of Africa. Read it all, here: Quaddafi Dead



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Gleason Throws Support Behind Brown Castor Ticket

From Margaret Gibbons, at "The Intelligencer":

Pennsylvania's top Republican came to Montgomery County on Wednesday to stump for the GOP's county ticket, headed by commissioner candidates Bruce L. Castor Jr. and Jenny Brown.

State GOP Chairman Rob Gleason admitted that he did not know much about the individual party candidates running for the nine county row offices and the two bench seats but that what he knows about them collectively is enough for his stamp of approval.

"The platform of the team here is the platform of the Republican Party — hold the line on taxes, stop excessive spending and borrowing, reduce the size of government, create jobs and grow the economy," said Gleason, flanked by the GOP candidates at the county courthouse in Norristown.

Read the rest of the article, click this link: State's top Republican promoting Montco GOP's county slate



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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Brown/Castor's First Campaign Commercial



This is just the first commercial, folks...more in the can for later distribution!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Occupation of Zero Risk



Occupy Wall Street has had some splinter groups form in other major cities, including Philadelphia...From the looks of the photo, there's not many people protesting, unless it was time for a Starbucks and a splash of petrouli...

One of the biggest gripes is that they hate...literally hate that people get rich in this country, and don's spread the wealth around. Well, I'm far from rich, but my take on things is this:

The rich have every right to take risk and earn as much as they can just as we have every right to take risk and earn as much as we can...that's the American way. They want socialism? Move to Cuba, Fidel would be glad to have them....or not.

I struggle every day to put food on my table, and I still don't think these morons have a clue as to what "reality" vis a vis "real life" is all about. Let them worry about paying the bills, feeding their family, keeping ahead of collection agencies, and making sure they don't lose the home they've been paying over 20 years for.

I lost my job exactly one week after Obama got elected. I cannot find a good paying job in my field, so I started my own business and sub contract at less than half of what I used to make. I don't blame Wall Street, I blame the massive debt that the current administration is incurring for squashing consumer confidence. No consumer confidence = no new jobs, the end.

What everybody fails to acknowledge is the greater the risk, the greater the reward. If you want to be successful, some amount of risk should be involved, not just an open palm, saying "gimme".

Wall Street trades shares of "risk" every day. Those people taking the risk are going the extra mile to be successful.

One day, when my business is more established, I will assume some risk and raise my fees. Will I lose clients? Well, that's a risk I'll have to take, but I'm not standing here, with my hand out, saying "you owe me..."

I'm working hard, and I'm taking the risks. If I succeed, it will be on my sweat, my ulcers, my high blood pressure, and my grit. If I fail, at least I had the balls to take the risk in the first place.

What's going on here is a bunch of idiots who want everything, but are unwilling to assume the risk necessary to be successful. It's not republican, Democrat, or any other label, it's "no guts, no glory". I don't need a trophy to prove I played the game. Give me my trophy when I succeed in playing the game.


I'll gladly take all of the risk while these bozos stink and stand around singing "kumbayah". Just don't expect me to house, feed or clothe morons who are standing there with a Starbucks in one hand and a brand new iPhone 4s in the other, crying that Wall Street is screwing them. I'll risk my money on the poor woman who is widowed and has 3 kids, a job and a mortgage.

B.

(Afterthought): Maybe they should start a new movement called "Occupy the Employment Office" and become useful members of society, instead of the left's "useful idiots".



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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

You've Been in the State House Too Long...

The Video speaks for itself, voters...is this what you want from your county commissioner candidates, lip service. or do you want real goals by real people who tell you like it is?

The clear choice for county commissioners is BrownCastor '11



Yes, she does say "you've been in the state house too long" at the end...Priceless!

B.

***AFTERTHOUGHT***

Just wanted to point out that Leslie Richards stands there and offers nothing to this "press conference"...perhaps, Mr. Shapiro has schooled her to "just stand there and let me do the talking"? Makes you wonder if she's just window dressing...


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Addendum to "Heroes"

One of the soldiers who lost their life yesterday was one Michael Strange.

Michael was a Philadelphia boy, graduated from North Catholic in 2004.

Michael was a friend of my nephew, Andrew.

It's hitting closer and closer to home, folks.

The families of this hero and the 30 brothers in arms who perished with him have my most sincere condolences. If and when Warriors Watch is contacted, I will proudly welcome this soldier home with grace and honor.

B.



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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Heroes

This afternoon, I heard some terrible news as I'm sure all of you had also, that 31 US soldiers lost their lives today in Afghansistan. The first thought that went through my mind was "I know some boys, er, men deployed in that shithole of a kitty litter box...hope and pray it wasn't anybody I know".

After some reflection, I realized that I actually know each and every one of those men. They are our sons, they are our brothers, they are our fathers, uncles, and grandfathers...each who have fought in every war since the dawn of time to preserve the freedom of others. They are the ones who selflessly,
at one point in their life. wrote a blank check payable up to and including their life, payable to us, the citizens of this great nation.

Never again, when I hear that another hero loses his life in this war, will I wonder if I knew them or their family. I
know each and every one of them, because they are all my heroes. I will shed a tear, and I will quietly reflect on the fact that they died so we can continue to be free.

And, I will know that they are already being held in the arms of their creator, comforted that they did their duty to God and country.

My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives today. I hope they know how much I appreciate the sacrifice their sons made and that I will hold their memory in my heart forever.


B.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Rant

Tonight I was lucky enough to be involved in an event that was both moving and important...I was part of a Warriors Watch/A Heroes Welcome ride to welcome Sgt. Daniel Furtak, the son of a friend of mine.

Danny was deployed twice to the shithole Afghanistan, and put his life on the line for his country.

The warriors Watch mission is to make sure that each and every soldier deployed overseas gets the hero's welcome they deserve when they come home. Our Viet Nam vets were spit on, abused, and basically forgotten when they came home from their time in hell. Warriors Watch and A Hero's Welcome were started to be sure that no Vet comes home "forgotten".

Enter my rant.

Tonight, WPVI, our local channel 6 ABC affiliate was on hand to film Danny's welcome home parade, which started at Ruby Tuesdays on Chemical Road and culminated at the Furtak home, after a loud and boisterous parade through parts of Plymouth Meeting and Conshohocken.

I sat and watched the 11:00 news tonight and planned on DVR'ing it to post on the internet tonight...not for my benefit, but because it is important that our returning soldiers get their due diligence when it comes to a big, huge "Thank You".

Nothing.

Two full minutes on "The Bachelorette", a TV show that, mind you JUST FINISHED AIRING , but nothing on a hero who put his life on the line for his country.

Egregious is an understatement.

Danny, Welcome Home, and thank you for your service. Below are some photos I took tonight. I hope I've done you due diligence. You deserved better than Channel 6 decided to give you.













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Friday, July 29, 2011

Video Interview with PJ's & Coffee's, Chris Durante Visco on How Social Media Works

Great interview with Chris Durante Visco (my boss), whom I subcontract for in her social media business.

It's 22 minutes long, but it explains a lot about how social media marketing works, and what we actually do to promote our clientele.

Visit the PJ's & Coffee website by clicking this link: PJ's & Coffee


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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Alot to Say in 140 Characters or Less

Dear Ryan,

Happy 24th birthday.

24 years, 1 week ago, your mother and I were separated, she was due to deliver you, and I had heard nothing from anybody. I found out from your mom's friend, Dawn, that you were born. The phone call went exactly like this:

B: Hello?
Dawn: Bill, it's Dawn...I think you should know, you have a son.
B: uh, ummmm, a son...when?
Dawn: He was born on the 28th. His mother made me swear that I wouldn't tell you, but you have a right to know. Now go see your son.
B: (incoherent blubbering and crying)

You were a week old before I knew you existed. it took another couple of weeks before I actually got to see you., It was love at first sight.

Ryan, I've loved the very thought of you from the day I found out that you were conceived. Your mother and I really tried to work out our marriage, but that wasn't meant to be. I fought every day for 15 years to be your father, to be part of your life, to help raise you, and she tried to sabotage us every step of the way. (she went so far as to offer to have her second husband adopt you, just to get me out of your life)

She spent much of her three marriages trying to make my life, your life, and the lives of my loved ones miserable. You know there was no end to the lies and falsehoods said to keep us apart. At some point, a judge saw through the bullshit and stripped her of her parental rights.

What I'm trying to say here is that there was never a time in your life where I haven't loved you, wanted to see you, wanted to hang out with you, go fishing, just do father and son stuff.

On the day you were christened, my Pop-pop took me aside and told me "Billy, thank you so much for giving me a grandson to carry on the family name. That meant something to me, and I never forgot it.

Why am I telling this to the world? Well, for starters, nothing is perfect, not even our relationship. It was a rocky road, with lots of hazards thrown in the road by a woman who made it her sole purpose in life to sabotage our relationship. That didn't work. there were ups and downs, alot of downs, but, through it all, I never stopped loving or caring about you.

I just wanted to say, Happy birthday, son. I'm proud of you, love you, and am longing for that first grandchild with the last name "Shaw" myself.

In due time, that is...enjoy your birthday today,and if you need a ride home after all the partying, call me, you have the number.

Love, Dad.



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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PJ's & Coffee Social Media, Chris Visco Interview

Here is a nice interview with my boss, Chris Visco, on the importance of social media in today's marketplace, on KikScore.

I started working for Chris as a subcontractor back in March of this year, and have watched her business grow by leaps and bounds in the few months I've been doing graphics, landing pages, and editing copy for her social media marketing strategies.

It's well worth the read.

B.




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Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Skin I'm In.

About 40 years ago, my folks bought me a mini bike and a biker was born. I used to ride trails, race in the Acme parking lot, literally ride it all day just to get my face in the wind. When I was 12, someone stole it out of my back yard. I never saw it again, but I yearned for the wind in my face.

I traveled everywhere on my bicycle from that point until I got my license, at age 19.Then, I bought another motorcycle, a 350 Honda CB350. It was a quick little bike, street legal and I could wheelie in three gears...the biker that laid resting, dormant until then, was aroused and I once again enjoyed my face in the wind

By time I was 21-22 years old, I had the misfortune of having two accidents on that motorcycle. Fixed after the first, my father thought it prudent that it not be fixed after the second one. I sold it for parts sometime a few years later, and that was that, for many years.I was a bit reckless on that 350, mainly because I was young and stupid, taking unnecessary chances when I didn't need to.

20 or so years passed, and that biker once again laid dormant. 5 or so years ago, we were doing OK financially and I decided that I'd like to entertain the idea of getting another bike. Gas prices were soaring, and we owned two gas guzzlers. Karen and I talked about it in depth, and after countless discussions (and promises to always wear a helmet) I started actively looking for a motorcycle again. I looked on eBay, checked the want ads, looked at private sales, Craigs list, but found nothing. Until that one day...a beaut of a bike, and right in my own "backyard", just a few miles away in Norristown.

I took Scraps with me to check it out, and after a test ride, decided I wanted this bike. I didn't care that it wasn't a "Harley", I'm not hung up on labels like some...the bike just "fit" me perfectly. Went home, talked it over with Karen, and bought my 2005 Yamaha V-Star Silverado.

The biker was yet awoken, again. As per a pre-arranged agreement with Karen, I signed up for and passed the advanced PA motorcycle skills course, with an 88% score. I learned a lot, for someone riding since he was 7 years old.


My love of motorcycles started when I was 7. It's not a mid-life crisis, I'm not enjoying a second childhood, I'm finally living in the skin I seem to have been born in. I'm happy, but not in a "f*ck you, look at the bad biker dude" kind of happy, I'm happy that I can finally be myself.

I've learned a lot about myself in these past 4+ years of owning a bike again, too...and I like what I've learned. I've learned acceptance. We're all different and deserve to exist, equally, in this world. I've learned that I will always use my phone hands free when I drive, because too many assholes have almost hit me while driving with their phone attached to their ear. I've learned that I love more madly, deeply and with a greater passion...both my wife, children and my friends. One left turn by an idiot who doesn't see me could shut it down for good, and I want everybody to know what they mean to me.

I've learned that I don't care if you don't like my long hair, cut & colors, or my tattoos. I love being me, and you're not going to make me feel bad for doing so. I've learned that life is way too short and you should live it...really live it, every day. I almost died back in 1998 (sepsis) and my total outlook on life has evolved & changed. I've learned not to judge. What you do, who you love, how you earn your living, where you live, doesn't matter to me. Used to, but that was back when I was an asshole...well, I'm still an asshole-LOL, but a more tolerant and loving one.

The best advice I could ever give anybody, at this point in my life is twofold...First, find what you're really passionate about and figure out how to earn a living doing it. Second, be yourself, even if others don't like it. The hang-ups are theirs, not yours. Get your ink, get your piercings, get your hair dyed sky-blue-pink...but be true to yourself and be the best you possible. I guess I have to add a third...Love with all of your soul and energy. You may get hurt, but to never have experienced that kind of love is sad.

Keep your heels up, your face in the wind and ride it like ya stole it. Love, Peace and good times to all!

B.




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Friday, June 17, 2011

Brown/Castor Publicly Oppose Rte 422 Polls


Bruce Castor & Jenny Brown Publicly Oppose 422 tolls, get the support of several state representatives who's district lies in the corridor.



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Friday, June 10, 2011

Brown/Castor Website Launched

Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr and running mate Jenny Brown have launched their campaign website.



Click here to visit the site.

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hehehehe

Westboro Baptist "Church" gets a taste of it's own medicine!

Bikers? F*ck, yeah!




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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sarah Bashing...S.M.H.

Experts back Sarah Palin’s historical account



Sarah wasn't so wrong, Liberal media still won't admit it. Asshats.

H/T to Tony Phyrillas...Follow him on Facebook.

B.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo, Yearly History Lesson















Cinco de Mayo...giving white people in America a reason to drink tequila and act stupid for over 140 years!


Cinco de Mayo is not, as most people believe, Mexican Independance day. That day is September 16th. Cinco de Mayo commerates the battle of Pueblo, where Mexicans met the French in one of the bloodiest battles in Mexico's history.



According to a paper published by the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, about the origin of the observance of Cinco de Mayo in the United States, the modern American focus on that day first started in California in the 1860s in response to the resistance to French rule in Mexico. The paper notes that:
"The holiday, which has been celebrated in California continuously since 1863, is virtually ignored in Mexico."
The holiday of Cinco de Mayo is primarily a regional holiday in Mexico, celebrated in the state of Puebla. There is some limited recognition of the holiday in other parts of the country.

So, make a "run for the border", hit your favorite Mexican restaurant, or just go to the local watering hole and have a Dos Equiis, a shot of Two Fingers and eat the worm in honor of the most misinterpreted Mexican holiday, "5 of May!

¡En este Cinco de Mayo, les deseo a todos mis familiares y amigos un día maravilloso y feliz!
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Boo-F*ckin-Yah!

Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001.

I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude.

This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.

The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.

- George W. Bush

God Bless America.




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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Greetings from A Better Place

Well, good friends, I've decided to end my self-imposed exile and start posting again. I'd been posting previously sometimes two a day and kinda got myself burned out. I'd also been out of work for over two years and felt that I should be concentrating on finding a job, rather than blogging.

Well, I've found a job. My creative juices are flowing again, as my new job entails writing and editing ad copy and creating graphics for the web. Hopefully, my muse is back and I'll write more than one or two posts a week, but until then, I'm going to ease myself back into the swing of things and just write when the mood hits me. I'm in a "better place" than I have been for quite some time.

It's been a while, November, in fact, so I'll end this by saying I'm back, not full-time, but back, nonetheless. I'll also be posting more personal things, especially about my kids (I'm so proud of them).

Short and sweet is the order of the evening, so I'm signing off now, I'll be back sooner than later and that you can take to the bank.

B.


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