Friday, July 11, 2008

Sex, Lies & (maybe) Videotape

Local Eyes to keep an eye on State Government

This week brought more evidence that our state government is corrupt
and needs the kind of oversight that only citizens and constituents
can provide. Most recently, the League of Women Voters of PA filed a
federal lawsuit claiming misconduct between the courts and the General
Assembly over the gambling law and the pay raise.

I wish I could report that the worst is over. It isn't. In the days
& weeks to come there will be more revelations of wrong doing.

Please join me at the 'Local Eyes' kick off tomorrow. 'Local Eyes' is
Democracy Rising's new plan for holding lawmakers accountable for what
they do – and don't do – to give PA the highest standards of public
integrity in America.

DETAILS: Saturday, July 12, at noon.
Coffee Tree Roasters, 5524 Walnut Street in Shadyside.
Free & refreshments will be provided by Democracy Rising.
Please RSVP to Terry Shaffer at, or at


  1. Irony takes many forms.

  2. Gloria.

    There are people in Pittsburgh who knew and know what's really going on--progressive or not. They just aren't opening their mouths.

    I find it a bit hard to believe that holding something at a Coffee Tree Roasters is going to help that.

    Just a thought.

  3. I also think that maybe the term, "progressive" needs to go on holiday for a couple of months.

    Case in Point--this event listing from 2006 in an LOYV Email:

    Councilmember Bill Peduto Rally for State Rep Mike Veon!

    Sunday, October 15th,
    1:00 PM-2:30 PM

    Shadow Lounge, East Liberty

    This event is being sponsored, so food and drinks are on the house!

    Come join the next progressive
    leaders in Western PA.

    ....ah yes, Veon...the next progressive leader.

  4. Like, wow, you really dinged him.

    Between this and the former staffer ensnared by the prosecution, I'd recommend to Bill some kind of statement of reflections on the "culture of corruption" among regional politicians would be in order. We could all learn some things.

  5. Well it wasn't meant as an insult, it was just meant as a frank comment.

    Secondly, it's good that you've appointed yourself Bill's newest PR consultant.

  6. This site is all about sex and i don't to comment much on this topic.I just want to say irony takes many forms.