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Name: Kathy Hinsman
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Hometown: Pittsburgh PA
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Every state has one, if you have a dirty mind :-)

If you have any other "naughty" town names, please add below!

After grand jury report, a flurry of new tips emerge on clergy sex abuse

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug. 19, 2018

Link: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/08/19/Pennsylvania-catholic-church-diocese-clergy-priests-child-sex-abuse-grand-jury/stories/201808170163

HARRISBURG — Almost as soon as the phone number flashed onscreen at a press conference about the blistering grand jury report examining Roman Catholic dioceses, calls began pouring into the clergy abuse hotline.

The staff of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro shuffled workers around, pulling in specially trained agents from its Child Predator unit to help sift through tips about misdeeds by religious officials.

By week’s end, 17 people were staffing the hotline and they had received more than 300 calls and emails — and the number was still growing. It was the single largest surge in calls since the line was created two years ago, following a similarly scathing report.

“Our agents will call and speak to every person who has called the hotline, hear the facts and investigate where appropriate,” Joe Grace, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office, which staffs the line, said Friday.

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Current Pennsylvania law allows criminal charges in some cases, depending on how long ago the incident happened, to be filed up until the victim’s 50th birthday.

There is one bill in the state legislature that would eliminate the criminal statute of limitations in most future cases — in effect, adopting one of the grand jury’s key recommendations. Such efforts have stalled in past, as they often get tied to controversial measures that would also offer windows for older survivors to sue — a measure championed by victims’ advocates by staunchly opposed by the church and insurance industry, who have argued it could deliver a crushing financial blow.

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House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, has promised to bring the bill up for a vote when the House returns this fall, noting that it will likely be revised based on the grand jury’s recommendations. It’s too early to know exactly what the revised bill will look like.

In the meantime, the attorney general’s office will continue to field calls and emails relating to clergy abuse. In addition to their normal hours, agents are scheduled to work in the evenings and through this weekend.

“It is our plan to be responsive to every single call,” Grace said.

Anyone with information can contact the Clergy Abuse Hotline by calling 888-538-8541 (a toll-free number) or sending an email to info@attorneygeneral.gov.

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Lifelong Republican tells CNN that Trump has driven him to vote for Democrats for the first time

Source: RawStory (as told to CNN)

Paul Rosenzweig, an attorney who formerly served as senior counsel to Kenneth Starr during the Whitewater investigation into former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, told CNN on Monday that he’ll be voting for Democrats at the national level for the first time ever this fall.

During an interview with CNN’s John Berman, Rosenzweig explained that he was appalled by the recently released recordings of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) saying that his top job is to protect President Donald Trump from oversight.

“It’s the abdication of responsibility,” Rosenzweig explained about his decision to ditch the GOP this year. “The Republican Party seems to me to no longer deserve my support, or frankly the support of anybody who thinks that the legislative branch should act as a check and a balance against executive authoritarianism. Essentially Rep. Nunes has said aloud what everybody is assuming, which is that his only goal — and apparently the only goal of the party — is to defend the president no matter what.”

In particular, he said that Nunes’ obedience to Trump was completely at odds with the Constitution’s framework of Congress serving as a co-equal branch of government alongside the presidency.

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Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/lifelong-republican-tells-cnn-trump-driven-vote-democrats-first-time/

I believe we're going to see more of this in the next 3 months. Many have reached their limit with this traitorous bunch.

FRIDAY jokes for old ladies

Hi friends! From time to time my dear friend (an older woman) sends me her forwarded emails just like you get from your mom or your grandma. Once in awhile her jokes are good enough to share with you.

I haven't posted anything for a couple of months, but today I got some pretty good ones:

Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend!

Trump snubs Sen. Casey over bill signing ceremony

Link: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/08/02/Trump-snubs-senator-Bob-Casey-jobs-bill-signing-pennsylvania/stories/201808020117

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 8/2/2018

President Donald Trump invited Democratic and Republican Congress members to watch him sign a jobs-training bill Tuesday but snubbed the U.S. senator from Scranton who worked hard on the legislation.

Sen. Bob Casey, whose election opponent the president will stump for Thursday in Wilkes-Barre, wasn’t invited to the Oval Office to see Trump sign the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law, said Jacklin Rhoads, Casey’s deputy communications director.

“While it is disappointing the White House chose to play politics with this bill signing, Sen. Casey is pleased he was able to work in a bipartisan fashion to reauthorize this important legislation for the first time in 12 years, ensuring students and workers have the skills they need to get family-sustaining jobs,” Rhoads said in an emailed statement.


Casey was the bill’s Democratic co-author. The bipartisan bill aims to overhaul education and training for the first time since 2006 for students interested in technical careers.

By all accounts, Casey, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which oversaw the bill, worked long and hard on the bill. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, and the committee chairman, credited Casey for working with Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, to come up with a bipartisan compromise.

“They have worked hard to reach a bipartisan result and should receive the recognition they deserve for it,” Alexander said, according to an online transcript of his Senate comments in the Congressional Record. “I would also like to thank Ivanka Trump for her leadership in helping create an environment where we could get a result.”

Rhoads said the White House invited U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, of Washington, the top-ranked Democrat on the HELP committee, but not Casey. Murray did not attend the ceremony, but let Casey know she was invited, Rhoads said.

The president* is scheduled to campaign for Lou Barletta, Casey's GOP opponent, at 7 p.m. tonight in Wilkes-Barre. We're supposed to believe this wasn't politically motivated?

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