Archive for the ‘Santorum’ Category

RICKY’S REDSKINS INVADE PITTSBURGH

August 14, 2005

On Monday August 15th.

For complete details go to -

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PGHDemocracyforUSA/

The Visitor from Virginia

August 7, 2005

For Story and Pics -

http://santorumcybergate.blogspot.com/

Come greet the VISITOR FROM VIRGINIA

August 4, 2005

Democracy for Pittsburgh has announced a VISITOR FROM VIRGINIA Visibility outside of Santorum’s book signing on Friday 8/5/05

The event will give t-Ricky an opportunity to hear the voices and see the faces of outraged citizens of a state he seldom spends any time in – our state -
PENNSYLVANIA

DFP will be performing a public service by giving t-Ricky directions on how to get back to his home in VIRGINIA.

We think it’s great that our members would take the time to tell Senator t-Ricky Santorum -
“where to go.”

Gather at the intersection of Washington Rd. and N. Higland at 9:45A

Borders link -

Mapquest link

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the Santorum family “live in Virginia”

April 30, 2005

To be eligible, the law requires a home to be the owner’s primary, permanent residence — a high threshold for the Santorum family to meet since they live in Virginia.

and speaking of the entire Cybergate Scandal the Post-Gazette says -

Now it’s become a festering campaign sore a year before the GOP’s third-most-powerful senator seeks re-election.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05119/496176.stm

Democracy for Pittsburgh Says Santorum Doesn’t Live Here!

April 29, 2005

Group says Santorum gets improper tax break
By Tribune-Review Wednesday, April 20, 2005
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/search/s_326168.html

County can’t determine whether Santorum sought homestead exemption
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 By Jerome L. Sherman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05110/491029.stm

SANTORUM HOMESTEAD TAX PETITION DRIVE
Democracy for Pittsburgh has begun efforts to get action on the petition which calls on our junior senator, Rick Santorum, to stop claiming he lives in Allegheny County for the purpose of receiving a tax break he does not deserve.

There will be further announcements during week ending 5/7/05.

For more information -
http://www.pghdfa.org/wiki/SantorumHomesteadTaxPetition

Santorum Petition Drive covered by Pittsburgh City Paper!

March 10, 2005

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santorum
Residence

Writer: MARTY LEVINE

The group [DFPgh], which evolved from Howard Dean’s presidential campaign, has begun to circulate a petition asking Santorum to quit claiming he lives in Allegheny County and receiving a tax break under the Act 50 Homestead Exemption.

For the complete article go to the archives section of Pittsburgh City Paper -

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/

Or simply read the entire story at the complete source for news, information, resources, and links for the Santorum Cybergate Scandal -

http://santorumcybergate.blogspot.com/

And for a downloadable Santorum Homestead Tax Petition -

http://www.pghdfa.org/wiki/SantorumHomesteadTaxPetition

NEW!
There is a new address to send completed petitions:

DEMOCRACY FOR PITTSBURGH – PETITION
6393 PENN AVE PMB BOX 191
PITTSBURGH PA 15206 4010

Uncontested Primary?

January 17, 2005

James O’Toole reports the unsurprising fact that Santorum’s senate seat will be highly contested in 2006. What caught my eye was this comment by T. J. Rooney, the state party chair:

Rooney has said, however, that it is in his party’s interest to avoid a primary in anticipation of a costly challenge to Santorum and he and other party power brokers are certain to do all they can to find a consensus candidate rather than see a challenger emerge through an expensive primary.

I disagree. Primary campaigns get your candidates in the newspapers and give you plenty of time to get your message out ahead of your opponent. They let Democratic voters know their options and feel more comfortable with the nominee. For this race especially, I don’t think either candidate will be in want of money.

If you want to be cynical about it, even a nominal primary opponent to run against your hand-picked candidate would be better than no primary at all.

Santorum in town on Tuesday

January 7, 2005

Our Junior Senator will be kicking off a lecture series at Saint Paul Seminary on Tuesday:

Sen. Santorum will discuss how faithful citizenship calls Catholics to see civic and political responsibilities through the eyes of faith and to bring our moral convictions to public life. People of good will and sound faith can disagree about specific applications of Catholic principles. However, Catholics in public life have a particular responsibility to bring together consistently their faith, moral principles and public responsibilities.

Out of respect for the Diocese of Pittsburgh I would not advocate doing anything disruptive, but if there is an opportunity for Q&A it might be nice to ask Santorum why the Republicans aren’t doing anything to outlaw no-fault divorce. You know, to protect the sanctity of marriage.

Selfish Santorum

November 23, 2004

An interesting batch of letters in Monday’s Post-Gazette. Anne Venetti of South Fayette connects the dots:

I find it very interesting that Sen. Santorum couldn’t offer any financial help, or even words of comfort, to the Sept. 17 flood victims. I understand he didn’t want to saddle taxpayers with the cost. He doesn’t seem to have a problem when the cost benefits his family.

The other letters are good, too.

More Tax Cheating

November 21, 2004

I’ve been out of town and unable to provide more Santorum updates, but Pittsburgher Ed (a.k.a. “corporatemedia”) has been keeping tabs on our junior senator.

Two items of interest:

1. Santorum has received an Act 50 county tax reduction on his Penn Hills house under the auspices that it is his primary residence. He has recently stated in public that he is not living full-time at that house.

2. Nick Trombetta, the “CEO” of the Cyber Charter School, donated $2,000 — the maximum allowed by law — to Melissa Hart’s campaign.

Read more (complete with news item links) at Democratic Underground.


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