RANTS to all of those who want to whisper away the hours, about how bad corruption is in Fayette County, Pa., but still not have the balls to do one damn thing about it to change for their kids and grandchildren. Oh, they come with known names, authentic identifications, many familiar faces already known. They've worked their lives here, raised families here, and have many peers who stayed through their adult lives in this same place. Fayette County, Pa. That they're known, that they're credentialed, that they've never been known -- some for fifty or more years -- to lie or exaggerate, makes the recent spike in whispering time concerning. That they're quite respectable, inherently good, down to earth, reasonable, kind, generous, empathetic, decent people makes the angst of the whisperers' whispering all the more concerning. The Democrat Party of Fayette County and its candidate for state legislative office stooped to its worst lowest form of itself in its criminal attack on a GOP incumbent this week with lies and misinformation told to the court. How could men as bright as the Davis brothers not realize they asked a judge to deny the GOP incumbent s emergency injunction partially based on pretend, imaginary credentials applied to a pretend, imaginary proposed business proposal for a future business that never was purchased or started? Imagine someone asking your spouse to write down his or her dream job, only for the spouse to be called in, a year or so later, to receive a negative work performance report for a job which the spouse never received or worked. Please pause a moment, really, to think of that surreal scenario. That's the same twisted logic, essentially, that the bright Davis brothers presented to a gullible or playing along judge. It's the stuff, the kind of goofy stuff, that happens only in the Twilight Zone. Not in a respectable court of law. The emergency injunction case now awaits another judge to take over. He's the cousin of the Davis brothers. Next, the Democrat Party of Fayette County allowed the release of a fake video, with fake accusations that the GOP state legislator assaulted a female recording a video. Posing as ace reporter Clark Kent was a joint property owner or business partner of the Democrat's candidate or candidate's son with the same name. In the "reporting" shown on video of Clark Kent speaking, Clark went on about how the GOP incumbent assaulted the female with him on the video. The duo may have had a right to be present, ask questions and film, if public money funded the event. But the duo also deserves to be charged criminally for stalking by posing as "reporters" with a specific criminal intention to obtain video to use as a prop to harass, bully, slander the incumbent. Then, on a moral level, they owe the GOP and his wife a public apology. The Democrat Party of Fayette, as an entity, and the Dem candidate used that video to spread fake news and propaganda, and hopefully shock and disgust to those who viewed it, hopefully on small phone screen where it might be easier to be duped to accept that what was said or "reported" on is true. Please understand, the use of quotations above pays no disrespect to freelance writers out there. Look how many, as more papers die, peddle stories independently to national news outlets for publication and had bigger things happen for them. It's just that this editor cannot imagine freelance writers or acclaimed journalists such as Salena Zito behaving so poorly. Nobody with any class or sense of integrity would have done what Clark Kent did, quite frankly. Nobody. Add to the mix that our man Kent also walked in as a self-acclaimed award winning journalist, when, in reality, he walked in also wearing the invisible hat as political campaign manager for a Democrat candidate for state senate. Political signs for that state senate candidate were funded by the wife of the Democrat candidate of the 51st legislative district with the henchman fake news "reporter." Back to the whisperers. Once upon a time -- i.e., especially around the period of 2014 in Fayette County history, when a handful of brave citizens paid tens of thousands of personal dollars to fight and successfully stop an industrial prison from being built on pyrite -- whisperers' most common whisper was that they feared they would lose their job if some found out they signed a petition to stop the prison out of utter disgust over corruption, bid rigging and back room planning without public input. Job security and possible retaliation of being fired for objecting to a prison improperly being planned outside of County Code created worry and dilemma for some with jobs in government and some private sector jobs. Either that, or they worried aloud that somebody in the family next to be hired in a public funded job with full benefits might be passed over for a job. Those were the most common whispers of the whisperers then. Some of those, too, whispered, back then, in even more of a whisper, that they would be too afraid to vote on the prison referendum question, if the question ended up on the election voting ballot for the public to decide. Nor would they have wanted a spouse to vote no on any prison referendum then. Those whisperers were afraid that they would be fired from public and private jobs, or not hired if they were next in line waiting for a government job, if they voted no to a referendum. Specifically, those whisperers whispered that they thought that their election ballot votes would not have remained private. In essence, they felt that the County of Fayette was that corrupt.
Faked disappointment, anger when prison project was scrapped to please peers, boss Too many expressed to Rants&Raves back then -- and even today, in retro-flashback, brought on by the shock of seeing someone put out a fake video and make outrageously false criminal accusations against an incumbent -- that they were ever so careful in their government or private sector job to feign sheer disappointment when the prison project halted in 2014. At that time, one of those with a sense of humor, almost always pleasantly crossing paths, was urged to throw in an occasional reference to "those damned Obstructionists!" just to put certain others at ease around them. That was the title, after all, given to citizens who questioned the need for a new industrial prison and demanded that back room county business be done in public, with public knowledge and input. This time around, some of the same Dem players in government and private sector jobs, who in a whisper relayed they intentionally pretended to be mad the industrial prison wasn't built on pyrite, now said that they cried when they saw Clark Kent's video and were ashamed that they told others about it.
One found comfort in knowing the person she told would view it on a large computer screen, fortunately, and see that the incumbent did not strike, push or assault the woman as she and Clark Kent claim. But what about the others told whose paths might not cross for some time, whose phone numbers are unknown, who aren't linked in social media? RANTS this bitter election season, that some claim that they are increasingly fearful of expressing their true feelings on Clark Kent's video, or on the county's tolerance of corruption across the board. People once worried they would be fired, or not promoted if they didn't play politics in their government and private sector jobs. More recently, however, the fears of the respectable, inherently good, down to earth, reasonable, kind, generous, empathetic, decent people grew into a more alarming fear that their homes will be bombed if they rocked the political boat. They cried for themselves for that reason. They expressed disgust and outrage with the video and Clark Kent's claims. They got scared that someone could be so hateful and that their candidate could be so morally bankrupt to allow the disgrace to happen and continue. Scared? A few said they cried for the incumbent, though they probably couldn't admit that elsewhere. Some said they didn't cry until later -- till realizing that so and so in politics lied to them when he shoved that small phone video screen in their faces and asked if they saw the video of the incumbent shoving around a woman. One said he definitely lied, because she asked and he answered that he watched the distinct pushing and shoving on a large screen television. Those not morally bankrupt who next read up on the matter relayed additional anger realizing that the judge was negligent when he thumbed his nose to the incumbent's emergency injunction last week to stop the lies. They knew, sadly realized in fact, they were duped into believing the Democrat Party of Fayette and the Democrat candidate's deception over the projected 2017 business plan discussed in court that, in reality, was never implemented. It's understandable. People tend not to appreciate being lied to in any matter. This kind of deceit from the Fayette County Democrat Party, displayed even to long-time faithful party helpers, poll workers and others with political ties, is unforgivable. Not being able to vote freely or having to hide one's true political feelings is unacceptable in American. It must be hell to vote one way out of fear of being retaliated against if one bucked or asked hard questions. The self-inflicted sickness or dependence on a political party, or sense of obligation to support a specific candidate who works as a boss seems too dysfunctional and rampant in Fayette County, Pa. The attack by Clark Kent and his camera on the GOP incumbent, however, seemed to rattle some out there a little more so than other political maneuvers have in the past. The Pharaoh pulled out his pictures of some he had others catch in, well, questionable or embarrassing circumstances. He eliminated serious competition for his own political favorites by shaming them from the race with embarrassing known details of their private lives. The next generation of corruption had the Audacious putting up their fake anonymous websites, but were spooked when caught for carelessness, during the harassment they imposed on any serious election threat in 2015. Unexpectedly, the public heard Audacious exclaim a fake name of someone who put the horrible gossip website out there. Was he concerned about the reputation of anyone who was harmed? Not at all. Audacious spilled his guy by yelling out a name at a public meeting. Not out of respect for fighting corruption. He was back paddling. They were caught. Karma put the graphic author's cyber footprint on the trash and the owner of that graphic cyber company sat quietly with peers at a county employee meeting table, as the Audacious boss blamed a fictitious namely man, not to combat corruption, but to create legal reasonable doubt if his staff were charged. Now, the Boss puts out a shameful video of fake news and fake accusations that a man in office pushed, shoved and assaulted a female on video. Some things are, undeniably and, so unnervingly, a bit different this time. There's something horribly, horribly wrong when respectable, inherently good, down to earth, reasonable, kind, generous, empathetic, decent people who've not rocked the political boat, nor stepped on toes in their politically charged workplace to keep their jobs, start to cry watching a hateful political propaganda video. Nothing's right in a situation when someone wrings his or her hands nervously, plied with guilt and, admittedly, some personal disappointment and remorse in learning their candidate's deception. Nothing's right in a surreal situation when sane, good, kind, decent people cry, but say they can't, no way, no how, lift a finger to do anything kind to help, because they worry that their homes would be bombed. There's something horribly wrong when sane, respectable, inherently good, down to earth, reasonable, kind, generous, empathetic, decent people turn instantly into unrecognizable, indifferent, apathetic, seemingly greedy creatures of political habit, in serious, nervous angst over losing a job. There are lots of comebacks there, though. Labor law and human relations laws are some assurance. There is no easy counter, though, when the sane, inherently good, kind, usually empathetic melts down when asked to confront corruption, over a new fear of political retaliation of having one's home fire bombed. The first time one hears it, it's easy to write off as some irrational, unfounded fear from someone who maybe stayed too long at happy hour or drank lunch. When one hears not once, but a few times in a short period, that the politically obligated feel they cannot question and must tolerate corruption, it's time for an intervention. Nobody should be that afraid to exercise his rights to a free election and support whatever candidate he wishes. Those who cry with angst that their homes would be fire bombed out of retaliation if they agreed on record that our man Clark Kent needs spanked for producing fake news are a necessary piece of the picture needed for corruption to thrive. Those who whisper and cry with angst that their homes will be fire bombed if they express disgust over a man being falsely accused of pushing a woman need to relocate from Fayette County, Pa. They undermine Fayette's progress just as much as the officials who do nothing without the support of their political campaign contributors. Mahoney must apologize for henchman What's right is right and wrong is wrong. There is reason for the Fayette County Democrats to demand that the committee's candidate for the 51st legislative district apologize formally to the GOP incumbent for his henchman falsely accusing him of pushing a woman. He should apologize publicly and do it today. The incompetent courts need to reconvene, come running to beg the GOP incumbent's forgiveness for neglecting to do its job when it ignored the presented emergency injunction. At a candle vigil Friday evening in Uniontown to honor the lives of 11 who perished eight days ago in Squirrel Hill in a mass shooting by an anti-Seminite, Democrat Party candidate Tim Mahoney told the group, "We all have to treat each other as humans." Yeah, right! The rest of us, and maybe even some of the henchmen, will learn so much quicker by being shown a proper, good example, Mr. Mahoney. You first. 4 Nov 18 jt Copyright Protected