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Digital Dialogue: Government shutdown

Today the topic on everyone’s mind is the government shutdown – which reared its ugly head at midnight.

Yesterday, the topic blew up on our Facebook page, with the most common sentiment being: just freaking get along already. (That’s my thought too, if you can’t tell).

Here’s a sampling:

  • Coni Marie Sheridan: “I’m more concerned that our elected officials cannot work together or compromise on important issues. Regardless of your political views or party alliances, in order for our country to run successfully, we need to work together.”
  • Robert Haddock: “let it shut down…then maybe the people will wise-up and vote these people out of office….we need to start over..we cant keep going the way we are…shut it DOWN…..and you see again…we the little people wont get our money…but they will make sure they get there….so again…shut it DOWN…”
  • Eric Adams: “I’m far more concerned that the idea of working together has been co-opted by a group of law makers intent on appealing to the extremists known as the tea party and are willing to sacrifice our economic health in a vain and transparent attempt to position themselves for the 2016 elections. What’s pitiful is that the RINOs, like Ted Cruz, are forcing the entire Republican Party to come across as a group of people dedicated to denying.”
  • Deleen Wetzel: “We all need to remember this next time we go vote! We need our voices heard….and they need to listen.”

Here’s the two opposing sides voicing their opinions. It’s up to you to decide where all of this leads come 2014, people:

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Gov. Corbett at ACF: Touring a factory with the governor

Yesterday, I got to tour the newly reopened ACF factory during Governor Tom Corbett’s visit. It was a gorgeous day outside for his speech and tour.

Some reporters don’t like the “politician tours a business/factory” stories. Me, I love them.

The tours are an interesting look into a business you might not normally get, while you get to have some interaction with some of the most influential people in the state/nation.

Everyone’s happy to be there and talk to you and get photos, so it’s a win/win for everyone.

So Here’s a pictoral journey through my ACF tour with Corbett with commentary.

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Here’s the governor ready to go with his hard hat on. Continue reading