Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's Clarification Time

CLARIFICATION: In my print column today, I mentioned a David Landau political event a few months back at which he discussed the partisan way in which the county nursing home, Fair Acres, was run.

I have since spoken with Democrat Carol Cannon (and Penn Delco school boarder) who also attended the meeting and she told me she has a different recollection of what Landau said.

She believes that when Landau was speaking about getting into Fair Acres he meant as an employee, not as a patient.

Laura Goodrich, a Republican, has a different recollection of what Landau said.

For the record, I sought to talk to Cannon about this Tuesday but she was unavailable due to a death in the family. I called her again Wednesday to get her recollection of the event.

I had been told in response to what Landau asserted Cannon announced she had to speak to her State Rep, Steve Barrar, to get a relative into Fair Acres.

But this was not because she needed his approval or connections to get her in, only to find out the "process" of getting someone admitted.

Yesterday, Cannon agreed that party affiliation played no role in who gets admitted to the county nursing home.

On other hand, Cannon told me she thinks it helps a great deal to be an active Republican when it comes to getting a management position at the facility. I would be the last one to disagree with her on that.

I spoke with Fair Acres Administrator Joe Dougherty about the perception that you had to be Republican to be admitted there and he said that was a perception that he and his team has been fighting for a number of years.

What they want to do, he said, is fill beds and they don't hold them open for weeks waiting for a registered Republican to apply. (If they did that they wouldn't get paid for them, you see.)

On Tuesday, he said, they had five open beds that they were looking to fill as soon as possible -- presumably even with space aliens if Medicaid would cover them.

As it happens, Dougherty is Upper Darby GOP Chairman John McNichol's son-in-law. Despite that curse, he is by most accounts, an excellent administrator, even if he does have a hard time finding qualified Democrats to fill upper level management positions at the facility. I'm sure he could if he looked a little harder. But, for obvious reasons, I don't see that happening.

Oh, and here is another clarification: My son, Jake Spencer, who works on average five hours a week at Fair Acres, doesn't take home $51 and change a week.

He takes home $51 and change every TWO weeks.

16 Comments:

Anonymous randal said...

Great article in the paper today, Gil. Landau and the Dems are indeed filthy, lying hypocrites stirring sh!t and creating non-issues. Delco was better off before these LibDems brought their brand of Kerry-style politics.
But I disagree that one’s history with ACLU is somehow a cheap shot or irrelevant. Everyone should be held accountable for their past. The ACLU is a radical group of Commies that have never done anything that most patriotic thinking folks agree with. On issues they always side with just exactly the wrong, un-American side. And they have cost us million$ in wasted time and money defending their frivolous lawsuits.
Our government should bar them from bringing suit and seek redress for all the government resources they have wasted. And anyone who has worked for that outfit should be grilled as to why.

October 31, 2007 at 7:11 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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November 1, 2007 at 12:39 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Randal,

Thanks for the compliment but, once again, you go over the top. The ACLU has become a pretty far left organization but that doesn't mean anyone who has ever done work for it "cares more about cop killers and criminals than than Delaware County residents."

David,

To small a point to clarify in print, since it doesn't change the overall thrust of hypocritical smear approach the Landau campaign is waging.

As for my ex, if she were STILL my wife I might have to explain it.

Since she isn't, what is there for me to explain?

I will say this, as a Landau lackey you are making my case for me.

November 1, 2007 at 8:29 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diano = Landau's Lackey ... good one.

The Dems in this county make we want to change my registration. They are horrible and I really do not want to be associated with them.

I must disagree with Randal's statement "[t]he ACLU is a radical group of Commies that have never done anything that most patriotic thinking folks agree with."

Is there an over/under on the amount of votes #3 McGarrigle beats #4 Landau by?

November 1, 2007 at 8:58 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

David Diano does a good job of representing the childish quality and depth of the Delco LibDems.

November 1, 2007 at 10:20 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

Oh, and Dave, you forgot to attack Gil's mentally retarded son. Although I think we all know you wanted to.

November 1, 2007 at 10:23 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If indeed Gil has a mentally retarded son, you are the one who acted badly by bringing him up here, randal. What is the matter with you?

November 1, 2007 at 3:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spencerblog, I found this online for you:
People seldom mix “two” up with the other two; it obviously belongs with words that also begin with TW, like “twice” and “twenty” that involve the number 2. But the other two are confused all the time. Just remember that the only meanings of “too” are “also” (“I want some ice cream too.”) and “in excess” (“Your walkman is playing too loudly.”). Note that extra O. It should remind you that this word has to do with adding more on to something. “To” is the proper spelling for all the other uses.
It might help you.

November 1, 2007 at 7:43 PM 
Anonymous randal said...

No, Anon #1, one of you lowlifes already went that route. That’s the only reason I even mentioned Gil’s boy. Hurt feelings will cause emotionally immature people to say all kinds of crazy and inappropriate things. Particularly when they can bravely spout anonymously.

Anon #2, you need a second job.

November 1, 2007 at 8:40 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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November 2, 2007 at 2:07 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

Ah, again with the silly labels from our Liberal.

One of you dirtbags did take the shot at Gil's boy in the past here. Libs are lowlifes like that.

November 2, 2007 at 6:49 AM 
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November 2, 2007 at 8:22 PM 
Anonymous randal said...

It's a shame there's no med to cure your Liberalism.
If only they could package common sense...

November 3, 2007 at 12:13 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, randal, say what you really mean...

"If only they could package racial, cultural and class bias, prejudice and hatred, I could force feed it to everyone I know and ultimately get rid of everyone who doesn't think and look like me! Oh, the very thought runs shivers up my spine!"

I can't take credit for that, by the way, I think I read that in a book once. What was it called..."Mein Kampf" or something?

November 4, 2007 at 7:29 PM 
Anonymous randal said...

I am invoking Godwins Law on you silly Lib coward.

Godwin's law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is an adage formulated by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states:
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
Godwin's law applies especially to inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparisons of other situations (or one's opponent) with Hitler or Nazis or their actions.
Godwin has argued[3] that overuse of Nazi and Hitler comparisons should be avoided, because it robs the valid comparisons of their impact.
He who mentions Naziism first LOSES!


I'll take the win. That was easy.

November 5, 2007 at 3:55 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would have researched that wouldn't you? I'm sure it's not the first time someone has pointed out similarities between your posts and Nazi ideology. The only problem with your Godwins law (whoever he is)is...you actually do sound like Hitler!

But you can have what you think is your little win you racist pansy and I think you know what you can do with it.

November 5, 2007 at 5:56 PM 

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