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Rich Wilkins
Easton, PA
Interests: Sports, politics, music, culture, pictures.
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Corbett's approval would be interesting in PA. His approval and disapproval seems low in most polls, and I wonder if people just don't know him. I also think the PA AG race may be more interesting than the Senate one.
Here's today's dinner time highlights: -So, despite what you may have heard, the public is backing Obama. Still. And by historically meaningful margins. -John McCain's "sore loser side" came out today on the Senate Floor. He's angry they voted down his amendment to strip out all earmarks. You see John,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
103- AAA-1. Gulibon-Derry 2. Keener-Blue Mt. 3. Brown-Central Dauphin 4. Loht-Indian Valley 5. Bak- Harry S. Truman 6. Conaway- New Oxford 7. Cabrera-Liberty 8. Mathis- C.B. South AA- 1. Welsh-Pen Argyl 2. Cruz-Bethlehem Catholic 3. Durso-Reynolds 4. Wheeler-Towanda 5. Roberts-North Star 6. Polacek-Westmont-Hilltop 7. Wolfe-Milton 8. Long-Northwestern NJSIAA- 1. Francavilla-High... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
-Alexi Giannoulias is running for the Senate, Roland Burris is completely insane. No shocks in this one. -How bad do you have to be to lose to the Islanders? Gothamist actually covers them. -They're investigating OctoMom, and have been. Please, please institutionalize this woman. -MetsBlog's feelings are hurt by Phillies'... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
-Freedom Cheerleading goes national, but not really in the right way. You know here, the jokes aren't really necessary. I mean, I remember when the Phillipsburg Cheerleaders made Howard Stern for some really disgusting antics a while back. In both cases, the programs are really, really good, and naturally, buck... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
PIAA AAA 103 pounds Jimmy Gulibon, Derry Area, SW-1, Fresh., 35-1 vs. Casey Kent, LaSalle College, SE-3, Fresh., 37-8; Kaleb Loht, Indian Valley, NW-1, Soph., 32-2 vs. Jon Brigham, Cumberland Valley, SC-3, Soph., 33-9; Shyheim Brown, Central Dauphin, SC-1, Fresh., 41-5 vs. Tim Wheeling, General McLane, NW-3, Fresh., 33-10; Anthony... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
Most people are feeling the stress of a down economy. They feel it in everything they do. It's making all the enjoyable things tough. There seem to be two views of how to handle it. One is to attack the problems through intervention and action. The other is to nickle... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
So um, look outside. Yeah, it's snowing like hell. If you normally found Mondays impossible to deal with, today is worse than the normal ones. Here's some headlines to help you cope: -Brett Myers wants to be a Phillie. Going into his contract year, it's nice to see some dedication,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
"These payouts are the biggest earmarks in the U.S. today." -Congressman Abercrombie explaining how the surge is a payout to insurgents to not kill Americans, and that the payouts are the biggest earmarks in the budget. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
Here's what's up tonight.... -Warren Buffet is bullish about your country. I don't know about you, but I'll take his word over some wannabe on TV calling for a tea party. -Shaq tops Kobe this time. Kobe still drops 49. -Karl Rove gets smacked around, and Rahm loves fighting Rush.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
Nursing a hangover? Not I said the goat.... here's the news.... -Rihanna's a fool. I don't care how much you care about someone, when they assault you like that, the relationship's over. -Hopefully the LA County DA isn't as forgetful of the beating he gave her. -Bobby "the page" Jindal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
-The Eagles lost me today. Have a great rest of your career B-Dawk. -So they don't like John McCain at CPAC. Wingnut Convention 2K9. -Some jackass from RedState tries to defend the guy with the stupid name's wrong post earlier. Truth is Bobby "the page" Jindal made up his story.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
So, how's he doing? I'd say pretty well. The highlights: -Extending health care to 11 million children. -Announcing a timeline to ending the Iraq War. -The largest tax cut for middle class families in American history, touching 95% of Americans. -The largest re-investment in our infrastructure since Eisenhower. -Announcement of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
Good morning folks, here's LOTS of stuff for this great friday- -Mike Huckabee sounds like a candidate for the GOP nomination for President, I'd say. He even sounds sane against those cats. -I get bigger crowds than Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher. We should get him together on some VH1 special... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
10. 1818- Palmer 9. Delahanty's- Phillipsburg 8. Towne House- Nazareth 7. Tally Ho- Bethlehem 6. Phenom's- Easton 5. Bethlehem Brew Works- Bethlehem 4. Montana West- Quakertown 3. J.P. McGrady's- Bethlehem 2. Mother's- Easton 1. PigPen- Allentown Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
So tonight, playing around on Wikipedia, I found the page for Mike Veon. So, this guy lost in 2006 after being the lone member of the legislature to vote against repealing the pay raise. Wouldn't you know it. He won because the previous rep from his district took a pay... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
Good afternoon, here's the headlines we've got for ya'. -The Phillies lose, but once again, get solid performances from the guys you care about. Top prospect Carlos Carrasco was outstanding, and Happ was very, very good. -Republican Jim Tedisco leads Scott Murphy in the NY-20 Special Election to replace Kirsten... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
"This President's budget is not just misguided, but dangerous." -Representative Eric Cantor R-Whip-VA. Oh no, the President wants to spend some money! Oh God no, we can't spend money, the government is bad. Cantor was fine with $1.25-1.5 trillion in tax cuts, he was fine with $1.8 trillion plus on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
Ggggooooooooodddd Morning, welcome to the morning grind. Let's get right at today's news: -Jim Bunning is straight up crazy. This is painful to watch a Phillies legend become this ridiculous, but it's great to watch Republicans fight. -RedState thinks Obama is tanking the market. How do they explain it before... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
-The Phils lose opening day. Luckily, it's meaningless, and Raul Ibanez had an RBI in the opener. Jamie Moyer looked good too. All the runs were pretty much off of minor leaguers. -Diva Dumb pays back the state for what she charged them. Ah, gotta love Sarah.... -Bobby Jindal panned... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
I've more than once called for "Cholly's" head. Well, he brought home the first World Series of my lifetime in Philadelphia. So guess what? None of that talk, at least for a while. "Uncle Cholly" is a Philadelphia legend now (note to all, I'm no Dallas Green fan anymore, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
Today is Wednesday, February 25th, 2009, the day after Obama's "sort of State of the Union" speech, and OPENING DAY for spring training baseball games. My Phils are at the Pirates. We have several other new writers who have accepted spots on the site, who you will be meeting soon.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
Well, it's official. Our new President arrived tonight. President Obama handled the biggest stage of all with grace, class, and toughness that we needed him to tonight. He outlined where we've been, where we want to go, how we'll get there, and the stakes of making it work. I've been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
-CNN's Analysis must burn conservatives. Morning in America? I heard it more than once tonight. -CHICAGOist covers their hometown hero simply by showing him. GOTHAMist goes in depth. -The Daily Beast posts the responses of Tucker Carlson and Sean Wilentz. -The Albany Project slams Bobby Jindal. -Red State covers the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Rich Wilkins
Americans Can Do Anything "Good evening. I'm Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana. Tonight, we witnessed a great moment in the history of our Republic. In the very chamber where Congress once voted to abolish slavery, our first African-American President stepped forward to address the state of our union. With his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Rich Wilkins