Saturday, August 29, 2009

Why PA Needs a Republican Governor



I'm thanking the Good Lord above that we are in the final year of Ed Rendell's last term. Pennsylvania has always leaned to the left due to the population concentrations in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, but Republican governors are not unheard of.

I was reading some polling data on RCP that shows Democrat Dan Onorato slightly ahead of Republican Tom Corbett (former State AG). Then I realized there is one reason this state needs a Republican governor: Mumia Abu-Jamal.

This piece of human excrement entered the world as Wesley Clark in April of 1954. He claims that he was given the name "Mumia" by a teacher during an African studies exercise in school and later adopted the surname "Abu-Jamal" (father of Jamal) after the birth of his son in 1971.

At the age of 15, he helped found the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Panthers in 1969 after he and three friends were beaten by white supremacists at a George Wallace rally they were protesting. Mumia successfully petitioned to have his former high school's name changed from Benjamin Franklin Senior High to Malcolm X High. Wouldn't want to honor a Founding Father now, would he? His alliance to black separatism and racism has never wavered throughout his life.

On December 9, 1981, Abu-Jamal shot and killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner after being pulled over. Faulkner was able to shoot Mumia once, and, according to a prosecution witness at the hospital, Abu-Jamal was quoted as saying, "I shot the mother fucker, and I hope the mother fucker dies." The prosecution presented six different witnesses who testified that Mumia was indeed the killer. They couldn't all be wrong, could they? Common sense says the odds are staggering.

After a three-hour deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict, and Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death. He's still sitting on death row as I type this. He has been given 27 more years on this earth than the officer he killed and has continued to spread his hate-filled anti-white rhetoric on the taxpayer's dime. Amnesty International has come to the defense of this scumbag as have many high-profile celebrities such as Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Nelson Mandela, and others. All claim that evidence was fabricated and stories have changed over the years. There are even reports that someone else since confessed to shooting Faulkner. Abu-Jamal has been made an honorary citizen of over 26 cities around the globe such as Paris (of course) and Copenhagen. Like the JFK assassination, the truth will probably never be known.

In April of this year, the SCOTUS upheld the murder conviction and, as of this writing, the prosecution is waiting to hear whether the death penalty will be part of that ruling. Damn straight it should! The rush was on to execute Timothy McVeigh (a white racist dirtbag), but let the state carry out the sentence on a black racist, and the howls from the left will echo into deep outer space. Does it make sense to anyone?

Amnesty International should thank their lucky stars that I won't be elected to the governor's office. Should that ever happen, I'll sign the damn death warrant five minutes after taking the oath. I would hope a Republican governor would do the same. The family of Daniel Faulkner deserves closure.

16 comments:

LL said...

Better still, a governor who will actually SUPPORT AND DEFEND the CONSTITUTION. The problem is that most of these political hacks don't even consider their oath of office. They're counting the money they can make from graft as they mouth the words.

blackandgoldfan said...

Point very well taken, LL. And if anyone fits the definition of political hack, it's our sitting governor. I can't stand that man!

Pamela D. Hart said...

Oh I will rejoice the day when Rendell is gone! He's not the Governor of Pa, he's the Governor of Philadelphia. But just like the city of Pgh, they keep voting in Democrats and wonder why things don't get fixed.

At least we have 2 world champs, eh Black & Gold Fan? Think the Steelers will win again this year?

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

I don't think they dish out the death penalty nearly enough, or carry it out swiftly enough....If you wanna see my diatribe on it:

http://mojosteve.blogspot.com/2007/05/revisiting-death-penalty.html

blackandgoldfan said...

Pam: The day Ed Rendell is gone from Harrisburg will be a great day for PA. You know how it goes...People in da 'burgh and Philly would gnaw their arms off before voting anything BUT Democrat. You're right...then they complain.

This year's team is going to be interesting to watch. Personally, I think Dixon should be #2 behind Ben. He's so much cooler under pressure. Defense? We still have most of our heavy hitters. That could be the key to the season. Sepulvada being back as punter gives us an advantage. I saw him during training camp kick a ball 50+ yards with little effort. Special teams is the one area where we have needed some improvement, and I'm hoping that they have that worked out. Overall, I think it's gonna be a fun ride!

blackandgoldfan said...

Steve: I agree 1000% with you. The death penalty places a value on human life. I'll be over to check out your rant!

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi B& G: I'm glad you back and feeling better to post this! I sure hope you get a decent Republican Gov.
This POS is taking up air and taxpayer's money.
If I lived out by you, I"d volunteer to pull the plug on his, or throw the switch or whatever.

Have a happy weekend! PS: Cute Opie the Dog's Mom wrote me about him and Glenn Beck has his video on his blog. I updated my post about it, Check it out.

http://bit.ly/1gxD3W

Have a fun restful weekend, Bunni

blackandgoldfan said...

BOF: Hi toots! Still a little slow for now, but got enough energy to try and put two thoughts together. lol

I'd LOVE to push the plunger on Mumia. And he's not far from here... Hmmmm....

Great weekend to you also, hon! I'll check out the update! ((((hugs))))

j summ said...

thanks for remembering a cop who gave his all to his community. it's a rare thing and something i never see politicians do.

blackandgoldfan said...

My pleasure, j. Those guys are on the front line every day and run the risk of meeting a scumbag with a grudge. They should always be remembered. Too bad the politicians only remember them when it's convenient.

RightKlik said...

The recent developments in the story of the Lockerbie Bomber underscore why we need to execute people like Mumia.

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

And I hear there's hope on the horizon in Louisiana....rumor has it that Russ Honore might run for the Senate...

He's the 3-star who took over in Nawlinz after Katrina and cleaned up the shitstorm Ray "Chocolate City" Nagin created

blackandgoldfan said...

RK: How true! That turd should've been handed over to 270 grieving families.

blackandgoldfan said...

Steve: I read that also. What a great man to put in Congress! Nagin's a jagoff with entitlement mentality and no idea what a TRUE patriot is. Hell, I'd like to see Honore bitch slap the current resident of 1600 along with all his cronies. Could you imagine that? Biden would start crying like a school girl and Rahm would piss his pants.

Teresa said...

I am so thankful that Rendell, or Spendell is going to be gone from office soon!! The man is a political oportunist. LL's right. These politicians don't give a damn about the Constitution, just their wallets being fed through the next term. This Mumia guy deserves to be executed and now these left wing nuts wanted to come in and save the day. Oh! NO! He had no remorse, but yet gleeful over killing a cop. He's used up way too much of Pa's tax dollars already. BYE, BYE MUMIA

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

I met "Uncle Russ" Honore in Germany. He was universally loved by his troops....