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The stuff Pennsylvanians are made of
Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | salena zito

Posted on 04/13/2008 10:38:43 AM PDT by Salena Zito

The stuff Pennsylvanians are made of TRIBUNE-REVIEW By Salena Zito

Obama's statements have also put Pennsylvanians under the microscope of the country. No state's diverse population can be placed into one category, but a good insight as to what is important to most Pennsylvanians was found in our own newspaper today.

...If you want an insight into the stuff Pennsylvanians are made of, read ‘Fishmas Eve.'

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2008; america; banglist; barack; barackobama; bitter; catholic; clinton; election; elections; god; hillary; illegals; immigration; mccain; obama; obamatruthfile; pa2008; pennsylvania; pittsburgh; scranton; smalltown; wright

1 posted on 04/13/2008 10:38:43 AM PDT by Salena Zito
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To: Salena Zito
I remember Pennsylvanians got in a tizzy over the words to Billy Joel's "Allentown."

Of course, that was a whole different generation.

2 posted on 04/13/2008 10:42:37 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ( If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you...)
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To: the invisib1e hand

allentown’s paper endorsed obama today


3 posted on 04/13/2008 10:44:14 AM PDT by Salena Zito
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To: Salena Zito
allentown’s paper endorsed obama today

=8-0

Boy, they really did, didn't they?

Obama's vision is reason to nominate him

LOL. On a Morning Call related note....

Don Bostrom's Comment section leads on the front page of the sports

Paging Timothy Kennedy....

4 posted on 04/13/2008 10:55:41 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Obama got many people hoodwinked right now but the more he talks the more people will understand he intends to take their freedom and put them on the plantation... where they will be taxed... maybe not paying in money but taxed nonetheless in a form of corvee labor...

Michelle let it slip in her comments..

“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”


5 posted on 04/13/2008 10:56:42 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Prepare to do your time as Corvee labor on the Plantation of Barack and Michell Obama.)
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To: Salena Zito

The stuff Pennsylvanians are made of - silly string?


6 posted on 04/13/2008 11:00:32 AM PDT by edcoil
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To: mewzilla

I’m in a tither. Obama coming in from one side of town, Hitlery coming in from the other to get to their thing at Messiah College tonight. I can’t get to my pub to watch my Pirates. Traffic is nuts. And, it’s a Sunday. Get out of here, both of you.


7 posted on 04/13/2008 11:07:01 AM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: Typical_Whitey

It would be interesting to see Obama and Michelle come out of their isolation and out of their comfort zone. Maybe they should visit a hog roast, or tractor pull, or rodeo, or a fish-fry at a local church.

Ahh ... good times. We’d hate for them to stay uninvolved and uninformed ;-)


8 posted on 04/13/2008 11:10:05 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (Children are a blessing ...)
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To: AGreatPer

They are everywhere aren’t they? I fully expect to meet Bill in the produce aisle at Giant Iggle n’at.


9 posted on 04/13/2008 11:11:24 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (PaMom--a broken glass DINO til 4/23/08)
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To: Salena Zito

That would be the Morning Crawl.


10 posted on 04/13/2008 11:13:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: AGreatPer
Two weeks ago we spent a couple of days in PA. The only lawn signs we saw were for Ron Paul. Go figure.
11 posted on 04/13/2008 11:14:38 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Somewhere in rural Pennsyvania….

“So how’d it go at the unemployment office today, Jim-Bob?”

“I’m so dang frustrated! The government isn’t listening to me! Where’s my dang gun, Shirley?”

“Where it always is, next to the potatoes in the pantry. Can you explain your frustrations, Jim-Bob?”

“Yeah! I’ll explain ‘em! How’s this!”

Blam! Blam! Blam!

“Would you watch out with that thing? There’s another hole in the accordion, and you almost hit the damn parakeet!”

“Well too bad I didn’t hit one ‘a them durn immigrants! They’re all differunt from me!”

“Well Jim-Bob, you know there’s a tent revival tonight, at least that’s something we can cling to.”

“I don’t know Shirley. If only there was some way we could bring about a… a… change in America.”

“Well now that you mention it Jim-Bob, I was watchin the tee-vee over at the hairdressers today, and there was this nice young man on with some kind of funny A-rab soundin’ name. I didn’t understand what he was sayin’, but whatever it was made me feel good inside, like there was hope again.”

“Ohhhh yeah. That negro fellow at the bowlin alley. First time I’ve ever seen a negro at the bowlin’ alley, huh.”

“Well that’s just it. Such an articulate young man. Even though I didn’t understand nothin’, it was like, my ears started ringin', an then I felt like I was floatin’ upwerds on a big fluffy cloud, with all the immigrants, and everybody else, even that blockhead brother of yours. And we were all holdin hands, there was this, like, unity.”

“Wow Shirley – I think I’m feelin’ it too….! If only there was someone like that in the central govmint as the President! Someone that would listen to my concerns for a change!”

“Well maybe there can be now, Jim-Bob. Why don’t you put that gun down, and lets eat these beans, before theys get cold.”

12 posted on 04/13/2008 11:14:53 AM PDT by Thudd
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To: Thudd

I would laugh but I am too bitter...


13 posted on 04/13/2008 11:17:13 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (PaMom--a broken glass DINO til 4/23/08)
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To: Thudd

to be continued!


14 posted on 04/13/2008 11:17:34 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ( If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you...)
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To: Thudd

Quoth James “Snakehead” Carville:

“Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between.”


15 posted on 04/13/2008 11:19:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Fresh Wind
And any Lib who thinks it's that simple is way wrong. I can walk outside right now and all I'll hear is pop! pop! pop! with the occasional bang! all day long. It's the local gun club. How far am I from the "sophisticated", "enlightened" libs in the City of Philadelphia? Seven miles, as the crow flies.

Pennsylvania is not New York or California, and Libs just don't understand that.
16 posted on 04/13/2008 11:28:39 AM PDT by Windcatcher
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To: Fresh Wind

Obama in a bowling alley = Dukakis in a tank.


17 posted on 04/13/2008 11:28:51 AM PDT by Thudd
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To: Cloverfarm
Somehow, I can't picture Obama at any function where pork is being eaten. In fact, I have a hard time even believing he is an American citizen.
18 posted on 04/13/2008 11:34:55 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

LOL!


19 posted on 04/13/2008 11:41:05 AM PDT by skr (How majestic is Thy Name, O Lord, and how mighty are Thy Works!)
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To: mewzilla

> Obama’s vision is reason to nominate him

And Obama’s vision is .... ?

/crickets


20 posted on 04/13/2008 11:43:32 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: the invisib1e hand; RedRover; smoothsailing; Girlene; jazusamo; brityank; 4woodenboats

I remember Pennsylvanians got in a tizzy over the words that came out of fat jack murtha’s mouth.

/sarc

They lapped it up like piggies at the teat.


21 posted on 04/13/2008 11:46:53 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: freema

Yes and no...Murtha reps a district around Johnstown. Like Byrd this and that in WV most of Cambria County will be Murthaville...because he does bring home the bacon. His largesse does not extend beyond the boundaries of his district...and he is equally offensive to the rest of the Commonwealth...


22 posted on 04/13/2008 11:53:20 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (PaMom--a broken glass DINO til 4/23/08)
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To: Fresh Wind

Quoth James “Snakehead” Carville:

“Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between.”

I just loved when Carville said that! Damn elitist! It’s amazing how pompous these politicians of both parties are!


23 posted on 04/13/2008 12:01:08 PM PDT by Cricket24 (ULTRA PATRIOT!!)
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To: Typical_Whitey

24 posted on 04/13/2008 12:33:14 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
"I fully expect to meet Bill in the produce aisle at Giant Iggle n’at."

More likely Mickey D's.

25 posted on 04/13/2008 12:35:28 PM PDT by penowa
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To: Salena Zito

The people of Pa. are represented by Casey Jr. who supports the philosophy of Barck Obama.

Casey Jr. concurs with the Pro Abortion philosophy of Barack Oboma.

Why doesn’t Bishop Timlin address Casey Jr.’s abortion politics?


26 posted on 04/13/2008 1:38:21 PM PDT by ethics
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To: freema
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27 posted on 04/13/2008 2:54:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Thudd

lol!


28 posted on 04/13/2008 4:09:28 PM PDT by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: penowa

Hey...you may be onto something...the Big Mac Museum is just down the road from me in Irwin. I can see Bill mooching some fries...(vague reference to the Saturday Night Live Skit w/the late Phil Hartman doing his spot on BillClinton...working from table to table...it is hilarious!!!)


29 posted on 04/13/2008 6:47:29 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (PaMom--a broken glass DINO til 4/23/08)
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