11/19/2006

GOODBYE from SANTORUM CYBERGATE - LAST Post and FIRST Open Thread

Pittsburgh, PA

Yeah, this is actually our last post, but the first open to comment!

Two years ago today, we read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial that started our "wheels turning" which soon carried us to SANTORUM CYBERGATE. We think the results achieved paid back all our efforts in spades.

We never allowed comments because, back in late 2004 and early 2005, there were so many naysayers concerning the Santorum residency issue that we felt that we would either be spending all our time defending the effort, or possibly give up the idea completely. There was a fairly widespread (but not universal) feeling among members, leaders, and groups in the Pittsburgh "progressive community" that the issue was not worth spendng time on. There were posts being made on other blogs saying that the residency issue was "unimportant" and "a waste of time", that we should be discussing "real issues".

So, to the doubters we give you this FACT - the Cybergate Residency issue was the beginning of the end for Tricky Ricky Santorum. (And to the early believers, we give you our THANKS .) The issue, by itself, didn't beat Santorum, but it got the "honesty/ethics" ball rolling. Hell, by the time the official campaign season began, even the establishment Dems had learned that you use EVERY weapon you have to defeat your opponent. (Yeah, that picture on the Allegheny County Democratic Committee website came from Santorum Cybergate.)

There were TWO people who BEAT Senator Tricky Ricky Santorum and neither one was named Bob Casey (but Bob did a truly classic job of not losing). The first was Erin Vecchio and the second was the T-Rickster himself. That's right folks, T-Ricky was our biggest ally.

This self righteous fool who believes himself capable of analyzing (and solving) the incredible geo-politcal and military challenges that lie ahead (especially after the FUBAR his boy, bush, has made), couldn't even figure out a simple politcal problem in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The final night of the campaign, in Crafton, PA, he was still making excuses on the residency issue. So, to T-Ricky, who allowed the people of Pennsylvania to see the real Tricky Rick, we give our thanks. We could've and would've done it without you, T-Rick, but we sure do appreciate the help!

However, the most credit and our greatest thanks go to great Erin Vecchio of Penn Hills, PA, without whom there would have never been a Cybergate issue and therefore no SANTORUM CYBERGATE. She was our inspiration.

Also, the importance of the work on the Homestead Tax issue done by Democracy for Pittsburgh cannot be overstated, so to everyone who helped out in the petition drive - our deepest thanks. A special note of apppreciation for those that went "above and beyone" for the petition drive and in their moral support for SANTORUM CYBERGATE. You know who your are.

And our special thanks to a great Virginia Democrat who contributed the pictures of Santara , T-Ricky's home in Lessburg, VA way back in December of 2004! The saying is that "a picture is worth a thousand words" so let us give to her 500 "thank"s and 500 "you"s, each one heartfelt.

Thanks to all of you, SANTORUM CYBERGATE has consistently remained in the top 20 results when you use "the Google" to look up the word/name santorum on "the internets". On election day it was # 15 !

To those blogs who linked to us, thank you. And if we missed a link to your blog, our apologies and special thanks to you for putting up with our bad webiquette.

And to the Brabender - GREAT JOB you did for Santorum and Hart! Check out his website for the "Client Quotes" for a T-Ricky quote, a Missy Hart quote, and even a BOB NEY quote praising this "politcial genius". SERIOUS LOL One of you bloggers should post some screen shots before they disappear. They are funny.

Now that we've finally made a post open for comments , we sure hope someone does. Now that would be embaressing...

...because we've always suspected that we only have 100 readers who are just compulsive cookie/cache cleaners.

Will we blog again? Mayber if we find a topic we care to explore (exploit) in detail. Although we have opinions on every issue and we find our opinions to be far superior to anything we've read on any other blog, we don't want to be preachy!

And keep your eyes open for Santorum's return. His dreams of being president are still alive. We hope to never have to reunite the A.S.A.P. (Anti-Santorum Action Posse), but keep in mind that in the year 2028, Tricky Ricky will still be younger than John McCain is now.

On to the next battle,

BCNU

corporatemedia
(and A.S.A.P.)

We'll leave you with this piece from one of our favoite movies.




Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

11/14/2006

FE FI FO FUM - Who put the whoop-ass on SANTORUM?

Pittsburgh, PA -

The answer is -

ERIN "the giant killer" VECCHIO

She understood what that low-life-lying-lizard from Leesburg could never figure out: the voters don't like to be lied to, or stolen from.

According to KDKA, Santorum, on the final evening before the election, still didn't get it. Santorum said - "People didn't elect him to live in Penn Hills, he was elected to go to Washington..." But just a week earlier T-Ricky Santorum was still pretending to live in Penn Hills by passing out Halloween candy from his Penn Hills "front"!

We just got tired of having a LIAR for a Senator. That's all.

Well, T-Ricky, the voters made it easier for you now. You won't have to lie about your residency anymore.

On November 19, 2004, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran an editorial that was the catalyst for SANTORUM CYBERGATE.

On November 19, 2006, SANTORUM CYBERGATE will put up its last post.

We did our small part and now it's time to go.

What a great feeling to know that in few short weeks he will be known as -

FORMER SENATOR
TRICKY RICKY SANTORUM

We sure like the sound of that and we also like the sound of
Erin Vecchio for Congress in 2008 !

Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA


11/07/2006

The time draws near, the hours left few. SANTORUM SONGBOOK Volume Two

Pittsburgh, PA -

Here it is, the follow up to our monster hit, Santorum Songbook Volume One:

SANTORUM SONGBOOK VOLUME TWO
(the Victory Songs)

just in time for Election Night Celebrations!



GOODBYE RICKY
(To the music of Hello Dolly by Jerry Herman)

We say goodbye Ricky
You've been so Tricky
It's so nice to send you back where you belong
You look like hell Tricky.
We can tell Ricky
You're still lyin', you're still cryin', you're sitll whinin' on
You feel the room swayin
'Cause your dream's fadin'
The one where you become the president
SO !
No more crap, fellas
Doesn't need a VA map, fellas
Tricky will never come our way again.


GO HOME TO LEESBURG VA
(To the music of Bring Back My Bonnie - Traditional)

Verse -
Oh Ricky is so very Tricky
He said that he lives in PA
He never did think that a school bill
Could send him to Leesburg VA

Chorus -
Go home, go home, go home to Leesburg VA, TODAY!
Go home, go home, go home to Leesburg VA

Additional verses -
In Penn Hills he claimed he's a neighbor
But no one did ever see him
So Erin Vecchio said "No Rick
You can't steal from our citizens!"

His house in Penn HIlls is a small one,
His home in Leesburg is so big
From Cyber to Homestead to K-street
He acted like a little pig.

T-Ricky is often called Tricky
He's sometimes just called Little Rick
But one thing we all know for certain,
He's mostly just called a P-Rick


GO HOME SANTORUM
(To the music of Beer Barrel Polka by Jaromir Vejvoda)

Go home Santorum
It's time to go to VA
Go home Santorum
Leave us alone in PA
Go home Santorum
It's time to say your bye-bye
The voters finally kicked your butt out
Cause all you ever did was lie

Down, down to Leesburg
Get in your car and drive quick
Down, down to Leesburg
We grew so tired of your tricks
Down down to Leesburg
You tried to pull down the wool
You thought that you could steal the money
From Homestead and Penn Hills schools

Who caught him stealing?
She lives in Penn HIlls PA
Who caught him stealing?
She is our hero today
Who caught him stealing?
To her so much we do owe
Erin is her lovely first name
And her last name's Vecchio


TRICKY RICK HAS GONE AWAY
(To the music of Happy Days are Here Again by Ager & Yellen) )

Tricky Rick has gone away
We sent him back to his VA
And he'll not come back to our PA
Happy days are here today

He stole from us we know it's true
He took the loot from Penn Hills
schools
Now he is the one who is a fool
Pennsylvania has gone blue

Happy days are here once more
We got rid of that K Street whore
In two thousand eight we'll get some more
Happy days are here for sure

Happy days are here again
The skies are full of cheer again
And we'll have a drink of beer again
Happy days are here again



SOMEWHERE WAY DOWN IN LEESBURG
(To the music of Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen)

Somewhee way down in Leesburg
Full of lies
You're a coward and I know that
Now it's your time to cry.

Somewhere way down in Leesburg
Your state will turn blue
And the dreams that you dared to dream
Never will come true.

You wanted to be president
But that is something never meant to happen
You thought that you could fool us all
But now you've taken such a fall,
That In your pants you're crappin'

Somewhere way down in Leesburg
Tricky lies
Ricky cries down in Leesburg
Thank god that he ain't I.

As Tricky Little Ricky cries
in Leesburg V A
Thank god he ain't I

Be sure to print out this this Songbook as well as Volume One for your election night parties! But before then, every hour of every day remaining -



WORK FOR VICTORY !

Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

11/02/2006

We're Mad as Hell and we're not gonna blog about it anymore

Pittsburgh, PA

Our next post will be our last post until after the election. Now it's time to hit the streets. After the election, there will only be a couple more posts before we shut down Santorum Cybergate and formally disband the A.S.A.P. (Anti-Santorum Action Posse).

Our upcoming post will be the Santorum Songbook Volume Two - THE VICTORY SONGS. (a followup to our mega-hit Volume One). Don't worry, it's not bad luck to release it early and there are definitely no chickens being counted here. Besides, it's not luck that's will win this election - it's the work we all have done and the work we all will do in the next few days.

It's necessary to get the T-Ricky songs out pre-vote for your election night parties, because we've always believed, to paraphrase a great quote (that Emma Goldman never said):

"If we can't sing, we dont't want to be part of your revolution."


So with the words of Bob Marley as inspiration -

Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight

- we'll just say,

on to VICTORY !




Musical gems from the
CORPORATEMEDIA COLLECTION -

While looking for the above clip, I wandered off and found these two that I saw performed live a quarter century (plus a decade) ago. There was a war going on back then, too.

Although I'm not a pacifist by any measure, I've always believed that virtually all wars are fought for bad reasons. I remember a night in '71 camped out at the Tidal Basin in DC, preparing for the coming days of demonstrations, listening to this one being performed by Phil Ochs If I were ever to become a pacifist (I'd kill to become a pacifist), this would be my anthem -



I'll never forget seeing the Doors perform this one back in '69. Jim's singing about something that I guess, with DNA testing, won't happen anymore - the Unknown Soldiers. It's not much comfort for the soldiers trapped in the hell called Iraq.


And for the ultimate lyrical inspiration, I'll leave you with this one.



bcnu on the other side of Victory,

corporatemedia




Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/28/2006

PIC of BEST Anti-Santorum / Halloween Sign in Pittsburgh (Rated X-tra Scary)

Pittsburgh, PA

The sign says it all.



HAPPY HALLOWEEN !


Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/27/2006

WTF Wrestling Presents SantorumMania with RASSLIN' RICK (new ad video)

Pittsburgh, PA

Is this a new profession for Tricky Ricky Santorum?
RASSLIN' RICK SANTORUM





Hey Tricky Rick, is that a Weapon of Minor Destruction in your pocket or are you thinking too much about Hillary....or are you just glad to see those wrestlers?
Just wondering....you know, inquiring minds n'at.

Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/25/2006

Santorum analyzes Godfather movies for Iraq strategy: "SLAY THE HORSE"

Santorum has now joined the growing list of Repugs in "stay-the-course" denial. According to Dayvoe over at 2 Political Junkies, T-Ricky says now that he never said then to "stay the course". That must mean that the elite liberal media has been misquoting him.

But if T-Ricky never said those words then there must be another explanation:

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD !

Hollywood Rick Santorum has found another movie in the little know film genre (didn't they used to have it at Blockbuster?):

Movies with Geopolitical Strategy
for Bat-Shit Crazy Desperate Politicians

The best known movie of this genre is: The Lord of the Rings.

Santorum must have been watching "The Godfather" because what he really has been advocating for our Iraq strategy was:

"SLAY THE HORSE"




Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/24/2006

PICTURE of Santorum's EXPOSED CANS ! Guarantee: This is a REAL PICTURE

Pittsburgh, PA -

Stick out your can, here comes the Santorum, man.

This shot ended up on the "cutting room floor" when we posted our PICS of the Santorum home we like to call Santara in January, 2005. All the pics were cropped to eliminate any views of neighboring houses (even though they aren't very close). This shot is of the street-end of his driveway.

As you can see, the December, 2004, photo-shoot was done as a "drive by".

With only 2 weeks to go before election day, we thought you might enjoy this most excellent view of T-Ricky's "cans." On the bright side for T-Ricky Santorum, at least this is proof that not all of his garbage ends up in his campaign ads.




Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/18/2006

T-Ricky Santorum, The EYE of MORDOR, and the Power of Abracadabramoff !

Pittsburgh, PA

Will Tricky Ricky Santorum wield the Power of Abracadabramoff to save America from the Eye of Mordor? We can't make up shit this good. Is he trying to get a job writing for us? What a total NUTCASE :

In an interview with the editorial board of the Bucks County Courier Times, embattled Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has equated the war in Iraq with J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." According to the paper, Santorum said that the United States has avoided terrorist attacks at home over the past five years because the "Eye of Mordor" has been focused on Iraq instead.

"As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else," Santorum said. "It's being drawn to Iraq and it's not being drawn to the U.S. You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States." http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2006/10/17/santorum/index.html


USE THE POWER, T-RICKY!




"Abracadabramoff...
Evil Doers Be Gone! "






Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/17/2006

1 PICTURE T-Ricky Santorum DOESN'T want you to see

Pittsburgh, PA

The beginning of the end for T-Ricky was the Cybergate Scandal. The fool, full of self-righteous arrogance, never realized its potential for harm. Now his beutiful world is melting faster than a water-wet-witch. Soon he'll not be Senator; he knows that now. He will try to avoid a loss-by-landslide in the hope of keeping his presidential ambitions alive. Over the next 3 weeks, expect him to try to bring back the wingnut base alienated by his support of Specter over Toomey in the 2004 GOP primary. Tricky Rick Santorum will increasingly move to the right and use standard isse scare tactics (taxes and terror) in a desperate attempt to make the race close and rob us of what we want most:

Tricky Ricky Santorum exiled to political oblivion.

Oh yeah, the picture. It's his real home, not that "front" he uses in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. The complete set of pictures, obtained in December, 2004, and exclusively posted first on Santorum Cybergate in January, 2005 are here.


SANTARA


Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/16/2006

Homeboy Bobby C replaces T-Ricky as the new King of Bling!

Pittsburgh, PA

If it's a bling thing, then Casey is cool with the cash.

According to the latest figures, Pennsyvania's own Homeboy Bobby C is King:

"Mr. Casey had slightly more cash on hand at the end of the quarter, $3.7 million to $3.6 million, after a summer in which Mr. Santorum's dominance of the airwaves neither boosted his support in the consensus of polls nor made a significant dent in the Democrat's standing. "
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06289/730450-100.stm


Poor T-Ricky, he wasted all that money on PA (Premature Attackulation) and now has LESS money than Bob Casey! And if the reports are right, he'll not be getting much help from the national Regpugs, either.


Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/13/2006

GENERAL "T-Ricky" SANTORUM Demands to Know: "What's your military expertise?"

Pittsburgh PA
Once again, through the use of the magic word abracadabramoff, T-Ricky has transformed himself. This time he's a military expert, probably a genius, possibly a retired GENERAL!
In the debate, General Tricky Ricky demanded to know of Bob Casey:

"What's your military expertise? What's your military expertise?"

Check out the debate video . This amazing question, repeated twice, comes about a third of the way in. It's near the end of the response/argument to a Jim O'Toole question, after Tricky Ricky tries to play the game of "gotcha" over the difference between special forces and special operations. Isn't Tricky Ricky really special?

Maybe Tricky Ricky can get one of these fancy uniforms for the next debate:


Generalissimo Santorum

Photo Credit


Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

Bob Casey tells Tricky Ricky Santorum to just: "PAY IT BACK RICK"

And so should you. If you haven't signed the "Pay It Back Rick" petition sponsored by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, sign it now.

PAY IT BACK RICK

When we get a transcript of the debate we'll show how T-Ricky, in his answer to the Cybergate question, lied, distorted, and hid behind his children - again.

KDKA video of the debate.

Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/07/2006

Jeb Bush Comes Out of the Closet and then Santorum Slips Out the Back Door

Pittsburgh, PA

We arrived at the scene too late to witness the Jeb Bush incident, but we can report that the demonstration continued well after the "closet encounter of the weird kind".

We arrived at the same T station a half hour after the closet fun, but only noticed a few extra police. It's a short one block walk to the Duquesne Club. It was a great sight: plenty of people, signs, and chanting. The response from pedestrians and drivers was fantastic; the energy level is rising. Props to the United Steel Workers Union for organizing the event and to all the people who attended.

We have reports that there were no further encounters with Jeb and that T-Ricky later "slipped out the back door". This seems to be a continuing problem. See our post from last year about the Democracy for Pittsburgh visibility at T-Ricky's book signing:
IT TAKES A BACK DOOR - for Tricky Ricky

We've already diagnosed Tricky Ricky's Premature Attackulation problem, but now Chronic Back Door problems? Tricky Ricky Santorum sure is a mess!!!

Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

10/04/2006

Second Opinion Confirms Diagnosis: PREMATURE ATTACKULATION

Pittsburgh, PA

In a previous post we were the first to diagnose Tricky Ricky Santorum's problem:
PA - PREMATURE ATTACKULATION

Premature Attackulation - The premature release of an attack ad so filled with lies that it is easily debunked and ends up backfiring on the attacker.

Now, a second opinion is in (courtesy of The American Prospect), and our diagnosis is confirmed.


"Eventually, Santorum’s campaign conceded the ad’s blatant inaccuracies. The entire controversy has only managed to boost Casey’s favorability ratings, without Casey ever having to match Santorum in ad spending. "


IFAQ

What is the cure for PA?

There is no cure for PA (premature attackulation), but there is a cure for PA (Pennsylvania) - elect Bob Casey.

What should be done for those who have PA?

They are not medically fit for the public service so the recommended therapy is plenty of rest in a southern state, like, say, maybe -

VIRGINIA ?






Note: All diagnosisisissses were performed by certified graduates of the Bill Frist "Make a Diganosis Via Video" Home School course.



Tricky Ricky / Santorum // Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

9/26/2006

Tricky Ricky Santorum DEFEATED! We won!

Pittsburgh, PA

Tricky Ricky Santorum doesn't live here. He has lied about it for 2 years. He cost Allegheny County thousands of dollars by simply not telling the truth.

Today he withdrew his claim to Allegheny County, PA residency. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has the best article (gives credit to Democracy for Pittsburgh) and here's the article and editorial from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He can spin it any way he wants, but this is the act of a desperate coward in full (uncontrolled) damage control. They are trying anything now, because nothing is working.

NEXT UP
PAY IT BACK RICK

Pay back the $ 55, 000 you charged the people of our Commonwealth for YOUR school bill.

And then it's time for our "pay back" That will come on November 7th.

We will probably have more to say on this story in future posts, but right now we are wordless. It has taken 22 months of our efforts to achieve this moment. We have no self-congratulations, it was a job that needed to be done and the responsiblity fell to our posse.

But we do have plenty of THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to all the good folks at -
Democracy for Pittsburgh.
Our little blog was nothing compared to the work that they did and results that they achieved!

It was their Homestead Tax Petition campaign that made this happen.

To have challenged a powerful sitting US Senator on his illegal and unethical behaviour, and to have won, damn ... (Then again, he is just a sniveling litlle self-centered coward with delusions of grandeur, so maybe it wasn't such a big deal? Nah!)

TRICKY RICKY - Who's Your Daddy?

DEMOCRACY FOR PITTSBURGH,
that's who.

If you need to know more, I suspect 2 Political Junkies might be posting some thoughts on Tricky Ricky's DEFEAT.

See y'all in a couple of days.

Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

9/24/2006

Tricky Little Ricky "Can't Give No Satisfaction" Could it be - Premature Attackulation ?

Pittsburgh, PA -

The people of Pennsylvania are not satisfied with Tricky Ricky Santorum. Since he just can't satisfy like he used to, we suspect something might be wrong and we're diagnosing (Bill Frist style) the problem to be -

PA - Premature Attackulation

We here at A.S.A.P. know absolutely nothing about attack politics (our only concern is to help elect a Senator who actually lives in Pennsylvania), but we have heard that negative attack ads work best if done later in the campaign but still early enough to give the opponent time to respond. If the ads are done too late, the voters feel it is unfair not giving to the "attackee" time to respond. The ads might backfire. If the ads are realeased too early, the voters see this as a sign of desperation. Again, the ads might backfire. Timing is critical, but of course this technique works best if there is at least some element of truth to the ads.

The candidate has to be able to hold off until just the right moment - the moment the voters are ready. That's when the ads should come.

If the ad contains nothing but lies and COMES way too early that is a symptom of:

PA - Premature Attackulation

Note that we are talking about negative attack ads, not negative attack campaigns such as the "flip-flop" attack used on Kerry. Negative "theme" campaigns based on character can be developed early and be quite successful.

(Props to Erin Vecchio out in Penn Hills and Democracy for Pittsburgh!)

In the case of the recent ad campaign by Brawearer (we're still having problems remembering that name) , they put together a bunch of easily debunked LIES (there's a dead guy running Casey's campaign!) and spurted it out more than seven weeks before the election. The voters have to be ready, dammit! And now the truth is out and the voters feel even less satisfied. They need new man, a REAL MAN like, say -
Homeboy Bobby C ?

There is no cure for PA. The only solution is a new MAN!

(BTW, even though he is a total whore for the Washington lobbyists, we had always suspected that Tricky Ricky was a lousy TRICK! )

Sorry, T-Ricky but come November, there's going to be -
Another Mule Kickin' in Your Stall!

That's all.

Tricky Ricky / Santorum // Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

9/22/2006

Tricky Ricky Santorum exposes Casey SCANDAL - EYE BROW GATE!

Pittsburgh, PA

This one's going to raise some eybebrows.

Tricky Ricky Santorum has finally found his winning issue -

EYE BROW GATE !

Check out the T-Ricky website for his newest line of ATTACK! This is some funny shit.

Unlike other attacks on Bobby, at least this one is above the belt. In fact, you might say that his campaign has risen to such a high level that Tricky Ricky is now up to his eyes, or rather eyebrows, in shit!

DEEP DOO-DOO!

Well, T-Ricky, since you like pictures so much, we have one for you -


Recognize it? Of course you do.

It's your home in VIRGINIA.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!


Tricky Ricky / Santorum // Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

9/21/2006

Yo, Brasnapper ! Your dirt ain't stickin'

Tricky Ricky Santorum's "media genius" (his name is Brasnapper, or Bratwister, or Braburner or some shit like that) has created ad campaigns based on hiding behind children and dirty lies about our HOME-boy, Bobby Casey, Jr.,

BUT IT'S NOT WORKING!

NewYork Times: TV Ads Fail to Move Penn. Voters in Poll

Oh yeah, that chump's name, it's not Braburner or any of the others it's - Brabender!

Tricky Ricky / Santorum // Residence / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

9/20/2006

Re-Post from 09/05 and update: T-Ricky makes CREW list of Top 13 Most Corrupt

CREW released their Top 20 list of the Most Corrupt Members of Congress and Tricky Ricky Santorum made it again. We posted about their list in September of 2005. Last year (the first for their list), there were only 13 names! This list has grown over 50% in just one year!

So that we can remninisce about the good old days when the list was only 13 names long, wer're repeating our post from last September.

UPDATE: Speaking of "Top" lists - a google search of the word/name "santorum" now has Santorum Cybergate in the Top 25 (it was Top 40 last year - thanks all!)

Ahh, the Good Old Days (9/27/05):

Be proud, fellow Pennsylvanians, "our" junior senator T-Ricky Santorum has gained a most distinguished honor by being named one of the 13 Most Corrupt Members (after Tom Delay) of Congress by CREW - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Actually if you count Delay, I guess he would be in the top 14 - still quite an accomplishment for the Virginian. With all the corruption and cronyism in the Republican Party, the competition to make the list must have been fierce.

From the CREW website (beyonddelay.org):

"The Senate Ethics manual provides that improper conduct which may reflect upon the integrity and reputation of the Senate may be investigated by the Senate Select committee on Ethics.

The fact that Sen. Santorum ignored the Penn Hills school district’s residency requirements and enrolled his children in a cyber school in Pennsylvania, at a time when the children clearly resided in Virginia -- at significant cost to the taxpayers demonstrates a level of dishonesty that brings the reputation and integrity of the Senate into question. As a result, the Select Committee on Ethics should investigate this matter."

http://www.beyonddelay.org/

We commend CREW for the choice of T-Ricky for this list.

And we fully endorse their call for a SENATE INVESTIGATION.

(We only have one small complaint. He is listed as R-PA. We all know he is R-VA.)

CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington)
home page: http://www.citizensforethics.org/

And speaking of "TOP" lists:

As of today, if you do a google or yahoo search on the "name/word" - santorum,
the SANTORUM CYBERGATE blog is still in the TOP 40
after almost 9 months! Thank you all.

A.S.A.P.


Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

9/16/2006

Sign Santorum Petition - "PAY IT BACK, RICK" Support Allegheny County Democrats

Pittsburgh, PA

Link for Pay It Back Rick website
(Allegheny County Democratic Committee):

http://www.payitbackrick.com/

Please, pass along this link and help -

STOP SANTORUM!

Keep the pressure on. Tricky Ricky's world is crumbling. He is growing more fearful and desperate. He is wound so tight that maybe we can make him -

SNAP!


Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

9/14/2006

Allegheny Cnty Dem "Pay It Back, Rick" Campaign uses "Santara" pic on website!

Pittsburgh, PA

Allegheny County, PA, Democrats announced the start of the "Pay It Back, Rick" Campaign. Video of press conference is available at YouTube.

Pay It Back Rick

ALL Pennsylvanians can sign this petition!

SIGN THE PETITION!

It's great to see "establishment" Dems with FIGHT!

The picture of Tricky Ricky' home (we call it Santara ) they used is this one (cropped):





We usually like to ask for a little nod when someone uses our pics of Tricky Ricky's house. But we'll give the Allegheny County Dems a pass on this one!

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!



Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA


9/13/2006

Pgh. P-G was WRONG about Tricky Ricky: Virginia home now worth a cool million!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 13, 2006

On Monday, Sep. 11th the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette incorrectly stated the value of Tricky Ricky Santorum's HOME (the real one, not the "front" in Pennsylvania). The correct fair market value is now:

$962,500.00

That's up more than $200K just since the beginning of the Santorum Cybergate scandal!

Way back in November, 2004, Eleanor Chute, reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"The Santorums also own a house, with an assessed market value of $757,000, in Leesburg, Va., according to Loudoun County records."

On Monday, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was still using that figure ("he and his family spend the vast majority of their time at their $757,000 home in Leesburg, Va") in their editorial calling on Tricky Ricky Santorum to pay back the people of Penn Hills, PA, instead of sticking all the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with his school bill.

FOR A FUN ACTIVITY:

You can check the current fair market value for yourself at -

http://inter1.loudoun.gov/webpdbs/default.htm

Answer Yes
then
Search by property address
then enter
17650 Tobermory

You can get a map and other cool info.

At least now we don't have to use the awkward -
"he owns a 3/4 million dollar home in VA."

Now (with normal rounding) it's simply:

TRICKY RICKY SANTORUM'S MILLION DOLLAR HOME IN VIRGINIA






Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

9/12/2006

Is it time for Tricky Ricky Santorum to return to PRIMARY School?

The return of the HOMESTEAD TAX issue. It's about time!

As usual, 2 Political Junkies (dayvoe again) has the best Lowdown on the
Low-Life-Lying-Lizard-from-Leesburg.

The orginal Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story is here.

This issue is different (but related to) the Penn Hills issue. For Tricky Ricky Santorum, lying has become a way of life. So lying about a PRIMARY residence on the Allegheny County Application in order to receive a tax reduction, to which he is not entitiled, was no big deal for a serial LIAR like Tricky Ricky.

One thing dayvoe (that political junkie) didn't mention is that in addition to the $2,500 fine, the penalty for making a false statement (lying) on the Homestead Tax Exclusion Application, there is also provision for "prosecution as a third degree misdemeanor" which means up to one year in prison.

Tricky Ricky Santorum is a lawyer. He knows what "PRIMARY residence" means. He claims (lies) that he does not have a copy of his Homestead Tax Appication. Now tell us: What lawyer doesn't keep a copy of everything he signs? Instead of producing that copy, he cost the taxpayers of Allegheny County thousands of dollars having County workers search for the form (at the request of the Pgh Tribune-Review). Now, after almost 2 years of lying about his PRIMARY residency, he's going to give a few bucks back!

It's taken almost two years for this LIAR to come up with this LAME story!


So everybody, what's the moral to this story?

Lie on your taxes and when you get caught just say you'll donate it back to the people you stole it from.

It's easy. It's the Tricky Ricky way!


Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

9/08/2006

The Return of SANTORUM CYBERGATE and more on KIDDIE LIES

We had announced our plan to shut down (stop posting) until after election day, but a valued friend of the blog, someone who offered much needed encouragement in our early days, called and asked that we "keep on keepin' on". We could not refuse. The funny thing is we've never met in person, but we will. Thanks, friend.

Besides, as we've called it before (and has been demonstrated in the last week) -

SANTORUM CYBERGATE -
the scandal that keeps on giving!

So on to the -

THE LOW-LIFE-LYING-LIZARD-from-LEESBURG

As we blogged yesterday, Tricky Ricky Santorum has hit a new low. He has moved from hiding behind his children to now using his children to LIE for him in his new ad

Tocday over at 2 Politcal Junkies, dayvoe has done a great analysis of all the lies in the ad.

We personally cannot stomach Tricky Ricky, but we are sincerely saddened by the use of his children in this way.

This is an act of a COWARD.


Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

9/07/2006

Tricky Ricky goes from hiding behind his children to having them LIE for him

Tricky Ricky Santorum (R-VA) has a new ad.

How sad that he is now using his childeren to tell the voters of Pennsylvania that he moved them "to Washington".

LEESBURG, VA IS NOT WASHINGTON

No one who lives in Leesburg, VA would say they live in Washington. The two locations are almost 40 miles apart. Would anyone who lives in Greensburg, PA say they live in Pittsburgh? NO! And that distance is only 33 miles. The use of his children to distort the truth about his residenccy is truly sad.

Does this look like Washington D.C. to you?

For all the reason we cited in a previous post, the ad is filled with bullshit but now Tricky Ricky is using his children to tell his lies for him. We have previously blogged on WHAT A COWARD HE IS!

We had heard that his media adviser Brasnapper (0r whatever his name is) was some kind of political genius. Really? We're laughing at him We're laughing at Tricky Ricky. Their ads reek of desperation.


Note: Santorum Cybergate had planned on signing off today, but with this new ad campaign we've deciided to stick around for a few more days. Our new closing date is 9/12/06.



Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

9/04/2006

TRICKY RICKY could never say the simple words : " I LIVE IN PA"

Tticky Ricky Santorum had his lines down good, but the words we never heard:
"I live in Pennsylvania".

He "spends" some time here, "maybe a month a year", well "probably".

He does the things he needs to do to establish a residency but not a primary residency. He pays taxes (although not as much as he legally should), he votes here, even has a dentist here! We were expecting to hear that his favorite dog kennel is here. But there's still one inconvenient truth:

Penn Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania -
is not Tricky Ricky's primary residence!


HE LIVES IN VIRGINIA AND HAS CONSISTENTLY LIED ABOUT IT FOR FINANCIAL GAIN!

And then he hides behind his children, AGAIN!

We've already shown that there is no reason to live in Virginia except by choice!

Everything else is the same old bullshit talking points.

A complete video of the debate is at TruthStream.org.

It sure felt good to see the November 19, 2004, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette being quoted. That editorial was the seed for SANTORUM CYBERGATE. To see the residency issue on national TV made our 20 month campaign even more worthwhile.


As far as the debate goes, we gave Casey a slight edge with it being a draw at worst.

With Casey in the lead, T-Ricky will have to do much better than what he showed on MTP. Anyway, we think debates are highly overrated as a means to change public opinion. Remember Kerry won all three of his.

All the dire predictions about T-Ricky chewing up Casey proved false, as we thought they would. Casey seemed relaxed and confident (even if still not a great debater), Santorum looked anxious and wound up tighter than a ... well you fill in the rest ... it's late...

Don't worry, by the third debate nobody will be watching or listening anyway....

Only three more days to blog...



Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

9/03/2006

Thanks to Tricky Ricky Santorum ......... We are all Penn-hill-vanians!

Tricky Ricky Santorum must be have transformed himself into a "uniter." Up until now it was only the people of Penn Hills and Allegheny County that he stole from.

Now get this trick:
ALL PENNSYLVANIANS ARE HIS VICTIMS!

Thanks, T-Rickster.

We feel so much closer to all the people of our Commonwealth. Now all Pennsylvanians have had their pockets picked by the
Low-Life-Lying-Lizard-from-Leesburg
and will have even more reason to kick his ass back to Virginia where he lives.

Here's the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story.

SANTORUM CYBERGATE - the scandal that keeps on giving!



Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

8/29/2006

Chuck Pennacchio is still fighting Tricky Ricky! Why the hell aren't YOU???

If you are one of our Pennsylvania progressive and/or liberal brothers and/or sisters who supported and/or voted for Chuck Pennachio, but still can't support and/or vote for Bob Casey, then maybe you should check out and/or investigate what Chuck's up to at American United for Change.

Chuck is now Communications Director for PA Action which is the Pennsylvania affiliate of Americans United for Change, the group that is fighting to save social security and fighting against Santorum on that issue. They are the ones responsible for -

GRANDPA GORILLA

Check out some video of their activities.


CHUCK IS STILL FIGHTING AGAINST TRICKY RICKY or at least his crazy ideas !

We understand the problems that many of you have with the idea of working for Bob Casey, but if you can't find a way to work for him -
WORK AGAINST TRICKY RICKY!

This is our moment, our opportunity to stop Tricky Ricky. If we fail, he will be running for president in '08 and could end up on the Repug ticket, if only as the vice-prez candidate (the "ol' heart beat away") to John McCain (whose heart is getting older and colder).

And PLEASE DO NOT LAUGH at the idea of President Santorum.

We remember, all to well, those who laughed at the idea of GWB being president and the hilarious idea of Ronald Ray-gun as president. Damn, that was just so funny, Back in the '70s we laughed so hard.....

DON'T LET THE JOKE BE ON US AGAIN.


STOP SANTORUM

THIS YEAR



Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

8/26/2006

The Right Wing Play Book - Lesson Number One: How to Win an Election in August!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -

If there's one lesson that all Democrats should have learned, but still have not, it is that high profile elections can be greatly influenced (or maybe even decided?) in August or even earlier. We're not talking about the state representative race here, but rather presidential, senatorial, and gubenatorial. And only in races where bucoodles of bling will be spent on advertising. Here in Pennsylvania, that means the Tricky Ricky Santorum vs. Bob Casey Senate race.

Repugs know that it is the best time to plant the Seeds of Negativity is EARLY. Post Labor Day is fine for discussing those "issue" things, but pre Labor Day is the time to start on those other things that actually win elections - issues of character.

Waiting until after Labor Day for the "official" beginning of the campaign season is the OLD wasy of doing things. The Repugs know this. Hopefully Democrats will learn.

Some would argue that the voters are all "on vacation" or aren't "paying attention" in August and we would argue - YOU ARE CORRECT, they aren't paying attention, but they still hear. And more important, they are not yet sick of the campaign and completely tuned out so the message is still getting through, even if only on a subliminableble level. The tune-out happens 2-3 weeks before election day. Overwhelmed by a GREAT FLOOD of media, which has continued unabated for several weeks, the voters simply TUNE OUT AND STOP LISTENING COMPLTELY. It's no longer that they "aren't paying attention", but rather that they are consciously avoiding paying attention and don't ever hear. All they want is for the election to be over.

Following the '04 elctions - "At least two (polls) conducted by Democrats since the election found that 'flip-flopper' was the top concern or most memorable information voters had about Kerry." This is from a USAToday article in January '05 which should be read and understood by all Democrats.

The Demcoratic candidate LOST THE ELECTION IN AUGUST to a bunch of repugs dressed in Halloween costumes! And to the Swift Boat Liars.

The month of August '04 was dominated by the two-pronged attack of flip-flops and swift-liars.

Three straight debate wins could not undo the damage done in August.

That is why it's good to see efforts like Grandpa Gorilla continuing during the summer.

Democracy for Pittsburgh didn't wait until this summer, they planted their seeds last spring. And of course, the great Erin Vecchio of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania planted her seeds in November of '04 !!!

Remember, seeds that are planted earliest will show the most growth come harvest day.

Late October is the time for GOTV efforts, not message development. If Bob Casey is saving all his negative media for late October, he is making a MAJOR mistake.

We hope not.



Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

8/24/2006

SANTORUM CYBERGATE ---- Final 2 Weeks!!! Going Out of Business 1/2 Off Sale

On September 7th SANTORUM CYBERGATE will be closing it's doors after more than twenty months of operation.

September 7th is 2 weeks from today, but much more significantly it is exactly 2 months from the day when we throw Tricky Ricky Santorum out of office.

Between now and our closing, all posts are available for reading at 1/2 OFF the price you ususally pay!

Please be sure to browse our fine collection of slightly read posts and look for new offerings that you are sure to want to bookmark.

And be especially sure to check back on September 7th for a special visual treat for all visitors in addition to the first post open for comment!

Although, we are closing the doors for normal operation, we may return for one last post, an "Epilogue", on Novermber 8th, or 9th, or 10th (depends on how long the hangover lasts!)

And if Tricky Ricky does something really crazy, like, say, streaking the streets of Penn Hills to prove he really is a resident, we might drop back to re-open shop for a quick post.

Tricky Rick will go maximum negative on Casey. If that doesn't seem to be working he will become desperate and capable of anything.*

BEWARE!


*Except winning.



Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

8/01/2006

His house is a very, very, very, big house.
It's not in our PA; it's down there in VA...

SANTORUM'S HOUSE



Every thing that comes out of Santorum's mouth is a LIE. He can't even tell the truth about where he lives. He has LIED to the people of Penn Hills, PA and he has LIED to the people of Allegheny County, PA for financial gain. He is, in one word, a -

LIAR!


We first published our pictures in the January , 2005 post

"Where Does Tricky Ricky really live?"

Feel free to distribute the pictures, but please give a little credit to this little blog. Thanks.




Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA
Santorum house pics / Santorum house pictures / Santorum house images

7/12/2006

Plan A: LIE, Plan B: LIE, Plan C: LIE,
Plan D: Return to Plan A

Last week over at 2 Political Junkies, Dayvoe wrote an excellent piece on Tricky Ricky's latest lies about his fake residency in Penn Hills, PA.

What is clear from the article quoted and the analysis done by Dayvoe, is that the Tricky Ricky Santorum campaign has only one plan for how to handle the residency issue:

LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE......
and then LIE SOME MORE.

THEY HAVE NO OTHER STRATEGY.
THEY WILL HAVE NO OTHER STRATEGY.
THIS IS IT: LIE

There is no one with a functioning brain (and without their head up their ass) who doesn't know that T-Ricky DOES NOT live in PA but instead lives HERE in VA, but T-Ricky will continue to LIE about it until his defeat on election day.

He's made his bed and now he will have to LIE in it.

And everytime he has to LIE about where he lives, it helps our side because it reminds voters what a lying sack of shit he is.

Keep the story going.
Keep the LIES flowing.


Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

6/24/2006

Santorum Finds Jimmy Hoffa in Atlantis!
Santorum Finds LOST TRIBE OF ISRAEL!

Take a hike, Indiana Jones, the search for the Holy Grail is over!
TRICKY RICKY SANTORUM HAS FOUND IT.

What about Big Foot?
THERE'S ONE "LURKING" AROUND HIS "HOUSE" IN PENN HILLS!


Do you have any boys that are lost?
TRICKY RICKY CAN FIND THEM WITHOUT PETER PAN'S HELP!

And those socks of yours that keep getting "eaten" by the dryer?
TRICKY RICKY KNOWS WHERE THEY ARE!!!


THE -
AMAZING TRICKY RICKY SANTORUM!

Finding WMD is no big deal because he can find anything.*



VOTE for -
Senator Tricky Ricky Santorum

PAID for by:
The Wicked Witch of Washington

The Firm of Scrooge & Marley
The Grinch W.S.C.
Simon Legree, Esq.
S. E. I. U.
(Stupid Elves In Uniontown)


*Except a way to win.


Photo credit: http://rushlimbaughtomy.blogspot.com/2003_07_06_rushlimbaughtomy_archive.html

Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

6/22/2006

For his next T-Rick: WMDs!
Now you see them, now you...

DAMN, we're getting tired of this trick! We knew he could make charity money disappear, but now...

Apparently T-Ricky Santorum announced he had found WMDs!

But then, as shown at Think Progress (with a great piece of video), it turned out to be some old gas that was inoperable (kind of like his campaign).

Now you see them, now you don't!

The t-rick worked, but should he really be performing t-ricks that make him look so stupid? Then again, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK T-RICKY!

And the advice he is getting from his Magic Mirror hasn't been too good lately either....

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the
sickest, slickest, t-rickiest
senator of all???





Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

6/15/2006

Just in time for Summer Fun!
Santorum SONGBOOK Volume One

OK kids, school's out and soon you'll be heading away to summer camp! While you're sitting around the carmpfire youl'll need some songs to sing.

So here are a few ditties from the NEW -


Tricky Ricky Santorum
SONGBOOK Vol. 1
Words and Lyrics by corporatemedia unless otherwise noted.


HOME, HOME IN PA
(to “Home on the Range” - Traditional)
( chrous only - the "Home home on the..." part.)

Home, home in P A
Where the Eagles and STEELERS do play,
We love our football
And say “Howdy y’all”
To Santorum in Leesburg V A

Tricky Ricky is gone
To his home in V A, he’s withdrawn
Yes he’s not in Penn Hills
But he sends them his bills
From his big house with neatly trimmed lawn

Tricky Ricky got caught
This is something that won’t be forgot
He’s a big lying sack
So we’ll send him on back
To that house in Virginia he bought.

Home, home in P A
Where we the voters will stay
And in the end
The voters will send
Santorum to Leesburg V A



THEY'RE CLONIES
(THEME TO THE TRICKY RICK SHOW)
(to the (no-need-to download) music of "They're Cousins- Theme to The Patty Duke Show" by Hugh Cares)


Meet TRICKY, who's been most everywhere,
from Virginia to Station Square.
But RICKY's only seen the sights
A boy can see on Penn Hill nights --What a crazy pair!
But they're clonies, identical clonies all the way.
One pair of matching bookends, different as night and day.

While RICKY doesn't have a doggy pet,
or K street friends with corporate jets,
Our TRICKY loves to get the dole,
talk of Penn Hills makes him lose control -- what a wild duet!
Still, they're clonies, identical clonies and you'll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike, they seldom ever talk alike!
You can lose your mind, when TRICKY is TWO of a kind!

(From our post Send in the CLONES! Are there TWO T-Rickys??)


THAT OLD JACK MAGIC by "Johnny Merciless"
(to the music of "That Old Black Magic" by Johnny Mercer)

That old Jack Magic had them in its spell,
That old Jack Magic that they weave so well.
Their tribal money and the corruption,
That same old witch craft that T-Rick has done.
It's time for pay back, Bush is yet to come,
But the worst is called Santorum.

Abracadabramoff!
Always makes me cough.
Disgusting Republicans are scum




BONUS!

Kids, if you can get Tricky Ricky to come to your campfire, you can have him sing these verses! If not, you probably won't ever use them because NOBODY will want to sing the part of Tricky Ricky!


HOME, HOME IN PA - the unsung verses
(the verse - the part that goes "Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam....")

"Oh give me a home with an insider loan
and a nice view of Leesburg VA
Where I'm far away but I still make them pay.
Screw the people of Penn Hills PA."

"Oh I've fooled them once and I've fooled them twice.
The third time is always a charm.
I say I live there, but I really live here
on my land that's as big as a farm."

"Oh they paid my school bill, yes I sure got my fill
and I fooled them on the Homestead tax.
They sure are so dum, hope they never do come
to Virginia so I can relax"

"Oh money from PACs and from Homestead tax
and money with no time to count.
It's all good for me, 'cause there'll never be
a dog they could find I would mount."

"Oh I'm willing to lie and I'll not tell you why
but will tell you of things yet to come.
You'll call me a bum and you'll say the word scum
means the same thing as Rick Santorum"

"Oh I drank from the trough, same as Jack Abramoff
but the people have finally caught on
There will soon come a day that's not far away
when my days in the Senate are done."


Hope you all have a great summer and be sure put out that campfire!
And remember, kids -
ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT SIX MORE YEARS OF T-RICKY!



Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA
Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA / Pittsburgh / PA

6/14/2006

Tricky Ricky Santorum Starring in
Night-miracle On Grant Street

We have exclusive information that the reason Trick Ricky Santorum got so upset about the Itty Bitty Pittsburgh Postcard "Prank" is that last month, following the Post-Gazette editorial, he had a dream, well, nightmare is more like it. Somehow he found himself on Grant Street in Pittsburgh (where our courthouse is located) living out a scene reminiscent of -
"Miracle on 34th Street" .

It scared the bejeebers out of him!


Night-miracle on Grant Street

Fred Gailey: "Your Honor, every one of these letters is addressed to" Tricky Ricky. "The Post Office has delivered them" to Virginia. "Therefore the Post Office Department, a branch of the Federal Governent, recognizes this man," Tricky Ricky, "to be" living in Virginia.

Judge Henry X. Harper: "Uh, since the United States Government declares this man", Tricky Ricky, "to be" NOT living in Pennsylvania, "this court will not dispute it. Case dismissed."

(Note: Bold text from "Miracle on 34th Street")


So now, and until at least November, Tricky Ricky will have his mail delivered to Penn Hills while continuing to lie about his real place of primary residency - Virginia.

So far Tricky Ricky's "proof" of residency is a scenic Pittsburgh postcard from Democracy for Pittsburgh, and , well...

ROFL



Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Cybergate / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

6/12/2006

DENIAL is definitely NOT a river in Pittsburgh!

We always believed Pittsburgh to be the city of "Three Rivers", the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio, but if the Santorum campaign has its way we'll have to redraw the maps to allow for a FOURTH river in Pittsburgh -

DENIAL River

"The Santorums live in that house. It is their home. They receive mail there all the time." - Virginia Davis 6/12/06
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/14796509.htm

ALL the time ? Not according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -

"Before every election, the Post-Gazette routinely sends letters to the candidates seeking material for the Voters Guide. Back in March, as part of that process for the primary, the newspaper sent a letter to Rick Santorum at his home address, at least the one that he claims. Back from Penn Hills came the letter with a sticker from the U.S. Postal Service checked as 'ot Deliverable As Addressed -- Unable To Forward.'" 5/26/06

And does anyone still believe he actually lives there ???

From the same Pgh. P-G editorial-

"-- let us repeat one last time -- ... he doesn't live here anymore." - 5/26/06
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06146/693291-192.stm


Any day now we expect the Santorum campaign to announce the real reason Three Rivers Stadium was torn down -

THEY HAD THE DAMN NAME WRONG!

All you need to know about T-Ricky's residency is in our recent post -

A Four Thousand Word Post!
Re: Tricky Ricky Santorum Residency

Don't worry it's a quick read.

For BACKGROUND on the infamous Pittsburgh Postcard "Prank", read
"Santorum Campaign Freaks Out Over One Itty Bitty Post Card!"

at -
2 Political Junkies

and take the POLL at

Daily Kos


TE / PITTSBURGH / PENNSYLVANIA / PA

6/10/2006

Cool T-RICKS: Presto Chango AND
Now You See It, Now You Don't!

Seems that Will over at AttyTood is reporting on some neat T-Ricks that Tricky Ricky Santorum has performed while going from paper to audio with his book - "It takes a Coward....or whatever"

Presto Chango, our "weird" public schools are now only "strange."

And the section of the book that deals with the Penn Hills cyber school issue has completely DISAPPEARED!

We're guessing there's still some power left in the magic word Abracadabramoff - at least enough power for a lame t-rick attempting to change his record.

As a public service, we posted the original text from his book last July with a translation of what really happened -

IT TAKES A MAN - to tell the truth!

We also wondered if the original working title was "It Takes an Idiot", but now we wonder if the new title for the audio version should be "I Think the Voters are Idiots."

Tricky Ricky / Santorum / Residency / Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania / PA

5/30/2006

T-Ricky Talking Point #1:
How to show it's BULLSHIT!

The Number One T-Ricky talking point is :
"T-Ricky has to live in DC to be close to his familly/work"
(Well, they say "Senator Santorum").
You'll hear, "What do you expect him to do? Commute daily from Pennsylvania?"

(Some of the dumshit wingnuts who live in western PA, don't realize that some people in southeastern PA actually do.)

Witness these recent letters to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

This talking point seems to be accepted as truth, even from some good writers, for example in this piece from Tom Ferrick -

"Rick Santorum, his wife and his six children do not live in Penn Hills, Pa. They live 217 miles away in Leesburg, Va. It's a common arrangement among elected officials who serve in Washington, D.C.
I see nothing wrong with this. Santorum spends most of his time in D.C. He wants to be close to his family. His family lives there with him. End of story."
http://ferrickspoliblog2006.blogspot.com/2006/05/house-on-stevens-lane.html

END OF STORY??? NO, not exactly.

First of all, he lives in LEESBURG, VIRGINA. If he actually lived in DC, that would be the "end of story" because he would automatically have "residence" in ONLY ONE state because the District is not a state.

Instead he chose to LIVE IN VIRGINIA. Just outside DC??? NO. In LEESBURG, VIRGINIA. Leesburg is located in Loudoun County which is THREE counties away from DC.

Our sources tell us that, even though he can use the VIP road through Fairfax county, he has to be spending at least 3 hours per day commuting, or 15 hours per week, MINIMUM.

Tricky Ricky's HOME IN VIRGINIA is nearly 40 miles from DC. (Interestingly, where he LIVES IN VIRGINA is closer to the place of his birth (Winchester, VIRGINA) than it is to DC. For another half hour of driving he could be living in Pennsylvania.

When the Senate is in session, the days ARE long (we've seen it on C-SPAN!). So when does he spend time with his children? Midnight??? Living in Pennsylvania would NOT decrease his time (basically, weekends while the Senate is is session) with his family. He could easily drive home on weekends. He might have justification for living in Virginia if he were representing Texas, but it doesn't fly here.

Now, let's look at some UNFUZZY math.

According to no less an authority than Jon Stewart in "America: The Book", Congress meets approximately 120 days per year. A year has 365 days. So in order to work ONE THIRD of the year in DC he LIVES IN VIRGINA???

OK, let's convert that to 5 day work weeks. The 120 days would be 24 work weeks which leaves 28 WEEKS HE IS NOT WORKING. In percentage, he LIVES IN VIRGINA so that he can work in DC 46% of the year.

And since this Congress might only be in session for 100 days (the "Do Less-Than-Nothing" Congress), he will be LIVING IN VIRGINIA so that he can work -
ABSOLUTE DAYS = 100 / 365 = 27 %
WORK WEEKS = 20 / 52 = 38 %


There are truck drivers, sales people, field technicians and many thousands of Pennsylvanians who spend as many as 50 weeks a year WORKING away from their homes and PENNSYLVANIAN FAMILIES!

HE HAS TO LIVE IN VIRGINA???? GIVE US AN EFFEN BREAK!


Countdown to K.O. T-Ricky:

#5. HE ONLY WORKS ONE THIRD OF THE YEAR (ON AVERAGE A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO DAYS PER WEEK). THIS YEAR WITH THE "DO LESS-THAN-NOTHING" CONGRESS, HE'LL ACTUALLY WORK A LITTLE MORE THAN A QUARTER OF THE YEAR.

#4. WHEN HE DOES WORK HE DOESN'T SEE HIS FAMILY ANYWAY BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE LONG AND, BY CHOICE, SO IS HIS COMMUTE TO VIRGINA. HE WOULD SPEND JUST AS MUCH TIME WITH HIS FAMILY IF HE LIVED IN PA.

#3. THERE ARE MANY THOUSANDS OF PENNSYLVANIA TRUCK DRIVERS, SALES PEOPLE, TECHNICIANS, AND OTHER PROFFESSIONS THAT SPEND 50 WEEKS A YEAR ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES. THEY LIVE IN PENNSYLVANIA AND SO SHOULD HE!

#2 IF THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS LIVING ARRANGEMENT, WHY HAS HE SPENT SO MUCH TIME TELLING LIES AND MAKING WILD ACCUSATIONS IN ORDER TO CARRY ON THE ILLLUSION OFACTUALLY LIVING HERE?

#1. AND THE ZINGER: T-RICKY SAID WHEN HE RAN FOR CONGRESS:
"my primary residence will be in suburban Pittsburgh --unlike my opponent, who lives full-time in Virginia..." and "We're going to raise our family here. We're going to live here in this community." HE IS STILL IN CONGRESS; WHY DOES HE LIVE IN VIRGINA?

WHEN DID HE EVER TELL US HE WAS GOING TO BREAK HIS PROMISE???
WHERE IS THE PRESS RELEASE???
WHAT WAS THE DATE???

His apologists want to have it both ways:

"Oh, there's nothing wrong with him living in Virginia. He wants to be close to his family."
AND at the same time -
Ignore the fact that T-Ricky carried on an eighteen month campaign of LIES and DECEPTION about his residency to cover his previous LIES and THEFT (Penn HIlls School and Allegheny Homestead Tax), which culminated in the smearing of REAL Penn Hills (and Allegheny County) citizens!!!!!?????? AND THAT'S OK?

WTF???

He's been a good illusionist. He's fooled the people of Pennsylvania for a decade and a half. But the Power of Abracadabramoff grows weak.....

The Low-Life, Lying, Lizard* LIVES in Lessburg, Loudoun County, VIRGINA and has lied, lied, LIED...

Now that's the -

END OF STORY!

*Chameleon


TRICKY RICKY / SANTORUM / CYBERGATE / PITTSBURGH / PENNSYLVANIA / PA