3/18 Ups & Downs

Basketball, the budget and a resignation. See who made this week’s list!

Down ArrowMichael Eakin. This time it’s a unanimous decision on who had the worst week. Michael Eakin resigned from the State Supreme Court on Tuesday. The ex-Justice has been haunted by his emails ever since Seamus McCaffery called him out back in 2014. The renewed accusations of Kathleen Kane and the efforts of his colleagues to protect him ultimately brought him down. The Justice and his legacy will now be yet another casualty of that sordid saga known as “Porngate.”

 

Up Arrow1John Kasich. It’s been a long campaign for Ohio Governor John Kasich. Shunted to the periphery for much of the past year, Kasich finally scored a big victory in his home state on Tuesday. He followed that up with a well-received visit to Villanova University the next day. On top of all that, he got the endorsement of former Gov. Dick Thornburgh and beat back the ballot challenges that threatened his chances in PA. A few more weeks like this and Kasich could have a really chance in the Keystone State.

 

Down ArrowTom Wolf. Once again, Governor Wolf vetoed a GOP budget plan. This time, however, it appears the coalition that held strong over the last nine months is beginning to fray. One Democratic Senator, Andy Dinniman, voted for the GOP bill while another, Lisa Boscola, publicly complained about the budget crisis’ impact on schools. Gov. Wolf might have to consider trying to save face, as a veto override would be a crippling defeat for his Administration.  

 

Down ArrowEd Rendell. The former Governor is the chair of Katie McGinty’s Senate campaign and should be one of her best assets, instead he’s causing headaches. These problems are mainly due to Rendell’s loquacious nature. After twice commenting on the amount of money McGinty needed to raise, the PA GOP took advantage by filing an FEC complaint. Nonetheless, Rendell just keeps on talking. Whenever a campaign surrogate is overshadowing the candidate, that surrogate is doing their candidate a disservice.

 

Up Arrow1Bob Casey and Ryan Costello. Both PA lawmakers were on the congressional team that defeated the Georgetown faculty squad 41-35 in a game that raised $646,000 for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Costello took home “most valuable player” honors.

 

 

The tweet of the week goes to the AP’s Mark Scolforo for digging up Justice Eakin’s most disturbing comments.

The Facebook post of the week goes to Sam Katz for this Trump-ized Gettysburg Address.

Abraham Trump’s Gettysburg Address Thanks. What an incredible crowd. They tell me this is the biggest crowd in the…

Posted by Sam Katz on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

36 Responses

  1. Oh look!! The RETARD troll is pretending I will address him substantively!! Pathetic …

    Pat – I hear you. And I did not mean to suggest that I feel bad for Seth Williams. I do not. In fact – his hiring of Kathy Martin may have been worse that his hiring of Fina. Consider:

    Frank Fina was one of the prosecutors in the “good ol boys”group of bigots that liked to laugh at gays, minorities, and immigrants. He prosecuted people for mis-using their State computers. And then he used his State computer on that racist garbage posted below. That is but one example. There are many others. But Seth Williams hired him anyway.

    When Kane won the AG election, but before she took office, Fina finalized his “unjust” plea deal with Tyron Ali. The 1st Assistant at the OAG, Bruce Beemer, called it “unjust.” Fina dropped all the charges against Ali, Fina let Ali keep the $430K he stole from a non-profit set up to help children. That was taxpayer $$$.

    Con-man Ali’s lawyer is Bob Levant. Fina negotiated that sweet deal, in the 11th hour (right before Kane was set to take over) with Levant.

    And now Fina is suing the AG’s Office for more taxpayer $$$. And guess who one of Frank Fina’s lawyers is? Yep — Bob Levant.

    Rumor has it that Levant has also helped Seth Williams with the FBI’s criminal investigation into Williams.

    Recently – Seth Williams has just created a new position at the DA’s Office – “General Counsel” and “Chief of Staff.” It’s a high paying job. The person he hired just walked off the street into that job. Her name is Kathy Martin and she has zero general counsel experience and hardly any prosecutorial experience.

    But – she is Bob Levant’s wife. It’s no wonder that Williams refuses to fire Fina And just promoted Fina’s buddy – Claude Thomas. They are all in bed together. Levant and Martin are on that stinky mattress too.

    Something is rotten at the DA’s Office.

  2. He also caught you didn’t he? He caught you and well then you went to prison and now you are here. And now you spend what seems like every waking moment fantasizing about him going off to jail…just like you did right?

  3. Ha3 – You said it well below when you typed:

    “[Seth] Williams is a disgrace. His personal life is a mess. He hires and promotes women he is sleeping with. His office is in a mutiny. The FBI is investigating him. If he wasn’t such a pig asshole creep, it would be easy to feel sorry for him.”

    But I do not feel sorry for him at all. He took over an Office that was well run. An Office that had the respect of the Judges, the Police, and the community. He has turned it into a circus.

    From the associations with shady Judges to his hiring of racists and perverts, this guy has been an EPIC FAIL. Whoever convinced him to hire Fina and walk into the circular firing squad that has killed his career should be off his X-Mas card list.

    In the Press, Williams talks about making Philadelphia a safer place to raise our families. But his family is being raised in the suburbs. By his ex-wife that caught him cheating on her. Seth Williams better get fitted for his orange jump-suit. The Feds may get him before MontCo puts on their case against Kane.

    Lynne Abraham was right about Williams. Not a good person.

  4. You can’t argue with these freakin felons bingy. Every post to the site it’s them crying like little babies about Fina and Seth Williams. Fina took your asses to school in Bonusgate and now all you do is come here and comment thinking it will change anything. The same people who win, are the same ones wo always win. Kane is a wreck and is out, Fina can leave and the minute he does will get a book deal or some other crazy thing going so you will never ever win. Accept the fact that your manginity was taken in prison because you are so stupid you got caught. The only thing worse than these felons is when David Diano gets on here playing amateur lawyer and investigator thinking he knows it all. Between the lot of them its like a freakshow where to crazy clowns yell out repervlican and clown car.

  5. Yeah he’s crying all the way to the BANK. Retired RICH supreme court justice compared to a convic ted criminal like you.

  6. LOL – Eakin has been disgraced; perhaps you missed him whimpering ?? I can post a picture if you like … Now he may face criminal charges for the cover-up. Wonder who has flipped!?! Hmmmm

  7. Who lost, he (Eakin) still gets a huge pension has plenty of money and real estate. He’s loaded. Take a wild guess who has more MONEY and LAND. WINNING. Them GOOD OLD BOYS will always be RICH and you will always be a convicted criminal.

  8. Hey buggy- you said the same thing about the “old boys” never losing … But then Michael Eakin was crying like a little girl and then packing up his porn. Word is – he is spending his time trying to closie the “tittle-deficit” he spoke about. LOL. Fina is next.

  9. So sad and pathetic. You criminals will never deal with the fact that Fina was only doing his job when he put you bonusgate criminals in prison. By the way Fina will never lose. He knows all the RIGHT people. TRUST ME.

  10. Pat — In December, 2015, the following was reported:

    Williams left the door open to reevaluating their punishment, which was one day of sensitivity training, but he said the only way for him and others to fairly assess the matter is for all the messages to be made public …

    “I am personally saying mea culpa,” Williams said in an interview last week. “I needed all the evidence, and I didn’t have it. And we need all of it, to restore the public’s trust across this Commonwealth.”

    Why is Seth Williams, the DA of Philadelphia, worried about the rest of the Commonwealth? Shouldn’t he focus in on Philadelphia – where he continues to employ the racist, woman-hating pervert(s) he has on the City’s payroll?

    How many more of Frank Fina’s e-mails does he need to see?? Racist e-mails are not enough? How about the e-mails suggesting females need to perform oral sex on their male bosses to advance their careers? How about the one that suggested that a wife’s place is in the home (ironing and “fucking”and such)?

    And, if e-mails are not enough, what about the fact that Fina lied to the Court in the Penn State case??? The Superior Cours said that his conduct was “highly improper.”

    When is Seth going to re-evaluate? Rumor has it that he already lost his 1st Assistant (career prosecutor Ed McCann, who left for similar job in Montgomery County). We know that his Office is in a mutiny over these racist perverts. How much does Seth need to lose to put this saga behind him? Or perhaps he thinks it is already too late? His association with Corbett Republicans would suggest this might be the case.

  11. “For who? For what”

    And then the failure to charge Shady McCoy.

    Seems like Mr. Williams is obsessed with Eagles Running Backs.

  12. Apparently, a lot has changed since Seth Williams first ran for DA, saying:

    “Some people say I should wait four more years. I say, why? For who? For what?” Williams said. “This is about the victims of crime.”

    The guy that John Dougherty and those 3 thugs attacked is a victim of crime. A victim of violent crime. Lynne Abraham has said that she would have gone after Dougherty. Seth refused to do so.

  13. Hey Seth. What’s the hold? You told Smerconish on CNN that you would re-visit the issue of firing Fina. Well – now he has been found to have lied to the Court in the Penn State case. The Superior Court of PA just found that his conduct was “highly improper.” The Eakin resignation was about restoring trust in the Justice System. What’s taking you so long to move that forward here in Philadelphia?

  14. Rumor has it he lives with his parents again. I wonder if they know what he does all day?

  15. well if any9one would know about sucking it would be HaHaHa. I heard they taught you well in prison.

  16. PAT UNGER; Cynthia Baldwin got caught lying (by omission at least, but I suspect directly)to her “clients” and the Grand Jury in the PSU3 case. What has been done about that? Seemingly, nothing. No indictment for perjury or obstructing justice. But multiple charges had to be dropped against the PSU3. When will her law license be lifted for unethical behavior?

  17. Someday when HaHaHa’s probation ends it can tell us what it was like to look for a job post felony conviction. Luckily I will never have to worry about that.

  18. LOL. The RETARD troll is back. He must be looking for more Ls.

    Next up will be him commenting as cross-dresser “Brandy.”

  19. Look everyone Fina’s felons are conversing with each other. Everyone pay attention to them. Because fina may find something new to charge them with and they may not get computer time again in prison….

  20. Actually, Ha3, it has been reported that Fina sent the racist KFC e-mail to his white wife as well.

    I wonder if he sent the 30 photos of women shoving bananas in each others orifices to his wife too? Or his “motivational posters”? Or the e-mails suggesting that females in the workplace need to perform oral sex on their bosses to advance their careers.

    Someone needs to look into Fina’s efforts, since he got hired by Seth Williams, to keep his vile, racist e-mails a secret. Eakin is gone. His e-mails were not as vile as Fina’s.

    What’s the hold-up, Seth? You told Smerconish you would re-visit the issue of firing Fina. Well – now he has been found to have lied to the Court in the Penn State case. That is your Alma Madre, right Seth? What’s taking you so long?

  21. Look it’s the many faces of HaHaHa. Let’s post about Seth Williams and Frank Fina to cover up the torment of what happened to me in prison. Prison you ask? Why yes I was put in prison by Frank Fina and now that more people know who I am I need to show how angry I am at getting caught. Pervs, Clown Car! FINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. “Michael Eakin. This time it’s a unanimous decision on who had the worst week. Michael Eakin resigned from the State Supreme Court on Tuesday. The ex-Justice has been haunted by his emails ever since Seamus McCaffery called him out back in 2014. The renewed accusations of Kathleen Kane and the efforts of his colleagues to protect him ultimately brought him down. The Justice and his legacy will now be yet another casualty of that sordid saga known as “Porngate.””

    Speaking of efforts to “protect” racist perverts, why isn’t Seth Williams in here with a great big DOWN ARROW? He is still protecting Frank Fina and paying Frank Fina with taxpayer dollars – and Fina’s emails are way more disturbing than Eakin’s.

    And then there is the Superior Court’s recent proclamation that Fina’s conduct in the Penn State case was “highly improper.”

    Now we may have learned why Williams is protecting Frank Fina — $$$. It was revealed this week that Williams is now a Corbett Republican. Williams’ new money man is a Corbett devotee (like Fina, who probably hooked Seth up with his new money man):

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160314_On_the_rocks__Democratic_D_A__Williams_turns_to_GOP_pols_in_Harrisburg.html

    It doesn’t get any worse for a Philadelphia Democrat. KARMA is a mother-fucker. It’s gonna catch up with Williams, DOWN ARROW or not.

  23. Ha3 – Look at Eakin’s deposition above. Is it just a coincidence that Eakin says “ha ha ha” or is that where you got your screen-name?

  24. It was another dreadful week for Seth Williams and the sycophants he has surrounded himself with at the D.A.’s Office.

    We learned that Seth Williams is so hated in Philadelphia that he has to go tp Republicans in Harrisburg to try to raise money. Seth’s new money man is a Corbett guy. Just like the racist woman-hating pervert that Williams keeps paying with taxpayer money -Frank Fina – is a Corbett guy.

    Williams is a disgrace. His personal life is a mess. He hires and promotes women he is sleeping with. His office is in a mutiny. The FBI is investigating him. If he wasn’t such an pig asshole creep, it would be easy to feel sorry for him.

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