BettyC just brought my attention to commenter Betty’s question from her recent post.
A politics question for Adam if he reads this. The traitorous Congressman Scott Perry, who gets way too little coverage as a leader of the Freedon Caucus, is my Congressman in a deep red district. There are two Democrats in the primary, one is a lovely woman running on immigration reform and advocating for women and minorities, absolute losers in this district. The other one is a retired guy from the Army War College focused on education. I would like to know if Adam knows him and, if so, has any thoughts about him he would like to share. His name is Rick Coplen. I don’t want to put this in the Ukraine thread.
Normally I would avoid recommending anyone here do anything but just register to and vote. However, in this case I’m going to make an exception. I have known Rick Coplen since July 2010. He and his wife are both former colleagues who I consider to be good personal friends despite us being out of touch for several years as my career has taken some weird turns and none of those brought me back to Carlisle Barracks. I worked with both of them on several projects when I was assigned at USAWC and I can honestly say that Rick is not just good people, he’s one of the best people. He is an excellent subject matter expert in his area, he was an excellent colleague to me and everyone else as far as I know, and just an all around great person. If I was still assigned at USAWC and lived in his district I’d be voting for him and volunteering to help on his campaign. I cannot speak highly enough about him or his spouse, COL (ret) Lorelei Coplen. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome when I first arrived. Just great, great people all around. Rick is ethical, smart, and thoughtful and so is Lorelei. And they were willing to put up with me as a colleague! So patient too! Just wonderful people. And he’ll make a wonderful member of Congress!
Ok this is on twitter concerning why the British people don’t like trump and I would have sworn it was written by our own Betty Cracker
James Tate on Twitter
@Renie: I’m flattered to be mentioned in the same sentence as that tweet series, which is a thing of beauty!
@Renie: The saddest aspect of that marvelous thread is that it could apply to many others in the GQP. Josh Hawley. Tom Cotton. etc.
Great thread, especially the last few posts!
This is nuts. I stopped by my office to drop offf my already entered tax files and there were six more. What are these people thinking? April 15. Today is April 13! I know the due date is April 18, what with DC Emancipation day and the weekend, but I have no intention of telling those nitwits that.
That’s an awesome endorsement, Adam. Sounds like a great guy.
@Renie: Seems like that guy might want to look at who the British people voted in to be their PM. He shares a lot of similarities with TFG. He’s on his third marriage, won’t answer questions how many kids he has, is a Russian useful idiot at best, lies like he breathes and is incompetent at almost everything except failing upwards. I didn’t even need 15 tweets to explain how repulsive he is.
@Renie: What always bothers me about seeing English people saying what “British people” don’t like about Donald Tramp is how they seem to be unaware of who their Prime Minister is. Or who is in the British Cabinet.
A majority of Americans voted against Tramp in both elections, and his party has lost both elections since he won. The British people gave the wanker who allegedly put his tallywacker in a dead pig’s mouth a majority (and drove the country into two recessions), then blew up relations with all the countries nearby because they hated hearing Polish on the train, and then shuffled on to eventually give huge majorities to Boris Fucking Johnson.
I can take sneering from New Zealanders, but British people can fuck right off speaking for “British people” about Tramp. (Speaking as individual is one thing, but trying to suggest the superiority of the British people is just absurd here.)
There’s another vet running for Senate as a Democrat to replace the odious Kennedy (R-LA). I shared this a few days ago, it’s a great ad and I hope he makes it. No idea what his chances are. He’s calling out the lies.
I have the utmost respect for Dem candidates in deep red states. What a thankless efforts. ?
@sdhays: It looks like that Twitter thread is from a Quora answer that was taken down. The answer was from February 2019. BoJo was elected PM in July 2019.
So, the UK hadn’t quite gone full Q just yet.
And then there’s this vet, running to unseat Greene.
@Another Scott: Still, “Picasso of pettiness” and “even his flaws have flaws” are priceless and no wonder they remind us of Betty Cracker.
Or even the Director’s Cut.
That was a great thread,
So if betty’s assessment is correct, the Democratic primary is between Shamaine Daniels, a 3-term member of the Harrisburg City Council “running on immigration reform and advocating for women and minorities, absolute losers in this district,” and Mr Coplen, who appears to be a newcomer to electoral politics, originally filed for the PA State Senate but switched to the Congressional race “after Eugene DePasquale (D), the former auditor general who lost to [Congressman Scott] Perry in 2020, announced … he wouldn’t seek the nomination.”
PA-10 is actually close enough to me that I could get involved. Coplen looks like the kind of candidate who could give Perry fits, but does he have a chance to make it out of the primary?
@Renie: God lord, that last tweet made me laugh aloud. “If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.” Low praise, indeed.
ETA: Good lord: correct spelling, how did it work?
It’s always projection with these assholes: Mark Meadows removed from NC voter rolls amid fraud investigation https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/13/mark-meadows-north-carolina-removed-voter-rolls/
@Uncle Cosmo: We’ll know soon enough if Coplen can make it past the primary. Pennsylvania’s primaries are May 17, and that’s right around the corner now.
When I looked up the primary date I noticed an interesting story from yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. The headline read, “Trump Sows Chaos in Governor’s Race.” The Inquirer is paywalled for me but I want to look into this.
Thanks so much, Adam! What great news. It would be wonderful to be able to oust the deplorable Scott Perry and replace him with a good guy! Support forthcoming!
@sdhays: That was my reaction. I love the Trump takedown, bu for one thing to suggest the British don’t tolerate bullies is really too much. We have all read about the horrors of life in British boarding schools.
@Uncle Cosmo: Unless I totally misunderstand this District, I would have to think Coplen has a much better chance against Perry than Daniels would. No disrespect to her, but those sound more like Harrisburg values than West Shore ones. Either one would be a vast improvement.
Thanks for the recommendation, Adam, I’ll follow it.
UA: We fked the Muskva!
RU: No! We fked ourselves!
On the same day Zelinskiy gets his stamps cancelled.
Thus end the saga of snake island!
Thanks for the testimonial, Adam.
32:25 YouTube interview and comments with Rick Coplen.
He’s got something on Facebook, but I don’t see a campaign site that non-FB users can access yet.
@Geminid: The Pittsburgh Gazette filled me in on the “Trump sows chaos” story. A Mr. McSwain is a leading Republican candidate for Governor, and he was the U.S. Attorney for eastern Pennsylvania under Trump. This week Trump denounced McSwain for allowing the state’s electoral votes to be “stolen” from him. An anti-endorsement, so to speak.
Another candidate, State Senator Corman from State College, had just filed papers to withdraw from the race, but he rescinded that withdrawal when he heard the news. Meanwhile, McSwain said he was proud of his record and bragged about all the looters and arsonists he put behind bars.
There are several other candidates including former Congressman Lou Barletta.
Thanks Adam. As someone who lives in this district a recommendation is great.