Dear David. August 18, 2020.

David DeAngelo Pittsburgh

Dear David, The DNC 2020 starts today. I don’t typically watch the conventions except the high-profile speeches and monitoring the platform itself. And attending a convention would be a nightmare for my socially anxious self unless I could sit in a very private box like at PNC Park. Pre-COVID. It occurs to me that a […]

Northside Democratic Committeeman Insists Eileen Kelly Remove Pro-Trump Democratic Ward Chair

Eileen Kelly Jeff Anesin

“You snowflakes forget it freedom of speech in this country I wear what the fuck I want to wear!” ~ Jeff Anesin, Allegheny County Democratic Committee, 24th Ward Chair I caught this on Facebook yesterday – another chapter in the saga of pro-Trump Democrats in the Allegheny County Democratic Committee. I’m guessing Eileen Kelly, Adam […]

Ross Township Commissioner and ACDC Committee Member Patrick Mullin Sharing anti-LGBTQ, welfare-shaming content on Facebook

Content note – homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, Allegheny County Democrats, suburban life, ageism, welfare shaming Also please note the original version of the essay contained a pivotal typographical error. That has been corrected. People are sending me Trump social media content shared by other ACDC members. This one gets to me. Patrick Mullin holds two […]

Should You Send Me Screen Shots of Your ACDC Members Pro-Trump Social Media Content?

ACDC Trump Supporter Files

Soon after I published the post yesterday with 40 pro-Trump/MAGA images shared by Allegheny County Democratic Committee member and ward chair, Jeff ‘Bean’ Anesin, the tips about other members hit my inbox. It is important to create a repository to illustrate that the magnitude of the members of the local Democratic Committee and the Democratic […]

Proof that Allegheny County Democratic Committee Members Support Trump

Allegheny County Democrats

Content Note: racism, misogyny, misogynoir, ableism, sexism, homophobia, pro-Trump content, xenophobia, sexualizing young girls, Democrats, politicians Recently, several local media outlets have disclosed social media content posted, mainly on Facebook, by a ward chair of the Allegheny County Democrat Committee, Jeff ‘Bean’ Anesin. While a few of the posts suggest that Anesin is a Trump […]

Allegheny County Democrat Committee is Not a Safe Space, Especially for Black Women

Summer_Lee_Jessica_Beham

They had one job. Endorse Democrats best suited for their respective offices. Somehow the Allegheny County Democratic Party interpreted that to mean 1) endorse a Trump supporter and 2) support misogynoir. In so doing, the ACDC has once again demonstrated that they are an actual threat to democracy, common sense, good government, and marginalized folks. […]

That Time When Dan Onorato Didn’t Make Me Cry

Pittsburgh politics

Eleanor Roosevelt said: “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Tell us about a time you felt your strength. First of all, Eleanor Roosevelt probably didn’t say this. Many other people have said it, including Phyllis Schlafley and Hillary Clinton, […]

Martin Schmotzer’s Ongoing Disregard For the Law

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Seriously, I cannot believe I have to write about this. I swore I was done with this election because there’s no candidate that resonates with me. Today, Schmotzer came to our house and shoved a door hanger type flyer through the mail slot. I hate this. Local community groups, pizza shops and random business types […]