Goose Bumps April 23, 2008January 5, 2017 THE REAL NEWS OUT OF PENNSYLVANIA According to McClatchy Newspapers, ‘Since Jan. 1, more than 178,000 people in Pennsylvania have changed their party affiliations, and 92 percent of them have gone from Republican or independent to Democrat.’ THE DEBT Tom Cuddy: ‘[Re yesterday‘s comment on the National Debt] It’s too late now. There is little chance of voters electing anyone who is fiscally responsible. We have reached the stage in our Republic where the people have discovered they can vote themselves all the money. There will be no return to frugality in our government because we will simply vote in those who promise us the most money and the rich already have the lobbyists.’ ☞ The last Democratic president balanced the budget and I have high hopes the next one eventually will, too. But it’s going to take a while, given the enormous hole dug these past seven years. IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID David: ‘I just saw a DNC TV ad on MSNBC and it gave me goose bumps.’ ☞ Click here. IT’S A LITTA BITTA HEAVEN Your Costa Rican home away from home, now in video. (Click here for guest reviews.) Full disclosure: I own a piece.