My Take On The Jesse White Mess
I have not really had much time to react on the Jesse White so called scandal. Mostly because I had been dealing with a death in the family and became oblivious to the news for over 2 weeks. Also I did not bother with social media at all for that time. When I resurfaced I read an apology form Jesse to a few of his constituents. Confused I started looking into what went on while I was away.
Remember, while I don’t agree with some of the tactics used by Jesse White (On his own time, and on his own computer and the such.) It is done all the time on blogs, social media, and comment sections of online newspapers. I can understand why he may have decided to use these tactics. As a citizen he will get away with this every time, but as a elected official who is in the sights of the industry and government departments not so much.
In the past years the Natural Gas Industry and their paid mouth pieces have been slamming and slandering Jesse White and others who have been questioning many of the practices the industry uses. From the chemicals that they don’t report, to their bullying to get communities rollover.
Jesse White has been a thorn in the side of the industry and government offices that tend to side with the industry over the protection of the citizenry. (Namely the Pa. DEP.) If I have learned anything from my years of political research it is, If you can start a scandal you tie your oppositions’ hands and they tend to back-off. Act 13 is due up soon and other gas industry related issues and Jesse is one of the best watch dogs we have when it comes to the Gas Industry. (You do the math.)
If you do a little digging into the entities really pushing to try and blow this wide open and get rid of Jesse White or, at least discredit him you will find that Gas Industry dollars weigh heavy on why they are pushing, (This includes our government.)
If anything, this a warning to anyone who would dare take on the untouchable Fracking Industry. They are showing that their tentacles reach many entities which can be used to bring you down.
This Should Worry You
There is something taking place which should bother even the most law-abiding internet user. There are two Pa. District Attorneys who are looking into bringing a case against Jesse White for using aliases when posting some comments online. They both side with the Industry and both are Republican going after a Democrat.
District attorneys in two counties are investigating state Rep. Jesse White’s use of Internet aliases to slam opponents.
Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said Thursday he is helping with Washington County’s investigation.
Marsico said his involvement, in part, is to determine whether White, a Cecil Democrat, committed any crimes and, if so, whether any occurred in Harrisburg.
“We’re trying to see what’s appropriate here,” said Washington County District Attorney Eugene Vittone.
Now think for a minute, we have all used a alias or not sign a post at all. Come on, do they really think my name is AmericanBadass607 or ABA607. If people really want to find out who I am it is easy, and everyone should be aware of that. However, to bring someone, or to waste tax payers dollars to try and bring someone to court for commenting under an alias is ridiculous and dangerous for us. Do you really think that everyone on FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter, or, My Space is who they say they are? Really?
Ps. In the news paper article they say he used the aliases to slam opponents, that is a half truth. This was done to other people using aliases on boards bashing him. The Pittsburgh Trib-Live tends sides with the industry who pours advertizing money into their coffers.