John's Blog

With some luck, I can get a good start on things tonight

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Although trick-or-treaters may have been out another night, this is the official holiday. To celebrate, do something spooky, like watch MSNBC or listen to NPR. If you get too frightened, just turn it off. And don’t worry, these … Read more>

It will be interesting to see what he says

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 30, 2014

After three weeks of having a schedule with absolutely no time to catch up, I’m trying to do so now. My schedule this week isn’t nearly as full, so I can start to see some daylight. Today, the Senator who … Read more>

Maybe the taxpayers can save a little money with this vacancy

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 29, 2014

The news about the Supreme Court today concerns the filling of the vacancy created by the retirement of Seamus McCaffery. There are a couple of names being floated, one is a former Senator who has been described as very pro … Read more>

Proof of an agenda

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 27, 2014

Johnny’s on his way back to Houston this evening. We had a beautiful Fall weather day and he commented that he misses weather like this. There’s nothing better than the four distinct seasons we experience in PA. And speaking of … Read more>

It will be good to see him

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 26, 2014

The papers today had predominately, you guessed it, stories about the gubernatorial election. There were a couple about the email scandal including stories about the problems on the Supreme Court and the reaches of this into the entire court system. … Read more>

It passed the Charlotte test

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 25, 2014

I had a full schedule today including a pancake breakfast, an Eagle Scout ceremony, a dinner and a ribbon cutting. The ribbon cutting was interesting and ultimately included a haircut. Joe Martin opened Martin’s Barber School by the Huntingdon County … Read more>

This was an excellent presentation

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 24, 2014

I attended the R.C.&D. meeting in Bedford County then went to the Bedford Chamber’s luncheon featuring Sec. of Ag George Greig. The Secretary is a very nice person and is liked and respected everywhere he goes. I enjoyed spending time … Read more>

It’s not letting up anytime soon

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 23, 2014

I attended a ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon and a dinner tonight. I got a little more scheduling done today and worked on plenty of other things. My schedule has been super packed as of late. I apologize to people … Read more>

The hearing went smoothly for this very contentious issue

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 22, 2014

I attended the Huntingdon County Chamber Breakfast this morning and heard a presentation on illegal drug activity from the District Attorney and the commanding officer of the Huntingdon State Police barracks. The Trooper brought look-a-like samples of drugs and the … Read more>

I don’t have a favorite at this point

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 21, 2014

The email scandal had another casualty today as a Supreme Court Justice was suspended during the investigation into his conduct. As I said before, this situation has been a mess internally for the court. It will be something to watch. … Read more>