Note:  When you would like to reelect your own representative or Senator. Ask them to take the pledge of 76 regrets and make sure they mean it. If they agree to sign the 76 regrets, then maybe they deserve another chance.

This is not a note from the candidate but rather a proposed note that you can ask your representative or Senator to sign to be sure that the same ole crap does not happen in the 113th Congress. When you see "I' below, it is not Brian Kelly, it is the incumbent.

To:  The People -- the Citizens of the United States of America.

From:  Representative name or Senator name

Subject: 76 Regrets: An apology for not serving the nation well in the 111th Congress and in the 112th Congress-Senate. 

Dear People of the United States, 

Answer:  That is a very good question?

First of all, I have not yet made the decision but I am close. Two words can summarize why I would be motivated to run for the Senate in Pennsylvania:

1. Liberty

2. Freedom

As a husband and father, my family is very important in this decision. Four years ago, in the Congressional decision, I considered running and my family and I discussed it at length and I decided not to run. Then two years ago, for the run against Paul Kanjorski, I got major encouragement from my family, though there was still some trepidation about the potential impact on our family unit.  We'd like to remain reasonably private and regular people. At the same time, there are other factors.

This time, more than a year later, I am seriously considering running for the Senate of the United States of America. My family agrees that things are not as good in America as we would like.  They would prefer that one of their uncles would step forward so that we could have honest government. My family and your family know that our biggest problem is our representation in the House and the Senate. We have sent away numerous representatives who have dishonored us and so there is very little trust that either House of Congress will do the right thing. The safe approach for America is that Congress must go, and one of our trusted family members should take over their vacated positions.   

I would be happy to defer my candidacy to a like-minded person if one shows up. Short of that there are a lot of things that are wrong with our country.

Includes links to two presentations featuring Dan Flood and W.C. Fields

 

Link 1: Dan Flood and W.C. Fields agree on Kelly

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Back in 2010, when Brian Kelly ran for Congress he had a few links here that had some pretty famous guys pumping his campaign for Congress. This is not Kelly's Congressional campaign site for, as you know, Brian is considering running for the Senate for all Pennsylvanians. These humorous links are back for those who might remember these two codgers. One had a special love for Philadelphia, and the other for Wilkes-Barre PA. Here is the rest of the article as it existed on the Congress site. Enjoy

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Some of you have come here because you heard that the inimitable Congressman of years back, Daniel J. Flood was back in town.  Let me say this about that.  He was and perhaps may still be. But since you need to know, both he and I are back and we are monitoring how well our boy, Kelly, does in this race.

I had never met Dan Flood until the day Kelly asked me to say what I thought about him in a recorded message.   What Kelly did not say was that his eminence was going to join me.  I had an awful lot to say, especially about things dear to my heart like the virtues (and lack thereof of things like temperance).

Out of nowhere, as you will see or hear if you choose to listen to this diatribe, this Flood guy interrupts me continually.  But, I was able to get a few words in though I never knew the meaning of the term edgewise until I tried to speak while he was sandwiching me in on all sides. Now, that's edgewise...

Kelly wanted me to say that today we were able to obtain through processes known only to a few special people what appears to be myself as well as your eminently ostentatious Congressman for all of Pennsylvania. And both of us have specific messages for the people of Pennsylvania. 

Both of us gave Brian Kelly our full support as you will see when he ran for Congress and we give it again in a US Senate run.  

Click here to get my melodious accolades for what could have been your future Congressman, Brian Kelly and please forgive Congressman Flood for butting in as perhaps he is getting old.  Ah! Yes!

Your friend in fun,

W. C. Fields

BTW, this is twice as long as the Congressman's download so be patient after you click.

Now, where dear Abigail, are the kumquats, Yaaaaaaass! 

Link 2: Dan Flood Endorses Brian Kelly for Congress

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a fine day in Northeastern Pennsylvania indeed. Today we were able to obtain through processes known only to a few special people what appears to be a bonafide endorsement of Brian Kelly for Congress by none other than the former Maestro of Wyoming Valley himself, Congressman Daniel J. Flood.

Click here to hear the Congressman from the past offer some comments about himself and a person --- yes I did say hear.... Well, let's let the Congressman tell you himself... sorta

This also has a bit of a long download time so please be patient. 

 

   

  

No Machine Politics

I think the time is ripe for change -- but not a change in our form of government. A change in representation to the Senate is the right thing to do. The House has been fixed by the people but the Senate is still broken.In my run for COngress in 2010, I rufused to take a dime in contributions and I promised to keep my distance from the corrupt political machine . Let's take a trip back now so we can have a fresh persepctive on the notion of machine politics:

Machine Politics

The Omaha Project is an effective vehicle used by Omaha Public Schools to teach subjects such as history and the history of bad politics. The following is from the Omaha Project:

"Machine politics surreptitiously controlled every urban center of the late 19th century. Based on the traditional system of patronage and usually controlled by a boss, the driving force behind a political machine is the ability of elected public officials to do favors for constituents typically in the form of employment and contracts in exchange for votes.

"Election fraud was rampant and usually ordained by the bosses themselves. In fact, "Big Tim" Sullivan, a New York City ward boss who reportedly rewarded "repeat voters" by giving them a new pair of shoes was quoted as saying...

"When you’ve voted ‘em with their whiskers on, you take ‘em to a barber and scrape off the chin fringe. Then you vote ‘em again… Then to a barber again, off comes the sides and you vote ‘em a third time with the mustache… [Then] clean off the mustache and vote ‘em plain face. That makes every one of ‘em for four votes.”
by Mary Beth Norton, et al. In A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, 6th ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001), 537.

"By far, Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall was the most notorious city boss of the era and of all American history for that matter. He is depicted in, literally, thousands of cartoons; most of which are concerned with his corruption and indulgence."

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to present myself. My name is Jefferson Smith and I am going to Washington. -- if you select me of course.

Jimmy Stewart is one of my favorite actors of all time. He is as Americana as it gets with the perfect touch of honesty that makes even men admire the actor as a "good man," as well as the character the actor is playing.

Judge Napolitano for President!

Oh, but for brave and articulate men and women, we would all be slaves. One of my favorite spokespersons for Freedom in America is Judge Andrew Napolitano.  He is one of the few people who can really fill-in for Glenn Beck and help get that fire going in your gut.

It is our Congress that has given so much power to Unions, to Corporations, and to themselves. About the latter, they don't mind one bit.  If you don't like me or you don't think I have earned the right to represent you because I have never been a politician, please do yourself one favor. Vote out Bob Casey and any Nancy Pelosi / Harry Reid loving Congressman or Senator who has stained the halls of Congress with their deceit and their disregard for the Constitution and the will of their own constituents. 

Vote me out also but give me just one term before you do so. That is OK.  I won't mind, but make sure you include everybody in your bum's list who now is in the process of taking away so many freedoms that we may never be able to get them all back.

Dan Flood Is the inimitable Congressman from Northeastern pennsylvania.

Some of you may have heard that Brian Kelly does a reasonably fine imitation of the Congressman. Kelly also has a mustache.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a fine day in Northeastern Pennsylvania indeed. Today we were able to obtain through processes known only to a few special people what appears to be a bonafide endorsement of Brian Kelly for US Senate by none other than the former Maestro of Wyoming Valley himself, Congressman Daniel J. Flood.

Click here to hear the Congressman from the past offer some comments about himself and a person --- yes I did say hear.... Well, let's let the Congressman tell you himself... sorta