According to The Morning Call reporter JOHN L. MICEK, it was just before midnight, at 11:45 P.M. to be precise, that Governor Tom Corbett signed the general appropriation bill — “the key component of the $ 27.66 billion state budget” — into actual Commonwealth of Pennsylvania law.
What Micek did not mention, because he probably has very few, if any, subscription-paying readers in upstate New York, was that the Governor of Pennsylvania, with his signature, also issued a death sentence to poor ole’, caught-in-the-crossfire DAX, the official mascot of the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Phantoms.
AHL mascots do not have access to ACLU lawyers, unlike illegal aliens, er, ah, undocumented persons. Disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department is unlikely to do much to have President Obama declare a Federal pardon or anything of the sort. Maybe if Dax had been a well-connected Solyndra executive or something …
We are talking Dead Mascot walking, Yo! A textbook Man-caused Disaster — Dax gets the axe. Who’s gonna tell the children that it was all done for the development and progress of Chairman Pawlowski’s record-smashing $ 158.0 million dollar Palace of Sport?