Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., of Butler was founded by his father in the early 1950s. Mike Kelly took ownership of the dealership in 1995.
I graduated from Butler High School with George (as he was called in school). I can still remember a speech he gave in Mrs. Seyler's speech class. The topic was something about our summer plans before college. He emphasized that we should spend time with our families before college since we would be going away and not have that quality time in the future.
He'll feel right at home...Congress is full of used car salesmen
politicians and car salesmen. If their mouths are open,they're lyin.
After High School Mike went to Notre Dame. Defensive tackle on the football team.
I wonder what happened to his brother Richard who was in my class at St. Paul's School. Personally, I never liked Geroge Kelly.
Forgot the most important link -from car dealer to husband of gas magnate TW Phillips daughter to Congress. Because without the middle one, there is no link to the other two.
what happened to previous comments,nothing like censorship
Sorry about comments posted recently that are missing here. The Blogger server has been having trouble for the last 2 days. Only now are they back online and I see that comments posted during that time are missing. I hope the comments reappear. I invite you to post your missing comments once again.Thank you, Charles
Kelly is all about budget cuts, but if he were a principled man he never would have accepted the "cash for clunkers" money. I guess his philosphy is "If I can make money off of wasteful government spending, that OK. But, everyone else "my principles tell me to cut."
He should feel right at home...Congress is full of used car salesmen...
Hey, you guys, he's come a long way from sellin cars. He's a big boost for Butler.
He's come a long way from marrying T.W. Phillips' daughter, too. Another gas/oil magnate in the government to give his cronies tax breaks and special treatment.
And just how does he ''boost'' Butler ? He couldn't and didn't boost Butler when he was a city councilman, this is all about him getting what he can for the car business and the gas business, don't kid yourself
He seems like a nice enough guy, but he will end up funneling federal dollars into the pockets of corporate thieves and low life scumbag welfare bums that litter our town. It's the middle glass workers that always get screwed!
Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., located on Rt. 8 south was bought by Mike's father in the early 1950s from Mr. Cheeseman who founded the company that was located in town at the corner of Main and Brady Streets.
Mike I see your getting hammered in this blog.Keep strong and don't listen to all the rhetoric, I would have voted for if I was in your district
When Mike was on Butler City Council he never had one idea. He voted to raise taxes (which he had to do), but to hear him talk the government should never raise taxes. When everyone knows the only solution to Butler's financial situation is to eliminate the paid fire department (unfotunately), Kelly never took a stand.Kelly has no ideas, just platitudes!
Im sure that with the sale of the Phillips gas intrests that the next several generations of Kellys will never feel the comman mans working pains
Just another t-bagger, bought and paid for by multinational corporations eager to put the final dagger in the heart of America's middle class. Rob the poor to give to the rich. Keep voting republican, Butler.
We sure know how to shoot a man down. Christian Butler!
ever hear of seperation of church and state
Mike, Please STOP the Robo Calls!!!!!!
Really glad to see someone take note of the paid fire department in the city. Wow! How many small towns in the country have a paid fire departmant? Mayor Stock knows that it has to go, but she is too weak to make it happen. A volunteer company would really help save the city. Hey, let's make all of the welfare bums become fire fighters. We would have a full staff of fire fighters in almost every house.
Every time someone bad mouths a person, place, or thing on this Great Blog I get a bad feeling. Do these anonymous writers feel that they should try and spread there negative outlook? Or is it only one anonymous person thinking he or she is just being funny. I was taught: If you can't say something nice about someone- say nothing at all. I suggest that it be required that people posting on the blog be required to tell who they are. I am Garris Graham
Keep your goofy ideas to yourself Garris Graham. That sounds like a made up name to me. Tell us where you live oh brave one.
He has more B-LLS THAN YOU HE PRINTED HIS NAME
How do you know what Garris has? Could be a female, could be an assumed name,
just did an internet search and there is NO Garris Graham in Butler, Pa. So there you have it. Even those who post their names are nothing more than anonymous. Sorry Garris, you don't exist.
Congressman Kelly is only one man in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has to work together with other elected officials whose agendas may be very different from his. It is good to have someone from the Butler area to represent us for a change. Has anyone contacted his office to make known your issues that you would like him to address while he is in Congress? There are a lot of old problems that came out of Nancy Pelosi's era that need attention and those problems won't go away any time soon - like "Obama-care". Now we all have a new problem -- the ridiculous price of a gallon of gas.
yes . if you would read the letter to the editor in the butler eagle today 5/23/11 he was given a list of questions to answer regaurding the rep budgit tax breaks for the rich and throw grandma under the bus medicare cuts etc i guess he can not peel our pain through the money he is sitting on
Looks like Nick F would like to see the tax payers pay for him and all of his needs. Oh what a perfect little Socialist.
I wonder why someone commented that a person named Garris Graham does not live in Butler and/or is not real? Don't you know that many former Butlerites who live all over the U.S.A. read this blog and comment on it. I am a former resident of Butler who now lives in Texas. The stories about Butler and the people who live there are still interesting to me.
Garris, don't you have a border to watch?
T-baggers who make "socialist" and "Obamacare" comments just parrot Rush Limpballs daily hate-filled rants designed to divide America while rich Congressmen like Kelly and his millionaire repug chronies take it all for themselves. Dimwits who support these crooks show how truly stupid they are by voting against their own best interests, election after election, dancing to FOX toons while Rome burns. And if Garris is so "never say a bad word about anyone," why is she/he badmouthing all us badmouthers?
This Country was not built by or is not maintained by you mindless liberals that live with your hands out. I for one am tired of taking care of the lazy. Let's cut them off so we can do more to help the helpless.Definition of a liberal....one who seeks the credit for taking from one and giving to another.
Your definition of a liberal describes a politician to a tee
Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., located on Rt. 8 south was bought by Mike's father in the early 1950s from Mr. Cheeseman who founded the company that was located in town at the corner of Main and Brady Streets. May 18, 2011The above comment posted is wrong. I can't remember the gentlemans name, but he owned it between Cheeseman and Kelly, Called it "Standard Motor Company" Later, he called it "Standard Chevrolet Cadillac"
Garris Graham graduated from BHS in 1958. His dad was a city councilman for a number of years. Played a little football for BHS himself along with Bill Saul. George Snyder BHS58
You had Congressman Anthony tweetin' Wieners; wonder if Congressman Kelly might start twittering Cadillacs?
"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative." - John Stuart Mill
All Masons aren't Shriners but all Shriners are Masons
John Stuart Mill knew how to call em!
Garris Graham does exist. He is a friend of mine and now lives in Ocala Florida. Graduated from BHS in 1958. Played football for the Golden Tornado
You know, there are some people who think I don't like Conservatives. I like them just fine, it's the ideas of this new wave of far, far Right people I have trouble understanding. Science is bad? The wealthy have your best interests at heart? Sorry, I must be stupid because I just don't get it! Even the patron saint of Conservatism, Ayn Rand, finally broke down and went on social security, a program she wanted with all her heart to crush and throw away. If you think social security is socialism, then in the end she was a socialist. Why would you think that government is the enemy or that we are wasting money on social programs that keep your fellow citizens, possibly even your own family, from starving to death, from getting sick and dying in the streets from a curable and/or preventable disease or condition? Really, do you think it is better to build up Iraq and Afghanistan, or to even have gone to war in Iraq or Lybia and spent precious blood and treasure, when our own nation is falling into the crapper? Why? No, really, why? Why do you think Paul Ryan's plan is the best? Because it does away with social programs you hate, because you do not understand that a healthy nation that takes care of its own is a good place to live? Some scream "American Exceptionalism" and fail to realize that will soon come to mean that we are the only nation amongst the industrialized nations to have a death rate almost as great as that of the poorest nations on Earth. Do we want to see the return of TB and diptheria and other diseases because we fail to provide affordable health care to everyone? I believe that if Paul Ryan and others were seriously seeking ways to bring down the debt and deficeit, they would look beyond the programs they target. Why do we spend huge amounts of money keeping troops in Iraq and Europe? Why do we seem to want to bomb or invade anyone and everyone whom we deem unfit for running a nation? I don't like the Lybian regime, and I sure as heck did not like Saddam Hussein, but we have spent billions, if not trillions of dollars, have lost far too many lives to make those places only marginally safe or free for their people, but we have not yet spent a lot of time and effort on ourselves. Please think before you espouse causes you think are good but which are not. Think about making the USA a better place before you worry about us becoming "socialist", a word many of those screaming loudest seem not to understand at all. And if social security, medicare and medicaid are socialism, I can live with that. Maybe I can live longer because of that. Maybe you will too. Thank you.
If Mike Kelly is so against wasteful government spending, then why did he accept "cash for clunkers" money?Has he ever been questioned on that or given answer regarding that?
Mike can not be bothered answering working class questions right now He is waiting for his cut of 1.76 billion from the sale of Phillips companies his ship has come in
Lawmakers’ help soughtThe 145 workers at Reynolds Food Packaging in Grove City are losing their jobs due to a plant closing. The equipment and machinery will be moved to other Reynolds plants in the United States, and some products that were produced by the workers in Mercer County will be produced overseas.Even though some of their jobs are being shipped overseas, the workers of our plant have been denied retraining under Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has been writing letters in support of the workers since Reynolds made the announcement of the plant closing. When Casey’s office was informed that the workers had been denied the opportunity to be retrained, Casey asked that the workers’ appeal be reconsidered by the Employment and Training Administration, since workers at another Reynolds facility had been certified for retraining. The circumstances at that other plant were very similar to the situation at Grove City.No one is asking for a handout, just help in learning new job skills.The offices of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly have been contacted, but neither their offices nor the two lawmakers have responded.The displaced workers of Mercer County deserve more than just Casey working on behalf of their interests. All of our federal representatives should be working hard for equal treatment of our workers.Kelly talks the talk about wanting to bring jobs to our area but is doing nothing to help the workers in question.Anna J. Rickert Hadley, Mercer County President, Local 5306 United Steelworkers of America
Being a social liberal means you are cool. Being a fiscal liberal means you are a fool!
Kelly dodging dialogueI would like to nominate U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly for the Most Unresponsive Member of Congress Award. For more than seven weeks, a group of his constituents in the 3rd Congressional District has been trying to get answers from him regarding his vote on Medicare, but Kelly is nowhere to be found.The measure to which I am referring is the budget plan unveiled by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Under the Ryan proposal, Medicare would be changed to a voucher-type program but would not impact anyone over 55 at the time of the measure’s passage.Kelly doesn’t even pretend to care about his constituents’ concerns by sending a written response or even a form letter.According to his staff, he does not keep regular office hours in his home district offices, and his town hall meetings are few and far between. Finding Kelly is like playing “Where’s Waldo?”It might be news to Kelly, but elected officials are supposed to represent all of their constituents and care about their concerns. Kelly clearly does not.During his campaign, he criticized former U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper for not holding enough town hall meetings at the time the health care bill was being considered when, in fact, she held 19 in the month of August 2009.Where are the town hall meetings Kelly promised to hold, if elected?It might be news to Kelly, but he was elected. So, he should come forward and give the people what they want.He always says “don’t dance around me.” Well, we’re not dancing. We’re stomping.Jon Tirk Butler
Married big money, nice enough guy who demonstrated decent generosity but allow himself to have ego stroked by Tea Party types. He drank the Kool-Aid and is in lock-step with extremists that do NOT represent his constituents.
Hey djb. Have you been stupid all of your life or is this something new?
Snappy repartee for a t-bagger.
http://www.redstate.com/aglanon/2011/06/23/rep-mike-kelly-of-pennsylvania-in-defense-of-the-ryan-budget/Check out Mike Kelly, on the floor, in his own words.
Watched. Kelly doesn't say anything. Doesn't offer any solutions. Typical t-bagger raging. Where was the rage during the Bush years when the republicans raised the debt ceiling over and over? Guys like Kelly were fat and silent.
I see Kelly folded like a cheap suitecase and voted for the debt ceiling, so much for his tea party title, just another politico bought and paid for
Kelly turns liberal and goes along with Washington as usual. Liberal Kelly must think that we can borrow and spend our way to properity.
No need to slander liberals by calling Kelly one.
If liberalism isn't defeated America will crumble. It is really that simple.
yeah and guys like Kelly are given a hammer and chisel and told go at it
Liberalism built this country. The rightwingnuts are destroying it, bit by bit.
I found many postings from "Anonymous" extremely offensive. What is your beef with the Phillips name? Why drag ALL of them through the mud. They have done an enormous amount of philanthropic work in your community! Ungrateful! FYI: Not ALL Phillips family ancestors are rolling in cash, buddy!!! I'm Victor Phillips' granddaughter and believe me my parents are hard working, never asked for a handout from him. And we are not so-called Oil magnates or heirs to some crazy sum of a fortune you seem to think. As for my Uncle George, he is the kindest man you will ever know, if you'd grow up and try. And he married my Aunt out of love, not money. You have no idea what you are saying, just plain character assassination of a good, hard working, family man. He sold cars, who cares? Focus on his politics, not attacking him or his family personally.
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