Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Breaks With Democrats During Debate, Brands Trump Impeachment 'Divisive': “If impeachment is driven by these hyper-partisan interests, it will only further divide an already terribly divided country,” Gabbard said.
Why Democrats Should Be Worried Elizabeth Warren Is The Frontrunner: Elizabeth Warren’s inability or unwillingness to answer questions about the cost of her major policy ideas is going to be a problem for Democrats.
Diplomat Testified Obama Admin Orchestrated Ukraine Prosecutor's Ouster: A top U.S. diplomat testified yesterday that the Obama admin orchestrated the ouster of the Ukraine prosecutor investigating a Biden-connected company.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Only Voters Can Stop The Impeachment Cycle From Further Escalating: The first electoral cycle is that of presidential impeachments; the second is that of Supreme Court nominations. Soon the two cycles may intersect.
Monday, October 14, 2019
New FISA Court Opinion Reveals More Illegal FBI Spying On Americans: Near-absolute power have corrupted the intelligence community so it now threatens our freedoms and ability to hold elections, says the FISA court.
CNN Whistleblower Reveals Network 'Vendetta' Against Trump, Obsession With Impeachment: A whistleblower leaked a video in which CNN President Jeff Zucker encourages employees to push the impeachment narrative.
Friday, October 11, 2019
6 Ways Salem Witch Trials Were Fairer Than Dems’ Impeachment Inquiry: Witches in 1692 knew exactly what law they stood accused of violating because New England witch hunters respected due process more than Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi do.
You Don't Need To Be A Scientist To Be Skeptical Of Climate Alarmism: An ambiguous, unverifiable climate change crisis that only the state has the means or authority to combat is a blank check to power.
Andrew McCarthy Unravels The Real Russia Collusion Narrative: Andy McCarthy's new book, 'Ball of Collusion,' is a look at how Clinton and Obama weaponized a counterintelligence investigation.
Monday, October 07, 2019
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Anti-Trump Whistleblower Colluded With House Dems Before Complaint: The anti-Trump whistleblower and his CIA colleagues actively colluded with House Democrats before filing a complaint with the inspector general.
It's Not A Crime For Trump To Ask China And Ukraine To Investigate Biden: Today the president reiterated that he wants Ukraine and China to investigate Joe Biden. Democrats have not made clear why that is a crime.
According To Hunter Biden, Joe Biden Lied About Ukraine: Joe Biden told a reporter that he never discussed his son's overseas business dealings, but Hunter Biden told The New Yorker a different story.
Why The Star Wars Franchise's Decline Is A True Loss For Americans: To destroy what was perhaps the world’s most valuable cinematic intellectual property in less than five years is admittedly an impressive achievement.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Trump Demanded Accountability Of Nations That Fed Russia Hoax: President Donald Trump urged the Australian prime minister to work with the Department of Justice to investigate the origins of Russian collusion.
How The Left's Immense Cultural Power Affects Politics: Much of our current divisiveness and polarization stems from the imbalance between the left's media power and the right's political power.
Americans are voting with their dollars with an eye toward 2020: The top 3 Democratic White House hopefuls took in a collective $56M over the last three months. President Donald Trump and the GOP raised $125M over the same time period. So much for the corrupt liberal media telling us that support for Trump is waning.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
The left-wing media hates President Trump so much they feel compelled to make stuff up. No wonder public trust in the news media is at an all-time low. Trump has been right all along about Fake News.
Their Turn: ABC, CBS LIE About ‘Favor’ Trump Asked of Ukraine President
Intel Community Secretly Nixed Whistleblower Demand Of First-Hand Info: Federal records show the intel community secretly revised a whistleblower complaint form to eliminate the requirement of first-hand knowledge of wrongdoing.
CNN Cut 540 Words To Frame Trump For 'Favor' He Never Requested: CNN and other outlets skipped an entire section of the released and unredacted transcript of a phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president.
Congressional Democrats Have No Credibility On Impeachment: Whatever your opinion of Trump, congressional Democrats have squandered the confidence of the American people, and can’t be trusted with impeachment.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Since Obamacare, Waiting Lists For Disabled Care Grew 40 Percent: Each of the Democrat candidates’ proposals would expand Washington’s role, and sabotage private insurance like Obamacare did.
Posted by TONY PHYRILLAS at Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Media Corruption On Perfect Display In One Washington Post Paragraph: Every assertion of this paragraph isn't just wrong, but the opposite of right. In each sentence, Trump is being blamed for things his opponents have done.
Like Russian Collusion, Ukraine Hysteria Is Projection By Dems, Media: The only 2016 campaign that colluded with Russia was Hillary Clinton's, and the only 2020 candidate who bribed Ukraine to fire a prosecutor is Joe Biden.
NeverTrumper Suggests Trump Should Be Executed For Ukraine Call: Former Massachusetts Republican governor Bill Weld argued that the president could face execution over a conversation with the Ukrainian president.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The U.S. Doesn't Need An Afghanistan Deal. We Just Need To Leave: The United States’ top priority should be leaving Afghanistan, not securing a deal that would mostly be a public relations win.
Andrew Yang Has More Support Than Kamala Harris In Her Home State, New Poll Reveals: A new Emerson poll shows entrepreneur Andrew Yang polling ahead of Kamala Harris in California, Harris' home state.
When EU Becomes An Empire, Its Clash With The U.S. Is Inevitable: 'The world of tomorrow is a world of empires, in which we can only defend your interests in a European framework,' says a key EU leader.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Why Plastic Straws Are Actually Better For The Planet Than Paper Straws: Don't be convinced you're saving Earth by drinking out of a terrible straw. Plastic straws aren't killing the planet, and science can’t stop proving it.
Witnesses Defended Kavanaugh. NYT Authors Falsely Claimed Silence: A new Atlantic-published excerpt of the book attempts to resurrect Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly's anti-Kavanaugh smears but once again has a major error.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Average U.S. FICO Score Hits All-Time High Thanks To Trump Economy: Americans' average FICO score has hit an all-time high with a reported average national credit score of 706, a score FICO considers 'great.'
My name pops up in a lot of places on the Internet because I work for a newspaper and have been known to write a story or two. Or 5,000 or 6,000 … but who’s counting? I’ve also posted hundreds of my opinion columns online ... way back when I had the time to write columns.
Once in a while, my name pops up in the strangest places. Until recently, I had no idea that I was mentioned in a book.
It wasn’t exactly a best seller, but there I am on page 456 of “Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns” by James Prickette. I gotta hand it to Mr. Prickette for doing extensive research on the actors who appeared in a series of classic 1960s movies directed by the legendary Sergio Leone.
So how do I fit in with Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Sergio Leone? This is where I applaud Mr. Prickette for doing his homework.
I wrote an article way back in 1989 about actor Lee Van Cleef, who died of a heart attack that December at age of 64. While his name may not have been a household word, everyone who has ever watched Westerns will instantly recognize Van Cleef. It’s a face you won't soon forget.
He’s best known for the “Spaghetti Westerns” that were critical and box-office hits in the mid-1960s and made a star out of a little-known TV actor named Clint Eastwood. Van Cleef played Eastwood’s arch-rival in two of the films, “For A Few Dollars More” in 1965 and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” in 1966.
In the latter film, Van Cleef played “the Bad” of the title trio, with Eastwood (“the Good”) and Eli Wallach (“the Ugly”) handling the other two leads.
I wasn’t working for Variety magazine or The Hollywood Reporter at the time of Van Cleef’s death. Turns out the actor was a native of Somerville, N.J., and I was an editor at the Somerset Messenger Gazette, a community newspaper based in Somerville.
I was also the biggest Clint Eastwood fan around and everyone at the newspaper knew it. While I normally assigned stories to reporters, I decided to write about Van Cleef's untimely passing myself.
It was the first and so far the only opportunity to mention my favorite actor — Clint Eastwood — in a news story.
The article I wrote was titled, “Somerville remembers the good side of a ‘bad guy’” and I was able to track down several local residents who grew up with Van Cleef and remembered him fondly before he went off to Hollywood to make a name for himself in moving pictures.
Back to James Prickette and his book. The author billed the book as “A unique reference book, jammed full of informational tidbits about some of our favorite actors of the genre…”
And he certainly did find unique information, referencing the article I wrote in which I recounted that a young Lee Van Cleef wrote a column for The Messenger Gazette about his experiences in Hollywood. The newspaper featured many dispatches about Van Cleef as his career blossomed in television and eventually the big screen.
Not every small town can boast a well-known actor. Van Cleef would often write letters of thanks to The Messenger Gazette, expressing his gratitude for publicity about his acting career chronicled in his hometown paper.
Prickette used that anecdote and a few others from my article in his book.
So there you have it. A nearly 30-year-old article about Lee Van Cleef found its way into a book and immortality … as long as Google is around.
Tony Phyrillas is editor of The Mercury in Pottstown and remains a huge Clint Eastwood fan to this day.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Democrat Rep's Wife Demands Free Marriage Counseling In Health Plan: If Democrats don’t like Obamacare plans for themselves, then why did they force all Americans to buy this insurance under penalty of taxation?
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Democrats Continue To Turn On The Constitution: I'm sorry the Constitution is an annoyance, but the state isn’t here to give you everything you want—not even if what you want is extraordinarily popular.
Bloomberg Hit Piece Is Why Americans Distrust The Media: Ben Penn’s smear of Leif Olson is the latest example of how cancel culture is hollowing out civic life and undermining the media’s credibility.
Dems Propose First Gun Grab Since Lexington And Concord: The media should stop using phrases like 'mandatory gun buybacks.' What Democrats propose is the first-ever national confiscation of guns.
The New Star Wars Land Is Proof Disney Has Lost Its Way: The opening of Star Wars Land represents the continuation of Disney's trend: focusing almost exclusively on sequels, remakes, and marketing.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Women Surpass Men As Majority Of The College-Educated Labor Force: With no systematic discrimination preventing you from having a fulfilling life and a rewarding career, this is the best time to be a woman in America.
AOC's Instagram Rant Confirms Her Cluelessness About Climate Change: During an Instagram video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discussed her thoughts on climate change. Her comments were riddled with factual inaccuracies.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
CNN Just Paid Off Another Corrupt Deep State Leaker With A TV Contract: CNN announced Thursday it has Andrew McCabe on as a contributor after criticizing other network hirings of former White House officials.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
My Son's Orientation At Virginia Tech Was Full Of Leftist Propaganda: Now that I have witnessed college propaganda firsthand, I refuse to ignore the indefensible and discriminatory behavior of the liberal campus bullies.
Stop Believing The Big Lie That Washington Can Solve All Our Problems: Too many think we no longer need to roll up our sleeves and work, bottom-up, to earn a growing economy, a just society, or a stronger nation.
Scholastic's New Catalog Hawks Books To Stuff Kids With Identity Politics: The world's largest publisher and distributor of books to kids, Scholastic has gone full woke. You won't believe the garbage they're selling.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives: A recently released transcript shows just how biased the New York Times really is and how little they want to do to fix it.
Posted by TONY PHYRILLAS at Sunday, August 18, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Basic Math Proves Prog Agenda Can't Be Funded By Soaking The Rich: A new study revealed that it is mathematically impossible to pay for Democrats' proposals without dramatically raising taxes on the middle class.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Why Mass Illegal Immigration Probably Costs More Than You've Been Told: Illegal immigration looks good for the economy on the surface, but a deeper look reveals exorbitant costs that hurt some of the worst-off in America.
8 Back-to-School Books To Protect Students Against Leftist Brainwashing: High schools and colleges have become factories of anti-American, leftist indoctrination. Here are eight books every student needs to balance the fight.
Thursday, August 08, 2019
We Killed God, Family, And Community — And Now It's Killing Us: With the destruction of the family, the church, and the community, the outcome is predictable: isolation, depression, despondency, drug abuse, and death.
Republicans Boycott Twitter Ads Over McConnell Campaign Lockout: The NRCC became the latest organization to announce it would stop advertising on Twitter after the platform suspended Mitch McConnell's campaign account.
Gun Controllers Should Support Banning Alcohol And Cigarettes, Too: If gun control advocates are really worried about fatality numbers, restrictive firearm policies are not the place to start.