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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Obama Behind The Wheel


250,000 in Pa. could lose Obamacare subsidies

Federal appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies

Democrat Tom Wolf flip flops on Pa. pension crisis

After denying for months that Pennsylvania has a public pension crisis, Democrat Tom Wolf, running for governor, now says he's going to work with the Republican-controlled Legislature to solve the problem. This would be the same Republican-controlled Legislature what won't even work with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett on the state's pension woes, so what are Wolf's chances? Slim and none ... and slim was last seen leaving Harrisburg weeks ago.

Wolf says he'll work with Legislature to deal with pension woes

Lights out for Christians in Mosul

Lights out for Christians in Mosul | Human Events

Sitting Down On The Job


Dr. Ben Carson: Costco and the perils of mixing politics and business

CARSON: Costco and the perils of mixing politics and business - Washington Times

Bill O'Reilly: Americans Not Paying Attention to How Obama Screwed Up

O'Reilly: Americans Not Paying Attention to How Obama Screwed Up | Truth Revolt

Columnist: Losing track of all the Obama coverups

Katie Pavlich: A cover-up by any other name

Monday, July 21, 2014

5 months off: Martha's Vineyard break will put Obama over 140 days on vacation

5 months off: Martha's Vineyard break will put Obama over 140 days on vacation | WashingtonExaminer.com

Pa. residents protest arrival of 60 illegals in Berks County

National debate on Central American immigrants sparks protests | Reading Eagle - NEWS

Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' tops $11M at box-office

"America," the new documentary by filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza continues to do well at the box-office, adding another $1.6 million over the July 18-20 weekend to bring its four-week total to $11.4 million.

The film is already among the Top 20 most successful documentaries of all time and ranks No. 7 in the "Political Documentary" genre.

The Biblical roots of Obamacare?


Myths busted at climate change conference

Myths busted at climate change conference | Human Events

Free trips by members of Congress called into question

Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips

US debt tops $18 trillion under Obama

Gregg: Easier to add debt than choose | TheHill

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Report: Two-thirds of illegal immigrant children approved for asylum

Two-thirds of illegal immigrant children approved for asylum: report - Washington Times

Cyprus President Speech For The Fallen In Turkish Invasion Of Cyprus

Cyprus Expat | Blog: Cyprus President Speech For The Fallen In Turkish Invasion Of Cyprus

Newspaper: Tom Wolf's support of ObamaCare should be cause for concern for all Pennsylvanians

Democrat Tom Wolf's platform is a mixture of every failed policy of  Ed Rendell and Barack Obama. 

Editorial: Wolf & ObamaCare

US Rep. Bilirakis Condemns 40 Years of Turkish Occupation of Cyprus

Αττίλας '74 (Attilas 1974) (Turkish invasion of the Republic of Cyprus)

Pennsylvania Legislature has embarrassment of shame riches

Eric Heyl: Pennsylvania Legislature has embarrassment of shame riches

AHEPA Marks Somber 40th Anniversary of Invasion, Occupation of Cyprus

AHEPA Calls for Removal of Turkish Troops from Cyprus; Movement on Confidence-Building Measures

WASHINGTON, DC - Supreme President Anthony Kouzounis issued the following statement on the 40th anniversary of the illegal invasion and subsequent occupation of the Republic of Cyprus by Turkey that occurred July 20, 1974:

"Today we ask, 'How long?' as we mark a somber day-the 40th anniversary of the illegal invasion and occupation of the Republic of Cyprus by the Republic of Turkey. This was, and remains to this very day, an intolerable act; one that is a gross violation of the rule of law, human rights, and democratic ideals. We pause to remember the innocent civilians who lost their lives and the thousands who went missing, including four American citizens whose investigations remain incomplete. The illegal invasion and occupation caused the displacement of 170,000 Greek Cypriot refugees who to this day are unable to return to their homes which is also a violation of human rights as determined by the European Commission on Human Rights. Moreover, Turkey's restrictions upon religious freedom and destruction of Cyprus' cultural and religious heritage in Turkish-occupied Cyprus have been well-documented by the U.S. Helsinki Commission, the Law Library of Congress, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and several media publications.

"In February, the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Cypriots agreed to a Joint Declaration that provided the foundation for the resumption of settlement talks. Included in the declaration was a commitment 'to efforts to implement confidence building measures that will provide a dynamic impetus to the prospect for a united Cyprus.' Unfortunately, after a promising start, the return of Famagusta or movement on other confidence-building measures has stalled, demonstrating Turkey's intransigence. We hope that bridge-building measures such as the Good Friday service that brought Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots together can serve as an inspiration going forward.

"We vigorously applaud the recent high-level engagement by United States government officials with the Republic of Cyprus, including Vice President Joe Biden's historic May visit and subsequent engagement by the vice president and U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Defense officials. We also laud the bipartisan action taken this week by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, who chairs the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and U.S. Representative Ed Royce, who chairs the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Together, they urged the Obama administration to increase attention to the goal of reunifying Cyprus in a joint letter.

"However, the key to a successful settlement rests in Ankara. We once again call on the U.S. government, as we do every year at this time, to convey a strong message to Turkey that it must provide the Turkish Cypriot community with the necessary freedom to negotiate a solution within the United Nations framework, and equally as important, that Turkey must play a constructive role in the movement of confidence-building measures and facilitate the removal of 40,000 of its troops from the island. Thus, on this somber anniversary, we again call on Turkey to begin the removal of its troops from Cyprus. These are troops that we contend would serve a better purpose, especially to NATO, in another theatre, as opposed to Cyprus, where there have been more than 17 million incident-free crossings by Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

"Therefore, we restate our call for a reunified Cyprus with a single sovereignty, single international personality and single citizenship; and with its independence and territorial integrity safeguarded as described in the relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions. We contend that such a solution is in the best interest of all Cypriots, and must emanate from Cypriots themselves without arbitrary timetables.

"We call for these actions in the best interests of the United States. A just and viable solution to the division of Cyprus will strengthen the eastern Mediterranean and bring peace and security to the region. This is especially important with the discovery of hydrocarbon reserves within the exclusive economic zones of the Republic of Cyprus and Israel by a U.S. energy firm. Furthermore, a just and viable solution will aid Turkey's candidacy to become a member of the European Union.

"Today, we say 40 years is too long. Our hope is that we will no longer need to observe this 'black anniversary,' but instead, celebrate the anniversary of a settlement. AHEPA remains committed to doing all within its power to keep the Cyprus issue in the public eye until a just and viable solution that benefits all Cypriots is realized."

AHEPA to Mark Anniversary at Supreme Convention

AHEPA will remember the victims of Turkey's illegal invasion of the Republic of Cyprus with a Moment of Silence at the Opening Ceremony of its 92nd Annual Supreme Convention which will be held July 21, 2014. Also during the convention, AHEPA will host AHI Founder Eugene Rossides, a Life Member of AHEPA, for a presentation on his new book, "Kissinger & Cyprus: A Study in Lawlessness," on July 24, 2014.

AHEPA proudly participated at a "Rally for Cyprus" on Capitol Hill organized by PSEKA that marked the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of the Republic of Cyprus, July 16, 2014. AHEPA Chairman of the Board and Past Supreme President Nicholas Karacostas, a refugee from Cyprus, and Executive Director Basil Mossaidis, represented AHEPA on behalf of Supreme President Anthony Kouzounis. Several Ahepans also participated as representatives of other Hellenic or Diaspora organizations. Philip Christopher, president, PSEKA, is also an AHEPA member and special advisor on Cyprus to the AHEPA National Cyprus & Hellenic Affairs Committee.

"We congratulate PSEKA for organizing an outstanding public awareness and advocacy event," Kouzounis added. "We pledge to continue to work with all organizations to ensure the Cyprus issue remains visible and that a just and viable solution for Cyprus and all Cypriots becomes reality."


Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, to protect individuals from the evils of bigotry and discrimination, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The mission of AHEPA is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.


For more information about AHEPA or how to join, please visit ahepa.org or contact AHEPA Headquarters, 202-232-6300.


Friday, July 18, 2014

GUEST COLUMN: Huddled Masses Didn't Sneak Into US Illegally


By Lowman S. Henry

 The flood of illegal immigrants crossing America's southern border has become a crisis.  Those arriving are not "undocumented" or "refugees," what is occurring is a blatant disregard for the immigration policies of the United States, however flawed those policies may be.  We are not dealing with immigrants "yearning to breathe free," rather this is Mexico and the countries of central America dumping their economically dispossessed, gangs and criminals on our doorstep.

 This is a humanitarian crisis, with reports of the bodies of small children washing up on the shores of the Rio Grande.  It is a law enforcement crisis as drug cartel "coyotes" transport illegals across the border for money.  It is a political crisis as leaders of both parties have been unable to come together to develop a coherent immigration policy.  It is a foreign policy crisis as Mexico detains one U.S. Marine who accidentally wandered into their territory while sending tens of thousands across our borders and suffering no ill consequence.  It is a constitutional crisis as our president refuses to perform his sworn duties and enforce the immigration laws passed by Congress.

 The degree of President Obama's arrogance on this matter was on full display last week as he played pool and drank beer during a visit to Texas rather than tour the border and holding facilities.  Imagine the uproar if President Bush had gone to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and instead of delivering a substantial address while standing in front of the St. Louis Cathedral he had gone off for some Beignets at Café du Monde?

Media reports would have us believe that those flooding across the U.S. border with Mexico are small children looking for a better life in the United States. They are often referred to as "dreamers," an effort to slap lipstick on the immigration crisis pig.  While some are small children, the fact is criminals, drug dealers, and those sick with infectious diseases are also arriving in the current wave.  And how does it benefit those who are small children to separate them from parents and send them into camps filled with miscreants and disease?

The preponderance of the blame for this situation lays with the president and his administration whose refusal to establish effective border security and whose political pronouncements telegraphed an open border policy to Mexico and its southern neighbors.  Administration spokesmen engage in Orwellian double speak, a frequent dialect in this White House, claiming the borders are more secure than ever.  Really?  So the most secure border ever has resulted in a wave of illegal immigrants that have so overwhelmed the system more border control agents are attending to basic human needs than providing security?

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once said no good crisis should ever go to waste. By that he meant a crisis gives the president the opportunity to take actions he might not otherwise be able to take.  That is why the Obama Administration has allowed the current immigration crisis to occur.  It was predictable and encouraged and designed to help the president achieve his personal political goal of letting tens of thousands of new immigrants - who will become dependent on the government services his party champions, and ultimately voters for future progressive regimes.

Against the backdrop of this harsh reality Republicans and responsible Democrats in congress must act quickly to change current law allowing those who have crossed the border to be sent back immediately.  The current process is unenforceable, unrealistic and partially to blame for triggering the crisis now unfolding.  Then, steps must be taken - including the deployment of troops - to seal off the nation's southern border.  And finally, congressional leaders must come together to craft a reasonable and enforceable immigration policy going forward.

A nation is not truly a nation if it cannot control its own borders.  The time has come for us to regain control of ours.

Lowman S. Henry is Chairman and; CEO of the Lincoln Institute for Public Policy Research in Harrisburg, Pa., and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal.  His e-mail address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org

AHI Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

AHI Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus with Capitol Hill Book Presentation by AHI Founder

Pa. pension costs pull from school districts, college students, turnpike but Tom Wolf doesn't think there's a problem

Pa. pension costs pull from school districts, college students, turnpike

Hamas Instructing People How To Lie About Civilian Casualties

Hamas Instructing People How To Lie About Civilian Casualties | Truth Revolt

Andrew Klavan: Who Still Supports Barack Obama?

CNN Reassigns Reporter Who Called Israelis Scum

CNN Reassigns Reporter Who Called Israelis Scum | Truth Revolt

Obama is murdering the Middle Class

Wayne Allyn Root: The murder of the middle class is happening daily | Human Events

How a REAL PRESIDENT responds when the Russians shoot down a passenger airplane

Testing Eric Holder's Reflexes


Long way from the Mexican border to Pennsylvania

Some of Obama's new illegals have found their way to Pennsylvania, where they are being housed in an orphange subsidized by your tax dollars.

Bethany Children's Home offers temporary housing for undocumented children | Reading Eagle - NEWS

Only 50% pay water bills in Democrat-run Detroit

EXPLAINER: If You Don’t Pay Your Bills, You Don’t Get Stuff

Poll: Most Voters Want to Send Latest Illegal Immigrants Home ASAP

Most Voters Want to Send Latest Illegal Immigrants Home ASAP

Thursday, July 17, 2014

US Reps. Meehan, Fitzpatrick keep pressure on VA for more answers

Two U.S. congressmen from Pa. keep pressure on VA for more answers

If Harry Reid Lived in 1812 ...


Obama's America: 1 in 4 young adults living with parents

A new Pew survey finds that 1 in 4 young adults (ages 25-34) are living with their parents as the Obama economic mess continues into its sixth year.
In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults Drive Continuing Rise in Multi-Generational Living

Pew: US image abroad suffers under Obama

Remember when Obama promised to improve US image abroad. Like all of his promises, it didn't happen. A new Pew survey says US popularity has declined under Obama.
Global Opposition to U.S. Surveillance and Drones, but Limited Harm to America’s Image

Jim Demint : Border crisis a tragic preview of amnesty

Border crisis a tragic preview of amnesty

Pa. school districts say state pension crisis boosting local tax rates

While Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for Pa. governor doesn't believe there's a pension crisis, school districts are raising property taxes to deal with the pension crisis.

School districts say state pension crisis boosting local tax rates

Unhinged Democrat Wasserman Schultz: We can pick up House seats in 2014

Wasserman Schultz: We can pick up House seats in 2014 | TheHill

Gary Johnson: 'Imagine Life without Having To Deal with The IRS'

Gary Johnson: 'Imagine Life without Having To Deal with The IRS'

Exclusive: Ad Promises $6,000 a Month Tax Free To House Immigrant Children

Exclusive: Ad Promises $6,000 a Month Tax Free To House Immigrant Children

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal headlines Corbett fundraiser in Pa.

Louisiana governor headlines Corbett fundraiser - abc27 WHTM

'The Jerk' Starring Barack Obama


Simon Cowell Donates $150,000 To Israeli Defense Forces

Simon Cowell Donates Large Sum To Israeli Defense Forces | Truth Revolt

Islamic Jihadist ISIS destroys the shrine of the Prophet Jonah

HORRIFIC: Islamic Jihadist ISIS destroys the shrine of revered Christian figure - Middle East - International - News - Catholic Online

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Phony numbers still haunt Obamacare, just like immigration

ERNEST ISTOOK: Phony numbers still haunt Obamacare, just like immigration - Washington Times

The ultimate hypocrite on abortion: Pa. Sen. Bob Casey Jr.

Casey, still an abortion foe, joins push to overturn Hobby Lobby ruling

Hillary Laughs Her Ass Off On The Daily Show

A Voter's Mind vs. A Politician's Mind


Study: No fact-checking by political journalists during 2012 presidential debates

Study: Political journalists opt for stenography over fact checking during presidential debates | Poynter.

Poll: Majority want to speed up deportations

Poll: Majority want to speed up deportations | TheHill

Is it time to blame Bush again?


Obamacare could cost Pennsylvania hospitals $19 million

Obamacare could cost Pennsylvania hospitals $19 million - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg - Top Stories

Rep. Pat Meehan: No taxpayer funds for Obama bowling alley upgrade

GOP lawmaker: No taxpayer funds for Obama bowling alley upgrade - Washington Times