Monday, September 17, 2007

3 new Pennsylvania bloggers of note

I came across three bloggers of note that recently launched in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition, which represents more than 20 taxpayer watchdog groups across the state, now has a blog to go with its regular Web site.

The PTCC and its sister group, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations, advocate property tax reform in Pennsylvania. "True property tax reform entails the removal of all school boards' taxing authority in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for the public school system to be funded directly by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, using a broad-based, statewide tax, specifically, the School Property Tax Elimination Act of 2007, also known as the Plan for Pennsylvania's Future," according to the blog profile page.

The most recent entry is "Defeat House Bill 1600 Now!" The tax group's blog can be found at

Another group looking out for taxpayers is Oley Concerned Citizens, which is blogging at

The group's goal is to bring "Fiscal and Educational Accountability in the Oley Valley School District." Good luck with that.

The Oley area is also home to Rep. David Kessler, a Democrat who managed to fool voters in 2006 into thinking he's for tax reform. Kessler has been pushing to bogus House Bill 1600 instead of embracing the School Property Tax Relief Act of 2007, which has the backing of most of the Berks County legislative delegation.

The Oley Valley School District is experiencing rapid growth and has come under fire from residents because of its "Taj Mahal" designs for some of its newer schools.

I was impressed by the number of comments (several hundred) left at postings on this site. There must be a lot of people named "anonymous" living in the Oley Valley. This group may have struck a nerve with taxpayers and could play in a role in who gets elected to the Oley School Board.

Another new blogger I came across is Crankipants' Philly Rants at

Crankipants' Philly Rants is a rare breed, a conservative blogger based in Philadelphia, where liberals rule (both the government and the blogging community).

"Philadelphia is not perfect, but it's home," states the anonymous Crankipants, whose favorite move is "Ski Party" from 1965.

1 comment:

TheBitterAmerican said...

Thanks for the heads up on Crankipants! Now I know there are at least two of us in Philly!