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Thursday, September 29, 2011

2010 Census Shows White Population Growth Fueled by Hispanics

Lots of interesting statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau:
The white population in the United States continued to be the largest race group in the nation, representing 75 percent of the total population, but grew at a slower rate than the total population.
Other highlights:

* Hispanics Accounted for Three-Fourths of White Population Growth

* White Multiple-Race Reporting Increased by 37 Percent

* Multiple-Race White Population Increased by at Least 8 Percent in Every State

* White Population Growth was Fastest in the West and South

* The fastest growth of the white alone-or-in-combination population between 2000 and 2010 was in states in the West and South.

* Non-Hispanic White Alone Population Declined in 15 States

* Percentage of Non-Hispanic White Alone Population Increased in Cities

2010 Census Shows White Population Growth Fueled by Hispanics

Chris Christie Should Be Our Next President

Herman Cain Says Black Voters Have Been 'Brainwashed'

Herman Cain Says Black Voters Have Been 'Brainwashed' -- VIDEO - Jenna Zwang - NationalJournal.com

The Geography of Pain: The Obama Recession

National Journal reports the states hardest hit by the economic crisis are also the ones that President Obama may need the most to win reelection.

The Geography of Pain - Ronald Brownstein and Scott Bland - NationalJournal.com

Big Labor Stranglehold: Killing Jobs and Hurting America

The Big Labor Stranglehold: Killing Jobs and Hurting America - HUMAN EVENTS

Solyndra Timeline

FactCheck: Obama wrong on teachers' tax rate

This guy just makes stuff up all the time.

FactCheck: Obama wrong on teachers' tax rate – USATODAY.com

Pennsylvania Prosecutes 6 For Welfare Fraud

Office of Inspector General Announces August Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Pennsylvania Releases Results of 2011 PSSA Exams

Department of Education Announces Results of 2011 PSSA Exams

Gov. Tom Corbett Forms Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation

Governor Corbett Forms Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation

Poll: Rick Perry slides, Herman Cain surges

Rick Perry slides, Herman Cain surges in Fox poll

Obama: A disaster for civil liberties

Jonathan Turley: Obama may prove the most disastrous president in our history in terms of civil liberties.

Obama: A disaster for civil liberties

'Courageous' Movie Trailer

Top Berks County official nearly drowns

Talk about a real-life survival story. Berks County Commissioners' Chairman Mark C. Scott nearly drowned during heavy rains on his rural fish farm in Douglass Township. The Republican, who is seeking re-election this November, suffered serious injuries and will spend months recovering, but he made it out alive.

Fish farm flooding nearly deadly for commissioner

State Sen. Judy Schwank offers to help firm facing pollution accusations

Resident questions poultry plant plans

Newspaper: Pennsylvania lawmakers try again to whittle away at the right to know

Lawmakers try again to whittle away at the right to know (9/28/11)

AAA Applauds Legislature on Passing Teen Driver Safety Bill

AAA Applauds Legislature on Passing Teen Driver Safety Bill

Gov. Corbett Announces Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ted Nugent calls out Morgan Freeman

NUGENT: Morgan Freeman reads from the wrong script - Washington Times

Chris Christie for 2012?

Chris Christie for 2012? - HUMAN EVENTS

Judicial Watch Releases Special Report: 'The Rebranding of ACORN'

Judicial Watch Releases Special Report: "The Rebranding of ACORN"

DEP Announces Annual Grants to Restore, Protect Pennsylvania's Coastal Zones

DEP Announces Annual Grants to Restore, Protect Pennsylvania's Coastal Zones

Anybody But Bob Casey

Local Republican Tom Smith Wants To Challenge U.S. Sen. Casey « CBS Pittsburgh

'Fast and Furious'

Newspaper: Despite ObamaCare, Costs Continue To Soar

Editorial: Despite ObamaCare, Costs Continue To Soar - Investors.com

Democrat Governor Suggests Suspending Democracy

Democrat Governor Suggests Suspending Democracy - HUMAN EVENTS

Poll: 71% Favor Term Limits for Congress

71% Favor Term Limits for Congress

What Are Democrats Thinking?

Christopher Chantrill asks: Are the Democrats waking up to the possibility that President Obama might be leading them off a cliff?

What Are Democrats Thinking?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

PA Dems $1 billion jobs plan paid for by higher taxes

After sitting on their hands for eight years under Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell and watching 200,000 jobs disappear, Pennsylvania Senate Dems say they have a plan to create 80,000 "shovel-ready" new jobs.

The catch? Higher taxes.

Sounds like a mini-version of Obama's plan.

State Senate Democrats introduce $1 billion jobs plan

Video: NewsBusted

Columnist: Obama's foreign-policy failures

Obama missteps have even liberal journalists questioning his competence, says columnist Tony Blankley.

BLANKLEY: President's foreign-policy failures increase - Washington Times

Chester County Republican Committee chairman resigns

Chester County Republican Committee chairman resigns - dailylocal.com

Obama Youth Still Looking for Work

How's that hope and change working out for Obama supporters?

Half Of Philadelphia Area 20-Somethings Are Unemployed « CBS Philly

Liberal Newsweek Editor Admits: Obama 'Wasn't Ready' to Be President

The Kool Aid is wearing off on Tina Brown.

Liberal Newsweek Editor Admits: Obama 'Wasn't Ready' to Be President | NewsBusters.org

'Green' Jobs

Poverty Rises Sharply in Most Parts of Pennsylvania

The Obama Recession continues ...

Local Census Data: Poverty Rises Sharply in Most Parts of Pennsylvania

Poll: Herman Cain Leads GOP Field

If the Tea Party is "racist" as liberals will have you believe, how come Herman Cain has emerged as the favorite GOP candidate among Tea Party members? Last time I checked, Mr. Cain was black. File this under liberal hypocrisy.

Herman Cain Leads Republican Field In Zogby Poll - HUMAN EVENTS

6 Pennsylvania Community Colleges Named National Leader Colleges

Montgomery County Community College, with branches in Blue Bell and Pottstown, was among six Pennsylvania community colleges designated as a "Leader College" today.

Six Pennsylvania Community Colleges Named National Leader Colleges

ObamaCare Works Its Magic: Insurance Premiums Skyrocket

Columnist John Hayward: ObamaCare Works Its Magic: Insurance Premiums Skyrocket - HUMAN EVENTS

Newspapers Still Top Choice for Local News

Despite the explosive growth of the Internet and the popularity of portable electronic devices, newspapers remain the most trusted source and most popular source for local news, according to a new Pew survey.

How People Learn About Their Local Community | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ)

Group Urges Pennsylvania Legislature to Pass Non-Partisan Electoral College Reform

National Popular Vote Initiative Launches Advertising Campaign in Harrisburg

Gov. Tom Corbett Announces 150 New Jobs in the Philadelphia Region

Governor Corbett Announces 150 New Jobs in the Philadelphia Region

Obama New Best Friends

Columnist: Under Obama's unblinking eyes

Liberal columnist Nat Hentoff recounts the many ways the Obama Administration is invading the privacy of U.S. citizens in his latest column.

Under Obama's unblinking eyes - pottsmerc.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

Columnist: Conservatives Must Not Let Media Pick The Candidate

Douglas MacKinnon warns conservatives what happens when they compromise on a political candidate. (Hint: Someone like Barack Obama is elected president)

From his column in Investor's Business Daily:
Leaving aside the televised, overly scripted, predictable and marginally useful "debates" now taking place between the Republican candidates for president, there are much more important discussions going on between conservatives and independents who are unified in their belief that for the good of the nation, Barack Obama must be defeated.

Those discussions — taking place across kitchen tables, in lunchrooms, or in neighborhood bars after a week of hard work — are trying to determine which path to follow in the approaching political fork in the road.

One of those paths will most likely lead to the defeat of Mr. Obama. The other could very well ensure his re-election.

It is critical for Republicans, conservatives, and independents to remember that from the 2008 GOP field, John McCain had the stamp of approval from the mainstream media.

In fact, the liberal media worked overtime to resurrect his then all but comatose campaign. Why?

That same liberal media told us that independents and a good number of Democrats just loved McCain.
Read the full column at the link below:

Conservatives Mustn't Let Media Pick The Candidate - Investors.com

Obama's America Runs on Dunkin

Obama's Enron?

Solyndra May Be The Subsidized Solar Industry's Enron - Investors.com

Democrat's New Slogan: 'Hey, It Could Have Been Worse'

Democrat's New Slogan: 'Hey, It Could Have Been Worse' | Red Dog Report

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

From Investor's Business Daily:
The Democrats are setting up the Republicans to be the party responsible for a federal shutdown, should one occur. Of course the media will go along for the ride, just as in 1995 and 1996.
Believing The Big Lie - Investors.com

Newspaper: Who Says Herman Cain Is Unelectable?

I would accuse some liberal pundits of being racist, but then I'd sound too much like Barack Obama and his supporters.

Editorial: Who Says Herman Cain Is Unelectable? - Investors.com

Downside of Cyber School

'Obama responsible for tea party uprising'

Opinion: Obama responsible for tea party uprising - delcotimes.com

Obamanomics: Home-buying season worst in 50 years

Obamanomics at work: The U.S. housing market is in its worst shape in more than 50 years thanks to three years of disastrous polices under Barack Obama.

Home-buying season the worst in at least 50 years  | ajc.com

Unions Now Want to Save America's Postal Service

They killed the goose that laid the golden eggs and now union workers are launching a desperate campaign to save the Postal Service that has been so good to them in the past.

Save America's Postal Service

High-Speed Rail Can Work in the U.S., but Requires a Fresh Approach, Report Says

High-Speed Rail Can Work in the U.S., but Requires a Fresh Approach, Lincoln Institute Report Says

Which Celebrities Are Gaga for Obama?

Further proof that it takes no brains to act in a movie or perform on stage.

Which Celebrities Are Gaga for Obama? -- PICTURES - Chris Heller - NationalJournal.com

Obama's Small Donors From 2008 Are Now Reluctant to Give

Obama's Small Donors From 2008 Are Now Reluctant to Give - Lara Seligman - NationalJournal.com

Sen. Pat Toomey Interview

Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has had more of an impact in the US Senate in 9 months months than Democrat Bob Casey Jr. has had in five years.

Pat Toomey, the Super Committee Watchdog for Pro-Growth Conservatives - HUMAN EVENTS

Liberal hypocrisy edition

Suskind: Same People Attacking Me For Writing About Obama Praised My Bush Books | NewsBusters.org

Obama 'Jew' Gaffe Caught on Video



A Jew or a janitor? Obama doesn't seem to know the difference in this speech.

Gov. Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

New home sales fall, again

The news just keeps getting worse for the U.S. economy as the Obama recession continues.

Big housing blow: New home sales fall, again – USATODAY.com

AAA Tips...How to Spot a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

AAA Tips...How to Spot a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. adults believe country is still in a recession

Americans Still Very Pessimistic on the Economy

Sunday, September 25, 2011

How state lawmakers pump up pensions

Notorious bank robber Willie Sutton once was asked, "Why do you rob banks?"

He had a straight-forward answer: "Because that's where the money is."

Fast-forward to 2011 and you could ask your favorite public servant, "Why do you run for office?"

The answer? "Because that's where the money is."

USA Today has published a scathing look at how politicians milk the system to collect millions in pensions.

In many cases, the politicians have qualified for benefits at the state level while moving on to higher office at the federal level, where they will once again reap the financial rewards of "public service."

From USA Today:
More than 4,100 legislators in 33 states are positioned to benefit from special retirement laws that they and their predecessors have enacted to boost their pensions by up to $100,000 a year, a USA TODAY investigation found. Even as legislators cut basic state services and slash benefits for police, teachers and other workers, they have preserved pension laws that grant themselves perks unavailable to voters they serve or workers they direct.
Pennsylvania politicians are among the worst offenders, according to the investigation.

From USA Today:
Since 1996, 67 retired Pennsylvania legislators have collected $7 million in pension checks that they could not have received if they' had the same retirement age as most state workers, USA TODAY found. Another 40 who took early retirement also benefited from the younger retirement age.

Those benefiting include seven former state legislators now in Congress, earning $174,000: Democrats Chaka Fattah and Allyson Schwartz and Republicans Charlie Dent, Jim Gerlach, Tim Murphy, Todd Platts and Joseph Pitts.
Read the full story at the link below:

How state lawmakers pump up pensions in ways you can't – USATODAY.com

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Americans Believe Government Wastes More Money Than Ever

What person in their right mind would want to send more money to Washington so Obama and his bureaucrats can piss it away?

Americans Believe Government Wastes More Money Than Ever - - NationalJournal.com

Weekly GOP Address: Obama's Job-Killing Agenda

Top 10 Green Job Fiascoes

Top 10 Green Job Fiascoes - HUMAN EVENTS

Opinion: Pennsylvania voter ID legislation deserves support

Democrats oppose a law that would require voters to show ID before entering the voting booth. Why would anyone be opposed to such common-sense legislation? What are they trying to hide?

Voter ID legislation deserves our support (9/24/11)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bill O'Reilly: Who's Your Daddy?

For millions of folks, the federal government is now their sugar daddy, says Bill O'Reilly.

Is this the hope and change Obama promised? A generation of Americans dependent on the federal government for table scraps?

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - Who's Your Daddy?

NewsBusted 9/23/11

Mark Steyn: Complacency Despite End Of World As We Know It

Complacency Despite End Of World As We Know It - Investors.com

Obamanomics: Poverty up, incomes down in most states

How's that hope and change working out for you?

Infographic: Poverty up, incomes down in most states

Rep. Schroder on casino gambling reform

This week on Lincoln Radio Journal:
Lowman Henry has a Newsmaker interview with State Rep. Curt Schroder of Chester County on reforming the state's casino gaming system; Joe Geiger of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations has Bets McManus of Leadership Cumberland in the Nonprofit Spotlight; And, Scott Paterno has an Uncomfortable Truthcommentary on the role of money and consultants in political campaigns.
You can listen to the broadcast at www.lincolnradiojournal.com

What's Wrong With Kim Delaney?



Check out this rambling, nearly incoherent, speech by actress Kim Delaney at an event in Philadelphia.

This week on American Radio Journal

This week on American Radio Journal:
Lowman Henry talks with Andrew Moylan of the National Taxpayers Union about how NTU found common ground with the Left on proposed federal budget cuts; Andy Roth of the Club for Growth has th eReal Story on skirmishes in congress as the federal budget deadline looms; Adam Tragone of Human Events has an Off The Cuff talk with Kate O'Hare, blogger for the Los Angeles Times about the recent California state Republican Party convention; And, Col. Frank Ryan, USMC (Ret.) takes on Warren Buffet and taxes on his American Radio Journal commentary.
You can listen to the broadcast at www.americanradiojournal.com

Liberal pundit: If the U.S. were more like China ...

Katty Kay's Complaint: Why Does't USA Have 40-Year Plan Like China's? | NewsBusters.org

So You Think Your Boss Is a Psychopath?

A recent study says 1 in 25 executive leaders meet the criteria for a psychopathic personality. Seems a bit low to me.

So You Think Your Boss Is a Psychopath?

MSNBC: 'Breaking the Mold' So Al Sharpton Can Host and Run Activist Group

Does anyone at MSNBC really believe Al Sharpton is the answer to their ratings decline? Infomercials will get higher ratings.

MSNBC: 'Breaking the Mold' So Al Sharpton Can Host and Run Activist Group | NewsBusters.org

Obama 2012

315,000 visitors to TONY PHYRILLAS POLITICS BLOG

My site counter has recorded 315,000 unique visitors to this blog. Thanks for checking it out ... and come back again.

The New Poster Girl for Unhinged Leftists



The New Poster Girl for Unhinged Leftists - HUMAN EVENTS

The Boobs at 'Nightline' Investigate Breast Enlargement Epidemic in Venezuela

Damn, I missed this latest example of hard-hitting journalism over at ABC.

The Boobs at Nightline Investigate Breast Enlargement Epidemic in Venezuela | NewsBusters.org

Conservative Groups Tell Congress: Enact Federal Whistleblower Protections

Fifteen Conservative Groups Tell Congress: Enact Federal Whistleblower Protections Now!

Krauthammer: Return of the Real Obama

Charles Krauthammer on Obama's recent erratic behavior:
He's returned to the authenticity of his radical April 2009 "New Foundation" address (at Georgetown University) that openly proclaimed his intent to fundamentally transform America.

Good. There's something to be said for authenticity. A choice not an echo, said Barry Goldwater. The country will soon choose, although not soon enough.
Return of the Real Obama - HUMAN EVENTS

Report: Gov't paid $600M in benefits to dead people

Let's send more money to Washington because the federal government does such a good job of spending out tax dollars.

Gov't paid $600 million in benefits to dead people - pottsmerc.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Newspaper: Route 422 tolling plan doomed, so why keep pushing?

There is no public or political support for tolling Route 422 in Southeastern Pennsylvania, so why do a handful of Big Government Democrats keep beating a dead horse?

422 tolling plan doomed, so why keep pushing? - pottsmerc.com

Middle Class

Newspaper: U.S. Sinking Under Obama's Policies

Investor's Business Daily on Obama's failed presidency:
Whether it's jobs, economic growth, energy prices, incomes, regulation, weak foreign policy, or the quality of our lives and the nation's social fabric, America's current course looks questionable at best.

No wonder the markets are so volatile. They discount not the present, but the future. And the future for investors is murky at best and downright dark at worst.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Editorial: We're Sinking Under Obama's Policies - Investors.com

$16 muffins? Your tax dollars at work

No wonder Barack Obama wants to raise taxes. He needs to come up with more money for snacks.

$16 muffins? Federal report details costly conferences

Another Use

Dow drops 500 points on fears of another recession

If George W. Bush drove the U.S. economy into a ditch, then Barack Obama drove it over a cliff after he got behind the wheel.

Dow drops 500 points on fears of another recession - pottsmerc.com

Getting Away With Murder?

Murder Arrest Rate Dropped 54 Percent Between 1980 and 2009

Lower Corporate Income Taxes = Stronger Jobs Market

Lower Corporate Income Taxes = Stronger Jobs Market

Almost Half of Americans Do Not Think President Obama Will be Re-elected

Almost Half of Americans Do Not Think President Obama Will be Re-elected

Rick Perry Ad - President Zero

Highlights Magazine Announces Results of Major Opinion Poll of American Kids

Highlights Magazine Announces Results of Major Opinion Poll of American Kids

Rep. Maloney to Host Sportsmen's Expo on Oct. 6

OLEY – State Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) will host a Sportsmen's Expo on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Oley Valley Community Fairgrounds, 26 Jefferson St., Oley.

"Fall is a great time of year for our sportsmen and women," Maloney said in a press release announcing the event. "I'm excited to get to spend time talking to people from the district about fishing, hunting, camping, hiking. All the great opportunities we have here locally and all across Pennsylvania to enjoy the outdoors. We would like people to come to check the vendors and exhibitors to see the 'latest and greatest' for the coming season."

Approximately 35 outdoors-related vendors will be on hand representing many local businesses, as will the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Fish and Boat Commission. There will be live demonstrations, video presentations, door prizes and giveaways.

"Part of our goal with this sportsmen's expo is to reach out to our youth," added Maloney. "I have a great interest in youth hunting and mentoring programs and I hope to convey the importance of outdoor conservation, the family traditions of time spent in the field and Pennsylvania’s rich heritage."

Admission is free. For more information, please contact Maloney's district offices in Boyertown at (610) 369-3010 or Douglassville at 610-385-0704.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dinniman: Why all the secrecy on Route 422 toll plan?

Last week, some 500 residents showed up at a public forum to express their opposition to plans to toll Route 422 in Southeastern Pennsylvania. A half-dozen Republican state lawmakers have also stated publicly they will oppose the tolling plan. Now, a Democrat has joined the opposition.

Pennsylvania State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19th Dist., has some concerns about a proposal to toll Route 422 in Montgomery County:

From an op-ed published in The Pottstown Mercury:
Pennsylvanians have a right to an honest, open debate on the issue. Unfortunately, such honesty and openness is questioned when the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission refuses to share information and then gives two conflicting answers as to why. Whether one is for or against the tolling proposal — and I am opposed to it — access to information is crucial to any public-policy debate.
Why all the secrecy on Route 422 toll plan? - pottsmerc.com

The Wheels On Obama's Bus ...

Columnist: Obama figures he can just lie

Excellent column in the New Hampshire Union Leader about Barack Obama's inability to tell the truth.

Joseph W. McQuaid: Obama figures he can just lie

Fair and balanced at NBC?

NBC Attacks Suskind Book Critical of Obama But Promoted Bush-Bashing Book By Same Author | NewsBusters.org

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Three Weeks After Solyndra Scandal Began MSNBC Prime Time Programs Still Haven't Reported It | NewsBusters.org

America's Best Haunted Attractions Are Both In Pennsylvania



Just in time for Halloween, Hauntdworld.com has released its 2011 list of the Top 13 Best Haunted Attractions in the United States.

And topping the list? A pair of haunted attractions in suburban Philadelphia: The Bates Motel and Pennhurst Asylum, both operated by the same company.

Here's what Hauntdworld.com has to say about the best haunts in the U.S.:
1. Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride and Pennhurst Asylum Haunted Attraction in Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania: The Bates Motel Haunted House & Hayride is a unique haunted attraction for several reasons: The Haunted Hayride is located deep in a 200-year-old forest full of overgrown trees creating the ultimate dark trail even during a full moon. This puts customers on edge even before ever entering the first hayride scene. Combined with a digital custom soundtrack, pyrotechnics and continuous scares throughout the ride, this hayride attraction is sure to create the ultimate haunting experience of your life! To read a more detailed article about this attraction, visit their website at www.TheBatesMotel.com. Additionally, The Pennhurst Asylum is one of the scariest haunted attraction sites in the world, mostly due to the setting of this haunt. It's located in a 100-year-old, abandoned mental institute. The building itself will instill real fear and true horror in anyone. The Asylum has been investigated by professional ghost hunters and featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters several times. This attraction is truly haunted. To read a more detailed article about this real haunted house visit their website at www.PennhurstAsylum.com. Bates Motel and Pennhurst Asylum are owned and operated by the same company and are within a short drive of each other. These have to be number one on our list for locations to get scared this Halloween.
To review all 13 haunted attractions, visit Hauntworld.com

Visit Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles on Sept. 24

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will participate in Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

A nationwide event, Museum Day is intended to encourage people to visit their local museums. Admission to participating museums is free with an official Museum Day ticket. Tickets are available via Smithsonian magazine’s website at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. Tickets are good for two visitors to one participating museum.

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.

The museum, located at 85 S. Walnut St. in Boyertown, preserves the transportation history of Southeastern Pennsylvania and displays more than 80 locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, motorcycles, sleighs, and other types of vehicles. Admission rates are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and AAA members, $4 for students, and children under 5 years old enter free.

For more information call 610-367-2090 or visit www.boyertownmuseum.org.

For a list of other participating museums, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/

Pennsylvania Governor's Residence Re-Opening for Public Tours

Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett Announces the Re-Opening of the Governor's Residence for Public Tours

Pennsylvania Game Commission Advises Motorists to Watch for Deer

Pennsylvania Game Commission Advises Motorists to Watch for Deer

George Will Delivers One of the Most Devastating Takedowns of Obama Ever

Obama: Incompetent or Malevolent?

Obama: Incompetent or Malevolent?

Obama's Predictable Scandals

Victor Davis Hanson says the liberal media can no longer shield Obama from scrutiny as news of one scandal after another filters out of the White House.

Obama’s Predictable Scandals - Victor Davis Hanson - National Review Online

Obama Gets It Wrong On Taxes Again

Top 0.1 Percent Pays More Income Tax than Bottom 80 Percent | The Weekly Standard

The saddest Obama quote of the week

Columnist John Hayward - Obama: The Hope Poster Starts Fading - HUMAN EVENTS

CEO: I Was Fined for Hiring too Many People

CEO's Blockbuster Congressional Testimony: I Was Fined for Hiring too Many People

Obama On The Hunt



See related editorial, Obama's latest plan: Myopic economics, at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pennsylvania tinkers with Electoral College

Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett want to change how Pennsylvania awards its delegates to presidential candidates. Republicans say it's a more fair way to pick a president and would give a greater voice to rural voters. Democrats say the plan is intended to erase their strongholds in major cities.

Check out this interesting analysis at National Journal on how the 2008 presidential race would have been different if all states changed the way they award delegates.

Moving Markets - Reid Wilson - NationalJournal.com

Obama Wants Cuts to Medicare, Higher Costs for Seniors

Obama Deficit Plan: Cuts to Medicare and Higher Costs for Seniors

Josh Shapiro: Such An Easy Question, Why Can't I Get An Answer?



This video of Democrat Josh Shapiro dodging a question about taxes and spending doesn't exactly instill confidence in the Democratic ticket for Montgomery County commissioner. And is his running mate allowed to speak?

Gov. Corbett Announces Recent Nominations

Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations

Sen. Sessions: Obama Playing Politics with Jobs, Deficit

Sen. Sessions: Obama Tax Plan a 'Political Proposal,' 'Math is Bad'

PA DEP Reorganizes to Improve Efficiency, Transparency

PA DEP Reorganizes to Improve Efficiency, Transparency

Obama's Top Jobs Priority

Media Helps Obama Cover-Up

The media, which is supposed to be a watchdog for government corruption, instead has turned into a lapdog for Barack Obama, helping his administration cover-up on of the biggest scandals in U.S. history.

Fast and Furious: Time to Come Clean - HUMAN EVENTS

Columnist: Obama refuses to deal with reality

George F. Will on Obama's unwillingness to admit his polices have been a complete failure:
For two years, there has been one constant: As events have refuted the Obama administration's certitudes, it has retained its insufferable knowingness. It knew that the stimulus would hold unemployment below 8 percent. Oops. Unemployment has been at least 9 percent in 26 of the 30 months since the stimulus was passed. Michael Boskin of Stanford says that even if one charitably accepts the administration's self-serving estimate of jobs "created or saved" by the stimulus, each job cost $280,000 — five times America's median pay.
Read the full column at the link below:

Liberals rely on 'federal family' despite reality - pottsmerc.com

Columnist: The Public Has Rejected the Democratic Agenda

Obama's failure is complete as the always reliable liberal pundits can no longer defend him, notes columnist Victor Davis Hanson.

Victor Davis Hanson: The Public Has Rejected the Democratic Agenda

NewsBusted 9/20/11

Economist: Obama's anti-jobs jobs bill

Having already driven the unemployment rate to historic levels, Barack Obama prepares to put more Americans out of work, argues economist Ralph Reiland in his latest column.
"Having already driven the unemployment rate to historic levels, Barack Obama prepares to put more Americans out of work, argues economist Ralph Reiland in his latest column," Reiland writes.
Obama's anti-jobs jobs bill - pottsmerc.com

NYT Columnist David Brooks: 'I’m an Obama Sap'

The key word here is 'sap' as another New York Times columnist admits a man-crush on Barack Obama regardless of his failed presidency.

David Brooks: 'I’m an Obama Sap'

2011 Holiday Hot Toy List

Toys'R'Us Announces 2011 Holiday Hot Toy List

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Calls for Historical Marker Nominations

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Calls for Historical Marker Nominations

Monday, September 19, 2011

Chicago Tribune: Obama Should Step Aside

Even Obama's hometown newspaper has had enough with his failed presidency and is suggesting he do the nation a huge favor and not seek re-election to a second term.

Chicago Tribune Editor Suggests Obama Step Aside - HUMAN EVENTS

Video: The Negotiator

Quote of the Day

It appears C.S. Lewis predicted the arrival of Barack Obama:
"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive."

NYT Editor: With Obama's Term Two-Thirds Over, Everything Is Still Bush's Fault

NYT's Keller: With Obama's Term Two-Thirds Over, Everything Is Still Bush's Fault | NewsBusters.org

Guardian Angels form in Pottstown



The streets of Pottstown will soon be patrolled by a local chapter of the Guardian Angels.

Group founder Curtis Sliwa attended a graduation ceremony Sunday in Pottstown for the 18 new recruits.

Guardian Angels founder visits Pottstown as 18 graduate (videos) - pottsmerc.com

Cyprus President Demetris Christofias to speak in NY

Emile Noël Lecture at NYU Law School to Feature President of Cyprus Demetris Christofias

Columnist: AttackWatch.com Is Obama's Latest Propaganda Arm

AttackWatch.com Is the Administration's Latest Propaganda Arm - HUMAN EVENTS

Launch of America's First Ever "Education Reform" News Gathering Service

Launch of America's First Ever 'Education Reform' News Gathering Service

Book: There Was No 'Adult in Charge' at Obama White House? Hostile Workplace for Women?

Book: There Was No 'Adult in Charge' at Obama White House? Hostile Workplace for Women? | NewsBusters.org

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases August Table Game Revenue

Gaming Control Board Releases August Table Game Revenue

Obama's Jobs ... Bill

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Columnist: Obama's Solyndra scandal reeks of the Chicago Way

Columnist John Kass is not surprised by the latest scandal enveloping the Obama White House:

The Solyndra scandal cost at least a half-billion public dollars. It is plaguing President Barack Obama. And it's being billed as a Washington story.

But back in Obama's political hometown, those of us familiar with the Chicago Way can see something else in Solyndra — something that the Washington crowd calls "optics." In fact, it's not just a Washington saga — it has all the elements of a Chicago City Hall story, except with more zeros.

Obama's Solyndra scandal reeks of the Chicago Way

Friday, September 16, 2011

PA Reminds Older Adults of Services Offered by Area Agencies on Aging

PA Department of Aging Reminds Older Adults of Services Offered by Area Agencies on Aging

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

MSNBC Prime Time Programs Still Haven't Reported Obama's Solyndra Scandal | NewsBusters.org

Predicting Obama's Future

Newspaper: Disband The Black Caucus

Investor's Business Daily:
Racial Politics: Next week, the Congressional Black Caucus will hold its 41st annual conference in Washington. It should be its last. The race-baiting group is alarmingly corrupt and out of control.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Disband The Black Caucus - Investors.com

Are Fast and Furious Guns Coming to a Town Near You?

Here's the latest from A.W.R. Hawkins on the massive Obama scandal the liberal media continues to ignore.

Columnist: Are Fast and Furious Guns Coming to a Town Near You? - HUMAN EVENTS

Hitler Discovers ATTACKWATCH is a Joke!

'Government is Biggest Law Breaker'

'Government is Biggest Law Breaker' New E-Pamphlet Shows Constitution Has Been Trampled, and How Americans May Reclaim It

Constitution Day is Sept. 17

For Constitution Day, Generation Opportunity Announces 'The Constitution' on Facebook With Over 500,000 Fans

PA DEP Announces Emergency Mosquito Control Operations in Counties Affected by Flooding

PA DEP Announces Emergency Mosquito Control Operations in Counties Affected by Flooding

Democrat Congressman: Gov't Has No Contractual Obligation to Pay Social Security Benefits

Let me see if I get this straight. The federal government takes money out of your paycheck each week, promises to keep it safe in a "lock box" until you're ready to retire, but this Democrat says there's no guarantee you'll ever see that money. Sure sounds like a Ponzi Scheme to me. And Democrats keep pretending that Republicans are the ones who want to cut Social Security. The Democrats have already raided the "lock box." There's nothing there.

Democrat Congressman: Gov't Has No Contractual Obligation to Pay Social Security Benefits | CNSnews.com

Government Ponzi Scheme

Democracy in Crisis: The Decline of Civic Learning

Democracy in Crisis: The Decline of Civic Learning

Newspaper: 5 Myths Behind Obama's Infrastructure Spending Push

5 Myths Behind Obama's Infrastructure Spending Push - Investors.com

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A GOP challenger for Bob Casey Jr.?

Pennsylvania Republicans are looking for a viable candidate to challenge liberal Bob Casey Jr. for one of the state's two U.S. Senate seats in 2012.

Casey has made no impact in Washington over the past five years and his blind obedience to the failed Barack Obama-Harry Reid agenda could be costly with voters who are fed up with incompetence in D.C.

While political newcomers David Christian and Steve Welch want to take on Casey, GOP officials would rather see one of two Southeastern Pennsylvania House members enter the Senate race.

Republican moderates Jim Gerlach and Charlie Dent are proven vote-getters and could pose a serious problem for Casey. Even first-term House member Patrick Meehan, a former U.S. Attorney, could knock off Casey, whose entire political career has been based on his father's name and his unwillingness to take a position on any important issues.

Those kind of feckless politicians are out-of-style in Washington.

Ex-House Candidate to Challenge Bob Casey : Roll Call Politics

26 Organizations Call for Resumption of Yucca Mountain Review

One man - Sen. Harry Reid - is preventing the opening of a safe place to deposit the nation's nuclear waste. Reid's arrogance has cost taxpayers billions of dollars and has raised safety issues because spent fuel rods are being stored in populated areas instead of the underground depository in Nevada. A Republican majority in the Senate would end Reid's tyranny.

26 Organizations Call for Resumption of Yucca Mountain Review

Newspaper: Obama's 'Solargate' Unraveling

Investor's Business Daily on the growing Obama Scandal:
The White House pressured federal officials to OK a loan to an insolvent but politically tied green energy company in advance of a vice-presidential photo-op.
Solargate Unraveled - Investors.com

Columnist: Top 5 Presidential Contenders Who Shaped Conservatism

Top 5 Presidential Contenders Who Shaped Conservatism - HUMAN EVENTS

Rick Perry in 'Toy Story 4'

Pennsylvania GOP looks to split electoral votes

Barack Obama won Pennsylvania in 2008 because he won the City of Philadelphia, which is not representative of the rest of the state. Pennsylvania Republicans have come up with a reform plan to more accurate reflect the wishes of Pennsylvania voters. Under the plan, Obama would have received about half the electoral votes he won in 2008.

Pennsylvania GOP looks to split electoral votes - Washington Times

Your tax dollars at work

No wonder this country is bankrupt. The Democrats' favorite stimulus becomes a firehose of fraud and error, says columnist John Hayward

$19 Billion In Unemployment Benefits Paid In Error - HUMAN EVENTS

Pennsylvania Unemployment Jumps to 8.2%

The Obama Recession continues as the jobless rate in Pennsylvania jumped from 7.8 percent in July to 8.2 percent in August.

The number of unemployed Pennsylvanians rose by 22,000 in August to an estimated 516,000.

So much for Obama's "Recovery Summer II."

Pennsylvania's Employment Situation: August 2011

PennDOT Offers Free Replacement Driver License and Motor Vehicle Products and Extensions to Flood Victims

PennDOT Offers Free Replacement Driver License and Motor Vehicle Products and Extensions to Flood Victims

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Weekend Hours for Offices in Flooded Regions

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Weekend Hours for Offices in Flooded Regions

Gov. Corbett Signs Execution Warrant

Gov. Tom Corbett has signed his 8th execution warrant since taking office in January, but death penalty advocates know it's a waste of time. No death row inmate has been executed in Pennsylvania since 1999.

Governor Corbett Signs Execution Warrant for Convicted Killer

'Waiting for ‘Superman' Screening, Panel Discussion at Albright College on Sept. 25

The acclaimed documentary film 'Waiting for 'Superman' will be shown for free on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Albright College in Reading, PA, followed by a panel discussion on the American education system.

The film begins at 5:15 p.m. in Klein Lecture Hall, followed by the panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel will be Louis Shucker, an attorney in private practice and a school board member, and Thomas Beveridge, a retired elementary principal from Pottsville, Pa., who supports charter schools. Joseph Yarworth, Ph.D., chair and assistant professor of education at Albright, will serve as moderator.

Film and Panel Discussion to Examine America's Public Education System

Obama Behind The Wheel

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Interesting post over at Bernie Goldberg's website about a new trend in liberal media bias: Far left new organizations finding the absolute worst photo they can of Republicans and printing or posting them.

A Picture's Worth of Bias

Obama's job approval ratings hit all-time low

Obama's job approval ratings hit all-time low - News - The Daily Reveille - Louisiana State University

Pennsylvania Extends State Tax Deadlines for Taxpayers Impacted by Recent Storms

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Extends State Tax Deadlines for Taxpayers Impacted by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee

Historian Discovers 'Birth Certificate' of U.S. Constitution

Historian Discovers 'Birth Certificate' of U.S. Constitution

Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT Mark National Child Passenger Safety Week

Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT Mark National Child Passenger Safety Week

Time to call a plumber

Newspaper: Obama Loses Big Again

Investor's Business Daily on the repudiation of Barack Obama's presidency by voters in New York and Nevada in special elections held Tuesday:
Rebellion: The safest of Democratic congressional seats in the citadel of liberalism has gone conservative Republican. But it just continues the remarkable trend that began when voters realized the mistake they made in 2008.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Loud And Clear, And Repeated - Investors.com

FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Revisions to Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule

FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Revisions to Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

GOP Listened to Voters and Won

How did a Catholic Republican pull off an upset in a Democratic Jewish Congressional district?

Patrick Brennan has some thoughts on the GOP's winning strategy in New York's 9th Congressional District and how it can use the same formula against Barack Obama in 2012.

In NY-9, GOP Listened to Voters - Patrick Brennan - National Review Online

Crowd of 500 gives 422 tolling plan unwelcome reception

Crowd gives 422 tolling plan unwelcome reception (videos) - pottsmerc.com

Liberal Media's Disinterest in Jump in Poverty Under Obama

Video: Bozell Discusses Media's Disinterest in Jump in Poverty Under Obama | NewsBusters.org

Media Silent on Poll Showing 74% of Voters Think Economy Is Over-regulated

Media Silent on Poll Showing 74% of Voters Think Economy Is Over-regulated | NewsBusters.org

Obama jump starts economy

Pennsylvania high court opens its doors for cameras

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which dates back to the 1700s, has entered the 21st century.

Pennsylvania high court opens its doors for cameras

Cantor: N.Y. win would show dissatisfaction with Obama

Cantor: N.Y. win would show dissatisfaction with Obama

Gov. Corbett Announces Opening of 7 Disaster Recovery Centers

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Opening of Seven Disaster Recovery Centers

Auditor General Jack Wagner Calls For More Oversight of Welfare Programs

Auditor General Jack Wagner Says Welfare Dept. Must Improve Electronic Benefits Transfer Card Oversight

Weiner's House seat goes to GOP

Republicans won two Congressional seats in special elections Tuesday that were billed as referendums on Barack Obama's failed presidency. Not a good sign for Democrats as they continue to follow Obama over a cliff.

The big blow to the Democrats was the loss of the New York Congressional seat held by former Rep. Anthony Weiner, which had been in Democratic hands since 1922.

Weiner's House seat goes to GOP

Keeping Lawyers Busy

Newspaper: Public hostile toward Route 422 toll plan

There is not a Republican lawmaker in Berks, Chester or Montgomery counties who will support tolling of Route 422. And since Republicans control both houses of the Pennsylvania Legislature, I can't see this plan moving forward.

At forum, public hostile toward Route 422 toll plan

Editorial: John Perzel plea highlights how power corrupts

Perzel plea highlights how power corrupts - SunGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Williamsport-Sun Gazette

Who's Accountable For Failure of Obamanomics?

Who's Accountable For Failure? - Investors.com

FRC Praises Federal Judge for Striking Down Part of Obamacare

FRC Praises Federal Judge for Striking Down Part of Obamacare

Big Fish, Little Fish

Poverty On the Rise Under Obama

Not exactly the change Americans were looking for. Poverty rates have risen to historic levels under the failed presidency of Barack Obama.

Poverty On the Rise - HUMAN EVENTS

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

A federal judge in Pennsylvania is the latest to strike down the key provision in the Obamacare bill forcing citizens to purchase health insurance.

From Judge Christopher C. Conner's ruling:
"The nation undoubtably faces a health care crisis. Scores of individuals are uninsured and the costs to all citizens are measurable and significant. The federal government, however, is one of limited enumerated powers, and Congress's efforts to remedy the ailing health care and health insurance markets must fit squarely within the boundaries of those powers."
Pa. federal judge rules against insurance mandate - pottsmerc.com

Obama Kills Another 500 Jobs In Texas

If you're keeping count, 2.5 million jobs lost since Barack Obama took office.

Obama Kills Another 500 Jobs In Texas - HUMAN EVENTS

After 9/11/11, Exploring the Questions the Anniversary Inspired

After 9/11/11, Exploring the Questions the Anniversary Inspired

Changes to Pennsylvania Prison Emergency Notification are Coming Oct. 1

Changes to Pennsylvania Prison Emergency Notification are Coming Oct. 1

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Obama Jobs Speeches



Every time Barack Obama gives a speech about the need to create more jobs, it seems more Americans lose their jobs.

Never Forget

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Clinton, Boehner to Host Bipartisan Fundraiser for Flight 93 Memorial

Clinton, Boehner to Host Bipartisan Fundraiser for Flight 93 Memorial - Ethan Klapper - NationalJournal.com

A Pictorial Look Back at the Sept. 11 Attacks

A Pictorial Look Back at the Sept. 11 Attacks - HUMAN EVENTS

George W. Bush Flight 93 Memorial Speech, September 10, 2011

GW Bush at Flight 93 Memorial: 'Evil Is Real, So Is Courage'

GW Bush at Flight 93 Memorial:'Evil Is Real, So Is Courage' - HUMAN EVENTS

Remember The Fallen

Columnist: Remembering 9/11 and Recognizing Its Message

Columnist J.T. Young: Remembering 9/11 and Recognizing Its Message - HUMAN EVENTS

Pennsylvania DEP Offers Tips to Residents Dealing with Flood-Ravaged Property

DEP Offers Tips to Residents Dealing with Flood-Ravaged Property

Video: George W. Bush Remembers 9/11

Video: George W. Bush Remembers 9/11 | NewsBusters.org

NIA Exposes the Truth About Obama's Jobs Bill

NIA Exposes the Truth About Obama's Jobs Bill

Stars and Stripes ... Forever

Beware of Charity Scams Following Pennsylvania Flood Disaster

Beware of Charity Scams Following Pennsylvania Flood Disaster

PEMA Urges Residents to Document and Report Flood-Related Damages to Local Officials

PEMA Urges Residents to Document and Report Flood-Related Damages to Local Officials

Krauthammer on Obama: He'd Be a Good Professor But He Can't Run the Country

Krauthammer Schools WaPo's King on Obama: He'd Be a Good Professor But He Can't Run the Country | NewsBusters.org

George W. Bush's Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Speech

George W. Bush's Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Speech | NewsBusters.org

Rudy Giuliani On The Lessons of 9/11 Ten Years Later

DEP Offers Tips to Save Water, Ease Load on Treatment Facilities in Wake of Flooding

DEP Offers Tips to Save Water, Ease Load on Treatment Facilities in Wake of Flooding

Friday, September 09, 2011

An Obama Administration Green Jobs Project Gone Wrong



FBI Raids Solyndra, An Obama Administration Green Jobs Project Gone Wrong

Public Warned of Health Threats from Floodwaters

Public Warned of Health Threats from Floodwaters

9/11 Families File New Lawsuit Against Iran

Flight 93 Hero's Family and Other 9/11 Families File New Lawsuit Against Iran

FACT CHECK: Obama's jobs plan paid for? Seems not

Did you notice Obama's nose growing as he spoke to Congress the other night?

FACT CHECK: Obama's jobs plan paid for? Seems not - trentonian.com

The Jimmy Hoffa Jr. Gang

Obama's uncle quietly released from jail

Another illegal alien turned loose in the United States.

Obama's uncle quietly released from jail - The Boston Globe

Richard Viguerie: Will Republicans Betray Conservatives Again or Redeem Themselves?

Richard Viguerie: Will Republicans Betray Conservatives Again or Redeem Themselves?

As Obama Talks Jobs for Americans, His Immigration Policies Are Taking Jobs from Americans, Says FAIR

As Obama Talks Jobs for Americans, His Immigration Policies Are Taking Jobs from Americans, Says FAIR

The 'Contagion' Scenario - Fact or Fiction?

The 'Contagion' Scenario - Fact or Fiction?

Gov. Rick Perry to Join FRC Action's Values Voter Summit

Gov. Rick Perry to Join FRC Action's Values Voter Summit

Your tax dollars at work

Bonusgate corruption probe has cost Pa. Legislature $12.5 million - pottsmerc.com

Event honoring first responders postponed

An event designed to recognize first responders in Berks and Montgomery counties has been rescheduled because so many first responders are busy helping with flood conditions in the region.

HonorFest 2011 was scheduled to take place today at First Energy Stadium in Reading, but with so many police, firefighters and ambulance crews assisting victims of this week's flooding, the organizers decided to move the event to Saturday, Oct. 1.

For more information, visit www.Honorfest.com

Republicans Roundly Rip Obama’s Jobs Speech

Columnist: Republicans Roundly Rip Obama's Jobs Speech - HUMAN EVENTS

Big Labor's Back Pocket

Uh Oh: AP Fact-Checks Obama's 'Paid for' Jobs Claim

Uh Oh: AP Fact-Checks Obama's 'Paid for' Jobs Claim

Gov. Corbett Updates Flooding, Emergency Situation

Governor Corbett Updates Flooding, Emergency Situation

Ten Years After September 11: Recalling the Outrageousness of the Hollywood Left

Ten Years After September 11: Recalling the Outrageousness of the Hollywood Left

Wall Street: Obama Lays An Egg

Wall Street responds to Obama's job speech with the Dow dropping 300 points today. That's a vote of no confidence if there ever was one.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

GOP Debate makes MSNBC No. 1, lose 4M viewers following

Cellar-dweller MSNBC should take a hint: Get rid of all the liberal talking heads and start covering the news instead of shilling for Obama.

The GOP Debate makes MSNBC number 1, lose nearly 4 million viewers following

Gallup: Obama Had Worst Month Ever in August

Just wait until November 2012 when voters get to toss Obama out of office.

Gallup: Obama Had Worst Month Ever in August | CNSnews.com

Obama Gets Biblical

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day, Sept. 11

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day, Sept. 11

Obama's Recovery A Flop Of Historical Proportions

Obama's Recovery A Flop Of Historical Proportions - Investors.com

Obama Job Speech Preview In Verse

Obama Job Speech Preview In Verse - HUMAN EVENTS

Let us Pray: New Website Encourages Prayer For 9/11 Victims and Others

Let us Pray: New Website Encourages Prayer For 9/11 Victims and Others

Pennsylvania State Police Enforcement Effort Removes Trucks, Drivers from Service

Pennsylvania State Police Enforcement Effort Removes Trucks, Drivers from Service

Gov. Corbett Updates Flooding, Emergency Situation

Governor Corbett Updates Flooding, Emergency Situation

American Legion: Reserve Flag Honors for Military

Legion: Reserve Flag Honors for Military

Obama's Downward Spiral

Columnist: It's the spending, stupid, the stupid spending!

Economist Ralph Reiland: It's the spending, stupid, the stupid spending! - pottsmerc.com

Big White House economic speeches that failed

If history is any judge, expect Barack Obama to fail miserably tonight in his attempt to salvage his failed presidency.

Big White House economic speeches that failed

U.S. drops to 5th in global competitiveness

After three years of Obamanomics ...

U.S. falls to 5th in global competitiveness, survey shows

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Supersized buyouts for school chiefs under scrutiny

Why do school board members elected to represent taxpayers hand over hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to overpaid school officials so they would leave? Where is the accountability?

From an article by Christina A. Samuels in Education Week:
Arlene Ackerman's $905,000 settlement with the Philadelphia district grabbed headlines, but she isn't the only Pennsylvania superintendent who has been shown the door in recent months with a generous settlement in hand.

According to media reports, William Hall, who led the 3,050-student Gettysburg district, left in February with $542,000. That included two years of salary and forgiving the mortgage on his house, which he had bought from the district's vocational education program. In August, Gerald Zahorchak, Pennsylvania's former secretary of education, was bought out a year into his five-year contract to lead the 17,700-student Allentown district. He will be paid a year's salary of $195,000 and a $55,000 lump sum.
Education Week: Supersized Buyouts for School Chiefs Scrutinized

Obama To The Rescue



See related editorial, Obama's drivel: Empty suit, at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

Gov. Corbett Announces Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations, Appointments

Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame Inducts 345 Members from Berks County

Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame Inducts 345 Members from Berks County

Spotlight on Pennsylvania Film Industry

Pennsylvania DCED Secretary Walker Tours ShootersINC; Highlights Job Growth in Pennsylvania Film Industry

Postal service unveils new logo

Richard Viguerie: Are Republicans the Party of Stupid?

Richard Viguerie: Are Republicans the Party of Stupid?

Poor, Disrespected Obama: Republicans 'Simply Do Not Like the Man'

MRC.org - Media Research Center: Poor, Disrespected Obama: Republicans 'Simply Do Not Like the Man'

President George W. Bush to Speak at Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Sept. 10 in Shanksville, PA

President George W. Bush and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to Speak at Flight 93 Memorial Dedication September 10th in Shanksville, PA

Working-age poor highest since 1960s

Barack Obama continues to make history ... but not in a good way.

Working-age poor population highest since '60s

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Newspaper: Obama ratings sink to new lows as hope fades

Even the liberal media that worked so hard to get Barack Obama elected in 2008 can't sugarcoat his disastrous presidency any more.

From The Washington Post:
Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama's inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

More than 60 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the economy and, what has become issue No. 1, the stagnant jobs situation. Just 43 percent now approve of the job he is doing overall, a new career low; 53 percent disapprove, a new high.
Read the full story at the newspaper's website.

Rick Perry vs. Barack Obama

Pennsylvania State Police: 9 Killed, 351 Injured in Labor Day Holiday Crashes

Pennsylvania State Police: Nine Killed, 351 Injured in Labor Day Travel Period Crashes

With Heavy Rain Forecast, PennDOT Urges Motorists to Avoid Flooded Roadways

With Heavy Rain Forecast, PennDOT Urges Motorists to Avoid Flooded Roadways, Use Common Sense

Obama Speech to Lay Failures on Congress

If you're planning to skip Obama's "jobs" speech on Thursday, here's a quick recap: He will say it's not his fault that the U.S. is saddled with record unemployment even thought Congress passed every piece of legislation he sent during his first two years in office. So now it's the Republicans in the House who are to blame for his failed policies.

Obama Campaign Speech to Lay Failures on Congress - HUMAN EVENTS

You Can't Get There From Here

Border Watchlisting a Decade After 9/11

Border Watchlisting a Decade After 9/11

New Study Unveils Americans' Bathroom Behaviors

How many people never wash their hands after using the bathroom? You don't want to know.

New Delta Faucet Study Unveils Americans' Bathroom Behaviors

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Columnist Jim Hoft:
The corrupt media will do anything ANYTHING to assist failed President Barack Obama, the worst jobs president since the Great Depression, in his re-election campaign next year.
Awful. AP Misleads Readers on Perry's New Hampshire Speech - HUMAN EVENTS

Monday, September 05, 2011

Columnist: The Anti-Worker President

Gary Bauer on Barack Obama's uncanny knack for eliminating jobs:
The federal government on Friday reported that fewer jobs were added to the American economy in August than in any month since World War II. Although economists had predicted that 75,000 jobs would be created in August, it turns out the net job gain was exactly zero.

Labor Day has always been associated with Big Labor, and thus, with the political Left. But at its core, Labor Day is about celebrating the American worker. And, as the August job numbers showed once again, it is the American worker who has been hurt most by the Obama administration's jobs-killing, growth-stifling agenda.
Read the full column at the link below:

The Anti-Worker President - HUMAN EVENTS

Friday, September 02, 2011

Columnist: Obama's Enron

Obama's Enron - Rich Lowry - National Review Online

Jonah Goldberg: The speech I’d like to hear from Obama

My Fellow Americans ... Jonah Goldberg - National Review Online

Columnist: The Gun Walker Cover Up Unravels

What did Obama/Holder know and when did they know?

When do the impeachment hearings begin?

The Gun Walker Cover Up Unravels - HUMAN EVENTS

European Vacation


Obama Recession Continues

Conn Carroll: Flood of new EPA rules could drown economic growth | Conn Carroll | Columnists | Washington Examiner

Liberal Media Downplays Rep. Carson's Smear of Tea Party

MRC.org - Media Research Center: Times Downplays Rep. Carson's Smear of Tea Party, Suggests Rep. West May Leave Congressional Black Caucus Because He's 'Taking Issue with Criticism'

Pennsylvania Tax Revenues Drop in August

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Releases August Collections

PEMA Urges Pennsylvania Residents to Report Irene-Related Damages to Local Officials

PEMA Urges Residents to Report Irene-Related Damages to Local Officials

Boy Scouts of America Honors Anniversary of 9/11 Through Service and Remembrance

Boy Scouts of America Honors Anniversary of 9/11 Through Service and Remembrance

Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending Illegal Alien Deportations

Judicial Watch Uncovers Documents from Department of Homeland Security Detailing Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending Illegal Alien Deportations

A New Obama Milestone: ZERO Jobs Growth

A New Obama Milestone: ZERO Jobs Growth - HUMAN EVENTS

Pennsylvania DEP Lifts Drought Declarations for 40 Counties

Pennsylvania DEP Lifts Drought Declarations for 40 Counties; Four Northern Counties Changed to Drought Watch Status