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Monday, October 31, 2011

Met-Ed Makes Water and Ice Available to Customers

More than 30 hours without electricity, a refrigirator and freezer full of spoiled food and the best Met-Ed can do is offer customers two bags of ice and four gallons of water?

Met-Ed Makes Water and Ice Available to Customers

The Regulation of Facebook, Google and Twitter

The Regulation of Facebook, Google and Twitter

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Met-Ed, PECO report record outages

No power for 26 hours. Utilities caught unprepared once again. And you'd think they'd staff their offices during an emergency.

Met-Ed, PECO report record outages - pottsmerc.com

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Brown-Castor Launch Second TV Ad

Voter remorse? Obama lost many donors from '08

Obama lost many donors from '08 presidential race - Washington Times

George F. Will: Obama a floundering naif

What a great line from a recent George F. Will column:

Obama, a floundering naif who thinks ATMs aggravate unemployment, is bewildered by a national tragedy of shattered dreams, decaying workforce skills and forgone wealth creation. Romney cannot enunciate a defensible, or even decipherable, ethanol policy.

Everyone ... Except Obama

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Post/NYT: 182,000 Words on Occupy Wall Street and Counting | NewsBusters.org

Pennsylvania boosts school property tax hike limits

State boosts property tax hike limits

Opinion: It's not about race, it's about policies

A warning to liberals, Obama-lovers and media cronies who keep playing the race card to cover for Obama's failed presidency: Don't read this op-ed; the logic will cause your head to explode.

It's not about race, it's about policies - dailylocal.com

Columnist: Herman Cain, the black Barry Goldwater

Let's hope Republicans do better in 2012 than Barry Goldwater did in the 1964 presidential election.

KUHNER: Herman Cain, the black Barry Goldwater - Washington Times

New Clarus Poll: Lady Gaga and the Politics of Halloween

New Clarus Poll: Lady Gaga and the Politics of Halloween

Watchdog: Obama stretches truth on accomplishments

Watchdog: Obama stretches truth on accomplishments - Washington Times

Gov. Corbett Signs 2 Bills into Law

Governor Corbett Signs Legislation

NewsBusted 10/28/11

Gov. Corbett Congratulates New Troopers at State Police Graduation

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Congratulates New Troopers at State Police Graduation

Pennsylvania Prosecutes 9 For Welfare Fraud

Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General Announces September Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Consultant: Redistricting could give Berks sixth seat in PA House

Redistricting could give Berks sixth seat in state House

Promises, Promises: Obama Stretches Truth

How can you tell if Barack Obama is lying? His mouth is moving. Obama has been claiming that he has fulfilled 60% of his 2008 election promises, but an independent review by the watchdog organization PolitiFact.com has determined that Obama has barely fulfilled 30% of his promises.

Promises, promises: Obama's 60% tally too high? - Washington Times

Columnist: Time to Choose: GOP Growth Spiral or Democrats' Death Spiral

John Hayward: Time to Choose: Growth Spiral or Death Spiral - HUMAN EVENTS

Nervous Pennsylvania GOP House Members Kill Electoral College Change

Nervous Pennsylvania GOP House Members Kill Electoral College Change - HUMAN EVENTS

Frightening

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Why property taxes should be eliminated in Pennsylvania

Here's a perfect example of why property taxes should not be used to fund public schools in Pennsylvania.

A pharmaceutical giant appeals its tax assessment and wins, forcing a Montgomery County school district to give back $6.5 million it collected in property taxes.

These appears are happening all over the state.

Spring-Ford School Board agrees to pay back $6.5M to GlaxoSmithKline - pottsmerc.com

Learn more about efforts to eliminate property taxes at the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition website.

Newspaper Endorses Bruce Castor, Jenny Brown for Montgomery County Commissioner



Two candidates in the Nov. 8 election are best suited to guide Montgomery County during difficult fiscal times.

From an editorial in The Doylestown Intelligencer:
It's our belief the Republicans have the stronger, more credible game plan. That's why our endorsement goes to Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown.
For commissioner in Montgomery County: Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown - phillyBurbs.com: The Intelligencer

Columnist: Global Warming — RIP?

Bad news for Al Gore. He's going to have to come up with a new scheme to line his pockets.

Global Warming — RIP? - Victor Davis Hanson - National Review Online

Your tax dollars at work

Which Obama minion at the State Department got the bright idea to use taxpayer dollars to buy copies of Obama's book? And Democrats keep saying there's no place to cut federal spending.

State Dept. spends $70K on Obama books - Washington Times

Message to Occupy Mob From The 53% of Americans Who Pay Taxes: Get A Job

Message From The 53%: Get A Job - Latest Headlines - Investors.com

The Obama Recession Continues

Two-thirds of Americans Rate Job Market in Their Region as Bad

Health Sector, Lawyers, Hollywood and Tech Industry Favor Obama With Campaign Cash

Barack Obama is owned by a bunch of millionaires? Shouldn't the Occupy Wall Street crowed be camped out around the White House?

Health Sector, Lawyers, Hollywood and Tech Industry Favor Obama With Campaign Cash - OpenSecrets Blog | OpenSecrets

PennDOT Crews, Equipment, Supplies Ready for Upcoming Winter

A freeze warning for Friday morning? A chance of snow showers on Saturday? I'm still trying to get into fall. I'm not ready for winter!

PennDOT Crews, Equipment, Supplies Ready for Upcoming Winter

Halloween Costumes For Sports Fans

Sen. Rafferty to host veterans breakfast on Oct. 29

Sen. John Rafferty is planning a salute to area veterans in Pennsylvania's 44th Senate District with a veterans appreciation breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the SunnyBrook Ballroom in Pottstown.

Due to the capacity of the building, only those veterans who have pre-registered with Sen. Rafferty's office will be admitted as seating is limited. To register, call 610-831-8830

Pennsylvania's 44th Senatorial District includes parts of Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties. In Berks County: Amity Township, Douglass Township and Robeson Township. In Chester County: Caln Township, Coatesville, East Brandywine Township, East Nantmeal Township, North Coventry Township, South Coatesville, South Coventry Township, Upper Uwchlan Township, Valley Township, Wallace Township, Warwick Township, West Brandywine Township, West Caln Township, West Nantmeal Township. In Montgomery County: Collegeville, Douglass Township, Limerick Township, Lower Pottsgrove Township, Lower Providence Township, Perkiomen Township, Pottstown, Royersford, Schwenksville, Skippack Township, Upper Pottsgrove Township, West Norriton Township, West Pottsgrove Township, Whitpain Township and Worcester Township.

Obama Profits From 'Health Care Reform'

It appears Obamacare was an elaborate scheme by Obama to shake down the health care industry.

Obama Rakes in More Health Care Cash Than Romney, Perry - Influence Alley

5 Million Americans Abuse Painkillers Each Month

More than Five Million Americans Abuse Painkillers Each Month

FRC, 30 Members of Congress Submit Brief Urging Supreme Court to Throw Out Entire Obamacare Law

FRC, 30 Members of Congress Submit Brief Urging Supreme Court to Throw Out Entire Obamacare Law

Another Obama Bailout?

Obama’s Student Loan Bailout - HUMAN EVENTS

Economist: Obama Stimulus Failed to Create Jobs

Romney: Obama Has No Plan to Get America Back to Work

Romney in Virginia: Obama Has No Plan to Get America Back to Work - HUMAN EVENTS

Obama on Leno

Obama's moral blind spots

Moral blind spots in Obama mortgage refinancing scheme

PA Insurance Department: Crashes Involving Deer Peak in November

Insurance Department: Crashes Involving Deer Peak in November

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to Open Nov. 1 in Pennsylvania

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to Open Nov. 1 in Pennsylvania

Unemployment Inc.: 6 reasons why America can't create jobs

Unemployment Inc.: 6 reasons why America can't create jobs

Obama's Blame-Americans-First Tour

Investor's Business Daily:
Having run out of excuses for the economic crisis his own policies have produced, President Obama has taken to blaming the American people. Has he no shame?
Read the full editorial at the link below:

President Obama's Blame-Americans-First Tour - Latest Headlines - Investors.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Top Haunted Attractions in U.S. 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

Newspaper: Is Student-Loan Forgiveness Obama's Next Crisis?

This guy can really step in it.

Is Student-Loan Forgiveness Obama's Next Crisis? - Latest Headlines - Investors.com

Occupy Obama's Pocket



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Union Boss Opposes Sale of PA Liquor Stores

Does the fact that Wendell W. Young IV makes a very comfortable salary as president of the union representing the liquor store clerk in Pennsylvania have anything to do with his opposition to the privatization of the stores?

Ending the government monopoly would raise $1.6 billion in new revenues for Pennsylvania and provide consumers with better hours, more locations and lower prices.

But it would result in a pay cut for union bosses like Mr. Young.

Young Says PFM Report Should 'End Farce' of Privatization

FRC Action and CitizenLink Release Scorecard on 112th Congress

FRC Action and CitizenLink Release Scorecard on 112th Congress

Video: The Victims of Greenpeace Exposed

Contractor Picked For New $316M Graterford Prison Project

The Corbett Administration saved $7 million by re-bidding the project after it took over from the Rendell Administration.

Contractor Chosen for New Prison Project in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Impact Report on Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Impact Report on Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Millionaire Michael Moore Desperately, Shamelessly Denies He Is the '1 Percent'

Michael Moore Desperately, Flailingly, Shamelessly Denies He Is the '1 Percent'

Obama Asks Hollywood to Help Him Re-Write History of Last Three Years

Obama Asks Hollywood to Help Him Re-Write History of Last Three Years

Newt Gingrich: To Create Jobs, Abolish the Death Tax Now

To Create Jobs, Abolish the Death Tax Now - HUMAN EVENTS

Mr. Lonely

Gallup: Americans Value Their Gun Rights

SAF Says New Gallup Data Shows Americans Value Their Gun Rights

Obama forgets he works for you

Once Again, America Disappoints Its President - HUMAN EVENTS

Optimism for the U.S. and World Economy Hits All-Time Low

Heckavu job, Barack.

Optimism for the U.S. and World Economy Hits All-Time Low, According to PwC's Q3 2011 Manufacturing Barometer

Pennsylvania State Police to Accept Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications

Pennsylvania State Police to Accept Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Halloween

Census Bureau News -- Profile America Facts for Features Halloween Oct. 31, 2011

Obama’s Economic Magic: Corporate Jet Builder Announces Layoffs

Obama's Economic Magic: Corporate Jet Builder Announces Layoffs - HUMAN EVENTS

Restore America in 2011

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Fisker Funding Fiasco

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Fisker Funding Fiasco

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PA House Passes Quigley Crackdown on Retail Theft

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) that would impose harsher penalties for retail theft on repeat offenders who have completed an Accelerated Rehabilitation Program (ARD).

House Bill 1603 was introduced at the request of the Limerick Police Department, which has been dealing with a dramatic rise in retail thefts since the Philadelphia Premium Outlets opened in the township. Many of the people arrested for shoplifting are repeat offenders.

How bad is the problem? Reporter Brandie Kessler will have the following story in Wednesday's edition of The Mercury:
LIMERICK — Three men arrested for retail theft from the Philadelphia Premium Outlets over the weekend have extensive criminal histories and between them have prior arrests for rape, robbery and murder, with one of them being a registered sex offender, according to police.
That's just the latest of dozens of articles published in The Mercury about thefts from Philadelphia Premium Outlets.

From a press release issued by Quigley:
"The ARD program cannot be used as a shield for repeat offenders," said Quigley. "It is a very worthy program that helps people who genuinely made a one-time mistake, but the Legislature must close the loophole that is allowing repeat wrongdoers to be charged with multiple first offenses."

Quigley's legislation is in reaction to the case of Commonwealth v. Graeff, in which the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that because the definition of second offense in the retail theft statute did not include participation in ARD, a subsequent offense must be considered another first offense.

House Bill 1603 would correct this multiple first offense loophole, allowing prosecutors to charge defendants who participated in ARD but continue to break Pennsylvania’s retail theft law with a second-degree misdemeanor.

"This is an important bill that closes a loophole in the law which allows second-time retail theft offenders to receive a more lenient sentence reserved for first-time offenders. I would like to thank Representative Quigley for the expeditious manner in which he addressed this issue after it was brought to his attention by Limerick Township police detectives," said Limerick Township Chief of Police William J. Albany.

"House Bill 1603 is consistent with the manner in which our laws handle multiple DUI offenders who have completed ARD," said Quigley. "Enacting this measure will send the message that Pennsylvania will not tolerate continued and unabashed retail theft. Its cost to our businesses and society is too high."
The legislation, which was approved by a vote of 178-20, will now go before the Senate for its consideration.

Michael Moore: Obama's First Term a 'Heartbreaking Disappointment'

Michael Moore: Obama's First Term a 'Heartbreaking Disappointment'

Consumerist.com Unveils 'Christmas Creep'

Christmas decorations on display before Halloween?

A new website urges readers to fight back against retailers who put out Christmas decorations early.

"It seems that every year retailers put out Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, sometimes in the middle of summer," said Meghann Marco, executive editor of Consumerist.com. "We've created the 'Christmas Creep' as a device for consumers to stand up to retailers and take back summer, fall and all the holidays within these seasons."

Readers can an submit photos of their "Christmas Creep" by emailing tips@consumerist.com or at http://consumerist.com/tips. Readers can also submit photos and tips to the editors through the Consumerist Tipster app for iPhone available free on iTunes.

Consumerist.com Unveils Its 'Christmas Creep'

Commonwealth Foundation Affirms Liquor Privatization Study

Commonwealth Foundation Affirms Liquor Privatization Study

Pennsylvania Expanding Red Light Safety Camera Program

Statement from NCSR: PA Lawmakers Vote for Public Safety by Expanding Red Light Safety Camera Program

Mona Charen: Obama Ignores American Interests

Obama Doctrine: Ignore American Interests - Mona Charen - National Review Online

Video: NewsBusted 10/25/11

Gov. Corbett Receives Privatization Plan for PA Liquor Control Board

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Receives Privatization Plan for Liquor Control Board

Liberal Hypocrisy: If Obama kills terrorists, it's a good thing

Despite Calling America Cowards After 9/11 for Using Cruise Missiles Bill Maher Now Loves Predator Drones | NewsBusters.org

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

NYT Denies Broad Anti-Semitism at OWS; Quick to See Racism at Tea Party Rallies

Obama's Tax Plan

Group Calls on PA Senate to Pass Comprehensive School Choice Plan

American Federation for Children Calls on Pennsylvania Senate to Pass Comprehensive School Choice Plan

Corbett Signs Bill to Strengthen Teen Driver Safety and Training in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Bill to Strengthen Teen Driver Safety and Training

PennDOT, State Police Team to Make Roads Safer for Halloween

PennDOT, State Police Team to Make Roads Safer for Halloween

CBS / NYT Poll: Cain 25%, Romney 21%, Gingrich 10%

CBS / NYT Poll: Cain 25, Romney 21, Gingrich 10 - HUMAN EVENTS

Berks County Register of Wills Larry Medaglia Jr. sets the record straight: 'There is no deficit'

Responding to the orchestrated smear campaign by Berks County Democratic Party bosses, Berks County Register of Wills Larry Medaglia Jr. answers his critics' baseless accusations in this letter to the editor published in the Reading Eagle. His Democrati opponent, Barnardo Carbajal, has nothing to offer voters, so he and his political cronies keep slinging mud at Medaglia hoping something sticks.

Medaglia writes:
Hollow and dishonest charges by candidates and their supporters are nothing new. It's what you get when they have little to offer. Worse yet, Bernard Carbajal knows the truth that there is no deficit but ignores it.
Read the full letter at the link below:

'There is no deficit' (10/24/11)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pennsylvanians split donations between Obama, GOP

Well-to-do Pennsylvania suburbanites who helped fund Obama's campaign in 2009 - and then voted him in - are having second thoughts.

Pennsylvanians split donations between Obama, GOP - pottsmerc.com

Pennsylvanians Demand Liquor Liberty!

Pennsylvanians Demand Liquor Liberty!

Obama-loving NBC In Ratings Free Fall

Which is worse? NBC's ratings or Obama's poll numbers? Both are heading South in a hurry.

NBC In Ratings Free Fall

Supercommittee to the rescue

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Declares Fiscal Emergency in City of Harrisburg

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Declares Fiscal Emergency in City of Harrisburg

Pennsylvania Honors Volunteers for State Prison Work

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Honors Volunteers for State Prison Work

Just how dumb is Joe Biden?

Newspaper: Joe Biden's Criminal Lies - Latest Headlines - Investors.com

Activist judge strikes again

Activist judge + ACLU = Ignoring the will of the people.

Judge blocks Fla.'s new welfare drug testing law - Florida Wires - MiamiHerald.com

A Real Choice: Herman Cain

'Dirty Jobs' Host Mike Rowe Not Impressed By Obama's Class Warfare

'Dirty Jobs' Host Mike Rowe Not Impressed By Obama's Class Warfare

To Friend or Not to Friend? That is Just One of the Questions

To Friend or Not to Friend? That is Just One of the Questions

Obama's Latest Foreign Policy Blunder

Iraq Withdrawal, a Gift to Iran - The Editors - National Review Online

Stamps to cost a penny more in 2012

I guess I should have stocked up on those "Forever" stamps last year.

Stamps to cost a penny more in 2012 - pottsmerc.com

Kool-Aid a Staple in U.S. Schools, Warns Author

The Kool-Aid's a Staple in U.S. Schools, Warns Marybeth Hicks - HUMAN EVENTS

Columnist: Pay For Play Exposed At Rutgers University

Undercover Tape Exposes Pay For Play At Rutgers University - HUMAN EVENTS

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Newspaper: Pay-to-play fees add new burden to family budgets

Is it fair to charge parents of students who get involved in high school sports or other extra-curricular activities additional fees? Parents are already paying property taxes to support the schools. Why should they be penalized if their children want to stay active?

Pay-to-play fees add new burden to family budgets - pottsmerc.com

Friday, October 21, 2011

Illegal immigration topic for Berks County Patriots

Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe was the featured speaker at the latest meeting of Berks County Patriots. The topic was Metcalfe's efforts to curb illegal immigrants in the Keystone State.

Illegal immigration topic for Patriots

Elizabeth Warren: 'I’m going for the hick vote'

Talk about an elitist attitude from former Obama official Elizabeth Warren, who is running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts against Scott Brown.

Elizabeth Warren: 'I'm going for the hick vote'

Reservation for Gadhafi

Opinion: Another outrage against the taxpayers

An excellent opinion piece about how Obama and the big banks are taking advantage of American consumers at every turn.

Another outrage against the taxpayers by Big Banks and Obama - dailylocal.com

Poll: Herman Cain 20% - Mitt Romney 18%

Herman Cain Rises to the Top among Republicans for the GOP Primary Win

ABC Exposes Govt. Loan to Build Cars in Finland, Skips Company's Ties to Dem Fundraisers

ABC Exposes Govt. Loan to Build Cars in Finland, Skips Company's Ties to Dem Fundraisers

Obama job approval: Worst quarter yet

Obama job approval: Worst quarter yet - By Andrew Malcolm - Investors.com

Bimbo Buys Sara Lee

Another American institution sold to a foreign company.

Bimbo Bakeries USA Acquisition of Sara Lee Fresh Bakery Business Receives DOJ Approval

Did Joe Biden graduate elementary school?

Mark Steyn has some doubts about the education of Vice President Joe Biden.

Joe Biden's Teachable Moments - Latest Headlines - Investors.com

Columnist: Joe Biden Is Not Only Offensive, He's a Liar

Reminder: Joe Biden Is Not Only Offensive, He's a Liar - HUMAN EVENTS

Birthday Wishes to Princess Leia





Princess Leia (aka Carrie Fisher) turns 55 today. This is how "Star Wars" fans will best remember her.

Susquehanna poll: Obama would lose Pennsylvania

Any Republican candidate would beat Barack Obama in Pennsylvania by a 45-38 percent margin if the election were held today, according to a new poll.

Read more at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

Obama Spends $529M to Create 500 Jobs – In Finland

Obama Green Jobs Triumph: $529 Million U.S. Taxpayer Loan Creates 500 Jobs – In Finland - HUMAN EVENTS

Networks Ignore Occupy Demands for 'Socialist' Revolution

Networks Ignore Occupy Demands for 'Socialist' Revolution | NewsBusters.org

Gadhafi Finds A New Cause

Oscar-studded film highlights divide between Dems, GOP

George Clooney's latest film, "The Ides of March," bombed at the box-office, just like every other left-leaning political film released by Hollywood. Columnist Drew Zahn offers some analysis on why liberals in Hollywood can't related to mainstream Americans.

Oscar-studded film highlights divide between Dems, GOP

Columnist: Obama and Occupy Wall Street Are One

David Limbaugh: Obama and Occupy Wall Street Are One - HUMAN EVENTS

Low Birthweight Infants Have Five Times Rate of Autism

Low Birthweight Infants Have Five Times Rate of Autism

NIA Exposes Occupy Wall Street Truth

National Inflation Association Exposes Occupy Wall Street Truth

George Soros Funds Occupy Wall Street

George Soros Funds Occupy Wall Street - HUMAN EVENTS

Where is Gadhafi?



See related editorial, "The death of Gadhafi: Another ding-dong gone," in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

Anti-Semites! With Signs!

The liberal media is ignoring the anti-Semitic displays from the Occupy Wall Street crowd.

Anti-Semites! With Signs!

Rendell: Obama could lose Pennsylvania

POLITICO: Rendell: Romney would carry Pa. today - David Catanese

Gallup: Majority Now Blame Obama for U.S. Economy

In U.S., Slight Majority Now Blame Obama for U.S. Economy

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Democrats Good At Pointing Fingers

Pennsylvania Democrats are pointing fingers at Gov. Tom Corbett (in office for just 9 months about Pennsylvania's sorry jobs totals, but the Commonwealth Foundation points out this fact:
Democrats controlled the Pennsylvania House from 2006 to 2010, with Gov. Rendell (a Democrat) in office. During that time, the state lost 137,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate doubled from 4.2 percent to an abysmal 8.5 percent.
Read more here.

Andrew Klavan's Talking Crap 3: ABSOLUTE CRAP!!!

Gov. Corbett Announces Recent Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Recent Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Media Research Center - NY Times: Occupy Wall Street Like Tiananmen Square, But Tea Party Protests Were Like Terrorist Weathermen

Newspaper Web Traffic Up 20%

NAA: Newspaper Web Traffic Up 20% In Sept

The GOP Jobs Plan

Medicare Costs Likely To Cut Into Social Security's Increase

The government giveth ... and the government taketh away.

Remember that 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment that was supposed to kick in for Social Security recipients in January? Forget about it. Higher Medicare Part B premiums will most likely wipe out as much as one-fourth of the anticipated Social Security raise.

Medicare Part B Premium Costs Likely To Cut Into Social Security's Increase - Kaiser Health News

AP-GfK Poll: 7 in 10 say US headed in wrong direction

AP-GfK Poll: Hope weak for economy, Obama remedies - Boston.com

Democratic House Incumbents Dropping Like Flies

With Democrats headed for historic losses in 2012 behind the failed Obama presidency, Congressional Democrats are abandoning ship.

Democratic House Incumbents Dropping Like Flies - HUMAN EVENTS

Pennsylvania Unemployment Rises to 8.3%

Another 7,000 Pennsylvanians lost their jobs in September, bringing the total number of state residents out of work to 523,000.

The Obama recession continues ...

Pennsylvania's Employment Situation for September 2011

Poll: Half of Americans Do Not Believe President Obama Will be Re-elected

Harris Poll: Half of Americans Do Not Believe President Obama Will be Re-elected

Democratic Congressman Slams Obama

Dem U.S. Rep Dennis Cardoza Announces Retirement; Slams Obama, the Media

Rep. Jim Gerlach: Senate Dems ignore jobs crisis

Senate Dems watch as job crisis grows - pottsmerc.com

Your tax dollars at work

CDC Study Shows Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior Vary Among U.S. Adults

CDC Study Shows Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior Vary Among U.S. Adults

Gov. Corbett signs fiscal emergency bill for distressed cities

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Senate Bill 1151

Gov. Corbett Signs Highway Designation Bill for Route 23

A section of Route 23 from the Chester-Montgomery border to Route 100 has a new designation.

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Highway Designation Bill

Misery Index Hits a 28 Year High Under Obama

Misery Index Hits a 28 Year High | Red Dog Report

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to tweet rulings

The nation's oldest appellate court, dating to back 1684, will be using the latest technology, namely Twitter, to announce rulings.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to tweet rulings - dailylocal.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Expert: Obama's 'First 1,000 Days' as 'America's CEO' Gets Failing Grade

"If Barack Obama were CEO of a major U.S. corporation today, he'd be fired by now," says Stephen Xavier.

Obama's 'First 1,000 Days' as 'America's CEO' Gets Failing Grade, Says America's Top Coach Stephen Xavier

Expert: Occupy Wall Street Protestors Make All the Wrong Political Moves

Occupy Wall Street Protestors Make All the Wrong Political Moves, Says Grassroots Political Influence Expert Amy Showalter

Gov. Tom Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett Honor Nine Women as Pennsylvania's Distinguished Daughters

Governor Tom Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett Honor Nine Women as Pennsylvania's Distinguished Daughters

More U.S. kids in poverty than people in your state?

More U.S. kids in poverty than people in your state? | Remapping Debate

Obama's Zero-Zero-Zero Plan

Toomey praises Senate confirmation of PA judicial nominees

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) praised the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Mark Hornak to be a U.S. District judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Robert Mariani to be a U.S. District judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

The Senate voted 82-17 Wednesday to confirm Mariani. Hornak was confirmed by unanimous consent.

From a press release issued by Toomey's office:
"Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to meet separately with both Mr. Hornak and Mr. Mariani, and I am very confident of their intellect, their experience, their integrity, temperament, commitment to public service and to their understanding of the proper role of a judge."

"Mark Hornak has been a careful student of the law throughout his career and has demonstrated an intellectual curiosity and a commitment to integrity, which I know will serve him well. Robert Mariani's diligence, professionalism and knowledge of the law will be an asset to the bench. I believe that these character traits and this range of experience will enable them to effectively serve the people of Pennsylvania."

The Senate voted Monday to confirm Cathy Bissoon as a U.S. District judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Sen. Toomey submitted blue slips to the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve Hornak, Mariani and Bissoon in June, signaling the senator's support and allowing the Judiciary Committee to move forward with judicial hearings and the confirmation process.

Sen. Toomey spoke in support of the three judicial nominees at their July Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing as well as on the Senate floor on Monday.

10 things still made in America

10 things still made in America - pottsmerc.com

Report: Sunday hunting in PA may generate $804M

This sounds like a no-brainer. Pennsylvania needs revenues and legalizing hunting on Sundays would add more than $800 million to state coffers. Lock and load.

Report: Sunday hunting in Pa. may generate $804M - pottsmerc.com

The Austerity Myth: Federal Spending Up 5% This Year

The Austerity Myth: Federal Spending Up 5% This Year - Investors.com

Concord Coalition Criticizes AARP Ad Campaign as Irresponsible

Concord Coalition Criticizes AARP Ad Campaign as Irresponsible

Going Down With The Ship

American Legion Concerned by Weak Congressional Stand Against Vets Budget Cuts

The American Legion Concerned by Weak Congressional Stand Against Vets Budget Cuts

Newspaper: Democrats' 900 Days Of Irresponsibility

Dems' 900 Days Of Irresponsibility - Investors.com

Social Security Recipients to Get 3.6 Percent COLA Increase in 2012

Social Security Recipients to Get 3.6 Percent COLA Increase in 2012

It's Not All About The Talk

It's Not All About The Talk

Keep Your Pets Safe During Halloween

Keep Your Pets Safe During Halloween

Morning Joe: If Cain Were a Democrat Media Would Be 'Swooning Over' Him Like They Did Obama

Morning Joe: If Cain Were a Democrat Media Would Be 'Swooning Over' Him Like They Did Obama | NewsBusters.org

The Haves and the Have-Nots

Income Inequality Not What OWS-Loving Media Claim | NewsBusters.org

What the GOP wants to Occupy

Susan Sarandon Calls Pope Benedict a 'Nazi'

Another Hollywood nitwit shoots off her mouth - and the rest of the Left Coast rallies around.

Susan Sarandon Calls Pope Benedict a 'Nazi'

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Social Security to hand out first raises since '09

Some good news coming in 2012 for the nation's 55 million Social Security recipients.

Social Security to hand out first raises since 2009 – USATODAY.com

Analysis: Pennsylvania Public Schools Racked by Violence

Analysis Finds Failing Public Schools Racked by Violence

2011 Ranking of World's Best Universities

U.S. lands 6 of the Top 10 schools, including the University of Pennsylvania.

U.S. News Media Group Releases 2011 Ranking of World's Best Universities

Pennsylvania Releases September Table Game Revenue

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases September Table Game Revenue

Get the message?

Powerball to Offer Better Odds, Larger Jackpots Beginning Jan. 15

Powerball to Offer Better Odds, Larger Jackpots Beginning Jan. 15

Gov. Corbett Announces Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Lack of Reporting System Makes Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Easy Victims for Criminals

Lack of Reporting System Makes Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Easy Victims for Criminals

Eric Holder's Next Job

Obama Gets Desperate

'Fast & Furious': How a botched operation spawned fatal results

A comprehensive look by The Washington Times at one of the biggest government scandals in U.S. history, involving top Obama administration officials.

The liberal media continues to downplay the scandal to protect Obama.

'Fast & Furious' - How a botched operation spawned fatal results - Washington Times

Friday, October 14, 2011

Obama lied about funding abortions

Remember when Barack Obama said there was no funding for abortions in his Obamacare bill so the so-called conservative Democrats would go along with the bill? He lied. Now Obama is threatening to veto a Republican-sponsored bill that would remove the abortion funding (that Obama denied was in Obamacare in the first place).

House votes to stop health care law abortions - Boston.com

Mixed Message?

PennDOT Reminds Homeowners to Prepare Mailboxes for Winter

PennDOT Reminds Homeowners to Prepare Mailboxes for Winter

Marcellus Shale Panel Discussion Will Address Gov. Corbett's Proposed Impact Fee

Marcellus Shale Panel Discussion Will Address Gov. Corbett's Proposed Impact Fee

Pennsylvania Liquor Board Fraud Tip Line

Focused on improving operations and reducing waste, the The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has a confidential tip line, 1-855-693-2062, and an online site to report fraud involving the state's liquor store system.

The web-based reporting system is also available at http://www.lcb.state.pa.us/TipLine

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Launches Fraud Tip Line

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Berks County Greek festival showcases food, culture, music

READING — The largest ethnic food festival in Berks County returns for its 41st year on the weekend of Oct. 14-15-16 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the Greek Food Bazaar to enjoy authentic Greek food and pastry and live music and dancing.

The food is prepared and cooked on the premises by church members using traditional family recipes.

The most popular dish is Athenian-style chicken, which comes in a platter with a side of rice pilaf, Greek-style string beans, a Greek salad, roll and butter for $10. You can substitute Plaki (fresh fish fillet baked with vegetables, herbs and wine) for the platter meal on Friday.

There are also a la carte items such Gyro (marinated beef and lamb slices) and Souvlaki (pork shis-ke-bob) sandwiches; Calamari (squid) cooked in tomatoes and wine; Moussaka (eggplant casserole); Arni Psito (roast lamb); and Pastitsio (layered Greek pasta, seasoned with chopped beef topped with béechamel.

All food items are available to eat-in in the church social hall or take-out.
A variety of imported Greek wines and spirits, including Ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur, will also be served.

While enjoying a meal in the main dining hall, visitors will be treated to Greek and American music by Stavros & Maria, a brother-sister duo who are also church members.
The church’s youth dance group, Kefi, will perform traditional Greek dances throughout the weekend wearing colorful costumes.

After a hearty meal, there’s plenty to see and do on the church grounds. An Agora (Greek market) offers packaged Greek foods and prepared dishes to go. The Kafenio (Greek coffee house) features fresh-brewed Greek-style coffee, rice pudding and pastries in a relaxed atmosphere.

Visitors can also shop for original artwork, gold jewelry and items imported from Greece in various gift rooms.

Festival-goers can also view one of the largest collections of Byzantine iconography in the United States. Guided tours of the church interior are provided on the hour.

A popular stop for all visitors is the pastry room, where you can pick between popular treats like Baklava (almonds, butter, and honey layered in flaky pastry), Teelikta (walnuts, butter and honey rolled in flaky pastry); Kourabiethes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar), Koulourakia (Greek twisted butter cookie) and Galaktobouriko (a filo pastry filled with custard and moistened with honey syrup).

Another Greek delicacy is Loukoumathes (puffed honey balls), a warm dough pastry topped with honey, cinnamon and chopped nuts.

Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking are free. The event is held rain or shine.

Additional parking is available across the street at Berks Catholic High School.
The church is located at 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., about one mile from Business Route 222 South (Lancaster Avenue), just turn onto Hancock Boulevard between the two car dealerships and stay on the road until you see the church.

For more information, call the church office at 610-374-7511 or visit the church’s website, www.stsconstantinehelen.org

Postal Service Unveils 2011 Holiday Forever Stamps



Only 73 Days Away: The 2011 Holiday Forever Stamps on Sale Today

Media Bias 101

Byron York: Media Bias 101 - pottsmerc.com

Mourdock: Republican Lugar Should Resign from Democrat-Leaning Organization

Mourdock: Republican Lugar Should Resign from Democrat-Leaning Organization

Top 10 Tax evaders' wall of shame

Top ten list: Tax evaders' wall of shame

Cain vs Obama - The debate Democrats dread

Newspaper: White House overlooks Christian persecution while pandering to Islam

EDITORIAL: Obama's Christian problem - Washington Times

Is there anything left for Democrats to tax?

From Investor's Business Daily:
Is your 401(k) safe from the tax man? That's a question that might be worth asking, as the congressional "supercommittee" scrambles to find $1.5 trillion in additional deficit cuts.
Are Democrats Eyeing 401(k)s, IRAs for Tax Hit? - Investors.com

Cain vs. Obama

Nearly 8 in 10 Americans now see country on the wrong track

Heckavu Job, Barack.

Nearly 8-in-10 Americans now see country on the wrong track - Investors.com

Gov. Corbett Appoints 4 to Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

Governor Corbett Appoints Four Members to Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

Pennsylvania Renews License For SugarHouse Casino

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Renews Casino Operator's License For SugarHouse Casino

Not Much There

Judge overturns gun charge conviction against Sen. Bob Mensch

A Berks County Court of Common Pleas judge has tossed the conviction against Pennsylvania State Sen. Bob Mensch stemming from an alleged road rage incident earlier this year. It was a weak case against Mensch, so there's no surprise the charges were overturned on appeal.

Berks judge overturns state Sen. Mensch's gun charge conviction - pottsmerc.com

2 more GOP challengers for Sen. Bob Casey Jr.

Two more Pennsylvania Republicans have entered the race against ultra-liberal U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., who has built a reputation of rubber-stamping everything Barack Obama sends down the pike.

Two more get in Senate race against Bob Casey

Editorial: State pension fix needs to include system overhaul

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell kept kicking the public pension can down the road for eight years. Now Pennsylvania taxpayers are facing a ticking time bomb.

State pension fix needs to include system overhaul - pottsmerc.com

Poll: Herman Cain leads GOP pack

NBC/WSJ poll: Cain now leads GOP pack

EU: Cyprus-Turkey situation potential for problems

The quickest path to a solution of the Cyprus problem is the immediate withdrawal of the 40,000 Turkish occupation troops from Cyprus.

EU: Cyprus-Turkey situation potential for problems - Cyprus Mail

Deadline Approaches for Pennsylvania Businesses to File Decennial Reports

Deadline Approaches for Pennsylvania Businesses to File Decennial Reports

PA Banking Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Actions

PA Banking Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Actions

Columnist: Gunwalker tip of a Obama scandal iceberg

FARAGO: Gunwalker is only the tip of a scandal iceberg - Washington Times

Catholics upset with new translation of Mass

Catholics express unsettling words in response to translation of Mass - Washington Times

ProEnglish Blasts New Bilingual Ballot Burden

The Obama Administration has ordered election officials in 25 states to provide bilingual ballots (primarily Spanish) for voters who do not speak English. An advocacy group says this is a waste of taxpayer dollars.

ProEnglish Blasts New Bilingual Ballot Burden

Video: NewsBusted 10/11/11

Columnist: Cyprus on the World Stage

An interesting column on the future of Cyprus, which has been occupied by Turkish troops for the past 37 years.

Cyprus on the World Stage - Daniel Pipes - National Review Online

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

3 PA counties qualify for Spanish-language ballots

Because of large Hispanic populations, voters in Berks, Lehigh and Philadelphia counties will be offered Spanish-language ballots on Nov. 8.

Newsroom: 2010 Census: Census Bureau Releases 2011 Determinations of Political Jurisdictions Subject to Minority Language Assistance Provisions of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act

Voter Fraud: Obama-style

Ex-Indiana governor: That's not my signature on Obama petition

Survey: Less Than Half of Teens Have Had Sex

Less Than Half of Teens Have Had Sex

Top Ten Richest Celebrities Supporting Wall Street Protests

'We have met the enemy ... and he is us'

Top Ten Richest Celebrities Supporting Wall Street Protests | NewsBusters.org

Coalition: Repeal Harmful Durbin Amendment

Electronic Payments Coalition Announces Support of House Bill to Repeal Harmful Durbin Amendment

Bilingual voting ballots ordered in Pennsylvania

Bilingual voting ballots ordered in 25 states including Pa. - pottsmerc.com

Salaries & Job Satisfaction Hold Steady

I suspect most people are thankful to have a job after Barack Obama's disastrous three years in the White House.

Salaries & Job Satisfaction Hold Steady, According to Light Reading's Second Annual Salary Survey

Emails Link Solyndra Investors, Campaign Donors and White House

E-mails Link Solyndra Investors, Campaign Donors and White House - HUMAN EVENTS

Study finds teens postponing sex, using birth control more

Study finds teens postponing sex, using birth control more - Washington Times

Holder Must Go

America Remains the Most Admired Country Globally

Despite all the damage Obama and his cronies have done, the U.S. is still the most admired nation on the planet.

America Remains the Most Admired Country Globally in the 2011 Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index

Judicial Watch Sues for Documents in 'Fast and Furious' Gun-Running Operation

Judicial Watch Sues Department of Justice and ATF for Documents Pertaining to ATF's 'Fast and Furious' Gun-Running Operation

Family lost in corn maze call 911 for help

The identity of this family should be released as a public service. They appear to be a danger to themselves.

Family lost in Mass. corn maze call 911 for help - Boston.com

Pennsylvania Governor Unveils Major School Choice Expansions

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett Unveils Major School Choice Expansions

Media Guide to Protesters

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another left-leaning political film flops at the box office

Interesting theory by the Los Angeles Times why the left-leaning "Ides of March" bombed at the box office on its opening weekend despite the star power of ultra-leftist George Clooney.

"March" finished a distant second to "Real Steel" with a disappointing $10.4 million at the weekend box office.

Here's my take: The audience for liberal subject matter is just too small to support these films.

L.A. Times: Political Films Flop Because They're Not Partisan Enough

Coptic Egyptian Christians in Egypt Massacred

Scores of Coptic Egyptian Christians in Cairo Massacred While Conducting Peaceful Sit-In

Herman Cain Responds to Harry Belafonte: 'I Left the Democrat Plantation a Long Time Ago'

Herman Cain Responds to Harry Belafonte: 'I Left the Democrat Plantation a Long Time Ago'

'The Rule of Law Under Attack - From Stealth Amnesty to the Fast and Furious Scandal'

Judicial Watch Presents a Special Presentation by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): 'The Rule of Law under Attack - from Stealth Amnesty to the Fast and Furious Scandal'

Survey: Americans in the Dark About the Real Cost of Retirement

Americans in the Dark About the Real Cost of Retirement

Pink Slip Obama - 2012

PA Catholic Conference Backs Corbett School Choice Plan

PA Catholic Conference Applauds Governor Corbett's School Choice Plan

Chris Christie Endorses Mitt Romney for President

Christie Endorses Romney - HUMAN EVENTS

Conde Nast Traveler Announces the Winners of Its 24th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Conde Nast Traveler Announces the Winners of Its 24th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Commonwealth Foundation Applauds Corbett Education Plan, Urges Action

Commonwealth Foundation Applauds Education Plan, Urges Action

More Obama BS

Gov. Corbett Outlines Agenda for Education Reform

Governor Tom Corbett Outlines Agenda for Education Reform

Diane Sawyer's 'Thousand Countries' Flub

Sawyer's Flub: Claims Wall Street Protests Have 'Spread to More Than a Thousand Countries' | NewsBusters.org

AP Downplays Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt

Bland AP Headline Downplays Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt; Muslim Brotherhood-Salafi Alliance Ignored | NewsBusters.org

Marijuana-shaped candy alarms parents, officials

You may want to avoid handing out this candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Marijuana-shaped candy alarms parents, officials - Washington Times

Monday, October 10, 2011

Obama's disconnect in jobs sales pitch

The Associated Press' Erica Werner takes apart Obama's latest convoluted message on jobs, focusing on Obama's version of reality, which has nothing to do with reality.

Bottom line? It's not about jobs, an area where Obama has failed miserably during the past three years, it's about setting up his re-election campaign for 2012. The nation's tens of millions of unemployed are mere pawns in Obama's game.

From Werner's article:
The disconnect between what Obama says about his jobs bill and what stands as the political reality flow from his broader aim: to rally the public behind his cause and get Congress to act, or, if not, to pin blame on Republicans.

He is waging a campaign, one in which nuance and context and competing responses don't always fit in if they don't help make the case.
SPIN METER: Obama's disconnect in jobs sales pitch | ajc.com

Obama Support Among Independents Drops to 30%

Obama Support Among Independents Drops to 30% | Red Dog Report

Christian Persecution Circa 2011

Egypt Coptic church decries attacks on Christians - Boston.com

Hollywood Continues To Make Friends, Influence People With Anti-Christian Bigotry

Hollywood Continues To Make Friends, Influence People With Anti-Christian Bigotry

Be sure to thank your banker

Rep. Joe Pits: Struggling against the tide of regulations

Struggling against the tide of regulations - pottsmerc.com

Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum Top Values Voter Summit Straw Poll

Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum Finish On Top in Values Voter Summit Straw Poll

Dollar coins piling up

Another classic example of government waste. A 2005 law forces the U.S. Mint to continue to produce new dollar coins even though the public refuses to use them. So the government just stores them.

Dollar coins piling up at Baltimore reserve bank

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Columnist: Solargate just the tip of the iceberg

Al Gore made a fortune from the global warming scam, now Barack Obama and his political cronies are pocketing millions of your tax dollars in all sorts of solar energy scams.

DEROY MURDOCK: National scandal of green jobs - timesherald.com

Was John Lennon a conservative?

Imagine John Lennon really was a born-again conservative - Washington Times

Video: NewsBusted

Send Bob Casey Jr. Packing in 2012

Pennsylvania voters need to send Sen. Bob Casey Jr. packing in 2012.

"Bob Casey promised he would usher in an era of fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets in Washington, but instead he's spent the last several years rubber-stamping President Obama's liberal agenda, maxing out the government credit card and driving our national debt through the roof while failing to create the jobs he promised. That's why we believe this will be among the most competitive races in the country next year." – Chris Bond, NRSC spokesman

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Texas Museum to Return Orthodox Frescoes to Cyprus

Texas Museum to Return Orthodox Frescoes to Cyprus - ABC News

Ted Nugent: Iran's voodoo extremists trump our enviro-nuts

TED NUGENT: Iran's voodoo extremists trump our enviro-nuts - Washington Times

Thumbs Down

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

The Associated Press hammered George W. Bush for running up big deficits, but gives Barack Obama a free pass after The Chosen One has run up $4 trillion in debt in just three years.

AP Unbylined Report on CBO's Fiscal 2011 Deficit Estimate Avoids All the Big Messy Numbers | NewsBusters.org

Enough with the Chris Christie fat jokes

'Chris Christie Is SO Fat' and the Hacky State of Political Stand-Up Comedy

Obama's Dismal Record on Jobs

From an Associated Press article on the September jobs picture:
There are 14 million people counted as unemployed in the United States. An additional 9.3 million are working part time and would rather work full time. And 2.5 million more have simply given up looking for a job.
That's $25.8 million people with no hope as long as Obama occupies the White House!!!

Summing up Obamanomics: Lies, failure and wasted money

What the White House doesn't want you to know about it spends your money.

Colin Hanna: Lies, failure and wasted money - Washington Times

Obama: We remain committed to a comprehensive solution in Cyprus

Talk is cheap.

Every American president since Gerald Ford has promised to resolve the Cyprus issue, but nothing has been done in 37 years to remove 30,000 Turkish troops from occupied Cyprus.

The Turkish lobby owns Washington.

Obama: We remain committed to a comprehensive solution in Cyprus

Weekly GOP Address: Obama Has Made Things Worse

DiGiorgio new Chester County Republican chairman

Chester County Controller Val DiGiorgio was elected chairman of the Republican Committee of Chester County Republicans on Saturday.

DiGiorgio defeated GOP Committeeman John Emmons by a 268-89 margin during a party gathering at West Chester East High School. Emmons is a tea party activist and co-founder of Emmons co-founded the Coalition for Advancing Freedom.

DiGeorgio replaces Joseph 'Skip' Brion, who resigned after 10 years as chairman to take a position with the Corbett administration.

Read more at the link below:

DiGiorgio elected Republican county chairman Saturday - dailylocal.com

Top 10 Looniest Liberals

Top 10 Looniest Liberals - HUMAN EVENTS

Hitler plans to run against Obama in the 2012 Presidential Election

Archbishop: Cyprus solution should constitute an evolution of the republic

Archbishop: Cyprus solution should constitute an evolution of the Republic

Obama Adds $4 Trillion to U.S. Debt

Obama deficit in 2009: $1.4 trillion

Obama deficit in 2010: $1.3 trillion

Obama deficit in 2011: $1.3 trillion

Total: $4 trillion in new debt in just 3 years.

We can't afford Obama anymore.

Route 562 Bridge in St. Lawrence re-opens Oct. 10

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today the PA 562 Bridge over Antietam Creek in St. Lawrence, Berks County, will open Monday (Oct. 10) afternoon.

From a PennDOT release:
Route 562 has been closed and detoured between Prospect and Bingaman streets since February while crews replaced the structurally deficient bridge. The official detour routed traffic over Business Route 422 and Oley Turnpike Road.

Crews replaced the two-span concrete T-beam bridge with a single span pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridge. The project also included minor approach work to tie into the existing roadway and other miscellaneous construction.

Grace Industries Inc. of Bath, Pa., is the general contractor on the $1,626,460 project.

The PA 562 Bridge was constructed in 1926 and was 67 feet long and 33 feet wide. The new Bridge is 68 feet long and 52 feet wide. This section of Route 562 has an average daily traffic volume of 8,848 vehicles.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Arizona sheriffs blast Obama gun-smuggling operation

This is one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history, but the state-run Obama media is helping cover it up.

Arizona sheriffs blast gun-smuggling operation - Nation Wires - MiamiHerald.com

U.S. Underemployment Stands At 18.3%

U.S. Underemployment Declines Slightly in September

Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval Sinks to New Low

Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Bureaucrat Who Approved Solyndra Loan Resigns, NYTimes Buries News on Page A17 | NewsBusters.org

Southern Baptist Convention Leader to Endorse Gov. Rick Perry at Values Voter Summit

Southern Baptist Convention Leader to Endorse Perry at Values Voter Summit

PA Cyber Charter School Named Pittsburgh's 'Top Workplace'

PA Cyber Charter School Named Pittsburgh's 'Top Workplace'

The Worst Steward of the Economy in American History

In case you haven't figured it out yet, his name is Barack Obama. (America is 235 years old and more than one-third of the national debt has been accrued during Obama's presidency)

The Worst Steward of the Economy in American History

Dick Morris: What Motivates Obama?

Small Business Owners: No Confidence in Obama Policies

Small Business Owners Downgrade Outlook for U.S. Economy, Dismiss Hiring Incentives

Fox News Turns 15 Today

On this day in 1996, Fox News went on the air for the first time, offering an alternative to the liberal-dominated media.

Today, Fox is the dominant force in cable news.

Fox News will have a one-hour retrospective of its first 15 years tonight at 10.

Rep. Ron Paul Says Obama Should Be Impeached

"We have crossed that barrier from republic to dictatorship" under Barack Obama, says Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who is seeking the 2012 Republican nomination for president.

Ron Paul Says Obama Should Be Impeached For Al-Qaida Killing - Naureen Khan - NationalJournal.com

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Group slams liquor board 'program ploy'

This is a perfect example of why government should not be in the liquor business.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced today it is handing out $1 million in grants (taxpayer money) to support alcohol education programs targeting underage drinking.

The very same liquor board spends $10 million a year in advertising and marketing campaigns to promote liquor consumption in Pennsylvania.

Commonwealth Foundation Slams PLCB Program Ploy

A Boost For Pennsylvania Local Government Pensions

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner: Many Local Government Pension Plans Set to Receive a Significant Increase in 2011 State Pension Aid

Top National Parks for Fall Foliage Viewing

National Park Foundation Reveals Great National Parks for Fall Foliage Viewing

America's Real Obesity Problem

Unhinged Liberal Alert: Thomas Friedman Edition

MRC.org - Media Research Center: Thomas Friedman: G.O.P. 'A Danger to Itself and to the Country'

PA Announces Disciplinary Actions Against 73 Licensed Professionals

Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 73 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Columnist: Obama disconnected from reality

John Hayward: Obama Finally Shows Up On Time - HUMAN EVENTS

Report backs off plan for Route 422 tolls

Report backs off plan for Route 422 tolls - pottsmerc.com

Washington Times: Obama's holy war

What does Obama have against people of faith? Plenty.

EDITORIAL: Obama's holy war - Washington Times

Columnist: China undermining economic recovery, U.S. security

ROHRABACHER: China undermining economic recovery and U.S. security - Washington Times

So long, Andy Rooney

Study: Retail Theft, Shoplifting On The Rise

Study Reports Retail Crimes Continue to Rise

Mental Illness Rates By State Highlighted in New Report

Mental Illness Rates By State Highlighted in New Report

Immigrant Population at Record 40 Million in 2010

The nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal) has doubled since 1990, nearly tripled since 1980, and quadrupled since 1970 when it stood at 9.7 million, according to a new report.

Immigrant Population at Record 40 Million in 2010

PA Game Commission 2012 Calendar on Sale

PA Game Commission 2012 Calendar on Sale

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Rep. Gerlach to host free trade forum

Congressman Jim Gerlach, R-PA 6th Dist., is partnering with state and federal agencies to provide information about international trade to local employers.

Gerlach will be holding a Free Trade Agreement Forum for local businesses on Friday to provide information about the resources available for employers interested in selling their American-made products overseas.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Chester County Economic Development Council
WHEN: Registration and light refreshments will be served at 8:00 A.M. The program will begin at 8:30 A.M. and end at 12 noon.
WHERE: Chester County Economic Development Council, 737 Constitution Drive, Exton PA 19341
From a press release issued by Gerlach:
President Obama this week sent free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia to Congress for ratification. These free trade pacts are expected to create new opportunities and new jobs for local companies by lifting tariffs and other barriers imposed on U.S. goods.

The Small Business Administration, Export-Import Bank, U.S. Commercial Service, World Trade Center Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development will discuss the array of resources available to companies. Two local businesses – Allied Wire & Cable of Collegeville and Analytical Graphics Inc. of Exton -- also will share tips on how they have succeeded in international trade.

Study: Route 422 tolling may not be 'best option'

I've been saying the same thing for months and nobody had to pay me to study the issue, either.

Study finds Rt. 422 tolling may not be 'best option' - pottsmerc.com

The Political Aristocracy in Pennsylvania

Professional politicians go from collecting one taxpayer-funded pension to another.

State pensions boost federal reps' income - pottsmerc.com

Poll: Obama trails Mitt Romney

Obama trails Mitt Romney in new Quinnipiac poll

D'oh! Salary dispute could end 'The Simpsons'

Say it ain't so, Homer.

After 20 years on the air, the show that made the Fox Network may be coming to an end?

'The Simpsons' could become a victim of declining ratings and greedy voice actors.

From The Los Angeles Times:
This season, "The Simpsons" has averaged 7.1 million viewers. That is a drop of nearly 19% from five years ago, when the show averaged 8.7 million viewers. In the coveted category of viewers ages 18 to 49, ratings for "The Simpsons" have fallen 17%.

Most shows experience ratings declines as they age. The conundrum is that production costs rise at the same time because producers and actors typically get big raises the longer a program stays on the air.
Read the full story at the link below:

Salary dispute could end 'The Simpsons'

Is Obama behind the Wall Street protests?

Alinsky Rules Return For Obama - Investors.com

DownsizeDC.org Launches Obama Impeachment Campaign

DownsizeDC.org Launches Obama Impeachment Campaign