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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Obama giveth, Obama taketh away

Columnist: Hikes in gas price eclipse payroll tax cut

Corbett: PA Schools In Line For $338M Funding Increase

Democrats, their teachers' union allies and special interests groups have been putting out all sorts of misleading information about state funding for Pennsylvania schools. Gov. Corbett wants to set the record straight.

New Website Details PA Governor Corbett's Proposed $338.1 Million Funding Increase for School Districts

The Obama Legacy: Bernanke warns U.S. headed for 'massive fiscal cliff'

Bernanke warns lawmakers nation headed for 'massive fiscal cliff' - The Hill's On The Money

Monkees singer Davy Jones dies at 66

A Guide to the Liberal Mind

Victor Volsky: A Guide to the Liberal Mind

Obama Endorses Santorum?

Michelle Malkin: The autoworkers Obama left behind

The autoworkers Obama left behind - HUMAN EVENTS

How Network News Has Twisted Obama’s War on Religion Into a Conservative War Against Women

How Network News Has Twisted Obama’s War on Religion Into a Conservative War Against Women | NewsBusters.org

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Economist: Obama has cost every American family $2,200 a year since taking office



Economist Ralph R. Reiland disects Obama's failed energy policies that have driven up the cost of gas by 90% since Obama took office, costing American families thousands of dollars.

From his latest column:
The U.S. Energy Information Administration says the average U.S. household purchases 1,100 gallons of gasoline per year. That means the $2 per gallon increase since Obama took office is costing the average family an extra $2,200 a year.
Read the full column, Obama's unaffordable energy policy, here.

Study: Wealthy are more likely to cheat

From the Los Angeles Times:
People of higher status are more prone to cheating, taking candy from children and failing to wait their turn at four-way stops, a UC Berkeley experiment finds.
Wealthy, motivated by greed, are more likely to cheat, study finds

'Annie' Coming To Mount Penn

Antietam Musical Productions will present the musical "Annie" at the Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th St., Mount Penn, on the weekend of March 30-April 1.

The show, featuring students from Antietam Middle School/High School, will be presented Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person. On Sunday only, children 12 and under will be admitted for $5.

For ticket information, send an email to tschnitter@antietamsd.org

Philadelphia Greek Independence Parade To Honor American Hellenic Institute

Philadelphia Greek Independence Parade Organizers Honor American Hellenic Institute

NewsBusted 2/28/12

Report: Obama's Waning Hollywood Influence Opens Door for GOP

Report: Obama's Waning Hollywood Influence Opens Door for GOP

Obama's approval rating falls sharply

Obama's approval rating falls sharply - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

No More GOP Debates

Your Obamanomics news for today

Rick Moran: Your Obamanomics news for today

Time is running out for Cyprus talks

The Turks have refused to bargain in good faith since they invaded Cyprus in 1974 and now we're running out of time. The Turkish occupation of Cyprus must end before a just peace can be negotiated.

Time is running out for Cyprus talks

Top 10 Obama budget travesties

Should we be trusting $3 trillion a year to a man who's never balanced a budget?

Top 10 Obama budget travesties - HUMAN EVENTS

Congress closes 'strip club loophole' for welfare recipients

From Stateline:
Supporters of the new requirements point to several news accounts as evidence that too many welfare recipients were accessing and using their welfare benefits at “questionable locations.” A 2010 Los Angeles Times investigation, for example, found that $1.8 million in TANF funds were withdrawn in casinos and $12,000 was accessed in strip clubs.
Congress closes 'strip club loophole'

Educating liberals on where electricity comes from

Democratic Pollster: Voters Don't Think America's Back

Despite the Obama rhetoric and the fantasy reporting of the liberal media, most Americans are still dealing with the reality that Obama has failed to turn things around after three years.

Dem Pollster: Voters Don't Think America's Back

Watchdog: Billions waste on duplicate federal programs under Obama

This is what happens when the federal government gets so big, nobody has any idea how tax dollars are being spent.

GAO report cites billions spent on duplicate federal programs – USATODAY.com

Pew: More Americans Turning to Costly Hospital Care For Preventable Dental Problems

Pew: More Americans Turning to Costly Hospital Care For Preventable Dental Problems

Gov. Corbett Announces Nominations and Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations and Appointments

Monday, February 27, 2012

Obama's Broken Promises On Energy

Columnist: Media Matters’ Worst Nightmare?

Media Matters’ Worst Nightmare?

Obama Hoses Working Americans

Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu: “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

Columnist: How Obama Erodes Religious Freedom in U.S.

The pope, Obama and religious freedom

PA National Guard Awards New State Military Medal for Public Service

PA National Guard Awards New State Military Medal for Public Service

Barack Obama 2008 Ad on Gas Prices



Candidate Obama was concerned about gas prices in 2008. But in 2012, President Obama decides to hose the American worker. How's that hope and change working out for you?

Only the NYTimes can refer to a president who ran up $5T in new debt as a 'deficit hawk'

NYT's Jackie Calmes Potrays Obama as Inspiring Deficit Hawk in Epic Front-Page Story | NewsBusters.org

Columnist: Here Comes Obama's 3 AM Phone Call

Articles: Here Comes Obama's 3 AM Phone Call

Conservative women opposed to birth-control mandate push to reframe debate

Conservative women opposed to birth-control mandate push to reframe debate - The Hill's Healthwatch

7 Gas Facts Obama Cannot Escape

7 Gas Facts Obama Cannot Escape

Obama Bummer

Obama Campaign Tries Intimidation to Boost Fundraising

Obama Campaign Tries Intimidation to Boost Fundraising

PA Declares 2012 the 'Year of the Bible'

2012 the “Year of the Bible” in Pennsylvania

Adam Sandler lands 11 Razzie nominations

Adam Sandler lands 11 Razzie nominations – USATODAY.com

No such thing as a temporary tax

When is a temporary tax increase really temporary?

Join The Pottstown Mercury's challenge to ‘fill the Media Lab’ and help local food pantries

Join our challenge to ‘fill the Media Lab’ and help local food pantries

Gov. Corbett Announces Formation of Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative Advisory Committee

Governor Corbett Announces Formation of Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative Advisory Committee

7 states sue over Obama administration's birth control rule

7 states sue over Obama administration's birth control rule – USATODAY.com

Employee Rights Act: Break Room Ad

Swing states poll: Obamacare still unpopular

Swing states poll: Health care victories hurt Obama and Romney in 2012 – USATODAY.com

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Why isn't Obama's support of abortion a campaign issue?

Peter Wehner on the liberal media's double standard on asking candidates questions about social issues: " But I just want to point out — not once in the 2008 campaign, not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide.”

Contraception vs. Infanticide

How's That Hope And Change Workin' Out For You?

Religious Americans Enjoy Higher Wellbeing

Gallup: Religious Americans Enjoy Higher Wellbeing

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Will Arlen Specter Endorsement Haunt Santorum?

Santorum And The Specter Endorsement

Obama's Afghanistan Apology Problem

Obama's Afghanistan Apology Problem - Michael Hirsh - NationalJournal.com

Weekly GOP Address: Failed Obama Policies Lead To Rising Gas Prices

Historic Apostolos Andreas monastery in Cyprus near collapse

Historic monastery in Turkish-occupied Cyprus near collapse

Is serving in the Legislature a full-time job?

A California state lawmaker wants to turn the state legislature into a part-time gig. We have the same debate in Pennsylvania. State legislators earn a starting salary of $82,000 a year (up to $150,000 when you factor in benefits) for what many believe is a part-time job. And we have the largest full-time legislature in the country, so taxpayers pick up an annal tab of $300 million to fund the Legislature
It still should be a full-time job

Newt Gingrich: $2.50 Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs

Opinion: Do library volunteers need criminal background checks?

Why do library volunteers need criminal checks?

Pa.'s public pension debacle raises fears of higher taxes

Decades of giveaways by politicians to public sector unions have left Pennsylvania taxpayers holding the bag for $40 billion. Get ready for huge property tax increases thanks to the permanent political class in Harrisburg.

Pa.'s public pension debacle raises fears of higher taxes

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Pew Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Keystone Pipeline

Pew Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Keystone Pipeline

Columnist: The War On Women, By Women

The War On Women, By Women

Will Ideology Trump Artistry in Oscar Night Speeches?

It's an election year and you know who Hollywood is backing.

Will Ideology Trump Artistry in Oscar Night Speeches?

Top 10 Obama budget travesties

Top 10 Obama budget travesties - HUMAN EVENTS

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sports Illustrated bikini model Kate Upton sparks a debate



Is Kate Upton, the 19-year-old model who graces the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue too chubby?

Are you kidding me?

Sports Illustrated bikini model Kate Upton sparks a debate

‘Bizarre Foods’ host Andrew Zimmern considers politics

‘Bizarre Foods’ host considers run for office

Religious Liberty: Obamacare's First Casualty

Higher gas prices cloud Obama’s re-election hopes

Higher gas prices cloud Obama’s re-election hopes

With gas prices skyrocketing, Obama doubles down on windmills

EMILY MILLER: Obama doubles down on windmills - Washington Times

Editorial: Global warming's desperate caper

EDITORIAL: Global warming's desperate caper - Washington Times

Will Obama Pay For High Gas Prices?

Most Liberal, Most Conservative Members of Congress

I am surprised that not a single member of Congress from Pennsylvania made the Top 25 list on either the liberal or conservative side.

Most Liberal, Most Conservative - - NationalJournal.com

Study: Women unfriend more people than men on social media sites

Study: Women unfriend more people than men on social media sites - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

Columnist: Barack 'Bad Fruit' Obama Redefines Christianity

Articles: Barack 'Bad Fruit' Obama Redefines Christianity

Obama's More Deferential to Afghan Muslims Than American Catholics

Obama's More Deferential to Afghan Muslims Than American Catholics | NewsBusters.org

Separation of Church and State

One in Five U.S. Adults Now Has a Tattoo

One in Five U.S. Adults Now Has a Tattoo

Columnist: Obama Has Already Lost, and He Doesn't Even Know It

David Coughlin: Articles: Obama Has Already Lost, and He Doesn't Even Know It

'Jonah' Sets Sail Onstage at Sight & Sound Theatres

'Jonah' Sets Sail Onstage at Sight & Sound Theatres

Statewide Roadside Cleanup Planned, Volunteers Needed

Statewide Roadside Cleanup Planned, Volunteers Needed

Obama Legacy: $5 per gallon of gas

More drivers than ever may pay $5 per gallon – USATODAY.com

Sam Rohrer on Sen. Bob Casey's hyporcisy on abortion issue

Sam Rohrer Campaigns For Republican U.S. Senate Nomination « CBS Pittsburgh

Obama's Forrest Gump analysis of rising gas prices

From the Wall Street Journal:

'The American people aren't stupid," thundered President Obama yesterday in Miami, ridiculing Republicans who are blaming him for rising gasoline prices. Let's hope he's right, because not even Forrest Gump could believe the logic of what Mr. Obama is trying to sell.

To wit, that a) gasoline prices are beyond his control, but b) to the extent oil and gas production is rising in America, his energy policies deserve all the credit, and c) higher prices are one more reason to raise taxes on oil and gas drillers while handing even more subsidies to his friends in green energy. Where to begin?

It's true enough that oil prices can't be commanded from the Oval Office, so in that sense Mr. Obama's disavowal of blame is a rare show of humility in the face of market forces. Would that he showed similar modesty in trying to command the tides of home prices, car sales ("cash for clunkers"), or the production of electric batteries.

Read the full article, 'Stupid' and Oil Prices, here.

A warning about Obama from the past

“Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.”

— Herbert Spencer, British philosopher (1820-1903)

A real horror story

Builders and Contractors Endorse Mitt Romney for President

ABC Endorses Mitt Romney for President

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

Rep. Ted Poe: Government is now a villain to religion

Government is now a villain to religion - HUMAN EVENTS

Columnist: The $4 Billion ObamaCare slush fund for progressives

The $4 Billion ObamaCare slush fund for progressives - HUMAN EVENTS

Poll shows sharp division on Obama contraception order

Don't believe the liberal media. Americans are deeply concerned about Obama's latest assault on people of faith.

Poll shows sharp division on Obama contraception order - Washington Times

Obama's Got America Singin' the Blues

Gov. Corbett Announces Upgrades at 9 PA Airports

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Upgrades, Safety Enhancements at Nine Airports

PA State Sen. Mike Folmer has cancer

Folmer has cancer, calls it 'highly treatable'

Thursday, February 23, 2012

PA gas prices could hit $4.25: Be sure to thank Barack Obama

PA Expected To Be Gas Hot Spot In Spring 2012 « CBS Philly

Parting of the Red Sea 2012

Gov. Corbett Announces State Investment in 16 PA Rail Projects

Governor Corbett Announces State Investment in 16 Rail Projects

Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44

Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44

Rev. Franklin Graham: ‘I Cannot Support (Obama) or Vote for Him’

Rev. Franklin Graham: ‘I Cannot Support the President or Vote for Him’ | CNSNews.com

Bias Alert: Former DNC Chairman Looks to Buy Philadelphia's Two Major Newspapers

Bias Alert: Former DNC Chairman Looks to Buy Philadelphia's Two Major Newspapers | NewsBusters.org

Judge approves $370,000 in Solyndra bonuses for Obama cronies

Obama screws the American taxpayer again.

Judge approves $370,000 in Solyndra bonuses

Obama's Greatest Achievement

Pennsylvania Issues Updated Fish Consumption Advisories for 2012

Pennsylvania Issues Updated Fish Consumption Advisories for 2012

PA DCNR Helps to Dedicate Newly Restored Schuylkill River Trail

PA DCNR Helps to Dedicate Newly Restored Schuylkill River Trail

Monday, February 20, 2012

Obama counting on the stupid vote again


When you can't run on your dismal economic record after three disastrous years in the White House, you need something to distract voters.

So what has Obama come up with?

Gary Bauer: The Democrats intend to make birth control a major theme of the 2012 election, especially if Rick Santorum is the Republican presidential nominee.

'Contracepting' a campaign - HUMAN EVENTS

Difficult economy slows U.S. population growth

Difficult economy slows U.S. population growth - USATODAY.com

How times have changed

Girls With Guns

From USA Today:
Research by the National Sporting Goods Association shows female participation in target shooting grew by 46.5% between 2001 and 2010. And an October 2011 Gallup Poll found 23% of women own a gun.
Women, girls taking up guns, shooting in higher numbers – USATODAY.com

Poll: GOP voters oppose a 'brokered' convention

Poll: Republican voters oppose a 'brokered' convention – USATODAY.com

Why We Honor George Washington

Why We Honor George Washington

Historic rise in gas prices under Obama

Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

Historic monastery in Turkish-occupied Cyprus near collapse

Another tragic consequence of the 1974 Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus. One of the oldest Christian structures in the world - dating back to the time of Jesus - is in danger of collapse in Turkish-occupied Cyprus.

Historic monastery in Cyprus near collapse | ajc.com

Archbishop Chaput: Obama’s birth control ‘compromise’ os no such thing

Archbishop Chaput: Obama’s ‘compromise’ no such thing

Nancy Pelosi: 'Quit your job we'll provide healthcare'

High fees could hamper Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law

Pennsylvania politicians are trying to circumvent Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law by charging outrageous fees for public information.

Right-to-Know Law could get costly if new fees are added

What was the vision of our early presidents?

What was the vision of our early presidents? - HUMAN EVENTS

Opinion: Obama's tyrannical tendencies revealed

An excellent op-ed in the West Chester Daily Local News about the tyrant-in-chief occupying the White House.

Letter: Obama's tyrannical tendencies revealed - dailylocal.com

2,500 U.S. Religious Leaders Oppose Obama Contraceptive Mandate

News Conference Today: FRC Releases Letter Signed By 2,500 Religious Leaders Opposing Contraceptive Mandate

The True Unemployment Rate Under Obama: 36%

The True Unemployment Rate: 36% - HUMAN EVENTS

Historic President, Historic Deficits

Huge teacher pensions may raise Pa. property taxes

Huge pensions may raise Pa. taxes | PoconoRecord.com

Newspaper: Corbett raiding special funds

Is Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett getting tips from Ed Rendell on spending money we don't have?

Corbett raiding special funds - News - Citizens Voice

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Editorial: Pa. property tax is root of evil in school funding

From an editorial in The Pottstown Mercury:
Gov. Tom Corbett is not the real culprit in the schools funding crisis, although his refusal to acknowledge the problem adds to the frustration. Even the current legislators are not wholly to blame, even though they hold the power to fix it.

The inequity in Pennsylvania public schools funding is rooted in a flawed system of taxation that predates anyone now in office. The need for property tax reform has been bandied about in Harrisburg for decades, but no governor or Legislature in our lifetime has touched it.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Pa. property tax is root of evil in school funding

Columnist: Left intensifies war against Christians

Lowman S. Henry: Left intensifies war against Christians

Obamacare Legacy: Fewer Americans Have Employer-Based Health Insurance

Fewer Americans Have Employer-Based Health Insurance

Saturday, February 18, 2012

U.S. underemployment rate tops 19%

U.S. Unemployment Increases in Mid-February

Thanks to Texas and Pennsylvania, GOP Race Could Last Nearly Forever

Thanks to Texas and Pennsylvania, GOP Race Could Last Nearly Forever

64% of Americans Dissatisfied With U.S. Position in World

Gallup: Americans Still Dissatisfied With U.S. Position in World

Democrats are 'the party of the rich'

Obama raises $29 million for campaign, Dem Party

Weekly Republican Address: The Obama Fiscal Mess

No competition in many Pa. legislative races

The status quo wins again. In Pennsylvania 10 state Senate and 85 state House incumbents will face no opposition in the April primary election. Barring a write-in nominations, the professional political class will continue to rule.

333,333 visitors to 'Tony Phyrillas On Politics'

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Top 10 reasons to elect anybody but Obama

Top 10 reasons to elect anybody but Obama - HUMAN EVENTS

Friday, February 17, 2012

Overreach: ObamaCare vs. the Constitution

Overreach: ObamaCare vs. the Constitution - HUMAN EVENTS

'The Promise That Became A Punch Line'

Editorial: Obama's spending plan leaves debt bomb ticking

Obama's spending plan leaves debt bomb ticking – USATODAY.com

Top 5 Obama Broken Stimulus Promises

Top 5 Broken Stimulus Promises | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Obama Robs Our Future

It's Official: Obama Stimulus Has Failed

STIMULUS: DECONSTRUCTED | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Some Pa. Dems upset Obama wants dirt on Santorum

Some Pa. Dems upset Obama wants dirt on Santorum

Columnist: Unions and Government: A Suicide Pact for Everyone

Jim Yardley: Unions and Government: A Suicide Pact for Everyone

NewsBusted 2/17/12

Gov. Corbett breaks campaign promise

Editorial: Thorns to Corbett for reversing campaign stance on Specter library

Columnist: Pennsylvania inmates collect unemployment checks

Pennsylvania inmates collect unemployment

PA GOP on Anniversary of Obama-Casey Stimulus Bill

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason Chairman released the following statement on the third anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the stimulus bill into law:

“Three years hasn’t camouflaged the hard truth that President Obama and Bob Casey’s massive stimulus spending bill has been a complete failure,” said Chairman Gleason.

“Just three short years ago, President Obama and Senator Bob Casey promised that their $825 billion stimulus bill would save or create 3.5 million jobs and keep unemployment below 8% - but since then, we’ve lost more than one million jobs and unemployment has remained above 8% for a record period. What’s even worse is that while Americans are demanding a more responsible, efficient government, President Obama’s 2012 budget calls for even more spending and even more taxes.

“Pennsylvania voters have had enough of President Obama’s and Senator Casey’s failed promises and out of control spending. It’s time for new leadership in Washington that can keep spending under control and actually improve our economy, not another four years of economic hardship,” Chairman Gleason continued.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Report: Pennsylvania Welfare System Unsustainable, Hurting Poor

Report Finds Pennsylvania Welfare System Unsustainable, Hurting Poor

SuperPac Launches $250M Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama

SuperPac Launches 250 Million Dollar Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama

A Historic President

Soledad O'Brien Lauds 'Successful' Auto Bailout That Cost Taxpayers $14B

Soledad O'Brien Lauds 'Successful' Auto Bailout That Cost Taxpayers $14 Billion | NewsBusters.org

PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available

Watchdog Groups: No More Solyndras

No More Solyndras: Groups Call on DOE To Force Public Release of Details on Delays and 12 Secret Cost Overruns at Vogtle Reactors

Great Works of Pure Fantasy

Columnist: Is Taxpayer Information Appropriate in the Public Cloud?

SafeGov.org - Is Taxpayer Information Appropriate in the Public Cloud?

GQ Names 'The Ten Best New Restaurants in America' for 2012

GQ Names "The Ten Best New Restaurants in America" for 2012

Pennsylvania Releases January Table Games Revenue

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases January Table Games Revenue

GOP has deep field of VP candidates

Columnist Tony Lee: Who for no. 2: Contest for Veep begins - HUMAN EVENTS

15 Pennsylvania residents prosecuted for Welfare fraud

Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General Announces January 2012 Welfare Fraud Adjudications, Including Mercer County Fraud Ring

In Obama We Trust

Auditor General Jack Wagner Blasts PA Welfare Dept. For Lax Contract Monitoring

Auditor General Jack Wagner: Welfare Dept.'s Lax Contract Monitoring Neglected Accountability of Taxpayer Money

Philadelphia newspapers to cut 37 editorial jobs

Philly papers to lose 37 positions through buyouts, layoffs | Poynter.

Convicted State Rep. Files Petitions To Run For Re-Election

A little thing like conviction for corruption won't stop Democrat Bill DeWeese from seeking another term in the Pennsylvania Legislature.

Convicted State Rep. Files Petitions To Run For Re-Election « CBS Pittsburgh

Five Years Later ...

Report: Chicago, Obama's hometown, most corrupt in nation

Report: Chicago, Los Angeles among most corrupt cities

Columnist: How Obama will waste more of your money

EMILY MILLER: How Obama will waste your money - Washington Times

The Lunch Police

Attack of the Lunch Police - HUMAN EVENTS

Obama's war on faith continues

Obama administration deletes religious service for student loan forgiveness - HUMAN EVENTS

Sandusky Fiasco Costs Penn State

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Columnist: Can Obama order grocers to give away bread?

Can Obama order grocers to give away bread? - HUMAN EVENTS

Poll: Americans Split on Concern For Very Poor

Poll: Americans Split on Concern For Very Poor - Ronald Brownstein - NationalJournal.com

The Difference Between Tea Party and Occupy Movement

RICK SANTELLI:
While the vandals are on the street corners, the Tea Party conservatives they’re working state houses, the governorships, the mayorships, the Senate, the House. See, they understand, they’ve read the Constitution. If you want to make a difference, don't go break windows, okay? Break some phony arguments that things like austerity are going to put you in the hole. What put you in the hole is borrowing 38 cents of every dollar you spent. That’s what put you in the hole, pure and simple. Everything else is political spin.
Rick Santelli in 60 Seconds Describes Difference Between Tea Party and Occupy Movement | NewsBusters.org

The Obama Diet

Columnist: Why Santorum has a shot against Obama

Gil Spencer: Why Santorum has a shot against Obama - delcotimes.com

Columnist: Never trust government numbers

John Stossel: Never trust government numbers - HUMAN EVENTS

Census Releases Historical Voting Trends

Census Bureau News -- Graphs on Historical Voting Trends

Gov. Corbett Announces Nomination, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Nomination, Appointments

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Is Obama incompetent or just a liar?

Barack Obama promised in 2009 that he would cut the national debt in half by the end of his first term.

We're in the last year of his first (and hopefully last) term as president but the national debt has risen by $5 trillion under Obama.

The national debt was $10.2 trillion when George W. Bush left office. Today it stands at $15.2 trillion and rising every second. That's a 45 percent increase under Obama.

Was Obama lying about reducing the debt or is he incapable of doing the job of president?

Either way, he does not deserve re-election.

Columnist: Liberals Forced to Bare Their Teeth

Christopher Chantrill: Liberals Forced to Bare Their Teeth

Will Ron Paul make the ballot in Pennsylvania?

Ron Paul nominating petitions are under review by Pennsylvania elections officials. As of today, he is not officially on the state's April 24 primary ballot.

Obama and 3 GOP candidates file for Pa. ballot

Happy Valentine's Day: Best Screen Kisses

Pew study: 1 in 8 voter records flawed

This might explain why so many Democrats keep getting elected.

Pew study: 1 in 8 voter records flawed – USATODAY.com

SI cover girl Kate Upton is Congressman's niece



Michigan Rep. Upton, St. Joseph | michiganview.com | The Michigan View

Obama to Poor Kids In Rotten Schools: Drop Dead

Obama to Poor Kids In Rotten Schools: Drop Dead - HUMAN EVENTS

PA Lawmaker Apologizes For Voting For Bible Resolution

Lawmaker Apologizes For Voting For Bible Resolution - Video - WGAL The Susquehanna Valley

The Cost of Obama

The Cost of Obama

Columnist: The 'stay in your parents' basement' Obama budget

The 'stay in your parents' basement' Obama budget - HUMAN EVENTS

Video: 'My Daughter's Future'

New Access to Pennsylvania Birth, Death Records Eases Genealogical Research

New Access to State Birth, Death Records Eases Genealogical Research

Harris Poll: Americans Have Broad Trust in Media in General

Americans Have Broad Trust in Media in General

Gov. Corbett's 'Fostering Connections' Proposal Can Benefit Pennsylvania's Foster Youth and Taxpayers

Gov. Corbett's 'Fostering Connections' Proposal Can Benefit Pennsylvania's Foster Youth and Taxpayers

RNC Releases Valentine’s Day Cards

RNC Releases Valentine’s Day Cards | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Kate Upton is 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model





You can't talk about politics all the time. You need a little diversion once in awhile.

KATE UPTON IS THE 2012 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT COVER MODEL OUT FEBRUARY 14 ON NEWSSTANDS, TABLET, MOBILE AND SI.COM/SWIMSUIT

Pew: 1 in 8 Voter Registrations Inaccurate; 51 Million Citizens Unregistered

Pew: One in Eight Voter Registrations Inaccurate; 51 Million Citizens Unregistered

PA state Sen. David Argall to face GOP primary challenger

Candidate eyes pension reform for public-sector workers

National Review Urges Gingrich to Get Out GOP Race

National Review Urges Gingrich to Get Out - National Journal Staff - NationalJournal.com

Congressman Jim Gerlach sets priorities for re-election bid

Gerlach sets priorities for re-election bid

Empty promises

Happy Valentine's Day: New Report Finds 162 Reasons to Marry

New Report Finds 162 Reasons to Marry

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sen. Toomey: Obama budget: an 'abdication of leadership'

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today released the following statement on President Obama’s budget fiscal year 2013 request:
“During the past year, I have focused on two vital priorities – restoring economic growth and private sector job creation, and putting our federal government on a sustainable fiscal path,” Sen. Toomey said. “Unfortunately, the president’s budget request fails on both counts.

“After three consecutive years of trillion-dollar-plus deficits, this budget request contains massive levels of spending and projects a $1.3 trillion budget deficit for this year – an even bigger deficit than last year. In addition to more wasteful stimulus programs, the president’s budget raises taxes on job creators at a time when we should be reforming our tax code with lower tax rates and a broader tax base to encourage more economic growth and job creation.

"Finally, the president fails to make the necessary reforms to truly fix our entitlement programs, which are, by his own admission, the main drivers of our deteriorating fiscal outlook. Medicare and Medicaid are both growing at unsustainable rates – much faster than our economy. The president knows it, and yet, he refuses to support the structural reforms to put these programs on a sustainable path. This is a tragic abdication of presidential responsibility.”

Greek Flame

Rep. Joe Pitts critical of latest Obama deficit budget

President Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget for the 2013 fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1. The spending plan projects a $1.3 trillion deficit for the coming year and an increase in the national debt of more than $10 trillion over the next 10 years.

Rep. Joe Pitts, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District, issued the following statement today on President Obama budget:
“Three years ago, the President promised to cut annual deficits in half by the end of his first administration. Today’s budget shows that he is far from accomplishing that goal. This budget raises taxes by nearly $2 trillion and still fails to come even close to balancing within the next decade.

“While the President says his budget will create an ‘economy built to last,’ trillion dollar deficits are no foundation for the future. We cannot have a healthy economy when our debt outpaces growth.

“The American people deserve an honest debate on the best way to balance the budget. Unfortunately, the President’s budget is not a serious plan for debt reduction. Also, for a third year in a row, the Democratic-led Senate will not even attempt to pass a budget. By contrast, House Republicans will again put forward a budget that puts us back on the right track.”

Let FindTheBest Help You Choose Between the Best Public or Private School

Let FindTheBest Help You Choose Between the Best Public or Private School

Rep. Gerlach blasts Obama budget

Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-6th District) issued the following statement on Monday after President Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget proposal for the 2013 Fiscal Year, which begins on October 1st. The President’s plan forecasts another $1.33 trillion deficit and calls for raising taxes by $1.9 trillion to fuel government spending:
"The President should have released this budget on Groundhog Day because it is a repeat of his previous three budget proposals: higher taxes, more debt and no real solutions for eliminating wasteful Washington spending. It is extremely disappointing that the President seems eager to accelerate America's descent down the same path as Greece and other European nations that have refused to confront their unsustainable spending habits. Four consecutive years of $1 trillion budget deficits, and raising taxes by $1.9 trillion, will not help the nearly 13 million Americans out of work find jobs or encourage greater investment and innovation needed to help businesses of all sizes grow. Furthermore, the President has once again abdicated his leadership responsibility to offer meaningful and constructive proposals for reforming Medicare and Medicaid so these programs are there for future generations.”

Obama's Budget By The Numbers

Obama's Budget By The Numbers | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Rep. Joe Pitts: President infringes on religious freedom

President infringes on religious freedom

George Will: Catholic Bishops Got What They Deserved for Supporting ObamaCare

George Will: Catholic Bishops Got What They Deserved for Supporting ObamaCare

'The Vow' tops weekend box office

With Valentine's Day approaching romance was on the mind of movie-goers this weekend.

'The Vow' topped the domestic box office with an estimated $41.7 million, followed by "Safe House" at $39.3 million, and "Journey 2" grossing $27.5 million.

The re-release of "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" in 3D made $23 million.

Rentrak Announces Official Box Office Numbers for Weekend of February 10, 2012

Campaign Financing Made Simple

Group Challenges Constitutionality of Obamacare Abortion Mandate

Americans United for Life Challenges the Constitutionality of the Abortion Mandate in President Obama's Healthcare Law Before the U.S. Supreme Court

'Quit for Love' this Valentine's Day

PA Department of Health Urges Tobacco Users to 'Quit for Love' this Valentine's Day

Safeway Announces Sale of 3 PA Genuardi's Stores

Safeway Announces Sale of Three Genuardi's Stores

Obama Drowns In Red Ink

All you need to know about President Obama’s proposed $3.8 trillion budget for the 2013 fiscal year: The spending plan projects a deficit of $1.33 trillion, marking the fourth straight year under Obama that the deficit would top $1 trillion.

Columnist: Obama's totalitarian impulse

Gary Bauer: Obama's totalitarian impulse - HUMAN EVENTS

No Valentines for Obama

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sen. Inhofe unveils 'the greatest hoax' of climate control

Inhofe unveils "the greatest hoax" of climate control - HUMAN EVENTS

Adele Sweeps 2012 Grammys



Adele went 6 for 6 at the 2012 Grammys, winning Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mitt Romney's Reluctant Bride

Santorum surges in national poll

Santorum surges into the lead

Supreme Court fumbles return of personal privacy

Columnist Nat Hentoff: Supreme Court fumbles return of personal privacy

Whitney Houston sings 'The Star Spangled Banner'

Pop superstar Whitney Houston dead at 48

Pop superstar Whitney Houston dead at 48

Pa. Legislature stays busy by passing resolutions

Editorial: Pa. Legislature stays busy by passing resolutions

University of Pennsylvania class teaches students how to live like monk

University of Pennsylvania class teaches students how to live like monk

Lessons of Pa. corruption probe may be short-lived

Viewing Harrisburg: Lessons of Pa. corruption probe may be short-lived

The Fundamental Fraudulence of Obama

Peter Wehner: The Fundamental Fraudulence of Obama

Weekly GOP Address: More Record Deficits Under Obama

Top 10 qualities needed by a GOP VP

Top 10 qualities needed by a GOP Veep - HUMAN EVENTS

Start the Clock: Broken Budget Process Points to Systemic Dysfunction in Congress

Congressional Democrats are more than 1,000 days late in passing a federal budget.

Start the Clock: Broken Budget Process Points to Systemic Dysfunction in Congress

Consumer confidence drops as gas prices rise

Price of gas when George W. Bush left office: $1.85/gallon.

Price of gas after 3 years of Barack Obama: $3.65/gallon.

That's a 90% increase!!! How's that for change?

Consumer confidence drops as gas prices rise - The Hill's On The Money

Friday, February 10, 2012

Barack Obama's Favorite Book

1,000 Days Without A Budget



Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Budget? We ain't got no budget. We don't need no budgets! I don't have to show you any stinkin' budgets!"

Gov. Corbett Announces Nominations

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations

The Gospel according to Obama

Charles Krauthammer: The Gospel according to Obama - HUMAN EVENTS

Columnist: Obama fudging unemployment numbers

Cal Thomas: "Real unemployment is mostly ignored by the major media, which was happy to tout the latest jobless rate reduction as a boon to President Obama and a problem for Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney."

Cal Thomas: Fudging the numbers

No so fast, Mitt

Congressional Democrats Refuse to Pass Budget for 1,000 Days

Start the Clock: Broken Budget Process Points to Systemic Dysfunction in Congress

Group: Catholics Not Fooled Over Accounting Gimmick

Catholics Not Fooled Over Accounting Gimmick

Council: Obama Tone Deaf to Religious Freedom

Obama Tone Deaf to Religious Freedom, Pseudo-Compromise Still Violates Conscience Rights

Cost of Government Subsidizing Rural Airports? $4,000+ Per Ticket

Obamanomics 101:

Cost of Government Subsidizing Rural Airports? $4,000+ Per Ticket

Obama targets religion

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

NYTimes Writers Rush to Obama's Defense Like It's Their Job | NewsBusters.org

PA Gov. Tom Corbett Signs Unemployment Compensation Extension into Law

PA Governor Corbett Signs Unemployment Compensation Extension into Law

Feb. 11 Powerball Jackpot is $310 Million

PA Lottery: Feb. 11 Powerball Jackpot is $310 Million, Fifth Largest in Game History

Gas prices rise 90% under Obama

The price of regular unleaded gas was $1.85 when Barack Obama took office. The price of regular unleaded hit $3.65 today in SE Pennsylvania. That's a 90% increase. Credit Obama's failed economic and energy polices for the dramatic increase in gas prices, which is a devastating tax on the middle class. And where's the outcry from the mainstream media about skyrocketing gas prices?

Reagan Warned Us About Obama

PA Reminds Candidates of Petition Filing Deadlines for Primary Election

PA Department of State Reminds Candidates of Petition Filing Deadlines for Primary Election

PA Attorney General Announces Criminal Charges in 'Facebook' Scam Targeting Young Girls For Sex

PA Attorney General Kelly Announces Criminal Charges in Elaborate "Facebook" False Identity Scam Targeting Young Girls For Sex

Liberal Wish They Could Make Constitution Go Away

Wash Post Journalist: 'Maybe the Founders Were Wrong' to Guarantee Free Exercise of Religion | NewsBusters.org

Confident Obama

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Columnist: GOP must target young voters

Obama promised hope and change but delivered hopelessness and business-as-usual in Washington. Will young voters fall for the same lies again?

Michael Barone: GOP must convince young people it's the party of options - HUMAN EVENTS

New conservative publication offers to practice 'Combat Journalism' for the right

American Thinker Blog: New conservative publication offers to practice 'Combat Journalism' for the right

NYT: It's never Obama's fault

MRC.org - Media Research Center: As Most Liberals Now Want Guantanamo Kept Open, Rosenthal Shifts Blame from Obama to GOP

Expert Warns of Turkish Aggression in Eastern Mediterranean

PIPES: Kastelorizo: Mediterranean flash point - Washington Times

2 from Chester County to join Phillies ballgirls




Spring training can't be too far away.

Two county residents to take field as Phillies ballgirls - dailylocal.com

First Global Warming - Now Global Sweetening!

Jim Yardley:
From the same sort of academic busybodies who gave us the ever-popular global warming panic comes a new prediction of catastrophe. This newest ginned up rationale for enabling Liberal-Progressive-Democrats (L-P-Ds) to have more control over the behavior of ordinary citizens hasn't been given catchy name yet, so rather than wait for the mainstream media to compare notes on JournoList, let's all agree to call it...global sweetening!
First Global Warming - Now Global Sweetening!

US Chamber of Commerce Spending $10M On 20 Congressional Races

Chamber Dropping $10 Million On 20 Races

Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose New Obamacare Mandate

Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose New Obama HHS Mandate | LifeNews.com

What They Are Saying About Obama's SuperPAC Flip-Flop

Does anyone care about the War of 1812?

Star-Spangled Sailabration Event in Baltimore Launches National Bicentennial of the War of 1812

Columnist: How Dangerous Is Obama?

James Lewist: How Dangerous Is Obama?

Marco Rubio’s Exceptional America

CPAC 2012: Marco Rubio’s Exceptional America - HUMAN EVENTS

Media Thrilled Over 8.3% Unemployment in 2012, Despondent With 5.6% in 2004

Media Thrilled Over 8.3% Unemployment in 2012, Despondent With 5.6% in 2004 | NewsBusters.org

Facebook Knows All

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker Cashes In As Lobbyist

A 16-month stint as governor of Pennsylvania (to complete the term of Gov. Tom Ridge) has paid off big time for Mark Schweiker.

Schweiker has landed a job as Senior Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer for Renmatix,
which bills itself as "a leading cellulosic sugar producer for global biochemical and biofuels markets.

The company's headquarters is in King of Prussia, a short commute from Schweiker's Bucks County home. The firm's main plant is in Georgia.

Former Pennsylvania Governor Joins Renmatix Executive Team

Gov. Corbett Applauds PA Legislature for Passing Marcellus Shale Legislation

Governor Corbett Applauds General Assembly for Passing Marcellus Shale Legislation

Obama's Growing Catholic Problem

Even liberal columnists like Steve and Cokie Roberts are scratching their heads over why Obama would alienate Catholic voters who supported Obama in 2008.

Steve and Cokie Roberts: Obama’s growing Catholic problem

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Harris Poll: 55% ask where's the change Obama promised?

Mixed Feelings About How President Obama is Doing

NewsBusted 2/7/12

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer

119 Members of U.S. House, 145,000 Americans Urge Supreme Court to Reject ObamaCare

ACLJ: 119 Members of U.S. House & Nearly 145,000 Americans Urge Supreme Court to Reject ObamaCare's Individual Mandate

New Report Finds 162 Reasons to Marry

Family Research Council's Marriage and Religion Research Institute celebrates National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) with the release of a new report entitled 162 Reasons to Marry.

New Report Finds 162 Reasons to Marry

Virginia Bishops: 'We Cannot -- We Will Not -- Comply' with Obamacare

Virginia Bishops: 'We Cannot -- We Will Not -- Comply' with Obamacare | NewsBusters.org

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Unbelievable: NPR Cites Planned Parenthood's Poll But Omits Its Name On-Air | NewsBusters.org

PA Gaming Control Board OKs Table Games at Valley Forge Casino Resort

PA Gaming Control Board Grants Authorization to Conduct Table Games at Valley Forge Casino Resort

Obama walks away

John Stossel: Government can't make us happy

Government can't make us happy - HUMAN EVENTS

PA First Lady Susan Corbett Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State 2012 Juried Exhibition

PA First Lady Susan Corbett Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State 2012 Juried Exhibition

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Berks County Firm $10,000 for Radiation Protection Act Violations

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Schuylkill Valley Engineering $10,000 for Radiation Protection Act Violations

Obama Needs Help

Former Democratic Congresswoman says she was duped by Obamacare

If only she had read the bill before voting for it, she could have kept her seat in Congress.

Dem Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper: I Wouldn't Have Voted for Obamacare If I'd Known About HHS Regulation

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Mitt Romney is rich, what's Obama's excuse?

Liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus says Mitt Romney can't relate to the "poor" because he's such a rich guy. A better question is whether Barack Obama can relate to the poor. Poverty is at an all-time high during his administration and a record 47 million Americans are on food stamps despite $5 trillion in new federal spending. So how exactly has Obama helped the poor?

Can Mitt Romney relate to the poor?

Group: Obamacare Mandate Violates Separation of Church and State

FRC Action to Host Live Webcast on Health Care Mandate and How It Violates the Separation of Church and State

Gov. Corbett Announces Recent Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition Responds to Gov. Corbett's Budget Address

Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition Responds to Gov. Corbett's Budget Address

Obama Hits The Campaign Trail

Columnist: The problem with Ed Rendell as media mogul

Chris Freind: The problem with Ed Rendell as media mogul - delcotimes.com

Cyprus - Bitter Lemons or Lemonade?

The Republic of Cyprus - Bitter Lemons or Lemonade?

Text of Gov. Tom Corbett's 2012-13 Budget Address

Gov. Tom Corbett:
“We must learn from the mistakes of the past. Government doesn’t tax money to get its needs; it taxes to get money it wants. Big government has a way of spending all the money it can get its hands on, and then some .Not only does this excessive taxation put a ball and chain around our economy, it simply does not solve our spending problem.“
Text of Governor Corbett's 2012-13 Budget Address