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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

PA Congressman Joe Pitts Chairs Hearing on Preventing Medicare Waste and Fraud

Obama's Next Move: the Global Warming Tax

Brian Sussman: Obama's Next Move: the Global Warming Tax

Conservatives Must Learn the Dark Arts of Image Manipulation

Conservatives Must Learn the Dark Arts of Image Manipulation

Cyber Monday Sales Set New Record at $1.46B


 
 
 

   
    Cyber Monday Spending Soars to $1.46 Billion, Ranking as Heaviest U.S. Online Spending Day in History (via PR Newswire)
   

       RESTON, Va., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season U.S. retail e-commerce spending for the first 26 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $16.4 billion has been spent…
   

 

 

Greg Gutfeld: The Joy of Hate, Liberal Speech Police & Conservative Punks

Sandy-damaged Vehicles Hits 230,000 Mark

    Sandy-Damaged Vehicles Hit 230,000 Mark (via PR Newswire)
   

       New York and New Jersey Account for 190,000   DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today announced revised estimates for the number of vehicles damaged as a result of Sandy as provided by the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), a…
   

 

 

The Left's Scrooge McDuck Mythology of the Wealthy

Brian T. Carter: The Left's Scrooge McDuck Mythology of the Wealthy

2016 Presidential Campaign Already?


Liberal radio host calls for execution of Tea Party members

Liberal radio host calls for execution of Tea Party members | Human Events

'Poverty' pays better than middle-class employment

Welcome to Barack Obama's America.

John Hayward: "Poverty" pays better than middle-class employment | Human Events

Grover Norquist: Pledge wavering Republicans are Democratic pawns

Norquist: Pledge wavering Republicans are Democratic pawns - Human Events

Columnist: Stop partying Washington! Get down to business!

Guest Column: Stop partying Washington! Get down to business! - delcotimes.com

First Christmas Card of the Season

cid:1.1368155064@web164603.mail.gq1.yahoo.com 
I love Christmas lights. They remind me of the people who voted for Obama. They all hang together; half of them don't work, and the ones that do, aren't all that bright.

(I got this email from a friend today. Thought I'd share.)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Conservative Groups' Letter to Lame Duck Congress: Keep Your Promises

Some Republicans in Congress are considering abandoning their "no tax hike" pledge so they can get along with Obama. If they make a deal with the Devil, there will be consequences, according to a conservative women's group.

Conservative Groups' Letter to Lame Duck Congress: Keep Your Promises: Independent Women's Voice

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PA House Select Committee on Property Tax Reform To Release Recommendations

PA State Rep. Tom Quigley - House Select Committee on Property Tax Reform Will Meet to Discuss Final Recommendations

Obama's Blunders: Getting Rid Of The Debt Ceiling

Pennsylvania lawmakers to make more than $83,800 next year

Pennsylvania lawmakers to make more than $83,800 next year

The worst Christmas songs ever?

Christmas songs that upset me - phillyburbs.com: Joe Mason

'Honor Flight' hits theaters Dec. 7, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pennsylvania Faces $41B in Pension Deficits

Politicians make promises to labor unions in return for votes and campaign contributions, but the money to fund lifetime pensions for union retirees eventually runs out.

Watch Pennsylvania taxpayers get screwed again. It doesn't help that voters continue to return the same members of the permanent political class to Harrisburg every election.

From a report in Bloomberg by Romy Varghese:
Pennsylvania's two public pensions face a combined shortfall of $41 billion, and their costs will consume 62 percent of fiscal 2014 revenue growth, according to a report from the state budget office.
The State Employees’ Retirement System has 65 percent of assets needed to cover projected liabilities, and the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System is 69 percent funded, the report said. The plans cover 817,000 people.
Read more about the pension time bomb in Bloomberg.

George Will: How Big Labor Killed The Twinkie

George F. Will: Digesting the Twinkies lessons

Democrats 'New Deal' - Raise Taxes, Gain More Power and Deify Obama

Democrats "New Deal"… Raise Taxes, Gain More Power, & Deify Obama

Why I Avoid Stores On Black Friday

Michael Barone: States choose own paths with one-party governments

Barone: States choose own paths with one-party governments - Human Events

Did Libertarian Party cost GOP 9 races?

Did Libertarian Party cost GOP 9 races? - Human Events

All items in '12 Days of Christmas' now top $107,000

All items in '12 Days of Christmas' now top $107K (With Video) - delcotimes.com

Nanny State - Hi-Caliber

Obamacare in crisis as 2013 approaches

Obamacare in crisis as 2013 approaches - Human Events

Supreme Court revives challenge to Obamacare

Supreme Court revives challenge to President Obama's healthcare law - The Hill's Healthwatch

With second term assured, Obama aides eye jobs as lobbyists on K Street

With second term assured, Obama aides eye jobs as lobbyists on K Street - The Hill

In one chart, here’s why taxpayers should be skeptical of more infrastructure spending

In one chart, here’s why taxpayers should be skeptical of more infrastructure spending

The Real Lincoln


Oops! Warren Buffett inadvertently makes the case against tax hikes

Oops! Warren Buffett inadvertently makes the case against tax hikes

Obama faces huge challenge in setting up insurance exchanges

Obama faces huge challenge in setting up insurance exchanges - The Hill's Healthwatch

Brandie Kessler says farewell to Mercury readers

Her byline has been a staple on the front page of The Mercury for more than six years, but reporter Brandie Kessler is leaving Pottstown for a bigger newspaper. Check out her farewell column at the link below.

Reporter prepares for change as she says farewell to Pottstown

'Giving Tuesday' to Launch Season of Generosity After Black Friday and Cyber Monday

'Giving Tuesday' to Launch Season of Generosity After Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Friday, November 23, 2012

Holiday TV schedule: Premiere dates for new and old favorites

Holiday TV schedule: Premiere dates for new and old favorites

You can help the Pottstown Mercury support literacy

Help us support literacy; sign our pledge

Pa. limit on military funeral honors draws protest

Pa. limit on military funeral honors draws protest

Pa. told to re-evaluate charter school test scores

Pa. told to re-evaluate charter school test scores

In Pa., potential Corbett challengers line up for 2014

Potential Corbett challengers line up for 2014

The Death of the Twinkie


Philadelphia area tops Pa. in texting-while-driving tickets

AAA says Philly area tops state in texting tickets

Marco Rubio: Perhaps a Hispanic Ronald Reagan?

Cal Thomas: Marco Rubio: Perhaps a Hispanic Ronald Reagan?

Diana West: Petraeus betrayed his country before he betrayed his wife

Petraeus betrayed his country before he betrayed his wife

'Fiscal cliff' could mean $22B more in taxes for Pa.

'Fiscal cliff' could mean $22B more in taxes for Pa.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

At public meetings, fights over prayer drag on

At public meetings, fights over prayer drag on

Enjoy the $20k portraits you bought the ruling class for Christmas

Enjoy the $20k portraits you bought the ruling class for Christmas | Human Events

Post-election, Republicans consider rebranding message, demographics

Post-election, Republicans consider rebranding message, demographics - Conservative News

If Steven Spielberg Ran The GOP ...


Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress

Jesse Jackson Jr. submits letter of resignation

Report: Politically connected dodge Philly tickets

Report: Politically connected dodge Philly tickets

More Pa. State Forest Roads Open For Deer Hunting Season


 
 
 

   
    Additional Pennsylvania State Forest Roads Opened for Deer Hunting Season (via PR Newswire)
   

       HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More accessible areas and expanded hunting opportunities await hunters when they head into state forestlands for Monday's start of the traditional two-week white-tailed deer season. "Our bureau is opening more than 400 miles of roads normally…
   

 

 

What do Cyprus and Iceland have in common?

What do Cyprus and Iceland have in common? - Cyprus Mail

Archbishop Chaput: This Thanksgiving, rekindle the fire of holiness

Archbishop Chaput: This Thanksgiving, rekindle the fire of holiness

Compromise?


Last-ditch effort to save the Twinkie fails

Last-ditch effort to save the Twinkie fails | Human Events

Unionized federal workers want no part of this 'austerity' stuff

Welcome to Obama's second term. Next exit: Greece.

Unionized federal workers want no part of this 'austerity' stuff - Human Events

Study: US faces shortage of 52,000 doctors by 2025

Study: US faces shortage of 52,000 doctors by 2025 - The Hill's Healthwatch

Pa. Legislators Pocketing Your Money?

I-Team: Pa. Legislators Pocketing Your Money? « CBS Philly

ALG Is Urging Governors Not To Implement ObamaCare Exchange


Byron York: Governors take power as balance shifts inside GOP

Byron York: Governors take power as balance shifts inside GOP

Pa. politicians, judges line up for another pay raise

Christmas is coming early for Pennsylvania politicians and judges. They're giving themselves another pay raise.

Top Pa. officials eligible for 2.2% pay raises

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

An open letter to conservatives

Morton Blackwell: An open letter to conservatives - Human Events

Gov. Corbett on costs of Medicaid expansion

Pa. gambling expansion needs transparency

Editorial: Pa. gambling expansion needs transparency

Pa. Hunters Encouraged To Donate Venison To Help Feed Hungry


 
 
 

   
    Pennsylvania Hunters Encouraged to Donate Venison to Help Feed Hungry (via PR Newswire)
   

       HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today asked hunters to donate deer meat to the "Hunters Sharing the Harvest'' program, which distributes to Pennsylvania food banks, soup kitchens and pantries. "Hunger affects more than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians…
   

 

 

Are We Headed for Another Great Depression?

Are We Headed for Another Great Depression? | RedState

The Three Deadliest Words In The World: 'It's A Girl'

100 members of Congress ask Obama to steer clear of Susan Rice

100 members of Congress ask Obama to steer clear of Susan Rice - Human Events

Monday, November 19, 2012

PA National Guard To Host Job Fair For Service Members, Veterans


   
    PA National Guard to Host Hiring Expo for Service Members, Veterans (via PR Newswire)
   

       HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Service members and veterans of all military branches and components are invited to a Military Hiring Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, in building 8-80 located at the corner of Service Road and Bearty Avenue, Fort Indiantown…
   

 

 

Did Obama Cheat? How to Answer the Question

Did Obama Cheat? How to Answer the Question

Thanksgiving Twinkies


GOP's untold gains on state level

Opinion: GOP's untold gains on state level - Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason - POLITICO.com

Pew: Fox, MSNBC more extreme in campaign's last week

Pew: Fox, MSNBC more extreme in campaign's last week

Survey: 38M Shopped Online While On Toilet


 
 
 

   
    More than 38 Million* Online Americans Shopped While on the Toilet (via PR Newswire)
   

       PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday shopping season is nearly in full swing and survey results announced by CashStar, the world's leading digital gifting and incentives company, show that online Americans are shopping from their mobile devices in mass numbers, sometimes from…
   

 

 

Universities: 'The Most Authoritarian Institution in America'

Universities: 'The Most Authoritarian Institution in America'

The Real Scandal


More Democrats could hamper PA Gov. Corbett's next 2 years

More Democrats could hamper Corbett’s next 2 years

Analysts: Gay marriage OK remains unlikely in Pa.

Analysts: Gay marriage OK remains unlikely in Pa.

Arizona gun shop owner refuses to sell to Obama voters

AZ gun shop owner refuses to sell to Obama voters

One Person, One Vote? Likely Voter Fraud in New Mexico

One Person, One Vote? | RedState

Operation Buzzkill: You vs. ObamaZombies

Operation Buzzkill: You vs. ObamaZombies | RedState

Can We Replace John Boehner With Paul Ryan?

Can We Replace John Boehner With Paul Ryan? | RedState

Make Love, Not War


Columnist: Hollywood's Perverse 'Feminism'

Ben Shapiro: Hollywood’s Perverse 'Feminism'

Sunday, November 18, 2012

While NJ Residents Suffer, Gov. Christie Goes on 'Saturday Night Live'

While New Jersey Residents Suffer, Governor Christie Goes on Saturday Night Live

I am Hellene - (Ελληνικοί υπότιτλοι) Κατερίνα Μουτσάτσου


Obama Doubles Down on His Failed First Term

Daniel Flynn: Obama Doubles Down on His First Term

Columnist: Republicans blame everyone but themselves

Guest Column: Republicans blame everyone but themselves: An accurate post-mortem analysis - delcotimes.com

Columnist: Tax Obama's Rich Pals In Hollywood

Ben Shapiro: Let's Tax Hollywood

The Walken Dead

Columnist: Why don't we verify voter citizenship?

Why don't we verify voter citizenship? - Opinion - ReviewJournal.com

We pray for President Obama

We pray for President Obama - Human Events

Do released talking points prove Susan Rice went off the reservation?

Do released talking points prove Rice went off the reservation?

Obama's Blunders: The Death of Twinkies

How Conservatives Lost Women Voters

Anita Staver: How Conservatives Lost Women Voters

Mark Driscoll: 'Twilight' Is for Girls What Porn Is to Boys

Pastor Mark Driscoll says the "Twilight" movies series is not just harmless drivel for pre-teen girls.

From an article in The Christian Post:
"I have ranted on this garbage-tastic phenomenon before, and find the whole genre profoundly troubling. The popularity of supernatural soap operas has inspired some real-life demonic trends. Overreaction? Tell that to the kids biting, cutting, drinking blood – sometimes while having sex – and sinking deeper into the occult."

In his blog post, Driscoll listed several news stories about youth acting out vampire-like behavior.
 
"Teenagers obsessed with the Twilight vampire saga, or those simply fascinated with fangs, reportedly have been biting each other – hard – and then licking or sucking the blood," he quoted NBC News. "'These are kids who think they are real vampires,' said Dr. Orly Avitzur. [. . .] 'Having that thick, warm copper-tasting blood in my mouth is the best thing I can think of!' wrote a teenager identified as 'GothicGirl10' this year. 'Sometimes my boyfriend lets me feed off him. I let him feed off me as well.'"
Mark Driscoll: 'Twilight' Is for Girls What Porn Is to Boys

Gay Jesus Play Charged With Blasphemy in Greece

Gay Jesus Play Charged With Blasphemy in Greece

Sen. Marco Rubio Delivers Speech in Iowa

Handicapping Pennsylvania's 2014 Gubernatorial Field

Two of Pennsylvania's leading political pundits,  G. Terry Madonna and  Michael L. Young, take a look at the potential field for the 2014 race for Pennsylvania governor.

Politically Uncorrected: Handicapping Pennsylvania's 2014 Gubernatorial Field - delcotimes.com

Sen. Marco Rubio makes first postelection trip to Iowa

Rubio makes first postelection trip to Iowa - phillyburbs.com: Election News:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nat Hentoff: Obama the most destructive uprooter of our Constitution in our nation's history

Nat Hentoff: Can we reclaim our Constitution in the age of Obama?

Berks County property taxes going up by 6.3%

Berks County Commissioners to raise property taxes by 6.3%

Welcome to Obama's Second Term

Medical Supply Giant Stryker Cuts 1,170 Workers - Cites Obamacare | Human Events

Top 10 Election Bright Spots For Republicans

Top 10 Election Bright Spots - Human Events

Sen. Kelly Ayotte Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Avoiding Fiscal Cliff


EDITORIAL: Diplomats died, Obama lied

EDITORIAL: Diplomats died, Obama lied - Washington Times

Obamacare taxes mean Obamacare layoffs

WOLF: Obamacare taxes mean Obamacare layoffs - Washington Times

1-cent increase to stamp price gets regulatory OK

After the Postal Service finished with a $15.9 billion deficit, what did you expect. The price of stamps is going up again.

1-cent increase to stamp price gets regulatory OK

PA State Rep. Mike Vereb Re-Elected As Republican Caucus Secretary

PA State Rep. Mike Vereb - Vereb Re-Elected As Republican Caucus Secretary

Do High Taxes Raise More Money?


Inside Obama's America: Ga. bank failure brings 2012 total to 50

Ga. bank failure brings 2012 total to 50

Friday, November 16, 2012

Restaurateur may add 'Obamacare' surcharge

Full serving of disgust over health reform cost - Washington Times

Medicare premiums going up

Medicare premiums going up $5 a month for 2013

Congressional Democrats defend Susan Rice lying to the American people

Congressional Democrats defend embattled Rice despite her misleading Libya comments

Despite $15.9 billion loss, U.S. Postal Service execs get pay raises

Despite $15.9 billion loss, U.S. Postal Service execs see boost in pay - Washington Times

Greek Parliamentary Delegation Visits American Hellenic Institute

Greek Parliamentary Delegation Visits AHI

Selective Rage By Obama


Democrats Perfect the Art of Voter Fraud


Jack Cashill, writing at American Thinker:
Worse than fraud is the process that turned nearly 20,000 black Philadelphians -- and millions of inner-city dwellers throughout the country -- into automatons.  Hope does not produce this kind of regimentation.  Fear does.  In looking at these numbers, in fact, one can begin to see how, 34 years ago this Sunday, in the jungles of Guyana, Jim Jones was able to persuade 918 of his followers, most of them poor and black, to drink their lethal Kool-Aid. Fear can do that.
Jack Cashill: Obama's Jonestowns

Petraeus tells lawmakers CIA always saw Benghazi as terrorism

Petraeus tells lawmakers CIA always saw Benghazi as terrorism - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Why Isn't Sandy Obama's Katrina?

Two natural disasters under two different presidents. The corrupt liberal media blamed President Bush for inept federal response to Katrina, but covers up for Obama's failed response to Sandy. Liberal media bias at its finest.

Why Isn't Sandy Obama's Katrina?

More Obama 'Transparency'


Is the Congressional Turkey Coalition Pro-Hamas?

Is the Congressional Turkey Coalition Pro-Hamas?

Guest Column: GOP Message Has to Be for Every American

By Congressman Joe Pitts
Pennsylvania - 16th District

Whenever a political party loses a major election there is a certain amount of soul searching that goes on. This is a healthy process. If Republicans don’t ask what went wrong and what can be done better next time, we will never move forward.

I am certainly glad that Republicans will continue to lead the House of Representatives. However it is also clear that the American people did not sign on to the vision put forward by our party in the 2012 election. I believe strongly in conservative principles, but we need to think hard about how we turn those principles into concrete proposals and how we show that our ideas will lead to a stronger, more prosperous nation.

Polls before and after the election showed that the American people thought that the Republican nominee would do a better job of running the economy. The economy was the number one issue for most Americans, but it wasn’t the only thing people thought about when they were entering the polling booth.

Caring is critical. The job of president is about far more than budgets and spreadsheets. The decisions that have to be made cannot always be reduced to numbers and data. The American people want a president who is thinking about them on a personal level. Exit polls showed that President Obama had an 11 point lead on the question of which candidate was more in touch with the American people.

This reminds me of the famous, “Who would you rather have a beer with?” question from the 2000 election. George W. Bush won that tongue-in-cheek poll, and also won the election. Despite a privileged upbringing, Bush was able to convince the American people that he would be a caring president.

By contrast, Mitt Romney’s statement about the “47 percent” portrayed himself as a person who thought in figures and numbers and who wrote off voters based on demographics and economics. I don’t know if any politician who writes off nearly half of the electorate could be voted dog catcher, let alone president.

If Republicans want to lead, our message of opportunity and prosperity has to be for every American. We have to make it clear that our policies will benefit citizens from all across the economic spectrum.

Rich, poor and middle class Americans want a fairer nation. I believe that Republican principles of standing up for job creation, opportunity and personal liberty are the best way to raise the standard of living for everyone.

I believe that every American dreams of having more than food stamps, public housing and Medicaid. I know that people who are on these programs dream of a better life for their children. We have to demonstrate that Republican policies are better at providing opportunities for poor Americans to move into the middle class.

Government may be able to provide a safety net, but it will never be able to create the good private sector jobs that build a more prosperous society. Four years ago, we saw the stimulus bill spend nearly a trillion dollars with little effect on employment and no effect on median household income.

The typical American family made 7 percent less in 2011 than they did in 2007. Despite government spending at a record level compared with our GDP, we are in the midst of the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression. The wealthy continue to do fine, while poor and middle class Americans struggle.

Republicans need to be fighting poverty just as hard as Democrats, but we shouldn’t do it the old, tired way of throwing money into the bureaucracy. An ever expanding federal government hasn’t reduced the poverty rate and hasn’t fixed our broken inner city schools.

Since I came to Congress, I’ve looked for free market solutions to help low income individuals save for college and for their retirement. Over the past year, I’ve been working with other members to promote free market solutions to the problems that keep families in poverty. We can have a powerful message of hope for Americans who are struggling economically, and we don’t need to consider any citizen a lost cause.

Gen. Petraeus and the Honeypot


Proposed budget hikes Berks property taxes for 1st time in 8 years

Proposed budget hikes Berks property taxes for 1st time in 8 years

Nat Hentoff: Can we reclaim our Constitution in the age of Obama?

Nat Hentoff: Can we reclaim our Constitution in the age of Obama?

Gov. Martinez criticizes Romney comments, points way forward for GOP

Martinez criticizes Romney comments, points way forward for GOP - James Hohmann -

Labor unions kill off Twinkies

It's been said that Twinkies could survive a nuclear blast, but apparently the maker cannot survive the greed of organized labor.

John Hayward: Death of a Hostess | Human Events

Karl Rove: The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP

Karl Rove: The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP - Human Events

NewsBusted 11/16/12


Only 57% of voters went to polls on Nov. 6

Interesting editorial in the Reading Eagle about how few voters actually decided the presidential race:
Counting all the provisional and absentee ballots cast during the presidential election, more than 126 million Americans went to the polls, a dismal 57.5 percent, according to the Center for the Study of the American Electorate.

That means that by a wide margin more voting-eligible Americans, 93 million, opted not to vote than voted for either of the two major-party candidates.

President Barack Obama, by the time all votes are counted, is expected to have collected about 64 million popular votes, or slightly more than half of those cast. Mitt Romney's total is expected to be about 60.5 million votes, or about 48.1 percent.

However if you factor all who remained home on Election Day, the percentage of those eligible to vote who voted for the president was only 29.2 percent. Romney received votes from 27.6 percent of the electorate. A whopping 42.5 percent of those who could have voted didn't bother to do so.
 

Award electoral votes proportionally to popular vote (11/16/12)

Jobless claims explode; lapdog media blames hurricane

Jobless claims explode; media spinners blame hurricane - Human Events

Dead Israelis Don't Count At The Washington Post

A classic example of anti-Israel bias in one of the nation's most liberal newspapers.

How WaPo Covered Operation Pillar of Defense

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What are we teaching our kids?


Eurozone slides back into recession

Another recession in Europe, so why is Obama following the same path?

Eurozone slides back into recession

Post office reports record loss of nearly $16 billion

Let's turn the health care system over to the government. They've done such a great job with mail delivery. What could possible go wrong?

Post office reports record loss of $15.9B for year

Romney Reminds Us Why He Lost

Romney Reminds Us Why He Lost

Police in Pa. say texting ban for drivers hard to enforce

Pennsylvania police say texting ban for drivers hard to enforce - delcotimes.com

Welcome to Obama's second term: Nearly 50 million Americans living in poverty

Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in U.S.

Other People's Money


Voter ID works like a charm in Tennessee

Voter ID works like a charm in Tennessee | Human Events

Editorial: Municipal officials look out for themselves instead of constituents

Failure of municipal merger talks a big disappointment

Chutzpah! Pa. Dems call for investigation into possible voter fraud

What's this? The Democratic Party, which has mastered the art of voter fraud, wants to investigate potential voter fraud in Pennsylvania. Isn't that like asking the fox to watch the hen house?

Pa. Dems call for investigation into possible voter fraud - abc27 WHTM

House GOP picks woman for a top leadership post

House GOP picks woman for a top leadership post

Four-year sentence


Report: Women’s leadership role lacking in Cyprus

Women's role lacking in Cyprus - Cyprus Mail

Obama's Katrina Continues To Unfold

Power Remains Out In Much Of LES High-Rise Complex, Residents Furious

Obama's tax hike flim-flam

Obama's tax hike flim-flam | Human Events

To win, Obama sacrifices House, State Legislatures

Michael Barone: To win, Obama sacrifices House, State Legislatures - Human Events

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mitt Romney: Obama won with 'gifts' to certain voters

Romney: Obama won with 'gifts' to certain voters

'Buzz' off the air: Pottstown-area AM station WBZH 'goes silent'

Things have gone downhill for this radio station (formerly WPAZ) ever since "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas & Mike Pincus" went off the air. Coincidence?

'Buzz' off the air: Local AM station WBZH 'goes silent'

Inside Obama's America: Record number living in poverty

Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in U.S.

Obama defends U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in face of GOP opposition

Obama defends Rice in face of GOP opposition

Congressman Ron Paul's Farewell Speech to Congress

Rand Paul Wants to Revamp GOP

Rand Paul Wants to Revamp GOP

'Toxic' Pelosi Clings to Power Among Congressional Dems

'Toxic' Pelosi Clings to Power

Berks County Commissioners will propose property-tax hike

Berks County will propose property-tax hike - bctv.org - News for Berks County and Reading, Pa: Government

Placing Blame


Walter Williams: Disaster ignorance During Obama's Katrina

Walter Williams: Disaster ignorance - Human Events

Columnist: Voter ID laws energized liberal base in Pennsylvania

Voter ID laws energized liberal base in Pennsylvania - Human Events

What Republican Candidates Should Say about Abortion

Jonathan Murray: What Republican Candidates Should Say about Abortion

Obama's Blunders: Dems Face The Consequences Of ObamaCare


Speaker shut down by police at Pottstown Borough Council meeting

Speaker on Flanders appointment quieted by police

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PA State Rep. Tom Quigley concedes 146th Dist. race to Democrat

One week after the polls closed, Republican Pennsylvania State Rep. Tom Quigley, who has represented the Pottstown/Limerick/Royersford areas of Montgomery County since 2005, has conceded in the 146th House District.

Quigley, a popular and highly-regarded state lawmaker, was upset by Democrat Mark Painter on Nov. 6. Since the margin was about 200 votes and absentee ballots were not counted, Quigley refused to concede the race.

But after absentee ballots were counted by Montgomery County officials on Friday, the gap remained about 200 votes. 

Quigley said he spoke to Painter earlier in the day in Harrisburg, where Painter was attending an orientation session for newly-elected legislators.

Quigley also issued the following statement:
In light of the completed count of all absentee ballots, it is clear that the people of the 146th District have spoken and they have elected Mark Painter as their next Representative. I saw Mark in Harrisburg today, shook hands, congratulated him and wished him well.

I would like to take this opportunity to say what a great privilege and pleasure it has been to represent the people of the 146th District. In the past eight years my staff and I have had the chance to meet and serve numerous people in our community. My district office staff; Karen, Joan and Veronika and my Harrisburg staff; Lauren, have provided outstanding service to the many people who have sought our help on numerous issues. I know I speak for them in saying that we will miss that daily interaction and the opportunity to truly make a difference in people's lives.

My district office will be closing at the end of November when my term officially ends. My staff will be contacting those with outstanding issues to direct them to the appropriate person.

Again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the people of the 146th District for allowing me to serve as your representative.
Although he hasn't decided what he will do next, Quigley has not rule out a run for the state Legislature in 2014 to reclaim the 146th District seat.

All-electronic tolls planned for Pa. turnpike

All-electronic tolls planned for Pa. turnpike

NewsBusted 11/13/12

Columnist: Obama 2.0: Back where we started

Lowman S. Henry: Obama 2.0: Back where we started

Pa. auditor general blasts rising turnpike debt

Pa. auditor general blasts rising turnpike debt

Republicans should resist becoming 'Democrat-lite'

Republicans should resist becoming 'Democrat-lite' - Human Events

John Hawkins: Mitt Romney Lost, Not Conservatism

Monday, November 12, 2012

Liberal columnist to Obama: Don't fall victim to the mandate delusion

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, a longtime supporter of Barack Obama, isn't thrilled with Obama's demeanor since the Nov. 6 election:
The biggest mistake President Obama could make now is to arrogantly overinterpret the election results.
One of the dumbest things politicians do in the aftermath of elections is to claim a mandate.
Even dumber is when they actually believe it. And re-elected presidents are especially susceptible to the mandate delusion.
Mr. Obama ... don’t fall victim to the mandate delusion

Obama Phones Mitt


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Obama Wins, U.S. Loses

Moody's: Political landscape still a downgrade danger to US credit rating - The Hill's On The Money

Obama's Collapsing Foreign Policy Doctrine

Obama's Collapsing Foreign Policy Doctrine

Obama Proposed Cutting Benefits to Military Personnel

Final House Breakdown by Party: Republicans, 234; Democrats, 201

Final House tally: Republicans, 234; Democrats, 201 - Human Events

'A Family Reunion To Die For' Coming to Mount Penn Nov. 16-17

The Antietam School District Footlights Drama Club is proud to present a murder-mystery in dinner theater at the Mt. Penn Elementary Center cafeteria on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 with dinner at 6 PM. 

The cast of 24 Middle-Senior High School students will delight you with 'A Family Reunion To Die For'. Dinner includes being served by students and dessert at intermission. See if you can figure out who the murderer is.

Reserve your tickets soon as we only have space for 100 each night. Tickets are only $10. Where else can you get dinner and a show that inexpensively? 

For reservations or for more information, contact Mr. Schnitter at tschnitter@antietamsd.org

Robert Samuelson: It's the Welfare State, Stupid

Now that the election is over, it's OK for liberals to admit that the welfare state promoted by Barack Obama has created to control mindless Democrats will lead to the destruction of the United States.

It's the Welfare State, Stupid

Another victim of Benghazi-gate?


No prayer for Pa. school board after threat from atheists

A Lancaster County, Pa., school board has ended a longtime tradition of beginning its meetings with a prayer because an atheist group has threatened to sue it.

No prayer for board at Elanco

Cyprus: Seven fat followed by seven lean

Seven fat followed by seven lean - Cyprus Mail

James Bond soars with record $87.8M 'Skyfall' debut

The critics love it, calling it the best James Bond movie ever, and now audiences agree, making "Skyfall" the top-grossing film at this weekend's box office.

Bond soars with record $87.8M 'Skyfall' debut

Opinion: Status quo election results were baffling

Election results were baffling (11/12/12)

House Speaker John Boehner: Obama tax hikes will kill 700,000 more jobs


Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer closes after 112 years, 23 jobs lost

Welcome to Obama's second term.

All sewn up at FesslerUSA

Friday, November 09, 2012

Obama to end oil shale development on federal lands in West

Get ready to pay more at the pump and to heat your home. Now that he doesn't have to worry about running for re-election, Obama can be himself. He plans to close close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development.

This is where the idiots who re-elected Obama should line up to issue apologies to their fellow countrymen.

Interior proposal would limit commercial oil shale development on federal lands in West - The Hill's E2-Wire

Columnist: Obama's victory lacks mandate

DONALD LAMBRO: Obama's victory lacks mandate - Washington Times

The Lamest Generation


Democrats pull out every dirty trick to make sure Obama won the election

Colorado Counties Have More Voters Than People | RedState

Breastfeeding baby doll: Creepy or groundbreaking?

Breastfeeding baby doll: Creepy or groundbreaking?

Columnist: Election over, it's time to get governing

GIL SPENCER: Election over, it's time to get governing - delcotimes.com

Next Exit: Greece


Santorum: Election should've been about more than economy

Santorum: Election should've been about more than economy

Romney did better in Pennsylvania

Romney's Pennsylvania play

Diana West: The high road led straight to defeat for Romney

Diana West: The high road led straight to defeat for Romney

Why Obama's Second Term Promises To Be A Disaster


Welcome to Obama's second term: Pennsylvania battery maker to lay off 150

Exide to lay off 150 workers

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Obama Lost Every State With Voter ID

No wonder Democrats fought so hard to overturn or delay voter ID laws in various states, including Pennsylvania. Can Democrats ever win an election without resorting to voter fraud?

Check out this post at Pat Dollard.

Also check out the original post at The American Third Position

Pottstown police charge man wearing gorilla suit

Pottstown police charge man wearing gorilla suit

Newsweek cover enough to make you hurl





On the bright side, Newsweek will cease publication at the end of the year after nearly 80 years because nobody reads it any more. And this cover is a perfect example of why the magazine lost most of its readers as it lurched to the far left. Somebody who won 50% of the vote through deceptive means didn't exactly "conquer" the nation.

America is two countries, not on speaking terms

Michael Barone: America is two countries, not on speaking terms - Human Events

Ann Coulter: Don't blame Romney

Ann Coulter: Don't blame Romney - Human Events

'The Framing of Joe Paterno' Mini-Movie

Claims about flood-damaged cars aren't true

Claims about flood-damaged cars aren't true

Chester County cuts jury commissioner positions

Chester County cuts jury commissioner positions

We could all use a few good laughs after the joke the Democrats played on the country on Election Day

Obama's choice to replace Hillary? Susan Rice

Blog: Obama's choice to replace Hillary? Susan Rice

If I wanted America to fail ... I'd re-elect Barack Obama

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A bright spot in an otherwise awful day for Pennsylvania Republicans

If you're looking for a bit of good news from Tuesday's shellacking Republicans took in Pennsylvania, the Republican Party did pick up a Congressional seat held by a Democrat and now have 13 of the state's 18 Congressional seats.

Without Obama on the ticket, Democrats have no chance of retaking any of the 13 seats in 2014.

And don't be surprised if Bob Casey resigns from the Senate to run for Pennsylvania governor in 2014, so Democrats wasted their vote on Senator Zero. Unless Ed Rendell decides to get back into politics, Democrats don't have any viable candidates for US Senate, so Pennsylvania could end up with both Senates seats held by Republicans heading into the 2016 elections.

Good day for Pa. Dems, but GOP keeps control

Obama victory means four more years with no hope of change

CHARLES HURT: Obama victory means four more years with no hope of change - Washington Times

So what do Republicans do now?

Columnist: So what do Republicans do now? | WashingtonExaminer.com

A Dose of Reality


Obama's victory is a victory for Karl Rove

Columnist: Obama's victory is a victory for Karl Rove | WashingtonExaminer.com

Lurching toward Socialist Europe: Death of a 'center-right' nation

John Hayward: Death of a "center-right" nation | Human Events

Good day for Pa. Dems, but GOP keeps control of Legislature - for now

Democrats keep chipping away at state government in Pennsylvania and Republicans are powerless to stop them.

Good day for Pa. Dems, but GOP keeps control

Somebody's Happy


Despite hope, no change: Obama wins again

Despite hope, no change: Obama wins again - Human Events

How did this happen?

How could Romney lose to the most flawed president in US history asking re-election after a disastrous first term?

Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel on the Nov. 6 GOP debacle: Demographics, insincerity, ineptitude combined to leave Republicans behind.

Read the full column at The Daily Caller website.