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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The 'glitches and bumps' of ObamaCare



Did you see this video of Obama trying to defend the train wreck known as Obamacare?

The 'glitches and bumps' of ObamaCare | Human Events

Video: NewsBusted


Fewer Pa. school districts seek to exceed tax limit

Fewer Pa. school districts seek to exceed tax limit

Another manufactured Obama crisis comes to an end

Officials say threatened FAA towers to remain open

Scouts Unveil New Motto


Tsarnaev family welfare benefits said to exceed $100,000

Tsarnaev family welfare benefits said to exceed $100K | Human Events

Editorial: Put hard feelings aside and combine Exeter, Antietam school districts

Put hard feelings aside and combine Exeter, Antietam (4/30/13)

ACLJ: Obama's Blessing of Planned Parenthood 'Outrageous'

Obama's Blessing of Planned Parenthood 'Outrageous,' ACLJ Asserts

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Archbishop Demetrios Offers Encyclical for the Support of the People of Cyprus

Archbishop Demetrios of America has offered an encyclical in anticipation of Greek Orthodox Palm Sunday asking all the faithful to keep the people of Cyprus in their prayers.

Encyclical for the Support of the People of Cyprus — Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Economic crisis sets back peace in divided Cyprus

How ironic. For years, the Turks living in Turkish-occupied Cyprus wanted to reunite with the more prosperous Greeks in Cyprus, but after the country's economy collapsed this year, nobody is talking about reuniting the island, which has been under Turkish occupation since 1974.

Economic crisis sets back peace in divided Cyprus

Obama all in on abortion, defends government funding to Planned Parenthood

Obama all in on abortion, defends government funding to Planned Parenthood - Washington Times

Obama Ignores Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial in Planned Parenthood Speech

Only in America: While abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial for murder, Barack Obama is praising Planned Parenthood and promising more taxpayer dollars to keep killing babies.

Obama Ignores Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial in Planned Parenthood Speech

Weekly GOP Address: Obama Sequester Nonsense


Friday, April 26, 2013

ObamaCare bureaucracy spared from sequestration

ObamaCare bureaucracy spared from sequestration | Human Events

AHI-backed Cyprus Resolution Introduced by Congressman Bilirakis

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) has been one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the reunification of Cyprus, which has been occupied by Turkish troops since 1974.

AHI-backed Cyprus Resolution Introduced by Congressman Bilirakis

Obama Calls In Sequester Muscle


Obama Fully Supports Planned Parenthood Abortion Mills

Obama lied while running for office stating NO public tax dollars would fund abortion.Safely re-elected, Obama now says he supports Planned Parenthood and giving them over $400 million in taxpayer dollars. Not only does Obama not have a problem with the death of 50 million babies since Roe v. Wade, but he also supports partial-birth abortion, the killing of a living, crying newborn outside the mothers womb. What a sad thing for this great country we call America.

Obama: Abortion foes want return to 1950s

10 U.S. banks fail so far in 2013

This is year five of the "Obama recovery" and U.S. are still going under.

FDIC closes banks in North Carolina, Georgia

Time to Say Farewell to Pennsylvania's Antiquated Prevailing Wage Law

PA State Rep. Mario Scavello - Time to Say Farewell to Pennsylvania's Antiquated Prevailing Wage Law

Pennsylvania voters support Sen. Toomey on gun control

Despite angering his conservative base, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey appears to have weathered the recent debate over gun control.

From a new Quinnipiac University poll:
Pennsylvania voters approve 34 - 29 percent of the way U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is handling gun control and give Sen. Toomey an overall 48 - 30 percent approval rating, his highest ever. By a 54 - 12 percent margin, voters think more favorably of Toomey because of his co-sponsorship of legislation to require expanded background checks. 
Pennsylvania (PA) Poll - April 26, 2013 - Pennsylvania Voters Say Run Pi | Quinnipiac University Connecticut

Aiding and Abetting the Enemy


Obama's hubris problem

Definition of hubris: exaggerated pride or self-confidence. Yep, sounds like Obama.
 
Opinion: Obama's hubris problem - Keith Koffler - POLITICO.com

Surprise! The economy still stinks

David Harsanyi: Surprise! The economy still stinks

Charles Krauthammer: The Bush Legacy

Charles Krauthammer: The Bush Legacy

Obama Admin: Dead terrorist's rights trump public's

Bureaucrats: Dead terrorist's rights trump public's

The Obama Economy


Columnist: Democrat histrionics on Social Security

David M. Shribman: Social Security, 21st-century style

Christian bishops abducted in Syria. Please pray for their safe release.

Joint Communique on the Abduction of Bishop Paul and Bishop John

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dr. Benjamin Carson to speak in Pottstown, Pa.

Dr. Benjamin Carson, the acclaimed neurosurgeon who skyrocketed to the national spotlight after a gutsy speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, will be the keynote speaker  at the 2013 Founders Dinner sponsored by the Coventry Christian School.

"Faith of Our Fathers: The Role of Faith in American Schools," will be the topic of Dr. Carson's talk on Oct. 13 at Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown, Pa.

Dr. Carson is a world-renowned neurosurgeon and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as well as a motivational speaker, philanthropist and best-selling author.

He catapulted to national prominence in February after delivering the keynote speech at the 61st Annual National Prayer Breakfast, which was attended by President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Dr. Carson used his time at the podium to talk about the great challenges facing America today  - specifically moral decay and fiscal irresponsibility - comparing the U.S. to the decline of ancient Rome.

"I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful. Nobody could even challenge them militarily, but what happened to them? They destroyed themselves from within. Moral decay, fiscal irresponsibility. They destroyed themselves. If you don’t think that can happen to America, you get out your books and you start reading."

Dr. Carson criticized Obamacare as well as the growing dependency on government programs during the Obama administration.

The National Prayer Breakfast speech has been viewed more than 2.7 million times on YouTube.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the Oct. 13 fundraiser. Dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by Dr. Carson's speech.

Reservations are being accepted for what is anticipated to be a sold-out event. Tickets are $150 per person, but can be reserved at the early-bird price of $100 per person until May 15.

Visit www.CoventryChristian.com or call 610-326-3366 for ticket information.

Liberal Lunacy: Calif. bill would let non-citizens serve on juries

Whatever happened to a trial by a jury of your peers?

If Democrats get their way - and in California they usually do - defendants will face a jury of  non-citizens.

It's all part of the far-left's continued assault on the U.S. Constitution.

Calif. bill would let non-citizens serve on juries

10 Lessons from Cyprus economic crisis

10 Lessons from Cyprus — The American Magazine

No furloughs for ObamaCare officials

No furloughs for ObamaCare officials - The Hill's Healthwatch

Editorial: Legislative spending in Pa. keeps going up

Legislative spending in Pa. keeps going up

Net worth declined for 93% of U.S. households during 'Obama recovery'

Report: Richest 7% got richer during recovery

Welcome Future Democrats


Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption

Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption - John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

School forces girls to ask for lesbian kiss

School forces girls to ask for lesbian kiss

Congress works to repeal ObamaCare ... for themselves

Congress works to repeal ObamaCare ... for themselves | Human Events

Why aren't liberals more critical of Islam?

Why aren't liberals more critical of Islam?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Poll: Nancy Pelosi tops list of least-liked congressional leaders


Nancy Pelosi is the least liked and most polarizing member of Congress, according to a new Gallup poll.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi tops list of least-liked congressional leaders: poll - Washington Times

Report: Obama, Clinton blew Benghazi response

Obama, Clinton blew Benghazi response: Republican report - Washington Times

Obama's symbiotic relationship with the abortion industry

David Limbaugh: President Obama's symbiotic relationship with the abortion industry

PA conservative group targets Sen. McIlhinney for opposition to liquor privatization

Obama Tasks Food Stamp Recruiters With Monthly Quota

Obama Admin Tasks Food Stamp Recruiters With Enrolling Minimum Of 150 Seniors A Month…

Welfare benefits for the Boston bombers?

Welfare benefits for the Boston bombers | Human Events

When you 'compromise' with Obama ...


Michael Bloomberg's creepy authoritarianism

Harsanyi: Michael Bloomberg's creepy authoritarianism

An Open Letter to Senator Marco Rubio

David Horowitz: An Open Letter to Senator Marco Rubio | RedState

Annual cost of running the Pa. Legislature: $307 million

Are you getting your money's worth? When was the last time the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill that actually benefited you?

Does Pennsylvania really need 253 full-time state lawmakers with a staff of 3,000? 
 
Pa. Legislature's spending rose, surplus fell

Obamanomics: Spending $2.5 million per job created, losing half a million on each car sold

Obamanomics: Spending $2.5 million per job created, losing half a million on each car sold | RedState

Can a President Who Has Promised to Stand with the Muslims Protect Americans?

Lauri B. Regan: Can a President Who Has Promised to Stand with the Muslims Protect Americans?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Difference Between US and Them


Report: Richest 7% got richer under Obama

Remember when Obama had you low-information voters convinced that Mitt Romney only cared about the rich? He really put one over on you, didn't he? New Census figures show that the richest Americans grew even richer under Barack Obama.

From The Associated Press: 
The upper 7 percent of households owned 63 percent of the nation’s total household wealth in 2011, up from 56 percent in 2009, said the report from the Pew Research Center, which analyzed new Census Bureau data released last month.
Report: Richest 7% got richer under Obama

Columnist: TV sex is a problem, but violence is fine?

Guest Column: TV sex is a problem, but violence is fine? - delcotimes.com

Real questions in evil's wake

Kathryn Jean Lopez: Real questions in evil's wake

Rand Paul: Obama Did Away With NSEERS Program That Scrutinized Immigrants from 25 Muslim Countries

Rand Paul: Obama Did Away With NSEERS Program That Scrutinized Immigrants from 25 Muslim Countries (Video)

Congressional report faults State Dept., Clinton on Libya security





Congressional report faults State Dept., Clinton on Libya security

Gun rights backers vow at Pa. rally to keep up fight

Gun rights backers vow at rally to keep up fight

Napolitano: Citizenship for 11M illegals would boost security

Following Janet Napolitano's twisted liberal logic, if we release every inmate currently held in the U.S., we would help ease prison overcrowding.

Napolitano: Citizenship for 11M illegals would boost security

U.S. Border Security Under Obama


Telling: How the Left, media view healer Dr. Ben Carson vs. butcher Kermit Gosnell

Telling: How the Left, media view healer Dr. Ben Carson vs. butcher Kermit Gosnell

Sen. Toomey: Obama White House Wants Flight Delays




In remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) countered assertions from the White House and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that current flight delays and furloughs are the unavoidable result of the sequester's spending cuts.

Sen. Toomey reminded the chamber that he and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) had previously introduced a bill to give the administration broad flexibility to reconfigure the spending cuts to avoid this kind of economic disruption, but President Obama threatened to veto it.

"The flight delays, the furloughs among air traffic controllers, the shutting down of air traffic towers is entirely, utterly unnecessary," Sen. Toomey said. "This is a willful choice being made by this administration in order to inflict as disruptive a process as possible on the American public and on our economy all to further a political agenda. And the political agenda is to try to convince the American people that there are no circumstances under which we can ever cut spending at all."

A full transcript of Sen. Toomey's remarks:
    "I would like to respond to the comments from the Leader about the sequester that has gone into effect.  I want to be very clear about this: the flight delays that are occurring, the furloughs among air-traffic controllers, the shutting down of air-traffic towers is entirely, utterly unnecessary.

    "This is a willful choice being made by this Administration in order to inflict as disruptive a process as possible on the American public and on our economy  – all to further a political agenda and to try to convince the American people that there are no circumstances under which we can ever cut spending at all. 

    "Now, if you question why I say that this is a willful decision on the part of this Administration, I would refer you to legislation that Sen. Inhofe and I offered prior to the beginning of this sequestration. That legislation would have granted to the Administration complete flexibility in how they achieve the savings of the sequester. 

    "What did we hear from the Administration, Administration officials and White House spokespeople?  What we heard was 'that this is terribly unfortunate but they have no choice, they have no alternative, the law requires that they make these cuts.'  But when Sen. Inhofe and I introduce legislation to explicitly grant them all the flexibility they could ask for – complete flexibility – to find the most wasteful, the most redundant, the most unnecessary programs and to cut there instead of cutting essential services, what did the Administration say?  They said 'if you send us that legislation we’ll veto it.'

    "The White House put out a statement of administrative policy insisting that this was a terrible idea – a terrible idea to give them the flexibility to avoid exactly what they are doing.

    "I don’t know how one can come to any conclusion other than this Administration wishes to impose this inconvenience, this disruption, and this cost on the American people and our economy, because they had it within their ability to accept the device we offered to avoid this entirely. I am extremely disappointed that the Administration would choose to inflict this kind of harm to our economy, this kind of inconvenience to our travelers, all for the purpose of furthering a political agenda. This is no way to run this government.

    "I would suggest that what we do is revisit the legislation that Sen. Inhofe and I offered.  Our bill would have allowed us to cut some of this waste, excess and duplication and would have avoided all of this inconvenience.

    "This is entirely unnecessary and it is unacceptable. The proper function of any executive, including the President of the United States, is to look throughout the spending over which he or she has control to find the lowest priority, the least necessary, the least disruptive way to achieve the savings that we need.

    "We are running unacceptable deficits. The very modest savings of the sequester could be achieved in a way that wouldn’t be disruptive at all. We have a federal budget that has more than doubled in size in the last 12 years. To suggest that it’s not possible to find two and a half percent savings is simply ridiculous. And it’s not true.

    "So I would urge my colleagues: Let’s fix this. We know how to do it, we have the tools available. Sen. Inhofe and I offered an approach. But we need to achieve the savings of the sequester and we need to do it in a way that is not disruptive, and that can be done."

How The Mighty Have Fallen: Bush Approval Matches Obama's

Dubya's Approval Matches Obama's

Whose side is Obama on?

Should the surviving Boston bomber have been classified an enemy combatant? | Human Events

Silence on Gosnell trial illustrates the failings of the leftist media

Silence on Gosnell trial illustrates the failings of the leftist media | Human Events

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Gosnell Staffer: Newborn Was Tossed in Shoe Box, Still Breathing

How can anyone defend abortion after the sickening details that emerged during the Gosnell trial in Philadelphia. What does it say about our society when we have no regard for the innocent?

Gosnell Staffer: Newborn Was Tossed in Shoe Box, Still Breathing

Toomey defends support of gun control bill at conservative gathering


Thorns to PA legislators for wasting time on frivolous resolutions

From the editorial page of The Pottstown Mercury:
THORNS for another of the state Legislature's trivial resolutions at a time when a state budget and pension crisis loom on Pennsylvania's legislative agenda. The state senate will act on a resolution declaring April 30 as "Hooters Music Appreciation Day" in honor of the Philadelphia-based band. The group will perform a noontime concert in the East Wing Rotunda of the Capitol in Harrisburg on that day.The resolution is being introduced by state Sen. Daylin Leach. 
Roses for police for stopping Route 422 speeders

Boston Bomber Could Have Been Deported After 2009 Arrest

The Obama Administration has failed us again.

Boston Bomber Could Have Been Deported After 2009 Arrest | Judicial Watch

Republican: Boston raises immigration questions

What could possibly go wrong with giving 11 million illegal immigrants overnight citizenship? It's not like these foreigners are here to blow people up.

Republican: Boston raises immigration questions

Obama taking action on guns via executive orders

Here we go again. Barack Obama will not allow Congress or the courts to stop his dictatorial adminsitration.

Obama taking action on gun background check system

Superman at 75

 Superman at 75 | Human Events

Had Kermit Gosnell killed dogs ...

Can You Imagine the Coverage If It Were Dogs? | RedState

Rep. Joe Pitts: Why Obamacare Just Won't Work

By Congressman Joe Pitts
Guest columnist

This week, I chaired a hearing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to discuss the President’s budget proposal. Of course, the most pressing issue that needed to be discussed was implementation of the President’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

I know that there are some who say that Republicans should accept the law, move on and try to make it better. I don’t agree. First of all, let’s remember just how we got the law in the first place.

In 2009, when the House of Representatives considered health reform, Republican objections were pretty much ignored. The bill shepherded by Nancy Pelosi was so divisive, that even with a strong Democratic majority it barely passed the House. There was pretty much no talk about the importance of bipartisanship and no Republican votes in support.

That bill didn’t become law. Instead, the Senate passed a separate bill that never even moved through the committee process. Democrats stopped working with Republicans, and negotiated with themselves to push the bill through on Christmas Eve.

When the usually liberal state of Massachusetts elected Scott Brown with his promise to fight the bill, the President decided to push the Senate bill through the House without correcting the many flaws in that legislation. Again, not a single Republican voted for that bill.

Now, despite being completely shut out of the process that created the law, some of my Democratic colleagues are calling on us to put all our support behind the implementation. The thing is, the law isn’t at risk of failure because of Republican opposition and it won’t work if we suddenly decided to support it.

This week, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), one of the primary authors of the Senate bill told Sec. Sebelius that implementation could be a “train wreck.” When even the law’s most fervent supporters are expressing their doubts, you know it’s bad.

Everywhere I go, I hear from constituents who are either seeing their premiums rise sharply or having trouble finding a job because of the law.

For the hearing this week, I invited Sam Stoltzfus to sit in the audience. Sam owns Keystone Wood Specialties in Lancaster. For 40 years his company has been making kitchen cabinets and accessories. For much of that time, he’s provided quality health insurance. He recently wrote me to say that his premiums increased by 25 percent this year. This week, he told me that they could go up 50 percent next year.

When I asked Secretary Sebelius why the President’s budget contained no funding for a provision that was supposed to help small businesses, she ducked my question. The problem is that the law intentionally imposes billions of dollars in new costs on businesses. Even those that already provided insurance, like Sam’s does.

Workers are finding it tough too. Many are seeing their hours cut to part-time or finding only part-time jobs available. I heard from one constituent, a recently retired police officer, who was working four days a week. His employer had to cut him down to three-and-a-half days because of how the law affected their budget.

Just this week, a national movie theater chain with locations in our area announced that some workers would see fewer hours because they are paying so much more to insure their full-time workers. When I asked the Secretary about whether the administration was trying to do anything for these workers, she said that employers had no reason to cut hours due to the law since it wouldn’t be in effect until next year.

What she apparently didn’t know is that government bureaucrats in the administration are using current payrolls and employee hours to determine how the law will affect employers next year.

I know that the President and Secretary Sebelius think the law will help workers in the long-run, but that is blinding them to the fact that it is hurting people right now. The worst part is that there is no reason to think the law will ever work as they intend it to. The President promised in 2008 that every American would save $2,500 a year by the end of his first term. The non-partisan Politifact already declared that as a “promise broken.”

Rep. Joe Pitts is a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District.

Obama poses the biggest threat to our children


Why isn't Obama paying his 'fair share' of taxes?

DR. MILTON R. WOLF: The 1-percenter who doesn't pay his 'fair share' - President Obama - Washington Times

Obama eyes raid on 401(k) accounts

As Cypriots watch helplessly as their life savings as pilfered by the government, Obama eyes a similar raid on 401(k) accounts in the U.S. to feed his insatiable appetite for spending other people's money.

EDITORIAL: Grand theft Cyprus - Washington Times

Abortion Backers Oppose Regulations That Could Have Stopped Gosnell

Abortion Backers Oppose Regulations That Could Have Stopped Gosnell

Thursday, April 18, 2013

FBI seeks public's help to ID photos of Boston Marathon bombings suspects





Look for more still photographs of the suspects on the FBI's website:

FBI releases photos of 2 suspects in Boston Marathon bombings, seeks public's help to ID them

German Parliament approves Cyprus aid package

German Parliament approves Cyprus aid package

GM: A Bad Investment for American taxpayers

GM: A Bad Investment | RedState

Time to end Pa. government monopoly on liquor sales


A Shameful Day for Obama

David Limbaugh: A Shameful Day for Obama | Human Events

Obama's King Lear-Like Rage After Losing Gun-Control Vote

Obama's Lear-Like Rage

Charles Krauthammer: The language of terror

Charles Krauthammer: The language of terror

On The Wrong Track


Top Democrat on ObamaCare: 'I see a huge train wreck' coming

Top Democrat on ObamaCare: 'I see a huge train wreck' coming | Human Events

Obama's Thatcher Snub

Obama's Thatcher Snub

Biggest cinema chains delay 'Iron Man 3' ticket sales in Disney dispute

Biggest cinemas delay 'Iron Man 3' ticket sales in Disney dispute

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

We Win. They Lose. The 2nd Amendment is Safe.

The Democratic-controlled Senate could not muster the 60 necessary votes to enact expanded background checks for gun buyers and a ban on assault weapons despite the full-court press by the Obama administration and its media minions.

Neither gun-control measure pushed by Democrats would have prevented the Newtown, Conn., massacre but they would have chipped away at the Second Amendment.

We Win. They Lose. The 2nd Amendment is Safe. | RedState

A Sampling of Boston Marathon Editorial Cartoons


Gun control loses in Democrat-controlled Senate

Gun control loses: No expanded background checks

AHI Letter to the New York Times Rebuts Notion Cyprus Should 'Play Nice' with Turkey

AHI Submits Letter to the New York Times; Rebuts Notion that Cyprus Should "Play Nice" with Turkey

Fox removes Boston Marathon episode of 'Family Guy' from websites

Talk about bad timing.

From The Associated Press: Fox has pulled from websites a recent episode of "Family Guy" that depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon, and has no immediate plans to air it again. 

Fox removes Boston Marathon episode of 'Family Guy' from websites

Pa. GOP lawmakers want to see cost cuts before hitting drivers with higher taxes

Pa. GOP lawmakers want to see cost cuts before hitting drivers with higher taxes

Job-killing Obamacare prompts Pennsylvania hospital to eliminate nearly 400 jobs

Reading Health System eliminating 391 jobs

Enjoy a few laughs at liberals' expense


The Toomey-Manchin Proposal Will Allow Doctors to Block Your Right to Guns

The Toomey-Manchin Proposal Will Allow Doctors to Block Your Right to Guns | RedState

Fewer Americans Now View Their Income Taxes as Fair

Gallup: Fewer Americans Now View Their Income Taxes as Fair

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Democrats link Boston bombing to sequestration

John Hayward: This is what it looks like when an entire political party becomes absolutely psychotic. 

Democrats link Boston bombing to sequestration | Human Events

Newspaper: Obama's Official Snub Of Thatcher Funeral Shows How Small He Is

From the editorial pages of Investor's Business Daily:
President Obama declined to send a high-level delegation to Wednesday's funeral of Britain's Margaret Thatcher. It's a measure of how little he values the special relationship — and a sign of his own smallness.
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website

Long-term joblessness under Obama shredding America's social fabric

Robert J. Samuelson: Long-term joblessness shredding America's social fabric

Obamacare leads to 391 jobs eliminated at Reading, Pa., health system

Reading Health System eliminating 391 jobs

A Sampling of Boston Marathon Terror Attack Editorial Cartoons


Study Touts Newspaper Engagement

A new study commissioned by the Newspaper Association of America found that newspapers topped all other major media including TV, radio and social in its overall engagement ability and advertising efficacy.

Nielsen Study Touts Newspaper Engagement

Editorial: Reforms fail to address Pa. pay to play practices

Reforms fail to address Pa. pay to play practices

Obamacare: Reading Health System lays off 210 employees

Obama's health care overhaul will mean fewer people working in the health care industry.

Reading Health System lays off 210 employees

Bipartisanship On Full Display


Half a trillion dollars in new taxes hidden in Obama's budget

Half a trillion dollars in new taxes hidden in Obama's budget | Human Events

Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell says Gosnell abortion case not the result of politics

When it comes to accountability during the 8 years he was governor, Ed Rendell has adopted the Sgt. Schultz defense: I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing.

Rendell was governor from 2003 to 2011, a time period in which many of the horrific events at the Gosnell abortion clinic took place. (Also, let's not forget Rendell was mayor of Philadelphia before he became governor).

But Rendell claims he knew nothing of the conditions at the clinic, where 1,000 babies were butchered ever year in late-term abortions performed by Gosnell.

And even though Rendell ordered the state health department to stop inspecting abortion clinics to appease Rendell's liberal base, the guv claims it wasn't political.

Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell says Gosnell abortion case not the result of politics - Washington Times

Monday, April 15, 2013

$200? You call this property tax relief?



Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Certifies More Than $778 Million for Statewide Property Tax Relief (via PR Newswire)

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Budget Secretary Charles B. Zogby today certified that more than $778 million in gaming revenue will be available for property tax relief in 2013. The 2006 Taxpayer Relief Act established the Property Tax Relief Fund as a way to use gaming…

Obamanomics: Fewer Americans think their taxes are fair

Fewer Americans think their taxes are fair

Greatest Moments in Liberal History


Gun control at work: 4 dead, 21 wounded in Chicago over the weekend

Gun control at work: 4 dead, 21 wounded in Chicago over the weekend

How Barack Obama Is Using Health Care to Balkanize America

How Barack Obama Is Using Health Care to Balkanize America

Pa. doctor who performed 40,000 abortions testifies against Gosnell

Pa. doc testifies against fellow abortion provider

Pushing John Kerry's Buttons


Gallup: Fewer people think their taxes are fair

And yet we are to believe so many of these same people voted to re-elect Barack Obama knowing he was going to raise their taxes even higher.

Gallup: Fewer people think their taxes are fair - The Hill's On The Money

Pa. gov't websites go dark; cyber-attack ruled out

Pa. state websites go dark; cyber-attack ruled out

6% living in poverty in Pa.’s wealthiest county

Growing gap: 6% living in poverty in Pa.’s wealthiest county

Where do your tax dollars go?

Where do your tax dollars go?

Montco D.A. Risa Vetri Ferman: Sen. Pat Toomey shows courage on gun debate

Montco D.A. Risa Vetri Ferman: Sen. Pat Toomey shows courage on gun debate

Pa. woman cited for calling 911 seeking divorce

Woman cited for calling 911 seeking divorce

Bill to limit abortion coverage in Pa. advances

Bill to limit abortion coverage in Pa. advances

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekly GOP Address: Obama Budget More of the Same


Obama doubles cost estimate of building health insurance exchanges

Did you vote for Obama because you thought you were getting free health care? Are you really that stupid?

From The Associated Press: The state health exchanges that are central to the Affordable Care Act are costing the federal government more than twice its initial budget to complete.

Obama doubles cost estimate of building health insurance exchanges

Tax Freedom Day 2013 comes 4 days later thanks to new Obama taxes

Tax Freedom Day 4 days later this year

The Walking Dead


Top Ten Tax Hikes in the Obama Budget

Grover Norquist: Top Ten Tax Hikes in the Obama Budget

Friday, April 12, 2013

Obamas earned $608,000 in 2012, paid $112K in taxes

Even the Obamas are struggling under the Obama Economy. The president and his wife reported 2012 income of $608,000 - down significantly from the $1.73 million they reported on their 2011 tax returns.

Obamas earned $608,000 in 2012, paid $112K in taxes

Obama pushes higher Medicare premiums for some seniors

Obama pushes higher Medicare premiums for some seniors

Obama Sings The Blues


Newspaper: Conn. Democrat uses Sandy Hook to raise campaign cash

You know you've crossed over the line when a liberal newspaper calls a Democrat out for "a disgusting political turn." The politician in question is U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

EDITORIAL: Blumenthal uses Sandy Hook to raise campaign cash- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut

Cyprus bailout swells to $30 billion

Cyprus bailout swells to $30 billion

The Gosnell embargo cracks

Liberal columnist Kirsten Powers calls out her fellow left-wingers for refusing to cover the "House of Horrors" trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

The Gosnell embargo cracks | Human Events

Fox removes Coulter column with shooting Meghan McCain reference

It appears Ann Coulter may have crossed the line by saying she wouldn't mind if Meghan McCain was the victim of gun violence.

Fox removes Coulter column with shooting Meghan McCain reference

Pro-abortion MSM refuses to cover Gosnell murder trial


Thursday, April 11, 2013

5.2 million Pennsylvanians live in financially distressed municipalities

What this story doesn't say is that every distressed city in Pennsylvania is run by Democrats.

More than 5 million Pennsylvanians live in financially distressed municipalities

Obama goes after retirement accounts

Obama goes after retirement accounts | Human Events

One way to boost the economy?


Revolving Door Continues at Berks County Republican Committee

The revolving door continues to spin at the Berks County Republican Committee as Chairman Royal Furer abruptly announced this week he was stepping down after just 10 months in the leadership post.

Keeping a chairman has been a problem for Berks County Republicans in recent years. 

The tumult in party leadership has coincided with loses in countywide elections. Republicans lost the district attorney's office they held for decades and also lost a county row office.

Give Furer credit for reaching out to the growing Latino community in Berks County during his brief tenure as party chairman, but his reason for stepping down (work responsibilities) is pretty weak considering he's in the same job he had when he ran for the party chairman post.

Berks County Republican Committee Vice Chairwoman Christine Gordon told a local newspaper she has no interest in taking over the top post, so it will be interesting to see who emerges as the county leader in the coming month.

Furer defeated two other candidates in July 2012 to win the county leadership post: Reading entrepreneur Jim McHale, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2011, and John A. Fielding, an attorney in private practice and longtime member of the Antietam School Board.

Berks County Republican Committee chairman resigns

Another abortion clinic horror story involving Planned Parenthood

Another abortion clinic horror story: Planned Parenthood of Delaware | Human Events

Larry Elder: Democrats Lie to Blacks All The Time

Five Decades of Lies Help Dems Create Monolithic Black Vote

Tax reform would bring the economy back to life

Donald Lambro: Tax reform would bring the economy back to life

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kathleen Parker: Guns but no roses

Columnist Kathleen Parker on Obama's latest charade: The biggest obstacle to the Obama administration’s push for tighter gun control may be its own best argument: Newtown. This is because nothing proposed in the gun control debates would have prevented the mass killing of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and everybody knows it. At best, tighter gun laws will make us feel better.

Kathleen Parker: Guns but no roses

Sens. Rafferty, Dinniman Honor State Champion Spring-Ford Girls' Basketball Team


State Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) and State Sen Andy Dinniman (D-Chester) honored the Spring-Ford Area High School Girls' Basketball team at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday for the team's 60-45 win over Cumberland Valley in the 2013 PIAA Class AAAA state championship on March 22.

Obama Fiscal Hole Won't Be As Deep This Year

At last something to cheer about: Through the first six months of the year, the Obama deficit has reached $600 billion. That's smaller than the $779 billion Obama racked up in the first six months of the 2012 budget year.

If this trend keeps up, Obama will finish the current fiscal year without the usual $1 Trillion-plus deficit. He's still spending more than we're taking in, but the hole won't be as deep. Yea!

U.S. budget deficit for March grows by $107 billion

Why am I Paying for Obama's Budget?

Evan Feinberg: Why am I Paying for Obama’s Budget? | RedState

Associated Press Doublespeak


Rep. Marcy Toepel hosts town hall meeting in Green Lane

State Rep. Marcy Toepel, R-147th District, will host a town hall meeting before the start of a Green Lane Borough Council meeting on Thursday, April 11.

"These types of meetings in municipalities across our district will give residents the opportunity to speak with me in person regarding any state-related questions or concerns they might have," Toepel said in a press release.

The meeting is scheduled to run from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Green Lane Municipal Building at 214 Main St.

A second town hall meeting is scheduled for May 9, also from 6 to 7 p.m., before a Schwenksville Borough Council meeting.

Those interested can find a list of Toepel’s planned town halls on her website, www.RepToepel.com.

Obama proposes 94-cent tax hike on cigarettes

Remember when Obama promised he would never raise taxes on anyone making under $250,000 a year? I guess only rich people smoke cigarettes ... or Obama was just lying.

Obama proposes 94-cent tax hike on cigarettes

Pa. pension crisis about to slam taxpayers

Op-Ed: Pa. pension crisis about to slam taxpayers

Deeper deficits, higher taxes, cuts to Social Security and Medicare in new Obama budget

Obama sends Congress $3.8 trillion spending plan

Obama's new middle class tax hike

Thanks again all you low-information voters for sticking it to the middle class by re-electing Barack Obama.

Barack Obama's new middle class tax hike | Human Events

The Iron Lady vs. The Iron Curtain


'Satan' finally speaks about Obama comparison

'Satan' finally speaks about Obama comparison

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Steve Goreham: The raging environmental war on coal

Steve Goreham: The raging environmental war on coal

America's Locust Years Under Obama

Articles: America's Locust Years

Boston Globe puts death of Annette Funicello above the fold, Thatcher below

The experts always point to the Internet as the main cause of declining newspaper readership, but has anyone ever considered that newspapers cater more and more to the small liberal minority that the liberal editors at newspapers pander to? If you're wondering why newspapers are dying, look no further than the ultra-liberal Boston Globe.

Boston Globe puts death of Annette Funicello above the fold, Thatcher below

MSNBC Village Idiot: 'Kids belong to whole communities' not to parents

It takes a Village Idiot raised by the entire Village to think your kids belong to the collective. If the government owns your kids, how come you've spent so much money raising them?

MSNBC-Melissa Harris-Perry says "kids belong to whole communities"

Obama - Who Pays Men 13% More Than Women - Proclaims 'Equal Pay Day'

Obama - Who Pays Men 13% More Than Women - Proclaims 'Equal Pay Day' | CNS News

Towering Figure: Margaret Thatcher


Obama denounces political stunts during political stunt

President Obama denounces political stunts during political stunt | Human Events

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Youth unemployment at 22.9% under Obama

Youth unemployment at 22.9%

Monday, April 08, 2013

Why is Black Unemployment So High Under Obama?

Walter Williams: Why is Black Unemployment so High?

Margaret Thatcher on Socialism


Pa. lawmakers hope to propel government reform actions

Pa. lawmakers hope to propel government reform actions

Thatcher: A Leader Vindicated by History

Max Boot, writing at Commentary Magazine about Margaret Thatcher's legacy:
What Reagan and Thatcher showed – and it is a lesson that may seem at odds with the conservative impulse that the private sector is the most significant – is what a difference political leadership can make. (Later Rudolph Giuliani showed the same thing – he was for urban policy what Reagan and Thatcher were for national policy.) They both inherited a mess: In Thatcher’s case she took over in 1979 following the “Winter of Discontent” when Britain was paralyzed by multiple strikes and high unemployment. As the Conservative advertising slogan had it, "Labour isn’t working." Reagan, of course, took over from Jimmy Carter in the wake of the failed hostage-rescue mission and in the midst of a severe recession characterized by "stagflation." Worst of all was a widespread loss of confidence in the future – both in Britain and America it was fashionable back then to imagine that the "the West" was finished and that the Soviet Union was ascendant.
Thatcher: A Leader Vindicated by History

Rep. Duane Milne: Privatization of the PA State Stores: It's Now or Never

PA State Rep. Duane Milne - Privatization of the State Stores: It’s Now or Never

A Reagan-Thatcher Reunion


Margaret Thatcher, even in death, divides world opinion

Margaret Thatcher, even in death, divides world opinion

Pope Francis and the Orthodox: We are going to Be a Christian Family

The Eastern and Western Christian churches have been split since The Great Schism of 1054 A.D.

Pope Francis and the Orthodox: We are going to Be a Christian Family

George F. Will: The vigorous virtues of Margaret Thatcher

The vigorous virtues of Margaret Thatcher | Human Events

R.I.P, Margaret Thatcher

R.I.P, Margaret Thatcher

When A Democrat Is Backed Into A Corner


'The World Has Lost a Tireless Advocate for Liberty' - Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013)

The Independent Women's Forum Managing Director Carrie Lukas released the following statement in memory of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:
The world has lost a tireless advocate for liberty.  Lady Thatcher was a true heroine, fighting for the liberation of oppressed people under communism's rule and to ease government's burden on her own people.  Revitalizing the economy, the Iron Lady introduced the idea of competition and personal responsibility back into British life.  She will be missed, but her legacy will long endure.
For more on the organization, visit its website at www.iwf.org

Obamacare: Welcome to the 19th Century

ObamaCare: Welcome to the 19th Century

Can Cyprus economic crisis end long division between Turkish north and Greek south?

Can Cyprus' economic crisis end long division between Turkish north and Greek south? - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Columnist: Time for Pennsylvania to get out of the liquor business

April Kelly-Woessner, writing in the Lancaster Online about Pennsylvania's Prohibition-era system of government-owned liquor stores:
Last year, my husband and I traveled to Hong Kong on business. When we walked into a little grocery store, we found shelves stocked with wine, champagne and other alcoholic beverages. "China is more free than Pennsylvania!" I joked.
Time for Pennsylvania to get out of the liquor business

American Hellenic Institute: Turkey Must End Military Occupation of Cyprus, Blockade of Armenia

AHI, ANCA: Future Trade Measures with Turkey Must Require End of Turkey's Military Occupation of Cyprus, Blockade of Armenia

Four more years of pain under Obama

Donald Lambro: Four more years of pain | Human Events

Obama's Economic Record


Teen driver deaths drop during first year of tougher Pa. law

Teen driver deaths drop during first year of tougher Pa. law

Europe's Cyprus problem will only get worse

Robert J. Samuelson: Europe's Cyprus problem will only get worse