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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Faculty group's Israel boycott exposes its leftist agenda

Examiner Editorial: Faculty group's Israel boycott exposes its leftist agenda | WashingtonExaminer.com

Mission Accomplished: Official in charge of healthcare.gov rollout is retiring

Official in charge of healthcare.gov rollout is retiring | WashingtonExaminer.com

Congress, Obama letting 55 middle class tax breaks expire

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year's end | WashingtonExaminer.com

Six Consecutive Years of Toll Hikes on PA Turnpike


Obama Cites 'Doubling Number of Dogs In The White House' As One of His Accomplishments In 2013

Obama Cites "Doubling Number of Dogs In The White House" As One of His Accomplishments In 2013…

FAA picks 6 states for drone testing sites

FAA picks 6 states for drone testing sites | TheHill

Drivers hosed at the pump: Pa. gas tax to rise Jan. 1

Pennsylvania currently has the fifth highest gasoline tax in the country, but under a transportation bill signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett, the state will climb to No. 1 by 2017, assuming the other four states don't increase their gas taxes as well.
California is now No. 1, with 53.2 cents a gallon for state taxes, with only Hawaii, New York and Connecticut above Pennsylvania’s imminent total of 41.8. By early 2017, Pennsylvania will be collecting at least 58 cents a gallon.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Pa_gas_tax_to_rise_Jan_1_again_in_2015_and_17_.html#wWrjwyR7KytBss2F.99
California is now No. 1, with 53.2 cents a gallon for state taxes, with only Hawaii, New York and Connecticut above Pennsylvania’s imminent total of 41.8. By early 2017, Pennsylvania will be collecting at least 58 cents a gallon.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Pa_gas_tax_to_rise_Jan_1_again_in_2015_and_17_.html#wWrjwyR7KytBss2F.99

Pa. gas tax to rise Jan. 1, again in 2015 and '17

Race-baiting MSNBC host apologizes for Romney jokes

MSNBC host apologizes for Romney jokes | TheHill

Something Fishy at Homeland Security

See related editorial - Another Obama scandal: What's that smell? - at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

Refuting (not rebutting) Media Matters

Refuting (not rebutting) Media Matters

The Obama Presidency after Five Years: 'I Told You So...'

Nicholas Vardy: The Obama Presidency after Five Years: "I Told You So..." | Human Events

How your taxes subsidize central planning

How your taxes subsidize central planning

School mergers in Pa. so rare, effects unknown

School mergers in Pa. so rare, effects unknown

Global Warming Scientists Stranded By Massive Ice Buildup


10 Broken Obamacare Promises

10 Broken Obamacare Promises

Happy New Year, kiss your tax breaks goodbye

Obama and Congress slam the Middle Class once again.

Happy New Year, kiss your tax breaks goodbye | Human Events

Editorial: No place in Pa. Sunshine Act to justify excluding the public

Editorial: No place in Sunshine Act to justify excluding the public | NEWS

NewsBusted 12/31/13

'Hobbit,' 'Frozen' lead box office to record year

'Hobbit,' 'Frozen' lead box office to record year

Monday, December 30, 2013

Obamacare keeps failing — but stays alive anyway

Obamacare Survives

Does the Bell Toll for Excessive Public Pay?

Does the Bell Toll for Excessive Public Pay?

The Mike Bloomberg Legacy: 12 Years of Little Tyrannies in 2 Minutes!

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The Year Government Lost Its Grip on Information

The Year Government Lost Its Grip on Information

New Year's Resolutions


Global warming on ice

Global warming on ice | Human Events

'Duck Dynasty' defeats the Thought Police

"Duck Dynasty" defeats the Thought Police | Human Events

FrontPage Magazine's 2013 Man of the Year: Sen. Ted Cruz

Frontpage's 2013 Man of the Year: Ted Cruz | FrontPage Magazine

IRS could face blame for Obamacare's unexpected tax bite

IRS could face blame for Obamacare's unexpected tax bite

A very nervous New Year's for Obamacare

A very nervous New Year's for Obamacare

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Guzzardi factor: Could a conservative challenger make Tom Corbett a one-term Pa. governor?

Veteran political observer Brad Bumsted takes a look at a long-shot primary challenge to Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett by conservative activist Bob Guzzardi.

Will the challenge further weaken Corbett and open the way for a Democratic governor from the current crop of tax-and-spend liberals seeking their party nod?

From Busted's latest column:
If Guzzardi draws a heavy anti-Corbett vote in a primary, he can significantly damage Corbett's re-election prospects. Surely Guzzardi, a very bright guy, knows he would be indirectly helping a Democrat win.

Guzzardi likely doesn't care. He is committed to long-term reform of the Republican Party and he believes a Democrat will win anyway. 
The Guzzardi factor

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Obama, Congress target Middle Class with higher taxes in 2014

Shillington CPA explains federal tax breaks we lose in 2014 | NEWS

Distrust of government keeps Pa. school district consolidations at bay

Distrust of government keeps school district consolidations at bay

Best Country Album of 2013: Sheryl Crow 'Feels Like Home'

Why Ann Coulter is not celebrating Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa: The holiday brought to you by the FBI | Human Events

Friday, December 27, 2013

Question of the year: Is anyone really insured?

Question of the year: Is anyone really insured?

MSNBC, Al Jazeera Least Searched Online News Sources

MSNBC, Al Jazeera Least Searched Online News Sources

Global Warming 'Proof' Is Melting


Obama's America: More Than One in Three Millennials Live With Parents

Welcome to Barack Obama's America, where grown men and women have to move back in with their parents just to survive. This is the hope and change Obama promised?

Obama's America: More Than One in Three Millennials Live With Parents | Truth Revolt

Bill would allow Pa. State Police to pull over cars or trucks covered in snow or ice

Bill would allow police to pull over cars or trucks covered in snow or ice | News | witf.org

Phil Robertson back on 'Duck Dynasty' as A&E caves on suspension

A victory for free speech. A victory for religious freedom. A major defeat of the intolerant far left.

In case liberals haven't figured things out, it's all about the Benjamins. The hypocrites who run Hollywood are not about to pass up on hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues from the most popular cable TV show to appease a small group of far-left haters who won't tolerate free speech.

Check out this article by a liberal TV critic who is obviously upset by the "total cave-in" by A&E.

A&E lifts suspension, back in business with Phil Robertson, 'Duck Dynasty'

The 13 most memorable quotes of 2013

And the winner is: Hillary Clinton's "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
 
The 13 most memorable quotes of 2013 | TheHill

Obama's year of missteps

Has any president had a worse year than Barack Obama in 2013?

Obama's year of missteps | TheHill

Bill O'Reilly: Don't Let the Door Hit You, 2013

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - Don't Let the Door Hit You, 2013

A 'Duck Dynasty' checklist

Cal Thomas: A 'Duck Dynasty' checklist

Advice to Obamacare Pajama Guy


Here comes the ObamaCare tax avalanche

Here comes the ObamaCare tax avalanche | Human Events

Christians targeted in Iraq on Christmas Day

Christians targeted in Iraq on Christmas Day | Human Events

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Top five Obamacare controversies

Top five O-Care controversies | TheHill

Obama's Gift To Future Generations


First-class stamp going to 49 cents in January

First-class stamp going to 49 cents next month

Did the White House just inadvertently confirm Obama ID fraud?

Did the White House just inadvertently confirm Obama ID fraud?

Thanks 'Duck Dynasty' for the Christmas Gift

Thanks, Duck Dynasty, for the Christmas Gift

EPA reduces 2014 ethanol mandate

EPA reduces 2014 ethanol mandate

A personal Christmas

A personal Christmas

An Awkward JUSTICE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS

Nat King Cole - 'O Come All Ye Faithful'

CNN: New Poll Shows Obama Losing His Own Base Over ObamaCare

The true meaning of Christmas - Charlie Brown, Snoopy & Linus

'The Little Drummer Boy' - Johnny Cash

'Christmas Time Is Here' - Vince Guaraldi Trio

Secularist Educators On The March Against Traditional Holidays

Secularist Educators On The March Against Traditional Holidays | RedState

'The Christmas Spirit' - Johnny Cash

The Grinch Song

If Mozart Wrote Christmas Carols! (2 Hours Of Traditional Christmas Music)

Celebrating Christmas and the Holidays, Then and Now

Celebrating Christmas and the Holidays, Then and Now

VeggieTales: 'Oh Santa' - Silly Song

Christmas Album - Nat King Cole (Full Album)

'Believe' by Jackie Evancho

Elvis Presley - Elvis' Christmas (Full Album)1957

Καλά Χριστούγεννα


Obama base turns against ObamaCare

Obama base turns against ObamaCare | RedState

♫ Where's the Line to See Jesus ~♥~ Becky Kelley ♫

2013 Nativity Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

'The First Noel' by Jackie Evancho

'Silent Night' by Jackie Evancho

A Charlie Brown Christmas (The Meaning of Christmas)

NewsBusted Christmas Eve Edition 12/24/13

Sen. Jim Risch delivers Weekly GOP Address wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

Christmas Song Countdown: 'Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord' - Boney M

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ 2013

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ 2013 — Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Christmas Address of President Ronald Reagan, December 23, 1981

Why Do We Celebrate Jesus' Birth on December 25?

Why December 25?

ObamaCare's last-minute holiday meltdown

ObamaCare's last-minute holiday meltdown | Human Events

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Lindi Ortega - 'All I Want For Christmas Is A Cowboy'

Lindi Ortega - 'Christmas Eve With You'

Don't say 'Christmas,' soldier

Don't say "Christmas," soldier | Human Events

Editorial: Cutting Size of Pa. Legislature could save taxpayers $23 million

Editorial: Cutting Legislature could save taxpayers $23 million | NEWS

Christmas Song Countdown: 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'

Larry The Cable Guy - 'Rudolph Revisited'

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sneaky: Obama Quietly Pushes Back Obamacare Enrollment Deadline

Sneaky: Administration Quietly Pushes Back Enrollment Deadline | Truth Revolt

For 5th Straight Year, Obama Christmas Card Skips 'Christmas,' Bible

For 5th Straight Year, Obama Christmas Card Skips 'Christmas,' Bible | Truth Revolt

10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Tea Partier in Your Life

10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Tea Partier in Your Life

2013: A Year of Inspiring Democratic Quotes

Gibbs: 2013 'the Worst Year of Obama’s Presidency’

Gibbs: 'This is the Worst Year of Obama's Presidency'

Obama Interior Dept. Nominee Helped Steer Millions of Your Tax Dollars to Environmentalist Groups

Interior Dept. Nominee Helped Steer Millions to Environmentalist Groups

Obama: I Don't Know Why You Don't Trust Me


Editorial: Bloated Pa. Legislature needs to drop a few members

Bloated Legislature needs to drop a few - Opinion - Citizens' Voice

Reason Magazine: A Bad Year for Freedom Across the Globe

A Bad Year for Freedom Across the Globe

3 Reasons 'Anchorman 2' is The Most Important Movie of The Year

3 Reasons Anchorman 2 is The Most Important Movie of The Year

The TSA's 12 Banned Items of Christmas

The TSA's 12 Banned Items of Christmas

Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for Christmas 2013

Click on the link below to read the Christmas message of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the leader of the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians.

Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for Christmas 2013 — Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Christmas Song Countdown: 'The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth' - Bing Crosby & David Bowie

Has A&E Awakened a Sleeping Giant in Attacking Christian Faith?

Has A&E Awakened a Sleeping Giant?

CNN Poll: Most Americans think they'll pay more under Obamacare

Blog: CNN Poll: Most Americans think they'll pay more under Obamacare

Deadline for ObamaCare signups pushed back to Christmas Eve

Deadline for ObamaCare signups pushed back to Christmas Eve | TheHill

The Festivus

High cost of state workers creates budget crisis for Pa.

High cost of state workers - News - Citizens' Voice

Christmas Song Countdown: - 'The Little Drummer Boy' by ABBA

Unwrapping the Worst Christmas Present Ever: Obamacare

Unwrapping the Worst Christmas Present Ever | Human Events

Snoopy's Christmas vs. The Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen

Saturday, December 21, 2013

DUCK DYNASTY MESS HITS CRITICAL MASS: ONLY TWO WAYS IT CAN END

DUCK DYNASTY MESS HITS CRITICAL MASS: ONLY TWO WAYS IT CAN END... | Truth Revolt

ObamaCare: A Christmas Gift from the Poor to the Rich

ObamaCare: A Christmas Gift from the Poor to the Rich | FrontPage Magazine

Weekly Republican Address: We Can Do Better Than Obamacare

New York Times admits Obamacare is awful for the middle class

New York Times *finally* tells its readers: #Obamacare is awful for the middle class. | RedState

Christmas Song Countdown: Nat King Cole - 'O Come All Ye Faithful'

Newspaper: End Gov't Subsidies For Ethanol

Editorial: Let open market establish the need for blended fuels | NEWS

Factcheck: The Biggest Whoppers of 2013 ... Featuring Barack Obama

Factcheck: The Biggest Whoppers of 2013

'Peanuts' Christmas Dance in NYC

Obama's America: 1 in 6 Fathers Doesn't Live With His Kids

1 in 6 Fathers Doesn't Live With His Kids: CDC

Another liberal talk show with low ratings canceled

Katie Couric's 'Katie' talk show canceled after two seasons

Friday, December 20, 2013

Guess what Obama is getting for Christmas?


Catastrophic insurance for the Obamacare catastrophe

Catastrophic insurance for the Obamacare catastrophe

Duck Dynasty, Free Speech, and Hypocrisy

Jonathan Tobin: Duck Dynasty, Free Speech, and Hypocrisy

Latest Exemption Shows ObamaCare Is Unraveling

Jonathan Tobin: Latest Exemption Shows OCare Unraveling

A Government of Laws? The ObamaCare Rot

Seth Mandel: A Government of Laws? The ObamaCare Rot

It's a Snow-Bama!


Project Advent Tree: Putting the Christmas Focus back on Christ

Project Advent Tree: Putting the Christmas Focus back on Christ | RedState

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios Expresses Concern over Rhetoric to Convert Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

Archbishop Demetrios Expresses Concern over Rhetoric to Convert Hagia Sophia into a Mosque — Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Robertson Family Stands Behind Phil Robertson in Dispute with A&E; May End 'Duck Dynasty'

 The Robertson Family is standing behind patriarch Phil Robertson in his dispute with A&E network over comments Robertson made about his faith to a magazine. The family has put A&E on notice that it will not continue the show without Phil Robertson. The network stands to lose millions if the family pulls out of the show.

Here's the statement issued by the Robertson Family at its Duck Commander website:
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart" and "Love your neighbor as yourself." Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family."

Sen. Toomey urges Pa. voters to re-elect Gov. Corbett

In the first major Republican endorsement for the 2014 race for Pennsylvania governor, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey on Friday threw his support behind the incumbent GOP ticket for Pennsylvania governor and lt. governor, citing Gov. Tom Corbett's fiscal leadership over the past three years:
 “I am proud to endorse Tom Corbett and Jim Cawley for another term as Governor and Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, because they recognize the importance of preserving the fiscal health of our Commonwealth for future generations,” Toomey said in a press release.

“Under the leadership of the Corbett-Cawley team, fiscal discipline has returned to Harrisburg.  Whether it was eliminating a $4.2 billion deficit without raising taxes, or enabling the private sector to create 141,000 jobs, Governor Corbett has consistently championed policies to protect the tax dollars of hard-working Pennsylvanians.  That is an impressive achievement few governors can claim.”

Upon receiving the endorsement of Senator Toomey, Gov. issued the following statement:
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Pat Toomey, a leading advocate of smaller government and fiscal responsibility. The relationship Senator Toomey and I have developed has been critical in preventing the one-size-fits-all mandates of Washington, D.C., from threatening Pennsylvania’s economic recovery,” Corbett added.  “I look forward to a continued partnership with Senator Toomey as we strive to bring more jobs and less taxes to Pennsylvania.”

Obamacare Shows America's Aversion to Big Government Policies

Michael Barone: Obamacare Shows America's Aversion to Big Government Policies

Pandemonium: Obama partially waives individual mandate as ObamaCare comes crashing down

New Obamacare theme song? I hear Ozzy Osbourne singing "Crazy Train" ...

Pandemonium: Obama partially waives individual mandate as ObamaCare comes crashing down | Human Events

Christmas Song Countdown: 'The Little Drummer Boy' - Johnny Cash

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Obama to commute sentences of 8 convicted crack dealers

Obama to commute crack sentences | TheHill

Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Thought police' silencing 'Duck' star

Cruz: 'Thought police' silencing 'Duck' star | TheHill

Why hasn't Obama signed up for ObamaCare yet?

Why hasn't Obama signed up for ObamaCare yet? | Human Events

CBO shows top 40% pay more than 100% of taxes

CBO shows top 40% pay more than 100% of taxes

Proposed homeschool law would require background checks on parents

'Worst ever:' Proposed homeschool law would require background checks on parents

Bill O'Reilly: Why Christmas Matters

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - Why Christmas Matters

Yelling 'Merry Christmas' in School


Military pensions cut by $6 billion in Murray-Ryan budget deal

Military pensions cut by $6 billion in Murray-Ryan budget deal | Human Events

Mental health laws are trouble for Democrats

Mental health laws are trouble for Democrats

IStandWithPhil.com Launches Petition to Reinstate Papa Phil to 'Duck Dynasty'

IStandWithPhil.com Launches Petition to Reinstate Papa Phil | Truth Revolt

Facebook Likes for Phil Robertson Top Total Obamacare Enrollments

Facebook Likes for Robertson Support Page Top Total Obamacare Enrollments | Truth Revolt

On the outside ... looking in


Obama's 'Lie of the Year' aided and abetted by the media

Larry Elder: 'Lie of the Year' - aided and abetted by the media

ObamaCare catastrophe: 30,000 Illinois customers told to start over on health insurance

ObamaCare catastrophe: 30,000 Illinois customers told to start over on health insurance | Human Events

'Duck Dynasty' star suspended by A&E for his religious beliefs

Once again, liberals show they have no tolerance for freedom of speech or freedom of religion. Phil Robertson will not compromise his beliefs for money, so the liberal cabal that controls Hollywood punishes him.

"Duck Dynasty" star suspended by A&E for his religious beliefs | Human Events

Christmas Song Countdown: Lindi Ortega - 'Christmas Eve With You'

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Prince Charles: Muslims are driving Christians from Mideast through persecution

Prince Charles: Muslims are driving Christians from Mideast through persecution - Washington Times

Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds

Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds - Washington Times

Baltimore Sun: Maryland must consider scrapping its state Obamacare exchange

Baltimore Sun: Maryland MUST consider scrapping its state #obamacare exchange. | RedState

Ebenezer Obama


GOP lawmaker: Best 'fix' for Obamacare is a mercy killing

GOP lawmaker: Best 'fix' for Obamacare is a mercy killing - Washington Times

Poll: NJ Gov. Chris Christie leads Hillary Clinton nationwide

Poll: Christie leads Clinton nationwide | TheHill

Additional fees, some specific to Pa., lead to bloated cellphone bills

Additional fees, some specific to Pa., lead to bloated cellphone bills

Typical MSM cover-up


Gallup: Record high fear 'big government'

Gallup: Record high fear 'big government' | TheHill

AAA forecasts 94.5 million Christmas travelers

AAA forecasts 94.5 million Christmas travelers | TheHill

Fawning Liberal Barbara Walters on Obama: 'We Thought He was Going to be the Next Messiah'

Blog: Barbara Walters on Obama: 'We Thought He was Going to be the Next Messiah'

He Sees You When You're Sleeping ...


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The crony Obama donors in charge of DHS

The crony Obama donors in charge of DHS

Obamacare website a security risk

Health care website a security risk

Millennials are smart to avoid ObamaCare

Millennials are smart to avoid ObamaCare

Harris Poll: Americans' Belief in God, Miracles and Heaven Declines

A new poll finds Americans' belief in God has declined during the Obama years ... or as Obama and his acolytes would say, "Mission, accomplished!"

Harris Interactive: Harris Polls Americans' Belief in God, Miracles and Heaven Declines

A Soldier's Silent Night (A Soldier's Night Before Christmas)

Obamacare navigators sign up just 10 in Pa. county of 1.2 million

Health care navigators sign up just 10 in Allegheny County

Newspaper: ObamaCare attacks volunteer fire departments

ObamaCare attacks volunteer fire departments

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Obama Ends 2013 at Lowest Approval Numbers Yet

Obama Ends 2013 at Lowest Approval Numbers Yet | Truth Revolt

Obamacare Woes Have Just Begun

Obamacare Woes Have Just Begun | Truth Revolt

Pa. taxpayer group hopes to drum up support property tax elimination

Group hopes to strum up support for Senate Bill 76 - News - Citizens' Voice

The 12 Days of Christmas - Government-Style


Colorado revolt: 55 of 62 sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws

Colorado revolt: 55 of 62 sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws - Washington Times

Rep. Steve Stockman: Give my campaign $10, and you'll get an Obama barf bag

The entire nation could use an Obama barf bag.

Rep. Steve Stockman: Give my campaign $10, and you'll get an Obama barf bag - Washington Times

OBAMASCARE: Huge premium hikes rock employer-insured workers

OBAMASCARE: Huge premium hikes rock employer-insured workers - Washington Times

Poll: Americans' Belief in God Is Strong - But Declining

Poll: Americans' Belief in God Is Strong--But Declining | CNS News

100 government spending decisions that wasted $30 billion

Megablimp, O-Care site top 'Wastebook' | TheHill

The Fake Signer Guy Joins the Obama Administration


12 Republicans Vote to Advance Budget Deal That Boosts Spending

12 Republicans Vote to Advance Budget Deal That Boosts Spending | CNS News

Pa. Supreme Court throws out parts of Megan's Law on technicality

Not sure who the biggest putz is here: the Pa. Legislature for not making sure the laws it passes are written correctly or the activist Pa. Supreme Court, which nullifies laws to protect children on a technicality.

Pa. Supreme Court throws out parts of Megan's Law

Pre-K Is for bureaucrats, not kids

Pre-K Is for bureaucrats, not kids

Christmas Song Countdown: Elvis Presley - 'If Every Day Was Like Christmas'

Monday, December 16, 2013

Editorial: Pa. unfair property tax system needs to be reformed

Editorial: Stories illuminate debate over property taxes | NEWS

Rep. Joe Pitts: Obamacare is a Broken Law

Rep. Tom Price introduces patient-centered alternative to ObamaCare

Rep. Tom Price introduces patient-centered alternative to ObamaCare | Human Events

Poll: Most Americans see Obamacare eroding health care coverage

AP-GfK poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage | Associated Press GfK Poll

Gingrich: 'Every major city which is a poverty center is run by Democrats'

Gingrich: "Every major city which is a poverty center is run by Democrats." | Human Events

Guess what Obama is getting for Christmas?


Christmas Song Countdown: Elvis Presley - 'Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees'

Insurance providers once again invited to ignore 'the settled law of the land'

Insurance providers once again invited to ignore "the settled law of the land" | Human Events

Not All Christmas Wishes Can Come True


Tough year looms for Dems

Tough year looms for Dems

Taxpayers' employee subsidies enrich banks

Taxpayers' employee subsidies enrich banks

Friday, December 13, 2013

Judge Andrew Napolitano: The NSA's Vast Conspiracy Against Our Privacy

The NSA's Vast Conspiracy Against Our Privacy

Democratic Generosity


The Obamacare Sign-Up Scam

Reason Magazine: The administration is over-counting Obamacare insurance sign-ups — and is still unlikely to meet its own enrollment targets.

The Obamacare Sign-Up Scam

Left-Leaning PolitiFact Gives Itself 'Lie of the Year' Award

Politifact Gives Itself "Lie of the Year" Award | RedState

Sen. Toomey: Budget Deal Breaks Caps, Increases Spending

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa., issued the following statement Friday about the budget agreement passed by the house on Thursday:
"The budget deal must be considered in comparison to existing law which was signed by President Obama in 2011 and established specific spending limits. These bipartisan spending caps are working. In 2012 and 2013, we reduced government spending two years in a row — for the first time since just after the Korean War – and lowered our deficits substantially.                                      

"I have maintained that any budget deal alternative to current law must preserve the taxpayer savings of existing law. The budget agreement does not accomplish this basic goal.

"Instead, this deal establishes new, higher budget caps to increase spending. The deal purports to offset those increases. But it does so, in some cases, with gimmicks and to a large degree with higher revenues.

"It is also unfortunate that this deal does not contain a provision that I have been calling for which would permanently end shutdowns and government by manufactured crisis.

"Regardless of one's position on this budget agreement, it is clear that Washington is still ignoring the unsustainable spending trajectory that remains a drag on our economy and future generations.  I hope that Congress will get to work to put our fiscal house in order."

Delaying inevitable collapse: HHS extends more Obamacare deadlines

HHS extends more Obamacare deadlines | WashingtonExaminer.com

Editorial: Benghazi shows how feds suppress information

Examiner Editorial: Benghazi shows how feds suppress information | WashingtonExaminer.com

Obama Has Plans For Santa


Bill O'Reilly: Merry Christmas, 1913

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - Merry Christmas, 1913

Obama Puts a Happy Face on a Federal Mess He Created

Obama Puts a Happy Face on a Federal Mess

Insurance providers once again invited to ignore 'the settled law of the land'

Insurance providers once again invited to ignore "the settled law of the land" | Human Events

Obama 'Keep your plan' pledge earns 'Lie of the Year' award

'Keep your plan' pledge earns Politifact 'Lie of the Year' award | TheHill

Christmas Song Countdown: Elvis Presley - 'On A Snowy Christmas Night'

Sebelius pledges review of botched Obamacare site rollout she supervised

Sebelius pledges review of botched Obamacare site rollout

Obama health care promise named 'Lie of the Year'

PolitiFact has named "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," the Lie of the Year for 2013. Finally, an award Obama actually earned. He is now officially, the "Liar-In-Chief" - Democrats must be so proud they elected a habitual liar as president - twice!

Obama health care promise named 'Lie of the Year'

Another Funeral, Another Obama Selfie


Golden Globe Nominees 2014 - the Complete List

Golden Globe Nominees 2014, the Complete List

Editorial: Stories illuminate debate over Pa. property taxes

Editorial: Stories illuminate debate over property taxes | NEWS

Don't believe your own eyes: Liberals continue to deny the reality of the 'Knockout Game'

Ann Coulter: Words with fiends

Good news: 6-year-old boy who kissed little girl's hand won't be punished for sexual harassment

Good news: 6-year-old boy who kissed little girl's hand won't be punished for sexual harassment | Human Events

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Obamacare Debacle Takes Toll on Obama Job Rating

Pew: Obama Job Rating Regains Some Ground, But 2013 Has Taken a Toll

Dick Morris: Obama's phony populism

Dick Morris: Obama's phony populism | TheHill

HHS extends another ObamaCare deadline

HHS extends another ObamaCare deadline | TheHill

YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?

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Hypocrite Alert: Sierra Club Took $26 Million From Natural Gas

Morano Smacks Down Sierra Club Director: 'Sierra Club Took 26 Million From Natural Gas' | NewsBusters

Pa. bill would make online 'revenge porn' a crime

Pa. bill would make online 'revenge porn' a crime

Christmas Song Countdown: Spice Girls - 'Christmas Wrapping'

Why did the founders give us the Second Amendment?

DR. BEN CARSON: Why did the founders give us the Second Amendment? - Washington Times

Ben Affleck: Fundraising for Democrats started to 'feel gross'

Ben Affleck: Fundraising for Democrats started to 'feel gross' - Washington Times

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Paul Ryan Plays Us For Chumps

Paul Ryan Plays Us For Chumps | RedState

For the rest of us: Festivus pole put up at Florida State Capitol

For the rest of us: Festivus pole put up at Florida Capitol

Are the 'Duck Dynasty' guys over-exposed?


Sebelius calls for probe of HealthCare.gov fiasco that she was in charge of

Sebelius calls for probe of HealthCare.gov | TheHill

Congressional staffers warned not to rely on info from ObamaCare exchange

Hill staffers warned not to rely on info from ObamaCare exchange | TheHill

Congressional staffer arrested on child porn charges

Staffer arrested on child porn charges | TheHill

The 'Selfie' President


Grinch charged with stealing delivered packages

Reading man charged with stealing delivered packages | NEWS

Pennsylvania Medical Society President Sees Doctor Shortage Under Obamacare

Pennsylvania Medical Society President Sees Doctor Shortage On The Horizon « CBS Philly

Nominations Announced for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Nominations Announced for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® | Screen Actors Guild Awards

Larry the Cable Guy 'Politically Correct' Christmas Story

When is it enough? Pennsylvania takes another dive into taxpayers' pockets

When is it enough? Pennsylvania takes another dive into taxpayers' pockets

Pa. House Passes Bill Requiring New Teachers To Pass A Drug Test

Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Requiring New Teachers To Pass A Drug Test « CBS Philly

Going Down


All I want for Christmas is my freedom back

Betsy McCaughey: All I want for Christmas is my freedom back

Celebrity hypocrites

John Stossel: Celebrity hypocrites

Obama's cash for universal preschool clunkers

Michelle Malkin: Obama's cash for universal preschool clunkers | Human Events

The Dems knew you'd lose your healthcare plan

The Dems knew you'd lose your healthcare plan

Christmas Song Countdown: 'Where Are You Christmas?' - Faith Hill

Obama Approval Plunges To New Low

 From a new Quinnipiac University Poll:
"A rousing chorus of Bah! Humbug! for President Barack Obama as American voters head into the holidays with little charitable to say about the president," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"President Obama could be pretty lonely during his last two years in office if voters decide they want Republican majorities in the House and Senate."
National (US) Poll - December 10, 2013 - Obama Approval Plunge Pulls Do | Quinnipiac University Connecticut

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Patriot Act author: Dianne Feinstein's bill 'a joke'

Patriot Act author: Feinstein's bill 'a joke' | TheHill

Competition for Santa


Senate confirms radical Obama nominee for federal bench

Senate confirms first Obama ‘post-nuclear’ nominee in 56-38 vote | TheHill

Taxpayers lose $10.5 billion on General Motors

Taxpayers lose $10.5 billion on General Motors | Human Events

Ky. doctor closes practice, cites Obamacare

Crushing Obamacare consequences: This doctor’s practice-closing newspaper ad says it all [pic]

Conservative Activist Mounts Primary Challenge to Pa. Gov Corbett

Conservative Activist Mounts Primary Challenge to Corbett

More evidence Obama is in serious trouble with his own party

More evidence Obama is in serious trouble with his own party

Anchorman Ron Burgundy on Obamacare


The president's other Obamacare lies

MILTON R. WOLF: The president's other Obamacare lies - Washington Times

Friends Without Benefits: How Obama lost the Millenials over health care

Friends Without Benefits: How Obama lost the Millenials over health care

Monday, December 09, 2013

Pa. Teachers' Union Pours $3.8 Million Into Politics

PSEA Pours $3.8 Million Into Politics

Obamacare excludes world class hospitals

Obamacare excludes world class hospitals

SNL Makes Fun Of Obamacare Enrollment

The Latest Obama Lie Revealed

The Latest Obama Lie Revealed

Dems' Harsh Appraisal of Hillary Clinton

Dems' Harsh Appraisal of Hillary Clinton

Alamo-Bama


Constitutional Scholars Call Out Obama’s Abuse Of The Constitution

Constitutional Scholars Criticize Constitutional Scholar Obama’s Abuse Of The Constitution

Obamacare Insurance Workaround Reveals Law Remains Unfinished, Unaccountable, Unworkable

Obamacare Insurance Workaround Reveals Law that Remains Unfinished, Unaccountable, and Unworkable

Hispanic Voters Lose Faith In Barack Obama

Hispanic Voters Lose Faith In Barack Obama | RedState

Voter ID machines installed in all 75 Arkansas counties

Meanwhile, no voter ID in Pennsylvania thanks to activist judges.

Voter ID machines installed in all 75 Arkansas counties

Christmas Song Countdown: The Kinks 'Father Christmas'

Christmas Song Countdown: 'Carol of the Bells' - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Fight to reform Pa. property taxes rages on despite failures

Fight to reform property taxes rages on despite failures | NEWS

No, Virginia. There Is No Obama Claus


Convicted Democrat Vince Fumo ponders political comeback in Philadelphia

A jail sentence for corruption is a badge of honor in the Democratic Party.

Fumo ponders political comeback - at party level

Lawmakers see 'false narrative' of Obama as a terrorist fighter

Lawmakers see 'false narrative' of Obama as a terrorist fighter - Washington Times

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Berks County at center of movement to kill Pa. property tax

Berks County at center of movement to drop property tax | NEWS

Lawmakers look to reform Pa. property taxes

Lawmakers look to reform property taxes | NEWS

Christmas Song Countdown: 'O Holy Night' - Celtic Woman / Chloe Agnew

Guest Column: Pa. legislators afraid of reforms

By Lowman S. Henry
Guest columnist

In politics, as with many aspects of life, timing is everything. The timing of the awarding of this year's annual cost-of-living pay increase for state officials could not have been worse. Announcement of the COLA followed by days of the enactment into law of what will in effect be one of the biggest gas tax hikes in state history.

Taking more from the taxpayers’ pockets and then pocketing more money for yourself is not a prescription for political success. Few involved in state government today are responsible for the annual raises. They were instituted back in the mid-1990s as a way for legislators to avoid periodic tough votes over pay hikes. Ten years later lawmakers got greedy and voted themselves a raise over and above the COLA. That now infamous middle-of-the-night vote led to a voter backlash that ended the career of numerous legislators and even a couple of state Supreme Court justices.

This year's COLA is really nothing to write home about: just one quarter of one percent. That translates to $210 per year for your average legislator. Many members, as well as Gov. Tom Corbett, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, cabinet members and the statewide constitutional officers reject the COLAs either turning them back into the state treasury or giving the money to charity.

Even those rejecting the cost-of-living raises benefit to some degree as their pensions are calculated off the higher pay number. Very few lawmakers have declined to participate in the state pension system, so most benefit. Many reformers argue both the COLA and pensions for lawmakers are unconstitutional. The state constitution very clearly authorizes regular pay and travel costs for legislators. It also prohibits elected officials from getting pay raises during their terms of office ­— which is exactly what COLAs accomplish.

So why do elected officials put up with the political damage COLAs cause when there is so little benefit? Likely because repealing the COLA would open the gates to other reforms. A growing number of lawmakers are pushing for a wider variety of reforms that would make state government more open and accountable. Those trying to preserve the status quo fear that once the reform ball starts rolling, other perks may bite the dust as well.

And that is as it should be. First, the law enabling COLAs should be repealed. State Sen. Rob Teplitz, D-Dauphin, and State Rep. Eli Evankovich, R-Westmoreland, have each introduced legislation in their respective chambers to end COLAs. This is not to say that lawmakers never deserve a raise. But if raises are to be given they should be awarded in a constitutional manner with a roll call vote in the full light of day.

Giving credence to the status quo crowd’s concern, the legislature should not stop there. With numerous former legislative leaders of both parties sitting in jailhouses around the state, the General Assembly's job approval rating is in the tank. The time has come to reform the institution in a manner that will restore the public trust and confidence.

An easy, but significant, step to take would be enactment of a law proposed last week by state Rep. Fred Keller, R-Union, that would require the phrase "prepared or compiled using taxpayer resources" on any piece of literature, web site or electronic communication paid for by taxpayer dollars. This would include constituent newsletters which provide a political benefit to legislators as well as an informational benefit to constituents. It is important for voters to know if they are paying for such publications.

Voters also need to be wary of reform proposals that sound good, but would actually concentrate more power in fewer hands. An example of this is a bill that would reduce the size of the state legislature. Fewer lawmakers to support sounds like a good idea, but bigger districts would take power from the hands of grassroots voters and vest it in the special interests that would fund more expensive campaigns in bigger districts. The problem isn't the size of the General Assembly, it is the cost.

Another major step toward restoring public confidence in state government would be expansion and toughening of the state’s Open Records law. Pennsylvania has come a long way in this regard, but implementation of the current law has revealed several significant shortcomings that must be fixed to make it more effective. State Sen. Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, has proposed such legislation which would give residents of Penn's Woods greater access to their commonwealth's government.

Unfortunately, these reform proposals — both the modest and the ambitious — remain bogged down in the legislative process. The time has come for the logjam to be broken.

Lowman S. Henry is Chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research in Harrisburg and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal. His e-mail address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Patriot Act author: Obama's intel czar should be prosecuted

Patriot Act author: Obama's intel czar should be prosecuted | TheHill

Poll Numbers Giving Obama A Headache


Obama tries to boost failed health law with select data

Obama boosts health law with select data | TheHill

Pennsylvania Couple Dropped From Health Coverage Still Unable to Sign Up for Obamacare

Pennsylvania Couple Dropped From Health Coverage Still Unable to Sign Up for Obamacare

Union Dirty Tricks Exposed: Black Friday Protests at Walmart Staffed by Professional Activists

Black Friday Protests at Walmart Staffed by Professional Activists

Weekly GOP Address: Obamacare is a 'war on women'

1 in 4 Obamacare enrollments affected by technical bugs

1 in 4 Obamacare enrollments affected by technical bugs | WashingtonExaminer.com

The Tea Party’s top political targets in 2014

The Tea Party’s top political targets in 2014

Christmas Song Countdown: Cyndi Lauper 'Silent Night'

GOP alternative to Obamacare could save $2.34 trillion

Republicans have an alternative to Obamacare, and it could save $2.34 trillion | WashingtonExaminer.com

Only 101 members of the House signed up for Obamacare

They passed the law forcing millions of Americans to sign up for Obamacare, but the majority of House members want no part of it.

EMILY MILLER: Obamacare enrollees include 101 members of the House of Representatives - Washington Times

Study: Obama's regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year

Obama's regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year: report - Washington Times

The U.S. won World War II in less time than Obama took to build a failed website

Friday, December 06, 2013

Obamacare may have unintended consequences on volunteer firefighters

Health reform law may have unintended effect on volunteer firefighters - News - Citizens' Voice

The truth about Barack Obama's Uncle Omar

John Hayward: The truth about Uncle Omar | Human Events

USAF Band Holiday Flash Mob at the National Air and Space Museum

Ann Coulter: Liberals talk race and crime - and hilarity ensues!

Liberals talk race and crime - and hilarity ensues!

Book Review: 'Dumbing Down the Courts' By Dr. John Lott' Jr.

Book Review: "Dumbing Down the Courts" By Dr. John Lott Jr.

Obama asks Supreme Court for new standard that could limit free speech

If Obama can't control the media, his next choice is to shut it down.

Obama asks Supreme Court for new standard that could limit free speech

880,000 Page Views

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Obamacare threatens your volunteer fire department

#Obamacare watch: If you like your volunteer fire department… not @BarackObama’s problem, peasants! | RedState

Look Who's Turned On Obama Now


The long emergency for US workers continues

James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute on what the Obama Administration and its media allies are NOT telling you about the November jobs report:
1. There are still 1.1 million fewer employed Americans today than right before the recession started, despite a potential labor force that’s 14 million larger. And there are 3.6 million fewer full-time workers than back in 2007.

2. The employment rate, the share of Americans with a job, is 58.6% — exactly where it was in November 2009.

3. If the labor force participation rate were where it was a year ago, the jobless rate would be 7.9%, not 7% (and 11.3% if the LFPR were at prerecession levels, though closer to 9% if demographics-adjusted).

4. More than 4 million Americans remain out of work for 27 weeks or longer.

5. Overall, according to the Hamilton Project Jobs Gap calculator, it will take another five years to return to 2007 employment levels even at the improved job creation pace of the past four months.
 A 'New Normal' November jobs report: The long emergency for US workers continues

ObamaCare still isn't working, but don't worry, the aristocracy will be fine

ObamaCare still isn't working, but don't worry, the aristocracy will be fine | Human Events

Obama's Plan to Snatch Your Savings

Articles: Obama's Plan to Snatch Your Savings

Obamacare Conversations for the Christmas Season

Obamacare Conversations for the Christmas Season

Christmas Song Countdown: 'The Grinch Song'

Obama forgot to tell the young that they'd be paying for ObamaCare

Blog: Obama forgot to tell the young that they'd be paying for ObamaCare

The Best Political Ad for 2014

The Best Political Ad for 2014

Liberals encourage King Obama to circumvent Congress, use more executive authority

Activists encourage Obama to circumvent Congress, use more executive authority - Washington Times

GOP bill requires prison term for ObamaCare ID theft

GOP bill requires prison term for ObamaCare ID theft | TheHill

Obama Youth Spurn Obamacare

Young invincibles spurn O-Care | TheHill

Bill O'Reilly Schools Jon Stewart on the War on Christmas

ObamaCare Can Strip You of Your Privacy


Poll shows 23-point drop in Obama's approval rating with Hispanics

Gallup: Hispanics split with Obama | TheHill

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Pa. lawmaker targets 'revenge porn'

Editorial: Revenge porn is just another form of domestic abuse | NEWS

Poll: Dems Are the Out-of-Touch Extremists

Some surprising findings in a new poll released by Investor's Business Daily:
Investor's Business Daily: Politics: We keep hearing about how the Republican Party is full of radical Tea Party crazies. But our latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows that it's Democrats who are out of touch with reality and well outside the mainstream.

The public overwhelmingly believes the country is headed in the wrong direction, that current economic policies aren't working, that President Obama is doing a bad job, that government should be smaller and that ObamaCare should be repealed. But not Democrats.

Party Time! Obamas Heading Back To Hawaii For Another Taxpayer-Funded Vacation

Party Time! Obamas Heading Back To Hawaii For Another Taxpayer-Funded Vacation…

Christmas Song Countdown: The Ronettes 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'

Detroit Warning: Reform Needed to Save Pa. Pensions

Detroit Warning: Reform Needed to Save Pensions

'Mission Accomplished' for Obamacare

JOSEPH CURL: 'Mission Accomplished' for Obamacare - Washington Times

Obama returns to class warfare as poll numbers plunge

Obama returns to class warfare as poll numbers plunge - Washington Times

Obama Ethanol Regulations Will Probably Ruin Your Car's Engine

'Hunger Games' delivers Obama's message on income inequality

'Hunger Games' delivers Obama's message on income inequality - Washington Times

Hack attack: 2 million Facebook, Twitter passwords stolen

Hack attack: 2 million Facebook, Twitter passwords stolen - Washington Times

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

One less misogynist at MSNBC

Conservative women are safe ... for now ... as potty-mouthed Martin Bashir is forced out at MSNBC.

The low-rated left-wing "news" channel has had its share of scandals recently, including the firing of Alec Baldwin for anti-gay remarks.

You're next, Ed Schultz.

Martin Bashir leaves MSNBC over remarks on Palin

Obama calls on bartenders to help sell health care reform

Can you smell the desperation on Obama's breath?

Obama calls on bartenders to help sell health care reform - Washington Times

The Obama Foreign Policy


IRS Moves to Stifle Political Activity of Tea Party Groups

IRS Moves to Stifle Political Activity of Tea Party Groups | RedState

Evening Network Newscasts Continue to Lose Younger Viewers

Evening Newscasts See Best November in Years, But Continue to Lose Younger Viewers

Young people finally come to their senses about Obama

Young people finally come to their senses about Obama

Tough choice


Martin Bashir Forced Out At MSNBC

It took a three-week campaign by conservatives on Twitter and Facebook, but justice has finally been served. MSNBC miscreant Martin Bashir has resigned over the disgusting remarks he made on the air about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. This is the power of social media because the MSM ignored the story.

Martin Bashir Out at MSNBC - TVNewser

Insurers wary of Obama administration claims about back-end website fixes

Insurers wary of Obama administration claims about back-end website fixes | WashingtonExaminer.com

A quarter of uninsured ready to face ObamaCare fine

A quarter of uninsured ready to face ObamaCare fine | TheHill

The War on Christmas returns


Obamacare website has met 2% of its goals so far

Just like Obama's job approval numbers, there's no place to go but up for the Healthcare.gov website.

Despite spending nearly $1 billion on the website and fixes so far, less than 2 percent of the anticipated participants have signed up so far.

Report: 29,000 enroll in healthcare in two days | TheHill

Democrat testifies ObamaCare fix won't work

Dem testifies ObamaCare fix won't work | TheHill

Lying to the sick a hallmark of Obamacare

Lying to the sick

Insurance companies: Taxpayers will cut you a subsidy check

Insurance companies: Taxpayers will cut you a subsidy check | Human Events

Christmas Song Countdown: Greg Lake 'I Believe In Father Christmas'

Fracking supporters fire back at 'woefully misinformed' celebrities

Fracking supporters fire back at 'woefully misinformed' celebrities - Washington Times

Americans pessimistic in poll

Americans pessimistic in poll

George Will: 'All Hell is Going to Break Loose' When Employers Dump Plans Due to Obamacare