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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Vanity Fair - 6 New Year's Resolutions for Hillary Clinton

MELTDOWN: Liberals GO NUCLEAR After Vanity Fair Tells Hillary to RETIRE

Even a far-left publication like Vanity Fair has had enough of Hillary Clinton ...

MELTDOWN: Liberals GO NUCLEAR After Vanity Fair Tells Hillary to RETIRE: Left-wing activists on social media had a full-fledged meltdown this week after liberal magazine Vanity Fair posted a humorous video on twitter, urging Hillary Clinton to “take up a new hobby in the new year”

ISIS Evil Vanquished Under Trump While MSM Yawns

The anti-Trump MSM is largely ignoring the fact that Donald Trump has been able to defeat ISIS in less than a year while Obama allowed the terrorist group to thrive over 8 years.

Bill O'Reilly: Evil Vanquished, Media Yawns: During his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump frequently told cheering crowds that he would absolutely destroy ISIS.  'Their days are numbered,' he vowed.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Looking Ahead to Trump's Year Two

Looking Ahead to Trump’s Year Two: A glance at the biggest challenges -- and how to surmount them.

Israel to Honor President Trump

Israel to Honor Trump: Israel's government is getting set to honor President Donald Trump after his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reports The Jerusalem Post. A train station that will be built next to the Western Wall will be named after US President Donald Trump:

Malkin: Time For Trump Makeover of Lib NPR and PBS

Malkin: Time For Trump Makeover of Lib NPR and PBS: At the close of 2017, no less than seven prominent male hosts and editors of influential government-sponsored radio and television shows are out of work amid claims of sexual harassment. According to their accusers, the alleged Malevolent Seven are powerful pervs and creeps who've been running wild at NPR and PBS for decades, sponsored and subsidized by taxpayers and corporate donors.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Trump Tax Cuts and Jobs Act a Win for Pennsylvanians

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act a Win for Pennsylvanians

2017 Was A Tough Year for CNN - Clown News Network

Some of us did not get what we wanted for Christmas ...


US Senate Paid Out $1.5M in Harassment Settlements

The U.S. taxpayer gets fleeced again by career politicians ...

Senate Paid Out $1.5 Mil in Harassment Settlements

The Media Keeps Trying to Blame Islamic Terror on Trump's Jerusalem Move

The Media Keeps Trying to Blame Islamic Terror on Trump's Jerusalem Move

Trump’s Christmas Present for Iraqi Christians

Trump’s Christmas Present for Iraqi Christians: Christian refugees come home while ISIS terrorists turn into refugees.

Trump Cuts US Funding to United Nations by $300M

Trump Cuts United Nations: President Donald Trump delivered a present to the American taxpayers on Christmas Eve, announcing a funding cut to the United Nations of nearly $300 million next year. While the cut is not exclusively to the benefit of American taxpayers, the United States is the biggest funder of the global body. Nikki Haley, the Trump administration's ambassador to the U.N., revealed the cut in a news release on Sunday.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Elvis Presley Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees

Elvis Presley - If Every day Could Be Like Christmas

'One Solitary Life' ... That Changed The World Forever

Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was 30. Then for three years, He was an itinerant preacher.

He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled 200 miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself.

While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying, His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth — His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

[Twenty] long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.

I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.

— This excerpt is from a sermon by Dr. James Allan Francis in "The Real Jesus and Other Sermons," a collection published in 1926 by the Judson Press of Philadelphia.

The True Meaning of Christmas From 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

The Christmas Story From The Gospel of Luke

Today’s holiday celebrates the birth of Christ as told here from the King James Bible, Luke 2:1-20. Regardless of religious persuasion, the story offers a tale of simplicity and hope to a world in need.

"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David).
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
‘And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them."

Nat King Cole - O Come All Ye Faithful

Carpenters - DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

Frank Sinatra - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

The Carpenters - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Sunday, December 24, 2017

President Reagan Reads 'One Solitary Life' at White House in 1982

Charlton Heston reading of "Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus..."

Linus - What Christmas Is All About

Nat King Cole - Hark The Herald Angel Sing

Nat King Cole - O Holy Night

Jethro Tull - Christmas Album (2003)

Frank Sinatra - The Little Drummer Boy (Best version ever)

'SNOOPY'S CHRISTMAS' - THE ROYAL GUARDSMAN (NEW ENHANCED VERSION)

Andy Williams - Do You Hear What I Hear?

Dan Fogelberg - Same Auld Lang Syne (Lyrics)

'The Little Drummer Boy' (Perfect Version)

Bing Crosby & David Bowie - "The Little Drummer Boy (Peace On Earth)"

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Nat King Cole Greatest Hits Christmas

Frank Sinatra Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Please Come Home For Christmas - The Eagles

Christmas Address of President Ronald Reagan, December 23, 1981

DARLENE LOVE - It's a Marshmallow World (1963)

The Grinch Was a Registered Democrat


Elmo & Patsy - Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer

BUCK OWENS - Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy (1965)

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus: The Editorial

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Linus Christmas Speech From 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

Bing Crosby & David Bowie - 'The Little Drummer Boy (Peace On Earth)'

What Was Christmas Like in the 1950s? Back to Golden Days

A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector - Full Album

Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run

The Soldier's Christmas Poem

Liam Neeson Auditions For Mall Santa Claus

White Christmas 1954 Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye

The US Should Pull Out of the UN

Daniel Greenfield: The US Should Pull Out of the UN

Frank Sinatra - It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dean Martin Christmas Album

Snow Miser/Heat Miser Song

Winning Bigly on Taxes

Winning Bigly on Taxes: President Trump and Republicans make their mark on history with ambitious tax cuts.

New Nonprofit Wants Major Retailers to 'Make Christmas Great Again'

New Nonprofit Wants Major Retailers to 'Make Christmas Great Again': Candidate Donald Trump promised that under his presidency, Americans would reject political correctness and say “Merry Christmas' again. Now a new nonprofit group is dedicated to making that happen with a new initiative called Bring Back Christmas.

'Chappaquiddick' Trailer Paints Devastating Picture of Ted Kennedy

'Chappaquiddick' Trailer Paints Devastating Picture of Ted Kennedy: When Ted Kennedy passed away eight years ago, he was lionized by the sanctimonious left as a great man and a giant of American politics. The left-leaning news media didn't bother to remind viewers of the shameful incident at Chappaquiddick forty years before which dogged (but did not derail) his political career thereafter.

Carpenters Carol of the bells

The Carpenters - The Christmas Song

Andy Williams - Carol Of The Bells

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Elvis Presley - On A Snowy Christmas Night, (HD)

Elvis Presley I'll Be Home For Christmas

Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Corporations Already Passing Tax Cut Benefits Along to Employees

Corporations Already Passing Tax Cut Benefits Along to Employees: Tax reform passed in Congress today and we are all still alive (for the moment) despite dire predictions from the left. Some corporations benefiting from tax cuts have promised to pass those benefits along to employees once the bill is signed into law.

Bill O'Reilly: Taxes Reformed, Media Deformed

Taxes Reformed, Media Deformed: The truth is, the truth can't be hidden for very long.  Either working people will see a bigger paycheck in January or they will not.  And they will.  Either the corporate rate reduction will stimulate growth or it won't.  We'll know soon enough.

Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Christmas Hits

Celtic Woman - O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)

What Child is This - Lindsey Stirling

Mueller Claus Is Coming To Town



'IF I GET HOME ON CHRISTMAS DAY' BY ELVIS PRESLEY

Bob Seger 'The Little Drummer Boy'

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

What Child Is This - The Gothard Sisters

Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss - The Wexford Carol

Twitter Goes Full Totalitarian With New Purge

Twitter Goes Full Totalitarian With New Purge: Today was the official start of the great Twitter purge of 2017. The buildup has already left conservative accounts either banned or unverified for perceived hate speech (while many Antifa and Islam accounts remain). But according to the social media giant’s own rules, even if users associate with certain groups it doesn’t like off of Twitter, they risk punishment and censorship.

WaPo Report Via Anonymous Source Claims Trump Banning Words, Forgot Obama Actually Did

WaPo Report Via Anonymous Source Claims Trump Banning Words, Forgot Obama Actually Did: On Friday, The Washington Post ran a story with information from an anonymous source that said the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) instructed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) not to use certain words in official documents.

Fake Conservatives Funded by Leftists Issue Defense of Mueller

'Conservatives' Funded by Leftists Issue Defense of Mueller

The FBI as Secret State Police Under Obama

The FBI’s Secret State Police: Deep state cadres pose a clear and present danger to democracy in America.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Shrink unworkable, dysfunctional Pennsylvania Legislature

Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan: Shrink unworkable, dysfunctional Legislature

Katie Pavlich: Gillibrand's sexual-misconduct political calculations

Katie Pavlich: Gillibrand's sexual-misconduct political calculations

FCC Restores Market Freedom To the Internet

FCC Restores Market Freedom To the Internet: Net Neutrality repeal jettisons Obama-era regulatory meddling.

Leftist Boston U Professor: 'Jingle Bells' is Racist

Boston U Professor: 'Jingle Bells' is Racist: For readers of TruthRevolt, surely no hateful, identity politics nonsense a radical academic today can say would come as a surprise. So it should raise no eyebrows that a Boston University theater professor has proclaimed that the bouncy, joyful Christmas tune 'Jingle Bells' is -- wait for it -- racist.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Charlie Brown Christmas Full Album By The Vince Guaraldi Trio

The Carpenters Greatest Christmas Songs Hits

President Trump Gives Remarks on Tax Reform

Merle Haggard - If We Make It Through December

Celtic Woman Chloe Agnew - O Holy Night

Becky Kelley - 'Where's the Line to See Jesus'

'The Little Drummer Boy' (Perfect Version)

Roy Orbison Christmas Classic 'Pretty Paper' (Original version)

'Silent Night' - Stevie Nicks

'I Believe In Father Christmas' - by Greg Lake

Bing Crosby and David Bowie - "The Little Drummer Boy (Peace On Earth)"

FBI Plot Against Trump Confirmed

FBI Plot Against Trump: Government skullduggery rears its ugly head at a congressional hearing.

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

Christmas Album - Andy Williams

The Carpenters Christmas Songs Playlist

More Anti-Trump Links to Top DOJ Official

More Anti-Trump Links to Top DOJ Official: Last week a top Department of Justice official was demoted over his contacts with the firm behind the Trump 'dossier'; now we learn that this same official's wife was hired to work on that very same file. Fox News reports that Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ honcho Bruce Ohr, was hired last year by Fusion GPS:

CNN Sad to See Grown Men Kicked Off Parents’ Health Insurance

CNN Sad to See Grown Men Kicked Off Parents’ Health Insurance: Under Obamacare, parents are able to coddle their children all the way up to 26 years old with insurance coverage, after which they are on their own. CNN finds that really sad and published a feature of several grown-ups who are struggling over how to be self reliant for the first time in their pampered lives.

Fake News NYT: Obama Only Lied 18 Times in 8 Years

NYT: Obama Only Lied 18 Times in 8 Years; Trump Off the Charts: The New York Times, which promised to do a better job at unbiased reporting after the election, actually reported with a straight face that President Obama only lied 18 times in his entire presidency. Take a second to recover from laughter (or outrage).

The Paycheck President: Donald J. Trump

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Christmas Hits

Louis Armstrong & Friends - The Christmas Collection (Full Album)

Political Journalists Have Themselves To Blame For Sinking Credibility

Political Journalists Have Themselves To Blame For Sinking Credibility: If there’s a major news story that journalists have botched more over the past 70 years than the Russia 'collusion' story, I’d love to hear about it.

18 Questions CNN Needs To Answer After Getting Busted For Fake News

18 Questions CNN Needs To Answer After Getting Busted For Fake News: CNN promoted its latest breathless report purporting to show collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. But they totally botched the story.

The Chain-Migrant Manhattan Bomber

The Chain-Migrant Manhattan Bomber: Bangladeshi jihadist Akayed Ullah used family ties to get here.

Prager U: Social Security Won't Give You Security

Prager U: Social Security Won't Give You Security: If you're counting on Social Security to finance your retirement, you're in for a big surprise. Money expert Chris Hogan explains why. Transcript below: If you’re counting on Social Security to finance your retirement, you’re in for a big surprise—and not the good kind. Let me give you two reasons why. One: Social Security is going broke. And, two: Even if it weren’t going broke, it couldn’t possibly cover the cost of a decent retirement.

Negative Reporting on Trump as High as Ever

Negative Reporting on Trump as High as Ever: The media is at war with President Trump and that is reflected in its relentlessly negative coverage of this administration. According to research by Newsbusters, coverage of the president across ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news for the months of September, October, and November “was more than 90 percent negative.”

Monday, December 11, 2017

Elvis ~ "Christmas & Peace" ((CD 1 & 2))

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Full Album By The Vince Guaraldi Trio

Bing Crosby & David Bowie - 'The Little Drummer Boy (Peace On Earth)'

'The Little Drummer Boy' - Bob Seger

UC Berkeley Students Rip Down Kate Steinle Poster Hung at Vigil

UC Berkeley Students Rip Down Kate Steinle Poster Hung at Vigil: College Republicans at UC-Berkeley held a candlelight vigil for Kate Steinle last week as a show of support for the slain woman and to show dissatisfaction that a criminal illegal alien was acquitted of her murder. However, the gathering caused some leftist students to do what they do best: protest and destroy.

CNN Obsesses Over Trump's Diet Coke Consumption While NYC Under ISIS Attack

Many people confuse CNN with CN - Cartoon Network - these days. On the other hand, you probably get more useful information from Cartoon Network.
CNN Obsesses Over Trump's Diet Coke Consumption While NYC Under ISIS Attack: On Monday morning, America woke up to another ISIS attack in New York City. Meanwhile, over at CNN, the conversation turned to President Trump’s over-consumption of diet soda.   There was an attempted suicide bombing in America's largest city, and CNN's reporting on Trump's Diet Coke consumption. You just can't make this stuff up. https://t.co/I0CzHL1vy7

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Number of Refugees Into U.S. Drops 83 Percent Under Trump

Number of Refugees Into U.S. Drops 83 Percent Under Trump: During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had promised to “stop the massive inflow of refugees” in order to safeguard the country from terrorists. Chalk up one campaign promise fulfilled. According to Fox News, only 3,108 refugees came to the U.S. in October and November. In the same period last year, under Barack Obama's reign, 18,300 refugees were admitted. That's a jaw-dropping decline of 83 percent.

Mueller's Deputy Attended Hillary's Election Night Party

Mueller's Deputy Attended Hillary's Election Night Party

The Last of Al Franken?


Friday, December 08, 2017

Hillary Fan Club


Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI

Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI: When lying to the FBI wasn’t a crime.

President Trump’s Jerusalem Move Deals a Blow to Terror

President Trump’s Jerusalem Move Deals a Blow to Terror: We won’t let Islamic terrorists decide where we put our embassies.

9 of 20 Richest Counties in U.S. in Washington D.C. Suburbs

9 of 20 Richest Counties in U.S. in Washington D.C. Suburbs: According to the Census Bureau, our nation’s capitol contains the five richest suburbs in the United States, proving there’s more than just the East Coast and West Coast bubbles. When ranking median household income between 2012-2016, here are the top five:

Monday, December 04, 2017

Pro-Clinton FBI Agent Changed Hillary's Actions From 'Grossly Negligent' to 'Extremely Careless'

Pro-Clinton FBI Agent Changed Hillary's Actions From 'Grossly Negligent' to 'Extremely Careless'

Democratic Congresswoman Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Dem Congresswoman Sentenced to Prison for Fraud: Looks like there may be something to political commentator Michael Walsh's assertion that the Democrat party is a criminal organization. A federal judge has sentenced U.S. Rep Corrinne Brown to five years in prison today for being a bad human being. More specifically, she was convicted of fraud for using funds raised for a charity for poor students as her $800,000 personal piggy bank, but it doesn't get much lower than that, does it? She used the money for shopping, vacations, event tickets, and throwing lavish parties, among other things.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BING CROSBY @ 40 Christmas Hits (FULL STEREO ALBUM)

Frank Sinatra - Ultimate Christmas

Dennis Prager: If It Damages America, It's Good for Democrats

Prager: If It Damages America, It's Good for Democrats: In almost every area of American life, the better things are, the worse it is for the Democratic Party. And vice versa. Marriage. Even today, after decades of feminism, most Americans agree that it is better for women (and for men) — and better for society — when women (and men) marry. Yet, when women marry, it is bad for the Democratic Party; and when women do not marry, even after — or shall we say, especially after — having children, it is quite wonderful for the Democratic Party.

How Much Can You Get for Flipping Off Trump? $130,000

How Much Can You Get for Flipping Off Trump? $130,000: God Bless America! The land of the free, home of the brave — and the only place on Earth where raising your middle finger to the president’s passing motorcade will snag you six figures.

Speaking of Dead Careers ...


Robert Mueller, Agent of Willful Ignorance

Robert Mueller, Agent of Willful Ignorance: It was Mueller who made sure that the U.S. government would ignore and deny the motivating ideology behind the jihad threat.

Left-Wing Reporters Name Underreported News: Republican Evil

Left-wing Reporters Name Underreported News: Republican Evil: On Face the Nation Monday -- as reported by Newsbusters -- host John Dickerson asked a collection of journalists if there were any stories they believed weren’t being adequately covered by the press. Citing topics ranging from voter suppression to abortion, the panel responded as if Dickerson had invited a gaggle of Democratic operatives into the discussion. Dickerson's question was open-ended:

Left-Wing Washington Post Dismisses 'Myth' of Left-Wing University Bias

WaPo Dismisses 'Myth' of Left-Wing University Bias: Sunday’s front page of The Washington Post featured a dressing-down of conservatives for believing that the university environment in the U.S. has been railroaded by the political left.

Monday, November 27, 2017

NFL Loses 1 Million Viewers

NFL Loses 1 Million Viewers

TIME Names Hillary's 'What Happened' Non-Fiction Book of the Year

TIME Names Hillary's 'What Happened' Non-Fiction Book of the Year: You know what’s a really great book? Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s whiny dirge What Happened. Just ask Time magazine — the publication named Clinton’s tale of indignant failure its Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

‘Unbiased’ WaPo Reporter Uncovered as Soros Operative to ‘Advance Progressive Agenda’

‘Unbiased’ WaPo Reporter Uncovered as Soros Operative to ‘Advance Progressive Agenda’: At a recent top-secret conference in California, Washington Post reporter Janell Ross spoke but never said anything about it to her employer, according to Fox News. That could be because the event was full of “liberal movers and shakers… including billionaire George Soros [who] outlined the future of their progressive agenda.”

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pennsylvania lawmakers will get an automatic pay raise

Not only are Pennsylvania taxpayers stuck funding the most expensive full-time state legislature in the country, but they must also cough up more money each year to give the 253 state lawmakers a pay raise. Do the lawmakers deserve more money? It doesn't matter. The Legislature passed a bill granting its members automatic pay raises every year - unless they vote to reject the additional pay. That has never happened. So dig deeper taxpayers. Those overpaid lawmakers want more.

From WITF:

State lawmakers will get an automatic pay raise: Automatic pay raises have caused controversy in the past. When lawmakers return to the Capitol after their Thanksgiving recess, they'll have a little extra cash waiting for them. Every year, salaries for elected officials are reevaluated based on the cost of living. The number varies--this year, it's .81 percent, which means the average salary for a lawmaker will increase by about $700, from $86,480 dollars to $87,180. Those in leadership positions make even more. The top salaries hover around almost $140,000. The yearly pay adjustment became fully automatic in 1995. But because automated pay raises can be unpopular, some opt to donate the extra cash, or feed it back to the state Treasury. Pennsylvania's lawmakers are the second-highest-paid in the country, behind only California....

What's the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?

Chuck Schumer: Bring a Chart to Thanksgiving Dinner to Argue Politics

Chuck Schumer: Bring a Chart to Thanksgiving Dinner to Argue Politics: Thanksgiving dinner should be a time for togetherness, gratefulness, and joy. But if you're a leftist whose religion is politics, it's a time to push your fundamentalist obsession and ruin the holidays for everyone else.

GQ: Ruin Thanksgiving for Trump Supporters

GQ: Ruin Thanksgiving for Trump Supporters

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How The Civil War Gave Us Today’s Thanksgiving, And Can Teach Us

How The Civil War Gave Us Today’s Thanksgiving, And Can Teach Us: Our Thanksgiving celebration originated in our nation’s worst period of turmoil and bloodshed: the Civil War. Its lessons can help us today.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Let Us Be Thankful


The Lie That Reelected Obama

The Lie That Reelected Obama: Al-Qaeda was not “on the run” while POTUS 44 was in office.

Pathetic: Media's Nasty Response to WH Secretary's Invitation to Express Thanksgiving Gratitude

Pathetic: Media's Nasty Response to WH Secretary's Invitation to Express Thanksgiving Gratitude: In honor of Thanksgiving, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked reporters Monday to share the things for which they’re most thankful. Graciously, Sanders began with her own expression of gratitude, with a smile: 'You probably know, and it's no secret, that I'm clearly very thankful for all of you here in this room, and I think that goes without saying.'

Monday, November 20, 2017

2.8 Million Page Views at Tony Phyrillas on Politics

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For Christmas’ Sake, Let’s Roll Back Christmas Creep

For Christmas’ Sake, Let’s Roll Back Christmas Creep: Retailers never seem more vapid, greedy, and ridiculous than when they are stringing up Christmas lights while the leaves are still changing.

How School Choice Can Solve States' Huge Debt And Pension Woes

How School Choice Can Solve States' Huge Debt And Pension Woes: We calculated how much the taxpayers of five states might benefit if some public school families were given school choice.

Irrelevant Magazine Turns Political


Tom Coburn Has A Plan To Fight Washington And Save America

Tom Coburn Has A Plan To Fight Washington And Save America: Former senator and legendary fiscal hawk Tom Coburn argues that the remedy for federal profligacy and corruption is a never-used constitutional provision.

How The Left's Attacks On Religious Liberty Pushed Me Back Into Church

How The Left's Attacks On Religious Liberty Pushed Me Back Into Church: I couldn’t help but think: what are Democrats so scared of? There was only one way to find out. I had to go back to church to see what the fuss was about.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

NYT Blames Racism for Americans Wanting to Keep the Money They Earn

NYT Blames Racism for Americans Wanting to Keep the Money They Earn: Some people like to keep the money they make. There's a word for those people, according to leftist economics columnist Eduardo Porter: (wait for it...) racists. (Eureka!)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sexual Harassment Hall of Fame


YES, VIRGINIA, IMMIGRATION IS TURNING THE COUNTRY BLUE

YES, VIRGINIA, IMMIGRATION IS TURNING THE COUNTRY BLUE: The inconvenient fact about Democrats' recent electoral successes.

Seventh-Grader Wears 'Fake News Network' Shirt on CNN Field Trip

Seventh-Grader Wears 'Fake News Network' Shirt on CNN Field Trip: A Georgia seventh-grader recently wore an 'FNN: Fake News Network' on a school field trip to CNN network, and his teacher's made him remove it. His parents Nancy (a city commissioner) and Stan Jester (a school board member) say that this was a violation of his First Amendment rights. They want the school to apologize. Stan Jester wrote in a blog post:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

CNN Belittles Al Franken's Accuser: 'He was Just a Comedian'

CNN Belittles Franken’s Accuser: ‘He was Just a Comedian’: The Left has created a culture that demands all alleged victims of sexual abuse be believed no matter what and that the accused is guilty regardless of evidence. Unfortunately, they can’t even follow their own rules.

Drain The Swamp: Over 260 Federal Harassment Settlements Since 1997

Over 260 Federal Harassment Settlements Since 1997: The Hill correspondent Reid Wilson tweeted some harrowing numbers from the last 20 years of harassment payments given from our elected leaders to their victims. Since 1997, there have been 264 settlements at an insane cost of over $17 million of taxpayer money. Wilson’s tweet includes the following chart with year-by-year breakdown:

Friday, November 10, 2017

News Nanny: The Race to Censor Internet News

News Nanny: The Race to Censor Internet News: If we don’t fight now, conservatives will vanish from the internet.

Fake News Site Politifact Demands Monopoly on Fake News

Fake News Site Politifact Demands Monopoly on Fake News

Never Mind the Murders in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel Going After Walking Texters

Never Mind the Murders in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel Going After Walking Texters: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cracking down on a huge problem plaguing Chicago. No, not the two residents per day who are gunned down by gang violence, but those nuisance urban zombies: The Walking Texters. Fox 32 reports: Pedestrians who are caught crossing the street while using a mobile device in Chicago may face fines under a new ordinance proposed Wednesday.

Over 200 Ex-Employees File Suit Against CNN for Racial Discrimination

Over 200 Ex-Employees File Suit Against CNN for Racial Discrimination: A dismissed lawsuit that was filed earlier this year alleging racial discrimination at CNN is back with even more plaintiffs.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Democrats Air Dirty Laundry


Washington Post Media Columnist Blames Distrust of Media on Trump

The American public has distrusted the media for decades, but clueless liberals still blame their sagging poll numbers on ... Donald Trump.

Washington Post Media Columnist Blames Distrust of Media on Trump

Quotes From the Media's Declaration of War on Trump

For President Donald Trump, the opposition isn't just the Democratic Party, it's also the MSM (and establishment Republicans.)

Quotes From the Media's Declaration of War on Trump

Democratic-run Chicago Approaching its 600th Homicide for the Year

The toughest gun control laws in the country don't seem to be slowing down gun violence in Democratic-run Chicago. So where's the logic in passing more gun control measures?
Chicago Approaching its 600th Homicide for the Year: The Chicago Tribune keeps track of the number of homicides for the Windy City and is close to adding the 600th for the year. Thirty people were shot over the weekend, five fatally, bringing the total number of murders to 593 as of Monday. Now, the Chicago Police Department employs slightly different accounting. Its numbers don’t include homicides on expressways, fatal shootings by police, or justified homicide. Taking out those, the CPD tabulates 581 homicides for the year — still extremely high.

Monday, November 06, 2017

The Current State of the Democratic Party


Antifa Fails to Overthrow U.S. Government

Antifa Fail: Near-empty protest sites across America means the anti-Trump Resistance’s so-called revolution will have to wait for another day.

Comey Initially Described Hillary’s Handling of Top-Secret E-Mails ‘Grossly Negligent'

Comey Initially Described Hillary’s Handling of Top-Secret E-Mails ‘Grossly Negligent': New memos show that former FBI Director James Comey used the strong language “grossly negligent” in early drafts of his statement when describing how Hillary Clinton handled top-secret e-mails while serving as secretary of state. However, the phrase was deleted by the time his statement went public.

Sharyl Attkisson: Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media

Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media: Trust in the media is at an all-time low. But should it be? Why do fewer and fewer Americans trust the mainstream media. Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear, explains.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Nothing to See Here ... Move Along


Trump Slams Schumer Program That Allowed NYC Terrorist in U.S.

Trump Slams Schumer’s Program that Allowed NYC Terrorist in U.S.: An immigration program conceived in the 1990s by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was criticized by President Trump on Wednesday morning because it allowed the Islamic terrorist who killed eight in New York City on Halloween into the country. Trump stated on Twitter: The terrorist came into our country through what is called the 'Diversity Visa Lottery Program,' a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based.

Media, Islam Apologists Converge on NYC Terror Coverage with Shameful Bias

Media, Islam Apologists Converge on NYC Terror Coverage with Shameful Bias

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Waiting for that Hillary Clinton Indictment


Trump Has Backing of GOP Voters

Trump Has Backing of GOP Voters: Critics of President Donald Trump may point to the defections of a pair of Senators as proof of disunity in the GOP but  the latest polling from Rasmussen Reports shows Republican voters continue to stand with Trump.

Most Americans Feel Silenced by Political Correctness - Thank a Democrat

Most Americans Feel Silenced by Political Correctness - Thank a Democrat: Political correctness is stifling freedom in the United States and it’s making people refrain from expressing their political beliefs. According to the Cato Institute’s 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey of 2,300 U.S. adults: 71% Americans believe that political correctness has silenced important discussions our society needs to have. The consequences are personal — 58% of Americans believe the political climate prevents them from sharing their own political beliefs.

The Clintons don't seem to have much luck with cigars


Illegal Alien Voting

Illegal Alien Voting: State Department investigation provides insight on Democrats’ imported electorate.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Tea party groups targeted by Obama IRS get $3.5 million settlement

Tea party groups targeted by IRS get $3.5 million settlement

Mike Pence: U.S. to rely on faith-based groups over United Nation

Mike Pence: U.S. to rely on faith-based groups over United Nation

Hillary Clinton’s Russian collusion connection

Hillary Clinton’s Russian collusion connection

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Hillary's Trump-Russia Ploy Backfires


Clinton Playbook Being Rolled Out To Protect Hillary

Clinton Playbook Being Rolled Out To Protect Hillary: Clinton team and media go into overdrive to hide real Russian collusion scandal.

Hillary Clinton is Lying About the Dossier

Hillary Clinton is Lying About the Dossier

How Obama Used Hillary’s Dossier to Spy on Trump

How Obama Used Hillary’s Dossier to Spy on Trump: The conspiracy that led from the Hillary campaign to eavesdropping on Trump officials.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

One Year Later, Elites Still Don’t Understand Why Voters Turned To Trump

One Year Later, Elites Still Don’t Understand Why Voters Turned To Trump: A year ago this week I drove through Ohio and Pennsylvania talking to people about the election. It wasn’t hard to see why many of them wanted Trump.

Russia-Obsessed Media Shocked To Discover Facts About Russia Stories

Russia-Obsessed Media Shocked To Discover Facts About Russia Stories: Journalists can't push a Russia collusion narrative for a year and then go soft and silent just because it implicates a bunch of their close friends.

Fake News: 10 Times CNN Told Us An Apple Was A Banana

10 Times CNN Told Us An Apple Was A Banana: Considering the numerous mistakes and misleading stories CNN has produced over the past several years, you’d think that they’d be a tad less sanctimonious.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bernie Sanders Can't Define Difference Between Democrats and Socialists

Bernie Sanders Can't Define Difference Between Democrats and Socialists

47th Annual Greek Food Festival Returns to Reading, PA

 
The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend. If you're in the Reading, Pa., area, check out the Greek Food Festival at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., across from Berks Catholic High School. All your favorite Greek delicacies and pastry will be on sale, along with live music and dancing, church tours and gift rooms.

An Overlooked Bruce Willis Film Worth Watching

From Russia to Hillary: Bribes, Extortion, Uranium and Lies

From Russia to Hillary: Bribes, Extortion, Uranium and Lies: How an FBI Uranium investigation was corrupted to protect the Clinton’s Russian connection.

Despite Vegas and Media Narrative, Mass Killings Aren’t on the Rise

Despite Vegas and Media Narrative, Mass Killings Aren’t on the Rise: According to research from University of Illinois Professors Sheldon Jacobson and Douglas King, mass killings aren’t on the rise like the mainstream media and its Democratic friends would like us to believe.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Obama Legacy Goes Up In Smoke


Politifact, Snopes 'Fact Checking' Sites Paid Their Way With Fake News Ads

Politifact, Snopes 'Fact Checking' Sites Paid Their Way With Fake News Ads

Who Pays What in Taxes?

Who Pays What in Taxes?: Is a system where over 45% of people pay no income taxes really 'fair'?

Trump Asks, Where Is Justice Department on Comey's Exoneration of Hillary Clinton?

Trump Asks, Where Is Justice Department on Comey's Exoneration of Hillary Clinton?

Dishonest Reporting: Glenn Greenwald Slams Liberal Media for ‘Extreme Groupthink’

Glenn Greenwald Slams Liberal Media for ‘Extreme Groupthink’

NFL Responds to Flagging TV Ratings with Even More Activism

NFL Responds to Flagging TV Ratings with Even More Activism

New Evidence in Russia/Uranium/Clinton Foundation Scandal, Will MSM Report?

New Evidence in Russia/Uranium/Clinton Foundation Scandal, Will Nets Report?

Saturday, October 14, 2017

President Trump's Weekly Address on Patriotism, Respecting the Flag

Oops! Sea Levels Dropping Everywhere, According to NASA

Oops! Sea Levels Dropping Everywhere, According to NASA: Well, it appears as though the sky isn’t falling after all, but sea levels are.  Despite the claims of global warming alarmists that sea level rise will put major coastal cities under water in a few short years, NASA has confirmed, and quite accidentally, that sea levels are actually falling around the globe. There is a chart posted at NASA’s Global Climate Change page in it’s “Vital Signs” section on sea level:

Princeton Student Unhinged: First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Conservatives

Princeton Student Unhinged: First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Conservatives: The war for free speech on college campuses has led to this moment, right here; at an Ivy League school, where at least one student has gleaned that while he may enjoy the free speech rights guaranteed by the Constitution, it doesn’t apply to conservative thinkers. There’s plenty to be said about this op-ed in The Daily Princetonian, but it’s best to let the student, Ryan Born, dig his own grave:

Obama ‘Dreamer’ Murders High School Girl

Obama ‘Dreamer’ Murders High School Girl: Another sickening crime by an illegal alien has taken the life of an 18-year-old high school student.  In Greenville, South Carolina, the body of Dianna Martinez-Gonzalez, an 11th grader at Greenville High School, was found in some woods about 300 yards from a roadway near a dam. She was found with a gunshot wound to the head after her friend made a “frantic” call to police.

President Trump Delivers Remarks to the 2017 Values Voter Summit

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Greek Food Festival Coming Oct. 20-21-22 to Reading, PA


Dr. Seuss in the Crosshairs

Dr. Seuss in the Crosshairs: Librarian's treatment of the First Lady's gift of the beloved children's books is not an anomaly.

Twitter Bans Pro-Life Campaign Ad

Twitter Bans Pro-Life Campaign Ad: A right-wing tweet is taking some heat: Twitter—which promotes itself as an open forum for expression—wants to ensure that some ideas remain unexpressed. The online news and social networking service has banned Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn’s political advertisement referencing an indictment of Planned Parenthood.

Project Veritas Undercover at NYT: Anti-Trump Gatekeepers Push Agenda to Front Page

Project Veritas Undercover at NYT: Anti-Trump Gatekeepers Push Agenda to Front Page: James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is back as promised with another exposé of a major media outlet. This time it’s The New York Times. After a successful takedown of CNN, the American Pravda series is back with undercover journalists inside the Gray Lady, discovering the same thing as it did the first time around: the media is wholly biased to a leftist agenda.

The Midnight Ride of Hillary Revere


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Into The Great Wide Open ... RIP Tom Petty


The Anti-Trump Resistance is Funded by Ford, Kellog and Soros

The Anti-Trump Resistance is Funded by Ford, Kellog and Soros

Trump Brings Comfort to Puerto Rico

Trump Brings Comfort to Puerto Rico: “We saved a lot of lives.”

Twitter Blows Up With Racism From the Left

Twitter Blows Up With Racism From the Left: According to American leftists today, there is no greater racial truth than this: white men are evil. Thusly, Twitter has lit up with the preaching of the Gospel over the last several hours since Sunday night’s mass murder in Las Vegas.  The side of the political aisle purporting to eschew racism responded to news of Stephen Paddock’s European ethnicity like Pavlov’s dog:  upon hearing news of the killer’s race, the watery-mouthed pundits couldn’t wait to tear into white meat. Huffinton Post blogger Amanda Mancino-Williams posted this stunning message:

Former Abortion Workers Expose the 'Predatory Money-Making Machine'

Former Abortion Workers Expose the 'Predatory Money-Making Machine': Abortion is a business, and Planned Parenthood makes sure that business is booming. This, according to four women participating in a webcast set to air October 9th which exposes the greedy, exploitative nature of abortion clinics in general and Planned Parenthood in particular. The women—two former Planned Parenthood managers, a former training manager, and a former nurse at a women’s clinic—affirmed that the goal of Planned Parenthood is to perform as many abortions as possible.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Football Fans Are Taking A Knee Too


West Point Grad Shows Support for Communism, Kaepernick

West Point Grad Shows Support for Communism, Kaepernick: A picture posted to social media has left the military community baffled. It shows West Point graduate, Second Lt. Spenser Rapone throwing up a fist in uniform and showing the inside of his cap, which reads, “Communism will win.” The picture is hastagged #VeteransForKaepernic, in support of the former 49ers quarterback.

DirecTV Offering Refunds on NFL Packages Over Anthem Protests

DirecTV Offering Refunds on NFL Packages Over Anthem Protests: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that satellite cable provider DirecTV is allowing “at least some customers” to cancel subscriptions to its NFL Sunday Ticket package as long as they cite the anthem protests as a reason.

Maddow Immediately Dethroned as Hannity Takes Helm at Fox News

Maddow Immediately Dethroned as Hannity Takes Helm at Fox News: Rachel Maddow has been the queen of political talk over at MSNBC, earning higher-than-ever ratings because of several shakeups over at Fox News. But it took Fox only one night to dethrone her by debuting Sean Hannity in the 9 p.m. slot on Monday evening. Mediate reports:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Poll Shows Democrats are the New Socialist Party

New Poll Shows Democrats are the New Socialist Party

College Students Clueless on First Amendment

College Students Clueless on First Amendment, Think Violence Against Opposing Ideas Acceptable: A new survey published by The Brookings Institution sheds a very dark light on the minds of today’s college student when it comes to free speech and perceptions of what is, and isn’t, covered under the First Amendment. Senior Fellow John Villasenor explains the study:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MSM vs TRUMP BASE


1 in 3 Male College Students Supports Violence Against Offensive Speakers

1 in 3 Male College Students Supports Violence Against Offensive Speakers

Trump's Stand at the UN for America

Trump's Stand at the UN for America: A bold call for freedom and a stern warning to its enemies.

Why Obama Really Spied on Trump

Why Obama Really Spied on Trump: Obama had to spy on Trump to protect himself.

Zuckerberg Shut Down Anonymous Facebook Employees Group that Attracted Conservatives

Zuckerberg Shut Down Anonymous Facebook Employees Group that Attracted Conservatives: Business Insider is reporting that an anonymous Facebook group was shut down by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in late 2016 because it attracted many conservative voices that often discussed Donald Trump and debated Black Lives Matter.

‘Alt-Right’ Gets an Official Entry in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

‘Alt-Right’ Gets an Official Entry in Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Well, it’s official: “Alt-right” is now in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, along with over 250 other modern words and phrases.

President Trump Gives Historic Speech to United Nations General Assembly

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

How dare you wear that offensive shirt to school ...


5 More Reasons Ending DACA Was the Right Call

5 More Reasons Ending DACA Was the Right Call: Facts you've never heard from the mainstream media.

Hillary Now Blames Women for Crushing Defeat

Hillary Blames Women for Crushing Defeat: In her new book What Happened, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton places the blame for her political demise squarely where she believes it belongs: on other people. According to Breitbart, the wife of two-time POTUS Bill plants particular responsibility for her crushing loss on the shoulders of American women.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Associated Press Refers to Illegal Immigrants as 'Undocumented Citizens'

George Orwell would be proud. If there was any doubt The Associated Press was in the tank for the radical left, look no further.

Associated Press Refers to Illegal Immigrants as 'Undocumented Citizens'

Worst. Summer Movie Season. Ever.

Worst. Summer Movie Season. Ever. - Washington Free Beacon

Spin the Wheel of Fake News


Backlash: Anti-Trump ‘American Horror Story’ Draws Smallest Audience Yet

Backlash: Anti-Trump ‘American Horror Story’ Draws Smallest Audience Yet: The numbers are in for the premiere of season seven of American Horror Story: Cult and it’s not good news for the franchise. It would appear that a story line which makes President Trump the boogeyman didn’t fly in Trump’s America. Deadline reported:

20,000 Illegally Voted in 2016 Election in Chicago, New Hampshire

20 Thousand Illegally Voted in 2016 Election in Chicago, New Hampshire: Reports of voter fraud have cropped up after investigations into the 2016 election, and both Chicago and New Hampshire have some explaining to do.

Anti-Trump Congressman Charlie Dent is not seeking re-election

It appears there will be one less anti-Trump member in the House if Republicans can hold this Pennsylvania Congressional seat in 2018. Just days after a Republican Pennsylvania state representative announced plans to challenge Congressman Charlie Dent in a primary race, Dent announced he will not run for another term in 2018. Dent liked to think of himself as a "moderate" Republican, but critics had another term for him: RINO.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent not seeking re-election | Reading Eagle - NEWS: The GOP lawmaker from Lehigh County represents part of Berks County.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

President Trump and The First Lady Participate in a Visit at Hurricane Harvey

President Trump's Weekly Address on Harvey Recovery Efforts

Homeland Security Makes it Official: Antifa ‘Domestic Terrorists’

Homeland Security Makes it Official: Antifa ‘Domestic Terrorists’: Put this in the “it’s about time” file. The Department of Homeland Security has officially deemed Antifa a domestic terror organization. Politico learned of this classification from obtaining confidential documents from the law enforcement community. Politico reports: Since well before the Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly, DHS has been issuing warnings about the growing likelihood of lethal violence between the left-wing anarchists and right-wing white supremacist and nationalist groups.

Google Censoring More Conservative and Christian Content

Google Censoring More Conservative and Christian Content

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What Unites Our Nation


Hillary Charging Big Bucks to Tell You What Went Wrong

Hillary Charging Big Bucks to Tell You What Went Wrong: The Clintons never squander an opportunity to capitalize on anything and everything. Not that you needed her to tell you (again) one of her contrived excuses for why she lost the 2016 presidential election, but Hillary Clinton is happy to do so -- for a price.

Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Harvey Victims: 'There Are No Politics in Eight Feet of Water'

Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Harvey Victims: 'There Are No Politics in Eight Feet of Water': At least some people in Hollywood don't exploit a tragedy in the name of politics.  Actress Sandra Bullock is a class act, and not only for the fact that she's donating $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but because she understands that there is no room for political agendas when human life is at stake.  'There are no politics in eight feet of water,' Bullock told People Magazine. 'There are human beings in eight feet of water.' Indeed.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Climatologist, Former NASA Scientist: ‘Houston Flood Not Sign of Climate Change’

Climatologist, Former NASA Scientist: ‘Houston Flood Not Sign of Climate Change’: Houston is underwater after being slammed with rain brought to shore by Hurricane Harvey. Officials say it could be weeks before the roads are traversable. While the mainstream media and other alarmists are eagerly pegging human-caused global warming on the rising waters, others are saying, 'Not so fast.'

Unhinged Professor Suggests Texans Deserved Harvey For Supporting Trump

Professor Suggests Texans Deserved Harvey For Supporting Trump: A University of Tampa professor grotesquely suggested on Twitter Sunday that Texans deserved Hurricane Harvey because they vote Republican.   'I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,' Professor Ken Storey wrote. 'Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.' Campus Reform captured the disdainful tweets:

Facebook Threatens to Ban Conservative Sites If They Disagree With the Left

Facebook Threatens to Ban Conservative Sites If They Disagree With the Left

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Over $6 Million In Social Security Benefits Stolen From Bank Accounts

Over $6 Million In Social Security Benefits Stolen From Bank Accounts

Nine Months Later, NBC News Still Stunned, Still Analyzing How Hillary Lost

NBC News Still Stunned, Still Analyzing How Hillary Lost: It’s been nine months since Donald Trump was elected president and NBC News still can’t believe it. Like Hillary Clinton herself, they are still wondering exactly what happened on that fateful November day.

Far Left Reaches the End of Its Rope


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Personal Income in Majority of States Grew In First Quarter of 2017

After the morass of eight years of economic stagnation under Barack Obama, the US economy is moving forward under President Trump. Imagine what would happen if the do-nothing Congress would repeal Obamacare and enact tax reform.

Personal Income in Majority of States Grew In First Quarter of 2017

ICE Busts 36 Sex Offender Criminal Aliens in Sanctuary City of Long Island

ICE Busts 36 Sex Offender Criminal Aliens in Sanctuary City of Long Island: As part of Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Alien Removal), a 10-day operation that ended on August 3, Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested 32 criminal aliens previously convicted of sex crimes in the sanctuary jurisdiction of Long Island, New York. Welcome to Trump's America.

Monday, August 07, 2017

New England Colleges Dominate Top 20 ‘Most Liberal’ Student Bodies

New England Colleges Dominate Top 20 ‘Most Liberal’ Student Bodies: A new survey ranks the 20 “most liberal” student bodies at U.S. colleges today.

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Mad Max


DOJ Releases 400-Plus Pages of Lynch-Clinton Meeting Emails – After Comey FBI Said No Records Existed

DOJ Releases 400-Plus Pages of Lynch-Clinton Meeting Emails – After Comey's FBI Said No Records Existed: The Department of Justice on Friday released 413 pages of emails related to a controversial private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation into then-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails. The FBI earlier said such records did not exist.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

From the folks who brought you Obamacare ...


W. Virginia governor switches parties, Republicans now control majority of states

When was the last time a sitting governor switched political parties?
This is the biggest political story in the country today. And the MSM
ignores the story? The Fake News networks have taken another giant step
to oblivion.

W. Virginia governor switches parties, Republicans now control majority of states: West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is now a Republican, he officially announced at a rally for President Donald Trump. The ex-Democrat has just tipped the scales to give the GOP control of 26 state legislatures and governorships.

Obama's IRS 'misled' Obamacare customers: Audit

Obama's IRS 'misled' Obamacare customers: Audit

Al Gore's Home Uses 21 Times More Energy Than Average American Family

Al Gore's Home Uses 21 Times More Energy Than Average American Family

Democrats Forgo Stall Tactics, Senate Confirms 65 Trump Nominees

Democrats Forgo Stall Tactics, Senate Confirms 65 Trump Nominees

Poll: More Americans Consider Islamic State a Major Threat (74%) Than Climate Change (56%)

Poll: More Americans Consider Islamic State a Major Threat (74%) Than Climate Change (56%): ...

Monday, July 31, 2017

GUEST COLUMN: Pa. Taxpayers Lose Again

By Lowman S. Henry
Columnist


There is a lot of wailing and rending of garments these days over the hyper partisan atmosphere in both Harrisburg and in Washington, D.C.   Conventional wisdom holds that if Republicans and Democrats would just work together we could solve the problems confronting our state and nation.

But there is ample evidence that when Republicans and Democrats do work together the outcome is worse than no action at all. The recent collusion between the parties in the Pennsylvania Senate to pass a revenue plan to fund the 2017-18 state budget is a prime example.

So, let's pull back the curtain and take a look at how elected officials from both parties work together to preserve their own political careers at the expense of taxpayers.

In theory Republicans stand for smaller, less intrusive government and for fiscal responsibility. Were that actually true the debate in Harrisburg over how to balance the budget would be focused on cost-savings and spending reductions. Instead, leaders of both parties in the state Senate have focused solely on what taxes to increase and on an even more irresponsible course of action - borrowing from future revenues to cover current expenses.

The GOP holds 34 of 50 seats in the Pennsylvania Senate. That is a veto-proof majority that again - in theory - should be able to pass a fiscally responsible state budget. The sordid truth is that Harrisburg is not divided by political party, but rather is governed by an incumbent party dedicated first and foremost to political self-preservation putting up a united front against taxpayers and job creators.

Thus that 34-seat Republican majority was rendered irrelevant when leaders of both parties went behind closed doors to craft a revenue package. What emerged was a toxic cocktail of tax hikes that would harm businesses such as gas drillers by implementing a severance tax; and add to the burden of homeowners by hiking taxes on gas and electric bills. Oh, and that wasn't enough to sate the appetites of the big spenders - they approved borrowing hundreds of millions from future tobacco settlement revenue meaning our children and grand-children will get to share in the pain.

When the final vote was held the revenue package passed 26-24. How the Senate got to that number is the truly disgusting part of the story. There is an old saying that you should never watch sausage or legislation being made. But we will. If all Democrats had voted for the revenue package it would only have taken 10 Republicans to craft a majority. But 14 Republicans went astray.

Why?

The goal was to provide political cover to four Democrats in competitive districts.   It is all about incumbent protection. Party leaders conspired to determine who would vote for and who would vote against the bill. Those Republicans and Democrats voting for higher taxes and massive borrowing all represent "safe" seats because they are relatively immune to serious electoral competition.

A few Republican Senators who actually favored the bill, but who would face conservative primary challenges if they voted for higher taxes were given a "pass" to vote against the plan. Those Republicans representing more moderate districts and less likely to face a serious primary challenge voted for the tax plan. Likewise Democrats deemed vulnerable to a tax vote were also given a "pass."

So everyone wins - except We the Taxpayer.

And, of course, "leadership" of both parties all voted for the revenue package on the mistaken belief that they have to be "responsible" and provide revenue to fund a state government beset by out-of-control spending.   Real leadership and a truly responsible course of action would have been to craft a budget that spends within our means rather than go looking for every way possible to wring more tax dollars from Pennsylvania's working families, senior citizens and small businesses.

The bottom line: the Senate's revenue plan vote was nothing more than business-as-usual backroom Harrisburg politics of the type that cynically preserves incumbents at taxpayer expense.

Remember that the next time you hear someone crying out for "bi-partisan cooperation."

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