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Saturday, April 29, 2017

President Trump: First 100 days in office 'most successful in US history'

Professor Offended by Student Reading Bible, Calls Department Chair to Make Him Stop

Professor Offended by Student Reading Bible, Calls Department Chair to Make Him Stop: A history professor at Northern Arizona University was triggered by seeing a student reading his Bible in the few minutes before class started and called a department head in to force him to stop. Campus Reform published the audio of the conversation.

Students despise Obama policies ... when credited to Trump

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Anti-Free Speech Movement

The Anti-Free Speech Movement: UC Berkeley’s gravediggers of freedom.

Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump

Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump: As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative. The networks largely ignored important national priorities such as jobs and the fight against ISIS, in favor of a news agenda that has been dominated by anti-Trump controversies and which closely matches what would be expected from an opposition party.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Arrests of illegal criminals jumps 250% in one week

Arrests of illegal criminals jumps 250% in one week: As promised, immigration police have expanded their campaign to deport illegals with criminal records, announcing the seizure of 368 illegals in seven states and Washington, D.C. That nearly a 250 percent increase over the 106 announced a week earlier. The biggest seizures by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were in Texas, but they made arrests as far north as Wyoming. What's more, they targeted members of the violent MS-13 gang and illegals charged with sex crimes against kids. In one five-day campaign around Virginia and Washington, 82 illegals from 26 countries were arrested. ICE described them this way: Of the 82 individuals arrested, 68 had previous criminal convictions for crimes like armed robbery, larceny and drug distribution. Of the remaining 14, two had ties to the MS-13 street gang; two had outstanding final orders of removal; three had overstayed their visas; one was wanted by a foreign law enforcement entity; one was a verified human rights violator and two had pending local charges. The remainder had unlawfully entered the United States in violation of U.S. immigration laws.

Half of all federal arrests are immigration-related, 61% non-citizens

Justice: Half of all federal arrests are immigration-related, 61% non-citizens: Immigration crimes, including illegal border crossings, now account for half of all arrests by federal agents, a doubling in just 11 years, according to the Justice Department. Newly analyzed Bureau of Justice Statistics also show that 61 percent of those arrested are non-citizens. And, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the numbers, arrests for other top crimes — weapons, drugs, fraud and parole violations — have dropped.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Blame Game


High School Journalists Discover New Principal Had Fake Credentials

High School Journos Discover New Principal Had Fake Credentials: A newly-hired principal at Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Kansas, was forced to resign from her promised $93,000 per year job after student journalists found out her credentials were fake. “She was going to be the head of our school, and we wanted be assured that she was qualified and had the proper credentials,” Trina Paul, one of the reporters from the school’s paper, said. “We stumbled on some things that most might not consider legitimate credentials.”

Pennsylvania GOP Leaders Gather for Gorsuch

On the eve of Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation vote to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republican leaders in Pennsylvania gathered in Harrisburg to show their support.


From the Republican Party of Pennsylvania:

HARRISBURG  Earlier today, GOP leaders Val DiGiorgio and Dave Feidt participated in Pennsylvania’s Gather For Gorsuch held in the State Capitol Rotunda. Their on-the-record statements from the event can be found below:


"Senate Democrats — including Bob Casey — are thwarting the will of the majority. Pennsylvanians have had enough of Senator Casey's obstructionism and hypocrisy. Keystone State voters chose President Trump to pick the next Supreme Court Justice, and by nominating Judge Gorsuch he picked a proven mainstream conservative. 

"In joining Senate Democrats in their partisan filibuster of Judge Gorsuch, Senator Casey has made a decision to engage in political grandstanding instead of doing what's in the best interest of his constituents. Pennsylvania voters will remember this obstructionist approaching to governing and hold him accountable at the ballot box in 2018.”

— Val DiGiorgio, Chairman, Republican Party of Pennsylvania

“Judge Neil Gorsuch has earned praise from leaders on both sides of the aisle. Most notably, he has earned the unanimous support of the American Bar Association. As a lawyer myself, I understand the significance of receiving unanimous support of the Bar Association — it is truly a testament to his credentials. 
"Unfortunately, Senate Democrats including Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey, have decided to toss credentials aside in favor of petty partisan politics. Senator Casey is standing with the far left of his Party in opposition to Judge Gorsuch simply because 'he isn’t their guy.’"

— Dave Feidt, Chairman, Republican Party of Dauphin County

Saturday, April 01, 2017

ICE Report Refutes Argument That Sanctuary Cities Aren't a Problem

ICE Report Refutes Argument That Sanctuary Cities Aren't a Problem: According to the Daily Caller, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement report subverts the argument that sanctuary cities aren’t a problem because they shield only non-violent illegal immigrants.

Tony Phyrillas columns archived at WebCommentary

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I had a nice run as a columnist for The Mercury, winning several state and national awards, but as my responsibilities at the newspaper expanded, I had less time to write.

Many of the columns I wrote between 2005 and 2012 can be accessed at WebCommentary.com 

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WaPo Fact Check: Democrats Lying to Delay Gorsuch Confirmation

WaPo Fact Check: Democrats Lying to Delay Gorsuch Confirmation: The Washington Post doesn’t get it right most of the time, but it’s much appreciated when they do. In its latest Fact Checker release, the Post reveals that the Democrats have been lying in order to delay the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, by repeating a “false talking point.”

President Trump makes the case for confirmation of Judge Gorsuch

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Democrats Reek of Hypocrisy on Filibustering Neil Gorsuch

Poll: Even Children Don't Put Trust In News Organizations

Poll: Even Children Don't Put Trust In News Organizations: Jennifer Harper at The Washington Times reported “Distrust of the news media starts early. A new survey finds that only a quarter of American children say they actually trust the news media. 'Only one in four children (25 percent) puts a lot of trust in the information they receive from news organizations, just a little more than the percent who put a lot of trust in the information they get from their friends.'

Poll: 13% Of Illegal Aliens Admit To Being Registered To Vote

Poll: 13% Of Illegal Aliens Admit To Being Registered To Vote – PATDOLLARD

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Democrats Declare Victory


$540,701,000,000: U.S. Property Taxes Hit Record in 2016

$540,701,000,000: U.S. Property Taxes Hit Record in 2016: (CNSNews.com) —
Americans paid a record $540,701,000,000 in property taxes to state and
local governments in fiscal 2016, according to the U.S. Census
Bureau.That was up $16,748,620,000 — or about 3.2 percent — from $523,952,380,000 in property taxes (in constant 2016 dollars) that state and local governments collected in fiscal 2015.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Study: Over 2 Hours of Social Media Creates 'Social Isolation'

Study: Over 2 Hours of Social Media Creates 'Social Isolation': Binge on social media for over two hours and face the coldness of social media, says a new study by Brian A. Primack of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health. According to Primack, social media may not be forging the connections people initially thought, leading to a state of social isolation in young adults that use it excessively.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hillary Sighting


Lying Donna Brazile Now Admits She Sent Debate Question to Clinton Campaign

Lying Donna Brazile Now Admits She Sent Debate Question to Clinton Campaign: Former Democratic National Convention interim chair Donna Brazile has finally admitted she sent a debate question to Hillary Clinton’s campaign prior to a CNN debate last year. Brazile wrote in TIME magazine:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' Live on Stage in Mount Penn, Pa.


Tired of all the snow? Escape for a few hours "Under The Sea" with Antietam High School's production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" live on stage this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Mount Penn, Pa. Three performances: Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, at 7 PM, and Sunday, March 19, at 2 PM, in the Mount Penn Primary Center Auditorium, 201 N. 25th St., Mount Penn, PA 19606 (across from the Mount Penn Municipal Building). Tickets at the door are $12 per person. Tickets can also be ordered in advance online for $10 per person ($8.00 for Senior Citizens and Students) at the following site: https://sites.google.com/site/antietammusicalproductions/

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ONE FOR THE GIPPER ...


Study: 4-in-5 Oklahoma City Students Can't Read a Clock

Study: 4-in-5 Oklahoma City Students Can't Read a Clock: Further proof that the end is nigh: a new study reveals that almost no child in Oklahoma City between the ages of 6 and 12 can read a clock. 'Yeah, I was super surprised,' said Caitlin Carnes, who works for the Boys & Girls Club at Santa Fe South Elementary. 'When I was growing up that was something that we learned. I don't know if that makes me old or not.'

If You Missed Tucker's Coverage Of Maddow's Trump Taxes Screw Up, Watch ...

Monday, March 13, 2017

How Israel Transformed Itself into a High-Tech Military Powerhouse

How Israel Transformed Itself into a High-Tech Military Powerhouse: New book by Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot recounts the amazing military journey of the Jewish State.

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Harvard University's 'Fake News' List Only Includes Conservative Sites

Anyone surprised? A far-left campus list of "fake news" sites includes some of the most prominent conservative websites that offer an alternative to the liberal-dominated MSM.

TruthRevolt Makes University's 'Fake News' Warning List: Normally it’s our site which hands out “awards” for the most biased news, but this time TruthRevolt is a recipient.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

A National Holiday for Nancy Pelosi?

Wednesday's 'A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN EVENT' kinda fizzled out, but here's something we can all get behind ... courtesy of illustrator Vicki Rhodier.

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Democrats' Obsession


Poll: Majority of Americans Turned Off By Media's Negative Trump Coverage

Poll: Majority of Americans Turned Off By Media's Negative Trump Coverage: Be it out of ignorance, or sheer arrogance, mainstream media continue to ignore the fact that they've lost the trust of the American people. A new IBD/TIPP poll reveals that 55% of the public have grown 'weary from the media's persistently negative coverage of President Trump.'

Definitive Proof: Conservatives Can't Trust Snopes Anymore

I've always been suspicious of these so-called "fact-checking" sites. If you look closely, you'll find liberal organizations fund them and they tend to push a far-left agenda in their "fact-finding."

From TruthRevolt.com:

Definitive Proof: Conservatives Can't Trust Snopes Anymore: Recently, these remarks by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson caused liberals to break out into hives: That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

CNN Hires Non-Journalist to Cover Justice Dept. — And It's Valerie Jarrett's Daughter

CNN Hires Non-Journalist to Cover DoJ — It's Valerie Jarrett's Daughter: Last September, CNN stealth-hired Laura Jarrett — the daughter of President Obama’s closest advisor and confidante, Valerie Jarrett. The news network only made the hire public in January. Hiring her is suspect for many reasons, but mostly because Laura Jarrett is not a journalist, and yet she is in charge of covering the Department of Justice.

President Trump on Rebuilding America's Armed Forces

Monday, February 27, 2017

Poll: Majority of Americans Think Media Treating Trump Unfairly

Poll: Majority of Americans Think Media Treating Trump Unfairly

Hollywood Makes a Fool of Itself on Oscar Night


































After spending 4 hours mocking President Trump, Hollywood nitwits at the Oscars announce the wrong Best Picture winner. Who's laughing now?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Donald Trump rallies conservatives at CPAC 2017

The Ten Worst Cases Of 'Very Fake News'

The Ten Worst Cases Of 'Very Fake News': A lying press is the enemy of the people.

Trump Hit With 33 'Fake News' Stories So Far ... One a Day

Washington Examiner: Trump Hit With 33 'Fake News' Stories, 1 a Day: The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard has compiled a list of  33 “fake news” stories -- at least one per day -- from the mainstream media aimed at undermining President Donald Trump’s administration. According to Newsbusters, Bedard reported that

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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KellyAnne Conway Speaks on Motherhood, Feminism and Trump at CPAC 2017

Dana Loesch at CPAC 2017: The Face of the NRA

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Poll: Hispanics Support Trump's Deportations & Defunding Sanctuary Cities

Poll: Hispanics Support Trump's Deportations & Defunding Sanctuary Cities: Well, well, well. According to a new poll from Secure America Now, Hispanic voters support President Trump taking action on deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records and punishing the approximately 300 sanctuary cities for protecting undocumented criminals.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Sen. Chuck Schumer Given 'Porker of the Year' Award by Watchdog Group

Chuck Schumer Given 'Porker of the Year' Award

University Stops Formation of Campus Conservative Group Because Leftist Students 'Feel Unsafe'

University Stops Formation of Campus Conservative Group Because Leftist Students 'Feel Unsafe': The Daily Caller reports that the student senate at Santa Clara University rejected a petition by Turning Point USA, a conservative activism group, to form a campus chapter. The reason? Opponents of the group complained that having a conservative group on campus would make them feel “unsafe.”

Saturday, February 04, 2017

70% of Voters Distrust the Media

Good News: 70% of Voters Distrust the Media: A majority of voters now recognize the implicit bias in the news media and more of them reject its influence, according to a new MRC/YouGov poll. Surveyed were 2,006 voters who give concrete evidence that the mainstream media is under fire for its role in trying to manipulate elections. Here are the results:

Weekly Address: President Trump Touts Judge Gorsuch, Marks Black History Month

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Going After the Roots of Terrorism


Democrats Were For SCOTUS Pick Neil Gorsuch Before They Were Against Him

Democrats Were For SCOTUS Pick Neil Gorsuch Before They Were Against Him: Democrats are scrambling for any way to hurt the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The media is attacking his mom and Nancy Pelosi is fear-mongerer number one, telling Jake Tapper on Tuesday night that “he’s not your guy” if you care about breathing clean air and stuff.

Trump on CNN: 'I Don’t Like Watching Fake News’

Trump on CNN: 'I Don’t Like Watching Fake News’: At a meeting with community leaders to discuss the start of Black History month, President Trump set the room in stitches when he mentioned fake news and CNN in the same sentence. The president has come out swinging and he isn’t afraid to accuse the networks of producing fake news and treating Republicans different from Democrats when reporting. And so he did in this circumstance which wasn’t all about the state of journalism, but it never hurts to remind everyone what we’re dealing with.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

$181 Billion in costly Obama regulations frozen by Trump, more coming

$181 billion in Obama regulations frozen, more coming: President Trump, moving fast to freeze and stop last minute regulations jammed through by former President Obama, has already stopped rules that would have cost businesses and taxpayers $181 billion. According to a new analysis, Trump's actions began on Inauguration Day and had the added benefit of saving 5.5 million hours in paperwork. American Action Forum's Sam Batkins said, It is standard operating procedure for a new president to take stock of the existing regulatory landscape. What was extraordinary was that the previous administration had $181 billion in regulatory burdens, 16 billion-dollar rules, and millions of hours of new paperwork pending in the system. It's unlikely the regulatory freeze lasts for longer than a few months, but it's a certainty that the administration will scrutinize all pending major rules and determine those that adequately protect public health and safety and those that could harm economic growth.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump's Inauguration

Gallup: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or George W. Bush

47.9%: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or Bush: (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama had an average approval rating of 47.9 percent during his time in office ...

Anti-Trump AP Throwing a Temper Tantrum Over Losing Its Press Briefing Priority

Is AP Throwing a Temper Tantrum Over Losing Its Press Briefing Priority?: Since last decade, it's been White House tradition that the press secretary typically calls on an Associated Press reporter to ask the first question at briefings. Trump administration Press Secretary Sean Spicer has not selected AP for the first question at either of his first two briefings, and numerous press outlets have noted that avoidance. It's more than fair to ask, given the tone of the AP's Trump administration coverage so far this week, whether the wire service's reporters are now carrying a horribly unprofessional grudge, causing them to become even more hostile in their reporting than they were during the 2016 election campaign and the presidential transition.

Report: 'Substantial Evidence' Over 1 Million Illegal Aliens Voted in 2016

Report: 'Substantial Evidence' Over a Million Illegal Aliens Voted in 2016: Voter fraud in America is a bigger problem than many want to admit. Media figures, politicians, your average Democrat -- all say there’s nothing to worry about. And when someone brings up the concern that millions are voting illegally, they’re written off as paranoid.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Shortest Honeymoon Ever


Journalist: Media's Refusal To Vet Obama Cuts Credibility On Trump

Mollie Hemingway: Media's Refusal To Vet Obama Cuts Credibility On Trump: Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemmingway joined Fox News's 'Media Buzz' on Sunday to talk about the White House's war against the press.

After Decrying Fake News, Journalists Are Still Binging On Fake News

After Decrying Fake News, Journalists Are Still Binging On Fake News: After spending weeks bemoaning the rise of 'fake news,' journalists have chosen to double down with fake news of their own.

Friday, January 20, 2017

It's Official: Trump Nation


Day 1: All Mentions of Climate Change Deleted from White House Website

All Mentions of Climate Change Deleted from White House Website: Within hours of Donald Trump's presidency, all mentions of so-called 'climate change' have been deleted from the White House website. The era of Trump has officially arrived. Here's what the left has to say about all this:

NY Post Front Page: Don Of A New Day


INSPIRATIONAL: Jon Voight Donald Trump Inaugural Welcome Speech

The Community Organizer's Work Is Done


The Journey Begins ... Donald J. Trump


Poll: 28% of federal workers say they might quit or retire because of Trump

GovExec poll: 28 percent of fed workers say they might quit or retire because of Trump: According to a new poll conducted by GovExec.com and the independent Government Business Council, 28 percent of federal workers say they are or at least might be considering leaving the federal service because of Donald Trump's election. This is actually up from 25 percent who said the same in February when asked about the possibility that Trump might be elected. Fourteen percent said that yes, they are considering it, and the same share said maybe they are. Of this combined 28 percent, just over half said they are eligible for retirement and [might] retire earlier than planned, meaning they might be serious about this.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Kellyanne Conway to Speak at 'March for Life'

Kellyanne Conway to Speak at 'March for Life': The very pro-life and very Catholic Kellyanne Conway, who will also serve as Trump's counselor, will be speaking at the 43rd Annual March for Life this month. 'But women can't be pro-life,' feminists say. Mrs. Conway would very much like to disagree.

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Ted Cruz Awesomely Rebuts Democrat Smears Against Jeff Sessions

Memory of lost Cyprus home haunts 3 generations

Memory of lost Cyprus home haunts 3 generations: Turkish invasion was in response to Athens-inspired coup seeking union with Greece that had triggered concern among Turkish Cypriot minority

Friday, January 06, 2017

Record 95,102,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Number Grew 18% Since Obama Took Office in 2009

Record 95,102,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Number Grew 18% Since Obama Took Office in 2009: The government collects payroll taxes from Americans who work, and some of that money is spent on government programs that support people who do not work.

Unity: 73% of Americans Want Trump to Succeed

Unity: 73% of Americans Want Trump to Succeed: Despite claims from Democrats like Michael Moore that 'Trump has no mandate,' a new Rasmussen Reports survey shows that a wide majority of Americans want Trump to succeed.