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Thursday, December 12, 2019

NYT Confirms Obama Admin Used Multiple Spies Against Trump In 2016

NYT Confirms Obama Admin Used Multiple Spies Against Trump In 2016: A bombshell New York Times report on Thursday confirmed that the Obama administration deployed multiple spies against Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

A Pelosi Christmas Story


IG Report Confirms Schiff Memo Media Praised Was Riddled With Lies

IG Report Confirms Schiff Memo Media Praised Was Riddled With Lies: Nearly two years later, the inspector general's report vindicates the Nunes memo while showing that the Schiff memo was riddled with lies.

The Person Of The Year Is Not Greta Thunberg. It's The Hong Kong Protester

The Person Of The Year Is Not Greta Thunberg. It's The Hong Kong Protester: In defiance of the most powerful authoritarian regime in the modern world, the protester in Hong Kong has stood against the authority of Red China with courage and dedication.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Buddy the Elf is Pissed!


Hemingway: Spygate Intel Abuse Is 'Greatest Scandal Of Our Generation'

Hemingway: Spygate Intel Abuse Is 'Greatest Scandal Of Our Generation': Mollie Hemingway said the media was 'utterly humiliated by what came out in this report yesterday,' and should face consequences.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Monday, December 02, 2019

No, Pelosi Won't Be President If Trump And Pence Are Impeached

No, Pelosi Won't Be President If Trump And Pence Are Impeached: By putting ineligible officers into the presidential succession, the Congress in 1947 guaranteed a court fight should a double vacancy ever occur.

Guest Column: Un-Fair Districts PA

By Lowman S. Henry 

A few weeks ago on Election Day I stood outside of my local fire hall which serves as the polling location for our precinct handing out poll cards for our slate of candidates. Mid-morning an older gentleman showed up and posted a sign touting "Fair Districts PA." He then proceeded to ask voters to sign a petition against gerrymandering.
Gerrymandering is the drawing of congressional and/or legislative district lines to benefit one party over another. It is a process almost as old as the republic itself so named after Elbridge Gerry who as Governor of Massachusetts in 1812 signed into law a congressional redistricting plan that included one district which bore a striking resemblance to a salamander, thus giving birth to the term gerrymander.
As are all subjective processes, gerrymandering is in the eye of the beholder.  Over the decades various court rulings have taken the edge off the most egregious abuses of the redistricting process, but to some degree those with the power to draw district lines generally tilt the playing field a bit.
After next year's census the process of redistricting will begin anew.  This constitutionally mandated exercise apportions congressional seats among the states, and then new districts are drawn within the states taking into consideration the population shifts of the previous decade.
Now, of course, most people are at least in theory opposed to gerrymandering so the gentleman at my polls got a few signatures. He did, however, misrepresent the current process as unfair and touted a so-called "fair" alternative, which we will get to shortly.
Is the current process fair? Let me answer that question with another question: Do you believe the process by which a bill becomes law is fair?  Because that is exactly how congressional redistricting is accomplished in Penn's Woods.  Congressional redistricting takes the form of a bill, which must be passed by both houses of the General Assembly and signed by the governor.
That means 253 elected representatives of We the People (our state house and senate members) vote on the bill.  That occurs after the legislation is fully vetted through the committee process, including massive amounts of public input, then debated and voted on in legislative session before going to the governor's desk.
The process is open, transparent, and constitutional. As we approach the 2021 redistricting it is also politically balanced as it is likely the General Assembly will be controlled by Republicans and a Democrat governor will be in office.  In fact, in 2011 - when the GOP controlled both the governor's office and the legislature - the congressional redistricting plan passed the legislature with strong bi-partisan support.
"Fair" Districts PA proposes to ditch that process and replace it with an "independent citizens commission" which would then draw the district lines. So unelected "citizens," or at least those motivated to invest a considerable amount of time and effort, can apply to be on the commission.  
In a bow to identity politics, the applicants would then be "weighted" by racial, gender, and unspecified "demographic diversity."  The proposed change then vests in the Secretary of the Commonwealth, who is a political appointee, the power to select the final pool of candidates.  
Conveniently, the Secretary of the Commonwealth who will be serving in 2021 when the next redistricting occurs will be an appointee of - as the Huffington Post has described him - the most liberal governor in America, Democrat Tom Wolf.  
Further, the "fair" districts proposal would inject an element found in neither the U.S. nor Pennsylvania constitutions - political parties. The "citizens commission" would be mandated to include four Republican "citizens," four Democrat "citizens," and three "citizens" who are either unaffiliated or members of a minor political party.
This lays bare the true goal of "Fair" Districts PA - a hijacking of the redistricting process to solidify the unconstitutional re-gerrymander of districts implemented by Pennsylvania's rogue state Supreme Court in 2018. 
Just as the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has turned out to be anything but affordable, Fair Districts PA has nothing to do with fairness and everything to do with changing the rules of the game to secure partisan political advantage.  

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

Melania Trump gives tour of White House Christmas decor

Wrong Kind of Billionaire for the White House


Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats’ Disasters

Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats’ Disasters: New Census Bureau data shows millennials are increasingly trading cities' urban life for the suburbs and even switching states entirely.

21 Reasons Not To Believe Ford's Claims About Justice Kavanaugh

21 Reasons Not To Believe Ford's Claims About Justice Kavanaugh: The ACLU awarded Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. It is unclear why politicians and pundits still claim to believe her evidence-free claims.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Fake Indian and a Fake Republican


Look who Nancy Pelosi is serving up for Thanksgiving


2018 Democratic Voters Poised To Back Trump Less Than A Year From Election Day

2018 Democratic Voters Poised To Back Trump Less Than A Year From Election Day: New polling earlier this month from the New York Times Upshot with Siena College depict a troubling picture for Democrats a year out from election day.

New Fusion GPS Info Confirms The Special Counsel Probe Was A Hit Job

New Fusion GPS Info Confirms The Special Counsel Probe Was A Hit Job: The renewed focus on the Steele dossier are cementing the case that the special counsel probe served as a taxpayer-funded political hit on President Trump.

How The Media's Impeachment Push Harms Democrats

How The Media's Impeachment Push Harms Democrats: The corporate media simply don't have the power that they once did to control the narrative and control political outcomes. Impeachment proves it.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Wrong neighborhood ...


Democrats wish you would ignore booming Trump economy

While the Democrats are wasting everyone's time with their three-ring Impeachment Circus, the U.S. economy continues at a record-setting pace under President Trump. The S&P 500 has set new highs 23 times this year, closing above 3,100 points for the first time ever. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, now above the 28,000 mark, has set 12 new records so far this year. And the Nasdaq composite has marked 23 new highs this year. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are now up by more than 20% this year, while the Dow is up nearly 19%.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Almost 30 Percent Of All U.S. Circuit Judges Are Now Trump Appointees

Almost Thirty Percent Of All U.S. Circuit Judges Are Now Trump Appointees: Sen. Mitch McConnell's new motto, “Leave no vacancy behind,' has stacked the federal judiciary with young Trump-appointed judges.

That sinking feeling ...


How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment

How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment: The first phase of impeachment did not go well for Democrats. It needed to be a time when support for the inquiry and impeachment grew. Instead, it shrank.

Elizabeth Warren Lies To School Choice Advocate About Sending Her Son To Private School

Elizabeth Warren Lies To School Choice Advocate About Sending Her Son To Private School: During a conversation with Sarah Carpenter, Elizabeth Warren lied, claiming her children went to public schools when one attended a private school.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Adam Schiff's next star witness against President Trump ...

Best Movie I Watched This Week: 'Light of My Life'

Alex Vindman Is Living Proof That The Deep State Exists, And Is Corrupt

Alex Vindman Is Living Proof That The Deep State Exists, And Is Corrupt: Democrats and the Deep State have elevated more policy disagreements to what amounts to an attempted coup. Just listen to Alex Vindman.

This Impeachment Inquiry Is Really About Who Sets U.S. Foreign Policy

This Impeachment Inquiry Is Really About Who Sets U.S. Foreign Policy: If Trump thinks it’s in the national interest to root out corruption in Ukraine and get to the bottom of 2016 election meddling, that’s his prerogative.

Democrats concede 2020 presidential election

The much-hyped Democratic impeachment show is a bust. Some guy overheard a conversation at a restaurant and told somebody else, who told somebody else what he thought he heard. Seriously? This is the Democrats' best evidence? What this really about is the Democrats admitting they can't beat Trump at the ballot box, so they have to cook up this impeachment sham. Pathetic!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

What I Do On My Sundays ...



This is my 15th year of teaching Sunday School at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Reading, Pa. It's my 12th year in the High School classroom, which includes students in ninth through 12th grades and my 11th year as the head teacher. This is our class photo for the 2019-2020 school year. We have four adult teachers who rotate throughout the 36 weeks of Sunday School from September to June.

Doing Dirty Work For Democrats

Facebook, YouTube Erasing Anti-Trump Whistleblower's Name: Facebook and YouTube are removing any content mentioning the alleged anti-Trump whistleblower's name from their platforms.

Michael Bloomberg Is The Answer To A Question Nobody Is Asking

Michael Bloomberg Is The Answer To A Question Nobody Is Asking: Fiscally sound, gun- and soda-grabbing Michael Bloomberg is the presidential candidate nobody wants.

Heard Enough From The Democrats?


Friday, November 08, 2019

Transcript: Taylor Wasn't On July 25 Phone Call, Never Spoke To Trump

Transcript: Taylor Wasn't On July 25 Phone Call, Never Spoke To Trump: A top anti-Trump witness for House Democrats admitted he wasn't on the July 25 phone call and had never even spoken with Trump about Ukraine military aid.

Best Movie I Watched This Week: 'The Professor and the Madman'

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Quid Pro Quo?


Leaked: ABC News Anchor Claims Network Squashed Jeffrey Epstein Story Three Years Ago

Leaked: ABC News Anchor Claims Network Squashed Jeffrey Epstein Story Three Years Ago: In a leaked video, Amy Robach told her producer the network refused to air her exclusive interview with Jeffrey Epstein's accuser three years ago.

Real Talk: Impeachment Is Going Poorly For Democrats And The Media

Real Talk: Impeachment Is Going Poorly For Democrats And The Media: Impeachment is going so poorly for the media and Democrats that 'Meet The Press' host Chuck Todd was forced to broadcast false information to support it.

PA State Rep. Mark Gillen getting a jump on 2020?

Getting a jump on the competition or the handiwork of an overzealous campaign worker?

There were dozens of campaign signs posted outside the Exeter Community Library, which serves as a polling site on Election Day.

The ones that jumped out were for State Rep. Mark Gillen, R-Berks County.

Gillen's name wasn't on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 5, but I spotted at least four orange-and-white campaign signs outside the library urging voters to elect Gillen to the Pennsylvania Legislature.

Problem is state lawmakers in Pennsylvania are elected in even-number years, so Gillen won't be seeking re-election until 2020.

Friday, November 01, 2019

House GOP Fed Up With Crooked Impeachment Inquiry: 'It's A Sham'

House GOP Fed Up With Crooked Impeachment Inquiry: 'It's A Sham': In a press conference Thursday, House GOP members offered a stunning rebuke of a fundamentally unfair so-called impeachment inquiry.

Shall We Dance?


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rules Of The Democrat Impeachment Inquiry Are Stacked Against Trump

Rules Of The Democrat Impeachment Inquiry Are Stacked Against Trump: The Democrat passed rules for impeachment also bar Republican lawmakers from calling witnesses or subpoenaing evidence without prior approval from Democrats

First Common Core Graduates Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years

First Common Core Graduates Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years: The class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years.

Democrat-Only House Majority Rubber Stamps Impeachment, Ignores Bipartisan Opposition

Democrat-Only House Majority Rubber Stamps Impeachment, Ignores Bipartisan Opposition: The resolution provides the framework for how impeachment proceedings will be run in the House, denying Republicans full subpoena powers.

Their creepy and their kooky Mysterious and spooky Their all together ooky ...


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

How The Obama Administration Set In Motion Its Coup Against Trump

How The Obama Administration Set In Motion Its Coup Against Trump: Nunes realized the purpose of Obama’s dossier. 'Devin figured out in December what was going on,' says Langer. 'It was an operation to bring down Trump.'

Monday, October 28, 2019

How America’s Children Became Progressive Political Activists

How America’s Children Became Progressive Political Activists: With so many of our young people emerging as leftist adults, what will our country look like politically a decade from now?

Democrats' Election Bill Allows The Government To Define 'Legitimate News'

Democrats' Election Bill Allows The Government To Define 'Legitimate News': A new bill aimed at deterring foreign interference in our elections would strip Americans of First Amendment rights, and doesn't even address the major issue of 2016 interference.

Why Trump Didn't Tell The Democrats ...


The liberal media keeps spinning ...

In case you haven't figured out yet that The Associated Press is working with the Democratic Party to damage the Trump administration, here's another example of how deceptive the media has gotten in the era of Trump.

Big headline pushed out today by The Associated Press that will run in most newspapers tomorrow makes it look like the robust US economy under President Trump is faltering: "Survey: US business hiring hits 7-year low as sales slow"

But read down into the fifth paragraph of the story and you finally see what the truth is behind the bogus headline: "Hiring may also be slowing because the unemployment rate is at a 50-year low of 3.5%, and many companies are struggling to find enough workers."

Unfortunately, most people tend to read just the headline or the first paragraph of a story.

This is just the latest example of how the AP and the rest of the mainstream media spin stories to reflect negatively on President Trump.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Final Trailer

Why Washington D.C. Compulsively Lies About Donald Trump

Why Washington D.C. Compulsively Lies About Donald Trump: Beltway types still haven't grasped that voters decided long before Trump arrived that standard operating procedure in D.C. is as farcical.

'The Dumbest Generation' Has Gotten Even Dumber 10 Years Later

'The Dumbest Generation' Has Gotten Even Dumber 10 Years Later: A decade after 'The Dumbest Generation' was published, there is much reason for hand-wringing regarding the future of our children and our nation.

What Is The U.S. Doing About The Failed State On Its Southern Border?

What Is The U.S. Doing About The Failed State On Its Southern Border?: A failed state on our southern border just surrendered a drug-lord's son and a whole city to a drug cartel. The president praised the surrender.

Hawley, Blackburn Propose Moving 90% Of Bureaucracy Jobs Out Of DC

Hawley, Blackburn Propose Moving 90% Of Bureaucracy Jobs Out Of DC: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have proposed new legislation to move 90 percent of federal agency jobs out of Washington DC.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard Breaks With Democrats During Debate, Brands Trump Impeachment 'Divisive'

Tulsi Gabbard Breaks With Democrats During Debate, Brands Trump Impeachment 'Divisive': “If impeachment is driven by these hyper-partisan interests, it will only further divide an already terribly divided country,” Gabbard said.

Why Democrats Should Be Worried Elizabeth Warren Is The Frontrunner

Why Democrats Should Be Worried Elizabeth Warren Is The Frontrunner: Elizabeth Warren’s inability or unwillingness to answer questions about the cost of her major policy ideas is going to be a problem for Democrats.

Diplomat Testified Obama Admin Orchestrated Ukraine Prosecutor's Ouster

Diplomat Testified Obama Admin Orchestrated Ukraine Prosecutor's Ouster: A top U.S. diplomat testified yesterday that the Obama admin orchestrated the ouster of the Ukraine prosecutor investigating a Biden-connected company.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Only Voters Can Stop The Impeachment Cycle From Further Escalating

Only Voters Can Stop The Impeachment Cycle From Further Escalating: The first electoral cycle is that of presidential impeachments; the second is that of Supreme Court nominations. Soon the two cycles may intersect.

Best Movie I Watched This Week: 'Anna'

Monday, October 14, 2019

Can You Guess Who I'm Voting For?


New FISA Court Opinion Reveals More Illegal FBI Spying On Americans

New FISA Court Opinion Reveals More Illegal FBI Spying On Americans: Near-absolute power have corrupted the intelligence community so it now threatens our freedoms and ability to hold elections, says the FISA court.

CNN Whistleblower Reveals Network 'Vendetta' Against Trump, Obsession With Impeachment

CNN Whistleblower Reveals Network 'Vendetta' Against Trump, Obsession With Impeachment: A whistleblower leaked a video in which CNN President Jeff Zucker encourages employees to push the impeachment narrative.

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Point of No Return for Shifty Adam Schiff


6 Ways Salem Witch Trials Were Fairer Than Dems’ Impeachment Inquiry

6 Ways Salem Witch Trials Were Fairer Than Dems’ Impeachment Inquiry: Witches in 1692 knew exactly what law they stood accused of violating because New England witch hunters respected due process more than Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi do.

You Don't Need To Be A Scientist To Be Skeptical Of Climate Alarmism

You Don't Need To Be A Scientist To Be Skeptical Of Climate Alarmism: An ambiguous, unverifiable climate change crisis that only the state has the means or authority to combat is a blank check to power.

Andrew McCarthy Unravels The Real Russia Collusion Narrative

Andrew McCarthy Unravels The Real Russia Collusion Narrative: Andy McCarthy's new book, 'Ball of Collusion,' is a look at how Clinton and Obama weaponized a counterintelligence investigation.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Backstabbers are everywhere ...


Anti-Trump Whistleblower Colluded With House Dems Before Complaint

Anti-Trump Whistleblower Colluded With House Dems Before Complaint: The anti-Trump whistleblower and his CIA colleagues actively colluded with House Democrats before filing a complaint with the inspector general.

It's Not A Crime For Trump To Ask China And Ukraine To Investigate Biden

It's Not A Crime For Trump To Ask China And Ukraine To Investigate Biden: Today the president reiterated that he wants Ukraine and China to investigate Joe Biden. Democrats have not made clear why that is a crime.

According To Hunter Biden, Joe Biden Lied About Ukraine

According To Hunter Biden, Joe Biden Lied About Ukraine: Joe Biden told a reporter that he never discussed his son's overseas business dealings, but Hunter Biden told The New Yorker a different story.

Why The Star Wars Franchise's Decline Is A True Loss For Americans

Why The Star Wars Franchise's Decline Is A True Loss For Americans: To destroy what was perhaps the world’s most valuable cinematic intellectual property in less than five years is admittedly an impressive achievement.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Trump Demanded Accountability Of Nations That Fed Russia Hoax

Trump Demanded Accountability Of Nations That Fed Russia Hoax: President Donald Trump urged the Australian prime minister to work with the Department of Justice to investigate the origins of Russian collusion.

How The Left's Immense Cultural Power Affects Politics

How The Left's Immense Cultural Power Affects Politics: Much of our current divisiveness and polarization stems from the imbalance between the left's media power and the right's political power.

Keeping An Eye on Shifty Adam Schiff


President trumps Democratic rivals in fundraising

Americans are voting with their dollars with an eye toward 2020: The top 3 Democratic White House hopefuls took in a collective $56M over the last three months. President Donald Trump and the GOP raised $125M over the same time period. So much for the corrupt liberal media telling us that support for Trump is waning.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Their Turn: ABC, CBS LIE About ‘Favor’ Trump Asked of Ukraine President



The left-wing media hates President Trump so much they feel compelled to make stuff up. No wonder public trust in the news media is at an all-time low. Trump has been right all along about Fake News.

Their Turn: ABC, CBS LIE About ‘Favor’ Trump Asked of Ukraine President

Anti-Trump John Kasich Surprises CNN's Alisyn Camerota by Pouring Cold Water on Impeachment

John Kasich Surprises CNN's Alisyn Camerota by Pouring Cold Water on Impeachment

Intel Community Secretly Nixed Whistleblower Demand Of First-Hand Info

Intel Community Secretly Nixed Whistleblower Demand Of First-Hand Info: Federal records show the intel community secretly revised a whistleblower complaint form to eliminate the requirement of first-hand knowledge of wrongdoing.

CNN Cut 540 Words To Frame Trump For 'Favor' He Never Requested

CNN Cut 540 Words To Frame Trump For 'Favor' He Never Requested: CNN and other outlets skipped an entire section of the released and unredacted transcript of a phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president.

Congressional Democrats Have No Credibility On Impeachment

Congressional Democrats Have No Credibility On Impeachment: Whatever your opinion of Trump, congressional Democrats have squandered the confidence of the American people, and can’t be trusted with impeachment.

Desperate Democrats Revive Russia Hoax in Ukraine ...


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Since Obamacare, Waiting Lists For Disabled Care Grew 40 Percent

Since Obamacare, Waiting Lists For Disabled Care Grew 40 Percent: Each of the Democrat candidates’ proposals would expand Washington’s role, and sabotage private insurance like Obamacare did.

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Rapid Decline of The New York Times


Media Corruption On Perfect Display In One Washington Post Paragraph

Media Corruption On Perfect Display In One Washington Post Paragraph: Every assertion of this paragraph isn't just wrong, but the opposite of right. In each sentence, Trump is being blamed for things his opponents have done.

Like Russian Collusion, Ukraine Hysteria Is Projection By Dems, Media

Like Russian Collusion, Ukraine Hysteria Is Projection By Dems, Media: The only 2016 campaign that colluded with Russia was Hillary Clinton's, and the only 2020 candidate who bribed Ukraine to fire a prosecutor is Joe Biden.

Unhinged NeverTrumper Suggests Trump Should Be Executed For Ukraine Call

NeverTrumper Suggests Trump Should Be Executed For Ukraine Call: Former Massachusetts Republican governor Bill Weld argued that the president could face execution over a conversation with the Ukrainian president.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Remy: All My Loving (Beatles Parody)

The U.S. Doesn't Need An Afghanistan Deal. We Just Need To Leave

The U.S. Doesn't Need An Afghanistan Deal. We Just Need To Leave: The United States’ top priority should be leaving Afghanistan, not securing a deal that would mostly be a public relations win.

Andrew Yang Has More Support Than Kamala Harris In Her Home State, New Poll Reveals

Andrew Yang Has More Support Than Kamala Harris In Her Home State, New Poll Reveals: A new Emerson poll shows entrepreneur Andrew Yang polling ahead of Kamala Harris in California, Harris' home state.

Until Something Sticks ...


When EU Becomes An Empire, Its Clash With The U.S. Is Inevitable

When EU Becomes An Empire, Its Clash With The U.S. Is Inevitable: 'The world of tomorrow is a world of empires, in which we can only defend your interests in a European framework,' says a key EU leader.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Why Plastic Straws Are Actually Better For The Planet Than Paper Straws

Why Plastic Straws Are Actually Better For The Planet Than Paper Straws: Don't be convinced you're saving Earth by drinking out of a terrible straw. Plastic straws aren't killing the planet, and science can’t stop proving it.

Witnesses Defended Kavanaugh. NYT Authors Falsely Claimed Silence

Witnesses Defended Kavanaugh. NYT Authors Falsely Claimed Silence: A new Atlantic-published excerpt of the book attempts to resurrect Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly's anti-Kavanaugh smears but once again has a major error.

Let's check the menu ...


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Average U.S. FICO Score Hits All-Time High Thanks To Trump Economy

Average U.S. FICO Score Hits All-Time High Thanks To Trump Economy: Americans' average FICO score has hit an all-time high with a reported average national credit score of 706, a score FICO considers 'great.'

Things you find out when you Google yourself

Have you ever Googled yourself? Come on, admit it. Who hasn’t?

My name pops up in a lot of places on the Internet because I work for a newspaper and have been known to write a story or two. Or 5,000 or 6,000 … but who’s counting? I’ve also posted hundreds of my opinion columns online ... way back when I had the time to write columns.

Once in a while, my name pops up in the strangest places. Until recently, I had no idea that I was mentioned in a book.

It wasn’t exactly a best seller, but there I am on page 456 of “Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns” by James Prickette. I gotta hand it to Mr. Prickette for doing extensive research on the actors who appeared in a series of classic 1960s movies directed by the legendary Sergio Leone.

So how do I fit in with Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Sergio Leone? This is where I applaud Mr. Prickette for doing his homework.

I wrote an article way back in 1989 about actor Lee Van Cleef, who died of a heart attack that December at age of 64. While his name may not have been a household word, everyone who has ever watched Westerns will instantly recognize Van Cleef. It’s a face you won't soon forget.

He’s best known for the “Spaghetti Westerns” that were critical and box-office hits in the mid-1960s and made a star out of a little-known TV actor named Clint Eastwood. Van Cleef played Eastwood’s arch-rival in two of the films, “For A Few Dollars More” in 1965 and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” in 1966.

In the latter film, Van Cleef played “the Bad” of the title trio, with Eastwood (“the Good”) and Eli Wallach (“the Ugly”) handling the other two leads.

I wasn’t working for Variety magazine or The Hollywood Reporter at the time of Van Cleef’s death. Turns out the actor was a native of Somerville, N.J., and I was an editor at the Somerset Messenger Gazette, a community newspaper based in Somerville.

I was also the biggest Clint Eastwood fan around and everyone at the newspaper knew it. While I normally assigned stories to reporters, I decided to write about Van Cleef's untimely passing myself.

It was the first and so far the only opportunity to mention my favorite actor — Clint Eastwood — in a news story.

The article I wrote was titled, “Somerville remembers the good side of a ‘bad guy’” and I was able to track down several local residents who grew up with Van Cleef and remembered him fondly before he went off to Hollywood to make a name for himself in moving pictures.

Back to James Prickette and his book. The author billed the book as “A unique reference book, jammed full of informational tidbits about some of our favorite actors of the genre…”

And he certainly did find unique information, referencing the article I wrote in which I recounted that a young Lee Van Cleef wrote a column for The Messenger Gazette about his experiences in Hollywood. The newspaper featured many dispatches about Van Cleef as his career blossomed in television and eventually the big screen.

Not every small town can boast a well-known actor. Van Cleef would often write letters of thanks to The Messenger Gazette, expressing his gratitude for publicity about his acting career chronicled in his hometown paper.

Prickette used that anecdote and a few others from my article in his book.

So there you have it. A nearly 30-year-old article about Lee Van Cleef found its way into a book and immortality … as long as Google is around.

Tony Phyrillas is editor of The Mercury in Pottstown and remains a huge Clint Eastwood fan to this day.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Remembering 9/11


Democrat Rep's Wife Demands Free Marriage Counseling In Health Plan

Democrat Rep's Wife Demands Free Marriage Counseling In Health Plan: If Democrats don’t like Obamacare plans for themselves, then why did they force all Americans to buy this insurance under penalty of taxation?

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Joe Biden Isn't Even Close To A Moderate

Joe Biden Isn't Even Close To A Moderate: Biden’s phony moderate shtick will only hold up for so long, as true moderates will see his tendency to move left with the rest of the party on key issues.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Uncle Joe's War Stories ...


Democrats Continue To Turn On The Constitution

Democrats Continue To Turn On The Constitution: I'm sorry the Constitution is an annoyance, but the state isn’t here to give you everything you want—not even if what you want is extraordinarily popular.

Bloomberg Hit Piece Is Why Americans Distrust The Media

Bloomberg Hit Piece Is Why Americans Distrust The Media: Ben Penn’s smear of Leif Olson is the latest example of how cancel culture is hollowing out civic life and undermining the media’s credibility.

Dems Propose First Gun Grab Since Lexington And Concord

Dems Propose First Gun Grab Since Lexington And Concord: The media should stop using phrases like 'mandatory gun buybacks.' What Democrats propose is the first-ever national confiscation of guns.

The New Star Wars Land Is Proof Disney Has Lost Its Way

The New Star Wars Land Is Proof Disney Has Lost Its Way: The opening of Star Wars Land represents the continuation of Disney's trend: focusing almost exclusively on sequels, remakes, and marketing.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

All The News That Fits A Biased Agenda ...


Women Surpass Men As Majority Of The College-Educated Labor Force

Women Surpass Men As Majority Of The College-Educated Labor Force: With no systematic discrimination preventing you from having a fulfilling life and a rewarding career, this is the best time to be a woman in America.

AOC's Instagram Rant Confirms Her Cluelessness About Climate Change

AOC's Instagram Rant Confirms Her Cluelessness About Climate Change: During an Instagram video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discussed her thoughts on climate change. Her comments were riddled with factual inaccuracies.

The Left Can't Stop Lying About The Tea Party

The Left Can't Stop Lying About The Tea Party: Despite the convenient revisionism of leftists, there is no evidence that the Tea Party’s popularity was propelled by racism.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Empty Relevance Of Never Trump

The Empty Relevance Of Never Trump: The prominence of Never Trump pundits in liberal outlets is mostly fueled by a wistful longing for the days of the principled conservative who always lost.

The 15 Biggest Box Office Bombs Of Summer 2019

The 15 Biggest Box Office Bombs Of Summer 2019: Here's an entertaining list of the worst offerings to grace theaters this summer, as judged by plot and box office receipts.

CNN Just Paid Off Another Corrupt Deep State Leaker With A TV Contract

CNN Just Paid Off Another Corrupt Deep State Leaker With A TV Contract: CNN announced Thursday it has Andrew McCabe on as a contributor after criticizing other network hirings of former White House officials.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

My Son's Orientation At Virginia Tech Was Full Of Leftist Propaganda

My Son's Orientation At Virginia Tech Was Full Of Leftist Propaganda: Now that I have witnessed college propaganda firsthand, I refuse to ignore the indefensible and discriminatory behavior of the liberal campus bullies.

Stop Believing The Big Lie That Washington Can Solve All Our Problems

Stop Believing The Big Lie That Washington Can Solve All Our Problems: Too many think we no longer need to roll up our sleeves and work, bottom-up, to earn a growing economy, a just society, or a stronger nation.

Scholastic's New Catalog Hawks Books To Stuff Kids With Identity Politics

Scholastic's New Catalog Hawks Books To Stuff Kids With Identity Politics: The world's largest publisher and distributor of books to kids, Scholastic has gone full woke. You won't believe the garbage they're selling.

All In The Family


Sunday, August 18, 2019

The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives

The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives: A recently released transcript shows just how biased the New York Times really is and how little they want to do to fix it.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Basic Math Proves Prog Agenda Can't Be Funded By Soaking The Rich

Basic Math Proves Prog Agenda Can't Be Funded By Soaking The Rich: A new study revealed that it is mathematically impossible to pay for Democrats' proposals without dramatically raising taxes on the middle class.

The Last Straw


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Why Mass Illegal Immigration Probably Costs More Than You've Been Told

Why Mass Illegal Immigration Probably Costs More Than You've Been Told: Illegal immigration looks good for the economy on the surface, but a deeper look reveals exorbitant costs that hurt some of the worst-off in America.

8 Back-to-School Books To Protect Students Against Leftist Brainwashing

8 Back-to-School Books To Protect Students Against Leftist Brainwashing: High schools and colleges have become factories of anti-American, leftist indoctrination. Here are eight books every student needs to balance the fight.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

STUDY: Nets Promote Liberal Gun Control Policies Over Gun Rights 17 to 1 in El Paso/Dayton Coverage

STUDY: Nets Promote Liberal Gun Control Policies Over Gun Rights 17 to 1 in El Paso/Dayton Coverage

Hill Columnist Calls Out Left’s ‘Big Money’ Hypocrisy About George Soros

Hill Columnist Calls Out Left’s ‘Big Money’ Hypocrisy About George Soros

We Killed God, Family, And Community — And Now It's Killing Us

We Killed God, Family, And Community — And Now It's Killing Us: With the destruction of the family, the church, and the community, the outcome is predictable: isolation, depression, despondency, drug abuse, and death.

Republicans Boycott Twitter Ads Over McConnell Campaign Lockout

Republicans Boycott Twitter Ads Over McConnell Campaign Lockout: The NRCC became the latest organization to announce it would stop advertising on Twitter after the platform suspended Mitch McConnell's campaign account.

Nicolle Wallace's Career of Bizarre, Unhinged Trump Hate

Nicolle Wallace's Career of Bizarre, Unhinged Trump Hate

Gun Controllers Should Support Banning Alcohol And Cigarettes, Too

Gun Controllers Should Support Banning Alcohol And Cigarettes, Too: If gun control advocates are really worried about fatality numbers, restrictive firearm policies are not the place to start.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Here's Your Sane Guide To How We Scientifically Address Climate Change

Here's Your Sane Guide To How We Scientifically Address Climate Change: If climate alarmists would stop with their apocalyptic predictions, we could do a lot to mitigate the changing climate and solve our energy problems.

Who is the real Al Sharpton?


Monday, July 29, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

MRC Poll: 76% of Conservatives Don’t Trust Facebook

MRC Poll: 76% of Conservatives Don’t Trust Facebook

Women From All 50 States Gather In D.C. To Advocate For Gun Rights

Women From All 50 States Gather In D.C. To Advocate For Gun Rights: The DC Project brings students, mom, competitive shooters, and firearm advocates to meet with members of Congress about rising female gun ownership.

Here's What You Need To Know About Single-Payer Health Care

Here's What You Need To Know About Single-Payer Health Care: Chris Jacobs joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, 'The Case Against Single Payer: How ‘Medicare for All’ Will Wreck America’s Health Care System.'

Monday, July 08, 2019

New Report: Mueller Lacks Substantiating Evidence Of Russian Election Interference

New Report: Mueller Lacks Substantiating Evidence Of Russian Election Interference: New report reveals that Mueller's investigation missed key evidence to support its central claim that Russia was 100% responsible for election interference.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Everyone Quotes The Declaration, But Not Many Read It

Everyone Quotes The Declaration, But Not Many Read It: The complex reality behind American independence is being pushed aside even in our study of the Declaration of Independence itself.

Kamala Harris Has A Bigger Problem Than Forced Busing

Kamala Harris Has A Bigger Problem Than Forced Busing: The debate exchange may damage presidential candidate Kamala Harris by highlighting that she tends to bluff and folds when called.

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is Shockingly Spectacular

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Angry Democrats


No, You Don’t Have A ‘Right’ To ‘Free’ Health Care

No, You Don’t Have A ‘Right’ To ‘Free’ Health Care: Just because a government declares health care a right and socializes medicine, does it mean its citizens are more likely to obtain care? Nope.

8 Times The Media Said There Was No Crisis At The Southern Border

8 Times The Media Said There Was No Crisis At The Southern Border: Pundits are having to eat their words from just a few months ago claiming that the border crisis was manufactured by President Trump as a political stunt.

Monday, July 01, 2019

The Democratic Debates Are A Pageant Of Potemkin Socialism

The Democratic Debates Are A Pageant Of Potemkin Socialism: The Democratic debates feature a cadre of Potemkin socialists parading on a platform of dreams—sounding grand, but lacking in reality or broad support.

The 2020 Democratic Platform ...


Friday, June 28, 2019

Democrats Call To Fix The Best U.S. Economy We've Had In A Decade

Democrats Call To Fix The Best U.S. Economy We've Had In A Decade: Each of the ten candidates discussed, in the most general and vague of terms, why and how the economy was failing the people.

Voters Are Fed Up With Big Tech Monopolies Trying To Run Their Lives

Voters Are Fed Up With Big Tech Monopolies Trying To Run Their Lives: Whether something is legal or not doesn’t connote cultural sustainability or mitigate the potential harm to our political discourse.

Bernie Sanders Forced To Admit He Would Raise Taxes On The Middle Class

Bernie Sanders Forced To Admit He Would Raise Taxes On The Middle Class: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really didn't want to admit he would raise taxes on the middle class during Thursday night's Democratic primary debate.

Democratic Debate Highlights


Thursday, June 27, 2019

First Debate Proved The Democratic Party Has Gone ¡Loco!

First Debate Proved The Democratic Party Has Gone ¡Loco!: Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden was the winner of the first Democratic Party primary debate, y ni siquiera tuvo que aparecer.

Even Democrats Don’t Like Democrats’ Talking Points On Health Care

Even Democrats Don’t Like Democrats’ Talking Points On Health Care: Despite time for all 10 Democratic candidates to lay out a plan in the 2020 presidential health debate, nothing of substance on health care arose.

Monday, June 24, 2019

CNN's Ratings Would Be Worse Without Its Manufactured Audience

CNN's Ratings Would Be Worse Without Its Manufactured Audience: Although it draws attention for being an anti-Trump news outlet, the network is working to deflect attention away from its severe audience flight.

New Evidence Indicates Rep. Ilhan Omar Lied About Her Marital History

New Evidence Indicates Rep. Ilhan Omar Lied About Her Marital History: Newly uncovered documents indicate that Omar was residing with her current husband while being legally married to another man.

Why Churches Should Ditch Projector Screens And Bring Back Hymnals

Why Churches Should Ditch Projector Screens And Bring Back Hymnals: Christians need to understand that relying on screens and other technology is not leading to better worship, it’s ruining it.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

What will it take to shut AOC up?


U.S. Media Need To Stop Publishing Chinese and Russian Propaganda

U.S. Media Need To Stop Publishing Chinese and Russian Propaganda: The American media’s Trump-Russia hysteria comes from entities willing to take blood money to distribute publications that whitewash authoritarian crimes.

Here Are The Best Conservative Films To Watch This Summer

Here Are The Best Conservative Films To Watch This Summer: As Hollywood moves further left, here are some of the best conservative films that promote liberty, truth, family, patriotism, and the fight against evil.