Monday, April 29, 2019
Late-Night TV Writers Know They’re Awful, But Their Solutions Are Worse: Laziness is the central characteristic of the age of infotainment. Conflating news and entertainment means less effort goes into reporting and humor.
Posted by TONY PHYRILLAS at Monday, April 29, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Obama Campaign Paid $972,000 To Law Firm That Paid Fusion GPS: Obama's campaign organization has paid nearly a million dollars since April of 2016 to the law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS.
How The U.S. Navy Outpaced The Axis Navies At Sea In World War II: By rapidly outproducing ships and focusing on aircraft carriers rather than fancy battleships, the U.S. Navy dominated the Germany and Japanese fleets.
Monday, April 22, 2019
Why Relocating Illegal Aliens To Sanctuary Cities Is A Win-Win Idea: Trump’s supporters seemed stunned. His critics suspected a trap. Few saw it as what could become the most magnanimous gesture of his presidency.
All 21 Marvel Superhero Films, Ranked From First To Last: Quite possibly the most underrated film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is 'Thor.' (No, I’m not kidding. Yes, I will fight you.)
Friday, April 12, 2019
Comey And McCabe Should Be Charged With An Illegal Conspiracy: Comey, Strzok, and McCabe almost certainly conspired to use a compilation of salacious and unverified allegations as evidence to begin a federal probe.
Did Ilhan Omar Help Benjamin Netanyahu Win Reelection?: As the Democratic Party turns its back on Israel, the peace process hangs in the balance. Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election is a signal that time is short.
Will The Democratic Party Faithful Ever Notice Their Leaders Are Crazy?: Moderates and conservatives still make up roughly half of Democratic voters, while only 19 to 25 percent consider themselves ‘very liberal.’
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
How Nationalizing College And Health Care Helps The Wealthy Most: There are already programs in place to help the poorest families pay for college and health care. Nationalizing them is a giant subsidy to wealthier people.
Why The Media Won’t Drop The SPLC Despite Its Obvious Corruption: A cynic might conclude the media props up the SPLC to advance a shared political agenda. That cynic would have some evidence to support the theory.
Sunday, April 07, 2019
|Reading AHEPA Chapter #61 Treasurer Tony Phyrillas, left, presents a check for $1,000 to Power District #4 District Governor Charles Mackenzie to support the AHEPA Service Dogs for Warriors project. Each fully trained service dog costs $15,000. The AHEPA has donated $240,000 so far to provide 16 service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD. To find out more about the project or to donate, visit https://ahepa-servicedogs.org|
Saturday, April 06, 2019
Giving Teens The Right To Vote Is Another Cynical Ploy By Democrats: Why do Democrats want to give teens a vote? They see a new constituency to manipulate with emotional appeals, fantastical promises, and scaremongering.
Monday, April 01, 2019
Here's Why I Didn't Fall For The Russia-Trump Conspiracy: Media outlets regurgitated leaks from politicized intelligence officials to fuel the Russia-Trump conspiracy. They should have been far more skeptical.
Mark Zuckerberg's Plan For The Internet Would Be A Disaster For Free Speech: Mark Zuckerberg claims that “we,” as society, now have a responsibility to help him keep people “safe” from hate speech. We have no such obligation.
I get hundreds of emails sent to me at The Mercury every day. I sort through them as best as I can while doing the dozen other tasks I have to perform each day to get the next day's newspaper together.
One particular email jumped out at me today. The subject line: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Keynote 2019 PA Leadership Conference. It didn't take me long to realize today was April Fool's Day.
The PA Leadership Conference is the largest gathering of conservatives in Pennsylvania each year and somehow I don't think a left-wing loon like AOC would be invited to attend.
Lowman S. Henry, who organizes the conference each year, opens his email with this: "That's a headline you will only see on April Fools' Day! We wouldn't be foolish enough to have her as a speaker, but you would be foolish not to attend the 30th anniversary 2019 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held this Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania."
That's a great way to catch someone's attention.