Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Offensive T-shirts?


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

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 U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent not seeking re-election

It appears there will be one less anti-Trump member in the House if Republicans can hold this Pennsylvania seat in 2018.

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

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

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

President Trump's Weekly Address on Harvey Recovery Efforts

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.'

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

Thursday, August 10, 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.

600,000 Page Views at The Centrist

My site counter has recorded 600,000 Page Views from 110,000 Unique Visitors to THE CENTRIST. Thanks for checking out my blog ... and come back again.

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

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%)

Liberal media bias exposed once again.
Poll: More Americans Consider Islamic State a Major Threat (74%) Than Climate Change (56%): ...

Monday, July 31, 2017

GUEST COLUMN: Pa. taxpayers lose again in Senate budget deal

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.)


Fake News Claims Another Victim: Katie Couric Out at Yahoo News

Katie Couric Out at Yahoo News

'Little Shop of Horrors' Opens August 4-5 in Mount Penn, Pa.


Antietam Community Theatre presents "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at the Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th St., Mount Penn, PA 19606 (across from the Mount Penn Municipal Building.) Use the Filbert Street entrance. Tickets ($15) on sale at the door. And yes, Patrick and James Phyrillas are in the cast.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Skinny Repeal of Obamacare Fails In Senate With 49-51 Vote

Chief Justice John Roberts is no longer alone on the list of Republicans
who betrayed the American people by saving Obamacare. Add the names of
these three RINO senators: Susan Collins (R., Maine), John McCain (R.,
Ariz.),  and Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska).

Skinny Repeal of Obamacare Fails In Senate With 49-51 Vote

Ex-ESPN Reporter Believes Conservative Views Led to Firing

Ex-ESPN Reporter Believes Conservative Views Led to Firing: Britt McHenry was one of the nearly 100 employees laid off at failing ESPN earlier this year and she believes her outspoken conservative political views are at least part of the reason.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

From Russia With Love


Hillary Names Failed Election Memoir ‘What Happened,’ But We Already Know

Hillary Names Failed Election Memoir ‘What Happened,’ But We Already Know: The unfortunate title for Hillary Clinton’s new memoir about her failed 2016 presidential election has caused a tremendous outpouring of Hillar-ity on the Internet. Since emerging from a deep depression in the woods behind her home in upstate New York, Clinton has been on the war path blaming everything and everyone but herself for her November defeat and now it’s in book form, aptly titled, What Happened. The Simon & Schuster-published book will hit shelves September 12, and promises to give us an unguarded Hillary Clinton.

22 Million Kicked Off Obamacare? Most Would Opt-Out Voluntarily

22 Million Kicked Off Obamacare? Most Would Opt-Out Voluntarily: Democrats want everyone to think that repealing Obamacare would result in about 22 million people dying instantaneous deaths. That’s no more dramatic than what they’re selling. But the truth of the matter is, most Americans would love the option of not being forced to purchase health care. According to the Congressional Budget Office, that number is 15 million:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How Kid Rock Can Win Michigan’s 2018 Senate Seat

After Donald Trump's 2016 election victory, anything is possible ...



How Kid Rock Can Win Michigan’s 2018 Senate Seat: Kid Rock starts out with an advantage in the Detroit area that no other Republican has ever enjoyed. He is a matchup nightmare for Debbie Stabenow.

So-Called Fact Checkers Keep Butchering The Facts About Obamacare

So-Called Fact Checkers Keep Butchering The Facts About Obamacare: Since its passage, and in a way that is unlike any policy issue in modern American history, the press have rallied to the defense of Obamacare.

Fake News Blowback: NPR, CNN, Other News Sites Hit The Mute Button On Readers

NPR, CNN, Other News Sites Hit The Mute Button On Readers: News sites are eliminating online comment sections. They would do well to remember that they should be encouraging conversation about the nation.