Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bucks County Courier Times backs Pat Toomey for U.S. Senate

PhillyBurbs.com:  Endorsement 2010 - Toomey for Senate

Altoona Mirror endorses Pat Toomey for U.S. Senate

The Altoona Mirror has endorsed Republican Pat Toomey for the U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania.

Toomey can steer course - AltoonaMirror.com - The Altoona Mirror

Congrexssan Joe Pitts: A brighter future begins Nov. 2

A brighter future | The Daily Caller

What Will Government Run Health Care Actually Look Like?

Pat Toomey: Focus on the Future

Democrats can’t hide their record of failure

Morton Kondracke, editor of Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Congress, and one of the most middle-of-the-road political commentators in the nation, says Democrats will lose big on Tuesday because they can't cover up their record of failure over the past two years.

Democrats can’t hide their record - pottsmerc.com

Four more years of Ed Rendell?

Two years later, GOP is phoenix rising

The Associated Press has a fascinating story about how quickly the Republican Party has rebounded - thanks in large part to the incompetence of Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats

Two years later, GOP is phoenix rising - pottsmerc.com

Pottstown Mercury backs Pat Meehan for Congress

The Mercury has endorsed Republican Pat Meehan for the open Congressional seat in PA's 7th District.

Endorsements for Congress: Dent, Gerlach, Meehan - pottsmerc.com

Pottstown Mercury backs Jim Gerlach for Congress

The Mercury has endorsed Republican incumbent Jim Gerlach in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District.

Endorsements for Congress: Dent, Gerlach, Meehan - pottsmerc.com

Tom Corbett TV Ad: Ready on Day 1

Friday, October 29, 2010

Video: One More Vote

Nancy Pelosi, Other Top Dems May Step Down If GOP Wins Big

Nancy Pelosi, Other Top Dems May Step Down If GOP Wins Big

Williamsport-Sun Gazette: Toomey needed in Senate

In endorsing Republican Pat Toomey over liberal Joe Sestak, the Williamsport-Sun Gazette editorial board says: "Toomey would be an important addition in the Senate of one more voice for private business incentives and fiscal discipline in government. That's never been more needed than now."

Read the full editorial at the link below:

Toomey needed in Senate - SunGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Williamsport-Sun Gazette

Lancaster newspaper backs Pat Toomey for Senate

From the Lancaster New Era:
Pat Toomey has solid conservative views - small government, low taxes, fiscal restraint, strong military - and he seeks high public office at a time when those views are desperately needed.

Voters should respond by sending him to Washington as Pennsylvania's next U.S. senator.
Read the full endorsement editorial here.

The Final Act

Remember November: The Final Act from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo.

PhillyBurbs.com: Endorsement 2010 - Pat Toomey for Senate

The Bucks County Courier Times is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Republican Pat Toomey for US Senate. Despite efforts by the far left to paint the former Lehigh Valley congressman as an "extremist," the newspaper says it found Toomey "to be clear, succinct and reasonable."

Read the full endorsement editorial at the link below:

PhillyBurbs.com: Endorsement 2010 - Toomey for Senate

PennDOT Introduces Online Service to Aid Residents Working to Restore Driving Privileges

PennDOT Introduces Online Service to Aid Residents Working to Restore Driving Privileges

Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to Open on Nov. 1

Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to Open on Nov. 1

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE 'NO MORE FRANKENS'



Just in time for Halloween, the Republican National Committee has launched a new website to remind remind voters what is at stake on Nov. 2.

From RNC Chairman Michael Steele:
"With Democrat lawyers, liberal shadow groups, and labor unions organizing to challenge the Election Day results, it is more important than ever that the American people deliver a decisive victory for Republicans up and down the ballot in all 50 states. In order to protect our hard-fought victories, we must fund and operate a winning 72 hour ground game which puts the margin of victory out of reach. The election of Democrat Al Franken to the United States Senate serves as a glaring and painful reminder to voters as to why it is so important to support our Republican Victory program and show up on Election Day."
The 'No More Frankens' website can be viewed at: www.nomorefrankens.com

Newspaper: Meehan deserves a win in the 7th District

EDITORIAL: Meehan deserves a win in the 7th District - delcotimes.com

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The dangers of Facebook

Jacksonville mom shakes baby for interrupting FarmVille, pleads guilty to murder | jacksonville.com

MARINE STUNS A TEA PARTY WITH THE FOURTH VERSE OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

Election 2010: What gets done if the GOP takes over Capitol Hill

Election 2010: What gets done if the GOP takes over Capitol Hill

Media Research Center documents ABC, CBS, NBC bias

Media Research Center documents ABC, CBS, NBC bias | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

'Call Me Senator!' Barbara Boxer Spoof (Video)

'Call Me Senator!' Barbara Boxer Spoof (Video) - HUMAN EVENTS

Judicial Watch Sues Archives for Clinton Tapes: Access Demanded to Recorded Bill Clinton White House Conversations

Judicial Watch Sues Archives for Clinton Tapes: Access Demanded to Recorded Bill Clinton White House Conversations

Political Action Arm of National Taxpayer Group Endorses 'Taxpayers' Friends' for Congress

Political Action Arm of National Taxpayer Group Endorses 'Taxpayers' Friends' for Congress

Department of State: Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 178 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Department of State: Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 178 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Chris Christie Endorses Tom Corbett

The Fed Printing More Money Will Make Things Worse

The Fed Printing More Money Will Make Things Worse

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Web Video Touts Pat Meehan's Environmental Record

Ann Coulter: You Don't Have to be Crazy to be a Democrat, But it Helps

You Don't Have to be Crazy to be a Democrat, But it Helps - HUMAN EVENTS

Patrick Murphy-linked Absentee Voter Controversy Unfolds

Patrick Murphy-linked Absentee Voter Controversy Unfolds - By Thomas A. Shakely - Battle ’10 - National Review Online

Democrat Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania

Taxpayers Union: Sestak Would Increase Federal Spending by $100B

The big difference between Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey? According to a new study by a taxpayer watchdog group, Sestak wants to increase federal spending by another $100 Billion. Toomey would reduce federal spending, the group says.

National Taxpayers Union Foundation - Over $100 Billion Separates Federal Budget Agendas of Pennsylvania Senate Candidates, Study Finds

Devaney Announces Enhancements to Recovery.gov

What recovery? Sounds like Democrats are trying to put more lipstick on a pig.

Devaney Announces Enhancements to Recovery.gov

Midterm blowout: 50 or more Dem seats set to fall

The Hill, a non-partisan newspapers that covers Congress, predicts Democrats will lose at least 50 seats (and the majority) in the Nov. 2 election.

Midterm blowout: 50 or more Dem seats set to fall in the election - TheHill.com

Reality check: Democrats aren't getting outspent by Republicans in midterms

Reality check: Democrats aren’t getting outspent by Republicans in midterms | Washington Examiner

Campaign manager of Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., tied to deceptive absentee ballot mailer

Campaign manager of Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., tied to deceptive absentee ballot mailer | Washington Examiner

Video: Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

Editorial: NPR takes a hit after Juan Williams’ firing

Editorial: NPR takes a hit after Juan Williams’ firing - delcotimes.com

Obama Corrects Himself on the Declaration of Independence

Obama Corrects Himself on the Declaration of Independence | The Weekly Standard

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Fun Halloween

Milton Friedman - Greed

Hollywood conservatives look forward to Nov. 2

Elephant in the Room - Wilshire & Washington on Variety.com

WhyTuesday.org Announces Cash Video Contest

WhyTuesday.org Announces Cash Video Contest

State Board of Education Chairman Joseph Torsella Addresses Lincoln Professor's Remarks

State Board of Education Chairman Joseph Torsella Addresses Lincoln Professor's Remarks

Soros Gives $1M to California Pot Legalization Measure

Soros Gives $1M to California Pot Legalization Measure | CNSnews.com

Altoona Mirror: Corbett preferred choice for PA governor

Corbett preferred choice - AltoonaMirror.com - Altoona, PA | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - The Altoona Mirror

Video: Chinese Professor

PhillyBurbs.com:  Endorsement 2010 - Conflict in the 13th Congressional

The Doylestown Intelligencer is unable to endorse incumbent Democrat Rep. Allyson Schwartz for Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District because Schwartz is too partisan and has voted wrong on key issues in the past two years. The newspaper says Republican challenger Dee Adcock is too inexperienced to back for the seat, but they cannot support Schwartz's re-election, either.

Read the full editorial at the link below:

PhillyBurbs.com: Endorsement 2010 - Conflict in the 13th Congressional

Monday, October 25, 2010

Endorsement 2010 - 8th Congressional: Mike Fitzpatrick

The Doylestown Intelligencer has endorsed Republican Mike Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District over incumbent Democrat Patrick Murphy.

PhillyBurbs.com:  Endorsement 2010 - 8th Congressional: Mike Fitzpatrick

Legion on Gettysburg Casino: 'Honor not for sale'

Legion on Gettysburg Casino: 'Honor not for sale'

President Obama Heads into Midterms at Lowest Approval Rating of Presidency

President Obama Heads into Midterms at Lowest Approval Rating of Presidency

Newspaper backs Toomey for US Senate

The Express-Times of Easton is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Pat Toomey over Joe Sestak in the much-watched race for the open U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania.

Toomey would make a real difference in Congress, unlike Sestak, who has rubber-stamped the Obama-Pelosi agenda since he arrived in Washington.

From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
Toomey is so opposed to earmarks he says he wouldn't try to bring any back to Pennsylvania — he'd focus on eliminating them, a practice he began as a congressman.

The best example of Toomey's tenaciousness came in 1998-99, when he got tired of arguing in the House about excessive spending and wrote his own budget. He then led a filibuster that forced Republican leaders to adopt some of his cuts.

That's the kind of restraint Congress needs to enshrine — and Toomey is the candidate who won’t brook any dissent in a war on wasteful spending.
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

Political Action Arm of Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Marco Rubio for Senate

Political Action Arm of Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Marco Rubio for Senate

PennDOT Warns Motorists to Watch Out for Trick-or-Treaters

PennDOT Warns Motorists to Watch Out for Trick-or-Treaters

Study: Boxer Would Boost, Fiorina Would Trim Federal Budget

Study: Boxer Would Boost, Fiorina Would Trim Federal Budget

Charlie Dent's opponent: "Huh"

R.I. Democrat Says Obama Can 'Shove It' for Not Endorsing Him

R.I. Democrat Says Obama Can 'Shove It' for Not Endorsing Him | CNSnews.com

George Will schools Christiane Amanpour On Campaign Spending

George Will schools Christiane Amanpour On Campaign Spending

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette endorses Corbett for governor

One of the most liberal newspapers in Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, is urging its readers to elect Republican Tom Corbett governor of Pennsylvania over Ed Rendell-close Dan Onorato.

I am shocked. The Post-Gazette hardly ever endroses Republicans.

From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
This no-nonsense politician also has his enlightened and progressive side. He recognizes the benefit of early education (as does Mr. Onorato) and sees the absurdity of that relic of Prohibition, the monopolistic Liquor Control Board system, and the crying need for its privatization (which Mr. Onorato does not). If done right, this would be a way of providing a great amount of budgetary relief without raising taxes. It also would send a message in the strongest way that Pennsylvania, despite its backward reputation, is not change averse.

The Post-Gazette endorses Tom Corbett, the candidate in a season of change who we believe can break with the past for the sake of a better future.

Read the full editorial here.

The city's other newspaper, the more conservative Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, also endorsed Corbett for governor. You can read that editorial here.

60 Minutes Shock Report: National Unemployed and Underemployed 17.5%; California 22%



60 Minutes Shock Report: National Unemployed and Underemployed 17.5%; California 22%

T-Paw Welcomes President Obama Back to Minnesota

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Imperial Presidency

David Asman has a disturbing prediction of "The Coming Imperial Presidency" after Democrats lose control of Congress.

His Majesty Barack Obama will not listen to the voice of the people when they repudiate his radical agenda on Nov. 2.

Instead, he will likely rule by decry, bypassing Congress - and the will of the American people.

From Asman's column at Fox Business:
(Obama's) vision of America is one in which a dwindling private sector becomes the lap dog of an ever growing, government managed economy. You can call it European statism or socialism, but it's definitely not the free market most of us were accustomed to. And while it may not be our vision of America, it is his vision. And he wants to pursue it. But how? Without a compliant Congress it won't be as easy as it was the first two years. That's why we think he's going to turn up the juice of his executive powers to a level we haven't seen for decades. And it's not just us saying it.

The Los Angeles Times published a piece last week about how Obama is considering using executive orders to bypass the intentions of Congress:

"The best arena for Obama to execute his plans may be his own branch of government. That means more executive orders…and more deployment of his ample regulatory powers and the wide-ranging rulemaking authority of his Cabinet members."
Read the full column here.

Which one is the dummy?

50 Ways Tom Corbett will Rebuild PA | Tom Corbett for Governor of Pennsylvania

50 Ways Tom Corbett will Rebuild PA | Tom Corbett for Governor of Pennsylvania

Rendell Vetoes House Bill 101, Cites Constitutional Concerns

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Vetoes House Bill 101, Cites Constitutional Concerns

Majority of Voters Say Supreme Court Should Consider Obamacare's Constitutionality

Majority of Voters Say Supreme Court Should Consider Obamacare's Constitutionality

Ten Legislative Races Pass $1M Mark

Ten Legislative Races Pass $1M Mark

Newspaper: Tom Corbett is the best choice for governor

From The Daily Item in Sunbury:
Corbett has demonstrated that he understands the challenges ahead and offers the best plan to overcome those obstacles in a way that taxpayers will appreciate. Corbett is the best choice for governor in a time when Pennsylvanians demand change.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Tom Corbett is the best choice for governor

Christine O'Donnell: She'll Stand for Her Principles

Columnist: Anti-business Obama strikes again

How can the economy recover when you have the president and Congress working to destroy it? Hope and change will come when veto-proof GOP majorities are elected to Congress on Nov. 2.

Anti-business Obama strikes again - pottsmerc.com

'Yes we can' turn mess around

Great letter to the editor. The choice on Nov. 2: More of the same failed Obama/Pelosi policies or real change?

'Yes we can' turn mess around - pottsmerc.com

Pat Toomey's Cat Responds To Joe Sestak's Dog

GOP Ready to Probe NPR's Federal Funding

Why are American taxpayers funding a left-wing propaganda operation like National Public Radio?

GOP Ready to Probe NPR's Federal Funding - HUMAN EVENTS

Video: Call Me Senator

Call Me Madam Joe from RightChange on Vimeo.

The clear choice for PA's 130th House District: David Maloney

Video: Q&A with David Maloney - pottsmerc.com

Tony Phyrillas interviews Congressman Jim Gerlach

Video: Q&A with Jim Gerlach - pottsmerc.com

Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Toomey for Senate

Political Action Arm of Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Toomey for Senate

Anyone feel sorry for Ed Rendell?

Governor Rendell Says Severance Tax Clearly is Dead This Year

What Are We Most Angry About? The Economy, Unemployment, the Government, Taxes and Immigration

What Are We Most Angry About? The Economy, Unemployment, the Government, Taxes and Immigration

Viguerie Launches Petition, with a Goal of a Million Names, to End Federal Funding of National Public Radio (NPR)

Viguerie Launches Petition, with a Goal of a Million Names, to End Federal Funding of National Public Radio (NPR)

Sen. Reid's Taxpayer Reimbursed Expenses Include $16,548 Video Wall

Sen. Reid's Taxpayer Reimbursed Expenses Include $16,548 Video Wall

Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace on the Rise

Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace on the Rise

Thursday, October 21, 2010

NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim comments. Was it fair?

NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim comments. Was it fair? - CSMonitor.com

Pa. Democrat admits helping Tea Party candidate

Pa. Democrat admits helping Tea Party candidate - The Hill's Ballot Box

BREAKING NEWS: 34th Chilean miner rescued (parody)

Deceptive Democrat election mailer

Deceptive Democrat election mailer - mcall.com

Liberal Juan Williams Fired By Ultra-Liberal NPR



NPR, which is funded by taxpayers, fired political commentator Juan Williams because he expressed his opinion on the Muslim threat to the U.S. during an appearance on Bill O'Reilly's show.

Another example of liberal fascism.

There is no free speech when it comes to expressing views the far left doesn't like.

I'm no fan of Juan Williams, who is a liberal, but he has a right to express his opinion - except it seems on the ultra-left NPR.

Joe Sestak's Record on Israel

Berks County Patriots Sponsor Candidate Forum

State Rep. Sam Rohrer will serve as guest moderator of the Berks County Patriots Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 21.

The event, which will feature federal and state candidates, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Leesport Market Hall, Route 61, just north of Reading.

Rohrer, a Republican who ran for governor in the May primary, is retiring from the state House of Representatives this year.

For more information, call 610-926-3923 or go to www.berkscountypatriots.org

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vote for Life | Americans United for Life Action

Find out which Congressional candidates support taxpayer-funded abortions on demand.

Vote for Life | Americans United for Life Action

Rep. Michele Bachmann: Democrats are recklessly spending and killing jobs

Democrats are recklessly spending and killing jobs, writes Bachmann - TheHill.com

POLL: Only 1-in-4 see American Dream as still attainable for everyone in the U.S.

Where did the hope go? Two years of the disastrous Obama administration has crushed the hope in most Americans.

POLL: Only 1-in-4 see American Dream as still attainable for everyone in the U.S. - TheHill.com

Pa. Democrat admits helping Tea Party candidate

Pa. Democrat admits helping Tea Party candidate - The Hill's Ballot Box

Tony Phyrillas interviews US Rep. Charlie Dent

Check out my recent interview of Congressman Charlie Dent, a Republican seeking reelection to Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District.

Video: Q&A with Charlie Dent - pottsmerc.com

Citizens Give Government Rock-Bottom Transparency Ratings

Citizens Give Government Rock-Bottom Transparency Ratings

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NIA Releases Trailer for 'End of Liberty'



NIA Releases Trailer for 'End of Liberty'

No COLA again is outrageous

No COLA again is outrageous (10/19/10)

MIKE FITZPATRICK - RECOVERY

It’s Official: Obama Has Now Borrowed $3 Trillion

It’s Official: Obama Has Now Borrowed $3 Trillion | CNSnews.com

Obama Strips the 'Creator' from Declaration of Independence - Again

Obama Strips the 'Creator' from Declaration of Independence -- Again | CNSnews.com

Pro-Life Group Targets 42 Democrats

Pro-Life Group Targets 42 Democrats | CNSnews.com

Sen. Reid on Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

Sen. Reid on Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes; He thinks it all belongs to the government, not the people who earned it

FRC Action Announces Iowa Judge Bus Tour Urging 'No Retention' on Activist Judges

FRC Action Announces Iowa Judge Bus Tour Urging 'No Retention' on Activist Judges

Gangster Government: California Officials Retaliate Against Prop. 23 Supporters

Gangster Government: California Officials Retaliate Against Prop. 23 Supporters

Tony Phyrillas interviews Rep. Doug Reichley

Video Q&A with Rep. Doug Reichley

Meet Pelosi Pet Bryan Lentz

PA Right to Work PAC Endorses Candidates

The Pennsylvania Right to Work Political Action Committee, a nonpartisan group that supports pro-Right to Work candidates for the Pennsylvania House and State Senate, has announced its endorsed candidates for the Nov. 2 General Election.

The following candidates are endorsed for Pennsylvania's State Senate:
Michael Brubaker (36th Dist.), Matt Connolly (14th Dist.), John Eichelberger (30th Dist.), Mike Folmer (48th Dist.), Rhashea Harmon (8th Dist.), Frank Scavo (22nd Dist.), Steve Urban (14th Dist.), and Michael Waugh (28th Dist.)
The following candidates are endorsed for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:
John Bear (97th Dist.), Steve Bloom (199th Dist.), Tom Bogar (153rd Dist.), Scott Boyd (43rd Dist.), Rob Ciervo (31st Dist.), Paul Clymer (145th Dist.), Jim Cox (129th Dist.), Tom Creighton (37th Dist.), Bryan Cutler (100th Dist.), Gordon Denlinger (99th Dist.), Alex Dubart (20th Dist.), Joe Emrick (137th Dist.), Garth Everett (84th Dist.), Mark Gillen (128th Dist.), Glen Grell (87th Dist.), Seth Grove (196th Dist.), Doyle Heffley (122nd Dist.), Sue Helm (104th Dist.), David Hickernell (98th Dist.), Dave Huffman (83rd Dist.), Rob Kauffman (89th Dist.), Fred Keller (85th Dist.), Mark Keller (86th Dist.), Daryl Metcalfe (12th Dist.), Ron Miller (93rd Dist.), Dan Moul (91st Dist.), Kathy Rapp (65th Dist.), Doug Reichley (134th Dist.), Todd Rock (90th Dist.), Curt Schroder (155th Dist.), Stan Saylor (94th Dist.), Justin Simmons (131st Dist.), RoseMarie Swanger (102nd Dist.), and Will Tallman (193rd Dist.)
From a The Pennsylvania Right to Work PAC press release:
The Right to Work PAC supports incumbents and challengers, Democrats and Republicans — a diverse group of candidates who share a desire to help Pennsylvania's economy and individual citizens by passing legislation guaranteeing every wage earner's right to hold a job regardless of union membership or support.

It is the Unions and the union entitlement mentality which justifies taking from those who have built and created profitable, productive businesses and, in particular, the monopoly government unions, who are driving Pennsylvania to bankruptcy.

This election is critical to the future of Pennsylvania just as a Right to Work law is critical for economic growth in our Commonwealth. We believe these candidates provide the best hope for a better tomorrow in Pennsylvania.

UAW Local 1069 Endorses Pat Meehan for Congress

UAW Local 1069 Endorses Pat Meehan for Congress

'Bald-Faced Lies' in Pennsylvania? Scranton Newspaper Distorts ObamaCare's Effect on Catholic Hospitals

'Bald-Faced Lies' in Pennsylvania? Scranton Newspaper Distorts ObamaCare's Effect on Catholic Hospitals

Monday, October 18, 2010

Where Are The Jobs?

Deal will put WPAZ back on the air

Deal will put WPAZ back on the air - pottsmerc.com

Will the Real Joe Sestak Please Stand Up?

Anti-gun group backs Onorato for PA governor

There's a clear distinction between Republican Tom Corbett and Democrat Dan Onorato when it comes to protecting Second Amendment rights.

Corbett, who is endorsed by the NRA, is a staunch defender of gun rights. Onorato backs gun-control measures.

That's why he has been endorsed by CeaseFirePA, a liberal advocacy group pushing for more gun-control measures against law-abiding Pennsylvania gun ownners.

From the CeaseFirePA press release endorsing Onorato:

Since May, Onorato has distinguished himself as the clear gubernatorial choice for Pennsylvanians concerned with the rising tide of gun violence in Commonwealth. Onorato has been one of the strongest voices in Pennsylvania for closing the Florida Gun Loophole. By contrast, Tom Corbett has refused to address the issue of gun violence – both as a candidate and as Pennsylvania's Attorney General. In a televised debate on October 16th, Corbett and Onorato sparred over how to address the Florida loophole. While Corbett once again dismissed the issue, "I don't believe there is a Florida loophole," Dan Onorato addressed it head on: "I don't need the Department of Agriculture in Florida telling me who should carry a gun in Pennsylvania."

Read more about CeaseFirePA efforts to punish gun owners for the failed liberal policies of Democratic mayors at the group's website.

Fire From The Heartland Trailer

Liz Cheney Exposes Howard Dean In Lie About George Soros

Thursday, October 14, 2010

OPA! Greek festival marks 40th year in Reading, PA

READING — "Be Greek For A Day" is the theme of the 40th annual Greek Food Bazaar scheduled for Oct. 15-16-17 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the largest ethnic food festival in Berks County to enjoy Greek food and pastry, wine, dancing, arts and crafts and live music.

All the food is prepared and cooked on the premises by parishioners using traditional Greek recipes.

The most popular dish is Athenian-style chicken, which comes in a platter with a side of rice pilaf or pastitsio (layered Greek pasta, seasoned with chopped beef topped with b├ęchamel) and Greek-style string beans cooked with tomatoes and seasonings, a Greek salad featuring feta cheese, and roll and butter for $10.

You can substitute Plaki (fresh fish fillet baked with vegetables, herbs and wine) for the platter meal.

There are also a la carte items such Gyro (marinated beef and lamb slices) and Souvlaki (pork shis-ke-bob) sandwiches; Calamari (squid) cooked in tomatoes and wine; Moussaka (eggplant casserole); and Arni Psito (roast lamb) with Greek spices.

All food items are available to eat-in or take-out.

A variety of imported Greek wines and the popular Ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur, are also available. Beer and soda is also on sale for less adventurous visitors.

While enjoying a meal in the main dining hall, visitors will be treated to Greek and American music by Stavros & Maria, a brother-sister act who are also church members.

The church's youth dance group, Kefi, will perform traditional Greek dances wearing colorful costumes throughout the weekend.

After a hearty meal, there's plenty to see and do on the church grounds.

An Agora (Greek market) offers packaged Greek foods and prepared dishes to go.

The Kafenio (Greek coffee house) features fresh-brewed Greek-style coffee, rice pudding and pastries in a relaxed atmosphere.

Visitors can also shop for original artwork, gold jewelry and items imported from Greece in the figt rooms.

Festival-goers can also view one of the largest collections of Byzantine iconography in the United States. Free guided tours of the church interior are provided on the hour.

A popular stop for all visitors is the pastry room, where you can pick between popular treats like Baklava (almonds, butter, and honey layered in flaky pastry), Teelikta (walnuts, butter and honey rolled in flaky pastry); Kourabiethes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar), Koulourakia (Greek twisted butter cookie) and Galaktobouriko (a filo pastry filled with custard and moistened with honey syrup).

Another Greek delicacy is Loukoumathes (puffed honey balls), a warm dough pastry topped with honey, cinnamon and chopped nuts.

Also try the Baklava Sundae for a unique taste treat.

Bazaar hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Admission and parking are free in the church lot. Additional parking is available at the adjacent Holy Name High School. The event is held rain or shine.

The church is located at 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., about one mile from Business Route 222 South (Lancaster Avenue), just turn onto Hancock Boulevard at the car dealership and follow the road to the church.

For more information, call the church office at 610-374-7511 or visit the church's web site, www.stsconstantinehelen.org

Candidates address Berks Tea Party

Candidates address Berks Tea Party

Lifelong Democrat Backs Pat Toomey

Lifelong Democrat from Pat Toomey on Vimeo.

State Police Renew Program Aimed at Arresting Impaired Drivers

State Police Renew Program Aimed at Arresting Impaired Drivers

National Law Enforcement Museum Breaks Ground

National Law Enforcement Museum Breaks Ground

Queen Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of her family and staff took 85 tax-paid trips on military aircraft between March 2, 2009, and June 7, 2010, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.

From an article in The Washington Examiner:
"Pelosi's abusive use of military aircraft demonstrates a shocking lack of regard for the American taxpayer and the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force. Speaker Pelosi may have a frequent flyer record for taxpayer-financed luxury jet travel," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Read the full story at the newspaper's website.

Tony Phyrillas interviews state Senate candidate Bill Wallace

Video: Q&A with Bill Wallace - pottsmerc.com

Chambers of commerce seek reform of pension, arbitration laws

Chambers of commerce seek reform of pension, arbitration laws

Cry Babies: 'The View' Hosts Walk Out on O’Reilly During Heated Mosque Debate

Cry Babies: 'The View' Hosts Walk Out on O'Reilly During Heated Mosque Debate

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CF Policy Talk: Pension Reform

Sen. Rafferty to salute veterans

State Sen. John C. Rafferty, Jr., R-44th, will salute veterans who live in the 44th Senatorial District (parts of Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties) during the third annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at Sunnybook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown.

The patriotic celebration, scheduled Oct. 30 from 8 to 10 a.m., will feature a keynote speaker and breakfast, and will honor the men and women who served and continue to serve in the armed forces.

For more information, or to register for the event, contact Sen. Rafferty’s office at 610-831-8830.

Due to the capacity of the building seating is limited and only those veterans who have pre-registered will be admitted. (More than 350 attended last year's event.)

Deadline for registration is Oct. 26.

Auditor General Jack Wagner Says State Leadership Must Step Up, Fix Flawed Charter School Funding Formula

Auditor General Jack Wagner Says State Leadership Must Step Up, Fix Flawed Charter School Funding Formula

PA Chamber endorses Rep. Marcy Toepel

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, has endorsed incumbent state Rep. Marcy Toepel for Montgomery County's 147th House District.

Because of Toepel's work in the private sector, she truly understands the needs of small and large businesses in the Commonwealth, PA Chamber President Floyd Warner said in a press release.

"Not only does she know what it takes to run a business, she knows first hand from serving as first deputy to the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts how government works and what it takes to work with communities and constituents," Warner said.

More from the ChamberPAC:
The PA Chamber applauds Toepel's recognition that Pennsylvania has one of the most hostile environments in the nation for job creation, and her call for business tax improvements in order to spur job creation and business growth in the Commonwealth.

"Pennsylvania businesses and taxpayers need a representative like Marcy Toepel – someone in office who understands what it will take to move Pennsylvania forward," Warner said. "For these reasons, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry wholeheartedly supports her state House candidacy. Constituents in Montgomery County will be well served by Toepel as their state representative."
Toepel was elected to the Legislature in May to fill the unexpired term of Bob Mensch, who was elected to the state Senate last year. She is seeking a full two-year term.

Election Day is Nov. 2.

New Jersey governor campaigns for Gerlach

New Jersey governor campaigns for Gerlach

Beyond the Headlines: the truth about our jobs crisis

Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department Over Immigration Lawsuit

Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department to Obtain All Communications with ACLU Regarding Obama Administration Lawsuit Challenging Arizona's SB 1070

NPRA Criticizes EPA Decision to Increase Ethanol in Gasoline

NPRA Criticizes EPA Decision to Increase Ethanol in Gasoline

Governor Rendell's Chief of Staff Outlines Intelligence-Gathering Plan that Protects Public, Respects Citizens' Rights

Governor Rendell's Chief of Staff Outlines Intelligence-Gathering Plan that Protects Public, Respects Citizens' Rights

Study: Over $100 Billion Separates Federal Budget Agendas of Pennsylvania Senate Candidates

Study: Over $100 Billion Separates Federal Budget Agendas of Pennsylvania Senate Candidates

New AAA Website Offers One-of-a-Kind Resources to Empower Parents, Teen Drivers

New AAA Website Offers One-of-a-Kind Resources to Empower Parents, Teen Drivers

POLL FINDS PA 13th RACE IS WINNABLE

POLL FINDS PA 13th RACE IS WINNABLE

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

64,000 Visitors

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Obama's Legacy: Red Ink

In the past two years, the Obama Administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress have spent $6.97 trillion, a 21.4% increase in federal spending, according to The Wall Street Journal.

And what do we have to show for the record government spending? Record unemployment, record home foreclosures, record deficits, a record number of Americans collecting food stamps, a record number of Americans living in poverty.

The national debt has risen by $2.7 trillion under Obama, passing $13 trillion ... and will continue to rise under Obama's spending projections.

Stop the madness on Nov. 2 by voting out every Democrat on the ballot.

Chris Coons the Taxman

Top Scientist Exposes 'Global Warming Scam'

'Global Warming Scam' - IBD - Investors.com

Strong Support For All Bush's Tax Cuts

Strong Support For All Bush's Tax Cuts - IBD - Investors.com

New AAA Website Offers One-of-a-Kind Resources to Empower Parents, Teen Drivers

New AAA Website Offers One-of-a-Kind Resources to Empower Parents, Teen Drivers

AJC Survey Shows Jewish Disapproval of President Obama Rising

AJC Survey Shows Jewish Disapproval of President Obama Rising

Federal Government Holding Drilling Permits Hostage

Federal Government Holding Drilling Permits Hostage

A complete list of how Representatives voted on ObamaCare!

The Ed Rendell Memorial

America Remains the Most Admired Country

America Remains the Most Admired Country Globally in the 2010 Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index(SM)

Unemployment Among Older Adults Stuck Near Record Highs

Unemployment Among Older Adults Stuck Near Record Highs

Monday, October 11, 2010

WISDOM OF HELLENISM- Change your life

Obama ignored evidence of the oil spill's true size

Obama ignored evidence of the oil spill's true size - baltimoresun.com

Berks Tea Party hosts 'Candidates Night' on Oct. 13

The Berks Tea Party Patriots will host a Candidates Night on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Calvary Community Center, 201 Noble St., Reading.

Candidates for Pennsylvania governor, US Senate from Pennsylvania, Congressional districts in Berks County and the Pennsylvania Legislature have been invited to attend.

Among the candidates confirmed are: Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Tim Holden, State Sen. David Argall, State Sen. Mike Folmer and State Reps. Mark Gillen, Dave Maloney, Mike Tobash, Jerry Knowles and Doug Reichley.

To reach the Calvary Community Center, head south on Lancaster Avenue (Business 222) from Route 422, make the sixth left turn at J&S Auto and look for the signs.

For more information, call 610-927-7034 or e-mail: berksteaparty@berksteaparty.org

You can also visit the group's website at www.berksteaparty.org

NJ Gov. Christie backs Tom Corbett for PA Governor

NJ Governor Chris Christie "Enthusiastically" Endorses Tom Corbett for Governor | Tom Corbett for Governor of Pennsylvania

Battle For America with Dick Morris

President Obama Golfs 52 Times While U.S. Suffers

President Obama Golfs 52 Times While U.S. Suffers - HUMAN EVENTS

Obama takes spying on U.S. citizens to a new level

Nat Hentoff: Obama takes spying on us to a new level - pottsmerc.com

Retirees form new Montco Tea Party

Retirees form new Montco Tea Party (interactive) - pottsmerc.com

We Can Do Better

Specter & Sestak - Together Again

How many times can Joe Sestak get it wrong?

A terrific letter to the editor on Joe Sestak's awful voting record in Congress.

How many times can Joe Sestak get it wrong? - pottsmerc.com

Obama to Social Security recipients: Drop dead!

Social Security: no COLA in 2011 - CSMonitor.com

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Working-Class Whites Shun Democrats, Poll Shows

Working-Class Whites Shun Democrats, Poll Shows | CNSnews.com

State House candidate says property tax reform priority

For voters in Berks County's 130th state House District, Republican David Maloney is talking about real issues like property tax relief. His opponent, Democrat David Kessler, wants to spend tax dollars to study algae as an alternative fuel. Get real.

State House candidate says property tax reform priority

Tom Corbett Ad: Coming Home

Sen. Reid Voted Against Law Enforcement, Supported the Rights of Illegal Aliens

Sen. Reid Voted Against Law Enforcement, Supported the Rights of Illegal Aliens

Governor Rendell Signs Legislation

Governor Rendell Signs Legislation

Weekly GOP Address: 2 Years of Broken Promises by Democrats

Video: Recovery Summer

Recovery Summer from RightChange on Vimeo.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Paul Kanjorski - It's Been Too Long

No change, No hope, No jobs

The Department of Labor announced Friday that the United States economy shed an additional 95,000 private sector jobs last month. The national unemployment rate remained at 9.6% despite Barack Obama's promise that it would not rise above 8% once the "stimulus" spending was approved. So what happened?

More than 15 million Americans remain unemployed and another 10 million are underemployed as the Obama Recession heads into its 20th month.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele released the following statement:
"Seventeen consecutive months with higher than 9% unemployment represent the final verdict on the failed economic policies of this White House and the Democrat Congress as voters head to the polls. President Obama and his left wing allies on Capitol Hill have spent trillions of taxpayer dollars with nothing to show for it but a mountain of crippling debt and chronic joblessness. 95,000 more jobs lost provides further evidence that their agenda of more spending, higher taxes, and bigger government is only fueling more economic uncertainty and making it harder to put Americans back to work. After nearly two years of weak leadership and broken promises, the American people will go to the polls in less than a month and reject this Administration’s economic mismanagement."

Nearly One in Four Democrats Believe GOP Will Win Control of the Senate

Nearly One in Four Democrats Believe GOP Will Win Control of the Senate

PennDOT Unveils Internet Mapping Feature for New Transportation Improvement Program

PennDOT Unveils Internet Mapping Feature for New Transportation Improvement Program

New Federal Help for Pennsylvania Homeowners Struggling with Unemployment

Governor Rendell Hails New Federal Help for Pennsylvania Homeowners Struggling with Unemployment

Columnist: Right to Know issues back in the crosshairs in PA

Right to Know issues back in the crosshairs - pottsmerc.com

Joe Sestak supporters attack cameraman

Obama Tax Hikes: What's Their Excuse?

State House candidate says property tax reform priority

State House candidate says property tax reform priority

Thursday, October 07, 2010

I Want Your Money Trailer (2010) HD

Government says Phila. area lost 130,000 jobs in 3 years

Hats off to Congressional Democrats, Gov. Ed Rendell and Mayor Michael Nutter for the wonderful job they've been doing over the past three years.

Government says Phila. area lost 130,000 jobs in 3 years - Philadelphia Business Journal

Tony Phyrillas interviews Rep. Mike Vereb

Check out my interview with PA State Rep. Mike Vereb, who is seeking reelection in the 150th State House District.

We talk about property taxes, the 2nd Amendment, Welfare funding, pension reform, the state's fiscal woes under Gov. Ed Rendell and tolling Route 422.

Click here for the link to the video.

From Bad to Worse Under Democrats

Does anyone recall that the unemployment rate was 4.6% BEFORE Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007?

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment at 10.1% in September

October surprise: Gallup reports unemployment at 10.1 percent

October surprise: Gallup reports unemployment at 10.1 percent | Washington Examiner

Four Weeks - Remember November

Lousy Records Of Incumbents Go Unexplored

Lousy Records Of Incumbents Go Unexplored - IBD - Investors.com

Gerlach remains best man for job

Gerlach remains best man for job (10/6/10)

Newspaper: Harrisburg should slow down on Right-to-Know Act

Harrisburg should slow down on Right-to-Know Act (10/7/10)

Obama believes your paycheck is not your own

Obama believes your paycheck is not your own

Rasmussen: GOP control of senate well within reach

Rasmussen: GOP control of senate well within reach

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Heckavu job, Rahm

Tony Phyrillas interviews Fern Kaufman

Watch my interview with Fern Kaufman, the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 26th state House District in Chester County.

Watch videos of interviews with Trivedi, Kaufman - pottsmerc.com

Tony Phyrillas interviews Manan Trivedi

Watch my interview with Manan Trivedi, the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District.

Watch videos of interviews with Trivedi, Kaufman - pottsmerc.com

Bumper Crop of Ballot Measures Could Signal Major Fiscal Policy Shifts, Report Finds

Bumper Crop of Ballot Measures Could Signal Major Fiscal Policy Shifts, Report Finds

National Fire Prevention Week Is Reminder to Parents -- Prepare Home and Family for Fire Safety

National Fire Prevention Week Is Reminder to Parents -- Prepare Home and Family for Fire Safety

Freakonomics - Official Trailer [HD]

The American dream turns into nightmare under Obama

The American dream is alive but in peril - The Mercury