Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Failed Promises: Scranton

Why property taxes should be eliminated in Pennsylvania



HB 1776, The Property Tax Independence Act
Public Meeting Presentation Video - November 15, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. a no-show at Obama rally

POLITICO: Casey a no-show today, but in Philly tomorrow - David Catanese - Casey a no-show today, but in Philly tomorrow

Sen. John Rafferty aims for dream job: Pa. attorney general

State Sen. John Rafferty aims for dream job: Pa. attorney general (video) - pottsmerc.com

Chesco treasurer to run for PA auditor general

After less than one year in office, Chester County treasurer Ann Duke, a Republican, has set her sights on a much bigger office: Pennsylvania Auditor General.

Incumbent two-term Democrat Jack Wagner is prohibited by the state Constitution from seeking another term as auditor general, the state's fiscal watchdog.

Chesco treasurer to run for state auditor general - pottsmerc.com

Republican Debate Scorecard: Who Gets The Highest (and Lowest) Grades For Debating Skills So Far?

Republican Debate Scorecard: Who Gets The Highest (and Lowest) Grades For Debating Skills So Far?

Majority of Seniors Postpone Doctor Visits Due to Financial Concerns

Majority of Seniors Postpone Doctor Visits Due to Financial Concerns

National Report: Pennsylvania Ranks 27th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

National Report: Pennsylvania Ranks 27th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

2010 Census Shows 65 and Older Population Growing Faster Than Total U.S. Population

2010 Census Shows 65 and Older Population Growing Faster Than Total U.S. Population

Editorial: Legislators get raise despite lack of results

Only in Congress and the Pennsylvania Legislature can you be rewarded for not doing your job.

Legislators get raise despite lack of results - pottsmerc.com

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NewsBusted 11/29/11

Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers by Failing to Keep Privacy Promises

Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers by Failing to Keep Privacy Promises

Editorial: A climate of fraud

The Washington Times:
The latest release of 5,000 emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) reconfirms what the 2009's "Climategate" files established: Global warming is more fiction than science.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

EDITORIAL: A climate of fraud - Washington Times

Obama's Failed Scranton Promises

Obama's Failed Scranton Promises | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

And then there were two

What Are We Paying Obama For? And Can It Get Worse?

What Are We Paying Obama For? And Can It Get Worse?

Gallup: Obama Job Approval Drops Below Jimmy Carter's

Obama Approval Remains at 43% Through Thanksgiving Week

John Rafferty to Announce Bid for PA Attorney General

John Rafferty to Announce Bid for PA Attorney General

The Same

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Cheri Jacobus Slams MSNBC's Bashir: 'You Should Be Writing Ads' for the DNC | NewsBusters.org

Poll: 34% of Americans support Tea Party; 39% back Occupy movement

Despite wildly positive coverage by the mainstream media of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Occupy crowd barely gains more support that the media's much-maligned tea party movement, according to a new Harris poll.

One-third of Americans Support the Tea Party and Two in Five Support Occupy Wall Street

Sen. Pat Toomey says Dems torpedoed debt panel to protect Obama

Sen. Pat Toomey says Dems torpedoed debt panel to protect Obama - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Opinion: Sam Rohrer's principles are not for sale

Rohrer's principles are not for sale (11/28/11)

Exeter School Board vacancy appointment opposed

Three new members of the Exeter School Board object to the secret deal to re-appoint a longtime board member rejected by voters.

Exeter vacancy appointment opposed

Monday, November 28, 2011

'Shameless' Barney Frank

The Heartland Institute Reacts to Retirement of Rep. Barney Frank:
"Barney Frank spent much of his career expanding the powers of and defending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both of which have been involved in multi-billion-dollar scandals that helped enrich their corporate leaders, inflate a housing bubble until it burst, and spark the financial crisis. Even after watching Fannie and Freddie pay hundreds of millions of dollars in fines because of their corrupt practices, Frank left them untouched in the 'Dodd-Frank' financial regulatory bill that was supposed to address the causes of the financial crisis. Frank has been shameless in using Fannie and Freddie as social engineering and income redistribution tools. Unfortunately, Maxine Waters, who apparently will fill his slot as ranking member, has shown herself to be every bit as shameless."

PA State Rep. Mark Gillen to Host Town Hall Forum Dec. 1 to Discuss Utility Response to Snowstorm

Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks) will host a Town Hall Forum on Thursday, Dec. 1, to facilitate a discussion between Met-Ed and constituents of the 128th Legislative District who lost power following the October snowstorm.

Gillen to Host Town Hall Forum Dec. 1 to Discuss Utility Response to Snowstorm

PA State Sen. Judy Schwank wants action plan for utilities during outages

Schwank wants action plan for utilities during outages

November 7th, 2012



Barack Obama's promise of hope and change has turned into despair and status quo. Real change will come after Obama is voted out of office in 2012.

Rats Deserting A Sinking Ship

NEWS ITEM: Barney Frank is the 17th Democrat to announce he will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2012.

Pennsylvania Prosecutes 8 For Welfare Fraud

Office of Inspector General Announces October Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Pennsylvania Pharmacy Council Announces Opposition to PBM Merger

Pennsylvania Pharmacy Council Announces Opposition to PBM Merger

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces December Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces December Highlights

Ten People Killed, More Than 300 Injured in Holiday Traffic Crashes

Ten People Killed, More Than 300 Injured in Holiday Traffic Crashes

Obama campaigns on taxpayers' dime

White House denies Obama travel is political

Bob Casey & Barack Obama - Separated at Birth



Terrific video showing what a doormat Bob Casey Jr. has turned out to be as a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.

PA Legislators make double what their constituents bring home

Whatever happened to the concept of public service?

Pennsylvania legislators will earn a base salary of $82,000 a year starting Dec. 1, thanks to a state law (passed by the Legislature) that gives lawmakers an annual cost-of-living-adjustment unless the very same lawmakers vote to reject the pay hike.

Some lawmakers give back the annual COLA be sending a check at the end of the year to the state Treasury. Others donate the money to charity (and claim a nice tax deduction for it, no doubt).

But what they don't tell their constituents is that the annual salary bump also increases the amount of money lawmakers will receive from their taxpayer-paid pensions when they leave the Legislature.

P.S. - The average salary of a Pennsylvania worker is $43,000 a year.

Legislators make double what their constituents bring home - pottsmerc.com

Saturday, November 26, 2011

State Sen. Gene Yaw alone on taking a 3 percent pay hike

The average Pennsylvania worker makes $43,000 a year, but state legislators will make a base salary of $82,000 after a Dec. 1 pay raise kicks in.

How do you feel about working so hard to keep the permanent political class in the lifestyle they've become accustomed to?

Every member of the state House and half the members of the state Senate will face re-election in 2012. Remember the pay raise when your incumbent state lawmaker comes around looking for your vote next year.

State Sen. Gene Yaw alone on taking a 3 percent pay hike

State Sen. Gene Yaw alone on taking a 3 percent pay hike

The average Pennsylvania worker makes $43,000 a year, but state legislators will make a base salary of $82,000 after a Dec. 1 pay raise kicks in.

How do you feel about working so hard to keep the permanent political class in the lifestyle they've become accustomed to?

Every member of the state House and half the members of the state Senate will face re-election in 2012. Remember the pay raise when your incumbent state lawmaker comes around looking for your vote next year.

State Sen. Gene Yaw alone on taking a 3 percent pay hike

Pennsylvania state legislators to get pay raise on Dec. 1

Don't worry about a gift for your Pennsylvania state legislator. They've already decided to give themselves a 3% pay raise, effective Dec. 1, bringing their base salary to $82,000 a year - twice what the average Pennsylvania worker takes home.

State legislators to get pay raise on Dec. 1 - pottsmerc.com

Top 10 Reasons for Conservatives To Be Thankful

Top 10 Reasons for Conservatives To Be Thankful - HUMAN EVENTS

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Proclamation of George Washington

Thanksgiving Proclamation of George Washington
New York, October 3, 1789


By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be -- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks -- for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation -- for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war -- for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed -- for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted -- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions -- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually -- to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed -- to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord -- To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Family of 5-year-old battling brain cancer faces bleak holiday

The Pottstown Mercury has launched its 21st annual Operation Holiday drive to help area needy families with small children. Through the generosity of Mercury readers, more than $50,000 in donations were raised last year, allowing the program to provide food and gifts for 252 families including 701 children.

Family of 5-year-old battling brain cancer faces bleak holiday - pottsmerc.com

Governor Corbett Signs Execution Warrant for Allegheny County Killer

Governor Corbett Signs Execution Warrant for Allegheny County Killer

PennDOT Announces 21 Winners of Aviation Art Contest

PennDOT Announces 21 Winners of Aviation Art Contest

Governor Corbett Signs Execution Warrant for Philadelphia Killer

Governor Corbett Signs Execution Warrant for Philadelphia Killer

PA Revenue Department Reminds Cyber Monday Shoppers to Pay Use Tax

PA Revenue Department Reminds Cyber Monday Shoppers to Pay Use Tax

PA Game Commission Offers 'Wild' Gift Giving Ideas

PA Game Commission Offers 'Wild' Gift Giving Ideas

Big Fat Turkey

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CBO: Stimulus hurts economy in the long run

CBO: Stimulus hurts economy in the long run - Washington Times

U.S. Rep Jim Gerlach: Stop the bonuses for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives

Stop the bonuses for executives - pottsmerc.com

ClimateGate 2.0: 5,000 New Emails Confirm Pattern of Deception and Collusion by Alarmists

ClimateGate 2.0: 5,000 New Emails Confirm Pattern of Deception and Collusion by Alarmists | NewsBusters.org

Pennsylvania State Stores Now Offer Mail-Order Option

State Stores Now Offer Mail-Order Option - Project Economy News Story - WGAL The Susquehanna Valley

PA Gov. Tom Corbett Transfers Homeland Security Office to State Police

Governor Corbett Transfers Homeland Security Office to State Police

Pennsylvania Hunters Urged to Donate Venison to Help Feed Hungry

Pennsylvania Hunters Urged to Donate Venison to Help Feed Hungry

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Unveil New Tow Plow, Stress Motorist Safety

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Unveil New Tow Plow, Stress Motorist Safety

Poll: Obama struggling in Pennsylvania

If the presidential election were held today, Barack Obama would lose Pennsylvania to Mitt Romney, according to a new poll.

Without taking Pennsylvania, which was key to his 2008 win, Obama's chances of re-election are greatly diminished.

Obama struggling in Pennsylvania - Public Policy Polling

Sam Rohrer U.S. Senate Announcement

PA First Lady Susan Corbett Announces Holiday Tour Schedule for Governor's Residence

First Lady Susan Corbett Announces Holiday Tour Schedule for Governor's Residence

Monday, November 21, 2011

Democrats Are The Party Of The Rich

7 of the 10 richest members of Congress are Democrats ... and the corrupt liberal media keeps telling us the Republicans are the party of the rich? Gimme, a break!

See the list of richest members of Congress for yourself at OpenSecrets.org

No New Energy Taxes



Tell Senator Pat Toomey, keep fighting for Pennsylvania jobs and against job-destroying energy taxes.

Sam Rohrer Announces US Senate Run

Pennsylvania to Crack Down on Welfare Fraud

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Creates Office of Program Integrity to Strengthen Efforts to Curb Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Vote Now for Pennsylvania's 2012 River of the Year

Vote Now for Pennsylvania's 2012 River of the Year

Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

Milton Friedman's Message for Occupy Wall Street

Newspaper: Occupy Wall St. protesters should pack up, go home

Occupy Wall St. protesters should pack up, go home - pottsmerc.com

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Newspaper: Time to kill COLA for Pennsylvania politicians

Pennsylvania legislators are preparing to give themselves a "stealth" pay raise on Dec. 1, bringing the base salary of a state lawmaker to $82,000 a year.

It's time to kill the COLA for state leaders - The York Daily Record

Sen. Pat Toomey on 'Face the Nation'

Opinion: The false promises of Obama socialism

Hope and change, Obama-style:
After three years, the divisiveness in America is worse than ever. Political name calling has become a national disgrace. The economy is still very weak. Unemployment has risen to over 9 percent. The poor got poorer. His massive, mostly unsuccessful, spending programs have added over $4 trillion to our national debt. His supporters try to ignore these fundamental facts and blame his failure on everyone or everything else.
The false promises of socialism - phillyBurbs.com : Reader Voices: letter to the editor, obama, socialism, false promises

Opinion: The false promises of Obama socialism

Hope and change, Obama-style:
After three years, the divisiveness in America is worse than ever. Political name calling has become a national disgrace. The economy is still very weak. Unemployment has risen to over 9 percent. The poor got poorer. His massive, mostly unsuccessful, spending programs have added over $4 trillion to our national debt. His supporters try to ignore these fundamental facts and blame his failure on everyone or everything else.
The false promises of socialism - phillyBurbs.com : Reader Voices: letter to the editor, obama, socialism, false promises

Conservative Stalwart Rohrer to Enter Pennsylvania Senate Race - HUMAN EVENTS

Conservative Stalwart Rohrer to Enter Pennsylvania Senate Race - HUMAN EVENTS

Top 10 Most Needed Government Reforms

Top 10 Most Needed Government Reforms - HUMAN EVENTS

Friday, November 18, 2011

NewsBusted 11/18/11

Rick Perry on Cavuto

The Hypocrisy Of Fat-Cat Dems

Investor's Business Daily:
As Democrats demonize Wall Street CEOs as the "greedy" fiends of the financial crisis, they've lined their own pockets — both before and after the crisis. Nancy Pelosi's just the latest example.
Read the full editorial (which names names for top ethically-challenged Democrats) at the link below:

Pelosi Leads List Of Conflict Of Interest Dems - Investors.com

VIDEO: Occupy Harrisburg protesters disrupt redistricting commission meeting

VIDEO: Occupy Harrisburg protesters disrupt redistricting commission meeting

Advocates Seeks Reforms in Response to Penn State Child Abuse Scandal

Advocates Seek Intentional Reforms in Response to the Penn State Child Abuse Scandal

Gov. Corbett Announces Nominations and Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations and Appointments

U.S. Debt Tops $15 Trillion Under Obama



Fifteen Trillion And Counting - HUMAN EVENTS

PA Hunters Advised to Check Status of State Forest Roads

PA Hunters Advised to Check Status of State Forest Roads

Sam Rohrer to Announce Run for U.S. Senate

Conservative Sam Rohrer, who served in the Pennsylvania Legislature for 18 years and ran for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor in 2010, plans to announce Monday he will run for a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania in 2012.

The announcement is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the Governor's Ballroom of the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill, Pa.

Rohrer, a leader of the state's conservative movement and tireless proponent of the elimination of Pennsylvania's onerous property tax, challenged Tom Corbett in the Republican gubernatorial primary last year.

While Corbett won the nomination and eventually was elected governor, Rohrer made a surprisingly strong showing considering the party establishment (and money) went mostly to Corbett. (Rohrer routed Corbett in Berks County by an 80%-20% margin, and Rohrer beat Corbett in Lancaster County by a 52%-48% margin).

Rohrer, who retired from the Legislature at the end of 2010 to take the post of state director for Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania, will run for the Senate seat held by first-term Democrat Bob Casey Jr., one of the most liberal members of the Senate and a close ally of President Obama.

Pennsylvania's other Senate seat is held by conservative Republican Pat Toomey.

For more information on Sam Rohrer and his bid for U.S. Senate in 2012, visit www.RohrerforSenate.org

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

'Great American Smokeout' on Nov. 17

Pennsylvania Department of Health Encourages Smokers to Become Tobacco-Free During 'Great American Smokeout' on Nov. 17

Supporters Rally at Pennsylvania Capitol For Educational Options

Supporters Rally at Pennsylvania Capitol in Support of Educational Options

Homicides Fall to Lowest Rate in Four Decades

Homicides Fall to Lowest Rate in Four Decades

MADD Gives Pennsylvania 5-Star Rating for Efforts to Reduce Drunk Driving

MADD Releases National and State-by-State Ratings as Part of its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving Fifth Anniversary Report to the Nation

PA Gaming Control Board Releases October Table Game Revenue

Gaming Control Board Releases October Table Game Revenue

Obama Thinks You're Lazy

Governor Corbett Calls for Education Reform at Philadelphia Rally

Governor Corbett Calls for Education Reform at Philadelphia Rally

From The Archives: Why revealing Joe Paterno's salary is important

From The Archives: Why revealing Joe Paterno's salary is important

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NewsBusted 11/15/11

Networks Ignore Calls For Kagan's Recusal as Supreme Court Takes on ObamaCare Case

Networks Ignore Calls For Kagan's Recusal as Supreme Court Takes on ObamaCare Case

Ed Schultz Spills: A Lot of Liberals Listen to NPR, 'Huge' in D.C., New York

Ed Schultz Spills: A Lot of Liberals Listen to NPR, 'Huge' in D.C., New York | NewsBusters.org

State Rep. Mike Vereb wants Sandusky's bail examined

State Rep. Mike Vereb wants Sandusky's bail examined

Columnist: Barack Obama's Lazy America

John Hayward:
For some reason, Barack Obama has decided that part of his path to re-election will involve blaming his failures on the American people, who can be insulted into loving him again. This narrative involves convincing us that the American spirit was so degenerate by 2008 that not even the dazzling skills of the LIghtworker could save us… at least, not in a mere four years.
Barack Obama's Lazy America - HUMAN EVENTS

Mover Rate Reaches Record Low, Census Bureau Reports

Mover Rate Reaches Record Low, Census Bureau Reports

Pennsylvania AARP Members Delivering 57,000 Petitions to State Congressional Delegation

Pennsylvania AARP Members Delivering 57,000 Petitions to State Congressional Delegation

Monday, November 14, 2011

Governor Corbett Nominates New Members to Pennsylvania Securities Commission

Governor Corbett Nominates New Members to Pennsylvania Securities Commission

Next Thun Trail cleanup day is Nov. 19

EXETER — The Schuylkill River Greenway Association TrailKeepers and the Berks County Bicycle Club will hold a workday on the Thun Trail on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and are looking for help.

Volunteers will meet at the Trailhead at Angstat Road near the intersection of Route 724 and Route 176. Work to be done includes clean up from recent storms.

Rain date will be Nov. 20.

In the event of questionable weather or conditions, call Greg Marshall at 610-780-3195.

Opinion: Major media bias, skewing are concern

This op-ed published in the West Chester Daily Local News hits the nail on the head when it comes to liberal media bias:
"Please be cognizant of this reality: that most of the news you will be hearing and reading about will be filtered through the lenses of a deeply entrenched liberal media, not in the least constrained by normal inhibitions, and if there's nothing especially negative to report, you can expect something to appear from thin air by Democratic operatives and hatchetmen like Axelrod or Plouffe or Debbie Wasserman-Shultz or Gloria Allred, e.g., that Romney has a mistress sequestered in South America or has a love child in Switzerland and NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, the N.Y. Times, the BBC, Time Magazine, etc., etc, all the major media outlets will go nuts (without the slightest vetting) -- you get the idea.
Read the full column at the link below:

Major media bias, skewing are concern - dailylocal.com

Concord Coalition Urges Super Committee Co-Chairs to Produce a Legislative Framework

Concord Coalition Urges Super Committee Co-Chairs to Produce a Legislative Framework

'IndoctriNation' exposes anti-Christian bias in public schools

IndoctriNation Trailer from IndoctriNation on Vimeo.

ACLJ Urges High Court To Declare ObamaCare Unconstitutional

ACLJ Readies For SCOTUS ObamaCare Battle: Will Represent More Than 100 Members of Congress Urging High Court To Declare Health Care Law Unconstitutional

Reporting Suspected Child Abuse is Required, Not Optional, for 'Mandated Reporters'

Reporting Suspected Child Abuse is Required, Not Optional, for 'Mandated Reporters'

Gods and Greek Economy

Explosive ‘60 Minutes’ Report Reveals Widespread Washington Corruption

Whatever happened to Nancy Pelosi's promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C.?

Breitbart.tv » Explosive '60 Minutes' Report Reveals Widespread Washington Corruption

Bloomberg Ignores Multiple Scandals of the Obama Administration

Bloomberg Ignores Multiple Scandals of the Obama Administration

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tone Deaf PA Politicians Set to Give Themselves a Pay Raise

Tone Deaf PA Politicians Set to Give Themselves a Pay Raise

Pennsylvania Clings To Liquor Monopoly

Sam Rohrer to challenge Bob Casey Jr. for Senate

Conservative Sam Rohrer to challenge Bob Casey Jr. for U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania

Sen. Rand Paul: 'Environmental extremists' taking over policy

Sen. Rand Paul: 'Environmental extremists' taking over policy - The Hill's Video

Poll: Disapproval of Obama on economy hits record high

Poll: Disapproval of Obama on economy hits record high - The Hill's Ballot Box

Weekly Republican Address 11/12/11

Top 10 Liberal Hit Jobs

Herman Cain is but the latest target of the liberal "hit" machine.

Top 10 Liberal Hit Jobs - HUMAN EVENTS

A Math Lesson for Barack Obama

Rick Perry Launches National Ad Campaign

Perry Launches National Ad Campaign - Rebecca Kaplan - NationalJournal.com

Friday, November 11, 2011

NewsBusted 11/11/11

Biden to continue collecting rent from Secret Service

Who can blame Joe Biden from making a little money on the side, courtesy of the American taxpayer?

Biden to continue collecting rent from Secret Service - Washington Times

NBC, ABC Skip Obama Delay of Pipeline That Could Create 20,000 Jobs

NBC, ABC Skip Obama Administration's Delay of Pipeline That Could Create 20,000 Jobs | NewsBusters.org

So Much Owed To Veterans

ACLJ Applauds United Nations Announcement Concluding No Statehood for Palestinians

ACLJ Applauds United Nations Announcement Concluding No Statehood for Palestinians

Bad-Hand Barack

Three years into his presidency and having run up $4 trillion in new debt, Barack Obama is still trying to blame George W. Bush for the economy.

Veteran political observer Charlie Cook says Obama's excuses won't fly anymore: "The president didn't create the bad economy. But now he owns it, whether he likes it or not."

Bad-Hand Barack - Charlie Cook - NationalJournal.com

Time for a Tea Party Revival in Response to Mindless Occupiers

Roger Hedgecock: Time for a Tea Party Revival in Response to Mindless Occupiers - HUMAN EVENTS

Thank a veteran today

Berks lawmakers want to hear from residents who lost power

State Sen. Judy Schwank and state Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone are asking Berks County residents who lost power during or after the Oct. 29 snowstorm to call or write their offices and share their stories. The state lawmakers want to conduct hearings about the response by Met-Ed and PP&L.

How to tell your story

PECO to spend $2M in Chesco to reduce outages

While PECO is stepping up to help customers avoid future power outages, not a peep out of Met-Ed, which left tens of thousands of Berks County customers in the dark for up to a week.

PECO to spend $2M in Chesco to reduce outages - pottsmerc.com

The Significance of Veterans Day

Leon R. Kass: The Significance of Veterans Day | The Weekly Standard

Obama Gaffes - Greatest Hits



With the liberal media laughing it up at Gov. Rick Perry's flub the other night, let's review some of the stupidest things Barack Obama has said over the years.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Fannie Mae loss widens, asks taxpayers for $7.8 billion in bailouts

This mess is happening under Barack Obama's watch. It's been three years and $4 trillion in new debt since George W. Bush was in office.

Fannie Mae loss widens, asks taxpayers for $7.8 billion

Gallup: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals 2-1

Democrats More Liberal, Less White Than in 2008

NewsBusted 11/8/11

Candidates May Want to 'Friend' Young Voters

Candidates May Want to 'Friend' Young Voters

State Bonus Available to Pennsylvania Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans

State Bonus Available to Pennsylvania Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans

PA Takes Disciplinary Action Against 68 Licensed Professionals

PA Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 68 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System Set for Nov. 9

Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System Set for Nov. 9

'When it comes to sex, the media apply different standards to Republicans and Democrats'

Cal Thomas: "When it comes to sex, the media apply different standards to Republicans and Democrats."

Different rules for candidate Cain - dailylocal.com

Record numbers of Americans now living in poverty under Obama

Record numbers of Americans now living in poverty

Now the Occupy Folks are Against... Christmas!

Now the Occupy Folks are Against... Christmas!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Income Inequality Rose Most Under Clinton, Obama

Liberal hypocrisy at its finest. Democrats blame the rich for all the nation's ills, but the rich keep getting richer under Democratic administrations.

Income Inequality Rose Most Under President Clinton - Latest Headlines - Investors.com

Raising Red Launches 'Campaign 365: Defeat Obama & Save America'

Raising Red Launches 'Campaign 365: Defeat Obama & Save America'

New Poll: Obama's Stimulus Push Not Working

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Study: Occupier Outrages Omitted | NewsBusters.org

Newspaper: Pay freeze for Pennsylvania politicians

At a time when so many Pennsylvania families are struggling, is it right for elected officials already making $80,000 a year to give themselves a pay raise?

From a Harrisburg Patriot News editorial urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to forgo a scheduled pay increase on Dec. 1:
Teachers do it. State workers do it.

It's about time our elected officials did it, too.

Tens of millions of private-sector employees have seen their pay frozen for one, two or even three years now.

Federal employees have had a freeze on cost-of-living adjustments since last fall.

The state House should accept a one-year pay freeze. The state Senate should do the same.

It's not about politics. It's about integrity.
Does your state representative or state senator feel your pain? If not, perhaps you should send them a simple message: Give yourself a pay hike on Dec. 1, and I'll vote you out of office in 2012.

Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

Pennsylvania Marks Winter Weather Awareness Week, Urges Public Readiness

PEMA Marks Winter Weather Awareness Week, Urges Public Readiness

Jenny Brown and Bruce Castor for Montgomery County Commissioner

Unions own Democratic Party

A quick review of campaign contributions to candidates in Berks County shows that most of the Democrats are financed by Big Labor. So when these local and county officials get elected, look for them to funnel your tax dollars back into union coffers. That's the way Democrats play the game.

Contributions to local political candidates

This is only a test

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, the federal government will take temporary control of every television and radio station in the country for 4 minutes. At least that's what the government is telling us.

National emergency system test set for Wednesday - pottsmerc.com

The Failure of Trickle-Down Obamanomics

The Failure of Trickle-Down Obamanomics - HUMAN EVENTS

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

ABC Skips Corzine Resignation, CBS and NBC Avoid Democrat Label | NewsBusters.org

Mark Levin Keynote at Defending the Dream Conference

Wall Street Firm Behind Solyndra Bailout Major Donor to Obama, Democrats

Wall Street Firm Behind Solyndra Bailout Major Donor to Obama, Democrats | The Weekly Standard

Friday, November 04, 2011

Obama, Romney Tied Nationally and in Swing States

Obama, Romney Tied Nationally and in Swing States

It's Been Three Years

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Peter Wehner, writing in Commentary Magazine:
There are many ways to measure media bias in America — but in some respects the coverage of the Tea Party Movement versus the coverage of OWS is among the most revealing of all.
Read the full column at the link below:

Occupy, the Tea Party and Media Bias

Why are liberals so afraid of Voter ID laws?

What is it about having to show photo identification at the polls that scares liberals so much?

Interactive: A state-by-state look at voter ID laws for 2012 elections

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Change Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries When Changing Clocks This Weekend

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Change Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries When Changing Clocks This Weekend

Is Herman Cain Toast?

Sam Rohrer to run for U.S. Senate

Can conservative Sam Rohrer follow in Pat Toomey's footsteps and win a seat in the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania?

Toomey knocked off incumbent Arlen Specter in 2010.

If Rohrer can oust ultra-liberal Bob Casey Jr. in 2012, it would give Pennsylvania two of the most conservative Senators in the country.

Although the Republican field is crowded, Rohrer is the early frontrunner. He's the only candidate who has run a statewide campaign. Rohrer ran for the GOP nomination for governor in 2012 against eventual winner Tom Corbett.

And Rohrer has the same support that Toomey did from the conservative base of the Republican Party in Pennsylvania.

Former Berks County state rep. announces run for U.S. Senate - pottsmerc.com

History argues against Obama reelection

Who says there's no such thing as good news anymore?

History argues against Obama reelection - Washington Times

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Bill would require utilities to compensate customers after outages

Here's a rare case where a Democrat makes sense. A Pennsylvania state lawmaker has introduced a bill to force utility companies to compensate customers for power outages. More than 21,000 Pennsylvania residents still don't have power after an Oct. 29 snow storm caught utilities napping.

Bill would require utilities to compensate customers after outages

Poorest poor in US hits new record under Obama

Inside Obama's American, where "hope and change" has turned into despair and maintaining the status quo.

Poorest poor in US hits new record: 1 in 15 people - Boston.com

NewsBusted 11/1/11

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Networks Hit Cain Story 50 Times in Less Than Four Days; Ignored Clinton Scandals | NewsBusters.org

Swing States Poll: Obama in trouble

Swing States poll: Obama's path to 2nd term an uphill climb – USATODAY.com

PA Department of Health Urges Public to Get Flu Shots Now

PA Department of Health Urges Public to Get Flu Shots Now

White House Bonus Hypocrisy

Investor's Business Daily:
When bailed-out private Wall Street banks handed out bonuses last year, the president threw a fit. So why is he ignoring the huge executive bonuses at government-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
Read the full editorial at the link below:

White House Bonus Hypocrisy - Latest Headlines - Investors.com

From The Desk Of Donald Trump: Jon Stewart

Report: 280 Most Profitable U.S. Corporations Shelter Half Their Profits from Taxes

Report: 280 Most Profitable U.S. Corporations Shelter Half Their Profits from Taxes; Thirty Companies Paid Less Than Zero in Taxes in the Last Three Years

F&M Poll: Obama Loses to (Nobody) in PA

New Franklin & Marshall Poll: By a 52 to 42 percent margin, Pennsylvania voters do not believe President Obama deserves re-election.

F&M Poll: Obama Loses to Nobody

The Republicans’ Senate Advantage

Reid Wilson, writing at NationalJournal.com: 2012 is looking a lot like 2006 as the Democrats who ousted a slew of GOP incumbents from the chamber are now on the hot seat.

The Republicans' Senate Advantage - Reid Wilson - NationalJournal.com

Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably - 2012 Decoded

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Pennsylvania lawmakers anticipate annual pay raise

The base salary of a Pennsylvania state legislator is $79,613 and these "public servants" will receive a COLA on Dec. 1 under a 1995 law that automatically raises their pay unless they vote not to accept the increase.

With the COLA, state lawmakers will make more than $80,000 a year.

With Pennsylvania's unemployment rate at 8.3% and rising and tax collection revenues declining every month in the new fiscal year, how can state lawmakers justify taking more from their constituents?

One Republican lawmaker - Rep. Brad Roae - wants to eliminate the scheduled pay raise.

"Many teachers and state workers agreed to a one-year pay freeze because of the state budget problems, so I think state representatives should lead by example and do the same thing," Roae said. "Social Security recipients went for several years without a COLA and the increase they are going to get next year will be offset by the higher Medicare payments retirees have to pay. Many local companies could not afford to give raises to their employees this year. If all of these people have had their incomes frozen, I believe state representatives should also have their incomes frozen."

Will a majority of the career politicians in Harrisburg vote to turn down a pay raise?

Stay tuned.

State Rep. Brad Roae Introduces Bill to Freeze State Representatives' Pay

What if Obama took over things like the holidays?

Gov. Corbett Commends PA Lawmakers for Marcellus Shale Bill Work

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Commends Lawmakers for Marcellus Shale Bill Work

House affirms 'In God We Trust' as National Motto

The measure, which encourages the motto's display in all public schools and government buildings, passed by a 396-9 margin, with 2 abstentions. Eight of the nine "No" votes were cast by Democrats.

POLITICO: House affirms 'In God We Trust' - On Congress

After First Stimulus Failed, Bob Casey Jr. Wants To Do It Again

After Claiming Their First $825 Billion Stimulus Would Be Spent On Infrastructure, Casey & Obama Want A Mulligan

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Begins Work on 2012-2016 State Plan on Aging

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Begins Work on 2012-2016 State Plan on Aging

New Study Highlights Aviation Industry's Economic Impact, Benefits

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