Monday, April 30, 2012

The Public Pension Time Bomb

Census Bureau Reports Public Pension Assets Increase More Than $257 Billion for State and Local Public-Employee Retirement Systems in 2010

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Air Quality Awareness Week

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Air Quality Awareness Week

Gov. Corbett Releases Statement on Trainer Refinery Announcement

Governor Corbett Releases Statement on Trainer Facility Announcement

Infographic: Young Hit Hard by the Obama Economy

Infographic: Young Hit Hard by the Obama Economy | Republican Study Committee (RSC)

AFP Wasteful Spending Ad

Tell Obama 'Gas Prices Are Too Damn High'

Generation Opportunity's Online Petition Drive Provides Young Americans the Ability to Take Action by Telling President Obama That "Gas Prices Are Too Damn High"

MSNBC's Bashir Attacks Ann Romney.... For Having Multiple Sclerosis?!

MSNBC's Bashir Attacks Ann Romney.... For Having Multiple Sclerosis?! | NewsBusters.org

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

WashPost Writes The Public Be Damned: They're Biased If They Think We're Biased | NewsBusters.org

Friday, April 27, 2012

Barack Obama, The Road We Really Traveled

Join May 7 rally to end Pa. school property taxes

Join May 7 rally to end Pa. school property taxes

American Crossroads: "Cool"

PA National Guard to Host Hiring Expo for Service Members, Veterans

PA National Guard to Host Hiring Expo for Service Members, Veterans

MLAR: PA Department of Agriculture Refuses to Enforce Laws Protecting PA's Puppy Mill Dogs

MLAR: PA Department of Agriculture Refuses to Enforce Laws Protecting PA's Puppy Mill Dogs

Pennsylvania Department of Health Extends Grace Period for School Immunizations by Two Weeks

Pennsylvania Department of Health Extends Grace Period for School Immunizations by Two Weeks

The Obama Recession continues ....

Economy slowed to 2.2% growth rate in Q1 – USATODAY.com

'Life and Faith in Ancient Times' Exhibit Coming to Franklin Institute

Ancient Handwritten Genesis and Other 2,000-Year-Old Biblical Texts To Join Relics and Artifacts from the Birth of the Christian Era In Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times

PennDOT Announces Winners of Safety PSA Contest for Students

PennDOT Announces Winners of Safety PSA Contest for Students

Outdoor Farmers Market to Open May 1 at PA Farm Show Complex

Outdoor Farmers Market to Open May 1 at PA Farm Show Complex

Thursday, April 26, 2012

'Occupy Unmasked' - Official Movie Trailer

Rebuilding Of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Moves Forward Near World Trade Center Site

Rep. Carolyn Maloney: Rebuilding Of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Moves Forward Near World Trade Center Site « CBS New York

It’s NOT Your Grandma’s Tea Party Anymore!

It’s NOT Your Grandma’s Tea Party Anymore! – Patriot Update

Pa. Legislature holding $184M in reserve accounts

At a time when the state is running a budget deficit for the current fiscal year and Gov. Corbett has proposed cuts for his next budget, the Pennsylvania Legislature is sitting on a $185 million slush fund. It's not their money!!!

APNewsBreak: Pa. Legislature’s reserve $184M last year

Race for the White House Comes Down to 7 States

Race for the White House Comes Down to 7 States | Red Dog Report

Rally for Property Tax Independence in Harrisburg

David Baldinger, administrator of the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition, has issued the following press release on an upcoming rally at the State Capitol in Harrisburg for push for the elimination of property taxes in Pennsylvania:
Monday, May 7, is a critical date for the Property Tax Independence Act.  On that day prime sponsors Rep. Jim Cox and Sen. David Argall, other members of the General Assembly who support our efforts, and taxpayers from across Pennsylvania will gather in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg for a rally to declare our independence from the tyranny of property taxes.

What: Capitol Rally for Property Tax Independence
When: Monday, May 7
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: The State Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg

This event is tremendously important to our efforts.  We need to demonstrate to the Governor and to the Harrisburg lawmakers, in the most passionate manner possible, that we have had enough of ineffective property tax “relief” measures and that we will only settle for the complete elimination of this onerous and unfair tax through the enactment of House Bill 1776 and Senate Bill 1400, the Property Tax Independence Act.

If you believe in and support the total elimination of the school property tax through the Property Tax Independence Act your attendance at this rally is vital!

This will be a major media event that will help to publicize far and wide the news of the Property Tax Independence Act.  Masses of taxpayers will make a huge impression, so please make every effort to be present for this historic rally.  Bring your friends and neighbors, arrange car pools, spread the word as widely as possible, and do all you can to show your support.  A flyer promoting the rally that you can print to post or distribute is available at the link below.

Some groups in various areas of the state have arranged for bus transportation at reasonable rates.  The list of bus trips and the areas they serve are available on the PTCC website at www.ptcc.us/arc042312.htm

We absolutely need you to attend!  Feel free to bring signs, too, but be sure to not attach them to sticks – they’re not allowed in the Capitol.

Obamanomics In Action: U.S. Homeownership Hits Decade Low

U.S. Homeownership Hits Decade Low

Taxpayers Stuck With Billions In TARP Losses

Judicial Watch: While the Obama Administration laughably claims that its disastrous bank bailout has turned a profit, a federal investigation reveals this week that hundreds of small financial institutions can’t afford to repay the government loans and its costing U.S. taxpayers tens of billions of dollars.


Taxpayers Stuck With Billions In TARP Losses | Judicial Watch

Michelle Obama's Vacation in Spain Cost American Taxpayers $467,585

Michelle Obama's August 2010 Vacation in Spain Cost American Taxpayers $467,585 According to Records Obtained by Judicial Watch | Judicial Watch

Obama 2012: #StillNotReady

Poll: Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime

Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll

PLCB Honors Winning Student Artists in Alcohol Education Poster Contest

PLCB Honors Winning Student Artists in Alcohol Education Poster Contest

West Chester Arbor Day Event to Target Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

West Chester Arbor Day Event to Target Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

Gov. Corbett Highlights Collaboration in Battling Cybercrime

Governor Corbett Highlights Collaboration in Battling Cybercrime

PA Insurance Department Announces Quarterly Enforcement Actions

PA Insurance Department Announces Quarterly Enforcement Actions

NLRB 'Working Overtime' to Boost Unions, Attorney Warns

NLRB 'Working Overtime' to Boost Unions, Attorney Warns

Newt Gingrich: Big Labor Tramples Employee Rights

Big Labor Tramples Employee Rights - HUMAN EVENTS

Catch Me If You Can


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Budget guts Pa. watchdog agencies, offices

Budget guts Pa. watchdog agencies, offices - News - Citizens Voice

U.S. Financial Comfort Falls to New Low Under Obama

U.S. Financial Comfort Falls to New Low

Judicial Watch Challenges Calif. Superior Court Ban Of Documentary Movie

Judicial Watch Challenges Calif. Superior Court Ban Of Documentary Movie

U.S. Jail Population Declines for Third Consecutive Year

U.S. Jail Population Declines for Third Consecutive Year

Gallup: Romney tops Obama with religious voters

Religiousness a Key Factor for Romney and Obama Support

Corbin tops Muller to gain GOP nomination in 155th

Corbin tops Muller to gain GOP nomination in 155th

Obama, Congressional Dems want to tax your 401(k) retirement savings

Obama wants to tax your 401(k)

How does Obama spend your tax dollars?

NAA: Newspaper Site Traffic Up 4.4% In Q1

About 113 million adults visited newspaper sites during the first quarter of 2012, according to Newspaper Association of America.

NAA: Newspaper Site Traffic Up 4.4% In Q1

Planned Parenthood intimidation campaign backfires

A $100,000 campaign by Planned Parentood to defeat a Republican candidate in a special election for an open legislative seat in Pennsylvania did not work. The Republican won the election on Tuesday.

Republican Mackenzie beats Slattery in 134th House Dist. special election

Report: More than $761M in restitution owed to Pennsylvania crime victims

Pennsylvania Honors Crime Victims, Focuses on Right to Restitution

PA Cyber Charter School begins enrolling students for 2012-13 school year

PA Cyber Charter School begins enrolling students for 2012-2013 school year

Gov. Corbett Announces $115M Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 17 Counties

Governor Corbett Announces $115 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 17 Counties

Gov. Corbett Announces $115M Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 17 Counties

Governor Corbett Announces $115 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 17 Counties

Pa. Republicans Welcome Longtime Democrat Tom Smith Under Big Tent

It's official. A 30-year Democrat by the name of Tom Smith will be the Republican candidate to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr.

Smith, who billed himself as a "conservative," defeated the Republican Party-endorsed Steve Welch, who finished third in a five-man race.

Party leaders were quick to embrace Smith under the Republican big tent.

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement supporting Smith:

"I'd like to congratulate Tom Smith on a hard-fought victory and endorse his candidacy. Tom is a self-made man from humble origins who understand the value of hard work. His understanding of job creation and his vast private sector experience is exactly what our government needs right now. I look forward to supporting his candidacy in the coming months."

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason issued the following statement:

"I congratulate U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith, Attorney General candidate David Freed, Auditor General candidate John Maher, and State Treasurer candidate Diana Irey Vaughan for their victories tonight and we are excited to help elect them in November."

"We have an incredible Republican grassroots network in Pennsylvania and I am excited to unite and focus on delivering big wins for our entire Republican team. We look forward to supporting Mitt Romney and all of our Republican candidates as we keep Pennsylvania red in November."

No word on Gov. Tom Corbett's reaction to Welch's embarrassing defeat.

Corbett, according to sources, insisted the party back Welch over better-known candidates like former state Rep. Sam Rohrer, who finished second in Tuesday's voting.

The Welch debacle is the latest political kiss of death involving Gov. Corbett, who has a habit of backing losing candidates.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

'If I wanted America to fail'

Romney wins Pennsylvania

Mitt Romney has been declared the winner of the Pennsylvania Republican primary. He's won four of the five states where Republicans voted today. New York polls closed at 9 p.m. Will Romney sweep?

PA State Police to Accept Expired, Unwanted Prescription Drugs

PA State Police to Accept Expired, Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Opinion: Pennsylvania homeowners demand property tax relief

Pennsylvania homeowners demand property tax relief

Viewing of Cyprus Documentary in Boston

A documentary about the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus will be screened in Boston on May 9.

Viewing of Cyprus Documentary in Boston

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners Adopts 2012-13 Seasons and Bag Limits

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners Adopts 2012-13 Seasons and Bag Limits

Pennsylvania's Community Colleges Poised to Meet Challenges Set Forth in Report

Pennsylvania's Community Colleges Poised to Meet Challenges Set Forth in Report

Suppose they gave an election and nobody came?


Voter turnout in my Pennsylvania precinct was the lowest in 20 years. I was the only voter in the municipal building at 1 p.m. and nobody was behind me when I left. One of the poll workers said it's been like that all day. And for those Democrats concerned that the state's new Voter ID law would create delays, it took 5 seconds to show a photo ID before I could cast my vote.

Pennsylvania Joins Fight Against Cyber Threats

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and United Kingdom Officials to Address Government and Industry Collaboration on Fighting Cyber Threats

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Approves 15 New State Historical Markers

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Approves 15 New State Historical Markers

Monday, April 23, 2012

Columnist: Tom Corbett's Love Affair With The Democrats

Tom Corbett's Love Affair With The Democrats: An Election Letter Back At Ya'

From 'Hope' to Hypocrisy: The Senator Who Became A Sellout

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces May Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces May Highlights

Secretary of Aging Helps Launch Berks County 'Senior Center Without Walls'

Secretary of Aging Helps Launch Berks County 'Senior Center Without Walls'

PA Statewide Public Health Emergency Preparedness Drill Hailed as Success

PA Statewide Public Health Emergency Preparedness Drill Hailed as Success

Media Myth Debunked: Republicans Are More Informed About Politics Than Democrats

Media Myth Debunked: Republicans Are More Informed About Politics Than Democrats | NewsBusters.org

Global warming guru admits he was wrong about climate change

Global warming guru admits he was wrong about climate change - HUMAN EVENTS

Group trying to change direction of Chester County GOP

Conservatives in Chester County are trying to win a bigger say in party politics in Pennsylvania's most Republican county.


Group trying to change direction of Chester County GOP

Columnist: Three races to watch in Pennsylvania Tuesday

Three races to watch in Pennsylvania Tuesday - HUMAN EVENTS

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Big Fail: How's Obama Working For You?

The Big Fail: How's Obama Working For You? | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Conservative business owner seeks to unseat Rep. Milne

A conservative businessman wants to unseat incumbent Republican state Rep. Duane Milne in Chester County's 167th District. The primary is Tuesday, April 24.


East Whiteland business owner seeks to unseat Milne

Opinion: Fund public schools with sales tax

An excellent letter to the editor from a Berks County resident on the logic of eliminating property taxes to fund Pennsylvania schools:

"Replacing all existing taxes with a single income tax levied on people for each level of government and the sales tax to fund schools would reduce the cost of tax collection, increase the efficiency, enable entrepreneurs to create jobs and reduce the price of everything."


Fund public schools with sales tax (4/19/12)

PA DEP Awards Grants for Environmental Education and Stewardship

PA DEP Awards Grants for Environmental Education and Stewardship

PA Department of Health Stages Three-Day, Full-Scale Emergency Exercise

PA Department of Health Stages Three-Day, Full-Scale Emergency Exercise

Report: Illegal Immigration Costs Ohio $878 Million a Year

New Report from FAIR Finds that Illegal Immigration Costs Ohio $878 Million a Year

In Honor of Earth Day

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Earth Day Special: The Media's Top 25 Wackiest Environmental Quotes

Earth Day Special: The Media's Top 25 Wackiest Environmental Quotes | NewsBusters.org

So Far, Media Mum on Obama's Defense Secretary: $1 Million for Commuting Costs?

So Far, Media Mum on Obama's Defense Secretary: A Million Dollars for Commuting Costs? | NewsBusters.org

Traffic Safety Coalition Announces New Safety Campaign in Pennsylvania

Traffic Safety Coalition Announces New Safety Campaign in Pennsylvania

Teen Seat Belt Use is Significantly Higher in States with Stronger Laws

Teen Seat Belt Use is Significantly Higher in States with Stronger Laws

Brandywine River Museum to Offer Tours of Andrew Wyeth's Studio

Brandywine River Museum to Offer Tours of Andrew Wyeth's Studio

Tony Phyrillas to speak Friday at Montgomery County Community College

Tony Phyrillas, The Mercury's award-winning political columnist and blogger, will be the featured speaker at the Seventh Annual Healthy Lifestyles Expo Friday, April 20, at Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Drive, in Pottstown.

Phyrillas, pictured here with state Rep. Tom Quigley, R-Montgomery, will be taking part in a Q-and-A session from 11 a.m.-11.:45 a.m., followed immediately by a free lunch. (Get there early for a seat; last year, 570 lunches were served.)

The Expo, co-sponsored by Rep. Quigley, Montgomery County Community College, the TriCounty Community Network and The Mercury, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Along with more than 80 participating vendors, other Expo highlights include free caricatures by Alan MacBain, The Mercury's award-winning editorial cartoonist; musical performances by the Pottstown Middle School Woodwinds Ensemble and Pottstown High School Show Choir; as well as five cash drawings for $100 each.

All programs, health screenings, demonstrations and entertainment are free to the public. Parking is also free.

Obama solidifies his title as the Food Stamp President

CBO | An Overview of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

'Obama's Favorite Amendment'

PA Gov. Corbett Announces Canadian Manufacturer to Relocate to Montgomery County

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Canadian Manufacturer to Relocate to Montgomery County, Create New Jobs

Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.5%

Pennsylvania's Employment Situation for March 2012

Hitler Finds Out Obama Ate His Dog

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Abortion lobby targets GOP candidate in 134th House Dist.

Voters in Lehigh and Berks counties should be aware that the Planned Parenthood abortion-on-demand lobby is spending heavily to influence a state legislative race in an attempt to intimidate anti-abortion candidates.

Voters should be concerned that out-of-state special interests are running a propaganda campaign to prevent the Legislature from enacting tighter controls over abortions in Pennsylvania in the wake of the Philadelphia abortion clinic scandal.

Republican Ryan Mackenzie is the reform candidate for the 134th House District seat formerly held by Rep. Doug Reichley.

For more on Planned Parenthood's campaign, see Politico.com

For more information about Ryan Mackenzie, check out his campaign website, http://ryanforpa.com/

Gallup: Mitt Romney: 48% - Barack Obama 44%

Gallup Presidential Election Trial Heat Results: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney

There's a Tax for That - Obama

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations, Appointments

Photo ID Not Required for April 24 Pennsylvania Primary

Pennsylvania Secretary of Commonwealth Announces Simplified Process for Obtaining Voter ID, Reminds Voters Photo ID Not Required for April 24 Primary

Gov. Corbett Announces 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

Governor Corbett Announces 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

The $5 Trillion Man: Barack Obama

Obama is now the $5 Trillion Man - He has increased the national debt by more than $5 trillion in just three years. Can we afford a second term? How worthless will the U.S. dollar be after Obama is through with us?

The $5 Trillion Man: Debt Has Increased Under Obama by $5,027,761,476,484.56 | CNSNews.com

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cut funds to teachers unions, speaker tells Berks County GOP faithful

Cut funds to teachers unions, speaker tells GOP faithful

More BS from NBC

PennDOT Launches New Safety Effort, Highlights Distracted Driving

PennDOT Launches New Safety Effort, Highlights Distracted Driving

Why nothing changes in Harrisburg

Tired of the lack of accomplishments by Pennsylvania lawmakers? Voters have themselves to blame.

If you're wondering why nothing changes in Harrisburg, here's an interesting fact reported by The Associated Press: 10 state senators and 85 state representatives face no opposition in the April 24 primary election, and the other 133 districts will in most cases be contested only in November. Just four sitting senators and 28 incumbent representatives have an opponent in the primary.

In Pa. legislative primary, good year for incumbents

Media Misinformation Campaign Succeeds

Media Misinformation Campaign Succeeds: 'Most Americans Say Tax System Favors Wealthy' | NewsBusters.org

NewsBusted 4/17/12

MADD: 25% of Teen Drinkers Get Alcohol from a Parent or Family Member

MADD Highlights New Data Showing that a Quarter of Teen Drinkers Get Alcohol from a Parent or Family Member

Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists Selected

Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists Selected

PA Announces Disciplinary Actions Against 120 Licensed Professionals

PA Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 120 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Gov. Corbett Appoints Career FBI Agent to Lead PA Homeland Security

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Appoints Career FBI Agent to Lead Homeland Security

Gallup Poll: Romney 47% - Obama 45%

Romney, Obama in Tight Race as Gallup Daily Tracking Begins

Happy Tax Day!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sen. Toomey on Buffett Rule 'gimmick'

Eric Holder Is Short on Facts As He Opposes Voter ID Laws

RNLA: Desperate Attorney General Misquotes Survey

Richard Viguerie to Conservatives: Don't Be Romney's Cheap Date

Richard Viguerie to Conservatives: Don't Be Romney's Cheap Date

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett Ceremonially Signs Small Games of Chance Bill

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Ceremonially Signs Small Games of Chance Bill in Cumberland County

Gun rights group to NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'It's not Imported Guns, it's Your Exported Criminals'

CCRKBA to Bloomberg: 'It's not Imported Guns, it's Your Exported Criminals'

Rep. Joe Pitts Tours Brenntag North America's Reading, Pa., Facility

Rep. Joe Pitts Tours Brenntag North America's Reading, PA Facility

Budget Secretary Certifies $782.5 Million for Statewide Property Tax Relief

That's a bit shy of the $1 billion former Gov. Ed Rendell promised.


Budget Secretary Certifies $782.5 Million for Statewide Property Tax Relief

Top Obama advisor endorses Romney for President

Obama's brain inadvertently endorses Mitt Romney for president.

Top Obama advisor endorses Romney for President - HUMAN EVENTS

From 'Hope' to Hypocrisy: Excuses, Excuses

Editorial: 'Tilted' property taxes a serious issue in Pa.

Pennsylvania newspapers are getting behind House Bill 1776 to eliminate school property taxes. Make sure your state legislator supports the bill before you go to the polls on April 24.


EDITORIAL: 'Tilted' property taxes a serious issue in Pa. - delcotimes.com

Saturday, April 14, 2012

There's a Tax for That - Obama

Opinion: School property tax increases never stop

Tax increases never stop (4/14/12)

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Awesome: Atlantic Carries 1,800-Word Story on John Edwards Trial, Never Tags Him or Author as Dems | NewsBusters.org

Only voters can stop insidious spread of socialism

Columnist and author Diana West has some advice for Mitt Romney: "To date, Mitt Romney has balked at labeling President Obama or even his policies as socialist, probably calculating that the label distracts from his arguments. I implore him to reconsider lest Obama's and the Democrats' stealth socialism finish off the country once and for all."

Only voters can stop insidious spread of socialism

The Democrats vs. Your Mom

Weekly Republican Address: An alternative to Obama's failed energy policies

Top 10 miscarriages of the Obama Justice Department

Top 10 miscarriages of the Justice Department - HUMAN EVENTS

Friday, April 13, 2012

Budget deficit to top $1 trillion for 4th straight year

Budget deficit to top $1 trillion for 4th straight year

Crossroads knocks Obama in coal states

Crossroads knocks Obama in coal states with new radio ad - The Hill's Ballot Box

Obama defends his lavish vacations

Obama defends vacations: We're working hard

President Obama's Policies 'Have Only Made Things Worse'

Obama By The Numbers

Obama By The Numbers | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

218 Reasons Not to Vote for Obama

218 Reasons Not to Vote for Obama (It’s all sourced)

Gov. Corbett signs 10 bills into law

Governor Corbett signs 10 bills into law

2012 Paschal Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

Pennsylvania Department of Health Urges Residents to Join Emergency Volunteer Registry

Pennsylvania Department of Health Urges Residents to Join Emergency Volunteer Registry

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hilary Rosen quoted Obama on Ann Romney

President Obama's Record on Women

RNC Co-Chairwoman Sharon Day Statement Regarding President Obama's Record on Women | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Area lawmakers back bill to eliminate Pa. property taxes

Area lawmakers back bill to eliminate Pa. property taxes

Columnist: Obama's attack on Republicans was unmitigated gall

Obama’s attack on Republicans was unmitigated gall

Obama Strategy: Distract Voters


Bishops Issue Call to Action to Defend Religious Liberty

Bishops Issue Call to Action to Defend Religious Liberty

The Obama War on Women goes hot

The Obama War on Women goes hot - HUMAN EVENTS

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Opinion: Congressman Gerlach cast the right vote

Gerlach cast the right vote (4/11/12)

Obama White House pays women less than men

The real war on women is being waged by Barack Obama and Democrats.

From The Washington Free Beacon:

Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.

According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).

Calculating the median salary for each gender required some assumptions to be made based on the employee names. When unclear, every effort was taken to determine the appropriate gender.

Obama White House pays women less than men, records show

Crossroads GPS: "Too Much"

Gov. Corbett Issues Flag Order to Honor Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

Governor Corbett Issues Flag Order to Honor Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

PA Department of General Services to Auction Vehicles April 16

PA Department of General Services to Auction Vehicles April 16

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ADL: Domestic Extremists Seek To Exploit Trayvon Martin Shooting By Spreading Racism and Hatred

ADL: Domestic Extremists Seek To Exploit Trayvon Martin Shooting By Spreading Racism and Hatred

Study: Newspapers Dominate Local Web

NetNewsCheck.com: Newspaper sites made up 16 of the top 25 slots in The Media Audit's ranking of top local online media properties, but television sites are gaining strength taking three of the top five spots — including the top two sites overall.


Study: Newspapers Dominate Local Web

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Columnist: NBC's latest editing 'mistake' follows a history of similar mistakes

Study: Obamacare would raise deficit by $340 billion

Study: Obamacare would raise deficit by $340 billion

Newspaper: Obama's cooked jobs books

EDITORIAL: Obama's cooked jobs books - Washington Times

NRC schedules meeting on Limerick nuclear plant safety

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled an open house regarding the agency’s annual assessment of safety performance for Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station.

The open house is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at the Limerick Township Municipal Building, 646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick.

The public will have an opportunity to learn from NRC staff members about the plant’s safety performance during 2011 and the NRC’s oversight of the facility. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss plant-related topics on a one-on-one basis with NRC inspectors assigned to the plant and their NRC Region I supervisor.

From and NRC press release:

According to the NRC, the Limerick plant operated safely during 2011. Regarding Unit 1, all findings were of very low safety significance). Therefore, for the rest of 2012, Limerick Unit 1 will receive the very detailed inspection regime used by the NRC or plants that are operating well.

Limerick Unit 2, however, will receive additional oversight from the agency this year as a result of receiving a “white” (low-to-moderate safety significance) inspection finding involving inadequate procedures related to the operation of two main feedwater system valves.

“Our expectation is that Exelon will thoroughly address the issues that contributed to the ‘white’ inspection finding finalized for Limerick late last year. Ensuring that occurs will be a focus for the NRC in 2012,” NRC Region I Administrator Bill Dean said. “Looking back on 2011, our inspectors spent time checking on whether there were any immediate safety concerns at U.S. nuclear power plants following the March events at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan. Those reviews indicated the plants remained safe for continued operation.”

An NRC team inspection is planned for the week of June 11 at the plant to review the company’s root cause and contributing cause evaluation for the problems; its assessment of potential similar issues; and its corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.

In 2011, the NRC devoted approximately 5,260 hours of inspection to the Limerick plant under its normal reviews.

Routine inspections are carried out by the two NRC resident inspectors assigned to the plant and by inspection specialists from the agency’s Region I Office in King of Prussia.

Among the areas of performance at Limerick to be inspected this year by NRC specialists are activities associated with radiological safety, the plant’s problem identification and resolution program, emergency preparedness and the facility’s implementation of a voluntary industry initiative to address potential degradation of underground piping.


Turnpike Farmers Markets Open to Offer Travelers a Taste of Pennsylvania

Turnpike Farmers Markets Open to Offer Travelers a Taste of Pennsylvania

NewsBusted 4/10/12

Teens still texting while driving, survey says

Teens still texting while driving, survey says – USATODAY.com

Monday, April 09, 2012

Obama targets journalists

Obama targets whistleblowers and the journalists who report on their activities. Typical of fascists regimes.


Obama targets journalists

Hidden Bank Fees Cost Consumers Up To 10 Cents Extra at Gas Pump, New Study Finds

Hidden Bank Fees Cost Consumers Up To 10 Cents Extra at Gas Pump, New Study Finds

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Works to Ease Tax Filing as Deadline Nears

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Works to Ease Tax Filing as Deadline Nears

Gov. Corbett Signs Juvenile Justice Reform Package

Governor Corbett Signs Juvenile Justice Reform in Luzerne County

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: Prevent

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: Prevent, Recognize and Report!

Planned Parenthood aborts donation

Why would a nonprofit organization like Planned Parenthood turn down a $500,000 donation?

Because PP isn't about helping women find affordable health care. It's all about pushing a far-left political agenda.

From columnist Gil Spencer:
The main reason that PP doesn’t need Tucker’s lousy five hundred grand is because it already gets hundreds of millions of dollars from YOU, the American taxpayer. Every single year. Tucker’s half a mil is chump change to the billion-dollar, taxpayer-subsidized operation that is Planned Parenthood.
Gil Spencer: Planned Parenthood aborts donation

75,000 visitors to THE CENTRIST

My site counter has recorded 75,000 unique visitors to THE CENTRIST. Thanks for checking out the blog .... and come back again.

Obama's branches of government

GOP lawmaker calls for change to how government measures unemployment

GOP lawmaker calls for change to how government measures unemployment - TheHill.com

President Obama’s $1 Million Pizza Party In Detroit!

President Obama’s $1 Million Pizza Party In Detroit! « CBS Detroit

'Bully' Documentary Ignites a National Conversation About the Harmful Mental Health Effects of Bullying

Bully Documentary Ignites a National Conversation About the Harmful Mental Health Effects of Bullying

Pennsylvania DEP to Begin Black Fly Aerial Spray Program in Berks County

Pennsylvania DEP to Begin Black Fly Aerial Spray Program on April 9

PA Banking Department Announces Enforcement Actions

PA Banking Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Actions

Obama tries to get one guy a job, and fails

President Obama tries to get one guy a job, and fails - HUMAN EVENTS

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Pa. House approves measure to reduce Legislature

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 140-to-49 Wednesday cut its own chamber from 203 seats to 153, and reduce the state Senate from 50 members to 38. Is there something in the water in Harrisburg? Why would 140 politicians agree to possibly eliminate their own jobs? I have a bad feeling this bill will never make it out of the Senate.


Pa. House approves measure to reduce Legislature

Obama's Ultimate Goal: $9 Gas

Flood-stranded drivers face $500 fine under Pa. bill

You know those idiots who try to drive through standing water and end up getting stuck, forcing police and fire departments to waste resources on them? A new law being consider in Pennsylvania will impose a $500 fine on the knuckleheads.

Flood-stranded drivers face $500 fine under Pa. bill - ABC27 WHTM

FACT CHECK: Obama's incomplete history lesson

Politics | FACT CHECK: Obama's incomplete history lesson | Seattle Times Newspaper

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