Monday, November 26, 2012

Have You Noticed, Christmas Is Coming

Have You Noticed, Christmas Is Coming

Columnist: Christmas songs that upset me

Christmas songs that upset me - phillyburbs.com: Joe Mason

Pottstown volunteer firefighter admits to false 911 report

Pottstown volunteer firefighter admits to false 911 report

Pennsylvania lawmakers to make more than $83,800 next year

Pennsylvania lawmakers to make more than $83,800 next year

Obama's Blunders: Getting Rid Of The Debt Ceiling

Pennsylvania Confronts $41B in Pension Deficits

Politicians make promises to labor unions in return for votes and campaign contributions, but the money to fund lifetime pensions for union retirees eventually runs out.

Watch Pennsylvania taxpayers get screwed again. It doesn't help that voters continue to return the same members of the permanent political class to Harrisburg every election.

From a report in Bloomberg by Romy Varghese:
Pennsylvania's two public pensions face a combined shortfall of $41 billion, and their costs will consume 62 percent of fiscal 2014 revenue growth, according to a report from the state budget office.
The State Employees’ Retirement System has 65 percent of assets needed to cover projected liabilities, and the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System is 69 percent funded, the report said. The plans cover 817,000 people.
Read more about the pension time bomb in Bloomberg.

George Will: How Big Labor Killed The Twinkie

George F. Will: Digesting the Twinkies' lessons

All items in '12 Days of Christmas' now top $107,000

All items in '12 Days of Christmas' now top $107K (With Video) - delcotimes.com

Why I Avoid Stores On Black Friday

Did Libertarian Party cost GOP 9 races?

Did Libertarian Party cost GOP 9 races? - Conservative News

Obamacare in crisis as 2013 approaches

Obamacare in crisis as 2013 approaches - Conservative News

Supreme Court revives challenge to Obamacare

Supreme Court revives challenge to President Obama's healthcare law - The Hill's Healthwatch

With second term assured, Obama aides eye jobs as lobbyists on K Street

With second term assured, Obama aides eye jobs as lobbyists on K Street - The Hill

In one chart, here’s why taxpayers should be skeptical of more infrastructure spending

In one chart, here’s why taxpayers should be skeptical of more infrastructure spending

Nanny State - Hi-Caliber

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Obama faces huge challenge in setting up insurance exchanges

Obama faces huge challenge in setting up insurance exchanges - The Hill's Healthwatch

'Giving Tuesday' to Launch Season of Generosity After Black Friday and Cyber Monday

'Giving Tuesday' to Launch Season of Generosity After Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A real chance to end Pa. school property taxes?

Leader of taxpayer groups sees real chance to end Pa. school property taxes - News - Republican Herald

WND's Joseph Farah: I Believe Obama Won The Election Through Fraud

Poll: Tim Tebow tops Obama as nation’s dream Thanksgiving guest

Poll: Tebow tops Obama as nation’s dream Thanksgiving guest - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Pennsylvania Lottery Could Be Run By British Company

Pennsylvania Lottery Could Be Run By British Company « CBS Pittsburgh

ACLU wants maternity leave for high schoolers

ACLU wants maternity leave for high schoolers | Albuquerque News - KOAT Home

The Turkey Twinkie


Weekly Republican Address 11/22/12: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Archbishop Chaput: This Thanksgiving, rekindle the fire of holiness

Archbishop Chaput: This Thanksgiving, rekindle the fire of holiness

Post-election, Republicans consider rebranding message, demographics

Post-election, Republicans consider rebranding message, demographics - Conservative News

Unionized federal workers want no part of this 'austerity' stuff

Welcome to Obama's second term. Next exit: Greece.

Unionized federal workers want no part of this 'austerity' stuff - Human Events

PJTV: Biden Running U.S. As Obama Behaves Oddly Overseas


Pa. Legislators Pocketing Your Money?

I-Team: Pa. Legislators Pocketing Your Money? « CBS Philly

Study: US faces shortage of 52,000 doctors by 2025

Study: US faces shortage of 52,000 doctors by 2025 - The Hill's Healthwatch

Top Pa. officials eligible for 2.2% pay raises

Top Pa. officials eligible for 2.2% pay raises

Monday, November 19, 2012

PA National Guard to Host Job Fair for Service Members, Veterans


 
 
 

   
    PA National Guard to Host Hiring Expo for Service Members, Veterans (via PR Newswire)
   

       HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Service members and veterans of all military branches and components are invited to a Military Hiring Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, in building 8-80 located at the corner of Service Road and Bearty Avenue, Fort Indiantown…
   

 

 

Did Obama Cheat? How to Answer the Question

Did Obama Cheat? How to Answer the Question

The Real Scandal


More Democrats could hamper Gov. Corbett’s next 2 years

More Democrats could hamper Corbett’s next 2 years

Analysts: Gay marriage OK remains unlikely in Pa.

Analysts: Gay marriage OK remains unlikely in Pa.

Arizona gun shop owner refuses to sell to Obama voters

AZ gun shop owner refuses to sell to Obama voters

Sunday, November 18, 2012

While New Jersey Residents Suffer, Governor Christie Goes on Saturday Night Live

While New Jersey Residents Suffer, Governor Christie Goes on Saturday Night Live

Obama Doubles Down on His First Term

Daniel Flynn: Obama Doubles Down on His First Term

Columnist: Tax Obama's Rich Pals In Hollywood

Ben Shapiro: Let's Tax Hollywood

Columnist: Why don't we verify voter citizenship?

Why don't we verify voter citizenship? - Opinion - ReviewJournal.com

Obama's Blunders: The Death of Twinkies

We pray for President Obama

We pray for President Obama - Conservative News

Do released talking points prove Rice went off the reservation?

Do released talking points prove Rice went off the reservation?

How Conservatives Lost Women Voters

Anita Staver: How Conservatives Lost Women Voters

Sen. Marco Rubio Delivers Speech in Iowa

Handicapping Pennsylvania's 2014 Gubernatorial Field

Two of Pennsylvania's leading political pundits,  G. Terry Madonna and  Michael L. Young, take a look at the potential field for the 2014 race for Pennsylvania governor.

Politically Uncorrected: Handicapping Pennsylvania's 2014 Gubernatorial Field - delcotimes.com

Friday, November 16, 2012

PA State Rep. Mike Vereb Re-Elected As Republican Caucus Secretary

PA State Rep. Mike Vereb - Vereb Re-Elected As Republican Caucus Secretary

Congressional Democrats defend lying to the American people

Congressional Democrats defend embattled Rice despite her misleading Libya comments

Despite $15.9 billion loss, U.S. Postal Service execs get pay raises

Despite $15.9 billion loss, U.S. Postal Service execs see boost in pay - Washington Times

Selective Rage From Obama


Democratic Voter Fraud Reaches New Level

Jack Cashill, writing at American Thinker:
Worse than fraud is the process that turned nearly 20,000 black Philadelphians -- and millions of inner-city dwellers throughout the country -- into automatons.  Hope does not produce this kind of regimentation.  Fear does.  In looking at these numbers, in fact, one can begin to see how, 34 years ago this Sunday, in the jungles of Guyana, Jim Jones was able to persuade 918 of his followers, most of them poor and black, to drink their lethal Kool-Aid. Fear can do that.
Jack Cashill: Obama's Jonestowns

Is the Congressional Turkey Coalition Pro-Hamas?

Is the Congressional Turkey Coalition Pro-Hamas?

Nat Hentoff: Can we reclaim our Constitution in the age of Obama?

Nat Hentoff: Can we reclaim our Constitution in the age of Obama?

Karl Rove: The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP

Karl Rove: The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP - Human Events

NewsBusted 11/16/12


Mount Penn formally ends merger talks with Lower Alsace

Mount Penn formally ends merger talks with Lower Alsace

Proposed budget hikes Berks property taxes for 1st time in 8 years

Proposed budget hikes Berks property taxes for 1st time in 8 years

Jobless claims explode; media spinners blame hurricane

Jobless claims explode; media spinners blame hurricane - Conservative News

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Romney: Obama won with ‘gifts’ to certain voters

Romney: Obama won with ‘gifts’ to certain voters

House GOP picks woman for a top leadership post

House GOP picks woman for a top leadership post

'Buzz' off the air: Pottstown-area AM station WBZH 'goes silent'

Things have gone downhill for this radio station (formerly WPAZ) ever since "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas & Mike Pincus" went off the air. Coincidence?

'Buzz' off the air: Local AM station WBZH 'goes silent'

Inside Obama's America: Record number living in poverty

Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in U.S.

Obama defends U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in face of GOP opposition

Obama defends Rice in face of GOP opposition

Congressman Ron Paul's Farewell Speech to Congress

Rand Paul Wants to Revamp GOP

Rand Paul Wants to Revamp GOP

'Toxic' Pelosi Clings to Power Among Congressional Dems

'Toxic' Pelosi Clings to Power

Berks County Commissioners will propose property-tax hike

Berks County will propose property-tax hike - bctv.org - News for Berks County and Reading, Pa: Government

Speaker shut down by police at Pottstown Borough Council meeting

Speaker on Flanders appointment quieted by police

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Obama's Blunders: Dems Face The Consequences Of ObamaCare

PA State Rep. Tom Quigley Concedes 146th Dist. Race to Democrat

One week after the polls closed, Republican Pennsylvania State Rep. Tom Quigley, who has represented the Pottstown/Limerick/Royersford areas of Montgomery County since 2005, has conceded in the 146th House District.

Quigley, a popular and highly-regarded state lawmaker, was upset by Democrat Mark Painter on Nov. 6. Since the margin was about 200 votes and absentee ballots were not counted, Quigley refused to concede the race.

But after absentee ballots were counted by Montgomery County officials on Friday, the gap remained about 200 votes. 

Quigley said he spoke to Painter earlier in the day in Harrisburg, where Painter was attending an orientation session for newly-elected legislators.

Quigley also issued the following statement:
In light of the completed count of all absentee ballots, it is clear that the people of the 146th District have spoken and they have elected Mark Painter as their next Representative. I saw Mark in Harrisburg today, shook hands, congratulated him and wished him well.

I would like to take this opportunity to say what a great privilege and pleasure it has been to represent the people of the 146th District. In the past eight years my staff and I have had the chance to meet and serve numerous people in our community. My district office staff; Karen, Joan and Veronika and my Harrisburg staff; Lauren, have provided outstanding service to the many people who have sought our help on numerous issues. I know I speak for them in saying that we will miss that daily interaction and the opportunity to truly make a difference in people's lives.

My district office will be closing at the end of November when my term officially ends. My staff will be contacting those with outstanding issues to direct them to the appropriate person.

Again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the people of the 146th District for allowing me to serve as your representative.
Although he hasn't decided what he will do next, Quigley has not rule out a run for the state Legislature in 2014 to reclaim the 146th District seat.




                  

NewsBusted 11/13/12

Lowman S. Henry: Obama 2.0: Back where we started

Lowman S. Henry: Obama 2.0: Back where we started

All-electronic tolls planned for Pa. turnpike

All-electronic tolls planned for Pa. turnpike

Republicans should resist becoming ‘Democrat-lite’

Republicans should resist becoming ‘Democrat-lite’ - Conservative News

Monday, November 12, 2012

John Hawkins: Mitt Romney Lost, Not Conservatism

Editorial: Municipal officials look out for themselves instead of constituents

Failure of municipal merger talks a big disappointment (11/7/12)

Columnist: Obama under the delusion of a second-term mandate

Ruth Marcus: Mr. Obama ... don’t fall victim to the mandate delusion

Obama Wins, U.S. Loses

Moody's: Political landscape still a downgrade danger to US credit rating - The Hill's On The Money

Obama Proposed Cutting Benefits to Military Personnel

Final House Breakdown by Party: Republicans, 234; Democrats, 201

Final House tally: Republicans, 234; Democrats, 201 - Conservative News

'A Family Reunion To Die For' presented Nov. 16-17

The Antietam School District Footlights Drama Club is proud to present a murder-mystery in dinner theater at the Mt. Penn Elementary Center cafeteria on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 with dinner at 6 PM. 

The cast of 24 Middle-Senior High School students will delight you with 'A Family Reunion To Die For'. Dinner includes being served by students and dessert at intermission. See if you can figure out who the murderer is.

Reserve your tickets soon as we only have space for 100 each night. Tickets are only $10. Where else can you get dinner and a show that inexpensively? 

For reservations or for more information, contact Mr. Schnitter at tschnitter@antietamsd.org.

Another victim of Benghazi-gate?


Robert Samuelson: It's the Welfare State, Stupid

Now that the election is over, it's OK for liberals to admit that the welfare state promoted by Barack Obama has created to control mindless Democrats will lead to the destruction of the United States.

It's the Welfare State, Stupid

No prayer for Pa. school board after threat from atheists

No prayer for board at Elanco

House Speaker John Boehner: Obama tax hikes will kill 700,000 more jobs


Friday, November 09, 2012

Columnist: Obama's victory lacks mandate

DONAL LAMBRO: Obama's victory lacks mandate - Washington Times

Democrats pull out every dirty trick to make sure Obama won the election

Colorado Counties Have More Voters Than People | RedState

Breastfeeding baby doll: Creepy or groundbreaking?

Breastfeeding baby doll: creepy or groundbreaking?

Columnist: Election over, it's time to get governing

GIL SPENCER: Election over, it's time to get governing - delcotimes.com

Romney did better in Pennsylvania

Romney's Pennsylvania play

Diana West: The high road led straight to defeat for Romney

Diana West: The high road led straight to defeat for Romney

Opinion: Power losses very frustrating for Met-Ed customers

Power losses very frustrating (11/9/12)

Welcome to Obama's second term: Pennsylvania battery maker to lay off 150

Exide to lay off 150 workers

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Obama victory means four more years with no hope of change

CHARLES HURT: Obama victory means four more years with no hope of change - Washington Times

NewsBusted show 11/07/12

A ray of good news in an otherwise awful day for Pennsylvania GOP

 If you're looking for a bit of good news from Tuesday's shellacking Republicans took in Pennsylvania, the Republicans did pick up a Congressional seat held by a Democrat and now have 13 of the state's 18 Congressional seats.

Good day for Pa. Dems, but GOP keeps control

Good day for Pa. Dems, but GOP keeps control

Good day for Pa. Dems, but GOP keeps control

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace may have to pay for merger study

You may want to ask the Democrats who control Mount Penn Borough Council why they decided to stick taxpayers with the cost of a merger study because they didn't want to wait until the study was completed.

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace may have to pay for merger study

Obama Wins, US Loses: Dow Drops 300 Points

Dow drops more than 300 points, on track for worst day of year

Vietnam Traveling Wall coming to the SE Pennsylvania

Vietnam Traveling Wall coming to the area

The brutal truth for the GOP and the conservatives: The electorate has shifted

The brutal truth for the GOP and the conservatives: The electorate has shifted | WashingtonExaminer.com

Let's Get Back To The Libya Cover-Up


The United States of Obamastan

The United States of Obamastan

Status Quo Ante

Erickson: Status Quo Ante - Conservative News, Views & Books

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

November 6th: Hitler Finds Out Obama Won Re-election


Obama: I Have A Concession Speech Ready

Obama: I Have A Concession Speech Ready « CBS DC

Election Judge Wears Obama Cap While Checking in Voters in Obama's Chicago Ward

Election Judge Wears Obama Cap While Checking in Voters in Obama's Chicago Ward

A silent protest in Pa. over Voter ID?

I was in line with about 10 people waiting to cast my ballot today and almost everyone in line had their driver's licenses out and handed them to the polling officials. The people manning the polls did not ask to see an ID and there were signs outside the polling site saying "No Photo ID Required" and fliers inside the polling site with the same message. But almost everyone in line was willing to show a photo ID.

My take on the matter: A silent protest by Pennsylvania residents against the Democratic Party and its media allies who fought so hard to delay the state's common-sense Voter ID law for this election.

Polls show two-thirds of Pennsylvania residents support the state's Voter ID law.

By the way, with a photo ID to see the correct spelling of the person's name, the poll workers were able to find names quicker in the voter rolls and the line moved quickly. So much for the Democrats' claims that showing an ID would delay people voting.

Join Tony Phyrillas for a live Election Day chat at 7 p.m.

Join us for a live Election Day chat at 7 p.m.

Columnist: Throngs at Romney rally could predict Tuesday's outcome in Pa.

Throngs could predict Tuesday's outcome - phillyburbs.com: J.D. Mullane

Monday, November 05, 2012

A frightening future if we don't change course

Reagan Warned Us About Obama

Romney winning independents 59%-35%

Romney winning independents 59%-35% | WashingtonExaminer.com

Your choice on Election Day


Obama's Katrina: Sandy Victims Beg For Help

If Obama wins, he will unleash EPA to destroy coal industry, thousands of jobs

November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation | WashingtonExaminer.com

Polls: Pennsylvania Senate Race Tied: Democrat Bob Casey Fights For Political Life

Polls: Pennsylvania Senate Race Tied

Voter Fraud Hotline Set Up In Pennsylvania


How The Presidential Polls Can Be Different In Different Places

46 newspapers switch endorsements to Mitt Romney

Dozens of U.S. newspapers that endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008 have switched their support to Mitt Romney in 2012.

The list of 46 newspapers that switched their endorsements to Romney includes The Des Moines Register, the Orlando Sentinel, Florida’s Sun Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, the Houston Chronicle, The Tennessean, the Los Angeles Daily News, Newsday and the New York Daily News.

Many of the newspapers have liberal leanings, but most admit they can't support Barack Obama after four years of failure and broken promises. Most also believe Mitt Romney has the only sensible approach to help restore the U.S. economy.

Read more here.

The New York Sun Endorses Romney for President

The Sun's Palm Card

Obama Is Less Of A Leader And More Of A Finger-Pointer

Polls: Ohio Still a Tossup

Polls: Ohio Still a Tossup

Red State blog co-founder Ben Domenech says Romney wins on Nov. 6

Obama's Failure With Whites, Independents Will Sink Him

America’s top military leaders support Romney


How To Report Voter Fraud

The nonpartisan watchdog group True The Vote is gearing up for Tuesday's election.

Concerned citizens are encouraged to report any incidents outside of polling locations using True the Vote’s official Election Integrity Hotline. Citizens may submit incidents over the phone by calling 855-444-6100. Descriptions and photos should be directed to freeandfair@truethevote.org. True the Vote will verify credible reports and submit those appropriate local authorities.

For more information, visit the group's website here.

2008 Libertarian Party nominee warns of 'dire necessity' to defeat Obama

2008 Libertarian Party nominee warns of 'dire necessity' to defeat Obama - Human Events

Tired of paying Obama prices at the gas pump?


Obama’s Army of Illegal Election Workers

Obama’s Army of Illegal Election Workers

5 Reasons To Vote For Mitt Romney


Rudy Giuliani: Obama's Katrina

Rudy Giuliani: FEMA as bad as in Katrina - Katie Glueck - POLITICO.com

Join Tony Phyrillas for a live chat on Election Day

Join us for a live chat on Election Day

Obama's Waterloo Could Be In Pennsylvania

Morning Jay: Mitt’s Pennsylvania Push: Real or Fake?

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Johnstown, Pa., newspaper endorses Romney

The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Pa. endorses Mitt Romney for President, saying:  Romney can right listing ship; United States has foundered under Obama.

Romney can right listing ship

Report: 74% of doctors will quit or reduce practice under Obamacare

Columnist: Women see through Obama's abortion scare tactics

DANNENFELSER: Women see through Obama's abortion scare tactics - Washington Times

Romney supporters come out in droves to see the candidate speak

Romney supporters come out in droves to see the candidate speak - phillyburbs.com: Courier Times: election, romney, obama, lower makefield, shady brook farm

Panic: Bill Clinton to Pennsylvania for four rallies on Monday

A new poll of Pennsylvania voters released Sunday shows Romney tied with Obama in Pennsylvania and a huge crowd attended a Romney rally in suburban Philadelphia.

With the Keystone State set to give Mitt Romney a win on Tuesday, the Obama campaign is turning to Bill Clinton to try to save Obama one last time. Too little, too late?
 
Panic: Clinton to Pennsylvania for four rallies on Monday - Human Events

Uncle Mitt Needs Your Vote


Huge crowd greets Romney in Pennsylvania visit

Frozen crowd upwards of 20,000 heats up for Romney - phillyburbs.com: Local Politics

America Needs A Leader


New York Daily News Endorses Mitt Romney


The ultra-liberal New York Daily News becomes the fourth New York City newspaper to endorse Mitt Romney for president. (Only the New York Times held out. Surprise, surprise).

From the New York Daily News:

The presidential imperative of the times is to energize the economy and get deficits under control to empower the working and middle classes to again enjoy the fruits of an ascendant America.

So The News is compelled to stand with Romney.

Read the full endorsement editorial at the newspaper's website.

Democrats For Romney: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts


Newsday Endorses Mitt Romney For President

Another major newspaper that backed Barack Obama in 2008, has endorsement for Mitt Romney.

Newsday says: Had Barack Obama done the job of president with the same passion and vision he displayed in seeking it, he would likely deserve another term. He did not.

Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

Democrat Gigi Georges, former Hillary Clinton aide, backs Romney

Former Hillary aide backs Romney

Former NY Democratic Party Official Supports Mitt Romney

Former Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party Comes Out for Mitt Romney