Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The top 1% of US taxpayers pay almost as much in federal income taxes as the entire bottom 95%, and half of that bottom group paid no taxes at all in 2010
Friday, December 28, 2012
Obama Orders Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers
Chicago Reaches 500 Homicides
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Pennsylvania Department of General Services Prepares to Implement Public Works Employee Verification Act (via PR Newswire)
Act goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013 HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of General Services has launched a new website to assist contractors, subcontractors and state and local government bodies bidding public works projects in meeting the requirements of the Public…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
It hasn't been two months since Barack Obama won re-election, but already we're finding out things that were kept from us during the campaign. Expect to hear more in the coming months.If you can handle the truth, read the rest of this editorial in Investor's Business Daily. If you're one of those Obama zombies, just go about your task searching for a brain.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Operation Holiday delivers for local families
"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David).
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
‘And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them."
Monday, December 24, 2012
Another View -- Lou D'Allesandro and Ed Rendell: Our deficit spending must end
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Byron York: Get ready for the costs and chaos of Obamacare
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Grinch city shuts down Christmas tree handout
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
From The Associated Press:
I guess as long as the pension funds were returning a solid profit, it didn't matter where the money was placed? What say you liberals?For years, the gun industry has been a reliable investment, attracting tens of millions of dollars from some of the nation’s largest retirement funds. The firearms business has been strong, driven by relaxed laws for carrying concealed handguns and by buyers who feared that tighter gun restrictions were more likely under President Obama.But after the bloodbath in Connecticut, the practice is under review in at least four states, including two of the most populous, California and New York.
Teacher pension funds reconsider investments in gun makers
Governor Corbett Unveils PennWATCH Transparency Website (via PR Newswire)
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett ushered in a new era of transparency and accountability in state government today with the launch of Pennsylvania's transparency website, known as PennWATCH at http://www.pennwatch.pa.gov. Corbett was joined today by the…
Governor Corbett Announces Recent Confirmations (via PR Newswire)
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
- Aging & Youth – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24)
- Agriculture & Rural Affairs – Senator Elder A. Vogel, Jr. (R-47)
- Appropriations – Senator Jake Corman (R-34)
- Banking & Insurance – Senator Don White (R-41)
- Communications & Technology – Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-40)
- Community, Economic & Recreational Development – Senator Kim L. Ward (R-39)
- Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure – Senator Robert M. Tomlinson (R-6)
- Education – Senator Mike Folmer (R-48)
- Environmental Resources & Energy – Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)
- Finance – Senator Mike Brubaker (R-36)
- Game & Fisheries – Senator Richard Alloway (R-33)
- Inter-governmental Operations – Senator-elect Scott E. Hutchinson (R-21)
- Judiciary – Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R-12)
- Labor & Industry – Senator John R. Gordner (R-27)
- Law & Justice – Senator Charles T. McIlhinney, Jr. (R-10)
- Local Government – Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-30)
- Public Health & Welfare – Senator Patricia H. Vance (R-31)
- Rules & Executive Nominations – Senator Dominic Pileggi (R-9)
- State Government – Senator Lloyd K. Smucker (R-13)
- Transportation – Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44)
- Urban Affairs & Housing – Senator David G. Argall (R-29)
- Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness – Senator Lisa Baker (R-20)
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Dick's stores suspend sales of certain rifles
Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent | WashingtonExaminer.com
Monday, December 17, 2012
To see the Sandy Hook massacre as unique to its circumstances, apart from all the others, is to avoid an uncomfortable topic. What feeds and enables this madness is not the “gun culture.” It’s the American culture.Read the full column at the link below:
We’ve cheapened human life. We snuff it when it is helpless and inconvenient. In three states (so far) we legally euthanize it when it is old, infirm and a burden.
The cheapness of human life permeates our popular entertainment. With movies, television and song lyrics, nihilism is, literally, in the air.
Evil is glamorized. Check the thrill-kill video games “Modern Warfare,” “Resident Evil 6 — You Are Dead,” “Sleeping Dogs” or “TheWitcher 2.” The violence is barbaric.
Yet, on Dec. 25, millions of these games will be presented as gifts to young people who will play them on Christmas Day.
Who seriously argues that this stuff has little influence on attitudes and behaviors?
Columnist J.D. Mullane: It's not the "gun culture," it's the American culture - phillyburbs.com:
Gov. Haley picks Tim Scott to replace DeMint - The Hill's Ballot Box
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Democratic Pennsylvania Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz: "We can work to prevent these situations from happening again by engaging in a serious conversation about the issue of gun violence in our country."
Schwartz is rumored to be a 2014 candidate for Pennsylvania governor.
Dear Rep. Schwartz: A depraved, mentally-disturbed person who would target innocent children is not going to be deterred by additional gun control laws.
The killer could have used a knife or a bat or his hands to kill his victims.
The debate should be about how we treat the mentally ill in this country, not about guns.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Pa. official commutes from Rhode Island at taxpayers' expense
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Failure to Arrest Illegal Alien Senate Intern Proves Obama Cannot Be Trusted to Enforce Immigration Laws
Failure to Arrest Illegal Alien Senate Intern Demonstrates Obama Administration Cannot Be Trusted to Enforce Immigration Laws (via PR Newswire)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According a report by the Associated Press, political appointees at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) repeatedly instructed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents not to arrest an illegal alien sex offender who was employed as an…
Governor Corbett Announces State-Based Insurance Exchange Decision (via PR Newswire)
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today released the following statement, along with a letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, regarding the state's decision on the establishment of a state-based health insurance…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Politics: U.S. Food Stamp Enrollment Hits New All-Time High
Monday, December 10, 2012
Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature and the governor's office.
No more excuses. The only way to bring back jobs to the Keystone State is to pass a right-to-work law.
Corbett: Pa. lacks political will to pass ‘right-to-work’
Surprise: New insurance fee in health overhaul law
Pa. property tax reform plan should lead to action
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Get this habitual drunk off our roads - phillyburbs.com: Editorials
Saturday, December 08, 2012
Friday, December 07, 2012
Burglar calls 911 to save himself from gun-wielding homeowner | Michael Berry
The Jobs Report
Thursday, December 06, 2012
National Report: Pennsylvania Ranks 28th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco (via PR Newswire)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania ranks 28th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. Pennsylvania currently spends $14.2 million…
Auditor General Jack Wagner Says Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School's Reserve Funds Highlight Need to Fix Funding Formula (via PR Newswire)
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, the state's largest charter school, held a $13 million budget surplus at the end of the 2009-10 school year, highlighting the commonwealth's flawed funding formula that is permitting charter and cyber charter…
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. says he is thinking if challenging Corbett in the Republican primary. Castor also challenged Corbett 10 years ago in the GOP primary for Pennsylvania Attorney General, which Corbett went on to win.
Montco Commissioner Castor eyes challenge to Gov. Corbett
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
"Ah, Kirk, my old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold ... in December!"
Merry Christmas, to all 'Star Trek' fans out there.