Thursday, December 25, 2014

'Carol of the Bells' - Boston Pops Orchestra - Lyrics

'One Solitary Life' That Changed The World Forever

Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was 30. Then for three years, He was an itinerant preacher.

He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled 200 miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself.

While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying, His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth — His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

[Twenty] long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.

I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.

— This excerpt is from a sermon by Dr. James Allan Francis in "The Real Jesus and Other Sermons," a collection published in 1926 by the Judson Press of Philadelphia.

Bing Crosby & David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth

Pope's Christmas message to those fleeing ISIS: 'Do not be afraid or ashamed to be Christian'

Pope's Christmas message to those fleeing ISIS: 'Do not be afraid or ashamed to be Christian' - Christian News - Jerusalem Post

Grover Norquist: Hillary Clinton, Obamacare's Gruber are top taxpayer foes

Grover Norquist: Hillary Clinton, Obamacare's Gruber are top taxpayer foes | WashingtonExaminer.com

2014 Nativity Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rep. Mike Kelly Gives Obama Lump of Coal for Christmas

Obama Gives Military 1% Pay Raise

While billions are spent on Obama cronies and campaign donors, our men and women in the military get a lousy 1% pay raise. Thanks, Obama.

Obama Gives Military 1 Percent Pay Raise

Pa. lawmaker estimates selling state liquor system could net $1B

Republican legislator estimates selling state liquor system could net $1B

How Western media enable Islamic terrorism

Raymond Ibrahim: How Western media enable Islamic terrorism | Human Events

Rick Warren: Don't Drown Out Jesus This Christmas

Don't Drown Out Jesus This Christmas

JibJab 2014 Year in Review: "2014, You Are History!"

Obama Nominates A Fox To Guard Elections' Hen House

Obama Nominee to Elections Panel Helped Dem Group Skirt Massive IRS Fine

Pennsylvania’s naughty list

Pennsylvania’s naughty list - LancasterOnline: Editorials

Monday, December 08, 2014

Obama vs. The Little Sisters of the Poor


Poll: Race relations have worsened under Obama

Poll: Race relations have worsened under Obama | WashingtonExaminer.com

Half of the Senators who voted for Obamacare won't be part of new Senate

Half of the Senators who voted for Obamacare won't be part of new Senate | WashingtonExaminer.com

Pa. voters open the door to Tom Wolf tax hikes

Paul Kengor: The Tom Wolf era begins: Make way for 'Gov. Revenue'

Spending Restraint, Reform Needed to Balance Pa. Budget, Not Tom Wolf Tax Hikes

Spending Restraint, Reform Needed to Balance Budget

Sen. Pat Toomey: GOP-led Congress will end gridlock

Sen. Pat Toomey: Next Congress will end gridlock

Kathleen Kane no longer is able to remain as Pa. attorney general

Lowman S. Henry: Kathleen Kane no longer is able to remain as Pa. attorney general

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Senate Confirms Clueless Obama Donors for Ambassadorships

Senate Confirms Clueless Obama Donors for Ambassadorships

Sharyl Attkisson to headline 2015 PA Leadership Conference

Acclaimed broadcast journalist Sharyl Attkisson, who was targeted by the Obama Administration for her investigative work into the Benghazi scandal and coverup, is coming to Pennsylvania next spring as a headliner for the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, the annual gathering of the state's leading conservatives.

From the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference:
Sharyl Attkisson, investigative journalist, and author of the best-selling book Stonewalled, will be the featured dinner speaker at the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 17-18 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania.
For 20 years (through March 2014) Attkisson was a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on The Business of Congress.  She also received Emmy nominations in 2013 for Benghazi: Dying for Security and Green Energy Going Red
Additionally, Attkisson received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.
In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for the Gunwalker: Fast and Furious Story.  She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigation into TARP and the bank bailout.
She is author of the current New York Times Bestseller, Stonewalled (Harper Collins) which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images the public receives every day in the news and elsewhere.
Attkisson will join a who’s who of luminaries in headlining the annual conference.  In recent years featured speakers have included Jonah Goldberg, Steve Hayes, Frank Luntz, Charles Krauthammer, Dick Morris, Michael Reagan, Ann Coulter, Michele Malkin, Joe Scarborough, and Laura Ingraham.  The conference also features appearances by state and national leaders, interactive panel presentations, and exhibits by numerous conservative organizations.
The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier gathering of conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

Obama edict raises questions about benefits for illegals

Obama edict raises questions about illegal immigrants' benefits | Human Events

Club Gitmo might stay open for business after all

Club Gitmo might stay open for business after all | Human Events

Friday, November 21, 2014

Another pay raise for the Pa. House of Lords

The median household income in Pennsylvania is $52,000, but thanks to
automatic pay raises they gave themselves since 1995, Pennsylvania
state legislators now get a base salary $85,356, plus  unlimited expense
vouchers, plus Cadillac health plan, plus free car and gas, plus
lifetime pensions.



The House of Lords is actually located in Harrisburg, not London.



Cost-of-living raises boost salaries of top Pa. officials

Democrat Tom Wolf Bought and Paid For by Big Labor

Pennsylvania taxpayers will be taking a backseat over the next four years. If there was any doubt in your mind that Pennsylvania Democratic Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf is a puppet of Big Labor, consider this:
FOUR TOP WOLF DONORS WERE GOVERNMENT UNIONS


Government unions pumped more than $7 million directly to political candidates
across Pennsylvania—including $2.7 million given to Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf —
and at least $1.6 million in election-related TV ads.


The most recent campaign finance reports show seven Pennsylvania government
unions gave $7.2 million in campaign contributions in 2013-2014. That’s
up from the $4.7 million during the last election cycle.


Topping the list were PSEA: $3,037,756; SEIU: $2,119,312; AFSCME: $1,178,197; and UFCW: $385,179.


Government unions funneled an additional $1.6 million to Pennsylvania “SuperPACs”
like PA Families First, which ran several TV ads in support of Wolf.
POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah’s Fate Is Key To Other Seats

An Imperial Presidency

Report: Just 50%, not media-hyped 97%, of scientists blame humans for climate change

Purdue: Just 50%, not media-hyped 97%, of scientists blame humans for climate change | WashingtonExaminer.com

#UNCONSTITUTIONAL: Barack Obama on executive orders

Obama's Next Executive Order?


Newspaper: Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane's credibility is gone

The Kathleen Kane chronicles: The Pa. attorney general's credibility is gone

Saturday, November 15, 2014

CBS Evening News: ‘Embarrassed Democrats’ Trying to ‘Turn Gruber into a Stranger’

CBS Evening News: ‘Embarrassed Democrats’ Trying to ‘Turn Gruber into a Stranger’

Weekly Republican Address: 'You deserve a government ... that puts your priorities first'

#Grubering

Petition Demands Return of $400K in Taxpayer Funds Paid to Jonathan Gruber

Petition Demands Return of $400K in Taxpayer Funds Paid to Jonathan Gruber | Truth Revolt

School Paints Over Historical Mural With New 'Heroes' -- Oprah and Obama

School Paints Over Historical Mural With New 'Heroes' -- Oprah and Obama | Truth Revolt

Gruber Linked to Getting Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

Who Lied? Jonathan Gruber Linked to Getting Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

FBN’s Melissa Francis: ‘I Was Silenced’ When at CNBC for Criticizing ObamaCare

FBN’s Melissa Francis: ‘I Was Silenced’ When at CNBC for Criticizing ObamaCare

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jonathan Gruber Embraced Misleading the Public About Obamacare

Jonathan Gruber Embraced Misleading the Public About Obamacare Even While It Was Still Being Debated

Senate Democrats drop from 60 to 46 since passing Obamacare

Dems' path after Obamacare: Down, down, down | WashingtonExaminer.com

Senate Democrats drop from 60 to 46 since passing Obamacare

Dems' path after Obamacare: Down, down, down | WashingtonExaminer.com

Speaking of stupid voters ...


Newspaper praises ouster of RINO Dominic Pileggi as PA Senate Leader

Pileggi's defeat: A blessed check

Gruber's Obamacare comments expose what's wrong with liberalism

Philip Klein: Gruber's Obamacare comments expose what's wrong with liberalism | WashingtonExaminer.com

Report: 42 percent of new Medicaid signups are immigrants, their children

Report: 42 percent of new Medicaid signups are immigrants, their children | WashingtonExaminer.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

‘People Are Going To Be In For A Shock': Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple

‘People Are Going To Be In For A Shock': Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple « CBS DC

Former AP Chief Ron Fournier Laments 'Obamacare's Foundation of Lies'

Former AP Chief Ron Fournier Laments 'Obamacare's Foundation of Lies'

Conservatives Oust Pileggi as PA Senate Majority Leader

Dominic Pileggi, arguably the most powerful political figure in Pennsylvania, has been ousted by fellow Republicans as Senate Majority Leader. Pileggi was widely criticized for bottling up Gov. Tom Corbett's reform agenda in the GOP-controlled Senate, which in turn may have contributed to Corbett's defeat on Nov. 4 to liberal Democrat Tom Wolf.

A conservative team of state Senators publicly denounced Pileggi, a moderate Philadelphia-area state lawmaker and sought his ouster. With the addition of three more seats, the Republican majority in the 50-member PA Senate is now 30-20. The new Senate Majority Leader is Sen. Jake Corman of Centre County.

Corbett sought to privatize the state's liquor monopoly and revamp public pensions, but both measures died in the Senate because Pileggi refused to bring them up for a vote. Pileggi also would not allow a vote on SB 76, which would have eliminated Pennsylvania school property taxes.

Pileggi was often referred to as a RINO (Republican In Name Only) by Harrisburg observers. The Wall Street Journal today called Pileggi's ouster as a "setback for Pennsylvania Democrats" because of Pileggi's willingness to work with Democrats and incoming Gov. Tom Wolf.

The only holdover in leadership positions is Senate President Joe Scaranti, who holds a largely ceremonial position. Because of the defeat of Republican Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, a Democrat, newly-elected Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, who is also a state senator, will now preside over the Senate. Stack has said he plans to keep both his senate seat and his new post as Lt. Gov., but there are questions about the constitutionality of holding two elected offices at once.

Over in the House, where Republicans also bolstered their majority, ultra-conservative state Rep. Mike Turzai was elected Speaker of the House, another blow to liberal Tom Wolf's chances of getting any of his tax-and-spend agenda through the Legislature.

Here's a release from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania congratulating the new Senate leadership:

PA GOP Chairman Gleason Congratulates New State Senate GOP Leadership Team


HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State Senate Republican Caucus.
"Congratulations to President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Majority Leader Jake Corman and our entire State Senate Republican leadership team on their elections," Gleason said. "At such an important time in the history of our Commonwealth, it's important to continue the tradition of strong Republican leadership that will stand up for the Republican principles of individual freedom and economic opportunity in our state Senate.
"I congratulate the new state Senate Republican leadership team, and look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
Today, State Senate Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
President Pro Tempore – 25th District Senator Joe Scarnati
Senate Majority Leader – 34th District Senator Jake Corman
Senate Appropriations Chairman – 16th District Senator Pat Browne
Senate Majority Whip – 27th District Senator John Gordner
Senate Majority Caucus Chairman – 24th District Senator Bob Mensch
Senate Caucus Secretary –  33rd District Senator Rich Alloway
The following State Senate Republicans were appointed to serve in leadership positions by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati:
Senate Caucus Administrator – 10th District Senator Chuck McIlhinney
Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman – 29th District Senator David Argall

Gallup: By 17-point margin, public wants GOP Congress, not Obama, to lead nation

By 17-point margin, public wants GOP Congress, not Obama, to lead nation | WashingtonExaminer.com

'Democrats need new ideas, new leadership and new ideas' but cling to Reid, Pelosi despite midterms drubbing

Reid, Pelosi hang on to power after Dems' drubbing | WashingtonExaminer.com

Under Obama, illegals get driver's license, credit cards, Obamacare

Under Obama program, illegals get driver's license, credit cards, Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Differing accident accounts raise questions

Democrat Kathleen Kane bounces from one controversy to another. Now
there are questions swirling about her account of a recent traffic
accident in which Kane sustained a concussion.

Differing accident accounts raise questions




Thursday, November 06, 2014

Every Newly Elected GOP Senators Campaigned on Repealing Obamacare

100% of Newly Elected GOP Senators Campaigned on Repealing Obamacare | CNS News

Democrats Aren't The Only Ones Crying About Tuesday's Election Results


PA Gov. Corbett: Penn State 'probably' should not have fired Joe Paterno

While some pundits blame Gov. Tom Corbett's defeat Tuesday partially on his handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case while Corbett was Pennsylvania Attorney General, the lame-duck Republican governor drops a bombshell today.


Corbett: Penn State 'probably' should not have fired Paterno

Conservatives Want Pileggi Out as PA Senate Majority Leader

With Republicans holding commanding majorities in both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature, the real power-brokers in Harrisburg over the next two years will be legislative leaders and not newly-elected Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. With that in mind, conservatives are mounting a challenge to Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, who is blamed for scuttling much of Gov. Tom Corbett's first-term agenda and leading to Corbett's defeat on Election Day. At least two state Senators - Scott Wagner of York County and Sen. Donald White of Armstrong County - have  publicly called for replacement of Pileggi, who represents parts of Delaware and Chester counties. And now Sen. Jake Corman of Centre County, the current Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, has announced he will challenge Pileggi for the top leadership post.

The conservative American Future Fund Political Action issued the following statement on the pending leadership fight within the GOP caucus:
"This past Tuesday, while Republicans across the nation were celebrating landmark victories, Pennsylvania Republicans were facing the first defeat of an incumbent Governor in the Commonwealth's history," said Nick Ryan, Chairman of American Future Fund Action. "One of the main causes of the defeat of Governor Corbett was the inaction, ineptitude, and impotence of the Republican leadership in the Pennsylvania State Senate."

"For four years, Governor Corbett was unable to pass virtually any legislation that would have moved Pennsylvania in the right direction. The cause was simple, members of the Republican State Senate cared more about union bosses in Philadelphia than their constituents or the good of the Commonwealth as a whole. The blame for all of these problems lies at the feet of Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi. Pileggi's Philadelphia Boss-Style politics has no place in the leadership of the Republican Party should we hope to govern based on principles rather than our campaign coffers," concluded Ryan.
With Republicans controlling 30 of the 50 seats in the Pennsylvania Senate, a majority vote of 16 is needed to win the post of Majority Leader, which Pileggi has held for the past eight years.

Expressing Condolences to Democrats


A handy post-election spin guide for dejected Democrats

John Hayward: A handy post-election spin guide for dejected Democrats | Human Events

How did pollsters miss the Republican wave?

How did pollsters miss the Republican wave? | Human Events

Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Middle Class

WSJ Chief Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Those Making Less Than $120K a Year | Human Events

Monday, November 03, 2014

Corbett says Pa. governor's race 'boils down to one word'

Final sprint: Corbett says race 'boils down to one word'

Dick Thornburgh Endorses Tom Corbett for Governor

All ages see higher premiums under Obamacare

All ages see higher premiums under Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com

Seven Unions Top Koch Bros. in Super PAC Spending

Seven Unions Top Kochs in Super PAC Spending — and That’s Just the Money We Know About

Race-Baiting and the Democrats' Future

Race-Baiting and the Democrats' Future

Empty seats at Obama rally for Democrat Tom Wolf

A vote for Tom Wolf is a vote to raise your taxes

Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating in Pa. Stands at 32%

F&M Poll: President Obama’s Approval Rating Stands at 32%