Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pennsylvania state lawmakers will get an automatic pay raise

Not only are Pennsylvania taxpayers stuck funding the most expensive full-time state legislature in the country, but they must also cough up more money each to give the 253 state lawmakers a pay  raise. Do the lawmakers deserve more money? It doesn't matter. The Legislature passed a bill granting its members automatic pay raises every year - unless they vote to reject the additional pay. That has never happened yet.

From WITF:

State lawmakers will get an automatic pay raise:
Automatic pay raises have caused controversy in the past. When
lawmakers return to the Capitol after their Thanksgiving recess, they'll
have a little extra cash waiting for them. Every year, salaries for
elected officials are reevaluated based on the cost of living. The
number varies--this year, it's .81 percent, which means the average
salary for a lawmaker will increase by about $700, from $86,480 dollars
to $87,180. Those in leadership positions make even more. The top
salaries hover around almost $140,000. The yearly pay adjustment became
fully automatic in 1995. But because automated pay raises can be
unpopular, some opt to donate the extra cash, or feed it back to the
state Treasury. Pennsylvania's lawmakers are the second-highest-paid in
the country, behind only California....

What's the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?

Chuck Schumer: Bring a Chart to Thanksgiving Dinner to Argue Politics

Chuck Schumer: Bring a Chart to Thanksgiving Dinner to Argue Politics: Thanksgiving dinner should be a time for togetherness, gratefulness, and joy. But if you're a leftist whose religion is politics, it's a time to push your fundamentalist obsession and ruin the holidays for everyone else.

GQ: Ruin Thanksgiving for Trump Supporters

GQ: Ruin Thanksgiving for Trump Supporters

How The Civil War Gave Us Today’s Thanksgiving, And Can Teach Us

How The Civil War Gave Us Today’s Thanksgiving, And Can Teach Us: Our Thanksgiving celebration originated in our nation’s worst period of turmoil and bloodshed: the Civil War. Its lessons can help us today.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Lie That Reelected Obama

The Lie That Reelected Obama: Al-Qaeda was not “on the run” while POTUS 44 was in office.

Pathetic: Media's Nasty Response to WH Secretary's Invitation to Express Thanksgiving Gratitude

Pathetic: Media's Nasty Response to WH Secretary's Invitation to Express Thanksgiving Gratitude: In honor of Thanksgiving, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked reporters Monday to share the things for which they’re most thankful. Graciously, Sanders began with her own expression of gratitude, with a smile: 'You probably know, and it's no secret, that I'm clearly very thankful for all of you here in this room, and I think that goes without saying.'

Monday, November 20, 2017

For Christmas’s Sake, Let’s Roll Back Christmas Creep

For Christmas’s Sake, Let’s Roll Back Christmas Creep: Retailers never seem more vapid, greedy, and ridiculous than when they are stringing up Christmas lights while the leaves are still changing.

How School Choice Can Solve States' Huge Debt And Pension Woes

How School Choice Can Solve States' Huge Debt And Pension Woes: We calculated how much the taxpayers of five states might benefit if some public school families were given school choice.

Tom Coburn Has A Plan To Fight Washington And Save America

Tom Coburn Has A Plan To Fight Washington And Save America: Former senator and legendary fiscal hawk Tom Coburn argues that the remedy for federal profligacy and corruption is a never-used constitutional provision.

How The Left's Attacks On Religious Liberty Pushed Me Back Into Church

How The Left's Attacks On Religious Liberty Pushed Me Back Into Church: I couldn’t help but think: what are Democrats so scared of? There was only one way to find out. I had to go back to church to see what the fuss was about.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

NYT Blames Racism for Americans Wanting to Keep the Money They Earn

NYT Blames Racism for Americans Wanting to Keep the Money They Earn: Some people like to keep the money they make. There's a word for those people, according to leftist economics columnist Eduardo Porter: (wait for it...) racists. (Eureka!)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sexual Harassment Hall of Fame


YES, VIRGINIA, IMMIGRATION IS TURNING THE COUNTRY BLUE

YES, VIRGINIA, IMMIGRATION IS TURNING THE COUNTRY BLUE: The inconvenient fact about Democrats' recent electoral successes.

Seventh-Grader Wears 'Fake News Network' Shirt on CNN Field Trip

Seventh-Grader Wears 'Fake News Network' Shirt on CNN Field Trip: A Georgia seventh-grader recently wore an 'FNN: Fake News Network' on a school field trip to CNN network, and his teacher's made him remove it. His parents Nancy (a city commissioner) and Stan Jester (a school board member) say that this was a violation of his First Amendment rights. They want the school to apologize. Stan Jester wrote in a blog post:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

CNN Belittles Al Franken's Accuser: 'He was Just a Comedian'

CNN Belittles Franken’s Accuser: ‘He was Just a Comedian’: The Left has created a culture that demands all alleged victims of sexual abuse be believed no matter what and that the accused is guilty regardless of evidence. Unfortunately, they can’t even follow their own rules.

Fleecing Taxpayers: Over 260 Federal Harassment Settlements Since 1997

Over 260 Federal Harassment Settlements Since 1997: The Hill correspondent Reid Wilson tweeted some harrowing numbers from the last 20 years of harassment payments given from our elected leaders to their victims. Since 1997, there have been 264 settlements at an insane cost of over $17 million of taxpayer money. Wilson’s tweet includes the following chart with year-by-year breakdown:

Friday, November 10, 2017

News Nanny: The Race to Censor Internet News

News Nanny: The Race to Censor Internet News: If we don’t fight now, conservatives will vanish from the internet.

Fake News Site Politifact Demands Monopoly on Fake News

Fake News Site Politifact Demands Monopoly on Fake News

Never Mind the Murders in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel Going After Walking Texters

Never Mind the Murders in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel Going After Walking Texters: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cracking down on a huge problem plaguing Chicago. No, not the two residents per day who are gunned down by gang violence, but those nuisance urban zombies: The Walking Texters. Fox 32 reports: Pedestrians who are caught crossing the street while using a mobile device in Chicago may face fines under a new ordinance proposed Wednesday.

Over 200 Ex-Employees File Suit Against CNN for Racial Discrimination

Over 200 Ex-Employees File Suit Against CNN for Racial Discrimination: A dismissed lawsuit that was filed earlier this year alleging racial discrimination at CNN is back with even more plaintiffs.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Quotes From the Media's Declaration of War on Trump

Quotes From the Media's Declaration of War on Trump

Chicago Approaching its 600th Homicide for the Year

Chicago Approaching its 600th Homicide for the Year: The Chicago Tribune keeps track of the number of homicides for the Windy City and is close to adding the 600th for the year. Thirty people were shot over the weekend, five fatally, bringing the total number of murders to 593 as of Monday. Now, the Chicago Police Department employs slightly different accounting. Its numbers don’t include homicides on expressways, fatal shootings by police, or justified homicide. Taking out those, the CPD tabulates 581 homicides for the year — still extremely high.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Antifa Fails to Overthrow U.S. Government

Antifa Fail: Near-empty protest sites across America means the anti-Trump Resistance’s so-called revolution will have to wait for another day.

Comey Initially Described Hillary’s Handling of Top-Secret E-Mails ‘Grossly Negligent'

Comey Initially Described Hillary’s Handling of Top-Secret E-Mails ‘Grossly Negligent': New memos show that former FBI Director James Comey used the strong language “grossly negligent” in early drafts of his statement when describing how Hillary Clinton handled top-secret e-mails while serving as secretary of state. However, the phrase was deleted by the time his statement went public.

Sharyl Attkisson: Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media

Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media: Trust in the media is at an all-time low. But should it be? Why do fewer and fewer Americans trust the mainstream media. Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear, explains.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Nothing to See Here ... Move Along


Trump Slams Schumer’s Program that Allowed NYC Terrorist in U.S.

Trump Slams Schumer’s Program that Allowed NYC Terrorist in U.S.: An immigration program conceived in the 1990s by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was criticized by President Trump on Wednesday morning because it allowed the Islamic terrorist who killed eight in New York City on Halloween into the country. Trump stated on Twitter: The terrorist came into our country through what is called the 'Diversity Visa Lottery Program,' a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based.

Media, Islam Apologists Converge on NYC Terror Coverage with Shameful Bias

Media, Islam Apologists Converge on NYC Terror Coverage with Shameful Bias

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Illegal Alien Voting

Illegal Alien Voting: State Department investigation provides insight on Democrats’ imported electorate.

Trump Has Backing of GOP Voters

Trump Has Backing of GOP Voters: Critics of President Donald Trump may point to the defections of a pair of Senators as proof of disunity in the GOP but  the latest polling from Rasmussen Reports shows Republican voters continue to stand with Trump.

Most Americans Feel Silenced by Political Correctness - Thank a Democrat

Most Americans Feel Silenced by Political Correctness - Thank a Democrat: Political correctness is stifling freedom in the United States and it’s making people refrain from expressing their political beliefs. According to the Cato Institute’s 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey of 2,300 U.S. adults: 71% Americans believe that political correctness has silenced important discussions our society needs to have. The consequences are personal — 58% of Americans believe the political climate prevents them from sharing their own political beliefs.

The Clintons don't seem to have much luck with cigars


Friday, October 27, 2017

Tea party groups targeted by Obama IRS get $3.5 million settlement

Tea party groups targeted by IRS get $3.5 million settlement

Mike Pence: U.S. to rely on faith-based groups over United Nation

Mike Pence: U.S. to rely on faith-based groups over United Nation

Hillary Clinton’s Russian collusion connection

Hillary Clinton’s Russian collusion connection

Russiagate Backfires on Hillary


Clinton Playbook Being Rolled Out To Protect Hillary

Clinton Playbook Being Rolled Out To Protect Hillary: Clinton team and media go into overdrive to hide real Russian collusion scandal.

Hillary Clinton is Lying About the Dossier

Hillary Clinton is Lying About the Dossier

How Obama Used Hillary’s Dossier to Spy on Trump

How Obama Used Hillary’s Dossier to Spy on Trump: The conspiracy that led from the Hillary campaign to eavesdropping on Trump officials.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

One Year Later, Elites Still Don’t Understand Why Voters Turned To Trump

One Year Later, Elites Still Don’t Understand Why Voters Turned To Trump: A year ago this week I drove through Ohio and Pennsylvania talking to people about the election. It wasn’t hard to see why many of them wanted Trump.

Russia-Obsessed Media Shocked To Discover Facts About Russia Stories

Russia-Obsessed Media Shocked To Discover Facts About Russia Stories: Journalists can't push a Russia collusion narrative for a year and then go soft and silent just because it implicates a bunch of their close friends.

Fake News: 10 Times CNN Told Us An Apple Was A Banana

10 Times CNN Told Us An Apple Was A Banana: Considering the numerous mistakes and misleading stories CNN has produced over the past several years, you’d think that they’d be a tad less sanctimonious.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bernie Sanders Can't Define Difference Between Democrats and Socialists

Bernie Sanders Can't Define Difference Between Democrats and Socialists

47th Annual Greek Food Festival Returns to Reading, PA

 
The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend. If you're in the Reading, Pa., area, check out the Greek Food Festival at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., across from Berks Catholic High School. All your favorite Greek delicacies and pastry will be on sale, along with live music and dancing, church tours and gift rooms.

An Overlooked Bruce Willis Film Worth Watching

From Russia to Hillary: Bribes, Extortion, Uranium and Lies

From Russia to Hillary: Bribes, Extortion, Uranium and Lies: How an FBI Uranium investigation was corrupted to protect the Clinton’s Russian connection.

Despite Vegas and Media Narrative, Mass Killings Aren’t on the Rise

Despite Vegas and Media Narrative, Mass Killings Aren’t on the Rise: According to research from University of Illinois Professors Sheldon Jacobson and Douglas King, mass killings aren’t on the rise like the mainstream media and its Democratic friends would like us to believe.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Obama Legacy Goes Up In Smoke


Politifact, Snopes 'Fact Checking' Sites Paid Their Way With Fake News Ads

Politifact, Snopes 'Fact Checking' Sites Paid Their Way With Fake News Ads

Who Pays What in Taxes?

Who Pays What in Taxes?: Is a system where over 45% of people pay no income taxes really 'fair'?

Trump Asks, Where Is Justice Department on Comey's Exoneration of Hillary Clinton?

Trump Asks, Where Is Justice Department on Comey's Exoneration of Hillary Clinton?

Dishonest Reporting: Glenn Greenwald Slams Liberal Media for ‘Extreme Groupthink’

Glenn Greenwald Slams Liberal Media for ‘Extreme Groupthink’

NFL Responds to Flagging TV Ratings with Even More Activism

NFL Responds to Flagging TV Ratings with Even More Activism

New Evidence in Russia/Uranium/Clinton Foundation Scandal, Will MSM Report?

New Evidence in Russia/Uranium/Clinton Foundation Scandal, Will Nets Report?

Saturday, October 14, 2017

President Trump's Weekly Address on Patriotism, Respecting the Flag ...

Oops! Sea Levels Dropping Everywhere, According to NASA

Oops! Sea Levels Dropping Everywhere, According to NASA: Well, it appears as though the sky isn’t falling after all, but sea levels are.  Despite the claims of global warming alarmists that sea level rise will put major coastal cities under water in a few short years, NASA has confirmed, and quite accidentally, that sea levels are actually falling around the globe. There is a chart posted at NASA’s Global Climate Change page in it’s “Vital Signs” section on sea level:

Princeton Student Unhinged: First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Conservatives

Princeton Student Unhinged: First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Conservatives: The war for free speech on college campuses has led to this moment, right here; at an Ivy League school, where at least one student has gleaned that while he may enjoy the free speech rights guaranteed by the Constitution, it doesn’t apply to conservative thinkers. There’s plenty to be said about this op-ed in The Daily Princetonian, but it’s best to let the student, Ryan Born, dig his own grave:

Obama ‘Dreamer’ Murders High School Girl

Obama ‘Dreamer’ Murders High School Girl: Another sickening crime by an illegal alien has taken the life of an 18-year-old high school student.  In Greenville, South Carolina, the body of Dianna Martinez-Gonzalez, an 11th grader at Greenville High School, was found in some woods about 300 yards from a roadway near a dam. She was found with a gunshot wound to the head after her friend made a “frantic” call to police.

President Trump Delivers Remarks to the 2017 Values Voter Summit

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Greek Food Festival coming Oct. 20-21-22 to Reading, PA


Dr. Seuss in the Crosshairs

Dr. Seuss in the Crosshairs: Librarian's treatment of the First Lady's gift of the beloved children's books is not an anomaly.

Twitter Bans Pro-Life Campaign Ad

Twitter Bans Pro-Life Campaign Ad: A right-wing tweet is taking some heat: Twitter—which promotes itself as an open forum for expression—wants to ensure that some ideas remain unexpressed. The online news and social networking service has banned Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn’s political advertisement referencing an indictment of Planned Parenthood.

Project Veritas Undercover at NYT: Anti-Trump Gatekeepers Push Agenda to Front Page

Project Veritas Undercover at NYT: Anti-Trump Gatekeepers Push Agenda to Front Page: James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is back as promised with another exposé of a major media outlet. This time it’s The New York Times. After a successful takedown of CNN, the American Pravda series is back with undercover journalists inside the Gray Lady, discovering the same thing as it did the first time around: the media is wholly biased to a leftist agenda.

The Midnight Ride of Hillary Revere


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Anti-Trump Resistance is Funded by Ford, Kellog and Soros

The Anti-Trump Resistance is Funded by Ford, Kellog and Soros

Twitter Blows Up With Racism From the Left

Twitter Blows Up With Racism From the Left: According to American leftists today, there is no greater racial truth than this: white men are evil. Thusly, Twitter has lit up with the preaching of the Gospel over the last several hours since Sunday night’s mass murder in Las Vegas.  The side of the political aisle purporting to eschew racism responded to news of Stephen Paddock’s European ethnicity like Pavlov’s dog:  upon hearing news of the killer’s race, the watery-mouthed pundits couldn’t wait to tear into white meat. Huffinton Post blogger Amanda Mancino-Williams posted this stunning message:

Former Abortion Workers Expose the 'Predatory Money-Making Machine'

Former Abortion Workers Expose the 'Predatory Money-Making Machine': Abortion is a business, and Planned Parenthood makes sure that business is booming. This, according to four women participating in a webcast set to air October 9th which exposes the greedy, exploitative nature of abortion clinics in general and Planned Parenthood in particular. The women—two former Planned Parenthood managers, a former training manager, and a former nurse at a women’s clinic—affirmed that the goal of Planned Parenthood is to perform as many abortions as possible.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Football Fans Taking A Knee, Too


West Point Grad Shows Support for Communism, Kaepernick

West Point Grad Shows Support for Communism, Kaepernick: A picture posted to social media has left the military community baffled. It shows West Point graduate, Second Lt. Spenser Rapone throwing up a fist in uniform and showing the inside of his cap, which reads, “Communism will win.” The picture is hastagged #VeteransForKaepernic, in support of the former 49ers quarterback.

DirecTV Offering Refunds on NFL Packages Over Anthem Protests

DirecTV Offering Refunds on NFL Packages Over Anthem Protests: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that satellite cable provider DirecTV is allowing “at least some customers” to cancel subscriptions to its NFL Sunday Ticket package as long as they cite the anthem protests as a reason.

Maddow Immediately Dethroned as Hannity Takes Helm at Fox News

Maddow Immediately Dethroned as Hannity Takes Helm at Fox News: Rachel Maddow has been the queen of political talk over at MSNBC, earning higher-than-ever ratings because of several shakeups over at Fox News. But it took Fox only one night to dethrone her by debuting Sean Hannity in the 9 p.m. slot on Monday evening. Mediate reports:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1 in 3 Male College Students Supports Violence Against Offensive Speakers

1 in 3 Male College Students Supports Violence Against Offensive Speakers

Trump's Stand at the UN for America

Trump's Stand at the UN for America: A bold call for freedom and a stern warning to its enemies.

Why Obama Really Spied on Trump

Why Obama Really Spied on Trump: Obama had to spy on Trump to protect himself.

Zuckerberg Shut Down Anonymous Facebook Employees Group that Attracted Conservatives

Zuckerberg Shut Down Anonymous Facebook Employees Group that Attracted Conservatives: Business Insider is reporting that an anonymous Facebook group was shut down by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in late 2016 because it attracted many conservative voices that often discussed Donald Trump and debated Black Lives Matter.

‘Alt-Right’ Gets an Official Entry in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

‘Alt-Right’ Gets an Official Entry in Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Well, it’s official: “Alt-right” is now in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, along with over 250 other modern words and phrases.

President Trump Gives an Address to the 72nd Session of the United Nations

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Offensive T-shirts?


5 More Reasons Ending DACA Was the Right Call

5 More Reasons Ending DACA Was the Right Call: Facts you've never heard from the mainstream media.

Hillary Now Blames Women for Crushing Defeat

Hillary Blames Women for Crushing Defeat: In her new book What Happened, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton places the blame for her political demise squarely where she believes it belongs: on other people. According to Breitbart, the wife of two-time POTUS Bill plants particular responsibility for her crushing loss on the shoulders of American women.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Spin the Wheel of Fake News


Backlash: Anti-Trump ‘American Horror Story’ Draws Smallest Audience Yet

Backlash: Anti-Trump ‘American Horror Story’ Draws Smallest Audience Yet: The numbers are in for the premiere of season seven of American Horror Story: Cult and it’s not good news for the franchise. It would appear that a story line which makes President Trump the boogeyman didn’t fly in Trump’s America. Deadline reported:

20,000 Illegally Voted in 2016 Election in Chicago, New Hampshire

20 Thousand Illegally Voted in 2016 Election in Chicago, New Hampshire: Reports of voter fraud have cropped up after investigations into the 2016 election, and both Chicago and New Hampshire have some explaining to do.

Anti-Trump U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent not seeking re-election

It appears there will be one less anti-Trump member in the House if Republicans can hold this Pennsylvania seat in 2018.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent not seeking re-election | Reading Eagle - NEWS: The GOP lawmaker from Lehigh County represents part of Berks County.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Homeland Security Makes it Official: Antifa ‘Domestic Terrorists’

Homeland Security Makes it Official: Antifa ‘Domestic Terrorists’: Put this in the “it’s about time” file. The Department of Homeland Security has officially deemed Antifa a domestic terror organization. Politico learned of this classification from obtaining confidential documents from the law enforcement community. Politico reports: Since well before the Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly, DHS has been issuing warnings about the growing likelihood of lethal violence between the left-wing anarchists and right-wing white supremacist and nationalist groups.

Google Censoring More Conservative and Christian Content

Google Censoring More Conservative and Christian Content

President Trump and The First Lady Participate in a Visit at Hurricane Harvey

President Trump's Weekly Address on Harvey Recovery Efforts

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What Unites Our Nation


Hillary Charging Big Bucks to Tell You What Went Wrong

Hillary Charging Big Bucks to Tell You What Went Wrong: The Clintons never squander an opportunity to capitalize on anything and everything. Not that you needed her to tell you (again) one of her contrived excuses for why she lost the 2016 presidential election, but Hillary Clinton is happy to do so -- for a price.

Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Harvey Victims: 'There Are No Politics in Eight Feet of Water'

Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Harvey Victims: 'There Are No Politics in Eight Feet of Water': At least some people in Hollywood don't exploit a tragedy in the name of politics.  Actress Sandra Bullock is a class act, and not only for the fact that she's donating $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but because she understands that there is no room for political agendas when human life is at stake.  'There are no politics in eight feet of water,' Bullock told People Magazine. 'There are human beings in eight feet of water.' Indeed.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Climatologist, Former NASA Scientist: ‘Houston Flood Not Sign of Climate Change’

Climatologist, Former NASA Scientist: ‘Houston Flood Not Sign of Climate Change’: Houston is underwater after being slammed with rain brought to shore by Hurricane Harvey. Officials say it could be weeks before the roads are traversable. While the mainstream media and other alarmists are eagerly pegging human-caused global warming on the rising waters, others are saying, 'Not so fast.'

Professor Suggests Texans Deserved Harvey For Supporting Trump

Professor Suggests Texans Deserved Harvey For Supporting Trump: A University of Tampa professor grotesquely suggested on Twitter Sunday that Texans deserved Hurricane Harvey because they vote Republican.   'I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,' Professor Ken Storey wrote. 'Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.' Campus Reform captured the disdainful tweets:

Facebook Threatens to Ban Conservative Sites If They Disagree With the Left

Facebook Threatens to Ban Conservative Sites If They Disagree With the Left

Thursday, August 10, 2017

ICE Busts 36 Sex Offender Criminal Aliens in Sanctuary City of Long Island

ICE Busts 36 Sex Offender Criminal Aliens in Sanctuary City of Long Island: As part of Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Alien Removal), a 10-day operation that ended on August 3, Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested 32 criminal aliens previously convicted of sex crimes in the sanctuary jurisdiction of Long Island, New York. Welcome to Trump's America.

Monday, August 07, 2017

New England Colleges Dominate Top 20 ‘Most Liberal’ Student Bodies

New England Colleges Dominate Top 20 ‘Most Liberal’ Student Bodies: A new survey ranks the 20 “most liberal” student bodies at U.S. colleges today.

600,000 Page Views at The Centrist

My site counter has recorded 600,000 Page Views from 110,000 Unique Visitors to THE CENTRIST. Thanks for checking out my blog ... and come back again.

MAD MAX


DOJ Releases 400-Plus Pages of Lynch-Clinton Meeting Emails – After Comey FBI Said No Records Existed

DOJ Releases 400-Plus Pages of Lynch-Clinton Meeting Emails – After Comey's FBI Said No Records Existed: The Department of Justice on Friday released 413 pages of emails related to a controversial private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation into then-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails. The FBI earlier said such records did not exist.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

W. Virginia governor switches parties, Republicans now control majority of states

When was the last time a sitting governor switched political parties?
This is the biggest political story in the country today. And the MSM
ignores the story? The Fake News networks have taken another giant step
to oblivion.

W. Virginia governor switches parties, Republicans now control majority of states: West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is now a Republican, he officially announced at a rally for President Donald Trump. The ex-Democrat has just tipped the scales to give the GOP control of 26 state legislatures and governorships.

Obama's IRS 'misled' Obamacare customers: Audit

Obama's IRS 'misled' Obamacare customers: Audit

Al Gore's Home Uses 21 Times More Energy Than Average American Family

Al Gore's Home Uses 21 Times More Energy Than Average American Family

Democrats Forgo Stall Tactics, Senate Confirms 65 Trump Nominees

Democrats Forgo Stall Tactics, Senate Confirms 65 Trump Nominees

Poll: More Americans Consider Islamic State a Major Threat (74%) Than Climate Change (56%)

Liberal media bias exposed once again.
Poll: More Americans Consider Islamic State a Major Threat (74%) Than Climate Change (56%): ...

Monday, July 31, 2017

GUEST COLUMN: Pa. taxpayers lose again in Senate budget deal

By Lowman S. Henry
Columnist


There is a lot of wailing and rending of garments these days over the hyper partisan atmosphere in both Harrisburg and in Washington, D.C.   Conventional wisdom holds that if Republicans and Democrats would just work together we could solve the problems confronting our state and nation.

But there is ample evidence that when Republicans and Democrats do work together the outcome is worse than no action at all. The recent collusion between the parties in the Pennsylvania Senate to pass a revenue plan to fund the 2017-18 state budget is a prime example.

So, let's pull back the curtain and take a look at how elected officials from both parties work together to preserve their own political careers at the expense of taxpayers.

In theory Republicans stand for smaller, less intrusive government and for fiscal responsibility. Were that actually true the debate in Harrisburg over how to balance the budget would be focused on cost-savings and spending reductions. Instead, leaders of both parties in the state Senate have focused solely on what taxes to increase and on an even more irresponsible course of action - borrowing from future revenues to cover current expenses.

The GOP holds 34 of 50 seats in the Pennsylvania Senate. That is a veto-proof majority that again - in theory - should be able to pass a fiscally responsible state budget. The sordid truth is that Harrisburg is not divided by political party, but rather is governed by an incumbent party dedicated first and foremost to political self-preservation putting up a united front against taxpayers and job creators.

Thus that 34-seat Republican majority was rendered irrelevant when leaders of both parties went behind closed doors to craft a revenue package. What emerged was a toxic cocktail of tax hikes that would harm businesses such as gas drillers by implementing a severance tax; and add to the burden of homeowners by hiking taxes on gas and electric bills. Oh, and that wasn't enough to sate the appetites of the big spenders - they approved borrowing hundreds of millions from future tobacco settlement revenue meaning our children and grand-children will get to share in the pain.

When the final vote was held the revenue package passed 26-24. How the Senate got to that number is the truly disgusting part of the story. There is an old saying that you should never watch sausage or legislation being made. But we will. If all Democrats had voted for the revenue package it would only have taken 10 Republicans to craft a majority. But 14 Republicans went astray.

Why?

The goal was to provide political cover to four Democrats in competitive districts.   It is all about incumbent protection. Party leaders conspired to determine who would vote for and who would vote against the bill. Those Republicans and Democrats voting for higher taxes and massive borrowing all represent "safe" seats because they are relatively immune to serious electoral competition.

A few Republican Senators who actually favored the bill, but who would face conservative primary challenges if they voted for higher taxes were given a "pass" to vote against the plan. Those Republicans representing more moderate districts and less likely to face a serious primary challenge voted for the tax plan. Likewise Democrats deemed vulnerable to a tax vote were also given a "pass."

So everyone wins - except We the Taxpayer.

And, of course, "leadership" of both parties all voted for the revenue package on the mistaken belief that they have to be "responsible" and provide revenue to fund a state government beset by out-of-control spending.   Real leadership and a truly responsible course of action would have been to craft a budget that spends within our means rather than go looking for every way possible to wring more tax dollars from Pennsylvania's working families, senior citizens and small businesses.

The bottom line: the Senate's revenue plan vote was nothing more than business-as-usual backroom Harrisburg politics of the type that cynically preserves incumbents at taxpayer expense.

Remember that the next time you hear someone crying out for "bi-partisan cooperation."

(Lowman S. Henry is Chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal.  His e-mail address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org.)


Fake News Claims Another Victim: Katie Couric Out at Yahoo News

Katie Couric Out at Yahoo News

'Little Shop of Horrors' Opens August 4-5 in Mount Penn, Pa.


Antietam Community Theatre presents "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at the Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th St., Mount Penn, PA 19606 (across from the Mount Penn Municipal Building.) Use the Filbert Street entrance. Tickets ($15) on sale at the door. And yes, Patrick and James Phyrillas are in the cast.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Skinny Repeal of Obamacare Fails In Senate With 49-51 Vote

Chief Justice John Roberts is no longer alone on the list of Republicans
who betrayed the American people by saving Obamacare. Add the names of
these three RINO senators: Susan Collins (R., Maine), John McCain (R.,
Ariz.),  and Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska).

Skinny Repeal of Obamacare Fails In Senate With 49-51 Vote

Ex-ESPN Reporter Believes Conservative Views Led to Firing

Ex-ESPN Reporter Believes Conservative Views Led to Firing: Britt McHenry was one of the nearly 100 employees laid off at failing ESPN earlier this year and she believes her outspoken conservative political views are at least part of the reason.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

From Russia With Love


Hillary Names Failed Election Memoir ‘What Happened,’ But We Already Know

Hillary Names Failed Election Memoir ‘What Happened,’ But We Already Know: The unfortunate title for Hillary Clinton’s new memoir about her failed 2016 presidential election has caused a tremendous outpouring of Hillar-ity on the Internet. Since emerging from a deep depression in the woods behind her home in upstate New York, Clinton has been on the war path blaming everything and everyone but herself for her November defeat and now it’s in book form, aptly titled, What Happened. The Simon & Schuster-published book will hit shelves September 12, and promises to give us an unguarded Hillary Clinton.

22 Million Kicked Off Obamacare? Most Would Opt-Out Voluntarily

22 Million Kicked Off Obamacare? Most Would Opt-Out Voluntarily: Democrats want everyone to think that repealing Obamacare would result in about 22 million people dying instantaneous deaths. That’s no more dramatic than what they’re selling. But the truth of the matter is, most Americans would love the option of not being forced to purchase health care. According to the Congressional Budget Office, that number is 15 million:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How Kid Rock Can Win Michigan’s 2018 Senate Seat

After Donald Trump's 2016 election victory, anything is possible ...



How Kid Rock Can Win Michigan’s 2018 Senate Seat: Kid Rock starts out with an advantage in the Detroit area that no other Republican has ever enjoyed. He is a matchup nightmare for Debbie Stabenow.

So-Called Fact Checkers Keep Butchering The Facts About Obamacare

So-Called Fact Checkers Keep Butchering The Facts About Obamacare: Since its passage, and in a way that is unlike any policy issue in modern American history, the press have rallied to the defense of Obamacare.

Fake News Blowback: NPR, CNN, Other News Sites Hit The Mute Button On Readers

NPR, CNN, Other News Sites Hit The Mute Button On Readers: News sites are eliminating online comment sections. They would do well to remember that they should be encouraging conversation about the nation.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Democratic Party Donations Dry Up


 Already devoid of any new ideas on issues that matter to voters, the Democratic Party is also losing support where it really counts - the bottom line. Donations to the "Party of No" are drying up. Things are not looking good for the Democratic Party in the Age of Trump. The only thing keeping the Dems from slipping to third-party status is their MSM allies propping them up.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Trump’s War on the Big Boss of Fake News

Trump’s War on the Big Boss of Fake News: How CNN took on President Trump and lost.

WOW! CNN Anchor Doesn't Recognize National Anthem

WOW! CNN Anchor Doesn't Recognize National Anthem: Okay, CNN, this is the last straw! On Thursday, when President Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, a band played our national anthem, 'The Star-Spangled Banner' by Francis Scott Key. The same tune that’s heard a million times before every sporting or national event in the country. It’s easily the most recognizable tune in the United States… unless you’re CNN. In an embarrassing gaffe on Thursday, CNN anchor Poppy Harlow introduced the video of the band playing and described it as the French national anthem.

Poisoning the Minds of America's Schoolchildren

Poisoning the Minds of America's Schoolchildren: Teaching kids to hate their country's traditions and institutions.

Seven-Time Deportee Drives Drunk, Crashes at 100 MPH, Kills Father of Three

Seven-Time Deportee Drives Drunk, Crashes at 100 MPH, Kills Father of Three

Guess Who Tips Even Better Than Bleeding Heart Liberals? Republicans

Guess Who Tips Even Better Than Bleeding Heart Liberals? Republicans

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Follow the shiny object ...


High Schools Abandon Valedictorian Because Competition is Bad

High Schools Abandon Valedictorian Because Competition is Bad: According to the National Association of Secondary School Principals, nearly half of high schools in the United States no longer report class rank, the Associated Press reports. The graduation tradition of naming a senior class valedictorian is slowly fading into history. In areas where the tradition continues, more students are being named head of the class.

High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors

High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors: A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a summer reading list chock full of conservative authors from which to choose, including Ann Coulter, Ronald Reagan, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and libertarian John Stossel. But parents became concerned that it leaned too far right and so now, the kids don’t have to read anything over the summer.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dennis Prager: If a Trump Supporter Had Shot a Democratic Congressman

Prager: If a Trump Supporter Had Shot a Democratic Congressman: What would have happened if a Trump supporter had shot a Democratic congressman and other Democratic Washington officials? The answer is obvious. The New York Times, the rest of the left-wing media and the Democratic Party would have made the shootings the dominant issue in American life. It is not possible to understand the left -- and, therefore, the media and the current state of American life -- without understanding how the left uses and relies on hysteria. Hysteria is to the left as oxygen is to biological life.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SWAMP JUICE


AG Sessions Shuts Down Obama-Era Scheme that Funneled Billions to Left-Wing Groups

AG Sessions Shuts Down Obama-Era Scheme that Funneled Billions to Left-Wing Groups: In a memo last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions brought an end to an Obama-era slush fund scheme that involved funneling taxpayer dollars to left-wing activist groups. The Obama Justice Department, headed by Loretta Lynch, forced corporations embroiled in litigation to settle their lawsuits by “donating” the settlement to groups like La Raza, the Urban League, and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. A Fox News report from March stated:

Sessions Not Intimidated, Tells Terrorists, ‘We Are Coming After You’

Sessions Not Intimidated, Tells Terrorists, ‘We Are Coming After You’: On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee over allegations of collusion with Russia. It was an accusation he called a “detestable lie.” But in the face of those allegations, Sessions said he was more determined than ever to continue the mission he swore to uphold.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Comey Unmasks Himself As Leaker

Comey Unmasks Himself As Leaker: The fired FBI director tells a Senate panel he’s a well-meaning victim of Trump.

Democrats Gone Fishing


Comey's Latest Statement Is An Indictment Of Comey, Not Trump

Turns out President Trump was right in firing FBI Director James Comey, a political hack who soiled the reputation of the FBI by kowtowing to Democrats (Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch) instead of enforcing the nation's laws. His testimony Wednesday proved Comey was his own worst enemy.

Comey's Latest Statement Is An Indictment Of Comey, Not Trump: In his latest statement, former FBI director James Comey makes clear that he was playing a game with Donald Trump, and that Trump called his bluff.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Trump Signs Bills Helping Police Officers, Veterans

Trump Signs Bills Helping Police Officers, Veterans: President Trump said Friday he was “very happy” to sign into law two bills that would provide help to members of law enforcement and veterans, according to Fox News. Trump approved a measure called the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, which gives priority for federal grants to those federal and state law enforcement agencies that hire and train veterans. Fox has more:

President Trump's Weekly Address: Advancing American Interests

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Kathy Griffin: 'Trump Trying to Ruin My Life Forever'

Liberal flamethrower Kathy Griffin got burned by her repulsive
beheaded Trump stunt, so it's now time to play the blame game. Taking a
chapter from the ultimate Democratic crybaby, Hillary Clinton, Griffin
is trying to blame everyone in the world for her actions - other than
herself. Sorry, Kathy. You blew it and you have nobody but yourself to
blame for your ill-advised stunt.



Kathy Griffin: 'Trump Trying to Ruin My Life Forever':
Kathy Griffin, rumored to be a comedienne, gave a press conference this
morning alongside her attorney Lisa Bloom to address the controversy
she began when she posed for a shocking photo with a mockup of President
Trump's bloodied head. The well-deserved backlash, even from her
friends and colleagues on the left, has been so intense that she issued a
perfunctory apology video and began losing gigs. Now she is going on
the offensive, claiming victim status and lawyering up with Bloom, who
just happens to be the daughter of feminist ambulance-chaser Gloria
Allred.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

NY Times Doubles Down on Bias

With trust of the news media at an all-time low, The New York Times gets rid of the only person on its staff who dared question the newspaper's biased left-wing coverage.



NY Times Follows WashPost In Abolishing Internal Reader's Advocate, Shunning Transparency: Michael Calderone at HuffPost reported The New York Times is abolishing its office of “Public Editor,” established in the wake of the Jayson Blair fake-news scandal in 2003. Liz Spayd, the current staffer in that office, is effectively done, after only one year in the job, instead of an expected two-year term. Once again, it is highly ironic that the nation’s top newspapers rage about the president being unaccountable to the public, while they abolish their own offices for dealing with reader complaints. It’s safe to guess they especially hate any articles about ideologically motivated bias and inaccuracy.

Monday, May 29, 2017

CNN Reporter Admits: We Report From a Progressive 'Arc of History'

CNN Reporter Admits: We Report From a Progressive ‘Arc of History’: CNN reporter Dylan Byers admitted on air last Friday that the media report from a progressive 'arc of history' defined by President Obama and Hillary Clinton. So, in other words, they circulate in 'alternative facts?' Newsbusters provides a summary and the clip is featured above:

Frmr Dem State Senator: ‘Every Day Americans Left Behind Because it’s Russia, Russia, Russia’

Wow! A Democratic politician exposes her party's fake "Trump/Russia" narrative. This is what happens when a political party has completely run out of ideas. Honestly, what does the Democratic Party stand for? Who does it represent? No wonder so many Democrats voted for Trump in 2016 instead of the party's status quo candidate Hillary Clinton. And instead of learning from the humiliating defeat last November, the party continues in a state of denial.


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Frmr Dem State Senator: ‘Every Day Americans Left Behind Because it’s Russia, Russia, Russia’: While the mainstream media desperately churns out ‘round-the-clock coverage of alleged ties between the Trump administration and Russia, the states which elected Donald Trump just aren’t that interested. Reminding CNN of this on Sunday’s State of the Union was a former Democrat state senator from Ohio, Nina Turner, who said, “No one in Ohio is asking about Russia.”

President Trump Gives Remarks at a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery