Saturday, August 30, 2008

Oppose All Tax Hikers!



Check out this new blog set up by the National Taxpayers Union. It's time for Americans to take a stand up against free-spending politicians. The government takes enough of your money. (Are you listening Barack Obama?)

Find out more about the campaign (and how to get a free bumper sticker) at http://www.notaxhikers.org/

Most Voters and Catholics Would Oppose a President Who Doesn't Know When Life Begins

Most Voters and Catholics Would Oppose a President Who Doesn't Know When Life Begins

Is Rendell spending PA into the poor house?

Pennsylvania finished the month of August $117 million in the red. And to hear the Democrats speak, we're headed for another Great Depression. What does that do to Ed Rendell's $28 billion General Fund budget?

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Releases August Collections

Friday, August 29, 2008

IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE!

Barack Obama's relationship with domestic terrorist William Aye

American Issues Project Wraps Up First Phase of Ad Campaign Examining Relationship Between Barack Obama and Unrepentant Domestic Terrorist William Ayers

Former Presidential Candidate Gary Bauer Calls Choice of Sarah Palin for GOP Vice-President 'Historic and Energizing'

Former Presidential Candidate Gary Bauer Calls Choice of Sarah Palin for GOP Vice-President 'Historic and Energizing'

Conservative Women Rule

Conservative Women Rule

Palin a 'Natural Choice for Catholics'

Palin a 'Natural Choice for Catholics'

PA military members urged to prepare early to vote

Secretary Cortes, Maj. Gen. Wright Urge PA Military Members to Prepare Early to Vote

PA GOP leaders applaud McCain pick

This just in from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania:
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Robert A. Gleason Jr. and Vice-Chair Joyce Haas applaud John McCain's selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to serve as our next Vice President.

"John McCain's selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was the best choice for his campaign, our nation and most certainly is the best choice for Pennsylvania," Chairman Gleason said. "While Barack Obama chose the consummate Washington insider as his running mate, John McCain decided to select a reform minded maverick to run on the GOP ticket. Sarah Palin is the best choice to help John McCain implement his plans to change the agenda in Washington. Palin brings strong executive experience and I think she will be a great addition to our Party's ticket. I am positive that Pennsylvanians will get plenty of opportunities to visit with and learn more about Governor Palin as she is sure to be a frequent visitor to the Keystone State."

"This is certainly an exciting choice and as a woman I couldn't be happier with John McCain's selection,” Vice-Chair Haas added. "Governor Sarah Palin is a woman who wears many hats, a hard-working and reform-minded Governor, a devoted wife and loving mother. I am looking forward to the next few months and I am excited that Pennsylvanians will have the opportunity to elect the first woman to serve as our nation’s next Vice President."

Richard Viguerie: She's Perfect

Richard Viguerie: She's Perfect

Early reaction to Palin is positive

Here's what some Pennsylvania pundits are saying about Sen. John McCain's selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate:

Lowman Henry, writing at Lincoln Blog, calls McCain's pick of Sarah Palin, a "game changer," someone who shores up the GOP's conservative base plus appeal to women.

PAWaterCooler is warming up to the selection.

GrassrootsPA says conservative icon Pat Toomey calls Palin 'a principled reformer'

PolitckerPA.com says McCain's pick could attract suburban female voters.

And if you missed my post at TONY PHYRILLAS, I can't believe Sarah Palin is for real.

2008 Republican National Convention's New Web Site Goes Live

2008 Republican National Convention's New Web Site Goes Live

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Catch Tony Phyrillas on radio Thursday

A recap of the Democratic National Convention and a preview of next week's Republican National Convention will be among the topics of discussion on "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas and Mike Pincus" at 5 p.m. Thursday on WPAZ 1370 AM

Listeners can call in with questions or comments during the live broadcast at 610-326-4000.

You can also listen to the program online by going to www.1370WPAZ.com and clicking on the "live audio" button at the top of the page or you can listen to it at The Mercury Web site at www.pottsmerc.com

Republican National Committee: Temple of Obama

Republican National Committee: Temple of Obama

Saturday, August 23, 2008

PAGOP: OBAMA + BIDEN = THE WRONG TICKET FOR PENNSYLVANIA

Below is a Press Release from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania:

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Robert A. Gleason, Jr. believes that Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden to serve as his running mate is an admission that even Obama doesn’t think he has enough experience to serve as our next President.

"For a candidate running on a 'change' message, it's very hypocritical for Barack Obama to pick the consummate Washington insider to serve as his running mate," Gleason said. "Obama's decision to name Joe Biden as his running mate proves once again how out-of-touch he is with hardworking Pennsylvanians. By adding Biden to his ticket, Obama continues to show that he just doesn't understand the issues important to our Commonwealth and is content with the business as usual politics of the Democratic Party and other Washington insiders.

"The selection of Washington insider Joe Biden is an admission by the Obama campaign that their candidate lacks the experience necessary to lead our country. I believe that Barack Obama's poor reaction to the conflict in Georgia coupled with his drop in the polls has left the Obama Campaign scrambling. I can assure them of one thing, an Obama-Biden ticket will not cure what ails them in Pennsylvania."

FRC Action Releases Fact Sheet on Family Record of Senator Joe Biden

FRC Action Releases Fact Sheet on Family Record of Senator Joe Biden

Choice of Biden Re-Opens Catholic Wound

Choice of Biden Re-Opens Catholic Wound

Senator Biden's Priorities - WashingtonWatch.com

Senator Biden's Priorities - WashingtonWatch.com

Radio Address by President Bush to the Nation

Radio Address by President Bush to the Nation

Friday, August 22, 2008

RNC Announces Additional Details for 2008 National Convention Committee Meetings, RNC Summer Meetings

RNC Announces Additional Details for 2008 National Convention Committee Meetings, RNC Summer Meetings

Blunt: America Deserves More Than a Part-Time Congress

Blunt: America Deserves More Than a Part-Time Congress

Lobbyist-Funded Reception for House Freshmen at Democratic National Convention

Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer on Reported Lobbyist-Funded Reception for House Freshmen at Democratic National Convention

RNC Statement Obama and Health Care

RNC Statement Obama and Health Care

Liberal media loves Obama

If you need further proof of liberal media bias, here it is.

Sen. Barack Obama has received nearly 40 percent more media coverage this summer than Sen. John McCain, according to LexisNexis, which monitors 2,700 media outlets that includes virtually all major newspapers, magazines, Web sites, television and radio networks in the United States.

LexisNexis is a pioneering "global provider of business information" and has developed something called the "Media Coverage Sentiment Index" that evaluates quantity and tone of coverage, according to the company.

From LexisNexis Analytics press release:
In the past six weeks leading up to the two major U.S. political parties' national conventions, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was the subject of 38 percent more media coverage in the United States than Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), but the tone of each presidential candidate's coverage was remarkably similar during that same time frame, according to the LexisNexis(R) Analytics Media Coverage Sentiment Index.
LexisNexis evaluated 17,455 stories that discussed Obama during the period of July 7 to August 17 in U.S. print, broadcast and online media outlets found that 34% of the coverage was positive, 35% was neutral and 31% was negative, the company says.

Of the 12,665 stories that discussed McCain during the same time frame and in the same U.S. media outlets, 33% were positive, 34% were neutral and 33% were negative, the company says.

More from the company release:
The findings support the assumption made by many U.S. political observers that Sen. Obama's campaign is attracting an unprecedented amount of media attention this year.
I can't vouch for the company's conclusion that the "tone" of coverage of Obama and McCain is basically evenhanded, but the fact that Obama is getting nearly 40 percent more coverage says a lot about who the media is pushing to be the next president.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

RNC Launches New Web Site: 'Obama-Rezko Shady Deal'

RNC Launches New Web Site: 'Obama-Rezko Shady Deal'

Promises Come at a High Price: Report Highlights Budget Impact of McCain, Obama Promises

Promises Come at a High Price: Report Highlights Budget Impact of McCain, Obama Promises

New Book Offers a Revealing Look at Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

New Book Offers a Revealing Look at Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

Most Voters Disagree With Obama on Affirmative Action, Workers' Rights, and Self-Defense

Most Voters Disagree With Obama on Affirmative Action, Workers' Rights, and Self-Defense

Tony Phyrillas on the radio today

Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. will be the guest on "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas and Mike Pincus" at 5 p.m. Thursday on WPAZ 1370 AM

Castor will discuss county finances and his plan to restructure county government. Listeners can call in with questions or comments during the live broadcast at 610-326-4000.

You can also listen to the program online by going to www.1370WPAZ.com and clicking on the "live audio" button at the top of the page or you can listen to it at The Mercury Web site at www.pottsmerc.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Richard Viguerie: Conservatives are Making Liberals Pay a Political Price for the High Costs of Gas, Food, and Other Goods

Richard Viguerie: Conservatives are Making Liberals Pay a Political Price for the High Costs of Gas, Food, and Other Goods

Friend Update Added To 'BarackBook'

Friend Update Added To 'BarackBook'

'Talking Politics' with Bruce Castor

Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. will be the guest on "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas and Mike Pincus" at 5 p.m. Thursday on WPAZ 1370 AM

Castor will discuss county finances and his plan to restructure county government. Listeners can call in with questions or comments during the live broadcast at 610-326-4000.

You can also listen to the program online by going to www.1370WPAZ.com and clicking on the "live audio" button at the top of the page or you can listen to it at The Mercury Web site at www.pottsmerc.com

Rash of burglaries in Alsace Township, Berks County

State Police have reported a rash of burglaries in the Alsace Twp. area over the past three weeks.

From Pennsylvania State Police:

The following daytime burglaries occurred on various dates:

08/05-07/08:

62 Skyline Dr. Alsace Twp., Berks Co.
Entry through rear sliding door.
Stolen Items: 40” Sony LCD TV, Collectible coins and US Currency
2225 Mcknights Gap Rd., Alsace Twp., Berks Co.
Entry through kitchen window
Unknown what was stolen at this point. (Still awaiting victim to determine stolen items…if any)
106 Basket Rd., Alsace Twp., Berks Co.
Entry by kicked in rear door. Sliding door also breached (pry mark)
Nothing taken

08/04/08:

108 Heckman Rd., Alsace Twp., Berks Co.
Forced entry through front door
Nothing stolen

07/28/08:

155 Antietam Rd., Alsace Twp.
Entry through a window
Items taken: 37 inch TV & a computer

180 Basket Rd. Alsace Twp.
Entry through a window
Items taken: DVR for Direct TV, Hunting bow, DVD’S and US Currency

** Suspect vehicle/ persons: a white Chrysler mini van with a dark stripe on the sides that was occupied by a white male and a black male. This vehicle was seen at the Burglaries on 07/28/08.

Any information about these burglaries may be directed to the PA State Police Criminal Investigation Unit in Reading, PA at 610-378-4011.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Obama courts felon vote



This is wrong in so many ways, I hardly know where to begin.

The Barack Obama campaign opened an office in Pottstown this week. Nothing unusual about that. The Obama camp is flush with money, some of it from questionable sources, so it can open an office in just about every city, township or borough in the United States.

If you're walking by the Obama office on High Street in downtown Pottstown, you may notice a sign in the window that encourages people to register to vote (presumably as Democrats). But right next to the bold letters "REGISTER TO VOTE," there's also this: "FELONS CAN VOTE"

Who in their right mind would be encouraging convicted criminals to register to vote? The Obama campaign for one. Is Obama that worried about the outcome of the Nov. 4 election that he's courting felons?

And why is this particular sign on display in downtown Pottstown? Is the borough known for its large "felon" population? Would the Obama campaign put up a similar sign in a more affluent community?

Pottstown residents should take offense at the implication that "felons" are walking down the street on any given day.

Some people may be under the impression that convicted felons are not allowed to vote. That's not the case in Pennsylvania.

From the Pennsylvania Department of State Web site:
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled on December 26, 2000, that the Pennsylvania law prohibiting convicted felons from registering to vote for five years after their release from prison is unconstitutional. Consequently, if completing an older version of the Voter Registration Mail Application (VRMA) form, a convicted felon who has been released from prison may make application to register to vote by striking through the felony conviction line at Section 9(2) on the VRMA and signing his or her name.

[Please note that convicted felons who are incarcerated on the date of a primary or election are not eligible to vote, irrespective of whether they are registered. However, pretrial detainees and misdemeanants are eligible to apply to register to vote and/or to vote by absentee ballot if they otherwise qualify to vote under law.]
So the law is clear. If you've committed a crime and served your sentence, you are eligible to vote. If you're still doing time, you can't vote. (But that hasn't stopped the Democratic Party from sending volunteers into prisons to register voters. This happened in 2004 right before the Bush-Kerry election.)

There's a certain "win-at-any-cost" mentality among Democrats that is unseemly. Barack Obama may become our next president after Nov. 4, but does he really want the "felon" vote to put him over the top?

I've said before in many posts about Barack Obama that you have look at the company he keeps. Anti-American loons like Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Former members of the Weather Underground terrorist group. Indicted politicians and political contributors from the Chicago political machine. And now convicted felons.

Barack Obama keeps telling us that he's a new style of politician. He can bring the nation together. The rhetoric doesn't match the reality.

Barack Obama voted 97 percent of the time with Democratic leadership in the Senate in 2007, according to Congressional Quarterly. You can't get more partisan than that.

All that talk about a new style of politics is just talk. Obama craves power. Obama craves influence. He'll take money from anyone. He'll take votes from anyone ... including convicted felons.

RNC Response to Chairman Dean

RNC Response to Chairman Dean

Thursday, August 14, 2008

American Solutions Launches 'Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Nothing' YouTube Contest

American Solutions Launches 'Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Nothing' YouTube Contest

RNC Announces 2008 National Convention Committee Meetings, RNC Summer Meetings

RNC Announces 2008 National Convention Committee Meetings, RNC Summer Meetings

Pelosi Backed Bills Let Billionaire Investors Hijack Small Business Contracts, According to the American Small Business League

Pelosi Backed Bills Let Billionaire Investors Hijack Small Business Contracts, According to the American Small Business League

Phyrillas return to radio

"Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas and Mike Pincus" returns at 5 p.m. Thursday on WPAZ 1370 AM

The show was bumped last week by American Legion playoff coverage on WPAZ. (The Boyertown Bears won the state championship. Go Bears!)

The one-hour program is hosted by Tony Phyrillas, city editor and political columnist for The Mercury, and Mike Pincus, a political strategist based in West Chester.

Call with comments or questions during the live broadcast at 610-326-4000.

You can also listen to the program online by going to www.1370WPAZ.com and clicking on the "live audio" button at the top of the page or you can listen to it at The Mercury Web site at www.pottsmerc.com

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

3,000 visitors to MOUNT PENN GOP blog

A new milestone for MOUNT PENN GOP.

Our site counter has recorded 3,000 unique visitors.

Thanks for spending time here and come back again.

The lockstep liberal: Barack Obama

Sen. Barack Obama has made a big deal about his ability to unite people, to reach across the aisle and work with Republicans, to bring the nation together.

Those words sure sound nice, but the reality is that Obama has one of the most partisan voting records during his brief time in Congress.

In 2007, Obama Voted With The Democrat Party 97 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, http://www.cq.com, Accessed 3/3/08)

In 2006, Obama Voted With The Democrat Party 96 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, http://www.cq.com, Accessed 1/27/08)

In 2005, Obama Voted With The Democrat Party 97 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, http://www.cq.com, Accessed 1/27/08)

Obama's rhetoric doesn't match the reality.

Read more about Obama's liberal voting record at the link below.

Obama: Weak on Bipartisanship, Says Republican National Committee

Platform Confirms Dems Still 'Don't Get It' About Gun Rights, Says CCRKBA

Platform Confirms Dems Still 'Don't Get It' About Gun Rights, Says CCRKBA

Is Obama Tied to Iraqi Government Fraud? Hundreds of Millions in Deals With Candidate's Associates, Says Reporter Aaron Klein

Is Obama Tied to Iraqi Government Fraud? Hundreds of Millions in Deals With Candidate's Associates, Says Reporter Aaron Klein

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Reading's landmark Pagoda turns 100

If you've ever been to the City of Reading, you can't miss the distinctive Pagoda that sits atop the mountain overlooking the city.

The landmark structure, which can be seen for miles, celebrates its 100th birthday on Friday, Aug. 8, and the city and volunteer organizations are planning a big birthday bash.

From the celebration committee:
A full schedule of events is planned – beginning with a centenarians' birthday breakfast bash Friday morning and ending that evening with an unprecedented fireworks extravaganza with the Reading Phillies at First Energy Stadium and along the length of Skyline Drive.

The R-Phils are hosting their own unique Pagoda birthday party before and during the game against the Erie SeaWolves.

The Pagoda's history will be feted Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Among the activities are a Japanese Zen Buddhist blessing and dedication with pilgrimage to the 18th-century Japanese bell on the observatory floor, a variety of proclamations and gifts to the Pagoda, birthday cake and a "Happy Birthday" rendition led by the Berks Children's Classical Chorus.

The party continues Saturday with a full day of events at the Pagoda and a special play and Ringgold Band concert at City Park. A shuttle provided by the Manor at Market Square will transport partygoers between City Park and the Pagoda.
Both days will feature live broadcasts by WEEU radio personalities.

On Sunday, everyone can help create a Pagoda mural during second Sunday activities at the GoggleWorks. And, throughout the weekend, members of the Pagoda Writers Group will be on hand to collect thoughts on the Pagoda for a special centennial book to be published in time for the holiday season.

"This will be an exciting weekend for Berks County," said Reading Mayor Tom McMahon. "While we will celebrate the future with the opening of the IMAX theatre in downtown Reading and a major economic development announcement by Gov. Rendell, we will also honor our past with the centennial celebration of the Pagoda and set the stage for its preservation.

"Everyone is invited to the party – and everyone can celebrate even if it's simply enjoying the spectacular fire works from your own backyard."

All events at the Pagoda and City Park are free. Tickets remain available for the R-Phils game Friday evening. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Pagoda Café.

Volunteers are still needed on site at the Pagoda on Friday and Saturday.

To volunteer, contact Cindy Heminitz in the mayor's office at 610-655-6320 or Linda Kelleher in the City Council office at 610-655-6204.

"We're looking forward to a birthday party that will make history," said Cindy Kauffman, Reading special events coordinator and Pagoda manager. "The Pagoda belongs to everyone and we want all the citizens of Berks County to share in this special day."

The celebration is sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 743 and the City of Reading.

More information is available at www.readingpagoda.com or www.readingpa.gov

GOP lawmakers call for Constitutional Convention

Rep. Curt Schroder (R-Chester), Rep. RoseMarie Swanger (R-Lebanon), Rep. Scott Boyd (R-Lancaster), and state Sens. Jeffrey Piccola (R-Dauphin/York) and Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon/Berks) are calling for Constitutional Convention to reform state government.

"I am sponsoring House Bill 2723, which would place a question on the November 2009 ballot seeking voter approval for a Constitutional Convention," Schroder said at a Capitol news conference. "My legislation would enlist citizens of the commonwealth to become delegates to the convention who would draft recommendations for changes to the state's constitution. These recommendations would then be presented to the voters for approval."

Schroder said recent scandals concerning bonuses for legislative staffers, grand jury investigations and charges against state officials signal a need for change in the way business is conducted in Harrisburg.

"The citizens of Pennsylvania are losing faith in state government and I believe they deserve better," said Schroder. "My bill aims to restore integrity in Harrisburg by putting the power in the hands of the citizens."

Swanger said it is time to put things into the hands of the people for whom members of the General Assembly work. The last constitutional convention was held in 1967.

"In the history of Pennsylvania, the longest we have gone between Constitutional Conventions is 47 years," Swanger added. "While the time elapsed since the last convention falls short of that number, the gravity of our current situation and the need for such a gathering eclipses it."

Two Pennsylvania state senators have authored similar legislation calling for Constitutional Conventions.

"Article I, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution states that 'all power is inherent in the people…they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think proper,'" Piccola said. "If the citizens of this Commonwealth truly want to address the systemic problems that we face, the best approach is to convene a constitutional convention."

Folmer offered the reminder that House and Senate members are merely employees of the voters for whom they work.

"Both the United States' and Pennsylvania's Constitutions begin with three very important words, 'We The People.' A Constitutional Convention will give the people more of a say in the reforms that are important to them, which will go a long way to restoring their faith and trust in state government," Folmer said.

According to a recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, only 32 percent of Pennsylvania voters approve of the way that the state legislature is handling its job.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

PACleanSweep revives Hall of Shame

This just in from our good friend Russ Diamond:

PACleanSweep, a non-partisan organization aimed at reforming state government in Pennsylvania, today revived its online Hall of Shame feature to pressure lawmakers into signing a petition to call a special session of the General Assembly focusing on ethics and reform in Harrisburg.

The Web page lists all incumbent legislators who have not signed the petition launched on July 21st by Senator Jeffrey Piccola. Also listed are the Harrisburg and district office phone numbers of the legislators to enable Pennsylvanians to easily contact them.

"We're stunned that more legislators have not yet signed the petition," said Russ Diamond, chairman of the group. "There are 55 freshman legislators in Harrisburg, most of whom were elected in 2006 based on their campaign promises of reform. We're especially disappointed with the individuals that PACleanSweep backed who have not signed on."

In the wake of the first round of "Bonusgate" indictments, Pennsylvanians are increasingly calling for reform in Harrisburg. A recent Quinnipiac University poll conducted in the Commonwealth reported that 76 percent of voters believe such a special session is in order. The poll results were fairly consistent across all regions of the state on the issue of reform.

Diamond anticipates that some lawmakers will claim to have not been in Harrisburg to have an opportunity to sign the petition, but are intent on signing it at a later date.

"Intent is not good enough. We all know where the road paved with good intentions leads," said Diamond. "The road to reform is paved with action. Pennsylvanians clearly want action and their elected servants ought to comply."

PACleanSweep previously used a similar web page to successfully pressure legislators into agreeing to pay back the unconstitutional "unvouchered expenses" received as a result of the ill-fated 2005 pay raise. The group also added support for a special session to the list of criteria for its online Legislative Report Card, a scoring system for all incumbent lawmakers.

Although a special session would not guarantee the enactment of any actual reforms, it would put the General Assembly in a position where reform is a priority. Overhauling the way the institution operates is a key component in moving Pennsylvania beyond its current crisis of confidence.

"Many compare the art of making law with the art of making sausage," Diamond added. "If that's the case, then our sausage machine is contaminated with salmonella. Until we disinfect the machine, all sausage produced is guaranteed to make Pennsylvanians ill."

PACleanSweep Hall of Shame

Senator Piccola's Petition for a Special Session


PACleanSweep Legislative Report Card

Quinnipiac Poll

RNC Chairman Announces Officers for the 2008 Republican National Convention

RNC Chairman Announces Officers for the 2008 Republican National Convention

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace, Exeter plan joint National Night Out event on Aug. 5

The biggest National Night Out celebration in Berks County will take place from 3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Antietam Valley Recreation Center, 905 Byram St., Pennside.

This is a joint event sponsored by the Exeter and Central Berks Regional police departments. Residents of Exeter, Mount Penn and Lower Alsace are invited to attend the festivities.

The fields are located next to the community swimming pool.

There will be lots of activities for children, including demonstrations, games, rides and food. The event will be capped with a fireworks display.

This is the first time that Exeter and Central Berks police departments are holding a joint National Night Out event.

This is the 25th anniversary of the national anti-crime initiative. More than 11,000 communities in all 50 states are planning events to mark the annual celebration.

Palestinian Brothers in Gaza Illegally Donate to Obama $29K, Says Reporter Aaron Klein

Palestinian Brothers in Gaza Illegally Donate to Obama $29K, Says Reporter Aaron Klein

An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi

United States House of Representatives

RNC: Happy Birthday, Barack Obama!

RNC: Happy Birthday, Barack Obama!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

RNC Chairman Applauds House Republicans

RNC Chairman Applauds House Republicans

National Night Out is Aug. 5

At the very least, turn on all your outdoor lights on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to celebrate National Night Out, the annual crime prevention celebration.

Many communities are hosting block parties, carnivals or other events. The Central Berks Regional Police Department and the Exeter Police Department are holding a joint celebration from 3 to 9 p.m. at the athletic field next to the Antietam Community Pool. Everyone is invited.

It's all designed to get people out to meet neighbors and local law enforcement and send a message to criminals that they're not wanted.

For more information about the 25th anniversary of National Night Out, visit its Web site, http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/

RNC: Obama vs. Obama on Offshore Drilling

RNC: Obama vs. Obama on Offshore Drilling