Tuesday, September 30, 2008

'An American Carol' opens Friday


Richard Viguerie: House Republican Leaders Falsely Attacked Their Own Members, Hurt Their Party's Chances in November, and Should Resign

Richard Viguerie: House Republican Leaders Falsely Attacked Their Own Members, Hurt Their Party's Chances in November, and Should Resign

If you want change in Harrisburg ...

Change or more of the same? Where have we heard that before?

Reform candidate Stephen Fuhs, the Republican running for the 11th state Senate seat in Berks County, made several good arguments during a televised debate on why Berks voters should reject longtime incumbent state Sen. Mike O'Pake.

From a Reading Eagle story on the debate:
Fuhs argued that O'Pake's usual refrain isn't working for the people of Berks County.

"The senator more than once tonight and in many of his mailings complained about the Republican leadership," he said. "If that's the case, send me up there. I'll work with my Republican colleagues."
Fuhs also challenged voters who want to see an end to the Harrisburg culture to retire O'Pake, who has served in the General Assembly for 40 years.

From the Reading Eagle:
Fuhs said he appreciated the fact that O'Pake was willing to engage in a spirited discussion, but urged voters to recognize that a change is needed to eliminate property taxes, create a better climate for businesses and create jobs.

"None of this will take place if you continue to elect the same people to Harrisburg," he said.
Read the full story on the debate at the newspaper's Web site.

For more on Fuhs, visit his campaign Web site.

Guest column: Why I am voting for John McCain

Why I am voting for John McCain

by Dr. M. Sidney Wallace

In the first presidential debate on Friday evening, I was totally unimpressed with each of the two presidential candidates. On one side of the screen there was a tall dark babbling idiot that looked and spoke more like Alfred E. Newman than a leading candidate. What was even worse was the number of times that he kept saying, I agree with John on this issue. He had absolutely no original ideas on anything happening on the face of planet Earth.

On the other side of the stage was an experienced senior individual who wanted to reach out to the other side to form a consensus and move the nation forward. In my younger days I studied a lot of natural sciences, especially physics. One of the first rules of motion is that a body will go in the direction determined by the force being applied to it. If you kick a ball to the left it will move to the left. If you kick a ball to the right, it will move to the right. However, when you kick a ball equally from the left and right at the same time, the ball will not move and you will fall on your ass.

So now, we as a nation are left trying to determine who will lead the United States for the next four years and beyond. Do we vote for a blithering idiot that wants to turn America into a socialist state where everything belongs to the government and not the individual? Or do we vote for an honorable old man that wants to make everyone happy by letting the socialist make the laws of the land.

Well here is the way I have made up my mind. I cannot vote for Obama because he goes against everything I have been taught from birth. He wants to totally destroy the United States from within. He wants a United States like his father's homeland of Kenya. He wants every individual to have his own thatched roof hut to sleep in. He wants every village to have a whole gaggle of witch doctors to dance around camp fires to ward off evil spirits. He believes that his government bureaucrats can best determine what each individual needs.

I will vote for John McCain for one single reason. That reason is his age. Now on the surface your might assume that I am impressed with his over seventy years in age with a store house of knowledge and experiences stored away. He has been all around the world and knows almost every world leader on a first name basis. But that is not why I am voting for McCain. I can tell you why I am voting for McCain because of his age in two words. Sarah Palin.

Media Promote a Socialist America

Media Promote a Socialist America

House Republican Leaders on Economic Stabilization Package

House Republican Leaders Following Vote on Economic Stabilization Package

Richard Viguerie: Bailout Defeat Shows Power of New and Alternative Media and Is Evidence of "A Permanent Shift In Power From the Establishment to the People"

Richard Viguerie: Bailout Defeat Shows Power of New and Alternative Media and Is Evidence of "A Permanent Shift In Power From the Establishment to the People"

RNC Launches New Ad: 'Worse'

RNC Launches New Ad: 'Worse'

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My bailout plan is better

Congress is working on a plan to spend $700 billion to bail out greedy corporate CEOs and Wall Street speculators.

I have a better idea. I would like to see Congress send a check for $50,000 to every American household. Let's bail out working people instead.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are 140 million households in the U.S. So multiply 140 million by $50,000 and you come up with $700 billion, the exact amount Congress wants to spend to bail out corporations.

If you send the money to working Americans, you know where it went. People can pay off part of their mortgages, start a college fund for their kids, buy a new car or make repairs to their homes. At the very least they can use the money to heat their homes this winter.

That money goes right back into the economy and helps prevent a recession.

If you sink $700 billion into corporate America, you have no accountability for that money.

Let's send Congress home this weekend and hold a national referendum. Let the American people decide.

Do we bail out the American worker who is the victim of corporate greed and government collusion or do we bail out the very people who created the crisis?

Blunt: If Democrats Were Serious About Stimulating Our Economy, They'd Get Serious About Energy

Blunt: If Democrats Were Serious About Stimulating Our Economy, They'd Get Serious About Energy

Thursday, September 25, 2008

'An American Carol' opens Oct. 3

Catch Tony Phyrillas on radio

With just 40 days until Election Day, the race for the White House is heating up.

For the latest on how the race is shaping up, tune in to "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas & Mike Pincus" Thursday at 5 p.m. on WPAZ 1370 AM

In addition to presidential politics, the budget deficit in Pennsylvania will be discussed.

You can join the conversation by calling the station at 610-326-4000.

"Talking Politics" can also be heard online at http://www.1370wpaz.com/ and http://www.pottsmerc.com/

Richard Viguerie: McCain Risks Loss of Conservative Support if He Backs Bailout

Richard Viguerie: McCain Risks Loss of Conservative Support if He Backs Bailout


New National Poll Finds McCain/Palin Leads Obama/Biden 45% To 43%; Running Ahead Among Men

New National Poll Finds McCain/Palin Leads Obama/Biden 45% To 43%; Running Ahead Among Men

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Blunt Statement on McCain Decision to Return to Washington to Confront Economic Crisis

Blunt Statement on McCain Decision to Return to Washington to Confront Economic Crisis


McCain puts country first over politics

Sen. John McCain today called on Sen. Barack Obama to join him in suspending their political campaigns for a few days to deal with the economic crisis facing the nation.

Obama has rejected McCain's offer.

Who is putting country first? Who is putting politics first? Americans should ask themselves those questions.

Remarks by Sen. John McCain:
America this week faces an historic crisis in our financial system. We must pass legislation to address this crisis. If we do not, credit will dry up, with devastating consequences for our economy. People will no longer be able to buy homes and their life savings will be at stake. Businesses will not have enough money to pay their employees. If we do not act, every corner of our country will be impacted. We cannot allow this to happen.

Last Friday, I laid out my proposal and I have since discussed my priorities and concerns with the bill the Administration has put forward. Senator Obama has expressed his priorities and concerns. This morning, I met with a group of economic advisers to talk about the proposal on the table and the steps that we should take going forward. I have also spoken with members of Congress to hear their perspective.

It has become clear that no consensus has developed to support the Administration’s proposal. I do not believe that the plan on the table will pass as it currently stands, and we are running out of time.

Tomorrow morning, I will suspend my campaign and return to Washington after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative. I have spoken to Senator Obama and informed him of my decision and have asked him to join me.

I am calling on the President to convene a meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself. It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem.

We must meet as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans, and we must meet until this crisis is resolved. I am directing my campaign to work with the Obama campaign and the commission on presidential debates to delay Friday night’s debate until we have taken action to address this crisis.

I am confident that before the markets open on Monday we can achieve consensus on legislation that will stabilize our financial markets, protect taxpayers and homeowners, and earn the confidence of the American people. All we must do to achieve this is temporarily set politics aside, and I am committed to doing so.

Following September 11th, our national leaders came together at a time of crisis. We must show that kind of patriotism now. Americans across our country lament the fact that partisan divisions in Washington have prevented us from addressing our national challenges. Now is our chance to come together to prove that Washington is once again capable of leading this country.

Ask Yourself Why Congress Didn't See the Financial Crisis Coming

Ask Yourself Why Congress Didn't See the Financial Crisis Coming

Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Celebrates Important Victory for Domestic Energy Exploration

Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Celebrates Important Victory for Domestic Energy Exploration

Abortion Opponents Launch Campaign in 179 Cities Today

Abortion Opponents Launch Campaign in 179 Cities Today

'Nobody Knows Obama's Record on Guns Better Than I Do,' Says Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson

'Nobody Knows Obama's Record on Guns Better Than I Do,' Says Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson


Obama has 'contempt' for gun owners

'Nobody Knows Obama's Record on Guns Better Than I Do,' Says Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson

RNC Launches New Web Site: 'The Joe Biden Gaffe Timeline'

RNC Launches New Web Site: 'The Joe Biden Gaffe Timeline'

Monday, September 22, 2008

Gokey endorsed by state business group

The Political Action Committee of the Pennsylvania Business Council has endorsed Dick Gokey in his bid for 130th state House District.

Gokey, a Republican who serves as an Amity Township Supervisor, is attempting to unseat first-term state Rep. David Kessler, a Democrat.

"Having spent the last 21 years as the owner of a construction company, Dick Gokey knows first-hand the challenges that face the business community," said David W. Patti, president & CEO of the Pennsylvania Business Council, in announcing the endorsement. "Not only does Dick Gokey recognize those challenges, he supports pro-business policies that will improve the economy and create jobs in the 130th District as well as the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."

Here's more from the council's endorsement:
Among Gokey's pro-business positions are support of a lower Corporate Net Income (CNI) tax, support for changing the calculation of the CNI to a formula based on sales only, and uncapping the Net Operating Loss carry-forward. Gokey is also supportive of the Fair Share Act and caps on non-economic damages as means to address lawsuit abuse in the state.

A free market thinker, Gokey believes that the Pennsylvania business community is over regulated, which in turn impedes economic growth. Gokey also recognizes that government intervention is not the answer to rising health care costs and that instead, the free market should be allowed to work in reducing the cost of care.

Owning a business that requires workers to have a specific skill-set, Gokey is also an ardent supporter of creating effective training programs that would allow students to become industry certified in a technical field during their high school education and post-graduation.

"Not only does Gokey have the right pro-business philosophy; he has already practiced what he preaches. As an Amity Township Supervisor, Dick Gokey has consistently fought to keep taxes low. He has worked hard to bring economic development to his community.

The PEG Political Action Committee supports candidates for office with financial contributions, campaign consulting, and grassroots action. The PEG PAC seeks to elect candidates for office who offer the best capacity to create and sustain a better Pennsylvania. PEG PAC supports candidates who are best for the business community without regard to political party membership.
The 130th House District covers most of eastern and southern Berks County, including Amity Township, Birdsboro, Boyertown, Colebrookdale Township, Douglass Townshp, Earl Township, Exeter Township (Precincts 1, 3, 6, 7, 8); Fleetwood, Oley Township, Pike Township, Rockland Township, Ruscombmanor Township and Union Township.

For more about Gokey, visit his campaign Web site, http://gokeyforpa.com/

CCRKBA to Biden: It's Not Your Gun Obama Wants, It's Everyone Else's

CCRKBA to Biden: It's Not Your Gun Obama Wants, It's Everyone Else's

Taxpayers group backs Fuhs for Berks Senate seat

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayers Associations has endorsed Republican Steve Fuhs for Pennsylvania's 11th state Senatorial District.

The seat has been held by Democrat Mike O'Pake for the past 30 years.

In making its endorsement, the PCTA noted Fuhs' "unequivocal support for the enactment of Pennsylvania House Bill 1275, the School Property Tax Elimination Act, pending legislation that would abolish school property taxes for all Pennsylvania homeowners and restructure a crumbling, antiquated education finance system," according to the group's press release.

"For 30 years the residents of Berks County have been deceived time and again by phony, unsound property tax relief schemes and false promises of property tax reform," said David Baldinger, PCTA spokesperson and the administrator of the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition. "Steve Fuhs has taken a definitive stance on this vital issue with his pledge to work for the passage of House Bill 1275, legislation that will at last give legitimate, sustainable relief to the homeowners of Pennsylvania through total school property tax elimination."

Rebecca Heller of the Patriot's Voice, a PCTA member group, added: "We need more people like Steve Fuhs who are willing to run against the incumbent group who have promised much and done nothing. The Patriot's Voice wishes Steve Fuhs much success in his bid to unseat the District 11 incumbent Senator."

Berks County PCTA member groups who contributed to the endorsement of Fuhs include the Brandywine Heights Taxpayers Association and Oley Concerned Citizens.

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayers Associations is an alliance of 30 grassroots taxpayer advocacy groups from across Pennsylvania that is dedicated to equitable education funding reform thought the enactment of House Bill 1275, the School Property Tax Elimination.

Fuhs is currently serving on the Reading City Council. For more about his campaign for state Senate, visit his Web site, http://fuhsforpa.homestead.com/

RNC: Friend Updates Added to 'BarackBook'

RNC: Friend Updates Added to 'BarackBook'

Up for Debate This Week: The Financial Services Bailout, Tax Extenders, and a Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights

Up for Debate This Week: The Financial Services Bailout, Tax Extenders, and a Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights

The Cost of the Bailout: $2,000 Per Person - WashingtonWatch.com

The Cost of the Bailout: $2,000 Per Person - WashingtonWatch.com

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Phyrillas on 'Journalists Roundtable'

The Pennsylvania Cable Network's "Journalist Roundtable" program has a Pottstown flavor this week.

The one-hour program was taped at The Mercury and features city editor Tony Phyrillas and reporter Evan Brandt. Also on the panel is Phil Heron, editor of The Delaware County Daily & Sunday Times.

"Journalists Roundtable" is shown Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

PCN is available on Comcast Channel 78 in the Pottstown area, Comcast Channel 98 in Berks County and Service Electric Cable Channel 23 in Berks/Lehigh counties.

Check your cable guide for the PCN channel in your area.

Radio Address by President Bush to the Nation

President Bush uses his weekly radio address to talk about, what else, the economy.

Radio Address by President Bush to the Nation

Richard Viguerie: Members of Congress Who protected Fannie and Freddie Must Accept Their Responsibility for Financial Crisis

Richard Viguerie: Members of Congress Who protected Fannie and Freddie Must Accept Their Responsibility for Financial Crisis

Friday, September 19, 2008

McCain-Palin plan Monday visit to SE PA

This just in from the Craig Williams for Congress Campaign regarding a scheduled visit to Delaware County by Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday.
DREXEL HILL – Craig Williams said today that Monday's planned visit to Media, Delaware County, by Republican Presidential candidate Senator John McCain and his running mate, Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, has energized voters. His campaign headquarters has been flooded with local residents wanting tickets for the rally, as well as offering to volunteer for both the McCain and William campaign.

"The suburbs -- specifically Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties -- are going to be key battlegrounds in this Presidential campaign," said Craig Williams, the Republican candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. "If John McCain and Sarah Palin win Pennsylvania, it is virtually assured that they will be the next President and Vice President of the United States. And if he wins Pennsylvania, it will be largely because of the results here in Delaware County."

Williams said that this will be the first time he has met with Sarah Palin again since she was selected by Sen. McCain to serve as his running mate. He has had the opportunity to get to know Palin over the years and first met her during her run for Governor of Alaska when his brother worked on her campaign. Most recently, he sat down with her for a meeting during her visit in July to Philadelphia for the National Governor's Association meeting. A few days later he held a joint press conference with Palin during his visit to Alaska to promote increased domestic oil exploration on the North Slope.

"I think suburban voters – men and women alike – see a lot of themselves in Sarah. This is a woman who identifies with the needs of working-class families, who was involved in her own kids' education as a member of the PTA, who went and sat at her kids’ sports games. She's like us. She’s middle-class America, and she brings those views of the average American to the job of government. She bucked the Republican Party leaders in Alaska over ethics and corruption issues. She cut waste out of the government budget. And she went after oil executives and companies who were not recovering oil on the land they leased from the state government. She's a straight shooter who stands up for what she believes is right.

"If voters are sick and tired of politics as usual and the status quo, then they need to elect Sen. McCain, Governor Palin, and Craig Williams. We are going to make a great team in combating corruption and cleaning up Washington, DC," said Williams.

John McCain and Sarah Palin will be appearing in Media this Monday, September 22nd, at the Delaware County Courthouse. Gates to the event are scheduled to open at 2:30 p.m. and the program is expected to commence at 4:30 p.m. Local residents can pick up tickets for the event at the Pennsylvania Victory office in Drexel Hill, PA, located at 5035 Township Line Road. Tickets will be distributed all weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the Delaware County Republican Party Headquarters in Media. Individuals with questions can call 610-789-7077 for more information.
(That's Craig Williams with Gov. Palin in a photo taken during a visit to Alaska over the summer.)

Richard Viguerie: Members of Congress Who protected Fannie and Freddie Must Accept Their Responsibility for Financial Crisis

Richard Viguerie: Members of Congress Who protected Fannie and Freddie Must Accept Their Responsibility for Financial Crisis

Republican National Committee: Questionable Advice? Obama Meets With Advisers That Back Deregulation and Have Ties to Financial Crisis

Republican National Committee: Questionable Advice? Obama Meets With Advisers That Back Deregulation and Have Ties to Financial Crisis

Award-winning Alpacas in Berks


Congratulations to my brother and sister-in-law for bringing home a bunch of ribbons at various Alpaca competitions this year throughout Pennsylvania.

If you're into alpacas, check out Summerwind Farm Alpacas at www.summerwindalpacas.com

Republican National Committee: 'Always For Less Regulation'?

Republican National Committee: 'Always For Less Regulation'?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quote of the Day

"I believe that Barack Obama, with MoveOn.org and Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean, has taken the Democratic Party — and they will continue to — too far to the left. I'm not comfortable there."
— Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a top Hillary Rodham Clinton fundraiser and member of the Democratic National Committee who announced her support for Sen. John McCain for president.

Blunt: Dems' Speculator Blame-Bill Gets Us No Closer to Delivering Affordable Energy to American People

Blunt: Dems' Speculator Blame-Bill Gets Us No Closer to Delivering Affordable Energy to American People

ATR: Obama's Tax Hikes = Patriotism?

ATR: Obama's Tax Hikes=Patriotism?

Obama's Tax Hikes Are 'Idiotic, Not Patriotic,' Says RightChange.com

Obama's Tax Hikes Are 'Idiotic, Not Patriotic,' Says RightChange.com

Lawmakers want to re-open Rendell's red-ink budget

State Rep. Sam Rohrer (R-Berks), State Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) and House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today called on Gov. Ed Rendell and the Legislature to re-open "and make substantial spending reductions" to balance the state's $28.3 billion 2008-09 General Fund budget.

The lawmakers were joined by Commonwealth Foundation President Matthew Brouillette and several other economic experts at a Harrisburg press conference.

Below a press release issued this afternoon by Rohrer:
"On July 4, 2008, I joined in the debate on the House floor against final passage of the 2008-09 state budget based on the following projections that were ultimately dismissed by Majority Leader DeWeese, House Majority Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans and several others as premature and pessimistic:

1. The $28.3 billion spending plan that was approved by the General Assembly on Independence Day is effectively unconstitutional because it is demonstrably out of balance ignoring clear financial data and accurate economic forecasts.

2. This year's budget is problematic because it will predictably force the legislature to completely defund the Commonwealth's already largely depleted $740 million Rainy Day Fund next year with no justifiable emergency or fiscally responsible reason for doing so.

3. This year's budget is fiscally out of balance because without dispute the roughly 4 percent spending increase is more than twice the rate of actual revenue growth (1.7 percent) over the previous 12 months.

4. Spending in this year's budget is built on the extremely flawed assumption of nearly 4 percent economic growth over the next twelve months, when at best economic experts are predicting no more than 2 percent.

5. While there may be no broad-based new tax increases or fees in this year's budget, next year Pennsylvania taxpayers, at minimum, could be asked to foot the bill for a $600 to $900 million budgetary shortfall.

6. Even statements from Senate Democrat Appropriations staff and the Senate Republican Appropriations Committee Chairman place the deficit at between $800 million and $2 billion!

"Nearly 80 days later, a dramatic $117.5 million August 2008 revenue shortfall and an unprecedented, yet absolutely insufficient executive order from the governor for state agencies to reduce spending by just $200 million, absolutely nothing has changed about the projections I presented except they are now our state's rapidly approaching economic reality.

"With all due to respect to yesterday's pledge on the House floor from both the Democrat and Republican Appropriations chairmen to 'meet and monitor revenue levels on a monthly basis,' the time for talking is past. The time for action and specific spending reductions is now.

"Immediately re-opening the budget and realistically re-organizing our fiscal priorities is critical to allow both the legislature and the governor the ability to direct where these specific cuts need to occur. It will also allow state government agencies ample time to adjust to the inevitable line item and government service reductions that must occur now rather than later to avoid saddling our children and grandchildren with insurmountable debt for decades to come.

"Again, time and immediate action are of the essence. The legislature and executive branch responsible for crafting and adopting this Rainy Day fund-raiding, tax increase-guaranteed spending plan must take the responsibility for balancing the unbalanced budget they enacted on July 4 today, rather than sitting idly by and allowing the next legislature to take the fall when next summer's billion dollar tax increase becomes unavoidable."

Take the Barack Obama Test

The conclusion: Obama and I -- We just disagree

I stumbled across a Web site designed to help voters figure out if Barack Obama is their kind of president.

I decided to take the test to see how far apart Barack Obama and I are on the major issues of the day.

I answered 52 questions and the computer matched my responses to positions Barack Obama has taken on issues.

Turns out I disagree with Obama on 49 of 52 questions. I'm surprised there are three things Obama and I agree on.

To take the Barack Obama Test yourself, visit www.barackobamatest.com

Tony Phyrillas on radio, TV today

For those who just can't get enough of me, this is your lucky day. You can listen to me on the radio and watch me on TV today.

At 5 p.m., you can tune in to the the weekly broadcast of "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas & Mike Pincus" on WPAZ 1370 AM. The program can also be heard at www.1370wpaz.com and www.pottsmerc.com

This week's topic will be election preparations and deadlines. The head of the Montgomery County Voters Services Bureau will be our guest for the hour. You can call the station during the live broadcast at 610-326-4000.

At 8 p.m., I will be a panelist on "Journalists Roundtable" on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. This week's show was taped at The Mercury in Pottstown. The other members of the panel are Evan Brandt, reporter for The Mercury, and Phil Herron, editor of the Delaware County Daily Times.

"Journalists Roundtable" will be shown again Sunday at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Phyrillas returns to 'Journalists Roundtable'

The popular "Journalists Roundtable" public affairs program on the Pennsylvania Cable Network is coming to you from Pottstown this week.

The one-hour program hosted by Bill Bova is shown Thursdays at 8 p.m. on cable systems throughout Pennsylvania. The program will repeat Sunday at 5 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.

The panel for the Sept. 18 program will be Tony Phyrillas, city editor/political columnist for The Mercury in Pottstown; Phil Heron, editor of the The Delaware County Daily Times; and Evan Brandt, reporter for The Mercury.

PCN is shown on Comcast Channel 98 in Berks County, Service Electric Cable Channel 23 in Berks/Lehigh counties and Comcast Channel 78 in the Pottstown area.

Consult your cable guide for the Pennsylvania Cable Network channel in your area.

RNC: 1,100 Voter Cards Suspect

RNC: 1,100 Voter Cards Suspect

Newspaper: Time running out for Legislature to act

The Pottstown Mercury laments the fact that the Pennsylvania Legislature is using the few days on its fall calendar to revise the state's dog laws when so many other issues are being ignored.

The most pressing issue on the back burner again is property tax reform, the newspaper says.

From The Mercury editorial:
What has not made the list of legislative highlights is tax reform.

On July 3, Rep. Sam Rohrer, R-Berks, filed a Discharge Resolution signed by 26 fellow lawmakers to have House Bill 1275, the School Property Tax Elimination Act, released from committee and sent to the House floor for debate and an up-or-down vote.

A majority vote of the House on the resolution is needed to force the bill out of committee, and taxpayer activists have been urging citizens to write to their legislators and ask them to approve the resolution.

Taxpayer groups are also urging a vote on House Bill 1299, which calls for a constitutional amendment to forever abolish property taxes as a method for funding public education. Since this is a constitutional amendment, it must be passed by two succeeding sessions of the General Assembly.

Many are still working for tax reform in Pennsylvania, but the majority of legislators are still not getting the message.

Protecting animals from cruelty, helping control malpractice costs, getting an ethics refresher course are all important issues, but with the end of the session approaching, this Legislature could take one historic action that would matter.

Reforming the system of funding schools by abolishing the property tax should be Job One for this Legislature in its waning session. There are just a few days left to make that happen.
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's Web site.

RNC Launches Biden Earmark Clock

RNC Launches Biden Earmark Clock

'Talking Politics' on radio Thursday

Montgomery County Voter Services Director Joseph R. Passarella will be the guest on “Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas & Mike Pincus” Thursday at 5 p.m. on WPAZ 1370 AM

Passarella will be available to answer any questions about registration deadlines and the voting process during the live, one-hour radio program.

You can call the station at 610-326-4000.

“Talking Politics” can also be heard online at www.1370wpaz.com and www.pottsmerc.com

Monday, September 15, 2008

RNC Launches New Radio Ad in Colorado: 'Change Or More Of The Same?'

RNC Launches New Radio Ad in Colorado: 'Change Or More Of The Same?'

Call to Action for Pennsylvania Taxpayers

From David Baldinger of the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition:
Dear Friends,

The General Assembly returns to work after their summer recess and it is time for us to get busy again.

As you know, the School Property Tax Elimination Act, House Bill 1275, has been bottled up in the Appropriations committee by the House majority leadership since its introduction last November.

On July 3, Representative Sam Rohrer filed a Discharge Resolution signed by 26 of his colleagues to have the bill released from committee and onto the House floor for debate and an up-or-down vote. A Discharge Resolution is a procedural maneuver used to force a bill from committee when the committee has refused to act on the bill.

On Monday, September 15, Representative Rohrer will announce the Resolution on the floor of the House. After a waiting period of 48 hours the full House can vote on the resolution; a majority vote is necessary to release the bill from committee. This vote could come as early as Wednesday, September 17.

** ACTION ITEM **

Please contact your Representative by phone, e-mail, or letter as soon as possible to let him or her know that you expect them to vote in favor of the Discharge Resolution to allow HB 1275 to the House floor for debate. Further, be sure to firmly but respectfully let them know that your vote in November will be predicated solely on their approval of this resolution. You can find contact information for your Representative by clicking the "Find Your Legislators" link in the left column of the PTCC home page at http://www.ptcc.us.

There is NO GOOD REASON for any Representative to oppose this resolution. Voting for the resolution does not obligate them in any way to vote for HB 1275's passage – it merely allows the bill to come to the House floor for an open and honest debate and a straight vote. The ONLY reasons for opposing this resolution would be orders from a Representative's party leadership and pure partisan politics. For an issue as important as property tax elimination this is not a valid excuse.

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Also during the coming weeks there is a good possibility that HB 2199 will come to the House floor for a vote. This bill is the companion legislation to the School Property Tax Elimination Act that calls for a constitutional amendment to forever abolish property taxes as a method for funding public education. Since this is a constitutional amendment, it must be passed by two succeeding sessions of the General Assembly. Because of this, it is vitally important to our efforts that HB 2199 is passed before the end of this year.

Since HB 2199 is a very short and uncomplicated piece of legislation it is possible that it could be passed by both the House and Senate before the end of this legislative session. Your help will be needed again when this bill comes up for a vote, so stay tuned.

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I'm sure that you've seen my previous remarks about Representative David Levdansky of Allegheny/Washington Counties, the man who has most consistently and vocally opposed school property tax elimination.

In the last PTCC newsletter I described his new "plan" for property tax elimination that he is currently touting to his constituents. In his August 20 "Report to Seniors" newsletter he promotes the bill to "eliminate all school property taxes by the year 2010 and all school property taxes for senior citizens immediately." Representative Levdansky knows that this bill has ZERO chance of passage during this session of the General Assembly, yet he uses it to solicit votes from the most vulnerable and desperate of Pennsylvania's homeowners. It is unconscionable that he should raise false hope for these folks simply for blatant pandering.

Fortunately, Representative Levdansky has a November opponent in Ms. Monica Douglas of Elizabeth. I would urge anyone in or around Representative Levdansky's district to do whatever they can to help Ms. Douglas with her campaign in the 39th district. Representative Levdansky's defeat in November would be a HUGE step in the right direction for school property tax elimination.

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Finally, a note for PTCC subscribers in Northeast Pennsylvania. Luzerne County homeowners are fighting a recent inaccurate and disastrous property reassessment. A group of homeowners in that area have formed a tax advocacy group to oppose this reassessment and to work for the elimination of property taxes through HB 1275.

With one notable exception, ALL of the Representatives from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties have followed their leadership in opposition to HB 1275 and have offered nothing but lies and lame excuses to justify their vote.

The one exception, Representative Karen Boback of Luzerne County, will be hosting a town meeting and rally in support of school property tax elimination through HB 1275. Besides Representative Boback, speakers will include HB 1275's prime sponsor, Representative Sam Rohrer, who will give a presentation on the bill, and me – I'll be talking about HB 1275 from a taxpayer advocate's perspective.

If you live in the Northeast, please plan to attend! The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Dallas Middle School, 2000 Conyngham Avenue. I hope to see you there.

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That's all for now. Please continue your support of our grassroots effort for property tax elimination. Together, we WILL win!

Please feel free to contact me at pataxpayers@gmail.com with questions, comments, or concerns.

David Baldinger

PTCC Administrator

Guest column: 'Citizens Must Recapture The Flag'

By Barry L. Kauffman

Over the past two-and-a-quarter centuries Americans have bestowed many gifts upon the world – jazz, baseball, free public education for all children, and the internet to name a few. Perhaps our greatest gift, however, is the written constitution establishing our nationhood – a constitution prescribing and limiting powers of government, and guaranteeing essential rights to the people. This establishment of a nation based on the rule of law, rather than the whim of current leaders, was a remarkable achievement. Americans became the envy the world and nearly every nation has attempted to emulate us.

But in recent years things have begun to go terribly wrong. Our leaders’ commitment to governing under cherished constitutional standards has been withering away. Quietly they have been abandoning America’s core values of liberty, justice, humanity, respect for rule of law, and basic human rights. At national, state, and even local levels of government, we increasingly experience an erosion of constitutional government.

In Washington we have seen an unconstitutional consolidation of power by the executive branch unparalleled in American history – including disregarding the separation of powers doctrine, upsetting checks and balance systems, politicizing the justice system, ignoring international law and treaties, and violating fundamental civil rights here and abroad. Examples include warrantless wiretaps, restricting habeas corpus, issuing signing statements in which the president declares he won’t comply with laws he does not like, and executive staff refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas.

There is concern future presidents may maintain or expand these abuses if Congress doesn’t defend and restore its power. Congress has abdicated its watchdog role and refuses to stand up to a renegade executive branch Left unchecked, this can lead to further abuse of power, and a disillusioned and disempowered citizenry.

Likewise in Harrisburg the abuses keep piling up -- from the infamous payraise scandal that was so egregious that it violated Pennsylvanians federal civil rights of due process, equal protection and free speech, to Bonusgate that violated laws on misuse of tax dollars for partisan political purposes. And there are indicators that state courts may have colluded with legislative leaders to permit lawmaking practices that directly violate the constitution – practices that prohibit rank-and-file lawmakers from effectively representing there constituents by denying reasonable opportunities to affect legislative outcomes, or even read and understand bills before voting on them.

Reports about county and local governments, the bedrock levels of our federal system, demonstrate an alarming disregard of open meeting and open records laws that provide citizens the rights to oversee and participate in government. We also see local election officials failing to protect citizens most fundamental democratic rights by providing inadequate election equipment and failing in their duties to protect citizens’ voting rights, to protect them from intimidation, or to ensure that all votes are counted as cast.

As a nation we have paid a heavy price for slumbering through the degradation of our cherished systems – in terms of money, blood, honor and global reputation. Americans have a right to better government. But self-government based on rule of law has never been a spectator activity. It requires constant vigilance and on-going involvement of each and every one of us. We need to recommit ourselves to being engaged citizens, to getting our government back on course. We must Recapture the Flag and all the values of liberty and justice it represents.

In 1787, while Betsy Ross continued to sew red, white and blue cloth into flags of stars and stripes that symbolize our nation’s values, just down the street 39 of the most brilliant Americans ever assembled in one room were stitching together a nation based on rule of law. Our founders were launching an extraordinary experiment self-government. While they clearly understood the constitution and system they created were imperfect, and would need regular updating, they also understood the critical need for government to obey it until citizens approved modifications.

Constitution Day is a good time for citizens to begin repossessing their government from those who have violated there constitutionally established contract with all Americans. We must rekindle the spirit of the 1780s into a flame that can ignite Americans to work to build a nation that can again become the "last best hope" of the world as Lincoln said. But as Common Cause founder John Gardner warned "Freedom and responsibility; Liberty and duty; That’s the deal; May we never forget it and may we never deceive ourselves."

We truly are at a pivotal point in our history. No matter who wins the White House this year, we citizens must demand a return to the rule of law, and hold our leaders accountable if they transgress that obligation. The consequences of not doing so will be calamitous.

Barry L. Kauffman is executive director of CommonCause/PA

RNC Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month

RNC Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month

Friend Updates Added To 'BarackBook,' Says Republican National Committee

Friend Updates Added To 'BarackBook,' Says Republican National Committee


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Americans for a Strong National Highway Network Applauds Decision to Reject I-80 Tolls

Americans for a Strong National Highway Network Applauds FHWA Decision to Reject I-80 Toll Application

RNC Launches New Radio Ad: 'Change or More of the Same?'

RNC Launches New Radio Ad: 'Change or More of the Same?'

Radio Address by President Bush to The Nation

Radio Address by President Bush to The Nation

Gotcha! Charlie Gibson

Fallout from Charlie Gibson's awful interview of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continues. The far left media pretends that Gibson was fair to Palin, but he was antagonistic and came up with loaded questions in an effort to embarrass Palin.
For more on the Gotcha! interview, check out Gunservatively!, which says that portions of the interview were edited to make Palin look bad.
Also check out TONY PHYRILLAS for Charles Krauthammer's reaction to the interview. Krauthammer is the columnist who came up with the phrase Bush Doctrine and he says Gibson was wrong, but Palin was right in assessing what the Bush Doctrine meant.
A similar post at Page 13 News.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Web site debunks Sarah Palin smears

An hour doesn't go by without a liberal newspaper, TV network or blog coming up with another smear of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. (And we're not even talking about the Obama campaign, which has sent an army of lawyers and investigators to Alaska to dig up dirt on Gov. Palin.)

Palin's popular appeal has discombobulated the Democratic Party and their media allies.

They don't know what to make of John McCain's vice presidential running mate, so they work round-the-clock to dig up dirt on Palin.

That's where Fight The Palin Smears.com comes in. The new Web site is dedicated to setting the record straight about far-left attacks on Gov. Palin.

Check out the site at http://www.fightthepalinsmears.com/

RNC Launches New Radio Ad: 'Change or More of the Same?'

RNC Launches New Radio Ad: 'Change or More of the Same?'

Gokey knocks on 8,000 doors so far

I had a conversation the other day with Richard Gokey, the Republican candidate for the 130th state House District. Gokey tells me he's knocked on at least 8,000 doors in the sprawling district in eastern and southern Berks County and he hopes to reach 11,000 or 12,000 households by the time of the Nov. 4 election.

Gokey, an Amity Township Supervisor, is attempting to unseat freshman state Rep. David Kessler, who ran on a reform platform in 2006, but has failed to live up to most of his promises.

The 130th District was in Republican hands for 20 years under state Rep. Dennis Leh, who was a victim of the backlash over the 2005 legislative pay raise. Kessler won by default when the Berks County Republican Party couldn't get its act together and back a strong candidate.

Gokey even entered enemy territory in Oley, where Kessler is a township supervisor, and was pleasantly surprised that Oley residents are also not happy with Kessler.

Gokey said he is encouraged by the response he's getting from district residents, who are not happy that Kessler has not been a strong proponent of property tax reform and has rubber-stamped the runaway spending of Gov. Ed Rendell.

Residents are also upset that Kessler is spending thousands of dollars in taxpayer dollars to run "Public Service Announcements" on television. Reformers say the PSAs are nothing more than glorified campaign ads paid by taxpayers.

Learn more about Gokey at his campaign Web site.

Republican National Committee: Obama Only Talks Good Game on Gender Pay Equity

Republican National Committee: Obama Only Talks Good Game on Gender Pay Equity


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

McCain 'Lipstick on a Pig' Ad Increases Perception of Obama Gender Bias But Doesn't Change Many Votes

The Chosen One can do no wrong, according to his supporters.

Although a focus group that viewed a new McCain ad thought Barack Obama has a gender bias, they're still going to vote for him. He's just so dreamy.

McCain 'Lipstick on a Pig' Ad Increases Perception of Obama Gender Bias But Doesn't Change Many Votes

Catch 'Talking Politics' on radio

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

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

Fidelis Debuts CatholicVote.com

Fidelis Debuts CatholicVote.com

PA's Smoking Ban Should Filter Into Homes and Cars Too, According to Temple University Expert

PA's Smoking Ban Should Filter Into Homes and Cars Too, According to Temple University Expert

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joins Call for Municipal Pension Reform

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joins Call for Municipal Pension Reform

English First Declares 2008 'The Year of Anti-English Escalation'

English First Declares 2008 'The Year of Anti-English Escalation'

Country Star Aaron Tippin Debuts New Single 'Drill Here, Drill Now' On The Sean Hannity Show

Country Star Aaron Tippin Debuts New Single 'Drill Here, Drill Now' On The Sean Hannity Show


Economy Woes Cramping Your Style? Rediscover Your Public Library!

Economy Woes Cramping Your Style? Rediscover Your Public Library!

Blunt: Democrats' Latest Energy Ruse May Be the Worst One Yet

Blunt: Democrats' Latest Energy Ruse May Be the Worst One Yet

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Carsonia Park Carnival coming Sept. 10-13

The Annual Carsonia Park Carnival is coming your way on Sept. 10-11-12-13 at Byram & Harvey Sts. in Pennside.

Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Ride Specials on Wednesday and Thursday, where you can ride all night between 6-10 p.m. for just $15.

Live entertainment is scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7-9 p.m.

Don't miss the Arts & Crafts Show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The entire event will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display Saturday at 10 p.m. (Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the fireworks show.)

The carnival is sponsored by Revive Antietam Inc., whose mission is to promote community spirit and awareness of the Antietam Valley area.

Americans for Tax Reform: Obama Admits His Tax Hikes Would Harm Economic Growth

Americans for Tax Reform: Obama Admits His Tax Hikes Would Harm Economic Growth

Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Asks Citizens to Join Effort and Declare, 'I Don't Vote for Tax Hikers!'

Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Asks Citizens to Join Effort and Declare, 'I Don't Vote for Tax Hikers!'


RNC: Obama's Failing Grade

RNC: Obama's Failing Grade

A run on moose meat?

Republican National Committee: Obama/Biden Earmark Makeover

Republican National Committee: Obama/Biden Earmark Makeover

Republican National Committee: ObamaTax 3.0

Republican National Committee: ObamaTax 3.0

Monday, September 8, 2008

Evangelicals solidly behind McCain


An e-mail survey of readers by Crosswalk.com, a popular Christian Web site, finds that Republican presidential candidate John McCain has secured the evangelical vote after picking Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, according to Kristie Rutzel, marketing coordinator for Crosswalk.com

In the weeks preceding the VP pick, McCain held 73% of the evangelical vote, Rutzel said. Just one week later, McCain was able to gain 7% of the evangelical vote reducing the number of undecided evangelicals by half, Rutzel says.

According to the follow-up survey, McCain also gained 8% of the Independent evangelical vote -- an increase from 54% to 62%, Rutzel says.

The survey was sent by email to Crosswalk.com subscribers and was not an online poll, Rutzel says.

"We can ensure statistical relevance of our email based both on our sample size and our methodology. The respondents included in this survey were chosen randomly and proportionally from a pool of subscribers for which we have verified geographic data and included all 50 states." Rutzel said.

Based on the sampling method and sample size, the estimated margin of error is +/- 1.9%

New York Post endorses John McCain

Election Day is still more than 55 days away, but the The New York Post has made up its mind on which candidate should be elected the next president of the United States.

It's John McCain, according to the Post editorial board.

The Post is the first major U.S. newspaper to pick sides in the upcoming election, months before most newspapers typically publish endorsement editorials. In 2004, the left-leaning Philadelphia Inquirer published 17 consecutive endorsement editorials for John Kerry, but most newspapers usually wait until a few days before the election to endorse.

Here's why the Post believes McCain should be elected president:
McCain's lifelong record of service to America, his battle-tested courage, unshakeable devotion to principle and clear grasp of the dangers and opportunities now facing the nation stand in dramatic contrast to the tissue-paper-thin résumé of his Democratic opponent, freshman Sen. Barack Obama.
From the Post editorial:
McCain has been in Washington for many years now, but he is not of Washington. He knows where the levers of power are located - and how to manipulate them - but he is not controlled by them.

McCain's selection of the charming, but rock-solid, outsider Sarah Palin as his running mate underscores the point.

Neither plays well with others.

And this is an unalloyed asset at a time when special interests - lobbyists, lawyers and organized labor chief among them - wield enormous influence in the nation's capital.

McCain's Democratic opponents, Obama and Sen. Joseph Biden, lead a party constructed of special interests - public-employee unionists in particular.
The newspaper goes on to make the case that McCain is better than Obama on national security, taxes, trade and energy.

Read the full editorial at the newspaper's Web site.

See McCain-Palin in Lancaster County

From the Berks County Republican Committee:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, will be appearing with her running mate, U.S. Sen. John McCain, Tuesday in Lancaster.

This rally, originally slates as a Town Hall style meeting for 2,500 people, has grown to a rally for 6,500. It will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Franklin & Marshall College's Alumni Sports & Fitness Center, 929 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

This is a ticketed event and the tickets are free. Call Ray at the Berks GOP and be prepared to show you drivers license. All those attending this event should carry photo ID. The Berks County GOP phone number is: 610-374-1100
Click here to visit the Berks County Republican Committee Web site.

Republican National Committee: Friend Updates Added to 'BarackBook'

Republican National Committee: Friend Updates Added to 'BarackBook'

Senator Obama's Priorities - WashingtonWatch.com

Senator Obama's Priorities - WashingtonWatch.com

Friday, September 5, 2008

Watch 'Talking Politics' on PCN Sunday

"Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas and Mike Pincus" will be shown Sunday at 6 p.m. as part of the Pennsylvania Cable Network's weekly "PA TALK RADIO" program.

Joining Phyrillas and Pincus from the WPAZ 1370 AM studios in Pottstown is Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr.

PCN is shown on Comcast Channel 78 in the Pottstown area, Comcast Channel 98 in Berks County and Service Electric Cable Channel 23 in Berks and Lehigh counties.

Check you cable guide for the PCN channel in your area.

McCain draws bigger TV audience than Obama

Nielsen Media Research reports that 38.9 million people watched Sen. John McCain's Sept. 4 acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, outdrawing Sen. Barack Obama's Aug. 28 stadium speech by a half-million people.

Obama's speech in Denver was viewed by 38.4 million people, according to Nielsen, which tracks viewers on six commercial networks.

And this interesting nugget from The Associated Press:
With Sarah Palin's speech on Wednesday, more people watched the Republican convention this week than the Democrats the previous week.
The AP added audience estimates provided by the liberal-leaning Public Broadcasting System, claiming the audiences for each speech was a virtual tie.

PBS says 3.5 million people watched McCain's speech on PBS on Sept. 4, but the same network claims 4 million people watched Obama's speech on PBS on Aug. 28. Those numbers sound fishy.

If you add both the commercial networks and PBS numbers, each speech was viewed by an estimated 42.4 million.

Either way, it's a huge victory for the GOP. The liberal media left the Republican Party for dead during the primary races and has openly promoted an Obama presidency.

Despite the pro-Obama media, the American people will get the final say on the next president on Nov. 4.

Fraternal Order of Police Endorses McCain!!!

Fraternal Order of Police Endorses McCain!!!: "Chuck Canterbury"

Prepare Early for Fast-Approaching Voter Registration Deadline, Urges Secretary Cortes

Prepare Early for Fast-Approaching Voter Registration Deadline, Urges Secretary Cortes

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by John McCain

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by John McCain

2008 Republican National Convention Excerpts: Remarks by Mrs. Cindy McCain

2008 Republican National Convention Excerpts: Remarks by Mrs. Cindy McCain

2008 Republican National Convention Excerpts: Remarks by Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge

2008 Republican National Convention Excerpts: Remarks by Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge

Firearms Industry Congratulates Palin on Nomination; Urges Sportsmen to Register to Vote

Firearms Industry Congratulates Palin on Nomination; Urges Sportsmen to Register to Vote

Governor Sarah Palin: White House Advocate Needed for Special Needs Children

Governor Sarah Palin: White House Advocate Needed for Special Needs Children

RNC Launches New Web Site: 'NotYourAverageJoseph.com'

RNC Launches New Web Site: 'NotYourAverageJoseph.com'

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Catch Tony Phyrillas on the radio Thursday, on TV Sunday

The Pennsylvania Cable Network will tape this week’s edition of "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas and Mike Pincus" for broadcast across the state as part of its weekly "PA Talk Radio" program.

The radio show can be heard live at 5 p.m. Thursday on WPAZ 1370 AM.

Joining Phyrillas and Pincus in the studio will be Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr.

The one-hour program will be televised Sunday at 6 p.m. on "PA Talk Radio" on PCN.

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

You can also listen to the radio 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

Check your local cable guide for the PCN channel near you.

42 Talk Radio Hosts Come to Washington With Message for Congress and the Next Administration: Reform Immigration Policy Without Amnesty

42 Talk Radio Hosts Come to Washington With Message for Congress and the Next Administration: Reform Immigration Policy Without Amnesty

Pennsylvania Launches New Web Site Offering Resources to Help Meet Long Term Living Needs

Pennsylvania Launches New Web Site Offering Resources to Help Meet Long Term Living Needs

Statement From RNC Chairman Duncan on Palin Speech

Statement From RNC Chairman Duncan on Palin Speech

Richard Viguerie: Now We Know Why Liberals Hate, Fear Sarah Palin

High praise from conservative icon Richard Viguerie: "Sarah Palin is the next Ronald Reagan"

Richard Viguerie: Now We Know Why Liberals Hate, Fear Sarah Palin

Remarks by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Vice Presidential Nominee to Address the 2008 Republican National Convention

Remarks by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Vice Presidential Nominee to Address the 2008 Republican National Convention

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Carly Fiorina

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Carly Fiorina

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by GOPAC Chairman Michael Steele

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by GOPAC Chairman Michael Steele

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Meg Whitman

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Meg Whitman

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

2008 Republican National Convention Excerpts: Remarks by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

2008 Republican National Convention Excerpts: Remarks by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

RNC Restarts Biden Gaffe Clock

RNC Restarts Biden Gaffe Clock

AIM's Kincaid: Trust Obama With State Secrets?

AIM's Kincaid: Trust Obama With State Secrets?

House Republicans Support McCain Record of Bipartisanship

House Republicans Support McCain Record of Bipartisanship

'Talking Politics' on radio & TV

The Pennsylvania Cable Network will tape this week’s edition of "Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas and Mike Pincus" for broadcast across the state as part of its weekly "PA Talk Radio" program.

The radio show can be heard live at 5 p.m. Thursday on WPAZ 1370 AM.

Joining Phyrillas and Pincus in the studio will be Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr.

The one-hour program will be televised Sunday at 6 p.m. on "PA Talk Radio" on PCN.

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

You can also listen to the radio 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

Check your local cable guide for the PCN channel near you.

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson

2008 Republican National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson

Remarks by President Bush to the Republican National Convention

Remarks by President Bush to the Republican National Convention