Monday, January 31, 2011

Daily dose of liberal media bias

Times Again Covers Small Leftist Protest; Ignored Massive 'March for Life' 4 Years Running

Excerpts from Obamacare Ruling

Excerpts from Today's Obamacare Ruling | The Weekly Standard

FRC Praises Florida Judge for Striking Down Entire Health Care Law

FRC Praises Florida Judge for Striking Down Entire Health Care Law

New Film Documents How Adult Interests Are Turning Schools into 'Dropout Factories'

New Film Documents How Adult Interests Are Turning Schools into 'Dropout Factories'

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

2nd federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Schumer forgets Judicial branch of government

Pawlenty: Obama 'Chicken To Address The Real Issues'

Pawlenty: Obama "Chicken To Address The Real Issues"

Politics by the Numbers: Good Omens for the GOP in 2012

Republicans had a great election in November 2010, picking up a solid majority in the House, 6 more Senate seats and the majority of governorships and state legislatures. Michael Barone says 2012 could be even better as voters reject Obama and the far left.

Politics by the
Numbers: Good Omens for the GOP in 2012

Columnist: No Recovery for the American Worker

No Recovery for the American Worker  — The American, A Magazine of Ideas

National School Choice Week Captivates Nation

National School Choice Week Captivates Nation; Advocates Say Push for Educational Options Will Accelerate in Coming Weeks, Months

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Columnist: Christie Showing Washington How to Get It Done

Lawrence Kudlow: Christie Showing Washington How to Get It Done

Video: Cooking with Yiayias!



A funny (and informative) video featuring two young ladies who attend my church. Check it out, expecially if you're Greek or like Greek food.

68% Prefer A Government With Fewer Services, Lower Taxes

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say they want a smaller federal government and reduced taxes. They sent that message to Obama and the Democrats in November 2010, but it hasn't sunk in yet. Just wait until 2012.

America's Best Days

Friday, January 28, 2011

Outrage After Mother Sentenced to Prison for Sending Her Children to Better Public School

Outrage After Mother Sentenced to Prison for Sending Her Children to Better Public School

AFC Applauds Bipartisan Plan to Bring Back D.C. Vouchers

AFC Applauds Bipartisan Plan to Bring Back D.C. Vouchers

Schwank Vs. Medaglia in special election for PA Senate seat

What I know about Larry Medaglia Jr., the Republican candidate in the special election for the 11th state Senate seat in Berks County: The Berks County Register of Wills office is more efficient thanks to reforms Medaglia has instituted, saving taxpayers money.

What I know about Judy Schwank, the Democratic candidate: When she was chairwoman of the Berks County Commissioners four years ago, she was the deciding vote for a 34% property tax hike for Berks County homeowners and businesses.

The race is basically a fiscal conservative vs. a tax-and-spend liberal.

Schwank Vs. Medaglia in special election - Boyertown Area Times - Berks-Mont News

50% Now Oppose President's New Spending Proposals

50% Now Oppose President's New Spending Proposals

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Why you should quit Facebook now

Why you should quit Facebook now

Obama's Voodoo Economics

Why the CBO may not believe all its own deficit projections

Ground Zero Mosque's New Imam has Radical Ties

Ground Zero Mosque's New Imam has Radical Ties - HUMAN EVENTS

Sarah Palin Headlines Reagan 100 Celebration

Sarah Palin Headlines Reagan 100 Celebration - HUMAN EVENTS

Newspaper: State agency failed at ending abortion clinic horror story

State agency failed at ending abortion clinic horror story - pottsmerc.com

CongressVotes - Bringing Capitol Hill to Your iPhone & iPod touch

CongressVotes - Bringing Capitol Hill to Your iPhone & iPod touch

Hollywood Reporter All But Diagnoses MSNBC with Palin Derangement Syndrome

Hollywood Reporter All But Diagnoses MSNBC with Palin Derangement Syndrome

Liberal Media Ignore Plagiarism Allegations Against Obama

Liberal Media Ignore Plagiarism Allegations Against Obama

Auditor General Jack Wagner Says Pa. Needs Sentencing Reform, Construction Freeze to Shrink Corrections Costs

Auditor General Jack Wagner Says Pa. Needs Sentencing Reform, Construction Freeze to Shrink Corrections Costs

Group: Obama's State of the Union Talks New Jobs While Policies Destroy Them

Obama's State of the Union Talks New Jobs While Policies Destroy Them, says FACES of Coal

NATIONAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FORGOTTEN VICTIMS OF TEEN DRIVER CRASHES

NATIONAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FORGOTTEN VICTIMS OF TEEN DRIVER CRASHES: "NATIONAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FORGOTTEN VICTIMS OF TEEN DRIVER CRASHES Nearly 30 percent who die in these crashes were not in teen's car"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Your daily dose of liberal media bias

MRC.org - Media Research Center: Tale of Two SOTU's: Obama's Loss of House Hardly Noticed; Power 'Flowed Away' From Bush in 2007

Columnist: The Enduring Appeal of Tax and Spend

The Enduring Appeal of Tax and Spend - HUMAN EVENTS

Pa. Senate Democrats replace O'Pake with new whip

State Sen. Anthony Williams of Philadelphia, an unsuccessful candidate for Pennsylvania governor in 2010, is the new No. 2 Democratic leader in the Pennsylvania Senate, replacing the late Mike O'Pake.

Pa. Senate Democrats replace O'Pake with new whip - pottsmerc.com

Revere America Files Brief Attacking Health Law's Requirement to Buy Unwanted Insurance

Revere America Files Brief Attacking Health Law's Requirement to Buy Unwanted Insurance

Rep. Paul Ryan Gives Republican Response to State of the Union Address

Obama Fails to Address Inflation in State of the Union

Obama Fails to Address Inflation in State of the Union

President Peddles Amnesty Yet Again in Second State of the Union, says FAIR

President Peddles Amnesty Yet Again in Second State of the Union, says FAIR

This Way Down: CED Releases Budget Debt Crisis Report

This Way Down: CED Releases Budget Debt Crisis Report

U.S. Chamber Pledges to Help Pass Medical Malpractice Reform this Year

U.S. Chamber Pledges to Help Pass Medical Malpractice Reform this Year

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft in 2010

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft in 2010

StinkyJournalism.org's 2011 Top Ten 'Dubious Polling' Awards

StinkyJournalism.org's 2011 Top Ten 'Dubious Polling' Awards

Newspaper: Failing grade is embarrassment to Pa. lawmakers

From an editorial in The Mercury:
Safe driving standards and more restrictive teen driving laws have been adopted in neighboring states of New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland.

Pennsylvania has gotten failing grades on many fronts recently, and new Gov. Tom Corbett says he intends to change some of that.

This fix is simple. It doesn't cost anything except leadership to enact safe driving laws.

Pennsylvanians deserve better than laws that fail.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Failing grade is embarrassment to Pa. lawmakers - pottsmerc.com

Rep. Michele Bachmann Delivers Tea Party Response to State of the Union

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Berks GOP Picks Larry Medaglia, Register of Wills, for 11th District Special

Berks GOP Picks Larry Medaglia, Register of Wills, for 11th District Special

Civility for Dummies

ACORN is back

New union-backing organization, New York Communities for Change has taken over ACORN headquarters and pushes the same agenda - NYPOST.com

AP Philly Abortion Clinic Story Gives Rendell a Pass

AP Philly Abortion Clinic Story Gives Rendell a Pass, Misses Serious Error in Grand Jury Timeline

Keith Olbermann's replacement?

Former PA Gov. Ed Rendell named an analyst for NBC News - pottsmerc.com

The Gasoline Dog That Isn't Barking

The Gasoline Dog That Isn't Barking - HUMAN EVENTS

Governor Corbett Announces His Reform Plan for a More Efficient and Responsible Pennsylvania Government

Governor Corbett Announces His Reform Plan for a More Efficient and Responsible Pennsylvania Government

Pa. gets 'F' grade for driving laws

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety has released its annual report card grading states for safe driving laws. Pennsylvania is one of 7 states to receive a failing grade.

Pa. gets 'F' grade for driving laws - pottsmerc.com

Monday, January 24, 2011

National School Choice Week Television Ad

Liberal Group's Name-Calling Thwarts Real Immigration Reform

Liberal Group's Name-Calling Thwarts Real Immigration Reform

American Red Cross Issues National Appeal For Blood

American Red Cross Issues National Appeal For Blood

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Debuts Jan. 25

United States Mint, National Park Service to Launch Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter January 25

John Boehner "I'm in" School Choice Week

FRC: Grand Jury Report in Philadelphia Abortionist Case Underscores Why Taxpayers Should Not Fund Abortion Industry

FRC: Grand Jury Report in Philadelphia Abortionist Case Underscores Why Taxpayers Should Not Fund Abortion Industry

Record-breaking Turnout for Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco

Record-breaking Turnout for Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco

Consumer Watchdog Sends Issa's Oversight Committee Google Report Showing Inappropriate Relationship with Obama Administration

Consumer Watchdog Sends Issa's Oversight Committee Google Report Showing Inappropriate Relationship with Obama Administration

Bauer Calls Abortion a 'National Tragedy' as March for Life Takes Place in the Nation's Capital

Bauer Calls Abortion a 'National Tragedy' as March for Life Takes Place in the Nation's Capital

The Actuarial State of the Union

The Actuarial State of the Union

PA Game Commission Offers 'Seedlings for Schools' Program

Game Commission Offers 'Seedlings for Schools' Program

Corbett Administration Takes Steps to Expand PA Fair Care

Corbett Administration Takes Steps to Expand PA Fair Care

Judicial Watch Details Ambitious Investigative Agenda for 112th Congress

Judicial Watch Details Ambitious Investigative Agenda for 112th Congress

One in Six Seniors Lives in Poverty, New Analysis Finds

One in Six Seniors Lives in Poverty, New Analysis Finds

Berks GOP picks Medaglia for state Senate run

Berks County Register of Wills Larry J. Medaglia Jr. is the Republican choice to run for the unexpired state Senate term of the late Sen. Mike O'Pake.

The special election is scheduled for March 15 and should be the best chance Republicans have of taking the seat held by O'Pake for nearly 40 years.

Medaglia, of West Reading, faces former county commissioner Judith A. Schwank, who is the Democratic Party's pick.

While well-known, Schwank does have one big drawback. She voted to raise county property taxes by 30 percent when she served as a commissioner, something Berks County residents won't soon forget.

Berks Republicans tab Medaglia for O'Pake seat - pottsmerc.com

Video: Larry Medaglia shares why he wants to be state senator

Video: Larry Medaglia shares why he wants to be state senator - Southern Berks News - Berks-Mont News

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why Olbermann Got The Boot

Columnist John Hayward just might the answer as to why Keith Olbermann got the boot: "Maybe it was a business decision, and MSNBC's new owners at Comcast want to remodel the network into something that has appeal beyond the lunatic fringe."

Countdown to Zero - HUMAN EVENTS

Keith Olbermann Signs Off

Was it the low ratings or his incredibly embarrassing comments after the Arizona shootings that finally did in the liberal loudmouth?

Video: Keith Olbermann Signs Off - By Greg Pollowitz - Media Blog - National Review Online

Sen. John Barrasso Delivers Weekly GOP Address

Friday, January 21, 2011

OLBERMANN FIRED BY MSNBC

Yesssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OLBERMANN FIRED BY MSNBC - HUMAN EVENTS

Gas prices rise: Is Obama to blame?

From The Christian Science Monitor:
Gas prices are 14 percent higher than a year ago, though US demand has risen only 0.7 percent. So what – or who – is driving up prices? The Heritage Foundation points a finger at Obama's environmental policies.
Gas prices rise: Is Obama to blame?

Rep. Paul Ryan to deliver Republican response to Obama State of the Union address

Rep. Paul Ryan to deliver Republican response to Obama's State of the Union address | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Yes, Virginia, A Climate Cover-Up

From Investor's Business Daily: Democrats in Virginia are trying to stop their attorney general from probing climate fraud carried out by university researchers at taxpayer expense. Are they afraid of finding the inconvenient truth?

Yes, Virginia, A Climate Cover-Up - Investors.com

Cypriot President Demetris Christofias Meets With U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon

Cypriot President Demetris Christofias Meets With U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon

Obama Hears A Hu!

Columnist: The Truth about Abortion

The Truth about Abortion - Robert VerBruggen - National Review Online

Sen. Pat Toomey: Freeze the debt ceiling without risking default

Freeze the debt ceiling without risking default - pottsmerc.com

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Greatest Moments of Liberal History

Pennsylvania Unemployment drops to 8.5%

Just the thought of Ed Rendell leaving the governor's mansion after eight disastrous years was enough to prompt Pennsylvania employers to start hiring.

The unemployment rate for Pennsylvania dropped to 8.5 percent in December, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

Pennsylvania's Employment Situation: December 2010

GOP Leaders Unveil Bill To Gut $2.5 Trillion In Government Spending

GOP Leaders Unveil Bill To Gut $2.5 Trillion In Government Spending - HUMAN EVENTS

Bad news Democrats - 2012 could be worse than 2010

What's worse than a shellacking? Democrats just might find out in 2012 when they lose the Senate and the White House.

Bad news Democrats _ 2012 could be worse than 2010 | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Cyprus Church thanks Boy George for icon's return

Turkey has desecrated hundreds of Christian churches and monasteries since it invaded Cyprus in 1974.

Cyprus Church thanks Boy George for icon's return | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Pro-life Activists, Leaders Gather at FRC's Sixth Annual 'ProLifeCon'

Pro-life Activists, Leaders Gather at FRC's Sixth Annual 'ProLifeCon'

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ACLJ: Ground Zero Mosque At Standstill

ACLJ: Ground Zero Mosque At Standstill

ACLJ: ObamaCare Repeal Vote 'Historic - Far Beyond Symbolism'

ACLJ: ObamaCare Repeal Vote 'Historic - Far Beyond Symbolism'

FRC Praises House for Repeal of Abortion-Funding Health Care Law

FRC Praises House of Representatives for Repeal of Abortion-Funding Health Care Law

Gingrich Discusses Obamacare Wall Chart with Sean Hannity

CNN, Quinnipiac, Gallup, and Rasmussen Agree: Americans Want Repeal

CNN, Quinnipiac, Gallup, and Rasmussen Agree: Americans Want Repeal | The Weekly Standard

AP Erroneously Reports that 'Opposition' to Obamacare is Easing

AP Erroneously Reports that 'Opposition' to Obamacare is Easing | The Weekly Standard

Health Care Reform Update and a Fiscal Look at Repeal

Health Care Reform Update and a Fiscal Look at Repeal

FRC Urges U.S. Court of Appeals to Uphold Defense of Marriage Act

FRC Urges U.S. Court of Appeals to Uphold Defense of Marriage Act

Mum's The Word On Human Rights Talk While Hu's In Town

Mum's The Word On Human Rights Talk While Hu's In Town - HUMAN EVENTS

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

U.K. Vs. ObamaCare

Government-run health care failed miserably in Great Britain, so why are we following Obama over a cliff?

U.K. Vs. ObamaCare - Investors.com

Tom Corbett becomes Pa.'s 46th governor

UPDATE: Corbett becomes Pa.'s 46th governor - pottsmerc.com

America Gets Ready for National School Choice Week, January 23-29, 2011

America Gets Ready for National School Choice Week, January 23-29, 2011

19 Year Old Wins $12,000 for Political Rap!



19 Year Old Wins $12,000 for Political Rap!

Revere America Urges Congress to Repeal Health Care Law

Revere America Urges Congress to Repeal Health Care Law

Text of Gov. Tom Corbett's Inaugural Address

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett Delivers Inaugural Address

Americans Urge Congress to Appeal ObamaCare

ACLJ: More Than 70,000 Americans Urge Congress to Appeal ObamaCare

Sarah Palin Did It

'80 Ideas for a Prosperous Pennsylvania'

After eight disastrous years under Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania is is serious trouble.

But there is hope. Rendell is gone. Republican Tom Corbett will be sworn in today as the state's new governor.

With so many problems facing Gov. Corbett, where to begin?

The Commonwealth Foundation, an independent, non-partisan, free-market public policy think tank, has come up with a road map to help rebuild Pennsylvania's economic vitality, offering 80 concrete recommendations to make needed reforms to various state programs and agencies.

From the introduction to the report:
Pennsylvania's newly-elected governor and the 2011-12 General Assembly will face a host of challenges created by the previous governor bent on a tax-borrow-spend-and-control mentality that has driven the commonwealth into a potential $5 billion budget deficit. These fiscal challenges also include an education system with a wide achievement gap for students and parents demanding more options for their children, a recession that has led to the highest unemployment rate in 30 years, a public that has lost faith in its leaders and economic growth that has trailed the rest of the nation for decades.

Pennsylvania must undergo a rapid transformation to reverse the poor policy decisions that have eroded economic freedoms and brought the state to its present condition. To provide a road map for success in this critical endeavor, the Commonwealth Foundation has compiled a list of 80 policy recommendations for Gov. Corbett and state legislators to help lead a Pennsylvania comeback.
You can download the full 12-page "80 Ideas for a Prosperous Pennsylvania" report here.

Liberal media bias at The New York Times

It took seven days for somebody at The New York Times to finally admit to the newspaper's shoddy reporting of the Arizona shooting tragedy.

Arthur S. Brisbane, the newspaper's "public editor," points out in a column that The New York Times reported various factual errors and speculated about the cause of the shooting without a shred of evidence to back up its reporting.

Brisbane writes:
The Times's day-one coverage in some of its Sunday print editions included a strong focus on the political climate in Arizona and the nation. For some readers — and I share this view to an extent — placing the violence in the broader political context was problematic.

The Times had a lot of company, as news organizations, commentators and political figures shouldered into an unruly scrum battling over whether the political environment was to blame. Meanwhile, opportunities were missed to pick up on evidence — quite apparent as early as that first day — that Jared Lee Loughner, who is charged with the shootings, had a mental disorder and might not have been motivated by politics at all.
Read the full column at the newspaper's website.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Say Goodbye to Ed Rendell

As we count down the hours to the end of the Rendell Administration, columnist Brad Bumsted offers up a collection of some of the dumbest things Fast Eddie said during his tenure as Pennsylvania governor.

Check out his latest column, "Eddie's greatest hits," at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

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Obama = Debt = Hypocrisy

Sen. Barack Obama on the Senate floor in 2006:
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance the government's reckless fiscal policies."
President Barack Obama, after running up the national debt by more than $3 trillion in just two years to a record $14 trillion, now wants Congress to raise the debt ceiling limit ... so he can keep spending money we don't have.

And has anyone in the mainstream media pointed out Obama's hypocrisy? Nope. They're too busy trying to blame Sarah Palin for something ... anything.

Obamacare has already failed

Has Massachusetts Experience Put ObamaCare On A Path To Repeal? - Investors.com

Confused.com Reveals 2010 was the Worst Year for Car Insurance Price Rises

Confused.com Reveals 2010 was the Worst Year for Car Insurance Price Rises

Friday, January 14, 2011

Welcome to Obama's private prison?

Constitutional scholar Nat Hentoff is worried about Barack Obama's latest breach of the U.S. Constitution, but the state-run media has ignored the story once again, so don't worry about it - until the day comes when Obama kicks in your front door and hauls you away to prison without due process. Then you should worry about it.

Welcome to Obama's private prison? - pottsmerc.com

Who is Reince Priebus?

A GOP Congressional Majority — If You Can Keep It

A Majority—If You Can Keep It | The Weekly Standard

Steele drops out of race; Priebus is the new Republican Party chairman

Steele drops out of race; Priebus is the new Republican Party chairman - The Hill's Ballot Box

The First Responders

Bill O'Reilly: Confronting Hate (from the Far Left) in Arizona

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - Confronting Hate in Arizona

Newspaper: Taxpayers Get Bill For GM Bailout

Taxpayers Get Bill For GM Bailout - Investors.com

EPA's Assault on U.S. Economy Continues

EPA's Assault on U.S. Economy Continues

Poll: 75% Want Health Care Law Changed

75% Want Health Care Law Changed

PA Revenue Department Updates Online List of State Tax Liens

Revenue Department Updates Online List of State Tax Liens

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Most Voters View Arizona Shootings As Random Act of Violence, Not Politics

Most Voters View Arizona Shootings As Random Act of Violence, Not Politics

Gas was $1.61 when Bush left office. It's $3.28 now. And it's projected to go to $5 by 2012

Gas was $1.61 when Bush left office. It's $3.28 now. And it's projected to go to $5 by 2012

Poll: American tired of rising debt under Obama

Poll: American public strongly opposes debt ceiling increase - The Hill's On The Money

Boehner in tribute: 'Our hearts are broken, but our spirit is not'

Boehner in tribute: 'Our hearts are broken, but our spirit is not' - TheHill.com

Twitter Users Wish Death on Sarah Palin

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner Says State Contracting Reform Could Save Millions of Dollars

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner Says State Contracting Reform Could Save Millions of Dollars

Online Security Tips for Avoiding Destructive Programs

Trojan Horses, Worms & Email Viruses, Oh My!

Sarah Palin responds to left-wing attacks

Sarah Palin: "America's Enduring Strength" from Sarah Palin on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Media Soundly Defeats Left-Wing Media’s Political Witch Hunt

New Media Soundly Defeats Left-Wing Media's Political Witch Hunt

The Left Is Not About To Waste This 'Crisis'

The Left Is Not About To Waste This 'Crisis' - HUMAN EVENTS

Top 10 Examples Of Liberal Hate

Top 10 Examples Of Liberal Hate - HUMAN EVENTS

'Obamacare mess is legacy of Democrats' brief moment of power'

The lesson of how Obamacare was passed, according to columnist Byron York, is: "Given a brief window of opportunity, a determined group of lawmakers can do damage that might take years to undo."

Byron York: Obamacare mess is legacy of Democrats' brief moment of power - pottsmerc.com

Rep. Mike Pence: We Can Not Fear Free and Open Debate

We Can Not Fear Free and Open Debate

Saving Social Security with Personal Retirement Accounts

Arizona Sheriff Dupnik Was Aware of Loughner’s Mental Illness, Did Nothing

Arizona Sheriff Dupnik Was Aware of Loughner’s Mental Illness, Did Nothing

FRC: Increase in Abortion Rate Underscores Need to Get U.S. Taxpayers Out of Abortion Business, Enact Pro-Life Protections

FRC: Increase in Abortion Rate Underscores Need to Get U.S. Taxpayers Out of Abortion Business, Enact Pro-Life Protections

Federal Policies Compound BP Spill Impact

Federal Policies Compound BP Spill Impact

CBS Poll: American Public Not Buying Democrat, Media Spin on Arizona Shooting

CBS Poll: American Public Not Buying Democrat, Media Spin on Arizona Shooting

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rendell regrets supporting pay raise

It took five years to sink into his thick skull, but lame-duck Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has finally admitted he screwed up in supporting the infamous middle-of-the-night pay raise for state legislators, judges and other politicians in 2005.

From a story by Brad Bumsted in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Gov. Ed Rendell said today his one regret during his eight-year tenure was that he agreed to sign the 2005 legislative pay raise, which hiked lawmakers' pay by 16 to 34 percent.

He said he agreed to sign it after opposing it a year before because he was told by legislative leaders he'd get nothing on his agenda approved during his remaining years in office.

"The pay raise and the way it was structured was untenable," Rendell said at a news conference to talk about his tenure as governor. He leaves office Jan. 18 when Republican Gov.-elect Tom Corbett is sworn in. Rendell was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.
Most of the legislative leaders who hatched the pay raise scheme have been ousted or forced into early retirement in the past five years. The list includes John Perzel, Chip Brightbill, Robert Jubelirer, Mike Veon and Vince Fumo.

Also gone is former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph Cappy, who also pushed for the pay raise. Cappy retired in 2007 instead of facing the voters in a retention election. The only person who escaped the wrath of voters was "Teflon" Ed Rendell.

Read the full story, "Rendell: Pay raise for lawmakers was bad idea," at the newspaper's website.

NPR Exec Who Fired Juan Williams Resigns

NPR Exec Who Fired Juan Williams Resigns

NPR Exec Who Fired Juan Williams Resigns Under Pressure

Exec Who Fired Juan Williams Resigns Under Pressure

Poll: 50% of Pennsylvania voters lose faith in Obama

From a story by Jill King Greenwood in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Obama's declining job approval numbers:
A statewide poll conducted for the Tribune-Review found 50 percent of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing in the White House, mirroring a recent national poll.

Forty-four percent approve of his leadership, and 6 percent are undecided, according to the survey by Susquehanna Polling & Research of Harrisburg, conducted from Dec. 27 to Sunday. The poll of 800 voters has a margin of error of 3.46 percent. Fifty-one percent of those polled are registered Democrats, and 38 percent are Republicans.
Read the full story at the newspaper's website.

Pa. builders now required to install sprinklers in new construction

Pa. builders now required to install sprinklers in new construction - pottsmerc.com

Christianity Under Siege in the Muslim World

Christianity Under Siege in the Muslim World

ElectionDayTeaParty.com Congratulates Congressional Freshman

ElectionDayTeaParty.com Congratulates Congressional Freshman

Why community newspapers are needed

The Pottstown Mercury collected $58,000 for its annual Operation Holiday program to benefit needy families. More than 270 families, including 700 children, were helped by the program.

Children benefit from generosity of Operation Holiday - pottsmerc.com

American Legion Applauds House's Constitutional Reading

American Legion Applauds House's Constitutional Reading

Poll: Percentage of Americans who identify as Dems at 22-year low

Poll: Percentage of Americans who identify as Dems at 22-year low - The Hill's Ballot Box

The 'people's House' takes up 'We the People' with symbolic reading

The 'people's House' takes up 'We the People' with symbolic reading - TheHill.com

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Obama's America: 1 in 6 living in poverty

Census Bureau Releases Research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure

FRC Calls Mt. Soledad Cross Ruling an Affront to Religious Liberty, American Tradition

FRC Calls Mt. Soledad Cross Ruling an Affront to Religious Liberty, American Tradition

Election to fill Sen. O'Pake seat set for March 15

Election to fill Sen. O'Pake seat set for March 15 - pottsmerc.com

Columnist: Enabling more union damage to job picture

Enabling more union damage to job picture - pottsmerc.com

$4 billion question: Will new members reduce PA Legislature?

With 253 elected members and a staff of nearly 3,000, the Pennsylvania Legislature is one of the most expensive in the country, costing taxpayers more than $300 million a year?

Will the new Republican majority deliver on its promise to cut costs for reducing the size of the Legislature?

$4 billion question: Will new members reduce Legislature? - pottsmerc.com

Columnist: Nancy Pelosi Might Just Be Insane

Nancy Pelosi Might Just Be Insane - HUMAN EVENTS

HHS is Paying Google with Taxpayer Money to Alter 'Obamacare' Search Results

HHS is Paying Google with Taxpayer Money to Alter 'Obamacare' Search Results (Updated) | The Weekly Standard

END THE FED!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Greatest Story Never Told

From Gary Bauer:
Christian persecution has been on the rise for years, but it seemed to reach a new level of intensity in 2010. In fact, it's not an exaggeration to suggest that Christians in countries such as Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt now confront the prospect of extinction at the hands of radical Islam.
The Greatest Story Never Told - HUMAN EVENTS

The Top 5 Things Obama Has Done to Raise Gas Prices

The Top 5 Things Obama Has Done to Raise Gas Prices

NIA's Top 10 Economic Predictions for 2011

NIA's Top 10 Economic Predictions for 2011

House Vote To Repeal ObamaCare Set for January 12

House Vote To Repeal ObamaCare Set for January 12 - HUMAN EVENTS

Ads Issue Warning to Freshmen Lawmakers



Ads Issue Warning to Freshmen Lawmakers

National Debt Tops $14 Trillion Under Obama

You may not have noticed it during the busy holiday rush, but the U.S. national debt has topped $14 trillion under Barack Obama.

It now stands at $14,001,550,000 - and rising by the second. Broken down by population, every man, woman and child in the United States owes $45,000.

The interest alone on the national debt has now topped $3.5 trillion.

Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats have increased the national debt by more than $3 trillion in just two years.

The debt was $10.6 trillion when Obama took office in January 2009.

And for the Kool-Aid drinkers out there who can't accept the fact that Obama has plunged the nation into uncharted debt territory, consider that it took George W. Bush eight full years to increase the debt by $4.9 trillion.

Left unchecked, Obama is on pace to push the debt to $16.5 trillion in 2012 (his last year in office) or $6 trillion more than the day he was sworn in.

If you can stomach it, follow the real-time debt at http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sound Advice for 2011

Top 10 Conservative Successes In 2010

Top 10 Conservative Successes In 2010 - HUMAN EVENTS

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! The best part of 2011 so far? Most of us survived the first two years of the Obama Regime. Only two more years to go until we can rid ourselves of the Obama nightmare.