Monday, February 28, 2011

Pennsylvania Chamber Endorses Medaglia for State Senate

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industryy, has endorsed Republican Larry Medaglia for the March 15 special election in the 11th Senate District.

The Chamber cited Medaglia's business experience and his commitment to hold the line on taxes and help bring jobs to Pennsylvania as key reasons for its endorsement.

"We are pleased to endorse Larry's candidacy," PA Chamber President Floyd Warner said in a statement. "Pennsylvania businesses and taxpayers need a senator who understands what it will take to move Pennsylvania forward, and Larry is such a candidate. His business acumen and commitment to pro-growth initiatives are crucial to our membership and our collective mission of fostering a healthy business climate in Pennsylvania. His determination to keep Pennsylvania vibrant and strong economically will benefit his constituents and all Pennsylvanians."

Medaglia is a former small business owner in Berks County and previously served as a legislative aide to one-time state Rep. Paul Angstadt, the chamber noted. Medaglia is currently serving his fourth term as Berks County Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans' Court.

Warner said he welcomed Medaglia's pledge to work to lower the detrimental Corporate Net Income tax and phase out the Capital Stock and Franchise tax in an effort to make the Commonwealth more attractive to employers.

Medaglia said he was humbled and honored to receive the Pennsylvania Chamber's endorsement.

"As a state senator, I pledge to meet regularly with business leaders to exchange ideas and develop an action plan to attract new enterprise to Pennsylvania," he said in a written statement. "It is my goal to also ensure that existing businesses remain strong and viable."

Medaglia has also been endorsed by the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the political action committee of the Pennsylvania Business Council.

He has also been endorsed by Americans For Tax Reform, Citizens Against Higher taxes and the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition.

For more on Medaglia's campaign visit, http://www.larrymedagliaforsenate.com/

Department of State: Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 40 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Department of State: Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 40 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

FRC and 60 Pro-Life Groups Send Letters Thanking House of Representatives for Defunding Planned Parenthood

FRC and 60 Pro-Life Groups Send Letters Thanking House of Representatives for Defunding Planned Parenthood

Here's one place to cut federal spending

Obama's jetset fitness trainer helps shed pounds, adds to global warming | J.P. Freire | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

Video: Dems Need A Reality Check

Governor Corbett Appoints New Members to Delaware River Port Authority

Governor Corbett Appoints New Members to Delaware River Port Authority

Almost Six in Ten Americans Give President Obama Negative Job Rating

Almost Six in Ten Americans Give President Obama Negative Job Rating

Will Liberal Civil Rights Leaders Show Up to Debate Allegations of Past Tea Party Racism?

Will Liberal Civil Rights Leaders Show Up to Debate Allegations of Past Tea Party Racism?

Taxpayer group endorses Medaglia for State Senate

Citizens Against Higher Taxes has endorsed Republican Larry Medaglia in the special election for the 11th District State Senate seat.

The race to fill the remaining two years of the term held by the late Sen. Mike O'Pake features Republican Medaglia against Democrat Judy Schwank. The election is Tuesday, March 15.

From the endorsement announcement by Dr. James H. Broussard, chairman of Citizens Against Higher Taxes:
"Larry Medaglia has shown that he cares first and foremost about the taxpaying families of the 11th Senate district. He has signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge to vote against any and all net increases in taxation. Judy Schwank has refused to rule out raising your taxes.

Larry Medaglia has pledged to support and vote for the complete elimination of property taxes, the most regressive and unfair of all our taxes. In 2001, Schwank raised voted to raise your county property tax by 18%. Then, in 2005 she raised your property tax again - this time by 34%. That was too much even for her fellow Democratic commissioner, Tom Gajewski. In 2007 he wanted to cut those high tax rates - but Judy Schwank said no.

And here's the worst of it. Even those back-breaking tax hikes couldn't keep pace with Judy Schwank's desperate urge to spend more and more and more taxpayer money. In her time as county commissioner, spending rose by almost $100 million. And since even Judy couldn’t raise taxes fast enough, she borrowed millions upon millions that Berks County families will have to pay back - with interest. One commissioner calculated that Judy Schwank piled up so much debt that Berks County owes more per person than any other county in the state.

In summary, here's what Schwank did as your commissioner: she raised your taxes. Then she raised them again - a total of 52%. Then she voted against cutting those sky-high taxes. Then she drove the county's debt to the highest level per person of any county in the state. Then she walked away from the mess she made, took a job out of the county, and left Berks County families to bear the burden of her high taxes and huge debt.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gov. Corbett to stump for Larry Medaglia March 3

Republicans see their best chance in nearly 40 years to win a Pennsylvania Senate seat held by Democrats.

That's why the state's top Republican will be in Berks County Thursday to stump for Republican Larry Medaglia in his bid to win a special election in the 11th Senate District.

Corbett to visit Berks to support Medaglia for O'Pake's seat - pottsmerc.com

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wisconsin unions vs. Governor Walker is a battle for the soul of America

Wisconsin unions vs. Governor Walker is a battle for the soul of America

Your daily dose of liberal media bias

AP Fails to Note That Jan. 2011 Was Worst Single-Month New Home Sales Total on Record

CBO: Jobs Created and Saved By Stimulus Cost At Minimum An Average of $228,055 Each

CBO: Jobs Created and Saved By Stimulus Cost At Minimum An Average of $228,055 Each | CNSnews.com

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Adopts Business-Friendly Approach to Corporate Tax Bonus Depreciation

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Adopts Business-Friendly Approach to Corporate Tax Bonus Depreciation

Analysis: Most Seniors Will See Decreasing Social Security Benefits Through 2013

Analysis: Most Seniors Will See Decreasing Social Security Benefits Through 2013

Chamber endorses Medaglia in race for state Senate seat

Business leaders in Berks County are backing Republican Larry Medaglia in the special election for the 11th state Senate District.

Chamber endorses Medaglia in race for state Senate seat

Somebody should tell David Kessler he lost the election

I was driving along Memorial Highway (Route 662) in Oley earlier today when I noticed an odd sign in front of an office building. It read "State Representative David Kessler."

The problem with the sign is that Kessler lost his bid for re-election last November and is no longer representing the 130th State House District.

The new state rep for the 130th is Republican David Maloney, who has district offices in Douglassville and Boyertown, the two most populous parts of his district.

Democrat Kessler moved his offices to Oley, where he lives, for his convenience, while he served four years in the Legislature.

I've heard Kessler took the defeat pretty hard, but it's time to move on. There's no need to confuse residents of the 130th District about who their state rep is.

Citizen Kessler should take down his office signs.

It's not like the signs are etched in marble. A screwdriver is all that's needed to remove Kessler's signs.

Maybe Rep. Maloney, who was a contractor before winning a seat in the Legislature, could help Kessler take down the signs.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Medaglia for Senate launches TV ad



Video: Medaglia's Opening Salvo

Video: Thanks Union Bosses!



Terrific ad from UnionFacts.com about how Big Labor takes advantage of workers.

FRC Condemns Obama Justice Department for Abandoning DOMA, Urges Congress to Intervene

FRC Condemns Obama Justice Department for Abandoning DOMA, Urges Congress to Intervene

FRC Condemns Obama Justice Department for Abandoning DOMA, Urges Congress to Intervene

FRC Condemns Obama Justice Department for Abandoning DOMA, Urges Congress to Intervene

CCRKBA Launches Counter-Attack to Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Campaign

CCRKBA Launches Counter-Attack to Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Campaign

Video: PA's Fiscal Problems

Columnist: Walker should fire striking Wisconsin teachers

Fire Wisconsin teachers | Scott Walker | The Daily Caller

Budget cuts, union protests — is Pennsylvania next?

Budget cuts, union protests — is Pennsylvania next? - pottsmerc.com

George Will: In the center of the storm

George F. Will offers some perspective on the union troubles in Wisconsin.

In the center of the storm - pottsmerc.com

Berks Chamber Backs Medaglia for State Senate

The Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry has endorsed Republican Larry Medaglia for the vacant 11th Senatorial District.

Medaglia is running in a special election March 15 to fill the remaining two years of the Senate term of the late Sen. Mike O'Pake, who died in December.

Chamber officials made the endorsement announcement at a Tuesday afternoon press conference at the Chamber headquarters in the Gateway building in Reading.

"I'm honored the Chamber recognizes my commitment to business growth and a strong local economy," Medaglia said in a written statement. "As a State Senator, I will work tirelessly to champion business-friendly initiatives to keep our community vibrant and strong."

Today's announcement follows earlier endorsements received by Medgalia from Citizens Against Higher Taxes and Pennsylvanians for Effective Government. Berks County Commissioners Mark C. Scott and Christian Leinbach have also endorsed Medaglia.

Medaglia currently serves as the Berks County Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans' Court.

For more information about Medaglia, visit his campaign website at www.larrymedagliaforsenate.com

Bozell Column: The Media on Wisconsin? A Bad Joke

Bozell Column: The Media on Wisconsin? A Bad Joke

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hollywood Joins Anti-Walker Protests in Wisconsin

Leaked Email: Screen Actors Guild Asks Members to Join Anti-Walker Protests in Wisconsin

Michigan Carpenters Union Outsources Protesters

48% Back GOP Governor in Wisconsin Spat, 38% Side With Unions

48% Back GOP Governor in Wisconsin Spat, 38% Side With Unions

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Releases Report on Alcohol Misuse Among Youth, Young Adults

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Releases Report on Alcohol Misuse Among Youth, Young Adults

Dems want to give Obama power to shut down the Internet

There's a big difference between the words Democrat and Democracy.

Congressional Democrats are pushing a bill that would give Barack Obama authority to pull the "kill switch" on the Internet.

If that sounds anti-Democratic or anti-American, perhaps you should find out where your Congressional representative stands on shutting down the free flow of communication and information.

Read more about the latest move toward fascism by the far left here.

Daniels and Christie Light Fuse Under GOP Lawmakers

Daniels and Christie Light Fuse Under GOP Lawmakers - HUMAN EVENTS

Monday, February 21, 2011

Gov. Tom Corbett to campaign for Larry Medaglia

Republicans are pulling out all the stops in an effort to win a special election for Pennsylvania's 11th Senatorial District.

Gov. Tom Corbett will appear at a fundraising luncheon on Thursday, March, 3, on behalf of Berks County Register of Wills Larry Medaglia Jr., the GOP candidate for the vacant Senate seat.

The event will take place at noon at the Reading Country Club in Exeter.

Corbett, who was sworn in as Pennsylvania's 46th governor on Jan. 18, will be making his first visit to Berks County as governor and this might be his first political event since moving into the governor's mansion.

The 11th Senate District seat became vacant when longtime Democratic state Sen. Mike O'Pake died at the end of last year following open-heart surgery.

O'Pake held the seat for 38 years and still had two more years left in his term.

The March 15 special election will fill O'Pake's seat until the 2012 legislative elections.

Republicans see a great opportunity to pick up the seat, which would give them a 31-19 advantage in the state Senate.

Corbett was elected governor last November over Democrat Dan Onorato. One of the major issues in the campaign was taxes. Corbett issued a "no-tax pledge" to voters.

Medaglia has already signed the Americans for Tax Reform's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge."

"Pennsylvanians are overtaxed," Medaglia said after signing pledge. "Our burdensome tax structure hurts individuals and the businesses, which we rely on to create the kinds of jobs that can sustain families in our community."

Medaglia's opponent, Democrat Judy Schwank, raised property taxes for Berks County homeowners and businesses by 52 percent while serving as a county commissioner.

Medaglia, the Register of Wills of Berks County since 1996, has criticized Schwank's "tax-and-spend" policies and promises to uphold his pledge not to raise taxes when he gets to Harrisburg.

"I will oppose any attempt to increase taxes," Medaglia said. "I will make the tough decisions required to reign in the reckless spending going on in Harrisburg and work to create an atmosphere where long-term economic and job growth can occur in Berks County."

For more information about Medaglia, check out his campaign website.

FRC Condemns Obama Administration's Weakening of Conscience Protections for Medical Professionals

FRC Condemns Obama Administration's Weakening of Conscience Protections for Medical Professionals

Official endorses Larry Medaglia for State Senate

A York County official endorses Republican Larry Medaglia in the 11th Senate District special election on March 15.

Letter: Larry Medaglia is a 'servant leader' - Opinion - Berks-Mont News

Changing Opinions About President Obama

Changing Opinions About President Obama

Medaglia reaches out to Latino voters



Video: ¡Es Larry Madaglia! PA Senate District 11's First Spanish Language Ad

Berks Country Patriots host program on illegal immigration

Berks Country Patriots host program on illegal immigration

Justin Bieber on Health Care

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tony Phyrillas on 'Journalists Roundtable'

Tony Phyrillas, The Pottstown Mercury's award-winning political columnist, is a guest on this week's edition of "Journalists Roundtable" on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

The one-hour program, hosted by Kat Prickett, airs Sunday at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. and on Monday at 10 a.m. on PCN.

Topics discussed on this week's program are the way Gov. Tom Corbett handled the abortion clinic scandal in Philadelphia, the state's deteriorating infrastructure, education funding and school vouchers, perks for Pennsylvania lawmakers and the special election to replace the late Sen. Mike O'Pake in Berks County.

PCN is Comcast Channel 98 in Berks County, Service Electric Cable Channel 23 in Berks and Lehigh counties and Comcast Channel 186 in the Pottstown area.

Consult your cable guide for the Pennsylvania Cable Network channel in your area or check the PCN website.

92 House Republicans Vote Against Cutting Government Spending

The Names of the 92 House Republicans That Votes Against Cutting Government Spending

Weekly Republican Address 2/19/11: Rep. Tom Price

Stand With Scott Walker website launches

Americans for Prosperity has launched www.StandwithWalker.com, a website where Americans across the country can show their support for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his battle with Big Labor to prevent Wisconsin from going bankrupt.

The governor has proposed common-sense reforms to end union collective bargaining and tackle the state's nearly $4 billion deficit, but Democratic state lawmakers have fled the state capitol in an effort to prevent a vote from taking place.

Click on the link below to find out more:

Stand With Scott Walker

Friday, February 18, 2011

Governor Corbett Appoints Regional Office Directors

Governor Corbett Appoints Regional Office Directors

FRC Praises House of Representatives for Removing Federal Funding from Scandal-Plagued Planned Parenthood

FRC Praises House of Representatives for Removing Federal Funding from Scandal-Plagued Planned Parenthood

NIA Projects Multi-Trillion Dollar U.S. Budget Deficits

NIA Projects Multi-Trillion Dollar U.S. Budget Deficits

Clarus Poll: 64% of Voters Oppose Government Employee Unions

Clarus Poll: 64% of Voters Oppose Government Employee Unions

'Judy Schwank raised our property taxes 52%'

If you watched "Journalists Roundtable" on the Pennsylvania Cable Network Thursday night, you'll recall I predicted Republican Larry Medaglia would hammer Democrat Judy Schwank on her record of raising taxes while she served as a Berks County commissioner.

And guess what shows up in mailboxes all over Berks County on Friday? A mailing on behalf of Medaglia with big bold letters stating: "Judy Schwank Raised Our Property Taxes 52%"

Schwank voted for an 18% property tax hike in 2001 and followed it up with a 34% property tax hike in 2004.

The flier reminds voters: "She Raised Our Taxes Before. She'll Do It Again."

The special election to fill the unexpired term in the 11th Pennsylvania Senate District is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15.

"Journalists Roundtable" will be shown again Sunday at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Monday at 10 a.m. on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

For more about the Medaglia campaign, visit his websiste at www.larrymedagliaforsenate.com

Happy Anniversary, Stimulus

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stimulus Two Years Later, Networks Ignore Obama's Failed Job Promise

MRC.org - Media Research Center: Stimulus Two Years Later, Networks Ignore Obama's Failed Job Promise

Catch Tony Phyrillas on 'Journalists Roundtable'

This week's edition of "Journalists Roundtable," the popular political commentary program on the Pennsylvania Cable Network, will include Tony Phyrillas on the panel.

The one-hour program airs Thursdays at 8 PM and re-airs Sundays at 5 PM and 11 PM as well as Mondays at 10 AM.

This week's host will be Kat Prickett.

The panel will include Tony Phyrillas, city editor/political columnist for The Mercury; Heather Long, of The Harrisburg Patriot-News; and Scott Detrow, of PA Public Radio.

PCN is shown on Comcast Channel 98 in Berks County, Service Electric Cable Channel 23 in Berks/Lehigh counties and Comcast Channel 186 in the Pottstown area.

Consult your cable guide for the Pennsylvania Cable Network channel in your area or check the PCN website.

Smoke and mirrors in Obama's budget?

Smoke and mirrors in Obama's budget? Five examples of creative accounting.

Sen. Toomey's Speech at Heritage on the Debt Limit

Medaglia delivers knockout blow to Schwank on taxes

The two candidates running in the special election to finish the unexpired term of the late state Sen. Mike O'Pake squared off in a debate Tuesday night.

As expected, Democrat Judy Schwank attempted to downplay her record as a tax-and-spend liberal during eight years as a Berks County commissioner.

But Republican Larry Medaglia hammered Schwank on raising property taxes by 52 percent!

From a story by Mary Young of the Reading Eagle:
"When Judy was a county commissioner, she raised taxes twice, 18 percent in 2001 and 34 percent in 2004, 52 percent total.

"She might argue it was to clean up somebody else's mess. She increased the head count by 240 employees and funded other programs, such as expansion of the jail."
Schwank used the Barack Obama defense of blaming the previous administration.

Schwank can't run from her record of big government and higher taxes. The special election for Berks County's 11th Senatorial District will be held on Tuesday, March 15.

Read the full story at the link below:

Taxes, recovery are special election issues

Berks County losing its Borders store

Borders to close Wyomissing store as part of bankruptcy filing

Michelle Obama: First Lady of Junk Science

Michelle Obama: First Lady of Junk Science - HUMAN EVENTS

Bozell Column: The Media's Budget Fantasy Land

Bozell Column: The Media's Budget Fantasy Land

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Video: MichelePAC

Berks County Patriots sponsor Immigration Forum



The Berks County Patriots, along with UNITED PA-912 and RePatriot Radio, is sponsoring a forum on immigration Saturday, Feb. 19, at noon at the Leesport Farmers Market.

Nationally known speakers and local elected officials will take part in the discussion of various immigration issues.

Among those scheduled to take part in the forum are U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta, PA State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, Berks County Commissioner Mark C. Scott, Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht, Ted Hayes of American Black Shield, Anna Gaines of American Citizens United, and a representative of Numbers USA.

The moderator for the forum will be former PA State Rep. Sam Rohrer.

The event is open to the public.

For more information about Berks County Patriots, visit the group's website at http://www.berkscountypatriots.org/

Pennsylvania Plans Better Monitoring of Abortion Clinics

Governor Corbett Announces Changes in Departments of Health, State to Improve Monitoring of Abortion Clinics in Pennsylvania

Video: More people in Pa. using food stamps

Video: More people in Pa. using food stamps - pottsmerc.com

Monday, February 14, 2011

A breakthrough in protecting the unborn

Nat Hentoff is as liberal as you get, but when it comes to abortion, he joins conservatives in denouncing the killing of unborn children.

The fact that Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history is the main reason Hentoff did not vote for Obama in 2008 and has already called for his defeat in 2012.

Hentoff sees hope for the unborn in a new tactic states are using to protect children.

It began in Nebraska, where Gov. Dave Heineman recently signed into law the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

From a recent column Hentoff:
For the first time in any state legislature, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: "Prohibits abortion after 20 weeks gestation except when the mother has a condition which so complicates her medical condition as to necessitate the abortion of her pregnancy to avert death or to avert serious risk of substantial or irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function."

This year, as versions of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act are introduced in a number of state legislatures, there will obviously be fierce opposition from local, state and national pro-choice organizations and political figures, as well as President Obama. I expect, however, that this Nebraska breakthrough for pro-lifers may well become law in certain states.
Read the full column at the link below:

Pro-lifers herald a breakthrough - pottsmerc.com

Obama's New Budget: ‘Debt On Arrival’

http://dailycaller.com/2011/02/14/'Debt On Arrival'/

10 Valentine's Day Lessons for GOP Presidential Hopefuls

10 Valentine's Day Lessons for GOP Presidential Hopefuls. - HUMAN EVENTS

The Riddle of the Sphinx

Does ObamaCare Run Afoul of Antitrust Laws?

Does ObamaCare Run Afoul of Antitrust Laws?

Sen. Toomey blasts Obama's latest deficit budget

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) today expressed disappointment with President Obama's latest deficit budget proposal for fiscal year 2012.

From Toomey's office:
"As families across America are cutting back to live within their means, President Obama's budget falls well short in the area of belt tightening. The president's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 puts taxpayers on the hook for an astonishing $3.73 trillion in spending, increasing the debt by $1.1 trillion on top of a record breaking $1.6 trillion deficit for fiscal year 2011.

"The federal government is suffering from a spending addiction, and if our leaders don’t deal with this problem soon, we all will pay the price. The president's five-year non-security, discretionary spending freeze is too little too late. After a 25% increase in spending since 2008, the president has to offer much more aggressive reductions if we are ever going to get our spending under control.

"To make matters worse, the president's budget increases taxes and completely ignores the drivers of the country's deficit problem — the entitlement programs. As we approach the statutory federal debt limit, it's unfortunate that the president wants Congress to increase it without any budget reforms. Instead, his proposed budget kicks the can down the road while piling higher deficits on our already exploding federal debt.

"We cannot borrow, spend and tax our way to prosperity. The best thing we can do for job creation is keep taxes low and return fiscal responsibility to our government. I had hoped that the president would have taken the steps necessary to put our government on a sustainable fiscal trajectory. Unfortunately, the president's budget represents a failure of leadership at a time when leadership is desperately needed."

Rep. Kampf opens mobile office in Phoenixville

From the office of State Rep. Warren Kampf:
State Rep. Warren Kampf, R-157th Dist., has opened a mobile district office in Phoenixville to better meet the needs of his constituents.

Meetings will also take place on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Phoenixville Borough Hall council chambers.

For additional questions contact Kampf's district office at 215-251-2876.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sen. Orrin Hatch Delivers GOP Weekly Address On Obama's Massive Debt



Federal spending has increased more than 84% under Barack Obama, who has added $3.5 trillion to the national debt.

Poll: Majority wants prayer in public schools

Bad news for atheists. A majority of Americans want to see a return of prayer in public schools.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults favor prayer in public schools. Twenty-four percent (24%) are opposed, while 11% are not sure. These findings show little change from late April of last year.

Read the full poll results at Rasmussen Reports.

Rep. Kampf offers help to Valley Forge Military College applicants

From the office of State Rep. Warren Kampf:
State Rep. Warren Kampf, R-157th Dist., is currently seeking student applicants from constituents to participate in the Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative.

Each legislative appointee will receive a $12,000 annual scholarship from the school to attend the college.

Financial aid is also available to those who need additional assistance.

Eligible students must have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 or an ACT score of 21, and an overall high school GPA of 2.5. Candidates should also exhibit involvement in sports or other extracurricular activities, demonstrate leadership potential and be service-oriented.

For more information about the program, contact Kampf's district office at 610-251-2876 or visit www.repkampf.com. The deadline to apply is March 1.

Landmark 'Do Not Track Me' Bill to Block Unwanted Spying on the Internet, Says Consumer Watchdog

Landmark 'Do Not Track Me' Bill to Block Unwanted Spying on the Internet, Says Consumer Watchdog

The Media's Selective Race Outrage

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pa. Governor Tom Corbett to Speak at Albright College May Commencement

Albright College News - Pa. Governor Tom Corbett to Speak at Albright College May Commencement

FRC Praises Health Subcommittee's Approval of the 'Protect Life Act'

FRC Praises Health Subcommittee's Approval of the 'Protect Life Act'

ParentalRights.org: Planned Parenthood Attacks the Parental Rights Amendment

ParentalRights.org: Planned Parenthood Attacks the Parental Rights Amendment

Top 20 Pro-Socialism Sound Bites of Obama, Advisors and Allies

Medaglia promises not to raise taxes

A bid difference in the race for the 11th State Senate District: Republican Larry Medaglia will not vote for a tax increase; Democrat Judy Schwank voted for a 34% property tax increase while a Berks County commissioner.

Medaglia signs pledge, promises not to raise taxes - Hamburg Area Item - Berks-Mont News

New Chesco Commissioner is Ryan Costello

Chester County Recorder of Deeds Ryan Costello got a promotion Thursday.

Costello is the newest member of the Chester County Board of Commissioners, picked from 7 finalists who were interviewed for the post by the county's judges.

Costello, a Republican, will fill the unexpired term of Carol Aichele, who recently joined Gov. Tom Corbett's cabinet.

"I am honored to have earned the confidence and unanimous support of the board of judges to serve as interim Commissioner," Costello told The Mercury shortly after the announcement was made Thursday evening.

Aichele's term runs until the end of the year. Costello is a candidate for a full four-year term on the three-member commissioners' board.

The other two commissioners, Republican Terence Farrell and Democrat Kathi Cozzone, have also announced plans to seek re-election.

Each political party will nominate two candidates in the May primary and the top three vote-getters in the November general election will win seats on the Board of Commissioners.

Republicans have always held the majority on the commissioners' board and a Farrell-Costello team would have the advantage going into November.

Read more about Costello's appointment in a story by reporter Evan Brandt at the link below:

Costello tapped as new Chesco commissioner - pottsmerc.com

CBO Director Says Obamacare Would Reduce Employment by 800,000 Workers

CBO Director Says Obamacare Would Reduce Employment by 800,000 Workers | The Weekly Standard

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Newspaper: Obama's Big Lie on Taxes

Obama's Big Lie - Investors.com

Columnist: Ronald Reagan's Real Legacy

Reagan's biggest domestic achievement was the defeat of double-digit inflation, says Robert J. Samuelson.

Ronald Reagan's Real Legacy - Investors.com

At Super Bowl, God doesn't make the cut

With all the offensive ads shown during the Super Bowl, why would anyone object to a message about faith?

At Super Bowl, God doesn't make the cut - pottsmerc.com

Rep. Michele Bachmann Launches CPAC

Michele Bachmann Launches CPAC - HUMAN EVENTS

Halfway There

Brown, Castor endorsed by GOP for Montco commissioner

Incumbent Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. and newcomer Jenny Brown are the endorsed Republican candidates for Montgomery County commissioner.

Turncoat Jim Matthews, who betrayed the GOP four years ago by turning over control of county government to Democrat Joe Hoeffel, is busy cleaning out his desk.

Brown, Castor endorsed by GOP for Montco commissioner (video) - pottsmerc.com

Poll: Obama's Approval Rating on Deficit Sinks to New Low

Obama's Approval Rating on Deficit Sinks to New Low

Food stamp rolls reach historic levels

How's this for hope and change in Obama's America?

From Stateline.org:
Nationwide, one in seven Americans currently receives help from the government to put food on the table. All but 14 states saw double-digit spikes in the number of people getting food stamps over the one-year period that ended in November 2010. But Idaho had the largest one-year increase in the country: 28 percent, according to the latest government figures.
Read the full report at the link below:

Food stamp rolls reach historic levels

Six in Ten Employers Hope Health Care Reform Will Be Repealed

Six in Ten Employers Hope Health Care Reform Will Be Repealed

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

FRC Urges Congress to Move Forward with the 'Protect Life Act,' Remove Abortion Funding Scheme from Health Care Law

FRC Urges Congress to Move Forward with the 'Protect Life Act,' Remove Abortion Funding Scheme from Health Care Law

Bishops: Permanent Ban on Abortion Funding Long Overdue

Permanent Ban on Abortion Funding Long Overdue, Says USCCB In House Testimony

Wounded Warrior Project Outraged at White House

Wounded Warrior Project Outraged at White House Failure to Honor Commitment to Military Families in Desperate Need

Starving the ObamaCare Beast

Starving the ObamaCare Beast - HUMAN EVENTS

Chairman Rob Gleason's Tribute to Ronald Reagan

Poll: Majority of Americans oppose raising debt limit

From Investor's Business Daily:
Memo to the White House and Congress — a new IBD/TIPP Poll says the vast majority of Americans want you to be fiscally responsible. The depth of feeling is so great, in fact, that your jobs may depend on it.

As a debate heats up over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, Americans have already made up their minds: Don't even think about it.

In a survey of 915 adults taken from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, the IBD/TIPP Poll shows an overwhelming 70% agree that "Congress should not increase the debt limit." That's a stunning number, when you think about it.
Read more poll results at the link below:

Nyet On Debt - Investors.com

Gov. Tom Corbett signs his first death warrants

Gov. Tom Corbett signed his first two execution warrants today but don't get too excited if you are an advocate for the death penalty.

Gov. Ed Rendell signed 119 execution warrants during his eight years as Pennsylvania governor and not a single inmate on the state's death row was executed. The problem is the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which has rendered the state's death penalty meaningless.

Corbett signs his first death warrants - pottsmerc.com

Tribute to President Reagan

Scientists urge Congress not give into climate 'alarmists'

Global warming skeptics send letter to Congress urging members not give into climate 'alarmists' « The Daily Caller

Poll: Ratings of Leaders in Washington Still Mostly Negative

Ratings of Leaders in Washington, While Still Mostly Negative Improve Slightly

Sheriff Weaknecht touts programs, opens bid for 2nd term

Sheriff touts programs, opens bid for 2nd term

Green energy insufficient

A Berks County engineer takes Obama to school on energy and jobs.

Green energy insufficient (2/8/11)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Buried Inside

Blame Obama for Rising Gas Prices

Gas prices continue to rise thanks to Obama's failed energy policies.

From a new editorial in Investor's Business Daily:
An administration that has no respect for Congress, the courts or the Constitution has been found in contempt for reissuing a drilling moratorium that a U.S. district judge found overly broad.
White House's Contemptible Drilling Ban - Investors.com

Gary Sinise Speaks At Reagan 100th Birthday Celebration

Liberal bloggers attack Ronald Reagan on his birthday

Civility advocates bash the late Ronald Reagan on his birthday « The Daily Caller

Our media is fearless and intrepid — except when it comes to abortion

Our media is fearless and intrepid — except when it comes to abortion « The Daily Caller

Top 10 Reagan Achievements

Top 10 Reagan Achievements - HUMAN EVENTS

NAACP won’t directly address racism leveled against Clarence Thomas

NAACP won't directly address racism leveled against Clarence Thomas at progressive protest « The Daily Caller

Friday, February 4, 2011

Planned Parenthood Exposed

Three more Planned Parenthood videos released seemingly show staff aiding Pimp's underage prostitutes | The Daily Caller

NY Times letters to the editor can't say the the paper is 'wrong'

NY Times letters to the editor can't say the the paper is 'wrong' | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Video: Rewriting Ronald Reagan

How the Media Have Worked to Distort, Dismantle and Destroy Reagan Legacy

MRC.org - Media Research Center How the Media Have Worked to Distort, Dismantle and Destroy Reagan Legacy

Planned Parenthood Exposed: Covering Up Child Prostitution

Stop the presses: First iPad newspaper debuts

Stop the presses: First iPad newspaper debuts - pottsmerc.com

Obama Was Right About Debt In 2006

Sen. Barack Obama was very concerned about debt a few years ago. President Obama has piled on the debt so high, he's endangered the future of the United States. Liberal hypocrisy at its finest.

Obama Was Right About Debt In 2006 - Investors.com

Egypt: Preview of America in 2015, Says NIA

Egypt: Preview of America in 2015, Says NIA

Newspaper: Al Gore's Unending Blizzard Of Lies

From Investor's Business Daily:
As the nation digs itself out, the grand wizard of global warming comes out of hiding and blames it all on that SUV stuck in your driveway. A blizzard is a terrible thing to waste.
Gore's Unending Blizzard Of Lies - Investors.com

American Legion Renews Fight for Veterans 'Penalized for Their Wounds'

American Legion Renews Fight for Veterans 'Penalized for Their Wounds'

Abortion is health care?

MRC.org - The 'Advocates for Women's Health' at Planned Parenthood?

Al Gore's Got It Wrong: It's Just Bad Weather

Gore's Got It Wrong: It's Just Bad Weather - HUMAN EVENTS

Obama Administration Covering Up Abortion Data

Obama Administration Covering Up Abortion Data - HUMAN EVENTS

ABC Sets Up Sting Operation to Find Racism in AZ Immigration Law, Hires Actor to Play a Bigot

ABC Sets Up Sting Operation to Find Racism in AZ Immigration Law, Hires Actor to Play a Bigot

Networks Still AWOL as Now Fox News Covers Planned Parenthood Sting

Networks Still AWOL as Now Fox News Covers Planned Parenthood Sting

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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

FRC Commends Gov. Chris Christie's Refusal to Underwrite Planned Parenthood

FRC Commends Gov. Chris Christie's Refusal to Underwrite Planned Parenthood

Older Workers Most Likely to Experience Very Long-Term Unemployment

Older Workers Most Likely to Experience Very Long-Term Unemployment

Joe Scarnati joins the Social Network

Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has made the leap into social networking, announcing he has set up Twitter and Facebook accounts.

A top Republican leader in the state Senate, Scarnati said in a press release he will use the new mediums to "better inform not only the citizens of the 25th District, but the rest of the Commonwealth as well."

"Clearly it is important for voters to have information readily available to them and gain a better understanding of what is taking place in Harrisburg, as well as around the district," Scarnati said. "This is just another means to better notify the public of current actions."

Scarnati said his Twitter account will allow him to better communicate with voters in real time, while his Facebook page gives constituents the ability to view current photos, videos and audio files.

I don't think anyone has kept a tally, but I suspect there are still at least 100 current state lawmakers who are not using Facebook or Twitter. I'm not sure what they're waiting for.

Scarnati's Twitter page can be found at www.twitter.com/senatorscarnati

His Facebook page is www.facebook.com/senatorscarnati

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NPR Mangles Planned Parenthood Sting Story, Is Forced to Correct Story

Oops! NPR Mangles Planned Parenthood Sting Story, Is Forced to Correct

Obamacare Meets Its Death Panel

Obamacare Meets Its Death Panel - HUMAN EVENTS

Failure by Design: The Story Behind America's Broken Economy

Jimmy Carter All Over Again

It's Not the Economy Stupid, It's President Obama - HUMAN EVENTS

Undercover Video Shows Planned Parenthood Assisting with Underage Sex Trafficking

Is Planned Parenthood the next ACORN?

Undercover Video Shows Planned Parenthood Assisting with Underage Sex Trafficking - HUMAN EVENTS

14,000 Visitors

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Voter remorse

Even die-hard liberals like The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus is beginning to wonder why she voted for Obama.

Obama can deliver speeches but his leadership is lacking - pottsmerc.com

Bring down the cost of college textbooks



New website helps you find college textbooks at reasonable prices

Exeter Township resident George Lambriodes, a junior at Philadelphia University, has launched an online business to help college students buy and sell used textbooks.

The site, www.enoci.com, has been active for several weeks. It connects buyers and sellers of textbooks and other items on the same campus or with students at other schools.

The word "enoci" comes from the Greek language and it literally means "connection" or "to connect."

Lambriodes, a 2008 Exeter High School graduate. decided to launch the venture based on his own frustration with the high price of college textbooks.

Students can spend thousands of dollars each semester for required textbooks and even used books cost hundreds of dollars. Students receive pennies on the dollar from college bookstores when they attempt to sell books back after they're done with classes.

Lambriodes' site helps sellers earn a better return while still offering books at a discount to buyers. Clients can list any textbook for just 99 cents.

There are no shipping, commission or transaction fees involved with the service and clients can search the site for specific textbooks for free. You can search nationally, by region or by specific college campus.

Books are just the beginning. Clients can also use the site to sell supplies, room furnishings (mini refrigerators), CDs, DVDs, and even cars to fellow college students, according to Lambriodes.

Newspaper: Climate Change Claims Melt Away

The global warming hoax continues. How's that frozen Kool-Aid taste these days?

Climate Change Claims Melt Away - Investors.com

Revere America Applauds Florida Judge's Ruling Against Mandated Insurance

Revere America Applauds Florida Judge's Ruling Against Mandated Insurance

Economic Policy Institute Publishes State of Working America

Economic Policy Institute Publishes State of Working America

Some Glimmers of Optimism on the Economy

Some Glimmers of Optimism on the Economy

Tips for Applying for Student Financial Aid

Tips for Applying for Student Financial Aid

Medaglia launches website for state Senate run

Republican Larry Medaglia Jr. has launched a website in support of his campaign for Pennsylvania's 11th state Senate District, which covers most of Berks County.

The special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Sen. Mike O'Pake is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15.

Medaglia's campaign theme is: "The People's Choice for State Senate."

The current Berks County Register of Wills and former Berks Republican Party chairman, Medaglia is pushing four major issues: 1) Property Tax Elimination 2) Economic Growth and Job Creation 3) Reforming State Government and 4) Improving Basic Education

"This campaign is about the future of our community - a future where government leaders must be willing to make difficult choices and truly serve the community by lowering the tax burden and focusing resources on creating economic opportunities for everyone," Medaglia states on the website.

Medaglia's opponent is former Berks County Commissioner Judy Schwank, who voted to raise property taxes by 34% before leaving office four years ago.

Although Democrats enjoy a voter-registration advantage because the City of Reading is part of the 11th Senatorial District, Medaglia has a good chance of winning the election because he has waged successful countywide campaigns and the Democratic Party is split in its support of Schwank.

Many party loyalists wanted state Rep. Dante Santoni Jr., an 18-year veteran of Harrisburg, to be the candidate. Santoni's 126th House District is part of the 11th Senate District and Santoni is used to running campaigns and winning.

Schwank hasn't run for political office in more than eight years.

A party insider tells me Santoni and his supporters are very bitter at the way the party leaders picked a candidate and support for Schwank among active party workers is weak.

Visit Medaglia's website here.