Saturday, July 30, 2011

Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Debt Ceiling



Sen. Jon Kyl: "We start from the understanding that the reason the debt ceiling is a problem is because of runaway Washington spending. So, Republicans have been united in the belief that raising the debt ceiling without making significant spending reductions would be irresponsible."

Newspaper: America abandons Obama

Excellent editorial in The Washington Times about Obama's failed presidency.

From the Times:
So much for hope and change. With the economy growing worse and worse, the grand promises of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign have faded as the reality of malaise takes hold.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

EDITORIAL: America abandons Obama - Washington Times

Friday, July 29, 2011

Columnist: Is Obama a pathological liar?

Joseph Curl: Is Obama a pathological liar? - Washington Times

ATF agents denounce rogue Obama guns transfers

ATF agents denounce rogue guns transfers - Washington Times

Bill O'Reilly: Demonizing Christianity

Bill O'Reilly wants to know why the New York Times and some other liberal media are playing the "Christian extremist" card in the wake of the Oslo, Norway, massacre by a deranged left-wing extremist.

From O'Reilly's latest column:
Anders Brevik did not kill in the name of Jesus. He was not a member of a Christian-based al Qaeda-like group. He was not funded by Iran or enabled by Pakistan. He is simply a murderer, a man devoid of any spiritual conscience. A direct descendent of Cain.

Yet, somehow, Brevik is now a member of a peace-loving, compassionate group, at least according to some media. He's a Christian.

Who knew?
Read the full column at the link below:

Bill O'Reilly: Demonizing Christianity

NetChoice Strongly Opposes 'Main Street Fairness' Act From Congressional Democrats

NetChoice Strongly Opposes 'Main Street Fairness' Act From Congressional Democrats

Beware of Fiscal Potholes in Congress's Latest "Main Street Fairness Act," Taxpayer Group Warns

Beware of Fiscal Potholes in Congress' Latest 'Main Street Fairness Act,' Taxpayer Group Warns

Finalists for Pennsylvania's 2012 Teacher of the Year Announced

Finalists for Pennsylvania's 2012 Teacher of the Year Announced

Votocracy Launches Interactive Polling

Votocracy Launches Interactive Polling, Giving All Americans A Voice on Today's Top Political Issues

Newspaper: Global Warming Junk Science Unravels

From Investor's Business Daily:
The scientist who claimed that global warming threatens polar bears is under investigation. There's a hole in Earth's greenhouse. A cooler era lies ahead. That hiss is the hot air coming out of alarmists' balloon.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Junk Science Unravels - Investors.com

Obama Approval Drops to New Low of 40%

Obama Approval Drops to New Low of 40%

Obama Plummets to 40% in Gallup Poll

Obama Plummets to 40% in Gallup Poll - HUMAN EVENTS

In Debt Crisis, Senior Citizens Groups Offering False Hope to Elderly

In Debt Crisis, Senior Citizens Groups Offering False Hope to Elderly

Gov. Corbett Announces Nominations

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Obamacare won't rein in costs, study says

I hope you weren't dumb enough to believe that ObamaCare would bring down the cost of health care. A new study shows health care costs will go up substantially for most Americans under ObamaCare.

Health care law won't rein in costs, study says - Washington Times

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

There was a time when reporters at The Associated Press tried very hard to keep their personal opinions out of news articles. Not anymore. The AP is in the tank for Barack Obama and the Democrats.

AP's Abrams, Quoting No One, Claims That 'Some Legal Scholars' Believe Obama Can Bust Debt Ceiling With 14th Amendment | NewsBusters.org

RNC Ad Targets Hispanic Voters who are disenchanted with President Obama

RNC: They Said It!

RNC: They Said It!

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Texas Governor and Prayer Rally

Huge Win For Rick Perry, Free Speech: Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Texas Governor and Prayer Rally

Pennsylvania lost 18,371 businesses in 2008-09

Number of Nonemployer Firms Shrinks Again in 2009, Census Bureau Reports

ATI Fellows Expose 'The War on Natural Gas'

ATI Fellows Expose 'The War on Natural Gas'

Gov. Corbett Joins Crossing of America Tour

Governor Corbett Joins Crossing of America Tour in Butler, Highlights Effort to Support Wounded Warriors, Survivors of Fallen Heroes

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Cast GOP as Debt Ceiling Villains

MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Cast GOP as Debt Ceiling Villains

Obama: More than Twice the Debt in Half the Time as Bush

Obama: More than Twice the Debt in Half the Time as Bush

The Great Debate: Obama Vs. Obama

The Great Debate: Obama Vs. Obama | CNSnews.com

NewsBusted 7/26/11

Your daily dose of liberal media bias

Media Ignore Alarmist Liberal Ad Warning Kids Will Die if Congress Trims EPA Budget | NewsBusters.org

Tea Party Rips 'GOP RINOs' for Debt Limit Sell-Out

Tea Party Rips 'GOP RINOs' for Debt Limit Sell-Out

RNC: His Jello-Ness, The President

RNC: His Jello-Ness, The President

Change Direction 4: Stop the Obama Agenda

RNC Launches Fourth 'Change Direction' Television Ad, Hispanic Radio Spot In Florida

RNC Launches Fourth 'Change Direction' Television Ad, Hispanic Radio Spot In Florida

PA Office of Inspector General Announces June Welfare Fraud Adjudications

PA Office of Inspector General Announces June Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Editorial: Gov't Welfare Widens The Wealth Gap

Editorial: Gov't Welfare Widens The Wealth Gap - Investors.com

Promises, Promises: Obama will cut deficit in half

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Wrench In the Plans

One Less Radical Czar In Washington

Elizabeth Warren returning to Harvard - The Hill's On The Money

Florida Congressman Connie Mack: 'Oama' Lack of Leadership Puts America in Danger'

Mack: 'Obama's Lack of Leadership Puts America in Danger'

ACLJ to Back WTC Cross Calling Atheist Lawsuit 'Deeply Flawed'

ACLJ to Back World Trade Center Cross Calling Atheist Lawsuit 'Deeply Flawed'

Richard Viguerie: Speaker Boehner Gave the Best Speech of His Political Career

Richard Viguerie: Speaker Boehner Gave the Best Speech of His Political Career

Harley-Davidson Auctions a Bike Signed by the Stars of 'Captain America: The First Avenger' to Support Disabled Vets

Harley-Davidson Auctions a Bike Signed by the Stars of Captain America: The First Avenger to Support Disabled Vets

Sad ... But True



Another fine example of why Randy Bish of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is the best editorial cartoonist in Pennsylvania ... and one of the best in the country.

Gov. Corbett Announces Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations, Appointments

PA Department of Health Announces Possible Measles Exposure in Berks, Bucks, Delaware and Lehigh Counties

PA Department of Health Announces Possible Measles Exposure in Berks, Bucks, Delaware and Lehigh Counties

Speaker of the House John Boehner on America's Debt Crisis: No 'blank check' for Obama

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

RNC: Obama Vastly Out of Touch on Economy

Vastly Out Of Touch, says Republican National Committee: At His Town Hall In Maryland, Will Obama Repeat The Outrageous Claims His Advisors Have Made About The Economy?

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh Receives State Crime Prevention Award

Chester County, Pennsylvania Sheriff Receives State Crime Prevention Award

Marcellus Shale Commission Issues Final Report in Pennsylvania

Marcellus Shale Commission Issues Final Report in Pennsylvania

PA Lottery Reports Record Sales

PA Lottery Reports Record Sales, Posts Increase in Profits to Programs Benefiting Older Pennsylvanians

Editorial: Democrats Are Obsessed With Raising Taxes

Editorial: Democrats Are Obsessed With Raising Taxes - Investors.com

Home Depot Co-Founder: Obama Is Choking Recovery

Home Depot Co-Founder: Obama Is Choking Recovery - Investors.com

NewsBusted 7/22/11

AARP Magazine Lists Harrisburg Among Top 10 Best Places To Live (and Retire) Affordably in the U.S.

AARP The Magazine Reveals its Annual List of the Top 10 Best Places To Live (and Retire) Affordably in the U.S.

30 Motor Coaches Pulled From Service in Pennsylvania

State Police Leads Multi-Agency Motor Coach Enforcement Effort; 30 Motor Coaches Pulled From Service

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Newspaper: Obamacare could leave families with high insurance costs

Healthcare law could leave families with high insurance costs - The Hill's Healthwatch

RNC: No Surprise, Americans Finding Out ObamaCare Isn't What They Were Told

RNC: O-Not-As-Advertised-Care

Poll: Most Drivers With Cell Phones Use Them While Driving

Most Drivers With Cell Phones Use Them While Driving Even Though They Know It Is Unsafe; More Than One In Five Text While Driving

Spenditol

Pennsylvania jobless rate rises to 7.6%

The Obama Recession continues.

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in June, up from 7.4 percent in May.

While the state's rate is lower than the national average of 9.2 percent, it still signals the fact that Barack Obama's economic polices are a total failure.

Pennsylvania's Employment Situation: June 2011

PA Department of State: Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 125 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

PA Department of State: Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 125 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Poll: Generic Republican Candidate 47%, Obama 41%

Election 2012: Generic Presidential Ballot

Tea Party Song 'Take Your Hands Out Of Our Pockets'

Chester County workers reject offer to join union

Chesco employees reject collective bargaining unit - pottsmerc.com

Dick Lugar: Obama's Favorite Republican Senator

Gov. Corbett Announces Recent Nomination, Appointments

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nomination, Appointments

RNC - Democrats Are Starting to Sound the Alarm: The 2012 Map Isn't as Big as Obama May Be Hoping For

RNC - Democrats Are Starting to Sound the Alarm: The 2012 Map Isn't as Big as Obama May Be Hoping For

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

RNC: Debbie Dodges Reality

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Claims Economy Is Turning Around Again

RNC: Debbie Dodges Reality

Turkish Invasion in Cyprus (1974)



Today is the 37th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. More than 6,000 Greek-Cypriots were killed, thousands more wounded ... and 1,300 men, 116 women and 133 children taken captive by the Turks to be murdered or sent to concentration camps. Nearly 200,000 Greeks were forced from their homes by the Turkish army, which still occupies Cyprus today. We will never forget!

Cyprus occupation enters 37th year

Columnist: Cyprus occupation enters 37th year - pottsmerc.com

Thun Trail work day in Douglassville set for July 31

The Schuylkill River Greenway Association TrailKeepers and the Berks County Bicycle Club will hold a workday on the Thun Trail from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31.

Volunteers will meet at the Trailhead at Morlatton Village, Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville, to install bollards, clear brush and complete general maintenance.
A rain date will be held on July 31.

In the event of questionable weather or conditions, call Greg Marshall at 610-780-3195.

Columnist: Book casts doubt on Obama story

Columnist Byron York: Book casts doubt on Obama story - pottsmerc.com

3 Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers Killed in Action

Three Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers Killed in Action

New Study: Pa. Self-Sufficient in Natural Gas

New Study: Pa. Self-Sufficient in Natural Gas, Marcellus Shale Could Lead Nation in Production by 2020

Pennsylvania casinos fined $355,000

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves Fines Totaling $355,000

Change Direction 3

RNC Launches Third 'Change Direction' Television Ad

RNC Launches Third 'Change Direction' Television Ad, Hispanic Radio Buy In Southwest

Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States Comments on 37th Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion

Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States Comments on 37th Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion

Pennsylvania State Police Report Number of Police Pursuits Fell in 2010

Pennsylvania State Police Report Number of Police Pursuits Fell in 2010

Pennsylvania Awards $99M for Water Infrastructure Projects

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces $99 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 20 Counties

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CEO Rips Obama on Economy

Wynn Resorts CEO Rips Obama In Earnings Conference Call With Analysts

Business group sees turnaround for Mount Penn

If you've driven along Perkiomen Avenue these days, you know Mount Penn needs to do a lot more to attract new businesses.

Business group sees turnaround for Mount Penn

Time for Pennsylvania to End Religious Discrimination for Teachers

An 1895 law prohibits Pennsylvania teachers from wearing religious garb such as a yarmulke or religious symbols, like a cross or the Star of David, while in the classroom.

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature would repeal the restrictions.

Only two states - Pennsylvania and Nebraska - have such prohibitions on what teachers can wear.

House Bill 1581, co-sponsored by state Reps. Eugene DePasquale, D-York County, and Will Tallman, R-Adams County, would end the discrimination imposed on educators.

"The time has come for Pennsylvania to repeal it," state Rep. Eugene DePasquale told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "We're not talking about people proselytizing. It's what they wear. There's a big difference between wearing a cross or yarmulke and saying, 'You should be Catholic.' "

Added state Rep. Will Tallman: "This is about restoring religious neutrality to our public school system and upgrading an old and discriminatory law. We want every teacher to be free to exercise his or her religion, regardless of that faith."

It's time for Pennsylvania to join the rest of the nation and allow teachers to display their faith without fear of disciplinary action.

Read more about the issue at the Tribune-Review website.

NewsBusted 7/19/11

RNC: They Said It! Obama White House Says Leadership Is Not Proposing Your Own Deficit Plan

RNC: They Said It! Obama White House Says Leadership Is Not Proposing Your Own Deficit Plan

Tips To Beat The Heat

PA Health Department Offers Important Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

PA Banking Department Warns Consumers of Suspected Online Scam

PA Banking Department Warns Consumers of Suspected Online Scam

Obama Supporters Bailing Out

Thanks A Bundle: Many Of Obama's 2008 Supporters Have Failed To Say They're 'In' This Time Around, Says Republican National Committee

Natural Gas Community Spotlights Safe and Responsible Development in Pennsylvania

Natural Gas Community Spotlights Safe and Responsible Development in Pennsylvania

One Obama Presser, 36 Obama Lies and Deceptions

One Obama Presser, 36 Obama Lies and Deceptions

Monday, July 18, 2011

Democrats were WARNED of Financial crisis and did NOTHING

Rep. Tom Quigley to host town hall-style conference call

Quigley to host town hall-style conference call July 19 - pottsmerc.com

Governor Corbett: $3.8 Million will Improve Operations at Eight Airports

Governor Corbett: $3.8 Million will Improve Operations at Eight Airports

Pennsylvania Teenagers Attending State Police Honor Camp

Pennsylvania Teenagers Attending State Police Honor Camp

Columnist: Modern Poverty Includes Air-Conditioning and an Xbox

From a new column by Ken McIntyre at National Review Online:
Census officials continue to grossly exaggerate the numbers of the poor, creating a false picture in the public mind of widespread material deprivation, writes Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Robert Rector in a new paper.

"Most news stories on poverty feature homeless families, people living in crumbling shacks, or lines of the downtrodden eating in soup kitchens," Rector says. "The actual living conditions of America’s poor are far different from these images."
Read the full column at the link below:

Modern Poverty Includes A.C. and an Xbox - By Ken McIntyre - The Corner - National Review Online

Your daily dose of liberal media bias

Numbers Don't Lie: 'Daily Show' Jon Stewart Hammers Right Nearly Four Times More than Left | NewsBusters.org

5 Falsehoods of the Debt Debate

Five Falsehoods of the Debt Debate - HUMAN EVENTS

AP: Obama Wasn't Honest About Americans Wanting Tax Hikes

AP: Obama Wasn't Honest About Americans Wanting Tax Hikes - HUMAN EVENTS

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Obama's Sorry Record

The Republican National Committee has done a nice job of recapping Barack Obama's legacy on the economy so far. Hekavu, job.
HOW HAS OBAMA DONE?

$1.65 Trillion: Projected Federal Deficit For FY2011 – Will Be The Largest In U.S. History. (OMB, 2/14/11)

$1.42 Trillion: Federal Budget Deficit For FY2009 – Highest In U.S. History. (CBO, 10/7/10)

$1.29 Trillion: Federal Budget Deficit For FY2010 – Second Highest In U.S. History. (CBO, 10/7/10)

44.6 Million: Americans Receiving Food Stamps. (The Wall Street Journal, 5/31/11)

14.0 Million: Unemployed Americans. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/14/11)

6.8 Million: Foreclosure Filings Since Obama Took Office. (RealtyTrac, Accessed 7/14/11)

2.5 Million: Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/14/11)

2.0 Million: Private Sector Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/14/11)

1.8 Million: Jobs Lost Since Obama's Stimulus Was Passed. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/14/11)

1.59 Million: Personal Bankruptcies In 2010. (United States Courts, 2/15/11)

9.2%: Unemployment Rate. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/14/11)
RNC: 'Give It To Me'

Friday, July 15, 2011

Poll: 55% Oppose Tax Hike In Debt Ceiling Deal

55% Oppose Tax Hike In Debt Ceiling Deal

The race card again? Really?

How desperate are Democrats? Incompetence has nothing to do with race, Ms. Jackson Lee.

Jackson Lee: Congress complicating debt ceiling because Obama is black - The Hill's Floor Action

Columnist: We're All Greeks Now

Columnist Pat Buchanan says the United States is headed for the same fate as Greece.

We're All Greeks Now - HUMAN EVENTS

Toomey: Obama Out of Touch with American People

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) issued the following statement after President Obama made comments today on the debt ceiling negotiations:
"President Obama once again demonstrated a lack of seriousness today in dealing with the nation’s looming debt crisis. He chose to mischaracterize House and Senate efforts to reach a balanced budget despite the fact that he has failed to produce a plan of his own to rein in the spending problem that he and his administration have largely created over the past three years. He has also demonstrated how out of touch he is with the American people by denigrating a balanced budget amendment, which has the overwhelming support of the American people. It is a shame that the president doesn't understand that a constitutional amendment to balance the budget is consistent with Congress doing its job. The president's actions continue to point in the same direction: He wants a debt limit increase without real limits on spending. I cannot, and will not, support any plan that that does not institute meaningful spending cuts and does not put our country on the path to a balanced budget."

PA Statewide Hearings Set to Update 12-Year Transportation Program

PA Statewide Hearings Set to Update 12-Year Transportation Program

RNC: A Referendum on Getting Things Done?

RNC: A Referendum on Getting Things Done?

PA Website Helps Families Locate Summer Meal Program Sites

Department of Education Announces Website for Families to Locate Summer Meal Program Sites

Take Away Obama's Blank Check

Opinion: Route 422 tolls would be a burden on local residents

Route 422 tolls would be a burden on local residents - pottsmerc.com

Fast And Furious Scandal: A Watergate For Obama?

What did Obama know and when did he know it?

Fast And Furious Scandal: A Watergate For Obama? - Investors.com

Your daily dose of liberal media bias

Only 2% of Network Reports on Debt Ceiling Battle Mention Public Opposition to Increase | NewsBusters.org

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Debt Ceiling Vote Could End Some Political Careers

Newspaper: Obama Exposes Social Security 'Lockbox' Lie

From Investor's Business Daily:
In trying to score political points against the GOP by warning that retirement checks were in jeopardy if the debt ceiling isn't raised, President Obama exposed the fraud at the heart of Social Security.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Giving Lie To The 'Lockbox' - Investors.comN

Rep. Tom Quigley: Controlling PA Spending Starts with Welfare Reform

Controlling State Spending Starts with Welfare Reform

By Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery)

In light of the recent passage of the budget for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I wanted to focus on an area of the budget that may not have received much attention; welfare reform. Nearly 40 percent of Pennsylvania's annual state budget is used to support public welfare programs, making public welfare the single largest expenditure in the Commonwealth, above even public education. In the 2011-12 fiscal year, welfare programs will receive more than $10.5 billion out of our $27.15 billion total budget.

Even when faced with a worldwide economic downturn and multi-billion dollar budget deficits, the public welfare allocation in Pennsylvania continued to balloon, while nearly every other sector of state spending was being slashed. Our Medical Assistance benefits are growing at a rate of nearly 12 percent every year, increasing by a total of 97 percent in the past decade. At the same time, our general revenue collections are only increasing by 3 percent per year. Clearly if we are going to control state spending and balance our budgets into the future, we must take a hard look at managing welfare spending and reforming welfare programs.

House Republicans have made welfare reform the foundation for our agenda to return sensibility to state spending. This spring, we introduced a package of eight measures designed to return fairness, accountability, integrity and responsibility to Pennsylvania’s welfare system. Of those eight bills, six gained approval in the House and four were signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett as part of the final budget agreement.

The four welfare reform measures that have now been signed into law include:

• Instituting drug testing for welfare applicants who have been convicted of a drug felony in the past five years.
• Creating an Income Eligibility Verification System to detect fraud by authenticating recipient information.
• Basing benefit amounts on the permanent legal residence of applicants to discourage benefit shopping.
• Requiring greater oversight into the Special Allowances program, as outlined by Auditor General Jack Wagner.

Because of the inclusion of these reforms in the budget package, hundreds of millions of dollars were applied to restoring many of the Governor’s proposed cuts to public and higher education.

Welfare reform is not about denying assistance to people who are truly in need, but it is about ensuring that every taxpayer dollar is being used appropriately. The four proposals signed into law were designed to preserve welfare assistance for senior citizens, people with disabilities, children and those who need a temporary safety net until they are able to get back on their own feet.

If we had not taken action to implement these reforms, our welfare system would eventually become unsustainable and our state budget unsound. Not only must we contend with our current liabilities, but we must also look down the road to when the federal health care law takes effect and even more people are added to our welfare assistance rolls through Medicaid programs. The federal government will only fully fund these additional beneficiaries for three years and after that some of the costs will be turned over to the states. While we will not have much control over the addition of these new beneficiaries, we can and should better manage other public welfare programs.

I am pleased about the great strides we have made to improve the way in which Pennsylvania administers welfare programs, and I am hopeful we will be able to achieve even greater success in the future. The viability of all state programs depends on our ability to control welfare costs and appropriately oversee how our state tax dollars are being spent.

State Rep. Tom Quigley is a Republican who has represented Pennsylvania's 146th House District in the state Legislature since 2004.

Baldwin Hardware plant to close, 160 jobs lost

The Obama Recession Continues.

Baldwin Hardware plant to close; about 160 jobs will be lost

Media Ignores Obama's Fat Cat Donors

Media Ignores Obama's Fat Cat Donors | NewsBusters.org

Video: NewsBusted

Department of Health Announces Possible Measles Exposure in Berks County

Department of Health Announces Possible Measles Exposure in Berks County

RNC: How Has Obama Done In The Past 2 Years?

RNC: "Give It To Me"

Rep. Quigley to Host Town Hall-Style Conference Call

State Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) will host a town hall meeting via telephone for residents of Pennsylvania's 146th House District at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19.

From a Quigley press release:
"I am hosting this town hall-style conference call to give everyone I represent the opportunity to find out what is going on in Harrisburg and our community and also ask questions without having to leave their home. In light of the recently passed state budget, I am interested to hear what people have to say."

At approximately 7 p.m. on July 19, automated calls will be placed to residents of the 146th District inviting them to participate in the hour-long call.

At any point during the phone call, people will be given the chance to ask questions by pressing *3, and he will try to get to everyone's inquires during the allotted hour.

Pennsylvania Game Commission 26th Annual Wildlife Art Show Set For Aug. 5-7

Pennsylvania Game Commission 26th Annual Wildlife Art Show Set For Aug. 5-7

Shattering the Social Security Myth

In trying to scare Americans about their Social Security checks not arriving in August, Barack Obama told the truth for the first time in his life. Social Security is a giant government-run Ponzi scheme. Your money has already been spent by the politicians in Washington.

John Hayward, writing at Human Events:
President Obama has performed one very important service for his country during the debt ceiling negotiations: he has utterly and forever shattered the myth of the Social Security "lockbox."
Shattering the Social Security Myth - HUMAN EVENTS

August Budget Chart All News Outlets Would Report If They Weren't Liberal

August Budget Chart All News Outlets Would Report If They Weren't Liberal | NewsBusters.org

Opinion: Debt growing faster under Obama

Debt growing faster under Obama (7/14/11)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Websites Launched to Support Obama Impeachment & Protests

Websites Launched to Support Obama Impeachment & Protests

National Inflation Association: Ben Bernanke is Wrong, Gold is Money

NIA: Bernanke is Wrong, Gold is Money

RNC: Obama Heeding Own Advice on Tax Hikes?

RNC: Heeding Their Own Advice?

Miss America Speaks about Christianity



Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan talks about faith.

The Permanent Obama Campaign

In between rounds of golf, Barack Obama has found time to hold more than 30 campaign fundraising events in the first half of 2011.

It's not like he has any important issues to deal with as president. He fixed all our problems, right?

The Permanent Obama Campaign | The Weekly Standard

Editorial: The Media Are In The Bag For Obama

Barack Obama, Instant Centrist - Investors.com

Commonwealth Foundation Toasts Turzai Liquor Freedom Bill

Commonwealth Foundation Toasts Turzai Liquor Freedom Bill

Time to Change Direction

Opinion: Route 422 toll plan is another tax

Route 422 toll plan is another tax - pottsmerc.com

Newspaper: PA taxpayers miffed at COLA for lawmakers

At a time when Pennsylvania residents are dealing with a tough economy and cuts in the state budget, state lawmakers continue to enjoy high salaries and perks. The Pottstown Mercury wants to know why lawmakers are not sharing the sacrifice?

Pa. taxpayers miffed at COLA for lawmakers - pottsmerc.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Obama Orders Launched Fast and Furious

Al Gore Still Peddling Snake Oil

Al Gore Announces New Campaign and Worldwide, 24-Hour Event to Mobilize Climate Change Action

Bizarro Obama: Job Losses Prove Stimulus Worked

Obama: Job Losses Prove Stimulus Worked - HUMAN EVENTS

Sen. Rubio: 'Every Aspect of Life In America Is Worse' Under Obama

Rubio: 'Every Aspect of Life In America Is Worse' Under Obama - HUMAN EVENTS

Newspaper: New law puts teeth into PA Sunshine Laws

From an editorial in The Mercury:
Senate Bill 101 increases the fines that may be imposed on elected officials who participate in a meeting with the intent of violating the open meeting requirements.

The fine, which was previously a flat rate of $100, was raised to as much as $1,000 for a first offense and $500 to $2,000 for a second offense. The mandate is set to take effect in 60 days.

The increased penalties for violating state sunshine laws were long overdue.

Pennsylvania has been known to be among the most antiquated states in the nation in its laws on open meetings and open records — a standing that was improved somewhat with the passage of open records reform several years ago.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

New law puts teeth into state sunshine laws - pottsmerc.com

Corbett: Pennsylvania is Committed to Protecting Chesapeake Bay's Health

Governor Corbett Says Pennsylvania is Committed to Protecting Chesapeake Bay's Health

PA Banking Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Actions

PA Banking Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Actions

Video: 'Spine'

Democrat Pat Caddell On Obama: 'Does This Guy Have Any Idea What He Is Doing?

Pat Caddell On Obama: "Does This Guy Have Any Idea What He Is Doing"

Memorial fund set for family of slain Berks County deputy

A memorial fund has been established for the widow and unborn child of Berks County Deputy Sheriff Kyle D. Pagerly, who was killed in the line of duty on June 29.

Memorial fund set for family of slain deputy

Monday, July 11, 2011

Toomey staffer needs better phone manners

I noticed this comment left by a Pottstown Mercury reader on the newspaper's Sound Off line:
I want to thank The Mercury for putting in the paper all the phone numbers for all the local congressmen and senators from this area. But be known to all the people that when I called (Sen. Bob) Casey's office, I found very polite people to listen. When I called (Sen. Pat) Toomey's office, this man I voted for, I found people who argued with me and told me that I didn't know what I was talking about.
It's possible the caller was a flaming liberal calling Toomey's office to harass staffers, but the caller is still a constituent who pays Toomey's salary (and those of his staffers) so anyone answering phones for elected officials should always be curtious and patient and just pass on the information to their boss (not argue with callers).

Monday's Sound Off - pottsmerc.com

RNC: Obama Admits He Will Raise Taxes If He Is Reelected

Looking for more hope and change?

Obama said he will raise taxes and cut Medicare benefits if he gets another term in office.

RNC: Two Simple Truths From Obama

Dumb and Dumber at the White House: Top 10 Obama Gaffes

Top 10 Obama Gaffes - HUMAN EVENTS

Columnist: Unemployment Numbers Are A Candy-Coated Fantasy

Those Awful June Unemployment Numbers Are A Candy-Coated Fantasy - HUMAN EVENTS

Pennsylvania DEP Announces $2.6 million in Conservation District Grants for Increased Outreach to Agricultural Community

Pennsylvania DEP Announces $2.6 million in Conservation District Grants for Increased Outreach to Agricultural Community

PennDOT: Motorists' Survey Feedback Will Help Prioritize Safety Efforts

PennDOT: Motorists' Survey Feedback Will Help Prioritize Safety Efforts

Can jobs news get worse under Obama? Just wait and see

Jobs report is real ugly, and that's the good news - NYPOST.com

Berks Tea Party backs Muhlenberg candidates

Without any state or federal contests, the Berks County Tea Party is focussing on local elections this fall.

Berks Tea Party backs Muhlenberg candidates

Pennsylvania bans private transfer fees in real estate sales

Pennsylvania latest state to ban private transfer fees in real estate sales

Berks County League of Women Voters May Disband

The Berks County League of Women Voters, which has been providing nonpartisan information to voters and hosting candidate forums for seven decades, is on life support.

Less than 20 active members remain in the group and just nine of them voted to keep the organization going at a recent meeting.

Efforts are under way by the state and national League to keep the Berks group afloat for another years, but it's not looking good unless more people join and become involved.

From the Reading Eagle:
The League of Women Voters of Berks County is fighting for its life.

After a knockout 9-8 vote June 26 to disband the group, members convened a special meeting and voted to continue with a streamlined format for one more year, leaving the specter of an end to the group still in play.
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Berks voters group elects to continue, for now

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fast-And-Furious-Gate: Media Covers Up Latest Obama Scandal

Investor's Business Daily is one of the few American newspapers asking questions about a massive scandal inside the Obama administration involving the use of tax dollars to supply guns to Mexican drug lords.

From a new editorial on the scandal and the liberal media's attempt to shield Obama from scrutiny:
The ATF's acting director spills the beans on a program involving multiple agencies that not only supplied guns to Mexican gangs and drug cartels but may also have used taxpayer dollars to buy them.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Fast-And-Furious-Gate (Cont'd) - Investors.com

Obama Again Blames His Record Deficit & Debt On Bush

Two-and-a-half years into his failed presidency, Barack Obama is still trying to blame George W. Bush for his very own incompetence. When will the corrupt liberal media stop giving Obama a free pass and hold him responsible?

Disgusting. Obama Again Blames His Record Deficit & Debt On Bush - HUMAN EVENTS

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace need fire police

Volunteers are needed to assist local firefighters and police.

Mount Penn, Lower Alsace need fire police

Opinion: Hidden agenda behind Route 422 tolling

The hidden agenda behind Route 422 tolling - The Mercury www.pottsmerc.com

Republicans have a plan to create jobs



House Republican Conference Vice Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivers the Weekly Republican Address. She discusses the latest monthly jobs report, which shows increased unemployment and a stalled economic recovery. House Republicans have passed 9 bills to spur job growth and foster an environment of confidence for America's small businesses - but Senate Democrats have taken no action on these bills. The president has failed to understand that our nation spends too much, not taxes too little. Further taxing businesses across America will destroy any chances of economic recovery. It's time for real solutions. Visit http://jobs.gop.gov to see the House Republican Plan for America's Job Creators.

Friday, July 8, 2011

ObamaCare Forcing Americans Out of Their Health Plans

ObamaCare Forcing Americans Out of Their Health Plans - HUMAN EVENTS

Obama Political Advisor: Unemployment Isn't that Important to Voters

Barack Obama and the elites who work for him don't care about America's jobless.

Obama Political Advisor: Unemployment Isn't that Important to Voters

More than 14 Million Americans Still Unemployed

If we give Obama a second term, I'm sure he can double the number of unemployed.

More than 14 Million Americans Still Unemployed

'We don't want to become an empire instead of a republic'

Your daily dose of liberal media bias

Obama Receives Little Flak for 'Internets' Gaffe | NewsBusters.org

The Obama recession continues

RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on the June Unemployment Numbers

Obama and His Failed Policies Own This Month's 'Weak' Jobs Report

Obama and His Failed Policies Own This Month's "Weak" Jobs Report

Lt. Governor Cawley Says Marcellus Shale Creating Jobs in Western PA

Lt. Governor Cawley Says Marcellus Shale Creating Jobs in Western PA

Emerald Ash Borer Found in 2 More PA Counties; Public Urged Not to Transport Firewood

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Two More Pennsylvania Counties; Public Urged Not to Transport Firewood

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hitler Hears The News On Casey Anthony Verdict

Remembering Pre-Obama America

Remembering Pre-Obama America

Newspaper: Obama Lies, Damned Lies And Job Statistics

One of the nation's leading business publications, Investor's Business Daily, calls out Barack Obama on the lies he's been telling about the economic recovery that has yet to materialize
The White House tries to spin its own economists' conclusions that the Democrats' massive, ineffective stimulus package cost a whopping $278,000 per job. If only it was that cheap.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

The Economic Spin-You-Less - Investors.com

Economic Turnaround?

20 Democrats Support a Balanced Budget Amendment



Only 20 Congressional Democrats support a balanced budget? I guess that means the others support deficit spending. No wonder this country is $14 Trillion in the red.

Commonwealth Foundation Applauds Initial Liquor Liberty Law Proposal

Commonwealth Foundation Applauds Initial Liquor Liberty Law Proposal

Judicial Watch: Obama Officials Misled Congress Regarding Scope of Illegal Immigration Deportation Dismissals

Obama Officials Misled Congress Regarding Scope of Illegal Immigration Deportation Dismissals According to Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch

Newspaper: Obama Has Made Things Worse

Blaming the previous administration only lasts so long. Investor's Business Daily recaps some of the damage Barack Obama has done to the economy in the past two years:
• There are 2 million fewer private-sector jobs now than when Obama was sworn in, and the unemployment rate is 1.5 percentage points higher.

• There are now more long-term unemployed than at any time since the government started keeping records.

• The U.S. dollar is more than 12% weaker.

• The number of Americans on food stamps has climbed 37%.

• The Misery Index (unemployment plus inflation) is up 62%.

• And the national debt is about 40% higher than it was in January 2009.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Romney's Right: It Is Worse Now - Investors.com

Senate Democrats fuming over Obama move to cut Social Security

Senate Democrats fuming over Obama's apparent move on Social Security - TheHill.com

Governor Corbett Signs 46 Measures into Law

Governor Corbett Signs 46 Measures into Law

Gov. Corbett Nominates Chesco GOP Chief Joseph Brion to Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Governor Corbett Nominates Joseph Brion to Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Corbett shakes up PA Board of Probation

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Nominates Craig McKay and Michael Potteiger to State Board of Probation and Parole, Names Lloyd White as Acting Chairman

Corbett Administration Now Accepting Proposals for New Prison Project in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Corbett Administration Now Accepting Proposals for New Prison Project in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Obama's White House Staffers Salary Freeze Lie ??

Jackie Mason: Obama One of Three Worst Presidents in History

Jackie Mason: Obama One of Three Worst Presidents in History

White House Targets Conservatives on Twitter

White House Uses Progressive Media Director to Bully Conservatives on Twitter | NewsBusters.org

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry: The Candidate Obama Would Fear the Most

The last two times a governor from Texas ran for president, he took out two of the biggest liberals the Democratic Party could find in Al Gore and John Kerry.

Columnist Merrill Matthews believes ultra-liberal Barack Obama is losing sleep at the prospect of Texas Gov. Rick Perry challening him in 2012.

Gov. Rick Perry: The Candidate Obama Would Fear the Most - HUMAN EVENTS

Video: Change Direction

RNC Launches New Television Ad 'Change Direction'

RNC Launches New Television Ad 'Change Direction'

The Dick Morris Poll: Obama Losing Jewish Voters

If the election were held today, President Obama would get only 56 percent of the Jewish vote against a generic Republican candidate, down from the 78 percent he won in 2008 and less than the 74 percent John Kerry received in 2004, according to the latest Dick Morris Poll.

Follow the link below for complete poll results:

The Dick Morris Poll: Obama Losing Jewish Voters

Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Increased 7.8% in 2010-2011

Pennsylvania casinos continue to generate more revenues, but Pennsylvania homeowners see less in property tax relief from casino revenues. Where is the money going?

Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Increased 7.8% in 2010-2011

Happy Birthday President Bush



Former President George W. Bush is 65 today.

Bozell Column: Media pandering for Obama getting worse

Bozell Column: The Zero-Blame Game | NewsBusters.org

Monday, July 4, 2011

Video: Obama Isn't Working



More than 100,000 Pennsylvania jobs lost since Barack Obama took office. Nearly 40,000 Pa. manufacturing jobs lost since 2009. More than 470,000 Pennsylvanians looking for work. Obama isn't working.

Understanding the Declaration of Independence

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Obama Flunks Economics 101

Is there anyone in the Democratic Party with an understanding of basic economics?

Weekly Standard:Obama's Economists: 'Stimulus' Has Cost $278,000 per Job

'Without Firing A Shot'

Obamacare Death Star will strike soon

Unless Darth Obama is stopped in 2012, Americans will suffer dire consequences under his Evil Empire as Obamacare devastates the nation. So says Sen. Jim DeMint in an op-ed published by The Washington Examiner.

All kidding aside, from DeMint's column:
President Obama's healthcare takeover is poised to land a devastating blow to American families and the economy of a size and scope never seen before.

Obama's bureaucratic Death Star becomes fully operational in 2014. When that happens, it will lay waste to the private healthcare system by imposing unanticipated costs on companies and individuals that will cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance and be forced into the new government program.
Read the full column at the link below:

Obamacare Death Star will strike soon | Sen. Jim DeMint | Op Eds | Washington Examiner

Thaddeus McCotter Issues Five Core Principles to Seize Freedom

Here's all you need to know about Thaddeus McCotter from his presidential campaign website:

Five core principles:
* Our liberty is from God not the government.
* Our sovereignty is in our souls not the soil.
* Our security is from strength not surrender.
* Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector.
* Our truths are self-evident not relative.

Newspaper: McCotter's White House bid about seizing freedom

McCotter's White House bid about seizing freedom - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USATODAY.com

Think the Press is Free? Think Again.

Dr. Ron Ross offers some advice to prevent the Obama Regime from imposing government control of all news media: "subscribe to and support your local newspaper. They are on the front lines in the battle for a free press."

Think the Press is Free? Think Again.

Columnist: Three things you can do for liberty

Sunday Reflection: Three things you can do for liberty | Glenn Harlan Reynolds | Columnists | Washington Examiner

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ann Coulter: Glenn Beck Vs. The Mob

Did you hear about the left-wing mob surrounding Glenn Back and his family at a public park in New York City?

Funny how the liberal media ignored the story. I guess they were busy with the latest Paris Hilton or Charlie Sheen news or maybe they're still trying to sort through Sarah Palin's emails.

Ann Coulter writes about unhinged liberals in a new column at Human Events.

From Coulter's column:
Beck and his family would have been fine at an outdoor rap concert. They would have been fine at a sporting event. They would have been fine at any paid event, mostly because people who work for the government and live in rent-controlled apartments would be too cheap to attend.

Only a sad leftist with a crappy job could be so brimming with self-righteousness to harangue a complete stranger in public.

A liberal's idea of being a bad-ass is to say vicious things to a conservative public figure who can't afford to strike back. Getting in a stranger's face and hurling insults at him, knowing full well he has too much at risk to deck you, is like baiting a bear chained to a wall.
Read the full column at the link below:

Glenn Beck Vs. The Mob - HUMAN EVENTS

Gallup: Obama's Approval Hits All-Time Low Among Poor, Is Highest Among Rich

Gallup: Obama's Approval Hits All-Time Low Among Poor, Is Highest Among Rich | CNSnews.com

Freedom in the 50 States 2011



Pennsylvania ranks 31 out of 50 states in the most recent survey by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Meet Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan, the latest Republican running for president

Herman Cain revs up mainstream conservatives

From Errin Haines of The Associated Press:
Bolstered by support from his loyal radio talk-show audience and tea party backers, businessman Herman Cain has revved up mainstream conservatives, rising recently to third place in a poll of voters in Iowa, the leadoff caucus state.
Read the full story at the link below:

Herman Cain revs up mainstream conservatives

Top 10 Obama Attacks on Capitalism

Top 10 Obama Attacks on Capitalism - HUMAN EVENTS

Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Mr. President

Senate GOP mocks president with video of Obama on golf course

Senate GOP mocks president with video of Obama on golf course - TheHill.com

Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) Delivers Weekly GOP Address

Obama 'recovery' turns 2: Feel better yet?

The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Obama's wrong — innovation isn't holding back job growth

Rep. Joe Pitts: Obama's wrong — innovation isn't holding back job growth - pottsmerc.com

Obama's Poker Face

NewsBusted 7/1/11

Columnist: Obama's Amnesty for Illegals Sidesteps the Law Again

Obama's Amnesty for Illegals Sidesteps the Law Again - HUMAN EVENTS

CBS Omits How Obama Broke Campaign Promise on Tax Hikes

CBS Omits How Obama Broke Campaign Promise on Tax Hikes | NewsBusters.org

American Legion Supports Religious Censorship Charge Against Veterans Administration

Legion Supporting Religious Censorship Charge Against VA

Over One Million Americans Join FRC for Annual Call2Fall Prayer Event

Over One Million Americans Join FRC for Annual Call2Fall Prayer Event

Budget Deal: The Good, The Bad and The Undone

Pennsylvania Budget Deal: The Good, The Bad and The Undone

Revenue Department Releases Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Collections

Pennsylvania collected $3.2 billion in General Fund revenue in June, which was $246.1 million, or 8.3 percent, more than anticipated, Secretary of Revenue Daniel Meuser reported today. Fiscal year 2010-11 General Fund collections totaled $27.5 billion, which is $785.5 million, or 2.9 percent, above estimate.

Revenue Department Releases Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Collections

List of Budget-Related Bills Signed by Pennsylvania Governor Corbett

List of Budget-Related Bills Signed by Pennsylvania Governor Corbett on June 30

Andrew Klavan: Why Do Blacks Vote for Democrats?

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Budget-Related Legislation

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Budget-Related Legislation

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Budget, Cutting Spending, Without Tax Increases

For the first time in 9 years, Pennsylvania has a budget in place before the start of its fiscal year.

Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell missed the deadline in each of his eight years as governor.

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett signed the 2011-12 budget on June 30, just in time for the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Budget, Cutting Spending, Without Tax Increases

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Orders State Flags at Capitol Complex and in Berks County to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly