Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Meehan, Gerlach tout pro-conservation plan

Who says Republicans don't care about the environment? Here's two GOP members of Congress from Pennsylvania who are pushing pro-conservation legislation in the House.

Meehan, Gerlach tout pro-conservation plan (With Video) - delcotimes.com

Columnist: Seduced by the cult of experts

Jonah Goldberg: Seduced by the cult of experts

Thomas Sowell - Dismantling America

Newspaper: Berks Countians understand need for tax reform

From an editorial in The Pottstown Mercury:
A legislative forum was held Monday at Daniel Boone Middle School for discussion of tax proposals — a pretty dry topic for a pleasant summer night.

But the forum brought out a full house — nearly 400 people — to listen intently to proposals for tax reform that have been talked about in Harrisburg for 40 years.
Berks County residents demand Pennsylvania eliminate school property taxes. So what's wrong with the rest of the state?

Read the full editorial at the link below:

Berks Countians understand need for tax reform - pottsmerc.com

Poll: Economy Trumps Terrorism as Top Concern

Economy Trumps Terrorism as Top Concern

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Big Three Nets Ignore Rep. Carson's Lynching Smear of Tea Party | NewsBusters.org

Pennsylvania State Police Urge Vigilance as Sept. 11 Anniversary Nears

Pennsylvania State Police Urge Vigilance as Sept. 11 Anniversary Nears

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Holder Plays 'Shell Game' at Justice, Should Resign Instead, Says CCRKBA

Holder Plays 'Shell Game' at Justice, Should Resign Instead, Says CCRKBA

Is John Rafferty Pennsylvania's next Attorney General?

PoliticsPA is reporting that Republican State Sen. John Rafferty is planning a run for Pennsylvania Attorney General in 2012.

From a story by Politics PA Managing Editor Keegan Gibson:
He won't face a question of experience: Rafferty served as Deputy Attorney General from 1988 to 1991. In the PA Senate, he has built a reputation as a good legislator respected on both sides of the aisle. He chairs the Transportation Committee and serves on Appropriations, Judiciary, Law & Justice, Banking and Insurance and Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
I've gotten to know Sen. Rafferty well over the years and he would make an outstanding Attorney General. He's a dedicated public servant who has moved up the ranks quickly in the state Senate. He's also big on constituent service, not an easy task in the expansive 44th State Senate District, which stretches across Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties.

Rafferty's likely opponent would be liberal Democrat Patrick Murphy, a one-term Congressman from Bucks County who lost his bid for re-election in 2010.

Read more about a possible Rafferty campaign at the link below:

Rafferty in for Attorney General

Political scientist says Perzel's plea vindicates Corbett’s claim that corruption probe was fair

Political scientist says Perzel's plea vindicates Corbett's claim that corruption probe was fair - witf.org

400 residents pack meeting on property tax reform

Easy answers to school property tax reform hard to come by

NewsBusted 8/30/11

13 Pennsylvanians Charged With Welfare Fraud

Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General Announces July Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Gov. Corbett Announces Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Appointments

Property tax reform draws large crowd

250 turn out for tax reform session in Amity - pottsmerc.com

Monday, August 29, 2011

Meet liberal hypocrite Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett wants more Americans to pay higher taxes at the same time his company has not paid any federal taxes in almost a decade.

From a New York Post editorial calling out the liberal hypocrite:
If Buffett really thinks he and his "mega-rich friends" should pay higher taxes, why doesn't his firm fork over what it already owes under current rates?

Likely answer: He cares more about shilling for President Obama -- who's practically made socking "millionaires and billionaires" his re-election theme song -- than about kicking in more himself.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Warren Buffett's hokey tax-hike call - Editorial - NYPOST.com

Obama's Latest Amnesty Scheme for Illegals

FAIR Files FOIA Request Seeking Information About Sweeping Administrative Changes in Immigration Enforcement

Sarah McLachlan to Perform at Flight 93 National Memorial Dedication

Sarah McLachlan to Perform at Flight 93 National Memorial Dedication

'The American Dream' Film - Full Length

Obama's illegal uncle arrested; 'Uncle Omar' almost hits cop car, tries to call White House

PICKET: Obama's illegal uncle arrested; 'Uncle Omar' almost hits cop car, tries to call White House

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

CBS Reruns Slam at Bush Over Katrina; Touted Nagin as 'Expert'| NewsBusters.org

PA State Rep. Warren Kampf: Lessons from the Ackerman Fiasco Can be Found in Harrisburg

PA State Rep. Warren Kampf - Lessons from the Ackerman Fiasco Can be Found in Harrisburg

Poll: 35% Say Obama Deserves Re-Election

Zogby Poll: 35% Say Obama Deserves Re-Election | Red Dog Report

John McCain still alive ... turns 75 today



Birthday wishes to Arizona Sen. John McCain, who turns 75 today.

Remember all those Obama-loving liberal pundits who said in 2008 that McCain was too old to serve as president and he'd probably die in office, thus making Sarah Palin president?

Typical scare tactics for the far left. I bet some people did not vote for McCain because of his age. Instead we get stuck with a 50-year-old community organizer whose screwed up the country royally.

Columnist: VP Joe Biden is a disgrace

Biden's Moral Obtuseness - Mona Charen - National Review Online

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Area lawmakers to host property tax reform forum in Berks County

Area lawmakers to host property tax reform forum on Monday in Amity - pottsmerc.com

The Failure of Obamanomics

The Endless Economic Recovery - Investors.com

Berks County to Honor First Responders

Rep. Maloney to host property tax forum

WHAT: State Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) will host a town hall meeting to provide information on efforts to reduce and/or eliminate school property taxes. He has often referred to Berks County as “ground zero” in the property tax debate, and is holding this meeting to update constituents on the challenges facing the state Legislature in dealing with this issue.

WHO: Maloney will be joined by other members of the General Assembly, including the co-chairmen of the School Property Tax Relief Caucus, Reps. Jim Cox (R-Berks) and Seth Grove (R-York), as well as Reps. Mark Gillen (R-Berks), Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery), Marcie Toepel (R-Montgomery) and Doug Reichley (R-Berks/Lehigh).

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Daniel Boone Middle School auditorium, 1845 Weavertown Road, Douglassville.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The meeting may be viewed through Maloney’s website, www.RepMaloney.com

Weekly GOP Address: Obama's Job-Killing Agenda

Pennsylvania Residents Urged to Take Food Safety Precautions During Flooding, Power Outages

Agriculture Secretary Reminds Pennsylvania Residents to Take Food Safety Precautions During Flooding, Power Outages

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Your tax dollars at work

Pennsylvania School Superintendents Get Big Salaries For Doing Nothing

CBS Poses Specter of 'Elitist' Romney as Obama Makes Posh Retreat

CBS Poses Specter of 'Elitist' Romney as Obama Makes Posh Retreat | NewsBusters.org

NewsBusted 8/23/11

PennDOT Inspectors Begin Precautionary Bridge Inspections after Earthquake

Pennsylvania has the most structurally deficient bridges of any state, so this make sense.

PennDOT Inspectors Begin Precautionary Bridge Inspections after Earthquake

Obama Hits Bottom In Polls

Obama Hits Bottom In Polls - HUMAN EVENTS

Pennsylvania Secretary of Commonwealth: Photo ID Protects Integrity of Every Vote

This is a step in the right direction after eight years of Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell blocking efforts to reduce voter fraud in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Commonwealth: Photo ID Protects Integrity of Every Vote

Flashback 2007: Rick Perry Bashes PA Legislature

Flashback 2007: Rick Perry Bashes PA Legislature

PA Awards $66M to Reform Lowest-Achieving Schools

Education Secretary Announces $66 Million Awarded to Reform Pennsylvania's Lowest-Achieving Schools

Rep. Maloney to host property tax forum

State Rep. David M. Maloney (R-130th Dist.) will host a school property tax forum on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Daniel Boone Middle School Auditorium in Amity Township.

The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to the public.

"I have long said that Berks County is "Ground Zero" for the debate over school property taxes. It is the issue I hear about most frequently from constituents," Maloney said in a press release announcing the forum.

From the release:
"Our agenda for Aug. 29th is to lay out to the public where we are at this point in time in the fight to reduce and eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania. Several of my State House colleagues and I will present the most current data we have and discuss the challenges we face in our 130th District and statewide."

State Reps. Seth Grove, R-York, and Jim Cox, R-Berks, who are both co-team leaders for the House Majority Policy Committee will be on hand as well as Reps. Doug Reichley R- Berks/Lehigh, Marcy Toepel, R-Montgomery, and Mark Gillen, R-Berks, who will all participate in the forum.

"We have a lot of information to put forward and we will talk about previous tax relief efforts like legalized gaming and Act 1," Maloney said. "We will talk about school district growth versus state funding over the last 10 years. At the end of the presentation we will take questions."

State lawmakers from Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties have been pushing for the elimination of school property taxes for years, Maloney noted.

"No two counties in Pennsylvania are alike as we all struggle with higher school property taxes," Maloney said. "In some parts of Pennsylvania, school property taxes are not an issue, but they are a problem here. We have information and numbers that most people have not seen and it looks at school property taxes on a statewide view. I felt it was necessary to share this data. There are hot spots in Pennsylvania where this is a serious concern. We in the southeast live in a hot spot."

"Part of my purpose for this event is to also tell people that we will continue to work to correct the problems with the school property tax system," Maloney said.

Editorial: As Failures Grow, Obama Blames Others

Editorial: As Failures Grow, Obama Blames Others - Investors.com

Opinion: Eliminate Pennsylvania Senate

Just eliminate state Senate (8/22/11)

Opinion: Include sales tax in any property tax reform

Include sales tax in any reform (8/22/11)

Opinion: Harrisburg must cut spending

Harrisburg must cut spending (8/23/11)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Facebook Removed Gov. Jan Brewer's Post Criticizing Obama

Free speech ends when you start to critize liberals.

Facebook Removed Gov. Jan Brewer's Post Criticizing Obama - HUMAN EVENTS

Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Rises to 7.8%

The Obama Recession continues as Pennsylvania's unemployment rate jumped to 7.8% in July, up from 7.6% in June. So much for Obama's recovery summer.

Pennsylvania's Employment Situation: July 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mark Steyn: Next President Must Live Like Coolidge, Not Obama

Next President Must Live Like Coolidge, Not Obama - Investors.com

Editorial: Obama's Amnesty-Light Is A Bad Dream

Editorial: Obama's Amnesty-Light Is A Bad Dream - Investors.com

Pennsylvania Remains National Leader in Child Support Collections

Pennsylvania Remains National Leader in Child Support Collections

Democrats' Latest Claim: Obama = Reagan?

Pennsylvania Gaming Board Issues $30,000 Fines

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves Fines Totaling $30,000

72 Law Enforcement Officers Killed on 9/11 to Be Remembered on 10th Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks

Seventy-Two Law Enforcement Officers Killed on 9/11 to Be Remembered on 10th Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks

Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers New Documents: Obama Administration Bankrolls Massive Internet Propaganda Campaign to Push Obamacare

Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers New Documents: Obama Administration Bankrolls Massive Internet Propaganda Campaign to Push Obamacare

PennDOT to Aid State, Local DUI Enforcement through Labor Day

PennDOT to Aid State, Local DUI Enforcement through Labor Day

William H. Ryan Jr. Named Chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Governor Corbett Names William H. Ryan Jr. as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Top 10 Tax-Unfriendly States for Retirees

Top 10 Tax-Unfriendly States for Retirees - HUMAN EVENTS

Weekly Republican Address: Gov. John Kasich (R-OH)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Newspaper: On fixing the economy, Obama got it wrong

The liberal Los Angeles Times, an Obama supporter from Day 1, admits on its editorial pages what Barack Obama and his economic advisers refuse to see: They got it all wrong on the economy. The newspaper says it's time for a fresh start.

Fixing the economy: We got it wrong

Rick Perry: Time to Get America Working Again

Newspaper: Pennsylvania Legislature could easily be cut

A day after The Pottstown Mercury called for reducing the size of the Pennsylvania Legislature to save money and increase efficiency, The Philadelphia Inquirer has jumped on the bandwagon.

From the Inquirer editorial:
The Pennsylvania legislature has not exactly distinguished itself with a House that has 203 members. With a 150-member House, it's unlikely to do any worse making laws, and it could save some money in the process.
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

The Cost of Government

Today, Aug. 15, is the last day in 2011 you have been working to pay for the cost of government (taxes and regulations) if you live in Pennsylvania.

The money you bring home the rest of the year is all yours.

Still think we don't need to shrink the size of government at every level?

From The Commonwealth Foundation:
By the calculation of Americans for Tax Reform, Pennsylvania just reached its Cost of Government Day. That is, it took the average Keystone worker until Aug. 15, or 227 days, to earn enough to pay his share of federal, state and local government spending and meet the costs of regulation. That puts Pennsylvania in a dismal 40th place among U.S. states, and three days later than the national average.
Read more at The Commonwealth Foundation Blog.

Americans United for Life Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Political Heavyweights Join Americans United for Life for its 40th Anniversary Gala

New Poll Shows Iowa Electorate Opposes Obamacare

New Poll Shows Iowa Electorate Opposes Obamacare

What's Stopping You?

Check Your Brakes During Brake Safety Awareness Week - What's Stopping You?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Newspaper: Smaller PA Legislature is an idea whose time has come

Pennsylvania taxpayers shell out more than $300 million a year to support 253 elected state lawmakers and their 3,000 staffers. Are taxpayers getting their money's worth?

Editorial: Smaller Legislature is an idea whose time has come - pottsmerc.com

Richard Viguerie: Conservative Voters Winnowing Out Moderate Candidates

Richard Viguerie: Conservative Voters Winnowing Out Moderate Candidates

New Low - Obama Daily Approval: 39% Approve 54% Disapprove

New Low - Obama Daily Approval: 39% Approve 54% Disapprove - HUMAN EVENTS

Join the fight to end school property taxes

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations is planning a big push this fall to help eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania. Find out how you can help at the link below:

Join the fight to end school property taxes - pottsmerc.com

Gallup: Obama job rating sinks below 40% for first time

Gallup: Obama job rating sinks below 40% for first time

Richard Viguerie: Rick Perry Only Candidate Who Passes 2 Key Tests

Richard Viguerie: Rick Perry is the Only Candidate Who Passes Two Key Tests

Pennsylvania DEP Offers Grants to Small Businesses Looking to Reduce Energy Costs

Pennsylvania DEP Offers Grants to Small Businesses Looking to Reduce Energy Costs, Curb Pollution

Friday, August 12, 2011

NewsBusted 8/12/11

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Key ObamaCare Provision

Richard Viguerie: Appeals Court Ruling on Obamacare is a Reminder to Constitutional Conservative Activists

Lincoln Radio Journal: Property Tax Relief in PA

This week on Lincoln Radio Journal: Lowman Henry talks with David Baldinger of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations about the group's plan for eliminating school property taxes; Frank Gamrat and Eric Montarti of the Allegheny Institute discuss the economic impact of drilling in the Marcellus Shale region on The Allegheny Institute Report; and, Scott Paterno has an Uncomfortable Truth commentary on President Barack Obama's failure to lead. Visit www.lincolnradiojournal.com to find out were you can listen to the program in your area.

FRC Praises Federal Appeals Court for Striking Down Core Provision of Obama Healthcare Law

FRC Praises Federal Appeals Court for Striking Down Core Provision of Obama Healthcare Law

Thursday, August 11, 2011

All 6 Democrats on Deficit-Reduction Panel Earned F From Taxpayers' Union

All 6 Democrats on Deficit-Reduction Panel Earned F From Taxpayers' Union | CNSnews.com

Sebelius Admits Administration Lied About Cost of ObamaCare

Sebelius Admits Administration Lied About Cost of ObamaCare

Your tax dollars at work

Pennsylvania audit shows persistent misuse of LIHEAP - pottsmerc.com

Reading Water Authority issues warning

Reading Water Authority says some customers shouldn't drink tap water

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Name That Party: Pa. 'Kids for Cash' Dem Judge Sentenced, No Party ID | NewsBusters.org

NewsBusted 8/9/11

Obama partisans ignore facts when bashing Bush

Byron York: Obama partisans ignore facts when bashing Bush - pottsmerc.com

James O'Keefe quietly destroys mainstream media

Global Warming Meltdown

Global Warming Link to Drowned Polar Bears Melts Under Searing Fed Probe - HUMAN EVENTS

New Poll Shows Trouble for Obama in Iowa

New Poll Shows Trouble for Obama in Iowa

Gov. Corbett Announces Nominations and Appointments

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Nominations and Appointments

Commonwealth Foundation: PLCB Kiosk Catastrophe Continues

Commonwealth Foundation: PLCB Kiosk Catastrophe Continues

Friday, August 5, 2011

Documents: ACORN = Voter Fraud

Documents: ACORN and Project Vote Activity Resulted in Dramatic Percentage of Invalid Colorado Voter Registrations for 2008 and 2010 Election Cycles

RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on the July Unemployment Numbers

"After 30 straight months above 8 percent unemployment, it's time for President Obama to quit passing the buck, take responsibility for the economy and institute a pro-growth jobs agenda to get Americans back to work."

RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on the July Unemployment Numbers

Pennsylvania: 230 State-Owned Vehicles to be Offered at Aug. 15 Public Auction

Nearly 230 State-Owned Vehicles to be Offered at Aug. 15 Public Auction

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Rich Man, Poor Man

DEP Declares Drought Watches, Warnings in 44 PA Counties

DEP Declares Drought Watches, Warnings Around Commonwealth

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lancaster County on Aug. 8

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on Aug. 8

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lancaster County on Aug. 8

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 8

All Things Must Pass



Sorry for the lack of posting over the past 24 hours. I've been incapacitated by a kidney stone. Spent 7 hours in the emergency room of my local hospital waiting for urine test, X-ray and CT to confirm diagnosis. Finally feeling better now that the pain medication has kicked in. I'm sending out this dedication to me: "All Things Must Pass" by George Harrison.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Take five to be happy, Lower Alsace author advises

Take five to be happy, Lower Alsace author advises

Gallup: Liberals Remain Small Minority

Gallup: Liberals Remain Small Minority in America--Outnumbered Nearly 2-to-1 by Conservatives | CNSnews.com

Even NY Times loses faith in Obama

You know you're in trouble when The New York Times, the official propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, starts dissing Barack Obama.

So much for the myth of hope and change.
The New York Times: "The president can no longer make the argument that he has changed the way Washington works - Mr. Obama's Washington, in fact, has looked even worse than previous eras …"
RNC: What They Are Saying: Obama's 'Inept' Leadership on Debt Ceiling Debate Has Left His Party and Presidency in a 'Diminished State'

What elected officials really think of constituents

If you've suspected that the people you elect to represent you don't give a damn about you, you're pretty close to the truth.

An elected school board member in Berks County, PA, wrote a letter to a newspaper explaining why he used salty language during an outbursts at a recent public meeting and in the process outed some of his fellow board members.

An excerpt from his letter:
"I have been on the Wilson School Board for 11 years, and over the last few years I have seen several on the board disregard the principles of the democratic process. Meetings are orchestrated in advance, we hide information from the public, ridicule the public behind close doors, and quite often flat out lie to the public."
Read the full letter by Mike Martin at the link below:

Outrage led official to swear at meeting

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Documents Show Obama White House Attacked and Excluded Fox News Channel

We Can't Afford to Continue Washington Spending Spree

Richard Viguerie Urges No Recriminations Against Tea Party Defectors

Richard Viguerie Urges No Recriminations Against Tea Party Defectors

Feds Sue Alabama to Make Sure No One Enforces U.S. Immigration Law, Charges FAIR

Feds Sue Alabama to Make Sure No One Enforces U.S. Immigration Law, Charges FAIR

RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on the Debt Limit Deal

RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on the Debt Limit Deal

NewsBusted 8/2/11

That Sinking Feeling

Gallup: Obama's Approval Hits All-Time Lows With Independents, Moderates and Conservative Democrats | NewsBusters.org

New Fiscal Year in PA Begins with $1.7B in General Fund Revenues

Revenue Department Releases July Collections

Pennsylvania Game Commission: Elk Application Deadline Approaches

Pennsylvania Game Commission: Elk Application Deadline Approaches

Pennsylvania July Slot Machine Revenue Single Highest Month To Date

July Slot Machine Revenue Single Highest Month To Date

Monday, August 1, 2011

Global warming hoax unravels

More evidence has surfaced that much of the climate change science used by global warming alarmists was made up.

You would think that environmentalists would be overjoyed at the news that the world is not in danger. But that's not the case. I wonder why. Could it be that there's money to be made in frightening people? Just ask millionaire Al Gore.

Check out this well-written opinion piece by Chester County resident Anthony J. Oleck:

Another blow to the Al Gore types - dailylocal.com

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Media Reality Check: During Debt Talks, Liberal Media Savaged Tea Party as Ignorant, Irrational Terrorists | NewsBusters.org

The Spending is Nuts

Pennsylvania Transportation Funding Advisory Commission Report Delivered to Gov. Corbett

Pennsylvania Transportation Funding Advisory Commission Report Delivered to Governor

Second Obama Recession On The Way?

Return to a Recession is a Real Risk According to Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator

Audit Finds Rampant Waste, Mismanagement on PA Liquor Board

AG Audit Finds Rampant PLCB Waste and Mismanagement

CREW Exposed As Far Left Front Group

New Analysis Exposes Partisanship of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)