Thursday, September 29, 2011

Official: Pa. public welfare program funded luxury costs

Official: Pa. public welfare program funded luxury costs - pottsmerc.com

US Rep. Joe Pitts: When government stands in the way

When government stands in the way - pottsmerc.com

Pennsylvania Prosecutes 6 For Welfare Fraud

Office of Inspector General Announces August Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Perspectives on Leadership Forum with Chris Christie

Pennsylvania Releases Results of 2011 PSSA Exams

Department of Education Announces Results of 2011 PSSA Exams

Opinion: Electoral change would be good move

Electoral change would be good move (9/28/11)

2010 Census Shows White Population Growth Fueled by Hispanics

Lots of interesting statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau:
The white population in the United States continued to be the largest race group in the nation, representing 75 percent of the total population, but grew at a slower rate than the total population.
Other highlights:

* Hispanics Accounted for Three-Fourths of White Population Growth

* White Multiple-Race Reporting Increased by 37 Percent

* Multiple-Race White Population Increased by at Least 8 Percent in Every State

* White Population Growth was Fastest in the West and South

* The fastest growth of the white alone-or-in-combination population between 2000 and 2010 was in states in the West and South.

* Non-Hispanic White Alone Population Declined in 15 States

* Percentage of Non-Hispanic White Alone Population Increased in Cities

2010 Census Shows White Population Growth Fueled by Hispanics

Gov. Tom Corbett Forms Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation

Governor Corbett Forms Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation

Obama: A disaster for civil liberties

Jonathan Turley: Obama may prove the most disastrous president in our history in terms of civil liberties.

Obama: A disaster for civil liberties

'Fire From The Heartland' Trailer

Opinion: Require photo ID in order to vote

Terrific letter to the editor about requring ID before you cast a vote. "Without photo ID you can't open a bank account, cash a check, board an airplane, buy a beer, buy a fishing or hunting license, drive a car, get a passport or buy property. But you can vote."

Makes you wonder why Democrats oppose such common-sense legislation?

Require photo ID in order to vote (9/28/11)

Mount Penn gets set for Halloween

Borough gets set for Halloween

Top Berks County officials nearly drowns

Talk about a real-life survival story. Berks County Commissioners' Chairman Mark C. Scott nearly drowned during heavy rains on his rural fish farm in Douglass Township. The Republican, who is seeking re-election this November, suffered serious injuries and will spend months recovering, but he made it out alive.

Fish farm flooding nearly deadly for commissioner

State Sen. Judy Schwank offers to help firm facing pollution accusations

Resident questions poultry plant plans

Newspaper: Pennsylvania lawmakers try again to whittle away at the right to know

Lawmakers try again to whittle away at the right to know

Hotel at Stokesay Castle approved by Lower Alsace

Hotel at Stokesay Castle approved by Lower Alsace

AAA Applauds Legislature on Passing Teen Driver Safety Bill

AAA Applauds Legislature on Passing Teen Driver Safety Bill

Governor Corbett Announces Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Confirmations, Nominations, Appointments

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Republican Tom Smith To Challenge Casey for U.S. Senate

Local Republican Tom Smith Wants To Challenge U.S. Sen. Casey « CBS Pittsburgh

Editorial: Who Says Herman Cain Is Unelectable?

Editorial: Who Says Herman Cain Is Unelectable? - Investors.com

Editorial: Despite ObamaCare, Costs Continue To Soar

Editorial: Despite ObamaCare, Costs Continue To Soar - Investors.com

Chester County Republican Committee chairman resigns

Chester County Republican Committee chairman resigns - dailylocal.com

NewsBusted 9/27/11

State Senate Democrats $1B jobs plan funded by higher taxes

State Senate Democrats introduce $1 billion jobs plan

Poverty Rises Sharply in Most Parts of Pennsylvania

The Obama Recession continues ...

Local Census Data: Poverty Rises Sharply in Most Parts of Pennsylvania

National Popular Vote Initiative Launches Advertising Campaign in Harrisburg

National Popular Vote Initiative Launches Advertising Campaign in Harrisburg

Advocacy Group Echoes Need for Congressional Term Limits

Advocacy Group Echoes Need for Congressional Term Limits

Six Pennsylvania Community Colleges Named National Leader Colleges

Montgomery County Community College, with branches in Blue Bell and Pottstown, was among six Pennsylvania community colleges designated as a "Leader College" today.

Six Pennsylvania Community Colleges Named National Leader Colleges

ObamaCare Works Its Magic: Insurance Premiums Skyrocket

ObamaCare Works Its Magic: Insurance Premiums Skyrocket - HUMAN EVENTS

Group Urges Pennsylvania Legislature to Pass Non-Partisan Electoral College Reform

National Popular Vote Initiative Launches Advertising Campaign in Harrisburg

Monday, September 26, 2011

Casino in Berks County? New study shows it makes more sense than in Philly

Casino in Reading? New study shows it makes more sense than in Philly - pottsmerc.com

Newspapers Still Top Choice for Local News

How People Learn About Their Local Community | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ)

Columnist: Conservatives Must Not Let Media Pick The Candidate

Douglas MacKinnon warns conservatives what happens when they compromise on a political candidate. (Hint: Someone like Barack Obama is elected president)

From his column in Investor's Business Daily:
Leaving aside the televised, overly scripted, predictable and marginally useful "debates" now taking place between the Republican candidates for president, there are much more important discussions going on between conservatives and independents who are unified in their belief that for the good of the nation, Barack Obama must be defeated.

Those discussions — taking place across kitchen tables, in lunchrooms, or in neighborhood bars after a week of hard work — are trying to determine which path to follow in the approaching political fork in the road.

One of those paths will most likely lead to the defeat of Mr. Obama. The other could very well ensure his re-election.

It is critical for Republicans, conservatives, and independents to remember that from the 2008 GOP field, John McCain had the stamp of approval from the mainstream media.

In fact, the liberal media worked overtime to resurrect his then all but comatose campaign. Why?

That same liberal media told us that independents and a good number of Democrats just loved McCain.
Read the full column at the link below:

Conservatives Mustn't Let Media Pick The Candidate - Investors.com

Republicans Castor, Brown float multiple fiscal reform measures

Republicans Castor, Brown float multiple fiscal reform measures for Montgomery County - pottsmerc.com

Columnist: Under Obama's unblinking eyes

Liberal columnist Nat Hentoff recounts the many ways the Obama Administration is invading the privacy of U.S. citizens in his latest column.

Under Obama's unblinking eyes - pottsmerc.com

Liberal hypocrisy edition

Suskind: Same People Attacking Me For Writing About Obama Praised My Bush Books | NewsBusters.org

Obama 'Jew' Gaffe on Video



A Jew or a janitor? Obama doesn't seem to know the difference in this speech.

AAA Tips...How to Spot a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

AAA Tips...How to Spot a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. adults believe country is still in a recession

Americans Still Very Pessimistic on the Economy

Friday, September 23, 2011

How state lawmakers pump up pensions in ways you can't

How state lawmakers pump up pensions in ways you can't – USATODAY.com

This week on Lincoln Radio Journal

This week on Lincoln Radio Journal:
Lowman Henry has a Newsmaker interview with State Rep. Curt Schroder of Chester County on reforming the state's casino gaming system; Joe Geiger of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations has Bets McManus of Leadership Cumberland in the Nonprofit Spotlight; And, Scott Paterno has an Uncomfortable Truthcommentary on the role of money and consultants in political campaigns.
You can listen to the broadcast at www.lincolnradiojournal.com

NewsBusted 9/23/11

Conservative Groups Tell Congress: Enact Federal Whistleblower Protections

Fifteen Conservative Groups Tell Congress: Enact Federal Whistleblower Protections Now!

The New Poster Girl for Unhinged Leftists



The New Poster Girl for Unhinged Leftists - HUMAN EVENTS

Report: Gov't paid $600M in benefits to dead people

Let's send more money to Washington because the federal government does such a good job of spending out tax dollars.

Gov't paid $600 million in benefits to dead people - pottsmerc.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Newspaper: U.S. Sinking Under Obama's Policies

Investor's Business Daily on Obama's failed presidency:
Whether it's jobs, economic growth, energy prices, incomes, regulation, weak foreign policy, or the quality of our lives and the nation's social fabric, America's current course looks questionable at best.

No wonder the markets are so volatile. They discount not the present, but the future. And the future for investors is murky at best and downright dark at worst.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Editorial: We're Sinking Under Obama's Policies - Investors.com

$16 muffins? Your tax dollars at work

No wonder Barack Obama wants to raise taxes. He needs to come up with more money for snacks.

$16 muffins? Federal report details costly conferences

Another Use

Dow drops 500 points on fears of another recession

If George W. Bush drove the U.S. economy into a ditch, then Barack Obama drove it over a cliff after he got behind the wheel.

Dow drops 500 points on fears of another recession - pottsmerc.com

Murder Arrest Rate Dropped 54 Percent Between 1980 and 2009

Murder Arrest Rate Dropped 54 Percent Between 1980 and 2009

Newspaper: Route 422 tolling plan doomed, so why keep pushing?

There is no public or political support for tolling Route 422 in Southeastern Pennsylvania, so why do a handful of Big Government Democrats keep beating a dead horse?

422 tolling plan doomed, so why keep pushing? - pottsmerc.com

Lower Corporate Income Taxes = Stronger Jobs Market

Lower Corporate Income Taxes = Stronger Jobs Market

Almost Half of Americans Do Not Think President Obama Will be Re-elected

Almost Half of Americans Do Not Think President Obama Will be Re-elected

Rick Perry Ad - President Zero

Highlights Magazine Announces Results of Major Opinion Poll of American Kids

Highlights Magazine Announces Results of Major Opinion Poll of American Kids

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NBC Attacks Suskind Book Critical of Obama But Promoted Bush-Bashing Book By Same Author

NBC Attacks Suskind Book Critical of Obama But Promoted Bush-Bashing Book By Same Author | NewsBusters.org

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Three Weeks After Solyndra Scandal Began MSNBC Prime Time Programs Still Haven't Reported It | NewsBusters.org

Rep. Maloney to Host Sportsmen's Expo on Oct. 6

OLEY – State Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) will host a Sportsmen's Expo on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Oley Valley Community Fairgrounds, 26 Jefferson St., Oley.

"Fall is a great time of year for our sportsmen and women," Maloney said in a press release announcing the event. "I'm excited to get to spend time talking to people from the district about fishing, hunting, camping, hiking. All the great opportunities we have here locally and all across Pennsylvania to enjoy the outdoors. We would like people to come to check the vendors and exhibitors to see the 'latest and greatest' for the coming season."

Approximately 35 outdoors-related vendors will be on hand representing many local businesses, as will the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Fish and Boat Commission. There will be live demonstrations, video presentations, door prizes and giveaways.

"Part of our goal with this sportsmen's expo is to reach out to our youth," added Maloney. "I have a great interest in youth hunting and mentoring programs and I hope to convey the importance of outdoor conservation, the family traditions of time spent in the field and Pennsylvania’s rich heritage."

Admission is free. For more information, please contact Maloney's district offices in Boyertown at (610) 369-3010 or Douglassville at 610-385-0704.

Visit Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles on Sept. 24

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will participate in Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

A nationwide event, Museum Day is intended to encourage people to visit their local museums. Admission to participating museums is free with an official Museum Day ticket. Tickets are available via Smithsonian magazine’s website at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. Tickets are good for two visitors to one participating museum.

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.

The museum, located at 85 S. Walnut St. in Boyertown, preserves the transportation history of Southeastern Pennsylvania and displays more than 80 locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, motorcycles, sleighs, and other types of vehicles. Admission rates are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and AAA members, $4 for students, and children under 5 years old enter free.

For more information call 610-367-2090 or visit www.boyertownmuseum.org.

For a list of other participating museums, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/

America's Best Haunted Attractions Are Both In Pennsylvania



Just in time for Halloween, Hauntdworld.com has released its 2011 list of the Top 13 Best Haunted Attractions in the United States.

And topping the list? A pair of haunted attractions in suburban Philadelphia: The Bates Motel and Pennhurst Asylum, both operated by the same company.

Here's what Hauntdworld.com has to say about the best haunts in the U.S.:
1. Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride and Pennhurst Asylum Haunted Attraction in Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania: The Bates Motel Haunted House & Hayride is a unique haunted attraction for several reasons: The Haunted Hayride is located deep in a 200-year-old forest full of overgrown trees creating the ultimate dark trail even during a full moon. This puts customers on edge even before ever entering the first hayride scene. Combined with a digital custom soundtrack, pyrotechnics and continuous scares throughout the ride, this hayride attraction is sure to create the ultimate haunting experience of your life! To read a more detailed article about this attraction, visit their website at www.TheBatesMotel.com. Additionally, The Pennhurst Asylum is one of the scariest haunted attraction sites in the world, mostly due to the setting of this haunt. It's located in a 100-year-old, abandoned mental institute. The building itself will instill real fear and true horror in anyone. The Asylum has been investigated by professional ghost hunters and featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters several times. This attraction is truly haunted. To read a more detailed article about this real haunted house visit their website at www.PennhurstAsylum.com. Bates Motel and Pennhurst Asylum are owned and operated by the same company and are within a short drive of each other. These have to be number one on our list for locations to get scared this Halloween.
To review all 13 haunted attractions, visit Hauntworld.com

Pennsylvania Governor's Residence Re-Opening for Public Tours

Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett Announces the Re-Opening of the Governor's Residence for Public Tours

Dinniman: Why all the secrecy on Route 422 toll plan?

Pennsylvania State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19th Dist., has some concerns about a proposal to toll Route 422 in SE Pennsylvania:

From an op-ed published in The Pottstown Mercury:
Pennsylvanians have a right to an honest, open debate on the issue. Unfortunately, such honesty and openness is questioned when the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission refuses to share information and then gives two conflicting answers as to why. Whether one is for or against the tolling proposal — and I am opposed to it — access to information is crucial to any public-policy debate.
Why all the secrecy on Route 422 toll plan? - pottsmerc.com

Obama’s Predictable Scandals

Victor Davis Hanson says the liberal media can no longer shield Obama from scrutiny as news of one scandal after another filters out of the White House.

Obama’s Predictable Scandals - Victor Davis Hanson - National Review Online

Top 0.1 Percent Pays More Income Tax than Bottom 80 Percent

Top 0.1 Percent Pays More Income Tax than Bottom 80 Percent | The Weekly Standard

Why all the secrecy on Route 422 toll plan?

State Sen. Andy Dinniman: Why all the secrecy on Route 422 toll plan? - pottsmerc.com

Why all the secrecy on Route 422 toll plan?

State Sen. Andy Dinniman: Why all the secrecy on Route 422 toll plan? - pottsmerc.com

Newspaper: Obama plan unlikely to help economy

Obama plan unlikely to help economy - pottsmerc.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

George Will Delivers One of the Most Devastating Takedowns of Obama Ever

CEO: I Was Fined for Hiring too Many People

CEO's Blockbuster Congressional Testimony: I Was Fined for Hiring too Many People

Pennsylvania tinkers with Electoral College

Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett want to change how Pennsylvania awards its delegates to presidential candidates. Republicans say it's a more fair way to pick a president and would give a greater voice to rural voters. Democrats say the plan is intended to erase their strongholds in major cities.

Check out this interesting analysis at National Journal on how the 2008 presidential race would have been different if all states changed the way they award delegates.

Moving Markets - Reid Wilson - NationalJournal.com

Josh Shapiro: Such An Easy Question, Why Can't I Get An Answer?

Obama Deficit Plan: Cuts to Medicare and Higher Costs for Seniors

Obama Deficit Plan: Cuts to Medicare and Higher Costs for Seniors

Lower Alsace, Mount Penn form joint planning commission

Lower Alsace, Mount Penn form joint planning commission

St. Lawrence club's calendar offers look back in history

St. Lawrence club's calendar offers look back in history

PA DEP Reorganizes to Improve Efficiency, Transparency

PA DEP Reorganizes to Improve Efficiency, Transparency

Fast and Furious: Time to Come Clean

The media, which is supposed to be a watchdog for government corruption, instead has turned into a lapdog for Barack Obama, helping his administration cover-up on of the biggest scandals in U.S. history.

Fast and Furious: Time to Come Clean - HUMAN EVENTS

George F. Will: Obama refuses to deal with reality

George F. Will on Obama's unwillingness to admit his polices have been a complete failure:
For two years, there has been one constant: As events have refuted the Obama administration's certitudes, it has retained its insufferable knowingness. It knew that the stimulus would hold unemployment below 8 percent. Oops. Unemployment has been at least 9 percent in 26 of the 30 months since the stimulus was passed. Michael Boskin of Stanford says that even if one charitably accepts the administration's self-serving estimate of jobs "created or saved" by the stimulus, each job cost $280,000 — five times America's median pay.
Read the full column at the link below:

Liberals rely on 'federal family' despite reality - pottsmerc.com

Economist: Obama's anti-jobs jobs bill

Having already driven the unemployment rate to historic levels, Barack Obama prepares to put more Americans out of work, argues economist Ralph Reiland in his latest column.

Obama's anti-jobs jobs bill - pottsmerc.com

NewsBusted 9/20/11

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Calls for Historical Marker Nominations

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Calls for Historical Marker Nominations

Monday, September 19, 2011

Among Undecided Voters, 64% Disapprove of Obama

Rasmussen Reports: Among Undecided Voters, 64% Disapprove of Obama

Guardian Angels form in Pottstown



The streets of Pottstown will soon be patrolled by a local chapter of the Guardian Angels.

Group founder Curtis Sliwa attended a graduation ceremony Sunday in Pottstown for the 18 new recruits.

Guardian Angels founder visits Pottstown as 18 graduate (videos) - pottsmerc.com

Chicago Tribune: Obama Should Step Aside

Chicago Tribune Editor Suggests Obama Step Aside - HUMAN EVENTS

Launch of America's First Ever "Education Reform" News Gathering Service

Launch of America's First Ever 'Education Reform' News Gathering Service

Critics say 422 toll plan shuts out public

Critics say 422 toll plan shuts out public - pottsmerc.com

Drivers will subsidize new rail line in Route 422 proposed tolling plan

Drivers will subsidize new rail line in Route 422 proposed tolling plan - pottsmerc.com

Book: There Was No 'Adult in Charge' at Obama White House? Hostile Workplace for Women?

Book: There Was No 'Adult in Charge' at Obama White House? Hostile Workplace for Women? | NewsBusters.org

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases August Table Game Revenue

Gaming Control Board Releases August Table Game Revenue

Obama's Jobs ... Bill

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Columnist: Obama's Solyndra scandal reeks of the Chicago Way

Columnist John Kass is not surprised by the latest scandal enveloping the Obama White House:

The Solyndra scandal cost at least a half-billion public dollars. It is plaguing President Barack Obama. And it's being billed as a Washington story.

But back in Obama's political hometown, those of us familiar with the Chicago Way can see something else in Solyndra — something that the Washington crowd calls "optics." In fact, it's not just a Washington saga — it has all the elements of a Chicago City Hall story, except with more zeros.

Obama's Solyndra scandal reeks of the Chicago Way

Friday, September 16, 2011

Obama Predicts: His Plan Will Cost $235,263 Per Job

Obama Predicts: His Plan Will Cost $235,263 Per Job | CNSnews.com

NewsBusted 9/16/11

PA Department of Aging Reminds Older Adults of Services Offered by Area Agencies on Aging

PA Department of Aging Reminds Older Adults of Services Offered by Area Agencies on Aging

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

MSNBC Prime Time Programs Still Haven't Reported Obama's Solyndra Scandal | NewsBusters.org

Newspaper: Disband The Black Caucus

Investor's Business Daily:
Racial Politics: Next week, the Congressional Black Caucus will hold its 41st annual conference in Washington. It should be its last. The race-baiting group is alarmingly corrupt and out of control.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Disband The Black Caucus - Investors.com

Readinig's Gus Yatron Postal Facility future unclear

Gus Yatron Postal Facility's future unclear

'Government is Biggest Law Breaker'

'Government is Biggest Law Breaker' New E-Pamphlet Shows Constitution Has Been Trampled, and How Americans May Reclaim It

Constitution Day is Sept. 17

For Constitution Day, Generation Opportunity Announces 'The Constitution' on Facebook With Over 500,000 Fans

PA DEP Announces Emergency Mosquito Control Operations in Counties Affected by Flooding

PA DEP Announces Emergency Mosquito Control Operations in Counties Affected by Flooding

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hitler Discovers ATTACKWATCH is a Joke!

A GOP challenger for Bob Casey Jr.?

Pennsylvania Republicans are looking for a viable candidate to challenge liberal Bob Casey Jr. for one of the state's two U.S. Senate seats in 2012.

Casey has made no impact in Washington over the past five years and his blind obedience to the failed Barack Obama-Harry Reid agenda could be costly with voters who are fed up with incompetence in D.C.

While political newcomers David Christian and Steve Welch want to take on Casey, GOP officials would rather see one of two Southeastern Pennsylvania House members enter the Senate race.

Republican moderates Jim Gerlach and Charlie Dent are proven vote-getters and could pose a serious problem for Casey. Even first-term House member Patrick Meehan, a former U.S. Attorney, could knock off Casey, whose entire political career has been based on his father's name and his unwillingness to take a position on any important issues.

Those kind of feckless politicians are out-of-style in Washington.

Ex-House Candidate to Challenge Bob Casey : Roll Call Politics

Democrat Congressman: Gov't Has No Contractual Obligation to Pay Social Security Benefits

Let me see if I get this straight. The federal government takes money out of your paycheck each week, promises to keep it safe in a "lock box" until you're ready to retire, but this Democrat says there's no guarantee you'll ever see that money. Sure sounds like a Ponzi Scheme to me. And Democrats keep pretending that Republicans are the ones who want to cut Social Security. The Democrats have already raided the "lock box." There's nothing there.

Democrat Congressman: Gov't Has No Contractual Obligation to Pay Social Security Benefits | CNSnews.com

Democracy in Crisis: The Decline of Civic Learning

Democracy in Crisis: The Decline of Civic Learning

Pennsylvania Unemployment Jumps to 8.2%

The Obama Recession continues as the jobless rate in Pennsylvania jumped from 7.8 percent in July to 8.2 percent in August.

The number of unemployed Pennsylvanians rose by 22,000 in August to an estimated 516,000

Pennsylvania's Employment Situation: August 2011

PennDOT Offers Free Replacement Driver License and Motor Vehicle Products and Extensions to Flood Victims

PennDOT Offers Free Replacement Driver License and Motor Vehicle Products and Extensions to Flood Victims

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Weekend Hours for Offices in Flooded Regions

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Weekend Hours for Offices in Flooded Regions

Governor Corbett Signs Execution Warrant for Convicted Killer

Gov. Tom Corbett has signed his 8th execution warrant since taking office in January, but death penalty advocates know it's a waste of time. No death row inmate has been executed in Pennsylvania since 1999.

Governor Corbett Signs Execution Warrant for Convicted Killer

'Waiting for ‘Superman' Screening, Panel Discussion at Albright College on Sept. 25

The acclaimed documentary film Waiting for 'Superman' will be shown for free on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Albright College in Reading, PA, followed by a panel discussion on the American education system.

The film begins at 5:15 p.m. in Klein Lecture Hall, followed by the panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Film and Panel Discussion to Examine America's Public Education System

26 Organizations Call for Resumption of Yucca Mountain Review

One man - Sen. Harry Reid - is preventing the opening of a safe place to deposit the nation's nuclear waste. Reid's arrogance has cost taxpayers billions of dollars and has raised safety issues because spent fuel rods are being stored in populated areas instead of the underground depository in Nevada. A Republican majority in the Senate would end Reid's tyranny.

26 Organizations Call for Resumption of Yucca Mountain Review

$19B In Unemployment Benefits Paid In Error

No wonder this country is bankrupt. The Democrats' favorite stimulus becomes a firehose of fraud and error, says columnist John Hayward

$19 Billion In Unemployment Benefits Paid In Error - HUMAN EVENTS

Obama's job approval ratings hit all-time low

Obama's job approval ratings hit all-time low - News - The Daily Reveille - Louisiana State University

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Extends State Tax Deadlines for Taxpayers Impacted by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Extends State Tax Deadlines for Taxpayers Impacted by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee

Historian Discovers 'Birth Certificate' of U.S. Constitution

Historian Discovers 'Birth Certificate' of U.S. Constitution

Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT Mark National Child Passenger Safety Week

Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT Mark National Child Passenger Safety Week

FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Revisions to Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule

FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Revisions to Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FRC Praises Federal Judge for Striking Down Part of Obamacare

FRC Praises Federal Judge for Striking Down Part of Obamacare

Poverty On the Rise Under Obama

Not exactly the change Americans were looking for. Poverty rates have risen to historic levels under the failed presidency of Barack Obama.

Poverty On the Rise - HUMAN EVENTS

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

A federal judge in Pennsylvania is the latest to strike down the key provision in the Obamacare bill forcing citizens to purchase health insurance.

From Judge Christopher C. Conner's ruling:
"The nation undoubtably faces a health care crisis. Scores of individuals are uninsured and the costs to all citizens are measurable and significant. The federal government, however, is one of limited enumerated powers, and Congress's efforts to remedy the ailing health care and health insurance markets must fit squarely within the boundaries of those powers."
Pa. federal judge rules against insurance mandate - pottsmerc.com

Obama Kills Another 500 Jobs In Texas

If you're keeping count, 2.5 million jobs lost since Barack Obama took office.

Obama Kills Another 500 Jobs In Texas - HUMAN EVENTS

Changes to Pennsylvania Prison Emergency Notification are Coming Oct. 1

Changes to Pennsylvania Prison Emergency Notification are Coming Oct. 1

Saturday, September 10, 2011

17,000 Visitors to MOUNT PENN GOP

My site counter has recorded 17,000 unique visitors to MOUNT PENN GOP. Thanks for checking out the blog ... and come back again.

George W. Bush Flight 93 Memorial Speech, September 10, 2011

NIA Exposes the Truth About Obama's Jobs Bill

NIA Exposes the Truth About Obama's Jobs Bill

DEP Offers Tips to Residents Dealing with Flood-Ravaged Property

DEP Offers Tips to Residents Dealing with Flood-Ravaged Property

Beware of Charity Scams Following Pennsylvania Flood Disaster

Beware of Charity Scams Following Pennsylvania Flood Disaster

PEMA Urges Residents to Document and Report Flood-Related Damages to Local Officials

PEMA Urges Residents to Document and Report Flood-Related Damages to Local Officials

Krauthammer on Obama: He'd Be a Good Professor But He Can't Run the Country

Krauthammer Schools WaPo's King on Obama: He'd Be a Good Professor But He Can't Run the Country | NewsBusters.org

George W. Bush's Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Speech

George W. Bush's Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Speech | NewsBusters.org

Rudy Giuliani On The Lessons of 9/11 Ten Years Later

Friday, September 9, 2011

DEP Offers Tips to Save Water, Ease Load on Treatment Facilities in Wake of Flooding

DEP Offers Tips to Save Water, Ease Load on Treatment Facilities in Wake of Flooding

9/11 Families File New Lawsuit Against Iran

Flight 93 Hero's Family and Other 9/11 Families File New Lawsuit Against Iran

An Obama Administration Green Jobs Project Gone Wrong



FBI Raids Solyndra, An Obama Administration Green Jobs Project Gone Wrong

Richard Viguerie: Will Republicans Betray Conservatives Again or Redeem Themselves?

Richard Viguerie: Will Republicans Betray Conservatives Again or Redeem Themselves?

As Obama Talks Jobs for Americans, His Immigration Policies Are Taking Jobs from Americans, Says FAIR

As Obama Talks Jobs for Americans, His Immigration Policies Are Taking Jobs from Americans, Says FAIR

Gov. Rick Perry to Join FRC Action's Values Voter Summit

Gov. Rick Perry to Join FRC Action's Values Voter Summit

Event honoring first responders postponed

An event designed to recognize first responders in Berks and Montgomery counties has been rescheduled because so many first responders are busy helping with flood conditions in the region.

HonorFest 2011 was scheduled to take place today at First Energy Stadium in Reading, but with so many police, firefighters and ambulance crews assisting victims of this week's flooding, the organizers decided to move the event to Saturday, Oct. 1.

For more information, visit www.Honorfest.com

Gov. Corbett Updates Flooding, Emergency Situation

Governor Corbett Updates Flooding, Emergency Situation

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Obama To The Rescue



See related editorial, Obama's drivel: Empty suit, at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

Gallup: Obama Had Worst Month Ever in August

Gallup: Obama Had Worst Month Ever in August | CNSnews.com

'Your move, Obama'

Let us Pray: New Website Encourages Prayer -- For 9/11 Victims and Others

Let us Pray: New Website Encourages Prayer -- For 9/11 Victims and Others

American Legion: Reserve Flag Honors for Military

Legion: Reserve Flag Honors for Military

Richard Viguerie: Are Republicans the Party of Stupid?

Richard Viguerie: Are Republicans the Party of Stupid?

Pennsylvania State Police Enforcement Effort Removes Trucks, Drivers from Service

Pennsylvania State Police Enforcement Effort Removes Trucks, Drivers from Service

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations, Appointments

Governor Corbett Announces Nominations, Appointments

Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame Inducts 345 Members from Berks County

Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame Inducts 345 Members from Berks County

Supersized buyouts for school chiefs under scrutiny

Why do school board members elected to represent taxpayers hand over hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to overpaid school officials so they would leave? Where is the accountability?

From an article by Christina A. Samuels in Education Week:
Arlene Ackerman's $905,000 settlement with the Philadelphia district grabbed headlines, but she isn't the only Pennsylvania superintendent who has been shown the door in recent months with a generous settlement in hand.

According to media reports, William Hall, who led the 3,050-student Gettysburg district, left in February with $542,000. That included two years of salary and forgiving the mortgage on his house, which he had bought from the district's vocational education program. In August, Gerald Zahorchak, Pennsylvania's former secretary of education, was bought out a year into his five-year contract to lead the 17,700-student Allentown district. He will be paid a year's salary of $195,000 and a $55,000 lump sum.
Education Week: Supersized Buyouts for School Chiefs Scrutinized

Poor, Disrespected Obama: Republicans 'Simply Do Not Like the Man'

MRC.org - Media Research Center: Poor, Disrespected Obama: Republicans 'Simply Do Not Like the Man'

President George W. Bush to Speak at Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Sept. 10 in Shanksville, PA

President George W. Bush and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to Speak at Flight 93 Memorial Dedication September 10th in Shanksville, PA

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Working-age poor population highest since 1960s

Barack Obama continues to make history ... but not in a good way.

Working-age poor population highest since '60s

Weekend events planned for Mount Penn, Lower Alsace

Lower Alsace development groups slate several weekend events

Rick Perry vs. Barack Obama

Pennsylvania State Police: 9 Killed, 351 Injured in Labor Day Holiday Crashes

Pennsylvania State Police: Nine Killed, 351 Injured in Labor Day Travel Period Crashes

With Heavy Rain Forecast, PennDOT Urges Motorists to Avoid Flooded Roadways

With Heavy Rain Forecast, PennDOT Urges Motorists to Avoid Flooded Roadways, Use Common Sense

Gallup: Uninsured Have Increased Under Obama and Since Obamacare Was Enacted

Gallup: Uninsured Have Increased Under Obama and Since Obamacare Was Enacted | CNSnews.com

Newspaper: Obama ratings sink to new lows as hope fades

Even the liberal media that worked so hard to get Obama elected in 2008 can't sugarcoat his disastrous presidency any more.

From The Washington Post:
Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama’s inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

More than 60 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the economy and, what has become issue No. 1, the stagnant jobs situation. Just 43 percent now approve of the job he is doing overall, a new career low; 53 percent disapprove, a new high.
Read the full story at the newspaper's website.

3 Fall Guys Won't Make Fast and Furious Go Away

Three Fall Guys Won't Make Fast and Furious Go Away - HUMAN EVENTS

Monday, September 5, 2011

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

Columnist Jim Hoft:
The corrupt media will do anything ANYTHING to assist failed President Barack Obama, the worst jobs president since the Great Depression, in his re-election campaign next year.
Awful. AP Misleads Readers on Perry's New Hampshire Speech - HUMAN EVENTS

Editorial: No New Jobs Means No New Growth

Editorial: No New Jobs Means No New Growth - Investors.com

Columnist: The Anti-Worker President

Gary Bauer on Barack Obama's uncanny knack for eliminating jobs:
The federal government on Friday reported that fewer jobs were added to the American economy in August than in any month since World War II. Although economists had predicted that 75,000 jobs would be created in August, it turns out the net job gain was exactly zero.

Labor Day has always been associated with Big Labor, and thus, with the political Left. But at its core, Labor Day is about celebrating the American worker. And, as the August job numbers showed once again, it is the American worker who has been hurt most by the Obama administration's jobs-killing, growth-stifling agenda.
Read the full column at the link below:

The Anti-Worker President - HUMAN EVENTS

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending Illegal Alien Deportations

Judicial Watch Uncovers Documents from Department of Homeland Security Detailing Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending Illegal Alien Deportations

Judicial Watch Statement Regarding the Arrest of Obama's Illegal Alien Uncle Omar

Judicial Watch Statement Regarding the Arrest of Obama's Illegal Alien Uncle Omar

27% of Democrats Say Anybody But Obama

27% of Democrats Say Anybody But Obama | Red Dog Report

Pennsylvania Tax Revenues Drop in August

Pennsylvania Revenue Department Releases August Collections

Auditor General Jack Wagner to Audit Superintendent Buyouts

Auditor General Jack Wagner Officially Notifies 4 School Districts He Will Audit Superintendent Buyouts

PEMA Urges Pennsylvania Residents to Report Irene-Related Damages to Local Officials

PEMA Urges Residents to Report Irene-Related Damages to Local Officials

Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations

Governor Corbett Announces Recent Nominations

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Democrats Distancing Themselves From Obama

Democrats Distancing Themselves From Obama - Alex Roarty and Beth Reinhard - NationalJournal.com

FRC: New Research Reveals Abortion Harmful to Women's Mental Health

FRC: New Research Reveals Abortion Harmful to Women's Mental Health

PA Study: Border Bootlegging Bleeds Billions

Pa. Study: Border Bootlegging Bleeds Billions

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Joins State Police Commissioner and Lt. Col. Oliver North in Ceremony Honoring Troopers' Military Service

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Joins State Police Commissioner and Lt. Col. Oliver North in Ceremony Honoring Troopers' Military Service