Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NewsBusted 12/31/13

Mission Accomplished: Official in charge of healthcare.gov rollout is retiring

Official in charge of healthcare.gov rollout is retiring | WashingtonExaminer.com

Sixth Consecutive Year of Toll Hikes on PA Turnpike


Congress, Obama letting 55 middle class tax breaks expire

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year's end | WashingtonExaminer.com

Drivers hosed at the pump: Pa. gas tax to rise Jan. 1

Pa. gas tax to rise Jan. 1, again in 2015 and '17

Race-baiting MSNBC host apologizes for Romney jokes

MSNBC host apologizes for Romney jokes | TheHill

The Obama Presidency after Five Years: 'I Told You So...'

Nicholas Vardy: The Obama Presidency after Five Years: "I Told You So..." | Human Events

The Mike Bloomberg Legacy: 12 Years of Little Tyrannies in 2 Minutes!

Happy New Year, kiss your tax breaks goodbye

Happy New Year, kiss your tax breaks goodbye | Human Events

10 Broken Obamacare Promises

10 Broken Obamacare Promises

Editorial: No place in Sunshine Act to justify excluding the public

Editorial: No place in Sunshine Act to justify excluding the public | NEWS

School mergers in Pa. so rare, effects unknown

School mergers in Pa. so rare, effects unknown

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Guzzardi factor: Could a conservative challenger make Tom Corbett a one-term Pa. governor?

Veteran political observer Brad Bumsted takes a look at a long-shot primary challenge to Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett by conservative activist Bob Guzzardi.

Will the challenge further weaken Corbett and open the way for a Democratic governor from the current crop of tax-and-spend liberals seeking their party nod?

From Busted's latest column:
If Guzzardi draws a heavy anti-Corbett vote in a primary, he can significantly damage Corbett's re-election prospects. Surely Guzzardi, a very bright guy, knows he would be indirectly helping a Democrat win.

Guzzardi likely doesn't care. He is committed to long-term reform of the Republican Party and he believes a Democrat will win anyway. 
The Guzzardi factor

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Higher taxes target Middle Class in 2014

Shillington CPA explains federal tax breaks we lose in 2014 | NEWS

Distrust of government keeps Pa. school district consolidations at bay

Distrust of government keeps school district consolidations at bay

Monday, December 23, 2013

For 5th Straight Year, Obama Christmas Card Skips 'Christmas,' Bible

For 5th Straight Year, Obama Christmas Card Skips 'Christmas,' Bible | Truth Revolt

2013: A Year of Inspiring Democratic Quotes

Editorial: Cutting Size of Pa. Legislature could save taxpayers $23 million

Editorial: Cutting Legislature could save taxpayers $23 million | NEWS

Obama: I Don't Know Why You Don't Trust Me


Editorial: Bloated Pa. Legislature needs to drop a few members

Bloated Legislature needs to drop a few - Opinion - Citizens' Voice

Reason Magazine: A Bad Year for Freedom Across the Globe

A Bad Year for Freedom Across the Globe

Unwrapping the Worst Christmas Present Ever: Obamacare

Unwrapping the Worst Christmas Present Ever | Human Events

Deadline for ObamaCare signups pushed back to Christmas Eve

Deadline for ObamaCare signups pushed back to Christmas Eve | TheHill

The Festivus

Friday, December 20, 2013

Robertson Family Stands Behind Phil Robertson; Threatens to End 'Duck Dynasty' on A&E

The Robertson Family is standing behind patriarch Phil Robertson in his dispute with A&E network over comments Robertson made about his faith to a magazine. The family has put A&E on notice that it will not continue the show without Phil Robertson. The network stands to lose millions if the family pulls out of the show.

Here's the statement issued by the Robertson Family at its Duck Commander website:
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart" and "Love your neighbor as yourself." Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family."

Project Advent Tree: Putting the Christmas Focus back on Christ

Project Advent Tree: Putting the Christmas Focus back on Christ | RedState

It's A Snow-Bama!


Sen. Toomey endorses re-election of Gov. Tom Corbett

In the first major Republican endorsement for the 2014 race for Pennsylvania governor, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey on Friday threw his support behind the incumbent GOP ticket for Pennsylvania governor and lt. governor, citing Gov. Tom Corbett's fiscal leadership over the past three years:
 “I am proud to endorse Tom Corbett and Jim Cawley for another term as Governor and Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, because they recognize the importance of preserving the fiscal health of our Commonwealth for future generations,” Toomey said in a press release.

“Under the leadership of the Corbett-Cawley team, fiscal discipline has returned to Harrisburg.  Whether it was eliminating a $4.2 billion deficit without raising taxes, or enabling the private sector to create 141,000 jobs, Governor Corbett has consistently championed policies to protect the tax dollars of hard-working Pennsylvanians.  That is an impressive achievement few governors can claim.”

Upon receiving the endorsement of Senator Toomey, Gov. Corbett issued the following statement: 
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Pat Toomey, a leading advocate of smaller government and fiscal responsibility. The relationship Senator Toomey and I have developed has been critical in preventing the one-size-fits-all mandates of Washington, D.C., from threatening Pennsylvania’s economic recovery,” Corbett added.  “I look forward to a continued partnership with Senator Toomey as we strive to bring more jobs and less taxes to Pennsylvania.”

Pandemonium: Obama partially waives individual mandate as ObamaCare comes crashing down

Pandemonium: Obama partially waives individual mandate as ObamaCare comes crashing down | Human Events

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds

Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds - Washington Times

And the winner is ....


GOP lawmaker: Best 'fix' for Obamacare is a mercy killing

GOP lawmaker: Best 'fix' for Obamacare is a mercy killing - Washington Times

Gallup: Record high fear 'big government'

Gallup: Record high fear 'big government' | TheHill

Fawning Liberal Barbara Walters on Obama: 'We Thought He was Going to be the Next Messiah'

Blog: Barbara Walters on Obama: 'We Thought He was Going to be the Next Messiah'

Going Down


Obamacare navigators sign up just 10 in Pa. county of 1.2 million

Health care navigators sign up just 10 in Allegheny County

Obamacare website a security risk

Health care website a security risk

Millennials are smart to avoid ObamaCare

Millennials are smart to avoid ObamaCare

Newspaper: ObamaCare attacks volunteer fire departments

ObamaCare attacks volunteer fire departments

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pa. taxpayer group hopes to strum up support for Senate Bill 76

Group hopes to strum up support for Senate Bill 76 - News - Citizens' Voice

Colorado revolt: 55 of 62 sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws

Colorado revolt: 55 of 62 sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws - Washington Times

Rep. Steve Stockman: Give my campaign $10, and you'll get an Obama barf bag

Rep. Steve Stockman: Give my campaign $10, and you'll get an Obama barf bag - Washington Times

100 government spending decisions that wasted $30 billion

Megablimp, O-Care site top ‘Wastebook’ | TheHill

A Soldier's Silent Night (A Soldier's Night Before Christmas)

12 Republicans Vote to Advance Budget Deal That Boosts Spending

12 Republicans Vote to Advance Budget Deal That Boosts Spending | CNS News

Pa. Supreme Court throws out parts of Megan's Law on technicality

Not sure who the biggest putz is here: the Pa. Legislature for not making sure the laws it passes are written correctly or the activist Pa. Supreme Court, which nullifies laws to protect children on a technicality.

Pa. Supreme Court throws out parts of Megan's Law

Friday, December 13, 2013

Judge Andrew Napolitano: The NSA's Vast Conspiracy Against Our Privacy

The NSA's Vast Conspiracy Against Our Privacy

Democratic Generosity


Bill O'Reilly: Merry Christmas, 1913

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - Merry Christmas, 1913

Insurance providers once again invited to ignore 'the settled law of the land'

Insurance providers once again invited to ignore "the settled law of the land" | Human Events

Sebelius pledges review of botched Obamacare site rollout she supervised

Sebelius pledges review of botched Obamacare site rollout

Obama health care promise named 'Lie of the Year'

PolitiFact has named "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," the Lie of the Year for 2013. Finally, an award Obama actually earned.

Obama health care promise named 'Lie of the Year'

Another Funeral, Another Obama Selfie


Veterans honored at Berks Patriots Christmas party

Veterans honored at Berks Patriots Christmas party | NEWS

Editorial: Stories illuminate debate over Pa. property taxes

Editorial: Stories illuminate debate over property taxes | NEWS

Don't believe your own eyes: Liberals continue to deny the reality of the 'Knockout Game'

Ann Coulter: Words with fiends

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sebelius calls for probe of HealthCare.gov fiasco that she was in charge of

Sebelius calls for probe of HealthCare.gov | TheHill

Congressional staffers warned not to rely on info from ObamaCare exchange

Hill staffers warned not to rely on info from ObamaCare exchange | TheHill

Reading man charged with stealing delivered packages in Mount Penn

Reading man charged with stealing delivered packages | NEWS

Pennsylvania Medical Society President Sees Doctor Shortage Under Obamacare

Pennsylvania Medical Society President Sees Doctor Shortage On The Horizon « CBS Philly

Clueless in D.C.


Pa. House Passes Bill Requiring New Teachers To Pass A Drug Test

Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Requiring New Teachers To Pass A Drug Test « CBS Philly

The Dems knew you'd lose your healthcare plan

The Dems knew you'd lose your healthcare plan

Obama Approval Plunges To New Low

 From a new Quinnipiac University Poll:
"A rousing chorus of Bah! Humbug! for President Barack Obama as American voters head into the holidays with little charitable to say about the president," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"President Obama could be pretty lonely during his last two years in office if voters decide they want Republican majorities in the House and Senate."
National (US) Poll - December 10, 2013 - Obama Approval Plunge Pulls Do | Quinnipiac University Connecticut

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Patriot Act author: Obama's intel czar should be prosecuted

Patriot Act author: Obama's intel czar should be prosecuted | TheHill

Poll Numbers Giving Obama A Headache


Pennsylvania Couple Dropped From Health Coverage Still Unable to Sign Up for Obamacare

Pennsylvania Couple Dropped From Health Coverage Still Unable to Sign Up for Obamacare

Weekly GOP Address: Obamacare is a 'war on women'

GOP alternative to Obamacare could save $2.34 trillion

Republicans have an alternative to Obamacare, and it could save $2.34 trillion | WashingtonExaminer.com

Obamacare enrollees include 101 members of the House of Representatives

EMILY MILLER: Obamacare enrollees include 101 members of the House of Representatives - Washington Times

Study: Obama's regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year

Obama's regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year: report - Washington Times

The U.S. won World War II in less time than Obama took to build a failed website

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Poll: Dems are the out-of-touch extremists

Some surprising findings in a new poll released by Investor's Business Daily:
Investor's Business Daily: Politics: We keep hearing about how the Republican Party is full of radical Tea Party crazies. But our latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows that it's Democrats who are out of touch with reality and well outside the mainstream.

The public overwhelmingly believes the country is headed in the wrong direction, that current economic policies aren't working, that President Obama is doing a bad job, that government should be smaller and that ObamaCare should be repealed. But not Democrats.

Detroit Warning: Reform Needed to Save Pa. Pensions

Detroit Warning: Reform Needed to Save Pensions

'Mission Accomplished' for Obamacare

JOSEPH CURL: 'Mission Accomplished' for Obamacare - Washington Times

Obama returns to class warfare as poll numbers plunge

Obama returns to class warfare as poll numbers plunge - Washington Times

Don't Let the Renewable Fuel Standard Ruin Your Engine

Hack attack: 2 million Facebook, Twitter passwords stolen

Hack attack: 2 million Facebook, Twitter passwords stolen - Washington Times

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Another Obamacare Deadline Missed

Editorial: Americans don't buy Obama's talk of economic 'recovery'

Examiner Editorial: Americans don't buy Obama's talk of economic 'recovery' | WashingtonExaminer.com

Say Merry Christmas and annoy a Liberal

Say Merry Christmas and annoy a Liberal | RedState

Ed Rendell: Obamacare rollout worst management failure of any Democratic president

Ed Rendell thinks Obamacare rollout is worst management failure of any Democratic president | WashingtonExaminer.com

Obama Poll Numbers Continue To Sink

@BarackObama breaks through the 40% floor. …Downwards. | RedState

Columnist: Obamacare website is a 'nightmare'

The Pulse: Nightmare on health site

Obama's Second Term Symbol


HealthCareDotGov fails to meet Nov. 30 targets

HealthCareDotGov fails to meet Nov. 30 targets | Human Events

Last call: Obama State Dept. bought $180,000 in liquor before shutdown

Last call: State Dept. bought $180,000 in liquor before shutdown - Washington Times

Security issues, software bugs still dog Obamacare site

Security issues, software bugs still dog government health care site