Sunday, October 31, 2010

Four more years of Rendell?

Columnist: Democrats can't hide their record of failure

Morton Kondracke, editor of Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Congress, and one of the most middle-of-the-road political commentators in the nation, says Democrats will lose big on Tuesday because they can't cover up their record of failure over the past two years.

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Endorsements for Congress: Dent, Gerlach, Meehan

The Mercury has endorsed the re-election of Jim Gerlach and Charlie Dent and the election of Pat Meehan to Pennsylvania Congressional seats.

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Two years later, GOP is phoenix rising

The Associated Press has a fascinating story about how quickly the Republican Party has rebounded - thanks in large part to the incompetence of Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Weekly GOP Address: Vote for change on Nov. 2


Wilkes-Barre newspaper backs Tom Corbett for governor

A state ripe for change needs a candidate ready for reform, says The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre in announcing its endorsement for Pennsylvania governor. That candidate if Republican Tom Corbett.

Tom Corbett | The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Endorsements: Reichley, Vereb, Kampf for Pa. House

The Mercury has endorsed two incumbents, Doug Reichley and Mike Vereb, and a newcomer, Warren Kampf, for Pennsylvania Legislature seats in its coverage area.

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Video: One More Vote

Newspaper: Tom Corbett is the best choice for governor

The Daily Item in Sunbury is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Republican Tom Corbett for governor.

"Corbett is the best choice for governor in a time when Pennsylvanians demand change," the newspaper says.

Tom Corbett is the best choice for governor

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Bucks County newspaper backs Pat Toomey for US Senate

The Bucks County Courier Times is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Republican Pat Toomey for US Senate. Despite efforts by the far left to paint the former Lehigh Valley congressman as an "extremist," the newspaper says it found Toomey "to be clear, succinct and reasonable."

Read the full endorsement editorial at the link below:  Endorsement 2010 - Toomey for Senate

Something's Brewing

'Taxpayers' Friends' Endorsed for Congress

7 in 10 Voters Disagree with NPR Decision to Fire Juan Williams

GOP launches 'No More Frankens' website

Just in time for Halloween, the Republican National Committee has launched a new website to remind remind voters what is at stake on Nov. 2.

From RNC Chairman Michael Steele:
"With Democrat lawyers, liberal shadow groups, and labor unions organizing to challenge the Election Day results, it is more important than ever that the American people deliver a decisive victory for Republicans up and down the ballot in all 50 states. In order to protect our hard-fought victories, we must fund and operate a winning 72 hour ground game which puts the margin of victory out of reach. The election of Democrat Al Franken to the United States Senate serves as a glaring and painful reminder to voters as to why it is so important to support our Republican Victory program and show up on Election Day."
The 'No More Frankens' website can be viewed at:

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Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to Open on Nov. 1

PennDOT Introduces Online Service to Aid Residents Working to Restore Driving Privileges

Chris Christie Endorses Tom Corbett

Newspaper backs Pat Meehan for 7th Congressional Dist.

The Delaware County Daily Times has endorsed Republican Pat Meehan for PA's 7th Congressional District, which is made up primarily of Delaware County with a little bit of Chester and Montgomery counties thrown in.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

All The President's Enemies

President Obama, the most divisive politician to ever occupy the White House, calls anyone who disagrees with his policies the enemy. Sign me up.

All The President's Enemies - HUMAN EVENTS


Had enough?

It Looks Like a Republican Senate

John Gizzi, political editor of Human Events, offers a scenario where Republicans take majority control of the U.S. senate after Nov. 2.

It Looks Like a Republican Senate in 2010 - HUMAN EVENTS

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PA casino fined $40,000 for violations

Poll: 50% get their news online

Democrat Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lipstick on a pig?

What recovery? Sounds like Democrats are trying to put more lipstick on a pig.

Devaney Announces Enhancements to

GOP Projected To Pick Up 6 State Attorney General Seats

More Obama Administration Corruption

I wish the state-run liberal media would spend more time investigating corruption inside the Obama Administration instead of chasing after Tea Party candidates.

Yet Another Disastrous and Dysfunctional State of HUD: Obama's HUD Administration Remains Mum on 'Personal-Vendetta' Housing Program Corruption

Governor Recognizes Eight Distinguished 'Daughters of Pennsylvania'

Interesting that 7 of the 8 honorees are from Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Does Ed Rendell realize there's a whole lot of Pennsylvania in between?

Governor Rendell, First Lady Recognize Eight Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

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Germany's Merkel: Multiculturalism has 'utterly failed'

Europe learned a painful lesson and is trying to correct its mistakes. So how come Obama is leading the U.S. down the same path?

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Midterm blowout: 50 or more Dem seats set to fall

The Hill, a non-partisan newspapers that covers Congress, predicts Democrats will lose at least 50 seats (and the majority) in the Nov. 2 election.

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Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Pat Toomey for Senate

Is Washington Bankrupting America?

Harrisburg newspaper backs Tom Corbett for governor

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, which does more coverage of state government than any other newspaper in Pennsylvania, has endorsed Republican Tom Corbett for governor

"We take Corbett at his word that he will put what is best for Pennsylvania first, even if it costs him politically," the newspaper writes.

Read the endorsement editorial here.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top PA education official calls for investigation of radical college professor

Pennsylvania Board of Education Chairman Joseph Torsella has written a letter to Lincoln University President Ivory Nelson asking for an investigation into anti-Semitic remarks made by Dr. Kaukab Siddique, an associate professor of English at the university.

From Torsella's letter:
According to public writings and speeches, Mr. Siddique has characterized Israel as a "terrorist entity;" called for its violent overthrow; and peddled anti-Semitic propaganda ("the Jews…are a small minority in America, yet they have taken over this country by devious and immoral means"). Further, I am concerned about statements in, among other sources, the "New Trend Magazine" about Hezbollah and the Taliban that have been brought to my attention as purportedly authored by Mr. Siddique.
Read the full text of the latter at the link below:

State Board of Education Chairman Joseph Torsella Addresses Lincoln Professor's Remarks

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Down the Homestretch Announces Cash Video Contest

PennDOT Warns Motorists of Increased Deer Presence, Movement

A Fun Halloween

America Sees Through Jon Stewart: Obama's Clown No Longer Fooling Anyone

Interesting column by John Nolte on how Jon Stewart is using his so-called "comedy" show to promote the Democratic Party.

America Sees Through Jon Stewart: Obama's Clown No Longer Fooling Anyone

No endorsement for Rep. Allyson Schwartz

The Doylestown Intelligencer has taken an unusual step of declining to endorse either candidate in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District race. That's basically a slap in the face of incumbent Democrat Allyson Schwartz. The newspapers says Schwartz, one of the most liberal members of Congress, is too partisan and has a terrible voting record on key issues. That's why it cannot support her re-election. The only bad thing the newspapers can say about her Republican opponent, Dee Adcock, is that he lacks political experience.

Read the full editorial at the link below:  Endorsement 2010 - Conflict in the 13th Congressional

The Democrat Stimulus: An $814 Billion Flop

Columnist Deroy Murdock on how failure is an option for Democrats.

The Democrat Stimulus: An $814 Billion Flop - HUMAN EVENTS

Monday, October 25, 2010

Newspaper backs Toomey for US Senate

The Express-Times of Easton is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Pat Toomey over Joe Sestak in the much-watched race for the open U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania.

Toomey would make a real difference in Congress, unlike Sestak, who has rubber-stamped the Obama-Pelosi agenda since he arrived in Washington.

From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
Toomey is so opposed to earmarks he says he wouldn't try to bring any back to Pennsylvania — he'd focus on eliminating them, a practice he began as a congressman.

The best example of Toomey's tenaciousness came in 1998-99, when he got tired of arguing in the House about excessive spending and wrote his own budget. He then led a filibuster that forced Republican leaders to adopt some of his cuts.

That's the kind of restraint Congress needs to enshrine — and Toomey is the candidate who won’t brook any dissent in a war on wasteful spending.
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

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Obama job approval numbers reach new low

Another Unaffordable Entitlement

From Investor's Business Daily:
ObamaCare: Finding things we don't like in the Democrats' overhaul legislation is becoming an almost daily event. Add to the list the possibility that a provision in the bill could be almost six times more costly than the initial estimate.
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'60 Minutes' exposes true unemployment mess under Obama

60 Minutes Shock Report: National Unemployed and Underemployed 17.5%; California 22%

The state-run media is finally waking up to the disastrous economic policies of Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats.

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'Obama's downfall is his arrogance'

You know things are going bad when die-hard liberals Steve and Cokie Roberts turn on Obama, a man tney've supported for more than two years. The Kool Aid must have worn off for the Roberts family.

From their latest column:
"Some disillusionment was inevitable and unavoidable. But Team Obama also made a classic mistake. They decided that the rules of politics did not apply to them, that the popularity of their campaign slogans would somehow insulate them from the realities of Washington.

Arrogance probably is the right word. Obama ran hard against Washington, against the insiders and interest groups and influence traders, against capital careerists like John McCain and Hillary Clinton. Then, once elected, he tried to tell voters that Washington was actually the answer to practically every issue: rising job losses, insurance premiums and global temperatures.

At its core, the message was contradictory. How can Washington be the problem -- and the solution — at the same time."
Read the full column at the link below:

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Liberal newspaper backs Tom Corbett for governor

One of the most liberal newspapers in Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, is urging its readers to elect Republican Tom Corbett governor of Pennsylvania over Ed Rendell-close Dan Onorato.

I am shocked. The Post-Gazette hardly ever endroses Republicans.

From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
This no-nonsense politician also has his enlightened and progressive side. He recognizes the benefit of early education (as does Mr. Onorato) and sees the absurdity of that relic of Prohibition, the monopolistic Liquor Control Board system, and the crying need for its privatization (which Mr. Onorato does not). If done right, this would be a way of providing a great amount of budgetary relief without raising taxes. It also would send a message in the strongest way that Pennsylvania, despite its backward reputation, is not change averse.

The Post-Gazette endorses Tom Corbett, the candidate in a season of change who we believe can break with the past for the sake of a better future.

Read the full editorial here.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekly GOP Address: Sen. John Thune

Why are two wars not on our national radar?

Columnist Diana West wonders why so few Americans seem to notice that the nation is still fighting two wars against Islamic extremists.

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Anti-business Obama strikes again

An economist reviews the damage Barack Obama and the Democrats have done to the US economy.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Video: Whole Lotta Obama Kool Aid

With apologies to Led Zeppelin, check out this very funny song parody. (Song lyrics are available at the link below)

Whole Lotta Obama Kool Aid - HUMAN EVENTS

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50 Ways Tom Corbett will Rebuild PA

Tom Corbett has a plan to undo the damage Ed Rendell has done over the past eight years.

50 Ways Tom Corbett will Rebuild PA | Tom Corbett for Governor of Pennsylvania

Newspaper: Tom Corbett best choice for governor

From The Daily Item in Sunbury:
Corbett has demonstrated that he understands the challenges ahead and offers the best plan to overcome those obstacles in a way that taxpayers will appreciate. Corbett is the best choice for governor in a time when Pennsylvanians demand change.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Tom Corbett is the best choice for governor

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The Empire Strikes Back

'Yes we can' turn mess around

Great letter to the editor. The choice on Nov. 2 is more of the same failed policies of Obama/Pelosi or real change.

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Columnist: Defund All Public Broadcasting Now

Why are taxpayers forking up $420 million a year to support left-wing propaganda outlets like NPR and PBS?

Defund All Public Broadcasting Now - HUMAN EVENTS

Pat Toomey's Cat Responds To Joe Sestak's Dog

What Are We Most Angry About?

The Imperial Presidency

David Asman has a disturbing prediction of "The Coming Imperial Presidency" after Democrats lose control of Congress.

His Majesty Barack Obama will not listen to the voice of the people when they repudiate his radical agenda on Nov. 2.

Instead, he will likely rule by decry, bypassing Congress - and the will of the American people.

From Asman's column at Fox Business:
(Obama's) vision of America is one in which a dwindling private sector becomes the lap dog of an ever growing, government managed economy. You can call it European statism or socialism, but it's definitely not the free market most of us were accustomed to. And while it may not be our vision of America, it is his vision. And he wants to pursue it. But how? Without a compliant Congress it won't be as easy as it was the first two years. That's why we think he's going to turn up the juice of his executive powers to a level we haven't seen for decades. And it's not just us saying it.

The Los Angeles Times published a piece last week about how Obama is considering using executive orders to bypass the intentions of Congress:

"The best arena for Obama to execute his plans may be his own branch of government. That means more executive orders…and more deployment of his ample regulatory powers and the wide-ranging rulemaking authority of his Cabinet members."
Read the full column here.

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My interview with US Rep. Jim Gerlach

Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Pat Toomey for Senate

Trick-or-Treat Obama Style

No Going-Away Present for Ed Rendell

Viguerie Launches Petition, with a Goal of a Million Names, to End Federal Funding of NPR

Sen. Reid's Taxpayer Reimbursed Expenses Include $16,548 Video Wall

Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace on the Rise

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Puppet Master

Time to de-fund NPR

American taxpayers should not be paying for a left-wing propaganda tool like NPR.

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Juan Williams Fired For Acknowledging Negative Stereotypes


Tom Corbett: Time to end PA liquor monopoly

Libreral fascism on the rise at NPR

NPR, which is funded by taxpayers, fired political commentator Juan Williams because he expressed his opinion on the Muslim threat to the U.S. during an appearance on Bill O'Reilly's show.

Williams agreed with O'Reilly that political correctness has gotten in the way of fighting terrorism under the Obama administration.

That kind of talk gets you fired from the ultra-liberal NPR. Another example of liberal fascism.

There is no free speech when it comes to expressing views the far left doesn't like.

I'm no fan of Juan Williams, who is a liberal, but he has a right to express his opinion - except it seems on the ultra-left NPR.

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Berks County Patriots Sponsor Candidate Forum

State Rep. Sam Rohrer will serve as guest moderator of the Berks County Patriots Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 21.

The event, which will feature federal and state candidates, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Leesport Market Hall, Route 61, just north of Reading.

Rohrer, a Republican who ran for governor in the May primary, is retiring from the state House of Representatives this year.

For more information, call 610-926-3923 or go to

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My interview with Congressman Charlie Dent

Land of the Lost

Citizens Give Government Rock-Bottom Transparency Ratings

Columnist: Philadelphia Is the Next Greece

Columnist Chris Freind on the fiscal mismanagement in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Is the Next Greece

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Teamsters Withdraw Endorsement of Bryan Lentz

This is a first. I've never heard of a group withdrawing its endorsement to a political candidate, but the Pennsylvania Teamsters, representing 92,000 union workers, is telling its members NOT TO VOTE for Bryan Lentz, the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.

Pennsylvania Conference Won't Support Lentz

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Where Are The Jobs?

Check out my interview of state Rep. Doug Reichley

State Rep. Doug Reichley is a Republican seeking reelection to the 134th state House Dist. seat.

Video: Interview with Doug Reichley

PA Right to Work PAC Endorses Candidates

The Pennsylvania Right to Work Political Action Committee, a nonpartisan group that supports pro-Right to Work candidates for the Pennsylvania House and State Senate, has announced its endorsed candidates for the Nov. 2 General Election.

The following candidates are endorsed for Pennsylvania's State Senate:
Michael Brubaker (36th Dist.), Matt Connolly (14th Dist.), John Eichelberger (30th Dist.), Mike Folmer (48th Dist.), Rhashea Harmon (8th Dist.), Frank Scavo (22nd Dist.), Steve Urban (14th Dist.), and Michael Waugh (28th Dist.)
The following candidates are endorsed for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:
John Bear (97th Dist.), Steve Bloom (199th Dist.), Tom Bogar (153rd Dist.), Scott Boyd (43rd Dist.), Rob Ciervo (31st Dist.), Paul Clymer (145th Dist.), Jim Cox (129th Dist.), Tom Creighton (37th Dist.), Bryan Cutler (100th Dist.), Gordon Denlinger (99th Dist.), Alex Dubart (20th Dist.), Joe Emrick (137th Dist.), Garth Everett (84th Dist.), Mark Gillen (128th Dist.), Glen Grell (87th Dist.), Seth Grove (196th Dist.), Doyle Heffley (122nd Dist.), Sue Helm (104th Dist.), David Hickernell (98th Dist.), Dave Huffman (83rd Dist.), Rob Kauffman (89th Dist.), Fred Keller (85th Dist.), Mark Keller (86th Dist.), Daryl Metcalfe (12th Dist.), Ron Miller (93rd Dist.), Dan Moul (91st Dist.), Kathy Rapp (65th Dist.), Doug Reichley (134th Dist.), Todd Rock (90th Dist.), Curt Schroder (155th Dist.), Stan Saylor (94th Dist.), Justin Simmons (131st Dist.), RoseMarie Swanger (102nd Dist.), and Will Tallman (193rd Dist.)
From a The Pennsylvania Right to Work PAC press release:
The Right to Work PAC supports incumbents and challengers, Democrats and Republicans — a diverse group of candidates who share a desire to help Pennsylvania's economy and individual citizens by passing legislation guaranteeing every wage earner's right to hold a job regardless of union membership or support.

It is the Unions and the union entitlement mentality which justifies taking from those who have built and created profitable, productive businesses and, in particular, the monopoly government unions, who are driving Pennsylvania to bankruptcy.

This election is critical to the future of Pennsylvania just as a Right to Work law is critical for economic growth in our Commonwealth. We believe these candidates provide the best hope for a better tomorrow in Pennsylvania.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Gun-control group backs Onorato for governor

There's a clear distinction between Republican Tom Corbett and Democrat Dan Onorato when it comes to protecting Second Amendment rights.

Corbett, who is endorsed by the NRA, is a staunch defender of gun rights. Onorato backs gun-control measures.

That's why he has been endorsed by CeaseFirePA, a liberal advocacy group pushing for more gun-control measures against law-abiding Pennsylvania gun ownners.

From the CeaseFirePA press release endorsing Onorato:
Since May, Onorato has distinguished himself as the clear gubernatorial choice for Pennsylvanians concerned with the rising tide of gun violence in Commonwealth. Onorato has been one of the strongest voices in Pennsylvania for closing the Florida Gun Loophole. By contrast, Tom Corbett has refused to address the issue of gun violence – both as a candidate and as Pennsylvania's Attorney General. In a televised debate on October 16th, Corbett and Onorato sparred over how to address the Florida loophole. While Corbett once again dismissed the issue, "I don't believe there is a Florida loophole," Dan Onorato addressed it head on: "I don't need the Department of Agriculture in Florida telling me who should carry a gun in Pennsylvania."
Read more about CeaseFirePA efforts to punish gun owners for the failed liberal policies of Democratic mayors at the group's website.

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Need a flu shot?

CF Policy Talk: Pension Reform

America's Currency Crisis is Now Underway

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Spin Zone

Pennsylvania Banking Department Announces Quarterly Report on Enforcement Actions

If You Give A Democrat A Cookie

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekly Republican Address 10/16/10: Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)

Obama Is Watching

State Police Renew Program Aimed at Arresting Impaired Drivers

Friday, October 15, 2010

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft

Distracted Driving

Heartland Institute: Aftermarket and Recycled Parts Don't Need Excessive Government Regulation

Study Finds China's Extensive Government Intervention as Reason for its Unprecedented World Growth in Steel Production

Thursday, October 14, 2010

National Law Enforcement Museum Breaks Ground

Older Americans Blast Congress Over a 'Zero' Social Security COLA for 2011

Hey, you've just been rescued from a mine shaft after 70 days! What are you gonna do?

Nancy Pelosi sticks taxpayers with $2.1M for luxury travel

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of her family and staff took 85 tax-paid trips on military aircraft between March 2, 2009, and June 7, 2010, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.

From an article in The Washington Examiner:
"Pelosi's abusive use of military aircraft demonstrates a shocking lack of regard for the American taxpayer and the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force. Speaker Pelosi may have a frequent flyer record for taxpayer-financed luxury jet travel," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Read the full story at the newspaper's website.

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Toxic Red Sludge

Check out my interview of state Senate candidate Bill Wallace

State Rep. Dave Reed: Big Decisions Ahead for Pennsylvania

A state lawmaker from Western Pennsylvania reviews some of the critical issues facing Pennsylvania in 2011 and beyond.

State Rep. Dave Reed - Big Decisions Ahead for Pennsylvania

Throwing the book

Sen. Rafferty to salute veterans

State Sen. John C. Rafferty, Jr., R-44th, will salute veterans who live in the 44th Senatorial District (parts of Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties) during the third annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at Sunnybook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown.

The patriotic celebration, scheduled Oct. 30 from 8 to 10 a.m., will feature a keynote speaker and breakfast, and will honor the men and women who served and continue to serve in the armed forces.

For more information, or to register for the event, contact Sen. Rafferty’s office at 610-831-8830.

Due to the capacity of the building seating is limited and only those veterans who have pre-registered will be admitted. (More than 350 attended last year's event.)

Deadline for registration is Oct. 26.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Thrill Is Gone

Those college students who helped put Barack Obama in the White House in 2008 have turned their back on the Chosen One, according to a new poll.

Obama's job approval ratings among college students, which was at 60 percent a year ago, has dropped to 44 percent, according to an n Associated Press-mtvU poll released today.

From The Associated Press:
An Associated Press-mtvU poll found college students cooling in their support for President Barack Obama, a fresh sign of trouble for Democrats struggling to rekindle enthusiasm among many of these newest voters for the crucial midterm elections in three weeks.

Forty-four percent of students approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 27 percent are unhappy with his stewardship, according to the survey conducted late last month. That's a significant drop from the 60 percent who gave the president high marks in a May 2009 poll. Only 15 percent had a negative opinion back then.
For more poll results, click here.

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TheDC Analysis: Republicans will take the Senate

Republicans are getting closer to winning back the majority in the Senate, which would put a stop to the radical Obama agenda.

TheDC Analysis: Republicans will take the Senate | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Auditor General: PA Leadership Must Step Up, Fix Flawed Charter School Funding Formula

Video: Q&A with Tom Quigley

State Rep. Tom Quigley, seeking reelection in the 146th House District, stops by The Mercury to discuss a variety of state issues.

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Beyond the Headlines: The truth about our jobs crisis

Sestak wants more government spending

Violent and Property Crime Rates Declined in 2009

Poll: 5 Senate seats in play for majority

Rasmussen Reports says the Senate Balance of Power three weeks before the election shapes up like this: Democrats 48 seats, GOP 47 seats and Toss-Ups 5 seats.

The five contested races are California, Illinois, Nevada, Washington and West Virginia.

Republicans could take the majority depending on the five toss-up races.

Election 2010: Senate Balance Of Power


A World Without Newspapers ...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My interview with Bob Dodge

Check out my interview with Bob Dodge, Democratic candidate for the 147th state House District in Montgomery County.

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Top U.S. Scientist Exposes 'Global Warming Scam'

Investor's Business Daily has published the full text of the Oct. 6 letter that Harold Lewis, emeritus professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, sent to Princeton's Curtis G. Callan Jr., tendering his resignation from the American Physical Society, of which Callan is president.

Professor Lewis raises doubts about the global warming hoax that many in the scientific community are perpetuating.

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Out-of-control federal spending

In the past two years, the Obama Administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress have spent $6.97 trillion, a 21.4% increase in federal spending, according to The Wall Street Journal.

And what do we have to show for the record government spending? Record unemployment, record home foreclosures, record deficits, a record number of Americans collecting food stamps, a record number of Americans living in poverty.

The national debt has risen by $2.7 trillion under Obama, passing $13 trillion ... and will continue to rise under Obama's spending projections.

Stop the madness on Nov. 2 by voting out every Democrat on the ballot.

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A complete list of who voted for ObamaCare

Federal Government Holding Drilling Permits Hostage

New AAA Website Offers One-of-a-Kind Resources to Empower Parents, Teen Drivers

Quickest way to recovery Launches 'Cash-for-Candidates'

America Remains the Most Admired Country Globally

Although Barack Obama and his left-wing minions continue to denigrate the U.S., people across the world still have a high regard for America.

America Remains the Most Admired Country Globally in the 2010 Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index(SM)

Unemployment Among Older Adults Stuck Near Record Highs

Ronald Reagan speaks out on Socialized Medicine

Monday, October 11, 2010

Berks Tea Party hosts 'Candidates Night' on Oct. 13

The Berks Tea Party Patriots will host a Candidates Night on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Calvary Community Center, 201 Noble St., Reading.

Candidates for Pennsylvania governor, US Senate from Pennsylvania, Congressional districts in Berks County and the Pennsylvania Legislature have been invited to attend.

Among the candidates confirmed are: Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Tim Holden, State Sen. David Argall, State Sen. Mike Folmer and State Reps. Mark Gillen, Dave Maloney, Mike Tobash, Jerry Knowles and Doug Reichley.

To reach the Calvary Community Center, head south on Lancaster Avenue (Business 222) from Route 422, make the sixth left turn at J&S Auto and look for the signs.

For more information, call 610-927-7034 or e-mail:

You can also visit the group's website at

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Video: We Can Do Better

A comprehensive look of the failed Rendell policies of the past 8 years that left Pennsylvania bankrupt and cost 600,000 jobs. Rendell's tax-and-spend agenda was rubber-stamped by Democrats who control the state House by a 104-99 margin. That could change Nov. 2.


Retirees form new Montco Tea Party

You're never too old to help take your country back from the left-wing radicals.

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Nat Hentoff: Obama takes spying on US citizens to a new level

Civil rights advocate Nat Hentoff is one of the few journalists willing to expose Obama's unconstitutional spying on American citizens. Too bad the state-run media is helping to cover up Obama's crimes.

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Which disaster?

How many times can Joe Sestak get it wrong?

Check out this terrific letter to the editor on Joe Sestak's awful voting record in Congress. How can one person get it wrong every single time?

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Harris Poll: GOP may have peaked too early

Specter & Sestak - Together Again

Politics makes for strange bedfellows. They hated each other a few months ago. Now, Arlen Specter and Joe Sestak are bosom buddies.

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Social Security: No COLA in 2011

The Obama Administration has announced there will be no cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in January 2011, the second year in a row that seniors will have to make due with what they got in 2009.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Video: Recovery Summer

Friday, October 8, 2010

No change, No hope, No jobs

The Department of Labor announced Friday that the United States economy shed an additional 95,000 private sector jobs last month. The national unemployment rate remained at 9.6% despite Barack Obama's promise that it would not rise above 8% once the "stimulus" spending was approved. So what happened?

More than 15 million Americans remain unemployed and another 10 million are underemployed as the Obama Recession heads into its 20th month.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele released the following statement:
"Seventeen consecutive months with higher than 9% unemployment represent the final verdict on the failed economic policies of this White House and the Democrat Congress as voters head to the polls. President Obama and his left wing allies on Capitol Hill have spent trillions of taxpayer dollars with nothing to show for it but a mountain of crippling debt and chronic joblessness. 95,000 more jobs lost provides further evidence that their agenda of more spending, higher taxes, and bigger government is only fueling more economic uncertainty and making it harder to put Americans back to work. After nearly two years of weak leadership and broken promises, the American people will go to the polls in less than a month and reject this Administration’s economic mismanagement."

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Tea Party Participation Up As Election Nears

Obama Tax Hikes: What's Their Excuse?


New Federal Help for Pennsylvania Homeowners Struggling with Unemployment

Nearly 1 in 4 Democrats Believe GOP Will Win Control of the Senate

Obama critics need not apply

Lawmakers may disconnect cell phone driving bill

It appears members of the Pennsylvania Legislature are more concerned with getting themselves re-elected than saving lives.

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Obama's Tax Hike: The Movie


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Four Weeks - Remember November

From Bad to Worse Under Democrats

Anyone recall that unemployment was at 4.6% before the Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007? It's been a steady march to economic oblivion ever since.

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment at 10.1% in September

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My interview with Rep. Mike Vereb

Check out my interview with PA State Rep. Mike Vereb, who is seeking reelection in the 150th State House District.

We talk about property taxes, the 2nd Amendment, Welfare funding, pension reform, the state's fiscal woes under Gov. Ed Rendell and tolling Route 422.

Click here for the link to the video.

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Heckavu job, Rahm

Obamacare firesale: 3 Catholic hospitals for sale in Pennsylvania

Obama wants more people to have health insurance, but what good does that do if hospitals close and doctors leave the profession because of the enormous cost of new government regulations?

Obamacare fire sale: Three Catholic hospitals for sale in Pennsylvania | Washington Examiner

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October surprise: Gallup reports unemployment at 10.1 percent

A final nail in the Democrats' cofffin as Election Day approaches.

October surprise: Gallup reports unemployment at 10.1 percent | Washington Examiner

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Stop 422 Tolls website launches

A new website opposing the tolling of Route 422 has launched at

The site is also critical of Democratic state Rep. Paul Drucker, who is the only Pennsylvania lawmaker so far to advocate tolling one of the busiest highways in the state.

Drucker is a freshman House member who represents the 157th District. Route 422 travels through some of the communities in the district.

The website includes an online petition asking visitors to oppose the tolling of Route 422.

From the home page:
Maybe State Rep. Paul Drucker believes we don't already pay enough taxes. Maybe State Rep. Paul Drucker believes traffic on Route 422 isn't bad enough already, and could use a few toll booths to slow things down a bit more. Maybe State Rep. Paul Drucker believes people who use Route 422 won’t mind paying for the privilege of driving on that road.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My interviews with Trivedi, Kaufman

Watch my interviews with Manan Trivedi, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District, and Fern Kaufman, Democratic candidate for the 26th state House District in Chester County, at the link below:

Watch videos of interviews with Trivedi, Kaufman -

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Report: Bumper Crop of Ballot Measures Could Signal Major Fiscal Policy Shifts

The National Taxpayers Union has released the "2010 General Election Ballot Guide: The Taxpayer's Perspective," which analyzes hundreds of ballot questions in more than 30 states.

"Sometimes the most influential entries on ballots aren't the names of candidates, but the names and numbers of measures," NTU State Government Affairs Manager John Stephenson said. "The Taxpayer's Perspective not only informs citizens about issues that could affect their states and communities, it also identifies trends that help to identify the national mood on fiscal policy. Those trends will live on long after the parties tally their wins and losses."

You can download a free copy of the report by following the link below:

Bumper Crop of Ballot Measures Could Signal Major Fiscal Policy Shifts, Report Finds

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Gallup poll: Democrats face bloodbath on Nov. 2

Gen. Custer had a better chance at Little Big Horn than incumbent Democrats have against angry voters on Nov. 2.

GOP holds wide lead among likely voters in latest Gallup poll - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

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PA Auditor General Jack Wagner Says Flawed Charter School Formulas Costing Taxpayers Millions

An omen for Obama?


PA Preserves 1,434 Acres of Prime Farmland to Benefit Consumers, Environment and Economy

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Unveils Oral History Project to Celebrate Older Adults, People with Disabilities Living Independently

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Times Have Changed

The Rendell Legacy

From a terrific editorial in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Gov. Ed Rendell's disastrous tenure as governor of Pennsylvania:
How rotten? Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner last week noted that spending during Rendell's term ballooned by about 33 percent, nearly twice the rate of inflation, and that he'll leave the next governor with a budget hole of $5 billion
.Read the full editorial, "Rendell's legacy: Crippling profligacy," at the newspaper's website.

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Legislature taking step backward in open-records laws

Here we go again. The professional politicians in Harrisburg are trying to keep taxpayers in the dark.

Send incumbents a message on Nov. 2. It's your money. You have a right to know how it's being spent.

Check out the editorial at the link below:

Legislature taking step backward in open-records laws - The Mercury

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's Just Not Working With Paul Kanjorski

Paul Kanjorksi is one of the dinosaurs who needs to be removed from Congress on Nov. 2.

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RINOs invade Pennsylvania

Lowman S. Henry makes a convincing case that RINOs who have more in common with Ed Rendell than Pennsylvania taxpayers are in control of the Pennsylvania Senate.

GOP-controlled state Senate lurches left - The Mercury

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Top 10 Pennsylvania zip codes for direct stimulus funding

Interesting how most of the Democrats' "stimulus" money ended up in inner-cities, where fellow Democrats have a way of making taxpayer dollars disappear.

I could be wrong but it sure looks like the "stimulus" package was a sneaky way to pay back all the Democratic votes who put Obama and Pelosi in power.

Top 10 Pennsylvania zip codes for direct stimulus funding - The Mercury

Weekly GOP Address On Democrats' Misplaced Priorities

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Citizens scrimp as government spends

Matthew J. Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation reviews all the ways Pennsylvania politicians have spent the state into bankruptcy. That includes Gov. Ed Rendell and the Legislature,both Democrats and Republicans. We know what the current crop has done. Voters have a chance to make dramatic changes on Nov. 2 by electing a new governor and a new Legislature.

Citizens scrimp as government spends - The Mercury

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Proud Socialists March at Left-Wing Protest

Barack Obama would feel right at home with this crowd.

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Single-Payer Coming Under Obamacare

A British-style, government-run health care system is Obama's ultimate goal.

Single Payer Coming Under Obamacare - HUMAN EVENTS

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One Trillion Attend 'One Nation' Rally

This is what you would be reading if the only place you get your information is the state-run media.

One Trillion Attend One Nation Rally - HUMAN EVENTS

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Obamacarter: History Repeats Itself

Governor Rendell Announces Resignation of Homeland Security Director

Radical Environmental Group Advances Agenda Through Violence

Congress Passes Resolution Calling on Turkey to Protect Religious Sites in Occupied Cyprus

Newspaper: Legislators target Right to Know

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to keep citizens in the dark. Don't let them get away with it. It's your money. It's your government. Demand accountability. Demand transparency.

Legislators target Right to Know - Washington Greene PA Editorial Opinion -

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Another Name for Dan Onorato

Libertarians target 89 Congressional incumbents for defeat on Nov. 2

The Libertarian Party would like to see the 89 Congressional incumbents - 62 Democrats and 27 Republicans - who supported the TARP bailouts to be sent packing by the voters on Nov. 2. See if your Congressman is on the list.

Libertarians challenge 89 TARP-supporting incumbents in Congress

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