Friday, December 31, 2010

You Can't Fix Stupid

One of those liberal intellectuals at the Washington Post says the U.S. Constitution is too old to be taken seriously. I wonder what the guy thinks of the Bible.

WashPost's Ezra Klein Laments 'Confusing' Nature of Our Old Constitution

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Palin Derangement Syndrome Strikes Again

It's amazing how the far left starts foaming at the mouth at the mere mention of Sarah Palin's name.

Aaron Sorkin: Palin is 'Idiot' and 'Mean Woman,' Republicans 'Have Moved into a Mental Institution'

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WPAZ back on air

After a year of silence, the Pottstown area has its local radio station back.

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Bob Hope defines the Democrats

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U.S. political map turning red

Columnist: Who's blaming Obama for high gas prices?

The far left and its media allies blamed George W. Bush for rising gasoline prices for years. So how come Barack Obama gets a free pass?

Larry Elder: Who's blaming Obama for high gas prices? | Washington Examiner

Thursday, December 30, 2010

We could use some global warming

'Why has Barack Obama failed so spectacularly?'

Obama bypasses Senate again

Another radical joins the Justice Department as Obama avoids Senate conformation once again.

Just “a Prosecutor Fighting Crime” | The Weekly Standard

The Real Number of Uninsured Americans

Obama picked a number out of thin air in trying to justify government takeover of the health care system.

The Real Number of Uninsured Americans | The Weekly Standard


Top 25 Oddball Job Interview Questions

Gross Violation of Religious Freedoms in the Occupied Cyprus

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Let's Hear It For Barney Frank

PennDOT Announces Year-End Contracting Results

Pennsylvania Lottery Sets New Weekly Instant Games Sales Record

What recession? Pennsylvania residents plunked down more than $52 million on instant lottery tickets in the past week.

Pennsylvania Lottery Sets New Weekly Instant Games Sales Record

Failure is an option for Barack Obama

The Associated Press offers a month-by-month recap of Obama's failed second year in the White House.

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Cleaning up Ed Rendell's mess

Amazing how much damage Ed Rendell has done to Pennsylvania over the past 8 years. Despite $8 billion in new spending and billions more in borrowing, Rendell failed to solve any of the state's major problems and is hading the mess to Gov.-elect Tom Corbett.

Rendell gives Corbett handbook of challenges ahead |

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bailing Out

Political End Runs by Obama

Thomas Sowell on how Barack Obama repeatedly bypasses Constitutional restrictions on executive power to enact his socialist agenda against the will of the American people.

Political End Runs - HUMAN EVENTS

PA: Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 186 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Naughty and Nice: Government spending edition

Return of the Federal Death Panels

Government Death Panels will soon be deciding who lives and who dies as Obama's bureacrats begin to implement new Obamacare provisions starting Jan. 1

Bureaucrats Secretly Implement ObamaCare


Monday, December 27, 2010

Sen. Roy Blunt: Obama chose 'ideology' over 'jobs'

14 ways to slash federal spending

Democrats and their big-government allies are always arguing there's nothing to cut from the bloated federal budget.

The folks at Reason magazine beg to differ, offering 14 programs and agencies that could be slashed to save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars every year.

My favorite:

End (or at Least Audit) the Fed:
The Fed is the biggest bastion of central planning in the American economy, and eliminating it would both move us toward a freer market and remove history’s most powerful enabler of government waste. If that’s politically impossible, auditing the Fed would at least peel away the bank’s veneer of inscrutable wizardry to reveal the feckless dithering at the heart of U.S. monetary policy.
Read the full article, "How to Slash the State: 14 ways to dismantle a monstrous government, one program at a time," here.

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The Obama Recession Continues

Many Happy Returns

Flags at Capitol, Berks County to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Sen. Michael A. O'Pake

State Police: 7 Killed, 264 Injured over Christmas Holiday

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Overpaid government workers?

Taxpayers can no longer afford to fund the political class and the minions who support them.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santa's business is getting sleighed

Christmas the No. 1 Holiday Again This Year

Santa: I'm Skipping That House

Friday, December 24, 2010

'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

Poll: Americans Strongly Believe in the Divinity of Jesus Christ

New Rasmussen Reports polling finds that 87% of Americans celebrate Christmas in their family, and 70% of that group recognize it as a religious holiday celebrating the birth of Christ rather than a secular one. Twenty-seven percent (27%) celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday.

Americans Strongly Believe in the Divinity of Jesus Christ


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Auditor General Says He Will Audit Performance of LCB's Malfunctioning Wine Kiosks

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to Temporarily Close Pronto Wine Kiosks

The JibJab 2010 Year in Review!


Libs in Toyland


AIG to Pay $100 Million in Fines Under Multi-State Settlement in Pennsylvania

Auditor General Commends Turnpike Commission for Decision to Print Fares on Tickets

Great Moments in Unintended Consequences

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pennsylvania Turnpike makes U-turn

Here's what we do know: Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will go up Jan. 2, 2011.

Up until today, motorists who pay cash would not know how much the tolls would be because the bureaucrats at the Turnpike Commission decided to print tickets without prices on them.

That controversial (and stupid) decision has been overturned.

But tolls are still going up thanks to a plan pushed a couple of years ago by Gov. Ed Rendell and Democrats in the state Legislature.

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Obamacare will be tipping point for many states

Obamacare is another unfunded mandate on the states, one that will push many states into bankruptcy since they can't print money like the federal government.

Check out this latest analysis of Obamcare at American Thinker at the link below:

Already in trouble, ObamaCare will be tipping point for many states

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U.S. Population Up 27 Million in Just 10 Years

Mass Immigration is Unsustainable, Warns FAIR

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Why Santa Might Be Late This Year

Judicial Watch Praises New 'Tea Party Congress'

7 States to Increase Minimum Wage on New Year's Day

Monday, December 20, 2010


Newspaper: Kill The Lame Duck

From Investor's Business Daily:

Governance: It is an anachronism a constitutional amendment tried to kill. It lets defeated legislators wreak political and economic havoc without consequence. Like the dodo, the lame duck should be extinct.

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Top 10 Bad Developments For Global Warming Alarmists

Krauthammer to headline Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

The 2011 PA Leadership Conference, featuring the largest gathering of conservatives in Pennsylvania, has lined up one of the sharpest conservative thinkers in the world for this year's event.

Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and a Fox News commentator, will be the dinner speaker at the 2011 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 8-9 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill, Pa.

From a press release announcing Krauthammer's appearance:
"We are excited to have Dr. Krauthammer as the next in a long series of influential conservative speakers to address the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference," said Lowman Henry, President of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council which organizes the event. "In an era when many commentators offer only shop worn analysis, Dr. Krauthammer stands out as a thoughtful voice of reason who injects logic and perspective into the public debate."

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere annual gathering of public policy conservatives from through the commonwealth and beyond. The conference features well known national speakers, and a who's who of state-level government and policy leaders offering commentary and panel presentations.

Dr. Krauthammer was named by the Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America. Since 1985 he has written a syndicated column for the Washington Post, winning the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1987. His column now appears in more than 250 newspapers worldwide.

A contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and to the New Republic, Dr. Krauthammer is a Fox News contributor appearing nightly on Fox's evening news program Special Report with Bret Baier. He is also a weekly panelist on Inside Washington.
Complete information and registration for the 2011 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference can be found at the conference's newly redesigned website,

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'Republicans prevented a massive, job-killing New Year's Day tax increase'

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Table Game Revenue Figures for November Released by PA Gaming Control Board

Hand-Held Cell Phone Use for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers Proposed

U.S. Postal Service Ready for Busiest Mailing Day

There is a Santa Claus!

Corbett Inaugural website launches

Gov.-elect Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov.-elect Jim Cawley's Inaugural website has launched at

The theme of the new Republican administration is "Rebuilding Pennsylvania," which is a big task after the disastrous eight years of the Rendell administration.

The website provides detailed information on the Inaugural activities. Pennsylvania residents can also find information on how to reserve and purchase tickets for Inaugural events.

The site will be updated right up until the January 18, 2011, Inauguration.

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Columnist: Bob Casey Jr. vulnerable in 2012

Pennsylvania Republican leaders need to find a good candidate now to take out Sen. Bob Casey Jr. in 2012.

Obama's PA Ally Casey Vulnerable In 2012 - HUMAN EVENTS

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Poll: Lowest Congressional Approval Ever

A new Gallup poll shows just 13 percent of Americans approve the job Congress is doing. Heckavu job, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Congressional Job Approval: Down To Family and Friends | The Weekly Standard

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Tax Deal Passes, GOP Wants Permanent Cuts

Take a look at the final votes to extend the Bush Tax Cuts - 277-148 in the House and 81-19 in the Senate, with solid Democratic majorities in both chambers. But this only a two-year extension. When more Republicans join Congress in January, let's push for a permanent extension to get the U.S. economy moving again.

Tax Deal Passes, GOP Wants Permanent Cuts - HUMAN EVENTS

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S.

Pittsburgh and State College were the only Pennsylvania comunities to make the list.

Seventh Annual Farmers Insurance Study Ranks the Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S.

New report calls for online privacy bill of rights

In danger of collapse

Getting our money's worth?

A new report says it costs $318 million every year to operate the Pennsylvania Legislature, with 253 elected officials and a staff of nearly 3,000. Does anyone think we're getting our money's worth?

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Pennsylvania Unemployment at 8.6%

More than 1.4 Million Stranded Holiday Drivers Expected by AAA

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Obama Constitution

2012 Presidential Election: 18 Republican Contenders and President Obama Ranked By Communications Skills

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Named 2010 TIME Person of the Year

PA Revenue Department Updates Online List of State Tax Liens

Congressional Job Approval Down To 13%

A new Gallup poll shows just 13 percent of Americans approve the job Congress is doing. Heckavu job, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Congressional Job Approval: Down To Family and Friends | The Weekly Standard

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rendell As The Grinch

Richard Viguerie Calls Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli a New Breed of Republican Leader

Nobamacare - Federal Judge Rules Healthcare Bill Unconstitutional

Happy Holidays from the Teachers Unions

Project Veritas: NJEA Sends Their Christmas Greetings to Governor Christie

Year-long G.I. Bill 'fix-it' Campaign by Legion Pays Off with Senate Vote

State Police Urge Holiday Season Motorists to Slow Down, Stay Sober

Consider Facts Before Adopting, Buying Pets This Holiday Season

Rep.-Elect Kristi Noem: Businesses need certainty to start hiring

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. new PA pork king

With Sen. Arlen Specter voted out of office and Rep. John Murtha dead, Sen. Bob Casey Jr. is poised to become the new king of pork-barrel spending among Pennsylvania politicians.

According to the website,, Sen. Casey has pushed through 336 earmarks totaling $689 million for special interests and political cronies.

An article in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review states Pennsylvania Democratic members of Congress have asked for 985 separate earmarks while Pennsylvania's Republican Congressional delegation has requested 0 earmarks.

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Want To Understand The Left?

Reid's Lame-Duck Lands Bill Threatens Border Security

Landmark Praises Court Ruling in VA 'Obamacare' Suit


You call this pension reform?

This is Ed Rendell's idea of pension reform. The bill, which was backed by the teachers union, was passed with the support of Rendell and the Democratic majority in the state Legislature.

From The Associated Press:
Structural changes passed last month in Pennsylvania's large pension plans for state government workers and school district employees will still leave taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars in new costs in the coming years.

The cost to the state government and school districts will go from $1.25 billion this year to just under $2 billion next year, but the average annual price tag for the coming decade amounts to $5.3 billion.
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Richard Viguerie: Cuccinelli Obamacare Court Victory is a Major Win for the Tea Party

Federal Judge Gets It Half Right in Striking Down Health Care Law

A Christmas Message To The Middle Class Taxpayer

Top 10 Obama Foreign Policy Blunders Last Month

Friday, December 10, 2010

Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Money Grab

The Latest WikiLeak

Bank failures under Obama set record

Bank failures continue at a record pace as Obamanomics take its toll. The feds have shut down banks in Michigan and Pennsylvania, bringing the number of U.S. banks that have failed in 2010 to a record 151. Heckavu job, Barack.

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95th PA Farm Show to Offer New Attractions, Time-Honored Favorites

New nickname for Ed Rendell

He's known as "Fast Eddie" but perhaps a better nickname for Pennsylvania's governor is Ed "Turn 'em Loose" Rendell.

From The Associated Press:
Gov. Ed Rendell will leave office next month having signed more than twice as many pardons as any other Pennsylvania governor. Rendell, a Democrat with about a month left in his second term, has granted 1,059 pardons, according to the state Board of Pardons. His office said 29 more await action on his desk, and he expects to consider 34 others by the end of the year.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

All Aboard

AMA: Congress Passes One Year Delay of Medicare Physician Cut

Enough with these Band-Aid fixes to the awful Obamcare bill. Just repeal the whole damn things.

AMA: Congress Passes One Year Delay of Medicare Physician Cut

Auditor General Rejects Rendell Debt Plan

Ed Rendell originally wanted to borrow and spend another $1 billion before he leaves office next month.

Now he's willing to go down to $650 million How about he just goes away without saddling us with any more debt?

Too bad Democrats didn't nominate Jack Wagner as their candidate for governor this year instead of Rendell-clone Dan Onorato.

Auditor General Jack Wagner Says He Will Not Sign $650 Million Bond Issue, a Bad Deal for Pennsylvania Taxpayers

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Judicial Watch Sues Mayor Bloomberg's Office for Ground Zero Mosque Documents

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Newspaper: Bush job approval higher than Obama's

How the mighty have fallen. Americans are waking up from their Kool-Aid induced stupor and realizing what a huge mistake they made in electing Barack Obama president.

A new Gallup Poll shows the job approval rating for "The Anointed One" has dropped below that of President George W. Bush.

Check it out at the liberal New York Daily News and at Politico

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An early gift from Barack Obama

Montco treasurer offers to take a pay cut

Is this the beginning of a trend? Let's hope so. If these political figures are truly "public servants," they should put the taxpayers first.

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'How we changed the 12 Days of Christmas'

Interesting column by Terry Mattingly on the origins of "The 12 Days of Christmas'

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New Resources to Help Employees Keep More of Their Money at Tax Time

The Gambler

Join 'Project Blue Light' to Honor Fallen Officers

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Concord Coalition Says Major Tax Reform Should Follow Two-Year Extension of Tax Cuts

Timely Tips on Charitable Giving

Let's Hear It For The Ladies

Obama: Compromise With Me

Resources Available to Gauge Older Drivers' Safety

Cuckoo In Cancun

The global warming crowd may be suffering from hypothermia.

From Investor's Business Daily:
Still think those who continue to push the idea of man-made climate change are well-grounded and rational? Think again.

Consider Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She opened the U.N's global warming conference last week with a prayer to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of the moon.

This mythological supreme being of fertility is supposed to be good for sending rain for crops. Maybe that's the sort of blessing Figueres had in mind when, from Cancun's — no joke — Moon Palace, she called Ixchel "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving" and hoped delegates would be inspired by her.

And did we mention that the multitasking Ixchel is also some kind of jaguar? Given her many roles, is it really reasonable to ask her to also save the planet from global warming?

But then if she did that, the alarmists wouldn't have to take junkets to balmy resorts in December to save the world from mankind.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

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Dec. 31 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline For PA Seniors

Gov. Rendell Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Pearl Harbor Day

Monday, December 6, 2010

How to speak North Korean

Columnist: No more stealth pay raises

From a new column by Brad Bumsted on the "stealth" pay raise Pennsylvania politicians get every year.
Many Pennsylvanians haven't seen a raise in years. Others can't find jobs. Seniors haven't had a Social Security increase in two years.

A COLA "is an annual stealth pay raise, which has no relation to merit or quality of work product," said Eric Epstein, of Harrisburg, an opponent of the 2005 raise.

If legislators want a raise they should have to vote on it. It would be difficult for years, given the 2005 pay fiasco. But if a few years from now they want a raise? Justify it. Hold public hearings. Put your name behind it and pay the consequences or not.

It then effectively would be up to voters to approve the raise, by casting a vote for or against the legislator. It's what a republic is all about.
Read the full column at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

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Repeat After Me

Pa. leads nation in teacher strikes

Pennsylvania has more teacher strikes than in all other states combined!!!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Keynesianism, RIP

We figured out something Obama is good at - killing U.S. jobs.

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The Audacity Of Economic Ignorance

From Investor's Business Daily:
Why do we seem so helpless in solving our current mess? A big reason is the shocking lack of basic economic literacy among many of our political leaders. Case in point: Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

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Weekly GOP Address: Dems Still Don't Get It

Unemployment goes from 5% under George W. Bush to 10% under Barack Obama and the Democrats continue to cling to their failed economic policies despite a historic repudiation by voters just one month ago.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Unemployment Rate Climbs to 9.8%

The failure of Barack Obama's economic policies is complete. The U.S. unemployment rate for November rose to 9.8% - with the number of unemployed Americans climbing from 14.8 million to 15.1 million.

All this despite trillions of dollars in federal spending to "stimulate" the economy and reduce unemployment.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele released the following statement today:
"Today's jobs report showing unemployment jumping to 9.8 percent only confirms that President Obama's agenda of out-of-control spending, higher taxes, and bigger government has the economy moving in the wrong direction. Despite the clear message sent in last month's elections, Democrats continue to ignore the American people by remaining focused on enacting a host of liberal priorities that will do nothing to create jobs. All the while, they have left a massive job-killing tax increase hanging over the heads of every single American family and small business, prolonging the existing economic uncertainty that has kept employers from hiring. Instead of continuing the same wish-list mentality that pushed through big government Democrat programs in the face of high unemployment and record deficits, Democrats should work with Republicans to start putting the American people's priorities first – getting our country back on a path to economic prosperity and making sure no one sees a tax hike on January 1st."

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Fool Me Once, Obama-Style

Roses to State Rep. David Maloney for helping remodel Boyertown office

Republican David Maloney hasn't taken office yet in the PA Legislature, but he's already saving money for constituents in Berks County's 130th District.

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Newspaper: Time to kill automatic political pay hikes

The new Republican majority in Harrisburg could get off to a good start with voters for ending automatic pay raises for state politicians and judges.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Porkers of the Month 11/2010: Sens. Tom Carper and George Voinovich!

Billboard Debuts New 'Social 50' Chart

Pennsylvania's CHEMSWEEP to Provide Safe Pesticide Disposal in 21 Counties in 2011

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Concord Coalition Praises Bowles-Simpson Plan

More Than A Busted Lip

PA Revenue Department Releases November Collections

Conservative & Taxpayer Groups Join Reformers in Push to Save Office of Congressional Ethics

Newspaper: Most legislators say no to COLA

Why do we have to go through this song-and-dance every year? The Legislature should repeal the 1995 law that grants its members and other state officials automatic pay raises every year.

Most legislators say no to COLA - News - The Times-Tribune

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New TSA theme song: 'Comply With Me'