Thursday, May 31, 2012

Obama 'Then and Now'

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Launches New Transparency Portal

With nearly 40 percent of the state's annual $27 billion General Fund budget going to Welfare programs, Pennsylvania taxpayers might want to know how the money is being spent. The state is making it easier with a new website:

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Launches New Transparency Portal

PA Insurance Department Levies $16.8M Fine Against AIG

Syria's Biggest Threat

Pennsylvania Signs One-Year Renewal of Multi-State Water Agreement for Delaware River

CBO: Obama stimulus may have cost as much as $4.1 million a job

Survey Shows Daily Twitter Use Doubles

Anti-abortion groups turn 'war on women' charge against Democrats

President Obama and liberal Democrats in Congress oppose a bill that would ban gender-based abortions, whereby a woman can abort a female fetus because she wants a male child. (It's common in China and abortion-advocates want to bring the practice to the U.S.) Talk about the real war on women.

Anti-abortion groups turn 'war on women' charge against Democrats - The Hill's Healthwatch

Get In Line

Gov. Corbett needs to back school tax elimination bill

I was disappointed yesterday to learn that Gov. Tom Corbett has not read House Bill 1776 (The Property Tax Independence Act), has not met with its sponsor, Rep. Jim Cox, and did not know enough about the bill to take a position on it. The elimination of school property taxes is the No. 1 issue facing Pennsylvania taxpayers ... and the governor better get up to speed on it.

Corbett talks Pa. budget with regional editors, reporters

GDP revised down to 1.9 percent for first quarter of 2012

The Obama Legacy: U.S. economy continues to flounder three years after Obama promised to work his magic.

GDP revised down to 1.9 percent for first quarter of 2012 - The Hill's On The Money

House Finance Committee to Hold Second Hearing on Property Tax Independence Act

The state House of Representatives  is moving on a bill to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania, but voters have to put pressure on legislative leaders to allow a vote on the bill.

A hearing is scheduled Monday, June 4, but even if the committee moves the bill to the full floor, only the Republican leadership of the House can allow a vote.

State Rep. Jim Cox - House Finance Committee to Hold Second Hearing on Property Tax Independence Act

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gov. Corbett Signs 6 Bills into Law

Planned Parenthood goes to war against Mitt Romney

Watch Your Back

Gov. Tom Corbett Signs 3 Execution Warrants

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Obama struggles with campaign theme

When you've presided over four of the most disastrous years in U.S. presidential history, I would imagine it would be hard to settle on a re-election theme.

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Romney hits Obama hard on economic failures

Men In Red

Government lines up $1.4B for conservation property purchases

Public Meeting Set for June 7 on Future of Brandywine Battlefield

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Continues Assault on Fraud

Monday, May 28, 2012

Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama

New Gallup Poll released on Memorial Day: U.S. veterans, about 13% of the adult population and consisting mostly of older men, support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president by 58% to 34%, while nonveterans give Obama a four-percentage-point edge.

Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama

Never Say It Enough

AP 'Fact Check' Ignores Obama Stump Speech Claim

The Obama Legacy of Failure

Sen. Toomey's Memorial Day Message

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New York Times: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf

'Whatever Happened to Hope and Change?'

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Republican Plan for America's Job Creators

While bashing Romney, Obama hangs on to his Bain Capital donations

Top 10 examples of California zealotry

Friday, May 25, 2012

Off the Charts: Obama's Spending by the Numbers

News Item: San Francisco To Remane Street After Nancy Pelosi

National Missing Children's Day

Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day

The Big Lie: Obama's Claims on Federal Spending

The Washington Post's Fact Checker column catches Barack Obama in a big lie about the growth of federal spending under Obama. Fact Checker awards Obama 3 out of 4 Pinocchios for his made-up figures on federal spending.

Read the full analysis at the link below:

The facts about the growth of spending under Obama

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Distracted Media

PA Civil Rights Commission Recognizes Montgomery County, State Leaders

Shakeup in Corbett Administration Announced

Gov. Tom Corbett's much-maligned chief of staff has been given a promotion of sorts and the governor has replaced him with a Chester County resident (and husband of one of Corbett's cabinet members.)

Governor Corbett to Nominate William Ward to Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas; Names Stephen Aichele as Chief of Staff

Stories from the Obama Economy

'The Amateur' to debut at No. 1 on NYT bestseller list

John R. Bolton: The choice is clear: Romney will keep us safer

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Report: ObamaCare to Threaten Quality of Treatment

John Stossel on Why the Media Hates Business

Editorial: Obama's 'You Go, Girl' remarks won't win the women vote

How does Obama get away with the phony 'war on women' accusations against Republicans when he's the one always making condescending comments about women?

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First Amendment Freedoms Hang in the Balance This Memorial Day

Top Political Analyst Jay Cost: 'I’d Much Rather Be Romney Than Obama At This Stage'

Obama Loses 40% of the Vote in 2 More Democratic State Primaries

Obama Debt Explained

Quinnipiac: Romney-Rubio Leads Obama-Biden by 8 Points in Florida

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Highlights

Officials Announce Simplified Method to Obtain Photo ID for Pennsylvania-Born Voters

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gov. Corbett Issues Flag Order to Observe Memorial Day

Media Bullies

PA Gov. Corbett Signs 4 Bills into Law

PennDOT Urges Young Drivers to Avoid Distractions and 'Just Drive'

PA House Passes Bill to Increase National Guard Pay

'For Greater Glory' Trailer

More Dems criticize Obama's negative campaign

Global warming alarmism, anyone?

Monday, May 21, 2012

This is Captain Obama speaking

PA Lawmakers Urge Schools to Use Reserve Funds Before Raising Taxes

Pa. gun sales to stop while police replace ID system

Will Pennsylvania punish Obama for broken promises?

Bain vs. Bane

High school teacher tells student he can be arrested for disrespecting Obama

Only 16 states increased jobs under Obama

Two-thirds of the states are still waiting for the recovery Obama promised four years ago.

Only 16 states increased jobs under Obama

Is Pennsylvania In Play for November? Maybe

If Obama can't win Pennsylvania, he cannot win a second term.

Columnist: Is Pennsylvania In Play for November? Maybe Roll Call Politics

Friday, May 18, 2012

100 Fundraisers Later, What Did Obama Forget?

Gov. Corbett Announces New Nominations, Appointments

Facing criminal charges, PA Supreme Court Justice Melvin relieved of duties

Obama-Biden Want To Bankrupt U.S. Coal Industry

Thursday, May 17, 2012

PA State Rep. Mike Vereb Outraged Over Schools' $3.2B Reserve Funds

From a press release issued today by State Rep. Mike Vereb, R-150th Dist., on the news that Pennsylvania's 500 school districts are holding on to $3.2 billion in "reserves" at a time when many districts are raising property taxes, laying off staff and cutting programs:
"As we face another tight budget year, I am furious to find that many of the state’s school districts that are crying poor and blaming the state for their fiscal problems are sitting on surpluses, including one that totals $148 million. Simply put, hard-working taxpayers deserve an explanation of why these reserve funds haven’t been used to help ease the rising costs of education, especially at a time when some communities’ school property taxes have increased."
Gov. Tom Corbett has also called on school boards to dip into reserves to help balance their 2012-13 budgets.

From The Associated Press: "The school districts are making a concerted effort not to go into those reserves," Corbett said, adding that reserves are a rainy day fund that should be used at times like this. 

Read the full release from Rep. Vereb at the link below:

PA State Rep. Mike Vereb - Vereb Outraged to Hear Pennsylvania’s School Districts Boast Reserve Funds Totaling More Than $3.2 Billion

Pennsylvania Among 'Battleground States of the Century'

A Smart Politics analysis of presidential election data finds that the states consistently generating the most competitive races over the last 100 years are Missouri, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, with contests in each state decided by single digits in 16 of 26 cycles since 1908, or more than 60 percent of the time.

Battleground States of the Century: Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin - Smart Politics

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Obama's High School Days

4.5M Pennsylvania Taxpayers File Electronically

Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Falls To 7.4%

Pennsylvania Prosecutes 9 For Welfare Fraud

I'm Not Julia

PA Ranks No. 5 For Dog Bite Claims

Gov. Corbett Signs 7 House Bills into Law

Panic for Obama campaign?

'Fast and Furry-ist'

Networks Ignore Embarrassing Political Defeat for Obama: 99-0 Senate Vote on President's Budget

Who has time to report real news when the mainstream media is devoting all of its resources to find out what Mitt Romney did in high school?

Networks Ignore Embarrassing Political Defeat for Obama: 99-0 Defeat of President's Budget |


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Two devastating debt charts Romney should show at every campaign stop

GOP targets salaries, 'offensive' bonuses of federal workers

The federal government is broke, but federal workers received $439 million on bonuses last year on top of their generous pay and benefit packages. No comment from the Obama White House.

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Columnist: 17 trillion more reasons to repeal ObamaCare

Obama Credit Card Is Declined

PA Table Games Revenue for April drop to $56M

First Lady Susan Corbett Announces Summer Garden Tours at the Governor's Residence

Dog Bite Prevention Week

Columnist: Obamacare's patient-dumping, privacy-meddling scheme

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

23 Million Victims of Obamanomics

Columnist: Obama is the extremist, not conservative talkers

Gov. Corbett Announces Recent Nominations, Appointments

PA Gov. Corbett Issues Flag Order in Honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day

What is Joe Biden watching?

Pennsylvania Giving Away Free Booze At Taxpayer Expense?

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Book Takes Readers Inside Obama's Failed First Term

Rep. Jim Cox: Property Tax Independence Act creates ‘fair way’ to fund Pa. schools

State Rep. Jim Cox raises an interesting question of fairness in the way Pennsylvania funds public schools. The burden is carried primarily by property owners, but only 4 million of Pennsylvania's 12 million residents are property owners.

A fairer way to fund public education is a combination of a sales tax and income tax, argues Cox.

Cox: Property Tax Independence Act creates ‘fair way’ to tax

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Columnist: School property tax swap makes sense

Obama's 'Evolving' Positions

Truth in Labeling: Why Not Just Call The Media Democrats?

If you haven't figured out yet that the mainstream media is biased, you're not paying attention.

Truth in Labeling: Why Not Just Call The Media Democrats?


Columnist: Romney hits home run at Liberty University

Obama Camp Offered Jeremiah Wright $150,000 to Go Away in 2008

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tougher Graduation Requirements Ahead For PA High School Students

Book: Jealous Michelle Obama's 'rage' led to Oprah being shoved aside

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Just how lazy is Barack Obama?

Interesting article about Barack Obama, who just might the laziest president in U.S. history.

American Thinker: President Obama's Luxurious Schedule

Weekly GOP Address: Rep. Kristi Noem - Focus on Jobs

Poll: Romney 50%, Obama 42%

Top 10 Obama misguided energy policies

Friday, May 11, 2012

Food Police Gone Wild

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquito is Pennsylvania's Earliest Find

Berks County teacher among finalists for PA Teacher of the Year

Pennsylvania Releases Annual Child Abuse Report

The Washington Post’s Romney hit piece comes apart

John Hayward: An astonishing journalistic train wreck.

The Washington Post’s Romney hit piece comes apart - HUMAN EVENTS

Forgetting the Recession?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The main issue in the 2012 election

Two striking comments from Nat Hentoff, one of the leading authorities on the Bill of Rights and civil liberties in the United States and a lifelong Democrat:

"Obama is possibly the most dangerous and destructive president we have ever had."

"Will I vote for Romney? To beat Obama, yes. How much more of who we are, though imperfect, will be left after four more years of Obama? We’re not conquered by him yet. Our most powerful weapon to remain who we are, the First Amendment, is open to everyone, whatever Obama thinks of them."

The main issue in the 2012 election

Federal Judge Suggests Trimming Ten Commandments to Six

A liberal judge appointed by Barack Obama wants a Virginia school district to cut The 10 Commandments down to The 6 Commandments to eliminate any reference to God or the school district will be forced to remove a display of The 10 Commandments from school property.

A lawsuit was brought against the school district by the ACLU.

This is how crazy these left-wing activist judges have gotten.

Judge Suggests Trimming Ten Commandments to Six | Liveblog | Christianity Today

The Joe Biden Effect

Study: GPS Monitoring of Sex Offenders Can Cut Recidivism

Columnist: Taxing jobs out of existence

3,000 Years of History Arrive in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Announces Disciplinary Actions Against 126 Licensed Professionals

No 'Bama 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


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Obama endorses gay marriage: Bold move or political suicide?

The majority of Americans say marriage should be between a man and a woman. More than 30 states ban gay marriage. But Barack Obama today says he supports same-sex marriage. Mark this date (May 9, 2012) on your calendar. It could be the day Obama lost the election.

Obama endorses gay marriage - The Hill's Video

Dick Morris: A Romney landslide

If the election were held today, Mitt Romney would win by a landslide, says pundit Dick Morris.

A Romney landslide -

What ‘The Life of Julia’ tells us about the ‘Life of Barack’


Barack Obama’s bad night at the polls

Tuesday's primary elections were a repudiation of Obama's policies.

Barack Obama’s bad night - HUMAN EVENTS

Gov. Corbett Signs 7 Bills into Law

May 9 is State Employee Recognition Day in Pa.

Restore Our Future Ad: Mother's Day

Inmate gets 41% against Obama in W.Va. primary

Four in 10 voters gave a vote of no confidence to Barack Obama by supporting an inmate in West Virginia's Democratic primary on Tuesday. The Obama enthusiasm gap is widening.

Prisoner gets 41% against Obama in W.Va. primary

Santorum explains Romney endorsement

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Columnist: Truth is major obstacle to Obama's re-election

Inspector General report ends myth that TARP 'turned a profit'

Santorum endorses Romney

Your Daily Dose of Liberal Media Bias

On Monday, more than 500 taxpayers rallied in Harrisburg in favor of a bill to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania. The Associated Press and the Harrisburg Patriot-News did not send a reporter or photographer to the event. Today, less than 100 union members held a rally in favor of higher spending for education and welfare programs. The Associated Press has a story and the Harrisburg paper has a photo of the union members all wearing purple T-shirts. Anyone see any bias in how the liberal media covers events? And I digress, but did the 100 union members skip work to attend the rally?

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Gov. Corbett Announces Winners of School Fitness Centers Contest

RIP: Oldest living Marine dies at 105 in Pennsylvania

The Big Fail: Obama By The Numbers

Heading home

Columnist: Business tax reform is critical for job growth

Rep. Warren Kampf says the Pennsylvania Legislature needs to do more to improve the state's business climate and spur job growth.

Business tax reform is critical for job growth

Consumer Reports: Unnecessary Medical Care That Can Be Hazardous To Your Health And Your Wallet

Commonwealth Foundation Applauds Use of Taxpayer Protection Act in Pa. Senate Budget

Pa. school property tax system is broken

I don't understand the reluctance to support reforming the way Pennsylvania funds public education. The current system is broken. Nearly every school district in the state has had to lay off teachers and cut programs because property taxes do not provide adequate funding? So why stick with the same failed system?

State Rep. Jim Cox - Homeowners Rally for Property Tax Replacement at State Capitol

Monday, May 7, 2012

Stuck In The Middle

Polls show Obama-Romney tied in swing states

Columnist: Pre-abortion ultrasound statutes are important

Pennsylvania lawmakers push for nonpartisan school board elections

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers want to change the way Pennsylvania voters elect school board members to avoid having lame-duck members make important decisions after voters have thrown them out of office.

Nonpartisan school board elections discussed in Downingtown

Rep. Jim Cox: Property Tax Rally About the People

Missing: $400 purse holding $800 cash, plus food stamp cards

Something about the poor Obama is always talking about just doesn't add up.

Missing: $400 purse holding $800 cash, plus food stamp cards - HUMAN EVENTS

Hundreds rally for Pennsylvania school property tax relief

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Weekly GOP Address On Democrats Failed Fiscal Policies

Obama Officials Drafted Memo to Blame Military If Bin Laden Mission Failed

Top 10 products Obama will force us to buy

Friday, May 4, 2012

'Great minds'

"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people."

 — Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, "father" of America's nuclear navy (1900-1986)

Freedom Isn't Free

Is the ‘real’ unemployment rate 11.1%?

Don't trust the Obama Administration numbers on the jobless rate. It's really above 11 percent, but the state-run liberal media doesn't want you to know that.

The awful April jobs report: Is the ‘real’ unemployment rate 11.1%?


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Could Romney succeed where Obama has failed?

Columnist Kathryn Lopez says a successful businessman like Mitt Romney probably has a better shot at fixing the U.S. economy than community organizer Barack Obama, who inherited a bad economy but  made everything worse over the past three years.

Kathryn Lopez: Could Romney succeed where Obama has failed?

Who would do that?

Upgrade Slated for PA State Police Fingerprint Identification System

U.S. workforce collapses to 30-year low

Don't buy into the liberal media spin. There is nothing good about today’s job numbers.

U.S. workforce collapses to 30-year low - HUMAN EVENTS

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lawmaker sponsors property tax elimination bill

Berks County State Rep. Jim Cox on why he introduced House Bill 1776, aka The Property Tax Independence Act:

“Many Pennsylvanians lose their homes and a lifetime’s work to sheriff’s sales each year because they can no longer afford to pay their property taxes. Senior citizens on fixed incomes are increasingly forced to sell their homes because of unrelenting increases in their tax burden.” 

Lawmaker sponsors property tax elimination bill

Study: Only 36% of Tweets 'Worth Reading'

I've Tweeted more than 25,000 times. So how many of those Tweets were worth reading?

Study: Only 36 Percent of Tweets Are “Worth Reading” - 10,000 Words

Working Together

Constitutional amendment to help eliminate school property taxes passes PA House

Eliminating school property taxes is a complicated process and this bill introduced by Berks County state Rep. David Maloney is an important step.

PA State Rep. David Maloney's Property Tax Homestead Exemption Passes House

Obama's Chicago politics: Thuggery not civility

Pennsylvania Community Colleges First To Adopt Voluntary Framework Of Accountability State-Wide

Another Pennsylvania city goes belly up

America's two-faced liberals

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Pennsylvania Slots Revenue For April: $214M

Thieves making off with sewer grates

Residents to rally against school property taxes

Hundreds of Pennsylvania taxpayers are headed to Harrisburg on May 7 to send a message to Gov. Tom Corbett and the Legislature: Eliminate school property taxes now!

Residents to rally against school property taxes

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Poll: 1 in 4 Dem Favors Obamacare Repeal

The Ivory Tower

Democrats challenge PA Voter ID law

Supporters of voter fraud are rejoicing today as the Democratic Party, the ACLU and the NAACP have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Pennsylvania's new law requiring a valid photo ID to cast a vote.

Pa. voter ID law challenged in court

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Pa. anticipates $288M budget shortfall

April is always a good month for the taxman.

Pennsylvania tax revenues in April exceeded expectations but the state is still facing a potential $288 budget shortfall for the current fiscal year, which runs through June 30.

PA Revenue Department Releases April Collections

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State, Federal Investment to Enhance 27 PA Airports

How Original: Liberal Joy Behar Makes Fat Joke About NJ Gov. Christie

When liberals are losing a debate, they usually resort to grade-school name-calling.

How Original: Behar Makes Fat Joke About Christie |


ABC Sanitizes May Day's Communist Ties

Jay Leno on Obama's new campaign slogan

The Obama recovery that wasn't

The tyranny of Piers Morgan’s clichés

Why do conservative authors go on liberal shows to promote their books? You know nobody watching these shows are going to buy the book.

The tyranny of Piers Morgan’s clichés - HUMAN EVENTS