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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Liberal Media Bias 101: NBC Gives News Christie Innocent In Bridgegate Scandal 38 Seconds

Double Standard: NBC Gives News Christie Innocent In Bridgegate Scandal 38 Secs; Spent Nearly 5 Mins When Story Broke

Census: Real household income peaked in 20th century

Census: Real household income peaked in 20th century | Mobile Washington Examiner

Opinion: Democrat Ed Rendell shares blame for current Pa. pension crisis

Opinion: In governor’s race, voters should note how pensions came to be under-funded - Op-Ed - Business570 - Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama Confronts Evil, Reluctantly

Bill O'Reilly: Confronting Evil, Reluctantly

Pew: Wide Gap in What Conservatives, Liberals Teach Children

Nothing too surprising in a new Pew Research survey on what conservatives and liberals say is important to teach children.

Judging from how morally bankrupt our society has become these days, it's clear the the liberal influence in public education and mass media has corrupted an entire generation of Americans.

From the new report:
People who express consistently conservative political attitudes
across a range of issues are more likely than other ideological groups
to rate teaching religious faith as especially important – and the least
likely to say the same about teaching tolerance.
By contrast, people with consistent liberal opinions stand out for
the high priority they give to teaching tolerance – and the low priority
they attach to teaching religious faith and obedience.
Teaching the Children: Sharp Ideological Differences, Some Common Ground

Public-employee Compensation vs. Private-employee Compensation

Public-employee Compensation vs. Private-employee Compensation

Everyone Hates Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Everyone Hates Debbie

Democrat Tom Wolf's 'big lie' on Pa. schools funding has been 'exposed'

21st Annual Highway Report's State-by-State Results

Pennsylvania roads, highways and bridges are in pitiful shape (but you already know that if you drive around the state.)

From Reason Foundation:




Los Angeles (September 18, 2014) - Pennsylvania ranks 41st in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the latest Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation. Pennsylvania ranked 40th in the previous report.

Pennsylvania's highways rank 34th in fatality rate, 48th in the percentage of deficient bridges, 20th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 23 rd in urban Interstate pavement condition and 33rd in urban Interstate congestion.

On spending, Pennsylvania ranks 26th in total disbursements per mile and 24th in administrative disbursements per mile.

Pennsylvania's best rankings are rural Interstate pavement condition (20th), capital-bridge disbursements per mile (21st) and urban Interstate pavement condition (23rd).

Pennsylvania's worst rankings are narrow rural arterial lanes (50th) and deficient bridges (48th).

Pennsylvania's state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 5th largest system in the country.

Pennsylvania's Complete Results

Overall Rank in 2012: 41st
Overall Rank in 2011: 40th
Overall Rank in 2009: 39th

Performance by Category in 2012

Total Disbursements per Mile 26

Capital and Bridge Disbursement per Mile 21

Maintenance Disbursements per Mile 34

Administrative Disbursements per Mile 24

Rural Interstate Pavement Condition 20

Rural Arterial Pavement Condition 24

Urban Interstate Pavement Condition 23

Urban Interstate Congestion 33

Deficient Bridges 48

Fatality Rate 34

Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes 50

Overall Performance 41

http://reason.org/studies/show/21st-annual-highway-report-states

21st Annual Highway Report's State-by-State Results

Watch Out For The Cloud


Ryan Costello Challenges Opponent to Friendly Political Wager on Sunday’s Philadelphia-Washington Football Game

From the Ryan Costello for Congress campaign:
 
Costello Challenges Opponent to Friendly Political Wager
on Sunday’s Philadelphia-Washington Football Game

Costello also picks up endorsement of former Eagle Jon Runyan

WEST CHSTER, PA – Ryan Costello, the Republican candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania's 6th District, challenged his opponent to a friendly political wager on Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles-Washington game.  On the line: Costello – who lives and works in Pennsylvania -- would deliver a case of craft beer from Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing to his opponent if the Eagles lose while Trivedi – who lives and works primarily in Washington, DC -- would owe Costello a case of DC Brau if Washington loses.

In addition, Costello announced today that he picked up the endorsement of former Eagles offensive tackle Jon Runyan, who played in Philadelphia from 2002 to 2008.  Runyan is currently a Member of Congress representing New Jersey’s 3rd District. 

“I am proud to endorse Ryan Costello for Congress,” said Runyan.  “Ryan will fight for his district.  He has a record of working in a bipartisan manner to get things done. Ryan has balanced budgets, held the line on taxes and worked to preserve open space for families and farms.”

As far as this weekend’s Philadelphia-Washington match-up, Costello extended the offer of a friendly political wager in an email to Trivedi this afternoon.  The e-mail reads:

Dear Manan:

Although we are entering the final few weeks of campaign season, the NFL football season is just getting underway. I thought it might be a refreshing break to make a friendly political wager on this weekend's upcoming Eagles-Washington game. 

As someone who has lived and worked in the Philadelphia area my entire life, I am a die-hard Eagles fan. I am so confident in an Eagles victory that if -- by some stroke of bad luck -- Washington beats Philadelphia, I will bring a case of Pennsylvania's own Victory Beer -- made a few miles from my home in Chester County-- to your campaign office.

Conversely, I know that you own a home in the heart of Washington and your filings with the Clerk of the House of Representatives show you earned 95 percent of your income last year -- and 100 percent this year -- from DC hospitals and health consulting firms.  Heck, your main employer, the Washington Hospital Center, was the longtime "official hospital” of Washington’s NFL team and lists you on their website as a doctor of internal medicine. 

So, if your Washington team loses, you would owe me a case of a craft beer from Washington, DC, such as DC Brau or Capitol City Brewing.

Cheers!  And may the best team (the Eagles) win!

E-A-G-L-E-S!  Eagles!

Sincerely,

Ryan Costello

The Obamacare medical device tax: An abject failure

Editorial: The medical device tax: An abject failure

Andrew Klavan: Is ISIS Islamic?

Networks Black Out Coverage of Benghazi Hearings

Networks Black Out Coverage of Benghazi Hearings

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low

Thanks primarily to liberal media bias, trust of the mainstream media has reached record lows, according to a new Gallup poll.

Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low

The Real Obama Strategy Against ISIS


Few Consumers Trust Companies to Keep Online Info Safe

Few Consumers Trust Companies to Keep Online Info Safe

Gallup: Trust In Mainstream Media Returns To Record Low

Gallup: Trust In Mainstream Media Returns To Record Low | Truth Revolt

Survey: 69% of Americans Support Using U.S. Troops to Stop Iran From Getting Nukes

Survey: 69 Percent of Americans Support Using U.S. Troops to Prevent Iran From Getting Nukes

Tom Wolf's 'Big Lie' Exposed

Newspaper: Wolf claim Corbett cut Pa. education spending is spin

Education-funding issues heat up Pa. governor's race

Bill Knows The Real Hillary Clinton


Networks Ignore Government Report That ObamaCare Plans Cover Abortions

Networks Ignore Government Report That ObamaCare Plans Cover Abortions

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pregnant Pa. teacher had sex with student, 14

Bucks DA: Teacher had sex with student, 14

Radical Obama nominee faulted over Abu-Jamal case withdraws

Nominee faulted over Abu-Jamal case withdraws

Property tax reform bill clears PA Senate committee

Tax reform bill clears state senate committee - Times Leader - timesleader.com

PA State Rep. Marcy Toepel Honored by NFIB with Guardian of Small Business Award

PA State Rep. Marcy Toepel - Toepel Honored by NFIB with Guardian of Small Business Award

PA State Rep. Mark Gillen Congratulates Grassroots Activists for Senate Committee Approval of Property Tax Independence Act

PA State Rep. Mark Gillen - Gillen Congratulates Grassroots Activists for Senate Committee Approval of Property Tax Independence Act

NRA Endorses Tom Corbett for PA Governor

No real surprise here. Tom Corbett is a former two-term attorney general in Pennsylvania and as governor, signed the state's Castle Doctrine law. Millionaire Democrat Tom Wolf supports gun control. This just in from the National Rifle Association:

Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Tom Corbett for Governor in Pennsylvania.

Based on his support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Corbett has earned an "A" rating from the NRA-PVF in the 2014 general election.  An "A" rating is reserved for a solidly pro-gun candidate who has supported the NRA’s position on issues of importance to gun owners and sportsmen.

"Tom Corbett has stood up to the gun control crowd and protected our Second Amendment freedoms in Pennsylvania," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. "As Governor, he signed into law 'Castle Doctrine' legislation expanding protection to law-abiding citizens for self-defense.  Prior to that, when he served as Attorney General, Tom tripled the number of right-to-carry reciprocity agreements with other states allowing Pennsylvanians to better protect themselves and their families while traveling outside the Keystone state."

Gov. Corbett has a proven record supporting our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. He believes hunting is a valuable tool for wildlife management, a positive use of natural resources, and an American tradition that teaches young people responsibility and respect for the outdoors.  In addition, Corbett signed pro-gun "friend of the court" briefs in the landmark Heller and McDonald cases asserting that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right for all law-abiding Americans.

"We can continue to count on Tom Corbett to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in Pennsylvania," added Cox. "On behalf of the NRA's five million members, I want to thank Tom for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Pennsylvania to vote Tom Corbett for Governor on November 4."

Nancy Pelosi: The End Is Near


Bill would allow Pa. school employees to carry guns

Bill would let Pa. school employees carry guns - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg - Top Stories

Monday, September 15, 2014

Emails Reveal Obama EPA Imposing 'Progressive National Policy'

Emails Reveal EPA Imposing 'Progressive National Policy'

'God' Replaced With 'Peace' In Pledge of Allegiance at Wisconsin school

'God' Replaced With 'Peace' In Pledge of Allegiance at Madison, Wisconsin High School | RedState

Report: Hillary Clinton Confidants Part of Operation to 'Separate' Damaging Benghazi Docs

Report: Hillary Clinton Confidants Part of Operation to 'Separate' Damaging Benghazi Docs

More Obama Magic


Dems Trying To Salvage Campaign By Running Against Obama

Dem Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes New Campaign Ad: 'I Am Not Barack Obama'…

The Queen Of The Dirty Tricksters: Hillary Clinton

BEN SHAPIRO: The Queen Of The Dirty Tricksters | Truth Revolt

Hillary Clinton Pretends To Grill Steak That Had Already Been Pre-Cooked For Her…

Hillary Clinton Pretends To Grill Steak That Had Already Been Pre-Cooked For Her…

'Pass the Trash' bill backed by Toomey calls for more scrutiny of teachers

Bill backed by Sen. Toomey calls for more scrutiny of teachers

A bad omen for Democrats


Pa. Congressional races tilt to Republicans

Pa. races' GOP tilt could be sign for U.S. House

Pa. Teacher Sexts 14-Year-Old Then Gives Her Money for Plan B Morning After Pill

Teacher Sexts 14-Year-Old Then Gives Her Money for Plan B Morning After Pill

115,000 people set to lose Obamacare

115,000 people set to lose Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com

PA Senate Finance Committee to Vote on Property Tax Bill

An Important Call To Action From the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition:

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16, at 11:00 AM the Senate Finance Committee will meet to vote on SB 76, the Property Tax Independence Act.

We need to show massive support SB 76, so please call AND email EVERY Senator on the Finance Committee NOW to request their vote in committee.  In all contacts, please be respectful and non-threatening.  You have until 11 AM tomorrow to get this done. Contact information is below.

Sen. John Blake

Sen. Patrick Browne

Sen. Mike Brubaker

Sen. John Eichelberger

Sen. Stewart Greenleaf
sgreenleaf@ pasen.gov

Sen. Scott Hutchinson

Sen. Joseph Scarnati
(717) 787-7084
FAX: (717) 772-2755

Sen. Matt Smith
(717) 787-5839
FAX: (717) 772-4437

Sen. Rob Teplitz
(717) 787-6801
FAX: (717) 783-3722

Sen. Patricia Vance
(717) 787-8524
FAX: (717) 772-0576

Sen. John Wozniak
(717) 787-5400
FAX: (717) 772-0573

772,000 Americans tell the FCC: 'Do not regulate the Internet'

772,000 Americans tell the FCC— 'do not regulate the internet' | Human Events

Ryan Costello Launches First TV Ad in Pa. 6th Dist. Congressional Race

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Last Time Obama Made Sense


Obama's America: 56% Say They Are 'Falling Behind' Financially

Views of Job Market Tick Up, No Rise in Economic Optimism

Unhinged Nancy Pelosi: 'Civilization in Jeopardy' if GOP Wins Senate

Chicken Little Pelosi: 'Civilization in Jeopardy' if GOP Wins Senate | Truth Revolt

The divide over ordaining women

The divide over ordaining women

Survey: Growing Concern About Rise of Islamic Extremism

Barack Obama may have his head stuck in the sand when it comes to the growing threat from Islamic extremism, but 6 in 10 Americans (62%) are "very concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism around the world, which is the largest share dating back to 2007," according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Growing Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism at Home and Abroad

Friday, September 12, 2014

Guest Column: Threats to our Freedom Remain

Threats to our Freedom Remain
By Congressman Joe Pitts

Like many other Americans, I’ll never forget where I was on September 11, 2001. I saw firsthand the damage to the Pentagon, passing plumes of black smoke rising as I drove to the Capitol on that morning.

These horrific attacks, which killed over 3,000 innocent people, were sudden, and jolted the country out of a decade of relative calm after the downfall of communism.

Thirteen years later, our country, which in the previous century defeated totalitarians called fascists and ones called communists, continues to face the specter of totalitarians around the world, some using the Muslim faith as their pretext.

We have sacrificed greatly since then. As the world’s indispensable nation, to whom all free peoples look for hope, we have borne the heavy weight of the responsibility that comes with prosperity and power. It is neither a coincidence nor an accident, that the United States is the top target of terrorists: the very greatness of America, the success of our model of self-governing free people, is offensive to them.

Evidence coming out of Iraq and Syria, sad to say, confirms this. Minority groups are being driven by the hundred-thousand into exile or relentlessly pursued for extermination by the so-called “Islamic State,” or ISIL, which controls a territory the size of the United Kingdom. ISIL is well-funded, well-armed, and well-manned.

ISIL began as al-Qaeda in Iraq, but after ISIL refused orders from al-Qaeda Central to stop killing so many Syrian civilians, Bin Laden’s former group publicly renounced ties to ISIL on February 3. ISIL simply has no respect for human life, and no respect for economic or religious liberty, as they continue to remorselessly kill children, political dissidents, apostates, and religious dissenters by the thousands.

ISIL threatens our homeland. They have murdered two Americans, recruited hundreds of Americans, and, according to Francis Taylor of the Department of Homeland Security, ISIL supporters are plotting to sneak through our vulnerable southern border. In June, a jihadist social media posting showed a picture, with a dated, handwritten note, in Chicago and Washington reading, “we are in your cities.”

The President has rightly taken action against ISIL, authorizing airstrikes in Northern Iraq to prevent an outright genocide of the Yazidi people. I share his goal to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIL, and I am prepared to work with him to protect the American people and American interests.

The attacks thirteen years ago and the stark reality in today’s Middle East remind us also of the many blessings we enjoy in this country. Though Republicans and Democrats have our differences, we are both committed to this country, and we believe that our ideas will help our fellow Americans. It is more exciting of a headline, I know, to report on bickering and backbiting, but the reality is that we do work together on a variety of issues all the time.

I was pleased to speak recently at a conference entitled “In Defense of Christians” with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, including Reps. Darrell Issa, Brad Sherman, Chris Smith, Kerry Bentiviolio, and Dan Lipinski. Though we may not agree on absolutely everything, we stand together for the protection of the inalienable human rights for innocent civilians and minorities around the world.

We cannot count on these or any threats to freedom to go away: they won’t. As Ronald Reagan put it in 1961, at the height of the Cold War, “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it and then hand it to them with the well thought lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same.” It might be tempting to pull back from the world stage and hope that freedom’s enemies will leave us alone, but we know that they will not.

As we mark this solemn anniversary of this mass murder, may we stand together once again, as we did in those dark hours thirteen years ago, and recommit ourselves to the principles that make this nation exceptional.
         
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US Rep. Joe Pitts is a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District.

Constitutional Law Expert: Obama's Declaration Of War Unconstitutional

Constitutional Law Expert: Obama's Declaration Of War Unconstitutional | Truth Revolt

In Case You Missed Obama's Speech ...


Foley family says they were threatened by Obama Administration

Foley family says they were threatened by Obama Administration | Human Events

Obama assembles non-coalition to fight not-war against ISIS

John Hayward: Obama assembles non-coalition to fight not-war against ISIS | Human Events

NFL player who makes millions leaves 20-cent tip at restaurant

It's been a bad week for the NFL's image.

Eagles' McCoy offers his 2 cents on 20-cent tip

Obama Caught On Tape In Elevator


Unhinged Chris Matthews: Dick Cheney 'Created al-Qaeda,' 'Created ISIS'

Chris Matthews Comes Unglued: Evil Dick Cheney 'Created al-Qaeda,' 'Created ISIS'

ABC, NBC Skip Foley Mom Bashing 'Appalling' Obama Response

ABC, NBC Skip Foley Mom Bashing 'Appalling' Obama Response

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Home foreclosures reveal cruelty of Pa.'s property tax system for funding schools

Columnist Gene Haverlak: Home foreclosures in NEPA reveal cruelty of state’s property tax system for funding schools - Times Leader - timesleader.com

On the eve of another 9/11: Vigilance, America

On the eve of another 9/11: Vigilance, America

Diversity? 93% of Democratic Senate or Governor Candidates Are White

93% of Democratic Senate or Governor Candidates Are White | RedState

Didn't Barack Obama Declare the War on Terror Over?

Didn't Barack Obama Declare the War on Terror Over? | RedState

Sept. 13 National Remembrance Day of aborted babies

Sept. 13 National Remembrance Day of aborted babies | Human Events

Students Unaware of 9/11 Anniversary, But Able to Name Celebrities In Nude Photo Scandal



This is a result of liberal dominance of America's public education system: A generation of idiots ...

Students Unaware Of 9/11 Anniversary, But Able To Name Celebrities In Nude Photo Scandal

Eric Metaxas to speak at Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown

Coventry Christian School is holding its annual Founders Dinner on October 11, 2014. The keynote speaker will be best-selling author Eric Metaxas, best known for his biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce.

Metaxas has written several other books and is now producing a movie in Germany about the life of German martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed by the Nazis during World War II.

Metaxas' more recent book is "Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness" which features mini-biographies of  seven prominent men of faith, including George Washington, Jackie Robinson, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pope John Paul II and Chuck Colson.

The book details their lives and how faith played an important role in their achievements.

For more information about the dinner, go to http://www.coventrychristian.com/founders2014.html

The speaker at last year's sold-out Founders Diner was Dr. Ben Carson.

Newspaper: Burden of proof is on Tom Wolf regarding Delaware tax loophole

Burden of proof is on Wolf regarding Delaware loophole - Editorials - lancasteronline.com

Haunted: Obama's been wrong on foreign policy for five years

Tom Wolf Wants A PA Marriage Penalty

Tears over property taxes in Pennsylvania

Tears over taxes in Luzerne County Court Emotions run high at property auction hearings - Times Leader - timesleader.com

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Obama Hits a New Low for Leadership, Most Americans Say He Divides Nation

Most Americans believe President Obama "has done more to divide than to unite the country."

Some other highlights from a new Washington Post/ABC News poll:

Barack Obama’s rating for strong leadership has dropped to a new low in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, hammered by criticism of his work on international crises and a stalled domestic agenda alike.

Obama Hits a New Low for Leadership, With Criticism on ISIS & Immigration Alike

Media Won't Cover Obama's Bad Poll Numbers

All of the major television networks commission polls on a regular basis, but when it comes to Obama's sinking job approval numbers, the networks won't even report on their own polls.

Media Won't Cover Obama's Bad Poll Numbers

Obama's spin vs. reality on economy

Ralph R. Reiland: Obama's spin vs. reality

$676K Grant Will Boost Pottstown-Boyertown Passenger Rail Service

PA State Rep. David Maloney - Maloney and Mensch Announce Funding for Regional Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust Project

PA Gov. Tom Corbett calls out Democratic opponent for 'billion dollar lie'

Analysis: Politics trump Obama promises on immigration

Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration | Reading Eagle - AP

Newspaper: Corbett Medicaid expansion a 'substantial victory' for Pa.'s poor

Editorial: A healthy compromise

Editorial: Why are drunk drivers still on Pa. roads?

On the road again

The Obama Doctrine


Fact Check: Obama fumbles 'JV team'

Obama fumbles 'JV team' question

Cost to Educate Young Illegal Immigrants Estimated At $761M

Cost to Educate Young Illegal Immigrants Estimated At $761M