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Sometimes No Response Is Necessary

I am generally not one to critique established authors like those at the Powerline blog, but a recent post regarding reaction to the verdict in the Zimmerman trial there caught my attention.  It attempted to offer counterpoints to some outrageous comments made by a University of Pennsylvania professor.  Sometimes, the best response is no response … Continue reading

Quick Thoughts

  • An interesting read shared by a friend on the Zimmerman trial.
  • A touching tribute worth the time. Remember all those who died in service to our great country.
  • For all you golfers out there, this was too good not to share.
  • So much for keeping your health insurance if you like it.  Obama Care is crumbling under it's own weight.
  • Here is an interesting piece on what the Boston terror attack means.
  • A video on gun contorl laws that every person should see.  It speaks for itself.
  • This is worth a few minutes to watch.  I did not see this when the Obama-care debate was still front and center, but the conservative movement needs more common sense explanations like this to sell our values.
  • CBS news got this one right.  A great little piece.
  • New legislation in the Pennsylvania State Senate - Senate Bill 303 - would cut the inheritance tax for small businesses.  If the company has 50 or less employees, the net book value of assets is less than $5 million, and the business stays open for 7 years after the transfer, the inheritance tax would be eliminated.  Co-sponsored by local State Senator Bob Mensch, this is a solid common sense bill.
  • Further proof (as if it was needed), that President Obama is a hyper-partisan and misleads is his decision to cut education assistance for the military.  So the next time Mr. Obama talks about how important education is, remember what he really means is to make sure his pals in the teachers unions get paid.  He did not cut education across the board, only in a constituency group that largely doesn't support him or his policies.  Funny how that works.
  • This is really sad.  These people negate the votes of educated voters.
  • The Pennsylvania State Police recently sent Pennsylvania's mental health records to the FBI-run National Instant Check System vlountarily to be used to perform background checks on those purchasing firearms.  State Representative Todd Stephens (R) has introduced legislation to make this mandatory in PA.
  • Most people in the political world know Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor and Governor Tom Corbett have a long history dating back to the 2004 Attorney General race.  They were at it again recently with regard to Commissioner Castor's potential primary challenge to the Governor.  Can't either one take the high ground on this?  If you have issues with each other, air them in Republican party caucus meetings, not publicly where they do nothing but hurt both men and the party in general.
  • Pennsylvania Voters heavily favor universal background checks for the purchase of fire arms.  Various polls show support for the checks, with approvals ranging from 81% on the low end and 95% on the high end.
  • Quote of the Day:  "There is no distinctly native American criminal class ... save Congress."  -  Mark Twain
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is at 74% approval.  While I don't like everything he does, he is popular because he is one of the few politicians who says what most of us are thinking and generally shoots straight.
  • Quote of the Day:  "The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin."  -  Mark Twain
  • Quote of the Day:  "Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it."  -  Anonymous
  • Quote of the Day:  "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!"  -  Pericles
  • Quote of the Day:  "In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other"  -  Voltaire
  • Quote of the Day:  "Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everbody else."  -  Frederic Bastiat
  • Recent news from Pennsylvania State Committee weekend is that Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz is likely to run for governor.  Her official entry into the race would certainly shake things up given that she has over $3 million on hand and that she has a long proven ability to raise money.
  • Quote of the Day:  "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."  -  P.J. O'Rourke
  • A friend recently sent me a post by David Limbaugh which makes the case that President Obama is not negotiating in good faith on taxes and spending.  It's worth reading.  It's time for Republicans in Washington to negotiate with the understanding that they do not have a willing partner on the other side, a fact many of us outside the beltway recognized a long time ago.  My suggestion is to threaten - and be prepared to follow through - to shut the government down.  It will be hard for the president to accomplish anything if he has no government to command; and even those who would support his agenda will not work without pay.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 (HB 325).  Under this law no member of Congress can be paid if a budget is not passed by both houses of Congress.  Instead, paychecks are placed in escrow until a budget is approved.  Unfortunately, this is largely symbolic.  Does anyone think this has a chance to pass in the Senate where a budget has not been passed in 4 years?  Answer: no.
  • State Representative Todd Stephens was appointed to serve on the House Judiciary Committee for the 2013-2014 session.  This marks the second session in a row for him and is a positive development for our area and the Republican Party.
  • Quote of the Day:  "Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries, to rich people in poor countries."  -  Douglas Casey
  • Quote of the Day:  "A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."  -  G. Gordon Liddy
  • Quote of the Day:  "If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed."  -  Mark Twain
  • "I don't make jokes.  I just watch the government and report the facts."  Will Rogers

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