Saturday, August 1, 2015

Let's Play A Game Of 'Pretend' . . . OK?


Planned Parenthood's Deadly Scheme: The Facts!

Russia, France, US, Germany Lead Blog Visits

One of our biggest weeks EVER! 

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Pageviews by Countries - Week of 7/28

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
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Russia
2625
France
1501
United States
1457
Germany
195
Ukraine
122
South Korea
51
Bulgaria
39
Slovenia
31
China
26
Netherlands
16

Dan Cirucci Blog: Week's Top Five Stories


Christie: No Difference Between Hillary, Sanders

Friday, July 31, 2015

Exorcism Performed In Public Park - Video!

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While Kerry Ponders, America's Fate Teeters!


'Lone Wolf' Now America's MOST Liberal Governor!

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding news that Governor Tom Wolf has been named the most liberal governor in America by research website FindTheBest with research from OnTheIssues. The findings were published on The Huffington Post website.
“Governor Tom Wolf’s extreme liberal agenda is now turning heads on a national level,” Sweeney said. “Since being sworn into office, Governor Tom Wolf’s answer to almost every issue in government is higher taxes, bigger government, and more spending. In just six months, Governor Tom Wolf has proposed higher sales, energy and income taxes, and pushed for new taxes everything from diapers and day care to nursing home care and even caskets. No wonder he scored a 9 out of 10 on the liberal scale when it comes to economic issues.
“This study confirmed what Pennsylvanians have quickly learned over the past six months: Tom Wolf is more concerned about furthering his extreme liberal agenda than practical solutions for our Commonwealth. Thankfully, our record Republican majorities in the state Senate and state House will continue to stand up for Pennsylvania families and against extreme liberals such as Governor Tom Wolf.”

Tom Wolf’s First Six Months: A Far-Left Failure

Fewer Jobs…
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has jumped from 5.1% in January 2015 to 5.4% in May 2015.
  • 24,400 new Pennsylvanians are out of work under Governor Tom Wolf. (“Economy at a Glance,” United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics) 
Proposed Higher Taxes…
Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal called for a 21% increase in the personal income tax and a 10% increase in the sales tax.  (“Proposed Budget: Governor Wolf's Proposed FY 2015-16 General Fund Budget,” PA House Republicans, Accessed 7/23/2015)
The budget proposal expanded the sales tax to include the following items:
Massive New Spending…
Governor Tom Wolf proposed increasing the state budget by an unsustainable $4.8 billion.  This proposed change is greater than all of the budget increases over the past 10 years COMBINED. (“Proposed Budget: Governor Wolf's Proposed FY 2015-16 General Fund Budget,” PA House Republicans, Accessed 7/23/2015)
A Unanimously Rejected Budget…
On June 1, 2015, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives – both Republicans and Democrats -  unanimously rejected Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal by a vote of 0-193. (House Bill 283 PN 0282, 6/1/2015)
Meaningful Pension Reform Blocked…
On June 30, 2015, the Pennsylvania General Assembly sent Governor Wolf pension reform legislation to address a combined $53 billion deficit.  The legislation would require new state workers to participate in a 401(k) style pension while preserving the defined-benefit program for existing employees.
Public pensions costs consume 60 cents of every new dollar of state revenues." (Brad Bumsted and Melissa Daniels, "Pa. Legislature approves $29.1B budget; Corbett withholds signature," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/30/2014)

Keeping PA Liquor Laws in the Twentieth Century…

On June 30, 2015 - for the first time in over 80 years - the Pennsylvania General Assembly approved legislation to privatize liquor sales in the Commonwealth.   The legislation would have provided all Pennsylvanians with the same choice and convenience that 48 other states currently enjoy. (HB 466, 6/30/3015)
  • In his message vetoing the liquor privatization legislation, Governor Wolf stated: “It makes bad business sense for the Commonwealth and consumers to sell off an asset, especially before maximizing its value.  During consideration of this legislation, it became abundantly clear that this plan would result in higher prices for consumers.” (Jan Murphy, “Wolf vetoes liquor privatization plan,” Harrisburg Patriot News, 7/2/2015)
13 days after vetoing the liquor proposal, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board increased bottle handling fees by 40% on spirits and 633% on wine; costs that will certainly be passed on to the consumer. (Kari Andren and Brad Bumsted, “Pa. LCB approves bottle fee for new items; will consumers pay more?,” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 7/15/2015)
Funding For Critical Services Single-Handedly Stopped…
As a result of working for special interests and an extreme liberal ideology, Governor Wolf completely vetoed the following line-items so they have been effectively defunded:

  • Pennsylvania Public Schools
  • Rape Crisis Centers
  • Breast Cancer Screenings
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Veterans Homes
  • Disability Services (“2015-2016 Budget Proposal,” PA House Republicans, Accessed 7/23/2015)

Seven Senators To Decide Planned P'hood Fate!

Here is a special, urgent message from catholicvote.org:


Public pressure is mounting to defund Planned Parenthood. 

A vote to cut off taxpayer funding is now scheduled for the Senate this coming Monday

We need you to call your two Senators today! 

Tell them: “I urge you to halt all funding of Planned Parenthood while Congress conducts an investigation. No organization that trafficks in the sale of human body parts from abortion should receive any support from the United States government!” 

Four undercover videos have shown high-ranking officials from Planned Parenthood engaged in the negotiating, sales, and trafficking of baby body parts. The evidence suggests that Planned Parenthood is violating existing federal laws! 

That’s why we need public hearings. The funding must stop so Congress can get to the bottom of this now. 

You don’t have to be a pro-life activist to realize that it’s wrong for American taxpayers to give over $500 million in taxpayer money to an organization accused of such heinous acts against children. 

Democratic Senators are expected to mount a vicious fight to prevent the Senate from getting to a final vote. That’s why if you live in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia your call is especially important. 

Here are the seven Senators who need pressure right now

Republicans

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, (R-AK) 202-224-6665 
Sen. Mark Kirk, (R-IL) 202-224-2854 
Sen. Susan Collins, (R-ME) 202-224-2523 

Democrats

Sen. Joe Donnelly, (D-IN) 202-224-4814 
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D-ND) 202-224-2043 
Sen. Bob Casey, (D-PA) 202-224-6324 
Sen. Joe Manchin III, (D-WV) 202-224-3954 

Don’t see your Senators on this list? Find the phone numbers of your two Senators right here: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ 

How strongly is public sentiment against Planned Parenthood? So much so that even Hillary Clinton felt compelled to call what was revealed in the videos “disgusting.” But Hillary’s line was totally phony. Within 24 hours, she publicly announced: “I stand with Planned Parenthood.” 

Planned Parenthood has received billions of taxpayer dollars over the decades, and has many friends in the media, and on Capitol Hill. 

But these videos have awakened the American people to what’s going on behind the closed doors of Planned Parenthood. 

We have to seize this moment and defund this abortion giant. 

Please make the call. 

'Tolerance,' You Say? Well, How Tolerant Are YOU?


Don't Be Fooled By That Boy Scout 'Evolution'

The great Christine Flowers has written a wonderful column in today's Philadelphia Daily News and it's been picked up by the Dallas Morning News and other papers. It concerns the Boy Scouts of America's recent decision to allow gay scoutmasters.
Here's an excerpt:
Scouts will now be taught that gender and sexual orientation are fungible things. In other words, their scoutmasters and den mothers no longer have to keep their sexuality in the closet, and can publicize their intimate lives.
Because really, that's what BSA national head Robert Gates meant when he said that gay, and to a lesser extent lesbian, adults will no longer be barred from positions of authority in the organization.
Up until now, gay and lesbian employees of the Scouts were welcome to participate in all activities and at all levels, just so long as they didn't talk about who they were sleeping with. Sexual preference, which had no relevance to the good work of the organization, was an inappropriate topic regardless of orientation. My mother was a Cub Scout den leader for a few years in the 1970s and not once did she start a meeting by handing out juice and cookies while saying, "You know, boys, Mr. Flowers and I have a fulfilling sex life."
Eight-year-olds don't care, 10-year-olds might care, 12-year-olds do care and 14-year-olds are 14-year-olds, but none of them should have to confront the issue of their adult leaders' sexual orientation at the Pinewood Derby.
That's why this whole same-sex crusade to drag the Scouts into the tolerant light of the 21st century is so hypocritical, as are the pious pronouncements from advocates about how "it's for the kids."
No, it's not. As I've been saying for years, ever since the City of, ahem, Brotherly Love bullied the local Cradle of Liberty chapter into either accepting gay Scout leaders (and, as an afterthought, gay children) or vacating the building they'd erected, paid for and maintained for almost a century. The Scouts won that battle, but it was ultimately a Pyrrhic victory once Anthony Kennedy started writing his Harlequin Romance novels, disguised as legitimate legal precedent.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/20150731_Scouts___gay_leaders__From_slip_knots_to_slippery_slopes.html#ECEQL02y6CcIbiL2.99

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Is The Past Really Prologue? Is It? Really?


Looking at this picture we may in fact be gazing upon the past and the future.


After all, it has happened at least once before!

Judicial Watch: Kerry Stalling On Clinton Emails

Judicial Watch announced today that Secretary of State John Kerry asked a court to delay by nearly 40 days his obligation to answer a Judicial Watch lawsuit that seeks to force Kerry to take steps to “recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)). 

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on May 28, and the State Department is obligated to answer the complaint on August 7, but the State Department is seeking an extraordinary 38 more days to answer the complaint.

Judicial Watch notes in its opposition to the delay that Kerry has already had 60 days to respond to the Judicial Watch lawsuit. Judicial Watch notes that the concerns about unsecured classified information on Clinton’s email system increases the urgency of the issue:

This case involves the removal and ongoing failure to recover agency records. Nearly every day brings new, startling revelations of possible destruction of these records and Defendant’s continuing failure to recover them. See Exh. B (Michael S. Schmidt, No Copies of Clinton Emails, Lawyer Says, N.Y. Times, July 24, 2015). Even more disturbing, many of which apparently contain classified information. See Exh. C (Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo, Hillary Clinton Emails Said to Contain Classified Data, N.Y. Times, July 24, 2015). While Defendant would like 98 days to fashion a response to the Complaint, time is of the essence in taking action to recover these records.

Kerry argues to delay the lawsuit by consolidating it with a case brought by Cause of Action Institute. The Cause of Action lawsuit argues the same legal theory as Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, was filed nearly six weeks after Judicial Watch filed its complaint, and raises no new legal issues that require 38 days of legal work.

Judicial Watch attorneys note to the Court that if the two lawsuits against Kerry are so similar that they require consolidation, then Secretary should be able to respond to both complaints next week. Consolidating two or more lawsuits is supposed to be used “avoid unnecessary cost or delay” under federal court rules.

While at the State Department, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conducted official government business using unsecured email server and email accounts. Her top aides and advisors also used non-“state.gov” email accounts to conduct official business. Clinton left office February 1, 2013.

Judicial Watch sued Kerry after the State Department failed to take action on a letter to Kerry “notifying him of the unlawful removal of the Clinton emails and requesting that he initiate enforcement action pursuant to the FRA,” including working through the Attorney General to recover the emails.



“Secretary of State Kerry and the Obama administration are obstructing the courts at every turn on the Clinton email scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Secretary Kerry doesn’t want to answer to the public or to the court about why he hasn’t taken steps required by law to secure Hillary Clinton’s emails, which he knows includes unsecured classified material. The law requires quick action and our lawsuit may be the best vehicle for finally forcing action to recover and preserve all the government documents and classified information Mrs. Clinton is unlawfully keeping.”

Hume On The 'Brutal Business' Of Baby Body Parts


Three More Dems Eyeing Presidential Race

Yes, it's true.
With Hillary Clinton's campaign faltering amidst a shaky start, plunging poll numbers, a possible criminal investigation, evasive tactics and renewed allegations of marital infidelity surrounding Bill, Democrats are worried. Very worried.
The inevitability of Hillary doesn't seem quite so inevitable anymore.
And the Donald Trump candidacy has made Hillary seem more secretive, calculating and inauthentic than ever. Trump is a sharp contrast the the smug, established power the Clintons represent. His brash "realness" makes Hillary seem like plasticwoman.
So, it shouldn't surprise you that three major Democrat heavyweights are eyeing a presidential run.
In alphabetical order, here they are:
Joe Biden. Biden's top guy has reportedly already met with big time donors and is feeling out the money sources while the Biden people are said to be putting an initial campaign structure in place. After the death of his son, people say that Biden is contemplative but nonetheless passionate. He has a real sense of the value of time and a chance that he will probably never have again.
Al Gore. Gore has never gotten over his 2000 loss. Never. Let's face it, the guy easily won the popular vote. Ouch! And, since he's been out of the public eye for quite awhile, Gore is said to feel he can present himself to the American people anew. We hear he's tanned, rested and ready.
John Kerry. Kerry wants to wrap up this Iran deal and win the Nobel Prize. But he also reportedly has another run in mind. Few public figures (save perhaps for President Obama himself) are more vain and self-absorbed than Kerry. Like Obama, Kerry always thinks he's the smartest guy in the room. He feels he was cheated out of the Big Job once. So, in Kerry's eyes, we owe him.
Any one of these three (or even all of them) could jump in at any time now.
They may be older (nearly all the leaders of the national Democrat Party are). They may be beat up (nearly all the "new"ideas of the Democrat Party are). But their appetite for power has yet to be sated.
It's gonna be interesting!