Summer Turnpike Jobs

Applications for Pennsylvania’s 2013 Summer Turnpike Program are now available, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

The program will run from May 1 to Sept. 30. Positions will be available to perform toll, maintenance and clerical work.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be required to offer proof of enrollment in an undergraduate/graduate program for the fall 2013 semester prior to the start of employment.

All applications must be completed online. When filling out the application, candidates must be sure to select SUMMER WORK under the “user information” tab of the application and SUMMER POSITIONS DESIRED under the “interested positions” tab.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 15. Both new hires and rehires must complete the application in order to be considered for employment.

Information is available here.

AG Kane Just Another Clueless Dem

Pennsylvania’s new attorney general Kathleen Kane announced, yesterday, that the state’s concealed carry reciprocity policy with Florida is over.

Why? Because psychos and gang-bangers were getting Florida permits so they could legally carry handguns to shoot up elementary schools?

No. It’s allegedly because some Pennsylvanians — especially in Philadelphia — were getting Florida permits because they were being denied Pennsylvania ones by local authorities in violation of the spirit of the law.

The real reason, though, is that Ms. Kane is just another clueless Democrat on the prowl for positive headlines in a friendly lapdog press.

Ask yourself: Do people who don’t want to be left alone go out of their way to follow the law?

And then ask yourself: Does it make sense for people who live or work in certain Philadelphia neighborhoods to carry a handgun for self defense?

Of course clueless Democrats don’t really ask themselves those kind of questions.

BTW, this could very well mean that Pennsylvanians will no longer be allowed to carry their weapons while on vacation in the Sunshine State.

Reciprocity, by definition, is a two-way street after all.

Ms. Kane is a strong possibility to be the Democrat’s nominee for governor. This is why it is very important for  Tom Corbett to either get his poll numbers up or step aside next year.

Historic Poll Numbers For Gov. In A Bad Sense

Activist Bob Guzzardi reports that Tom Corbett has set a record for bad poll numbers in the latest Franklin and Marshall survey with only 26  percent of registered voters thinking he is doing a good job.

Yes, that is a record for the F&M College Poll.

Especially damning is that only 41 percent of Republicans give him positive marks.

We are not really Corbett haters here, but if these numbers don’t turn around he must not be the Republican candidate in 2014.

Sue NFL For Concussions? Get Your Head Examined

Now that the Super Bowl is over, the really big game begins. And it’s going to be a head-knocker.

On one side we have the raiders. No, not Oakland, but the Trial Lawyers, who delight in raiding everything good and decent in America. They are representing former NFL players in their fight against the evil empire, a.k.a. the National Football League. At stake? Upwards of ten billion dollars, and possibly, the existence of the NFL itself.

And what is the nerve center of this federal lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia, that have the plaintiffs so mad they’re seeing double? What went so wrong that these former players, given a life of royalty by the NFL, now want to ring the League’s bell?

They suffered concussions playing football.  No lie.  That’s actually the basis of the lawsuit.

The sheer stupidity of such a suit makes you wonder if they really did get hit too many times, because no one of sound mind could dream up something like this.

It would seem, therefore, that their motive is rooted in something else. In the preferred legalistic nomenclature, they’re looking for a handout.

Maybe they’re bitter because they didn’t play in the era of massive contracts. Maybe it’s because they can’t function as “regular” guys after being worshipped for so long, which, for many, started in grade school. Others may feel lost, with football the only thing they know. But their commonality is thinking they are entitled to something.

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The outcome of this lawsuit should be a no-brainer. But given the insanity in America’s civil legal system, a jackpot jury award is definitely possible.  (NFL Properties and helmet maker Riddell are defendants, too.)

The players claim the NFL hid information linking football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries (such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease). In addition to monetary damages, they want the NFL to assume responsibility for the medical care involved for those players suffering from those health problems.

Let’s look at the case objectively:

1. This sense of entitlement is not just misguided but inappropriate. No one held a gun to players’ heads to sign lucrative contracts and become celebrities to play football.  They’re big boys, and chose their profession — with its risks — of their own free will.

2. And yes, there are risks. Plenty of them. Football is not a contact sport; it’s a collision sport. It is an intensely physical, violent profession. That’s why God made pads and helmets, but any third grader can tell you that those things only help to minimize injuries, and can never totally prevent them. The NFL is not a flag-football league, but one with punishing hits. That’s the game. Players can take it or leave it.  Not surprisingly, they take it.  Always.

3. The pass-the-buck, take-no-personal-responsibility attitude so prevalent in America is once again on full display. Players knew the risks, reaped immense rewards, and now, after the fact, want to blame the NFL for their issues. And are we really supposed to believe that the NFL willfully engaged in a grand conspiracy to keep players in the dark about the effects of hard tackling? To swallow that, we must assume that the League had every doctor in the country on the take, preventing them from speaking to any player who had questions about concussions. And that it somehow inhibited medical professionals from conducting research into concussions and brain injuries.

4. Did the NFL, the medical community and our society know as much about concussions several decades ago? No.  Is there a concerted effort now to better understand brain trauma, and to make all sports — including NFL football — safer? Absolutely.  That’s not malfeasance. It’s progress.

5. Is the NFL culture one that glorifies big hits, highlights them on NFL films, and encourages playing through injuries? Yes, but so what? Fans love when players get leveled, and players love delivering big-time jolts, which often help their team. Gutting it out has always been a source of pride for players, who do it not to secure the next big contract but because they love the game.  An admirable choice, but a choice nonetheless.

6. Where does it end? Should a firefighter who gets burned sue the fire department? Is a baker responsible because an obese donut-eater develops heart disease? And should office workers who develop carpal tunnel syndrome have legal standing to sue their company?

Some jobs have higher risks, and playing NFL football is one of them. But given the lavish rewards, it’s an acceptable risk to players — past and present.  And regarding former players who state that, if they had today’s knowledge back then, they would have opted out — give us a break.  Not a chance in the world.

7. The NFL (and the Players Association) has spent more than a billion dollars on pensions, medical and disability benefits for retired players.
The NFL also operates numerous health programs for current and former players, and offers medical benefits to former players, such as joint replacement, neurological evaluations and spine treatment programs, assisted living partnerships, long-term care insurance, prescription benefits, life insurance programs, and a Medicare supplement program, according to the League. Equipment has improved, and safety has increased, including outlawing certain types of hits.

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Is it sad that some former players have trouble walking, concentrating and living a “normal” life? Sure.  Is it a tragedy when a few commit suicide? Absolutely.   But it’s time that these players stop blaming others for their situations and look in the mirror. They made their choices, and for most, lived a fairy tale.

If they now choose to feel sorry for themselves, or regret their choices, fine.  But it’s a personal foul to ruin the game not just for current and future players, but for the ones who allow the League — and its former players —to be so successful: the fans.

And you don’t need your head examined to see that.

Chris Freind can be found at FreindlyFireZone.Com

 

Sue NFL For Concussions? Get Your Head Examined

Ben Carson Speaks Truth To Obama

Ben Carson Speaks Truth To Obama — Talk about speaking truth to power. Dr. Benjamin Carson, pediatric neurosurgery division director at Johns Hopkins University, was the speaker at yesterday’s (Feb. 7) National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by President and Michelle Obama along with many other political leaders.

Dr. Carson talked about a flat tax, unity, the damage caused by political correctness, the danger of a lawyer mentality, health savings accounts, the crisis of our national debt,   the need for morality, the decline in educational standards, Jesus and God.

The President sat on his hands during the entire speech and his expression appeared pained. To her credit Michelle applauded wildly more than once.

The speech is below and is 28 minutes long. We strongly recommend watching:

 

Ben Carson Speaks Truth To Obama

 

Ben Carson Speaks Truth To Obama

Off The Internet — 9 Safety Tips

Courtesy of Cathy Craddock

Geared toward women but everyone should take a few minutes to read this.
It may save your life or a loved one’s life.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :

The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you and RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, so he will go for the wallet/purse.

 

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you, but everybody else will.

This has saved lives.

Ed, Note: Actually, the first thing to do is to look for the inside trunk release that newer vehicles have.

 

4. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.

DON’T DO THIS!

The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity
for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go.

If someone is in the car with a gun to your head

DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF!

Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car.

Your Air Bag will save you.

If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it.

As soon as the car crashes bail out and run.

It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

(A) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.

( If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

(C) Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard or policeman to walk you back out.

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY.
(And better paranoid than dead.)

 

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!

 

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ.

Ed. note: In other words, serpentine. How to do it:

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic:

STOP … It may get you raped, or killed.

Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women.

He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked ‘for help’ into his vehicle or with his vehicle which is when he abducted his next victim.

 

9. Another Safety Point:

Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.. The police told her

‘Whatever you do, DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR.’

The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over.

The policeman said, ‘We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.’

He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby’s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby’s cries outside their doors when they’re home alone at night.

 

10. Water scam!

If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full blast so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.

Liberal H8

Christopher Dorner, the well-armed former Los Angeles cop who is the suspect in a murder spree that has left at least three dead in southern California, is a liberal according to a manifesto he has posted on Facebook.

Dorner praises President Obama and defends Michelle. “You call his wife a Wookie,” he says regarding those with whom he is upset. “Off the record, I love your new bangs, Mrs. Obama.”

He says he’s rooting for Hillary Clinton in 2016 but also like Chris Christie. He advises Christie to lose some weight.

He strongly defends gun control which makes sense as those without guns will be easier for him to kill.

He supports gay marriage and women in combat. One of those whom Dorner is suspected of killing is a woman.

Oh, he also says the Bible is a work of fiction. One imagines that he is certainly praying that it is.

In a related matter, Floyd Lee Corkins II pleaded guilty, yesterday, Feb. 6, to a federal firearms charge, a Washington D.C. assault charge and a Washington D.C. terrorism charge for an Aug. 15 incident in which he shot a security guard at the  headquarters of the Family Resource Council. The guard, who was hit in the arm,  managed to wrestle the gun from Corkins and subdue him.

Corkins used a 9mm handgun. He had two loaded magazines and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches with him. He told investigators that he wanted to kill the people there and smear the sandwiches in their faces due to the organization’s opposition to homosexual marriage.

He picked Family Resource Council as the target because the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center listed it as a “hate group” on its website.