Franken Rose Photo Illustrates Establishment Corruption

Franken Rose Photo Illustrates Establishment Corruption

Franken Rose PhotoThese two buddies enjoying a joke (about women?) perfectly illustrate a big reason for this nation’s problems. A society can’t survive if it is based on lies.

Sen. Al Franken and newly unemployed commentator Charlie Rose for years have been setting social mores and controlling the information we have been receiving much of which was out-and-out falsehood. Matthew Shepard was murdered because he was gay? George W. Bush was a racist? Women make 77 cents on the dollar compared to men? Donald Trump colluded with the Russians?

Etc. etc. etc.

All were repeated as truths by the crowd to which these guys belonged and all were lies. One of Shepard’s murderers, it turns out, was a fellow drug dealer and occasional lover. Homophobia had nothing to do with it.  Bush, of course, was governor when James Byrd’s murderers received the death penalty. And women make the same amount as men for the same job, workload and skill level. 

And while there is no reason to think President Trump colluded with the Russians there is plenty of reason to think his cool-crowd-connected opponent did.

Of course, unless you get your info from alternative sources such as talk radio or independent websites, you are not going to know this.

And now it turns out that Franken and Rose and whole lot of others were self-centered pigs who were laughing up their sleeves at the truth for the last four decades.

Well, it paid well.

Franken Rose Photo Illustrates Establishment Corruption

 

 

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 11-21-17

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 11-21-17

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Plain words make the most ornamental sentences. John Quigg Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. PsalmsAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Plain words make the most ornamental sentences.
John Quigg

 

Read Phil Heron at the Delaware County Daily Times

Charles Manson Dies 45 Years Late

Charles Manson Dies 45 Years Late — Charles Manson is dead and it’s 45 years too late.

I was eight years old in the summer of 1969 when the Manson cult killed nine innocent people. It horrified me and I’d put my fingers in my ears when the story was reported on the  radio.

But as my understanding of the world then came from TV shows where the bad guys would be caught and justice done, I had faith that would happen.

And they did catch the bad guys.

Justice, though, was never done.

Manson and three of his followers — others would be convicted of other murders — were found guilty in 1971 and received the death penalty. The Supreme Court, however, bizarrely ruled the next year that the death penalty as it existed was unconstitutional and commuted all death sentences to life in prison.

And so Manson live to an old age with the cool crowd calling him a hero. Rolling Stone magazine, which hopefully soon goes the way of Manson, portrayed him as a visionary and expressed sympathy for him. Hippie underground newspapers named him Man of the Year.  Chic radical Bernadine Dohrn expressed awe and admiration.  Ms. Dohrn and her rapey husband Bill Ayers would go on to become Barack Obama’s mentors.

Pop singers adopt his name and his image can still be found on t-shirts.

I really am a fan of Pope Francis but he is dead wrong on the death penalty. The world — and America — would be exponentially better off if that piece of human debris kept his date with the gas chamber 45 years ago.

Charles Manson Dies 45 Years Late

Charles Manson Dies 45 Years Late

9th Annual GIordano Feast Of 7 Fishes

9th Annual GIordano Feast Of 7 Fishes9th Annual GIordano Feast Of 7 Fishes — Dom Giordano’s 9th Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes is 6:30 -10 p.m.., Monday, Dec. 18 at the  Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, 1800 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

The always fantastic affair features  a huge and varied menu, live music and the bestowal of the National Person of the Year Award which this year goes to Pennsylvania-based commentator and brilliant provocateur Jeffrey Lord.

Lord, alone, is worth the cost of a ticket which are $90 ($800 for a table of 10) and can be gotten here.

9th Annual GIordano Feast Of 7 Fishes

 

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 11-20-17

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 11-20-17

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 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalms Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. PsalmsAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Psalms

 

Check out Kim Kennedy’s It’s A New Day on WFYL 1180 AM

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 11-19-17

William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 11-19-17

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Politics is the most important of the civil activities and has its own field of action, which is not that of religion. Pope Francis Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. PsalmsAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Politics is the most important of the civil activities and has its own field of action, which is not that of religion.
Pope Francis

 

Check out the Dom Giordano Show on WPHT 1210 AM

William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 11-18-17

Oscar Wilde Jefferson Davis— Yoo hoo.  Here’s something to  make your favorite Social Justice Warrior’s head spin: British poet Oscar Wilde was a fan of the Confederacy.

It should be noted that while Wilde liked Rebel President Jefferson Davis, Davis didn’t like him. 

Oscar Wilde Jefferson Davis William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 11-18-17

Oscar Wilde Jefferson Davis-- Yoo hoo.  Just something to keep in mind that would make your favorite Social Justice Warrior's head spin: British poet

Remembrance Day Feast Benefits Honor Flight

Remembrance Day Feast Benefits Honor Flight— Crown Chapter, Daughters of the British Empire will be commemorating Remembrance Day (Veterans Day), 4 -11 p.m., tomorrow, Nov. 19 at Stoney’s British Pub in Wilmington, Del.

On the menu are bangers and mash, toad in a hole, and bubbles and squeak.  

There will be raffles and pub trivia games, tea and sticky toffee pudding, and fish and chips.

For information contact dbinpa@yahoo.com. Reservations are suggested for dinner hours. They can be made at the above email or by calling 484-844-2980.

Ten percent of the cost of food purchases will be donated to Honor Flight Philadelphia, a charity providing U.S. veterans a bus tour of the Washington D.C. monuments and a special dinner.

Remembrance Day Feast Benefits Honor Flight

Remembrance Day Feast Benefits Honor Flight

Pennsylvania Tax Collections And Its Economy

Pennsylvania Tax Collections And Its Economy

By Colin McNickle

While there are signs that Pennsylvania’s overall economy might be improving, the critical question is whether it’s growing fast enough to cover some less-than-optimum actions by state government employed to close a series of budget shortfalls, say researchers at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy.

“If the economy and jobs continue to improve, tax collections almost certainly will pick up as well,” say Frank Gamrat, a senior research associate, and Jake Haulk, president of the Pittsburgh think tank.

But the commonwealth must overcome numerous hurdles of its own making.

“(T)he state continues to face the seemingly intractable problems of corralling spending growth and balancing the budget without relying on gimmicks and the poor practice of borrowing to fund current spending,” the institute scholars say (in Policy Brief Vol. 17, No. 45).

On paper at least, budget gaps for fiscal years 2016-17 and 2017-18 have been closed. That, through a combination of expanded gambling options and substantial borrowing against future tobacco settlement receipts.

“Obviously, these borrowed funds will have to be repaid out of future tax revenues that will need to rise even further to cover those payments as well as to meet the likely shortfall in the next budget unless spending is curbed significantly,” Gamrat and Haulk note.

That budget, by the way, is due in a short three months. And it remains to be seen if gaming revenue projections will be met, considering that last year’s gambling income fell short.

There has been some upturn in the pace of tax revenue flowing to the state. But, again, will the gains be sustained? That is the question.

There are reasons to be optimistic. Job and income numbers as well as consumer confidence levels are moving higher.

After a slow start, corporate net income tax collections were quite strong from May through September, and stood 10.9 percent above the first quarter of fiscal 2016-17.

Through the first nine months of 2017, personal income tax collections have risen by 3 percent over the same 2016 period and are up a healthy 3.8 percent over year-ago results in the first fiscal quarter. Sales and use taxes also have experienced gains in the respective nine-month and first-quarter periods, by 3.6 and 3.9 percent.

That said, none of those three metrics is an indicator of future performance. But, “Given the enormous gains in (stock) share prices this year and the strengthening of home prices, consumer confidence has climbed … nationally and almost certainly in Pennsylvania as well,” Gamrat and Haulk say.

But Pennsylvania government could continue to be its own worst enemy.

“Given the missteps of the past two years, it will be absolutely necessary to hold spending in check until revenues can cover future spending and pay off the debt incurred to cover this year’s shortfall,” the think tank researchers stress.

“At some point, the commonwealth must shed its image as having a poor business climate if it wants to match national economic growth and have the wherewithal to deal with the legacy costs it faces.”

Mr. McNickle is Senior Fellow and Media Specialist at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. He can be reached at cmcnickle@alleghenyinstitute.org

Pennsylvania Tax Collections And Its Economy