Quote Of The Day From Sam Adams

For no People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when Knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own Weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.
Samuel Adams letter to James Warren, Nov. 4, 1775.

Live Free Pa. Is A Week Away

Live Free Pa. Is A Week Away — The Commonwealth Foundation’s celebration of “freedoms we enjoy but are under attack by Harrisburg and Washington” is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 8, at the Elstonville Sportsman’s Association in Manheim.

Live Free Pa. comes with breakfast, lunch,beer, shooting activities, cigars and live rock ‘n’ roll by Jump the Gun and features a chance to shoot up a car.

Obviously the beer and cigars are for attendees over 21.

Cost is $65 for shooters and $40 for non-shooters.  The car shoot is extra.

To register email ajg@commonwealthfoundation.org; call 717-671-1901; or go here .

Live Free Pa. Is A Week Away

Pa. Bill To Mandate Schools Teach Proper Condom Use

The
Pennsylvania House Education Committee, April 28, voted 14-11 with one absence to send to the
full House a bill that would mandate teaching sex education in public
schools.

H.B. 1163

would require that “not engaging in sexual intercourse is the only certain way to prevent pregnancy and to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV” and “provide students with accurate information that includes the following: Side effects, health benefits, effectiveness, safety and proper use of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods in preventing pregnancy.”

It will allow parents to opt their children out.

The state now requires districts to teach students about HIV and AIDS and
how to avoid contracting them, but any other instruction on sexuality is
at the district’s discretion.

State Rep. Chelsa Wagner
(D-22), the bill’s sponsor, says the mandate is needed to help lower pregnancy rates and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

One wonders, however, if the problem places are really  the school districts that now don’t teach how to use condoms.

Hat tip to PennLive.Com

SCOTUS (Barely) Stands Up To U.S. Taliban

The Supreme Court, yesterday, said that lower court judges were  wrong in considering solely the religious aspects when they ordered removed  a cross erected Mojave National Preserve by World War I veterans in 1934 as a remembrance of fallen comrades. By a 5-4 vote they sent the case back for the lower court judges to get it right and presumably allow the symbol, which has been covered in plywood, to stay.

The dissenters were as expected the crowd that takes its cues from the Washington Post —  Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Stevens.

I suspect that the confused quartet fail to see that the destruction of an historic cross isn’t much different than the destruction of historic Buddhist statues by the Taliban. Perhaps the Washington Post should point it out to them.

 

Smartest Liberal Publication In The World Covers The President

Smartest Liberal Publication In The World Covers The President — Liberals really are stupid. They are the kind that would tell jokes about Jewish merchants at a discussion on the problems of the Mideast. The problem for the rest of us is that they don’t realize this, and in fact consider themselves rather brilliant. This means that they close their minds and  inure themselves to correction to such a degree  that they  viciously attack those who attempt to provide it. After all, those who deign to disagree with them have to have some kind of serious character flaw such as racism or misogyny.

Anyway liberals really are stupid. The crown jewel of the liberal media establishment is the Washington Post which provides guidance to liberal politicians, bureaucrats, academics and lesser media figures throughout the world.

Yesterday, they ran a story about President Obama pushing alternative energy in Iowa. In lieu of the President’s pix, however, they used one of Malcolm X.

Really.

Expect President Obama to soon send National Security Adviser James Jones to Arizona to deal with our own border crisis. And expect his remarks to go something like this .

Smartest Liberal Publication In The World Covers The President

Philadelphia Inquirer Circ Jumps (Ha Ha)

This year’s spring report by the Audit Bureau of Circulations showed a  jump to 356,189 readers for the Philadelphia Inquirer making it the 11th largest newspaper in the country.

The report covered the six months ending March 31, 2010.

Last year’s March report had the broadsheet at 288,298.

So what accounts for this wonderful bit of news for the ink-stained wretches on North Broad Street? The Philadelphia Daily News is now  considered an edition of the Inky for the  purposes of counting circulation.

Last year, The Daily News had a circulation of 99,103.

So does 99,103 + 288,298 = 356,189? Oh let’s forget the math and not harsh anybody’s buzz. The Philadelphia Inquirer is now the 11th largest paper in the country!!!

Back North

I’m back from the land of fireworks, toll-free roads and 70 mph speed limits. The most jarring reminder might have been the I-95 rest stop in Lower Chichester, where the faucets and flushers were not hands free and the wooden picnic tables were chained to cement pads.

Granted, a year-long $5.9 million renovation project for the station  is supposed to start May 1 which hopefully takes them to where the Southern stops have been for at least a decade.

Maybe it will even have free wi-fi like the Florida Welcome Center. And, no, I’m not suggesting Pennsylvania give out free orange juice.

And GOP lieutenant governor candidate Russ Diamond has reported from the campaign trail that it is snowing outside of Scranton.

A Southern Swing

I just went due south a thousand miles to meet the lovely and wonderful Skyler Jane Lawrence who is even prettier than her picture, and who I suspect will turn out to bet every bit a pretty as older sister Kyley.

The South is an amazing place of 70 mph speed limits and clean roads. People seem to smile more south of D.C. Things happen that may seem funny to Northerners. The employees at a spotless Microtel in Walterboro, S.C. have orders to keep the lobbyTV tuned to either Fox News or the Weather Channel. The owner of a gift store on Jekyll Island — the one next to the “Rah” Bar — asks a woman she just met to watch her shop while uses the restroom.

And a billboard on I-95 a mile or so north of the Florda border asks in large letters “Who Is John Galt?”

Dixie gives you hope for the nation.

Specter Takes Gloves Off With Admiral Joe

So it is a horse race in the Pennsylvania Democrat senate primary.  Showing why he’s not called Snarlin’ Arlen for nothing, the incumbent Specter, yesterday, released a blistering attack ad against challenger Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7) called “No Show Joe” in which he notes Sestak was “relieved of duty in the Navy for creating a poor command climate” and has the “worst attendance of any Pennsylvania congressman”.

Until this month , Specter, who is the party-endorsed candidate, had been leading the congressman handily in the polls.

Pass the popcorn.