And we can now say with proof positive that we’d be much bigger but for the active discrimination of Silicon Valley megacorporations.
Searchers finding our site are up significantly. This is entirely due to the ever growing DuckDuckGo, which hit the 100 million daily search milestone last month.
Google remains 50 times bigger but we got 2.7 times the hits from DDG yesterday.
DDG appears to be using algorithms designed to let people find what they are looking for rather than filtering for political content.
Ponder that for a moment. This is obviously not just happening to us. Actually, it was this comment by Fred Donaldson that tipped us off to it. How many other websites that question the narrative are being made unaccessible? How much necessary information is the citizenry being prevented from hearing? How many lies are they being told through claims of authority?
We hear that DDG is run by leftists/progressives/whatever. So what? Their searches are honest and that’s all that counts.
If you really want to “stick it to the man” make DDG your default search engine for mobile and desktop.
If 75 million (official) Trump voters do this, a real hurt will be put on Google, and real benefits will be received by those media outlets that don’t have the seal of approval by the government/corporate establishment.
If you cannot do this simple thing don’t pretend you would have fought alongside George Washington in 1776.
DuckDuckGo Hits 100M Milestone — Paoli, Pa. -based search engine DuckDuckGo hit the milestone of 100 million daily searches, Jan. 16. Granted, that still a long way off of Google’s 5 billion daily searches but giants can fall.
DDG is a search engine that promises privacy and keeps it. Take a few minutes to make it your default on your mobile and desktop. Your peace of mind will thank you.
The charge is politically motivated. Bunny was a big booster of Donald Trump and has been in several photographs seated or standing next to the great man. The charge was levied by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office headed by partisan hack and shameless corporatist Josh Shapiro.
So what exactly was this vile thing Bunny did? This valuable bauble she took to allow her to luxuriate in ill-gotten splendor?
Bunny as sheriff created and ran the Chester County K-9 unit. It was mostly funded through non-government sources. The allegation of theft is based on the claim she had deputies help with some of the fundraising while on duty and that one of the deputies used K-9 money for a vet bill for a family pet.
That this is a media scandal shows the twisted — and yeah, evil — philosophy that guides the establishment mouthpieces. That she has been vengefully charged with a crime shows that those who hate the president — and his supporters — are tyrants in waiting.
Aqua Backing Carolyn Comitta — Carolyn Comitta, who is seeking to replace fellow Democrat Andy Dinniman to represent the 19th District in the Pennsylvania Senate, is backed by Aqua America.
The Bryn Mawr-based, now-national water company that once called itself Springfield Water Co. and the Philadelphia Suburban Water Co. but now calls itself Essential Utilities gave a grand to Carolyn in April. Wonder why they want her to win.
Could it have anything to do with their lust for the locally owned Chester Water Authority?
Guess we know where Carolyn, who now represents the 156th District in the State House, comes down on the matter.
Hey did you see where Aqua — excuse us Essential Utilities — is making beaucoup bucks supplying water to frackers in the Marcellus Shale? Not that we have any problem with it but we kind of wonder how much that warms the hearts of Dinniman’s voters.
Donna Ellingsen Surprise Winner In Delegate Race — Donna Ellingsen will be attending the Republican National Convention in August as one of the three elected delegates from the Pennsylvania 6th Congressional District.
The others are former Chesco sheriff Bunny Welsh and Deborah Abel, both long-time GOP state committee members.
Alex Rahn Tries To Stay Relevant — Val Voldemort may be in exile but his Death Eaters aren’t sleeping.
Consider this story about what they tried to do to Kevin Runey of Avon Grove.
Runey threw his hat in the ring against Andy Dinniman, the Democrat who has represented the 19th District in the Pennsylvania Senate since 2006. No one else was willing but Runey is a tenacious guy who thought the seat should not go unchallenged on principle and figured he’d have a chance to win if he worked hard enough.
Runey got the Chesco GOP endorsement.
Then Dinniman announced in early February he would not seek re-election.
Val disciple Alex Rahn saw an opportunity to return to relevance and began circulating petitions for Amber Little-Turner, who failed to win the 74th District State House which covers the Coatesville area in 2018, and who lost a bid last November to become Chester County recorder of deeds.
Amber is black and a female; and Sen. Jay Corman (R-34), who is Majority Leader in the Pennsylvania Senate, thought he could go woke by tapping her. Alex got the job of doing the grunt work.
People are getting sick of identity politics. It is becoming well understood that those who practice it are far more interested in schemes to milk the public cow than to help the community of whatever shade of skin.
And Rob Brooks, were you helping Alex? We heard you were.
The Democratic Party campaign event for which they are scheduled to appear is 1-4:30 p.m. at the Kennett Democrats, 115 Marshall St., Kennett Square, Pa. 19348. Wolf and Shapiro cannot be there the whole time as they are also scheduled for a Montgomery County Democrat Party event noon to 4 p.m., UFCW Local 1776, 3031 Walton Rd, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462.
Thank you Pauline for the update.
Hey hipster Millennials being crushed by student loans, what has Wolf done to curtail the ridiculous educational salaries and pensions causing your loans to be so burdensome?
Bunny Welsh Responds To Hit Piece — Chester County Controller Margaret Reif is continuing her partisan agenda against well-respected and nationally known Sheriff Bunny Welsh despite Bunny not seeking re-election and her term ending in January.
Ms. Reif, a Democrat, informed the Daily Local News that the Sheriff’s Department has gone over budget in overtime for three years, a common occurence in law enforcement. The Local treated the non-story as a front page scandal in the Sept. 15 Sunday edition.
A whole lot of things were left out of the story namely that the county gets a lot of that money back since the K-9 unit is used by other agencies, and that the Eric Fein jury selection occurred in Chesco.
Bunny’s attorney Dawson Muth does a good job of addressing things and we are happy to run his response.
Once again, Daily Local News reporter Michael Rellahan has penned a story and generated a front page headline filled with inaccuracies and misrepresentations in the Sunday newspaper. In his zeal to get another sensationalized headline, “Sheriff Busted OT Budget”, he merely regurgitated the unverified information provided to him by Controller Margaret Reif in her obsessive, personal attacks against the Sheriff of Chester County.
Not surprisingly, it is the same modus operandi that the Controller and reporter used last year in the attack on the Sheriffs Office nationally acclaimed, award winning K-9 unit.
As before, she tosses out raw numbers with no explanation and hopes her manipulated script can erode public trust for one of the most respected Sheriffs in the nation.
The approved budget for the Sheriffs Office, as for any law enforcement agency, is difficult to guarantee. There are many late courts such as the treatment courts, juries who deliberate into the night, long transports, extraditions and other duties that cannot always be anticipated accurately. In its approved annual $6 million dollar budget, it would not be unusual to have $80,000-$100,000 additional overtime for the year. However, that does not mean County taxpayers absorb a loss.
Much of the unanticipated overtime costs are offset substantially by revenue the Sheriffs Office generates that goes directly in the County’s general fund which the Controller conveniently fails to reference in her report.
Some community events where deputies are assigned are also reimbursed directly to the County. In fact, during the three years referenced by the Controller, more than $125,000 in overtime was billed to outside agencies and organizations for the services of the deputies.
In other circumstances, overtime relating to a criminal matter, such as the search for or apprehension of a defendant by the K-9 team may be charged to the defendant and collected as costs and restitution by the probation department. Again, the Controller fails to subtract the revenue collected because it does not bolster her bogus allegations and continues her personal pursuit of the Sheriff.
Deputy Sheriffs are required to post the annual tax sale notices. These postings require multiple trips and attempts at service for hundreds of properties, which means working extended hours. This service results in an approximate cost of $30,000 in overtime annually. Due to these postings however, the County Tax office receives millions of dollars of revenue. Another fact conveniently and blatantly ignored by the Controller.
Special security details like the high profile Eric Fein jury selection require many hours of unanticipated overtime (Frein was arrested and convicted of murdering a Pennsylvania State Trooper in Pike County). The jury selection occurred here in Chester County and required long hours in transport and high security details. Pike County reimbursed Chester County thousands of dollars for that detail reducing the overtime costs to the taxpayers of Chester County. That fact also conveniently and blatantly ignored by the Controller.
Now for the third time, the Controller is spending hundreds of office hours and countless hours with her attorney-at what cost to the taxpayers – in her ongoing attempt to tarnish the name of a Sheriff who leads one of the finest offices not only in this Commonwealth but also in the nation.
Shame on the Daily Local for colluding with the Controller in her personal crusade and assisting her in costing the taxpayers thousands of dollars while she continues her partisan attacks on the Sheriff of Chester County.
Bunny Welsh Picked For Trump Board — Bunny Welsh of Chester County, our favorite sheriff, has been named to advisory board of Women for Trump, a national group that kicked off in King of Prussia, July 16.