NRA Again Picks A Pelosi Dem From Pa

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, yesterday, endorsed incumbent Democrat Jason Altmire in Pennsylvania’s 4th District Congressional Race.

“As a member of Congress, Altmire has demonstrated his commitment to our Second Amendment rights by voting for legislation to restore self-defense rights in our nation’s capital, as well as signing the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting our individual right to keep and bear arms in the Heller case,” the NRA-PVF said. “Additionally, he cosponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity amendment,which would provide a national standard for carrying concealed firearms, as well as legislation that would reform the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.  Altmire also signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder opposing re-enactment of the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines.  Most recently, he signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans in the McDonald case”

Altmire, who like all Democrats voted for gun-grabbing Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker, is well ahead of GOP challenger Keith Rothfus  in the polls. Rothfus is an attorney who worked for the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush,

Earlier this week, the NRA-PFV endorsed Democrat incumbent Chris Carney who is in a tight battle with Republican challenger Tom Marino.

PMN Wins Inky Again

Web reports say that Philadelphia Media Network (PMN), a coalition of holders of the debt of bankrupt Philadelphia Newspapers LLC were again the winners of an auction for its media properties beating Rayco L.L.C., a group consisting of investor Raymond G. Perelman and the Carpenters Union pension fund.

Reuters is now also reporting it.

The auction began this morning before Chief Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Raslavich

Reportedly, PMN bid $105 million for the properties which are The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News  and Philly.com while Rayco bid $85 million.

Including the Inquirer building and other property brings the price to $139 million which is what PMN bid in April.

The first deal fell through , Sept. 14, after Teamsters Local 628 rejected PMN’s final contract offer. It was the only union to reject a contract from PMN.

PMN CEO Gregory Osberg said at the time that if they should win again contract terms would be imposed on the Teamsters for the company would be closed until a contract is reached.

A group of local investors, led by Brian Tierney, bought the company for $515 million in 2006.


Dem Down Double Digits In Pa8

The first independent poll of Pennsylvania’s 8th District congressional race shows incumbent Democrat Patrick Murphy down double-digits to former congressman Republican Mike Fitzpatrick who Murphy beat by 1,518 votes to take the seat in 2006.

The Philadelphia Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College poll shows Fitzpatrick up 49-35 percent among likely voters and 46-36 percent ahead among all those registered to vote.

Only 40 percent of registered voters say he deserves re-election while 47 percent say its time for a change.

President Obama won the district with 54 percent of the vote in 2008 but now has a 37-percent approval rating there.

The poll found that 18 percent of Democrats will vote for Fitzpatrick compared to 8 percent of Republicans voting for Murphy. The district has 14,000 more Democrats than Republicans.

The poll showed that Fitzpatrick leads among men 50-33 percent; women 48-38 percent; and independents 38-31 percent.

Murphy easily held the seat in 2008 with 57 percent of the vote over Republican Tom Manion and independent Tom Lingenfelter, who will not be on the ballot this year.

Stupak Ally Down In Pa

Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, who represents Pennsylvania’s 3rd District in the northwest corner of the state, is down six points among likely voters to businessman Mike Kelly according to the most recent Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

Mrs. Dahlkemper was a member of the Stupak Seven, a group of ostensibly pro-life   Democrat members of congress led by Bart Stupak of Michigan who pledged not to vote for ObamaCare  unless the wording of the bill was changed to make it certain that it would provide for no funding of abortions. The wording was never changed but after much huffing and puffing and the promise of a meaningless executive order from the President, the seven voted for the bill anyway on March 21.

According to F&M, Mrs. Dahlkemper is down 44 to 38 percent among likely voters with 20 percent undecided and 42 to 38 percent among those registered to vote with 18 percent undecided. Just 38 percent of registered voters rate her job performance as excellent or good and 39 percent believe she deserves re-election while 47 percent think it’s time for a change.

Kelly leads in every county in the district except Erie.

Mrs. Dahlkember defeated six-term Congressman Phil English in 2008 to take the seat.

F&M also notes that registered voters in the 3rd District favor Republican Pat Toomey for senate 34-28 percent over Democrat Joe Sestak, and Republican Tom Corbett for governor 41 to 28 percent over Democrat Dan Onorato.

Only 36 percent of those in the district rate President Obama’s job performance as positive, while 30 percent rate Gov. Ed Rendell’s job performance as positive.

Asian Kids Again Beaten In A Philly School

Two freshman at Edward Bok Technical High School in Philadelphia were hospitalized after a beating by  10 other boys, Friday. The victims were new 14 year-old and 15 year-old immigrants from China.

Bok High School is 72 percent black and the perpetrators were black kids bringing to mind incidents that happened last December at South Philadelphia High School. One of the perps has been arrested and is facing assault charges.

Philadelphia School District officials described the incident as part of  traditional freshman hazing and said racism was notinvolved. 

The Asian community is skeptical.

Helen Gym, a board member of Asian Americans United, noted that no other freshman seemed to have been hospitalized due to the hazing.

And all this leaves aside the question as to why the Philadelphia School District would be tolerant of violent freshman hazing.

Kudos to the Philadelphia Inquirer for not ignoring the race aspect this time.

Black kids can be just as racially bigoted as white kids, or Asian kids for that matter, and their perspective will never change if they are never called on it.

Signs Of A Tsunami

Things really bode ill for Democrats when cars start carrying signs for Haverford College and conservative Republican congressional candidates. The driver of this Chevy found Friday in the parking lot of Gentile’s Market in Newtown Square had no problem boasting of an upcoming vote for Pat Meehan in Pennsylvania’s 7th District nor of an affiliation with the highly respected but famously left-leaning school. The election is Nov. 2.

NRA Endorses Embattled Dem Carney

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has endorsed on-the-ropes incumbent Democrat Chris Carney in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District over Republican challenger Tom Marino, who is also a staunch defender of the 2nd Amendment and who, unlike Carney, has never voted for Nancy Pelosi to lead the House of Representatives.

The NRA-PVF cites as reasons for its endorsement Carney’s co-sponsorship of the National Right-to Carry Reciprocity amendment, support of reforms to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and a letter he wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing his opposition to Holder’s plan to re-enact the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines.

“Chris Carney is a solid defender of the Second Amendment who will stand up for the rights of gun owners in Pennsylvania”, said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF.

It’s a bit of good news for Carney whose advertising, along with that of Paul Kanjorski of the adjacent 11th District, has been triaged away by the Democrat Congressional Campaign  Committee.

China Creating Green Jobs

China Creating Green Jobs — One of the promises of the Obama administration was to create new jobs through the creation of Green Economy.  We could restructure some of our factories and begin to make solar cells and wind turbines leading the world in the new Green Economy.  Unfortunately, since we cannot seem to move things forward through our government system in the present, the change that we wanted to see is happening in the east. Freedman Writes in his article:

“China is changing from the factory of the world to the clean-tech laboratory of the world,” said Liu.  “It has been the unique ability pit low-cost capital with large scale experiments to find models that work.”  China has designated and invested in pilot cities for electric vehicles, smart grids, LED lighting, rural biomass and low-carbon communities.  “They are able to quickly throw spaghetti on the wall to see what clean-tech models stick and then have the political will to scale them quickly across the country,” Liu added.  “This allows China to crate jobs and learn quickly.”

It seems that once again here in the U.S.  we have learned how to draw the defeat out of the mouth of victory.

 

 

Pa. Pubs Fast Track Bill To Hike Car Insurance

Republican politicians throughout  the nation are puzzled and angry at the lack of love coming from their constituents. So they don’t have to use their not-so-hard earned money to buy a clue, here is a gift of one.

House Bill 2246 is winding its way through Harrisburg and the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate appears to be putting it on a fast-track for passage.

What the bill does is to allow  trial lawyers to use non-verifiable evidence to seek pain and suffering damages for those injured in car accidents.

This is expected to increase the cost of automobile insurance premiums by 5 to 10 percent.

A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 21 with a vote by the full Senate expected shortly afterwards.

The bill were introduced at the request of the state’s trial bar association, which now calls itself the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

The language to quantify pain and suffering awards was inserted into HB 2246, which was originally a bill dealing with  accident scene management and general vehicle matters.

She’s A Witch Says Dino Media

She’s A Witch Says Dino Media — The surprise GOP nominee for senator from Delaware opened her general election campaign, Friday, with a 17-minute speech at Family Research Council’s Value Voters Summit in Washington D.C. in which she focused on the enthusiasm of a conservative resurgency and rebutted the claims being circulated about her by Republicans, Democrats and members of the dinosaur media.

“The small elite don’t get us,” Christine O’Donnell said. “They call us wacky. They call us wingnuts. We call us, ‘We the people. We’re loud, we’re rowdy, we’re passionate. … It isn’t tame, but boy, it sure is good.”
The applause was loud.

 

She noted that she never had a high-paying job or company car, and it took her over a decade to pay off student debt before Fairleigh Dickinson University would grant a degree.

“I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes,” she said in a dig a Sen. John “I Married A Republican Billionaire” Kerry (D-MA).
She said she was ready for what was going to come.
“Will they attack us? Yes”, she said. “Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, name call to try to intimidate us? They will. There’s nothing safe about it. But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it?”So how, did her opponents in the Democrat and Republican parties and the dinosaur media respond?

They accused her of witchcraft.

Really.

Christine O’Donnell: ‘I Dabbled in Witchcraft’  read the headline on the ABC news website.

Christine O’Donnell in 1999: ‘I dabbled into witchcraft’ read the headline in the Washington Post.

How did  CBS’s Bob Schieffer lead off this morning’s Face the Nation ? You guessed it — she’s a witch.

The headlines stem from comments made by Ms. O’Donnell during an appearance on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect program in 1999 in which she described something she did as a teenager.

So to sum up this weekend’s coverage of the Delaware senate race:

Ms. O’Donnell: We are enthused this year. They are going to attack us but we will prevail.

Dino Media: She’s a witch. Buuurrrrrn her. Buuurrrn the witch. Buuurrrn witch, burn.

And this pretty much explains why the dino media is going deservedly extinct.

She’s A Witch Says Dino Media