Saturday, November 21, 2009

Peg Luksik Releases Informational Video on Healthcare

Pennsylvania senatorial candidate Peg Luksik has done something few politicians do--educate the public.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

QB Shows a Whole Lot of Soul in Win

King's Wins 2009 Mayor's Cup
Despite erroneously being touted as underdogs by Times Leader sportswriters, the King's College football team whipped Wilkes University 33-16 on a misty Saturday afternoon. King's quarterback Corey Lavin looked like a combination of Brett Favre and Micheal Vick as he scrambled, split Wilkes's coverages with his passes, and broke several big runs. On one 2nd half run, he appeared to be sacked for a loss but broke free and eluded several defenders for a 40+ yard gain.

Notwithstanding Lavin's accomplishments, the game was a total team effort as King's offensive line drove Wilkes defenders off the line of scrimmage to spur RB Cluade O'Connor for 167 yards. LB Alex Watty picked off the Wilkes QB in the second half to seal the deal. It was evident that King's wanted the game more as they left everything on the field.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bill Ayers in the Whitehouse? Could This be a Provocative Scam?

The Obaman Kommissariat named 110 guests to the White House according to their defacto press agency, MSNBC. The list does not name every visitor but let's see who they've named:

Malik Shabazz, leader of the new black panthers, RINO Newt Gingrich, far-left financier George Soros, Global Warming profiteer Albert Gore, SEIU leader Andrew Stern, and irreverends Al $harpton and Je$$e Jack$on. However, names on the list such as "William Ayers," "Jeremiah Wright," and "Michael Moore," reports MSNBC, are not "that Jeremiah Wright," Ayers, or Moore.

A Den of Ideological Iniquity?

Given my personal experience with MSNBC's disregard for factual truth when it comes to politics, I wouldn't be surprised if they are lying. (Reporters seem content with party lines and no facts when it comes to reporting about left-wing politicians they love.) Nonetheless it seems odd that the Obaman Kommissariate would put people named Ayers, Wright, and Moore on the list, knowing that such names would provoke outrage among conservatives. Here's a good comment by Kyle Olson of Big

...MSNBC claims the first three: Ayers, Moore and Wright aren’t the Ayers, Moore and Wright. Then why release the names? Not to mention: the White House staff and the president himself just happen to have other friends named Bill Ayers, Michael Moore and Jeremiah Wright? That’s bizarre.

This is likely Act II in the White House slight of hand to distract from the real issue: Reid and Pelosi’s lengthy bills to takeover health care in America. Act I, of course, was the blatant attack on Fox News, which fizzled, arguably backfired and ultimately died.

Conservatives need to stay focused on the wise words and analysis of those such as Byron York, and not be the distracted by the made-for-TV sideshows the White House has been creating.

So, in that spirit let's move on to a more pertinent issue than the Red House's>I mean White House's guest list: that is health care reform. Here's a note from Pennsylvania Senatorial candidate Peg Luksik:

The newest version of Health Care Reform has been introduced. It weighs in at over 1900 pages, and has the blessing of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And you don't have to read farther than Section 101 to find the basic problem with single payer care. Part (h) of Section 101says that if the government runs short of money, the Secretary "SHALL MAKE SUCH ARRANGEMENTS AS ARE NECESSARY TO ELIMINATE A DEFICIT, INCLUDING REDUCING BENEFITS, INCREASING PREMIUMS, OR ESTABLISHING WAITING LISTS".

That is a very wordy method of saying "government rationing". While there are nearly 2,000 more pages, there is no way to avoid the bottom line - government-funded health care is government-rationed health care. It's as simple as that.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ted Thompson's All-Important Draft Picks Flounder vs. Vikings

Brett Favre may have beaten his GB replacement Aaron Rodgers and his estranged, former coach Mike McCarthy, but his true nemesis last night was Packers GM Ted Thompson.

Prior to Ted Thompson's hiring in 2005, Brett had been contemplating retirement each offseason. Many suspect Ted Thompson was brought in to get rid of Brett.

Many may remember Brett's appearance on FOX News with Greta Van Susteren in the summer of 2008 right after the Packers banned him from their locker room (after he rescinded on his retirement). During the interview Brett said Thompson Thompson was dishonest with him when Brett lobbied for Marco Rivera and Mike Wahle in 2005, and for Randy Moss in 2007. Brett wanted skilled free agents capable of a superbowl run. Instead, much to the chagrin of Brett (and most Packer fans) Thompson seemed hellbent on using the draft only, with CB Charles Woodson being his only major free agent signing. Although several of Thompson's picks like Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings have turned out to be stars, his draft record is otherwise rather unimpressive.

In fact, the Packers offensive line that allowed 14 sacks on Aaron Rodgers in two games vs. the Vikings was composed entirely of Thompson picks. Why are they so bad?

Each year, Thompson drafted wide receivers in the early rounds and took offensive linemen late. It was the weak o-linemen that Thompson drafted: like tackles T.J. Lang (4th) and Allen Barbre(4th) who were responsible for allowing most of the sacks, not to mention his 2006 2nd round bust guard Daryn Colledge. Furthermore, one may find it strange that the Packers passed up on drafting so many quality offensive linmen while having aging tackles in Clifton and Tauscher.

Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley, and James Jones can run and catch, but they can't block the Williamses and Jared Allen.

So in the end Thompson has lost...unfortunately for Packers fans and players.

However, it's all sunshine in Minnesota as Favre teams up with the greatest player in the league in Adrian Peterson and solid O-linemen in Steve Hutchinson and Bryant McKinnie.