Browsing Month April, 2018

Legislature’s Audit of Itself to be Released After Delays

By at April 30, 2012 | 7:49 pm | 0 Comment

(Harrisburg) – Six months months behind schedule, the Legislative Audit Advisory Committee (“LAAC”) is set to release the audit of the General Assembly for fiscal year 2010-11.  The LAAC has scheduled the meeting for 9:30 on May 1 in Hearing Room 3, North Office Building. The meeting scheduled for April 4 was canceled because Chairman Gordon Denlinger […]

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Top 10 Fat Foods

By at April 30, 2012 | 8:28 am | 0 Comment

Top 10 Fat Foods

Highest in Saturated Fats Hydrogenated Oils Dried Coconut Butter Rendered Animal Fats Dark Chocolate Fish Oils Cheese Nuts and Seeds Processed Meats Whipped Cream Highest in Trans Fats Spreads Packaged foods Store Soups Fast Foods Frozen Foods Baked Goods Chips and Crackers Breakfast Boosts & Breakfast Cereals Cookies and Candy Toppings & Dips Photo by […]

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Primary Results: Incumbents Beware

By at April 27, 2012 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Primary Results: Incumbents Beware

Tuesday’s primary results indicate that incumbents and power brokers from both parties at all levels are vulnerable. For the first time since the 2005 pay raise debacle, this year’s state budget will have consequences politicians will feel in November. Tuesday’s political graveyard accepted reservations from long-term pols. Rep. Rick Geist (R), an unrepentant  pay jacker […]

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Speaking of Bullies, Case In Point

By at April 27, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Speaking of Bullies, Case In Point

Vermont residents would like to know what the heck is in their food. Particularly, they would like to know whether they are buying genetically engineered produce, or the naturally occurring kind. So they went to their legislature to ask for a law, and it looked for a time that their request would be honored. The […]

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Ethics Commission Order – Senator Robert Mellow

By at April 26, 2012 | 6:52 pm | 0 Comment

For Immediate Release Contact For More Information: John J. Contino, Executive Director (717) 783-1610 April 26, 2012   The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has issued a final adjudication in the following matter under The Ethics Law   HARRISBURG, PA –   Order No. 1598 (MELLOW) Pennsylvania State Senator 22nd Senatorial District Lackawanna, Luzerne & Monroe […]

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The GX60

By at April 26, 2012 | 10:48 am | 0 Comment

The GX60

Last week, I outlined the failure and folly of the North Korean rocket launch. Failure was launching a 100 kilo payload with a 50 kilo rocket at latitude  39.4 ° N where there is little linear velocity, at an angle that failed to take advantage of what little linear velocity they had, from a rocket […]

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How Did We Do? Top Ten Pennsylvania Primary Upset Predictions

By at April 25, 2012 | 9:14 am | 0 Comment

How Did We Do? Top Ten Pennsylvania Primary Upset Predictions

Congressional District 4: Wrong Prediction: Commissioner Chris Reilly (R) tops Rep. Scott Perry (R). Deciding factors: Money and Scott Wagner. Perry: 53.7%. Congressional District 17: Right Prediction: Attorney Matt Cartwright (D) unseats Rep. Tim Holden (I). Deciding factors: Environment, health care and nasty ads. Cartwright: 57.3% Senate District 29: Wrong Prediction: Businessman John Rich (R) defeats Senator David […]

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Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tales: Tale #3

By at April 25, 2012 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Governor Tom tells tall tales. Here is Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tale Number Three – I will not let them poison the water. This rises from Tall Tale to two and a half Pincchios. One problem is gas permits. Pennsylvania environmental regulators say they spend as little as 35 minutes reviewing each of the thousands […]

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Facts vs Truth; Asking Questions The Only Way To Get Answers

By at April 24, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Facts vs Truth; Asking Questions The Only Way To Get Answers

In a television news piece, the interviewee said: “We’ve lost three trillion dollars to tax evasion in the past 10 years.” Is that true? The reporter did not ask how that number was derived. There is an old story about a robbery in town. The local newspaper noted that police believed the money and the […]

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Top Ten Pennsylvania Primary Upset Predictions

By at April 23, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Pennsylvania Primary Upset Predictions

Congressional District 4 Prediction: Commissioner Chris Reilly (R) tops Rep. Scott Perry (R). Deciding factors: Money and Scott Wagner. Congressional District 17 Prediction: Attorney Matt Cartwright (D) unseats Rep. Tim Holden (I). Deciding factors: Environment, health care and nasty ads. Senate District 29 Prediction: Businessman John Rich (R) defeats Senator David Argall (I). Deciding factors: […]

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