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PA House Passes Measure to End Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Declaration and Lockdown in Bipartisan Vote Late Thursday

By Trey 379 comments
PA House Passes Measure to End Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Declaration and Lockdown in Bipartisan Vote Late Thursday

With a bipartisan vote of 117-85, the Pennsylvania House has voted to approve HR 836 which ends Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration and business shutdown.

The bill was approved late Thursday and now moves to the Senate, which resumes session June 8. The portion of the emergency declaration that allows…

The LNP and the Rest of the Media Need to Be Held Accountable for the Fear and Panic They Stoke

By Trey 311 comments
The LNP and the Rest of the Media Need to Be Held Accountable for the Fear and Panic They Stoke

Today in mendacity and fearmongering, the LNP editorial board praised the decision to cancel this year’s New Holland Farmers Fair, a street fair that’s been a tradition since 1927, all because they’re scared of the coronavirus crisis.

The New Holland Farmers Day Association reportedly said that health concerns complicated…

Enough is Enough with the Mask Fearmongering

By Trey 350 comments
Enough is Enough with the Mask Fearmongering

There’s never any point in getting angry over the daily opinion of the editorial board at the LNP, because taking anything they say seriously was never in the cards, anyway.

The LNP editorial board’s opinions usually range from almost amusingly naïve to toxically disingenuous, with a few notable and…

Meet the Man Behind the Grassroots Tidal Wave to Reopen Pennsylvania – Lancaster County’s Matthew Bellis

By Trey 1169 comments
Meet the Man Behind the Grassroots Tidal Wave to Reopen Pennsylvania – Lancaster County’s Matthew Bellis

Lancaster County’s Matthew Bellis is really a perfect fit as the face for what is arguably the fastest growing political movement in Pennsylvania.

Imposing in height and with the voice of a seasoned radio DJ, he brings a professional marketer’s ability to hone a message and a communication specialist’s ability…

Is a Constitutional Crisis Brewing in Harrisburg Over Whether the Legislature Can Reign in Governor Wolf and His Bizarre Secretary of Health?

By Trey 425 comments
Is a Constitutional Crisis Brewing in Harrisburg Over Whether the Legislature Can Reign in Governor Wolf and His Bizarre Secretary of Health?

Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf is speeding the timetable to move all Pennsylvania counties into the yellow phase – meaning no mandatory stay-at-home order but with most businesses in severe lockdown mode.

This raises the question of whether his newfound alacrity is an attempt to let off steam as the citizens…

State House Committee Makes First Move to Strike Down Gov. Wolf’s Seizure of Emergency COVID-19 Powers

By Trey 576 comments
State House Committee Makes First Move to Strike Down Gov. Wolf’s Seizure of Emergency COVID-19 Powers

The state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee voted to end Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 disastrous disaster declaration on Thursday morning, along near-party lines.

The move came hours after the GOP-controlled House failed to get enough Democrats to break ranks and overturn Wolf’s veto of a bill that…