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The LNP Editorial Board Wants Everyone to Bend the Knee to Their Politically Correct Agenda, No Matter Who It Destroys

By Trey 689 comments
The LNP Editorial Board Wants Everyone to Bend the Knee to Their Politically Correct Agenda, No Matter Who It Destroys

The LNP editorial board – some of the most coddled and out-of-touch leftists this side of the University of California Berkeley campus – would rather see local businesses shuttered than someone not bow to their political agenda.

In this case it is the owners of the acclaimed restaurants Luca…

EXCLUSIVE: The Emergency Declaration Shutdown in Pennsylvania is Over on Friday, and the Secretary of Health Has No Power for a Blanket Order Shutting Down Businesses [UPDATED]

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EXCLUSIVE: The Emergency Declaration Shutdown in Pennsylvania is Over on Friday, and the Secretary of Health Has No Power for a Blanket Order Shutting Down Businesses [UPDATED]

The reopening of Pennsylvania and the end of the emergency declaration is now de facto law, regardless of what the governor or Democrats claim, sources tell Lancaster-blog.

Further, the Secretary of Health has no power to continue the state’s shutdown.

As first and exclusively reported by Lancaster-blog, the Republican-led State…

EXCLUSIVE: Both Chambers of PA Legislature Enact Measure To End Governor Wolf’s Lockdown and Bypass the Governor’s Veto, Ending the Emergency Declaration – #ReOpen PA Wins! [UPDATED]

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EXCLUSIVE: Both Chambers of PA Legislature Enact Measure To End Governor Wolf’s Lockdown and Bypass the Governor’s Veto, Ending the Emergency Declaration – #ReOpen PA Wins! [UPDATED]

The Republican-led State Senate on Tuesday evening passed 31-19 and put directly into the record a resolution that ends Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 lockdown and emergency declaration, effectively ending the state shutdown immediately.

“Thirteen weeks is long enough,” said Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny. “Time to vote yes.”

The Senate…

EXCLUSIVE: A Constitutional Showdown over the Shutdown is Brewing in the State Capitol This Week and Gov. Wolf’s Lockdown is the Target as Open Defiance of the Governor Grows

By Trey 9185 comments
EXCLUSIVE: A Constitutional Showdown over the Shutdown is Brewing in the State Capitol This Week and Gov. Wolf’s Lockdown is the Target as Open Defiance of the Governor Grows

This week may decide whether Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s lockdown and phased reopening of the Keystone State continues indefinitely or ends for good.

As the legislature resumes session this week two bills are on the floor of the house and senate, one of which Republicans say they will pass.

Legislative…

PA Health Secretary Twists Self Into a Pretzel Trying to Justify Limitless BLM Protests While Standing by COVID-19 Restrictions For Small Businesses (VIDEO)

By Trey 294 comments
PA Health Secretary Twists Self Into a Pretzel Trying to Justify Limitless BLM Protests While Standing by COVID-19 Restrictions For Small Businesses (VIDEO)

by Cristina Laila, originally appeared at Gateway Pundit

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine twisted himself into a pretzel this week trying to justify limitless Black Lives Matter protesters (and rioters) while standing by Coronavirus restrictions for…

[UPDATED] Lancaster Police Arrest Suspected Antifa Agitator Who Threatened to Burn Police Station During Sunday’s Protest – So What is Antifa?

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[UPDATED] Lancaster Police Arrest Suspected Antifa Agitator Who Threatened to Burn Police Station During Sunday’s Protest – So What is Antifa?

Lancaster police arrested a man accused of threatening to burn down the police station during protests over the weekend.

According to police, they were told that Gerald Grauert, 35, was making statements about burning down the police station later Sunday night.

According to police records:

On Sunday May 31,

Lancaster Police Chief, LNP Grasping Hard at Straws To Justify Claims that ‘White Nationalist’ Agitators Were…Present? [Also photos from today] [UPDATED]

By Trey 481 comments
Lancaster Police Chief, LNP Grasping Hard at Straws To Justify Claims that ‘White Nationalist’ Agitators Were…Present? [Also photos from today] [UPDATED]

This is getting downright childish.

The “proof” that Lancaster Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser and Lancaster city leaders used to show that “white nationalists” were among protesters on Sunday – and by wild implication that they were behind the violence that erupted – is that someone had a

LNP, Lancaster City Officials Push Discredited Narrative About ‘White Nationalists’ Causing Violence at the George Floyd Protest Sunday

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LNP, Lancaster City Officials Push Discredited Narrative About ‘White Nationalists’ Causing Violence at the George Floyd Protest Sunday

The worst part of modern mainstream journalism is the absolute lack of integrity and skepticism when it comes to anything they’re told that fits their liberal worldview, and today’s story in the LNP is a prime example.

Breaking just now, the LNP is parroting Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace’s accusations…

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

By Trey 378 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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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…

Even PA Democrats are Realizing that Gov. Wolf and Rachel Levine’s COVID-19 Mismanagement Could Cost Them Big in the 2020 Election

By Trey 257 comments
Even PA Democrats are Realizing that Gov. Wolf and Rachel Levine’s COVID-19 Mismanagement Could Cost Them Big in the 2020 Election

More and more Pennsylvania Democrats are waking up to the fact that the political mess that Gov. Tom Wolf and his transgender Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine, have made of the the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response could seriously hurt the party this year.

As noted here previously, from the…

FL Gov Just Dropped a Truth Bomb on Those Who Want to Keep the PA COVID-19 Lockdown

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FL Gov Just Dropped a Truth Bomb on Those Who Want to Keep the PA COVID-19 Lockdown

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis opened up Florida while maintaining safety protocols almost eight weeks ago.

Pandemic panic-mongers declared that Florida would become America’s COVID-19 coffin.

Well, as it turns out, Florida’s actually doing pretty well, despite all the doomsayers who cast doubt on his leadership and competence.

Watch the video.…

UPMC Chief Medical and Science Officer: “What We Cannot Do is Extend Social Isolation”

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UPMC Chief Medical and Science Officer: “What We Cannot Do is Extend Social Isolation”

The following is testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Aging & Youth and Local Government Committees by Dr. Steven Shapiro, chief medical and science officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

His conclusion: While an urban area with high population density and diversity may need more COVID-19 protocols, Gov. Tom…