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  • ‘Our policy is meant to protect the health and safety of all of our guests': Hersheypark responds to angry parent’s viral video

    07/10/2020 7:04:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 25 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 July A.D. 2020 | Paul Vigna
    A mother who said her “disabled” son was denied access to Hersheypark posted a video of him crying in the car, and it was a scene that picked up speed on social media like one of the tourist attraction’s iconic roller coasters. Pamela Heinbaugh said in the 2-minute video that her son has severe asthma “so he can’t cover his face,” and is autistic. “He can‘t wear anything on his head. He can’t wear a hat. He doesn’t even like to wear shoes,” she continued, aiming her phone at his feet while continuing to film. She also pointed out that...
  • Retired Police Officers Launch Protect Our Police PAC to Elect Pro-Police Candidates

    07/10/2020 7:32:37 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2020 | PENNY STARR
    A group of retired police officers announced on Wednesday the formation of a political action committee devoted to electing pro-police candidates to state and municipal offices. The launch of the PAC comes at a time when reaction to the tragic murder of George Floyd while in police custody has morphed into anti-police protests and calls for law enforcement agencies to be defunded and even eliminated. “Our Police are under attack!” the website said. “Radical anarchists, spineless left-wing politicians and the mainstream media are doing everything in their power to defund the police and dismantle the systems of law and order...
  • The speech police dubs yet more words 'racist' David Harsanyi notes how completely inoffensive phrases are now considered verboten

    07/10/2020 7:24:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 7/9/2020 | David Harsanyi
    Recently, I ran across a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer that lays out four racist words and phrases that should be banished from the English language. It begins like this: "Editor's note: Please be aware offensive terms are repeated here solely for the purpose of identifying and analyzing them honestly. These terms may upset some readers." Steel yourself, brave reader, here they are: Peanut gallery Eenie meenie miney moe Gyp No can do The same grammarian who authored the piece had previously confronted the "deeply racist connotation" of the word "thug," noting that President Donald Trump "wasn't the least bit...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at Back the Blue Rally | Philadelphia, PA

    07/09/2020 9:02:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 Philadelphia, PA6:21 P.M. EDTTHE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Philadelphia!  (Applause.)  Thank you for that great warm welcome.  Thank you all for coming out.  It’s a great honor to be with all of you in an important time in the life of our nation.  To Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, to your national president Pat Yoes, president John McNesby, it is great to be back in the Keystone State, but is particularly great to be here with members of an organization that, for 105 years, has been the voice of our nation’s law enforcement...
  • Bernstine, Bartolotta (PA State Reps) say untested residents told they have COVID-19

    07/10/2020 3:40:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    The Beaver County Times ^ | July 9, 2020 | J.D. Prose
    Two state legislators have claimed that people are being told they are positive for COVID-19 even though they have not been tested for it. Two local state legislators claimed in social media posts Wednesday night that there have been several incidents in which people not tested for COVID-19 have been told they are positive for the virus. In posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, state Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-10, New Beaver, shared an email from an unnamed House colleague who said he had learned of a situation where people went to a COVID-19 testing site, shared their information, but...
  • New polls after BLM riots and Trump Mount Rushmore speech show coming Trump landslide

    07/09/2020 8:30:05 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 90 replies
    Steve Turley YouTube Channel ^ | July 8 2020 | Steve Turley
    Skip the first 2 minutes to avoid his commercials. Nice piece from Dr Steve Hurley. Highlights. 1. New Express poll has Trump tied with Biden at 47% each. 2. In case you think it's an outlier, Zogby also had a poll June 30th with Trump and Biden tied at 46% each. (Not to mention the Harris poll which had the gap between Biden and Trump down to just 4%). 3. The Express poll had Trump on course to win the crucial swing states including Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where Trump outpolls Biden by 48 percent to 44...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Chamber Roundtable to Discuss Economic Reopening | Malvern, PA

    07/09/2020 9:04:27 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | July 9, 2020 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Rajant Corporation Malvern, PennsylvaniaTHE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, Gene, thank you. And I want to thank the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry for bringing together so many great business leaders.It’s wonderful to be back in Pennsylvania at a time when we are opening up America again and opening up America’s schools very soon. So, thank you all for coming. I’m looking forward to hearing your reports on the progress you’re making.And allow me to being by bringing greetings from a great champion of Pennsylvania and a great admirer of the hardworking people of this state. I bring greetings from...
  • Roger Goodell shamefully silent about DeSean Jackson’s Hitler posts

    07/09/2020 6:39:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    You can come out, now, Roger! In his continuing role as the NFL’s Neville Chamberlain — the British prime minister who appeased Nazi Germany until it was too late to prevent World War II — Roger Goodell continues to pander to the bad acts at the risk of imperiling the good and welfare — and value — of the NFL. Goodell has proven he would rather offend the NFL’s most devoted, fair-minded fans than the league’s most offensive players.
  • VIDEO: Chirping Birds and Falling Rain Dominate Joe Biden's Speech

    07/09/2020 3:49:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 9, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO What is it with Joe Biden and Mother Nature? It is like the primal force of the universes continue to plague his campaign. We already had his campaign upended by chirping birds and flying electrons that messed up the broadcasts of his virtual town halls. And now again the chirping birds are back along with falling rain that upstaged his speech in Dumore, Pennsylvania to hilarious results as you can see.
  • Ringing of the Liberty Bell (to call the citizens to hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence)

    07/09/2020 8:55:52 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 8, 2020 | Bill Federer
    The Pennsylvania Assembly ordered it to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Quaker leader William Penn founding the Colony in 1701 and writing the Charter of Privileges. Quakers were the first and strongest voices to end slavery.  In 1751, Pennsylvania's Assembly declared a "Year of Jubilee" and commissioned the bell to be put in the Philadelphia State House. Speaker Isaac Norris read the Leviticus chapter 25 verse 10: "And ye shall make hallow the fiftieth year, and PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee." "Jubilee" in the Israelite calendar was, after...
  • Philadelphia To Waive All Protest-Related Code Violation Notices Issued, Mayor Jim Kenney Says

    07/08/2020 8:08:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 08 JULY 2020 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia will waive all protest-related code violation notices issued from demonstrations between May 30 and June 30, Mayor Jim Kenney said Wednesday. The approved Law Department and Office of Administrative Review recommendation include disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, curfew violations and related offenses. More than 750 citations were issued. “My decision to wave these violations is not a statement on the validity of the individual citations,” Kenney said in a statement. “Rather, it is a recognition of the core concerns that caused thousands to demonstrate on the streets of Philadelphia. In waiving these notices, I recognize that...
  • Why are NFL players silent on DeSean Jackson?

    07/08/2020 5:42:17 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 8 July 2020 | Dominic Green
    The usual anti-racism crowd is punting.....In early June, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints refused to take a knee because he didn’t want to insult the flag. Black NFL players lined up to denounce him. ‘Ignorant,’ said his black teammate Emmanuel Sanders. ‘Drew’s words were extremely painful to hear,’ another black Saint, Malcolm Jenkins said, ‘and I hope he rectifies them with real action.’ ‘If you don’t speak about racism, then you’re a part of the problem,’ said A.J. Brown of the Tennessee Titans. A month later, in early July, DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles posted on Instagram...
  • Hundreds complainted about virus rule=breakers before Allegheny County closed restaurants again

    07/08/2020 11:22:46 AM PDT · by lightman · 66 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 July A.D. 2020 | Patricia Sabatini
    The Allegheny County Health Department was fielding hundreds of complaints about restaurants and bars not enforcing face masks and other pandemic rules just before the county shut down indoor dining again last week because of a record number of COVID-19 cases. According to county health department data, there were 419 virus-related complaints involving restaurants and bars the week of June 29. That compares with 116 complaints received during the first 20 days of the green phase of the state’s reopening plan from June 5-25. Most of those complaints were related to masks. On June 30, restaurants and bars were ordered...
  • Freepers: Need Signatures in Police Officer Wrongful Termination Petition (Protect those in BLUE!)

    07/08/2020 8:30:05 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 7 replies ^ | "Stand Up For Skippy"
    Robert "Skippy" Carroll was terminated from his employment. He was fired for a Facebook post- Union Protected speech when he was acting in his role as FOP Vice President- letting his members know about a local business hating on 2 young police officers who were killed. This was days after the 2020 riots began in early June when progressive activism was frenzied and buildings were burning. Activists caught wind of Vice President Carroll defending murdered police officers and dubbed him racist, threatening and any other buzz word they use for views that differ from theirs. The weak Media Borough Council...
  • DeSean Jackson in Eagles limbo after ‘appalling’ Adolf Hitler post

    07/08/2020 5:23:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | July 7, 2020 | 12:42pm | By Justin Tasch
    The Philadelphia Eagles responded to DeSean Jackson posting anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler on Instagram, but the team isn’t yet taking action. The Eagles have been in contact with the 33-year-old wide receiver, who posted an apology, and condemned his posts. “We have spoken with DeSean Jackson about his social media posts. Regardless of his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling,” the Eagles said in a statement Tuesday. “They have no place in our society, and are not condoned or supported in any way by the organization. We are disappointed and we reiterated to...
  • Gov Wolf (PA) Masl mandate could be until there's a vaccine.

    07/07/2020 8:38:01 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 26 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | 7/6/2020 | Fox 43
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Governor Tom Wolf said at a press conference Monday that mask wearing could continue until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed. “I’m sort of thinking this [mask wearing] is until we get a vaccine," said Gov. Wolf. "But I don’t have any real formal goal there." On July 1, Governor Tom Wolf announced an order, signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, requiring masks to be worn whenever anyone leaves home when social distancing is not possible. Studies have shown wearing a mask can help reduce the spread of the virus.
  • Senior Citizens Will Be the 'Deciding Factor' in 2020 Election

    07/07/2020 4:12:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | July 7, 2020 | Salena Zito
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pennsylvania -- The ad shows a drive-by of a rural, post-industrial unnamed town in this western Pennsylvania county. The woman in the ad says her name is Janie. She is a fisher who caught two legal Northern pike the day her daughter was born, voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and now believes the choice was wrong because of his attempt to try to cut Medicaid. The most important bit of information in the ad is her age. She is 82 years old, and strategists and experts agree she and her peers may be the most important voting...
  • Eagles' DeSean Jackson accused of anti-Semitism after posting quotes attributed to Hitler, praising Farrakhan

    07/07/2020 5:25:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/07/2020 | Ryan Gaydos |
    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was accused of anti-Semitism on Monday for promoting quotes attributed to Adolph Hitler on his social media. Jackson highlighted three paragraphs from a book that attributed the quotes to Hitler. He posted the picture of the highlighted passages to his Instagram. The passage reads: “Hitler said, ‘because the white Jews knows [sic] that the Negros are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will black mail America. ‘The will extort America, their pan to world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were. ‘The white citizens of...
  • DeSean Jackson says he has no hate toward Jewish community after repeatedly posting fake Hitler quote

    07/07/2020 5:17:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 6, 2020 | Jack Baer
    An Instagram story post featuring a fake quote from Adolf Hitler resulted in Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson insisting he has no hatred toward the Jewish community, then posting the same Hitler quote again. The 33-year-old receiver drew a backlash on Monday for his initial post, which featured the fake quote in which Hitler supposedly said he would start World War III to stop white Jews in America from oppressing the Black community. Snopes has identified the quote as a fabrication originating in June 2017 and claimed to be from a book that, in reality, made no argument that...
  • Trump supporters, protesters clash along Mon River during boat parade

    07/04/2020 3:33:16 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 4, 2020
    PITTSBURGH — A steady stream of boats headed up the Monongahela River toward the Hot Metal Bridge while a crowd of protesters clashed with supporters on the riverwalk Saturday. Hundreds of boats and thousands of people were expected to take part in a boat parade in support of President Donald Trump. Most supporting Trump were dressed in red, white and blue and didn’t have masks. As chanting escalated back and forth between Trump supporters and protesters, mounted police positioned themselves between the two groups. Tensions heightened as the two sides began yelling and cursing at each other on the riverwalk....