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  • McHale Burns Obama With Brutal 'HealthCare.gov'd,' Gitmo Jokes

    05/04/2014 9:52:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/4/14 | Trey Sanchez
    There was insult aplenty at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner thanks to headlining comedian Joel McHale. Spurring a mixture of laughter and groans from his audience, McHale succeeded in creating an awkward mood. Here is a mix of his jokes that brought scattered laughter and plenty of jeers. To Obama: Good evening, Mr. President — or as Paul Ryan refers to you, yet another inner-city minority relying on the federal government to feed and house your family. I’m a big fan of President Obama. I think he’s one of the all-time great presidents — definitely in the top 50....
  • Homeowner burns down house after deciding to clear prank toilet paper by setting it on fire

    01/21/2014 1:33:29 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 28 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An Alabama woman got more than she bargained for after she tried to clear toilet paper from her yard by setting it on fire and accidently burned down her house. Cheryl Crausewell's home and yard in Dora were TP'd by neighborhood kids on Saturday and the nightmare began when she and her son tried to quickly clear the paper from a tree with fire on Monday. A bit of the flaming toilet paper leaped from the tree, charred most of her yard, whipped around to a backyard barbecue propane tank and eventually engulfed the entire home. Crausewell suspects the propane...
  • The Address...and in one case almost...

    11/19/2013 8:35:10 PM PST · by Positive · 13 replies
    This is a remarkable display, even though it is a promo for Mr. Burns special. I however choose to point out one little distinction. If you visit the site you will be able to watch 63 plus people deliver the address. All of them delivered it as delivered by President Lincoln but for one. Those who did are named below, after them is the one who left out two words...under God Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers Debbi Wasserman Schultz - Chair of the DNC Richard Trumpka - President AFL-CIO Nina Totenberg - Journalist Uma Thurman - Actress U.S....
  • Limes blamed for second degree burns

    09/04/2013 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    ABC30 | KFSN-TV Fresno, CA ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rick Montanez
    LEMOORE, Calif. (KFSN) -- An everyday piece of fruit is being blamed for causing severe burns on five young girls in the South Valley. The burns cover much of their bodies. The five little girls were simply enjoying a summer day in the backyard pool when they decided to make a lime and lemonade stand, little did anyone know that the lime juice would be so dangerous. --SNIP-- The diagnosis was phytophotodermatitis. The Mayo Clinic says it's caused by a photosynthesis inducing chemical in the lime and other fruits, plants and vegetables.
  • Burns continue on fort land

    03/01/2013 3:28:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — A prescribed burn at two training areas in Garden Canyon are planned on the post today, according to a fort spokeswoman. The burn of 1,104 acres in the first training area is planned for the morning and 781 acres of the second training area are planned for the afternoon if weather conditions and time permits, Tanja Linton said Wednesday. If time and weather conditions are not favorable for the burning of the second area Thursday afternoon, the burn will be rescheduled for Friday morning, she said. Area residents can expect to see smoke over Fort Huachuca today...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 69 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...
  • KEN BURNS BLASTS TEA PARTY FOR RAMPANT USE OF 'N-WORD'

    12/05/2012 4:44:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 123 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 4, 2012 | christian toto
    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns called both the current secessionist movement and elements of the Tea Party racist during an interview late last month on NBC's "Meet the Press." The award-winning filmmaker doubled down on those accusations during an interview with Breitbart News. Burns is currently promoting "The Central Park Five," a documentary detailing how five innocent teens were convicted of a horrific rape which shocked the Big Apple back in 1989. The filmmaker, who works primarily on projects for PBS, says there wouldn't be a birther movement with a President Joe Biden in the White House. Burns then turned his...
  • Father punishes infant daughter for being fussy by burning more than 40 per cent of her body

    10/17/2012 5:39:20 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Pennsylvania man Jorge Colon is facing multiple felony charges after police say he scalded his infant daughter for being fussy in her bath. Police say the baby remains in critical condition at the Burn Unit at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Colon was allegedly bathing his one-month-old daughter, Kiara, a bath when the child was burned from the right side from her neck to her right foot. When questioned, police say Colon told them Kiara had been collicky for almost a month and had become particularly irritable. He went on to say that when Kiara began to fuss during the bath he...
  • Pineapple gel approved for burns

    09/24/2012 11:31:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 24 September 2012 | Andrew Turley
    A topical gel based on pineapple enzymes has been approved in the EU for use in the treatment of burns.NexoBrid gel from privately owned biotech MediWound, contains proteolytic enzymes from the stem of the pineapple plant. It is the first pharmacological treatment for the removal of scab tissue associated with severe burns, which are typically removed surgically. Removal of scab tissue is essential to speed the healing process and prevent infection.NexoBrid gel was designated an orphan medicine in 2002. Israeli generics giants Teva paid $163 million to raise its stake in Mediwound from 14% to 51% in 2010, according to...
  • Burns tot has 'spray-on skin' cure

    03/02/2012 7:27:41 PM PST · by beaversmom · 18 replies
    The Sun ^ | February 17, 2012 | Bella Battle
    A TODDLER who suffered horrific burns has made a full recovery after undergoing pioneering new surgery - which saw doctors SPRAY a new layer of skin on him. Two-year-old Zed Merrick was left with second degree burns across his chest and shoulder after knocking a cup of tea off a kitchen worktop. His mother Nicky Merrick, 33, feared he would be left with horrendous scars for the rest of his life. But doctors carried out a "revolutionary" new treatment where they made a solution from Zed's own skin cells and sprayed it over his burns. And just four months after...
  • Politico's Alex Burns: Voters Are 'Forrest Gump-like', Lack 'Most Basic Grasp of the Details'

    03/14/2012 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 3/14/12 | Tim Graham
    Alex Burns of Politico has developed a bad case of Peter Jennings Syndrome, right down to accusing the voters of a "tantrum-like response" directed at Obama on gas prices. So far, he writes, the campaign "has been more like a game of Marco Polo, as a hapless gang of Republican candidates and a damaged, frantic incumbent try to connect with a historically fickle and frustrated electorate." The voters are a gaggle of Gumps: "And 'fickle' is a nice way of describing the voters of 2012, who appear to be wandering, confused and Forrest Gump-like through the experience of a presidential...
  • Burns bows out of (Pennsylvania)Senate race

    02/02/2012 11:26:02 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    U.S. Senate hopeful Tim Burns of North Strabane Township exited the U.S. Senate race on Thursday. “Those leaders spoke on Saturday,” Burns said of the GOP endorsement, where committee members confirmed Gov. Tom Corbett’s choice. “ And while it may not have been the outcome I hoped for, I have always known it would be difficult to carry on without their support.”
  • Prohibition is an Awful Flop, We Like It

    10/27/2011 1:18:00 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | October 27, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    [T]he film is beautifully composed. There are seductive inserts of bottling machinery and a perfect whiskey old fashioned cocktail being made. Some sequences border upon being high quality advertising agency pornography produced for a liquor industry client. There are no laborers ordering Boilermakers in the final cut... Burns knows his real audience, his business partners at the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (your tax dollars at work) prefer sophisticated cocktails rather than canned beer and pork rinds. The documentary praises Frances Willard of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union as a feminist heroine while ignoring...
  • Xerox CEO, an Obama appointee, may send jobs to Indian firm

    08/09/2011 8:05:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Computerworld ^ | May 23, 2011 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Xerox, whose CEO, Ursula Burns, is advising President Obama on exports, last week told its product engineering employees that it is in outsourcing talks with India-based IT services firm HCL Technologies... Burns was appointed last year as vice chairwoman of the President's Export Council, a panel of CEOs advising the Obama administration on how to increase exports, which would lead to an increase in domestic jobs... Burns is outspoken on the need to improve the pool of math and science graduates in U.S. schools. In a recent video interview on CNN, she warned that if graduation rates in these areas...
  • The Deil's Awa' Wi' Th' Exciseman

    05/18/2011 10:33:29 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 8 replies
    Internet and memory ^ | Long Ago | Robert Burns
    Traditional Scottish Songs - The Deil's Awa' Wi' Th' Exciseman Robert Burns worked as an exciseman, or customs officer, in Dumfries. While he was apparently good at his job, he would be well aware that tax collection and chasing after smugglers was not always popular! It has been suggested that Burns wrote this song while waiting for reinforcements before boarding a smugglers's ship. He certainly sang it - at an excisemen's dinner - a month after such an incident. The Deil's Awa' Wi' Th' Exciseman The Deil cam fiddlin' through the toun And danced awa' wi' th' exciseman, And ilka...
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

    01/25/2011 5:31:19 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2006 | Dayfornight
    0, my love is like a red, red rose, that's newly sprung in June. 0, my love is like a melody, that's sweetly play'd in tune. As fair thou art, my bonnie lass, so deep in love am I, And I will love thee still, my dear, till a' the seas gang dry. Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, and the rocks melt wi' the sun! And I will love thee still, my dear, while the sands of life shall run. And fare the weel, my only love! And fare the well awhile! And I will come again,...
  • Chechnya Burns, Putin Kills, but Obama Talks Treaty

    12/04/2010 7:24:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 12/4/10 | Kim Zigfeld
    As more neo-Soviet horrors are revealed to the public, it's time to call U.S. policy towards Russia its proper name: appeasement. The Russian tinderbox known as Chechnya is smoldering once again, indicating a complete policy breakdown on the part of the Kremlin that has wide and deep repercussions for the outside world — including a greatly increased risk of terrorism at the 2014 Olympic Games. If the Obama administration does not act soon, it may have blood on its hands. Current events coming out of the region look like a public relations nightmare for the Kremlin. First came the renewed...
  • Fire Burns Out Of Control At Roseville Galleria

    10/21/2010 3:11:07 PM PDT · by afnamvet · 76 replies · 2+ views
    CBS13 ^ | October 21, 2010 | CBS13
    <p>Roseville, CA Galleria Mall on fire. All shoppers and sore workers evacuated. No injuries known. Perp placed a package which ignited the fire. Perp captured and under arrest. Reporter saying arson suspected. I can see heavy black smoke from my home.</p>
  • ‘Toasted Skin Syndrome’ Warning For Laptop Users

    10/04/2010 9:42:54 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/4/10 | CBS2/AP
    Have you ever worked on your laptop computer with it sitting on your lap, heating up your legs? If so, you might want to rethink that habit. Doing it a lot can lead to “toasted skin syndrome,” an unusual-looking mottled skin condition caused by long-term heat exposure, according to medical reports.
  • Woman burned after prank goes wrong

    08/13/2010 9:15:45 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 11 replies
    WISH TV 8 (Indianapolis) ^ | 8/11/10 | Mike Fletcher
    KOKOMO, Ind.(Kokomo Tribune) - A woman suffered second-degree burns to her face, hands and arms after a prank at a westside residence went horribly wrong. Assistant Chief Brad Myers of the Kokomo Fire Department said the victim, Heather McCombs, 24, put out a cigarette in a coffee can she was using as an ash tray. The can contained gunpowder. When McCombs' cigarette came into contact with the gunpowder, it ignited, causing the burns...
  • A Republican Defeat - Lessons from the rout in Pennsylvania 12

    05/19/2010 4:35:30 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 70 replies · 2,121+ views
    Republicans who were already planning their Nancy Pelosi retirement galas for November may want to cancel the caterer. The GOP lost the most important election that was held on Tuesday, and if it fails to learn from the experience the party will lose in the autumn too. The GOP lost the one race in which a seat in Congress was up for grabs, the contest to replace the late Jack Murtha in the 12th House district in southwestern Pennsylvania. John McCain had carried the seat with 49% of the vote in 2008, President Obama's approval rating was well below 40%,...
  • Recapping Pennsylvania’s 12th

    05/19/2010 12:17:09 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies · 1,102+ views
    National Review ^ | May 19, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    On Tuesday morning, Republicans who were closely watching the special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District — once represented by John Murtha — did not offer ironclad, take-it-to-the-bank guarantees that their man Tim Burns was going to win. But they liked his chances, and expected him to at least run close to Democrat Mark Critz. The final tally wasn’t close: Critz won 53.4 percent to Burns’s 44.3 percent, with all precincts but one reporting. Critz won a bit more than 71,000 votes, Burns a bit more than 59,000. So what happened? Among the arguments emerging late Tuesday night: Critz ran...
  • The PA-12 Results Are Bad For the GOP. Just How Bad?

    05/19/2010 7:12:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 72 replies · 2,543+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 18, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    In Pennsylvania’s 12th District, Republican Tim Burns has conceded to Democrat Mark Critz. One reader’s on the ledge: Pa12 is more than a disappointment.  It is a disaster.  You know politics as well as I do (even though I’m probably your senior by at least thirty years).  When there is a political wave the following happens: parties win special elections in normally difficult districts; they win with weak candidates; they win all the close elections. They just win, win, and win.   Burns’s defeat shows, as of now, the Rs will unlikely take the House.  Perhaps they’ll do well; as today’s generic...
  • The Triumph of Murthanomics

    05/19/2010 5:24:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies · 667+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | May 19, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Bill Steiner had a simple explanation for Tuesday night's result in Pennsylvania's 12th District. "It's Murtha's ghost," said Steiner, about a half-hour after Republican Tim Burns had conceded to Democrat Mark Critz, former aide to the late Rep. John Murtha. "People were afraid to change." Murtha died in February, three weeks after Republican Scott Brown had won the Massachusetts Senate seat held for more than four decades by Ted Kennedy, and the GOP clearly hoped to carry that momentum into the special election to fill the House seat that Murtha had held since the mid-1970s. What happened...
  • Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns

    05/18/2010 7:47:53 PM PDT · by csd · 29 replies · 1,210+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | May 18, 2010 | Conservative American
    Democrat Mark Critz has defeated Republican challenger Tim Burns in the special election for the House seat formerly held by the late John Murtha in Pennsylvania's 12th district
  • Competititive high profile race for US Senate in Pennsylvania could have cost Tim Burns

    05/18/2010 6:54:11 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 23 replies · 1,178+ views
    vanity | May 18, 2010 | steelers6
    We needed Toomey to GOTV but he really had the , if it had been Toomey v Specter I think Burns would have had a much better chance of winning. Turnout was key and having competitive Senate and Governors races helped the Democrats turn out nearly 1 million voters. Burns also has a serious primary challenge by Bill Russell since he ran against Murtha last time out. It would be wild if Burns pulls this out against Critz but loses the primary to Russel, a lame duck unless he can run Independent like Charley Crist.
  • Predicting A Tim Burns Win In The 12th

    05/18/2010 5:02:02 PM PDT · by csd · 10 replies · 1,036+ views
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | May 18, 2010 | No Spin Zone
    The polls are not yet closed in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District. Yet some astute observers are seeing a Tim Burns win in the cards. Why predict a Burns win in a district that is 2 to 1 Democrat? Let's go through the reasons: 1-This years big political theme: The theme of 2010 is change. The 12th district has been Democrat since 1974.It 's hard for Critz to argue he is an agent for change when he is of the same party as Obama and worked for Murtha. Indeed, he campaigns that he can bring home pork like Murtha. This is...
  • 175 People Double Voted in One Precinct in PA-12

    05/18/2010 2:18:53 PM PDT · by randita · 39 replies · 1,743+ views
    BigGovernment ^ | 5/18/10 | Mike Roman
    175 People Double Voted in One Precinct in PA-12 by Mike Roman The Precinct Judge of Elections at North Union 4 in Fayette County says she mistakenly gave 175 people 2 ballots this morning. She claims she thought the Special Election to fill the vacancy in Congressional District 12 required her to give a seperate ballot for the Primary and the Special Election. As of now, it is unknown the partisan breakdown of the 175 voters. Jack Murtha carried the precinct with 62% in 2008. His death in February caused the vacancy in the district. Developing…
  • Pennsylvania Primary Review

    05/17/2010 6:34:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 358+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-17-10 | Skye
    Pennsylvania Primary Predictions (?) Pennsylvania's primary election is fast approaching, with one of the nation's hottest special election occurring, the spotlight is on Pennsylvania on Tuesday.  As a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, let me share some insights on some of the races in Pennsylvania. Pat Toomey vs Peg Lusik:  In a nutshell, this is Toomey's race and I predict he will carry this primary election easily. Sestak vs Specter:  Rasmussen has Sestak moving slightly ahead of Specter in polling last week. Not surprising as Specter has the same dismal appeal to Democrats in PA as McCain had to Republicans in...
  • Tim Burns Can Take Murthas Seat

    05/17/2010 5:56:19 PM PDT · by csd · 3 replies · 311+ views
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | May 17, 2010 | St. Louis Tea Pary
    The final poll before Tuesday’s special election to fill Jack Murtha’s unexpired seat in the U.S. House shows that Republican Tim Burns is neck and neck with Democrat and pork barrel specialist Mark Critz. (Yes, Critz’s campaign is funded by lobbyists and special interests.)
  • Bill Clinton Says Voters Are Disoriented

    05/16/2010 7:58:18 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 18 replies · 806+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 05/16/10 | CaroleL
    In the race to replace the late Congressman John Murtha, businessman Tim Burns (R) leads former Murtha aide Mark Critz (D) by just one point (48% to 47%) in what will probably be the last major poll of the campaign. Leaping into the spotlight of this special election is former President Bill Clinton who stopped by to tell all those bitter Pennsylvanians clinging to their guns and religion that the reason the race is close is that "times are tough and things are all up in the air and people are disoriented."
  • Without John Murtha, Johnstown faces a choice

    05/12/2010 12:56:23 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 12, 2010 | Dennis B. Roddy
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Almost four decades after John Murtha stood at the Rod & Wire Division gate and shook enough hands to loosen his arm, Mark Critz's stayed firmly in its socket, a testament to the possibility the 12th Congressional District could soon be in very different hands. "Mr. Murtha told me once, when they're coming out, shake their hand and let them go, because they want to go home. When they're coming in, they'll want to stop and talk," said Mr. Critz, who was awarded the Democratic nomination to Congress after Mr. Murtha, his boss, died three months ago....
  • Murtha aide pulls ahead in special election race

    05/12/2010 8:14:43 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 42 replies · 1,603+ views
    Tribune-Review (suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 12 May 2010 | Mike Wereschagin
    A close primary race has divided Republicans in the late Rep. John Murtha's district and has helped Democrat Mark Critz take the lead in the special election to replace him, according to a Susquehanna Polling & Research survey. Critz leads GOP nominee Tim Burns 44 percent to 38 percent with one week to go. Voters on Tuesday will pick between the two to fill Murtha's unexpired term and will choose their parties' nominees for the general election in November. A majority of Democrats back Critz in the primary over challengers Ryan Bucchianeri and Ron Mackell Jr. Burns is locked in...
  • Filling the void in 12th District (PA-12 major local paper endorses Bill Russell in Repub Primary)

    05/10/2010 9:59:32 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 574+ views
    Washington Observer-Observer ^ | 5-10-2010 | Editorial
    Filling the void in 12th District Observer-Reporter May 10, 2010 The unexpected death in February of U.S. Rep. John Murtha left a void in the U.S. Congress and, more specifically, in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District, that seems unlikely to be filled anytime soon. Murtha not only brought a wealth of expertise on defense issues to the U.S. House of Representatives, but also pulled a bounty of federal projects into his district. Some may have condemned it as pork-barrel spending, but it brought the region a much-needed economic lift as the steel industry withered. Voters in the 12th Congressional District will...
  • PA-12: Revenge Of The Clingers

    05/07/2010 10:15:56 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies · 584+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 05/07/10 | CaroleL
    Remember Candidate Barack Obama's opinion of people in small town Pennsylvania? He made it very clear at a 2008 San Fransisco fundraiser when he said, "You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania...they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion." (source) Call it revenge of the clingers - in eleven days the Obama machine is about to be seriously jammed by those small town Pennsylvanians and one native son who wants to bring real hope and change to the area.
  • Dems starting to panic in PA-12? (Previously held by Murtha)

    05/06/2010 4:23:40 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 11 replies · 754+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 05/04/10 | Ed Morrissey
    At first blush, Democrats should have nothing to fear in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District special election. John Murtha held this seat for decades. Democrats have a 2-1 registration advantage over Republicans. Their candidate was a Murtha aide for over ten years, while their opponent has had little political experience. And yet, the AP has gotten a big whiff of panic from Pennsylvania Democrats... The polling shows a very close race — with Burns in the lead. That has Democrats worried about how other normally-safe districts might turn out in November. That fear has come out in Critz’ campaigning, where he...
  • Critz May Benefit From Sestak Surge Vs. Specter

    05/06/2010 10:31:21 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 15 replies · 480+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 5/6/2010 | David Hogberg
    In less than two weeks, voters go to the polls in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District to pick a replacement for deceased Rep. John Murtha. The polls show a close race between Democrat Mark Critz and Republican Tim Burns. As IBD noted in a story Wednesday, Critz has one possible advantage that could prove crucial: The special election falls on the same day as Pennsylvania’s primary. Democrats have competitive races for governor and the Senate. “There is an opportunity here for higher Democrat turnout
  • Poll: GOPer Leads Race For Murtha Seat

    04/30/2010 12:06:39 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 17 replies · 514+ views
    TPMDC ^ | April 30, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    The new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll of the PA-12 special election gives Republican businessman Tim Burns the edge in the race for the House seat formerly held by the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha. The numbers: Burns 46%, with Democratic candidate and former Murtha aide Mark Critz at 40%. The sample of likely voters has a ±4% margin of error. The Democrats have held this seat since 1974, when Murtha picked it up from the Republicans in a special election held in the midst of the Watergate scandals. The special election will be held on May 18. The TPM Poll...
  • Kos poll: Burns by six (PA-12 Special Election)

    04/30/2010 10:58:09 AM PDT · by randita · 16 replies · 815+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/30/10 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Kos poll: Burns by six By: Josh Kraushaar April 30, 2010 12:59 PM EDT Weighed down in his district by low presidential favorability ratings and a health care law that's unpopular there, Pennsylvania Democrat Mark Critz now trails by six points in next month's special election for the seat of the late Rep. John Murtha, according to a Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll released Friday. Critz, who served on Murtha's staff before the congressman's death, takes 40 percent of the vote in the poll compared with 46 percent for Republican businessman Tim Burns. The poll shows President Barack Obama's favorability number...
  • PA12: Palin Picks a Winner

    04/29/2010 5:40:32 AM PDT · by curth · 20 replies · 794+ views
    The Other McCain ^ | 4/29/2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    What do you do when you’re a Republican in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and you’ve just stomped Nancy Pelosi’s handpicked Democrat into smithereens in a public debate for the congressional seat formerly held by the late Jack Murtha? Tim Burns headed straight to Coney Island Lunch for the world-famous “Sundowner” burger. The Johnston Tribune-Democrat story about the debate is so “fair and balanced” as to be soporific. It’s 3 a.m., I’ve just driven 240 miles round-trip and I’m too tired to give you the full gonzo account until I get a few hours of sleep. But the neutral objective fact is that...
  • Free Pennsylvania

    04/27/2010 11:32:43 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 45 replies · 668+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | April 27, 2010 | HonestConservative
    Free Pennsylvania Rob Gleason’s man Tim Burns appears on radio and television shows across the nation regularly these days, now that he received the Republican party endorsement for the seat formerly held by Jack Murtha. Rob Gleason is PA Republican State Chair and long time Murtha ally. Yes, I said Republican. Burns does not mentioned that the grassroots conservative candidate for the House of Representatives from PA, Lt. Col. Bill Russell is beating him in the polls by 29 points http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/23/defeat-for-another-house-seat/ . Burns is beating Critz the Democrat candidate by 4 according to his website. This translates to Russell smashing...
  • Cash pours in for Murtha's top aide in Pa. race for seat

    04/26/2010 9:00:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 818+ views
    WaPo ^ | April 26, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Many of the defense contractors that benefited from the late Rep. John Murtha's power to dole out Pentagon contracts are lining up to help elect his top aide to the seat. Defense contractors, local business officers and lobbyists that relied on earmarked federal contracts from Murtha (D-Pa.) recently chipped in $142,400 to elect Mark Critz, an analysis by The Washington Post shows. Those donations made up more than 52 percent of the individual contributions that Critz raised in the first-quarter of 2010 as he seeks to replace his late boss, new campaign records reveal. Critz is a friendly face to...
  • (Election Projection) Rating change: GOP projected to win Murtha's seat (5/12 Special Election)

    04/26/2010 5:57:24 AM PDT · by randita · 38 replies · 1,102+ views
    Election Projection ^ | 4/25/10 | staff
    Sunday, April 25, 2010 Rating change: GOP projected to win Murtha's seat With the Pennsylvania preview comes one more projected GOP takeover. On May 18th, a special election will be held to fill the seat vacated by John Murtha's unexpected passing. The pundits call it a toss-up, but polls give Republican Tim Burns an slight edge over Democrat Mark Critz. As a result, the race moves to a Weak GOP Gain. I'm looking forward to seeing if the momentum displayed in Massachusetts in January will still be going strong in May in southwestern Pennsylvania. This change brings the projected House...
  • (New Poll) PPP: Burns by three (Republican Candidate for PA-12 Special Election)

    04/20/2010 9:50:23 AM PDT · by randita · 19 replies · 547+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/20/10 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    PPP: Burns by three By: Josh Kraushaar April 20, 2010 12:07 PM EDT Republican businessman Tim Burns holds a three-point lead in next month's special election for Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. PPP shows Burns leading Democrat Mark Critz, a former aide to the late Rep. John Murtha, 44 percent to 41 percent. Burns also has a higher net favorability rating than Critz: 45 percent of voters view him favorably and 26 percent view him unfavorably, compared with 41 percent who have a favorable view of Critz and 34 percent who have...
  • Dems' Stakes High in PA-12

    04/18/2010 4:10:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 718+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2010 | Salena Zito
    LATROBE – On paper, the nine counties meandering across Western Pennsylvania to form the 12th Congressional District numerically favor Democrats by a nice margin. In reality, people who live, work and pray here could not be more removed from the Democratic Party ruling out of Washington. More rural/suburban than urban/suburban, it is chock-full of conservative Democrats who believe in hard work, God and guns. It is a world that elite liberals fail to understand, as one Democratic strategist confessed in an e-mail: “Have to admit that America is about as foreign as France to me.” On May 18, ex-congressional aide...
  • Exclusive: ‘Dirty’ Nuke Attack in New Delhi?

    04/15/2010 5:34:29 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 31 replies · 1,296+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | April 15, 2010 | Paul Williams, PhD
    While the White House was engaged in hosting a Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., a major nuclear incident occurred in India that escaped the attention of the international press. Five people suffering from serious radiological burns were hospitalized in West New Delhi this week from contact with nuclear material in a Delhi scrap market. The material has been identified as Cobalt-60 which may be used for making a dirty bomb. Indian police sectioned off the 200 market stores in the thickly populated city of 14 million and sealed nearby establishments within a one-kilometer radius. Scrap dealer Deepak Jain and...
  • Special Election-PA 12th House District-May 18 (Murtha's seat)

    04/13/2010 7:50:30 AM PDT · by randita · 32 replies · 823+ views
    Key House Races ^ | 4/13/10 | randita
    This is a VERY important election. We've been fighting for this seat for a long time and finally have a great shot of taking it both in the May 18 Special Election and in November. Tim Burns (R) has been selected as the GOP candidate to run in the May 18 Special Election against Mark Critz (D), but both Burns and another good GOP candidate, Bill Russell, are running in the May 18 Primary to face off against Critz in November. Burns needs our support now to win the seat on May 18.Note that this district went for McCain in...
  • The Roots of Appalachian English and the Writings of Robert Burns

    04/02/2010 6:44:38 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 15 replies · 373+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 2, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Prof. (Emeritus) Michael Montgomery has shown a definite link between the Scottish English of the Ulster emigrants to America and the Appalachian English dialect. Robert Burns was a poet and a lyricist who studied and wrote in Scottish dialect. His most famous collection of poetry is "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect." Burns collected Scottish folk songs, which he sometimes revised or adapted, and he traveled through southern Scotland collecting material for The Scots Musical Museum. Burns' poetry and lyrics thus reflect an extensive knowledge of the Scottish folk idiom. (Burns' letters, in contrast, are written in standard English.)
  • Russell Accuses State Republican Party Chairman of Collusion (PA-12)

    03/24/2010 11:09:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 130 replies · 1,180+ views
    The Kittaning Paper ^ | March 24, 2010 | David Croyle
    Russell Accuses State Republican Party Chairman of Collusion March 24, 2010 by David CroyleHarrisburg is talking about last night’s cable show in Kittanning where the Republican candidate for the 12th Congressional District accused the state Republican Party chairman of collusion.Bill Russell ran two years ago against John Murtha in his last election in 2008, raising $3.6 million and earning an impressive 42 percent of the vote. Following his loss, Russell announced he would run against him again.Since Murtha’s unexpected death on February 8, a special election will now be held simultaneously with the Primary on May 18. However, while Russell...